13 JANUARY 1849

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THE new Financial Reform League had a grand muster at Man- chester on Wednesday, in the Free-trade Hall. In the erection of that edifice, the Manchester men made permanent...

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Ste AltIttropelis.

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Mr. Robert Walter Carden was unanimously elected, on Thursday, as Alderman for Dowgate Ward, in the room of Alderman John Johnson, de- ceased. On Plough Monday—the first day of...

The proceedings in the French National Assembly are confirm- ing

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the view taken of the constitution, that the division of re- sponsibility between the President of the Republic and the Mi- Mateyo is likely to occasion serious difficulty,...

The American House of Representatives has taken a decided stand

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against slavery. It has not only made progress with a bill for establishing a territorial government in New Mexico and California without slavery, but, in a resolution...

Zbe eourt.

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THE Queen's visitors continue to be numerous. The Marquis and Mar- chioness of Douglas, Sir Robert and Lady Peel, and the Earl of Carlisle, arrived at Windsor Castle on Tuesday;...

The outward signs of Ireland justify the gloomy forebodings which

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we know to be gaining on its most intelligent men. Not that the signs are new or unfamiliar This week they axe—the impracticable working of the Poor-law; the crazy survival of...

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Abe Vrobinces.

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A " monster meeting" was held in the Free-trade Hall at Manchester on Wednesday evening, to initiate a general agitation on the subject of finan- cial reform. The moving parties...

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By the death of Colonel Conolly, a seat for the representation of Donegal County has become vacant. The Lieutenant-Colonelcy of Donegal Militia, and the Deputy-Lieutenancies of...

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_foreign anb riuNcE.—The proceedings in the National Assembly on Saturday

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last were unusually interesting. M. Leon de Maleville, late Minister of Fo- reign Affairs, entered the tribune suddenly, to claim the attention of the Assembly on a personal...


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The rapid and progressive increase of poor-rates in Scotland is causing alarm. The expenditure for the year 1844-5 was 258,8141.; the year 1845-6, 306,0441.; and the year...

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The Italian journals confirm the rumour that the Sicilians have

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recom- menced hostilities against the Neapolitan troops. We learn from the Co- stituente Italian of Florence, of the 4th instant, that on the 2d, Genera/ Filangieri set out for...


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Chevalier Bunsen left town on Saturday evening, en route for Berlin; whither he has been summoned by the King of Prussia to take part in a conference on the Schleswig-Holstein...

The engrossing question in Paris is the dissolution of the

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Assembly. Sixty departments have declared themselves for dissolution. The question will be debated by the Assembly in two forms—A proposition by M. Rat- teau to fix a reelection...


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SATURDAY. The Morning Chronicle has the following news from Vienna, dated January 7th— "Prince Windischgritr entered Buda-Pesth, on the 5th instant, at the head of his troops,...


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It Is doe to our readers abroad to make them aware that we have been compelled to adopt the rule of not taking in unpaid letters or packets by foreign posts, from correspondents...

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The performance of Judas Maccabeus at Exeter Hall, on Monday,

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afforded a striking proof of the effect of a master-mind in directing the movements of a great orchestra. The choruses of this oratorio have always been placed by musicians...

A new petite comedy, called Who Speaks First? is a

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good instance of the peculiar principle of construction generally adopted by its author, Mr. Charles Dance. If we trace his dramatic progress from the old days of the Olympic,...

The case of Mr. Daffy is again adjourned. In the

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Queen's Bench, on Thursday, Mr. Butt proposed, on behalf of the prisoner, that he should be allowed to withdraw his demurrer, plead over, and proceed at once to trial —on...

Last night's Gazette announces the appointment of the Right Honourable

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the Earl of Harrowby, the Very Reverend William Rowe Lyall,D.D., Dean of Canterbury, William Page Wood, Esq., Robert Baynes Armstrong, Esq., John George Shaw Lefevre, Esq.,...


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The reappearance of Mr. James Wallack, at the Haymarket Theatre, was chiefly interesting as an indication of that attachment to an old fa- vourite which distinguishes the...

A very intelligent and shrewd friend, who has sojourned for

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several months past in the neighbourhood of Avranches in Normandy, favours us with some information on the economics of that part of France, and suggestions of a national...


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STOCK. EXCHANGE, FRIDAY AFTERNOON. The English Stock Market has presented a firm appearance, and during the whole week the tendency has been upwards. Consols for Money and the...

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Last of the Gentile-ridden years, Thy stormy requiem shakes the spheres! From many a tempest-stricken state, Wild notes of discord, scorn, and hate, Peal o'er thy grave, dread...


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TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR. Camberwell, 10th January 1849. Stet—A civilized community, divided though it be by religious and political animosities, by social grade, and by...


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APOLOGY FOR LORD PALMERSTON. HAYING conceived a new weakness for the Colonial Office, the Times makes up for that foible by a new severity towards the Fo- reign O ffi ce ; and...

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of our law fails on trial : it suffers the guilty to escape, it punishes the innocent. Those damnatory re- sults are brought about by a kind of adherence to certain rules, under...


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WITH all the " wonderful inventions" of the age, there is one the want of which is the opprobrium of our day and country—the invention of some plan for inducing those whom it...

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SIR WILLIAM NAPIER—the Napier of literature—is carrying on an angry correspondence with the Financial Reform Association of Liverpool. In one of the diffuse tracts published by...


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IT is evident that the art of life, in some of its greatest branches, is but beginning to develop itself. The machinery that provides raiment already outruns the supply of the...

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BAYARD'S NINEVEH AND ITS REMAINS. * MR. LAYARD and a companion had passed part of the years 1839 and 1840 in exploring Syria and Asia Minor, in a manner to enjoy travelling and...

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THE name of M. Gnizot will command an attention to this survey of the state of opinions and of parties in France, which the essay, published anonymously, might not have...

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MILMAIS'S HORACE. * THE poems of Horace have ever been the

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delight of middle-aged gentle- men, whose enthusiasm has been quenched or cooled by advancing years ; whom experience has rendered tolerant, not of those fraudulent or vio- lent...

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fourteenth " in the titlepage of this edition does not in strict- ness belong to the whole work, which gradually grew from one volume into six volumes. There is no doubt,...

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Whether the age for epic poetry has passed—whether a work

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can be written in which the spirit of the writer's age shall not be reflected—we need not stay to discuss. Mr. Zavarr, the author of The Viking, has so little idea of the...

The original intention of the compiler of Sertum Ecclesite was

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to include in it all the festivals and principal saints' days of our ecclesiasti- cal year; but this plan would have rendered the book too bulky. A selection has therefore been...

In a speech delivered by Mr. Macaulay some time since

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at Edinburgh, the orator ridiculed the canon in Pope's well-known couplet on the danger of a little learning. Upon this Professor Forbes, in a lecture on the Danger of Supe r,...

The Illustrated Companion to the Latin Dictionary and Greek Lexicon

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is a useful book for the youthful student or the general reader. The object is to define the words that represent the names of visible objects, by exhibiting engravings of the...


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BOOKS. History of Greece. By George Grote, Esq. Volumes V. and VL Memoir of the House of Brandenburg, and History of Prussia during the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries....

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Tuesday, January 9. PARTNERSHIPS DISSOLVED. Robinson and Donaldson, Preston, ale-merchants-Brooke and Co. Mincing Lana, brokers-Oates and Garces, Heckmondwicke,...


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On the 19th December, at Malta, the Wife of Captain E. K. Hughes Hallett, R.N., Of a eon. On the 27th, at Wiesbaden, the Lady of the Rev. Hugh Speke, of Wakehill, Somer-...

MILITARY GAZETTE. WAR-OFFICE, Jan. 9.-2d Drags.-Lieut. P. Antrobus, from the

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91st Foot, to be Pay- master, vice W. Crawford, who retires upon half-pay. 16th Regt. of Foot-Lieut M. C. Singleton, from half-pay 50th Foot, to be Lieut. vice Cassidy,...

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Thurs. 3 per Cent Consols Ditto for Account I per Cents Reduced 31 per Cents Long Annuities Bank Stock, 7 per Cent India Stock, 101 Exchequer Bills, 2d. and 21d. per diem India...