Imágenes de páginas
PDF
EPUB

470

OBITUARY.— Francis Hayward, M.D. [May, Dorothy his wife, a daughter of Ralph ably his studies had been directed, and Markland, esq. of the Meadows, to whüm the eminent powers of his own mind. he was married Nov. 25, 1682. He was He settled at Hackney about the year born Feb. 5, 1695-6, entered Brase- 1760, and there he continued ull 1805, nose College, Oxford, March 3, 1712-13, when he abandoned a very extensive took the degree of B.A. Oct, 10, 1716, practice, and left a numerous circle of and of M.A. July 9, 1719. On March 4, friends, many of whom were eminent 1722, he was instituted to the Vicarage for their literary and scientific attainof Garstang, in his native county. This ments, for the enjoyment of that hopreferment he resigned in 1731, and nourable repose which was looked for about that time removed to Warrington, rather through a nalural inclination, where he was Master of the Grammar- than from any sense and feeling of failure school, and Curate of the Chapel of in the corporeal or intellectual powers. Sankey, till his death in 1757. His It was at this period of his life that burial is registered at Warrington, Sept.

his friend Dr. Tate obtained for him the 2, io that year. The biographer of one diploma of M.D. from one of the Scotch of his pupils who attained to a distin- Universities. With the world before guished eminence, Dr. Percival of Man- bim, he first elected Taunton as the chester, has described bim as an able place of his residence; but be soon disbut severe master. He was an admirable covered, what so many others have found, scholar, and a very useful man.

that England presents no place which is The Rev. Thomas Hayward married equally eligible with Bath, as a retireat the Church of St. Sepulcbre, North- ment in the period between the burry ampton, Nov. 28, 1717, Elizabeth, the and the end of life. He removed thither only child of Jarrett Lestock, esq. of in 1806, and at Bath the whole evening Ashton near Northampton, the son of of his long day of life has been past, in Richard Lestock, who was a Captain in the enjoyment of many intellectual pleathe Navy in King William's wars, and sures, for which his well-stored and wellbrother of Richard Lestock, Vice Admi- exercised mind had prepared him, with ral of the Blue, whose suspension in

fewer infirmities, except that great one 1745 by Admiral Matthews, and subse- of the loss of sight, than usually falls to quent acquittal by a Court Martial, the share of persons of such very advanced created at the time a very extraordinary years, and in the frequent serious but sensation.

unostentatious meditation on his end. The late Dr. Hayward was one of the Dr. Hayward married a sister of the younger children of this marriage. He late Naihaniel Green, esq. who was was born Jan. 25, 1738-9, and baptized many years the British Consul at Nice ; at Warrington, Feb. 21 following, when by wbom be had nine children, four the name of Francis was given to him by sons and five daughters :-). Thomas, his godfather, Dr. Francis Annesley, the who was trained under Mr. Wales, an Rector of Winwick. To the instruction eminent nautical mathematician, and of bis accomplished father, was to be at- was sent early in life to sea.

He was a tributed the purity of taste in elegant midshipman on board the Bounty, in literature by which he was distinguished, Captain Bligh's unfortunate voyage to as well as those attainments, which were Otabeite, and when on the return the considerable, in science and classical li- mutineers seized the ship, he was the terature. The profession of Medicine first person put down by ihem into the was his own choice, and he seems

launch. He bore all the hardships of bave bad from his sixteenth or seven- the long exposure in the open boat, and teenth year, the direction of himself to returned with Captain Bligh. When the acquirement of the means by which the Pandora was sent out to bring home it was to be prosecuted with success. the mutineers, under the command of But he fell in London into very able Captain Edwards, he went as third Lieuhands, and the admirable skill, the sound tenant, with the charge of the maihe, sense, and the eminent success and high matical instruments, and the making reputation wbich he enjoyed, while in astronomical observations and a chart the practice of it, showed at once how of the voyage. On its return the vessel

struck on a reef of rocks on the north think that he was an Attorney. The of New Holland, and was wrecked. tradition is, that he was born at Dares- Most of the crew were saved; and after bury in Cheshire. The time of his death nineteen days of suffering, which he was is also unknown, but he survived his wife, accustomed to describe as severer than who died in 1707, as appears by acquit- those which he sustained in the launch tances given to the Marklands for his of the Bounty, they reached Timor in wife's fortune.

the ship's boats. At the beginning of

1831.]
OBITUARY.-James Christie, Esq.

471 the war of the French Revolution, be Mr.C. was educated at Eton, and origi. served on board the Incorsiant, from nally intended for the church; he passed which ship he removed to the Diomede, through that school with a reputation then on the East India station, when he honourable alike to bis acquirements again suffered shipwreck, the Diomede and to his correct principles. The adhaving struck upon a rock not laid down vantages thus obtained were followed in any chart, at the entrance of the har- up with the energy and perseverance bour of Trincomalee. In December 1796 wbich belonged to his studious habits he was appointed Commander of the and his literary enthusiasm, and the reSwift, and in July 1797, Captain of the sults of which were seen in those able Resistance of 44 guns, and in a few days dissertations which reflect so much hoafter to the Trident of 60 guns. But nour on bis classical talents, and display before the Commission reached him in the soundness of his learning, the depth the Indian seas, this scientific and gal- of bis researches, and the purity of his lant, but unfortunate officer, had pe- taste. His first production, in 1802, was rished in the Swift, which bad gone an Essay on the ancient Greek Game, down in consequence of being overladen supposed to bave been invented by Palathrough an act of humanity to the crew medes antecedent to the siege of Troy ; of another vessel. Captain Hayward's it is an attempt to prove that the game Charts of the Voyage of the Pandora, of Palamedes was known to the Chinese, and of the Banda Seas, published by Mr. and was progressively improved by them Dalrymple, are proofs of great industry into the Chinese, Indian, Persian, and and eminent talent, at a very early age. European chess. -2. Francis, formerly Keeper of Naval An intimacy with the late Charles Stores at Martinique, and afterwards at Towneley, esq. (whose fine collection of Barbadoes.-3. William, now Commis- vases and marbles now forms a part of sary of Accompts at the Cape.--4. Henry, the treasures of the British Museum) diof the Navy Pay Office, Somerset-House, rected the attention of Mr. Christie to lately deceased. The daughters were : 1. the use and meaning of those painted Ann, wife of Cornwall Reynolds ; 2. Eli- vases usually termed Etruscan ; and in zabeth, married, 1 Joachim-Cbristian 1806 he published a truly classical and Stocqueler, and 2, Henry Till, both de- beautiful volume, entitled "A Disquisiceased.--3. Henrietta, married to Charles- tion upon E ruscan vases." In this Augustus Hayes.—4. Mary, married in work the originality of his discoveries is 1815 the Rev. Joseph Hunter of Bath, not less conspicuous than the taste and F.S.A.; and 5. Charlotte.

talent with which he explains them. Dr. Hayward was interred in the bu- Any attempt to exbibit a specimen of rial-ground of the parish of Walcot, and his manner, or to illustrate his theory, the following words are on bis tomb : would lead us beyond our limits; it is Franciscus Hayward, M.D.

certain that by those best qualified to obiit Aprilis 18, A.D. 1831,

estimate the merits of this book, it is auno ætatis 93.

held in high and deserved regard. A limited number of copies having been

printed, the work soon became scarce, JAMES CHRISTIE, Esq.

and produced a very high price. In Feb. 2. In King-street, St. James's- 1825, Mr. C., and as he very modestly square, after a long illness, aged 58, states “to correct this unfair estimate James Christie, esq.

of its value," published a new and enThe claims of Mr. Christie on the larged edition (reviewed in our vol. grateful recollection of posterity are xcvii. i. 135-140), adding an appendix, twofold; as a scholar of the first emi- in which some most ingenious reasoning nence and a valuable contributor to the is employed to refer the shape and colour literature of his country, and as a gen- of Greek vases to the water lily of Egypt, tleman whose private character most and a classification is given formed upon deservedly secured to him the friendship this basis. The great knowledge of his and respect of contemporaries, them- subject, in which few are equal to follow selves of no ordinary rank, and of great him, and the extensive reading which moral and intellectual worth.

this volume exhibits, place Mr. C. most Mr. C. was the eldest son of the gen- deservedly in the first rank of classical tleman of tbat name, who was most de- antiquaries. In connection with this servedly at the head of the line of busi- his favourite enquiry, it may be stated ness in which he was engaged, and who that the description of the Lanti vase in probably was intrusted with the disposal the possession of the Duke of Bedford, of properly to a larger extent and of was written by Mr. Christie, and is more importance than any one who ever printed in the splendid volume which preceded him.

illustrates his Grace's collection of mar

472
OBITUARY,-Rev. Basil Woodd.

[May, bles. The catalogue of Mr. Hope's vases, honour of God principally and sincerely, so much admired by scholars, is also and mingles not the affections with any from the same masterly hand.

creature, but in just subordination to reA third publication from the pen of ligion;" the happiness that springs from Mr. Christie is an Essay on the earliest such singleness of purpose and simplispecies of idolatry, the worship of the city of heart, was abundantly the porElements; the purport of which is to tion of Mr. C.; be was singularly blessed show for what purpose the elements in his domestic affections, in his friendwere referred to by early nations; what ships, and in all his engagements, and was understood of the Deity by their his good name and his virtuous exammeans, and by what misconstruction ple will be long cherished and piously they became objects of worship. In this remembered. as in the former work the religious tex- Mr. C. was a member of the Dilletante ture of Mr. Christie's mind is every Society, wbich it is well known consists where to be traced, amidst the great of a select body, distinguished for high learning in which the discussion is in- rank, as well as tbe taste for learned and volved.

scientific pursuits. He was for some In addition to these publicatiuns, the years one of the Registrars of the Lileactive mind of Mr. Christie enricbed the rary Fund, which was a favourite instibest of the Greek and Roman classics tution, and to the support of which his with copious notes and illustrations, and exertions very greatly contributed ; and his biblical criticisms are profound and was also a member of the Antiquarian acute. To bim literary pursuits formed Society of Newcastle. the most agreeable of all recreations, yet there was not bing about them of the

The Rev. BASIL Woodd, M.A. character of undigested study. His taste for poetry was refined and chaste; he April 12. At Paddington Green, aged read it with uncommon beauty and feel. 70, the Rev. Basil Woodd, for thirtying, and though he rarely indulged the eight years Minister of Bentinck Cbapel, “ idle calling," he wrote it with facility Marylebone, and Rector of Drayton and vigour.

Beauchamp, Bucks. But with all his literary acquirements He was born at Richmondin Surrey, Aug. and the great powers be possessed of 5, 1760, and educated by the Rev. Tbos. adorning any intellectual society in Clarke, rector of Chesham Buis. At the wbich he might be placed, his habits age of 17, be became a student at Triwere retiring, his pleasures and enjoy- bity College, Oxford, where he obtained ments simple and domestic. Brought the degree of Master of Arts in 1785, into contact, as he was, with the highest and of which college he remained a and the noblest, his bearing was that of member to the day of bis death. At the unaffected dignity, and whilst shrinking age of twenty-three he was ordained almost instinctively from honours that Deacon, at the Temple Church, by Dr. were offered him, he bore them when Thurlow, Bishop of Lincoln ; and in accepted with graceful propriety.

1784 priest, at Westminster Abbey, by It will not be surprising, then, if he Dr. Thomas, Bishop of Rochester. He raised the business be followed, to the frequently assisted the late Dr. Conyers, dignity of a profession. In pictures, in Rector of St. Paul's, Deptford. Shortly sculpture, in vertu, bis taste was undis- afterwards he was chosen Lecturer of St. puted, and bis judgment deferred to, as Peter's, Cornhill, in which situation he founded on the purest models and the continued his services for twenty-four most accredited standard. If to these years. In February 1785, he received advantages we add that fine moral feel. the appointment of morning preacher ing and that inherent love of truth at Bentinck Chapel. Soon after entering which formed the basis of his character, on the labours of that place, he introand wbich would never permit him, for duced evening preaching, whicb was at any advantage to himself or otbers, to first opposed by many, as a strange and viulate their obligations, we may then novel proceeding; but he withstood the have some means of judging how in bis opposition, and saw his perseverance hands business became an honourable crowned with success, and his example calling, and how that which to many is followed by many otber ministers. In only secular, by bim was dignified into 1808, Lady Robert Manners presented a virtuous application of time and talents. bim to the rectory of Drayton Beau

But let it not be forgotten that the champ, to which place he was accus. keystone of this arch of moral strength tomed to repair for a few months of and symmetry, was the religious princi- every year. ple; that principle which, to use the Mr. Woodd exerted himself very Language of Jeremy Taylor, “ intends the greatly and successfully in establishing

[ocr errors]

1831.) OBITUARY.-W. Burrell, Esq.-M. Talbot, Esq. 473 schools. It is supposed that, under his 1817, and re-chosen in 1818, 1820, 1826, superintendence, not less than 3000 and 1830. He was one of the majority children have passed through the schools on tbe motion for a Committee on the connected with Bentinck Chapel, from Civil List, which ousted the Wellington among whom have risen four Mission- ministry, Nov. 15, 1830 ; and he voted aries, who have long filled posts of use- for the second reading of the Reform of fulness in foreign stations. He was for Parliament Bill on the 19th. years an active member of the Society Mr. Burrell married Helen-Ann,widow for Promoting Christian Knowledge, the of Chisbolm, esq., and sister to Ed., Church Missionary Society, the London ward Ellice, esq. M.P. for Coventry, but Society for promoting Christianity among had no children. the Jews, tbe Prayer Book and Homily In the combined character of a sinSociety, the British and Foreign Bible cere and warm private friend, an intelSociety, and an Association for supply- ligent country gentleman, an active maing the bargemen and boatmen on the gistrate, and an upright Member of Grand Junction Canal with Bibles, Tes- Parliament, we know not where we taments, and Common Prayer Books, and shall find Mr. Burrell's superior. In his making provision for the instruction of public capacity he was a man of unostheir children.

tentatious conciliatory manners, easy of As an author, Mr. Woodd confined

access, intimately acquainted with all his labours chiefly to tracts and to sin- the local interests of the county which gle discourses. The Memoir of Mrs. be represented, and during five succes, Hannab Woodd, bis excellent mother, sive Parliaments anxious to reconcile was one of bis earliest productions, the conflicting objects, and to promote which afterwards found a permanent

the wishes of his constituents ; possessresidence in Dr. Jerment's Memoirs of ing strong good sense, sound judgment, Pious Women.-The Church Catechism, unsullied integrity, and independent with explanations.—The Faith and Duty principles. of a Christian, expressed under proper heads in the words of Scripture.-Ad

M. TALBOT, Esq. vice to Youth.—The Duties of the Mar- April 26. After a lingering illness, ried State.—The Day of Adversity. The aged 58, Montague Talbot, esq., for 23 Rod of the Assyrian, a Fast Day Ser- years manager and proprietor of the mon.-Memoir of Mowhee, a New Zea-, Belfast Theatre; and also for many land Youth, who died at Paddington. years manager of the Newry and Derry. A Memoir of Bowyer Smith, a pious Theatres. He was second son of Capt. child.-The Harmony of Divine Truth. George Talbot, Captain of the Worcester -The Excellence of the Liturgy, a Ser- man of war, who, with his servant, was mon.-A Missionary Sermon.-Selec- lost on the coast of Caffraria, in the tions from Versions of the Psalms of Grosvenor East Indiaman. The Captain David, and other portions of the Sacred left a widow, two sons, and a daughter, Writings; in which are some original to deplore his fate. The eldest, Francis compositions.

Talbot, esq., is a bacbelor, of good forMr. Woodd was warmly attached to tune and private habits, near London. all the doctrines of Christianity. He Miss C. C. M. Talbot is married to Sir rarely led his bearers into the labyrinths D. Forrest. Mr. Montague Talbot, the of controversy; but chose rather 10

younger son, was bred to the English dwell on those topics which are best cal- bar, and served bis commons for the culated to reach the heart, and to regu- purpose of being called to it; but, havlate the life. He was zealously attached ing been much Aattered on the dramatic to the Established Church.

talent he was thought to possess, he was,

at a very early age, tempted to try his Walter BURRELL, Esq. M.P. fortune on the stage ; in consequence of April 7. Aged 54, Walter Burrell, which imprudence, his uncle, ihe celeof West Grinstead, esq., Knight in Par- brated Dr. Geech, his mother's brother, Jiament for Sussex ; only surviving bro- revoked a will, in which he had made ther to Sir Charles Merrik Burrell, Bart. Mr. Montague Talbot joint heir to sixty and cousin to Lord Willoughby d'Eresby. thousand pounds, with another nephew,

He was the third son of Sir William the Rev. Dr. Crossman, Rector of TaunBurrell, Bart. LL.D. F.R.S. and S.A., by ton, who, by this means, came in for the Sophia, daughter and coheiress of Sir entire. Mr. Talbot was one of the most Charles Raymond, of Valentine House eminent comedians that ever graced the in Essex, Bart. He served the office of British stage. His forte lay in general Sheriff of Sussex in 18—, and was first comedy ; though he frequently wooed elected to Parliament for that county in the tragic muse with great success; inGent. Mag. May, 1831.

474 OBITUARY ---Mr. Quick.Clergy Deceased.

[May, deed, bis Hamlet, and other tragic cha

CLERGY DECEASED. racters, ranked high on the London boards.

April 9. At Newbury, aged 80, the Rev. Mr. Quick

James Bicheno, M.A. father of John BicheApril 4. Ac Islington, aged 83, Mr.

no, esq. barrister. John Quick, the celebrated comedian. April 5. At the Vicarage, Hornchurch, He was born in 1748, and left his father, Essex, in consequence of a violent cold and a brewer in Whitechapel, when only

inflammation of the chest, aged 61, the Rev. fourteen years of age, to become an ac

John Walker, B.C.L., late Fellow of New tor. He commenced his career at Ful. College, and vicar of Hornchurch, to which ham, where he performed the character living he was presented, by the Warden and of Altamont in the Fair Penitent, wbich

Fellows of New College, in 1819. Mr. he personified so much to the satisfac

Walker was one of the original proprietors tion of the manager, that he desired his

of the Oxford Herald, and for several wise to set young Quick down a whole years assisted in its editorial department. He share, which, at the close of the farce,

was the editor of “The Selections from the amounted to three shillings. In the Gentleman's Magazine,” in 4 vols. 8vo., of counties of Kent and Surrey he figured

which a thousand copies were sold in a few away with great success; and, before he

months. He also published “ Letters from was eighteen, performed Hamlet, Ro

the Bodleian Library,” 3 vols. 8vo. ; a pammeo, Richard, George Barnwell, Jaffier, phlet entitled “Curia Oxoniensis; or ObTancred, and many other characters in

servations on the Statutes which relate to the bigber walk of tragedy. In a few

the University Court; on the illegality of years he sufficiently distinguished him

searching houses ; on the Procuratorial Ofself as an actor of such versatile talents,

frce ; and on the University Police Act;" of that he was engaged by Mr. Foote, at

which two editions were sold, and a third

lately printed ; o Oxoniana,' the Haymarket Theatre, in the year

in 4 vols. 1769, where he became a great favourite

12mo, and some other works.-Mr. Walker of King George the Third ; and upon

was of a placid and benevolent disposition, all occasions Quick was expected to ap

beloved by his relatives, and esteemed by

his friends. He took his degree of B. C. L. pear in a prominent character. He was the original Tony Lumpkin, Acres, and

July 5, 1797. Isaac Mendosa, and after his appear

April 6. Aged 46, the Rev. Thomas

Slatter, M.A. of Christ Church, and Rector ance in these characters, he stood before the public as the Liston of the day. Mr.

of Shipton-on-Cherwell, Oxfordshire. He Q. may be considered one of the last of

took his degree of M.A. March 16, 1808.

March 6. At Dulwich college, aged 65, the Garrick school. In 1798 he quitted the stage, after

the Rev. Ozias Thurston Linley, B.A. Junior

Fellow and Organist of that institution. He thirty-six years of its toils, and excepting

was the eldest son of the late Thomas Linley, a few nights at the Lyceum, after the destruction of Covent Garden Theatre,

esq. patentee of Drury-lane Theatre, and

brother of Mrs. Sheridan, the first wife of he did not act afterwards. The evening the late Right Hon. R. B. Sheridan. Mr. of bis life was calm domestic sunsbine; he retired with 10,0001., which served

Linley will long he missed by numerous af

fectionate mourners, whom his originalities him, and left something for his son and

instructed and delighted; for his wit was daughter. Up to the last day of his life pointed by the keenest sense of truth, and almost, he was in the habit of joining a

tempered by the kindliest sense of charity. respectable company who frequent the

His literary acquirements were various, and King's Head, opposite Islington church, bis reading singularly extensive in the metaby whom he was recognised as presi- physics of the Hartleian and other schools dent. Forty years ago he was told by of the last age. But his learning on importhe physicians ibat punch would be the

tant points that concerned his profession as death of him. He had then drank it

a clergyman of our national church was solid twenty years, and he continued the

and profound; it was like his piety-plain, practice till the day of his death, wbich

practical, and unostentatious. His taste for it did not appear to have hastened.

music induced him to resign a benefice he The will of Mr. Quick (which, from held, and accept the post of Junior Fellow constant wear in his pocket, was in a of Dulwich college, on which member the very tattered condition), has been duties of organist and teacher of the boys proved at Doctors' Commons. His per- devolve. sonal property was sworn to be under Lately. The Rev. William Allen, Rector

€6000; and, with the exception of £20 of Llanfihangel Isternllewyrne, Monm., and to an old servant, and one other small

Vicar of Hay, Brecon ; to the latter of which þequest, is divided between his son, Mr. churches he was presented in 1786 by Sir William Quick, and bis daughter, Mrs. E. Williams, Bart., and to the former in Mary-Anne Davenport.

1800 by the Earl of Abergavenny.

« AnteriorContinuar »