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branches of his communication have ployment of his talents, and the early been anticipated in the preceding pa- acquirement of an intimate knowledge ragraphs, he will easily perceive the of the Persian, and the popular Oriencause of those partial omissions, which tal languages. on no other account would have taken In the year 1786, during Mr. Pitt's place.
Administration, when Lord Melville The Right Honourable Lord Teign- was President of the Board of Control, mouth is an honorary member of the and the Marquis Cornwallis Governor Board of Control for Affairs in India, General of India, we find Mr. Shore and the noble President of the British at the head of the revenue department; and Foreign Bible Society. This lat- and in 1787, he had the honour, with ter situation he has had the honour to the Honourable Charles Stuart, by a sustain, from the primary establish- special commission from the King, to ment of that glorious institution. As invest Marquis Cornwallis with the the circulation of the Holy Scriptures, most noble order of the Garter. Mr. through the medium of this great So- Shore continued in India, high in the ciety, its subordinate branches, and esteem and confidence of Marquis ample correspondence, extends over a Cornwallis, until December 1792, when considerable portion of the habitable reiterated attacks of sickness, comglobe, the name of its noble Presi- pelled him to return to England, for dent, must excite general interest, the benefit of his health.* and secure the veneration of those Mr. Pitt and Lord Melville, being Christian spirits, which harmonizing in well acquainted with his inflexible inlove, are endeavouring, through this tegrity, and eminent qualifications, invast machine, to promote its great de- duced the King to create him a Barosign, in proclaiming, through the writ- net. This was done in 1792, and he ten word, “ Glory to God in the high- was appointed provisional successor to est, and on Earth peace, good will to- Marquis Cornwallis, who resigned the wards men.”
government of British India to Sir Lord Teignmouth was called to this John Shore, Bart. on the 28th of Ocexalted station, as President, from tober, 1793. the original formation of the institu- In April 1794, that universal schotion in 1804. From that moment to lar, and justly celebrated orientalist, the present, bis indefatigable labours Sir William Jones, who was judge of prove, that he engaged in this work the Supreme Court in India, and the from a purity of principle, which alone intimate acquaintance of Sir John could preserve him from growing Shore, departed this life at Calcutta ; weary in well doing. On this ground, and was succeeded by him in the chair, he lives, not only in the eye of the as President of the Asiatic Society. British empire, but in that of foreign On the 22d of May following he pronations, and kindreds, and tongues; nounced at a full meeting, a masterly and we cannot doubt, that his name eulogium on his departed friend. In will hereafter be mentioned with pleas- this be unconsciously delineated many ing veneration in languages which to striking features of character, which, us are yet unknown. By the Reverend though peculiarly applicable to the John Owen, in his History of the Bible deceased, many who heard could not Society, this truly Christian Nobleman but transfer to the speaker his suchas been judiciously denominated cessor.
The patron of religion, and an ex- Among the various effusions to which ample of its influence, while discharg- the death of Sir William Jones gave ing the functions of Governor General rise, was the following verse, written of Bengal.”—Vol. I. page 68.
by her Grace the Dachess of DevonLord Teignmouth, who is about 68 shire in 1795, as delineating his chayears of age, embarked for Bengal on racter, and designed as a tribute of the civil establishment of the Honour- respect to his revered memory. These able the East India Company, about lines falling into the hands of Lady the year 1768, as Mr. John Shore. Jones, were, at her particular request, Here he passed through the various introduced by Lord Teignmouth into gradations of that service, in the civil the memoir of her late husband, which and judicial, but chiefly in the revenue he was then writing. department, and qualified himself for See in his “Life of Sir William Jones," a the highest offices, by the energetic em- | letter written by himself.
To give the sentiments contained in which he was enabled to prevent inthem another application, we need only testine commotion from ripening into change the name of the deceased for birth, without permitting those whose that of the biographer, and justice latent purposes he had defeated, to will sanction the appropriation. discover the motive by which he had Admir'd and valued in a distant land,
Undaunted courage His gentle manners all affection won;
and inflexible justice were distinguishThe prostrate Hindoo own'd his fostering hand, ing characteristics of his arduous And science mark'd him for her favour'd son.
administration. Amidst the storms Lord Teignmouth continued Gover-produced by conflicting passions, his nor General of the British Empire in integrity remained unshaken; and, the East Indies, from October 28th, under every circumstance, his eye was 1793, to the 12th of March 1798, the steadily fixed on that authority with interval of which forms a period of which he was entrusted as Governornearly four years and a half; the most General of British India, and which eventful in itself to Britain, and the he invariably succeeded in preserving most ominous in its effects and conse- from violation. quences to the nations of Europe that In every station which his Lordhas ever occurred in any era of their ship has hitherto been called to fill, history. The frowns of insulted Omni- his attachment to the cause of Christipotence seemed at that time to hang anity has been invincible. Among on the kingdoms engaged in war; the the dissolute morals which prevailed roots of empire appeared to be loosen- in India, during his dominion there, ed; and the prognostics of famine, in he had in this respect courage to be many places, threatened to complete almost singly good.” His attenthe desolations of the sword. Lord | dance on public worship was regular Teignmouth, who was succeeded by and devout, without the parade of the present Marquis Wellesley, then ceremony, the tinsel of ostentation, or Lord Mornington, rendered at this cri- the pageantry of state. In his public sis to his native country an essential capacity, the duties of his station were service, by sending home large sup- always discharged without those gauplies of rice, so that England, during dy trappings of greatness, by which a scarcity of corn, was partially fed diminutive minds are captivated; and with this valuable article shipped from this, in the estimation of mental imbeBengal. The Duke of Wellington, cility, rendered his administration less then Lieutenant-Colonel Wellesley, dignified than that of his predecessors. commanding the 33d regiment of foot, To the tale of sorrow, his Lordship arrived in Calcutta in 1797.
always lent a willing ear; and the beIt was not merely with foreign na- nevolence of his heart found an ample tions, that England had at this time evidence in the liberality of his hand. to contend. Discontents prevailed in In India and in England, his characthe heart of the empire; and many ter has sustained that pleasing uniplaces exhibited the presages of com- formity in the cause of virtue, which motion, India had its share of these genuine Christian principles can alone internal calamities, arising from causes inspire. To the und of asic he has which have not hitherto been fully de- always manifested a strong attachveloped, but which history hereafter ment ; and the sweetness of that spirit will clcarly elucidate. On some of which breathes through his friendly these occasions, his Lordship’s cou- epistles, is but an emanation of that rage was proved by a test not destitute harmony which pervades his soul. of severity, which called into exercise In domestic life, surrounded by a those diversified talents, which his numerous offspring, his Lordship disarduous and awfully responsible sta- plays those social virtues which extion so fully required.
tend the bond of union to every Without entering, in this brief bio- branch of the family circle. To his graphical sketch, into a minute detail domestics he is kind and affectionate, of Lord Teignmouth's public services, and on all occasions is casy of access. we shall alone add, that with all his As a husband and a father, he stands other virtues and talents, this distin- pre-eminently adorned with those exguished Nobleman possessed a deep | cellencies, which can alone render virpenetration, to discern remote effects tue amiable, authority respectable, in their pregnant causes, through and example worthy of imitation.
Was ever love like this!”
MEMOIR OF MR. SMITH,
At this season he would often re[Concluded from col. 897.]
quest me to read some of his favourite
hymns; after which, he would sweetIt appeared to be the will of Provi- ly expatiate on the love of the Savidence, that our dear friend should ex
our to perishing sinners. Never can change his earthly habitation : he ac
I forget, with what emotions of graticordingly went to reside at Studley, tude and praise he dwelt upon these early in the spring of 1815. Through lines: the autumn and winter, his health had
“And came to earth, to bleed and die: been on the decline. This, it is supposed, was occasioned by repeated He then added : Nothing but real colds, and the increased fatigues of
religion can support or give consolabusiness. And he only for a short tion in an hour of trial like this. What time realized his loved home, when he could the favour of the whole world became so seriously ill,as to be entirely do for me now?" confined to the house. His complaints
Dr. Doddridge's Exposition of the were of a very afflictive and trying na- Sermon on the Mount, was with him ture, and he was unable for many
a very favourite portion; and frenights to take rest either on a bed or quently have I heard him enlarge, in sofa, as a reclining posture greatly in- a most spiritual and profitable mancreased the pain in his side and back. ner, on those characters whom the A short extract from a note, penned by Saviour there pronounces blessed." his own hand at this afflictive season, I could not but praise a faithful God, will prove his happy composure, and for the supporting grace given to his holy resignation of mind.
dear servant, and rejoice on his ac' April 15, 1815. count: yet when I contemplated his “ But what a mercy that I am per- calm submission, and heavenly frame mitted to take rest any way, and that of mind, I rejoiced with tremblingmy food hath not lost its relish. These, from the selfish fear, that he was ripenand ten thousand other blessings, de-ing for an early immortality. mand our ceaseless praises ! Oh! The best medical advice was prothen, let our hearts adopt the language cured, and after two months of painful of the Psalmist: “ Bles the Lord, o affliction, he was so much better, that our souls; and all that is within us, hopes of his recovery were sanguinely bless his holy name.” My dear friend cherished: but alas! these hopes were knows that our trials and afflictions like the early dew, or summer's cloud. are sent in great mercy, that they do Though it pleased his heavenly Phyindeed make the promise sweet; they sician partially to restore him, the give new life to prayer. In the trying powers of his constitution were moment, this world and all its glories completely, enervated, that he never appear to us in their true colours: regained his wonted vigour. His heathen, and then only, we see time and venly Father knew perfectly the trials things as they really are ; and feeling of his suffering servant; be had early their emptiness and insufficiency, ex- called him to bear the burden and claim, “Miserable comforters are ye heat of the day, and to a peculiar exall.” Now one thing is felt to be in- ercise of his faith, hope, and love; and deed needful.”
it is now evident that in all this, he On the 18th of April he sent for me was graciously preparing him for a to Studley. I found him exceedingly speedy possession of his eternal inill; but calm, resigned, and patient. heritance. Indeed, his uniform composure was The summer months passed with such as is seldom witnessed, and can but comparatively little improvement, be accounted for only on Christian yet still he was kept in a patient waitprinciples. His treasure and his heart | ing frame. If he ever indulged a hope were evidently in heaven. I believe, of recovering, it was that he might dethrough the whole season of his suffer- dicate his all to the service and glory ings, not one murmuring word escaped of God. In a letter received from bim his lips: “ Thy will be done,” was the the latter end of July, after adverting constant and cheerful language of his to the state of his health, he says: soul. Thus he triumphed:
“ The Lord giveth, and, if best for us, “ Not with the fortitude, that mocks at pains,
he taketh away ; blessed be the name But that which feels them most, and yel sustains."
of the Lord." In the following Sep
tember, his affliction became more attractive excellencies which visibly alarming; but as his outward man de- adorned the christian conduct of our cayed, his inward man was renewed departed friend. How much more, day by day. In an interview I had without any exaggeration, might have with him, little more than three weeks been said, will appear in that great previous to the painful closing scene, day, when they who have kept the I recollect, he remarked with particu- commandments of God, and the faith lar emphasis: “ I find nothing but per- of Jesus, shall be made fully manifest fect resignation to the will of God will do. and gloriously triumphant. Under When I give up all, and say in heart, this consolatory and animating reflec• Thy word be done;' then, and only tion, I would lay down my pen; humthen, I am happy."
bly praying, that the Lord may bless His last afflictions were peculiarly this feeble attempt to magnify the trying. A violent and acute pain in power of his grace, and to shew forth his head arose so high, as to occa- his praise. sion, at times, a degree of mental insensibility. This, in addition to his
THE ANSWER OF CATO TO LABIENUS, extreme debility, rendered it improper for him to speak much; indeed, he who wished him to consult an Oracle in the Dewas not capable of it. The best me
serts of Libya. dical assistance was again procured,
Translated from Lucan, by H. S. Boyd. but all in vain; for it soon, alas! be- Full of that God, whom in his secret breast came too evident, that no arm of flesh He ever bore, he spake: the hallow'd words could preserve him from the grave. Were worthy of a shrine oracular. His Divine Master, whom he had O Labienus, what should I inquire ? faithfully served, had said, It is en
If it were better, on the battle-plain ough, -come up hither.” In the midst To die a freeman, than to live a slave?
If life, howe'er protracted, be a span ? of these agonies, while nature was ra- If good men stand invincible if Fortune pidly dissolving, he was preserved in Against the righteous wing her shaft in vain? sweet composure of mind; and for se
It holy motives be alone required, veral days, his countenance manifest- And virtue, spurn’d orcherislı’d, still be virtue ? ed the most pleasing indications of in- These truths we know, nor can the God himself ward tranquillity. One night, reviving Impiant them deeper. With the powers ima little from a painful lethargy, he ex- morta) claimed with peculiar energy: “When We're closely link'd ; and tho' each shrine were the MIGHTY GOD is our SAVI- silent, OUR what cause have we to fear ?” We ne'er could frustrate the decrees of hearcn. and then, reversing the sentence: Th’ Almighty needeth no interpreter, • When our SAVIOUR is the MIGH- That men may learn his counsel : at our birth TY GOD, what cause have we to fear?” Would he have chosen this deserted shore,
He told us all that we ’re concern'd to know. -dwelling with apparent comfort That some lone stragglers night inquire his will? on the words, MIGHTY GOD. At Or buried sacred truth in barren sand? another time he said: “God is the What is his temple, but the earth, the sea, essence of love, and therefore He can- The air, and heaven, and virtue? Why beyond not do wrong.”-Thus he continued, Explore the heavenly sanctities? Whate'er in a meek, resigned, and peaceful | We see, where'er we sojourn, there is Jove. frame, as the powers of nature rapidly Let wavering busoms, Anciuating minds, declined, until Monday morning the For soothsayers pant : I heed no oracle. ninth of October, 1815, when, in his By death, and death alone, I'm certified. twenty-seventh year, his happy spirit Let it suffice, that Sove hath told us this.
The coward and the brave alike must fall. was freed from the tenement of clay, He spake, and leaving unexplor'd the faith and admitted, we cannot doubt, to
Of dubious Ammon, from the lane retir'd. join the countless numbers of the redeemed, in their eternal anthems of praise: “ Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, and hath made us kings and Translated from Lucan, by H. S. Boyd. priests unto God and his Father; to Tuisk not, his manes slumber'd in the dust : him be glory and dominion for ever Deem not, those lowly ashes could retain and ever. Amen."
A shade so mighty! From the tomb he burst, This brief Memoir, affords but a And, leaving that inglorious tenement, faint delineation of the spiritual and Soar'd on the gale, and sought the realmof Jr
THE APOTHEOSIS OF POMPEY THE
Where Æther's plains beneath the stars extend,
TO THE EDITOR OF THE IMPERIAL Between the earth and Cynthia's lucid patlı,
MAGAZINE, The hallow'd shades of mortals deified,
Sir, In glory dwell; whom virtue's holy fire
I have been surprised, in looking over Made blameless, patient ’mid the teeming ills That harbour here, and when their race was run, Lancashire and Liverpool, to find no
different topographical accounts of Compos'd their spirits in eternal peace. They come not there, enshrin'd in gold, or laid biographical notice of Peter WhitOn piles that blaze with costly frankincense. FIELD, the celebrated author of the There, when he view'd the pure æthereal light, | Treatise on the Hebrew Vowel Points, The rolling planets, and the golden orbs, printed at Liverpool, 1748, 4to.; a That stud the sapphire canopy, he saw work which a competent judge has What dismal darkness our most brilliant day pronounced to be “the best defence Envelops, and beheld with scornful glance,
of them ever published.”—Dr, Adam The wretched remnant of his abject corse.
Clarke's Bibliog. Dict. vol. ii. p. 129. Thence, o'er Emathia's crimson field, and o'er
I have been assured he was originalThe camp of guilty Cæsar, and the fleet That crown'dold Ocean's lide, he wing’d his ly a weaver, and self-taught in the HeAight;
brew, Greek, and Latin languages; Ard seated to redress the wrougs of
and that from having frequently to as
man, In Brutus' sacred breast he rear'd his shrine, sist the printer in composing the OriAnd fix'd in Cato's soul bis dwelling-place. ental parts of his “ Treatise," and November 30th, 1819.
other works, he gained such a knowledge of printing, as enabled him to
commence business as a Printer. HEBREW SHEPHERDS.
From a learned work written by A Fragment for the Holidays. him in defence of the Atonement, enA dawn advanc'd on Nature, tints the hills titled, “ Christianity of the Old TestaWith richest hues, and soon the valley fills ment,” printed 1757, 8vo. we learn With glowing rays, diffusing sacred light, that he had been a Dissenter, but had Clothing the fleecy tribes in purer white. conformed. To this work he also These thinking night is past, begin to feed.
prefixed a “
Reply” to — Brown, who Their guardians half draw forth the tuneful
had written against him for embracing reed;
the principles of the established When solemn awe (as Midian's she felt,
church. When near the burning bush he trembling
If any of your correspondents can knelt; Dr Israel's host, when the divided sea
inform me of any other particulars Sparkled with light unborrow'd from the day) respecting him, I shall consider myThe artless swains o'erwhelm'd, affrighted all,
self obliged. Prostrate before the heavenly vision fall.
I am, your's, &c. While thus amaz'd, their souls find strange em
J. T. ploy,
Salford, Manchester, In pleasing terrors half allied to joy,
Dec. 13th, 1819. A form angelic dissipates their fears, And sounds celestial charm their list'ning ears. Then choirs of cherubs from the opening sky, QUERIES TO CORRESPONDENTS. This anthem sang,
Glory to God on high! Tidings of peace from heav'n to earth we bring;
1. On the Soul when disembodied. Messiah reigns! Go, see the new-born King. J. F. of London asks, “Where does Liverpool.
the soul go, on its separation from the body? and does it receive judgment
immediately, or wait till the last day?" DANGER OF PROVERBIAL PHRASES. A British adventurer had got into high
2. On the Sun standing still. favour at the court of a Turkish pasha. R. C. observes, “ It is mentioned in One day the latter was explaining to the book of Joshua, chap. x. that the him a part of the policy by which he sun stood still, and the moon stayed, hoped to add another pashalik to his and hasted not to go down, about a dominions. “Well, right," said the whole day.' Were the sun and moon obsequious dependant; you will un- truly above the horizon, for the space doubtedly very soon have two strings to of 24 hours, for was it only the light of your bow.”
The pasha started, and these heavenly bodies, that was retainour hapless countryman was never af- ed, and thus rendered miraculously terwards seen.