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The countess dowager of Ely, Mrs. Blundell, three days after at her house, in Grosvenor-square, her daughter Miss C. Blundell.
At Hampton-court, the ho At Cardiston-park, Shropshire,
At Shrubs-hill, Worcestershire,
At his house, Gloucester-place, In Charles-street, Berkley- New-road, major Charles James, square, lord Sheffield.
a native of Warwickshire, well At her mother's, the dowager known as a writer on military to. countess of Winterton, in Upper pics, and as an elegant poet. Seymour-street.
On the 6th, at Tunbridge, the Mrs. Storace, at Brompton, rev. Dr. Vicesimus Knor, after sister of the celebrated Dr. Trus a short but painful illness. He ler, one of the most industrious was born in London in 1752. compilers of his time.
His father, who was master of The rev. F. Gisborne, aged 90, Merchant Tailors' school, had rector of Staveley.
been a fellow of St. John's Col. At Collumpton, Devon,
lege, Oxford, where he was en. Mortimer, of voluntary starvation. tered under the name of Vicesimus He had a small property, by which Knock, B. C. L. Oct. 19th 1753; he had been supported for some but what occasioned the change years; but finding he was likely in the spelling of the name, we to outlive it, as it was reduced to are not informed. The son reabout 1501. and feeling the appre- ceived his education under his hension of want, more than the parent; after which he removed natural love of life, he came to to the same college on an exhibi, the resolution of ending his days tion, obtained a fellowship, and by starvation. To effect this took the degree of M. A. in 1779. dreadful purpose he took nothing By the interest of his father, but water for a month before he he obtained the mastership of died; at the end of three weeks Tunbridge school, where he marhis body was wasted to a skele- ried the daughter of an eminent ton, and a medical gentleman was bookseller, and discharged the called in, who advised him to duties of his situation until 1812; take some nourishment, but this he then resigned in favour of his he refused, and even discontinued son, the rev. T, Knox. Dr. Knox the use of water. In this way he received the degree of D. D. we subsisted another week, when nd believe, from an American univerCure yielded the contest.
sity. Dr. Knox was during life, At Cheltenham, sir T. Wilson, an asserter of religious freedom, bart.
A zealous friend of the establishThe countess dowager of Jersey. ment (as his various Theological
At Belmont-house, near Havant, 'Treatises evince,) he considered Hampshire, Lady Prevost. its perfect security consistent with At Crosby-hall, Lancashire, the most liberal toleration of all
denominations of christians:-an finding his suggestions adopted, ardent lover of civil liberty, as and their success complete. Anoasserted at the revolution, and ther of his objects was to incula warm philanthropist; all his cate a general feeling of the folling works are interspersed with the and wickedness of war. It is a subsoundest constitutional principles, ject he frequently recurs to in his and with lessons of the purest be- niiscellaneous pieces. He transnevolence. His polished style had lated a tract of Erasmus, entitled long ranked him, as an author, “ Bellum dulce inexpertis," and among the classics of the country named it “ Antipolemus.” A resespecially in the department of pectable society has since been the Belles Lettres. In the pulpit formed, who have taken the aphe possessed a most commanding pellation of Antipolemists. The eloquence; in private life none state of the world has certainly, conciliated more affection and of late, not been favourable to esteem, There was a singleness their merciful views. It is not of heart that displayed itself in intended in this hasty article to all his words and actions; his specify the numerous works of manners were unassuming, and Dr. Knox; they have been too his habits unobtrusive; but when well received to make it necessary: not under the influence of an oc few being more generally known.* casional depression there was a His last production was a pamphfervour in his language that gave let, written a few months since, a peculiar and delightful anima- upon the national advantages of tion to his conversation, which " classical learning,” a subject was enriched with all the stores then likely to have come incidenof literature. The grand and dis- tally before parliament. This tinguishing feature of his character composition may be taken, though was a noble independence of sen- produced upon a temporary occatiment, that made him scorn the sion, as a fair specimen of the concealment of his opinions (how powers of the writer; for force of ever injurious personally to him- argument and splendor of diction, self might be their avowal) where it has been rarely equalled. ever and whenever he felt, that At Woodcote, John Cotes, esq. the interests of learning, liberty, M. P. for Shropshire. or truth were attacked.
His October. In Portland-place, Essays were published forty years Anne, the wife of sir James Grasince, The present improved ham, bart. M. P. after a severe state of the English universities and protracted illness. was a source of high satisfaction At his house in Pimlico, in his to him. His earliest efforts were 88th year, John Christian Santhto produce reform in their disci- agen, esq. first page to his majesty. pline. After encountering the At Charlton-house, near Blackusual opposition, which attends heath, Caroline, second daughter all who honestly and ably expose of the late sir Thomas Maryon abuses, he had the gratification of Wilson,
* See Dictionary of Living Authors. Vol. III. No. X.
At Leeswood-hall, Cheshire, a congregation of protestant disMrs. M. Heldich.
senters at a place called Hanellan, At Sutton-lodge, near Holt, in its neighbourhood. After a reCheshire, Mrs. Edwards.
sidence of some years, Mr. MorAt Crook-hall
, near Wigan, gan removed with his family into Lancashire, J. Clarke, esq. England, and settled first at Delf
F. Hargreave, esq. recorder of in Yorkshire, and afterwards at Liverpool.
Morley, near Leeds, where he At Worton-house, Oxfordshire, died highly respected and esteemWilliam Willson, esq:
ed. He was a man of considerAt Humpherston-hall, Shrop- able ability and learning, and a shire, Mrs. Boulton.
liberal contributor to the GentleGeorge Hubbard, esq. aged 72, man's Magazine. The son was one of the burgesses of the cor- brought up to the same profession poration of Bury St. Edmunds. as the father, and received the He had for fifty years practised as advantages of a classical educaa surgeon and apothecary, in that tion at the grammar-schools in town, with great reputation. He Batley and Leeds. When he had possessed an accurate taste for attained his fifteenth year, he was the fine arts, and a considerable entered a student in the college insight into the economy and his. at Hoxton, near London. This tory of bees, for which a prize was seminary was under the direction awarded him in 1791, by the of the rev. Drs. Savage, Kippis, society of arts.
and Rees; gentlemen eminently s. Durrant, of Malling-house, qualified to fill the several departSussex, Lewes.
ments of Theology, and Belles At Wressick-hall, Yorkshire, J. Lettres, and Mathematics, to Widdrington, esq. aged 87. which they were appointed by the
· At Gledstone-house, the rev, trustees of the late Mr. Coward, W. Roundell,
who at that time supported two At Paisley, aged 17 months, institutions for the education of James Weir, known by the name young men devoted to the Chrisof the “wonderful gigantic child." tian ministry. Under the able When 13 months old, and he con- tuition of the professors in that tinued ever since to increase, he college, Mr, Morgan continued weighed five stones; his girth six years. Leaving the college round the neck was 14 inches, with ample testimonials of his the breast 31 inches, the belly proficiency and good conduct, he 39 inches, the thigh 20 inches was chosen the assistant preacher and a half, and round the arm Il to a congregation at Abingdon in inches and a half.
Berkshire, then under the minisAt Dr. Williams's library, Red try of the rev. Mr. Moore. The Cross-street, London, in his 69th resignation of that gentleman, vear, the reo. Thomas Morgan, occasioned by age and infirmities, L. L. D. He was born in the following soon after his settlement, year 1752, at Langbarn, a small he was unanimously invited to town in Caermarthenshire, South succeed him. His union with Wales, and was the only son of the this society did not, however, consev. Thomas Morgan, minister of tinue longer than two or three
years, for on the death of Dr. nal compositions, and in which Prior, in 1768, the aged minister Dr. Kippis, Dr. Rees, and Mr. of the Presbyterian chapel in Jervis, were concerned as well Aliff-street, Goodman's-fields, Mr. as himself; but he may be reMorgan was appointed to his pul- ferred to on a larger scale in his pit, and he filled it with acceptance reviews of foreign and domestic and usefulness, till the lease of literature in this work, and in the place expired, and the congre- a work of considerable value and gation was consequently dissolved. great interest, “The General During the latter period of his Biograplay," which was first begun connexion with this society, he by Dr. Enfield, and afterwards, officiated as one of the Sunday carried on by Dr. Aikin and, Evening Lecturers at Salter's-hall, others. The lives which he wrote, and in the year 1783 became a and to which he has added the member of the late Dr. Williams's initial of his surname, will shew trust in Red Cross-street. He with what care and judgment he held the office of trustee till the collected, examined, and arranged year 1804, when he was chosen his materials. Such was Dr. librarian. No man could be a Morgan; and the writer who offers more proper person to fill this this impartial and just tribute, honourable and important situa- hopes he may be allowed to close tion than himself. "He was well his account in the words of a acquainted with general literature Roman poet : had a good knowledge of books, “Quis desiderio sit pudor aut modus and was regular and punctual in Tam chari capitis ? his habits. In the year 1819, he
Multis ille bonis flebilis occidit." was presented with the diploma His body was deposited in Bunof doctor in the civil law by the hill-fields. university of Aberdeen, and cer On the 4th, at his house, im tainly few persons have better de. Stamford-street, John Rennie, esq. served the rank which was con- civil engineer. Mr. Rennie was. ferred on him by that learned born in Scotland, and from his body; but his life was drawing to earliest years he devoted himself its close, and with it, his enjoyment to the art of a civil engineer. He of the honour so deservedly be- was the intimate friend and comstowed. Dr. Morgan was a man panion of his excellent countryof liberal sentiments in religion; man the late Mr. Watt; their a Protestant Dissenter on princi. habits and pursuits were similiar. ple, yet without bigotry; and in They worked together, and to his relations and character as a their joint efforts are we chiefly inman and a christian, was distin. debted for the gigantic power of guished for the love of order and the steam-engine in all our manu. peace, which he connected with factories. He married, early in independence of mind and a high life, Miss Mackintosh, a beautiful sense of honour. As an author, young woman, whom he had the he before he public in two se misfortune to lose some years ago, parate discourses; and in a col- but who left him an interesting lection of hymns for public Wor. and accomplished family. They ship, which includes several origi- have now io lament the loss of
the best of parents, who, though ceived all the difficulties, immepossessed of à constitution and diate and remote, with which an frame so robust as to give the operation was likely to be attend promise of a very long life, sunk ed. It was not only at what under an attack at the age of 64. would occur on the morrow that He was burried in St. Paul's he looked, but at what was to Cathedral of the 16th. His fu occur 50 years afterwards; not neral was most honourably attende only at the remedy for the existed and the streets through which ing evil, but for prevention of the the procession passed were crowd- evil which might, anprovided for, ed with spectators, so that at the exist in time to come. Mr. Ren: entrance of the building the crush nie was for many years an intimate was fearful in the extreme. His friend of the late Mr. Watt; and epitaph should be like that of sir possessed much of that untiring Christopher Wren, "si monumen- ardour in pursuit, that fondness tum requiris--circumspice;" but for his profession, which led to the reader must be able to view the improvements upon improvefrom one spot all the useful and ments devised by the latter in stupendous labors of this modest the steam-engine. To enumeman of genius, before he could rate the inventions of this able feel the true value and force of engineer, or even the leading obthe inscription.
jects in which he has been enUpon the professional talents gaged, would compel us far to of Mr. Rennie, little, if any, com- exceed the brief space which we ment can be necessary. For a are able to devote to his memolong time prior to his death few ry. Among the inventions, his works of magnitude, either public mode of exploding sunken rocks or private (by whomever they by the assistance of the diving might be devised) were executed bell, and his device for measurwithout his assistance. A Scotch- ing the force of water, will be man by birth, he inherited the sa- within the recollection of every gacity and industry characteristic man of science. Among his pubof his country; and self-educated, lic works, the Waterloo-bridge, self-assisted, he rose, from a sta- the Breakwater at Plymouth, and tion laborious and obscure, to the dikes erected after the inundation highest eminence in the scientific (a few years since) in Holland, profession which he pursued. will not hastily be forgotten. Upon whatever undertaking pro- Many valuable projects will proper to an engineer--whether lands bably have died with Mr. Rennie, were to be drained, or waters to and his loss will be deeply felt by be filtered-bridges erected, or those in whose speculations he machinery devised-few ever con, was engaged: on the other hand, sulted Mr. Rennie without con. the fortune and reputation to sulting him to advantage. If his which to his honour be it spoken plan was ingenious, his execution -from a station of comparative of that plan would be still more obscurity he had risen, will aniexcellent.
mate the exertions of genius unanxious for the durability of his der difficulty. works; few so immediately per Norember. At Highbury park,