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on which occasion he was knighted. He 13. At London, John Anderson, Esq. was advanced to the dignity of Baron of Fermoy, in the County of Cork. Gwydir, County Caernarvon, May 28, 1796. - At his Palace in Chelsea, after a long .He is succeeded in his titles and estates by illness and general decay of nature, the his eldest son, Peter Robert Drummond, Hon. Brownlow North, D.C.L. Lord Binow Lord Gwydir, who was married, in shop of Winchester, Prelate of the Order November 1807, to Clementina, sole heiress of the Garter, Provincial Sub-Dean of to the late Lord Perth, in consequence of Canterbury, and Visitor of Magdalane, which he assumed the prefix of Drum- New, Trinity, St John's, and Corpus Colmond to the family name of Burrell. leges, Oxford, F.A. and L.S. His Lord.

30. At Redpath, Mrs Neill, aged 81. ship was aged 79, having been nearly 40

- At Dunbar, in the 74th year of his year's Bishop of that Diocese. age, Mr John Goudie, late manufacturer 14. At Clay Hall, near Windsor, Mrs in Glasgow.

· James Lindsay, wife of Captain Lindsay, - At Edinburgh, Mr William Griffith, Grenadier Guards, aged 23. umbrella manufacturer, in his 56th year. 16. At Beith, William Fleming, Esq.

July 2.At Barrock House, Caithness, writer, John Sinclair, Esq. of Barrock.

17. Mr Matthew Park, builder in Glas. - At Brechin, Mr James Morris, gow. bookseller there.

20. At Montrose, Mrs Elizabeth Stra· 3. In London, the Right Hon. John ton, daughter of the deceased John Straton, Earl of Strathmore.

Esq. of Lauriston, in the 86th year of her 4. At his seat at Fulham, the Right age. Hon. Thomas Lord Viscount Ranelagh. - At Inverness, Mrs Susanna Macal.

- At Crombie Point, near Torryburn, ister, wife of Norman Macdonald, Esq. Mrs Mary Ogilvie, widow of the late James Scalpa. Anderson, Esq. Supervisor of Excise, At Edinburgh, in the 83d year of her Greenock.

age, Miss Graham, only remaining daugh- At Govan, Mr Daniel Wardrop, aged ter of the deceased James Graham of Bal. 92 years.

quhapple, Esq.. . 5. At Wick, William Macleay, Esq. late 21. At Portobello, John Macintosh, Provost of that burgh, in the 80th year of Esq. late Accountant of the Royal Bank. his age.

24. James Towers, Esq. Professor 7. At his house, Broomhill, near Lass. of Midwifery in the University of Glaswade, William Swanston, Esq. late of St gow. Kitt's.

25. At Edinburgh, Colonel Robert Bail- At Montrose, Mr Alexander Pater- lie, of the Hon. East India Company's son, in the 59th year of his age.

service. - At Pitliver, Robert Wellwood, Esq. Lately. At Paris, Count Volney, a of Garvock.

Member of the late Senate, a Peer of 8. At Green, Miss Elizabeth Pettigrew, France, and Member of the French Acaof Green.

demy. - At Balgonie Cottage, Fifeshire, Major Át Drumabin, Mrs M'Donell, wife James Douglas, late of the 7th royal ye. of Captain R. M'Donell, late of the Glenteran battalion.

garry Fencibles. At Parkhill, Stirlingshire, Mrs Ca. At Wickham, near Fareham, Vice. therine Miller, relict of Andrew Muirhead, Admiral Sir Richard Grindall, K. Ć. B. in Esq. Castle Ranken.

his 70th year. 9. At Kippenross House, Mrs Stirling, wi At Horndean, in Hampshire, Ed. dow of the late John Stirling, Esq. of Kip- ward Oliver Osborn, Esq. Vice-Admiral of pendavie.

his Majesty's Fleet. - At Greenfield, near Alloa, Mrs More · In Edinburgh, aged 17 months, Alexrison, of Greenfield.

ander, only son of Alexander Davidson, 10. At Kilsyth Manse, the Rev. Robert Lecturer in Natural Philosophy. Rennie, D. D.

. At Eye, in Suffolk, in the 89th year . --- At Largs, James, only son of George of his age, the Rev. Robert Malyn, who Stirling, Esq. Glasgow. .

was Chaplain on board the Prince Frederick 11. In Queen Street, Edinburgh, Miss man of war, at the taking of Louisburgh, Elizabeth Keay, sen.

and was present at the death of General - In George's Square, Glasgow, Dame Wolfe and the taking of Quebec in 1759. Robina Crawfurd Pollok of Pollok, aged For the last 59 years this venerable clergy. 83 years, relict of Sir Hew Crawfurd, Bart. man had been Rector of Kirkton in Suf, of Jordanhill.


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Character of William Richardson, I Remarks on “ The Abbot"....... .248 Esq. late Professor of Humanity in the University of Glasgow.com.com.

mm 195 LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC On the Connection between Poetry and

INTELLIGENCE. Musicmamman mecommune...205

Lithography_Engraving-Agriculture Correspondence of the De Coverley Fa

-Corsicaurum-French Theatre mily. No. IV. common.common....210

Succedaneum for Leeches-MilkRemarks on Hunt's Translation of Tas

Vinegar - The Classics in Arabic, so's Amyntas commemoramornom.215

&c. &c. &c. com.comcomcomanncom. 257 Journal of a Visit to Holland. Letter XI. c.acomraramdamanmaraan.co m 218

Works Preparing for Pablication......260 Greek Prize Poem ; one, of four, that I

Monthly List of New Publications......262 obtained Prizes last Session in the

MONTHLY REGISTER. University of Edinburgh.com.....222 Extracts of Letters from Buenos Ayres...223 | Foreign Intelligence commmmmmm.264 Remarks on the Memoirs of Richard Parliamentary Intelligence n ow..266 Lovel Edgeworth, Esq.comarcam.mm.226 British Chronicle

m w aminan.274 Dialogues on Natural and Revealed Appointments, Promotions, &c. cam..279

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AN ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE, WRIT- Glasgow, he received a present of a

INGS, AND CHARACTER OF WIL Bible from some Protestant Associa-
LIAM RICHARDSON, ESQ. LATE PRO- tion in Dublin, expressive of their
FESSOR OF HUMANITY IN THE UNI sense of the ability and courage which

he on that oecasion exhibited.

The subject of this memoir was, WILLIAM : RICHARDSON, HEsq. Jof

at an early age, put to the paro, Crov, late Professors of Humanity in chial school of his native Village,, af the University of Glasgow, and author

that time successfully taught by a of several esteemed works in the de

Mr Joseph Balfour, for whom Me partments of poetry and criticism, was

Richardson ever entertained feelings born at Aberfoyle, Stirlingshire, about of orateful

rlingshire, about of grateful regard. It is related of the year 1744. He was the only him that ever

oniy him, that, even at this period of his child of the Rev. James Richardson, life,' he gave evidence of a poetical minister of that parish, and of Jane

turn, having written one day, with Burrel, a native of Northumberland.

a bit of chalk, on his master's fur. His father, though necessarily much

niture, a few verses of some merit, excluded from the sources of intellec

which delighted his preceptor, and tual improvement, was possessed of procured him considerable' applause superior talent and information, or in the neighbourhood. which the sermons in MS. left by him furnish decided proofs. For one

de After completing his initiatory inof these sermons, against popery, which

structions in the English aud Latin

Ich he preached in the College church in

languages, and acquiring some know

ledo 90 Sisoria X107 Sl

ledge of Greek, he was sent to Glase :270 18.4 148 M


gow, and matriculated in the Uni • This sketch is taken, with little yaria. versity there, on the 15th Novemtion, from a periodical work which, under ber 1757, having then entered in the the name of The Student, was published in fourteenth year of his age. Here Glasgow a few years ago. The facts, we are his assiduous application to the study assured by the author, are from the most au- of Latin and Greek, under the care of thentic sources, and we have a satisfaction in Professors Muirhead and Moor, his inserting it in our Journal, as we do not find rapid proficiency in classical learning, an account of Mr Richardson's life in any and the evidences which he gave of carlier Number of the Scots Magazine.

superior taste, soon attracted the noHis name is too considerable an one to be passed over, in a work that has more espe.

tice, and procured the approbation, of cially in view the literature of Scotland,

d. those eminent men. Some poems, and it cannot but be agreeably and grate. Which I

rates which he wrote at this time, and fully associated with the early recollections afterwards when he was studying of many of our readers, no less than with philosophy, served to gain him addiour own. - Editor.

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effusions were on such subjects as to the charge of superintending the Spring and the First of May, a day education of the present Lord Cathon which the students gathered flowers cart and his brother, then about to go for the fire-places in the College, and, to England, his designs as to the though not preseribed by the Profes- church were given up for the time, sors, were occasionally read by them and never afterwards accomplished. to their pupils. Dr Moor was highly These young noblemen he accompapleased with one of those performans nied to Eton, where he remained for ces, and, if we may judge from the two or three years, being distinguishfollowing very elegant tribute to the 'ed at that place, in the capacity of - merits of Mr Richardson, held in no private tutor, by classical erudition inconsiderable estimation his general and elegant accomplishments. When proficiency and talents. ;) vidi in England, he had the honour of

being frequently invited to the table .. Elegantioris ingenii , we of the illustrious Lord Chatham, who

1.1 et ingenuae verecundige W.. paid him much attention. - ' , Who GULIELMUS RICHARDSON,

nosov:!' 1 In the year 1768, Lord Cathcart, Ygw Filius unicus Reverendi viri Jacobi father of the present nobleman of that celotto Pastoris Parochiae de Aberfoil, name, was appointed ambassador ex

Annos natus quindecim, Academiae traordinary and plenipotentiary to the "Toning ist when Glasguensis, 114, 1193 Empress of Russia, and accordingly,

si In classibus literarum Graec. et Lata in the August of that year, he went malliita ni Altero anno alumnas je to St Petersburgh, accompanied by his 023 Ad musarum, interea, patrio sermone, family and their tutor. As they reand Cultum, haud infeliciter aspirans, sided four years in that capital, Mr Post yaria nascentis indolis specimina,

Richardson must have enjoyed admiProemium hoc academicum, b Publice tulit;

rable opportunities of enlarging his Lins Pridie Calendas Junii, MDCCLIX.

knowledge of the world, at the same 20 . Al J. M. Litt. Gr. P !

time that he could prosecute, with DDBukia 10 Jul 1

, eminent advantages, his private stuIn this way Mr Richardson recom- dies." Having easy and frequent acmended himself to the notice of the cess to the society of the learned, to | Professors, and particularly to the late the circles of fashion, and to the means yiwenerable Principal Leechman, who of becoming acquainted with the cus, s became his early patron and friend, toms and politics of the nation, he and who procured for him the situa- must have both added to his infor

tion of private tutor in the family of mation, and cultivated his manners - Cunningham of Craigends. The ce- and taste; and that such were the - lebrated printers, Messrs Foulis, also effects of his stay in Russia, was, sufPucwere useful to him in various ways ficiently shewn by the improvement, 01 while he attended College ; and their observable at his return, both in his

acquaintance, accidentally acquired by mind and in his deportment...? Mr Richardson happening one even- Mr Richardson filled the important

ing in their sale-room to bid very office of private secretary to Lord yo keenly for a copy of Marcus Anton- Cathcart, as well as that of tutor in ainus, was soon improved into a friend. his Lordship's family. But these si*ship which was cemented by simi- tuations not entitling him to admis-- larity of pursuit, and which was ter- sion into the court circles, he was criminated only by the death of one of under the necessity of procuring from » * the parties.

the Empress a special appointment to 12 When he had finished the usual the military rank of a Major in the for course of languages and philosophy, Russian service. s . sisi wa 15, and had taken the degree of Master of 19. While in Russia, he carried on a }f Arts, Mr Richardson began the study correspondence with his literary friends wil of theology, intending to be a clergy- in Glasgow. That part of it which IL man. u With this view, he attended passed between his class-fellow, Projy the lectures of Dr Trail for nearly fessor Arthur, and himself, was afterLithree sessions, and is said to have wards published in the shape of Esmade considerable progress in divi- says, in a small work to which they

nity. But at the end of this period, contributed, in order to promote cer- 1. being recommended by Dr Leechman tain designs of the publisher, Mr

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