17 FEBRUARY 1844

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THE State trial is over at last, and Mr. O ' CONNELL and his fellows have been found guilty —the chief upon all sections of the charge, each of the rest upon one or other of...

The greal*Thig move, which was prepared during the recess in

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pamphlet and in paper, has been made, and two vast Irish debates have been inflicted upon the two Houses of Parliament by the Opposition. In both Houses, Ministers have been...

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The Peninsula is "going it." Looking at the lapse of

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time, a revolution in Portugal was almost over-due, and it has at last come to band. There is a sort of military mutiny all about the provinces, which in Portugal is dignified...

Manta nal Vratetrings in Vadiament.

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IRELAND. In the House of Commons, on Tuesday, Lord Joint RUSSELL moved for a Committee of the whole House to consider the state of Ireland. He spoke for three hours ' and his...

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Ebt Court.

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TEE Queen and Prince Albert remain in strict privacy at Windsor Castle : though taking frequent walks. The Dutchess of Kent dined at the Castle on Wednesday. Sir Robert Peel...

Zbe .ftletropolis.

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A Court of Common Council was held on Thursday, for the despatch of business. A report was presented, stating that the purchase of Bank Buildings had been completed. Mr. R. L....

Zbe Vrobintes.

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The election of a Member for South Wiltshire, in the room of Sir Francis Burdett, took place at Devizes on Monday. On Saturday afternoon, Mr. Edridge, the Free-trade candidate,...


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The State trial finally closed on Monday. We resume our summary where it broke off. Twenty-third day—Friday, February 9. The Solicitor-General concluded h's address to the...

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,foreign artb Colonial.

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PORTUGAL is in a state of revolt. The outbreak began with the mu- tiny of the Fourth Regiment of Dragoons, at Torres Novas, about sixty miles from Lisbon, on the 4th instant,...

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The Globe remarks, speaking of the division on Lord Normanby's

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Irish motion- " The division-lists on that question afford a striking illustration of the voting-by-proxy privilege, by which the Peers are distinguished from the Members of the...


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Anitmn.— At Gravesend, 10th instant, Mary, Readell, from Calcutta ; 11th, Clogs- lese, Hutchison, from Singapore. Off the Wight, 16th, Timandra, Skinner, from Calcutta. At...

The Sun stated on Thursday, that the Duke of Wellington

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had been taken ill on the previous day, and had nearly fallen off his horse on re- turning to Apsley House, into which he was carried. The paragraph went "the round of the...

The Dublin correspondent of the Morning Chronicle revives the story

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that Lord De Grey is to retire from the Irish Viceroyalty in a month ; probably to be succeeded by Lord Wharncliffe.


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SATURDAY NIGHT. The House of Commons, last night, devoted another evening to the great Irish debate. The speakers in favour of Lord John Russell's motion were, Captain BERNAL,...


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The Morning Chronicle has this somewhat incongruous notice of mourning and decoration- " We bear that, in consequence of the recent bereavement in the Royal Family, namely,...

The Dublin Evening Post of Thursday announces that Mr. Attorney-

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General Smith left Dublin for London on that day.

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The packet-ship Sheridan, which left New York on the 27th

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January, arrived at Liverpool early this morning. A strange scene had occurred in the House of Representatives. Two Members gave each other the lie direct, engaged in a...

A frightful accident occurred at the Landshipping Colliery, near Haverfordwest,

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on Thursday evening. Fifty-eight men were at work in a pit that extended under the river—the water broke in—eighteen escaped, and the rest perished.

The Paris papers of Thursday state that the Ex-Queen-Regent of

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Spain left the French capital for Madrid on that day. It was believed that her arrival in Madrid would be immediately followed by a change of Ministers and of measures.

At Bow Street, yesterday, Henry Watson, a middle-aged tailor, was

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placed before the Magistrate, having been found in Parliament Street on Thursday evening, uttering incoherent language about his wish to barn some of the Government-offices, and...

"It will save the Duke some trouble if the editor

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will be so kind as to an- nounce that there is not one word of truth in a paragraph of the Tirnes news- paper of this 16th instant, headed The Duke of Wellington.' The Duke has...


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THE French stage supplies us with the best plots and the best players : we wish our actors would profit by the performances as much as our dramatists do by the pieces. What...


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STOCK EXCEIANGE, FRIDAY AFTERNOON. The operations in the English Funds have not been of an extraordinary cha- racter. The purchases of the Government-broker to a greater or...

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IRELAND. EVEN truth comes by frequent repetition to look stale, common- place, uninteresting, less like truth. This is the reason why de- bates about Ireland are now heard with...

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Er pertinacity and success in driving a bill through the Legislature were any test of the importance of a measure, by far the most urgent question at present would be the bill...

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THE last chapter of the history of most of the puffing establishments of London is naturally sought for in the Gazette. It is therefore with little surprise that we read in the...


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Fzenes, The Prairie-Bird. By the Honourable Charles Augustus Murray. Author of "Tra- vels in North America." In three volumes Bedloy. STATISTICS, Recollections of Ceylon,...

REFINEMENTS OF LANGOAGE.—Delicacy of speech is capricious. We have heard

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of savages to whom you must call the whole leg to the ankle "the hip," or be thought indecent ; you must not ask after a Turk's wife and family, but "the house "; and in our...

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AFTER residing at Ceylon for nearly thirteen years (1826-1839) as a missionary of the Anglican Church, the Reverend JAMES SELKIRK has published his Recollections of the country,...

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From February 8th te Februaryl5th. Bootie. Trial of Pedro de Zulueta junior, on a Charge of Slave-trading, under the 5 Geo. IV., cap. 113, on Friday the 27th, Saturday the...

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Tars instrument, lately exhibited at the Hanover Square Rooms, and now removed for inspection to Novello's in Dean Street, is an ion- proved kind of seraphine, of greater...


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MELOPHONIC SOCIETY. SINCE the days in which the Court ladies at Paris sang the Psalms of David in the version of CLEMENT MAROT, the sacred lyre has never been so...

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BIRTHS. On the 1st February, at Aberdeen. the Lady of Dr. MAcaosne, Professor of the Prac- tice of Medicine at the Mareschal College of that city, of a son. On the 5th, at...


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WAR.OFFICS. Feb. 16.-41.11 Drags.-Capt. J. T. Bowdoin, from the 19th Foot, to be Capt. vice Clerk, who exchanges. lot Drags.-Assist-Surg. J. Grogan. M.B. from the 66th Foot, to...


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Tuesday, Feb. 13. PARTNERSHIPS DISSOLVED. Knight and Cutress, Preston, Sussex, millers-Edwards and Foy, Aldermanbury, agents-Purcell and Nichols. Brixton,...

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BRITISH FUNDS. (Closing Prices.) Saturday'Monday. Tuesday Trednes. Thurs. Friday: 971 971 97e 974 97+ 971 97i 974 974 974 9 74 974 98 sai 98 98 981 98e 1034 103 103...