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separate collections, one in 1789, the other where he officiated 35 years. in 1791 : among these, his lyrical effusions lished a few single sermons, but no work of possess much merit. His Epigrams fre- particular importance. His death, which quently enlivened the columns of the Morn- happened on the 14th of February, was very ing Chronicle. Died April 14, aged 56. sudden; he expired while attending a

JORDAN, CAMILLE. This celebrated meeting at Dr. Williams's Library, Red orator, and political character, was born at Cross street, convened for the purpose of Lyons, Jan. 11, 1771. He first visited considering Mr. Brougham's projected bill Paris in 1790; and in 1793, when Lyons on the subject of Education. opposed the tyranny of the national con- MAISTRE, Joseph COMTE DE, Mi. vention, first displayed his eloquence. nister of State to his Majesty the King of After the siege of Lyons, he retired to Sardinia, Plenipotentiary to the court of Switzerland, and from thence came to this St. Petersburgh, &c. &c. was born 1753, country, where he formed a connection with at Chambery, of which city he became a Erskine, Fox, &c. and studied our litera- senator in 1787. On the invasion of Swit. ture, legislation, and constitution. Sub- zerland by the French, in 1793, he quitted sequently he went to Germany, where he his native country. In 1799, he followed also became acquainted with several of the the King of Sardinia to the island of that first literati. In 1800, he was recalled to name, and, in 1803, was appointed plenipoFrance, and opposed the pretensions of tentiary to the Russian court, where he conBuonaparte, then First Consul. During tinued till 1817. His writings have done the imperial government, he lived in entire much for the cause of catholicism ; and no seclusion, occupied solely with literary pur- one has scrutinized Voltaire more keenly. suits. Attached to the Bourbons, he en- Died at Turin, Feb. 15. deavoured to promote their restoration, MALHAM, Rev. Jonx, vicar of 1814. Died 19th of May, in his 51st year. Helton, in Dorsetshire, was a native of

KEATS, John, a young man of dis. Craven, in Yorkshire; at the Grammartinguished genius as a poet. He died at school of which place he received his eduRome on the 28th of February, 1821, in cation. He wrote and edited a variety of the 25th year of his age. His works are, useful publications. 66 Poems,

published in 1817; En- MARCHENA, ABBÈ DE, died at Madymion, published in 1818; and Lamia, drid, in February; for a sketch of his chaand other poems, published in 1820. racter, see page 314 of our 4th Volume. Memoirs of his life are announced, to be MORGAN, Rev. THOMAS, DD. was accompanied with a selection from his a native of Langharm, Caermarthenshire, unpublished manuscripts, which, when they where he was born in 1752. Independent. appear, will be so particularly noticed in ly of being the author of some Discourses this Magazine as to render any further and Hymns, Dr. Morgan wrote for several account at this time unnecessary.

years the Reviews of Foreign and Domes. King, FRANCES ELIZABETH. This tic Literature in the New Annual Register; excellent woman, who was relict of the late many of the articles in the General BiograRev. Richard King, and sister to Sir Tho- phy, commenced by Dr. Enfield, and submas Bernard, was author of A Tour in sequently carried on by Dr. Aikin, &c. France, 1803; and of several religious and and was likewise a frequent contributor to moral publications ; viz. The Beneficial the Gentleman's Magazine. Died July Effects of the Christian Temper on Human 21, in his 61st year. Happiness.--Female Scripture Characters. MURRAY, CHARLES, an actor of con2 vols. 18mo, &c. Died Dec. 23, aged 64. siderable talent, was son of Sir John Mur.

Knox, VICESIMUS, DD. a distin- ray, Bart. of Broughton, Secretary to the guished writer on subjects of education and Pretender, 1745. He was originally inBelles Lettres. His Essays obtained for tended for the medical profession, but his him great reputation by the eloquence of attachment to the Drama induced him to the language and style; his Winter Even- relinquish his original destination. ings' Lucubrations are also a very agreeable Neilson, Rev. W., DD. MRIA. collection of papers on literary topics. He Author of several useful publications for also formed those popular compilations the schools ; Greek Exercises, and Key ; Greek Elegant Extracts, Prose, Verse, and Epis- Idioms exhibited in Select Passages from tles. As a writer on religious subjects and the best Authors, 8vo. ; Elements of En. divinity, he has not published much ; but glish Grammar; besides these, he wrote an his productions in this line have been high- Întroduction to the Irish Language and some ly commended by those two eminent pre- single Sermons. lates, Horsley and Porteus. In his poli- PAGE, R. M. at one period an artist of tical opinions Dr. Knox was a whig some celebrity, terminated his existence in Born Dec. 8, 1752 : died Sept. 6.

poverty about the latter end of last year. LINDSAY, REV. JAMES, DD. was a PALMIERI, ABBATE VINCENZO, Pronative of Scotland, and succeeded the cele- fessor of Theology at Pisa and Pavia, ob. brated Dr. Fordyce as pastor of the pres- tained considerable notoriety by supporting byterian congregation in Monkwell-street, doctrines not very favourable to the Church


of Rome. Isis Treatise on Indulgencies are indisputable proofs of his genius, and has been translated into several languages; will perpetuate his name. M. Dupin has but the work which has conferred on him published a necrological memoir of him, most honour is his Treatise on the Truths Died October 4. of the Gospel.

Rich, CLAUDIUS J., late resident of PERRY, JAMES, a distinguished pub- the East India Company at Bagdad, to lic journalist, of whom some account was which office he was raised before he had given in our Number for January. To completed his 17th year, in consequence of Mr. Perry belongs the honour of having his uncommon literary attainments and raised the character of the daily press in great merit. His Memoirs of Ancient Ba. respectability, giving to it an influence bylon display great historical erudition. it did not before possess. He also con. Died at Shiraz, October 5, aged 35. siderably improved the whole system and RIGBY, EDWARD, MD. An account routine of newspapers, rendering them is given of this gentleman at page 683 of a much more prompt channel of intelli- our fourth volume. gence than formerly. Independently of his RODRIGUEZ, an eminent Spanish Asimmediate professional studies, lie pos- tronomer. He was appointed by the Spasessed a general taste for elegant literature, rish government to assist Biot and Arago of which there is sufficient proof in a very in measuring an arc of the meridian ; and extensive and valuable collection of books was for some time engaged in astronomical which he had formed, and which have pursuits at both London and Paris. Died, since his death been disposed of by public aged about 45. auction. Died December 5th, in his 65th SALMON, ROBERT, (born at Stratfordyear.

upon-Avon, 1763,) deserves to be recordPECHEUX, LAURENCE, first painter ed, on account of his numerous mechanical to his Majesty the King of Sardinia, direc- improvements for the purposes of agricul. tor of the school of painting, member of tural and rural economy. Died Oct. 9. the Royal Academy of Sciences, and Knight Scott, John. The particulars of the of the order of St. Maurice and Lazarus. life of this gentleman, author of The Of his talents as an artist he has left a Visit to Paris, Paris Revisited, The House fine monument in the beautiful Frescoes of Mourning, a poem, and late editor of which he executed at the Villa Borghese. the London Magazine, are too important Died at Turin, in July.

to be given in that brief space to which Piozzi, HESTER LYNCH. This lady our present article would limit us. We will not be remembered so much for her wait with anxiety for the appearance of own productions as for having been, dur- memoirs of his life, from the pen of one ing a long series of years, the friend of who is of all persons the most competent the celebrated Johnson. As a writer, to undertake such a work, and when these though occasionally lively, she is fre- are published, we shall recur to the subquently frivolous and flippant. Died Mayject. 2, aged 82.

Scott, HELENUS, MD. of the Hon. POLIDORI, J.W.MD., author of the East India Company, and First Member Vampyre, a tale, which on its first ap- of the Medical Board of Bombay. Dr. pearance was assigned to Lord Byron; Scott was an admirable chemist, and as a an Essay on Positive Pleasure ; Ximenes, practical physician did much for the study or the Wreath ; the War of the Angels ; of Pathology. It is to him that we are and a few other poctical productions. Died indebted for the practice of exhibiting, both suddenly at his lodgings in Great Pulteney, internally and externally, the nitric and street.

nitro-muriatic acids, as well as other agents Rennie, Joux, was born June 7th, of a similar nature, in siphilitic and hepatic 1761, at Preston Kirk, in the county of diseases, and in maladies incidental to the East Lothian, Scotland. In his earliest climate of India. Died November 16, on youth he discovered a taste for mechanics, his voyage to Van Diemen's Land. and commenced life as a millwright, but Scott, Rev. THOMAS, Rector of Asfortunately soon afterwards connected him- ton Sandford, Bucks, born at Brayloft, self with the late Mr. Watt, the inventor near Spilsby, in Lincolnshire, February, of the steam-engine. On the death of Mr. 1747, was author of several valuable theoSmeaton, Mr. Rennie succeeded him in logical and religious works. His Force of many public works, and was soon at the Truth is a popular publication, and has head of the list of civil engineers. He had been frequently translated. Many of his now sufficient scope for the exertion of his writings were in reply to the objections talents ; nor did he neglect the opportunity raised against Christianity by infidel and that now presented itself of acquiring fame speculative authors ; such are his Answer as well as emolument. The London and to Paine ; Rights of God, &c.; but he East India docks, the harbours of Ports- will be best known as a commentator on the mouth, Plymouth, Liverpool, Leith, &c. Holy Scriptures. His edition of the Fathe Bell Rock Light-house, the Quay at mily Bible, on which he was employed Woolwich, above all, the Waterloo bridge, for thirty-three years, has been frequently re-printed, and is a work of great ability VorgT, JEAN CHARLES GUILLAUME, and merit.

was an excellent naturalist, and director of STEPHENS, ALEXANDER. This gen- the mines at Ilmenau, on the subject of tleman, who was a native of Elgin, in which he wrote an Essay, his latest pro. Scotland, where he was born, 1757, was duction. He died at Ilmenau, January 1, educated to the profession of the law, in his 68th year. which he abandoned for that of literature. WALKER, ADAM, Lecturer on Natural Mr. Stephens was an author from choice, and Experimental Philosophy. This gentlebeing possessed handsome property.

man invented a variety of useful contrivances, Died February 24.

machines, &c. viz. engines for raising waSTEVENSON, WILLIAM, FAS., was a ter; improved method of pumping vessels at bookseller at Norwich, and for many years sea ; wind and steam carriages; the emproprietor of the Norfolk Chronicle. He pyreal air-stove; the celestina harpsicord; was much attached to archæological pur- the eidouranion ; the rotary lights on the cits, and the study of ancient architecture, Scilly Islands ; ' a boat to work against to wiich he contributed much by his valu- the stream ; a curious weather gauge, &c. able supplement to his edition of Bentham's Died February 11, aged 90. Ely. Died April 13, in his 720 year. WALTERS, Joux, Architect. His

STOTHART, CHARLES ALFRED, son principal works are, a beautiful Chapel, in of Thomas Stothard, Esq. RA. was an the pointed style, on the London Hospital artist and antiquary of considerable cini- estate; the Auction Mart, by the Bank; nence. His pencil was chiefly employed and the Parish Church of St. Paul, Shadin delineating specimens of ancient cos- well. In naval architecture he invented a tume, and on similar subjects, which diagonal truss, with metal braces to be were most congenial to his predilection for placed on the bottom of the vessels. A antiquarian inquiry. Of this description discovery of considerable importance. Died is his Monumental Effigies of Great Bri- at Brighton, October 4, aged 39. tain, a work of great interest, and supply- WEBER, AxSELA. This celebrated ing much information. In 1819 Mr. Sto- composer was born at Manheim, 1766 ; thard exhibited to the Society of Antiqua. he was at first destined for the church, and ries his drawings from the Bayeux Tapes- passed through a course of theological try, accompanied with an Historical Me- studies, but his attachment to music premoir. A short time previous to his death ponderated, and determined him to emhe had contemplated a work intended to brace that as his profession. He afterillustrate the reign of Elizabeth. On the wards travelled with the celebrated Abbe 28th of May, while copying a window in Vogel through Holland, England, Denthe church of Bere Ferrers, for a series of mark, Norway, and Sweden ; became di. illustrations of the county of Devon, in rector of the band at the theatre at Berlin ; Lyson's Magna Britannia, the ladder on and subsequently, on his return from Paris, which he stood broke, and, falling against in 1805, was appointed leader at the Chaa monument, he was killed on the spot. pel Royal at Berlin. He set to music

THURSTON, John, was a native of many of the pieces of Göethe and Schiller ; Scarborough; he designed a number of for the last he composed the music of Her. book-plates for popular works. Died, aged mann and Thusnelda. His operas had 48.

great success. Died March 23. Twiss, RICHARD. This amusing tourist WHITAKER, Rev. Thomas DUNHAM, was born at Rotterdam, April 26, 1747, LLD. FSA., an eminent Antiquary, Hiswhere his father, who was an eminent torian, and Classical Scholar. In the English merchant, resided. His works former character he has been excelled by are Travels in Portugal and Spain, 2 vols. few with respect to research, interest, in8vo. 1772; Tour in Ireland, 1775; Ttip formation, and taste : in proof of this

, it to Paris, 1792; Anecdotes of Chess, 1792; is but necessary to name his histories of Miscellanics, 2 vols. 8vo. 1005. Died Whalley, Craven, and Richmondshire, and March 5.

Loidis in Elmete. As a writer of moVENINI, (L'Abbate) Francesco, Pro- dern Latinity, his De Motu per Britan. fessor of the University of Parma, was a niam Civico is a work that confers honour mathematician, philologist, and poet, and

Born, June 5, 1759, at the author of several highly esteemed works. Rainham, Norfolk. Died, December 18, Died at Milan, April 5, aged 83.

aged 63. Vince, Rey. ARCHDEACON, MA. ZETLITZ, JENS, was a native of Nor. FRS. Plumian Professor of Astronomy at way, and a Danish poet of some eminence. the University of Cambridge, known' by Some of his lyric effüsions are esteemed the his various writings on astronomical and happiest specimens in this class of poetry mathematical subjects.

that Denmark has produced. Born 1761.

on his pen.


There is no foreign news this will consider all vessels as wilfully month of any interest whatever. By contravening this her claim which the arrival of a Gottenburgh Mail, it have left an European port since last is stated, that a declaration was ex- March, or shall leave an American pected at St. Petersburgh to be im- port after the 1st of July next. The mediately issued by the Emperor Americans have expressed their great Alexander, detailing the steps which amazement at this claim, and declare he had taken for the maintenance of that the territorial line between the peace, and that this was to be follow- two countries ought to have been ed by some important decision, as to settled by commissioners appointed the nature of which, however, we are on each side. To this the Russian left in the dark. The Paris papers negotiator replies, that Russia being state, that the language of the Porte herself very well acquainted with the had latterly become pacific; that in line of boundary, had no occasion to a note lately addressed by the Reis give or take any trouble on the subEffendi to the English ambassador ject. America, as might be expect and the Internuncio, the Divan ac- ed, dissents from this logic, and knowledges the obligation which it threatens desperate deeds if the Rusis under of conforming to treaties and sian claims shall be acted on. Thus of evacuating the principalities, which matters stand at present. latter operation it states shall be com- His Algerine Highness threatens a menced without delay. There is not, declaration of war against Spain, on however, one word to which we can the alleged smallness of the tribute affix any official authenticity. which he at present receives from

In France affairs continue in the that country! What does this Ultra same unsettled state, in which pro- Legitimate savage demand tribute bably they will remain until the for? It would however be a thoudeath of the present king. An elec- sand pities that he and Ferdinand tion tumult of a serious nature took should quarrel. place at Lyons, during which the The last arrivals from the United military were called out, the cele- States bring intelligence of rather an brated Marseillois hymn was sung, unpleasant nature from China. It and cries of Vive Napoleon II. were seems there has been a serious differuttered. These are portentous omens. ence between Captain Richardson, of The elections for the Chamber of De- his Britannic Majesty's frigate To. puties have terminated in Paris and paze, and the native Chinese. The its adjoining department almost en- dispute arose at the village of Lintin, tirely in favour of the Liberals; Tal- about twenty miles above Macao. leyrand and

De Cazes have both late- The frigate's boats had gone on shore ly been to Court, and by their junc- to water, when some difference arose tion it is supposed the Ultras will be between the seamen and the natives, dispossessed of power. The head of who attacked the crew with bamboos the late administration, the Duke de and other weapons.

Under these Richelieu, died after twenty-four circumstances, Captain Richardson hours' illness of a brain fever; he was felt under the necessity of opening a a man of mediocre talents, but high fire in order to cover the retreat of in the confidence of Louis.

his crew, the result of which was, We are likely, it seems, to have the that thirteen of the Chinese were novel spectacle of a war between either killed or wounded. The friRussia and America. The dispute gate and a large country ship were has arisen with respect to some ter- left lying at Lintin with their boardritorial arrangements. Russia claimsing netting up, under apprehension the sovereignty of the whole North of an attack from the natives. West Coast of America within cer- Russia has just promulgated a tain points, and prohibits the en- most rigorous Tariff, by which altrance of any foreign ships within the most every article of British manuspace claimed, and declares that she facture is excluded from her ports !

The accounts from Ireland assum- Dublin. He is a good man, a learned ed latterly so distressing a character, divine, and possessed of consummate that the English people have felt ability; his work on the Atonement themselves bound to come forward is considered one of the most learned and alleviate the affliction as far as theological productions of the cenwas possible. London, ever forward tury. in every office of patriotism and hu- · The Prince and Princess of Denmanity, set the example, which has mark have arrived in England, and been most liberally followed by al- were received most hospitably and most every part of the kingdom. A magnificently at Court. Rumour princely subscription is hourly ac- ascribes their visit to a nationally ineumulating, the first fruits of which teresting cause. have been already transmitted to the The printers and publishers of the wretched sufferers, and have, we hope, John Bull Newspaper have been long ere this, alleviated the miseries sentenced to three months' imprisonof many. Feeling as we do the most ment, and a fine of 100l. each, for unqualified admiration of the noble libels on the late Queen. One of and characteristic spirit which origi- them, who put in an affidavit of ill nated this munificence, we are yet health, had his sentence commuted to bound to ask why it is that Ireland a fine of 300l. should call for its exercise? Why is Our Parliamentary report for the it that a country which ought to be last month contains much matter of the main stay of the British empire, importance. The Chancellor of the should prove only a burthen and an Exchequer having pledged himself to affliction? Why is it, that an island the reduction of two millions of the upon which Providence has literally existing taxes, proposed a scheme for squandered every blessing of soil, of the purchase of decreasing annuities climate, and of facilities both for ma- on naval and military pensions to the nufactures and commerce, should amount of five millions, out of the thus stand a naked, desolate, and fa- fund arising from which he proposed mishing pauper before the world! to meet the intended reduction. Burely there must be some reason for The contract, however, after having this phenomenon.

been successively offered in vain to The Lord Primate of Ireland is the Bank, the South Sea company, just dead. He met his death in a and the speculative part of the commanner melancholy enough, having mercial community, fell to the ground. received laudanum in place of medi. Under these circumstances, the micine by mistake from the hands of nister has proposed to meet the his wife, whose affliction since a- emergency in the following manner. mounts almost to derangement. The Out of the 5,000,0001. by which these Bishop's will has been proved, and pensions are now defrayed, he intends his personal property sworn to be that 2,800,000l. should be paid for under 220,0001.!! It was Fene- forty-five years to public commislon, we think, who, when on his sioners appointed for that purpose, death-bed, being asked whether he and that those commissioners should, would not make a will, replied “ No, from time to time, sell so much of I die as a Christian Bishop ought to such annuities every year as may endie, without money and without able them to pay the annually dedebts.” The late Primate of Ireland creasing amount of the pensions. As was the youngest brother of Lord to the reduction in the taxes, the Bute. The Archbishop of Cashel is first tax to be taken off is the salt also dead, and so is Doctor O’Beirne, tax. This tax at present amounts the Bishop of Meath. The latter to fifteen shillings a bushel, which is was a Roman Catholic priest once. now to be reduced to two, thereby They have a saying in Ireland, al- causing a diminution of thirteen. luding to their religious incapacities, Government surrenders by this rethat the Protestant religion is the best duction a revenue of 1,300,000l. and to live in, and the Catholic to die in. retains 200,0001.; as the present aWe are glad to hear that Doctor mount of the tax is estimated at Magee, the Bishop of Rapboe, is to 1,500,000l. be promoted to the Archdiocese of The next reduction is in the lea

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