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1821.] Sir R. Bligh.-- Rev. Dr. E. Outram.
469 modern biographer, “ have never been By the pure streams of peace thou'lt surpassed in the annals of the British ever live, Navy." -Sir Richard was the eighth And flourish in the Paradise of God.". oldest Admiral on the list, having got Long did the bereaved husband struggle his flag at the main in April 1804; when against the depression incident to this be resigned the command on the Leith overwhelming affliction ;-the powerful Station. He was twice married; but advocate of each laudable institution ;has left only one son, besides several the friend of misery, in whatever form daughters, all married; viz. Capt. George it might appear ;-till impaired health Miller Bligh, R. N. who was severely and spirits gradually contracted the wounded by a musket shot through the sphere of bis public utility, but never breast in the memorable battle of Tra. quenched the glow of philanthropy. falgar, when Lieutenant of the Victory, No one more sensibly regretted this to wbich sbip he was appointed, at the unavoidable retirement from active life desire of Lord Nelson, out of regard to than himself:--a mortification which his father's distinguished conduct in the he had acutely expressed but a short service.
time previous to his awefully sudden dis
solution. After having taken part in Rev. DR. EDMUND OUTRAM. the service of the Church, he felt dissa. The Rev. Edmund Outram, D. D. tisfied with a performance which could (whose death has been briefly recorded not but be correct and impressive, dein p. 184) was of a respectable family ploring the diminution of those energies settled at Alfreton, in Derbyshire ; and which he once possessed ; and praying early distinguished bimself as a scholar to be released from a state of existence, in the University of Cambridge, of which which bis diffidence figured as compara. he became Public Orator. There also tively useless. he formed a congenial matrimonial con- But, in truth, his last acts were fully nexion with a daughter of the learned consistent with the uniform tenour of Dr. Postlethwaite, by whom he bad two his benevolent exertions. From him the sons, who promise to emulate tbe merit most abject sons of misfortune were sure of their father.
to receive comfort and consideration, The different preferments which were Having inadvertently passed one who, rapidly conferred upon him, need not unobtrusively, would have attracted bis be recapitulated. Of these, on account attention, a gentleman who observed the of its more general influence, the Rec. circumstance, well knowing that such tory of St. Philip's in Birmingham may, could not be the Doctor's intention, perhaps, be regarded as the most im. acquainted him that he had neglected to portant.
notice a humble petitioner deserving of Dr. Outram commenced his residence regard: when, striking bis sympathizing in that town-at a period when a benign breast, be exclaimed, “ Lord, be merciful interposition was peculiarly requisite to to me, a sinner!--Pray, Sir, give this heal the festering wounds occasioned by note to the poor man." party spirit and religious animosity. And how was hę engaged when, in a for promoting good-will among man- few bours after, the stroke of death in. kind, few were so well qualified as this stantaneously called bim away from the worthy Divine. He was, indeed, the cares and sorrows of this world ? He Minister of Peace; and Iris un wearied was found pouring the balm of consolaendeavours to cherish conciliation, and tion into the wounded spirit of a poor a more Christian temper, were one con
pensioner. tinued and successful labour of love. Such having been the daily babits of
In himself was strikingly exemplified Dr. Outram, it is not surprizing that his a stedfast adherence to his own prin. decease should be universally lamented, ciples, combined with a due respect for or that his remains should have been those of others.
entombed amidst a vast assemblage of In the midst of this beneficent career, deeply-affected mourners. his feeling mind was but too severely In the days of health it may be truly tried by the loss of his beloved Beatrix; affirmed, that, as in the Church he apwhose virtues he has embalmed in an pealed to the hearts and understandings epitaph, which thus affectingly con- of his auditors with the dignity and per. clydes :
suasive eloquence of an apostle ; so, in “ A tender plant, borne from the fost'ring the varied duties of private life, for hugales
[droop’d, and died. manity, for charity, in the most extend. That breathe on Cam's fair margin, ed sense, and for a bosom overflowing But time will be, sweet plant! a gale with the milk of human kindness, we divine
[bloom, shall rarely find his equal. Shall tbee revive, and then, in vernal Neither the high ecclesiastical offices
(May, which he held, nor the unquestionably world as the beautiful Miss Salusbury. great intellectual attainments which he In 1763 she married Henry Thrale, Esq. possessed, ever, for a moment, super
an eminent brewer in Southwark, and seded an innate humility peculiar to M. P. for that borough.-Tbis excellent bimself : whilst as a Magistrate, his man, in the year following his marriage, highest praise will be a tenderness was introduced, by Mr. Murphy, to the which almost unnerved the steady arm acquaintance of Dr. Samuel Johnson. of Justice.
The intimacy of that celebrated characBut further encomium were unneces. ter with this family daily increased, and sary. Enough has been stated to evince he soon became an almost constant intbat the character of Dr. Outram was mate of their country residence at Streatsuch as to command our admiration, ham. The conduct of Mr. Thrale to respect, and esteem :-such as, even Dr. Johnson, was indeed truly praisefrom the grave, forcibly to exhort us to worthy. His family contributed, for go and do likewise."
W.W. fifteen years, to the prolongation and
comfort of a most valuable life, and THOMAS BATEMAN, M. D.
when the benevolent Master sunk into April 9. At Whitby, Yorkshire, in the grave, the memory of his kindness bis 430
Thomas Bateman, M. D. was acknowledged by the loving object late of Bloomsbury square.—The bealth of his regard, with the confession that of this lamented Physician had long been with him were buried many of his hopes in a declining state, and there had for and pleasures; that the face upon which some time been unhappily little prospect he had looked for the last time, bad of any favourable result. The failure of never been turned upon him but with his bodily powers did not, however, im- respect and benignity; that he obtained pair the vigour of his mind; and his from him many opportunities of amusewonted cheerfulness continued unabated ment, and turned his thoughts to him as to the last, his religious principles sup: to a refuge from misfortunes. Upon porting him under the expectation and the deatb of Mr. Thrale in 1781, his approach of death. In private life he widow finding it (as she asserted) ex. was most exemplary, and in the exer- tremely perplexing and difficult to live cise of his profession upheld its dignity in the same house with the Doctor, took and usefulness by independent feeling, advantage of a lost law-suit to plead inaintegrity of conduct, active benevolence, bility of purse for remaining longer in and extensive learning. Dç. Bateman London or its vicinity, and retired to was indeed highly gifted for administer. Bath, where she knew he would not ing to the sick, being acute and accu- follow her. She continued, however, to rate in his observations of disease, and correspond with Dr. Johnson, till near prompt and judicious in the treatment the tiine (July 1784) of her marriage to of it. His contributions to the medical her second husband, Signior Piozzi, a literature of his country have been no native of Florence, and a music-master less various than important; whilst the of the City of Bath; when a very warm zeal and ability with which, for many expostulation, on the part of tbe Doctor, years, he performed the arduous services against this step, dissolved their friendof the public Dispensary, as well as the ship. Soon after her union with Mr. House of Recovery or Fever Hospital, Piozzi, she travelled with him to the were highly beneficial to those Institu- place of his birth, and they visited several tions, and to the community.
parts of Europe before their return to
England. MRS. Hesther LYNCH Pioz21.
During her residence in Florence, in May 2. At Clifton, aged 82, Mrs. 1785, chance having brought together, Piozzi. This Lady long held a high at that place, a few English of both station in the literary and fashionable sexes, particularly Mr. Merry, Mr. Par. circles, of which she was a distinguisbed suns, and Mr. Greathed, they wrote, ornament. An author herself, and the in association, “ The Florence Miscel. admirer of learned men, her friendship lany," a collection of pieces in prose and with Dr. Johnson were alike honourable verse, of which a few copies have been to both. An independent fortune, a mind printed, but it bas not been published. richly stored, a lively wit, and pleasing Some specimens of this Aighty produce inanners, rendered her a most desirable tion appeared in a newspaper of the friend and companion. Her fine flow of day, called the “ World," as well as in spirits did not forsake her until the last. several of the magazines : the preface She was the daughter of John Salusbury, was written by Mrs. Piozzi, to whom, Esg. of Bodvel, in Caernarvonshire, we believe, tbe conduct of the work had where she was born in 1739. Early in life been committed. Several other fugitive sbe was distinguished in the fashionable poetical pieces by Mrs. Piozzi, as, the
1821.) Mrs.Piozzi.-- Rev.T.M.Lyster..-J.Bonnycastle, Esq. 471 Three Warnings, a tale Imitated from He was a scholar of great reading, very La Fontaine ; a Translation of Boileau's generally attended the examination of Epistle to his Gardener (first printed in the exhibitioners from Bridgnorth FreeMrs. Williams's Miscellanies); and a school, to Christ church; he possessed Prologue to the Royal Suppliants, have very acute discerninent and penetration, reached the public eye. Among these, and his information upon general subthe first is to be particularly distinguish. jects was of a superior kind. He had ed as a very masterly production, and it performed the important duties of a Mawas strongly suspected that Dr. John- gistrate for the above county during the son either wrote it, or assisted in the last 30 years of the reign of our late composition of it; but it has been since most revered Suvereign George III.; asserted, that this Tale was written be- upon whose demise, and the accession fore her acquaintance with Dr. Johnson.
of his present Majesty, this divine reThe first regular exploit of Mrs. Pi. ceded from office, and those duties which ozzi in authorship, was made in the he had previously acquitted bimself with year 1786 ; when she produced her so much ability, integrity, and impar. crown-octavo volume of Anecdotes of tiality, being then far advanced in years, Dr. Johnson. Two years after this, she and the infirmities of age approaching published a Collection of Letters to and fast upon him. Always accessible to from Dr. Johnson, from 1765 to 1784, the complaints of the injured and disin two octavo volumes. Her “ Ànec
tressed, he gave up much of his valuable dutes," as 'coming from the pen of a time to redress. their grievances, by writer who had long shared the society which means the
of justice and friendship of that illustrious charac- triumphed in his hands. The inhabitants ter, were perused at the time with great of the surrounding vicinity of the borough avidity. The late ingenious Joseph Ba- of Bridgnorth, where he so-constantly retti was very severe in his animadver- and faithfully attended in his official sions on this work ; and Dr. Wolcot capacity as a Magistrate, at the regular published a poem, in which he satirized Sessions, as well as upon special occaMr. Boswell and this literary lady under sions, will long lament his final farewell the titles of " Bozzy and Piozzi."
to all public concerns, and venerate his Her other separate works are :
excellent name so long as memory shall “Observations and Reflections made in hold, a seat in this distracted globe.. the Course of a Journey through France, His widow, with an only daughter, and Italy, and Germany," 2 vols. 8vo. 1789; an extensive circle of acquaintance, have “ The Florence Miscellany,'
also to mourn the loss of an affectionate British Synonymy, or an Attempt at husband, a tender parent, and a sincere regulating the Choice of Words in Fami- and valuable friend. liar Conversation,". 2 vols. 8vo. 1794; “Retrospection, or a Review of the most
John BonnyCASTLE, Esq. striking and important Events, Charac
May 15. On Woolwich Common, John ters, Situations, and their Consequences, Bonnycastle, esq. Professor of Mathema. which the last 1800 Years have present tics at the Royal Military Academy, well ed to the View of Mankind," 2 vols. 4to.
known to, and much respected by all the 1801.
Officers of the Royal Artillery, most of
whom had been principally under his tuiRev. T. M. Lyster.
tion, and equally esteemed by the chief April 14. Suddenly, in the 69th year nobility of the three kingdoms, the sons of his age, in the act of retiring to rest,
and grandsons of whom had been entrustat the Rectory.bouse at Oldbury near ed to his care, and derived advantage from Bridgnorth, co. Salop, the Rev. Thomas
his instructions. Moses Lyster, Rector of Neenton, Bil- He was born at Whitchurch in the lingsley, and Oldbury, in that county, county of Buckingham; his parents, though to which latter he was presented by the not in affluent circumstances, were yet crown in 1793. At this favourite spot, enabled to bestow upon their son a rewith the consent of his diocesan, he at a spectable education. At an early age, the very considerable expence added, em- favourable opinion which his friends enbellished, and improved the old lowly tertained of his acquirements, induced habitation of the rectors of Oldbury; him to seek his fortune in London. In which he made a most desirable resie
that great metropolis his growing taste for dence, without laying any part of the Mathematics became strongly fixed from charge upon the future incumbent. He an association with friends of congenial was a younger son of the ancient Shrop- habits and pursuits. Many of those friends sbire family of Lyster, of Rowton Castle, have since attained considerable eminence and of that county, which his father had in various departments of Literature. represented in parliament till his death. Were we to write his Memoirs in detail,
472 John Bonnycastle, Esq.-W. Stevenson, Esq: [May, we should give the names of the eminent will long remain as a testimouy of the refriends above alluded to, with some inte ligious sentiments, benevolence, and great resting anecdotes of their early associa- attainaients of its author. Yet this very tion
but this we shall leave to other book was written by Mr. Bonnycastle, at hands, and pursue our sketch. At the Bath, under circumstances of peculiar deearly age of 19 he married a Miss Rolt, a pression, arisiog from a lady whose liberal and cultivated mind plaint, to which he was very subject, in the gave fair promise of many happy domestic early part of his life. hours ; the hopes he cherished were The success of his former works induced speedily blighted by her untimely death.
him to publish " The Elements of GeoSoon after this event the Earl of Pom- metry," 8vo. ; A Treatise on Plane and fret engaged him as a private tutor to his Spherical Trigonometry,'' 8vo.; an octavo sons (the present Earl, and the Hon. Ge. edition of " The Scholar's Guide to Arithneral Fermor). That he was perfectly metic," and a “Treatise on Algebra," in qualified for the task, every one who had 2 vols. 8vo. The last mentioned work the pleasure of his acquaintance will rea. was dedicated, by permission, to his predily admit, when they recall to their me- sent Majesty. These have also been fremory the almost universal knowledge which quently re-prioted. A translation of he possessed, although he was nearly self- « L'Histoire des Mathematiques," by Bos. taught, not having in his early youth re- sut, was also by him; as well as various ceived the advantages of a classical educa- articles in the early parts of the “ Cyclction. And yet from our intimacy with pædia" by Dr. Rees; and several miscelhim, we can assure our readers that no
laneous papers. one, even amongst those who had received So far we have considered Mr. Bonnyan Voiversity education, could be better castle as a man possessing talents of a acquainted with Homer, Virgil, Horace, varied, universal description, and as an the Grecian tragedians, and the Classics author of elementary works in various in general, than the worthy subject of this branches of Mathematics; but it now rememoir. With the French, Italian, and maios to add a few words respecting his German literature be was intimately ac- private character, from an intimate acquainted. It is true, he could not speak quaintance with him for the last twenty those languages, but he read and knew the years of his life. He was a good husband, best of their authors. In a koowledge of a good father, and a sincere friend. In the English language, no one could sur. company, no man could be more attracpass himn in appreciating the merits of our tive; he was so rich in anecdote upon all best authors in every class of composition. subjects, especially of literature, that his Like bis friend Fuseli, he was a great ad- presence and conversation were productive mirer of Shakspeare, and so strongly was of endless amusement as well as instruc. his immortal lines fixed upon his memory, tion to his auditors. His widow, three that on the mention of a single word in
sons, and a daughter survive him, all of the works of that incomparable poet, he whom, by the most unremitting attention would finish the sentence and give the during his long and tedious illness, proved proper emphasis,
how much he was endeared to them by Mr. Bonnycastle remained about two his domestic virtues. years at Easton, in the county of North- Mr. Bonnycastle was interred at Charlampton; the situation he then filled, he
ton, in a vault, expressly built for bim. left in consequence of being appointed one His funeral obsequies were attended by of the Mathematical Masters at Wool- the Mathematical Masters of the Royal wich, where for more than forty years he Academy, and several Officers of the devoted a considerable portion of his time Royal Artillery. General Ford, the Lieuin dischargiog the duties of his profession; tenant-Governor of the Academy, bestowthe remainder was employed in writing ed a marked tribute of respect to the meelementary works on the most useful mory of the deceased: all the Cadets branches of the Mathematics. How com
were drawn out, in two double lines, bepetent he was, has been demonstrated by fore the door, thus testifying their regard the numerous editions which have been for the excellent man whose funeral pro. printed of those works.
His first was,
cession was to pass before them.
WILLIAM STEVENSON, Eso.
manner in which the subject is of the Norfolk Chronicle.--He was the treated, and its lucid style of composition; eldest son of the late Rev. Seth Ellis Steit has become a general library book, and venson of East Retford, in Nottingham
1821.) W. Stevenson, Esq.-James Symonds, Esq. 473
Mr. Stevenson was a valuable corre-
JAMES Symonds, Esq.
At his ancestorial seat at through his own press a new Edition Great Ormsby, Norfolk, in the 66th of Mr. Bentham's History and Anti- year of his age, James Symonds, esq. quities of Ely Cathedral ; to which he He was the only child of Nathaniel Syadded an Account and Portrait of the monds, esq. of the same place, by Anne, Author,-a few additions from bis “ No- his wife, sole daughter and beiress of titia,'' -and other interesting particu- Thomas Symonds, of Browston Hall, lars. This Republication having been Suffolk, a branch of his own family. favourably received by the public, in- His ancestors for ages had been seated duced its respectable Editor to enlarge at Coleby Saffield (by the sea) and Great his researches, and redouble his exer- Ormsby, and they have matched with tions; the fruits of which he published the best families in their own and other in 1817, in another handsome 4to, vo- counties, as the Theobauldes, Rugges, lume, intituled, “A Supplement to the Calthorpes of Cackthorpes, Saundersons, Second Edition of Mr. Bentham's His. Mundfords, Plumsteds of Plumsted, Betory and Antiquities of the Cathedral dingfelds, Cobbes of Sandringham, Tanand Conventual Church of Ely; com- fields of Oxfordshire, the Baronet family prizing enlarged Accounts of the Monas- of Cotton of Connington), Hunts, and of tery, Lady Chapel, Prior Crawden's Cha- Cotton Hall, Cheshire, see“ Collinson's pel, the Palaces and other buildings con.
Barts. vol. I. p. 138." The great Sir nected with the See, and the Church ; Robert Cotton, founder of the Cotton
-with Lists of the Chancellors, Vicars Library now in the British Museum, was General, Officials, Commissaries, Chief the first.Baronet of this race, Justices of the Isle of Ely, &c. ;-also He left issue by Hannah, his wife, seNotes, architectural, biographical, histo- cond daughter of John Spurgeon, Esq. rical, and explanatory.'
of Great Yarmouth in the same county, In a modest preface to this work, be Hetty, wife of the Rev. John Homfray, trusts, " tbat a patient investigation of B. A. F.A.S. of Great Yarmouth, and of the materials left by Mr. Bentham, and Merton College, Oxford, by whom she a due care in the arrangement of them, has 3 sons and 5 daughters; James Sywould qualify bim to render some little monds, M. A. of Caius College, Camservice to our national topography, espe- bridge, and now of Great Ormsby, who cially to the History of this Catbe, married Janet, sole child of the late dral.” The embellishments to this ele. John Fish, Esq. of Great Yarmouth, by gant volume reflected credit on the whom he has 4 sons and I daughter; artists employed. It embraces two fine Anne who died unmarried in 1799 ; and Plates from drawings by Mr. J. Buckler, Charles Symonds, Esq. now of Runbam F.S.A.; seven Plates from drawings by Hall, in the same county, who by his his son, Mr. J. C. Buckler; and one wife, Miss Price, has two sons and two Plate from a drawing by Mr. F. Mac. daughters. kenzie. Mr. Stevenson was ever happy to be.
EDWARD STONE, Esq. friend indigent merit; and it was through (From a Correspondent.) his patronage that Mrs. Elizabeth March 27. At Wisbich, in the Isle of, Bentley, an extraordinary self-educated Ely, aged 65, Edward Stone, Esq. Of poetess in the City of Norwicb, was first this Gentleman, it is difficult to speak in known to the public. Another selection the words truth and soberness; withfrom her genuine poetical compositions, out uttering what Friendship would wish printed under his superintendance, bas to conceal, and Affection will perbaps be just made its appearance, dedicated by grieved to hear. permission to Lord Wodehouse, and pa- The subject of our present memoir Gent. Mag. May, 1821.