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der and anxious mother, a kind and sin- 280, and 331, and XV. 112.) This lady cere friend, few could equal her; and, had a great dislike to eulogies of the dead when iu tolerable health, she was never in the public prints, and enjoined her happier than in being employed iu useful surviving friends to avoid all comment in and benevolent works. At the head of announcing her own departure. an affectionate and united family, her life
T'estentur pauperes. might, perhaps, have afforded' her as much enjoyment as is usually met with in this transient and chequered state, had it not pleased the Divine Providence to
Dec. 6, at Stoke Newington, in his 75th visit her with personal affliction. During
year, JOHN AIKIN, M. D., well known to the last fifteen years of her life, her
the world by his numerous elegant and health had been extremely delicate, but and the head of a family which perhaps
useful contributions to English literature, more particularly so for the six years has done more than any other family in previous to her decease; within which period her complaints were frequently
England for the promotion of knowledge attended with the most excruciating pains.
and the gratification of the literary taste. Yet in the midst of her sufferings, her A memoir of this valuable writer is condaily and hourly prayer was, not so much
templated by his relatives, and when it to be released from them, as to be en
appears we shall extract from it sonic dued with strength patiently to bear that
biographical particulars. which her Heavenly Father allotted her. She was thus passing away the evening of
- 8, at Firle, near Lewes, Sussex, Mr. life in the practice of piety, when it John Marten, in the 70th year of his pleased God to deprive her of her be
age. For many years he regularly assenloved partner.
bled with the Unitarians in the Chapel at The friend and companion of fifty years
Southover, Lewes, and was highly esteemcould not be resigned without a struggle ed and respected by Christians of various too severe for her enfeebled frame, and denominations. His mild and unassumalthough she still bowed in submission to ing demeanour, his humility of mind and the will of Heaven, yet her spirits and
natural sweetness of temper, could not cheerfulness forsook her, ayd she waited for her summons to depart hence and be all who knew him. He passed through
but engage the esteem and affection of more than they that watch
many weeks of languor, weakness and for the morning."
decay, without a single murmur of impaAnd here it is impossible not to potice tience, and at length closed his eyes in the display of God's goodness, even in the death with hope and resignation. His afflictive dispensation which deprived her remains were committed to the receptafamily of a beloved parent, and which cles of mortality at Ditchling, on the folmust tend powerfully to soothe their lowing Sabbath, when the Rev. James minds under the loss which they have Tapliu, of Lewes, preached on the occasustained.
sion from Heb. xiii. 14. The near approach of the destroyer was attended with no terrors, no painful suspense, no excruciating pains, for she
23, at Homerlon, Mr. JOHN CLENretired to rest in the evening at her usual NELL, aged 50. He was a native of Newhour, amidst the blessings of her chil- castle-upon-Tyne, where he was for a dren, to awake, in the morning, in the considerable period engaged in one of the world of spirits, and to joiu the iunumer- manufactures of that town; but the arable company of those, who, having come dour of his mind impelled him to the pre“ out of great atfiction," “ will hunger ference of literary pursuits, and in these no more, nor will they thirst any more; and in the congenial labours of tuition, nor will the sun strike ou them, or any his latter years were solely employed. heat. For the Lamb that is toward the His thirst of knowledge was very great, midst of the throne will be their shepherd, nor less his desire of its diffusion for and will lead them to fountains of waters general good. (See a Letter of his on of life ; and God will wipe away all tears Subscription Libraries, Vol. III. p. 132.) from their eyes."
He published many years ago an Essay C. R. on the Disclosure of the Processes of
Manufactures,” first read to the Literary
and Philosophical Society of his native Dec. 3, at Barrington, in Somersetshire, town, of which, as of several other simiat the advanced age of 91, Mrs. HANNAH lar institutions in Scotland, he was a WEBB, relict of the late Francis Webb, member. For some time he conducted Esq. (See Mon. Repos. XI, 70, 189, a periodical work, devoted to his favous
rite object of making the secrets of arts July 8, at Calcutta, T. F. MIDDLETON, and manufactures public property. He D.D. F. R. S., Bishop of that Diocese. was also a contributor to several of the He was interred with great solemnity in Cyclopædias. Natural diffidence of man- St. John's Cathedral. ner prevented him from making the most advantage of his respectable powers of mind; but he was ever forward to re
At Venice, Oct. 12, ANTONIO Canova, commend and prepared to assist every
the great sculptor. He had arrived there plan for bettering the condition of his from Rome on the 4th, when he was fellow-creatures, towards all of whom, seized with the illness that terminated his whatever were their opinions, he indulged life. He died with the utmost resigna. truly friendly sentiments. His own faith tion. In a codicil to his will, he ordered as a Christian was steady, and confidence his body to be interred in his native place in the Divine Government was his sup- of Passagno, and his heart to be depo port under all his troubles and amic-sited at the Imperial Royal Academy of tions. As his life appeared to draw to a Fine Arts at Venice, of which he was Chief close, he was anxious that his family Presideut. The funeral obsequies were should take notice that he found in the very splendid. Canova is said to hare Unitarian scheme of the gospel all that devoted a great part of his fortune to fainting nature could desire. His end benevolent uses. With the title of Mar. was calm and placid ; his last thoughts chese, the Pope couferred upon him 3000 and affections were Christian, and there- piastres of rent, the whole of which he fore happy.
dedicated to the support and encouragement of poor deserving artists. He was
building a church in his native village, Dec. 26, at his residence, Walthamstow, to complete. This edifice is to be en
which he is reported to have left funds after a long, honourable and useful life, riched and ornamented with some of his SAMUEL THORP, Esq., at the age of 85. He was the father of Alderman Thorp,
greatest works. and one of the oldest liverymen of London. He distinguished himself in the city, Lately, (Dec. 1821,) at Shires, in Pere many years ago, as the supporter of the sia, Dr. 'TAYLOR, formerly a Missionary. principles of liberty, and as the friend of the late Alderman Coomb, the only representative of London who adhered to Lately, in the Island of Jamaica, aged the politics of Mr. Fox, during several 44, Dr. SAMUEL FOTHERGILL, for many successive parliaments.
years a physician of eminence in London. He went to Jamaica for a change of cli
mate, where he practised his profession Deaths Abroad.
with success for many years. May 27, at Malacca, the learned and Lately, on his way to Geneva, ALEXrespected Chinese Missionary, Dr. MILNE, ANDER MARCETT, M. D. F. R.S., Honofour days after his return from Sincapore rary Professor of Chemistry at Genera, and Penang, which islands he had visited and some years eminent as a physician with the hope of recovery.
in Russell Square.
The accounts of the treasurer were
laid before the meeting, duly audited by Manchester College, York. Mr. Edward Hanson and Mr. S. D. Dar The thirty-sixth annual meeting of the bishire, and were allowed. trustees of this institution was held in Unanimous votes of thanks were then the Cross-Street Chapel Rooms, Man- passed to the President, Vice-Presidents, chester, on Friday the 2nd of August last, Visitors, Committee, and other officers, John Touchet, Esq. in the chair. for their valuable services during the past
The proceedings of the Committee year; after which the following officers since the last annual meeting of the were elected for the year ensuing, viz. trustees were read, approved of and Joseph Strutt, Esq. of Derby, President; confirmed.
James Touchet; Esq. of Broomhouse,
near Manchester, Peter Martineau, Esq. son of Martineau, Esq. of Norwich, of St. Albau's, Daniel Gaskell, Esq. of entered the College at the comniencement Lupsett, near Wakefield, Abraham Cromp- of the present session as a student for too, Esq. of Lune Villa, near Lancaster, the ministry on his own foundation, and the Rev. John Yates, of Tosteth Park, Mr. Arthur Tozer Cloutt, son of the Rev. near Liverpool, and the Rev. John Ken- Thomas Cloutt, of London, has been subtish, of the Woodlands, near Birmingham, sequently admitted on the foundation of Vice-Presidents ; George William Wood, the Hackney Education Fund, procured Esq. of Platt, Treasurer ; Thomas Ro. for him on the recommendation of the binson, Esq. of Manchester, Chairman of Rev. Thomas Belsham. Applications for the Committee ; Mr. Samuel D. Darbi- admission for the session commencing in shire and the Rev. John James Tayler, September 1823, accompanied by the reof Manchester, Secretaries; and Mr. quisite testimonials, should be addressed Samuel Kay and Mr. Joseph Mason, Au- to the Secretaries before the 1st of May ditors. The office of Visitor continues to next. be filled by the Rev. William Turner, of The Treasurer's report of the state of Newcastle; and the trustees have much the funds was, on the whole, a satisfacpleasure in stating, that the Rev. Lant tory one. The difference between the Carpenter, LL.D. of Bristol, has accepted discontinued and new subscriptions during the office of Assistant Visitor for the cur- the last year was stated to be 188. 6d. in rent year. The Rev. Joseph Hutton, favour of the College. The congregaB. A. of Leeds, and the Rev. Johu Gooch tional collections during the same period Robbards, were appointed Public Exa. have produced 1091. 68. 8d., and the beminers, with a request, to which they nefactions, including 241. 88. from Felhave subsequently acceded, that Mr. Hut- lowship Funds, amount to the sum of ton should attend the Easter and Mr. 123. 188. On the general statement of Robberds the Christmas examination. the accounts there appears to be a ba• The Committee of the last year was lance due to the treasurer of 1171. 98. 10d. re-elected, with the exception of the Rev. At this meeting, a series of resolutions William Johns, Mr. Robert Philips, Jun., was passed, in reference to the permaand Mr. James Potter, who are succeeded nent fund, which had been previously a by Mr. John Touchet, Mr. Robert H. subject of consideration with the Com. Gregg, the Rev. J. J. Tayler, all of Man- mittee, and had been by them strongly chester, and the Rev. Arthur Dean, of recommended to the adoption of the Stand.
trustees. These resolutions, which are The Deputy Treasurers were also res given at length below, the trustees conelected, with the exception of Alfred sider very important, and they are inEstlin, Esq. of Bristol, who has resigned duced to believe that they will contribute his office. 'He is succeeded by the Rev. much to the permanence and welfare of Dr. Carpenter: and Thomas Eyre Lee, the College. Esq. of Birmingham, and the Rev. George Resolved unanimously, B. Wawne, of Bridport, are appointed That a large proportion of the proDeputy Treasurers for their respective perty of the College consists of buildings places of residence.
which are subject to a gradual decrease The divinity students in the College of value, and that the existing practice during the past session were fifteen in of making a regular deduction of 24 per number, all on the foundation. Of these, cent. per annum from the current estiMr. Edmund Kell has completed his mated value of the buildings in Mancourse, and entered upon the duties of chester, and a regular deduction of 77 his profession as a Protestant Dissenting per cent. per annum from the current Minister,-and Mr. John Smale, the trus- estimated value of the buildings in York, tees regret to state, has been under the is judicious and proper, and ought to be necessity of retiring from the College in continued. consequence of ill health. Of the several
That it is highly important to the percandidates for admission on the founda. manent prosperity of the College, ihat tion, three have been received into the the money value of its property should College on probation, viz. Mr. Edward be maintained at its present amount, Talbot, son of Mr. John Talbot, of independent of such future additions as Leeds; Mr. Robert Brook Aspland, M.A. the generosity of its friends, or any other of the University of Glasgow, son of the cause, may enable the trustees to make Rev. Robert Aspland, of Hackney; and thereto. Mr. John Stowe of Birmingham; making That it is the opinion of this meeting, the present number of students on the that an addition should be annually made foundation sixteen. Mr. - Martineau, to the permanent fund, out of the curreut ncome of the College, the amount of spacious vestry to contain the Subscripwhich should not be less than the amount tion Library, amounting to about 400 of the annual allowance made for depre- volumes, and a room over for the Sunday ciation on buildings, viz. 24 per cent. on Schools. Upwards of £1100 have been the current estimated value of the Man- expended on these objects, and they hope chester buildings, and 74 per cent. on to defray the whole expense without apthe current estimated value of the York pealing to other congregations for assistbuildings.
ance; but to accomplish this, their aid That the said addition to the perma- must necessarily be withholden for the nent fund should be over and above the present from objects which have strong addition vow annually made thereto of claims on Christian benevolence. the surplus income of the long annuities. The proprietor of the Crown Assembly
In pursuance of the abore resolutions, Rooms in the most liberal mauper althe sum of 3261. was voted to the per- lowed them to be used by the congregamanent fund, being the amount of the lion gratuitously for several months, till depreciation on the estimated value of the chapel was re-opened on the 27th of the Manchester and York buildings since October. On that occasion the Rev. W. the last annual meeting.
Hughes, of the Isle of Wight, and the The chair was then taken by T. B. W. Rev. J. Fullagar, of Chichester, (whose Sanderson, Esq., and the thanks of the labours, in connexion with other minismeeting were unanimously voted to John ters, at the Fortnightly Lectures estaTouchet, Esq. for his services as President. blished in Portsen and the suburbs, have
S. D. DARBISHIRE,
effectually promoted the spread of UnitaSecretaries,
rianism,) preached in the morning and Manchester, August 1822.
evening to crowded assemblies. Mr. Ful lagar shewed wherein the true glory of
a Christian church should consist. Mr. Unitarian Congregation, Portsmouth. Hughes pointed out the advantages ari
The state of the Unitarian Congrega- sing from just views of the Divine chation in this town affords the most encou- racter. The gratitude due to those who raging proof, that the views of Christian erected the chapel in 1717, was well entruth entertained by them are well adapt. forced; and a hope expressed that the ed to the spiritual wants of mankind “glory of the second house" would be generally. By adopting every allowable greater than that of “the first." The means of exciting public attention, then society were congratulated on their dislaying open the pure and simple doctrines tinguishing name being now inscribed on of the Gospel in a plain, earnest, and the front of the building; and the Divine familiar manner, contrasting them with blessing implored that it might be as a prevailing errors, avoiding abstruse dis. house of refuge for the disconsolate and cussions, and constantly appealing to the those who are wearied with the weight Scriptures, the place of worship which was of superstition; an asylum for the persefor many years considered the gate of cuted, and a standard for in-gathering perdition, and frequented chiefly by a few the house of Israel. families of the educated classes, is become
D. B. P. the regular resort of nearly a thousand persons of all ranks and conditions, who
We noticed in our last the intended gladly avail themselves of the instructive ministry of the venerable minister, (the Houghton in the ensuing month of
resignation of the Rev. PENDLEBURY Rev. Russell Scott,) and delight to bring March, as one of the ministers of the up their families and their friends to the worship of the one living and true God.
congregation meeting in Paradise Street Under these circumstances, some anx
Chapel, in Liverpool. We are informed iety was felt in the beginning of the pre, fied his desire to retire at the same time.
that the Rev. JOHN YATES has also signisent year, at finding the ancient chapel And we farther learn, that it is the inso much in need of repairs, that it could no longer be used in safety. Aided by tention of the congregation to have only the very munificent donations of indivi- one minister in future. duals and families connected with the society, although several of them non-re- By the death of Mr. SMYTH, (son-insidents, the congregation has been ena. law of the late Duke of Grafton,) a bled to put a new roof on the building, vacancy was created in the representation and otherwise repair and improve it, in a of the University of Cambridge in Parliamanner promising safety and comfort for ment. A new election took place on the a century to come. They have added a 26th and 27th of November. The can
didates were three in number ; two who the city. He appealed for protection to started having withdrawn, viz.the Speaker the Emperor of Russia, who granted him of the House of Commons, Mr. C. MAN- a licence to remain. l'he Duke of WelNERS SUTTON, (son of the Archbishop of lington is also said to have befriended Canterbury,) who found a legal impedi- him. His object was to induce the conment arising from his office in his way, gress to agree on some measure for the and Mr. R. Grant, brother to the late effectual extirpation of the Slave Trade. Secretary for Ireland, who gave up from He was listened to with kindness by the finding his sentiments in favour of Catho- northern Autocrat, and permission was lic emancipation an obstacle to success. granted him to translate and circulate The three who went to the poll were Mr. amongst the “ gods on earth," and their BANKES, son of Mr. Bankes, proprietor satellites, the address on this subject of and member for Corfe Castle, who which was issued by the Quakers at their has lately written a Roman History, last yearly meeting. The condescension which the Quarterly Review has merci- of Alexander caused WILLIAM ALLEN to lessly corn to pieces, Lord HERFEY, and be bowed to by the high-born nobles Mr. SCARLETT, the Barrister. Mr. Bankes attending on majesty; and the people of depended upon the interest of the clergy, Verona, seeing that he received obeisances excited in his favour by his well-known from the great in the public streets withopposition to the Catholic claims; Lord out returning them, naturally enough Hervey seems to have relied upon family concluded that the immoveable broad interest and upon ministerial and aristo- brim was the symbol of some high ecclecratic support; Mr. Scarlett canvassed as siastical dignity, and that the unbending a Whig. The number of votes was as wearer was the patriarch of some religion follows:
prevailing a long way off. Mr. Bankes
420 Lord Hervey
280 Mr. Scarlett
The Baptist Magazine lately gave a list The first-named gentleman was, of course, of the Particular Baptist Churches in declared duly elected, and Cambridge England and Wales at four periods. In may vie with Oxford in its “No Popery" 1771, they were 251; in 1794, 379; in antipathies.
1811, 537 ; and in 1820, 672. In the first period, it is stated that the largest
Baptist Churches in London had not more At the late election of Lord Rector of than 150 members, whereas now several The University of Glasgow, the candidates have more than 400. were Sir WALTER SCOTT and Sir JAMES MACKINTOSH, and the liberal principles and feelings of the students were mani- that a monument shall be erected to the
The Fox Club has unanimously voted fested by the result. The votes were nearly three to one in favour of Sir memory of the late Mr. PERRY, proprieJAMES MACKINTOSH, who was accordingly for his faithful exertions in the cause of
tor and editor of The Morning Chronicle, elected. Mr. Jeffrey, the late Lord the people, and for his constant and uniRector, gave his vote for this gentleman, form adherence to the principles of Mr. expressly stating that he did so upon
Fox. public grounds. Only two of the Professors supported the Whig candidate, viz. Messrs. MUIRARAD and SANDFORD. This election will convince Sir WALTER SCOTT
Close of the Year, 1822. that the finest talents and the greatest CONSIDERABLE gloom hangs over the literary popularity may be nullified, even opening year. At home, there are peace amongst the young, who are most likely and plenty, but the depression of agrito set a high value upon them, by poli- culture fills a large body of the people tical subserviency.
with apprehension and trouble, and the uncertainty of property, occasioned by a
change in the value of the currency, tends AMONGST the visitors at Verona, du- to discourage commerce, and to unsettle ring the late congress of the Holy Alliance, all plans of prospective advantage. Ireland of unholy name, was Mr. WILLIAM is in a feverish state. The outrages are ALLEN, the Quaker, of London, the apos- renewed in the provinces, and in the tle of philanthropy. His appearance is capital a brutal assault has been made by said to have alarmed the Austrian minis. some of the rabble of the Orange faction ter, the ever-watchful guardian of despo- on the person of the Lord Lieutenant, tism, who ordered the plain Friend to quit the Marqnis WELLESLEY, on account of