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panion of his marches. Previ- married, æt. 25. From the ous to an engagement, he was carliest 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 attendpiercing 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 learnbrothers. 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

Index to Viner's Abridgement “ Grandeur hear with a disdainful of Law and Equity,” 24 vols. ;

smile, The short and simple annals of the tient Pleas of the Crown ; trans

2.“ Britton, containing the AnAi Bush-hill, Edmonton, in lated, and illustrated with Rehis 91st year, Robert Kelham, ferences, Notes, and Antient Re. Esq. 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, 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. 28, 1774, æt. 53; in the several Counties mentionto whose memory and four in. ed in that Survey, 1778," 8vo. fant children a '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 Acts of Para records 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 Nation. To which are ada

poor.”

ded, the Laws of William the not, we trust, be withheld from Conqueror : with Notes and the literary world. References, 1779," 8vo.; 5. The Rev. John Jordan, “The Dissertation of Jolin Sel- of Dumpledale, Pembrokeshire; den, annexed to Fleta, translated while in the act of shaving himwith Notes, 1781." 8vo. self, he fell down and instantly

In her 15th year, deeply re- expired. gretted, Caroline, eldest daugh- The Rev. Mr. Hoffman, Rece ter of the Rev. Dr. Bowen, mas- tor of Streatley, Berkshire, and ter of the Grammar-school, St. formerly Fellow of Jesus ColAlban's. This young lady pos- lege, Oxford, sessed uncommon abilities; and The Rev. J. Deighton, 40 had been instructed for seven years Curate of Barley, near years, at her own desire, in Leeds. every branch of classical learn.

At his house in Lambridgeing; in which, independently place, Bath, the Rev. Brian of female accomplishments, she Bury, formerly of St. John's had made such proficiency, College, Cambridge. that, at the early age of ten At Highgate ; aged 71, the years, she read, in the Greek Rev. C. Scott, many years Reclanguage, Homer, Demosthenes, tor of Paglesham, Essex.

Thucydides, &c. and in the La- At Epworth, in Lincolnshire, tin, Horace, Livy, Cicero, &c. aged 68, the Rev. Joshua Gib&c., whilst, at the same time, son, Curate of that parish, and by her amiable and candid dis- formerly of Trinity College, position, her modest and oblig; Cambridge; B. A. 1762. ing deportment, she acquired Aged 47, the Rev. Edward the love of all who knew her, Brearey, Rector of Middleton without a single exception. in the Wolds, Yorkshire. This most interesting girl was At the Deanry, Bocking, Suf born on a Christmas day, and folk, the Right Hon. and Rev. died on a Good Friday.

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 enof 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. Vi

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. miward 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. ington, in the county of Dur- hill 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 termieducated he preserved through nated his life in four days. life, and carried them unsullied

TO CORRESPONDENTS.

The Extract from Judge Hale with the parallel passage from Dr. Paley ;-the original letters and papers of Archbishop 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.

THE

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 exempted from having her Peace broken, or her Unity divided. That is only the privilege of the Church Triumphant.

Dr. Hickes.

Biography.

Some Account of the Right Rev. DR. RICHARD HURD,

late Bishop of Worcester.

at

'HIS

worthy prelate was the son of a respectable farmer, preparatory education in the grammar school of Market Bosworth, under the learned Anthony Blackwall, he removed to Emanuel College, Cambridge, of which society he afterwards became a fellow, and was presented to the college living of Thurcafton in Leicestershire.

In this retirement he devoted himself to the duties of his ftation and to literary studies. The fruits of the latter appeared in his edition of Horace, which he dedicated to Warburton, for whom he seems to have early conceived a great relpect. This overture of friendship was gladly received, and the connection between these two eminent scholars ripened into a close affection, which was diffolved only by death. Warburton faw great powers in his friend Hurd, and there can be little doubt but that he was also anxious to turn them to

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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 removed to the see of Worcester, having a few months before been appointed clerk of the closer to the king. It has been said, but how truly we know not, that on the death of arch. bishop 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,” g volumes 12mo.* ; a Selection from Cowley'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 .# 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."

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