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le prezi frequently exceeded that sum; in- relief to persons in necessitous eng as deed it is asserted on good autho- circumstances, and also occasional uns das rity, that in one year he expended assistance to other benevolent insperdeu pearly 20,0001. in acts of benevo- stitutions in or near this city, to
lence. He united, in a remarkable enable them to continue or ininanner, great liberality with just crease their usefulness; and that discrimination; and, although the especial regard be had to the Sasums he annually distributed were maritan Society, of which Richard
large, yet he never relieved any Reynolds was the founder. Among Ties object without previous investiga- numerous testimonies to the ex
tion; he was therefore seldom im.cellence of this good man's cha
posed upon: and that wealth, of racter from some of the most reble
which he only considered himself spectable and enlightened citizens the steward, was employed almost of Bristol, a just, eloquent, and invariably in aiding the friendless affecting eulogy was pronounced and distressed. His modesty and by the Rev. W. Thorp; and the humility were as distinguished promptness and cordiality with features of his character as his which the infant institution was liberality; for, in the practice of supported, prove that they did his long and well spent life, the not plead in vain for an imitation precept, “ Let not thy right hand of the virtues and benevolence of know what thy left hand doeth," Richard Reynolds. A wholewas strictly fulfilled. The influ- length portrait of this revered ential example of this excellent man, which during his lifetime man has given the tone to the phi- was concealed, from regard to his lanthropic exertions of his fellow- known humility, has been pubcitizens, who have formed a cha- licly exhibited at Bristol, as well ritable institution to perpetuate as a half-length, which is about to his memory. At a general meet be engraved; both are esteemed ing of the inhabitants of Bristol, faithful likenesses. convened by public advertisement, for that purpose, the following re At St. Cloud, the celebrated solutions were unavimously agreed and favourite representative muse, to: 1, That in consequence of the
MRS. DOROTHEA JORDAN. She severe loss society has sustained by had been seized with an inflamthe death of the venerable Richard mation of the lungs, but the more Reynolds, and in order to perpe
immediate cause of her death was tuate as far as may be the great the rup!ure of a blood-vessel in a and important benefits he has con fit of coughing. She was the ferred on the city of Bristol and its daughter of an Irish officer, of the vicinity, and to excite others to name of Bland, with whom her imitate the example of the depart. mother had eloped from the house ed Philanthropist, an association of her father, a dignified clergybe formed, under the designation man, while the captain was on of “ Reynolds' Commemoration So duty with his regiment in Wales. ciety." 2. That the members of Necessity compelled the youthful this society do consist of life-sub pair, it is said, to have recourse to scribers of ten guineas or upwards, the stage for support; and the and annual subscribers of one little Dorothea first drew her guinea or upwards. 3. That the breath among the Thespian corps. object of this Society be, to grant
The father of Mrs. Jordan), capt.
terest in the events which conruk
Bland, was of a very respectable the London managers, and ca.
a inte family in Ireland, who were also gaged at Drury-lade at four poids
her a in possession of a genteel income; a week. Peggy, in The Country
herch his embracing the profession of an Girl, was her chef d'euvre, and we actor, therefore, tended to widen despair of ever again witnessiez the breach already made amongst the sterling naïveté with which opples his relatives by his precipitate she performed that character. Her marriage: these relatives, at length, salary, after performing this pero naparte succeeded in disannulling the mar was immediately doubled, then riage; and Mrs. Bland was left trebled, and two benefits in the
house, with a numerous family, totally
season were allowed her. Fora adversa dependent on herself for that in- very long period, she continued in adequate support afforded by her the highest receipt of any salary caperon profession. To the honour of Mrs. before given at Drury-lane
. Soon we are Jordan's filial affection, as she ad after her engagement in the me vanced towards womanhood, she tropolis, she lost her mother; bu nobly resolved to exert all her all her relatives have felt the ef. abilities to assist her unhappy mo
fects of her bounty; for though her ther; and at a very early age she maternal fondness certainly first procured an engagement with Ry: pointed towards her own numer der, the Dublin manager, making ous family, yet her generosity bas her first appearance in Phæbe, in been extreme to others. As You Like It, little imagining then that she would fascinate a At Verona, of an abscess on the crowded audience in London by lungs, in her 28th year, the Emher Rosalind. A natural sense of press of Austria, second wife of the propriety induced her to take the Emperor Francis. Her majesty name of Francis, on her first ap was born at Milan on the 14th oil pai. Soon pearance, in order to avoid wound- December, 1787. Though eduing the pride of her father's rela- cated in the retirement of the Fars of a tives. Daly soon afterwards en-cloister, and destined by her aus gaged her for his theatre, in Crow. gust parents to take the veil, sbe which street, and her favour with the showed from earliest youth very public increased; but some impro extraordinary talents. As the allper conduct towards her, on the gust family of Este was compelled part of the manager, obliging her by the French in 1796 to leare to quit Dublin, she joined the Lombardy, the princess, then nine austrop Yorkshire company of Tate Wil. years of age, was also obliged to kinson, at Leeds. The manager retire with her parents into the asking her what line she wished interior of the Austrian states, to engage in, she immediately at a subsequent period answered, with that fascinating stadt, four (German) miles from frankness and vivacity so natural Vienna, where her education was to her, “ All!" she was then first completed under the immediate introduced, the same night, as
care of her mother, the ArchCalista in The Fair Penitent and duchess Beatrice, of Este. It was Lucy in The Virgin Unmasked. here that the princess
, in sicer Her fame soon became known retirement, though still in tender the applause she received, in what youth, began to take a lively
: ever character she undertook, was unbounded: she was applied to by sed Europe, in 1799, 1800; &C
with the modesty she appe
o posper brilliant
that time heart of
an interest which gave exercise to reserved it for her majesty, as it her active mind, and early gave were, personally to humble her her character that fortitude which arrogant adversary in the zenith she so nobly displayed in the of his good fortune, on his mareventful years that followed. The riage with the Archduchess Maria oppression of the French tyranny Louisa, and subsequently at the in Germany, and the hatred of Bo- meeting in Dresden in 1812; where naparte, who seemed constantly to she treated Bonaparte in such brood over the entire ruin of her manner, and inspired him house, made her bis most declared with such awe, that as eye-witadversary, which she continued till nesses affirm, he was constantly her death. When, in 1807, the disconcerted whenever the ememperor chose her for his con
press approached him. In 1812 sort, and she, for the first time, and 1813, on the commencement exchanged the retired court of her of the extraordinary events which mother for the brilliant court of hastened the fall of Napoleon, the the emperor, all hearts eagerly empress showed a truly German did her homage, and every one spirit. Large sums were distri. who had the happiness to approach buted by her for the support of the her was astonished and delighted widows of militiamen. She did not with the power of her mind. With forget the sacred interests of her modesty, beauty, and calm dignity, family and of the empire, her she appeared in the imperial pa- whole influence and exertions belace; and the fairest model of fe ing directed to restore Austria to male excellence was seen on the its ancient splendour; for which throne by the side of a happy con she considered the possession of sort who won the faith of his peo Lombardy as indispensably necesple. Soon after the marriage, which sary. It was granted her by fate to was celebrated January 6, 1808, see her family again in possession years of affliction and great suffer of their dominions; but her health ing for the people of Austria came visibly declined. At the beginning on, which threatened the destruc-of the congress, when so many tion of the monarchy. We leave it European princes had occasion to to posperity duly to appreciate the admire her extraordinary underbrilliant and truly heroic qualities standing, and the elevation of her shown by her majesty in the sad character, she was already sickly: catastrophe of 1809: for her con. yet, a year later, she was not to be temporaries it is enough to know, dissuaded from taking part in the that the sufferings of Austria at journey to her native country, that time so deeply afflicted the which she greally longed to see, heart of the princess, that her but where fate, to the great grief health, already weak, was irrepa- of her family, put an end to her rably injured. We pass over the life by an easy death. Great is her wretched pitiful insults with which loss for all his majesty's children, the French bulletins at that time especially for the older Archloaded her, as they did her coun. duchesses Leopoldine, Clementerpart, the immortal queen of tine, and Caroline, who lose in Prussia, whose eminent qualities her an affectionate mother and a were likewise a title to the hatred tender friend, who dedicated so of Napoleon; and acknowledge the many hours to their education; Hispensation of Providence, which bụt every Austrian subject must Vol. II.
count his ch rience bours, consol will on
of thos triots, d'Pisa,
be allowed to deplore a young cian, Dr. Eusebius Valli, not less princess who so forcibly called to conspicuous for his courage and
States mind the youth of the great Maria enthusiasm than for his powers of Theresa.-Journal de Frankfort, observation and his profound 2 April 26.
quirements. He took a voyage to
Smyrna in 1786, when only 18 At Maydown (Armagh,) aged years of age, and in 1803, repair 90, Mr. Arthur O'Neill, professored to Constantinople, with the de of the Irish Harp, a pleasing com- sign which he executed, of catchpanion, full of anecdote and histo-ing the plague, in order the better rical information. He was a perfect to ascertain its troe nature, and reservoir of antient Irish harmony. the treatment proper for its cure. Many of the Irish national airs As he had remarked that perwould have been lost but for his sons seized with the small pox are retentive memory and pure taste. but little liable to take the plague, His performance on the harp was or that if they do take it, both disunrivalled; but he adhered tenaci. eases cease to be malignant, he ously to the genuine style and conceived the idea of inoculating teresti simple taste of the Irish musical them reciprocally in order to tem. compositions, rejecting with dis- per one by the other. He suc dain the corrupt adscititious orna ceeded in the experiment, as he ments with which it has been has shown in his account of the loaded by modern performers. plague of Constantinople printed lorers Like Ossian, Carolan, and Stanley, at Mantua. Dr. Valli on another he was blind. In Irish genealogy, occasion, and from the same spirit in heraldry, and in bardic lore, of self-devotion, calmly sucked in O'Neill was pre-eminent. He was, the poison of a mad dog, to enbetter than all this, an honest courage a lady who had just been worthy man. There is an excel- bitten, and whose imagination was lent portrait of him in Mr. Bunt-overpowered by the apprehension city ing's Collection of Irish Airs.
of the consequences.
This resolute and estimable Died, at the Havannah, on the physician, instigated by the love of my 24th Sept. 1815, Dr. EUSEBIUS his art and of humanity, is now Valli. The two following letters, about to proceed to the United one taken from the French Jour- | States, with the intention of braç. nal de Paris, and understood to ing the yellow fever, and studying have been written by an eminent
the means of correcting its viru. savant of that capital; the other lence. from the New York Evening Post; He has, for a long time, bestowwill serve to display at large the ed particular attention on the extraordinary career and charac measles, which commit as much ter of the defunct.
havoc as the yellow fever, if not
more; and he proposes to inocu. Journal de Paris.
late interchangeably in this case, Paris, Dec. 4, 1813. as in the one just mentioned; af
. SIR-Chance has made me ac ter having modified the matter of quainted in Paris with one of that the measles by reactives. race of men who are the proper Physicians and all good men boast of science and humanity. I should follow this courageous phimean the celebrated Italian physi. lanthropist with their best wishes
You of this profes
sto the mi tagiou
las lie to die by the
Const txpert shall
in his pilgrimage to the United I remain, with sentiments of reStates. He will find in that happy. spect, yours, dear sir, country men who will appreciate
FELIX PASCALIS. his character, profit by his experience, and co-operate in his la
Havannah, Oct 13, 1815. bours. He may carry with him the Dr. Felix Pascalis, New York. consolatory reflection that his name DEAR SIR-I have now the sor. will one day be placed by the side row to announce to you the death of those of his illustrious compa- of Dr. Valli, on the 24th Sept., of triots, Galvani, Spallanzani, Vacca the prevailing epidemic at this "d’Pisa, in Tuscany; Scarpa of season of the year amongst newPavia; Volta and Moscati, of Milan. comers who visit tropical climates
A.B. from high latitudes, and common
ly called yellow fever, New York, Nov. 7, 1817. Dr. Valli arrived at this port on MR. EDITOR—The inclosed let the 7th of September; and as some ter I offer you for insertion; in- peculiar circumstances seem to teresting, at least, as it evinces the have attended the causes of his enthusiasm and folly of a cele- sickness and death, I shall give brated European character. Should you a detail of them, as they unyou publish it, I must add, that it doubtedly will be interesting. is not meant to lead to any con The day subsequent to Dr. Valtroversy on questions much dis-li's landing, he did me the honour cussed before.
to make me a visit; and we had a You heard, no doubt, last year, long conversation on the subject of of this physician from Florence, the yellow fever, particularly as it professor Eusebius Valli. He relates to its contagious nature. treated us with an admirable ex He cnquired of me, whether I perimental lecture on animal elec. had found it contagious in this tricity, in the college hall. His vi- city; or in other words whether I sit to this country proceeded from believed it communicable from the most laudable motive, for in one person to another, as is the quiry and experiments on the con case in measles, scarlatina, &c.? tagious nature of the yellow fever. To which I replied in the negaRegardless of previous dangers, tive: that in eight years' practice which we warned him against, he in this city, I had not seen an inhas literally fulfilled his promise, stance where I thought the yel. to die in the cause, as you will see low fever had been received in by the inclosed narrative.
that way. I, however, observed to His journal on the plague of him, that l'had seen this fever on Constantinople is interesting, but ship-board, where every person, experimentally inconclusive. We without exception, had sickened shall present a review of it in our of this malady, and sometimes all next number of the Medical Re- the officers and seamen sickened pository. We have delayed so to nearly at the same time; but that do, lest he might accuse us of be I believed the causes of it to have ing in hospitable. With the same originated partly from the cargo delicacy, we shall withdraw no on board, and the concurrent cir. thing from the respect due to his cumstances of a vitiated state of memory, his great talents and de- the atmosphere. Two instances of votion to public good.
this description I mentioned, as