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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 a 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, his 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 rácter, 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 oflices, by the energetic em- | letter written by himself.

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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,

been actuated. 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 sound of music 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 clearly 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.

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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 a 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 Duchess 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.

Admir'd and valued in a distant land,

And science mark'd him for her favour'd son.

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1065
Memoir of Lord Teignmouth.

1066 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

been actuated. 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

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 sound of music 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 clearly 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 easy 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 I and example worthy of imitation.

MEMOIR OF

MR.

SMITH.

Was ever love like this!"

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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: “ Bless the Lord, Oasiliction, he was so much better, that our souls; and all that is within us, bopes 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 bis 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 so 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,

he taketh away ; blessed be the name But that which feels them most, and yel sustains." of the Lord.” In the following Sep

“Not with the fortitude, that mocks at pains,

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