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“ universal, and his language uncommonly fluent " and vigorous; nature formed him a poet, but a " bishop prematurely ordained him a divine; and " no sooner did he assume this function, than his “ feeling heart was penetrated by the nicest sense " of duty. He resigned himself wholly to the fr service of his Master. Such a servant could
not long escape notice; he became eminent; he
was followed in London as a preacher. He “ dedicated two volumes of sermons to the citi“ zens of that metropolis, at a time when he “ languished upon a curacy of forty pounds a year*; " but then he was as rich as he is now, for he “ knows no use of money, but to relieve distress.
In one of those seasons of calamity, which neglect of tillage in this country renders so fre. S quent, he sold his books, his only worldly goods Śr wherein he took delight, to buy bread for the
poor. He is now advancing towards seventy,
yet he preserves an uncommon share of vivacity. “ If he sometimes descends into the ludicrous, his " flashes of wit keep the table in a roar. His
powers of description are beyond what I could “ have conceived; he has a stock of imagination " sufficient to set up ten modern tragic poets. • Had he been educated and lived in England, a “ stage little enough for his great abilities, he
* This is a mistake; for he had the living of Pettigo at that time.
" would have long since obtained the first niche " in the temple of faine ; now he is known only “ in Ireland, and by a few inquisitive men else" where."
A marble tomb-stone has been placed over him at the expense of Miss Leslie, whom he appointed his residuary legatee, with the following inscription, the composition, it is said, of the Rev.
Robert Burrows, Junior; Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin.
** Beneath this stone are deposited the remains of
The Reverend Pbilip Skelton,
Who departed this life on the 4th day of May, 1787,
Nor did he pervert them by misdirection.
Virtue, And with indignant elocution and nervous diction,
Holding out her Adversaries
To contempt and detestation.
Necessities of others.
And whose word he taught with success."
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