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ECCLESIASTICAL PREFERMENTS. The Rev. W.0. Gurney, to the Rectory of Ash. Licenses.—The Hon. and Rev. W. Eden, MA. Of ton Buttrel, in the County of Salop, on the nomi. Christ Church, Oxford, appointed one of the Six nation of the Rr. Hon. the Earl of Darlington. Preachers iu Canterbury Cathedral.-The Rev. F. The Rev. J. Barnes, to the Vicarage of Warton, Barron, MA. of Wadham College, to the Vicarage near Lancaster.-The Rev. F. B. Twisleton, SCL. of St. Mary, Sandwich; Patron, the Hon. and Ve. Fellow of New College, Oxford, appointed one of nerable the Archdeacon of Canterbury.-The Rev. the Domestic Chaplaing of the Bishop of Hereford. F.S. Sadler, SCL. of Balliol College, Oxford, in-The Rev. T. R. Bromfield, MA. Vicar of Nayton, stituted by the Hon. and Right Rev. the Bishop of Warwickshire, to the Prebend of Gar-Major, in Gloucester, to the Rectory of Satton-under-Brails, Litchfield Cathedral, vacant by the death of the Gloucester. Rev. S. Higgins.-The Rev. F. Bedford, MA. Rec OXFORD:--The Annual Welsh Prizes at Jesus tor of Belchford, to the valuable Living of South College have been adjudged as follows: for the Ormsby, with Katesby, Calceby, and Driby, an best Translation of an English Sermon into nered, Lincolnshire.-The Rev. E. Edwards, MA. Welsh, 101. Mr. E. Jones; for the best Welsh of Huntingdon, to the Prebend or Canonry of Reader, 61. Mr. R. W. Ellis; for the second best Leighton Bromswold, in Lincoln Cathedral, ra ditto, 41. Mr. J. James. cant by the death of the Rev. T. Cowper; Patron, CAMBRIDGE -On August 12, it being the So. the Bishop of Lincoln.- The Rev. T. Raund, MA. vereign's Birth-day, the first stone of the New Curate of Chalbury, appointed Surrogate in the Quadrangle of Trinity College, was laid. W. Wil. Archdeacon's Court, Oxford, for granting Marriago kins, Esq. is the architect employed.

BIRTHS.

Lord Sondes, to Eleanor, second daughter of the

Dowager Lady Knatchbull, of Wimpole-street. July 26. At Almington-hall, Cheshire, the lady of

81. At Blunham, Richard Hetley, Esq. of Wilton, John Offey Crewe, Esq. a daughter.

to Caroline Letitia, eldest daughter of John 29. At Holdernesse-house, Park-lane, the Mar

Campbell, Esq. of Donnoon, Scotland, and Blunchioness of Londonderry, a daughter.

ham-house, Bedfordshire, and niece of Wadham 31. At her father's bouse, William Murray, Esq.

Wyndham, Esq. MP. for Salisbury. Bryanstone-square, the lady of Major Sir Henry

- At Otley, Lieut.-Gen. Sir Edward Barnes, KCB Floyd, Bart. a son.

Governor of Ceylon, to Maria, eldest daughter August 4. At Yates-court, Kent, Viscountess Tor

of Walter Fawkes, Esq. of Farnley-hall, in the rington, twins.

county of York. 8. At Langhain-place, the lady of Frederick Webb,

August 1. At Clifton, Matthew Henry Lister, Esq. Esq. a son and heir.

eldest son of Matthew Bancroft Lister, Esq. of 12. At Highbury-park, Mrs. Davidson, a daughter.

Barwell-park, Lincolnshire, to Arabella, fourth 13. In Easton-square, the lady of George Medley,

daughter of J. Cracroft, Esq. of Hackthorn, in Esq. of the East-India House, a son.

the same county. 14. At Rislip, Middlesex, the lady of H. Edgell, - Clement Wallington, Esq. First Lientenant of Esq. a sun.

the 16th Hussars, to Alicia Isabella, only daugh. 15. At Hampstead, the lady of Andrew Spottis

ter of Monck Mason, Esq. woode, Esq. of Bedford-square, a daughter.

2. At St. James's, Michael 'Blood, Esq. MRCS. to 18. In Wimpole-street, the lady of Win. Franks, Esq. a son.

Emily Jane, eldest daughter of William Dance, 19. Iu Portland-place, the lady of Wm. Curtis,

Esq. of Manchester -street, Manchester-square.

4. John Vaughan, Esg. one of his Majesty's Ser. Esq. & daughter.

jeants-at-Law, to the Right Hon. Louisa Ba

roness St. John, relict of the late, and mother IN SCOTLAND

of the present Lord St. Johp, of Bletsoe. At Edinburgh, the lady of Lieut.-Gen. Sir Joha

5. At Walcot.church, Bath, Edward Semple, of Hope, a daughter.

Clare-hall, Cambridge, to Sarah Helen, only

daughter of the late John Deane, Esq. of ParABROAD.

rocks-lodge, Soinersetsbire. At Brussels, the Countess of Ormond and Ossory, 6. At Cossey, Norfolk, by special license, by the a daughter.

Right Rev. the Bishop of Norwich, Thomas At Malta, the lady of Major De Bathe, of the 85th

Alexander Fraser, Esq. of Lovat and Strichen, Light Infantry, a son.

to Charlotte Georgina, eldest daughter of Sir

George Jerningham, Bart, of Cossey-hall. The MARRIAGES.

marriage ceremony had been previously per.

formed according to the rites of the Roman Ca. July 22. At Marylebone-church, James Black. tholic church, at the family chapel. The new

well, eldest son of Wm. Praed, Esq. of Tyring married couple set off for Beaufort-castle, in the bam, Bucks, and Trevethon, Cornwall, to So. Highlands, Mr. Fraser's seat. phia, second daughter of the late, and sister of 7. At Totteridge, Herts, by the Dean of Clonfert, the present. Charles Chaplin, Esq. MP, for the the Hon. Capt. Granville George Waldegrave county of Lincoln.

RN. eldest son of Admiral Lord Radstock, to 29. Ac St. George's, Hanover-square, by the Rev. Esther Caroline, youngest daughter of the late

Moss King, John James King, Esq. eldest John Puget, Esq. of Totteridge. son of J. King, Esq. of Grosvenor place, to the - At Blicking, Norfolk, M. K. Knight, Esg. of Hon. Charlotte Wyndham, youngest daughter Berners'.street, to Marianne, only daughter of of the Earl of Egremont.

James H. Holley, Esg. ot Blicking. - At St. George's, Hanover-square, Lord Vis 12. Ac St. George's, Bloomsbury, Christopher

coant Sidmouth, to the Hon. Mrs. Townshend, Wilson, Esq. of Fenchurch-street, to Mary, danghter of Lord Stowell, and relict of the late youngest daughter of William Thompson, Esq. Thomas Townshend, Esq. of Honington-hall, of Bedford-place, Russell-square. Warwickshire.

- At St. George's. Hanover-square, Frederick 80. At St. George's, Hanover-sqnare, William Alexander, son of Sir William Angustus Cunyng

Gordon Coesvelt, Esq. jun. of Upper Brook. bame, Bart, to Aon, youngest daughter of Ed. street, to Anua Maria, daughter of Henry Bar ward' Earl, Esq. Chairman of the Board of ing, Esq. of Berkeley.square,

Customs for Scotland. 31. Henry Birkbeck, Esq. Banker, of Lynn Regis, - At Marylebone-church, Alexander Grey, Esq.

in the county of Norfolk, to Elizabeth Lucy, to Mrs. Wigselt, relict of the Rev. Attwood Wig. youngest danghter of the late Robert Barclay, sell, of Sanderstead, Surrey. Esq. of Clapham-common, Surrey,

at Chalnes, Worcestershire, Mr. John Mat. - Ai Marylebone-church, by the Hon. And Rev. thew Gutch, Proprietor of Farley's Bristol Jour.

Henry Watson, the Hon. George John Milles, nal, to Mary, eldest daughter of J.P. Larender, of Elmham-ball, Norfolk, second son of the late Esq. Banker, Worcester.

August 12. The Hon. Frederick Calthorpe, to 6. Agod 42, Mr. Meyler, Proprietor of the Bath Lady Charlotte Somerset.

Herald, and a Member of the Common Council 13. At St. Mary's, Lambeth, Sir William Blizard, of that City.

of Devonshire-square, to Miss Blizard, of Brix - In bis 38th year, Fras. Travers, Esq. MD. late of ton.

Newark, Notts. 14. At St. Pancras church, Mr. George Chatfield, - Robt. Woody, Esq. of Tamworth, MD. and FLS. of Burton Crescent, to Miss Barry, only daugha aged 33. ter of the late Richard Barry, Esq. of Palmers The Rev. Edward Baker Lloyd, Minister of the Green,

Wesleyan Connexion, at Halífax; in conse- At St. George's, Hanover-square, George Mon quence of an accident occasioned by the over

tague Williams, eldest son of W. Williams, turning of the Royal Fleece Coach, at Shelly Esq. MP. to Anna Maria, eldest daughter of Sa. Bank. A verdict of manslaughter has been remuel Scott, Esq. MP. of Sandridge-park, Keot; turned against the coachman. and grand daughter of Sir Claude Scott, Bart. of 7. At Bow, aged 69, Fras. Jowers, Esq. many years Lytchet-mipster, Dorsetshire.

a Cominon-Council-Man of the Ward of Crip16. At St. Mary's, Islington, J. Bowyer, Esq. of plegate.

Caldwell-ball, Worcestershire, to Catherine, Lately, at Ramsgate, in bis 18th year, Miles Jas, sister of Colonel Payne, of Exmouth.

Beevor, eldest son of Col. Beevor, of the Royal 18. At Marylebone-church, Wm. Milligen, MD. Artillery.

of Sloane-street, to Elizabeth Sybil, second 8. Frances, wife of James Tilson, Esg. of Foley daughter of the late Colonel Lane, of the Hon. Place. East-India Company's service, and of Lenes. - In bis 84th year, the Rev. Dr. Ledwich, author ville in the county of Dublin.

of the Antiquities of Ireland, 19. At Marylebone-church, Capt. Franklin, RN. - At Epping, the Rev. James Currey, Preacher at

to Eleanor Anne, youngest daughter of the late the Charter House, and Rector of Thirning, W. Porden, Esq. of Berners-street.

Norfolk.
IN IRELAND,

Aged 60, Thos. Giffard, Esq. of Chillington. At Raheny, the Hon. and Rev. George Gore, Dean

9. In Old Burlington Street, after a long indispoof Killala, and Rector of Raheny, to Mrs. Isaac, sition, the most Noble Marquis

Cornwallis. He relict of the late Thomas Bunbury Isaac, Esq.

succeeded his father in 1805. On the 18th, his of Holywood-house in the county of Downe.

remains were removed for interment, in the filAt Bishop's-court, by special licence, the Rt. Hon. mily vault, to Culford-hall, near Bury. The Earl Fitzwilliam, to the Dowager Lady Ponson

title descends to his uncle, tbe Bishop of Lichby. The age of the former is 78, that of the

field and Coventry. latter 70.

- At New-house Place, Chalfoot, St. Giles, ABROAD.

Bucks, the lady of Sir Coddrington Edmund Car

rington. At Bourdeaux, Nathaniel Barton. Esq to Mary

10. In Devonshire-place, Esther, the wife of the Susannah, second daughter of Henry

Scott, Esq.

Rev. Fras. North, Prebendary of Wincbester. his Britannic Majesty's Consulat Bourdeaux. 1. At Brompton, Lieut.-Col. Brookes Lawrence, DEATHS.

late of the 13th Light Dragoons. July 20. At Bronwhylfa, pear St. Asaph, aged 22,

- At Rugby Lodge, Warwicksbire, in her 21st Louisa Ann, wife of Lieut. Col. Browne, KCB.

year, Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Abrahain and daughter of the Rev.Dr.Gray, Prebevdary of 12. At her house, in Regent-street, Lady Wilson,

Caldecott, Esq. Durham and Chichester.

wife of Sir Robt. Wilson, MP. 24. At Crofton-lall, Kent, aged 83, General Mor

16. Ann, wife of Angustine Sayer, Esq. and mogan, formerly of the Coldstreain Guards. At the honse of Lord Beresford, Wimpole

ther of Dr. Sayer, of Howland-street, Fitzroy street, Major-Gen. Sir Denis Pack, KCB. CTS.

Square.

19. At Shefford, Bedfordshire, in bis 57th year, &c. Colonel of the 84th Foot, and Lieut.-Go

Robert Bloomfield, the celebrated poet, author vernor of Plymouth. The Right Hon. John James, Earl of Farnham,

of the Farmer's Boy, May-day of the Muses, &c. one of the Representative Peers for Ireland,

IN SCOTLAND. Governor of the county of Cavan, &c. &c. His After a lingering illness, at Barrogill Castle, near Lordship is succeeded in his title, and the bulk Thurso, in bis 57th year, the Right Hon. James of his estates, by bis cousin, Colonel Barry, re Sinclair, Earl of Caithness, Lord Lieutenant of presentative for that county. He was born in that County, and Post Master General for Scot1760, and succeeded his father in 1800.

Jand. He is succeeded in his titles and estates - At Stanmore, Lady Mary Finch, sister to the • by his eldest son Alexander, who in 1813 marEarl of Aylesford.

ried Frances, the daughter of the late Dean of 26. Aged 71, Mrs. Coffin, relict of the late Walter

Hereford, by whom he has a son, James, Lord Cottin, Esq. and niece of the celebrated Dr. Beniedale, borp 1822. Price.

At Lochwinnoch, Thomas Reid, labourer, the ori. - At Park Hall, near Mansfield, aged 63, Major ginal of Burns's celebrated Tam O'Shanter; he

Gen. Hall, late Lieut. Col. of the 23d, or Royal was born in October, 1745, and had been for Welsb Fusileers.

some time past in the service of Major Hervey, 27. At Melford House, the lady of Major Plunkett, of Castle Semple. of Kinneird, in the County of Roscommon, Ire

IN IRELAND. land, only child of the laté Gen. Gupning. 30. At the White Lodge, Richmond Park, in his

At Londonderry, aged 76, the Right Rev. Charles 37th year, the Hon. Henry Addington, eldest son

O'Donnell, DD. Roman Catholic Bishop of the of Lord Viscount Sidmouth.

Diocese of Derry. During the thirty years that 3). At Hereford Catbedral, the Rev. Mr. Hopkins,

he exercised his prelatical functions, he enCurate of Byford, in that County, wbo expired

joyed the esteem of all parties. during the ceremony of his marriage while

Ai (lasuevin, near Dublin, in ber 18th year, the about to put the ring on his bride's finger. He

Rt. Hon. Viscountess Mountmorris. was 70 years of age.

ABROAD. Angust 1.--Charles Hornyold, Esq. uncle to Thos. At Paris, W. Dickenson, Esq. formerly a Mezzo

Chas. Hornyold, Esq. of Blackmoor Park, Wor tinto Engraver. cestershire.

At Tivoli, by falling into the Cascade, while look- At Dacre Lodge, Middlesex, the Rt. Hon. Lord ing down upon it, Robert, eldest son of Robert

Napier, of Merchistoun, North Britain, Lord Brown, Esq. of Clapham Coinmon, and of the Lieutepant of the County of Selkirk, and one Firm of Robert and Benjamin Brown and Co.

of the sixteen representative Peers of Scotland. Cheapside. 2. In bis 32d year, Mr. Henry Mann, Solicitor, of At Palermo, where he was pursuing bis studies as Princes Street, Bank.

an architect, William, only son of Wm. Harris, - At Winchester, the Hon. Chas. Frederick Pow. Esg. of Norton-street, Fitzroy Square. lett, Lord Bayning.

At Florence, Jobo King, Esq. husband of the 5. At Bath, Lady Palliser. relict of the late, and Countess of Lanesborough.

mother of the present, Sir Hugh Palliser, Bart. At Versailles, in her 191h year, Charlotte, youngest At Stamford Hill, Mrs. Janson, relict of the danghter of Godfrey 'Higgins, Esq. of the late Edward Janson, Esq.

Grunge, near Doncaster, Yorkshire,

THE

LONDON MAGAZINE.

OCTOBER, 1823.

CONTENTS.

The Lion's head.

SCHILLER'S LIFE and WRITINGS.

Part I. His Youth (1759–1784) 381 Verses on the Death of Robert Bloomfield, LETTER OF ELIA to ROBERT the Suffolk Poet. By Bernard Barton.

SOUTHEY, Esquire....

400 &c. &c.

Scripture Poetry.-Ruth. Traits of
the Female Character

413 Notes from the Pocket Book of a

A Fourth LETTER TO THE DRAlate OPIUM EATER. No. II.

MATISTS OF THE DAY...... 417-407 Malthus.....

349

LORI ROLAND CHEYNE, a Tale, On the Knocking at the Gate in

with Ballad, Macbeth

353 My gallant Roland Cheyne.... 418 The Negro's Euthanasia, translated A Sonnet of the Moon. By Charles from the Introductory Stanzas to a

Best.

428 Greek Prize Ode of Mr. Coleridge.. 356 The Fate of Hylas

429 PICTURES at WILTON, STOUR REPORT of Music....

430 HEAD, &C.......

357
THE DRAMA

432 A Chit-chat Letter on Men and other

EARLY FRENCH POETs, with TransThings, from Ned Ward, Jun. a

lations. Fellow in London, to Anthony

François Villon

.... 436 Wood, Jun. a Fellow in Oxford.. 361

Sketch of Foreign Literature.. 439
Sonnet, from the Italian of Gaetana THE PROGRESS of SCIENCE, &c... 443
Passerini

365
VIEW OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

446 THE LUCRECE OF FRANCE ... 365

Literary Intelligence, and List of Books GREEK TRAGIC SCENES. No. II.

published.

.453, 454 SOPHOCLES.

Ecclesiastical Preferments

455 Scene from the Electra .... 373 | Births, Marriages, and Deaths ... 455, 456

..

LONDON :

PRINTED FOR TAYLOR AND HESSEY.

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Our August Obituary announced the untimely death of a Friend, the earliest Contributor to the LONDON MAGAZINE, Octavius Graham Gilchrist: another is now added to the list

Of precious Friends hid in Death's dateless night The following notice appeared in the daily papers :

Died at his apartments in Upper Conway-street, on the 8th of September, Richard Ayton, Esq. aged 37, fourth son of the late W. Ayton, Esq. of Macclesfield.

Who will not feel sorry to hear that the above paragraph records the Death of our R A.? While his description of Johnny Wolgar was delighting every heart, his own was become cold even as that Old Sea Roamer's. Manly sense, and an original tum of thinking, with a sprightly graphic manner of telling his story, and a vigorous, yet unaffected style, were the characteristics of R. A. as a writer. His virtues as a Man are a theme for his friends to muse on, too sacred at present for the language of panegyric. The most natural expression of our opinion on such a subject would be thought too strong, and would be perhaps liable to the imputation of proceeding from an undiscriminating regard. We shall leave therefore to a future time, when his essays will be collected, and published together with some of his letters, the full record of his character: he put so much head and heart into all his writings, that every scrap of them is valuable.

He died of atrophy, which in proportion as it consumed his body seemed to emancipate his noble mind, which was never displayed more fully than towards the last.

The gentle and sensitive Robert Bloomfield, another Friend and Correspondent, though not of the LONDON Magazine, ought not to pass to the grave unnoticed. We are obliged to one of our oldest Contributors for affording us the means of doing justice to his memory, a tribute the more valuable because it is so rare among Brother Poets.

VERSES
ON THE DEATH OP BLOOMFIELD, THE SUPPOLK POET.

BY BERNARD BARTON.
Thou shouldst not to the grave descend The merry HORKEY's passing cup

Unmourn'd, unhonour'd, or unsung: Should pause-when that sad note was Could harp of mine record thy end,

heard ; For thee that rude harp should be The Widow turn HER HOUR-GLASS up, strung,

With tenderest feelings newly stirr'd; And plaintive sounds as ever rung And many a pity-waken'd word, Should all its simple notes employ, And sighs that speak when language fails, Lamenting unto old and young,

Should prove thy simple strains preferr'd The Bard who sang THE FARNER'S To prouder Poet's lofty tales. Bor.

Circling the OLD OAK TABLE round, Could Eastern Anglia boast a lyre

Whose moral worth thy measure owns, Like that which gave thee modest fame, Heroes and heroines yet are found How justly might its every wire

Like ABNER AND THEWIDOWJones; Thy minstrel honours loud proclaim : There GILBERT MELDRUM's sterner

And many a stream of humble name,
And village-green, and common wild In Virtue's cause are bold and free ;

Should witness tears that knew not shame, And e'en the patient suff'rer's moans, By Nature won for Nature's child. In pain, and sorrow

W--plead for thee.

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