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mode of repeating pa sages from new works history and treatment of diseases. He was, of taste, niost of which he read immediately for instance, the first who took notice of after they were published. But, though he che connexion between Rheumatism of the had lived so much in society, he never en. external parts of the body, and a certain ata. grely lose a natural shyness of manner, fection of the heart, which he hence callod which was more observable at some times than rheumatism of that organ. Since it was at others. This was often imputed by those mentioned by him numerous examples of it who did not know him to pride; Though, have been seen by others, which puts the in trulli, it seemed to arise from a diffidence justness of the observation beyond doube; of his own merit. As he advanced in years, though no trace of it exists in any author his manners became less reserved to string- prior to Dr. Baillie, to whom he had comers; for to his friends they had always been munica ed it. He never published any of frank and affectionate. His feelings were his observations himself; but several, bewarm, and he was sometimes betrayed by sides that which has just been spoken of, them into little improprieties į but this disad- have been given to the world by others He vantage was greatly outweighed by the ener- never long enjoyed very good health from gy which was hence given to his character, the time of his commencing to practise phyand the interest which he took in the hap. sick in London. For, not to repeat what piness of others. It may be regarded, pere has already been said respecting his disorders, haps, as no inconsiderable citle to praise, that he was, during many years of the first part he behaved with the utmost kindness and of his residence here, much subject to vio. generosity towards his numerous relations. lent head-achs. He twice laboured under But his endeavours to serve, were

severe agues ; and suffered several attacks of fined to these. He was ever ready to assist inflammatory sure-throat. But none of his his friends in their pursuits, not only by his ailments made any considerable permanent advice, but by his influence with others, and impression upon his external appearance; for the sacrifice of bis time; to say nothing of immediately before his death no person would other aids which he frequently furnished. have supposed, from seeing him, that his Like other men of warm tempers, he was health had ever been bad, or that he had atapt to bestow upon his present pursuits more tained the age of nearly sixty years. than their due importance; and, as increase of [Furtbeř particulars of Miss Anna Seward, years and professional employment, together whose death was announc d at p. 110 of wr with great varieties in the state of his last Number, The liberal attainments of health, necessarily produced alterations in Miss Seward, and her devotion to the Muses, his views of life, he was hence thought by long rendered her dame celebrated in the some to be of a changeable disposition. But Icctered world; whilst her amiable manners, this was never said, respecting his attach- hospitality, and highly cultivated converment to persons. He continued to the last, sation, caused her to be universally soughis loving to his first friends, and was, in return, atcer, and respected. Perhaps no person ever most cordially beloved by them. His man- possessed in a greater degree, the colloquial ner as a physician, was simple, gentle, and powers of pleasing, than Miss Seward.' To dignified, and always sufficiently cheurful to a minute and accurate acquaiatance with the encourage hope, without offending by its in- English classics, she added an inexhaustible congruity with the scene about him. From fund of local and literary anecdote. Natu. his kindness of heart, he was frequently led rally eloquent, slie communicated her knowto give more attention to his patients than ledge in the choicest, and most energetic could well be demanded from a Physician; language. The animation of her coun. and as this evidently sprung from no in. tenance, and the brilliant lustre of her eye, terested motive, he often acquired consider. gave a most forcible expression of feeling able influence with those whom he had at. and intelligence to lier words and actions. tended during sickness. No plıysician, in- Conscious of her ability she freely displayed deed, of his rank in London, perhaps, ever herself in a manner equally remote from arcxercised his profession to such a degree gra. rogance and affectation, Her mind and intuitously. His behaviour to other physicians formation were accessible to all; and no was highly candid and liberal, and he most one ever parted from her dissatisfied with studiously avoided the slightest appearance of himself, or without ile desire to renew his interfering in their professional concerns. visit. In familiar conversation she greatly Such conduct is no doubt, recommended by excelled; and in reading, more particularly its ultimate utility ; but in him it arose from poetry, she was uncommonly spirited and cora a native sense of honour, thai appeared in Her doors were at all times open with every other transaction of his life. As lie liberal hospitality, and to diffuse chcartulness attended very caselully to the symptoms of and happiness over lier domestic, and social diseases, in the order and degree in which circles, was the endeavour of her life. Of they occur in „nature, he load, from this infant genius and merit, wherever she met source, and the excellence of his memory, chem, she was the warm encourajer, and acquired great practical knowledge of luis zealous friend.' Her hand was ever extended prolession. He had, in consequence also in active benevolence towards the distressed, Hade many original observations upon the and ber heart most readily paid the iribure of overflowing pity, to the tale of misery. at originality evaporated in turgid obscurity, In her intercourse with society no woman and pompous inflacion. We frequently meet had less pride. At the table of the respecta. in her puetry with nervous lines, and some. ble tradesman, she was as easy, affable, and times with beautiful stanzas; but neither the entertaining, as at the more suniptuous board pleasing vein of easy flowing verse, nor the of the nobleman. Politeness in her was an more happy inspiration of graceful energy, inherent quality, not an acquired babit; and

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ever accompany hier long. We seldom sec her natural humanity was such as to prompt her thoughts clothed in the dignified simplicity her to acts of kindness, even towards persons of nature, but usually find them loaded with who had forfeited licr esteem. Such, divest factitious and ill assorted ornaments. Her ed of the fulsome praise, which designing prose bears pretty much the same character flatterers lavished upon her writings and with her poetic compositions. They abound genius, was the amiable and intelligent Miss in sparkling sentences, poetical images, and Seward.

Her merits were peculiarly her high sounding epithets; but want arrangeown; the spontaneous offspring of a good ment and precision. lé is understood that heart, and a liberally endowed mind. Her she has left the whole of her works, as a errors arose from a glowing imagination, legacy, to Mr. Scott, the northern poet, joined to an excessive sensibility, cherished, with a view to their publication in a collected fustead of being repressed, by carly habits and edition, with her life and posthumous pieces; education. At the time Dr. Darwin cane several of which the present writer has heard first to reside at Lichfield, Miss Seward was

her name. But of all her works, her episabout thirteen or fourteen years of age. The tolary correspondence must be che most de. circle which the doctor drew around him, for sirable. She had all her life an extensive ten or twelve years from that period, was acquaintance, and especially with men of composed of young men of acknuwledged literature. Her talents and disposition potalents, and of ardent speculative minds: cuijarly filted her for a species of writing free whose spirits, too buoyant for the beaten from the trammels and constraints of regular track of knowledge, soared to explore the yet composition. It is from this source that the úntrodden paths of science, and give new nature or her genius, and clre powers of her systems to an astonished world. To turn mind, may be fairly appreciated; where, alaside the smooth current of nature, and to though intermixed with much tinsel and despise established usages, were the princi: alloy, will doubless be discovered no comples upon which they conducted their re- mon portion of sterling metal. In her re. searches. Their visionary pursuits were marks upon the writings or her contemporadignified with the application of philosophy; ries, always a tavourite topic of communicabut were evidently more calculated to gra- tion with her friends, she will be found to tify their own passions and propensities, than display much acute and genuine criticism. to promote the improvement of mankind.

Her judgment in the selection of the poetic Variety and originality were the objects of beauties of others, was for the most part their adoration, to which they sacrificed with chaste and correct; qualities which in her out remorse, reason, and comnion sense.

own composicions seem to be sacrificed to Among these persons were Mr. Day, (who empty suund and vain show. Had the taste, from Miss Sewara's own account of him, was and exquisite feeling, of this lady, been a capricious wild enthusiast ;) Mr. Edgworth, reared and cultivated with care and prudence, and Sir Brooke Buothby.-Doctor Darwin it is highly probable that sne would bave promoted and encouraged their idle schemes, ranked among the first favourites of the and gave consequence to their speculations, Muses; instead of which, the candid and unby the reputation of his genius, and the va- prejudiced muse acknowledge that hier poetic riety of his talents. In this coterie, Miss fame cannot long survive the remembrance Seward's early impressions were formed. In of her friends, and the partiality of ber perthe daily habit of hearing new, and ingenious' sonal admirers. That a mind formed like hypothesis, she became enamoured of novelty, Miss Seward's should be more liable to act and sighed for the meed of same; in which from the impulse of feeling, chan from the she was encouraged and Aattered by the gal. steady dictates of reason and principle, cano Jantry of her admirers. Possessed of an not be matter of surprise. A woman indeactive and ductile mind, and a romantic dis- pendent in fortune, and fascinating in man. position, she ted with avidity upon the in. ners, is more likely to be surrounded by tellectual variety thus piaced before her. fiatterers than friends; and if the blandishTo poetry she had been fondl; attached from ments of the former found too easy an adher childhood, and her warm imagination mission to her heart, it is a weakness which naturally became emulous of distinction in she shared with nine-tenths of the human her favourite pursuit. But Miss Seward's And perhaps those who lamented the genius was not of a class to strike out new readiness with wbich she admitted the spemudels of poetic excelience; and her natural cious and designing to her friendship, will good taste had been perverted. She was de- allow that, placed in her situation, few woficient in fertility of invention; and wanted men would have conducted themselves withi new and forcible combinations of thought, greater circumspection.] to accomplish such a task. All her attempts

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NORTHUMBERLAND AND DURIAM.

Watson.- Mr. John Davidson, one of the On the 20th of April, was laid in New- serjeants at Mace of this corporation.castle, the foundation stone of a new square Mr. Alexander Wilson, 76.-Mrs. Ann at the head of Howard Street, to be called Dixou, 84.---Miss Hearn, daughter of the Northumberland Place.

late Mr. Joseph Hearn, of Preston, 14.The new church at Wallsend, Newcastle, Mr. Calvert, Clapham, 67.-Mrs. Lowes, was consecrated for divine worship by Tho. –Mr. Thomas Marshall, one of the oldest mas Burgess, D. D. Lord Bishop of St. free burgesses of the corporation, 86.David's, on the 27th of April. This neat Mr. Hutchinson, jun. a draughtsman and edifice stands on a spot of ground nearly architect of great promise, 24.—Mr. Joha adjoining the line of redoubts continued Shipman.---Mrs. Mary Bootimar, 69.from the end of the Roman Wall to Tyne- Mr. Thomas Hewitson, many years secremouth, and only about 800 yards froin the tary to the shipping insurance societies, Roman station called Seyedunum, where in South Shields.-Mrs. Thompson, 74,stood a Temple of Diana, as appears from Mr. John Grey, 81.--This man was an the remains of antiquity found there. instance of the diversity that exists in

At the late Ovingham fair, the Tyne human constitutions. For the last 50 years side Agricultural Society awarded the fol. his beverage was Hollands Genera. He Jowing prizes; viz. To Mr. John Rowell, drank it without water, sometimes in cc. of Holling ball, for the best stallion for hun- pious libations, per continued healthy until ters or road horses, 51. 5s. To Mr. George within a few weeks of his death. Coxon, of Wall, for the best stallion for At Durham, Mr. Thomas Woodifield, coach horses, 51. 5s. To Mr. John Turn. one of the Bishop's bedesinen, 42.- John bull, of Bywell, for the best stallion for Crookes Leighton, esq. 41-Mss. Thompdraft horses, 51. 53. To Mr. Antony son, 34. Wailes, of Bearl, for the best bull, 101.10. At Plasworth, Mr. George Foreman. To Mr. Thomas Baites, of Haiton, for the At Alnwick, Mrs. Hudson, 35. next best bull, 51. 59. TO Mr. William At St: ckton, Edward Brown, esq. Jolinson, of Brudhoe, for the best bull on a At Bishop earmouth, John Paddison, farm not more than 11. per acre, 51. 58: 104.- Mr. Williaın Rearl, 27. To Mr. Antony Wailes, of Bearl, for the At Low Elswick, Mr. William Ryle, 53. best pair of steers, 51. 52. To dirto, for At Ovingham Boat-House, Alr. John the best boar, 31. 34. To Mr. William Johnson,. 75. in the great food, in 1771, Jobling, of styford, for the next best boar, he and all his family were pt away in 21. 25. The sweepsakes of 20 guineas the night, with his house, out building, fur heifers, was adjudged to Mr. Antony and even his garden. All were drownel Wailes, of Bearl.

except himsef and his brother, who Marriell.] Al Croxdale, Durbam, Wil- caught the branch of a tree as they passed Liam Blondell, esq. of Crosby Hall, Lan- down the current, to which they clong till cashire to Miss Stanley, only daughter of ele:en o'clock'he next day, no.rly na kecha the late Sir Thomas Stanley Massey Sian

Berwick, Mr. Branxton, 88. ley, Baronet.

John Nesbit, 99.--Mr. James Stewart, At Newcastle, Lieutenant Co'lin of the 91.--Mry. Gray.--Mr. James Blackett, 7+. West Kent militin to Miss Fearney. --Mr. Thoinas Hogarth, 73.-Mrs. Agnes

At Houghton le Spring, the Rer. John Atchinson, 85.-Jr Alexander W‘Kenzie, Reeves, of Stamfyrdh m, to Aliss Charlton. 80.

At Durham, Thomas (reenwell, esq. of At Herhan, Mr. Robert Gate, 28.-Willington, to Miss Isabella Hars. Mrs Liddie, widow of the Rev. Mr. Liddle.

At Brancepeth, the Res. Willian Nego --Mrs. Vars Oxley, 69 --Mr. Tulip, 26. kell, to Miss Mills, of Winlaton.

At M rpeth, Mrs. Elizabeth Crawford, Dieu.] At Newcastle, Mr. Williamu 72.

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At Sunderland, the Rer. John Clegg, At Cockermouth, Duruthy, third daughrector for 18 years of the independent con- ter of Mr. Edmund Jefferson. gregation there, 60.-M. A. Higgins, 40. At Workington, Captain Joseph Ber

At Monkwearinouth, Mr. Williain Ro- ley, 62. bipson, 72.

At Egremont, Mrs. Mary Clarke, wife of At the Clay Walls, near Hexham, Miss Mr. Christopher Clarke. Jane Chatt.

At Keswick, Mr. Isaac Biglands-Mr. At Fishburn, Mr. Gilbert Trotter, 76. George Hodgson.-Mrs. Mary Lancaster,

At Grindon Lodge, near Berwick, Mr. 74. John Gibson, 56.

At the Raffels, near Carlisle, Mr, ThoAt Bywell, Mary, daughter of the Rer. mas Carruthers, 21. Henry Johnson.

At Wetherall Abbey, Mr. John Collin. At Kip-Hill, Mrs. Dorothy Cockrain, At Penrith, Mrs. Dinah Margin, 80. 79.

At Birkett Field, ncar Keswick, Mr. At Stitchill, Borwick, in his 84th year, William Gaskarth, 82. Sir James Pringle, ol'Stitchill,bart. master At Branthwaite, Mrs. Linion.-Miss of the King's Works, who represented the Head, daughter of Mr. Peter Head, 13. County of Berwick, from 1760 to 1779. At Bird Dyke, in Lamplugh, Mrs. Jane He was s n of Sir Robert Pringle, of Stit. Dickinson, 58; and a few days afterwards chill, bart. nephew of Sir John Pringle, her husband, Mr. John Dickinson. M. D. F. R. S.; and married Elizabeth, At Kidburn-gill, Mr. Robert Watson. daughter of Norman Macleod, of Macleod, At Whinning, Mrs. Elizabeih Fiet. by whom he had several children, one of cher. them married to George Baillie, of Jervis- At Woodside, parish of Dean, Mr. Har. wood, M.P. for Berwickshire; and is

suc- rison. ceeded by his eldest surviving son, now At Hullock, Mrs. Jane Mirehouse, Sir John Pringle, bart.

At Great Orton, Mr. John Stanwix, 93. CUMBERLAND.

At Brampton, Mr. Thomas Atkinson, Married.] At Carlisle, John Wilson, 49. esq. to Mrs. Hodgson.-Mr. William Mun- At Yealand Conyers, Mr. Nathan Hadcaster to Miss Margaret Gorenlock, and win, 87. at the same time Mr. William Monkhouse At Birks Hi'l, the Rev. William Kirkto Miss Mary Govenlock, sister to the bridge, 85. He was Vicar of Hesket in above.

the Forest, upwards of 45 ycars.

His At Allonby, Mr. John Bragg, of White- character was highly respectable; it was haven, to Miss Beeby.

that of a truly pious and amiable man. At Kendall, Mr. Joseph Braithwaite, to The suavity of his manners recommended Miss Eleanor Wilson.

him to society, and his memory will long At Whitehaven, Mr. Hewetson, to Miss be remembered with affection. Margaret Witherington.

At Great Salkeld, in the 31st year of hia Died.] At Carlisle, Mr. Edward Foster age, Mr. Thomas Boustead, esteemed by -Mrs. Elliot, 61.-Mrs. Jane Simpson, a numerous and respectable acquaintance 88.–Mr. Story,--Mr. M. Ridley.--Mr. as an experienced farmer and ingenious William Strickland.

mechanic. He was a laudable instance of AtWhitehaven Mrs. Brocklebank.—Mrs. hopest industry and successful ingenuity, Mary Pears, 78.-Mrs. Wylie, 21.-Mrs. through a long and useful life, spent in Elizabeth Dibinson, 81.-Mrs. Smith. - the active improvement of his talent, to Mrs. Anu Postlethwaite.--Mr. Wallace, the advancement of his family and forclerk to the excise collector of this dis- tune. trict.

YORKSHIRE. "At Seaton Iron Works, near White- The inhabitants of Holl, have resolved haven, Mr. John Walton, aged 67 years, to apply to parliament for an act for estaupwards of 40 of which he had been blishing a nightly match, with a provision employed as forge carpenter, &c.at those for paving, cleansing, and lighting the works. His death was occasioned by an lordship of Myton, and such other improveaccident. While surveying the cylinder ments as may be deemed proper. bellows of the blast furnace, his fuot uu- On the morning of the second of May, fortunately slipped, and he became cn- the foundation stone of the intended New tangled with the revolving crank of the ma- Theatre in Hall, was lai:l by Johu Broadchine; which in an instant severed his foot lcy, esq. The stone was fixed with the cefro'n his body just above the ancle. Ampu- remonies usual on such occasions, in the tation a little higher up the leg was presence of a considerable number of specimmediately perforined, but a moriifica- tators. In a cavity of the stone was detion ensued, and put a period to his life. posited a sealed vial, cuntaining a parch

At Harrington, Mr Joseph Drape, 67, ment, with appropriate inscriptions, and

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an ties with the signatures of Mr. Br 'ad- daughter of Mr Samuel Priestry.—Mr. le", Mr. Vuntain, (th: Architec.) an 1 Williain Dins'ey.--Mis Sarah Jackson, the gentlemen who assistel; together with 30.—Mrs Rushforth-Mr.Tav'or.-Mis. several go d, silier, and cpper coins of Rymer, 77.--Mr. William ('arr. his pr. sent Majesty.

At York, Mrs. Goodricke, relict of HeniThe son of about 5001. has been appro- ry Goodricke, esq.--Miss Fairfax, daughpriated at Leets, to the relief of the poor, ter of Charles Gregory Fa rfax, esq. of bith distribution of soup, between the Gilling Cas le, 14.--Miss A. Moorehouse, 29th of December and the 12th of May. of Gainsbro', 61. The surplus of the fan 's collected for this In his 80th year, Alexarder Hunter, purpose, in the hands of the tr asurer, M. D. F. R. S. L & E. and Physciin to to be applied, with interesi, at any future the York Lunaric Asyium. He praci ised emergency, is 5501 The quanti:y of suup nearly 50 years in this city with the hi bsold this season is 26,735 gallons.

est eminence and c edit in his pr fessinal Married.] At Skir augh, Godfrey Park, character, bis kuowledge of which was the esq. of Catwick, to Ele nor, daughter of result of science, skill, and well-funded the late Robert Wood, esq

experience. His guolness as a man,A Leeds, Mr. Howarth, merchant, to his urbanity and gentiemanly manneis, Miss Lee.

his practice of every real and social virtue, At York, Mr. Joseph Buckle, Jun. to the manly and pleasing manner with Miss Houseman, daughter of Robert H, which he gave his advice, whether as á esq.-The Rev. Mr. Torre, rector of Rise Physician, a friend, or a Men!07, -hisen. to Miss Worsley, only daughter of the late couragement ifihe Arts, or wha'ever apRev. James Wors'ey, frinerly rec or of pared to he beneficial to mankind,-sill Stonegrave.—Mr. Thompson, attorney, to ever embalm his memory in the hearts of Miss Hepworth.

his friends, and of all those who had an op. Ac Bradford, William Bacon, esq. of porturity of knowing him ; while his fan.is Wolverhampton, to M ss Balme. ly and connections will long have to r gret

At Hull, Captain John Masun, of the the loss of a tenger husband, an aff. ctionale Halifax, Hulani London Trader, to Miss parent,a kind relative, and an indigeni and Jane Sa iler, daughter of Captain Angus S. liberal master. In the world of letters he

At Sheffield, Mr. John Brown, solicitur, was highly esteemed, being au: hợr ind to Miss Ward, daughter of Joseph Ward, annota or of several works of great mstit, esq.

among ubich were his editions of “Eve. Died.) At'Moorgate, near Rotherham, lyn's Sylva,” 2 vols. 4t0;" Georgica! Richard Holden, esq.

Essays," 6 vols. 8vo. &c.&c. In his lé sure At kawtry, John T. H. Kaye, son of hurs he used occasionally to amuse him. Johı Kaye, esq.

self with composing miscellaneous pieces, At Kirk-Ella, near Hu'l, Mrs. Pease, such as “Essays on cases of Insanity," on wife of C. Pease, esq.

“ Agriculture,” &c. &c. and which were At Hull, Mr. Joseph Howard, 61. - always well received by the public. His Mrs. Berridge, 49,- Mrs. Boyle, 44.- remains were interred in the church of Si Mrs. Elizabeth Haslewood, mairon to the Michacl le Belfry, attended by a nume. lying-in charity, 47.—Mrs. Sarah Maw, rous and very respectable body of his 69. -Mrs. Boyle, 44.-Mr. John Gurnet. friends and fe'low citizens,

At Thwing, Widow Dawson, aged 107 At Sheffield, Miss Smith, daught-r of years. She retained all her faculiies to Mr. John Smith, bookseller. -Mr. Thomas the last, and was ill only one week. She Mills, s n of Mr. Mi'ls, of Starely Bridge, has left iwo suns; the eldest of them, 73 near Manchester, 21.-Mrs. Shirtcliffe. years of age.

At North Care, Anthony Fosier, e q. 87. Ac Romaldkirk, Charles, son of the At Manningham, near Bradford, Mrs. Rev. R. Bligh, rector of that place, 16. Lister, relict of Samuel Lister, esq. whose

At Bramham, Mr. Henry Childers, 102. charty to the poor, though private and

At Kirkstail Forge, near Leeds, Mrs.But- un stenta i us, was extensive. ler, wife of Mr. John Butier, 64.

Al Barrowby Hall, Miss Smith, daughAt Doncaster, Robert Gave, ésq. an al- ter of Charles Smith, esq. derman of that corporation, 74.- Isabilla At the New Building, near Thirsk, Franwife of the Rev. Richard Hawksworth, and cis Smyth, esq F.AS.11. daughter of the late Sir Michael Pilking- At Ha ifax, Miss É'izabeth Smith, edton, bart 28.

est daughter of the late Mr. Alexander At Bolton, near Sheffield, Mrs. Johnson Smith, book eller.-Mr. John Wyld, 18. relict of Joseph Johnson, esq.

At Wakefield, Mr, Thomas Ray, er, 76. At Leeds, Mr. William Cookson, 17.- At Huddersfied, Miss Sarah ChippenMiss Elizabeth Warham. - Mr. Luke dall, daughter of The lale Thos. ChippenCockroft. -Mr. James Pickering, 29.- dall, esq. of B ackburn, 23. Mr. William Chadwick.-Eliza, only At se by, Mr. Staniland, 70.

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