25 MAY 1850

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• The modest mien assumed by Ministers in proposing their

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plan of University reform, has not disarmed the fears or prejudices of the learned bodies. In formally announcing the intended issue of the Commission, Lord John Russell ....


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GREECE, coerced by England, and the angers of France thereat, lave filled the journals and the public mind for the week. The pass of wrifing, and printing devoted to this joint...

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It is quite plain that Oxford and Cambridge use the

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words " progress," " natural." "..bstructien," &R., in a sense different from the official and popular use : they suppose themselves to be a sort of " fast!' corporatiOn,...

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PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OF THE WEEK. House op COMMoss. Thursday, May 29. Greek Controversy ; Ruphzre with France; Ministerial Explanations—Committee of Supply—Chicory and other...

.The AfFreedee contumacy on the Indian border explains in part

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the impossibility of reducing our military expenditure in India; while the provoking cause of the rebellion, an exorbitant increase in the price of salt,—salt being a...

Of Continental news, the French is alone in possessing much

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present interest. While the country still heaves to the oscilla- tions of parties gathering strength for the struggle, the Assembly has been the scene of a new and stirring...

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A deputation from the " London Committee appointed to promote the Amendment of the Law of Debtor and Creditor," and from the Chamber of Commerce, the Guardian Society, and...

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THE ceremony of churching the Queen was performed on Monday morn- ing, in the private chapel at Buckingham Palace. Several royal and other distinguished visiters called early...

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eht Vrinliutto.

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An official correspondence on the intention of Ministers to issue a Royal Commission of inquiry into the state and revenues of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge has...

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fintign an CnIntiat

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rnaeree.—The general discussion on the electoral law in the Assembly was commenced by General Cavaignae : he had voted for the previous question, and new lie would give brief...

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The Queen has appointed Sir John Jervis, Attorney-General, Mr. Samuel Martin, Q.C., Mr. William Henry Walton, Master of the Court of Exchequer, Mr. George William Bramwell,...

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Broca EXCHANGE FRIDAY AFTERNOON. The French Funds have been in a continued state of improvement during the week ; the closing price of the Five per Cents in Paris yesterday...

The leaffing incident of news in the morning prints is

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an attempt to as- sassinate the King - of Prussia. The King and Queen were about to leave Berlin on the 22d instant, for the palace of San Souci, but were detained It'short time...


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A proposition to repeal so much of the 3 and 4 Victoria cap. 17 as im- poses an additional duty of ten per cent on Assessed and Window taxes, was brought forward by Mr....

A royal sign manual warrant has just been issued granting

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a pension of 251. a year to Mrs. Harriet Waghorn, widow of the - late Lieutenant Thomas Waghorn, "in consideration of the eminent services of her late husband."—Globe.

The venerable Duke of Rutland, whose state of health has

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lately occa- sioned much uneasiness to his friends, has arrived in town from Cam- bridgeshire, much recovered. The Reverend Dr. Warneford has given the generous donation of...

The Paris journals contain an improbable report, that Lord Palmerston

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has offered to " compromise " the Greek affair, on this basis- " That the convention of London, concluded between France and England, should be enforced, in place of the one...


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Monday, May 27. Supply: Mr. Hamilton to move an address on the subject of Dish Education. Supply: Report. Court of Chancery (Ireland) Bill : Third reading. Elections (Ireland)...

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At the Lyceum and the New Strand, the old fashion

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of making Whitsun- tide a theatrical festival has been revived. At the former, we have one of those pieces called " revues," which are produced M Paris as regularly as...

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Madame Frezzolini, who has appeared this week at Her Majesty's Theatre, is not only a great actress-singer, but her genius has a pecu- liarity which distinguishes her—it is...

At the Adelpbi also, there has been an attempt to

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show the want of connexion between wealth and happiness ; though here the lesson is con, veyed in the farce form. A costermonger, the betrothed of a chimney sweeper's daughter,...

At the New Strand, the Whitsuntide novelty is by ce

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Mr. Tom Taylor and is entitled The Philosopher's S i tone. It is a happy instance of the ;dent already exhibited in Diogenes, of seizing on a traditional idea, and so turn- ing...

The Plulharmonic concert of Monday last was, in various respects,

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one of the most interesting we have ever listened to. The attractive charac- ter of the programme was evinced by the extraordinary demand for ad- missions. The room, at these...

With here and there a propensity to caricature, and with

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usual dilet- tante want of strength, the Rent Day of Mr. Jerrold and the Poor Gentle- man of Colman were respectably acted at the St. James's on Saturday last, by the "Amateur...

At Covent Garden, on Thursday, Grisi's performance of Alice, in

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Ro- berto a Diavolo, could not have disappointed those who had considered the nature of the character and the qualities of the performer. Grisi cannot do anything positively ill...

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BRITISH INDIA: THE "BLACK ACTS." THXELE is a romantic interest about tales of fighting and hair- breadth escapes in unsettled countries, of which commercial statis- tics and...


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D'Arannsur allegorized the healing art, by likening a physician to a blind man armed with a. club, and intent upon quelling a fray between Nature and Disease : the blind man...

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Pars/mem is best shown in extremes, but we are amazed at the severity of our own principle when we find ourselves defending the Agapemone !—that the austerity of consistency...


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OF late years considerable improvements have been made in Hyde Park. New paths have been formed, more coaveuient ancl di- rect ; the gravel laid down, firmer and yellower, is...

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APPEALS IN ClIA.NCERY. Lontion,;22d May 1850. Sra—The newspaper of this morning. contains a list - Of fifty-one appeals depending before the Lord . Chancellor but does not...


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48, Mortimer Street, Cavendish Square, 21st May 1850. Me. Enrron—I scarcely believe that Mr. Kirkup wrote and authorized the publication of the personal attack that appeared in...

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Beneath the solemn shadow he doth sleep Of his own

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mountains ! closed the poet's eves To all earth's beauty—wood, and lake, and skies, And golden mists that up the rallies creep. Sweet Duddon's stream and Rydal's gezasy steep,...


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MR. WELD'S SUMMER RAMBLE. * IN the summer of 1849, the Assistant Secretary of the Hord Society was puzzled how to pass his holydays—lucky fellow! the puzzle with most of us...

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SOUTHEY'S LIFE AND CORRESPONDENCE. * Trris fourth volume extends from 1813,

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when Southey was in his thirty-ninth year, to 1819, his forty-sixth. It has less of biogra- hical variety and fulness than the previous volumes, and is per- ha ps slightly...

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ANNB DIrs-Ax.x. •

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This fiction is very superior to the generality of novels, both in . matter and execution. In one or two points- of detail the writer has fallen into mistaken views, of art, but...

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GOODSIR'S ARCTIC TOYAGE. • Tiers volume originated in fraternal feeling. A

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brother of Mr. Goodsir was in Sir John Franklin ' s expedition, and as the uncer- taintyabout its fate rose into fear, Mr. Goodsir and his family na- turall y became anxious....

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ACJIMENY EXHIBITION : STORY PICTURES. Tax subject of Mr. Solomon's picture is of a kind unsuited to any but a trifle or a caricature ; and the proposition which it involves is...


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The Shoe and the Canoe ; or Pictures of Travel in the Canadas, illus- trative of their Scenery and of Colonial Life, &c. With numerous Plates and Maps. By John J. Bigsby, M.D....

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On the 15th May, at Goldington Hall, Bedfordshire, the Lady of William K. untie, Esq., of a son. On the 18th, at Totes Court, Kent, the Wife of Hughes F. Ingram, Esq., of a son...


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Wes-OFFICD, May 17.-5th Begt. of Drag. Guards-R. T. Cadman, Gent. to be Gimlet, by purchase, vice Helfoni, promoted. 10th Light Drags.-J. E. Severn, Gent. to be Comet, by...


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Results of the Registrar-General's return of mortality in the Metropolis for the week ending on Saturday last : the first column of figures gives the aggregate number of deaths...

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SHARES. (Last Official Quotation during the RAILWAYS— Caledonian Edinburgh and Glasgow Eastern Counties Great Northern Great North of England Great South. and West. Ireland...


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Taeaday, May 21. Emir:magnum DISSOLVED.—J. and T. Parkinson, Bacup, Lancashire, sizers—Bar- raclough and Parkin, Rotherham, steel-rollers—Leigh and Johnson, Manchester, auc-...