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most exemplary: noxious only was more frequently to be found to the profligate, the schismatic, in his Study, raised above this and the disaffected reviler of world by a contemplation of the our excellent Establishinents Works of Nature and of Proviboth in Church and State. He dence, or by a perusal of the married Sarah, daughter of the Poets and Orators of Greece Rev. Mr. Whaley, late rector and Rome. Absorbed in speof Huggate in the East Riding culations and in disqusitions, of Yorkshire; by whom he has which, whilst they exercised all left threesons and two daughters. the high powers of his mind,

In St. Nicholas lane, Lei- afforded to him a pure and uncester, in his 81st year, John mixed delight, his spirit could not Colunan, esq. By his death the stoop to the petty cares, anxTown of Leicester has lost one ieties, and forms, of ordinary of its principal literary orna- men. His circumstances were ments, and Society has been easy, and riches were never the deprived of a most valuable objects of his desire. He was member, whether we consider therefore but little known; and him as a Scholar of profound was generally looked upon as a learning, as an Antiquary of man of an eccentric character, considerable research, or as a destitute of the knowledge of Man and a Christian, distin- common life. But if to live be guished by his simplicity, his to exercise the faculties of candour, his humanity, his love of thought and of reason, and to Truth, and his attachment to employ all the intellectual the genuine principles of civil powers with which we are enand religious Freedom. Nature dowed, and not merely to eat had cast him in no ordinary and to drink and to labour, then mould, and given him no com indeed he knew how to live in mon talents. He was a striking a superior degree to most of his

instance of the elevation and tri- contemporaries; for few men · Cumph of native Genius above were blessed with so clear a per

the adventitious circumstances of ception and so exquisite a relish fortune and of situation. Him- of the sublime and beautiful, or self engaged in trade, and placed with so much time and leisure in a Town more remarkable fryr to indulge his favourite taste to its Manufactures than for its the latest period of a long life: Learning, he might have trod The study of the antient Clasthe common path of thousands, sícks, and of the Antiquities of who have lived, grown rich, and his Country, were so much his died forgotten. Such men are favourite objects, as to justify a necessary to maintain the state hope that he may have left be. of the world; but of such men hind him some writings on Mr. Coltman was not one. Not these subjects in a state to be assimilating with the maxims or given to the world. To those the spirit of Trade, he neither who knew him best, this slight followed the one, nor imbibed the tribute of respect from one who other. Hence, when his Ware honoured him when living, and house required his presence, he laments him now that he is no

more, will not be unacceptable; ej to revert to Mr. Sheridan, and to those who knew him not," who handsomely resigned that it will convev a faint sketch of office in favour of Lord Lake on one of the "most ingenious, his return from India. In conunassuming, amiable of man- sequence of his Lordship’s gala kind.”

.. lant and meritorious services in At his residence in Lower India, his Majesty has been plea: Brook-street, about 7 in the even. sed to grant an annuity of 20001. ing, Gerard Lake, Lord Lake, a vear to his son and his next Governor of Plymouth, Gentle heir-male. man-attendant to the Prince of The Rev. Philip Duval. D.D. Wales, one of his Council of one of the Canons of Windsor. State for Cornwall, a General After a short illness in the 82d in the Army, and Colonel of year of his age, the Rev. John the soth Regiment of Foot. Barker, D. D. Master of Christ's At 5'in the morning, alarming College Cambridge, and the symptomsofdissolutionappeared; next day died in the 76th year shortly after which, the Prince of her age, Mrs. Barker, widow of Wales, and some other per- of the said Dr. Barker, at Christ sons of distinction intimately ac- College Lodge. quainted with his Lordship, Aged 72, the Rev. Basil Bury were sent for, of whom he took Beridge, rector of Alderchurch an affecting farewell, and at the cum Fosdike, and prebendary time mentioned, the brave-spirit of Sleaford in Lincoln Cathedral, of this noble and gallant Osħcer to which he was collated' by Bia took its departure “ for another shop Greene. The living is a and a better world." His cam- family advowson of considerable paigns in India established his--value, and is to be held for his fame as a skilful and brave eldest son. officer; and for his meritorious The Rev. John Vinicombe, conduct there, he was desery. B, D. Senior Fellow of Pemedly promoted to the Peerage broke College Oxford. Sept. 13, 1804. He was many At Gloucester, the Rev. Thoyears a widower; and had three mas Evans, M. A. vicar of. sons and five danghters; two of Chipping Norton in that county, the latter are married : Mrs. Bo. At Kittery-Court near Dartrough and Mrs. Brooke. He mouth, aged 75, the Rev. Thois succeeded in his titles and mas Fownes, B. D. uncle of Sir estates by his eldest son, Francis J. Fownes Luttrell, Esq. M. P. Gerard, a Lieutenant-colonel in and 53 years vicar of Brixham, the Army. His Lordship was Devon... .. taken ill on the 18th, while at At the vicarage, West Ham, tending the trial of Gen. White. Essex, the Rev. George Gre-on locke, as one of the members of gory, D. D. vicar of that parish, the Court Martial. By his death and lecturer of St. Giles's Crips the Receiver generalship of the plegate, Duchy of Cornwall also becomes At Gosmore near Hitchin, vacant; and, being the gift of the Rev. Thomas Dove, rector he Prince of Wales, is expect- of Holwell in Bedfordshire, and

vicar of Kentford cum Gazeley lingering illness, in her 28th in Suffolk.

year, Mrs. Lysons, wife of the Rev. G. H. Larden, M. A. Rev. Daniel Lysons. She was one of the minor canons of elegant in her person and man. Chester Cathedral.

ners; obliging and amiable in Rev. R. Harbin of Newton- her disposition; pious, humane, house near Yeovil, Somerset.' and extensively charitable. As shire.

a wife and a mother, exempRev. W. Clarke, vicar of An- plary. She has left four childnesley, Gonalston, and Tytheby ren to lament her loss; two sons in Nottinghamshire.

and two daughters. To quit Aged 82, the Rev. John Dal- this world, when every induceton, of Pitcombe House near ment that can be desired invites Bruton, Somerset.

our stay, appears indeed a hardAt Leire in Leicestershire, ship; but the true Christian in his 76th year, the Rev. must submit without murmur. George Mason, upward of ing to the most awful dispensaforty years rector of that parish. tions of Providence; and consi.

At Oxford in the 66th year der death, not as the extinction of his age, the Rev. Joseph of existence, but as the dawn of Chapman, D. D. president of that blissful state in which alone Trinity college.

(for those who lived like her) At Hempstead Court, co. of happiness and immortality are Gloucester, after a painful and inseparably united.


· The continuation of the discourse on the “ Mission of the Twelve” is received, and will appear in our next; also « Ecclesiastical Antiquities,” &c. &c.

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209, 19 for “ as descent” read “ as to descent."
ib. 9 from the bottom, for “then” read “than."




For APRIL, 1808.

In proportion as a neglect or contempt of Religion groweth amongst us, a dissoluteness of Morals will prevail; and when once this becometh general among a people, irue Probity and

Virtue, a right Public Spirit, and a generous Concern for the · real Interests of our Country will be extinguished. :


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Memoirs of the Most Reverend Father in God Dr. THO. MAS SECKER, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury.

(Continued from page 166.) . . in the translation of bishop Potter to the See of Canter

buịy, Dr. Secker was appointed to succeed him in the bilhopric of Oxford, in 1737, and the same year he preached a funeral serion for queen Caroline, which was greatly admired by the king and royal family. • In February 1742-3, a bill was brought into parliament to take off the high duties on spirituous, liquors, and to lay on others much lower in their room. As it was supposed that this measure would have a pernicious effect on the health and morals of the common people, it met with great oppoHition in the house of lords, especially from the bench of Dithops, all of whom voted, and several spoke against it, VOL. XIV.

Among Chm. Mag. April 1808.

and he following d was buried ate of her executo This, con,

Among the latter were bishop Sherlock and bishop Secker, and when it passed, the bishop of Oxford entered his dissent.

The following year died Sarah, duchess dowager of Marlborough, and was buried at Blenheim by bishop Secker, whom she had appointed one of her executors, with a legacy of two thousand five hundred pounds. This, considering the violent chara&ter of that celebrated woman, and the difference between her political sentiments and those of the bishop, is certainly a striking proof of the high estima. tion in which his character was held.

Shortly after this, the nation began to be alarmed with the appearances of an invasion. About the middle of February 1743-4, the king sent a message to parliament, acquainting them that the Pretender's son was meditating a descent upon some part of the kingdom. The bishop of Oxford took the earliest opportunity, after this declaration, of signalizing his. affection to the government, and of exciting that of others, by composing a sermon on the occasion, which he preached first at his parish church and then at both his chapels. This was quickly printed, and was much read and admired, as being one of the best of the many excellent discourses published on that subject. . When the rebellion actually broke out in 1745, the bishop of Oxford sent a circular leiter to his clergy, and drew up and promoted an address from them to the king. In the spring of 1748, Mrs. Secker died of the gout in her stomach. She had been ill many years, and he constantly attended her with the greatest care and tenderness, being always ready to break off any engagement, or study, provided his company could procure her a moment's ease or cheerfulness.

Not long after this, a moit oppressive bill came into the house of lords, and was afterwards passed into an act, by which all letters of orders to Scotch episcopal ministers, not granted by a bishop of the Church of England or Ireland, were disallowed from Michaelmas 1748, whether dated before that time or after. This the bishop of Oxford thought a great hardihip, and spoke against it in the house. The majority were against it in the committee, but it was carried in the house against the sense and vote of all the bishops. 'To the honour of Dr. Wishart, provoit of Edinburgh cola lege, he said to Dr. Secker, that " he thought the bill was too hard on the episcopal ministers, and that the bishops had done right.”

About two years after this, on the nomination of Dr. Buta ler to the bishopric of Durham, the lord chancellor Hard.

lege, he ligur of Dr. Walense and nittee, bu

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