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more extenfively ferviceable. For, though the paftoral duties were the primary and conftant objects of his jefulnest, they by no means circum/cribed the bounds of it. In earlier life, when college-offices occafionally required his attendance, he had proved his zeal for the welfare of the fociety to which he belonged, by a liberal enforce ment of its difcipline, and a judicious arrangement of the complicated, and at that time confused, ftate of its accounts. With the fame affiduity and goodness of intention he afterwards applied himself to every department of parochial business, with which, as rector, it was his province to interfere; and, to do this with the greater effect, he acted as a magiftrate for the county. The farther we trace this interefting character through life, the more clearly fhall we perceive that its diftinguishing trait was the defire to be useful. The various public charities with which he was connected received more benefit, from his vigilance over their management, and his attention to their finances, than from the aggregate fum of his long-continued contributions. The fame inference may be drawn from the many and important trusts in which he was engaged; which were no lefs cheerfully undertaken by him than confcientiously and ably executed; and, with regard to acts of private friendship and benevolence, it may be confidently faid, that there are few, among his numerous acquaintance, but have experienced that, to employ Dr. M. in their fervice, was to oblige him. Hence it has happened that, while his well-known and acknowledged merits failed to procure the smallest profeffional remuneration for himself, never, perhaps, was individual, in his ftation, more fignally inftrumental in obtaining provifion for the deftitute and the deterving. Let not a life like this be haftily depreciated as a dull round of drudgery and confinement; it was, on the contrary, a life of perpetual amufement, of perpetual grati fication. That rule of prudence, " to make a pleasure of bufinefs," which is, in most men, the flow result of habit and felf-denial, appeared in him rather a natural principle of action. Hence arofe that alacrity which he difplayed in conducting public bufinefs, and that even flow of cheerfulness and good humour which prevailed in his colloquial intercourfe. After a-conftant refidence upon his living, and an unremitting application to the duties of it, the increafing infirmities of old age warned him, at length, to retire from bufy life; and, though he felt no fmall relu&ance in quitting the fcene of his activity, and contracting the circle of his beneficence, yet this was foon absorbed in the delicious expectation of ferenely wearing out the short reminder of his days in GENT. MAG. January, 1082.

"the gay confcience of a life well spent," under the triumphant hopes of that religion which he had cultivated and adorned, and amidst the attentions of an amiable family, who ftrove, with pious emulation, to exprefs their fenfe of that debt of gratitude and duty which his uniform affection and indulgence had rendered it impossible for them adequately to difcharge. Thus gradually prepared for the momentons change, furrounded with every object of confolation, undisturbed by agony of mind or body, and expiring, without a groan, in the arms of those whom he best loved, the "good and faithful fervant" was fummoned to "enter into the joy of his Lord.”He married the daughter of Wm. Paggen, efq. of Eltham, merchant of London, by whom he has left two fons, Paggen-William, M. D of St. John's college, Oxford, physician at D›ncaster, and Charles, of the fame college, M. A. and late Saxon profeffor; and two daughters. The Doctor's brother, Witham, died, advanced in years, at Wooton-Rivers, Wilts, to which rectory he had been prefented by Brazenofe College.

At his houfe at Stretham, near Ely, after a fhort illness, the Rev. John Swaine, rector of Stretham, vicar of Little Shelford, and in the commiffion of the peace for the Ife of Ely. He was formerly of Peter-houfe, Cambridge; B. A. 1777, and M. A. 1780. The valuable rectory of Stretham is in the patronage of the Bishop of Ely; and the vicarage of Little Shelford in the gift of Wm. Finch Finch, efq.

Found dead, in a kneeling posture, in his chamber in the Butcher-row, Exeter, one Crifp, a tanner. He came home in the evening in good health, drank half a pint of beer, and went up ftairs. His death appears to have been inftantaneous, probably from a feizure in his brain, as both his hands were found fixed on his head.

Aged 88, Mr. Henry Gee, father of Mr. Robert G. attorney, of Cambridge. At Enderby, aged 77, after a long and painful illness, Mr. Stephen Margetts.

6. At Southwell, after a long and painful illness, which he bore with the greatest fortitude, the Rev. Robert Cane, M. A. formerly fellow of St. John's college, Ca nbridge, rector of Norton, near Gaufborough, and Birnby-m-the-Willows, both co. Lincolo, and one of the vicars-choral of the collegiate church of Southwell. As a husband and father, his lofs will be molt feverely felt; and the cheerfulness of lus conversation, rendered interesting by the fincerity of his attachments, will caufe his friends long to lament the fad event.

At Wadley-houfe, Berks, the Right Hon. William Flower, Vitcount Afhbrooke, Baron of Castle-Darrow, in Ireland. He was born in 1767, and received his education at Eton college, and afterwards at the uni


verfity of Oxford; and, at the age of 13, his Lordfhip fucceeded to the peerage, on the decease of his father, William. Dying unmarried, his titles devolve on his only brother, the Hon. Henry Flower, captain in the 58th regiment of foot, now on duty in Egypt, whence he returned the day previous to us brother's deceafe. The vifcounty of Athbrooke was conferred, 1751, on Henry the fecond Lord Caftle-Durrow, grandfather of the late lord, who was the reprefenta ive of the antient family of Flowey of Oakham, feated, for centuries, in Puland, which county they, at early periods, reprefented in parliament, and of whom was Flower, speaker of the Houfe of Commons 1 Henry VI. the Flowers of Whitwell, &c, The Flowers of CattleDurrow have flourished in Ireland fince the reign of Elizabeth, where that branch was fixed by Sir George Flower, who was knighted for his fervices in the reduction of that kingdom;

Of a paralytic stroke, at his house near Kingfon, aged 83, Sir Thomas Kent.

At Blackheath, Mr. Wm. Gillett, late in the fervice of the Eaft India Company. At Exmouth, Devon, John Hunter, efq. furgeon of the 11th light dragoons.

In the Lower Clof., Norwich, in a very advanced age. Mrs. Ebzabeth Newton, the aunt of the Rev. I. W N, one of the minor carons of that cathedral.

In Henrietta ftreet, Bath, in her 7th year, Lady Wright, wife of Sir James W. bart, of Hoy-houfe, Effex, and only daughter of Sr Wm. Stapleton, bart. of Grayscourt, co. Oxford.

7. At Talentine, near Cockermouth, in his roth year, and after a few days illuefs, William Brown, eq who ferved the office of high theriff of Curtberland in 1795.

At the manfe of Livingston, the Rev. Mr. Thomas Wafhart.

A S. Andrew's, the Rev. Jofeph Pitcare, minuter of Cambre.

At Carberry-houf, Mrs Elizabeth Coult, widow of John Fullerton, eiq. of Carberry.

Aged 67, Mr. | Rukin, many years an eminent carpenter and jxner at Lynn.

At Stoke Newington, in her 14th year, Mifs blz. D. Medina, fecond daughter of S. De M. etg.

John Dulet, efq, of Tottenham-co.-rond. S. Io Banginil-freet, jafly and defervedly lamented, aged 75, Gabriel Leekey, elg who was upwards of 53 years an inhabitant, and for 3 years che of the commn count !, of the war of law. For feveral vers the worthy Depets prefided. as ciran of the Honourable Court of Severs n the City of London, to which fiation be beflo ved much time and attention, it the fame time fupporting wrh firmnels and for it the honour and dignity of the Court. He was a member of the Honourable Court of Lieutenancy; a go

vernor of the royal foundations of Chrift's Hofpital, and of Bridewell and Bethlehem, and alfo of the London Workhoufe; and, for nearly 40 paft, very active in all the public affurs of the City. He was likewife many years chairman of the Affociated Livery of London, a fociety formed in October, 1775, in cpolition to the party which prevailed at that time; and to the fpirited exertions of that fociety in fupport of Mr. Alderman Hopkins at the memorable election for chamberlain, on the refignation of Sir Stephen Janffen, in 1776, Mr. Hopkins owed, in a gre t degree, his faccefs; and from that event the Affociated Livery, for feveral years afterward, took the lead in molt of the e'estions at Guildball. The Deputy was a man of ftrong underftanding, and poffe Ted a clear, found, and intelligent mind; and from his age, knowledge of bufinefs, and being well acquainted with the customs of the city, he generally, on most public occafions, was felected to fill the chair, in which fituation he always preferved order and decorum. He was a good hefband and father; a fincere friend, a cheerful and entertaining compamon, and, for his years, remarkably active, mixing in company until a few weeks before his de th. In his private concerns he was punctual, regular, and attentive to botnefs. No man, in his fphere of life, lived more refpected, or died more defervedly lamented.

At his lodgings in Great Portland-street, aged 73, the Reverend Father Arthur O'Leary. As his name imports, he was a native of Ireland, whence, when young, he embarked for France; ftudied at the college of St. Malo, in Britanny, and at eng.h entered into the Francifcan order of Capactans. He then acted, for fome time, as chaplain to the English prifoners during the feven years war, for which he received a fall penfion from the French Government, which he reined till the French Rezci tion. Ha ing o' tuned permiflion to go to Ireland, he gladly exchanged the fil thy habiliments of a Capuchin frier for decent cloaths and clean linen, and obtained, by the mere buoyancy of talent, the notice and recompence of the Inth Government; and took an early opportunity of thewing the fuperiority of his courage, and gemus, by principally avacking the heterodox doctines of Michael Servetus, revived at that tune by a Dr. Blair, of the city of Cork. Previoudy to this, no Rom. Catholic clergyman prefumed to argue, much less to write, againit à peron of a different reFigion. This etlay gained him friends among the liberal, and was productive of no fmall degree of envy among the priests, all of whom were afraid, and the grea er part of them unable, to act in the fame O'Leary, however, enjoyed his triumph, and after having, in oppofition



to most of his brethren, established, by his very able and eloquent writings, that the Roman Catholicks of Ireland might, confiftently with their religion, fwear that the Pope poffeffed there no temporal authority (which was the only condition on which certain indulgences were granted to them), he became the favourite and friend of almoft the whole of the eminent political and literary characters in that kingdom. He was, about that time, attacked by Dr. Woodward, the then Proteftant Bishop of Cloyne; and his reply, which confounded the Bishop, is a mafter-piece of wit, argumeut, delicate irony, and admirable writing and was not lefs remarkable for the rapidity with which it was written (in lefs than eight hours), than the point of animadverfion which pervaded the whole. His other productions were of a various and mifcellaneous nature; and feveral effafions are fuppofed to have come from his pen which he did not think it neceifary or perhaps prudent to father. He was a man fingularly gifted with natural humour, and poffeffed great acquirements. He wrote on polemical fubjects without acrimony, and on politicks with an unprecedented degree of conciliation. To an Irish bishop, who challenged him to prove the existence of Purgatory, he meekly anfwered, "The queftion is not capable of demonftrative proof. Let the affair remain as it is. Your lordship may go farther and fare worse!" About 18 years fine, when a confiderable number of nocturnal infurgents, of the Romith perfuafion, committed great exceffes in the county of Cork, particularly towards the tithe-proctors of the Proteftant clergy, he rendered himself extremely ufefu', by his various literary addreffes to the deluded people, in bringing them to a proper fenfe of their error and infubordination. This Laudable conduct did not efcape the attention of the Irish Government; and induced them, when he quitted Ireland, to recommend him to men of power in this country. For many years he has been refident in London, as principal of the Ro. man Catholic chapel in Soho-fquare, where he was highly effinated by people of hus religion, and pronounces', two years fince, the funeral oration on Pius VI. before the Duchefs of Devouthire and a great concourfe of the Englifa Nobility. This venerable clergymau mingled true piery with convivial talents, which to many would appear rather inconfiftent. He was always cheerful, gay, fparkling with wit, full of anecdote and merry ftories; and never, in company, fuffered his avocation to operate fqueamishly or churlbly on the hilarity of thofe around him. In te language of his own Church, let us fay, Requte,cat in face! His works are,

Severd Audrefes to the Catholicks of Iela::d.

Remarks on Mr. Wefley's Defence of the Proteftant Affociation; in which controverfy he is thought to have had the advantage.

Defence of his conduct in the affair of the infurrection in Muniter, 1787.

Review of the important Controverfy between Dr. Carrol and the Rev. Meilrs. Wharton and Hopkins.

Fait fermon at St. Patrick's chapel, Soho, March 8, 1797.

A collection of his mifcellaneous tracts, in 1 vol. 8vo.

"A Defence of the Conduct and Wri tings of the Rev. Arthur O'Leary, &c.; written by himself, in anfwer to the ilgrounded Infinuations of the Right Rev. Dr. Woodward, Bishop of Cloyne, 1788," 8vo. The Bihor, in his controverfy with Mr. O'Leary, acknowledges that he repréfents mitters frongly and eloquently; and that, Shalfpeare like, he is all acquainted with the avenues to the buman beart; and Mr. Wesley calls him an arch and lively


Histyle was voluble, bold, and figurative; but deficient in grace, manliness, perfpicuity, and fometimes grammar; but he was diftinguished as a friend to freedom, libe. rality, and toleration; and was highly complimented on this account by Meilis. Grattan, Flood, and other members of the Irith parliament, in their public fpeeches.

On the evening of the 13th the remains of this amiable and much-regretted clergyman were removed to St. Patrick's chapel, Solo, a place founded by his zeal, and confecrated by his talents and virtues. Next morning the chapel was hung with black; and on the pall, fpread over the cotio, were feen the emblems of the Ro nan Catholic faith, with the cap and other infigma of the religious order to which the dece fad had belonged. High mifs was celebrated by the chaplains with becoming toTemuiry; and the Grind Dre was performed in the mot tublime flyle of facred mufick by Mr. Webb, who prefided at the man, accompanied by an orcheltry filled with the first vocal performers of the Cathe perfuafion in London; among whom were particularly noticed Mr. Kelly, Mr. Dignum, Mr. Danby, and Mr. Vins. But, however impreftive the funeral - fe: vice was, and though every heart frongly vibrated to the plaintive rotes, yet the triumph of eloquence caine lait, and forced from every eye the guthing teftimony of real forrow: the Rev. Mi. D'Arcy, from Dublin, a'cended the pulpit, and delivered homfelf in a strain of truly pathetic oratory, of which we cannot fpeak in terms of warmer praile thin by faying that it was wort by of the very revered character which he trove to pourtray. He enlarged on the memorable events of a life devoted to the caule of Religion and Hamanity, to


national fervices and private beneficence. It would be injuring such a master-piece of compofition to enter into details from memory, or defcribe it otherwife than by its effects. The strong emotions of the fpeaker were felt by the whole audience; he alternately melted them into tears for the dead, and' elevated their fouls to hea ven. The reporter of this affecting scene will not relate, in the ufual language of funereal but empty panegyrick, how many mourning-coaches attended the corpfe to the grave; he can fay, with the fullest conviction of its truth, that a congregation of nearly 2000 real mourners concurred in this tribute of regret for the lofs of fo great and fo good a man. He is gone to receive the reward of his admirable exertions; and may the bright example of his virtues direct and animate others in the fame career! It is impoffible to give a lift of the Roman Catholic clergy who attended on this occafion; but it would be an unpardonable omiffion to leave out the names of the Bishops Douglas and Huffey, and of the Rev. Mr. Gaffey, the Rev. Mr. D'Arcy, the Rev. Mr. Lee, the Rev. Mr. Coghan, and the Rev. Mr. Devereux, who were among the chief mourners. We muft alfo add the names of Col. O'Kelly, Dr. Kennedy, Mellrs. Keatin, Mr. D. O'Connor, Mr. Harley, and Mr. D. O'Leary, who took a diftinguished part in the proceffion to St. Pancras, where the body was interred. He had lately been in France for the recovery of his health, and returned only two days previous to his death.

Aged 81, Mr. Tilbury, linen-draper, corner of Albemarle-treet.

At Woolwich, in his 89th year, John Cockburn, efq. 67 years in the fervice of Government. He was paymafter-general of his Majefty's forces at the battle of Dettingen, and upwards of 50 years ftorekeeper of the ordnance at Woolwich.

At Paddington, John Colborn, efq. first clerk of the Army Pay-office, Whitehall.

At Walworth, Mr. John Cruikshanks, merchant and ftock-broker, Birchin-lane.

At Heckfield, Hants, the daughter of Sir John Harrington, bart.

At Stourbridge, aged 90, Mr. Iddins, formerly an eminent timber-merchant, Mr. E. Cox, auctioneer, of Northampton. Aged 89, Mrs. Elizabeth Rudkin, widow, of Uffington, near Stamford.

The body of Henry Bailey, labourer, aged 73, was taken out of the river Mole, near Cobham mill, Surrey, drowned. After the coroner's inqueft, his remains were buried in Cobham churchyard.

10. At Cobham-hall, Kent, of a fever, the Hon. Lady Catharine Bligh, eldest dau. of John Earl of Darnley. The loss of a molt amiable and accomplished child, poffelling, with the fportive tenderness of years, many pleafing qualities and talents in a state of unufual maturity, can only be appreciated by her afflicted parents, whe have so many reafons to lament it.

The wife of Mr. Brathwaite, hofier, of Nottingham.

In his 3ft year, Mr. Robert Verden, attorney, of Long Sutton, co. Lincoln.

At her mother's houfe in Percy-street, Mifs Elizabeth Rofe, youngest daughter of the late Dr. Wm. R. of Chifwick.

Mrs. Beaumont, wife of Mr. B. apothecary, Villiers-ftreet, York-buildings.

At his houfe in Mark-lane, aged 61, John Shoolbred, efq.

The fon of Mr. Smith, proprietor of a filk-manufactory at Homerton, unfortunately perifhed while fkaiting. He was only 7 years of age.-When we confider how little caution the repeated accidents by cloaths catching fire and incautions fkaiting infpire the upper ranks with, we do not wonder the lower continue to be duped by ring-droppers, &c. &c. ; or that the numerous fatal accidents of every kind do not make parents and others more guarded against such dangerous amusement,

11. At Knightsbridge, Mr. John March, the celebrated dentist. He was born in Sweden, of humble parents. It is probable that his addrefs and courage obtained for him the commiflion which he held many years in the French army, during which fervice he was wounded in his foot. He afterwards went through a regular course of anatomical and chirurgical studies; and, having chosen for himself that branch of furgery to which be ever afterwards devo

At Saffron Walden, aged 78, Mr. John Parker, land-steward to several gentlemen. Aged 95, Mr. Harper, of Thorp-Wilted his life, he went first to Ireland, and loughby, near Selby.

At Afhborne, Robert Longden, efq. in the commiffion of the peace for the county of Derby.

9. At Greenwich, Kent, aged 77, Thomis Dunnage, efq.

At Tunbridge, in her 23d year, Mifs Learmouth, eldest daughter of Alexander L. efq. of Parliament-street.

At Croydon, Surrey, aged 42, Mrs. Ch. rlotte Matthews, relict of Wm. M. eq. of Green Lettuce-lane, Cannon-ftreet.

At Beverly, Mr. Edward Hobson, of the Dug and Duck inn there,

thence to England, in both which countries he established an unrivaled and unprecedented reputation. Some of the most eminent profesional men, among whom were Mr. Sharp, the late Mr. Pott, and John Hunter, bore repeated teftimony to his accomplished kill. Of its importance he was fully aware, and is faid to have occafionally received from the nobility, on whom he placed his chief reliance, greater payments than were ever before made to any one in his line of practice. To all thofe whole circumftauces would other


wife have precluded them from his affiftance, and particularly to artists and profeffional men, of whatever kind, his house, heart, and hand, were at all times open, and his abilities always gratuitously at their command. He poffeffed a capacity of extraordinary comprehenfion, and a temper of equal firmnefs. He had, by mature study, imbibed the principles of the most celebrated philfophers of paft ages, and he incorporated them with his opinions and his life. His manners were polite, but, like his afpect, commanding; and his difcourfe was that of a Spartan. He carried to an extreme of rigour his estimate of vice and virtue. He neither forgot an injury or a benefit; the latter he repaid by unbounded exertions of liberal friendship, which no length of time could abate or diminifh; the former he punished by ceafing from all communication with the perfon from whom it arofe. In reading the characters of men, Pufillanimity met his contempt, Fraud his abhorrence, Talents his protection, and Virtue alone, in whatever ftation, his refpect.

By a fall from his horfe, within a quarter of a mile from his own houfe, the Rev. Mr. Rydge, fon of the late Mr. R. of Kingfton, near Portsmouth.

Aged 87, the relict of John Fremantle, elq. formerly fecretary of the customs.

At Haflings, the relict of Thomas Blinhall, efq. of Clarendon, Jamaica.

At Edinburgh, in an advanced age, Mr. Anthony Woodhead, præfes of the fociety of Solicitors at Law in that city.

At Duddington-house, David Dundas,efq. At Fulftow, near Louth, aged 31, Mr. Wm. Ludlham, a refpectable faimer, &c.

At Ripley, Surrey, in his 58th year, Mr. William Rocket.

Mr. Northman, a young gentleman of Bond-ftreet, while skaiting on the Serpentine river, about 6 this evening, unfortunately advanced on a part of the ice which was yielding to the thaw, when both he. and his companion fell in. The latter extricated himself with fome difficulty; but Mr. N. funk, and perished under the ice. His body could not be found till dragged for, and, as foon as brought to land, was immediately placed in a warm bath, where every mode ufed in fimilar cafes by the Royal Humane Society was adopted by Mr. Doratt, a very skilful and intelligent gentleman, but, we are forry to say, in vain.

12. In Ruffell-place, the third fon of Wyndham Knatchbull, efq.

The wife of Mr. Morris, of Northumberland-Areet, Strand.

Aged 57, Wm. Baugh, ground bailiff to Sir George Beaumont's colliery at Coleor. ton; a man much respected and greatly regretted by the workmen.

In Great George-ftreet, Bath, the widow of W. Lewis, efq. of Alderley, co. Glouc. In Southwark, in his 42d year, Mr. J. Neawood, an eminent furgeon.

After a long and painful illness, Mrs. J. G. Weft, of Albion-ftr. Black friers-road.

At Kirkhill, in the 50th year of his age, and 29th of his miniftry, Dr. Alexander Frazer, minifter of that parish.

14. At Colchester, aged 61, Mrs. Round, wife of John R. efq. of that place. Thofe who were favoured with her friendship will moft cheerfully bear teftimony to the urbanity of her manners; and the numerous poor, who have so frequently experienced her bounty, to the benevolence and generofity of her difpofition.

At Ipfwich, in his 68th year, Lieut. Jn. Barker, of the E. Suffolk militia, in which he had borne a commiffion more than 20 years.

Aged 69, Mr. Alderman Rayment, who ferved the office of mayor of Stamford, co. Lincoln, in 1784.

Aged 80, Mr. Thomas Hawkins, a refpectable grazier, of Burton-Lazars, co. Leicester. He was taken fuddenly ill in the evening, and died before midnight.

15. In the prime of life, Major Henry Vaughan Lane, formerly of the 84h foot, and late of Cork, in Ireland. After dancing fome time at the ball at Gloucefterhoufe, Hotwells, on the 12th inftant, he complained to his partner that he was fatigued, and fat down; when he was immediately seized with a paralytic stroke, and conveyed to his lodgings, 'where every medical affiftance was rendered without effect, and he expired this morning.

At Bath, after a lingering ilinefs, Tho. Caldecot, efq. of Holton-lodge, Wragby.

At Col. M'Kenzie's house, in Queenstreet, Edinburgh, Mrs. M'Kenzie, wife of Col. Alex. M. commander of the 78th foot, and fifler to Lord Seaforth.

At Bath, in her 32d year, Lady Charlotte Nares, wife of the Rev. Edward N. rector of Biddenden, in Kent (to whom the was married at Henley March 16, 1797), and third daught. of the Duke of Marlborough.

16. Aged 85, Mrs. Oakley, of Exeterrow, Birmingham, aunt to Sir Charles O. of Shrewfoury.

In his 75th year, Mr. John Walford, of Garlick-hill, apothecary, and 22 years a member of the Court of Common Council for Vintry ward.

Mrs. Lucy Tims, late of the Black Horfe

In her 62d year, the wife of Mr. Storks, in Goodman's-fields, London, and daughter gent. of Nottingham.

13. At Gainsborough, Mr. John Beaumoot, mufician. Allo, aged 83, Mr. Alexander Blyth, baker.

Aged 78, Mr. John Johnfon, fen. of Hull, formerly of Welton.

of the late Mr. Lord, of Loughborough. 17. Mr. James Slarck, mafter of the Gloucefter hotel in Piccadilly.

The wife of Mr. Savage, of the Red Hartinn, Fetter-lane.


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