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rities, a liberal contributor, and a power: sanction grave measures on questionable
nions and information of others; but where
berality, which, under the name of trifles, * The elevation of Dr. Parsons to the is ready to abandon the most important Prelacy was equally honourable to the outworks of the Churcb and State. To discernment which pointed out bis merit, peace be was ready to make any sacra. and to the choice which acknowledged it. sice but that of principle and the public Conferred without solicitation, it was ac. good; and, wherever his situation gave cepted without the forfeiture of indepen- him influence, it was for this object that dence; por can any other motive be as. he most delighted to exert it. Hence, it signed for the appointment, than a just was his earnest endeavour to heal divisense of his peculiar fitness both to fulfil sions and to extinguish the spirit of party the duties of the Episcopal office, and to
in every society with which he became sustain its digoity.
connected ; and he made his own exam. “By those, whose opportunities of ob- ple eminently conducive to this end by serving him were confined to his public the strict impartiality of his regulations functions and duties, the more soft and and decisions. amiable features of his character were lit- “ When placed where sectaries were tle understood. The commanding vigour numerous and powerful, he neither court, of his colloquial powers was felt by all ed them by concessions, nor disgusted who conversed with him; but the lively them by useless hostility; and his comDarrative, the unstudied wit, the playful duct, however averse to their views, cons and inoffensive gaiety which adorned and 'ciliated their esteem. animated his private conversation, were
Though be had not been long known known only to few; for in the mixed and to his clergy as their Diocesan, they alvaried circle of general society, bis habits ready appreciated bis character, and felt were usually serious, and sometimes re- the value of his paternal counsels and served.
A few years bad taught them lo he could not be unconscious, and a frame blessing, and the prospect of his removal
“ With a strength of intellect, of which regard his residence among them as .. of nerves naturally firm, it is the less sur
as that of an impending misfortune. prising that he should have possessed also
" As a Preacher, his grave, digoified, that admirable presence of mind, which and emphatic delivery, enabled him, on many trying and delicate emergencies, to act with equal prompti- to convince, not to attract applause; and
to compositions of which the purpose was tude, spirit, and propriety:
it is highly reputable to the University of “ As a coadjutor in public business, be Oxford, that its pulpit was never more pe was neither forward to dictate, nor when merously attended than when he was es. consulted, slow to suggest : but, when an pected to fill it. entire question was fairly before him, his « In the House of Peers he was rather
hesitation, and pronounced without fear. On the
a hearer than a speaker. There the due other hand, in collecting, weighing, and to his industry and perseverance in comindefatigable. Never would he consent to bearing of a comparing evidence, he was patient and mittees, his readiness in catching the true
question, and his acuteness PART II.] J.Watt.- Rear-Adm. Fortescue.-Lieut. Cavenagh. 637 in the detection of errors, they who were world, Mr. Watt may be considered as the accustomed to act with him, will bear greatest benefactor. In strength of intel. ample testimony.
lect, in original genius, in sound judgWhere such is the intrinsic weight of ment, and in the application of all these Character, the lustre, which it may de- to the useful sciences and the practical rive from the friendship of other great purposes of life, Mr. Watt (now, alas ! no and good men; is reflected upon them- more), stood eminently alone, and without selves. Honourable, therefore, as it was an equal. His steam-engine, which has to the Bishop of Peterborough, it was not been pronounced
" the most perfect proto him alone honourable that for many duction of physical and mechanical skill years be possessed equally the confidence which the world has yet seen,” would alone of some persons who filled the highest of. immortalise his name. But the vigour of fices wità digoity and credit, and of others his genius was not satisfied with bringing who, with no less dignity, had declined to perfection what he found defective; it them.
took a bolder flight in the wide field of in“ Of such a man it is almost super- vention, and shewed, in a variety of influous to record, that his faith as a Chris. stances, what powerful effects were capatian was sound, rational, and effective; ble of being produced by the most simple that what he taught he believed, and what and easy means, when properly applied. he believed he practised.
Among other amusements of the latter " When the religious opinions of other days of ibis venerable man, was the inven. men, however opposite to his own, ap- tion of a machine for multiplying copies peared to him to be sincere, his dissent
of busts and other pieces of statuary, from them was consistent with respect, and which, though brought to a degree of his disapprobation, with charity. But to perfection, was not deemed by him sufthe Establishment in which he was bred, ficiently near it to be produced to the pub. he was no lukewarm friend. Whether he lic. By his death, it may be truly said, regarded, with a greater share of dread, an England has lost one of its most useful and intolerant superstition, or an intolerant brightest orpaments; and we cannot but fanaticism, may reasonably be doubted ; #regret that a nation's gratitude was not but certain it is, that he could not con- evinced by some mark of distinction, ere template the prevalence of either without he was spatched away to a better world ; serious alarm.
wbich, though it could have added nothing “ So earnest, indeed, was his solicitude to his reputation, would not have sullied to guard and maintain what he considered the purity of that fountain from which all as the best and purest form of Christianity, public honours are held to derive their and so well adapted was the turn of bis source.” mind, either to withstand the force, or to expose the artifices of its assailants, that
LIEUT. CAVENAGH. his decease cannot but be regarded as Oct. 12. At, Trinidad, aged 24, Lieut. having left a void in the ranks of or- Nathaniel Cavenagh, of the Royal Artilthodoxy, not easily to be supplied." lery, eldest son of Nathaniel Cavenagh,
esq. of Bath. This amiable and accom. James Watt, Esq.
plished young man, when preparing to P. 163. The following character of this return to Europe, was seized with a violent eminent man is extracted from the remarks fever, and expired on the third day of his of the Quarterly Review, on M. Dupin's illness, to the great loss of the service he Work on the Marine Establishments of adorned, and the inexpressible sorrow of France and England:
his afficted parents and family. The “Here we are introduced to the celebrat- fairest eulogy of a departed soldier is found ed Jas. Watt, • an old inbabitant and civil in the praises of his companions in arms. engineer belonging to Glasgow.'
• It was The intelligence of Lieut. Cavenagh's upwith a respect,' says M. Dupin, 'mingled timely fate was received in a letter from a with admiration, that I saw this fine old brother officer, whose affectivg words are man, of eighty-three years of age, pre- alike creditable to the writer, and the subserving the vigour of bis mind, as well as ject of his regret." Although in a foreigo his physical strength; he informed me of country, and far from his relations, she did a variety of particulars relative to the pro- not die among strangers to his goodness : gress of English industry, of which, more open, generous, sincere, his excellent heart than any other inventor, he has accelerated attached to him many friends, who knew the advancement. It is to Mr. Walt that well how to appreciate his worth while Englaud, in a great measure, owes the living, and deeply to deplore his loss now immense increase of her wealth within the that he is no more." Devoted to his prolast 6fty years.'
fession, he desired, almost in his last mo“ To every word of this we most cordially ments, that particular attention should be subscribe, and to more. Not to England paid to one of his soldiers, who had just alone, but to all Europe and the western been taken ill. He was jpterred on the
day day following his death, with the military of a dog, in his 22d year, Lieut. Henry honours due to the raok of Captain. Rushworth, of his Majesty's ship Liver.
pool, youngest son of the late Edward MR. JOSEPH Heycock.
Rushworth, esq. of Farringford Hall, Isle Nov..., At Sadington, in the county of of Wight. Leicester, aged 68, Mr. Joseph Heycock, July 15. At. Seroor, near Poonah, in one of that valuable class of society to command of a Cavalry Brigade, Lieut.. whom the Metropolis is indebted for a re. col. Montague Cosby, an officer of distingular and ample supply of cattle in Smith, guished merit, who fell a victim to the field market. Mr. Heycock was possessed melancholy ravages of the cholera raging of much landed property, besides occu.. in that country. He was eldest son of pying, in Sadington and Gumley, a large Lieut.-gen. Sir Henry Cosby, of Barnes. tract of some of the best grazing land in ville Park, Gloucestershire, and during a the fertile county of Leicester ; and it may military career of 34 years active service, literally be said, that “ his hills were white never visited his native country but once, over with sheep,” of a description the most for a period of eighteen months. beautiful and the most productive. He July 22. Near Taulnah, in the East was the descendant of a family long settled Indies, aged 19, Lieut. J. Dilnot Sutton, with great respectability in the county of of the Madras Establishment, eldest son Northampton ; their name was originally of Dr. Sution, of Greenwich. Acot. Mr. H. formerly lived at Key,
At Trincomalee, Robert, se. thorp, in Leicestershire, but bad resided cond son of the late Rev, W. A. Cockey, at Sadington about 20 years., He bas of Ashburton, Devon, a Midshipman on left a widow and two sons.
board the Minden, Sir R. King. He was
drowned by the upsetting of a boat, when Mr. Joseph MEYMOTT.
endeavouring to save the life of another. P. 572. An unusual mark of respect Aug. 8, At Arcot, of the cholera morbus, was paid to the memory of the late Mr. after a few hours' illness, the Lady of MaJoseph Meymott, of the Borough-road, jor Macalister, of the 13th reg. of Light Southwark, whose remains were deposited Dragoons. in the vault under St. George's church.- Aug. 25. At Nagpore, Lieut.-col. Munt, He had been, for several successive years, commanding 6th reg. of Native Cavalry. principal churchwarden of his parish; and Sept. At the Mauritius, Richardby the urbanity of his manners, and sounds Jaques, youngest son of the late Samuel ness of his judgment, so greatly endeared
Brandram, esq. himself to his fellow parishioners, that his Oct. 30.
At Quebec, the Hon. Jenkins unexpected and almost sudden death (af. Williams, one of the Members of the Exeter a very few days illness of a nervous cutive Council, and many years one of the fever) has thrown a gloom over the whole Judges of the Court of King's Bench for neighbourhood where he was so well known that district. and highly esteemed. In addition to a Nov. 25. At St. Petersburg, Count numerous train of relatives, and intimate Tormassow, General of Cavalry, and Go. friends who followed bim to the grave, the vernor of Moscow, parish officers, and upwards of thirty of Dec. 7. In his 18th year, Charles, eld. the principal inhabitants, voluntary joined est son of Chas. Coote, esq. of Bellamont in the procession; which (with the addi. Forest (Cavan), Ireland. tion of the charity children of the parish, Dec. 14. In Upper Grosvenor-street
, to whose schools he was treasurer, and a in her 76th year, Lady Anne Fitzwilliam, liberal benefactor, not only in his life. sister to the present Noble Earl. time, but by his will) had a most solemn Mary, wife of John Wheeler, esq. of and impressive effect; and as a further Manchester mark of public respect for his memory, the Off the Humber, L. Lacy, M. D. aged parish officers postponed the parochial 30 years, late Surgeon of his Majesty's dioner, annually held on the day of the fu. cutter Swan, only son of Capt. Lacy, in neral (St. Thomas's Day). To his imme- the Jamaica trade. diate family and friends, his loss is, irre
Dec. 15. At Gibraltar, Anna Maria parable : he was, at once, the bright Teresa, wife of G. Thos. Maddux, esq. example of every Christian virtue, their Deputy Assistant Commissary General, counsellor, their guide, their own familiar In Judd Place West, New-road, in her friend.
74th year, Elizabeth, widow of William
Woollett, esq. the eminent historical and DEATHS.
landscape engraver. She survived her 1819. AT Poonamalee, in the East In- husband 34 years. (See vol. LV. p. 406.) June 25. dies, in his 49th year, Lieut.
Dec. 16. 'At Fareham, aged 17, CharJ. Hewson, of his Majesty's 80th reg.
lotte, youngest daughter of the late P. July ... At Trincomalee, from the bite Paton, esg. Admiral of the Red.
PART 11.) Obituary; with Anecdotes of remarkable Persons. 639
Wm. Wedd, esq. of Foulmire, Cam- val. She was in her 90th year, and the bridgeshire. He was thrown from his oldest surviving native of Newark. chaise a few days previous, which occa- Dec. 22. Io Charlotte-street, Bedfordsioned his death.
square, Charlotte, widow of the late R. William, son of Capt. Poster, of the Ollebar, esq. of Hinwick House, BedfordHelen, of Hull, and Mate of that vessel. shire.
He went out shooting on the Thursday Suddenly, Mr. Cæsar Peacock, printer preceding, near Marieet; when his gun of “ The York Courant." burst, and part of the breech, near three At Chelsea, Mrs. Jean Stewart, late of inches loug, went in at his eye, and pene- St. Martin's Lane, in her 87th year, and trated nearly to the roof of his mouth, 41st of her widowhood, much respected by where it remained a day or two before it all her friends. could be extracted. Hopes were enter- Dec. 23. The wife of Wm. Porden, tained of his life until the day of his death, esq. of Berners-street. when he fell into convulsions.
At Pentonville, aged 24, Mr. Thos. Wile Dec. 17. Jane Stewart, wife of John lan, of the Colonial Audit Office, youngest Williams, esq. of Kensingtoo Gore, and son of the late Rev. Rob. Willan, of Card. sister of the late Geo. Elliot, esq.
ington, Bedfordshire. Dec. 18. At Major House, Suffolk, At Buckland, Herts, in his 14th year, aged 64, Emily, wife of the Right Hon. Wm. Anthony, only son of the Rev. J. H. Lord Henoiker.She was the last sur- Michell, Rector of Buckland. viving daughter of Rob. Jones, esq. for- In York.place, City-road, Jemima, wife merly of Duffryn, Glamorganshire. of Thomas Yallop, esq.'
Al Above Hill, aged 49, W. H. Robin- At Richmond, Surrey, in her 82d year, son, esq. solicitor, of Lincoln, second son Mrs. Cock. of G. Robiuson, esq. formerly of Han. Iu Canonbury-place, Capt. Ray Tay. thorpe, near Bourn, Lincolnshire.
lor, late of the Hon. East lodia Company's At Chester, at an advanced age, Wm. Bombay Marine. Bowey, esq.
Aged 75, Mr. Matthew Talbot, for upAt Paddington-green, aged 63, James wards of 30 years Secretary of the GeneCrompton, esq.
ral Infirmary, Leeds. His mind was richDec. 19. At Pixton House, East Grin. ly stored with biblical knowledge ; he had stead, Sussex, in his 75th year, S. Jeffries, made several translations of the Holy esq. many years an inhabitant of the pa. Scriptures from the original Hebrew
and rish of Westmorland, island of Jamaica. Greek languages; and was the author of
At Homerton, aged 84, Mrs. Otte. a work of vast labour avd of great utility,
In Wimpole-street, ja his 15th year, entitled “ An Analysis of the Holy Bible,"
Mr. Ralph Dowson, of Warnford.court,
In Lower Connauglit-place, Mr. Heory
In Globe-road, Mile End, in his 55th inarried only four months. year, David Jones, esq.
At Stoke Newiugton, aged 68, Jasper Dec. 20. Wm. Brock, esq. of Hackney. Capper, a member of the Society of
In Palace yard, aged 74, Mr. Heald, Friends. upwards of half a century at Messrs. Aged S1, George Bagster, esq. of St. Drummonds, bankers, Charing Cross. Pancras.
In his 80ch year, W. Partridge, esq. of At Tunbridge Wells, aged 45, Charlotte Monmouth.
Catharine, wife of Capt. Jas. Walker, G.B. John, eldest son of John Disney, esq. of of the Royal Navy, and daughter of the the Hyde, Essex.
late Right Hon. Gen. Sir J. Irvine, K.B. Dec. 21. At Castle Upton, near Bela Harriet Ande, daughter of the late Jas. fast, in her 81st year, Grace Mary, wife Willett, esq. of Brighthelmstone, Sussex. of F. Wbittle, esq.
At bis house in the Commercial-road,
the relict of the lale John Dimsdale, esq. At Paris, Marshal Serrurier.
At Great Ealing, Middlesex, George
At Edgeworth, Gloucestershire, in his Suddenly, the wife of Richard Waring, 63d year, the Rev. Anthony Freston, Rec- esq. of Lewisham. tor of that place.
Dec. 28. . Mr. Wm. Norman, many In the Abbey, Abingdon, aged 35, Sam. years Registrar of Lottery Tickets in the Sellwood, esq. Fellow of Magdalen Col. Stamp Office Department. lege, Oxford."
Aged 72, Alexander Sutherland, esq. Dec. 26. Mr. John Hargrave, of North- an eminent apothecary of Great Queen. umberland-street, King's Messenger. street, Westminster ; and father of Dr.
In Southampton-row, Bloomsbury, John Sutherland of Great George-street.--His Haig, esq.
death was awfully sudden, being found At Worcester, aged 88, Mrs. Lavie, mo- dead in bis bed without the least previous ther of Mr. Lavie, of Frederick’s-place, indisposition. and of Capt. Sir T. Lavie, K.C.B.
At her father's at Harnden, in Kent, In Portugal-street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, aged 16, Margaret, fourth daughter of in his 75th year, wuch respected, Mr. Henry Wise Harvey, esq. His eldest William Clarke, an eminent law-book- daughter, Elizabeth, wife of Capt. George seller, having resided on tbe same spot Hilton, Royal Navy, died aged 26, at
Canterbury, February 25th last, leaving Frances, fourth daughter of Heu. Rich- one infant daughter. mond, esq. Cominissioner of the Customs. Dec. 31. Mr. Henry Widnell, aged In Nottingham-street, aged 62, Wm. 87, many years carpet manufacturer,
No. 12, Holborn. At Hackney, in his 81st year, the Rev. Lately. In Sloane-street, Mrs. Isabella J. Creighton.
Elmsly, relict of Peter Elmsly, esq. the Dec. 27. Aged 16, Francis, second son well-koown and justly-respected booke of Francis William Sanders, esq. of Lin- seller in the Strand, whose death is recoln's Iun.
corded in vol. LXXII. p. 477.
A GENERAL BILL OF ALL THE CHRISTENINGS AND BURIALS,
Males... 12574 ? In all
Females 95575 19,228 Whereof have died, 5 and 10 826 40 and 50 2095 | 80 and 90 666 under 2 years 4779 10 and 20
631 50 and 60 1918 90 and 100 144 Between 2 and 20 and 30 1577 60 and 70 1600 | 100 O 102 0 5 years 1771 30 and 40
1230 101 0 103 1
.502 Abscess .82|Hooping Cough .750 Thrush
118 Apoplexy and Suddenly 173 Hydrophobia........ 2 Worms
.799 Inflammation ......... 1243 CASUALTIES. Bedridden .1inflammation of the Li- Broken Limbs
27 Childbed .229 Insanity... 240 Drowned
97 Consumption 3839 Jaundice ...............
.81 Excessive Drinking ...4 Convulsions.... .3076 Measles
....10 Croup .91 Miscarriage
.3 Found Dead
.2 Mortification........ .399 Fractured Dropsy
..684 Old Age and Debility...1850 Frighteoed...... Dropsy in the Brain ..417 Palsy
.........202 Killed by Falls and seveDropsy in the Chest .143 Venereal
ral other Accidents......65 Dysentery .2 Rheumatism
.10 Killed by Fighting Epilepsy
...1 Eruptive Diseases...... .4 Scrophula
28 Murdered Erysipelas, or St. Antho. Small Pox
712 Poisoned ..8 Sore Throat and Quinsey..19 Scalded Fever..... ............1093 Spasm
.42 Strangled Fever, (Typhus) .57 Stillborn..
673 Suffocated Fistula ..6 Stone....
13 Stoppage in the Stomach 18 Gout ..41 Suddenly .....310
Total 266 * There have been Executed in London and the County of Surrey 28; of which number 10 only have been reported so be Buried within the Bills of Mortality.