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purposes. But the most remarka- As Lord Camelford died unmarble circumstance in his will, is that ried, the title is become extinct. which relates to the choice of his }is Lordship early embraced a sea grave. This he wrote with his own life, and was with Capt. Riqu in the hand, the day before his death, as a Guardian, when that ship was alcodicil, in which, in the most parti- most miraculously preserved amidst' cular manner he described the place mountains of ice. He afterwards where he wished his body to be went with Capt. Vancouver round buried, and assigned his reasons for the world; and on liis return had a this extraordinary request. He pres quarre with that gentleman, faces his wish by stating, that per: Though highly imprudent and exsons in general have a strong at- centric, owing to the extreme irritatachment to the country which bility of his temper, he yet possesgave thein birth, and on their death $ed some estimable qualities, and bed usually desire their remains to was feelingly alive to the distresses be conveyed to their native land how- of others, distributing as it is said ever great the distance, to be inter- not less than 4000l. a year in acts red; although it may appcar sins of benevolence. gular, his desire is the very reverse Since his Lordship’s death, the of this, and he begs that his dying Rev. Mr. Cockburne who attended request may be complied with. I him in his last moments, has pubwish my body (says he) to be re- lished a sort of apologetic narrative moved as soon as may be conveni-, of his deceased friend, from which ent to a country far distant! to a we think it will be acceptable to spot not near the haunts of men; give one or two extracts, but where the surrounding scenery “Though,” says Mr. C." he was may smile upon my remains. too violent to those whom he imasituated on the borders of the lake gined to have wronged him, yet to of St. Lampierre, in the canton of his acquaintance he was mild and Berne, and three trees stand upon affable and courteous; a stern adthe particular spot.” The centre versary, but the kindest and most tree he desires may be taken up generous of friends. Slow and and on his body being there depo: cautious in determining upon any sited, immediately to be replaced. important step, and, while deli“Let no monument or stone (says berating, most attentive to the arlhe) be placed on my grave.”. At vice of others, and easily brought the foot of this tree, his Lords).ip over to their opinion; when, howadds, he formerly passed many so- ever, his resolutions were litary hours, contemplating the mu- taken, it was almost impossible to tability of human atfairs. As a turn him from his purpose.

That compensation to the proprietors of warinth of dispositionwhich prompts the spot described he has left one ed him so unhappily to great improthousand pounds. In another part pricties, prompted him also to the of his will he desires his relations most lively efforts of active benevonot to go into mourning for him. lence. From the many prisons in the On the Monday after his decease metropolis, from the various receptaa coroner's inquest was held on the cles of human misery, he received body, and the verdict returned was unnumbered petitions, and no petiwiltul murder against some person tion ever came in vain. He was often or persons unknown. On the 17th the dupe of the designing and crafty the remains of this unfortunate no- suppliant; but he was more often bleman were removed from Camel- the reliever of real sorrow, and the ford-house, Park Lane, to St. Anne's, soother of unmerited woe. ConSoho, and there deposited in a vault · stantly would he make use of that till the request above mentioned can influence which rank and fortune be complied with. On the coffin is gave him with the goverrment, to the following inscription:

interfere in behalf of those maleThe Right Honourable factors whose crimes had subjected Thomas Lord Camelford them to punishment, hut in whose died March 10th 1804 cases appeared circumstances of Aged 29, aHeviation."

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It appears that in early life, ling; a crime which to all moral inLord Camelford had read sceptical tents and purposes, is no other than books, for the purpose, as he has murder, let the circunstances with since professed, of puzzling the which it is attended be of what chaplams on board the ships in complexion soever they may. which he served. We wish Mr, (BY ANOTHER COP RESPONDENT.) Cockhurne had suppressed this fact; Died, at Little Holland-house, in but he makes some atoncinent for consequence of a pistol shot receiv, it in the following passage, which ed in a duel, the Right Hon. Lord shews that the deceased nobleman Camelford : a young nobleman of was not without a proper sense of undoubted bravery, large fortune religvin, at the awtal inoment when and nobly allied, yet possessing such the lexities of inagination gave an unhappy irritability of temper, way to the solemn convictions of that he was continually alarining gbe mind.

his best friends, and interrupting - In the worst moments of his the ease and comforts of social in pain, he cried out, that he sincerely tercourse. While in the navy, he hoped the agonies he then endured distinguished himself by bold atmight expiate the sins lie had com- tempts and restless temper. He mitted. When more at ease, he would be the munificent friend and desired that I would pray by him, perhaps the next hour the inplacaand that he might join hy saying ble enemy of the same person. His Amen! This mode of prayer I false notion of honour made him several times repeated during the treinblingly alive to every sapposed few days it pleased God to spare slight or tritling inattention. With him; whenever the landanum or him you were never secure. His the pain had not so far confused better judgment was often convinchim as to render his assent equivocal, ed of the impropriety of his con

“ I have dwelt, perhaps, to soine duct, but the persevering obstinacy readers, tediously on this subject, of pride made him too consistent because I have heard it asserted in his folly, too daring in his atby some who would fain shelter tempts. Retributive justice soon their own follies under the authoris overtook him : he who taketh the ries of others, that Lord Camel sword (wantonly and cruelly) shall Lord, after the most serious reflec- perish by the sword. A few fooltion, disbelieved religion, and doubt- ish words about a worthless characed a lite hereafter. I wish, with all ter, spoken, or supposed to be spomy soul, that the unthinking vo- ken, separate choice friends; and taries of dissipation and intidelity though Lord C, was convinced that could all have been present at the he was the aggressor; that Capt. death-bed of this poor man; could Best had never uttered the words luave heard his expressions of con he was said to have spoken, yet trition for past misconduct, and of hurried on by his refinements of reliance on the mercy of his Crea- false honour he resolved to make tor; could have heard his dying no apology, and to reject al reconcxhortation to one of his intimate ciliation. His life became the forfeit friends, to live in future a life of of his folly: And now a lucid ray peace and virtue; I think it would breaks in upon him.

He openly have made impressions on their acknowledges his folly, and most Trinds, as it did on mine, not easily freely forgives his friend. Though to be effaced."

agonizing under the wound, which We have been the more copious had lacerated the spine and proin detailing the particulars of this duced a palsy in the lower exinelancholy affair, and in dwelling tremities, he settles his worldly upon the character of the young affairs; prays niost fervently, renobleman thus untimely snatched ceives the Holy Communion, and from the world, to shew the sad writes a letter in his own hand to effect of intemperance and pas: his Majesty, requesting that if Capt. sion, of scepticism and sensuality. Best should be convicted by a jury, It aifords another story in the an- that his Majesty would extend his aals of that national disgrace duel Royal mercy to him, as Lord C,

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was the sole aggressor, and per- to the Middle Temple, and in due severed in rejecting all reconcilia- course of time was called to the sion. Few ducllists have made bar. Like most young men, howsuch a christian end. It must be ever,

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progress at tust was not consolatory to his friends and ho- very considerable, and what little nourable to him-elf, that he was pracce he obtained was confined spared at the last a few hours, and to the Court of Chancery. those hours were well employed, About this time he married Miss in acts of piety and charity. It is Bootle, the daughter of Richard only to be lamerrted that tlie whole Wilbraham Bootie, Esq. M. P. a life was not thus spent; and that gentleman who possessed considera person of his rank and fortune able estates in the county of Chesshould have been prematurely cut ter, where part of his own family off with so little sincere regret, for possessions were sitnated. This in all probability had he lived, the connexion, with an early friendship, peace of society would have con- contracted at the University betinued to be disturbed, and many tween him and Mr. Pitt, brought, a better man than he might have Mr. Arden forward into public lite; fallen by his violence.

and so early as 1783 he obtained a 16. In his 75th year, the Rev. silk gown, and the same year was Samuel Lysons, A. M. 49 years made Solicitor General. His next rector of Rodmarton, and Cher- rise was to the still more considerrington, in the County of Glouces- able station of Attorney General;

He was eminently distin- and in the year 1789, he was no guished for his knowledge of topo- minated Master of the Rolls, by graphy and English antiquities. the immediate interference of Mr.

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19. At his house in Great Pitt, and as it has been sait), against George Street, Westminster, the the wish of the late Lord Chancellor Right Hon. Richard Pepper Arden, Thurlow. Notwithstanding this Baron Alvanley, of Alvanley, in the opposition to his appointment, it is county of Chester, and Lord Chief certain that no one Justice of the Common Pleas, tie faithfully discharged the high and. was taken sudđenly ill on the Fri- important functions of Master of day preceding, in the House of the Rolls, than the subject of this Lords, complaining of a pain of his memoir; his character always stood stomach, went home, and was unimpeached, and his integrity immediately put to bed, from was never questioned by the nuwhence he never rose more. His merous suitors in his court. Lordship was the son of a gentle Having mentioned bis Lordship man of fortune in Yorkshire, in only as a lawyer, it may be proper which county he received the early here to notice him in his senatorial part of his education. Ilis elder capacity. lIis first entrance into brother, who is still living, inherited Parliament was as a burgess for the bulk of the family estates in lastings; but he afterwards sat Cheshire and Yorkshire; where he as a representative for the city of possesses two fine seats. The sub- Bath, and always acquitted himself ject of the present sketch, being a in the most respectable manner, as younger son, it was determined to a legislator, carefully avoiding those give him an education, and a profes- personal ultercations, those rancosion that would enable hini to rous retorts, and that severity of es create al fortune for himself. He pression which the partizans of both was accordingly entered of Trinity sides the house too often display. College, Cambridge, where he was Though not a frequent, lie was particularly distinguished by the ever considered a correct and inpleasantry of his manners; and it telligent speaker and, his observais said the True Blue Club, of that tions never failed being attended society,was accustomed to consider to with general respect. After luis him as its chief ornament and first adrancement to the peerage, howsupport.

ever, he was more in the habit of From the University, where he giving his opinion on bills which took the degree of A. M. he removed came before the House, and his

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sentiments always evinced matured succeeded to tlie title upon die consideration and legal judgment. death of his father, August 20,

In May 1802 he was created Ba- 1755. When a young man his ron Alvanley, of Alvanley in the Grace was as remarkable for his county of Chester, and on the re

personal figure as for his inental moval of Lord Eldon to the court accomplishments; while on his traofChancery, he wasappointed Lord rels a Princess allied to the house Chief Justice of the Common Pleas. of Brunswick, became enamoured As a judge he will long be remem- with liim, and their union was agreed bered in that court with reverence upon, but conformably to court etifor his impartial conduct, and with quette; it became necessary that his estcem for the suavity of his man- Grace should solicit the royal ap

probation; this. however, was not In private life the character of only refused, but a requisition was Lord Alvanley was peculiarly amia- made to him to dėsist from his preble; he was a good father, a good tensions; which being complied husband, and a sincere friend. His with on the part of the Duke, he deportinent was always affable and was told that he might expect any condescending even to the lowest favour in compensation, that a subsuitors; and his disposition was ject could receive. In consequence open and generous. As a compa

his Grace, who was at that time a nion he was delightful, and though Knight of the Thistle, received in he never overstepped the strictest addition, the Order of the Garter; limits of decorum, no one enjoyed, two honourable badges of distincor told a joke with better glee. tion which no other peer, except of But his highest praise was that of the blood royal, had ever enjoyed, being a Christian in principle and and to these was added the groompractice. He was regular in his ship of the stole, worth 50001. per attendance at Church, and his last annum, The remarkable disapmoments manifested that his faith pointment in his first attachment, did not consist in mere profession, induced his Grace to renain single or the flight of fancy, but that it the remainder of his life. was a settled habit of his soul and By the death of the Duke of Roxe the result of rational and well ma- burgh, the Dukedom' becomes extured conviction and enquiry. Be- tinct, and he is succeeded in the ing informed that his dissolution Earldoms of Roxburgh and Kelso, would be within a few hours; he Viscount Broxmouth, Baron Kerry settled his temporal concerns; con- &c. &c. by Lord Ballenden. vened his family, even his servants At Fairford, Gloucestershire, afaround his bed, gave them his so- ter a few hours illness, the Rev. Jása, lemn charge to adhere stedfastly Edwards, B, D. vicar of that parish, to their religion, joined devoutly and rector of Askelworth, in the in the last solemn offices of ship, and uttering Amen with ear- Fairford is in the gift of the Dean

the commendatory and Chapter of Gloucester; and prayer expired: Mark the perfect Askelworth in that of the Bishop of man and behold the upright for the Bristol. end of that man is peace.

At his house in Mark Lane, of an His Lordship has left an amiable inflammation of the bowels, Dr. widow and five children to lament Relph, senior physician of Guy's his loss, and to console themselves Hospital. To the skill and judgunder it with the remembrance of ment of an experienced physician, his public and private virtues. he added the engaging manners of

The same day at his house in St. the geritleman, and the benevolence James's Square, in the 64th year of of the christian. His loss will long his age, his Grace the Duke of Rox- be felt by his numerous friends who burgh, Groom of the Stole to the benefited by his professional adKing, and Lord Lieutenant of the vice, and by the poor who were rew county of Roxburgh.

lieved by his liberality, He was born in April, 1740, and

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JIE ORTHODOX CHURCHMAN's MAGAZINE AND REVIEW.

FOR APRIL 1804.

We can never be too careful to preserve the purity, and keep up the dignity af our Church's förms, such as our Articles, Liturgy. Creeds, and Catechism. And fuul play here in wresting the words, and perverting the meuning, is corrupting the cincere millig and poisoning the fountains.

BIOGRAPHY.

THE LIFE OF THE REV, PHILIP SKELTON,

PHILIP

(Continued from Page 133.) HILIP SKELTON was of a tall stature and majestic

appearance; his countenance agreeable and placid, displaying evident marks of a mind replete with humanity. His strong athletic frame enabled him in his youth to excel in the manly exercises. But it was, he considered, the chief business of his life to perform the sacred duties of the ministry with conscientious care, wherein he was hardly exceeded by any Clergyman of any age. Sincere, strenuous, vehement in his admonitions, he was truly sensible of the importance of the glorious end he had in view, the happiness of his fellow creatures. - He told them of a heaven and a hell, where the virtuous shall be rewarded, and the wicked punished; exciting them, by the most powerful arguments, to seck the felicity of the one, and avoid the misery of the other. He declared open war against vice and impiety in every station. To instruct the ignorant, rouze the indolent, rebuke the obstinate, rectify the misguided, and “ turn the disobedient to the wisdom of the just," was the great object of his labours.

Flis abilities were equal to his real. The natural powers bestowed on him by Providence he improved by an attentive application to almost every species of litera ature, but chietiy by a careful perusal of the holy ScripVol:I'I. Churchi. Mug: April, 1804:

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