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SACRED POETRY.

THE BIRTH OF THE YOUG PRINCE.

ON STORING ApPLEs AND PEARS,…

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TilE PROfEssonSBlP of POETRYal OXFORD. Christ Church, Nov. 17, 1841. Sir, — Understanding that a circular is being sent round 10 all the members of convocation, soliciting their votes lor the Rev. J. Ga belt, late Fellow of Hraseoose, and now rector of Clayton, Sussex, in Ihe appro.1clting- election for the Professorship of Poetry, I lake the libert v of mentioning son'e cir- cumstances whiph may influence your óeci,,¡on, and willi which ynll are possibly unacquainted. The l!ev. 1. Wiiliams, M.A., Fellow of Trinity, was, hefnre our recent uiihappy r1¡"i"inu. 2'ner<l'ly thoeght by resident meiwbcf of the University '0 be marked out by his poetic talents In lill the chair, whenever it should V-coii-e vacant. In 18-23, he gained the prize for Latin verse; hi" subsequent, larger works, '['he Catitedral md Though!v in Pant Years, speak for themselves, both bearing Ihe rich character of our early English poetry. To t' o-e unacquainted with his character, or who know him only through the m< <;ii|m of new spaper controversy, il may be neces-.ary 10 state lhal Ihe IIlIiforlll tendency i f his wri'i gs and influence has b-en to calm men's minds amid our unh-ippv divi- sions, alld to | r m them h rlll: iflll allegiance 10 I hal church of which he ia himself a reverential son and n};uiler. H i" also a rest dent whereas employments 1\ hich involved non-residence "erp considered a sufficient reason 10 prevent a 1I."I111.er 01"1 leading college frnln being put forward hy its hpad. On the other hand, it is a known fact that Mr. Garbett would not even now have been h,oll: h, for- [ ward except to prevent the election of Mr. Wil iams. Ullder these cí: cumstances it is earnestly hoped IIwI I hI" Univer.i' v w I not, hy Ihp rejection of such a candidate as Mr. Williams, commit itself 10 Ihe principle (¡fmakiog 11.1 ils elections matters of parly strife, or declaring in< ligib'e to any of its offices (however qualifier) persons whose earnest desire and aim il has, for many years, been 10 promole Ilw sound priuciplf's uf our chu ch, accordillg to Ihe teaching of her liturgy. I have tlw honour to be your humble servant, E B. PUSEY. Brasenose College, Nov. 19, 1841. Dear Dr. Pu«ey, — U"feignedly do ) regret that anything should have occurred 10 place us in oppo- sition lo each other; but I am compelled t<> not ce some statements in ymr printed circular, dated 171'1 inst., of which 1 did not see a copy until late last night. I must beg leave to deny altogether that 'be object of Ihis ill bringing forward Mr. Mr. Gatbett's talents are admitted by all who know him. Ilis acquirements in every d'-pariinent of literature are extensive. He is intim.i ely ac- quainted wilh the poetry of most countries and ages. Ife has a singular power of retaining and combining all that he lias ever reail, and of develop- ing his own systematized views to the appreliens'ons d others. What I I'ave already said a'most implies, but I wi 1 di-lii!ctly add, that his fpp1ing- for the beauties of poetry is true, and his criticism manly, just, atid COlli Drph I' n s i, P. With this conviction of liis fitness for tlie office we needed no other inducement to Ining him forward for the Professorship of Poetry. How far Mr. Will iams "had been generally i thought, hy resident tnem' e's of the University 10 he marked out by his poetic talents to fill that chair" it is not lor me lo say I can only state that I never heard Mr. Williams mentioned for that post until | alter our own resolution had been taken. You have received Iron) one of the Fellows a similar assurance concerning himself; and 1 find that many others of our body were etjUal ly destitute ot information upon this poinl. With respect to the non-residence of Air. Garbett, you will yourself admit tlut his case is decidedly j distinguished fro us that of the gentleman t<> whom you allude. It is, however, precisely similar to that ot the prt'sent prolessor, whose example we have in support of our conclusion, that the, duties ot the office may be ably discharged notwithstanding Alter all, it may unfortunately Iw true, that what was begun in generous rivalry may be assuming, more or less, the character of religious division. Bui we deny that we are responsible for this, either gene- rally or now in particular. We have not sought such an issue; we have encouraged no step towards it. We onlv advocate tlie just preten-io"s ot a gen- tleman well qualified lor the ollice which he is seeking, who has ably served his college as tutor, the Univer- sity as public examiner, who has been selected to filj on the next occasion the important olHce ol Hampton lecturer, and of whom we assert, as you ot his competitor "that it is his earnest desire and aim to promote the sound principles ol our church according to the teaching of her liturgy." Believe me, dear Dr. Pusey, truly yours, A. T. GILBERT. Rev. Dr. PusPy, Canon of Christ Church, Regius Professor of Hebrew. Considering that ou have printed and circulated your letter, you will not be surprised at my giving equal publicity to the above. SULPVVKRCK AND IIAUSII TREATMEVT OF TIIK. CREW.—Intelligence has been received in the city of the loss of the brig Unity, Captain James Betts, of and for Dundee, from Stettin, with a cargo of staves and flax. On the 10th instant she suddenly sprung a leak, wllieh. notwithstanding the exertions of the cre at the pumps, both day and uight, continued to increase untill Saturday last, when she went down, about 45 miles olf Whitby. Previous to her sinking Captain Betts, who was part owner of the vessel, and his crew, got on board the Swedish ship Clio, Capt. Oberg, Iron) Geffle, bound for New York, who assi«t»d iu saving part of the sai's, rigging, provisions, and other stores. We regret t,) state, however, that the Hwprlish captain's cOllllltCI tnwards Capbill Betts and his crew was most inhuman, he having refused to permit them to go below from the deck during very inclement weather for three days and nights • hat lliev were put on Iward the smack Rose-in-June, Cantain of Dover, Allci landed al Ramsgate on Wednesday, Captain Betts having handsomely Betts was compelled to leave the Clio without getting any of the property saved from the Unity, Captain Oberg refusing to de'iver it up, and he has proceeded with it to New York hu' it is to be hoped, that should the Clio put into uny port in the Channel, thedepnty Vice-admiral's agents, or other authorities, will take means to securo it. We understand the Unity was insured in Dundee. THE ALI.EMT-D DISCOVI RY OF VALUABLE JEWELS AT TIIK KXCHEQUEK.—Our readers will remember that a few weeks ago certain mysterious whisperings were current concerning an alleged discovery, at the Exchequer of jewels to a very considerable amount —jewels, it was said, which hittl been empawned to meet the exigencies of the extravagant King Charles II., and had lain there so long that their existence hud been forgotten.and that theirdiseovery was the result of accident, a hit (If g-nod fortune, a (lrt of set off against the defalcations in Exchequer-bills. The matter was delicately alluded to in some of the papers, but all seemed to lack information on the interesting subject. One paper did, however, venture to confirm the report, but to say that the matter had been exag- gerated Exaggerated, indeed, it was. III filet, tlie alfair was what is vulgarly called a "mare's nest." A belief had, however, existed in a high quarter that property to n lare nmount h-id lain oy for n long period, the value of which it would be desirable to ascertain. It appears that in the year 1797 a hox containing jewels had been sent from the Exchequer- office to the bank of England, to be deposited in the Bullion olHce; and an order was recently sent down to the Bank to h ive the mysterions casket examined. A day was accordingly appointed, and the govenor of the bank, Mr. Marshall, the chief cashier, and several gent'emen connected with the Government, assembled for the purpose of makin an official inspection, and reporting upon the same to head quarters. They were, moreover, attended by several jewellers called in professionally to decide as to the "water" of the diamonds, and the valuc of the other gems it contained. The conclave assembled—the box was brought in But to the surprise of all it Was nOlhing- more than a lozenge-box tied with a red tape and sealed hll the top. It was opellP(1 IInel foulld to contain a pair of ditnond earrings and a garnet brooch. A general laugh was excited bv the appearance of the ridiculus mus, and one of the jewellers said he should be sorry to give for its contents. These are the simp'e facts of the matter, which excited much mer- riment among those engaged in the investigation. THE MURDERER BLAKESLRY.— It isnot true that Blakesley had the sacrament administered to him previous 1o bis execution Oil Monday morning; the fact being that the reverend Ordinary considered himself justified in wil holding the rites of this awfully sacred ordillancp under the recent circumstances of thli criminal's duplicity and unsatisfactory state so few hours before hisdeparture. FIRE IN WOOLWICH DOCKYARD.—On Saturday morning last, i.bollt half-past three o'clock, one ot the Dockyard police, observing smoke issuing from a building used tor the purpose of making Grant's pa'ent fuel, on a close approach to it found it was in flames, and immediately gave the alarm. The Dockyard enzines were promptly brought to Ihe spot, and the alarm bell hping rung, the e'ngines of tlie Royal Marines, Royal Artillery, and Royal Sappers and Miners «ete soon piesent.and an ex- cellent supply of water being obtained from the basin almost close to the building, ihe spread of the devouring element t'» the engine-house was pre- vented, hut no exertions could save the wooden building in which the fire originated, and conse- quently it was burnt lo the ground. The fire is supposed to hive originated from "ne of the iron pipes under a portion of the wood having become overheated on the previous day, and 'he wood IIav, ing from that cause such a degree of heal commu nicated to it as ultimately caused it to ignite. It is worthy of observation thai the fires used at this work are always put out aholll four o'clock in (lie afemoon, imnedialoly after II." convicts leave work, so IIIal tbe tire if it originated from them, must b-ive remained twelve hOllr" undiscovered. During Ihe fire a falal accident took lace ill the basin A young man. years of age. named John ,Jol.nscon. Ii seaman on board (heJamps and Elizabeth schooner, lying in the river alongside Ihe whaif wall of Ihe dockyard, on "eMin the alarm of fire came 00 shorp, aud Ihe (0: was so thick al the time Ihal he « al lied into the bail1, and stri "il1 his head, it is supposed, Ijpln an iron chain. was so stunned, Ihat although a go'd swim- mer, be was dtowned, and his body -as not re- covered until abniit lulf an hour afterward • 1"'0 marines also fell inlo tlie Water trolll a similar cause, but they were promptly taken out. The ofSieers and crews of the Devastation and the other vessels in Iler \1ujPs'Y'- service in the river and in be ba sin, were P' 0111 ply 011 the spot, and h y their able assistance were of gieat serviee in checking I be spread ol l he ti'e. The loss will not he veiy great, as the building was on'y constructed of wood, and fortunately i' was in a manner detached trom the other parts of the yard. EXTRAORDINARY CASE OF INCENDIARISM.-OII Monday morirng, Ihe farm hui dings, leased by Mrs. Lieveslpy, at Castle Norwich. Cheshire, wet f dis- covered to be in flames. Wilh the exception of a quantity of hay saved by the petsonal exertions of ao individual, he Itg-ricnllll,al property and con- tiguous buildiiKTs were destroyed. Fortunately the wind blew in contrary direction, otherwise the farm house must have been des'royed. Soon after the fire broke out Mr. John Li"ve»'ey. a young man, one of the Cheshire constabulary, and at once ad- mitted that he had set fire lo the premises ot his mother..The fo'lowing mo'tiing he underwent a long examination before Messrs. Wilbraham and Tow tishend, counly magistrates, and the result has been his committal 10 Chester Castle to take his Is ial at Ihe next assizes. The Queen, in her capacity of guardian of the Duke of Cornwall, has been pleased to nominate Thomas Pemberton, Esq., of the Chancery bar, Attorney-General of the Duchy. AGRICULTURAL TOAST. — At a late agricultural dinner in Massachusetts the following toast wns given :—"The game «f fortune; shulffe lite cards a you will, spades will always will,"

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