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London Drug Company (Beethain and Son) • Party is the madness of many for the gain of a few.-Pops.

London Drug Company (Cooper) -
Leasehold Estate Investment Company - .

Scottish National Mining Company -

United Medical, Chemical, and Drug Company . Ox fe 30th of January last, we gave a copious list of the new | Hibernian Hemp and Flax Company schemes for the employment of money, which had started up in every Imperial Plate Glass Company i line of adventure within a few months, in consequence of the rage for

Honduras Indigo Company speculation wbich seemed to have seized British society. Though

Colombian Agricultural Company this unnatural excitement has in a great degree subsided, and no fur

Rio de la Plata Agricultural Company 'ther endeavours are needed to open the eyes of the credulous to the

Royal Stannary and British Mining Association

British Stone and Slate Company absurd number of these projects, and the consequent improbability of

Patent Steam Carriage the success of more than a few of very superior character, yet we deem

Home Investment and Annuity Company it both curious and useful, as illustrative of what may be termed a Peruvian Mining Company : social disease, to complete the record by the addition of companies African Company formed since our first enumeration. With the exception of about United English and Italian Coral Fishery . half-a-dozen, which ought to have appeared in our former list, the

English and Foreign Share'Exchange : following have all been made known to the public subsequently to | British, Irish, and Colonial Hemp and Flax Company • January last. It is probable, that some of them have been silently | Mining Company of Ireland - dropt since the reaction in the public mind began to manifest itself:

National Poultry Joint Stock Company that we have no means of knowing; we have inserted only such as

British Tontine Building Association :
West India Company

were regularly advertised in the daily papers, of which prospectuses Pacific Pearl and Crystal Fishery .
were issued, and for which applications for shares were received by United Pacific Trading, Mining, and Pearl Fishery Association
their bankers and solicitors; and we have struck out such as we have London Ale and Beer Company - - - ..
since seen formally abandoned by notice in the journals : Capital.
Worcester and Gloucester Union Canal . . .' - 250,000 Cornwall and Devonshire Tin, Copper, and Lead Mining
Jamaica Oil Gas Company -

Company Flour and Corn Depot Company . . . :

Union Bread Company Beral Sugar Company

1,000,000 British Invention and Discovery Company Roya Anglo Hanoverian Hariz Mining Association . . 1,000,000 Haitian Trading Company

. . . Irish Shipping Company

300,000 Bognor and Aldwick Improvement Company Grand Commercial Assurance Company and Guarantee

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Cattle Food Culture Association Saint Katherine Dock Company

British Lead Company Thames and Severn Railway Company

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick Ship Building Company Timber and Wood Company .' '

1,000,000 Guernsey and Jersey Patent Ship Building Company Gold Coast Mining and Trading Company

750.000 United Kingdom Estate Association Chilian and Peruvian Mining Association

1,000,000 | Patent Steam Canal Company - . Biscaina and Moran Vein Mining Association,

Philippine Islands Mining and Trading Association Mexican Trading Company . .

• 1,000,000 British Rock and Patent Salt Company Colombian Agricoltural Association .

1,300,000 Potosi Mining Company Hibernian Joint Stock Banking Company

. 1,000,000 Irish Manufacturing Association · British Distillery Company

. 500,000 New Levant Free Trading Company Atlantic and Pacific Ship Canal, &c. Com

• 1,000,000 Cheshire Iron and Coal Company . Canal Gas Engine Company

British Forest Planting Company Mediterranean Steam Company

Alliance Pearl Fishery Association Grand Western Rail-Road

. . 3,000,000 London Abattoir Association | London and Bristol ditto

• 1,500,000 | Birmingham Water Works Peruvian Trading and Mining Company

British North American Ship-Building Company City of London Central Street and Northern Improvement

Canada and Nova Scotia Steam Navigation Company. Company

800,000 | Cotton Importing and Manufacturing Company Greshambury Company • . .


British and Foreign Patent Association - Foreign Wine Association

Society for the Prosecution and Encouragement of the Herring Medway Lime and Coke Company

100,000 and Cod Fisheries in the Deep Sea, and on the Coasts of Central American Mining, Pearl Fishing, and

Scotland Association

1.500.000 | Anglo-Peruvian Mining Association General Pearl and Coral Fishery Association

600,000 United London and Hibernian Corn and Flour Company . South Wales Mining Company

French Brandy Distillery Company Northern Mining Company

500,000 Waggon, Van, and Post-chaise Gas Vacuum Engine Company Luthmus of Suez Canal Company

Royal Cornish Mining Association British Barilla and Soda Company

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Surrey Rail-Road Company · Crowo Life Assurance Company

,500,000 Rent Redemption Company Hibernian General Railway Company. .

General Burial Ground Association Royal Irish Mining Company

London Cemetery New United Mexican Mining Company

Oil Colour, Varnish, and Dry Saltery Company Imperial Distillery Company

600,000 | Van Dieman's Land Trading Company

.. Joint Stock Stone Company

Importation Plate Glass Company Society for the Encouragement of Literature

100,000 Ground Rent Company Chilian Mining and Trading Company

Patent Scarlet and Crimson Dye Company National Drug and Chemical Company

250,000 General Stage Coach Company • Patent Steam Washing Company

London Short Stage Coach Company Tropical Free Labour Company - -

. 4.000.000 | Economic Funeral Society Borneo, Loo Soo, and Banca Company

• 1,000,000 Brazilian Agricultural and Jewel Company British, Irish, and Colonial Silk Company

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British and Foreign Timber and Wood Association - 1,000,000 London Company for the sale of Horses and Carriages
London and Westminster General Investment Society . 1,000,000 United General Life Insurance Company -
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Bolivar Mining Association -
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ing, or the useful maps and illustrative prints of costume, &c. it may National Stone Way Company - . West of England Cobalt and Copper Company


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The Magistrate. London Carpet Company

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When we saw the announcement of this periodical, we were a little

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puzzled by the title. We thought the editor might intend to set up British Steam and Patent Navigation Company

for a justice of the peace in the realms of literature, and deal sumWe cannot quit this subject without expressing our satisfaction at marily with all persons who came within his critical jurisdiction. The the sensible conduct of the Ministers, and particularly of Mr. Hus- second title or alias of the work soon set us right, however; “ The KISSON, in regard to legal interference with the speculative rage. Magistrate ; or Sessions and Police Review." The design appears to be,Without a direct refusal, which might have seemed to convey appro- to keep a vigilant eye upon the exercise of the alarming and oftenbation of the excessive adventure, they (with the exception of Lord abused powers vested in the Magistracy; and by reporting and comEldon, who threatened much and did nothing) paid no attention to menting upon all remarkable cases in which magistraies are concerned, the cry for-Parliamentary enactment against the scheming. For the lo bring Public Opinion to bear upon that irresponsible branch of sake of a doubtful check upon a temporary evil, they would not legis- the judicial establishment. When we consider the total absence under late against potitical economy and the rights of individuals. The our blessed Constitution of every other check upon the misconduct of result has shown the wisdom of this course: with the aid of free dis- a body of men by no means famous for good sense or good temper, cussion, the fever of enterprise has subsided, with infinitely less mis- and possessing dangerous power, while they are exposed to strong chief than the alarmists anticipated; and in place of disfiguring our temptations to perpetuate injustice and mischief, we feel that a pub; statute-book with some clumsy Act which would have fettered useful lication of this nature cannot fail to do great good, if conducted with more than delusive speculation, the ATTORNEY-GENERAL has quietly industry and judgment. This first Number promises well, and displays introduced a Bill to repeal the famous absurdity called the Bubble both spirit and acuteness. We need not observe, that the plan laid, Act, and thereby put an end to the disgraceful uncertainty and inde-down gives scope for a great deal of amusing fact and observation, cision lately displayed in the Law Courts respecting the meaning and independently of the interest which may be imparted to the discussions, scope of that legislative abortion. Mr. HuskissON's tone throughout A certain Morning Paper which we all know, is thought to have fully the agitation on this subject, does great credit to his judgment and doubled its circulation by means of its police reports alone,


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COVENT-GARDEN. Rebellion of the Beasts. By a late Fellow of St. John's College, Miss MARIA Free took her benefit here on Wednesday, when it is Cambridge.

understood she appeared for the last time on the stage. The absence EVERY body has heard of the anecdote of the Turkish Vizier who, of any formal announcement of this fact is attributed to her preference by his knowledge of the language of beasts, contrived to let his master of a silent retirement to the parade of the usual theatrical farewell ;know what an adept he had become in the art of ruining villages. This a preference quite in accordance with the whole tenor of her public work is the production of a sage similarly gifted, who in consequence deportment. becomes acquainted with the spread of revolutionary notions among The entertainments selected on this occasion were old favourites the beasts, and details the particulars of a political bouleversement of a with the town—A Roland for an Oliver, Charles the Second, and Clari, most singular description. The thought is airy, and the execution Miss TREE performed in the two latter, the first of which exhibits her eccentric; so much so indeed, that we give up in despair the attempt in the character of an arch, playful girl (a part she sustains with an to supply a due notion of it. Suffice it to say, that the satire of our exquisite union of spirit and delicacy) and the last, the merest comphilosopher is exceedingly devious, and that it zig-zags in its career mon-place in regard to incident and sentiment, owes all its interest to like a fiasb of lightening. Sometimes it plays on ancient absurdities, the delicious pathos of her acting and singing. Had we been connot unfrequently on modera.crudities; and, in short, seems no way sulted in the choice of pieces, we might rather have named Twelfth scrupulous of making a hit in any direction in which a hit can be Night, or Cymbeline, with Rosina perhaps for the afterpiece; but the made. The progress of the Beastly Revolution, until the exaltation actual selections, we have no doubt, are more to the taste of the of the Ass, first to the dictatorship, and subsequently to sovereign majority of play-goers; and it is very natural for an aetress to wish sway, is narrated with much vivacity; but with a licence almost as that her s last impressions” should be of a kind most widely felt. great as that of Rabelaiš, in reference to oddness and whimsicality. At the close of the entertainments, the audience called loudly and To conclude: the Author, whose vein of humour is very singular, with zealous perseverance for the favourite of the night; they had a appear to have allowed his invention to freely follow it, sometimes suspicion that they might never again have the opportunity, although indeed to rather out-of-the-way places, but seldom beyond the pale of they could hardly believe her retreat would be so noiseless. She legitimate satire. Query, has not the “late fellow" had in his eye the came forward, attended by Mr. FAWCETT, curtseyed to the different celebrated “ History of Reynard the Fox ?" for although after all ex-parts of the house, and retired evidently much affected. tremely different, we cannot recollect another production to which The graceful and feeling verses addressed to Miss Tree in anticithis jeu d'esprit bears the slightest analogy. To say that it will amuse, pation of this event, which appeared in a late London Magasine, is to say every thing as times go ; and that may be said with safety. | beginning

“ My Jasmine, my Myrtle, my Rose, , The Modern Traveller. .

My pretty, my favourite Tree," &c. To bring within a moderate compass, in regard to size and price, would make any prose effusion that we could supply, appear flat ang the valuable information spread through the many bulky and swelled unprofitable in the comparison ; yet we cannot let one who has out volumes in which modern travellers have generally deposited their afforded us so much delight, pass away from the public eye, without somewhat diffuse details, is a work of such obvious utility for all recording our final testimony to her merits. classes, and of such particular importance to those whose time and Miss TREE is (we had almost said was—so strong is the feeling money are inadequate to the consulting of the original sources, that a that for us she is gone)-Miss Tree is a first-rate singer, whether we compilation on this plan could not possibly fail of success, however regard her natural power or her great accomplishments. To a voice indifferently done. Indeed, when we saw the announcement of the of moderate compass, but exceedingly rich in tone, and peculiarly Modern Traveller, we felt some apprehension lest security of a adapted to express intense feeling, she unites great taste and perfect profitable result might tempt the conductors to slur the execution, and science. Wholly free from a loo common ambition to astonish by that thus the demand might be in a great measure supplied by an incor- misplaced ornament, she relies for her impression upon nature and rect and mischievous publication. We have however recently seen the propriety; her ear is beautifully true ; , her tones go right to the heart. volumes already published, and are gratified to find, that there is no and “give an echo to the seat where Love is throned." As an actress foundation for our fears. As far as we are competent judges, the she does not rank so high, only because there are many excellent Modern Traveller is compiled with industry and judgment, giving performers in departments whieh she does not attempt: in her own ample details where abridgment would 'seriously diminish the interest | line she has no rival. She can be occasionally arch and lively; but of the narrative (as in the most delightful parts of the conquest of in her merriest sallies there is a delicacy and modesty which create Mexico by Cortes) and taking a rapid view of the least instructive far more pleasing emotions in the spectator than mere vivacity. Her periods of history and the dryer details of description. The work is forte however is the representation of all that is tender aad ima now in course of publication, a half-crown number appearing every passioned in early female love. We cannot pay her a greater com

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pliment, or at the same time convey our idea of her excellence in this dress of body, and of mind. It is a handsome and innocent female, such respect better, than by saying, that she excels in SHAKSPEARE's an one as gallantry directed by esteem would select for a partner in life. women-wbich we conceive to be among the divinest creations of 112, The Lighland Family, has much of the tasteful touchinese by

which, above all our Painters in his class, Mr. WILKIE js so distinguished. poetic fancy. We are almost convinced that the great poet himself,

He has here furnished all the still-life utensils of the Scotch room with could he have witnessed Miss TREE's performance of his Viola, his admired skill, but he has, for once in his life, omitted much of the main Julia, his Ophelia, or his Imogen, would have experienced the perfect

object on his canvass,--the facial and personal expression. The subject content of seeing his own idea faithfully reflected by her acting. To is one of kindly and gladsome feeling. It represents a Highlander any one who has a true taste for the drama, it is an irreparable loss, returned from shooting, and receiving bis infant from the mother. This is not to bave seen this lady in one of those characters. She always done with scarcely a beam of pleasure from either of the parents, but the appeared to give her soul up to the part; she moved and spoke, she child looks eager " to lisp his sire's return," and the pictorial parent hesitated or burst into energy, she drooped or laughed, with an might be proud of such a fine and feeling boy. emotion that forcibly conjured up reality, and dissipated all idea of

idea of Allegorical Painting is conventially and properly admitted into

poetical subjects, but it is seldom happy in immediate and familiar life. acting. Nothing perhaps can be a stronger proof of native modesty,

Even Rubens looks aukward in some of his allegorical mixtures of Gods than the manner in which she played in male attire: the sternest

and modern drest mortals, in his celebrated pictures of the Life of Mary objector to feminine (or rather in most cases unfeminine) stage

de Medicis in the Louvre series of splendid flatteries and the reason personations of man, would have made an exception in her favour. is, that there is a discrepancy in such mixtures in a picture. Poetry She was so gentle, so unaffectedly timid, so unconscious of wrong might admit them ; but iu painting, the palpable incongruity to the eye her mind seemed so absorbed in the passion which suggested and is offensive. We felt it so immediately on looking at 141, Guardian warranted the disguise, that no sense of impropriety could find its way Angels, by Mr. HOWARD, representing a young man in the English dress into the thoughts of the spectator, any more than to her own. To of the day, about to read the bible to his parents, while some Angels are our taste, indeed, we confess she never looked so feminine, as when

looking at them from above. As portraits of a religious family so habited in the costume of the other sex, because her every word,

engaged, the picture is beautifully painted; and its ligbi, if it is not a

celestial, is at least a bright and natural one. look, and action, bespoke the feminine devotion which prompted the

Mr. MULREADY's Travelling Druggist, 106, is a picture that must. assumption, and the internal struggle between all-powerful affection universally please from its harmonious colour and its contrasts of charac. and sexual reserve. Her personal advantages contributed to this ter; a stout, travelling Turk, and an anxious and delicate woman and her effect. Without any pretension to beauty of feature, such was the sick child, with a healthy one affectionately clinging to him. charm of her expression, that many who had seen her only in public 42, Portrait of Lord Cosmo Russel, Son of the Duke of Bedford, is a picture considered her handsome, and all agreed that she was most interest- so vigorous, in tone and character, as to remind us of similar subjects, ing. Then her figure was beautifully formed; and her “masculine boy on a bounding steed, -by VELASQUEZ and other Spanish Painiers. usurped attire," which was always the most tasteful and becoming. The fine effect of rapid motion is encreased by a capitally introduced imaginable, displayed it to peculiar advantage.

spaniel. We trust that having begun and succeeded well in '& cabinet We have insensibly run into the past tense again, in spite of our

size, Mr. E. LANDSEER will renew so noble an animal subject as the check at the outset. Miss TREB will, however forgive us, when we

Horse in action, on a larger scale.-190, Taking a Buck, represents a

Man and Dogs having just reached and seized a Buck; consequently a conclude with very cordially wishing her a long term of happiness

“ breathless haste” and ardour in the sportsmen and dogs, with a piteous resulting from the marriage which has deprived our hearts and ears

look in the deer, are the inspiring qualities of the subject; and they are' of their purest theatrical enjoyment, and with expressing our con completely shown, together with all the science necessary to their dis viction, that possessing as she must the most endearing qualities and play in drawing, colour, &c. for which Mr. E. LANDSEER is eminent. accomplishments of woman, it will be passing strange, and certainly 211, The Widow, is a ludicrous denomination given to a duck, whose po fault of her's, if she is not as happy as the Julias and Violas with male partner lies breathless, and whose upturned head and flapping whom she is for ever identified in our recollections,

wings may be considered as denoting uneasiness at her loss. The drake still looks of the most beautiful breed, and might well be lamented by

all his " dearest ducks." The colour, feathery strokes, and shapes, are FINE ARTS.

bright rivalries of art with nature.

If our impression of animal nature and art is true, nothing in the latter ROYAL ACADEMY EXHIBITION.

can be more justly or powerfully relieved from canvass than 10, NonIn 54, Titania, there is a fancy so affluent and playful, so mixed up of pareil,--22, Monitor, and 91, Brood Mares, by Mr. J. WARD. In the the graceful and the grotesque, that we absolutely imagine SHAKESPEAR's latter, however, is not the anatomical science rather ostentatiously shown > poetical conceptions transferred to the canvass, in the charming Titania as I 149, Lion and Lioness, by Mr. LEWIS, is beautifully pencilled, and has she sleeps, and in the little Fairies who are at their gambols in a ring about evidenily ever-to-be-studied nature for its model. I her-throwing somersets, leaping, flying, laughing, &c. But the drawing, In 276, The Fortune teller, Mr.OLIVER is by no means happy. or the anatomy and the pencilling, are not worthy of these beauties, 21, Brook Scene, is advantageous to the improved graphic character of neither is the colouring. Mr. STOTHARD composes colour ably as a whole. the Rev, T. J. JUDKIN. It is a clear imitation of leafy nature, where the bat the local or separate tiols want purity. His carnations are generally sun sheds his beams undimmed by the slightest mist. We wish it was ' too yellow, sometimes too grey, seldom bright.

not quite so hard in outline. There is no common charm of innocence, beauty, and tenderness, in Mr. F. P. STEPHANOFF paints to our moral as well as to our graphic 268, Paul and Virginia represented a short time previous to their separation, feelings, in 130, The Widow. We

| feelings, in 130, The Widow. We are touched with her faithful rememby T. FORSTER.

brance of her deceased husband, as she turns from a suitor to her cradled 126, Juliet. H. THOMSON, R.A. This artist is exactly the reverse of child. There is a fine mellowness and depth of warm colour in this Mr. STOTIARD, and the Juliet is an evidence of it. It has more careful picture, and the gloom of shade which so largely surrounds the high executiou, or science and study, than genius or nature. Like one of the lights, is in excellent keeping with the sentiment of the subject. late John Kemble's attitudes, it is elegant and expressive, and we like it; Mr. FRADELLE is a successful painter of tender and of lively feeling and yet it savours too much of study. It has a certain preciseness of seen in an elegant exterior. 148, Olivia and Viola, is a good specimen. look and ostentation of dress, that make its beauty stop short between Viola's burst of surprise and pleasure at Olivia's unveiling herself, is not our eyes and heart; a sort of aristocratical assumption, that will not, like unworthy of the animated dramatic text. Sromeneo's Titania, soffer our feelings to approach with familiarity and There is good pajoting in 58, H. R. H. the Duke of York, by Mr. affection. We admire, but scarcely can sympathize with this Juliet, even GEDDES ; but it is unlucky for it that it hangs immediately above the though she is in distress. The picture's architectural lines beautifully splendidly coloured, and very elegantly composed portrait of the Pring 2 compose with the figure and the statuary group of Cupid and Psyche, cess Sophia, by Sir T. LAWRENCE, which is, we think, his masterpiece wbich is very aptly introduced. The moon is seen spreading around her for fleshy tints in their pearly delicacy, rivalling the best in modern soft and serious light.

painting. 101, Slender, with the assistance of Shallow, courting Ann Page, C. R. There is great vivacity of mind and person in Mr. PICKERSGILL'S LESLIE, A. is a finished picture of its kind. It is the sweet Ano Page portrait of Miss Landon, the Poetess, with bright feshy tints and depth which SAAKESPEAR and Nature have given us , beautiful and inodest, of effect.-9, Mrs. Morison, is also briglit, broad, and is inspired with but with the exception, perhaps, of a little too much sedaleness. gentleness and grace. His portrait of J. S. Buckingham, Esg, and his She has a capital soil in the stupid, drivelling, enamorato Slender, and Lady, are painted with a fine decision, and the costume of the Arab, in the pert conceit and forwardness of Shallow. The picture's light is in which the highly intelligent and public spirited Editor of the Oriental brightest accordance with this finely sustained characier. It spreads and Herald is dressed, is excellently cast. The face of Mr. Buckingham, and sparkles among strong shadows with a power, which rivals the famous his entire air, as he holds his wife's hand and looks at her, is full of Dutch room scenes. The scene is throughout an illustration of Nature, sociality ; but we do no texactly like the turning of Mrs. Buckingham's and, with his previous works, establishes Mr. LESLIE as a favourite of animated face so much away from him towards the spectator. R. H. the Muse of Graphic Comedy

Did Mr. COOPER colour as well as he composes, drawe, and expresses “ Leda.”--This painting, which was last week'on view at Mr. CHRIShis energetic groups of men and horses, his battle pictures would scarcely TJE's Room, is brought into this country for sale by private contract. It be surpassed by any previous Painter, vot even by BORGOGNONE.

is said, that the Proprietor has refused 5,000 guineas for it, and that 76, A Study, is not equal to Mr. Howard's Female in the costume of the 7,000 is the large sum required. It is unquestionably a most beautiful fourteenth century, but it is one of the same pleasing and amiable fumily in I work of art; but Mr. CHRISTIE, in his high admiration of LEONARDO DA

VINCI, (the painter) should not forget, that this artist was a great one, The CHAIRMAN addressed the company. He trusted that the union not in consequence of, but in spite of, his mode of colouring, which is in which subsisted between the freeholders of Middlesex and their Repregeneral absolutely bad. At the termination of a sale on Tuesday, Mr. sentatives might long continue. As long as the House of Commons should CHRISTIE addressed the company on the subject of this picture, speaking remain unreformed, it was necessary to support individual members who of it, in the main, as it deserved to be spoken of, and intimating, that, remained independent of the Government. The Chairman, in conclusion, rather than that such a fine production should be lost to bis country, he gave the healths of G. Byng, Esq. and S. Whitbread, Esq. would join in a subscription for its purchase, and that his 501. were ready Mr. Byng expressed his heartfelt satisfaction at the manner in which for that object. This handsome proposal, and the sensible speech of the this toast was received. He promised that he should be found on all tasteful proposer, excited the plandits of the assembly.

occasions the determined friend of civil and religious liberty.

Mr. WHITBREAD said, that he and his hon. colleague felt that they • KEEPING UP THE ROYAL DIGNITY!

had independent constituents, and therefore they were proud of the conA vote of 60001. as an addition to the yearly income of the Duke offidence reposed in them. To the best of his ability, he had supported the Cumberland, and of 60001. to the Duchess of Kent, has passed both

both interests of the freeholders, and, when circumstances rendered it oceessary, Houses of Parliament. The Peers were of course quite unanimous on

he should agaio come forward and request their support. the subject; but there was a good deal of grudging amongst the Com | The CHAIRMAN next gave the hon, members for Westminster. mons. We should like to see a calculation of what the family of George Sir FRANCIS BURDETT returned thanks. Whilst he admitted the inthe Third bas cost the nation from first to last. With what truth can we creased liberality of Ministers, he must be allowed to say, that there were be called a nation of shopkeepers, after rejecting Paine's offer to act the many great constitutional evils still in existence. Unless more was done part of our First Magistrate effectively for 10,0001. a-year :--Dundee in the way of reform, ministers would neglect their duty to the public, Advertiser.

and the public the duty they owed to themselves. No man could be a The Royal Family have a right to a provision, due to their rank and friend to civil liberty who was not also a friend to religious liberty. Civil dignity; but it is preposterous that the country should be called upon to and religious liberty' were the same. The hon. gentleman (Mr. W.) had support boundless extravagance and folly. One or two Members of the alluded io the subject of private committees of the House of Commons. House seem to have a tender sympathy for the Heir Presumptive to the On this subject his exertions were certainly most useful and meritorious. Crown, who, it appears, is plunged in a vortex of pecuniary difficulties, But this conduct of Committees was only one amongst many evils; it was and who has scarcely a carriage he can claiin as his own. Individuals of a spot on the leopard, a stain on a body covered with leprosy. Unless an ordinary station in society, were they similarly situated, would be visited exiensive remedy was applied, we might palliate a trifling evil, but the with opprobrium for their improvidence ; but, according to the logic of disease would remain in the same state in which it existed at the present these gentlemen, Royalty is an apology for the grossest indiscretions. moment. He returned again to the principle, that nothing could be exThe reception which the Duke of Cumberland's claim has met with, pected from a House of Commons constituted like the present. When an although it was finally carried, does not augur very favourably for any inquiry was made, in compliance with the irresistible complaint of the appeal from a higher quarter. Of all paupers, Royal ones are the most public, nothing was done by the House of Commons that could be helped inconsiderate and difficult to justify. From the confession of his friends, and the effect often was only to postpone the remedy or to perpetuate the the necessities of the Heir Presumptive seem more pressing than any evil. This was well exemplified in the case of the Court of Chanceny...a other branch of his family. It remains to be seen, whether he has equal vortex in which the property of whole families was daily swallowed up. claims to the possession of modesty, and to a due regard for the public In this case, when the public complaints could no longer be tumeda purse.-Belfast Whig.

deaf ear to, the House of Commons did not go to the root of the evil; It will be recollected that an attempt was made to saddle the country they only voted that a Commission, consisting of Lord Eldon Irimself, with an annuity to the Duke of Cumberland on the occasion of his mar- and a few of his friends, should be appointed to inquire into the conduct riage with his present illustrious Consort; and that Parliament, while it of Lord Eldon, and the practices of the Court! (ilear, hear 1) In this granted a similar provision to other branches of the Royal Family, way evils were carried to a most enormous extent. Some reformer prorefused it to his Highness of Cumberland, in spite of the King's " mes- posed to abolish fees, but to make the Judges an ample compensation.. sage," and the efforts of his Cabinet to boot.-After this, his Royal | This was certainly less objectionable than allowing them to fix the amount. Highness goes abroad, where his income of 18,0001. or 19,0001, a year of their own salaries by taxing the public under the name of fees ;, bat is equal in exchangeable value to 30,0001. a year in England; and there he did not see why the public should be burdened by an augimentation of he resides, until, having a son six years of age, he deems it necessary, for the Judges' salaries. It was not because ministers consented to some the poor child's sake of course, to receive an addition to his income of amelioration of the condition of the country, that the country should ap6,0001. a year from the public purse. Now the Duke did want 6,0001. a prove of all their measures. The real virtue of a ministry was best proved. year, and the Duchess (of Kent) did not. But it so happened, that the by their disinclination to dip into the public purse. The present ministry Duke of Cumberland, having the fear of Opposition before his eyes, did had no peculiar merit in this particular. The people had obtained every not find it convenient to face Parliament “single handed," and so he thing; though their condition was somewhat improved, the guardians of walks in manfully in the rear of the Duchess of Kent! In this instance the public interest were as faithless as ever, and ihe people had made no at least, his Royal Highness evinced a taste for good company; and none progress in obtaining faithful stewards. Many things now existed wbich. can doubt but that he acted wisely in placing himself under the protec- could not be approved of. The intolerant principles of the High Church tion of a petticoat. Well !—The Lady (Heaven bless her!) curtsied Tory Party remained unabated. This was the only party which had gracefully and somewhat proudly through the House, and was greeted ever advocated the abominable doctrine of passive obedience. It was on all sides with gallantry and good feeling ; but the Gentleman-We beg the influence of this party which deprived the Roman Catholics of their pardon-we mean the Duke, though sticking close to her skirts, was civil rights, because of their religious opinions; and never was there are doomed, once more, to run the gauntlet of rebuke. Mr. Hume, the sturdy more base, hypocritical, and silly pretence than that which deprived any and ever vigilant guardian of the public purse, stopped him at the very body of men of civil rights, because they had peculiar religious opinions. threshold, with a manly and straight-forward negative to his claims, and Ministers were yet half a century behind the public mind. Why had we was supported by 97 “ honest men and true.” Sir George Rose gave his the visitation of the excise laws' continued ; and why was the country Royal Highness a four years' character, and justified his residence abroad covered with armed men, under the pretence of protecting the revenue ? upon the simple principle of his being very much disliked at home. The whole administration of justice should be looked to." So enormous Now this must have been very refreshing to the Honourable House; for were the expenses of legal proceedings, that a man had rather give if his Royal Highness' reputation was in somewhat ill savour there, what up his legal right than go to those much-lauded tribunals. The evil front so delighiful as a Rose to sweeten it? And so the six year's old Prince which all other evils branched was, a badly constituted House of Com George Frederick Alexander Charles Earnest Augustus (whew!-a little mons, which went hand in glove with every abuse, and when the publie breath for charity) of Cumberland, is likely to bless his August Papa complained, gave only a sham remedy, or as little remedy as they could. with 6,0001, a year. Who would not begei Princes !-Hereford Inde- The grant to the Duke of Cumberland had been referred to. There was pendent.

no individual to whom a grant could be proposed, so objectionable to the The Duke of Cumberland receives nineteen thousand pounds a year from people of England as the Duke of Cumberland. As to the pretextce of Johnny Bull, and spends it abroad--where his nineteen thousand are giving it for the education of his son, it was ridiculous. Ben Jonson had equal to the required twenty-five thousand, and where he begets a child, said, “ Princes were taught nothing but to ride, because a horse is, a noble and, on pretence of giving it a suitable education, a request of an addi- animal and would throw a prince as well as another." Men were tional siç thousand a year is modestly made, because forsooth it is within rational beings; he wished they would take the example of the horse the bounds of probability that that child may, at some remote period, be | The true education for a prince would be, to make him forget he was a the King of England :-and honest John, in his love for Kings,-past, prince, or only to remember he was a man. Nothing could be more present, and to come,accedes. Surely, John's godmothers have mis- absurd than to surround an infant with state, like a grand lama. It was taken their godchild's gender a creature so full of milk, and so profuse no reason, because certain blood flowed in his veins, that he should be of it, must be feminine ; a she-ass, perhaps, to suckle foals'- fools,' shut out from the common virtues of mortals, whilst he was destined to Shakspeare writes it, but this is a poetical licence' which we dare not exercise such an important influence over the happiness of his countryassume.Stamford News.

men. If, as it was stated, the grant was intended to enable bis Royal

Highness to return to this country, he (Sir F. Burdett) would say, add MIDDLESEX DINNER.

60001. to the six already granted, and let him remain abroad. (Cheers.) The Anniversary dinner of the Freeholders of Middlesex, in com- | This grant sufficiently proved that no sympathy existed between the memoration of the return of G. Byng, Esy, and Samuel Whitbread, Esq people of England and the bulk of their Representatives. It brought was held on Wednesday, at the Mermaid Tavern, Hackney.-S. Lefebvre, him back to his text, that no liberty or security could be depended upon Esq. presided. The cloth having been removed, and the usual toasts whilst things remained as they were. He hoped English, Irish, and drank,

Scotch, would lay aside every feeling of disregard to each other, and

cordially join in removing an evil which affected all classes, the corrupt attention, as it came from one who must be acknowledged to be a very state of the House of Commons. This was the long and the short-the ardent searcher after truth, even if he were not rigbt. The petition prayed burden of his song. The public had heard this note from him for the for a revision of the laws, on the ground of their being founded on ebe last twenty-five years. He hoped he should have the honour to meet / belief that the plague depended on coptagion-a doctrine which many the present assembly for twenty-five years more; but long before the eminent physicians regarded as founded in prejudice and ignorance. The termination of this period, he hoped to have to congratulate them on the petitioner was one of those who contended that the plague was epidemic, enjoyment of their right to a full and fair representation of the House of not contagious. This question had been referred to the College of Physia Commons. (The Honourable Baronet concluded amidst long continued cians, but be did not think that the best mode of getting a question of cheers.).

difficulty solved. That Learned Body probably had, like some others, a Mr. HOBHOUSE returned thanks. He said it was well that ministers great dislike to innovation, and would, no doubt, very willingly swallow should claim credit for the practice of liberal principles; but it should the whole 39 Articles in one bolus. He did not think these persons the not be forgotten that the people of England, in the worst of times, ad-best men to reform physic, any more than he should think lawyers the vocated those opinions which ministers now acted upon. To the spirit of best men for reforming the law. He would just as soon apply to the the people of England, ministers owed all that made them popular. In Archbishop of Dublin for the reform of St. Athanasius's Creed, wbo, on these halcyon days, however, whilst the people of England were suffering his oath before a Committee of the House, had declared that that creed under what had been well termed “ a plethora of wealth,” the ministers contained no dampatory clauses, but was merely a parenthesis from one should not press too heavily upon the public purse. During the presentend to the other! Whatever their Lordships might think of this quaransession additional salaries' had been granted to police magistrates, lotine question, it appeared to him that a very sore disease, wherber contajudges. to princes, and to certain of the ministers. This was not the way I cione or epidemic he could not determine, afilicted the House. Their for ministers to keep themselves popular. Unless the public kept a

Lordships met every day to bear causes, not to determine, at ten o'clock; watchful eye upon the conduct of the House of Commons, nothing could

and the suitors by whom the House was beset, called the disease the stem the torrent of corruption. Allusion had been made to the spots of

PLAGUB OF INDECISION! On Monday last, the Noble Earl opposite was the leopard; but the leopard was beautiful, and he confessed he saw

very seriously affected by it. He stood between the fire and the woolsack nothing beautiful in the House of Commons; he should correct himself,

in the very line of the draught of indecision. He then came towards the however; there was some similarity in sound, if not in sense-if it was

table to speak on the Canada Corn Bill, and immediately the Noble Earl' not like the leopard, it might be said to be like the leper. (Hear, hear!

found himself seized with this epidemic of indecision. He first proposed and laughter.)

five years for the period of the bill; by and by he sunk down to three “ The health of Lord Nugent and his Constituents," was then given, and recelved with considerable applause.--Lord Nugent returned thanks.

years; and lastly, to one year. To show, however, how different the The cause they met to promole was that of parliamentary reform, and

epidemic was from a contagion or animal poison, the Noble Lord soon civil and religious liberiy. This cause might be postponed, but it must

recovered. He went to dine with the Chancellor of the Exchequer and be ultimately victorious. He had imbibed the principles of civil and

the President of the Board of Trade, who had not been affected by the religious liberty, which he had never deserted, from Mr. Whitbread,

disorder, but stood firm. With them he got rid of his epidemic iodecision, when a boy, and he was now proud in being allowed to celebrate the

and promised to carry his bill through the House. The 'Noble and triumph of those principles in the person of that great man's son. (Con

Learned Lord, too, could get rid of his indecision on certain questions. tinued cheers.)

There was a good air as well as a bad air, and there was no want of Mr. Byng next proposed the health of the Chairman, which was re

decision against the Catholics. The Noble and Learned Lord doubtless ceived with loud'cheers.-The CHAIRMAN returned thanks; and gave

thought that the Vatican was full of contaminated air; but if he went “ Civil and Religious Liberty all over the world," which was drunk with

there, and could see how well the system worked—that everything was enthusiasm.Shortly after the assembly separated,

done snugly without the interference of any Commissioners of Inquiry, he
was sure the Noble and Learned Lord would no longer exclaim “ No

Popery !” but would with all his heart cry“ O! Popery !"

The LORD CHANCELLOR did not rise to oppose the petition, but merely

to say, that if a Plague was to be removed from that House, he could very SIR,One of the arguments used in favour of the Canada Corn Bill is, easily tell their Lordships what its name was. that it will be beneficial to Canada, in whose prosperity, as one of our The Colonial Intercourse Bill and the Duke of Cumberland's Annuity Colonies, we are as much interested as in that of Yorkshire, or any other Bill went through Committees. county. Now, one of the effects of the Bill will be, to raise the prices

Friday, June 17, of corn in Canada; a measure which there, it seems, would be productive of good, but which, in England, would be antihuman. I shall be

RATE OF INTEREST IN INDIA. glad if you, Mr. Examiner, or some of your correspondents, will explain

The Marquis of Hastings brought in a bill to explain and amend the this apparent inconsistency, and show how the same principle, viz.' that

Act 13th George III, which was supposed (erroneously, in the Noble of raising the price of wheat by legislative measures, is to be beneficial

Lord's opinion) to limit the rate of interest in the East Indies to 12 per in the one country and ruinous in the other.

cent. The Directors of the East India Company, he observed, certainly I am, Sir, your obedient servant, K.

never so understood the Act, and the Courts under their authority often

sanctioned loans at an interest of 20, 30, or 37 per cent. The bill was CONTAGION AND QUARANTINE.

read a first time. The question as to the existence of pestilential contagion, which is now

HOUSE OF COMMONS. so generally agitated, may be thus succinctly stated :-Diseases wbich are

Tuesday, June 14. capable of affecting the same person repeatedly, if they were also contagious, would never cease until communities were extinguished. Plague

The Western Ship Canal Bill was read a third time and passed. and other epidemic diseases are capable of affecting the same person re.

EXPORTATION OF MACHINERY. peatedly; communities continue to exist-these diseases, cannot, therefore,

Mr. LITTLETON presented a petition from the artisans of the town and depend upon a specific contagion. This important deduction is confirmed

county of Nottingham, praying that Parliament would not repeal the laws by every variety of proof, positive, negative, analogical, circumstantial,

which prohibited the exportation of machinery, to wbich tbey attributed and ad absurdum.

the prosperity of the British manufactures. Again :-Either epidemic diseases have been proved to depend, or not

Mr. Huskisson remarked, that the continuance of the laws in their old, to depend, upon a specific contagion; or the question remains undecided.

state was inconsistent with the more liberal policy in trade which the In the first case, as these diseases are capable of affecting the same person country had recently adopted. Still, however, he would by no means repeatedly, quarantine ought to be angmented in duration, increased in recommend apy serious alieration without hearing the opinions of those vigour, and universally extended. In the second, it ought to be wholly practical men, who ought perbaps to be the best judges of what seemed abolished, as being without an object: and, in the third, an unbiassed in most likely to affect their interests. quiry into facts ought to be forth with instituted. Those who differ re Mr. Homo said, that as one of the Committee upon Machinery, he specting the two former, will agree respecting the latter proposition. agreed that all parties ought to be fully beard before the law was altered,

The only practical test of the value of testimonial evidence upon this although notbing had occurred to change the opinion he had long formed, subject, with whatever good faith, and with however honest intentions that the laws relative to the ex port of machinery ought to be made to it may be brought forward, is the result of absolute contact of the sick partake of the general improvement in the principles of trade. The with persons in health upon an extended scale; which experiments I am Committee would report in the present session, and then, early in the at all times ready and willing to repeat, in those countries where from the ensuing, they could consider wbat further steps they ought to take.. frequent recurrence of pestilence, due facilities are afforded.

| Mr. BARING thought it clear that piue-tenths of these machines might CHARLES MACLEAN. be exported without detriment to any British manafacture..

Mri Philips praised the conduct of the petitioners, and strongly recom

mended their opinions to the deliberate consideration of the House. He UNITED PARLIAMENT.

was sure that it would answer every purpose, to except from the probi

bition such machines as could with safety be exported.

Thursday, June 16.

To a question put by Mr. ELLICB, Mr. WALLACB replied, that so far as

he knew the intentions of the Committee, they did not mean to revive the Lord Kixg presented a petition from Dr. M'Lean against the Quaran-old Combination law, neither was it their desire to re-enact the statutes tine System. The Noble Lord observed, that the petition deserved serious so long in operation upon the subject. They certainly wished to leave

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