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panion of his marches. Previ- married, æt. 25. From the ous to an engagement, he was earliest period of Mr. Kelham's accustomed to place the book life he was regarded by all his upon his breast, between his acquaintance for his gentleness coat and waistcoat, a practice to of manners, his strict integrity, which he once owed the preser- and his uniform attention to all vation of his life. In an action Christian and relative duties. fought in Germany, while the He was blessed with an unusual 37th regiment was engaged in share of health, having scarcely close quarters with the enemy, been confined a day with illness he received a thrust from a bay. (though, for three years past, onet directed against his breast. Otherwise infirm); and had The point of the weapon, after hardly omitted regularly attend. piercing his belt and coat, passed ing divine service to the last ihrough the binding of the Bi. week of his life. Besides acble, and perforated fifty-two of quitting himself as a good Christhe leaves. This book now re- tian, he had manifested the most mains in possession of one of his persevering industry and learn. brothers. Let not the bosom ing as an author and an antiof pride rise in disgust at the quary ; as appears by the folsight of this humble memorial ; lowing publications : 1. “ An nor
Index to Viner's Abridgement “ Grandeur hear with a disdainful of Law and Equity,” 24 vols. ; smile,
2. “ Britton, containing the AnThe short and simple annals of the
tient Pleas of the Crown; transpoor.". At Bush-hill, Edmonton, in lated, and illustrated with Rehis 9 1st year, Robert Kelham,
ferences, Notes, and Antient Re. Esg, the oldest member of the cords, 1762," 8vo.: 3.“ Domes. two Societies of Lincoln's-inn. day Book illustrated; containing and Staple-inn. He was the son an account of that Antient Reof the Rev. Robert Kelham cord; as also of the Tenants in (who was more than 50 years Capite; Serjeanty therein menvicar of Billingborough, Threck.
tioned : and a Translation of the ingham, and Walcot, in Lincoln
difficult Passages, with occasishire, and died April 23, 1752,
ind died April 23. 1752. onal Notes: an Explanation of æt. 75.) He married Sarah the the Terms, Abbreviations, and youngest daughter of Peter and Names of Foreign Abbeys; and Joanna Gery, of the family of an Alphabetical Table of the Gery, of Bilston, Leicestershire. Tenants in Capite, or Serjeanty, She died Sept. 29, 1774, æt. 53; in the several Counties mentionto whose memory and four in. ed in that Survey, 1778," 8vo. fant children a monument is
monument is 4. " A Dictivnary of the Norerected in the church of St. Mi-' man or old French Language; chael Royal. London: which collected from such Aets of Parrecords also the deaths of two liament, Parliament Rolls, Jourbrothers of Mr. Kelham: John, nals, Acts of State, Records, a student of Christ Church, Ox Law Books, Antient Historians, ford, in 1736, unmarried, æt. and Manuscripts, as relate to 25; and Richard, in 1747, un that
ded, the Laws of William the not, we trust, be withheld from -
self, he fell down and instantly
Lord Charles Aynsley, only At Northampton, Thomas brother of his Grace the Duke ,' Percy, L.L. D. one of the se. of Athol. nior Fellows, and Vice-Presi- At Whitehaven, aged 64, the dent of St. John's College, Ox- : Rev. Charles Cobbe Church, -ford, of which he entered a Rector of Gosforth, Minister of Scholar in 1786; he became Trinity Chapel, and one of the Bachelor of Civil Law in 1792: Justices of the Peace for the and took his Doctor's degree in county of Cumberland. 1797. Dr. Percy was nephew At New Hutton, near Kendal, to the Bishop of Dromore, the Westmoreland, aged yo, the last edition of whose Reliques Rev. Samuel Simpson. He en. of Antient English Poetry he joyed the living of New Hutton revised. To this work' he was 67 years. preparing a fourth volume, At Presteigne, Radnorshire, which was announced to the in the 78th year of his age, the public in 1807, and which will Rev. Richard Smith, M, A. Vie
car of Stow, and of Norton, in to his grave. By his active exHerefordshire. He held the for- . ertions in the beginning of the mer living upwards of 52 years, Revolution he had proved himand died universally regretted self a most faithful subject of by his parishioners, and a nume Louis XVI. ; and ever contirous circle of friends.
nued warmly attached to the At Cork, in the prime of life, house of Bourbon. the Rev. Richard Townshend, At Edgeware, in his 73d of Magourney, in that county, year, the Rev. John de Veil, and third son of the Rev. Ed- Vicar of Aldenham, Herts. mi. ward Synge Townshend, of nister of Edgeware, in the ComBridgemount.
mission of the Peace for Mid. At Hall-green, Warwickshire, dlesex, and grandson of Sir John aged 66, the Rev. Mr. Edwards, De Veil, formerly an acting formerly Curate of St. Martin's magistrate of Bow-street. · Birmingham.
At Acton Burnell, in ShropAt Firbank, Westmoreland, shire, the Rev. James Sharrock, aged 80, the Rev. James Waist. In the 63d year of his age, ell, who had held that living and 35th of his ministry, at about 47 years.
Leeds, the Rev. W. Wood, At the rectory-house at Eas. F. L. S. and minister of Mill. imgton, in the county of Durhill chapel in that town. From ham, in his 83d year, the Rev. the effects of a long and severe Benjamin Pye, L.L. D. Arch. illness he appeared to be perdeacon of Durham, with the fectly recovered; and on the Rectory of Easington annexed, Sunday preceding his death had Prebendary of Salisbury, and preached twice with a degree of Vicar of Hart, in the county of strength and animation that Durham.
astonished even those who had At Ludlow, in Shropshire, known him in an earlier period sincerely regretted by all who of his life. On the following knew his worth, the Rev. John afternoon he was unexpectedly Doudonit, a French Emigrant. seized with a complaint which The principles of patriotism and baffled the skill of his most emi. loyalty in which he had been nent medical friends, and termi. educated he preserved through nated his life in four days. life, and carried them unsullied
The Extract from Judge Hale with the parallel passage from Dr. Paley ;-the original letters and papers of Arch. bishop Secker;-IoTa on the Sacrament, and several Articles of Review and Poetry, have been unavoidably deferred till our next number, when they will certainly appear.
ORTHODOX CHURCHMAN'S MAGAZINE AND REVIEW,
For JUNE, 1808.
The Natural Body is not more subject to Diseases, than the Body
Politic of the Church is subject to Divisions; though she have
the honour to have Christ for her Head, yet is she not ex: empted from having her Peace broken, or her Unity divided. That is only the privilege of the Church Triumphant.
- Dr. Hickes,
Some Account of the Right Rev. DR. RICHARD HURD,
late Bishop of Worcester.
THIS worthy prelate was the son of a respectable farmer,
at Congreve in Staffordshire; and after receiving his i eparatory education in the grammar school of Market b worth, under the learned Anthony Blackwall, he reme ed to Emanuel College, Cambridge, of which society he afte vards became a fellow, and was presented to the college livin, of Thurcaston in Leicestershire. · In his retirement he devoted himself to the duties of his ftation and to literary studies. The fruits of the latter appeared in his ed. ion of Horace, which he dedicated to Warburton, for whom he seems to have early conceived a great respect. This Ov... of friendship was gladly received, and the connectio n these two eminent scholars ripened into a close affeces, which was dissolved only by death. Warburton saw owers in his friend Husd, and there can be little doul. that he was also anxious to turn them to VOL. XIV.
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his own advantage. The pen of Mr. Hurd was certainly much at his service, and it is to be lamented that he devoted his great abilities not merely to the defence of Warburton's paradoxes, but in the attack of amiable and learned men who were obnoxious to his patron. The zeal which prompted him to write the “ Essay on the Delicacy of Friendship,” in which he assailed Dr. Thomas Leland, of Dublin, and Dr. Jortin, might have been commendable if it had been conducted with liberality, and in an open and ingenuous manner.
Warburton felt the obligation as he ought, and he used his utmost efforts to draw his friend from retirement. He made him archdeacon of Gloucester, and obtained for him the situation of preacher at Lincoln's Inn chapel, where his discourses attracted the notice, and procured him the friend. ship of Lord Mansfield, by whose means he was appointed tutor to the Prince of Wales.
This naturally opened the way to the episcopal bench; and accordingly, on the translation of Dr. North, he was made bishop of Litchfield and Coventry. He was consecrated on the same day with Dr. Moore, bishop of Bangor, afterwards archbishop of Canterbury, and the sermon was preached by Dr. Thomas Balguy.' In 1781 bishop Hurd was re
moved to the see of Worcester, having a few months before , been appointed clerk of the closet to the king. It has been
faid, but how truly we know not, that on the death of archbishop Cornwallis, and the refusal of bishop Lowth to take that high dignity, the metropolitical chair was offered to the bishop of Worcester, who also declined it. '
From that period he resided principally at his palace of Hartlebury, which he greatly improved, and furnished with a noble library of books, containing, among other valuable collections, many of which had belonged to Mr. Pope and bishop Warburton.
Besides the works already mentioned, and some anonymous pieces of which we have no exact information, bishop Hurd was the author and editor of “Moral and Political Dialogues, with Letters on Chivalry and Romance,” : volumes 12mo.* ; a Selection from Čowley's Works, 2 vols. 8vo. ; Remarks on Hume's Essay on the Natural History of Religion, 8vo.; Introduction to the Study of the Pro
phecies , 4 It has been lately mentioned in a newspaper, that his majesty one day putting his hand upon the Dialogues in his library, observed ; These made Hurd a Bishop, though I never saw him till he came to kiss hands."