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OBITUARY.

Mr. Paulson, James Crowe esq. Mfr. Knocles, General Paoli.

On the 26th of Jan. died sudlenly, of which, in planting and agriculture, azed 63, Mr. PAULSON a respect. he paid a very scientilic and skilful ahle farmer at Taversal, near Man- attention. He had for thirty year; stufield--Mr. P. possessed strong natural died botany, and inade great proficiency abilities, which were improved by an in that science. lle is described as poseducation nuitable in his sta ion in sesing a mind religioui'y disposed and life. in his religious sentiments, on of having been happily led by his purwhich his whole deportment reflected suits from “ Nature up to Nature's God." great honour, Mr. P. was an Unitarian in polirics he was attached to what are Christian. The simplicity of his man- called Whig principles. ners accorded with his views in reli- Feb. 3, in London, at an advanced gion. His guileless heart won the af- age, Mrs. KNOWLES, one of the so. fection of all who knew him. His ciety of Quakers, widow of Dr. Knowles, kno:vledge of men and things, with his a physician, whom she survived several inflexible moral principles, induced his years. This lady possessed a variety of neighbouri to kok up to him, with talents. She was not only known as a contidence, in affairs of importance and pa nter, but also for her portraits in needifficulty; and they always found him dle-work, which were much admired, the prompt frier:d of his fellow.crea- particularly one of the pre ent king. tures-In disposition he was uncon- Her talents for conversation have been monly generous, in fr endship ardent recorded by Mr. Bo we.l, in his life of and sincere; and in his whole conduct Dr. Johnson, where she appears to great upright and just-He was a happy advantage. Mrs. K. is said to have died illustration of the words of the poet, very rich, and during the latter years of * An honest nian's the noblest work life to have felt rather too much of of God.”—

that propensity which riches so fieHis remains were desosited in the quently encourage. Unitarian Chapel at Man field. His Feb. 5, aged 82, General PASCAL funeral sernion was delivered by his PAOLI, so famous for his military exsincere friend, the Rev. J. Bull, to a ploits in Corsica. He was second son of numerous and a reply affected auditory. a gentleman of that island, to whom Mr. Notwith tandng the extreme incic. Bo well, in his “ Account of Corsica," mency of the siay, all the principal peo- attribu:es a high character for learning, ple of Teversal, came four miles to religion and bravery. With a similar Mansfield, to pay this last tribute of character he also largely endows the respect to their departed friend and son. neighbour.

The father of Pascal Paoli having reIt happens not often that a person moved to Naples, his son accompanied of Mr. Pau scu's unesteutatious cha- him, and was educated by the Jesuits in sacter, and limited sphere, is so exten- the University of that city. He returned sively regretted. in addition to the to the i-land in 1755, being appointed usual congregation, more than 120 per- general to defend his country against the sons, connected to him by no ties, but Genoese. This duience he prosecuted those of eteen, atended to evince their with various success. Atler.gth the Ge. regard for his character, and regret at no se transferred the i-land co the French, his sudden remov.:) It is pleasing to who sent a forre suficient to overcome the benevolent mind to observ sonuch the exertious of Paoli and his brave coun. hrmaye paid, by people of differunt trymen, and a: length to conquer the rutious persuz 100, to the numory island. In 169, Paoli retired from of this truiy conscientious Christian. Corsica, and soon after landed in Enge

landi, where he resided, excepting a short Jan. 26, at Lakerham House, near interval, til his death, supported by a Norwich, in the 57th year o hinage, pension from the British government. JAMES CROWE, E 9. F. L. S. one of In that interval be appeared at the bar of ühe senior aldermei of that corporation, the National Assemby as the advocate This gentleman wa, pe sessed of very of Corsica, 11 hich ihe assembly proposed con: iderable borded property in the to con titute a part of the Republic. He county of Nistvik, co the improvement afterwards promoted the vicws of the

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British government in that island; and Old Bailey. Impelled by a curiosity upon the failure of these returned to Eng- natural to young people, and in some inland. His name frequently appears in stances, ala; ! too powerful to be control. Boswell's Life of Johnson.

ed, he went to the eventful spot. And Feb. 7, after a few hours illness, with though on all occa ions he possessed both which he was seized as he was stepping spirit and conduct, yet he was overcome into his carriage, WILLIAMSTEVENS, by the pressure of the immense crowd, Esq. F.S. A. and Treasurer of Queen swooned, and rose no more! Hie was Ann's bounty. He was a man of sin- just finishing his education, through gular excellence of character, and of the which he was pas-inwith credit to sounde c learning, particularly in divi- himself and sa:isfaction to his tutor, who nity, which was hi, favourite study, and loved him as his own child. He was to in which he was as deeply if not more have been placed in the coun'ing house deeply read than any layman of his time. of his father, an eminent wine merchant Posessed of a liberal income, he em- at Portsmouth, who, together with his played the greatest part of it in acts of partner in life, hai borne this severe discharity, which were regulated with a pensation of providence with a truly degree of system truly admirable, and Christian fortitude and resignation. He performed in an unostentious manner. was beloved not only by his relatives As a friend he was kind and sincere; and friends, but by all who had the pleaanda a companion he was sought after sure of knowing him. His sorrowful by old and young on account of the tutor, deeply affected by the early and amiableness of hi disposition, the engag, premature death of an amiable pupil, ing simplicity and chearfulness of his bears this sad tribute of re-pect to his manners, and the amusement and in- memory.

E. su uctiveness of his conversation. He Feb. 26. Died, at Balham Hill, near was bred to the business of a wholesale Clapham, Surry, in the 81st year of his hosier, which he ca ried on till within a age, the Rev. THOMAS ÚRWICK, few years of his death, which took place many years pastor of a dissenting conin the house in which he served his ap- gregation at Clapham. He was born near prenticeship and pursued his trade. Salop, where he was under the pastoral

Cens. Lit. care of the Rev. Job Orton, whose senMr. Stevens appears to have been timents and «pirit he imbibed. His acawhat is generally known by a high demical studies were under the direction churchman, as such he very consistently of Dr. Doddridge, of whose pupils, exemployed his pen to controvert some cepting only one not now in the ministry, very l beral doctrines maintained in Dr. he was the last survivor. After he had (now Bishop) Watson's Sermons,preach- finished his course at Northampton, he ed during the American War. He also spent some time in the university of wrote “the Life of the Rev. William Glasgow. He first settled as a minister Jones, of Nayland," and was the Editor 'at Worcester, where he spent niany years, of the latter volumes of Bishop Horne's universaily respected. But at length he Sermons. Mr. S. is described as “an and Ms. Urwick, wishing for a more excellent Hebraist and a considerable retired situation, after a short time spent Grecian.”

in the neighbourhood of London, he Feb. 18, at Hackney, in the prime of removed to Narborough, a village near life, the Rev. Mr. RANCF, a popular Leicester, where a new and handsome and re pectable Minister of a congrega- house was erected for him, to the expense tion of Calvinistic Baptists in that vil- of which he him elf contributed. But lage. Mr. R. had been lately indi-po-ed, he and Mrs. Urwick not anding such a but was considered as in nó immediate retirement to answer their expectations, danger. He went to bed not apparently he was prevailed upon by some intimate worse than usual, and was found dead friends near London, to accept an invitathe next norning.

tion to Clapham, where he ucceeded the Feb 20, in London, Mrs. DOUGLAS, learned Dr.Furneaux about the year 1786. of Ednam House, near Kelso, translator There his sphie.e of usefu veus was enof Geleit's Works, widow of the late larged beyond the society o: er which he Dr. Dougla.

Cers. lit. presided, particulasly by being chosen Feb. 23, Master HENRY WHITE, one of Dr. Willianıs', trusttes, and likeage! 15, one of the unfortunate sufferers a trustee of William Coward, Esq. in the late mclancholy catastrophe at the

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for the academy in which he was edu- becn his intention to spend his last days
cated, now fixed at Wymond ey; as well at his native place, for which purpose he
as by occasional public services. For ordered a house to be built for him at
many years he conducted the whole of Salop, and he had actually set out on his
the worship at Clapham. But beginning way thither, but, being seized with a
to feel some of the infirmities of age complaint by which he had before greatly
(which however no other person per- suffered, he was obliged to returri; after
ceived) he expressed a desire of some which he thought, with his friends, that
assistance, and in a short time resigned it was the will of providence that he
the whole pastoral charge. Still, howe should finish his course at Clapham.
ever, he was far from being indolent or Hislast illness was short, and was brought
uscless. Being of an active make, both on by a cold, caught after too severe ex-
as to body and mind, he literally went ercise in his garden. He was buried at
about doing good, as he had alway: been Clapham church, where Mrs. Urwick
accustomed to do. And he was ever had been some years before interred.
ready to preach upon any emergency at We shall not here attempt a delineation
Clapham, and to assist hi, brethren in of his character, which may be expected
and about London, whose houses were to greater advantage from his intimate
always glad of his services, which were friend, the Rev. Thomas Tayler, who,
truly pious and useful, as wel as judi- at the desire of his late congregation,
cious. His manner also was such as preached his funeral sermon to a great
engaged attention and commanded es- number of sincere mourners: for Mr.
teem. His sermons, thou h not brilliant, Urwick was esteemed and lamented by
were well composed; and though so plain all who had any knowledge of him,
as to suit the meanest capacities, were particularly for his kindness and bene-
not below the attention of learned and volence. Among many instances of
critical hearers, though they cost him which that might be mentioned, the
but little pains. Few persons indeed following deserves to be recorded. By
ever composed such good discourses as his reasonable interposition, he rescued
his with so much ease; and few set so from a very unhappy situation, a youth,
small a value upon their own composi- then an entire stranger to him, who
tions. H: used great numbers of them otherwise had been lost to his parents
as waste paper, and he never printed and to the world, and who has since
more than two or three occasional ones, distinguished himself by a plan of un-
of which the principal one was on the common uefulness. This was Mr.
death of the Rev. H. Farmer, though Lancaster, whose expeditious method
often importuned to publish a volume, of teaching a number of poor children,
which, for their plainne s and simplicity, is so well known, and meets with such
would have been particularly suited to distinguished encouragement.
families.

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our reviewer, would have been the first UNITARIAN BOOK SOCIETY.- of a Series of Sermons which would The annual meeting of this society will strengthen the argument and increase be held on THURSDAY, APRIL 23; when the publicity of the Unitarian doctrine. the subscribers and friends to it will UNITARIAN FUND. -The Report dine together, at the LONDON COFFEE- of the committee of this society, which HOUSE, LUDGAT E-HILL.

we announced in our last, as ready for There will(we are sorry to say) be no publication, has been unavoidably deSermon this year. The cause of this layed in the press till late in the present omission we must hereafter state. Mr. month. The report will be delivered Belsham's excellent Sermon last year, gratis to the subscribers. since given to the public, we

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non are requested to apply for their tend to harmonize man with his species, copies to the bookseller, Mr. Johnson, and form a brother-hood of wisdoin and or to the committee.

knowledge. Even war, which gives

a loose to every hateful passion, and WISBEACH SCIENTIFIC Soci. involves the deepest miseries, has been ETY.–This Society may be considered divested of much of its ferocity, and its as still in its infancy. It commenced, horrors have been diminished, by the under great disadvantages, in the year lenient hands of science and philosophy. 1894. It now consists of fourteen mem. Even religion, though divine in its bers, and three honorary members. or gin, and heavenly in its nature, in The honorary members are gentlemen barbarous ages was so entirely correiding at too great a distance from rupted as to be transformed into a monWisbeach to attend the meetings of the ster: and it was the revival of letters, Society, which are held weekly. At science and philosophy, that made way each meeting some subject in science or for the reformation of religion, and the philosophy is discussed: and, when the revival of its mild spirit and primitive subject will admit of it, illustrated by purity. experiments. An admission fee is paid “If such be science and philosophy, by each member on his first entering and such thcir happy tendency, tho e the society, and a small sum monthly. who cultivate and promote them ought The money is employed in the purchase to be reckoned among the best friends of of philosophical books, apparatus, &c. mankind, and such societies as this Mr. Wm. Skrimshire, jun, author of must have a benevolent tendency, and letters which have lately appeared in ought to be zealously promoted. Nicholson's Philosophical Journal, on

« This society cominenced in Jan. the absortion of electric light by differ. 1804. There were at first but four ent bodies, &c. is the president, and the members, circumstances were highly Rev. R. Wright the Secretary, of the discouraging : they added very few to society. We insert the following re- their numbers during the first two port, made by the secretary, at one of years; but they had the virtue to perthe meetings of the society in Jan. last, severe; they met together weekly, and as it contains a sketch of its rise and by this time they must begin to rejoice present state, and, by stating the im- in seeing their efforts attended with portance of science and philosophy, may the success which the last year hath tend to promote the formation of such witnessed. societies in places where they do not " During the last year the society exist.

has added nine new members; they The Secretary's Report, made Jan. 19, have indeed to regret the removal of 1807.-" Science and philosophy, the one of their oldest members, Mr. F. B. handmaids of truth and virtue, have Wright, who is an honorary already done much towards enlighten- member; they have also added two ing the world, and ameliorating the other honorary members, men of tacondition of man. Associated with lents and steady exertion in the cause arts and manufactures, they have of science and philosophy. They feel diminished manual labour, and much themselves honoured in reckoning such increased the comforts of life. To them gentlemen among their members. The we are in no small degree indebted for Society has received some presents of our superiority in trade, whih enables books, &c. during the year, which ex. us to maintain such a distir,guished rank cite a giateful remembrance They among the most civilized nations. have heen able to furnish themselves They have elevated us from the low with an air pump, some clectrical appastate of human savages, and that barba- ratus and other instruments. They rism which brutalizes rational crea- have also fitted up a room, in which tures, to rank as a nation among the they now hold their meetings. The first of human societies. Science and president has made many curious and philosophy tend, by their genial influ- interesting, and some original, experi. ence, to tame the passions, and render ments, ai their meeting

It is pleasman the master of himself. They en- ing to reflect that all the meetings of large the views and fill the soul with the society have been conducted with grand ideas, furnishing pleasures far good nature, friendship, aud unanisaperior to those of sensuality. They mity.

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“ On the whole the retrospect of the at length prevailed over the Sciences, last year is both pleasing and encourag- and the mathematical army was forced, ing. The society may be regarded as routed, and at length made prisoners of yet in its infancy. It is desirable thit war. all the members should make a point A Venetian Monk, of the name of attending the meetings of the society of MAURO, is said to have la cly as frequently as pos ible, and that been traced as the author of a chart each meniber should exert himself to which made its appearance upon the bring forward all the information he continent 350 years ago. This chart is can on the subjects proposed for dis- said to be atill in existince, and that in cussion.

it the Cape of Good Hope is di-tinctly “ The small beginnings of this so- marked: that the remarks written in ciety ouzht by no means to discourage, the Venetian dialect of that day, 'a' a It them rather stimulute to greater and vessel visited that extrem ty of Africa, more unwearied exertions. This so- in 1420. The compass is everal times ciety may in time obtain an honourable namid, and the flux and reflux of the rank among those s ientific and learned sea is formally ascribed to the attractive bodies who have excited the notice of virtue of the sun and moon. But it is 'mankind, and pronio.ed the cause of to be lamented that the foreign jourscience and philo ophy in the world. nalist, in announcing this chart, does not The rising generation, in this neigh infor:n us where it is to be seen. bourhood, may at some future period, The French have added an “ Ofwhen we are laid in the dust, fondly ficia! A manack" to the rest of their cherish the memory of tho.e persons, oficial publications. The late Paris pawho, under such great di advantages,' pe s announce that “ l'Almanack Impe. first instituted and promoted this scien- rial," is the only one which contain: oftific Society. Let us be anxious to, ficial documents; and further, that none live for po terity, and deem it an ho- of the re't have any sufficient warrant nour to rank, in however humble a for cheir accuracy. d-gree, among the friends and promo- A Work under the title of “ La ter, of cience and philosophy.” Republique des Chimps Elysées ou Monde

rincien, has lately been announced at Dr. Gall, the celebrated anthor of the Pari , which for its curious speculation, System of Craniology, the continen- as to an ient history, has scarcely been tal journals mention, has found it neces- equalled since the days of Father Har. sary to make an apology at Stutgard, douin. The author,' the late M. de where on opening his course of lectures Grave, a member of the Council of the he declared, “That not to scandalize Ancients, undertakes to prove, the weak” he could assu, e them, “ that 1. That the Elysian Fields and the his theory neither leads to materialism, Hell of the Pagans, are the names of destroys the freedom of the wil, nor an ancient republic of just and religious excuses crimina's.”

men, situated at the northern extrelity A Gerinan Journal, under the head of ancient Gaul, and particular y among of “ Literary Curiosities,” mentions a the islands of the Rhine. saarce work, printed in 1772, at JI. That this heil was the first sanca Rome, by the Marquis Mosca Barri, tuary of initiation into the mysteries. in the form of a letter, in which he de. III. That the goddess Circe is the mon trates the truth of Christianity, emblem of the Elysian Church. upon mathema:ical principles. In a IV. That Elysium was the cradle of dream he represents him ell in the pre- arts and sciences, and Mythology: sence of two armies composed of me- V. That the inhabitants of Elysium taphysical per onages. On one side, the also called Atalantiens, Hyperboreans, inmortality of the soul, the freedom of Cimmerians, &c. civilized all the ancithe will, and all the mysteries of reli- ent nations, not excepting the Egyptians gion, were drawn up in battle array. and the Greeks On th: other ide the mathematical VI. That the fabulous deities are nopoins presented themse ves in the va- thing more than thic emblenis of the sorious lines, circles squares, &c. &c. cial in titutions of Elysium. The battle as may be supposed was VU. That ihe visible heavens are the dreadful, however, much to the comfort picture of the institutions and philosoof the goud peope of Rome, Mystery phy of the Elysians, Hyperboreans, &c.

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