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Aberdeen Magazine Or Universal Repository (Newspaper) - March 1, 1797, London, Middlesex THE ABERDEEN MAGAZINE: ^ or, UNIVERSAL REPOSITORY for MARCH, 1797. � j p � ftriking one, and may fagvfc'in fome j meafure, to confirm the^Broh .of the OP above obfervation. v JOHN ELWES, Efq; The father of Mr. Elwes was aa eminent brewer in Southwark, which OF all the paffions which pervert was formerly reprefented in parliament human nature, none feems to be bj his grandfather. As Mr. Meggot * more extraordinary than that of ava- died when his fon was only four year* rice, which is often found implanted of age, little of his chara&er can be in the bofoms of thofe who wallow in attributed to him: it'may, however, affluence, and who eonfequeotly might be traced from hi9 mother; for we are enjoy every happjoefs arid comfort that told that, though me was left nearly this world can afford, did they know one hundred thoufand pounds by her how to ufe the bleffings which Hea- hufband, me absolutely ftarved herfelf ven has beftowed upon them. Such, to death. indeed, is the ftrange fatality of man- When very young, Mr. Elwes was kind, that we frequently find people fent to Weftminfter fchool, where he poffefled .of princely fortunes denying continued about ten or twelve years, themfelves the moil innocent gratifica- What progrefs he made at that femi- tions, and even the neceffities of life, naiy we know not; but it is certain in order that they may amafs riches, that after he left it, no part of his which will, perhaps, be profufely tim� was ever devoted to reading, and fquandered away after their death; when he died, if aS the books he had by ungrateful and extravagant heirs* in his pofldfion had been eolle&ed to- Inftances of this violent attachment gether, they would not have fold for to money frequently occur: 'the life of two pounds. . His mind feenis to have the late John Elwes, Efq; affords a been too much engaged -with the * Meggot was or%ix#Uy the femfly -name, which the late Mr. Elwea changed, in confo quencc of his becoming heir to his uncle Sir Harvey Elwes. P thoughts
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