28 DECEMBER 1861, Page 2

The Duke of Devonshire, it appears, will be elected Chancellor

of the University of Cambridge without oppo- sition. His Grace is a man of high attainments and im- mense wealth, but he has scarcely done sufficient to justify the election. The Chancellorship is the highest distinction in the gift of the University, and it should he reserved for men who are something more than mere "accomplished peers." Oxford, in selecting Lord Derby, struck the true note.