6 MAY 1837

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Tor Irish policy of Ministers is now fully developed. We know what they intend to do with the Corporations, the Church, and the Poor. On Monday, the Poor Bill was read a second...

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According to accounts from the Mediterranean and Constanti- nople, the

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Turkish forces had been completely defeated by the insurgents of' Tripoli. Mr. URQUHART had been recalled from Constantinople; and while Lord PONSONBY was to wait the arrival of...

When alluding last wee to the " contentment " of

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our North American provinces, we mentioned that the resolutions of the House of Assembly of Nova Scotia, in favour of an Elective Legislative Council, had been rescinded—we...

iltrbatril an PrarrebingS in padianunt. THE IRISH POOR.

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In the House of Commons, on Friday last week, Lord JOHN Rue.. SELL having moved the order of the day for the second reading of the Irish Poor Bill, Mr. O'CONNELL rose and...

Considerable uncertainty prevails as to the movements of the opposing

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armies in the insurgent provinces of Spain. Don SE- BASTIAN. who had moved towards the Ebro, is said to have marched back to the North, to reinforce the Carlist positions,...

remains. Altogether it is supposed that four thousand persons have

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perished in these convulsions.

Foreign facts are scarce this week. The Continental papers bring

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us little but speeches and rumours—the former dry and uninteresting, the latter of doubtful authority. Count MOLE is probably himself at a loss as to the policy of his...

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Elle Court.

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THE King, attended by Sir henry Wheatley, arrived at St. James's Palace, from Windsor, about eleven o'clock on Sunday ; and went to the Royal Chapel, Whitehall, in company with...


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The interest excited iii 1Vestininster by the approaching election is greater than has prevailed on a similar occasion fer many years. Re- fOriners and Tories are took ine the...

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The meeting of Mr. Leader's friends on Thursday evening began

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at the Briti,lt Coffeehouse in Cockspur Street ; but so numerous an assem. hlage of the electors presented themselves, th a t H f u o r u vy id found n p e r e e e s ssa e z...

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JR it t Oa n ult.

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By the death of Lord Lyttleton, which occurred on Monday, the Lord-Lieutenancy of the county of Worcester becomes vacant. The new Lord will not be of age till next March. It is...

In various parts of Ireland, the Liberals are exerting themselves

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to make a formidable demonstration in favour of Ministers. There is to be an immense meeting in Dublin, the Earl of Cbarlemout in the chair, to address the King. The Presbytery...

At a numerous meeting of the inhabitants of Liverpool, on

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Tues. day, resolutions in favour of the Government plan for abolishing Church-rates were adopted. At the commencement of the meeting, a good deal of interruption was caused by...

The members of the Literary Fund Society had their anniversary

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dinner on Wednesday ; the Duke of Somerset in the chair. Among the company, were Lord Stanley. Sir John Elley, Sir R. Bateson, Dr. Roget, Mr. Jerdan, Mr. Bentley, Mr. Macrone,...

Cbe Countrp.

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The requisition of the Liverpool Reformers to Mr. Howard Elphin- stone bad received 1,500 signatures in the beginning of the week. All the leading Liberals appear to have united...

Greenacre was hanged on Tuesday morning. He tottered on to

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the scaffold; gave the rope which was put round his neck a pull to make it tighter; and in about two minutes after his appearance, was dead. The crowd below, which had been in...

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The Brighton Railway Committee decided, on Wednesday, in favour of

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Sir John Rennie's line from London to Brighton. Three more of the missing whalers—the Dee, the Grenville Bay, aud the Norfolk—have arrived at Stromness. The Dee has lost 37 out...

Both Houses of Parliament were busy last night. The Lords

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struck their first blow at the Irish Corporation Bill. When Lord MELBOURNE: moved that it should be considered in Committee, the Duke of Wer.uNoToN stated various objections to...

The Ewen. family Carty at the Admiralty have changed their

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organ. AU officious scribe in the Chr■rnielo, who certainly shows one qualification tor the duty he IRIS un- dertaken—brass—has made au attempt to gloss over the ['Lust Rotor:...


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SATURDAY. Accounts from Bayonne mention, that the Queen of Spain's troops have commenced operations and driven the Ciudists from a position sear Passages.

The Quarterly average of the weekly liabilities and assets of

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the Bank of England from the 7th February to the 2c1 of May— ASSETS. Securities £28,017,000 Deposits 10,472,000 Bullion 4,190,000 £28,952,000 £32,207,000 On comparing...

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The petitioners before the Carlow Election Committee have aban- doned

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their case against Mr. VIGORS ; who will probably be declared the sitting Member on Monday. The conduct of the High Sheriff, however, is still to undergo investigation.


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Watt•orrt re, May 5. 1837.-Ist Itprt,of Life (in:arils-Lieut. T.13111kelev to be Capt. by pnrchave, sic.' Colelou g h, who ref ; Cornet awl StateLiont. Lord C. 1". Clinton to...


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Arrived-At Gravesend, Mac 2tl. !lathe, Drayner ; from China; 3.1..fnliet, Wilson and Eleanor, Hotelier.] ; florn'tlitto. ;"hl. S. Elphinstone, Toiler ; and Ganges, Blond- hurst...


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.Srocs INCHANCOR, YRIDAY ASTIRWOON. The o perations of the English Stock 31arket have been principally confined to transactions in Exchequer Bills and in Amin Wan Debentures ;...


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B1111118. On the ail inst., at llolmwood, Becks, the Countess of ANaat al, of a datighter. On the 28th ult., at Earl's C room Court, Worcest ersl tire, the lion, Mrs. W, Coy....


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[The following earnest l'etition for the abolition of Capital Punishment, was presented to the Horse of Commons last session by Mr. Grote. Like many other documents which are...

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WE print elsewhere the copy of a petition against the punishment of death, which was presented to the house of Commons last year by Mr. GROTE. The petitioner, Mr. ALEXANDER of...


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THE CONTEST FOR WESTMINSTER. THE first light in which we regard this spirit-stirring . scene, is that of a warning, not a little wanted at the present time, to presumptuous...

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Ma. CARLISLE delivered the first of a course of lectures on German Literature, at Willis's Rooms, on Tuesday, to a very crowded and yet a select audience of both sexes. Mr....


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BETWEEN Sir JOHN RAMSDEN on one side and the non-electors on the other, the constituent body of Huddersfield, it would seem, have exceedingly little to do with the choice of a...

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THE exertion necessary to produce the fourth concert has been fol- lowed, as it usually is, by more than usual listlessness on the part of the Directors. The selection of the...


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Jr a foreigner, ignorant of the process by which the London public is propelled in search of what is called amusement, were now to anive in the Metropolis, he would conjecture...

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Tim new tragedy, Straprd, produced at Covent Garden on Moseley, for the benefit of MACRFADY. proves to be neither so successful nor so deserving as other dramas which Mr....

The old story of a child being found in a

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eagle's nest, is the ground- woik of an operatic melodrama, which was brought out at the St. James's last night. The musk is adapted, by Mr. Lone's, from !4.)11.13 thkettihin...

LisroN is the hero of a fiureical builetta at the

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Olympic, and excites abundant laughter sit the Peculiar Position in which he is placed. a One will take a sentence out of another's mouth, or echo his very words. The author...

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of irrelative subjects, and weakened by an excessive diffuseness, these Recollections contain many curious and interesting particulars of the early career and character of...


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BrooltAPHIT, Early Recollections, chiefly reltiting to the late Samuel Taylor Coleridge, during his long residence in Bristol. By Joseph Cottle. In 2 vols. Longman, Rees, and...

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Is the autobiography of a Chelsea pensioner taken down from his own lips by Mr. GLEIG, now (by the grace of LoidJOHN RUSSELL) his spiritual attendant. NORBERT LANDSHEIT, the...

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A NEW book of travels, in almost any part of the world, is now-a- days, in ninety-nine instances out of the hundred, a work of su- pererogation. Nothing but very extraordinary...


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THIS continuation of the description of London has not been sug. gested by any spontaneous feelings springing from the possession of unused matter, but has been prompted by the...


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Tilts novel is the work of n clever, flashy man, whose own experi- ence is exhausted, and who is now endeavouring to turn such tech- nical knowledge as he possesses to account,...


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EXHIBITION OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY—OPENING OF THE NEW NATIONAL GALLERY. THE exhibition of the season, to enrich which preceding ones have been kept poor—the grand display that was...