name of the late Mr. Glass,’ proving by a searching analysis that it was not properly made, and advertising his own preparation as ‘genuine.’ Thomas Glass replied in ‘An Examination of Mr. Henry's “Strictures” on Glass's Magnesia,’ 8vo, London, 1774, but was effectively answered by Henry during the same year. To ‘Medical Observations and Inquiries’ (vi. 364) Glass contributed an ‘Account of the Influenza, as it appeared at Exeter in 1775.’ He wrote also: 1. ‘Commentarii duodecim de febribus ad Hippocratis disciplinam accommodati,’ 8vo, London, 1742 (‘Editio nova, curante Ern. Godofr. Baldinger,’ 8vo, Jena and Leipzig, 1771). 2. ‘An Account of the antient baths, and their use in physic,’ 8vo, London, 1752. 3. ‘A letter … to Dr. Baker on the means of procuring a distinct and favourable kind of small-pox,’ &c., 8vo, London, 1767. 4. ‘A second letter … to Dr. Baker on certain methods of treating the small-pox during the eruptive state,’ 8vo, London, 1767. 5. ‘An Essay on Revealed Religion,’ 1772. Glass was considered the greatest English authority after Sir William Watson on inoculation for the small-pox. A German translation of their papers was published at Halle in 1769.
Glass died at Exeter on 5 Feb. 1786 and was buried in St. David's churchyard. His will, dated 8 Nov. 1783, was proved at London on 27 Feb. 1786 (registered in P. C. C. 90, Norfolk). He bequeathed to the dean and chapter of Exeter all his ‘medical printed books,’ to be placed in their library for the use of any physician of the city. By a codicil dated 15 Dec. 1784 he made provision for the education of poor children in Exeter. By his wife Mary, daughter of Sir Nathaniel Hodges, who died before him, he had four daughters, Mary (Mrs. Parminter), who predeceased her father, Elizabeth, Ann (Mrs. Lowder), and Melina or Melony (Mrs. Daniell). His portrait, by Opie, in the board-room of the Devon and Exeter Hospital, was engraved by Ezekiel (Evans, Cat. of Engraved Portraits, i. 139).
[Notes and Queries, 8th ser. viii. 462; will of Samuel Glass, proved 31 March 1773 (P. C. C. 110, Stevens).]
GLASSE, GEORGE HENRY (1761–1809), classical scholar and divine, the son of Dr. Samuel Glasse [q. v.] was born in 1761. He was sent to Christ Church, Oxford, in 1775, aged 14, and graduated B.A. 28 April 1779, and M.A. 14 Jan. 1782. He took holy orders, and in 1785 his father resigned to him his living of Hanwell, Middlesex. He also filled the office of domestic chaplain to the Earl of Radnor, the Duke of Cambridge, and the Earl of Sefton successively. His intellectual attainments greatly impressed his friends. In 1781 he published a translation of Mason's ‘Caractacus,’ ‘Καράκτακος ἐπι Μώνῃ: sive cl. Gul. Masoni Caractacus Græco carmine redditus cum versione Latina,’ which was very favourably reviewed. In 1788 appeared Glasse's rendering in Greek verse of Milton's ‘Samson Agonistes.’ The ease with which Glasse handled the classical languages is illustrated by his Latin version of Colman's ‘Miss Bayley's Ghost,’ which was sung by Tom Moore at a masquerade given by Lady Manvers, and afterwards published in the ‘Gentleman's Magazine’ (lxxv. 750). He published a large number of sermons, including ‘Contemplations on the Sacred History, altered from the works of Bishop Hall,’ 4 vols., 12mo, 1792, and ‘Sixteen Discourses abridged from the works of Bishop William Beveridge [q. v.] with Supplement of Ten Sermons by G. H. Glasse,’ London, 1805, 8vo. The most popular of his works was ‘Louisa: a narrative of fact supposed to throw light on the mysterious history of the Lady of the Haystack’ (1801), translated from ‘L'Inconnue, Histoire Véritable.’ This work, which quickly reached a third edition, was an attempt to prove that a mysterious refugee at Bristol was identical with Félix-Julienne de Schonau, otherwise Freulen, who declared herself to be the natural daughter of the emperor Francis I, and who was the unnamed heroine of the anonymous French work ‘L'Inconnue.’ Glasse frequently contributed to the ‘Gentleman's Magazine,’ and wrote a paper in ‘Archæologia’ in 1787. He ran through a large fortune in sixteen years, and then found himself in such difficulties that on 30 Oct. 1809 he hanged himself in the Bull and Mouth Inn, St. Martin's-le-Grand, London. At the inquest his solicitor testified that his embarrassments were so great as to fully account for mental derangement. Glasse is described as ‘short and fat, his face full and rather handsome, with an expression of benevolence and intelligence.’ He married, first, Anne Fletcher of Ealing, who died in June 1802, within a few days of their eldest daughter, and afterwards in May 1805 Harriet, the daughter of Thomas Wheeler.
[Gent. Mag. lxxix. 1082–3; Nichols's Lit. Anecd. ix. 131–3; St. James's Chronicle, 31 Oct. 1809; Notes and Queries, 1st ser. x. 496, 2nd ser. iii. 249; Cat. of Oxford Graduates; Brit. Mus. Cat.]
GLASSE, HANNAH (fl. 1747), was author of a popular treatise on cookery. The first edition is a thin folio, entitled ‘The Art of Cookery Made Plain and Easy, which far exceeds any Thing of the kind ever yet Published. … By A Lady. London. Printed for the Author; and sold at Mrs. Ashburn's