28 APRIL 1838

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Loan JOHN Busses,. has at last fairly warned the country, that, in is far as the chief Ministerial measures are concerned, the present session of Parliament is to be abortive....

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Letters from Hamburg mention, that the disaffection of the King

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of Prussia's Catholic subjects, especially in the Grand Dutchy of Posen, was becoming more formidable. A proclama- tion by the King assures the people of his resolution to...

iDebated anti flractaingt in Vadtifinent. THE COPYRIGHT MIX.

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At the meeting of the House of Commons, on Wednesday a bet of petitions, some for, and others against the Copyright Bill, presented ' presented; after which, Mr. Sergeant...

The intelligence from Prance this week does not present any

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thing novel or interesting. No decision on the Five per Cent. question has been come to by the Chamber of Deputies.

The Morning Chronicle mentions, as the latest news from St.

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Lucia, Governor BUNHURY'S proclamation prohibiting the use if the French. language in the courts of the island, the substance of which appeared in the Spectator two weeks since.

A movement has occurred in the North of Spain, which

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may be productive of important consequences. MURRAGARAY, a man about thirty years of age, of good family and education, owning extensive iron mines, and formerly attached to...

New York papers to the 2d instant, received this week,

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bring intelligence from Canada. In the Upper Province, the trials of prisoners engaged in the late treasonable disturbances had com- menced. SUTHERLAND, who was nicknamed...

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CV Court.

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THE Queen, accompanied by the Dutehess of Kent, Baroness Leiner), Lady Mary Stopford, Colonel Wemyss, and other members of the Royal household, arrived at Buckingham Palace from...

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in our last number. Sir Francis Burdett and Sir George

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Sinclair r a Friday honoured a party of " Operative Conservatives" The Tories have had several political po C li p t l ic il a l l trP dinners . since those in field with their...

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To - day, the Duke of Wellington, Sir Robert Peel, and Lord Lynd- hurst, with a large party of Conservative peers and noblemen, dine with the Goldsmith's Company, at their...

In the Vice-Chancellors Court, on Monday, a dispute between the

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Useful Knowledge Society and Messrs. Baldwin and Cradock, was settled by compromise. Messrs. Baldwin and Cradock claimed the tight of continuing to publish the maps of the...

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The Bank of Ireland has now been working half a

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century, pos- sessing, for the greater part of that time, the exclusive privilege of banking to the fullest extent in Ireland, and possessing, even to this hour, the exclusive...

Mr. Gisborne, lately Member for North Derbyshire, met with a

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serious accident a few days ago, by a fall from a runaway horse. He was severely hurt on the crown of the head. Kinnear, the forger, was sent off from Kirkdale prison, on...

Some time ago, the Duke of Devonshire raised the ground-rents

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of his cottages in North Derbyshire • which gave great dissatisfaction to the numerous holders under his Grace. This error has been remedied, Duke offering to allow the tenants...


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received as subscriptions towards a registration fund. A committee of 31 persons was appointed to attend to the registries. Mr. O'Con- sell abused Lord Maidstone, and the...

At Cavan Quarter-sessions, a Catholic priest, named Eugene She- ridan,

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was the defendant in an action brought against him by a respect.. able farmer, named Reilly, for expenses which he had been put to in consequence of Sheridan having falsely and...


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A most respectable and brilliant party of ladies and gentlemen, to the number of 500, assembled on Friday at the Rooms in Ingram Street, Glasgow, to express their esteem and...

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An illustration of the spirit in which the British Post.office

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cities act occurred the other day. Galignani's Messenger, which is chit fly made up of extracts from English newspapers, was stopped at the French Post-office, in consequence of...

On a motion by Mr. Tierney in May 1819, on

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the state coy the nation, Sir Francis Burdett thus described the character of the Irish people— a with r e f er ence to Ir e land. respecting whist, each early prejulices were...


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From a paragraph in the Moniteur of Monday, it appears that the appointment of Marshal Soult to represent the King of the French at the ensuing Coronation, had either been...

Complaints of dulness of trade in the manufacturing districts still

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continue. The failure of Spring orders from the United States is the chief cause. Injudicious restrictions on trade, and a curreney resting on a false basis in both countries,...

Mr. Wordsworth has addressed the following complimentary letter to Mr.

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Sergeant Talfourd on the subject of the Copyright Bill. tired Mount, 15th April 1838. "My dear Sir—A strong opposition, which has manifested itself by public meetings and...

It is said that 310 Members of the House of

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Commons have pis down their names to the Peel dinner on the 12th of next month.. Lord Durham arrived at Portsmouth on Monday eveining. -de ea. barked on board the Hastings on...

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WAS•OPFICR. April 24.-11114 Regt. Light Drags.-Major II. Pane, from the 9lb F001, to be Lieut. Col. by purrhase, vice Bruton. who retires. 14th Regt. Light Drags : -Qu...

The Bank of the United States, under the direction of

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Nicholas Biddle, has issued an immense amount of promissory notes, payable at different towns in the American Union, but not in specie. Biddle is using great exertions to...

Sir Francis Head has arrived in London. The Standard declares

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that he only escaped the " Lynching" Yankees by "an especial inter- ference of Providence." This is made out in detail as follows- " For wise reasons. Sir Francis having...

Senhor Carvalho and family have taken their departure, in the

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Transit steam-vessel, for Lisbon ; and there is it strong impression in the City that it is for the purpose of resuming his former position as Minister of Finance. A letter...


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'fhe Glenisla. Watkins. from London to the Cape, got ou shore near Brest, on the 17th instant, and it is feared would go to pieces. Arrived-At Griveiviel, April 91st, Blakely,...

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A letter from Mr. O'Connell to the Protestants of Ireland

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appea r , in the Pilot of Wednesday. It is devoted to an explenation of the new Irish Tithe Bill ; which, of course, Mr. O'Connell generally approves of; though he thinks that...

th e Tories, Sir GLOBS' The Tory journals announce that Sir

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GEORGE CLERK is to be brought in for Stamford by the Marquis of ExrrEa, vire Colonel CHAPLIN. If active operations are intended by will be needed in and about the House.

An account of the proceedings at the half-yearly meeting of

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the pro. prietors of the Agricultural and Coinmercial Batik of Ireland, which will be found in our advertising columns, seems to deserve attention. From the report read at the...


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SATURDAY. The Ordnance Estimates were discussed last night by the Commons, in a Committee of Supply. Sir HUSSEY VIVIAN bad the charge of them ; but fairly acknowledged that he...

Lord PAT.MERSTON paid his convenient constituents of Tiverton a flying

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visit on Tuesday. " lie arrived," says the report, " on Tuesday even i ng, and left again at midnight on Wealmsday." In the in Teri in, probably on AMC dining occasion, be...

The Lords met last night ; and were chiefly occupied

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with receiving petitions. The only noticeable point in their Lordships' proceedings, was a question and answer respecting the appointment of Lord Dur- ham's legal adviser. Lord...


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STOCK EXCHARCII, FRIDAY AYTMINOOL The prices of the English Funds have not varied above A per cent. since our last ; and the business that has occurred has been but trifling,...

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afa. kilts Goss was on Thursday appointed the successor of his excellent master as Organist of St. Paul's Cathedral. The choice is editable to the discernment of the Chapter....


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THE DILEMMA OF THE OPPOSITION. LORD NIAHox's boast at the Hertford dinner, that the Tories in Parliament, though unable to " effect good," could " prevent evil," appears to a...


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TO TILE EDITOR OF TIIE SPECTATOR. Lomioll, Nth April IS3S. Sta—Permit me to ask, by what authority martial law continues in force in Lower Canada? Can it be proclaimed in this...

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THE measures introduced by Lord Jowl RUSSELL on Thursday, turn out, as we anticipated last week, to be of the most paltry de- scription. All that they are to effect is, to...


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IF it were merely as a courtier that Lord MELBOURNE went to Cosa so often—if he sat himself down in Buckingham House or Wind. sot Castle purely to gratify the vanity of an old...

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THR second reading of Mr. Sergeant TALFOURD'S Copyright Bill was carried on Wednesday, in a thin House, by a majority of 5. considering that souse supporters of what they call...


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OH that the uncivilized Yankees—in whose country the Morning Chronicle says there is an "absence of all authority," and where the" passions of the multitude are a law —would...

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TI1E fourth concert, on Monday last, presented the following scheme. PART I. Sillt01113 (No. compo,ed for Ia. , Plinartnottie Soeioty, terthihatim! with SC■111.1.1.■<•....

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TALFOURD'S new tragedy, The Athenian Captive, which was to have been produced toolight at Covent Garden, is postponed, by the sudden and severe illness of Mrs. Wansee, the...


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GRIM has returned to resume her accustomed place at " her Majesty's Theatre," (a title now very appropriately given to the place of public amusement which the Queen especially...

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THE addiction of COLERIDGE to opium, and its baleful effects upon him, ate known to the leaders oldie Spectator front Mr. COT- TLE'S Early Recollections, if from no other...


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B foonsmtv, The Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge. By James Gillman. 1122 vole. Vol. 1. Pickering. Inatcov, Fitzherliect : or. Lovers and Fortaine.Hunters. By the Authoress of...

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THE spirit of this work is that of the romance, such as we hut week described it; its substance and form that of the novel, con- sisting of persons anti incidents which if not...

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IN no one of the fine arts—using the term in its original and true sense—is criticism at so low an ebb as in those of design. The reason is obvious : for the thorough...


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THE second and third volumes of this publication consist of a collection of Mrs. HALL'S charming and characteristic tales of Irish life, many of which have already appeared on...

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NEW SOCIETY OP PAINTERS IN WATER COLOURS. THIS young Society is making steady progress in public estimation : every season has been marked by an increase of numbers and of...


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TIIE new tinted style of lithography is all the rage just now : not only artists of established reputation, but others yet unknown to fame, sa availing themselves of this facile...


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SZF.NTPETERY'S embossed tableau of the Battle of Arbela, which we spoke of two or three weeks since, is now exhibiting at the Egyptian Hall, together with one or two other...