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Rev. R. Trotter-W. Hurry, Esq.—John Symonds, L.L.D.-Péter Kennedy, M.D.
Rev. T. Urwick. Feb. 10, at Morpeth, aged 75, the mitted to the serious attention of the Rev. ROBERT TROTTER, 51 years Clergy, Nobility and Gentry, newly the much-sespected Minister of a dis- associated, by a Layman," who has been senting congregation in that place. generally understood to be the respecte
Feb. 15, at Normanston, Norfolk, aged able nobleman before mentioned. These 67, WILLIAM HUKRY, Esq. formerly Hints which proposed a revisal of the an eminent merchant and ship-owner established creeds and service as a most of Great Yarmouth. He was a Dis. powerful means of national reformation, senter and a Unicarian, a friend of called forth "an Apology for the Licivil and religious liberty, much re- turgy and Clergy of the Church of spected for integrity and benevolence. England,” by a Clergyman. This He has left numerous descendants. One alarmed churchman in opposing the of his sons is Mr. Ives Hurry, who author of the Hints, is not sparing of has been for nearly 4 years detained his invectives against Dr. S. who took at Verdun in France, under circum- occasion to defend himself on the pubstances of peculiar severity and in- lication of “ Observations on the exjustice.
pediency of revising the present verFeb. 17, at St. Edmund's Hill near sion of the epistles in the New Tesa Bury, aged 77, JOHN SYMONDS, tamert", which appeared in 1794, and L. L. D. Professor of Modern History was the completion of his plan. There in the University of Cambridge, having is some account of the controversy exsucceeded Gray the Poet in 1771, cited by the Hints in the ist volume under the patronage of the Duke of of the memoirs of Wakefield, who wrote Grafton, Chancellor of that University, a pamphlet upon the occasion. Dr. S. with whom he always lived in habits is quoted with great se pect by Archof intimate acquaintance. He was bishop Newcomic, as one of his authoalso for many years Recorder of Bury. rities in the “ Historical View of the
Besides other Tracts, Dr. S. pub- English Biblical Translations." lished in 1777, « Remarks on the Feb. 17, at Aylesbury, after an illHistory of Colonization of the free ness of a few days, PETER KENStates of Antiquity,” 4to. and com- NEDY, M. D. “ He was a native of municated to Young's “ Annals of Ireland, but received his education on Agriculture” several articles on the the continent, where he acquired a Italian mode of farming. But the perfect knowledge of the French and vrritings by which he is most dis- Italian languages, which he spoke with tinguished are those which have pro- fluency and precision. After residing cured him a respectable rank anong at Rome for a considerable time, he Biblical Critics, and for which, as came to England and settled at Aylesmight be expected, he has passed bury, where he continued til' the through evil report and good report. time of his death. He was an affecIn 1789, he published “ Observations tionate husband. As a companion his on the expediency of revising the four society was entertaining, and his temGospels and the Acts of the Apos- per cheerful. Blest with a handsome tles," 4to.
He compares our com- competency, and fond of retirement, mon version with several translations he did not seek extensive p:actice, but in different languages, and points out was at all times forward to afford proits principal defects, contending that fessional assistance to the poor and a version of the scriptures should be allicted. He published an account of as literal as the genius of the English the distemper in the Aylesbury Gol tongue will allow. In the preface the in 1784." author takes occasion to express in Feb. 26, Rev. THOMAS URWICK, very affectionate terms, his respect (see. P. IOI.) Concerning this truly rea for the character of Mr. Harmer, spectable divine, it may be added to then lately deceased and well-known by the account with which one of his his “ Observations on divers passages friends obliged us, that his religious of Scripture" with whom he was opinions were by no means what are connected, by near neighbourhood as called orthodox, nor could he, we apwell as by congenial pursuits. prehend, be justly said to believe
At the same time with Dr. S's Obo Trinity in any sense. He was at the servations," were published“ Hints sub- same time unaccustomed in bis disRev. T. Urwick-Mrs. Kennaway-Mr. G. Wonsey. courses to oppose that doctrine. He preaching of Mr. U. Those Divines, would also frequently express, at least (we speak not of the latter years in conversation, his regret at the pre- of Warts,) were professed believers valence, however gradual, of the op: in the Trinity, and held the five points posite opinion, that our Saviour, with in the Calvinistic serse; though possesse all his divine powers and communi. ing a predominant turn to practical cations, was really and simply a man. religion, they failed to satisfy their more These were the circumstances, which doctrinal brethren. Mk. U. on the congained, we are persuaded, for Mr. trary, instead of teach.ing the Trinity Urwick with many Calvinists, that and the Calvinistic points, was accusreputation which otherwise his excellent tomed to enforce the duties of a holy character, with such in ufficient claims life from views and expectations comto Orthodoxy would have failed to pro- mon to all Christians. cure. It is but justice to the recol- The writer who has occasioned these lection of his valuable acquaintance, remarks, appears to have forgotten how to add that he maintained a cordial many theological schools there have intercourse with those Christians by the been between those of Watts and progress of whose opinions he too often Priestley. suffered his mind to be disturbed : Thus Were it of any consequence to place practising his own advice in the fune- Mr. U. any where but in the school of ral Sermon for his friend Mr. Farmer. Christ, he might perhaps be classed He takes occasion somewhere in that with such Divines as Martin Tomkins, Sermon to inculcate candour amidst who maintained against Watts the docdisagreeing opinions in the present state, trine of One God the Father only, and from the rather novel supposition that yet formed very high ideas of the preeven in a future state there will not existent dignity of Christ, and the inexist on every subject a uniformity of Auence of his death upon the pardon sentiment.
of sin, though far removed from the The above was written for insertion Calvinistic doctrines of satisfaction and in our last number, but omitted for imputed righteousness. We have been want of room.
very unexpectedly called to extend this We have since read an account of article, thinking it our duty upon such Mr. Urwick, in the Obituary of the Gen- good authority, to strip Orthodoxy tleman's Magazine, which contains of the borrowed plumes with which the following pas-age :-" He might be she had adorned her elf. At the same called a Dissenter of the Old School; time we are not surprised, that any educated under Doddridge, he carried persons should desire to rank such a the principles of his tutor with him man as Mr. U. in their communion. to the grave. Far removed from the At the house of Mr. C. Stower, PaSocinianism and semi-scepticism of many ternoster Row, March the first, in modern Dissenters, he gloried in main- the 56th year of her age, Mrs. HAN. taining the doctrines of Christianity, NAH KENNAWAY, daughter of the plainly, as he thonght, revealed in the late Mr. Robert Kennaway, of Exeter, Gospel, and explained by Howe, Watts, Her piety was sincere and unaffected, and Doddridge, amongst the Dissenters, and her fortitude under many severe and Divines of the same sentiments trials, evinced a firmness of mind seldom in the established Church.” 'This at. equalled. Her good sense, and cheer, tempt to connect Socinians and Sc.p- ful and affectionate disposition endeared tics' is quite worthy of the publica- her to all who knew her. Her death tion where it appeared, and which has is a loss to those who were connected so long been as notorious for theolo- with her by the ties of nature and gical rancour as it is respectable on affection, which time and the hopes of many other accounts. The other attempt a better world only can soften. 's. to make Mr. U.“ a Dissenter of the March 10, at Warminster, aged 50, Old School,” which if it means any- Mr. GEORGE WANSEY, a member thing must mean that he was a Cal. of the Unitarian Congregation in that vinistic Dissenter, we are persuaded place. “ He was by nature endowed will fail with any who are acquainted with a clear and comprehensive unwith the writings of the Divines men- derstanding, which had been improved Lioned, and were familiar with the by education and enlarged by study a
every branch of literature, yet he de virtue, and unaffected Christian piety, lighied not in a vain display of his ac. With these qualities his end terminated quirements but was anxious only, to in peace, and his death was serene and make his abilities useful both to him, happy. He sleeps in Jesus, and a blessed self and others. He was snatched away and glorious immortality awaits him, from his admiring friends by a rapid The remembrance of his worth, will and violent disorder, at that period of cause the eyes of his afflicted relatives life when from the, strength of his to stream with the tears of loye and constitution aided by tem erance, they sorrow, and his loss will be severely had promised themselves a long enjoy- felt and deeply regretted by all who ment of the benefit of his virtues." had the happiness of sharing his ac,
March 16, in consequence of being quaintance. crushed by a waggon, Mr. KYDD Reader ! whoever thou art ! reflect WAKE, who was convicted in 1796, on him! Mark the perfect man, and as it has been thought by many, on behold the upright, for the end of that insufficient evidence, upon a charge of man is peace. S. insuking the King on his way to the April 21, at Drapers-hall, London, Parliament. His sentence was very the "Rev. GEORGE WALKER, late severe and generally so considered at of Waventree in Lancashire, F. R. S. the time. He was imprisoned and and President of the Literary Society kept to hard labour in Gloucester Gaol at Manchester, and formerly Minister for five years, and to stand once in of a congregation of Protestant Disthe pillory.". To mitigate this sen- senters at Nottingham. tence would have been a graceful act Of this gentleman we hope to give of prerogative, as the offence charged some further account, in a future Numwas against the royal person, but the ber. ministry of that day do not appear to At Paris, M. De LALANDE, the have recommended mercy,and the whole celebrated French Astronomer, in the penal y was exacted. Mr. K. W. after 77th year of his age. his enlargement, published some account 1988, one year before the commenceof the transaction for which he was ment of the French Revolution, M. accu ed and of his sufferings in prison. de Lalande re-published his journey
On Sunday, the 22nd of March, at through Italy, in which he quotes some Newbury in Berkshire, in the 21st year elegant Italian Stanzas which had been of his age, after a long, lingering, and extant a number of years, that are painful illness, which he bore with the predictive of a great Prince who should inost exemplary fortitude, with that re- come from beyond the Alps and restore signation and patient submission to the Italy to her former rank among the Almighty disposer of events, which dig- nations. nify the Christian, and adorn human M. De LOLME author of the celenature, Mr
WILLIAM GRIGG, brated work on the Constitution of youngest son of Mr. Samuel Grigg, of England, died a few months since in that place. A youth of unsullied in- one of the most retired pa ts of Switzertegrity, possessed of the most amiable, land, to which he withdrew from England placid, and benevolent disposition. In about five or six years ago. The house him were seen piety towards God, and he inhabited in the village of Swen, good-will towards inen, inseparably which was last summer visited by a united. A most affectionate and duti- dreadful fall of part of a neighbouring ful son, a faithful and sincere friend, mountain, and a rapid inundation, was a social and an agreeable companion. swept away about six weeks after his Religious without enthusiasm, of strict decease, with near 200 inhabitants. RELIGIOUS, AND POLITICO-RELIGIOUS
In the year
Meeting will be omitted the present • UNITARIAN FUND -The mem- year, and that the annual Sermon will bers of this society will please to take be preached on Wedņesay the 21st of Oct, poride, that the Whitsur:tide HIf-learly Application is intended to be made to VOL.II.
a highly respectable and popular prcacher 19th of May, at the Meeting-house to deliver the Sermon,
Dr. Toulmin's in Worship Street. The business will Sermon beforethe Society, is selling at Mr. begin at 9 o'clock in the morning : Johnson's, St. Paul's Church Yard, for public service at eleven :' the Rev. Ř. the benefit of the Fund: the Report Snelgrove of Lewes to preach, and in may be had gratis on application to failure of him, the Rev. A. Bennett, the Treasurer or Secretary, or any of of Dichling. The circular letter is exthe Committee. Since the Report was pected from the pen of the Rev. R. drawn up, the Committee have re- Wright, of Wisbeach: the subjectceived satisfactory and pleasing accounts “ The exercise of Reason in matters from the gentlemen who are preach- of Religion.” The brethren and friends ing in various parts of the country will dine together at 4 o'clock, after under their direction. Several names the business of the Assembly is over. have been also added to the list of MISSIONARY MEETING.–The ansubscribers.
nual meeting of the Missionary Society UNITARIAN BOOK SOCIETY.- will be holden in London, on WednesThe Anniversary of this Society was day, the 13th of May, and the two holden on Thursday the 23d inst, at following days, when Sermons adapte the London Coffee House, Ludgate ed to the occasion will be preached Hill. The business was transacted be- at the usual places of Worship. The fore dinner. A pleasing Report was Rev. Messrs. Newton, of Witham, read from the New Testament Com. Jack, of Manchester, and Griffin, of mittee, by which it appears that the Portsea, are among the preachers. subscriptions have exceeded the most WIDOWS' FUND.-The annual sanguine expectations of the friends of Sermon for this Institution for relievthe design-that it will be put to press ing the necessitous widows of Prowithout delay—and that two editions, testant Dissenting Ministers of the one small, one large, will be printed, Three Denominations, was preached on which account further aid will be in the meeting-house in the Old Jewry, necessary. An addition was made to by the Rev. w. Jay, of Bath, on the preamble of the Rules, with a view Thursday, the 16th inst. The subto open the door to come Unitarians, scribers and friends to the Charity, who have considered the expression, afterwards dined together at the New now amended, as a bar to their en- London Tavern, Cheapside. The col. tering the Society. The Preamble de lection after Sermon, and the subclares that Jesus Christ is not God's scription at the dinner, amounted, we Vicegerent: to the word Vicegerent are are happy to state, to more than Four to be added the words IN THE GOVERN- Hundred Pounds.
YORK ACADEMY.-Considerable The Secretary stated that the Society efforts are making by the friends of was in a more Aburishing condition this excellent institution to obtain for than it had been in since its establish- it the patronage of the Unitarian pubment. About so gentlemen sate down lic, and not we learn without success. to dinner. W. Smith, Fsq. late mem- A Sermon and a public collection in ber of Parliament for Norwich, was behalf of it, were lately had at Mansin the Chair. The greatest harmony field, Nottingham, and the same aid and cordiality prevailed in the com- has been rendered it in other places. pany, and the day was unexception. The papers in our Magazine on the ably pleasant. The toasts were few subject, have excited enquiry and not and select; they were neatly prefaced a little interest, with regard to the by the chairman, and called up various Academy, and the “ Accidental Disgentlemen to address the company. coverer, whose enquiry gave rise to Mr. Smith left the chair at 8 o'clock, the discussion, has sent the Editor of when it was taken by Mr. Ruit. Before the Monthly Repository an offer in nine o'clock the company had de- his real name, of an annual subscripparted.
tion to it of Five Guineas. GENERAL BAPTISTS' ASSEMBLY. -This annual meeting will be holden on Mr. FOX.-It will be recollected the Tuesday in Whitsun-weck, the that a pamphlet appeared soon after
the death of this ever-to-be-lamented
MENT OF THE WORLD.
Patriot under the title of “ Circum- the natural course of social improvement stantial Details of his long Illness and in Africa; and that the way will be last Moments,”, by a person boasting thereby opened for introducing the comof a seven year's intimacy with the de- forts and arts of a more civilized state parted Statesman. It has come to a of society. ikird edition. Mr. B. Flower has re- That the happiest effects may be reaviewed it in the second Number of sonably anticipated from diffusing use-, his Pulitical Rer'iew, and assures us from ful knowledge, and exciting industry. AUTHORITY, (we believe the authority among the inhabitantsof Africa, and from of Lori Holland, whose words also we obtaining and circulațing throughout believe Ms. F. uses,). “ that the an- this country, more ample and authentic ecdotes are not derived from authen, information concerning the agricultural tic sources; that the pamphlet is little and commercial interests of that vast else than a tissue of falsehoods, several continent; and that through the judiof which are as improbable as they cious prosecution of these benevolent enare unsupported by evidence. The deavours, we may ultimately look foraccount of Mr. Fox's last moments copied ward to the establishment, in the room from the public p:ints, is genuine : the of that traffic by which the African last words of this illustrious statesman, continent has been so long degraded, pronounced while his nearest and dearest of a legitimate and far more extended fckrives and friends were standing by commerce, beneficial alike to the natives. his dying bed, werc-BOD BLESS You of Africa and to the manufacturers of
YOU ALL-I DIE Great Britain and Ireland. UAPPYI PITY you."
That the present period is eminently AFRICAN INSTITUTION. fitted for prosecuting these benevolent Tue happy event of the abolition of designs, since the suspension, during the the Slave Trade by Great Britain, has war, of that large share of the Slave encouraged the friends of humanity to Trade which has commonly been carcontiuue their exertions. On the 14th ried on by France, Spain, and Holland; inst. a meeting, convened by public ad- will when combined with the effect of vertisement, was holden at Freemason's the Abolition Laws of Great Britain, Hall,
and very numerous'y attended.- America and Denmark, produce nearly 'l he Duke of Gloucester, who has dis- the entire cessation of that traffic along zinguished himself among the royal fa- a line of coast extending between two mily by his opposition to Slave Trade, and three thousand miles in length, and took the chair upon this occasion. thereby affording a peculiarly favorable
1 he Duke opened the meeting by a opportunity for giving a new direction short address on the utility of an Insti- to the industry and commerce of Af. tution, which should have for its ob- rica. ject the civilization of one quarter of
That for these purposes a society be the globe, and congratulated the country immediately formed, to be called the thac the bencficent labours of Mr. Wil- AFRICAN INSTITUTION. berforce, were at la t likely to be crownie Earl Spencer, thought that every good ed with complete success.' He then re- man must concur in giving his support: cevied from that geatleman and read to the accomplishment of such an object. from the chair, the following resolutions. He expressed his satisfaction in having
That this nieeting is deeply impres- this opportunity of publicly declaring sed with a sense of the enormous wrongs his sentiments, as he had been preventas which the natives of Africa have suf. ed by severe indisposition, from joining fered in their intercourse with Europe, his voice with those who carried the and from a desire to repair those wrongs, Abolition of the Siave Trade through as well as from gencral feelings of be- Parliament. nevolence, is anxious to adopt such mea
Mr. Wilberforce, said that the great sures as are best calculated to promote barrier to the improvement of Africa their civilization and happiness. was now removed, and it only remained
That the approaching cessation of to' begin the work of bestowing the the Slave Trade, hitherto carried on by' blessings, of civilized society upon that Great Britain, America, and Denmark, country. would be their duty com will, ito a considerable dezree," remove proceed with a deliberation worthy of the barrier which has so long obstructed the grcatness of the cause; not to at