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that France would be contented with her threatened them, to rouse their energy acquisitions, and not meditate the inva- and patriotism, and be on their conftant fion of the commercial rights of this guard against the destructive principles of country; but we have had a war of France. Mr. Windham concluded by arms, and were now to expect the war moving an Address to his Majesty, exof the Custom House, as the French actly similar to that moved in the other were directing all their efforts against House by Lord Grenville. our commerce. Having expatiated on Lord' Hawkesbury replied to Mr. the consequences to be apprehended from Windham, generally vindicating miniomitting the renewal of former treaties, Iters, and concluded with moving an he was proceeding to recapitulate the Amendment, thanking his Majesty for conduct of the late war; when he was having laid the Definitive Treaty before called to order by
the House, and assuring his Majesty Mr. Pitt, who observed, that it that the House highly approves of the would not be consonant to parliamentary same, and will afford their zealous sup: usage, to advert to the conduct of the port for its preservation.
Mr. Grenville opposed the Amend. Mr. Windham proceeded, and endea. ment, on the grounds laid down by Mr. voured to prove that the war had been Windham. successful, and that the peace was con- Mr. Dundas disapproved of the cel. cluded upon terms by no means corre- fion of Malta and the Cape of Good fponding with what we were entitled to Hope being restored; but in all other demand. He wished the people of this respects approved of the Peace. Ad. country to be alive to the dangers which journed. MONTHLY OBITUARY, WITH ANECDOTES OF DISTIN
GUISHED PERSONS. DIED,
on the morning of the 17th of the memory of this excellent and to Sept. at his house at Twickenham, reflect with pleasure on his many vir. in the 86th year of his age, fincerely regretted by all who knew him, Richard He was a man of profound and various Owen Cambridge, Esq.--As an author, learning, equally conversant with belles Mr. Cambridge was well known to the lettres and with the abftrufe sciences.public by several much approved writ. Abundant proofs of these acquirements ings, both in prose and verse, and his va. may be found in the Scribleriad, one of the rious and extensive information, his pure best poems that has been since the days of and classical taste, his brilliant yet harm- Pope. It is indeed a poetical continu. Jess wit, his uncommon cheerfulness and ation of the memoirs of Martinus Scri. vivacity were acknowledged during a blerus, which in a spirited vein of poelong series of years, by all who had the try and satire, very happily ricicules the happine's of enjoying his society, which errors and follies of falle taste and false was fought for and highly valued by learning, many of the most distinguished scholars Mr. Cambridge was one of the ableft and statesmen of this country. But his contributors to the periodical paper entalents and his acquirements make the titled the World, as well as to Dodsley's least part of the praise belonging to hirn. Collection of Poems. He was in truth It is chietty for the upright manliness and an excellent scholar, an elegant poet, and independence of his mind, for his mild a judicious critic. All his works are and benevolent disposition, his warm and characterised by taste, humour and de. unvaried affection to his family and licate irony, and we hope they will be friends, his kindness to his dependents, collected for his own honour, and that of and for his firm faith and trust in the the British legislature. Christian religion, which were manifesto He lived at Twickenham when Pope ed through life by the practice of every first went to reside in that neighbourhood, Christian duty, and produced the most ex- and was upon the most intimate footing emplary patience under the various infir- with that celebrated poet, as well as with mities of a tedious decline, that those the most distinguished characters in this who were near witnesses of his amiable- country, ness and worth, will continue to cherilla
Mr. Cambridge poffeffed great powers Aged 74, the Rev. Francis Belt, recof conversation, and abounded in choice tor of South Dalton, in Yorkshire, and anecdotes, which he always conveyed formerly of Sydney college and Peter with peculiar neatness and point. He house. was particularly partial to Cervantes, The Rev. John Newman, vicar of and considered Don Quixote as one of the Mountnesfing, and chaplain of the hamhighest productions of the human mind. let of Brentwood, in Essex. He was also very fond of Goldsmith's On the 25th ult. at Sherborne, in Dor. character of Garrick, in the poem of Re- setshire, Mr. Robert Winter, aged 66 taliation, which he often used to repeat in years. His death was occafioned by the company.
following accident:-He had been a few Mr. Cambridge enjoyed an advantage miles to spend the day with a clerical very rarely poffeffed by the poetical tribe, friend : when returning home in his gig, for he had the elegant sufficiency, which through a village called Leigh, in which Thomson represents as a defideratum in was celebrating an annual feast, some human happiness, and was therefore en person had left in the road a piece of tim. abled to follow the bent of his genius, ber, which occafioned the gig to overand only obey the inspirations of the turn. In the fall Mr. Winter broke his Mufe, when the chose to be propitious. arm, and was otherwise much bruised;
One of his lait literary amusements in consequence of which a fever took was a very pleasant versification of the place, and ended in the fatal catastrophe. biftorian, Gibbon's account of his own Mr. Winter was supposed to weigh not life, with which Mr. Cambridge used to less than three hundred weight; the entertain his friends in company, but corpse, with lead, and two other cof. would not commit to paper. We trust, fins, weighing near twelve hundred. however, that some of those friends will Thomas Baker, who was lately a be able to recollect it, as it was marked very reputable farmer at Fifehead, So. by an uncommon fare of ease, spirit, merset, and tried at Taunton, for reand humour.
ceiving sheep knowing them to be stolen, He has left a respectable family and a and sentenced to be transported for fournumerous train of friends to regret his teen years. He cut his throat on board loss, and to revere his memory.
one of the convict ships in Langiton HarAt Ashbourne, in Derbyshire, the bour, and died almolt immediately. He Rev. Edward Horton, vicar of Snitter- was possessed of property at the time lie field, in Warwickshire, prebendary of was carrying on the nefarious traffick, Litchfield, and chaplain to the Duchess of which he was convicted, to the amount of Cumberland. He was formerly of of 4000l. Queen's college, where he proceeded A tomb to the memory of Miss God. LL.B. in 1755.
dard has this week been raised in St. In the 66th year of his age, the Rev. Peter's church-yard, under the inspecJohn Bell, rector of St. Crux Pavement, tion of some friends in Norwich, to whom and St. Margaret, Walmgate, and cu. her parents committed the melancholy rate of the perpetual curacy of St. Samp. duty. Her professional ability captivat. son, all in York.--Allo master of the ed the admiration of that public to whom grammar school endowed by William she was devoted-her merits yet live in Haughton, Esq. formerly of that city. the recollection of all, and the eulogium
In the 25th year of his age, the Rev. inscribed upon the stone that covers her John Barker, son of the Rev. John Bar- remains, will not be valued more for its ker, minister of St. Mary's, in Hull. elegance as a composition, than for the
At Leicester, the Rev. Wm. Arnald, truth with which it transmits to posteD. D. canon of Windsor, præcentor of rity the talents and the virtues of one Litchfield; formerly fellow and tụtor of who, when alive, attracted a greater St. John's college, and afterwards sub- share of the public favour there, than any preceptor to his Royal Highnels the of the numerous train of her predecelPrince of Wales.
fors. In London, Dr. Benjamin Chamber- " This stone is dedicated to the talents lain, many years Secretary to the Hon. and virtues of Sophia Ann Goddard, and Right Rev. the Bithop of Eiy. who died March 15, 1801, aged 25
years. The former shone with supe- mented clergyman. His conversation un rior luftre and effect in the great school assuming and instructive, was distinguishof morals-the theatre; while the lat. ed by folid and masculine sense, and tho' ter informed the private circle of life often learned, was never pedantic. His with sentiment, taste; and manners, mind was comprehensive, his turn of that itill live in the memory of friend thinking liberal and independent, his confhip and affection.”
ception clear, his reasoning strong, and his In an apoplectic fit, as he was going expression nervous. As a scholar he was to perform divine service, the Rev. Alfred excelled by few, and as a divine by none. Sanderson, M. A. vicar of Cold Afton, In the discharge of his professional duand master of the grammar School at ties he was alliduous and exact : and ilNorthleach, county of Gloucester. He lustrated by an exemplary life the docwas born in 1753, at Currigg, county trines which he taught. His discourses, of Cumberland. His father, a man of through which the unsophisticated spirit learning and virtue, who pofleffed a good of Christianity breathed, were composed estate, gave him a liberal education, and in a manly and perfpicuous style, and instilled into his mind those principles of delivered from the pulpit with that integrity, honor, and piety, which guid. warm eloquence which, flowing from the ed him through life, and formed the lead. native feelings of the heart, makes a ing features of his character. After be- deeper impression on the minds of the ing well grounded in classical literature, hearers, than the cold and formal lanat the grammar school of Carlisle, at that guage of art. What church preferment time taught with great reputation by the he obtained he owed to his personal merit; late Rev. Miles Wennington, M. A. he without any facrifice of his indepenwas entered on the foundation of Queen's dence, or any degradation of the sacred college, Oxford, where he took the de- character he sustained. His erect mind gree of B.A. in 1775, and that of M.A. would have revolted at the thought of in 1778, about which time he entered attaining rank, however exalted, by into orders, In college, the regularity means that are irreconcilable to the prin. of his conduct, and his unremitting and ciples of genuine honour. This juft, fuccessful application to his studies, pro- though imperfect estimate of his characcured him many valuable friends, among ter is drawn up by one who efteemed him whom was the late Dr. Thomas, Bishop for his talents, who honoured him for of Rocheiter.. Few perfons have pafted his virtues, and will continue to respect through life with a more unsullied repu- his memory and regret his death till the tation, or possessed more amiable and ef- last pulle of Life. timable qualities than this very much la
CHURCH PREFERMENTS, GRADUATIONS, &c. From the LONDON GAZETTE, Aug. 3. fent the Rev. John Deedes, clerk, Mafter I 802.
of Arts, to the rectory of East Mersey, Whitehall, Aug. 3. The King has been in the county of Efex, and diocese of pleased to order a conge d'elire to pass the London, void by the death of the Revegreat feal, empowering the dean and rend John Tickell. chapter of the cathedral church of Ro- Aug. 14. The King has been pleased cheiter, to elect a bishop of that fee, the to grant to the Reverend John Ireland, fame being void by the translation of the clerk, M.A. the place and dignity of a Right Reverend Father in God, Samuel, prebendary of the collegiate church of St. late bishop thereof, to the feeof St. Asaph; Peter, Westminster, void by the refignaand his Majesty has also been pleased by tion of Doctor William Vincent. his royal sign manual to recommend to Aug. 24. The King has been pleased the faid dean and chapter, the Reverend to grant to the Reverend Samuel Gouda Thomas Dampier, Doctor in Divinity, enough, clerk, Doctor of Laws, the place to be by them elccted bishop of the said and dignity of Dean of the cathedral fee of Rochester.
church of Rochester, void by the promaThe King has also been pleased to pre- tion of Doctor Thomas Dampier to the fent thc Reverend Edward Dupree, clerk, fee of Rochester. Doctor of Laws, to the deanry of the island of Jerfey, void by the dcath of the The right of presentation to the valuaReverend Francis Le Breton.
ble rectory of Sandford, Rivers, in Etfex, The King has also been pleased to pre
scid by the translation of Dr. Beadon to Sept. 4.] The Rev. Robert Trotman the fee of Bath and Wells is contended Coates, B.D. and Fellow of Corpus for in opposition to the claim of the crown, Christi college, has been presented by by the Earl of Liverpool, as Chancellor that fociety to the rectory of Steeple of the duchy of Lancaster.
Langford, in the county of Wilts, vaOXFORD:
cant by the death of the Rev. Thomas Aug. 7.
TUESDAY last came on Barnard.
the election at Merton The Rev. John Guard, B. D. and Felcollege, when Mr. John Oglander, A. B. low of C.C.C. has been presented by that Mr. Thomas Raymand Barker, and Mr. fociety to the rectory of Pembridge, HeLawrence Pleydell Bouverie, were elect- refordshire, vacant by the death of the ed Fellows of that society.
Rev. John Huilh. À The Rev. W. Keate, of Laverton, has And the Rev. John Browne, A.M.
been presented by the Bithop of Salisbury Fellow of C.C.C. has also been presentto the valuable rectory of Winfrith, near ed by the same fociety to the rectory of Wareham, Dorset.
Helmedon, in the county of NorthampThe Rev. R. Ellis Aitkins, M. A. of ton, vacant by the death of the Rev. John Trinity college, and late curate of Deri Russell. tend Chapel, "Birmingham, is nominated The Rev. Henry Green, jun. A. M. of to the curacy of Hanley, Staffordshire. Feckenham, Worcestershire, is inftitut
Aug. 14.] Abingdon school speeches ed by the Lord Bishop to the vicarage were on Monday last delivered in the fol- of Upton Snodsbury. lowing order, in the presence of the Visi
CAMBRIDGE. tor, tlie Rev. J. Smyth, D. D. maiter of Aug. 26.] The Earl of Jersey has ap. Pembroke college, and a very numerous pointed the Rev. William Money, late of audience.
Christ's college, in this university, vicar Advice to the Female sex, (Hurdis) by of Wiggenhall St. Mary, in Norfolk, one Mr. G. Bedford.
of his lordship's domestic chaplains. On the Peace, (Ferryhough) by Mr. But- The Rev. Mr. Francis has been collat.
ed to the prebend of Yatesbury in SalifExtract from the Deserted Village, (Gold- bury cathedral. Smish} by Mr. Walters.
Sept. 9.] We hear for certainty, that Occupation of a retired Life, (Cowper] the Rev. Dr. Kipling, dean of Peterbo
rough, and deputy Profeffor of Divinity Early Superstition dangerous, (Hurlis) in this university, has resigned his proby Mr. Pigpu.
fefforship on account of his ill state of Ex Cornel. Scipio, milites ad pugnan- health; and that the Rev. Dr. Seal, D.D. dum hortatur, (ex Livio) by Mr. Graf. Fellow of Christ college, fucceeds hiin,
by the appointment of the Lord Bishop The Messiah, (Pope) by Mr. Leigh. of Llandaff. The dying African, (Anon.) by Mr. Bed- Monday fe'nnight, the Rev. S. Clapford.
ham, M. A. vicar of Great Ouseborn, Wolfey on his Fall, (Shakespeare) by Mr. Yorkihire, was instituted by the Lord Parker.
Bishop of Winchester, to the vicarage of Leonidas' Farewell to his Family, (Glo- Christ-church, Hampshire. ver) by Mr. Micklem.
The Lord Bishop of Carlisle has preBuckingham going to Execution, (Shak- fented the rectory of Scaleby to the Rev. Speare) by Mr. Lempriere.
John Fawcett, Á.M. master of the free The Impiety of Scepticism, (Hurdis) by grammar school at Carlisle, and only Mr. Blake.
son of the late Reverend John Fawcett of Without pointing out the merits of Leeds. cach individual speaker, we may candidly
Sept. 16.] The Bishop of Litchfield fay, that the exertions displayed this year, and 'Coventry has collated the Rev. John furpalled the exhibitions of former years; Newling, B. D. Fellow of St. John's coland those who witness youthful cloquence lege, Cambridge, and rector of Ditchwith the liberality of fair criticism, could ingham, in Norfolk, to the prebend of ' not but loudly applaud the spirit, the cor- Wellington, in the cathedral church of rectness, and the animated delivery of Litchfeld, void by the death of the Rev. the pupils of this respectable foundation. Edward Horton, LL. B.
The day was concluded by the feast The Lord Bithop of Worcester hascol. which annually collects the friends of the lated the Rev. Joteph Taylor, A.M1. to mavor and of the school; and, on this the vicarage of Snitterfield, in the county occasion, Mr. Child's hospitality was of Warwick, void by the death of the handsomely greeted by a very numerous and refpcctable company.
Rev. Eduard Horton, LL.B.
by Mr. Knapp.
The Rev. Mr. Cotton, formerly of Je- Norwich, in the cathedral church of that fus college, Cambridge, is instituted to city, on Sunday last, the following genthe vicarage of Claverdon, in the county tlemen were ordained : of Warwick.
DEACONS. On Friday fe'nnight the Rev. George Robert Bacon, Emanuel college, CanColeby was instituted to the rectory of bridge; Edward Bartlett James, A.B. Coleby, in Norfolk, on the presentation Magdalen college, Oxford; James Layof Lord Suffield.
ton, A.B. Corpus Chrifti college, Cam. We learn that the Rev. John Overton, bridge; Richard Buck Matthews, M.A. M. A. of York, will succeed to the rec- Caius college, Cambridge. tories of St. Crux, Pavement, and St.
PRIESTS. Margaret, Walmgáte, void by the death Henry Bryant, M. A. St. John's colof the Rev. John Bell. They are in the lege, Cambridge; Whitfield Curteis, gift of the Lord Chancellor.
B. A. Trinity college, Cambridge; John The Rev. John Robert Deverell, of Meakin, B. A. Magdalen college, CamQueen’s college, is appointed officiating bridge; William T. Smith, B. A. Emachaplain to his grace the Duke of Ancal- nuel college, Cambridge.
The Rev. John Wight Wickes, M.A. The Rev. Robert Gray, M. A. late of domestic chaplain to his Royal Highness Trinity college, rector of Twinsted in the Duke of Cumberland, is presented to Effex, is presented by the Lord Chancel- the rectory of Wardley cum Belton, Rut. lor, to the rectory of Yeldham, other- landshire, in the patronage of the Lord wife Eltham Parva in the same county. Chancellor.
The Rev. John Rawlins, deacon, B.D. The Rev. Martin Hogg, M. A. rector is empowered by difpensation, to hold the of Little Shelford, in this county, is apvicarage of Harmston, together with the pointed domestic chaplain to the Right rectory of Waddington, both in the coun- Hon. Earl Cholmondely. ty and diocese of Lincoln.
The Rev. John Bond, M. A. has been The Rev. James Coulton, of Lynn is instituted by the Lord Bishop of Lincoln, appointed domestic chaplain to the Earl to the rectory of SaltAeetby St. Peter's in of Darlington.
that county, on the presentation of the Sept. 25.) At a public ordination held Rev. Dr. Eveleigh, provost of Oriel colby the Right Rev. the Lord Bithop of lege, Oxford.
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ADDRESS TO CORRESPONDENTS. TE have been favoured by our inuch valued Correspondent INSPECTOR, dious remarks of the British Critic, for August last, will appear in our next, and alfo a Critique on Plalm cx.
To the Reverend Mr. T. Ludlam, our grateful acknowledgements are due, for favouring us with the excellent . Essay on Religious Conversation," written by that eminent mathematician and divine, Mr. William Ludlam, and which cera tainly will be inserted in our next Number. We also beg Mr. Pearson, of Rempstone, to accept our thanks for his kindness on this occasion. His Letter on Baptism, &c. in our next.
Our good friend in the West, who has favoured us with a warm letter on the Blagdon Controversy, will, upon reflection, excuse us for declining its infertion, after the avowal made in our laft Supplement, not to meddle any farther with the fubject. We do not differ with him in opinion, respecting the conduct of some of the principal parties, but “ can a man take fire in his bolom and not be burnt ?” We would rather, on the contrary, bring a bucket of water to extinguish the smoking embers. His earnest recommendation of a certain periodical publication, we are free to confess, has rather surprized us, knowing, as we do, the hereditary orthodoxy, which runs in his veins. A little time, and a little scrutiny will shew, that there is under a specious mask, something concealed, which the Editors themselves are at present anxious should not be observed. The other work he alludes to, we have not seen, confequently can say nothing as to its merits.
Clericus on “ Monumental Infcriptions, &c.” in our next.
The Rev. Mr. Davies, of Olveiton, Gloucestershire, has with much labour prepared a work for the press, which, from the subjects, appears to deserve the attention of the antiquary, philologist, and divine. It is entitled, “ An Essay on the Introduction of the Art of Writing into the West of Europe, more especially into the British Islands: Of the various Devices employed by the primitive Inhabitants of this Country, for the preserving or communicating their Thoughts. On the Celtic Dialects, &c. &c.” The Work is to be published by subscription, at ros, od. and we obferve with pleasure, that the Author's list already amounts to 1689.