5 AUGUST 1843

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Father MATHEW has invaded London, and the apostle of Tem-

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perance is greeted by hosts of converts. Among the retinue of the Rornish philanthropist is the Protestant philanthropist Lord STAN HOPE ; who took the pledge in public, and...

The lowering sky and drenching showers, which convert August into

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a melancholy cross between April and November, begin to occasion well-founded alarm. The anticipated fine fruit-season has been spoiled ; but people care little for that—bread...

Spain is still a troublous enigma. The conduct of FIBP■RTABO

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la more inexplicable than ever. After the revolution appears to be consummated—after his Government has ceased to be the Govern- ment de facto, and those who were lately "...


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Ernes, national and ecclesiastical, have absorbed the faithful Commons this week. The second reading of Lord ABERDEEN'S Ernes, national and ecclesiastical, have absorbed the...

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IDEbatts anb Ilirocetbings in Varliaratnt.

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CHURCH OF SCOTLAND. In the House of Commons, on Monday, Sir JAMES GRAHAM moved the second reading of the Church of Scotland Benefices Bill ; observing, that he could only take...

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gbe QTAUtI.

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THE business of pleasure has chiefly engaged the Court this week. The Queen gave another state ball, at Buckingham Palace, on Mon- day evening ; which was attended by the...

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gbe Iftetropolts.

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A Court of Common Council was held on Tuesday, for the despatch of business. A report of the Coal, Corn, and Finance Committee, on the revenue arising from coal brought into...

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Zbe 113robincts.

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In accordance with a challenge given in the Lobby of the House of Commons, by Sir John Tyrrell, to meet him at Chelmsford, the county- town of Essex, Mr. Cobden named the 28th...

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IRELAND. There was a "monster meeting" at Castlebar, for the

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county of Mayo, on Sunday. The procession which ushered Mr. O'Connell into the town was composed of the trades of several neighbouring towns, with the 7.Otial banners and bands...

ifortign an eolonial.

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SPAIN.—The intelligence from Spain is still favourable to the new order of things ; but the most startling piece of news is the bombard- ment of Seville by Espartero! He began...

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Orders have been received at Brighton to prepare the Pavilion,

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with- out delay, for the arrival of the Queen and Prince Albert, with their children. Sir Augustus D'Este has, we hear, presented a petition to the Queen claiming to In...


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The Sea Queen, Martin, from Calcutta to London, put into Mauritius, 16th April, totally disonsted. The Droxbouruebury, Burnett, which put into Mauritius on the 14th April, has...

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The election for Ayrshire took place on Thursday ; when

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Mr. Alexander Oswald was returned without opposition. Mr. Oswald's uncle, the Member for Glasgow, is a Liberal ; but the new Member is a Conservative.

The Paris papers of Thurslay have news from Bayonne to

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the 1st instant. The bombardment of Seville still continued on the morning of the 25th July. The disasters occasioned by it were very great. The city evinced the strongest...

The Association for the Suppression of Duelling held its first

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meet- ing yesterday, at the British Hotel in Cockspur Street ; Lord Lifford in the chair. A memorial to the Queen was adopted, asking her Majesty to express her disapprobation...

The Teviot, West Indian steam-ship, arrived at Falmouth yesterday, having

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left Nassau on the 14th July. The news is of little importance. The accounts of the crops in Jamaica are favourable. In British Guiana, the six Financial Representatives had...

Last night's Gazette states that the Queen has appointed Sir

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John Stewart Richardson, Baronet, to be Secretary to the Order of the Thistle, in the room of Lord Robert Kerr, deceased.

The Commons sat at twelve o'clock today, and proceeded with

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the measures before the House. Among them, the Limitation of Actions (Ireland) Bill was passed ; mad the Theatres Regulation Bill was re- ported, and ordered to be read a third...

The House of Lords sat for a short time, and

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forwarded some bills a stage.

The Speaker of the House of Commons gives his customary

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dinner to the principal officers of the House on Saturday next, the 12th instant. This annual entertainment is generally given a week before the prorogation of Parliament ; so...


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STOCK EXCHANGE, FRIDAY AFTERNOON. The business of the English Funds has been quite unimportant, and the fluctuations scarcely deserve notice ; the variation during the whole...

The extensive work-shops of Messrs. Moseley, the tool-makers, at the

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back of New Street, Covent Garden, in which their shop is, have been destroyed by fire. The flames were discovered when the men went to work at seven o'clock this morning. Some...


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SATURDAY NIGHT. In their anxiety to "work much," the Commons began yesterday at noon ; but the moat critical discussion was the latest—that on the Opium- compensation about...

The Morning Chronicle has the following, in a second edition-

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" We have received by extraordinary express from Paris the intelligence that the siege of Seville was raised on the 26th, and that &porter° was on the way to Cadiz. The new...

The Morning Chronicle says, that before the Queen and Prince

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Albert departed for Windsor, they presented their portraits, three-quarter lengths, to Viscount Melbourne.

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Both the Patent Theatres are let, it appears. Mr. BuNN

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is to be the lessee of Drury Lane, backed, it is said, by two capitalists ; and Mr. HENRY WALLACE has taken Covent Garden, which is announced to open in September. Managers and...


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THE rival houses in the Haymarket divided the playgoing portion of the world of fashion on Thursday ; the multifarious entertainments for the benefit of Signor COSTA at the...

At the Strand Theatre, a pleasant little piece, apparently of

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French origin, called The Ambassador's Lady, was produced on Wednesday ; in which Mrs. STIRLING played the wife of a right honourable noodle, who is sent on an embassy to the...

The appeal so promptly made to the theatrical community, and

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the public generally, on behalf of the orphan children of the late Mr. ELTON, has been generously responded to. The Queen heads the subscription with a donation of twenty-five...

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Titc conclusion to which we came last week respecting the responsibility in cases of shipwreck is borne out by concurrent tes- timony. The master of the Pegasus appears to have...


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GOVERNMENT NO GOVERNMENT. GOVERNMENT has duties to perform besides acting as police magis- trate on a great scale. If governments have at times done harm by meddling, it has...

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PEOPLE are wondering what could have possessed LADY Emma- LINE STUART WORTLEY so that she should effuse Moonshine. The aristocracy are all possessed—Moon-stricken; and the only...


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Ii' we have any peculiar source of strength in India, it lies in the conviction, that upon the whole our rule has been beneficial, and that under it the condition of the natives...


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SINCE her Majesty has evinced so much sympathy with the tastes of her loyal subjects of the city of London as to visit the Thames Tunnel, we would humbly submit that London...

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Memoir of the Life of the Right Honourable Charles Lord Sydenham, G.C.B. With a Narrative of his Admiuistratiou in Canada. Edited by his Brother, G. Poulett Scrope, Esq., M.P....

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THE Marquis DE CUSTINE is a member of the old noblesse, and was born during that Revolution which destroyed the power of his class. His fither and grandfather perished on the...

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THIS fiction is rather a succession of scenes strung together and hitched into a framework, than a well-planned novel . The author, travelling in the wild woods of the frontier...

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RESULT OF THE CARTOON COMPETITION. THE Cartoon competition has afforded such satisfactory evidence of the ability of British artists in historical design, that the Royal...


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From July 28th to August 3rd. THE arrival of August brings a somewhat diminished number of pub- lications; and those which have appeared are mostly of two classes— books for...

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Such immense crowds flock to Westminster Hall to see the

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Cartoons, that the exhibition will continue open for a fortnight or perhaps three weeks to come: the number of visiters has been roughly estimated at 18,000 a-day ; and all are...


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WAR OFFICE, Aug. 4.-Royal Horse Gnards - Cornet Lord G. J. Manners to be Lieut. by purchase. vice Perclval who retires ; Sir C. Slingsby. Bart. to be Cornet, by purchnse, vice...


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Tuesday, August 1. PARTNERSHIPS DISSOLVED. H. and A. Solomon, Holborn Hill-Clitheroe and Harris, Greengate Gardens, Hack- ney Road, congreve-match manufacturers-Porter and...


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On the 30th May, at Midunpore. Bengal, the Lady of Wthusta BOYD Bucxx.x, Esq., of the Honourable Company's Civil Service, of a son. On the 22d July, at Donator& Devon, the wife...

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BRITISH FUNDS. Saturday Monday. Closing Prices.) Tuesday. Widnes. Thurs. Friday. 3 per Cent. Consols 934 931 93 931 931 934 Ditto for Account 931 931 931 931 931 934 3...