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Whilom of peace the fair domain,
Or if with trembling hope she cast
and wave the crest; Yet lies her course through war's ensanguined flood; Yet must she win her way through carnage and through blood.
Ah! happier Britain, o'er thy plain
Behold the field of ruin round them lie;
They bless the halcyon hours that gave,
A patriot monarch all their own,
And while to this auspicious day
A nation's vows in choral pæan join,
Yet not to selfish thoughts confined,
In the great cause of injured liberty !
TO THE ARTICLE
ON THE STATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD.
In noticing (p. 406.) Dr Tatham's to lecture or teach, but in fer i accusations against the members of stances a term, and scarcely ever a the Hebdomadal meeting, we were whole year, elapsed without their be not aware that those gentlemen had ing able to obtain an audience." Ty published “ a solemn declaration of professors of medicine and of poetry their firm and full conviction, that read each of them four public lectura since the time when they respectively in a year.–To prevent every possible became members of that board, no misconception, it may here be added, meeting had at any time, or on any that nothing can be farther from our occasion, been summoned or held in intention than to convey any ceasure an artful, collusive, or smuggling man- against the professors, whom we knox ner. To this we understand Dr to be in general selected for the or Tatham has replied, adhering strong fices they fill from merit alone, in the ly to his first assertions. But the most fair and honourable manner. Oz merits of this controversy are foreign the contrary, we would be underfrom our purpose.
stood as arguing the cause of these What follows after the list of effi- learned persons against the syster. cient professors (p. 417.) would have owing to the defects of which their been more correctly expressed thus: zeal and ability are in a great “ That is to say, the professors in sure lost to the community. these branches were not only ready
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