14 APRIL 1849

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In their disputes with Lord Grey, the two colonies of

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Jamaica and Bri- tish Guiana are taking up positions that threaten more trouble for the Colonial Secretary, and infinitely more discredit for the Cabinet to which he belongs....

Nothing further is ascertained respecting the result of King Frederick

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William's election to the throne of " Germany." The reports as to the counsel given by the Governments of Tads and London'are diainetrically opposite—that both Governments had...


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Horraevasetuxo is the business of Easter : politics sink to a recreation, or to the mere indulgence of an incorrigible habit. The business of the Sovereign People is to go to...

France, like England, is engaged in Easter amenities ; and

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the business of the Assembly would be dull, but for such incidents as M. Eugene Respell's slapping M. Point's face for looking at him quizzically—or, as the angry man expressed...

The accounts from Italy are deplorable. Brescia has been sacked

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by the Austrians,—in token of Austrian clemency. Genoa has revolted against Victor Emanuel,—in token of Italian unity. Society is disor- ganized. Meanwhile, no man advances with...

The Count of Montemolin has been arrested on the frontier

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of Spain, " intrepidly " attempting to join his adherents, but untowardly stopped by the French police. Not many days since, a shortish stoutish young man round-faced, and...

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tEbe Alftetropolis.

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London and its environs displayed the usual spectacle on Easter Mon- day, of immense crowds bent on holydaymaking; but the reports from the several places of entertainment are...

Ebe Probintes.

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Mr. Roebuck responded publicly, on Saturday, to the invitation which he has received from Sheffield to stand for that borough on Mr. Ward's re- tirement, by an address accepting...

VJbt eourt.

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THE Court register is a bare chronicle of arrivals, departures, and dinner- parties, at Windsor Castle. The Princesses Amelie and Elise of Hohenlohe Schillingsfurst have be-...

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Dr. Crolly, the Primate of the Irish Roman Catholic Church, has fallen a victim to cholera: he died at Drogheda, on the 6th instant, after only nine hours' illness. Dr. Crony...

gorrtgn an eoloniat.

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FlIANCE.—In the Assembly, on Wednesday, M. Ledru-Rollin complain- ed of the frequent interference of the police with electoral meetings lately held in the provinces. In virtue...


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We understand that Major-General Sir John F. Burgoyne, K.C.B., has arrived at Inverness, being deputed by the Government to examine into the causes and extent of the late...

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The Queen is to hold a levee, at St. James's Palace, on Wednesday the 2d May; and drawingrooms on Thursday the 26th April, Saturday the 19th May, (to celebrate her Majesty's...

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SATURDA A great financial reform meeting was held in the Leeds Music Hall, on Thursday evening. Mr. J. G. Marshall, M.P., presided; Mr. Cobden, and several guests at the...

Paris papers describe the soiree given to the London deputation

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by the Prefect of the Seine, at the Hotel de Ville, on Wednesday. The corre- spondent of a morning paper mentions, with pleased wonder at the incident as unprecedented in all...

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The Constitutionnel of yesterday says, "It is reported today that

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18,000 Austrians are marching upon Tuscany." The Constitutionnel of yesterday says, "It is reported today that 18,000 Austrians are marching upon Tuscany." A Turin letter of...

The Morning Herald states that some differences of opinion among

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the members of the committee of investigation appointed by the shareholders of the Eastern Counties Railway Company, may delay the publication of their report for a short...

Accounts from Hamburg, to the 10th instant, state that several

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collisions have occurred between the Danes and the Germans, in which the latter have been worsted, with considerable loss of officers and men: but no great movement has been...

Her Majesty's Secretary for the Colonies having consented to the

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transportation of convicts to Moreton Bay, New South Wales a vessel is about to be despatched with four hundred exiles to that colony; a grea t number being Pentonville exiles,...

The trial of Mr. Duffy, at Dublin, advanced one stage

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on Thursday— the defensive speech of Mr. Butt was delivered. It differed little from pre- vious speeches on the same subject, but made up for want of new matter by more of...

Vienna news to the 7th, though meagre, confirms the statement

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of Bern's successes. He entered Cronstadt on the 20th March, the Russian and Austrian troops retiring into Wallachia. It is stated that the Turkish au- thorities disarmed the...


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The reopening of our two Italian theatres after Easter has been attended with the first appearance in this country of no fewer than three young per- formers, who seem destined...


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STOCK EXCHANGE, FRIDAY AFTERNOON. The English Stock was heavy at the commencement of the week; Consols having fallen to 91* for Money. An improvement of 1 per cent has since...

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The first of the series of six dramatic concerts, got

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up by Mr. Lumley in order that his theatre may not be altogether deprived of the attraction of Jenny Lind, took place in the theatre on Thursday evening. It con- sisted of the...

The Morning Chronicle publishes, but without date, some interesting ex-

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tracts from letters written by Madame Pasta to her "dear child" and pupil Mademoiselle Parodi. They are interesting both as displaying the affec- tionate solicitude which the...

The burlesque at the Princess's, founded on the story of

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the Fair Per- sian, has the advantage of some very liberal scenic decoration, some very ingenious machinery, the talent of Miss Emma Stanley, and the beauty of Miss...

By ready wit and piquancy of verbal joke, the brothers

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Brough have well maintained their recently earned reputation in the Haymarket Easter piece The Sphinx • but they have been less felicitous as to their subject than in...

The constructive ingenuity of Mr. Planche, the pictorial excellence of

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Mr. Beverley, and the managerial spirit of Madame Vestris, have been em. ployed to good purpose in the production of a grand spectacle founded on the story of the Seven...

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IRELAND AND SIR ROBERT PEEL. Sin ROBERT PEEL'S two speeches on the state of Ireland may be regarded as the most important occurrence of this session, or indeed of many past...

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THE melodrama, so often condemned as unnatural, must have a i real foundation n human nature, or it would not so long have re- tained its place upon the stage—nor be from time...


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THE Hudson investigation by the York, Newcastle, and Berwick Railway Company, is the complement to the Hudson testimonial. The testimonial was presented to the honourable...

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the best policy " — dishonesty is a dangerous po- licy; a converse proposition, now exhibited in the official treat- Meat of the West Indies. England has an unsettled account...


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IT is amusing, and as they say "refreshing," to see the naivete with which experienced men of the world in matters political con- tinue to address reason and argument to our...

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AN UNWRITTEN ARTICLE. IT is a very convenient arrangement of the season which makes the 10th of April fall this year in Easter week, because, in the dulness of suspended public...


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TO TIIE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR. Camberwell, 21st March 1849. Sea—It is said that "necessity is the parent of invention": in numberless in- stances it has been so, and the...

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THE SPIRIT OF ART. Tau number of books which issue from the press on the principles and practice of art, attest the growing interest which is taken in the subject, and the...

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AMMON. * THE oasis of Siwah, the district in which the temple of Jupiter Ammon was situate, lies one degree South and about five degrees West of Cairo. For ages the place was...

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Tam second volume exhibits a considerable improvement upon its pre- decessor. The persons noticed are less hacknied both in history and biography than Leicester, Essex, and Carr...

COOPER'S SEA LIONS. * IN this fiction Mr. Cooper exhibits his

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distinctive merits of enforcing a broad principle of life and morals, exhibiting some peculiar line of nau- tical adventure, and portraying with great naturalness of delineation...

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BOOBS. Sermons Preached in Herstmonceux Church. By Julius Charles Hare, MA., Archdeacon of Lewes, Ea. Second volume. Form and Sound; can their Beauty be dependent on the same...

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COMMERCIAL GAZETTE. Tuesday, April 10.

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PARTNERSHIPS DISSOLVED. G. and J. Hirst, Digiee Mill, near Holmfirth, woollen-manufacturers-Clifton and Weir, Bristol, wine-merchants-Carter and Co. Skinner's Place,...


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WAR-OFFICE, April 10.-5th Drag. Guards-Cornet A. W. D. Burton to be Lieut. by purchase, vice J. Fort, who retires ; F. II. Swinfen, Gent, to be Cornet, by purchase, vice Burton....


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On the 3d April, at Westball, Aberdeenshire, Lady Dahymple Elphinstone, of a son. On the 5th, in Rutland Square, Edinburgh, the Honourable Mrs. Rashlelgh, of a daughter. On the...

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BRITISH F II N D S. (Closing Prices.) &turd. Monday. Tuesday. Warms. 3 per Ceut Console 911 M8 911 92 Ditto for Account 911 911 Oil 921 8 per Cents Reduced Cli ex d. 90 9 31...