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ornaments , can be betrayed by their countenancing religious meetings with their presence , not merely in the temple , but wherever they may be holden . " € .
from all further practice , and pass the remainder of his days in entire seclusion from society . 4 € Thus were the worldly prospects of his family suddenly clouded , and
all their nattering anticipations of the future for ever destroyed . " ( Pp . XvvL xviii . of Prefatory Remarks . ) His object in presenting these " Extracts , " &c . to the public , we give in the words of the benevolent
Editor" It is confidently hoped that the friends of the late Dr . Underwood , and more especially those in the profession , who are acquainted with the estimable works which he published on the ' Diseases and Disorders of Children / &c , will feel an interest in the case of his
widowed daughter , who now stands in need of the benevolent exertions of her friends . She is in her fiftieth year , and is borne down by an accumulation of troubles , arising partly from the loss of relatives and friends , and partly from serious inental debility , which frequently incapacitates her for the humble and
precarious employment of needle-work , in which she is at other times engaged . Thus reduced , she has at length consented to make an appeal to the liberality of her friends , and humbly to solicit their kind support of the publication now projected , which she hopes will enable her to raise a small sum to provide her with a few comforts in the decline of
life . The situation of the applicant is the more painful to her feelings from the recollection of those enjoyments , and even indulgences , which , in the plenitude of her father's fame , she had the
happiness to experience . The work before us shews that Dr . Underwood , whether depressed by feelings of despondency or animated by joyous sentiments , whether subjected to the trials of adversity or the
still more dangerous trials of prosperity , was a man of sincere and deep piety . His creed was highly Cftlvinistic , but the inconsistencies which appear in various passages prove the difficulty of keeping an ingenuous mind completely under the trammels of system .
602 Review *— -Extracts from the Diary of the late Michael Underlined , M . D .
Art . VI . —Extracts from the Diary of the late Michael Underwood , M . D . consisting' of Meditations , Critical and Practical Remarks on
various Passages of Scripture , Miscellaneous Essays , and Occasional Hymns . Published for the benefit of his Widowed Daughter . 12 mo . pp . 1 / 0 . Hatchard and Son . 1823 . THE introductory pages to this little volume lead us most painfully to reflect on the vicissitudes of human life . Dr . Underwood , who
had been many years a surgeon , " having / ' as his biographer informs us , " changed his line of practice , and evinced great skill as Physician-Accoucheur , gradually rose to eminence in that department , and was so fortunate as to enjoy the friendship of
the late Dr . Warren , who , shortly after the marriage of H . R . H . the Prince of Wales ( now George IV . ) kindly introduced him at Carlton House , on which he received the high appointment of Physician to the Princess of Wales , and in January , 1796 , had the honour of presiding as Accoucheur , at the birth of the
muchlamented Princess Charlotte , t € Having been brought thus conspicuously into notice , his practice rapidly increased in the higher circles of the metropolis , and the road to wealth was opened before him with all its allurements .
" While thus basking in the sunshine of prosperity , an accumulation of domestic afflictions , excited a high degree of nervous irritation , which , acting on a frame naturally weak ,
produced a dreadful depression of spirits ; he imagined himself incapable of discharging the arduous duties of his profession ; and in the year 1801 , resolved to withdraw himself
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Oct. 2, 1823, page 602, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1789/page/42/