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views of the Divine government which she early imbibed from her excellent father , ( she was young when her mother died , ) were always present to her thoughts , and enabled her to die as she had lived , thankful and happy . Those who have known her longest and most
intimately would find it difficult to say what were her faults . A present reward of her virtues was , that she saw herself always surrounded by a family who loved her as she deserved to be loved . The same trust in God and faith in Jesus Christ which sustained and cheered her
in life and in death , are now their great support and consolation . After an illness of three weeks , the effect of an acute Inflammatory attack , she expired without a -struggle or a pang . J . M .
Fleet Street This union continued till the death of Mr . Bowyer , in 1777 . "In August , 1778 , he became associated with his friend Mr . David Henry in the management of the Gentleman ' s Magazine ; and since that time not a single month has elapsed , in which he has not written several articles in that
miscellany ; some of them with his name or initials ; and others ( as is essential to a periodical work ) anonymously . * But he can truly say , that he never wrote a single line , either in the Magazine or elsewhere , that he would not at the time have avowed , had it been necessary , or that he now wishes to recall .
" In 1781 , he was elected an honorary member of the Society of Antiquaries at Edinburgh ; and , in 1785 , received the same distinction from the Society of Antiquaries at Perth . In December , 1784 , he was elected into the Common Council for the Ward of Farringdon Without , whence , in 1786 , on a violent collision of parties , he was ousted . In the summer of 1787 , he was unanimously re-elected ; and received from Mr . Alderman Wilkes
the Unsolicited appointment of one of the Deputies of the Ward . At the end of 1797 , on the death of Mr . Wilkes , he withdrew from his seat in the Common Council ; but in the following year , on the pressing solicitation of some of his friends , again accepted of it .
" In 1804 , he attained the summit of his ambition , in being elected Master of the Stationers' Company . On the 8 th of January , 1807 , by an accidental fall , he fractured one of his thighs ; and on the 8 th of July , 1808 , experienced a far greater calamity , in the destruction of his printing-office and warehouses , with the whole of their valuable contents .
" Under these accumulated misfortunes , sufficient to have overwhelmed a much stronger mind , he was supported by the consolatory balm of friendship , and the offers of unlimited pecuniary assistance , till , cheered by unequivocal marks of public and private approbation , ( not to mention motives of a higher and far superior nature , f ) he had the resolution to apply with redoubled diligence to literary and typographical labours . "In December , 1811 r having completed
* Under the signatures , very frequently , either of Alphonso ; Eugenio ; M . Green ; a London Antiquary ; J . N ., &c . t " I thank God , I had the hope of a Christian ; and that supported me /* Bishop Hough to Lady Knightley , Feb , 2 , 1731-2 .
Obituary . *— -John NkhoU , Ekq . ^\
Nov . 26 , at his residence , Highbury , in his 82 d year , John Nichols , Esq ., F . S . A ., well known as the author , compiler , or editor of many large and valuable works , and for eight and forty years Editor of the Gentleman ' s Magazine . We cannot , perhaps , better gratify our readers than by inserting in this place the account of his own life which he has
inserted in the sixth volume of his Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century , p . 627 . " John Nichols , son of Edward and Anne Nichols , was born at Islington , Feb . 2 , 1744-5 , and received his education in that village , at the academy of
Mr . John Shield . His original designation was to the Royal Navy , which was rendered abortive by a relation's death [ Mr . Wilmot , a maternal uncle , who was a Lieutenant of the Bellona , under Captain Barrington , when in August , 1747 , he captured the Duke of Chartres East-Indiaman ] .
" In 1757 , before he was quite 13 , he was placed under the care of Mr . Bowyer , who , in a short time , received hhn into his confidence , and intrusted to him the management of his printing-office . In 1765 , he was sent to Cambridge , to treat with the University for a lease of their exclusive privilege of printing . But that
learned body having determined to keep the property in their own hands , he , in the following year , ( having previously become a freeman of London , and a Liveryman of the Company of Stationers , ) entered into partnership with his master ; with whom , in 1767 , he removed from White Friars into Red Lion Passage ,
John Nichols , Esq .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1827, page 71, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1792/page/71/