21 MAY 1853

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THE existing Government of France manifests some alarm for its position abroad and at home ; a fact manifested by the precautions which it has taken to alarm its enemies, to...

Parliament this week gives precedence in importance to the in-

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vestigations into its own flaws and foibles ; for while the Commons have been taking holyday, and assemble in scanty muster to squabble, with vain chaffering, over the details...

The mails that have come by way of the Red

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Sea bring us an unusual amount of intelligence this time ; the most important of which is not from India itself. Indeed, the Indian papers only report progress in old matters ;...

The journals, the telegraph-offices, the diplomatists in Constan- tinople, and

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consequently in Vienna, Paris, London, and other places, are stirred to the last degree by a fresh "ultimatum" on which Prince Menschikoff is said to have insisted in his...

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PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OF THE WEEK. llocsa or Loans. No sittings. Housa or CommoNs. Thursday, May 19. Excise-duties on Spirits Bill, read a second time—Customs-duties on Spirits...

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Tun records of the Court are still of the same quiet character as they have been during the stay of the Queen at Osborne : daily drives and walks in the neighbourhood and the...

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A deputation of electors from the City of London waited on Lord John Russell on Thursday, to learn what steps Government propose to take respecting the rejection of the Jewish...

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Since the Convocation of the Province of York was prorogued on the 5th November 1852 until the 18th May, a correspondence has ensued be- tween Mr. Archdeacon Thorpe and the...

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The Industrial Exhibition at Dublin is still incomplete, and it is said that June will arrive before the last workman dears away. Of course the arrangements of the articles...

lump riu4 FRANCE.—The Empress is now so far convalescent as

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to permit of her being driven out in a carriage to the Bois de Boulogne. Political interest is reviving in France ; and the spirit of independence imputed to the Legislative...


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A company is being organized for the purpose of establishing a Crystal Palace at Glasgow, on the plan of the great institution at Sydenham. The necessity for a place of public...

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"The rumour that the Porte had accepted the Russian ultimatum

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is without foundation," says that precipitate gossip the telegraph. "The rumour that the Porte had accepted the Russian ultimatum is without foundation," says that precipitate...


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STOCK EXCH•NOX, FRIDAY ATIMBNOON. The demand for money which had existed for several weeks continued nearly undiminished both in the Stock Exchange and out of doors until yes-...

The Directors of the York and North Midland Railway surrendered

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yester- day, on the Coroner's charge of "manslaughter," and were admitted to bail. The Directors of the York and North Midland Railway surrendered yester- day, on the Coroner's...

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The Times explains the object of the Order in Council of the 1st April 1853 relating to the Navy, described by the Secretary of the Admiralty as intended "to give the Royal Navy...


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SAT1INDA.Y. The "loud cheers" that greeted Lord John Russell's proposal, last night, to take two days' holyday next week, betrays the usual effect of past idleness in provoking...

The members of the deputation from the electors of the

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City of London were punctual to the appointment made by Lord John Russell this morn- ing; but instead of himself, they found a letter stating that he had to attend a -Cabinet...

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The managers of the Royal Italian Opera have produced the first novelty promised in their general prospectus of this season—Verdi's.Rigo- letto. The only others which we have...

Modern Italian operas are not in their nature more evanescent

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than - modern English dramas. The public having become too urbane for that summary mode of justice which is profanely called " damnation " the success of a piece on its first...

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Mr. Pierson's oratorio, Jerusalem, has been performed this week at

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Exeter Hall by the Harmonic Union. This may be regarded as a sort of appeal from the almost unanimous critical verdict pronounced on the oc- casion of its original production at...


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St. George's Gallery, Hyde Park Corner, is at present the scene of an entertainment of unique character. A party of thirteen Zulu Caffins- eleven men, a woman, and a child—with...

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THE CHANCELLOR AND HIS DOCTORS. Trinity College, 18th May 1853. Sea—You will hardly need to be told that Oxford is assuming its best ex- te'rnal countenance in honour of the...


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The Philharmonic concert of Monday was substantially composed of those materials which at these concerts are always found to be the most at- tractive and satisfactory,--two...


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Mereadante's opera of It Bravo has been revived at the Italian Theatre, with a cast composed of Mesdames Lagrange and Beltramelli and MM. Bettini and Belletti. At the...

A very complete performance of Le Tartufe, with MM. Regnier

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and Roland and Mademoiselle Brohan in the principal characters, has been the French event of the London theatrical week. Mr. Mitchell's benefit takes place on Wednesday next,...

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Tim Feast of Pentecost, which our Protestant populace slightly regards as a religious feast, but which is "kept " as a high holy- day by the working classes and some who would...


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DOCKYARD TRUTH AND ITS CANTERBURY ECHO. THE course of the evidence before the Canterbury Commissioners is a retort upon the Dockyard Committee, with a moral somewhat more...

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TEA, although a staple product of China, is amongst the things so familiar to us that we regard it almost as a national institution. Yet the events which have been going on for...


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from India leave the Bombay Government in a position to create some anxiety for its proper extrication. The Governor had been overwhelmed with charges against the Sadder Court,...

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Ammon other exalted matrimonies, the daily journals announce that of the Royal Italian Opera to the Electric Telegraph. Wires are laid down for the convenience of subscribers...


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ALREADY gruff " fares" menace drivers and conductors with "Mr. Fitzroy's Bill." Already has that measure become an object of speculation on the cab rank and the box-seat of the...


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STRANGE anomalies often arise in the respective relations of preach- er to congregation—of the lecturer to the lectured. Now and then a rigid puritanical divine, whose chief...

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The sensitive Marquis of Londonderry fixes a very pretty quarrel

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on Lord John Russell as editor of Thomas Moore's Diary. The poet notes, that on the 16th of June 1825 he breakfasted at Rogers a, with Lord John, Sydney Smith, Luttrell, Sharpe,...


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Tax time seems to have come when the question is tangibly laid before Europe, whether Italy shall be independent or extinguished ? That she retains in herself sufficient...

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KAYE'S ADMINISTRATION OF THE EAST INDIA C OM PA N Y. * WHATEVER difficulty the poet may find in fulfilling the canon of servetur ad imum quails ab incepto," it is continually...

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WARBURTON'S LIFE OF PETERBOROUGH. * AMONG the remarkable men who have

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reached the highest top of greatness without being able to sustain themselves there, Peter- borough is undoubtedly the most remarkable, not only for the variety of his...

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KINGSLEY'S HYPATIA. s THE heroine of this fiction is the female

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philosopher who was mur- dered by the Christian monks and mob of Alexandria with the approbation if not the privity of the patriarch Cyril. To exhibit some of the principal...

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Booxs. The Grenville Papers: being the Correspondence of Richard Grenville, Earl Temple, K.G., and the Right Honourable George Grenville, their Friends and Contemporaries. Now...

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ROYAL ACADEMY EXHIBITION: FOURTH NOTICE. At the head of the Inventive and Illustrative Pictures stand the works of the "Preraphaelites," both singly and as a class. Subtilty of...

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On the 3c1 April, at Simla, the Lady of Colonel .1. Bloomfield Gough, C.B., Aide- de-camp to the Queen, and Quartermaster-General of her Majesty's Forces in India, of a son. On...


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Wsa-orricn, May 13.-2d Regt. of Life Guards—H. J. L. Wynne, Gent. to be Cornet and Sub-Lieut. by purchase, vice Jameson, promoted. 1st Drag. Guards— H. H. Sidney, Gent. to be...

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ADMIRALTY, May 5.—Corps of Royal Marines—Sec. LieuL F. H. Ruel to be First Lieut. vice F. R. Newton, dismissed the service. -


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FOREIGN FUNDS. (Last Official Quotation during the Week ending Friday Evening.) Austrian b p. Ct. 871 ex d. Mexican 3 p. Ct. Belgian 44 97/ ex d. Mississippi 6 -- Ditto 21 New...


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Tuesday, May 17. PARTNERSHIPS DISSOLVED.-Mellor and Gent, Manchester, estate-agents—Harper and Son, Willenball, Staffordshire, latch-manufacturers-51. and P. White, Derby,...