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I. That the sum of 301. shall at the first be annually paid to each of the three Scholars who shall be selected in the manner hereinafter mentioned; and that this stipend shall continue, provided the cir cumstances of the estate shall permit the required payment; and shall be from time to time increased, whenever the proceeds shall allow the addition of 51. to each Scholarship.
II. That all Members of the University under the degree of M.A. or B.C.L., and any persons who having taken either of those degrees shall not have exceeded twenty-five years of age, shall be eligible to these Scholarships.
III. That the Scholarships be holden for three calendar years from the day of election, provided that the following conditions be complied with. Every Scholar shall reside in the first two years after his election to a Scholarship, as follows: viz. not less than seven weeks in the Michaelmas and Lent terms respectively of each year, and seven weeks in the Easter and Act Terms of some one of the two years. During this residence the Scholars shall be required to attend the Lectures of the Professor of Hebrew, unless he dispense with their attendance, and shall pursue studies in that and the cognate languages as the Professor shall advise. The resi. dence of every Scholar shall be certified in writing, to the Trustees hereinafter appointed, by the Head of his College or Hall, or by the Vicegerent in the absence of the said Head. And his attendance upon the Lectures of the Professor of Hebrew, or his dispensation from attendance on them, shall be certified in writing by the said Professor. The Trustees may dispense with the residence of a Scholar during any two of the said periods of seven weeks for any very urgent cause, and during any two more, if he can make it appear to the Trustees that he can pursue any branch of these studies to a greater advantage elsewhere; but in either case such dispensation must be approved of by an absolute majority of the whole number, of whom the Regius Professor of Hebrew, or the Reader in Arabic shall always be one.
VI. That the Trustees pay the Scholars the sum specified in Regulation I. on their producing the requisite Certificates ; discharge all other expenses incident to the Trust; and submit their accounts annually to the Delegates of the University Accounts, to be audited by them.
VII. That the Trustees shall invest in the Public Funds, in the name of the Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University, any surplus which may remain after the above payments have been made; unless the Trustees shall think it advisable to appropriate any part of it in prizes, either to meritorious, though unsuccessful Candidates, or for Compositions on any subject connected with the object of the foundation.
VIII. That the Electors be the Regius Professor of Divinity, the Regius Professor of Hebrew, and the Lord Almoner's Reader in Arabic, for the time being; and the same Electors shall be judges of any prize compositions, whenever any prizes (as contemplated in Regulation VII.) may be given. And if in either case any one or more of these official Electors decline acting, or if the office of Professor or Reader be vacant, the Trustees shall appoint an Elector or Electors for that time in his or their stead.
IX.--1. That only one Scholar be elected in one calendar year. And if the Electors at any time shall not think any of the Candidates worthy of the Scholarship, they may decline to elect till the next year.
2. The Examination shall always take place in Act Term, and the first shall be in the year 1832.
3. The Electors shall give a notice of not less than ten days of the time for the holding the Examinations This notice shall be affixed to the door of the Convocation House, and to the Buttery door of each College and Hall, and distributed to
the Heads of Colleges and Halls, and to the Common Rooms.
4. Every Candidate shall signify his intention of offering himself by delivering to the Electors a Certificate of the consent of the Head or Vicegerent of his College or Hall, together with a certificate of his age, if necessary, two days at least before the commencement of the Examination; and without such Certificate or Certificates the Electors shall not proceed to examine any Candidate.
5. The three Electors conjointly shall be empowered to bestow, with the consent of the Trustees, presents of money or books (not exceeding the sum of £10) upon any unsuccessful Candidate whom they shall judge worthy of that distinction.
6. The mode of conducting the Examination shall be left entirely to the Electors.. Besides an accurate and critical acquaintance with the original Scriptures of the Old Testament, the application of the knowledge of Hebrew to the illustration of the New, or to that of any portion of Theology, lies within the contemplation of the Founders. Since, moreover, a sound and extensive acquaintance with other Semitic tongues is very essential to the thorough understanding of Hebrew, and in other ways serviceable to the exposition of Holy Scripture, it is recommended that Candidates should be examined in as many of them as may be practicable. Nevertheless a Scholarship shall not be awarded to a Candidate, how well soever acquainted with any or all of the cognate dialects, unless he be also a proficient in Hebrew.
7. The Electors, on electing a Scholar, shall certify the election to the ViceChancellor, who shall cause it to be announced to the University by a paper affixed to the door of the Convocation House.
X. That since, through the changes to
The names of those candidates, who, at the close of the Public Examinations in Easter Term, were admitted by the Public Examiners into the Four Classes of Litera Humaniores, according to the alphabetical arrangement, in each class, prescribed by the statute, stand as follow:
which all human institutions are liable, an adherence to the letter of these Regulations may defeat the very object which the Founders have in view, the Trustees shall be at liberty (with the concurrence of the Founders or any one of them, during their or his life, and of Convocation at all times) to alter or dispense with any of these Regulations, (not even excepting the number of the Scholarships,) as may seem to them advantageous, provided that they never lose sight of the main object of the Foundation-the Promotion of Sound Theology through a Solid and Critical Knowledge of Hebrew.
PUBLIC EXAMINATION.-EASTER TERM.
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