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merely to describe them. In eight days
we arrived at the solitary convent
which stands between Mounts Horeb
and Sinai; and, resolving to remain
there five days, we sent away the Arabs,
desiring them to return at the expira-
tion of that period. The first day was
entirely given up to rest; the next we
ascended the mountain, and descended
on the other side, visiting all the sites
mentioned in the Bible, and pointed
out by the friar who accompanied us.
The day after we resolved to take a
general view of the mountain, and, after
three o'clock, when it became cool, to
ascend it, and sleep in a ruined Chris-
tian chapel, which stands by the side of
a Turkish mosque on the summit, that
we might see the sun rise, and make
sketches of the interesting parts as we
descended. This was done. He then
complained of a slight indisposition,
and left tile mountain with the servant
before me, saying be was afraid of the
sun ; while I remained behind, to finish
a sketch I had begun. I reached the
convent two hours after him, found he
bad already dined, was smoking his pipe
on the divan, and seemed perfectly re-
covered. Attributing his indisposition
to fatigue, he remained within the rest
of the day. The day after we com-
pleted the rest of the sketches we had
determined on, and the morning fol-
lowing left the convent . Two days
after he complained of want of sleep.
The third day we stopped to visit some
Egyptian ruins on a mountain called
Sarabeits el Khudam; the day after
there was a change in the atmosphere,
and the hot winds of the desert began
to blow. We reached a valley called
Wady Taibe. It is necessary to ex-
plain, that when these winds commence,
the burning heat which they bring with
them does not become oppressive till
after the sun has passed the meridian.
On the next Hay, huving found the
truth of this, we pitched our tents rather
earlier than usual, at a spot called
Amora, resolving to start at three
o'clock in the morning. About the
time agreed we left. As bis drome-
dary was ready before mine, he took the
bridle, and walked forward; on over-
taking him, I found him still dismount-
ed. I endeavoured to persuade him to
ride fast in the cool of the morning,
that he might go slowly towards the
latter end of the ride, and by that means
reach Agna Moota (the Springs of
Moses) by mid-day. His answer wns,

'Get on yourself; I warrant my dro-
medary will overtake you, and pass you
too.* Upon which I trotted on. Our
road lay along the shores of the Red
Sea, clear and open over the sand, with
the exception of a few small valleys.
My dromedary being a very fleet one, I
soon left them behind, and at mid-day
arrived at the well.

"Concluding Mr. Webster's drome-
dary bad fallen lame, as is often the
case, from the feet being cut by the
stones, I ordered the dinner to be
cooked, that every tliing might be ready
when he came up, which was in about
an hour afterwards. On his arrival he
complained that u short time after I left
him he had a return of a pain in his
head, which induced him to send the
servant forward with the tent while he
remained behind, intending to come on
slowly with the camels bringing the
luggage. At four o'clock, the Arabs
came to us to say that, if we would go
to Suez in an hour and a half, it would
be necessary to go there to arrive oppo-
site the town before sunset, as we
should have to ford the sea for about a
mile, the water in most parts being up
to the camels' bellies; that such a thing
was impracticable by moonlight; and
that if we went in the night it would be
necessary to take another route, which,
instead of an hour and a half, would
require five. Upon this I proposed in-
stantly starting myself, with an Arab,
for the town, and, on my arrival, to send
a boat with the servant to wait for Mr.
Webster on the shore; that on his com-
ing there in the evening he might leave
his dromedary with the caravan, which
would go on by the other route, and he
would pass over direct in the boat. To
this he objected, observing it would be
so interesting to cross on the dromedary
the spot on which the Egyptian army
was overthrown, and that we would
make the time going two hours, instead
of an hour and a half.

"We accordingly ordered the things
to be moved, and wrapping ourselves in
our Bedouin cloaks, and tying handker-
chiefs over our faces, and putting ano-
ther over our mouths, we mounted and
left the spot. This was the only way in
which we could face the wind; it
seemed to blow, as it were, from a fur-
nace. In consequence of exposing
our faces the day before, our eyes had
become rather inflamed, our lips cracked,
and our mouths completely parched.
By clothing ourselves in this manner wo

guarded against it in a great measure,
and, by drinking much water, I kept up
a perfuse perspiration. I could not pre-
vail on Mr. W. to do so, as the water
had become so very bad and thick, that
we were obliged to suck it out of the
leathern bottles through our pocket
handkerchiefs. To add to our misfor-
tunes, on our arrival at Suez, we found
our servant had received a coup tie soldi,
and was very ill. The next day we
performed but half a day's journey, and
obtained wholesome water. We went
on slowly, and arrived in Cairo in two
days and a half; the distance can be
done by a dromedary with ease in 18
hcurs. On entering the house we sat
down to lunch, and Mr. W. partook of
a water melon and some bread and
cheese with me. I cannot say he was ill;
perhaps indisposed would better express
his state, as, when I proposed to send
for Dr. Dusapp, he said it was useless
then — it would suffice if he came after
dinner. I must here observe, that
during the whole journey, but particu-
larly towards the latter part, he ate and
drank very sparingly, having always a
great fear of fever. We arrived on
Tuesday, the 29th of July. In the after-
noon Dr. Dusapp called, but declined
prescribing, thinking it probably arose
from the heat and fatigue of the journey,
and said he would call again in the
morning. In the night .Mr. W. com-
plained of being feverish, and of sleep-
lessness. In the morning Dr. Dusapp
put leeches on his stomach, and also on
his head, which relieved him. At mid-
day he had a violent attack of fever,
upon which I instantly sent for the
doctor: but before he arrived it had
passed, and he felt himself perfectly well,
complaining only of weakness. On
Thursday evening, while sitting with
him, so far from danger being appre-
hended on either his part or mine, we
were then concerting to leave Cairo in
about a week for the Pyramids. At a
little after two o'clock, 1 came to dinner,
leaving him without any alteration. At
three next day, Dr. Dusapp said the
patient was much the same. I then told
him I thought he was kept on too low a
diet, and that Dr. Bryce coincided in
my opinion; that I had prepared some
broth for him, which he had objected to
take until he had seen him (Dr. Du-
sapp), who said he bad no objection to
his eating some, provided he first took
some sulphate of quinine, which we had
by us. He went up to administer it.

He descended the stairs shortly after,
and then for the first time said there was
danger, leaving the room to seek for Dr.
Bryce. In an instant I was up stairs,
and found him, poor fellow! senseless.
I took hU hand, begged he would speak
to me, called to him, but received no
answer; and tried to restore him by
means of cold water on the temples. I
then rushed out of the house in a state
of despair to the door, to request the im-
mediate return of Dr. Dusapp, with
Dr. Bryce; and despatched messengers
for another Italian physician, and also
the physician of Abbas Pacha, Dr.
Gong. Dr. Bryce came instantly. Every
restorative was used, but it was too late.
His reduced state was unable to resist
the fever, which had on a tudden re-
turned, and he sank under it!

"I have had the painful duty of fol-
lowing his remains to the tomb. He
was interred at Old Cairo, in the Greek
burial-ground, the English not having a
burial-ground for private interments.
An acacia tree overshadows his grave,
over which I have given orders for a
plain monument to be erected, with a
marble tablet, containing his name, age,
and day of death. The funeral service
was performed by the Rev. William
Cruser, who is stationed here by the Mis-
sionary Society; and be assured, my
dear Sir, that every thing has and *hall
be done that the thoughts of friendship
can suggest, or the necessity of the case
require. Believe me to remain, dear Sir,
yours very sincerely, W. H. Newnham.

"G. Webster, Esq."

Gentleman's Magazine.

WHARTON.Mrs. Elizabeth, fourth
daughter of the late Thomas Wharton,
Esq. of Old Park; and sister to the
late Thomas Wharton, Esq. F. R. S.
and M.P. for Durham.

Mrs. Wharton was one of those per-
sons whose excellent qualities are known
only in the circle of their private friends,
though they may possess talents and vir-
tues of a higher order than many can
boast of who have attracted to themselves
the admiration of the public. We have
a pleasure in noticing persons of this
description, and may safely assert that
Mrs. E. Wharton held an exalted station
in the sphere in which she lived. She
possessed a masculine understanding
and a sound judgment. Whatever she
knew she knew well. Every subject
which came under her consideration
was weighed in a fair balance, latent
merits were ascertained, false prcten-

sions discarded, and the standard of
truth applied alike to persons and things
with promptness and decision. No won-
der, then, that, possessed of such acknow-
ledged powers of discrimination, she
was frequently consulted by her ac-
quaintances, and that the knowledge
which she had laid up in store for her-
self should have become highly profita-
ble to her friends. The science to which
she had devoted the most pait of her
time and attention was Botany, in which
she was a very considerable proficient.
Several folio volumes of British plants,
drawn in water colours with great spirit
and fidelity, and with close regard to^the
individual character of the subjects de-
picted, attest her skill and industry, and
would prove a valuable acquisition to
science if published to the world. Her
religion was unaffected and pure; her
conduct throughout life guided by the
most steady and uncompromising prin
ciples of moral rectitude. Equally
guarded against the misrepresentations
of fraud and the aspersions of malice,
her heart was ever tenderly i. ve to the
impulses of charity. An injury arising
from a severe fall in her youth, gra-
dually,'in its consequences, deprived
her of many of tlw resources which
might have been the ornament aud so-
lace of her maturer age. Her arms be-
came paralysed and her sight impaired.
In consequence of long-protr.icted ill-
ness she was chiefly confined to her
couch, and rendered dependent upon
others for some years previous to her
death. Still, however, were her spirits
unsubdued, her conversation animated,
and her example truly edifying. The
warm interest which she continued to
take in passing events was devoid of that
morbid curiosity which seeks for amuse-
ment from the retail of news. It was
for the most part excited by circum-
stances which led her to think, and
compare, and draw conclusions which
often escaped the sagacity of less cool
reasoners. It was delightful to observe
how she sympathised, with a sort of
youthful ardour, in the pains or plea-
sures of her friends, the satisfaction she
evinced in their welfare, and the eager-
ness with which she would caution them
against any project which might lead to
their prejudice. Her resignation to the
will of God was conspicuous; yet her
sufferings and her patience under them
were topics from which she herself
always carefully abstained, but which it
becomes therefore more incumbent in us

to notice in this brief sketch of her cha-
racter and her virtues. — Gentleman i
Magmdne.

WILBRAHAM, Roger, Esq.,
F. U. S. and F. S. A. in Stratton Street,
Piccadilly; February, 1829; aged 86.

Tbis gentleman, who has long been
well known as a patron of literature
and science, was the second and young-
est surviving son of Roger Wilbraham,
of Nantwich, Esq,. and uncle to the
present George Wilbraham, of Dela.
mere Lodge, Cheshire, Esq. His own
uncles, who were of some eminence,
were Randle Wilbraham, Esq. LL. D.
Deputy-Steward of the University of
Oxford; Thomas Wilbraham, M.D. and
F.R.S., Fellow of All Souls' College,
Oxford, and of the College of Phy-
sicians; and the Rev. Henry William
Wilbraham, Fellow of Brazenose, and
Rector of Shelford, Oxfordshire.
The family is descended from Rich-
ard Wilbraham, who died Common-
Serjeant of London iu 1601, and
whose brother, Sir Roger*, was Soli-
citor-general for Ireland. (See the pedi-
gree in Ormerod's Cheshire, vol. n.
p. 65). Mr. Wilbrahrirn's mother was
Mary,eldest da-ighler of Thomas Hunt,
of Mollington, in Cheshire, Esq. by
Mary-Vere Rohartes, sister and heiress
to Henry Earl of Radnor.

Mr. Wilbraham proceeded B. A.
17C5, and M. A. 1768, at Trinity Col-
lege, Cambridge, and was elected a
Fellow of that Society. He was elected
F.R S. in 17f?y,and F.S.A. in 17...

Being desirous of a seat in Parlia-
ment, Mr. Wilbraham, at the general
election in 1784, was a candidate for
the borough of jSt. Michael's, and in
a double return was first named; but
the other candidate, Sir Christopher
Hawkins, was successful in his opposi-
tkm. However, on a vacancy in 1786,
Mr. Wilbraham was elected for the
borough of Helston. At the general
election in 1790 he was returned for
Bodmin, for which he sat till the disso-
lution in 1796.

Mr Wilbraham was an active member
of Ihe Horticultural Society. In the se-
cond volume of their Transactions, pp.
58— 63. is a " Report of the Fruit Com-
mittee," in 1812, drawn up by him. In

• Sir Roger's residence was in St.
John's Gate, Clarkenwell, in the very
rooms in which, at a subsequent period,
the " Gentleman's Magazine" was first
produced.

1819 he communicated "An Account
of Two Mulberry trees, growing in the
Garden of Mr. Coke at Holkham,"
printed ibid. vol. ill. 3d4. The exhibi-
tions of his fruit are frequently noticed
in the same collection.

In 1817 Mr. Wilbraham communi-
cated to the Society of Antiquaries " An
Attempt at a Glossary of some Words
used in Cheshire." This was published
in the Archxologia, vol. \i\. pp. 13—
42; and was afterwards reprinted in a
separate duodecimo volume in 1826.

In the " Repertorium Bihliographi-
cum," published by Mr. Clarke in 1819, it
is remarked that - Mr. Wilbraham's fine
collection of Italian and Spanish books
includes an assemblage of all that is rare
and curious in the classes of early
poetry, novels, and romances: many of
these were procured during his travels
abroad, or at the sales of Crofts Pinelli,
and other celebrated collections. Mr.
Wilbraham is also in possession of many
of the works of the Italian dramatic
writers of the sixteenth and seventeenth
centuries; faceti.-e ; numerous volumes
of old English poetry and plays; and
most of the ancient and modern lexico-
graphers." Six pages of Mr. Clarke's
work are occupied by an enumeration of
Mr. Wilbraham's principal treasures.

"A valuable portion of the library of
the late Roger Wilbraham, Esq., con-
taining all his rare articles in Italian
literature, and a selection from other
classes," was sold by auction by Mr.
Evans of Fall Mall, on the lOtli of
June, 1829, and five following days.—
Gentleman's Magrdne.

WILLIAMS, H. W., Esq. ; June
23. 1829. — This ingenious and amia-
ble artist, whose name has so long and
so justly been associated with that ever
glorious Greece, the unrivalled monu-
ments of which the happiest efforts of bis
pencil were employed in illustrating,
died of a cancer in the stomach, nnder
the excruciating tortures of which he
had suffered,'' for nearly eight months
previous to his decease, with a degree of
fortitude and resignation altogether ex-
traordinary. Mr. Williams, we under-
stand, was a native of Wales, as his
name indeed seems to indicate; but he
had been long domiciled in Scotland,
his adopted country, where his name had
been enrolled in the honourable cata-
logue of her native artists. — Blackwood's
Magazine.

WOOD, Sir Mark, of Gatton Park,
By this lady, who survives him, Lord louche had two sons and three daughters, who will be noticed hereafter.

in Surrey, Bart., F.R.S ;Feb.6. 1829;
at his house in Pall-Mall; aged 82.

Sir Mark was the eldest son of Alex-
ander Wood, Esq. of Perth, descended
from the Woods of Largo, to the honours
and estates of whom Sir Mark succeed-
ed on the death of JohnWood, Esq. who
had been Governor and Captain-general
of the Isle of Man.

Sir Mark went to India with his next
brother the late Sir George Wood,
K.C. B., who attained the rank of Ma-
jor-General in the East India Compa-
ny's service, and died in 1824. Sir
Mark entered, in 1770, into the Compa-
ny's corps of Engineers on the Bengal
establishment. He was made a Captain
in 1778; Major and Surveyor-general in
1787; and in the latter year also ob-
tained the highly lucrative appointment
of Chief Engineer at Bengal. In 179O
he returned to England, and became
proprietor by purchase of the beautiful
residence and estate of Piercefield on the
banks of the Wye.

Sir Mark first entered Parliament in
1794, as Member, on the retirement of
Richard Johnson, Esq., for Milborne
Port, being then styled a Colonel in the
army of the East India Company. At
the general election in 1796, he stood a
severe contest for Newark, against the
late Sir William Paxton, in conjunction
with the present Lord Manners, who was
returned with him. On the next occa-
sion, in 1802, he was unsuccessful in a
contest for Shaftesbury with Robert
Hurst, Esq., and was in consequence re-
turned for Gatton, the domain of which
he had recently purchased, and disposed
of Piercefield. He continued to repre-
sent this borough (as it must be owned
he had every right to do) until (he dis-
solution in 1818, when he retired alto-
gether from public life ; having given a
uniform support to the measures of Mr.
Pitt, and subsequently to those of the
Earl of Liverpool.

Sir Mark was the author of " A Re-
view of the Origin, Progress, and Result
of the late War with Tippoo Sultaun,
1800," 4to. ; also, of " The Importance
of Malta considered, with Remarks dur-
ing a Journey from England, through
Egypt to India, in 1779," published in
4to. 1803.

Sir Mark was created a Baronet, Oct.
3. 1808. He married at Calcutta, May
17. 1786, Rachael, daughter of Robert
Dashwood, Esq., and by her, who died
in 1802, had issue: 1. Alexander, who

was a Cornet in the 11 th Dragoons, but died at the age of fifteen in 1805: 2. Sir Mark, who has succeeded to the Baronetcy, and has sat in Parliament for Gatton: 3. Eliza-Georgiana, deceased; :nd, •). Rachael, married June 13.1816, t i William Joseph Lockwood, Esq. of i i-w , Hall, Essex.

> The remains of the deceased Baronet were interred in Gatton church on the 13th of February.

His will has been proved in Doctors' Commons, his personal property being returned as under 60,0001. He has left Gatton and his other freehold estates, and the bulk of his fortune, to the present Baronet. — Gentleman s Magazine. WOOD, Mr. George, for some years proprietor, editor, and publisher of the Kent Herald Newspaper, at Canterbury; August H. 1829; of an attack of gout in the stomach. In private life he had many estimable qualities ;—his charities were extensive without ostentation — his friendship was sincere—his hostility open and manly. In his death the poor man has lost a friend. That he was not free from faults must be admitted; but they were errors that his relatives may regret, yet not feel ashamed of. *' De mortuis nil nisi bonum." Be it not forgotten, that his life was eminently useful to his native place, and advantageous to the general cause of mankind. There is reason to fear that his decease was hastened by the embarrassed state of his affairs, but he had long been a martyr to the gout. Alas! "He was but born to to try The lot of man—to suSer and to die!" —Monthly Magazine.

Z.

ZOUCHE, the Right Hon. Sir Cecil Bisshopp, Baron of Haryngworth, by writ of summons to Parliament in 1308, eighth Baronet of Parham, D. C. L. and F.R.S.; at Parham, in Sussex; Nov. 11. 1829 ; aged nearly 75.

His Lordship was born Dec. 29.1753; the eldest son of Sir Cecil Bisshopp, the sixth Baronet, by Susanna, eldest daughter of John Hedges, of Finchley in Middlesex, Esq. He succeeded his father in the Baronetcy in September, 1779; and in 1782 married HarriotAnne, only child and heiress of William Southwell, of Bampton in Gloucestershire, Esq. uncle to Lord de Clifford.

At the general election in 178O Sir Cecil was elected to Parliament as Member for Shoreham in Sussex ; and he was also returned by that borough on four other occasions, in 1784, 1796,180l,and 1802.

Sir Cecil was elcct'.'d a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1791; and created D. C. L. at the Encomia at Oxford in 1810.

At what time Sir Cecil first conceived the idea of advancing his claims to the ancient Barony of Zouche we are not exactly informed. His claim was in some degree strengthened in 1802. In that year, by the death of his maternal aunt the Hon. Mrs. William Bate-man, without issue, he became (his mother having died before in 1796) the !-ole representative of his grandmother Catherine Tale, the elder coheiress of her great grandfather Zouche Tate, who again was son of the elder daughter and coheiress of Edward the eleventh Lord Zouche, the last who had sat in that Barony, and who clied in 162.T. Of that Barou's younger daughter no descendants could be traced after the time of the Commonwealth; and theclaimsof Mary, the younger sister of CatherineTate, had subdivided into three portions, in the persons of her three grandaughters and coheiresses, the daughters of Robert Long, Esq., who died in 1772, and the wives respectively of John Oliver, Esq., Samuel Scudamore Heming, Esq., and Thomas Bayley Howell, Esq. After the proofs of the pedigree hail been referred to a Committee of Privileges in the House of Peers, Ihey came to a decision April 24. 1807; when it was resolved that the Barony was in abeyance between Sir Cecil Bisshopp and Mrs. Oliver, Mrs. Howell and SamuelGeorge Heming,Esq., son of Mrs. Heming, as co-representatives of the eldest daughter of the last Lord Zouche; and the descendants, if any should be found to exist, of Mary Zouche, his youngest daughter. At length by writ of summons dated August 27. 1815, the Prince Regent was graciously pleased to terminate the abeyance, and Sir Cecil Bisshopp was called to the House of Peers to sit in the place of the ancient Barons Zouch«of Haryngworth. — It should be added that, by the same descent, Sir Cecil was equally entitled to the Baronies

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