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attain this desirable end with a rare liber valuable friendship, and had looked for. ality, and with an assiduity truly parental; ward with delight to a long continuance his assistance being ever ready for those of it; but, alas! the spell is broken. whom he though his experience might Adieu, then, my departed friend ! may benefit, and his arivice uniformly given the remembrance of thy virtues live in with singular disintere-tedness. Grateful our hearts, and animate our endeavours to Divine Providence for the good he was to point our conduct by a constant reblessed with hi. benevolent heart led him currence to the rule of thine, and live preto devole the little superfluities a strict pared to follow theo, by doing to others as frugality supplied, to the heavenly occu we would be done unto!
VERAX. pation of doing good. Charitable to the full extent of his means, the widow and Orphan were the objects of bis peculiar Rev. WILLIAM BELL, D.D. solici'ude and commiseration.
Sept. 29. Died, at his prebendal house in Mr. Alexander died possessed of a very Little Dean's Yard, Westminster, in bis 85th select collection of Topographical, Anti pear, the Rev, William Bell, D. D. Senior quarian, and Historical Works, many of Prebeudary of St. Peter's, Westminster. them scarce, and many of them splendidly This venerable and learned Divine was illustrated by valuable prirts and draw. educated at Magdalen College, Camings, which was a favourite pursuit of their bridge; where he took the degree of B.A. owner.
in 1753, with considerable distinction, Some years ago he entertained an idea being the eighth Wrangler of the year. of publishing an historical account of In 1755, he gained one of the Senior Crosses, for which he had collected ample Bachelor's Dissertation Prizes, given by materials, and I believe continued adding the two Members of the University; and to them to the time of his death. Whether proceeded M. A. 1756; in which year he he had made any progress in definitively obtained one of Lord Townshend's Tradearranging these for publication, I am un Dissertation Prizes; the other was awardable to state ; but it were much to be ed to Mr. William Hazeland, Fellow of lamented should these materials be ne St. Jobu's College. Mr. Bell was for glected or dispersed. His plan compre some time Fellow of Magdalen College ; hended bighly-finished engravings of all and afterwards became Domestic Chapthe remarkable Crosses in England and lain to Princess Amelia, aunt to his present Wales, towards which he bad collected Majesty, through whose interest he obdrawings by Turner, Girtin, Hearne, tained a Prebend of Westminster in 1765. Blore, Delamotte, &c. with many by his In 1767 he proceeded S.T. P. per Literas own hand. I hazard a conjecture that Regias. In 1776, Dr. Bell was presented this collection will share the fate of his by the Dean and Chapter of Westminlibrary, which is shortly to be dispersed ster to the vicarage of St. Bridget's, Lonby Mr. Sotheby *; and, Mr. Urban, you don; but vacated it in 1780, on being will join me in the wish that the future pro. presented to the rectory of Christ Church, prietor of this valuable mass of documents London, which he resigned in 1799. He may be possessed of abilities, inclination, also enjoyed the Treasurer's valuable and means, to complete an undertaking stall in St. Paul's Cathedral; to which of so useful a nature.
are annexed the patronage and impropriSuch, Mr. Urban, were a few of the ation of Brent Pelham, Furneaux Pelham, leading characteristics of our jautual and Aldbury, Herts; and several tenefriend (struck out by a band unable to do ments in St. Paul's Church.yard. la justice to the subject), who a few short 1810, Dr. Bell transferred 15,2001. three weeks ago was living and smiling amongst per cent, Consols to the University of
From him I have experienced much Cambridge, in trust, to found eight new * The Library and Collection of Pictures, Prints, and Drawings of Mr. Alexander, " highly distinguished for his ability as an Artist, and taste as a Connoisseur,” are thus announced for sale by Mr. Sotheby: “ Among the pictures, drawings, &c. are some by Sir Joshua Reynolds, Gainsborough, Wilson, Zoffany, &c.; among the prints are curious specimens of the German, Flemish, and Dutch Schools, by Albert Durer, Lucas van Leyden, Aldegrever, Pens, &c. — Etchings by Ostade, Bega, &c. ; Landscapes, by Waterloo, Swanevelt, and other eminent Masters; a most extensive Assemblage of Engraved English Portraits ; numerous Topo. graphy of the different Counties ; Sets of elegant Prints; Proof impressions on India Paper of a great variety of modern Publications; Views; Voyages; Travels, &c.; Private Etchings by Amateurs of Distinction; together with a matchless Selection of Fac Simile Drawings from unique and extra rare Engravings of Heads in the Euglish Series ; Subjects after Rembrandt, Marc Antonio, &c. deposited in the British Museum, executed with the most exquisite similitude and beauty after the originals, by Mr. Alexander; also some colours, pencils, and other implements of Art; Egyptian Antiquities, &c.” Edit.
Scholarships, for the sons, or the orphans, the original of the following Declaration, of Clergymen of the Church of England, and who was induced to the publication whose circumstances are such as not to by a liberality of sentiment, and upright enable them to bear the whole expence of views of usefulness, that do him great hosending their sons to the University *. nour, and have distinguished him through The first publication by this learned Di the course of his public life.
As this genvine was, his Prize “ Dissertation on the tleman seems very desirous it should be Causes which principally contribute to known to the publick that he has no conTender a Nation populous,” 1756, 4to. cern in the following translation, the His other publications are : “ An En Translator takes this earliest opportunity quiry into the Divine Missions of John the to meet his wishes, and second his adverBaptist and Jesus Christ; so far as they tisement, by declaring, with the utmost sincan be proved from the circumstances of cerity, that, to the best of his knowledge, their Births, and their connexion with he never saw the Editor of the original, each other,” 1761, 8vo. A second edi por ever had any correspondence with tion of this “ Enquiry” appeared in 1797, him on this or any other occasion."to which were then first prefixed, “ Argu “ Traité ou l'on éxpose ce que l'Ecriments in Proof of the Authenticity of the ture nous apprend de la Divinité de Jésus. Narratives of the Births of John and Jesus, Christ. Par P. F. de Courayı r,” 1810. 870., contained in the iwo first chapters of the Gospels of St. Matthew and St. Luke,"
RICHARD REYNOLDS, Esq. 8vo. “A Sermon preached in Lambeth Sept. 10. Died at Cheltenham, in his Chapel at the Consecration of Dr. Thomas, 81st year, Richard Reynolds, of Bristol, . Bishop of Rochester,” 1774, 4to. " An a member of the Society of Friends; who, Attempt to ascertain and illustrate the in the full possession of those faculties Authority, Nature, and Design of the In which had long been dedicated with humble stitution of Christ, commonly called the piety to the service of his Redeemer, fullLord's Supper," 1780, 8vo. In the fol of faith, of days, of riches, and of honour, lowing year, Dr. Bagot (afterwards Bishop was gathered to his fathers, as a shock of of St. Asaph) addressed a Letter to Dr. corn fully ripe. His remains were inBell on the subject of this Dissertation. terred on the 17th of Sept. in the grave. " An Enquiry whether any Doctrine re yard of the Friends Meeting house in the lating to the Nature and Effects of the Friars, in Rosemary-street, when the most Lord's Supper can be justly founded on heartfelt testimonies of respect and regret the Doctrine of our Lord recorded in the were paid by all ranks to their common sixth Chapter of the Gospel of St. John," benefactor. -Mr, Reynolds was formerly 1790. 8vo. In 1787, he published a curi an eminent manufacturer in Bristol; and ous Tract by the late Pierre François le afterwards in the concern well known by Courayer, D. D. intituled, “ Declaration the name of The Coalbrooke-Dale Com. de mes derniers Sentimens sur les dif pany,' from which he had retired many férens Dogmes de la Religion.” The years. This good man's charities were MS. of this work had been given by Dr. unparalleled in Bristol since the days of Courayer himself to the Princess Amelia, Colston: but they were not confined to who left it as a legacy to Dr, Belt
that city, for he had agents established in after the original work was published, a different parts of the country, whose busiTranslation of it appeared, under the title ness it was to seek for cases of distress in of “ A Declaration of my last Sentiments, their respective neighbourhoods, and to on the different Doctrines of Religion recommend them to his consideration; By the late Pierre François Le Courayer, so that thousands, who never heard the D. D. Author of the • Dissertation on the name of their benefactor, often partook validity of English Ordinations,' and of his bounty. Such, however, was his Translator of • The History of the Council singular mudesty, such his truly Christian of Trent,' by Fra. Paolo Sarpi, and of meekness, that no exact estimate can be • The History of the Reformation, by : made of the sunis he employed in this John Sleidan Faithfully translated from way. It is believed that his expenditure the original French, just pubiished from in charity was nearer 10,000l. per annum the MS. of the Author. To which is pre. than 50001. (as has been stated), and that fixed, 'An Account of Dr. Courayer'.” it frequently exceeded that sum; indeed The Translaior (now known to be the late it is asserted, on good authority, that in Rev. Dr. Jobu Calder) says,
one year she expended nearly 20,0001. in lick undoubtedly is much obliged to the acts of benevolence. He united, in a revery respectable Dignitary of the Church markable manner, great liberality with of England, who has favoured thein with just discrimination; and, although the
sums he annually distributed were large, * Some particulars of this noble bene yet he never relieved any object without faction have been already recorded in previous investigation ; he was therefore Vol. LXXX, ii. 420.
seldom imposed upon; and that wealth,
“ The pub.
of which he only considered himself the ture decease strongly reminds us of poor steward, was employed almost invariably Teddell’s fate. Mr. Blomfield had just in aiding the friendless and distressed. landed in England from a tour on the His modesty and humility were as distin Continent, when he was seized with a fever, guished features of his character as his which gradually increased in his journey liberality; for, in the practice of his long to the University. and well-spent life, the precep'
Mediâ cecidere abrupta juventå not thy right hand know what thy left hand doeth,” was stricıly ful6iled.' The Gaudia, florentesque manu scidit Atropos influential example of this excellent man has given the tone to ide philanthropic Qualia pallentes declinant lilia culmos, exertions of his fellow-citizens, who have Pallentesque rosæ primos moriuntur ad formed a charitable Institution to perpe.
Aut ubi verna novis exspirat purpura tuate his memory. At a General Meeting of the Inhabiants of Bristol, convened by To those readers who take an interest public advertisement, for that purpose, in the literary reputation of Cambridge, it the following resolutions were unani
is unnecessary to remark that Mr. Blommously agreed to : 1. That in conse field's academical career was distinguished quence of the severe loss Society has sus
by every honour that could adoru the tained by the death of the venerable
brow of youth, or give an earnest of future Richard Reynolds, and in order to perpe excellence. His Ode on the death of Pro. tuate as far as may be the great and im fessor Porson is worthy of its subject, and portant benefits he has conferred on the
abounds in the genuine language and feelCity of Bristol and its vicinity, and to ex ing of Poetry. The greater part of it is cite others to imilate the example of the now, alas ! too applicable to himself : departed Philanthropist, an Association be formed, under the designation of“ Rey
ως βεβαχ ως αργαλεις αναγκαις nolds's Commemoration Society.” 2. That apoy
ηδιστον Σοφιας αγαλμα the Members of this Society do consist of νερτερων αμησε κοπις τεων δ' ως life-subscribers of ten guineas or upwards,
apaupos and annual subscribers of one guinea or
αλσεων, Γραντα, ζαθεαν τε παγάν upwards. 3. That the object of this Society be, to grant relief to persons in ne οιχεται" cessitous circumstances, and also occa But it was not by varied learning alone sional assistance to other benevolent In that Mr. Blomfield was distinguished: he stitutions in or near this City, to enable was a Christian as well as a scholar. Those them to continue or increase their useful. virtues whitch shed a lustre on private life, ness; and that especial regard be had to shone with peculiar splendour in him. the Samaritan Society, of which Richard His company was much sought after by Reynolds was the founder. Among nu those whose parsuits were congenial to his merous testimonies to the excellence of
own, and they will all bear witness to the this good man's character from some of engaging suavity of his disposition. the most respectable and enlightened Amongst his companions might be numcitizens of Bristol, a just, eloquent, and bered the present Greek Professor, Mr. affecting eulogy was pronounced by the Mouk; Dr. Kaye, Master of Christ Col. Rev. W. Thorp; and the promptness and lege; with many others of similar worth cordiality with which the infant Institu and learning : ' His amor unus erat.' tion was supported, prove that they did Mr. Blomfield was a writer in the “Mu-' not plead in vain for an imitation of the
seum Criticum," published at Cambridge; virtues and benevolence of Richard Rey and had just completed an English translanolds. — A whole-length Portrait of this tion of Matthiæ's Greek Grammar, from revered man, which during his life-time the German. He was also engaged in a was concealed, from regard to his known most laborious undertaking, a Greek and humility, has been publicly exhibited at English Lexicon, which had been conBristol, as well as a half-length, which is templated by the late learned Gilbert about to be engraved; both are esteemed Wakefield, but given up for want of suffifaithful likenesses.
cient encouragement. In the prosecution
of this work Mr. Blomfield would have Rev. EDWARD V. Blomfield. been assisted by some of the most distinOctober 9. Died, at his rooms in Em- guished scholars of the day. But it has manuel College, Cambridge, the Rev. Ed- pleased a wise and mysterious Providence ward V. Blomfield, son of Charles Blom to cut short this project, and to giveus ano. field, esq. of Bury St. Edmunds, and ther lesson of the shortness and uncertainty brother to the illustrious scholar of the of human life. O fallacem hominum same name. It is with much grief that we spem fragilemque fortunam, et inanes have to record the death of this amiable nostras contentiones; quæ in medio spaand accomplished youth, whose prema- tio sæpe franguntur et corruunt, et ante,
in ipso cursu obruuntur, quam portum ever, highly approved, both by Lord conspicere potuerunt!—While therefore we Minto and the Court of Directors. On Mr. lament with the most poignant sorrow that Sydenham's second return to England, he society should have been thus early de was sent by Marquis Wellesley on a conprived of so bright an ornament, we may fidential mission to the Duke of Wellingderive comfort from the animating hope ton; thenee appointed Chargé d'Affaires that what has been our loss may have at Lisbon ; and shortly afterwards one of proved a gain to our lamented friend, and the Commissioners for mediating between that he has been raised from the troubles Old Spain and her Colonies ; in which caand disappointments of this life to the pacity he went round with Sir George joys of immortal glory.
Cockburn to Cadiz *. Mr. Sydenham then αλλα μη λυπείσθε τοιουδε τυμβος
joined the Duke of Wellington, and served
as a volunteer through nearly the whole ουχι νεκρών ως φθιμενων το χώμα.
of the arduous campaign of 1812. Toτω φρενών ταργα, στιβαρωτερα μνη wards the close of the year last mentioned,
unio xaaxou, he was offered by Lord Bathurst the misτωνoμ' ανδρών ειν oαρούσι θησει sion to Morocco, which he declined; but των τε νυν, των τ' εσσομενων φιλαν δε,
repaired in 1813 to the head-quarters of
the Russian army, and served the camτηλικουτοις ως πρεπον, ανθεμοις συκ
paign of 1814 with his friend Count νοίσιν αοιδας
Michel Woronzow, who now commands μοίσα τιμασει κονιν, , εμβαλούσα the Russian corps of occupation within μνάμα τας φιλοφροσυνας, πoθω τι the French territory. His skill and galμναμα. .
lantry were here conspicuous, and so greatly distinguished him at the battle of
Craon amongst o: bers, as to procure him THOMAS SYDENHAM, Esq.
from the hands of the Emperor Alexander Aug. 28. Died, at Geneva, after long the cross of the Imperial Order of St. and painful bodily sufferings, borne with George; and from Bernadotte, to whom exemplary fortitude, in his 37th year, his steady patron, Lord Wellesley, had Thomas Sydenham, esq. second son of the strongly recommended him, the Swedish late General Sydenham, Military Auditor insignia of the Sword. The last public General, and afterwards Commandant of character which this amiable man susartillery at Madras. He was educated at tained was that of British Envoy ExtraHarrow, and went to India in 1794, where ordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to he speedily made himself master of the Lisbon; to which he was promoted in Arabic and Persian languages,' keys re 1814. At Lisbon he was not long enabled spectively to the learning and politeness to execute those duties for which, by his of the East. From the confidential and knowledge of Portugal, he was so emiresponsible, though subordinate office of nently fitted: for here the fatal illaess Captain of Guides in the Mysore war, he seized him, which, after two years of was selected by Lord Wellesley, to whom indescribable suffering, has borne him to he was personally unknown, but purely a foreign grave. Those who were not inon the score of his high reputation, to be timately acquainted with Mr. Sydenham Secretary to the Residency of Hydrabad- would be surprized, were we to enumerate a critical post in the Government of India,
the solidity and variety of those attainwhile the territory of Tippoo was a recent ments, by which, as a scholar and a man conquest. This he was compelled to re of business, he had prepared his mind sign in 1802, on account of ill health ; and both for action and for happiness. Be. came to England, where he gave a singular sides his perfect knowledge of Oriental proof of industry, good taste, and ambic languages, he was as familiar with French tion to improve himself, by hastening to Oxford at the age of 22, where, under the * It has been unfortunate for Spain, protection of Dr. Jackson, the venerable perhaps for England, that this project of Dean of Christ Church, he diligently and amicable interposition entirely failed of successfully proseculed his studies. On success. The Colonies sought security his retorn to India in 1804, Mr. Syden for their rights; the Mother country would ham was nominated by Marquis Welles grant nothing more than pardon for what ley to take charge of the British Residency she termed their offences. These opposite at Persia; and afterwards, on that Noble conditions it was impossible to reconcile. man's warm recommendation, he was ap Openly to abet the South American propointed our Minister at Hydrabad. This vinces was an outrage upon our only ally, situation he resigned in 1810, on expe in the moment of her deep distress and riencing what he considered an act of in. danger, To found the active mediation justice on the part of the Supreme Go of Great Britain on the arrogant proposals vernment of India during the unhappy of the Spanish Goveroment was an insult to mutiny. His general conduct was, low the cause of Liberty and of national Justice.
and Spanish as with his native tongue. two chairmen, with infinite satisfaction to He was in habits of confidence and inti the audience. When a high-priced book macy with the Duke of Wellington, Sir is balancing between 15 and 201. it is a Heory Wellesley, Sir Charles Stuart, the fearful signal of its reaching an additional late Duke of Portland, Count Woronzow, sum, if Mr. Leigh should lay down his and many other eminent characters in hammer, and delve into this said crumplevarious parts of Europe. But his most horn-shaped snuff-box !” The late Mr. fortunate acquisition was the steady friend W. Gardiner, bookseller, of Pall Mall, in ship and patronage of Lord Wellesley, criticising that portion of the “ Bibliomawho first introduced him into public life. nia" allotted to the Auction Room, obNor was this connexion less honourable serves, • Even the key-síone of the arch, than it was useful to Mr. Sydenham, who
the Auctioneer, is forgotten; an omission, was a total stranger to the noble Marquis; like the name in an epitaph, inexcusable, but, like several other men of worth and particularly as Mr. Leigh was not made talent, whose conduct has done credit to by one of Nature's journeymen.' Nay! the discrimination of that Nobleman, he
I think he would even tempt a pencil of was brought forward by hin for his charac taste however, I won't suffer him to be ter alone, and because he had no interest out of print, and so I'll e'en try my rough nor patron but his personal merit. The charcoal on bis effigies. Mr. Leigh, to favourable sentiments thus excited by his the birth, person, and manners of a genLordship's official knowledge of Mr. Syden- tleman, adds, in the autuinn of life, the ham's qualifications gradually ripened cheerfulness, the bloom, and the gentle, into feelings of the warmest attachment friendly warmth of spring; and during a and regard, which were manifested on num space of 40 years devoted to the service berless occasions, but never in a manner of the publick, has attended to its interso kind or grateful as during his last fatal ests, whatever might be the magnitude, illness. The patience and cheerfulness of with the utmost vigilance, impartiality, temper exhibited by the subject of the and success; and, in a profession accom. present memoir may be judged of by the panied by much trouble, perplexity, confact, that, when perishing under the last fusion, and uncertainty, has spared nei. stage of anasarca, and a prey to almost ther his person nor purse, to introduce rehourly pangs of suffocation, he enjoyed gularity, method, and precision ; and has the charms of musick and society to with- preserved a character not only unstained in a few hours of his dissolution. The and unsuspected, but highly honourable. night before he expired, he had a concert His discharge of duty during the hour of in his room; and on his friends taking sale canuot be too highly praised, whether leave of him, he fell into a tranquil slum for a gracefulness of delivery that adds inber, from which he never awoke.Mr. terest to such a corieci enunciation of his Thomas Sydenham has left behind hiin articles as each of their Authors would an elder brother, who is a Commissioner approve, or for that polished suavity with of Excise ; one younger, in India (Capt.
which he moderates the occasional aspe. Sydenham), political agent at Aurunga- rity of contending parties - whether he bad; and a sister, Mrs. Ross, wife to Col. checks with a bon mut the Doctor's * rarely Ross, of the 75th regiment, now in the unchristian want of benevolence to an un. Ionian Isles.
fortunate Classick, or with irresistible po.
liteness induces Doin. Atticus t to indulge George LEICA, Esq.
the rooin with a slight glance of the conSept. 21. Died, at his sister's, in Here. tended prize-- whether he re-invigorates ford, in his 74th year, Geo. Leigh, esq. the declining powers of the combatants of the Strand, youngest son of the Rev. with the emuvia of his ' spirit-stirring Egerton Leigh, LL. D. formerly arch horn,' or crowns glorious victory with a deacon of Salop, and one of the canons triumphant laurel of brown rappee. - The residentiary of Hereford cathedral. He battle ended, a gentlemanly attention to had been about 50 years engaged as a
the wounds of every unfortunale hero, Book-auctioneer. He was first the ap from whatever cause they arise, furnishes prentice and afterwards the partner of Mr. a rude index to a few, and only a few, of Baker, in York-street. On the decease of the virtues and accomplishments of Mr: that gentleman, his nephew, Mr. Sotheby, Leigh.” A list of many eminent libraries became Mr. Leigh's partner. His pleasant sold by Mr. Leigh and his partners may disposition, his skill, and his integrity, be seen in Nichols's“ Literary Anecdotes." were as well known as his famous snuff bor, There is a very good portrait of Mr. Leigh described by Mr. Dibdin as “having a not drawn by W. Behnes, and engraved by Jess imposing air than the remarkable J. Swaine. He is represented in the apperiwig of Sir Fopling of old; which, ac propriate act“ of knocking down a lot.” cording to the piquant note of Dr. Warburton, usually made its entrance upon * The late very learned Dr. Gosset. the stage in a sedan chair, brought in by + Richard Heber, esq.