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&c. &c. Oct. 25, 1790, being the Anni- ferior worth. It is the pearl of great versary of bis Majesty's Accession to the price,' which is found in him, that makes Throne." " Pious Memorials a Public him all that he is. He knows notbing Good ; a Sermon preached in St. Paul's of a refined Religion ; of the still moCathedral, before the Right Hon. the dernising Theology of these times ; of Lord Mayor, &c. &c. Nov. 5, 1790;" all, an accommodated, and accommodating, wbich were published by order of the scheme for the salvation of men. It is Courts of Aldermen and Common Coun- in the old way, through the old trütb, cil. Subsequently collected into a vo- that he pleads for life! The powers of lume, these discourses, which had at- Mr. De Coetlogon are great. Whether tracted much attention in the delivery he be estimated as to manner or matof them, were greatly canvassed : and ter,-as to the great and high importthey will be found almost equally perti. ance of what he says,-talents and learnnent to the present state of the British ing he most unquestionably both pos. Empire, both Civil and Ecclesiastical. sesses and exerts. It has been confi.
Mr. De Coetlogon was soon after pre- dently rumoured, without denial, tbat sented to the Rectory of Godstone in the same ahle genius bore its full share Surrey (vacant by the death of the fa. of contribution towards those classical mous John Kidgell); and has since pub- citations which adorned the celebrated Jisbed, " The Grace of Christ in Re- Pursuits of Literature,-a rumour that demption, enforced as a Model of sub- will not easily be discredited by any perlime Charity; in a Sermon preached at son who attentively peruses the Notes St. Giles's, Cripplegate, on Sunday, Dec. to bis National Jubilee. Respecting 3, 1793 ; and published by particular Divinity, besides his Tracts and SerDesire, for the Benefit of the Spitalfields mons, the opinions of Mr. De CoetloWeavers, 1794.” [The Design of this gon are explicitly avowed in the Theo. Liscourse
was, “to add to a collection logical Miscellany, in seven volumes, then making, and which was rendered which was edited by him; and may also necessary by the uncommonì distresses be inferred from the manner in which of more than 20,000 objects, men, wo- he urged into notice the Treatises of men, and children ; pining in a state of President Edwards, especially those on extreme want; not arising from indis- Original Sin, the Freedom of the Human cretion, idleness, or profligacy, but from Will, and his History of Redemption.” a defect in a particular branch of commerce.”] “ The Life of the Just, ex
JOHN Hatsell, Esq. emplified in the Character of the late Rev. W. Romaine, A.M. 1795.” The
Oct. 15. At Marden Park, near God. “ Portraiture of the Christian Peni- stone, Surrey, in bis 78th year, Jobn tent,” in two volumes ; an excellent Hatsell, esq who was Chief Clerk of volume of “ Sermons on the Fifty-first the House of Commons. Mr. Hatsell
sat at the table of the House of Com. Psalm ;” “ The Temple of Truth, 1800," and “ Studies adapted to the Temple of close of the reign of George II., and
mons, Clerk Assistant, at the Truth, 1809," which were extended to tbree volumes.
succeeded to the office of Chief Clerk in
1768. He retired from active service The, following character of Mr. De Coetlogon is extracted from vol. II. of
Ilth July, 1797 ; when the House “Re“ Onesimus, or the Pulpit :"
solved, nemine contradicente, That Mr. “Mr. De Coetlogon remains a noble Speaker be requested to acquaint Mr. specimen of the genuine extemporary just and high sense of the distinguished
Hatsell, that the House entertains a school. He stands
and exemplary manner in which he has • As when of old some Orator renown'd
uniformly discharged the duties of his In Athens, or free Rome, where elo- situation during bis long attendance in quence
the service of the House." Flourish'd, since mute, to some great From the time of his retirement, Mr. cause address'd,
Hastell shared the profits of bis lucraStood in himself collected; while each
tive office with Mr. Ley, and subsepart,
quently with Mr. Dyson. Mr. Hatsell Motion, each act, won audience, ere the
was educated at Queen's College, Camtongue.' MILTON.
bridge, and did not forget in old age the Nothing of person can be delineated use and enjoyment of the classical acmore interesting than the figure of this quirements of early youth. In manners, Preacher. His height, form, manner, he was mild and conciliating: a perfect and gesture, all speak bim great. There gentleman of the old school, and rich is apostolical impressiveness in him. in anecdotes of public men and public These requisites form, however, his in- events of the last balf of the eighteenth
century. He enjoyed his faculties, and came to the office of Clerk, though he a comfortable state of health, to the had purchased this of Mr. Hardinge for last. After having read prayers to his no less a sum than six thousand pounds, family on Saturday evening, he was he, with a generosity peculiar to himseized in the night by an apoplectic af- self, and from a regard to the House of fection, which terminated his life at Commons, that the several Under-Clerktbree o'clock in the morning of Sun ships might be more properly filled than day. His volumes of “ Precedents of they probably would be if they were sold Proceedings in the House of Commons” to the best bidder, first refused this adare well known, and the work will long vantage, and appointed all the Clerks survive him as the text-book resorted whose offices became vacant in his time, to in all cases of difficulty.
without any pecuniary consideration At the time of his death, Mr. Hatsell whatever. I was the first that expewas, we believe, the senior Bencber of rienced this generosity as Clerk Assistthe Middle Temple; and his remains ant: to which office Mr. Dyson appointwere removed, on Oct. 24, from Marden ed me, not only without any gratuity Park, for interment in the Temple on my part, but indeed without having Church. A hearse, with six horses, was any personal acquaintance with me, till followed by six mourning coaches with I was introduced to him by Dr. Akensix borses each, and several private car- side, and recommended by him, as a riages. The chief mourners were the person that might be proper to succeed Right Hon. the Speaker of the House of Mr. Read, then just dead, as Clerk AsCommons, the Hon. Mr. Powys, Wm. sistant. This office, at tbe time I reLey, and Charles Hoare, esq. who pro
ceived it from Mr. Dyson gratis, he ceeded in the first coach. Jeremiab Dy- might have disposed of, and not to an son, John Henry Ley, John Rickman, improper person, or one unacquainted and George Whittam, esqrs. the four with the business of the House of Comprincipal Clerks of the House of Com- mons, for 3,0001.--Mr. Dyson's succesmons, proceeded in the second carriage. sors, i. e. Mr. Tyrwhitt and myself, have The other carriages contained several thought ourselves obliged to follow the gentlemen belonging to the House of example which he set : but it is one Commons, with some of the domestics thing to be the first to refuse a consi. of his household. On entering the great derable and legal profit, and another, hall, in the Temple, the procession was not to resume a practice that has been so met by the Recorder, Mr. Baron Maseres, honourably abolished by a predecessor." and other Benchers, in their robes, to- In drawing the following character -gether with a number of gentlemen and of Mr. Dyson, Mr. Hatsell has ably officers in their gowns, and other regalia sketched his own : of office; after laying a short time in “ Perhaps some apology is necessary, state in the middle of the hall, the whole for bis having presumed, without leave proceeded in a solemn walking proces- or any previous norice, to inscribe these sion to the Temple Church. On enter- Collections to a person whose universal ing the fine Gotbic building, the solemn knowledge, upon all subjects which redirge of the Dead March in Saul was late to the History of Parliament, will struck up on the organ ; on which in- render this, and every work of this comparable instrument two appropriate sort, to him unnecessary. The pubAnthems were performed in the course lic character of that Gentleman, bis of the funeral ceremony; after which comprehensive knowledge, his acuteness the body was deposited in the vault. of understanding, and inflexible inte
The appointment of Mr. Hatsell to be grity, are sufficiently known and ac Clerk Assistant of the House of Coin knowledged by all the world: but it is mons was so honourable to all parties, only within the circle of a small acthat we are tempted to extract the fol- quaintance, tbat be is admired as a man lowing compliment to his predecessor of polite learning and erudition; a most from the second volume of “ Precedents excellent father, and a most valuable of Proceedings in the House of Com- friend. They only who have the pleamons ;”
sure and advantage to know him inti“ “ By virtue of this office, the Clerk mately, know, that tbe warmth and behas not only the right of appointing a nevolence of his heart, are equal to the Deputy to officiate in bis stead : but has clearness and sagacity of his head." the nomination of the Clerk Assistant, and all the other Clerks without-doors. William Fielding, Esq. Formerly the appointment to these of- Oct. 1. At the Police-office, Queensfices made a considerable part of the square, Westminster, aged 73, William Clerk's income, as it was the usual prac- Fielding, esq. the able and highly-retice to sell them; but, when Mr. Dyson spected senior Magistrate at that Office.
He was a lineal descendant from the library, and many fine paintings, collect. noble family of Fielding ; his great ed by himself with exquisite taste and grandfather, the Rev. John Fielding, D.D. judgment. The death of this gentleCanon of Salisbury and Dean of Dor- man ought not to pass without somewhat set, baving been third son of George more than a mere notice. He was of first Earl of Desmond, the younger very superior mind, and his intellectual brother to William third Earl of Den- acquirements were considerable. As he bigb (see Nichols's Leicestershire, vol. had travelled much on the Continent in IV. p. 394); but he derived still more early life, and associated with the best honour from being the eldest son of circles, his manners were highly polishthe celebrated and original writer and ed, which, with the extent and accuracy novelist, Henry Fielding; and in ge- of his knowledge, gave to his conversation nius, imagination, and pleasantry, he was a charm that his friends will long feel worthy of such a sire. Mr. Fielding was the loss of. But it is, perhaps, higher baptized at Twickenham, Feb. 25, 1747; praise to say, that he was a man of acand having been brought up to the pro- tive benevolence, whose exertions when fession of the law, he was for many years they could benefit his feilow-creatures eminent as a special pleader, and was a were unwearied. He did not survive by barrister of the Inner Temple.
many months the celebrated Philosopher He had been a Police Magistrate about Mr. Watt, with whom for a long series 12 years, and during that period he dis- of years he had been united in the charged his official duties with impar- strictest friendship; and whose death, tial ability; and upon all occasions, he breaking up as it were one of the chief was the strenuous advocate of the poor ties of his existence, had an evident and unfortunate. He was allowed by effect on bis frame. those who knew him most, to have been one of the best conversational men
THOMAS HARRIS, Esq. in the country; and amongst those who Oct. 1. At his cottage at Wimbledon, were wont to honour his table, was Thomas Harris, esq. His age was far Sir W. Grant, the late admirable Mas. advanced ; it was that of our late later of the Rolls, with whom he used to mented Sovereign; nor has he long surtravel the circuit.
vived his venerated Monarch, who, for Mr. Fielding had long laboured under so long a series of years, was his most severe attacks of the palsy and the gracious patron and kindest supporter. gout, together with palpitations of the For more than half a century Mr. Harheart; and when it is recollected that ris most honourably filled the arduous more than 40 years ago, a paralytic situation of Chief Proprietor and Ma. stroke deprived him of the use of nearly nager of Covent Garden Theatre. When, one side, it is a matter of some sur- some years ago, his corporeal powers prize that he should bave survived to sank under the exertion, still no disthe age of 73. He died apparently with- ease could reach his mind, which, to out pain, and without a struggle; and the last, retained all its active energy. that firm belief in our Christian dispen- At that period he assigned over all his sation, which had given an elevation to theatrical property to his son, Mr. his mind in his progress through the Henry Harris ; and tbe chief solace and world, imparted increased comfort and enjoyment of bis declining years has confidence to him in his latter days. been to guide by his experience, and He was buried in St. Margaret's Church- assist by his advice, his son, in the exyard, attended by his only son, Mr. Wil- ercise of the difficult duties of theatriliam Fielding, and his nephew; Mess. cal management. Few possessed so Markland and Vincent, his brother Ma- many qualifications as Mr. Harris for gistrates; the Clerks, and other Police- this office.-His manners were those of officers at Queen's-square. By his lady, a polished gentleman, his temper was who had watched over her afflicted hus- firm, yet mild and conciliatory, bis band with the utmost tenderness for up- principles steady, and faithful to his wards of thirty years, he had four child. engagements - bis dramatic taste and ren, but two were still-born. His widow judgment, pure and correct, as those and one son survive, we are sorry to numerous highly - talented Dramatists add, very slenderly provided for.
and Performers can testify, who have
the advantage of his critical remarks John FURNELL TUFFEN, Esq. and suggestions. Oct. 1. At his lodgings in Islington, On the 6tb, the mortal remains of Jobn Furnell Tuffer, esq. formerly a this gentleman were removed from his banker in Bristol, and resident in Park- late residence, the Cottage on Putney lane, London ; where he bad a valuable Hill, near Wimbledon Common, for ini
terment in the family vault built by him liberal dissent from the Established at Hillingdon, near Uxbridge. The fu- Church precluded his acting in the neral, agreeably to his own desire, was Commission of the Peace, but his ada private one; and the only mourners vice and suggestions ever met with the present were some of bis relatives and ready concurrence of the magistrates of a few of his old and faithful theatrical the district, by whom, as well as by all assistants, who have survived to regret other classes in the neighbourhood, he the loss of a sincere friend and worthy was universally respected. man.
After this detail of a life thus actively
spent in the most useful of all pursuits, NATHANIEL Rix, Esq.
the improvement of his native soil, and Sept. 28. At his house, Chiselden of the condition of those engaged in it, Grange, near Kelvedon, co. Essex, of there can be little occasion to add, that an apoplectic fit, in the 70th year of conduct so beneficent was the product his age, Nathaniel Rix, esq. During of a mind consistently pious, and inthe earlier period of his life he had fluenced in all its dictates by the pure resided on his estate at Blundeston, in precepts of the Gospel. Suffolk, but having there no immedi- Mr. Rix has left an afflicted widow áte scope for further improvement, and and seven children to bewail his loss, being a most accomplished farmer, he and to emulate his virtues. He had the was induced to purchase a considerable satisfaction of witnessing, a few months farm in Essex, in a complete state of before his death, the marriage of his elddevastation, but which, under bis libe- est son to a very amiable young lady, ral and intelligent conduct, he convert- and of seeing them happily settled on ed into one of the completest speci- the estate at Blundeston. W.T. mens of economical and productive culture in the county of Essex. While,
LUMLEY KETTLEWELL, Esq. however, he thus benefited his own At the close of the year 1819, property, a corresponding improvement terminated the singular. life of Lumley imperceptibly took place in his imme- Kettlewell, esq. of Clementhorpe, near diate neighbourhood, by the example he
York. He died of wretched volunset to his humbler neighbours, and by tary privation, poverty, cold, filth, and the intelligent direction he gave to the
personal neglect, in obscure lodgings in labours of the poor. Though occupied
the street called the Pavemeut (whither he
had removed from his own house a little with the management of his own extensive establishments, he lent his ready
while before), about seventy years of age. aid of useful counsel and active super
His fortune, manners, and education, had intendance to several of his relations
made him a gentleman; but from some and connexions possessed of landed pro
unaccountable bias in the middle of life, perty, and who derived from his judg.
he renounced the world, its comforts, plea. ment and experience the most beneficial
sures, and honours, for the life of a berresults. These friendly offices involved
mit. His person was delicate, rather be. him further in numerous trusts and
low the middle size, aud capable of great executorships, in which his indefatiga
exertion and activity. His countenance, ble zeal, and accuracy of investigation, singularly refined and scientific, reminded were invariably called forth for the protec
us of a French Alchymist of the middle tion of the Widow and the Orphan.-In
ages. His dress was mean, squalid, tataddition to these claims on his atten
tered, and composed of the most opposite tion, he voluntarily undertook, for seve
and incongruous garments; sometimes a
fur cap with a ball-room coat (bought at, ral successive years, the irksome duties
an old clothes shop) and hussar boots; at of Overseer of the Poor of his Parish,
another time, a high crowned London hat, and effected the most salutary reforms
with a coat or jacket of oilskin, finished in the administration of the fund raised
off with the torn remains of black silk for their relief; as, with a clear and com
stockings, and so forth.
His manners prehensive knowledge of that import
were polished, soft, and gentlemanly, like ant subject, he united, what so seldom
those of Chesterfield, and the old Court. occurs, the most perfect acquaintance
Early in life he shone in the sports of the with all its practical details. Thus, field; and he kept blood horses and game however, while he would rigidly as a dogs to the last: but the former he inva. landholder and occupier resist the in- riably starved to death; or put such rough, croachments of the indolent and im
crude, and strange provender before them, portunate poor, his innate benevolence
that they gradually declined into so low a induced him to contribute to their com- condition, that the ensuing winter never forts out of his own purse, or from the failed to terminate their career, and their overflowings of his hospitable house.. places were as regularly supplied by a His conscientious, but unobtrusive and fresh stud. The dogs also were in such a
plight that they were scarcely able to go sidency, and formerly of Merton college, about in search of food in the shambles or Oxford. on the dunghills. A fox was usually oue May 24. At Prince Edward's Island, of his inmates ; and he bad Muscovy North America, Johu Plaw, esq. ducks, and a brown Maltese ass, of an July 9. At the rectory, in Westmorland, uncommon size, which shared the fate of Jamaica, the Rev. Dr. Pope. his horses, dying for want of proper food July 12. On-board his Majesty's ship and warmth. All these animals inbabited Revolutionnaire, near Marseilles, Lieut. the same house with himself, and they Rcb. Savery Harvey, R. N. were his only companions there; for no Aug. 1. At Washington, in Pennsylvamortal (i. e. no human being) was allowed nia, Mr. Thomas Spring, farmer and purto enter that mysterious mansion. The seryman, lately resident in the neighbour. front door was strongly barricadoed withio ; hood of Sheffield. He fell a victim to the and he always entered by the garden, disorder which had long afflicted him in which communicated with the Clemen. England. He was journeying towards the thorpe fields, and thence climbed up by a Western States, when his life was termiladder into a small aperture that had once nated, and his family left without home, been a window. He did not sleep in a without friends, destitute of his paternal bed, but in a potter's crate filled with hay, guidance and care. into which he crept about three or four Aug. 11. On-board his Majesty's ship o'clock in the morning, and came out Tartar, Howard, third son of Col. Sir again about noon the following day. His Howard Douglas. money used to be laid about in his window
Aug. 14. At Cheltenham, in his 38th seats, and on his tables; and, from the year, T. Burton Fitzgerald, esq. Commis. grease it had contracted by its transient missioner of his Majesty's Stamps in IreJodgment in his breeches pockets, the land. Bank notes were once or twice devoured Sept. 3. Ai Cornforth, Durham, aged 83, by rats. His own aliment was most strange Mr. Robert Bell, 31 years a private and and uninviting ; vinegar and water his be. master tailor in the 58th regiment of foot. verage; cocks' heads, with their wattles He was wounded at Quebec,' in America, and combs, baked on a pudding of bran on the day that Gen. Wolfe was killed ; and treacle, formed his most dainty dish; and was also at the siege of Gibraltar with occasionally he treated himself with rab- Gen. Elliot in 1782. bits' feet: he liked tea and coffee, but Sept. 7. At Ketta House, near Darling. these were indulgences too great for every ton, the Rev. Henry Hardinge, rector of day. He read and wrote at all hours not Stanhope (valued at 50001. a year). He occupied with the care of ihe aforesaid nu- was son of Nicholas Hardinge, esq. clerk of merous domestic animals, and with what the House of Commons and joint Secretary he called the sports of the field. His inte- of the Treasury, by Jane sister of Lord grity was spotless; bis word at all times Chancellor Camden." He was brother of being equal to other men's bonds. He the late George Hardinge, esq. Chief Jusa professed no religion. He used to carry tice of Brecon, and of Sir Richard Har. about with him a large sponge, and on dinge, bart. and father of Capt, Geo. Har. long walks or rides he would now and then dinge, R. N. (who fell in action in the East stop, dip the sponge in water, and soak Indies), and of Sir Hen. Hardinge, K.C.B. the top of his head with it, saying it re- M.P. for the city of Durham. freshed him far more than food or wine. Sept. 8. Mr. Palmer, auctioneer, of He admitted no visitor whatever at his own Wimpole-street, Cavendish-square. house; but sometimes went to see any per- Sept. 9. In his 86th year, James Young, son of whose genius or eccentricity he had esq. of West Hill, Battersea Rise, Surrey. conceived an interesting opinion; and be Sept. 10. At Chichester, in bis 80th year, liked on these visits to be treated with a John Quantock, esq. one of his Majesty's cup of tea or coffee, books, and a pen and Justices of the Peace, and a Deputy Lieuink; he then sat down close to the fire, tenant for the county of Sussex. rested his elbows on his knee, and, almost In Soho-square, aged 63, very suddenly, in a double posture, would read till morn- Charles Trelawny Brereton, esq. formerly ing, or make extracts of passages pecu- M. P. for St. Micbael's, and Lieut-col. of liarly striking to him. His favourite sub. the Coldstream regiment of Foot Guards. jects were the pedigree of blood-horses, Sept. 11, At Walham Green, in bis 761h the writings of freethinkers, chemistry and year, the Rev. Leonard Chappelow, of natural history.
At Weymouth, Susanoah Mary Dehanes,
relict of the late Wm. Henry, esq. of the DEATHS.
island of Barbadoes, and daughter of John 1820. AT Calcutta, aged 36, S. Ballin, Beccles, esq. Attorney General of that April 30. esq. late of Holloway.
island. May 7. At Madras, the Rev. Wm. Am. Sept. 19. At Ranelagh, near Dublin, boor Keating, Senior Chaplain at that Pre