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it was in the evening generally that his attachments most sincere; and he he played; when he hurt his eye (it had a heart formed for charity in the was on the 7th of Dec.) he had been most extensive meaning of that copiat bis books all the morning, and ous term. He was a fond and dutiful went between dinuer and dusk to son; he was kind to the poor, genetake one set at tennis. When he lost rous to the distressed, slow to anger, his life hunting, he had not hupted ready to forgive. He had a mind ten times the whole season. And what exactly constituted to admire Chrishave been represented as his last tianity for the sublimity of its prinwords were not his last words; and ciples, and to revere it for the purity even if they were, they had no other of its precepts. His religion was free meaning than “ Pray prevent a help- from ostentation, bis practice was not less man from slipping down out of designed to attract the applause of his place." That he was not a mere the world. He sought out opportusportsman, a inere idler, or a mere nities of doing good as it were by trifler, witness the wet eyes that stealth, and relieved distress where the streamed at every wiodow in the persons relieved did not even know streets of Dublin as his hearse was who their benefactor was. To say passing by; witness the train of car that he had no faults, or never com. riages that composed his funeral pru- mitted sin, would be ridiculous, if cession; witness the throng of nobi not profane ; for what buman being lity and gentlemen that attended his is free from sin ? but to say that, if reivains to the sea-shore ; witoess the he was occasionally betrayed by families he had visited in Ireland; youth, surprize, or passion, into the witness the reception of his corpse in commission of a sin, he did not suffer England ; witness the amazing con. it to become habitual; or that selfcourse of friends, tenantry, and neigh- denial and self-controu were two bours, that came to hear the last rites very conspicuous features in his cha. performed, and to see him deposited racter, is no more than dong justice in the tomb; witness the more en to bis magnanimity. He had been deared set of persons who still mean early instructed in the three fundato hover round the vault where he mental principles of the Gospel, faith, is laid!
repentance, and improvement of life; The Duke had been of age only and he constantly acted as if he had Ihree months when the fatal accident those principles firmly rooted in his happened, and he had not taken bis mind:-in short, both in sentiment and seat in the House of Lords. Whe. practice, heendeavoured to be,andwas, ther he would ever have made an a good Christian: and, if such, even an eloquent speaker in Parliament, is a event so awful and tremendous that question that, if it must be decided, it is deprecated in the Liturgy, and may be decided in the negative; but, which it was his apparently hard lot as to his making a very useful mem to encounter, though it took him ber of that august assembly, there unawares, could uot find him upprecan be no question at all; for in any pared. deliberation where sound judgment The sketch here given of the Duke and acute discrimination were requi. of Dorset's character is a very faint site, there he must have shone. He and imperfect one; but it is not exhad all the qualities that go to the aggerated. Those who knew bim making up of an honest man. He need no record of his virtues ; and had all the accomplishments that are those who were ignorant of his meessential to form a perfect gentle- rits may form some, though far from man. He had a bigh sense of his an adequate notion of them, from rank, and of the dignily of his an this authentic document. A life tercestry, tempered with true bumility. minated in the very dawn of manHis manners were gentle and engag- hood, and including only the brief space ing; and if in a mixed party some of lwenty-one years and three months, rempapls of shyness were still per cannot be expecied to furnish much ceptible, to his familiar friends' he incident for narration, or to make a was a most agreeable companion. very splendid figure in the annals of His temper was peculiarly amiable, fame. But, if an uncommon docility not so much perhaps constitutionally of disposition, an uudeviating regard serene, as chastened by self-discipline. to truth, an ardent emulation in the His affections were warm and steady; pursuit of literary altainments, an
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The Continuation of the “Tour in the were as follows: Netherlands,” in our next; with a Letter Inveni requiem: Spes et fortuna valete, of Howard the Philanthropist, &c. &c. Nil mihi vobiscum est: ludite nunc alios.
A. E. L. observes that In an Act I first saw them, when a Schoolboy, in of Parliament, 17th Geo. II. cap. 5, reading Gil Blas. I then attempted a commonly called “The Vagrant Act,” a Translation, which, although creditable proviso is inserted, in order to prevent for a boy, I think meanly of now. The the operation of that Act from extend Greek I suspect to be a version of Golding 'to prejudice or affect the Heirs
smith's own. I have not Petrarch's or Assigns of John Dutton of Dutton, Works by me to seek for them: he proco. Chester, Esq. deceased, touching bably wrote them, and they are put on any liberty, privilege, or authority, his tomb, in the same manner as is done which they had or ought to use within on our Gay's, “Life is a jest, &c." the County Palatine of Chester, and PALATINUS, having read the Police ReCoupty of Chester, by reason of any port with considerable interest, begs to ancient Charters of any Kings of this
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strikes him, of great importance, hardly derstand that the family of the Duttons touched upon in the Report : the one is, (who were the Lords of the Manor of the abolition of the Saloons at the Public that name) used annually to hold a Theatres in this Metropolis, and the reCourt at Chester on Midsummer-day straining Women of the Town from obfor the purpose of granting Licences to truding themselves into all parts of the Minstrels to play in that County; and Boxes; and the other is, the necessity probably some of your numerous Cor of having the performances finished by respondents can state the particulars 10, or a little after, every night. The or substance of the Charters alluded to, morals of the Metropolis would, he is and whether the privileges granted by persuaded, be greatly improved by these them are still exercised, and by whom.” regulations.
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Character of the late Duke of period of his education, his plan was DORSET.
to begin and end the day with prayers; N TO domestic
to devote three hours every morning caused a more general sorrow to study; in the afternoon to ride on than the sudden death of the late horseback, to play at cricket (of which Duke of Dorset; and every feeling game he had as it were an herediheart, though a period of eighteen tary fondness), or to pursue some months has elapsed since the event, other exercise ; and the evening he must still be interested to know whe- always passed with his mother and sisther a life so unexpectedly taken ters, dividing the time between inaway had been uniformly spent in struction and amusement. The hours such a manner as to soften and di- of study were employed in reading minish the awfulness of its ontimely the Bible, in learning bis Grammar, termination. That laudable curio. in translating Æsop's Fables from sity may find some satisfaction in Latin into English, and the Psalms the following little Memoir, which, from English into Latio, in reading though a very imperfect outline of a portion of the Universal History, the character it attempts to exhibit, in repeating a short Poem, and in is nevertheless grounded on oppor other useful occupations. tunities of observation and know. discovered symptoms of a solid unledge of no ordinary kind, and such derstanding, of a retentive memory, as nothing but the strictest habits of and of a mind very susceptible of intimacy can afford; and, if it is sub cultivation and useful improvement; ject to the charge of partiality, it is more perhaps inclined to patient inonly intended for that class of Read quiry and accurate information, than ers who are inclined to allow that a remarkable for quick apprehension ; partial Friend may be an honest Chro more distinguished for good judgnicler; and that it was impossible to ment than for warın conceptions and kuow the subject of this Memoir and bright fancies. not be partial to him.
In Jan. 1802, he was entered at The Duke of Dorset was born at Harrow, being then just turned of Knole, Nov, 15, 1793. He came to eight years old, and never was satchel the title betre he was six years old. carried by a finer or' sweeter boy, His seventh year wanted more than either as to person or disposition ; three months of its close when he for, though at this period he was exwas put under the care of a private tremely shy, yet his was a shyness tutor, a clergyman, who lived in the that evidently proceeded from sheer family with inm, and who was in fact diffidence, not from pride, and was in at that period as much his playfellow time entirely rubbed off by an interas his preceptor, attendmg him con course with other boys. The system stantly in hours of recreation as well of education in a public school is too as those of study. He was able to well known to need a particular deread and write before this connec- scription. The Duke went through tion commenceil. Being designed for the usual course of discipline and inWestminster - school, he began his struction just like any other boy, exclassical education upon that system, cept that he lodged in his private tuand continued in it for more than a tor's apartments, and not in a boardtwelvemonth, when it was determined ing-house, and always had the adto send him to Harrow. In this early vantage of bis assistance, so that of