31 OCTOBER 1846

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The Morning Post has scandalized its fellows of the press,

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in publishing two letters said to have been addressed to a nobleman by two Lords of the Treasury. The names are withheld, and the disclosures relate to no personal matters; but...

France has been visited by terrible inundations : a deluge

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of rain fell for many days; the rivers overflowed their banks, espe- cially the Loire; the dry land was submerged, with great loss of life and property ; the waters rose even to...

Every day's m 1 from Ireland brings new proof of

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the miserable incompetency u: the men who most enjoy public favour in that island to meet e exigencies of the times ; and Mr. O'Connell continues to be facile princeps among his...


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THERE are indications that the question of " opening the ports " —that is, abolishing the remaining duty on corn—has been dis- cussed in the Cabinet and decided in the negative....

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To the Montpensier question succeeds a new one, of Spanish

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intervention in Portugal. The Government at Lisbon has not made good its hold on the country ; which is everywhere in re- volt against the recent revolution. In this strait, the...

Vie IfIttropolis.

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A Court of Common Council was held on Thursday. A report was pre- sented from a committee on the Lord Mayor's recent survey of the Upper Thames. It approved of the survey, as...

Ebt gourt.

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THE visit of the Queen and Prince Albert to the Marquis of Salisbury, at Hatfield House, terminated on Saturday; and the Court returned to Wind- sor Castle. The Royal movements...

The first formal recognition of the new religious movement in

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Germany, to the extent of official regulation, must soon take place in the dutchy of Nassau, Hitherto the objection against permitting the " Christian Catholics " to form...

Mails have been received . from the extreme East and West,

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of varying importance. India is much as she has been since the reduction of Lahore,— " tranquil," but with many minor signs of unsettlement, and abundant rumours of future...

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Ebe Vrobincts.

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A meeting of master cotton-spinners and manufacturers was held at Manchester on Tuesday, to consider the propriety of working short time, in consequence of the depressed state...

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The Lord-Lieutenant has postponed the day to be set apart for humili- ation and prayer, in order that the same day may be observed in all dio- ceses throughout Ireland. Since...

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jfortign anti Colonial.

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FRANCE has been visited by the most disastrous floods known for many years. In the South, it rained incessantly for three weeks; and the riven Rhone, Huveame, and Durance,...


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Ever since the opening of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway, annual attempts have been made by Sir Andrew Agnew and his party to stop the running of Sunday trains. Hitherto they...

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Lord John Russell gave a Cabinet dinner on Tuesday, in Chesham Place. A Cabinet Council was held on Thursday, at the Foreign Office. These gatherings are watched with more than...

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In an inordinately long letter to his constituents, Mr. Grantley

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Berkeley defends his " character and position" as a public man " assailed by Cainis4 passions," and certain " men of the press." He labours through endless paragraphs to prove...

Lord John Russell has addressed, and the Dublin Evening Post

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publishes, a letter to the Duke of Leinster on the present state of Ireland. It is brief and sensible, and what Mr. O'Connell would call " a heartless lecture." Touching "...

The Globe publishes the first part of a paper entitled

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" Confessions of a Protectionist M.P., addressed to Lord George Bentinck, M.P."; with an as- surance by the editor that " the character which the writer assumes realty belongs...

The No ruing Chronicle announces that " Colonel Weide is

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about to proceed to Portugal, for the purpose of furnishing to the Government in- formation upon the state of the disturbed districts in that country. Some addition, we believe,...

In the Central Criminal Court, today, Villiers Pearce was sentenced

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to transportation for ten years, his wife to imprisonment for six mouths with hard labour.

Mr. Henry Wise, the agent in London for Mr. Brooke,

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Rajah of Serilwak, has addressed a letter to the East India and China Association, furnishing satisfactory intelligence from Borneo. Since Admiral Cochrune's naval de-...


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SATURDAY NIGHT. There is to be no autumnal session of Parliament, no "opening of the ports." The conclusion to which we had come from observing the indi- cations of the day may...

Letters from Odessa, dated the 18th September, mention that the

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crops in Podolia and the Ukraine are the most abundant ever remembered. Bad roads, however, impede the conveyance of the grain to port. The last accounts from America have...


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The Frederick the Sixth, Leish, from London to Singapore, which got on shore near Bintang Island, 4th Aug. has been abandoned • crew saved, and arrived at Singapore. The Duke...


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SgocR EgcliAnCE, FRIDAY AFTERNOON. The English Stock had been heavy during the whole week; and the intelli- gence from Portugal received yesterday morning vie France produced a...

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With the impression of Vanbrugh's play still fresh on the

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mind, it was curious to observe the first performance of a new five-act comedy, which was produced on Thursday at the Haymarket, and owed its success to an entirely different...


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WBEITEVER a comedy of the period ranging from the Restoration to the decease of Queen Anne is revived, it affords a fruitful theme for discussion. The very substratum of those...

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M. Jullien opened his brief season of promenade concerts, at

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Covent Garden Theatre, last night, with an unspeakable multiplicity of attractions, and a most crowded audience.


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TRUE DIPLOMACY. IT is surprising to find any English publicist take his stand, as Lord Palmerston is reported to have done, upon the treaty of Utrecht; for it seems impossible...

The Princess's opened for the season on Wednesday. The company

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now assembled is stronger in the department of opera than it ever was before; and care has been taken to place the accessories of the orchestra and chorus on a creditable...

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MURDER is an article of domestic manufacture. Not merely are the worst and most revolting cases those of the domiciliary kind, not merely are the direct instigations to crime...


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Tun history of the Great Britain steamer has been disastrous. Built in a dock with too small an outlet, it sets out for a voyage to New York, and is stranded in Dundrum Bay. The...

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A NEW reform is announced in France—a uniform. The Conti. tutionnel says that all persons employed in the Government offices are to be authorized to wear a distinct uniform,...


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Tun new Directors of the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway have announced their determination to stop the running of trains on Sundays, and the Scottish public feels in a dilemma....

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]LISCELLANEOVS LITEIATIIRE, The Emigrant. By Sir Francis B. Head, Bart Murray. Hurroar, Florentine History, from the Earliest Authentic Records to the Accession of Fer- dinand...

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THE sources whence these Mahometan histories of the lives of several principal Scriptural characters are drawn, are various Arabic collec- tions in Continental libraries,...


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ALTHOUGH Florence was not less distinguished for arts and commerce, and much more eminent in her literary and scientific men than Venice, her history does not take the same hold...

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The Country House, the leading poem of Mr. Prior's volume, is some- thing in the style of Crabbe, without his homeliness of subject, but also without his strength of conception,...

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THE NATIONAL GALLERY. THE National Gallery reopened this week, after a long interval of closure; and it looks more like an auction-room than ever: the pictures do not seem in...


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Florentine History, from the Earliest Authentic Records to the Accession of Ferdinand the Third, Grand Duke of Tuscany. By Henry Edward Napier, Captain in the Royal Navy, F.R.S....

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THERE are three public bodies in Edinburgh for the encouragement of the fine arts in Scotland; but the manner in which they contrive to frustrate their professed purpose is...

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WAR-enter., Oct. 27.-4th Drag. Guards—Surg. W. Gardiner, from the 69th Foot, to be Surg. vice J. B. Flanagan, who retires upon half-pay. 7th Light Drags—Surg. B. Lawson, from...


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On the 19th October, at Norwich, the Lady of Major Deveney, Royal Regiment, of a son. On the 23d, at Kinnaird House, Perthshire, the Hon. Mrs. Drummond, of a daughter, On the...

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B 8 I T I S H P II N ti S. &turd. (Closing Washy. Prices.) Tuesday Widnes. Thurs. Friday. Spec Cent Consols Ditto for Account . 95 951 HI 95 942 95 941 95 911 93 941 94} '...


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Tuesday, Oct. 27. BANKRUPTS. PARTNERSHIPS DISSOLVED. M'Liver and Cothran, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, printers -Robbins and Morris, Walsall, saddlers' Ironmongers-Meugham and...