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Dr. WARWICK A LECTURER.

After his removal from Rotherham, and being relieved of the responsibility of the Chemical Works there, Dr. Warwick devoted his abilities to the production and delivery of Scientific Lectures on behalf of institutions inviting his services.

A prospectus of his has been preserved, providing an elaborate syllabus of three lectures on oxygen, &c., combustion, &c., chemical attraction, &c. He also lectured on astronomy, geology, the atmosphere, water, the safety lamp, heat and light, infusoria and aquatic animalcules, &c. His oxy-hydrogen microscope was exhibited before the King and Queen of the French, in the palace of the Tulleries, and before the academy of Sciences in Paris. This academy granted Dr. Warwick a medal. The Dean of Hereford testified to his lectures in the following eulogistic terms :"I beg to assure you that I shall be happy, whenever it may

be in my power, to bear testimony to the clearness and ability with which you treat of some of the most interesting subjects within the boundless scope of natural philosophy; and to the success with which your illustrative experiments, exhibited by yourself and son, have been attended. But allow me, as a minister of religion, to offer you my thanks for the just tribute which you constantly pay to the sacred cause of eternal and immutable truth ; and the fidelity and force with which you shew that philosophy is the handmaid of religion, by which the mind may be trained in the contemplation of the works of nature, to adore the peerless supremacy of Nature's God.” Other equally complimentary testimonials were addressed to him by several eminent men.

Dr. Warwick published some scientific works, including a popular course of Chemical Lectures with explanations of experiments and apparatus, printed at Rotherham, 1802; and also a learned treatise on “The Circular Scale of Equivalents.” Dr. Warwick thus devoted his remaining years to the scientific pursuits and lectures most congenial to his genius. Though he might not thereby obtain any large pecuniary return, yet it was his beloved employ to augment the sum of human knowledge and from his own original researches, and accumulated stores of wisdom to confer copious enlightenment upon his fellow men, and therewith to illustrate the universal truth :

All are but parts of one stupendous whole,

Whose body Nature is, and God the soul." And how truly can we apply other lines of Pope to Dr. Warwick himself :

“ Slave to no sect, who takes no private road,

But looks through nature up to nature's God." After his long, varied, and eminent career on behalf of religion, science, and human welfare, Thomas Olivers Warwick, M.D., departed this life in the full assurance of the Eternal Realm on the 18th March, 1852, at the residence of Mrs. Ames, his daughter, living at Liverpool. His son, Mr. J. A. Warwick, father of Miss Warwick, both mentioned in this notice, and uncle of Miss Rawlins, became superintendent of the electric telegraph in the Midland district, and at times lectured to interested audiences on electricity and the electric telegraph.

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