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ter of the new College, at Manchester; where In Charter House.square, aged 75, .Ns. he succeeded the late Dr. Perceval, as presi- baniel Hulje, M. D. FR. S. and F.A.S. dent of the Literary and Philosophical Socie. physician to the Charter-house nearly thirty ty of that town. As a mark of respect for his years. His death was occasioned by the fol. distinguished talents as a mathematician, he lowing circumstance :-The chimney of his was, many years ago, elected a Fellow of the house having been blown down, he wished to Royal Society, in London, and in this cha- sce what damage was done, and got upot dhe tacter as well as in that of a philosopher and roui, from which he fell to the ground, on a divine, he possessed no common portion of his head, with his legs erect against the wall. the esteem and gratitude of his numerous This accident he survived many days in er. friends and of society at large. He regarded cruciating pain. At his own request he was piety to God as the foundation of every duty; interred in the pensioners ground, and his rsand in his mind it was a deeply fixed princi- mains were followed to the grave by tweatyple, undebused by bigotry or superstition, and four surgeons and pliysicians. uncinctured by glooill. His charity was pure, Mr. Robert Hero.7, author of a History of ardent, and universal; his temper peculiarly Seotland, Tour to the Highlands, and sarissa social, cheerful and generous. In hin, sci- other publications. He was a native of Scor. ence, liberty and virtue possessed an intrepid, land and was bred to the church Being a disintereited advocate; and the energetic zeal young man of promising abilities, he was paand glowing eloquence with which he, at all tronized by Dr. Blair, who appointed him his times, defended their intereils, will secure assistant, in which capacity be officiated for him an honourable distinction among the some time. He was a man of multifarious friends to the best interests of mankind. erudition, and during his residence in Scot

In New Burlington-street, the Right Hon. land, wrote, translated and compiled several Lady Walpole.

reputable works in various branches of literaIn West square, Miss Jessy Barker, young- His views of church preferment not est daughter or the late Robert B, esq. pru- answering his expectations, be abandoned bis prietor or the Panorama, Leicester-square, 24. native country and came to London, where i In Berners-street, Jobu Buller, esq. repre- his talents soon procused him the countenance sentative in the two lait parlianients for the of some eminent booksellers as well as the borough of East Loo.

friendship of literary men. He was fer a In Wimpole-street, the Hon Thomas Fime, short time editor of the British Press and brother of the Earl of Wes: moreland, and Globe, daily papers established by the book. M. P. for Lyme Regis, Dorsetshire, which skllers. Last year he commenced a newspaplace he represented in several successive par- per entitled, the Fame; but the undertaking liamcats. He was born in 1760, was edu- Jid not succeed, and its failure involved fim cited at Westminster, and in 1789 married to in pecuniary difficulties, which probably soMiss Lowe. Mr. F. was for many years one perinduced that fever which put an end to or the grooms of his Majesty's bed-chamber, bis lite in the Fever Institution His fate to which situation is annexed a salary of 5001. adds one more to the examples of the melanper annum.

chuly consequences of want of prudence, ade In Mincing-lane, 7. P. Hankey, esq. an fect unhappily too common among men of eminent merchant, alderman of Candlewick literature and genius. Ward, and colonel of the 9th regiment of In Ely Place, Holborn, aged so, M-s. London Volunteers. Mr. H. was a candidate Knowles. She was a native of Staffordsbire, for the representation of the metropolis, and and the widow of Dr. K., a much esteemed would most probably have whtained the paysician in London. Her parents being ef ohject of his ambition, had he not been un- the society of Friends, she was carefulay edafortunately attacked on the first day of the cated in substantial and useful knowledge, trut poil by an illness, brought on, as it is sup- this alone could not satisfy her active mind; posed by the excessive fatigue of his can- for size was long distinguished by various warks vass. Notwithstinding the assistance of the in the pulite arts of poetry, painting, and mate most eminent professional men, bis disorder esp.cully the imitation of nature in needle changed to a mortification which put a period work. Some specimens of the latter having to his life on the following day.

accidentally fallen under the observation of At Olborn's Hotel, Sir James Durno, lately their inajesties, tbey expressed a wish to ste his majesty's consul at Memel, a gentleman her. She was accordingly presented in the of great commercial abilities.

simplicity of her quaker dress, and graciously In Park-street, Lady Jane Knolys, second received. This arid subsequent interviews daughter of the Earl of Banbury.

led to her grand undertaking, a representation Mrs. Blercbard, wite of Mr. B. of the of the King in needle work, which she com. Theatre Royal,'Covent-garden.

pleted to the entire satisfaction of their MtsMrs. Keible, mother to the celebrated per- jesties, though she had never be ora sesa former of that name, and to Mrs. Siddogs. any thing of the Lind. She next scu.

Mrs. Maxwell, relict of Colonel M., and panied her husband in a scantik tu mother to the Duchess of Gurdon.

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they obrainct introductions in the most dis- consent of parliament In 1797, he also fup. tinguinted personages. Mirs. K., was a irrit. porteil Mr. Grey, in his motion for a refurin ted to the toilette of the late unfortunate in pariinment; but we do not find his name Queen of France, by the puiticulir Jesire of in any of the late divisions. Sir Henry con. the latter. The appearance of a quaker was

tinue to represent the county of Cumberland an extraordinary spectacle to that princess, till elie general eleétion of 1896 ; and in him who eagerly enquired concerning their tenets that county has lost an artive and caithful and acknowledged tiat these heretics were, friend. Without flatery it may be afTertid, at least, pb.losophers. Mr. K. wrote on that it has fallen to the lot of few men to be varions subjects, philosophicul, theological, more generally beloved, and of til fewer so and poetical. .107.2 of her pertorinances have justly to merit that love. The batis of his been published with her name, but more an). public character was integrity, as was friend. nymously; and it is said, that she muiestly ship of his private character. The good he retained in manuscript far more than she sub- did was from principle. His manners were mitted to the public. When urged on these affable and unassuming, perfectly characteristic subjects, she would reply: “Even ar's and of the fimplicity and rectitude of his heart. sciences are but evanescent splendid vanities, To his own family he was moił dear, and to i unaccompanieth the Christian virtues.” his tenants all attectionate friend UninfluMr. Boswel laa pieserved a conversation be- enced by the insinuations of the sycophant, he tween Mrs. A. and Dr Johnson, which never ceased to be faithful to his own. juug. evinces the powers of her nind, and the li- ment, and to the justice which prompted it. berallt of her religious opinions, at th: same This conduct gained on the esteem oi men of tir: kl it reflects very litti: loovur on underkandling, and caused him to be looked up thos

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of the nation. Sir Henry is fucceeded in his hi plgate-ftreet, Mis Timpun, an ac- title by his only fon, of the lime name as con un lady'; whole death was oc- himsel cloned by her chur c'* aking fire.

ve Windsor, the Rigle Rev rend Join Al Lambet', Mrs. Watey, wife of R. O. DO:6/5, D. D. F. R.S. und 4. S. lord bishop Ac his feat at Athley-park, Surry, Sir Hinry oi Suisbury and chancellor of the order of the Fleicu, birt. of Clea ha! near Wigton, in garter. This distinguished prelate and veteCumberland. This gentleman was bom in ran in literature vas a native or Scotland, and the year 1727, and was brought up in the was born out the year 1719. His first eduservice the Euft-India Company, two of cation was at Glasgow, from whence he.rewiole thips, the Stormont and Mildlesex, he mored to Paliot College, Oxford, where be fuccellively commanded. On retring from obtuised a fellowship and proceeded to the detial servica, Captain Fletcher was chosen a gree of master ar's, October 14, 1713. He director of the company, and continued to fill accumulated the degrees of bachelor and docthat office for eighteen years, except when he tor in divinit, Nis 0, 1758. Not long after Urol out by rotasiun. de eotered into pre his entering into holy orders he obtained the liinent, as member for the county of Cum- rectory of Laiun Constantins, in Shropshire, beriand, in the year 1768, ilmnit a very pow. on the presentation of the Earl of Bradford. er il inluence. In October or the same year, Nir Douglas was at this time tutor to the he married Miis Lintot, of Southwater, in son of the Earl of Bath, and therefore resided Suix, by whom he had to children, a fon but little upon his living. His firit literary and a singliter. In parliament he espouted adventure was very dluspicious. In 1747, the íontinents of the opp lition, and on the William Larde, a native of Edinburgh, and a a cellon or that party to power, was rewed

min of considerable talents and learning, ex for his i upport with a patent of baronetigt un cited general urecntion by publishing through the voen of May, 178". in 176, we find the medium o! the Gencierran's Magazine, him approving of the treaty of

o paper, to which he gave the litle of France, lo tot as related to the settlements of "an Essay o Milton's list and Imitation of the Dail-Lidia Comfiny, but in a cautious and the Moderns :" the design of which was to guarac i manner. When Mr. Fox, in Novein- prove thut our great epic poet had made tree ber of the li l-ment onci yers, introduce i his will the works of some viseure Latin poets of celebrated lia Bill, Sir Henry Fletcher was nudern, dite in the composition of his immura rominated it of the leven comoillioners for til poem o: Paradise Lost. Answers were the attars of tia. The circumitinces winich given to this essay through the same channel, octioned the rejection of that measure, are but they failed of their owject in vindicating to well knoon to be here repeated. In 1790, the fame of Milton, because none of item Sir lienry voted with Mr. Fox for a direct pointed out the truuds of which his calumniacenture on ministers, on account of having ior liad been guilty. Flusied with his suc.

advanceal money to the Emperor and the cess, Lander ventured in 1750 to publish his . Pru.ce of Conde, without thi knowledge or Essay at large in separate forin, in which he MONTHLY MAG. No. 157.


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upon the supposed plagiarisms of Mil- engagement was in detecting the pretensions ton, in a strain of triumph and impudence of Archibald Bower, the author of the Lives which it would be difficule to parallel in the of the Popes, whose whole story is too long history of literary imposture. One passage for this place. Bower was a native of Scotfrom this sçurce and curious performance may

land, and had filled a situation in the court of be an using to the reader as displaying the Inquisition, at Macerata in Italy, from whence spirit of Lander and his unblushing effrontery. he removed in 1726, and after many extraez" And here," says he, “I could produce a dinary adventures arrived in England. Here whole cloud of witnesses, as fresli vouchers of he publicly abjured the Romish religion, and the truth of my assertion, with whose fine obtained some powersul friends. Having a. sentiments, as so many gay feathers Milton cumulated some money, he paid it to Mr. has plumed himself; like one who would Bill, a Jesuit, and in consequence was readorn a garland with flowers, secretly taken admitred into the society in 17:14 But he af out of various gardens; or a crown with terwards quarrelled with his associates and rejewels, stolen from the different diadems or covered his money by a suit at law. When repositories of princes, by which means he his history of the Popes came out, his ne: xiasliines indeed, but with the borrowed lustre of a rions with the Jesuits were made public, and surreptirious majesty.” The admirers of Mil- several pamphlets were published by him and ton were astonished at the boldness of his as- his adversaries. The patrons of Bower were, sailant, and we may venture to add, that most however, unwilling to believe him a hypoof them were appalled at the sight of the nu- crite till Mr. Douglas entered into the contromerous passages in which the parallelisms versy and completely developed the imposture. were too striking to liave been casual or com- From that time Bower sunk into distepute, mon to difcrent writers. In short, though and he died in obscurity in 1766. In 1754 Mr. every one wished to clear our immortal bard Douglas published his principal work entitled, from the weighty charge brought against him, “Criterion; or, a Discourse on Miracles," in it seemed to be a consummation rather to be which he settles the distinction between tree desired than hoped for. Such was the anxious and false miracles in a masterly manner. And state of the literary world when Mr. Douglas of all the answers to the sophistry of David published a detection of Lander's forgeries in Hume, this may be safely pronounced the A Letter to the Earl of Bath, entitled “ Mil- clearest and most convincing. This excellent ton vindicated from the Charge of Plagiarism, Volume having become very searce and dear, brought against him by Mr. Lander.” In this was reprinted a few months since. In 1757 masterly pamphlet the learned critic proves, the author was presented to a prebendal stall that the passages which had heen cited by in the cathedral of Durham, in which he took Lander from Masenius, Staphorstius, Taub- his degree of doctor in divinity. In 1762 he mannus, and other obscure writers, had been was made canon of Windsor, on the promotion interpolated by the forger himself, who had of Dr. Keppel to the bishoprick of Exeter. also foisted into his quotations entire lines His next elevation was to the episcopal bench from Hog's Latin translation of Paradise Lost,

on the death of Dr. Edmund Law, bishop of into wisich no examiner but Mr. Douglas Carlisle, in 1783. From that see, bishop Doagbad been inquisitive enough to look. The las was translated to Salisbury, on the removal detection of this infamous fraud was so com

of Dr. Barrington to Durham, in 1791. Bishop plete that Lander's booksellers insisted upon

Douglas was one of the first members of the cehis disproving the charge by producing his lebrated Beef steak Club, rendered so famous vouchers in correct editions of the works by Goldsmith's humourous poem, entitled, Rewhich he had mentioned, or of confessing his taliation.. By the appointment of the Lords of guilt. Lander chose the latter, and in a let. the Admiralty, he arranged the journals and ter which was published he assigned the rea- papers of Captain Cook for publication, and he sons for his conduct, and his pretended con

prefixed to the work a most adinirable and per. trition for the offence 1 hac this expression spicuous introduction. In his episcopal cha. of contrition was pretended, soon afterwards

racter he was dignified and exemplary. He appeared, for the impostor published another

was a liberal patron of deserving men; and attack on the character of Milton, charging he disposed of the preferments in his giit with him witla having made additions to the Icon a discriminating attention lo merit and long Basil-of King Charles the First for the pur- service. In his conversation he was afrabia pose of injuring that unfortunate monarch's and lively; he abounded with anecdotra, reputation. This foul calumny which was

chiefly of the literary kind; and his opinioas soon made manifest, rendered Lander so inta.

of men and things were always expressed with ious that he quitted the kingdom and died a most scrupulous regard to truth and bene some years after in the island of Barbadoes. volence. To return to Mr. Douglas : His next litetary

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WITII ALL THE MARRIAGES AND DEATUS; Arranged geographically, or in the Order of the Counties, from North to South.


Communications for this Department of the Afonthly Magazine, properly authenticated, and jent free of Postage, are alu ays thunktully received. Those ure more particulurly acceptable which deferibe the Progress of Local Improvements of any Kind, or which contain Biographical Anecdotes or Facts relative to eminent or remur kuble Characlers recently deceujed.

first serjeant-major in the 2d regiment of NORTHUMBERLAND AND DURHAM. Lancashire Militia.

At Edmonsley, Mr. Stephen Wheldon, 85 THE seameo of Newcastle have lately in- At Hexham, Mrs. Robinson, 81

stituted a Society for their relief in case At Berwick, Mr. Joseph Holliday.--Mri of sickness, old age, or infirmity, shipwreck, John Manners. &c. and it has also for one of its principal At the Steel, near Bellingham, Simon objects the relief of its members in an ene. Dodd, esq. 83 my's prison.

The Tyne Side Agricultural Society have offered the following premiums, to be ad- From a new system adopted in airing the judged at their next meeting, on the 6th of Earl of Lonsdale's extensive near July:-1 For the best tup, more than one. Whitehaven, the miners have, fortunately, shcar, to be kept in the district during the en- been free from any serious accidents for sea suing season-Five Guineas. 2. For the best veral years ; although many new spreads, shearing cup, un er the same restrictions or fields of coal, have been opened out; and Five Guineas. 3 For the best pen of five this process is always deemed the most dangimmers, to be kept in the district for the gerous part of the service. The hydrogen purpose of breeding – Five Guineas.

gas, inflammable air, or dirt, as the work. Married.] At Longbenton, Ralph Fen- men call it, is now made useful in carrying wick, esq. to Miss Brown, daughter of Wile on the works. They have collected a very liam B. esq. -The Rev. John Drake, to Miss large quantity of it, at the bottom of one of Rudman, only daughter of the late James R. their upcast shafts (Duke Pit), and keep is esq. alderman of Newcastle.

constantly burning. The heat from it ex. At Bishopwearmouth, John Maling, jun. ceeds that of the r largest coil fires, or lamps, esq. of Grange, to Miss Allan, daughter of as they are called, which are kept at the botthe late Robert A. esq. of Sunniside. tom of the upcast shafts, to rarify the air in

At Durham, M Baliour, esq. district sur- the pit. The speed of the common atmosgcon, to Miss Eliz. Brown, daughter of the pheric air, by burning the hydrogen gas, is late Mr. George B.

greatly acuelcrated. Il compels it to travel At Stockton, Leonard Raisbeck, esq. lieu- at the rate of more than four miles an hour; tenant-colonel commandant of the Stockton whereas common air courses, with coil fires Volunteers, to Miss Robinson, youngest at the upeast shafts, seldom send it more than daughter of the late Leonard R. esq.

three miles an hour. It also saves the exe Died.) Ar Coldstream, the Rev. John pence of attendance and coals, which is very Rutherford, formerly a Protestant dissenting considerable at other upcast shafts. In these minister at Swalwell, 59.

works, neither expence nor care is wanting to. At Sunderland, Mr. Mackintosh, -Mrs.De- make the situation of the colliers, whilst ar bello, 52.- Mrs Eleanor Hall, 60,-Mrs. their labour, as secure as possible, and they Mary Craggs, a maiden lady, 51

are accommodated with neat and comfortable At Newcastle, Mrs. Dorothy Selby, a houses, rene free, adjoining the town, in the maiden ludy, 74 - Mrs Marsden - Mr. John pleasantest situation that it affords. All the Harvey, 41-Mr. William Maxwell, sure houses, in number 300, are supplied with exgeon, 59.-Mrs. Carleton, 73.-Mrs. Bell, cellent water, conveyed in tal pipes from wile of Mr. Edward B. merchant.

reservoirs made solely for their use, above At Durham, Mr. George Wheldon, 72.- the level of the village. These houses are Mr. John Moralee, of the George and Dragon frequentiy white-washed within, to prevent Inn, 59 -- Alexander James, second son of infectious diseases; and annually on the out. John M'Kenzie, esq. of Applecross. Mr. side also, which contributes much to the Hugh Boyd, 67.-Dr. Charles Keith, phy- neatness of their appearance. From the imsician, of Harrowgate.

proving state of these extensive works, all At Heighington, Durham, Anthony Jep. kinds of workmen, on their arrival at Whitesan, esy. a lieutenint in the royal navy, 3i. haven, find imunediate eniployment. At Jarrow Colliery, Mr. T. Vaux.

The annual Report of the Sunday Schools A: Tynemouth Barracks, Mr. Pinkeman, at Keodal, states, that there have been 103




children under instruction during the last At Newlands, near Wigton, Mrs. Palmer. year; and that the expences, including At Kendal, Mr. Thomas batean, 80. jackets for 47 boys, and gowns for 98 girls, At Ravenstordale, Mr. John Guy, 49,as rewards for regular attendance, amounted Mr. James Martin, 59. to till.

Af Grayrimo, Mr. W. Roulandson, 70. By the annual statement of the Ke dal At Old Hall, ner Kendal, Edward JohnLying-in-Charity, it appears that 98 pcor son, esq. wornen have been furnished with niidwives, nurses, and linen, during the last year, at the expence of only 59!. 175.

Married ) At Knareiborough, Mr. Janes Mrried.] At Kendal, Mr. Henry Gib- Colah, ages 23. to Miss Ann Metcalf, 75, son, to Miss Todů, only daughter of Mr. T. with a very large fortune. land-surveyor

At Hull, Captain John Ramsden, of PlsAt Graystock, Thomas Clippant, esq. of mouth, to Miss Porter, eldest daughter of Grernehwaite-liall, to Miss Mary Hudless, of Ms P. --Captain Charles Wilson, of the Johnby hall

Whim, oftius port, to Miss Donaldson. At Carlisle, Mr. Hall, china-merchant, of At Fairburn, Thomas Jackson, e, tu Mrs. London, tu Miss Ebjell, only daughter of Jackson. Mr. Isaac E,

At Cawthorno, Mr. Henry Wilstow, of Died.] At Calder-Abbey, Mrs. Senhouse, Liverpool, to Miss Martha Thurp, daughter relict of Joseph Tiffin S esq.

of Samuel T. esq Banks' Hall, At Carlisle, aged 53, the Rev. Michael Ar Leeds, the Rev. Robert Morrit, preWheelwright, niinister of the parish of St. bendary of the cathedral church of Ross, and Mary's, in that city, senior minor canon of rector of Castle haven, in the county of Curk, the cathedral, and lecturer of St. Cuthbert's ; youngest son of the late Joha Sawer N. a gentleman whose head and heart did honour esy. of Rokeby Park, in the county of York, to his profession and to humanity, in whose to Alcia, the youngest daughter of Willias character were united the sincere Christian,

Cookson, es4. the conscientious and liberal-minded clergy- At York, Mr. Thomas Laycock, of Am. man, the pleasing and safe companion, and ley, tu Miss Bay, daughter of the late Juha the cordial and steady friend.-Mrs. Little, H. esq.--Mr. Isaac Galilee, to Miss Hannah relict of Mr. L. attorney, 55.

Thurnham, third daughter of the late Join At Keswick, Mis. Hannah Wilson, for. merly housekeeper to the late governor S:e- At Whixley, Captain Simpson, of the phenson, 102. She cut two new teeth alier Knaresborough volunteers, to Miss Binks.

Died.] At Fryston Hall, near Pontelait, At Maryport, Mrs. Wood, relict of Mr. Miss Le Mesurier, 37. John W. ship-builder, 74. – Miss Brisco. At Wakefield, Mrs. Matthewman, wife of

At Latterhead, in Loweswater, Mr. Peter Thomas M. esq-Mrs. Dawson, wife of Mr. Burnyeat, 91.

D. attorney, 39.-Mrs. Ewart, 69. At Tom But, in Lamplugh, Mrs. Frances At York, Mr. Etherington, one of the Jackson, 92.

common council, 64 - Mr. Thonias Agar, At Buttermere, Mrs. Pearsor, 94.

one of the conmon councilmen for Waim. Ac Egremont, Mr. John Wood, of the gate Ward, 4.9. King's Arms.

At Halifax, Mrs. Briggs, wife of Mr. James At Penrith, Mr. Joseph Vipond, 74.- Mr. B. clerk of the Property Tax Otce. Mr. R. Stalker, tallow chandler, 77.- Mrs. Monk- Robert Scholes. huuse, wife of Mr. John M.

At Hall, Mrs. Guy, wife of Mr. Join G. At Whitehaven, Mr. Joseph Pearson, 82. 60.-Miss Brown, daughter of the late Mr. - Mrs. Mary France, 67,-Mrs. Robertson, John B. 23.- Mrs. Wheatley, 06 Mrs. wife of Mr. John R. aged 72 years; during Bentley, 62. John Eddie, gent. 76. Mr. all which time she resided in the house in William Carter, 19.-Mr. Richard Feri. which she was born.- Mrs. Mary Jefferson, nando, attorney, 50.-Mr. John Daltry, .. 80.--Mis. Sewell, 30.-Nrs. Eliz. Carlisle, At Riston Grange, Peter Nevill, eiq.711. 61.

At Kaarescorough, Mr. Richard Turcu, At Maryport, Mrs. Margery Neilson, a 86. lady of the most amiable murers, and whose At Leeds, Mrs. IaJwen.-Mr. Williams, lite was adorned with every Christian virtue, formerly an eminent woolstapler -M.lar. 84.

ton, organist of the parish church-Jobs At Workington, Mr. Thomas Banks, S5. Let, .q. --Mr. Jolin Bell, 89-William Garthshore, At Hornington, near Tadcaster, John Ale youngest child of Maitland Falcon, Esq. kinson, esq. 60.

At Kirkland, Kendal, Mr William Scott, At Stilingicel, Mr. George Masterrent, many years in the employ of the low Mills 85. Company, near Kendal, 69.

At Meshm'. maar Rotherham, Jonathan AL 1.7in ton Ilarbour, Mr. James Mor- Walket,'y We of the jasters of the rem? Ilson, 91.

lor loc Wet Rung.

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