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154 Edward VI. last moments of king 28
Brownell, consecration of Bishop 352 Episcopal Fund, collections for 146
Charleston Prot. E. missionary society 285 Flowers, the, by Bishop Horne 128
Glasse's reply to William Jones
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Christian Journal, utility of the 19 Guilford female B. and P. B. society 275
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May, Rev, Thomas P. death of 320 Scripture biography, advantages of 324
152 South Carolina Prot. Episc. Society
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379 Stillingfleet, biography of Bishop 353
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Memoirs of the late Bishop HORNE, While Mr. Horne was at school, a
éxrtracted from the life of that emi- Maidstone scholarship in University nent Prelate; by the Rev. WILLIAM College became vacant; in his appli Jones, of Nayland.
cation for which he succeeded, and,
young as he was, the master recomDoctor George Horne, late Bishop mended his going directly to college. of Norwich, and for several years Soon after he was settled at Uni. President of Magdalen College, in versity College, (where he was adOxford, and Dean of Canterbury, was mitted on the 15th of March, 1745-6,) horn at Otham, a small village near Mr. Hobson, a good and learned tutor Maidstone, in Kent, on the first of of the house, gave out an exercise, November, in the year 1730. His for a trial of skill, to Mr. Horne and father was the Rev. Samuel Horne,* the present writer of his life, who M. A. Rector of Otham, a very learn- was also in his first year. They were ed and respectable clergyman, who ordered to take a favourite Latin ode for some years had been a tutor at of Boëtius, and present it to the tutor Oxford.
in a different Latin metre. This they Under his father's tuition he led a both did as well as they could: and pleasant life, and made a rapid pro- the contest, instead of dividing, united gress in Greek and Latin. But some them ever after, and had also the efwell meaning friend, fearing he might fect of inspiring them with a love of be spoiled by staying so long at home, the Lyric Poetry of that author. advised the sending of him to school. To show how high Mr. Horne's To this his good father, who never character stood with all the members was given to make much resistance, of his college, old and young, I need readily consented : and he was ac- only mention the following fact. It cordingly placed in the school at happened about the time when he Maidstone, under the care of the Rev. took his Bachelor's degree, which Deodatus Bye, a man of good prin- was on the 27th of October, 1749, ciples, and well learned in Latin, that a Kentish fellowship became vaGreek, and Hebrew; who, when he cant at Magdalen College ; and there had received his new scholar, and ex- was, at that time, no scholar of the amined him at the age of thirteen, house who was upon the county. The was so surprised at his proficiency, senior fellow of University College that he asked him why he came to having heard of this, said nothing of school, when he was rather fit to go it to Mr. Horne, but went down to from school? With this gentleman Magdalen College, told them what an he continued two years; during which extraordinary young man they might he added much to his stock of learn- find in University Collego, and gave
among other things, a little him such a recommendation as diselementary knowledge of the He- posed the society to accept of him, brew, on the plan of Buxtorf, which When the day of election came, they was of great advantage to him after found him such as he had been reprewards.
sented, and much more ; and, in 1750,
he was accordingly chosen a fellow of • He died in 1768, aged 75. Magdalen College, and on the first of VOL. III.
June, 1752, he took the degree of in my own strength, but in the strength Master of Arts.
of the Lord God; and may he prosIf we look back upon our past lives, per the work of my hands !" He came it will generally be found, that the to me, then resident upon the curacy leading events, which gave a direc- of Finedon, in Northamptonshire, to tion to all that followed, were not ac- preach his first sermon: to which, as cording to our own choice or know- it might be expected, I listened with ledge, but from the hand of an over- no small attention ; under an assuruling Providence, which acts without rance, that his doctrine would be consulting us ; putting us into situa- good, and that he was capable of tions which are either best for our- adorning it to a high degree with beauselves, or best for the world, or best tiful language and a graceful delifor both; and leading us as it led the very. The discourse he then preached, patriarch Abraham ; of whom we are though excellent in its kind, is not told, that he knew not whither he was printed among his other works. Scrugoing. This was plainly the case in pulous critics, he thought, might be of Mr. Horne's election to Magdalen opinion, that he had given too great College. A person took up the mat- scope to his imagination ; and that ter, ‘unsolicited, and in secret: he the text, in the sense he took it, was succeeded. When fellow, his charac- not a foundation solid enough to build ter and conduct gave him favour with so much upon. This was his sentithe society, and, when Dr. Jenner ment when his judgment was more died, they elected him president : the mature ; and he seems to me to have headship of the college introduced judged "rightly. Yet the discourse him to the office of vice-chancellor; was admirable in respect of its compowhich, at length, made him as well sition and its moral tendency. Give known to Lord North as to the Earl me an audience of well disposed of Liverpool : this led to the deanry Christians, among whom there are no of Canterbury, and that to the bishop- dry moralists, no fastidious critics, ric of Norwich.
and I would stake my life upon the, The time drew near when he was hazard of pleasing them all by the to take holy orders. This was a se- preaching of that sermon. With farrious affair to him; and he entered ther preparation, and a little more exupon it, as every candidate ought to perience, he preached in a more pubdo, with a resolution to apply the stu- lic pulpit, before one of the largest dies he had followed to the practice and most polite congregations at Lonof his ministry; and, above all the don. The preacher, whose place he rest, his study of the Holy Scripture. supplied, but who attended in the Soon after he had been ordained, on church on purpose to hear him, was Trinity Sunday, 1753, by the Bishop so much affected by what he had of Oxford, he related the circumstance heard, and the manner in which it by letter to an intimate, friend, not was delivered, that when he visited without adding the following petition, me, shortly after, in the country, he which is well worth preserving : « May was so full of this sermon, that he he who ordered Peter three times to gave me the matter and the method feed his lambs, give me grace, know- of it by heart; pronouncing at the ledge, and skill, to watch and attend to end of it, what a writer of his life the flock, which he purchased upon ought never to forget, that--"George the cross, and to give rest to those who Horne was, without exception, the are under the burden of sin or sor- best preacher in England.” Which row! It hath pleased God to call me 'testimony was the more valuable, beto the ministry in very troublesome cause it came from a person who had, times indeed; when a lion and a bear with many people, the reputation of have broken into the fold, and are being such himself. This sermon is making havock among the sheep. preserved ; and if the reader should With a firm, though humble confi- be a judge, and will take the pains to lence, do I propose to go forth ; not examine it, he will think it merits