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1822. March 2, aged 72, at Tiverton, views he stedfastly adhered through life. Mr. GEORGE DUNSFORD, for many years He was the intimate friend and frequent a most respectable merchant and woollen associate of that amiable and excellent manufacturer of that town; and brother man the Rer. John Kiddell, for many of the late Martin Dunsford, author of years pastor of the congregation of Uni. the Memoirs of Tivertou.
tarian Dissenters at the Pit MeetingIf genuine worth merits remembrance, House, in Tiverton, and afterwards one this memorial of a truly honest and up. of the Classical Tutors of Hackney Col. right man will not be deemed unworthy lege. (See Mon. Repos. V. 263 and 273 of being recorded. In the various rela -277.) tions of life, as a husband, parent, friend On the formation of the Western Uniand member of society, his conduct and tarian Society, Mr. Dunsford was amongst disposition were most affectionate, sin- the first who enrolled their names as cere, correct and benevolent. For a con- members of it; and having, for several siderable period of his life, he was an years, no place of worship to attend that active and useful trustee to several of the fully accorded with his own religious numerous public charities of Tiverton, views, he regularly conducted a religious and discharged the duties devolving on service on the Sabbath in his own house, him, with great credit to himself, advan- which was open to, and attended also by, tage to the institutions, and a cheerful several of his neighbouring friends. and earnest desire to recommend and On the subject of baptism, he coiuassist those whom he considered most cided with the principles of the General deserving of relief from them.
Baptists, and was, in the earlier part of Descended from parents who were his life, baptized at Tauntou, by the late conscientious Dissenters from the Esta- venerable Dr. Toulmin. blished Church, bis mind was early im But though fully decided as to the pressed with a sincere regard for their truth of his own religious principles, he principles. He was a Dissenter, how- always exercised the most perfect Chrisever, not merely from early habit and tian candour and charity towards all who education ; he possessed an inquiring differed from him. That liberty with mind, and an ardent and sincere love for which all are made free, he had well Christian truth, and from this motive learnt ; an attainment by no means gewas led to carefully examine the Scrip- neral, but of great account in the Christures for himself, and thereby, from ma- tian character. He had experienced ture reflection, was perfectly satisfied, many domestic afflictions and serere pethat the doctrines of Unitarianism were cuniary losses in the latter years of his the doctrines of the gospel, and to these life, which greatly reduced his circum
stances; but all these trials he bore with acquiring—so much the more deeply does true Christian fortitude and equanimity. he now deplore the loss of this venerable
Within a few months previous to his man ; deplore, did I say? rather let me death, his strength rapidly declined, and congratulate the exalted spirit of my ke appeared sensible that the termination departed friend, now taken from the evil of his mortal course could not be far to come, on having escaped from the distant; but he contemplated it without accumulating calamities impending over dismay, and often longed for its arrival. his distracted country, and threatening to Three days before his death, he was at involve its dearest interests in misery and tacked by what his medical attendant distress. pronounced to be a paralytic seizure, and The independence of his principles, the was immediately carried to his bed, but calm dignity, the manly simplicity and retained his senses to the last moment, consistency of his conduct, the intrepidity evincing that calm serenity and compo- and firmness of his mind, together with sure of mind, which the review of a well- the probity and purity of his heart, I spent life, a firm reliance on the free and trust I have not contemplated entirely in infinite mercy and compassion of his vain. Nor will his bright example be heavenly Father, and the glorious pro- lost to the world. It will continue to spects and promises of the gospel, afford shine with unfading lustre on all around; to all who have endeavoured faithfully to it will long live in the remembrance of perform their Christian duties.
those who knew him; it will leave a lastThe death-bed of one whose general ing impression on the minds of his muchlife and conduct has been conformable to respected and amiable family, of his nuhis Christian profession, is highly instruc merous friends, and of the wise and virtive and interesting, and sweetly recom tuous in the busy circle of the world. mends a course of piety and virtue. The This able and generous advocate of the last hours of this worthy man furnished rights of humanity, eminently distinguish. another instance of the efficacy of Unita- ed as he was by his love of constirian principles (when they are properly tutional liberty, civil and religious, and understood, and suffered to influence the by his unwearied endeavours to promote heart and life) to support the mind in the freedom and happiness of the human that awful season when we are about to race, is justly entitled to the designation exchange time for eternity, and to bid of a genuine philanthropist, an enlightfarewell to all sublunary good. “Let ened and disinterested patriot, a truly me die the death of the righteous, and upright and honourable man. let my latter end be like his.”
In early life, Mr. Wyvill was M. L. YEATES. spicuous for his ardent zeal in the cause Sidmouth, April 8, 1822.
of Political and Parliamentary Reform.
As an active member of the Yorkshire A Tribute to the Memory of the Rer. Association, instituted about the year Christopher Wyvill.
1780, for promoting this great object, he (See p. 188.)
was upanimously chosen secretary to that
patriotic and public-spirited body. At March 8, at his seat, Burton Hall, near this period he acted with a noble band Wensley Dale, in the North Riding of of patriots, illustrious in rank, talents the County of York, the Rev. Christo- and virtue, whose memory will be ho. PHER Wyvill, in the 83rd year of his poured and revered till “ the sun of Enage. Havivg attained to this advanced gland's glory shall set.” But he was period, his removal from the world is more particularly united by the ties of matter of sorrow rather than surprise to personal as well as political confidence his friends; who, in the last stage of his and esteem, as a friend and fellow-lauseful and benevolent life, when gradu- bourer, with the virtuous Sir George ally decaying as an aged tree in the Saville'; whose name, in the annals of forest, derived from his exanıple a most Britain, will ever stand high on the scale important and instructive lessen of Chris- of inflexible political integrity. Mr. Wytian piety, patience and resignation. The vill was, to the last, a consistent and writer of this paper knew him well, and strenuous supporter of the great principle therefore feels himself not incompetent of Reform ; although he differed from to bear ample and unequirocal testimony the Reformists of the present day, as to to the distinguished virtue and sterling the extent and modifications of that prinworth of this friend of his country and ciple. It was the good fortune of this of maukind. But, in proportion to the revered and excellent father, to live to knowledge and experience of the various see his own principles revived, like the excellencies of his admirable character, phenix from its ashes, in the person of which, in a long and intimate friendship his son, who was chosen one of the rewith Mr. Wyvill, he liad the happiness of presentatives for the city of York, in a
manner equally honourable to himself and virtuous men of every sect and perand to his constituents; and whose libe- suasion. But I forbear; it was not my ral and decided conduct, fortified by pa- intention to eulogize the character of my ternal counsel and example, has esta- rerered friend. He needs no eulogy from blished his character as a mauly, honest my humble pen. I offer no tribute to and independent Member of Parliament. his memory but that of the heart. His
Through life Mr. Wyvill assiduously virtues live after him. “Being dead, he laboured to maintain the cause of uni- yet speaketh." The happy fruit of his versal toleration. It was his fervent wish labours in the great cause of toleration to see the rights of conscience extended will one day appear. Habitually fraught to persons of all religions; to secure to with the sentiments of an ardent, unafevery man the glorious privilege of wor fected and elevated piety and devotion, shiping God in the manner most conso- his mind sustained the depressions of nant to his own reason and understand- age and of declining health with fortiing, and most conformable to the laws tude, composure and resignation to the and institutions of the gospel. In this will of God; and the death of this excelcause he manifested the true spirit and lent man was correspondent with his life. magnanimity of the reformers and con- Farewell, thou faithful servant of the fessors of ancient times. It was the Most High! Thou hast fought a good object nearest his heart, to forward every fight; thy constancy, fidelity and zeal effort towards obtaining relief for our are approved ; and thou art gone to reRoman Catholic brethren, from the disa- ceive the prize of glory which awaits bilities, the privations and oppressions thee, in that world where those who under which they have so long groaned, now mourn thy departure shall hereafter To this purpose he cheerfully devoted his rejoice with thee in the plenitude of felitime, his talents and the ample means city and bliss ! with which Providence had blessed him.
T. J. This absorbed his whole attention, and Lympston, March 25, 1822. employed all the powers and energies of his mind; while he spared no labour which might tend to advance the best April 14, aged nearly 65 years, at Bath,the interests of that religion “ which is Rev. EDMUND BUTCHER, late of Sidmouth. pure, peaceable, gentle, full of mercy and We are persuaded that this intelligence of good fruits, without partiality and will be received with no ordinary intewithout hypocrisy ;" that religion of rest by a large proportion of our readers. which he was at once the ornament and The good man's published writings, by the example. Upon the subject of the which his character is so distinctly disCatholic question, his correspondence was played, have made him the benefactor various, interesting and extensive, amongst of numbers who never had the advantage those friends who were honourably em
of his personal example and instructions; barked in the same laudable pursuit. and in these he still lives, and by them, The present writer had the happiness of though dead, he yet speaketh. Life had corresponding with him for many years, ceased to be desirable for him. The and of uniting his humble efforts in the weakness and infirmity occasioned by a same work of juctice and benevolence. painful accident which he met with some Under the cheering consideration, that months ago at Bath, though alleviated by no effort, however feeble, is entirely lost, all that human affection could do, made he looks forward with hope to the final him desirous to be called to his rest, if result; and while the current of life shall such were the will of God; and he was continue to flow, and his heart to be favoured with a gentle dismissal, susceptible of the sentiments of virtue, the day which he loved.”. We expect to honour and humanity, he will not cease, be favoured with a more detailed account in the retrospect of his days, to reflect of our respected friend, for our next with peculiar and heartfelt satisfaction Number; and we will merely add our on the slender aid which he has at any testimony, that his eminent piety, accomtime been enabled to afford in support of panied as it was with a life devoted to a cause which he has deeply at heart.
the best interests of mankind, and maniA man acting, like this undaunted festing in its various relations, the graces champion of Christian liberty and truth, of the Christian character, will make his under the influence of these ennobling memory revered and loved by all who motives and these enlarged and exalted shared his friendship. To them his deviews, could not fail to attract the esteem parture is attended with hopes full of and respect even of those who differed consolation, as to him they were full of from him in opinion. When such a man immortality. leaves the world, he is followed to the
C. grave by the tears and regrets of liberal
March 9, at the house of his father-in- throughout a wide circle by the sweetness law, Sir William Beaumaris Rush, Bart., of his temper and the amiableness of his Pall Mall, in his 54th year, the Rev. manners, and by his constant but unasEDWARD DANIEL CLARKE, LL.D., Pro- suming endeavour to maintain the Chrisfessor of Mineralogy and Librarian in the tian character. The remembrance of his University of Cambridge, Rector of Harl. domestic virtues is the consolation of ton, in the said county, and of Great an affectionate widow and a numerous Yeldham, Essex. By the maternal side, family. He was connected by marriage he was great-grandson to the learned Dr. with the late much-esteemed Rer. EdWilliam Wotton. He was educated atmund Butcher, whom in some points he Jesus College, Cambridge ; took the de- resembled, and both of whom have nearly gree of B. A. 1790; M. A. 1794 ; and at the same time entered into their rest. became Senior Fellow of that College. Soon after taking his degree, he accom April 10, after a short illness, which panied the present Lord Berwick abroad, was scarcely deemed serious, Mrs. ANNE and remained some time in Italy. In Cooper, wife of Mr. George Cooper, of 1799, he set out with Mr. Cripps on an Hackney Road, in the 59th year of her extensive tour through Europe and Asia, age : à faithful, affectionate, deroted from which he returned in 1802. His wife ; a kind and careful relative; a Travels have been since published in tender-hearted, charitable neighbour; and several volumes, which have gained him a steady, consistent and exemplary memvery high reputation. His University ber of a Christian congregation. conferred upon him the honorary degree of LL.D., as an acknowledgment of his April 14, at Hackney, Mrs. ESTHER merits and his contributions to their in- WAITBY, aged 45 years. This amiable stitution. Amongst these, is the cele woman sunk into the grave under the brated MS. of Plato, with nearly one pressure of affliction, disappointinent and hundred other volumes of MSS., and the sorrow; leaving a numerous family to colossal statue of the Eleusinian Ceres, look up to a revered relative to supply placed in the vestibule of the University those maternal cares and counsels of Library, respecting which Dr. Clarke which it has pleased Providence to bepublished an erudite treatise. He also reave them. published, with great applause from the learned world, a “ Dissertation on the Feb. 20, at his apartments in Northumfamous Sarcophagus in the British Mu- berland Street, Strand, JOHN STEWART, seum,” which he had caused to be sur- Esq., (see p. 188,) generally known by the rendered to the British army in Egypt, designation of “Walking Stewart," from and which he has proved, from accumu- his having travelled on foot through a great lated evidence, to have been the tomb of part of the world. He was originally Alexander. On his travels he made a educated at the Charter-house, and aftervery large and valuable collection of mi- wards went to India as writer in the sernerals, which is proposed to be purchased vice of the Hon. East India Company. by the University. He formed likewise He was employed as secretary to the a rare and valuable assortment of plants Nabob of Arcot, and expended a large and a collection of Greek medals. In sum in giving official entertainments, by 1806, he commenced lectures on mine- order of his master. At length, having ralogy at Cambridge, and a professorship acquired moderate means of subsistence, being founded in 1808 for the encourage- after travels through every part of the ment of that science, he was appointed to world except China, he returned to this the Chair. His lectures were received country, and during the French Revoluwith flattering attention. As a preacher, tion vested his money in the French too, he enjoyed celebrity. Of his theo- funds. The vast depreciation in those logical opinions we have no account, but funds, and the uncertainty of payment, we have pleasure in recollecting that he reduced him to great distress; but he published, in 1811, “ A Letter to Dr. Marsh,” in defence of the Bible Society. his departed sister.
was kindly relieved by the husband of
He then went to Distinguished honours were paid to him America, and supported himself some at his funeral, and the “ Cambridge time by delivering lectures on moral phiPhilosophical Society" hare resolved to losophy. The peculiarity of his tenets, procure a bust of him by Chantrey, for however, and the latitude of his opinions presentation to the University.
on religious subjects, procured him few
auditors, and he returned to this country, April 2, suddenly, on horseback, while deriving his resources chiefly from 1007. returning from his counting-house to his a year from France, which was regularly residence at Homerton, Mr. John BAR- paid to him through Mr. Coutts, as he TON, aged 55 years. He was distinguished had agreed to take that annual sum in
stead of an annuity of 3001. for which he not from vanity, but to excite atterftion had originally subscribed. On the pro- to his person, as it inight lead to an injected arrangement of the Nabob of Ar- quiry into his doctrines, which he consicott's affairs, he put in his claims, and, dered as of the utmost importance to after references to the competent autho- sensitive matter in the human shape, or rities in the East Indies, there was an in any other form. He was generally award in his favour to the amount of considered an Atheist ; but, if that was many thonsand pounds. He disposed of the fact, he concealed his opinious of late a considerable part of that property, se- years, and, devoting his Sunday-evening curing himself an annuity of six hundred concerts wholly to sacred music, it was pounds, on which he lived sparingly him- evident that he did not wish to shock the self, but with liberality to his friends, feelings of those who differed from him in giving periodical dinners, and, latterly, religious principles. He was universally concerts every evening to his friends, and known in all parts of the civilized world, all whom they thonght proper to intro- which he had visited in turn, always in duce to him. His doctrines were found- walking, never entering a carriage except ed wholly on Materialism, but he always in case of absolute necessity. His jourinculcated philanthropy and moral duty. nies would have been highly interesting He entitled the first work that he pub. if he bad published an account of them, lished in this country, “ Travels to disco- bat he disdained the usual pursuits of ter the Polarity of Moral Truth.” He travellers, constantly answering inquiries was an enemy to the infliction of pain of as to the manners, customs, &c., of the every kind, and a zealous friend to uni- various countries which he visited, by versal benevolence. When he first re- stating that his were travels of the mind, turned to this country, he appeared in in order to ascertain and develope the poArmenian attire, and attracted notice bylarity of moral truth. a long beard ; and when he assumed the European dress, he affected singularity,
Report of Manchester College, York. last, of ability on the part of the Tutors,
well seconded by the diligence of the The Committee of Manchester College Students. They feel also a just and a feel it their pleasing duty to commence proud confidence, in being already able their Annual Report, with acknowledging to reckon among the ministers who have the very liberal additions which have been been educated at York, no small number made, during the past year, to the Funds of living arguments, that the debt of the of the Institution. Beside an increase in Institution to the public has uot been all the amount of Subscriptions, the Trea- unpaid. surer's statement will shew, that the But the Committee wish not to forget Congregational Collections have produced the advantages which the same Institua larger som than in any former year, tion prorides for the education of layand that the legacies and benefactions students. Nor do they forget the proofs which have been received, have also ex of those advantages, in the honourable ceeded the usual average.
principles, and moral as well as intellecWith the expression of their grateful tual respectability, of many who have respect to the societies and individuals, exchanged the peaceful and protecting who have enabled them to make so fa- seclusiou of the College, for the business vourable a Report, it is natural to connect and temptations of active life. They rea hope, that this increase of prosperity member' and rejoice in the examples of may be attributed to a cause, the best those who, from the bosom of the Instifitted to secure it still farther increase; tution, have carried with them the spirit a growing conviction that the Institution of its studies and its discipline, to dignify is competent to the objects which it pro- their occupation and adorn their leisure. fesses, and deserving of the support which Of one, who ranked among its earliest it claims.
pupils, and who was afterwards its able The Committee have the satisfaction and zealous friend, and for many years of knowing, that such a conviction has its active secretary, it may be permitted repeatedly been the result of an atten to them, while they deplore the untimely dance at the Annual Examinations; and event which leaves them the permission, they believe that it was not likely to be to speak with more direct allusion. Nor weakened by the proofs exhibited at the will it be denicd by those who knew the VOL. XVII.