Excerpt from The Annual Biography and Obituary, 1837, Vol. 21 He was presented by the then Bishop of St. David's, in addition to the living of Aberystwith, to ather benefice in Cardiganshire. This, it is understood, was in consideration of an able translation and publication of a volume of sermons. He grounded and forwarded his son's classical education at an early age. The death of his father reduced the means of meeting the expenses of education at Cambridge, and Mr. Price was removed thence and repaired to London; with what views and prospects we kw t. It would appear that, unprotected in this seductive metropolis, he fell into difficulties and distresses, from which he was relieved by the interposition of a friend, who obtained for him the appointment of a cadet in the army of India. On the voyage thither, the Essex bore a very distinguished part in the smart skirmish between the squadrons of Admiral Suffrien and Commodore Johnson, in Porto Praya bay, off the island of St. Iago. Johnson committed the gross mistake of anchoring his fighting ships close in with the shore, and the merchantmen outside, so that the brunt of the action fell on the East India Company's ships. The increased facilities of watering gained by this dangerous position were, doubt, the motive for risking it; but had the vigour of Suffrien's attack at all corresponded with that of his subsequent operations in the Indian seas, the result must have been deeply injurious to the reputation of the British navy. In the further prosecution of her voyage to India the Essex was dismasted in a hurricane; but, after a variety of contingencies, some of them of a perilous nature, she reached Madras. Immediately on his arrival in India, Mr. Price, as an acting ensign, was thrown into active service on the Coromandel coast, under General Sir Hector Munro, and at Trincomalee, with the naval force of Admiral Sir Edward Hughes. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.