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mind more than does the truth as it was in Jesus ; or wheii offence is taken , as by the rebellious of old , because the prophets " cease to speak smooth things /' J . F .
Maurice Logan , M . D . April 1 , at Seacroft , near Leeds , Maurick Logan , M . D ., aged 67 , beloved by all who knew him . " Thine be the art , the streaming wound to close , To raise with healing arm the drooping head ; To bless the sleepless conch with sweet
repose , And o'er the pallid cheek fresh bloom to spread . * ' So Hope exulting cheers my fearful heart , So paiuts thy future worth , thy future fame ; She bids the tear of anguish cease to start , She bids me triumph in a sister ' s name . " Verses addressed to her Brother , by Maria Logan .
The following record of the birth of Dr . Logan is extracted from Mrs . Cappe ' s Memoirs of her own life : ** Well do I remember how exceedingly at the lime the birth of this son was lamented ; far from being announced by the ringing of bells , it was never mentioned without a sigh sufficiently expressive of the doleful sentiments it excited . Yet has this sou lived and prospered , and has long been a very useful and most respectable member of society . "
The life of the good and able man whose birth is thus mentioned would be interesting to the public in many points of view ; it would . shew his rise from what is recorded as a state of almost despondency , to the realization of the affectionate hope of his beloved sister , so beautifully expressed in the verges I have extracted from one of her poems ; it would shew that the success which attended him was the result of unwearied
attention to his profession , undeviating integrity , firm religious principles , and humble confidence in God : these led him to respectability and eminence , secured to him the esteem of some of the greatest men of his day , and the love of all who had the delight to know him .
It would trespass too much upon ihe columns of your Repository to do justice to * uch a man . I shall endeavour , I fear very imperfectly , to trace a Jew outlines of his exemplary and valuable life .
The father of Maurice Logan was a merchant , who , being unfortunate ih trade , went to Antigua to endeavour to obtain the means of maintaining his family ; it was at that period that his son was born . The mother followed her husband , leaving her son and daughter under the care of the Rev . J . HBrrisorr , the father of Mrs . Cappe . Mr . Logan died from the fever -incidental to the
climate , after which his widow returned to England . She resided with her children at Catterick , and continued there after that great and good man , the Rev . Theophilus Lindsey , succeeded Mr . Harrison in the vicarage of that place . From that acquaintance Dr . Logan traced the principles which were his guide ; an affectionate intimacy commenced , which continued till death put a stop to their earthly friendship . He received the rudiments of his education at the
freeschool of Catterick , and early shewed an inclination for the medical profession . He was put apprentice to Mr . Lucas , a respectable surgeon at Leeds , and weut to attend the hospitals in London in 1784 . It was upon that occasion his sister wrote the verses from which the
extracts at the commencement of this memoir are taken , and which address was published , with other poems , in a small volume , in 1793 . Her poetry was chaste , simple , and beautiful . The period at which Mr . Logan arrived in London was one of great interest ; his friend Mr . Lindsey had for conscience * sake surrendered his
vicarage and all his flattering prospects of church preferment , and opened his chapel in Essex Street . There again Mr . Logan found his instructor , and one of his greatest pleasures , even to his latest hour , was to recount the delight and advantage he experienced with that great
man . Mr . Lindsey ' s house wa ^ open every Sunday evening for the resort of some of the most able and excellent men of the day . and at those meetings he encouraged young men to attend , v here religious topics were discussed , and they were excited to the acquisition of knowledge and virtue .
After his attendance upon his professional studies , Mr . Logan was made House Surgeon at the Lock Hospital , and from thence returned to his mother and lister at Leeds , where he established himself , and where his skill and his medical acquirements , his anxious and devoted attention , and his amiable and engaging manners , brought him into extensive practice ; but his ariangemeui . s were so made that he seldom allowed
3 & 2 Obituary . —Maurice Logan , M . D .
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), May 2, 1831, page 352, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2597/page/64/