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OBITUARY.-Mr. N. T. Carrington. [March, dwelt with great delight on his recol- bracken, passes in front of the village lections of the scenery around Maid- school-bouse,' &c. But the teacher stone, and the character of what he used of Gandercleugh possessed advantages to term “its fine spiriced inhabitants." which never fell to the loc of the writer
At the solicitations of a circle of of this work. Engaged, like that farfriends at Plymouth-Dock, who wished famed personage, in the education of bim to undertake the education of their youth, bis labours have seldom been sons, he returned in 1808 to tbat town, relinquished till the close of our longest after a residence in Maidstone of about summer evenings, when, instead of res two years; and the academy which he tiring to the banks of a beautiful stream, then established he continued to con- be bas almost uniformly been driven by duct till within six months of his death, business connected with his arduous being a period of twenty-two years of profession, or by literary cares, to bis unceasing toil. This long course of si- solitary study at home. There, delently-discbarged daty presents none of pressed by the previous fatigues of the those points of inciting interest wbich day, he has occasionally indulged in occur in the lives of men of more pre- composition; and hence this volume, carious and more stirring fortunes. the production of many 'a pensive abo During nearly the whole of the above- strácted hour.". named period, Mr Carrington was em- Columns of description could not conployed, in his laborious duties as a pub vey a better idea of the difficulties under lic teacher, from seven in the morning which the “ Banks of Tamar” was com. in summer till half-past seven in the posed, tban is conveyed in the above evening ; in the winter bis labours com- few simple words. The first edition of menced at nine in the morning and conjé tbis poem appeared in 1820. He bad, tinued till eight at night. It was after previously to the printing of this work, this bour that he found his only oppor- published many little fugitive poems of tunities of cultivating the taste for lite- great beauty, and wbich attracted much rature with which he had been gifted by attention, particularly in Devonshire, nature. Although passionately fond of wbere the author was best known. He composition, be never suffered it to in- next publisbed “ Dartmoor, a descriptersere in the slightest way witb the tive poem," the first edition of which more important duties of his station, appeared in 1826. This poem was writ and of this be frequently spoke with the ten for the purpose of being submitted exultation arising from the conscious- for the premium offered about two years ness of his never having sacrificed busi- before, for the best poem on that subject, ness to inclination. The nature, bow. by the Royal Society of Literature. By ever, of Mr. Carrington's studies cannot some accident the premium was awarded be better learned than from the follow- three or four months before Mr. Carringing brief and affecting address prefixed ton was aware that the time of presento the first edition of his 6 Banks of tation had arrived. It is needless to say Tamar."
that his poem was not forwarded to be : " To the Reader.
Society ; the author threw it by with: * The severity of criticism may be out entertaining the slightest intention softened by the intimation that the of ever publishing an effusion on what MSS. of this volume passed from the he imagined the bulk of the reading author to his printer without having public would thirik a most unpromising been inspected by any literary friend. subject. By some chance, however, the
“ Other circumstances, very unfa- poen came under the notice of W. vourable to literary composition, have Burt, ésq., Secretary of the Plymouth attended this work. In the celebrated Chamber of Commerce, wbo persuaded tale of Old Mortality' Mr Pattiesun, Mr. Carrington to publish it; and it acthe village teacher, after describing with cürdingly appeared, with explanatory admirable fidelity his anxious and dis- notes by tbat gentleman. “ Dartmoor" tressing labours during the day, obo met with far greater success than the serves, «The Reader may bave some autlior bad ever Jared to anticipate. conception of the relief wbich a 'solitary It was received with much delight by walk, in the cool of a fine summer even- the public; it was very higbly spoken of ing, affords to the head wbich has ached hy the periodical press, and the conseand the nerves which have been shat- quence was that a second edition was tered for so many hours in plying the called for not more than two months task of public instruction.'
after the appearance of the first. “My chief haunt,' he continues, We are now approaching a very painin these bours of golden'leisure, is the ful portion of our poet's story. Two or banks of the small stream' which, wind. ihree years before the publication of ing through a lone vale of green “ Dartmoor," the town of Devonport
279 was seized with an unaccountable mapia His wanderings and his musings, hopes and fears, for Subscription Schools ; by the estab:
His keen-felt pleasures and his heart-wring tears,
Are past;---the grave closed on him ere those days lishment of the first of tbese academjes
Had come, when on the scalp the snow-wreath Mr Carrington's prosperity, in common plays. with that of several other public teachers
He perish'd ere his prime; but they who know
What 'tis to battle with a world of woe, residing in the town, was materially in.
From youth to elder manhood, feel too well jured. He still, however, struggled on, That grief at last within the deepest cell though the circumstance of his baving a of the poor heart, will bring decay, and shake
So fierce the soul, that care like age will make Jarge family dependent on his exertions
"The grasshopper a burden. Slowly came rendered the decrease of income, caused The mortal stroke, but to the end the flame by the Subscription Schools, to be very
poesy burnt ou. With feeble hand severely felt by him. Towards the close
He touch'd his harp, but not at his command
Came now the ancient music. Paintly fell of 1827 he was attacked by incipient On his pained ear the strains he lov'd so well, consumption, and in a few months it And then his heart was broken ! was apparent that the disease would in- In the course of his illness Mr Carring. evitably be fatal. He still, however, at- ton experienced much cbeering kindtended unceasingly to bis school, and, ness, not from his own townsmen, whose although reduced to a mere skeleton, and apathy towards literature is as proverbial weak as an infant, he continued to dis. now as it was when Mr Britton wrote his charge his scholastic duties till March observations on Plymouth Dock, in bis 1830, a periud of nearly three years, "Beauties of England and Wales,"—it when he becanie so completely worn was not from his townsmen that Me out, by the inroads of the deadly com- Carrington experienced the kindness plaint with which he was afflicted, that wbich cheered his latter days, but from he was obliged to cease all further efforts. strangers, who knew him only through The most affecting incidents could be his works. Among Mr Çarrington's related of bis noble independence of warmest-hearted friends were the Rev, mind during the distressing sufferings J. P. Jones, of North Bovey, and the with which he had to contend, but it Rev. R. Mason), of Widdicombe, both would not be well to fill the public ear on Dartmoor; Geo. Harvey, esq. F.R.S, with those private matters, though &c, and H. Woollcombe, Esq. of Ply, many-many years must elapse before mouth; from these gentlemen, as well tbey will be effaced from the memory of as from his Grace the Duke of Bedford, bis friends and connections.
Lord John Russell, Lord Clifford, Sir T. during his illness, and in as enfeebled a D. Acland, and other noblemen and genstate of body as ever man composed in, tlemen, Mr. Carrington received much that Mr Carrington wrote and prepared kindness and attention ; nor let it be for the press his last publication-"My forgotten that his late Majesty George Native Village ; and other poems." In the Fourth was a liberal patron of our « My Native Village" he frequently al- poet. ludes, in affecting terms, to the painful In July 1830, Mr. Carrington removed nature of his situation. He introduces with his family to Batb, in order to rethe book to the public in the following side with his son, wbo about that time Words :
had become proprietor of the Bath Chro“ I have not published any new vo- nicle. By this time he was in the most lume since the publication of “Dart- advanced stage of consumption ; inoor so many years ago. A severe and daily grew weaker and weaker, and on the protracted illness bas prevented me from evening of the 2nd of September he exwriting a poem of any length, and if the pired, apparently of mere weakness and reader should occasionally perceive traces exbaustion. As he always expressed the of lanyour in the present publicatlon, I utmost borror of being buried in any of trust he will impute them to the proper great charnel houses of Batb" (as cause. I am not, bowever, without hope be used to term the burial grounds that, although this volume was com- of that populous eity), he was interred posed under some of the most distressing át Combhay, a lonely and beautiful little circumstances that ever fell to the lot village about four miles from Barb. of man, the ingenuous critic will find, Mr Carrington's widow and six cbilin some pages, reasons for commenda- dren are now under the protection of tion."
the poet's eldest son, Mr. H. E. CarringIn this poem, as we before observed, tout, of Bath. be alludes most feelingly to his untoward lot. The following lines, refer
SHIRLEY WOOLMER, Esq. ring to the " Pleasant Bard of Hare. Feb. 18. At bis residence in Upper wood," present a touching picture of his Southernhay, Exeter, aged 72, Shirley own sufferings--they were propbetic of Woolmer, Esq. formerly a bookseller in his rapidly approaching fate.
280 OBITUARY.-Shirley Woolmer, Esq.-Clergy Deceased. [March,
As bibliopolist Mr. Shirley Wool- that chapelry, to which he was presented in mer was never surpassed, whilst bis in- 1800 by Sir R. C. Hoare, Bart. defatigable exertions in the pursuit of Jan. 4. At Milton, near Northampton, the sciences of Mineralogy and Geology aged 75, the Rev. Francis Montgomery, Recbave rendered his name renowned tor of Harleston. He was of Lincoln coll. amongst those who have devoted them- Oxf. M.A. 1780; and was presented to Harselves to these branches of useful know
leston in 1809. ledge. He frequently contributed pa
Jan. 6. In York Terrace. the Rev. Dr. pers on these subjects to periodical pub- Robert Thomson, of Long Stowe hall, Camlications (particularly our own), and it bridgeshire. is some consolation to those who hope
Jan. 9. At Lewanick, Corowall, aged 35, to join bim in another and a better the Rev. Samuel Archer, Vicar of that parish, world, to know that his exertions ever to which he was presented in 1822 by Lord tended to enhance the goodness of the
Chancellor Eldon. Creator, and to vindicate his Sacred Jan. 9. At Southampton, aged 76, the Book from the attempt of the sceptic Rev. J. C. Gonnet, domestic chaplain to the to bring it into contempt. In our Marquess de Montmorency. He was beJanuary Number was an article of bis loved by all who knew him, and in the reon the Geological Effects of the Deluge, gular habit of devoting half his salary to the wherein he raised his dying voice, as it poor. His remains were deposited in the were, in one final effort to resist the St. James's Catholic burial ground, Win
chester. torrent of infidelity and atheism. Those only wbu knew bis innate good
Jan. 10. At Rochester, aged 42, the
Rev. Robert Lambe Warde, the second son of ness of heart can appreciate his worth. To the world he was known as a keen
W. Zuuch Lucas Warde, esq. of Guilsboinvestigator of science-a devout and rough, co. Northanap. He was of St. John's
coll. Camb. B.A. 1811. consistent professor of the Gospel; to his family and connexions, as a kind and
Jan. 17. At West Bradenham, Norfolk, affectionate parent, and a close and
aged 76, the Rev. James Bentham, Vicar of steady friend, whose advice was ever
that parish. He was the only son of the sought in tbe bour of perplexity.
Rev. James Bentham, M.A. F.S.A. Prebendary and Historian of Ely Cathedral, of
whom a memoir will be found in Nichols's CLERGY DECEASED.
Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth CenDec. 8. At Lyon, the Rev. Ligonier tury, vol. mn. p. 484. The clergyman now Treadway, Vicar of Gayton, Norfolk, to deceased was of Cath, hall, Camb. B.A. which church he was collated in 1812 by 1777, M.A. 1780; and was collated to Brathe present Bishop of Norwich.
denham in 1788 by the Hon. Dr. Yorke, Dec. 16. Aged 67, the Rev. John Coales, then · Bishop of Ely. He republished his Vicar of Addingham, Yorkshire. He was father's History in 1812 ; jointly with the formerly Fellow of St. John's coll. Camb. late W. Stevenson, esg. F.S.A. where he graduated B.A. 1793, as 11th Se- Jan. 18. The Rev. John Wood, Vicar of nior Optime, and M.A. 1796. He was pre- Herve, Kent, to which church he was colsented to Addingham in 1790 by Mrs. Mary
lated in 1794 by Dr. Moore, then Abp. of Cupliffe.
Canterbury Dec. 26. The Rev. J. Middleton, Vicar
Jan. 20. At Rome, of a rapid decline, of Melbourne, Derbyshire, to which he was aged 30, the Rev. James Duff Ward, RecJately collated by the Bishop of Carlisle. tur of Kingston, Hants. He was of Trin. Dec. 28. Aged 75, the Rev. William
coll. Camb. M.A. 182——; and was presented Robert Wake, late Vicar of Backwell, So
in 1827 by G. Ward, esq. merset, to which he was presented by the
Jan. 2i. The Rev. Arthur Bold, Vicar Rector in 1787.
of Stoke Poges, Bucks. He was of ChristJan. 2. At Clifton, aged 65, the Rev.
ch. Oxf. M.A. 1802, and was presented to Timothy Slonhouse Vigor, uncle to Sir John his living in 1803 by Lord F. Osborne. Brooke Stoohouse, Bart. He was the third Aged 67, the Rev. James Sewell, Vicar son of the Rev. Sir James Stonhouse, the of Biddulph, Staffordshire, to which he was third Baropet ; was of Oriel College, Ox- presented in 1810. ford, M.A. 1789, and formerly held the liv- Jan. 23. Aged 70, the Rev. Isaac Graying of Sunning-hill in Berkshire. He took son, Rector of St. Mary in Castlegate, York, the name of Vigor by Royal siga manual in and of Warthill, Yorkshire. He was for 1795, (his sister Clarissa was the wife of many years Master of the Grammar School Henry Tripp Vigor, esq.); and married in now called St. Peter's School, in York; was 1796, Charlotte Oliver, dau. of the Rev. presented to his church in that city in 1815 Thomas Huntingford, and niece to the by Lord Chancellor Eldon, and to Warthill Bishop of Hereford.
by the Prebendary of that place in York Jan. 3. At Bruton, Som. aged 68, the Cathedral. Rev. William Cosens, Perpetual Curate of Jan. 23, At Whixley, near York, aged
281 67, the Rev. Henry Lloyd, D.D. Vicar of whose Life he published in 4to. 1812. Dr. Babraham, and Regius Professor of Hebrew Trail was also editor of the Porisms of Pappus in the University of Cambridge. He was and other mathematical works; and his unof Trinity college, where he graduated B. A. affected piety, unostentatious charity, and 1785, being the 10th Wrangler and first urbanity of manners, ensured the esteem of Chancellor's Medallist of that year, M.A. all who knew him. He married at Edin1788, B.D. 1799, and D.D. 1804. He was burgh, April 29, 1799, Lady Frances Charelected Hebrew Professor in 1795, and pre- teris, aunt to the present Earl of Wemyss sented to the Vicarage of Babraham by Lord and March. Chancellor Loughborough in 1798.
Feb. 5. Aged 35, the Rev. Charles Jan. 23. The Rev. Dr. Simpson, senior Cowper Cholmondeley, Rector of Hodnet, Mivister of the Tron Church, Edinb. and Perpetual Curate of Moreton Say,
Jan. 31. At Ponteland Vicarage, Nore Shropshire. He was born at Chester, thumberland, the Rev. J. Furness, upwards Sept. 28, 1785, the eldest son of Charles of thirty years Curate of that parish. Cholmondeley, of Overlegh, esq. by Caroline
At Hough, Cheshire, aged 85, the Rev. Eliz. 3d. dau. and co-heiress of Nicholas Robert Hill, Rector of Great Bolas, Salop, Smythe, of Cubley, in Shropsh. esq. He and perpetual Curate of Talk-o'-th’Hill, was of Brazenose coll. Oxf.; and was preStaffordshire, for many years a Magistrate sented to Hodnet with Moreton Say in 1823, for Cheshire, uncle to Geo. Lord Hill, and by Richard Heber, esq. younger brother to the celebrated Rev, Feb. 5. At Hull, in the house of his Rowland Hill. He was the seventh son of nephew the Rev. T. Venn, aged 68, the Sir Rowland Hill, of Hawkstone, in Shrop- Rev. George. King, M.A. Prebendary of Ely, shire, the first Bart. by Jane, dau. of Sir and Rector of Whitwell, Derbysh. He was Brian Broughton, of Broughton, in Staf- formerly Fellow of Trin. coll. Camb. where fordshire, Bart. He was of All Souls' coll. he graduated B.A. 1784, as 11th Wrangler, Oxf. B.C.L. 1772; was in that year pre- M.A. 1787; was presented to Whitwell in sented by his father to the Rectory of Great 1798 by the Duke of Rutland, and collated Bolas, and by Miss Wilbraham (whom he to his stall at Ely in 1810 by Bp. Dampier. shortly after married) to the Rectory of St. Feb. 6. Aged 33, the Rev.Hen. Brougham, Mary's in Chester. The latter he resigned
Rector of Tallow, co. Waterford. in 1803 to his brother Rowland, on being
Feb. 11. At Rainscombe House, Wilts, presented to Talk by the Rev. W. Hicken, aged 76, the Rev. James Rogers, D.D. RecVicar of Audley. Mr. Hill married Mary, tor of Heddington aud South Cadbury, and dau. and sole heiress of the Rev. John Wil- a Magistrate for the county. He was of braham, Rector of St. Mary's, Chester, by Oriel college Oxf. M.A. 1780, B. & D.D. whom he had nine sons and five daughters : 1800; was presented to South Cadbury in 1. the Rev. Rob. Wilbraham Bronhall Hill, 1796, and instituted to Heddington in 1300, Rector of Walters Upton, Salop; who is on his own presentation. deceased, but has left a family ; 2. Joho, a
Feb. 16. The Rev. Robert Breakspear, of barrister-at-law, married, and has issue ; 3. Audlem, Chesh. He was of Queen's coll. Rowland-Alleyne; 4. Samuel, married, and
Oxf. M.A. 1797. has issue ; 5. Richard ; 6. Mary; 7. Margaret; 8. Brian, who died young; 9. Jane ;.
DEATHS. 10. Brian ;' 11. Thomas; 12. Eliza-Anne; 13. Emma; and 14. William, who died
LONDON AND ITS VICINITY, young
Jan. 7. In Upper Baker-st. Major A. At Fladbury, Worc. aged 58, the Rev. Watkins, late of Bengal Estab. John Tedstill. He was of Magd.-hall, Oxf. Feb. 6. Aged 68, Mr. Wm. Atkins, who M. A. 1807.
had been a performer at Covent Garden Feb. 1. At Herongate, aged 58, the Rev. Theatre for the last thirty years, and during Harry Powell, Rector of East Horndon, the whole of that time never had a day's Essex. He was of Trin. hall, Cainb. B.A. illness, and never neglected his duty by ab1793, and was presented to his benefice in sence from rehearsal in the morning, or from 1795. He dropped down in a fit of apo- the performance of his part in the evening. plexy, in an enclosure near his house, after Feb. 14. At St. James's Palace, aged 87, having been visiting some of his poor pa- Mrs. Anne Boscawen, who was for above 54 rishioners, and almost immediately expired. years in the family of Queen Charlotte. She
Feb. 3. At Bath, aged 84, the Rev. was the eldest dau. of Gen. the Hon. George William Trail, LL.D., Chancellor of the Boscawen, hy Anne, dau. of John Morley Cathedral of Connor, F.R.S. Ed. and M.R. Trevor, of Trevallyn, co Denbigh, esq. 1.A. He was a son of the Right Rev. Jaines
Feb. 19. Mr. John Thomas, auctioneer, Trail, Bishop of Down and Connor from 1765 King-st. Covent Garden. to 1783. He was for some time Professor
Feb. 20. Aged 74, the widow of Mr. C. of Mathematics of Glasgow, succeeding L. Wright, many years a resident and citiRobert Simpson, M.D. the editor of Euclid, zen of London ; dau. of the late Mr. Chas. Gent, Mag. Mareh, 1831.
[March, Freeth, of Bewdley, and great-grand dau. of Mar. 9. Elizabeth-Florentine, wife of Mr.
De Toney, esq. of Wolverhampton, M. A. Richter, of the firm of Messrs. Treut-
Mar. 10. In Brook-st., aged 53, Ann,
In Brompton-sq., aged 80, Ano Roberts,
esq., of Camberwell-green. In Bruton-st. aged 82, Martha, widow of Mar. 11. In Sloane-st., Frances-AnnSir Claude Scott, Bart. She was the only Mary, wife of T. Hoblyn, esq. child of John Eyre, of Stepney, esq., and At Islington, aged 78, Jaines Allies, esq. was married Sept. 8, 1767, to the late Sir of Hill-house, near Worcester. Claude Scott, Bart., who died last year (see At Kennington, Caroline, third dau. of vol. xc. i. 467).
late Rev. Herbert Jenkins, of Leicester. Feb. 23. In Finsbury-sq., in his 80th Mar. 14. Aged 69, Ann, wife of John year, (at the house of his son-in-law Dr. B.
Harcourt, esq. of Bermondsey..
In Park-crescent, aged 77, John Cha- Clement Headington, esq. President of the mier, esq.
Royal College of Surgeons, and Surgeon of Aged 85, James Bolland, esq.
the London Hospital. Feb. 26. At Fulham, aged 86, John Bell, esq., formerly of the Strand, bookseller. Berks.-Jan. 7. At the Castle Priory, Few men have contributed more, by their Wallingford, aged 66, James Blackstone, industry and good taste, to the improve esq. D.C.L. Principal of New Inn Hall, and ment of the graphic and typographic arts; Deputy Steward of the University of Oxwitness his beautiful editions of the “ Brit- ford. He was a son of the celebrated Judge, ish Poets” and “ Shakspeare." He was and like his father was a Fellow of All Souls, one of the original proprietors of the Morn- where he gravluated B.C.L. 1787, D C.L. ing Post; and projector of that well-esta
1792. In 1793 he was appointed Vinerian blished Sunday newspaper, Bell's Weekly Professor of Common Law (of which chair Messenger. Another of his successful projects his father was the first occupant, from 1758 was the elegant monthly publication, La to 1760); and in 1803 Principal of New Belle Assemblée.
Inn Hall (in which office also his father Feb. 27. In Chatham-place, Blackfriars, preceded him, from 1761 to 1766). There Mrs. D. Reeve, sister to late Joshua R., esq. have not for many years been any
other Wm. Gunnell, esq. Assistant Clerk of the inembers of that House except the PrinciIngrossments of the House of Commons.
pal. Dr. Blackstone resigned the ProfessorFeb. 28. At South Lambeth, aged 67, ship in 1824.
He has left a fainily. Charlotte, wife of Thus. Hill, esq., formerly Lately. Aged 87, Thomas Norton Powof Piccadilly.
lett, esq. of Shinfield Place.
At the house of her brother-in-law, Dr. aged 82, G. Roberts, esq., Lt.-Gen. E.I.C.
Cheshire.- Feb. 17. At Chester, aged
Mar. 2. Aged 28, Anna, wife of Mr. his widow and family. To the former (the Duarte Dos Santos, of Foley-st.
daughter of the late Mr. Peter Hudson of Mar. 3. In Sloane-st., aged 32, Capt. Christlington) he had been married 66 Francis Candy, Bengal N. I.
Feb. 19. William Kent, esq., of NantMar. 5. In Peckham, aged 85, G. Chou- wich, surgeon. mert, esq.
Cornwall. - Lately. At Launceston, At Turnham-green, Esther, wife of T. aged 102, Mrs. Elizabeth Smith, uf St. W. Hughes, esq.
Stephens. Mar. 7. At Wandsworth, aged 53,
John March 1. At Moditonham, aged 74, Ames, esq. of Paternoster-row, silk-manu- Charles Carpenter, esq. facturer.
Devon.-- Feb. 20. At Bideford, J. C. Mar. 8. Aged 72, John Thompson, esq. Mules, esq. a retired surgeon in the navy, of Upper Clapton.
and inventor of “ Mules's Pills." Aged 43, Caroline, wife of Rev. J. H. Feb. 24. At Chudleigh, aged 45, Mr. Evans, of Hampstead.
John David Mugs, youngest surviving son In the City-road, aged 77,Hen. Munn, esq. of the late Rev. Henry Mugg.