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Twelve Laymen Clerks, two and two, sing- among his scholars, and who had fully

ing the service, likewise the boys; realized his expeciaiions concerning

Six Minor Cancus, two and two; his future proticiency. The Verger, with his silver staff, covered

At the age of ten, he was sent to his wih black sik;

uncle, the Rev. Thomas Walker, a Six Canons, two and two;

dissenting minister of great respectaThe iwo porters of the Church; Plume of f atheis;

bility at Durham, who had hitherto THE BODY;

directed his education, and continued The Rev. Drs Coxe and Browning held up

to superintend it with the view of fitthe front of the pall;

ting him for his own pre fession. In The Rev Mr. Griffədier and the Rev. Mr, this city he pursued his classical

Tew held up the end of the pall; studies in the grammar chool, then The Chief Mourner was the deceased's son, flouri bing under a head master of

the Kev. William Douglas; great abiiues, whcm bis schola alHe was followed by Col. Rooke and Son, ways recolected with a kind of enthu

Dr. Lind, and Mr. Battiscomb; siastic veneration. Ile was thoroughly The Servants of he Family, &c. &c.

grounded in the Gieek and Latin After the service was performed in languages, and was, besides, furnished St. George's Chapel, the body was with much general knowledge from brought out in the same order, down his uncle's instructions, when he was the middle aisle, and up the side removed to the University of Edinaisles, and the burial service sung into burghi. He was there a pupil of that Bray Chapel, whe, e the body was de- eminent mathematician Dr. Matthew posited in the family vault.

Stewari, fiim whom he imbibed that The funeral service was performed pure and elegant taste in mathemaby the Rev. Dr. Champneys. tical speculations, by which both

The Duke of Sussex attended the tutor and pupil have been so much furieral, and wat in his stall, in the distinguished. He did not, however, chapel, during the service.

fir.d this school favourable to those The service and all the music were theological studies on which his mind the same as performed at Lord Nel- was principally bent; and her moved son's funeral,

to the University of Giasgow, then in reputation for

lectures in divinity Rev. GEORGE WALKER, whose Death and moral philosophy, and there comwas announced at page 466.

pleted his education. R. WALKER was born about Mr. Walker's first settlement as a

1 the year 1731, at Newcastle minister was at Durbam, about the upon Tyne, in which town his failer year 1750, as the successor of his wus a respectable trades üli. Fie wus uncle, who had removed to Leeds. sent at an early age to the fiee scho i tte continued there about seven years, of luis native place, then under de and then accepted an invitation to care of the lev. Dr. Moises. m tris Yarmouth. of the general respect seminary he gave very early tokens of and esteem which he enjoyed in that an uncommon capacity for literary place during a residence of several aciuicments, and passed some years tils, there are still living witnesses. with the advantage that might be ex- few men, indeed, have been better rected under a muter profes- qualities to shine and interest in sosional


portation was very dinh, and ciety. Well acquainted with all the whese succes: in instruction has been best autors, especially in history, proved by the eminence to which ancient and modern; accustomed several of his pu: ils have risen, üniving to a free and enlarged di cussion whom may be enumerated the resent of topics of the greatest importance Lord Chance.or, and his brother, to mankind; and gified with a warm Sir William Tott. It may be nie'. and copious eloquence, he attracted estiny to mention that is. Wulher, general notice and deieicnce in conabout four years since, visited his list versation. At the samne time, bis venerable instructor, nie in ex'ene horough ainiable and berlevou nt old as e, who gave fummosi cordial .ui-position, his cirert, open, and reception, and some of him as one culpanjonabic natine, and his unatwhom he had a pride in numbering fected siinicity, enueared him in an uncommon degree to all within the principles of civil and religious lisphere of his intimacy. He married beity, which a e by many regarded as at Yarmouth in 1772, and not long fundan:ental to a free consiitution, after removed to Warrington, as and of the highest importance to humatliematical tutor in the academy at man society. Nottingham is one of that place.

the few places in this kingdom in To the afiection and regard whicho which such principles are allied to he inspired in the breasts of all with municipal powers and magistracy; he whom he was connected in that insti- had, therefore, a la ge field for extend. tution, the writer of this can bear a ing the influence of his knowiedze heartfelt testimony, as he had the and eloquence over public assemblies. happiness of being one of the social As the period of his residence there circle to which he imparted so much comprehended the whole of the Ame. animation. He had, unfortunately, rican war, the efforts made for the retoo much cause to be dissatisfied by form of parliament, the first appiithe failure of the moderate expecta- cations for the abolition of the slave tions of emolument which were held trade, and the discussion of various out to him on his removal; but, in other inportant points, his advice and fact, the alma mater of Warrington assistance were frequentiy called for was ever a niggardly recompenser of in political measures adopted by the the distinguished abilities and virtues town and corporation of Nottingham; wbich were enlisted in her service. and nearly all the petitions which at Mr. Walker, while a single man, had different times were thence addressed exercised a prudent economy, which to the king and house of commons, had enabled him to collect a valuable were the productions of his pen, and library, and also to indulge his ta te were marked with his characteristic for prints, of which he possessed a energy of language and sentiment. number of specimens from the early One of these, the petition for recogItalian and other masters, pur- nizing American independence, made chased with judgment, and at a price such an impression on the mind of greatly inferior to that which they at Mr. Burke, then a distinguished champresent bear. As a housekeeper, his pion of the same cause, that in the inclination led him to a boundless debate consequent upon it, he de. hospitality; and though his personal clared he had rather have been the habits of life were simple and unex- author of that piece than of all his pensive, in the calls of charity and of own compositions. Although, in the social entertainment he knew no stint. contest of parties, the zeal and At what period he became a fellow of warmth of Mr. Walker necessarily the Royal Society, cannot be ascer- gave much occasional oifence to pertained; but he was so when he print- sons in opposite interests, yet the ed at Warrington, his “ Doctrine of kindness of his heart, and the even the Sphere," a quarto volume pub- playful ease and cheerfulness of bis lished in 1775, with many plates of a social conversation, softened ani. peculiar construction, and which cost mosity, and would not permit these him much labour. This, I believe, is to bate the man, who bated his priu. considered by the best judges as a very ciples. It is needless to add, that by complete treatise on the subject, and those who agreed with him in senti. an example of the purest method of ments he was beloved and valued to geometrical demonstration.

the borders of enthusiasm. He removed about the beginning of The death of some of his most inti. 1775 to Nottingham, to occupy the mate friends, and the prospect of exstation of one of the ministers of the tending his usefulness in a different High Pavement Meeting,

sphere of action, induced him, after a 'This town was the place of his residence of twenty-four years at Notlongest residence, and the scene of tingham, to accept the post of theshis principal activity as a public cha- logical tutor and superintendant of racter. Mr. Walker had long been a the dissenting academy at Manchester, deep thinker upon political subjects, which was in some degree the suc and had imbibed, with all the ardour cessor of iliat at Warrington, thouch and decision of his character, those upon a more contracted scale. Although, in point of extent of know- of Philosophical Essays, was an imledge, and disinterested zeal in per- portant concern which brought him forming the duties of liis office, Mr. to London in the spring of the preWalker was excellently qualified for sent year. Soon after bis arrival, the such a situation, yet it must be con- writer of this was favoured with a visit fessed, that an habitual wani of purc- from him of great cordiality, in tuality, and a forgetfulness of engage- which he pathetically observed, that ments, occasioned by the ardour with they two were the only remaining which he entered inio any present relics of the Warrington Academical subject of meditation or discussion, Societs. Nr. Walker appeared not were unfavourable to the maintenance at all declined in health and spirits, of that order and discipline which though with some marks of increased are essential to an institution for edu- aje. He himself, however, was procation. His advancing years likewise bably conscious of more debility than rendered the labours of such a charge was apparent; for he dropped several more burdensome to him; and at the expressions denoting that he did not same time the institution was lan- expect long to survive. He was soon guishing under some e:ternal causes after attacked with what seemed to be of decline. At length, the whole a severe lumbago, which rendered burthen of theological, classical, and motion extremely painful, and fixed mathematical tuition, having fallen him, at first to his chair, and then to upon him, he found himself unequal his bed. His recollection at the same to the task, and finally resigned his time became sensibly impaired, and office. It should be added, that at length totally left him. Under during his residence at Manchester, he these symptoms he rapidly sunk; and was an active member of the Literary on the morning of April 21st, after and Philosophical Societyof that place, an act of fervont prayer, expressed before which he read several papers, by bis folded hands, when the power and which, upon the decease ot' Dr. of articulation was nearly gone, he Perceval, chose him for its president. calmly resigned his soul to his Maker.

His final removal was to the village From the house of his kind friend of Wavertree, near Liverpool, which and former pupil, Mr. Smith, of situation was selected by him on ac- Draper's Hall, with whom he had count of its vicinity to some warm been a guest, his remains were carand congenial friends, with whom he ried, with a respectable attendance of hoped to spend the tranquil evening friends, for interment in Bunhill of his days. His principal employ- Fields. He left a widow, together ment here was to revise and put into with one son and a daughter, married order his various compositions, both to Sir George Cayley, Bart. of Brompprinted and manuscript. He had ton House, near Scarborough. published several single sermons on This account must not be closed, particular occasions whilst at Notting, without adding a sketch of Mr. Walham, and had printed two volumes of ker's character from the masterly hand sermons in 1790. These were all dis- of a friend who resembled him in sevetinguished by singular spirit and vi- ral striking features, the late Gilbert vacity of expression, and a manly, Wakefield. In his “Mer oirs," after fervid, and original cast of thought. giving a gust estimate of Mr. Walker's He had also written an * Appeal to intellectual talents and attainments, the People of England" upon the he thus proceeds: “But these qualisubject of the test laws, which was fications, great and est mable as they considered as a piece of peculiar ex- are, constitute but a mean portion of cellence by that liberal and enlight- his praise. Art thou looking, reader, ened statesman, the late Mr. Fox, like Æsop in the fable, for a man? Besides his work on the Sphere, he Dust thou want an intrepid spirit in had published the first part of a the cause of truth, liberty, and vir “ Treatise on Conic Sections," a tue-an undeviating rectitude of acwork worthy of his mathematical re- tion-a boundless hospitality-a mind putation. The republication of bis infinitely superior to every sersation Serinons, with the addition of two of malice and resentinent--a breast mure volumes, and also of two volumes susceptible of thc truest friendship, and overflowin, wih the milk of hu- cease, thy doubts be ban shed, and man kindvie -uardour and enthu- thy hope realized; for this is the inan." siasın in laudabie poursuits, character- To such praise, which hours istic of mannanimity-an umwearied equally the giver and the receiver, assiduity, even to hi ovn hinderance, it would be imperiinent to mase any in public service: My experience other addition, than a testimony of can assure thee, that thy pursuit may its justice.


AY-MARKET, June 15.--This cation of the public. The play was

theatre opened wi h the comedy The Ricals, and the entertainment of the Heir at Law. Much pains have The Young Hussar. been taken to pre are the house, and COVENT-(SARDEN, June 23.-This the improvements both ornamental theatre closed for the season this even and useful are considerable; among ing, with the tragedy of Hamlet and the latter, the new lobby is a great ad- the most successful pantomime of ditional accomodation. Matthews Mother Goose. At the end of the rlay in old Dowlas, and Fawcet in Dr. Mr. Kemble came forward, and rePangloss, were much applauded. The turned thanks to the audience. farce was Catch him who can, and the VAUXHALL, June 15.-The de. whole went off with great spirit. ligh:fui gardens of this place opened

Drury-LANE, June 16. This for the season, this evening, under evening this theatre closed, after the direction and management of Mr. a season in which great exertions Perkins, and were crowded with ele. have been made for the gratifi- gant company.

STATE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS. O POPERY! NO POPERY! swered their purpose so much as they the ministerial party ceases to alarm, culate; and they find that the publie yet let it not be forgotten by those mind is far more enlightened than ia who are not of that party, or indeed the year 1780, and in the days of hy any one who lias at heart the good Sacheverell. Men begin to think; of his country. Popery is a compli- to examine into the nature of the cation of mischief; wherever it is to cries raised by different factions, just be found, it injures the heart, and as they suit a purpose. They wish to destroys the understanding. But we know, in what manner the great bulk do not speak of the Popery only of of the country are benefited by this as Roine. The power of that See is that set of men coming into power, sinking fast into contempt. The and deluging the country with another Popery of the Protestants is just as set of dependants. The cry has made bad, or worse: for, pretending to se- the people of England, of Scotland, parate from that base church, if they of Ireland, think of their religie.19 rake in the worst of its errors, their differences. The Scotch, even the superior knowlege renders them only Scotch, have at last entered into very more criminal. We repeat it, Let spirited resolutions on this subject. Protestants beware of the leaven of They say, and with reason, that the Popery. It will ferment to as bad presbyterian church is as much an purposes in a meeting-house of Dis- established church of this kingdom senteis in the church of England, or as the church of England: and weil in the church of Scotland, just as may they enter into spirited resoldimuch as in the church of Rome, tions, for never was a nation in the Protestants bewire of the leaven of eye of reason more degraded. Their Popery. Reader! examine your principal men formerly, on coming ! heart; is it not working in your own London, went to the meetings of their besoin?

own persuasion; but it ceases to be The men who raised this cry begin the fashion. The supple Scotchra to be ashamed of it. It has not an- is a presbyterian in Scotland, and a

church of England man in England. don and Mr. Stone, both of them Shame on such double ininds. Their aged men, both of them men of learnancestors were of a differeut spirit, ing and study from their youth. Such and we who regard with an equal cye a controversy, conducied with chrisboth churches, and think that the less tian temper, could not fail to have a man hias 10 do with either of them, been edifying. The mildness of the the better it is for him, are glad tó paternal authority of the bishop would see the Scotch enquiring why their naturally have led him to enquircilito brave men, who tight the battles of the nature of Mr. Stone's opinions ; their country, are, on passing a river, to discuss them wiil the ageit piesbysubject to pains and penalties, because ter; to point out where the errors, they do not profess a religion, esta- if any errors there were, laid; and blished only in the southern part of would have guarded the church, if nethe island. The subject is too vidi- cessary, against the repetition of them. culous; and this cry of no popery will But we find upon enquiry, that nothing assuredly lead to the sweeping away of this kind bas taken, or is likely to of all religious tests, or confining take place. The bishop has noi exerthem, if necessary, to those who are cised the mildness of paternal aupaid for teaclring whatever the state thority; lie lias not discussed with Mr. may prescribe,

Stone; every thing as yet has been We mentioned in our last, that an carried on with the high hand of auoccurrence had taken place, by which thority; and, on examining the letthere seemed to be a probability of ters of Paul to Timoth, and Titus, conjudging, whether and how far the cerning the conductofa bishop towards church of England was carried away a presbyter, we cannot discoveron what by the spirit of popery. The case of part of the scriptures the proceedMr. Stone, an aged presbyter of the ings against Mr. Stone are founded. church of England, is one of those by There is a place in London called which churches are tried: just as the Doctor's Commons; a place behjud case of Professor Leslie at 1dinburgh St. Paul's, to the south of that church, lately afforded an opportunity of inhabited by gentlemen called Docjudging the spirit of the presbyterian tors and Proctors. llere is a court of clergy in that district. No persons re- a' good size, well suited for the hearjoiced more heartily than ourselves ing of causes: but for some reason or at the defeat of the presbyterian another this couit is used for mere ciergy upon that occasion; because forms, and the greater part of the bu. they were interfering in a matter in siness is transacted in an adjoining wh ch they had no business, and it is parlour, where are seldom other perbighly for the interest of every na- sons present, besides those whom sad tion, to keep down as much as possi- necessity or the business of the court ble the spirit of priestcraft. The constrains to be there. BIr. Stone Case of Mr. Stone is different. He is has been cited, it seems, to appear in a clergyman of the church of Eng- this court, for maintaining doctrines land; and after a study of the holy contrary to the church of England, scriptures for fifty years, has been and against an old law made in the giving to the public the result of his seign of Queen Elizabeth. To this enquiries. Ile may doubtless be citation Mr Stone appeared by his wrong, for all men are liable to crror; proctor, and protested against a cause but a man of seventy years of age, of this kind being discussed by doc; who has been making the scriptures tors and proctors; betere a doctor, his study for the whole of his lite, is who is a knight also, and the educanot to be lightly called in question tion of all of them seemed very un. for his opinions : at any rate, ihe per- likely to lead them to a kuowledge of sons who do call his opinions inques- the scriptures, which the church of tiion, should give us some reason to England professes to make the ground believe, that they are interested in of its faith. The protest, however, was the cause of religion, and that they in vain; for the judge has declared are competent to examine the subjeci. himself to be a competent judge of the

We thought that the controversy controversy, and the accuser is to had beep beiween the Bishop of Lone bring in his charges. UNIVERSAL MAG. VOL. 11.

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