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AFTER an election, the victors always dine tcgether, and talk about the glorious things they have done, and the admirable spirit of the country ; and the vanquished dine...

During the recess, the state of Ireland is a standing

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topic of newspaper yarn-spinning. Were it not for mobs and murders on the other side of the Channel, the daily journalists would be at a terrible loss for " leader" matter. But...

The placid pamphleteer, who last week "spoke the sentiments of

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men in office,' has this week been disowned. He does not Speak their sentiments; he has mistaken or misstated their policy; and, though clever, is not to be believed. The...

The intelligence from Madrid comes down to the 29th of

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last month. The Ministry had been completed. RODRIGUEZ LEAL, a Deputy in the Cortes, is Director-General of the Public Treasury, and Jose MARIA PEREZ Under Secretary of the...

There is no news from Portugal, except that t Guard

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of Lisbon had made such a resolute demons every attack ; and that SA DA BANDEIRA was mov in the rear of SALDANHA. and TERCEIRA, that er_IpttO deemed it prudent to abstain from...

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In Paris, the approaching .dissolution of the Chambers is the

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only political subject of interest. The general state of the country is that of tranquillity and prosperity.

It is said that the intention of Austria to recur

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to the approved method of quelling Italian maleeontents, namely by marching an army into the country, has been checked by acommunication from Louis PHILIP, that he will not...

Cbc Court.

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THE visit of the King and Queen of the Belgians does not seem to have caused much bustle at Windsor. The guests at the Castle have been few, and almost exclusively Cabinet...

The members of the Wandsworth Reform Registration Society bad a

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meeting on Monday evening, at Wandsworth ; Mr. Hawes, M.P., in the chair. Mr. Hawes, says the Globe, " appeared to sanction opinions rather more sweeping and extensive than we...

At a meeting of the Middlesex Magistrates on Thursday, the

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Chairman read a letter from Mr. Samuel March Phillips, which accompanied the new Wills Bill, to the effect that the bill being of great and Feneral importance, Lord John Russell...

At the Westminster Sessions, on Saturday, the action against the

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scion of a noble house, for an alleged misdemeanour, was removed by certiorari to the Court of Queen's Bench. At the Middlesex Sessions, on Wednesday, a woman possessed of...

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The following letter from the Reverend Charles 1Vodeliouse, a Prebendary of Norwich, has excited, as it deserves, much attention. The writer is not free from Tory prejudices,...

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A large party of Liberals dined together in Salford on

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Wednesday, to celebrate the return of Mr. Brotherton for that borough. The company assembled in a wooden building erected for their accommodation in the yard of the gas-works....

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The Liverpool Standard states, that the Reform party in Liverpool

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have objected to 1,451 of the freemen who voted for Lord Sandon and Mr. Cresswell at the last election. We find that the whole of the clergy in the Minster-yard, who have votes...

It is proposed, owing to the immense quantity of business

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to he transacted at each Assizes at Liverpool, that in future the Judges who go the Welsh Circuit should, after finishing the business at Chester, proceed to Liverpool or...

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On Thursday the 24th ultimo, the village of Langham, in

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Rutland. shire, was the scene of a strange and violent tumult, proceeding from the attempt of the Vicar (the Reverend Heneage Finch) to enforce the impost of tithes by...


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A brilliant party assembled at Waterford on the r3Oth of last month, in honour of Mr. Barron and Mr. Wyse, the Liberal Members for the city of Waterford. The speech of Mr. Wyse,...

The persevering Mr. Sharman Crawford has indited another long epistle

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to Mr. O ' Connell. He begins by questioning the assertion that the present Ministers are the only men in power, " " who for seven hundred years ever attempted to do justice to...

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A silly story has appeared in a Whig Irish paper,

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the 11"eaArd Independent, from which it huts been copied into the London journals, that Mr. O'Connell is to be made a Peer, with the title of Lord Erin. The Lor,don...

The OrangeTories complain bitterly of the violence of the Catho.

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lico. Liberal party. The times are gone by when Protestant ascen dancy was the order of the day. Now, if we believe their own story, the Protestant gentlemen and yeomanry are...

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The Reformers in Scotland are beginning to discover the true cause of the Liberal disasters in the late election. They perceive that the Reform-damping policy will not succeed....

The triumphant Tories of Caithness-shire gave their Member, Sir George

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Sinclair, a public dinner at Caithness, on the 30th ultimo. There were three hundred gentlemen at the table, and one hundred and thirty ladies in the gallery of the room, which...

The Registration Court for the town of Greenock was closed =

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Saturday. of 141 claims lodged, four weie rejected for want of sidliei.mt proof. Out of the 141 claims, there were 75 new claimant, that never had been enrolled, avid of these...


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Sir Robert Peel was unable to attend a meeting of the Tamwortk Bible Society a few days since, of which he has been appointed President in the room of the late Bishop Ryder....

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Mr. Andrew Spottiswoode, the Queen's printer, and about a score

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cf other Tories, chiefly ;tummies, have set on foot a subscription "in aid of Irish election petitions." With plenty of money. there would be plenty of petitions no doubt, and...

The Gazette of Tuesday omit:ounces that Mr. Senior, Mr. Samuel

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Jones Loyd, Mr. W. E. Ilicksue, and Mr. John Leslie are appoMted CoMIti i ijaltuM lOr inquiring into the condition of the unemployed lian41ioto,4.4a . s . in the Uhited...

The Royal stud is advertised for sale at Hampton Court,

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on the 25th of October. This determination has created constemition in the sporting world ; and a letter, signed by twenty-two msinhers sf the Jockey Club, remonstrating against...

A new joint stock company is now in course of

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formation, to be called the National Association of Literary Men. The object of the society is to afford encouragement to men of genius and talent, by bringing out their works...

The Thirthth Report of the Commissioners for " inquirieg concerning

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Ch arities.' has just made its appearance. It is of the usual size, sonie!Ling. under 1,000 folio pages, and bears the signatures of twenty. two conimi,4uner5, at the head of...

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Mr. O ' Connell claims a laurel leaf for having invented the

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nick name of Tory. Radical. The invention itself is a leaf, but not of laurel, from that book of party fallacies which the honest politician only rends for warning, and not for...


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BIRTHS. On the .1 . ! inst., at Sandwell, in statfordshire, the Countess of Dawraottrit, of a Ott the !‘oh inst., the Lady of GE0ROIA WEBsTER, Esq.. of Ohl Palace Yard, of a...

The Paris journals of Thureday, received this morning, state that

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a large naval force, under the command of Admirals GALLOIS and LeLANDS:, had been ordered to prevent the Turkish squadron undert e Capitan Pacha from rendering any assistance to...

A letter from Saragossa, of the let instant, mentions a

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report that VILLAREAL and CABRERA had quarrelled violently; that the latter had tied with a large sum of money, but. had been arrested and shot at (kr. ESPARTERO has issued a...

The latest accounts from Circassia describe the brave people a

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that country as defending themselves successfully against the Russians, although the latter had recently received a reinforcem ent of 25,000 men.

Captain Back reached town this morning from his Northern expedition.

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His vessel wits locked up in the ice from A egust 183u to August 1837. Three of the men perished from cold. The Marquis of Queensberry, one of the Lords of her Majesty ' s...


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STOCK EXCHANDE, FRIDAY AFTERN.ION. consols have exhibited a tendency to rise during the week, and have agitia touched. 92; they are now 914 to 92 for the Aeemint. This...


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Arrived—At Graves. nd, Sept. 5th. Java. Todd, from Ceylon. At Deal. 7tlt, Kinnear, Mallard ; and 30111/. Dixou. nom New South Wales; and 8th. Severn, Itraithssaite. from...

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. that pass of utter corruption at which the greatest expenditure of the !meanest of all the vices, the vice of lying, is made habitually and uniuterrnittedly."— Ezaminer, Sept....

[The Morning Chronicle lacked honesty to acknowledge the injustice it

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had done us in its lie of Monday sennight ; but it did not lack meanness to appropriate, by copying, the Examiner's lie of last Sundey, en Monday the 4th instant.] Besides a...

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Ardross, 1st September 1837. There is little to gratify any friend of rational policy in the state of public affairs. The consequences of the late general election were to be...

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THE QUEENS .AIDES-DE-CAMP. THE Chronicle informs us that the thirty-four Aides-de-camp of the late King have been reappointed Aides-de-camp to the Queen. This is not the whole...

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THOUGH the often-quoted remark of CLARENDON, that clergymen are the last persons to discern and truly interpret the signs of the times, will generally hold good, there have been...


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party complaints of intimidation, bribery, and undue influence employed during the elections, we must conclude that in a great number of instances an exchange of Members ought...

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THE anonymous writer of the following is, for aught we know, some Downing Street underling, or one of the press people, interested in the depreciation of this journal. It may be...


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THE week has furnished two specimens of what by courtesy and custom are called " novelties ;" but both of which are, as regards subject, incidents, and treatment, as old as the...

POWER'S " military drama," St. Patrick's Eve, or the Order

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of th Day, produced at the Haymarket on Tuesday, is a very neat and pleasant version of the familiar stage incident of a soldier condemned to die for some breach of regimental...

WEnstEn is following up his successful career of management with

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spirit. A two.act drama, by SERLE, called The Gipsy Queen, is announced for next week ; and a hive-act comedy, by SHERIDAN KNOWLES, is underlined in the Haymarket bills. Hail to...

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THE last session of Parliament was distinguished beyond all others for the uninteresting,, unsatisfying, and wearisome charac ter of its debates. Something of this may be...

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THIS work is the result of young Mr. Iavisna's experiences during the " Expedition to the Pawnee and other tribes of American Indians and the effect, whatever might be the...

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AND PRICES. THESE elaborate Tables, issued from the office of the " London Chamber of Commerce," exhibit for a series of fifty-four years, from 1784 to 1837 — (l.) The net...

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THE only book of the week, whose late arrival renders a postponement necessary, is the smart but distorting Mr. TRO LLC PE'S near of Wrexhill ; a novel in three volumes, with a...

Mr. J. C. SYMONS, the writer of the very apt

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and neat Apologue in last Spectator, has published, for cheap popular circulation, Ten Minutes Talk on the Ballot; a dialogue on this deeply-felt question, in which the leading...

Essay on the Classification of the Insane. By M. ALLEN,

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M.D. Dr. ALLEN has had an extensive experience in the management of the insane; 'ming been for upwards of twenty years the medical resident and superintendent of York Asylum,...

An Essay on the Roman Denarius and English Silver Penny

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by %Visual' TILI„ medallist. This little volume, which Mr. TILL avowedly announces is intended as a sort of advertisement card, exhibits an extensive business acquaintance with...

My Book, or the Anatomy of Conduct, by JOHN HENRY

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SEEL. TON, contains the opinions of its author oracularly expressed on a vast variety of subjects ; embracing morals, manners, accomplishments, studies, pursuits, cards,...

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Lyrics, by JOHN LEE STEVENS, is a collection of occasional

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poems, mingled with a few translations. The original subjects of Mr. STEVENS are those which belong to the lesser lyric— friendship, love, and wine, with those plaintive...

It may not be known to many, that Virginia, U.

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S., is as celebrated for its mineral springs, its mountains, and its prospects, as Nassau itself; and that either the mind or the body of the 6lite of the Americans requires an...

Of the various Latin School Dietirnaries that we have ever

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been called upon to handle or examine, we prefer ENTICK'S, because he gives sufficient meanings for all the authors that boys, or even the generality of men, are likely to read,...

The chief feature of BUQUET'S Guide to the Pronunciation of

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the French Language, is, in a measure, mechanical. The first lessons consist of objects whose names the pupil is to be taught to Pronounce, echoing the final syllable, as la...

The name of " PETER PARLEY " so often meets us,

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that we scarcely feel certain whether the books under this nom de guerre are another yet tile same. PETER PARLEY'S Wonders of the Earth, Sea, and Sky, is a pleasing and...


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The Sacred Musical Amulet. Edited by C. 111‘KORKELL. This is not a publication intended for tile use of any church or congregation, Established or otherwise, but a collection...


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CHALON'S PORTRAIT OF THE QUEEN. WE have enjoyed the gratification of seeing a whole-length miniature portrait of the Queen, painted in water colours by ALFRED CH ALON ; which...

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Jr is a reproach to the country that it possesses no public collection of the works of its native artists, nor any private one, since the late Sir JOHN LEYCESTER'S was...

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WE shell come at the knowledge of all the delicacies contained in Sir Mame SHER'S epistle to Lord JOHN RUSSELL, in good time, without being at the trouble of perusing the...


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My Loan—Permit me to ask you if any proceeding ever gave such proof of the mean, dark, underhand tendencies of the Academy, as the mode of printing and circulating this petty...