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557 Iorgan, the treasurer, and Mr. Gifford, the the Emperor of Russia to St. Petersburgh, cretary, were proposed by the chairman, that it received the fullest elucidation. In ad the toast drunk with three times three. giving the bible to every nation of his vast
series of appropriate toasts succeeded; and dominions, in its own language, he fixed the everal new songs and poetical peices were real and most appropriate ratification thereto. ang and recited. Two of these will be The Bishop of Gloucester argued, from the und in our poetical department.
sa id circulation of the prayer book since the On the morning of the ist of June, a fire establishment of the Suciety, that the inroke out in the work-shops of Messrs. Irwin creased attention of the poor to seligion, by nd Keep, coach-makers, in Mary-le-bone means of this institution, and of which he Ereet, which, together with eight new car- quoted Southwark and Westminster as esiages and eighteen which were building, amples, had also strengthened the established vere totally consumed, and some adjacent church, and more firmly seated it in the afpremises damaged: A man accidentally pas- fections of thr. community.--Mr. Barclay, ing received so much injury from a timber M. P. for Southwark, stated, among other Calling upon him as to occasion his death. facts, that out of 2,5001. raised in that bo
The sale of the Opera-house took place on rough, more than 2,100l. had arisen from the 13th of June, at the Chancery sale-room,
Bible Associations and the subscribers of one when the entire property of that splendid penny a week. The effects of these associatheatre was purchased by Mr. Waters, for tions he shewed to be highly beneficial, both 41,000l. Thus has ended all litigation re- as to the funds of the society, the moral specting this extensive establishment. effects among the poor, and that union and
The statue of the late Mr. Fox was on the connexion among different ranks of society, 21st of June placed on its pedestal in Blooms- which must produce affection and good-will bury square. Westmacott is the artist, and towards another, and stimulate the it is in his best style. The work consists lower classes to an orderly and regular consimply of a bronze statue of Mr. Fox, nine duct, by bringing them more directly under feet in height, upon a pedestal of granite ; the view and attention of their more wealthy the whole is about 17 feet high. The artist neighbours.-Lord Teignmouth eloquently has adopted a sitting position, and habited pointed out the difficulty of finding neutral the statue in the consular robe, the ample ground on which all denominations of chrisfolds of which passing over the body and tians might unite to maintain the great and falling from the seat, give breadth and effect common cause, but which had been fully to the whole: the right arm is extended, the accomplished by the fundamental principle hand supporting Magna Charta ; the left is of the Bible Society. The Rev. J. Usko, in repose ; the head is inclined rather for-, late chaplain at Smyrna, proved, from his ward, expressive of attention, firmness, and own observation, the great need for the scripcomplacency. The inscription in letters of tures in the east.–Dr. Thorpe drew a mebronze, is “ CHARLES JAMES Fox, erected lancholy picture of Ireland and the difficulMDCCCXVI."
ties in the way of circulating that volume, The British and Foreign Bible Society which was the best remedy for the disease, celebrated their twelfth anniversary, at Free at the same time speaking in the highest Masons' Hall, with a very numerous and re- terms of the zeal with which the bishops of spectable attendance. The report was read Ireland had patronized the society, and enonly in parts, the transactions of the Society deavoured to give it effect.The Rishop of throughout the world having become ton Cloyne adverted to the newly-discovered conumerous to be derailed at a public meeting. lony at Pitcairn's Island, and pointed out the It appears that the copies of the Scriptures simple, patriarchal, and pious christian lives issued in the last year, are 138,168 bibles, of the inhabitants : and which was to be acand 110,068 testaments, making a grand tributed to a bible without note or comment, total, since the formation of the Society, of in the hands of a common sailor.- The Rev. one million, five hundred and fifty-seven J. Bunting remarked on the peculiarly relithousand, nine hundred and seventy-three! gious character of our venerable Sovereign, The total receipts of the las: year have been as having greatly upheld the principles of ihe 92,860). and the expenditure 103,080. The bible during his reign ; and that King George Chancellor of the Exchequer moved the the 3d was a christian not merely by educaprinting of the report in an interesting speech, tion, but on principle and reflection. It was in which he particularly noticed the chris- known that when he was Prince of Wales, tian treaty between the emperors of Austria he had purchased copies of Leland's View of and Russia, and the king of Prussia, and said, Deistical Writers, to the amount of 1001., to that although legal and constitutional diffi- be distributed anong his personal friends. culties prevented the sovereign of this coun- The meeting broke up with a renewed and try from acceding in form to this treaty, yet increasing conviction of the excellence of the this government was confidently acquainted cause for which they had met, and with a with every stage of the proceeding, and fully general resolution to promote it to the best of concurred in its principles and spirit. He their abilities and power; convinced that it also stared, that it was not till the return of was the common cause of all who profess NEw MONTHLY MAG.-No, 30.
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(July 1, christianity, and ought not to be impeded by buted by it during the last year: of which party spirit or theological jealousy.
67,000 were prayer-books, and 64,500 The anniversary meeting of the Church bibles and testaments, exclusively of its iz Missionary Society recently held, was very mily bible, of which 15,000 have been soll. numerously attended. The report states the Through these exertions, however, its disreceipts of the society during the past year bursements have exceeded its receipts by at 17,000l., resulting from the various auxil- 3,000l. iary societies, congregational collections, and On the 13th of June, a very numeroas other sources for spreading the blessings of meeting assembled at the Mansion House, the Gospel among the heathen, in confor- on the invitation of the Lord Mayor, for the mity with the principles and formularies of purpose of promoting the objects of the Sothe established church. The efforts of the ciely for Superseding the Employment of society meet with increasing success, and it Climbing Boys in sweeping chimnies. Mr. is gratifying to find that they enjoy the ac- Tooke, the treasurer of the society, stated tive patronage of government in Western what had been already done to accomplish Africa, where a grant has been made of the purpose of the institution, and pointed 1,100 acres of land for the formation of a out the advantage of a mechanical invention, Christian Institution, where it may be ex- recommended by the society for sweeping pected that, under the colonial government chimnies. Sir Francis Burdett announced of Sierra Leone, the system of education may his intention of proposing a bill to perlia. be carried to a much wider extent. In In- ment, for preventing the employment of dia, new prospects are opening in the Nor- boys. A master chimney sweep made 19 thern Provinces, in the Peninsula, and in ingenious appeal to the meeting in vindicaCeylon. Attempts are also making to in. ' tion of his fellow tradesmen from the troduce christianity among the natives of charge of inhumanity, imputing the missNew Zealand, under the zealous and judi- ries of the wretched children employed in cious conduct of the Rev. Samuel Marsden, his trade, to the very nature of the business Much scenis to have been accomplished in in which they were engaged. Various tethe course of the last twelve months, and a solutions were agreed to, relating to the de spirit of patient perseverance in encountering tails of the society; and an exhibition was all the difficulties so characteristic of Mis- made of the proposed machine, which sionary exertions, is discernible in the pro- seemed admirably calculated for the iaceedings of this society,
tended purpose. From the report of the National Society The Vauxhall-bridge is expected to be for the Education of the Poor, whose anni- passable for carriages about the beginning of versary meeting was held on the sist of July. May at the Central School, Baldwin's Gar. The Strand-bridge, it is said, halts in condens, it appears that during the last year, sequence of the cnormous demands of the 2,0001, had been contributed towards the Duchy of Lancaster, for the ground between funds of the institution ; that the central the Strand and the river. By the bill now school is in the highest state of proficiency; before parliament respecting the latter bridge, that 85 masters and 72 mistresses have been it is proposed to denominate it in future the trained in it during the year, for schools in Waterloo Bridge. Canova, the sculptor, on the country, and that 217 schools have heen viewing it, expressed the highest admiration benefitted within the same period, either by of its beauty, saying it was the finest pitte the temporary or permanent assistance of of architecture in this country, perhaps in these agents of the institution : that within the the world, and paid many compliments to same period, 192 schools, containing up- Mr. Rennie, the architect. wards of 17,000 children, have been re- The report from the select committee of ceived into union; and that considerable the House of Commons appointed to consgrants of money have been made in aid of der the means of accommodation for transactthe erection of schools, by which season- ing the business of the Court of Chancery, ro able encouragement, 50 school-rooms have commends that two courts be erected for tbe been either built or enlarged ; that the socie- Lord High Chancellor, and Vice Chancellor ty's grand total of schools and children, of England, in Lincoln's Inn Gardens, on the under national instruction, now amounts, the north side of the New-square. The buildformer to 726, and the latter to 117,000 ; ing proposed will occupy 73 feet in length, and that beyond our own coasts, in Ireland, and 73 in depth. Its front will not estend British America, the Cape of Good Hope, to more than one-third of the whole open and very recently in the presidency of Bom: space on the south side of the garden, and bay establishments have been formed for will not he of a greater height than 35 seci, the diffusion of the system.
nor will it be necessary to remove the trees. The report of the Sociery for Promoting The expense is estimated at 23,000l. to be Christian Knowledge, read at its last anni. defrayed out of the suitors' fund in the Court versary meeting, gave general satisfaction. of Chancery, which now yields, after paying So extensive have been its exertions, that the various expenses charged upon it, an not less than 1,200,000 books were distri- annual surplus of 12,000l, and upisards.
559 Promotions and Appointments.] The Earl Rev. C. JOHNSTON, to a prebend in Wells CLANCARTY to be Ambassador Extraordi. Cathedral. ury to the King of the Netherlands.
Rev. Edm. BURKE Lewis, to the rectory The Duke of GLOUCESTER to be a field of Toddington, Beds. larshal.
Rev. FREDERIC MASTER, to the vicarage Prince LEOPOLD of Saxe COBOURG, to be of Runcorn, Cheshire.
field-marshal, knight of the garter, and Rev. T. MASTIN, to the curacies of Idnight grand cross of the bath.
bury, Swinbrook, and Fifield, Northampton. Lieut.-gen. the Hon. Sir JOHN ABERCROM- shire. 38, to be a knight grand cross of the bath. Rev. A. MUSGRAVE, to the rectory of
Right Hon. G. CANNING, to be president of Chinnor, Oxfordshire. Rhe Board of Control, vice the Earl of Buck Hon. and Rev. Hugh Percy, to a prebend inghamshire, deceased.
in Canterbury Cathedral. * WM. WINKFIELD, esq. to be chief justice Rev. Mr.RENNELL, to the vicarage of Ken. 2 of Glamorganshire, vice Geo. Hardinge, esq. sington. deceased.
Rev. Jonn THOMPSON, to the vicarage of Right Hon. EDWARD THORNTON, to be a Meopham, Kent. e member of the privy council.
Births.] Countess Compton, of a son and Marquis of WORCESTER, to be a lord of heir. *: the admiralty.
Countess Cowper, of a son. K. MATHIAS, esq. high sheriff of Pem The lady of Sir Edward Knatchbull, bart, brokeshire, and WM. BARTON, esq. mayor of of a daughter. Liverpool, knighted.
Lady Emily James, of a son. Members returned to Parliament.] John Lady Frances Buchanan Riddel, of a daughBASTARD, esq. for Dartmouth, vice Edmund Pollexfen Bastard, who has accepted the The lady of Gen. Sir Lowry Cole, of a Chiltern Hundreds.
daughter. Hon. Sir CHARLES GREVILLE, K.C.B. for The lady of Major-gen Sir Wm. Pringie, of Warwick, vice Lord Brooke, now Earl of a daughter, Warwick.
The lady of Henry Goulburn, esq. M.P. of
Married.] Col. Carmichael Smyth, of the EDMUND POLLEXFEN BASTARD, for De- Royal Engineers, C.B.; K.M.T. and aide-devonshire, vice John Pollexfen Bastard, esq. camp to the Prince Regent, to Harriet, daugh
Marquis of WORCESTER, for Monmouth. ter of Gen. Morse, late Inspector-general of
Wm. EDWARDS Powell, esq. for Cardi. Fortifications. ganshire, vice Thos Johnes, esq. deceased. Thos. March, esq, of Montague Place, to
Hudson GURNEY, esq. for Newton, vice Mary Anne, eldest daughter of the late Wm.
Gonne, esq. of Champion Hill.
H.NJ.Kerr, esq. to Marcella, third daugh. Lieut,-gen, the Hon. Sir EDWARD PAGET, ter of Thos. Richardson, esq. of Nottinghamfor Milborne-Port.
street, Marylebone. Lord EBRINGTON, for Buckingham. Geo. Lewis Newnham, esq. to Sarah, eldest
Right Hon. GEORGE CANNING, for Liver- daughter of the late Lord Collingwood.
Benj. Collins Brodie, esq.of Sackville-street,
Fred. Edw. Morrice, esq. of Betshanger,
Rev. T. Croor:£, LL.D. to the rectories of Rev. John Giffard Ward, Fellow of New Ayening and Horton, Gloucester,
College, Oxford, to Miss Amelia Lloyd, of Rev. GEORGE CHETWODE, to the rectory Southampton, of Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire.
Chas. Turner, esq. to Judith, second daughRev. PETER Felix, to the curacy of Hat ter of Chas. Harvey, esq. M.P. field, York.
Hon. Capt. Fleetwood Pellew, R. N. to Rev. JAMES GRIPEITII, D.D. to a prebend Harriet, sister to Sir Godfrey Webster, bart. in Bristol Cathedral.
D. Witherspoon, esq. of Glasgow, to Maria, Rev. Dr. HANNINGTON, to a prebend in eldest daughter of the late Dan. Tolkien, esq. Hereford Cathedral.
of Cheapside. Rev.JOHN SHORT HEWETT, to the rece Wm. Jos, Lockwood, esp, of Dews Hall, tory of Elmsett, Suffolk.
Essex, late of the Coldstream Guards, to RaRev. H. HUGHES, to the vicaragc of Wol. chel, daughter of Sir Mark Wood, bart. M.P. Warwick.
Vigors Hervey, esq. of Hammerton Hall,
(July 1, York, to Frances only daughter of C. W.J. In St. James's-street, Browning Hall, eidese Shakerley, esq. of Somerford Park, Chester. son of Chas. H. esq. of Horoingsheath, Sci
Ascoghe Boucherett, esq. of Willingham, folk.
G. R. Nicholson, midshipman, son of Mr. H. Pownall, esq. to Mis A. Waterhouse, Rowland N. of Penruh, surgeon, and cousin both of Russell-square.
of Chr. Idle, esq. M.P. for Weymouth. Edw.Dunn, jun.esq. to Elizabeth, youngest In Chesterfield-street, Mayfair, Miss Cathe. daughter of W. Holme, esq. of Sackville str. rine Walpole, daughter of the late Hon. Thos.
Mr Henry Briggs, of Canton Place, to Char- W. lotie, daughter of John Garford, esq. of the In Montague-square, Jos. Monteiro de East India Road.
Almeida, esq. late of Oporto, 66. Bartholomew Browne, esq. of Oakingham, Lieut. col. Lachian Maclean, major of this to Anna Elizabe:h, eldest daughter of the late Tower of London, and resident governor. Jacob Boak, esq. of Leadenhall-street.
In Pall Mall, Mrs. Edwin relict of Chas, E. John Halcomb, esq. of Marlborough, to esg. of Clearwell Court, Gloucester. Miss Margaret Barbor, of the Charter House. In Somerset-street, the youngest son of W.
John Miles, esq. of Southampton-row, to Fellowes, esq. Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the late John In the Adelphi, Mrs. Margaret Osborn, Davison, esq.
proprietor of the well-known hotel called after Rev. Chas. Ilardinge, rector of Crowhurst,
her name. and vicar of Tonbridge, to Emily, second In Grosvenor Place, Annabella, second daughter of R. C. Younger, esq.
daughter of J, H. Acherley, esq. barrister at Clark Stanley, jun. 'esq. of the Stock Ex- law, 12. change, to Letitia, third daughter of Edm. In Queen Ann-street, Lady Mary Parker, Edmondson, esq. of St. George's in the East. sister to the Earl of Macclesfield.
Licut. Davenport, sgth regiment, to Hen- In Lower Grosvenor-strect, the Countess of sietta, daughter of the Rev. Geo. Jenkirs, and Conyngham, widow of Henry great uncle to niece to the late Lieut.-gen. Sir Thos. Picton, the present Marquis Conyngham. K.C.B.
In Aldermanbury, Mr. Chr, Kempske At Lambeth, the Rev. Levétt Thoroton, Beechey, 83. second son of the Thomas T. esq. of Flint- At l'imlico, Frederick William, son of Geo. ham, Norts, to Miss Grant, daughter of Sir Fornaret, esq. late a major in the both regie Alex. G. bart.
ment, 4. At Chelsea, J.K. Tobin, esq. of Dublin, to At Kensington, Rev. Rich. Ormerod, A.M. Miss Dundee, second daughter of the late vicar of that parish. Capt. D. of the Fusilecrs.
At Hoxton, Rev. John Basset, rector of At Enfield, Sir Thos. Gibson Carmichael, the parisies of Hogan and Cambore, Cortbart, to the Hon Anne Napier, second daugh- wall. ter of Lord N.
At Clapton, Jon. Holmes, esq. late of CleAt Acton, Capt. Edw. Blaquiere, R. N. 10 ment's Inn. Miss White, of Acton Hill.
At Lambeth, John Howard, esq. Died.] in Queen-street, Mayfair, Lord At Hackney, Mary, widow of the late R. Frederic Campbell, brother to the late and Cattarns, esq. of Greenwich. uncle to the present Duke of Argyle, 87. At Islington, Stephen Ponder, esq. 72.
In Upper Wimpole-street, Dowager Lady A Chelsea, William, youngest son of Edw. Asgill, mother to Sir Chas. A. bart.
Chas. Howell, esq. 8.-Mrs. Broughton In Swallow-street, in his 43d year, Mr. Rich, Rob, Graham, esq. Arthur Minton, many years an eminent chi- At Blackheath, Harriet, second daughter of naman, leaving a widow and numerous fa- Sir John Eamer, knt. mily to lament his loss.
At Hammersmith, Rev. Theophilus Lane, In Wardour-street, Soho, Mr. John Bet- 76.-Mrs. Geo. Scott, 27. terton, late of the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, In the Kent-road, Thos. Boult, esq. son of Mr. B. late of Covent Garden Theatre, At Stoke Newington, Eliz, De Haviland, and brother to Mrs. Glover.
relict of the late Martin De H. esq. of GeernIn Devonshire Place, Mary, wife of John sey, 65. Dickinson, esq. of Birch Hall, Lancashire. At Kennington, James Phillips, esq.si
In Howland-street, Thos. Sanders, esq. 64. Gill Moody, brother to the late Sam. M.esq.
In Gray's Inn, Mr. Samuel Webbe, sen. of Queen-square, 75. the celebrated musical composer, 76.
At Teddington, John Crutchfield, esq. 64. In Prince's.court, Westminster, Edw.Astle, At Hackney, Mr. Caleb Stower, printer, esq. of the Receipt of the Exchequer, F.R.S. 37. He was a very ingenious and industrious and F.S.A.
man, and author of the Prinier's Grammar, In Gloucester-street, Mrs. Eliz. Douglas, and several other books connected with the reliét of the late Alex. D. esq.
printing business. Richard Thompson, esq. of the Customs, At Hopetoun House, JAMES Hope JohnMr. Thos. Sutton, attorney a law.
STONE, Earl of HOPETOUN, a nobleman emi.
1816.) Accounts of Earl Manvers, Mrs. Leroson, Mr. B. Thompson. 561 nently distinguished for his virtues both in ingin the house in which she diéd. For the public and private life. He was born in last 30 years she had kept no servant, except 1741; at an early period of life entered into an old female, who died ten years ago : she the army, served in the glorious battle of was succeeded by the old woman's grandMinden, in 1759, when only 18 years of age, daughter, who was married about three years and retired from the service in consequence since; and she was succeeded by an old man, of the ill health of his elder brother, Lord who attended the different houses in the Hope, with whom he travelled on the conti- square to go of errands, clean shoes, &c. nent in 1764. In 1781 be succeeded his Mrs. Lewson took this man into her house, father, and the following year was elected and he acted as her steward, butler, cook, one of the 16 Peers of Scotland. In 1766 he and house-maid, and, with the exception of married Elizabeth, daughter of the late Earl two old lap-dogs and a cat, he was her only of Northesk, by whom he had several daugh. companion. The house she occupied was ters, all dead, except Lady Anne, who mar- large and elegantly furnished, but very an+ ried admiral Sir Wm. Johnstone Hope, by cient; the beds were kept constantly made, whom he is succeeded in his estates of An- although they had not been slept in for nandale, which devolved to his lordship in about 50 years. Her apartment being only 1792 on the death of his uncle. He was occasionally swept out, but never washed, created an English baron in 1809, and having the windows were so crusted with dirt, that died without male issue, is succeeded in his they hardly admitted a ray of light. A large titles by bis half brother, Lord Niddry. garden in the rear of the house was the only
In Portman-square, CHARLES PIERRE thing she paid attention to; this was always POINT, Earl MANVERS, Viscount Newark, kept in good order: and here, when the wea. and Baron Pierrepoint, LL. D. This noble- ther permitted, she enjoyed the air, or someman, the second son of Philip Medows, esq. times sat and read, of which she was partiby Frances, sister to the last Duke of King- cularly foud, or else chatted on ti ses past ston, was born in 1737, and educated at Ox- with any of the few remaining friends whose ford. He was originally intended for the visits she permitted. She was so partial to naval service, which, however, he quitted in the fashions that prevailed in her youthful early life. In 1774 he was rerurned to par- days, that she never changed the manner of liament for Nottinghamshire, and re-elected her dress from that worn in the reign of for the same county in 1780, 1784, and 1790. George the First. Her manner of living was On becoming heir to the estates of his uncle, extremely methodical; she universally enthe Duke of Kingston, he assumed, in 1788, joyed an excellent state of health, assisted the name of Pierrepoint, was elevated to the in regulating her house, and never had, until peerage as a viscount and baron in 1796, and a little previous to her decease, an hour's illpromoted to the dignity of an earl in 1806. ness. She entertained the greatest aversion In 1774 he married Anne, youngest daughter to medicine; and what is remarkable, she of Wm. Mills, esq. of Richmond, Surrey, by cut two new teeth at the age of 87, and whom he had issue-Evelyn Henry Frederic, never lost one in her life, nor was she ever born 1755, died 1801 ; Charles Herbert, troubled with too:h-ach. Her sight latterly Viscount Newark, who succeeds him in his failed her. She was supposed to be the titles and estates, and who married in 1804 most faithful living historian of the age; the Miss Eyre, eldest daughter of A.H.Eyre, esq. events of the year 1715 being fresh in her reM.P. for Nottinghamshire ; Henry Manvers, collection. born 1780; Frances Augusta Eliza, born 1781, In Nelson square, Blackfriars' road, Mr. married in 1802 to Capt. Win. Bentinck, BENJAMIN THOMPSON. He was the son of R. N.; and Philip Sidney, born 1786, mar- Benj. Blaydes Thompson, esq. a mest reried 1810 to Georgiana, only daughter of the spected merchant and magistrate, of Kinglate H. G. Brown, esq. of Imley Park, Nor- ston-upon-Hull, who gave him an excelthamptonshire, and relict of Pryce Edwards, lent education, with a view to his embrac'esq. of Talgarth, Merionethshire. The late ing the profession of the law, which Mr. nobleman was much attached to agricultural Thompson declined, and was sent by bis pursuits. Extensive plantations upon his father on commercial business into Germany, estates in Nottinghamshire, especially in and where he entered into habits of friendship about Thoresby Park, were formed by him, with the celebrated Kotzebue, and became and he warmly interested himself in promo- a warm admirer of the German drama :ting the breed of sheep by the introduction of hence our stage was indebted to him for the merinos.
translation of The Stranger, which has been In Coldbath square, at the very advanced so eminently successful.-Mr. Thompson age of 116 years, Mrs. JANE LEwson, com- also rendered into English, and published monly called Lady Lewson, from her very with great success, many others of his friend's eccentric manner of dress. She was born theatrical works in three volumes, and above in 1700, in Essex street, Strand, of most re- twenty other German plays by different auspectable parents of the name of Vaughan, thors. The public is also indebted to him and was married at an early age to a wealthy for numerous translations from the French, gentleman of the name of Lewson, then live particularly a work on the subject of Merino