10 APRIL 1847

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Perhaps as festive a thing as any which this Easter

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has brought forth is the Revenue-table for the year and quarter. That at least wears a face of gladness. Both on the year and quarter there is an increase in all the important...

As the antagonist parties in Portugal seem absolutely unable to

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fight it out, the Governments of England and Spain, it is said, mean to interpose ; and, according to report, British marines and ships have actually been sent to the Portuguese...

Ireland goes on. The famine, indeed, appears for the time

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to mitigate : foreign grain pours in abundantly ; and Irishmen, who return verdicts of " manslaughter " against Lord John Russell [LATEST EDITION.] for not feeding the people...


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THIS Easter will be memorable for three events, illustrating the progress of the country in politics, commerce, and art : it gives to the Upper House of Parliament its new abode...

Queen Isabella of Spain is at last emancipated from the

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Minis- try that had so far succeeded in enthralling her. Her difficulty was, that no one of the Ministers would countersign the decree for the dismissal of his colleagues ; and,...

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The advices from the United States involve a puzzle for

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the contemporary historian. Mr. President Polk offered to appoint Mr. Benton a Major-General in the army against Mexico, with powers to open negotiations. Mr. Benton declined to...

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Birkenhead Docks were opened on Easter- Monday, with public re- joicings; also the extension of the Chester Railway to the docks, and the Park attached to the town. On the...

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Trim Court proceedings of the week are not of a stirring kind. The Queen and Prince Albert have been making the most of the fine weather for out- door exercise; walking every...

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The Londoners spent Easter Monday much after the customary fashion. The day was tine, and Greenwich fair was the resort of the usual miscella- neous thousands. The fair at...

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The accounts from the different parts of Ireland indicate a consider- able improvement in the condition of the country. Tillage of the land is proceeding, and an increased...

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SPAIN.—The account given in the Postscript of last Saturday's Spectator respecting the formation of a new Ministry at Madrid, has been fully sub- stantiated. There are various...


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The Baines agitation in Edinburgh has not been quite successful. " Dr. Chalmers," says the correspondent of the Daily News, "is understood to be decidedly favourable to the...

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We believe we may confidently announce that every effort will

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be made by the Government to bring the business of the session of Parliament to a speedy termination, with a view to a general election. We hear that it is - considered not...

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SATU AY NIGIrr. A large and influential meeting was held yesterday in t Town-hall of - t • ; 2- Manchester, to support the Government scheme of ed tion. The Reverend C. D....

There have been rumours in Paris and London, all the

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week, of an impending fall of the Coletti Administration. By implication this event has been connected with the intervention of France and England: bat the whole remains in a...

The Standard publishes this protentous statement, under the date of

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"Birmingham, Friday evening"— The Standard publishes this protentous statement, under the date of "Birmingham, Friday evening"— " A communication has just been received from the...


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Leeds, 6#4 April 1847. Sra—I have for many years been a reader of the Spectator, which I have al- - ways believed to be most careful and accurate in its selection of news: I am...


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STOCK EXCHANGE, FRIDAY AFTERNOON.. The rumours noticed in part of our last impression as to the decline of the revenue during the quarter just ended, were proved to be without...

We regret to state that Captain Drury, who was employed

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in Ireland, assisting the Board of Works, has fallen a victim to the famine fever in the district of Kinsale. He was one of the old gallant but neglected officers of the late...

Miss Eleonora Blackburn has presented to University College the valuable

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lot library belonging to her brother, tbe let() Mr. William Blackburn of Lincoln's Inn. Miss Eleonora Blackburn has presented to University College the valuable lot library...

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Although not first in the order of time, the opening of the Royal Italian Opera at Covent Garden is the great theatrical event of the week. It was anticipated with extraordinary...

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At Sadler's Wells, The Tempest, according to the original version,

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has been produced on a scale really magnificent for the theatre. The principal performers are Phelps, Prospero; Miss Addison, Miranda; Bennett, Cali- ban; and Scharf, Trinculo....

The manager of Drury Lane has always had a kind

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patronizing feeling towards the brute creation. In his classic walls Van Amburgh astounded mankind by putting the lamb into the same cage with the lion; and Du- crow with his...


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Customs Excise Stamps Taxes Property Tax Post-office Crown Lands Miscellaneous (exeln. of China Money) Total Ordinary Revenue China Money 'merest and other Monies Repayments of...

Mr. Planche is so very clever a transformer of fairy

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tales and mytholo- gical traditions into neat dramatic burlesques, that we must needs regret his writing a piece of such a disjointed kind as that to which the French give the...

Mademoiselle Rose Cheri returns to the St. James's with all

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that charm- ing naiveté and unaffected grace which delighted the audience last year. She is not what we English should call a strong actress-she never takes by storm; but the...

Auber's comic opera The Barcarole, in an English dress, was

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produced at the Princess's on Monday. This house has had the credit of bringing forward, in a very agreeable manner, several productions of the modern French musical stage ' as...

At the Lyceum, the faith in Easter has expired for

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some time; and the directress, avoiding holyday competition, usually brings out her spectacle some weeks after the period sanctioned by tradition. However, a little comical...

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IRISH COLONIZATION: OBJECTIONS AND OBSTACLES. EACH of" the two great parties which divide the state" has seen fit to employ a Commission for the purpose of investigating the...


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THE rise of Birkenhead is one of the most remarkable events in the history of commerce. To something like the rapid, go-ahead, constructive energy of a colonial community, has...

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Sum' events as those that befell the people of the Tweed steam- ship on the reef of Alacranes do not happen in vain. The tale points many a moral. First, there was some want of...


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IT is well known that the art of mystification is eminently an official accomplishment ; the Colonial Office is noted for its high cultivation of the art ; but of all Colonial...


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Wm officers of the company to whom the mail-steamer Cambria belongs are charged with a gross violation of propriety. Mr. Frederick Douglass, an emancipated American slave, has...

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IN a slight autobiographical note which the celebrated officer General Drouot has left behind him, he makes this candid avowal- " During my retreat I endeavoured to write an...


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Hieroav, The Annals of Ireland, translated from the original Irish of the Four Masters. By Owen Connellan, F,sq., Irish Historiographer to their late Majesties George IV. and...

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UNLIKE most sequels, Omoo, or "a narrative of Adventures in the South Seas, " is equal to its predecessor. There are not so many unusual hardships, and dangerous but necessary...

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CHRIST. THE religious importance of the Crucifixion and the pbsznomena which accompanied it have naturally excited the attention of theologians of all ages; and, among other...

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MISS AGUILAR is known as a clever contributor of tales to annuals, and as the authoress of several popular books on subjects connected with the Hebrew religion ; to which creed...


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BOOBS. A Treatise on the Physical Cause of the Death of Christ, and its Relation to the Principles and Practice of Christianity. By William Stroud, M.D. Home Influence; a Tale...

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ARTS AND MANUFACTURES.—NO. I. AN interesting movement is perceptible in the progress of the arts: a want is felt almost universally, and at the same time in several different...

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ARErvED - At Gravesend, 4th April, Wm. Parker, Stratton, from Mauritius ; 5th, Marmion, Ewing, from Manila ; and Robert Clive, Mercer, from Mauritius ; 6th, S. Boddington,...


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On the 30th March, at Letunington, the Lady of Alexander Campbell, Esq., of Monzie, of a son and heir, who died on the 3d instant. On the 1st April, the Lady Ashley, of a...


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WAR-OFFICE, April 9.-4th Drags.-Capt. J. Ralston, from Paymaster of 64th Foot, to be Paymaster, vice A. C. Dravrwater, retired upon half-pay. 10th Light Drags.- Lieut. J. 1'....


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Tuesday, April 6. PARTNESSHMS DISSOLVED. Arming and Deane, Axminster, Devonshire, millets-Jackson and Wood, Darlaston, Staffordshire, wood-screw-manufacturers-Kenyon and...

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BRITISH If 3 per Cent Consols Ditto for Account 3 per Cents Reduced 3* per Cents Long Annuities Bank Stock, 7 per Cent, India Stock, 10 Exchequer Bills, 25. per diem India...