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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

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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 de prived 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.



ABERGAVENNY Rail Road, 135

Absentees, tax on, 89

Acquaintance, my travelling one, 314
Adventurer, Political, Confessions of a, 447
Aerolites, shower of, 401

Agnew, Sir Andrew, his Sabbath Bill, 516
Agriculture, state of, in Great Britain, 262,
401, 541

Alcestis of Alfieri, scenes from the, 170
Alexander, Mr., his "Treatise on the Nature
of Vision," 528

Anglo-Irish, by Mr. Banim, noticed, 522
Architecture and Peter Wilkins, 515
Arts, Fine. See Fine Arts

Useful, See Useful Arts

Ash, varieties of the, 405

Athenæum Club, locality of the, 518

Atkinson, Mr. Thomas, biographical par-
ticulars of, 131

Aurora Borealis, appearance of, 423
Autumn in London, 431

Axle, improved, for carriages, 405

Backgammon versus Chess, 80
Bandit, the Italian, 298

Bank of England, assets of the, 400
Bankrupts, 125, 268, 408, 548

Bannatyne, Sir W. M., his death, 129
Barnardiston, noticed, 248

Barrington, Sir Jonah, his Historic Memoirs
of Ireland, 241

Berbice, address of the inhabitants of, 128
Bernays' Familiar German Exercises, 106
Better Days, 366

Biographical Particulars of celebrated Per-

sons lately Deceased :-Prince Nicholas
Esterhazy de Galantha, 129; Marshal
Jourdain, ib.; Sir William Macleod Ban-
natyne, ib.; Mr. Alfred Nicholson, 130;
Mr. Andrew Picken, ib.; Mr. Thomas
Atkinson, 131; Lord Grenville, 275; The
Hon. George Lamb, 277; Wm. Sotheby,
Esq., 278; James Brougham, Esq., M.P.,
ib.; Lord Teignmouth, 420; Robert Sur-
tees, Esq., ib.; Captain Hoppner, R.N.,
ib.; Mr. Hugh Ronalds, 421; Professor
Mukel, ib.; M. de Bourrienne, 556; M. L.
T. Ventouillac, 557; Mr. Thelwall, 558
Bobbin Net Manufacture, 134
Bonnington, Mr., exhibition of his pictures,


Book of Beauty, noticed, 107
Psalms, 247
Science, 251

Booksellers, the chartered, 65

Bourrienne, M. de, his death, 556

Brightly hast thou fled, 291

British Institution, exhibition of the, 390
Brougham, James, Esq., M.P., his death,

April.-VOL. XL. NO. CLX,

Brunel's Apology for the Tunnel, 505
Bulwer, E. L., Esq., his Pilgrims of the
Rhine, 329

Burns, Life and Works of, noticed, 248
Bury, Lady Charlotte, her Three Great
Sanctuaries of Tuscany, noticed, 381
Byron, Lord, his Conversations with the
Countess of Blessington, 97

Cabinet of Romance, noticed, 248
Calendar of the London Seasons, 425
Canada, emigrants to, 272

Carne, Mr., his Letters from Switzerland,
reviewed, 378

Cattle, Irish, importation of, 280
Cecil Hyde, noticed, 107

Ceylon, proclamation of the governor of, 273
Chapters from the Note-Book of a Deceased
Lawyer, No. 1. 201; No. II. 349
Chelsea Pensioners, 522

Chess versus Backgammon, 80
Christian Ethics, noticed, 383
Christmas, celebration of, 94

Churches, desecration of, 91

Clarges, Sir Thomas, his death, 376

Club, the, or a Grey Cap for a Green Head,

Clubs, some account of the, 375
Colburn's Modern Novelists, 521
College of Surgeons, lecture at, 258
Colonies, state of the, 127, 271, 418, 555
Colton, Mr., his Tour of the American Lakes,
noticed, 382; on church and state in
America, 387

Come to me, Sleep! 293

Commercial and Money Market Report, 126,
268, 409, 549

Conchologist's Companion, 105

Confessions of a Political Adventurer, 447
Coquette, The, a novel, noticed, 246
County Rates, return of, 135

Covent Garden Theatre, performances at,
253, 394

Craigleith, fossil-tree at, 135

Crime, machinery of, in England, 487
Critical Notices of New Publications, 97,
241, 377, 521

Dagley, Elizabeth, her Young Seer, 526
Dance of Death, noticed, 112

Davy, Sir Humphry, his safety lamp, 123
Days, better ones, 366

Deaths, 133, 279, 422, 559

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Duelling, German, 470

Dumas, M., coroner's inquest on, 371
Duncannon, Viscountess, death of, 519
Duns, a chapter on, 185

Duval, Mrs., and her Lodgers, 223

Dyer, Robert, his Nine Years of an Actor's
Life, 528

Ebro, the bird of, 28

Eclipses in 1834, 117

Emigration to the Continent, 89
England, machinery of crime in, 487
English Abroad, 511

Esterhazy, Prince Nicholas, his death, 129
Eugene Aram, noticed, 101

Evidence, rules of, 349

Excise Duties, return of, 538

Falkland Islands, importance of the, 272
Falls of the Cavery and Neilgherry Hills,
Journey to the, noticed, 388
Fashions from France, 93
Fiddle-player, the new one, 87

Finden's Landscape Illustrations of the
Bible, 392

Fine Arts, 111, 253, 390, 531

Fisheries, British, inquiry into the state of,


Fools, Irish, sketches of, 9

Foreign States, affairs of, 129, 237,418,556
Forest-trees, adapted for Plantations, 121,
263, 404, 543

Fossil shells, discovery of a bed of, 259
France, speech of the King of, 273; execu-
tions in, 401; schism amongst ministers
of, 418; instruction in, 540; antiquities
in, 541; literary works published in, ib.
Frolics of Puck, noticed, 529

Funds, state of the, 127, 270, 410, 550
Future, the, by L. E. L., 393

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German Duelling, 470

German Studies, by Mrs. Hemans, 1

Gilpin, Rev. W., his remarks on Forest
Scenery, reviewed, 241

Glass, Mr., his tubular fire-escape, 406
Goddess of Reason, the, 294

Government Annuities, amount of, 118
Grattan, T. C., Esq., Sketches of Irish Fools
by, 9

Great Britain, on the financial state of, 61,
270, 334; population of, 399
Greece, Memoirs of a Tour in, noticed, 387
Green, Mr., on fumigating baths, 266
Grenville, Lord, his death, 238; some ac-
count of, 275

Hayward, Mr., remarks on his Translation
of Goethe's Faust, 249
Head, a singing in my, 219
Helen Gillet, story of, 51

Hemans, Mrs., German Studies by, 1; Songs
of Spain by, 26; Scenes from the Alcestis
of Alfieri by, 170; Songs for Evening
Music by, 290; Rock of Cader-Idris by,
365; her Hymns for Children, 386; Pa-
triotic Lays of Italy translated by, 444
Herschel, Sir John, voyage of, 117
Hoppner, Captain, R. N., some account of, 420
Hops, duty on, in 1833, 136; from 1817 to
1832 inclusive, 424

Horne, Sir William, made a Baron of the
Exchequer, 371

Horse-chestnut, different species of, 263
House of Commons, debates in, 412, 551
House of Lords, proceedings in, 410, 550
Hydrophobia, treatise on, 116
Hymn, Spanish, 28

Ideal in Prose, 329

Incendiarism, increase of, 84
India, quick travelling to, 90

Indicator and the Companion, noticed, 100
Inhabitants of a Country Town, 223
Ireland, population of, 400

Irish Affairs in the Coming Session-the
last Irish Parliament, 213

Irish Fools, Sketches of, 9
Italian Bandit, the, 298
Italy, Patriotic Lays of, 444

Jamaica, the new governor of, 93
Johnson, Captain, his Tour in the Himalaya
Mountains, 532

Jourdain, Marshal, his death, 129

Kean, Edmund, the early days of, 434
Keepsake, the, noticed, 108

Keightley, Thomas, his Tales and Popular
Fictions, 249

Kenous, remarkable discoveries of, 260
Knight, Mr., publications of, 65; reply of,


Lamb, Hon. George, biographical particu-
lars of, 277

Laurie, Sir Peter, vote of thanks to, 85
Lawyer, chapters from the note-book of a
deceased one, 201, 349

Leave me not yet! 293

Letters from a Father to his Son on his en-

tering the Army, noticed, 388

Liberty, what is it? 281

Lion's Mouth, the, 95
Literature in 1834, 497

Literary and Scientific Institutions of the
Metropolis, 116

Literary Report, 110, 252, 389, 530
Lloyd's, the affair at, 90

London, Christenings and Burials in,
Idyls, No. I., 465


Seasons, Calendar of, 425
University, annual meeting of, 535
Loudon's Cottage Encyclopædia, 525; his
Architectural Magazine, 528

Love and Pride, noticed, 106

Lyell, Charles, Esq., his Principles of Geo-
logy, reviewed, 377

Lynn, new Dispensary at, 423

Machinery of Crime in England, 487
Mackay, Charles, Songs and Poems by, 387
Magnet, experiments with, 123
Magpie Castle, communicated by the Author
of " Sayings and Doings," 29

Makanna, or the Land of the Savage, 522
Mansfield, Lord, his charge to the grand
jury in a case of murder, 205
Maple-tree, its utility, 405
Market, a new one, 133
Marriages, 133, 278, 422, 559
Martial in London, 222, 369, 469

Martin, R. M., on the Financial State of
Great Britain, 61, 270, 334; his History
of the British Colonies, 110, 521
Martineau, Harriet, her Illustrations of
Political Economy, 251

Masoni, the new fiddle-player, 88
Masquerades, return of, 234
Meeting, a late unreported one, 76

Meidinger, Henrich, Etymological Dictionary
by, 529

Memorables, movements of, 373
Metal, a new one, 261

Metastasio, on the poetry of, 197
Mexico, affairs of, 556

Microscopes, oxy-hydrogen, 406

Milton's Prose Writings, remarks on, 39
Miscellany of Natural History, noticed, 105
Mitford, Miss, Inhabitants of a Country
Town, by, 223

Mont Blanc, the Pilgrim of, 314
Monthly Commentary, 84, 234, 370, 511
Digest of Occurrences, 127, 270,

410, 550

Morimont, or the Mount of Death, 56
Mukel, Professor, his death, 421
Mulgrave, Lord, his speech to the Legisla-
tive Assembly of Jamaica, 127
Munich, obelisk erected at, 401

Murder, the late trial for, 85; a recent one,

Museum of National Manufactures, 545
Music, its progress from the commence-
ment of the present century, 20; inquiry
respecting, 192

Musical Publications, noticed, 109
My Travelling Acquaintance, 314

Names, fashion of changing, 513
Napoleon match, trick of, 240
National Gallery, 234

Navy, French, estimate of, 261

New Romney, vessel discovered imbedded
in the earth at, 134

Newspapers going by Post, 400

Newton, the artist, report respecting, 373
Nicholson, Alfred, some account of, 130

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the English, No. I. 192; No. II. 305;
No. III. 456

Orange Bough, the, 292
Orchideous Epiphytes, 544
Oxford Installation, the, 516
Oxy-hydrogen Microscopes, 406

Pampas, a Tale of the, 137
Pantheon, in Oxford-street, 88
Paper, from rotten wood, 123
Paris, new dramas at, 261

Academy of Science, 116
Parliament, the last Irish one, 215

commencement of the session of, 360
Parliamentary Pocket Companion, 247
Parvenu Countess, the, 342
Patents, new, 124, 407, 548
Patriotic Lays of Italy, 444
Pedlar, engraving of, 531
Penny Press, the, 175
Peter Simple, noticed, 103
Phansigars, account of the, 398
Philosophical Rambler, noticed, 385

Picken, Andrew, some account of, 130
Pilgrim of Mont Blanc, 314
Pindar, in English verse, 98

Pipe Rolls, the, 259

Plants that will thrive in London, 544
Poetry-Songs of Spain, by Mrs. Hemans,
26; Scenes from the Alcestis of Alfieri,
170; Martia! in London, 222, 369, 469;
Songs for Evening Music, by Mrs. Hemans,
290; The Future, by L. E. L., 393; The
Rock of Cader-Idris, by Mrs. Hemans, 365;
Patriotic Lays of Italy, translated by Mrs.
Hemans,444; Song in Exile, by the Author
of "Corn-Law Rhymes," 445; Transla-
tions from the Greek Anthology, 496;
Brunel's Apology for the Tunnel, 505
Police-station, chair, 517

Political Adventurer, Confessions of a, 447
Poor Law Commission, report of, 537
Poor Laws, alteration in the, 424
Poplar-tree, varieties of, 404
Portugal, the war in, 517
Prejudices, contest of, 235

Prize-fighting in England, remarks on, 488
Prologue, nonsense, 96

Prose, on the Ideal in, 329

Provincial Occurrences, 133, 279, 422, 560
Prussia, affairs of, 129

Publications, new, critical notices of, 97, 241,
377, 521

list of, 110, 252, 389, 530
Punishments, capital, in Great Britain, 538

Quin, M. J., his proposed abolition of the
local testamentary courts, 388

Rail-road constructiveness, 371

Railway, the great western, 135

Raphael, search after his remains, 119
Reason, the Goddess of, 294

Recess, the, reviewed, 523

Reformation Society, map published by, 280
Revolt of the Harem, opera of, 394
Richardson, Mr., murdered, 514

Rio Verde Song, 26
Rock beside the sea, 292

of Cader-Idris, by Mrs. Hemans, 365
Ronalds, Hugh, his death, 421
Round Towers of Ireland, noticed, 250
Royal Academy, proceedings of, 111

Asiatic Society, meeting of the, 398
Mariner, the, noticed, 380
Society, meeting of, 113

Society of Antiquaries, 114

Society of Edinburgh, proceedings of,
115, 537

Society of Literature, 114
Rural Economy, 121, 263, 404, 543

Sabbath Minstrel, the, 251
Sacred Classics, noticed, 384

St. James's Palace clock, replaced, 89
St. Valentine, the old age of, 514
Sarcophagus, Egyptian, discovery of, 121
Scudamore, Sir Charles, on Consumption,

Seasons, indications of the, 370
Sea-water, experiments on, 401
Session, commencement of the, 360
Sheriffs for 1834, list of, 417

Shipping, British, calculation respecting, 400
Ships, improved moorings of, 267
Shopkeepers, atrocious conduct of, 236
Simon, Dr. lectures of, 265
Sing, Gondolier, 292

Singing in my head, 219

Sketches from the Portfolio of a Medical

Traveller, 294

Sketches of Irish Fools, 9
Slavery, colonial, 539

Smith, John, his extraordinary trial, 202
Societies, proceedings of, 113; the Royal
Society, ib.; Royal Society of Literature,
114; Society of Antiquaries, 114, 534;
Royal Society of Edinburgh, 115, 537;
Paris Academy of Science, 116; Literary
and Scientific Institutions, ib.; Society of
Arts, 254; Geographical Society, 256,
397,532; College of Surgeons, 258; Royal
Asiatic Society, 398; London University,

Somnambulism, progress of, 236
Song in Exile, 455

Songs for Evening Music, 290
Songs of Spain, by Mrs. Hemans, 26

Sontag, Mademoiselle, her vocal merits, 22
Sotheby, Wm., Esq., his death, 278
Spain, education in, 260; affairs of, 556
Spring in London, 429

Standard Novels, noticed, 101

Stark, James, his Scenery on the Rivers of
Norfolk, 393

Steam and machinery, 400

Stickney, Miss, her Tales of Private Life, 525
Stories of the Study, noticed, 102
Strategics; or a Chapter on Duns, 185

Sugar, nutritious qualities of, 334; produced
in different countries, 336
Suicides in London, 538

Summer in London, 430

Surtees, Robert, Esq., his death, 420
Swainston, Robert, trial of, 351
Swan River, accounts from, 418
Sweden, speech of the King of, 418
Sylvester, Mr., his apparatus for warming
and ventilating buildings, 266

Tale without an End, noticed, 247
Tasso of Goethe, scenes from the, 1
Taxes, on the repeal of, 61
Teignmouth, Lord, death of, 420
Thelwall, Mr., some account of, 558

Thoms, W. J., his Lays and Legends of va-
rious Nations, 383

Thomson, Henry, murder of, 202

Thorburn, Grant, his Autobiography, 386
Torrens on Wages and Combination, 385
Trades' Unions, formation of, 92
Tragedy in private life, 370

Translations from the Greek Anthology, 496
Transpositions, legal, 371

Travelling Mems, 384

Turner's Annual Tour, noticed, 108
Turnpike Roads, Committee on, 423

United States, speech of the President of,

Useful Arts, 123, 265, 405, 545

Varieties, Domestic, 117, 259, 399, 537
Foreign, 119, 260, 401, 540

Velluti, Signor, qualifications of, 20
Venice, remarks on the Carnival at, 306
Ventouillac, Mr. L. T., his death, 557
Vestris, Madame, address of, 531
Victoria Theatre, performances at, 396

Water-wheels, improvements in, 407
Wathen, Captain, court-martial on, 239
West Indies, accounts from, 127, 271
Westminster Abbey, musical festival in,
373, 512, 560

Whateley, Archbishop, on Transportation,

What is Liberty? 281

Wickliffe, the citation of, 253

Widow, the, 506

Wilkins, Peter, and architecture, 515
Wilkinson, Mr., his Travels in Egypt, 376
William IV., his speech to Parliament, 410
Willow Song, 291

Wool and woollens, imported, 539

Ye are not missed, fair flowers, 290
Yes and No, noticed, 521
Young Gentleman's Book, 249

Zagri Maid, the, 27

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