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from those who excelled in the different pursuits of the two universities. In this conjecture we are coniirmed by the circumstance that Dr. Markham always retained a very enviable portion of the roval favour, which certainly would not have been the case had be not, in the diseharge of hindav, giveo satisiacion to the ki g, hi!?, it is Weil kaowni, personally superintended the education of bis son. The si le argument may also be applied ia fida vour of Dr. Jackson, who, though he ceased to fill an oinice a bou the prince's person, sustaired no diminution of the royal favour in consequence of that event. In 1.83 he was appointed deali of Christ-church, * aud upon the death
* A circumstance, which happne: not long after the appointment of Dr. jacimol to the deallery of Christ church, is no honorable to his character that we cannot deny ourselves the satisfaction of relating it. Hemant prewise in the first place that he entered on the overcise of his authority with a firm eterinimation not to
of Archbishop Newcombe he was offered the primacy of Ireland, but declined accepting it. We may there
overlook any irregular conduct in the students, and to shew the strictest impartiality in the in. fliction of his censures. At the commencement of the long vacation he gave out a general order in Christ-church that no member belonging to his society should be seen at the Oxford races, and, that if any happened to be at Oxford at the time, they should attend nine o'clock prayers.
When these prayers commence all the college gates are locked, and no undergraduate member after that time is suffered to go out of them.] Lora Duncannon, then a warrier of Christ. church, had previously engaged to Jance with one of the Duke of Marlborough's daughters at the assembly in the evening, and, rather than violate his engagement, thought it necessary to transgress the dean's order. In consequence of this, the dean on the following morning sent his compliments, requesting to speak with his lord. ship ; upon which Lord Duncannon perceived that his fate was inevitable, and that there was no alternative but withdrawing his signature off the books himself, in order to avoid expulsion. He accordingly did so, and then waited upon the dean, who immediately gave his lordship to un. derstand that he should be under the disagreeable necessity of striking his name from the list of members. To which his lordship with much candour replied, “Sir, I well knew your deter. mined resolution in case of a general order being fore, we think, safely affirm that neither Dr. Markham, nor Dr. Jackson, were removed from their royal charge on account of any incapacity or negligence in the discharge of their duties, but to procure the royal youth some advantages of education which their successors were judged better qualified from their peculiar habits of study to impart.
It is a trait highly honourable to the feelings of the Prince of Wales that he has ever continued to hold his preceptors in high respect. For a proof
transgressed, and applaud it most heartily, but must take the liberty of informing you, that I have saved you the trouble of expelling me; and hope, therefore, we shall continue as good friends as before.” Thus, without any anger or ungentlemanlylike behaviour on either side, was this affair conducted. The dean was determined to maintain his ground in enforcing obedience to orders, and he did maintain it, though without giving unnecessary offence to the individual who suffered in consequence of such due observance of useful discipline.
of this we have only to mention the two following short anecdotes, which reflect equal credit on his royal highness's sensibility as a man, and on his condescension as a prince.-On his last summer excursion through some of the western counties of England, his royal highness happened to be in the neighbourhood of the palace of the Bishop of Worcester, and inquiring after the health of its venerable inhabitant, he was informed that his lordship was so infirm that he rarely stirred out of his episcopal residence, but that in other respects his faculties remained unimpaired, and he possessed as good a share of health and spirits as usually fall to the lot of persons at his advanced period of life. On receiving this information, his royal highness dispatched one of his attendants to the palace of bis venerable and amiable preceptor, to ask his permission to wait upon him, as he understood the state of his health did not permit him to come abroad. The good bishop, as may readily be conceived, was charmed with the condescension of his illustrious pupil, and in suitable terms expressed bingrateful sense of the honour which his roval highness designed to slew him. An interview succeeded highly interesting to those who witnessed it, and the prince left the venerable prelate petetrated with the kindness, aflas:lir, and flattering remembrance of his royal pupil.
The other anecdote to which we refer is of a more recent date, and reflects perhaps still more honour on his royal highness's character. The prince, it is well kvown, for a number of years has been in the habit of collecting portraits of all the eminent personages who have at any time been honoured with his friendships. These