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were eagerly seized by the latter, and their the Hebrew ladies did honour to themwives and children, as well as their goods, selves when they presented this poblecrammed indiscriminately into them. Mr. · hearted daughter of their race with a tesBrown, when a boy, had many narrow es- timony of esteem. capes of this description. Thrown on his She was one of whom they might well own resources, he acted with character. be proud ; it will be long before we shall istic energy. Entertaining no sympathy forget the kindly generous nature, the with the anti-English party, he at once tender sympathy, and perfect truthfulness changed the politics of his paper -a step of the dark eyed, full-hearted “ Jewess," which excitedconsiderableanimosity against foremost in all good and righteous deeds. him, the friends of " freedom of opinion" In person Grace Aguilar was tall and carrying their violence so far as to attempt slight; her manner gentle and persuasive; even personal chastisement. Mr. Brown, but when she spoke she was remarkably however, adbered to his course, and his earnest, and when she became excited paper flourished, despite all opposition. her full dark eyes were dazzling in their At that period every ship from Europe brightness. She was deeply read in the conveyed news of the great events of the history of her people, perfectly heroic in war. Mr. Brown projected and perfected their defence, but without a single taint of a system of boat expresses, to board the bitterness towards “ the Christian." Her English vessels on their arrival, by which family found refuge in England from the means he was enabled to outstrip all his persecutions in Portugal, and to England contemporaries. This may be considered she was fervently attached. She mani. as the first step in that magnificent system fested a talent for literary composition at of expressing wbich bas since been car- an early age, and devoted herself to it ried out with so much skill in England, with a faithful desire to discover and proand which now reflects so much honour on pagate truth. A little anecdote speaks the British press.

volumes for the generosity of her nature. During the frightful ravages of the yel. At one time her circumstances obliged her low fever at Philadelphia, Mr. Brown con- to require the “bire” which literary latinued the publication of his newspaper, bourers are frequently supposed to be able at the imminent risk of his life, at a period to do without-as if the thinking facul. when the whole city was deserted by its ties were the most worthless as regarded inhabitants, and the grass grew high in this world of any of God's good gifts ; the streets. Being the only paper pub. but, some addition being made to her lished, the fugitive citizens, dispersed over income, she wrote to the editor of a pethe country, were indebted to it alone for riodical to which she was a regular coninformation of their scattered friends, and tributor, saying that she knew she did not of the progress of the disease.

now need remuneration as much as some Mr. Brown, however, soon saw too others, and requesting that what she had much of " liberalism” to remain in a land been accustomed to receive might be where “ liberalism" was then rampant. added to their mite ! Grace was by no He disposed of his property in the “ Phi. means rich when she so acted: many ladelphia Gazette,' and, in 1802, he em- would call her poor ; but she had always barked for England. During the whole something to besto and the manner of of the long period which has since elapsed, the gift doubled the charity. Her voice he has ever employed such means as lay was a welcome sound in many a poor at bis disposal in the support of the good dwelling; and she never inquired whether old Tory cause. From 1806 to 1826 he the alms-asker was Jew or Gentile. From resided in Bristol. He had retired from her youth she was considered fragile ; but the active duties of life some years.— Bris- nothing restrained the energy of her mind tol Mirror.

and actions. She would continue to

write ; and she paid the penalty of overMiss GRACE AGUILAR.

exertion sooner than most persons do. In Sept. 10. At Frankfort, aged 31, Grace, the early part of this year it was thought only

daughter of the late Emanuel Aguilar, that perfect change would restore the of Hackney, authoress of many popular tone of her enfeebled frame; and, accomworks in favour of the Jews, and urging panied by her mother, she resolved to tbeir claims to free and equal civil and re- visit a brother in Germany-who is winligious rights throughout the civilised ning his way to high musical honours. world.

Her sensitive and educated mind was alive Miss Aguilar's last work, “ Home In- to everything beautiful in Nature and Art; fluences," deserves a place in every house but she became weaker and weaker, still -wbether Jew or Christian dwell therein. the lamp of life burned clearly and brightly Her “ Women of Israel” is so chivalrous to the last- there was no flickering before in spirit, and so eloquent in style, that it was extinguished, and her intense suf, GENT. MAG. VOL. XXIX.


ferings seemed but to ripen her for eter- when he called; but his application was nity. (Abridged from the Arl-Union.) heard and his drawings examined by Allan -Å. M. H.

Cunningham, who filled, as is well known,

the place of foreman in the studio of Ma. M. L. WATSON.

Chantrey. The drawings were left ; and Oct. 28. At his studio in Bidborough- in the course of the next day Mr. Watson street, Burton-crescent, Mr. Musgrave L. was engaged as a modeller" by Chantrey, Watson, sculptor.

and employed at once, if we remember He was born at Hawkesdale, near Car- rightly, on the fine figure of Mrs. Digby, lisle, in the year 1804, the son of a gen- now in Worcester Cathedral. Chantrey tleman of small independent property; and soon discovered the value of Mr. Watson, at the age of seventeen was articled to a for since Frederick Smith's time he was solicitor at Carlisle of the name of Moun- the best modeller and the best artist that cey. However, after two years' trifling had wrought in the studio. Watson as with the pursuit selected for him, he soon discovered the real value of his serquitted the lawyer's office, and with a vices, and asked for an increase of wages, portfolio of drawings and a few models which Mr. Cunningham admitted that he made his way to London and the studio of deserved, and undertook to recommend Flaxman. A small model of a Grecian his having to Sir Francis Chantrey. This, shepherdess by him attracted the attention however, Chantrey rather_abruptly deof the great sculptor, who talked to him clined acceding to; and Watson, after for some time about his art, praised the an interview with him on the subject, model, and advised him to send it to the threw up his engagement. He now sought Royal Academy. The model was sent work, and obtained it readily enough ; accordingly, and the young artist imme. first with Mr. Baily, and afterwards with diately admitted a student of the academy. Mr. Behnes; and after a time, finding his His next step, we have heard, was to ar- skill increase, he set up once more on his ticle himself to Mr. Sievier, the sculptor, own account, but in so small a way that with whom he remained for a very short his name was unknown beyond the walls period, Flaxman advising him to go to of the London studios. At this time Italy as soon as his means would enable Chantrey died; and on Allan Cunninghim to get away. This, it appears, was ham's recommendation Lord Eldon was soon accomplished; and bidding farewell pleased to entrust the two colossal statues to the great sculptor of his admiration, he of the late Lords Eldon and Stowell-one went through France to Milan and Rome, of Chantrey's last and largest commissions taking every opportunity of seeing and to Mr. Watson for completion. Chantrey studying the priocipal works of art wher- had done nothing to the work beyond a few ever he went. A three years' residence in indications on paper; and the two statues, Italy exhausted the allowance which he which are now, we are told, fast rising received from his father ; and, too proud from the marble, were designed under the to ask for more (for he thought it was superintendence of Allan Cunningham, high time now to do something for him. modelled and since completed in plaster self), he returned to England ; made Lon

and part in marble by Mr. Watson. They don his head-quarters ; and rented a small

will be placed in the ante-chapel of New studio near the British Museum. Here

college, Oxford. Another of his better he drew a variety of designs in illustration

works (for he was only rising into reputaof Homer ; but, finding his memory too tion at his death) is a full-sized portrait often betraying his pencil into something statue of Flaxman, modelled in 1843, and more than mere recollections of Flaxman

transferred to marble at the request of a and the antique, he put his Homer aside, committee consisting of the Marquess of and sought subjects for his pencil in the

Lansdowne, Mr. Rogers, Mr. Hallam, “ Canterbury Tales," and the “ Faerie

Mr. Eastlake, Mr. Barry, and other wellQueene.” To this period of his life be- knowp connoisseurs and artists. A go. long a gmall figure of Sigismunda, and vernment work on which he was employed two small statuettes of Chaucer and

at the time of his death, and of which he Spenser, full of poetic dignity and ease. has left, we believe, a fourth-sized model, From the day-dream about art in which is the Battle of St. Vincent, one of the he now indulged he was rather abruptly four battle bas-reliefs for the Nelson Moawakened by finding his last shilling ex- nument. His known and exhibited works hausted, no patrons at his door, and his

are few in number, and the cbief of them name unkoown. It was time to do some

which we can call to mind are the following: thing; and, still unwilling to apply to his the bas-relief on Mr. Moxhay's Hall of friends for assistance, he went to the studio Commerce in Threadneedle-street, a work of Chantrey, exbibited his drawings, and executed in an insufficient time and for an asked for work. Chantrey was from home insufficient sum, though clever-statue of Queen Elizabeth in the Royal Exchange, tinct. The tribe have appointed a sucin which he has softened down the collars cessor of the name of Blyth. and ornaments of over-dressed Majesty Much has been said about attenipts to with taste and ingenuity-a monument to reform the character of the Yetholm gipthe unfortunate Dr. Cameron of the Forty- sies, and to reclaim them from their vaFive, erected in Savoy Chapel-a monu- grant habits. Mr. Baird, the minister of ment to Allan Cupningham, to be erected the parish, has often appeared in public in the church of the parish in Scotland in as their advocate : but, although efforts which he was born, consisting of a bas- have been continued for many years in relief of “ Literature," full of elegance- behalf of that humane purpose, they are, a bas-relief of “ Dante and Beatrice"- at this moment, as like to what people another of “Sleep and Death bearing off have generally conceived of them as ever the body of Sarpedon"-one of “ Hebe," they were. The book of indictment of and another of “ Iris," for Mr. Barry's the Jedburgh Justiciary or Sheriff Court new gates at the Marquess of Lansdowne's is proof positive how the case stands. seat at Bowood-and heads of Dante and There is scarcely a circuit court held in Raphael and other works for Mr. Bellen- which there is not a case from Kirk-Yet. den Kerr, being part of a chimney-piece holm. Thieving seems their most frequent commenced by Flaxman. The unfinished crime, and occasionally cases of desperate works will, it is said, be completed under assault. At this moment there are about the superintendence of Mr. Eastlake the 120 resident or belonging to Yetholm. painter; Mr. Watson's will, containing, as The origin of their location in this sequeswe hear, a dying request that that artist tered place is explained in this way :would see to their completion.-(Athe. During the insurgency of 1715, a portion næum.)

of the Pretender's troops passed to the

South through this district. During the WILL Faa.

march, a fine blood horse, belonging to Lately. At Kirk-Yetholm, Scotland, Sir William Bennet, of Marlefield, (a in the 96th year of his age, the venerable friend of the youthful James Thomson, patriarch of the gipsy tribe, Will Faa. the poet,) was stolen by the rebels. The

Up to a very recent period he was in baronet was enraged at his loss, and was the enjoyment of a hale old age-pursuing determined to recover the animal, in which his favourite amusement with the fishing he succeeded, by means of a stray gipsy rod, and taking long rambles ; but, within of the name of Faa, who had been hangthese few months back, his iron frame ing in the rear of the troops. The man indicated quick coming decay. Will held followed up after them, and during the his kingly honours unchallenged for many night sought out the horse, and, unloosen. years, and was as proud of his pedigree as ing its fastenings, brought it off to Sir if he had had all the blood of the Howards William, who rewarded him with a lifepurpling his veins. He was always ac- rent of a house in Yetholm. Once esta. counted a more respectable character than blished, they kept up the connection, and any of his tribe, and could boast of never have continued to reside there ever since, having been in gaol during his life. At The situation too of Yetholm, being someone time he kept a public house in Yet. what off from the stir and operation of holm, and was a man pretty well do, social changes, may have been one of the as things went, in the old Border village. causes of their adherence to it. Their He was either proprietor or life-renter of occupations consist mostly in selling the house in which he died.

faulty mugs and clay ware, picked up at Will's old age lived on the memory of the Newcastle potteries, as also in making his young days. His eye kindled and horn spoons and white tin water-cans. his countenance beamed when he told of In fine weather they prefer the camp in his feats at football, in which he bore the any old green lane or Roman road, and bell at the great matches of yore down there they pass the time pleasantly enough, both sides of the Borders. In everything in a stage lower than the wigwam. The that required the strong arm or lithe limb death of old Faa, will, however, be a blow he was victorious; and, almost to the to their lineal pretensions, and, in a few last, bis mumbling speech became elo- years, we would imagine, they will be quent as he recalled his favourite recollec- swallowed up in the general population. tions. It is believed that with Will the -(Glasgow Paper.) ancient gipsy name of Faa becomes ex.


Vol. XXIII. p. 429. The officers com- children ; and secondly Clarissa, daughter posing the brigade of Foot Guards have of Samuel and Clara Peach Peach, by erected a monument in the Military Chapel, whom he left eleven surviving children." Birdcage-walk, to the memory of their Vol. XXIV. p. 191. The late Sir gallant companion in arms, the late Major Henry J. Tichborne, Bart. has bequeathed Fitzroy Somerset. Its details display much the British Gallery, Pall-mall, late his pro. neatness and artistical taste, consisting perty, with other freeholds in Tichborne. of a slab of wbite Carrara marble, sup- street and St. James's, to the Marquess ported on a groundwork of black Galway of Clanricarde and the Hon. Thomas w. marble, surmounted by military emblems, Gage, in trust for the benefit of his wife, and beneath, the armorial bearings of the Lady Tichborne, and daughters, to whom deceased officer's family. The memorial he has also left the residue of his personal bears the following inscription :-"Sacred estate, valued at 10,0001. ; a legacy of 501. to the memory of Brevet-Major William to his chaplain, the Rev. H. Philips, and Fitzroy Somerset, eldest son of Lieutenant- legacies to his servants. The freehold General Lord Fitzroy Somerset, K.C.B., estates at Tichborne, West Tested, and Lieutenant and Captain in the Grenadier elsewhere, in co, Southampton, and the Guards, and Military Secretary to the manor of Sevington, and other estates, he Governor-General of India, who died of devises to his daughter, Elizabeth Lady his wounds, at Ferozepore, on the 28th of Dormer, and to her sons, or, on failure, to December, 1845, in the 30th year of his her daughters. The tenant in tail in posage. His military career, though short, session, except the elder son of Lady was eminently distinguished. The official Dormer, or other like tenant, who shall be despatches of the Commander-in-Chief a peer of the realm, shall apply for a liattest his individual heroism during the cence from the Crown to use the surname campaign of 1843 in Gwalior. The same of Tichborne. Bequeaths to the successor records exist of his zealous exertions at to his mansion house at Tichborne the the brilliant victory of Moodkee, on the furniture, pictures, and other effects, 18th of December, 1845, and at Feroze- which he succeeded to on the death of his shah, on the 21st of December, 1845. He father, as well as such things as he may fell, covered with wounds, while cheering have added since and not otherwise specithe British troops to an attack upon the fically disposed of. Leaves to Lady Tichformidable batteries of the enemy. His borne all his plate, books, pictures, &c. brother officers of the brigade of Guards, purchased before his father's death, except earnestly desirous of marking their admi. such as he has made heir-looms with the ration of his valour and their regard for estate, and leaves to her all his farming his memory, have caused this monument stock, and the carriages, &c. absolutely. to be erected."

The will was made in 1831, and a codicil P. 657. A mural monument of Carrara

in August 1849. The executors were the marble, the workmanship of E. H. Baily, Hon. Thomas W. Gage, of Westbury R.A. has been erected in the chancel of House, Southampton, and the late Sir Abbot's Leigh church, to the memory of John Burke, Bart. of Marble Hill, Gal. Mr. Miles. The following inscription is way. surmounted by two graceful female figures, P. 200. Probate of the will of Sir Wil. personifying Commerce and History: liam Webb Follett was granted to his * Sacred to the memory of Philip JOHN brothers Robert Bayley Follett, Brent Miles, of Leigh Court, in the county of Spencer Follett, and John Follett, esqrs. Somerset, and King's Weston, in the and to his brother-in-law Edward Giffard, county of Gloucester, esquire; connected

esq. the executors; they are also appointed with Bristol az a Merchant, at a late period guardians to the children. The testator of his life he represented this city in Par- devises his real estates to his executors, liament. Simple and unostentations in in trust for his eldest son George, and on his habits, he trusted not in riches,' failure of issue to his other sons and their but was ever ready liberally to assist his issue male. He bequeaths to Lady Fol. friends and to relieve the necessities of the

lett 2,5001, a-year, and a legacy of 1,0001. poor. He departed this life on the 24th

for immediate use; to his sister Mrs. of March, 1813, in the 72nd year of bis Synge 2001. a-year, and a legacy of 5001.; age.

He married first Maria, daughter of to his sister Mrs. Bright 3,0001. for her Arthur and Agatha Whetham, who died own use, and to her husband Dr. Bright 20th July, 1911, in the 34th year of her 5001.; to the four sisters of his wife, 1,0001. age, and by whom he left three surviving each, and legacies to his nephews, and a

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year's wages to his servants. He leaves daughter Frances the contents, whatever his law books to his brother Brent Spencer they may be, of her two jewel boxes at Follett, his brother Robert Bayley Follett her bankers. The late Viscount Canterfirst making a selection for his own use ; bury's picture, by Hoppner, is left to the and to his brother Robert the watch he Hon. Henry Manners Sutton. Other usually wore. He devises to his brother specific bequests are left to the Hon. John the messuage, &c. at Topsham; and Mrs. Sanderson, Lady Blessington (the bequeaths to each of his said three brothers Viscountess's sister), and to the Earì of a legacy of 1,5001. He bequeaths to Lady Auckland. Pecuniary bequests, amountFollett the carriages, horses, and all the ing together to about 60001. are left household furniture, &c. for her life, but between her three daughters, Marguerite expresses a wish that she should give to Home Purves, Ellen Home Purves, and his son inheriting the real estate such of Frances Diana Manners Sutton. The the plate as was received by him as pre- residue, real and personal, in trust for the sents. The residue of his personal estate same parties. Her ladyship's will was (the whole of which was sworn under proved by her son, Captain Purves, the 160,0001.) he leaves to be divided among Earl of Auckland, and J. A. Powell, esq. all his children. The will is dated July of Lincoln's-inn. It was made in October, 11, 1844, and is of some length ; the last 1845, three months after his lordship's sheet, in his own handwriting, containing death, and a codicil on the 15th of Nov. several bequests.

only the day previous to her death. P. 305. Probate of the will of the late P. 637. Lord Montagu has left perViscount Canterbury was granted to his sonal estate in England to the amount of second son, the Hon. John H. T. Manners 140,0001., the whole of which he beSutton, one of the executors, on the 16th beathed to his wife for her life, subject to Feb. 1846. His lordship directed, that a few annuities and legacies to servants. on the demise of the Viscountess, (who The property, after her decease, his lordsurvived him only four months,) the sum ship has bequeathed amongst his four of 20,0001. the dividends of which con- daughters, the Countess of Home, Mrs. stituted her jointure, should be divided

Clinton, Miss Jane Montagu, and Mrs. into four parts, his eldest daughter taking Hope, subject to a bequest of 10,0001. to first therefrom 1,0001., appropriating to his daughter Jane, and specific bequests his two sons one-fourth each, and the re- of family portraits in the gallery at Ditton mainder to his youngest daughter. His Hall, and other works of art, which his lordship also appointed that the sum of lordship has left to his nephew the Duke 75001. settled upon him for his life on his of Buccleuch and the Duchess, and Lord first marriage, should be equally divided John Scott. The portraits of the Hon. amongst his two sons and eldest daughter, Campbell Scott, Elizabeth Duchess of the issue of that marriage. All other Buccleuch, Henry Duke of Buccleuch, property not specifically given was to be and Sir Walter Scott, are to be sent divided into four equal parts between the (under an arrangement of Lord Douglas) Viscountess, the two sons, and youngest either to Bothwell or Douglas Castle, daughter. The pictures of himself, one Scotland. Other pictures, armour, anas Speaker, and the other when young, tiquities, and the like, in and about the were left to his widow, also the diamonds, hall at Ditton Park, near Windsor, are to jewels, and such like, and the service of remain as heirlooms. cbina embellished with the peacock (the P. 662. The late Thomas Seymour crest of the family of Manners). The

Hyde, esq. has left his freehold and copy. silver vases and the dessert service of hold estates between his two sons and plate which belonged to his father, the daughter-his son Charles to take a late Archbishop of Canterbury, also the moiety, and his son George and daughter bust of his Grace by Chantrey, and a bust Cecilia to take a fourth share each. The of Pitt, and all other the pictures and residue of his personal estate he has left family portraits, he has left to his eldest to them in like manner, on the death of son, the present Viscount. The late Mrs. Territt, widow of R. Territt, esq., Viscountess Canterbury by her will left at whose house he has resided, she taking the splendid large dejeuner service of . a life interest in the whole of the personal porcelain china, formerly belonging to Arch- property. Probate was granted to Mr. bishop Sutton, to the present Viscount. H. Hazard, of Cambridge, one of the Her ladyship has given to her son Captain executors, Mr. Charles T. S. Hyde, his J. Home Purves, of the Guards, all her son and other executor, having renounced plate, wbich was her ladyship's previous the grant. The personal estate was sworn to her marriage with the late Viscount ; under 9,0001. and to her daughters Mary and Ellen Vol. XXIV. p. 664 ; vol. XXVII. p. all the furniture and books; and to her 92. The late Mrs. Fry enjoyed a life in

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