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The new Ministerial appointments are now no longer matter of

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conjecture, but have been made and proclaimed : and for the most part they fulfil the _expectations that were current last week. Lord Daih ousie having succeeded Mr. Gladstone...

The agriculturists have had a grand Metropolitan demonstra- tion, in

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the first annual dinner of the Central Agricultural Pro- tection Society, at Freemason's Tavern. Dukes, other Lords, and Members, were there • the meeting was numerous, the...


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THE daily papers are again flooded with that heavy-looking mass of type that daunts the breakfast-reader and club-lounge_,r , and all the world knows that Parliament has been...

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After the "Ministerial crisis" in France there is a calm

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; and although M. Thiers is reported to talk very big about the certainty of turning out the Cabinet—and possibly with some reason—there is no present appearance of a change....

73ebates anb !tottering% in Varlianunt.

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OPENING OF THE SESSION. THE Queen opened the session of Parliament in person, on Tuesday. The House of Lords hasseldom presented so brilliant an assemblage. It was crowded in...

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Zbe lattropolfs. •

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The first annual dinner of the Central Agricultural Protection Society was held on Monday, in Freemason's Hall. The great room was not capacious en to hold the company, and...

gbe 0ourt.

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Tan week of the opening of the Parliamentary session is always a busy one at Court. The Queen and Prince Albert, accompanied by the Prince of Wales and at- tended by the suite...

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Zbe 13robincts.

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At the weekly meeting of the Heads of Houses in Oxford University, on Mon- day, a requisition, signed by 442 members of Convocation, calling upon the Board to condemn the...

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'The usual weekly meeting of the Repeal Association was held on Monday. Some small sums having been handed in, Mr. O'Connell moved a vote of thanks to the collectors of those...

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We have learned from a source of the very best

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authority, that the Queen and her illustrious consort have determined upon visiting Ireland early next summer.— Dublin Mercantile Advertiser. Tuesday's Gazette announced the...

goreign ant( Qiolonial.

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ruancE — The Journal des Debuts announced on Sunday . , that Count De Sal- 'randy had been appointed Minister of Public Instruction. The appointment had been delayed by a...

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Last night's Gazette contains an order from the Lord Chamberlain's

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Office for a Court mourning for her Imperial Highness the Dutchess of Nassau, niece to the Emperor of Russia; the mourning o cominence on the 9th instant, to change on the 13th,...

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POSTSCRIPT SATURDAY NIG IIT. Mr. HUMEr—" Will the right honourable gentleman explain to the House DIME are the taxes he intends to remit ?" Sir HOBERT PEEL—" I propose on...

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Among the numerous meetings in Scotland to oppose change of

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the Scotch system of banking and currency, there was one of the county of Forfar, in October last ; which appointed a committee to make a report on the subject. Their report...

The report of the Landlord and Tenant Commission is prepared;

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and Lord Devon, the Chairman, is now directing his attention to a bill to be founded upon that report. The noble Earl, acting upon suggestions from Sir Robert Peel, has obtained...

The Gazette contains a notification from the Railway Department of

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the Board of Trade, bearing yesterday's date- " The Board, having had under consideration the following schemes for ex- tending railway communication iu South Wales and...

The papers publish an " opinion " by Sir Frederick

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Thesiger, (Solicitor- ‘General,) Sir Charles Wetherell, Dr. Addams, and Mr. Cowling, on the power of Oxford University in Mr. Ward's case. They pronounce "that the University...

The French papers of Thursday are absorbed by Queen Victoria's

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Speech; with which the Ministerialists are quite satisfied, while the Oppo- sition journals are loud in complaint. What about? Why, because "all the friendship" is expressed...

In the Court of Common Pleas, today, the Reverend Nathaniel

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Forth obtained a verffict in an action against the Times newspaper for libel. In 1848, Mr. Forth was defendant at a Police-court, where he was charged with assaulting his land-...

The celebrated Portland vase, in the British Museum has been

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destroyed by a madman or a vagabond aping insanity - . At a quarter to four o'clock, yesterday afternoon, a loud crash was heard in the room containing the vase; the doors were...


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STOCK EXCHANGE, FRIDAY AIITENNOON. That portion of the Queen's Speech which indicates an intention to regulate the currency and banking system of Scotland and Ireland, appears...

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The quick succession of novelties at the French Plays makes

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it difficult to keep pace with them: ere we have well reconnoitered the chiefs of the corps, they disappear from the field of observation. The engagement of Mademoiselle...


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SETTING TO WORK. SINCE the days of David and Goliah it has often happened that undertakings heralded with pomp and ceremony have ended in nothing, and that unostentatious...


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CLASSIC themes are just now in vogue at the great theatres; and, for awhile, French give way to German importations. The Doric portico of Covent Garden need not frown...

The continued attraction of Antigone at Covent Garden would appear

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to have induced M. Laurent to prolong the season; the entertainments for the , off-nights being very Lenten fare. Honesty is withdrawn: it has not proved "the best policy" in...


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IT is edifying to see the venders of stereotyped declamations against absentees become themselves absentees of the most inex- cusable kind. If an absentee landlord neglects...

A new comic piece, of the slightest kind, eutitled Taking

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Possession, has been produced at the Lyceum. Keeley plays a Cockney traveller, who wins a ruined castle in a German lottery, and in "taking possession" is ducked and pelted by...


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THE tactics of the War party in France are not original. They have been practised by various parties since the commencement of the Revolution, and were borrowed by them from...

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LORD DENMAN'S decision in the case of Mr. Bateman is loudly applauded by - the gentlemen of the long robe. To non-profes- sional judgments it has the appearance of sacrificing...


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A KING of the French must give as good as he gets, be it in blows or in gifts, or he is no king for his people. To save the honour of France, Louis Philippe must send the Queen...

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THE merchants and brokers who frequent the new Royal Ex thange feel very uncomfortable in it. At one or other of its four entrances, any wind that pleases to blow finds access :...


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WHEN wood-pavements were introduced, everybody was charmed. Your carriage glided like a Thames wherry ; your house seemed transported to the quiet of the country ; at church you...


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TRAVELS, Letters of a German Countess; written during her Travels in Turkey. Egypt, the Holy Land, Syria, Nubia, &c. In 1843-4. By Ida Countess Hahn-1141m. III three volumes...

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IS a work of considerable ability and power, though not of great inte- rest as a fiction. It is a metaphysical novel ; not presenting any general views of life, or persons that...

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Tuniin ballads were originally written for the author's children ; and their object seems to be to impress upon the juvenile mind some of the more striking facts of history by...


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Tun principle we have more than once applied to a new periodical- " Does it supply a want? "—may in an extended sense be held to em- brace the essentials requisite to success....

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From January met to February 6$12. BOOK8. Look to the End; or the Bennets Abroad. By Mrs. Ellis, Author of 'The Women of England." In two volumes. The Eccentric Lover; a...

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Tuesday, Feb. 4. PARTNERSHIPS DISSOLVED. Lowry and Willson, Kingston-upon-Hull, coal-merchants - Mennen and Rutter, Shaftesbury, attendee-Westbury and Simmons, Waibrook,...


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On the 30th January, attfull, Yorkshire, the Lady C aptain Frederick Cleaveland, Royal Artillery, of a son. On the 30th, at Danny, County Monaghan, Lady Cremome, of a son. On...


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WAR-OFFICE, Feb. 7.-let Life Guards-Cornet and Sub-Lieut. G. II. R. C. Viscount Sesham to be Lieut. by purchase, vice Sutton, who retires; the Hon. D. C. F. De Ros to be Cornet...


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ARRIVED-At Gravesend, 5th Feb. John Edward, Bissett, from Calcutta; and 6lit, Carshalton Park, Hinton, from Manilla. In the Downs, 5th, Dauntless, Wakefield; and Slam, Halsey,...

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BRITISH FUNDS. (Closing Prices.) &Mad. 3 per Cent Consols ........ ..... Ditto for Account 3 per Cents Reduced 3} per Cents Long Annuities Bank Stock, 7 per Cent India Stock,...