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647 on the unfortunate Louis. Dumouriez, other illustrious, victims, sacrificed by as a citizen and a general, had only to the monsters who governed France. repulse the enemy, in the expectation His army, wbere the French honour had that their retreat would lessen the dan- fixed itself, was alone capable of bringger which surrounded the King. There ing back the revolution to its proper was still reason to think, ibat the, ex- Jimits. But the Convention bad ascercesses of the revolutionists might be tained the intentions of General Dumouchecked. Dumouriez refused to follow riez, and dared neither to dismiss bim, Lafayette's premature example, and he nor to accept of his resignation, which succeeded bim in the command of the he offered again and again ; for his solarmy of the North. He marched with a diers would have followed him, and have few soldiers against the Prussian army, revenged any of his wrongs. They enof almost 100,000 men strong, and by the deavoured to destroy the love his troops most expert maneuvres, arrested their bore to him, as well as the confidence march, took their strongest positions, they put in him. The Commissariat and wrote to the Assembly,“ Verdun is supplies failed,—the invaded provinces taken I wait for the Prussians. The were exhausted, -all his resources didefiles of the Argonne are ibe Thermo- minished,-in order to encourage insupylæ of France; but I shall be happier bordination, and to prepare for the overthan Leonidas." In truth, in a very throw of this great general, whose refew days the invaders had fed.
nown was become so alarming. These The genius of Dumouriez changed in measures were publicly acknowledged, his campaign the destinits of France and put into execution with such effect, and of Europe.
that, in spite of the most prudent preHis prulence had obtained bim the cautions and inost useful combinations, victory almost without a combat, and Dumouriez failed in a campaign, which Dumouriez flew to oppose other enemies, was the last, and might have been the and to display a very varied talent. He most important. was no longer the procrastinator; he General Dumouriez hastened to treat was the impetuous Achilles: he gave with the Prince of Coburg for the evaimmediate battle, and on the plains of cuation of Belgium, and very soon after Jemappes, sanctified the standards of obliged him, by a new treaty, to respect liberty, which in six weeks Avated over the French territory; whilst he himself the towers of all Belgium, which they determined to lead his soldiers to the freed.
capital, to disperse these tyrannical After these successful events, General legislators, to save the family of the ugDumouriez returned to Paris, where the fortunate monarch, and to re-establish trial of Louis XVI. bad already com- the Constitution of 1791. The anarchy menced. He did not conceal his inten- of the government was to be reformed tions :-he had little doubt of saving by Frenchmen alone; and it was only Louis XVI. He had sent a certain num- in case of Dumouriez's want of sufficient ber of his officers to Paris, to facilitate forces, that, at his demand, the Prince this design, and depended in a great of Coburg was compelled to furnish measure, also, on the co-operation of a what he should require, while the repart of the Assembly, and on the popu- mainder of the army of the enemy should lation.
remain on the frontiers. All his expectations deceived him : he The Convention was instantly inforn. sought for the members of the Assembly ed of all by some treacherous generals, who possessed the greatest influence, and by a faithlessness viler than even and sounded the intentions of Garat, their own guilt. They summoned the Lebrun, and Roland, ministers of justice, General to their bar, and sent policeof foreign affairs, and for the home de- officers to arrest him. He determined partment, who entered into his views :
upon arresting the police officers himthe non-execution of which was pre- self, and delivered them up to the vented by the perfidy of some officers, Prince of Coburg, as hostages and guawho divulged the secret. There was rantees for the safety of the Royal Faonly one means left; it was attempted mily, who might have been massacred in the absence of the general, and it is when the news of his march should not for us to divulge it. Louis XVI. arrive. One victim was at least saved. was the only one to oppose it: he pe- General Dumouriez issued his orders; rished,
but many of his Generals neglected to The General retired to the country execute them, and some even refused. during these horrible days; and, soon The army, to which the Convention had after, found no place of safety but at sent its spies, was carried away; the the head of his army. He had now no brave General was obliged to leave hope of saving his country, nor of saving them, and to take refuge at the head
[xcin. quarters of the enemy. The Prince of part, he replied, “No: pass not the Cobourg, full of loyalty, wished to be Pyrenees ; my country is beyond them." faithful to his engagements : his court Such is Dumouriez's life, shortly and of Vienna opposed, and ordered him to imperfectly sketched. An illness of a pursue his operations ; and they even few days, unaccompanied by pain,-a raised Dumouriez, and gave him com- rapid physical decline, which did not inmand. “ No: (replied he to the Prince) trude on bis fine understanding, nor bis no,-it was not that you promised me: I generous spirit,-bore him away, in the am going away.".
"And whit her? midst of religious consolations, from ibe ! (asked the Prince :) you are in safety cares of bis friends, already become bis here ; while they have offered, by a de- children. On the day of his death be cree, 300,000 francs to whoever sball rose at eight o'clock, as usual he lay bring your head to the Convention.”- down at twelve, at the desire of his me" What care I for that? I go!"
dical attendant ; and breathed bis last He found an asylum in Switzerland, at twenty-five minutes past two. and there published a volume of his He was short in stature, but well-“ Memoirs," which soon obtained him formed; his countenance was agreeable; many friends : but Switzerland was too his eyes sparkling with brilliancy even near to France, and was about to vield to the last : he was full of kindness and to the latter. The general was obliged gaiety, and his mind was enricbed with to fly : he went to Hamburg. The varied and extensive knowledge ; be on. Landgrave Charles of Hesse-Cassel, fa- derstood and spoke several languages; 1 ther-in-law of the King of Denmark, his spirit was most generous, so generous bought an estate in Holstein, of which as often to cause his embarrassment; he was the governor ; furnished it, and his sensibility often found vent in placed horses and a carriage in the tears when calamity was reported to stables, and went in search of his friend; him, and when he was severed from a whom he conducted to this retreat. friend. He had many friends: one of “ This is your's (said he), I am sorry it the dearest died three years ago, and not is not in my power to offer you more a day since had he failed to weep for than a pension of 400 louis !"
him,-he spoke of Edward continually. When Napoleon menaced England He was the Duke of Kent ; and now with invasion, Dumouriez was summon- they are re-united! ed bit her. The English Government ré- This most extraordinary man stood at ceived him with generous hospitality, one period of his life on the very pinand asked his counsel : he arranged a nacle of triumphaut glory. His seats as plan of defence for every part of Great a warrior make up the most splendid Britain, as well as for the different coun- pages of modern history ; bis name was tries of Europe where the soldiers of a charm which gathered round it all the the l'rench emperor had raised their enthusiasm of millions; and he died in standards; and Spain, with which he exile, as if to contrast the clamourous was well acquainted, owes to him a por- noise of popularity which accompanied tion of her liberty.
his early career, with the calm stillness The Restoration was not effected as of solitude which surrounded his bed of he would have desired, and the Restored death. His temper was singularly frank acted not as it was their duty to do. He and generous ; his affections warm and proclaimed this; and the self-love of an cordial; his conversation full of strengti eminent personage, wounded by the re- and spirit, diversified with a variety of collection of a miserable pamphlet, knowledge, and remarkable discrimina. printed long before, did not allow Du- tion of character. mouriez tu take tbat position in France which was marked out for him. He re.
MR. JAMES CONDER. mained in England.
March 22. After an illness of only 19 The Neapolitans betrayed his confi- hours, occasioned by the bursting of an clence; but the Greeks, -the noble internal abscess, and in his 61st year, Greeks, - whose resurrection charmed Mr. James Conder, Haberdasher, of Ipshis latest days, are carrying into effect, wich. This wortby and respectable man at this moment, the counsels he gave was the youngest son of the Rev. Jube them eighteen months ago in two Me- Conder, D. D. pastor of the Congrega. moirs, where all the energy of youth is tional Meeting of Protestant Dissenters, united to all the prudence of age. And on the Pavement, Moorfields, London, for Spain, whose invasion he condemned and Divinity Tutor in the Dissenting and abhorred, he wrote a general system Academy at Homerton, by Miss Flindell, of organization and defence; but when, of Ipswich. He was born at Mile-end, some days before his death, a friend and educated at an eminenc Dissenting asked a supplement for the offensive School at Ware, in Hertfordshire, then
649 under the superintendence of the Rev. lections, likewise, relative to the History Mr. French, a minister of the Unitarian of the County of Suffolk, were considerpersuasion. He married Miss Mary able ; and in the department of PicroNotcutt, the 5th daughter of Mr. George RIAL ILLUSTRATIONS, were ample, yet Notcutt, of Ipswich, by whom he has select. This, indeed, was bis favourite left two sons and a daughter.
pursuit ; and in the prosecution of it be The character of the deceased exhi. spared no pains to bring it to complete bited many amiable traits; and without perfection. any violation of truth it may be said, He published a work of great utility that as
a father, a husband, and a to the provincial Jetton Collector, under friend, he was indulgent, kind, and af- the title of “ An Arrangement of Profectionate, and throughout life adorned vincial Coins, Tokens, and Medalets, these situations by the uniform practice issued in Great Britain, Ireland, and the of every virtue.' of integrity unim- Colonies, within the last twenty years ; peached, and of a life and conversation from the Parthing to the Penny size," ihat became the gospel of Christ, be 1799, 8vo, and two vols. sm. 4to.; a studied to approve himself to God, and work on which considerable attention to evince his love to his Redeemer, by a was bestowed to render it acceptable, rigid attention to every relative duty, and which the author's own extensive and by a calm but persevering course of collection could alone have enabled him unaffected piety. His benevolence, found. to complete. ed on principle, and corroborated by His knowledge of the Dissenting Hishabit, was not active at intervals, and tory and Interests of the county of Sufat other times torpid and inert; but his folk was likewise deep and extensive, efforts to do good to every one around and enriched with a variety of anecdotes him were constant and uninterrupted. well calculated both for amusement and To many charitable institutions, of instruction. He had meditated, for which he was a most active and efficient some time past, on the suggestion of member, he gave an unremitted atten- the writer of this brief memoir, an tion, and watched over their interests “History of the Dissenting Establishwith a parental solicitude. The idea of the ments in the County, including Biograestablishment of a society, in the town phical notices of their respective Minisof Ipswich, which is designated by the ters," on the plan of that useful, entername of “the Friendly Society," from taining, and well-written work of Mr. the benevolent nature of its object, was Wilson's, entitled, “ the History and 110 suoner suggested to him, than it im- Antiquities of Dissenting Churches and mediately engaged his active services ; Meeting Houses in London, Westminster, and to him, beyond any individual mem- and Southwark.” On the utility of ber, it is indebted for that support and
such a work it is unnecessary to enlarge. patronage which it has so deservedly To the Protestant Dissenter it has long obtained.
been a desideratum, and would prove His death was sudden and awful, and most highly valuable. It is, indeed, a accompanied with severe bodily suffering; matter of surprise, that while the Parobut, under the providence of God, he chial Churches in the County, and the was prepared for its approach. The lives of their respective incumbents, manly fortitude and christian resigna- have received ample illustration from tion with which he met this agonizing the pen of the Antiquary and historievent, was indeed bighly commendable: cal Churchman, the Sanctuaries of the the hope of the Gospel supported him Dissenters have been bitherto left enunder the trial, and by the firm reliance tirely unexplored*, and the biography of on the merits and mediation of a Saviour, their respective pastors unrecorded by his end was peace and joy.
the intelligent Non conformist, His remains were deposited in the Mr. Conder was a frequent contributor cemetery of the Meeting House, in Tacket- to many periodical publications; and street, Ipswick, amidst a mournful and his name is honourably recorded for asattentive crowd of spectators ; where a
sistance received in the preface to Wiljust and well-drawn eulogiuin on the son's “ History and Antiquities of Disvirtue and character of the deceased was senting Churches,” and Brook's “ Lives pronounced by the Rev. Chas. Atkinson. of the Puritans."
Mr. Conder was much attached to the History too seldom records the quiet study of Antiquities, and eager in their excellencies of private individuals. The investigation and pursuit. He was in memory of those, indeed, who “ along possession of an extensive numismatic collection, and his series of provincial * To this remark “ Nichols's Leicestukens was probably mnique. His col- tershire" forms an exception. Gent. MAG, Suppl. XCIII. Part I.
OBITUARY.- Mrs. Anne Hoblyn-Clergymen deceased. [xciu. the cool sequestered vale of life have Slade, M. A. formerly student of Christ kept the noiseless tenor of their way," Church, Oxford, where he took his degree is too frequently doomed, after their of M. A. Nov. 12, 1789; Vicar of Thornshort existence is terminated, to survive bury, with the Chapels of Oldbury on Seonly in the recollection of their more vern and Fatfield annexed, Rural Dean of immediate acquaintance. But the writer Dursley Deanery, and one of his Majesty's of this short biographical notice, who Justices of the Peace for the county of admired the virtues of the deceased, and Gloucester. He was presented to the Vicarwas gratified by his friendship, is anxious age of Thornbury with the above Chapelries that the quiet excellencies of a character, annexed in 1798, by the Dean and Chapter wbo bad deservedly conciliated the es- of Christ Church, Oxford. teem of his neighbours and acquaintance, May 9. At the Vicarage, Bolton-in-the and who, amid the cares of life, and the Sands, co. Westmorland, aged 73, the Rev. toils of business, bad been ever mindful James Taylor, who had been 50 years of eternity, should not pass away unno
Curate of that parish. ticed, but be recorded for the imitation May 16. At Oxford, aged 72, the Rev. of others : and has, therefore, paid this George Thomson, D.D. Principal of Edmund humble but well-merited tribute to the Hall, Oxford, and Vicar of Bramley and the memory of a much-respected friend, a united parishes of Milford and Hordle, sincere Christian, and a truly virtuous
Hants. "He was of Queen's College, Oxand honest man.
ford, where he took his degrees of M. A. Ipswich, March 29.
1776; B. D. 1797; D.D. 1800. He was
presented to the Vicarage of Bramley in MRS. Anne HOBLYN.
1800 by Queen's College, Oxon; and in
the same year nominated Principal of EdJan. 1. Aged 78, Anne Hoblyn, of mund's Hall; which nomination is likewise Dawlish, widow of the late Rev. John in the Provosts and Fellows of Queen's Hoblyn, Vicar of Newton St. Cyres, in College ; which body, in 1808, presented Devonshire, universally beloved, and him to the united livings of Milford and Jamented by her family and friends. Hordle. Gifted with strong intellectual powers, May 22. At the Rectory of Blymhill, she sustained a character eminent for co. Stafford, aged 90, the Rev. Samuel the performance of social and religious Dickenson, Rector of that place, and a duties; she was generous and hospi- learned and ingenious naturalist. He was table to her friends, benevolent and presented to the above Rectory in 1777, by charitable to the poor, most tender and J. Heaton, and J. Fowler, Esqrs. To the affectionate to ber family and relations; Rev. Stebbing Shaw's valuable History of she was pious, without ostentation ; des Staffordshire he was of great assistance, by vout and regular in the discharge of her kindly exerting his classical abilities, and religious duties, without enthusiasm ; throwing much light upon the various vesand warmly attached to the doctrines tiges of the Romans in that county; and and discipline of the Church of England, by communicating a catalogue of plants without bigotry. In her whole demeanor found in the county, rendered essential serReligion appeared with a graceful and vice in the botanical and agricultural decheerful aspect, and her life was an ex
son, who is a great Zooloemplification of her principles. During gist, communicated to the same work the a very protracted illness, her humility article on Zoology. of mind and resignation to the Divine May 24. Aged 84, the Rev. James Will were most conspicuous, and her Birch, B.D. He was of Magdalen College, departure was that of a true Christian, Oxford, where he proceeded M. A. 1764; in serenity and peace.
B. D. 1773.
At the Vicarage-house, St. CLERGY RECENTLY DECEASED.
Stephen's, Coleman-street, aged 70, the
Rev. Thomas Francis Twigg, many years March 14. At Prince Edward's Island, Curate, and 33 years Vicar and evening the Rev. T'heophilus Des Brisay, upwards lecturer of that parish, being elected in of 50 years Clergyman of the Established
1790, by the parishioners. He was of St. Church in that Colony,
John's College, Cambridge, where he proMay 5.
At his Rectory, South Ormsby, ceeded B. A. 1777; M. A. 1780; B. D. aged 66, the Rev. William Burrell Massing- 1788. berd, M. A. Rector of that parish, with Lately. Rev.Wm. Barton, Rector of WinKettlesby annexed, co. Lincoln. He was dermere, Westmorland, to which rectory he of Magdalen College, Oxford, where he took
was presented in 1780, by Sir M. Le Flemhis degree of M. A. June 21, 1781 ; and ing, Bart. was presented to the above livings in 1806 At the Vicarage-house, Histon, Camby Sir W. Amcots, Bart. May 5. After a short illness, at Thorn- Brough, M. A. of Corpus Christi College,
bridgeshire, aged 32, the Rev. Robert bury, Gloucestershire, the Rev. Richard Cambridge.
DEATHS. Hall, esq.
June 19. Aged 17, William Frederick,
youngest son of Francis Gregg, esq. of LONDON AND ITS ENVIRONS.
Skinners' Hall. Lately. At Kentish Town, aged 75, G. June 25. At the Dowager Viscountess Jackson, esq.
Sidney's, in Chapel-street, South AudleyMarch 21. M. Du Mitand, a native of street, Mrs. Sophia Wilhelmina Williams, France, teacher of the French language. Sub-Treasurer of the Adult Orphan InstituHe published a “Treatise on Languages,” tion. « Prospectus and Explanation of a Plan BUCKINGHAMSHIRE.-June 16. At Penn, to simplify the Grammatical System of aged 94, Mr. Edmund Groove. the ten principal European Languages, and DEVONSHIRE.-At Templar's Lodge, on also the Greek and Latin,” 1805, 8vo; the Haven banks, near Exéter, after a most “Letter to the National Institute of France, severe and painful illness of three years, explanatory of the Prospectus,” 1805, 8vo. Thomas Henry Harbin, esq. formerly of May 7. At Hammersmith, aged 33, W. Corsica Hall, co. Sussex, and twenty years
Magistrate for that county. May 9. Mr. Wm. Norbury, of Brent- Essex.-At Walthamstow,-Mrs. Millett, ford. He lost his wife about two months relict of the late G. Millett, esq. since, after a short and severe illness of two GLOUCESTERSHIRE.-June 21. Sarah, the hours, and never recovered the shock, wife of Richard Critchett, esq. of Charlton
May 17. In her 26th year, Mary, wife Kings, Gloucestershire. of Cornelius Hanbury, and only child of Wm. HAMPSHIRE.—June 20. At Alton, ReAllen, of Plough-court, Lombard-street. becca, widow of W. Parker Terry, esq. and May 19.
At Norwood-green, 74, John daughter of the late Benjamin White, esq. Jones, esq.
formerly of Fleet-street and of Selborne. May 20. In Norton-street, aged 84, the Hunts.-June 29. At her eldest son's widow of the late Daniel Foulston, esq. house, Huntingdon, Mrs. Wilson, of Russell
May 21. At Kennington, aged 60, Ri- square, London, relict of Thomas Wilson, chard Cheslyn, esq.
esq. of Brampton, Huntingdonshire. May 22. In Charlotte-street, aged 72, Kent.- Lately. James Hallet, esq. of the reliet of late R. Mounsey, esq.
Higham, near Canterbury, and of Dunmow, May 25. In Grosvenor-place, aged 66, Essex; grandson of Sir James Hallet, a cithe widow of late Major-general John tizen of London. Bayard.
LEICESTERSHIRE. - June 20. The wife At Lambeth, aged 70, C. Destrade, esq. of Thomas Gisborne, esq. of Quorndon.
May 26. In Beaufort-buildings, Lieut. June 22. At Hallaton, aged 56, Wm. Geo. Macrae, R.N. Mr. Joseph Fowler, of Clement's Inn,
June 15. At Baston solicitor.
Cottage, G. Norton, esq. aged 56. May 27. At Hampstead, 90, John Ed- NORFOLK.-June 16. Aged 17, William
John, the eldest son of the Rev. John SurMay 29. In Kensington-square, aged tees, of Barham Rectory: 73, Mr. Wm. Marriott, many years of
June 22. At Lynn, Mrs. Baker, relict Southampton-street, Covent-garden. of Samuel Baker, esq. late of that place.
June 2. In Great James-street, Bed- Sussex.-June 21. At Arundel, aged ford-row, aged 61, Mr. Thomas Edwards, 76, Joseph Coote, esq. many years a respectable law stationer, near At Brighton, aged 68, G. Field, esq. of the Temple Church, as his father had been Croydon, Surrey. before him.
WorcesteRSHIRE.-At her house in ColJune 3. At Lower Edmonton, Jane lege-green, much lamented by her relatives Mary, wife of the Rev. Lancelot Sharpe, and friends, Mrs. Isaac, relict of Elias Isaac, Rector of Allhallows Staining, leaving a esq. banker, of Worcester. family of ten children.
YORKSHIRE.- Lately. Aged 96, Joseplı Aged 55, William Hannam, esq. of Co- Mason, esq. of Gargrave, formerly one of vert-garden, solicitor.
the most eminent graziers in Craven. It is June 5. At Kensington, aged 71, Fran- not remembered that ever he had a day's cis Magniac, esq.
sickness previous to that which caused his June 17. In Earl-street, Blackfriars, 30, dissolution, and he retained his faculties to Mary, wife of My. P. C. J. Brent.
the last moment of his existence. June 18. At Wimbleton, Samuel Char- SCOTLAND.-April 24. At Braham Castens Somerville, esq. W. S. Edinburgh, and tle, the Hon. Caroline Mackenzie, third of Low Wood, Roxburgh-strect, second son dau. of the late Lord Seaforth. of the Rev. Dr. Somerville, of Jedburgh. Wales.-May 15. Henry Jackson, esq.
At his house in Devonshire-street, Port- of Lower Sketty, Swansea. land-place, William Gordon, esq. of Cam- IRELAND.—March 14. In Harcourt-street, belton, in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbrighte Dublin, aged 65, Fownes Disney, esq.