3 AUGUST 1850

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TICE joint effect of Lord John Russell's drawing back his Jew Bill for the session and of Baron Lionel de Rothschild's coming for- ward to claim his seat, has been, to plunge...

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Ont of doors, the most stirring event has been the

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Ma o' 'tion. The choice of candidates lay between Mr. Onseley a gentleman unknown to English politicians, and Mr. 'Isaac Butt, a liberal Conservative barrister, of fanciful but...

The skirmish between the Danes and Schleswig-Holsteiners, re- d last

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week, has been followed by a pitched battle, very ardly fought, and leaving the victory with the Danes. Both sides behaved with the greatest gallantry; the generalship does not...

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PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OF THE WEEK. Howe Or Loans. Monday, July 29. Royal Assent to Thirty-six Bills. Tuesday, July 30. Disputes between English and French Mid-Channel Fisher-...

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if4t. Court.

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Tao visits of a .few distinguished guests at Osborne vary the otherwise monotonous cuirentof Court incidents. The Dutchess of Kent and Prim* Leopold of Saxe ,Cobourg are making...


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The.v.antseat for Lambeth, it is expected, will be hotly contested., Five-gentlemen. hare published addresses, and two others. are"mentions- ed." Of the' first class are Mr.: W....

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• Vrtiiarts.

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It is now generally-undorstood that Sir Edward Bulwer-Lytton,, Bane- ziels is to behroughtforward at the-next election for the Oity of Lincoln, the Protect - am:net-interest,...

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The British Association for the Advancement of Science are again holding their assembly at Edinburgh, after sixteen years of rotation at other great centres. A very large number...


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The election of a Member for Mayo proceeded through Friday and part of Saturday with the ardour of a close and doubtful contest ; but by the end of Saturday the result was sure....

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furtgit nut( Colonial. DENMAEX.—The renewed war in Denmark has already

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g iven the Kin g 's forces a critical advanta g e, if not indeed a conclusive one. The Holstein army no lon g er occupies a sin g le foot of the province in which the last...


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The Commissioners of Woods and Forests havin g delivered over to the Executive Committee the g round to be appropriated to the buildin g for the reception of the articles sent...

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SATITRD4V. In the House of Peers last night, Lord BROUGHAM turned his hand to a critical surveillance of the Royal privy purse : he was anxious to see an Exact statement of the...

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"0.," a correspondent of the Morning Chronicle, points out a

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curious phenomenon in the unexplained proceedings of the Select Committee on Ceylon— ':It will be recollected that, at the beginning of the present session, Mr. Hawes stated...


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STOCK EXCHANGE, FEIRKY AFTERNOON. The only point worthy of notice in the English Stock Market this week is the increased value of Three-and-a-quarter per Cent Stock as compared...

In consequence of the forenoon sitting, the business programme for

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next week will not be published till Monday morning. For Monday's forenoon sitting, the following notices have been given— Resolution, " 1. That the Baron Lionel Nathan de...

At a dinner given to Mr. ItObert Stephenson, iriNeweastle ' this

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week, a letter from the Earl of Carlisle was read, stating that the Queen and Prince Albert would open the Berwick Railway on the 29th of August : they will set off from Castle...

The protocol with reference to the affairs of Denmark, which

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had been virtually agreed upon and initialled on the 4th July,„ was de6e.itively signed last evening at the Foreign Office, with such modifications-as-the altered state of...

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In the exhibition of oil-paintings at Westminster Hall was the Reconci- liation of Oberon and Titania, by Noel Paton, a young Scotch artist of great promise : the...


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- The Vernon collection has ' with some other English pictures, been transferred from the basement of the gallery in Trafalgai Square to the ground floor of Marlborough [louse;....

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The word "last" begins to figure in the announcements of Her Ma- jesty's Theatre ; reminding us of the finality of all pleasant things. Tuesday gave us the "last" performance of...

The opening of the Olympic Theatre for "six nights only,"

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that the London public may be recreated by a performance of John Marston's Malcontent, may be regarded as a theatrical nullity. The production of a number of neglected plays...


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ROYAL ALLOWANCE& NOTHING can be weaker than to make a resolve yet to grudge the consequences and collaterals of the resolve. The English nation is firm in the resolve to have a...

Mademoiselle Rachel having vacated the St. James's Theatre after her

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most brilliant career, the stage is occupied by Mrs. Fanny A. Kemble - with Shaksperian readings. The readings are marked by an acute per- ception of character and a careful...

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Hsvrxo witnessed the entertainment given by the Canterbury Association to their "departing colonists," on Tuesday last, we are able to describe one of its features which appears...


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CERTAINLY, the sooner Parliament hides itself in the stubble the better, for it is doing itself no credit where it is. It were far bet- ter following the dogs than Lord John...


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LORD TORN RUSSELL'S abiding fear, it turns out, is that he may become the ideal perfection of a Minister. That fate it is which he struggles against most perseveringly ; and he...

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IT is a remarkable and humiliating troth, that our legislation, so far from being usually the result of a sound induction, is scarcely ever beneficially influenced by historical...


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Niain R hanging nor pardoning prevents the constant reappear- ance of the domestic poisoners—now in Lancashire, now in Essex, now in Oxford. Jealousy, aberrant love, revenge,...

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ON the face of the documents before us—the judgment of the Queen's Bench and a letter by Mr. Henry Barber—Mr. Barber has been treated cruelly and unjustly; and his pertinacious...


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Fox upwards of two centuries there have been strenuous endea- yours to regulate the employment of labour. But the policy of an earlier period is remarkably distinguished from...

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The Report of her Majesty's Commissioners of Railways, for 1849,

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supplies some points of interest. The increase of railway communica- tion in 1849 was 869 miles ; the distance open to the public at the end of 1848 being 5,127, and 5,996 miles...


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RA.E'S EXPEDITION TO THE SHORES OF THE ARCTIC SEA. * Norwrissraisnrso the various expeditions for Arctic discovery undertaken of late years, a large portion of the Continent of...

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DENTON HALL * Tao fiction exhibits a wider knowledge of life,

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and much more of observation and reflection than the generality of novels. The elements of the plot which seethe whole story in motion, and the resolution of which produces the...

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WORDSWGRTIL'S, PRELUDE. * DIM- posthumous poem was begun in 1799 and,

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finished abOnt- 1805. It was intended as a species- of introduction to another artia]ly finished work, called The Recluse, in three parts ; the first of which remains in...

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WACE'S ST. NICHOLAS. * SUCH of our readers as take an

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interest in the formation. and the history of mediteval literature will be glad to have their attention called to an attractive little volume of poetry as it -was read in...

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On the 19th July, at Berghapton Cottage, Norfolk, the Hon. Mrs. Henry Manners Sutton, of r. son. On the 24th, at Hatfield Place, Essex, the Lady of Sir C. C. de Crespigny,...


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WAR - OFFICE, Aug. 2.--3d Regt. Light Drags.—Capt. the Hon. H. M. Monckton, from the 29th Foot, to be Capt. vice Brevet Major Fisher, who exchanges. 1st or Grenadier Foot...


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Boons. Life, Poetry, and Letters of Ebenezer Elliott, the Corn-law Rhymer. With an Abstract of his Politics. By his Son-in-law, John Watkins, Author of the "Life of James...

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Tuesday, July 30. reaswzasigra Die80uren.. 7 -Wo.rthington and Co. Leek, silk-manufacturers; as far as regards W. H. Turner-Hammond and Co. London, button-mannfacturers- Soyer...


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BRITISH U ND &stud. S. (Closing Moaday. Prices.) Tuesday. Thurs. 3 per Cent Consols 965 97 97 961 96/ Ditto for Account 981 97 961 96 97 ' 98f 961 3 per Cents...