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by no means so coin for table as the succeeding five , which were followed by the stormy session of 1797 , 1798 , after the close of which the Institution was . removed to Wymondley , The situation of superintendent Tutor of a Dissenting Academy is known , by those best capable of judging , to be one which requires a happy combination of
talents , temper , and habits , wliich are to be met with iu comparatively few men . In Mr . Horsey they existed iu a very respectable degree ; he was a good disciplinarian ; he had a happy method of communicating knowledge and exciting the youthful mind to useful inquiry . He was courteous in his behaviour , and
though he never lost sight of the respect due to his station , he did not , by overacting the part of the Tutor and Hector Academes , keep at unreasonable distance youths who possessed a tolerable share of good feeling and well-regulated affections . A young man under his superintendence must have been guilty of very censurable conduct if he did not find in
Mr . Horsey the judicious , discriminating , and affectionate friend and adviser , as well as the successful promoter of his pursuit of those branches of knowledge which were to prepare him for the proper discharge of the duties of a Christian minister . He had a judicious mode of directing the attention to the point on
which difficult subjects in Metaphysics and Divinity hinged ; and his plan of lecturing , on disputed points , in both those branches , was quite exemplary in one particular view ; he was so anxious not to give an undue bias to his youthful auditors , that it was very difficult to ascertain in the lecture-room his own precise views iu the more controverted
subjects . In the freer intercourse of the parlour and social circle , his conversational talents were of a superior order j he was cheerful without descending to censurable levity , he had a fund of amusing and instructing anecdotes , and he was very successful in a branch of entertainment in which so many clever men fail—A mean thai'of telling a story well .
A ** a Christian , his views of the paternal character of Jehovah produced in him habitual , cheerful piety , and his full conviction of the harmony of the Divine attributes inspired habitual acquiescence iu all the arrangements of Providence respecting him , aud exemplary resignation to the will of ' God in his afflictions .
In the relation of husband , father , and friend , he excelled . WJe nleaiory will continue to t > echfcri »| n : d by his remain-
ing pupils with esteem and affection ; his children and more immediate connexions will fondly an 4 affectionately cherish the recollection of his varied excellencies , aud hie congregation , who enjoyed his public services for so long a period , will express their high sense of his ministerial faithfulness , by proving to the world that his labours were not in vain . tf .
f ) iO Obituary . — ' Duke of Rwhffoucauld-ltiuncourt
Mar . 28 , at Paris 9 at the advanced age of 81 , the Duke of La Rochefoucauld-Li an court , Peer of France , Member of the Institute ( the Academy of Sciences ) . In this great and good man the sacred cause of humanity has lost one of its best friends and defenders . His whole
life was employed in benevolent and patriotic exertion . Vaccination was introduced into France through his means , and for twenty years he never relaxed his efforts to render it universal . He was also the chief founder of schools upon the improved principle of mutual instruction , and helped to set on foot a society for the express object of advancing elementary education . He established the Schools of Arts and
Manufactures at Compiegne , at Chalons , and at Angers , and presided over the formation of the Conservatory of Arts and Manufactures at Paris . His active benevolence was employed in regulating and improving the management of prisons and hospitals ; and he attended likewise to many institutions set apart for the reception of deserted and friendless children . Weakness , poverty , old
age , and misfortune , found in him a constant and devoted friend . The powerful assistance he rendered to industry was felt in the legislative chambers , and in all councils whereof he was a member ; in the society for the encouragement of national industry , and more particularly in the commune of Liancourt , where his advice and example gave a great impulse to the whole district . A little work
called the Statistics of the Canton of Creil , proceeded from his pen , although his excessive modesty prevented him from publishing It with his name , it contains an account of all improvements in agriculture , in manufactures , in education and the arts of life , which took place in that part of France which he inhabited . There was also another
Society of great and good men to which he W ^ s warmly attached , and a field where virtuous aid benevolent feelings weie
Duke of La Rochefoucauld-LiAncourt .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Aug. 2, 1827, page 610, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct1799/page/58/