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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.
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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.
14. At Clay Hall, near Windsor, Mrs. James Lindsay, wife of Captain Lindsay, Grenadier Guards, aged 23.
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24. James Towers, Esq. Professor of Midwifery in the University of Glasgow.
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Lately. At Paris, Count Volney, a Member of the late Senate, a Peer of France, and Member of the French Academy.
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WILLIAM & RICHARDSON, Esq. of the University of Glasgow, and author Croy, late Professors of Humanity in of several esteemed works in the departments 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 intellectual improvement, was possessed of superior talent and information, or which the sermons in MS. left by him furnish decided proofs. For one sermons, against popery, which he preached in the College church in
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• This sketch is taken, with little variation, from a periodical work which, under the name of The Student, was published in Glasgow a few years ago. The facts, we are assured by the author, are from the most authentic sources, and we have a satisfaction in inserting it in our Journal, as we do not find an account of Mr Richardson's life in any carlier Number of the Scots Magazine. His name is too considerable an one to be passed over, in a work that has more especially in view the literature of Scotland, and it cannot but be agreeably and grate fully associated with the early recollections of many of our readers, no less than with
Glasgow, he received a present of a Bible from some Protestant Association in Dublin, expressive of their sense of the ability and courage which he on that occasion exhibited.
The subject of this memoir was, that time successfully at an early age, put to the paroof his native village, at Mr Joseph Balfour, for whom Mr taught by 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 furniture, a few verses of some merit, which delighted his preceptor, and in the neighbourhood. procured him considerable applause
After completing his initiatory instructions in the English aud Latin languages, and acquiring some knowledge of Greek, he was
ber 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 notice, and procured the approbation, of those eminent men. Some poems, which he wrote at this time, and afterwards when he was studying philosophy, served to gain him additional reputation and applause. These
to the charge of superintending the education of the present Lord Cathcart and his brother, then about to go to England, his designs as to the church were given up for the time, and never afterwards accomplished. These young noblemen he accompa
effusions were on such subjects as Spring and the First of May, a day on which the students gathered flowers for the fire-places in the College, and, though not prescribed by the Professors, were occasionally read by them to their pupils. Dr Moor was highly pleased with one of those performan-nied to Eton, where he remained for 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.
In this way Mr Richardson recommended 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 celebrated printers, Messrs Foulis, also Pwere useful to him in various ways while he attended College; and their acquaintance, accidentally acquired by Mr Richardson happening one evening in their sale-room to bid very keenly for a copy of Marcus Antoninus, 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 the had finished the usual bcourse of languages and philosophy, and had taken the degree of Master of JE 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
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.
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.com de
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.
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