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Vashon, esq. ; Thos. Wells, esq. ; and Johy Laugharne, esq. ; Wm. Harguod, Sir Edw. Pellew, bart.--to be Vice Ad- . csq. ; Geo. Gregory, esq.; John Ferrier, mirals of the Red.

esq. ; Rich. Incledon Bury, esq. ; Robert Vice Admirals of the Blue-Sir Isaac Moorsom, esq. ; Sir Charles Hamilton, Coffin, bart. ; John Aylmer, esq. ; Sain. bart. ; Hon. Henry Curzon ; Lawrence Osborn, esq. ; Rich. Boger, esq. ; John W'm. Halsted, esq. ; Edw. Oliver Osborn, Child Purvis, esq. ; Theophilas Jones, esq.; esq. ; Sir llarry Neale, bart. ; Sir Joseph Wm. Domett, esq. ; Win. Wolseley, esq.; Sidney Yorke, kot.; Hon. Arthur Kaye John Manley, esq. ; Geo. Murray, esq. ; Legge; Francis Fayerman, esq. ; Right. John Sutton, esq. ; Rob. Murray, esq. ; Hon. Geo. Earl of Galloway ; Thos. FranHon. Sir Alex. Cochrane, K. B.; and John cis Fremantle, esq. ; Sir Francis Laforey, Markham, esq.--to be Vice Admirals of bart. ; Philip Charles Durham, esq.; and the Wbite.

Israel Pellew, esq.-to be Rear Admirals Rear Admiral of the Red-Charles Stis. of the Blue. ling, esq. --to be Vice Adm. of the White. The King has been pleased to appoint

Rear Admirals of the Red-Henry D’Es- Benj. Hallowell, esq.; Geo. Johnstone terre Darby, esq. ; Edward Bowater, esq. ; Hope, esq. ; the Right Hon. Lord Amelius George Palmer, esq.; Wm. O'Bryen Dru- Beauclerk; and James Nicoll Morris, ry, esq. ; William Essington, esq. ; John esqı-to be Colonels in His Majesty's M.Dougall, esq.; James Alms, esq.; Eliab Royal Marine Forces, in the room of Wm. Harvey, esq. ; Sir Edmund Nagle, knt. ; Hargood, esq. ; Rob. Moorsom, esq. ; Sir

John Wells, esq. ; Rich. Grivdalt, esq.; Charles Hamilton, bart. ; and the Hon. and Geo. Martin, esq.-to be Vice Adini- Heary Curzon--appointed Flag-officers of rals of the Blue.

His Majesty's fleet. Rear Admirals of the Red-Sir Richard War-office, July 25. His Majesty has John Strachan, bart. and K. B.; Sir Win. been pleased to proinote the following Sidney Smith, knt. ; Thos. Sotheby, esq.; Oficers of the Royal Marines, as underNathan Brunton, esq. ; Wm. Hancock mentioned ; viz. Kelly, esq. ; John Schank, esq. ; and Colonel--Andrew Burn, to be a Major Hon. Michael De Courcy--to be Vice Ad- General in the Army. mirals of the Blue.

Captains-Paul Hunt; Ephraim Bom ! Rear Admirals of the White-Wm. Ben- ford ; B. Dickenson ; Geo. Wolfe ; and tinck, esq. ; Paul Minchin, esq. ; Philip Win. Barry-to be Majors in the Army. D'Auvergne, Prince of Bouillon; and John War-office, Aug. 4. His Majesty has Hunter, esq.-to be Vice Admirals of the beeo pleased to appoint the undermeuBlue.

tioned Officers of the East India ComRear Admirals of the White-Francis pany's forces, to take rank by Brevet in Pender, esq. ; Wm. Albany Otway, esq. ; His Majesty's Army in the East Indies Geo. Lumsdaine, esq. ; Sir Samuel Hood, only, as follows: bart. and K. B. ; Henry Nicholls, esq. ; Colonels s. Richardson, H. Oakes, E. Herbert Sawyer, esq. ; Davidge Gould, Trapaud, D. M`Neile, T. Marshall, C. esq. ; Sir Rich. Goodwin Keats, K. B.; Reynolds, W. Kinscy, T. Bowser, B. Close, Rob. Devereux Fancourt, esq. ; Sir Edw. H, Stafford, J. Morris, P. Powell, R. Phil. Buller, bart.; Hon. Rob. Stopford; Mark lips, R. Bruce, H. C. Palmer, R.. Blair, Robinson, esq.; Thos. Revell Shivers, esq.; A. Kyd-to be Major Generals. Francis Pickmore, esq. ; John Stephens Lieutenant Colonels N. Carnagie, J. Hall, esy. ; and John Dilkes, esq.-to be Horsford, J. Gordon, T. S. Bateman, R. Rear Admirals of the Red.

Bell, T. Clarke, W. H. Blachford, M. Rear Admirals of the BlueWm. Lech- Grant, J. Baillie, W. Williamson, A. Dismere, esq. ; Thos. Foley, esq. ; Charles ney, J. Brunton, J. Cuppage, R. Lang, Tyler, esq. ; and Rob. Carthew Reynolds, H. P. Lawrence, H. White, G. Martindell, esq.--to be Rear Admirals of the Red. C. Rumley, G. S. Brown, W. D. Fawcett,

Rear Admiral of the Blue-Rob. Wat- and H. Woodington—to be Colonels. son, esq. ; Rt. Hon. Alan Hyde Lord Gard- Captains P. Littleton, J. M. Stewart, G. Der ; Manley Dixon, esq. ; Geo. Losack, Eagle, M. Macnamara, W. Sturrock, A. esq.; Wm.Mitchell, esq. ; Geo.Hart, esq.; Fraser, J. Anderson, J. D. Sherwood, L. Thos. Bertie, esq. ; Rowley Bulteel, esq. ; B. Morris, R. Berrie, T. Hill, G. Fuller, Wm. Lake, esq.; Isaac Geo. Manley, esq. ; G. Mason, T. Maran, R. Spottiswoode, F. John Osborn, esq. ; Edın. Crawley, esq. ; Drummond, A. Macleod, E. W. Butler, Charles Boyles, esq.; Sir Thos. Williams, G, Hickman, N. Cambridge, D. H. Dalton, knt. ; Thos. Hamilton, esq. ; Sir Thomas G. Pennington, A. Campbell, H. Jacques, Boulden Thompson, bart. ; and Geo. A. Green, M. Macleod, A. Maxwell, J. Countess, esq.--to be Rear Admirals of Mouat, R. Stevenson, D. Robertson, J. M. the White.

Johnson, J. Meiler, Sir T. Ramsay, J. And the undermentioned Captains were Taylor, R. Hetzler, C. Brown, H. Greene, also appointed Flag-officers of His Ma- A. N. Mathews, W. Hopper, T. Anburey, jesty's fleet, viz.

and T. Wood to be Majors.

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Foreign-office, July 27. J. Parke, esq.

MARRIAGES. Consul in the Island of Iceland,

July

T Swindon, Wilts (under the Queen’s-palace; Aug. 8. Right Hon. Ri- 10. sanction of the High Court of chard Lord Chetwynd, one of the Clerks Chancery) the Rev. George Garlicking of of the Privy Council, vice Sir Stephen Cot- Painswick, to Miss Smith, dau, of the late terell, who retires.

John S. esq, of that place.

16. Robert Marriot, esq. of Brook-hall, BIRTHS.

Northamptonshire, to Dorothy, 2d dau. of Ju T the Castle of Nymphenberg, George Appleby, esg. of Barrow, co. 21. the Queen of Bavaria, a dau. Lincoln.

27. At Mount Browne, Ireland, the 23. Mr. Robert Hesselwood, manager seat of the Right hon. Denis Browne, the of J. K. Pickard's, esq. lead-works in Hull, wife of John Cạtor, esq. of Beckenham to Miss Firth, dau. of Mr. F. of Patrington, place, Kent, a dau.

25. By special licence, John Henry 28. At Denham-green, the Hon. Mrs. Smyth, esq. eldest son of the Right hon. Erskine, of Cardross, a son.

John S. of Heath, to Sarah Caroline, se29. The wife of Mr. Charles Philip Ga- coud dail, of the late Henry Ibbetson, esq. labin, of the Union Fire-office, Cornhill, of St. Anthony's, Cumberland, a dau.

26. Rev. John Beresford, eldest son of 31. In Hill-street, the wife of George the Hon. and most reverend his Grace Baring, esq, a son.

the Lord Archbishop of Tuam, to the only Lately, At Addington, Scotland, Lady daughter and heiress of the late Robert Harriet Mitchell, sister to His Grace the Horseley, esq, late of Bolam, Northumb. Duke of Beaufort, a dau.

30. Mr. Wm, Mortimer, surgeon, to In Bloomsbury-square, the wife of Peter Miss Mansel, dau, of the late Robert M. Blackburn, esq. a dau.

of Glamorganshire, esq. and cousin of the Lady Harriet Bagot, a son.

present Bishop of Bristol, In Upper Grosvenor-street, the wife of 31. Jobn Downe, esq. eldest son of Ri. Horace Beckford, esq. of Stapleton, Dor- chard D. esq. banker, of Bartholomew, set, a son.

lane, to Anne, eldest dau. of Thos. Mor. At Stoke Rochford, the wife of Edmund timer Kelson, esą. Turnor, esq. a son.

Paul Methuen, esq. of Corsham-house, Aug. 1. At Brighton, the wife of the Hon. Wilts, to the eliest daughter of the late Edward Joinn Turmour, youngest son of the Sir Henry Paulett St. John Mildmay, bart. Earl of Winterton, a dau. still-born.

Rev. Robinson Elsdale, 2d master of 4. At Henham-hall, Suffolk, Lady Rous, Manchester free grammar-school, to Ma. a son.

rianne, eldest dau. of Rev. Wm. Leeves, In Duchess-street, Portland-place, the rector of Wrington, Somerset. wife of Dr. Crotch,, of twin daughters. Lately, Rev. John Whittington, rector

5. At Clanville-lodge, near Andover, of Cold Aston, Gloucestershire, to Eliza. the wife of Brownlow Mathew, esq, a son, þeth, relict of John Reincker Kater, esq.

8. At Ramsgate, Lady Frances Bucha- of Bristol. pan Riddell, of Riddell, a son.

Thomas Ovey, jun. esq. of Mount At Edinburgh, Lady Anne Wharton Pleasant, Reading, to Eliza youngest Puff, a dau.

dau, of M, Slater, esq. of Walworth, 11. At the house of John Ley, esq. St. Sir Wm. Pole, of Shute-house, Devon, Margaret-street, Westminster, Lady Fran- bart. to Miss Charlotte Frazer. ces Ley, a dau.

Edward Stracey, esq. of Parliamento At Dalhousie-castle, the Countess of street, to Miss Brooksbank, heiress of the Dalhousie, a dan, still-born.

late Win. B. esq. of Beach, co. Chester. 14. At Oalfield-house, East Lothian, At Edinburgh, Dr. Brewster, to Julia, Mrs. Wallace, a son.

youngest dan. of the late Jas. Macpherson, At Louth, the wife of Rev. T. H. C. esq. M. P. of Bellirico-house, Scotland. Orme, a son.

At Stone, co. Glouc. Geo. Bourne, esq: 18. At Weap-house, near Exeter, the 85th foot, late of Skendleby Thorpe,.co. lady of Sir J. T. Duckworth, a son. Lincoln, to Mrs. Bulkeley, only dan. of

At Exeter barracks, Lady Isabella de the late Win. Paty, esq. of Bristol. Chabot, the lady of the Viscomte de C. Rev. Rich. Dods, rector of Fleet, Linmajor in the 9th light dragoons, son of colnshire, to Miss Stanger, of Fleet. Comte de. Tarnac, a son, Her Jadyship Rev. Edw. Whitby, to Mary, 2d dau. is fourth sister to His Grace the Duke of of the late Benj. Way, esq. of Denham. Leinster.

place, Bucks. 21. At Sir F. Baring's, Lee, Kent, the Rev. D. Prothero, rector of Landilo;wife of Tho. Road Kempe, of Herstmon- Carmarthenshire, to Miss Watkins, dau. ceaux-castle, Sussex, a son and heir. of Thos.W.esq. of Highway, near Swansea.

34. At Rolleston, Staffordshire, the lady Rev. Thos. Slater, rector of Wilby, of Sir Oswald Mosley, bart, M. P. a dau. Notts, to Miss Luck, of Overstone.

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Lieut.-col. Pierce to Miss Lester. of Ewan jaw, esq. and niece of Lord El

Rev. W. C. Clack, rector of kløreton- lenborouga. hampstead, to Miss Naylor, of Coombe 14. At Northfleet, Benj. Sharpe, esq. of Royal, Kingshridge, Devon.

Fleet-street, banker, to Anne, eldest dau. Rev. B. Lamley, rector of Dalby, York- of Benj. Kennet, ésq. shire, to Miss Bennett, dan. of the late At Aldenham, Herts, Story, esq. Johu B. esp. of Barton, Lincolnshire. to Mrs. Amherst, widow of the late John

Martin Diederich Rucker, esq. of Up- A. of Kent, esq. and one of tbę daughters per Thames-street, to Sarah, 2d dau.

of Caleb Lomax, esq. of J. Evans, esq. of Walworth.

15. At Ufford, Suffolk, Christopher Mr. C. Holder, of Nailsea, to Miss Cary, Armstrong, esq. to Sarah, second dau. of dau. of M. Cary, esq. of Kingston, with Rev. Jacob Chilton, rector of Eyke. a fortune of 30,0001.

At. Godmanchester, Huntingtonshire, Lieuti-col. Walsh, to the widow of C. at 2 o'clock P. M. by the Rev. Simon LepHopkins, esą.

seker, Mr. Jonas Lazarus, silversmith and * J. C. Winder, esq. of East Lenham, to jeweller, of Lincoln, to the beautiful and Frances, dau. of the late Rob. Harrison, accomplished Miss Rosceia Naiban, dau.of esg. of Acton-hall, Charing, Kent. Mr. M. 1. Nathan, silversmith and jeweller,

Rev. E. W. Ingram, rector of Stanford, of the former place. The marriage cereWorcestershire, to Miss J. Onslow, 21 dau. mony was performed in Mr. Nathan's garof the very reverend the Dean of Wor- den, in the presence of a numerous comcester.

pany of Jews and Christians (at least 200 Henry Patterson, jun. esq. to Anna persons), under an elevated canopy supeldest dau: of Sir Thos. Turton, bart. M.P. ported by four youths. A band of musick,

Rev. Charles Mosey, rector of South- playing a grand martial air, preceded the wick, Hants, to Charlotte, eldest dau.' of bridegroom, who was attended by the Francis Fownes Luttrell, esy.

bride's father and grandfather : some miRichard Curran, esq. eldest son of the nutes after, they were followed by the Right hon. John P. c. master of the rolls bride (veiled), attended by her mother and in Ireland, to Mrs. Wiysel, of York-place. grandmother. Four green wax tapers were

The Hon. Thos. Mullins, 2d son of the burning during the ceremony: The bride Right hon. Lord Ventry, to Mrs. Archer, was led several times round the bride. dau. of Mrs. Reader, of Brunswick-square, groom; and the ring was put on the foreand widow of the late Major-gen. Archer: finger of her left hand, where it remained

August 1. Wm. Bolland, ésq. of the till the next day, and was then placed on Middle Temple, to Elizabeth, third dau. the usual finger appropriated for that purof John Bolland, esq. of Clapham.

pose.

At the conclusion, a glass was 2. Rev. Edw. Allen, son of Wm. A. esq. handed round to the happy couple' and of Lewisham, to Anne, the youngest dau. their relations, out of which they all of John St. Barbé, esq. of Blackheath. drank ; it was then laid under the bride.

Rev. John Cholmeley, rector of Brandis- groom's feet, and by him stamped to ton, Norfolk, to Selina Eliza, third dau. pieces. After the ceremony, a large party of Richard Puller, esq.

of their friends sat down to a handsome Rev. Wm. Hammersley, vicar of Ches. dinner provided for the occasion. wardine, Salop, to Constantia, second dau. 16. J. Egerton, esq. of Gray's-inn, to of the Rev. Dr. Davenport, rector of Bard- Mrs. Forbes, dau. of the late Col. Sir John well, and minister of Sapiston, Saffolk. Cumming, and widow of Arthur Forbes, esq.

4. Lieut.-gen, Sir David Baird, bart. Evelyn John Shirley, esq. of Eatington, K. B. to Miss Preston Campbell.

Warwickshire, to the only dau. of Arthur 6. At Woodford, Michael Henry Perce Stanhope, esq. sal, ésm. to the eldest dau. of Sir Charles 18. Mr. Robert Wm. Herring, of Fleet. Flower, bart.

street, to Miss Morgan, dau. of Mr. Joha Robert Foster Grant, esq. to Mary M. of Ludgate-hill. Slade, only dau, of Nathanael Dalton, John Guise, esq. of Lower Grosvenor. esq. of Stranks-house, Somersetshire. place, to Maria, 24 dau. of the late Rich.

9. At Snarestone, George Moore, jun. Westmacott, esq. caq. .of Appleby, to the only dau. of Johri 19. Hon. Philip Sydney Pierrepoint, Drummond, esq. of Snareston-ball, Leicest. youngest son of the Earl Marvers, to

John Clarke, of Wigston-hall, co. Leic. Georgina, only dau. of the late H. G. esq. to Catharine Martha, eldest dau. of Browne, ésq. of Imley-park, NorthampThomas Baddeley, of Newport, Salop, esq. tonshire, and widow of the late Pryce Ed.

11. Ai Barton under Neexhain, Staf- wards, esq. of Talgrath, co. Merioneth, fordshire, George Birch, esq: of Blakene 21. Rev. Benj. Maddock, B. A. to Miss hall, to the only dau. of Thos. Cockayne, Walker, dau. of the late Rev. Dr. W. of esq. of Ickleford-house, Herts.

Leicester. 13. At Little Horsted, Sir George Clark, 27. Visc. Falmouth to Anne Frances, bart. of Penniwick, to Diaria, second dau. eldest dau. of Henry Bankes, esq.

A FEW BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF THE LATE MASTER J. R. BOOKER.

ALTHOUGH recollection swells with if upon that charge thou hast been killed, many circumstances highly interesting to thou hast suffered most unjustly*.” The à parental heart, they will chiefly be reader will conclude the little Naturalist "kept and pondered there," till that heart was caressed and commended for his obshall cease to beat, and the tender inter- servation. May thousands of ill-judging course, wþich has been interrupted by men learn wisdom from this child, and death, shall be renewed in a state of bliss; spare, in future, a persecuted, harmless where will be no more sorrow or separation. species of animals, physically incapable Only such incidents will, therefore, here of committing the wrongs imputed to be recorded, as may have an useful or in- them! On the contrary, they are benestructive tendency. And one of those in- ficial to man; being destructive only of cidents occurred when the youthful sub- slugs and noxious reptiles, which secrete ject of these brief memoirs was not more themselves by day in banks and hedges, than five years old, - proving that the and at night sally forth to devour the principles of Religion cannot too soon be fruits of the garden or the labours of the implanted. “ For, whom shall we teach field. The same accuracy of observation knowledge ?” says the Prophet: “Whom distinguished the dear boy throughout shall we make to understand doctrine ? his short and innocent life. Nor did any even them that are weaned from the milk, one ever converse with him without being and drawn from the breasts." Isaiah frequently astonished, and always dexxviii. 9.-Having done something which liglited. Of Natural History and Agrihis tender mother (who is now a Saint in culture he was particularly fond : and a heaven) judged deserving of punishment, respectable gentleman, of extensive knowshe gently corrected him ; at the same ledge and experience in husbandry, near time telling hin “that, by the fault, he the place where he was at school, dehad offended his Heavenly Father.” Soon clared that he had often been taught afterwarıls the child was missing; and something by hins worth remembering, his mother and aunt becaine somewhat relative to land or crops, sheep or cattle, alarmed respecting his safely : when whenever his little favourite became his the latter (without bis perceiving her) companion round his farın.” The condiscovered him, in one of the most cern evinced by that gentleman and his retired places he could find, prostrate family at the melancholy disaster which upon his knees, with his little hands up- befel him, was of no common kind. Inlifted in a most earnest manner, in the deed, all who knew him felt a tender in. act of devout supplication to God to par- terest in his fate.---When first taken to don. When about the same age, while school (being then not quite ten years walking with him in the fields, a dead old) his indulgent friends had supplied his hedge-hog was observed near the path, box with a plentiful stock of dainties; which greatly excited his wonder and cu- which, he was told, were to last him a riosity. After giving him soune informa- long while. But, before I left him, he tion concerning its fornier habits and came and whispered this reqnest in my economy, I concluded by observing, Papa, will you give me leare to " that it probably owed its death to a per- divide my cake and gingerbread among suasion, very generally received, that my schoolfellows ?" In a few minutes hedge-bogs sucked the teats of cows while they were thus disposed of, without relying down in their pastures.", Jinmedi- serving for himself the smallest portion. ately on hearing this (before I had ex- On embracing and quitting him, pressed my own disbelief of the circum- “Some natural tears he dropt, but wip'd stance) he began, with a small stick which

them soon," he had in his hand, very attentively to and entered, with all the vivacity and examine the mouth of the dead animal; sweetness of disposition which were so pė. cautiously asking, at the same tiine, wie- culiar to him, into the sports and amusether it had attained its full growth? On meuts of his new companions. At the being told that I never saw one larger in first vacation, when he came home from my life, he exclaimed, “Why, Papa, it sehool, he one day said to me--" Father, is impossible! for look at the size of the I shall be obliged to you if, in future, poor thing's mouth, and look at the size you will not let me be a parlour-boarder : of the teats of a cow. Its mouth would fur I think the little distinctions and inbardly take in one of my fingers : while duigences I receive make iny schoolfelthe teat of a cow is as thick as my wrist.” dows envious. ludeed, I am sure they do Then, plaintively commiserating it, he not like me so well as they would if I said, “ Poor creature! poor creature ! were treated just as they are; and I do

* This sentiment and remark will apply to some communications lately inserted in the pages of the Gentleman's Magazine on this subject. Gent. Mag. August, 18!!?.

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not wish to be treated otherwise.” About of my dear boy, his master related the two years afterwards, on saying I had an circumstance, and said, “Now let us see intention of placing him at another semi- who is right :” and immediately turned nary, for the sake of having himn nearer to the terrestrial globe, which stood upon to me, he replied, “I think, Papa, it a table in the room; when the intelligent will be best to let me remain where I am little sufferer was discovered to have given another year; for Mr. T

will an opinion perfectly accurate. Nor was make us work: and, in that space of time, his recollection less perfect with respect I shall go with more credit to the school to history, whether antient or modern; you mention.” Unfortunately, I acqui- and especially natural history, of which esced : and, before the expiration of that he was remarkably fond, making whatyear, the dreadful calamity happened! a ever he read, on these and other subjects, calamity which deprived me of a son--too his own; eagerly imbibing knowledge, as amiable and too good for the present the thirsty earth driuks in the dew. His world!

feeble hands, though trembling with the - Thus Heav'n doth oft convey fatigue of holding his books, while lying Those first from the dark prison of their in bed, would scarcely ever quit them clay,

when he had nobody to converse with. Who are most fit for Heav'n."

Nay, for a long time he had only the use Of his mind, the few simple circum- of one hand, much of the flesh, and all the stances here related will furnish ä faint nails, having been burnt of the other*, picture. Of his person it were frivolous ' in his endeavours to extinguish the flames to speak; since a face and a form which which were consuming him; yet with this were most animated and pleasing are now single hand would he retain, till the close invested with angelic beauty. His ac- of day, some volume that was calculated quirements, for his age, were perhaps to improve and adorn his mind. And the extraordinary ; being only just turned of reader may be assured that the Volume of twelve when the disastrous 5th of Novem- Inspiration was not by him neglected; ber arrived. In Latin and French he had for every other kind of knowledge was niade a considerable progress. Of his considered but subordinate to that “which own language he had an accurate and maketh wise unto salvation.”-One day, critical knowledge. In arithmetic he had during his long and painful confinement, proceeded as far as decimal fractions and

when conversing with him on some imthe cube root. He wrote and drew beau- portant topicks of religion, and aftertifully. And, that he was well versed in wards praying with him, I said, “I hope, Geography, the following little anecdote my dear boy, you do not neglect your will demonstrate. News laring just ar- private devotions; since fervent rived of the capture, by our forces, of a prayer from your own heart will be of particular island in the West Indies, his much more avail than a thousand from master and medical attendants, after com- mine." To which he replied, with great municating to him an account of the pleas- earnestness, “Neglect them! no, surely ing event, entered into an argument re- not, Papa; for I am convinced none but specting the geographical situation of the GOD can restore me.” On asking him island ; one stating it to lie in such a la- whether he suited any part of his prayers titude, and the others somewhat differing to bis 'then present situation ? he said, in opinion : when the juvenile pupil and “Yes, always; as well as I can.” “Give patient (though writhing with torture at me a specimen," said I. “Why," he the time, from the painful process of answered, “I pray that - God, who, for dressing his wounds) said, “Sirs, I beg some wise purpose, has been pleased to your pardon ; but I think you are all permit this calamity to befall me, may wrong: for, if I mistake not, you will find also be pleased, in his mercy, to support it lies so many degrees," &c. On the me under it; and either in his own good gentlemen returning to the parlour, where time to restore me from it, or take me to I was anxiously waiting to know the state himself.” The pious reader must suppose

* This was the only injured part of his delicate frame which I had fortitude enough ever to see; and, on first seeing thut (which was not till the young nails and flesh began again to grow) my countenance expressed, I believe, the wounded feelings of my mind : wlien, in a lively encouraging tone, he said, “ My dear Father, I never cared much about this” (holding up his mangled, emaciated arm) “ I never cared much about this, otherwise than as it made me more helpless-this was but a mere flea-bite.” May no other parent ever suffer anguish like that which wrung my heart through all the stages of his suffering! And, as similar disasters have recently occurred at Eton, at Winchester, and at Hereford, occasioned by gunpowder, may those disasters, as well as the one which destroyed my son, operate as a lasting caution to heedless youths, in every place, how they use so dangerous an article ! This is my principal motive, Mr. Urban, for troubling you and your readers with these mournful particulars.

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