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which he read; and some of his abridgments, with respecting my intentions, and to give full scope to the observations by which he illustrated them, are your judgment for carrying them into effect. Ive written with singular conciseness and power. 'I can, my dear Coll., have no little jealousies : we know not,' said one of the most eminent English have only one great object in view—that of anni. diplomatists, with whom he had afterwards very hilating our enemies, and getting a glorious peace frequent communications, 'I know not where Lord for our country. No man has more confidence in Collingwood got his style, but he writes better another than I have in you; and no man will ren. than any of us.' His amusements were found in der your services more justice than your very old the intercourse with his family, in drawing, plant- friend,

NELSON AND BRONTE.” ing, and the cultivation of his garden, which was on the bank of the beautiful river Wansbeck. This was

The day at last came; and though it is his favourite employment; and on one occasion, a highly characteristic of its author, we will not brother Admiral, who had sought him through the indulge ourselves by transcribing any part of garden in vain, at last discovered him with his gar. the memorable despatch, in which Lord Col. dener, old Scott, to whom he was much attached, lingwood, after the fall of his heroic commandin the bottom of a deep trench, which they were both busily occupied in digging."

er, announced its result to his country. We

cannot, however, withhold from our readers In spring 1803, however, he was again call the following particulars as to his personal ed upon duty by his ancient commander, conduct and deportment, for which they Admiral Cornwallis, who hailed him as he ap- would look in vain in that singularly modes proached, by saying, “Here comes Colling- and generous detail. The first part, the editor wood !—the last to leave, and the first to re- informs us, is from the statement of his confijoin me !!' His occupation there was to watch dential servant. and blockade the French fleet at Brest, a duty

"• I entered the Admiral's cabin,' he observed, which he performed with the most unwearied about daylight, and found him already up and and scrupulous anxiety.

dressing. He asked if I had seen the French fleet; “During this time he frequently passed the whole look out at thein, adding, that, in a very short time,

and on my replying that I had not, he told me to night on ihe quarter-deck, a practice which, in we should see a great deal more of them. I then circumstances of difficulty, he continued till the latest years of his life. When, on these occasions, observed a crowd of ships to leeward; but I could he has told his friend Lieutenant Clavell

, who had Admiral, who, during all this time, was shaving

not help looking, with still greater interest, at the gained his entire confidence, that they must not himself with a composure that quite astonished leave the deck for the night, and that officer has me!' Admiral Collingwood dressed himself that endeavoured to persuade him that there was no occasion for it, as good look-out was kept, and re

morning with peculiar care; and soon after, meetpresented that he was almost exhausted with faoing Lieutenant Clavell, advised him to pull off his igue; the Admiral would reply, I fear you are.

boots. You had betier,' he said, “put on silk You have need of rest; so go to bed, Clavell

, and stockings, as I have done: for if one should get a I will watch by myself.' *Very frequently have shot in the leg, they would be so much more

He then proceeded they slept together on a gun; from which Admiral manageable for the surgeon. Collingwood would rise from time to time, to sweep charge of their duty, and addressing the officers,

to visit the decks, encouraged the men to the dis. the horizon with his night-glass, lest the enemy said to them, Now, gentlemen, lei us do some, should escape in the dark.”

thing to-day which the world may talk of hereafter.' In 1805 he was moved to the station off the action, from the Dreadnought; the crew of

"He had changed his flag about ten days before Cadiz, and condemned to the same weary which had been so constantly practised in the exertask of watching and observation. He here cise of the great guns, under his daily superintenwrites to his father-in-law as follows:- dence, that few ships' companies could equal them "How happy should I be, could I but hear from by telling them that if they could fire three well:

in rapidity and precision of firing. He had begun home, and know how my dear girls are going on ! directed Broadsides in five minutes, no vessel could Bounce is my only pet now, and he is indeed a good resist them; and, from constant practice, they were fellow; he sleeps by the side of my cot, whenever enabled to do so in three minutes and a hall. But I lie in one, until near the time of racking, and then though he left a crew which had thus been disci. marches off, to be out of the hearing of the guns, plined under his own eye, there was an advantage for he is not reconciled to them yet. I am fully determined, if I can get home and manage it properly,

in the change; for the Royal Sovereign, into which to go on shore nexe spring for the rest of my life, for he went, had lately returned from England, and ag I am very weary. There is no end to my business ; other ships of the lee division. While they were

her copper was quite clean, she much ouisailed the I am at work from morning till even; but I dare say Lord Nelson will be out next monih. He told running down, the well-known telegraphic signal

was made of “ England expects every man to do his me he should ; and then what will become of me I duty. When the Admiral observed it first, he said do not know. I should wish to go home: but I mustikat he wished Nelson would make no more signals, go or stay as the exigencies of the times require."

for they all understood what they were to do: but At last, towards the close of the year, the when the purport of it was communicated to bim he enemy gave some signs of an intention to expressed great delight and admiration, and made come out—and the day of Trafalgar was at it known to the officers and ship's company. Lord

Nelson had been requested by Captain Blackwood hand. In anticipation of it, Lord Nelson ad-(who was anxious for the preservation of so invalu. dressed the following characteristic note to his able a life) to allow some other vessel to take the friend, which breathes in every line the noble lead, and at last gave permission that the Téméraire frankness and magnanimous confidence of his should go a-head of him; but resolving to defeat soul :

the order which he had given, he crowded more

sail on the Victory, and maintained his place. The "They surely cannot escape us. I wish we Royal Sovereign was far in advance when Lieutecould gei a fine day. I send you my plan of attack, nant Clavell observed that the Victory was setting as far as a man dare venture to guess at the very her studding sails, and with that spirit of honour. uncertain position the enemy may be found in: but, able emulation which prevailed between the squadmy dear friend, it is to place you perfectly at ease rons, and particularly between these two ships, he pointed it out to Admiral Collingwood, and re- more than thirty years. In this affair he did nothing quested his permission to do the same. The ships without my counsel: we made our line of battle of our division,' replied the Admiral, are not yet together, and concerted the mode of attack, which sufficiently up for us to do so now; but you may be was put in execution in the most admirable style. getting ready' The studding sail and royal halliards I shall grow very tired of the sea soon; my health were accordingly manned, and in about ten minutes has suffered so much from the anxious state I have the Admiral, observing Lieutenant Clavell's eyes been in, and the fatigue I have undergone, that I fixed upon him with a look of expectation, gave him shall be unfit for service. The severe gales which a nod; on which that officer went to Captain immediately followed the day of victory ruined our Rotherham and told him that the Admiral desired prospect of prizes." him to make all sail. The order was then given 10 rig out and hoist away, and in one instant the ship

He was now elevated to the peerage, and a was under a crowd of sail, and went rapidly a-head pension of 20001. was settled on him by parliaThe Admiral then directed the officers to see that ment for his own life, with 10001. in case of his all the men lay down on the decks, and were kep: death to Lady Collingwood, and 5001 to each quiet. At this time the Fougueux, the ship astern of his daughters. His Royal Highness the Duke of the Santa Anna, had closed up with the intention of Clarence also honoured him with a very kind of preventing the Royal Sovereign from going letter, and presented him with a sworl. The observed it, he desired Captain Rotherham to steer way in which he received all those honours, immediately for the Frenchman and carry away his is as admirable as the services by which they bowsprit. To avoid this the Fougueux backed her were earned. On the first tidings of his peer. main top sail, and suffered the Royal Sovereign to age he writes thus to Lady Collingwood pass, at the same time beginning her fire ; when ihe Admiral ordered a gun to be occasionally fired

It would be hard if I could not find one hour to at her, to cover bis ship with smoke.

write a letter to my dearesi Sarah, to congralulare " The nearest of the English ships was now dis- her on the high rank to which she has been advance !ant about a mile from the Royal Sovereign; and ed by my success. Blessed may you be, my dear. it was at this time, while she was pressing alone est love, and may you long live ihe happy wife of into the midst of the combined fleets, that Lord your happy husband! I do not know how you bear Nelson said 10 Captain Blackwood, See how that your honours; but I have so much business on my noble fellow, Collingwood, takes his ship into hands, from dawn till midnight, that I have hardly action. How I envy him!'' On the other hand, time to think of niine, except it be in gratitude to Admiral Collingwood, well knowing his comman- my King, who has so graciously conferred them der and friend, observed, "What would Nelson upon me. But there are many things of which I give to be here !' and it was then, too, that Admiral might justly be a little proud--for extreme pride is Villeneuve, struck with the daring manner in which folly-ihat I must share my gratification with you. the leading ships of the English squadrons came

The first is the letter from Colonel Taylor, his Ma. down, despaired of the issue of the contest. In jesty's private secretary to the Admiralıy, to be passing the Santa Anna, the Royal Sovereign gave communicated to me. I enclose you a copy of it. her a broadside and a half into her stern, tearing it It is considered the highest compliment the King down, and killing and wounding 400 of her men; can pay; and, as the King's personal compliment, then, with her helm hard a-starboard, she ranged value it above everything. But I will jell you up alongside so closely that the lower yards of the what I feel nearest to my heart, after the honour wo vessels were locked together. The Spanish which his Majesty has done me, and that is the admiral, having seen that it was the intention of the praise of every officer of the fleet. There is a thing Royal Sovereign to engage to leeward, had col. which has made a considerable impression upon me. lecied all his strength on the starboard ; and such A week before the war, at Morpeih, I dreamed diswas the weight of the Santa Anna's metal, chat her tincıly many of the circumstances of our late batile first broadside made the Sovereign heel ownstreaks off the enemy's port, and I believe I told you of it out of the water. Her studding.sails and halliards at the time: but I never dreamed that I was to be a were now shot away; and as a gallant sludding. peer of the realm! How are my darlings? I hope sail was hanging over the wagway lamniocks, they will take pains to make themselves wise and Admiral Collingwood called on 1o Lieutenant good. and fit for the station to which they are raised." Clavell to come and help him to take it in. observ. ing that they should want it again some other day.

And again, a little after :These two officers accordingly rulled it carefully “I labour from dawn till midnight, till I can hard. up and placed it in the boat.''*

ly see ; and as my hearing fails me 100, you will We shall add only what he says in his let-have but a mass of infirmities in your poor Lord,

whenever he returns to you, I suppose I must not ter to Mr. Blackett of Lord Nelson:

be seen to work in my garden now! but tell old “When my dear friend received his wound, he Scolt that he need not be unhappy on that account. immediately sent an officer to me to tell me of it,- Though we shall never again be able to plant the and give his love to me! Though the officer was Nelson potatoes, we will have them of some other directed to say the wound was not dangerous, I read sort, and right noble cabbages to boot, in great perin his countenance what I had to fear; and before fection. You see I am styled of Hethpoole and the action was over, Captain Hardy came 1o inform Caldburne. Was that by your direction? I should me of his death. I cannot tell you how deeply I was prefer it to any other vitle if it was; and I rejoice, affected; my friendship for him was unlike any my love, that we are an instance that there are other thing that I have left in the navy; a brotherhood of and better sources of nobility than wealth." *" Of his economy, at all times, of the ship's intended to accompany his dignity with any

At this time he had not heard that it was stores, an instance was often mentioned in the navy as having occurred at the battle of St. Vincent. pension; and though the editor assures us The Excellent shortly before the action had bent a that his whole income, even including his full new fore-topsail: and when she was closely en: pay, was at this time scarcely 11001, a year, gaged with the St. Isidro, Captain Collingwood he never seems to have wasted a thought on called out to his boatswain, a very gallant man, such a consideration. Not that he was not at who was shortly afierwards killed, Bless me! Mr. Peffers, how came we to forget to bend our

all times a prudent and considerate person, old top-gail? They will quite ruin that new one. It but, with the high spirit of a gentleman, and will never be worth a farthing again.''

an independent Englishman, who had made

! I am

h's own way in the world, he disdained all, but keep a good fire in winter. How I long to have sordid considerations. Nothing can be nobler, a peep into my own house, and a walk in my own or more natural, than the way in which he ex- garden! It is the pleasing object of all my hopes.""" presses this sentiment, in another letter to his

In the midst of all those great concerns,

it wife, written a few weeks after the prece. is delightful to find the noble Admiral writing ding :

thus, from the Mediterranean, of his daugh

ter's sick governess, and inditing this postMany of the Captains here have expressed a desire that I would give them a general notice when script to the little girls themselves :ever I go to court; and if they are within five hun. “ How sorry am I for poor Miss dred miles, they will come up to attend me! Now sure you will spare no pains for her; and do not all this is very pleasing; but, alas! my love, until lose sight of her when she goes to Edinburgh. Tell we have peace, I shall never be happy: and yet, her that she must not want any advice or any comhow we are to make it out in peace, I know noi,- fort; but I need not say this to you, my beloved, with high rank and no fortune. At all events, we who are kindness itself.' I am much obliged to the can do as we did before. It is true I have the chief Corporation of Newcastle for every mark which command, but there are neither French nor Span. they give of their esteem and approbation of my iards on the sea, and our cruisers find nothing but service. But where shall we find a place in our neutrals, who carry on all the trade of the enemy. small house for all those vases and epergnes ? A Our prizes you see are lost. Villeneuve's ship had kind letter from them would have gratified me as a great deal of money in her, but it all went to the much, and have been less trouble to them.” bottom. I am afraid the fees for this patent will be large, and pinch me: But never mind; let others

My darlings, Sarah and Mary, solicit pensions, I am an Englishman, and will never ings, and desire you to write to me very often, and

"I was delighted with your last letters, my blessask for money as a favour. How do my darlings tell me all the news of the city of Newcastle and go on? I wish you would make them write to me by turns, and give me the whole history of their days, and many a good laugh together yet. Bo

town of Morpeth. I hope we shall have many happy proceedings. Oh! how I shall rejoice, when 1 kind to old Scoit; and when you see him weeding come home, to find them as much improved in my oaks, give the old man a shilling! knowledge as I have advanced them in station in

May God Almighty bless you. the world : But take care they do not give themselves foolish airs. Their excellence should be in The patent of his peerage was limited to knowledge, in virtue, and benevolence to all; but the heirs male of his body; and, having only This is true nobility, and is now become an incum: daughters, he very early expressed a wish bent duty on them. I am out of all patience with that it might be extended to them and their Bounce. The consequential airs he gives himself male heirs. But this was not attended to. since he became a Right Honourable dog, are insuf. When he heard of his pension, he wrote, in ferable. He considers it beneath his dignity to play the same lofty spirit, to Lord Barham, that if with Commoners' dogs, and, truly, thinks that he the title could be continued to the heirs of his does them grace when he condescends to lift up his leg against ihem. This, I think, is carrying the in- daughters, he did not care for the pension at solence of rank to the extreme; but he is a dog that all! and in urging his request for the change, does it.—25th December. This is Christmas-day; he reminded his Lordship, with an amusing a merry and cheerful one. I hope, to all my darlings. naiveté, that government ought really to show May God bless us, and grant that we may pass the some little favour to his daughters, considering next together. Everybody is very good to me; but that, if they had not kept him constantly at his Majesty's letiers are my pride : il is there I feel the object of my life allained.”

sea since 1793, he would probably have had

half a dozen sons by this time, to succeed him And again, in the same noble spirit is the in his honours ! following to his father-in-law :

It is delightful to read and extract passages “ I have only been on shore once since I left like these; but we feel that we must stop; England, and do not know when I shall go again and that we have already exhibited enongh I am unceasingly writing, and the day is not long of this book, both to justify the praises we enough for me to get through my business. I hope have bestowed on it, and to give our readers my children are every day acquiring some know. a full impression of the exalted and most day to me or their mother. I shall read them at amiable character to which it relates. We when I come home. If there were an opportunity, shall add no more, therefore, that is merely I should like them to be taughi Spanish, which is personal to Lord Collingwood, except what the most elegant language in Europe, and very easy. | belongs to the decay of his health, his applicaI hardly know how we shall be able to support the tions for recall, and the death that he magnanidignity to which his Majesty has been pleased to mously staid to meet, when that recall was so

Let others plead for pensions ; I can be rich without money, by endeavouring to be supe.

strangely withheld. His constitution had been rior to everything poor. I would have my services considerably impaired even before the action to my country unstained by any interested motive; of Trafalgar; but in 1808 his health seemed and old Scott and I can go on in our cabbage-garden entirely to give way; and he wrote, in August without much greater expense than formerly. But of that year, earnestly entreating to be allowed stock ; I have hardly a chair that has not a shot in to come home. The answer to his application it, and many have lost both legs and arms—without was, that it was so difficult to supply his place, hope of pension! My wine broke in moving, and that his recall must, at all events, be suspenda my pigs slain in battle; and these are heavy losses ed. In a letter to Lady Collingwood, he refers where they cannot be replaced.

to this correspondence, and after mentioning " I suppose I shall have great demands on me for his official application to the Admiralty, he patents and fees : But we must pay for being great. get no prize-money. Since I lefi England, I have

says: received only 1831., which has not quite paid for my What their answer will be, I do not know yet; wine; but I do noi care about being rich, if we can I but I had before mentioned my declining health io 84

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Lord Mulgrave, and he tells me in reply, that he be required of him.' When he noored in the har. hopes I will stay, for he knows not how to supply bour of Pori Mahon, on the 25th of February, he my place. The impression which his letter made was in a state of great suffering and debility; and upon me was one of grief and sorrow : first, that having been strongly recommended by his medicat with such a list as we have—including more than a attendants to try the effect of gentle exercise on hundred admirals—here should be thought to be horseback, he went immediately on shore, accomany difficulty in finding a successor of superior ability panied by his friend Captain Hallowell, who left his to me ; and next, that there should be any obstacle ship to aitend him in his illness : but it was then too in the way of the only comfort and happiness that I late. He became incapable of bearing the slightest have to look forward to in this world."

fatigue ; and as it was represented to him that his

return to England was indispensably necessary for In answer to Lord Mulgrave's statement, the preservation of his life, he, on the 3d of March, he afterwards writes, that his infirmities had surrendered his command to Rear Admiral Marlin. sensibly increased ; but “I have no object in The two following days were spent in unsuccessful the world that I put in competition with my hon; but on the 6th the wind came round to the public duty; and so long as your lordship thinks westward, and at sunset the ship succeeded in clear. it proper to continue me in this command, my ing the harbour, and made sail for England. When utmost efforts shall be made to strengthen the Lord Collingwood was informed that he was again impression which you now have; but I still at sea, he rallied for a time his exhausted strength,

and said to those around him, “Then I may yet live hope, that whenever it may be done with con

to meet the French once more.' On the morning venience, your lordship will bear in mind my of the 7th there was a considerable swell, and his

Soon after he writes thus to his friend Captain Thomas, on entering his cabin. obfamily :-"I am an unhappy creature-old served, that he feared the motion of the vessel dis. and worn out. I wish to come to England; !urbed him. No, Thomas,' he replied ; 'I am now but some objection is ever made to it." And, in a state in which nothing in this world can disturb again, “I have been very unwell. The phy- consolatory to you, and all

who love me, to see how

I am dying ; and I am sure it must be sician tells me that it is the effect of constant comfortably I am coming to my end.' He told one confinement—which is not very comfortable, of his attendants that he had endeavoured to review, as there seems little chance of its being other- as far as was possible, all the actions of his past life, wise. Old age and its infirmities are coming and that he had the happiness to say, that nothing on me very fast; and I am weak and tottering gave him a moment's uneasiness. He spoke al on my legs. It is high time I should return test in which he was about to leave his country in. 10 England; and I hope I shall be allowed to volved, but ever with calmness and perfect resigna. do it before long. It will otherwise be too late." tion to the will of God; and in this blessed state of

And it was too late! He was not relieved mind, after taking an affectionale farewell of his at. and scorning to leave the post assigned to him, tendants, he expired without a struggle at six o'clock while he had life to maintain it, he died at it, of fifty-nine years and six months.

in the evening of that day, having attained the age in March, 1810, upwards of eighteen months “ After his decease, it was found that, with the after he had thus stated to the government his exception of the stomach, all the other organs of reasons for desiring a recall. The following life were peculiarly vigorous and unimpaired; and is the editor's touching and affectionate ac- from this inspection, and the age which the surviving count of the closing scene—full of pity and of members of his family have attained, there is every grandeur-and harmonising beautifully with lieved from his command, he would still have been the noble career which was destined there to in the enjoyment of the honours and rewards which be arrested :

would doubtless have awaited him on his return to

England." “ Lord Collingwood had been repeatedly urged by his friends to surrender bis command, and to seek in England that repose which had become so The remainder of this article, containing necessary in his declining health ; but his feelings discussions on the practices of flogging in the on the subject of discipline were peculiarly strong, Navy, and of Impressment (to both which and he had ever exacted the most implicit obedience Lord Collingwood, as well as Nelson, were 10 quit the post which had been assigned to him, opposed), is now omitted ; as scarcely possess. until he should be duly relieved, -and replied, 'that ing sufficient originality to justify its republic his life was his country's, in whatever way it mighe cation, even in this Miscellany.

(December, 1828.) Narrative of a Journey through the Upper Provinces of India from Calcutta to Bombay, 1824,

1825 (with Notes upon Ceylon); an Account of a Journey to Madras and the Southern Provinces, 1826 ; and Letters written in India. By the late Right Reverend REGINALD HEBER, Lord Bishop of Calcutta. Second Edition. 2 vols. 8vo. London: 1828.

This is another book for Englishmen 10 be person to whom it relates and that combinaproud of-almost as delightful as the Memoirs tion of gentleness with heroic ambition, and of Lord Collingwood, and indebted for its at- simplicity with high station, which we would tractions mainly to the same cause—the sin- still fondly regard as characteristic of our own gularly amiable and exalted character of the nation. To us in Scotland the combination see.nis, in this instance, even more admirable: the rank and opulence which the station imthan in that of the great Admiral. We have plied, were likely to realise this character in no Bishops on our establishment; and have ihose who should be placed in it, that our been accustomed to think that we are better ancestors contended so strenuously for the without them. But if we could persuade our abrogation of the order, and thought their selves that Bishops in general were at all like Reformation incomplete till it was finally put Bishop Heber, we should tremble for our Pres-down- till all the ministers of the Gospel byterian orthodoxy; and feel not only venera- were truly pastors of souls, and stood in no non, but something very like envy for a com- other relation to each other than as fellowinunion which could number many such men labourers in the same vineyard. among its ministers.

If this notion be utterly erroneous, the The notion entertained of a Bishop, in our picture which Bishop Heber has here drawn antiepiscopal latitudes, is likely enough, we of himself, must tend powerfully to correct admit , not to be altogether just:—and we are it

. If, on the other hand, it be in any respect far from upholding it as correct, when we say, just, he must be allowed, at all events, to that a Bishop, among us, is generally supposed have been a splendid exception. We are to be a stately and pompous person, clothed willing to take it either way. Though we in purple and fine linen, and faring sumptu- must say that we incline rather to the latter ously every day-somewhat obsequious to alternative-since it is difficult to suppose, persons in power, and somewhat haughty and with all due allowance for prejudices, that imperative to those who are beneath him- our abstract idea of a Bishop should be in with more authority in his tone and manner, such flagrant contradiction to the truth, that than solidity in his learning; and yet with one who was merely a fair specimen of the much more learning than charity or humility order, should be most accurately character. -very fond of being called my Lord, and ised by precisely reversing every thing that driving about in a coach with mitres on the entered into that idea. Yet this is manifestly panels, but little addicted to visiting the sick the case with Bishop Heber-of whom we do and fatherless, or earning for himself the not know at this moment how we could give blessing of those who are ready to perish- a better description, than by merely reading

backwards all we have now ventured to set * Familiar with a round of Ladyshipsa stranger to the poor"

down as characteristic of his right reverend

brethren. Learned, polished, and dignified, decorous in manners, but no foe to luxurious he was undoubtedly; yet far more conspicuindulgences-rigid in maintaining discipline ously kind, humble, tolerant, and laboriousamong his immediate dependents, and in ex- zealous for his church too, and not forgetful of., acting the homage due to his dignity from the his station ; but remembering it more for the undignified mob of his brethren; but perfectly duties than for the honours that were attached willing to leave to them the undivided privi- to it, and infinitely more zealous for the releges of teaching and of comforting their peo- ligious improvement, and for the happiness, ple, and of soothing the sins and sorrows of and spiritual and worldly good of his fellowtheir erring flocks — scornful, if not openly creatures, of every tongue, faith, and comhostile, upon all occasions, to the claims of plexion : indulgent to all errors and infirmi. the People, from whom he is generally sprung ties—liberal, in the best and truest sense of -and presuming every thing in favour of the the word-humble and conscientiously diffiroyal will and prerogative, by which he has dent of his own excellent judgment and neverbeen exalted-setting, indeed, in all cases, a failing charity-looking on all men as the much higher value on the privileges of the children of one God, on all Christians as the few, than the rights that are common to all, redeemed of one Saviour, and on all Christian and exerting himself strenuously that the teachers as fellow-labourers, bound to help former may ever prevail-caring more, ac- and encourage each other in their arduous cordingly, for the interests of his order than and anxious task. His portion of the work, the general good of the church, and far more accordingly, he wrought faithfully, zealously, for the Church than for the Religion it was and well; and, devoting himself to his duty established to teach-hating dissenters still with a truly apostolical fervour, made no more bitterly than infidels - but combating scruple to forego, for its sake, not merely his both rather with obloquy and invocation of personal ease and comfort, but those domestic civil penalties, than with the artillery of a affections which were ever so much more powerful reason, or the reconciling influences valuable in his eyes, and in the end, we fear, of an humble and holy life-uttering now ammating the sacrifice with his life! If and then haughty professions of humility, such a character be common among the dig. and regularly bewailing, at fit seasons, the nitaries of the English Church, we sincerely severity of those Episcopal labours, which congratulate them on the fact, and bow our sadden, and even threaten to abridge a life, heads in homage and veneration before them. which to all other eyes appears to flow on in If it be rare, as we fear it must be in any almost unbroken leisure and continued in church, we trust we do no unworthy service dulgence!

in pointing it out for honour and imitation to This, or something like this, we take to be all; and in praying that the example, in all the notion that most of us Presbyterians have its parts, may promote the growth of similai been used to entertain of a modern Bishop: virtues among all denominations of Christians, and it is mainly because they believed that I in every region of the world.

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