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be obtained from those libraries re- created confidence, and your kindness and lating to the missionary efforts of the attention conciliated the esteem and affec. Propaganda in this remote region,
tion of your Clergy. But it is on other This collection was, upon his death, and thigher grounds that we think it to be exposed to sale at Calcutta, and our duty, on the present occasion, to offer
unto your Lordship this united testimony purchased by Mr. Mill, the Prin- of our gratitude: it is for the constancy cipal of the College, on account of and perseverance with which yon have the Society, But besides his Eu- resisted every attempt, either in Parliaropean researches, he also prosecu- ment or elsewhere, to assail the principles ted the same object in Thibet itself, or encroach upon the privileges of the and obtained from thence, at a with which you watched over and pro
Church; for the anxious care and diligence considerable expence, further sup- moted the temporal and spiritual good of plies, consisting of MSS. and print- all under your authority, for your indefaed books, in the Thibetian lan- tigable pains in acquiring an intimate ac guage, totally unknown to Euro- quaintance with all the concerns of the peans before; some relating to the Diocese, and the promptness and decision mythology, and economy of that with which your knowledge was brought
to bear upon the wants of Religion and people; others elementary, and
the Church. Your Lordship's personal comected with their language, to visitation of every parish in this extensive gether with specimens of block district, at great expence of money and printing of the natives, of great an- bodily fatigue, the large sums collected at tiquity. These constitute Mrs.' your suggestion, and ander your inflgenee, Barrè Latter's munificent donation. for repairing the venerable fabric of our Her husband directed in his cathedral, your liberality and uniform atwill that they should be given to your paternal anxiety for the welfare of
tention to the various public charities, and some Society where they might most that excellent institution, in which we tend to the advancement of litera- cannot but feel ourselves peculiarly interture and religion. Having taken ested, as its objects are the Widows and the advice of friends, she has de- Orphans of the Clergy, not only justify the cided upon the above appropria observations we have made, but demand tion, as that by which the Major's this arowal of our gratitude and respect.
Such instances of your zeal, ability, and wishes will be most effectually ac. kinduess, will long mark the date of your complished.
Lordship’s episcopacy in the See of
Whilst we regret the loss we have susValedictory Address of the Dean and tained, we beg leave to offer our congra
Chapter, the Chancellor, the Arch- tulations on the change which your Lord. deacon and Clergy of the Arch. ship has deemed conducive to your hapdeaconry of Chester, to their latepiness ; may this and every succeeding Bishop, on his Translation to the event in your Lordship’s life add to it.
We have the bonor to subscribe ourselves, See of Bath and Wells.
Your Lordship's most respectful and To the Right Rev. George Henry Laui,
obedient Servants, &c. &c. D.D. Lord Bishop of Bath and Wells. The Dean and Chapter, the Chancellor,
(Answer.) the Archdeacon, and Clergy of the Arch. To the Rev. the Dean and Chapter, the deaconry of Chester, would feel deficient
Chancellor, the Archdeacon, and Clergy in energy and attention, did they inot, of the Archdeaconry of Chester. upon your Lordship’s recent translation to My Reverend Brethren, another See, express their sincere regret I have just received your Valedictory for the loss they have sustained, and their Address, and lrave read it with feelings, cordial and united declarations of grati. which I want wards to describe. tude and affectionate respeot, for the zeal Aware, however, as I fully am, how and activity which they have so long wit- much I stand indebted, on this occasion, nessed in your Lordship’s exemplary dise to your partiality and kindness, yet shonld charge of all the various duties attached to I be wanting to myself, if I did not acyour high office in this laborious Diocese. knowledge, that during the happy period Your example has been an excitement to of my connection with you, it was the diligence, your firmness and decision anxious wish of my heart, to fulfil all the duties of my important station, to the best the service a collection was made at of my ability and power.
the doors of the Church, amounting Many as have been the blessings show
to 611. 43. 6d. ered down upon me by an all gracious Being, yet is there none which I look
The Bishop, attended by the back upon with more devout and humble company, then adjourned to the gratitude, than my having been placed in National Schools, where his Lorda situation, which afforded me such abun- ship examined the children, aud dant opportunities and means, for active distributed rewards, accompanied and useful employment. That my endea- with a suitable address, amovgst vours were rendered productive of that the most deserving. good, which I sought for, and wlich you
At four o'clock a very large party assure me they did accomplish; this, my Reverend Brethren, was, in a great dee met the Bishop, at the Pelican lon, gree, owing, under Divine Providence, at dinner; J. A. Houbloo, Esq. takto your friendly assistance, your kind and ing the chair : and every one present zealous co-operation. Judge then, at this expressed the highest satisfaction at moment of separation, what must be te the proceedings of the day. Upon regrets of a mind, not insensible to kind.
the health of the Rev. S. Slocock, ness. But, though my official connection with you here terminates, yet be assured
the Secretary, being given from the of my never ceasing respect and affection: chair, that gentleman rose and and accept all that I can now offer, my made the following reply. most ardent hope and prayer, for your
Mr. Chairman, my Lord, and welfare and happiness, temporal and eter
I should be formed of very impene. Geo. H. Bati and WELLS.
trable materials, did I not sensibly feel Palace, Wells,
the honour which I have just received at July 13, 1824.
your hands. During the last ten years, this expression of your approbation has
been many times repeated: and the only Society for Promoting Christian
diminntion of the complete gratification Knowledge.
which I should otherwise experience, is Newbury District Committee. occasioned by the apprehension that my The Tenth Anniversary Meeting services may uot have deserved the disof the Newbury District Committee, have been pleased to mark them :-at all
tinction, by which you, of your kindness, of the Society for Promoting Chris- events, no greater stimulus than your com
tian Knowledge, was held on Wed- mendation will be reqnired to animate my nesday, July 21, and we are happy future exertions. to add, that the interest which this It affords me unfeigned satisfaction to excellent Institution has excited, so
be enabled to inform yon, that the receipts far from declining, is, if we may have this day proved yourselves to be such
of that excellent Institution, of which you judge from the attendance on Wed
generous and efficient supporters, bare nesday, evidently increasing: The exceeded by no less a sam than nearly three company assembled at the Mansion thousand pounds those of the year prehouse at breakfast, was more nu- ceding : the income of the Society, at merous than upon any former oc- Lady Day, 1823, having been 57,7141. casion : almost every family resi- 198. 11d., while at the corresponding pedent in the neighbourhood honoured riod in the present year, it had reached the meeting with their presence; fail to be received with the purest satis
60,6071. 43. 2d. This statement cannot and accompanied by the Mayor
and faction by those who are aware of the close Corporation, the Bishop of Bris. and intimate alliance of this Society, with tol, the Archdeacon of Berks, and the Church, and who take an interest in the Stewards, (J. A. Houblon, Esq. the prosperity of the establislied religion G. H. Cherry, Esq. M.P. the Rev.
of our country. Dr. Penrose, and Ġ. Porcher,) pro
Nor have we less powerful reasons to ceeded in a body to the Church, congratulate ourselves on the degree of
success which has hitherto attended our where the Bishop of Bristol delivere anniversary meetings : and while, as npon ed a most judicious and appropriate the present occasion, the Prelates and wiscourse. At the conclusion of Dignitaries of the Church condescend 10
honour us with their patronage, and, even What he was in his earlier years, those at the expence of great personal inconve- . who were his associates at the illustrious nience, to develope, and recommend onr sensinary in which he received his educa. claims ; while we continue to be distin
tion, can more correctly describe. How guished by the countenance and support brilliant his career at the University to of so large a majority of our neighbours ; which he afterwards removed, the Right we may, without presumption, consider Reverend and Reverend Professors * now ourselves no inefficient auxiliaries, po de. before me, and his contemporaries, can generate descendants of our venerable
more satisfactorily testify. What he was parent.
iu domestic life, his afflicted relatives can Yet amidst the many subjects of grate- feel, but cannot venture to detail.--" Cure ful recollection to which, at the present leves loquuntur, ingentes stupent.” In moment, we cannot but revert, there is
familiar intercourse, how unassuming, how one of melancholy, and of regret, which single-hearted and sincere, those who enwill force itself upon the notice, and joyed his society are alone competent to awaken feelings of no ordinary painfulness. relate. - What he was as a minister, how You will anticipate my allusion, before I indefatigable, how ardent, how tender, can pronounce the mournful occurrence,
and conciliating, his attached and sorrow. - the death of one, of honoured name, and ing flock can most gratefully explain. honoured memory, of one, who, two What he was as a Christian, that 'awful years since, ably and energetically pleaded day will disclose, when springing from that cause, which has this day found so the shackles of the grave, and shaking enlightened an advocate in the distinguish- off the defilements of mortality, he shall ed Prelate now present *, -I mean the
stand in the presence of Him whose relideath of Mr. Rennell.
gion he had so conscientiously embraced, His removal, especially at a time when
and so corrageously defended, and in almost every day produces some fanciful
whose faith and fear he lived and died. experiment in science, or some extrava
Only eleven months have elapsed, since gant speculation in religion, (evidencing he occupied, though on a different occathe lamentable aberrations of the human
sion t, the chair which I now so upworintellect, rather than substantial improve- thily fill
, apparently in the full possession of ment in knowledge, or advancement in health, and strength unimpaired, and with genuine piety,) must be considered as a
the prospect of length of days before him. most afflictive calamity, not only to the His course has been short indeed, but in Church of England, but to the Church uni- its progress it was illustrious, and its close versal. For whether the perversions and was gilded with the brightest tint of departartifices of Unitarianism were to be ex
ing day. posed t; the monstrous theories of Ma
I request you to accept my thanks for terialism to be refuted I; the andacious at.
the patience with which you have endured tacks of open and avowed Infidelity to be
this interruption; and at the same time I repelled $; the rights of our Church, and beg to express my sincere and undissemthe character of our Clergy to be vindi
bled regret, that the task, which I have · cated and defended ||; or the wildness and perhaps só presumptuously undertaken,
pruriency of Enthusiasm to be repressed and which I have so inadequately disand corrected, he was ever at haud, the charged, had not devolved upon one more unshrinking and able champion of truth.
highly gifted; for a subject of more afIn offering this most imperfect tribute fecting interest than the premature and laof respect to his memory, I have confined
mented removal of this burning and shinmyself to the notice of that distinguished ing light, cannot engage the attention of and acknowledged reputation, which bis bis surviving brethren. valuable writings have so folly established.
“ His saltem accumulem Donis, et fungar * The Bishop of Bristol.
inapi + See “ Animadversions on" (what is
" Munere insidiously and most untruly called) Improved Version of the New Testament."
* The Bishop of Bristol, Regius ProSee “Remarks on Scepticism as it is fessor of Divinity; and Mr. Turton, Lilconnected with Organization and Life.” casian Professor of Mathematics in the
♡ See “ Proofs of Inspiration," &c. University of Cambridge. || See “A Letter to Henry Brougham,
+ The Visitation of the Lord Bisliop of
Salisbury. REMEMBRANCER, No. 68.
Address from the Vestry of St. ness; but when we recollect the highly
Martin-in-the-Fields to the Vene- exemplary manner in which you have, for rable the Archdeucon of London.
nearly twelve years, discharged the many
arduous and important duties of your saThe following Address was unani- cred function-the zeal with which you mously voted by the Churchwardens have promoted, and the liberality with and Vestrymen of the Parish of St. which you have supported, every plan to Martin-in-the-Fields, to the above afford instruction and assistance to the distinguished individual, upon his poor-your unwearied exertions in visiting resignation of that Living, in con
the sick, consoling the friendless, and relier.
ing the distressed-in a word, your truly sequence of his preferment to the paternal and benevolent condnct to all your Vicarage of Kensington. The value
Parishioners--we cannot but deeply, most of this testimony will be better ap- deeply, lament our loss. While we thus, preciated, when we state that among Sir, express what we know must be the those who signed it as Vestrymen, sentiments of every individual in the Pawere the Earl of Liverpool, the rish, we, who have been fortunate enough Duke of Northumberland, Sir Ed
to enjoy frequent, indeed constant, opmund Antrobus, Sir Coutts Trotter, you, are particularly called upon to offer
portunities of personal intercourse with Mr. A. B. Drummond, Mr. R. H.
you onr grateful acknowledgments for the Cox, &c. It was presented by a kind attention and uniform courtesy, wbich Deputation on the 13th July. As a we have, upon all occasions, experienced further proof of their regard and from yon ; and allow us, Sir, to add, that esteem, the Vestrymen unanimously
our regret for the loss of so excellent a
Pastor is greatly beightened by the convoted him a piece of plate of the
sideration that we are each of us at the value of One Hundred guineas :
same time deprived of a most invaloable " To the Venerable Joseph Holden Pott, friend. These, Sir, are not expressions of
A.M. Archdeacon of London, and form—this is not the language of flattery Vicar of the Parish of St. Martin-in- -We speak the genuine feelings of our the-l'ields.
hearts— feelings which we should be in“ We, the Churchwardens and Vestry sensible if we did not possess, and unjust men of the Parish of St. Martin-in-the- if we did not avow. Fields, are most anxious, before you de- “And now, Sir, while we perform the part from among us, to express the strong painful task of bidding you farewell, we feelings of admiration, respect, and affec- can most truly assure you, that your metion, which every part of your conduct, mory will always be cherished among us since you have held the Living of this with veneration, and with the warmest af. Parish, bas excited in our breasts. Re- fectiou ; and that our most fervent prayers garding you, Sir, as we do, we are bound will constantly be offered up for your hapto rejoice at any event which may tend to piness. your advantage and increase your happi- “ Vestry Room, July 13, !824."
SOME ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE OF THE LATE REV. THOMAS RENNELL, B.D. F.R.S.
VICAR OF KENSINGTON, &c. The much lamented subject of this grandfather, on the mother's side, brief Memoir was born at Winches- was the celebrated Judge Blackter, in the year 1787, of a family stone. His father, whose bitter remarkable in more than one gene- portion it is to be the survivor of ration, for talent and virtue. His so excellent à son as few fathers paternal grandfather was the Rev. are blessed with *, is the present Thomas Rennell, M.A. Prebendary One is here reminded of the noble of Winchester, a man distinguished strain in which an ancient Roman, while by his learning and piety *. His he complains of the same hard lot, con
soles himself, however, with the same * See the Dedication to his Memory, of hope of a blessed re-union, by which the Discourses, by his son Thomas Rennell, Christian father, on far surer grounds, is D.D. Master of the Temple. 2d Edit. supported. “O præclarum diem, cùm 1801.
ad illud divinum animorum concilio
venerable and eminent Dean of relating to our possessions and prosWinchester, and Master of the pects in the East. On this occaTemple. Under the care of such a sion the Greek prize was adjudged parent, and of a mother (also his to Rennell, for a Sapphic Ode on sad survivor) every way worthy of the Propagation of the Gospel in her father and her husband, the India, which left the perforinances great natural talents of their eldest of his rivals far behind; and which, son had uo ordinary advantages of even in the field of academic com. direction and encouragement. When petition, might bave been not less therefore, following his father's successful. One more of his school steps, he was sent at an early age compositions seems to demand no. to Eton, and placed upon the foun- tice, since its subject, · Pallentes dation there, he immediately assum. Morbi,' will now give it a melaned that high place among his con- choly interest with those who may temporaries, which he ever after- happen to possess copies of it, for wards maintained. The memory of a few were printed for private circuhis name and honours is still fresh lation among his friends. It exhiin that famous and fourishing nur- bits in highly classical and poetical sery of learning : and many are colours, the most remarkable chathey who can well remember what racteristics of the various maladies vigour of conception and rapidity of which are principally instrumental execution even then inarked his ef- in bringing man to his long home.' forts; and how often his exercises Little did he who now offers this were selected from the rest for the very unworthy tribute to the me. first rewards and distinctions of the mory of an old and most faithful school. That remembrance, indeed, friend, think, when first he read the is now embittered with pain and re- following description, that not many gret; but yet there is a pride in years would elapse, before it would having been the school-fellow and be realized in its author. competitor of Rennell, which they
“ Marasmus who have a claim to it, will cherish
Corda minutatim radit; quatit arida till the generation which has been
fauces so soon deprived of his society and Tussis, et inclinat demisso vertice languor. services, shall have passed away.--- Jamque adcò macies, vullis vincenda cibo. When he was high in the school, though there were yet many in it Anxiliis, et difficili, vix progrediens pes his seniors, two prizes were propos. Spem, fuerit qnæcunque, secant, Illa
Conatu, incertoque natantia lamina visu ed by Dr. Claudius Buchanan to
ultima vitæ Eton, among other places of educa- Lux tremit, æternis jamjam extinguenda tion, for the best compositions in
tenebris. Greek and Latin verse, on subjects cætumqne proficiscar, et cùm ex hâc Vix, inter lacrymas, atque irrita vota paturbâ et colluvione discedam ! proficiscar
rentùm, enim non ad eos solùin viros, de quibus Erigeris paulùm, risuque animante, lepores antè dixi, sed etiam ad Catonam meum, Scintillant supremùm oculi.” quo nemo vir melior natus est, nemo pietate præstantior: cujus a me corpus crema
It ought not perhaps to be here tum est ; quod contra decuit ab illo meum. omitted, that while the subject of Animus verò non me deserens, sed re- this sketch was at Eton, a periodispectans, in ea profectò loca discessit, qud cal work, entitled · The Miniature,' mihi ipsi cernebat esse veniendum. Quem (having the Microcosm' for its ego menm casum fortiter ferre visus sum; prototype) was conducted by him ipse consolabar, existimans non longine and three of his contemporaries. Of quum inter nos digressum et discessum this publication, which went through fore."--Cato apud Cic. de Senect. two editions, it is enough to say