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Sardinia, Sicily, Malta, and Turkey;" and this work contained much novel information relative to these countries.
Shortly after his return to London, Mr. Galt became connected with the Star newspaper, and married Elizabeth, daughter of Dr. Alexander Tilloch, proprietor of that paper, and editor of the Philosophical Magazine, by whom he had a family. Some of his sons were educated by Dr. Valpy at Reading school.
Mr. Galt had scarcely published his "Voyages and Travels" before he embarked in various other literary projects; among which were
The Life and Administration of Cardinal Wolsey, 4to. 1812; second edition, 8vo. 1818.
Reflections on Political and Commercial Subjects, 1812, 8vo.
Four Tragedies, viz: Maddalen, Agamemnon, Lady Macbeth, Antonio and Clytemnestra, 1812.
Letters from the Levant containing Views of the State of Society, Manners, Opinions, and Commerce in Greece, and several of the principal Islands of the Archipelago. Inscribed to the Prince Koslousky. 8vo. 1813. These Letters, forty-five in number, contain a narrative of Voyages and Travels, undertaken in 1810, after his visit to Malta, described in his former work.
The Life and Studies of Benjamin West, Esq. Pres. R. A. prior to his arrival in England; compiled from materials furnished by himself. 1816, 8vo; new edition, 1818. 8vo. And a second part was afterwards published.
The Majola, a Tale, 1816. 2 vols.
After several other occupations, one of which was in connexion with the Caledonian Asylum, Mr. Galt was appointed agent to a company for establishing emigrants in Canada; but unfortunately he soon involved himself in disputes with the Government; and we fear not a little contributed by his meddling with public matters, and his insults to the Governor Sir Peregrine Maitland, to sow dissension and disloyalty in those unhappy provinces. Mr. Galt was at length suspended by the Canada Company. At a subsequent period, Mr. Galt attempted, but unsuccessfully, to form a New Brunswick Company, in opposition to his former friends in Canada. He afterwards had a project to make Glasgow a seaport.
Mr. Galt was at one time editor of the Courier. In short, after his return to England, he may be said to have supported himself almost entirely by his pen. Among the principal of his works, after this period, may be particularly noticed
Pictures from English, Scotch, and Irish History, 2 vols. 12mo.
Lawrie Todd, a Tale, 3 vols. 12mo; in which novel Mr. Galt gives the fruits of his own experience, gathered in Ame rica as agent for the Canada Company. Southennan, a Tale, 3 vols, 1830. Annals of the Parish, 12mo.
The Entail, or Lairds of Grippy, 3 vols. 12mo.
Sir Andrew Wylie, 3 vols. 12mo.
The Earthquake, 3 vols. 12mo.
The Steam Boat, 12mo.
The Last of the Lairds, sm. 8vo.
Ringan Gilhaize, or the Covenanter, 3 vols. 12mo.
Rothelan, a Romance of the English Histories, 3 vols. 12mo.
The Spaewife, 3 vols. 12mo.
The Batchelor's Wife, sm. 8vo.
The Life of Lord Byron; being the first volume of the National Library; small 8vo. 1830.
Bogle Corbet, or the Emigrants, 3 vols. 1831.
Stanley Buxton, or the Schoolfellows, 1832.
The Stolen Child, 1833. Apotheosis of Sir Walter Scott. Autobiography of John Galt, esq. 2 vols. 8vo. 1833.
There is a thorough quaintness of phrase and dialogue in Mr. Galt's best works, which places him apart from all other Scotch novelists: much knowledge of life, variety of character, liveliness, and humour, are displayed in these novels, and render them justly popular. His humour and truth were recognised as admirable by Sir Walter Scott. public will not soon forget his "Ayrshire Legatees," his "Annals of the Parish," northe Entail;" which last we think one of his best novels.
Mr. Galt's biographies, and many other later works, manufactured for the booksellers (of which we believe our list is in complete), are of a very different character.
A few years ago Mr. Galt left Lon. don to reside amid the attentions of his nearest relations, his physical powers having been very much prostrated by a succession of paralytic shocks, which prevented him from moving from one apartment to another without help, and, of course, confined him constantly to his house, except when a favourable day induced him to try a short airing in a carriage. The same disease which deprived him of the use of his limbs, im
paired the muscles of his hands, so that writing, so long a work of the greatest facility, became tedious and painful. It was astonishing, however, to what an extent his mental powers retained their strength, amid the decay of his physical energies. His memory, it is true, was so far impaired, that latterly he required to finish any writing he attempted at one sitting, as he felt himself at a loss, on returning to the subject, to recal the train of his ideas yet his mind was as active, and his imagination as lively, as ever; and the glee with which he either recounted, or listened to any humorous anecdote, showed that his keen sense of the ludicrous, so obvious in all his novels, had lost none of its acuteness. About ten days before his death, he was visited by another paralytic shock-the fourteenth by which he had been assailed. This deprived him of the use of his speech for several days, although he afterwards had power indistinctly to articulate broken sentences. He was, however, quite sensible, and indicated by unequivocal signs, that he understood what was said to him. He was aware that his end was approaching, and appeared calm and resigned.
In person, Mr. Galt was uncommonly tall, and his form muscular and powerful. Pleasant and frank in his manners and conversation, he was ever a most intelligent and agreeable companion; and though he had been for a considerable while out of the circle of his literary friends, they cannot but deeply feel and deplore his loss, now that he is taken from them entirely and for ever.
We regret to add, that, although at one period Mr. Galt was so powerful in Upper Canada, and had apparently so fine an opportunity of making the fortune of himself and family, his latter days were clouded, and that he has left his widow and family struggling with adverse circumstances.
THOMAS HAYNES BAYLY, Esq. April 22. At Cheltenham, after a severe and protracted illness, in his 42d year, Thomas Haynes Bayly, esq. a well. known lyrical poet.
He has been, we fear, another example of the sad and unfortunate lot of literary men. Born to good expectations, and married to a beautiful and accom. plished woman, who brought him a considerable fortune, Mr. Bayly began the world under the most favourable auspices, and mixed with the best society of the day. His expectations were, however, disappointed; and he could not fall back into a sufficiently economical course,
till the pressure of circumstances impoverished him beyond a remedy. Demand would not wait for the fruits of exertion; and no sooner was his head raised above the stormy waters to breathe for awhile, than it was ruthlessly plunged down again; and he was doomed to perish, another sad instance of the miserable fate of genius, when once involved in pecuniary embarrassments.
Mr. Bayly, besides his many beautiful songs, was the author of, we believe, two or three novels, and thirty or forty pieces for the stage. The public went nightly to theatres to laugh at "Tom Noddy's Secret," to see "Perfection," or witness his other popular productions; - the drawing-room was redolent with the touching melody of "Oh, no, we never mention her," or the playful strains of "I'd be a Butterfly," whilst the writer was pining in sickness and distress.
Mr. Bayly has left a widow and two children to bewail his premature loss. A performance has been given for their benefit at Drury Lane Theatre, which we are happy to say realised about 4007.
REV. RICE REES, B.D.
May 20. The Rev. Rice Rees, Welsh Professor, Tutor, and Librarian of St. David's College, Lampeter, and a Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford.
Mr. Rees entered as a Commoner of Jesus College, Oxford, in 1822; he was elected Scholar in 1825; took the degree of B.A. May 25, 1826; was elected Fellow in 1828; proceeded M. A. Dec. 17, 1828; and B.D. March 2, 1837. In August, 1834, Mr. Rees gained the prize at the Royal Esteddfod, held at Cardiff, for the best Essay on the Welsh Saints, or Founders of Churches in Wales, which Essay was afterwards revised, much enlarged, and published in 1836, in one volume, 8vo. In addition to this elaborate work, he has lately been engaged by the four Welsh bishops, with three other clergymen selected, in preparing for the Oxford University Press a corrected edition of the Welsh folio Common Prayer. He had also undertaken to edit, with notes, the "Liber Landavensis," a curious and ancient manuscript in the library of Jesus College, as well as to publish, in monthly parts, the " Llyfr y Ficar,” or the works of a celebrated bard, who was vicar of Llandovery, Mr. Rees's native village. These laborious works, in addition to his collegiate duties at Lampeter, it is conjectured were the cause of his premature dissolution. He was returning from Cascob, Radnorshire, where he had been on a visit for a few days, to his respected uncle,
the Rev. W. J. Rees, and calling at Newbridge, about six miles from Builth, to bait his horse, complained of illness, but left apparently well; he had, however, scarcely crossed the bridge into Breck nockshire, when he fell dead in the road from his horse's back!
Mr. Rees was an accomplished scholar, a most amiable worthy man, and an ornament and honour to the church of England by his numerous relatives and friends, including the members and pupils of his college, his sudden death will long be severely felt and deeply lamented, and by all who knew him his many amiable qualities will long be held in affectionate remembrance.
RALPH THOMPSON, ESQ. May 3. At Witherley Bridge, Leices tershire, where his family had resided for some centuries, in his 80th year, Ralph Thompson, esq.
He was the second son of Mr. John Thompson, an eminent mathematician and philosopher, a memoir of whom will be found in Nichols's History of Leicestershire, vol. I. Appendix, No. 157. married Ann, daughter of William Lole, of Barnacle, gent., and had issue a son and two daughters, John, Elizabeth, and and Ann. The former is a physician, practising at Atherstone; the latter are unmarried, and reside with their mother.
Mr. Thompson was something of an antiquary, and a contributor to Mr. Nichols's Leicestershire; particularly of a map of the Roman station of Manduessedum, which was situated on his own estate at Witherley. He possessed a large and valuable collection of coins and medals. He had also a large library, particularly of scarce old ecclesiastical works, of which he was an admirer. He had a considerable taste for music, which is inherited by his children. Mr. Thompson was an upright man, and an entertaining companion, was esteemed by his relatives, and much respected by his friends. eldest brother died early in life; and his younger brother, Samuel (who resided with him) died March 2nd, 1831, aged 68. Mr. Thompson was interred in the family vault at Witherley.
elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries in 1795, and of the Royal Society in 1811. One of his sons, the Rev. Henry Sampson, Vicar of Cudham, Kent, is also a member of the former society.
April 14. At St. Vincent's, West Indies, the Rev. Thomas Alexander Browne, formerly Perpetual Curate of Bilton, Yorkshire.
April 20. Aged 85, the Rev. Nicholas Simons, Rector of Ickham with Wold, Kent. He was matriculated of Christ's college, Cambridge, of which he became Fellow, and took the degree of B.A. in 1776; he afterwards became a Fellow of Clare Hall, and proceeded M. A. in 1779. He was collated to Ickham in 1822 by the late Archbishop of Canterbury.
April 22. At Enford, Wilts, the Rev. John Pyke, Vicar of Upavon, and for 22 years Čurate of Enford. He was presented to Upavon in 1827 by the Lord Chancellor.
At St. Peter's college, Cambridge, aged 86, the Rev. Thomas Veasey, B.D. for upwards of sixty years Fellow of that society and the oldest resident member of the university. He took the degree of B.A. as 2d Senior Optime in 1778, and proceeded M.A. 1781, B.D. 1794; and was for many years one of the Tutors of his college, in which station he was highly respected. His body was interred in the chancel of Little St. Mary's Church, of which he was formerly Minister; and, a more than ordinary interest being felt on the occasion, it was attended by a large number of the members of the university of all ranks, including, fifty undergraduates the service was read by the Vice Chancellor.
April 23. In Dublin, the Rev. Edward Martin, LL.D.
April 27. At Beaulieu, Hants, aged 74, the Rev. Henry Adams, for forty-nine years Chaplain of that place, and Chaplain to Lord Viscount Montagu, and for forty-one years Vicar of Hatch Beauchamp.
At Cheltenham, the Rev. Robert Harkness, Vicar of East Brent, Somerset, sonin-law of the Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells, who collated him to that living in 1837. Mr. Harkness is succeeded at East Brent by his brother-in-law Archdeacon Law, who has in consequence resigned the rectory of Bath.
April 28. Aged 56, the Rev. William Kettlewell, Rector of Kirkheaton, Yorkshire, to which he was instituted in 1836.
May 4. Aged 78, the Rev. William Porter, Perpetual Curate of Bacup, Lancashire, to which he was nominated in 1797 by the Vicar of Whalley.
The Rev. Henry Tatlock, M.A. of Trin. coll. Camb. only son of the late Rev. Johnson Tatlock, of Everton.
May 5. Aged 50, the Rev. George Styche, Perpetual Curate of Keel, Staffordshire. He was of St. John's college, Cambridge, B. A. 1818, M.A. 18..; and was presented to Keel in 1830 by R. Sneyd, esq.
May 6. At Paris, aged 34, the Rev. J. Nevill Haughton Thomas.
May 9. In Albany-street, Regent's Park, aged 62, the Rev. William Dick, of Windsor; grandson of William Dick, esq. formerly Governor of the Poor Knights at Windsor. He was matriculated of Balliol college, Oxford, in 1795, and attained the degree of M. A. in 1803.
Aged 59, the Rev. John Earle, Perpetual Curate of Watton, Yorkshire, to which he was presented in 1823 by R. Bethell, esq.
May 11. Aged 50, the Rev. Thomas Jackson, B.D. Perpetual Curate of Slackthwaite, Yorkshire, to which he was nominated in 1823 by the Vicar of Huddersfield.
May 12. In his 80th year, the Rev. James Edward Gambier, for fifty years Rector of Langley, Kent. He was second cousin of the late Admiral James Lord Gambier; being the eldest son of William James Gambier, of the parish of St. Mary Aldermary, in the city of Lon. don, who died at Camberwell in 1797, by Mary, dau. of the Rev. Richard Venn, Rector of St. Antholin's, Watling-street. He was of Sidney-Sussex College, Cambridge, B.A. 1783, M.A. 1786; and was instituted to Langley in 1789. He married in 1782 Miss Eleanor Bardwell, of Beccles, and had issue four sons and four daughters, whose names will be found in Brydges's Peerage, 1812, ix. 388.
May 13. At Langtree, Devonshire, aged 58, the Rev. Joseph Prust Prust, Rector of that parish and Virginstow. He was the son of the Rev. Joseph Prust, of Woolfardisworthy, in the same county; was matriculated of Exeter college in 1799: and took the degree of M.A. in 1806. He was presented to Virginstow in 1811 by the Lord Chancellor, and to Langtree in 1822 by Lord Rolle.
May 17. At Avon Dassett, Warwick. shire, aged 27, the Rev. James Watson Cole, late Curate of Farnborough. He entered as a Commoner of Magdalen hall, Oxford, in 1830; and graduated B. A. 1834, M.A. 1837.
At Hundleby, Lincolnshire, aged 67, the Rev. John Hoole, for twenty years Curate of Toynton All Saints, and Toynton St. Peter's.
May 19. At Hull, aged 60, the Rev.
George John Davies, Perpetual Curate of Sutton near Hull, for upwards of 28 years Curate of the Holy Trinity church in that town, and late Head Master of the Free Grammar school. He was of Sidney-Sussex college, Cambridge, B.A. 1801, M.A. 1805.
Aged 84, the Rev. Edward Roberts, Vicar of Whitford, Flintshire, to which he was collated in 1811 by Dr. Cleaver, then Bishop of St. Asaph.
May 21. Aged 80, the Rev. John Clapham, M. A. for fifty-six years Vicar of Giggleswick, Yorkshire.
May 24. At Wiston, Sussex, aged 71, the Rev. George Wells, a Prebendary of Chichester, and Rector of Alborne and Wiston. He was the son of the Rev. George Wells, of Manningford, Wiltshire; was matriculated of New college, Oxford, in 1787, took the degree of B.C.L. in 1794, was presented to the rectory of Wiston, in 1796, by C. Goring, esq.; collated to the prebend of Exceit in the cathedral church of Chichester by Bp. Buckner, in 1822, and presented to the rectory of Alborne in 1826 by C. Goring, esq.
May 27. At Bath, aged 84, the Rev. James Wiggett, for fifty-seven years Rector of Crudwell, and fifty-four years Vicar of Hankerton, Wilts. He was of Clare-hall, Camb. B. A. 1778, M.A. 1781; was presented to Crudwell in 1782 by the Earl of Hardwicke, and instituted to Hankerton, which was in his own patronage, in 1785.
June 1. At Mount Radford, near Exeter, aged 87, the Rev. Benjamin Beynon, Rector of Thurleston, near Kingsbridge, to which he was presented in 1832 by Sir J. B. Buller.
Aged 38, the Rev. Francis Philips Hulme, Incumbent of Birch chapel, Lanc. formerly of Oriel college, Ox
June 3. Aged 73, the Rev. Timothy Metcalf Shann, Vicar of Hampsthwaite and Wighill, Yorkshire. He was of St. John's coll. Camb. B. A. 1789. M. A. 1793; was presented to the former living in 1800 by the heir of the late T. Shann, esq. and to the latter in the same year by R. F. Wilson, esq.
June 4. The Rev. W. B. Pullan, late of Holkham, Norfolk.
June 5. At Winton, near Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, aged 56, the Rev. John Adamthwaite, D.D. & Justice of the Peace for that county.
June 8. The Rev. Thomas Butler, Perpetual Curate of Poulton le Sands, Lancashire. He was formerly a Fellow of Trinity college, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. 1790; M.A. 1793; and
was presented to the chapel of Poulton in 1825 by the Vicar of Lancaster.
June 10. At East Malling vicarage, Kent, the Rev. Isaac Singleton Godmond, Curate of Burpham. He entered clerk of Queen's college, Oxford, in 1825, and proceeded B.A. in 1830.
June 11. Aged 52, the Rev. Robert Marratt Miller, D.D. Vicar of Dedham, Essex. He was of Wadham college, Oxford; graduated M. A. 1813, B. and D.D. 1826, and was presented to his living n1819, by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
June 12. At Brighton, the Rev. Henry Thomas Jones, Vicar of West Peckham, Kent, and Rector of Tackley, Oxfordsh. He was the son of the Rev. Henry Jones, of Rochester; was educated at Merchant-taylors' school, thence elected a scholar of St. John's college, Oxford, in 1790, became in due course a Fellow, and graduated B.A. 1794, M.A. 1798, B.D. 1803. He was presented to West Peckham in 1801, by the Dean and Chapter of Rochester, and to Tackley in 1828 by St. John's college. For many years he was a Chaplain in the Royal Navy, where his great good nature, the frankness of his manner, and his strict attention to discipline and duty, made him a special favourite with all ranks; nor was he, in after life, less beloved as a college friend or a parochial minister, for he was firm in his attachments, well informed on general subjects, of social habits, and very benevolent disposition. Mr. Jones married, in 1828, Elizabeth, daughter of the late Major Winchester, of the 20th foot, by whom he leaves a
LONDON AND ITS VICINITY.
April 30. In Grosvenor-sq. aged 71, George Peter Holford, esq. late of Boltonst. and Westonbirt, Gloucestersh.
May 1. In Gower-st. Bedford-sq. aged 19, Anne, youngest dau. of William Fuller Boteler, esq. Queen's Counsel.
May 2. In Gloucester-pl. aged 83, William Pott, esq. a Bencher of the Inner Temple. He was of St. John's College, Camb. B.A. 1779, M. A. 1782, and was called to the bar in 1781.
May 3. John James Fraser, esq. a barrister at law, and formerly of Edinburgh. He committed suicide by throwing himself from the second-floor window of the house of Mr. Walker, surgeon, of Charlotte-st. Bloomsbury.
May 8. At his lodgings, Patrick Brady Leigh, esq. barrister at law, a special pleader, and of the Western circuit. He GENT. MAG. VOL. XI.
was called to the bar at Gray's Inn, June 8, 1831. He was the author of a valuable treatise on Nisi Prius, and a work on the poor laws.
May 11. At Islington, Eliza Allen, widow of J. A. Sprigg, esq. of Jamaica.
May 12. At Kensington, Francis Vincent Grant Langley, eldest surviving son of E. A. Langley, esq. late a Capt. 3d Madras cavalry.
May 15. In Threadneedle-st. aged 50, Mr. Stewart, builder, many years a member of the Common Council of the ward of Broad-st.
May 16. In his 58th year, William George Adam, esq. a Bencher of Lincoln's Inn, late Accountant-general of the Court of Chancery, and formerly a Barrister on the Western Circuit, and a member of the Bedford Level Board. He was son of the late Right Hon. William Adam, of whom a memoir was given in our number for May, p. 541; was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn Nov. 15, 1806, and promoted to the rank of King's Counsel, 8th Dec. 1831.
At Clarence Terrace, Regent's Park, in his 17th year, John-Malcolm, youngest son of Lieut.-Col. Josiah Stewart, C.B.
May 17. Aged 49, C. W. Thomson,
At an advanced age, William Field, esq. of Turnham-green.
Aged 49, C. W, Thomson, esq.
May 18. Aged 78, John Mason, esq. of Portman-place, Edgeware-road, having survived his wife only five weeks.
May 19. Jane, fourth dau. of MajorGen. Molesworth, Madras Army.
May 20. In Holywell-street, Westminster, John Woolrych, esq. late of the Ordnance Office, and of Kippenowle, Herefordshire.
May 21. At Homerton, aged 66, Mr. H. E. B. Haines, many years Commoncouncilman of the Ward of Cripplegate Without.
May 22. John Tulloch, esq. of Montagu-place, Bedford-square.
May 24. James Gathorne Remington, esq. of Muswell-hill.
May 25. In London, on his way to France, aged 53, Lieut. Edward Rotton, R.N. late of Bristol.
May 26. Aged 57, Robert Batson, esq. of Kennington.
In Conduit-st. Eliza, relict of Capt. J. Bradshaw, R.N. of Abshot House, Hants.
At St. John's Wood, aged 77, Isaac Robinson, esq. F.R.S, one of the Elder Brethren of the Trinity House.
May 27. Mr. Charles Woodthorpe, eldest son of H. Woodthorpe, esq. LL.D.