Abbildungen der Seite

Wished, by chis last tribute of their esteem crimination. This pursuit engaged much of and affection, to consecrate the memory and the time that could be spared from business; virtues of an honest servant and faithful and, together with the society of certain friend.

eminent artists, formed the chief source of At the house of his mother, Lady Saltoun, fris pieasures. In the works of Hogarch, the Ilon. Simon Fruser, brother of Lord Salo Woollet, and Bartolozzi, and in the pub. toun, in the 93d rear of his age. He ex- lications which issued from the press at pired after a few hours illness, deeply re- Strawberry hill, his collection can hardly be gretted by his family and numerous con- surpassed. nections, among whom may be mentioned. At Laytonstone, Mrs. Parsons, widow, a new banking or bill-brokering house in the well known by her literary works. She city, of which he was the nupinal head. was reduced from a state of afluence to the Much pitied youth!

hard necessity of writing to provide for a Bring fragrant flowers. the whitest lilies numerous family. She published in 1790, bring,

“ The History of Miss Meredith,” 2 vois. With all the purple beauties of the Spring;

12mo. ; and wrote also " The Errors of InThese gifts at least, these honours I'll bestow

nocence ; " « Ellen and fulia ;" “ Lucy;" On the dear youth, to picase his shade

". The Voluntary Exile;” and “ The Girl below!


of the Mountains ;" novels, all of which are

respectable performances: and “ The InAt Clifton, in the 74th year of her age, origues of a Morning," a tarce. Elizabeth, Dowager Countess of Cavan, à In Harley-street, Henry Hope, esq. tbe Jady remarkable for the variety of her aécom most eminent merchant of his time. He plishments, and the extent and solidity of her was descended from a branch of the noble mental endowments. With the greatest refine. family of the same name in Scotland, and ment, taste, and clegance of uranners, her lady was born at Boston, in New England, in the ship combined the most dignified independance year 1736. At the age of thirteen he came of mind. In her character there was nothing to England to complete his education, and little, nothing mean or selfish; all within in 1734, entered into the house of Gurnell, was great, generous, noble, and truly be. Hoare, and Co. There he remained cill coming her exalted station. For several 1760, When making a visit to his unclts, years she was unable, from bodily infirmity, who were great merchants in Holland, they to leave her apartment, yet her almost un. were so pleased with his amia yle manners remitting sufferings neither impaired the and disposition, as well as with his talents. cheerfulness of her disposition, the warmth that chcy engaged him to quit the house in of her attachments, the plavfulness of her London, and become a partner with them in wit, nor her varied powers of conversation, Amsterdam. On the death of his uncle. which continued to the last at once to charm Adrian Hope, in 1780, the whole business and endear her to the small circle of friends of the house devolved upon bim, and he who were so fortunate as to be honoured managed it in so high a style of good conwith her intimacy. Her remains were in duot and liberality, az to draw the attention, terred in Bristol cathedral.

and raise the admiration, of all Europe, • Aged 76, Rupert Clarke, esq. one of the Though he constantly refused to take any magistrates of the Police-office, Shadwell, oflice, yet he was always held in the highest and above 50 years in the commission of the consideration by the government; he was peace, and a deputy-lieutenant for the county Visited by all distinguished travellers, even of Middlesex.

by crowned heads. His acquaintarce was Mr. George Bader, late of St. Paul's courted by all ranks of people; at the ExChurch-yard. He was born at Hungerford, change he was the chief object of attenin the county of Berks, in January 1747, tion; the men of business formed them. where his father, the Rev. Thomas Bakery selves in a circle round him; and foreign (whose worth scill survives in the monvory ministers pressed forward through the crowd of the inhabitants,) was vicar nearly thirty to speak wieb him on the financial concerns years. At the age of fourteen he came 16 of their respective countries. The mage London, and was placed in the counting. Dificence of his table, and his general mode house of a West India merchant, whence of living, were suitable to the splendour of he removed, in 1767, to St. Paul's Church, his situation. From Holland he made oco yard, under the patronage of a maternal casional visits to this coustry, partly for aunt, at that time engnged in the business health, and partly to keep up his connexion of a lace merchant; which commerce he with many friends and eminent persons here; continued till the time of his decease, with and, particularly, he employed the summer unimpeached integrity. Early in life he of 1786, in a general tour round this island, shewed a taste for the arts, and after accompanied by two of his nieces, the wards became a zealous and liberal collector daughters of his sister, Mra. Goddard. "The of drawings and engravings, and of many eldest of whona married Mr. John Williams valuable works of literature, in the choice Hope, son of the Rev. Mr. Williams, of of which he evinced a most accurate cis., Cornwall, who, during the last years of his


residence in Holland, assisted, and now suc. To his three nieces, the daugh. ceeds him in his important commercial con ters of the late Mrs. Goddard, cerns; the second daughter married to John his sister, viz. Mrs. Willians Langston, esq. of London House, Oxford Hope, Lady Pole, and Mrs. shire; the youngest to Admiral Sir Charles Langston, each 110,0001. 330,000 Pole, bart. When Holland was invaded by To the three children of Mrs. the french,, in 1794, be determined hinally W. Hope, 40,0001. each ... 120,000 to quit that country, and settle in England. To the four children of the other Not long after his arrival here, he purchased,, sisters . . . . . . . 160,000 of Lord Hopetoun, the large house in Har- To Mr. Williams Hope, his ley-street, where he deposited his noble houses at Sheen anid Cavencollection of pictures, and resides to the dish-square, with the fine colday of his death. On settling in England, lection of pictures in each, be considered himself as totally disengaged rich furniture, &c. and all his from business, though he assisted the house other residuary property, togein Holland with his advice on momentous ther estimated at .'. . . 550,000 occasions, and lie devoted himself entirely to the encouragement of the arts, of which

Totalt 1,160,000 he was a muniticent pation, and the enjoye, The Right Hon. Charles Marsbam, Earl of mients of society, among a large and most Romney, Viscount Marsham of the Mote, respectable acquaintance. His cemper was and Baron of Romney. [Of whom a furtber so singularly even, mild, engaging, and account will be given in our next.] amiabie, that he was beloved by all who Ac Turner's Hill, near Cheshunt, aged 78, had access to him; che kindness of his heart Mr. John Rilph, a gentleman of singular appeared in every action of his life; he worth and merit. He was born at Penrith, anticipated the wishes of his friends, and in Cumberland, in the year 1733. His parents seemed to employ all his faculties in con- were, in every sense of the word respectable. triving opportunities of doin, what he in that neighbourhood. Of his father, the thought would give them pleasure. His Rev. Mr. Nelson, of great Salkeld, near Pencharities were in a manner boundless; he rich, an aged and most respectable dissenting had many constant pensioners, besides those minister, he says, “he was a person of the whose occasonal wants he was ever ready strictest honour and integrity, and, as such, to relieve; the applications made to him for his memory is held in esteem to this day." pecuniary assistance were innumerable; he He removed to London about the year 1750, was not without discrimination in attending and was placed as an apprentice with his re. to tliem; it is believed, however, that no Jacion Mr. Richard Cook, then a silk mercer, real object of charity ever solicited him in a gentleman well known amongst the Proe vain. But his good offices were n t contined testamt Dissenters; and held in great esteem to grants of money; his advice was f eely for the excellence of his charailer. Alter given to many who applied to him on cbeir serving the stipulated time, and continuing private concerns; he instructed them in the afterwards with Ms. Cook, in a course of best manner of extricating themselves from exertion loighly to that genileman's satisface difficulties, of succeeding in cheir pursuits, tion, he successively became his partner and and of conducting their attairs to a pros- successor. Mr. Relph was particularly disperous issue. No mau's counsel was more tinguished by great activity and energy in to be relied upon in malters of business; business, in which he spent the greatest part for his deliberate judgment was always of a long lite, and, by a thanktul, contented, sound; and staçesmen, on various occasions, and cheerful, mind, after his health was in. availed the uselves of it with advantage. firm, and his sight became very imperfect. Though he never appeared as an author, His conduct and maxims in business, formed yet his style, was clear, elegant, often spor. a striking contrast with those which before give, and often witty; for he had cultivated his deatlı became so very prevalent, and which his mind by those studies which polish hu- are now couvuising the commercial system in man nature, and was conversant with the this country. He never dreamed of getting best works of literature, especially the rich by one adventure, or of risquing his poets. Notwithstanding his advanced age, own, and the property of others, for the pure he remained in tolirable health, always pose of making a sudden fortune. The cheerlul and good humoured, the delight of British merchant of former times, was one a social circie of friends, till the 21st of oi che most useful and important citizens of February, when he was attacked by a disor whom this island could boast; an agent, who der, which bafiled all medical skill, and connected different countries by the vies of under which he sunk, the 25th of that interest and correspondence, making - their month, in the 75th year of his age. By commercial intercourse of mutual benefit, and his decease, a property to the amount of transmitting the productions of different climore than a million sterling has devolved to mates to the inhabitants of all. He was the his relations, and is thus demised by his organ of communication, by which the abun. will:


dance of one country and the wants of another ligently. He had read the bistory of his own were made known, and he received from one country with great attention, recollected it its redundancies, and supplied the wants of minutely, and considered it as the best the other. He acted upon solid intormation, governed of any country in the world. His made nu random adventures, and indulged in parents were Protestant Dissenters, and he no airy speculations. Many of those who was educated in their faith, but in religion, now call themselves merchants, purchase too, he was an enquirer; and from conviction goods upon artificial credit or securities, and continued a dissenter, inclining, in theology, without orders, without correspondence, with to the arian hypothesis. "Dr. Beason was his out knowledge of markets, send them, under relation, and he became an early communi. the direction of chance, to find purchasers in cant with the society, over which he presi. lands to them unknown. The consequences ded, of Dr. Lardner (the best man and che have been, that purchasers could not be found, soundest scholar which any church can boast) debts could not be paid, and poverty and ruin and Dr. Benson, he always spoke with vene. have not only fallen upon themselves, but up- ration, and the most affectionate remembrance, on those who had confided in them. How for they were his earliest friends in London. different the old merchant and the new. Their different opinions on some points « Look at that picture and at this !” Mr. weighed nothing in his estimation of their Reiph, who was long a merchant, was of the characters; for every good man he esteemed, old British class. Patient industry and de- never suffering himself to be biassed, by any cent care were, in his mind, the only safe and approximation to his own opinions. He held honourable road to wealth. He knew that his own opinions with firmness, but made he who would approach, as near as man is them no matter of contention and strife. Even allowed to approach, the Temple of Happi. when old, when men are most commonly ness, must do it by measured steps; that wealth tenacious of their religious notions, he held if procured, cannot be enjoyed except with mo. his imperfect charity, never making them the deration, and that whatever keeps the active means of weakening his friendly feelings to and mental powers of man en ployed bids fairest others. We ought not to adopt the opinions to secure and preserve his comiort. He, thereof any man because he is wise or learned, fore avoided those desperate risques, which for wise and learned men are to be found in create extreme anxiety, and confided in the every different church, with all its pecuregular, steady, and sober exertions of indus. liarity of sentiment, but this very circumtry. He 'disliked all show and ostentation, stance should reach us to respect, and love not only because he regarded them as destruc- ail excellent men, whatever opinions they tive of cumfort, as exciting envy and every hold. The Catholics can buast of a Pascal, .. malignant passion, but because he regarded the Church of England a Jeremy Taylor,

with displeasure all that false appearance of the Calvinists a Watts, the Ariaus a Price, 'gespect and attention which are called forth the Unitarians a Lardner, the Deists an by i hem. He saw, with disgust, our mercan. Anthony Collins and a Hume. Ought not rile men attempting to rival, in appearance this to teach us to regard what we think the and expence, our nobility, and he wished each 'errors of excellent men, rather the infirmity order in the community to keep its own place. of our nature than of individuals, and to inThe foolish fashion of writing every man, duce us to regard with equal love, those who who is supposed to be in good circumstances, are equally examples of virtue? Mr. Relph an esquire, was very offensive to him, and he was what every dissenter professes to be, a often expressed his dislike of it, when ad- real friend to the right of private judgment, • dressed under that title. Mr. Relph had early and he could see the exercise or it in opposi. cultivated a taste for reading, which all the tion to hiinself with pleasure. In politics, as occupation of business, in his most active in religion, he held his opinions with perfect years, never prevented him from indulging; charity. He was decidedly a whiz of the old and this taste was a source of great and con- school, and the vast events which passed be. tinued pleasure to him, after his retirement fore him, never altered his opinion. Against from active life. Alter his sig he became too 'the majority of the dissenters, with the truly imçerfect to admit him to continue this exer- great, and truly amiable Dr. Price, at thcic cise, an affectionate relative read to him, head, he was unfriendly to the American many hours in every day, and thus contribue Revolution; and the French Revolution, had ted to make his, retiren.ene delightful, when 'no charios with him. Yet was he intimate in health, and relieved often the tedium of with those who felt the most violently in pain and sickness. By the perusal of num. opposition to him on those subjects ; for he berless voyages and travels, and the help of tolerated any opinions in good men; perhaps a most retentive memory, he had nude him no man was ever niore frec from intolerance sell so well acquainted with foreign countries, or opinion than he was. This is of itselt no that some, who liave heard him converse, ima mean distinction, no ambiguous character of gined he had spent part of his life in those a superior mind! His private morals wera countries about winich he discoursed so intel- unsullied. He was married, and had children,


who died in early life. Having been very now without industry, and prone to expences. happy in his marriage, although a widower Far from being forward and obstrusive in pube upwards of forty years, he never contracted a lic business, he yet thought it his duty to lend second marriage, alleging, that if a man had a modest and effectual assistance to public had one good wife it was as much as he ought institutions. We accordingly find him the

to expect. His integrity, in transactions of senior member of his company, which was • business, has never been questioned, and such that of the Wax Chandlers, and discharging was his mildness to his creditors, that he never all the duties of each office of that company had one arrested for debt; and, as a landlord with credit and honour. He was, too, a diand a master of servants, he was truly ex- rector of the Union Fire Office, instituted in emplary. Indeed so social and kind was his the year 1714, and one of the most efficient nature, that every one admitted into his patrons of the Small-Pox and Inoculation family so much shared his sympathy, that Hospitals. He was also a member of the he seldom discharged a servant without pain. New England Suciety for propagating ChrisHis conversation could never offend the ,tian knowledge, and a trustee of several cha chastest ear, and his conduct to the other sex ritable institutions. He retired entirely from

was as pure as his conversation. Yet there was business about ten years before his death, * nothing more remarkable in the character of and fixed his residence en Turner's Hill, Chesthis valuable man, than his uniform cheer- hunt, Herts, where he had built many houses, fulness, even under the pressure of ill health, and possessed considerable property; and even and his habitual' thankfulness, for the good there, at a late period of life, he formed new with which providence had blessed his life. acquaintances ; for so open and social was his He seldom complained, but always, not by temper, that he liked to enjoy the converwords only, but by unequivocal conduct, sacion of his neighbours, and could see the shewed, that he thought he had more comforts playfulness of children with delighc. Here ' and less evil than he merited. He was so c01). he died, as he had lived, on the 20th day of tented and happy, even in his latest age, that January, 1811, contented, thankful, and happy, he would often say, “I have not a want nor a attended by affectionate relacives, in the 78th wish." This is the more remarkable, as he of. year of his age; leaving an example of in. ten suffered great pain; and was liable to vio. dustry, simplicity, probity, cheerfulness, and lent attacks of a most painful bodily com. benevolence, for the imitation ut all who knew plaint. His temper of mind rendered him, him. He was interred, by his own desire, in perhaps, one of the happiest men living ; in the church-yard ac Cheshunt. His funeral deed it may fairly be questioned, whether there sermon was preached by Mr. Cogan, at Walever was a man more happy in this very mu. thamstow, for whom, late in life, he had formed table state of existence; and it must be re- a sincere friendship; and upon whose ministry *marked, that his felicity was the effect of his he had last attended ; a man who would do temper and character, and not of bis affluent honour to any church, and equally remarkable external circumstances; for far greater af- for his profound erudition, and true simplicity · fluence is often found with persons whose of manners. He had thus the pleasure to find gloomy selfish and fretful dispositions, render a man, in his last days, worthy to class with them completely miserable. The constant his first favourites amongst the dissenters, benefactor of his own relations, he had also the Radcliffes, the Bensons, and the Lard. : attempted to serve many young men, had ad. ners. vauced them considerable loans; but had so Peaceful as the life he led, . often been disappointed in what he thought his Thus reposes with the dead! ; reasonable expectations of their good conduct One, whose spirit, cheerful, kind, and success, that at length his patience was Met e'en pain with thankful mind, exhausted in this way, and, after much trouble, Taught by nature, not by art," anxiety, and loss of property, he concluded it Constant pleasure to impart; had become very dificult to yield effectual He was Friendship's darling child; patronage to youth, from the great change Manners easy, passions mild!. which luad taken place, in his time, in the Reader! it thou love thyself, habits of young men; he found them generally Strive to live and feel like "RELPH!:


WITH ALL THE MARRIAGES AND DEATIS; Arranged gengruphicully, or in the Order of the Counties, from North to South,'

*. Communications for this Department of the Afonthly Magazine, properly a

thenticated, and sent free of Postupe, are always thunktulty received. Those ure more particularly acceptable which describe the Progress of Local Improvements of any kind, or wirich contuen Biographice Anecdotes or Fucts relative to eminent or remarkable Characters recently deceased.

At Sedgefield, Mr. Benjamin Bradley. NORTHUMBERLAND AND DURUIMM.

At Benwell, Mr, Andrew Wake, 6%.. THAT noble monument of humaniry, the

humanity, the ' At Sunderland, Mrs. Elizabeth Taylos, Lancastrian school house, whith the in- 89. habitants of Newcastle have raised to the At Gateshead, Mr. Richard Bentley, in memory of his Majesty, and for the benefit his 101st year. He was a hard-working of the rising generation, has been opened for 'man, and was able to follow his occupation erre admission of all poor children, whose pa till about nine years ago. Isabella, widow of Terts cannot provide for their education. Roleh Faire ou Already the complement which fills the At Necessity. ncar Aluwick, Mr. James

hool, amounting to 506, has nearly been Edmondson, 9.1. dmitted, wnd 50 MUTiCrous art the applica. At Kentalis Mrs Margaret Milburn, 104. mons. that had the building been able to She retained all her faculties till the last seat contain 1000 children, it would have been of her life, and, at the age of 90, could wak crowded with scholars.

40 miles. a day. m Marrio. 1 At Ryton, Mr. WMiam Rob At Elcringjiam, Mr. Ralph Johoson. sdı, of Pruithoe, Nurthumberland, to Miss At Sandel Hill Head, near Hexhan, Mr. 3sbella Young, of Kyo, Durham).

Matthew Leadbitter, 01. At Jarrow, Mr. Moula, schoolmaster, of

At Chesior-lestreet, Mr. Robert Green. Hepborn, to Mrs. Hill.

well, 82, At Alnwick, Edward Stamp, esq. 'to Mrs. Ac Berwick. Mrs. Weatherburn. wife of Charlson, widow of Edward C. esa

Mr. John W. 16.-Mr. Andrew Mark, 74. At Newcastle, Mr. D. Crabtree, 'df Halifax, Mrs. Bell, 75. Yorkshire, to Miss M. Oswald. -Mr. M. L.

At Newcastle, Mr. James Dann, formerly I Madain, t0 Miss Richardson. Mr. Mark Sericantat made to the corporation, 74.-Mrs. Henderson, to 'Miss Susannah Wart.-Cap- Hudson.-Mr. Edward Bailes, 69, Ms. Tain Cuolison, of the 80th regiment, 'secund Keltiewell, Mr. Powes, Fenwick, surgeon. son of Isaac C. esq. of Whihill, Durlin), to Mrs. Dodd, wife of Ms. John D Mis. Marianne, daughter of David'Stephenson, esq. Elizabeth Henzell, 79,-Mr. William Burn, Ac Durham, Mr. Henry Fawcet, of New

many years clork of St. John's Church, 64. castle, to Miss Jane Doubleday, 'daughter of

Ai Alawicki, Mis. 'Snowdon. Mr. Robert the late Mr. D. surgeon.

Hudson, , At Berwick, Mr. Robert Dickson, 'to Miss

At Durbam, Mrs. Margaret Weatherell, Jane Lawson).

98.-Mr. John Denham, 70, Airs. Many . at Monk weArmouth, Mr. Robert Stephen Wray.04. son, to Miss Elizabeth Pattison, of Bishop Ai Shinchiffe, near Durham, Mrs. Jane wearmuuch... .!

Dell, 91, . At Bellingliam, Mr. "James Charlton, of B: Herby, 'to Miss Elizducth Richardson,


"Married. At Carlisle, Mr. Bownes, of Died-) At 'the High Felling, Mr. Isaac 'London, to Miss Seul, daughter of Mr. JoJackson, 184. .

seph's. At Sherburn, near Dusham, Mrs. Rachael At Penrith, Captain William Buchanan, Hunter, 69.

R. N. to Miss Harrison. Ar Unibank, near Berwick, Mrs. Watson. At Whicchaven, Captain King, of the • At Monk weatmonth, Mr. John. Watson, Halcyon, to Miss Johnstone.- Captain lof the ship Molly of Montrose, 31.

Harrison, of the Friends, Workington, to At Bishopwearmouth, Mrs. Richmond, 31. Miss Simpson, daoghoer of Captaia S.-Mr.

Mrs. Hall, mother of Hilkiah H. late of Thomas Teeling, to Mrs. IsaDella M'Fee. Durham.Mrs. Swan,

At Moresby, near Whitehaven, Mr. Mi. At Felton, Mr. John Walker, 21.

chael Arkinson, officer of excise, Carlisle, At Stockton, Mr. Richard Moor, 59. to Miss Bland, of Parton.

Ai Coron House, near Chiester-le-street, At Egren, unt, Mr. Towerson, of White. Ms. Edw. Weatherley, 81.

haven, to Mus. Westsay.


« ZurückWeiter »