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CARMARTHEN COUNTY COURT.

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ST. DAVID'S COLLEGE, LAMPETER.…

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I BRECONSHIRE.

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I A UNIVERSITY FOR WALES.

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I A UNIVERSITY FOR WALES. I TO THE EDITOR OF THE "WELSHMAN." SIR,— xour conspicuous notice in the last number of the WELSHMAN of the letters of B.D. and of an Oxford Undergraduate, as it is not made in the spirit of ac- knowledgment or agreement, may seem to require or admit of some reply from me. No one would rejoice more than I should at any thing which enabled St. David's College, Lampeter, to answer the purpose for which it was founded. But we are now bid to rejoice at its hopes of absorbing into itself the office and functions of a University for Wales. And to me it appears that the two things difler widely, if we understand the objects of the University to be those advocated by its chief friends and supporters. There can be no doubt that the College was projected and founded for the purpose of educating candidates for the Ministry of the Church in Wales. The plan first published by Bishop Burgess, when he intended to fix its site at Llandewi-Brefi, proves clearly that this was the object he had in view. Other facts connected with its erection at Lampeter prove that the Institution was intended to be entirely devoted to the interests of the Church. First, the very title given in its Charter is I The Principal, Tutors and Professors of St. David's College, in the County of Cardigan, in tho Principality of Wales, for the reception and education of persons in- tended for Holy Orders." Again, contributions towards building were sought from the incumbents of parishes throughout the diocess. The tithes of six livings also were granted to the College in the reign of George IV. And the recent increase of endowment cornea from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, who draw all their re- venues from Church property. I think therefore we may claim that they be expended strictly for the benefit of the Church. Nor need we seek far for fitting object in the needs of the Church, inasmuch as the primary purpose for which the College was founded has not yet been adequately attained, viz., the supply of clergy for Wales. In the time of Bishop Burgess the number of candidates for Deacon's Orders for the Diocese of St. David's alone was computed at 15 every year. Llandaff would naturally expect many more. And the number of clergy re- qu red is now much greater than it was forty years ago, and must be constantly increasing as large parishes are subdivided and churches are multiplied. Whereas the general cry is that suitable candidates for ordination were never more scarce than at present, and Bishops have baen driven to make terms with dissenting teachers, which, but for tho necessity of the case, one would think would never have been proposed. Whilst this continues to be the case we can scarcely rejoice that the College is about to assume a more secular form. This, however, one would think, must be the result of the changes which your advertisement announces are intended to meet the clamour for a more general education by means of a University for Wales. And indeed the introduction of Physical Science as a new subject for study and examination looks deter- minately in that direction. In reply to your article of last week, I might also add that you have scarcely given a fair estimate of the money question as respects a student's life in Oxford when you mention IM. The Oxford Undergraduate says that, being a Scholar of his College, he need not ask his friends for more than C30 a year, and I had said that many men pass through tho whole time needed for the B.A. Degree in Oxford, without a Scholarship or Exhibition, for about £ 70 a year. But this touches another matter, and I fGar I have already taken up too much space in your paper. I am, Sir, yours &c., B. D February 15, 18G5. B. D. I

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LEWIS v. POWELL.

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