6 APRIL 1867, Page 3

The Metaphysical Professorship vacant by the transfer of Mr. M.ansel

to the Professorship of Ecclesiastical History at Oxford ought to be, and we hope may be, filled up by the election of one of the candidates, Mr. Green, the author of a hard but very masterly essay on Aristotle's philosophy, in the North British Review for last September. The man who wrote that has the true metaphy- sical genius, though there are points in it from which we should be inclined to differ strongly. We heartily wish Oxford the good fortune to obtain a metaphysical teacher with so firm a grasp of abstract ideas.