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scurity passed the life of this extraordinary genias-a man whose name can only perish with his language. The mode of his education is imperfectly known, and the events of his life are variously related : all that we certainly

know is, that he died very poor. BUXTON (JEDIDIAH), a most extraordinary

calculator, was born at Elmeton, in Derbyshire, about 1705. His father was a school-master, and yet, by some strange negligence or infatuation, Jedidiah could neither write nor read; but so great-were his natural talents for calculation; that he could by the force of memory, quickly solve the most complicated question respecting the multiplication, division, reduction, &c. of figures. The largest company, and the most confused noise, could not distract or discompose him when engaged in the solution of a problem." The following question was once proposed to him : “In a body, the three sides of whichare 23,145,789 yards, 5,642,732 yards, and 54,965 yards, how many cabiceighthsofaninch?" Jedidiah- solved this intricate problem, with great accuracy, in about five hours, though in the midst of business, and surrounded by upwards of a hundred labourers. By walking over a piece of land, he would measure it as exactly as another could do with a chain. In 1754 this singular character walked to London on purpose to see the royal family, but the sight was not so fascinating as he conceived it would have been; he therefore returned disappointed. While he continued in town, he was introduced to the Royal Society, and visited



the theatre in Drury-lane, where he seemed perfectly indifferent about the play, or the splendid appearance of the house, and employed himself in counting the words uttered by Mr. Garrick. It is very remarkable, that, beyond mere calculation, this man's ideas were hardly above those of infancy. He had several

children, and died about 1775, aged 70. CAREY (HARRY), an English dramatist, is

principally remarkable for having wrote the loyal song of “God save great George our King," Merely as a poetical composition, however, it would not have continued a favourite song in 1801. The music, and the loyalty of his majesty's subjects, have preserved it from oblivion; and we shall be justified in declaring it to be one of the most popular songs that has ever been composed. Mr.Carey, however, was facetious and pleasant, and wrote several after-pieces or farces of considerable merit. Among these are, the Contrivances, the Honest Yorkshire Man, the Dragon of Wantley, and an excellent burlesque tragedy, entitled, Chrononhotonthologos. He was at length reduced to circumstances of distress, and, in a fit of desperation, put a period

to his existence in 1744. CAREW (BAMFYLDE Moore), an extraordi

nary character, was the son of a clergyman at Bickley, near Tiverton, Devonshire, and was born in July, 1693. His godfathers were the Hon. Hugh Bamfylde, esq. and the Hon. Major Moore, both of whose names he bears. The Rev. Mr, Carew had several other children:our


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hero was, however, intended for the church, and at the age of twelve years sent to Tiverton school, where he became acquainted with gentlemen of the first rank in the counties of Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, and Dorset, Falling into the company of some gypsies in the neighbourhood, young Carew, at the age of fifteen, grew so fond of his associates, that he resolved to adopt their vagrant manner of life, and accordingly abandoned the school and his friends: Having continued about half with these people, he returned home, to the great joy of his friends, who had given him up for lost.' The love of the mendicant life, however, still remained, and it grew upon him to such a degree, that he again forsook his paternal habitation, and betook himself to his old acquaintances, who received him with the utmost joy. His exploits in the course of his life were wonderful: 'He has imposed upon the same company three or four times a-day, under different disguises, and with different tales of distress. He began his career by equipping himself with an old pair of trowsers, and assumed the appearance of an unfortunate shipwrecked seaman; in which character he was very successful. Afterwards, he became the honest country farmer, who living in the isle of Shippey, in Kent, had the misfortune to have his grounds overflowed, and all his cattle drowned. And every scheme which he undertook he executed with so much skill and dexterity, that he raised very considerable contributions, Sometimes he was a distressed clergy

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