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wished, by this last tribute of their esteem crimination. This pursuit ongaged much of and affection, to consecrate the memory and the time that could be spared from business; virtues of an honest servant and faithful and, together with the society of certain friend.
eminent artists, formed the chief source of At the house of his mother, Lady Saltoun, his pleasures. In the works of Hogarch, the Ilon. Simon Fraser, brother of Lord Sal- Wooller, and Bartolozzi, and in the puh. toun, in the 230 year of his age. He ex- lications which issued from the press at pired after a few hours illness, deeply re- Strawberry hill, his collection can barily be grected by his family and numerous con- surpassed. nections, among whom may be mentioned At Laytonstone, Mrs. Parsons, widos, a new banking or bill-brokering house in the well known by her literary works. She city, of which he was the nominal head. was reduced from a state of affluence to the Much pitied youth!
hard necessity of writing to provide for a Bring fragrant flowers, the whitest lilies numerous family. She published in 1790, bring,
“ The History of Miss Meredich," 2 vois. With all the purple beauties of the Spring;
12mo.; and wrote also “ The Errors of InThese gifts at least, these honours I'll bestow
nocence ;" « Ellen and fulia ;" “ Lucy;"
" The Voluntary Exile ;” and “ The Girl On the dear youth, to please his shade below!
of the Mountains ;" novels, all of which are
respectable performances: and “ The In. At Clifton, in the 74th year of her age, trigues of a Morning," a farce. Elizabeth, Dowager Countess of Cavan, a In Harley-street, Henry Hope, esg. tbe Jady remarkable for the variety of her aécem- most eminent mercbant of his time. He plishments, and the extent and solidity of her was descended from a branch of the noble mental endowments. With the greatest refine- family of the same nanie in Scotland, and ment, taste, and clegance of manners, her ladyo was born at Boston, in New England, in the ship combined the most dignified independance year 1736. At the age of thirteen he came of mind. In her character there was nothing to England to complete his education, and little, nothing mean or selfish; all within in 1734, entered into the house of Gorsel, was great, generous, noble, and truly be. Hoare, and Co. There he remained till coming her exalter station. For several 1760. When making a visit to his unclts, years she was unable, tron bodily infirmity, who were great merchants in Holland, they to leave her apartment, yet her almost un. were so pleased with his amia le manners remitting sutterings neither impaired the and disposition, as well as with his talents, cheerfulness of her disposition, the warmth that they engaged him to quit the house in of her attachments, the playfulness of her London, and become a partner with them in wit, nor her varied powers of conversation, Amstetdam. On the death of his uncle, which continued to the last at once to charm Adrian klope, in 1780, che whole business and endear her to the small circle of friends of the house devolved upon him, and he who were so fortunate as to be honoured managed it in so high a style of good conwith her intimacy. Her remains were in duct and liberality, as to draw the attention, terred in Bristel cathedral.
and raise the admiration, of all Europe. Age: 76, Rupert Clarke, esq. one of the Though he constantly refused to take any magistrates of the Police-office, Shadwell, ofice, yet he was always held in the highest and above 50 years in the commission of the consideration by the government; he was peace, and a deputy-lieutenant for the county visited by all distinguished travellers, even of Middlesex.
by crowned heads. His acquaintance was Mr. George Baker, late of St. Paul's courted by all ranks of people; at the ExChurch-yard. He was born at Hengerford, change he was the chief object of attenin the county of Berks, in January 1717, tion; the men of business formed them. where his father, the Rev. Thomas Baker, selves in a circle round brim; and foreign (whose worth still survives in the memory ministers pressed forward through the crowd of the inhabitants,) was vicar nearly thirty to speak wieb him on the financial concerns years. At the age of fourteen he came 10 of their respective countries.
The mag. London, and was placed in the counting- pifieeoce of his table, and his general mode house of a West India merchant, whence of living, were suitable to the splendour of be removed, in 1767, to St. Paul's Church- bis situation. From Holland he made oco yard, under the patronage of a maternal casional visits to this country, parily for äynt, at that time engaged in the business health, and partly to keep up his connexion of a lace merchant; which commerce he with many friends and eminent persons here; continued till the time of his decease, with and, particularly, he employed the summer unimpeached integrity. Early in life he of 1786, in a geiteral tour round this island, shewed a taste for the arts, and after accompanied by two of his nieces, the wards became a zealous and liberal collector daughters of his sister, Mra. Goddard. The of drawings and engravings, and of many eldest of whona married Mr. John Williams valuable works of literature, in the choice Hope, son of the Rev. Mr. Williams, of of which he evinced a most accurate cis. Cornwall, who, during the tast years of bis
residence in Holland, assisted, and now suc. To his three nieces, the daughceeds him in his important commercial con- ters of the late Mrs. Godilard, cerns; the second daughter married to John his sister, viz. Mrs. Williams Langston, esq. of London House, Oxford- Hope, Lady Pole, and Mrs. shire; the youngest to Admiral Sir Charles Langston, each 110,0001. S30,000 Pole, bart. When Holland was invaded by To the three children of Mrs. the French, in 1794, he determined finally W. Hope, 40,0001. each 120,000 to quit that country, and settle in England. To the four children of the other Not long after his arrival here, he purchaseil, sisters
160,000 of Lord Hopecoun, the large house in Har- To Mr. Williams Hope, his ley-street, where he deposited his noble houses at Sheen and Caven. collection of pictures, and resided to the dish-square, with the fine colday of his death. On settling in England, lection of pictures in each, be considered himself as totally disengaged rich turniture, &c. and all bis from business, though he assisted the house other residuary property, toge'in Holland with his advice on momentous ther estimated at
550,000 occasions, and lie devoted himself entirely to the encouragement of the arts, of which
Total £1,160,000 he was a munificent pation, and the enjoy. The Right Hon. Charles Marsbam, Earl of nients of society, among a large and most Romney, Viscount Marsham of the Mote, respectable acquaintance. His temper was and Baron of Romney. [Of zubom a further so singularly even, mild, engaging, and account will be given in our next.) amiable, that he was beloved by all who At Turner's Hill, near Cheshunt, aged 78, had access to bim; the kindness of his heart Mr. John Reiph, a gentleman of singular appeared in every action of his life; he worth and merit. lle was born at Penrith, ancicipated the wishes of his friends, and in Cumberland, in the year 1733. His parents seemed to employ all his faculties in con- were, in every sense of the word respectable, triving opportunities of doing what he in that neighbourhood. Of his father, the thought would give them pleasure. His Rev. Mr. Nelson, of great Salkeld, near Pen. charities were in a manner boundless; he rich, an aged and most respectable dissenting had many constant pensioners, besides those minister, be says, "he was a person of the whose , occasional wauts he was ever ready strictest honour and integrity, and, as such, to relieve; the applications made to him for his memory is held in esteem to this day.' pecuniary assistance were innumerable; he He removed to London about the year 1759, was not without discrimination in attending and was placed as an apprentice with his ree to them; it is believed, however, that no dation Mr. Richard Cook, then a silk mercer, real object of charity ever solicited him in a gentleman well known amongst the Proyain. But his good offices were ne contined testant Dissenters; and held in great esteem to grunts of money; his advice was í eely for the excellence of his character. Alter given to many who applied to him on their serving the stipulated time, and continuing private cuoceros; he instructed them in the afterwards with Mr. Cook, in a course of Dest manner of extricating themselves from exertion highly to that gentleman's satisface difficulties, of succeeding in their pursuits, tion, he successively became his partner and and of conducting their aftairs to a pros
Mr. Relph was particularly disperous issue. No man's counsel was more tinguished by great activity and energy in to be relied upon in matters of business; business, in which he spent the greatest part for his deliberate judgment was always of a long lite, and, by a thankful, contented, sound; aná statesmen, on various occasions, and cheerful, mind, after his health was in. availed themselves of it with advantage. firm, and his sight became very imperfect. Though he never appeared as an author, His conduct and maxims in business, formed yet his style, was clear, elegant, often spor. a striking contrast with those which before 4ive, and often witty; for he had cultivated his deatlı became so very prevalent, and which his mind by those studies which polish hu- are now couvuising the commercial system in man nature, and was conversant with the this country. He never dreamed of getting Lest works of literature, especially the rich by one adventure, or of risquing his poets. Notwithstanding his advanced age, own, and the property of others, for the pure he remained in tolerable health, always pose of making a sudden fortune. The cheerful and good humoured, the delight of British merchant of former tiines, was one a social circle of friends, till the 21st of of the most useful and important citizens of February, when he was attacked by a disor- whom this island could boast; an agent, who der, which baliled all medical skul, and connected different countries by the cies of under which he sunk, the 25th of that interest and correspondence, making their month, in the 75th year of his age. By commercial intercourse of mutual benefit, and his decease, a property to the amount of transmitting the productions of different climore thaa a million sterling his devolved tu mates to the inhabitants of all. He was the his relations, and is thus demised by his organ of communication, by which the abun. will:
dance of one country and the wants of another ligently. He had read the history of his own were made known, and be received from one country with great attention, recollected it its redundancies, and supplied the wants of minutely, and considered it as the best the other. He acted upon solid information, governed of any country in the world. His made no randoin adventures, and indulged in parents were Protestant Dissenters, and he no airy speculations. Many of those who was educated in their faith, but in religion, now call themselves merchants, purchase too, he was an enquirer ; and from conviction goods upon artificial credit or securities, and continued a dissenter, inclining, in theology, without orders, without correspondence, with- to the arian hypothesis. 'Dr. Benson was his out knowledge of markets, send them, under relation, and he became an early communia the direction of chance, to find purchasers in cant with the society, over which he presie Jands to them unknown. The consequences ded, of Dr. Lardner (the best man and the have been, that purchasers could not be found, soundest scholar which any church can boast) debts could not be paid, and poverty and ruin and Dr. Benson, he always spoke with vebe. have not only fallen upon themselves, but up- ration, and the most affectionate remembrance, on those who had confided in them. How for they were his earliest friends in London. different the old merchant and the new. Their different opinions on some points “ Look at that picture and at this !" Mr. weighed nothing in his estimation of their Reiph, who was long a merchant, was of the characters; for every good man he esteemed, old British class. Patient industry and de- never suffering himself to be biassed, by any cent care were, in his mind, the only safe and approximation to his own opinions. He held honourable road to wealth. He knew that his own opinions with firmness, but made he' who would approach, as near as man is them no matter of contention and strife. Erer allowed to approach, the Temple of Happi. when old, when men are most commonly ness, must do it by measured steps; that wealth tenacious of their religious notions, he held 'if procured, cannot be enjoyed except with mo. his imperfect charity, never making them the deration, and that whatever keeps the active means of weakening his friendly feelings to and mental powers of man enıployed bids fairest others. We ought not to adopt the opinions to secure and preserve his comiort. He, there of any man because he is wise or learned, fore avoided chose desperate risques, which for wise and learned men are to be found in create extreme anxiety, and confided in the every different church, with all its pecuregular, steady, and sober exertions of indus. Jiarity of sentiment, but this very circumtry. He disliked all show and ostentation, stance should reach us to respect, and love not only because he regarded them as destruc-, ail excellent men, whatever opinions they tive of comfort, as exciting envy and every hold. The Catholics can buast of a Pascal, malignant passion, but because he regarded the Church of England a Jeremy Taylor, with displeasure all that false appearance of the Calvinists a Watts, the Arians a Price, 'sespect and attention which are called forth the Unitarians a Larder, the Deiscs an by ihem. He saw, with disgust, our mercan. Anthony Collins and a Hume. Ought not cile men attempting to rival, in appearance this to teach us to regard what we think the and expence, our nobility, and he wished each errors of excellent men, rather the infirmity order in the community to keep its own place. of our nature than of individuals, and to in The foolish fashion of writing every man,
duce us to regard with equal love, those who who is supposed to be in good circumstances, are equally examples of virtue? Mr. Relph an esquire, was very offensive to him, and he was what every dissenter professes to be, a often expressed his dislike of it, when ad- real friend to the right of private judgment, dressed under that title. Mr. Relph had early and he could see the exercise or it in opposicultivated a laste for reading, which all the tion to himself with pleasure. In politics, as occupation of business, in his most active in religion, he held his opinions with perfect years, never prevented him from indulging; charity. He was decidedly a whiz of the old and this taste was a source of great and cono school, and the vast events which passed be. tinued pleasure to him, after his retirement fore him, never altered his opinion. Against from active life. Alter his sig he became too 'the majority of the dissenters, with the truly imperfect to admit him to continue this exer- great, and truly amiable Dr. Price, at their 'cise, an affectionate relative read to him, head, he was unfriendly to the American many hours in every day, and thus contribus Revolution; and the French Revolution, had ted io make his, retirenent delightful, when no charms with him. Yet was he intimate in healtli, and relieved often che tedium of with those who felt the most violently in pain and sickness. By the perusal of num. opposition to him on those subjects ; for ne berless voyages and travels, and the help of tolerated any opinions in good men; perhaps a most reientive memory, he had made him. no man was ever niore free from intolerance self so well acquainted with foreign countries, of opinion than he was. This is of itself no that some, who liave heard him converse, ima- mean distinction, no ambiguous character of gined he had spent part or his lite in those a superior mind! His private morals wera countries about which he discoursed so intel- unsullied. He was married, and had children,
ho who died in early life. Having been very now without industry, and prone to expences. happy in his marriage, although a widower Far from being forward and obstrusive in pubupwards of forty years, he never contracted a lic business, he yet thought it his duty to lend second marriage, alleging, that if a man had a modest and effectual assistance to public had one good wife it was as much as he ought institutions. We accordingly find him che to expect. His integrity, in transactions of senior member of his company, which was .business, has never been questioned, and sucli that of the Wax Chandlers, and discharging was his mildness to his creditors, that he never all the duties of each office of that company had one arrested for debt; and, as a landlord with credit and honour. He was, too, a di, and a master of servants, he was truly ex- rector of the Union Fire Office, instituted in emplary. Indeed so social and kind was his the year 1714, and one of the most efficient nature, that every one admitted into his patrons of the Small-Pox and Inoculation family so much shared his sympathy, that Hospitals. He was also a member of the he seldom discharged a servane without pain. New England Society for propagating ChrisHis conversation could never offend the tian koowledge, and a trustee of several cha chastest ear, and his conduct to the other sex ritable institutions. He retired entirely from was as pure as his conversacion. Yet there was business about ten years before his death, noching more remarkable in the character of and fixed his residence on Turner's Hul, Chess this valuable man, than his uniform cheer- hunt, Herts, where he had built many houses, fulness, even under the pressure of ill health, and possessed considerable property ; and cven and his habitual thankfulness, for the good there, at a late period of life, he formed new with which providence had blessed his life. acquaintances ; for so open and social was his He seldom complained, but always, not by temper, that he liked to enjoy the conver. Words only, but by unequivocal conduct, sation of his neighbours, and could see the shewed, that he thought he had more comforts playfulness of children with delight. Here and less evil than he merited. He was so con. he died, as he had lived, on the 20th day of tented and happy, even in his latesc age, that January, 1811, contented, thankful, and happy, he would orten say, “ I have not a want nor a attended by attectionate relatives, in the 78th wish." This is the more remarkable, as he of- year of his age; leaving an example of in. len suffered great pain; and was liable to vio. dustry, simplicity, probity, cheerfulness, and leat attacks of a most painful bodily com- benevolence, for the imitation of all who knew *plaint. His temper of mind rendered him, him. He was interied, by his own desire, in perhaps, one of the happiest men living ; in- the church-yard ac Cheshunt. His funeral deed it may fairly be questioned, whether there sermon was preached by Mr. Cogan, at Walever was a man more happy in this very mu. thamstow, for whom, late in life, he had formed table state of existence; and it must be re- a sincere friendship; and upon whose ministry marked, that his felicity was the effect of his he had last attended ; a man who would do temper and character, and not of his affluent honour to any church, and equally remarkable external circumstances; for far greater af. for his profound erudition, and true simplicity fuence is often found with persons whose of manners. He had thus the pleasure to find 'gloomy selfish and fretful dispositions, render a man, in his last days, worthy to class with them completely miserable. The constant his first favourites amongst the 'disseuters,
benefactor of his own frelations, he had also the Radcliffes, the Bensons, and the Lard* attempted to serve many young men, bad advanced them considerable loans; but had so Peaceful as the life he led, often been disappointed in what he thought his Thus reposes with the dead ! 'seasonable expectations of their good conduct One, whose spirit, cheerful, kind, aod success, that at length his patience was Met e'en pain with thankful mind, exhausted in this way, and, after much trouble, Taught by nature, not by art, anxiety, and loss of property, he concluded it Constant pleasure to impart ; had become very ditficult to yield effectual He was Friendship's darling child; patronage to youth, from the great change Manners easy, passions mild! which had taken place, in his time, in the Reader ! if thou love thyselt,habits of young men; he found them generally Strive to live and feel like RELPH! :
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Communications for this Department of the Monthly Magazine, properly no thenticated, and sent free of Postuge, are always thunkjulty received. Those are more particularly acceptable which describe the Progress of Locul Improvemne5 of any kind, or which conttiin Bingruphical Anecdotes or Fucts relative to eminent or remarkable Chaructens recently deceased.
NORTHUMBERLAND AND DURHAM.
At Sedgefieid, Mr. Benjamin Bradley.
At Benwell, Mr. Andrew Make, 64. THAT moble monument of humaniry, the
At Sunderland, Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor, Lancastrian school house, which the in:
89. habitants of Newcastle have raised to the At Gatesheat, Mr. Richard Bentley, in memory of his Majesty, and for the benefit his 101st year. He was a hard-working of the rising generation, bas been upened for
man, and was able to follow his occupation ttre admission of all poor children, whose pa till about nine years ago. Isabella, widow of gents cannot provide for their education. Ralob Fails, 92. Already the complement which fills the
At Necessity, near Aluwick, Mr. James school, ambunting 20 506, has nearly teen Edmondsou, 91. Admitted, and 50 NUTTICTOUS are the applica
At Kentally Mrs Margaret Milburn, 104. pions, that, had the building been able to "She retained all her faculties till the last fett contain 1000 children, it would have been
of her life, and, at the age of 90, could walk trowded with scholars.
40 miles a day. Married.) At Ryton, Mr. Wmism Rob.
At Ettringham, Mr. Ralph Johnson. son), of Pruuhot, Nurthumberlami, to Miss
At Saprel Hill Head, near Hexhati, Mr. Isabella Young, of Kyo, Durham.
Matthew Leadbiiter, 61. At Jarrow, Mr. Moula, schoolmaster, of
At Chesier-le-street, Mr. Robert Green. Hepburn, to Mrs. Hill.
well, 82. At Alnwick, Edward Stamp, esq. to Mrs.
Ac Herwick, Mrs. Weatherburn, wife of Chanson, widow of Edward C. es
A1r. John W. 16.-Mr. Andrew Mark, 7*. At Newcastle, Mr. D. Crabtree, of Halifax,
Mrs. Dell, 75. Yorkshire, to Miss M. Oswald-Mr. M. L. Madgin, sro Miss Richardson.-Mr. Mark serjeantat mace to the corposaliai, 74.-M.
At Newcastle, Mr. James Dann, formerly Henderson, to Miss Susannah Wart.-Cap- Hudson. Mr. Edward Bailesi, .69.-M. Tain Cuokson, of the Boch regiment, secund Kettlewell.- Ar. Lowes, Fenwick, surgeon. *son of Isaac C. esq. of Whihill, Durham, to
-Mrs. Dodd, wile of Mr. John D Mis. Marianne, daughter of David Stephenson, esq. Elizabe: h Herizell, 74.-Mr. William Burd,
At Durham, Mr. Henry Fawcelt, of NewCastle, to Miss.Jane Doubleday, 'daughter of many years clk of St. John's Church, 64. the late Mr. D. surgeon.
Ai Ainwicki, Mis, 'Snowdon.-Mr. Robert
Hudson. At Berwick, Mr. Robert Dickson, 'to Miss
At Durham, Mrs. Margaret Weathere!), Jane Lawson. At Monkwearmouth, Mr. Robert Stephen- Wray,ch.
98.-Mr. John Denham, 70.- diss. Maty son, to Miss Elizabeth Pattison, of Bishop
Al Shincliffe, near Durham, Mrs. Jane wearmuuch.
Bell, 91. At Bellingham, Nir. James 'Charlion, of BiHerby, 'to Miss Elizabeth Richardson,
CUMBERLAND AND WESTMORELAND, of Riding.
Married.) At Carlisle, Mr. Bownes, of Died-] At 'the High Felling, 'Mr. Isaac'London, to Miss Soul, daughter of Mr. Jo. Jackson, 184.
seph's. At Sherburn, near Durham, Mrs. Rachael At Penrith, Captain William Buchanan, Hunter, 69.
R. N. to Miss Harrison. At Unibank, near Berwick, Mrs. Watson. At Whicchaven, Captain King, of the
At Morik wearmonth, Mr. John Watson, Halcyon, to Miss Johnstone.-Captain J. of the ship Molly or Montrose, 31.
Ilarrison, of the Friends, Workington, to At Bisnopwearmouth, Mrs. Richmond, 31. Miss Simpson, daughter of Captain S.--Mr. Mrs. Hall, mother of Hilkiah H. lace of Thomas Tecling, to Mrs. Isa Della M'Fee. Durham.-Mrs. Swan.
At Moresby, near Whitehaven, Ms. Mi. At Felton, Mr. John Walker, 21.
chael Atkinson, officer of excise, Carlisle, Ai Stockton, Mr. Richard Moor, 59. to Miss Bland, of Parton.
At Gorion House, near Chester-le-street, At Egren.unt, Mr. Towerson, of WhiteMs. Edw. Weatherley, 81.
haven, to Mos. Westray.