22 JULY 1843, Page 9

The lovers of literature and admirers of one of the

greatest living or- naments will be gratified to learn that Washington Irving has succeeded to a large fortune, which has been bequeathed to him by one of the Society of Friends, to whom the distinguished American author was personally unknown. Mr. Irving, in consequence, intends immediately to relinquish his appointment as American Minister at Madrid ; where, we hear, his health has suffered materially since his recent residence in that capital.—Morning Chronicle.