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after exerting himself for several master. He was in his "fiftyfifth years with zeal and ability in that se- year. He had been married tô iuinary, he was rewarded with a prc. Ainelia Olivia St. George, only bendas stall in Worcester Cathedral. child of the late Lord St. George.
At Dripshill, near Worcester, She died in 1791, leaving a numea Sir Charles Trubshaw Withers, rous family to regret her loss. The Knt. one of his Majesty's Justices titles, honours, and estate, devolvé of the Peace, for that county, and to his son Augustus Frederick, late the county of Gloucester, and Marquis of Kildare, now thirteen Father of that city. He served the years of age, and for whom his office of High Sheriff, in 1758, and Royal Highness the Prince of Wales of Mayor in 1766, and received stood sponsor. the honor of knighthood on his Aged 85, the Rev. John Briggs, Majesty's visit to Worcester in M.A. Chancellor of the Diocese of 1788,
Chester, and Rector of Methley. Mr: Thomas Whittington, of At Kirkby Overblow, in his 80th Ilillingdon, Middlesex, at the very year, the Rev. Chailes Cooper, advanced age of 104. Ile retained D.D. Rector of that place, and all his faculties as well to the very Prebendary of Durham Catheriral. hast hour as ever he did at any other At his country seat, Abbeyseix, period of his life, and could walk a Queen's County Ireland, the Right distance of two or three miles with Hon, Viscounť de Veści. - lle is perfect ease.' His -long life was succeeded by his eldest son the rendered retharkable by his very Hon. John Vesci. constant attachment to drinking, At his chambers in the Temple, but he never had any other liquor aged 76, John Wynne, Esq. a benchthan gin, of which he daily drank er of the Middle Temple, aid two or three glasses, till within a brother of Sir William Wymne of fortnight of his death. He was Doctor's Cominons. born in the reign of King William,
In a wretched apartment on Safa: and had a most perfect recollec- fron Hill, an old beggar of the: tion of the person of Queen Anie,
name of James, who for many years: of whom lie often spoke. In the has implored charity in the public rebellion of 1715, he was employed streets, and was well known by thc: in conveying troops and baggage, long houry beard that hung below from Uxbridge to London. Ilis his breast. Being aware of luis. remains were interred in Hilling- dissolution, he sent for his only don Churchyard, pear his fatber's, issue, a chimney sweeper, residing who died about forty years ago,
at Pentonville, 'who on his arrivat exactly at the same age.
removed a brick in the fire place;i, Aged 84, the Rev. Joseph Lath by the dumb motions of his father, bury, Rector of the parishes of where he found gold and silver. Great and Little Livermere, in Sut- specie to the amount of 101. folk, ang, formerly of Clare Hall, Tlis penurious old man was born. Cambridge.
in Devonshire, and was in his At Dover in America, a black younger days a tradesman at Exeman, named, Pompey, aged one ter, which place he left in an insoja hundred and twenty.
vent state, in 1776, and has livert William Robert Fitzgerald Duke in London since that time ty bouts of Lemster. His Grace died at ging. So penurious was die, that his seat at-Carton, in the county, on no account would he part with of Kildare. Though he did not his day's produce, like others of possess those shining qualities that his profession, but world make confer on, not receive, dignity from soup of the bones which he picked: rank; he was affable, a fonti father, up, when he could not obtain-bis an indulgcut husband, and a liind usual supply in his rerunder
Mrs. Hays, a lady more than age, George Lloyd, Esq. of York, cighty years of age.
She had re
barrister at law. sided upwards of thirty years in At his seat in Kent, of the gout Pall Mall Court, Pall Mall, and re- in his stomach, Sir Richard Glode, tired to her chainber in the attic Knight. He was knighted during story, which she had selected as his sheriffalty for London. the most airy, attended by her ser- Mrs. Woolaston, wife of the Rev. vant, about ten o'clock; after which F. J. Hyde Woolaston, Jacksonian the servant retired. About eleven Professor in Cainbridge University, . the most dreadfulgroans were heard and vicar of South Weald, Essex. at the back of the house; and, on At Dalkeith, R. Cochran, Esq: the servants running out, they found an American loyalist, and formerly their mistress, in her night gown, one of his Majesty's judges in the suspended to the railing, the spikes court of common pleas for the prohaving entered her thighs about two vince of New Jersey. inches above the knees, her back Mrs. Eccles, relict of the late Rev. broke, and her skull fractured in Mr. Eccles, rector of St. Mary le two places. She expired almost Bow, Stratford, Middlesex. instantly. It appears
that she had Aged 74, Peter Hook, M. D. been for some time in a state of one of the physicians to the Norsecond childhood, and, it is sup- folk and Norwich hospital ever since posed, something alarming her in its first establishment. her sleep, she opened the window Mr. Samuel Walker, yeoman, and jumped out.
bedel of law in the university of At Bath, in the 56th year of his Oxford.
TO CORRESPONDENTS. PIILALETIES still adheres to Bishop Pearson's interpretation of the controverted text i St. Peter iii. 18, 19, as preferable to that of the Bishop of St. Asaph. It is not for us to enter into the dispute; but if our corresa pondent Philalethes or any other will state some new arguments on the subject, we shall readily give them a place. Philalethes observes in his note to us, that “the London Curate (vol. iv. pp. 84, 85) hath quoted both opinions; and hath declined giving his own on either; perhaps by this time he hath made up his mind on the subject!”
We shall have no objection to insert the observations mentioned by E. P. The Alishnical Tracts will be very acceptable.
A Parishioner of Clerkenwell, flatly contradicts the assertion of our correspondent Eusebius, that a Collection in support of Mr. Foster's interest was recommended at Lady Huntingdon's Chapel, and he calls upon Eusebius to name the other Meeting House or Conventicle where a collection was actually made for the same purpose.”
A“ Yorkshire Curate" is welcome to enjoy the pleasure of being the constant reader of a certain periodical miscellany, which one of our correspondents has characterized as pernicious. But neither his opinion, nor that of any other person, however, high and dignified, will induce us to withdraw the appellation, knowing as we do, who the persons are that have the management of that publication, and what are the principles and ohjects it is intended to promote.
Sener and Alertiniensis; the Meditations by Bishop HORNE; and se veral articles of Review are unavoidably postponed till our next.
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MAGAZINE AND REVIEW,
FOR NOVEMBER 1804.
As the Spirit always guides, and instructs before he saves; and as he brings
tu Happiness only by the ways of Holiness; su he never leads to true Holiness, but by the paths of Knowledge.
Some Account of the Right Rev. EDWARD CHANDLER,
D.D. Lord Bishop of Durham.
thor of the History of Durham, to have been a native of Ireland*. He received however his academical education at Emmanuel College, in Cambridge, and in 1693, became chaplain to Dr. William Lloyd, the learned and worthy bishop of Litchfield and Coventry, afterwards of Worcester. His first preferment appears to have been a canonry of Litchfield in 1696. *In 1706, being then doctor of divinity, he was was made prebendary of Worcester, at which time he had also the rectory of Wem in Shropshire. On the 17th of November 1717, he was consecrated Bishop of Litchfield and Coventry, from whence in 1730, he was translated to Durham.
He held this last high dignity till July 20, 1750, when he died in Grosvenor Square of the stone (several large onęs being found in his body when opened) and his remains were interred at Farnham Royal, in Buckinghamshire.--He was then in his eighty-second year. Bishop Chandler married Barbara, the eldest daughter of Sir Humphry Briggs. One of his daughters was married to R. Cavendish, Esq.; another to Wadham Wyndham, Esq. and another to the Rev. Mr. Brotherton.
* Hutchinsori, Vol. I. page 574. Vol. VII. Church. Mag. Nov. 1894: Tt Whilst Whilst he was Bishop of Durham, he gave 501. towards augmenting Monkwearmouth living, also 2001. to purchase a house for the Minister of Stockton, and 2000). to be laid out in a purchase for the benefit of Clergymen's widows in the diocese of Durham. “ It may be remembered (adds the same authority*) to the honour of Bishop Chandler, that he never sold any of his patent offices, though he was offered several hundred pounds by Mr. R. R. an attorney at D-, for the clerkship of the Halmot Court, vacant on the death of Mr. John Mowbray, in 1735, which he nobly refused, and gave to his Secretary Mr. Whitaker, who was succeeded by Mr. Wyndham.”
Bishop Chandler was the author of several single sermons, preached on publíck occasions, but his principal work was “A Defence of Christianity, from the prophecies of the Old Testament, wherein are considered all the objections against this kind of proof, advanced in a late discourse of the Grounds and Reasons of the Christian Religion." This learned treatise made its appearance in 1725, in one volume, 8vo. In 1728, it reached a third edition, to which are subjoined a summary view of the whole argument, and an Index of the texts explained. In the same year his Lordship continued the subject in “ A Vindication of the Defence of Christianity, from the prophecies of the Old Testament, in answer to the scheme of literal prophecy considered: With a Letter from the Rev. Mr. Masson concerning the Religion of Macrobius, and his Testimony touching the Slaughter of the Infants of Bethlehem, with a postscript upon Virgil's fourth Eclogue, 2 vols. 8vo." His Lordship also wrote the Chronological Dissertation prefixed to Arnald's commentary on Ecclesiasticus, and a biographical preface to a posthumous work by the learned Dr. Ralph Cudworth, entituled “ A Treatise concerning Eternal and Immutable Morality.”
In Mr. Whiston's memoirs is the following letter by the Bishop, written in answer to one sent to him by that learned but eccentric man, on the date of Ecclesiasticus.
January 6, 1748-9. * MR. WHISTON, “ I thank you for your learned remarks on the age of the eldest son of Syrach, which I am at present in no * Hutchinson.
condition to consider, and doubt I never shall: my infirmities do so multiply and increase with my age, that my comfort is, that my life cannot last long. But while I ain on this side the grave, I shall always remain,
E. DURESME.” The learned Mr. Holloway of Middleton-Stoney, held a long correspondence with Bishop Chandler on the subject of the primævity and pre-eminence of the Hebrew language, of which after his Lordship’s death, he gave but a partial account in his elaborate treatise on that subject. This induced the no less learned Dr. Thomas Sharp, Archdeacon of Northumberland, who had been chaplain to the Bishop, to give the correspondence in its genuine form to the publick in his “ Discourses touching the Antiquity of the Hebrew tongue and character, 8vo. 1755," the perusal of wbich will afford considerable pleasure to the lovers of sacred philology.
THOUGHTS ON THE NATIVITY, Written on Christmas Eve, by the late Bishop HORNE. 1. WHIS is the night which gives a lustre to the days
of the year; for it brought salvation to the inhabitants of the world: a night, in which it was said, there is a man child born, who shall be caught up to God aud his throne, there to prepare mansions for all those that love his name, and rejoice at his birth.
2. The days were now accomplished, when there should come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a branch should grow out of his roots, when a virgin, of the house and lineage of David, should bear a son. The holy Jesus, great and urgent as the necessity was of his coming into the world, slaid the time which himself in the course of nature had appointed, before he brake forth as a strong man to run his race; in like mạnner as, Rotwithstanding the famine there was of the word, he afterwards waited until he had attained to the age of thirty, before he entered upon his ministry: to teach the proud and forward spirits of men not to run before they are called, nor to think of promoting the cause of God, Tt2