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Rty as wisely adapted to the state of the Jewish People , by Mr . Philipps ou the Universal Belief in and Worship of the Deity , Mr . Sqtiire on Luke xxiv . 26 , Mr . Higginson on Acts xiv . 15—17 , Mr . Rankin on John i . 14 , and Mr . Gaskell on Luke xxiv . 26 .
The College Prizes , as well as those proposed by individual friends , were then adjudged and delivered as follow : The First Prize for diligence , regularity , and proficiency during the Session , to Mr . Charles Davidson , a Lay-Student in his third year . The second , to Mr . Thomas Baker , and the third , to Mr . Mortimer Maurice , Divinity Students in their
first year . The Mathematical Prizes , given by a Friend to the College , to-Mr . Davidson in the senior class , and in the junior to Mr . Baker . The Classical Prizes , given by Robert Philips , Esq ., to Mr . Robert Mitford Taylor , a Divinity Student in his second year , and to Mr . Edward Worthiugton , a Lay-Student in his first . The prize offered by Euelpis for a Greek Prose Translation , to Mr .
Francis John Rankin , a Divinity Student in his fifth year . The prize given by John Bell , Esq ., for the best Latin Prose Composition on the subject , " Quibus nam de causis eloquentice studia magis apud Orcecos quam apud Romanos cceterosque populos viguerint ? " to . Mr . Charles Fletcher , a Lay Student in his third year . The Treasurer ' s prizes for the best Oration delivered at this examination , to Mr . Davidson : for the best delivered
Oration , to Mr . Higginson . It was announced , that a prize of Five Guineas is offered by Euelpis for the best Essay on the Difference between Classical Greek and the Greek of the New Testament . The competition to be open to the fifth year ' s Students of the next Session , and to those who leave the College at the end of this , or who left it at the end of the last Session . The
Essays to be delivered in before the last day of May , 1829 . The Visitor then , as usual , closed this long and , on the whole , satisfactory examination , with an Address , which we are sorry that our limits this month oblige us to omit . The company then separated , after a
short devotional exercise , well satisfied with the business of the preceding three days . The attendance had been less numerous than usual , owing to the public meetings in London and Liverpool , during the former week , on the Repeal of the Corporation and Test Act * .
Presentation of a Piece of Plate to the Rev . Charles Berry , Leicester . The Unitarian Chapel in Leicester is the oldest , and at the time of its erection in 1708 , was the largest , Dissenting place of worship in the town . Hence it acquired the name of the Great Meeting ; an appellation which it still retains , though several chapels of equal or greater dimensions have since been built by Dissenters of other denominations . The
congregation , during the last century , were Arians , and had the happiness for more than half that long period to possess for their pastor the Rev . Hugh Worthington , ( father of the late distinguished preacher of the same name at Saltera' Hall , London , and great grandfather of the late highly talented and amiable minister of Cross-Street Chapel ,
Manchester , ) who presided over them for fifty-six years , and whose memory is still held in affectionate veneration among them . He was succeeded by the Rev . Robert Jacomb , now of Wellingborough , Northamptonshire , and on the resignation of that gentleman , whose Calvinistic opinions but ill accorded with the increasing spread of Unitarian ism among
his hearers , Mr . Berry , then a student at Homer ton , was requested to fill the vacant pulpit until the choice of the society as to ' their future pastor should be finally decided . Though at that time very young , and unsettled as to his theological opinions , the candid turn of his mind , his amiable disposition , and agreeable
manners , soou rendered him so general a favourite , that he was solicited to remain in the office he had provisionally undertaken ; and thus commenced a connexion , the harmony of wbich has never met with the slightest interruption , and which , strengthened as it now is by family ties and long attachment , we hope will only be dissolved by death .
The progress of the age , which has caused all minor political distinctions to merge in the two grand divisions of the friends and the enemies of social and intellectual improvement , has operated a change somewhat analogous in the religious world , which may be considered as divided into those who admit the
supreme authority of reason as the interpreter of Scripture and those who do not . It is the avowal of this principle , still more than the assertion of the Divine Unity , which has drawn upon its professors the hostility of their brethren , and the Leiceater congregation , with their pastor , have shared largely iu the
5701 Intelligence .- ^ Presentation a Piece Plate the Rev . C . Berry
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Aug. 2, 1828, page 570, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2563/page/58/