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QUUM vir ornatissimus * * *, postquam arti medicæ operam dedisset egregiam, honores a nobis petiverit Academicos, seque ad specimen exhibendum profectus sui in rebus medicis paratum ostenderit, nos per universam eum medicinam curavimus examinandum: in quo examine cum præclaram eruditionem et medicinæ peritiam pari cum modestia conjunctam nobis abunde probanerit, nos dictum *** Medicinæ Doctorem creandum censuimus et declarandum; Medicinæ eum Doctorem creavimus ac declaravimus, et his cum literis Doctorem appellamus; atque apud omnes haberi et appellari volumus; eique potestatem damus plenissimam de re medicâ loquendi, docendi, consultandi, scribendi, et disputandi, in Cathedram Doctoralem ascendendi, omnes denique tum theoriæ medicæ quam praxeos actus ubique terrarum exercendi, et omnes simul honores, prærogativas omnes ei concedimus et privilegia quæ vero medicinæ Doctori usquam Gentium conceduntur aut concedi solent. In quorum fidem literis hisce communi Academiæ sigillo munitis nomina nostra subscripsimus.

Datum Glasguæ, &c.


THE Senate, kind as kind can be,
Of Glasgow University,

Wishes good health to one and all
The readers of the following scrawl;
And lest mere wishing should not do,
Presents them with a Doctor too.

Whereas a certain man most splendid,
Who can do all that ever men did,
Named ***, hath studied physic
Till he can cure whoever is sick,
And hath applied to us, the donors
Of academic fame and honours,
For our approval; and profess'd
Himself prepared to do his best
In proving to our heart's content
Himself a scholar excellent;
We therefore in the circuit wide
Of medicine his skill have tried,
And given him, for his due probation,
A precious stiff examination :

Wherein, since he himself hath quitted
Full well, and shown himself sharp-witted,
In medical affairs discerning,

And cramm'd with bushelsfull of learning;

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In short, a youth all hope exceeding,
And quite a pattern of good breeding;-
We the said *** allow

Fit for a doctor, and do now,
As well befits his merits rare,
Doctor of medicine him declare,—
And to such rank, as this our letter
Sets forth, no man has title better;
And doctor we would have him known,
Alike in country and in town.
And also be it known that we
Grant him unbounded liberty,
In things to medicine relating,

Of teaching, wrangling, scribbling, prating;
At will prescribing pills and potions,
And giving casting votes on motions;
And taking (such the certain fact is)
Full swing for theory and practice
Where'er he likes to try his hand,
At home, abroad, by sea and land;
And will him to receive of right
All honour, glory, and delight
E'er had or hoped for by M.D'.s,
And (if he can but get them) fees.

Attested with our common seal,
And with our names subscribed—




On a lone rock encircled by the wave
Behold Napoleon's solitary grave?

There low he lies, who once the world controll'd,
Subdued the mighty, and appall'd the bold :
Ambition's child, when first to youth he sprung,
Her dazzling beams success around him flung;
His sword victorious flashed its sudden rays,
And prostrate millions bow'd before the blaze.
Have ye e'er seen with what resistless sway—
The wily snake o'erwhelms his trembling prey,
Mark'd the poor flutterer, as he vainly tries
To soar aloft and skim the distant skies;
Viewed his vain efforts, seen the deadly fear
The victim feels, to scan his foes so near,
'Till at the last he casts one upward glance,
And sinks at once in terror's icy trance?-
Dread and designing as the deadly snake,
Before Napoleon's power the nations quake;
Where'er he turns his terror-darting eye,
Whole kingdoms fall, and withering nations die :

Resist they may, but they resist in vain,

And countless thousands strew the hostile plain.
Form'd to command, impell'd by daring pride,
His sword obtain'd what nature had denied ;
A regal crown invests his warlike brow,
And trembling myriads their allegiance vow.
Lo! from the isles a wondrous voice is heard,
"Awake!" it cries-" be liberty the word!"
That voice electric shakes the nations round,
Their trance is gone-they gather at the sound,
They shake the despot on his giddy height,
He totter'd-fell, and safety found in flight;
Then rose once more, and then for ever fell,
And bade to sovereign power his last farewell!
Deserted now, save by a faithful few,
Where are the haughty hopes he lately knew?
To think of what he was, and ne'er could be-
Was this indeed a conqueror's destiny?
Without one present joy, or future hope,
Oh, who with such a destiny could cope!
He loathed the life which such a prospect gave,
And sank resign'd within his lowly grave.
When history's page shall shew the varying fate
Of him his worshippers once styled the Great,
The heart may sigh-but reason's eye severe
Will trace stern morals on his lonely bier;
And wild Ambition shall a lesson learn
From famed Napoleon's solitary urn.

E. S. S.


We have been favoured by the publisher of the CAMBRIDGE MAGAZINE, with a specimen copy of an edition of Herodotus, which he is issuing from the press. Each book is to be published separately; the text being a reprint from that of Baehr, and executed, we are bound to confess, as far as it has appeared, with great neatness and accuracy. The peculiar features of this edition, are the illustrative maps which are to be appended to the several books; and the English notes to each book, which are to appear in separate numbers, and to correspond with the Greek text; forming a separate volume by themselves. Thus, the student of Herodotus is provided, in a neat and convenient form, with two volumes, calculated in every respect to facilitate his labours. Indeed, we know not a more necessary appendix to the works of this historian, than complete maps of the several countries he describes.

Nor have we any objection to make, to the mode of publication which has been adopted. On the contrary, we think it decidedly advantageous, since any book may be purchased separately, at the convenience of the student. We would especially call the attention of masters of schools to this circum


An edition of Cicero's Letters to Atticus, accompanied with English notes, has just been announced by the same publisher. We have not had an opportunity of examining the whole of it, but as far as our observation goes, we do not hesitate to express our decided approbation of it, both in regard to its appearance and utility.


MARCH 11.-The eighth meeting of the Cambridge Camden Society was held on Saturday last, in the rooms of the Philosophical Society. Impressions were exhibited of the following effigies, &c.: Sir - Alington, from Horseheath; Sir — Colville and his Lady, from Weston Colville; Sir John de Creke, from Westley Waterless ; a fine Lombardic cross, from Dullingham; another legend to Gundreda de Warren, daughter of William the Conqueror, from Southover, Sussex. (1101).—Mr. Bailey, of St. John's, read an account of Bishop's Stortford Church, as it appeared before the alterations. Mr. Codd, of St. John's, read a very interesting description of some churches in the eastern part of the county.-Mr. Webb, of Trinity, read the second of a course of elementary papers in illustration of the Society's quarto church schemes.-A paper on St. Patrick's Cathedral church, Dublin, by Mr. Hamilton, of Trinity, was deferred till the next meeting.-Fourteen new members were ballotted for, and elected; among whom we may mention M. H. Bloxam, of Rugby, Esq., and the Rev. Professor Robinson, late Archdeacon of Madras.—Reports of several additional Churches having been noticed, and many presents acknowledged, the meeting adjourned.—On Monday last, the following gentlemen of King's college took the degree of Master of Arts:-Rev. George Williams, James Buller, Esq., Rev. Charles Abraham.

MARCH 12.-The Examiners for the University Craven Scholarship met, and upon finding that Alexander Blackall Simonds, of King's college, and John Bather, of St. John's college, were so nearly equal, that the scholarship could not then be awarded, they consequently determined that those two gentlemen should be reexamined.

MARCH 14.—Addresses of congratulation from this University to His Royal Highness Prince Albert on his marriage, and to the Duchess of Kent, were presented by the following deputation:-The Rev. W. Tatham, D.D., Master of St. John's coll., and Vice-Chancellor; the Earl of Brecknock; the Hon. and Rev. G. Neville Grenville, Master of Magdalene college; the Rev. W. French, D.D., Master of Jesus college; the Rev. J. Graham, Master of Christ's college; the Rev. B. Chapman, D.D. Master of Caius college; the Rev. John James Smith, Senior Proctor; the Rev. Edwin Steventon, Junior Proctor; and the Rev. Mr. Romilly, Registrar. The deputation were attended by H. Gunning, Esq., Senior Esquire Bedell.—The Marquis Camden was prevented by indisposition from attending the presentation of these addresses at Buckingham Palace, as Chancellor of the University.

MARCH 16.-A meeting of the Philosophical Society was held in the evening of this day; Dr. Hodgson, the president, in the chair. A memoir by the Rev. Dr. Morgan was read-"On the Foundations of Algebra." Mr. Tozer, of Caius college, gave an account of the results of mathematical investigations on certain problems of political economy; especially on the effect of non-resident landlords upon the wealth of a community, according to the general principles of the subject.

MARCH 17.-The Rev. Henry Brookland Mason, B.A., Fellow of Christ's college, on the foundation of Sir John Finch and Sir Thomas Baines, was elected a Foundation Fellow of that society.

MARCH 18.-At a congregation this day, the following degrees were conferred :-Master of Arts-Rev. Thomas Daniel Holt Wilson, Trinity college.-Bachelor of Arts-James Hutchinson, St. John's college. At the same congregation the following grace passed the Senate :-" To reappoint the Syndicate, appointed by a Grace of the Senate, May 16th, 1838, in order that they may take into consideration the expediency of giving to the Examiners of the Candidates for Mathematical Honours more explicit instructions with regard to the elementary portion of the examination than was done in their Report, dated May 28, and confirmed by a Grace of the Senate June 2, 1838; especially as to the nature and number of the Questions to be selected from the simpler parts of Natural Philosophy; and that they may report thereon to the Senate before the sixteenth day of May next.At the levee held this day, the Rev. T. S. Hughes, B.D., Prebendary of Peterborough, was presented to Her Majesty, by Viscount Palmerston, to present a copy of his History of England.- -His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury has instituted the Rev. G. S. Simpson, B.A., of Trinity college, to the vicarage

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of Bobbing, on the presentation of the Rev. G. Simpson, of Glovers, Kent.Rev. C. H. Swann, of Emmanuel college, has been instituted to the rectory of Stoke Dry, Rutlandshire, vacant by the death of the Rev. Henry Shield; patron, the Marquis of Exeter.-The Rev. William Dobson, M.A., Fellow of Trinity college, has been presented by the Master, Fellows, and Scholars, to the vicarage of Tuxford, Nottinghamshire, vacant by the resignation of the Rev. E. B. Elliott.D. T. Ansted, Esq., M.A., F.G.S., F.C.P.S., of Jesus college, has been appointed Professor of Geology in King's college, London, in the place of John Phillips, Esq., F.R.S.

MARCH 21.—The tenth meeting of the Cambridge Camden Society was held at the Philosophical Society's Rooms, the president in the chair. A model was exhibited of Coton Font in its restored state, which reflects great credit on Mr. Flack, the Society's modeller. A paper was read by Mr. Hamilton, of Trinity, on St. Patrick's cathedral, Dublin, in which an account was given of the restoration of its font; and one by Mr. Neale, of Trinity, on certain churches in Herts. Three brass effigies, from St. Patrick's, were exhibited by the former; and those of Sir Philip Peletot (1361), Sir John Butteler (1421), and a priest of very early date, from Walton, Herts; and of Sir John Say and his lady, (1473), from Broxburne, by the latter. Six new members were elected, among whom Mr. Milman's name deserves to be mentioned.

MARCH 27.—Mr. A. B. Simonds, of King's college, and Mr. S. Butler, of St. John's college, having been re-examined for the University Craven Scholarship, the Examiners met and decided in favour of the former.-The Rev. Francis B. Briggs, M.A., late of Trinity college, has been instituted to the vicarage of St. Stephen's, by Saltash, Devon, vacant by the death of the Rev. T. B. Edwards, on the presentation of T. Edwards, Esq.-The Rev. Edward Cust, M.A., late of St. John's college, has been instituted by the Bishop of Ripon, to the rectory of Danby Wiske, vacant by the death of the Rev. W. Cust; patron, the Rev. Daniel Mitford Cust.-The Rev. J. Howard Marsden, B.D., Fellow of St. John's college, has been presented by the Master and Fellows of that Society, to the rectory of Great Oakley, Essex, vacant by the resignation of the Rev. Professor Blunt.-The Rev. Henry Robinson, M.A., of Trinity hall, and minister of St. Edward's, in this town, has been instituted by the Lord Bishop of Peterborough, to the rectory of Haselbeech, Northamptonshire, vacant by the death of the Rev. Geo. Osborne.-The Rev. Edward Shuttleworth, formerly of St. John's college, has been presented to the perpetual curacy of Penzance, in Cornwall, vacant by the resignation of the Rev. T. Hutton Vyvyan.-The Rev. H. W. Simpson, M.A., formerly of St. John's college, vicar of Horsham, has been presented by the Archbishop of Canterbury, to the living of Bexhill.


MARCH 30.-A meeting of the Philosophical Society was held in the evening; Dr. Hodgson, the President, being in the chair. The papers read were a memoir of Mr. Kelland's "on the quantity of light intercepted by a grating before a lens ;" and a memoir of Prof. Miller's "on the form of crystals of tin."New Library Syndicate have reported to the Senate:-"That Mr. Cockerell has certified to the Vice-Chancellor that Messrs. Rigby have satisfactorily completed the substantial works of the New Library, and that the remaining works embraced in the contract are comparatively of small amount; and Mr. Cockerell has thereupon recommended that a sum of £1,000 be now paid to Messrs. Rigby on account of the works already completed in addition to £20,945 already paid to them on that account. That, although Messrs. Rigby are not at present entitled by the terms of their contract to any further payment, the Syndics, under the circumstances stated in Mr. Cockerell's certificate, beg leave to recommend to the Senate that the said sum of £1000. be paid to Messrs. Rigby, provided that they and their sureties do expressly signify, in writing, their consent to the proposed payment, and that the same shall in no manner affect their respective liabilities for the due performance of the contract." A Grace to confirm the above Report will be offered to the Senate at the Congregation appointed for Friday next. Mr. Cockerell's letter will be laid upon the Registrar's table.- -The following gentlemen of Caius college obtained the classical prizes:-Second Year: Edgar William Montagu, first prize; Robert Walpole, second ditto. First Year: Thomas Halls, first prize, Charles Worlledge, second ditto.-The first Chancellor's medal has been awarded to Mr. Gooden, of Trinity college, and the second to Mr. W. S. Wood, of St. John's college -The following gentlemen have been admitted scholars of Clare Hall. Wilfrid Watson,

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