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téstáte, bis estales devolves to his scriptions and of the National In-, niece, the daughter of the Hon, stitute. He was a man of spccious Bridgeman Simpson.

rather than of solid talents; vain, · The Rev. Mr. Morse, vicar of petulant, and assuming. Sir WilMarton, near Coventry.

liam Jones sufficiently exposed his July 7. At her house in New iguorance; for which the self-suffiKing-street, Bath, after a long and cient Frenchman treated him with painful illness, sincerely regretted impertinence. by an extensive circle of friends and At Dublin Sir Thomas Leighton, acquaintance, Mrs. Lucretia Nix- bart, and banker, who was one of on, aged 75, relict of Robert Nixon, the many instances that “ Honesty Esq.of Devonshire-square, London is the best policy.He was early

A most sanguinary duel took in life an humble trader at Strabane place lately at Wurtzburg, between in the north of Ireland, but failing the young Baron de Hart, a Canon he went to the East Indies as a of the Cathedral, and an officer soldier. Being a man of abilities named Zandt. The cause of quar- he rendered himself useful by gainrel was a dispute about a gambling ing a knowlege of the Oriental landeht. The sabre was the weapon guages. He happened to be in the chose, and the fight took place in same prison with General Mat- . the apartment of the Prince of thews, who previous to his unfortu- , Lowenstein, who acted as second nate catastrophe, entrusted to the to Zandt, and having instigated the care of Mr. Leighton, jewels and quarrel, took pains, to eyflame the property to a vast amount, to be rage of the combatants as seconds delivered to his family if he should, on ordinary occasions think them- effect his escape; and to insure his selves bound to take to effect a re- zeal and punctuality, he presented conciliation. After sixteen assaults, him with a considerable sum. Béa, in which Zandt received two slight, ing sometime after employed as an wounds, the combatants seemed interpreter, he contrived to make disposer to discontinue the conflict; his escape. After many adventures but the Prince cried out that it he arrived in London and delivered would be a shaine to stop there. 'to Mrs. Matthews the letters and The sabres being blunted, were sent property of her husband with which to the cutler's to get a new edge; he had been intrusted. By her his wbile they waited for them, the fidelity is said to have been recombatants abused each other so warded with twenty thousand grossly, that it was decided they pounds. Ile inmediately wrote to slwuld fight till one should be dead Ireland to enquire for a beloved on the spot. At the first succeed- wife and child whom he had left ing assault, Zandt was once more behind; and also sent a sum of mowounded, but being animated by Dey to pay his delts. lie found that. the voice of the Prince, his vigour his wife, whom he had left young, redoubled. At length, in the thirty- handsome, and unprotected, had by first assault, the young Canon Harf honest industry, supported hersellf received a thrust which pierced his and her daughter, iheu ten years of breast and penetrated deep into his age, and given her an educatiou sulungs. He died the next day, after perior to her humble means. He suffer ing the most cruel torturci, now took a handsome house ili Zandt Aed, as well as his second Dublin, and another in the country; the Prince of Lowenstein, and but being of an active turn of mind Kleinemberg the second of the un- he embarked the greatest part of fortunate llarf. . :

his property in a banking-house, in At Piiris M. Anquetil du P'erron, which he was very successful. a member of the Academy of In- The Rev. George Barry, D:D.


aged 59, Minister of Shapinshay, aged 104 years.--He was a traone of the Orkney islands. He velling tinker, which occupation he was à native of Berwickshire and followed till within a few weeks of educated at the University of Edin- his death.. burgh. He was distinguished as a Mr. Montolieu, of Brompton, teacher of youth; and communi- brother to the Banker of that name cated particulars of two parishes to in Pall Mall.--He was seized Sir John Sinclair's Statistical ac- with a fit as he was going into count of Scotland. The Society Astley's Theatre ; medical assistfor promoting Christian Knowlege ance was procured, but he expired in Scotland, appointed himn superin in a quarter of an hour. tendant of their schools in Orkney. Miss Alderson, eldest daughter He wrote a history of the Orkney of J. Alderson, M. D. of Hull. islands in 2 vols. 410.

This is the fourth member of that : "At his seat near Bath, in a very family whose death has happened advanced age, Christopher Anstey, within these fifteen months- a ma. Esq. He was the son of the Rev. ther and three daughters; two of Dr. Ansley of Trumpington, Cam the latter were just in the prime of bridgeshire. Of the early life of youth.':, ita this ingenious writer, we possess no In Mohægan, America, Martha, information, but it is certain that at the great age of 120. She was his education was liberal. In 1765 the widow of Zacara; one of the he published but without his name, Nobility of the Mohægan tribe of that truly original and highly enter- Judians. taining Poem called the Bath guide, Lately the Rev. David Garrow. in which the author satirized many He was brother of Dr. William distinguished persons and prevail. Garrow a physician of Barnet, ing follies, in a keen and please who died in 1795, and father ing manner. His next piece of Mr. Garrow the eminent was a monody on the Marquis of counsellor, and now M. P. for Tavistock, which is of the pathetic Gatton in Surry; and also of kind. Besides these performances Erward G. of Totteridge, inairy he wrote some pieces for Lady years in the East Indies, and last Miller's Institution at Bath-Easton, year sheriff of Hertfordshire; and and several epigrams and songs. of two daughters one of whom after His son John Anstey, Esq. a bar- her return from India, married rister at law is the author of a sati- Mr, Monk a gentleman farmer of rical poem of great originality and Cheshunt; and the other who lived merit entitled “The Pleader's single with her venerable parent, Guide.”

whom she survived but a short time. At Faversham, the Rev. Athel The house, at Monken-Hadley, stau Stephens, many years Vicar where Mr. Garrow lived and died, of Graveney, and Rector of Good is supposed to have had some relanestone, in Kent.

tion to the abbey at Walden, to The Rev. Charles Warre, of which the manor and rectory belong. Rugby,

In some of the rooms there are The Rev. William Stephenson,“ scripture histories carved over the Rector of Porley and Lagenhoe, in chimney, and painted on the winEssex and Chaplain to Lord St. dows, but both these were of a John.

much later date, Mr. Garrow kept Iu his 26th year, the Rev. T. H. a school for boys, but not first at D. Hoste, Fellow of Trinity Col. Hadley, or at least not the same lege, Cambridge, and eldest son of house. When his son the counselthe Rev. D. llosie, of Godwick !or repeatedly urged his father to

give up the school, the old gentleAt Whitehaven, William Welsh,



man declared that he was bent upon neighbour's address of salutation, be finishing the term of half a century answered, with a benevolent as well in the employment, whieh he ae- as chearful countenance, “ God tually accomplished. Although he bless you !" There is a good porwas reckoned a disciplinarian in his traitot him, aged 76, after Romney school, yet the boys loved him, and in mezzotinto, by Hodges, 1787. when arrived at manhood, embraced. The Rev. Peter Cupningham, every opportunity of visiting their (mentioned page 78,) was at dinner old master, who expressed a plea- with the Chertsey Friendly Society, sure in the expectation of seeing his to whom he had been in the habit former scholars, with the excep- of delivering an annual discourse tion of few whom he had instructs for several years, and while sitting ed. The large chamber in the house at table, fell back in his chair, and at Monken-Hadley, where the though medical assistance was imgreatest number slept, was, by his mediately procured, he expired a orders kept in the same state, to the few minutes after being conveyed day of his death, as when used by to his lougings. Ile was the son of the bo H is affection for his wife, an old and respectable naval çoniand re et for her death, led him to marider, and had in early lite, visit the room in which she died, traversed a considerable part of the every day; but he did not allow globe, encountering hardships and that room to be used or opened by perils, capable of appalling any any of his family. He felt his own mind, but one possessed of the gradual decay; and the loss of most undaunted resolution and pera inemory affected him so much that severance. fle once suffered shiphe avoided society, even that of his wreck on wbich occasion he losi the old neighbours, and latterly of his whole collection of his travels and relatives, who were unrenuitting in adventures, and property to a large their respectful attentions to the amount. At the time of his death good old inan, who, when able to he laboured under pecuniary emwalk out in the village, generally barrassments, to tigudate which a used a long stick, presented to him generous and unsolicited contribuby one of his family, which he called tion was made amorg ihe neigh- & a Madagascar spcar; as he wore bouring nobility, and gentry, for his own hair, turned to silver locks, which purpose the Ilon. C. 1. l'ox he reminded those who met him of sent fifty guineas, and Sir John St. one of the Patriarchs, as described Aubyn, Bart. a like sum, in holy writ, particularly when to his


The Remarks on the Passage of the Israelites through the Red Sea, in our next.--Also, IOta on the State and Consequences of Methodisni; T.C. on the Athanasian Creed, and several other Communications...

The lines by Theophilus are too japid and incorrect for publication.:.



Give none offence, nelther to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the

Church of God.

: 1 Cor. x. 32.


,' MEMOIR OF DR. ISAAC BARROW. THIS profoundly learned divine and mathematician, I was born in London in 1690); his father Thomas Barrow, was an eminent tradesman in the city, and brother of Dr. Isaac Barrow, successively Bishop of Man, and St. Asaph.

The subject of the present article received his first education at the Charter-House, where he was chiefly distinguished for juvenile sports, and a spirit for fighting; and his progress in learning was so little, that his father used to say that, “if it pleased God to take away any of his children, he hoped it would be his son Isaac." From the Charter-House he was removed to a school at Felsted, in Essex, where his genius broke out so much that his master appointed him private tutor to the young Lord Fairfax. He was admitted at Cambridge, first of PeterHouse, and in 1645 of Trinity College; but his condition at the university was very low, owing to his father's sufferings in the royal cause. Our student continued an inflexible loyalist, insomuch that the narrow-minded Puritan Dr. Hill, master of the College, said to him one day, “Thou art a good lad, 'tis pity thou art a cavalier. He applied early to the study of the best scientific writers of that age, particularly Bacon and Des Cartes; and solely for his eminent abilities, and strict regularity of conduct was elected fellow of his College in 1649. Fót some time he devoted himself to the study of physic, the

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low state of the church, holding, out no prospect for him in that line; but at the desire of his uncle he altered his course, and studied theology.

Upon Mr.Duport's resignation of the Greek professorship, it was his desire that Mr. Barrow should be hís successor, but he lost the appointment, though so admirably qualified for it, only because he was an Arminian : a strauge disqualification for a professor of Greek! Yet such is Calvinistic jiberality. In 1654 he set out upon his travels, and at Paris, met with his father, who was then attending upon the exiled king; from thence he went to Italy, and after a short stay at Florence, embarked for Smyrna. In the voyage the ship was attacked by a Corsair, which after a smart action was obliged to sheer off; in this fight Mr. Barrow bore an active part, standing manfully to his gun all the time. From Smyrna he went to Constantinople, where he read over the works of St. Chrysostom, who appears to have been justly his favourite auibor. After staying a year in Turkey he returned to Italy, and came to England by the way of Germany. Soon after his return he was episcopally ordained by Bishop Brownrig, and in 1660 was elected Greek professor of Cambridge. Two years after he was chosen professor of Geometry at Gresham College, and about the same time was offered a valuable living, but, the condition annexed to it of teaching the patron's son induced him to decline it, as being somewhat simoniacal. In 1663 Mr. Lucas baving founded a mathematical lecture at Cambridge, he was appointed the first lecturer, which he enjoyed till 1669, when he resigned it to bis pupil Mr. Isaac Newton.

In 1664 he resigned the Gresham professorship, and began to apply himself more assiduously to the study of divinity. His church preferments were only a small sinecure in the diocese of St. Asaph, given him by his uncle, and a prebendal stall in the cathedral of Salisbury, to which he was presented by his friend Bishop Ward; these he resigned upon being appointed to the mastership of his College in 1672

When King Charles gave bim this dignity he accompanied the favour with this declaration, I have given it to the best scholar in England ;” and yet this was not 'adequate to the Dr's, merits, nor to the hardships and losses with which his family had experienced in the royal cause.

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