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THE Reform Bill has gone on not very rapidly this week ; but upon the whole, we are rather pleased with the manner of its pro- gress, if not with the extent. The language of the...

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was preceded by a long and able speech, in which

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M. PERRIER ex- plained at length the sentiments of the Cabinet, and defended the middle course between elective and hereditary peerage, which they had adopted. The projet de...

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The news from Poland which has been received this week,

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is of a very painful kind. Some hope has been held out of its being misstated or exaggerated, but the hope seems to rest on hypotheti- cal grounds only. There has been an...

Switzerland seems to be still in a very disturbed state.

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The troubles in the canton of Basle have at length attracted the atten- tion of the cantons at large; and the insurgents there are threat- ened with public vengeance if they do...

THE KING AND ins COURT.—Their Majesties, it will be seen,

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front our notice of the Races, honoured Egham course with their presence on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the King visited London alone ; when a Court was held, at which the new seals...

The approach of the Cholera seems to have infused into

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the in- habitants of Vienna, as well as their master, a degree of panic which is hardly more tolerable than the horrors of the disease that has excited it. The following account...

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CITY REFORMERS AND ANTIS.—A requisition has been presented to the

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Lord Mayor, for a Common Hall to consider of the propriety of pe- titioning Parliament for a modification of that part of the Bill which goes to abolish the future political...

COURT or CHANCERY.—The most interesting and useful sittings in which

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this Court has been engaged for many long years terminated on Thursday. The amount of business gone through may be estimated by an extract from the Lord Chancellor's speech to...

DUBLIN ELECTION.—The Dublin papers intimate that another peti.. tion is

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about to be forwarded against the return of Lord Ingestrie and Mr. Shaw, the first petition having only been withdrawn on the score of a technical error. IRISH Loans...

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R IPER AccIDENT.—On Sunday afternoon, about half-past three o'clock, as a

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party of five persons in a pleasure-boat called the Susan, with a sail hoisted, were returning from an excursion to Gravesend, they encoun- tered, off Purfleet, a brisk gale of...

From the evidence given at the Coroner's inquest, it appeared

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that the female's name was Mary Dunn ; and that she was one of the lowest of those wretched creatures who are unhappily too numerous to require particular description. She and...

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ANOTHER AND ANOTHER.—II is stated that the Right Honourable Lord

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Frederick Fitzclarence is to be appointed Colonel Commandant of one of the regiments of the Life Guards. ALEXANDER Haw sozs.—This gentleman, one of the representa- tives of...

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rather than the merit of the horses, have contributed to give these races THE visit of Royalty and the sacred ground over which the course lies, interest. They commenced on...

France on the 13th of August. They are-the Diana, Perola,

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Amazona' frigates ; Lealdade, Dom Joao I., corvettes ; Dom Pedro, Dom Sebastian, brigs ; Memoria, schooner. The French squadron, with the exception of one frigate and a...


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STOCK ExcirAreoc, Ramtv.-Consols closed on Saturday at S2ir and Ex- chequer Bills at Lis. to 12s. There was a confident rumour on Wednesday, of an intention on the part of our...


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SPECTATOR OFFICE, SATURDAY, Two O'CLOCK. BUSINESS OF ma Housa.-The long string of amendments on the Reform Bill has been wofully shortened by discomfiture and retreat. The...

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PARTNERSHIPS DISSOLVED. SIMPSON and JACKSON, Otley, Yorkshire, grocers-Se trOLF/bLel and Co. kirk. hams, Lancashire, cotton-manufacturers-C., A., and J. METCALFE, Hawes, Yorks'...


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OXFORD. SEPT. 3.-A Dispensation has passed the Great Seal, enabling the Rev. C. Mat- thews, B.D. formerly Fellow of St. John's College, Vicar of Linton, Herefordshire, to hold...


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The York, Leary, from Madras, put back to Sydney on the 18th April, with damage. Arrived. At Gravesend, Aug. 29th, Sovereign, Mackellar, from New South Wales. 30th, Mellish,...


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BIRTHS. On Monday, the 29th ult. at 140, Sanchieball Street, Glasgow, the Lady of WIL- LIA31 STk: Rix jun. Esq. Writer, of a daughter. On the 29th ult. the lady of G. N. S WIN...


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On Monday, the Rev. C. Stannard, B.D. Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, was instituted to the Rectory of Great Snoring, with Thursford annexed, Norfolk, vacant by the...

3 . ! 3 7.; ARMY.

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WAR-OFFICE, Aug. 30.-7th Rev. of Light Dragoons : Cornet W. S. Langham to be Lieut. by purchase, vice Houstoun, who retires ; J. Daly, Gent. to be Cornet, by purchase, vice...

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WHERE ARE WE ? AT a period when we are confidently told by the Tory prints, that " the Bill is lost-the Bill is dead-the Bill is buried," it may re- pay our labour to consider...


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CURRENT. PUBLIC FUNDS. BR/T1311. Saber. Toes. W ednes. Thurs. Friday. Mon. 3 per Cent. Reduced . 82+ 4 82+ § 11 82* 34 82* 2 824 4 13 shut 8 per Cent. Consols...

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The Bishop of LONDON vindicates himself from the charge of

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cant, because he has preached against the pastimes of the rich as well as voted against the pastimes of the poor. Lord BROUGHAM, who passes more compliments than -any man in...

Among the discoveries of the week, is one of Sir

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EDWARD Su G- DEN'S, that the plan of polling by districts, and of limiting elections to two or three days, will very much increase the expense of county elections. Sir EDWARD...


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OF all the labourers in the Opposition, there is none who displays the zeal of the Marquis of LONDONDERRY. It is to no purpose that he is covered with laughter or beaten down...

In respect of the Irish Yeomanry, there is a vacillation

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and timidity about our worthy Ministry, not very reconcilable with the- In respect of the Irish Yeomanry, there is a vacillation and timidity about our worthy Ministry, not very...

We are happy to find that the Steam-boat Bill is

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not to be lowed to pass through the House of Commons quite so smoothly as its author imagined it would. The present is a most unfit mo- ment to legislate on the subject. There...

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ACTORS cling to their mimic existence with more than feline tena- city. They not only die hard, but many times. Their lives are more than nine. Their existence off the stage is...


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OUR article on the Public Accounts of France has attracted the notice of the illustrious JEREMY BENTFIAM, who has adopted the somewhat roundabout course of addressing an epistle...

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IN our last two numbers, we have made some remarks on Musical Festivals ; a subject of much interest to our musical readers, at a time when these performances are on the point...

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THERE has been some musical controversy, this week, between the Taller and Mr. BARNETT the composer. The Taller had made some remarks on this gentleman's music, in a kind and...

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BIOGRAPHY, Thomas Moore's Life and Death of Lord 1 2 Vols. Edward Fitzgerald FICTIoN, The Club Boot 3 Vols. Gerald Fitzgerald. By Anne of Swansea 5 Vols. ENGINEERING,...

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The Club Book is the work of a great many

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hands, but might have been done better by one. It is edited by Mr. PICKEN, the author of the Dominie's Legacy ; and we wish that, instead of employing his talents in ushering...

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M. VARELA:4'S Chant Guerrier des Polonais is a spirited and

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warlike ode, conceived in a truly Tyrtman vein. We congratulate him on his extraordinary skill utriusque lingue. He is entitled to it, indeed, from being the son of a Frenchman,...

Gerald Fitzgerald, a novel in five volumes, by ANNE of

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SWANSEA, is a production of the old school of romance-writing. It is so long, and contains such a multitude of characters and adventures, that a young lady might bury herself in...

The Edinburgh Academy has published a collection of the Ex-

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ercises of the pupils in that very excellent institution. The Exer- cises in Greek prose, Latin prose and verse, English prose and verse, are exceedingly creditable, and do...


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THERE was a time, the memory of which does not make one feel old, when female ingenuity delighted to exercise itself in making shoes— when lasts and lapstones were substituted...

The pamphlet on London Bridge is an intelligent little work,

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combining a great deal of useful information with some curious remarks on the history of the New London Bridge. It appears from this writer's statements, that there was no...

An account of the origin of Steam-boats, and of their

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introduc- tion and employment upon the Thames, is a brochure of no great pretensions, but which may form an agreeable companion for a Yew hours on occasion of a trip to Margate...


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THE First Part of " The Monastic Annals of Teviotdale," by the Reverend JAMES MORTON, is embellished with two beautiful views, and a plan of Jedburgh Abbey, engraved in a style...

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SAFETY STEAM-BOATS.—A correspondent who has investigated the subject, strongly recommends

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that all steam-boats should be compelled to carry with them at least three " florying-yawls "—boats which can, on occasion, receive from twenty-five to thirty-five, or, in fine...


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THIS volcanic production lies about twenty-five miles from Sicily, be- tween Gil-gelid and Pantallaria. The following report of its progress is given by Commander Swinburne, of...

The Bronze Statue of Mr. Pitt, by Ca/auger, has been

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placed' upon pedestal,.at the south side of Hanover Square, and is now open to "%NIG view. The point from which it is seen to most advantage is the .centre of the road-way. of...