28 MAY 1831

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Nowriumrroxsturta.—The resignation of Mr. Cartwright and Sir Charles Knightley took place on Saturday, or rather on Sunday ; and on Monday, Lords Althorp and Milton were...

CAPO D'ISTRIAS, according to all accounts, is tottering in the

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President's chair of Greece. The whole country is said to be in a state of revolt against his authority : we suspect it never was ac- knowledged very extensively. Greece seems a...

The last letters from Constantinople (25th April) describe the Sultan

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as using every exertion in order to put down the insurrec- tion that lately broke out with such threatening symptoms in Albania. An army of 30,000 men, with a formidable train...

The news from Warsaw comes down to the 16th, only

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twelve days ago. It is of a very satisfactory tenor. General CHRZA- NOWSKI, who marched on Zamosc as soon as the disaster of DWERNICKI was known, with a view to replace that...

The members of the Belgian Congress are still busied, after

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their good old fashion, some in milking the bull, and others in holding the pail. A twenty-second protocol has been submitted to them by the Allies, whieh we are told will be...


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THE tranquillity of Paris continues as profound as when we last noticed the subject. The disturbances in La Vencl6e are not sub- dued; but any attempt in favour of the exiled...

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THE KING ANG ms COURT.—The King gave a state dinner

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'on Satur- day evening, to the Nulli Secundus club. The members are officers or have been officers of. the Coldstream Guards. About eighty of them at- tended the King on this...

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TRIUMPIL OF WnsriarxsrEn.—About five-and-twenty years ago, a gen- tleman named

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Paul, who afterwards cut his throat, fought a duel with Sir Francis Burdett, in consequence of a dispute arising out of some po- litical discussions. Sir Francis was wounded,...

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IRELAND.—The Duke of Leinster and Lord Cloncurry have been swore

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in as members of the Privy Council in Ireland. The Privy Council have proclaimed, as in a state of disturbance and requiring an toctraordinary establishment of police, the...

COMMENCEMENT OF TERM IN THE COURTs.—Monday being the first day

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of Trinity Term, the Judges breakfasted with the Lord Chancellor, and then proceeded to Westminster, and took their seats in their re- spective Courts. The circuits, for t ' he...

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LECTURES ON CURIOSITY.—A person who bad gone into the old

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churchyard of St. Michael's to see the preparations for opening the Bridge, and the graves, and other things, u-as somewhat rudely ex- pelled by the constable on duty. He...

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SIR THOMAS Meanto.—This gentleman, the son of the late Major.

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General Sir Thomas Munro, Governor of Madras, in jumping lately across a ditch in a field at Rushbrooke, unfortunately broke his arm. The bone was fractured in two places. He is...

SPECIAL PLEADINGS.—Two clerks yesterday quarrelled and fought several rounds in

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Westminster Hall. They were with difficulty sepa- rated. The old, and it is said the unrepealed punishment, is amputation of the right hand; a serious punishment for a clerk....

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Tint CLARE CITA3IPIONS.—The Irish papers supply ns with the particulars

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of a duel, we were about to say, but we doubt if that can be so denominated where there was no fighting, but certainly of one of the most singular attempts at a duel that the...

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THEATRICAL Gosstr.—The principal theatrical topic of the week has been

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the secession of Mr. LEE from the management of Drury Lane ; which happened rather unexpectedly, and was at first attributed to a private misunderstanding between him and his...

"Council Office, Whitehall, 23rd 1831.

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" B1 R—T am directed by the Lords of his Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council to transmit to you a copy of a letter which has been forwarded to the Foreign secretary of...

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SPECTATOR OFFICE, SATURDAY, Two O'CLOCK. THE KING's BIRTII - DAY. — Very extensive preparations are making, when we go to press, for an illumination in honour of the Court...


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STOCK EXCHANGE, SATURDAY Bioaxixo.—The difficulties of the speculators for a fall in the prices of Stock, which occurred last week, have been greatly in- creased during the...


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The names in Roman are for the Reform Bill; in italics against it. New mem- bers are marked*; those whose sentiments are not known or doubtful t ; double returns 11. ENGLAND....


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11 IRTH S. On the 21st instant, in Park Place, St. Joules's, the Marchioness of Wonoss zri, of a daughter. On the 26th of March, at the Government House at Cerigo, the Lady of...


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MAY 25.—This being the first day of Act Term, the Rev. H. I). Harington, MIL Fellow of Exeter College, the Rev. R. Biscoe, M.A. Student of Christ Church, and the Rev. E....


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Arrived. At Gravesend, May 23rd, Courier, Palmer, from the Cape ; 24th, Amelia Wilson, Allen, from Mauritius ; 26th, Leda, Robb, from the Cape. In the Downs, May 26th, H. C....


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Tuesday, May 24. PARTNERSHIPS DISSOLVED. RIES and HUNTER. Strand, tobacconists—J. and J. BORRADAI LE, Carlisle, car- riers—Attrsox and WILLIAMS, Pall Mall, milliners—HATERS and...


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The Rev. J.W. Arnold, M.A. has been presented to the perpetual curacy of Bur/in- ton, Somersetshire, vacant by the death of the Rev. S. T. Wylde. Patrons, the au- rishioners of...

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PUBLIC FUNDS. Tues. Saha. Mom 'AVO 110H Wilt i • AV(I 110H 9 14 3 i 199* 17 15-16 9 8 - 9 10 Wednes.1 Thurs. Friday. 821 1 / 182ia 83 824 4u 834 4 4 ;,3i44* 4 84/ ak 4...

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HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE. THIS week, the Standard pours forth his lament over the fall of another—almost the last—hold where the friends of his heart, and none but they, had...


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WHEN the Scotch Reform Bill was introduced into the House of Commons, Sir WILLIAM RAE denounced it as a measure that would lead to riot and bloodshed among his countrymen.* Sir...


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Two men were hanged on Wednesday ; one for sheep-stealing, the other for stealing in a dwelling-house. It was alleged, in aggrava- tion of the crime of the former, that his...

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cumstances of the patients be not similar. We do not

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mean to the peals upon peals of laughter into which she falls, till she sinks deny—it would be nonsensical to attempt it—that a putrescent as at last exhausted on the floor, and...

satisfy the yearnings of humanity as amply as the hopes

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of OUR visits to the French Theatre in the Haymarket, this season,. patriotism. have been few and far between ; but we were attracted on Wed- nesday by LAPORTE'S benefit, and,...

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THERE have been several good concerts this week ; which we shall notice, in so far as they present any feature of novelty,—for the benefit concerts in a great measure consist of...


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THE present season seems destined to set in splendour. The clouds which have obscured the lustre of its progress appear to have been but transient, and to have disclosed a...

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ROYAL PENcnAwr.—Private letters from Naples confirm what the English papers

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said some time ago, of a great attachment felt by the King of Naples for an English lady, but insurmountable objects have arisen on both sides. The lady (Miss Matilda Strachan),...


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WE have heartily rejoiced at the explosion of this celebrated fiddler's first concert. It augurs something like a return to com- mon sense on the part of the fashionable...

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f Atherton, by the Author of "Rank 1 .5 ., NOVELS.... Vole.. 1 and Talent" J HISTORY .. Social State of England and France ... ..... .. ; Sir Henry Halford's Essays and 1 l...


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THE author of Atherton is a man whose isniOuris pecu lady ac- ceptable to us : he looks upon the world with great good-nature, but it is dashed with a satirical shrewdness which...

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Social Life in England and France, by the editor of

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Madame Du DEFFAND'S Letters, is the continuation of a work under the same title published about three years ago, and which was attri- buted to a lady who has long been...

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Sir HENRY HALFORD is an elegant writer both in English

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and Latin. His orations are Ciceronian : he reminds us strongly of college. Some of his addresses open like a Pro Cali° or In Clo- diwn. We fancy we are listening to the ore...

Mr. DEAKIN has far more successfully proved his poetical powers

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in his Portraits °like Dead, than in his drama of the Deli- verance of Switzerland. These poems are written with some ten- derness and feeling, and in many passages indicate the...

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The Life and Correspondence of Dr. Ream will be interesting

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to all those who study the history of the English Church, and love to contemplate the picture of a person of great piety, learning, and benevolence. Dr. BASIRE was one of the...


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EXHIBITION OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY. (Continued.) THE' Portraits this year are at least as numerous as on former occasions, but their amount of merit is not equal to the sum of...

We have already expressed our approbation of Mr. BERNAYS . S German

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Grammar : the Exercises are adapted to it, and are com- piled with similar intelligence. There now only wants the Key, to render this set of German grammatical instruction...

BOURRIENNE seems to have taken very firm root in this

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country. A great many copies of the original have been dispersed among the lovers of French literature. There have been two translations, and more than one edition of each, and...

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Numbers XIV. and XV. of The English School of Painting

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and Sculpture, present us with outlines of two pictures by HOGARTH, Gjuus- 3oitouoii's Cottage-door, REYNOLDS'S Holy Family, HOPPNER'S Sleeping Nymph, ROMNEY'S Infant...


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Do's SIGISMONDO FIDEL', AND SIGNIOR FAGANINL—Whell the Italian Opera was first established in this country, the light produc- tions of our literature teemed with satirical...


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TO THE EDITOR OP THE SPECTATOR. Loudon, 24th May 1831. Sia—Considering the variety of information required by the multi- plicity of topics which your paper discusses, it would...