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JOHN BACON, Esq. R. A.
DRAWN FROM A REVIEW OF HIS MORAL AND RELIGIOUS CHARACTER.
Non sine ratione, sacra est magnarum virtutum memoria : et esse plures bonos juvat, si gratia bonorum no cum ipsis cadat. SENECA.
SOON after the death of the late Mr. Bacon, his
Jamily requested the Author of the present publication to insert a few memorials of their invaluable relative in the Gentleman's Magazine for Sept. 1799. They have again requested him to publish them in the present form. They wish to preserve, by every means, a memory so revered and beloved, not only by themselves, but also by many who were happy in his acquaintance: they also feel, that the high cause of Religion and Morality may be served by the knowledge and remembrance of such a cha2'acter.
A request at once so rational and pious would have been attended to sooner, had not a long course of painful infirmity and disease rendered even a a small undertaking difficult to the Writer.
Some additional facts and anecdotes furnished by the family enable the Author to enlarge the former brief narrative: he has also inserted whatever he could recollect of Mr. B.'s habits in society,