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ley * by Dr . Benson , and Mr . Aikin ,+ of Kibworth , by Messrs . Orton , Clarke and others . Though each of these gentlemen was
eminently qualified , the choice happily fell upon Mr . ( afterwards Dr . ) Aikin , whose great and important services to the institution , both in the classical and mathematical
departments , in the dignified excellence of his all-accomplished character , and particularly in his whole demeanour to his pupils , whom he uniformly treated ( as Dr . Priestley has well observed ) •* with the ease of a ^ friend , and the affection of a father , " demand
Sketch of the Practice of the Royal Touch in England , or a historical Essay on the memorable Empiricism of our English Sovereigns ^ from Edward the Confessor to George the First .
[ From < c The History © f Lynn , * ' in a vols . Sva . By William Richards , M , A . 1812 . ll . lis . 6 d . —Section IX . —It falls not within our province to review topographical works , but these volumes contain so much interesting
miscellaneous and theological matter , that we cannot forbear recommending them to our readers ; which , perhaps , we shall do most effectually by presenting them with the following extract of a curious morsel of history . — Ed . ] It is generally agreed that ( his
* The following passage in Mr . Scddon * s Letter to Dr . Benson , declining his recommendation of Mr . Priestley , is illustrative of the idea which his friends had
formed ofthis extraordinary man , — "The Trustees are sensible how desirable it is that their intended tutor should have a steady attachment to the princip les of civil and religious liberty , of an active lively disposition , equal to so laborious
a more extended tribute of grateful respect , which it will be the houourand happiness of ihe writer , in a future number , according to his best ability to pay .
In the mean time , the Trustees proceeded to engage houses for the Tutors , and rooms for a commonhall and library , and the academy opened , on the 20 th of October ,
1757 y under the direction of Dr . Taylor and Mr . Holt ; the highly respectable name of Thomas Percival standing first on the list of students . To be continued . ]
notable practice , which appears to have been long deemed as a
an employment , and of application that would promise a future improvement ; at the same time , they are not without some apprehension of his being thought too young to sustain the character of a tutor , that the subscribers , an general ,
might expect a person rather more adavanced in years , and , if not more perfectly acquainted in the several parts of learning , yet more known in the world , and longer experienced in life and manners . They are informed , too , that he
has some hesitation and interruption in his manner of speaking : whether ii be so considerable as to be worthy of any regard , or how for it might be likely to have an unfortunate effect in , forming the voice and manner of the students , they are not able to judge . '
t The foil © wi ^ ng passage in Mr . &eddon ' s letter to Mr . Aikin is curious , as shewing what an alteration in the state of the county of Lancaster , must have taken place in so short a time . Giving
directions for his journey , ( Marcn u 1758 , ; he says , "You will do w * II tQ come prepared for riding , for you will nof meet with any carriages at ^ teefcport , nor are the roads to Wairjngton from thence proper for them . "
Richards ' s History of the Royal Touch . 5
Extracts From New Publications.
EXTRACTS FROM NEW PUBLICATIONS .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1813, page 5, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2424/page/5/