17 AUGUST 1839

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REPORTS of Parliamentary proceedings are now referred to for re- sults rather than discussions. The period of the session has , at length arrived when the fate of bills long...

Every newspaper one opens is full of the symptoms of

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a feverish state of the country. If a civil war raged in the land, we could hardly expect to receive from the seat of hostilities more alarming accounts than such as the...

During the current week we have received a variety of

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papers from the Colonies and foreign dependencies of the British Crown. We do not recollect any complaints against the Government at home from South Australia, but with that...

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The elections in Spain continued favourable to the Exaltados, or

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as they call themselves, the Progress Party. A regiment of the Carlist Genera MAROTO'S army had muti- nied; and the affitirs of Don CARLOS were becoming desperate.

Debates anb iprocerbinns in iPaaiament.

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METROPOLITAN 3IA0 I STRATES. Lord PrscANNox moved the House of Lords, on Monday, to go into Committee on the Metropolitan Police Courts 11111. Lord Ilnounn.k 31 would not...

There is little European news. The Journal des Debuts of

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Tues- day stated, that a proposition had been made by England to France, that the united fleets of both countries should proceed to Alexan- dria, demand the restoration of the...

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A meeting was held on tits' 11th instant, at Brown's

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Hotel, Palace Yard, for the pureose of fdreling an honorary association to act in con- cert with the Irish South Australian Association recently formed in Dublin. Lord Clemetds...

On Sunday afternoon, a par '- of Chartists, about 500

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in number, met togober in West Smithfield, and walked in procession to tat. Paul's Cathedral. On arriving there, many of them refused to take off their hats ; but after SOW...

The tenth session of the Central Criminal Court for the

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current year commenced on Monday. The calendar contained a list of 23:i prison- ers for trial. Mr. Jesse Oldfield begged to be excused fann serving as a juror—be had a mental...

Z.Cbc court. THE Queen at present lives a quiet life

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; and the Court chronicler finds few events to record. On Monday, her :Majesty, accompanied by the Dutchess of Kent, rode in a carriage and four to visit Queen Adelaide at Bushy...

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William Henimings, a private in the Royal Marines, received a

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hun- dred lashes at the Woolwich Barracks on Monday, for stealing a coat and absenting himself without leave. He was sentenced to suffer one hundred and fifty lashes ; but the...

Vie Vrobinccs.

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Chartist riots occurred in several parts of the North of England during the first three days of the week, appointed by the National Convention for abstinence front labour and...

At the Guildhall, on Saturday, Charles Wyatt, a Pimlico pawn-

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broker, was fined 40.s. for taking one halfpenny beyond the legal interest of a loan of 40s. for three months. A common informer was the pro- secutor, and Alderman Lucas the...

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At the Bridgwater Assizes, on Tuesday, Charles Wakely pleaded guilty

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to the charge of murdering his fellowservant, Eliza. Pain ; and was sentenced to death by Justice Coleridge, who was exceedingly affected by the performance of his ditty. The...

Three several attempt , were made last week to set tire

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to the stacks and fanning-premises of Mr. Thomas Dean, in the parish ef IIarobIninen, near Reading. On 'Tuesday, a riek of sai»then—on Nreditesday, a bay-rick—and on Thursday,...

A circular has been addressed to the Tories of hint

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and its neigh- bourhood, signed by the treasurer and finance committee of the Dull Conservative Society, soliciting subscriptions to replenish their ex- letusted funds ; and...

The Archdeacon of Rochester summoned a meeting of eleeeyinen in

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his neighbourhood fur Tneeles. with the view of' eetelifellitee schools in connexion with the Established Church. On that day many clergy- men attended ; but instead of...

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The Reverend Thomas Hall Lowe, the Precentor, has been finally

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installed Dean of Exeter. The Morning Herald says- " To the last moment, it appears, Lord John Russell indulged in the boy: h i g rds ivould effect his obect (the nomination of...

Mr. John Brent, who lives near Canterbury, has sent to

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the Morning Chronicle an account of an outrage on his son's property, and of a per- sonal insult to himself, committed on the 5th ultimo by six officers of the Eleventh Light...


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Mr. Maxwell junior, of Cardoness, has avowed his intention of becom- ing a candidate for the representation of the stewartry of Kirkcudbright, on Conservative principles; and is...


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Sir John. Keane, Knight Commander of the Bath, has been " nomi- nated and appointed" a Knight Grand Cross. Sir Jasper was formally appointed Commander-in-Chief of the East...


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The Dublin Tories continue to increase their electoral majorities at the registrations. The Dublin Freeman's Journal states that Delegates from the National Convention are...

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The Portuguese are very indignant at the proceedings of the

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British Legislature for putting down the trade in slaves carried on under the Portuguese flag. The Lisbon correspondent of the Morning Chronicle says- " A furious manifesto has...

A letter from the Morning Chronicles " own correspondent" at

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Bom- bay furnishes some particulars of the condition Of the Anglo-Indian A letter from the Morning Chronicles " own correspondent" at Bom- bay furnishes some particulars of the...

It our latest Sydney papers, we are glad to find

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evidence that the Colonists of New South Wales are desirous of aiding the Government at home in getting rid of the convict fool assignment system. A meeting held in Sydney, to...

A Berlin correspondent states, that Prince Puckler Moskau is ex-

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pected shortly at his estate of Muskau, in Prussian Silesia. Immedi- ately after his arrival, a wager of 1,000 louis, which he has laid with the Baron de Biel, that horses of...

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From South Australia the intelligence is frequent, and tolerably regu-

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lar ; but of her elder and less fortunate sister, erst named Swan River and recently christened Western Australia, the accounts are few and far between. There is, however, a...

The arrival of three American packets—the Memphis, the Cambridge, and

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the President—has put us in possession of accounts from New York to the 10th of July, and furnished some Canadian journals of a rather earlier date. There is no news of...

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Accounts from time Test Indies reaelt to the loth of

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July. The newspapers arc chiefly occupied with statements respecting the crops, and the refusal of Negroes to work for reasonable wages. A spirit of insttbordinatitm had been...

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With the exception of the Penny-postage, a measure alike needed

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by the rich and educated as by the poor and ignorant, this session has done absolutely nothing for the great mass of the community. If it end thus, neither Chartist broils nor...

Our letters from Alexandria are of the 27th of July.

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They state that the officers and crews of the Turkish and Egyptian fleets lived in the most perfect harmony, and appeared. to have commenced that reunion of the people of the...

The Chartist diversion is almost over. We do not mean

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that the political principles of Chartism are, or are likely to be, extinct. But the brief career of violence draws towards its close. The hot-headed, or false-hearted leaders,...

The Graham's Town Journal mentions further depredations of the Kafirs.

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They had attacked several herds of cattle, carrying off altogether 119 oxen, and killing one herdsman. The same paper, referring to the hostility between the European settlers...


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STOCK EXCHANGE, FRIDAY AFTERNOON. The monied interest were taken by surprise on Monday morning by the ap- pearance of the following notice from the Chancellor of the Exchequer,...

The men of money were on the alert at an

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unusually early hour yesterday morning. The Chancellor of the Exchequer had fixed ten o'clock at the Treasury- Chambers as the time and place of' receiving tenders for the...

New Ministerial choppings and changes are freely talked of in

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pos. tical circles. There is no doubt that Mr. SPRING RICE will be pitch. forked to the Peers as soon as the preparations for electing his successor at Cambridge are completed....


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SATURDAY. The Morning Post publishes a letter, dated July 27th, from its cor- respondent at Constantinople, stating that troops have mutinied in various parts of the Turkish...

There was "no House" of Commons last night, as only

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3-1 Mem- . bers had mustered at fine o'clock. In the House of Lords— The Poor-rates Collection Bill went through the Committee. The Metropolis Courts Bill was read a third...

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EAST 1N.111A

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Arrivel-A1 Gravesend, .1ng. 1201, t'ove, from Mensal ; and itsitu , For- from Siogapore ; 14th, 4..leirles I leart ly, I loliper, from lini 4 ,11 ; 15111, sophin, 7%1 Nair, from...


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A ntettitx carious and interesting exhibition, especially to the physi- ologist, is now open at 121, Pall Mall, opposite the Opera Colonnade, called the Eccaleobion, a...

Pt.tmouT11, 9th August-GII this port, the NOV Zealand Land Company's

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ship Cuba, 273 tons, bound for Cook's `wail s, She carries out the Surveyor- General, (Lieutenant Smith, of the lteyal Artillery,) and a large Surveying- stair, rim the purpose...

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REFORAI—MORE;OR LESS. Ir the majority of the electors of Great Britain are Tories—ifth, v are averse from further returns in Church or State—let it b' e confessed that this...


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Tim Haymarket is become a sort of half-way house for actors on the move from one theatre to another—a Thespian hotel, at which Transat- lantic voyagers put up for a few nights...

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AT different periods since the peace of 1815, attempts have been made to extend commerce between the two nations Of Europe fbremost in arts as in arms, and formed by naturc for...


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" There are at present, in litct, two Governments in England; the respon- sible Government of the Queen, and the irresponsible Government (d . the Tury Lords. Foreign Powers...


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WHEN the Home Secretary stated, in the House of Commons, that the Commander of the Forces in Ireland could spare smother regi- ment, shouts of exultation—such shouts as...

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A Norsins , . exemplification of the truth of Honsees maxim on the superiority of eyesight over hearing., continues to be presented by the model of the. Battle of NVaterloo,...


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THE behaviour of Judges presiding at trials of persons charged with political crimes olight always to be narrowly watched. The law is sufficiently severe, but there is seldom...

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BIOnRAPIIV, Memoir:, or the Life testi Labours or Robert Morrison. M.R.A.S., &e. Ike. &e. Compiled by his NVidow ; with Critical Notices of his Chilies,. Works. by Samuel Kidd,...


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Aurnotton his eminence is exaggerated, according to custom, by the religious sections with which he was connected, and though fail- ing in the great object of his travail, the...

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PARK'S BUSTS OF CAMPBELL AND BOWRING. PaTrue PARK has modelled the busts of CAMPBELL the poet and Dr. BOWE [NG, and intends to make a series of the eminent men of the day, in...


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THIS essay was written by an eminent veterinary surgeon, for a prize, which it failed in obtaining ; a result which does not greatly surprise us, seeing that what is good is not...

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Wm° has not heard of Colieocdo's Magdalen Beading — the cynosure of the Dresden Gallery ; dividing admiration with his famous Nolte Often does some print of this delicious...


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TO THE EDITOR 01"ene SPECTATOR, London, 161St August 1839. London, 161St August 1839. Sin—I cannot avoid the pleasure of expressing my sincere approbation of Mr. PARK'S...