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by mere volubility, or an impatient quickness, to interrupt those with whom he was conversing; he would hear calmly, he would reply forcibly, or, as his object was rather truth than victory, if he sometimes conceived the opinion which he had expressed to be erroneous, he would ac knowledge it candidly.

In his relative connexions, Mr. Portal is believed to have been just such a Son as a father would wish for, just such a Brother, as he who looked in that character for the most ready, sincere, and affectionate of friends, would desire; and others, whom he honoured with his regard, they and only they, can fully bear witness, how kind, how steady, how truly amiable, he was as a Friend! He had, what Shakspeare calls a "noble and true conceit of godlike amity," his mind had in it no taint of suspicion, envy, or jealousy, and if in any case he permitted it to receive a bias, it was in favour of those, chiefly his school. fellows, or College associates, who were happy enough to have gained his affectionate esteem; if such allowed themselves little indulgences which he did not, he thought these were, in their instances, proper, or at least venial; and in the absence of such, he was ever, if occasion required, their firm defender, or warm panegyrist.

But oh! the heavy change; now thou art gone!

Now thou art gone, and never must return." The disease which proved fatal to Mr. Portal was a phrenzy-fever: he survived the paroxysm, but its effects hurried him in a short time to the grave; and who that knew him, who that had sense enough to distinguish merit, and virtue enough to love what is most amiable and most exalted in private character, will not deeply lament, that such a man should be so sorely smitten, and so awfully snatched away, when his life was in its meridian, when his utility was highly active, and his talents all fitted for exertion, and mature ? But right, if sometimes inscrutable, are the ways of God! Whilst Mr. Portal's friends regret their own loss, they would act little indeed in the spirit of his example, if they did not remember, and apply, those hopes and promises which the Saviour of mankind gave to all who diligent ly, through him, seek the heavenly Father.

It is not known that any thing of Mr. Portal's remains in print, but the juvenile poems already spoken of, and two excellent numbers, 26 and 30, of the Loiterer, a periodical paper, published, about the time he took his first degree, by some members of his College. His remaining MSS. partieularly in theology, must be numerous; and it is earnestly hoped, that a selection from them may be given to the world.


1812. AT Rio de Janeiro, his excelJan. 26. lency Don Rodrigo De Sousa Coutinho, Conde de Linhares, and Minister for Foreign Affairs to the Prince Regent of Portugal. While assiduously employed in the labours of his office, and making up dispatches for England and Portugal, during the ardent heats of the season, he was suddenly seized with a vertigo, succeeded by a most violent fever, which in three days put a period to his life. The death of this distinguished servant of the State, and ornament of Portugal, may justly be considered as a national cala mity. It was lamented by all good patriots, and will be felt wherever the Lusitanian name and throne are respected. It might be said of him, that he was not only equal, but superior to the weighty affairs entrusted to his charge, by the unlimited and deserved confidence of his Prince; and though he died in the 56th year of his age, he had lived long enough to merit the grateful recollections of his country, and to have his name honourably transmitted to future times in the annals of its literature and policy. Within the narrow limits prescribed to us on an occasion of this sort, we can only find room for remarking, that this deceased Statesman may justly be said to have been the creator of a military marine, and of public credit, in Portugal. Amidst all the embarrassments occasioned to the regular Governments of Europe by the tremendous force of the French Revolution, he maintained the commerce of Portugal, the stability of the public revenue, and the dignity of the Crown. His comprehensive mind surveyed with accuracy the situation of Europe; his sagacity anticipated the calamities which hung over Portugal; and he was the author of that advice which saved the House and Dynasty of Braganza, by conveying the Royal Family to their Transatlantic possessions. In the Brazils he concluded the commercial treaty with Great Britain, which may be considered as unique in its kind. It has perpetuated a system alike politic and philanthropic, by which the free commerce with that Continent is secured to all friendly and pacific States; and the fine theories which men of genius bave projected for the prosperity of nations, have, in this instance, been reduced to practice. These formerly unknown parts of the world will henceforward contribute to the reciprocal benefit and prosperity of every part of the human race. In short, by opening that New World to the intercourse of those powers who respect the law of nations, this distinguished Statesman has not only laid the foundations of new establishments, but increased


the national resources both of revenue and defence. Investigador Portuguez.

May 2. On his passage from Barbadoes to Madeira, in his 24th year, T. Lawson, esq. of Brayton-house, Cumberland.

May 19. At Truxillo, in Spain, in his 33d year, Lieut.-col. Jn. Squire, of the corps of Royal Engineers, eldest son of Dr. Squire, Ely-place, London. His death was owing to a fever supposed to have been occasioned by excessive fatigue at the late siege of Badajoz. On his return, after the successful result of that siege, to Almendralejo, the head-quarters of Sir Rowland Hill, to whose division he was attached, his altered appearance was visible to all his friends. • However, even after this, he superintended the repairs of the Bridge of Merida. In coming back from Merida, he fell from his house. Still he would not complain, nor allow that he had any thing more than a cold; though he was, at that very time, suffering under the endemic fever of the country. Persevering to the last in the discharge of his military duties, he was proceeding to accompany Gen. Hill on his march to Almaraz; but, having more energy of mind than strength of body, the fatigue which he had endured increased his illnes to such an alarming degree, that it was found impossible for him to proceed beyond Truxillo, where he was left on the 16th; and Mr. Liscombe, surgeon to the 34th regiment, was permitted to remain with him. On the 19th, about 3 o'clock in the morning, Col. Squire breathed his last in the arms of this gentleman. In this manner was closed the short but honourable life of a very brave and excellent man. Never was the loss of any Officer more deeply and sincerely lamented by his relations, his friends, and his fellow-soldiers. To the highest sense of honour, and the most undaunted courage, he added an ardent love of his profession, peculiar talents for war, and an extensive knowledge of military affairs, acquired by study and experience. He had all the qualities of a good Soldier; vigilance, activity, enterprize, industry, and the most cheerful and exemplary patience, under every species of hardship; in short, he displayed on all occasions an ardour, alacrity, and perseverance, which shrunk from neither difficulty nor danger. He was always esteemed and treated with the utmost confidence by the Generals under whom he served, and had received from them repeated and conspicuous testimonies of distinction and good opinion; he was indeed, much distinguished throughout the whole Army; and but one universal sentiment prevails through all ranks of the profession. To be employed in fighting the battles of his Country was this Officer's ruling passion; and in this GENT. MAC. July, 1812.

he had been amply indulged for the last 13 years. During that space of time he served on the following expeditions; viz. > to the Helder, to Egypt, to South Ame rica, to Sweden (under Sir J. Moore), to Portugal and Spain under the same General, to Zealand, and a second time to the Spanish Peninsula: where he has at length finished his honourable career. lu the spring of 1809 he was sent by Government on a secret mission to the Baltic. Within the last five months, his eminent merits had been rewarded by the brevet rank, first of Major, then of Lieut.. colonel. The first was conferred on him in December 1811; and he was gratified by a complimentary message from Lord Mulgrave, Master-general of the Ordnance. He was made Lieut.-colonel as soon as it was known in England that Badajoz was taken; in the siege of which place he had remarkably distinguished himself. The active mind of Col. Squire did not content itself with the acquirements proper to his profession only,, but was impelled by a large and liberal curiosity to obtain every sort of useful or interesting knowledge. In all the countries which he visited, he kept a full and accurate journal, not only of military affairs, but of every thing else which struck him as either curious or important. In Egypt he shared with Mr. Hamilton, at that time Private Secretary to Lord Elgin, and Capt. Leake, of the Artillery, in the honour of discovering, on the celebrated column near Alexandria, commonly called Pompey's Pillar, a Greek inscription, which had eluded the ingenuity of all former travellers. On his return to England in 1803, he shewed a paper on this subject to the late Rev. Dr. Raine of the Charterhouse (under whose tuition he had for. merly been), who communicated it to the Society of Antiquaries. It has since been published in the Archæologia. In company with the above-mentioned gentlemen, Col. Squire (having obtained leave of absence at the conclusion of the Egyptian campaign) made a tour through Syria and Greece. After their departure from Athens, their vessel, the brig Mentor, unfortunately struck upon the rocky shore of the small island of Cerigo. Those on board had but just time to save their lives; but it is much to be regretted that their journals, plans, and other papers, were lost. If the military talents of Col. Squire gained him universal respect and applause, the virtues of his heart and his conduct in private life secured him the warm attachment of all with whom he was connected, and even prepossessed the affections of those who were but slightly ac quainted with him: his merits and conduct have left an example transcendantly




Obituary; with Anecdotes of remarkable Persons. [July,


worthy of remembrance. His mourning family have at least the melancholy gratification of never bearing his name men, tioned by any of his numerous friends, unaccompanied by expressions of honour, esteem, and love.

June 11. At Halifax, Nova Scotia, in his 41st year, Wm. Birch Brinley, esq..

June 14. In South Cumberland-street, Dublin, Mr. George M'Allister, Professor, of the Art of Painting and Staining of Glass. The premature decease of this excellent young man merits from his countrymen more than an ordinary or hasty word; and his untimely death may not improperly be termed a national misfortune, inasmuch as that, by the industrious and patriotic exertion of his uncommon talents, he, without instructor, patròn, or pecuniary assistance, re-discovered and redeemed to society an Art, the secrets of which the original professors had selfishly carried with them to their graves, leaving behind them no written documents to guide posterity; and, from the remoteness of the period in which they practised, the tradition, if any, must be limited and unfaithful. Undaunted, however, by all these disadvantages, the adventurous and aspiring spirit of Mr. Geo. M'Allister prompted him to sacrifice his original profession (that of a Jeweller), his time, his health, and his little revenue, to the rescuing from oblivion an Art, of which nothing but the fading effects remained to an admiring generation. After a painful and extensive study of practical Chemistry, in the course of which his health was impaired, and bis means nearly exhausted, he was blessed with a sight of the "promised land;" and a judicious publick witnessed, with wonder and delight, the revival of a long-lost art; as a proof of which, on the 3d of December 1807, the Dublin Society, after a critical examination of his performance, presented the youthful candidate (then scarcely 21) with a diploma, signifying to him, in the most flattering and honourable terms, their unlimited patronage and approbation. Stimulated by these signal stamps of favour from so distinguished a body, he pushed anxiously forward, and soon arrived at a pitch of excellence which he himself had at first despaired of and his indefatigable and painful pursuits promised speedily to crown him with fame and fortune: when, lo! "the Spoiler came"-the hand of Death arrested him in the midst of his studies; robbed the world of an Artist, whose loss is irreparable; deprived society of an object, amiable in deportment, correct and moral in all his habits; left his doating parents to deplore the most affectionate of sons, and his sisters to bewail the best of brothers. A few months since, he had fi

nished a superb window for the cathedral, of Lismore, and was in the act of painting one, much larger in dimensions, for the cathedral of Tuam; after which he was led to hope to be employed to paint the Castle Chapel windows. His anxiety to finish the window for Tuam, and place it, in the cathedral before the winter months set in, urged him, it is feared, to make exertions prejudicial to a habit already injured by an unwearied and ardent attention to a furnace, the heat and fumes of which, at this season, brought on him a fever and inflammation of the brain, which unexpectedly deprived him of a life, at once blameless, benevolent, and useful. His decease is rendered still more afflictive from the consideration that he had resolved to leave such a system, and such documents of the Art behind him, that a second death of it should not be apprehended. Nor was it in that particular branch alone that the taste and judginent of this excellent young man' were evident. Those who recollect the superior, brilliant, and classical style in which the front of Trinity college, Dublin, was lighted up, on the occasion of the late Jubilee in honour to our beloved Sove, reign. will, no doub: feel more than momentarily for the early loss of him who projected and conducted a display at or ce so elegant and splendid.--He expired, with out a sigh, in the 26th year of his age, respected by his superiors, and beloved by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. It is somewhat remarkable, that from the time of Heron, who painted a window (on the subject of Paradise) in St. Paul's, London, in 1430, down to Messrs. Hand and Egginton, none ever arrived at the art of Glass Panting and Staining at so early an age, nor without the assistance of some able master or instructor: for, in 1687, Henry Giles, of York, established a school there; William Price the elder was his most able scholar and successor. Joshua Price, brother to William Price, followed the same profession, and was succeeded by William Price, jun. in 1722. William Peckitt, who painted the window in the Library of Trinity college, Cambridge, studied at Heron's school at York. Pearson is said to have studied under the younger Price; and Mr. Forrest was the pupil of that celebrated artist Thomas Jervais, Mr. Hand, it is reported, studied painting in England; and, while in Ireland, he had the assistance of a very able chemist.


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June 26. Charles Stedman esq. deputy-comptroller of the Stamp-office, and author of "The History of the American War."

June 30. At Glasgow, aged 70, John Mackenzie, esq.; a gentleman of the most comprehensive talents and utmost benevolence of heart. Mr. Mackenzie warmly attached himself to men of abilities and virtue in every situation, without any regard to the casual circumstances of birth or fortune, to which, of themselves, he paid no deference ;-no wonder, theu, that he was not courted by the vain, the weak, or the selfish. He was highly respected and admired by all who knew him, except the ignorant, the bigoted, and intolerant; on whom he looked down with an eye of pity. Mr. Mackenzie entered with enthusiasm into all the great interests of mankind, and urged his arguments in so clear and concise a style, aided by the most powerful and persuasive eloquence, as at once carried conviction to his hearers, and shewed the elevated dignity of his own mind. In agriculture, his theory has been adopted by the most celebrated writers of the present times, with whom he continued on the most intimate habits of acquaintance and correspondence. In politics, he maintained the most correct and independent principles. In religion, he inculcated the warmest adoration of the Deity, entire resignation to his will on all occasions, and contentment with whatever suation he was pleased to allot; which Mr. Mackenzie eminently exemplified in his own conduct, being far above either the smiles or frowns of fortune. He was a philosopher, a patriot, and the friend of mankind.

July 1. At Blackheath, aged 83, John Brent, esq. He had retired about 20 years from the business of ship-building, which he carried on for a long period with great spirit and reputation, and lived in the bosom of his family, beloved and revered.

At Wyefield-cottage, the infant daughter of L. F. Schroder, esq.

Fell from the coach in Fore-street, Plymouth-dock, in an apoplectic fit, and expired immediately, J. Stone, a superannuated seaman. He was going to see his friends in a distant part of the country; 407. the hard earnings of the brave veteran at sea, were found tied up in his neck✓ cloth.

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Mr. H. Methuen Bailivard, late of the Pomone frigate.

July 3. In Fenchurch-street, after two days illness, in her 48th year, Anne, wife of Wm. Borradaile, esq. of Streatham, Surrey.

At Faversham, Dr. Buffa, of Upmin. He ster, late physician to the forces. was confined to his bed in consequence of

a fractured leg, and other injuries sustained a fortnight before, from which he appeared to be fast recovering, when he was suddenly attacked with spasms abort the heart, which in a few minutes terminated his life.

Mr. Wise, one of the yeoman beadles of Oxford university.

Fell from his desk, and instantly expired, aged 70, Mr. Wm. Bradley, clerk to Messrs. Warren and Churchill, Uppingham. July 4. Donald Malcolm, esq.

At Cambridge, Mr. Phillimore. While stepping into a chaise. with his wife, at the Sun inn, he suddenly exclaimed, “I am taken very ill;" on the waiter's running to his assistance, and receiving him in his arms, he immediately expired.

Suddenly, at Mill-hill, Robert Williams, esq. a Director of the East India Company.

At his father's, Mile-end road, in the prime of life, Thos. Row, jun. coal-facter.

At Brockhurst cottage, near Gosport, John Dredge, esq. who had been near 40 years in the Navy.

July 5. Mr. James Wallis, Alderman of the borough of St. Alban's. While sitting in the Corporation pew in the Abbey Church, waiting for the Rector to begin the service, and within two minutes after he had been speaking to a gentleman who sat by him, his head fell forward on the desk before him; which being observed by the surrounding attendants, they immediately conveyed him into the Saint's Chapel, behind the High Altar, and from thence in a chair to his house, where all proper applications were made by his medical attendants, but to no purpose, it being thought by the bystanders that he was dead by the time he was got into the Saint's Chapel.

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At Loughborough, dropped down and suddenly expired, whilst looking at the soldiers parading, John Fox, a flax-dresser.

July 6. At Tunbridge Wells, of a consumption, in his 21st year, John Wombwell, esq. Ensign of the 44th foot, and eldest son of John W. esq. formerly of Great Ormond-street.

Aged 31, Mr. R. Martin, of the Coffeehouse, Epsom.

At Farnborough, co. Warwick, in his 64th year, Wm. Holbech, esq.


July 7. In Upper Brook-street, F. Longe, esq. of Spixworth-park, Norfolk. At Islington, Mr. Glass.

At Pimlico, G. Rawlinson, esq. master cook to the King. He had been in the royal service nearly half a century.

At Datchet, Mrs. Haydock, relict of James H. esq.

July 8. At Ickleford, Herts, aged 13, Heury, third son of Rev. Jeremiah Owen. He suffered a long and painful illness with the most uniform and exemplary patience, and resignation to the divine will; and

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having fled for refuge to Jesus Christ, as the only hope set before him in the Gospel, he waited for, and was supported in, the decisive hour.

After a long illness, Matilda, youngest daughter of Sir Edmund Cradock Hartopp, bart. of Four Oaks Hall, Warwickshire. Her remains were deposited in the family vault at Aston Flamvile, near Hinckley, on the 15th.

July 9. At his chambers in Mitre Court Buildings, in his 68th year, John Warre, esq. barrister-at-law, one of the senior benchers of the Inner Temple. His remains were deposited on the 16th in the Temple Church, attended by such of the benchers as were in residence. Having no very near relations, he has bequeathed the whole of his property to a Valet and his Niece, who had both for several years been kindly attentive to his many and increasing infirmities.

In Great Alie street, after an illness of 14 hours, aged 42, Abraham Goldsmid, esq. son of Geo. G. esq. He has left a widow and six children.

At Dover, suddenly, whilst sitting on a bench near the harbour, as customary, Captain J. Andrews, late of the Nimble, Custom-house cutter.

July 10. In her 13th year, the eldest daughter of Jas. Perry, esq. of the Morning Chronicle Office, Strand.

At Welling, Kent, Mrs. Margaret Macdonald, relict of the late Mr. John M. of Old Cavendish-street.

At her mother's house, Dudley, in the prime of life, Maria Wright, wife of Rev. Robert Crocket, of Fordhall, Salop. She possessed the most genuine piety, combined with the most amiable manners and unblemished conduct.

At the Woodhouses, in his 80th year, Rev. Thos. Shaw Hellier, M. A. curate of St. John's Chapel, Wolverhampton, of Calverley, Salop, and of Tipton.

Found dead in his bed, having retired in good health, Mr. Winter, baker, of Long Crendon, Bucks.

At Dundalk, Ireland, in his 23d year, the Hon. J. Bligh Jocelyn, second son of the Earl of Roden, and a Lieutenant in the Royal Navy.

July 11. At Shooter's hill, in her 82d year, Mrs. Dinah Loggon.

Aged 62, Mrs. Moy Thomas, of Walbrook.

At Knightsbridge, Mrs. Anne Tillett, relict of Mr. W. T. formerly sugar-baker, Thames-street.

At Whitchurch, Oxon, after a short illness, deeply regretted, Rev. George Coventry Lichfield, M. A. fellow of King's College, Cambridge.

At Coventry, whilst visiting a patient, in his 75th year, David Rattray, M. D. The publick will deeply lament the loss of this truly valuable and useful character,

who for more than fifty years has exer cised an extensive and successful practice in that city and its vicinity; and who has thus suddenly terminated an active and honourable career to the unspeakable regret of his numerous family and friends.

Jessie Aspasia, the wife of F. W. Campbell, esq. of Barbreck, N. B. and of Woodland, Surrey. She was daughter of the late W. T. Caulfield, esq. by Jessie, daughter of James, third lord of Ruthven. The patience and mildness with which she endured a very long and painful illness, brought on by a succession of anxieties, excited the admiration of all who beheld her. Through life she possessed and prac tised every virtue that can adorn a wife, a relation, or a friend.

Dr. O'Connor, upwards of 40 years vi car of Castlenock.

July 12. At her son's, Tavistock street,
Bedford-square, aged 70, Mrs. Dive.
At Chiswick, in his 82d year, John Har-
wood, esq.

At Kennington-place, Vauxhall, in his 65th year, Wm. Marriott, esq. late of His Majesty's Customs.

At Forest-hill, near Peckham, William Scott, esq. of East Blair, co. Fife.

Dropped down, and instantly expired in company with his sisters, whilst running after a friend in a field near Copenhagenhouse, aged about 18, Mr. David Leighton, son of a respectable family.

At Dulwich, in his 62d year, Thomas Griffith, esq.

At Halsteads, near Settle, Yorkshire, in her 91st year, Mrs. Foxcroft, relict of the late Edward F. esq.

July 13. In New-street, Spring-gardens, after a short illness, in his 20th year, William Henry, eldest son of Wm. Manning, esq. M. P. Governor of the Bank.

In Southampton-street, Covent-garden, Capt. Young, of the army. It is supposed he threw himself out of the window whilst asleep. Capt. Young was an American. The Jury, after the testimony of several witnesses, returned a verdict, That he came by his death by throwing himself out of window in a fit of insanity.

At the house of her son-in-law, Mr. Chater, Upper Thames-street, advanced in years, Mrs. Cunningham, relict of Capt. C. formerly of the East India Company's military service.

Dropped down, and instantly expired, whilst removing some boys who were gaming, W. Onslow, one of the keepers of Hyde-park.

Mrs. Kettlewell, of Clapham-common. At Woodford, in her 80th year, Mrs, Pearce, widow of the late Nicholas P. esq. At Eastbourn, Mrs. Mortimer, relict of the late Charles Smith M. esq.

At Henley-on-Thames, in his 70th year, Peter Beuzeville, esq.

At Salisbury, Mrs, Chester, widow of


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