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Surrogate for the Diocese of Lincoln.
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THE REV. HUGH JAMES ROSE. - The uncalled-for and most unchristian attack upon the character and principles of this late distinguished individual, contained in the Record newspaper, cannot fail to have disgusted every person of proper feelings. But the fact is, in works conducted on the principles by which the Record is characterised, we look for little christian charity, and less christian liberality. The object of the sectarians who figure in its columns, is to vilify the orthodox Church; and the higher and more estimable the character of the individual, the more inveterate and disgusting are the attacks directed against him. Happily, however, the Church views the conduct and example of her ministers in a different light; and all, whose opinions are of value, have united in paying a tribute of respect to the deeply and deservedly lamented subject of our present notice. We offer no apology, therefore, for this additional notice, extracted from a Sussex paper.
HORSHAM, Jan. 1839. The pre-eminent character of this excellent and distinguished person warrants us in recurring to the subject of his death, for the sake of paying an additional and more extended tribute to his memory and worth-a tribute which comes, as the reader will perceive, from one who has had the means of knowing that the ministrations of his hands have been blessed in an extraordinary degree.
It is with more than ordinary sensations of grief that we record the death of one of the most gifted men of his age, the Rev. H. J. Rose, a native of the eastern part of this county. For some time back the health of the deceased had been on the decline, and lately he had been advised to try a warmer climate; not so much with any idea of recovering his health, as of procuring a temporary relief to the disease under which he had for many years laboured. He had proceeded as far as Florence, on his way to Rome, where it pleased the Almighty to remove his soul into a better world. He has left a widow, but no children, to lament his loss, besides an aged father and mother, to all of whom he had proved himself a blessing and an honour. To say that the death of such a man as the late Mr. Rose is a public loss, is to say but little. Never perhaps, humanly speaking, was the death of any single individual more calculated to be deeply felt and regretted. Other men's labours may have been more extensive and voluminous, but few men's more fruitful of good. Deeply read in the history of the Church, and polished to the highest degree in the classics of Greece and Rome, he became at an early age a champion of the Church and of general literature at the same time; and, we rejoice to say, he laboured not in these great causes in vain. The first thing that seems to have struck his attention at the University, was the undue preference given to mathematical studies, to the sad discouragement of the more noble and enduring attainments of literature. To the correction of this bias, as Christian Advocate, he bent his great and varied powers, and with the best success. Several admirable improvements have been introduced into the educational course at Cambridge, in consequence of his efforts. But what of all, perhaps, ranks him highest, are his exposures of the fallacies of the German schools, which have of late years become popular under a variety of forms, so as to endanger the very being of the Christian religion. Almost single-handed, he took up the cause of Primitive Christianity against Neology; and he has lived to see his labours crowned with no small portion of triumph. Had he been spared, he might, as we doubt not he would, have had the joy of seeing yearly fresh proofs of the soundness of his views, and the hollowness of those of that class of divines to whom he was opposed. Had he been spared, he might have added much to the debt which the Church and the country already owe to him, for the high tone of feeling, and thinking, and acting, which he has been the instrument in God's hands of producing throughout all the ranks of the clergy. Many a young man has blessed the hour when he first heard the impressive eloquence of his lips in the University pulpits; and many more, who had not that advantage, still bless the day when he gave his discourses "On the Duties and Commission of the Clergy" to the world. But had he been spared ever so much longer, he could not have rendered it more clear to the world, that his piety was of the most sincere kind, that his conduct, public and private, was that of genuine faith, and that his attachment to the Church of Christ planted in these realms was of the most unadulterated and devoted kind. It was his distinction to be, in the proper sense of the phrase, a High-Churchman; and it is his glory, now he has gone from this world, to have left many High-Churchmen
behind him, treading, though at a distance, in his own steps. It is for the historian of the Church, and not for us, to enter into his character at full length. We confine ourselves to a mere notice of his decease, with one or two of the features by which his life was distinguished, and for which, among many others that we cannot now revert to, his death is to be so greatly deplored. It would be to present but a half view of him, however, did we close this brief notice of the exalted individual in question, without adding a word or two upon his character as a parochial clergyman. Painful as the state of his health must have rendered the discharge of his pastoral duties, even from the earliest days of his ministry, no man ever felt more sincerely the awful responsibility of the sacred office than did the deceased. This he conveyed in almost every thing which he wrote and uttered, and in such a way that the most callous could not fail to perceive, and be impressed by it. The writer of these lines (most unworthy of their subject!) has had the happiness to know that the ministrations of his hands, in a parish where much irreligion prevailed, were blessed in an extraordinary degree. Hundreds are the souls among the poor, who are yet, after an interval of nine years, ready to attribute their first impressions of religion to the simple and affectionate exhortations and addresses spoken by him in the course of a few years among them. It would be an insult to the memory of so great and good a servant of Christ, to say that he was an attractive preacher; though his preaching not only captivated all hearts, but was the admiration of all who had either the taste to discern, or the virtue to honour excellence in that most difficult and rare of all sacred accomplishments-the art of speaking with power and intelligibility to a congregation composed of the various grades of society. Perhaps no preacher was ever more free from the ambition of making proselytes to himself than he was; and no man probably ever made more than he did, or any in a more legitimate way. Spurious eloquence he had none. All glitter he shrank from, in the pulpit and in his mode of living, as unworthy of the sacred mission upon which he had been sent forth, and of the self-denying character of Christianity. Nothing could be more dignified than his appearance and manner, when clothed in the robes, and engaged in the offices of his profession. In the tones of his voice there was even much to favour the peculiar and impressive form in which his ideas were conveyed to the ears of his audience.
These such, alas! is the inadequacy of any attempt to retain in words the picture of one who has been withdrawn from a world of sense to a world that is invisiblethese are but a few meagre touches of the great master in Israel, who has fallen and been removed from among us. We hardly know where to look for one with so much learning, talent, and self-devotedness to the cause of God-and possessed in the same degree of those secondary qualities which are wanted to make the former tell on the world—that will be able to supply the void which his fall has made. But though we may grieve at this circumstance, we must not repine. His memory and his acts are still with us, left as a legacy to incite and enable others to imitate his virtues and emulate his zeal. With these, then, let us rest satisfied, and make that use of them for which Providence designs all such solemn bequests.
A discourse was delivered in Horsham church on the Sunday after the melancholy intelligence of his decease arrived, by the Rev. Mr. Simpson, from the 1st chap., 23d and 24th verses, of St. Paul's Epistle to the Philippians: "For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart and to be with Christ, which is far better. Nevertheless, to abide in the flesh is more needful for you." In the latter part of which the Rev. Gent. very feelingly introduced the melancholy subject of the death of the Rev. Hugh James Rose, formerly Vicar of Horsham; and the eulogies paid to the character of that truly good man were painfully responded to by every hearer. Few, indeed, have been so blessed in their earthly career, as to leave behind them such affection and respect as this worthy and excellent divine impressed upon the breast of every one with whom he was connected, or to whom his worth was known.
REV. THOMAS FALCONER.-At his house in the Circus, Bath, in his 67th year, the Rev. Thomas Falconer, formerly Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and latterly a physician in Bath. He was the only son of the late Dr. Falconer, of Bath, himself a well-known physician, and the author of many pamphlets on scientific subjects. His grandfather was a barrister, and recorder of Chester. Thomas Falconer was born at Bath, elected Scholar of Corpus in 1788, being then 16; he proceeded B.A., Nov. 15, 1791; M.A., Jan. 22, 1795; having previously succeeded to a Fellowship in his College, which he afterwards vacated by marriage. Mr. Falconer was the author of several pamphlets, and is generally considered as the editor of the Oxford Strabo, which, however, was, in a great measure, prepared for the press by Mr. Halliwell, of Brasennose, and subsequently completed and published by Falconer. Among many other things, he translated and printed the Voyage of Hanno, with the Greek text, and Explanations from the Accounts of Modern Travellers, 1797; Discourse on the Catholic Bill, 1809. In 1810 he preached the Bampton Lecture Sermons, which were published the following year, under the title of "Certain Principles in Evanson's Dissonance of the Four Evangelists examined." In 1822, Mr. Falconer proceeded Bachelor and Doctor in Medicine, and, from that time to his decease, resided at Bath, where he was much respected.
are those for the preaching tax, the tax for protection against fire, and for preservation from drowning, and that levied for the keeping in repair the public walks.
The Rev. R. Greswell, B. D., has been appointed a Public Examiner in Literis Humanioribus.
The Rev. Nicholas Pocock, M.A., of Queen's College, has been appointed Public Examiner in Disciplinis Mathematicis et Physicis.
At a late meeting of the Board of Heads of Houses and Proctors, it was resolved that Wednesday, the 12th of June, be the day fixed for the Commemoration.
The Examiners appointed by the Trustees of the Mathematical Scholarships, have given notice, that an examination will be holden on Wednesday, the 13th of March, for the election of a Scholar on that foundation. Candidates are to call on Mr. Anstice, at Christ Church, on Wednesday, the 6th of March, between twelve and two o'clock.
The Professor of Poetry will read his Terminal Lecture, on Tuesday, the 12th of March, in the Clarendon, at two o'clock.
The Rev. W. Buckland, D.D., Canon of Christ Church, and Professor of Geology, in this University, has been unanimously elected President of the Geological Society of London. Dr. Buckland held the same honourable office in the years 1824, 1825.
The following Rule has been passedThat Undergraduates be allowed to become Members of the Society, if recommended by the Head, or Tutor of their College or Hall, in addition to the usual recommendation; but that the privilege of recommending Graduates be confined, as heretofore, to Graduate Members.
A Convocation will be holden on Wednesday, March 6, at twelve o'clock, for the purpose of electing a Scholar on Mr. Viner's foundation, in the room of Henry Denison, of All Souls' College, B.C.L., recently elected to a Fellowship on the same Foundation.
The Regius Professor of Divinity has given notice that he will read a Public Lecture on Tradition, in the Divinity School, on Thursday, March 7th, at two o'clock.
Seth Benjamin Watson, M.B. of St.
John's College, and Licentiate in Medicine of this University, has been unanimously elected Physician of the Radcliffe Infirmary, in the room of the late lamented Dr. Charles Bishop.
ALL SOULS' COLLEGE.
Henry Denison, Esq. B.C.L., Fellow of All Souls' College, has been unanimously elected to a Fellowship on Mr. Viner's Foundation.
Mr. John Hall has been admitted an Exhibitioner on the Foundation of Mr. Hulme.
Four Scholarships, and one Exhibition on the Foundation of Lord Crewe, will be filled up on Tuesday, March 19. The Scholarships are without limitation as to place of birth. Candidates for the Exhibition must be natives of the diocese of Durham; or in default of such, of Northallertonshire or Howdenshire, in the county of York; of Leicestershire, and particularly of the parish of Newbold Verdon; or of the counties of Oxford and Northampton. The usual testimonials are to be presented to the Sub-Rector, on or before Thursday, March 14, accompanied in the case of the Exhibition by an affidavit of the place of birth.
CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE.
Mr. George Buckle, of Oriel College, a native of the county of Gloucester, and Mr. Thomas Evetts, of Trinity College, a native of the county of Oxford, have been elected and admitted Scholars.
There are three Exhibitions vacant at Queen's College, of 60l. per annum each, on the Foundation of Sir Francis Bridgman, the election to which will take place on the 14th of March. These Exhibitions are tenable for four years, or seven years if continually resident; they are limited to natives of Cheshire, Lancashire, and Wiltshire. Candidates are required to present themselves, with certificates of baptism, and testimonials of good conduct, to the Provost, on Saturday, March 9.