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tration of the day, at the head of which his political and literary acquirement was Mr. Pilt, and, in conjunction with and the patronage and confidence with that able and firm defender of his coun- which he was honoured by his Majesty. try's weal, preserved in violate in all its lo 1796, Mr. J. whose talents were dependencies, the venerable constitu- every day increasing his influence in tion in church and state, from the de. the Senate, was appointed a Commis. structive aims of revolutionary assault. sioner of India Affairs; the responsi. Throughout all dissentions and dig. bilities of which office he is well known tractions of the then prevailing parties, to have fulfilled with the highest credit Mr. Jenkinson maintained that uniform to himself and advantage to the Comtenor of conduct wbich evinced a com- pany. In 1801 he was nominated Se. prehensive and enlightened wind, cretary of State for Foreign Affairs, prompt in just conception, poweriul in which he exchanged, in 1844, for the resources, and decisive in all its con- Home Department. In 1803 he was clusions.
called up to the House of Peers, by Mr. J. entered into parliament as writ, with the title of Baron Hawkesmember for Rye, under the auspices of bury, and placed in the seat of his that accomplished statesman, the late father's barony, wbo had been created Earl of Liverpool; and he shewed him- Earl of Liverpool. In the same year self worthy of such a parent. Those he exchanged the situation of Foreigu who saw in him the early proofs of that Secretary for the Home Department; vigourous intellect which they had so which he resigned in 1806, on the death long witnessed and admired in the of Ir. Pitt, whom he succeeded as Lord father, formed the most sanguine anti- Warden of the Cinque Ports. In 1807 cipations of the future eminence of the he was again appointed Secretary for son—these have been amply fulfilled; Home Affairs; and, in 1809, exchanged and the bright promise of his first essay it for the Foreign Department. as a Representative of the people has In all this succession of appointienis been confirmed in all the maturity of what has been said of the late Earl intelligence and judgment as a member may also be applied to the presentof the Government.
froin his first engaging in public busiThere have been few of those who ness he never solicited an office for hive risen, for the first time in the himself; but has in variably shewn, by British Senate, to give proof of their his assiduous attention to the duties of qualifications for the iniportant duties office, and his unremitting zeal for the which they had undertaken, who so public service, that a more disinterfully redeemed their pledge, or so gene- ested, active, and efficient minister rally improved the first favorable im- never formed a part of any acieninistrapression of their abilities as Mr. J. did. tion of this country. Associated by His maiden speech was remarkable for principle with the ministry of Mr. Pill, the political knowledge which it com- he supported his measures from a cobprehended, and the eloquence with viciion of their wisdom and necessity; which it was delivered, although he and he has ever since pursued them. was little more than twenty-one years Unawed by faction, and uimoved by of age; the polity of his country obloquy, he has kept on the same unseemed to have bees long familiar to deviating course, conscious of the puhim, and her true interests to have rily of his notives and the propriety constituted his unwearied study. Ile way of their adoption: and, notwiibstanding heard with profound attention, and his the changes which have taken place at noble father was universally congrue various i
iviervals in the public nind, he tulated by both sides of the Douse, bax persevered in the same dignitied and upon having a son who possessed so unaltered career. The result has jus. just a claim to their consideration. lified the mears, and he has proved,
So able a speaker, and one so well by such procedure, that he bas best informed on public business as Mr. J. mainiained the real advantage and hap. shewed himself to be, was not likely to piness of his country. In this opinion remain long without becoming an oh. weare sure of being upheld by the sen. ject of acquisition to the strength of timents of every honest and truly pa. ininistry ; more especially as, at the triotic sulject of these realms; and same time, the ascendancy of his illus. while, with grateful acknowledgment trious father was deservedly great in of the firmness and judgment will the administration, buth on account of which he has controverted the argu
ments and bamed the efforts of the tur. nations, they knew that all their prebulent and disaffected adversaries of texts of reform, so artfully put forth our internal peace, we rejoice in the to cover their hopes of a revolution, completion of bis plans and the accom- would at once be exposed to the detes. plisliment of his hope, as they relate tation and scorn of the kingdom, while to those measures by which the prowess they would have no other alternative of our arms, and the efficacy of our than to hide their guilty heads in the national strength have been made in silence and shame of disgraceful exclu. strumental to the restoration of inde. sion from the countenance of the virpendence to Europe, the increase of trous and honourable part of society. Britain's glory, and the renewal of our By the intervention of an auspicious commercial prosperity.
Providence, and the valour of those If we look back through the short who, as the defenders of all that can be space of five years, and contemplate dear to man, encountered the legions the unpropitious aspect which the of the tyrant, the arm of Justice preaffairs of our country then wore, we vailed, and, in one signal instant of cannot but acknowledge that, although stupeodous overthrow, this dagon of despondeocy had not checked our their treacherous hopes was crushed energies nor chilled our ardour, yet it never to rise again. cannot be denied that our anticipation Maddened by this unlooked-for, and, of good began to yield in some degree by them unwished-for termination of to the recurrence of disappointed exer: his power, they raised the voice of tion. The clamour of the discontented murmur even among the triumphant was raised against those efforts of our shouts of millions-Their restless spirit, good faith which they secretly wished unable to restrain its indignant conmight fail; and the means which they sciousness of repulse, yet compelled to undervalued they hoped, in the impo- hail the returning prospect of univertency of their deceit, would be carried sal peace as the object of their constant into execution ; that their malignaut cry, they still assailed, with all the bit- minds might be gratified by their mis. terness of invective, the only procedure carriage:-steeled against ihe real suf- which could have effected this glorious fierings of their native land, as they ori. event of retribution and deliverance. ginated in the hatred of our inveterate But, aware that to diminish the greatness enemy, they were easily alive to those of the exploit, and so arraign the couimaginary ones which had no existence rage of their gallant countrymen who so but in the exaggerations of their own materially conduced to its achievement, inaliquant falshoods--they felt no other were to tread on dangerous ground, impression of the evilofa protracted and and to give at once a sanction to the inevitable warfare, than as ibey raight suspicious already formed of their reconvert the disasirous necessity into a puguance to unite in the general joy, cause of accusalion against the govern. they seized upon those natural and ment, and an opportunity to defeod inevitable consequences of a sudden and extol the ambitious projects and transition from a long continuance of the victorious fortunes of their idol, war to a state of peace, which no u the implacable adversary of their coun- med provision could prevent, and made try's weal.
il a source of reproach and condemnaBy such minds the approximation of tion of ministers; and the same turbuthat crisis, on the issue of which were jent impatience as had hitherto been suspended the future peace and happi- put into action against the principles ness of the whole civilized world, was of their goverument, was still exerted viewed with agonizing anxiety : had to spread discontent throughout the victory continued constant to the san. land, in ungrateful rejection of the guinary banner of their hero, they san- blessing which heaven had vouchsafed guinely hoped that their designs of to bestow. subversion would no longer be checked This malevolent euterprise of sedition by the ill-brooked constraints of esta- was bul loo successful, and the flames blished restrictions, and thenccforward of discord were kindled from one end these licentious debasers of their coun- of the kingdom to another. A stagnatry's cause wouid glory in her defeat tion of trade in the large manufacturand trample opon her weakness. If, ing lowus, as it threw thousands out of on the contrary, he fell beneath the employ, was too favourable an engine avenging sword of the long-insulted for them to neglect; and the wants of the necessitous multitude were made sirable results. The tide of prosperity the means of a cold-blooded aggrava. has returned, and our commercial tion of their miseries, by exciting them greatness is fast raviving. To those to dissatisfaction and tumult. Jusidi. whose prospective contemplation of ous comparisons were drawn between the causes and consequences leads them to ease of the rich and the destitution of a more enlarged view of things than the poor. A specious scale was formed presents itself to many who judge of of the expenditure of the nation, as it ihe future only by their present experirespected the well-earned remunera- ence, this was not unforeseen--and the tion with which the throne had recom. prediction of this return was made the peused the past services, or had distin- basis of many of the Earl of Liverguished the zeal, of its faithful servants. pool's observations. The noble Lords This was held out as a wanton waste of who answered him took a narrower public money; and a false estimate was
range for their reasoning, and condrawn of its more salutary appropri- tended tbat they were pot called upon ation lo the relief of those wbo were to argue for the future, but upon the taught to consider themselves a stary. preseot pressure of the evil, for wbich ing people. The digoity of the throne a remedy was required. This we take was vilified, and the illustrious repre. upon ourselves to assert was somewhat scotative of our afflicted monarch was unfair, because it certainly was vot just made the object of open insult, and in argument. If the cause bad been treasonable attack. At length it be- inevitable, the consequence ought to came imperative upon Government to be borne with submission; but if the stop the daring rush of the mischief; latter brought with it difficulties as and a powerful instrument of restraint, inevitable as the cause, those difficul. which ibe extreme exigency of the times ties could receive no better alleviation rendered indispensable, was bad re- than what the contemplation of their course to. But the artifice of party prospective remedy could afford-and had well nigh rendered this abortive, wben this remedy is proved to be within and the advocales for popular favour the compass of patural and concurrent took occasion to decry it, for the pur- probabilities, the argument which en. pose of securing stability to their own forces these is to be allowed as more views of self-aggrandizement; thus in. acceptable than tbat wbich rejects directly becomivg the abettors of that them. popular vehemence by which the na. Thus far then we have attempted to tional safety was endangered, and con- give a brief sketch of the public priofusion threatened to render nugatory ciples on which the Earl of Liverpool and void all those benefits which re- has acted in the most trying periods of turping peace was sure after a short his political connection with adminisinterval to bring in its train.
tration. We might, indeed, have seIn tbis troublous season of commo- lected others, in which bis talents have tion the Earl of Liverpool stood un. been called into application, of po less daunted and firm in the resolves of a energy and ability tban those which just and vigorous mind, and although bave been mentioned; but in pone has the station which he filled in the go. he manifested a more impressive exervernment of the country did not im- tion of talent, or a more manly decimediately implicate him in the per. siveness of conduct. And we scruple sonal responsibility for the steps which not to declare that by both he bas acit was expedient to take, in order to quired to himself the gratitude and stem the progress of the danger, he esteem of all who can appreciate the manfully avowed himself a participator superior claim of just principle formed in the suggestion of them; and in his upon an experienced judgment over speeches, by the argumentative strength the hasly adoption of popular feeling, of his reasoning, left no possible access too often grounded in the unwarrant. to those opinions which would have able assumption of a misunderstood and grounded themselves on the presumed abuse privilege. invalidity and unjustifiable assumption It is now our pleasing task to spcak of the means employed.
of his Lordship as a private individual. While we are thus recapitulating In doing this we sball first notice thul events which we trace with regret, we part of it which introduces our readers rejoice that we can close the recital to him at the University of Oxford. with the happier scquel of more de. There his noble father emiocully dis
287 tinguished himself, and the son fol. buted the late excellent plan of increas lowed him with equal step, after bav. ing the number of churches, for the ing been educated at the Charter. accommodation of the poor. By his house, where the late Earl also re. intelligent mind, the expediency of the ceived those rudiments of instruction measure was instantly acknowledged, which he afterwards improved into the and so effectually arranged, as to meet most extensive literary attainments. every case of the exigency. It is little In the various departments of service to say, that bis Lordship possesses great through which he passed to his degree, talent, unwearied application, consumhe acquitted himself with the highest mate knowledge, and much practical reputation as a scholar, and endeared experience in public affairs. All this is himself to all who had the satisfaction but the necessary consequence of a to enjoy his society, by the affability commanding intellect; but to say that and kindness of his manners. By these be is a Christian in practice as well as he was as much beloved for the virtues profession; to say that he considers of bis heart, as he was respected for the bolh his duty, and in both fulfils it-to superiority of his understanding. From
say that he presumes not upon his ta. the University he passed as it were per lents, but as they are to be made subsallum to the Senate, a gradation which servient to the purer obligations of few who are not as richly endowed with pious principle, and holiness of lifenatural and acquired talents as himself to say, in short, that he is not merely ought to venture upon. He subjected all that he can be, but that he endea. himself to the trial, and proved to his vours to be what be ought to be, is to country that she had judged aright of give him a title far above all that the what he could accomplish.
creations of sovereign favour, and suOn the 25th of March, 1795, he mar- perior merit can confer. It is to say, ried Lady Theodosia Louisa Harvey, that he is a Christian not only in name, daughter of Frederick, late Earl of but in deed ;* and with this impression Bristol, and sister to the present Earl, we close the memoir of this good man an union which gave to his Lordship and truly ennobled peer, in the earnest one of the most amiable of her sex- wish that he may long live to exemwho, by her private virtues as a Chris. plify the virtues and the genuine notian, and a member of society, has bility of the buman heart, io the bene. given an exaltation to the dignified con- fit and iostruction of the age wbich he dition that she fills, which neither the adorps.t splendour por the affluence of rank can of itself bestow. To her the plaint of sorrow and distress has never been made
THE HIVE, io vain, and in all her deeds of unaf. fccted charity, numerous as they are,
No. XLIII. the boon of compassion has ever been ticeho with that truly Christian grace Mat Yashonch in Norfolk, was
FR.Warmington, late Prussian which has never failed to enhance the value of it, munificent as it has always a man of much vigour of mind, and albeen. True, indeed, it has never been though he had got to boast of a classiunaccompanied with the injunction, See thou tell no man of il-but such bas been the fulness of heart which the ge- Αρισα μεν γαρ οίμαι ζην τες άρισα nerous nature of it has produced, that επιμελομένες τε ως βελτίσες γίγνεσθαι.so much the more has the beneficent act
Zex. been made known.
Those men may be truly said to lead she In all this purity of the Christian
best lives who strive to become the best of character does his Lordship largely share. To him no appeal is made in + Ilis Lordship's title is Robert Banks vain that has for ils object the relief of Jenkinson, Carl of Liverpool, and Baron the wretched ; and in his public capa.
Hawkesbury, of Hawkesbury. — Crea
tions; Baronet 1661 - Baron Hawkesbury, city the cause of Christianity has found
of Hawkesbury, county of Gloucester, in him a powerful patron, and an anxi
August 21st, 1766-and Karl of Liverpool, ous supporter. To the intervention of county of Lancaster, May 28th, 1790.the Earl of Liverpool, in conjunction Mottó – Pulma non sine pulvere. with the efforts of the Chaucellor of the Vide a Portrait and Memoir of the late Exchequer, may be essentially attri- Lord Liverpool, Vol. Lill. p. 83.
A COLLECTION OF SCRAPS.
cal education, was possessed of great Earl St. Vincent has recently erected vivacity of wit, and not unfrequently a beautiful monument in Canerswald proved his talent at reparlee to be of church, Staffordshire, to the memory no mean quality. He was one evening of his late countess. The design is an present at a party, the young members elegant female figure in the attitude of of which had arranged themselves for a prayer. The drapery is so disposed as dance. As he was always ready to pro. to present a veil, forming a fold on the mote the happiness of all around bim, forehead, and gracefully flowing over he took upon himself the office of the shoulders. The figure kneels on a Mailre des Ceremonies. Just as the square base on which is the following first couple had tripped off, a young inscription:curate of a village about seven miles
Sacred distance came buto the room. He had
To the Memory of
Martha walked, and as the evening was dark and the road solitary, some of the fe
COUNTESS OF SAINT VINCENT males expressed their surprise at his
Who was eminently pious virtuous and
eharitable venturing on foot. O, said this sprig
She departed this Life of divinity, who it seems was hot from
On the 8th day of February 1816 the University of Cambridge-“ My
Aged 75 years dear ladies, Cantab-it vacuus coram And was at her own desire buried in the Latrone Vintor.” The joke itself was
Tomb of her Parents stale; but the curate, willing to assume This Monument was erected by her the merit of it to himself, after making
Surviving Husband. the females stare at what they did not understand, turned round to Mr. War. mington, whom he knew, and said to him with an air of pedantic insolence“ There, sir, there's a line of Horace (From the Whilehall Evening Post,
April 24th, 1795). for you, can you construe it?” my young sir." replied this natural “In a few days (if God permill) will genius,“ nothing more easy-D—n'd self out for the Bath, a large Commodi. hard times for poor curates." The guess ous Waggon which will conveniently was good and the hit palpable : the hold 36 persons, and there being but 6 clerical gentleman was silent; but the places yei taken such weak persons as laugh against bim was loud.
are willing to take the advantage of this conveyance are desired speedily to send
their Daines to Robert Knight Wag. Mr. Warmington was Mayor of Yar
goner at the 3 Crowns in Arlington mouth, and had taken his station in the Sireet-The said Waggon Inns at the church upon the occasion of a charity kings head near the kings bath at Bathsermon, at the head of the corporation NB. This invention is of the same napew. The Bisliop of Norwich was to
ture as Mr. Greens Carriage to Scotpreach. The Rev. Dr. Cooper, Rector land but much improved as containing of Yarmouth, read prayers. After the 8 limes ile number of Passengers." service was begun, Dr. Parr came into the church, and took his seat by the side of the rector in the reading-desk; both these reverend gentlemen wore
A clergyman being on the road lo his full-bottomed wive. An officer of a
country living, (lo which he pays an recruiling party had been admitted into
annual visil), was stopped by a friend,
who asked him, where he could lie going the pew of the corporate body, and as a stranger, was courteously placed neat people," replied be, " io my paristi.”
so far from towni" Like other poor
" to the masor. The important appearance of the iwo reverend docisirs arrested his attention, and be applied to Sir Brook Watson was an extreniely Mr. Warminglon for the reason of those polite iman; and one who new bir well, two dignitiod characters being in that upon hearing that he had lost a leg by situation. "My dear sir," replied Mr. the biie of a shark while bathing in the W. in expression strictly conformable sca, exclaimed, “ Ah! I can see how to the technical ploraseology of the that was; if he had noi staid to make inquirer—" When a bishop preaches a bow to the shark, the accidcut would two doctors luv! YS 1.ount guard." never have happened.”