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Poetry.- Translation from the Hippolytus of Euripides.

175

And hither they expect to come,

(The treacherous, false crusaders,)
But e'en as quickly as they come

We'll chase these base invaders ;
Without a shelter they shall fly
Before our valiant chivalry,

So, noble Sirs, we will not fear,

Strong in the hope of succours near.
And e'en if Frederic on the throne

Of powerful Germany,
Submits the cruel ravages

Of Louis here to see,
Yet in the breast of England's king,
Wrath deep and vengeful shall upspring;

Then, noble Sirs, we will not fear,

Strong in the hope of succours near.
Not much those meek and holy men,

The traitorous bishops, mourn,
Tho' from our hands the sepulchre

Of our dear Lord be torn;
More tender far their anxious care
For the rich plunder of Belcaire ;

Yet, noble Sirs, we will not fear,

Strong in the hope of succours near.
And look at yon proud Cardinal !

Whose hours in peace are pass'd;
Look at his splendid dwelling place,

(Pray heaven it may not last!)
He heeds not while he lives in state
What ills on Damietta wait;

Yet, noble Sirs, we will not fear,

Strong in the hope of succours near.
It cannot be that Avignon

Will lose her holy zeal,
In this our cause so ardently

Her citizens can feel :
Then shame to him who will not bear
In this our glorious cause his share !

And, noble Sirs, we will not fear,
Strong in the hope of succours near.

TRANSLATION,
From the Hippolytus of Euripides.

Πάς οδυνηρος βιος ανθρώπων, ,
Κόκ εςι πονων αναπαυσις" &c.

All grievous is the state of men, who find

No rest from labour in this world of care ;
While lovelier realms of heaven, that sooth the mind,

By clouds lie buried in the deep of air.
Enamour'd of the charms of life, we deem

Peerless its beauties, present to the sight; And Faith appears a fable, Hope a dream, To souls unconscious of eternal light.

W. EVANS.

OBITUARY.

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1822. Sept. 3, at Benares, of debility, the Blue Coat School," 8vo. 1807. “A Lieutenant-Col. WILFORD. This eminent Sermon preached at St. Chad's, Shrews. scholar has been long celebrated as a bury, for the Benefit of the Boys' Sunday most learned and indefatigable cultivator School in that Parish," 8vo. 1810.-(Geni. of the Asiatic History and Literature. Mag.) He was one of the earliest members of Mr. Eyton also published “ Sermons, the Asiatic Society, and soon distin- on Various Subjects,” in 2 vols. 8vo. guished himself by his contributions to their researches ; his extensive erudition and unwearied diligence received the

Feb. 5, aged 72, RICHARD GREAVES highest encomiums from Sir William Townley, Esq., of Fulbourn, one of the Jones, and secured the favourable notice Deputy Lieutenants and Magistrates of of Warren Hastings, by whose encourage the county of Cambridge. Mr. Townley ment Lieutenant Wilford was induced to was not, in the common acceptation of address his whole attention to those stu

an active magistrate," but dies, to which, with a perseverance supe. he was an upright one.

In his political rior to all selfish considerations, he de. life, he was a Whig of the old school; voted the rest of his life. His zeal has and such was his nice sense of the high reaped its reward; his labours have been degree of liberty the people ought to the theme of praise in all the leading enjoy, that, although possessed of extenlanguages of Europe, and his anthority sive property, he would never even ask a has become the basis on which the ablest tenant, or a tradesman with whom he scholars of the West repose their specu- dealt, for a vote in the support of that lations. The name of Wilford is, in short, interest to which he himself was attached. identified with the reputation of Great He is succeeded in his principal estates Britain, and is one of the many proofs by his eldest son, Greaves 'Towuley, Esq. she may adduce that her Indian empire (Gent. Mag.) has not been exercised in vain.

the term,

· 15, at his residence at Bishop's Hull, 4, at Calcutta, the venerable near Taunton, in the 64th year of his age, HENRY LLOYD LORING, D.D. Archdeacon the Rev. SAMUEL Greatheed, F.S. A., of Calcutta, in consequence of a violent formerly minister of the Jodependent conattack of cholera morbus, which battled gregation at Newport Pagnell, and for all medical skill. He appears to have some time editor of the Eclectic Review; been highly aud deservedly esteemed, and a man of considerable learning, and of is sincerely lamented.

grcat activity and influence in his own

religious denomination. 1823. Jan. 10, at Portsmouth, aged 45, the Rev. John EYTON, M. A., twenty - 21, at Tavistock, in his 71st year, years vicar of Wellington and Eyton-on- Mr. SAMUEL LANG, a member of the Wildmore, county of Salop, being pre- society at the Abbey Chapel. It may be sented in 1802, by T. Eyton, Esq. He observed that this good and worthy man was of St. John's College, Cambridge, is entitled to the character of a Christian, where he took the degrees of B. A. 1799; which he was most zealous to attain, as M. A., 18**. He was a man whose cha- a devout disciple of Jesus. Inured from racter was marked by independence of his youth to the vicissitudes of an infirm mind and suavity of manners.

and delicate state of health, he was blesminister, he was eloquent, impressive and sed by Divine Providence with resources, persuasive ; and his labours have been arising from the valuable endowments of attended with great success, in that very his own heart and mind, and from the populous neighbourhood, where his death unfailing solace, afforded him in his sufis now and will be long lamented. He ferings, by the endearments of a sister, was the author of several religious and “ born for adversity;" and unwearied in moral tracts, and of the following ser- ministering to relieve her afflicted brother,

« On the Victory of Trafal as “ the restorer of life, the nourisher gar,” 8vo. 1805. “ Christ's Sermon on of old age.” In his last illness, bis tran. the Mount, with a Course of Questions quil spirit was exhilarated by animadand Answers, explaining that Portion of verting on the Letters, recently published, Scripture," 12mo. 1805. “ Two Ser. of the transatlantic veterans, Jefferson mons, at Birmingham, for the Benefit of and Adams, delineating an exquisite por

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mons, &c.

Obituary.-John P. Kemble, Esq.

177 'traiture of * venerable age.” He perused Feb. 26, at Lausanne, in Switzerland, them in his favourite miscellany, the in the 66th year of his age, John P. KemMonthly Repository. His regard was siv- Ble, Esq., the celebrated tragedian. He cere and disinterested for the welfare of was attacked on the 24th with a paralytic his connexions; more especially for the seizure, and this was followed almost im. happiness of the young children, by whose mediately by another, and on the 26th caresses he was daily amused. He ex. by a third, which, after a short struggle, ulted in the hope of the gradual amelio. carried him off. He was the eldest son ration of mankind, with respect to the of Mr. Roger Kemble, and was born, in important institutions of law and liberty, 1757, at Prescot, in Lancashire. He and the increase of true religion ; and received the first part of his education at above all, in the prospect revealed in the the Roman Catholic Seminary at Sedgeley Gospel, of their ultimate triumph over Park, in Staffordshire, and was after death and the grave. “What is the pre- wards sent to the University of Douay sent dying life in the flesh, compared to be qualified for one of the learned prowith this second life? The soul now fessions. Here he soon became distindwells in a decaying body, necessarily guished for that talent for elocution occupied in conducting and preserving it. which afterwards raised him to such Pilot of this small vessel, it steers it eminence. Having finished his academithrough the stream of time, amidst rocks cal studies, he returued to England, and and shoals and tempests. There are preferring the stage to either of the prosome calm days, but there are more that fessions for which he had been intended, are dark and stormy."* The example he performed at Liverpool, York, Edinof this eminently pious and amiable man burgh and Dublin, and then at London, may be adduced as furnishing an addi- where he made his first appearance, in tional testimony, from experience, to the the character of Hamlet, Sept. 30, 1783. salatary efficacy of his religious principles His subsequent history is well known. and habits, in living and in dying. The He published about the year 1780 a beneficial tendency of the views enter- small collection of verses, under the title tained by the coöscientious advocates of of Fugitive Pieces, but was so dissatisfied the Unity and Supremacy of the Divine with his owu performance, that he soon Being, the God and Father of Jesus, can- stopped the sale and afterwards destroyed not be disprored, as it is supported by erery copy that he could procure. The incontrovertible facts. But if their truth few copies that escaped have fetched high be denied, and peither integrity of life prices. When he was at Edinburgh, in nor serenity in death be deemed a suffici. early life, Mr. Kemble delivered a Lectare ent test of their validity ; by what other of his own composition on Sacred and criterion may their final result be ascer Profane Oratory, which, from the talent tained ? Wait, until the Judge shall pro- and sound criticism it displayed, gained nounce from the throne of his glory, him the reputation of refined taste among « Well done! Thou good and faithful servant, enter thou into the joy of thy instead of Death. “ Our friend Lazarus Lord.” Farewell! dear friend, for ever sleepeth. They that sleep in the dust of remembered and ever loved! The poot the earth shall awake; and them that who cannot recompense thee, strew sleep in Jesus, shall God bring with thy grare with the flowers of sorrow :

him." thine is the tribute of unavailing sighs and tears; but thy virtue, thy praise, are con

“ Attulit et nobis aliquando optantibus secrated to friendship, and survive in the living tablet of the heart.f

Auxilium adventumque Dei," *-qui Solis W. E.

ut ortus,

Discuteret tenebras animi, et per cæca Park Wood, March 10, 1823.

viarum

Duceret, ipse regens certo vestigia filo. • Jortin.

“ Fuit" was the idiom of the politer + Talis erat, gratâ semper quem mente Romans, for the departed, to avoid the recordor,

harshness of “ mortuus est.” Instead of Vivendique satur, sic vità exibat, ut

periímus, it is, “ fuimus Troës, fuit Victor!

Ilium - Venit summa dies :"-notBrotone de Animi Immortalitate,

mors vel letum :Homer, Hesiod and Virgil personify "Esotla. Muzp, öz' år wor' óhann "Inco Death and Sleep as brothers, the offspring

(Iliad. vi.) of Night. Christ and his Apostles have adopted the gentler appellation of Sleep

* Virg. Æn. viii. 200. VOL. XVIII.

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men of letters. He bad the reputation of system, bore down the resources of the a scholar, and was curious in the forma- country. The characteristics of the Earl tion of his library. His manners are St. Viucent's mind were vigilance, prompsaid to have been courteous and po- titude, energy, and a penetration which lished.

* looked through the very souls of men.' His elevated love of fame was superior

to the jealousy which depresses congenial Feb. 27, the Rev. Charles Talbot, excellence, and bears like the Turk, no Dean of Salisbury, youngest son of the brother near the throne.' Instead of late Hou. and Rev. Dr. Talbot. After endeavouring to keep Nelson in the amusing himself in his garden on the pre- shade, he selected him for command. He ceding Thursday, he retired to his draw was the Bayard of the British service, ing-room, and seated himself on a sofa, not only without fear and without rewhen one of his children inquired of him proach, but without fear and without whether he had finished. “Yes," replied envy, His politics were liberal. Take the Dean, “I have done my work," and him for all in all, he was the greatest immediately fell back in a fit of apoplexy, commander that England has produced from which he never sufficiently recovered in the present age.” The following parto speak again. He has left a widow, ticulars have been communicated to us the Lady Elizabeth Talbot, sister to the by a gentleman long honoured with the Duke of Beaufort, with eleven children. confidence of his Lordship :-He always

prided himself more on the discipline

which he introduced, his success in the — 27, the Rev. J. BARTLAM, of Alces- preservation of the health of seamen, and ton, Warwickshire, in a fit of apoplexy. putting down mutiny, than in the battles He had entered Lloyd's Reading Room which he fought, though a victory of in Harley Street and taken up a news. more importance to the country never paper, and in about two minutes after was achieved than that which, at a most wards fell lifeless ou the floor.

momentous crisis, he gained over the Spanish feet. So delicate, indeed, were

his feelings, with respect to his achieveMarch 13, at his seat at Rochetts, near ments in battle, that whenever an alluBrentwood, in Essex, in the 89th year of sion was made to them in his presence, his age, the Earl of ST. VINCENT, G. C.B. he always endeavoured to change the His extreme old age, and the very infirm conversation. But on the subject of the state of his health for some time prerious discipliue of the navy and the correction to his death, in some degree prepared the of abuses, he was warm and communicapublic for the announcement of that tive. The merits of his services in these event. The distinctive merits of this respects are, by universal confession, ingreat mau, and the services which he estimable. That excellent corps, the Marendered to his country, are happily rines, whose value he so well knew, has seized in the following character which lost in him a most deroted friend. His we transcribe from one of our contem- first request of his late Majesty, when poraries :-" Perhaps no public man of offered ihe highest seat at the Admiralty, the present age has rendered such im- was, that he should be freed from sitting portant services to his country as the in the Cabinet, in order to devote his Earl St. Vincent. By his great victory whole attention to the affairs of the nary. over the Spanish fleet in 1797, he saved This request was not acceded to. When the British empire. But for that victory every effort to conclude a peace with a French army would have been thrown Bonaparte failed, his language was always into Ireland, at a moment when the inve “ Economise and go on.'

His lore of terate system of misrule, which has so liberty and independence continued unalong created misery and excited disaffec- bated throughout his long life, and even tion, had driven the population of that within a few hours of his death he exill-fated country into open rebellion pressed a warm attachment to the cause agaiust England. The discipline which of the Spaniards and his wishes for their he infused into the naval service contri- independeuce. It is remarkable that buted in an eminent degree to subsequent Lord Keith, who entered the navy as a triumphs, which conferred immortality midshipman under Lord St. Vincent, on Nelson. The economical reforms when he commanded the Alarm, should which, as First Lord of the Admiralty, have died on the same day. Lord Keith he introduced into the civil administra- was always anxious to acknowledge the tion of the navy, stemmed for a time that pride he felt at having received the ruditide of lavish and corrupt expenditurements of his education under Lord St. which, under the influeuce of the Pitt Vincent, a feeling which, we believe, he

Obituary. - General Dumouries.-Dr. Knox.-Ret. Isaac Aspland. 179 shared in common with all who have 1821. His Lordship was also appointed enjoyed the advantage of serving under, Geveral of the Royal Marines, May 7, or with that great man; and it may con- 1814.-Morn. Chron. fidently be said, that every naval officer who has not had this advantage, views March 14, at Turville Park, near Hen. the circumstance in the light of a mis- ley-upon-Thames, aged 84, General Dufortune. He was deeply affected with the MOURIEZ, who led the army of the late proceedings at Paris, and pecnliarly French at the commencement of the Restruck with the noble conduct of Manuel, volution. He was regarded in the circle which drew from him the exclamation of of his friends as the unchanged friend of "A fiue manly fellow!" It will, we are freedom, and his character will be soon sure, afford our readers much gratifica. set in its proper light, and justice be done tion to learn that an account of his life to his memory. He has left behind him and services is to be written by a gentle many valuable papers which are to be man of high character, intimately ac. published. He died poor, which is the quainted with the departed hero.-Earl best refutation of many of the charges St. Vincent was made a Post Captain, against him ; having subsisted, in fact, April 10, 1766; Rear Admiral of the upon a pension allowed him by the BriBlue, December 3, 1790 ; Vice Admiral, tish Government. General Stevenson and April 12, 1794; Admiral, February 14, Mr. Bowring attended his remains to 1799; and Admiral of the Fleet, July 19, Henley Church on the 21st inst.

Additions to Obituary.

DR. VICESIMUS KNOX.

(See Vol. XVI. p. 561.) [The following Inscription has been put upon a handsome monument in the chancel of the church at Tunbridge, to the memory of this distinguished scholar and enlightened philanthropist.]

To the Memory of
VICESIMUS KNOX, D.D.

Master of Tuubridge School,
And Rector of Runwell and Ramsden-Crays, in Essex.
Born Dec. 8, 1752 : Died Sept. 6, 1821.

A sound Divine,
A polished and powerful Writer,

An elegant and profound Scholar,
A zealous, eloquent and persuasive Preacher of the Gospel ;

He employed his high Endowments,

TO THE GLORY OF GOD,
And the Moral and Intellectual Improvement of Man.
Anxious ever to advance the happiness

Of his Fellow Creatures,
Upon the purest principles of Christian Philanthropy,

With a lofty spirit of Independence,

And a rare Disinterestedness in Conduct,
He disregarded the ordinary Objects of worldly Ambition,

And shewed himself on all Occasions

The Enemy of Public Abuses,
The Friend of Civil and Religious Liberty,
The Opponent of offensive War,

The Promoter of Peace,
And the Advocate of all the Claims of Humanity.

He being dead,-yet speaketh."

DR. EDWARDS.

Rev. ISAAC ASPLAND. M. A. (See p. 58.)

(See p. 116.) He was a man of much eccentricity of He died Jan. 30, at the Glebe House, character; and, as one proof of it, we Earl* Stonham, Suffolk, in his 44th year. may mention, that he dedicated one of He was a native of Soham, in Cambridgehis books in these words, “ 'To the Only shire, where his father, Mr. John Asp. True God."

• Printed by mistake East, p. 116.

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