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THE

ANNUAL

BIOGRAPHY AND OBITUARY:

1830.

VOL. XIV.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR

LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, AND GREEN,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

1830.

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THE

ANNUAL

BIOGRAPHY AND OBITUARY,

OF

1829.

PART I.

MEMOIRS OF CELEBRATED PERSONS, WHO HAVE DIED WITHIN THE YEARS 1828-1829.

No. I.
SIR WILLIAM HOSTE, BART.

POST-CAPTAIN IN THE ROYAL NAVY, It. C.B. AND K.M.T.

The naval service of England has sustained a great loss in the death of this distinguished officer; and although this loss might have been more felt a few years ago than it is now, when the country is enjoying a state of profound peace, yet our gratitude for past services, and our admiration of high talents, unwearied zeal, and heroical bravery, should make us equally anxious to pay every tribute of respect to the memory of him who has served his country so well, as though he had been snatched from us, like Nelson, in the very act of achieving great and memorable deeds.

The family of Hoste was originally of Bruges, in Flanders, where the name occurs in the list of the city magistrates as

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