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The countess dowager of Ely, at her house, in Grosvenor-square. At Hampton-court, the honourable D. C. Montague, widow of the honourable John George Montague, eldest son of George, fifth earl of Sandwich. At Ashley-park, Surrey, sir H. Fletcher, bart. aged 49. In Charles-street, Berkleysquare, lord Sheffield. At her mother's, the dowager countess of Winterton, in Upper Seymour-street. Mrs. Storace, at Brompton, sister of the celebrated Dr. Trusler, one of the most industrious compilers of his time. The rev. F. Gisborne, aged 90, rector of Staveley. At Collumpton, Devon, — Mortimer, of voluntary starvation. He had a small property, by which he had been supported for some years; but finding he was likely to outlive it, as it was reduced to about 150l. and feeling the apprehension of want, more than the natural love of life, he came to the resolution of ending his days by starvation. To effect this dreadful purpose he took nothing but water for a month before he died; at the end of three weeks his body was wasted to a skeleton, and a medical gentleman was called in, who advised him to take some nourishment, but this he refused, and even discontinued the use of water. In this way he subsisted another week, when nature yielded the contest. At Cheltenham, sir T. Wilson, bart. The countess dowager of Jersey. At Belmont-house, near Havant, Hampshire, Lady Prevost. At Crosby-hall, Lancashire,

Mrs. Blundell, three days after her daughter Miss C. Blundell. At Cardiston-park, Shropshire, Mrs. Jacks. At Blakenham-lodge, Suffolk, Mrs. Peacock. At Shrubs-hill, Worcestershire, lady Tempest. At his house, Gloucester-place, New-road, major Charles James, a native of Warwickshire, well known as a writer on military topics, and as an elegant poet. On the 6th, at Tunbridge, the rev. Dr. Vicesimus Knor, after a short but painful illness. He was born in London in 1752. His father, who was master of Merchant Tailors' school, had been a fellow of St. John's College, Oxford, where he was entered under the name of Vicesimus Knock, B. C. L. Oct. 19th 1753; but what occasioned the change in the spelling of the name, we are not informed. The son received his education under his parent; after which he removed to the same college on an exhibition, obtained a fellowship, and took the degree of M.A. in 1779. By the interest of his father, he obtained the mastership of Tunbridge school, where he married the daughter of an eminent bookseller, and discharged the duties of his situation until 1812; he then resigned in favour of his son, the rev. T. Knox. Dr. Knox received the degree of D. D. we believe, from an American university. Dr. Knox was during life, an asserter of religious freedom. A zealous friend of the establishment (as his various Theological Treatises evince,) he considered its perfect security consistent with the most liberal toleration of all denominations

denominations of christians:—an
ardent lover of civil liberty, as
asserted at the revolution, and
a warm philanthropist; all his
works are interspersed with the
soundest constitutional principles,
and with lessons of the purest be-
nevolence. His polished style had
long ranked him, as an author,
among the classics of the country
—especially in the department of
the Belles Lettres. In the pulpit
he possessed a most commanding
eloquence; in private life none
conciliated more affection and
esteem. There was a singleness
of heart that displayed itself in
all his words and actions; his
manners were unassuming, and
his habits unobtrusive; but when
not under the influence of an oc-
casional depression there was a
fervour in his language that gave
a peculiar and delightful anima-
tion to his conversation, which
was enriched with all the stores
of literature. The grand and dis-
tinguishing feature of his character
was a noble independence of sen-
timent, that made him scorn the
concealment of his opinions (how-
ever injurious personally to him-
self might be their avowal) where-
ever and whenever he felt, that
the interests of learning, liberty,
or truth were attacked. His
Essays were published forty years
since. The present improved
state of the English universities
was a source of high satisfaction
to him. His earliest efforts were
to produce reform in their disci-
pline. After encountering the
iisual opposition, which attends
all who homestly and ably expose
abuses, he had the gratification of

finding his suggestions adopted,

and their success complete. Ano-
ther of his objects was to incul-
cate a general feeling of the folly
and wickedness of war. It is a sub-
ject he frequently recurs to in his
miscellaneous pieces. He trans-
lated a tract of Erasmus, entitled
“Bellum dulce inerpertis,” and
named it “Antipolemus.” A res-
pectable society has since been
formed, who have taken the ap-
pellation of Antipolemists. The
state of the world has certainly,
of late, not been favourable to
their merciful views. It is not
intended in this hasty article to
specify the numerous works of
Dr. Knox; they have been too
well received to make it necessary;
few being more generally known.”
His last production was a pamph-
let, written a few months since,
upon the national advantages of
“classical learning,” a subject
then likely to have come inciden-
tally before parliament. This
composition may be taken, though
produced upon a temporary occa-
sion, as a fair specimen of the
powers of the writer; for force of
argument and splendor of diction,
it has been rarely equalled.
At Woodcote, John Cotes, esq.
M. P. for Shropshire.
October. — In , Portland-place,
Anne, the wife of sir James Gra-
ham, bart. M. P. after a severe
and protracted illness.
At his house in Pimlico, in his
88th year, John Christian Santh-
agen, esq. first page to his majesty.
At Charlton-house, near Black-
heath, Caroline, second daughter
of the late sir Thomas Maryon
Wilson, bart.

* See Dictionary of Living Authors, vol. III. No. 3.


At Leeswood-hall, Cheshire, Mrs. M. Heldich. At Sutton-lodge, near Holt, Cheshire, Mrs. Edwards. At Crook-hall, near Wigan, Lancashire, J. Clarke, esq. F. Hargreave, esq. recorder of Liverpool. At Worton-house, Oxfordshire, William Willson, esq. At Humpherston-hall, Shropshire, Mrs. Boulton. George Hubbard, esq. aged 72, one of the burgesses of the corporation of Bury St. Edmunds. He had for fifty years practised as a surgeon and apothecary, in that town, with great reputation. He possessed an accurate taste for the fine arts, and a considerable insight into the economy and history of bees, for which a prize was awarded him in 1791, by the society of arts. S. Durrant, of Malling-house, Sussex, Lewes. . At Wressick-hall, Yorkshire, J. Widdrington, esq. aged 87. . . At Gledstone-house, the rev. W. Roundell. At Paisley, aged 17 months, James Weir, known by the name of the “wonderful gigantic child.” When 13 months old, and he continued ever since to increase, he weighed five stones; his girth round the neck was 14 inches, the breast 31 inches, the belly 39 inches, the thigh 20 inches and a half, and round the arm ll inches and a half. At Dr. Williams's library, Red Cross-street, London, in his 69th year, the rec. Thomas Morgan, L. L. D. He was born in the year 1752, at Langharn, a small town in Caermarthenshire, South Wales, and was the only son of the orcy. Thomas Morgan, minister of

a congregation of protestant dissenters at a place called Hanellan, in its neighbourhood. After a residence of some years, Mr. Morgan removed with his family into England, and settled first at Delf in Yorkshire, and afterwards at Morley, near Leeds, where he died highly respected and esteemed. He was a man of considerable ability and learning, and a liberal contributor to the Gentleman's Magazine. The son was brought up to the same profession as the father, and received the advantages of a classical education at the grammar-schools in Batley and Leeds. When he had attained his fifteenth year, he was entered a student in the college at Hoxton, near London. This seminary was under the direction of the rev. Drs. Savage, Kippis, and Rees; gentlemen eminently qualified to fill the several departments of Theology, and Belles

Lettres, and Mathematics, to which they were appointed by the

trustees of the late Mr. Coward, who at that time supported two institutions for the education of young men devoted to the Christian ministry. Under the able tuition of the professors in that college, Mr. Morgan continued six years. Leaving the college with ample testimonials of his proficiency and good conduct, he was chosen the assistant preacher to a congregation at Abingdon in Berkshire, then under the ministry of the rev. Mr. Moore. The resignation of that gentleman, occasioned by age and infirmities, following soon after his settlement, he was unanimously invited to succeed him. His union with this society did not, however, continue longer than two or three


years, for on the death of Dr. Prior, in 1768, the aged minister of the Presbyterian chapel in Aliff-street, Goodman's-fields, Mr. Morgan was appointed to his pulpit, and he filled it with acceptance and usefulness, till the lease of the place expired, and the congregation was consequently dissolved. During the latter period of his connexion with this society, he officiated as one of the Sunday Evening Lecturers at Salter's-hall, and in the year 1783 became a member of the late Dr. Williams's trust in Red Cross-street. He held the office of trustee till the year 1804, when he was chosen librarian. No man could be a more proper person to fill this honourable and important situation than himself. He was well acquainted with general literature had a good knowledge of books, and was regular and punctual in his habits. In the year 1819, he was presented with the diploma of doctor in the civil law by the university of Aberdeen, and certainly few persons have better deserved the rank which was conferred on him by that learned body; but his life was drawing to its close, and with it, his enjoyment of the honour so deservedly bestowed. Dr. Morgan was a man of liberal sentiments in religion; a Protestant Dissenter on princio yet without bigotry; and in

is relations and character as a man and a christian, was distinguished for the love of order and peace, which he connected with independence of mind and a high sense of honour. As an author, he is before the public in two se

arate discourses; and in a col}. of hymns for public Worship, which includes several origi

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carried on by Dr. Aikin and others. The lives which he wrote, and to which he has added the initial of his surname, will shew, with what care and judgment he collected, examined, and arranged his materials. Such was Dr. Morgan; and the writer who offers this impartial and just tribute, hopes he may be allowed to close his account in the words of a Roman poet: “Quis desiderio sit pudor aut modus Tam chari capitis 2– Multis ille bonis flebilis occidit.” His body was deposited in Bunhill-fields. On the 4th, at his house, in Stamford-street, John Rennie, esq. civil engineer. Mr. Rennie was born in Scotland, and from his earliest years he devoted himself to the art of a civil engineer. He was the intimate friend and companion of his excellent countryman the late Mr. Watt; their habits and pursuits were similiar. They worked together, , and to their joint efforts are we chiefly indebted for the gigantic power of the steam-engine in all our manufactories. He married, early in

life, Miss Mackintosh, a beautiful

young woman, whom he had the misfortune to lose some years ago, but who left him an interesting and accomplished family. They have now to lament the loss t

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the best of parents, who, though possessed of a constitution and frame so robust as to give the promise of a very long life, sunk under an attack at the age of 64. —He was burried in St. Paul's Cathedral of the 16th. His funeral was most honourably attended and the streets through which the procession passed were crowded with spectators, so that at the entrance of the building the crush was fearful in the extreme. His epitaph should be like that of sir Christopher Wren, “si monumentum requiris—circumspice;” but the reader must be able to view from one spot all the useful and stupendous labors of this modest man of genius, before he could feel the true value and force of the inscription.

Upon the professional talents of Mr. Rennie, little, if any, comment can be necessary. For a long time prior to his death few works of magnitude, either public or private (by whomever they might be devised) were executed without his assistance. A Scotchman by birth, he inherited the sagacity and industry characteristic of his country; and self-educated, self-assisted, he rose, from a station laborious and obscure, to the highest eminence in the scientific profession which he pursued. Upon whatever undertaking proper to an engineer—whetherlands were to be drained, or waters to be filtered—bridges erected, or machinery devised—few ever consulted Mr. Rennie without consulting him to advantage. If his plan was ingenious, his execution of that plan would be still more excellent. No man was more anxious for the durability of his works; few so immediately per

ceived all the difficulties, immediate and remote, with which an operation was likely to be attended. It was not only at what would occur on the morrow that he looked, but at what was to occur 50 years afterwards; not only at the remedy for the existing evil, but for prevention of the evil which might, unprovided for, exist in time to come. Mr. Rennie was for many years an intimate friend of the late Mr. Watt; and possessed much of that untiring ardour in pursuit, that fondness for his profession, which led to the improvements upon improvements devised by the latter in the steam-engine. To enumerate the inventions of this able engineer, or even the leading objects in which he has been engaged, would compel us far to exceed the brief space which we are able to devote to his memoAmong the inventions, his mode of exploding sunken rocks the assistance of the diving bell, and his device for measuring the force of water, will be within the recollection of every man of science. Among his public works, the Waterloo-bridge, the Breakwater at Plymouth, and dikes erected after the inundation (a few years since) in Holland, will not hastily be forgotten. Many valuable projects will probably have died with Mr. Rennie, and his loss will be deeply felt by those in whose speculations he was engaged: on the other hand, the fortune and reputation to which—to his honour be it spoken —from a station of comparative obscurity he had risen, will animate the exertions of genius un

der difficulty. November. At Highbury park,

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