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The DUKE OF MARLBOROUGH. On Thursday, Jan. 29, died at Blen- Whenever a season of unusual severity heim, aged 78, his Grace George, the occurred, or the rigours of want, from whatthird Duke of Marlborough. The day be. soever cause arising, pressed upon the fore bis death, the Duke took his usual comforts of the poor, his bounty expanded exercise in his carriage, and did not shew to meet the bardship of the occasion. Un. any symploms of an approaching disso- interruptedly resident, with very little exlotion. He was found dead in the morn. ception, upon his own property, he was ing by his valet, who for several years brought more immediately into contact past constantly slept in his chamter. The with the specific character of each case of remains of this good and deeply lamented distress, and, on this account, his charity Nobleman were interred in the family vault was exercised with that judicious discrimiin the Chapel at Blenbeim, on Friday the 7th nation which at once Joubles the value inst. This mournful duty was attended by and dignifies the purposes of benevolence. his Grace the present Duke, Lord Charles His Grace's merits might justify the appliand Lord Robert Spencer, Lord Churchill, cation to himself of the comprehensive the Marquis of Blandford, together with eulogy conferred by Tully upon the virthe Mayor and Corporation of Woodstock, tues of Crassus: “ Non unus e multis, sed impelled by an emphatic and laudable de unus inter omnes prope singularis.” Any sire of bearing a testimony, at this last attempt of ours to describe the sorrow, hour, of affectionate respect to the memory deep and undissembled, which the loss of of their illustrious neighbour and friend. such a benefactor has occasioned amid Not, however, to those alone who formed all the habitations of the necessitous in the funeral procession, will the grief aris. the neighbourhood of Blenheim, must, of ing from the death of his Grace be con- necessity, be faint and imperfect: but fined. Having inanifested, at an early we lament to think that the regret so period of life, a distaste for the heart- widely felt will be sharpened with addiburnings and irritation too often attendant tional poignancy from the consideration upon bigb official situation, and equally that his death should have happened at a reluctant to ascend those dazzling though seasop when, by the severe visitation of invidious heights of political power which Heaven, distress, to so amicting an extent, might have been easily accessible to a is spread abroad in the country. Yet to personage of his splendid slation and an that neighbourhood alone (though the cirgust extraction; his Grace chose rather to cle swept by his munificence was very spa. advance the welfare of mankind by other cious) the good deeds of bis Grace were not means, and in the cool invigorating shade limited: to the city of Oxford in various of private life to cherish and mature those ways, and to every charitable institution good desires and benevolent affections established within its walls, the strong and which have a tendency, perhaps, greater willing arm of his patronage and succour than any of the honours which are to be extended. The University, too, gathered in the walk of ambition, to endo (though he himself was never a Member ble the nature of man, and to abridge the of that learned body) stauds gratefully catalogue of those sorrows and those crimes indebted to the same spirit of unsurpassid which are principally engendered by the generosity for the large Telescope at the necessities of our fellow.creatures. It has Observatory, the fine copies from pia. been beautifully said of the excelleut phael's Cartoons in the Picture Gallery, Howard by an eminent living character, and other gifts. In the bosom of domesthat “ in feeding the lamp of charily he tic life, and with regard to all those lovely exhausted the lamp of life ;" and in this and endearing graces which beautify and voluotary seclusion from the splendour of bless it, the merits of his Grace shopé con. public life, and in the concentration of all spicuously and without remission. Exhis heart and all his strength to the cultore alted raok is an exposed and perilous situand pourishing up of that virtue which ation, and is not anfrequently beset and " gever faileth,” and the diffusion of its epsnared, with fatal danger to its virtuous blessed fruits both at home and far around security, by templation and the imporhim, his Grace may be said (and it is one tunate spirit of evil desires; but his of the noblest tributes that panegyric can Grace had ever preserved the fountain of bestow upon man) to have trodden, for a action unpolluted-had ever resisted, with long series of years, the same path of hu. unwavering consistency, the blandishmanity from whence that immortal Phi- ments of illicit pleasure, and maintained lanthropist derer deviated, and in which it the most correct and stainless purity of was his glory to die. Accordingly, to a manners. It was remarked by Mr. Burke wide circumference around his owo do. upon a very memorable occasion, and in main, the charitable largesses of the Duke, a vein of sausical indignation against the for more ihan half a century, were ex upiversal impulse to jealousy in the hu. tended with a zeal tbat never flagged, and man heart, that" obloquy is a necessary ina coustancy that suffered to remission. gredient in the composition of all true g'cat.


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ness.” There was, however, something so sin- ant's pocket. It was a paper sealed. Mr. gularly gealle, unostentatious, and inoffen- Bryant affirmed that he had brought with sive in the genius of his Grace's virtues, him no such paper ; but the servant perthat the censorious were disarmed by it, severed, and forced the paper upon him. and the lips of detraction entirely put to Thus challenged, he carried home the silence. In no instance was merit more paper, and found an irrevocable grant of free from all sophistication of pride or pre the income for his life." tension ; and it was, therefore, never His Grace was born on January 26 *, harassed by the assaults which such qua 1738-9 (Old Style), and, upon returuing lities commooly provoke. We really do from his travels, was made a Captain in not recollect to have heard at any time or the 20th regiment of foot, but afterwards upon any occasion, the name of the resigned; he succeeded to the title, on the Duke of Marlborough evilly spoken of. death of his father, October 20, 1758. la Even that envious slander which is so April, 1760, bis Grace was appointed Lord subtle and so malignantly active in its Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of the low and illiberal hostility against the county of Oxford, and was continued in those noble and the opulent, never ventured to offices by his present Majesty, at whose breathe a whisper upon the unsullied er coronation be carried the sceptre with the mine of his character. More than all, he

On the 23d of August, 1762, bis was a sound and a thoroughly disciplined Grace married Lady Caroline Russell, believer in Scripture; bis religious profes. daughter of John, Duke of Bedford, who sions spake eloquently in practice, and died Nov. 26, 1811. On Nov. 22, 1762, were abundantly fruilful in every variety being then Lord Chamberlaia of tbe Houseof virtuous conduct. He gave full proof hold, bis Grace was sword of the Privy that he was thoroughly furnished unto all Council ; and upon his resigning the good works, and bad learned to adorn the Chamberlain's key, was, on April 22, doctrine of God his Saviour in all things. 1763, appointed Lord Privy Seal; but iu He was the indulgent parent, the affec- August, 1763, quiited that place. lo tionate husband, the constant friend, the 1768 he was chosen oue of the elder kind and considerate master; and having brethren of the Trinity House. At a kept himself, throughout a long life, in no chapter of the most noble Order of the common degree, unspotted by the world, Garter, held at si. James's, Dec. 12, he came to the grave in a full age, like as 1768, bis Grace was elected one of the a shock of corn cometh in in his season, Knights Companions of that Orier, and and is gone, we would fain hope, to receive was installed at Windsor, July 25, 1771. the promise vouchsafed to the “good and He was also one of the Governors of the faiibful servaot,” and to be “made per Charter House ; High Steward of the Corfeci” in the paradise of his father and poration of Oxforu ; President of the his God.

G. T. Radcliffe lotirmary; High Steward of the The following instance of his Grace's Corporation of Woodstock; and Ranger munificence is recorded in a very interests of Whichwood Porest. If we have not ing Memoir of Mr. Jacob Bryant, by the been misinformed, he was the last surlate Mr. Justice Hardinge, printed io Mr. viving Peer who bad a seat in the House Nichols's “ Literary Anecdotes of the of Lords upon the King's accession to the Eighteenth Century :"

Throne in 1760 +. “ The Duke of Marlborough's conduct His Grace is succeeded by his eldest by Mr. Bryant wben bis Grace came of son, the Marquis of Blandford, (who was age, and when Mr Bryant attended his created Baron Spencer of Wormleighton, levee, is an instance of munificent grati- iu 1806,) born March 3, 1760; married rude, and of delicacy in the manner of it, Sept. 15, 1791, Susan Stewart, daughter of perhaps unparalleled. After his father's John, Earl of Galloway. The oiher sur. death, he continued the income to bim viving issue of his Grace are the Baron which the former Duke bad conferred Churchill, born Dec. 26, 1779, and mar. upon him in fact, but with no legal secu. ried Nov. 25, 1800, to Lady Frances Fitzrity. That income was, I think, 1000. roy, fifth daughter of the Duke of Grafa-year. At this levee, after Mr. Bryant tou; Lady Caroline, burn Oct, 27, 1763, had made his bow and retired, one of the married March 10, 1792, Henry Lord servants ran after him, and said, the Duke Clifden, now Lord Mendip; Lady Anne, had picked up a paper out of Mr. Bry- born Nov. 5, 1773, married Dec. 10, 1796,

* After the alteration of Style his Grace's birth-day was of course till 1800, by the Act passed in 1752 for altering the Style, the 6th of Feb. ; since 1800, on the 71h.

+ We are aware that there are two or three Peers still living who had succeeded to all the titular bonours of their respective Houses as early as the period we speak of, but they were then minors, and consequently could have no seat in either House of Par. liament. And the present Duke of Gordon succeeded his father so long ago as 1752, but his Grace was not elected one of the 16 Representative Pters of Scotland until 1769, nor was he created a British Peer until several years afterwards.


the Honourable Cropley Ashley, brother a peculiar tincture to his ancestors. The to the Earl of Shaftesbury; Lady Amelia house of North, frank, unassuming, and Sophia, born Sept. 8, 1785, married Sept. kiad, have, for centuries, set a pattern of 29, 1812, to Henry Pytches Boyce, Esq. what in truth ibey are, true nobility. Lord Henry died unmarried, July 3, Their ease is well calculated to put the 1795; Lady Elizabeth, who married ber osolence of moderp upstarts to shame." cousin, John Spencer, Esq. died a few The Earl dying without issue is succeeded years sioce, and left several children ; in his titles and estates by his sole surLady Charlotte, who married the Rev. viving brother Frederick North, patent Dr. Nares, the son of the Judge, died joint chamberlain of the Tally office in January 5, 1802,

the Exchequer, now Earl of Guildford. The three brothers on whom the title has

thus falleo successively, were sons of the EARL OF GUILDFORD.

late celebrated Lord North. Jan.... Died at Pisa, the Rt. Hon. Francis North, Earl of Guildford. His Lordship

SAMUEL RUDGE, Esq. was the second son of Frederick Earl of Died Jun. 24, at Watlington, OxfordGuildford, and inherited from his father shire, in his 90th year, unmarried, sathe javariable benevolence that formed the muel Rudge, Esq. He was the eighth foundation of all his character-a bene son of the Rev. Benj. Rudge, rector of volence, not confined to the more osten Thornbaugh, Northamptonshire, and a sible exertions of generosity and charity, nephew of John Rudge, E.9. of Wheatbut extending itself through all the un field, Oxfordshire, who represented the pretending kindnesses of social life. It Borough of Evesham in Parliament from was never overlooked in the exultation of the year 1698 to 1734. He practised the wit and spirits; and it will be well re Law in the Middle Temple, but retired membered by bis acquaintance, that he from the profession in 1'763, at the same never could hear any person indiscreetly time that his elder brother, John Rudge, and bastily condemned, without iminedia Esq. upon inberiring an ample fortune, ately employing himself to search for quitted the bar; they then both went to their possible excuse. His brilliant wit, reside at Elstree in Herts, and lived there and his most exbilarating cheerfu'ness, together thirty-eight years, In 1792 be are koowu to all who ever heard his served the ofice of High Sheriff for the name; but those who had occasion to ap county of Northampton, and at the deply to him at more serious monents, had cease of his brother John in 1801 he re. equal reason to admire the solidi'y and moved to Wallington. His mind, active acuteness of his judgment. His princi- aud intelligent, capable of investigating ples on every subject were honourable every subject with accurate discriminaaod liberal, and his manners were tine tion and sound judgment, his comprehenimmediate reflection of bis manly, cao sive legal knowledge, his strong relentive did, and affectionate mind.

At every pe

memory, unimpaired to the last, and his riod of his life he preserved the greatest benevolent and liberal disposition, sereverence for the attributes of the Chris cured him the revereuce and love of a lian religion, and the firmest belief in its numerous circle of relations and friends, doctrines; and he expired while iovoking to whom he was ever ready to afford in. the blessing of the Almighty upon those formation or advice :' when he wrote, he around him, still apxious, even at that bad the happy talent of conveying the awful moment, to impart to the objects clearest intelligence in the fewest words. of his warmest love a sbare in the hap His readiog was general and extensive, pidess that was opening to his enjoyment. but Natural History was his favourile

His Lordship was born Dec. 25, 1761; study, and Botany that branch of it to succeeded his brother George Augustus, which he most assiduously devoted himthe late Earl, April 20, 1802; and nar self so early as about the year 1750, fube ried July 19, 1810, Maria, sixth daughter lowing at first the systems of Ray and of the late Thomas Boycott, of Rudge Tournefort, before the systein of Linnaeus Hall, Shropshire, esq. He was a lieut.. was adopted, or scarcely known in Eng. colonel in the army ; high steward of Bao. land; and till within a very short period bury; captain of Deal Castle; and pa of his decease, he continued to exercise teot-comptroller inwards and outwards his admirable faculties in the cultivation and patent searcher of the customs. The of that engaging science. His innumerauthor of the Biographical Peerage ob able MS notes in almost every botanical serves of his Lordship," He possesses work that he possessed, fully testily his the hereditary talents and love of lite extensive and correct knowledge of the rature of his family; and what is bet. science, That portion of his Library rt, er, that hereditary good-cature, bene. laring to Natural History he has bee volence, freedom from guile, opeoness queathed to his Nephew (the sun of his and liberality, which have, for ages, given eldesi bruther), the author of several bu



hart, esq,

tanical publications, to whom the entailed Runcorn, Cheshire, and of Salford, co. family estates in Warwickshire and Nor Lancaster. thamptonshire descend ; his own private Jan 12. At Dunstan Hill, Jobo Carr, fortune, an e-tate in Northamptonshire, esq. Chairman of the Bench of Magishe bas left to another Nephew (the son tratts for the county of Durham ; of his seventh brother) residing in Ox upright magistrale, an affectionate husfordshire, wbo is his Executor and resi. band, a kind father, and benevolent man. duary Legatee.

Suddenly, Rev. Robert Kyffio, rector His loss is sincerely lamented by all of Llanddogel, co. Denbigh. He was his relations and friends; to his servants taken ill while riding to performa morning he was most indulgent, to the poor most service in his owo parish church, and had bountiful. From the commencement of just strength enough to alight from his his last illness, which continued teo days, horse, when he turned into a small cothe distinctly foresaw its inevitable termi tage, and expired in half an bour. nation, and coniemplated it with the com Jun. 14. In Ravonstonedale, Westposure arising from a true sense of reli moreland, aged 92, Mrs. Bounass, widow gion, the recollection of well-spent life, of Rev. J. Bowpass, many years minister and a perfect submission to the will of of that parish. divine Providence. - It may be desirable At Clifton, Dame Anne Miller, relict of here to notice for the benefit of sufferers Sir Thomas Miller, bart. of Glenlee, Lord from calculous complaints, that for the President of the Court of Session of Scot. last 40 years of his life, he constantly land. She was daughier of John Lock. took a decoction of raw coffre*, wbich

Castle Hill. acted as a powerful solvent, afforded bim Jan. 15. At Garrybunden, Sir Richard much benefit, and relieved him from cal. Butler, bart. many years M. P. for the culi during that period in quantity equal county of Carlow. to a half piut measure.

At Riccall, co. York, in his 89th year,

Rev. Joseph Nelson, 50 years vicar of DEATHS.

Skipwith, and curate of Riccall; a firm 1816. AT Delhie, aged 27, Alexander and zealous supporter of the Protestant June 4. Charles Fraser, of the East' Religion, and the British Constitution, as India Company's Civil Service, Bengal, by Law established, in Church and State.; Assistant to the Resident at Delbie, fourth Jan. 20. At the rectory at Eccleston, son of Edward Satchwell Fraser, esq. of Edward Thorny croft, esy. of Thornycroft Ralick, Inverness shire.

Hall, co. Chester. Aug. 16. At Fort Rotterdam, Maca At Edinburgh, Gen. Drummond, of pen, in the East Indies, Lieut. Alexander Stratballan. Irvine, of the East India Company's Ben Jan 21. Ac Bath, G. Lovibond, esq. gal European Regt. eldest son of Maj.. of Manchester-square. gen. Charles Irvine.

At Johaonisberg, aged 76, the Prince Aug. 30. At Calcutta, Charles Des• Hohenlohe-Waldenberg-Bartenstein, Bp. borough, esq. of the East India Com of Breslau. pany's Medical Establishment.

Jan, 22. In the Fleet Prison, where Oct. 20. At Rome, Henry Sapte, esq. he had been confined near eleven years formerly captain in his majesty's 19th ft.

for contempt of the Court of Chancery, Dec. 18. At her daughter's house, at Capt. Green. Pocklington, Yorkshire, aged 72, Mrs. Aged 71, Mrs. Thomas, widow of the Hannah Tate, widow of the late William late Capt. Thomas, North York Militia. Tate, esq. of Flatmanby Grange.

At Hatfield, Thomas Stevenson, esq. 40 At Malta, the wife of Major Fearon, of years Steward to the Marquis of Salisbury. the 31st Regt.

At Clifton, in his 84th year, Col. Ed. Dec. 24. In London, Frances, widow ward Hamilton. of the late Rev. John Robinson, rector of At Buckland, near Lymington, Hants, Stockerston, co. Leicester.

Mrs. Bowles, relict of Chas. Bowles, esq. At Beverley, much and deservedly re. and sister to the late Ll.-gen. Sir Harry spected, Robert Norris, esq. solicitor. Burrard, bart. Dec. 28. Aged 55, John Bury, esq. of Jan. 23. The wife of Rev. Anthony

Hinton, of Norwood, Middlesex, * Boil 36 raw Coffee berries for one Jan. 24. At his mother's residence, hour in a quart of soft, spring, or river Woodcote Park, Sarrey, of a deep decline, water, then bruise the berries and boil Lewis Teissier, esq. formerly of his Ma. them again another bour in the same jesty's 50th foot. water; add thereto a quarter of a tea. In Grafton street East, much respected, spoonfull of the dulcified spirit of vitre, in his 44th year, Mr. Thomas Dermer. and take daily a half pint cup of it at a'y At his father's, George-street, Hanoverhour that is convenient : ils efficacy will square, Pinkstern James, eldest son of Dr. be experienced after taking it livo mon:hs. Janus,


At Ripon, Elizabeth Allanson, daugh. Is sure to none; and, yet, on this " perter of the late Cuthbert Allanson, D. D.

haps," rector of Wath near Ripon.

This “peradventure,” infamous for lies, Jan. 25. At Kingston-upon-Thames, in As on a rock of adamant, we build her 67th year, Mrs. Pearse.

Our mountain hopes ; spin our eternal At Whetstone, in his 81st year, Rev.

scbemes, Richard Neate, formerly of Trinity col As we the fatal sisters would out.spin, lege, Cambridge.

And, big with life's fulurities, expire. Ac Clifton, in his 61 st year, John Camp Mr. H. lived a life of honest and honourbell, esq. formerly of Spotfield and Gibral. able character, his conduct was tar Estates, Jamaica, and of Phill's-bill, plarily correct; the afflicting particulars near New York, America. In Jamaica of his death, sudden and unexpected, be for many years, with the spirit and were most awful, and we trust they may independence that characterized bis life, not prove uninstructive. represented in the House of Assembly Some time after the decease of his wife, the opulent parish of Trelawny; and in by whom he had a family of three sons the private walks of life he was esteemed and one daughter, he resigned a very reand beloved by all who knew him for his putable and lucrative concern to his eldest excellent qualities, among which predo. son, and retired wholly from the cares of minated benevolence, cheerfulness, and a business, to enjoy in his own way the generous solicitude for all around him. comforts of an English gentleman se

At Hastings, the wife of Hoo. Col. Harris. cured by the hard-earned princely for.

At Alresford, the wife of Blastus Godly tune of a successful English trader. la Wright, esq. of the Polygow House near no country in Europe but in England, Southampton.

can the profits of industry confer on their Jan. 26. In Grosvenor-place, Caroline worthy possessor an indepeodence and Dowager Countess of Buckinghamsbire. a respectability almost equal to the Her Ladyship was the sister of the late T. baughtiest privileges and prerogatives of Conolly, the wealthy Irish commoner, and liberal birth: by the unassuming subject daughter of William Conolly, esq. of Strat of this sketch the advantage was justly ton Hall, co. Stafford, by Aune Wentworih, appreciated, and never abused. In the daughter of Thomas, third Earl of Strat. course of his trade he was known to many ford. Her Ladyship had three sons, all families of fortune and distinction, who now dead, and one daughter, viz. Amelia, freely and widely threw open their doors the present Viscountess Castlereag! to his respectful visits, after be quitted

In York-street, St. James's square, the shop. Several years ago, he had the Georgiana Sophia, youngest daughier of inisfortune by a fali to break one of bis Henry Hugh Hoare, esq.

knee.paus : scarcely four years have yet The wife of J. P. Rowe, esq. of the elapsed since by a similar mischance he New River Ofice, London.

fractured the other: In both cases, the Suddenly, aged 34, Mr. William Mor. temperance of his babits and the gentle. rish, of Copthall-court, Throgmorton-st. ness and equability of bis disposition soon

Jan. 26. Oo Sunday evening, about half enabled him to recover to a considerable past eight o'clock, in bis newly-repaired degree a portion of former activity, and he and well furnished house at Brompton, in daily exerted his limited locomotive powers the parish of Kensington, aged sixty-six in slow and short walks about Brompton. years, resigned to his fate, contented Of his childreu Mr. H. was deservedly with life, prepared for death, and full of fond, and to all he was impartially ipdul. hopes of immortality, through faith in the gent; his daughter he happily married mystery of atonement by our Lord Jesus two years ago, his eldest son and succesChrist, the mild and truly venerable Joho sor in trade is also married ; one son died, Holland, esq.-Such events surprise not: and the youngest son he settled in the they seem but ordinary occurrences, the farming line, inuch to the satisfaction of natural effects of natural causes, the re all parties, the very last week previous to solt of one common and inevitable destiny, his owo dissolutiva. To attest a father's decreed by the justice of the Almighty, joy, the good old gentleman gave a little in short, the lot of every sou and daughter ball at his house on Monday, 20th Jaof frail and fallen Man:

nuary; he was himself pleased, and by By Nature's law, what may be, may be his opaffected and exubrrant cheerfuloess Dow;

of temper enlivened the very liveliest heart There's no prerogative in human bours. around him. Do Thursday, 23d, he went la humau hearis what bolder thoughts in the Chelsea Stage to London, where we cap rise,

dined. After dinner, adverting to the Than Man's presumption on to-morrow's theme (next to his views of Heaven) ever dawn?

uppermost in bis thoughts, the happiness Where is to-morrow? In another world. of bis family, he gently avowed his readiFor numbers this is certain; the reverse dess to quit this world for the next, whera

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