11 DECEMBER 1841

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Parties in France are preparing for the approaching Parlia- mentary

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campaign ; and there are reports of a monstrous coalition for the Opposition to begin with, between the restless M. Tunas, the decorous Count MOLE, and the Duke of ORLEANS. The...

There is no news of the war in China, but

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its echo rings in the troubled voice of India. In the North-west, disease promises to rid us of the imbecile despot whom we uphold on the throne of Afghanistan at the cost of...


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Oua account of the Whig aspirations after a return to office last week has received singular confirmation, at the hands of the most accomplished bureaucrat of the late Ministry,...

When the Niger Expedition was about to depart for its

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pesti- lential destination, we said that a day would come when those who sent it would be called upon to account for the murders which they were about to do. That day is at...

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'be Metropolis.

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A Court of Common Council was held on Thursday, for the despatch of business. Mr. R. L. Jones brought up the report of the London Bridge Committee on the viaduct across...

The newspaper "leaders" of the week have exhibited some fea-

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tures of unusual interest. Besides the chronic Anti- Poor-law hysteria of the Times, and the standing Anti-Corn-law homilies of the Chro- nicle, there has been the Oxford...

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Tax Queen and Prince Albert left Buckingham Palace at twelve o'clock on Monday, in a carriage and four, escorted by a party of Hus- sars ; and arrived at Windsor at a few...

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While L ord Palmerston was staying on a short visit at Lord Leve- son's, near Bridgnorth, an address was presented to him by the Mayor and inhabitants of the town. The address...

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The Dublin Evening Mail announces that the Irish Poor-law Com- mission is to be abolished, and the administration of the law in Ireland to be transferred to the Board at...

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The Queen has forwarded 1001., and Prince Albert 501., in aid of the erection of the Royal Asylum at Morningside, Edinburgh, for the accom- modation of two hundred and fifty...


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The following is the formal announcement of the infant Prince's new dignity which appeared in Tuesday's Gazette- '• Whitehall. 4th December 1841. " The Queen has been pleased...

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TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR. Sea—The canton of Geneva is in fact not much more than a town; and the little revolution, or rather municipal riot, that recently happened...

A letter received at Lloyd's announces that the blockade of

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the coast of Cantabria is raised.

Earl Grey is not ill, as it was reported last

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week, though he suffers much grief at the death of his daughter Lady Durham. The Globe says that Mr. Joseph Sturge and Mr. Sharman Crawford have been appointed by the members...

The abrupt termination of Mr. Smith's trial, and the unexpected

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re- lease of Mr. Rapallo, have excited much surprise and some mistrust throughout the week ; and the mystery has of course given birth to many surmises. The ill-disposed towards...


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SATURDAY NIGHT. The Standard of this evening corrects a former report, in saying that the Christian names of the Prince of Wales have not been finally agreed upon by the Queen...

Quarterly average of the weekly liabilities and assets of the

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Bank of England, from the 14th September 1841 to the 7th December 1841* ASSETS. Circulation £16,972,000 Securities £22,708,000 Deposits 7,369,000 Bullion 4,486,000...

Last night's Gazette notifies a few miscellaneous appointments. The Queen

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has appointed the Reverend John Clark to the church of the united parishes of Daviot and Dunlichity, in Inverness-shire, vacant by the resignation of the Reverend Simon...

An important Anti-Corn-law Conference was held at Derby on Thursday.

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The chief manufacturers from the towns of Nottingham, Leicester, Loughborough, Derby, and the Midland Counties, to the num- ber of about a thousand, assembled in the...

Of many Letters which have reached us this week, we

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are unable to make room for more than one—that ou the affairs of Switzerland, by a German.

The reader will peruse with advantage the letter on Switzerland

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by a well-informed German correspondent, printed below : it explains the real causes and meaning of the late Genevese " revolution." Up to the 3d instant Geneva was tranquil....

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STOCK EXCHANGE. FRIDAY AFTENOON. The great pressure for money, to which we alluded in our last report, has been entirely mitigated; and it is now easily attainable at from 2 to...

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[From the Morning Chronicle, Dec. 7.] There are no words in the whole whites...pregnant with more meaning. and with a meaning more gratifying to us. than those in which Lord...

Though unconnected with theatrical doings, we may mention in this

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place that Mr. WILSON, the stage-vocalist, is giving a coarse of lectures on Scottish Song, at Wernham's Rooms in Store Street. The first lecture was delivered last night ; and...


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Ma. CA_TIIN has this week added to his curious museum of Indian cos- tumes and weapons, scenery and portraits, an elaborate and highly- finished Model of the Falls of Niagara ;...


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Tam customary tribute to successful talent has been paid to Miss ADELAIDE REMBLE at the Adel phi: the stage Pasquin,Mr.YATEs, having got up a broad burlesque of Norma, in which...

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THE manner in which the sentence of Mr. BEAUMONT Smrrn has been received by the public, is a powerful confirmation of the ad- vantage of abolishing death punishments for crimes...


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FOREIGN AFFAIRS. Tin Times has become as enthusiastic in support of the independ- ence of the smaller States of the German Confederation as Lord PALMERSTON was in support of...

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'THERE appear to be hopes, in spite of our mistrust, that Govern- ment is really about to do something notable in the way of Emigra- tion ; for the most servile to its party of...

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AMONG other matters in which the Church of Scotland retains a greater resemblance to the Church of Rome than most other Pro- testant lommunions, is the stress it lays upon...


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ONE of the most tragic incidents recorded by Madame Ds SzviuNk is the death of VATEL—not the diplomatist, but a much more im- portant functionary, the first cook of the " siecle...


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THE Literary Gazette has published, with a most rapturous and enthusiastic commentary, a letter from the Queen of GEORGE the Third ; certain that "its simplicity of expression,...

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THE German periodicals which take cognizance of musical proceedings have long announced that SPORR was employed in writing an Oratorio —the subject and the title being " The...


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TRAVELS, The Glory and Shame of England. By C. Edwards Lester. In twovolames. Bentley. netrosr, Hardness; of the Uncle. In three volumes Smolders and Otley., LESTER'S GLORY...

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Is a remarkable work. It exhibits enough knowledge and ability to set up half a dozen novelists; but, from deficient art in the higher branches of fiction, and perhaps from...

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EPIDEMIC DISEASES. A WELL-READ correspondent favours us with the following letter 013 Dr. PARKIN'S theory. TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR. London. 2d December 1841. Sm-In...


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From December 3d to December 10th. BOOKS. The Jacquerie, or the Lady and the Page ; an Historical Romance. By G. P. R. JAMES, Esq., Author of " The Gipsy," &c. In three...

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We may here mention, that the occasion of our visit

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to the School of Design was to see some specimens of French Paper Hangings and Silk Draperies, that Mr. DYCE has recently brought over for the use of the pupils. It is...

May Morning; a Duet for Treble Voices. By E. J.

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HOPKINS. An animated and highly-pleasing duet ; of which some parts agree- ably remind us of WEBER.

Sonata for the Pianoforte. Op. 13. t W . S . B E NNE TT.

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Caprice for the Pianoforte. Op. 22.5 " There are some beautiful thoughts in each of these compositions, which evidence their writers' knowledge of the true use and employ- ment...

Tarantella for the Pianoforte, in A fiat. By F. CHOP/N.

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A pleasing subject, agreeably diversified, and not too much wire-drawn.


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THE subject of Fresco-painting is exciting an increasing degree of in- terest among those who desire to see painting assume in this country its proper position as a decorative...


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BIRTHS. On the 3d December, at York. the Countess of Emascrourr, of a son and heir. Ou the 30, at Belmont. county Wexford, the Lady of Catatss A. WALKER. Esq.. late M.P.. of...


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The Gresham Prize Composition. No. 10. By E. J. ROMPS S. Tun Gresham Prize, as perhaps our readers are aware, has no con- nexion with Gresham College, but is the liberal gift...


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Arrived—At Gravesend, Dec. 6th, Airey, Nicholson, from Bengal ; and Sanderson. Smithy, from China; 8th, Mary Itaunatyne, Pickering; and Juliet, Alexander, from Ben g al ; and...

Sir FRANCIS CRABTREE has, we understand, left the bulk of

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his large fortune to the Royal Academy, of which he was so distinguished an ornament ; after the death of his widow, who enjoys it daring her life. This munificent bequest...

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BRITISH FUN 13 S. (Closing Prices.) Saturday Monday. Tuesday. Weaves. Tours. r rtaay. shut 88e ex d. 88} 88e 881 884 884 881 881 881 881 881 13131 98/ 981 984 984 981 981...


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Tuesday, Dec. 7. PARTNERSHIPS DISSOLVED. Johnson and Shaw, Bishopsgate Street Within. carpet-dealers—Davis and Adkins, Piccadilly. cigar-merchants—\\ hatley and Curtis,...