15 MAY 1852

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As time passes the Derby Ministers are becoming better known : • it may be as an old proverb has it, "better known than trusted." .Indeed, theidenguage is little suited to...

There is no abatement in the gloom that hangs over

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the Cape colony and the, adjoining regions of South Afriett. Sir Harry Smith has replied to the 'shabby and aplenetindespatch which in- formed him that the' late Colonial...

Paris in May 1852 has had its Exhibition of the

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implements of war, as London in May 1851 had its Exhibition of the implements - and products of . peaceful industry. The' latter has not pro v ed; what some sanguine Arcadians...

The settled grant of public Money to Maynooth College is

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a very small affair to make such a clamour about, and its assailants go to work in a very shabby way. They do not move the House of Commons to rescind the grant ; they only move...

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Edda ad torttluuto iu Varliamtut.

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PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OF THII WEER. Horst or LORDS. Monday, May10. Convocation of the Province of York; Con- versation—Appeal to the Judicial Committee on Doctrine.; the Bishop of...

Last session, thirty-five days were spent in laborious inquiries by

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the Committee on Metropolitan Water Supply, over which Sir James Graham presided, without any practical result. A Corn- =Wee on the same subject has been sitting this session...

Midas, with hie ass's Vara, stalling amid the gold to

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whit* be turned everything - he touched, was but a type of the Australian Colonies at this moment. The universal labouring population— and many of the better classes—have...

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iltbr taut.

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SOME enlivening events at Court have diversified the week. Her Majesty's birthday was appointed to be kept on Thursday the 13th, and it was marked by a drawingroom and a...

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Cht Sttrupulis.

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The Lord Mayor's banquet at the Mansionhouse, on Saturday, had features of political interest. The company was the pith of the Conserve- five party, with the Ministers at its...

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The first visitation of the Queen's College in Cork was held in the Examination Hall on Tuesday. So far as the progress of the students is concerned, the results were very...

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Harwich election took place on Saturday. Mr. Butt, the candidate we mentioned last week, was unopposed ; and it has been said that he has slipped in under a mistake as to...

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The struggle between parties at Edinburgh seems to get only more and mor e complicated and inveterate. Notwithstanding the choice of a sub- co mmittee by the conjoined...

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FHA:WT.—The 10th of May was a great day for Louis Napoleon Bo- naparte, but he was not proclaimed Emperor by prretorian acclamations. All Paris was alive early, and soon abroad...

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The election news of importance is but slender ; and our space restricts us to a few of the leading facts. ENGLAND. BURY Sr. EDMUNDS. Mr. Stuart, the Member for Newark,...


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We are happy to state that the second and final conference for the re- gulation of the succession to the Danish throne was held at the Foreign Office on Saturday ; when a...

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Perth election took place on Thursday. The candidates to succeed

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the present Lord Panmure were the Honourable Arthur Kinnaird, and Mr. Gilpin, the Quaker publisher of London, whose name is famously identi- fied with the pamphlet quoted by...


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The present state of the Cape Constitution question is in the highest degree unsatisfactory. As prognosticated in the debate of last session, and especially foretold by the Duke...

The Count de Chambord has addressed a manifesto to the

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Legitimists of France, specifically enjoining them to accept no offices under the Usurpa- tion. " The first duty of Royalists is to do no act, to enter into no engagement, in...


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SATURDAY. In the House of Commons last night, Mr. Muumuus; asked the Go- vernment if they had any measure to prevent the desertion of seamen in Australia. Sir JOUR PARINGTON...

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Miss Glyn, whose performance of the _Duchess of IMO may

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be re- garded as one of the most remarkable and original creations of the modern stage, has taken her talents, and the tragedy likewise, to the Surrey Theatre. The acting...

The Covent Garden Opera has produced Lucia di Lammermoor with

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a new cast in the principal characters. Mademoiselle Anna Zerr, already known on this stage as Mozart's Queen of Night, has had a great success in Donizetti's Lucia—showing...

The New Philharmonic Society, at their concert of Wednesday last,

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wisely availed themselves of the advantage which the possession of Exe- ter Hall gives them over the Old Society in the Hanover Square Rooms, by getting up Beethoven's Ninth or...

The engagement of Mademoiselle Rose Cheri has not brought any

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ma- terial increase to our knowledge of the French repertoire; the vreil. known character of the Empress in Un Changement de Main remaining the most popular of her productions....

At the second meeting of the Quartet Association, on Wednesday,

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much interest was excited among the amateurs by the performance of a quartet composed by Mr. G. A. Macfarren ; which was admirably executed by Messrs. Sainton, Cooper, Hill, and...

ittattro out' 311uoir.

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One of those serio-comic afterpieces, by which an audience is made first to laugh at the oddities, and then to sympathize with the misfortunes of an old k renchman, largo in...


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SATURDAY TWELVE o'Cuacx. There is no change in the prices of either the English or Foreign Funds ; neither has any business of importance occurred. The transactions in the...

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IF Sir Harry Smith had been a cunning master of rhetoric, which he is not, he could not have devised a more bitter rejoinder to the despatch of Earl Grey notifying his recall,...


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THE decision of the Court-martial on the loss of the Birkenhead can hardly be said to have left the question where it was : for the very silence of the Court on important points...


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DECLINE OF TILE DERBY CABINET. IT is not "the defeat of Ministers" that has lowered them in pub- lic respect, but the character of their own acts, which are irrecon- eileable...

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rettero to the Mar.

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DANGEROUS CONDITION OP THE AUSTRALIAS AND NEW ZEALAND. Reigate, 12th May 1852. Sin—In a letter signed "W." which you published last autumn,* imme- diately after news of the...

THE WEARY STATESMAN'S LULLABY. "BLESSED is the man," cried Sancho,

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"that first invented sleep !" —a blessing best known to the hard-working. To them it comes on the hardest of couches. The labourer needs no down for his repose; the voyager can...


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PROBABLY the Court of Chancery has never jumped so evenly with public opinion as in the decision on the Wagner case. The refine- ments of "Equity" and the conclusions of plain...

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The Glebe, Stranyford, County Down, 5th May 1852. Sni--My attention having been called to an article in the last number of your journal, on the Irish Education question, I am...


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PLATO'S REPUBLIC TRANSLATED BY DITIES AND VAUGHAN.. Ma. COBDEN, blind Sampson that he is, once made sport for the Philistines by declaring his opinion that a single number of...

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jERDAN'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY. * THERE is a solid and sustained interest about

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these biographical reminiscences, which was hardly to be looked for from a man whose life had been passed in the various and desultory occupations of the daily and weekly press...

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have been the progress of medicine in the diagno- sis and treatment of disease, scientific inquiry directed to meteor- ology, with a closer observation of facts, has placed the...

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Ix art, in writing, and even in testimony, we never get anything as it is, but as men see it. From the lame efforts of the amateur draughtsman, or the different representations...

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TSB ROYAL ACADEMY IMBIBITION. Subjects of Invention. Among the subjects of invention two stand preeminently forth as some- thing more than inventions in the bare current...


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Boom. Observations on the Social and Political State of Denmark, and the Duchies of Sleswick and Holstein, in 1851: being the Third Series of the Notes of a Traveller on the...

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OFFICE OF ORDNANCE, May 10.—Royal Regt. of Artillery—First Lieut. W. C. L. Blosse, to be Sec. Capt. vice E. Swinton, dec.; Seeoud Lieut. F. W. Whitehead to be First Lieut. vice...

On the 3d May, at Croft House, Leicestershire, the Wife

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of the Be,'. W. Henry Cooper, of a daughter. On the 6th, at Bookhrun, Surrey, the Hon. Mrs. Toler, of a son. On the 8th, in Russell Square, Mrs. George Clowes, of a son. On the...

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BRITISH FUND 8. (Mang Prices.) Saturd. Monday. Tuesday. Woks'. Thurs. Ditto for Account 3 per Cents Reduced 31 per Cents Long Annuities Bank Stock, 8 per Cent India Stock, 101...


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Tuesday, May 11. PARTNERSIIIPS DISSOLTED. - Watson and Parkhouse, Southwark, hop-merchants- pickup and Lord, Green's Mill, Bacup, Lancashire, cotton-manufacturers-Goulton and...