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OBITUARY.—Rev. J. Evans, LL.D.

(April That it is altogether free from religious necessity and importance of Religion, bias the author does not aver-but he 12mo. 1801. bas strove to divest himself of prepos- Sermon on the Peace of Amiens, 8vo. session. The zealot has complained ibat 1802. in the perusal of the Sketch the opinions Sermon on the tbreatened invasion, of the writer cannot be developed. This entitled, “ The Duty of every Briton at is a flattering though involuntary testi- this perilous Moment, 8vo. 1803. (Remony to the accuracy of the work. Were viewed in Lxxiv. 534.) vanity, my Lord, the object of the writer, The Juvenile Tourist, or excursions it bas been satiated; but a pbilosophy through various parts of Great Britain, inferior to that of his Divine Master 8vo. 1803. would have taught him to suppress so The unbappy effects of enthusiasm ignoble a passion, when desirous of in- and superstition, a sermon, 8vo. 1804. forming and improving mankind. Were (See vol. lxxiv. 852.) filthy lucre the end in view, then indeed The destruction of the combined fleets he has been disappointed. Unfortu- of France and Spain, a sermon on the nately, the author sold the copyright of victory of Trafalgar, 8vo. 1805. the Sketch for ten pounds; but his Piciure of Worthing, 12mo. 1805. (See friends bave administered to bim a ne- vol. lxxv. 352 ; LXXXVIII. i. 613.) gative consolation, by reminding bim that The Poetic Garland, 12mo. 1806. a similar sum was paid for the copyright The Parnassian Garland, or Beauties of Watts's Hymns, as well as of that of Modern Poetry, 24mo. 1807. gigantic product of buman genius, Para- Flowers of Poetry, 24mo. dise Lost.”

Tbe Prosaic Garland, 24mo. In August, 1795, Dr. Evans married A Sermon at the opening of a new Mary, one of the daughters of the late place of worship, Cranbrook, 8vo. 1808. Rev. John Wicbe, for nearly half a cen. Sermon on behalf of the Lancasterian tury General Baptist Minister at Maid- system of educating the poor, 8vo. 1808. stone, and the friend and associate of An Address on the baptism of Isaac Foster and Lardner. Of this union, Littleton, a converted Jew, 8vo. 1808. productive to both parties of the most so- A Letter tu Robert Hawker, D.D. sugo lid and lasting domestic happiness, three gested by bis defence of the London Fesons now live to cherish the remembrance male Penitentiary, 8vo. 1809. and emulate the virtues of their father. A New Geographical Grammar, 2 vols. Shortly after his marriage he opened a 8vo. 1809. seminary, which, after conducting it first The Jubilee rendered a source of religiat Hoxton Square, and subsequently at ous improvement, a sermon, 8vo. 1809. Islington, with continued respectability An Address on the interment of Steand success for about tbirty years, he phen Lowdell, Esq. 8vo. 1809. ultimately relinquished in 1825, to enjoy A Sermon on the death of the Princess that honourable leisure to wbich his pre- Amelia, 8vo. 1810. vious exertions bad so justly entitled him. Religious liberty the offspring of Chris

We shall now enumerate, as perfectly tianity, a Sermon on the rejection of as we are able, Dr. Evans's publications: Lord Sidmouth's Bill, 8vo. 1811.

A Sermon on the death of Drs. Sten- The Christian Minister's Retrospect, nett, Kippis, and Harris ; with afew par- a Sermon preached at Worship Street, ticulars of their lives and writings. 8vo. on the 20th anniversary of his Ministry, 1795.

Nov. 3, 1811, 8vo. Sermon on the decease of the Rev. The Superior Glory of the second Charles Bulkeley, with a Sketch of his Temple, a Sermon preacbed at the openlife, character, and writings. 8vo. 1797. ing of Salem Chapel, King's Lynn, Jan. (See vol. LXXVII, p. 589.)

5, 1812. 8vo. An Apology for Human Nature, by Protestantism and Popery, illustrated the late Charles Bulkeley, with a prefa- in two letters from a Catholic Priest, tory address, 12mo, 1797.

with remarks, 8vo. 1812. 2d ed. An attempt to account for the infi- A Sermon on the decease of J. Brent, delity of the late Mr. Gibbon, founded Esq. 8vo. 1812. (See vol. LXXIII.I. 44.) on his own Memoirs, 8vo, 1797.

A Sermon on the decease of the Rev. Moral Reflections, suggested by a view Hugh Worthington, 8vo. 1813. (Ibid. of London from the Monument, 12mo. ii. 455.) 1798.

Complete religious liberty vindicated, An Essay on the Education of Youth, in a letter respecting the petition for 12mo, 1798, 6th ed. 18...

be abolition of all penal statutes in An Epitome of Geography, 19mo. matters of religion, 8vo. 1813. 1801. 2d ed. 1802.

A Sermon on the death of Thomas An Address to young people on the Mullett, Esq. merchant. 8vo. 1815.

1927.)
OBITUARY.—Dr. John Jones.

371 An Excursion to Windsor; to which from the family circle, and retire to the is added, a Journal of a Trip to Paris, banks of a secluded rivulet, about a mile by his son John Evans, Jun. M.A. (Re- from the house, and there pursue his stuviewed in vol. LXXXVII. ii. 332-335). dies till hunger compelled him to return.

The Vanity of Human Expectations; His memory was at this time remarkable Sermon on the Death of the Princess for its strength and tenacity. Charlotte (Vide ibid. p. 610).

His father finding that it would be vain Memoirs of the Rev. William Richard, to attempt to consigp him to the drudgery LL.D. including a Sketcb of his rac. of the farm, resolved to educate him for the ter and writings; with an Appendix, Christian ministry. About the age of fourcontaining some account of the Rev. teen or bifteen, he was sent to the GramRoger Williams, founder of the State of

mar School at Brecon, then under the care Rhode Island. 8vo. 1819.

of the Rev. William Griffiths, where he The Christianity of the New Testa. reinained three years, until the death of ment, impregnable and imperisbable, an

bis father in 1785. Address occasioved by the trial of Car

About this period, bis neighbour and lile. 8vo. 1819. (See vol. LxxxIx. ii. 54.) relation Mr. David Jones, afterward the

Death the inevitable lot of man; Re- colleague of Dr. Priestley, and known in flections on the decease of George the

the controversy with Dr. Horsley as the Tbird and the Duke of Kent. (See yol.

“ Welsh Freeholder," was a student at the xc. i. 344.)

New College, Hackney. Through his reRecreation for the young and old ; an

commendation, the managers of that inExcursion to Brighton, a visit to Tun- stitution admitted Mr. Jones a student on bridge Wells, and a Trip to Southend, the foundation. Here he soon acquired the with an alphabetical list of all the Water friendship and patronage of the lale cele

brated Dr. Abraham Rees, wbo iben held ing Places in the kingdom. 1821.

the office of resident tutor. He remained Richmond and its Vicinity; with a glance at Twickenbam, Strawberry Hill, at Hackney six years, and was a favourite and Hampton Court. 12mo. 1824. (Re- pupil of the late Gilbert Wakefield.

lo 1792, the death of the learned and viewed in vol. xciv. ii. 443.)

excellent Mr. Thomas Lloyd having created Discourses on the Christian Temper,

a vacancy in the office of classical and ma.' 1824. Tracts, Sermons, and Funeral Ora- thematical tutor in the Welsh academy at

Swansea, Mr. Jones was appointed by the tions; published between 1795 & 1825, Presbyterian Board to be his successor.and Six New Discourses. 8vo. 1826.

After he had beld this office about three (Reviewed in vol. xcvi. i. 337–339.) This was accompanied by an excellent years, some unhappy difference arose be

iween him and his colleague, in which the portrait of Dr. Evans, by Woodman.

students rashly embarked as partizans.Some Papers on Death, by Mason, the The Board, finding no prospect of an amiauthor of " Self-Knowledge." 12mo: cable adjustment, and not wishing to side 1826. (Reviewed in vol. xcvi. ii. 439.) with either party in a matter which was

Dr. Evans's character exhibited a rare entirely personal, adopted the resolution assemblage of the nobler qualities that of dismissing both tutors, and removing the adorn bumanity. His piety was without institution to Carmarthen. Oo quilling a tinge of bigotry, bis charity without the Swansea, Mr. Jones settled at Plymouth sbadow of ostentation. He was manly, Dock, as the pastor of the Voitarian con. generous, and frank ; and bis amiable gregation in that place. He remained there virtues can be fully and adequately ap- two years, and then accepted an invitapreciated by tbose alone wbo were united tion to become the minister of the Unitarian to him by the ties of conjugal and filial congregation at Halifax, in Yorkshire affection.

Here he resided for three years, joining to

his ininisterial labours the instruction of DR. JOHN JONES.

youtb, an employment for wbich be was Jan. 10. In Great Coram-st. Joha Jones, singularly well qualified by his high classi LL.D. M.R.S. &c., author of the English cal attainments, and the peculiar bent of Lexicon and other works.

his mind. From Halifax he removed his This accomplished scholar was born at residence to London, where he continued Landingate, in Carmartbeoshire. His fa- till the end of his life. ther was a respectable farmer; and the Not long after his settlement in London, son had been destined for agricultural pur. he married the only daughter of his friend suits, till it was discovered that he had and former tutor Dr. Rees. This lady neither taste por inclination for such occu- died, without issue, in the year 1815. In pations. Prom his earliest childhood be 1817 be inarried Anna, the only daughter had evinced an unusual predilection for of the late George Dyer, esq. of Sawbridgebooks. ' It was his frequent practice, im- worth, wbo, with two children, survives him. mediately after breakfast, to disappear After his remova. to the inetropolis,

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OBITUARY.-Admiral Dilkes. General Twiss, (April, neral election in the same year, was ing the flag of the Port Admiral at chosen M.P. for Portsmouth. In the same Plymouth, where be continued until year, Dec. 131b, be brougbt in a Bill for autumn of the following year, when he appointing Commissioners to inquire into was nominated Resident Commissioner the abuses, frauds, and irregularities at Jamaica, which we believe to have practised in several of the Naval Depart- been his last public employment. ments, and in the business of prize agents, He was appointed to the rank of Rear&c. During the progress of the abuve Admiral, April 28, 1808 ; Vice-Admiral, Bill tbrough its usual stages, it encoun- August 18, 1812 ; Admiral of the Blue, tered much opposition; however, it final. May 27, 1825. ly passed both Houses, and received the Admiral Dilkes married in 1804, a Royal Assent on the 29th of the same daughter of the late Rear-Admiral Ep. month.

worth, and sister to the present farmery In 1804, when Earl St. Vincent left the Predam Epworth, esq. Capt. R.N. Admiralty, our officer accompanied that Nobleman in his retirement. He was

GENERAL Twiss, advanced to the rank of Rear-Admiral, March 14. Ai Harden Grange, York. April 23, in the same year; and on the shire, aged 82, General William T'wiss, change of ministry occasioned by the Colonel Commandant of ibe Ruyal death of Mr. Pitt, in 1806, be became a Engineers. Commissioner of the new Board of Ad- This officer entered the military demiralıy, under Mr.T.Greuville, but again partment of the Orduance, in July 1760 ; retired from office with his friec:ds in he obtained a commission in the corps 1807.

of Engineers in November 1763; and With the exception of the sbort in. was promoted to a lieutenancy in April terval tbat ensued between the general 1771. From 1762 to 1771 he did duty election in 1818, and the dissolution of as an Engineer in the garrison at GibralParliament occasioned by the demise of tar, and from 1772 to the end of 1775 his late Majesty, in 1820, Admiral Mark- was employed on the new fortifications bam continued to represent the borough constructing for the defence of the dock. of Portsmouth till the dissolution in 1826. yard at Porismouth. Early in 1776 be His promotion to the rank of Admiral of embarked with Gen. Burgoyne, and tbe the Blue took place Aug. 12; 1819. army be commanded, for Canada, and

landed at Quebec in June, when he was ADMIRAL Dilkes.

nominated Aide-de-camp to Major-Gen. Feb. 25. At bis house in Exeter, aged Phillips. He was with ibe arıy in pur82, John Dilkes, esq. Admiral of the sing the Americans up the river St. Blue.

Lawrence, and was in i be affair at the This officer was made a commander Three Rivers on the 8th of June, and during the war with our trans-Atlantic proceeded with ibe army until the Ame'colonies ; subsequently to which, in con- ricans were driven out of Canada, and sequence of some temporary disgust, be embarked in their feet and boats on entered into the Portuguese service, and Lake Charr plain in July. He was then obtained the rank of Rear-Admiral; appointed by Sir Guy Carleton, ibe Cumbut, brighter prospects opening, be re- mander in-chuel, to be Cumptruller of turned to that of his native country, and Works, and to superintend the construe became a Post Captain, Sept. 21, 1790. tion of a fleet for Lake Cbamplain, with

In 1795, Captain Dilkes commanded gun-boats and batteaux, for couveying the Madras of 54 guns, stationed in the the army over the lake, and with the North Sea. He alterwards proceeded to able assistance of the naval department, the West Indies, and was present at the over which the late Admiral Scbank was reduction of St. Lucia, by i be forces un- made Commissioner, they began in der Sir Hugh Christiani and Sir Ralph the middle of July the necessary preAbercromby. The Madras continued parations for so arduous an undertaking, about two years on the Leeward Island and at a time ibat Government bad station, and un her arrival in England, neither vessel nor boat on Lake Champwas again ordered to join the North Sea lain, nor the smallest building for barfleet. About the latter end of 1799, racks, store-houses, or work-shops. Captain Dilkes sailed with the trade for Notwithstanding all which, a numerous ibe Cape of Good Hope and the East fleet was constructed, whicb fuugbt and Indies; and in the spring of 1801, we defeated the enemy at Valcour Island find him commanding the Raisonable of on the 11th and 12th of October, and 64 guns, in the expedition against Cope! obrained the naval superiority during bagen, under Sir Hyde Parker. Oribe the whole war. He then proceeded with renewal of the war in 1803, he was ap- the army to Crown Point, and with it pointed to the Salvador del Mundo, bear returned and wintered in Canada.

ern coast.

1827.]
OBITUARY.-Lieut.-Colonel Ratcliffe.

365 In the spring of 1777 he was appointed engineers sent to report bow far the Commanding Engineer under Gen. Bur. same system was applicable to the east. gøyne; and in July was with the army

In 1810, after an active serat ibe investment of Ticonderoga, where vice of fifty years, be obtained leave to tbe Americans had employed many remain unemployed, and retired into the thousand men, during eight monobs, in country. He bad been appointed Brifortifying Mount Independence; but, gadier-General in 1804; and Major-Gefrom the position which the army took, neral in 1805 ; and be acquired the rank these works were immediately aban- of Lieut.-General in 1812; and General, doned. He served with the army the 1825. wbole of the campaign, and was present at all the general actions, and was in- Lieut.-COLONEL RADCLIFFE. cluded in tbe convention of Saratoga, Feb. 24. In Connaught-square, aged but was, with other officers, excbanged 53, Lieui.-Colonel Charles-Edward Rada few days afterwards, and returned to cliffe, Major of Brigade to the cavalry in Ticonderoga, when he assisted in the Great Britain. evacuation of that port in November, This distinguished officer was appoint1777.

ed Adjutant of the first Dragoons, June In 1778, lie was sent by Gen. Sir F. 25, 1796 ; Corner, April 12, 1799 ; LieuHaldimand to Lake Ontario, to form a tenant, May 4, 1800 ; and Captain, Dec. Daval establishment on the east side of 1, 1804. He served under the Duke of ibat lake ; and in December that year York in Flanders, and in Sept. 1809, he he was promoted to the rank of Captain. einbarked with his regiment for the He was afterwards employed in different Peninsula. On taking the field in the parts of Canada as Commanding Er- ensuing spring, he was selected by Lord gineer, until the peace in 1783, when be Hill to occupy with his troop a post of obrained leave to return to England, some difficulty and bazard, near Elvas;

In 1785 he was employed as Secretary and thence to make a reconnoisance to tbe Board of Land and Sea Officers across the Guadiana; and he was subseappointed under the King's sign manual, quently employed on similar duties under tu report upon the defences of the dock- tbe Quarter. niaster-general of the army. yards at Portsmouth and Plymouth. 111 June 1810, be was appointed Major of From 1785 to 1792 be was employed as Brigade to the brigade formed of tbe an engineer at Portsmouth, where many Royals aud 14tb Dragoons, under Majornew works were being constructed, par- General Slade, in which situation he ticularly Cumberland Furt, at the en- continued during tbe campaigns in Spain, trance of Langston Harbour. In June, to the battle of Toulouse inclusive, 1794, he obtained the rank of Lieut.- without a day's absence, except on two Colonel, and in the same year be was occasions of dangerous attacks of fever, appointed Lieut. Guvernor of the Royal brought on by the fatigue incident to Academy at Woolwich, which station be the duties of his situation. After the held until he succeeded to be Colonel- battle of Toulouse, he was appointed Commandant of Royal Engineers in Assistant-adjutant-general to be cavalry, 1810, when, by the rules of the service, and in that situation be accompanied it he was removed. During this period, on tbe march through France, and athowever, he was employed on various tended tbe reviews of the several briservices. Between 1792 and 1799, he gades and regiments before his present was engaged in augmenting the defences Majesty, on tbeir return to England. on the coasts of Kent and Sussex, parti- During bis services in the Peninsula, he cularly at Dover Castle. In 1799, upon was present at the battles of Salamanca, Col. Hay, of the Engineers, being killed Victoria, Busaco, Fuentes d'Onor, the in Holland, he was sent as commanding blockade of Pampluna, and the attack Royal Engineer, under the late Duke of of Bayonne, besides numerous engageYork, and remained there till the evacu. ments of minor note, in which the ation of that country was comple:ed. In cavalry was concerned ; and be acted 1800 be was sent to visit the islands of twice as Deputy Judge-advocate to GeneGuernsey and Jersey. In 1802 he was ral Courts Martial in the cavalry. Wbile ordered to make the tour of Ireland, and serving with his corps, he submitted to report respecting its defences. In 1803 its commander the result of bis observahe was again sent to the coasts of Kent tion and experience on the use of the and Sussex; and in 1805 was directed sword in the hand of the heavy cavalry to carry into execution the system of soldier, urging the necessity of ihe appli. detached reduubis and towers which Gu. cation of tise point as much more efficiveroment had adupted for the defence of ent than any cut however puwerfully that sea-coast, and was finished about given: and under bis direction give iv. the year 1809 : he was also one of the struction to the men in the thrusts

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OBITUARY.Rev. T. S. Cobbold, &c.

[April, Rev. T. S. COBBOLD.

nius for mathematical pursuits developed March 28. Aged 28, after a long pro- itself at a very early period of life, and tracted affliction, borne with exemplary deservedly attracted notice, by means of submission, the Rev. Thomas Spencer which, and his own assiduous exertions, Cobbold, only son of the Rev, Spencer he rose to the highly respectable station Cobbold, of Woolpit. He received his aca. which he filled in society. He exhibited demical education at Clare Hall, Cam- a rare combivation of worth and talent, bridge, where he proceeded to the degree was mild and unassuming in his wanners, of B. A. in 1822, and to that of M. A. in possessed of universal benevolence, and 182.. He was a character of no common unwearied in his efforts to promute peace mould or ordinary merit, though unbap- and happiness amongst his fellow-crea. pily thrown into shade by a retiring amia- tures ; whilst, as a preceptor, he secured ble modesty. Not many koew him ; but equally the esteem of parents, and the none knew him but loved him. In talent affection of children entrusted to his care; and genius he was surpassed by few of his and men, who have since obtained emia contemporaries; in qualities of a higher · nent academical rank, have been proud to and holier cast, perhaps, by none. He acknowledge their obligations to his exwas pre-eminently distinguished by since. cellent system of iostruction. He died rity and integrity, and an abhorrence of with the respect and regret of all his all manner of deception. To vanity his fellow-lownsmen, wbich was evinced, ia heart was an utler stranger. His piety the strongest manner, by the concourse of was deep, earnest, active,--yel silent, un. atteodants at his funeral, aod the uova. obtrusive, and charitable. His highest ried expression of the deepest sympathy distinction was his hallowed zeal in the for his loss, discharge of his professional duties. Few. inen have had a more awful feeling of the responsibility of a Christian minister, and

Mrs. ROGERS. none ever acquitted themselves more con

March 8. At the Glebe-house, Sproughscientiously. His public instructions bore

ton, Suffolk, advanced in life, and most but a small proportion to his private and highly and deservedly lamented, Elizapreparatory labours in the study and the

beth, wife of the Rev. George Rogers, closet; and to the influence of both united. M.A. Rector of that parish, whose mild on a constitution naturally delicate, it may and unassuming manners will long render be feared he sacrificed his health, if not

her memory esteemed. In every relation ultimately his life.

of life, the whole course of this venerable But thou art gone, where wait at his com.. person was truly exemplary, inasmuch mand,

[band as she exhibited a bright pattern of couWhom, liviog. thou didst love, an Angel jugal affection, parental love, and beneTo greet ihy kindred Spirit, in whose volence of heart; whilst her death was in strain

perfect unison, being marked by that Of converse from the dregs of earth re- placid serenity, which is the sure and cerfined

(pain, iain criterion of the expiring Christian. Nought will be found thy chastened ear to Nor wound thy sensitively pious mind;

'Tis past-dear venerable shade, farewell! Where too thy darling Poesy, whose power Thy blameless life thy peaceful death shall Charmed wasting sickness in a lonely hour, Clear to the last thy setting orb has run, To bymn thy God shall re-attune its lays, And ever fiod fresh matter for ils endless Pure, bright, and healthy, like a frosty sun: praise !

And late old age, with hand indulgent,

shed Meek Child of Poetry—a flower

Its mildest winter on thy favoured head; Too tender in thine opening prime For Heaven prolonged her life to spread For life's rude wiods-had I the power

its praise, By wishing from congenial clime And blessed her with a patriarch's length To summon thee-1 question if I would

[heart, Thou wast so pure, so simple, and so good! The truest praise was her's, a cheerful Although the silent prayer and frequent Prone to enjoy, and ready to impart;

An Israelite indeed, and free from guile, Bespoke thee, living, exquisitely dear, She shewed that piety and age could smile.

Religiou had her heart, her cares, her voice,

'Twas her last refuge, as her earliest choice. MR. ROBERT Nunn.

Malured at length for some more perfect March 11. At Eye, aged 62, Mr. Ro.

scene,

(serene; bert Nunn, for many years Master of the Her hopes all bright, ber prospects all Grammar School in, and one of the Com. Each part of life sustained with equal mon Council of that Borough. Born in

worth, an humble rank ."

Mr. Nunu's ge. And not a wish left unfulfilled on earth,

of days.

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