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mercantike life, his ancle placed as a party writer in defence of him first with a merchant in Cork, Lord Bute, and published the Auand afterwards in á banking house ditor, against Wilkes's North Brie in London: but an attachment to ton; but he never received any the muses made him disgusted other place than that of Commiswith the ledger, and in 1750 hesioner of Bankrupts, and it was entered as a student of Gray's Imu. not till within these three years that Ilaving a great inclination to the he obtained a pension. In 1762 he stage, he made one or two unsuc- wrote the Life of Fielding, precessful attempts as a performer, fixed to that author's works. This ter which he was refused admission is an excellent piece of biography; as a barrister, by the society of as is also his Life of Dr. Johnson, Gray's Inn: but he succeeded bet- published fin, 179.1. But his Meter afterwards at Lincoln's Im.moirs of Garrick, printed in 1801, His practice, however, never rose % vols. 8vo. betrayed a great decay to any eminence, though he tra- of genius and judgment. Perhaps velled the Norfolk circuit, and was his principal performance is a transin habits of intimacy with Dun-lation of Tacitus, in 4 vols. 4to.; ning, Serjeant Davy, and the most dedicated in a nervous manner to eminent lawyers of the day. As a that great statesman and elegant dramatic writer, he obtained a writer Edmund Burke, with whom great and deserved reputation, by Mr. Murphy was terms of his Grecian daughter, a tragedy, friendship. audiul his Way to Keep Him, a co- The classical knowledge and taste medy. He also wrote Three Weeks of Murphy appear to advantage in after Marriage, the Citizen, and a version of Gray's Elegy, in Latin ather lesser pieces of considérable verse; and we remember to have merit and popularity. Ilis first li- beard him with pleasure recite a terary undertaking was a periodical translation into the same language work, called the Gray's Inn Jour- of Addison's Letter from Italy, mal, which began in 1752, and con- written by him when at college. tinued two years. This work occa- This last has never been printed. sioned his acquaintance with Dr. Mr. Murphy was a man of correct Johnson, in rather a remarhable deportment, a believer in the truths

Mr. Murphy was on a of Revelation, and attached to the visit as the country house of Foote, Church of England. He was never when a paper was wanted for the married; and his reinains were ius journal. Foote produced to his terred on the 26th June, in the friend a new French miscellany, in same grave with his mother, at which there was an Eastern tale of Hammersmith, several respectable grent merit. This Murphy, trans- gentlemen attending the funeral, to kated into English, and sent to testify their last regard for a man preto; hut on coming to town he' of worth and genius. found that his tale had been taken At Bengworth, the Rev. J. Beale, by the French writer, without ac- A, NI. knowledgment, from the Rambler. At Sidlington, near Cirencester, On this he waited on Jolinson, and Gloucestershire, the Rev. William made his explanation and apology. Mathews, vicar of Chadalesly CorFrom that time they were always bett, on the best ternis. At the begin- Mr. John Blayden Neale, under ing of the present reign he engaged graduate of Pembroke College,

Oxford,

maner.

were

pure morals.

Oxford. As he was sailing, June 12, Middleton' afterwards obtained on the river, in a sailing boat, ac- episcopal ordination, and was cu companied by a lad from the boat rate to Mr. Cadogan, at Chelsea house, he was crossed by another He took an active part in the fan boat, thrust by the bowsprit into mous protestant association, of the river and drowned. He 1780, by which the disgraceful riots kad been previously warned of the

oduced in the month of danger by a gentleman in the other June that year, and for which Lord boat, who, at the imminent peril George Gordon was tried, on a of his own life, instantly jumped charge of High Treason. Mr. into the river, and endeavoured to Middleton was one of the witnesses save him. This unhappy event is for his Lordship on that occasion. only to be attributed to Mr. Neale's He put together from Clarke's Lives want of skill in the management of of Puritan Divines, Fuller's Abel a sail-boat, an amusement to which Redivivus, and other collections of he never had been familiarized. a like kind, a work which was pub. Mr. Neale was nineteen years of lished in sixpenny nembers, called age. He was a good classical scho- the Biographia Evangelica, making lar, and a young man of great 4 vols. 8vo. amiability of temper, and most At Redmarshell, Northumber

land, in an advanced age, the Rev. The Rev. Erasmus Middleton, Thoinas Holmes Tidy, many years rector of Turvey, Bedfordshire. rector of that parish. He was one of the six students who At Guisborough, Yorkshire, in were expelled from Edmund Hall, his 81st year, the Rev. William Oxford, by the vice chancellor, in Leigh Williamson, M. A. rector of 1768, for methodisın aud insuffi- Kildale, and one of the justices of ciency. The specific charges al- the peace for the North Riding. leged against Mr. Middleton were, Aged 65, the Rev. J. Bragg, mithạt he had, by his own confession, nister of St. Mary's Church, Liverofficiated in a chapel of ease, be- pool. longing to the parish of Chevely, At Grantham, aged 91, the Rev. in the county of Berks, not being R. Palmer. D. D. rector of St. in holy orders; that he had been Swithin, London-stone, Cannonrefused ordination by the Bishop treet, and of Scott Willoughby, Linof Hereford on that account, and colnshire. that he maintained the methodisti- Aged 76, the Rev. Isaac Whycal doctrines, that “ Faith without ley, upwards of forty years rector works is the sole condition of sal- of Witherley, Leicestershire, and vation ; that there is no necessity formerly of Emanuel College, Camof works, and that the immediate bridge, B. A. 1752. impulse of the spirit is to be waited Deservedly regretted, the Rev. for.". This expulsion occasioned William Sutton, vicar of Hales considerable noise. It was in- Owen, and a magistrate for the veighed against by the methodists county of Salop. and their friends, as an act of vio- The Rev. John Casborne, B. A. lent persecution; and Mr. now Sir rector of Drinkstone in Suffolk. Richard Hill, distinguished himself At his house in Upper Wimpoleas their champion, in a pamphlet street, Mark Milbanke, Esq. adentituled Pietas Oxoniensis: which miral of the White, in the 84th year was ably replied to by Dr. Nowell, of his age. As the venerable adprincipal of St. Mary Hall.--Mr. miral was leuning over the banni

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mercantile life, his anele placed as a party writer ir
him first with a merchant in Cork, Lord Bute, and publ
and afterwards in a banking house ditor, against Will:
in London: but an attachment to ton; but he ne
the muses made him disgusted other place the
with the ledger, and in 1750 hesioner of B:
entered as a student of Gray's Inu. not till with

pe, Having a great inclination to the he obtain

rket stage, he made one or two unsuc- wrote t)

vards cessful attempts as a performer, fixed +

mes's fer which he was refused admission is an

he had as a barrister, by the society of as Gray's Inn: but he succeeded bet- p

rev. Jolm ter afterwards at Lincoln's Im.

ctor of PattisHis practice, however, never rose

years curate of to any eminence, though he tra

Middlesex. He will velled the Norfolk circuit, and w

pected for his excellent in habits of intimacy with I

1, as well as by his valuable ning, Serjeant Davy, and the

ration of the Common Prayer, eminent lawyers of the day

vols. 8vo, which it is to be ladramatic writer, he of

mented, he has not completed. uveat and deserved repr

The Rev. Jobn Rice, rector of kis Grecian daughter

vi- Walden, Kent. aux his Way to Kee medy. He also wro

DIESE after Marriage, other lesser pie merit and pop terary under

TO CORRESPONDENTS. work, calls wal, whic

Selles Essay on Providence: the Letter to a Methodistical tinued +

suid several other valuable favours will appear in our next sioned Johr

at the Communications which he mentions. Had they come to our na good firend M. A. may be assured, that we have never received

due them, Diler sgued, “No Methodist," cannot with propriety be inserted; but

dre renainder is not in the same predicament, we will, with the rices s leave, give it a place in our next.

ERRAT 4.

Page 190, line 19, for “ interposition," read" interpretation
192,

7, dele of his civil power."
193, -26, for “ this,” read * The."
ibid.

33, for not,” read "now.”

34, for as," read “ to those which." 194, - 24, for“ arguuntar," read “ arguuntur." 212, 19, for “ Commor Meal," read Common Weal." 379, -31, for “ preserved," read“ pursued.”

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441 Cambridge Almanack, on the 44
wid, on the dif-

Catholic petition, on the 260,277
441

debate on the 399
Omissions in the Chaplains, hint to bishops 434
wbridge
44 Charity, on

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wdrews, bishop, life of
1 Charles I. anecdote of

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query on the Charities of 11 Chastity, on the grace of
Anecdotes
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232
Apocalypse, Caution necessary Christianity, on the original evi-
to be observed in the Study of dence of

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the

33 Christian Observer, queries to
Apocalyptic vials, on the 40 the

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Arius, particulars respecting 410 Church, Essay on the

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Athanasius St. life of

401 Churchman's Remembrancer,
Atonement, the day of 96,253,435 hint for the

440
on the doctrine of Clarke, on the character of Dr. 196
the

150 Clarendon, lord, oharacter of 360
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Clergy, Bp, of London's letter
Babylon, on the destruction of to the

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mystic

40 Clerkenwell election, state of
Balaam, on the history of 297 the

118
Baptism, on the omission of the

por meeting of the in-
consecration prayer in
39 habitants of

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Barwick Dr. anecdote of 424) Cockin, William, account of 448
Bayliffe, Rev. George, account Cole, Dr, anecdote of

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of
238 Communion hymn, the

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Beaumont, Dr. Joseph, account Confirmation, on the necessity of 205
of
243 Corbett, lines by bishop

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Bethlehem, the star of -

154

warrants, specimens of 37
Bible, on the negleet of reading Cranmer, Abp. character of 381
the

349 Critchil, dispute respecting the
on the natural history of

ļiving of

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the
206 Criticism, Sacred

12,83
Bible Society, on the 221,311 Cunningham, William, account
Bishops, hints to the - 107,434 of

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in the

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Briefs, an
105. proper

368

$ters of the stair-case, he unfortu- car of St. Mary's, Reading, and
nately fell down into the vestibule. prebendary of the Cathedrals of St.

Mrs. Watkins of Radcliffe-hill, Paul's and Salisbury. He was son
Bristol. She had a large evening of the Rev. Charles Sturges, for-
party, and appeared in more than merly rector of Orlingbury, Nor-
accustomed health and spirits, but thamptonshire.
while receiving some of her guests, Aged 77, the Rev. Joseph Sharpe,
she sunk down and expired. Miss rector of Spadingfield, and Market
Mills of the same neighbourhood, Weston, Suffolk. He was upwards
and under circumstances equally of forty years reader of St. James's
awful, died a few days before. in Bury, but which office he had

At Appleby, in the Isle of Wight, long since resigned.
the Rev. Richard Walker, D. D. At Stisted, Essex, the Rev. Jolm
rector of Shorwell and Motteston, Shepherd, M. A. rector of Pattis
in that island, and of Worthy, near wick, and many years curate of
Winchester

Paddington, Middlesex. He will
Aged. 75, Rev. Joseph Wells, long be respected for his excellent
many years rector of Boxford and character, as well as by his valuable
Lehome Basset, Wiltshire. illustration of the Common Prayer,

At Loddington, of an apoplectic 2 vols. 8vo, which it is to be la-
fit, aged 67, the Rev. Charles Stur- mented, he has not completed.
ges, A. M. rector of Chelsea, Mid- The Rev. Jobn Rice; rector of
dlesex, nearly forty-two years vi- Walden, Kent.

TO CORRESPONDENTS.
Mr. Ludiam's Essay on Providence : the Letter to a Methodisticaj
Clergyman; and several other valuable favours will appear in our next
Number.

Our good friend M. A. may be assured, that we have never received
any of the Coinmunications which he mentions. Had they come to our
hands, we should certainly have paid due respect to them. Part of the
Letter signed, “No Methodist,” cannot with propriety be inserted; but
as the renainder is not in the same predicament, we will, with the
writer's leave, give it a place in our next.

ERRAT 4.
Page 190, line 19, for “ interposition, read " interpretation

192, 7, dele" of his civil power.”
193,

26, for “ this,” read “ The."
ibid. 33, for not,” read “ now.”

34, for "as," read “ to those which.".
194, 24, for “ arguuntar," read.“ arguuntur.”
21%,

19, for “ Common Meal,” read Common Weal."
379, -34, for “ preserved,” read“ pursued."

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