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ON Friday festf , this distinguished statesman md philanthropisttvhs installed into his high honorary © £ fice . In tlie ^^ ly part af flie diay * M fdrlftcoimng scc « e wa& -the gfc&KlWd topic of £ < mversatfcm . At t ^ e ite * &-rootias , ia ttie shops , aii < I I ^ tai ^ frfit the stre £ j # , scarcely ^ iny othei srtliject
wag t ^ 4 ^* a ^ A | ^ t puwber of g ^ iieinen assembled in the College Court a full hour J ^ e fore the proeeedU \ ngs commenced . At hal £ ? pa&t two the doprs were opened for the admis sion of the students , and in the junior classes rushed , bounding , cheering , and exulting .
* Gay-. hope , was theirs , by feme ? esk /* It was a fine sight . All seemed to be aBke ; -I—joyous even to rapture . Tllf / senior classes followed , and , although the expression of their feelings we ^ aot so ^ exuherant , it was evident tJb ^ y participated equally in the deligJ ^ W 0 the occasion . If there were have been
zny ^ onfl taefe mu * t a few —wlu * * ypujd tave preferred another and iaq ^ e poetical Rector , t ^ j eir ptir ti 8 # | f W / k « MT the ^ oaient for ^ oUe , nf £ ve (^ | m appeared clad with t , he
same $ t ^ e 6 , and t ^ e same ex ; pres 6 ipB of e ^ p ^ atJ ^ n . At three , atra ^ igera w ere a 4 ty&itcd , Tkq r ^^ h \ va ^ tre * inendo u ^! | i ^ d in a minut e the hal l an g $ Uiil 4 f 9 were crowded to excess Itcpcated ^ tte ^ pt * to force them&elve ^ in , by inHJiyiduais at the outer-doors , the
occasioo « Jfy ^ ^ ccordin ^ to impe tus , / rave the f& itte oaetss tUe appearance of a ein ^ i # « indalating wave . ^ Shortly after thi ^ , Mr . Jeffrey appeared , escoirtkigtiVQ Jadies ; be was received with considerable cheering . Sir James in a few minutes followed ^ acco <» pa nied by Lordft Bdthaven , Gillies aud
Alloway , A 4 n > imJ FlenHn ^ , Mr . Finim qi Cattle Tovv ^ rd , Mr . Campbekl m B ] yths . > fop 4 i Messrs . Cran ^ touai , Coekhura , Murray , JVloi&criefl ; S ^ i » 4 fard and , Tbow ^ on ; they wer ^ flailed witb loud «^ 4 Jtq » g-contimie d nltwdi ^ . The oatb vm ? i f ^ d ov « , in vm * Wi to ^ he » eiv JUord R ^ tor ^ wWcbfe ^ tw k ,
Ipltopense , and aimd the mu * e and Qikioua attention of the nnmenae assembly ' % Sir Jambb Mackintosh rp » e and comnae ^ ced his speech by expr ^ ssiinjg his sincere and hearty thanks fw the
htigh ,. unBQ ^ ritecl and . < xincxpecte 4 l * onaur to wkich he bad been , miaed by the suffrages p £ this- ; University . So unexpected w ^ s . the honour ^ , that the election was compieted ? before he knew he was a caadidate . In addressing his hearers ^ he was placed in a situa ^ tion of great difficulty and delicacy .
The tone / of those calm and mild studies to which this Univep&ity was consecrated > would not permit politics to intrude herself upon them , and his voice had far , a long time been raised in political contention . Universities are o 4 value only for the proihiction
of those purposes which all good naea of » U ages , and sects and parties > equally esteem and equally cherish * Nothing is to be studied and contemplated here , but that which is to ren ^ der men good subjects , of a just gor vernment . ( Great applause . ) He felt hio } seif honoured by the consideration
of the illustrious competitor to whom he was opposed ( Sir Walter Scott ) , He would with great pleasure have taken tfeis opportunity of saying of him in pubUe , what he had untformly said of him in private , if ao much praise and adrniraiion had not already been paid him 6 y his friend and pre ^ deeesso ^ ( Mr . Jeffoey , )—• rthe effect . of whqae encomium he would not ijp ar
by atteijoptmg to repeat it in leBSc ^ uful phrase * Speaking of hie own fe ^ ii > g £ » , he would have considered it B& losa of honour to have been vanqiusbed by suih a competitor . The presence of his excellent friend the late XiOrd Rector restrained him from saying all he could wish to say respectmg him , ** but I am sure / ' ^ aid he , * ' no njani who knows we will think that I
underrate my owa feelings , in the general a ^ erti on , that be is a man at leaat as niMeh beloved as he ia admired by his readera ancL his hearers * ¦ > He in M Inujeh the darling oi those societiea or whioh . he is an imdividuat member ; Be Jhc ia nlma&tt& ' ' soliterf ifmtaipee of a long and brilliant literary reputation ,
Installation ^ ^^ im ^^ Mm ^^^ ^ ^ 40 gow ^ 4 d
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1823, page 43, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1780/page/43/