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At Guernsey, Mary, daughter of Vice his Majesty's Dock.yard, at Deptford: be Admiral Sir James Saumarez, bart.

has bequeathed a sum of money to endow an in Cavendish-square, the Rigbt Hon. Lady hospital, to be erected on the New Road, Brozonlow.

Chatham, for the benefit of the widows or Mr. Bazing, of Narrow wall, Lambeth. shipwrights. The spot of ground for this

At Hampion Court, aged 81, Sir G. purpose he purchased some years ago. Yonge, barı, K. B. who formerly filled se- At her father's, Benjamin Bates, esq. of veral important offices in the state, viz. Stockwell, Elizabetb Palmer, wife of Mr. Secretary at War, Governor of the Cape of Edward P. of Throg morton-street. Good Hope, &c.

Aged 41, Mrs. Elizabeth Gill, the wife At Camberwell, Mrs. Anne Sbaw, relict of Mr. T. G. of Bruton-place, Berkeley. of Joseph S. M.D.

square. Louisa Pigon, the wife of Frederick P. esq. . In Upper, Chelsea, T, of Hill-street, Berkeley-square, and daughier Adams, esg. of the East India House. of the late Humphrey Minchin, esq. M.P. In bis 7 1st year, W. Winter, esq. apothe. of Holywell-house, in Wilts.

cary, of Conduit-street, Hanover-square. In Upper Lisson-street, Paddington, in her in his 84th year, Tbomas Burre, esg. of 85th year, Mrs. Bentley, relict of Rev. R. Bedford-square. B. vicar of Camberwell, and sister of the The Rev. W. Mannin, curate of St. Mar. late Rev. Dr. Conyers, rector of St. Paul's, garet's, Lothbury, and vicar of Orby, Lin.. Deptford.

colnshire. In Portman-square, William Attwick, esg. At Brompton, aged 77, Mrs. Mary Pear.

At the Mote, near Maidstone, Rigbi Henson, relict of the late Mr. W. P. one of his Sopbia Countess of Romney; her ladyship was Majesty's messengers in ordinary the only child of William Morton Pitt, of in John-street, New-road, Mrs. Dennises, Kingston, in the county of Durset, esq. and wife of Mr. R. D of Duke street, Manmarried in the year 1806, to the present chester-square, apothecary. Earl of Romney, by whom she has lef: one Mrs Smitb, wife of Leny $ esq. of Hackson and four daughters. Thus has been cut ney-wick. off in the prime of life, a lady whose most in Streatham-lane, Mrs. Sarab Page excellent qualities of heart, and most amiable In Assembly-row, Mile-end, aged 62, 3, manners, did honor to the high station in Edwards, esq. which she was placed, and whose whole con- At Chelsea, aged 83, Mrs. Paulin, duct afforded a striking example of every Aged 64, after a painful and lingering religious and social duty.

illness, Mary Brown, the inestimable wite Mr. Holn Campbell, of Holywell-lane. of Joseph B. M. D. of Islington. We have Mr. James M. Clary, of Old Bond street. received a brief, but interesting, account of At Walworth, . Dewar, esq. many years this amiable lady, who w

this amiable lady, who was a singular ina purser in the Hon. East India Com; any's stance of suffering probity, unassuming service.

piety, and domestic excellence. Mis. B. At Ardgowan, after an illness of four days. was married upwards of thirty-five years, and in his 74th year, Sir 7. Sbaw Stewart, bart. never gave her husband pain, but when she of Blackdale, Greenock, and Ardgowan. was ill, and when she died. See our mixt He came into Parliament in the year 1780, Number. for the county of Renfrew, which he repre- At Hadham, in his 74th year, Dr. Hs. sented for three succeeding Parliaments. He milion. The death of this reverend geowas the intimate friend of Mr. Fox, Mr. tleman has given the immediate patronage of . Burke, and Mr. Sheridan; and is succeeded five church preferments to the crown and the

in his titles and great estates by his nephew, Bishop of London. He held the Archdeaconry Michael Stewart Nicholson, esq.

of Colchester, che Rectory of St. Martin's At Shooter's-hill, in his 84th year, Major- in the Fields, and the Rectory of Much Gereral W. Grant, of the royal regiment of Hadham, in Hertfordshire, worth together artillery.

28001, per annum. The two former are in At Uxbridge, Mrs. Elizabeth Mery Hodder, the gift of the crown, the latter, 10001. . aged 65.

per annum, in that of the Bishop of London. At Marder Park, near Godstone, J. Hat- Dr. H. married a daughter of the late Bishop tell, esy. of Spring-garden-terrace.

Terrick, who presented him to Hadham more · At Stanwell-house, Miss Stanbope, eldest than forty years ago. daughter of Admiral Sir H. S. bart.

(We copy the following character of the A: Chelsea, Lieut.-Col. G. "Williamson, late Dr. Raine, Master of the CharterCommandant of the Royal Military Asylum. House, from tbe Classical Journal, not be

Aged 63, Major-Gen R. Bowles, laie an cause we consider it as a substitute for a full Officer on the Bombay Establishment.

biographical notice of that excellent man, In Wimpole-street, aged 92, R. Hale, esg. but because it is the best notice which the of Codicote, Herts.

tardy gratitude of his friends has bestowed Ralpb Paine, esq. foşmerly storekeeper of on him. Dr. Raine is not singular in having


ongrateful survivors.* " The temper of those tenets, which he considered most con. the present times is," says this anonymous ducive to the preservation of the constie writer, « perhaps, unfavorable for escima. tution, and the welfare of his country. In ting properly the merits of such a man. the intercourse of social life, he was cheer. The long period of war, and party conflict, ful, entertaining, and innocently convivial. has turned our attention so exclusively to It has been said, his conversation was some. military glory and political talent, that we what tinged with the manner of the school. neglect those ostentatious qualities, that master. Perhaps this was the unavoidable dispense their utility in a less conspicuous effect of long habit ; but there was nothing sphere. Yet, surely, few stations are more in it overbearing, pedantic, or dogmatical. important in society, than that to which is His benevolence was conspicuous in the can. entrusted, on an extensive scale, the forma dor and kindness with which he spoke of tion of the future statesman, warrior, and the failings of others. Whenever he was scholar. How Dr. R. discharged this office, heard to censure, or condemn, it was evie the testimony of all who were so fortunate dently the effect, not of hostility to the ine as to be his pupils, will proclaim. His clear dividual, but of virtuous indignation, bearand comprehensive method of explaining ing its dignified and fearless testimony every suɔject of instruction ; his aicen:ion agaiøst the faults or the vices it wished in to the peculiar disposition of every youth, discountenance. No man that ever knew and adaptacion of the means most likely him was his enemy; some, indeed, who to influence it, have perhaps rarely been violently opposed his political or religious equalled, and can scarcely be excelled. His principles, might feel emotions of dislike or manner united in a singular degree the als rancor; but if ever they met in the inter. luring mildness of persuasion, with the im- course of life, his urbanity and amiable posing authority of instruction. The con qualities disarined their enmity, and softened duct of his scholars, and the literary dis- it into regret, that with such a man they tinctions they acquired at the universities,, could differ so widely. His acquirements in numerous in proportion to the size of the classical literature were of the first rank. school, show che success that attended his Though he has given nothing to the world, exertions. But his care and attention to yet he devoted a part of his little leisure to their welfare ceased not when they quitted ihe foundation of some works, which, if his control, and he continued to be the perfected in the retirement he was just on friend, the adviser, and, where he could be, the point of enjoying, might materially have the patron, of all, who in maturer life enriched the stores of Greek erudition and sought and deserved it. His uniform and criticism.") ardent attachment to civil and religious li- [Particulars of Richard England. The preberty, never tempied him to influence the sent writer, who had some knowledge of sentiments, or make the slightest allusion to England, upwards of thirty years ago, when those topics, in the presence of those en- he was in the height of his career, would be trusted to his care. But where there was induced to give a few memorabilia of his life, no motive of delicacy to restrain, he seemed were it from the motive alone of the shore anxious to urge his younger friends, by the accounts already published, being obviously strongest arguments and exhortacions, to po- in the soft, and husb! style, so entirely conlitical integrity and consistence. Even in Venient on certain occasions, and by universal the most unfavorable and disastrous periods, agreement, so much in order with many of be never shrunk from the manly and inde- our historical documents. To put out the pendent avowal of his opinions. Perhaps eyes and cripple the feet of history, in the this might be attended by some sacrifice of language of the philosopher, seems to be held interest and preferment; yet he was amply a matter of interior concernment. Dick Enrepaid by the satisfaction of an upright and gland, otherwise Captain England, for modern independent mind; and has declared he courtesy admits captains as well as esquires, knew no part of his own conduct, which, in was, Faber fortunæ , the architect of his o in declining life, he could view with more fortune, and during some years nearly at the complacency than his uniform adherence to head of his profession oi avanturier, gambler,

or black leg. A character, with such requi

sites, has not usually been neglected, either # How many great men have dropped by ancient or modern biography. He was into the grave since our labors commenced born in lreland, of the lowest parentage, and in the Monthly Magazine, and how vainly was in the capacity of a journeyman caninetbave we often exerted ourselves to excite maker, at Dublin, when his determination their surviving friends to record their virtues first broke forth into activity, as an aspirant and talents. At this moment we might to better his condition in life; in the Irish instance Malone, the two Kirwans, Vallancy, phrase, to set up for a jontleman. His debut, Grahame, Cavendish, Maskelyne, and many however, was not the must genteel or rle. other persons of eminence deceased within valed; since, according to common report, is these two years, of whom no adequate notice was that of a bully in the boxing line, and has been publisbed

chiefly in the service of the fair sex; to a

certain certain class of which, his Herculean form, ley's coffee-house, Round-court, in the and athletic constitution, rendered him pe- Strand, was one of the chief houses of resost culiarly acceptable. He was said to have ob- for men of the betting profession; and there tained considerable pugilistic renown at Dub. might be found in the evening, O'Kelly, lin, and to have first crossed the channel, England, Hull, the Clarkes, Tetherington, with views of rising in that profession, so and most olhers of turf repute, ready to lay much encouraged in this country, in which money to any amount, or to accommodate be met an instant and total disappointment; those who required it, with a bet on eithet bis bulk and muscular powers, great how. side the question. The company also were ever, being of themselves insufficient to form habitually amused with the exhaustless rund the complete boxer, independently of a cer. of racing anecdote, and saturnine, bizarre hu. tain quality of constitution, in which the mors of old Medley. There was, on certain English pre-eminently excel To use a vulo days, an ordinary at four o'clock, at whicla gar, but most expressive, phrase, Dick En- England frequently shone in his most bril. gland, a Miio and a conqueror at Dublin, was liant colors, as a companion, and generally sound in London to be turnippy; his valor as president. On these occasions, his man. was not mallcable or Hudibrastic; and, if his ner was generally polite and conciliating, and sledge fist could deal the most formidable his conversation sbrewd and intelligent, evin. and knock-down blows, bis too sensible flesh cing that meritorious industry which he brad could not endure the return of such. A true used, to make amends for his deiect of eduIrishman, like his suill more renowned com. cation, the semblance of which he often aspatriot, Dennis O'Kelly, England still re. fected, by the introduction in conversation, inained in the honorable service of the fair, of the classical words, Mars, Bacchus, Apollo, although he found it necessary to relinquish Naiads, and Dryads. He was sometimes the all pretensions to the honors of the fist. Ac, hero of his own tale, and unguardedly ex. cording to early chronicles, he first served as posed traits of nature in his character, which protector, in language less courtly, but more his acquired prudence and command of temper, significant, as bully, at a house of accommo- his forte, in general, enabled him to conceal. dation scar Charing Cross. From the above These traits were a ruffian violence, and introduction to life, and its usual indispensable savageness of disposition. He related to us concomitants--all-fours, put, whist, and the one evening, con amora, his docking a defaulter tables, the gradation of our candidate for in payment, and a delinquent of another de. gentility, towards the turf, was easy and in scription. A certain young tradesman met course. He is reported to have passed his him one evening, at a house in Leicester. probationary term in that mystical profession, fields, in order to an hour or two of diver. with consummate prudence and caution, in sion, at ratling the bones. England lose some deed his characteristics; and there is no three or four score pounds, for which he gave doubt, but he ultimately acquired a profi. his draft upon Hankey, the banker. Having ciency in the science of betting, and the pro persuaded his antagonist to grant him his ree fitable arrangement of his account, equal to venge, luck thenceforth turned, and England that of any professional sportsman of his not only won his money back, but as much time; he moreover, by dint of sedulous ob- more in addition, and it being late, desired to servation, attained considerable knowledge of retire ; requesting the other party to follow the race-horse, and the practical business of his example, and give the cash, or a check the course--branches, with which mere bet- upon his banker, for the money which hac ters seldom concern themselves, holding the had lost. This the tradesman resolutely re. opinion generally, that, in a race, far more fused to do, on the plea that he had been depends on the state of the proprietor's bet- tricked, and that the money had not been ting account, than on the qualities of the fairly won. England, once more demanded biorse, England, however, made little use the money, which being still refused, he of his skill as a jockey, very seldom training tripped up the young man's hecls, rolled him a horse, but contenting himself with betting upon the carpet, and snatching a case-knite and hazard, in which his success was eminext; from the side-board, cut off bis long hair and his conduct amongst the men of rank and close to the scalp. This violent action, and family, with whom he had the opportunity the menacing attitude of England, flourishing to associate professionally, was so guarded the knife, and not sparing the most deepand gentlemanly, that he was held in general toned imprecations, had such an effect upon respect. The period of bis lite now alluded the young man, in the stillness of past three to, lies between the years 1779 and 1783, o'clock in the morning, that he arose, and when he kept a good house and table in with the meekness of a lamb, wrote a dratt London, and was probably at the summit of for the amount of his loss, took his leave very his fortune. If recollection serve faithfully, civilly, wishing the Captain a good morning, he then sported his vis a vis, and was remarks and never afterwards mentioned the crcuriably choice in the hacknies he rode, going as stance, although he frequently saw England, high as eighty or ninety guineas for a horse, His other similar exploit was upon G. M. 4. a price perhaps equal to full two hundred at noted man upon the town, and ibe friend of the present time. In those days, Jack Med- an actress and singer of considerable celebrity.

Captain Captain England, it seemed, had translated a having been drinking during two or three great fat cook wench from his kitchen, to a days and nights, his hand so unsteady, that better living, at the head of his table, at far from being able to present a pistol with which Gilly M. was a frequent visitor, and accurate aim, he could scarcely erect his arm in a few weeks the woman actually eloped to present at all; that he would even pay with M. It was impossible to eonceal this half the debt hinself, should his friend con. from the prying eyes and enquirers of En tinue obstinate, on condition of an imme. gland, who yet dissembled so well as to per diate end to the bloody and unequal business. Suade M on the prerence of a trotting match, England's reply was, that he would have the to meet him at an inn at Barnet, where, whole of his money, or his antagonise's having previously purchased an excellent heart's blood. The del proceeded, and knife in St. James's-street, he threw the Rolle's heart was perforated by the first shot. amorous delinquent on the floor, and, cutting England left the ground, and fled with all off his quere close to his lead, he then kicked possible speed to London, and, being met by him out of doors, with the most contempo a friend at Charing Cross, a reason was retuous reproaches. Said England, on the oc- quired for his apparent great hurry. His casion, (in the hearing of the present writer) reply was By Jasus, I have shot a man,

had it been my wife, I could have forgiven and must be after making myself scarce. him, but to seduce my w , it was not to He appeared at that time, from forty-five to be endured!' Treatment like this, with forty-seven years of age: that placing the some frightful additions, did the Captain de. above event in the year 1784, and it must nounce against a countryman and former have been thereabouts, at his late deceasc, he partner of his, who one day, doubtless on had attained to between seventy and eighty some great emergency, made sudden use of years of age. England reached the Continent kis equal right to the joint funds in bank, by in safety, and, being outlawed, thencefortha drawing out the 'sum total, with which he resided at Paris, subsisting, as was understood, absconded. The unfortunate affair of bonor, upon his usual profession, but with wbat with young Rolle, the brewer of Kingston, degree of success was not known. On the a dissipated, but naturally soft-hearted young breaking out of the Revolution in France, man, at once put a period, in probability, for men had other and more important avocations ever to the prospects of England in this than play, which suffered as well as other country; and, tearing awaythe mask of worldly professions, or was totally neglected. Whe. prudence, which he habitually wore, exposed ther he escaped imprisonment, or whatever his natural ferocity, hardness of heart, and interest he was enabled to make with the selfish passion, in such a glaring point of dominant party, under the reign of terror, view, as never more to be mistaken or con- have not transpired; but the report' has ala cealed. . The dispute between the parties, was ways been current, that he furnished the occasioned by a debt of play or bet, to the heads of our army with some valuable intelamount perhaps of sixty pounds, which Rolle ligence, in its celebrated campaign in Flanhad repeatedly declined to satisfy, but on ders; and that, as a remuneration, his return what ground, or whether on that of suspi. to this country was smoothed, with the adcion, is uncertain. According to present re- dition of an annuity, or of a sum of money collection, England renewed his demand pub. adequate to such a purchase. His appearance licly, and with much vociferation, upon the in court, for the purpose of a reversal of the stand at Arscot, during the races, which was outlawry, was accompanied with very high in coure much resented by Rolle, who re and respectable vouchers for his character, as taliated, creating England's character with a gentleman, a man of honor, and of mild contempt, and reproaching him as a black manners. He seems to have passed the re. leg. A challenge froin England ensued, mainder of his life, much at his ease, chiefly which was accepted by the giddy and thought in the neighbourhood of Leicescer Square, less young man, chen in a state of half inebri. unnoticed, and perhaps with very little conation, and persisted in, notwithstanding the cern in his foriner profession. His mode of strenuous representations of his friends, on quitting this life was fortunate, and truly the absurdity, indeed utterly needless to any enviable. He had been a little indisposed, point of honor, or pitting his life against that about a weck. On the day of his death, his of a savage and unprincipled éscrue, who was servant asked him at what hour he would known to be constantly firing at a target, and dine, when he appointed six o'clock. Din. whose steady and experienced hand could ner being about to be served, he was disco. snuff a candle with a pistol ball. The cir- vered dead upon the sofa, his head reclined cumstances of the duel, related immediately backward. There are many ways beside after the event, by eye witnesses, were to the chose of honor or utility, in which a man following effect. Several rounds were fired, may render himself conspicuous in lite: bewhen a parley ensued, must feelingly de- hold those which succeeded with this jour. manded by Rolle's second, who represented neyman carpenter.] to England the probable horrors of the bu- (We find that Mr. HEWLETT in the siness they were upen, the very incapable preface to his Bible, made the following just condition of Mr. Rode to do himself justice, acknowledgment of the services and lavors of poor Smart, whose merits and premature Hague 10,000 forins; to each of the orphad death we noticed in the Magazine for July, houses of those citics the same sum; and page 589 -" In addition to the notes and each of his Christian neighbours who assisted other illustrations, I may venture to premise, at his funeral, 100 Dutch docats; and to each that the reader will here have a correct copy Jew 200 ditto. of the sacred text, I mean of our authorised At Venice, of which city he was governor, translation ; which will be deemed of the the French Admiral Villaret Joyeuse. He more importance, when it is considered, that commanded for some time the Toalon fleet, numberless errors have been suffered to dis- and was the officer who, in some boasting disfigure most of the common editions of our patches, accused Nelson of running away from University Bibles. The laborious task of him. collating the best of these, and of verifying i n July last, the celebrated classical schoor correcting the references to parallel lar Heyne, at Gottingen, in the 834 year of texts, in many hundred instances, has been his age. He retained all his literary ardoar intrusted to Mr. MARTIN SMART, whose to the last, and several persons had letters practical knowledge of the press, added to from him, written both in German and Latin, his habits of diligence and accuracy: pe which were dated the evening before his *culiarly qualify him for such an under death. taking"]

In July, Amurarb, the only son of the DEATHS ABROAD.

Turkish Sultan. The Grand Seignior, who At Allahabad, George Law, esq. aged 18, is now the only living male of the Ottoman In the Company's military service, and second family, has been plunged into the deepest son of the Lord Bishop of Chester, and ne- grief by this event. . phew of Lord Ellenborough. He was a young A t Elvas, of a violent fever, brought on man of very promising talents, and sincerely by fatigue and exertion, Captain Learban, of segretted, by his brother officers, as well as the 4th Dragoon Guards, eldest son of Lieut. by every one who knew him.

Colonel L. of Edinburgh. At Amsterdam, a wealthy Jew, named Pi. At Salamanca, of excessive fatigue, in the nedo, who made some singular and unprece- discharge of his duties in the commissariat, dented bequests. He left to each of the aged 28, W. G. Gullifer, esq. Christian churches in Amsterdam and at the


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NORTHUMBERLAND AND DURHAM. and upon this principle, because anciently, A PARAGRAPH appeared in a Puper at the when the owner of the land made this hedge, * time of the assizes, stating, that, in an he made the bank and ditch to support it; action respecting a hedge, tried at Newcastle both must have been made in his own land, Assizes, it was declared by Mr. Baron Wood as he could not make them in any other pero to be the law, "that the person to whom son's land." the hedge belongs has a right to five feet of At Berwick the poll finally closed with, his neighbour's field, for a ditch or other pur- A. Allan 419-H, H. St. Paul 283-J.P. poses : nay, that he may enclose five feet and Selby 176 * plant it, and also claim five feet of any mine. Married.] At North Shields, Capt. T. ELTal which may be contained under that space." lison, of the Achilles, to Mary, second daugh. This paragraph was copied into several Lon. ter of Capt. John White, oi the same place. don papers, and produced a letter from Mr. -Mr. Chambers, of North Shields, to the Baron Wood, to one of the editors, in which daughter of Mr. Askew, of the Low Lights. his lordsluip says, “it is an absolute falsc

hood, inserted by some malignant spirit, with * Under the respective counties we have į a view to injure him in his judicial character, inserted the state of many of the polls at the

as he never did declare any such thing." The final close. The period of the month, how. law really laid down by him he states to have ever, at which this part of our work is prebeen this, “ that the ditch on the outside of pared ha: precluded us from obtaining the a hedge, as well as the hedge, belongs to the whole of such accounts in time for the preowner of the field in which that hedge stands, sent Number.

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