4 APRIL 1840

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An arrival from Philadelphia has brought intelligence from the United

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States to the 3d of March. The fate of the finned States Bank in the Pennsylvania Legislature was still uncertain; but it was generally supposed that the charter was secure, and...

The triumph of Times in the French (711:lather of Deputies

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was mentioned in our last Postscript. The Paris journals have since been chiefly occupied with discussing the probable consequences of the vote, and the means by which it was...

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MR. VILLIERS was compelled by illness to put off his motion on the Corn-laws from Tuesday to Wednesday ; when he brought it forward, in a speech which, we arc happy to say,...

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Debates anti Wrombinas in Varliament.

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THE CORN-LAWS. Numerous petitions in favour of and against the Corn-laws have been presented to both Houses of Parliament. One from Liverpool demands particular notice. If was...

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The Duke of Portland has declined interfering in the present Corn- law question, and allowed his tenantry to exercise their free wills upon the subject. —Nbssiieb/ Iris. Mr....

FJc ifffiropolis.

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The Court of Aldermen held a meeting on Tuesday ; when Mr. Thomas NVood presented a petition from Mr. Dalton. an inhabitant of Portsoken Ward, in whose name the proceedings...

An inquiry by order of Lord hill is going on

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at Wigan. Lancashire. into the conduct of the Honourable Mr. Plunkett, the Bo:low - able Mr. Frazer, and several other officers of the regiment stationed in that town, relating...

At Bow Street, on Monday, Edward Boggis, a Chartist orator,

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was ordered to find security. himself in 50A and four sureties in 125/. each, to appear and take his trial for inciting the Queen's subjects to breaches of the peace by...

of (Court.

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THE visit of the Queen and Prince Albert to Lansdowne House, on Thursday, is the principal event which the chronicler of Royal doings has to record this week. Great preparations...

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The proceedings at Paris in the case of Lady Lytton

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Bulwer verses her husband's agents, Messrs. Lawson and 'fliackeray. the commence- ment and postponement of which we mentioned last ;reds, were re- sumed on Friday, before the...


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.31r. II. Baillie WtLi returned oat Tiles lay for the county of Inverness, in the room of the late Mr. Grant. There was no opposition front the Whigs. Electioneering nitumevr...

The sudden postponement of the levee which had been announced

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for Wednesday, produced, of course, some inconvenience to individuals. We need not add that it excited much surprise, and gave birth to an in- finite variety of speculations. We...

Lord Lyndhurst's convalescence seems to proceed but slowly. li e has

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taken an airing in Hyde Park, and continues to receive daily visits front the Duke of Wellington. The Earl of Derby, according to letters received from Knowsley, on Wednesday,...


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Mr. O'Connell has addressed a very long letter to the Duke of Muster. urging the chief of the encient family of the Fitzgeralds-- the ":psis Ifirernisis Hiberniores"—to take the...


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" Th. e t.t ' 1., , I to divert letters patent to be rinsed under the Gt. ;t ; ;, ;',.: i.e; .1 ., :•.itv oft' !bitches, of the United Kingdom of Grist IfF:eiie a..,,•; !met...

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Seen - Risky. The great Corn debate closed last night — Lot not with a division on Mr. Vitssents ' s motion ! The House adjourned without coming to any vote : the whole...

Mr. Bassett, the newly-elected Member for Helstone, took his seat

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die !louse of Commons on Monday. He was introdueed by Lord Granville Somerset and Lord Ingestre, and joined his Conservative friends on the Opposition benches. [This is the...


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'There wan :1 Cans! 1.:1 1 ithiC demand fi‘r ,, , s "lf ocea , ioned by the occurrence of the settlement of the Fere) : ::: ea.t. on that day ; hat that cot:on...I:iv I. sit le...

We understand that Viscount Palmerston bee steleetei Mr. Aleoek to

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be the British Commissioner for the settlement of the claims of the Britieli military and naval officers on the Portuguese Government. The efficient and impartial manner in...

The Great Western arrived at Bristol yesterday, haying made the

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voyage frog New York in fourteen this s. She brings n ................. to the 19th of March ; but they contain settle any mutter of interest. Business generally was dull, and...

Qineterly average of the weekly t i- es end assets ef the

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Bank of England, from 7th January to 31st March inslesive - Llettleerlea. A S SETS. Circulation A:16,S1S,101:1 Securities :C . "1,113.000 Dcposits 7.7 0 4,00o Bullion...

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SIR EnwAnn BELWER'S historical farce in five acts, called Richelieu, was brou;sht out at the Ha)market on Wednesday, in splendid style as regards scenery and costumes, but with...

The last, of the Olympic novelties is a pretty burletta

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by the author of the Lev1;, Clu/A, called Gal/it:doh Vumyhun, of which Mrs. STIRLING is the b-roi Gwynneth is a " village coquette," who loses her real lover, and - r :h , ael...


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THE WHIGS AND THE TORIES ON THE CHINA QUESTION. WHEN CROMWELL saw that the enemy had placed themselves in a fatal position, he exclaimed, " The Lord delivered' them into my...

At the Adelphi, Jack Sheppard has had a short reprieve,

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but is now ordered for transportation ; Nelson having been evoked to convoy him. A new elataical burletta is announced, that. is to astonish even the Adelphi visiters.


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Arrived—At Gravesend, March 29th, Margaret Parker. Evans, from Benizitl; April 2d, Owen G eudower, ' fuller. from (Hilo; ;Win, M • Kenzie. from Matir.ti us ; and Janet, Kerr....

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AxoTnEa question of foreign policy, scarcely less disgracefUl to Ministers than that of the Opium 'War, must presently come before Parliament. We allude to the gross neglect of...

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Luxe; before Four L1NNA:UsES, your BUrroNS, stud your Curunts were dreamt of, belbre there was any ALLERTUS MAGNUS or the least talk of Am:F.1.011x, and when old 2Esoc was your...

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held before the public eye lest Whig dirt should show dirtier from the juxtaposition —were moat irksome beCallSO labour. Luckily, no one can be pre% en tOd trout soeking to...

have come to light, and the pitiable weakness of' the

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malecontents has been exposed, it may be doubted whether a less arduous duty was • ever imposed upon an experienced officer. To call the services he performed " brilliant," is...

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ERRATUM in last Spectator, at page 298, line :14; article

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"'The Opium War." " But these are matters of etiquette and arrangement mutually con- ceded by the nations of Europe :" for "these," read "there." Tile correspondent who halls...


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TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR. Mold, 1st April 1840. Sin-1n the rentnrks in your last paper upon the conduct uud expenses of the Revising Barristers, in which m' name is...


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IN Dublin alone four thousand persons forswore the use of whisky in one day ; and Father MATTHEW'S pilgrimage through the pro- vinces, preaching of temperance and the reward of...

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MAJOR FORBES resided for eleven years (1826-1837) in Ceylon; filling various offices in addition to his military command—such as district Judge, and Superintendent of...


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TRAvar.s , Eleven Years in Ceylon. Comprising Sketches a f the Field Sports and Natural History of that Colony, and uti account of its History and Antiquities. By Ma or Noes,...

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Tun Into Cuani.ns Moanis, to use a phrase of his age, lived all time days of his life, which extended to upwards of ninety years. Dunes the greater part of this long period he...

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BOOKS. Memoirs of the Princess Daschkaw, Lady of' Honour to Catherine IL, Empress of all the Russins. Written by herself: Comprising Letters of the Empress, and other...


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M. GNOROWSKI is known as the author of the Insurrection of Poland in 1830-31 ; a rapid, vigorous, racy, but national history of that heroic effort of the noble Poles to shake...

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BEwicws COPIES FROM MICHAEL ANGELO. THE name of MICHAEL ANGELO IS " familiar in our mouths as household words," but few persons in this country are really acquainted with his -...

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Among the Pictures are many that merit attention ; of

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which ire had prepared a notice that has been in type several weeks, but thrust aside from time to time by the pressure of more urgent matters. It is now too late for a detailed...


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Ox a second visit to this exhibition, we were surprised to see a marble statue, the size of life, which was not there before. It was scarcely pos - sible that among the very few...