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thing in the metropolis itself, nor, we believe, in this part of the kingdom; all the churches and other public buildings which he erected being in Lancashire and the adjoining counties. A list of them will be found in the introduction to the second series of his Domestic Architecture ; we shall, therefore, only mention the Town Hall at Manchester, which may, perhaps, be considered his chef-d'oeuvre, at least as regards the interior. În almost every competition for a building of any importance, drawings were sent in by Mr. Goodwin, and these frequently obtained for him one of the premiums offered. This was the case with regard to the new Grammar School at Birmingham, a drawing of which was exhibited by him last year at Somerset House. Some few years ago, he brought before the public a scheme for an extensive cemetery in the immediate vicinity of the metropolis, the drawings for which were exhibited gratuitously for several months, at an office taken for the purpose in Parliament Street. The grounds were to have been ornamented with a variety of edifices, copied from the principal buildings at Athens, of some of which there would have been duplicates in the corresponding parts of the inclosure. This project excited some attention at first, but soon died away; and, in fact, it was upon such a scale that it could hardly have been realised. During a great part of last year, Mr. Goodwin was in Ireland, preparing designs for extensive additions to the College at Belfast, including a magnificent building for a museum, the plan of which would have been ingenious and novel; and he was also going to erect some baths at Dublin : yet both these undertakings seem to have been altogether abandoned.
MARRIAGES AND DEATHS.
Mary, widow of Berkeley Napier, Esq., of
C. Gill, Esq., brother of Sir Robert Gill, to Frances, daughter of the late Lady Murray, and widow of Capt. Ferdinand Williamson.
Married.]-At Manchester, Edward Bellasis, Esq., of Lincoln's Inn, Barrister-at-Law, to Eliza Jane, only daughter of William Garnett, Esq., of Lark-hill, Salford.
At Felbrigg, the Hon. Richard Hare, grandson of the Earl of Listowel, and Captain in the 36th Regiment, to Mary Christina, fourth daughter of the late Vice-Admiral Windham, of Felbrigg Hall, Norfolk.
At Alderley, Lieut. Col. Wm. Henry Scott, Scotch Fusileer Guards, to Harriet Alethea, fifth daughter of Sir John Thomas Stanley, of Alderley, Bart.
At Chelmsford, Henry Dethold, Esq, of Lincoln's-inn-fields, youngest son of the Rev. Thos. Methold, Rector of Stoneham, Suffolk, to Sophia Jane, only daughter of the late Geo. Porter, Esq., of Weald Side Lodge, Essex.
At Bromley, Kent, Herbert Jenner, Esq., eldest son of the Right Hon. Sir Herbert Jenner, to Maria Eleonora, third daughter of the late George Norman, Esq., of Bromley Com
Died.)-Aged 71, Lieut. Col. T.V. Reynolds, formerly Inspector-General of Military SurVeys.
In her 66th year, Lady Gibbons, wife of Sir John Gibbons, Bart., of Stanwell-place, Mid. dlesex.
In her 44th year, Mary, the wife of the Rev. Robert Tritton, Rector of Morden, Surrey.
At Brighton, Edward Sidgwick, Esq., of the Paragon, Blackheath.
At Clifton, Charles Frederick Cock, Esq., of Montagu street, Russell-square, in his 36th year.
At Twyford Lodge, Snssex, Major-General Robt. Sewell, 89th Regiment.
William Holt, Esq., Surgeon, of Tottenham, in his 75th year.
On board the ship Duke of Roxburgh, on his way to Mauritius, where he was proceeding for the benefit of his health, Thomas Mainwaring, Esq., of the Bengal Civil Service.
At Kingston, Hants, Mrs. Drury, aged 82, relict of R. V. Drury, Esq., and granddaughter of the celebrated Dr. Gibson, late Bishop of London.
At Hampton Court, aged 82, Mrs. Bowater, relict of the late Admiral Bowater.
In the Avenue-road, Regent's Park, George Ripley, Esq., in his 45th year.
At Lower Norwood, Edward, eldest surviv. ing son of Lieut.-Col. Williamson, to Maria, youngest daughter of the late George Granty Esq., of Shenley-hill, Herts.
At St. Marylebone Church, Captain W.J! Hughes, 4th Light Dragoons, to Georgina Frances, only daughter of Major-General Sir Loftus Otway.
At Hampstead Church, Thomas Andrews, Esq., of the Inner Temple, Serjeant-at-Law, to Amelia, youngest daughter of Thos. May nard, Esq., of Frognal-rise.
At Pennard, Sir John Dean Paul., Bart., to
sion the immediate substitution of Banca Renovation of Westminster Hall. tin for Cornish refined tin in the tinWestminster Hall looks vastly improved plate manufacture ; and when we see for the changes that have taken place that of 3900 tons produced by the within its walls ; procrastinated as have mines in Cornwall and Devon in the been the labours of renovation, and past year, 3400 tons were consumed at unpromising as are the appearances of home, we need hardly point out that completion, the side walls and the arms the consequence of such a measure constituting the terminations of the would be the stopping of almost all our supporters of the roof, are entirely re tin mines, of which the return is about novated, and present a remarkably one-fourth of the value of the entire beautiful appearance. The moulding's mining produce of Cornwall. - Fal. and other ornaments also present all the mouth Packet. freshness of novelty. The appearances are delightful to the antiquarian. The
LANCASHIRE. southern window, that abutting upon Extraordinary Upheaving of Masses of Abingdon-street, has also undergone
Rock.- A remarkable phenomenon has entire renovation, and the walls adjoin
occurred at the quarry of Dr. Hughes, ing it and the surmounting turret that
in Toxteth-park. Whilst the workmen used to be, have scaffolding preparatory
were engaged in their labours, they to the work of restoration. A small
observed a mass of rock with a quantity door-way at the farther end of the hall,
of superincumbent earth upon it, which to communicate with the Houses of
would weigh at least 100 tons, suddenly Parliament, is retained; but it is so to heave and rise six inches ; after constructed as to be in some degree in
which it immediately settled into its accordance with the architecture of the
proper position, cracking the rock in hall, instead of presenting, like the
various places, and leaving other marks olden door-way, a square wood-work, as if the door led from one parlour to
of convulsion.-- Liverpool Mercury. The another. With respect to the period
preceding statement will probably appear
incredible to many of our readers; but when this work (which was to be
it is an undoubted fact, that a few years finished somewhere about last Christ
ago an immense mass of rock in the mas), is really to be completed, there
tunnel of the Leeds and Liverpool are no means of judging, but it is quite
Canal, rose several inches, and stopped evident that it is not likely to be finished for some time yet.
the navigation of the canal until it was
cut down to the former level.--ManCORNWALL.
chester Guardian. Supply of Tin. For some little time past, much anxiety has existed in the mining districts of this county, in con. County Rates.-A circular has been sequence of an application by the tin sent round to the magistrates in this plate manufacturers to the Board of county, and it would seem throughont Trade for a diminution of the import the kingdom, requesting them to make duty on tin. We believe that for the a return to the Commissioners appointed present this has been refused ; but we to inquire into the subject of County fear that the terms in which that de Rates, of the amount of fees received by termination was couched were such as clerks under the heads specified, disto induce the manufacturers to contem tinguishing the amount paid directly, plate a similar application during the or in the end reimbursed by the county, next session of Parliament. Now, not. from that which is borne by individuals. withstanding an advance of the price of This, we suppose, is preparatory to that white tin from 758. to 858. per cwt. bas thorough investigation of the expenses very lately taken place, we have still a of public prosecutions to which the diminishing supply ; and on an average Commissioners allude in their last reof the county, we fear that the tin port. It seems probable, from the mode mines are little, if at all, more than in which the return is ordered, that the paying their current costs. The dimi Commissioners contemplate, by the nution of the import duty would occa formation of a general fee list, to equal
ize these charges, which now, we understand, vary materially in different parts of the kingdom.-Worcester Herald.
YORK, The Orgán of York Minster. — The organ of York Cathedral is the largest in the United Kingdom, and taken in all its advantages, not surpassed, we believe, by any organ on the continent. It has three sets of keys of six octaves each, and two octaves of pedal keys. The number of stops is 56, and of pipes about 4500. The great organ at Haarlem has 60 stops, and nearly 5000 pipes ; but while it has only two pipes of 32 feet long, and eight of 16 feet, the York organ has four of 32 feet, and 20 of 16 feet. The diameter of the 32 feet double metal diapason is 20 inches, and the diagonal of the double wood diapason of the same length is four feet. The distribution of the stops in this instrument is thus-24 to the great organ, 10 to the choir organ, 12 to the swelling organ, and 10 to the pedals. There are six copula stops, and seven composition pedals, and there are 60 complete ranks of pipes through the manuls. Recently a great improvement has been made in the effect of this instrument, by an elevation of the swell box, which before lay too closely on the ranks of pipes below, so as very greatly to injure their power and effect. By raising the swell box, sufficient space has been given for the sound of these once hall-smo. thered pipes to expand into full volume; and the improvement is well worth the expense of the alteration; and the additional tabernacle work which has been required to conceal the swell box is now elevated above the original case. The old organ of the cathedral, destroyed by the fire of 1829, though greatly inferior to the Haarlem in the numbers of its stops and pipes, that of the former being 52, and of the latter 3254, yet it greatly exceeded it in the number of its large scale stops, carrying with it, therefore, the preference of musical men, who found in it all the power and depth of the continental instruments, combined with the sweetness and mellowness of the English. If its predecessor could thus claim a preference over its Dutch rival, the present instrument undoubt. edly surpasses it very greatly, being in fact by far the most remarkable organ in the world in its large scale stops, though several organs on the continent exceed both it and the Haarlem organ in the number of pipes ; but this is no
conclusive proof of cither the excellence or the size and power of the instrument, as small and bad pipes will count as well as the largest and the best. — York Gazelle.
IRELAND. A moving bog has been lately wit. nessed on a part of Lord O'Neil's estate, in the neighbourhood of Randalstown, on the Ballymena road, and about two miles and a half from the former town, On the 19th ult., in the evening, the first movement occurred. A person who was near the ground was surprised to hear a rumbling noise, as if under the earth ; and immediately after, his surprise was not a little increased on perceiving a part of the bog more pretty rapidly forward, a distance of a few perches. It then halted, and exhibited a broken rugged appearance, with a soft peaty substance boiling up through the chinks. It remained in this state till the 22nd, when it suddenly moved forward at a quick rate, covering cornfields, potato-fields, turf-stacks, hay in ricks, &c.; not a vestige of which now remains to be seen. So sudden and rapid was this movement, that the adjacent mail.coach road was covered in a few minutes, or rather moments, to a depth of nearly twenty feet. It then directed its course towards the River Maine, which lay below it; and so great was its force, and such the quantity of mat. ter carried along, that the moving mass was forced a considerable way across the river. In conseqnence of the late heavy rains, the river has again found its channel through the matter deposited in its bed; otherwise the water would have been forced back, and immense damage done to the land on the banks. The fish in the river have been killed to a considerable distance. The damage done by this mossy inundation has been very considerable. About 150 acres of excellent arable land have been covered, and rendered totally useless. Down the middle of the projected matter a channel has been formed, through which there is a continual flow of a dark, peaty substance over ground where, only two weeks ago, the reapers were at work. A house close by the road is so far overwhelmed that only a part of the roof is to be seen. Besides the actual damage sustained, the utmost alarm prevails; and the people living 'adjacent to the place have been removing their furni. ture, &c., to a distance. - Northern Whig.
NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE.
THE LAST IN THE LEASE.“
BY MRS. S. C. HALL.
“Way, then, Grace, where was the good of all the larning I gave you, girl darlint, if you won't read us what's on the paper; sure it's pleasant, at times, to hear the news.”
Uncle, dear, sure it's all the pleasure in life I'd have in accommodating you,” replied Grace, still continuing to twirl her wheel. “Only that, you see, I can't read and spin at the same time.”
“ What news you tell us,” persisted Corney Burnett, or as he was commonly called “ Black Burnett;" “ what news you tell us. Who ever expected you to read and spin at the same time? And indeed, dear Grace, its glad of an excuse I'd be, set aside the reading, to get you from your wheel; the bur and the twirl of it's never out of my eyes nor ears.
It's eager to make the linen I am, to keep us clean and comfortable, —and you above all, uncle; to see you comfortable, sure, is the pride of my life, to say nothing of the blessing.”
“ Thank you, Grace ; 'I believe it from my heart. And why shouldn't I ? since the day I promised my poor brother (God be good to him !) to be a father to the both of you, I never had an aching heart on your account, anyhow."
“ Nor on account of poor Michael either, uncle. Poor Michael, for the sense God has left in him, is as good a boy as is to be found in a month of Sundays."
“Ay," replied Burnett, sorrowfully; " but it's very mournful to see him sitting there, staring into the turf fire, and seeming to care for nothing on the living earth but that cur of a dog."
“Snap loves him dearly: it's wonderful, so it is, to see how he watches every turn Michael takes; the poor baste's eye is never tired looking at him, nor his ear never shut to his voice," said Grace, putting aside her wheel and unfolding the remnants of a tattered newspaper.
“ Read the news--read the news,” reiterated the half-idiot boy, who had been, as his uncle truly said, staring into the turf fire, his dog curled round his feet, and his long, bony fingers clasped over his knees. “ Read the news, Grace. What you see wrong in others, mend in yourself, what you see wrong in others, mend in yourself :-is that the news, Grace ?”
Grace could hardly forbear smiling at the rapidity with which he pronounced and repeated a sentence that had obtained for him the sobriquet of “ Preaching Michael;" and she replied—“I think, Mick, honey, it would be news if people did so."
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“Ay," repeated the idiot,“ what you see wrong in others, mend in yourself.” “ Hold
your whisht, will you ?” exclaimed Black Burnett. “What name's to the paper you've got, Grace ?”.
“ That's more than I can tell you, unele dear," replied the gentle girl ;
“ for the name's clean tore off: but sure it's no matter for the name; one paper's as good as another."
“Oh! be quiet, now; don't you mind that some papers are for one side, and some for t’other, and both can't be right, that's an impossibility. How ould is it?"
"I can't tell that either, uncle ; but it can't be very ould, for just down here it says that small bonnets are all the thing, and the last time Mrs. Hays, of the Grate house, was past here, she had a hat like a griddle ; so, as she's tip-top, she'd have tip-top fashions. Why not? So I'm sure the paper's not over a fortnight printed, any way."
“Well, read what they're after saying in the big Houses of Parliament, and all about Counsellor Dan; read every word, not as you did the last loan of a paper I had: Barney Doolen told me twice as much out of it as you read, Grace.”
“ Barney made it, then," exclaimed Grace, nevertheless colouring deeply, for she knew the charge was not altogether unfounded, as she was in the habit of skipping a great deal. “ Barney made the news, I say, uncle; for I read it from top to bottom,—and then again, and again, -and most of it backwards to plaze you: it took me as long as I'd spin a pound of flax--so it did.”
“I wish I knew if that paper was one of the right sort,” said Burnett, without heeding her observation.
“ I'm sure it is,” she replied ; “ for at the very top it begins with * Father Mulvaney's Sarmon.'
" A priest's sarmon put on the paper,” repeated the good man, rubbing his hands gleesomely, and drawing his creepie” closer to the fire; “ let's have it, Grace. Now show your fine larning, my girl ;-but asy, there,—first let me light my doodeen. Augh !” he continued, after screwing up his tobacco in a piece of dirty brown paper and thrusting it into a hole in the wall“ for safety." Augh! Grady's tobacco isn't worth a farthing a pound—he always keeps it in paper.”
“What you see wrong in others, mend in yourself,” exclaimed the natural.
“He has you there," laughed pretty Grace, as she glanced at the paper-ends sticking out of the wall.
Read the sarmon-one at a time, if you plaze, Miss Grace," said Burnett, looking serious; but Grace, before she did her uncle's bidding, sprang up, and kissed his wrinkled cheek affectionately, whispering, “ You are not angry with your own poor Grace?” The seriousness passed from the old man's brow, and Grace commenced showing her“ larning.” She had not finished the first sentence, however, when she stopped, and said, “ Uncle, it's very strange, but this sarmon is spelt quare-not in good English.”
“A mighty fine judge you are, to be sure," replied Burnett, again roused to the “ short passing anger.” “ A nighty fine scholar you must be to faut a priesi's sarmon and the printing of a newspaper! I suppose you'll be for preaching and printing yourself.”