Thursday, March 1, 1798

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Aberdeen Magazine Or Universal Repository (Newspaper) - March 1, 1798, London, Middlesex THE ABERDEEN MAGAZINE: o r, UNIVERSAL REPOSITORY, for MARCH, 1798. -�ti6Q99nL.i BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIRS jeft of this memoir, equally eftimable, 0F TH� were both very young men when they n cr ^ia^ 'he misfortune of lofing their ex- Late Mr. IKA RTON, cdlent fatheiy Mr> Warton was then with some account op ins writings. a mere youth of fifteen or fixteen R. Warton was defcended from years. His mother furvived her wor- an ancient and honourable thy hufband for fome years : fhe was family in the north of England, from daughter to the Rev. Mr. Richard-Sir Michael Warton, Bart, of Warton fon, of Dunsfold, Surrey, a man of Hall, Lancafhire, and of the wealthy exemplary character, and fhe inherited and refpectable family of the fame all his virtues. My then young friend, name at Beverly, in Yorkfliire. The before the age of fixteen, was chofen parents of both his father and mother for his literary merit Scholar of Trini-lived in affluence, and were eminently ty College, Oxford. He went through good. The father of Mr. Warton, his academical ftudics with great ap-indeed, deferves feparately an eulo- plaufe; and, young as he was, a ge-gium, for merit, learning, and for nerous and noble emulation grew up genius; he was highly refpedted, not with him, which pufhed him upon only for his literary talents (which ftriving to excel, and which, in fact, were great), but for his worth and foon made him an orament to his col-virtues. He was Fellow of Magdalen' lege, in one of the mbft learned and College, Oxford, and ProfeiTor of polite univerfities in the world'. He Poetry In that .Univerfity, univerfally very early diftinguifhed himfelf by the efteemed for learning and for genius, fuperiority of his exercifes^ It is cer-He had two fons and one daghter, but tain his excellent poem, " The Pro-did not live to have the happinefs to grefs of Difcontent," (fee Dodfley's fee thofe fons, " the learned brothers," Collection, and Mr. Warton's poems) (as Drjohnfon calls them, with whorn owed its origin to fome Latin verfes they were intimately acquainted) arrive fubjoined to a theme when he was a at their future literary fame. Dr. Jo- mere boy, with which the then Prefi-feph Warton, the eldeft fon, whofe dent, Dr. Huddesford, was fo much public and private character is above pleafed, that he defired him to para-all praife, and Mr. Warton, the fub- pharafe them in Englifli. And I Vol. III. P h*vc