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There is no affectation of attitude or slept, in a bed ; 68 were the children drapery, but the essential looks sadly of convicts; 125 had step-mothers, to yet brightly through the human. Their whom might be traced much of the grief is not
lachrymose: it is the grief misery that drove them to the commisof spirits. On the left hand of the spec- sion of crime; and 306 had lost either tator is Genius, with his old funeral one or both parents. The average atemblem, the reversed torch : climbing tendance in the Ragged Schools last the steps to the right are, in rich combi- year was 4000. If to that number were nation, Literature and Science. These applied the same relative proportion of are the mourners at this tomb, as they calculation, these results would follow. have been the hired mourners at so It would be seen that amongst the 4000 many others. But all that is foreign or there were 400 who confessed that they meretricious about their look or office had been often in prison ; 660 lived by is here gone. The figures seem as if begging; 178 were the children of conthey were rightly here--the proper spi- victs; and 800 had lost either one or rits grieving at this eternal door. The both parents. more they are looked at, the more they resolve into the essences which they
Oldbury Lecture. embody. The perfect simplicity of their presentment is full of pathos. The day, Sept. 12, the religious service was
At this anniversary meeting, on Tues. scroll is in the hands of Literature, and introduced by the Rev. Samuel Bache, that of Science rests upon her wheel; who read a portion of the Scriptures but these things are scarcely seen seen only at last—and not wanted as ed, severally, by the Rev. John Palmer
and prayed. The sermons were preachinterpreters. The whole is greatly and and the Rev. James Cranbrook; the beautifully monumental. Over the doorway of the tomb, the keystone, enriched former taking as his subject (Is, ii
. 2by a coiling serpent (the old emblem 4), “ the predicted improvement of hu
man affairs shewn to be in accordance of eternity), assists to support the cor- with the Divine perfections, and with nice, from which rise a rusticated pedi- Man's constitution and history;" the ment and pedestal. On the latter is latter (John vii. 48, 49), "Nonconfor, placed a colossal bust of the deceased mity to State Churches justified and Lord; and on either side of the tomb
recommended.” are bassi relievi representing severally Charity and Justice. The monument at the next anniversary [D.V.) are the
It was understood that the preachers is twenty feet high, eleven feet six Rev. Alexander Paterson and the Rev. inches wide, and has six feet of pro- Thomas Bowring. jection from the wall. The architectural portions are of Sicilian marble.
REMOVAL OF MINISTERS. It will be placed, we understand, to the left of the west door of Westmin- STANLEY, who has been minister of this
Huddersfield. - The Rev. Geo. Heap ster Abbey."
congregation from its formation in April Juvenile Vagrancy. In his speech, in 1846, has signified his intention of rethe House of Commons, on the state of tiring at Christmas next, before which the juvenile poor, Lord Ashley stated, time the congregation are desirous of that on the books of certain Ragged meeting with a suitable successor, in Schools from which he had obtained order that the movement so promisingly returns, there appeared 2345 names, but commenced in that town may be crown
Letters the average attendance was 1600. "Six. ed with permanent success. teen hundred young persons on an ave may be addressed to Mr. Wm. Hornrage attended the schools. How were
blower, Huddersfield. they brought up? 162 of them, one- The Unitarian congregation at King's tenth of the whole, confessed that they Lynn are in want of a minister, in conhad been frequently in prison ; 116 had sequence of the resignation of the Rev. run away from home; 170 of them slept W. MOUNTFORD, which took place at in lodging-houses, which were the nests Michaelmas. of every thing the human mind could conceive of abominable; 253 avowed * Much of the preacher's argument that they lived altogether by begging; was referable to the massacre at Paris, 216 had no shoes or stockings ; 280 had Aug. 24, 1572, and to the Act of Unino caps, hats or bonnets; ioí had no formity, August 24, 1662; and those body linen ; 249 never slept, or had no events had, avowedly, suggested to him recollection of having ever in their lives the topic of his discourse.
1847. Dec. 24, at Shelton, Stafford. The name of Dr. Priestley's residence shire, Isaac WHITEHOUSE, aged 71 was Fairhill, situated nearly two miles years.
The deceased was a worthy from Birmingham. His laboratory was but poor man, who got his living for a very complete one. He used to do many years as a gas-fitter. The dele- any light iron work on his own anvil ; terious effects of this occupation, in heavier articles he had forged in Birwhich lead and its preparations are mingham. He had a printed catalogue much used, ultimately shortened his of his own writings, à copy of which days. His history, not otherwise re- he gave to Whitehouse. The Dr. commarkable, may probably obtain a brief posed in a short-hand, and a Mr. Birnotice for him in the Christian Reformer, tles, a writer in an attorney's office, from the circumstance that he resided used to come occasionally to copy this with Dr. Priestley as a servant boy at out in long-hand, after the Dr. had the time of the wicked riots of 1791. read the short-hand to him. Sometimes On different occasions he has conversed Mr. Birtles would stay writing for a with the writer of these lines, and com- fortnight, and sleep at Fairhill. When municated circumstances respecting his the short-hand MSS. were done with, revered master, whom he honoured being written upon on one side only, even to his old age, impressively say, the Dr. would give them to Whitehouse ing of him, that he should never live to use in writing upon the other side. to see such another man.' Notes of The Dr. was very kind to Whitehouse; these conversations were committed to he desired his son William to teach him paper at the time. And, although some to write, arithmetic, and the use of the pieces of information which clung so globes. He gave him a pair of globes, long to the relator's memory may having himself got a new pair, with appear trifling in themselves, still, to Capt. Cook's tracks marked on them. the admirers of Dr. Priestley, White. These Whitehouse kept in his bedhouse's disconnected recollections may room, with many books and maps of not prove wholly unacceptable. Palestine, &c., the Dr, likewise gave
Isaac Whitehouse was born at Cose- him; but the rioters destroyed all, ley Old Mill, in the parish of Sedgeley, throwing the globes out of the window. Staffordshire, April 20th, 1776. Pre- Indeed, Whitehouse's bed-room was viously to his going to live with Dr. more like a library, the walls being Priestley, he was for a short time in covered with Dr. Priestley's books. the Messrs. Russells' warehouse in The Dr. also gave him permission to Paradise Street, Birmingham, when he read any book in his library, making boarded and lodged with Mr. Gibson, only this condition, that he carefully superintendent of their establishment, put the book back again into its place who lived in a house adjoining the when he had done with it. Whitehouse warehouse. When at Messrs. Russells' read many volumes on this kind perwarehouse there was another person mission. The Dr.'s son Joseph was there the name of Whitehouse, who with his mother's brother, Mr. Wilkinafterwards became a Unitarian minis- son, at Bradeley iron-works. There ter. It must have been in his four- were two women servants kept in the teenth year that he went to live with house besides Whitehouse. The Dr. Dr. Priestley, for he continued with did not keep a horse. He generally him nearly two years,—till the riots in walked to town, and had a hackney July, 1791. His duties were to wait carriage when Mrs. Priestley went with on the Dr., to assist him in his labora- him. The Dr. went twice to London tory, and to go on errands, such as each suminer Whitehouse was with him. carrying the proof-sheets of the various He rose early, particularly in summer, works published by
Dr. Priestley during often at five o'clock, and went to bed his residence in Birmingham to and at ten. There were family prayers in from the printers,-principally to Mr. an evening at nine o'clock, and freHarris's, Birmingham Gazette Office.* quently in a morning. The Dr. had a
little bit of an impediment in his speech,
which you might discover when he was Whitehouse used to take a proof in a great hurry in speaking. He was to the printer's most days, and gene- never idle for five minutes at a time, rally twice a day.
but engaged in reading, or some other way. When reading, he always had a the grass-plot at the front of the house; pencil in his hand, with which he made the rioters heaped the Dr.'s books notes in the margin of the book. The around this, and set them on fire. Dr. kept a good deal of company, and Most of the mischief was done by many persons of all religious denomi- youths between boys and men. Whitenations about Birmingham visited him. house saved a telescope about six feet Mr. Berrington, the Catholic of Barr, long, and a very powerful burning lens, used frequently to call to see him, and so powerful that it would melt a brick. many other Catholics. He was par- He carried them to a labourer's house ticularly friendly with Mr. J. Proud, in the fields till a period of safety. The the Swedenborgian minister of the Birmingham authorities did not interTemple, and was accustomed to lend fere to put a stop to the work of dehim books, which Whitehouse con- struction. Mr. Russell carried inforveyed backwards and forwards. The mation to London, and letters were Dr. had a catalogue of his library, with sent from thence to Nottingham for references to the shelves, as well as the soldiers to proceed to the spot. As numbers on the books. The Dr. had soon as the rioters heard that soldiers three sons, Joseph, William, who was were coming, they collected in groups short-sighted and wore spectacles, and of five or six, and skulked off across Henry,
the fields. The rioting continued for Mrs. Priestley was a very industrious three or four days, during which Whitewoman, never at rest except when she house remained on the spot. was asleep. She used to assist in all At the time of Dr. Priestley's going household duties except washing, and to America, Whitehouse received a always made pastry herself. She fre- present of three guineas from Mrs. quently came to direct and assist White- Priestley. She also came down to Mr. house in the garden in weeding and Wood's, the Unitarian minister, when planting. She managed all pecuniary she called upon his mother to inquire matters, and if the Dr. was going out, whether she would allow him to go he used to ask her for money, On with them. He, however, had been Sundays he stayed in Birmingham to put apprentice to a shoemaker, and his dine,
mother would not consent to his going When the rioters came to Fairhill, to America, which he always regretted there was much difficulty in persuad- since. People thought as much of ing Mrs. Priestley to get into a coach going to America then, as we do of to go away; her friends were almost going to Australia now. Whitehouse's obliged to use force. The rioters broke father was the owner of the windmill all the glass apparatus in the labora- at which he was born, and likewise of tory--retorts, alembics, carboys, &c.- a bit of land. He had twelve children. and there was a cart-body full of broken Whitehouse subsequently lived at glass on the floor. They found some Warwick, where he frequently saw Dr. wine in the cellar-rạisin wine, made Parr. It was Dr. Parr's custom, when by Mrs. Priestley, who used to prepare riding out, to get his servant to ride many sweet wines. They broke off the before, instead of behind him, having necks of the bottles and drank the once been attacked by a bull. wine, frequently getting their lips cut Isaac Whitehouse has left a poor and in the struggle and contention that was infirm widow, with whom he had been going on. One man was ascending united nearly fifty years. through the cellar window, with a bot
J. B. D. tle of wine in each hand and a bread loaf under his arm, when some of the It is with feelings of deep sorrow that rioters who had got upon the roof of we record the decease of Mr. RUSSELL the house were pushing the coping- Scott Taylor, the proprietor of the stones off the parapet. One of these Manchester Guardian. This melancholy stones fell upon the man's head, struck event took place in the night of Sepa portion of one side and broke his tember 15, at his residence, the Laurels, arm; he died in a few minutes. They Pendleton, near Manchester. By his had much difficulty in getting lights to premature decease in the 24th year of set things on fire. They tried by rub- his age, in addition to the irreparable bing phosphorus upon the floors. At bereavement to his family, society has length they got a candle and set fire to lost an able and public-spirited man, the house in different parts. It burnt whose principles were pure, whose wisas long as it would, not one attempting dom was far beyond his years, and the to put it out. There was a sun-dial on Unitarian denomination has been de
prived of one whose attainments and remarkable, even at a very early age, dispositions gave promise of much use- for a sound judgment and a well-bafulness, and whose well-directed libe- lanced mind, which estimated every rality was never denied to deserving species of knowledge according to the
He was the eldest son of the ends which it was calculated to sublate John Edward Taylor, Esq., of serve, and gave to every pursuit its due Manchester, and grandson of the Rev. weight and importance. In him the Russell Scott, of Portsmouth. The judgment and the reasoning powers moral and religious principles which he were as fully developed at twenty-one inherited were his guidance and delight. years of age, as in most men at thirty Brief as his course has been, his friends or thirty-five; and with this early maare consoled by the reflection, that it turity of judgment, he combined a dewas as happy and useful as it was vir- gree of prudence and forethought rarely tuous. His death excited throughout acquired without a long acquaintance the city and neighbourhood of Man- with the world. In these respects, he chester the deepest regret. The tribute greatly resembled his father, who, as to his memory which we subjoin ap- some few of our readers will probably peared in the Manchester Guardian the remember, was not only conspicuous day following the funeral.
as a public man, but enjoyed the full " It is now less than five years since confidence of an important and influen. we had the melancholy duty of an- tial portion of his fellow-townsmen benouncing
the death of the late Mr. John fore the expiration of his minority. Edward Taylor, the founder, proprietor “Nor were the moral qualities of Mr. and principal editor of this journal; Russell Taylor less remarkable than his and we have now the still more afflict- intellect and his judgment. From a ing task of recording the death, at the very early period in his life, he evinced early age of 23 years, of his eldest son, the most sincere and active benevolence, Mr. Russell Scott Taylor, who had suc- which displayed itself in his efforts for ceeded to the duties and responsibilities, the promotion of education, and of every and who was, in every respect, the in- plan for ameliorating the condition of heritor of the talents and virtues of his the poorer classes of his neighbours. deceased parent. The present is the At an age when most young men are more grievous bereavement, because, solely or principally intent upon amusealthough Mr. John Edward Taylor, at ment, he was labouring earnestly, and the time of his death, had not reached to the full extent of the opportunities a very advanced age, yet, measuring afforded him, to promote the well-being his existence by the extent and utility of his fellow-creatures. He was not of his public and private labours, rather only a zealous and ardent friend and than by lapse of time, he might be said promoter of education, but was remarkto have lived a long life, and to have able for his kind, yet careful and disgone down to the grave, if not full of criminating, private charity, and was years, at all events with the honour of ever ready with his personal services, having rendered much good service
to or his purse, to promote any sound and the community in which he lived. His judicious scheme of benevolence. son, on the other hand, has been sud.. “In temper and disposition, Mr. denly cut off in the prime of his youth, Russell Taylor was remarkably amiable and when he had had just sufficient and engaging. With great firmness of time to manifest the possession of those character, which was, perhaps, the nemental and moral qualities which pro- cessary result of sound judgment and mised a life of great public and private exemplary prudence, he combined great usefulness, but before he had enjoyed modesty, purity of mind and delicacy any extended opportunities for their of feeling, and was so uniformly gentle practical employment.
and courteous in his personal deport“Mr. R. Š. Taylor was born on the ment, that he never gave pain or offence, 22nd of February, 1825, and received even to the most sensitive mind, by his his education partly in private schools, mode of refusing a request, or by the partly in the Manchester College, and expression of a difference of opinion. lastly, at the London University, where Indeed, we never heard of his having, he took the degree of B.A. Though at any period of his life, provoked an not remarkable for the extent of his enmity, however slight; and we beacquirements in any one department lieve he had the good fortune to retain, of learning, Mr. Taylor made a very perfectly unimpaired, to the last day of respectable progress in all the usual his life, every friendship which he once branches of study; but he was most succeeded in acquiring.
“Gifted with these qualities of intel- Aug. 13, at Reading, Berks, Mrs. lect and disposition, and placed in an Millicent Eaton, in the 66th year of advantageous position for their bene- her age. ficial exercise, Mr. Russell Taylor appeared to have before him a career Aug. 15, aged nine months, Magy, highly creditable to himself, and of great daughter of S. D. DARBISHIRE, Esq., of utility to his fellow-creatures. But, Greenheys, Manchester. alas ! mental endowments are sometimes gained at the expense of physical Aug. 16, at her house, Falkner Street, strength. An unusually early maturity Liverpool, Mrs. WOODHOUSE CROMPTOX. of the intellect and the judgment is almost incompatible with a very robust Aug. 29, at West Kirby, Cheshire, frame; and, although Mr. Taylor en- John D. THORNELY, Esq., of Liverpool. joyed general good health, those who knew him best
were but too well aware Sept. 13, aged 10 years, MARGARET, that his organization was comparatively younger daughter of the late Nathan feeble and delicate. When attacked, GASKELL, Esq., Ox House, Heys, Upas he was early last week, by typhus holland, near Wigan. She was a child fever, of the most malignant type, he of great promise, and possessed an amirapidly sunk under its virulence, after able disposition. a confinement to the house of four days only.
Sept. 15, at her residence, Ravens. • At the time of his death, Mr. Taylor worth Terrace, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, had been married about thirteen months, Miss Mary RANKIN, daughter of the and he leaves a widow and an infant late Robert Rankin, Esq., merehant, of daughter."
that town, June 1, aged 71, Mr. DRAYTON, of
Sept. 19, in the 50th year of her age, Leicester.
ELIZABETH, wife of Mr. R. T. GRUNDY,
solicitor, Bury. June 2, at his house, Hinckley, Leicestershire, of consumption, Mr.
Lately, Mrs. SARAH FLOWER ADAMS, Estlin, son of the late Mr. Jas. Estlin, younger daughter of the late Mr. Ben. of the same place, leaving a widow and jamin Flower, the well-known political five children to deplore his loss.
writer and printer. The Atheneum,
in announcing with regret her death, July 15, at Brakenthwaite, near Cock- speaks of her * as known to the readers ermouth, after an illness of eleven drama entitled "Vivia Perpetua," and
of our contemporary poetry by her months, Jane, eldest daughter of the adds, “In a day when so many voices late Mr. John Wood, of Shacklewell.
challenge the world's ear, it is not sur
prising that an utterance as delicate as Aug. 1, after a very short but painful hers should have found but delicate illness, SAMUEL JOB WRIGHT, Esq., of reponses. But many who were gratethe Limes, near Derby, in the 53rd year ful for its music then, will mourn over
its silence now."
of his age.
MARRIAGES. 1848. Sept. 16, at St. Saviourgate cha- wich, to SARAH, only daughter of the pel, York, by Rev. H. V. Palmer, Mr. late John STEVENSON, Esq. WILLIAM WHEATLEY to Miss EMILY Mary Fox, both of York.
Sept. 20, at the Old chapel, Ipswich, Sept. 18, at the Unitarian chapel, by Rev. T. F. Thomas, Mr. WILLIAM Cheltenham, by Rev. H. Solly, Mr.
CANHAM to Miss EMILINE LUCY SCOPES. JAMES ALEXANDER, of Birmingham, to Miss SELINA HEYWARD, of Cheltenham. Sept. 21, at George's meeting, Exe
ter, by Rev. Thomas Hincks, Mr. Exos Sept. 19, at the New Gravel-Pit cha- Wilson to EMMA Azile, eldest daughpel, Hackney, by Rev. John Boucher, ter of Mr. Thomas MURCH, of Wonford, G. S. KENRICK, Esq., of West Brom- near Exeter.