12 FEBRUARY 1831

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LAST night, the Chancellor of the Exchequer disclosed his budget. The plans of Ministers present on this as on other occasions, a strange mixture of principle and no...

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Hours of Adjournment—The House of Commons sat on Monday, and

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adjourned at ten o'clock to Tuesday. It sat again on Tuesday, adjourned a quarter before four on Wednesday morning; sat in the evening, and adjourned at a quarter before seven....

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TIIE NEW SIIEHIFF.—The Corporation candidates for the office of Sheriff,

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to succeed the two gentlemen now serving, will be Mr. Alder- man Cowan and Mr. John Pirie, a merchant and shipowner.—Times. Wituo or PoarsoxEN.—The contest for the civic gown...

REvonm MEETINGS.—A meeting for a reform of Parliament was held

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at Penzance on Tuesday last week ; the Mayor presiding. The ballot was carried by a large majority. On the same day, there was a meeting at Truro for a similar purpose, and with...

The Government prosecutions against the Irish agitators will soon come

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to an issue. Mr. 0 . CONNELL and the other traversers having sought to withdraw their pleas of demurrer, and to plead guilty to all the counts of the indictment against them,...

The Duke de NEMOURS is King of Belgium, as far

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as the votes of the Congress at Brussels can confer that dignity. The election took place on the 4th instant. There were two votes ; on the first the numbers stood—for the Duke...

NEW Er.Ecno.rs.—Mr. Stanley, who was defeated by Mr. Hunt at

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Preston, has been returned for WiZtlsor, in the room of Sir H. Vivian ; and Sir H. B. Williams Bulkeley for Beaumaris, in the room of his late father. Newark is again about to...

The Poles have taken the first step towards the recovery

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of their independence, by declaring themselves independent. The Diet, on the 25th January, declared the throne vacant. The arming of the people goes on with spirit and...

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Swmos, LAY AND CunucAr..—It appears the High Sheriff for the

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county of Nottingham has received several letters bearing the signature of the celebrated "Swing." Every exertion was made to discover the writer, and at last some traces were...

CHARGE OF TYRANNY AND OPPRESSION:A Court-martial assembled on Saturday last,

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on board the St. Vincent, at Portsmouth, to inquire into the circumstances attending the death of William Heritage, a boy belonging to the North Star (Lord W. Paget, captain),...

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To COURT NEWSMEN AND OTHERS.— We understand that the young

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Prince of Cumberland is now called Prince Ernest, for the sake of distinction, the name of each of the young Princes being George.— Brighton Gazette. LORD Esnox.—This aged...

LIBEL IN THE AIIRROR OF PARLIAMENT.—An action for libel, brought

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against Dr. Lashington, M.P., and the editor and publishers of the Mirror of Parliament, was tried on Wednesday. The Jury acquitted Dr. Lushington, but returned a verdict of...

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THE BUDGET. TIMES—Hope gave to the budget of this year a peculiar interest, be- cause the distresses 'of the people seemed tti justify the expectation of peculiar relief. It is...

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"CONFIDENCE IN THE MINISTERS." THE CIVIL LIST-.-IRELAND-HEFOHII. IMMEDIATELY after the adjournment of Parliament, we published an article, furnished to us by a correspondent,...


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STOCE EXCHANGE, SATURDAY, HALF-PAST TWELVE.-Consols opened at 791f, this' fall being undoubtedly caused by the financial statement of the Chancellor of the Exchequer ; and it...


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WAR.OPIPtC11, Feb: 8.-3rd Regt. Dragoon Guards: Maj. E. R. Storey to be Llent.-Col. by purchase, rice Holmes, who retires; Capt. .1. !redden to be Maj. by purchase, vice Storey...


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The Company's ship Minerva, Probyn, has been stationed for Madras and Ben- gal ; and the Thomas Grenville, Shea, for Bengal direct. The Singapore, Tait, from Mauritius to...

On Thursday last, the following degrees were conferred. Masters of

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Arts—Rev H. Burton, Christ Church ; Rev. T. Dudley, Trinity College. Bachelors of Arts— J. F. Newberry, Christ Church ; It. Townsend, Brasennose College ; A. Fans, Ex- eter...


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The Rev. Rees, M.A. of Pembroke College, is presented to the Rectory of Tal- benny, Pembrokeshire. Patron Sir J. Owen, Bart. M.P. On Thursday se'nnight the Rev. G. D....

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NOTICE has been given by Sir FRANCIS BURDETT, that he will, - on the introduction of the Mutiny Bill, move a clause abolishing the punishment of flogging. Every attempt to...

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WE are very fond of these performances. The troupe is entirely comic ; and they perform the light pieces of the modern French stage with a degree of spirit and an air of reality...


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CONSUMPTION is a perpetual "topic of the day." There is no hour of the week when it is not coming fatally" home to the bo- soms of men." Seventy thousand victims are annually...


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WE did not witness the opening of the King's Theatre for the season, on Saturday last ; and must therefore defer any notice of Madame VESPERMANN'S appearance, as she was unable...

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THE volume of Lays from the East is really a volume of poetry, and it is the first which has now for along time come to our hands. We last week made some remarks on the effect...

We are glad to perceive, by Mr. CULVERWELL'S lucid work

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on Bathing, with reference to his establishment of medicated vapour baths, that the salutary practice of bathing is becoming more com- mon. We are thoroughly convinced, that...


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MISCE t LAN? Miss Mitford's American Stories for Chit. 01-MIODICALS dren 3 Vols. Whittaker. Anderson's Odd Sketches Skeaf, Edin. American Almanac Rich. Journal of the Royal...

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The Edinburgh Review has appeared with even more than its

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accustomed quantity of state papers. We Wonder whether the country could go on without the Edinburgh and Quarterly Re- views. Have they not become part and parcel of the...

The Practical Baker is not only what it pretends to

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be, but much more. There is a well-drawn up statement of all the che- mical phenomena attending upon bread-making and baking, and likewise a collection of very curious receipts,...

A little book called Odd Sketches, by Mr. ANDERSON of

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Edin- burgh, the author of a volume of verse entitled Poetical Aspira- tions, is a trifle of some promise. The author, we find, possesses humour, and sketches with breadth and...

Miss. MITFORD has published a miniature of the Anzericart Stories.

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Three charming little volumes have just made their ap- pearance, as green, fresh, and beautiful as the first indications of spring, which are just now bursting from the...

The Journal of the Royal Institution, this quarter, contains more

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than an average share of curious disquisitions. Among others, is a curious paper communicated by Dr. Mom. on the in- vention of the telescope. It contains some curious anecdotes...

Blackwood's Magazine, which this month carries double,. con- tains another

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paper from the "Diary of a late Physician." We would call the attention of persons not habitually readers of the Magazine to this series of papers. They look like truth, and we...

The German Manual of Mr. KLAUER professes to be a

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work adapted for self-tuition. It mapbe so, but we confess we have some difficulty in mastering the plan on which it would recommend the learner to proceed. The first volume...

The Familiar Exercises on the first book of COKE—LITTLE- TON,

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will be exceedingly useful to the law-student. In learning the elements of a science, it is absolutely necessary to make the foundation-work secure. This is only to be done by...

The book on Chimnies is explanatory of a plan for

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lining their brickwork with metallic tubes : an obvious improvement upon the present clumsy contrivance of conducting the smoke through thoroughfares pretty nearly as wide as...

To Mr. BERNA.YS German Prose Anthology, of which we have

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already had to speak very favourably, we are glad to add his Poetical Anthology. The selection seems made with the same good taste that directed the choice of the prose...

The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the

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Year 1831, published at Boston, and imporled by Mr. Rich, Red Lion Square, ought to be placed on the table of every club and public institution in the country. It abounds in...

The first volume of the Life of GEORGE the -Fourth,

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which forms the second of Dr. LARDNERS Cabinet Library, is the only publication that has yet appeared at all worthy of the importance of the subject. It is a rapid and spirited...

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February 10, 1831. DAVIES GILBERT, Esq., V.P., in the Chair. Sir Philip de Malpas Grey Egerton, Bart., of Oulton Park, Cheshire, was elected a Fellow of the Society. William...


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IN returning to this subject, we cannot help remarking upon the ar- rangement of the pictures ; which is manifestly to the disadvantage, in a few cases, of some of the best...

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BIRTHS. On the 6th inst. at Maida Vale, the Lady of the Rev. JAMES STRATTEM, Of a daughter. On theist inst. at Brighton, the Lady of Lieut.-Colonel BA/ LLTE, of a daughter. On...


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To VISCOUNT HOWICK, UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES. 7th February 1831. MY LORD—The postponement for another month of the Ministerial proposal of Reform, by allaying...

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FROM THE LONDON GAZETTES. Tuesday, February 8.

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PARTNERSHIPS DISSOLVED. BR Annuity and RICHARDSON, Skinner Street, tailors — SCALES and DuBois, Old Ford, Middlesex, brick-makers—WILLIAMS and BEVAN, Carmarthen, attor-...


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PUBLIC FUNDS. BRITISH. 3 per Cent. Reduced . 3 per Cent. Consols Ditto for Account ........ 34 per Cent. Old .......... 34 per Cent. New . . . 4 per Cent..........., Bank...

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