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led to his being appointed by the Princess Dowager of Wales, and his present Majesty, to form and arrange a botanic garden at Kew, in 1759.
He had now an opportunity of displaying his singular talents. In 34 years he collected and cultivated nearly 6000 plants; the greatest number ever arranged in any one garden in the world.
In 1783 he was appointed to the more lucrative superintendance of the pleasure and kitchen garden at Kew; while he had leave to retain his former place.
The publication of the Hortus Kewensis in 1789 did him great honour. The richness of the catalogue, the memoirs of the introduction of the several plants into the English gardens, and the scientific execution of every part of it, caused the whole large impression to be sold off in two years.
He died 1 Feb. 1793, æt. 62; and Sir Joseph Banks, and other eminent men, who had been his friends in life, attended him to the grave. His private character was excellent. Gent. Mag. Vol. 63, p. 389.
7. DR. HENRY FELTON. Henry Felton, son of John, and grandson of Timothy Felton, of Felton in Northumberland, was born in London, 3 Feb. 1679, and educated at Oxford, where he became A.M. 1702, and B. D. 1709. He was domestic chaplain at Belvoir Castle, Co. Rutland, where he continued to act under three successive Dukes of Rutland; and addressed to the third of them, whilst Lord Roos, his celebrated “ Dissertation on reading the Classics, and forming a just style,” by which he still continues to be known. He also published eight
sermons at Lady Moyer's Lecture, 1738; and several single sermons.
In 1711 he was presented to the rectory of Whitwell in Derbyshire; took the degree of D.D. 1712, and in 1722 was admitted Principal of Edmund Hall, Oxf In 1736 he was presented to the valuable living of Berwick in Elmet, Yorkshire; where he died i March, 1739, æt. 61. Gent. Mag. Vol. 63, p.507.
8. REV. RICHARD PAGET.
The Rev. Richard Paget, of East Cranmore, Co., Som. second son of Richard. Paget, Esq. of that place, and Probationer-Fellow of Magdalen Coll. Ox. died 9 Dec. 1794, aged 28. “ He was a young man of as amiable manners, as good abilities; amongst the small circle of his friends, his unassuming disposition, his easy, manners, his various information, and even his little peculiarities, were sure to afford pleasure He was a man of refined taste, of much critical knowledge in the fine arts, a lover” (and it may truly be added a master) " of antiquarian knowledge, and sincerely attached to the church of England. He long laboured under the ravages of a consumption, which cut him off in the prime of life.” He was a very able correspondent of the Gentleman's Magazine, in which his contributions may be known by his initials, R. P. Gent, Mag. Vol. 64, p. 1157, 65. p. 99. *
9. REV. DR. W. HAMILTON. This very ingenious and learned divine and magistrate, Rector of Fanet in the county of Donegal, in
See also more particulars, ibid. p. 382.
died 7 May, 1621. The second edition was in 1632, and two editions were published in 1660; ove by Alexander Nowers, a herald painter, who died 1670; the other by Richard Blome, who again set forth this book in 1679; to which he added “ Analogia Honorum, or a Treatise of Honour and Nobility in two parts :" said by him to be written by Capt. John Logan, of Idbury, in Oxfordshire. One more edition, at least, was published in the last century, 1722.
This edition has several commendatory verses, 1, by Sir William Segar; 2, by John St. George ; 3, by Thomas Gvillim; 4, by Anthonie Gibson; 5, by John Davies of Hereford ; 7, by John Speed; 8, by William Belcher, which last I here copy.
In Authorem, Gulielmi Belcheri Eulogium.
G.B. Art. 13. The Theatre of Honour and Knighthood; or a compendious Chronicle and Historie of the whole Christian World, containing the Originall of all Monarchies, Kingdomes, and Estates, with their Emperours, Kings, Princes, and Governors; their leginnings, continuance, and succession, to this present time. The first institution of armes, emblazons,
kings, heralds, and pursuivants of armes: With the ancient and moderne military orders of Knighthood in every kingdome. Of duelloes, or single comlats, with their originall Lawes, and olservations. Likewise of Joustes, Tourneyes, and Tournaments, and Orders belonging to them. Lastly, of Funerall Pompe, for Emperours, Kings, Princes, and meaner persons, with all the rites and ceremonies fitting for them. Written in French by Andrew Favine, Parisian : and Advocate in the High Court of Parliament. MDCXX. London, Printed by William Jaggard, dwelling in Barlican, 1623. Fol. pp. 1110.
Art. 14. The Compleat Gentleman, Fashioning him absolute in the most necessary and commendable qualities concerning minde or bodie, that may le required in a Noble Gentleman. By Henry Peacham, Mr. of Arts, sometime of Trinity College in Cambridge.
inutilis olim Ne videar vixisse.
Anno 1622. Imprinted at London for Francis Constable, and are to bee sold at his shop at the White Lion in Paule's Churchyard. 4to. pp. 211.
It has an engraved title-page by F. Delaram, and is dedicated to the Hon. William Howard, 3d son of Thomas Earl of Arundel. It was reprinted in 1627, 1634, and 1661. The last edition has additions, particularly in the heraldic part, by Thomas Blount. Peacham also wrote the “ Gentleman's Exercise in three books," of which the third is a dialogue on Heraldry. In his latter years he is said to have been reduced to poverty, and to have subsisted by writing those little penny books, which are the common amusement of children. See Gent. Mag. LXII. pp. 522, 715.
Ireland, was most cruelly murdered by the rebels at the house of the Rev. Dr. Waller, at Sharon, in that county, 2 March, 1797. There is no doubt that he fell a sacrifice to his exertions for suppressing that spirit of insurrection, which had prevailed for some time in other parts of Ulster, and had of late broke out in the district where he resided.
As a scholar he had great claims to distinction and respect. From the time of his election to a Fellowship of Trinity College, Dublin, he had devoted his studies, with equal application and success, to the cultivation of Natural History and Philosophy. His “ Letters on the coast of the County of Antrim,” very early attracted the notice of philosophers, as containing an ingenious and masterly review of the opinions concerning the origin and production of basaltic strata. His next publication was “ An Account of Experiments for determining the Temperature of the Earth’s Surface in Ireland,” printed in the Transactions of the R. I. A. for 1788.
His removal soon after to a college living, and the numerous avocations which followed it, interrupted his philosophical studies: but he found leisure to publish “ Letters on the French Revolution,” intended to instruct the middle and lower ranks of his countrymen. His last production was a Memoir on the Climate of Ireland, which did not appear before his death.
His active and benevolent spirit was incessantly employed in the service of his friends and his country; and his death was considered a public calamity. See Gent. Mag. Vol. 67, p. 180.