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annual report 1852 21 The Theological Department has now been opened six years and as two years elapsed before any Student was ripe for the final Examination it was only in 1848 that any prac- tical results became apparent Since that year no less than eighty-four Students have received the Principal's Certificate and most of them have been already ordained When it is remembered that but for the opening afforded by this branch of King's College large proportion of these meritorious men would have been excluded from Holy Orders the value of this providential supply of additional labourers in the Lord's harvest will be duly appreciated The Council have good grounds for believing that the quality of these workmen will prove as satisfactory as their numerical increase the Examining Chaplains in general reporting very favourably of the results of their examinations and many incumbents gladly accepting their services notwithstanding the natural predilec- tion in favour of an University Degree Mr Joseph Abbott Temple Student of this Department obtained at the last Matriculation Examination for Honours at the University of London the Exhibition in Classics vacancy has been occasioned in the office of Censor of the College and Theological Lecturer in this Department by the sudden death of the Rev Robert Hayes who after passing through the Theological Department had been elected to these offices The Council desire to record their high sense of Mr Hayes' valuable services as well as their sincere regret at the loss which the College has sustained by his death The Rev McCaul Theological Associate has been appointed to the two offices thus vacated The Department of General Literature and Science continues to maintain the high character to which the zeal and ability of the Professors and the result of their labours at the Universities and elsewhere during twenty vears have raised it At Oxford one former Student Alfred John Church was placed in the Second Class At Cambridge four former Students William Middleton Snell James Jeakes Thomas Walker Scott and Charles Joseph
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