7 OCTOBER 1843

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THERE is a good deal of miscellaneous matter from Ireland this week ; for the hubbub continues in the "first flower of the ocean." The phmnomena are the oddest assortment of...

Scotland is again disturbed by religious contention. After seceding from

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the Establishment, the inhabitants of some parishes in Ross and Cromarty have riotously opposed the settlement of ministers in the Established churches which the people had...

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Zbe Court. MERE has been rather more stir at Windsor

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Castle this week, and business has intruded. On Saturday, Prince Albert came to town, in a carria g e-and-four, to transact business at the office of the Dutchy of Cornwall....

Government have done for the pacification of Wales what they

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have not yet done for Ireland, issued a proclamation by the Queen. It is true that Ireland presents embarrassments of a different kind, and far more difficult to meet than the...

The revolutionized countries keep up the characters in which they

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have recently appeared. Greece has done its work ; is q uite tranquil ; and sets about the routine business of its new re g ime as if the old state of thin g s was only a bad...

There are two ways of doing most things—one efficacious, the

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other so as to defeat the object. Government were advised to pardon those who had taken part in the Canadian disorders: they are doin g so ; but in such a manner that they mi g...

Zbe Agletropolic The new Sheriffs, Alderman Musgrove and Mr. Francis

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Graham Moon, were presented to the Cursitor Baron of the Court of Exchequer on Saturday. The Sheriffs were introduced by the Recorder ; who gave a sketch of the civic life of...

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Sbe larobincts.

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Mr. Thomas Attwood has required the ceremony of a public invitation before his contemplated return to "public life." A meeting was held at Birmingham on the 28th September, and...


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A "monster meeting" was held on Sunday, at Mallaghmast, in King's County, the reputed scene of an apocryphal " Saxon " massacre of Irish in the reign of Elizabeth, and of...

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ffortign anb (Colonial.

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FRANCE.—In his controversy with the Journal des Debats, Mr. O'Connell diverged to attack Louis Philippe for not having fulfilled the compact into which he entered at the time of...


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The Glebe publishes the Duke of Sutherland's reply to a letter in which Mr. Fox ItIaule asked Lord Morpeth to persuade the Duke to grant sites for churches to the New Secession....

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The Queen has received from the Senate and people of Hamburg a letter acknowledging her Majesty's bounty, and the liberality of the English nation, in contributions after the...

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Bologna letters of the 27th September mention that the account

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of the Greek insurrection had caused some excitement ; especially as it said that the insurrection at Athens had extended to some of the Greek provinces still under the dominion...


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THE theatrical Winter season has commenced with unusual quietude. The new lessees of the great houses had prudently refrained from raising expectation or appealing for support...

The Paris correspondent of the Standard says, it is strongly

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suspected that Mr. O'Connell, in talking about an Irish brigade for Henry the Fifth, has let the cat out of the bag ; for the National of Thursday publishes a printed paper,...


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SATURDAY NIGHT. The Parliamentary contest in the City appears to be thus far a tame affair. The addresses which have been issued by the two candidates, Mr. Pattison and Mr....

The Cologne Gazette states that the German Customs Union have

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fixed the duty on raw English iron, after the 1st January, at 16 Saxon groschen (about la. 6fd.) the quintal

The correspondent of the Times, mentioning some recent violences near

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Swansea, of no great individual importance, says of the Queen's proclamation, now posted throughout that neighbourhood, that "the prevailing opinion is that it will be perfectly...

The health of Earl Grey during the last few days

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has rallied, and somewhat relieved the anxiety of his Lordship's family and numerous friends.—Northern Times. Letters have been received from Mr. Macready, announcing his safe...

In a Convocation held at Oxford yesterday, Dr. Vv - ynter, on

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the nomination of the Duke of Wellington as Chancellor, (communicated by letter,) was unanimously reelected Vice-Chancellor of the University for the ensiling year.

Another Minister bath spoken on agriculture,—Lord Stanley, at the annual

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dinner of the Liverpool Agricultural Society, on Thursday; and the Times heads its report " Lord Stanley on Farming." ." What saith he about tenures 1' asks the reader, eagerly...


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STOCK EXCHANGE. FRIDAY AFTERNOON. We have again to notice a considerable fall in the prices of the Public Securities ; which commenced on Tuesday morning with the sale of...

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The Adelphi has made an unprosperous commencement. we Miss the

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striking scenic effects, powerful acting, and rich (though often coarse) drollery, that made this theatre so popular during YATES'S mana'Aement ; and even the quality of the...

Covent Garden opened on Monday. An address in verse, pertinent

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to the occasion, was delivered by the lessee, Mr. H. WALLACE: the points, at once pleasantly and forcibly put, were responded to by the audience,—who greeted with three rounds...

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Old Parr's advent at the Haymarket is now fixed for Monday.

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The Princess's Theatre reopens on Monday, with nearly the same opera company as before, reinforced by Madame ANNA THH.LoN, from the Opera Comique. A corps of thirty-six juvenile...


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NOT to look a gift-horse in the mouth, is a maxim despised by our contemporary the Horning Post; who will not accept cooperation for a common object without finding out whether...


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PROCLAMATIONS AGAINST LIGHT GOLD. IN the summer of 1842, a proclamation against the light gold in circulation paralyzed for a time the whole retail business of the Metropolis....


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TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR. Birmingham. 26th September 1843. SIR—Being a constant and an eager reader of your influential journal, I have perused with attention the notice...

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the important subject of Law Reform but really on the curious subject of Himself, has set all tongues and pens in motion against him. An impression seems prevalent that he has...

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" FAMILIARITY breeds contempt" is true only of base people or base things. Familiarity with nature breeds nothing but reverence in the natural philosopher ; and things accounted...


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ENGLISHMEN are apt to believe that they are remarkable for a nice sense of rectitude, which should challenge the admiration of the world ; but a little self-examination would...

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One of the most promising series of papers that we have met with in any magazine is that in Blackwood's this month, the "Travels of Kerim Khan.' The Khan is a Mnssulman...


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ATE, so it is. For although Lord STANHOPE and other distinguished persons are used as decoy-birds to lure humbler flocks, the mass of Teetotallers are plebeian. Moreover, they...


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IN proportion to the growing importance of our Indian empire and Eastern trade, the desire of more frequent and speedy intercourse with India increases. At present a general...

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The English Universities. From the German of V. A. Huber, Professor of Western Literature at Marburg. An Abridged Translati n. edited by Frauds W. Newman Professor of the Greek...

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Tina is a dashing, broad, and leader-looking series of articles upon Irish affairs since the passing of Catholic Emancipation, written by a man who has observed public events;...

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Is strength of composition, and that art of delineation which gives an air of reality to images and incidents however unnatural in themselves, Sir Cosmo Digby is an improvement...

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FRONT OF THE BRITISH MUSEUM. THE clamour about the façade of the Britsh Museum increases: the press rings with it. The refusal to let the model be seen awakens suspicion in new...


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Wilson's Edition of the Songs of Scotland, as sung by him in his Entertainments on Scottish Music, at the Queen's Concert-rooms, Hanover Square, and the Music-Hall, Store...

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Tuesday, Oct. 3. PARTNERSHIPS DISSOLVED. Bateson and Co. Liverpool, brokers; as far as regards J. G. Ba'eson-Cordingley and King. Loudou Pearse and Hall. Exeter....


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BIRTHS On the 21st September. at Nunburuholme Rectory, the Lady of the Rev. CHARLES JAMES HAWKINS, of a son. On the 22(1, at Bartemman House. N.B.. Mrs. ROBERT C. CI:mama of a...


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WAR.OFFICE, Oct. 6. 1843.-4th Regt. Light Drags.-Coruet 2.11. W. Jones, front half pay '21st Light Drags, to be Cornet, without porch/tee; J. M. Hogg. Gent, to be Cornett. by...


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The Memuon, (steamer) from Bombay to Suez. was totally wrecked off Cape Guardafui, 1st August ; crew and passengers (170) saved ; mails lost. The Captain Cook, from Shields to...

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CURRENT. BRITISH Tuesday. (Closing Prices.) Trednes. Thurs. Friday, FUNDS. Saturday Monday 3 per Cent. Consols 941 941 94/ 94* 941 1 94/ Ditto for Account 3 per Cents....