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1840 Atkins, Walter Baker. 1849 Joyce, Conway. M'Intosh, John.
Staveley, Robert, schol.
Stone, William H. Extra. 1841 Magee, William. King, Halston.
1850 Walters, Charles. 1842 M‘Call, William.
Ds. Dickinson, H. H., schol. Jellett, Henry.
Bailey, George. Extra. 1843 Hall, Henry Francis.
1851 Gwynn, James, schol. Hallowell, Alexander.
Warren, Samuel, soc. com. 1844 Twigg, Thomas.
1852 Bury, Edward. Barry, David T.
Woolsey, William, schol.
Cooper, Richard. Extra. 1845 Batt, Narcissus. Townsend, William C. 1853 Ds. Rogers, Robert, schol.
Grainger, John. 1846 Nesbitt, William, schol. Labarte, William White.
1854 Ds. M'Kay, C. E., schol.
Rice, James, schol. 1847 Williams, Frederick.
Bannerman, J. M. Extra.
1855 Ds. Wilson, Joseph N.
Ds. Sheppard, Henry D. 1848 Jordan, Thomas.
Ds. Carson, James, Extra.
Paton, James, schol.
DR. DOWNES'S DIVINITY PREMIUMS. In the year 1797 these premiums were established out of a fund bequeathed to the College for the purpose by the Rev. Dr. Downes of Waterford. The original regulations concerning these Prizes, made July 4, 1797, were modified by the Board, in April, 18346
The prizes are for written Compositions, for an extempore Discourse, and for reading the Liturgy. In these branches the Examinations are held respectively on three separate days in the last week of Trinity Term, of which notice is given in the University Almanac, and by advertisement on the College Gate.
The Examiners are the Regius Professor of Divinity, the Professor of Oratory, and Archbishop King's Lecturer in Divinity, with the assistance, in the case of written Compositions, of the Provost and such of the Senior Fellows as may choose to attend.
The subjects are selected by the Examiners; and the subject for written Composition is announced in the last week of Hilary Term, by the Regius Professor of Divinity.
a Univ. Cal 1835, pp. 32, 33.
Univ. Cal. 1835, p. 104.
To become a Candidate in any of the three departments, it is necessary that the Student should have attended, with remarkable diligence, as a Candidate Bachelor, or a Bachelor of Arts, on Divinity Lectures, in two Terms, which may be any two Terms antecedent to that in which the Examinations are held ; and for extempore speaking, or reading the Liturgy, the further qualification of having taken the degree of Bachelor of Arts is required.
1. Premiums for Written Composition. In the trial for this Prize, the Candidates deliver discourses on the proposed subject without hesitation, each discourse not to exceed one quarter of an hour in delivering; they are expected to be able to recite their compositions ; and a premium of £20“ is adjudged to the best, and £104 to the next best, or such inferior premiums as they shall appear to merit, regard being had as well to the manner of pronouncing such discourses as to the matter of them; and no candidate can be entitled to either of the premiums oftener than three times.
2. Premiums for Extempore Speaking. To the student who shall deliver the best discourse extempore on a proposed subject, the Examiners adjudge a premium of £12a, and to the next best £84, or such inferior premiums as they shall appear to deserve; and no Candidate is entitled to obtain either of these premiums oftener than three times.
3. Premiums for reading the Liturgy.. Two premiums, one of £82, the other of £4", or such inferior premiums as shall appear to be merited, are adjudged to such students as shall read in the best manner the parts of the Liturgy which shall be proposed to them. No candidate can, in this department, obtain either of the premiums a second time.
And whereas it may from time to time so happen that Candidates meriting such premiums may not appear, in such case the savings in each year shall go to the augmentation of the fund, and be laid out from time to time in the purchase of Government securities, the interest thereof to be added to the fund for the increase of said premiums in future.
Dr. Downes's Premium Men.
Reading the Liturgy. 1856 Ds. Brooke, Stopford. Ds. Matthew, Henry W., ex-schol. Ds. Cross, Thomas H.
Ds. Marshall, John W. M.
A ral Premium.
* It is to be remarked, that all the Premiums here mentioned are in the old Irish currency.
THE PRIMATE'S HEBREW PRIZES. Prizes to Graduates, for the encouragement of the study of Hebrew, were first instituted by a decree of the Board, dated February 22, 1794, and a fund set apart for the purpose. In the year 1800 this fund was considerably augmented by the munificence of Primate Newcombe, and the grant has been continued by his successors in the See of Armagh to the present day:
On Saturday, October 31, 1835, the following regulations were proposed by the Professor of Hebrew, and adopted :
1. That the Professor be permitted to give a certificate, similar to that now given for Divinity Lectures, to any Student who shall attend a course of Hebrew Lectures for at least two years, or six Terms, with remarkable diligence and sufficient answering.
2. That the Assistants shall, in future, send to the Professor, at the end of every Term, duplicates of the returns made by them to the Senior Proctor, and the Professor shall enter them in a book to be kept by him, as the evidence upon which he is to sign the certificates.
3. That Senior Sophisters be permitted to attend Hebrew Lectures, and to be examined for premiums with the Junior Bachelor Class; and Junior Bachelors who have attended during the Senior Sophister year, with the Middle Bachelor Class ; so as to enable them to complete their two years of Hebrew at the same time as their Divinity Terms.
4. That Middle Bachelors, who have attended for two years, may attend a third year with the Senior Bachelor Class; and that any Student who shall attend for three years shall receive a certificate in which the word triennium shall be substituted for biennium.
5. That Scholars who have completed the entire course of Hebrew, at the end of their Middle Bachelor year, shall be excused all attendance on Hebrew Lectures during the remaining year of their Scholarship.
These regulations were further modified in Trinity Term, 1853. All Students are now permitted to attend Hebrew Lectures. An Annual Examination is appointed to be held at the end of each year in Trinity Term, and the Primate's Hebrew Premiums are awarded to the best answerers at this Examination. For the subjects and regulations of this Examination see p. 51.
The Primate's Hebrew Premiums.
£9 Prizes. Rawlins, M. L., schol..
7 Ds. Drummond, James, £9 Ds. Burnet, William, schol. 5 Wright, Charles H. H. 7 Ds. Johnson, Alexander, schol.. 5
Second Year. Taunton, Charles W. S., Dobree, Henry L., Forsythe, James W., .
Middle Year. Tibbs, Philip Graydon,
Priz £6 Welland, Joseph,
Hunt, W. E., 6 Unclassed Candidates, allowed the
THE ELRINGTON THEOLOGICAL PRIZE.
Ar a general meeting of the Clergy and Laity, assembled at Messrs. Milliken's, 104, Grafton-street, on the 4th day of March, 1837, to consider the best mode of commemorating the virtues
, the learning, and the wisdom of the late Right Rev. Thomas Elrington, D.D., Lord Bishop of Leighlin and Ferns, and formerly Provost of Trinity College, Dublin, the following Resolutions were passed :
RESOLVED, -That, in the opinion of this Meeting, the conduct of the late highly-respected Bishop of Ferns was uniformly distinguished by an earnest desire and endeavour to do substantial good, without needless display or ostentation; especially by implanting and strengthening in the minds of all with whom he was at any time connected, whether those of future candidates for the ministry, or those of actual Ministers of the Church, or those of the members of the Church in general, a well-founded belief in the truth and doctrines of our holy religion, and a steady attachment to its primitive institutions, according to the form of Christianity established in the United Church of England and Ireland.
That such a monument appears to us most appropriate to his character, and best calculated to do becoming honour to his memory, as shall be formed upon the principle of carrying forward those solid religious benefits which he was indefatigable in promoting during his life ; a mode of testifying respect to which this meeting is more inclined by a consideration of the excellent personal representation of the late Prelate, which already adorns the College Library.
That for the foregoing purpose it is adjudged desirable to institute an annual Prize for one or more of the best Theological Essays, composed by Bachelors of Arts of Trinity College, Dublin, of not more than three years' standing.
That the subject of the Essays be such as may direct the minds of the competitors to those topics in particular, which were either discussed in the published works of the late Bishop, or were prominent objects of his solicitude; for example, the Evidence of our holy Religion—the Constitution of the Christian Church--the Scriptural character of the Doctrines, and the Apostolical Polity of our own Church—the necessity and validity of her Orders-and the just Claims and the solemn Engagement of her ministers.
That this Prize be denominated THE ELRINGTON THEOLOGICAL PRIZE; that the subjects be proposed, and the Prize awarded, by the Lord Bishop of Ferns, the Provost of Trinity College, and the Regius Professor of Divinity, all for the time being, in such way as they shall arrange among themselves; that the Essay or Essays be publicly read in the College Hall, at such time as the Provost shall appoint ; and that the Prize consist of a selection of Standard Theological works, of which the publications of the late Bishop, if attainable, as we trust they will be rendered by the filial piety of the present Regius Professor of Divinity, shall at all times form a part. This Prize cannot be obtained more than once by the same candidate. 1838.- The Cessation of Miracles in the Christian Church.
Ds. Wrightson, Thomas Richard, schol. 1839.--Apostolical Succession essential to the Christian Ministry.
Ds. Eccleston, James, schol. 1810.—Catholic Unity maintained in the Anglican Church.
Ds. Wrightson, Richard, schol. 1841.-The Independence of the Ancient Irish Church.
Ds. Todd, William Gouan. 1842.-Transubstantiation overthrows the Nature of a Sacrament.
Ds. Pollock, Alexander Matthew. 1813.—Does the Analogy of God's Dealing with Men lead us to expect a perpetual Succession of miraculous Powers in the Church ?
Ds. Jellett, Henry. 1844.—Whether any Exercise of Private Judgment remain with the Individual after he has determined the Question, which is the true Church ?
[No Prize awarded.] 1845.—The Notes of the Church.
[No Prize awarded.) 1846.-—The Law not destroyed but established by the Gospel.
Ds. Smith, Richard Henry.