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unnecessary degree of bitterness and a register of academic proceedings. personality. There have been times We desire that there should be nothing the occasions have been rare“when in our pages to distinguish us as a we imagined that our duty called on University Magazine. The truth is, that us to expose the conduct of individuals if we had our name to choose, our prea in high station ; and we admit that sent denomination is not the one we upon such occasions we have been would adopt. Few persons are aware of more anxious to give expression to the accidents in which this Magazine our feelings than to soften down the originated ; and it is needless to detail language in which those feelings might the circumstances which, in the minds be conveyed. We feel strongly upon of its projectors, determined its appelpolitics ; and when we see political lation. With the exception of the list baseness in high places, we cannot of honors, which we generally make it always tame down the language of our a matter of conscience to insert, there honest indignation to the measured is nothing in our pages to render the terms of polite discretion.
name peculiarly appropriate. Still less felt that the rights of Britons were do we wish it to be supposed that our assailed, we did not hesitate to break journal is in anywise the organ of the down the conventional etiquette which heads of the University-of them we never was intended, which never onght are perfectly independent. We are to protect the enormities of dignity anxious, for many reasons, that this and rank. We never have disguised should be distinctly understood. While our hatred of apostacy, because it it is but justice to that learned body might happen to be seated on the to state, they are not in any degree woolsack; nor concealed our contempt responsible for our sentiments upon for meanness, even when found in the any subject ; it is, perhaps, no more wearer of a coronet. With nothing to than justice to ourselves to say, that hope from patronage, and nothing to we owe to them neither patronage or fear from power, we have never scru- support. There is one sense, indeed, pled to denounce the faults or the in which we may be entitled to the crimes which seemed to us to endanger name of the University Magazine the well-being of our country, even the sense, we believe, in which it was though the delinquent might happen to originally adopted—we do claim to be an Archbishop, a Chancellor, or a speak the sentiments of the great maLord Lieutenant.
jority of the graduates of the UniverBut while we confess, and glory in sity. Our name was adopted at the the confession, that we have carried to period when the wise extension of the its utmost bounds the liberty of the franchise had adınitted all graduates to press, we defy any one to adduce from a species of connexion with the Univerour pages a single example of its licen- sity; and it was supposed that the tiousness. We have never lent our title of University Magazine would be selves to the detestable occupation of an appropriate one for a journal which private slander. Our opinions we have aspired to be the monthly advocate expressed, without any other restraint and representative of the Protestantthan that which our own sense of pro- ism, the intelligence, and the respectpriety imposed ; but this is a controul ability of Ireland. Unquestionably which has ever influenced us ; and we the graduates of the University, as cannot recollect that, even in the heat a body, combine all these elements of political excitement, an expression in themselves. We cannot, howhas escaped us of which, in our cooler ever, help thinking that the selection moments, we have seen reason to be was injudicious. Unfortunately, in our ashamed.
Irish University, the graduate who has The name of our periodical is a sub- once left her walls has but few associaject upon which we are anxious to tions to bind him to his Alma Mater; inake a few observatious. It is, per- and even the extension of the franchise haps, calculated to give a very false has done little to connect him more impression as to the nature of the closely to the institution, except, perwork. We contemplate far more haps, as it creates the somewhat harsh popular, and far more important objects reminiscence which is annually excited ihan to send forth to the world a by the never-failing exaction of a chronicle of scientific intelligence, or pound.
But it is now too late to quarrel with that they are effectual. We took up our ourdesignation;ourspace, too, is limited, pen to say many things—we must lay it and we must turn to a more pleasing down when we have said but a few. topic, which it would ill become us to Like a traveller who has paused on his neglect. We cannot omit this oppor- way for a few moments' rest and contunity of expressing our deep sense of versation, we have been communing obligation to the newspaper press of with our friends and readers, and we now the empire, without distinction of poli- again address ourselves to the road. tics or party, for the tone and temper We do so with the feeling that our of their criticisms. Severally to ex- path is one along which our prospects press our gratitude to each British are brightening at every step. We journal would be impossible, and to bave toiled up many a rough and particularize any would be invidious. arduous steep; we can now look back In Ireland our national undertaking has upon our difficulties as past. We cerbeen kindly looked on, even by those tainly are proud of having at last whom we have most uncompromisingly ESTABLISHED an Irish periodical. It opposed. To the leading' Protestant has cost us much of labour and of journals of Ireland we are deeply in. harassing, anxiety; but we are more debted. The Evening Mail, a journal than repaid in our success. We need which stands triumphantly where it hardly say that we shall equally exert ought to be, at the head of the Irish our energies to retain the confidence press, and its honest and excellent ally and the favor with which we have been the Warder, have placed us under re. honored ; and perhaps the exertion peated obligations; while the provincial may not be the less efficient, as a
Protestant press has, almost with one rapidly increasing circulation is placing voice, expressed an opinion of our increased resources at our disposal.
periodical of which we cannot but feel We have struggled in the days of diffiproud.* Support, however, from these culty and danger; we will not relax journals our principles give us in some our efforts in the days wlich we may degree a right to expect : but even by call those of our prosperity. Our the radical papers we are received, if must anxious desire is, that whatever not in a spirit of love, yet certainly influence or power may attend upon not of hostility. The criticisms of our success, we may feel to be a sacred the Evening Post and the Freeman's trust, and that in the solemnity of Journal have been anything but unkind. that feeling we may honestly employ To the latter paper in particular we them in support of those political and are indebted for comments, in which, religious principles, by an adherence mingled with what we must consider in- to which we have risen. temperate abuse of our politics, there has It is time, however, that we should ever been a full disposition to appreciate release our readers from a colloquy whatever literary merits we may pos- which probably they have found sess. We confess that we feel peculiar tedious. We could not present them pleasure in witnessing a spirit such as with the completion of our sixth
it proves to us that party spirit volume without indulging in a few has not yet pressed into its service every words of self gratulation ; and we feeling of Irishmen; it could almost shall now take our leave of them for revive the dream that once filled our this year, wishing them many happy ininds in our younger and more enthu- returns of the merry season of Christsiastic days—a dream that all party mas, at least a season which was once distinctions might one day be oblite- merry in the good old days, and which, rated, and all Irishmen unite together in spite of Whigs and 'Radicals, will in the bonds of fraternity and peace. be merry yet once more. Let every
But we must have done-we must honest Briton in the land cheer up his turn from these fond imaginations to heart; and as he takes his Christmas the stern duties which belong to our glass, let his sentiment be, that he and we occupation - duties, the labours and may both survive the reign of Whigthe cares of which are not altogether gery, and live to keep a truly “ merry unrelieved by the sweet consciousness Christmas” in honester and better times.
To the Cork Evening Herald,' the Londonderry Sentinel,' the · Belfast Guardian,' the · Belfast News-Letter,' the Cork Constitụtion,' the • Newry Teleraph,' and the • Kilkenny Moderator,' we beg to return our sincerest thanks.
MICHAELMAS TERM EXAMINATIONS AT TRINITY COLLEGE, DUBLIN. The names of the successful Candidates John Reid, Conway Dobbs, George in each Rank are arranged, not in the Kirkpatrick, James Lendrick, Matthew order of Merit, but in the order of Stand White, Charles Bagot, Archibald Ruthering on the College Books.
ford, Henry Rutherford, Francis M.GilJUNIOR SOPHISTERS.-- PRIZES IN Sci- licuddy, John Coen.
- Senior Prizemen—George A. Prizes IN Classics.--Senior PrizeShaw, William Lee Junior Prizemen, men-John Storey, Hugh Cairns, John John James, John M. Lynn, Malachi S. Flanagan, Nicholas Wrixon, Thomas Hussey, Richard W. Biggs, John B. Tracy, John Coen. Junior PrizemenMurphy.
John O'Neill, G. Salmon, Edward MoPRIZES IN CLASSICS. Senior Prize- riarty, John Laughlin, George Longfield, mem-John Walker, Thomas Wrightson, James Gwynne, William Fausset Black, John W. Hallowell, William Lee, John Robert Peebles, Hugh Law, Richard Walsh, James Eccleston. Junior Prize. Longfield, Peter Fawcett, Robert Fulton men-Robert Welsh, Joseph Wilson Neely. Higginbotham, Thomas Rice Henn, Joseph Le Fanu, William Kelland, Joha The Senior Moderators are placed in Orr, James W. K. Disney, John Tyrrell the order of Merit: Junior Moderators Baylee, John Allen Shone, William Fal- in the order of standing on the College loon, Thomas Walker Stanley, Frank Books. Voules, Daniel Ryan.
Initio Termini S, Michaelis, habitis SENIOR FRESHMEN. --PRIZES IN Sci Examinationibus pro gradu BaccalaureENCE.— Senior Prizemen.-Charles Kelly, atus in artibus. Thomas Galwey, Henry Connor, Michael IN MODERATORES SENIORES NomiRoberts, Edmond Meredith, John H. NANTUR.— In Disciplinis Math. et Phys. Jellett, James A. Lawson. Junior Prize. 1. M.Dowell, (Georgins); 2. Stack,
Henry Burke, Robert R. Warden, (Thomas,) Sch; 3 Webb, (Franciscus.) Edward Ovens, Thomas Sanders, Stephen In Ethica et Logica.-1. Davis, Flanagan, William Roberts, Robert (Johannes), Sch. 2. Hughes, (Johannes Beere.
Gwygher); 3. Ball, (Johannes) Sch. PRIZES IN CLASSICS. - Senior Prize In Literis Humanioribus), Bentley, men- Thomas Francis Torrens, Richard (Johannes); 2. Owgan, (Henricus), Wrightson, William Roberts, John Wat Sch.
Patrick Murphy, Cornelius Percy IN MODERATORES JUNIORES NomiRing. Junior Prizemen, William Knox, NANTUR.— In Disciplinis Math, et Phys. James Douglas, James Hodder, John - Chichester, (Gulielmus), Sch.; Le Francis Walters, Michael Roberts, John Marchant, (Gulielmus H.); Vickers Perrin, John Robert Minnett, John (Henricus Thomas.) Ogle, Edmond Meredith, John March In Ethica et Logica.-- Murland, (Jacobauks, John Jellett, James A. Lawson, bus) Soc. Com. ; Stack, (Thomas,) Henry Edwards, William Ahern. Sch.; Mullins, ( Robertus,) Sch.; Towns
JUNIOR FRESHMEN.-Prizes In Sci- end, (Aubrey); Davis, (Thomas.) ENCE.- Senior Prizemen-William B. In Literis Humanioribus.---Fleming, Blood, George Salmon, Michael M.Cann, (Alexander,) Sch. ; Nash, (Georgius.) Joseph Galbraith. Junior Prizeinen
INDEX TO VOL. VI.
'n Acquaintance, Bores of my–No. III. 195. Coleridge's Table Talk, and Works, Re-
Adventures of Terence Ryley, 445. view of, 1-250.
zar, Arthur John's, 31, Chap IV. The
Corporation of Cork and the Privy
E. Chichester, A.M. Review of, 231.
England, the Fudges in, Review of, 297. L
English Theories and Irish Facts, 682.
Black Monday of the Glens, a Tale, 332. Woodward, Review of, 675.
Review. of, 398; Epigram by, 661-
Exeter Hall, Second Meeting at, 228.
Review of, 96.
Fiorelli Italiani-- No. I. 306 ; No, II,
Fragments written on the Banks of the
in, by Terence O'Ruark, 344.
the younger, Review of, 297.
Heraud's Descent into Hell, Notice of,
Rebellion of Silken Thomas--Part V.
more - Part 1. 278; Part II. 538 ;
Part III., Conclusion, 641.
Hume, Joseph, on Costume, 93.
Insanity, on some unnoticed effects of, 666. Ordnance Survey of the County of Lon-
donderry, by Lieut. Col. Colby, Notice
Diary, No. V. 87, No. VI. 228. No.
Bloxham, review of, 398.
life of. Chap. XVII. Homeward O'Ruark, A. M. No. V. The popu-
Chap. at Wolverhampton, 92.
Costume, 93. Cockney Amusements
Second Meeting at Exeter Hall, 228.
192. No. II. 267. No. III. 426. The Flying Ship, 229. The Quarter's
231. No. VII. Murders, Morals and
Rev. James Wills, Review of, 625. Philosophy of Unbelief, Letters on the,
Poetry-Sylvæ, No. I. 17. Lines for
Yager, from Burger, 20. The Song
No. II. An Invitation to the Woods,
A Night Sonnet, 227. The Betraye
Sylvæ, No. III. Reveries of a Walk
at Nightfall, 637. Epigram, by the
ing in the Bay of Naples, 662. Ode
De Lamartine, 696.
by Terence O'Ruark, A. M. 344. Indigent who are unable to work, 26.
Public Asylums, 26. Annuity System,
Mode to be distributed, 28. Manage-
unable to find employment, 29.
Poplar's, Anthony, Note Book, 349.
Meade, Junior, Fellow of Trinity Col O'Ruark, A. M. 466.
lege, 240. Bishop of Cloyne, 480. Present not a Crisis, 505.
Rambling Recollections, No. V. Mr.
Rebellion of Silken Thomas, 50-207.