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his heart was warm and generous to
He dictated also in that year an wards all whom he had the ability to appropriate Address, which was preserve, as his head was capable of ad- sented by the Society to their Rüya! vocating their cause. His charity to
Patron on his recovery. the distressed was more than prudent; A Sermon before the Philanthro, he often wanted himself what he pic Society, at Quebec Chapel, March gave away ; but in money matters, 25, 1792, “ The Abounding of Ini. no one was more careless than the quity no just Ground for distrusting Bishop, and no one so easily imposed the Prophecies or Promises of Holy upon. Though he was irascible, pas- Writ;” Matth. xxiv. 12. sionate, and easily moved to anger, " A Sermon before the Lords Spiyet he had much of the milk of hu- ritual and Temporal, in the Collegiate man kindness in his composition. By Church of St Peter, Westminster, his most intimate friends he was al. Jan. 30, 1793; with an Appendix, lowed to be at his table, and in the concerning the Political Principles of hours of relaxation from severe stu- Calvinism, 1793,” 4to; which prodies, a very pleasant and agreeable duced an ingenious “ Reply," and companion. He often bent both his “ Strictures on the Reply.” mind and body to partake of the ju. Luke iv, 18, 19, at the yearly venile amusements of children, of meeting of the Charity Children, whom he was particularly fond. 1793.
His Sermons are, « On Mal. xvi. Before the Society for the Propa21. Providence and Free Agency, ongation of the Gospel, 1795, Matth. Good Friday 1778.
xvi. 18, 19. Luke i. 28, on the Incarnation, 1 John iii. 3, before the Magdalen 1785; and which laid the foundation Charity, 1795. of his fame.
On Christ's Descent into Hell, 1 Before the Sons of the Clergy, Pet. iii. 18, 1805. 1786.
“ The Watcher and the Holy Oncs, 1 Cor. ii. 2. “ The Analogy be- a Thanksgiving Sermon, preached in tween the Light of Inspiration, and the Cathedral Church of St Asaph, the Light of Learning, as Qualifica
as Qualifica on Thursday, Dec. 5, 1805, on the lions for the Ministry: preached at Day of Public Thanksgiving for the the Cathedral Church of Gloucester, Victory obtained by Lord Nelsen at a public Ordination of Priests and over the Combined Fleet of France Deacons, Sept. 9, 1787,” 4to ; which and Spain, off Cape Trafalgar. produced “ Remarks," &c. by Gil- In 1796 he published a Charge debert Wakefield.
livered at his Primary Visitation at Eccles. xii. 7, “ Principle of Vi- Rochester. tality in Man, as described in the In the same year he published, Huly Scriptures; and the Difference without his name, a most celebrated between true and apparent Death ;" treatise, “ On the Properties of the before the Royal Humane Society, of Greek and Latin Languages," 8vo; which he was a Vice-president, March with a Dedication expressed in the 22, 1789. This was a most admira- warmest terms of friendship to his ble, philosophical, and appropriate steady patron Lord Thurlow, who is discourse ; and, when printed by de- with great propriety complimented sire, ran through several editions ; has on his taste and skill in the subject of been admired by the learned World, this profound investigation. and resorted to by the able Divines A Circular Letter to the Diocese that have since preached for that ex- of Rochester, on the Scarcity of Corn, cellent Institution.
Anothér circular Letter to that have renewed it, if he had not been Diocese, on the Defence of the King- prevented by his fatal illness. dom, 1798.
He left four sisters; three of whom Critical Disquisition on the xviiith were single, and one married to Mr chapter of Isaiah, in a letter to Ed. Palmer; and two brothers, John ward King, Esq. 1799.
Horsley, Esq. who married the wi. Substance of his Speech on the dow of Mr Rich, late of Beech Hall
, Slave-trade, 1800, and on the third near Woodford, Essex; and Francis feading on the Bill for preventing Horsley, Esq. then high in the civil the Crime of Adultery, May 23, service of the East India Company 1800.
at Bengal, and about returning to Charge at the Second Visitation of England with a good fortune, honourRochester diocese, 1800; the Sermon ably acquired. at which was preached by his chap- A Sermon, preached in the church lain, the Rev. George Robson. of Newington the Sunday after his
His Translation of Hosea, 1801; interment, by the Rev. Robert Dick. tepublished, with large additions, in inson, Curate and Lecturer, was pub1804.
lished at the request of the congrega. Address to him from the Church tion; with a Sketch of the Bishop's of Westminster, on his quitting the Life and Character. Deanry, in which he was succeeded A Monument (by J. Bacon, jun.) by Dr Vincent, 1802.
has been put up in the chancel with Circular Letter to the Diocese of the epitaph transcribed below *, from St Asaph, on the War, 1803. the pen of the learned Prelate. • Speech on the Bill for the Relief
Ву of London Incumbents, 1804. · Letter to Mr Thomas Witherby,
* “ Prope hunc lapidem May 26, 1804.
conditum est illud omne quod cadacum On Virgil's two Seasons of Honey, erat optimæ Matrisfamilias, 1806.
SARA, The Bishop's last journey to Brigh. secundæ uxoris peramatæ Samuelis Horsleyi ton was à most melancholy one. He
LL. D. hujus ecclesiæ per multos
annos Rectoris ; left the capital in good health, and Menevensis autem primum, post Roffensis, went to Brighton to spend some time nunc Asaphensis ecclesiæ Episcopi. with his old friend and patron, Lord Fæmina sanctimonia præcellens, et morum Thurlow, whom on his arrival he
comitate amabilis, omnibus laudata, cara found dead !-- he was seized with Pauperum lacrymæ et pia vota, odorem vete
et jucunda vixit, mortua lugetur. the fatal disorder of which he died, divinum spirantia, memoriam on the Wednesday, and survived but
ejus condiunt. three days.
Anno ætatis 5to ineunte, feria hebdomadis For sometime before the Bishop died,
2a, die Aprilis 20,
A. D. 1805. he had adopted a rigid plan of eco
corpus fragile morbo insanabili succubuit, nomy, in order to liquidate some pe- cujus, lente grassantis, sævitiam, cuniary burthens. If he had lived a memorando patientiæ exemplo novendécim few years longer, he would have en
annos pertulerat :
Visum est DEO OPT. MAX. elemenjoyed an annual income of 70001. by tissimoque, vitam, in continuis ferme dolathe operation of his prudent resolution. ribus actam morte placida et spei He had, for the benefit of his family, plena, ad exitum perducere: made an insurance on his life to the • Ubi tuus, Mors, aculeus? ubi tua, amount of 50001. The policy un
Oree, est victoria ?
• Gloria DEO. . . Hallelujah! fortunately expired two days before Has voces ore moribundo proferens, in morte his death. His Lordship meant to insultans Morti, pia mulier obdormivit
MR WAL POLE TO GOVERNOR POWNAL.
By his first wife, the Bishop had Two Volumes of the Bishop's Serone daughter, who died young, and mons have since been published, printis buried at Newington, and one son, ed at Dundee in 1810, under the im. the Rev. Heneage Horsley, of Christ mediate inspection of Mr Heneage Church, Oxford; who was married, Horsley. June 25, 1801, to Miss Francis Em- The late William Windham, Esq. ma Bourke; took his degree of M. A. has left behind him three Treatisės 1802 ; and preached a Sermon at a on Mathematical subjects, which he general Ordination at St Asaph, in directed by his will should be put in. September 1804. He was collated to the hands of Bishop Horsley, who by his father to the valuable rectory was then living; adding, that " if of Gresford in Denbighshire, and to he should think them of any value, a stall in the cathedral church of St they might be published." Asaph; and was appointed Chaplain to the Scotch Episcopalian Chapel at Dundee in May 1809.
The Bishop's second wife was a Letters of HORACE WALPOLE 10 GOmost excellent woman, the protege of vernor POWNALL and Mr GOUGH. his first; and very kind and attentive
(Fļom the same.) to his son from his earliest infancy. She died of a dropsy, after a lingering illness, April 2, 1805, without ever having had a child, and is buried in
“ Strawberry Hill, Oct. 27, 1783. the church of Newington. Soon after his Lordship's death
AM extremely obliged to you, appeared, “ A Charge to the Clergy, Sir, for the valuable communiat the primary Visitation, in the month cation you have made to me. It is of August 1806, of the late Right extremely so to me, as it does justice Reverend Father in God, Samuel, to a memory I revere in the highest [Horsley,] by Divine Permission, degree ; and, I flatter myself that it Lord Bishop of St Asaph, 1807." would be acceptable to that part of
the world that loves truth and that Maritus octodeciin superstes menses, diem obiit feria hebdomadis sexta, mensis part will be the majority, as fast as Octobris die quarto,
they pass away who have an interest A. D. 1806, ætat. 73.
in preferring falsehood, Happily, Sepultus est autem una cum uxore Sara in truth is longer - lived than the pas
eodem conditorio. Ante uxorem Saram, in matrimonio habuit
sions of individuals; and, when man. Mariam, reverendi Johannis Botham filiam; kind are not misled, they can distin
quæ viro, dum ea viveret percara, guish white from black. I myself do infra triennii spatium a nuptiis, morte ei not pretend to be unprejudiced; I
erupta est cum bis peperisset. Sepulta jacet juxta parentes suos et
must be so to the best of Fathers; I sororem in cæmiterio ecclesiæ Alburiensis
should be ashamed to be quite imparin agro Surriensi, cujus ecclesiæ
tial. No wonder then, Sir, if I am Maritus Rector erat.
greatly pleased with so able a justifiFiliolæ partu secundo editæ, quæ bimula
cation. Yet I am not so blinded but extincta est, reliquiæ sub pavimento sacro. sancti hujus adyti humatæ sunt.
that. ! can discern solid reasons for Filio qui priorem mater enixa
admiring your defence. You have est, vitam prorogavit Dei misericordia, placed that defence on sound and new Heneagio, qui vidui Patris senectutem curis grounds; and, tho' very briefly, have assiduis fovebat, sacerdotium gerens & Ec, very learnedly stated and distinguish
clesiæ Cathedralis paternæ Prebendarius. Sibi et suis vivens posuit Samuel Horsley and the encroachments made on it, by
ed the landmarks of o’r Constitution, A. D. 1805.
justly justly referring the principles of Li- insolently-perhaps timidly, as he berty to the Saxon system, and impu. might think he had a betier chance of ting the corruptions of it to the Nor- dying in his bed, if he retreated, than man. This was a great deal too deep by continuing to rule by force, My Fa. for that superficial mountebank Hume ther did not retire by his own option. to go--for a mountebank he was. He had lost the majority of the House He mounted a system in the garb of of Commons. Sylla, you say, Sir, a philosophic empiric, but dispen- retired unimpeached_it is true, but sed no drugs but what he was autho- covered with blood. My Father was rized to vend by a Royal patent, and not impeached, in our strict sense of which were full of Turkish opium.- the word; but, to my great joy, he He had studied nothing relative to was in effect. A Secret Committee, the English constitution before Queen a worse inquisition than a Jury, was Elizabeth, and bad selected her most named- not to try him—but to sist arbitrary. acts to countenance those his life for crimes--and out of such a of the Stuarts; and even her's he mis. Jury, choseu in the dark, and not one represented, for her worst deeds were of whom he might challenge, he had levelled against the Nobility, those some determined enemies, many oppo of the Stuarts against the Perple.- nents, and but two he could suppose Her's, consequently, were rather an his friends. And what was the conobligation to the People ; for the sequence? A man charged with every most heinous part of common despot. state-crime almost, for twenty years
, ism is, that it produces a thousand was proved to have done-wbat? despots instead of one. Muley Mo- Paid some writers much more than loch cannot lop off many heads with they deserved, for having defended his own hand-at least, he takes those him against ten thousand and ten in his way, those of his Courtiers- thousand libels, (some of which had but his Bashaws and Viceroys spread been written by his Inquisitors,) all destruction
where. The fim- which libels were confessed to have sy, ignorant, blundering manner, in been lies by his Inquisitors themselves, which Hume executed the reigns --for they could not produce a sba. preceding Henry VII. is a proof of dow of one of the crimes with which how little he had examined the his. they had charged him! I must own, tory of our Constitution. I could Sir, I think that Sylla and my Father say much, much more, Sir, in com- ought to be set in opposition rather mendation of your work, were I not than paralleled. - My other objection apprehensive of being biassed by the is still more serious ; and if I am so subject, Still, that it would not be happy as to convince you, I shall hope from flattery, I will prove, by taking that you will alter the paragraph, as the liberty of making two objections; it seems to impute something to Sir and they are only to the last page Robert, of which he was not only but one. Perhaps you will think most innocent, but of which, if he that my first objection does shew that had been guilty, I should think him I am too much biassed.--I own I am extremely so, for he would have been sorry to see my Father compared to very ungrateful. You say he had Sylla. The latter was a sanguinary not the comfort to see that he had es. usurper, a monster the former, the tablished his own family by any thing mildest, most forgiving, best-natured which he received from the gratitude of men, and a legal minister. No of that Hanover family, or from the I fear, will the only light in which gratitude of that country, which he you compare them, stand the test.- had saved and served 'Good Sir, Sylla resigned his power voluntarily, what does this sentence seem to im
ply, but that either Sir Robert him am proud that he did not. He died self, or his family, thought or think, forty thousand pounds in debt. That that the Kings George First and Se was the wealth of a man that had cond, or England, were ungrateful in been taxed as the plunderer of his not rewarding his services ! -Defend country! Yet, with all my adorahim and us from such a charge! He tion of my Father, I am just enough nor we ever had such a thought. Was to own that it was his own tault if he it not rewarding him to make him died so poor. He had made HoughPrime Minister, and maintain and ton much too magnificent for the mosupport him against all his enemies derate estate which he left to support for twenty years together? Did not it; and, as he never, I repeat it with George I. make his eldest son a Peer, truth, never got any money but in and give to the father and son a va the South Sea, and while he was Payluable patent place in the Custom- master, his fondness for his paternal house for three lives? Did not George seat, and his boundless generosity, II. give my elder brother the Audi. were too expensive for his fortune. tor's place; and to my brother and I will mention one instance, which me other rich places for our lives ? will shew how little he was disposed for, tho’ in the gift of the First Lord to turn the favour of the Crown to of the Treasury, do we not owe them his own profit. He laid out fourteen to the King who made him so ? Did thousand pounds of his own money not the late King make my Father on Richmond New Park. I could an Earl, and dismiss him with a pen- produce other reasons too why Sir sion of 40001. a year for his life ? Robert's family were not in so comCould he or we not think these am fortable a situation, as the world, deple rewards ? What rapacious, sor luded by misrepresentation, might did wretches, must he and we have expect to see them at his death. My been, and be, could we entertain such eldest brother had been a very bad an idea? As far have we all been economist during his father's life, and from thinking him neglected by his died himself fifty thousand pounds in Country. Did not his Country see debt, or more ; so that to this day and know those rewards ? and could neither Sir Edward nor I have reit think those rewards inadequate ? ceived the five thousand pounds apiece Besides, Sir, great as I hold my Fa- which Sir Robert left us as our forther's services, they were solid and tunes. I do not love to charge the silent, not ostensible. They were of dead; therefore will only say, that a kind to which I hold your justifica- Lady Orford, (reckoned a vast fortion a more suitable reward than pe- tune, which till she died she never cuniary recompenses. To have fixed proved) wasted vast sums; nor did my the House of Hanover on the Throne, brother or father ever receive but the to have maintained this country in twenty thousand pounds which she peace and affluence for twenty years, brought at first, and which were spent with the other services you record, on the wedding and christening ; ! Sir, were actions the eclat of which mean, including her jewels. must be illustrated by time and re “ I beg your pardon, Sir, for this flection, and whose splendour has tedious detail, which is minutely, perbeen brought forwarder than I wish haps too minutely, true; but, when it had, by comparison with a period I took the liberty of contesting any very dissimilar! If Sir Robert had part of a work which I admire so not the comfort of leaving his family much, I owed it to you and to myself in affluence, it was not imputable to to assign my reasons. I trust they his King or his Country. Perhaps I will satisfy you; and, if they do, I October 1812.