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uit V N M TN par 1941PT N be saved if possible. I some characteristic results of this growing dissent aeriselug91 LONDON, NOVEMBER 27, 1825."
We derive unfeigned pleasure from the recent adoption by the go1384! 91 lo faamdeile The
vernment of an enlightened and humane policy in regard to the The most interesting foreign news of the week is made up of ac- publ
publication of opinion on religious topics, We view in it the sileot counts of proceeding's against the Paris Journals the Constitutionnel
titutionnell but sure triumph of truth and experience over prejudice and intoleand Courier Français, on the part of the French Advocate-General.rance. Great and obstinate indeed has been the sway of persecuting for what is denominated the spirit of their conduct in regard to
error in this country, and dearly have we paid, and (in Ireland) still religion, meaning the renovated superstition and fanaticism which are paying for it. But the time has at length arrived, we trust, when have returned with the Bourbons. Our owu libel-law is but a curious intolerance is exploded from the theory of government, and the grand sort of matter; but'a BOURBON Cabinet alone, with a profession of truth recognised, that every fuithe must be injured by the endeavour to respect for the freedom of the press, could institute a prosecution on 150!
non stitie forcibly the publication of hostile opinions. We say nothing here tendencies instead of facts, and opinions in lieu of allerrations. The of the cruelty and injustice of persecution; an abstract sense of that, complaint" in so many words is that the silly and fanatical portion of we fear, would never alone counteract the bad passions which atteod the priesthood are occasionally exposed by the truth being told of religious bigotry in power; but we believe that domestic experience, them : and this is called attacking religion! Their absurdities musi and the example of foreign states, have wrought in our Rulers the be concealed their intolerance passed over in silence; as well as the
conviction that Christianity has severely suffered from the interference interested and theological war they wage against all education but that of the law in its behalf; and that it is the part of a prudent govertiwhich, being soiled and defecated through their own exclusive me
ment to avoid producing theological irritation among its subjects by dium, is worse than none at all. The periodical press is not entitled
ess is not entitled acts of unreasoning and obnoxious power. , in France to a Jury in this species of prosecution; and the evident
ind the evident l , The liberation of Richard CARLILE would not alone have war
! intention is, by the high hand of authority, to cramó and put down the ranted these remarks; for the most prejudiced members of the cabinet only journals which are not either Government property, or dependent
could hardly have advised the longer detention of that courageous for a licence on its will. Ilitherto the pleading of the AdvocATE
victim of intolerance ; but there are other signs of a change of policy GENERAL asserts nothing on the part of the journals complained off on this subject, too plain to be mistaken. The stupid and degrading which in England would be deemed beyond a fairexpression of opinion,
persecution of the successive tenants of Mr CARLILE's shop in Fleet except a few points of mis-statement, which every newspaper is liable
street has for some time ceased; and we would venture a good wager, to and willing to rectify, but which, whether or not, ought to be tried
that a considerable diminution has consequently taken place in the on their own merits. If this prosecution succeed, the French public
sale of his publications. Not even the senseless clainour of the will not long possess'even that poor shadow of a free press which
fanatical portion of the Tories could stimulate the ministers to a repeated violations of the Charter, in regard to it, have up to this time
renewal of the undignified and losing game of creating martyrs to allowed. The case is clear; the ascendancy of an encroaching Priest
infidelity. Very recently the New Timos made an insane Outcry hood, especially when flanked by Monks and Jesuits, is incompatible about a print exhibited in the shop of Richard CARLILE, embodywith a free circulation of opinion; and if matters long take their
ing the attributes of JEHOVAH as described in the Old Testament: day course, in this direction, the present ticklish freedom of the French
after day did Slop call upon the City and State Authorities to suppress Protestants will as certainly disappear, as the Edict of Nantz so trea
forcibly this blasphemous, horrible, andacious, &c. &c. exhibition ; cherously reyoked against their ancestors. .
but the parties thus invoked were too wise to cause unseemly discus. Were we speaking, however, nationally instead of individually, and
sions in a court of law, for the abstract satisfaction of imprisoning a oni general principle, on this subject, we confess that our own Irish
poor lad or two; and presently Slop took the hint and held his tongue. history gives us no right to expatiate upon similar conduct in France
The creatures of power have a quick instinct in discovering the wishes or any other country,-a remark which is forcibly elicited by an event
of their masters : here within these few days we have had the Lord in the United States. The Irish inhabitants of New York, it seems
Mayor (a Mr VENABLES, a mere commonplace Alderman) talking of including a number of the United Irishmen who emigrated dur
| treating attacks on Christianity with contempl, as the only weapon ing the rebellion--have held a meeting, in order to frame an Ad
proper for the supporters of truth! We quote from the daily papers dress to the Catholics of Ireland on the subject of their late defeat.--
of Tuesday: It is composed by the celebrated Dr MacNEVEN, and is an able and
“Christian EVIDENCE SOCIETY. Yesterday the Lord Mayor stated
he had received several letters complaioing that measures were not taken animated production, which, setting aside the question of religion, to prevent the above Society from meeting for blasphemous discussions. demonstrates that Ireland can never tourish but with such an enlarge His Lordship admitted that the irreligious conduct of the persons who ment of political freedom as gives equal rights to all, and consequently promoted and supported the iniquitous objects of the Society was dismakes religion, as in America, an affair of the heart and of the indi gusting in the extreme; but he felt confident that the truths of Chris. vidual. It further recommends the renewal of a local legislation, | tianity would be in no danger from the efforts of this Society, whose without separation,-above all things deprecates merc religious dis
exertions were too contemptible to do any mischief.". putation, and earnestly calls upon the Irish opposing leaders to study
The next day, a foolish person named Barhan, the landlord of a and be guided by the spirit of the happy constitution of the United tavern in Ludgate hill, applied to his 'Lordship with a canting story States. All this is pithy enough ; but the Meeting proceeded further, about having unwittingly let to the Society in question a room to and absolutely carried resolutions to disseminate statements through meet in at his house, and his exceeding horror when he learned, by out all the South American Republics and Independencies, to explain the publication of the above paragraph, the magisterial opinion of the the treatment and situation of six millions of Irish Catholics in a Society. The pious publican was very nervous about the religious country which is assuming so high a tone of liberality to all the rest of character of his tavern, and professed great' alarm lest theologiea! the world. So much for the operation of our Anti-Catholic policy on discussions in one of his ruoins should taint the whole 'edifice, and the Irish Catholics of the United States; but we are sorry to say, that make it offensive to the nostrils of the orthodox. He wanted the Lord the open, manly, and sensible tone of the Address, is as likely to be
Mayor to encourage him in violating his agreement in regard to the uocongenial with the Catholic Leaders of the hour, as with those of next meeting of the Society in the room they had hired of him. His the opposite faction, Goaded into irritation, they are beginning to Lordship, however, took all this fuming very coolly, merely expressing talk more like seraphical” Doctors than clear-tninded politicians, his astonishment that people could be found to pay attention to any and to be arguing the saperiority of their Church, rather than the | discussions so “ contemptible," and dismissing the unhappy lande grand principle, that no Church ought to monopolize civil rights, or
lord with the simple remark, that there did not appear to be any deprive a man of the privileges of a citizen for the variation of his likelihood of a breach of the peace on the part of the Society. creed. Mr O'CONNELL must alter the inscription" on his lately. Whereat mine host of the Belle-Sauvage was forcer to conteat himassumed labarum: Catbolic superiority is not the 'sign by which he will self, his hot zeal being chilled by this cold official rebuff 17 or ought to conquer; it interferes too materially with the only sound Once more,--we heartily rejoice at the wise and liberal determinaand practical state of the fact,-Catholic equality of civil claim. tion of Government in this matter. The present Ministers have done
Prom the tone assumed by the French Ministerial papers, it is several things productive of current popularity; but their discountethought that France is seeking to form some agreement between dance of religious intolerance will secure them an honourable and Spain and the New American Governments, in emulation of our merited place in history. arrangement between Portugal and Brazil, and in the spirit of her There is a curious article in a Brussels paper, under date af. Ghent, own settlement with Hayti. The fact is, she perceives the necessity November 17, upon the policy of the Government of the Netherlands. of a more intimate connexion with the new States, to ensure a due From the manner in which this journal (not yet relieved from control) participation of the commerciah and political advantages that will speaks of the intentions of the Goveróment, we can feels little doubt otherwise be itretrievably thrown into rival channels, Cuba also must I of its being official. The writer sets out with a contrast between the bigoted and unpopular retrogading of the French BOURBONS, and the WESTERN LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTIONA general meeting enlightened progress of the Netherlands Legislature. After remarking of the members of this institution was held on Thursday evening at the that there is still much to accomplish in this noble career, he intimates Freemasons! Tavern, for the purpose of receiving a report from the that official attention is turned to the means of relieving from its Provisional Committee appointed to frame 2 body of regulations for fetters that powerful auxiliary of honest government, a free press.
the Society. Mr Thomas Campbell haying been called to the chair, con" It is now affirmed," he proceeds, “that most positive orders have
gratulated the members upon the soccessful establishment of the Institu
tion displayed by the crowded appearance of this their seennd spablier just been given, that the greatest toleration shall be exercised towards
meeting, which he compared to a full sunrise, preceded by the promise ofi, writers who confine themselves to pointing out public abuses and
a fine dawn. " After a few other introductory observations frou the chair, a criticising the measures of Government, without attacking the reputa report was read by the Chairman of the Provisional Committee, which, tion and individual rights of the Citizen. It is too great and too strong after stating the number of members at present to be 451 and setting forth to desire to revenge itself for an unjust censure, which meets its punish the names of several gentleaien of literature and science who had volan ment in the general disapprobation, and too much the friend of the people teered to give lectures to the society on different subjecis, proceeded to ** not to desire to be enlightened by a criticism which is always salutary detail the various donations already presented to them, a imongst which
detail the various donations already presented to th when it is reasonable and well founded."-That single sentence contains
were 501. and a set of chemical apparatus, by Mr H. Drummond; 150" the pith of a whole treatise in behalf of the liberty of the press": its
volumes of books, by Mr P. Moore, and 303 volumes by the Society for brief but energetic appeal to common sense, is sufficient to sweep
Mutual Improrement. The report also'stated, that the rooms belonging to away a thousand slavish and timid suggestions of danger. What a
the Society of British Artists, in Suffolk street, Charing cross, had been'!
hired for three months to begin with. The report having been received, glorious triumph for sound principle and for intellect, if the honest
the Chairman of the Committee next read over a humerous body of regoo. and zealous Rulers of the Netherlands should ground a law upon the latioos, which were adopted by the meeting, with a few alterations. sentiment above - expressed, and exhibit to Europe the irresistible Thanks were yoted to the donors of the Institution, to the Chairman, (of example of a just Government finding a powerful ally in a press whom it was observed, that his exertions had inainly contributed to realize , possessing the completest liberty!
their “ Pleasures of Hope”) and to the Provisional Committee.
We are glad to perceive that a Mechanics Institution for Rothephithe... PUBLIC OPINION IN IRBLAND.- Ireland, a country which has been Bermondsey, and their vicinities, is about to be established. A meeting, described by all English writers of authority, as one of the most important we see, is advertized for to-morrow, under the auspices of Messrs. and productive islands in the world, stands within five hours sail of Great Brougham, Birkbeck, Brunel, Donkin, Partington, and other friends to Britain; she bas, perhaps, eight millions of inhabitants. Six millions at the improvement of the human race. least of those inbabitants, forlunately or unfortunately we will not stop to SubscriptiON FOR TAB Spanish Opficer.-H. F. North, 11.'. inqnire, are Catholics. The law of the land- the law that is to govern
The celebrated German writer, Jean Paul Richter, died at Baireath, an the eight millions--the law which the Government says is to make the
the 14th instant. eight millions contented, puts the six millions of Catholics under various disabilities, pains, penalties and degradations. The six millions, with
Me CHARLES Kaye. The papers say, that the deficiences of Mr Charles, their prelates, their nobility, their gentry, professional men, traders,
Kaye (late of the firm of Kaye and Freshfield, Solicitors to the Bapk) are farmers, peasantry, protest against the law, and loudly call for its imme
estimated at the very extent at 50,0001., and that his conduct in no way diate repeal. But this is not all. The two millions that remain behind
implicates the credit of the house to which he was attached. 'It wis, it is boast, and justly boast, of great rank, infuence, wealth, and power,
said, the discovery of a fraudulent application of 6,0001., in 'his character arising from the proprietorship of the soil; and then come forward all
of trustee, that induced him to leave England. -those great proprietors in n body, backing the six millions, condemping,
MR WOOLER.--This gentleman, ay may be known to our readers, has with them, the existence of the penal code; stigmatizing it as unjust, un- for some time been desirous of employing his talents in the law,' and for constitutional, and unwise. Tbis is really the state of public opinion in that purpose lately petitioned the Benchers of Lincoln's lon, to be adIreland.-Dublin Weekly Register.
mitted a member, which that « Hon. Society," refused without condeLORD NORBURY.-Tbe Dublin Morning Register contains an account scending to assign a reason. Yesterday Mc Wooler moved abc Court of of a charge of Lord Norbury, on a trial of the right of presentation to a King's Beach for a mandamus to enforce his admissjon, wbich he de living in Ulster, which has been litigated between the Primate and Tri manded botlı as a matter of law and of common sense and justice, not nity College, Dublin. Jokes upon the judgment seat, liberally indulged supposing that the court would recognize so arbitrary a power as that in, are at best injudicious, as they tend to turn the aiiention, both of the assumed by the Benchers, to exclude any person whatever from a public utterer and ibe hearers, from the matters which they ougbt to attend to. I profession at their mere irresponsible will and pleasure. The Judges But the jokes attributed to the facetivus Judye in question do not seem to however decided that the Inas of Court were voluntary societies, and had bave the merit,--the only one which in such a person can belong to them,
therefore the right to admit or refuse whomever they pleased.--Appliou-of good nature; and are calculated as much 10 ronse the passions as to tion refused. . .
. distract the judgment. They seemn studiously levelled at the sore places of Irish Society. The Noble person is too old to change but perhaps not to be changed.-Globe and Trareller.
jos 2011 NEWSPAPER CHAT.. .! HORRIBLE STATB OF THE Court of ChanceRY-On the 11th January last there were pending, and ready for hearing,
CHARACTER OF WARŘEN HASTINGS.-He (Mr Sheridan) saw nothing Appeals ......
great, nothing magnanimous, nothing open, nothing direct, in his meaPleas and Demurrers ................................... 43 sures or in his mind. On the contrary, he had too often pursued the Causes before the Lord Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor.... 401
worst objects by the worst ineans. His conrse was an elernal deviation Exceptions and Further Directjous before ditto ..............
from rectitude; he either tyrannised or deceived, and was by turns '* Bankrupt Petitions before the Lord Chancellor (principally Ap Dionysius and a Scapin, As well might the writhing obligaity of the peals) .............
serpent be compared to the swift directness of the arrow, as the duplicity Do. before the Vice Chancellor.........
233 of Mr Hastings's ambition to the simple steadiness of genuine magna, Cause Petitions hefore the Lord Chancellor ....
79 nimity, In bis mind all was shuffling, ambiguous, dark, insidious, and Lunatic Petitions before Do........
38 little-nothing simple, nothing unmixed-all affected piainness and Cause Petitions before the Vice-Chancellor ....
Tactual dissimulation-a heterogeneous mass of contradictory qualities, Motions before the Lord Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor..lonumerable with nothiug great but his crimes; and even those contrasted by the Canses, Exceptions, and Further Directions before the Master littleness of his motives, which at once denoted both his baseness and his of the Rolls .......
294 meanness, and marked him for a traitor and a trickster. Nay, in his Peticions do: .......
... 60 style and writing there was the same mixture of vicious contrarieties : ' Making a total (exclusive of inotions to be made, aud of judgments pend- the most grovelling ideas were conveyed in the most ioflared language, ing before the Lord Chancellor) of 1577. This list cannot, if the cases giving mock consequence to low cavils, and uttering quibbles in heroics ; are fully and properly heard, be got thisough in less than four or five years so that his compositions disgusted the mind's taste, as inuch as his actions at soonest-in inany cases the parties must consume the same time in the excited the soul's abhorrence, Master's office-when they have waded through that sink of expence and On Thursday week the Earl Grosvenor commenced the building of delay, they must wait abont three years more before their cause is heard Belgrave-square, which will be in the finest style of architecture. The
on further directions they are then liable to have an appeal to the Lord four sides are to be uniform, of the florid Corinthian order. We under. i Chancellor, and from four to six years more must elapse before it can be stand that the whole square will be finished in two years. heard; and how many years before they obtain judgment, no man can
li tell.-Morning Chronicle.
' STRED-B910$ sit Select VESTRIES – On the Court of King's Bonch on Friday, a motion
VARIED and beautiful as are the dyes
* 4 priedo argen.in
here was made on behalf of Mr Fenn, a Parishioner of St Martin in the fields,
Einbosom'd in the West when daylight dies,
yran oles, diu Fyr** foran order against the Churcli wardens of that Parish, to compel them to
Lingers thy voice upon the raptur'd ear permit the said Mr F. to examine and take such copies of any books or
Low murin'ring, now, like night-winds passing by writings in the Vestry as ke may think necessary, to try the important in Upon the sea; and now, like torrents dear, ex *17* question whether there is a legal Select Vestrý or not, to govern the above i s i That grandly swellig lofty majesty and ; 34;?
:.... 1 Parish, The motion was granted. I 'It is k ito C!9] 21 .2,. It breathes Around, so sweet, so soft, so clear-MBTA..
dinner to his del BC, an eminent coachmalspung man of very dimi
SCULPTURE. Artists and Amateursspeak highly of a piece of Sculpture 'Loss of LIFE. -Why should we fear to lose a thing, which, being ust finished by Mr Westmacott, representing a * Nymph and Zephyr." lost, cannot be regretted? And since, moreover, we are threatened with For beauty of form and countenance, grace of attitude, and exquisite death of so many various kinds, is it not worse to fear them all, than to finish, it is described as a master-piece of art; and those who saw, in the suffer one of them? And what matters it when it happens, since it is last Exhibition of the Royal Academy, the Mother and Child," by this unavoidable? Socrates being told that the Thirty Tyrants had cos. accomplisbed Sculptor, will readily believe all that is said in praise of demned him to die,-" And so has Nature them," said he. What a this new work. It will, we learn, adorn the Gallery of Sir John Leices folly it is for us to a fict ourselves about a passage that exempts us from ter, in Hill street; so that it will not be quite lost to the public eye, as all trouble! As our birth brought us the birth of all things, so when we that worthy Baronet annually indulges the public with a view of those die, all things to Os will be dead. Therefore to lament that we shall not fioe native productions which he has collected with so much taste and be alive a hundred years hence, is as absurd as to be sorry that we were liberality.
not in the land of the living a hundred years ago. Death is the beginEMBELLISHED PERIODICALS.—Two of these elegant publications for ning of anolher life. Só did we weep, and so much it cost us, to 1826, are now before us, the “ Forget me Not" and the Literary Sou- enter this, and so did we put off our former veil, when we entered this venir."- The former is as tasteful a production as any of the preceding. present state. Nothing can be a grievance that is but for once ; and is it Many of the literary pieces are highly pleasing, and some of ihe embel- reasonable to be so long in fear of a thing that is of so short a duratico? lishments are unsurpassablethe Athenian Convent, and the Bridge of A long life, and a short life, are by deathi made all one; for there is no Sighs, for instance mengraved by Le Keux after a drawing by Prout, long nor short to things that are no more.- Montaigne. which, for brilliancy of effect, delicacy of execution, and picturesque A GOOD COUNTRY DILIGENCE.-The diligence from Brussels to Actappearance must be ranked among the choicest specimens of Fine Art w erp is a ponderous double-bodied vehicle, calculated to hold about The “Literary Souvenir” keeps up, or rather increases, its attractions, sixteen persons inside, independent of those in front: the top is piled As we turn over its delicate leaves, we are led repeatedly to exclaim, with luggage, and a long inscription round the body purports that it is - Beautiful-most beautiful !" The Designers and Engravers have in an accelerated conveyance. The horses, three io number, are placed all this number been almost equally successful. The Rivals and Loyers' abreast, and harnessed with the utmost simplicity, with ropes for traces, Quarrel are very characteristic and elegant prints ;-the Forsaken is a la rusty collar, and reins to match, innocent of bridle to sustain the head, charming female figure, most admirably engraven; and the Kiss, from blinders, crupper, or auy other leathern incumbrance; and being of a Retsch's design, is at once graceful, spirited, and tender. The landscape heavy, broad-backed breed, undocked, and without a spark of melle, pieces, Bolton Abbey, Windsor's proud and picturesque Castle, and they run along poking forward their heads, switching about their loog Richmond Hill, with the sky lighted up in Turner's happy manner,- tails, more like pigs than steeds, and often several feet apart. The cen. are all admirable performances. Then the literary department is by no ducteur or driver has little in common with our dandy mail-coechman. means deficient in talent ;--the Forsaken, the First Kiss, and My God. A lumbering Fleming, of Dutch conformation, with short neck, and father, are among the best contributions:-in short, the work altogether
shoulders nearly 4 yard across, in a greasy jackét, and little flat cap to Teflects great credit oh its tastefuil Editor and judicious publishers.
set off his broad cheeks, nits in the midst of four or five mynheers on the THE SINGING Dwarf.–Drury-lane, Theatre is about to have an extra
box, holds most ungracefully the single pair of reins in boih hands, and ordinary musical acquisition in the person of a young man of very dimi
occasionally trusts them to one hand whilst he brándiales a cart whip, mutive size. , Mr Birch, an eminent coachmaker, some days ago gave a which descends with uncouth thiwack upon the rump of the beasts before dinner to his establishment in his workshops, and he invited Mr Dunn, I him.' Alter all, this assemblage of clumsiness in the resisting, the mor. of Drury-lane Theatre, and Mr Smith, the bass siuger, and other gentle-ing, and the guiding powers, contrives to travel at the rate of six miles men, to be of the party. Yearly 100 sat down to dinner, and, after some an hour, the roads favouring it as much as possible. - Leeds Mercury. songs, suddenly a voice of surpassing sweetness was heard in the room, ProVINCIAL BANK OF IRELAND.-The Provincial Bank; it seems, on but from whence it issued was not discoverable. The company stared at Tuesday, commenced business in Clonmel; lodgments have been already each other in astonishment. Every one declared that he never heard made to a considerable extent..-Dublin papers. such tones except from the throat of Catalaní. "The applause at the con- | PROVINCIAL NOTES.-At the rent-day of Sir H. P. Hoghton, Bart. ini clusion of the song was such as might be expected, and there arose a Walton-le-dale, yesterday week, it was announced to the tenants, that in diectission about the sex of the melodist.' The almost universal opinion | future no kind of provincial notes would be taken.- Manchester Advertiser. was, that'such tones could come from nobody but a woman. George The Cambr
The Cambridge Independent contains an account of the bodies of two Smith was of a different opinion; he said he believed the voice to be
I persons to be buried having arrived a short time too late, at Madea, a that of a young man; and soon afterwards the body of a coach, which
parish in Cambridgeshire, when the Rev. Mr Neal, who acts as carate, lay at the upper end of the workshop, was opened, and out stepped a
mounted his horse and rode home, and no persuasions could bring him male dwarf, about 22 or 23 years of age. The qualifications of this little
back, although the corpses arrived in sufficient time for å parishioner to person were at once made known to the managers of Drury-lane Thea
overtake the Rev. Curate before he reached home, a distance of pot more tre, who immediately, upon the recommendation of the professional men
than two miles from the church. "The singers were present they sang a who heard him sing, engaged him. His voice is, we understand, in all
funeral psalm over the bodies, and then interred them."; the upper tones, precisely like Catalani's; and in the lower, it bears à
On Friday and Saturday, upwards of one hundred sail of vessels vent close resemblance to Mrs Bland's. Mr Birch had accidentally heard him joining in a glee with two other poor ragged creatures in the street,
out of Ramsgate Harbour, bound to the westward. Amongst that num. and humanely determined to give him a chance of bettering his condi
ber was a large Swedish brig, the North Pole; the capiain of which, a tion. It is iotended, we believe, that he shall sing without an accoropa
fine healthy man, at the age of 80 years, says he has a father living and niment on the first night of his appearance.- Times,
well in Sweden, at the great age of 132 years, and also a inother living
and well, at the age of 122 years!—Sussex paper. NoyEL SPORTING. Hoary matrops and other superannuated believers
A few days ago, Mr Turner, of Horsham, caught in his mill-pood a in omens have received an indubitable corroboration of previous predic
pike weighing 15 pounds, in the stomach of which was found a king's tions respecting the ensuing severity of the season. On Friday, a phea.
fisher, which, from the state of its plumage, could not have been leng sant, at noon-day, perched, in the South street, Perth, on the top of a
la gorged. chimney. The beautifully-enamelled plumage of the feathery visitant
DANCING MATRONS.—T'he propensity of the Vienna ladies for dancing, strongly excited the curiosity of all the idlers in the neighbourhood. As
as and going to carnival massquerades, was so determioed, that nothing was it is always instructive to note the concatenauon of those causes and effects permitted to interfere with the enjoyment of their favourite amusement which prove eventful either to men or to birds, we must solicit the ad
nay, so notorious was it, that, for the sake of ladies in the family way, vertence of readers to the sequel of our narrative. No sooner had the
there were apartments, prepared with every convenience for their fatigued pheasant appropriated the sooty funnel for its temporary resting
accouchement; and I have been gravely told, and almost believe, that place, than a pensionless veteran-who on many a field-day, at the base
there have actually been instances of the utility of the arrangement.of the juuting-cliff, had expelled the bull's eye-exclaimed, " A fine
Kelly's Reminiscences. shot !" He forthwith procured a flask and a firelock, presented, fired,
ANOTHER CALCULATING Boy. A most interesting exhibition took and ere Echo bad responded the report, the hapless fowl had fallen hite-place on Monday, at the meeting of the Scientific Society, iu, Gork.": M less. The feelings expressed by the spectators were various: 'Some ap- l Hall introduced
isome ap: Hall introduced, a bov, named Jobo Flyn, who has but lately completed plauded the dexterity of the musketeer-some deplored mne satanty of his 11th year; his father is a small shoemaker, residing in Cork. This the shot, and, Quaker-like, deprecated the conjunction of guns and gun- boy has been educated at the Monastery school, and was considerably powder on any account whatever. Let not rural knights to whom a par
advanced in arithmetic before bis extraordinary power of mentalealeatiał legislation has legalized an exclusive right to the gallinaceous and
lation manifested itself. Several questions were put 19. the boy by the other feet and Aying tribes, become querulous at this instance of dame
members, among whoin he created great astonish menu by che readiness killing: Since Mr Canning, by an un-British estimate of glory and an
and correctness of his replies, leaving those who solved the same propeanti-Tory antipathy to the destruction, not of mice, but of men (the value
sition on slates far behind. The question was asked him-how Roy of both species were, i tlie' Castlereagh school," on a par) seems deter
| 25. 8 d. pieces will make 1,000 guineas which he solved correctly in A mined to inhibit' his Majesty's liéges from exercising their militant
quarter of a minute. At the conclusion this propositign was put: Skipacquirements in the shooting of Frenchmen, he must be a niggardly
posing there are present 34 ladies, 96 genuenep, and 23 boys that the patriot, and unworthy of knighthood for other coveted distinction, who
ladies were each to give you 5d., the gentleinen k., and the hays 94., would grudge a pleasant - Dundee Advertiser.
how much inoney should you receive? The boy was no longer in Surf STAGE-COACHES.---To travel in stage-Coaches is to be hurried along by this question, ihough not so quichly as Ilie hing was adopted by thes: force, in a box with an air-hole in' it, and constantly exposed to broken present, who expressed the gratification they had received by collecting limbs, the danger beitig 'much greuter than that of slip board, and the for him the sum of 21. 9s. 10d. We trust that the powers thus early dis moise much more disagreeable, while the company is frequently uot a played by this boy may be turned to samo profitable accoins, Iran great deal more to unes tikiuig, eCobbett's Register
"EXPLOITS OF THE GREAT UNPAID.-It appeared lately in the Shrews- | than to direct bim to make an entry by which he might know at any bury Chronicle, that Hugh Owen was convicted of poaching before Sir future time the reason why the argument on the case had not been con Andrew Corbet, Bart. and not being able to pay the penalty of 201. was claded." committed to the House of Correction for six months. This might well] In the matter of Howard and Gibbs, Mr HORNB offered to deliver up a be termed poaching extraordinary, because Owen'had lost both his arms book for his Lordship's private inspection, and leave it for his Lordship to above the elbow, and was unable even to pick up the hare which his say whether or no it should be allowed to the petitioner to strengthen bis dog had started and killed; it is difficult to conceive how he could be case upon the trial. convicted of poaching. In a second statement, however, the Editor of The Lord CHANCELLOR said, he disliked the word “ private" inspecthe Shrewsbury Chronicle, in justice to the respectable Magistrate, informs tion. He had heard so much about private hearings, a practice in which us, that the severe punishment was inflicted on Owen because he was all his predecessors had indalged without cominent or reproach, that he suspected of being a poacher !—This alters the case quite ; and indeed, was quite tired of it. after hearing that a man is suspected of being a poacher,'our wonder is. The book was, however, handed up." n otre site not that he was torn from his family for six months, but that he escaped with so trivial a punishment. We have not forgotten the Oundle case,
COURT OF KING'S BENCH. where a poor man, for cutting a switch, value two-pence, was sent a
Thursday, November 24. 9.11 Heini year to the House of Correction, being a suspected poacher; nor the case of the poor girls, who were imprisoned the half of that time by a Rev.
THE KING D. CLEMENT. Unpaid, for treading accidentally on some partridge eggs. No mercy for !
Mr SCARLETT 'moved for a rale calling on Mr William Ionel Clemento suspected poachers ! Ir De Lolme were alive, he might improve his work propri
proprietor of the Morning Chronicle, to show cause why a criminal inforil chapter on the beauty of that sort of iustice. which it is mation should not be
Ka m ation should not be exhibited against him. He made this application at the peculiar felicity of the happy peasantry of England to receive for
the instance of Mr Hullett, a gentleman who was member of a most nothing.-Morning Chronicle.'
respectable commercial firm in Tbrogmorton street. În 1822, he had Public MONUMENT To Dr. Jenner. We have the satisfaction to
contracted with the Government of Chili to raise a loan for them of one
million sterling. announce, that a marble Statue to the memory of Dr. Jenner has heen
This loan was raised, and, with the exception of the erected in Gloucester Cathedral. The execution reflects the highest
commission agreed on, was paid over to the agents of the Chilian governcredit upon the sculptor, R. W. Sievier, Esq. The doctor is represented
ment, in strici conformity to'tbe orders given. The accounts were apa. in the gown of his Oxford degree, which gives a fine display of drapery,
proved; they were regularly settled ; and a formal and unqualified conso apranged as to render unobtrusive the ungraceful forms of modern
| firmation of all the acts had been received from the proper authorities. costume, and at the same time to impart to the figure a degree of height
The pretext for the libel, of which he now complained, was to be found in and dignity which it might otherwise have wanted. In his right hand,
right hand. I a report professiog to give an account of a speech delivered by the Secre which crosses the body, and supports a fold of the gown, he holds a scroll, / tary of State for the Foreign Department. Upon the extract of this and in his left, which drops carelessly on the side, the appropriate
speech, a correspondent of the Morning Chronicle had founded observa-, academical cap. The whole figure is beautiful, distinguished by classi
tions imputing to Mr Hullett that he had enriched himself out of the cal elegance and simplicity, and through the skill of the artist seems to
transaction 'improperly, and that his whole conduct in respect to it was a convey to the mind of the spectator ad idea of ihat spirit of philanthropy
dishonourable and unjust... which ever actuated the illustrious Discoverer of 'VACCINATION. The Mr Justice BÂYlby asked if all the imputations were denied ? statue is seven feet in height, placed upon a pedestal and base of eight
| Mr SCARLETT replied, that all' were denied in the most positive terms, to feet, Upon the die of the pedestal is simply inscribed. EDWARD JENNER," Mr Justice BAYLEY said the Learned Counsel had stated enough to with the time and place of his birth and death,-eulogium being an unseptitle bim to a rule to show cause. " necessary accompaniment to a name which is never breathed but with
LORD ROLLE.---THE KING V. WEYMOTT.", tre sac ding og blessings, apd which has won its way into the remotest corners of the Mr Aday moved for a rule calling on Mr Weymott, a person who had habitable globę,-Taunton Courier...
lately resided at Exeter, to show cause why a criminal information should AN UNGRAÇIous CAECK. A few mornings ago a printed check was
not be exhibited against him. He made this application at the instance, presented by a boy at the banking house of Messrs Everett and Co. It of my Lord Rolle, who had, for many years, endured a series of unpro was filled up in French in the following terms: Payez Madame voked insults from this party, and who was at last obliged to ask for then Williams deux baissers pour la nuit agreeable que j'ai passé avec elle," interference of the Court. The person agaiast, whom he moved was in The Clerk who received the check, told the boy that the lady must ap- the habit or sending letters to vario
the habit of sending letters to various persons connected with his Lørdship,' pear herself to take tbe ainount. On the next day there came to the containing gross scurrility respecting him. One of these, recepily ad ! banking-house a very smart youyg girl, who testified great surprise and dressed to the bousekeeper of Lord Rolle, designated him as a thick. 1 indignation upon being informed of the nature of value she was to headed and cold-hearted tyrant.". Another addressed to Lady Rolle of receive. She stated that the person who presented her with the check the 17th inst, described him as "a piser and tyrant husband," and 000 represented himself to be a foreigner of wealth and distinction, and thai tained other opprobrious language. Here's time het hoov he banked as Messrs Everett and Co's. He certainly spoke a foreign The Court granted a rule to show cause. A!!:hidup
to language, and now that she considered all that took place, she believed bim to be an Irishman.
1. CONSISTORY COURT, Friday, Nov. 25. Is this "mitical Sitz DELICATE Mode OP CONFERRING A Favour,-On Wednesday even
DIVORCE.BLIGH V. BLIGH ing, a lady elegantly dressed, driving on a handsome jaunting car, called In this case, the Court was solicited to pronounce Mrs Bligh, wife of hand at the house of a Captain Walshe, in Richmond streel, and her demand, Thos. Bligb, Esq. of Westmeath, to be in contempt of Court, for having,
whether the Captain was at home, having been answered in the vega- by the advice of Mr Long Wellesley Pole; with wbom she was living tive, she delivered to the seryant a band-box, accompanied by a leiter abroad, avoided the reception of a citation issued by the Court.-The addressed to the Captain, which she directed to be handed to him imme- Court declined to pronounce M's Bligh in contempt, but suggested diately on his return. Her bidding was performed, and the gallant another mode of proceeding, as the matter could not make any progress
Captain, on his examining, the paper depository, was agreeably (3) sur-till next term. W prised to find his search rewarded by the smiling looks and dulcel salu In the case of Newcombe . NEWCOMBB (a suit of Divorce, broaght by: tations of a blooming cherub.-Dublin Weekly Register.
Mr Newcombe, of the War Office, against his wife, who had eloped with the Baron de Loronze in 1822) there was po opposition, and the divorce
was pronounced. . LAW.
quinem tons i , LA POLICE. ;
) COURT OF CHANCERY, Nov. 19.
! MARLBOROUGH STREET. : ...!!!
A SLIGHT MISTAKR.-On Thursday, Mr Sweet, one of the officers to l o the course of the week, a cause affecting some small matter in the the Sheriff of Middlesex, Cursitor street, appeared to answer the complaint accounts of a bapkruptcy bad been called on, and the counsel did not ap- of Mr Bourn, of the Quadrant, Regent street, for assault and false impri. pear. It seems that the Lord Chancellor, addressing himself to the Re- sonment.-Mr Bourn deposed, that upon Wednesday evening, wbilst he gistrar, directed him to take a'minute of the fact that the case had been was enjoying the company of a few friends, the defendant enquired if Mr called on for several days going, and no counsel had appeared. At the Bunn was at hoine : the servant thinkiog he said Bourn, replied in the siuing of the Court, Mr Horne requested the opportunity to justify bin affirmative, when the defendant walked into the house, and said, Your self. So far from being absent, he had on every morning that the cause name is Buvo, and I have a writ against you for 401. - To this Mr Boura was adjourned, been present, and had been most anxious for the oppor- demurred: when the defendant replied, Oh, I am quite right, your name tunity of repły, the delay of which had occasioned him great inconvenis Bunn the actor. My name, replied the complainant, is Bourg, and pience. But ihe Court had been pleased, from motives which it wms pot which he spelt, but the defendant said, I know beiter, your name is Buda, for him to question, to let in otlier matters for bearing, among which he and your wife is an actress at Drury lane Theatre. He could not conwould mention the appeal of “ Devaynes and Noble” which had, ou four vince the defendant, who collared him, snatched at his watoh, forced it of the days in question, superseded bis reply.'
out of the pocket, and threw it violently upon the grounds a struggles The Lord CHANCELLOR disowned, with obvious anxiety, any intention ensued; the defendant seized the poker, bot was, at last captured, and of reflecting in the slightest degree dipou the learned gendleiman lte was handed over to the watch:.--Mr Sweet said, that Mr Bourn forcibly. = ready to take all the blame of the delay upon himself, He might have took the writ from him, and he had puly endeavoured to regain possession
been in fault, and he alone, in allowing other matters to be heard first. He of it. The watch, he said, fell out in the struggle. Mn Boucn's accountsisa I had no other motive in the observation which he minds to the Registradheving been gonlirmed, Mr Sweet, was held ta ball for the munautt.
DELAY -PRIVATE HEARINGS.
fused admission, because it is said) she was intoxicated, but it is also , SISTERS OF HUMANITY. Miss Jane Pratt, the Governess of a Benefit ported, that she was destitute of the wages of her shame, where srithal Society, entitled “The Sisters of Humanity," held in Paddington, was purchase a night's shelter beneath the roof of this miserable den of sis, sum moned to show cause why the Society refused to pay Mrs Mary Moody, and for want of this, she was driven, in shame and sorrow, to bear, beneath an elderly Sister of Humanity, 16.16s. Miss Pratt stated, that all Sisters heaven's canopy," the 'pelting of the pitiless storm!" One witness mi were bound to pay a certain sam a week to the box ; but if they neglected, the door shut in her face, and observed the miserable creature slow they will be scratched (excluded). Miss Pratt gave a description of the moving along towards the place where her body was discovered. We articles, which stated that all payments should be made on the quarterly likely, the ill-fated girl, struck by the misery of her destitation, madde night, or be scratched ; if ladies got intoxicated, they would he scratched by strong liquors, and probably some awakening sting of conscience rasties or it, after claiming on the funds through sickness, any of the “ Sisters of across her disordered brain, caused her precipitately to commit a deel Humanity were found employed in any Domestic way, they would be which ended at least her earthly pilgrimage of crime and suffering. T scratched.” -Mr RAWLINSON : But wouldn't it be rather inhumane for the Jury's verdict was found drowned”. Ann Lambert was arrainged sisters to scratch a person for washing their hands or face?-Miss Pratt the Spring Assizes of this year, in the Court house of Carrickfergu. confessed that it was necessary to observe cleanliness; but Mrs Moody, crime was, stealing bank notes to a large amount, from a gentleman oft after having received the society's money ever since the 3rd of October, county. Her appearance was highly interesting, and ber person banden was found by the visiting Sisters out in the rain, going of errands-Mrs or her fascinating qualifications, some idea may be formed, from the fact Jaie Hughes, a Sister, said she went to visit Mrs Moody, whom she saw that having an interview of a few minutes with her prosecator, in the ju in a field, it was raining, and she came to Miss Pratt and told her she was just before she was brought into Court for trial, she prevailed on kius sure the defendant was doing the society.
decline prosecuting; and, in addition, to purchase her sothe ornamese Mrs Moody denied that she had done any thing of a domestic datore dress, immediately on her liberation. She was liberated L-returned to be since she had claimed on the box. On the day'she was seen out, she had former habits--and has found a
former habits and has found a miserable death, in the very mornings just recovered from iMoess; it was not raining, and she was advised by her her days. Northern Whig. "'.' . ..! doctor to take the air, The Society was ordered to pay what was duc. Miss Jane Hale, of Versailles, Kentucky, lately put an end to beres
CHARGE OF SWINDLING. -On Wednesday, this office was again istence, by jumping into a deep well. When the family retired to me, crowded to hear the re-examination of Mr Stanley De Courcy Ireland, they left her reading the New Testament; in the morning they fazada and his housekeeper, charged with various acts of swindling. The Clerk to note on the table, stating that they might find her in the well. Mr Marsh, house-agent, proved that Mr Ireland agreed to take the house, Horrid CRUELTY.-A cat having fallen under the displeasure of a No. 94 in Gloucester place, at a reat of 450 guineas. He gave a refer baker's apprentice bere (Perth) was, a few days since, pot into the ofen ence to Mr Martin, the Member for Galway, who, in reply to an inquiry and actually roasted alive!_Dundee Advertizer. respecting Ireland, stated in a note, that be knew him, that he was a Suicide. An inquest was held on Thursday, in Buckinghao street, respectable man, and he believed that he was able to pay anything he Fitzroy square, upon the body of Clement Dibney, aged 22.- The contracted. Ireland, in consequence, got possession of the house, but was Kemp, scale-maker, of Buckingham street, deposed, that on Friday we ind niced to give it up soon after.
the deceased came into bis apartments, and sent witness to call bis led Mr Martin testified that he bad known the prisoner many years; that lady; on his return, he found the deceased had stretched bioaself as ás he was respectably connected,' and held extensive marble quarries in bed; he looked wildly at the witness, and said, “I am just going to Galway; and that he thought he was quite solvent when he took the expire; I have come to the last extremity, but I hope to live unti
house in Baker street. He (Mr Martin) knew nothing of the person who friend arrives.” The witness went for a surgeon. He said to the witnes, - went by the name of Ponsonby. .
“it is this day twelve months since Mary was drowped," meaning i Mr Tucker, of the house of Summers and Smith, silversmiths, stated young female to whom he was about being married, but she was seo that Ireland bad ordered of them a service of plate, of the value of 3,0001. dentally drowned; since which time he bad become rery low spided telling them that his inother had left all the family plate to his sister, and Mr Hilier, surgeon, stated, he had attended the deceased, and ordered that he could not eat off china, having been always used to plate! On some 'tea to'be procured for him, and went into another room, and in less going to Baker-street, said this witness, « while standing at the door, I than two minutes after heard a beavy fall; he ran into the room, and looked through the window.blinds of Mr Ireland's house, and saw bim found the deceased on the ground delaged in blood, and a large sont u standing with a little man, dressed in a scarlet livery, and a taller man his throat. The razor with which he had committed the act was firmly openiog a bottle of wine with two forks; he Glled out a glass and handed clasped in his right hand. The deceased had committed the act evidently it to the footoán, which I thought was very condescending. I, however, with great deliberation, having arisen from the bed and stood before the knocked, and was admitted to the parlour, where sat Mr Ireland alone looking-glass; the blood had flown over the glass.-The Jury ftes with a bottle of wine and two plates of fruit on a table. I drank two returned a verdict of Insanity. 8.1. glasses, and after some conversation left him, leaving two corkscrews Shocking CATASTROPHE.-A melancholy event, attended with fiatal and a cork which I had brought with me. He, during the conversation, consequences, took place on Thesday evening, at Walmer Casile, Den said his family would soon arrive, and he would then be comfortable. In the seat of the Earl of Liverpool, the Warden of the Cinque Paris. The a few days after he called, to know why bis order had not been sent, Noble Premier has been sojourning'at’his marine seat for some days pard home; I apologised, aod told him Col. Martin's reference would not do, and of course had a number of servants at the castle. The game seep and asked for any banker's reference, and the goods should be forwarded. had been out, and upon his return, had very imprudently left bis loaded He seemed much agitated, the perspiration rolled down his face.' 'He gon; a short tiine after, the cook and one of the valets entered the spa. talked, of his connections, and at length quitted the shop in great dud. ment, when the foriner took up the gun, and (without knowing itru geon. The only things which the witness bad the honour of supplying loaded), said to his fellow-servant, in a joke. I will shoot you.* E him with, were the two corkscrews.”
polled the trigger, and, dreadful to relate,' the piece went off, aod lodre Mr Pratt, of Boud street, said he had left two desks, which Ponsonby the contents in the head of the poor fellow, who dropped, and instant had ordered, at the house. Mrs Daniels spoke to the delivery of six expired. The other servants hearing the report of the gun, ran into the dozen of kuires and forks --Mr Bevton, pawnbroker, proved, having re room, when the cook, who bad been upon the most friendly teruis vi ceived, in pledge, the knives and glass which belonged to Messrs Daniels the deceased, explained the cause of the disaster. An inquest wis tell and VickeryBoth the prisoners were again remanded. I
upon the body; when, after a patient investigation, the Jury returned i WANCHESTER POLICE..
verdict of Accidental Death This is another instance of the latest SPAVING ON SUNDAY. William Atkinson appeared to answer a charge effects arising from the too prevalent, but inexcusable practice of war of exercising his calling on the Sabbath-day. One of the Church wardens men and others leaving loaded gons within the reach of persons who of St. Paul's stated that he and his brethren, on Sunday last, went into unaware of the deadly nature of their contents. The gatekeeper the defendant's shop, and there found six or seveo men waiting to be discharged from his situation ; and the afficted obok passed tbrough Cat shaved ; and that one man was actually undergoing the operation ! terbury on Wednesday evening, on his way to London.- ? * “What have you to say for yourself?" said Mr Marriott, addressing the HORRID OUTRAGE.On Monday the 14th inst., about half past the unfortunate Sharer. The Shaver' replied “I am very sorry, Sir, for o'clock, a respectable young woman named Mary Waters, of Som what has happeped, but having lost any health in his Majesty's service, 1 Luffenham, Rutland,' was stopped by two ruffians on the turnpiteral have no other means of getuing an honest livelihood but by sharing, and I upon Barrowden Hay, where they robbed het of her money and thought it no harm to clear a man's beard."-Mr Marrioit to the Informer : articles of wearing apparel, then repeatedly and brotally violared
You say that this has frequently happened, do you, Sir?"-Church person, and at length endeavoured to deprive ber of life by cutting warden : “ Yes, Sir".- Mr Marriott: "He minst pay 5s, and costs." ibroat. It was not util some considerable time afterwards that the The mower of beards then paid lis. Od. and then departed.-- Shame! fortunate victim was discovered by a labourer who heard'the faint erin Shame!, m. i
....ý Jher and where tliey had cost upon her a quantity of sods and "weede, onde 1901,up to! ACCIDENTS, OFFENCES, &c.
the impression, no doubt, that she was dead. She providentially, howem . Tas END OF THE PROSTITUTE ? - Another melancholy instance of the is still alive, and it is hoped' will recover to give evidence before anban fatal end which sooner or later ever'awaits ihe unfortunate viction of deceit tribunal agaiost the monsters by whom'she has been so dreadfully injured or of passion, has occurred in Belfast. On yesterday, inoroing, the body From her description of the criminals, pursuit' was made, and we of Ann Lambert, a wanderer from the path of virtue, was found in the dam, who slept at King's Cliffe on the nighrafter the outrage, were apprebe at Mijjbeld. On the inquest, it was ascertained, that on Tuesday night, and were on the evening of Thursday, the 17th 'inst, fully committed she had applied for admission into a house of all fame, kept'by a Vath Time Oakhani" gaol, for trial at the next Assizes, by the dames of led Jamison, and where she had lodged for the last three mombs. She was re- Bozolander, a sailor, and William Bean, I spiegel