Obrazy na stronie

under Dr. Caleb Ashworth, at the 1798, 3d edit. 1813. Elements of the
Dissenting Academy at Daventry, Philosophy of the Mind, and of Moral
which had been removed to that town · Philosophy; to which is prefixed, a
from Northampton in 1752, on Dr. Compendium of Logic, 1801. Reflec-
Ashworth's succeeding Dr. Doddridge tions and Exhortations, adapted to the
in the Mastership, and which after. State of the Times ; a Thanksgiving
wards returned to the county town on Sermon, 1802. The Character of the
the resignation, in 1789, of Mr. Bel. Christian Teacher delineated, a Sermon,
sham, who himself became its master. 1804. Discourse on the Death of Dr.
A large portion of Mr. Belsham's life Priestley, with a brief memoir of his
was spent at this establishment, since life and writings, and a letter from his
he was assistant tutor there in meta- son, containing the particulars of his
physics, mathematics, and natural his- last illness, 1804. The Progress of
tory till 1778, when he settled at Error concerning the Person of Christ,
Worcester ; which he quitted in 1781, a Sermon, 1805. A Discourse de-
and returned to Daventry, in the livered to the Unitarian Congregation
double capacity of pastor and principal at Hackney, on the resignation of the
or theological tutor. His predecessor pastoral office in that society, 1805.
was the Rev. Thomas Robins, who had Mr. Belsham had accepted the post
succeeded Dr. Caleb Ashworth in 1775, of Minister at the chapel in Essex-street
but who was obliged to resign his on the resignation of the Rev. John
charge, in consequence of having irre- Disney, D.D. F.S.A. His subse-
coverably lost his voice, from preaching quent publications were: Adherence
three times on one Sunday whilst la- to Christian Truth recommended, a
bouring under a severe cold : he passed Sermon, 1805. Vindication of certain
the remainder of his life with great passages in a discourse on the death of
humility and contentment in the secular Dr. Priestley, in reply to the animad-
employments of a bookseller and drug- versions of the Rev. John Pye Smith,
gist; and on his death, in 1810, was 1806. Discourse occasioned by the
commemorated in an epitaph written by Death of the Right Honourable C. J.
Mr. Belsham, which may be seen in Fox, 1806. The Importance of Riglit
Baker's History of Northamptonshire, Sentiments respecting the Person of
vol. i. p. 331.

Christ, a Sermon, 1807. The Provi-
After Mr. Belsham had superintended dence of God over-ruling the Issues of
the Daventry Academy for about eight War and Conquest, a Sermon, 1807.
years, his religious views having gradu- A general View of the Evidence and
ally receded from Calvinism to Unita- Importance of Christian Revelation,
rianism, he honourably apprised the 1807. Letters on Arminianism, and
trustees of the change, and in 1789 re- other topics in Metaphysics and Re-
signed both his functions. He pub- ligion, 1808. A Sermon occasioned
lished, in vindication of his conduct, by the Death of the Rev. Theophilus
“ The Importance of Truth, and the Lindsay, sa former Minister of Essex-
Duty of making an open Profession of street Chapel,] with a biographical me-
it; represented in a Discourse delivered moir, 1808. The Year of the Jubilee,
on Wednesday, April 28. 1790, at the a discourse, 1809. Uncorrupted Chris-
Meeting-house in the Old Jewry, Lon- tianity unpatronised by the Great, a
don, to the Supporters of the new Col. discourse on the decease of the Duke
lege at Hackney; ” and “ Dishonest of Grafton, 1811. Letter to Lord
Shame the primary source of Corruption Sidmouth, on the subject of his Bill
of the Christian Doctrine; a Sermon relative to Protestant Dissenting Min-
preached at the Gravel-pit Meeting in isters, 1811. A Calm Inquiry into the
Hackney, April 6. 1794.” Mr. Belsham Scripture Doctrine concerning the Per-
was now Professor of Divinity at the son of Christ; including a brief Review
Hackney College, and the successor of of the Controversy between Dr. Horsley
Dr. Priestley at the Gravel-pit Meeting and Dr. Priestley, and a summary of
Whilst filling those situations he pub- the various opinions entertained by
lished the following: Knowledge the Christians on the subject, 1811. Rights
Foundation of Virtue, a Sermon 1795. of Conscience asserted and defined, in
A Review of Mr. Wilberforce's Treatise, reference to the modern explanation of
intituled, “ Practical View of the pre- the Toleration Act; a Fast Sermon.
vailing Religious Systems of professed To which are added, Notes and an Ap-
Christianity.' In a Letter to a Lady, pendix, illustrative of the Toleration Act.
A Discourse occasioned by the death of his country with success and lionour,
Mrs. Lindsay, 1812. Memoirs of the that he repeatedly sold out of one
late Rev. Theophilus Lindsay, M. A.; regiment and bought into another at a
including a brief Analysis of his Works, considerable sacrifice of money, and in
together with anecdotes and letters of one instance of rank also, with a view to
eminent persons, his friends and cor- be present in active service. He was
respondents; also, a general view of long aide-de-camp to General Fraser in
the progress of the Unitarian Doctrine Portugal; he served in the ill-fated
in England and America, 1812. A expedition to Holland; he was chosen
Plea for the Catholic Claims, a Sermon, aide-de-camp by General Sir Charles
1813. The claims of Dr. Priestley, Stuart in the prospect of that expedition
in the controversy with Bishop Horsley, to Egypt, the command of which after-
restated and vindicated, 1814. Letters wards devolved on Sir Ralph Aber-
to the Bishop of London, in vindication cromby; and when the British troops
of the Unitarians, 1815. Review of were withdrawing from that country,
American Unitarianism, or a brief His- he accompanied Sir John Stuart, who
tory of the Progress and State of the afterwards acquired such celebrity at
Unitarian Churches in America, third Maida, on his being sent there for the
edition, 1815. Reflections upon the purpose of making the final arrange-
death of Sir Samuel Romilly, in a dis- ments necessary on that occasion ; after
course delivered at Essex-street Chapel, which he went on a special mission to
Nov. 8. 1818. Epistles of Paul the Constantinople. In 1807 he accom-
Apostle translated, with an exposition panied the expedition to the Baltic;
and notes, in four volumes 8vo. 1823. and in 1809 he joined the army in
In 1814 and 1815 Mr. Belsham car- Spain under Lord Wellington with his
ried on a controversy with Bishop regiment, the second battalion of the
Burgess in the Gentleman's Magazine. Forty-second, in a high state of disci-

Mr. Belsham had for some years en- pline; and there he continued to com-
tirely resigned his ministerial functions. mand it (and not unfrequently the bri-
Gentleman's Magazine.

gade of which it was a part) for about
BLANTYRE, Lord, on the morn- three years, having been present in the
ing of the 23d of September, 1830; at battle of Busaeo, of Fuentes d'Onore,
Brussels, at the commencement of the where he was honourably mentioned in
struggles which have since occupied so Lord Wellington's despatch as having
much of the public attention.

repulsed a regiment of cavalry that had
This lamented nobleman was born in broken in upon the British infantry; at
the city of Edinburgh in the year 1775. the siege of Badajoz, and in almost all
His father died when he was but eight the hard service of that period, till the
years old; but, happily, this loss was in once powerful and fine-looking body of
a great measure supplied by the tender men which he commanded was reduced
and enlightened care of a most excellent to a mere skeleton. And, to show the
mother, who spared no pains nor ex- sense which the Commander in-Chief
pense to give her children the best edu- had of its merits, we may add, that a
cation, as well as to train them in the public order of thanks, of the most
ways of religion and virtue. And in flattering kind, was issued to him and
reward of ber exertions, she had the his regiment on leaving the Peninsula.
satisfaction, before her death, of seeing On his return from Spain, he lived re-
them rise to a high degree of respect- tired as a country gentleman, attending
ability — three out of four sons having, chiefly to the improvement of his
after much severe and meritorious ser- estates, till the year 1819, when symp-
vice in different parts of the world, toms of insubordination having shown
attained to the rank of Major-General, themselves widely in the manufacturing
in which character they were presented districts of Scotland, he was solicited by
together at a levee held by his late Ma- Lord Liverpool's Administration to
jesty (to whom Lord Blantyre was well take upon him the office of Lord Lieu-
known) during his visit to Scotland. tenant of Renfrewshire. But, as he
After completing his education at Cam- differed somewhat in political opinion
bridge, his Lordship entered the army from that Administration, and was at
in the nineteenth year of his age; and the same tiine in delicate health, and
so eagerly did he press forward to unfortunately averse, from a sort of
acquire, in scenes of danger, the expe- constitutional shyness, allied to the
rience that might enable him to serve most amiable sensibility, to public ap-


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pearances, he at first declined the office. his claims as a public character, this
Being, however, pressed by Lord Liver- lamented nobleman was highly distin-
pool, who repeatedly wrote to him with guished for the virtues of private life.
his own hand, he at length consented to His affectionate and exemplary conduct
accept of it ; but on the express condi- as a son, a brother, a husband, and a
tion that his doing so was in no respect father; the excellence of his character,
to compromise his political independ- founded on religious principle, and the

It was chiefly owing to his warm sensibilities of his heart, united as
firm and dignified, but at the same time they were in him with a peculiar ele-
cool and conciliatory conduct, that the gance and sweetness of manner ; and
county of Renfrew, and especially the his delicate attentions to every one,
town of Paisley, were saved from being but chiefly to those who needed most to
the scenes of confusion and bloodshed. be encouraged and brought into notice,
In his political opinions, Lord Blantyre endeared him to his relations and friends,
rather leaned to the side of Opposition; and made him an object of pre-eminent
but at the same time he never allowed respect wherever he was known.
any political bias to influence his vote, New Monthly Magazine.
which was frankly given to whatsoever BOWDLER, Mrs. H., February
candidate he thought most fit to repre. 25. 1830; at Bath ; aged 76.
sent the Scottish Peerage. He was This lady was sister to the late Tho-
himself elected one of their represent- mas Bowdler, Esq., F.R.S. and S. A.,
atives during the administration of the editor of the “ Family Shak-
Lords Grenville and Grey. In 1813, speare ; and daughter of Thomas
soon after his return from Spain, he Bowdler, Esq. by Elizabeth Stuart,
married an amiable young lady, the second daughter and coheiress of Sir
grand-daughter of the late Admiral John Cotton, the fifth and last Baronet
Lord Rodney, with whom he continued of Conington in Huntingdonshire, and
to live in a state of the greatest domestie great-grandson of the founder of the
comfort and happiness, and by whom Cottonian library. Mrs. Bowdler was
he had an interesting family of nine the author of “ Practical Observations
children — the youngest, twins, being on the Revelation of St. John, written
born only three months before his un- in the year 1775," and published in
timely death. Having paid a visit to 1800.
Scotland as soon as he could after the Her daughter, the lady now deceased,
birth of these infants, (the object of was the authoress of “ Poems and Es-
which was chiefly to accelerate the finish- says,” published at Bath in 1786, in two
ing of his new and elegant mansion at vols. 12mo; and of some « Sermons
Erskine, on the Clyde, with a view to on the Doctrines and duties of Christi-
his taking up his residence in it next anity,” of which it is related, that
summer,) he had just returned to Brus- Bishop Porteus was so pleased with
sels as the Dutch troops were approach them, that, under the idea of their
ing it, and found himself again in the having been written by a clergyman,
bosom of his family, who, as may well he offered, through the publisher, to
be supposed, at that time of general confer a living upon the author.
alarm, received him with the most cor- Mrs. Bowdler akso edited in 1810,
dial welcome, and clung to him as their and through several editions, « Frag-
guardian angel. But, alas! he had ments in Prose and Verse, by the late
not time to remove them to a place of Miss Elizabeth Smith.” As with her
safety: having gone to a window in late benevolent brother, the profits of
an upper room of his house, and at a her publications were generally devoted
time when no danger was apprehended, to charitable purposes. — Gentleman's
to look out for an instant on the Dutch Magazine.
troops, who were advancing through the BURNABY, William Edwyn, Ese
Rue Royale into the Park, he was of the Temple, Barrister at Law, se-
struck in the neck by a musket-ball, cond son of the late E. A. Burnaby,
fired obliquely from the corner of the Esq. of Baggrave Hall in the County
Park, which divided the carotid artery, of Leicester; 23d August, 1830, at
and, by the effusion of blood which it Hazlebeach Hall, County of North
caused, deprived him in a few moments ampton, in consequence of the rupture
of his life, his family of its affectionate of a blood vessel. Mr. Burnaby was
guardian, and society of one of its born in December, 1799, educated un-
brightest ornaments. In addition to der private tutors, entered at Trinity

Hall, Cambridge, 1817. He was first cluding the dialects and poetic licences)
a pupil of Mr. Wilkinson the Special alphabetically arranged, and grammati-
Pleader, and then of Mr. Tindal (now cally explained.”
the Right Hon. Sir N. C. Tindal, As an editor, Dr. Carey's labours
Lord Chief Justice of the Common were very voluminous. In 1803, and
Pleas) from 1820 to 1822; took the de- again in 1819, he edited Dryden's
gree of LL.B. in 1823; and was Virgil, in two volumes octavo; he
called to the Bar by the Society of Lin- subsequently accomplished the length-
coln's Inn in Michaelmas Term in that ened task of editing more than fifty
year ; attended the Midland Circuit ; volumes of the Regent's Classics, as
was appointed to the office of one of well as two editions in quarto of Ains-
the Common Pleaders of the city of worth's Dictionary, five of the Abridge-
London, 1827, and Junior Counsel to ment of the same, the Gradus ad Par-
the Bank, 1829; author of a work in nassum in 1824, the Latin Common
manuscript on the Civil Law, intended Prayer in Bagster's Polyglott edition,
shortly to be published, upon which he the Abridgement of Schleusner's Greek
paid several years attention.

He was

Lexicon, Ruperti Commentarius in
indefatigable in his profession : his va- Livium, &c. &c. He translated the
lue as a barrister was shown by his following works : The Batavians, from
increasing practice on the Midland the French of Mons. Bitaubé; The
Circuit; in one of his causes on the Young Emigrants, from Madame de
last Circuit he was highly complimented Genlis; Letters on Switzerland, from
by the Judge. - His private character the German of Lebman; a volume of
was truly amiable. He was interred in the life of Pope Pius VI.; a volume of
the family vault, at Hungerton in Lei- Universal History; and revised the old
cestershire. - Private Communication. translation of Vattel's Law of Nations.

He was the editor of the early numbers

of the School Magazine, published by

Phillips; was a contributor to several

other periodicals, and was a frequent
CAREY, John, LL.D. ; December correspondent to the Gentleman's Ma.
8. 1829, in Prospect Place, Lam- gazine. His communications to that
beth ; aged 73.

miscellany were generally short, and
Dr. Carey was a gentleman well mostly on classical trifles.
known in the literary world.

Dr. Carey is styled in some of his
a native of Ireland, whence, at the age titlepages, “ private teacher of the
of twelve, he was sent to finish his edu- Classics, French, and Short-Hand."
cation in a French University. He

His residence was for many years in
does not seem to have appeared as an West-square, Surrey. The last eight
author before the publication of his years of his life were cruelly imbittered
“ Latin Prosody made Easy,” in 1800. by the most distressing and painful
That work was honoured by the appro- bodily complaints; and, the disease
bation of those best qualified to appre- which terminated his mortal career was
ciate its merit and utility, had passed of a calculous nature, than which there
through a second edition in 1812, and is, perhaps, none more excruciating in
a third before 1826, and an abridge- the long catalogue of human suffering.
ment was printed in 1809.

It was

Dreadful, indeed, were the tortures
succeeded by the following classical and which he endured; though, to mitigate
elementary works: -“ Skeleton of the their severity, all that skill and expe-
Latin Accidence, 1803 ;' Alphabetic rience could suggest was essayed by
Key to Propria quæ Maribus, 1805; that eminent, able, and benevolent phy-
“ Practical English Prosody and Versi. sician, Dr. Walshman, of Kennington,
fication, 1809; ” Learning better than who, during a period of six years,
House and Land, as exemplified in the attended him on all occasions, with the
History of a Squire and a Cowherd, most anxiousand disinterested kindness,
1809; “ Scanning Exercises for Dr. Carey was twice married ; and,
young Prosodians, 1812;;" Clavis Me- by his second wife (who, as the author
trico. Virgiliana;” “ The Eton Pro- of a novel, entitled “ Lasting Impres-
sody illustrated ;' “ Introduetion to sions,” and of numerous pieces of fugi-
English Composition and Elocution;" tive poetry, is not unknown to the pub-
“ The Latin Terminations made easy;" lic), he has left a very promising boy,
and “ The Greek Terminations (in- now in his eleventh year.

He was

His remains, followed to their last ladium.- On the action of Platina and
resting-place by only four individuals, Mercury upon each other.
allied to him by the closest ties, were To Nicholson's Journal he contri-
interred in the burial-ground of Saint buted : — Analysis of a new variety of
George, Hanover-square, in accordance Lead Ore, 180i. Analysis of Mana-
with the wishes expressed by the de- chanite, from Botany Bay. Experi-
ceased. — Gentleman's Magazine. ments to determine the quantity of Sul-

CHENEVIX, Richard, Esq. F.R.S. phur contained in Sulphuric Acid,
M.R.I. A. and of many of the learned 1802. Researches on Acetic Acid,
Societies of Europe; at Paris, April 5, and some Acetates, 1810.
1830; after an indisposition of only a Mr. Chenevix's first distinct publica-
few days.

tion was, “ Remarks upon Chemical
The family of Chenevix was driven Nomenclature, according to the prin-
to this country on the revocation of the ciples of the French Neologists,” 1802,
Edict of Nantes, and was established 12mo. He was resident in Paris in
in Ireland by the Right Rev. Richard 1808, when he published in French, in
Cheneyix, who died in 1779, after hav- the 65th volume of the Annales de
ing held for thirty-four years the united Chimie, “ Observations on the Miner-
bishopric of Waterford and Lismore. alogical Systems,"containing a vigorous

Colonel Chenevix, brother to the attack on that of the celebrated Werner,
Bishop, died in 1758.

We presume a

and a truly philosophical defence of the
second Colonel Chenevix, of the Artil- rival system of Haüy. They were
lery, who was the father of the subject translated into English by a member
of this notice, was a son of the former. of the Geological Society; and, Mr.
His only daughter was married in 1792 Chenevix having himself revised the
to Hugh Tuite, Esq. and was mother translation, and added some Remarks
of the present Hugh Morgan Tuite, on D’Abuisson's Reply to the Observ-
Esq. one of the Knights in Parliamentations,” were republished in London,
for the county of Westmeath.

in 8vo. 1811.
Posssessing great versatility of talent, In the following year Mr. Chenevix
and great variety of information, Mr. appeared in a much lighter department
Chenevix distinguished himself in dif- of authorship : “ The Mantuan Rivals,
ferent parts of polite literature.

It was

a Comedy; and Henry the Seventh, an
in chemistry, however, that he attained Historical Tragedy,” are written in the.
the greatest celebrity; his name justly spirit of the dramatic authors of the
ranking as one of the highest among Elizabethan age.
those who have cultivated the analy- A posthumous work, in two volumes
tical branches of that science.

octavo, is now announced. It is en-
Mr. Chenevix was elected a Fellow titled " An Essay upon National Cha-
of the Royal Society in 1801 ; and in racter, being an Enquiry into some of
that and the few next following years the principal Causes which contribute
made several communications to that to form or modify the Characters of
learned body. The following appear Nations in the State of Civilization.
in the Philosophical Transactions : The heads of its contents are:-1. Ge-
Observations and Experiments upon neral Considerations on the Study of
Oxygenized Muriatic Acid; and upon National Character.—2, On Pride and
some combinations of the Muriatic Vanity.-3. On the Pride and Vanity
Acid in its three states, 1802. Analy- of Nations. – 4. On Social Improve-
sis of Corundum, and of some of the sub- ment. - 5. On Religion.—6. On Mo-
stances that accompany it. Analysis rality. – 7. On Government. — E. On
of the Arseniates of Copper and of Iron; Intellect. --9. On Industry. – 10. On
likewise of the red octaedral Copper the Military Arts. - 11. On Social
Ore of Cornwall, 1801.-Observations Habits. - 12. On Patriotism, -19.
and Experiments on Dr. James's Pow- On the Mutability of National Char-

der, with a method of preparing, in the acter.”
„humid way, a similar substance. - Ob- Mr. Cheneyix was married June 4.
servations on the Chemical Nature of 1812, to the Countess of Ronault, but
the Humours of the Eye, 1803. En- we believe had no family. Much of his
quiries concerning the nature of a me- time and fortune was devoted to literary
tallic substance lately sold in London and scientific pursuits; and, in an ex-
as a new metal, under the title of Pal- tensive circle of private friends, he was

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