24 AUGUST 1844

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THE talk of Europe for the day is the Prince DE JOINVILLE'S bom- bardment of Tangier. The reasons for it are as much canvassed as ever ; the Prince's skill more so ; while the...

of being too much at their service, and have now

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openly appro- priated it. The Repealers, with the sanction, it is alleged, of Father MATHEW, are to take "the pledge" against drinking spi- rituous liquors — until the Repeal of...

Portugal—" has had another revolution ?"—Not yet ; but is

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undergoing the vast change of witnessing no change for several months. On the contrary, the Liberal Minister strengthens his position and grows more and more despotic every...

Another awful quarrel has agitated Paris—a collision between the Government

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and a school—the Ecole Polytechnique. Through some inopportune mischance, the Government could not appoint one of the examiners for the annual examination in the regular way ;...

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Vac Tout.

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THE calm of a propitious convalescence still pervades Windsor Castle. The Queen and her little Prince are going on so well, that Dr. Locock was released on Tuesday, not only...

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The Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol began his triennial visitation, at Newnham, on Tuesday ; when there was a numerous attendance of clergy belonging to the district. The...

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The Committee of Aldermen assembled again on Saturday to consider the proposed steam-boat regulations. Some more objections were of- ferred ; and the Committee proceeded to make...

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The meeting of the Irish Agricultural Society, in Dublin on Wednesday and Thursday last week, supplies some notabilia besides the exhibition of the stock. At the Council dinner,...

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An important step has been made to promote agricultural education in Scotland. Daring the late agricultural meeting in Glasgow, a number of gentlemen favourable to the...

fforeigni an (Colonial.

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MOROCCO AND Anozara.—The bombardment of Tangier is still the great topic of news from North-western Africa ; and materials have been received for a faller and somewhat more...

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The Globe vatieinates touching the future movements of Royalty. The Queen is to set out for Ireland during the first week in October. If the appeal go against Mr. O'Connell and...

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In a second edition, the Morning Herald gives the following

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intelli- gence as received by the French Government yesterday- "' Alexandria, 7th August.—The Viceroy has abandoned his previous reso- lution to abdicate, nor will he persist...


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SATURDAY NIGHT. There is little to be called news today, but a good deal of gossip, which is by no means without interest. Much of this is supplied by the French papers and...

The Herald this morning copies from last night's Standard the

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criti- cism on the letters from Tangier published by the Times, with further strictures. It seems that the editor of the Tintes has sent the original manuscripts to the Herald;...

Several of the Irish Repeal papers are gloating over the

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French triumphs in Africa, and looking forward to similar attacks upon the United Kingdom. The Newry Examiner, for instance, asks why Irish- men should fight to aggrandize...

The Madrid advices of the 16th also furnish some scraps

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of report from Morocco. The Emperor had acceded to the ultimatum of Spain ; merely declining to deliver up the Pacha who had caused a Spanish Vice-Consul to be assassinated, but...


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AnatveD—At Grayesend, 20th Aug. Asia, Patterson. from Launceston; and 21st, Regulus, Hunter, from Port Phillip; and Mark Palmer, Spence, from Bombay. At Falmouth, 16th,...

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The foundation-stone of the monument at Edinburgh to the "Scottish

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Political Martyrs" of 1793 - 4 was laid, in the old Calton burying- ground, on Wednesday, by Mr. Hume, M.P.; who officiated on the oc- casion both as mason and as clergyman! The...

In the Civil Tribunal of the Seine, on Wednesday last,

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Marie Tag- lioni, the celebrated opera-dancer, sought for a divorce d mensii et ,thoro ; on the plea that her husband, M. Gilbert des Voisins, had re- fused to admit her to his...


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TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR. Woburn Square, 20th August 1844. SIR —I spent the school-day years of my life in New South Wales, at Syd- ney; and among my schoolfellows, and...

A long letter appears in the Times this morning, signed

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" Arthur Tidman and J. J. Freeman, Secretaries of the London Missionary So- ciety," in reply to the letter by Mr. Walter Brodie which was noticed in our last Postscript, and...

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STOCK EXCHANGE, FRIDAY ArrErewoox• The depression of the French Funds in the early part of the week caused a corresponding movement in our own, and the prices of the Government...

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W INOmmir sees =a 'batfle. 'The common soldier fires away amidst a smoke-mist, or hurries on to the charge in a crowd whieh hides everything from him. The officer is too anxious...


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Tire Game-laws were a favourite topic with Refbrmers until Re- formers got the power ofreforming. Little was heard of the Game- laws while they were in power, nor indeed for...

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Commissioners of Revenue Inquiry is calculated to strengthen some of the worst suspicions as to the general cor- ruption of the Customs department, and also to suggest the...


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SPORTING Senators are not, it is to be feared, exactly the class of men to find "sermons in stones," otherwise there are good morals for them to be found in shooting ; and the...

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THE triangular summit of the portico of the Parthenon was .adorned with the effigies of the gods of Greece ; the triangular . summit of the portico of the New Exchange is...


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Tara.season closed on Tuesday, with a measure - heaped up and running over of • pieces, " out - Lumleying Lumley," as one may say ; for the list of performances was even more...


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iNorEsstorter. criticism is apt to be tainted by a lurking feeling of -4 ‘ I could do better than that." Hence, critiques of paintings by 'brother artists are seldom quite fair,...

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fsSITUATOR'S 11.13.11,05.

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HINTORY. Persecutions orPopery : iee Nar r i ee tit ihermaskyemarkable Persecutions occasioned:lay the Intolerance of the Olson& of Rome. Vsedecielilloberl. two volumes •...

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Tins is a better book than its strangely affected title might in- duce one to suppose. Graphic in delineation, animated in style, frank in manner, and artistical in the choice...

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MISS BARRETT is of the school to which Mr. COVENTRY PATMORR belongs, but with a happier choice in the selection of her subjects, more of skill in the use of her materials, a...

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THIS able work, with some others of a quality adapted to keeping, was put aside during the pressure of the Parliamentary season.- We take the first opportunity to recur to it....

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27te Old Manor Farm. Sung by Mr. C. HORN junior,

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at the Theatre Royal Southampton. The Music composed by PHILIP KLITZ. This song is imbued with pastoral feelings, and images natural enough at all times ; but so amply treated...

"You told me that you loved me." Ballad, sung by

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Miss Recnar. BLARE; written by EGBERT MOXHAM ; composed by ANNE BLAKE. A tale of false love, set, as a ballad should be, to a tune of the utmost simplicity in its progressions...

Reminiscences of Burns. Fantasia for the Pianoforte, composed in honour

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of the Burns Festival on the banks of the Doon, and inscribed to the Sons of the Poet. By RICARDO LINTER. An introduction and pot -pourri of airs, varied with a moderate degree...

The Mother's Lament." Song, the Words by BURNS; the Music

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by HENRY JOHN HATCRAFT. The words of this song are well set as it respects the prosody, which is favourable to the delivery of the singer. So exquisite and passionate a lyric,...


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TO TILE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR. Gloucester, 22d August 1844. SIR—Your journal has long been so distinguished by the ability and gene- rally impartial judgment which...

"The Bonnie Blue E'en." Song, the Words by BURNS ; composed

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by HENRY JOHN HATCRAPT. Simplicity and good taste characterize this effort. In this shape the song is likely to be well received ; especial care being taken to detract in no...


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PROGRESS OF HOUSE-BUILDING. THOUGH the progress of taste in building is far from being commen- surate with the spread of bricks and mortar in and around the Metropolis, there...

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WAR-orrice. Aug. 19.-17th Light Drags.—Lieut. J. E. Fleeming, from the 37th Foot to be Lieut. vice Hobson, who exchanges. 1st Foot Guards—Ensign and Lieut. S. Graham to be...


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BIRTHS. On the 9th August. at Naples, the Lady WALPOLE. of a daughter.1 On the 12th August, at Hawarden Rectory, the Hon. Mrs. Gtrivwx, of a daughter. An the 15th, at East...

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Tuesday, Aug. 20. PARTNERSHIPS D155OLVED. Gower and Johnson. Alcester, mercers-Clowes and Sleigh, Wolverhampton, print- ers-Atkinson and Co. Huddersfield, linendrapers -Crosse...


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