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OBITUARY.-Dr. John Jones.

(April, Mr. Jones occasionally preached for his period of life." When," he writes, “ the brethren, but never bad the charge of a fashionable levity and scepticism of the congregation. Under some momentary times should, in some degree, subside, feeling of disgust, he destroyed all his and the spirit of party give way to a manuscript sermons, and, from tbat time, rational inquiry and a zeal for the truth.” never could be persuaded to appear in the lo 1808, Dr. Jones published " Illustra. pulpit. He still, however, adhered to his tions of the four Gospels, founded on profession ; was a member of the Presby. Circumstances peculiar to our 'ord and cerian body of London Dissenting Minis- his Evangelists;" and in 1812, "Eccleters, and, for some years, one of the cle- siastical Researches, or Philo and Josephus rical trustees of the estates and endowments proved to be Historians and Apologists of of Dr. Daniel Williams.

Christ, of his Followers, and of his Gospel.” A few years ago, the University of Aber. The author here maintains at length, the deen conterred upon him the honorary de hypothesis at which he had only glanced gree of Doctor of Laws, and within a in preceding publications. A sequel to year or two of his death, he was elected this work was published in 1813, in which a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. the author proposed to trace the origin of

Dr. Jones maintained a high reputation the introductory chapters in Matthew and as a teacher of the classical languages. Luke's Gospels from Josephus, and to deHe superintended for a considerable time duce the peculiar articles of the orthodox the education of the sons of the late faith from the Guostics, who opposed the distinguished lawyer and philaothropist, Gospel in the days of Christ and his Sir Samuel Romilly, and to the last be Apostles, had under his care some young persons Under the name of Essenus, Dr. Jones of opulent families. But it must be ob- published, in 1819, a New Version of the served, to the honour of Dr. Jones, that, first three Chapters of Genesis. The work while thus courted by the rich and noble, was occasioned by Mr. Bellamy's translahe was ever ready to afford encourage. tion that had then just appeared. meat and gratuitous instruction to young In the folowing year, the appearance of men in humble circumstances.

numerous Deistical works induced Dr. As an author, Dr. Jones acquired no Jones to print, in one volume, 8vo, “A small degree of celebrity. In the year Series of important facts, demonstrating 1800, while resident at Halifax, he pub- the Truth of the Christian Religion, drawn Jished his first work, in two volumes 8vo. from the Writings of iis Friends atid Epeunder the title of A Developement of mies in the first and second Centuries.” Remarkable Events, calculated to restore Dr. Jones's next publication was “ A Reply the Christian Religion to its original Pu. to two Deistical works, entitled, A New rity, and to repel the Objectious of Un- Trial of the Witnesses, &c., and Gamaliel believers." His original design was to Smith's Not Paul but Jesus.” To the title embody in these volumes all the facts of this work he assumed the name of Ben which he meant to adduce to elucidate the David. His last publication of a theological meaning, and establish the credibility of character, which appeared in 1825, was the historical and epistolary writings of entitled, “ Three Letters addressed io the the New Testament. But bis materials Editor of the Quarterly Review, in which is having uoexpectedly accumulated as he demonstrated the Geonineness of the three advanced, he was able to carry on bis Heavenly Witnesses, 1. John, v. 7, by Ben plao no further than the end of the Acts David." of the Apostles. These volumes contain Dr. Jones ranked deservedly high as a a vindication of the authenticity of the scholar and philologist, and his writings on disputed passage in Josephus; and the the classical languages are numerous. work is remarkable, as conveying the first 1813 he published a short Latin Grammar intimation of the hypothesis, for which he for the use of schools, which was reprinted was afterwards so greatiy distinguished, in 1816. In 1804 he published a Greek of Josephus and Phito being converts to Grammar, on an improved plan. This work the Christian faith. Io 1801 followed 'a was repeatedly reprinted ; but iu the last second part of this work, entitled “ The year he re-modelled and nearly re-wrote Epistle of Paul to the Romans analysed, the work, and published it under the title from a Developement of those Circum- of “ Etymologia Græca, or a Grammar of stances in the Roman Church by which it the Greek Language,” &c. The ioteption was occasioned.” Iu the former volumes of the alterations in this edition, was to the author had intimated his doubts as to render the Grammar more generally useful the success of bis undertaking; and be to young learners. now became convinced that be had failed lo 1812 Dr. Jones published " A Latin to excite interest in bis speculations. He and English Vocabulary, on a simple, yet Therefore discontinued the prosecution of philosophical principle, for the Use of his original plan, meaniog, bowever, to Schools.” This work he afterwards greatly resume the subject at a more advanced improved, and re-publisbed, in 1825, uuder

1827)
OBITUARY.-Benjamin Strutt, Esg.

373 the title of " Apalogiæ Latinæ, or a Deve. conscientiousness of superior intellectual lopement of those Avalogies by which the powers ; an utter disdain of ibe aathority Parts of Speech in Latin are derived from of great names when he failed to be coneach other,” &c.

vinced by their arguments ; a devoted atBut Dr. Jones's great work on language, tachment to truth, and a faithful adheto which he had devoted a very large por- rence to what be deemed such, united with tion of his active life, and be best energies a fearless disregard of personal conseof his mind, was his Greek and English quences. He has left his literary property Lexicon, which appeared in 1823, in one iu the charge of trustees, providing that volume octavo. The success of this work his classical works should be re-printed equalled his most sanguine wisbes. A under the editorial care of his uephew, large impression was rapidly sold. It was Mr. James Chervet, of Croydon, who had not to be expected that a work of this been educated by bin, and of whose clas. nature and extent could be sent forth sical attainments and judgment be enterwholly free from defects, or that the author, tained a bigh opinion. whatever might be his learning and critical Dr. Jones's remajus were interred in the skill, should be able in every instance to burgiug.ground of St. George's, Bloomssecure the concurrence of scholars in his burg. derivations and explanations; but, though the work may possibly be liable to sone objections, the author has executed his

BENJAMIN STRUTT, Esq. Lask iu a maouer bighly creditable to his Feb. 24. In High-street, Colchester, iodustry, bis erudition, his taste, and criti. Benjamin Strutt, esq. in whose deatb cal acumen. He has been rewarded by

the town and borougb have sustained a the approving verdict of some of the first loss not easily to be repaired. scholars and critics of the age, and, amoog As Chamberlain to the borougb, in others, by the late Dr. Parr.

particular, be bas rendered it many imWhen the impression of this work was

portant services, and as an antiquary bas nearly sold, Dr. Jones printed another of deeply investigated its history and its a similar kind, but designed for a different rights

. Whilst his extraordinary talents class of persons. This be entitled “The and multifarious information commandTyro's Greek and English Lexicon,” whiched the respect of the rich, his benevois a very excellent and useful publication. lence secured him the love of the poor, Dr. Jones had intended to revise the first of whom his principles invariably ren. Lexicon, and to re-publish it at some future dered bim the general adviser and steadperiod; but be bad, however, at the time fast friend. Had be coveted wealth or of his death made very little progress, and the author's copy remains nearly in the power, the avenues to botb lay open besame state in which it was printed. Not fore him, for the grasp of bis mind was Jong after the publication of the first Greek capacious enough to have enabled him to Lexicon, some severe animadversions in a

become one of the most influential pubcritical journal, drew from Dr. Jones « An lic characters of the county ; but the

artificial distinctions of society presentAuswer to a Pseudo-Criticism of the GreekEnglish Lexicon, which appeared in the

ed no attractions to one already indeSecond Number of the Westminster Re- pendent in his own resources : utility view.”

was the sole aim of his occupations, and la the course of the last year Dr. Jones

whenever a duty was to be performed to published an able pamphlet, entitled, “ An

a friend, or a service rendered to his Exposure of the Hamiltonian System of townsmen, or to society at large, then Teaching Languages, in a Letter addressed be stood forward, foremost and fearlessly; to the Author of an Aricle recommending but for the employment of bis more lei. that System, in No. 87 of the Edinburgh sure hours he was contented to be inReview."

debted solely to his love of science and Dr. Jones's last work was entitled, “An the fine arts, as cultivated by bim in the Explanation of the Greek Article, in 'Three interrupted seclusion of his study, Paris. 1. Analysis and Refutation of Dr.

A long and painful illness brought into Middleton's Theory. 2. An Analysis of more immediate view those must preMatthiæ's Dissertation. 3. An Applica. cious attributes of the mind, wbicb bis tion of ibe Article to obscure Passages of total indifference to the praise of man the New Testament." This work was

would have ot berwise led him to conceal printed during the author's life-time, but rather than display, even from his nearhe died before it was published.

est and dearest ties; and it is now the The characteristics of Dr. Jones's mind consolation of his sorrowing family to were an irrepressible ardour and enthu- reflect, that bis acute sufferings were siasm in the prosecution of whatever he borne with implicit resignation to the undertook; great confidence in the core will of God, and bis existence surrenderectness of his own views, arising from a ed with pious tranquillity,

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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 ne 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 inild and unassuming in his manners, of B. A. in 1822, and to that of M. A. in possessed of universal benevoleuce, and 182 .. He was a character of no common unwearied in his efforts to promute peace mould or ordinary merit, though unhap- and happiness amongst his fellow-crea. pily thrown into shade by a retiriog amia. tures; whilst, as a preceptor, he secured ble modesty. Not many knew him ; but equally the esteem of parents, and the none knew him but loved bim. In talent affection of children entrusted to his care; and genius he was surpassed by few of his and men, who have since obtained emicontemporaries; 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 instruction. He died rity and integrity, and an abhorrence of with the respect and regret of all his all mapper of deception. To vanity his fellow-townsmen, which was evinced, in heart was an utier stranger. His piety the strongest manner, by the concourse of was deep, earnest, active-yet silent, un- alteadants 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 inore 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 but a small proportion to his private and highly and deservedly lamented, Eliza

ton, Suffolk, advanced in life, and most preparatory 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 be feared he sacrificed his health, if not

and unassuming manners will long render ultimately his life.

ber memory esteemed. In every relation

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

(baod as she exhibited a bright pattern of conWhom, living, thou didst love, an Angel jugal affection, parental love, and beneTo greet thy 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, lain 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,

tell; To hymn thy God shall re-attune its lays, And ever find fresh matter for iis endless Pure, bright, and bealthy, like a frosty sun: praise !

And late old age, with hand indulgent,

shed Meek Child of Poetry—a Power

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

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

of days.

[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.

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

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

scene,

worth, an humble rank of life, Mr. Nunn's ge. And not a wish left unfulfilled on earth,

tear

1827.] Major Fuller.-Mr. J. Goglar.-Clergy Deceased. 375 Like a tired traveller, with sleep opprest,

MR. WM. Jones. Within her children's arms she dropped Dec. 8. At Holkham, Norfolk, of a deto rest.

cay of nature, in his 90th year, Mr. Wm. Farewell!-Thy cherished image ever dear Jones, who for upwards of fifty years filled Shall many a heart with pious love revere. the situation of huntsman and principal

Her remains were interred in the chan- stable-servant in the establishment of cel of the church of Sproughton ; and on Thomas William Coke, esq., with credit to a fat stone has been sculptured the fol. himself, and much to the satisfaction of his lowing inscription to her memory :

employer, by whom he was greatly reHic jacet quicquid mortale est spected, and who consoled him on bis apElizabetha, charissimæ uxoris proaching departure from this life, by re. et nunquam satis deflendze

peatedly visiting him on his death-bed, Viri Reverendi Georgii Rogers, A.M. and administering to his comfort. On one hujusce Ecclesiæ Rectoris,

of Ibese occasions, Mr. Coke took with bim qure ex hâc vità migravit

the young heir of Holkham, to shake his 8 id. Mensis Martii

old servant by the hand. Lady Ano Coke, Anno Christi M.DCCC.XXVII.

Lady Anson, and all the family at Holk. et ætatis suæ LxxxII.

ham, shewed every possible kindness and lv memoriam taın cari capitis attention to the venerable and much-rehoc posuit marmor

spected old man. His bed was surrounded mærens et orbatus Maritus.

by different branches of his family in three Ipswich, Mar. 14, 1827.

J. F. generations, to all of whom he had ever

been kind, and who revered and honoured

bim as a father and a patriarch. He reMAJOR-FULLER.

tained bis mental faculties to the last, and April 9. At Windsor Castle, aged 95, died perfectly composed and resigned. Major Edward Puller, one of his Majesty's Poor Knights of Windsor. This worthy Veteran served as an En.

CLERGY DECEASED. sign in the 51st Regiment at the battle of June 9. At Newhaven, in Connecticut, Minden, and in every memorable action in aged 65, the Rev. Jedidiah Morse, D.D. for Germany in which the British troops were many years Pastor of the first Church engaged during the seven years war. He Charlestown, and author of the American was a man of the strictest honour and in

Geography, aud many other valuable works tegrity, possessed of a gentlemanly deport- in that science. ment, and honoured by the intimate friend- Feb. 13. The Rev.John Til, for 50 years ship and confidence of many of the highest Rector of Hayes, and of Orpington in Kent. Tapk both at home and abroad.

He was of Caius Coll. Camb. LL.B. 1768,

was presented to Hayes in 1777 by the then MR. JOHN GOGLAR.

Rector of Orpington; to Orpington (a sineJan. 21. Mr. John Goglar, grocer and

cure) in 1821 by the Abp. of Canterbury.

Fel. 18. At his lodgings in Worcester, draper, of Whaplade Drove, Lincolnshire.

aged 72, the Rev. Matthew Surtees, Rector He bad long been celebrated for an ec

of Kirkby Underdale, Yorkshire, and Precentricity of character, which continued to predominate to the last moments of his ex. bendary of Canterbury, He was sun of Au

bone Surtees, esq. of Newcastle upon Tyne, istence. More than twenty years back he named a stone, called Old Kate's Stone, recently deceased (see p. 286), and to the

and brother to the gentleman of that name as the one he wished to place over his

Countess of Eldon. He was formerly Fellow grave; his coffin he purchased about of University College, Oxford, where he took three months before his death. Some of his

the degree of M.A. in 1780, and by which bequests are in unison with the eccentricilies of his life ; for, after bequeathing an

Society he was presented in 1793 to the Recunusual annual sumn to the Peterborough

tory of North Cerney, Glouc. He was apDispensary and to the School of Whaplade pointed a Prebendary of Canterbury in 1803 ; Drove, he gives the further sum of thirty

was presented to the Vicarage of Swindon,

Wilts, in 1809 by the King; and to the recsbillings to be spent in plum cakes, to be marked, “J. G. W. D.” and twenty shil

tory of Kirkby Underdale on the death of Dr. lings for ale to be given to the poor of Ridley in 1825 also by the Crown. Whaplade Drove on Christmas eve for

Feb. 19. At Yarmouth, the Rev. J. T.

Davies, M. A. of St. Mary's Hall, Oxford. ever, Upwards of 400 persons, after fol.

Feb. 20. Aged 62, the Rev. Charles Fred. lowing bim to the grave, assembled at the

Bond, Vicar of Margaretting, Essex. He school-room, where about 800 cakes and a

was of St. John's Coll. Camb. B.A. 1788, hogshead of ale were by his desire,

M.A. 1791, and was presented to his Church Dealtout in that old fashion'd measure in 1799 by R. M. Philips, esq. and others. Which once his cheerful heart called Mr. Bond lost his wife on Christmas-day, pleasure.

1825.

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Clergy Deceased.

(April, Feb. 20. At Cardiff, after a long and pain- cum Clopton. Mc. Gape was appointed a ful illness, the Rev, Archer John Langley, King's Chaplain in 1794, and served the M.A. Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. office of Mayor of St. Alban's in 1809.

Feb. 21. At Moreby, near York, advanced Feb. 27. At Aylesbury, aged 81, the Rev. in age, the Rev. Thos. Preston, Vicar of Scal- Wm. Slockins, for more than half a century by cam Cloughton, to which he was present- Master of the Latin School there, and for ed by the Dean and Chapter of York in 1773, some time Curate of the parish. He was of and formerly an active Magistrate for the Jesus Coll. Oxford, M.A. 1780. East Riding. He was of Trin. Coll. Camb. Lately. In Madeira, whitber he had reB.A. 1771.

paired for his health, the Rev. Charles Feb, 22. The Rev. Rich. Hawkin Hit- Mein Deighton, Vicar of Longhope, Glouc. chins, Rector of Baverstock, Wilts. He was to which he was presented in 1825. formerly Fellow of Exeter College, where he At the residence attached to St. James's proceeded M.A. 1789, B.D. 1799, and by Chapel, Hampstead Road, aged 38, the Rev. which Society he was presented to his living. Wm. Gillank. He was of Clare Hall,

Feb. 23. At Newton, near Wisbech, aged Cambridge, B. A. 1811. 51, the Rev. Wm. Mair, M.A.

At Liverpool, aged 78, the Rev. James Feb. 23. At his lodgings in York, aged Page, formerly Curate of St. Peter's and 83, the Rev. Jas. Rudd, D.D. Rector of St. Paul's, Bath. Full Sutton, and Minister of Walton, in At Great Torrington, Devon, aged 74, Yorkshire. He was educated at St. John's the Rev. John Palmer, Prebendary of LinColl. Camb. where he took the degree of colu, Rector of Claudborough, Devon, and B.A. in 1765. On the 5th of December, of South Benfeet, Essex. The first-men1772, being then Minister of St. Paul's tioned preferment he acquired in 1807, the Chapel, Edinburgh, he married Elizabeth, Rectory of South Benfleet in 1811, on the daughter of Eric, commonly called Lord presentation of the Dean and Chapter of Duffus, and sister of the late Lord Duffus Westminster, and Claudborough recently, (of whom we last month gave a short me- presented to it by the King. moir in page 271), then the widow of Mr. At Settle, Yorkshire, the Rev.Wm. Peart, Sinclair." By this lady he was father to the only surviving son of John Peart, esq. He Rev. Eric Rudd, Vicar of Appleby in Lin- was of Clare Hall, Cambridge, B. A. 1818, colnshire, and Perpetual Curate of Thorne M.A. 1821. in the West Riding of Yorkshire. Dr. At Horrock Hall, Lanc. aged 76, the Rev. Rudd was presented to Walton by the im- Rigbye Rigbye. propriators of that chapelry in 1774, and to March 3. At Charlbury Vicarage, Oxf. Full Sutton in 1789 by Johu Simpson, aged 82, the Rev. John Cobb, D.D. Vicar esq.

of that Parish, and for many years a MaFeb. 25. At Middleton in Teesdale, aged gistrate for the county. He was formerly 76, the Rev. Wm. Mark, incumbent of Fellow of St. John's Coll. Oxford, which he Egglestone, and for nearly half a century entered as a scholar in 1764 ; and proceeded Curate of Middleton, a character universally M.A. 1772, B.A. 1777, D.D. 1781. He esteemed.

published in 1783 in 8vo. Eight Sermoos Feb. 26. At St. Alban's, aged 72, the preached that year at Bampton's Lectures ; Rev. James Carpenter Gape, Vicar of St. and was presented to Charlbury by his ColMichael's in that town, Rector of Crowden lege in 1790. cum Clopton, Camb, and one of his Ma- March 4. At Middleton Rectory, near jesty's Chaplains ; cousin to Earl Verulam. Beverley, aged 67, the Rev.John Blanchard, Descended from a family of some antiquity for nineteen years Rector of that parish, at St. Albap's, he was the sixth but only a Magistrate and Deputy Lieutenant for the surviving son and heir of Thomas Gape, esq. East Riding of Yorkshire. From his unof that place, by the Hon. Jane Grimston, affected simplicity and urbanity of manners, eldest daughter of Wm. first Visc. Grimston. he drew around him a large circle of acHe was educated at Trinity College, Camb. quaintance, whom he soon converted into where he proceeded B. A. 1777, M.A. 1780; warm friends. He was humane, charitable, and was presented to his Church in St. benevolent, and hospitable ; and exemplary Alban's in 1778, by his cousin James, third as a clergyman, husband, father, and masand late Visc. Grimston, on the cession of ter. He had recently lost his youngest sod, his uncle the Hon. and Rev. Harbottle the Rev. Abraham Blanchard, B. A. late of Grimston. He married Feb. 2, 1786, Eliz. Jesus Coll. Camb. who died at Sidmouth on Vernon, day. of Joho Fothergill, of Soho, the 10th of January. near Birmingham, esq. by whom he had March 1 1. Aged 64, the Rev. Robert Cary five sons and three daughters. In 1788 his Barnard, Rector of Withersfield, Sutfolk, cousin Viscount Grimston presented hiin to and a Magistrate of that county. He was another living, the vicarage of Redburn, in formerly Fellow of St. John's Coll

. Camb. the neighbourhood of St. Alban's ; this he where he proceeded B.A. 1779, M.A. 1782, resigned in 1826, on being instituted, on his B.D. 1791. He was presented to his Recown presentation, to the Rectory of Crowden tory in 1782 by the Countess of Aylesford.

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