27 JULY 1839

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AT last our "practical legislation" men in Parliament have the felicity of devoting their collective wisdom to measures eminently practical. The country gentlemen are not...

The most important foreign intelligence of the week comes from

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Syria. The Turks have been utterly defeated by the Egyptians in a great battle, fought on the 25th of .June, at Nezib, near Aleppo. It is said that upwards of 4,000 Turks were...

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By the arrival of the Liverpool steamer from New York,

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in thirteen days, American newspapers have been received to the 7th instant. The- are generally barren of interest. Mr. WEBSTER has resigned his pretensions to the Presidential...

The announcement copied into this journal last week from the

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Morning Chronicle, that letters had been received from Colonel &EH. " dated from Erzeroom, confirming the account of the fill]. of Candahar to the Anglo-Indian army," is...

The week's French and Spanish news is utterly devoid of

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King ERNEST of 'Hanover is involved in a fresh quarrel

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with his subjects. The Magistracy of Hanover petitioned the Germanic Diet to protect their laws and liberties against the arbitrary pro- ceedings of the King, and to restore the...

Dthatts anb Vroccebinns ilt Varliament.

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BIRMINGHAM RIOTS: STATE OF THE COUNTRY. In the House of Lords, on Monday, the Duke of WELLINGTON de- fended himself from the charge of exaggerating the injury done to the town...

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'Clic _Metropolis.

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The Chartist Delegates agreed, on Wednesday, to appoint a Commit. tee to "collect materials" which would enable the Convention to decide on the propriety of proclaiming a "...

The proprietors of Drury Lane Theatre assembled on Wednesday, in

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the Saloon ; the Earl of Glengall in the chair. The exhibition of the state of the finances was a woful affair. It appeared that though Mr. Bunn had taken the Theatre at a rent...

Tbe Tooth

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Tan Queen has suffered slightly from a cold. Sir Janice Clark la been in attendance upon her Majesty. On Tuesday evening, the Queen went to the Italian Opera ; attendel by the...

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There have been no fresh disturbances of any cone. quence

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in Bir- mingham. The Military are on the alert, and a tel of Police has been received front London. Every day. however. pro- duces alarming reports, with NV hi VII the...

At the York Assizes, Mr. Feargus O'Connor was tried on

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a criminal information for publishing in the Northern Star the following libel on the Guardians of the Poor-law Union at Warminster in Wiltshire- " Warminster Bastile. A little...

gbe Vrobintrs. The polling at Totnes commenced on Wednesday ; and

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it will be seen that the contest was remarkably close. The numbers were— AT NINE O'CLOCK. 37 1 Blount AT IIALF-PAST NINE. 47 1 Blount AT TEN O'CLOCK. 72 I Blimut AT...

A Catholic church has been opened at Everingham, in a

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style of splendour unequalled in England. The building cost 30,000/. ; and the procession of bishops and clergy, with the Pope's banners and the host elevated, was more splendid...

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Mr. Paulton has been lecturing on the Corn-laws in Edinburgh,

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to numerous audiences. At the close of his last lecture, Mr. Cairns pro. posed a vote of thanks to Mr. Poulton ; which was, apparently, carried unanimously ; and Mr. Paulton was...


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The Chartists of Edinburgh assembled on the Calton Hill on Monde / night; but the Edinburgh Observer says that the assembly was not nn, merous- o The object was to address her...

In Sutherland, the moors were never in finer condition for

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the sports- man than they are at present. The birds are fully stronger than they were at the end of August last year, and coveys of eight and ten are very common. In some parts...


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The Duke of Buceleuch and his family have returned to England The Duke took his seat in the House of Lords on Thursday, and voted with Lord Lyndhurst on the Irish Corporation...

Charles Wakeley, a farm-labourer, at Ilebden, near Hook in Somer-

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setshire, has been committed for trial on a charge of murdering Eliza Payne, a girl of fifteen, who resisted his attempt at violation. Four prisoners, convicted, one of highway...

A very heavy rain has flooded various parts of the

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country, and con- siderable damage has been clone. The grain crops, however, have not yet experienced any serious injury. Four or five weeks of dry warm weather would insure at...

There is something in friendly old associations which renders de-

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lightful every thing connected with them. Sir William Ingilby is in the full enjoyment of good health: he oft speaks of Lincolnshire with tine sincerest regard. Orders have been...


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One of the largest and most respectable meetings ever seen in Dublin, was held on Wednesday week, to establish an Association for the Pro- motion of Emigration to South...

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During the last week, the East India Company have embarked

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front Brompton Barracks upwards of three hundred of their 'troops for the East Indies, and it is expected that five hundred more will embark be- fore the end of August. The...

The " General Convention of the Industrious Classes" have pub-

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lished an address to the " Middle Classes," which contains some whole- some truths, albeit unpalatable to the privileged portion of the people. As a specimen of the style of...

Quarterly average of the weekly liabilities and assets of the

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Bank of England, front 30th April to 23d July— LIABILITIES. ASSETS. Circulation £18,049,000 Securities £24,905,000 Deposits 7,955,000 Bullion 3,785,000 £26,004,000...


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The debates in both Houses of Parliament last night exhibited un- usual ability ; but our space and time forbid more than a very slight 'and cursory indication. In the House of...

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THE closing of Covent Garden for the season, and the terminations! a management that raised it to a pitch of prosperity and splendse rivalling its most palmy state in the days...


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STOCK EXCHANGE, FRIDAY AFTERNODIY. The exchanges still continue depressed, notwithstanding the great exertions that have recently been made to support them ; the rates of...


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To 'nix Enrron 01' TILE SPECTATOR. 5. Adam Street, Adelphi, 19th July 1839. Sin—In yourpaper of the 13th instant, I am charged with having quoted several passages from a work...

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THE ballet provision of our Italian stage, ceanty enough during the earlier part of the season, is now reinforced by the production of another new " ballet d'action," in which...

The English Opera-house is a fit emblem of the English

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opera— a thing of all sorts of haps, fortunes, and fates; depending upon a lucky chance, or the temporary popularity of a singer or two for success ; fre- quently renouncing its...

The Haymarket has this week produced two of those entertaining

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pieces of the kind that snits both the talent of the company and the taste of the audience, and to which this little theatre owes its popu- larity with the laughter-lovers : the...

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THE PRESENT SOCIAL DISTRACTIONS. Ix considering the extraordinary multiplicity and consequent con- fusion of interests obtaining at the present day in our highly com- plicated...

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TlIE current number of the Quorterly Review has an elaborate paper on Russia, Persia, and India ; distinguished by a tone of friendliness to the Government and its agents, and...


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PORTUGAL, we believe, is not a dependency of Great Britain. We are under a strong impression that there exists in Portugal, at the present time, a Government de facto and de...

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Many of the Reform Peers have become most remiss in

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their at- tendance in the House of Lords ; and among the absentees are to be reckoned Peers who, when Members of the House of Commons, were distinguished by the zealous...

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MR. MURRAY SCI off for America in 1834, apparently on business connected with some estates in Virginia ; but stumbled at starting. The vessel sprung it leak in a storm ; and,...


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VOYAOFF ANI1 Trm eh: in North America during the 'Years 1E134, 1835, and I936; including a Sam- nor Resitlatee with the Pawnee Tribo of Indians. iu the remote Prairies of the...

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QUITTING tales and sketches , the Old Sailor has ventured on a re- gular three-volume fiction, but without the art necessary to con- struct its story or the knowledge of life to...

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Tim second volume of this racy and original work contains the Songsters ; so classed from their anatomical structure. The mun- ber of species described is fifty, arranged into...

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THE WELLINGTON AND NELSON TESTIMONIALS. THE Wellington Testimonial Committee have confirmed the resolu- tion, smuggled through a packed meeting, by which Mr. MATTHEW COTES...


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BOOKS. Travels in IVestern India ; embracing a Visit to the Sacred Mounts of the .rains, and the most celebrated Shrines of Hindu Faiths between Rajpootana and the Indus : with...

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MR. Humes motion that the House of Commons do enforce its order for certain returns of the receipts and expenditure of the Royal Aca- demy, became a " diopped notice " by the...


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Jourx MARTIN has just finished a picture of the Coronation, which e ff ectively very represents the gorgeous coup-ineil in the Abbey, idler his peculiar manner. Ile lies...