23 APRIL 1836

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THE fate of the Irish Corporation Bill can no longer be con- sidered doubtful. The Peers allowed it to be read a second time on Monday ; but Lord LYNDHURST, who acts as the...

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Elebatrd anti 13ratrettingli in 13adiament.

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I. REFORM OF THE IRISH CORPORATIONS. In the House of Peers, on Monday, Viscount . MELBOURNE moved that the portion of the King's Speech which related to Irish Corpora- tion...

The Courier states, that Prince METTERNICH has made an offi-

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cial communication to the Governments of France and England, that Austria is reducing her army considerably ; and we learn from the same journal, that Silistria is to be...

MENDIZABAL'S triumph in the Spanish Chamber of Procura- dores seems

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to be complete. The paragraph in the adrIress, in- cluding the" vote of confidence," was carried by 97 to 16, and the others by 106 to 10. Thus is disclosed the real strength of...

The news from France this week is very scanty. The

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Chamber of Deputies has been occupied with the discussion of a new Cus- toms Bill. A small reduction of the duty on foreign iron and rails will probably be carried; but even...

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THE King gave a grand dinner on Saturday to the Knights Grand Crosses of the Bath. Their Majesties came to town on Tuesday; and the Queen was present at the performance of...

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In the Court of King's Bench, on Saturday, Sir William Follett obtained rules for criminal informations against Mr. Hume, M.P., and Mr. Henry Carpenter, for libels published in...

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The members of the Grand Orange Lodge had a meeting in Dublin on Wednesday week. They debated for two days, and then came to a resolution that the Society should be dissolved,...

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We lately mentioned that a requisition had been presented to Sir James Graham from a portion of his constituents in East Cumberland ; who, indignant at his political apostacy,...

The following is a petition, now in course of signature

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at Hull, praying the House of Lords to pass the Irish Municipal Bill without Injury. It is pithy and forcible, as well as polite ; and may be recom- mended as a model for those...

On Sunday night, as a train of carriages on the

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Railway was approaching Manchester from Liverpool, at the rate of thirty miles an hour, between Winton and Chat-moss, an axis of the first carriage suddenly snapped asunder. The...

At the Taunton Assizes, a few days ago, a countryman

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was put into the witness-box to give a prisoner the benefit of his evidence as to cha- racter. On being asked by the counsel, whether he ever knew any harm of the prisoner at...


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A meeting of the Synod of Glasgow and Ayr was held in the Tron Church, Glasgow, on Tuesday week : in which an overture from the Presbytery of Paisley on the subject of lay...

The new Islington market was opened on Monday. According to

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one acconnt, the number of cattle and sheep that were sold surpassed expectation ; but a writer in the Times asserts that the affair was a miser- able failure ; and gives the...

At the Marlborough Street Office, on Saturday, Mr. Absolon, the

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tailor in Bond Street, on whose premises the late. destructive fire in that street and Burlington Arcade commenced, was examined on sus- picion of having set fire to his own...

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The only points worth notice in the proceedings before the

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Dublin Election Committee this week, are two decisions,—the first allowing the votes of certain Stamp-Distributors, which was favourable to the petitioners ; the second,...

Lord Lyndhurst has commenced a series of political dinners. Amongst

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the distinguished guests this week was George Frederick Young, Esq., M. P., the active Member of the Dublin Election Com- mittee.—Morning Chronicle. [Mr. Young has earned the...


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SATURDAY NIGHT. The Continental new , papers which were received this morning aro very barren of news. '1'lle French Chamber of Deputies decided, on Wednesday, against redut...

A packet-ship from New York brines intelligence of the proroga-

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tion of the Parliament of Lower Canada, on time 21st of AIarch. The Earl of (4oseottn, in his closing speech, makes no attempt to conceal his mortification at the result of the...

Lord Melbourne, as locum towns for the Bishop of Durham,

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has conferred the living of Wooler, in that diocese, upon the Honourable John Grey, fifth son of Earl Grey. i'Ve gather from an article in the Courier of yesterday evening, that...

We learn from the Courier, that after Mr. Ilaitev's resolutions

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had been negatived, a discussion took place in the Lobby, this morning, among the Minority, as to whether " the previous question," according to the wish of Sir Boma Pees, or...

The pressure of Political and other tempor.try matters this week,

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obliges us to limit oar notices of New Books, and omit those of Fine Arts and the Theatres. As for Letters to the Editor, the writers would very much oblige us by stall) inE...

General Evans has addressed a long letter to his constituents,

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the electors of Westminster ; commencing with thanks for their continued forbearance in permitting his absence from Parliament ; reminding them that he is struggling in behalf...

No appointment to the vacant Itlastership in Chancery has yet

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been announced ; but we gather from articles in the Morning Chronicle and the Courier, that it is intended to transplant one of the Judges in the Bankruptcy Court—whose...

The first edition of last week's Spectator had been published

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but a few hours, when we received a letter in the same handwriting as that sent to us with Mr. Nuft TM:CS signature, to the effect, that the writer was going out of town, but...


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Since EXCRANGZ, FRIDAY A FTERICOOX. On Monday morning, some sales were effected in Consols, traceable, it seems, to some foolish notion of a change in the Ministry ; but the...

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TO '11110 sairrott or THE SPECTATOR. Gilt Ain 1°3C. STR-1 have, at various times within the last three or four years, addressed letters to you on the subject of necessary' and...

Topics OF TH DAY.

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TIIE LORDS ANI) TILE COMMONS : TILE CENTRAL AND LOCAL SYSTEMS. Timis.;; can be no ditibt that the Peers, led by Lord LYNontntsT, will adopt Lord Fit vNCIS EGERTON'S plan of...

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THE report of Lord HILL'S resignation has not been confirmed. The Tory Lord still rules at the Horse Guards, by the good plea- sure of the KING, nominally with the approbation,...

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SIR ROBERT PEEL justified his vote for the destruction of the Irish Corporations by the disclosures made in the Report of the Commissioners. He could not deny that evidence had...


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LORD COTTENHAM has postponed the introduction of his bill for reforming the appellate jurisdiction of the House of Lords. Can it be that the notice which the press has recently...

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RAILWAYS are not of so modern an origin as is generally supposed. So early as the year 1676, as we find from the Life of Lord Keeper NORTH, railways were used in the Northern...

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AT last we have had an opportunity of examining the four designs, which have obtained the premiums. If there be ground to question the discretion of the Commissioners in...

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THE fifth concert was on 'Monday : in consequence of _the musical demands on our space this week, we can only notice it briefly. Among the most striking choral pieces, was...


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Norma has been revived at the King's Theatre. It was an opera origi- nally written by BELLINI for PASTA, and was produced here during her last visit. Our opinion of its merits...


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True representation of the first performance fully confirmed the jus- tice of those remarks which we offered last week as to the foolish and indiscriminate admission of singers...

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CARLOTTA GRIST is captivating the lovers of dancing by her extraor- dinary and delightful performances. She quite consoles us for the ab- sence of 'faot.ioNr. Gam displays equal...

The Duke of Sutherland, before his departure from Paris, made

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extensive purchases of pictures and articles of vertu to adorn his noble mansion in the Green Park. Among the marchandes of curiosities in the French capital, his Grace is said...


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As there is much to be thankful for in these two volumes, it may be well to note the faults at once. The style of the author is sometimes rather inflated; his descriptions are...


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TRAVEL!, Sketches of Germany and the Germans, with a Glance at Poland, Hungary, and Ss itzerlaud. in 1834, 1835, ani 1836. By au Englitilimin Resident in Germany. In 2 vats...

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C II. THESE Letters, the author tells us at the commencement, arc the fragments of a larger work, which was intended "to trace and to expose the faults and fallacies of every...