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important to the State, by promoting the cultivation of arts eventually connected with the improvement of manufactures, and tending to the refinement and elevation of morals by multiplying the sources of intellectual pleasure, by supplying adequate objects for the excitement of talent, and rational gratification for the superfluity of wealth. But let me look beyond the limits of our Society, and notice some of the attainments of our accomplished associate; not casually acquired to indulge curiosity, or gratify an insatiable spirit, far less for ostentatious display, but the result of studies cautiously undertaken and closely pursued in subserviency to public benefit. Let us question the astronomer, enlightened by his observations; the chemist, enriched by his experiments; the geologist, whose labours have been facilitated by the perfection of his instruments; the painter, whose faint and fading colours have received lustre and permanency from his investigations: let us inquire of many an artist, now flourishing in the sunshine of prosperity, but who in his first struggle "seemed born to blush unseen," whose patronage encouraged, whose judgement directed, whose liberality sustained him?-from all these will be heard one answer, one consentient voice of eulogy mingled with sorrow. Let us, I will not say search, but open at random the printed transactions of Societies, the repositories of the inquiries, the disquisitions and the discoveries of the man of letters, the philosopher, and the antiquary; and in all these will be found abundant proofs of the spirit of research, and of the cultivation and meritorious employment of the natural gifts of Sir Henry Englefield. Of one subject I had almost forgotten the mention; those delicate, nay hazardous, experiments in which he voluntarily engaged, in conjunction with the first comparative anatomist of our country, Sir Everard Home, assisted by the able mathematical optician Jesse Ramsden, more strictly to ascertain some of the powers and properties of vision; the powers of that sense of which he lived to feel the loss, and which was only restored to him to witness those whom he most loved tending his couch of death. But how can I, in utter disregard to my own feelings, fail to touch on the kindness of his heart, and on the warmth of his affections, which through life endeared him, and now hallows him in the recollection of his surviving friends? On this subject it is too painful to dwell. Let me not, however, omit some mention of those fascinating powers by which he contributed, more abundantly perhaps than any other individual, to the diffusion of social enjoyment. And here indeed one commendation might well suffice; the commendation of the highly gifted Charles Fox, who was wont to say that he never departed from his company uninstructed. Who indeed, that ever enjoyed his society, could fail of feeling a glow from the sunshine of his temper? Who of that extensive circle of talent and of cultivated intellect of which he was the attractive centre, but must have admired the variety, the extent, and the accuracy of his remarks; the spirit and vivacity of his converse; his easy and unassuming, yet persuasive and impressive, eloquence; that flow of fancy which enlivened by beautiful allusions, and that correctness of judgement which illustrated by striking analogies from all of art and nature almost every subject of intellect; and, lastly, that singular gift of memory, which I will not say gathered up and collected, but admitted and received, as into a well arranged treasury, the riches of the minds of others; nor there to rust unused, but to be re-coined, brilliant with new imagery, bearing the stamp and impression of his own creative


genius? To the zeal of friendship doubly endeared by death, will, I trust, be ascribed and pardoned this attempt, however inadequate, to record departed excellence. Praise of the dead may perhaps be expressed not less forcibly than feelingly by the silent tear of love, esteem, and veneration: but praise of the dead is a debt due to the living; and there may be among the members of this distinguished society some younger bosoms, in which even the feeble-words I have uttered may haply infuse a spirit to emulate the qualities which rendered your late associate the delight and ornament of society; the object of the warmest affections to his friends; and the judge, and guide, and patron of art and science. Such was Sir Henry Englefield, whose loss the members of this Society cannot but feel and lament in common; but to me, from the deprivation of the habitual enjoyments of a friendship endeared and strengthened by an intercourse of nearly half a century,--to me, a loss irreparable.


Nov. 10, 1821. At Ispahan, in Persia, of a bilious fever, with which he was seized at Meyah, near the above city, whilst on his journey towards Teheran, Andrew Jukes, Esq. M.D. a surgeon on the Bombay establishment, holding the appointment of political agent at Kishm, and employed on a special mission to the court of Persia.

Dr. Jukes was born at Cound, in the county of Salop, December 17, 1774; and his public services in India commenced in 1798, from which time he was employed in the immediate line of his profession until 1802, when he was placed in charge of the medical duties of the Presidency of Bushire. Whilst in this situation, which he retained for many years, he applied himself to the study of the Persian and Arabic languages, with both of which he became familiarly acquainted; especially so with the former, which he spoke with elegance, and with a fluency to which few Europeans have attained. His residence at Bushire enabled him also to improve those qualifications for diplomatic employment, which afterwards led to his being selected for important political trusts. He accompanied Mr. Minesty to Jehran in 1804; attended the Persian ambassador, Mahomed Nubee Khan, to Calcutta, in 1805; and more recently served with the embassies of Sir Harford Jones and Sir John Malcolm to the court of Persia.

In 1811 he returned to his native country, where, during his stay, he cultivated an acquaintance with some of the most distinguished philosophers of the age, and sought instruction in the schools of science with the ardour and emulation of a youthful student.

At the latter end of December, 1814, he again departed for Bombay, where he resumed his professional duties, and had obtained the rank of superintending surgeon, when he was deputed in 1819 on a mission to the Iman of Muscat, preparatory to the expedition against the Joasmee pirates; and the satisfactory manner in which he fulfilled that trust probably led to the more important employment of Envoy from the Government of Bombay to

the Court of Persia.

The event which it has been our painful duty to notice, has deprived Dr. Jukes of a part of that reputation which he must have acquired had he accomplished all the objects of his mission. The arrangements, however, which he effected with the Government of Shirauz (in which city he was


great part of the time that the cholera morbus raged therein with such ter rific violence) terminated successfully; and had not his zeal prompted him to pursue his journey towards the capital for the confirmation of his negotiations, through difficulties and fatigues which his constitution was unequal to sustain, there can be little doubt that he would have brought them to a conclusion most honourable to himself and advantageous to the public interest. The professional qualifications possessed by Dr. Jukes were of the highest order. Few men took to our Eastern dominions a more complete knowledge of the science in all its branches, and none have been more indefatigable in submitting that knowledge to the test of experience, or more assiduous in marking the improvements that have from time to time been effected by the exertions of others. But his manner whilst in attendance on the sick was quite characteristic, and could scarcely be excelled. He was scrupulously minute in his inquiries, unsparing of his personal exertions, bold and decisive in his practice; and with these qualities combined so much kindness and gentleness, and such tender solicitude to relieve the sufferings of his patients, and dispel all unnecessary alarm, that he at once secured the confidence and affection of all who experienced or witnessed his admirable arrangement. Nor was the exercise of his profession limited to those whom public duty had placed under his charge-it had, in fact, no limits but those which time and his own state of health imperiously prescribed. Prompted partly by benevolence, and partly by a desire to improve his knowledge by experience, he anxiously sought opportunities of exercising his talents, regardless of the difficulties that are inseparable from medical practice among a prejudiced and slothful people.

In scientific information he was distinguished even amongst the members of a profession by which it is so generally cultivated. The sciences of chemistry, mineralogy, geology and botany, all fell within the range of his acquirements; and if he did not attain eminence in all, he was so patient in his researches, so methodical in his habits, and so unreserved and faithful in his communications, that he was an invaluable correspondent of those philosophers who have had more leisure and fewer objects of research, and by whom his death cannot fail to be considered as a public misfortune.

He possessed also a refined taste in poetry, music, and the fine arts; and had applied himself with some success to each-in landscape drawing more particularly he displayed a considerable genius, and frequently devoted a part of his leisure hours to the exercise of that accomplishment.

As a member of society, he was characterized by a fine sense of honour, and a manly spirit of independence; by a heart full of charity, benevolence, and piety; by great sweetness and equanimity of temper; by cheerfulness and gentleness of manners; and by an ardent thirst after knowledge, joined to the freest disposition to impart it. It is perhaps superfluous to add that he was a delightful companion, and that in the more endearing relations of son, of husband, of father, and of friend, he possessed those excellencies which almost necessarily result from a combination of virtuous and agreeable qualities.

May 3,

REV. PAYLER MATTHEW PROCTOR, A.M. At Gloucester, aged 52, the Rev. Payler Matthew Proctor, A. M. vicar

vicar of Newland, and incumbent of Christ Church in His Majesty's Forest of Dean, in the county of Gloucester.

Mr. Proctor was of Ben'et College, where he took the degrees of B.A. 1790; M.A. 1793. He was presented to the vicarage of Newland by the Bishop of Llandaff in 1803; and was, in the hand of Providence, the instrument of much good. The parish of Newland lies adjacent to the Forest of Dean, which contains 22,000 acres, and is inhabited by poor miners and colliers; who, as the Forest is extra-parochial, had no claim on the service of any clergyman, and in consequence were grossly ignorant. The church of Newland, of which Mr. Proctor was vicar, having been considered as the parish-church of the Forest for marriages, baptisms, and burials, he was frequently called upon to visit the sick. This led him to a knowledge of the state of their morals and religious views. Moved by compassion to their ignorance, Mr. P. began in 1804 his great work of moralizing the part of the Forest adjacent to him; and by the aid of public subscriptions was enabled in June 1812 to lay the foundation-stone of a building to be appropriated for six days in the week to the education of children, and for Divine Worship on the Sabbath-day. This chapel was consecrated July 17, 1816, by the Bishop of Gloucester, and the name of Christ Church was given to the Chapel.

The funeral took place at Newland on Monday the 13th May, at which the whole of the neighbourhood, including all ranks and classes, were present. All the families residing on that side the Forest of Dean, thronged the church and church-yard; the children of the Forest School, which this good man had founded, were ranged round the grave. Never did the death of a revered minister excite more unfeigned sorrow; all were in tears, and the loud sobs of the assembled multitude were heard on every side; their numbers have been rated as high as 2000. The church was full, though very large and capacious, and the church-yard was also full of mourners. The scene was awfully impressive and affecting.-There is no heart so hard, no bosom so cold, that could have contemplated the solemn spectacle, where such natural affection between the flock and their shepherd was evinced (at a time, too, when flattery could no longer be suspected), without indulging and participating in the general sorrow. The silent but painful testimony of their tears and sighs bears record of his unwearied attention to their heavenly interests, and his compassionate sympathy in their worldly cares. He was wept and mourned as their father, brother, and spiritual guide.

The parishioners have proposed to erect a monument to his memory in Newland church, as a tribute of their esteem and respect. But Christ Church in the Forest of Dean will remain for ages a lasting monument of the pious worth and religious zeal of its benevolent and truly christian founder.


May 29. In Bolton-row, of a fever attended with erysipelas, Edward Jerningham, Esq. He was the youngest son of the late Sir William Jerningham, Baronet, nephew of the Poets of the same names, and brother of

* In this labour of love Mr. Proctor has since been joined by the Rev. Henry Berkin, curate of Michel Dean, who raised a subscription, by which a new church called the Holy Trinity, situated at Quarry Hill, has been built.


the present Sir George Jerningham, who lays claim, through a maternal ancestor, to the Peerage of Stafford, by Frances daughter of Henry 12th Lord Dillon of Ireland. He married, in 1804, Emily, daughter of the late Nathaniel Middleton, Esq., by whom he had four children. The family from which he descended is of high antiquity, being probably one of the few now remaining among the English gentry, prior in date to the Norman Conquest; and it is also distinguished by a steady and conscientious adherence to the Roman Catholic Communion. Attached to the faith of his ancestors, Mr. Jerningham had for several years filled the office of Secretary to the British Catholic Board, and had discharged its delicate and important functions with a degree of zeal and ability to which it will be difficult to find a parallel. The General Board of British Catholics, "penetrated with sentiments of the deepest grief for the loss of Mr. Jerningham, seized the first opportunity, after his death, to record their opinion of the many and essential services rendered by him to his fellow-subjects the Catholics of Great Britain." Far, however, from cherishing, toward the Members of a different Communion, any sentiments but those of the purest benevolence, his conduct was a model of genuine liberality, of unaffected kindness, or, to use a juster expression, of true Christian charity to all mankind. The same suavity of manners, the same frankness of disposition, the same warmth of heart, was shown to Protestant and Catholic, Whig and Tory, rich and poor, foreigner and native.

In 1802, Mr. Jerningham was called to the Bar. From the studies preparatory to his profession, he came well to know, and highly to appreciate, the true excellencies of the British Constitution; nor did he value them the less, because mistaken notions of state policy had precluded from many of their benefits the religious community to which he belonged; but he looked forward with confidence to a time when the Legislature might be prevailed on to repeal statutes so illiberal and unjust.

In private life religion was the spring of all his actions; but he practised the greatest of all virtues-true, genuine, universal benevolence-from an impulse of nature, as well as from a sense of duty: he entered with generous concern into whatever affected the interests of a fellow-creature, and never appeared so happy as in the performance of some good. In his manners he was affable, in his temper cheerful, in his affections warm, in his attachments ardent and sincere. We believe he never made an enemy, and seldom made an acquaintance without gaining a friend. To the Catholic body his loss is great; to his friends most bitter; to his disconsolate family irreparable: yet must they dwell upon his memory with pleasure, and in time feel soothed by those very recollections of his worth which now plunge them into the depths of affliction.


June 24. In her 28th year, at the Ivy Cottage, Rydal, Westmorland, Jemima-Anne-Deborah, wife of Edward Quillinan, Esq. and second daughter of Sir Egerton Brydges, Bart. Her death was occasioned by the melancholy accident of her clothes having caught fire, from the effects of which, though her sufferings were most severe, no fatal result was anticipated by her medical attendants. But her frame had already been so much weakened by long illness, that, after lingering for a fortnight, she sunk under pain and exhaus


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