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what the world had hardly seen before, a list of errors of nineteen pages.
But to politicks and literature there must be an end. Lord Lyttelton had never the appearance of a strong or of a healthy man; he had a slender un.compacted frame, and a meagre face : he lafted however fixty years, and then was seized with his last illness. Of his death a very affecting and instructive account has been given by his physician, which will spare me the task of his meral character..
“ On Sunday evening the symptoms “ of his lordship’s disorder, which for “a 'week past had alarmed us, put on “a fatal appearance, and his lordship 6 believed himself to be a dying man.
“ From this time he suffered by resleff“ness rather than pain; and though his “ nerves were apparently much flut« tered, his mental faculties never “ seemed stronger, when he was tho“ roughly awake. .
“ His lordship's bilious and hepatic “ complaints seemed alone not equal to “ the expected mournful event; his " long want of Neep, whether the con“ sequence of the irritation in the “ bowels, or, which is inore probable, “ of causes of different kind, accounts “ for his loss of strength, and for his “ death very fufficiently.
“ Though his lordship wished his · “ approaching diffolution not to be lin“ gering, he waited for it with resigna- '
bilious and hepatic ed alone not equal to mournful event; his leep, whether the con
the irritation in the which is inore probable,
different kind, accounts
his lordship wished his
os tion. He said, " It is a folly, a “ keeping me in misery, now to attempt “ to prolong life;" yet he was easily 6 persuaded, for the fatisfaction of “ others, to do or take any thing “ thought proper for him. On Satur“ day he had been remarkably better, “ and we were not without some hopes w of his recovery.
“ On Sunday, about eleven in the “ forenoon, his lordship sent for me, “ and said he felt a great hurry, and 66 wished to have a little conversation “ with me in order to divert it. He “ then proceeded to open the fountain " of that heart, from whence goodness “ had so long flowed as from a copious “ spring. “ Doctor,” said he, “ you
“ shall be my confessor : when I first ser « out in the world, I had friends who “ endeavoured to shake my belief in the “ Christian religion. I saw difficulties “ which staggered me; but I kept my “ mind open to conviction. The evi. “ dences and doctrines of Christianity, “ studied with attention, made me a “ most firm and persuaded believer of “ the Christian religion. I have made “it the rule of my life, and it is the “ ground of my future hopes. I have “ erred and finned; but have repented, 66 and never indulged any vicious habit. “ In politicks, and publick life, I have “ made publick good the rule of my “ conduct. I never gave counsels which $ I did not at the time think the best.
“ I have
“ I have seen that I was sometimes in " the wrong, but I did not err designed“ ly. I have endeavoured, in private “ life, to do all the good in my power, “ and never for a moment could in“ dulge malicious or unjust designs “ upon any person whatsoever.”
" At another time he said, " I must “ leave my soul in the same state it was “ in before this illness; I find this a very “ inconvenient time for solicitude about “ any thing."
“ On the evening, when the symp“ toms of death came on, he said, “I “ shall die; but it will not be your “ fault.” When lord and lady Valentia “ came to see his lordship, he gave " them his folemn benediction, and . : B 2