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death of his uncle, the well-known Dr. Wil. · with an hæmorrhage from his lungs. From liam Pitcairn who had practised physic here this he recovered, after some time, so far as for nearly half a century, and had been miny to be enabled to resume the exercise of his years president of the college of Physicians profession; but the same disease having reDr. Davit Pitcairn was born on the 1st of curred in summer, he embarked in September May, 1749, in the house of his grandfather, for Lisbon. During a stay of more than 18 the Rev. David Pitcairn, minister of Dysart, months in Portugal, he had no return of the in the county of file. When abont nine or læniorrhage, in conscquence of which he ten years old; he wiis sent to the high school ventured to come back to this country in at Idinburgh, where he remained four years; May 1800. He was still feeble; and his after wbich he went to the University of heart was still beating too forcibly; he for Glasgow, and prosecutes his studies there till some time, therefore, declined altogether en he arrived at the age of twenty. At this gaging in medical practice. Afterwards, as period of his life he used to spend much of his health improved, he began to creive pa. his leisure time with the family of he Rev. tients at his house ; then to meet other phy James Baillie, minister of Both well, in the sicians in consultation at the bouses of their County nt Lanark, and father of the present pacients; and at length, after an interval of Dr Mail:ew Baillie, of London, and of the several years, to undertake che entire care of celebrated dramatic writet Miss Joanna sick persons at their own homes ; except duBaillie, During this intercourse commeoced ring four month in the latter part of the year, an att cliopate iniimacy between Dr. Pitcairn which he spent almost wholly in the country. and Dr. Baillie ; which atterwards, as the In the mean time, however, the palpitation difference of their years became less in pro. of his heart continued; on which account he portion ro their whole ayes, gradually chang. for a long time lived very abstemiously, ed into the warmest friendship, that continue drinking only water, and abstaining almost ed ever after. It being n'w deterinined that entirely from animal food. But, as the bead he should be a physician, he went in 1769 to ing did not increase, and no other sign of a the university of Edinburgh, and studied me. d seased heart existed, and as he found a vegedicioe there for three years, under the imme- table diet to produce in him much Autulence. diate direction of the illustrious Cullen. In about a year or two before his death he be1772 he came to London, und altended the gan to eat moderately of animal food once a lectures of Dr. W. Hunter, and Dr. G. day, and to take sometimes after dinner a sinFordyce. About the same time also, that gle glass of wine diluted with water. Under he might attain an English degree in physic, tsis change of reginen his appearance altered thou h he was then nearly 23 years old, he considerably, and during the last six months of entered at Ben'et College, Cambridge. In his life, he frequently received the congratula1780, several years before he received his tions of his friends on the improvement which Doctor's L'egree, he was elected physician to his health had undergone. Disregarding che St. Bartholumew's Hospital; and about the advice giv:n byrne of the masters uf his art, same time inay be placed the commencement " si plenior aliquis, et speciosior, et coloratior, of his private medical practice. In 1792, factus est, suspecia bubere bina wwe debet," de he was chosen physician to Christ's Hospitali secmed to look upon his increased strength and in the following year, his private prac. as a permanent acquisition, and as chiefly valu. cice being now considerable, he resigned the able from enailing him to bear an increase office of Physician to St. Bartholomew's of protesstonal labour. In the course of the Hospitui. His office at Christ's Hospital de month of March for instance, he rose several munded but little of his time, and was there. times from his bed soon after midnight, and fore retained by him several years longer travelled between twenty and thirty miles By the death of Dr. Warren, which took before morning, to visit i patient. From place in June 1797, Dr. Pitcairn was placed these exertions, however, he appeared to at the head of his profession in London. suffer no immediate injury. But about the One or two other physicians possibly derived beginning of April he found that he was as much pecuniary emolunucnt from the leated by his single glass of wine, though dipractice of medicine as himseli; but certainly luced largely with water, and therefore disno other was so frequently requested by his continued it. On the 13th, he felt a soreness brethren to aftord his aid in cases or difficulty in his thrual; but he thought so lightly of But this prosperous state did not endore long. i", that he continued his professional visits In the autumn of the same year he fell froin during that and the two following days. In his horse, and bruised his side. Shortly af. the night of the 15th, his throat becama ter, his heart began to beat with violence, wurs, in consequence of which he was copi, and his attention was more particularly di- ously bled at his own desire, and had a large rected to this symptom, as it had occurred in blister Applied over his throat; but the irrione of his brothers, likewise in consequence tation occasioned by the litter remony was afa Sall, whose heart, alter deuth, was found so distressing to him, that it was removed considerably enlarged. He continued, how. before irs intended effect was fully produced. ever, to follow his pro cssion till February On the evening of the 16th, Dr. Baillie cal. in the following year, when he was attacked led upon him, without knowing thar be was
ill; and having heard the history of his ait. liam Almack, esq of London, and a niece of ment, and an account of the remedies em. his precepior, Di. Cullen, but had no issue. ployed, he enli.ely approved of what bad She lik wise survives him. His person was been done. At this time Dr. Baillie obser- tall and erect, but of late years rather thin ; ved no svinptom which indicated danger. his countenance during youth was a model The disease becoming more violent in the of manly beauty, and even in advanced life course of the night, a considerable number was reinarkably handsome While a boy, of leeches were applied to the throat early in he was noted for possessinz a grave and the morning. Dr. Baillie visited him at 11 manly minner, connected with moch sweeto'clock in the torenoon. His countenance ness or disposition. These qualities, added was now sunk, his pulse feeble and unequal, to cunsiderable bodily stiength and courage, his breathing laborious, and his yoice almost gave him great influence over his play-fele Jost, from the swollen state of the parts con- lows. But, though of a studious turn, he cerned in its formation. In this state he did not acyuire knowledge at school as quickly wrote upon a piece of paper, that he conceix. as some of his companions. His memory, ed his windpipe to be the principal seat of however, was sirong, and his judgment the disease, and that this was the croup. sound; whaiever, therefore, he learned was Mr. Hone was also present; and it was relained, and well assorted; so that in time agreed that an altempt should be made to he excelled most of those who had once been give relief by wounding the tonsils. This regarded inis superiors. Flis knowledge of was accordingly done ; some bloud issued, history and geography, from the strength of but nothing purulent. Both the patient, his mcilory, was particularly accurate. Few however, and those about him, conceived pessons ever gained, without any direct effort that he had derived benefit from the opera. to this end, su extensive an acquaintance tion. Dr. Baillie saw him again between with the var.ous orders of society. His cdufour and five o'clock in the afternoon, and carion begin at the largest school in Greut touylit bis situation much improved; for Britain. He afterwards studied for several the pulse was now equal and more firm, and years at each of the great universities of his general appearance indicated less debili'y Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Cambridge, and and distress. Under this persuasion he left attended the principal lectures upon medihim, having previously agreed to return at cine in London. Woile a young man in Lon10 in the evening. when he was to mree in don, lie live with his uncle, wbo had many consultation Mr. Home, and another Physi. friends, and frequently entertained them at cian, who had long time been intimate with his house. lle resided many years in Ling his patient. A little before Dr. Baulie had coln's Inn Fields; and, while there, associpaid the visit just mentioned, a slight drowsi- ated daily with gentlemen of the law. He ness had come on, and this symptom rather was early adınitted a Fellow of the Royal increased after his departure. But nothing and Antiquirian Societies; and hence knew more remarkable occurred till near eight many learned men in addition to those of his o'clock, when the patient's breathing be- own profission. He was fond of country came suddenly more eifficuit. About 20 mi: sports, and athietic games, particularly the nutes after this he died. The body was ex. Scottishi one siamed Golf, which carried him amined the second day after his cleach by Mr. among other sets of men. He had a taste Home, Dr. Baillie, and Dr. Wells. Tlie also for the Fine Arts; in consequence of throat and tongue were found much inflamed which, he became acquainted with many of and swollen. The inner membrane of the the professors of them; and his employ: windpipe was also found inflamed, but alto. ment as a physician in the largest Hospital gether free from that præternatural coating in the kingdom, and in private, made known wlrich occurs in croup. The heart and lungs to him a very great number of persons of were entirely sound; but the great artery, cvery rank and description in lie. From close to its origin, was somewhat discased; such opportunities, and an original turn for sufficiently, perhaps, to occasion in a person the observation of character, he obtained a of an irritable frame an increased force in the most extensive knowledge of human nature, pulsation of the beast, though apparently nyt and an infinite fund of stories and anecdotes, in such a degree as to affect the curation of which when at ease among his friends, he life. On the 25th, his corpse was deposited used to relate in the happiest way. None in a vault in the church of St. Bartholomew, of his stories, however, related to himself; near Snithfield, which contained the remains indeed, he scarcely ever spoke of himself to of his father and unclc. Dr. D. l'iccairn had liis most intimate friends; no doubt, from a tive bruthers; one of them ried young: three wish to avoid a fault he saw so frequently others, all of tbein otficers in his Majesty's commitied by others. In conversation de service, died after they were men; the young. Shunned dispute. When he dissent d from est, a counsellor at Law, survives him. He others, be cither declared his opinion in bar four sisters, all of whom have been mar. a few words, or remained altogether si
ied, and are alive. His mother also still lent. With literary men his value os lives, and is in her 79 ch year. In 1781, he a companion was considerably increased parried Llizabeth the only daughter of Wil. by his judgment in selecting and lively
mode mode of repeating pasages from new works history and treatment of diseases. He was, of taste, niost of which he read immediately for instance, the first ulo Look notice of after they were published. But, though he the connexion between Rlieumacism of the had lived so much in society, he never en external parts of the body, and a cer ain aturely lost a natural shyness of mannis, fection of the heirt, which he bence called which was more observable at sometimes than theumatism of that organ. Since it was at others. This was orien imputed by those mentioned by him numerous examp.ez of it who did not know him to pride; though, have been seen by others, which puts the in touch, it seemed to arise from a diftience justooss of the observation beyond doubt; of his own merit. As he advanced in years, though no trace o: it exists in any auctor his manners became less reserved to strang. prior D Dr. Baillie, to whom he had corn ers; for to his friends they had always been munica ed it. He never published any of frank and affectionare. His feelings were his observitions himselt'; but several, bewarm, and he was sometimes betrayed by sides that which has just been spokes of, them into lirtie improprieties ; but this disad- have been given to the world by others Ho vantage was greatly outweighed by the ener: never long enjoyed very good health from Ey which wis hence given to his character, the time of his commencing to practise plig. and the interest which he took in the hap: sick in London for, not to repeat wat piness of others. It may be regarded, per. has already been said respecting his disordes, haps, as no inconsiderable title tu praise, that he was, during many years of the first part he behaved with the utmost kininess and of his residence here, much subjeet to viogenerosity (uwards his numerous relations. lent head-acls. He twice laboured under But his endeavours to serve, were not con- severe agurs; and suffered several attacks of fined to these. He was ever ready to assist i Marimatory sure throat. But none of his his friends in their pursuits, ror only by his ailments made any considerable permanent advice, but by his influence with others, and impression upon his external appearance ; for the sacrifice of his time; to say nothing of inmediately before his death no person would other aids which he frequently furnished. have suppisci, inom seeing hin, that his Like other men of warm tempers, he was health had ever been bad, or that he had acape to bestow upon his present pursuits more tained ihe age of nearly sixty years. Ihan their due importance; and, as increase of (Further particulars of Miss anna Seward, years and prolessional employnient, together whose dearb was annunc d a: p. 410 of our with great varities in the state of his last Mamber The liberal attainments ut health, necessarily produced alterations in Miss Seward, and her devotion to tie Muses, his views of lue, he was hence thrught by long rendered her came celebrated in the some to be of a changeable disposition. But liriered world; whilst her amiable manners, this was never said, respecting his attach hospitality, and highly cultivated converment to persons. He continued to the last, sation, caused her to be universally sought loving to his first friends, anul was, in return, witte, and respecteil. Perhaps no person ever most cordially beluved by thein. His mani possessed in a greater degree, the colloquial ner as a physician, was simple, gentle, and powers of pleasing, than Miss Se vard. To dignified, and alway's sufficiently Clearful to a mi ule and accurate acquaintance with the encourage hope, without attending by its in- English classics, she added an inexhaustible congruity with the scene wbuut hun. From fund of loxal and literary anec 'ote. Natu. his kindness of heart, he was srequently leci rally eloquent, she cu 1. ngunicated ner knowto give more attention to his patients han ledge in the choicest, and must energetic could well be demanded from a Physician; language. The animation of her counand as this evidently spring from no in, triance, and the brilliant lustre or her eye. terested motive, le often acypired considere uave à most forcible expression of feeling able influence with those wyom he had at and intelligence to her words and actions. tended during sickness, No physician, in Conscious of her ability she fresly dispiayet derd, of bis rank in London, perhaps, ever herseli in a manner cqually renture trip arexercised his profession to such a degree yra. rogance and aitectation Her mind and in. tuitously. His behaviour to other physicaens formation were accessible to ail; and no was highly cundid and liberal, and he most one ever paried from her dissatisfied with studiously arcided the slightest appearance of himsell. or without iho desire tu renew his interfering in theit professional concerns. visit. 1. familiar conversion s'e greatly Such conduct is no doubt, recommended by excelledand in reading, more particulariy its ultimate utility ; but in trm it arose from poetry, she was unconmond, sphed ang cor. a native sense of hunour, that apareu in ect. Her doors were at all times open with every other transaction of his lilc. As he liceral hospitality, and is diriuse chessjutuess atterided very careiully to the symptoms of and happiness over hier de nestic, and son at diseases, in the order and degree in which cucles, was the endeavour of her lileOf they occur in nature, he bud, from this intant genius and incrit, wherever she met source, and the excellence of bis memory, them, she was ihe warm encourager, and acquired great practical knowledc of luis zealous friend Her hand was ever extended prolession. He had, in consequence, also in active benevole: ce towards the cistressed, pad many original observations upon w.
of overflowing pity, to the tale of misery. at originality evaporated in turgid obscurity, In her intercourse with society no woman and pompous inflacion. We frequently meet had less pride. At the table of the respectae in her poetry with nervous lines, anu sume. We tradisman, she was as easy, attable, and times with beautitul stanzas; but neither te entertaining, as at the more sumpluous board pleasing vein of casy flowing versc, nor toe of the nobleinan. Politeness in her was an more happy inspiration oi gracelul energy, inherent quality, not an acquired liabit; and ever accompany her long. We seldom sce her natural humanity was such as to proinde her thoughts clothed in the dignified simulicity her to acts of kindness, even towards persons of nature, but usually fised them loaded with who had orfeited her esteem. Su.h, diveste tactitivus and ill assorte. ornaments. lier od of the fulsome praise, which designing prose bears pretty much the same cbaracter Aarterers lavished upon her writings and with her poetic cul positions. They abcund genius. was the amiable and intelligent Miss in sparkling senie.'cos, poetinal images, and Seward. Her merits were peculiarly her high sounding epithets ; but want aangewww: The spontaneous uttspring of a good ment and precision. It is understood that heart and a liberaily endowej mind. Her she has left the whole of her wosis, as a errors arose from a glowing imagination, legacy, to Mr. Scott, the northern poet, joined to an excessive sensibility, cherished, with a view to their publication in a collected instead of being repressed, by carly habits and edition, with her life and posthumous piecos; education. At the time Dr. Darwin canic several of which the present writer has beard first to reside at Lichficlu, Miss Seward was her name. But of til her works, her episabout thirteen or fourteen years of age. The tolary corresponuence must be the most decircle wbich the doctor drew around him, for sirable. She had all her lite an extensive ien or twelve vears from thut period, was acquaintance, and especiaily with men of composed of young men of acknowledged literature. Her talents and disposition pe. talents, and of ardent speculative minds: culiarly filted her for a species of writing free whose svirits, too buoyant for the beaten from the trammels and constraints of regular
track of knowledge, suar.d to explore the yet composition. It is from this source that the - untrodien paths of science, and give new Dature or her geoius, and ile powers of her
systems to an astonished world. To turn mind, may be fairly appreciated; where, alaside the smooth current of nature, and to thougli intermixed with much tinsel and de prise established usages, were the princi. alloy, will doubless be discovered no comples upon which they conducted their re- mon portion of sterling metal. In her researches. Their visionary pursuits were marks upon the writings of her contemporadignified with the applicatio: ur philoso, hy; ries, always a tavounte topic ot communicabut were evidently more calculated to gra tion with her triends, she will be found 10 tify their own passions and propensities, than display muci acute and genuine criticism. to promote the improvement of mankind. Her judgment in the selection of the poetic Variety and originality were the objects of beauties or others, was for the must part their adoration, to which they sacriticed with chaste and correct; qualius which in het out remorse, reason, and comnion sense. own compusitions setm to be sacrificd to Among those persons were Mr. Day, (who empty sound and vain show. Had the taste, from Miss Sewara's owa account of lum, was and exquisite feeling, of this lady, bcom a capricious wild enthusiast ;) Mr. Edg worth, reared and cultivated with care and prådence, and Sir Brooke Boothby.--Doctor Darwin it is highly probable that she would have promoted and encouraged their idie schemes, ranked among the first favourites of the and gare consequence to their speculations, Muses; instead of which, the candid and unby the reputation or his genius, and the vie prejudiced must acknowledge that bet poetic riety of his talents. In this cuterie, Miss tame cannot long survive the remembrance Seward's carly impressions were tormed. In of her frieuds, and the partiality of her per che daily habit of bearing new, and ingenious sonal admirers. That a mind formed like bypothesis, she became enamoured of nuvelty, Miss Seward's should be niore liable to act and sighed for the weed of lame ; in which trom toc impulse of feeling, than from the she was encouraged and flattered by the galo steady dictates of reason and principle, can Juntry of her admirers. Possessed of an not be matter of surprise. A woman inde
active and ductile mind, and a romantic dis pendent in nortune, and fascinating in man"position, she ted with avidity upon the in. ners, is more likely to be surrounded by
tellectual variety thus piaced before her. flatterers than friends, and if the blandishTo poetry she had been fondly attached from mcnts of the former found too easy an 20ner childhood, and her warm imagination mission to her heart, it is a weakness which naturally became emulous of disunction in she sbared with nine tenths of the human her tavourite pursuit. But Miss Seward's race. And pernaps those who lamented the genius was not of a class to strike out new readiness with which she admitted the spe. models of poetie excellence; and her natural cious and designing to ber frienastup, will go dtaste had been perverted. Shs was de- allow that, placed in her situation, few wo fcient in fertility of invention; and wanted men would have conducted themselves with new and forcible combinations of thouglit, greater circumspectiva.] to accomplish such a task. All her attempts
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NORTHUMBERLAND AND DURHAM. Watson. --Mr. Jolin Davidson, one of the On the 20th of April, was laid in New. serjeants at Mace of this corporation.dastle, the fuunilation stone of a new square Mir. Alexander Wilson, 76.- Vrs. Ana at the beari of Howard Street, to be called Dixon, vb. --Miss Hearn, daughter of the Northumberland Place.
late Mr. Joseph Hearn, of Preston, 14.'The new church at Wallsend, Newcastle, Mr. Calvert, Clapbam, 67.–Virs. Lowes,. was consecrated for divine worship by Tho. -Mr. Tbomas Marshall, one of the oldest mas Burgess, D. D. Lord Bishop of St. free burgesses of the corporation, 86.-Dariil's, on the 27th of April. This ncat Mr. Hutchinson, jun. a draughtsman and edifice stands on a spot of ground nearly architect of great promise, 24.–Mr. John adjoining the line of redloubts continued Shipman.-Mrs. Mary Lootimar, 69.from the end of the Pomau Wall to Tyne. Mr. Thomna. Heritson, inany years secremouth, and only about 800 yards from the tary to the shipping insurance societies, Roman station called Seyedunum, where in South Shields.--Mrs. Thompson, 74.stond a Temple of Diana, as appears from Mr. John Grey, 81.-This man was an the remains of antiquity found there. instance of the diversity that exists in
At the late Ovingham fair, the Tyne huinan constitutions. For the last 50 years side Agricultural Society awarded the fula luis beverage was Hollands Genela. He lowing prizes; vix, To Mr. John Rowell, drank it without water, sometimes in cc. of Hollinghall, for the best stallion for bun pious libations, vet continued healthy until * ters or road horses, 51. 5s. "To Jr. George within a few weeks of his death. Coxon, of Wall, for the best stallion for At Durham, Mr. Thornas Woodifield, coach horses, 51. 58. To Mr. John Turn. one of the bishop's bedesinen, 4 2.-- John buli, of Bywell, for the best stallion for Crookes Leighton, esq.4--Mrs. Thompdraft horses, . 51. 5s. To Mr. Antony son, 34. Wailes, of Dearl, for the best bull, 101.10s. At Plairstort!
Foreman. To Mr. Thomas Baites, of Haiton, fur the At Alnwick. Mrs. Hudson, 35. next best bull, 51. 55. To Mr. William At St ckton, Edward Brown, esq. Johnsen, of Brudhoe, for the best bull on a At Bishopaearuouth, John Paddison, forn not more than 11. per acre, 51, 5s. 104.-Mr. William Read, 97, To Mr. Antony Wailes, of Bearl, for the At Low Elswick, Mr. Williain Ryle, 53. best pair of steeis. 51. 54. To ditto, for At Ovingham Brat-House, Mr. John the best boar, 31. 35. "To Mr. William Johnson, 75. in the great flood, in 1778, Jobling, of Styford, for the next best boar, he and all his family were sw ptaway in 21. 2s. The sweeps akis of 20 guineas the night, with his house, out building, for heifers, was adjudged to Mr. Antuny and even his garden. All were rownel Wailes, of Bearl.
except himsef and his brother, who Married.] Al Croxdale, Durban, Wil. caught the branch of a tree as lhes pa sed liam Blundell, eso. of Crosby Hall, Lan- down the current, to which they clung till cashire to Miss Stanley, only daughter of eleven u'clock he next day, nearly nakeca the late Sir Thomas Stanley Massey Stan At Berwick, Mr. ranxion, 89 ley, Barouct.
John Nesbit, 99.-Mr aires Stewart, At Newcastle, Licuteaant Colin of the 21. --Mrs. Gray.- Mr. Vaines Blickett, 7+. West Kent militia 10 Miss Ferney. -Mr. Thomas Hogarth, 7.-Mrs. Agnes
At Hondhtoa le Spring, the fies. John Atchinson, 85. -Mr Alexander M'Kenzie, Reeves, of Stanfordhim, 1o Miss Charlton. 80.
At Darbam, Thomas Crocuwell, esq. of At Hexham, Mr. Robert Gate, 99.Willington, to Miss Isabella liays.
Mrs Liddle, widiw of the Rev Mr Liidle. At Brancopeth, the Rev. William No – Mrs. Mary Oxley, 63 - Mr. Tulip, 26. öeld, to Miss Alills, of Wiglaton.
AtM: rpeth, Mrs. Elizabeth Crawford, 0.) Ay Newcastle, Mr. Williain 72