6 JANUARY 1838

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INDEX 1838.

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NEWS. FOREIGN COUNTRIES. America-Slat-ery. 79, 146. Destruction of the steamboat Caroline by the British, 98, 146, 170, 339; Message to Cenereas respecting the, 104. Meetine...

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THE official accounts, communicated to the public, of the progress of the war in Lower Canada, are brief and unsatisfactory. Ex- tracts from two despatches from Sir JOHN...

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A good deal of anxiety was occasioned in the early

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part of the week, by a report that an insurrection had broken out at Maran- ham ; but it was ascertained to be false. According to recent accounts, the insurgents at Bahia were...

the Court.

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THE Queen remains at Windsor. Her Majesty rides out on horses back every fine morning, and has small dinner.parties in the evening. Among the usual guests at the Royal table, we...

etc Saari:113(1HO.

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The announcement of the meeting of " inhabitants of Westminster," to be held at the Crown and Anchor on Thursday the 4th instant, produced a great sensation in the metropolis,...

With the exception of the news from Canada, the foreign

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intel- ligence of the week is unimportant. The French newspapers are occupied with the proceedings in the Chambers. The Peers have commenced the discussion on the address ;...

From the seat of war in Spain, the accounts are,

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as usual, con- tradictory. There is a good deal of marching and countermarch- ing, and occasionally a slight skirmish ; but the relative situation of the contending parties is...

From Valparaiso, a vessel arrived at Liverpool brings the news

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of the departure of the army of Chili against Peru, on the 16th of September. The offer of mediation by the British Govern- ment had been rejected. It was supposed that the...

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The last number of the Leeds .1lereury — Mr. Baines's paper---ha= an elaborate article against the Canadian war. The very large circulation of that journal, in a most important...

The deputies of the Presbyterian, Independent, and Baptist Dis- senter.,

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met at the King's Head in the Poultry, on the 27th Decem- ber; renewed their protest against Church-rates, and urged the Com- mittee to take " prompt and efficient measures for...

At a meeting of the members of the West Ward

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',eels Itoforto Association, on the .26th ult., resolutions were passed in answer to the " able letter" of tl.c "honest and independent Representative" ell Leeds, Sir William...

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Lord John Russell's "declaration" has roused the Reformers of Dundee.

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A requisition, numerously signed, having been presented to the Provost to call a public meeting, it was discussed in the Town- Council, and decided in the affirmative that the...

The Northern Liberator of Newcastle contains a long account of

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a meeting at Sunderland, to consider the case of the Glasgow cotton- spinners, in prison on a charge of conspiracy and murder. Much sym- pathy appears to be excited in the North...


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It was decided at a preliminary meeting of Edinburgh Liberals, on Wednesday week, to fix an early day for a public meeting to protest: against the Canadian war. The numbers...

The reinforcements to be sent to Canada, it is now

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said, will consist of the following troops— One regiment of cavalry, augmented to 450 Ninety-third Highlanders, augmented strength 600 Brigade of Guards, say 2,000 Sixty-fifth...


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The writs have been issued for the election of a Temporal Peer for Ireland, to succeed to the vacancy caused by the demise of the Earl of Clancarty. The " Battle of the...

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It is certain that Lieutenant Weir was killed at St.

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Denis; his body was found buried on the banks of the river Richelieu. No fur- ther particulars of his death have been received. The Government newspapers say that he was...

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By the Jamaica mail, we learn that the House of

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Assembly had assumed rather a haughty tone, and declared that Lord Glenelg had been guilty of a violation of their privileges, in touching upon subjects in despatches which were...

Ministers, it is now said, have determined to pay immediately

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all arrears of pensions demandable up to Christmas ; leaving it to Parlia- ment to lop off such of them, if any, in future, as the Committee of Inquiry may recommend. —Morning...

There is no doubt of the sympathy of the Americans

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with the in. surgents, and not much that they are prepared to render them effec. tive assistance ; as the following extracts from New York paperg will show- " At a late meeting...

With the old year terminated the licence to hold public

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gaming- houses in Paris. Laos Dco . 1 It was painful to see the players, for the lessees of those hells were not the only mourners for their expirirg privilege. The...

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TEE EGINA 1411 N I . —This epidemic continues to

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prevail to such an extent, that the papers are under the necessity of dwelling constantly upon the beauty not only of the Queen's person and features, but of her feet, and even...

The Revenue accounts for the year and quarter ended the

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5th instant, were made up last night. A comparison with the year and quarter elided the 5th of January 1837, shows a deficiency in the year of 1,900,3531., and on the quarter of...


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S ATURDAY. The Paris papers are Occupied with debates on the Address in the Chamber of . Peers. A motion of Count D'Harcourt, to insert a paragraph favourable to Poland, was...

'Of the supposed leaders of this movement in Upper Canada,

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the names of W. L. Mackenzie, I. G. Parker, and Dr. Rolph (of Ancaster and Marshall), and S. Bidwell, stand conspicuous. Of Mackenzie, his hostility to the Government and his...


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EXTRAORDINARY interest is excited among playgoers by the reappear- ance of CHARLES KEAN before a London audience : he is advertised to play Hamlet, at Drury Lane, on Monday. We...

At the Adelphi, that clever pantomimiste, Mademoiselle CELESTE, has now

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brought utterance to aid the mute eloquence of her looks and gestures: she even ventures upon a few words of English ; and if the foreign accent were more remarkable than it is,...

In a letter from the " Genoese Traveller," the intelligent

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corre- spondent of the Times in the United States, it is affirmed that the real wish of the President is to preserve a strict neutrality in the Canadian civil war ; but that...

The Letter on General 1SAPica's Objections to the Ballot is

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in type. but postponed, along with ninny other things, in consequence of a pressure or more temporary matter. The other subject in which .1. C. S. is interested has not been "...

The people of Canada have no advocate, no friend, no

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impartial and just judge, in the London daily press ; which is entirely in the bands of 'Ministerialists, or Tories, or influenced by persons connected with the great...


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SToCK ExCH4N011, FRIDAY AFTP:11M001e. The intelligence received from Canada of the arrival of a reinforcement of troops from New Brunswick at Montreal, and the general tone of...

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POWER has left the Adelphi for the Haymarket ; and

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from thence, when the season closes on the 15th, he transfers his genial humour to Covent Garden ; which company will then also be reinforced by the services of ELTON, Mrs....


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PROBABLE RESULTSF THE CANADIAN REBErLION. Tats question is much too important, and too complicated in its nature, to be disposed of sententiously as if it were ripe for judg-...

An amusing trifle, called The Culprit, has been very successful

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at the St. James's this week. The culprit is a sea. captain, who by his frequent absence from home alarms the jealousy of his wife ; but her suspicions are put at rest on...


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Abstract of the Net Produce of the Revenue of Great Britain, in the Years and Quarters ended 5th Jan. 187 and 1838; showing the Increase or Decrease on each head thereof. Years...

The fairy piece at the Olympic, Puss in Boots, must

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not be passed over with only the brief mention that our space last week permitted us to make of it ; for it holds a first place among bolyday theatrical enter- tainments. As a...

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LITTLE did we imagine that we were qualifying ourselves for the companionship of MILTON'S damned spirits, when we hazarded the assumption, that as the Canadians preferred danger...

DEPARTURE OF THE GUARDS. " Go whore glory waits thee!"

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THERE is weeping and wailing at the West-end. Piccadilly is the picture of affliction, and loud is the lament in Mayfair. Eight hundred of the Ga - ards are going to Canada, to...

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A POOR Peer has refused a pension ! The reader looks incre- dulous, and asks for the name of this singular personage ; ob- serving, that all the poor Peers of whom he ever heard...


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IT is now nearly a twelvemonth since several pamphlets on the state of the Currency and the conduct of the Bank of England were reviewed in this journal*. Among them was one by...

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The accomplished translator of Dante and Pinder, the Reverend Henry

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Cary, has resigned the humble situation be so long held as Under Librarian at the British Museum. " This is," says the Adis- 119M711. " we presume, a consequence of the...


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A cestretest in Canada is rather a fermi/1811e affier, if we believe the reports of the best-informed military officers who have served in that country. In comparison with an...

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SPAIN has been fortunate in her English historians. The prime of her glory was pictured by ROBERTSON, in his Charles the Fifth. The commencement of her decline was described by...


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Hrereay. History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, the Catholic, of Spain. By Wil- liam II. Prescott. DIA veil. Bentley. TITOCIAAPHY, The Life and Times of Louis the...

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THIS work is begun on a large scale. The two volumes just published embrace but a small portion of the subject ; being mostly occupied with the miuority of Louis, and the...

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JUDGING by results, one might suppose that a fiction was the easiest, instead of the most difficult of human productions. No one ignorant of figures attempts to publish a...

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THESE volumes present a complete view of a country life in all its phases, so far as extent of subject and arrangement go. Under the section of Life of the Aristocracy, Mr....

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MR. ROWHOTHAM has produced a number of useful works on education ; and the present will be found one of the most Naluable among them. Its plan and execution are both excellent....


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THE first great publishing event of the year is a speculation, or more properly speaking a national undertaking, by Mr. Tarr of Edinburgh— the appearance of a complete edition...

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A portrait of Justice PATTESON, painted by Mrs. CARPENTER, and

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engraved in mezzotint by S.ssaism. Cousixs, is one of the noblest specimens of modern portraiture that has been produced. For bold- ness and simplicity, distinctness of...


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WE have got a National Gallery of pictures—such as it is; but a Gal ry of Na 'o t al Art is a very different thing. To be sure, as there chanced to be in Mr. ANGERSTEIN'S...

We were shown the other day another portrait of the"Queen,—a

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half. length, in water-colours, painted by PARRIS. It represents her Majesty standing up in her box at the Theatre, and gives a full front view of her face, the eyes looking...

HARDING'S later studies have been more adapted for the advanced

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pupil • he has now turned his attention to the young learner, for whose use he has sketched some more simple bits of scenery, forming an Early Drawing-Book suitable for...

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Tuesday, Jan. 2. rAnTimumve DISSOLVED. Faith and Kettlewill, Mincing Lane. merchants-Smith and Mnekenzie, Liverpool. schoolmistresses-Wells and Peuu, Liverpool, uholsterers - II...