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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 Incoi. slant, from nally intended for the church; he passed which sbip he removed to the Divmede, through that school with a reputation then on the East India station, when he honourable alike to his acquirements again suffered sbipwreck, 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 bar- up with the energy and perseverance bour of Trincomalee. In December 1796 which belonged to his studious babits 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 ho. afrer to the Trident of 60 guns. But nour on bis classical talents, and display before the Commission reached him in the soundness of bis learning, the depth the ludian seas, this scientific and gal- of his researches, and the purity of his lant, but unfortunate officer, bad pe- taste. His first production, in 1802, was rished in the Swist, which bad gone an Essay on the ancient Greek Game, down in consequence of being overladen supposed to have been invented by Palatbrough an act of humanity to the crew medes antecedent to the siege of Troy ; of anotber vessel. Captain Hayward's it is an attempt to prove that tbe 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 Stures 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 Accompis at the Cape.-4. Henry, the treasures of the British Museum) diof the Navy Pay Office, Sumerset-House, rected the attention of Mr. Christie to lately deceased. Tbe daugbrers were :1. the use and meaning of those painted Ann, wife of Cornwall Reynolds ; 2. Eli- vases usually termed Ecruscan; and in zabeth, married, I Juacbim-Christian 1806 he published a truly classical and Stocqueler, and 2, Henry Till, bulb de- beautiful volume, entitled “A Disquisi. ceased.--3. Henrietta, married to Charles tion upon Erruscan vases." In this Augustus Hayes.-4. Mary, married in work the originality of bis discoveries is 1815 the Rev. Joseph Hunter of Bath, not less conspicuous than the taste and F.S.A.; and 5. Charlotte.

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

ceriain that by those best qualified to obiit Aprilis 18, A.D. 1831, estimate the merits of this book, it is auro ætatis 93.

beld in bigb and deserved regard. A li. mited number of copies having been

printed, the work soon became scarce, James Christie, Esq.

and produced a very bigb price. In Feb. 2. Io 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 Cbristie, esg.

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 emic in whicb 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, ileman whose private character nost and a classification is given formed upon deservedly secured to him the friendship ibis 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 bim, and the extensive reading which moral and intellectual worth.

this volume exbibits, place Mr. C. most Mr. C. was the eldest son of the gen- deservedly in the first rank of classical tleman of that name, who was most de antiquaries. In connection with tbis servedly at the head of the line of busi- bis 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 property 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 wbich preceded him.

illustrates bis Grace's collection of Alar

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OBITUARY.Rev. Basil Woodd.

[May, bles. The catalogue of Mr. Hope's vases, bonour 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;" tbe happiness that springs from Mr. Christie is an E-say on the earliest such singleness of purpose and simplispecies of idolatry, the worship of the city of beart, was abundantly the porElements; the purport of which is to tion of Mr. C.; he was singularly blessed show for what purpose the elements in his domestic affections, in his friendwere referred to by early nations; wbat 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 remeinbered. 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, which it is well kuown copsists where to be traced, amidst the great of a select body, distinguished for high learning in which ibe discussion is in rank, as well as ibe taste for learned and volved.

scientific pursuits. He was for some In addition to these publications, the years one of the Registrars of the Liceactive 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 bis 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 forined Society of Newcastle. ibe most agreeable of all recreations, yet there was not bing about them of the

The Rev. BASIL Woond, 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 Chapel, “ idle calling,” he wrote it with facility Marylebone, and Rector of Drayton and vigour.

Beauchamp, Bucks. But with all bis literary acquirements Hewas born at Richmond in Surrey, Aug. and the great powers be possessed of 5, 1760, and educated by the Rev. Thos. adorning any intellectual society in Clarke, rector of Cbesham Buis. At the wbich he miglit be placed, his habits age of 17, he became a student at Triwere retiring, his pleasures and enjoy- nity 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, bis bearing was that of member to the day of his 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 he followed, to the frequently assisted the late Dr. Conyers, dignity of a profession. In pictures, in Rector of St. Paul's, Deptford. Sbortly sculpture, in vertu, his taste was undis. afterwards be was chosen Lecturer of St. puted, and bis judgment deferred to, as Peter's, Cornbill, in which situation he founded on the purest models and the continued bis 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 which would never permit him, for duced evening preaching, which was at any advantage to himself or olbers, to first opposed by many, as a strange and violate their obligations, we may then movel proceeding ; but be withstood the have some means of judging how in his opposition, and saw his perseverance bands 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 Rubert Manners presented a virtuous application of time and talents. bim to the rectory of Drayton Beau

But let it not be forgotten that the cbamp, to which place he was accus. keystone of tbis arch of moral strength tomed to repair for a few months of and symmetry, was the religious princi- every year. ple; that principle whicb, to use the Mr. Woodd exerted himself very Language of Jeremy Taylor,“intends the greatly and successfully in establishing 1831.7 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 througb the schools on the motion for a Committee on the connected with Benrinck Cbapel, from Civil List, which ousted the Wellington among whom bave risen four Mission- ministry, Nov, 15, 1830 ; and he voted aries, who bave 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 -- Chisholm, esq., and sister to Ed. Churcb Missionary Society, the London ward Ellice, esq. M.P. for Coventry, but Society for promoting Christianity among had no children. the Jews, ibe 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 cbildren.

tentatious conciliatory manners, easy of As an author, Mr. Woodd confined access, intimately acquainted with all bis labours chiefly to tracts and to sin the local interests of the county which gle discourses. The Memoir of Mrs. he represented, and during five succes, Hannab Woodd, bis excellent mother, sive Parliaments anxious to reconcile was one of his earliest productions, the conflicting objects, and to promote wbicb 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 judependent 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 Mowbee, a New Zea- Belfast Tbeatre; and also for many land Youth, wbo 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 tbe 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 face. Tbe eldest, Francis compositions.

Talbot, esq., is a bachelor, of good forMr. Woodd was warmly attached to tune and private babits, 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 to 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, bav. late the life. He was zealously attached ing been mucb flattered 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, the celeof West Grinstead, esq., Knight in Par- brated Dr. Geech, his mother's brother, liament 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., byton, 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 ; tbougb he frequently wooed elected to Parliament for that county in the tragic muse with great success; inGent, Mag. May, 1831.

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OBITUARY.—Mr. Quick.- Clergy Deceased. [May, deed, his 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. At Islington, aged 83, Mr. no, esq. barrister. Joho 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 Whitecbapel, 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 bam, where be performed the cbaracter living he was presented, by the Warden and of Altamont in the Fair Penitent, which 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 be desired bis

of the Oxford Herald, and for several wile to set young Quick down a whole

years assisted in its editorial department. He share, which, at the close of the faree,

was the editor of “The Selections from the amounted to three shillings. In the

Gentleman's Magazine,” in 4 vols. 8v0., 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

the Bodleian Library,” 3 vols. 8vo. ; a pamwas eighteen, performed Hamlet, Romeo, Richard, George Barnwell, Jaffier,

phlet entitled “ Curia Oxoniensis ; or ObTancred, and many other characters in

servations on the Statutes which relate to the higher 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 talenis,

fice ; and on the University Police Act;" of

which two editions were sold, and a third that he was engaged by Mr. Foote, at

lately printed; “ Oxoniana," in 4 vols. the Haymarket Theatre, in the year

12mo, and some other works.--Mr. Walker 1769, where he became a great favourite

was of a placid and benevolent disposition, of King George the Third; and upon

beloved by his relatives, and esteemed by all occasions Quick was expected to ap

his friends. He took his degree of B. C. L. pear in a prominent character. He was

July 5, 1797. the original Tony Lumpkin, Acres, and Isaac Mendosa, and after his appear

April 6. Aged 46, the Rev. Thomas

Slatier, M.A. of Christ Church, and Rector ance in these characters, he stood before

of Shipton-on-Cherwell, Oxfordshire. He the public as the Liston of the day. Mr.

took his degree of M.A. March 16, 1808. 2. may be considered one of the last of

March 6. At Dulwich college, aged 65, tbe Garrick school.

the Rev. Ozias Thurston Linley, B.A. Junior In 1798 he quitted the stage, after

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

was the eldest son of the late Thomas Linley, a few nights at the Lyceum, alter tbe

esq. patentee of Drury-lane Theatre, and destruction of Covent Garden Theatre,

brother of Mrs. Sheridan, the first wife of be did not act afterwards. The evening the late Right Hon. R. B. Sheridan. Mr. of his life was calm domestic sunsbine; Lipley will long be missed by numerous afhe retired with 10,000l., which served 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 acauirements were various, and King's Head, opposite Islington church, bis reading singularly extensive in the metaby wbom he was recognised as presie physics of the Hartleian and other schools dent. Forty years ago he was told by of the last age. But his learning on importhe pbysicians ubat pupcb would be the tant points that concerned his profession as death of bim. He had then drank it

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 i be day of his death, wbich practical, and upostentatious. His taste for it did not appear to have hastened. music induced him to resign a benefice he

II 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 L ately. The Rev. William Allen, Rector £6000; and, with the exception of £20 of Llanähangel Isternllewyrne, Monin., and to an old servant, and one other small Vicar of Hay, Brecon ; to the latter of which bequest, is divided between bis 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.

1831.) OBITUARY.

475 At Kirkby Lonsdale, the Rev. John Ga- 1o Russell-sq. T. Smith, esq. of Wray, thorne , late Vicar of Tarvin, Cheshire. He Lancashire, and of the Hon. Society of was forinerly Fellow of Jesus coll. Cambridge, Lincolo's-inn. where he graduated B.A. 1805, as seventh April 25. At his chambers in Lincoln's Junior Optime, M.A. 1808 ; and was pre- Inn, in his 78th year, John Calthorpe, esg. sented to Tarvin in 1825 by the Dean and He was the 3d son of Sir Henry Gough, bi. Chapter of Lichfield.

of Edgebaston, Warwickshire, by Barbara, Aged 47, the Rev. Joseph Heath, Perpe- only dau. of Reynolds Calthorpe, esq. of tual Curate of Lucton, and master of the Elvetham, Hants. He was consequently school, and vicar of Wigmore, Heref. He brother of the first Lord Calthorpe, and was formerly Fellow of St. John's College, uncle of the present Lord. Mr. Calthorpe Oxford, where he attained the degree of M.A. was born April 18, 1754, was a barrister at in 1810; was elected Master of Lucton law, a commissioner of bankrupts, &c. Mr. school to which the chapelry is annexed) Calthorpe was appointed one of his residuary in 1816, and presented to Wigmore in 1836 legatees by the will of his relative the late by the Bishop of Hereford.

Richard Gough, esq. of Enfield. See vol. The Rev. Robert Sadler, Vicar of Shus- LXXIX. pt. i. 322. tock, and Perpetual Curate of Water Orton, April 26. In Westbourne-place, ChelWarw. He was of Christ Church, Oxford, sea, aged 75, Mrs. Mary Hare.“ M.A. 1784, was presented to Water Orton In Alfred-place, Bedford-square, James in that year by Eari Digby, and to Shustock Rysden Bennett, esq. in 1803 by Lord Chancellor Eldon.

At Stoke Newington,aged 16, W.WandesThe Rev. Richard Charles Hippesley forde Frend, eldest son of W. Frend, esq. Tuckfield, Rector of Morchard Bishops, April 27. In his 69th year, in SouthDevonshire, and late Fellow of All Souls ampton-row, J. Pattison, esq. late a Director coll. Oxford. He was presented to his live of the East India Company. ing in 1827 by R. H. Tuckfield, esq.

April 28. In Devonshire-st. PortlandThe Rev. Robert Wynter, M.A. Rector of place, Anne, wife of John Wilson, esq. Penderin with Brongwin, Brecon, to which In Great Quebec-street, aged 64, H. he was instituted, on his own presentation, Keeling, esq. late of Antigua. in 1818.

April 29.' In Harley-street, in her 79th year, Colin, relict of the late James Baillie,

esq. of Dochfour, Inverness-shire, formerly LONDON AND ITS VICINITY. M.P. for Horsham, and aunt to J. E. Baillie,

March 27. Aged 27, Sopbia-Frances, esq M. P. for Bristol. wife of Frances, wife of Mr. Bruce, of

April 30. At the residence of her moFrancis-street, Golden-square.

ther, aged 24, Emma-Sophia, wife of Josh. April 17. In Park-place, St. James's, Peppercorn, esq. third da'i. of W.J. Albert, in the 45th year of his age, Sir T. Mostyn, esq. late of the Customs, and niece of the Bart. of Mostyn, in Flintslaire, and M.P. late Sir M. M. Lopez, bart. for that county during the last four Parlia- Ac Clapton-square, Hackney, aged 70, ments. Sir Thomas succeeded to the title J. Bryce, esq. as the sixth Baronet in 1796. He was May 1. in Upper Montagu-street, Rusnever married; but had three sisters, with sell-sq. aged 62, F. W. Sanders, esq. of issue, who were married in early life to three Lincoln's-inn, barrister. Baronets. Sir Thomas was generally to be In Grove-lane, Camberwell, Eliz, eldest found in the House of Commons among the

dau. of the late Coles Child, esq. ranks of the Opposition party. He was May 2. In New-street, Spring-gardens, owner of the celebrated Oxfordshire fox aged 82, Fred. Booth, esq. hounds.

May 3. Aged 80, at Ivy Cottage, ClapApril 22. In Whiteball-place, Lady We- ham Common, Mrs. Hannah Dowson. therell, wife of Sir C. Wetherell, adil dau. In Great Ormond-street, in her 64th of Sir Alex. Croke, of Studley-house, Ox- year, Selina-Anne, wife of Zachary Mafordshire.

caulay, esq. and 3d dau. of late W. T. Mills, In her 71st year, Eliz. wife of D. Beale, esg. of Fitzroy-square.

May 4. In his 53d year, Col. J. Nicol, April 23. In Clarges-street, James Wed- E.I.C. many years Adjutant-General of the derburn, esq.

Bengal army. In Verulam-terrace, Frances-Mary, se- May 5. 'In Dorset-square, G. Paterson, cond dau. of Sir F. Hastings Doyle, bart. esq. late Dep.-Accountant-Gen. E.I.C.

At Walworth, aged 37, W. Adcock, esq. May 7. Aged 65, A. Gordon, esq. of In George-st. Adelphi, W. Gordon, esq. Oxford-court, Cannon-street.

April 24. In Devonshire-place, Mary, May 8. In his 53d year, Tho. Massey, relict of the late John Baker, esq. of East esq. of Rood-lane. Looe, and sister of Sir Digory Forest, of

nd sister of Sir Digory Forest, of io Hereford-street, in his 77th year, Joha Exmouth.

Hambrongh, esq.

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