Imagens das páginas

The closing solemnities with

which the body of the late Arch

clerical character;—dignified yet I ly as possible, into that chanker simple, pious but not austere. This in search of it: He did not hand secured him the affectionate at it immediately, and the area tachment of his friends and the bishop overheard his footsteps a respect of all.

the room. Without a word having In hiin religion assumed its most passed, he called to the clergyma. attractive and venerable form, and and told him that he knew what his character conciliated for the he was looking for; that he would body, over which he presided, re find the book in such a position en spect and consideration from the a certain shelf; and there it was liberal, the enlightened and the accordingly found. virtuous of all ranks and denomi. When

we consider that the nations;- for they saw that his archbishop was, at this moment

, life accorded with the benign doc- fully sensible of his nearness to trines of that religion which he the tomb, and that the knowledge professed

that his friends were searching for The members of his own church, the volume which explained the to whom he was in truth a guide established mode of burial for and a father-who daily witnessed archbishops and other dignitaries the kindness, the beneficence and of the church, was, above all the tenderness of his heart-who, things, calculated to bring fully in the purity of his doctrines and and strongly to his thoughts the precepts, saw the purity of his own melancholy and gloomy ideas at: unsullied character who saw him tendant upon so solemn a service

, on his death bed, with the meek and those ideas applicable to hin ness, the patience and the cheer own person, it is impossible to fe: fulness of a saint and a martyr, strain our admiration, not only di view the sure and rapid approaches the clearness and precisiop of bu of his own dissolution, concerned

memory, at the age of eighty, but not for himself, but anxious only the sublime tranquillity of his seu for the welfare of those whom he rit, which discoursed of mortality was so soon to leave will long re as if he had passed its limits

, and member him with the most pro regarded the concerns of this found, heartfelt grief, gratitude world as if he had become already and veneration.

an inhabitant of the other. He taught us how to live and Oh, too high

Death, the terrors of which he The price of knowledge-taught us how to had so often dispelled from the dje.

minds of others, had no power to A single trait will suffice to disturb his serene and tranquil show with how much truth these

soul. But long will his bereaved lines of the poet are applied. The and disconsolate flock mourn the life of the archbishop was almost the loss of him, who was the sec at the last ebb, and his surrounding friends were consulting abou the who, when this world could af

cour and support of the wretched manner of his interment. It was ford them nothing understood that there was a book

lean, turned to him for consolation belonging to his library which as their spiritual father. prescribed the proper ceremonial, and it was ascertained to be in the very chamber, in which he then lay. A clergyman went, as soft- bishop Carroll

, was entombed on

on which to

Grohe Dary; and the mind already peneo | comforts of life, he administered

Tuesday, brought together a mind, some faint image of eternal
greater crowd than we have ever duration.—The deep tones of the
witnessed on a similar occasion. organ and the solemn chant of
The great, and the rich, the poor, the choiristers seemed to the ex-
and the lowly, assembled to pay cited feeling, not to belong to this
the last tribute of respect to the world, but to be the welcome of
memory of this good and illustri- good spirits, who had gone be-
ous prelate. The chapel which has fore, and now solemnly saluted
been so long cherished by his fos- him, who descended through the
tering care, was crowded at an tomb to the bar of eternal jus-
early hour, and the muliitude who tice, to receive the reward ap-
assembied without, seemed rather portioned to a good and faithful
to indicate that some great public servant.
ceremony was to be performed, or According to the particular dis-
some national calamity to be de position of every one, have we
plored. The corpse of the venera heard the venerable archbishop
ble archbishop, which had laid in praised and lamented. The ex.
state, since the preceding Sunday tent of his knowledge and the en-
was now enclosed in the coffin, largement of his mind, fastened
surmounted by his mitre and pas. upon the man of liberal science.
toral crosier, and surrounded by T'he liberality of his character and
those emblems which unite the his Christian charity endeared him
fancy with the heart in solemn de to his protestant brethren, with
votion. After the celebration of whom he dwelt in brotherly love.
high mass, the procession moved He was a patriot and loved his na-
through Saratoga and Franklin- tive land; nor should Americans
streets, to the chapel of the French forget that his exertions and bene-
seminary, which was designated as dictions, as a man and as a Chris-
the place of interment.-We have tian prelate, were given to the
never witnessed a funeral proces cause and independence of his
sion, where so many of eminent country. His manners were mild,
respectability and standing among impressive and urbane. The vari.
us followed the train of mourners. ous stores of knowledge came from

Distinctions of rank, of wealth, his lips with uncommon classical of religious opinion were laid aside, grace and richness, which he gainin the great testimony of respected from a perfect acquaintance to the memory of the man.-Be with ancient languages and literaside the numerous crowd who fill- ture. His charities were only ed the streets, the windows were bounded by his means, and they thronged with spectators.—The fu- fell around him like the dews of neral service for the dead was per- Heaven gentle and unseen. To formed at the chapel of the semi- those who stood not in need of the

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trated with regret and deepest sor. the consolation of his counsel; and row, felt the effect of those religious the weight of his character and his ceremonies which performed in the reputation for erudition and prosame manner, and chaunted in the found good sense, gave an authosame language, and tone of voice rity to his advice, which the proudthrough succeeding ages, bring est scarcely dared to disregard. together the remotest periods of The veil of mourning which hid 1600 years, and present to the the tears of the afflicted, covered

many a heart pot of his own parti- | he gradually sat like the sus in cular flock, which felt that it lost mellowed splendour.-Death, as if an inestimable friend.

fearfully, attacked him with slov The character of Archbishop and cautious approaches. The pa Carroll seemed indeed to be filled ralysis, and consequent mortificaup with wonderful care. Educated tion of the lower extremities were at St. Omers, he was early dis- complete, before his icy touch renciplined in the exercises of the tured to chill the heart; and even mind, and deeply versed in classic until the last moment, the noble lore. Becoming at Liege attached / faculties of the mind retained their to the society of Jesus, he acquir- | pristine vigour. He inquired if a ed that spirit of action—that pro- conveyance was prepared to take found knowledge of the human away his sister and weeping conheart--that admirable fitness for nexions; told them the scene was the affairs of the world, which for about to close, and requested them 200 years distinguished that or to take rest and nourishment. He der, and spread its power to the gave them his benediction, turned remotest countries. When the glo- his head aside, and expired. His ries of the Jesuits were extinguish countenance retained in death the ed with the society itself, he tra- benignant expression of life. His velled over Europe as the friend piety grew warmer as life closed, and instructor of an English no and the glow of religious hope bleman.-Then he viewed the was elevated almost to enthusiasm. manners of different nations--saw “ Sir,” he said to an eminent prothe courts of kings, and the meet- / testant divine, who observed that ings of philosophers, and added his hopes were now fixed on anothe liberality of a true philoso- ther world: “ Sir, my hopes have pher and the accomplishment of always been fired on the cross of a gentleman, to the apostolic dig. Christ." Yet, humility tempered nity of his calling.–Temptation his confidence, and while a numedrew forth the purity of his vir- | rous circle who surrounded his bed tues, and like Shadrach he walked of death, were transported with veerect in the flames. He early neration at the moral sublimity of marked the rise of the baleful his last moments, and his joyous meteor of French philosophy, and expectations of a speedy release, mourned when he saw the pes- | he called to his friend and associtilence shook from its borridate to read for him the “ Miserere hair, invade his native land.—But mei Deus-Have mercy on me, O he gathered his spiritual children Lord”-Reversing the wish of under his wings, and protected Vespasian, he desired, were it them in security; and he was per practicable, to be placed on the mitted to live to see a different foor, that he might expire in the spirit prevail; to witness a great posture of deepest humility, as a revival of religion, and in the Christian martyr, and an humble abundant prosperity of his parti- supplicant to an interceding Sacular church, to reap the harvest viour. of the toil and labour of his life. How do the boasted glories of

When he was called to receive philosophy fade before the death the reward of his many virtues, of such a man-Socrates died with the excellence of his character a cheerless and unknown futurity shone out with fresher lustre, as before him-Cato's indignant soul


sat spurned the yoke of imperial length killed in an adjacent town.

dhe i Cæsar, and Seneca opened his Mr. Booth and his family, not consed bet veins, and calmly discoursed of phi- sidering the circumstance to be att losophy as life ebbed with the pur- alarming, neglected making use a ple tide-but it was not theirs to of any means to prevent its dread

know the hope of the Christian-ful effect, and on the 15th Dec. etisce that hope which springs from a life he was attacked with the charac

of virtue and a pious soul, and teristic symptoms of the hydrowhich changes the tomb into the phobia. Medical aid was immedi. triumphal arch, through which ately resorted to, but to no purthe pilgrim passes into joyful pose; the fatal disorder soon beeternity.

came visible to every spectator, by

the dread of every liquid; the sight Died, at his seat in Northumber- of which would produce the most land county, Virginia, Dec. 1816, excruciating spams. He took but WALTER JONES, Esq. aged 70 very little or no nourishment, al. years. He was by profession a phy- though he retained his senses unsician, and eminent in his profes- til the last; cautioning his friends sion; but is better known in his pub- and neighbours to keep at a prolic character; having served for per distance from him that he many years, with high credit to might not do them injury. himself and his constituents, as a representative in the congress of

Philadelphia, Nov. 1816. the United States. He was a man Died, at his Botanical Garden, of sterling value. As a politician called Upsal, two and a half miles greatly respected, he was still from this city, Mr. BERNARD more valued and beloved as a man. M.Mahon, well known throughHis literary acquirements were of out the continent and among the the first order; and there are few botanists of the old world. Mr. men of the present age whose M.Mahon came to this city, from writings and conversation possess Ireland, about twenty years since, ed more of that Attic salt which and from his previous experience distinguished the Popes and Addi and industry, and great enthusiasm sons of the last century. His death in the profession to which he was is deeply regretted, no less by his bred, he has rendered very emiimmediate connexions, than by ment services to the United States, a large circle of friends and ac (more, indeed, than all who had quaintances.

preceded him,) by applying the

principles of agricultural science Died, at Lempster, N. Hamp to the varieties of the climates of shire, on the 17th December, this continent; pointing out the 1816, Mr. JOSHUA Booth, aged errors which had retarded imabout 55. His death was occasion- | provement, he contributed to the ed by the bite of a cat about six comforts, and the most delightful weeks previous. The cat attacked of human recreations, planting the him when in bed, and wounded nim shrub, and nursing the buds into in his face; he drove her from him, bloom, and tendril into vigour. His and she immediately left the book of Gardening is a precious house-and, on her route, attack treasure, and ought to occupy a ed a number of persons, some of place in every house in this counwhom she wounded, and was at try; its principles are eternal, and

its instruction fruitful of advan at the advanced age of 100 years tage. His theory of planting, has and 3 months-her remains were removed the difficulties heretofore removed to Newbury, her native deemed insurmountable in the place, and interred with her abproduction of Quickset hedges, cestors, at the bridge lane burying from the WHITE THORN; he urged, place. The deceased was greatthat he learned it from nature, grand-child to Mary Brown, the who scattering stone fruit on the first white child born in the ancient surface of the earth opens the stone town of Newbury. Her living deby the frost, and the earth to re scendants are two children, 6 grandceive the kernal by the thaw-fol- children, 15 great-grand-children, lowing this observation, he laid and 30 great-great-grand-children. his white thorn seed, or the dried She lived a widow upwards of 66 haw on the smooth surface of the years, and enjoyed her mental fa. ground upon which he proposed to culties to the last-and her health plant, preparing the soil only to was continued to her to such a desuit the operations of nature. It gree that she was able to walk was his desire, while living, to be about the room till within a few useful; and it is in conformity with days of her death, when at length his usual mode of thinking, that worn out by age, she resigned her we think fit to notice, at the same protracted life to the hands of Him time that we notice his demise, who gave it, and “was gathered in his practice in an invaluable branch to her fathers like a shock of com of knowledge, which many nay full, ripe.” see on this occasion, who have not before heard of it.

Died, at the Creek Agency, on

the 6th June, 1816, Colonel BesDied, on the 31st Nov. 1816, at JAMIN HAWKINS, Agent for the Kennet, (10 miles from the bo- Indian affairs. He was one of those rough of Wilmington, Delaware,) revolutionary patriots who had CHRISTIANA Webb, in the 94th spent in the service of his coulyear of her age. She was the last try, to which no man was more of the 17 children, of Daniel and devoted, nearly his whole life. At Jane Hoopes. Her father and an advanced age, and with a congrand father came from England, stitution greatly exhausted, he with William Penn, in the year continued to discharge with undi1682.

minished zeal the important and Of those 17 children, eleven perplexing duties of agent, as well averaged upwards of 80 years. The as commissioner for marking the aggregate ages of the whole was limits prescribed to the Creek na1036 years. Remarkable as these tion by the late treaty. With a circumstances are, they are, per- / philanthropy worthy of all praise, haps, not more than that through he had relinquished the enjoy. out this long period all of themments of polished society, in had their dwellings, died and lie which he shone conspicuously, interred within twenty miles of the with the sanguine hope of civilast residence and burial place of lizing our savage neighbours. This their said ancestors.

was a favourite object, which for

years engrossed almost exclusiveDied, in Salem, N. H. Decem- ly his attention. Partial was his ber, 1816, Widow Sarah MORSE, success in effecting this purpose

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