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of Paris, was presented to the Observatory by his Grace the Duke of Northumberland. His Grace at the same time intimated his wish to be allowed to present the telescope in a complete working state. A building has accordingly been erected near the Observatory, with a revolving dome, twenty-seven feet in diameter, and preparations for the equatoreal mounting of the telescope are now going on under the superintendence of the late Plumian Professor.

COMBINATION PAPERS, &c.

THE Sermons before the University at Great St Mary's, are preached by Bachelors in Divinity and Masters of Arts who have completed their first year, beginning with the former. The two papers, one published in July, and the other in December, are made out by the Esquire Bedells and signed by the Vice-Chancellor. The Prior Combinatio contains the Sunday morning turns, and is made after the following order:-The colleges are divided into seven classes, each of which (Trinity Hall and Downing excepted, which send no morning preacher) provides a preacher every seventh turn. In the first three colleges the name is omitted, in the remaining twelve the preacher's name and college are set down.

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Persons of sixty years of age, and upwards, are excused from preaching.

The Posterior Combinatio contains the Sunday afternoon turns and Saints' days, and is made according to the order in which the members stand in the Registrary's book. The names as well as the colleges are here mentioned.

The Combination Papers are, immediately on their publication, sent to the Tutors of the respective colleges, who communicate to the persons named in the Paper the time appointed for them to preach. Substitutes procured by such as omit to preach in their turn, receive three guineas a sermon. The Vice-Chancellor appoints the preachers for the Lent and Summer Assizes, and for extraordinary Fasts and Thanksgivings. The payment is five guineas

a sermon.

SELECT PREACHERS.

A GRACE having passed the Senate: "That those to whom the Sunday afternoon turns at St Mary's, and the turns for Christmas Day and Good Friday, are assigned, shall, from the beginning of November to the end of May, provide no other substitute

than such as are appointed in conformity with that Grace;"-The following persons have been elected, each for the month to which his name is affixed :

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Nov. Rev. C. W. Le Bas, Trin.
Dec. Rev. Dr Wait, John's.
1826 Jan. Rev. T. W. Hornbuckle, Joh.
Feb. Rev. Dr Hollingworth, Pet.

March Rev. W. Grylls, Trin.
April Rev. H. J. Rose, Trin.

May Rev. T. Chevallier, Cath.

Nov. Rev. Prof. Musgrave, Trin. Dec. Rev. R. N. Adams, Sid. 1827 Jan. Rev. J. Graham, Christ's. Feb. Rev. W. Whewell, Trin. March Rev. W. H. Parry, John's. April Rev, T. Chevallier, Cath.

May Rev. Prof. Scholefield, Trin.

Rev. H. Howarth, Joh. Rev. S. J. Allen, Pemb. Feb. Rev. R. W. Evans, Trin. March Rev. T. Crick, John's. April The Hulsean Lecturer. May Rev. H. J. Rose, Trin.

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CRANE'S CHARITY FOR THE RELIEF OF
SICK SCHOLARS.

JOHN CRANE, apothecary in Cambridge, and M.A. died in 1654, and left by his Will money to buy an estate of £62. per annum1, to be settled on the five corporations following, viz. the University of Cambridge, the towns of Wisbech, Cambridge, Lynn, and Ipswich. The rents to be received in order, and to be applied by the University in their turn towards the relief of sick Scholars. The distribution to be made by the Vice-Chancellor, the Professors of Divinity, the Civil Law, and Physic, and the chief Apothecary of the town. The Master of Caius college is requested to assist the Distributors. Meetings of the Distributors, to consider and determine the claims of applicants for the benefit of this charity, take place on the third Tuesday of May, and the third Tuesday of November, in every year, and all applications of Scholars must be made by the Tutors of their respective colleges.

The gift to the town was to accumulate until it amounted to £200. which sum was to be disposed of in loans of £20. each, bearing no interest, to ten young men, in order to set them up in trade, they giving good security to repay the same at the end of twenty years. As each sum is repaid, it is to be again lent out in the same manner, and the persons to whom the loans are made are to be selected by the Vice-Chancellor, the three Professors of Divinity, the Civil Law, and Physic, the chief Apothecary, the Mayor, Recorder, and three Aldermen, or greater part of them.

After the sum of £200. had been set apart, Mr Crane directed that the rents of the estates should be employed in the relief of persons confined for debt, and of poor men and women of good character, at the discretion of the above-mentioned Distributors, who hold half-yearly meetings in May and November to consider the claims of applicants.

1 The present rent of the estate is above 3001. per annum.
The first payment was made about the year 1660.

FREE GRAMMAR SCHOOL.

STEPHEN PERSE, M.D. Senior Fellow of Caius College, by a clause in his Will', dated September 27th, 1615, bequeathed certain property in charge to his executors, to purchase divers grounds and tenements, to be applied, amongst other purposes, to that of erecting and establishing within three years (if possible), after his decease, a convenient house capable of containing one hundred scholars to be used for a Free Grammar School, with apartments for a Master and Usher, who are required to be graduates in this University; the former a Master, the latter a Bachelor of Arts at least. The Scholars are to be natives of Cambridge, Barnwell, Chesterton, or Trumpington, and educated gratis. In case of a vacancy in the place of a Master or Usher, preference is to be given to one who has received his education at the School.

Scholars educated three years at least at this School, are to be admitted (ceteris paribus), before all others, to the Perse Fellowships and Scholarships at Caius College.

Master, Peter Mason, M.A. St John's.
Usher, George Barber, M.A. Queens'.

NEW FREE SCHOOL,

In St Peter's Parish.

THIS institution was founded in 1808, for the education of the poor of this town and the adjacent villages. It was originally established upon the plan of Dr Bell and Mr Lancaster, but is now placed wholly upon that of the former, as adopted by the National Society. The children are admitted between the ages of 6 and 11, and are instructed in reading, writing, and arithmetic, on paying 6d. per month each. They are also instructed in the catechism, and parts of the Liturgy of the Church of England.

The institution is under the management of Governors, who are constituted by a donation of ten guineas, or an annual subscription of one guinea. By means of a liberal subscription they have been enabled to purchase a piece of ground, and to build a spacious school-room, calculated to hold 300 boys; and by the aid of a donation of £150. from the University, donations from some of the colleges, the Members of the University, and other individuals, a house has been built for the Master contiguous to the School. A meeting of the Governors is held on the first Thursday in every month, at 2 o'clock, in the school-room. A sermon for the benefit of this institution is preached annually in the spring; and the yearly statement, published in June, may be had of Messrs Deightons, booksellers, by whom subscriptions are received, and by any of the bankers in Cambridge.

1 A Copy of the Will is in Baker's MSS. vol. xxvi. p. 131.

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