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which he read; and some of his abridgments, with respecting my intentions, and to give full scope to the observations by which he illustrated them, are your judgment for carrying them into effect. Ve written with singular conciseness and power. 'I can, my dear Coll., have no little jealousies : we know not,' said one of the most eminent English have only one great object in view that of annidiplomatists, with whom he had afterwards very hilating our enemies, and getting a glorious peace frequent communications, I know not where Lord for our country. No man has more confidence in Collingwood got his style, but he writes better another than I have in you; and no man will ren. than any of us.' His amusements were found in der your services more justice than your very old the intercourse with his family, in drawing, plant. | friend,
NELSON AND BRONTE.” ing, and ihe cultivation of his garden, which was on
| the bank of the beautiful river Wansbeck. This was
The day at last came ; and though it is his favourite employment; and on one occasion, a highly characteristic of its author, we will not brother Admiral, who had sought him through the indulge ourselves by transcribing any part of garden in vain, at last discovered him with his gar. the memorable despatch, in which Lord Col. dener, old Scott, to whom he was much attached, lingwood, after the fall of his heroic commandin the bottom of a deep trench, which they were
er, announced its result to his country. We both busily occupied in digging.'
cannot, however, withhold from our readers In spring 1803, however, he was again call- the following particulars as to his personal ed upon duty by his ancient commander, conduct and deportment, for which they Admiral Cornwallis, who hailed him as he ap- would look in vain in that singularly modest proached, by saying, “Here comes Colling- and generous detail. The first part, the editoj wood !-the last to leave, and the first to re- informs us, is from the statement of his confijoin me!” His occupation there was to watch dential servant. and blockade the French fleet at Brest, a duty which he performed with the most unwearied
"I entered the Admiral's cabin,' he observed,
about daylight, and found him already up and and scrupulous anxiety.
dressing. He asked if I had seen the French feet; “During ihis time he frequently passed the whole
and on my replying that I had not, he told me to night on the quarter-deck,-a practice which, in
look out at them, adding, that, in a very short time, circumstances of difficulty, he continued till the
we should see a great deal more of them. I then latest years of his life. When, on these occasions,
observed a crowd of ships to leeward ; but I could he has told his friend Lieutenant Clavell, who had
not help looking, with still greater interest, at the gained his entire confidence, that they must not
Admiral, who, during all this time, was shaving leave the deck for the night, and that officer has
himself with a composure that quite astonished endeavoured to persuade him that there was no oc
me! Admiral Collingwood dressed himself that casion for it, as a good look-out was kept, and re.
morning with peculiar care; and soon after, meet
ing Lieutenant Clavell, advised him to pull off hig presented that he was almost exhausted with faiigue; the Admiral would reply, I fear you are.
boots. You had betier,' he said, 'put on silk You have need of rest; so go to bed, Clavell, and
stockings, as I have done : for if one should get a I will watch by myself.' "Very frequently have
shot in the leg, they would be so much more they slept together on a gun; from which Admiral
manageable for the surgeon.' He then proceeded Collingwood would rise from time to time, to sweep
to visit the decks, encouraged the men to the dis. the horizon with his night-glass, lest the enemy
charge of their duty, and addressing the officers, should escape in the dark."
said to them, “Now, gentlemen, let us do some.
thing to-day which the world may talk of hereafter.' In 1805 he was moved to the station off
“He had changed his flag about ten days before Cadiz, and condemned to the same weary
the action, from the Dreadnought; the crew of
ary which had been so constantly practised in the exer. task of watching and observation. He here cise of the great guns, under his daily superinten. writes to his father-in-law as follows:
dence, that few ships' companies could equal them “How happy should I be, could I but hear from
in rapidity and precision of firing. He had begun home, and know how my dear girls are going on!
| by telling them, that if they could fire three well. Bounce is my only pet now, and he is indeed a good
directed broadsides in five minutes, no vessel could
resist them; and, from constant practice, they were fellow: he sleeps by the side of my cot. whenever 1" I lie in one, until near the time of tacking, and then
enabled to do so in three minutes and a half. But marches off, to be out of the hearing of the guns,
though he left a crew which had thus been disci. for he is not reconciled to them yet. I am fully de.
plined under his own eye, there was an advantage termined, if I can get home and manage it properly,
in the change ; for the Royal Sovereign, into which to go on shore next spring for the rest of my life, for
he went, had lately returned from England, and as
her copper was quite clean, she much outsailed the I am very weary. There is no end to my business :/ I am at work from morning will even; but I dare
other ships of the lee division. While they were say Lord Nelson will be out next monih. He told
running down, the well-known telegraphic signal me he should ; and then what will become of me I
was made of · England expects every man to do his do not know. I should wish to go home: but I must
duty.' When the Admiral observed it first, he said
thai he wished Nelson would make no more signals, go or stay as the exigencies of the times require."
for they all understood what they were to do: but At last, towards the close of the year, the when the purport of it was communicated to him he enemy gave some signs of an intention to expressed great delight and admiration, and made come out and the day of Trafalgar was at it known to the ofhcers and ship's company. Lord hand. In anticipation of it, Lord Nelson ad
Nelson had been requested by Captain Blackwood
(who was anxious for ihe preservation of so invalu. dressed the following characteristic note to his
able a life) to allow some other vessel to take the friend, which breathes in every line the noble lead, and at last gave permission that the Téméraire frankness and magnanimous confidence of his should go a-head of him
defeat soul :
the order which he had given, he crowded more
sail on the Victory, and maintained his place. The “They surely cannot escape us. I wish we Royal Sovereign was far in advance when Lieute. could get a fine day. I send you my plan of attack, nant Clavell observed that the Victory was setting as far as a man dare venture to guess at the very her studding sails, and with that spirit of honour. uncertain position the enemy may be found in : but, able emulation which prevailed between the squad. my dear friend, it is to place you perfectly at ease | rons, and particularly between these two ships, he
pointed it out to Admiral Collingwood, and re-, more than thirty years. In this affair he did nothirg quested his permission to do the same. The ships without my counsel: we made our line of battle of our division,' replied the Admiral, are not yet together, and concerted the mode of attack, which sufficiently up for us to do so now; but you may be was put in execution in the most admirable style. getting ready.' The studding sail and royal halliards I shall grow very iired of the sea soon; my heath were accordingly manned, and in about ten minutes has suffered so much from the anxious state I have the Admiral, observing Lieutenant Clavell's eves been in, and the fatigue I have undergone, that I fixed upon him with a look of expectation, gave him shall be unfit for service. The serere gales which a nod; on which that officer went to Captain immediately followed the day of victory runed our Rotherham and told him that the Admiral desired prospect of prizes." him to make all sail. The order was then given 10
n!! He was now elevated to the neerage, and a rig out and hoist away, and in one instant the ship was under a crowd of sail, and went rapidly a-head. / pension of 20001. was settled on him by parliaThe Admiral then directed the officers to see that ment for his own life, with 10001. in case of his all the men lay down on the decks, and were kepdeath to Lady Collingwood, and 5001 to each quiet. Ai this time the Fougueux, the ship astern of his daughters. His Royal Highness the Duke of the Santa Anna, had closed up with the intention of Clarence also honoured him with a very kind of preventing the Royal Sovereign from goingia through the line; and when Admiral Collingwood
| letter, and presented him with a swoiú. The observed it, he desired Captain Rotherham to steer | way in which he received all those honours immediately for the Frenchman and carry away his is as admirable as the services by which they bowsprit. 'To avoid this the Fougueux backed her were earned. On the first tidings of his peermain top sail, and suffered the Royal Sovereign to age he writes thus to Lady Collir gwood :pass, at the same time beginning her fire ; when the Admiral ordered a gun to be occasionally fired! “It would be hard if I could not find one hour to at her, to cover his ship with smoke.
write a letter to my dearest Sarah, to congratulre “ The nearest of the English ships was now dis. her on the high rank to which she has been advane. lant about a mile from the Royal Sovereign; and ed by my success. Blessed may you be. my dear. it was at this time, while she was pressing alone est love, and may you long live the happy wife of into the midst of the combined Reets, that Lord your happy husband! I do not know how you bear Nelson said to Captain Blackwood, · See how that your honours; but I have so much business on my noble fellow, Collingwood, takes his ship into hands, from dawn till midnight, that I have hardly action. How I envy him! On the other hand, time to think of nine, except it be in gratnude to Admiral Collingwood, well knowing his comman. my King, who has so graciously conferred them der and friend, observed, “What would Nelson upon me. But there are many things of which I give to be here!' and it was then, 100, that Admiral might justly be a liule proud--for extreme pride is Villeneuve, struck with the daring manner in which folly-ihat I must share my gratification with you the leading ships of the English squadrons came
The first is the letter from Colonel Taylor, his M&. down, despaired of the issue of the contest. In jesty's private secretary to the Admiralty, to be passing the Santa Anna, the Royal Sovereign gave communicated to me. I enclose you a copy of it. her a broadside and a half into her stern, tearing it It is considered the highest compliment the King down, and killing and wounding 400 of her men; can pay; and, as the King's personal compliment, then, with her helm hard a-starboard, she ranged value it above everything. But I will sell you up alongside so closely that the lower yards of the what I feel nearest to my heart, after the hopoor two vessels were locked together. The Spanish which his Majesty has done me, and that is the admiral, having seen that it was the intention of the praise of every officer of the fleet. There is a thing Royal Sovereign to engage to leeward, had col. which has made a considerable impression upon me. lected all his strength on ihe starboard ; and such A week before the war, at Morpeih, I dreamed dis. was the weight of the Santa Anna's metal, chatier rinctly many of ihe circumstances of our la'e batile first broadside made the Sovereign heel two streaks off the enemy's port, and I believe I told you of it out of the water. Her studding.sails and halliards at the time: but I never dreamed that I was 10 be a were now shot away; and as a top-gallani studding. peer of the realm! How are my darlings? I hope sail was hanging over the gargway lamniocks, they will lake pains to make themselves wise and Admiral Collingwood called 0111 10 Lieutenant good, and fit for the station to which they are raised." Clavell to come and help hin: in take it in, obsery. ing that they should want it again some other day.
And again, a little after:These two officers accordingly rolled it carefully “I labour from dawn till midnight, till I can bard. up and placed it in the boat."'*'
I ly see; and as my hearing fails me 100, you will We shall add only what he says in his let.
have but a mass of infirmities in your poor Lord,
whenever he returns to you. I suppose I must not ter to Mr. Blackett of Lord Nelson:
be seen to work in my garden now! but tell old "When my dear friend received his wound, he Scort that he need not be unhappy on that account. immediately sent an officer to me to tell me of it,
Though we shall never again be able to plant the and give his love to me! Though the officer was
Nelson potatoes, we will have them of some other directed to say the wound was not dangerous, I read
sort, and right noble cabbages to boot, in great per: in his countenance what I had to fear; and before
fection. You see I am styled of Hethpoole and the action was over, Captain Hardy came to inform
Caldburne. Was that by your direction ? I shoud me of his death. I cannot tell you how deeply I was prefer it to any other vitle if it was; and I rejare. affected; my friendship for him was unlike any.my love, that we are an instance that there are other thing that I have left in the navy; a brotherhood of and better sources of nobility than wealth.”
At this time he had not heard that it was ** Of his economy, at all times, of the ship's stores, an instance was often mentioned in the navy
intended to accompany his dignity with any as having occurred at the ballle of St. Vincent.
| pension; and though the editor assures us The Excellent shortly before the action had bent a that his whole income, even including his full new fore-topsail: and when she was closely en- pay, was at this time scarcely 11001. a real, gaged with the St. Isidro, Captain Collingwood he never seems to have wasted a thought on called out to his boatswain, a very gallant man, who was shortly afterwards killed, Bless me!
such a consideration. Not that he was not al Mr. Peffers, how came we to forget to bend our
all times a prudent and considerate person, old top sail i They will quite ruin that new one. I but, with the high spirit of a gentleman, and will never be worth a farthing again.''
Tan independent Englishman, who had made
his own way in the world, he disdained all, but keep a good fire in winter. How I long to have sordid considerations. Nothing can be nobler, a peep into my own house, and a walk in my own or more natural, than the way in which he ex. garden! It is the pleasing object of all my hopes." presses this sentiment, in another letter to his In the midst of all those great concerns, it wife, written a few weeks after the prece- is delightful to find the noble Admiral writing ding :
thus, from the Mediterranean, of his daugh
ter's sick governess, and inditing this post"Many of the Captains here have expressed a
script to the little girls themselves :desire that I would give i hem a general notice whenever I go to court; and if they are within five hun. “How sorry am I for poor Miss ! I am dred miles, they will come up to attend me! Now sure you will spare no pains for her; and do not all this is very pleasing ; but, alas! my love, until lose sight of her when she goes to Edinburgh. Tell we have peace, I shall never be happy : and yet, her that she must not want any advice or any comhow we are to make it out in peace, I know not, - fort; but I need not say this to you, my beloved, with high rank and no fortune. At all events, we who are kindness itself. I am much obliged to the can do as we did before. It is true I have the chief Corporation of Newcastle for every mark which command, but there are neither French nor Span. they give of their esteem and approbation of my iards on the sea, and our cruisers find nothing but service. But where shall we find a place in our neutrals, who carry on all the trade of the enemy. small house for all those vases and epergnes ? A Our prizes you see are lost. Villeneuve's ship had kind letter from them would have gratified me as a great deal of money in her, but it all went to the much, and have been less trouble to them." bottom. I am afraid the fees for this patent will be
“My darlings, Sarah and Mary, large, and pinch me: But never mind ; let others solicit pensions, I am an Englishman, and will never lings, and desire you to write to me very often, and
“I was delighted with your last letters, my blessask for money as a favour. How do my darlings tell me all the news of the city of Newcastle and go on? I wish you would make them write to me
town of Morpeth. I hope we shall have many happy by turns, and give me the whole history of their des
days, and many a good laugh together yet. Bo proceedings. Oh! how I shall rejoice, when Illin
kind to old Scoit; and when you see him weeding come home, to find them as much improved in
"my oaks, give the old man a shilling! knowledge as I have advanced them in station in
"May God Almighty bless you." the world : But take care they do not give themselves foolish airs. Their excellence should be in The patent of his peerage was limited to knowledge, in virtue, and benevolence to all; but the heirs male of his body; and, having only most to those who are humble, and require their aid. I daughters. he very early expressed a wish This is true nobility, and is now become an incumbent duty on them. I am out of all patience with
in that it might be extended to them and their Bounce. The consequential airs he gives himself male heirs. But this was not attended to. since he became a Right Honourable dog, are insuf When he heard of his pension, he wrote, in ferable. He considers it beneath his digniiy to play | the same lofty spirit, to Lord Barham, that if with Commoners' dogs, and, truly, thinks that he the title could be continued to the heirs of his does them grace when he condescends to lift up his dowchrore he did not more f
s daughters, he did not care for the pension at leg against ihem. This, I think, is carrying the insolence of rank to the extreme; but he is a dog that
all! and in urging his request for the change, does it.-25th December. This is Christmas-day;
| he reminded his Lordship, with an amusing a merry and cheerful one, I hope, to all my darlings. naiveté, that government ought really to show May God bless us, and grant ihat we may pass the some little favour to his daughters, considering next together. Everybody is very good to me; but that, if they had not kept him constantly : his Majesty's letiers are my pride: it is there I feel the object of my life attained.''
sea since 1793, he would probably have had
half a dozen sons by this time, to succeed him And again, in the same noble spirit is the in his honours! following to his father-in-law :
It is delightful to read and extract passages “I have only been on shore once since I left
Jefe like these; but we feel that we must stop; England, and do not know when I shall go again. I and that we have already exhibited enough Tam unceasingly writing, and the day is not long of this book, both to justify the praises we enough for me to get through my business. I hope have bestowed on it, and to give our readers my children are every day acquiring some know. a full impression of the exalted and most ledge, and wish them to write a French letter every amiable character to which it relates. W day to me or their mother. I shall read them all when I come home. If there were an opportunity, |
\'I shall add no more, therefore, that is merely I should like them 1o be taught Spanish, which is personal to Lord Collingwood, except what the most elegant language in Europe, and very easy. belongs to the decay of his health. his applicaI hardly know how we shall be able to support the tions for recall, and the death that he magnanidignity to which his Majesty has been pleased 10
| mously staid to meet, when that recall was so raise ine. Let others plead for pensions; I can be rich without money, by endeavouring to be supe.
strangely withheld. His constitution had been mor to everyihing poor. I would have my services considerably impaired even belore the al
es considerably impaired even before the action to my country unstained by any interested motive; of Trafalgar; but in 1808 his health seemed and old Scoli and I can go on in our cabbage-garden entirely to give way; and he wrote, in August without much greater expense than formerly. But of that year, earnestly entreating to be allowed I have had a great destruction of my furniture and to come home. The answer to his application stock; I have hardly a chair that has not a shot in !!, and many have lost both legs and arms-without
was, that it was so difficult to supply his place, hope of pension! My wine broke in moving, and that his recall must, at all events, be suspend. my pigs slain in bartle; and these are heavy losses ed. In a letter to Lady Collingwood, he refers where they cannot be replaced. ....
| to this correspondence, and after mentioning "I suppose I shall have great demands on me for his official application to the Admiralty, he patents and fees : But we must pay for being great.
says: I get no prize-money. Since I left England, I have layo. received only 1831., which has not quite paid for my “What their answer will be, I do not know yet; Wine; but I do not care about being rich, if we can I but I had before mentioned my declining health to 84
3 F 2
Lord Mulgrave, and he tells me in reply, that he be required of him.' When he noored in the har. hopes I will stay, for he knows not how to supply bour of Port Mahon, on the 25th of February, be my place. The impression which his letter made | was in a state of great suffering and debility: and upon me was one of grief and sorrow : first, that having been strongly recommended by his medica with such a list as we have—including more than a attendants to try the effect of gentle exercise on hundred admiralshere should be thought to be i horseback, he went immediately on shore, accom. any difficulty in finding a successor of superior ability panied by his friend Captain Hallowell, who left tag to me ; and next, that there should be any obstacle ship to attend him in his illness : but it was then to 1 the way of the only comfort and happiness that I late. He became incapable of bearing the slightest huve to look forward to in this world."
fatigue; and as it was represented to him that his
return to England was indispensably necessary for In answer to Lord Mulgrave's statement, the preservation of his life, he, on the 3d of March, he afterwards writes, that his infirmities had surrendered his command lo Rear Admiral Manis sensibly increased : but " I have no object in / The two following days were spent in unsuccessiul
attempts to warp the Ville de Paris out of Port Mathe world that I put in competition with my hon: but on the 6th the wind came round to the public duty; and so long as your lordship thinks westward, and at sunset the ship succeeded in clear. it proper to continue me in this command, my ing the harbour, and made sail for England. Wbes utmost efforts shall be made to strengthen the Lord Collingwood was informed that he was again impression which you now have: but I still at sea, he rallied for a time his exhausted strergih, hope, that whenever it may be done with con
I and said to those around him, “Then I may yet live
" to meet the French once more.' On the morning venience, your lordship will bear in mind my of the 7th there was a considerable swell, and bis request." Soon after he writes thus to his friend Captain Thomas, on entering his cabip. ob. family:-"I am an unhappy creature—-old served, that he feared the motion of the vessel disand worn out. I wish to come to England ; turbed him. “No, Thomas,' he replied ; *I am now but some obiection is ever made to it. And. , in a state in which nothing in this world can disturb
i me more. I am dying; and I am sure it must be again, “I have been very unwell. The phy
Phy. consolatory to you, and all who love me, to see bow sician tells me that it is the effect of constant comfortable I am coming to my end.' He told one confinement—which is not very comfortable, of his attendants that he had endeavoured to review, as there seems little chance of its being other-, as far as was possible, all the actions of his past hfe, wise. Old age and its infirmities are coming and that he had the happiness to say, that nothing on me very fast; and I am weak and tottering
gave him a moment's uneasiness. He spoke at
8 times of his absent family, and of the doubitul con. on my legs. It is high time I should return test in which he was about to leave his country into England ; and I hope I shall be allowed to volved, but ever with calmness and perfect resigDa. do it before long. It will otherwise be too late.”' tion to the will of God; and in this blessed state of
And it was too late! He was not relieved - mind, after taking an affectionate farewell of his al. and scorning to leave the post assigned to him. I tendants, he expired without a struggle at six o'clock while he had life to maintain it, he died at it,
i in the evening of that day, having attained ibe age
of fifty-nine years and six months. in March, 1810, upwards of eighteen months
" After his decease, it was found that, with the after he had thus stated to the government his exception of the stomach, all the other organs of reasons for desiring a recall. The following life were peculiarly vigorous and unimpaired; and
the editor's touching and affectionate ac. from this inspection, and the age which the surriving count of the closing scene-full of pity and of
members of his family have attained, there is every
reason to conclude that if he had been earlier tegrandeur-and harmonising beautifully with
lieved from his command, he would still have been the noble career which was destined there to in the enjoyment of ihe honours and rewards which be arrested :
would doubtless have awaited him on his return to
England." “ Lord Collingwood had been repeatedly urged by his friends to surrender his command, and to seek in England that repose which had become so The remainder of this article, containing necessary in his declining health ; but his feelings discussions on the practices of flogging in the on the subject of discipline were peculiarly strong, Navy, and of Impressment (to both which and he had ever exacted the most implicit obedience Lord 'Collingwood, as well as Nelson, were from others. He thought it therefore his duty not to quit the post which had been assigned to him, opposed), 18 now,
im! opposed), is now omitted ; as scarcely possessuntil he should be duly relieved, -and replied, that ing sufficient originality to justify its republi. his life was his country's, in whatever way it might cation, even in this Miscellany.
( December, 1828.)
Narrative of a Journey through the Upper Provinces of India from Calcutta to Bombay, 1824.
1825 (with Notes upon Ceylon); an Account of a Journey to Madras and the Southern Provinces, 1826 ; and Letters written in India. By the late Right Reverend REGINALD HEBER, Lord Bishop of Calcutta. Second Edition. 2 vols. 8vo. London: 1828.
This is another book for Englishmen to be person to whom it relates--and that combinaproud of-almost as delightful as the Memoirs tion of gentleness with heroic ambition, and of Lord Collingwood, and indebted for its at. simplicity with high station, which we would tractions mainly to the same cause the sin- still fondly regard as characteristic of our own gularly amiable and exalted character of the Ination. To us in Scotland the combination
see.rs, in this instance, even more admirable , the rank and opulence which the station imthan in that of the great Admiral. We have plied, were likely to realise this character in no Bishops on our establishment; and have ihose who should be placed in it, that our been accustomed to think that we are better ancestors contended so strenuously for the without them. But if we could persuade our- abrogation of the order, and thought their selves that Bishops in general were at all like Reformation incomplete till it was finally put Bishop Heber, we should tremble for our Pres down- till all the ministers of the Gospel byterian orthodoxy; and feel not only venera- were truly pastors of souls, and stood in no 1100, but something very like envy for a com- other relation to each other than as fellowinunion which could number many such men | labourers in the same vineyard. among its ministers.
If this notion be utterly erroneous, the The notion entertained of a Bishop, in our picture which Bishop Heber has here drawn antiepiscopal latitudes, is likely enough, we of himself, must tend powerfully to correct admit, not to be altogether just :--and we are it. If, on the other hand, it be in any respect far from upholding it as correct, when we say, just, he must be allowed, at all events, to that a Bishop, among us, is generally supposed have been a splendid exception. We are to be a stately and pompous person, clothed willing to take it either way. Though we in purple and fine linen, and faring sumptu- must say that we incline rather to the latter ously every day- somewhat obsequious to alternative-since it is difficult to suppose, persons in power, and somewhat haughty and with all due allowance for prejudices, that inperative to those who are beneath him, our abstract idea of a Bishop should be in with more authority in his tone and manner, such flagrant contradiction to the truth, that than solidity in his learning; and yet with one who was merely a fair specimen of the much more learning than charity or humility order, should be most accurately character.
-very fond of being called my Lord, and ised by precisely reversing every thing that driving about in a coach with mitres on the entered into that idea. Yet this is manifestly panels, but little addicted to visiting the sick the case with Bishop Heber-of whom we do and fatherless, or earning for himself the not know at this moment how we could give blessing of those who are ready to perish a better description, than by merely reading
backwards all we have now ventured to set - o Familiar with a round Of Ladyshipsa stranger to the poor”
down as characteristic of his right reverend
brethren. Learned, polished, and dignified, decorous in manners, but no foe to luxurious he was undoubtedly; yet far more conspicuindulgences-rigid in maintaining discipline ously kind, humble, tolerant, and laboriousamong his immediate dependents, and in ex. zealous for his church too, and not forgetful of acting the homage due to his dignity from the his station; but remembering it more for the undignified mob of his brethren; but perfectly duties than for the honours that were attached willing to leave to them the undivided privi- to it, and infinitely more zealous for the releges of teaching and of comforting their peo- ligious improvement, and for the happiness, ple, and of soothing the sins and sorrows of and spiritual and worldly good of his fellowtheir erring flocks — scornful, if not openly creatures, of every tongue, faith, and com. hostile, upon all occasions, to the claims of plexion : indulgeni to all errors and infirmi. the People, from whom he is generally sprung lies-liberal, in the best and truest sense of --and presuming every thing in favour of the the word-humble and conscientiously diffiroyal will and prerogative, by which he has dent of his own excellent judgment and never. been exalted-setting, indeed, in all cases, a failing charity-looking on all men as the much higher value on the privileges of the children of one God, on all Christians as the few, than the rights that are common to all, redeemed of one Saviour, and on all Christian and exerting himself strenuously that the teachers as fellow-labourers, bound to help former may ever prevail-caring more, ac- and encourage each other in their arduous cordingly, for the interests of his order than and anxious task. His portion of the work, the general good of the church, and far more accordingly, he wrought faithfully, zealously, for the Church than for the Religion it was and well ; and, devoting himself to his duty established to teach-hating dissenters still with a truly apostolical fervour, made no more bitterly than infidels — but combating scruple to forego, for its sake, not merely his both rather with obloquy and invocation of personal ease and comfort, but those domestic civil penalties, than with the artillery of a affections which were ever so much more powerful reason, or the reconciling influences valuable in his eyes, and in the end, we fear, of an humble and holy life-uttering now consummating the sacrifice with his life! If and then haughty professions of humility, such a character be common among the dig. and regularly bewailing, at fit seasons, the nitaries of the English Church, we sincerely severity of those Episcopal labours, which congratulate them on the fact, and bow our sadden, and even threaten to abridge a life, | heads in homage and veneration before them. which to all other eyes appears to flow on in If it be rare, as we fear it must be in any almost unbroken leisure and continued in- church, we trust we do no unworthy service dulgence!
in pointing it out for honour and imitation to This, or something like this, we take to be all, and in praying that the example, in all the notion that most of us Presbyterians have its parts, may promote the growth of similai been used to entertain of a modern Bishop: virtues among all denominations oʻ Christians, and it is mainly because they believed that I in every region of the world.