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Who would not yawn, if such a proser be ?

for the extraordinary purpose of subsequently killing him with his Who would not laugh, if Theodore were he ?

own hand, on any slight provocation, which he doubts not the vanity * The “Sister Jane" of La Fontaine is an admirable tale; that French- and presumption of the French character will afford him. This merito

man knew men and things : so did Foote Mother Cole is also an rious purpose is however defeated, by the amiable deportment of St excellent sketch.

Phar; and Brenhold is otherwise punished for his revengeful intention, On Thursday evening, Congreve's Love for Love was revived at by the latter's gaining the affections of his daughter Lilla, to whom he is this theatre, being the only comedy of that author which the externals / privately married. The piece opens at this time, just as St Phar, of modern morality will away with; and even in this particular in- still concealed in the neighbourhood, has taken his supposed final stance it has been found necessary to use the pruning knife very leave, and when Brenhold, led into some suspicion of the truth, is freely. It is trite now to dwell upon the dramatic character of determined to marry Lilla off-hand to an apparently respectable

CONGREVE, to expatiate upon his exuberance and misapplication of suitor, one Mr Martin Brand. This amiable personage, it seems, swit, or upon his inheritance of no small portion of the licence of his I is in reality a ruined libertine, who had even incurred the censure of i predecessors in the glorious days of CHARLES II, with whom indeed the laws, and consequently being eager to hurry so good a match, he

he was joined by JEREMY COLLIER, in the celebrated attack of the repays the confidence of the agonized Lilla, who informs him of her latter on the stage. His profuse supply of wit to the whole of 'his real situation, by betraying as much of it as answered his purpose to dramatis persona is doubtless a dramatic fault, but one which may be / her father. Brenhold, in a tempest of rage, when Lilla goes so far as pardoned for its rarity. Pope exclaimed

to confess that she loves St Phar, bestows on her his malediction, and, “ Tell me if CONGREVE's fools are fools indeed.”

rushing from his house in a state of phrenzy, is seen to throw himself

from a precipice into the foaming river below. The villagers, to whom quently necessary to enquire if they are anything else. A less answer-1. able objection to CONGREVE, is the want of nature and probability

with a view to punish his offending daughter, who is prudently sent in his plots and characters, in which, as in his licence, he grafts too

away by the village pastor, to remain at a cottage at the foot of the much of the reprobate complexion of the era which followed the Re

Giant Mountains, until her husband can be apprised of matters. Now storation. Rising into life as that deluge of licentiousness began to

it happens that this same cottage is at the very moment tenanted by abate, and writing while very young, he formed his notions of town

her maddened father, whom the owner of it had saved from drowning. bred intercourse other from the writings of his predecessors, than

Lilla arriving at the cottage door, the old attendant servant, infrom his own observation or experience. He also began to dramatize

formed of his master's preservation, runs in to behold him; and at a period when the artificial Gallic surface given to English manners,

in the mean time Martin Brand, assisted by another ruffian, endeaby the return of CHARLES, and which even operated to coxcombify

vours to bear Lilla away, but is encountered by her husband on the honest PEPys, began to give way to the reappearance of the native

pass of the mountain, and after a sharp encounter hurled over into a ore. These joint causes produced some coldness to his later pieces

yawning cavern, very.conveniently open to receive him below. St even in his own day; and they are still more felt by a modern

Phar will not be prevailed upon to leave Lilla any more, and the audience. In fact, as it has been very judiciously observed, nothing

phrenzied old man coming out of the cottage with a pistol in his can be really more unlike the conversational display of English rank

hand, a scene ensues very similar to the final one of Clari. He fires and fashion, than the gay and piquant wit, satire, and allusion of the

at St Phar, supposes that he has killed his fainting daughter, is struck CONGREVÉ school. While the improved aspect of the morale of this

with remorse, joins their hands, and the piece concludes. This new i class excludes its coarseness in one particular, we apprehend that they

specimen of the sentimental melo-dramatic, wants novelty in the are by no means in the habit of emulating his carte-and-tierce bril

source of interest and spring of emotion; but owing to the very excelliancy in the other; not to mention, that this tone of conversation was

lent acting of Miss Paron and of FAWCETT, as the father and never national anywhere out of France. Added to all the rest, Love

daughter, is likely to produce a strong temporary impression. The for Love, as a revival, has to cope with the great size of modern

former evinced an intensity of feeling, and a degree of ability, which theatres; owing to which, wit, repartee, and equivoque, especially

show that she is likely to improve into as able an actress as she is in the mouth of females, are lost to half the audience. It is this cir

already a singer. We have heard indeed that, on this occasion, she cumstance, and the predominant character of the audiences consequent

was scarcely an actress; and if real tears can testify to the fact, they upon it, which render what has not very happily been termed genteel

certainly flowed abundantly. FAWCETT's force in this order of concomedy so rare of late, both in production and performance. On

centrated emotion is well known. Power, as St Phår, Cooper, as Thursday evening, the comedy of Love for Love was, upon the whole,

the village pastor, and CONNOR, as the villain Brand, all did what they well performed. The Valentine of WALLACK wanted a little more

| had to do well, and KEELEY, in a simple peasant, was as usual very piquancy and spirituality in the assumed madness, but we look for

comic and entertaining. The music, which is arranged by Mr Livias considerable improvement and facility in this respect on repetition.

| from Voigl's opera of Die Schweitzer Familie, is pleasing, without The Sir Sampson Legend of Dowton, it is unnecessary to say, was

much of distinctive character; one short air, delivered by Miss excellent. In fathers of the Absolute class, he is always at home; and

Paton, was however very beautiful. The piece was very well reon the character of Sir Sampson, including that of a chuckling inamo

ceived, and, with one exception, is announced for the whole of next ato of sixty also, this forcible comedian was doubly in his own ele

week. We must not forget to record that it was set off by two or nent. Mr WILLIAMS, the new performer, undertook Foresight and I three pleasing new speciinens of romantic scenery, and a very lively s usual gave us a copy of MUNDEN; but to say the truth, the crazy

dance, which had the honour of an encore. Id stargazer, a character not defunct in the days of ConGREVE, is nor,.entity at present, and no one could make much of it. PenLEY

FINE ARTS. rants force for the point of Scandal, and the Tattle of Brown lacked elf-importance in its mock secrecy. Harley's Ben was his own, that BRITISH ART-WORKS OF THE LATE PRESIDENT. to say, pleasant, but not exactly the sailor; but in truth neither is

TO THE EDITOR OF THE EXAMINER. e character itself-an objection often made to it. Mrs Davison Sir,-Your efforts to promote the Fine Arts, and to stimulate the as at home in Angelica, and the Miss Prue of Miss KELLY, in the public duly to esteem a class of men, who, while they gratify individual urtship scene especially, was an excellent specimen of the Jordanic taste, inform the general mind, and in exalting their own reputation, ste of broad comedy. The parts of Mrs Foresight and Mrs Fraill conser honour on the land in which they dwell, have long been conspinecessarily much softened; but the recriminatory scene was well

cuous. Exertions thus strenuous and continued entitle the several writers een by Mrs Orger and Mrs Yates. The trick-produced marriage

in your columns not only to the thanks of Artists and Amateurs, but to

the approbation of all who feel with me, that the Fine Arts have an Tattle and frail went off rather fiat. Indeed, the Marriage Act has influence on the national character, very far beyond what is ordinarily destroyed all verisimilitude in these cases, they always appear far

assigned to them, even in the minds of those who are not insensible to : ched and unnatural. The piece was given out for repetition on their charms. That an intimate acquaintance with the liberal arts softens ursday next.

and refines the manners of a people, is a proposition which I believe to

Covent GARDEN. I have been universally admitted, since its origin at a very remote period Dn' Friday evening, a new operatic two-act piece was brought out |

ucht out of civilization:

“ Ingenuas didicisse fideliter artes this theatre, entitled Lilla, the story of which may rapidly be told. enhold, a wealthy and respectable Silesian farmer, nourishes a most

Emollit mores, nec sinit esse feros.” eterate hatred to the French, as the invaders of his country, which

What the Roman poet has said of the Liberal Arts generally may, with timent is still further increased by the loss of his two sons in the that, in these days at least, the successful cultivation of the more dignified

equal truth, be maintained of the Arts of Design; and I cannot but think ne battle, leaving him the parent of an only child, a daughter. branches of Art, confers a prouder title to pre-eminence amongst nations,

withstanding his detestation of Frenchmen, he performs the appa- and adds more real glory to a country, than all her triumphs in arms, Ely noble act of saving the life of a young and desperately-wounded however brilliant and however numerous. cer named Sư Phar, whom he ourses at his house until recovered, It is not my intention, at present, to comment on, still less minutely, to

investigate this subject, though well worthy of philosophical enquiry. I ranging with equal facility" from grave to gay, from lively to severe," have been induced to take up the pen in consequence of a paragraph that -are destined to quit the country in which they originated, and, on the appeared in the Examiner of the 9th instant, in which it is stated," that other side of the Atlantic Ocean, testify at once to North American taste the fine Collection (of Pictures) left by the late President (of the Royal and sagacity, and to the deep degradation of a people, of whom it would Academy), now in Newman-street, may possibly find its way across ihe be triumphantly alleged, that we were either destitute of the sense to Atlantic. Overtures, we understand, have been made from two of the discriminate high excellence in Art, or of the means to retain it as our American states, who, it may naturally be supposed, are anxious to obtain own.-No, Sir! there may have been periods in our history, when such a body of Art from the hand of a native American.”

a transportation would have been as little thought of as that which seot Now, Sir, I am not at all disposed to doubt the desire of the Americans WILLIAM PENN to found on those shores a new era in the history of legis to possess Mr West's pictures, especially after the memorable success lation, and, amongst woods, and wilds, and swamps, to establish a colony which attended the exhibition of the painting presented by that distin- which, in little more than a century, attracted the notice and won the guished Artist to the Pennsylvania Hospital, alluded to by the author approval of all Europe ; but, thanks to the Supreme Disposer of human just quoted; nor ought the slightest blame to be imputed to the sons of affairs, those times of bigotry and persecution have passed away, nor can that great Artist, if, after the laudable endeavours they have made to we well contemplate their possible revival. render the great body of his works subservient to national purposes at With all due respect for ihe North Americans, fast rising in the scale home, those efforts were to prove abortive, they availed themselves of the of nations, and sufficiently disposed by every exertion to rival Great Briliberal offer of a country more remote ; but as no authority is quoted for tain, and without any desire to deprive them of the merit to which they this statement, I would fain bope that it is only one of those loose con. may fairly lay claim-(I have not forgotten the splendid commission jectures in which persons of a speculative turn sometimes indulge them given some years ago by the American Government to their countryman selves" Ambiguas in vulgum spargere voces”-and that it is to be con TRUMBOLL, to commemorate, with his pencil, their national exploits)sidered as expressing the fear rather than the correct knowledge of the I cannot bring myself to wish that they should thus pluck another writer. If I have been rightly informed, there is strong ground for be-“ jewel out of England's crown,”-that the Artist whose youthful genius lieving that the extensive Collection of Pictures, painted by the late Pre- was fostered, and whose labours were brought to such a splendid issue, sident of the Royal Academy, will speedily belong to the Public, and under the beneficent protection of a BRITISH SOVEREIGN, who, while grace the walls of the edifice about to be erected for the reception and Heaven was pleased to continue to him the mind and the organs which display of a collection of works of Art, which may equal the first of the enabled him to enjoy the pleasures resulting from his taste and his benegalleries on the Continent. I am well aware that it will be a task both of volence, was graciously attached, it is understood, both to the Painter time and difficulty to form such a collection as may fairly 'enter into and the man, should have passed fifty years of a most iodustrious and rivalry with some of those alluded to, especially with that which adorns unsullied life, in administering to the vanity, the gratification, or even to the extensive gallery of the Louvre ; nevertheless, every Briton, jealous the honour of the United States. The "known disposition of his present of the hononr of his country, must wish it to be attempted ; and although, Majesty to encourage the Fine Arts; the avowed determination of the with regard to the older Masters, it may be found impracticable to excel Ministers to second his gracious intentions; the noble declarations which or even to equal that vast assemblage, it is entirely in our power have from time to time issued from the Directors of the British Instituto compete with our refined neighbours in every branch of the tion; tho wishes of all the Artists whose opinions are most entitled to Fine Arts derivable from the talents and industry of our aspiring coun- | respect; and lastly, the discernment of a moral and religious public trymen. We need have no fear of rivalling, and even eclipsing, the all equally and indignantly repel the apprehension. . splendid gallery of the Luxembourg, even though we allow all possible I have some observations to make on the second part of the paragraph excellence to the pencils of David, of Le THIER, of Goerin, and GERARD. which I have thus taken the liberty to comment on, but these I must de fer

I shall not stop to comment on the propriety of amassing a vast Collec- to another opportunity. Meanwhile I am, Sir, tion of Old Pictures in the gallery now contemplated. It has been well | Oct. 23, 1825.

Yours respectfully, J. H. observed by an able and eloquent writer, *« that genius, and the glory of high excellence in the arts, are a native growth, which cannot be trans- CANADA-MR GOURLAY'S LETTER TO LORD ELDON. planted; they have a local habitation, from which all the armies in the

TO THE EDITOR OF THE EXAMINER. universe cannot drive them; and a name of which all the gold in the

House of Correction, Cold Bath Fields, Oct. 19, 1825. mines of South America cannot obtain possession.”

SIR,-As your brother honored me with a call last week, and can Mistaken indeed are they who imagine that the mere possession of dis- | vouch for the mens sana in corpore sano, I subjoin a copy of a letter tinguished works, whether emanating from the Painter or the Sculptor, dispatched yesterday to the Lord Chancellor, giving you liberty to the Historian or the Poet, administers largely to the honour of a country; publish it. it may indeed evince the fondness or even the taste of individuals or of 'It is not for me to anticipate objections to my proposals, but I shall be rulers, but the glory derivable from these sources must originate in the happy to answer any that may be started. To induce readers more genius and industry of the gifted inhabitants, and not in the wealth or seriously to consider that FIFTY THOUSAND PEOPLE could be cupidity of the state, or of its subjects. One book, for example, of the spared out of the United Kingdom annually, and that my other positions sublimé poem of Milton, though torn from the original edition so are tenable, I should have accompanied this with a table of population doubtfully received by our ancestors, reflects more honour on England, for the last 20 years, shewing the yearly increase, what was the waste of than would the possession in manuscript of all the epic poems that, from life in the army and navy during war, and what since; also, a table Homer to VOLTAIRE, have delighted the civilized world ; and, beautiful shewing the difference of expenditure in war and peace. These tables as are the Landscapes of CLAUDE LORRAINE and VERNET, and liberal as I cannot construct where I now am for want of books of reference; but have been the prices given for them, I would prefer seeing the finest pro- you could probably furnish them with little trouble, and they would, of ductions of TURNER, of CALCOTT, and of DANIELL, in our National Gal- | ibemselves, be interesting. lery, that the admiring spectators of such noble specimens 'might say, The last Edinburgh Review defies any one to point out a single benefit " These are pictures of which the nation may justly be proud, for they derived by us from our Colonies in North America, and affirms that these were painted by Artists who have sprung up and been fostered amongst have cost 70 millions, which is a low estimate. The Canadas alone have ourselves; and with such examples before them, not merely of excellence cost much more. but of encouragement, it cannot be but that the honour of the country will Every year since the peace large sums have been expended in aid continue to be maintained by the aspiring youths who follow in their emigration : and almost' in every case misery has ensued. Thirty thou

sand pounds was voted last year, and a like sum this year, for mere I cannot believe, therefore, that the Pictures of the late President will

experiments, in removing handfuls of people from Ireland to Canada ;be permitted to leave this country, 'or indeed to have any other destina-experiments gone about while not a single principle has yet been estation than that I have alluded to, viz. the decoration of an edifice worthy blished on which such projects should proceed !!! Emigration and of so vast and so noble a collection as may, through the good sense and

Settlement may be reduced to a science; and should Government cause liberality of the Legislature, be therein gradually accumulated, and me to be visited, examined, and assisted, I shall have no difficulty in which structure may confidently be expected from the genius of the making it obvious. younger SMIRKE, or the indefatigable zeal of Nash, if not cramped in Jesus Christ was accused of having a devil, Paul of being mad, and their laudable desire to embellish the metropolis, by those who prefer a the people of Glasgow, declared that the benevolent Howard was daft.narrow-minded misjudging parsimony, to the grandeur of the capital, and with these facts on record, why should I despair of doing good though the lasting honour of the kingdom.

reported insane by hired doctors, and therefore confined these last 16 Surely, Sir, while we are continually boasting our superiority over all months. None of the fellow voyagers of Columbus could make an egg the nations of the earth, we shall not confine our sell-gratulation, nor stand on end till he did it with a tap on the table. The true principle our challenges, to our deeds in arms; and in our unbounded admiration of emigration and settlement, with comfort to individuals and vast gain of the prowess and achievements of our gallant countrymen, by land and to the nation, will appear almost equally simple when explained. on the ocean, forget the means by which principally the remembrance

ROBERT GOURLAY. of those deeds is to be transmitted to posterity, and through which future

TO THE RIGHT HON. THE EARL OF ELDON, &c. heroes are to be created and encouraged. Least of all may the mind of

House of Correction, Cold Bath Fields, Oct. 18, 1825. the patriot amateur be depressed by the fear that Paintings, which would My Lord,,In my letter to your Lordship, September 6, 1824, I stated do honour to an Artist, in any age or country, embracing, as they do, that “ Ministers had agreed to sell to a Company the Government Reserves almost every variety of subject, from the endearing scenes of domestic of Canada, and half the Church lands, without consulting Parliament, or life, to the most exalted heroism, and even the highest sublimity, and duly considering the good which might accrue to England from judicious

management and due preparation." • Vide a Pamphlet, entitled, “ Observations on the probable Decline On the 3rd of May last I had a petition presented to the House of Cor Extinction of British Historical Painting," &c. &c.

Commons, and ordered to be printed, wherein the above was engrossed,


together witha s extract from a letter of mine sent home from Canada in ordinary trip to the West Indies and back. Various specimens of the 1818, to be laid before Lord Bathurst, setting forth that “ Upper Canada animal, vegetable, and mineral productions of the Arctic regions have might yield a handsome revenue, and that the public lands well managed been brought home in the Hecla, but few or none, we believe, of peculiar could afford to maintain two regiments, repair and keep in repair all the rarity. The main geographical object, that of ascertaining the existence forts, and, after ten years, yield Government an annual rent of one hundred or non-existence of a North-west passage, has not been in any degree thousand pounds." This petition, which prayed that I might be ex-attained by the present voyage ; but still we are far from regarding its amined on the subject, was afterwards copied into one presented by your results as immaterial to science. Many extremely curious magnetic Lordship to the Upper House.

phenomena have been observed, particularly in the course of experiments Having lately heard that the reserved lands of Upper Canada are now made' with Professor Barlow's metallic plates. Those plates are an valued, and about to be made over to the Company for a payment of invention of great importance to navigation. In Captain Parry's first 3s. 6d. per acre, I deem it a public duty to protest against the transaction. voyage, when they had reached latitude 73°, they witnessed, for the first These lands, my Lord, with good management, could be made worth ten time the curious phenomenon of the directive power of the magnetic times, ņay, a hundred times this value. I say it after the fullest consider. needle becoming so weak as to be completely overcome by the attractive ation, and with the best information. Let me then call upon your Lord. power of the ship, so that for all the purposes of navigation the compass shsp, as a Minister of State, instantly to assist in checking a measure so was wholly useless. Professor Barlow remedied this evil, which, in disgraceful and thriftless. Let neither the Canada Company, nor any less degree exists generally on ship-board, by placing the centre of a other, have land in the Colonies till matiros are better understood. 1, small iron plate in the line of no attraction of the ship's iron, and at a my Lord, do pot scruple to say, that I have studied this subject with that proper distance behind and below the pivot of the compass needle; in of emigration longer and more deeply than any other individual ; and consequence of which the needle not only remains active and vigorous that on both the general ignorance is deplorable.

in the polar regions, but continues to point to the correct magnetic I am now to make an offer, at the risk of prolonged confinement on the meridian in other seas, uninfluenced by the attraction of the ship's iron. - plea of insanity. It is this let me be visited, examined, and assisted in The general utility of the Professor's plates had been well established

this house, and I shall undertake to draw out a plan in a few weeks by before Captain Parry sailed on his last voyage ; but we understand that which 50,000 people shall cheerfully remove themselves every year from his experiments on them have led to some entirely new and unexpected the United Kingdom into the Colonies; and whereby Government may results in magnetic science, and are likely to prove highly important to have an annual payment of 500,0001. by sale of the public lands. This navigation.--New Times. plan shall begin for the advantage as well of the Mother Country as the Colonies next spring, and be in full operation by the end of five years, to

FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE. - continue without abatement till the whole of the good land abroad is


SIR,—The particulars adverted to in the following hints respecting Till my plan is fairly in operation, and found to be effectual, IFire and Life Insurance, will not perhaps be thought unworthy of the shall remain within these walls; and should I fail to make it appear public attention. practicable, shall willingly be imprisoned for life. My Lord! what is The duty on policies has not hitherto attracted that notice which the National debt but the record of millions, earned by the skill and ought ere this to have been bestowed upon it, and which I trust it will industry of the people of this country, wasted in war and misery? Think noi fail to receive in the next session of Parliament. I see by the papers, then what may be earned during a period of peace and happiness, if the that many of the Insurance Offices have reduced their rates, and the same skill and industry had increased room for action, and was rightly premium for common insurance is now only 1s. 6d. per cent. per annum. stimulated. Think of this, my Lord, while you have yet some days of That of course is more than the full value of the actual risk, by as much the long vacation to spend in the country free from the stupifying effects as is sufficient in the aggregate to pay all the expences of each establishof law, and unconfined by the liftleness of the cabinet. Your Lordship's ment, and give the several companies adequate interest for their obedient servant,

ROBERT GOURLAY. capital. The duty, however, is 3s. per cent. per annum ; being an ad

dition to the premium of more than double the value of the risk; so that CASE OF MR DONE.

every person who insures himself against the calamitous, consequences of TO THE EDITOR OF THE EXAMINER. .

accidental fire, is compelled to pay above three times as much as the risk SIR,—More than eleven years of patient but fruitless expectation of an is worth. Now, it may justly be considered an incumbent duty on every - indemnity from Government for ten years captivity in France, and ac-man who has either creditors or a family, and to whom the destruction of

cumulated misfortuves since my return to England, have reduced me to his property would be ruin, (which is the caso in a great proportion the most distressed circumstances.

of instances) to effect an insurance of adequate amount. The duty on While studying my profession at Paris in 1803, I was arrested at the policies of insurance is, therefore, a tax on that which ranks next in image of 17, by order of Napoleon, as one of the hostages for the ships taken portance to the necessaries of life, because requisite to prevent the means * by the British before any declaration of war.

of obtaining them from being destroyed, and the amount of which duty Dur King and country had the benefit of those ships, consequently, an exceeds twice the value of the article taxed. But the luxuries of the Los indemnity to one who suffered, as a hostage for them, an imprisonment of rich are not taxed in the same proportion. The tax for a carriage with

ten years (four of which were passed in close confinement) cannot justly two wheels is but 31. 55. ; with four wheels, 61. ; for a pleasare horse, =be denied..

11. 8s. 9d. and for twenty, 661. These taxes fall short of ten per cent. # My fellow captives, who were formerly at Verdun, Bitche, Sedan, Bri- on the value of the articles taxed, while an object of such importance as

ançon, &c. can attest the innumerable persecutions I endured from the insurance against fire, is liable to a tax of 200 per cent. per annum on the French Government.

amount of the premium. Does not this require great alteration ? By giving publicity to this statement, you will confer an especial The duty in respect of Life Insurance, though less objectionable in Es favour on, Sir, your very obedient humble servant,

amount, is equally so’in principle. In both cases, the duty is in fact a King's Bench, Oct. 15, 1825.

Joshua Done, jun. tax on virtue,-on prudence and honesty, on conjugal affection and

parental care. If it be incumbent on every one to insure against fire, RETURN OF CAPTAIN PARRYNORTHERN

who would be ruined if an accident should happen, it is no less so for EXPEDITION.

every one to insure his life, whose income dies with him, and whose The Hecla and Fury sailed from the West Coast of Greenland on the

family on his death would be left totally destitute. Taxes on such subw 4th July 1824, and entered the ice in Davis's Straits on the 12th of that

jects are most iniquitous. But that they, whose lotteries have so long month. It was not till the 9th of September that they got clear of the

held out temptations to the grossest imprudence, often leading to the comice: and on the 13th of September they entered Barrow's Straits, through

mission of crime, should lay a tax on caution and foresight exercised in which they proceeded so far as Port Bowen, on the eastern coast of the

the averting of misery,-is no more than might have been expected from Straits, where they remained during the winter. This time was in part

A set of men, whose consistency, when they are consistent, is too often filled up by exploring the coast as far Northward as Cape York, and

consistency in error. Southward as Fitzgerald Bay, which is in lat. 72. 20. They also made Might not the Chancellor of the Exchequer afford to dispense with theso excursions into the interior 60 or 80 miles to the eastward. 'On the 6th taxes altogether? If not, common fairness requires, that the duty on fire of June 1825, the summer commenced, and on the 20th of July the two

insurance should be very greatly reduced. It ought not, at most, to vessels came out of harbour and proceeded to examine the coast on the

exceed 6d. per cent. Even that would be more than 30 per cent. on the 1 opposite side of the Strait. On the 23d they made Port Somerset, but

value of the risk, or three times as much in proportion as the duty im1 meeting with stormy weather and great quantities of ice, the Fury was

posed on horses and carriages. uufortunately driven ashore on the 1st of August. The most persevering The redress of the foregoing evils rests with government; but those efforts were made for the following three weeks to get her off, but in to which I shall next advert, may be and ought to be remedied by the vain, so closely was she jammed in among the ice : and at last, her whole Insurance Offices themselves; and if they be not, it is a fortunate circrew being taken on board the Hecla, the Fury was abandoned on the cumstance, that the public have the remedy in their own power. The 25th of August. The Hecla then made the best of her way homewards. Globe Office, the Eagle Office, and I believe the Sun, the Phoenix, and On the 1st of September she got clear of Prince Regent's Inlet; on the almost all the other losurance Oifices in London, have a stipulation in 10th instant she made the coast of Scotland, and on the 12th was off their policies, that persons insured, sustaining loss by fire, shall not only Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, where Captain Parry came ashore, and I prove the loss by evidence, but also procure a certificate under the hands proceeded by land to the Admiralty.

of the minister and churchwardens, and of some reputable householders of che in It is satisfactory to find that the means adopted for the health and the parish, not concerned in the loss, importing that they are acquainted y comfort of the crews were so effectual that not a single man was lost; with the character and circumstances of the person insured, and know or

and thus a voyage which it was heretofore deemed beyond the power of believe that he, by misfortune, and without any kind of fraud or evil mga to endure, may now be effected with less hazard to life than an practice, has sustained, by such fire, loss and damage to the amount therein ;

mentianed. These are the terms used by the Globe, and the others are the designs and the richness of the colours, are calculated to impress lo. the same in substance, with slight variations of expression. Now, on the reigners with the highest ideas of this superb Royal establishment, least copsideration, it must be evident, that the requisition of any such certificate is very absurd, and that to impose the necessity of procuring

FROM THE LONDON GAZETTES. the concurrence therein of the minister and church wardens, is perfectly

Tuesday, Oct. 18. monstrous. It may be easy for a respectable person to get some reputable householders to certify what their opinion is of his character, and perhaps

INSOLVENTS. their belief, founded on that opinion, that the fire happened without any

D. Lewis, Lampeter Poutstephen, Cardiganshire, innkeeper. fraud or evil practice on his part; but there are few cases in which such

ş. Orton, Atherstone, Warwickshire, woolstapler. a certificate could be obtained as to a person's circumstances, of which

W. Dunham, Coleman street, victualler. his neighbours may know nothing, and they are still less likely to know

BANKRUPTS. the amount of his loss. How then can they conscientiously certify even R. Tutin, Birmingham, builder. Solicitors, Messrs Long and Austen their mere belief of what they absolutely know nothing about But! Holborn court, Gray's Inn. suppose this difficulty got over, the signatures of the minister and church. J. T. Watts, Angel court, Throgmorton street, stock broker. Solicitors wardens are required. Now, the party whose house is burnt, may be Messrs Reardon and Davis, Corbet court, Gracechurch street. totally unknown to them; or if known, they may have no grounds of

| J. Welsford, Little Guildford street, Southwark, timber dealer. Solicibelief as to the cause of the fire, or the amount of the loss, (as indeed they! tor, Mr Smith, Basinghall street. seldom can have) in which case, they could not with propriety sign the C. Potter, Scarborough, Yorkshire, coach painter. Solicitor, Mr Lever, certificate ; or the insured may be an obnoxious dissenter, a political l Gray's Inn square. opponent, or an active man in parish matters, and from ill-will, caprice,

J. Whitelock, 'Retford, Nottinghamshire, draper. Solicitors, Messrs or other motives, the minister or church wardens may not choose to

Adlington, Gregory, and Faulkner, Bedford row. certify; nay, any one of them, by his single refusal, may neutralize the

C. R. Dennett, Fulham road, cheesemonger. Solicitors, Messrs Hallett signatures of the others, and the law does not impose any obligation;

and Henderson, Northumberland street. indeed the nature of the case would not justify compulsion, as it is a

T. Sumner, Clithero, Lancashire, ironmonger. Solicitors, Messrs. Took matter of belief and conscience. In the very nature of things, how can and Carr, Holborn court, Gray's Inn. it be possible that the minister and church wardens should be able, if W. Barnes, Richardby, Cumberland, hay merchant. Solicitors, Messrs willing, truly to make the required certificate? And what can be more

Mounsey and Gray, Staple lon. absurd, than to require that which, in almost every case, it must be im

Saturday, October 22. possible to procure? Yet, without this, the insured has no legal claim on the

INSOLVENTS. office; for in the case of Worsley v. Wood and others, in error, 6 Term T. Walsh, Preston, Lancaster, grocer. Reports, 710, it was decided that, for want of such a certificate being T. Harrop, Manchester, mercbant. obtained, the Phænix Office was not liable, that it was immaterial

, BANKRUPTS. wbether the certificate was wrongfully withheld by the minister and J. Hybart, Bristol, carpenter. Solicitors, Messrs Clarke, Richards and church wardens, and that a certificate by reputable house holders only, Medcalf, Chancery lane. " was not sufficient. Thus, then, no person, who insures in those Fire- J. Taylor, Manchester, machine-maker. Solicitors, Messrs Adlingter Offices which make the stipulation in question has any security whatever, and Co. Bedford row, unless the minister and church wardens know his character and circum- J. Stokes, Bristol, miller. Solicitors, Messrs Bourdillon and Hewitt, stances. have some grounds of belief as to the cause of the fire and the Bread street. Cheapside. extent of įhe loss, and are likewise so far disposed to befriend him, as to G. Ordoyno, Nottingham, bobbin-maker. Solicitors, Messrs Hurd and sign a certificate of their belief. Is this being insured ? The course for Johnson, Temple. the public to pursue, in order to avoid being left in a state of uncertainty, R. Leonard, Cheapside, warehouseman. Solicitor, Mr Jones, Size lane. as to a matter of such momentous importance, is by insuring in those J. Powell, Southampton buildings, tailor. Solicitor, Mt Jones, Barnard's offices which do not impose such monstrous terms. The only office that | Inn, Holborn.

I am aware of, which does not require such a certificate, is the British J. Coulthard, Bishopsgate street, cable-merchant. Solicitors, Messss · Insurance Office in the Strand; but I hope, that the effect of calling the Reardon and Davis, Corbet court, Gracechurch street. public attention to the subject will be, that all the other offices will alter C. Till, Taunton, linen-draper. Solicitors, Messrs Fisher and Spencer, their policies, by omitting the objectionable stipulation. It is very proper Walbrook buildings, Walbrook. to guard against fraud, but it ought not to be done in such a way as to F. J. Burnet, St Mary hill, City, ship-broker. Solicitors, Messrs Reardestroy the public security. If the Insurance Company in any case think don and Davis, Corbet court. a fire fraudulent, let them refuse payment, and let the matier go before R. Dennett, (but not C. R. Dennett, as advertised on the 18th instant), arbitrators or a jury, to be decided by legal evidence. In the case above | Fulham road, Little Chelsea, Middlesex, cheesemonger. Solicitors, cited, the jury found a verdict against the Phenix Office for 30001. Messrs Hallett and Henderson, Northumberland street, Marylabonne. from which it must be presumed they were satisfied there was no M. Anogier, Marchmont street, Brunswick square, bill broker. Sofraud, and yet the office defeated the plaintiff's claim, merely because licitor, Mr Baddeley, Leman street, Goodmau's fields. the minister and churchwardens had not signed the certificate, though J. Burn, New street, Covent garden, grocer. Solicitors, Messrs Tate and four reputable householders had done so.

Johnston, Copthall buildings, Throgmorton street. The last poiut I have to mention is, the necessity of punctually paying W. Craven, w. c. Thornthwaite, W. Ryland and J. Wills, Fleet street, premium on or before the last day of each year. It is the practice of the London, ironmongers. Solicitor, Mr T. Sidney Hewett, Tokenhouse Insurance Offices to allow fifteen days after the expiration of each year, yard, Lothbury. for the payment of the next year's premium ; but it has been decided, R. Reid Hight sireet, Marylabonne, upholsterer. Solicitor, Mr Cole, that if a fire happen in the course of those fifteen days, before the pay- / . Great Charlotte street, Blackfriars road. ment of the premium, the office is not liable ; so that, during the additional T. Gregory, Ealing, Middlesex, bookseller. Solicitors, Messrs Hallet time thos allowed, the persons whose policies have expired are not in and Henderson, Northumberland street, Marylabonne.' fact insured at all, until ihe renewed payment has been actually made, though the allowance of time is calculated to impress them with an idea of their being quite safe, provided they pay the premium before the The Funds.—There has been a sensible decline in Consols during fifteen days are out, which is a dangerous delusion, as some have found the latter part of the week, the assigned cause of which is an asserted to their sorrow, if not to their ruin.

resolution on the part of the Bank to make no more advances upon Stock. I remain, Sir, your's respectfully, Much transaction has however taken place, which is not the case with October 11, 1825.

R. J. E. the Foreign market, where the business continues exceedingly slack. A

new Company, called the " Share Investment Company," has been insti.

tuted, the object of which is to purchase shares in other Companies, 20FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. cording to the opinion upon investigation of a Court of Directors-Smoke

upon Smoke. Latest quotations:-PARIS, Oct. 16.-A courier extraordinary has been dispatched from Consols, 871

| New 4 per Cents. 103

Reduced, số7 87 Munich, to announce the death of his Majesty the King of Bavaria, Max

Consols for Account, 877

3) per Cents, reduced, 942 imilian Joseph. This Monarch was seized by apoplexy on the 13th inst.

PRICES OF FOREIGN STOCKS YESTERDAY. The Prince Royal (Charles Louis Augustus) heir to the Crown, is thirty Brazilian Bonds, 78}

Neapolitan Bouds (1821) S7 nine years of age. He married in 1810 a Princess of Saxe Hildeburghausen. Ditto Scrip (1825) Account, 8

Russian Bonds (1822) for Acc. 923

Colombian Bonds (1924) 75 5 The Late King Joseph Maximilian was, before the Revolution, Colonel

Spanish 5 per Cents, 171

Ditto Account, 747 5 5 of a regiment of Alsace, in the service of France, and went by the name

Ditto for Account, 174 1
Mexican Bonds Account, 71

Ditto 510, 174 % of Prince Maximilian. The connections which he had formed during his Ditto Scrip (1825) 878 8 dis.

Ditto (1823) 13 residence in France, proved beneficial to numbers of emigrant officers, Ditto Account, 84 74 88 dis. who found in his States assistance and protection. The news was spread this morning, that the Prince of Savoy-Carignan, who had the honour It is wrong to charge Lord Sidmouth with baving invented the famens of gaining the epaulettes of a French grenadier at the attack of the Tro- doctrine of imprisonment “ on suspicion of libel,” for it was Irish law is cadero, had also sunk under an apoplectic attack.

the reign of Charles I, whose deputy, Lord Strafford, imprisoned Sir His Majesty has just made Sir Thomas Lawrence (who was sent by the Pierce Crosbie for the space of 18 days in the Castle of Dublin, « on the King of England to take his portrait) a present of the most beautiful pro- bare suspicion of a libel." Strafford lost his head afterwards for his Iria ductions of the manufactory of Seyre. These articles, by the beauty of Ilaw.


depend for subsiste te: bat if Government abstain from improper interferences, if they content themselves with protecting the masters from

piolence, and the men who are willing to work for them from illegal intimidaLONDON, OCTOBER 23, 1825.

tion, the contumacious and unreasonable part of the operatives will become

sensible of their error, and things will regain quietly their proper level. Accounts from Greece seem very forcibly to indicate that the present We can no more doubt, as we have often intimated, the right of the ope.' campaign, like all the preceding ones, will pass away without any ratives to assist each other to store up their labour and thus enhance its' decisive result. It is now ascertained that I BRAUIM Pachk has pro

value, than we can that of the masters to withhold their capital, to divert ceeded to Navarino or Modon, to await reinforcements from Egypt,

it into other channels, or to destroy it altogether if they think proper, and having left a body of 4 or 5000 in Tripolizza, which force has been

leave the operatives to starve. The principle on which the operatives are since much lessened by engagements with the Greeks. Some accounts

acting, is at work in every trade and profession and in every department of say, that in August the communication between Tripolizza and the its operation altogether iniquitous and indefensible.' The East India Pro

the State. In some departments it is coupled with power, which renders Turkish fortresses, Coron, Modon, and Navarino, was free; but others prietors keep the majority of our old maids peevish by combining to raise state that it has subsequently been interrupted by a respectable ihe price of tea; the Landed Proprietors combine to raise the price of Greek force under COLOCOTRONI. Meantime Missolonghi has repel- bread? but who dare speak of “the discipline of the bayonet and the led all the attacks of the enemy, and everything tends to render it bangman" to them? We trust a good deal to the wisdoin and uprightness improbable that IBRAHIM PACHA can resume operations before the of some of our present Ministers; but we cannot shut our eyes to the fact season becomes unfavourable; and if so, the Greeks will not only that the operatives are not sufficiently represented in Parliament, and are gain time, but in reality begin the next campaign under much more

under much more not without apprehensions for its consequences. Let them combine for favourable circumstances. One conviction, which before that time

the purpose of effecting a Reform in that quarter, as strenuously as they must become general, may do much of itself: we allude to that

| bave done to raise their wages, and they will hear no more of “the disci. which terminates every foundationless reliance upon any resources

pline of the bayonet and the hangman" as a check upon the exercise of except their own, aided only by the spontaneous efforts of individuals

their inalienable rights.-Dundee Advertiser. whom religious and political sympathies gain over to their cause.

BLACKWOOD's MAGAZINE.-Surprise has frequently been expressed, According to the American papers, one Major Noah has purchased

that any respectable London publisher would consent to become the agent

for the sale of such a work. Shortly after its establishment,-as soon a large territory on the banks of the Niagara, and has issued an invi.

indeed as it commenced its infamous attacks on private character, it was tation to the Jews of all countries to come and settle in this new

given up by one of the most respectable houses in the city-that of BALDLand of Promise. It is not known that Messrs Rothschild intend

win, CRADOCK, and Joy. Mi Joun MURRAY, in spite of this example, · to accept the invitation.

then undertook the agency; and though it is abundantly manifest that

Mr John MURRAY is not ove nice eitber in what he says or does, he We have received from Paris the printed particulars of the new Haytian soon saw reason to drop this BLACKWOOD, as the Irish say, “ like a hot Loan. The amount is to be thirty millions of francs, redeemable in potatoe." Notwithstanding this double abandonment, notwithstanding twenty-five years, by a series of a twenty-Gfth part every year. The in-lihat the Magazine had gone on increasing in infamy as it 'advanced in terest is six per cent., payable every balf year, commencing with the 1st age,-ngt withstanding its base attacks on one day and its abject'submisof July 1826; the annual redemption will take place by lot under the sions on another,-a third agent was found in the person of Mr CADELL, superintendance of Messrs Ternaux, Gandolphe, and Co. The biddings who, previously of good reputation (we allude to him only as a man of for the loan are to be made on Wednesday next, at two o'clock, P. M. at business) condescended to form a connexion with a man whom even the botel of M. Ternaux, in Paris, by sealed tenders, under the usual con- Mr John MURRAY bad thought it decent and necessary to cut! Mr ditions, and particularly a guarantee for the performance of the contract, toCADELL's partiality for BLACKWOOD seems to be of the same the amount of three millions of francs, either in specie or inscriptions of unaccountable description as that of some mothers for their ugliest 5 per cent. Rentes at par; or 3 per cents. at 75. The loan will be as- and most reprobate offspring. Let the Northern Thersites grossly signed to the highest bidder.-Globe and Traveller- Saturday.

libel a man in one Number, and fulsomely praise bim in the nextThe late Proclamation of our Government, as far as regards the probilet him swagger like PAROLLES or THEODORE Hook one month, nad bition to export arms and ammunition to the Greeks, will be attended with go down on his knees to avert a prosecution or a cudgelling the next no effect upon the cause of that people. The last accounts from the Conti- let bim, in short, become as notorious for abjectness of spirit as for falsenent brought intelligence of shipments about to be made from the opposite hood and blackguardism,~Mr CADBLL seems only to hug him the closer, coast. Indeed, wherever there is a demand for goods (with money) there will and to take a tenderer interest in his worthless doings ! Mr CADELL be a supply. There is one striking instance of this fact in the present war however had better pause a little, before he again suffers ruffian invitations in India, as it is notorious the Burmese are now fighting with arms sup to murder to go forth with his name appended to them. He'must be plied from London. Two cargoes that were first offered to the authorities aware that the next person suffering under the Blackguard (that is, the at Calcutta and refused, were afterwards disposed of to the Burmese.- Blackwood) discipline, may not be so easily bamboozled as the Member Globe and Traveller.

for Galway, and be induced to forfeit his word by the simple administraWe understand actions will immediately be bronght against the officers tion of a single dose of flummery, the very offer of which should have of the Customs for the illegal detention of the two vessels seized on their served only to increase his loathing, and to strengthen the resolution he voyage to Greece.

had taken to abate the nuisance.—Mr CADBLL however sins in despite of SLAVBRY.--On Thursday a County Meeting, convened by the High-bis better knowledge-in the teeth of all example and warning; and if be Sheriff, was held in the Towo-hall, Norwich, which was attended by thus chooses to aid in the dissemination of slander and scurrillity, he must Lords Suffield, Calthorpe, and W. Bentinck, Dr Lushington, Mr Bux- be content to share in the odium as well as the profit of such labour. too, Mr Joseph Gurney, and many other distinguished advocates of He shall not “ do ill by stealth ;" he shall be made to "blush to find it humanity. Several excellent speeches were delivered, and a Petition to fame;" for in some respects his conduct is less defensible even than Parliament was carried, praying for the immediate mitigation of Slavery, BLACKWOOD's. The Northern culprit may at times be warmed into and its extinction at the earliest safe and practicable period; Lord passion by the resistance excited by his unwarrantable publications, Suffield, in bis speech, mentioned the case of a woman, who had been whereas the Southern offender circulates the poison upon a cool calculaobliged to pick coffee on her knees because her advanced state of preg- tion of pecuniary advantage. Then again, BLACKWOOD, we suppose, nancy prevented her from stooping, and who, when she did not pick does not pretend to anything like a character for decorum; while Mr enough to please her task master, was flogged with the whip (Cries of CADELL would seem to be a very staid and precise person-one who Shame). The consequence was, that on the following day premature would wish to be thought quite incapable of indulging in personal satire Jabour came on, and she was delivered of a child, which had one arm and abuse. Some respect for decency and truth is therefore 'expected broken ond one eye sunk in its bead (Loud cries of " horrid! horrid .'"'). from him ; but if he will go on aiding others in lacerating the feelings

COMBINATION.-The Times informs us, that the Cabinet has been occu, and depreciating the characters of his betters, he must take the consepied at its recent meetings with the subject of combination; and talks quences of bis crooked policy, and divide the guilt as well as the gain very protentously, and, we apprehend, very illogically, regarding “the with bis worthless associate. spirit which bas for some time directed the combinations of the working

The son of Sir Walter Scott, now in Ireland with his regiment, has classes against their employers.” It is given as “ the well-weighed opio been lately appointed Aide-camp to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland. nion" of the Times, thai" if this spirit proceeds as it threatens, neither lawful authority nor private property will be worth so much as five years'

M . MAZURIER arrived in London from Paris on Friday night, and will parchase” from the date at which the article was written. Yet in the

the make his first appearance in this country in a few days at Covent Garden same article we read of the possibility of the masters putting down the

Theatre. The part of Polichinel, which first made his reputation on the « dishonest cupidity" of the work men by in flexible determination, and, | Continent, will be the character in which be will make his debut. by a sacrifioe of six or eight weeks' profits on their capital, securing its An unmanly ruffian secreted himself in Miss Foote's bedchamber, the beneficial employment for a whole generation to come." And who can other evening, at her botel, iu Edinburgh, most undoubtedly for an un. doubt the possibility of this? Where then is the necessity for the Minis. worthy purpose. Miss Foots bad retired to rest, when this person was ters looking to it," as the Times advises them, and for talking, as it dissovered by the noise and confosion be made in moving from bis hiding does, of “the discipline of the bayonet and the hangman?" We do think place. The lady immediately called out, and alarmed the house, but the that the operatives are carrying matters too far--that in some instances ruffian escaped before any body arrived; there is, however, some clue by their measures bave a tendency to destroy the capital on which they must which it is thought he will be discovered. Morning Chronicle.

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