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O.xford, December 24. On Wednesday the 14th instant, Mr. Thomas Fane, of Brasenose college, was admitted Bachelor of Arts.
Saturday, the last day of Michaelmas Term, the Rev. John Mountford, Bachelor of Arts, of Jesus College, was admitted Master of Arts. 'Messrs. John Rd. Tetlow, of Queen's college; Joseph Ager, of Pembroke college; and Stephen Preston of Lincoln college; were admitted Bachelors of Arts.
The whole number of degrees in this Term was one Doctor in Divinity, five Bachelors in Divinity, three Bachelors in Civil Law, fourteen Masters of Arts, and twenty-nine Bachelors of Arts. Matriculations 92.
Saturday the 14th inst, and the 1st day of Lent Term, Charles Price, B. M. of Wadham college, was admitted Doctor in Medicine, Thomas Winfield, of Brasenose college, and one of the Maxime in the last year's public examination, was admitted a complete Bachelor of Arts. Messrs. Robert Prosser, of All Souls college; Thomas Hawkeshead, of Brasenose college; John Morse, and Christopher D'Oyly Aplin, of Lincoln college, were admitted Bachelors of Arts.
19.] Thursday the Rev. Alexander Greenlaw, M. A. of St. Alban Hall, was admitted Bachelor in Civil Law, and yesterday was admitted Doctor in Civil Law.-On Friday 20th, John Kidd, B. M. of Christ Church, was admitted Doctor in Medicine; Joseph Phillimore, B. C. L. of the same House, was admitted Doctor in Civil Law; and the Rev. Henry John Knapp, B. A. of Pembroke College, was admitted Master of Arts.
CAMBRIDGE, December 27. The Hulscan Prize is this year adjudged to the Rev. William Cockburne, M. A. of St. John's College.
The Rev. George Ilowes, M. A. of Trinity college, and Mr. Thomas Starkie, B. A. of St. John's college, are re-electfoundation Fellows of Catherine hall.
1. 2.) Mr. John Ayrton Paris, student of Caius college, was appointed to a Tancred Scholarship in Physic.
The same day the son of Mr. Serjeant Shepherd, was appointed to a Tancred Scholarship in Law.
20.) This day, being Bachelor's Commencement, the following 77 gentlemen, from the undermentioned colleges, will be admitted Bachelors of Arts.
[Note. The names are arranged alphabetically.] Trinity college. Messrs. Bent, Bowerbank, Clowes, Dobree, Garratt, Henshaw, Jolliffe, Leigh, Mansfield, Monk, Powell, Preston, Ram, Sinclair, Williams, Wray, Wright........17
St. John's college, Messrs. Bagge, Elston, Fellowes, Fiske, Green, Hall, Lloyd, Mackinnon, Raikes, Rooper, Saltren, Simons, Towers, Trevelyan
14 Peter-house. Messrs. Hollingworth, Marsh, Robinson, Whaley
Clare-hall. Messrs. Cooke, Ellis..
Pembroke-hall. Messrs. Beswick, Carlyon, Chapman, Howlett, Pittman
5 Caius college. Messrs. Boldero, Ewen, Gay, Newman, Reynolds, Wedge, Whish
7 Bene't college. Messrs. Clark, Glossop, Mills, Singleton 4 Queen's college. Mr. Gleadow
1 Catharine-hall. Mr. Joynes ..
1 Jesus college. Messrs. Heywood, Hutcheson, Palmer, Rogers, Tancred.
5 Christ's college. Messrs. Koye, Mapletoft, Sumner, Walker, Willoughby----
5 Magdalen college. Messrs. Bushby, Maddock, Ogden .. 3
Emmanuel college. Messrs. Hurd, Parker, Slade, Ward, Williamson
5 Sidney college. Messrs. Blackburne, Crowther, E. Phillips, Thornton
4 The Senior Wrangler this year is Mr. Kay of Christ's college.
MONTHLY MONTHLY OBITUARY, WITH ANECDOTES OF DIS.
Early on Tuesday morning, Nov. 1, 1803, departed this life in the 49th year of his age, GEORGE CROSSMAN, L. L. D. Rector of WESTMONKTON, and BLAGDON, both in the diocese of Bath and Wells, and in the county of Somerset, Prebendary of the Cathedral Church of Wells, and one of his Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the County of Somerset. Few individuals have passed through life with more credit to themselves, or have used greater exertions to benefit their fellow creatures, than the deceased. DR. CROSSMAN was educated at Winchester School, and from thence proceeded to Christ's Church, Orford, where he distinguished himself for his regular habits and close attention to the study of elegant literature, of which he was an ornament and honour to the latest moments of his existence. Being presented to the rectory of West-Monkton in Somerset, about the year 1780, he soon afterwards became attached to the daughter of MATTHEW BRICKDALE, Esq. of the same place, and in no long time was united to her in marriage. This union turned out particularly happy for both parties. The Doctor has left behind him a widow; two sons, the eldest of whom is about 14, and the yoangest about 12 years of age; and two daughters, one of whom was married a short time previous to her father's deceasel and the other is unmarried.
DR. CROSSMAN is said to have died in very good circumstances having within these few years succeeded to a fortune commonly said to exceed 30,000l. by the death of his uncle the late Dr. Geetch, of Plymouth; He was also seized of the two perpetual Advowsons of West-Monkton and Blagilon, said to be worth together 10001. per annum, to which must be added his lady's fortune, and other property.
As a clergyman of the establishment, Dr. C. was most exemplary, and during the early part of his life most active. The writer of this article has heard him say, that for more than ten years after he took holy orders, he performed duty thrice a day, and the churches were åt a great distance from each other. This exertion was more than he was well able to bear, and certainly undernıined a constitution which never seems to have been very strong. Towards the latter end of his life he was prevented by an was asthmatic complaint from doing any duty whatever. As a magistrate, the deceased was upright, active, and indefatigable. As a friend, he sincere and constant. In the relations of husband, father, and master he was a pattern to all mankind,
It does not so frequently happen as good men could wish, that those who have by their merit and goodness deserved to be happy, have really been so in this world: this, however, was the peculiar felicity of the deceased in a greater degree than usually falls to the lot of the sons of men. He was blest with great preferment--an affluent private fortunean amiable and excellent wife--fine and promising children--one of his daughters married before his death, to a most worthy clergyman, with the perfect approbation of both her parents--respected by the good-feared by the bad and universally beloved by all whose approbation he was desirable to possess. In a word, when we reflect on his deserts, and the rewards which attend them even in this life, we are led to conclude that the one hath been commensurate to the other. But yet, great as hath been his portion of the comforts and happiness of this world's goods what are they when put in competition with the rewards of the next. What tongue can express, what heart can conceive, the glories and happiness, the great and inestimable reward which the Impartial Judge of the whole world will at the last day confer upon him! and not upon him only, but likewise upon all those who, during the term of their continuance here upon earth, have like him, from the ground of the heart, loved God, feared him, and obeyed his commands !!!
We have inserted the above article in compliance with the desire of our respectable correspondent, although we ly no means coincide with him in our opinion of Dr. Crossman. We, who had not an opportunity of knowing him in his private life, „can form our opinion of him solely from the character which he displıyed publicly. And wc think that in the Blagdon controversy, as it is called, he shereed towards de brother clergyman a precipitancy, an intolerance and an inconsistency, very little creditable to him as a gentleman or a christian. We can allow much for the feelings of private friendship; but we request our correspondents who favor us with articles for our obituary, not to suffer the partiality of friendship to violate the justice due from the Biographer.
Dec. 16. Died at his son's house, Epping, aged 85, the Rev. Charles Stewart, 50 years Rector of Ashen, and 48 Vicar of Steeple Bumstead, Essex; which latter he had resigned in favour of his youngest son.
JAN. 7. At the Bishop's palace at Wells, Somersetshire, the Rev. John Gooch, D. D. rector of Willingham and of Fen Ditton in that county, and prebendary of Ely. He was formerly of Caius College; B. A. 1749; M. A. 1753; and D, D. 1765. Both the rectories, and the prebend are in the gift of the Bishop of Ely.
Jan. 9. At Grantham, in the 78th year of his age, the Rev. Bennet Storer, D.D. one of the prebendaries of Canterbury, to which dignity he
was presented in 1769, and rector of Ropsley in Lincolnshire. He was formerly of Trinity College; B. A. 1748; M. A. 1763. The rectory of Ropsley is in the gift of his Grace the Duke of Rutland.
The Rev. Willian Thomas, of Hobbing.
The Rev. E, Cuthbert, rector of Bulphan, Essex, and joint minister of Long-Acre Chapel.
At Wells, the Rev. Mr. Mansell.
At his father's house, at Bewdley, the Rev. T. Alesbury Roberts, M. A. of Christ Church, Oxford, and vicar of Hagley, &c. in the 28th year of his age. Only a few months have passed since he was presented to the valuable living of Hagley. Mr. R. bore three weeks of severe affliction witla firmness and resignation, and is truly lamented by his relatives, and widely extended circle of friends.
TO CORRESPONDENTS, WE can reply to A.M. in the affirmative.
To our correspondent who has furnished us with the original Letters from Dr. Hicks, we beg leave to return our best thanks, We agree with him that a good life of that great man is yet among the valuable desiderata of Biography; and we should feel ourselves much obliged to any of our correspondents who would favour our Miscellany with an authentic account of him.
We thank Juvenis for his Letter. He will understand us when we say, that we do not think it expedient at present to call the at-' tion of the public to that pamphlet to which his letter alludes.
We trust that the alteration adopted in the printing of this Number of a new Volume, will give general satisfaction; it being only effected by the repeated requests of many of our valuable Correspondents, and in conjunction with the song intimated wish of the greater part of our respectable Subscribers. Indeed. we have long subjected ourselves to the mortification of the complaint of our type being too small without being able to alter it, It cannot be expected that an alteration of this nature (although we must confess it is for the better) can be complied with at the desire of the few; we therefore waited only to take the opinion of the majority of our Readers, before we could possibly comply. Our work as it has been in the most flattering way expressed, is of that pleasing and happy composition, fitted for readers at any period of life ; and as it is a respectable, steady, and virtuous companion for the aged, their interest and pleasure in reading, ought to be a great consideration. These are our strong and well-grounded reasons for the continuance of printing our work on the plan of the present number.