14 JANUARY 1837

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THE Downing Street journalists have this week been engaged in the almost daily performance of a very arduous duty—that of THE Downing Street journalists have this week been...

The Senate of NAPOLEON could not have been more subservient

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to its master and creator, than the majority of the French Cham- ber of Peers to Lotms in ul L i p. Whoever may be Minister, and whatever may be his policy, the Peers go with...

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hr factropoifit.

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Lord Russell, son of the Marquis of Tavistock, will preside at the dinner to be given in Drury Lane Theatre to the Members for Mid- dlesex, on Monday week. On the list of...

The news from Spain this week is scanty. The victorious

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troops of ESPARTERO are reposing in Bilboa. The defeated and dis- heartened forces of CARLOS have been delivered over to the tender mercies of the ruffian Moassio ; who is to be...

Letters from Poland mention the activity with which the Rus-

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sian Government in that country urges the completion of several new fortresses. Hopeless slavery seems to be the lot of the Poles for long years to come.

CO Court.

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ON Wednesday, the King was sufficiently recovered to take a morning ride, on the Rottingdean Road. The Queen is also better; but the Dutebess of Gloucester continues very ill....

The Committee on the Wellington statue is to assemble on

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the second Thursday in February, for the purpose of determining upon the sort of statue which it would be advisable to raise, and the most eligible site. It is generally...

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The Liverpool Tradesmen's Association now consists of 1600 members ; all of whom will support Mr. Ewart at the next election. A public dinner will be given to that gentleman by...

It is supposed that the woman whose mutilated corpse was

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found near the Edgeware Road, was Sarah Ricketts, or Day, of Willesden; who left London some time ago for Buckinghamahire, where she ex- pected to receive 700/. The prevalent...

Numerous petition.; to Peale:nolo are hr the coffee of signature

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in the dioceses of B ingor amid St. Aeaph, for obtainins competent Welch diocesans and clergy, abolishing pluralities; and silicon:me, eon- serving the revenues to the use of...

Mr. G. R. Phillips, Member for Kidderminster, dinned with a

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party of 1;i: constituents yesterday week. His address to them was of the description to be expected from a very moderate Whig, the son of one of Mr. Canning's Baronets. He...

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At a meeting of the National Association on Thursday, tile

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5t1i instant, a letter was read front Mr. O'Connell to the Secretary . of the Association, announcing several intended motions, and exhorting the Association to support...


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A dinner was given to Mr. Sharman Crawford by the Reformers of Belfast, on Thursday week. We learn from the Northern Whig, that, except on tine occasion of Lord Mulgrave's visit...

At least half the people in Maidstone have COUOIS, and

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many of theirs Lave been attacked by a species of influenza, similar, we are in formed, to a disorder that was extremely prevalent after the heavy fall of snow in 1814. It...

A meeting of working men was held at Manchester on

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Wednesday a eek, to take measures for supporting the Preston " turn-out." The principal orator was a Ileverend Mr. Stephens ; anal the following spe- cimens of this person's...

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The High Sheriff of Dublin, Mr. Bryan, gave his first

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public dinner, at Alotrisson's Hotel, on Wednesday evening. It was of course no ti Orange-Tory display. Mr. Recorder Shaw was present, and deli- vered an uncompromising speech,...

In the Irish Court of Chancery, on Wednesday, Lord PI

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r:1;• . fused an application by Sergeant Jackson, on behalf of tit.: ma, .1 P Hawkins, for it sot it of assistance to substitute service on eertai!, de- fendants in a tithe...

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Sir Robert Peel arrived at Blythswood House, the seat of Mr. A. Campbell, on i‘lonelny ; having spent a part of Saturday avid' Sir 'James Grnhain, at Netherhy, and the whole of...

The ceremony of installing Sir Ilabert Peel as Lord Rector

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of the Glasgow University took place on Wednesday, in the University [lull; the body of which was completely tilled by students, and the side gal- leries by ladies and...

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Spurious coin is increasing, notwithstanding that no less than one

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hundred and thirty convictions have taken place during the past year. The Vauxhall balloon ascended from Paris on Monday morning; and after a voyage of fifty minutes, was let...

Lord Holland now walks without crutches.

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Talleyrand, though in his 84th year, visited King Louis Philip on Saturday, in excellent health and spirits. Lord William Paget, a Captain in the Royal Navy, and son of the...

We are glad to find that the suggestion thrown out

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IT Mr. Harvey, in his letter to Mr. O'Connell, is taken up by the most proper party, Mr. Hume, that of calling together several Members of Parliament, the known advocates of an...

The Senate of the University of Glasgow, on Friday the

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6th instant, unanimously conferred the degree of LL.D. on Mr. John Pringle Nicol, Professor of Practical Astronomy in the said University.— Glasyus Argus. We hear that the...

In Renfrewshire the Tory influence is strained to the uttermost

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to defeat Sir John Maxwell. We are glad to perceive by an announcement in the Glasgow Libe- rator, that Sir John Maxwell will receive the support of the Radicals ; which indeed...

A correspondent of the Couriur at St. Sebastian, having got

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hold of an intercepted letter from Mr. E. B. Stephens, correspondent of the Post, to Mr. Mitchell, correspondent of the Herald, wherein the former describes his escape from the...

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The impediment to Mr. Geoaa's political reputation, accordine to the

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worhy scribe of the Miroing Post, is his learning. Truly, if to lack leareioe, both scholia tie and philosophical, he a qualification for office and digaity, we are not in...

The following is the account published in lust night's Gazette

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of the quarterly average of the weekly liabilities mid assets of the Bank of England from the 18th of October 1866 to tile 10th of January ltiO7. LIALILIOEs. ASSEIS•...


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SATURDAY NIGHT. The Paris papers of Thursday were received at a late hour this afternoon. They contain no intelligence worth notice.

" We :nsert to.dav the inaugural address of Sir R.

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Peel upon assuming the Lord Rector-hip of the Universdy of (ilasgow. This composition atiMals to us but one legitimate chain for /tido/twitting it by printing its a nor.paper....

We regret to have to announce an extensive failure in

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the silk trade, that of the firm of White and Batt. Their transactions were on a very jut ;ze scale, and in the early part of last year were known to have been praiitable in an...

At a meeting of the Association in Dublin on Thursday,

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Mr. Beata triont, M. P., delivered a speech and promised to bring in a bill aext session of Parliament for the payment of the Roman Catholic Clergy by the State. Mr. O'Connell...


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Smelt EXCHAN11E, FRIDAY AFTERNOON. The erincipal occupation here dining the week has been the settlement of the Consul Accouta for January, which has terminated to-day, and may...


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/Strived—At Gravesend. Jan. 1.101, Parsee, M'Kell.,r, from Reseal. Off Margate, 12th, Europe, Donlabloot from Bombay. At Deal, IS: It, Pero, Palmer, but .'etylon tVal.touolli,...


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On the letb just, at NVoodhall Park, Betts, the Lady of Ana S METE, Esq., M.P., o soil. On the 12th inst.. at Portland Place, the Lady of Ilse Rev. It .Savuotta. of a daughter....

The Letter un the Brevet. by " A Cou•tant Reader.'

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slid not reach US iii time this mortar, for present inse.tion ; but it will meet the attemiun it merits in our neat :Saabs r. •

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Opiniaal af tbc

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110W TO PREislERVE TIIF. UNION AMONG REFORMERS! Cot:lime-1f ti e may trust the professions of the Itafficals, they are pre.. eistly a class to be reasoned with. They only wish...


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Tur. solitary novelty of the week has been the appearance at the Allelphi of a miniature mimicry of the " Great Agitator," in a farcical bruletta, as long as it is broad,...


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THE. progress of music, like that of physical science, generates a divi- sion of purpose and a diversity of aim among its votaries. Time was when the Royal Society was the sole...

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Two cases of death from want have been reported in the papers this week. In both instances the wretched objects had managed to pay the three or four pence which is the price of'...


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THE INFLUENZA. Tile winter has already been prolific of extraordinary occurreneee, which have been manna to those watchful waiters upon Provi- dence whose craft is to turn...


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SIR ROBERT PERT, we believe, is at G'!asgow, and not in Down- ing Street ; " the Tory " wolf is not yet admitted to his cruel repast, but only at the door. From one...

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THE ingenious Colonel TORRENS has just published a pamphlet in the form of a letter to Lord MELBOURNE, " On the Causes of the Recent Derangement in the Money-market, and on Bank...

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LIE Fifth Voltime of this European work brings down the his- tory of the War to the middle of 1s13, when NAPOLEON, after the disastrou a retreat front Moscow. was struggling in...

In the establishment of a regular steam communication between Great

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Britain and India there is no longer any serious difficulty, and there ought to be no further delay. If upon this plan can be grafted one for the direct defence of our Eastern...


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MILITARY HISTORY, History of the War in the P,'iiin,iln and in the South of France, from tbe Year 11 1 07 to the Year 1514. By W. I , P. Napier. CIL rolonel Ill'. Foity third...

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ASKING. THE literary character of this pamphlet, got up for the opening of the Session by one of the obliging friends of the present Go- vernment, (and what Government ever yet...

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Z1 OF this agreeably learned book we have only received an incomf plete copy ; but as the entire work must eJusist of a number o complete and independent sections, its scope...


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THERE are certain things for which we must be thankful at any rate ; and the annual lives of the annual dead is one of them. It is very convenient to have a list of the marked...

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THE scene of this novel is laid in Sicily, during the sway of the Arragonese dynasty, at the beginning of the fifteenth century. Without being exactly historical, the author has...

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THE Exhibition season is commencing. This week the artists sent in their works to the British Institution, which is alisaya the first. A fortnight will be employed in arranging...


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Wma that has seen a bonnie Scotch lassie, with her plump round arms and bare legs, trampling linen by a burn-side—her hair, half disengaged from the snood that confined it,...