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IN THE COUNTIES OF ENGLAND, AND IN WALES, SCOTLAND, AND IRELAND.
larized in the opposite plane to that at a greater distance.
Grand Musical Festival. A grand festival, on the scale of the famous Celebration of Handel, is announced to take place in Westminster Abbey under the patronage of his gracious Majesty, and the direction of Sir George Smart. Such an event must make a strong sensation in the musical world, and will, we trust, produce much benefit to it, while it affords an extraordinary gratification to the public. We shall rejoice to see what our national school can do in this noble art, and to enjoy a triumph over all those prejudiced persons who have held the ridiculous opinion that England, with her climate, was incapable of reaching the highest attributes in music, in painting, in sculpture, or in other great intellectual pursuits. Let us have opportunities and due encouragement, and we will challenge the world.
Several skeletons have lately been dug up in the parish of Stowe, Bucks, one of them of colossal size, and one having an antique gold ring round the bone of one finger. It is remarkable that they have all been found in or near gravel-pits.
A memoir has been read at the Cambridge Philosophical Society, by the Rev. J. Challis, containing new researches in the theory of the motion of fluids. The Rev. T. Chevallier described experiments which he had made on the polarization of light by the sky. The general results were, that light is polarized by the clear sky; that the effect begins to be sensible at points thirty degrees distant from the sun, and that the greatest quantity of polarized light proceeds from points at ninety degrees distant from the sun,-a fact which seems to indicate that the reflection, which occasions the polarization, takes place at the surface of two media, as nearly as possible, of the same density. It was also stated, that though the light of the moon or of clouds shows no trace of polarization, a fog, when on the point of clearing off, lets polarized light through, when its breaking up has not yet begun. Mr. Chevallier remarked, that he had not detected any appearances of polarization by transmission, though M. Arago had observed within a certain small distance of the sun, that the light was po
The Lord Bishop of Gloucester, at his primary visitation, held in the month of July, 1832, intimated to his clergy that he would thenceforth devote a tenth part of the revenues of his see to the augmentation of small benefices in his diocese. The Bishop has, in pursuance of this intimation, placed in the hands of trustees the tenth part of the grass receipts of his bishopric from that time up to the end of last year, and will con tinue to do the same at the end of each subsequent year, to be applied for the above purpose, as proper objects present themselves.
Government are said to have it in contemplation, in consequence of the great increase of crime, to attach the county of Hants to the Home Circuit, whereby it would possess the advantage of having three assizes in the year.
The Glove Trade.-The greater portion of the workmen in this trade still remain out. This state of things is to be deplored, not only for the sake of the workmen themselves, but on account of that large body of females who are deprived of their usual occupation in consequence of this effort of the Trades' Union to force the masters to take none but members of the union into their employ. Many who have joined the union would gladly return to work were they assured of protection from the violence of those who have induced them to join the union.
Spade Husbandry.-The striking and beneficial circumstances attendant upon the use of spade husbandry in the cultivation of certain soils for wheat crops, which are communicated in a circular letter, signed Arch. Scott, of Southfield, in East Lothian, deserve the best attention of all who feel the importance of the discussions on the corn-laws, poorlaws, free-trade, and other portions of our complicated system connected or involved with these. The proofs of success in this great experiment seem to be very conclusive; and though we have not room for a subject rather foreign to our especial objects, and which would require much space, we are earnest in recommending it to the consideration of the legislature and the general public.
FIRST PART OF 1834.
ABERGAVENNY Rail Road, 135
Agnew, Sir Andrew, his Sabbath Bill, 516
Alcestis of Alfieri, scenes from the, 170
Anglo-Irish, by Mr. Banim, noticed, 522
Useful. See Useful Arts
Aurora Borealis, appearance of, 423
Backgammon versus Chess, 80
Bank of England, assets of the, 400
Bannatyne, Sir W. M., his death, 129
of Ireland, 241
Berbice, address of the inhabitants of, 128
sons lately Deceased:-Prince Nicholas
Book of Beauty, noticed, 107
Booksellers, the chartered, 65
British Institution, exhibition of the, 390
April.-VOL. XL. NO. CLX,
Fools, Irish, sketches of, 9
Foreign States, affairs of, 129, 237,418,556
Fossil shells, discovery of a bed of, 259
Lynn, new Dispensary at, 423
Machinery of Crime in England, 487
Meeting, a late unreported oue, 76
Memorables, movements of, 373
Mont Blanc, the Pilgrim of, 314
Morimont, or the Mount of Death, 56
Museum of National Manufactures, 545
Musical Publications, noticed, 109
Names, fashion of changing, 513
Newspapers going by Post, 400
the English, No. I. 192; No. II. 305;
O'Connell, Mr., and Baron Smith, 519
harvest of, 520
Orange Bough, the, 292
Pampas, a Tale of the, 137
Academy of Science, 116
commencement of the session of, 360
Pindar, in English verse, 98
Plants that will thrive in London, 544
26; Scenes from the Alcestis of Alfieri,
Prize-fighting in England, remarks on, 488
Prose, on the Ideal in, 329
Provincial Occurrences, 133, 279, 422, 560
Rail-road constructiveness, 371
Reformation Society, map published by, 280
St. James's Palace clock, replaced, 89
Seasons, indications of the, 370
Singing in my head, 219
Sketches from the Portfolio of a Medical
Sketches Irish Fools, 9
Somnambulism, progress of, 236
Songs for Evening Music, 290
Standard Novels, noticed, 101
Stark, James, his Scenery on the Rivers of
Steam and machinery, 400
Thomson, Henry, murder of, 202
Travelling Mems, 384
Turner's Annual Tour, noticed, 108
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