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Ever active in the fer vice of his friends, in whofe concerns he at all times took the moft lively intereft, he was continually undervaluing the folid obligations he conferred on them, overrating in the fame proportion the trifling attention received in return. From his general reputation for probity and good fenfe, he was frequently importuned to accept the, offi es of executor and truftee, which an ofl'ging difpofition, added to a defire of being ufeful to fo ciety, in many inftances induced him to undertake; and it is needlefs to obferve that, in the difcharge of thefe confidential and in many refpects very troublefome trufts, he acquitted himself with equal jugment, fpirit, and fidelity. Few perfons could hoaft a more liberal or compaffionate heart, the benevolent effefions of which were not confined within the limits of his immedi.ite kindred, but expanded themselves, in acts of the most feafonable protection and kindnefs, to very diftant branches of his family, and, indeed, to all who in any degree folicited or required his-affiftance. To his domefticks he was most affectionate ly kind; to the tenants upon his estate, moft liberal and indulgent. Those who remember him in the happier fcenes of focial life must long he impreffed with the pleafing, though now mournful, recollection of that energy of fentiment and marked originality of expreffion which gave peculiar intereft and novelty to all he faid, and diffufed a fpirit of chearfulness and vi vacity amongst all who heard him. This minor trait, amid ft fo much fterling worth',, endeared him as a companion to thofe who had the felicity of being reckoned among his friends. But though he no longer perfonally exhibits to us the various excellences of his truly eflimable character, he will long furvive in the memories of thofe whom he valued and efteemed on earth; and while unaffected piety, inflexible integrity, difinterested generofity, and manly grace, are recollected by them, they will never want an example in whom thefe virtues were tempered with every pleafing and attractive quality..
26. At his lodgings in Jermyn-1treet, St. James's, Major Lawrence Parfons, of Pembroke-place, King's County, Ireland, lately one of the Royal Fofileers, and brother to Sir L. Farfons, M. P. for the faid county..
In is 84th year, the Rev. John Peele, vicar of Tilney, and rector of Bawfey, co. Norfolk, and upper minifter of St. Peter's Mancroft, in Norwich.
At his houfe at Greenford, Middlefex, the Rev. John Maule, rector of that parith, formerly fellow of King's college, Cambr. Much lamented, Mrs. Hollier, of Barton park, co Stafford.
In Pancras-lane, Bucklerfbury, aged 66, Wm. Amfinck, merchant.
At his parfonage-houfe in Lewes, aged 82, the Rev. Timothy Brown, rector of Ardingly, and vicar of Weft Hothly, both co. Suttex.
28. At Spofforth, near Leeds, after long and painful illness, George Tripp, efq. late captain in the 25th regiment of foot, and fou of the Rev. Dr. Tripp.
Lieut. Cuthbert Adamfon, of the Royal Navy, an elder brother of the Trinityhoufe, and who, early in life, accompanied Commodore Phipps on his voyage of difcovery towards the North Pole.
This day, as the wife of John Brew, a watchman, in Lemon-ftreet, Whitechapel, was reading the Bible at her fire-fide, a fpark flew out and fet her cloaths on fire: The called to her husband, who is near go years of age and very deaf, for affistance; but before he could give her any, the was fo miferably burnt as to caufe her death, in great agory the next day.
29. At his houfe in Rockingham-row, Newington, Surrey, Jofeph Laver Clark, efq. 43 years a clerk in the Accomptant's office of the Eift India Company.
At his houfe at Chew Magna, co. Wilts, Wm. Abraham, efq. banker, of Bath. At Norwich, Mrs. Fawffett, wife of Wm. Fefq. of Caftle- Rifing, Norfolk.
Mr. Zechariah Bonner, collar-maker, of Market- Deeping, co. Lincoln. He had returned but a few minutes from (pending the evening at a friend's houfe, when he was taken ill, and died before he could be put to bed.
Accidentally drowned in a brook adjoin ing her houfe, aged 53, Mary, wife of Mr. Robert Coulfon, a publican, of Branston, near Lincoln.
At Eaft-Bourne, Suffex, near which the regiment lies in camp, Samuel Jacobs, efq. lieutenant and payinafter in the N. Hants Militia. Few men have paffed through life, varied as his was, with a better character, or gained more cordial efteem, than this gentleman. Having been formerly engaged. in a military life, he was induced, during the laft war, to accept a lieutenant's com miffion in the North Hants Militia, to which was foon added the fituation of pay mafter. Mr. J's experience, abilities, inte grity,and focial qualities, rendered him a va luable acquifition to the regiment, in which he was univerfally refpected. He married a half-fifter of Wm. Cooke, efq. barrifter at law, fo much celebrated for his ufeful and judicious treatife on the bankrupt laws of this kingdom; but has not left any iffie.
29. Jo his 40th year, Mr. George Mor land; of whom a Correfponderit fays, "All that could die of this extraordinary painter, I find, is dead. His works (if we may truft that thofe among them, of a certain 27. At Exeter, Mrs. Hedgeland, wife of defcription, will never more be fuffered to Mr. H. book feller.
infult the public eye) muft doubtless live for ever. Whilft any tafte for natural truth and beautiful fimplicity fhall remain amongst men, the name and talents of Morland will be diftinguished as honourable to the country which formed and produced them. Of his, particular merits in imitative art, it may be obferved that he was the first (or at leaff, among cur countrymen, by far the moft eminent) of thofe who have given the true fpirit and character of our great palladium
as much as it would had it furprised a vicious one more. His choice is always good; for he chufes that in which there is nothing effential to reject. He never gives us too much of a thing. His piece is but a cantlet of Picturefque Nature, neatly cut out, and transferred into a picture frame. The character of Morland, therefore, as a painter, appears to be remarkably equal and confiftent. Gainsborough, fometimes dull, was oftener capricious, and fill oftener carelefs; and the character of Wilfon's landfcape, feldom purely English, was fometimes mixed, and fometimes abfolutely indeterminate; but Morland we are always fare of: his pictures never make a mistake -never infult by falfehood, difguft by affectation, difappoint by error, or teize by mystery. Such was the illustrious English artift, George Morland; whofe moral cha racter was, at the fame time, fo notoriously depraved, that, in the courfe of twenty years that I have been among arts and ar tifts, and anxions as I ever felt to esteem. the poffeffor of fuch fplendid talents, I never heard him mentioned but with fome concomitant fentiment of reluctant difguft. Eccentric as his conduct was, heyond all calculation and all powers of defcription, it did not afford even the melancholy palliation of infanity; for the vigour of his genius, and the foundness of his judgment, never forfock him in a picture; though they fcarcely ever accompanied him in any other employment, action, or fentiment of his life. Capable of the moft regular and profound reflection, on every thing connected with his art, capable even of the cleareft, difinations of moral rectitude, ha never appears to have dedicated a fingle leis fore hour to fober conve: fation; or innocent pleafantry; to any of the endearing intercourfes of domestic or focial life; or to any rational purpofe whatever. He is generally acknowledged to have fpent all the time in which he did not paint in drinking, and in the meanest diffipations, with perfous the most eminent he could felect for ignorance or brutality; and a rabble of carters, hollers, butchers-men,, fmugglers, poachers, and poftillions, were conftantly in his company and frequently in his pay. He was found, at one time, we are told, in a lodging at Somers town, in the following moft extraordinary circumstances; his infant child, that had been dead nearly three weeks, lay in its coffin in one corner of the room; an afs and foal ftood munching barleya ftraw out of the cradle; a fow and pigs were folacing in the recefs of an old cupboard; and himself whistling over a beautiful pic ture that he was finishing at his exfel, with a bottle of gin hung up on one file, and a live moufe, fitting (or if you pleafe kick. ing) for his portrait, on this other ! Wirlt fuch choice fpirits, and in circumstances fo unneceffarily
the British Oak; as well as the form and action of all our most familiar animals, in all their fubtleties and varieties. The ap. plaufe, however, that I would pay him with refpect to thefe particulars, is only expreffed emphatically; for he really does not appear to have undertaken any fubject that he did not treat with equal fuccefs. Among his other rare qualifications, he appears to have been thoroughly and inpartially acquainted with the complexion and bias of his own genius from his very hoy hood; fince, after that period, he is never found out of his element." No fooner had he defcribed the fcrawls and daubings of puerility, than, anticipating his future fuccefs, and confcious of his prefent powers, he retreated in filence to the free walks of Nature; contemplated deeply, reafoned accu rately, and practifed, diligently. A few years brought him back to public notice, a finished painter of English fcenery, nature,, Tentiments, and manners; an artist, who, having fagaciously prefcribed the limits of his purfuits, and effected whatever, in knowledge, or in practice, was effential to the purpofe of filling up thofe limits, had now nothing more to learn. He fhrunk from no difficulty, for his choice of fubject left him no difficulty to encounter, He dif dained nothing that was natural and pic. turefque, confiftently with that decorum which he has inviolably obferved in all his public works. He would never risk truth; but would rather give 20 guineas to have a cat ftolen for him, than prefume to paint one from an uncertain remembrance. He fometimes leaves the truth unfinished, but never violated. He affected none of thofe whimfies that are far ever fetting amateurs by the ears, about warm colouring and cold colouring, and forcible lights and forcible fhadows, and fubordinations, that, to illuftrate one object, or action, would facrifice une tenths of a picture in wafte and fenfelefs obfcurity. He faw none of thefe violent partialities in Nature; and he fcorned to pleafe a depraved imagination by fantastic pretences of furpaffing that which, as it is, no man can equal. His characters affect no graces nor antigraces that do not belong to them. His lights and fhadows are mild, moderate, and diffufive. The whole together refts eafy pon the eye, and pleafes a correct tafte GENT. MAG. November, 1954.
unc ffarily-fo prepofteroufly difgufting -did this perverfe "Son of memoryand heir of fame," without being mad, live and act tellfe of a madman; in one continued round of painting, drinking, and extravagance The only characten likely to bear a parallel with Morland's feems to be that of Adrian Bauwer, a Flemish painter, of great and deferved celebrity, who lived, I think, in the beginning of the fixteenth century. The principal differences feem to be, that the Fleming's fubjects were as generally naufeous, as the Englishman's were decent and pleafing; and that Brauwer was more elaborate, and coloured more richly, though perhaps not with greater truth. The latter, therefore, may poffibly be furer of pleafing the eye, however he affects the tafte, or the understanding. The death of Brauwer, at the age of 28, appears to have been brought on by the fame caufes, of which accident, or a ftronger conftitution, protracted the effects in Morland 12 years longer. Peace to their athes !'-Mr. Morland's wife furvived him only three days, dying, on the 2d of November, in Winchester-row, Paddington. Both were interred in one grave in the burying-ground belonging to St. James's chapel, Tottenham-court-road. They have
left no iffue.
30. At his houfe at Maryland point, in the parish of Weft Ham, Effex, aged 85, Thomas Kilner, efq.
At his houfe in the Precincts of Canterbury, aged 74, fincerely lamented by thofe who knew his worth, W. Gottling, efq. captain of the Invalids in the Royal Artillery. He had been more than 50 years in the fervice, was in the action at Minden, and (among others) had the thanks of the Commander in Chief on that memorable day. Alfo, in May last, at his houfe in the fame place, aged 80, his brother, the Rev. J. Gufling, M. A. rector of Brook and Alkham, and of Milton Chapel, Kent, rector of St.Peter's, and vicar of Holy Crofs Westgate united, Canterbary. He was prefented to Brook by the dean and chapter of Canterbury 1751; to Alkham by the archbishop 1784; and refigned both in 1786; to Milton, 1770, by Mr. Honeywood; to St. Peter's and Holy Crofs 1786. They were fons of the late Rev. William Gottling, a learned antiquary, and author of the "Walk through Canterbury."
31. At Burley, co. Lascafler, much lamented, Mifs Aaron, only daughter of Capt. A. of Newland, near Suaith.
Nov. I. At Lexden, in Effex, aged 73, the Rev.Samuel Sandys, B.C.L. of Queen's college, Oxford, 35 years rector of that parith, to which he was prefented in 1769 by Anne eldest daughter of Thomas Rawf thorn, efq. lord of the maner. He lived beloved by all who knew him, and died moft fincerely regretted by every one of his
acquaintance and parishioners, by whom he was esteemed a valuable parish-prieft and pious Chriftian.
2. At Paris, in confequence of breaking his leg about two months ago, M. Camus, formerly member of the Conftituent Affemb.
In his 86th year, the Rev. Wm. Ramfden, D.D. mafter of the Charter-houfe, London. After a few hours illness, at Stock-houfe, Dorfet, John Berkeley Burland, efq. fon and heir of the late Judge Burland, and one of the reprefentatives in parliament for Tot nes, in Devonshire, colonel of the Exfler Regiment of Somerfet Volunteer Infantry, and in the commiffion of the peace for that county, of which he was an active and very highly-refpected magistrate. He married to his fift wife the daughter and fifter of the Butlers, fucceffively rectors of Ochford Fitz Paine, who died Feb. 2, 1802; and to his fecond, 1804, the relict of Mr. Gordon of Leweft on, filter to the late Sir Skip. ton Nash of Bristol.
A Keynsham, near Prefteign, after a fhort illness, in her 77th year, Sufannah dowager-coun:efs of Oxford, relict of Edward third earl, and daugh, of Wm. Årcher, efq. of Welford, Berks, which county he reprefented till his death, 1739. To the poor the was a liberal benefactress, and her death will long be regretted by every one who knew her. Her ladyfhip was a lineal defcendant of the antient family of the Archers, of Wellford, Berks, and aunt, by marriage, to the prefent Earl of Oxford. By her deceafe about 6000l. per annum devolves to her fitter, Mrs. Blundell, of Bath, and about 2500!. per annum to her late lord's nephew, the prefent earl. Herre mains were interred at Brampton-Bryan. 3. At his houfe in the Vineyard, Bath,
Bintead, efq. many years deputy. judge-advocate of the fleet.
In her 56th year, deeply lamented by all who knew her worth, Mary the wife of Robert Smith, efq. of Bafinghall-street, and daughter of the late James Bogle French, efq. In an age too prone falfely to elimate female character, it is a fource of ho nourable pride to be enabled to point out, in the fubject of this brief memoir, one who, to a confcientious difcharge of every focial and domeftic dnty, added a firm helief in the doctrines of the Chriftian faith, and a practical obfervance of its precepts Her piery to God harmonized with her benevolence to her fellow-creatures; a be nevolence not wafted in empty profeffions, or a round of idle ceremony, but manifefted in kind offices, and in a charitable allowance to the failings of others. In her intercourfe with the world, her conduct was marked with good fenfe, propriety, and a fweetnefs of temper, that rendered her the object of general efteem and love. Unfeduced by the allurements of a diffipated metropolis, the fought peace and happines
where alone a mind like hers could find
4. Mrs. Alexander, relict of the late Jas.
5. At Acton, Middlesex, aged 105, John Thomas, a farrier.
piring in his hed, and no medical relief wat effectnal. He was a man of very extenfive learning. He received his claffical education in the public grammar-school of Newcastle, and his mathematical and philofophical ftudies were directed by his ve nerable father, affifted by Mr. Hutton and Mr. Harrifon; he then became the pupil of Linneus and Bergmen at Upfal, where he graduated. The botanical fyftem of the former of these great men he fuccessfully defended in a pamphlet of confiderable ingenuity. For feveral years before the death of Dr. Black, he was chofen by that celebrated chemift as his affilaut in his public lectures. In the important station which he afterwards filled, he discharged his duty with diligence and credit; and he will he much regretted by his colleagues and the Univerfity at large.
7. At Forty hill, Enfield, of a liver complaint, aged 41, Mrs. Geledneki, wife of Anthony G. efq. and eldelt dánghter of the late Charles Schreiber, efq. of Enfield, Middlefex, and Tewing, Herts.
8. In Dublin, Maynard Chamberlain Walker, efq. barrister at law, and a commifloner of bankrupts.
was unfortunately drowned. Capt. Haby had been married to Mifs Martin, of Reednefs, in the Marthland, near Selby, only three days before,
9. At Brecon, in his 74th year, Charles Prichard, fq. near 50 years an eminent practitioner in physick.
After a long illness, aged 74, Abraham Winterbottom, efq. an eminent attorney in Capt. Huby, going on fhore from his vefThreadneedle-street. At the clofe of a fel lying in the river at Selby, co. York, tolong and irreproachable life, he funk ander gether with Capt. Ellis, employed in the the infirmities of ill nealth and the lofs of fame trade, the latter fell off the plank into his wife, one of the two fifters of Mr. Pau!- the water. Capt. Huby jumped in after sban,fugar-baker, of London, who had herself him, and, owing to his exertions, Capt. lingered under the confinement of long ill-Ellis's life was preferved, but he himself nefs and blindness, and by whom he had no iffue. By this and other privations, left almost alone in the world, he had not the fortitude of mind to prevent him from terminating life by a piftol at his house at Highbury-place, lington. He was fecrefary and folicitor to the Magdalen Charity, and folicitor to the South-fea Company. He died poffeffed of an ample fortune. Mrs. Winterbottom died January 1, 1797; and at the fame time died Mr. Heylin, partner with Mr. W.-He was nephew of Thomas W. akderman of London, who died in his mayoralty, June 4, 1752. mother was fifter to the late Mr. Serjeant Whitaker, whofe fon, the Rev. E.-W. Whitaker, rector of St. Mildred's and All Saints, Canterbury, author of feveral fermons and differtations on Prophecy and the Apocalypfe, and his fitter, were his neared relations.
6. In his 27th year, Mr. John Clay, of Gray's-inn-fquare.
At South Lambeth, John Dollond, efq. the eminent optician in St. Paul's churchyd. At St. Andrew's, in Scotland, John Rotheram, M. D. F. R.S. E. profetfor of natural history in that University. He had difcharged the public duties of his office the preceding day, and spent the evening as uful with his family, apparently in perfect health; but in the morning was found ex
At Ebrington, co. Gloucester, Henry Tonge, efq. of Devonshire-street, Portlandplace, fon of the late Dr. T. of Bristol, and father of Major W. T. of the Tocklington Corps of Volunteers.
At Newcattle, Lieut.-col. Blakeney, late infpecting-officer of the volunteer corps in that district. He was dreadfully wounded in the battle of Bunker's-hill, North America; and had been always confidered an intelligent and brave officer.
Io. At Botol, Mifs Louifa-Anne, fifth furviving daughter of Sir Ed.nund Cradock Hartopp, bart. of Four-Ouks-hall, co. Warwick, one of the reprefentatives in parlia ment for the county of Leicester. Herremains were interred, on the 228, in the f.mily-vault at Afton-Flamville.
At Lymington, Hants, the wife of Lieut.col. Eaton, late of the Life-guards.
Aged 71, Mr. Henry Wix, of Billiterlane, Fenchuren-street, builder.
II. At her fon's houfe in Lanfdownplace, Bath, after long and painful illnes in her 72d year, Mrs. Letitia Cockburn.
12. In confequence of a fall from his horfe, Mr. W. Frankliq, fun of Mr. Edmund F. of Oxgate-houfe farm, between the fourth and fifth, mile-flones on the Edgeware road, Middlefex, and brother of Mr. Richard F. of his Majefty's Mint.
Near the Hot wells, Briftol, aged 84, Dr. Peter Renaudet.
At Shotte brook-houfe, Berks, aged 79, Arthur Vanfittart, efq. one of the verdurers of Windfor foreft.
13. At Fairfield-cottage, near Mount'sbay, co. Cornwall, Mrs. Wallis, of Devonfhire-freet, Portland-place, relict of the Jate Samuel W. efq. a captain and commiffioner of the Royal Navy.
At Cowbit, near Spalding, co. Lincoln, aged 79, Mrs. Elizabeth Baker.
At Lancaster, aged 83, Capt. Richard Walker, formerly in the West-India trade of that town, from which he had retired feveral years with a handfome competency; fince which he has beeu a molt ufeful member of fociety. He was well informed in aftronomy, the mathematicks, and opticks; in which, for his own amufement and public good, he to the laft fpeut his leifure hours. His faience in hip-building was very grear, and has been much attended to by the first and most ingenious builders of that town. He was highly complimented by the late Firit Lord of the Ad miralty in his Northern tour, who feemed much pleafed with his ingenuity. He died at a good age, much refpected by all his neighbours and acquaintance; a man worthy of imitation.
14. In his 92d year, Mr. Wm. Overton, of the Mofs-houfe, near Malpas, C. Salop. He had been married 66 years to Mrs. Q. who is in her 88th year.
After a fevere illness, Sofannah, fifth daughter of John Haynes Harrifon, efq. of Copford-hall, Effex.
fued the raths of Virtue and Honour and Piety. The prefent head of that illuftrious houfe is an example of excellence and dige nified worth. Mr. Bryant proved a most valuable acquifition to that noble family, who well knew how to appreciate his worth, and rewarded him accordingly. The late Duke of Marlborough loved and efteemed him, and Mr. Bryant, as private fecretary, accompanied the Duke till his death in his campaign on the Continent, where his Grace had the command of the British forces. His Grace alfo promoted him to a lucrative appointment in the Ord nance office when he was Mafter-general, Mr. B.'s first work publifhed was his "Obfe: vations and Enquiries relating to various Parts of antient History; containing Differe tations on the Wind Euroclydon, and on the land Mehte; together with an Ac count of Egypt in its moft early State, and
the Shepherd Kings, 1767." (Vol. XLII. p. 219). But his grand work was "A new Syftem,, or an Analyfis of. antient Mythology; wherein an Attempt is made to divelt Tradition of Fable, and to reduce Truth to its original Purity. Vol. I. II. 1774, III. 1776," 4to. (XLIV, 317, 365 XLVII. 466). His reply to the Dutch review of it (XLVIII. 210,625), In this Analyfis is given an history of the Babylonians, Chaldeans, Egyptians, Ca naanites, Helladians, Joniaus, Leleges, Dorians, Pelafgi, &c. Various were his other ufeful labours, the fruits of which have appeared from time to time in the Li terary World. He was engaged deeply and earnestly in the Rowieian controverty, in which he was affitted by communications from his learned and excellent friend, the late Dr. Glynn, of King's college, Cambridge, who may truly be ftyled the De lice of that famous Univerfity. Mr. B's treatifes against Dr. Priestley and Thomas Paine must not be omitted; and, anidft all his other works, we must distingu:h with peculiar regard his treatife on the Chriftian Religion, in the poffeffion of which every family would find its advantage. His "Differtations on Balaam, Samp fon, and Jonah," are extremely curious and admirable; alfo his "Obfervations on famous controverted Paffages in Jofephus and Jußin Martyr." What has more particularly of late engaged the attention of the Literati is his "Differtation on the Trojan War and the Expedition of the Grecians, as defcribed by Homer;" to together with that on a defcription of the Plain of Troy by Monf. Le Chevalier, and upon the vindication of Homer by J. B. S. Morrit, efq. The first volume of the ex pofition of the Duke of Marlborough's fplendid edition of his invaluable collection of Gems was executed in Latun by this learned gentleman, and tranflated io French by the late Dr. Maty. The Latin expofition
In his 63d year, Mr. William Martin, of Sheorne-'ane, Lombard-ftrect.
The Hon. Capt. Faget Byly, of the Royal Navy, fourth brother to the Earl of Uxbridge. He was born in 1753.
At Cypenham, in his 89th year, of a mortification in his leg, occafioned by a razurs against a chair in reaching a buck off the shelf, Jacob Bryant, efq, famous for his extenfive learning, erudition, and profound reftarc! es after Truth. The two Roval Foundations of Eton and King's college, Cambridge, healt, and with great relou, of this great fcho ar and ornament. of his age. He was 6 eated from Eton King's A. D. 1736; and proceeded to the degrees of B. A. in 1740, and M. A. in 1741 He attended his Grace the prefent Dake of Marlborough, and his brother Lord Charles Spencer, to Eron as private tutor, and infilled (as might be expected) the belt of principles into the minds of his nuble pupils, who have both steadily pur