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DEATHS.---Oct. allowed his brotherhood. His best com bury, Cornwall, and Perpetual Curate of positions are sweetly natural as well as Ruishton, Somersetsbire. national ; and many of them stirring 31. At his residence in Bury-court, and spirited, contrasting finely with the St. Mary Axe, after a long and severe melancboly strains of others, wherein illness, aged 82, Solomon Herschell, dole and mistortune supersede the mar D.D., Chief Rabbi of the Polish and tial theme. His “ British Painters, German Jews in England. Dr. HerSculptors, and Architects,” in five vo schell was the Rabbi of the Great Synalumes of the Family Library, deservedly gogue for a period of forty-one years. became a popular work; since, though About eighteen months ago, he met its writer falls short of that calm and with a serious accident by slipping off farsighted knowledge which is every the step of an omnibus and spraining year increasingly demanded of the Eng his ancle. Since then he dislocated his lish critic, the spirit of poety is every arın by falling against a bed post, and where present in it. One of the me both these accidents were the cause of moirs" The Life of Blake" is a con seriously affecting him. The Rabbi tribution to our national biography, was a most benevolent man. He was which will live, as being, after its kind, ever busy in alleviating the distresses little less exquisite than Johnson's fa- of the poor of all persuasions. He was mous apology for Richard Savage. Be a majestic figure, with the look of one sides this work Mr. Cunningham pub. of the “Old Fathers.” His long white lished, during the last fifteen years, a beard, and tall dignified person, renseries of illustrations to “ Major's Na dered him an object of considerable tional Gallery of Pictures ;” “The mark in the streets of London. His Maid of Elvar,'' a poem; “The Life of obsequies were performed on the 2nd Burns ;” and “Lord Roldan," a ro November, with great solemnity. The mance. It was generally understood descendents of the late Rabbi include that he had made considerable progress about twenty-eight grandchildren, and in an extended edition of Johnson's twenty-four great-grandchildren, in ad“Lives of the Poets ;” and he put the dition to those of his family surviving, finishing touches to his “Memoirs of who consist of one son, located at JeruSir David Wilkie " but two days before salem; and two daughters. his own decease. We have spoken of Aged 50, the Rev. Hugh Monckhis friend Sir David Wilkie, his friend ton, M.A., Rector of Seaton, Rutland, Sir Walter Scott, and we might add a and Vicar of Harringworth, Northamplong list of other eminent men who tonshire. loved and esteemed Allan Cunningham; Lately. Colonel Sempronius Stretton, for few persons ever tasted the felicity C. B., half-pay 84th Foot; brother in. of passing through the world with more law to Lord Castlemaine. of friendship and less of enmity, than Aged 34, John Dawson, M.A., this worthy and well-deserving indi late of Jesus College, Cambridge, and vidual. He was straight-forward, right- of Higham Lodge, Suffolk. minded, and conscientious; true to him At Dublin, the relict of W. Kenny, self and to others. A rare share of esq., of Kilclogher, Galway, sole represound common sense accompanied his sentative of Gerald Fitzgerald, esq., poetical faculties; and as a man fit for last male of the branches of Rathrone business and the most ordinary concerns and Ticrahan, Meath, lineally descended and duties, he was so regular and atten from Thomas seventh Earl of Kildare. tive, that it would hardly have been In Germany, aged 67, the Right supposed he could so palpably claim a Hon. Sir Richard Hussey Vivian, Baright to exercise or play off the eccen ron Vivian of Glynn and Truro, Corntricities of the poet. In his domestic wall (1841), a Baronet (1828), and and private life he was equally deserving G. C. B. Knight of the Foreign Orders of praise.

of the Guelphs of Hanover, Maria The30. At his residence in Dorchester, resa of Austria, and of the third class aged 82, Edward Boswell, esq., Trea of St. Vladimir of Russia; a Privy surer for the co. of Dorset, and Clerk to Councillor of England and of Ireland; the Lieutenancy of the same county. a Lieut.-Gen. in the army, and Colonel

At Mount Vebo House, near of the 1st Dragoons; a Commissioner of Taunton, aged 72, the Rev. Richard the Royal Military College and Royal Winsloe, Rector of Minster and Forra. Military Asylum; and D. C. L. Lord

DEATHS.-Oct. Vivian was born on the 28th of July, was a highly esteemed and popular 1775, and entered the army as an en. ollicer, and honourably distinguished as sign on the 31st of July, 1793, promoted a politician and senator. to Lieutenant on the 20th of October, 1793, Captain on the 7th of May, 1794, Major on the 9th of March, 1803, Lieut.

NOVEMBER. Colonel on the 28th of September, 1804, Colonel on the 20th of February, 1812, 2. At Chilmark Rectory, Wilts., aged Major-Gen. on the 4th of June, 1814, 47, the Rev. George John Majendie, and Lieut.-General on the 22nd of July, B.D., Rector of Headington, Wilts., a 1830. The Lieut.-General served in Prebendary of Salisbury, and a Rural Flanders and Holland under the Duke Dean. of York from June, 1794, until the re In Russell-square, aged 68, Rob. turn of the army 1795. He was pre- Spankie, esq., one of her Majesty's Sersent in the sortie from, Nimeguen, and jeants-at-Law, and late M.P. for Finswas left with a picket of the 28th reg., bury. Mr. Serj. Spankie, was a Scotchin conjunction with other pickets, to man by birth, and commenced his career bold it after the retreat of the army. in this country as reporter for the MornHe was present in the affair of Gelder. ing Chronicle. He continued in that malsen, in which his regiment (the capacity for some time, and was consi28th) suffered severely, and in other dered one of the aptest and most accuskirmishes. He was also present in all rate short-hand writers of his day. Subthe different battles which took place sequently he undertook the duties of during the expedition to the Helder, editor of the same journal; but on turnexcepting in the landing. Commanded ing his attention to the bar, gave up all the 7th Hussars in the campaign under connection with the paper. His name Sir John Moore in 1808, and 1809. was entered as a student of the Inner Commanded a brigade of cavalry in the Temple in the year 1804, and he was Peninsula from September, 1813, until called to the degree of Barrister-atthe return of the arıny, including the Law, by tbat society, July 1st, 1808 ; battles of Orthes, Nive, and Toulouse. and some years after he received the He was severely wounded in carrying appointment of Attorney-general of the bridge of Croix d'Orade, near Tou Bengal. He in consequence repaired to louse, and served at the battle of Water India, and for several years practised loo, where he commanded the 6th Bri there with the greatest success. He gade of Cavalry, consisting of the 1st was rapidly gaining his way both to Dragoons, 10th and 18th Hussars. He fame and fortune, when he was unfortuattained the rank of Lieut.-General on nately seized with an affection of the the 22nd July, 1830; and was appointed liver, which compelled him to return to the Colonelcy of the First Dragoons, to England. He was unable to follow the 20th January, 1837. Sir Richard up the duties of his profession for some was created a Baronet by patent dated time after his return home, but his January 19, 1828. He had also a grant bealth being at length re-established of arms allusive to his military ser. by the change of climate, his name vices. Sir Hussey Vivian came forward again appeared before the public; and, as a candidate for the borough of Truro, amongst other appointments which he on the Whig interest, at the general received, he was selected by the Eastelection of 1818. He was unsuccessful, India Company as their standing counbut was returned at the next election in sel, a post which gave him considerable 1820. At the general election of 1826, influence, and a very handsome income. he was elected for Windsor, which seat He was raised to the degree of the coif he vacated in favour of Lord Stanley, in 1824, and practised upon the Home on being appointed commander of the Circuit. Although a powerful and clever Forces in Ireland. On the 4th May, speaker, his address was injured by a 1835, he was appointed Master-General broad Scotch accent. On the passing of of the Ordnance and a Privy Councillor. the Reform Bill, Mr. Spankie contested In 1837, he was returned one of the the representation of Finsbury, on which Members for the co. of Cornwall, from occasion he was returned with the Right which he retired in 1841, and was soon Hon. R. Grant; the unsuccessful candiafterwards raised to the dignity of a dates being Messrs. Babbage, Wakley, Baron of the United KingdomHe and Temple. Mr. Spankie entered the


DEATHS-Nov, House of Commons as a Reformer, but M.A. Perp. Curate of Nerquis, Flintoccasionally voted with the Opposition,

sbire. and on the dissolution in 1835, was At Swansea, aged 65, the Rev. ejected by the present Member, Mr. Evan Griffith, a Prebendary of St. DaT. S. Duncombe.

vid's. He was for ten years a master The Rev. Samuel Pugh of Brilley of the Grammar-school at Shrewsbury, vicarage, Herefordshire. He was found under the late Dr. Butler (the Bishop dead near the church-house Michael of Lichfield), and for twenty years Head church, Radnorshire, having fallen down Master of the Grammar-school at Swana slight precipice on his head ; the night being dark, it is supposed that he had At Tottenham, aged 63, Mr. Wm. missed his road.

Hone, the well-known author of the 4. The Rev. Thos. Brooksby, Rector “Every Day Book," and other works. of West and South Hanningfleld, Es Mr. Hone was born in Bath. His father sex ; and the senior magistrate of the was an occasional preacher amongst the Chelmsford Bench, where he had sat Dissenters, and so rigid in his notions for thirty-three years.

on religion that the son was taught his 5. At Bournemouth, Aged 83, the letters and ultimately to read from the Rev. Thomas Causton, D.D., the senior Bible alone. At the age of ten years he Prebendary of Westminster, and Rector was placed in an attorney's office in the of Turweston, Bucks.

metropolis, and when very young imIn Whitehall-place, in his 76th bibed many of the principles dissemiyear, Sir John Cross, Knt., Chief Judge vated by the London Corresponding of the Court of Review in Bankruptcy. Society. From some distaste, be quite He was the second son of William Cross, ted the law; and having married, in esq., of Scarborough. After the usual July 1800, he commenced business as a course of school education, he became print and bookseller, with a circulating a student of Trinity college, Cambridge, library, in Lambeth-walk. From thence entered at Lincoln's-inn about the year he removed to St. Martin's Church1791, and was called to the bar Novem yard, near Charing-cross, where he had ber 16, 1795. He was advanced to the the misfortune to be burnt out and susrank of a Serjeant-at-Law in Hilary tained considerable loss. Upon the term 1819, and for several years enjoyed threats of French invasion he enrolled a considerable share of the practice be himself in the Prince of Wales's volunlonging to that order of the profession teer corps; and about this time became in the Court of Common Pleas. In intimately acquainted with the celeTrinity term 1827, he was appointed a brated Mr. Towneley, and many other King's Serjeant. When Lord Abinger gentlemen of learning and taste, who resigned the office of Attorney-Gen. of highly esteemed him for his great nathe counties palatine of Durham and tural talents and companionable qualiLancaster, Mr. Cross became his suc ties. He suffered various vicissitudes cessor in those offices, which he con both in and out of business; but his tinued to hold till his appointment as mind was not idle, for in 1806 he pubone of the judges of the Court of Bank lished his first literary effort, “Shaw's ruptcy, by letters patent dated the 2nd Gardener," and for a long period he December 1831. On this occasion he devoted much study to the great na. received the honour of knighthood. On tional advantages that might be derived the day of his death, he had been all from the establishing of Savings-banks. the morning engaged in his judicial To effect this object he had several induties at the Court in Westminster, terviews with the Right Hon. George and had left home in the morning in Rose, and by way of experiment, in good health. On entering the drawing- conjunction with his friend Mr. John room on his return from court, he took Bone, one was opened in Blackfriarshis seat on the sofa, and in a moment road; but, the principles being but litfell back and immediately expired. tle understood, the plan failed from

6. At Great Chart, Kent, in his 67th want of support. He next became a year, the Rev. Thomas Waite, LL.D., bookseller, in partnership with Mr. Rector of that parish, and chaplain to Bone, but his general spirit was not H.R.H. the Princess Sophia Matilda. accustomed to habits of trade; he loved

At Wengrug, near Aberystwith, the society of men of talent, and, being aged 31, the Rev. Ebenezer W. Davies, gifted with great humour, joined in some


DEATHS-Nov. of the foibles of the day. This tended to charges. The first day Mr. Justice withdraw him from the counter, and he Abbot occupied the bench, and Mr. became a bankrupt; but again started , Hone, who defended himself, was acin May's-buildings, St. Martin's-lane, qnitted. On the second and third days from whence he removed to High-street Lord Chief Justice Ellenborough preBloomsbury, where he compiled the sided, certainly with no very favourable index to Lord Berners' Froissart. In feelings for the accused, but Mr. Hone 1811 he was selected by the booksellers, was again acquitted on each charge on the retirement of Mr. John Walker, three distinct juries taking the same to officiate as the trade auctioneer, hav- view of the cases brought before them. ing a counting-house in Ivy-lane. But The extraordinary powers of language again the loss of time spent in some and of argument displayed by Mr. public engagements, particularly an in Hone, in each defence, excited consi. vestigation of lunatic asylums, involved derable sympathy in his behalf, and him in embarrassments, and a second subscriptions were entered into, and a failure was the consequence-his family handsome sum realised, which enabled having in the interval increased to seven him to remove from a contracted shop children, who were taken to a humble in the Old Bailey to a large house on lodging in the Old Bailey, where the Ludgate-hill, where he gradually with. father struggled hard to maintain them drew from his political line of publicaby his contributions to the Critical Re. tion, and attempted to resume the busiview and the British Lady's Magazine. ness of a book auctioneer, but with less He next occupied a small shop in Fleet. success than before. In 1823 Mr. Hone street, as a bookseller, which, on two published a very curious volume, enti. different nights, was plundered of the iled, “ Ancient Mysteries described ;" most valuable works, many of which had containiug the results of his researches been borrowed for the purpose of dis- in the way of precedents when he bad playing stock. This greatly disheartened been called upon to defend himself from him, but about 1815 he became pub- the charge of basphemy. It is only just lisher of the Traveller newspaper. In to him to say that this work is strictly 1816 he commenced a weekly paper historical, and that personally at least, called the “ Reformist's Register," in he did not repeat the offence. In 1826 which be very ably combated the doc he commenced the publication, weekly, trines promulgated by Mr. Owen. Soon of his very interesting and instructive after this, when party spirit ran very miscellany, entitled, the “ Every Day high, he was induced to write a series Book ;” but though the sale was large, of political satires; one of which, the yet he did not derive sufficient to main" Political House that Jack Built” went tain his family, now comprising ten chilthrough more than fisty editions. Its dren, and he was arrested for debt and great attraction consisted perhaps in its thrown into the King's Bench, where woodcuts from the clever designs of he finished the “Every Day Book," George Cruickshank, whose talents were and then successfully carried on its sefirst made extensively known in these quels, the “ Table Book," for two publications of Mr. Hone. Like every years 1827 and 1828, and the “ Year ihing that becomes popular in London, Book," for one year 1829, the whole of the House that Jack Built” was soon which from their deep research and vaimitated by a swarm of rival “Houses." ried interest, have been generally adAnother of Mr. Hone's cleverest pro mired, and called forth the warm comductions, was "A Slap at Slop," a bur mendations of Mr. Southey the poet. lesque on the newspaper called “The The difficulties under which Mr. Hone New Times," and printed in the news laboured once more aroused the enerpaper form ; it ridiculed principally the gies of his friends, and he was enabled editor of that journal, Dr. Stoddart, and to take the Grasshopper coffee-house, the Constitutional Association, whom in Gracechurch-street; but after a sew he called the Bridge-street Gang. A years this speculation also failed, and third satire on the government of the he was thrown upon the resources of his day, Mr. Hone was upadvisedly led to mind; till becoming acquainted with an write in the form of a parody upon Independent minister, the Rev. T. the liturgy; and he was consequently Binney, that gentleman persuaded him prosecuted by the Attorney-General to try his powers in the pulpit, and he and brought to trial on three separate frequently preached in the Weigh-house

DEATHS—Nov. chapel, Eastcheap. At the starting of nally intended for the naval profession, the “ Penny Magazine," he wrote the and at the age of fourteen was entered first article, and he likewise edited as a midshipman in the Alexander, then “ Strutt's Sports,' &c. In 1835 wbilst under the command of the late Lord at the above-mentioned chapel, he was Longford. A short time after he had attacked by paralysis, and had a re joined his vessel, she sailed for the newal of it in 1837, at the office of the Mediterranean, and formed one of the Patriot (which paper be sub-edited) in feet under Lord Howe. His conduct Bolt-court, and soon afterwards suffered throughout wou the marked and public a third attack. From this period nature acknowledgments of Lord Longford. On has been gradually decaying, though his the return of the Alexander, Lord Gort intellect remained unimpaired till with- quitted the naval service, and purchased in a few hours of dissolution, when in à commission in the Royals. Shortly sensibility came on and prevented all afterwards he was appointed to the further converse. His resignation un. Lieut.-Coloneley of the Limerick Mider suffering was Christian-like, and litia ; and in this capacity he bighly bis departure calm and tranquil. In distinguished himself in opposing the society Mr. Hone was a cheerful com. progress of the French under General panion, and his heart was never closed Tumbert, at Colooney, 5th September against the complaints of his fellow 1798, for which he obtained an honourcreatures.

able augmentation to his family arms - At The Views, Huntingdonshire, by a grant of supporters bearing the Vice-Adm. Sir Richard Hussey Hussey, fag of the Limerick Militia, with the K.C.B., G.C.M.G.

motto of “Colooney," and the date 8. At Sandy.park House, Drewsteign- September 1798 inscribed thereon. The ton, aged 30, Edwardus Wyndham, esq. thanks of Parliament too were voted to

Aged 80, the Rev. Samuel Old him for his gallant conduct throughout acres, Rector of Gonalstone, Notting the engagement, in which he was se. hamshire. He was of Emanuel College, verely wounded. He had been elected Cambridge.

to the Irish Parliament as one of the At Coltishall Hall, Norfolk, the members for the city of Limerick from Rev. James Ward, D.D., formerly Fel the year 1790, and he was one of the low of Queen's College, Cambridge, and few who to the last maintained what Senior Chaplain at the Presidency of they conceived was the cause of their Bengal ; in his 76th year.

country in opposition to the Union. Al9. At Toddington, Gloucestershire, ter that measure had been consumaged 85, the Rev. John Eddy, for fifty mated, he was again elected, then as four years Vicar of Toddington and Did the sole member, and he continued to brook, Gloucestershire, and fifty-three represent the city in Parliament for years Rector of Whaddon, Wilts. a period of twenty-seven years until his

At Gravesend, aged 65, George accession to the peerage, which took Canning, esq., Comm. R.N.

place on the death of his uncle 23rd 10. At his seat Ystrad Lodge, Car of May, 1817. He was elected a repremarthenshire, in his 66th year, John sentative peer in 1820, and always supJones, esq., a Magistrate and Dep.- ported the Conservative party, but withLieut. for that co., and one of its repre out any slavish adherence to the policy sentatives in Parliament.

of its leaders. Principles and not par11. At Grantham, aged 56, the Rev. ty had his vote, and on two memorable Robert Gordon Andrews, M.A., Vicar occasions in the political history of moof Haugh-on the hill, and formerly dern times, viz. on the Catholic Relief Head Master of Grantham Free Gram and the Corporation Bills, he felt himmar School.

self bound to dissent from that party At his town residence in Dublin, with whom he was usually found associthe Right Hon. Charles Vereker, se ated in politics. cond Viscount Gort (1816) and Baron 14. The Rev. James Henry Stone, Kiltarton, co. Galway (1810), one of Perpetual Curate of Eye, near Peterthe Representative Peers and a Privy borough, in bis 40th year. Councillor of Ireland, Governor of the 15. At his residence, Fitzwilliamco. of Galway, Constable of the Castle

square, Dublin, the Right Rev. Dr. of Limerick, and Col, of the city of Sandes, Lord Bishop of Cashel and Limerick militia. Lord Gort was origin Waterford in his 64th year,

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