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On Friday last, at Newmarket, Richard himself by his amiable disposition and Woodthorpe, Esq. formerly surgeon in truly elegant and engaging manners. Elliott’s Light Horse, but lately Army On Thursday the with instant, at Surgeon in the land of Jersey; he was Longworth, Berks, in the goth year of a native of Little Oakley, in Eliex. his age, the Rev. James Williams, D.D.

On the 22d ult. aged 72, the Rev. Rector of that parish.- The Living is in Henry Pratt, vicar of Olmington and St. the patronage of the Principal and FelMary Cray, in Kent.

lows of letus College. On Wednesday te’nnight, aged 90, The same day, at Bloxham, in this the Rev. Jchn Towers, of Billingbo- county, Mrs. Mary Shorter, wife of rough, in Lincolnshire, where he had Mr. Shorter, furgcon and apothecary of been the resident vicar upwards of 50 that place, and one of the daughters of years. The living is in the gift of Lord the late Dr. Burford, physician, at BanFortescue.--It is remarkable that there bury. have been only two incumbents of Bil- On the 6th inft. the Rev. Pell Akelingborough within a complete century. hurst, rector of Buckland in Hertford

To the great loss of the philofophical thire, and formerly Fellow of King's and mathemnatical world, we have the re- college; B. A. 1768; M. A. 1771. gret to announce the death, on Saturday He was presented to the rectory, by the se'nnight, of the Rev. Charles Wild Provost and Fellows, in 1784, on the bore, at his private retreat of Broughton- death of the learned Dr. Thomas MorSulney, in the county of Nottingham, of reli. which village he had been the Pastor for On Saturday last, at Windsor, in her more than 30 years; some time previous 87th year, Mrs. Sumner, relict of the to which he kept an academy for young Rev. Dr. John Sumner, formerly Provost gentlemen at Bingham, in that county:- of King's college, and mother of the He particularly excelled in the inıricate present Provost. fcience of the mathematics, and had for On Monday, at Fulborn in this counmany years been editor of the “ Gentle- ty, aged 80, Mr. Thomas Olar, an man's Diary,” and to his productions in opulent farmer of that place. which work, as well as others, he ge- On Tuciday, Mr. John Butly, of nerally concealed his real name, under Great Eversden, in this county, the fictitious signature of “CUMENES." Tuesday fe’nnight, at Trimley, near As a proof of the humbleness of his Ipfwich, Beauchamp Newton Cooper, mind, he would frequently talk of the Esq. late Captain of the Norfolk militia. obscurity of his parentage; -of his hav- Last week, in the 62d year of his age, ing received the fuft rudiments of his after fourteen days fevere probation, Mr. education at the “ blue coat school,” in George Spurgin, late a considerable and Nottingham, and of the many menial opulent farmer at East Walton in Noroffices he went through in his juvenile folk.-But ’tis not opulence alone that days. Besides his many other friends, will fecure to a man either respect here, he has left, to deplore his lofs, a widow, or felicity hereafter. No! 'tis a sound, and an only son, the Rev. Charles Wild- unsullied integrity, an upright, inoffenbore, rector of Tilton, in Leicestershire, five conduct, a heart gloiving with phi. worth about 250l. per ann. the reyerfion lanthropy towards the unfortunate, and of which his father purchased for him ever expanded to their neceflities, that fome time before the death of the late in- are the characteristics of a good man, and cumbent.

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bring himn peace at the last.” On the 2d of September last, at These were in an eininent degree the Stratford upon Avon, Mrs. Payton, good qualities of the deceased, which wife of John Payton, Esq. of the same rendered him beloved and respected in place.

life, and in death, lamented. Last week, at Stanton Harcourt, fin- Nov. 27.] Yesterday se’nnight, the cerely regretted, Mrs. Sirman, many Rev. Christopher Smear, Rector of Froft. years mistress of the Harcourt Arins in enden and Chilsford, and perpetual Cu

rate of Wangford, in Suffolk, and forNov. 20.] On Monday the 9th inft. merly of Caius College; B. A. 1763 ; at Chipping Norton, in the fixteenth vear

M. A. 1767. of his age, Mr. Theophilus Scott Wal- Lately at Wilton, near Hull, Miss ford, the third son of William Walford, L'Oste, eldest daughter of the Rev. ļoEfq. of Banbury, in this county:--A feph L'Oste, late of Louth in Lincolnyoung gentleman most sincerely and de- Thire. fervedly regretted by his friends and ac- On the 23d ult. at Vienna, univer. quaintance, to whom he had endeared sally esteemed and regretted, in the Soth

year

ihat parish.

SOME ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE OF

year of his age, Gen. Jerningham, ne- constantly distinguished him by marks of phew to the late Sir George Jerningham, his particular favour, and at his death Bart. of Costessey, in Norfolk.--He left him a legacy. From industry, comferved upwards of 50 years in the Impe bined with real genius, resulted that rial service, and was Chamberlain to the rapid progress which at once rewards and Empress Maria Theresa, and to the Em- propels the aspiring student; and young perors Joseph, Leopold, and Francis.-- Mr. Arnold, before he had reached He has left two sons.

manhood, rendered himself, by his taste On Monday last, after a lingering illa and science, an ornament to the profefness, which she supported with great re- fion to which the future study of his life signation, Mrs. Robertson, wife of the was to be devoted.--About the year 1760, Rev. A. Robertson, Savilian Professor of Mr. Beard, of vocal celebrity, and at Geometry in this University.

that time one of the managers of Covent

garden Theatre, became acquainted DR. SAMUEL ARNOLD.

with Mr. Arnold, and was so sensible of This gentleman, whose professional his extraordinary merit, as to be glad to celebrity was fo carly acquired, and avail himselt of his talents by introduwhich has been so long and so deservedly cing him to the notice of the public as maintained, received his musical educa- composer to that house. — True genius, tion at the Chapel Royal, St. James's. ' like the eagle, feels its power of fuperior partly under the late Mr. Gates, and flight, and disdains the track of mediopartly under his successor Dr. Nares.- crity! It is, therefore, no wonder that The strong indications he evinced, even Mr. Arnold, after his success with the in infancy, of a genius formed for the Maid of the Milland several other coincultivation of the tuneful science, deter- positions, should feel the impulse to exert mined his parents to yield to the bias of his talents upon an oratorio. The Cure nature, by placing him in fome respect- of Saul, written by the late Rev. Dr. able harmonic feminary. The inviting Brown, offered itself to his contempiaprospect of future patronage, from the tion; and, in the year 1767, he made Iate princesses Amelia and Caroline, was choice of that excellent poem for his first at the same time an additional induce effort in the higher style of musical comment with them to give the fullest scope position. In this attempt he fo happily in their power to that impulse of genius, fucceeded, that it was universally allowwhich, under skilful matters, could not ed to be the greatest production in its but be productive of future honour and kind since the time of the immortal Hanemolument to its portessor; and, at the del. Mr. Arnold, who had never sufexpress desire of those illustrious perfo- fered his private interest to come in comnages, he was, at the usual age of admis- petition with the public good, generously fion, placed in the King's Chapel. His made a prefent of this work to the Socie. ardent perseverance in study daily af- ty instituted for the benefit of decayed forded the most convincing proofs that Musicians and their families; and it music was the science for which nature proved to that society a most valuable achad designed him, and justified the quisition. The fund had greatly funk, choice his parents had made.--Mr. and the receipts of their annual concerts Gates and Dr. Nares were masters of re- were still decreasing. The Cure of spectable abilities, and consequently Saul, however, attracted crowded audiknew how to appreciate and encourage ences, and contributed to the restoration dawning talents. The former of these of that success and prosperity which had gentlemen was, indeed, so partial to his formerly marked the progress of that affiduous and promising pupil, that he highly laudable institution.

[ To be Continued. ]

CHURCH PREFERMENTS, GRADUATIONS, &c.
OXFORD.

Church, were admitted Bachelors of
EDNESDAY last the Arts

Nov. 6.] W Rev.: John Webb

, Calberd, Esq. Doétor in Civil Law, of

Bachelor of Arts, of Wadham College, St. John's College, was elected one of was admitted Master of Arts; Mesirs. Mr. Viner's Fellows in Law. Christopher Devonshire Tuthill Villiers, On Wednesday last came on the elecof St. 'Edmund Hall; Stephen Wood. tion at All Souls College, when Mr. gate, of Trinity College; Wm. Bag- Drake, of Brafenose; Mr. Munday, and hott, and Thomas Davies, of Jesus Col- Mr. Cafamajor, of Ch. Ch.; and Mr. lege; Wm. Brown, of Wadham Col- Hulse, of Merton College; were chosen lege ; and Jonathan Cope, of Christ Fellows of that Society.

The year, viz.

The Rev. John Willis, A. B. was last the Rev. Robert Symonds, and on the week instituted to the Rectory of Sutton- presentation of the Duke of Norfolk, under-Brails, in the diocese of Gloucefter, on the resignation of the Rev. The following subjects are proposed for John Wall, and on the presentation of the Chancellor's Prizes, for the ensuing the Lord Bishop of London, in right of his See:

For Latin Verses-BYZANTIUM. A difpenfation has passed the Great For an English Ejay--COMMON SENSE. Seal to enable the Rev. Henry Ridley, The firit of the above subjects is inD. D. to hold the Rectory of Whipping- tended for those Gentlemen of the Uniham, in the Isle of Wight, together with versity who have not exceeded four years the Rectory of Martyr-Worthy, near from the time of their matriculation; Winchester.

and the other for such as have exceeded Nov. 13.), Tuesday the Rev. William four, but not completed seven years. Newcome, Bachelor of Arts, of Christ The Vice-Chancellor has received a Church, was admitted Master of Arts. donation of Twenty Pounds to be given

Wednesday Sir Thomas Clarges, Bart. to the Author of the best composition in of Christ Church, was admitted Bachelor English Verse on the following subject; of Arts, Grand Compounder.

-PALESTINE. Yesterday the Rev. Henry John Rich- This subject is intended for those gen. man, Student in Civil Law, of Corpus tlerren of the University who have not Christi College, was admitted Bachelor exceeded leven years from their matricuin Civil Law.

lation, The Rev. John James Toogood, Rector of Milftone, Wilts, is instituted to

CAMBRIDGE. the Rectory of Writhlington, in the

THE Rev. Hump. Sum :

ner, D.D. Provost of The Lord Chancellor has been pleased King's College, is chosen Vice-chancelto present the Rev. Alexander Bunn Ha- lor of this University for the year enfyden, Vicar of Wednesbury, in the county ing: of Stafford, to the Rectory of Sadding- Lewis Duval, Efq. M. A. of Trinity ton, in Leicestershire, void on the cellion Hall, is elected a Fellow of that fociety, of the Rev. James Hook.

in the room of Stanhope Pedley, Esq. Nov. 27.7 Tuesday the Hon. William deceased. Herbert, Bachelor of Arts, of rton The Rev. Thomas Talbot, and Mr. College, was admitted Master of Arts. William Wilkins, Bachelors of Arts, of

The Right Hon. the Earl of Eflex has Çaius College, are elected Fellows of been pleated to nominate the Rev. J. that society. Taylor, M. A. to the Chapelry or Per- Nov. 19.] The Rev. John Walker, petual Curacy of Ford, in the county and M. A. Fellow of Trinity Hall, is chosen diocese of Hereford.

Proctor of this University for the reThe Rev. Richard Lacey, A. B. of mainder of the year, in the room of the Queen's College, Cambridge, is insti- Rev. John Warter, deceased. tuted to the valuable Rectory of Dore, in Nov. 27 ] The Rev. James Hugill, of Herefordshire, vacant by the ceflion of Jesus College, was last week admitted to

the degree of Bachelor in Civil Law.

Nov. s.] T.

fame county;

ADDRESS TO CORRESPONDENTS. HAD the letter subscribed Juvenis, come to hand on or about the 12th of the month,

when the corresponent is arranged and sent to prefs, we should certainly have complied with his request. But we assure him, that notwithstanding his information, it was not in time. We remember to have received this paper last year; and it was then omitted, not rejected, for the very fame reason that is given now, for not inserting it.

We acknowledge the receipt of several Sermons to be reviewed by us. We shall peruse them with becoming attention, and speak of them with candour and impartiality.

We thank the correspondent who figns himself “ DEVENISH," for his communication ; but as the "work animadverted upon has long since funk into con. tempt, we think it improper to bring it into notice.

IOTA, and H. H. B. in our next; as-also the Reviews of Dr. Gardiner's Sermons; Dr. Valpy's Sermons for the Humane Society, Mr. Howley's Contecration Sermon; Mr. Vaughan's, at Leicester, &c. &c. &c.

We are authorized to announce that the Letter of the Rev. Mr. Parry, of WOburn, (page 234 in our last for October) will be noticed in our next Number, by the Author of the Letter figned A. page 319, for June last.

THE

ORTHODOX CHURCHMAN's

MAGAZINE AND REVIEW,

For DECEMBER, 1802.

" Though dead the man, no death his works Thall find,
But in the living page inspire mankind;
Celestial truth shall from his alhes rise,
On Jelle's facred branch aspiring to the skies."

TASKER'S Ode to the Memory of Be. WILSON.

THE LIFE OF BISHOP WILSON;

(Continued from page 262) ON the 15th of January, 1697-8, Mr. Wilson, being first created Doctor

of Laws by the Archbishop of Canterbury, was confirmed Bishop of Man, at Bow Church, by Dr. Oxenden, Dean of the Arches, and on the next day he was consecrated at the Savoy Church, by Dr. Sharp, Archbishop of York, assisted by the Bishops of Chester and Norwich. On the 5th of April following, he landed at Derby Haven, in the Ine of Man, and on the 11th was enthroned in the Cathedral of St. Germain's, in Peel Castle: And from the prayer that he composed on the occafion, we may fee with what piety and circumspection he entered upon his new dignity *. When he arrived at his Bithoprick, he found the palace in a most ruinous ftate, having been uninhabited for eight years ; nothing but an ancient tower and chapel remaining entire. He was therefore obliged to rebuild the dwelling-house, and almost all the out-offices from the ground. He stocked the garden with fruit trees, &c. fenced in the demelnes, planted many thousand timber trees, and laid out a farm, which afterwards became valuable to himself and fucceffors. The expences of these buildings and improvements amounted to the sum of fourteen hundred pounds. He says, “It having pleafed God to bring me to the Bithoprick of Man, I find the house in ruins, which obliges me to interrupt my charity to the poor in some measure.” This interruption was, however, of thort duration, and his beneficence ever afterwards increased with his income. About this time the Earl of Derby again offered him the living of Baddesworth, to hold in commendam, probably a: a compensation for the dilapidations on his Bishoprick; but this our conicientious prelate refused as utterly inconfiftent with his

duty, and with the obligation that he had Vol. III. Churchm. Mag. Dec. 1802. Ss

formerly

* Mr. Hewetson's Memorandum book.

formerly made of " never taking two ecclefiaftical preferments with cure of fouls," especially, says he, "when I must neceifarily be absent from one of them; and of which resolution it does not yet repent me that I made it."--On the 16th of July, 1698, he laid the foundation-stone of a new chapel at Castletown, which was built and paid for out of the ecclesiastical revenues. The Lord grant," says the good Bishop, “that it may, when it is finished, continue a house of prayer to all ages." On the 29th of September in the same year, he set sail for England, and landed the day following at Liverpool, whence, after a hort stay, he went to Warrington, where he paid his addresses to Mary, daughter of Thomas Patten, Esq. to whom he was married on the 27th of October, at Winwick Church, by the honourable and Reverend Mr. Finch, the rector. Previous to bis marriage, we find him, as on all important occasions of his life, a petitioner to heaven. We lament the want of room to insert his excellent and fervent prayers which breathe so much of sincere Christian piety. The Bishop itaid in England till the 6th of April, 1699, when taking leave of his friends, he arrived with Mrs. Wilson, the next day, safe, at his diocese.--By this most excellent woman, who was every way the companion of his foul; pious, devout, and charitable as himself, he had four children. Of these, Thomas, born August 24, 1703, became prebendary of Westminster, and Rector of St. Stephen's, Walbrook. The excellence of the Bithop's piety as a parent did not consist in heaping up riches for his children; he considered himself as the steward, not as the proprietor of the revenues of his Bishoprick; and to what use they ought in his opinion to be applied, we learn from the following memorandum: “My Children,

If I do not live to tell you why I have saved no more for you out of my Bishoprick, let this fatisfy you: That the less you have of goods gathered from the Church, the better the rest that I leave you will prosper. Church livings were never designed to make families, or to raise portions out of them, but to maintain our families, to keep up hofpitality, to feed the poor, &c. and one day you will be glad that this was my settled opinion: And God grant I may act accordingly !

And he lived to hear his surviving child thank him for the blessing he bestowed, more valuable than riches; which however, his son enjoyed, for he became poffeffed of his mother's jointure when of age; and went out from Oxford grand compounder, with the degree of D. D. May 10, 1739.

The annual receipts of the Bishoprick did not exceed three hundred pounds in money: Some neceflaries in his house, as 1pices, sugar, wine, books, &c. must be paid for with money; distressed or thip-wrecked mariners, and some other poor objects, required to be relieved with money; but the poor of the island were fed and clothed, and the house in general supplied from his demesnes, by exchange, without money *

The poor who could weave or spin, found the best market at Bishop's Court, where they bartered the produce of their labour for corn. Taylors and thoemakers were kept in the house constantly employed, to make into garments or thoes, that cloth or leather which his corn had purchased; and the aged and infirm were supplied according to their several wants. He took the greatest care to find out the most deferving objects of charity,

* Mr. Hewetson's Memorandum book,

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