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after me my mother had a daugh- was most excellent : but I that am ter that she nurst at her owne brest, under a command not to grieve att and was infinitely fond of above all the common rate of desolate woe. the rest, and I being of too serious men, while I am studying which a temper was not so pleasing to myf way to moderate my woe, and if it

were possible to augment my love, (Great care being taken to fol. can for the present find out none low the orthography of the writer, more iust to your deare father nor the reader need be under no appre: consolatory to myselfe then the pre. hension as to the correctness of the servation of his memory, which I print, though he should find the need not guild with such flattring same word spelt differently even in commendations as the hired preachthe same line: as un perfect, im- ers doe equally give to the truly and perfect ; son, sonne, &c. The only titularly honourable ; a naked un. deviation we have made from the drest narrative, speaking the simple MS. is in putting the U and V in truth of him, will deck him with their proper places ; they being more substantiall glorie, then all the written promiscuously.]

panegyricks the best pens could We shall add to this her affec. ever consecrate to the vertues of tionate and impressive address to the best men. her children, concerning

concerning their « Indeed that resplendant body father.

of light, which the beginning and

ending of his life made up, to disco66 Mrs. Hutchinson to her Children, ver the deformitics of this wicked Concerning their Father.

age, and to instruct the erring chil.

dren of this generation, will through TO MY CHILDREN." my apprehension and expression " They who dote on mortall ex. shine as under a very thick clowd, eellencies, when by the inevitable which will obscure much of their fate of all things fraile, their adored lustre; but there is need of this me. idolls are takcn from them, may dium to this world's weake eies, lett loose the winds of passion to which I feare hath but few people bring in a flood of sorrow; whose in it so vertuous as can believe, ebbing tides carry away the deare' because they find themselves so short, memory of what they have lost ; any other could make so large a and when comfort is assay'd to such progresse in the race of piety, homourners, commonly all obiects nor, and vertne : but I am allmost are remoor'd out of their view, stopt before I sett forth to trace his which may with their remembrance steps ; finding the number of them renew their griefe ; and in time by which he still outwent himselfe these remedies sucoeed, when obli. more then my un perfect arithmetick vions curtaine is by degrees drawn can count, and the exact figure of over the dead face, and things lesse them such as my unskillfull pen can, lovely are liked, while they are not pot describe. I feare to iniure that viewd together with that which memory which I would honor, and

. This sentence appears to relate to some amour in which Mrs. H. was disap pointed. Here the story of herself abruptly ends.

to disgrace his name with a poore soluble, if wee were knitt together monument! but when I have be. by one spiritt into one body of forehand lay'd this necessary cau- Christ, wee are so still, if vee were tion, and ingenuously confess'd that mutually united in one love of God, through my inabillity either to re. good men, and goodnesse, wee are ceive or administer much of that so still ; what is it then we waile in wealthy stock of his glory that I his remoove ? the distance faith. was entrusted with for the benefitt lesse fooles ! sorrow only make of all, and particularly his owne it; let us but ascend to God in posterity, I must withold a greate holy ioy for the greate grace given part from them, I hope I shall be his poore servant, and he is there with pardon'd for drawing an imperfect us. He is only remoor'd from the image of him, especially when even mallice of his enemies, for which the rudest draught that codeavours wee should not expresse love to him to counterfeit him, will have much "in being aflicted, wee may mourne delightfull lorelienesse in it.

for ourselves that wee come so tar. " Let not excesse of love and de- dily after him, that wee want his light in the streame make us forgett guide and assistance in our way, and the fountaine, he and all his excel. yet if our teares did not patt out lencies came from God, and flow'd our eics wee should see him even in back into their owne spring; there heaven, holding forth his flaming lett us seeke them, thither lett us lamp of vertuous examples and prehasten after him; there having cepts to light us through the darke found him, lett us cease to bewaile world. It is time that I lett in to among the dead that which is risen, your knowledge that splendour or rather was immortall ; his soule which while it cheares and enlig). converst with God so much when he tens your heavy senses, let us re. was here, that it reioyces to be now member to give all his and all ou: eternally freed from interruption in glorie to God alone, who is the that blessed exercise ; his vertues father and fountaine of all light and were recorded in heaven's anpalls, excellence. and can never perish, by them he Desiring, if my treacherous yett teaches us and all those to memory have not lost the dearest whose knowledge they shall arrive : treasure that ever I committed to its 'tis only his fetters, his sins, his in. trust, to relate to you his holy, firmities, his diseases, that are dead vertuous, honorable life, I would pever to revive againe, nor would put his picture in the front of his wee have them ; they were his ene. booke,* but my unskillfull hand will mies and ours; by faith in Christ he iniure him. Yet to such of you as vanquisht them : our coniunction, have not seene him to remember kis if wee had any with him, was undis. person, I leave this

The editor is happy to have it in his power to do this in a manner that will be gratifying to the lovers of the arts. The original pictures of Mr. and Mrs. Hutchinson, with the two children, were found by him in their house at Owthorpe, and are now deposited, along with the manuscript, at Messrs. Longman's and

DIS DESCRIPTION.

eare and judgement in other mu.

sick, he shott excellently in bowes < He was of a middle stature, of and gunns, and much us’d them a slender and exactly well-propor. "for his exercise, he had grcate tion'd shape in all parts, his com- iudgment in paintings, * graving, plexion fair, bis hayre of a light sculpture, and all liberal arts, and browne, very thick sett in his youth, had many curiosities of vallue in all softer then the finest silke, curling kinds, he tooke greate delight in into loose greate rings att the ends, perspective glasses, and for his his eies of a lively grey, well-shaped other rarities was not so much af. ind full of life and vigour, graced fected with the antiquity as the with many becoming motions, his merit of the worke- he tooke visage thinne, his mouth well made, much pleasure in emproovement of and his lipps very ruddy and grace- grounds, in planting groves and full, allthough the nether chap shut walkes, and fruite-trees, in open. over the upper, yett it was in such ing springs and making fish-ponds; + I manncr as was not unbecoming, of country recreations, he lov'd ris teeth were even and white as the none but hawking, and in that was purest ivory, his chin was some- very eager and much delighted for hing long, and the mold of his face, the time he us'd it, but soone left it his forehead was not very high, his of; he was wonderful neate, cleanjose was rays'd and sharpe, but ly and gentile in his habitt, and had vithall he had a most amiable coun. a very good fancy in it, but he left enance, which carried in it some- off very carly the wearing of aniehing of magnanimity and maiesty thing that was costly, yett in his pixt with sweetenesse, that at the plainest negligent habitt appear'd ame time bespoke love and awe in very much a gentleman ; he had ll that saw him ; his skin was more addresse than force of body, mooth and white, his legs and yet the courage of his soule so supeete excellently well made, he plied his members that he never vas quick in his pace and turnes, wanted strength when he found imble and active and gracefull in occasion to employ it ; his conserII his motions, he was apt for sation was very pleasant for he was ny bodily exercise, and any that naturally chearfull, had a ready le did became him, he could witt. and apprehension ; he was ea. ance admirably well, but neither ger in every thing he did, earnest in 7 youth nor riper yeares made dispute, but withall very rationall, ny practise of it, he had skill so that he was seldome overcome, z fencing such as became a gen- every thing that it was necessary for leman, he had a greate love to him to doe he did with delight, free Tusick, and often diverted himand unconstrein'd, he hated cerieife with a violl, on which he monious complement, but yett hàd lay'd masterly, he had an exact a naturall civility and complaisance

* There remained some few of these at Owthorpe unspoiled, but many were puiled by neglect, at the death of the last possessor.

† Many traces of his taste, judgment and industry, in each of these, were to be en at the distance of 140 years.

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to all people, he was of a tender himselfe, but his invention wis so constitution, but through the vivaci. ready and wisedome so habituall in ty of his spiritt could undergo la- all his speeches, that he never bed bours, watchings and iourneyes, as reason to reperit himselfe of speal. well as any of stronger composi- ing at any time without ranking the tions ; he was rheumatick, and had words beforehand, he was not talk. a long sicknesse and distemper oc. ative yett free of discourse, of a very casion d thereby two or three yeares spare diett, notinuch given to sleepe. after the warre ended, but elcc for an early riser when in health, be the latter halfe of his life was heal. never was at any time idle, and hat. thy tho' tender, in his youth, and ed to see any one elce soe, in all kis childhood he was sickly, much naturall and ordinary inclinatios troubled with weaknesse and tooth and composure, there was soakes, but then his spiritts carried thing extraordinary and tending to him through them; he was very vertue, beyond what I can describe, patient under sicknesse or payne or or can be gather'd from a bare dead any common accidints, but yet description; there was a life of upon occasions, though never with. spiritt and power in him that is bot out iust ones, he would be very an. to be found in any copie drawne grie, and had even in that such a from him : to summe up therefore grace as made him to be fear'd, yet all that can be sayd of his outward he was never outragious in pas. frame and disposition wee must truly sion ; he had a very good facultie conclude, that it was a very band. in perswading, and would speake some and well furnisht lodging prevery well pertinently and effectual. par'd for the reception of that ly without premeditation upon the prince, who in the administration greatest occasions that could be of- of all excellent vertues reign'd there fer'd, for indeed his iudgment was awhile, till he was called back to so nice, that he could never frame the pallace of the universall en any speech beforehand to please peror.*

* Is not here Plato's system pourtray'd in language worthy of that sublime and eloquent philosopber?

CONTENTS

CONT EN T S.

HISTORY OF EUROPE.

CHAP. I,

State of Europe at the Commercement of 1 806.--Consequence of the Battle

of "Trafalgar.--Animosity of Bonaparte against England.-Probability of

Invasion.- Effects of the disastrous Coalition of 1805.--Ministry of En.
gland.-Meeting of Parliament.--Speech from the Throne --Address.-
Amendment read, but not moved.-Last Illness and Deuth af Mr.

Pitt.-- Remarks on some Parts of his Character.--Honours rendered
to his Memory.

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CHAP. II.

State of the Ministry on Mr. Pill's Death-Lord Hardkesbury refuses to un.

dertake the Government, but accepts the Cinque-Ports-Lord Grenville has
an Audience of his Majesty— Reflections on the result of it.-Component
Parts of the New AdministrationNew Opposition_Old Opposition-
Lord Sidmouth's Party-The Catholic Question-Lord Grenville has a
second Audience of his Majesty-Difficully started about the Army--
Third Audience - New Administration finally settled-New Cabinet.--Mr.
For declines being first Lord of the Treasury-Auditorship of the
Erchequer Bill Debates on the Lord Chief Justice being appointed to a
Seat in the Cabinet-Disposition of the Court and Country towards the
New Ministry-Opposition of the Er-ministers - Imperfect Union of the
Parties composing the New Ministry-Reflections on the Coalition be.
tween Lord Grenville and Mr. For.

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CHIAP. III.

Military System-Army of Reserve Bill-- Aditional Force Bill--Notice of
o Motion for the Repeal of the additional Force Bill-- Petitions against it

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