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be disappointed in our expectations, and Francesco Bartolozzi T. V. Newton find the profits of the Society inutfen! R. Yeo

Paul Sandby to detray' its expences, We huinbly hope Mary Moler Mason Chanıburlain that your Majesty will not deem that F. hayman

J. Baker cbarge ill applied which may be neceflary Franc. Cotes P. Toms to jupport so useful an Inititution.

Wm. Chambers Nath Ilone We are, with the strongest sentiments Ed. Penny Dom. Series of duty and respect,

Jos. Wilion

Tho.Gainiborough.
Your Majesty's most dutiful Geo. Birrett
Subjects and Servants,

Sir Joshua Reynolds did not fign the

Petition; though he was elected the Auguftino Carlini

first President of the Royal Academy by Frere. Zuccharelli Jchn Gwynn the unanimous voice of the Members, Nath. Dance

J. B. Cypriani who law plainly the honour that would Rich. Wilion Jer. Meyer

accrue to the Intitution by this distina G. M. Moser

Angelica Kaufman guilhed Arritt's taking posetion of their
Sam. Wale
C. Catton

Chair.
To the EDITOR of the EUROPEAN MAGAZINE.
SIR,

University of Cambridge on the 2d of THE Biographical Articie at the head February 1762, on the riguation, not

of your respectable Magazine, at the the death, of his íather; for his father did same time that it is flattering to the va

not die till the 29th of January 1968, nity of many an Author, renders it un

Prrientiy after, he was appointe.', by Dr. necessary for him to faiter hinteit, or

Walker himselt, who was then founding, when he publithes a Work to hang forth the Botanic Garden, his first Reader of his own face in tront,

Botany. Both thefe offices were without

emolument till the year 1774, when a la“With bays and wicked rhyme upon't.”

lary of one hundred pourds a year was Without entering into the discusion, given by the King, whilit the Duke of whether or not it be decorcus to exhibit Gration, Chancellor of the Univerhty, living characters to the public eye, it cer was at the heard of the Treatury; and to tainly is attended with this advantage, continued to the 2d of August 1793) that mistakes respecting thein may calily when Mr. Víartyn was appointed Regius be corrected and omiliions supplied. 1 Profeffor by patent, with a falary or two have taken the liberty of doing both on

hundred pounds a year. the subject of your Biographical Article If

fany merit is to be claimed from read. for December: and you will print it, un. ing Lectures in English, Mr. Martyn can less you are of opinion that er ough has derivenone from that circumstance ; for he already been laid on a subject of 10 little merely followed a cuttom which he found importance to the Public.

established, and which his father had Thomas Martyn was born in Church- adopted thirty years before. Mr. Martyn lane, Chelsea, on the 23d of September foretimes made excursions into the coun, 1735. He was admitted of Emanuel Cols try with his pupils, but not to constantly lege the 24th of June 1752, and was ma as his father had done ; the necessity of triculated of the University on the 18th of them being in fome degree luperfeded by December following.

the foundation of a Botanic Garden. He was elected to a Fellowship on the January 6th, 1773, Mr. Martyn was foundation of the Lady Frances Sydney, presented, by the then Binop of Ely, to Countess of Sussex, on the 27th of April the vicarage of Foxton, in Cambridge. 1758. He was ordained Deacon cn Tri- inire; and on December the sth, the nity Sunday, May the 211t, the fame year, same year, he was married to Miss Mar21 Conduit-Atreet Chapel, in the parish of tha Ellifton, titter to the present worthy St. George's, Hanover-square; and Mafter of Sydney College. Prielt at Buckden, on the 2. 3d of Decem January 1st, 1774, he was presented ber 1759; both hy Jita Thomas, then by John Berlase Warren, Esq. to the Lord Bishop of Lincoli. The beginning Reciory of Ludgerhall, in Buckingham. of this year he was an untuccefstul can shire; and on August 10th, 1776, to the didate for the Lecture ipot Chelsea, then Vicarage of Little Marlow, in that county, vacant by the death of his schoolinafter, by the same patron.

Mr. Warien, now Sir John Borlafe Mr. Martyn was unanimously chosen Warren, never was Nr. Martyn's pupil, Profellor of Botany by the Senate of the but there had been a friendihip between

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them for many years, and Sir Johp in given to pupils. Great part of the impre trusted his brother to Mr. Martyn's care. lion was burnt.

On being presented to Little Marlow, The English-Connoisseur, 2 vols. 12mo. Mr. Martyn resigned Foxton, and quitted 1766. Triplow for that place on the 34th of Differtations on Virgil's Æneids, by the October 1776. July 29th, 1778, he fets late John Martyn; with a Lite of the off for the Continent, and returned from 1. Author, by his Son. 1770. 12mo. his travels Sept. 2d, 1780. He removed. A Catalogue of Engravers, with their to London Nov. 27th, 1784, and on marks. Axonymous.

1770. June 4th, the year following, he refigned A Catalogue of the Botanic Garden at the Rectory of Ludgershall to his brother, Cambridge. 1771. 8vo. the Rev. Claudius Martyn.

Catalogi Horti Botanici Cantabrigienfis 1786, May 18th, he was elected a Fel Mantifia. 1772. 8vo. low of the Royal Society, and admitted The Antiquities of Herculaneum, tranon the 15th of June.

Alated from the Italian. Vol. I. 1772. 1788, June 18th, he was appointed to 4to. the donative of Edgware, in Middlesex, Elements of Natural History, Part I. by William Lee Antonie, Esq. the pation. Containing the Mammalia. 1775. 8vo.

July 15th, the same year, he was re Heads of a Courie of Lectures in Natural ceived Fellow of the Linnean Society. History. 1782.

March 18th, 1794, he was presented Letters on the Elements of Botany; by the Society for the linprovement of translated from Rousseau, with confiNaval Architecture with their first gold

derable Additions. 1785. Of ibis medal, for his services in the original in work there have been five edit ons. ftitution of that Society, and acting as A Tour through Italy, with the Sketch their first Secretary.

of a Tour to Swifierland. 1787. 12m0. The circumstance in a literary man's *Anonymous. life of most importance to the Public is Thirty-eight Plates with Explanations, what works he has written and published; adapted to the Letters on Botany. an accurate list therefore of theie is fub. 1788. 8vo. joined, with their dates, in the order of A Tour through Italy. Edit. 2. 8vo their publication.

1791. Plantæ Cantabrigienses; or, a Catalogue Flora Rustica, with Plates, by Nodder.

of the Plants growing wild about Cam A periodical work commenced in No. bridge, 1763. 8vo. This is beibird vember 1791. - 4 vols. 8vo. Catalogue of Cambridgeshire. Plants, The Gardener's and Botanist's Dictionary. Tbe firji by Ray, alphabetical. The sc. Begun to be printed Dec. 29, 1792. cond by Profejor Jobn Martyn, accorda: The first part was published on the ing to Ray's method : and ibis in Lin.

zoth of May, 1795. 22ceus's arrangement. They are all not The Language of Botany. 1793. A fesuperseded by Mr. Reiban's Flora Can

cond edition was published in 1795. tabrigiensis : except that tbe Plantæ Besides the above works, Mr. Martya Cantabrigienses contains directions for has written occasionally without his name ibe principal excursions round Cam in many periodical publications : and the bridge, and lifts of will plants in uij Governors of Addenbroke's Infirmary ferent counties.

thought proper to print a Sermon preached Heads of a Course of Lectures in Botany, by him before them, the second year of

1764. This was not juled, but only the inftitution of that useful charity.

BANK OF ENGLAND NEW BUILDINGS.

[ WITH A VIEW. ] THE New Building situated in Loth: together. It were to be wished the

bury was executed under the in- space was wider before it, as the past fpection of J. SOANE, E'q.' Architect lenger cannot see it to that advantage to the Bank of England ; it is on a 'he otherwise would. The Gateway, ia neat plan ; the inside, which is intended particular, conveys at once neatness and for offices, not yet finished, will add grandeur, the workmanship of which much to the convenience as well as digs will bear the nicest critical observation. nity of that noble range of buildings, as it now joins the Eait and Weft tides

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MEMOIRS OF THE-- Late MRS. POP É;

OF COVENT-GARDEN THEATRE.

[Continued from Page 159.) MISS YOUNGE having made fome them to the best of all possible purposes,

occasional trips to Ireland, her fame in constant acts of prayer, and pious rein Dublin was as well established as in fignation to her cond on. London. The Manager ofCrow-street Ther. During this interval, being requested atre oberefore, in the year 1735, renewed by a female friend to endeavour to coman engagement with her for that lunimer, pole herself, the complacently said, “ the when live, in company with the late Mr. would, if the would firft permit her to Henderton and Mr. Pope (1 ycuing actor repeat Pope's Universal Prayer," which trom Dublin), who made his appearance the immediately began, and recited withthe winter before at Covent Garden The out ever missing a single word, with a atre in Oroonoko with very considerable precisron, a fervour, and fullness of voice, applaude), let out for that capital in the that delighted and astonished every body June of the fame year. Accident threw about her. Mr. Pope, Miss Younge, and another For the last fortnight the daily became Lady of her acquaintance, into the fame more insensible, feidom speaking, and poft-chaile, and as Cupid avails himself then evidently with great effort, until much of accident, the two former, from Sunday the 12th of March, when the fellow.travellers, foon commenced lovers. reíuled all nourishment, and gave strong In short, towards the clofe of that leaton tymptoms of approaching dissolution. they were inarried together in Dublin, She continued in this state till the mornon terms of settlement, &c. very credita. ing of the 14th, when the made signs to ble to the fincerity of Mr. Pope's affec a particular friend as if she had lome

thing to communicate; many things The following winter Mr. and Mrs. were suggested to her, to all of which Pope reaflumed their lituations at Covent she waved her head ; till, very opport Garden Theatre; he in the first lines of tunely, her old and valued friend, the Tragedy and Comedy, the as evidently Rev. Mr. Matthew, called in, and read the firit actress in all the parts of her pro- prayers by her. This seemed to be the leffion ; which the supported with a fta- object the aimed at, as she grew instantly tionary degree of reputation till Thurf- composed, and, closing her hands togeday the 26th of January 1797, when, ther' as well as her inform state would in the nin of the new Comedy called permit, joined most fervently in the de. “ A Cure for the Heart-Ache," she was votions. reluctantly confined to her bed. She After this the relapsed into a state of tound herself so ill three days before this, infenfibility till Wednesday the 15th that done but thofe who felt like her March, when, about half past two o'clocks would venture out ; but such was her on that murning, the expired without a zeal for her profession, such her invariable groan. sense of duty to Managers, Authors, and By Mrs. Pope's marriage settlement Petomers, that, from the bare hint he had the power of disposing of her for, from her physician Dr. Warren, that her tune by will; but with that justice and business mizbt diffipate her disorder, the propriety which ever diftinguished her cheerfully tried the experiment. character, by dying inteltate, the left the

Nature, however, was not to be con- whole of her property, except a few no. quered thus; her illness increaied upon minal legacies, to her husband. ter fo much, that on her return from the Her remains were carried, in a hearse Theatre she was seized with such a light- and fix horses, from her house in Halfbeis in her head, as for a while to deprive moon-ftreet, Piccadilly, on Wednesday ber of all sensation. From this moment le ihe 22d of March following, between the was confined to her bed, and it was foon hours of twelve and one o'clock, attend. diícovered that the had a paralytic atfec. ed by her particular friends in twomourn. tion. During the first month there were ing coaches, and followed by the GenLopes of her recovery, as she retained her tlemen composing the s boud of Garrick* lentes pretty accurately, and employed (wearing the medallion of the founder).

A few months before Mrs. Pope's death the was instituted an honorary Member of this So ety, a id at the same time complimented with a gold medab YOL XXXL APRIL 1997

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