27 OCTOBER 1849

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SUBJECTS of some standing continue to engage the attention of the public,—the "Bermondsey tragedy," once more revived by the proceedings at the Central Criminal Court ; the...

The Colonies continue to send their backhanded compliments to Earl

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Grey ; and Earl - Grey is carrying out his crotchets as he can. In Canada, his head man, Lord Elgin, goes skulking about for fear of being mobbed by the people over whom he is...

The events in France are not nearly so interesting as

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certain portents which make people guess at future events, but without supplying any trustworthy clue to their solution. M. Thiers's re- port on the Roman credits has been...

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TEE public was startled yesterday evening by the unusual announcement that Queen Victoria was ill. Such appears to be the fact, though the Illness is not of a kind to create...

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The Committee of Aldermen appointed to make provision for the suit- able reception of the Queen has held daily sittings for the settlement of the order of procession on the...

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Meetings of agricultural societies continue a feature of provincial move- ments; and the discussions at them are various in topic and tone. In the Grantham Agricultural...


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Baron Richards, Mr. Montiford Longfield, and Mr. E. Hargreave, the Commissioners appointed by Royal warrant to carry into execution the pro. visions of the Act for faciliating...

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Fitema.—The debate on the Roman credits was continued through Friday, and brought to a close on Saturday; General Cavaignac, M. Victor Hugo, M. de Montalembert, M. Emmanuel...

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Tuesday's Gazette notifies the appointment, by the Crown, of Edward Berkeley Baron Portman, John Lucius Dampier, Esq., barrister-at-law, and Dominick Daly, Esq., to be...

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SATURDAY. The overland express brings intelligence from Calcutta to the 8th of September, from Madras to the 15th, and from Hongkong to the 29th of August. The regular Bombay...

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For the other great feature of the theatrical week we

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must go North- wards—to Sadler's Wells; where Antony and Cleopatra, a play almost un- known to the stage, has been produced with remarkable splendour. As, in consequence of its...

Paris journals of yesterday announce that BL de Falloux has

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definitively resigned: the Ordre admits the fact, and attributes it to his bad health. Letters from Vienna, of the 21st, transmitted by special express to the Times office,...

The inquiry into Customhouse matters continues to be industriously prosecuted

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by Lord Granville and his coadjutors; but the only glimpse Which at present can be obtained of the results is to be found in certain orders which are occasionally issued by the...


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The remarkable fulness and enthusiastic temper of the Haymarket au- dience on Wednesday last, showed the special importance that is attached to Macready's Lear. It is felt to be...

It may, perhaps, be interesting to know that a Count

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Batthyany, the grand- father of the unfortunate Louis Batthyany, was the man who in that memorable sitting of the Diet at Presbmg in which the Empress Maria Theresa implored the...

By advices from Wellington in New Zealand, to the 14th

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of May, we learn that meetings had been held at all the settlements to protest against the introduction of convicts, and that resolutions to that effect were every- where adopted.

The Manchester Financial and Parliamentary Reform Association opened its season

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in the Free Trade Hall on Thursday, with a crowded meeting. The two Members, Mr. Milner Gibson and Mr. John Bright, attended and made speeches, with Mr. Brotherton, M.P., and...


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STOCK EXCHANGE, FRIDAY Arra-lames. The English Funds were steady till this morning; the fluctuation of Consols not having exceeded e per cent, and the closing quotation of...

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Returning back to the Haymarket to notice a new farce

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by Mr. Shirley Brooks, entitled The Guardian Angel, we are struck by a considerable power in the delineation of character, accompanied by very imperfect notions of construction....


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TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR. The following table represents the extent, receipts, and expenditure of the Forests under the control of Parliament in the year 1848-9....


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Mr. Stammers, the entrepreneur of the "London Wednesday Concerts" at Exeter Hall, has begun a new series of these entertainments. The first took place on Wednesday evening, and...


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TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR. 22d October 1849. SIR—I feel that I have no reason to regret my former letter to you, since it has contributed to call forth the communication...

In selecting Les En/ass de Troupe as a drama for

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the Adolph, where it is acted as The Sons of Mars, great judgment has not been shown. The piece in Paris owed its success to the admirable representation, by Bouffe, of the...

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GROWTH OF THE METROPOLIS. THE Parliamentary Paper No. 614 forcibly calls for reflection on the good and evil likely to ensue from the rapid increase of the capital of the...

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" PROFOUND " as the moral may be that to neglect . duty is s bu- man nature, it is, we imagine, a more useful moral, that if the House of Commons will systematically neglect its...


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Trtorstaft a spirit Of evil Possesses the world, it is undoubtedly feebler than it was before our day ; but all antagonist powers are also feebler. See the state of the...

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SCANDAL is aroused in the usual manner by the applications which overwhelmed the Sheriff for seats to witness the trial of the Mannings ; to which people rushed as to a play....

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MISS PARDOE'S FRANCIS THE FIRST. * THIS work has a critical advantage over the writer's Louis the Four- teenth, in its greater wholeness. The materials have been better digested...


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CRITICISM on the reports of the Morning Chronicle Commission of Inquiry into the state of the Industrial Poor would be alto- gether premature—conclusions upon the scanty data...

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HERMAN MELVILLE'S REDBURN.* MR. MELVILLE'S present work is even more

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remarkable than his stories "founded on fact" descriptive of native scenery and life in the islands of the Pacific. In Typee and Omoo there was novelty and interest of sub-...

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PAU'S ANATOMY FOR ARTISTS. * Or all works on anatomy intended

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for the student of art, the one before us combines in the highest degree the most desirable qualities,—fulness and compactness, naturalness and clearness, accuracy and vitality,...

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'THE Stock Exchange, with its bubbles, its frauds, its "speculations" as questionable transactions are softly called, its "characters," and some- times its crimes, would seem to...


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BOOKS. A History of Architecture. By Edward A. Freeman, M.A., late Fellow of Trinity College, Osford. Selections from the Poems and Letters of Bernard Barton. Edited by his...

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Tuesday, October 23. PARTNERSEIIPS DISSOLVED. J. and D. Glasgow, Manchester, screw-bolt-manufacturers-W. and C. Kirkman, High Holborn, grocers-J. and C. Burgess, Harrington,...


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WAR-OFFIVE, Oct. 26.-25 Regiment of Dragoon Guards -Veterinary-Surg. 0. Smith, from half-pay of the Iteg,t. to be Veterinary-Sum. 1st Drags.-Senf.-Major W. Scott to be...


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On the 18th October, at Durham, the Wife of the Rev. Henry Jenkyns, DAD., or a daughter. On the 19th, at Ceddington Vicarage, Northamptonshire, the Wife of the Rev. W. If. H....

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BRITISH FUNDS. (geeing Prices.) Sassed. Monday. Tuesday. Wed.*, I per Ce..t Consols Ditto for Account 3 per Cents Reduced II per Cents Long Annuities .. Bank Stock,: per...