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1823. May 13, at Norfolk, in Virginia, steadiness of popular attachment, when Sarall, wife of Mr. Charles BOWRING; it depends upon the mere manner of a and, on the 21st June, Mr. CHARLES preacher and not upon any distinct theoBOWRING,

logical principle.

For many

July 28th, when on a visit to his son, Sept. 2, the Rev. THOMAS WINSTANat Reading, the Rev. JAMES HINTON, of LEY, D.D., Principal of St. Alban's Hall, Oxford, A. M., after a few hours' illness. Camden Professor of Ancient History, He had been long the pastor of the Bap- and Laudean Professor of Arabic in the tist Congregation at Oxford, which by University of Oxford, and Prebendary of his respectable talents, amiable manners, St. Paul's, London. and high character, he had raised to a very flourishing coudition.

Sept. 2, at Aston, Warwickshire, in years he had conducted with reputation the 80th year of his age, to the great and success a Boarding School, at which regret of his friends and his parishioners, numbers of the leading persons in his the Rev. BENJAMIN SPENCER, LL.D., own denomination had received their 52 years Vicar of the abore parish; also education, Mr. Hinton was in the ma Rector of Hatton, Lincoloshire, and more nagement of the Baptist Missionary So- than 40 years an active Magistrate for ciety, and was much and deservedly looke the counties of Warwick and Stafford, ed up to by his brethren,

Sept. 6, after a short illness, aged 70, August 3rd, at Northallerton, in his HANNAH, the wife of John Thomson, 68th year, after a long and severe illness, Esq., of Keudal, and mother of the late which he bore with truly pious resigna- Dr. Thomson, of Leeds. Hers was a tion and Christian fortitude, Mr. Tuomas character in which was found a rare asMitchell, late of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, semblage of the best qualities of our uadeeply lamented by a numerous family ture. The dignified and graceful ease of and an extensive circle of friends. He her manners, whilst it obtained general was a most excellent husband, a kind respect, peculiarly fitted her for receivand indulgent father, and a most cheer. ing and communicating pleasure in the ful and valuable member of society. cheerful intercourse of society--but it

was in the select circle of her family and August 19, at Shefford, Bedfordshire, friends, that the true worth of her cha. in his 57th year, Robert BLOOMFIELD, racter was seen and fell-here it was author of the “ Farmer's Boy,” &c. &c. that the wisdom of religion rendered her His constitution, naturally weak, had of peculiarly instructive, and the beniguity late years become alarmingly impaired; of its spirit truly engaging. [u what every fresh attack left him still weaker ; manner she discharged the duties of a the last, it was feared, had he survived wife and mother, the strongest testimony it, would have fixed him in a state of is the grief of her surviving family occamental aberration, to which himself and sioned by this bereaving providence; dearest friends must have preferred his amongst them will be long remembered death.

the sincerity and tenderness of her affec

tion, and the zeal and assiduity with Aug. 23, at his apartments, Trinity which she laboured to promote their hapSquare, Tower Hill, aged 75, the Rev. piness. In her religious character she THOMAS Davies, once a popular minis. was particularly emineut. Her piety was ter amongst the Calvinistic Methodists. cheerful, and yet deeply rooted, and her He was a native of Wales, and possessed attendance upou public worship most exmuch of the characteristic zeal of his emplary. Religion she had considered countrymen. His preaching was attrac with care; and holding to the great leadtive to the common people from his ve ing truths of the gospel, she cultivated hemence and oddity, which was not that genuine charity which respects picty without humour. He occupied for some wherever it is tound. It is a satisfaction years the old meeting-house, or as he to add, that as she endured affliction was uccustomed to call it, the old barn, with a patience and fortitude which did in Bartholomew Close; whence he re honour to Christianity, so the glorious moved to Queen Street Chapel, Cheap- promises of this religion, the intluence side. His popularity was, we believe, of which she had felt through life', were never profitable, and we fear he expe- her comfort and support in death. rienced towards the close of life the un

Obituary.--Mr. Laurence Rowe.-D. Ricardo, Esq.--Mrs. Luddington. 551

Sept. 6th, at Florence, Mr. LAURENCE wing had attained to an unexampled Rowe, of Brentford, aged 69; a valua- prosperity. Upon her return after the ble member of the Presbyterian congre- late midsummer recess to the discharge gation in that town, and an enlightened, of professional duties, her indisposition zealous and steady friend to truth and augmented, and alas ! terminated in liberty, whose loss is deeply and will be speedy dissolution. To her truly atllicted long lamented by his respectable family partner and to her three affectionate and a large circle of friends.

daughters, as well as to all her other relatives and friends she had endeared

herself by the many excellencies both of Sept. 10, after a few days' illness, at her head and of her heart. They will his seat, Gatcombe Park, Gloucestershire, long cherish her memory! Her removal Davio RICARDO, Esq., Member of Par- from an extensive sphere of usefulness in liament for Portarlington. The death of the meridian of life and in the zenith of this gentleman, in the midst of days and activity, forms an awful comment on the of fame, has occasioned an indescribable vanity of human expectations, and powshock to his family and friends. An erfully inculcates the wisdom of directing abscess in the ear, a constitutional com our hopes to the imperishable glories of plaiut, which extended to the brain, put the heavenly world. This account of a an end to his valuable life. He was the beloved sister shall be closed with lines, head, and in one sense the fouoder of of which she expressed her warmest a large family, who looked up to him admiration a few weeks ago, when she with affection and reverence. His sound heard them recited by her brother as a mind, sterling integrity, vice honour and specimen of derotional poetry, at the anniable manners, made hinn universally conclusion of a Lecture on the Belles respected and beloved. By his talents he Lettres delivered at her seminary : had acqnired in the money-market a

Yes, we shall live for ever! Life's short princely fortune, which was gained 110

years nourably and used generously. He is known to the English public, and to the May bring their destined trials, cares and literary and scientific men of Europe by And strew the thorns and roses in our

joys, his works on Political Economy, which evince an uncommon reach and peculiar But we shall follow where the Mighly

way: acuteness of mind. He was regarded

Lord as the leading political econonsist in the Of man's redemption, rising from the House of Commons, where all parties agreed to shew deference to his opinions. Ascended,

grave

pointing to This universal respect is the more decisive

our promised

home of his great mental powers, as he was scarcely eloquent in the Parliamentary In immortality and perfect love!

Above, where spirits of the just abide sense of the term, and as he maintained political principles to which the majority This indeed, is the land of shadows, of the House of Commons are strongly evanescent in its nature, and most tranopposed. With extraordinary talents he sitory in its duration. Substance and united great simplicity of character and permanency are the sole attributes of a urbanity of manner, and hence he was superior state of being. “ It is conevery where a favourite. On all great gruous to our expectation of so great public questions he was with the people, things after death, that we live in a and the reader will turn back with new cheerful, pleasant expectation of it. For interest to his admirable speech given in what must necessarily intervene, though our last number, pp. 490-492, in sup- not grateful in itself, should be reckoned port of the “ Christians' Petition against so for the sake of that which is. This the Prosecution of Unbelievers,” -a only can upon the best terms reconcile speech the more manly and virtuous on us to the grave, that our greatest hopes account of the suspicions and opprobrium lie beyond it and are not hazarded by to which he knew himself to be subject it but accomplished.” This mortal must from his origin among the Jewish people. put on immortality.

J. EVANS.

Islington, Sept. 20, 1823.
Sept. 16, in the 43rd year of her age,
Mrs. ELIZABETH LUDDINGTON, wife of

Deaths Abroad. Mr. William Laddington, of Euston Lately, M. LAMBRECHTS. We cannot Square. She fell a sacrifice to the incese offer a better sketch of the life of M. sant attention and unremitting vigilance Lambrechts than that given by himself, with which she conducted a semivary for which we extract from a small pamphlet, young ladies, which under her fostering entitled, Notices found amongst the Pa

pers of Count Lambrechts, and published words, the principal events of his life, M. by his heir :

Lambrechts concludes this manuscript “ I was born on the 20th of November, (the last he wrote) with his religious and 1753 ; I took my Licentiate's degree in political creed. Every feeling of his ad1774; in 1777, I was appointed a Pro- mirable mind is laid open to the reader, fessor of Law in the University of Lou- who must behold with the liveliest emovain. After going through the requisite tion this virtuous man looking back from examinations, I obtained the degree of the brink of the grave, and giving instrucDoctor in 1782. In the years 1788 and tions to his fellow-men worthy the pages 1789, I visited the different universities of a Fevelou, The sufferings of M. Lam. of Germany. I undertook this mission frechts, after a loug and painful illness, at the command of Joseph II., who bore were terminated on the 3rd of August, the unusual character of a philosopher 1823; he breathed his last in the arms on the throne, I was enjoined to lec- of M. Charles d'Outrepont, his intimate ture, after my return, on a subject hi- friend, whom he appointed his residuary therto neglected at Louvain, viz., the legatee. By an article in his will, M. Laws of Nature and of Nations. It was Lambrechts left a large endowment to principally from the conversation of the an institution for blind aud sick Protes. professors in the universities I had visit- tants. To avoid the appearance of intoed, that I derived my political principles- lerance, he declares that he makes this that I acquired that love of liberty and bequest in favour of Protestants only, that hatred of arbitrary power, which because he found that blind persons of will glow ju my breast 'till its last sigh. that religious persuasion were no longer I consider it the highest privilege that adinitted at Quinze-Vingts. He also be. can be cojoyed on earth, to depend on queathed two thousand francs 10 the Inthe laws alone, and not on the caprice of stitute, requesting that literary body to man.

propose, as a prize-snbject, a discourse “In 1793 I took up my abode at Brus-on Religious Liberty, and to present that sels, to practise in the houonrable and sum to the author who should be judged independent profession of an advocate. worthy of the prize. After the conquest of the Belgic Provinces M. Lambrechts published, in 1815, a by the French, I was successively a mu work entitled, Political Principles; and, nicipal officer in the city of Brussels, in 1818, he wrote a pamphlet, full of Member and President of the administra: erudition and of just views, in'answer to tion of the Central and Superior Belgic the work of the Abbé Frayssinous on the Provinces, &c.; lastly, on the formation Concordat.-Rev. Encyclop. of the Senate I became a member of that body, to which very important functions Tue celebrated Carxor has died, after were intrusted. How many indulge them. a painful illness, at Magdeburg, where selves in chimerical visions of happiness he had taken refuge since 1815. He was in the publicity after which they aspire ! one of those inen who have done honour I gloried in again becoming a private to France, and retained, amidst many French citizen, after having thus acted seductions, his character for honesty and my part on the political stage. In the firmness. He was a member of the Exyear 1819, however, two considerable de- ecutive Directory, and of tlie Academy partments, that of the Bas-Rhin and the of Sciences, and Lieutenant-General Seine-Inférieure, elected me as their re in the French army. He accepted of ne presentative in the Chamber of Deputies. conspicuous public employment under In this they conferred on me the most the regime of Napolcon till the French distinguished honour a Freuchman can territory was invaded. He was born on receive; and I request them to accept my the 13th of May, 1753. inost heartfel: acknowledgments."

After having related, in these few

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last; George William Wood, Esq., in the Manchester College, York.

Chair

The proceedings of the Committee, The Thirty-seventh Annual Meeting since the last Annual Meeting of the of the Trustees of this lustitution was Trustees, were read, approved of, and held in the Cross-Street Chapel Rooms, - confirmed. Manchester, on Friday the 1st of August The accounts of the Treasurer were

Intelligence.- Manchester College, York.

553 laid before the Meeting, duly audited by they should have a preference to succeed Mr. Joseph Mason and Mr. S. D. Darbi. to full exhibitions, as vacancies occur. shire, and were allowed.

Applications for admission for the Ses. After passing unanimous votes of sion commencing in September, 1824, thanks to the President, Vice-Presidents, accompanied by the requisite testimoVisitors, Committee, and other officers, nials, should be addressed to the Secrefor their services during the past year,

taries before the 1st of May next. the meeting proceeded to the election of From the Treasurer's report of the officers for the ensuing year, when the state of the funds, it appears that the new following geutlemen were appointed, viz. annual subscriptions for the year, rather Joseph Strutt, Esq., of Derby, President; exceed, in amount, those which hare James Touchet, Esq., of Broomhouse, been discontinued. The congregational near Manchester, Peter Martineau, Esq., collections have amounted to 1371. 168, of St. Albans, Daniel Gaskell, Esq., of 6d., the benefactions to 1441. 18., and Lupsett, near Wakefield, Abraham Cromp- froin Fellowship Funds the Trustees have too, Esq., of Lune Villa, near Lancaster, received 291. 58. Included in these sums the Rev. John Yates, of Toxteth Park, the Trustees have the pleasure of noticing near Liverpool, and the Rev. John Ken a congregational collection from the New tish, of the Woodlands, near Birmivgham, Meeting Congregation, Birmingham, by Vice-Presidents ; George William Wood, the Rev. John Kentish, being the largest Esq., of Platt, Treasurer; Thomas Ro ever made on behalf of the College; a biason, Esq., of Manchester, Chairman of benefaction of 1001. from Robert Gaw. the Committee; Mr. Samuel D. Darbi- throp, Esq., of Kendal, and apother from shire and the Rev. John James Tayler, Daniel Gaskell, Esq., of Lupsett, of 211, of Manchester, Secretaries ; and 'Mr. being his fourth. These sums, which Samuel Kay and Mr. Benjamin Heywood, have been received since the York Annual of Manchester, Auditors. The offices Meeting, and, it is believed, in conseof Visitor, Assistant Visitor, and public quence of the unfavourable report of the Examiners, continue to be filled by the state of the funds then made, hare reRev. William Turner, of Newcastle, the duced the balance due to the Treasurer. Rer. Lant Carpenter, LL.D., of Bristol, The annual expenditure has, notwithand the Rev. Joseph Hutton, LL.D., of standing, considerably exceeded the inLeeds, and the Rev. John Gooch Rob come of the year ; and the Treasurer, berds, of Manchester.

consequently, is in advance to the Cola The Committee of the last year was lege, a still larger sum than at the close re-elected with the exception of Mr. of the last year. The balance now standSamuel Allcock, Mr. Benjamin Hey- ing in his favour is upwards of 1601. wood, and the Rer. Arthur Dean, who Under these circumstances the trusare succeeded by Mr. Robert Philips, Jun. tees have thought it inexpedient to make of Heath House, and Mr. Matthew Hed. the usual addition to the permanent fund ley and Mr. John Bentley, of Manchester. to cover the annual allowance for depre

The Deputy Treasurers were also re ciation of the buildings at Manchester elected, with the addition of the Rev. and York, as directed by the resolutions Charles Berry for Leicester and the of the last Manchester annual meeting. neighbourhood.

They trust, howerer, thut such an inThe divinity students in the College crease will be obtained to the income of during the past session were sixteen in the College, from congregational collecnumber, fourteen of whom were on the tions and the liberality of individuals, as foundation. Of these, Mr. Richard Shaw- may enable them in future to carry this cross and Mr. William Bowen, M. A. object into full effect. have completed their course, and enter During the last year the expediency of ed upon the duties of their profession as investing the permanent property of the Dissenting ministers. Three of the can College in the purchase of land, has been didates for admission on the foundation frequently brought under the considerahave been received into the College on tion of the committee, and from the probation, viz. Mr. Francis Darbishire, attention which they have paid to the son of Mr. Robert Darbishire of Bolton; question, they are of opinion that, on Mr. Edward Higginson, son of the Rev. the whole, such an appropriation of the Edward Higginson of Derby; and Mr. disposable funds would, at this period, Francis Rankin, son of Mr. Robert Ran- be advantageous to the interests of the kin of Bristol ; making the present num

institution. In reference to this subject, ber of students on the foundation seven the following resolutions were passed at teen. It should be stated, however, that this meeting, viz. the three last-mentioned students are Resolved unanimously, admitted, on a grant of half of the usual That it appears to this meeting to be exhibition, with the understanding, that very desirable to bave the permanent

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funds of the College invested in real es the service in the afternoon. The Rev. tates, and that the present is a favoura. Mr. Lyons of Chester, took the head of ble period for the purchase of land. the table at dinner, and after dinner,

That the committee be empowered to moved the thanks of the meeting to Mr. make such investment in land on behalf Grundy for his very excellent services, of the permanent fund as they may judge which he eulogized in a very happy and expedient.

well-merited manner in a short but apThe chair was then taken by James propriate address. Several friends from Darbishire, Esq., and the thanks of the Chester, Nantwich, &c., were present. meeting were unanimously voted to G. The collection at the chapel was small, W. Wood, Esq., for his services as Presi- in consequence of there being but few dent.

able to contribute much who had not S. D. DARBISHIRE,

previously contributed handsomely. Mr. J. J. TAYLER,

Lyons paid Mr. Astbury, the minister of Manchester, August, 1823.

the place, a very handsome compliment. for his honourable exertions in the cause.

of Unitarianism. He has given the Opening of Unitarian Chapel, Wil

ground on which the chapel is built, lington, Cheshire.

besides contributing in other respects Nantwich, Sept. 15, 1823. very liberally towards the accomplishOn Tuesday, August 19, a new Chapel ment of the object in which his heart, was opened for the worship of the Only was much interested.

J. H. True God the Father, at the village of Willington, in Cheshire, three miles from Commemoration of the Fiftieth AnniTarporley, and eight from Chester, by

versary of the Rev. $. . Toms's the Rev. John Grundy, of Manchester,

Ministry, at Framlingham, in SufA congregation of about seventy heard, with great attention, a very interesting

folk. and argumentative sermon from Mr. On Friday, August 22, 1823, a Meet. Grundy, from Acts xvii. 20. In this ing was held at Framlingham, Suffolk, discourse the leading principles of Unita- to celebrate the Fiftieth Anniversary of rian Christianity were perspicuously pre- Mr. S. S. Toms's ministry in that place. sented to the view of the hearers, and At eleven o'clock in the forenoon, a delivered in an unaffected but animated respectable congregation assembled in strain of natural eloquence; and there is the Meeting House for divine worship. every reason to believe, that a number There were present persons from Lon.. who had not been accustomed to the don, Norwich, Ipswich, Woodbridge, preaching of Unitarian Christians, will Bury, Diss, Harleston, Laxfield, and in future entertain not only more correct, other places. Mr. Valentine, of Diss,. but also more favourable views of Uni- prayed and read the Scriptures; after tarians and their principles. The friends which, Mr. W. P. Scargill, of Bury, ofto the cause who were present dined to- fered up an appropriate prayer. Mr. J. gether to the number of nearly fifty, at Perry of Ipswich, delivered a discourse. an inn at Kelsal, rather more than a from 1 Thess. ii. 19, 20. The leading mile from the chapel. In the afternoon, topics of the discourse were, the importhe Rev. J. Philp, of Whitcharch, de- tant and extensive duties of the minislivered to about the same number of terial office, and the high, the honourhearers a very judicious view of Uni able, and sure, reward connected with a tarian principles, from Mark. viii. 29. faithful and conscientious discharge of The hearers were very attentive, and those duties; Mr. W. Clack, of Soham, in many of them expressed themselves much Cambridgeshire, concluded with prayer ; pleased with what they had heard. In Mr.T. Cooper, of Newcastle-under-Lyme, the evening, the Rev. James Hawkes, of read the hymns. At two o'clock, sixty Nantwich, addressed a somewhat smaller gentlemen sat down to dinner at the audience than the two former, from John Crown Inn, Mr. W. P. Scargill, of Bury, iv. 21. The preacher endeavoured to in the chair. As a proof of the esteem impress upon his hearers, consisting prin- in which Mr. Toms is held by all parties, cipally of the labouring class, nat only there were present persons of various the acceptableness of the sincere worship denominatious among the Dissenters, and of the Father alone, but also the cor several members of the Established: rectness of such worship supported by Church. A large party of ladies dined the Saviour himself in this and in other at the minister's house, and after dipper parts of the gospel, sanctioned by his they were with other persons introduced own exainple and also by the example of into the room, where the gentlemen were the apostles. The Rev. Mr. Bakewell, of assembled at the Inp. In the course of Chester, took the introductory part of the afternoon, several appropriate, and

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