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The late Gen. the Rt. Hon. RICHARD FITZPATRICK, Colonel of
the 47th Regt. of Foot, and M.P. for Tavistock.
I wish no other herald,
THIS officer, younger brother to the present Earl of Upper
1 Ossory, and uncle to the Marquis of Lansdowne and Lord Holland, was born in January 1749 : he was educated at Westminster School, and the academy at Caen in Normandy.-The first commission to which he was appointed was an Ensigncy in the Foot Guards; and he served two campaigns with distinction in America, though, as a legislator, condemning the policy of that war. He afterwards quitted the Guards, but reserved the rank in the army of Lieutenant-Colonel.
In 1782, General Fitzpatrick was appointed Secretary to His Grace the Duke of Portland, then Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland; in 1783, Secretary at War, to which situation he was again appointed in 1806, in the administration of Lord Grenville.
Although connected by blood, and at his outset by interest, with some of Mr. Fox's opponents, General Fitzpatrick was a Whig, and uniformly followed the fortunes of that statesman.-By the side of Mr. Fox, after his return from America, he declaimed against that war, in which, according to his duties as a soldier, he
had fleshed his sword. From that hour to the hour of his death there was not a curve in the politics of General Fitzpatrick; yet, though devoted to his party, the General's fine manners attracted the intercourse of his political adversaries. His society was cultivated by many high persons on the other side, of almost all political questions, one of whom, the late Duke of Queensbury, left to him a useful and noble memorial of regard, in a legacy which reflected honour upon both the Duke and the General.
General Fitzpatrick seldom mixed in debate beyond his official exigencies. In these discussions he was exactly what he ought to be, and what might have been expected from a man of his knowledge and taste. Nothing could be more full, and, at the same time, more clear and succinct, than his speeches and replies during the two periods (1783 and 1806-7) of his being Secretary at War. His antecedent function of Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, was marked with the like ability.
An occasion, however, occurred, on which General Fitzpatrick gave demonstration that he was capable of bolder flights. This was upon his motion respecting the Marquis de la Fayette. Never was praise more just than the praise of the late Lord Melville on this subject, namely, “ that the Honourable General's two friends had only impaired the impression made by his speech :" never was praise more flattering, when those two friends were no other than Mr. Fox and Mr. Sheridan.-If a "single speech" created the fame of Gerrard Hamilton, the title of General Fitzpatrick to a niche in the temple is no wise inferior. It was the universal feeling of all who heard it, of friends and of foes, that the speech of the General for the purpose of obtaining the interference of the British Government for the deliverance of La Fayette from his confinement in the dungeons of Olmutz, under the orders of the Austrian Goverument, was, to all its purposes, as nearly as any work of man can be perfection itself. It will long be remembered as the finest specimen of pathetic eloquence and generous sentiment ever exbibited in the British House of Commons.
But the reputation of that speech, as of every exercise of bis mental powers, came upon General Fitzpatrick unlooked for. His excellence, even in his best talent, was the effect of relaxation, not of industry. Instructed by observation that the proper world of a rational being is his own circle, General Fitzpatrick had formed, perhaps, the truest estimate of popular acclaim; and to the " Crond lielow" (as in some beautiful verses in one of the buildings at SL