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mas Woodforde, of Worcester Col- Rawes, of St. Edmund Hall; Eardlege; and Johnson Grant, of St. lin Norton, of University College; John's College, B. A. were admit- Johu Warren and Geo. Rashleigti, ted Masters of Arts. Mr. Wm. of Oriel College; George Hancox, Henry. Tinney, of Magdalen Col- of Queen's College; Thomas Tallege, who distinguished himself in bot, of St. Edmund Flall; and Henthe extraordinary examinations of ry Seymer, Esq. of Corpus Christi the present year, was admitted a College; were admitted Bachelors complete Bachelor of Arts, Messrs. of Arts, John Wills, of Wadham College; 21st. William Henry Moseley, John Williams, of St. Edmund B. M. of St. Mary Hall, was adınitHall; Charles Henry Sampson, of ted Doctor in Medicine.---John Magdalen Hall; Thomas Darke Willis, Esq. of Corpus Christi Coland Peter Frye Hony, of Exeter lege, was admitted Master of Arts, College; Thomas Tudball, of Bal- Grand Compounder. liol College; Edward Miller, of 22d. The Rev, Robert Portens Quèen's College; Robert Bailey Beachcroft, B. A. of Oriel College, Fisher, of Pembroke College'; was admitted Master of Arts, George Hilliard and William St. Grand Compounder. Clare, of Christ Church; John Pol- Mr. Edward Hughes, of Jesus lard, John Hannier, Esq. and Tho- College, was elected Scholar of mas Dunbar, Esq. of Brasenose that Society. College; John Rowland, Berkley, The Rev. Charles Crane, B. A. Thomas Huntingford, and Houlton has been instituted by the Hon. Hartwell, of New College; Robin- ' and Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of son Elsdale, of Corpus Christi Col- Litchfield and Coventry to the rece lege; Giles Rooke Esq. John Pyke, tory of Stoketon, in the county of and Richard Roberts, of Merton Warwick, College; Robert C. Jones and II. The Rev. Townley Clarkson, M. Youde, of Jesus College ; Hugh A. fellow and bursar of Jesus ColCarleton and James Pigott, of Wor- lege, Cambridge, has been insticester College were admitted Ba- tuted to the vicarage of Hinxton in chelors of Arts.

Cambridgeshire, on the presenta17th. The Rev. John Carleton, tion of the Lord Chancellor. A. M, of Worcester College, and The Rev. Thomas Stanley Faber, Rector of Hartest cum Boxted, in M. A. has been presented by the the Diocese of Norwich, was ad- Hon, and Right Rev. the Lord inittéd Bachelor and Doctor in Bishop of Durham, to the vicarage Divinity.

of Stockton-upon-Tees. The Rev. Thomas Davies, B. A. The Rev. William Browne is liof Jesus College, was admitted censed to the perpetual curacy of Master of Arts.

Charsfield in Suffolk, on the preMr. J. Rose, of Christ Church, Sentation of the Hon. William Penn was admitted Bachelor of Arts. Curzon,

20th. the Rev. James Joyce, of The Rev. Daniel Packard, M. A. St. Erlmund Hall; James Henville, is instituted to the rectory of Fordof New College; Mr. Ralph Rice, ley, and also to the vicarage of of Oriel College; Rev. James Gar- Westleton, both in Suffolk, on his bett, of Christ Church; and Mr. own petition, he being the patron. Henry Williams, of Merton Col- The Lord Bishop of Lincoln has iege, B. A. were admitted Masters presented the Rev. Vincent Bayley, of Ari3.Mess, Robert Booth M. A. fellow of Trinty Coilege lol. VIII. Churchm, May. June, 1805.

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Cambridge, domestic chaplain to of Wickham Bishops, has been colhis lordship, to the sub-deanry of lated by the Lord Bishop of LonLincoln, void by the death of the don to the rectory of Pattiswick in Rev. Dr. Paley.

Essex, vacant by the death of the The Rev. Thomas Leigh, rector Rev. John Shepherd, M. A.

MONTHLY OBITUARY.

bulbs Farther Particulars of the late tion; and he likewise . employed Dr. PALEY. See

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400. some hours in private teaching. THIS celebrated divine was the His lectures on moral and political the small living of Helpestone, near celebrated work on these subjects; Peterborough. About 1746, hc ob- and many of the arguments in his tained the mastership of Giggles- Evidences of Christianity, are stated wick school, Yorkshire, to which to have been given in his lectures place he removed with his family. on the Greek Testainent. The maIn his father's school, Dr. Paley thematics and inetaphysics were remained till 1759, when he enter- the province of Dr. Law. This ed a student of Christ's College, union of labours formed a close and Cambridge, and his application to endearing friendship between the his studies was such, that he be- tutors, which ended only with the came senior wrangler in 1703. On death of Dr. Paley. The Hyson taking his bachelor's degree, he left Club, which was formed by the college, and accepted the situation wranglers of Dr. Waring's year, of assistant in the school at Green- met, as the name imports, to drink wich. After continuing there about a social cup of tea. Of this friendly three

years, he returned to his col- society, Paley became a member, lege, of which he was elected a by which means he acquired a partifellow. Soon afterwards, he was cular intiinacy with Waring, one of associated as tutor with Dr. Law the profoundest, mathematiciaus, (now bishop of Elphin). Dr. Shep- and nothing else, in the world. He herd, the late plumian professor used to say, that there were not was principal tutor, and taking the above two or three mathematicians half of the profits for himself, he in Europe that understood his writdivided the other moiety between ings, and yet he always examined Paley and Law. The characters the candidates for Dr. Smith's of these tutors filled the col- prizes in them. Paley was not atlege, and they soon compelled Dr. tached to this study, yet the simpliShepherd in content hiinself with city and integrity of Waring conone-third of the profits of the tuis tributed to ceinent a friendship tion, as he did not contribute to its which could not have been formed support.

on similiarity of intellectual taste. After this appointment, Dr. Pa- When, however, an edition of Warley's time was spent in great exer- ing's Miscellanea Analytica was tion. His public lectures were the printed in 1774, his friend correctresult of much time and applica- ed the press, and the author ac.

kuowledged knowledged bis obligations in the made to its principles as rules for following handsome compliment: action, it was the duty of the au“ In hoc opere edendo plurimam debeo thor to explain what was liable to curis viri Reverendi Gul. Paley, in misconstruction, and to abandon litteris humanioribus, et theologicis, what he could not defend. Before eruditissimi. et in veritatis investi- the publication of this work, Dr. gatione ingenii viribus maximè pol- Paley had printed a sermon preachlentis."

ed at Dublin at the consecration of Dr. Paley was a frequent preach- his friend Dr. Law, to the bishopric er in the University pulpit, and of Clonfert. At this time he, Dr. though his manner was not eloquent, Paley, was preferred to the archyet there was so much originality deaconry of Carlisle. In 1789, the and instruction in his sermons, that bishop of Ely niade him the offer he had always a crowded audience. of the mastership of Jesus College, It is to be lamented that so few of Cambridge, which honourable situhis sermons have been printed; but ation the Dr. declined; but shewed his friends, we hope, will not suf- his sense of the favour intended him, fer his literary remains to perish. by dedicating to his Lordship bis

In 1776, Dr. Paley quitted col- admirable volumes on the Evidences lege and married, at which time he of Christianity, published in 1794. had only the small living of Dalston This is a work of standard reputain Cumberland; but he soon after tion, and which there is every reaobtained from the bishop of Car- son to believe, has been productive lisle, the more valuable one of Ap- of the most beneficial effects in pleby in Westmoreland. It is re- correcting the evils of scepticism lated, that the condition on which and infidelity. In conjunction with this benefice was bestowed was, this work must be mentioned the that Dr. Paley should publish his Horæ Pauline, of which Mr. Gis“ Moral and Political Philosophy.” borne justly observes, that it posThis celebrated work appeared in sesses the combined merits of ori1785, in one volume quarto, and ginality, acuteness, and sound reait has been frequently reprinted in soning, in a degree seldom equalled. two volumes octavo. Its success Soon after the appearance of the is in a great measure owing to its “ Evidences of Christianity,” the being adopted in the University of bishop of London gave Dr. Paley a Cambridge as a book of examina- prebend in the Cathedral of St. tion; and yet sone very able writ- Paul's. The subdeanry of Lincoln ers have attacked its leading princi- was presented to him about the ple of general expediency as tend- same time by the bishop of that diing to dangerous conclusions. Its ocese; and lastly, the bishop of principal assailants have been Mr. Durham, always eager to reward Gisborne and Mr. Pearson ; but merit, conferred on him the subDr. Paley never answered any of stantial benefiçe of Bishop Wearhis opponents, nor altered the du- mouth, worth 15001. a-year. To bious positions in his book, which the last mentioned prelate, Dr. his warmest adınirers must admit Paley dedicated his voluine on are open to objection. To what

“ Natural Theology,” which may this silence is to be attributed, we rank with any of his former labours, shall not say; but we cannot help although from the dedication it apthinking, that as the work is made pears, that he was then in a very a text book, and references of intirin state of health. Besides the course will not be unfrequently performances here enumerated, he

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wrote a brief, but masterly account the death of the Rev. Mr. Dossie, of the Life and Character of bishop in December 1753, was reserved Law of Carlisle, in the Encyclopæ- for Mr. Wilkinson till he was of dia Britannica, a small pamphlet sufficient age to take it, in August against the delusive and mischiev. 1754. To attempt to give merely ous political doctrines imported in- a sketch or outline of so great a to this country, at the commence character as the late Mr. Wilkinson, ment of the French Revolution, might, to those who were best acand a Discourse to the Younger quainted with him, appear an act Clergy. He was also the editor of great temerity and presumption. of Collyer's Sacred Interpreter, The common language used by re2 vols. 8vo, the merits of which latives or others, to convey their book he discovered when he was ideas to the world, of the virtues examining chaplain to the bishop of or excellencies of their deceased Carlisle.

friends, would certainly, on this Farther account of the Reo melancholy occasion, be every way JAMES WILKINSON, mentioned in inadequate to the purpose. The our Obituary, page 239.--He was pencil of a superior master would the fourth and last surviving of be required to give even an imperseven sons of Andrew Wilkinson, fect delineation of such transcenof Boroughbridge, Esq. M. P. and dant merit as attached to him, who of Barbara, eldest daughter of might justly be called the father of William Jessop, of Broomhall, Esq. the town of Sheffield and its neighM.P. and also one of his Majesty's bourhood; whose every hour ak Judges of Chester, by the Hon. most, for half a century past, bas Mary Jessop, eldest daughter and been anxiously employed, with a heiress of James Darcy, of Sed- solicitude and ability almost unbury, in the county of York, Esq. paraleled, to promote the temporal afterwards created Baron Darcy, ånd eternal happiness of every being of Navan, in the kingdom of Ire- within the sphere of his action. land, which title, being limited to Whether we regard him as a divine, the male heirs of the said Mary, labouring by his example, as well became extinct by the death, with- as precept, to inculcate the graird out issue, of James Lord Darcy, and sacred truth of revealed reliher only son, and the maternal gion, which involves and implicates uncle of Mr. Wilkinson. After re- every consideration on which our ceiving the advantage of a most future happiness depends, or, as a excellent classical education under Magistrate, executing those laws Mr. Clark, of Beverly school, he of his country, which were framed removed to Clare håll, iv Cam- by the legislature for the protection bridge, and was admitted to the de- of everything valuable in society, gree of A. B, in the year 1752, and with a most patient attention to proceeded A. M. in 1754. lle never every minute particular, from every married. The vicarage of Shet- person, but most particularly from field, which was alternately in the the poor, the ignorant, and unprogift of Mr. Wilkinson's father, and tected, to enable him to administer of the Gells, of Hopton, by right justice with the most scrupulous of the marriage of John Gell impartiality, but, at the same time, (grandfather of the present Philip to blend it with mercy, whenever Gell, of Hopton, Esq.) with Isa- it was in his power :- Whether we bella, another of the judge's daugh- consider him as a friend, ever ready ters, and which became vacant by with his purse, as well as with his

advice advice or interest, to do any good valuable a member of the comis or generous act; or as a great pub-' munity, lic character, commanding respect

Notice is hereby giden, by a dignity in person and manners That it is most respectfully requestrarely to be met with, who was de ed, that all those to whom it may servedly looked up to and consulted be convenient, would appear in upon every occasion, whether for mourning as aforesaid, on Sunday the relief of the poor, the defence the 3d of February next. of his country, the protection of WILLIAM NICHOLSON, every useful institution, the encou- Jan. 23, 1805. Master Cutler. ragement of merit in any situation, Aged 69, the Rev. Charles Moss, or of any plan calculated in any D. D. Precentor of Wells Catheway to improve or benefit society dral, and canon residentiary of St. in general, but inore particularly Paul's. He was the son of the late the town and neighbourhood of Bishop of Bath and Wells. Sheffield :- Whether we contem

At Castle Ashby, Northamptonplate him in any or all of the above shire, in the 66th year of his age, points of view, there will be abun- the Rev. Edward Seagrave, A. M. dant reason to admire the excel rector of that place, and of Westlence of his understanding, the in- cote Barton, in the county of tegrity of his conduct, and the zeal Oxford. which he displayed in accomplish- At Carlton Scroop, near Graning all his purposes. After having tham, aged 77, the Rev. John said thus much, it may appear need- Darwin, M. A. rector of that place, less to add, how greatly the world and late of Elston, Nottinghamwill deplore the loss of a man, who shire. He was brother to the cele was certainly one of the brightest brated Dr. Darwin, author of the ornaments of human nature. To « Loves of the Plants, Zoonomia, shew the deep sense of the obliga- &c. tions the inhabitants of so respec

Lately, aged 68, at his house in table and populoas a town as Shef- St. Faith's Lane, Norwich, John field thought themselves under to so Churchman, Esq. who for the last good a man and upright a magis- twenty or thirty years, lived the trate, the Master of the Cutlers' life of a hermit; never going Company, in compliance with the abroad, and but seldom admitting general wish, issued the following the company of a few select indiadvertisement:

viduals. He was of a very studious

turn, and in his early days had culFOR THE LATE MR. WILKINSON, tivated a poetical talent, and other

“ It having been suggested to me literary attainments. by a number of very respectable At Knightsbridge, in his 76th characters, that there would be year, Arthur Murphy, Esq.a bencher great propriety in the inhabitants of Lincoln's Inn, and a distinguishof the town and immediate neigh- ed dramatic and biographical bourhood of Sheffield appearing in writer. He was the son of a mermourning, on cne Sunday after the chant at Dublin, and born near interment of their late most re- Elphin, in 1730. He received his vered and respected Vicar and education at the Jesuits' College, Magistrate, the Rev. James Wil- at St. Omer, where he acquired a kinson, to testify their deep sorrow profound knowlege of the Latin for the loss of so truly good and language. Being designed for a

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