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of his enjoyment he was never known to extend his conversation beyond, “Oh! Lord, how fine ! Oh! how delightful! God bless us, it's the finest thing I ever touched !" Of white bait he was exceedingly fond, and he frequently proved his liking by stuffing his pockets with this very perishable article. Nor did he always recollect it was there, till some friends, whose olfactory nerves were not so used to such odours as his own, detected the fact, and apprised him of it.
To the lovers of good things, the death of Sir Charles is a severe loss, but in different degrees. Those who lived upon his venison will find other feasts in the city to console them ; but to those who lived upon his bonmots, his death must be irreparable. We know not how the editors of the “Age,” and “ John Bull,” will manage, now that the father of their wit is gone.
We trust they have collected a posthumous Floriana. By his relatives, his death is not so to be deplored. He has left behind him property to the amount of 550,0001., about 400,0001. of which he has bequeathed to his eldest son. To Mrs. Percival, his eldest married daughter, he has left 31,000l.; to Mrs. Goodwin, his second married daughter, 20,0001.; to Mrs. Magnay, his third, 20,0001.; to two of his unmarried daughters 30,0001, each, and to the third unmarried daughter 400l. a-year.
MARRIAGES AND DEATHS. Married.)–At St.George's Church, Hanover At Fiorence Court, in Ireland, the seat of the square, Captain Falcon, R.N., to Louisa Cur Earl of Enniskillen, in the 20th year of his age, sham, widow of the late Captain Cursham. Captain William Henry Wood, of the 10th
At St. Mary-le-bone, W. Scyffarth, LL.D., Royal Hussars, and second sou of Colonel and late from Dresden, to Louisa Sharpe, of Pen. Lady Caroline Wood, of Littleton. tonville.
Ai Hammersmith, Sophia Charlotte, widow At the Hotel of his Excellency Earl Gran of Lord Robert Fitz-Gerald, whom she surville, in Paris, by the Right Rev. Bishop Lug. vived but twenty months. combe, Henry de Triqueti, son of the Baronne At Boughton-house, Worcestershise, Georde Salis de Triqueti, to Julia Philippida, giana, the only daughter of Charles Babbage, youngest daughter of the late Rev. Edward Esq., of Dorset-street, Manchester-square. Foster, Chaplain of the British Embassy at At Trengwainton, Penzance, Sir Rose Price, the Court of France.
Bart., aged 65. At Castleton, near Dublin, the seat of Ed In Eccles-street, Dublin, the Baroness Tal. ward Conolly, Esq., M.P., George Fitz-Gerald, bot De Malahide, in her 87th year. Esq., only son of the late Lord Robert Fitz Athis seat at Jarcy, Boieldieu, the composer Gerald, to Mary, daughter to the late Thomas of the “ Dame Blanche." His remains will Barton, Esq., of Grove, county of Tipperary. be interred at Paris.
At Woodchester, Captain the Honourable On the Marine Parade, the Rev. James M. F. F. Berkeley, R. N., to the Honourable Stanier Clarke, LL.D., Rector of Preston-cumCharlotte Moreton, third daughter of Lord Hove, and Canon of Windsor. Dr. Clarke Ducie,
was the brother of the celebrated traveller, and John N. 0. Halloran, Esq., Bengal Army, was himself distinguished for his literary atson of Brigadier-General 0. Halloran, C. B., tainments. to Elizabeth, youngest daughter of the late At Ruel, near Paris, in the 70th year of his Major-General James Pringle, Honourable age, M. Classens, of Brussels, one of the most East India Company's Service.
celebrated engravers of the age, and whose At Milan, General Sebastiani, the French burin produced the fine prints of “The DropAmbassador at Naples, to the widow of sical Woman" and " The Descent from the General Davidoff, who was well known at St. Cross," after Rubens. Petersburgh in the saloons of the Count de la On the 23rd of September, at Hoboken, after Ferronays. By this marriage the General has a protracted illness, Comfort Sands, Esq., in become the son-in-law of the Duke de Gram the 87th year of his age. Mr. Sands was one mont, brother-iu-law of the Duke de Guiche, of the earliest, most active, and persevering and nephew of the Prince de Polignac.
of patriots of the American revolution.
Lately, at Amsterdam, at the age of nearly Died.] – At his seat in Cheshire, Charles 70, the celebrated poet, Grinechus Loots, Watkin John Shatterly, of Shatterley, in Lan Knight of the Order of the Dutch Lion, Memcashire, and Somerford Park, in the county of ber of the Second Class of the Royal Institute Chester, Esq., aged 67 years.
of the Netherlands.
PROVINCIAL OCCURRENCES IN THE COUNTIES OF ENGLAND, AND IN WALES, SCOTLAND,
driven by the shifting wind-the glare Destruction of the two Houses of Par of the towering flames, the volumes of tiament by Fire.-On the evening of smoke which mixed with the raging eleThursday, October the 16th, the metro ment—the repeated crashes of the fallpolis was thrown into the greatest con ing roofs, all combined to impress the sternation by one of the most destructive crowds who attended the fire with feel. fires that has occurred for many years, ings never to be forgotten. In the midst and which, for a considerable period, of this striking scene, the chapel of seemed to threaten with total destruc Henry the Seventh and Westminster tion the whole district, which includes Abbey appeared enveloped in flames; within its boundaries the Houses of and the reflection of the fire on the tur Parliament, the Courts of Law, the rets, and delicate tracery of the architecgreater part of the offices of Govern ture of the chapel, produced a singular ment, the venerable and magnificent effect. The view of the Thames was Hall, and Westminster Abbey. The not less remarkable. The river and calamity, however, serious as it is, has bridges were covered with people, large fallen far short of the apprehensions parties contemplating the awful scene, which were very generally entertained. and the water, like a mirror, reflecting The Painted Chamber and the two the glare of the conflagration. The naHouses of Parliament, including the tional loss from the destruction of these Library, and Mr. Ley's house, are en edifices, sacred to liberty and the past, tirely destroyed; the south wall of the cannot be estimated. The books alone Library has fallen in; and part of the destroyed were worth several thousands Speaker's house is burnt. The Parlia of pounds, independent of hundreds of ment offices, at the west end of the most valuable records, of which it may House of Lords, which are entered take half a century to discover the full from Abingdon-street, are saved, toge extent. The loss, considered as an ordither with all the books and papers they nary business affair, is estimated at half contained, and all the books from the a million sterling. Among those who library. The books and furniture of
were present, during the conflagration, these two buildings were removed early and who were very active in giving di. by the police, and placed in the yard rections, or otherwise superintending the adjoining, and in the terraced garden, people, we noticed Viscounts Melbourne, covered over with carpets and tarpau Althorp, Palmerston, Lord Auckland, lins. The King's Entrance from Abing Sir John Hobhouse, Earl Munster, Lord don-street, and the Grand Staircase, A. Fitzclarence, Mr. Hume, M.P., the are also preserved, the communication Commanding Officers of the Guards, the with the rest of the building having been Commissioners of Police, &c.* Indeed, cut off, Westminster Hall, for which a spirit of rivalry seemed to pervade all the greatest anxiety was evinced by parties to render every assistance possi. every one, is safe. Engines were con ble, Mr. Sutton, the Speaker's son, arducted into the body of the hall, and rived about eight o'clock, and, we betheir supply directed through the large lieve, was the only member of his family window at the south-west end, over the in town. The police successfully kept entrance of the late Houses of Lords the crowds from all interference with and Commons; all beyond that entrance the engines ; and too much credit canand window appear to be a complete not be given to the various bodies of ruin. The Courts of Law remain un troops who worked the engines, assisted injured, or have only sustained some in removing the great mass of property, very trifling damage. A more awfully and aided the firemen in most indefatiimposing scene has seldom been wit
gable exertions to extinguish the flames. nessed in the metropolis. The associa There are several reports as to the origin tions connected with the ancient chapel of the fire, but none sufficiently precise of St. Stephen's and the House of Lords, every apartment of which recalls some great historical event—the vivid view • To the exertions of the Earl of Munster,
and Mr. Westmacott, the sculptor, the public of the rapid flames as they rolled round
are principally indebted for the preseryation this large frontage of public buildings of Westminster Hall,
less than the average quantity of the precious metals in the possession of the Bank when the last return was made. Neither does it appear that the circulation of the Bank has been diminished, as the last return gives it 19,110,0001., while the present account states it to amount to 19,147,0001. The following is an account of the liabilities and assets on the average of the quarter from the 3d of June to the 26th of August, 1834, both inclusive :
Liabilities. € Assets. Circulation 19,147,000 Securities 28,679,000 Deposits . 15,384,000 Bullion 7,272,000 34,531,000
36,951,000 James Pattison, Esq., has been elected Governor of the Bank of England, in place of Mr. Raikes.
to be relied upon. The most probable cause seems to be, that it originated in the flues which have been lately repaired, and in which some experiments have been making for the purpose of more efficiently warming the House of Lords.
Doctors' Commons.-Sir John Nicholl has resigned the judgeship of the Prerogative Court, and the Archbishop of Canterbury, in consequence, has nominated his Majesty's advocate to fill the important office, which nomination has been approved by the Crown, and Sir Herbert Jenner has been appointed to fill the vacant judicial seat. Sir John Nicholl is very nearly 77 years of age, and the able manner in which he performed the arduous duties of judge of the Prerogative Court up to his retirement has excited the surprise and admiration of all who know him. Sir John Nicholl will retain his seat as judge of the Court of Admiralty, the salary of which is 25001. per annum, and to which he was appointed on the death of the late Sir Christopher Robinson.
The new arragements of the Exchequer have come into operation. The old Exchequer, with its antiquated machinery, has ceased to exist. The public will gain by a better system of account, by increased convenience and diminished expenditure. The expense of the old establishment is stated by the Commissioners of Public Accounts, in their report, to amount to about 45,0001. per
The salaries of the new establishment will vary from 68001. 10 72001, per annum. With the exception of Sir John Newport, not a single new officer has been appointed, the whole of the situations having been filled by parties previously in the Exchequer or Treasury.
The Municipal Commissioners have been sitting several days at Guildhall to make inquiries respecting the various Companies of London, most of which, however, merely send copies of their charters, but decline answering questions. The Commissioners in several instances have closed their inquiries, intending to mention them in their report to Parliament.
Affairs of the Bank-The return of the liabilities and assets of the Bank of England on the average of the quarter, was looked for with interest. From it we find that the amount of bullion in the hands of the Bank is not so small as rumour assigned to it. The return states that the average amount in hand was 8,272,0001., which is only 296,000..
Hop Intelligence. The extreme lightness of the hops in the present season, and the necessity of picking, in some instances, 1800 instead of 1200 or 1300 bushels to a ton, may be accounted for in the following ways :—The extremely hot weather, and the sudden ripening of the hops, caused each individual hop to swell, and the leaves composing it to expand. This, of course, made it take up more room in the bushel measure, which, consequently, was much easier filled. The hops, although full of condition, were miserably short of seed, the absence of which would hardly alter the bulk of the hops, but would make a woful deficiency in the weight. To these two causes--namely, the swelling of the hops and the absence of the seed -may be attributed the comparative deficiency of weight, compared with the bulk, which will probably materially lower the duty when the whole year's growth shall have passed through the scale.--Maidstone Gazette.
A Relic.-There is an ancient bed. stead at the Black Horse Inn, Little Horton, near Bradford, which greatly attracts the attention of the curious. The head and top are carved in the most beautiful manner; the posts are nearly a foot in diameter ; and, with the rigorous cleansing it receives, it has become nearly as black as ebony. It has been in the family upwards of a century, and is said to have originally belonged to Kirkstall Abbey,
SCOTLAND. Emigration.--The last vessels for the season having now quitted this port for the Canadian Provinces, we lay before our readers a statement of the comparative numbers who have, from the 1st of January to the 1st of September, 1834, sailed from Greenock for British America and the United States. It will be observed that, during this period, more emigrants have gone to the States than to our own provinces ; but it ought to be recollected that many persons going to Upper Canada now proceed to New York, and from thence avail them. selves of the canal conveyance to reach the British settlements :Emigrants for the United States 1986
Do. for British America 1304
merick, called Chonleharde, which was purchased in the year 1764 by the late Archbishop of Tuam from the Earl of Dunraven's ancestor, for 45001., has been lately sold by the Archbishop's son, Lord Decies, to Stephen Dickson, Esq., for 25,0001. This is a rise in price more than sixfold in seventy years, taking the change of currency into account. What will the repealers say to this ?
The Establisheit Church.- The Archbishop of Cashel, Waterford, and Lis. more, will not, in future, allow any beneficed clergyman of the Established Church in his diocese to hold the commission of the peace, or the situation of agent to a landed proprietor.
The Lay Impropriators and their Claims. Some surprise has been expressed at the kindness of Mr. O'Con. nell to the lay impropriators of tithes, to whom he proposes to give twelve years' purchase for their interest. The correspondent of a Morning Paper, endeavouring to account for this, says“ In the diocese of Killaloe I find the following sums set down as claimed by Bindon Scott, Esq., of Cahircorn, county of Clare, lay impropriator, who is now father-in-law of Mr. Maurice O'Connell, M.P.:
d. Kilfedane ..
166 3 1 Kilmurry and Clondralaw.... 12000 Kiliadysart
276 18 41 Kilchrist
64 12 33 Kilmachill..................
55 7 8 Clondayad..
230 15 44 Kilrush
36 18 5+ Killone
160 00 Killofin
£1290 15 31 This amount, which, as things are going on, it is very probable may soon be merely a nominal one, would, if paid off at twelve years' purchase, amount to the very pretty sum of 15,4891. 2s.6d."
Value of Land in Ireland.-A mountain-tract of land in the county of Li
Projected Rail-Roads.-A new line of rail-roads is projected from London to Norwich and Cambridge.
The company intend to apply to Parliament, in the first instance, for an act to enable them to complete these two branches first, but it is ultimately intended that this rail-road should unite the metropolis of England with Edinburgh and Glasgow, running through the heart of the country, and forming a perfect line of communication throughout a large portion of Great Britain. It is intended to divide this great work into sections at practicable distances. The first section will comprehend the lines already mentioned to Cambridge and Norwich, which may include a branch line to Colchester and Ipswich. The second section will extend in a straight line from Cambridge to York, communicating with all the great manufacturing towns in the north of England. The third section will extend from York to Carlisle, and the fourth from Carlisle to Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Progress of Roman Catholicism.-A map has been published by the Reformation Society, exhibiting the situation of Roman Catholic chapels, colleges, and seminaries in the several counties of England, Scotland, and Wales; and also the present stations of the Reformation Society up to January, 1833. From this it appears, that the total number of Catholic chapels in England and Wales in 1833, was 423, and in Scotland, 74, being an increase in Eng. land and Wales since 1824, of 65, and in Scotland since 1829, of 23 Roman Catholic places of worship. The counties in England possessing the greatest number of Catholic chapels are, Lancashire, 87; Yorkshire, 52; Staffordshire, 25; Northumberland and Middlesex, each 19; Warwickshire and Durham, each 14; Hampshire, 12; and Lincolnshire, 11. There is no Catholic chapel in the counties of Rutland or Huntingdon. In Wales, Catholicism seems to have made little progress.
NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE.
THE SEASON OF FIELD-SPORTS.
AMONGST the strangest and strongest impulses human nature feels, is that nearly universal instinct which urges man to the pursuit and slaughter of wild animals. Of its strength, indeed, there can be no doubt. At one stage of society it has been seen to constitute the business no less than the pleasure of existence; at another, it impels a monarch to dispossess whole districts, to turn the inhabitants forth to perish, and to reduce the vast tract to a desert, simply for the purpose of gratifying this singular passion in its widest range.
In later and more cultivated periods, it has continued to exert the same force in a similar direction and manner, though not to the same extent; to establish the dominion of lords of manors, and to rear a legion of marauders, against whose incursions a still more numerous watch and ward must be kept a-foot. It has engendered increasing disputes, and perpetuated -never-ending jars amongst neighbours thoroughly well disposed to each other in every other particular. For a long duration of years it inflamed one, and by far the larger, half of the nation against the exclusive possessors of this envied privilege and commodity; and what is worst of all, it has been the temptation which has brought nearly three-fourths of rustic criminals to the end of their career of vice, by transportation or the gallows. It has thus added enormously to the national expenditure for their subsistence and their punishment, while it has served to introduce a wide-spreading disregard of moral and legal restraints. And all this to enable a man to level an iron tube, stop the flight, and extinguish the life of a bird or a quadruped, with infinite expense, toil, and trouble to himself; for there is scarcely any personal pleasure more costly or more laborious, or which involves so much of mental inquietude. To what class of animals the synonym Fera Natura applies, whether to the feathered biped, or to the implume bipes cum latis unguibus, philosophers must determine.
The only true definition of happiness perhaps is “ the excitement of pleasurable sensation;" and the more we reflect upon the variety of means, the more wonderful will appear the construction of our faculties for those enjoyments which by general consent are called the amusements of life. I am not about to philosophise more profoundly than to point out that the exercise of our powers, it little matters how, is in almost all instances the object and the end, -perhaps, as Sir Walter Scott has pronounced,
“ It is the conscious pride of art,"' that lies at the bottom of all. But when I see a man thrown into positive ecstasies by the twangling of a string, by the screaming of a female or the grumbling of a male through certain (in themselves) unmeaning intervals or noises which he has learned by habit to admire (for nothing can be further from nature-English nature-than an Italian bravura,
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