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Canon of Christ Church. Dr. Pett was tutor to the late states. man, Mr. Canning. On the death of Bishop Goodenough in 1827, King George IV. wrote an autograph letter to Lord Goderich, in which he stated that, as he knew it was the intention of the late Premier to appoint his tutor Dr. Pett to the first vacant Bishoprick, the death of the Bishop of Carlisle would, if Lord Goderich saw no objection to it, supply the opportunity. The offer was in consequence made; but Dr. Pett without hesitation declined it, being perfectly content with that station in the church he already so honourably filled. From the decided manner in which he had expressed himself, the Doctor expected the affair would have at once been set to rest ; three weeks afterwards, however, his Majesty ordered the offer to be repeated, observing, “ That no steps had been taken till the Doctor had had time to reconsider bis refusal, and that the Bishoprick was still at his service.” Dr. Pett, however, although entertaioing the most grateful sense of His Majesty's liberality and condescension, persisted in his first resolve, and the See passed into the possession of the Hon. Dr. Percy, Bishop of Rochester. It is difficult to say which part of this transaction is the most rare —the second offer or the second refusal. Dr. Pett passed a long and useful life, excepting one short interval, within the precincts of the University of Oxford, beloved for the benevolence of his disposition, admired for his taste, wit, and scholarship, and respected for his integrity. There is a portrait of Dr. Pett, by Owen, at St. Mary's hall, Oxford, taken at the expense of the members of that Society; as was a fine engraving which has been published from it.

P. 667, line 21, for Doctors read Domini.

P. 668. In Dartford church, on the north wall of the chancel, is a very handsome mural monument by Milligan, erected by subscription to the memory of the late Vicar. It consists of a large square tablet, on which is the inscription, surmounted by a pyramid of black marble, bearing a medallion profile the size of life, below which appear several books. The inscription :

“ Sacred to the memory of the Rev. John Currey, M. A. forty-seven years Vicar of this parish, Rector of Longfield, and formerly Fellow of St. John's college, Cainbridge; who departed this life on the 18th day of October 1824, aged 89 years, and lies buried in Northfleet church.

“For a perpetual remembrance of his virtues, to record their deep sense of his worth, and their heartfelt sorrow for their loss, his parishioners have caused this monumental tablet to be erected.

We saw in him benevolence tempered with discretion, zeal controlled by sober judgment, piety adorned with simplicity approaching to almost that of the apostolic age.”

Below is sculptured a shield of arms : Gules, a saltire Argent, in chief a Rose. Crest, on a wreath, a Rose.

P. 695. Stephen Law, Esq. formerly Governor of Bombay, and one of the Directors of the East India Company, died at Bedgebury, the seat of his son-in-law Governor John Cartier (of whom in p. 766), Dec. 25, 1787, aged nearly 90; his lady died at Broxbourn, Feb. 2, 1785, aged 77. Soon after his death the following warm eulogy appeared in the Gentleman's Maga. zine, in the words of an old correspondent: “ If complacency in manners, extensive benevolence, inflexible integrity, and submissive piety are virtues beneficial to mankind, and acceptable to God, no one could more justly command the esteem of his fellow-creatures, nor more assuredly hope for an eternal recompence of reward, than this most excellent man.-- It ought to be recorded, to the lasting honour of the deceased, that

, though a Governor of an East India settlement, he returned to England with clean hands,

“ Faithful found
Among the faithless
Among innumerable false, unmor'd,

Unshaken, unseduced
P. 700, last line, for Clayton read South Claypole.
P. 713, note, in most copies, for Warren read Horsley,

P. 713. Mr. Montagu was born at Lackham; and, being a younger son, entered the army, and served as a Captain in the fifteenth regiment of foot during the war with the American colonies. His father died in 1790; his brother James was appointed High Sheriff of Wiltshire in 1795, but died soon after ; upon which he inherited the property. His death (which took place June 19, not Aug. 28, 1815) was from a locked-jaw, caused by a rusty nail wounding his foot. A very extensive and finely preserved collection of birds and other animals, which he had made, was purchased by the British Museum. His first publication was, "The Sportsman's Dictionary; or, a Treatise on Gunpowder and Fire-arms, &c. London 1792;" re-printed 1903.-He lost a son, Frederick, at the battle of Albuera,

P. 720. The Rt. Hon. Willian Windham was born in 1750, the only son of William Windham, Esq. by Sarah, widow of Robert Lukin, Esq. See epitaphs of the Rt. Hon. W. Windham and his lady, at Felbrigg, in the Gent. Mag. vol. XCIX. pt. i. p. 230.

P. 738. Dr. Disney died at Pluckley, March 28, 1807, aged 775; and his remains were interred in the family vault at Cranbrook. His widow survived until the 18th of May 1820, when she died at Ashford, aged 84; and was buried at Cranbrook. “ A portion " of Dr. Disney's library was sold, together with a gentleman's library from Canterbury, by Messrs. Wheatley and Adlard, in Piccadilly, Nov. 16, 1829, and five following days.

In note on Mr. Fisher, for 755 read 735; and for Dunford read Duxford.


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