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garded as a pledge upon your part that in any of those hours of trial which most of you in the profession you have chosen will have to meet, when the steady eye, the resolute hand, and unflinching nerve, may be required in any decisive operation,-when contagion may hover around unseen, bringing the pestilence that walks in darkness, and the sickness that destroys in the noon-day, we may be confident that you will exhibit as brave and unshrinking courage in the work of preserving life as ever has been lavished upon the work of destroying it. I do not doubt, Gentlemen, that the pupils and students of this Hospital will not be slow to profit by the advantages which are here provided for them; and I may be allowed to express a hope that they may seek to be improved by the perusal of that excellent address which it was my good fortune to hear only two days ago within the walls of a kindred institution, delivered by a living light of the profession, Dr. Stokes. They will gather from it how formidable, it is true, but at the same time how honourable a task is set before the genuine student of medical science-how it be hoves them to obtain a mastery over almost overy branch of knowledge. Yes, my young friends, stir yourselves up for the full purpose and dignity of your calling. Man-the sentient, living man-is the subject of your treatment; and if it be true that the diapason of nature ended full in man, you should learn how to penetrate all her laws-how to blend all her harmonies. I feel I must not trespass upon ground far too high for my imperfect insight; but from my soul I wish you all every degree of credit and of usefulness in the honourable career which you have marked out for your future lives.
LAYING THE FIRST STONE OF THE "CARMICHAEL SCHOOL OF MEDICINE."
[MARCH 29TH, 1864.]
R. R. M'DONNELL said:-In the absence of Dr. Mayne, who is prevented from attending by indisposition, the duty of reading the address to your Excellency has been deputed to me. We regret his absence, because he is one of whom we are all justly proud. He has been
the master of us all; he is now our colleague, and our very valued friend. I regret that he is not here on the present occasion to perform the pleasing duty which I perform for him.
MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY,
Being the Senior Lecturer at the Old Carmichael School of Medicine, I have been deputed by Mrs. Carmichael and my colleagues to express to your Excellency our grateful acknowledgments for the high honour you have conferred upon us in graciously consenting to lay the foundation stone of the New Carmichael School this day. By Mrs. Carmichael and by all of us your presence at this ceremonial is hailed as an auspicious omen of the success of an undertaking which we owe to the princely liberality of her late illustrious husband, Richard Carmichael. Your Excellency will permit me to add, that we never for one moment doubted that your Excellency's reply to our humble request would have been in the affirmative; for the whole history of your Viceroyalty has shown the deep interest which you have at all times taken in every enterprise calculated to develope the resources of this countryart, science, and literature, commerce, trade, and agriculture, having each in turn, as occasion offered, received your patronage and support.
I have only further to say, that the time and labour which they have hitherto devoted to the Old Carmichael School shall be henceforth devoted with increased assiduity to the New Carmichael School; and that this noble educational establishment, worthy of the name and worthy of the fame of Richard Carmichael, shall never fail from any shortcoming on their part. On such a theme, were I to follow the bent of my own inclinations, much more might be said; but the sentiment of the Roman poet forcibly occurs to me, and my classical friends will agree with me, and my fair friends will, I trust, pardon me for addressing you in his words :
"Cum tot sustineas in publica commoda, peccem
Si longo sermone morer tua tempora."
The EARL OF CARLISLE said :
I have accepted most gratefully, and indeed with a deep sense of personal obligation, the invitation to lay the first stone of the New Carmichael School. It would be most superfluous here, in the heart of
Dublin, in the immediate neighbourhood of the noble clustre of the surrounding hospitals-and, above all, in the presence of so many of his own associates, pupils, and admirers, to recur to the professional reputation, memorable achievements, or not less signal personal qualities of Richard Carmichael. I would merely remark that there is a most appropriate and admirable consistency between the engrossing and devoted labours of his illustrious life, and that parting and posthumous bequest of which, by our act of this afternoon, we are about to realize the beneficent results. In drawing an omen from the past efficiency of the Richmond Hospital, or Old Carmichael School, it must be most gratifying to see the inaugural work on which we are now engaged graced by the presence of Mr. Adams, who was one of the original colleagues of Mr. Carmichael in founding the primary institution, and who has trod the same path of honour and usefulness. This brief address would be indeed most incomplete if it made no mention of her who had the most interest in the fame of her husband, and who has done more than all others to extend and perpetuate it; who, showing a wiser as well as a nobler love than the Carian Queen of old, has not sought to raise over his cold remains her mausoleum in the dumb marble or lifeless statuary, but has caused him, though dead, still to speak in precious services to suffering humanity-still to live in the thanks and blessings of rescued multitudes.
TRINITY COLLEGE HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
[NOVEMBER 21ST, 1860.]
THE Auditor, Mr. F. C. Wills, A. B., having delivered the usual
Address, the EARL OF CARLISLE said :
MY LORD CHANCELLOR AND GENTLEMEN,
When I was favoured with the invitation, as kind as it was respectful, to attend this meeting of the Historical Society of Trinity College, I stated two things-one, that I should be very glad, indeed, to come; the other, that I only could come in the strict character of a listener. I clearly do not mean to deviate in any but the slightest de
gree from the performance of that character, in which, indeed, I have been amply rewarded by listening to the instructive, reasoned, and eloquent address of your Auditor; and, if I should appear to trespass for a moment beyond those far more agreeable acoustic functions to which I propose to confine myself, it is just to tell you with what deep sincerity I appreciate the honour which has just been so-to me-agreeably proposed, so graciously received, and the hearty kindness of your reception. Well, indeed, Gentlemen, may I congratulate myself that I am not called upon to provoke any further contrast with the genius and eloquence of which your Society, through so many years, has been the honored depository, and which has received such frequent, though not wholly uninterrupted echoes within these classic walls. Happy, beyond dispute, should I be if, by any humble instrumentality of mine, I could hope to establish any more intimate connexion between those who govern and those who adorn the community; or, to localize my idea, in plain terms, between the Castle and the College. And I felt that it was only by at once accepting your courteous invitation that I could in any degree appropriate to myself the boast once uttered by an English minister
"Non obtusa adeo, gestamus pectora Pœni;
Nec tam aversus equos, Tyria, Sol jungit ab urbe."
And it is indeed a great additional pleasure to stand within the noble precincts of Trinity College, beneath the august names of her early judges and her sainted prelates, her favourite orators-ay, and I hope ere long, too, in the immediate neighbourhood of her inspired bards. Pleasant indeed it is to do this, and that at a time when the native pursuits of the place are showing such a large increase of efficiency and expansiveness. Well, this College, to all her old elements of renown, is adding new cycles of instruction, and new careers of usefulness, when she is sending forth relay after relay of her sons to fresh theatres of usefulness, and to regions yet unexplored-Super Garamantas et Indos. I have again, Gentlemen, to thank you, and take my leave of you, with the most cordial good wishes for the continued character and fame of this special institution, and with a beautiful prayer-Floreat Academia.
THE DUBLIN STATISTICAL SOCIETY.
THE INAUGURAL ADDRESS, DELIVERED BY J. A. LAWSON, ESQ., Q.C., SOLICITOR-GENERAL FOR IRELAND.
[NOVEMBER 26TH, 1862.]
R. W. NEILSON HANCOCK having moved the thanks of the Society to the Earl of Carlisle, for his many services in promoting the progress of Social Science, John Lentaigne, Esq., D. L., seconded the resolution.
The EARL OF CARLISLE said :
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
I am extremely obliged to you for the high compliment you have just been pleased to pay me. Though there were reasons just now for my having remained in seclusion, yet I could not break an engagement which secured me the pleasure of attending the meeting of a Society actuated by such laudable motives, and directed to such beneficent ends: a Society of which, I am glad to find-for I own I had forgotten it-I have the honour to be an Honorary Member. That pleasure has been much enhanced to me, on this occasion, when the address of the evening was delivered by a person for whom I entertain confidence as an official adviser, and regard as a private friend; and when that address, to which we all have had the pleasure of listening, was signalized by so much ability, clearness, and large-hearted philanthropy. It will not be required from me, and I certainly should be quite unequal to the task, to follow the Solicitor-General in a review of those topics which he has treated with so much fulness and precision. I will permit myself one remark suggested by the existence of such a Society, and by the encouragement which I rejoice to find it has received in this intelligent and spirited metropolis. The social disorders which it is the main province of the Society to examine, and as far as may be possible to suggest appropriate cures for, may still prevail with a frequency and an intensity with which the progress of education, of knowledge, of invention, of civilization, of Christianity itself, has hitherto but imperfectly grappled. For while we most thankfully record that within our times