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d'armés then proposed soldiers, entered this neutral ter- to tie an handkerchief over his eyes, ritory, surrounded Ettenheim and but he said, “ A loyal soldier, who Offenbourg, seized the Duke in his has so often been exposed to fire bed, and, hurrying him across the and sword, can see the approach of Rhine, conveyed him to Paris; death with naked eyes, and without where he was brought to a mock fear." His hat was then taken off; trial before a military commission' but in looking at the grenadiers, of eight officers, by whom, with- who had already pointed their fuout being suffered to make any de- sils at him, he said in Italian, fence, or to exainine or hear

any

“ Grenadiers, lower your arms, evidence, he was, as might be ex- otherwise

you

will miss me, or only pected, condemned to death. Of wound me.” Of the nine who the charges brought against him, the fired, seven bullets pierced bis body. greater part applied to his conduct The arrest and condemnation of previous to the peace of Amiens, and this amiable nobleman occasioned to his having taken up arms against a lively sensation of regret even at Robespierre, as well as against the Paris; and many applications were present government

France. made to the sanguinary usurperin his Buonaparte does right in revenging favour, but in vain. Even Fouché a predecessor whom he so much re- himself, the senator, ventured at the sembles. In the morning, before assembly of Madame Buonaparte day-light, on the 22d, General Mu- on the 21st, to remonstrate with the rat arrived at Vincennes, escorted consul on the impolicy of this act. by fifty Mamelukes, and accompa- The monster replied, loud enough nied with four aides-de-camp, one

to be heard by many present, of whom was Louis Buonaparte, “ You, citizen' senator', speak of Each Mameluke held a flambeau; your affection to me, and yet desire and two hundred gens d'armes, and me to spare a BOURBON. No; had three hundred men of the Italian all the BOURBONS only one neck troops, surrounded the castle and neither one hundred ships of the line prevented the approach of every should suve them in London, nor one to that part of the wood fixed four hundred thousand Russians at on for the place of execution, or St. Petersburgh!" rather murder.

When the Neapolitan ambassaThe Duke being told that his sen- dor, the Marquis de Gallo, heard tence was to be executed immedi- this Nero-like expression, he was ately, said calmly, “I am ready and observed to withdraw immediately. resigned.” When he heard, upon At Taunton, the Rev. Simon Rienquiry, that the grenadiers who chards, Rector of Chipstable. were to shoot hin were Italians of At Ilfracombe, the Rev. EmaBuonaparte's body-guard, he said: nuel May, Rector of Baverstock, “ Thank God they are not French- Wilts. The living is in the gift of men! I am condemned by a fo- Exeter College, Oxford. reigner, and God be praised that At Harpswell, near Gainsbomy executioners are foreigners too. rough, the Rev. T. Dawson, PerIt will be a stain less upon my coun- petual Curate of that place. trymen.'

The Rev. Mr. Brodie, Rector of At the place of execution he Winterslow, Wilts. lifted up his hands towards Hea- 23. At Pulham Market, the ven, and said, “ May GOD PRE- Rev. Robert Etheridge, Rector of SERVE MY KING,

Clenchwarton. MY COUNTRY FROM ITS FOREIGN

The Rev. Thomas Wilson, Vicar Yок..."

of Middle Rasen, Lincolnshire.

AND DELIVER

age,

- 25. The Rev. James Cotting- thelemy, transported to Cayenne, ham, Vicar General of the Diocese froni whence he escaped; and, atof Kilmore, in Ireland.

ter enduring uncommon hardships, - 27.

At Cottishall, in the reached this country. He soon af58th year of his the Rev, Ro- ter went to Germany, but returned bert l'icklin, Rector of Crostwick, hither again. How he came to be itear Norwich,

at Paris, when he was arrested, re-- 30. At the Rectory-house, mains a mystery; but there can be at Holywell, in Huntingdonshire, no doubt, that it aught criminal had the Rev. B. Hutchinson, F. R. S. been found against him, he would Chaplain to the Duke of Man- have been brought to a public trial chester.

and open execution, and not butAPRIL 6. In the prison of the chered in the dead of night in a soTemple, at Paris, the celebrated litary dungeon.* General Charles Pichegru.

At Vicar's Hill, Hampshire, in He was found dead in his bed, the 80th year of his age, the Rev. strangled, according to the French WILLIAM Gilpin, A. M. Prereport, by himself with a black silk bendary of Salisbury, and l'icar of handkerchiet. But the circum- Boldre in the New Forest. stances are too dark and suspicious, This very ingenious and worthy and too much connected with the divine was descended from the inhuman murder of the Duke pious Bernard Gilpin, in the reign d'Enghien, as well as with the no- of Mary and Elizabeth, called the torious character of the present apostle of the north, and whose life despot of France, to induce any he published. Mr. Gilpin was a other belief than that the General native of Westmoreland, and rewas another sacrifice to Corsican ceived his academical education at barbarity and treachery.

Queen's College, Oxford, where he Before the revolution Pichegru took his degrees in arts. As a di was a private in the French army, vine, he distinguished himself by but distinguished by the exempla- several valuable productions, parriness of bis conduct and bravery. ticularly an Exposition on the New He rose rapidly to command after Testament, adapted for common cathe flight of Dumourier; was con- pacities, 4to and 8vo; Sermons to mander in chief of the army of the plain Congregations, 3 vols. 8vo; north when the Duke of York, the Lectures on the Catechisin and Prince of Cobourg, and the Here- other practical Works. As a bioditary Prince of Orange were forced grapher, besides the book first men

the Netherlands. tioned, he is advantageously known Moreau was then the second in by a Life of Archbishop Cranmer, command; and Holland was con- 1 vol. 8vo, and the Lives of Wickquered. The singular humanity liffe, Huss, and other reformers, of Pichegru to the French emi- also in 8vo. Mr. Gilpin was no less grants, while it gained him universal remarkable for his exquisite taste esteem every where else, was par- in the fine arts, of which his Essay ticularly offensive to his employers. on Prints, his Picturesque Views

to

After this he fell into disrepute: on the River Wye, his Tour to the and not having enriched himself by Lakes, and his Remarks on Forest plusder like the other revolutionary Scenery, are lasting testimonies. He Generals, he lived in obscurity and drew and etched with equal judgeven penury. When Carnot and ment, accuracy, and elegance. The Barthelemy sunk under the power copy-right of the last-mentioned of their colleagues, Pichegru was pertormances, and the whole of the arrested, and, together with Bars drawings and plates, he some time

evacuate

since disposed of by public sale for, heard. He was the author of sevei the purpose of establishing schools ral lively pieces of poetry of the lyric in the New Forest.

kind, and published also some in12. At his seat Dupplin genious inusical compositions. His Castle, in the county of Perth, after memory remained unimpaired to the a lingering illness, ROBERT EARL last; as an instance of which he OF Kinsoul, Viscount Dupplin, recollected that a considerable suin Baron Hay. His lordship was the of money was due from him to a eldest son of the late Dr. Drum- person who had no security for it mond, Archbishop of York; and on which account he caused it to be was distinguished by his attach- paid immediately. He was ever ment to primitive truth and order in punctual in his attendance at the Christian Church.

church, and never allowed a slight: He is succeeded in his honours indisposition, or any other consiand estate by his eldest son, deration, to keep him from the dis

Of a cancer in his throat, which charge of his professional duty. he bore with the utmost resigna- At the vicarage, Newcastle tion, Mr. CHARLES Bennet, up-upon-Tyne, aged 45, the Rev. Jowards of forty years organist of seph Dacre Carlyle, B.D. Vicar of Truro church, in Cornwall. He Newcastle, professor of Arabic in was respectably descended; but was the University of Cambridge, and deprived of his sight, when a child, Chaplain to the Lord Bishop of by the bursting of a gun. He was

Durham. He was born in Carthen placed under the tuition of lisle, in 1759, where his father was the celebrated Stanley, organist of a physician of considerable reputaSt. Andrew's, who laboured under tion. In 1775, he removed from the same inisfortune. Mr. Bennet the Grammar school of his native was with that ingenious man seven city, to Christ's College, Cambridge; years, and soon after was chosen but after residing there about two organist of Truro. He also taught years he left it, and was admitted music with considerable reputation of Queen's, where, shortly after his throughout his native county. The taking the degree of B. A. he obhilarity of his temper made him tained a fellowship. an acceptable visitor wherever he At this period he coneeived that came. Although blind, he delight- passion for the study of oriental lied in those amusements which would terature, by which he has since acseem to 'require the organ of vision quired so much celebrity. The to render them pleasant. For in- University library at Cambridge is stance, he was very partial to hor- very favourable to such pursuits; ticulture; and so exquisite was his but Mr. Carlyle in addition to this touch, that he could distinguish had an advantage rarely attainable, and describe all his flowers, and the instructions of David Zamio, even the different weeds which oc- an Asiatic and an able scholar. casionally mixed with them. He Speaking of this person, Mr. Caralso enjoyed a game at whist, and lyle observes, that he was born played with skill and precision, hav- at Bagdad, that he resided with ing previously marked his cards with hiin some time at Cambridge, and a needle, so ingeniously that his that to his assistance he was prinantagonists could not perceive the cipally indebted for any knowledge punctures. The same thing is re- he acquired in oriental literature.” lated of his master, Stanley, of After a residence of about ten whoin probably he acquired the den years at Cambridge, Mr. Carlyle

He scarcely ever forgot any inarried, and settled in Carlisle, and person whose voice he had once where lained a living which

he

vice.

he served diligently some years. In into Syria, and spent some time at 1794, Dr. Craven, the present mas- Jerusalem, and other remarkable ter of St. John's College, resigned places in the Holy Land. From the professorship of Arabic, and thence he returned to ConstantinoMr. Carlyle was elected in his room. ple, where he continued to reside The year following he was collated some time, taking occasional excurto the chancellorship of Carlisle, . sions into Greece. The twenty-two vacated by Dr, Paley. In 1796 ap- libraries, which are contained in peared “the Specimens of Arabian the monasteries of Mount Athos, Poetry," the work by which he will employed much of his attention, long be known to the admirers of and of these he made catalogues. eastern learning. It came from the From thence, among other acquiUniversity Press, and is printed in sitions, he brought a MS. of one of an unusual style of elegance. To the plays of Æschylus. Before his each piece in this admired selection return to England he visited a great is prefixed a short biographical and part of Italy; and travelling through critical preface.

the Tyrol and Germany, landed in In 1799, Mr. Carlyle accompa- September, 1801, after an absence nied Lord Elgin, the English ambassador, to the Ottoman court. Not long afterwards he was preWhile at Constantinople, he had sented by the Bishop of Carlisle, to free access to the libraries, and the valuable living of Newcastle; made catalogues of what treasures but the shock his health had receive they contain. After a residence of ed by the changes of climate and some months there, he made an ex- the fatigues he had gone through, pedition with a small party through undermined his constitution, and various parts of Asia Minor, and terminated a valuable life in its surveyed with accuracy: the scite meridian. which has been generally supposed The Rev. Henry Still, Rector of to have been the ancient Troy, North Wraxall, Wilts, and of Clap

After a long and perilous jour- ton, Somersetshire. ney, he took shipping, and sailed to At Wickham, near Bootle, CumAlexandria, touching by the way at berland, in the 59th year of his age, many of the Grecian islands. . At the Rev. Robert Scott, M.A. RecAlexandria he found Sir Sydney tor of Wickham, and formerly Smith, with whom he spent six Master of the Free Grammar School weeks. From Egypt he proceeded at St. Bees:

of two years.

TO CORRESPONDENTS.

We do not think the letter of Humilis admissible. Charges of so serious a nature, against such highly distinguished characters as those whom he points out, will never be made public through the channel of our Magazine, when supported only on anonymous authority.

For the same reason the letter of “ Homo sur" cannot be admitted. The “ Kentish Curate” will see that we have profited by his hints.

Our valuable correspondent A. M. may be assured that we shall comply with his wishes on the first opportunity.

We must procure farther information before we can insert the letter from “ Clericus Buxusus Dakinjensis.".

ERRATUM.
In the last Number, page 172, line 2, for great read greater.

THE

ORTHODOX CHURCHMAN's MAGAZINE AND REVIEW.

FOR MAY 1804.

Multa quippe ad fidem catholicam pertinentia, dum hæreticorum calida in:

quietudine exagitantur, ut adversus eos defendi possint, et considerantur diligentius, et intelliguntur clarius, et instantius prædicantur : et ab adversario mota quæstio, discendiexsistit occasio. St. Augustin de Civit. Dei. Lib.xvi.

сар, 2, Many points appertaining to the catholic faith, in order that they may be defended

rgainst the turbulence and cavils of hereties, have been more diligently considered, and more clearly understood, and more earnestly preached. And thus the controversy set on foot by the adversary, has been to us an occasion of improvement in learning,

BIOGRAPHY.

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THE LIFE OF THE REV. PHILIP SKELTON.

(Concluded from page 213.)
O one was more sensible than Skelton, of the pre-

valence of wickedness in the world. He once said in a large company, “ The devil has more authority in this world, than some people are apě to think ; he is called in Scripture the 'god of this world, the prince of this world, - the prince of the power of the air; and accordingly disposes of many'places of profit in it, bestowe ing high offices on persons of his own choosing.

The most of what little religion remained in the world was possessed, he thought, by the fair sex. The Turks, he said, imagined women have no souls; but by their conduct we should suppose it more probable that they have them than the men; for they take more cate of them. He was always remarkably fond of the company of the ladies.

Having sold his library before he came to live cont stantly in Dublin, he was obliged then to borrow books, of which he got a great variety, and freely gave his opinion of those he read. Of a certain dignified author, he remarked, that thuugh a man of learning, he always, in his writings, put the wrong end of the argument foremost, pbserving that an argument was like a dart; for if you Yal. V I. Churchm. Mag. May, 1804. PP

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