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This the other did not think proper to accept. The government, how. ever, seeing that he was a young man of spint, offered him a commission in their service; which he accepted, and, by his merit, rose to the rank of lieutenant-colonel. For many years he held the lucrative appointment of adjutant-general to the forces in India; and he is supposed to have acquired a fortune of not less than 200,oool. As he has left no legitimate issue, the greater part of this immease sum will go to his eldest brother, Sir John M.Gregor Murray, of Laurie, Perthshire, bart. Beside this gentleman, th re are two other brothers, colonels in the army, who have also acquired very handsome tortunes in India. One of these, namely Alexander, is at present colonel of the royal Highland Edinburgh volunteers.

15.) At his house in Dean's-yard, Westminster, in his 66th year, the Rer Tho. Iliffe, formerly of Nuneaton, librarian of Westminster Abbey, afternoon lecturer of St Michael's Bassishaw, Basinghall-street, 40 years curate of St. Mary-le-Strand, and chaplain to the judges. His remains were deposited, on the 20th, in the rector's vault of St. Mary's church. The respect that was paid him, by the attendance of many of the prin. cipal inhabitants of the parish, will serve to convince the world that moral worth and religious piety have, even in this debauched age, many truly zealous and faithful admirers.

19.7 At Cheltenham, John Topham, esq. F. R. S. and F. A. S. 1767, and treasurer to the latter Society, on the death of the late Mr. B. Bartlet. Mr. T. was a native of Malton, in Yorkshire; and, in an humble situation under the late P. C. Webb, esq. solicitor to the treasury, he acquired such a knowledge of ancient hands and muniments as raised him to a place in the State Paper Office, with his friends and patrons the late Sir Joseph Ayloffe, bart, who died in his arms, and Thomas Astle, esq. He was also one of the gentlemen engaged in preparing for the press the six yolumes of the rolls of parliament; an office in which he succeeded his friend Richard Blyke, esq. with whom, in 1975, he was joint editor of Glanville's “ Reports on Contested Elections," 8vo. He was also editor, if not translator, of an English edition of Sir John Fortescue's “De laudibus Legum Angliæ, 1775," 8vo. On Mr. Webb's death he entered himself at Gray's-inn ; applied to the study of the law ; was called to the bar, and appointed a commissioner of bankrupts. He suceeeded Dr. Lort as keeper of the Archbishop of Canterbury's library at Lambeth; was secretary to the cominissioners for selecting and publishing the public Records of this Kingdom; and registrar to the Charity for Relief of poor widows and children of clergymen, and trea. , slirer to the Orphan Charity-school. He married, 1794, one of the coheiresses of the late Mr. Swindon, an eminent and opulent school. master at Greenwich, in Kent. Mr. Topham's publications in the Archæologia are, vol. VI. p. 116, on Esnecca, or the King's Yacht, in a charter of Henry Il ; ibid. 179, on the picture in Windsor castle representing the embarkation of Henry VIll. at Dover; VII. 337, on a subsidy roll of 51 Edward Il. The wardrobe account of 21 Edward I. was published by the society in 1787, under his direction; and he was one of the committee for publishing other wardrobe accounts, in “A Collection of Ordinances and Regulations for the government of the royal household, in divers reigns, from Edward il. to William and Mary, 1790,” 4to.

24.] At Glasgow, John Cloggie, cow-feeder in Townhead, of the hydrophobia. As Janet Marshall died in the Infirmary on the 26th of July, of the same dreadful malady, it may be gratifying to the public to be informed of the particular circuinstances of their cases. On the 2d of June last, a great dog belonging to Mr. Crauford, bleacher, near


Dalsholm, for some time apparently mad, broke his chain and ran off, About two o'clock in the morning, he was seen at Springvale, where it is believed he bit some dogs. About six o'clock he appeared at Town. head, and tit John Cloggie in the hand; he then ran northwards, and, at Glasgow Field, bi: Janet Marshall, and some dogs. On hearing of this unfortunate accident, the proprietor of that field, anxious for the public safety, pursued the dog, and at length came up with him near Craighall, wheie he shot him dead. All means were immediately used to prevent the infection of the two persons, above named, but unhappily without etfect. On the 21st July, the symptoms of the disease appeared in the case of Janet Marshall, who died on the 26th; and, on the 19th ult, at the distance of 8o days froin the time of his being bitten, John Cloggie was apparently affected, and died on the 24th. These things should be a caution to all proprietors of dogs to pay attention to every symptom of disease in them, and either to destroy them or carefully to keep them long confined, as it seems the seeds of the disease may be long dormant.

In the 67th year of her age, at the house of her son-in-law, Mr. Lloyd, at Prescot, Mrs. Rachel Broxholm, deservedly lamented by her children, relatives and friends, whose feelings on this occasion may be more easily conceived than descrihed. The death of this valuable woman was occasioned by the following very melancholy accident. Between eleven and twelve o'clock on the preceding night, in attempting to extinguish one of the candles on the table previous to her retiring to rest, her muslin neck-handkerchief was set fire to by the other, which being torn off, communicated to her dress (unfortunately also of muslin), and she became immediately enveloped in the flames; being exposed to a current of air in running from the parlour into the hall, her clothes burnt with great fury, and her screams, together with those of her daughter, who was at this time suckling her infant, instantly ruused the family, who had gone to bed. Mr. Lloyd, on coming down, found her on the floor in this deplorable state ; and notwithstanding he succeeded in his exertions to smother the flames alınost instantaneously, yet she was so much scorched, that, after lingering till between one and two o'clock the next day in great misery, it pleased God to release her. Mr. Lloyd, we under. stand, was much burnt in his endeavours to extricate Mrs. Broxholm, but, we are happy to hear, not dangerously.

25.) At Newbold-Pacey, Warwickshire, the Rev. Dr. Nicholson, in the 77th year of his age.

27.] At York, in the 64th year of his age, after a tedious illness, Tate Wilkinson, Esq, upwards of thirty-seven years Manager of the Theatres Royal, York and Hull.

At Alnwick Castle, in the 13th year of her age, the Right Hon. Lady Frances Percy, youngest daughter of his Grace the Duke of Northumberland. .. 28.] At her house in Lower Grosvenor-street, Mrs, Morton, relict of the late Hon. John Morton, Chief Justice of Chester.

At Freeston, near Boston, Lincolnshire, in the 66th year of his age, Stanley Marshall, esq. a native of Calderbridge, near this town) greatly respected by all who knew him.

At the Manso of Lairg, Sutherlandshire, the Rev. Thomas Mackay, minister of that parish, in the 87th year of his age, and 55th of his ministry. He was appointed, in 1748, assistant and successor to his father, the late Rev. John Mackay, who was ordained minister of Durness in 1706, and translated to Lairg in 1714. Of 97 years, during which these two reverend gentlemen were ministers of the gospel, 89 were spent in one parish; and there the pious labours of both, the doctrines they taught, and the lives they led, will long be held in remembrance.

29.1 At Walford, Hertfordshire, Joseph Galloway, esq. formerly speaker of the house of assembly Pennsylvania. In the American war he came to England and distinguished himself by several publications against the colonies. He also published some theological pieces, par. ticularly one on the prophecies.

30. After a severe illness, John Morgan, esq. of the Inner Temple, barrister at law.

Sept. 1.] Mr. James Draper, of Sheffield. This gentleman ac. companied Lord Nelson to Aboukir Bay, and fought with him at Elsineur against the Danes.

5.) Mr. Edward Davy, aged 19, of Trinity College, Oxford, second son of the Rev. W. Davy, of Ingoldsthorpe.

Aged go the Rey. Joseph Willson, master of the free-grammar school at Kibworth, Beauchamp, and vicar of Arnisby in Leicestershire.

6.1 At Cheltenham, the Lady of Sir John D’Oyley, Bart.

7. To the great loss and affliction of his family, Mr. Thomas Court, coroner for the city of Oxford, and Ainsty, and supernumerary surveyor of taxes. .

At Plymouth Dock, Lieut. Col. Browne, of the Royal Montgomery. shire Militia. Col. B. had mounted his charger in the morning, to join the regiment on the lawn before Government House, and in going from the above hotel the bridle entangled; in stooping forward to rectify it, it is imagined one of his spurs touched the animal, which immediately set off down George Street, the girth broke, and the Colonel's hat feli off, and at the end of Pembroke-Street he was thrown with such violence against the flag stones of the pavement, upon his lead, as to occasion almose instant death; for, upon the passengers running up, he exclaimed with his hand to his head, "My God, my God," and expired instantly. Verdict, Accid nial Death.

11.) After a short illness, Mr. Watson, of Fetter-lane, coal-merchant. 12. Mrs. Falconer, wife of Dr. Falconer, of Bath. The Rev. Thomas Mogg, vicar of High Littleton.

At Bristol Hotwells, after a tedious illness, Miss Salmon, daughter of Mr. Salmon, ironmonger, of Moor-street, Birmingham.

At his house, in Leadenhall-street, Henry Steele, Esq. merchant. 14.] Departed this life, as universally esteemed aslamented, Mr. Thomas Lambert, Gent. of Elland Hall, near Halifax, at the venerable age of 69. This unfortunate person was on his way to Halifax market on Saturday last, when the market cart of a neighbouring gentleman, drawn by two full-fed spirited animals, ran furiously against Mr. Lambert and his horse-overturned the cart_and threw the unfortunate gentleman under their feet-his nose was literally torn off his under-lip was peeled down six ribs of his side broken-and his head severely cut. He languished until Wednesday night, when he expired.

16.] Much regretted, Mrs. Walker, wife of Mr. Walker, bookseller, in Paternoster-row.

The Rev. James Hill, L. L. D. Rector of Puttenham, and Vicar of Wornensh, in Surry.

At Boston, in Lincolnshire, Miss Pirkins, aged 29.

At Tothill, near Plymouth, the seat of John Culnie, Esq. his father, the Rey. T. Culme, Rector of North Lewe, and perpetual curate of Plympton St. Mary, Devon. He sustained, with Christian fortitude, 2 lingering and painful illness, excruciating to a dreadful degree, occasi. oned originally by, a kick from a spirited young horse, which broke his leg. His loss will be sincerely felt by his family, friends; and acquaintance.

Richard Hunn, esq. Paymaster of the Board of Gentlemen-pensioners 21. Earl's Croome.

i Mr. Mr. Dennet, surgeon, in Soho-square. On the 17th at 3 o'clock, the St. James's volunteers, of which corps he was surgeon, assembled to the number of 500, in the King's Mews, Charing Cross, with their side arms only, except thirty-six of the Light Company, who were completely armed and accoutred, and provided with three rounds of blank cartridges each man. All the officers wore black crape on their arms and the hilts of their swords, which they are to wear, in respect to the memory of Mr. Dennet, to the end of the ensuing month, such being the usual time of military mourning. At four o'clock, they marched from the Mews to the late residence of Mr. Dennet, in Soho-square, and were formed in open files round the square. The Light Company being nearly opposite to the house, received the body. At five o'clock they marched from Soho-square to St. Anne's Church, Dean-street, where it was interred with military honours.

- At her lodgings near Jesus-lane, Cambridge, after a few hours illness, Mrs. Kenrick, mother of Jarvis Kenrick, esq. fellow commoner of Jesus College:

20.] Mr. T. Blades, lieutenant of the St. James's voiunteers. His death was occasioned by his exertion at a fire in Piccadilly.

The funeral of Mr. Blades, of the St. James's Volunteers, was per. formed on the 23d, with every possible mark of respect by his relatives, and honour by his battalion, who escorted him to the grave with mili. tary respect; and when they reached the church of Kensington, where his remains were interred, the Volunteers there exerted themselves in preventing noise and intrusion in the church during the ceremony, by keeping out the populace. In remarking the solemnity and good order of this solemn occasion, we were naturally led to inquire the particulars instru. mental to his death, and learned from authority undoubted, that it arose from the cause of heat which had excited thirst during his exer: cise; that whilst in this situation, he drank the major part of a pint of porter, the coldness of which struck to his bowels, and he in a few days after departed this life, in his 29th year. We are led to notice the above particulars by way of caution and advice; the regret we feel in losing a subject in such a cause, makes us doubly solicitous. We trust this statement may prove useful to our brother countrymen.

TO CORRESPONDENTS. No. XV. of Sacred Criticism, by Inspector, reached us too late for the present Number. Mr. COBBOLD's Letter in our next, with the correction requested.

The conclusion of Dr. Townson's Life will appear next month ; also J. W. on Behaviour in Public Worship;" JUVENIS on Daniel's Prophecies, &c. &c.

For Oscoala, p. 87, read Ocdo noben.
Dele a before the word nature, p. 92, first line of the notes.

Bryer, Printer, Bridge-Street, Black friars.





The World thinketh it but a trifle to see their CHURCH in Ruine and Decaf.

But whoso doth not lay to their helping hands, they sin against God and his holy Congregation.

Homilies of the Church of England.

The Life of the Red. Philip Skelton.

(Continued from page 145.) IN Peltigo, the living to which Mr. Skelton had been just collated,

the greater number of the inhabitants were poor catholics living in wretched hovels among barren rocks and heath ; of whom there were many objects of charity, that required the assistance of the humane. In such a place the benevolent disposition of Mr. Skelton found full room for exercise ; and it may be safely said, that no human breast had ever more genuine charity than his. His wonderful acts of goodness will be remembered for ages in that remote corner of the north, and be transmitted from father to son for successive generations.

Soon after he got this living, the Bishop of Clogher informed him, that he expected him to preach the next Visitation Sermon. On that occasion, he preached his sermon entitled, The Dignity of the Christian Ministry, at the visitation in 1751. This probably is one of the best occasional sermons of this sort extant in our language. Its style is clear, forcible, and animated with true piety. He makes in it a very proper disa tinction between the temporal' dignity derived from the possession of worldly goods, and the spiritual dignity conferred by Jesus Christ upon the ministers of his gospel. To quote a very excellent part of this sernion would be indeed to insert the whole ; and it is impossible to contract it, as it contains almost as many thoughts as words.

The want of rational company seemed to add to the natural gloominess of Peltigo. He called it Siberia, and said he was banished to it from all civilized society. He ofien declared he was forced to ride seven miles before he could meet with a person of common sense to converse with. Sir James Caldwell, Dr. Scott, Rev. Dr. Mac Donnel, Rey. Mr. Wallace, and some other Clergy of the diocese of Clogher, were the persons he used generally to visit.

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