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sical phrases and allusions, which he ever light he is considered. The bioadapted to the comprehension of the grapher of Mr. Brand in your maga. vulgar, for no man had a higher opi. zine for December has omitted to nion of the utility of classical learn- mention, either from design or ignoing, both as a solid foundation, an rance, that he was a scholar of Mr. elegant ornament, and taken in this Moises, and also five years under him light it can only be depreciated by as third master of the grammar school vanity or ignorance. His notions of at Newcastle.
W. BURDON. the deportment of a clergyman do him honour; though they might be some- EDWARD EDWARDS, Esq. R. A. Dicd what too strict and severe, yet they at his House in Hindmill-Street, were exemplified in his own conduct: Dec. Joth, 1806.
E was born in the parish of St. should ever be seen at a ball or a play- Anne, Solo, in the year 1797. house, nor in any place of mere dis. He had noconsiderable advantagefrom sipation : nor should he by any means a regular classical education, being at ever hold two places of preferment first intended for a genteel mechanical at the same time, if they both requir- employment, as best suited to the li. ed parochial duty; for he never con- mited means and prospects of his fasidered the emoluments of the church mily; from whom, if he did not hapas any other than thie wages for ser- pily inherit fortune, he more hapvices actually performed. Having now pily derived an independent spirit, attempted to give a just idea of this which dignified his thoughts and acmost exemplary man, I have only to tions through life. He so availed add, that the last stage of his life himself, however, of opportunities, corresponded with all his former, and that he soon became well founded in that he beheld the approach of bis general grammar or principles of lanlatter end with a degree of fortitude, guages, and particularly in the knownot peculiar to christians, but cer- ledge of the French tongue, in which tainly to be derived from christianity; he was thought to have acquired for the disciple of Christ who has nearly the vernacular pronunciation. raised his hopes to the enjoyment of a llis weakly frame determined the tiglorious imnjortality, and the pbilo- gure of his body; and in proportios sopher who looks for nothing after this as this more and more manifested delife, may contemplate the dissolution fornity, so did, the powers of his of this mortal frame with equal com- mind seemingly augment. Notwith: posure ; the one may consider ii as standing the many examples of this the commencement of his happiness, kind, besides that of the illustrious and the other as the end of his misery. Pope, it does not appear that the Having said thus much of one of the physiologists have oficred any thing best men that ever lived, I have only explanatorv or hypothetical on the to add a few particulars relating to subject. Marmontel gives an accoum him, which could not elsewhere more of a gentleman (M. Vannenargue. convenientis be mentioned. A sub- whose defect in symmetry of body, scription has lately been raised among was amply compensated by his extrahis scholars, for a monument io be ordinary inental endowments. Very placed in the church where lie was carly, however, Mr. Edwards shewed buried; but the two first subscribers, signs of a disposition favourable to who might have done it all them- the sister arts —That a predisposition sclves, began it with so paltry a of mind exists, more or less friendly to sum that the whole atlair was spoilt, the reception of impressions from diffor the money raised is too inuch for ferent causes, which education cannot a mere remembrance, and 100 litile change, Helvetius could not den, if to produce any iliing creditable to any he admitted that the intellectual funeof the parties concerned. A tribute tjons depended, in any degree, upon has been paid, though a very insuf- the original organization.- lis love of ficient one, to my old master, in the truth, of the rules of moral conduct, Naval Chronicle; by the writer of the of religion and picty, kept at least life of Lord Collingwood, who has by equal pace with the ar dour of his atso means dune hiin justice in what tachment to the arts. It аррегізі
to be his proper destination, Mr. Ed- confine his observations to the works wards was encouraged to study paint- of sculptors and painters only; he iny, and to tix himself in the pursuits extended his observations also to men of its excellencies. Fortunately, about and manners; and, had he written a this period the late Duke of Richmond journal of them, with the addition of opened his gallery of sculpture for the his acute reflections, it would have benefit of students. This stands a been a curious and useful fragment, striking instance of the importance to have added to the sketches he made to a nation, of well-directed patron. while yet abroad, of the dresses of age and encouragement; the establish- the people of the different countries Rient of the Royal Academy was and districts through which he passed. owing, principally; to its conspicu. Our artist also read much, and dious advantages. Mr. Edwards visited gested and made the truth of what he the duke's collection with diligence read his own; for he was endowed with and delight. He there formed his ele- an extraordinary memory. His con. mentary ideas of proportion and taste. versation was consequently most agreePrior, bowever, to 'the Royal Aca- able and editving; no one could indemy, the Society of Arts offered pre- cline attention to him, without bemiums for performances in the polite coming a wiser and a better man. In arts ; and Mr. Edwards, at different the year 1778,
Mr. Edwards was times, inade successful appeals to their chosen an associate of the Royal Acajudgment. Our artist was among the demy; and in 1788, he was appointed first pupils of the academy. Having teacher of perspective in the school seized every occasion of improvement. of the institution. This qualification afforded in London; he became inflam- for that department may be supposed, ed with the desire of viewing the models from his work on perspective, which of perfection in Italy. Accordingly, is allowed to do credit to the nation, in the year 1775, he set out on a jour- and from his known conscientiousness ney to Rome, by the rout of France. in all his undertakings. But he was It is observable, that, in one of his really, though not ostensibly, a proletters from Paris, he remarked, “that ficient in a branch of knowledge but the corruption of all ranks of people little cultivated; he well understood there was such as must necessarily the true privciples of architecture. 9001 occasion the destruction of the His abhorrence of the vitiated taste, existing order of things in that coun- so often publicly displayed in the try." And all his letters from France capital, and his desire io assist in corand Italy contained expressions of recting it, were such as led hiin, a " thankfulness to Heaven for being an short time before his death, to express Englishman, and for not having such a wish to be allowed to deliver, in the heavy causes (apparent at least) to Royal Institution, some lectures on dread the divine vengeance on his the subject of architecture. This good patire land.” He was at Rome in the man, for a long time, employed inuch car of the grand jubilee, remarkable of his attention in collecting facts, for processional splendour. At one and arranging them for a continuaof his visitations to St. Peter's
, a cir- tion of Walpole's Anecdotes of Emicumstance occurred, which, seriously nent Painters, for which his peculiconsidered, would make every one arly discerning and accurate faculty exceedingly cautious in determining of mind in a high degree rendered upon identity of person: Ple saw a him fit for the undertaking. This priest othciating in the church, whom work, ahounding with attracting and he firmly believed to be a relation of valuable information, is far proceeded his, a staunch protestant, and whom with in the press, and will shortly be he had left in London, engaged in a given to the world, as, happily, our very different avocation from that of author lived to revise nearly all the the priestly function; and so very sheets, and has left well-arranged mastrong was ihe likeness' to his friend, terials for the completion of the whole of the person and the voice of this of his design. Mr. Edwards had a ecclesiastie, that Mr. E. was not un- refined ear for music, possessed condereived till he came close to his side. siderable knowledge of that science; Mr. Edwards in his travels did not and was an excellent performer on the violin. Nos was he deficient in poeti- honour, and piety ; his death must cal composition, although he seldom be, is lamented by all who knew him; bent himself to such exercises. It and his memory will be respected by may truly be said, that his judgment the lovers of truth, talent, and virtue. in all works of art was so cultivated, as He was attended to his grave, in St. to be generally critically just. His Pancras Church-yard, by B. West, tender constitution, however, demand- Esq. president of the Royal Academy, ed constant attention from some J. Farrington, and J. Nollekins, Esq. friendly person ; and this he experi- Academicians, Mr. Baker, Mr. Ed. enced unremittingly all his days from ridge, Mr. Hearne, Mr. Milbourne, an only surviving sister. Mr. Ed- jun. Mir. Sotheby jun. and Sir Wilwards having been indisposed about a liam Blizard. Mr. Edwards left little fortnight, died, rather suddenly, with or no property. This circumstance out a sigh.-From the report of the was immediately considered-and lisurgecns who made the examination berally decided upon by the Presinothing extraordinary appeared, ex- dent and Council of the Royal Acacept about three or four ounces of demy, in a manner equally honour, water in the pericardium. Mr. Ed- able to themselves, and to the me wards lived a pattern of integrity, mory of their late teacher.
IMPROVEMENTS IN ARTS, SCIENCES, AND LITERATURE; With Notices respecting Men of Letters, Artists, and Works
in Hand, &c. &c. A SANT WOMAN
conver- alphabetical order the most general sant with West Indian affairs, idiomatical expressions of six lan. and who has already written on the guages, viz. English, German, Latin, subject, is preparing an interesting Spanish, French, and Italian, exhisketch of the black empire of biting at one view, in their respective Hayti, heretofore St. Domingo, from columns, the synonimous phrases or communications with the seat of the sentences in each, avoiding by this present government, with officers of means the great trouble of searching that government, and intelligent per- so many dictionaries; also a complete sons in the neighbouring Antilles (all vocabulary of the same six languages. whose names will in due time be an- To be printed in one thick octavo nounced), as well as from the latest volunie. accounts published in France. It will Mr. C. Stower has in the press, and also comprise a succinct account will speedily publish, a new edition of the early history, now first trans- of the Printers' Grammar; which will lated from the best Freuch autho- contain the improvements in the rities, and be illustrated wiih a new Theory and Practice of Printing for map of the island. It is not expected the last fifty years; also, many useful to exceed an ordinary octavo volume, Tables and Scales of Prices, never and will be put to press almost inime- before published. diately. From the nature of its re- Mr. 'P. Browne is engaged in an sources, which, with a variety of other Account and Description of the Camattcr, include the whole of the in- thedral Church of the Holy Trinity formation imparted to Government, as and its Precincis, Norwich; it will the ground for licensing a trade with comprise a chronological table, conHayti. This work cannot fail to taining a complete list of the bishops, afford every necessary information priors, and deans, with the dates of relative to i hat new and extraordi- their respective appointments, and rary empire. To it will also be remarks as to the several additions and added, some hints as to a pian for improvements made by them in the supplying the colonies with labourers, church, with other interesting parti
Mr. Bohren, of Greenwich, has put culars. to press a work, which embraces in The Rev. Dr. Hawker proposer to publish by subscription, in one vo- with the king of Candy, embellished lume octavo, for the benefit of the with 24 engravings from original widow and daughter of the deceased, drawings. This work will contain an the Life and Writings of the late Rev, account of the manner of taking and H. Tanner, of Exeter.
taming the wild elephants, the inode Mr. Gitfard's edition of Ben Jon- of diving for pearl oysters, the stripson is ready for the press: he has ping of the cinnamon bark, and the been assisted greatly by some mauu- process of collecting natural salt, all fcripts of the late Mr. Whalley. described from actual observation
Sir William Ouseley is preparing and authentic documents. The plates for the press an English Translation exhibit the costume of the country, of the celebrated Persian work, en, the most striking scenes along the titled Nozahat al Coloub, and quoted coasts of the island, as well as some by Dr. Herbelot, M. de Sacy, and expressive features of the inland disother learned Orientalists, under the tricts. A medical report, concerning name of the Persian Geographer, the health of the troops in April 1803, Sir William had translated, several by the Superintendant of Hospitals years ago, different parts of this va- in Ceylon, whose observations throw luable work; but as none of the ma- a clear light on the nature of the cliduscripts which he possessed, or had niate, and the diseases to which it is an opportunity of inspecting, were subject. The work will conclude perfect, some wanting the chapter on with a description of the ceremonies ihe rivers of Persia, others the part practised at the Candian court. which describes the mountains and A new edition of the Complete mines, others the sections on the Farmer is nearly ready for publicaroads, and the stages from one city to tion. It will form two large volumes another, he was induced to defer the in quarto, and will comprehend all publication until an accurate and per- the various discoveries and improvefect manuscript should be found. ments in modern busbandry and rural Having been fortunate enough to ob- economy. The diseases of cattle, and tain one, he has completed his trans- other animals that interest the farmer, lation, supplied all the defects, and have also been carefully arranged and corrected the errors which abounded digested under their proper heads, in the other copies. From the accu- and the most appropriate remedies or racy with which the Persian Geo- means of cureintroduced. The whole grapher describes the distance of is illustrated by nearly 100 engravings, places, the roads, rivers, and moun- representing the most useful and aptains, as well as the cities, towns, and proved implements and machinery villages, the errors of all the maps of used in the bueness of farming; the Persia hitherto published may be cor- most esteemed natural and artificial rected, and a multiplicity of names grasses, and the various improved added. To the antiquary and histo- breeds of doniestic animals. rian, this work will not be less inte. A small volume, entitled a Picture resting than to the geographer, as it of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, will soon describes the monuments of former make its appearance at that town. It ajes, found in various parts of Iran will contain an account of that comor Persia, and contains many curious mercial place and its manufactories; anecdotes of the ancient sovereigns of a description of the Roman wall, tha that celebrated empire. This work coal-mines, and the manner of works will be comprised in one volume in ing them; it will be illustrated by a quarto, with a map.
plan of the town, the coal-district The Rev. James Cordiner, A.M. round about, the coal-pits, rail-ways, chaplain to the Hon, Frederic North, and staitiis on the rivers Tyne and during his late government of Cey- Wear. lon, is about to publish, in two A Catalogue of the particulars of Yolumes.quarto, a description of that the Manuscripts, Collections, and island, containing an account of the Books, with Ms. notes of the late country, inhabitants, and natural pro. Philip D'Obville, Esq. purchased by duetions, with a tour round the island, the University of Oxford in 1805, for a journey to Ramisseram, and a de- 10251, will shortly be printed. Wided narrative of the late warfare
Mr. Gell, who is already well known Dr. Barclay, of Edinburgh, who to all the admirers of Homer, is about lately published a new Anatomical to publish an account of the Island of Nomenclature, has a work nearly ready Ithaca, its geography, antiquities, na- for publication, on Muscular Motion. tural productions, and manners and M. Lastevries'two works on Spanish customs of the present inhabitants. sheep, and on their introduction into It is intended to coinprise this work other countries, are translating by in one volume in quarto, which will Nr. Luccock, who will add notes, contain a variety of maps, plans, and illustrating the breed of foreign other engravings, representing the an- sheep, wool, and woollen manufaccient citadel of Ithaca, the city of tures. Bathi, the ports of Polis, Frichias, A new edition of Mr. Duppa's Life Maurina, the rock called Flomer's of Michel Angelo, with several adSchool, and a general map of the ditional plates, is nearly ready for island.
publication. Mr. Belfour, who lately translated Mr. Joseph Nightingale is preparing the Musica and Fabulas Literarias of for publication an impartial view of Friarte, is about to publish a new the origin, progress, doctrines, disand improved edition of Jarvis's ver- cipline, and singular customs of the sion of Don Quixote, embellished Wesleyan Methodists. with superbengravings, and illustrated A new translation of the celebrated by notes historical, critical, and lite- novel of Gil Blas bas just been finished rary, from Mavans, Bowles, Vicente by Mr. Smart, and will speedily be de los Rios Pellicer, and other able published, embellished with 100 bcaucommentators. Mr. Beltour
engravings. to add Remarks on the Life and A new edition, being the fifth, of Writings of Cervantes, anecdotes of Dr. Robert Bree's valuable work, an his contemporanics, and particulars Enquiry into Disordered Respiration, of the manners, customs, and state of is in the press. literature of the age in which he A new work on Conveyancing, conlived.
sisting of a collection of modern preMr. Woodburne has in a state of cedents, with notes and illustrations, forwardness a Hundred Views of and practical introduction on the lanChurches in the neighbourhood of guage and structure of conveyances, London, with descriptions deduced will speedily be published by Johu from the best authorities.
Turnor, Esq. of the Middle Temple. Mr. Grant, of Crouch-End, near The Rev. G. S. Faber, author of a Bizhgate, will shortly publish a work Dissertation on the Prophecies, is entitled Institutes of Latin Grammar. preparing for the press a work on the This work is intended chiefly for the Resioration of Israel, and the Dehiglier classes of an academy or gram- struction of Antichrist. mar-school, and will furnish not only Mr. Cooper, of Golden-square, will the senior scholars, but also the mas- shortly publishi a work likely to prove ter, with a useful book of occasional extremely useful to medical students, reference.
under the title of First Lines of the MIr. Sotheby has recently finished a Practice of Surgery, poem on the subject of Saul, in eight An interesting Tale, descriptive boobs, in blank verse.
of the manners of the fifteenth cenM. Wordsworth, the author of tury, written by the late Mr. Strutt is Lyrical Ballads, will shortly publish preparing for publication. a collection of Poems, under the title A new edition of Dr. Lind's vaof the Orchard Pathway.
luable book, on the Diseases of Hot Somne posthumous works of Mrs. Climates, is in the press, and will Chapone have been announced for shortly be published. publication; containing the Letters A new translation of Ovid's Epistles, to Mr. Richardson, in her 18th year, is in the press, from the pen of the on the subject of parental authority late Rer. Mr. Fitzthomas. and tilial obedience; her correspond- A new novel, from the pen of Mr. cuce with Mrs. Carter, and some Dibdin, is nearly ready for publicafigitire pieces, never before pub- tion. lished.
A ucw edition of Ilarmer's Obser..