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on which occasion he was knighted. He was advanced to the dignity of Baron Gwydir, County Caernarvon, May 28, 1796. He is succeeded in his titles and estates by his eldest son, Peter Robert Drummond, now Lord Gwydir, who was married, in November 1807, to Clementina, sole heiress to the late Lord Perth, in consequence of which he assumed the prefix of Drummond to the family name of Burrell.

30. At Redpath, Mrs Neill, aged 81.

At Dunbar, in the 74th year of his age, Mr John Goudie, late manufacturer in Glasgow.

At Edinburgh, Mr William Griffith, umbrella manufacturer, in his 56th year. July 2.At Barrock House, Caithness, John Sinclair, Esq. of Barrock.

At Brechin, Mr James Morris, bookseller there.

3. In London, the Right Hon. John Earl of Strathmore.

4. At his seat at Fulham, the Right Hon. Thomas Lord Viscount Ranelagh.

13. At London, John Anderson, Esq. of Fermoy, in the County of Cork.

At his Palace in Chelsea, after a long illness and general decay of nature, the Hon. Brownlow North, D.C.L. Lord Bishop of Winchester, Prelate of the Order of the Garter, Provincial Sub-Dean of Canterbury, and Visitor of Magdalane, New, Trinity, St John's, and Corpus Colleges, Oxford, F.A. and L.S. His Lordship was aged 79, having been nearly 40 years Bishop of that Diocese.

At Crombie Point, near Torryburn, Mrs Mary Ogilvie, widow of the late James Anderson, Esq. Supervisor of Excise, Greenock.

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16. At Beith, William Fleming, Esq. writer.

17. Mr Matthew Park, builder in Glasgow.

20. At Montrose, Mrs Elizabeth Stra ton, daughter of the deceased John Straton, Esq. of Lauriston, in the 86th year of her age.

At Inverness, Mrs Susanna Macalister, wife of Norman Macdonald, Esq. Scalpa.

At Edinburgh, in the 83d year of her age, Miss Graham, only remaining daughter of the deceased James Graham of Balquhapple, Esq.

21. At Portobello, John Macintosh, Esq. late Accountant of the Royal Bank.

24. James Towers, Esq. Professor of Midwifery in the University of Glasgow.

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An Account of the Life, Writings, and
Character of William Richardson,
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On the Connection between Poetry and
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Remarks on Hunt's Translation of Tas-
Journal of a Visit to Holland. Letter

218 Greek Prize Poem; one, of four, that obtained Prizes last Session in the University of Edinburgh.............222 Extracts of Letters from Buenos Ayres. .223 Remarks on the Memoirs of Richard

Lovel Edgeworth, Esq...226 Dialogues on Natural and Revealed

Religion 228 Account of Mr Fraser's Journey through the Himala Mountains, and to the Sources of the Jumna and Ganges.....236

The Bystander. No. VI...~245 Remarks on "The Abbot".............248


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Croy, late Professors of Humanity in
the University of Glasgow, and author
of several esteemed works in the de-
partments of poetry and criticism, was
born at Aberfoyle, Stirlingshire, about
the year 1744. He was the only
child of the Rev. James Richardson,
minister of that parish, and of Jane
Burrel, a native of Northumberland.
His father, though necessarily much
excluded from the sources of intellec-
tual improvement, was possessed of
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AN ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE, WRIT- Glasgow, he received a present of a
INGS, AND CHARACTER OF WIL- Bible from some Protestant Associa-
LIAM RICHARDSON, ESQ. LATE PRO- tion in Dublin, expressive of their
FESSOR OF HUMANITY IN THE UNI- sense of the ability and courage which
he on that occasion exhibited.

The subject of this memoir was,
chial school of his native village, at
at an early age, put to the paro
that time successfully taught by
Mr Joseph Balfour, for whom Mr
Richardson ever entertained feelings
of grateful regard. It is related of
him, that, even at this period of his
life, he gave evidence of a poetical
turn, having written one day, with
a bit of chalk, on his master's fur-
niture, a few verses of some merit,
which delighted his preceptor, and
in the neighbourhood.
procured him considerable applause



After, completing his initiatory inLatin ns in the English languages, and acquiring some knowledge of Greek, he was sent to Glasgow, and matriculated in the University there, on the 15th November 1757, having then entered in the fourteenth year of his age. Here his assiduous application to the study of Latin and Greek, under the care of Professors Muirhead and Moor, his rapid proficiency in classical learning, and the evidences which he gave of superior taste, soon attracted the nothose eminent men. tice, and procured the approbation, of Some poems, which he wrote at this time, and afterwards when he wa was studying philosophy, y, served to gain him additional reputation and applause. These

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ces, and, if we may judge from the following very elegant tribute to the -merits of Mr Richardson, held in no inconsiderable estimation his general proficiency and talents.

effusions were on such subjects was to the charge of superintending the Spring and the First of May, a day education of the present Lord Cathon which the students gathered flowers cart and his brother, then about to go for the fire-places in the College, and, to England, his designs as to the though not prescribed by the Profes- church were given up for the time, assors, were occasionally read by them and never afterwards accomplished. to their pupils. Dr Moor was highly These young noblemen he accompapleased with one of those performan-nied to Eton, where he remained for two or three years, being distinguished at that place, in the capacity of private tutor, by classical erudition and elegant accomplishments. When in England, he had the honour of being frequently invited to the table of the illustrious Lord Chatham, who paid him much attention.




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ois In this way Mr Richardson recomsamended himself to the notice of the Professors, and particularly to the late ytvenerable Principal Leechman, who became his early patron and friend, and who procured for him the situation of private tutor in the family of Cunningham of Craigends. The ceJebrated printers, Messrs Foulis, also Powere useful to him in various ways while he attended College; and their 1 acquaintance, accidentally acquired by Mr Richardson happening one evening in their sale-room to bid very To keenly for a copy of Marcus AntonMinus, was soon improved into a friendship which was cemented by similarity of pursuit, and which was terminated only by the death of one of -the parties. 12 When he had finished the usual becourse of languages and philosophy, roland had taken the degree of Master of

Arts, Mr Richardson began the study of theology, intending to be a clergyIman. With this view, he attended the lectures of Dr Trail for nearly three sessions, and is said to have made considerable progress in divinity. But at the end of this period, being recommended by Dr Leechman

In the year 1768, Lord Cathcart, father of the present nobleman of that name, was appointed ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Empress of Russia, and accordingly, in the August of that year, he went to St Petersburgh, accompanied by his family and their tutor. As they resided four years in that capital, Mr Richardson must have enjoyed admirable opportunities of enlarging his knowledge of the world, at the same time that he could prosecute, with eminent advantages, his private studies. Having easy and frequent access to the society of the learned, to the circles of fashion, and to the means of becoming acquainted with the customs and politics of the nation, he must have both added to his information, and cultivated his manners and taste; and that such were the effects of his stay in Russia, was sufficiently shewn by the improvement, observable at his return, both in his mind and in his deportment.zvoda




Mr Richardson filled the important office of private secretary to Lord Cathcart, as well as that of tutor in his Lordship's family. But these situations not entitling him to admission into the court circles, he was under the necessity of procuring from the Empress a special appointment to the military rank of a Major in the Russian service.

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While in Russia, he carried on a correspondence with his literary friends in Glasgow. That part of it which passed between his class-fellow, Professor Arthur, and himself, was afterwards published in the shape of Essays, in a small work to which they contributed, in order to promote certain designs of the publisher, Mr


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