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tbwft where a lecture oh the subject might be expected to da good . ^ Mr , Toogood refers his readers to two other pieces on the same subject , viz . a sermon of Mr . Granger ' s , entitled An
Apology for the Brute Creation ; and Dr . Primatt ' s Dissertation on the Duty of Mercy * and the Sin of Cruelty to Brute Animal s * Mr . T , has himself published a prior sermon on the subject * preached at Kington Magna , Dorset , on Shrove Sunday ^ 1800 . *
WILLIAM PITT- —This extra-• xdinary man died on Thursday , January 23 , at half past four o ' clock in the morning , after a growing illness of many months . He was born May 28 , 1759 ; at the age of twenty-two he obtained a seat in the House of
Commons , and from that time turned his attention from the law , which he had hitherto studied , to state-politics , and at the age of twenty-three , a circumstance unprecedented , became Chancellor of the Exchequer , which office he held , with few intermissions , to the day of his death . His abilities were
splendid ^ but all his schemes were unsuccessful . His sun , which rose in glory , and advanced for a long time in Brightness , was at length obscured with clouds , and set finally amidst storms and tempests . He is said to have received the inforxnation of his danger
with great fortitude , # ad to have been much supported b y die consolations of religion . The Bishop of Lincoln attended the last moments of bis pupil , benefactor , and friend ; and is supposed to be the depository of Mr . Pitt ' s final opinions and wishes .
REV , JOSEPH PENNEY . ^ The death of this amiable man is reasonabl y regretted By his friends , and if he had been more generally known , the religious public would unite with them in esteeming it a great loss to societ y * His talents , his literary acquirements , his habits of deep
thinking , and his enterprising spirit * encouraged the expectation tnat ano ther able and fearless advocate of truth would be added to the number of those who have benefitted and of those whd are now exerting theriiselvesto serv < & mankind . He was among the few Whd >
dare to sacrifice their present interest fa regard to principle , and who , though influenced by habits , and long de £ eiv& 4 by imaginary terrors , venture to buf&t the chains of superstition , and to assert and maintain tne glorious liberty of true Christianity .
He was a young man formerl y enjoying uniform health , and an enviable ( p ortion of animal spirits , but for these ast two years , a constant sufferer , becoming weaker and weaker , and during that period wholly disqualified front following his public duty and private studies .
Mr . 0 enney was born at Coggeshall , in Essex , in the year j 777 > fid had but few opportunities of improvement in early youth , and was destined by his parents to business ; but being naturally serious , and possessing an active mind , he early imbibed an'
inclination to become a Christian minister . By the recommendation of his friends , and by signing a number of articles of faith , hie became a stuftent at the old college , Homerton , ift his nineteenth year . His studies suffered considerable interruption by the unsettled state of the academy during his time , wk £ ft
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1806, page 49, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1720/page/49/