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knowledged his obligations in the made to its principles as rules for following handsome compliment: action, it was the duty of the au« In hoc opere edendo plurimam debeo thor to explain what was liable to curis viri Reverendi Gul. Paley, in misconstruction, and to abandon litteris humanioribus, et theologicis, what he could not defend. Before eruditissimi, et in veritatis investi- the publication of this work, Dr. gatione ingenii viribus maximè pol- Paley had printed a sermon preach
ed at Dublin at the consecration of Dr. Paley was a frequent preach- his friend Dr. Law, to the bishopric er in the University pulpit, and of Clonfert. At this time he, Dr. though his mauner was not eloquent, Paley, was preferred to the archyet there was so much originality deaconry of Carlisle. In 1789, the and instruction in his sermons, that bishop of Ely niade him the offer he had always a crowded audience. of the mastership of Jesus College, It is to be lamented that so few of Cambridge, which honourable situhis sermons have been printed; but ation the Dr. declined; but shewed his friends, we hope, will not suf- his sense of the favour intended him, fer his literary remains to perish, by dedicating to his Lordship his
lege and married, at which time he of Christianity, published in 1794. had only the small living of Dalston This is a work of standard reputain Cumberland; but he soon after tion, and which there is every reaobtained from the bishop of Car- son to believe, has been productive lisle, the more valuable one of Ap- of the most beneficial effects in pleby in Westmoreland. It is re- correcting the evils of scepticism lated, that the condition on which and infidelity, In conjunction with this benefice was bestowed was, this work must be mentioned the that Dr. Paley should publish his . Hore Paulina, of which Mr. Gis“ Moral and Political Philosophy." borne justly observes, that it posThis celebrated work appeared in sesses the combined merits of ori1785, in one volumne quarto, and ginality, acuteness, and sound reait has been frequently reprinted in soning, in a degrec seldom equalled. two volumes octavo. Its success Soon after the appearance of the is in a great measure owing to its “Evidences of Christianity," the being adopted in the University of bishop of London gave Dr. Paley a Cambridge as a book of examina prebend in the Cathedral of St. tion; and yet some very able writ. Paul's. The subdeanry of Lincoln ers have attacked its leading princi was presented to him about the ple of general expediency as tend- same time by the bishop of that diing to dangerous conclusions. Its ocese; and lastly, the bishop of principal assailants have been Mr. Durham, always eager to reward Gisborne and Mr. Pearson ; but merit, conferred on him the subDr. Paley never answered any of stantial benefice of Bishop Wearhis opponents, nor altered the du- mouth, worth 15001. a-year. To bious positions in his book, which the last mentioned prelate, Dr. his warmest admirers must admit Paley dedicated his volume on are open to objection. To what “ Natural Theology," which may this silence is to be attributed, we rank with any of his former labours, shall not say; but we cannot help although from the dedication it apthinking, that as the work is made pears, that he was then in a very a text book, and references of intirin state of health. Besides the course will not be unfrequently performances here enumerated, he
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wrote a brief, but masterly account the death of the Rev. Mr. Dossie, of the Life and Character of bishop in December 1753, was reserved Law of Carlisle, in the Encyclopæ- for Mr. Wilkinson till he was of dia Britannica, a small pamphlet sufficient age to take it, in August against the delusive and mischiev. 1754. To attempt to give merely ous political doctrines imported in- a sketch or outline of so great a to this country, at the commence- character as the late Mr. Wilkinson, ment of the French Revolution, might, to those who were best acand a Discourse to the Younger quainted with him, appear an act Clergy. He was also the editor of great temerity and presumption. of Collyer's Sacred Interpreter, The common language used by re2 vols. 8vo, the merits of which latives or others, to convey their book he discovered when he was ideas to the world, of the virtues examining chaplain to the bishop of or excellencies of their deceased Carlisle.
friends, would certainly, on this Farther account of the Reo. melancholy occasion, be every way JAMES WILKINSON, mentioned in inadequate to the purpose, The our Obituary, page 239.--He was pencil of a superior master would the fourth and last surviving of be required to give even an imperseven sons of Andrew Wilkinson, fect delineation of such transcenof Boroughbridge, Esq. M. P. and dant merit as attached to him, who of Barbara, eldest daughter of might justly be called the father of William Jessop, of Broomhall, Esq. the town of Sheffield and its neighM. P. and also one of his Majesty's bourhood; whose every hour al Judges of Chester, by the Hon. most, for half a century past, bas Mary Jessop, eldest daughter and been anxiously employed, with a heiress of James Darcy, of Sed- solicitude and ability almost unhury, in the county of York, Esq. paraleled, to promote the temporal afterwards created Baron Darcy, and eternal happiness of every being of Navan, in the kingdom of Ire- within the sphere of his action. land, which title, being limited to Whether we regard him as a divine, the male heirs of the said Mary, labouring by his example, as well became extinct by the death, with as precept, to inculcate the graird out issue, of James Lord Darcy, and sacred truth of revealed reliher only son, and the maternal gion, which involves and implicates uncle of Mr. Wilkinson. After re- every consideration on which our ceiving the advantage of a most future happiness depends, or, as a excellent classical education under Magistrate, executing those laws Mr. Clark, of Beverly school, he of his country, which were framed removed to Clare hall, in Cam- by the legislature for the protection bridge, and was admitted to the de- of everything valuable in society, gree of A, B, in the year 1752, and with a most patient attention to proceeded A. M. in 1754. Ile never every minute particular, from every married. The vicarage of Shef- person, but most particularly from field, which was alternately in the the poor, the ignorant, and unprogift of Mr. Wilkinson's father, and tected, to enable him to administer of the Gells, of Hopton, by right justice with the most scrupulous of the marriage of John Gell impartiality, but, at the same time, (grandfather of the present Philip to blend it with mercy, whenever Gell, of Ilopton, Esq.) with Isa- it was in his power :- Whether we bella, another of the judge's daugh- consider him as a friend, ever ready ters, and which became vacant by with his purse, as well as with his
advice advice or interest, to do any good valuable a member of the comis or generous act; or as a great pub-' munity, lic character, commanding respect Notice is hereby giden, by a dignity in person and manners That it is most respectfully requestrarely to be met with, who was de- ed, that all those to whom it may servedly looked up to and consulted be convenient, would appear in upon every occasion, whether for mourning as aforesaid, on Sunday the relief of the poor, the defence the 3d of February next. of his country, the protection of WILLIAM NICHOLSON, every useful institution, the encou- Jan. 23, 1805. Master Cutler. ragement of merit in any situation, Aged 69, the Rev. Charles Moss, or of any plan calculated in any D.D. Precentor of Wells Catheway to improve or benefit society dral, and canon residentiary of St. in general, but inore particularly Paul's. He was the son of the late the town and neighbourhood of Bishop of Bath and Wells. Sheffield :- Whether we contem At Castle Ashby, Northamptonplate him in any or all of the above shire, in the 66th year of his age, points of view, there will be abun- the Rev. Edward Seagrave, A. M. dant reason to admire the excel rector of that place, and of Westlence of his understanding, the in- cote Barton, in the county of tegrity of his conduct, and the zeal Oxford. which he displayed in accomplish At Carlton Scroop, near Graning all his purposes. After having tham, aged 77, the Rev. John said thus much, it may appear need- Darwin, M. A, rector of that place, less to add, how greatly the world and late of Elston, Nottinghamwill deplore the loss of a man, who shire. He was brother to the celewas certainly one of the brightest brated Dr. Darwin, author of the ornaments of human nature. To « Loves of the Plants, Zoonomia, shew the deep sense of the obliga. &c. tions the inhabitants of so respec Lately, aged 68, at his house in table and populous a town as Shef- St. Faith's Lane, Norwich, John field thought themselves under to so Churchman, Esg. who for the last good a man and upright a magis- twenty or thirty years, lived the trate, the Master of the Cutlers' life of a hermit; never going Company, in compliance with the abroad, and but seldom admitting general wish, issued the following the company of a few select indiadvertisement:
viduals. He was of a very studious PUBLIC MOURNING
turn, and in his early days had culFOR THE LATE MR. WILKINSON. tivated a poetical talent, and other
“ It having been suggested to me literary attainments, by a number of very respectable · At Knightsbridge, in his 76th characters, that there would be year, Arthur Murphy, Esq.a bencher great propriety in the inhabitants of Lincoln's Inn, and a distinguishof the town and immediate neigh- ed dramatic and biographical bourhood of Sheffield appearing in writer. He was the son of a mermourning, on cne Sunday after the chant at Dublin, and born near interment of their late most re- Elphin, in 1730. He received his vered and respected Vicar and education at the Jesuits' College, Magistrate, the Rev. James Wil- at St. Omer, where he acquired a kinson, to testify their deep sorrow profound knowlege of the Latin for the loss of so truly good and language. Being designed for a
mercantile life, his uncle'placed as a party writer in defence of him first with a merchant in Cork, Lord Bute, and published the Aumad afterwards in á banking house ditor, against Wilkes's North Brio in London: but an attachment to ton; but he never received any the muses made him disgusted other place than that of Commiswith the ledger, and in 1750 he sioner of Bankrupts, and it was entered as a student of Gray's Inn. not till within these three years that Ilaving a great inclination to the he obtained a pension. In 1762 he stage, he made one or two unsuc- wrote the Life of Fielding, precessful attempts as a performer, fixed to that author's works. This ter which he was refused admission is an excellent piece of biography; as a barrister, by the society of as is alső, his Life of Dr. Johnson, Gray's Inn: but he succeeded bet- published lin, 1791. But his Meter afterwards at Lincoln's Im. moirs of Garrick, printed in 1801, His practice, however, nerer rose vols. 8vo. betrayed a great decay to any eminence, though he tra- of genius and judgment. Perbaps velled the Norfolk circuit, and was his principal performance is a trans in habits of intimacy with Dun- lation of Tacitus, in 4 vols. 4to.; ping, Serjeant Davy, and the most dedicated in a nervous manner to eminent lawyers of the day. As a that great statesman and elegant draniatic writer, he obtained a writer Edmund Burke, with whom great and deserved reputation, by Mr. Murphy was on terms of mis Grecian daughter, a tragedy, friendship. aul his Way to Keep Him, a co- The classical knowledge and taste mery. He also wrote Three Weeks of Murphy appear to advantage in after Marriage, the Citizen, . and a version of Gray's Elegy, in Latin other lesser picces of considerable verse; and we remember to have merit and popularity. Ilis first li- beard him with pleasure recite a terary undertaking was a periodical translation into the same language work, called the Gray's Inn Jour- of Addison's Letter from Italy, mal, which began in 1752, and con- written by him when at college. tinued two years. This work occa. This last has never been printed. sioned his acquaintance with Dr. Mr. Murphy was a man of correct
Johnson, in rather a remarhable deportment, a believer in the truths manner. Mr. Murphy was on a of Revelation, and attached to the visit at the country house of Foote, Church of England. · He was never when a paper was wanted for the married; and his reinains were ius journal. Foote produced to his terred on the 26th June, in the friend a new French miscellany, in same grave with his mother, at which there was an Eastern tale of Hammersmith, several respectable great merit. This Murphy, trans- ' gentlemen attending the funeral, to kated into English, and sent to testify their last regard for a man preds; but on coming to town he of worth and genius. found that his tale had been taken , At Bengworth, the Rev. J. Beale, by the French writer, without ac- A.M. knowledgment, from the Rambler. At Sidington, near Cirencester, On this he waited on Jolinson, and Gloucestershire, the Rev. William made his explanation and apology. Mathews, vicar of Chacklesly CorFrom that time they were always bett. on the best ternis. ' At the begin. Mr. John Blagden Neale, under ing of the present reigai he engaged graduate of Peinbroke College,
Oxford, Oxford. As he was sailing, June 12, Middleton' afterwards obtained on the river, in a sailing boat, ac- episcopal ordination, and was ce companied by a lad from the boat rate to Mr. Cadogan, at Chelsea house, he was crossed by another He took an active part in the demons boat, thrust by the bowsprit into mous protestant association, of the river and drowned. He 1780, by which the disgraceful riots had been previously warned of the were produced in the month of danger by a gentleman in the other June that year, and for which Lord boat, who, at the imminent peril George Gordon was tried, on a of his own life, instantly jumped charge of High Treason. Mr. into the river, and endeavoured to Middleton was one of the witnesses save him. This unhappy event is for his Lordship on that occasion. only to be attributed to Mr. Neale's He put together from Clarke's Lives want of skill in the management of of Puritan Divines, Fuller's Abel a sail-beat, an amusement to which Redivivus, and other collections of he never had been familiarized. a like kind, a work which was pubMr. Neale was nineteen years of lished in sixpenny nembers, called age. He was a good classical scho- the Biographia Evangelica, making lar, and a young man of great 4 vols. 8vo. amiability of temper, and most At Kedmarshell, Northumberpure morals. .
land, in an advanced age, the Rev. The Rev, Erasmus Middleton, Thomas Holmes Tidy, many years rector of Turvey, Bedfordshire. rector of that parish, He was one of the six students who At Guisborough, Yorkshire, in were expelled from Edmund Hall, his 81st year, the Rev. William Oxford, by the vice chancellor, in Leigh Williamson, M. A. rector of 1768, for methodism aud insuffi- Kildale, and one of the justices of ciency. The specific charges al- the peace for the North Riding. leged against Mr. Middleton were, Aged 65, the Rev. J. Bragg, mithat he had, by his own confession, nister of St. Mary's Church, Livere officiated in a chapel of ease, be- pool. longing to the parish of Chevely, At Grantham, aged 91, the Rev. in the county of Berks, not being R. Palmer, D. D. rector of St. in holy orders; that he had been Swithin, London-stone, Cannonrefused ordination by the Bishop treet, and of Scott Willoughby, Linof Hereford on that account, and colnshire, that he maintained the methodisti Aged 76, the Rev. Isaac Whycal doctrines, that “ Faith without ley, upwards of forty years rector works is the sole condition of sal- of Witherley, Leicestershire, and vation; that there is no necessity formerly of Emanuel College, Camof works, and that the immediate bridge, B. A. 1752. impulse of the spirit is to be waited Deservedly regretted, the Rev. for." This espulsion occasioned William Sutton, vicar of Hales considerable noise. It was in- Owen, and a magistrate for the veighed against by the methodists county of Salop. and their friends, as an act of vio- The Rev. John Casborne, B. A. lent persecution; and Mr. now Sir rector of Drinkstone in Suffolk. Richard Hill, distinguished himself At his house in Upper Wiinpoleas their champion, in a pamphlet street, Mark Milbanke, Esq. adentituled Pietas Oxoniensis: which miral of the White, in the 84th year was ably replied to by Dr. Nowell, of his age. As the venerable adprincipal of St. Mary Hall.--Mr. miral was leaning over the banni