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eomifected by interests , t&Hgioa « r language * ' ' ^ f * For tbe recent commencement of the Bengalee trfrtl J ^ iatinfcwspaJWfrQ in Calcutta , tnucli , If nor all , is due to Rammohun Roy ' s patronage ami exertions ; and many of the best
articles published in them are ascribed to bis pen . His argumentative talents are of the first or 4 er , and arc aided by a remarkable memory * exceeding patience , and the gentlest temper . He cherishes a grateful sense of the va £ t and various blessings Great Britain has communicated to hte country ,
formerly a ready prey to the lusts of tyrants , tbe rapine of banditti , and the desolations of civil war ; whilst he is , at the same Untie , fully yet candidly alive to the imperfections in the British Government of Inditf , more attributable , he conceives , to tbe
negligence or incompetence of its servants , than to the system itself . The endearing private virtues and inapprer ctahle public qualifications of the Marquis of Hastings , as a soldier , a statesman and a citizen , he greatly admires , and distinctly acknowledges ; for he considers his eventful and glorious administration as having
conferred immediately , more benefits , and , consequently , . more happiness and prosperity , on Hindoos tan , than was ever done before . * He has long had ah intention of visiting Europfe , solely to ^ -enlarge Ws knowledge « nd experience , and gratify a laudable curiosity - y but it is at present unknown wh $ a he
will be able to carry hia scheme into fe&eftttti&i . His age may be , perhaps , forty-five ; in person , he is tall and ptout , with a most intelligent , pleasing knct commanding- countenance . Me possesses u verjrnanrfsome pr ivate ftwr ^ tune , the greater portion of which is
devoted to useful or charitable pwfposee j © pe-third of his income , it is said , being assigned to his relations , « tK > ther third eroplowd k * works $ f benevolence , and only the remaining £ hlrd reserved for his pfcrsaanal expenses . ^ fiie anfl
' 4 * i * ^ j ^ j 8 j ^ tiai to society convensation of EtxgUe ^ ^ eotlqme * , counting ia tl ^ , list of his particular aipd intimate friends , many of the iirst wealth wd respectability in Bengal /*
578 Memoir of thelaie & 2 v . Jah * Fleming , of Crai g ** Master of Colinton .
Memoir qf the laie Rev- * John # fe ^ : ** & > ofVr 0 ig-8 yMy ^^ nojr € ^ mten . ( From the Edifibfihrgh Magazine , for September . ) [ We borrow tliis memoir from the work here named , not only because the stibject b £ it , fts an enli ^ itened and liberal divine , is entitled to some record in the Monthly Repository , but also because we wish not that our
remarks on the preceding extract should leave an impression upon pur readers unfavourable to the Northern periodical , which is evidently a compilation by very different hdnds , and which reckons amongst its contributors some of the most distinguished friends to truth and freedom in Scotland . Eb . 1
^ fTlHERE are few individuals , JL however limited tfce sphere qf their ^ c ^ ons , wh <> se lives may not become an object of interest , when t ^ ey are fairly and truly delineated . If a man has been gifted by nature yr ; th talents or abilities which have been
obscured by indolence , we may learn from it . tbe duty of exertion ; if he has been actively and n ^ fally benevolent , the good i » ay profit by hb exaonple . . ' ? The Rev * John Fleming , the s « bjectof th ^ present memoir , was ^ bern c * n the 31 st of Angust * 1750 , at the farm-house of Oraigs , in the parish - of Bathgate , West Ldthlan . His TatHer
was an industrious farmer , who , to his paternal property of Cra ^ gs , added another farm ia the same piwiah , cniie ( i TorUane : he 4 Mi wMte Mv > fJwwiag wusaboy , and l « ft him tbe otv ^ er of these t \ Vo * fet-ins , which , at that wriod ,
tlwMigh now very mueb increased m valne , j ^ orluced a yearly * ent ^ df Wtld more than fifty poitnds ^ teriing . The mother of M ? . Flettting , ivWo app ^ w to have been a person j 6 i great merit , was left a widow ^ , with •? u * 9 % ? / $ ! * and daughter ; and on tlii $ lloiiteS incoiHe ^ she not only educated ^ er foipilj
re&peqtably , bu ^ « 4 Me 4 w thecoipmou-Btock bjr her wmk * incUwi ^ y . * * 1 Mr . Fleming ! cototoenced his edueaticm v at ^ he pat * isb ^ sehool &t B ^ th * gAtt . la 'Ms > ibtirtreefllh ymr , he eatered tjhfe \ Shii&r& $ f > Of ^^^ bwgh » Hei ^ be gave eaHy pf ^ tai ^ e rfbeCW" - Ing •** : fctdWvtf < ^ also ^ itt ^ e c ^^^ e f ^ dgt ^ 8 m m Greek language , which he continm
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Oct. 2, 1823, page 578, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1789/page/18/