27 AUGUST 1831

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THE Reform question still "like a wounded snake drags its slow length along." Even its enemies seem at length to have tired of it. They speak, but they are too lazy to vote...

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A fortnight ago, we ventured an opinion that there would

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be no war, notwithstanding the feigned fears and secret wishes of the Anti-Reformers, who saw in the shock of nations a temporary re- lief from the worse shock of tumbling...

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and assistants, at the approaching coronation, they are to have

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seats in the Abbey during the ceremony. The presence of the Masters of the twelve Companies, who at the coronation of George the Fourth accompa- nied the Lord Mayor and...

The crisis of Poland is, by universal consent, near at

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hand. The Russians on the right and on the left are slowly and surely ap- proaching the capital. A general action cannot be long delayed ; and indeed the intelligence of the...

The Austrian capital is in a state of great alarm

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on account of the cholera, and the nobles and wealthy inhabitants are rapidly quitting it. The disease is now within a few miles. The people of Europe must rise ell masse and...

We mentioned last week that the retreat of the Dutch

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troops commenced on the 14th. On the 15th, the head-quarters of the Prince of ORANGE was at Thienen ; on the 17th, at St. Trond ; on the 19th, at Hassell. As there was a chance,...

Tar KING AND IIIS COUILT.—The Chapter of the Garter, held

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at Windsor Castle on Saturday last, was one of investiture only ; the Prince of Saxe Meiningen received the order last year. There was a state dinner, which was attended by...

DUBLIN ELECTION.—This election commenced on Thursday the 18th.. The candidates

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were, on the Anti-Reform interest, Mr. Recorder Shaw and Lord Ingestrie, and on the Reform side Mr. Latouche and Sergeant O'Loughlen. There was an attempt made in the House of...

The people of Konigsburg have addressed a - remonstrance to their

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master which gives a curious picture of the neutrality that Prussia maintains towards Poland. Their subject of complaint is the danger in consequence of their constant...

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TILE COURT or Cuseecr ay.—The Lord Chancellor has been sitting

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during the week from nine to five, and from six to eleven, sometimes twelve. These long hours are devoted by his Lordship to business, with the highly praiseworthy design of...

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THE MURDER AT BHIHIITON..—H0110Way, which seems to be the wretched

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man's real name, has confessed that he murdered his wife, in the house No. II, Donkey Lane. No particulars of the confession are known, farther than the fact that it has been...

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Sims - a !—Threatening letters are again appearing. One was picked up

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at Eastbourne on Sunday morning. The farmers threatened are the two Gorringes and a Mr. Waters, the three principal agriculturists in the place.—Brighton Guardian....

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ACCIDENTS TO MEN AND II0IISES.—A musician of the band of

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the Horse Guards was thrown by his horse on Wednesday afternoon, in the court-yard of St. James's Palace, while on duty. The horse had taken fright, and in plunging, struck the...

Accidents from steam-boats have not been frequent ; this is,

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we be. lieve, the third instance only, since their invention in 1812, in which a fatal wreck has occurred in England. The second was the unfortunate case which happened in the...

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Orange, is supplied by the New York Gazelle of the

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30th July. " Our readers will doubtless recollect, that the palace of the Prince of Orange, at Brussels, was entered at night in the month of September 1829, and robbed of all...

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"1 ne'er could see the very

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box, as accidentally as he had picked it out of his pocket.] Will GORDON growl, and Stara° ar roar; and CHANDOS strut, and MINT I wonder when the CHANCELLOR sits strbbornly till...

a letter to the Queen, the object of which is

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to induce her Ma. with a French Princess is repeated. The military promenade of Mar- A HINT TO 'TILE ANTI - REFORMERS. — A deputation from the sub- shal Gerard will in...

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BIRTHS. On the 22nd inst. at Northfieet, Kent, the Lady of Wittiest WHITEHEAD, Esq Of a daughter. On the 23rd inst. in Cavendish Square, the Countess of Winstow, of a...


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The Rev. W. L. Nichols, M.A. of Queen's College, Oxford, late Curate of Keyn- sham, near Bristol, has been licensed, by the Lord Bishop of Winchester, to the Curacy of...


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Tuesday, August 23. PARTNERSHIPS DISSOLVED. CanwimEn and BUSIIBY, Leeds, dyers-Sroxn and FREEMAN, Great Brook Street, New Road, japanners-W. and R. STOREY. Shaftesbury,...


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WAR-OFFICE, Aug. 23.--6th Regt. of Dragoons : Lieut. F. Wollaston to be Capt. by purchase, vice Berkeley, who retires ; Cornet W. Fitzherbert to be Lieut. by purchase, vice...


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Atm. 27.-On Wednesday last, the Rev. G. Thompson, B.A. of Magdalen Hall, and Head Master of the Collegiate Grammar School, Wells, Somerset, was unani- 3nously appointed to the...


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Arrived. At Gravesend, August 25th, Statira, Scriffin, and Mary, Dobson, from Mauritius. Off Liverpool. August 25th, Livingstone, Pearce, from Bengal. Sailed. From Gravesend,...


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STOCK EXCHANGE, FRIDAY Eel:Autos-Consols closed on Saturday at 81!* to 82; Exchequer Bills is. to Ss. The Exchequer Bills have since risen considerably ; they St-ere as high as...

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DESPATCH IN CHANCERY. WE used to hear a great deal of the dekly of the Court of Chan- cery ; now the complaint is its exceeding haste. Lord BROUGHAM gets on too fast for the...


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THE meeting of Proprietors, which took place on Saturday, de- cided, by 36 to 25, to adjourn sine die the consideration of Mr. PATTISON'S case ; or, in other words, they...


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THERE is a bill at present in the House of Commons on the sub- ject of steam-boats. It proceeds from, and is worthy of, the abso- lute wisdom of the Guildhall ; and may be...


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• PUBLIC FUNDS. Satur. Mon. Tues. Wednes. Thurs. Friday. 823 813 I 82 813 2323 9* 8 93 k 13 993 1003 1994 8* 17 1-16 purl pm 10 13 10 11 82 8233 231 82* * * 901 89} 90...

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WE have had put before us the Fifth Number of a little work under this title : the praiseworthy object of the periodipal is to call the attention of the public to the cruelty...


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MR. Caoxim,when discussing the principle of the Reform13 ill in one of the 119 speeches with which he has favoured the house on that subject, argued that the desire of the...


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IT has always been a custom religiously adhered to at the cere- bration of the provincial Musical Festivals, from the time of HAN-. DEL to the present, to allot one of the three...

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TREATRICAL Gossir.—The note of preparation is already heard at the

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Winter Theatres. The hundreds of Drury have mistaken several of the late thunder-claps for the roar of the Lions. The sweeter notes of Mr. Wools are anticipated with less awe,...


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WE have perused the latter portions of the Autobiography of' LAVALLETTE with much eagerness and delight. The stay is a ro- mantic one, told with great animation. In the various...


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TO THE EDITOR OF TUE SPECTATOR. 17, Hadlow Street, Burton Crescent, 22nd August 1331. r Sin—Will you permit me to correct a mistake of persons into which you have fallen in...


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BIOGRAPHY, The Memoirs of Count Lavallette, by Himself... 2 Vols. PONTItY, A Vision of Hell •••••• BOTANY, Patrick's Indigenous Plants of Lanarkshire ; with I an...

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A Vision of Hell is on the plan of the

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Inferno of the great DANTE. The design, at least, would intimate that the author is not overburdened with timidity : however, we can safely say, that we do'not think the modern...

The popular description of the Indigenous Plants of Lanarkshire, with

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an introduction to the study of Botany, is an elementary work on an excellent plan. If what Mr. PATRICK has done for his own county were done for every county or district in the...

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WE made a pilgrimage to Wahvorth to see the Surry rival of our favou- rite Zoological lounge in the Regent's Park ; and were agreeably sur- prised to find a very picturesque...


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Wit.xix, whose bold and masterly lithographic drawings of Heads we have noticed, has put forth a very finished and elaborate spe- cimen of his skill in the use of the crayon, in...


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BEAUTIES OF THE COURT OF CHARLES THE SECOND. TEE Beauties of LELY and KNELLER are not to our taste. The manner- ism, insipidity, and monotony which pervade them, make it almost...


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THE English artists have been stigmatized as a set of face-painters: it must be confessed they are but indifferent painters of portrait. They are at best clumsy flatterers, now...