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600 Account of the lite Lord Collingieood. (July 1, ferent officers. Lord Howe, indeed, fully sen- may escape, and yet without the home of his sible of the superior merit of Captain Colling- coming tv action, can only be undcritood by wood, used every means of conciliation in his those who have spent some time aboard shir power; but Collingwood inflexibly resisted in such service. In 1805, however, Admiral the subsequently preferred honour or a medal, Collingwool was called upon to exercise his and however men may think him somewhat talents in the blockade of Cadiz, with only too " jealous of honour" in the first place, it four ships, with which he had to deceive the is impossibie not to admire the spirit which enemy, and impress them with an idea that dictated his refusal, when he declared that he he had a powerful fleet. This delusioa be or could never condescend to wear that dis- efected with tre happiest resuls, by means tinction (the medal) of which he was not of well-conceived signals from two ships off deemed worthy by bis commander-in-chief; the harbour to thouthers at a greater distance. and that he would wait till he should bave The arrival of Nelson relieved him from the done something that might entitle him to the arduous task of watching a fleet of thirty-four hunour of wearing it." The battles of St. ships of the line with only for, and prepared Vincent and Tratalgar have since proclaimed the way for the glorious, but melancholy, bathis mesit! Captain Collingwood was appoiito tle of Tratalgar, in which twenty-seven ed to the Excellent, after Lord Howe's victory, British were oppused to thirty-three French and went with Lod Hood to Toulon. From and Spanish ships. The particulars of this that station he joined Admiral Jervis, and engagement are yet too deeply engravea in following the manæuvres of his tried friend the minds of the public to require repetition Commodore Nelson, these two commanders, bere. Lord Collingwood led the vas in the with the ill-fated Troubridge, contributed to attack, and Nelson exclaimed : “ Look at accomplish one of the most signal victories that noble fellow.! Observe the style in of Cape St. Vincent ever recorded in the which he carries his ship into action !” Col. annals of naval wur. The English consisted lingwoud, enjoying the honour of his site. of ij ships, the Spanisii of 27; the furmeration, with equal spirit said to his captain, had only 1932 guns, the latter 9308; and, “ What would Nelson give to be is our notwithstanding ihis inferiority, four of the situation!" The loss of the Royal Sovereiga, enemy's ships were captured, two by Nelson, Admiral Collingwood, in this action, was 5 and two by Collingwood; the San Josef 119, officers, 29 seamen, and 19 marines, killed; and San Nicolas 30, struck tu Nelson; and 8 officers, 70 seamen, and 10 marines, woundthe Salvador del Mundo 112, and the San ed: in all 141. Of nineteen vessels that Isidro 74, 1o Collingwood. The prodigies of struck, only three Spanish and one French 7+ va.our displayed by Nelson and Collingwood were sent to Gibraltar; all the others beinz on this extraordinary occasion, are well de- either burnt, sunk, or run on shure. The picted by the former at a perilous moncnt of humanity and piety of Lord Collingwood the engagement. “The Salvador del Mundo, after this battle, were not less conspicuous and the San Isidro,” said his Loudship, than they were in Nelson; and in his letter " dropped astern, and were fired into in a to the Admira:ty, detailing the particulars of masterly style by the Excellent, Captain Colc the action, he laments the fall of the com. lingwood, who compe:led the San Isidro to mander-in chief with great feeling. “My beist english colours; and I thought the large leart (said he) is rent with the most poiga ship Salvador had struck; but Captain Col. nant grief for the death of a friend, to webom, Jingwoud, disdaining ibe parade of raking posses. by many years intimacy, and a perfect kooss sion of a vinguisked enemy, most gallantly push. ledge of the virtues of his mind, which in. ed up with every sail set to save his old friend spired ideas superior to the common race of and messmare, who was to appearionce in a men, I was bound by the strongest ties of crippled state. Yet even in this, as in the affection; a grief to which even the glorious preceding action, Collingwood was destined occasion on which he teil does not bring that to suffer the mortification of not receiving consolation which perhaps it ouglit." The the verhal hononis of the Gazette. It was merit of this official dispatch struck his nut the fortune of Collingwood, although Majesty, who observed, that "Collingwood's anxiously desired by both, to accompany bis
was an excellent letter." The last fact we friend co fresh victories at the Nile, and he shall notice, was the Admiral's humanity semained in the painful office of blockading after the action, to the uniortunate prisoners the enemy's ports till 1799, when he was in shattered vessels, and exposed to a uemen. made Rear-Admiral of the White, and in dous stow m. Lord Collingwood's proposal to 1801 Rear-Admiral of the Red. In May the Governor of Cadiz to receive them into 1809 he returned to Spithead, and proceeded hospitals, was most gratefully received; and to bis family and friends in Northumberlard. the Spanish people, in a spontaneous burst of But the period of domestic enjoyment was enthusiastic admiration of the English, ale again very short; and in April 1804 he was though their enemies, sest every assistance made Vice-Admiral of the Blue, and resumed to the English feet, in wines, fruit, and tethe blockade of Brest with Admiral Corno freshments, to comfort the wounded and sick. wallis. The very irksome life of ah indolent The well-merited eulogiums which have been blockade, always apprehensive that the enemy pronounced on Lord Cullingwood's professional
y talents are sufficiently known. By Lord at an age which scemed to promise a poolonga,
Hood it was observed, that “he only wanted tion of then for many years ]
who well knew how to estimate his numerous
Buccessfully as I ever have done faithfully, which happily revolted equally from extreme
natural diffidence and unassuming character founded upon the true and unperverted doc.
Moises. His noble title is now extinct; but might keep rudeness or impertinence at a ? che records of his brave achievements and his discance, but which marked the true gentle
personal worth, will be handed down to future man, and evinced a proper self-esteem, and 2
and sublime patriotism. A relation of his adviser; a sound and able advocate. In the O lordship, the late E. Collingwood, esq. left early part of his career at the Bar, he at
him his estate worth about 20001. besides a tracted the peculiar notice and marked atten-
ample fortune. The body of the lamented office of Chancellor, have elevated him to 12 adipiral was brought to England in the Ne. a station where his meric would have shone
reus frigate, and conveyed from Sheerness in more conspicuously, and his talents have been
, the commissioner's yacbe to Greenwich. more diffusely useful. The “ Precedents in the sellere it lay in state for some days in the Chancery," which he edited with considerable
Painted Chimber in the Hospital, and was care and ability, will not permil his name to 1972 then deposited in its final resting place under be entirely forgotten in the profession. It is
the dome of St. Paul's, close by ihe coffin of much to be regretted, that the weakness of vs. Lord Nelson; so that it may with truth be his health, combined with his great aversion
han said, that even in death these heroic friends to all speculative enterprize, deprived his -35. middling stature, but extremely thin, and anú eloquence, joined to great political know141 0* are undivided. Lord Colling wood was of country at large of that learning, judgment,
temperate in his general habits; ate always ledge, which would have done honour to her
the great standards of classical composition, to the bir gency that occurred, to sleep upon his sofa his grammatical acquaintance with the Greek
in a Aannel gown, taking off only his epaules and Latin languages was correct, and his tasta
Account of the late J. C. Walker, Esq. (July 1, which he personally bestowed upon the educa. lady, he suffered it neither to sour the use tion of his son, proved thae he was fully changeable sweetness of his temper, no?! aware of the binding and serious duties imposed relax the' ardous with which he pursueitis upon a parent. The best and only return studies. Though enjoying his teclusion, be which that son can niake to so tender and dear was not deprived of the pleasures of sxkir: a parent is, ever to aci according to the prin. his solitude was enlivened by the occasional ciples of such a father, and to imitate his cor- visits of friends, and his connection with the rect example, buth in his life and in his world of letters was kept up by an exterisire death. ]
epistotary intercourse. The literary trseller [Furber particu'ars of the late Joseph Cooper interrupted his studies to admire the tas'eful Walker, csq. whose death was announced in arrangement of his library, and enjoy the page 513 of our last Number. Mr. W.'s conversation of its elegant owner. 'I bis vamind having taken this early direction, the Juable collection of choice and rare books, study of Italian literature became his favorite
was, in part, the fruit of his travels and repursuit, and to his latest hour continued to be searches, any was enriched hy many contribue his occupation and his solace ; but, though tions from bis learned friends; it was, in truth, thus attached to the literature of Italy, Mr. an honorable monument of the laste ned W. was not regardless ni his native land. At learning of its master. t In that liberality of a period when is is fashionable to be aitoge. sentiinent, and in that polish of manki, ther English, this true patriot felt and avow. which is the natural result of travel, and ed his ardent attachment to, and decided pre- which an education entirely domestic car ference for, the country of his birth. The first seldom supply, as well also as in his literary fruits of his genius were offered on the alcar pursuits, Mr. W. resembled that accomplisto of his country; he devored the esrliest efforts ed nobleman the late earl of Charlemont, of his comprehensive mind to vindicate the whose friendship he enjoyed, whilst living, injured character, and to enlighten the dis. and whose memory he cherished in death; be puted history, v: Ireland. He dwell with de the side of this enlightened patriot he walked light on her wilt romantic seenery; he loved through the fertile fields of Italian literature, the generous, though eccentric, character of and the more thorny paths of controvertet her children: the native language of Ireland, antiquities, until the death of that venerable to his ears, was full of harmony and force, patriot deprived Ireland of her truest friend and the songs of her bases filled his patriotic and brightest ornament. Mr.W. did not loss *oul with rapturous emotion. He was survive; but, after a few years or minglet indeed an Irishman of Ireland's purest times. bodily pain and mental enjoyment, followed As a critic and an antiquarian, Mr. W. was to the grave this associate of his literary le. equally distinguistred : in his masterly deline- bours. Mr. W. was in the 49.h year of hs ation of the revival, progress, and perfection age when he died, and he breathed his La of the Italian drama, ihe muse of Italian tra- sigh in the aims of a brother and sister, why gedy appears with new grace attired in an peculiar sorrow seemed equally to defy con: English dress. As the restorer of this liie. lation and description. $t will gratify toa rary commerce between England and Italy, admirers of Italian literature to learn, almost closed since the time of Milcon, the that Mr. W. has left them a valuable legacy name of Walker will be added to those of in the Lite of Tassoni; which, though with Roscoe and Mathias. The essays on the out his latest corrections, will add another customs and institutions of ancient Ireland, are wreath to the crown which criticism bas writion in the true spirh of a native historian; entwined for the author of the Memoirs ou and, as they are eminently useful to the an- Italius Tragedy, and the Historical Memsirs tiquarian, must be singularly interesting to of the Irish Bards : “ His saltem accremules every Irish breast; these, his earliest works, donis, et fungan nani munere." (the offspring of his vigorous mind, at a period when young men are not yet emancipated from An acute asthma. the tyranny of pupillage) evince a maturity + It is to be lamented that such appropriate of judgment, a soundness a criticism, and a memorials of departed genius, should so frerange of learning, which would not disgrace quentiy be violated by the avarice or gatti the name of the venerable Vallancy. Mr. taste of those into whose possession they W. selurned from the continent little im.
In the present instance, however, proved in health, but his mind stored with Mr. W.'s valuable collection has descended to the treasures of observation: he soon retired a spirit trulyt fraternal; who, with pious de from the turbulence of a city life, to the votion to the memory of a beloved brother, tranquillity and pure air of his romantic villa, has determined to preserve inviolate che under the hills of Wickluw. In this lovely literary crcasute. seclusion, where the sublime grandeur of the 1 To this gentleman (Samuel Walker, esg) distant view is finely contrasted by the culti- We understand, the world will be at a future vated beauty of the nearer prospect, he found day indebted for the publication of the is. a situacion at once favourable co his invalid teresting journal of his travels, and such state, and in unison with his tasce and pur- ucher written remains of the late Mr. W. * suits, still a partyr to his constitutional ma. were in a fit state to meet the public eye.
WITH ALL THE MARRIAGES AND DEATHS;
Communications for this Department of the Monthly Magazine, properly ura thenticated, una sent free af Postage, are always thankfully received. Those are. more particularly acceptable which describe the Progress of Local Improvenients w any Kind, or which contai: Biographical dnecdotes or Fucts relative to eminent or remarkable Characters recently deceased.
NORTHUMBERLAND AND DURHAM. ker. Mr. William Robson, ship-owner, co
day, was consiiered by the co:nmittee for Atkinson, daughter of T. A. esq.
Mrs. Tillic, 23.
Thomas Sanderson, esq. 57
At Fairl, Mr. John Barron, 75; and the
ter of J. Drummond, esq. of Chiring Cross,
71.-Mrs. Ang Miller, of the Blue Bull (no.
At Pi tington-hail Garth, near Durham,
At Newscastle, Mr. Thomas Beil.- Mr.
[July 1, men of the town., 85.--Mrs. Robson.-Mr. Holland; and the proprietor has invented a Rowland Wheatley, 46.-Miss Bradshaw, machine for cutting these pencils in a circa21.Mr. John Doxford, teacher of the work lar form. h use children of North Shields, and who Married.) At Kirkby Stephen, Edround fo merly for many years kept the House of S. Gorman, esy. of London, to Anna Marca, Correction at Morpeth, 76.-Mrs. Loggan, eldest daughter of the late Thomas Munk62.- George Foster, esq. youngest son of the house, esq. of Winton.. late Alderman F.-Mrs. Tooley, 150.--Mr. At Cannoby, Mr. Richards, of Liverpool, William Pearson, teacher of mathematics. to Miss Jane Thompson, of Maryport. Mrs. Sarah Nossman, 88 -Mr. Andrew Bow- At Woiechaven, Captain William Pages, maker, 103.-Mr. George Renoldson, ship of the ship John and Joseph, of that puts, to builder, 86 Mr. Thomas Beck, veceiver of Ann, daugoter of Mr. Grisdale. the duty at this port for coast-lights.
At Hesket, Mr. David Richardson, steward At Derwick, Mrs. Davidson.– Mrs. Debo- to Sir F, Vane, of Hulcon, to Miss Dixoa, or rah Sands, 68. Mrs. Smith, 31.--Mr. Hilo Pecterel tank. diam Davidson, 75.
At Kendal, Mr. Jacob Bankes, of Kes
wiele, to Miss Margaret. Ncwby. CUMBERLAND AND WESTMORELAND.
Ac Harrington, Captain Craig, to Miss The Workington Agricultural Society of- Bowman. fers the following premiunis for the year Dicd.) At Keswick, Mrs Jackson, 30. 1810: For the best managed farm, in the At sintby, Mr Joseph Bond. hands of a farmer in the county of Cumber- At Penrith, vir. Robert Lamiey, 49.-Mr. Jand, twelve guineas. The committee or Jonathan Monk house, of Hewton.-Mr. Rejudges appointed, in their adjudication to at- bert Camalt, merchant, 46. tend to the soil, husbandry, cultivation, pro- At ().ton, Mrs. Thornburrow. cuce, and locality of the same; and particular- At Kendal, Mr. Thomas Blayklin. -Vos. ly to the quantity and excellence of the green Wilson, 58.-Airs, Hodgson. - Mr. Joha crops.
The farm to be not less than 80 acres. Nicbolson, 38. Fus the best managed farm, in the hands of At Little Broughion, near Cockermouth, a yeoman, occupying his own estate, not less Mr. John Hall, 66. than 30 acres or more than 100, two miles At Hesket, Mr. John Staintos. distant at least from a market cown, in the At Lowdore, Mrs. Dunelison, 80.—Mrs. county of Cumberland, six guineas. ; subject Simpson, mistress of the inn at the bead of to the same rules as above.
Derwent lake, A correspondent of the Whitehaven Pac- At Unchank, near Penrith, Thomas, se quet suggests that it would be a very great of Mr. Joseph Cowper, 18. improvement if a new road were made from At Askrigg, Mr. John Lancaster, 49. Whiteliaven to Egremont, to commence at At Hulton, Mrs. Barbara Wright, 87. or near the top of Poe-street, and to proceed At Hail, near Whitehaven, Mrs. Deborah along the meadows with an easy ascent, uile Graye, witc of Mr. Gowan G. 100. til it falls in with, and crosses, the old road Ai Stavely, near Kendal, Mr, Anthony at Scalegill, winding up the hollow in such a Stuart, 67. manner as to take it pretty near at a level, At Sella Field, near Whitehaven, Ms. and then to take the east side of Brigrig- Juhn Taylor, 55. moor, below the Ore Pits, and with an easy At Bransly-Garden House, near Whiteba. descent, and pretty near a direct line lo yen, Peter Honyman, esq. aged 52, eldes: Egrement Town Head. This, by always go- son of Sir William H, bart. Lord Armadale, ing round the hollows in such a manner as one of the lords of session, in Scotland, to be taken preity near at a level, might be A: St. Bees, Mrs. Ann Robinson, 67. performed without ever having a rise of more At Casterton Hall, near Kirkby Lonsdale, than one inch in a yard. The road would be Agnes, third daughter of W. W. C. Wilson, shorter chai, at present, and the expence wouid esq. probably be about three thousand pounds. At Carlisle, Mr. Willian Nicholson, for
The road might be continued by Low.miil merly of the Grey Goat Inn - Mrs. Hodgson. and Beckermont to Calder-bridge, upon the -Mr. John Carrick, 19.-Mr. John Masoa, sume plan, it the sums arising from the toils 89.-Mr. John Law,62.—Mr. Adam Thorpe were sufficient to pay the interest and ne- 65.-- Barbara, wife of Mr. James Howard, cessary expences of keeping the roads in re- jun.-Sibbald, wife of Mr. James M'Adam, pair.
40.- Mrs. E. Hope, 62.- Mr. Thomas Stane A gentleman near Kendal, who owns a wix, 58.-Mr. Jolin Garret, 43.-Mr. Ti. quarry in one of the most mountainous dis mothy Wallis, 21. tricts, has discovered a surstitute for stune- A Wetheral Shield, near Carlisle, Mrs. pencils, hitherto used for writing upon siates, Jane Bell, 87. which were brought from Holland in abun: At Cockermouth, Ann, wife of Mr. John dance, till the late decrees of France were A:kinson. --Mrs. Deborah Beil, 89.-Mr. strictly enforced. The Westmoreland-stone John Jefferson. is said to be of a superior quality to that from At dlaryport, Mr. Thomas Carrick.- James,