27 APRIL 1850

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1. SURPRISE for the public and the House of Commons seems to have been prepared in anticipation of Mr. Heywood's motion for 'the appointment of a Royal Commission to inquire...

The death of a poet creates an official vacancy—the Laureate

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Wordsworth has departed. It is an historical fact, but not more ; for he had lon g been withdrawn from the world of active life, and even his pen had for g otten its function....

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PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OF THE WEEK. Horse or Logos. Monday, April 22. Australian Constitution Bill; Question by Lord Monteagle—Importation of Foreign Cattle; Select Committee...

Of foreign news there is scarcely any. The Pope had

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returned to Rome so often, that his actual arrival creates as little sensation as that of the " wolf. " The Erfurt Parliament sticks to its task of p assing liberal laws, as if...

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An Account of the Income and Expenditure of the British Museum, &c. (Sir Ro- bert Peel.) For the year ending Lady-day 1851, (the financial year hitherto has been from Christmas...

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SOME anxiety, mingled with ,pleasant anticipation, was created on Monday evening by the report that the Great Officers of State, always summoned to be near the Queen at her...

At a meeting of the Common - Council, on Thursday, wereread the

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_re- signations by Mr. Bullock, now Common Sergeant, of the offices of Judge of the Sheriff's Court, Commissioner of -the Central 'Criminal Court, and Judge .of the City &mall...

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The Parliamentary representation of Lymington is vacant ; theiro- nourable Colonel Keppell has accepted the Chiltern Hundreds. Mr. IL J. Hutchens, described by the Globe as "a...

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FRANCE.—The Ministry, or at least the Minister of the Interior, M. Baroche, sustained a marked defeat in the Assembly on Saturday. On that day was discussed the question...

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The Lord Chancellor continues to improve in health. His Lordship is now strong enough to hear counsel at his house, in Park Lane, on such matters as are represented to be of...

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SATURDA.Y. Much time was occupied in the House of Commons last night by Mr. Disraeli and Lord John Russell in vivacious criticism and counter-cri- ticism of party tactics on...

All the four vessels of the Government expedition to search

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for Sir John Franklin meet at Greenhithe today ; to start for their Arctic voy- age at the beginning of next week. We are enabled to state that the devoted Lady Franklin has...

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Letters from Gotha, confirmed by letters from Erfurt, state that

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a con- grese the Thuringian Princes, including our Prince Consort and the Ring of Prussia, will assemble at Gotha in June, summoned by the Duke of Cobourg Gotha. In the French...

Thirty-five new general orders have been issued by the Lord

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Chan- Cellar, under the signatures of himself, the Master of the Rolls, and the three Vice-Chancellors, for simplifying the practice of Chancery Courts, and facilitating the...

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Perhaps the most valuable of all Mr. Lumley's recent importations - is the young tenor from Naples-Signor Hamar& Not having had an op- portunity of witnessing leis-debut on...

We regret to learn that the Duke of Rutland lies

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seriously unwell in Cambridgeshire. Her Majesty's physician has been sent for to attend upon his Grace.-Leicester Chronicle.

The Water Colour Society opened its rooms today to private

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view, with a collection as brilliant as ever. Many of the standing favourites are in excellent case-but a picture by Lewis attracts unusual attention. The room was as crowded as...


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Monday, April 29. Ecclesiastical Commission Bill : Second reading. Parliamentary Voters, he. (Ireland) Bill : Amended. Convict Prisons Bill : Second reading. Savings-banks:...


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STOCK EXCHANGE, FRIDAY AFTERNOON. The variation in the price of Consols has not exceeded 1 per cent ; the ex- treme quotations having been 951 and 964. The closing puce this...

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The Haymarket arrangements have- been) suddenly changed by the in-

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disposition of Mn hiaeready e who will not appoartill. October, but will remain quiet under the injunctione. of. Dr,. Elliotson, as expressed in.the medical certificate...

According to official' announcement, Drury Lane was to have closed

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on Wednesday week, when a "complimentary benefit" was given to Mr. Anderson. Hoivever, no-clbsing has taken place ; the billeof the day are published as usual, and mamma...

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Sre—Will you allow me to remark upon the exceeding unfairness of Lord Arundel and Surrey's inclusion of the little book entitled Reverberations in his index expurgatorius of...


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Hampstead, 2r/ efpri/ 1850. Sin—Every one who has thought at all err the subject must admit the im- portance of removing labour of every kind to the field where it is most in...

.LaBelle Mere et le GendOe--another of M. Samson's productions, already

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known to the English publie thronglr the vereion ire Wife's Mother ---has-been played at the St James's; giving additional proof of the au- thor's cultivated talent and...

Zora, produced at the Covent Garden Opera on Saturday and

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repeated on Tuesday, is a grand display of gorgeous spectacle and imposing har- monies, choral and orchestral. On the eye and the ear it makes a strong impression ; but it...

The Philharmonic concert of Monday last brought fbrward our Eng-

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lish musicians- to great advantage. Of the two symphonies, one was by Mr. Potter ; and it did great honour to his talents. Without being very original, it had. many happy. ideas...

Aguilar, a. young composer and pianist of great merit, gave

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a con- certat the Hanover Square Rooms on Wednesday evening. He has been a pupil' of Mendelssohn, and has produced:several orchestral works which have attracted much attention...

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THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SALARIES. LORD Imo; Russzia, has appointed his Select Committee on Public Salaries ; and we should expect some tangible fruits from the in- vestigation,...

PARLIAMENT NOT GOING MAD LUCKILY for Ministers and Members, the

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public at large does not look much into division-lists, or said public would be very indig- nantly mystified just now at the crossing of convictions and votes. It would beet...


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"IT looks like business" when a measure reaches you in the di- gested form of a bill ; and yet the sight of the Metropolitan inter- ments Bill occasions rather a serious...

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WONDER is among the most powerful of the " organs " allotted to us by the science of phrenology ; we delight to be amazed and baffled. We are never content unless we have...


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Tin Pope has returned to Rome, but the Papacy is not reinstated. The past cannot be recalled. When Pius the Ninth abandoned the territorial seat of the Papal power, he...

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Foams of government do not call urgently for reform provided they are reductive of good works ; but if theory and practice are alike bad, there can be no hesitation in...

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SYDNEY faILTH'S ELEMENTARY SKETCHES OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY. * 11 the years 1804,1$05, and 1806, the late Sydney Smith delivered a series of lectures on metaphysics or moral...

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TOWNSEND'S MODERN STATE TRIALS. * " TILE present edition of Modern

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State Trials is meant to include those of the most general interest and importance that have occur- red during the last thirty years ": in the case of Lord Cochrane, for the...

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PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE. * Tnis novel possesses some freshness by

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being sui generis. How- ever inartificial in other respects, most fictions make their story a prominent subject. It may be, indeed, that the story is not the source of interest...

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Boom. 17re _Expedition for the Survey of the _Rivers Euphrates and Tigris, carried on by order of the British Government, in the years 1835, 1836, and 1837; preceded by ,...

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NATIONAL INSTITUTION. Raisiovan from Hyde ParkCorner to Northern Regent - Street, the "Free Exhibition of Modern Art" becomes the "National Institution," admis- sion one...


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By engraving, the 'English public is tolerably familiar with the "Cthris- tus Consolator," to which Ary Schefferts new picture is to be a compan- ion, in size as it is in...


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The smalrbut choicely-furnished gallery of the New Society of Painters in Water Colours displays a more excellent collection this year than it has ever shown. Not that...


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A picture painted by Turner thirty years ago is a sight worth seeing, and comes with the effect of novelty to those who are familiar only -with his.recent extravagancies. The...


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On the 15th April, at Cyfarthfa Castle, Gbunorganshire, the Wife of Helesitt Thompson Crenshaw, Esq., of a daughter. On the 18th, at Shillinglee Park, Sussex, the Countess of...

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Tuesday, April 23. RtarsEresares DISSOLVF.D.—Smith and Walthew, Manchester, drysalters—Fincham and Jamieson, Oldham, en g ineers—Powell and Gardiner, Hounslow,...


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Omen OP ORDNANCE, April 22.—Royal Be g t. of Artillery—Ser g t.-Major T. Has- sell to be Quartermaster, vice Porter, retired. Corps of Royal En g ineers—First Lieut. C. J....


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BRITISH FUND 8. (Closing Prices.) Saturd Monday. Tuesday. IVednes. Thurs. Preilay. 3 per Cent Consols Ditto for Account 3 per Cents Reduced 31 per Cents Long Annuities Bank...