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Any undergraduate, of whatever rank, may be a candidate for this Scholarship, provided he be not of more than three years' standing from the time of his first residence. The Pitt Scholar is required to reside, and may hold the Scholarship until he is of sufficient standing to be admitted to the degree of Master of Arts, unless in the mean time he shall obtain any ecclesiastical benefice or preferment. He is also disqualified for holding any other University Scholarship.

1816. The Rev. CHARLES BURNEY, D.D., and the Rev. JOHN CLEAVER BANKES, M.A., the surviving trustees of a fund raised by the friends of the late Professor Porson, and appropriated to his use, during his lifetime, after various dispositions of part of the fund, transferred the sum of £400, Navy 5 per cents., upon trust, that the interest shall be expended in Greek books, as a prize for Greek verses, by the name of the "PORSON UNIVERSITY PRIZE."

The verses are required to be a translation of a passage in some play of Shakspeare, Ben Jonson, Massinger, or Beaumont and Fletcher, selected by the Vice-Chancellor. The metre of the translation, if the selection be from a tragedy, to be Tragicum Iambicum Trimetrum Acatalecticum, or Tragicum Trochaicum Tetrametrum Catalecticum: if the selection be from a comedy, the metre of the translation shall be Comicum Iambicum Trimetrum Acatalecticum, or Comicum Trochaicum Catalecticum. The Exercises must be distinctly written and accentuated; and accompanied by a literal prose Latin version of the Greek.

Any undergraduate may be a candidate for the Prize, and the successful candidate is required to print his Exercise, and recite it in the Senate-House at the Commencement.

If in any year there be no translation judged worthy of the Prize, the books for that year shall be reserved, and given to the candidate who shall be considered as second best in a subsequent year, and worthy of being rewarded.

The residue of the above-mentioned fund, when it has accumulated so as to produce the yearly sum of £65, has been accepted by the University to found a Classical Scholarship, to be called "The Porson Scholarship."

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1817. The Rev. ROBERT TYRWHITT, M.A., late Fellow of Jesus College, by his Will bequeathed £4000, Navy 5 per cents., for the promotion and encouragement of Hebrew learning, and left the mode and disposition of his bequest to the University.

In 1818 the Senate founded three Scholarships, to be called " Tyrıchitt's Hebrew Scholarships.It was decided that the examination shall be, primarily, in the Hebrew Scriptures of the Old Testament: secondarily, in such other Hebrew Works, and in such exercises, as may be judged most likely to assist and advance the knowledge of the Sacred Writings.

The candidates for these Scholarships shall be Bachelors of Arts who are not of sufficient standing to be created Masters of Arts, and Students in Civil Law or Medicine of not less than four or more than seven years' standing. That four-fifths of the clear annual proceeds of the bequest shall be equally divided among the three Scholars, who may retain these Scholarships for three years; and that the remaining fifth shall form a fund, to be employed from time to time, by the Electors, in such manner as they shall deem most conducive to the promotion of Hebrew learning.

In 1824 the Senate decreed that there should be six Schoz lars, three to be called Scholars of the first class, (if judged worthy), and the other three, Scholars of the second class : and that two Scholars should henceforth be elected every year, if found qualified on examination.

That £150 should be yearly divided among the six Scholars, £30 to a Scholar of the first class, and £20 to a Scholar of the second class.

That the residue of the proceeds, together with all accumulations which may arise from the want of deserving candidates to fill these Scholarships, shall form a fund to be employed in the following manner: namely,—" That a premium of not less than £50 be given, as often as this fund will allow, for such a Latin Dissertation, upon some subject connected with Hebrew Literature, as may be agreed upon by the Electors, or the majority of them."

That the examiners, if they think it expedient, be empowered to print any Prize Dissertation at the expense of the

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fund; and that all Prize Dissertations, not printed under thei direction, be deposited in the Public Library.

In 1836, it was added, that in case of equality of merit o. the two Scholars elected at the same time, the stipend o each be £25 a year. And, if no one of the candidates in any year is deserving of a Scholarship with the stipend of £30 : year, it shall be competent for them to elect one Scholar only with a stipend of £20 a year. Also, in case there shall be a deficiency of deserving candidates in any year, for the two Scholarships, the Electors shall have the power, in the second or third succeeding year, to elect additional Scholars into the vacancy or vacancies thus occasioned.

It was also decreed that not more than one third part of the accumulated fund should be expended in any year.

In addition to the Scholarships, gratuities of £20 or £30 have been occasionally awarded after the examination to such as have appeared deserving, in consequence of their knowledge of the Hebrew Language.

Subject of the Hebrew Dissertation: 1828 The nature and extent of the Hebraisms found in the writings of St Paul,

including the Epistle to the Hebrews. 1832. The Rev. JOHN CROSSE, late Vicar of Bradford in Yorkshire, left to George Buxton Browne, Esq., on trust, the sum of £2000, free of legacy duty, for the purpose of founding three Theological Scholarships, "for promoting the cause of true Religion."

By a Grace of the Senate, of Dec. 4, 1832, it was decreed that these Scholarships should be called “ The Crosse Scholarships," and that the examination should turn upon a knowledge of the Holy Scriptures in their original tongues, Hebrew and Greek, of Ecclesiastical History, of the earlier and later Heresies, and such other subjects of useful enquiry as may be thought most likely to assist in the formation of valuable characters, fitted to sustain and adorn" the cause of true Religion.”

These Scholarships are open to all Bachelors of Arts in their first year, and are tenable for three years. The annual interest arising from the fund is divided equally among the three Scholars.

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1840. The most noble the MARQUESS CAMDEN, wishing to mark his sense of the respect shewn to his late father, Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, has been pleased to give yearly a gold medal, called “ The Camden Medal,as a prize for the best exercise in Latin Hexameter Verse.

The subject is appointed by the Vice-Chancellor, and the exercise must not exceed one hundred lines.

All undergraduates who have resided not less than two terms may become candidates for the prize, and the successful candidate is required to print his Exercise and recite it in the Senate-House at the Commencement.

The following subjects have been proposed for the prize : 1841 Quique sui memores alios fecere 1847 Ecclesia Cathedralis nuper apud merendo.

Indos exstructa. 1842 Cæsar ad Rubiconem constitit. 1848 Iona Insula. 1843 Defectus solis varii lunæque la


Coorta est bores.

Seditio, sævitque animis ignobile 1844 Archimedes.

vulgus. domus Albuneæ resonantis, 1850 Mare Arcticum. Et præceps Anio, ac Tiburni lucus, 1851 Scythia. et uda

1852 Themistocles apud Admetum. Mobilibus pon ria rivis.

1853 Australia. 1846 Visum Mirzæ dormienti objectum. 1854 Brennus in Capitolio.

Vid. Spectator, 159. 1844. The friends of Lieutenant-General Sir PEREGRINE MAITLAND, K.C.B., late Commander-in-Chief of the forces in South India, being desirous of testifying their respect and esteem for his character and principles, and for his disinterested zeal in the cause of Christian truth in the East, have raised a fund for the institution of a prize in one of the Universities, and for the establishment of two native Scholarships at Bishop Corrie's Grammar School at Madras, such prize and Scholarships to be associated with the name of Sir Peregrine Maitland. In

pursuance of the foregoing scheme, the sum of £1000 has been given to the University of Cambridge, for the purpose of instituting a triennial Prize, to be called “Sir Peregrine Maitland's Prize," for an English Essay, on some subject connected with the propagation of the Gospel, through missionary exertions, in India, and other parts of the heathen world.

Candidates for the Prize must be Bachelors of Arts, under the standing requisite for the degree of Master of Arts, or Students of Civil Law or Medicine, of not less than four nor more than seven years' standing.


The successful candidate receives the interest of the fund accruing in three years, and is required to print and publish his Essay. Fifty copies are to be distributed to each of the three following institutions :—The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts; the Church Missionary Society; Bishop Corrie's Grammar School at Madras.

Besides £1000 for the institution of the Prize, £100 was given for the first Prize.

The following subjects have been proposed for the Prize: 1845 The necessity for Christian Education to elevate the Native Character in India. 1849 The respective peculiarities of the Creeds of the Mahometan and the Hindoo

which stand in the way of conversion to the Christian Faith. 1852 The Duty, as well as Policy, of Christian States to encourage Missions for the

Conversion of the Heathen. 1845. The late RICHARD BURNEY, Esq., M.A., of Christ's College, formerly in the service of the Hon. East India Company, previous to his death on Nov. 30, 1845, empowered his cousin, the Ven. Archdeacon Burney, to offer to the University the sum of £3500, reduced 3 per cent. Stock, for the purpose of establishing an annual Prize Essay, “ On some Moral or Metaphysical Subject, on the Existence, Nature, and Attributes of God, or on the Truth and Evidence of the Christian Religion.

On the day after the offer was communicated to the ViceChancellor, Mr Burney died; but his sister and executrix, Miss J. Caroline Burney, being desirous of carrying her brother's intention into effect, generously renewed the offer, which was accepted by the Senate.

The subject is set by the Vice-Chancellor, and candidates are required to be Bachelors of Arts in their first year. The successful candidate must print his Essay, and cause copies to be delivered to the University Libraries of Cambridge, Oxford, Dublin, and Edinburgh, to each of the Adjudicators of the Prize, and to the Library of Christ's College : and, in case of equality of merit in two of the candidates, if one be a member of Christ's College, the Prize is to be adjudged to him.

The following subjects have been proposed for the Prize: 1847 The Goodness of God. 1848 The Doctrine of a Divine Providence is inseparable from belief in the exist

ence of an absolutely perfect Creator. 1849 The Divine Attribute of Mercy as deduced from the Old Testament. 1850 The unity of design, which pervades the successive dispensations of Religion

recorded in the Scriptures, is an argument for the truth of Revelation.


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