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tablished Church. The deliberate opinious of his Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Lord Bishop of London, have been expressed in the following Letter to the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor, dated Jan. 7th :“The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of London beg leave to inform the Lord Mayor that, having maturely considered the proposal on which they had the honour of conferring with his Lordship and the deputation from the Committee of the Corporation of London at Lambeth, and having looked at the subject in every point of view, they cannot feel themselves justified in consenting to a F. which would intrust individuals, however respectable, with the }. of taking down an indefinite numr of Churches. They entertain strong objections to the demolition of buildings which have been dedicated to the service of God; and from representations which they have received (and in particular from the parish of Allhallows the Great), they are led to believe that they share this feeling in common with many highly respectable inhabitants of the city of London. At the same time, they assure his Lordship that, should any plan be brought forward for widening and beautifying the streets of the City, with reasonable expectation of its being carried into immediate effect, they would not refuse to consider proposals in respect to any particular church which might stand in the way of any great or necessary improvement, and which might be retnoved without inconvenience to the parishioners, and with their consent.” It was stated in the Court of Common Council held on the 23d January, that it is not the intention of the Special Committee of the Corporation, in relation to this subject, to proceed with the plan of demolition; but only to present a Report to the Court, which would show that they had not been actuated by improper motives in suggesting it. So

strong, however, was the opposition against the project in various Wards and Parishes, that the Wards of Bridge, Candlewick, Dowgate, and Vintry, have published their Resolutions against it, as well as the Parishes of St. Clement Eastcheap, St. Martin Orgar, Allhallows the Great, St. Bene’t Gracechurch, St. Leonard Eastcheap, St. James Garlickhithe, St. Mary at Hill, St. Gregory by St. Paul's, and St. Mary Magdalen Old Fish-street, and numerous other Parishes, were ready to show their resistance to the measure. The Parishes that petitioned had engaged Counsel to plead for them. William Poynter, Esq. was advocate for St. Bene't Fink, and J. Sydney Taylor, Esq. for Allhallows the Great, and St. Clement's, Eastcheap. The latter gentleman was only called on (the others being deferred) and went into a very clear and argumentative exposition of the evil consequences that would result from this uncalled for and destructive project.

According to the official statement of the Revenue, the income for the year ending the 5th of January 1833, was 43,379,3391. and the income for the year ending the 5th of January 1834, is 42,936,845. making a decrease in the year of 412,491.

THEATRICAL REGISTER. DRURY L.A.N.E.

Jan. 2. A new two-act Comedy, by Mr. Jerrold, the author of “ The Rent Day,” called The Wedding Gown, was produced. The plot is rather intricate, though the dialogue is admirably sustained, and enlivened by much facetious and amusing equivoque. There were also some scenes of deep and powerful interest; and, like all well-wrought Comedies, the piece has a happy termination. It was well received throughout, and announced for repetition amidst universal applause.

PROMOTIONS, PREFER MENTS, &c.

GAZETTE PROMotions.

Dec. s. The Marquis of Sligo, to be Capt.-Gen. and Governor in Chief of Jamaica and its dependencies. Jorn. 11. Sir Fred. R. Edw. Acton, of Aldenham-hall, Salop, Bart. to use the surname and bear the arms of Dalberg with those of Acton. Jan. 17. 30th Foot, Major Henry E. Robinson, to be Lieut.-Col.; brevet Major John Tongue to be Major. Garrisons, Capt. O. Pilling, to be Fort Major at Sheerness. Knighted, Lieut.Gen. Henry Bayly, G.C.H. Jun. 18. Thomas Roe, of Lynmouth, co. Dewon, Gent. in compliance with the will of his ma. ternal uncle Walter Lock, late of Ilfracombe, esq. to use the surname of Lock after that of Roe.

MEMBERS RETURNEd to PAiii.I.AMENT. County of Berwick. Sir Hugh Purves IIugh

Campbell, of Marchmont and Purves, bart. Haddersfield. John Blackburne, esq. Asorpeth. Hon. Edw. Geo. Granville Howard.

EcclesiasticAL PRefer MENTs.

Rev. J. Haden, to be Minor Canon of St. PauTs
Cath. -
Rev. W. K. Hamilton, Prob. Wells Cath.
Rev. W. Wood, to a Preb. in Canterbury Cath.
Rev. G. Attwood, Saxthorpe V. Norfolk.
Rev F. F. Beynon, Creaton R, co. Northampton.
Rev. W. H. Chester, Elsted R. Sussex.
Rev. D. Clements, War leggan R. Cornwall.
Rev. J. V. Clerk, Co-o ngton R. Somerset.
Rev. S. Cost, s, Titorsk P. C. co. York.
Rev. W. G. Duncolnue, Kenchester R. co. He re-
ford.
Rev. E. Freeman, Winteston. P.C. co. Hereford.

Rev. F. Gauntlett, Fladbury R. co. Worcester.
Rev. J. Hallstone, Shudy Camps V. co. Camb.
Rev. H. Harvey, Bradford W. Wilts.
Rev. J. W. Hawksley, Lower Gravenhurst R. Beds.
Rev. E. W. Holland, Warehorne R. Kent.
Rev. R. Keats, Northfleet V. Kent.
Rev. H. J. Knapp, Willesden V. Middlesex.
Rev. T. F. Laurence, St. Lawrence W. Reading.
Rev. Mr. Lefanu, St. Paul's R. Dublin.
Rev. S. Long, Woodmansterne R. Surrey.
Rev. E. Nugent, Altanagh and Aharney R.R. co-
Kilkenny.
Rev. T. Scott, Onehouse R. Kent.
Rev. J. Taylor, Babraham V. co. Cambridge.
Rev. J. W. Warter, Patcham and Terring R.
Sussex. -
Rev. w. P. T. Wickham, Shepton Mallet R.
Somerset.
Rev. T. Dixon, Chaplain to the Countess of
Strathmore.
Rev. J. Bullock, Chap. to Wiscount Massereene.
Rev. J. Wood, Chap. to the Infirmary, Newcastle-
upon-Tyne.

Civil PREFERMENT.

Rev. F. F. Clark, to be Head Master of the Grammar School, Newcastle under-Lyme

BIRTHS.

Dec. 27. At Zierow, in Mecklenburg, Baroness Bicl, a son.—28. At Chester-terrace, Regent'spark, the lady of W. G. Hayter, esq. of Winterbourn Stoke, a dau. Mrs. R. Grant, the lady of the Judge-Advocate-gen. a dau.-Jun. 4. At Edenhall, Cumberland, the lady of Sir Christ. Musgrave, Bart. a dau.-6. At Catisfield House, near Fareham, Hants, the lady of Lieut. Col. E. Byam, a dau. The wife of the Rev. John M. Echalaz, Rector of Appleby, co. Leicester, a son. 7. At Edwardes sq. Kensington, Mrs. Major Thornton, a son. At the Principal's Lodgings, Brasennose coll. Oxford, Mrs. Gilbert, a dau. At Devonport, the wife of Lieut. E. F. Wells, of his Majesty's shop San Josef, a son. 16. At Sutton. Mandeville, the wife of the Rev. W. Knatchbull, a son. In Belgrave-street, the wife of T. Bulkeley, esq. (1st Life Guards,) a son. 17. In Harley-street, the wife of John Forbes, esq. a dau. At Spithead, on board the James Pattison, the lady of Governor Sir James Stirling, R.N. a son. 18. At Orlingbury, the wife of the Rev. B. G. Bridges, a dau. 21. At Old Windsor, the Hon. Mrs. Every, a son.—23. In Mecklenburg square, the wife of John Bethen, esq. a son. 24. In Covent Garden, the wife of Mr. Geo. Robins, a son.

MARRIAGES.

Dec. 21. At Enterkine House, Ayrshire, John Campbell, esq. only son of Sir J. Campbell, of Airds, bt. to Hannah Eliz. onlyd. of late Macleod of Rasay. —Jan. 1. At Landlivery, Capt. Thos. Rose Winter, Bombay Army, to Anne, third dau. of the late Rev. Chas. Kendall, Vicar of Talland, Cornwall. At Clifton, the Rev. S. Lysons, Rector of Rodmarton, Gloucestershire, to Teresina, eldest dau. of Major Gen. Moore, C.B. At Lynn, Joseph Fry, jun. esq. of Upton, Essex, to Alice, eldest dau. of the late Rev. J. Partridge, of Cran. wick, Norfolk. At Stonehouse, R. C. Stewart, esq. to Lydia, eldest dau. of the late J. Gawler, esq. of Bridgeland. Devon. 2. At Tilehurst, Berks, Harry Footner, esq. solicitor, Andover, to Fanny, eldest dau. of Henry Chase, esq. of Calcot. At Kennington, the Rev. C. Miller. Ches. wardine, Salop, to Charlotte King Hilliard, eldest slau. of Mr. Hilliard, of Stockwell, surrey. At Brighton, Leeds Comyns Booth, esq. to Margaret, slau, of the late R. Mitchell, esq. of Tobago. 3. At Swansea, John Maber, esq, eldest son of PRINCE ESTERHAzY.

the Rev. G. Maber, Rector of Merthyr Tidvill, to Mary Mills, dau. of the late J. Stroud, esq. banker. —i. At Alverstoke, Hants, Henry Dixon, esq. of Isleworth, to Sclina, second dau. of the late Dr. Burney, of Gosport.—6. At Paris, Arthur Freese, esq. of the Madras Civil Service, to Eliza Charlotte, eldest dau. of W. Gardener Burn, esq. formerly of Exeter. At St. Mary's, Bryanstonsq. Count G. S. M. Anzolato, a nobleman of the Ionian Islands, to Marianne Pillichody de Bavoy, of Gloucester pl. Portman-sq. only child of the late Capt. Pillichody, 41st Foot. 7. At Bedfont, Fred. Pollock, esq. M.P. for Huntingdon, to Sarah Anne Amowab, second dau. of Capt. Rich. Langslow, of Hatton, Middlesex.-At Sutton Coldfield, J. Johnstone, M.D. of Birmingham, to Maria Mary Payne, eldest dau. of J. Webster, esq. of Penns. 8. At Marylebone church, W. J. King, esq. of York terrace, Regent's park, to Emma Louisa, second dau. of Lieut.-Col. Blake. At Belchamp St. Paul, Essex, the Rev. W. Boyle, of St. James's, Deeping, co. Lincoln, to Maria, only dau. of the late Rev. J. Pemberton. At Condover, Salop, the Rev. W. Evans, Rector of Shipston-on-Stour, to Catherine Walter, buly dau. of T. Parr, esq. of Lythwood Hall, Salop. 9. At Paddington, B. H. Guinness, esq. third son of the Rev. Dr. Guinness, Chancellor of St. Patrick's, Dublin, to Anna, fourth dau. of the late Rev. John Shepherd. At Hornsey, Henry, second son of John Craven, esq. of Craven Lodge, Stamford Hill, to Aurelia, dau. of Peter Tetrode, esq. of Assen, Holland. At Lord Tenterden's, in Portman-sq. the Hon. C. Abbot, brother of the present and son of the late Lord Tenterden, to Emily, dau. of Lord George Stuart, and granddau. of the late Marq. of Bute. At St. James's, H. W. Atkinson, esq. late 7th Dragoon Guards, to Laura, fourth dau. of the late James Taylor, esq. of Wimpole-street.—At Pitminster, the Rev. Nutcombe Oxenham, of Upton-on-Severn, to Jane Georgina, eldest dau. of John Gould, esq. of Amberd, Somerset. At Calstock, the Rev. H. Morshead, Rector of Kelly, Devon, to Eliz. eldest dau. of W. L. Salusbury Trelawny, esq. of Harewood, Cornwall, and M.P. for the Northeastern division of the county. At Stepney, R. C. Chrystie, esq. of Surrey sq. to Jane, second dau. of Mr. J. Watson, of Mile End. 13. At Southampton, N. W. Greene, esq. Beanacre, Wilts, to Frances Sophia, eldest dau. of the late Capt. Fred. Campbell, 42d Highlanders. At Southampton, K. G. Hubbock, esq. of Kensington, to Frances, third dau. of the late Lord Chas. Beauchamp Kerr, and grand-dau. to the late Marq. of Lothian. 14. At Wellington, the Rev. J. P. Benson, son of the late John Benson, esq. of Knarp House, Devon, to Mary Melhuish, dau. of the Rev. W. Prockter Thomas, of Drake's Place, Somerset. At St. George's, Hanover-sq. Mr. Barham, to the lady Katherine Grimston, eldest dau. of the Earl and Countess of Verulam. At St. Mary. lebone church, Capt. Hamilton, only son of Lieut.gen. Sir John Hamilton, Bart. to Marianna Augusta, only child of Major-Gen. Sir James Cockburn, of Langton, Bart. At Walcot, J. A. Roebuck, esq. M. P. to Henrietta, dau. of Ior. Falconer. 15. At Keswick, Cumberland, the Rev. J.Wood Worter, to Edith Mary, eldest dau. of R. Southey, esq. Port Laureate. At Hampden, Eliz. third dau. of the late Thos. Grace, esq. of Prince's Rasborough, Bucks, to the Rev. H. Kelson, Rector of Folkington, Sussex. 16. At Marylebone church, the Rev. F. G. Rawlins, to Mary Eliz. 2d dau. of T. Chambre, esq. of Nottinghain-place, and widow of the late Chas. Hese, esq. At Camberwell, the Rev. Ebenezer Temple, of Birdbush, Wilts, to Harriot, eldest dau. of H. Crosly, esq.-At Abington, co. Northampton, the Rev. Benj. Winthrop, to Anne, dau; of J. Harvey Thursby, esq. —18. At the Castle. Dublin, Fred. Willis, esq. 9th Royal Lancers, to Eliz. Louisa, cliest dau. of Sir William Gosset, Under Secretary of State for 11cland.

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Nov. 25. At Como, aged 67, Prince Nicholas Esterhazy of Galantha, Prince of Este, Count of Edelstetten, Hereditary Prince of Forchtenstein, Privy Councillor to his Imperial Majesty, Field-Marshal and Colonel-in-Chief of the 32d Regiment of Hungarian infantry, Captain of the Guard Royale. . This Prince, at one period one of the richest subjects in Europe, was descended from an illustrious Hungarian family. Buolas of Estoros obtained in 1421 the lordship of Galantha, in Presburgh, by ordinances of the Emperor Sigismund. Francis, his great-grandson, was the common ancestor of the Esterhazy family. Count Paul, Palatine of Hungary, was created by the Emperor Leopold I. the 7th Dec. 1687, Prince of the Empire; and by diploma of July 11, 1783, this dignity was extended to the descendants of his grandson Nicholas. In 1804 he purchased the Countdom of Edelstetten, which was constituted a principality by the present Emperor of Austria in 1805, but it ceased to be a State of the Empire when his Majesty resigned the title of Emperor of the Romans, and passed under the sovereignty of the King of Bavaria. The choice Tokay wine is made from the fruitful principality of Prince Esterhazy, upon whose estates are the largest flocks of sheep in Europe.

His Highness married Sept. 15th, 1783, Princess Josephine, daughter of Prince Joseph Lichtenstein, by whom he had issue two sons and one daughter:—l, Prince Paul Anthony, March 11th, 1786, Ambassador Extraordinary to his Britannic Majesty, Knight Grand Cross of the Orders of the Golden Fleece, of St. Ferdinand of Sicily, of Christ, Portugal, &c.; 2, the Princess Leopoldina, married to the late Prince Maurice of Lichstentein; 3, Prince Nicholas Charles, born April, 1799, died in July last.

MARQUIs De FUNCHAL.

Nov. 29. At Brighton, aged 76, Don T}omingo de Souza, Marquis de Funchal, on a special mission as future Ambassador from Portugal to the Court of Great Britain.

The Marquis was one of three brothers, whose ancestry (oriundos) possessed a small estate at Chaves, in the Tras os Montes (Highlands of Portugal), who signalised themselves by their talents so as to obtain for it nobility in the early period of the reign of Joao VI, and become the most independent family in

Portugal. Its founder was Dom Roderigo, first sent on an embassy to Turin, where he married an Italian lady; and subsequently minister for foreign affairs at Lisbon. From this post he was removed under the circumstances of the country, but reinstated at Brazil, where he died. He was created Conde (Count or Earl) of Linhares, and was succeeded by the present Count, who married a sister of the Marquis Palmella. The second brother was a Principal of the Patriarchal, an equal title to that of Cardinal, and was Regent of Portugal during the Peninsula war. The third was our present subject, and seemed like “the master of Pombal,” D. Luiz Cunha, to have preferred serving his country in other nations, never having returned to it for forty years previous to his death. He possessed several embassies, and among them that to England, where he remained many years, being equally well received by George III. and George IV. as by illiam IV. In 1810 he signed the treaty which had been executed at Brazil by his brother the Conde de Linhares, and Lord Strangford, together with Marquis Wellesley. He declined a call to Rio Janeiro. In 1828, on the arrival of Don Miguel, he espoused, like his nephew the }. Conde de Linhares, the cause of onna Maria and the Charter, and quitted his embassy at Rome for Florence, whence, when Don Pedro arrived at Paris, he was called upon to undertake a special mission to England. Having been bred a lawyer, from which he obtained the degree of LL.D., he acquired a tact in close reasoning; and reading every thing, in every language, that fell in his way, he possessed himself of a vast fund of information. He adopted as a main principle for the benefit of his country, that the ancient three estates should be called together, and hence published his “Tres Coincidencias,” to prove that reform ought so to be effected by those Cortes, instead of revolution; and an “analysis of the manifesto of the Oporto Revolutionists of 1820.” He attributed the misfortunes of Portugal for the last forty years to the partisans of French doctrines, and the indecision of Portuguese magistrates. While executing his last mission in London, he exclaimed against many courses of Don Pedro, calling him fool, and ridiculing many low favorites by the title “ Foxcellentissimos Senhors" (most excellent Lords). The Marquis de Funchal never ceased to cultivate the mathematical sciences for which he was distinguished in his youth. He associated with them Natural History, above all mineralogy, of which he ssessed a choice collection formed uring his travels. His diplomatic career in Copenhagen, Turin, Naples, London, and Rome, never diverted him from his studies in science, literature, or antiquities. He left in those different countries an honourable impression of his love for such studies, as well as the reputation of an able minister. His integrity, intelligence, shrewdness, activity, cheerfulness, and courtesy, procured for him the respect and regard of all who knew him. At once a man of pleasure and a man of business, he was the most agreeable and useful representative that a Sovereign could employ at a Foreign Court. He never failed to give the honest and judicious advice of a councillor well versed in the affairs of Europe, and as sincerely attached to the interests of his country as to the person of his Sovereign. The peculiarity, not to say oddity, of his manners and appearance, his love of anecdotes, and the vivacity and humour with which he related them in English, ingratiated him with George the Fourth and other Princes to whom he was accredited, but made him pass with the unobservant for a man of pleasantry or a diverting companion, rather than in his true chaareter. Those who knew him better, and all who had business to transact with him, acknowledged that he had higher qualifications, – disinterested devotion to the independence of his country, much general knowledge, and no little sagacity in applying it; but, above all, a promptitude of decision and a steadiness of purpose which imparted confidence to his friends and commanded respect from his enemies. For these virtues he was sometimes disregarded and sometimes proscribed by the various and opposite tyrannies which have in his days been inflicted on the unhappy kingdom of Portugal. He was calumniated by the Portuguese Jacobins, dismissed and disgraced by the Spanish Queen and her faction, and his property confiscated by Miguel. He was alike obnoxious to fanatics or tyrants, whether favourers of superstition, democracy, or despotism. Yet he bore many personal privations and disappointments with such singular equanimity, that few were aware of the extent of the persecution he endured; and whether Portugal was the prey of a foreign invader or the victim of court cabal or domestic faction, he was uniformly the stedfast adherent of her connexion with Great Britain as the chief safeguard of her independence, whilst at the same time he was secretly

but earnestly promoting such approaches to improvement in her institutions as, without bloodshed or confusion, would bid fair to rescue the people from the exactions and oppressions of a superstitious clergy, and the caprice and cruelty of an arbitrary and licentious Court. His Excellency arrived at Brighton Nov. 29, in excellent health and spirits, and so continued until the evening befo his death. He dined at nine o'clock, . remained up until after twelve, and on retiring to rest complained of a violent pain in his stomach. After alternate periods of sleep and pain, he died at five on the following afternoon. An inquest was held on the body of the deceased, when Mr. Battcock stated that, in his opinion, the death of his Excellency was caused by spasms, produced by indigestion, which affected his heart. Verdict, —“Died by the visitation of God.” His Excellency's remains were removed, for interment, to the Roman Catholic chapel of St. Mary, Moorfields, where his funeral took place on the 12th of December. A grand dirge and mass of requiem was performed on the occasion. The coffin, surmounted by a coronet, was elevated in the centre of the chapel, surrounded by a profusion of wax lights. The mass was celebrated by the Rev. Dr. Fryar and assistants, and a great number of the clergy who were placed around the body chanted the requiem and other parts of the service, in the plain Gregorian style, accompanied on the organ by M. Le Jeune. Upon the coffin were the armorial bearings of the deceased, and the following inscription :“I)om Domingo de Souza Coutinho, first Count and first Marquis of Funchal, who died at Brighton, Nov. 29, 1833, being Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary from her Most Faithful Majesty at the Court of Rome, and on a Special Mission at the Court of London.” The Portuguese Ambassador, the Consul-general, and two Secretaries, followed as mourners; and amongst those who attended the service upon cards of invitation personally, or by representatives, were–Lord Hill, the Commander of the Forces, Sir John Milley Doyle, the Russian and Austrian Ambassadors, Admiral Sartorius, M. Mendizabal, the General Agent for Dom Pedro's army, &c. At the conclusion of the service the coffin was borne in procession and deposited, with the usual ceremonies, in one of the vaults beneath the chapel. The Marquis never married; and has left no less than six wills to dispose of about 30,000l.-one revoking another, as

his fancy dictated: Rafael Garreyro, his faithful Secretary on his former embassy to London, loses a good legacy because he accepted a mission to Petersburgh for Don Miguel. He leaves another to an Italian steward during his residence at Leghorn, for the purpose of establishing some manufactory in Portugal, but on condition that he shall marry a native of England, France, or Germany. He leaves his Mineralogical Cabinet to his nephew the Conde de Linhares (now in Brazil working his mines and cultivating his lands), provided he can establish a Museum for it in Lisbon, to be open to the public; and if not, to his other nephew for the same purpose. He also rebuts calumnies of his having in the good days of Portugal obtained jewels improperly; and scolds the newspapers of that time for their unmerited censures. Many bequests of kindness, however, remain. How any of the wills are to obtain probate in the English Commons is matter of great doubt in the Portuguese Advocate who possesses them. Senhor Alexandre Thomaz de Moraes Sarmento, who succeeds the Marquis de Funchal on his special mission, was Deputy in the late Cortes for Tras os Montes, and eminent as a jurisconsult; his manners and thinking are entirely English, and he speaks the language like a native.

DR. JEBB, Bishop of LIMERIck.

Dec. 9. At East Hill, Wandsworth, Surrey, aged 58, the Right Rev. John Jebb, D.D. F.R.S. Lord Bishop of Limerick, Ardfert, and Aghadoe.

Few families have produced more persons connected with literature than that of Jebb. Samuel Jebb, M.D. was the author of several learned works published about a century ago; and father of Sir Richard Jebb, M.D. Physician Extraordinary to King George the Third. The Very Rev. Dr. John Jebb, Dean of Cashel, brother to Samuel, was the father of the learned John Jebb, M.D. F. R. S. Richard, the eldest brother of Samuel and the Dean, was the grandfather of the able and amiable Prelate whose death we now record. As there had been several notices of the Jebb family in Mr. Nichols's Literary Anecdotes, and in enumerating its members it was stated that “Richard Jebb, it is thought, settled in Ireland,” the late Bishop, in 1819, addressed a letter to Mr. Nichols, which is printed in the Illustrations of Literary History, vol. v. p. 398. “At the beginning of the last century,” he says, “my grandfather settled in Drogheda; where, as a merchant, he established, and through life maintained,

a high character, both for integrity and commercial knowledge and ability.” His only son, John, succeeded his father in business, and was an Alderman of Drogheda. By his second wife, Alicia Forster, he had two sons, the Hon. Richard Jebb, a Judge of the King's Bench in Ireland; and John the late Bishop of Limerick. The Bishop was born at Drogheda, Sept. 27th, 1775. In his early years he enjoyed the blessing of an excellent domestic education, and when, at the age of eleven, he was sent to a public school, he carried with him a mind trained to habits of study and reflection, and pre|. to receive and appreciate classical iterature. Having passed through the ordinary routine of studies at Celbridge and Londonderry, he entered the Dublin University in 1791, and almost immediately became distinguished as a sound and elegant scholar. This was the “golden age" of the Dublin University; never was there a period in its history when science and polite literature were so ardently cultivated, and so closely united. Among Jebb's contem}. were Lloyd, the present Provost; avenport, the unflinching advocate of liberal principles “when evil days came;” Wray, Sandes, Sadlier, and Wall, now Fellows of the University; M'Mahon, Wallace, Torrens, Perrin, Blacker, and other ornaments of the Irish bar; with George Croly, and Charles Maturin, who have gained for themselves a universal fame. In this galaxy of talent, Jebb shone not the least conspicuous; he won the honours of the University nobly, and he wore them unenvied, for his amiable temper, his kind heart, and his utter disregard of self, had endeared him to all. His success at the scholarship examination seemed to be regarded as a personal triumph by every member of the University but himself. Mr. Jebb was a distinguished member of the Historical Society, and the charms of his eloquence are still among the pleasant reminiscences of his contemporaries. One only of his addresses has been preserved; it was delivered from the chair of the Society on the occasion of the death of two young men, Reid and Sargent, youths of i. promise, cut off prematurely at the moment that the hopes and proud anticipations of their friends seemed about to be realized. Similarity of disposition and pursuits had united them to Jebb in the strictest bonds of affection, and he, who had to pronounce their funeral eulogy, was the person who felt their loss most bitterly. No stranger can read this simple and pathetic address without being affected; but those alone

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