3 NOVEMBER 1866, Page 3

The Record is, of course, very savage - about Mr.

Mattrice's election to the Knightsbridge Professorship of Moral Philosophy, Moral Theology, and Casuistry, at Cambridge; but has not regained. suffieient presence of mind to decide on the most effective form of taunt to throw out on'the subject. It is fluttered and confused. On .the one hand, it desires to say, with the Spectator, that Mr. Maurice- is not likely to be highly successful as a lecturer on one department of his subject, namely, casuistry ; on the other hand, it wants to make a point about his great ability as a casuist, and the two points being unfortunately inconsistent with each other, it hovers uncertainly between them, fails from insufficient firmness of mind to make either, and falls hastily back on its reserves in the Morning Advertiser,—whieh instructive journal is. much 'exercised in. mind by having. demonstrated to its own satisfaction that "either the Master of Christ's .•College, or the- Master of -St. Peter's, or both, must have voted for Mr. Maurice," This, great truth, however, does: not appear to be a .very satisfying one. To - know that one of two men must, be heretical only gives. an -even chance for either; and probabilities are entirely uncon- genial to the hand that is raised to strike. On the whole, the Morning Advertiser and the Record strike rather blindly, and -with confused, bewildered air, at theevil agencies and. powers. of darkness which have brought about this, election.