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looks, manners, and opinions, inimita. other. The characters of several of bly represcuted. In his view of the his associates here, are also drawu with qualifications of an actor, almost every good effect; and two bighly amusing endowment and grace under heaven songs of an Irish Whist Party, and a are comprized; but though not Volunteer l'ield-day add much to the amply gifted, the aspirani risolves to spirit of the scene. Other Irish cbatry, and sets out, with twenty Fouads racters appear in succession, genuine, in his pocket, for Dublin. On his we believe, but unknown in England, route he meets Ap Llewellyn, a fat and excellent portraits of Cooke and Cambrian, hunting for mineral waters Suett. The laiter has given Mathews to reduce bis corpulency, and ever a letter of introduction to one Lollyenquiring, in a strange tone, "Am I pop Smith, which appellation he has any thinner, think ye? I wish I were fastened upon him for releasing Dicky thinner !” This persouage ligures pro- Gossip from a tart-sbop, where he was minently in the after scenes, and is a detained in consequence of not having very novel and amusing character. a shilling in his pocket to pay for Atštratford on Avon we observed some pastry, which his son had unwittingly misplaced sensibility about Shaks- consumed. A portrait of Curran pleadpeare, which is by no means in keep- ing in one of the Irish Rebellion causes ing with the general scene, and had is next introduced, but certainly not much better be omitted; a laughable so successfully, as far as regards the song of the Market-day at Stratford, imitation of our late eloquent friend; with pigs, ducks, and children, in the and a real Irish Song of “ Croosmediey, being more consistent with keen Lawn" terminates his Irish adthe general features of the perfor- ventures. From Dublin the itinerant mance, and quite out of character with journeys to Wales, where he performs the Shaksperian sentimentalism. Ma- for some time, and next engages with thews lands at Dublin, where a care the celebrated Tate Wilkinson, of ful carter ofers to convey his luggage whom his personation is perfection. from the shore. The fellow, however, Tate's abborrence of rats, and oddly will say nothing but Whisht!---whisht! interlarded conversation, his misdi--to any question or remark, till at rected letters and other droll incidents, length the passengers declare that if cause laugh to follow laugh in quick de does not explain himself, they will succession. A very curious imitation upload their trunks“Whisht!-- whisht! of a baby Roscius in Richard III. and spake softlier, I have just stole the cart the introduction of Mr. Mark Magand horse!” We cannot say much for pum, with his bye-words “ all that the point of this story, and the next is sort of thing,” and “
every thing in unfortunately very ancient, and rather the world.” afford much amusement the worse for wear. Seeing a fellow here, until the successful Provincial is driving a pig, Mathews asks the bog- summoned to a Town engagement. trotter where he is taking the beast, and In the London green-rooms he places the folowing colloquy ensues. “Spake many well-known personages before lower, yoorhonour; pray spake lower.” his audience; and in the last verse ---" Why should I speak lower? I only introduces some of his own former ask you whither you are driving the characters of the old Scotch Lady, pig." “Spake lower."
• What rea &c. &c. with all the earlier cilect, son can you have for not answering so which concludes the adventures of his trifting a question?" " Why sure your Youthful Days. In the third and last honour's as welcome as the flowers in part, he undertakes the characters of May, but I am afraid he'll hare me." Nat. a servant of all-work in a lodging-"What then?"-" Then he'll not house; Fipley, a dandy actor ; Screwg0,--for I'm taking him to Cork, but nerve, an old iniser; Zephyr, a French I've made bim belave he's going to ballet-master; Ap Lluyd, not groun Fermoy !"-On the Dublin stage our thinner, Mr. Mark Magnum, a non comactor is partially successful, and in low pos Lodger, and Miss Amelrosa, a comedy becomes one of Daly's Divar- young lady, who elopes with Fipley. tors, as the audience called that mana These are all admirable of their kind. ger's corps. The wardrobe is described and Magnum's drunken scene, in which as very scanty, and a droll example is be recounts his exploits as Steward at introduced of acting with one ruille, a public dinner, is a superia dve treat. by changing it from one hard to the Ilis picture ofrece inebriety, and" all
that sort of thing," of mistake, waggery, vious occasions, there were two or misadventure, and every thing in the three writers, this single anthorship worid," evinces the finest tact, and is must, of course, therefore, have very combined with a fidelity of copy which materially encreased the arduous pamusi be seed, to be conceived. ture of an undertaking always suffi
“ Thus ends this strange, eventful ciently appalling, history," and the only duty left to us.is Having therefore thus stated 'our to deliver our critical opinion, “ for very trilling objections, we have far we are nothing, if not critical,” which more pleasure in adding our encomium: we shall proceed to do very briefly, and -as a theatrical treat, we recommend very candidly. Were this the first in- it to all our friends with a confidence stead of the fifth of Mr. Mathews' se- of it's weil meriting our eulogy, and ries, we should most readily hail it by well rewarding their trouble in making every term of eulogy in our vocabu- the visit; while a far better evidence lary, and praise the whole, as cer of our private opinion is, that we hope tainly by far the greater part of it, to witness it's repetition very frerichly merits. But “ seeing what we quently ourselves. have seen," we undoubtedly did prefer On the Wednesdays and Fridays of portions of last season's adventures to the present Lent, Mr. Bartley's Outhe present, and our principal objec- ranologia, or Astronomical Lectures, tion now is, that we have not such bave recommenced, with very consitangible characters, if we may so ex derable improvements, both in their press it,-as Major Longbow, The Hon. literary composition, and their mechaPaul Pinnacle, and Miss Guffin. We nical elucidation. This exhibition is, well know however the difficulty of ca, we think, beyond comparison, the best teriag for the public, and the additional of it's kind in the metropolis, both for difficulty of providing unadulterated matter as well as manner; and Mr. novelty. The new entertainment is Bartley's style of delivery might be solely from the pen of Mr. R. B. copied with advantage by very many Peake; and we believe, upon all pre- beside Astronomical Lecturers.
The days omitted were distinguished by no business of Public importance.
HOUSE OF LORDS.
more than it had done for a century beTHURSDAY, FEB. 21.
fore. He had next the satistaction of THE Lord Chancellor brought in a bill stating, that the revenue of last year exto prevent delay in the administration of ceeded that of the preceding year by more justice, by enabling the Judges to open than one nuillion sterling, and this enCounty Assizes, on the day afier the time crease was independent of the additional specified in the commission, upon declar duties on articles liable to a greater taxaing the cause of delay.
tion in the one year than in the other. TUESDAY, FEB, 26.
The progressive encrease of the sums The Earl of Liverpool proceeded to vested in Saving Banks, was also a proof submit to their Lordships certain state of ease in the circumstances of a great ments relative to the situation of this proportion of that description of persons coaptry. It appeared, by the compara- who were alledged to suffer from the tive statement of the population which pressure of distress, and the great prowas before their Lordships, that between gress of the encrease during the last year 1801 and 1811, there was an encrease was on this account the more remarkable. in Great Britain, from 10,942,646 to The next point which he wished their 12,596,803, or in the proportion of 14 per Lordships to consider was, the state of cent. Again, between 1811 and 1821, the foreign commerce of the country, in there was an encrease to 14,397,677, being which branch of trade there was an enequal to 17 and two-thirds per cent. He crease in the exports of last year over the thought it would be impossible for their preceding, to the extent of two or three Lordships properly to direct their conside- millions. For the amended state of the maration to the state of the country, with a nufacturing districts, he would appeal to view to discover the cause of the present those noble Lords' who were best acdifficulties, without bearing in mind this quainted with them, and he now came to extraordinary fact,-ibat the population the depressions which he was aware did had, during the last 20 years, encreased exist in all the coucerns of agriculture;
and wbitch existed in every other conntry
FRIDAY, MARCH 8. in Europe as well as in this. He cer The Seizure of Arms in Ireland Bill and tainly did not mean to state this as a mat the Importation of Arms in Ireland Bil ter of consolation to the petitioners, but were read a third time and passed. as an important consideration with respect to the cause of the depression, which HOUSE OF COMMONS. every country, whether manufacturing or
MONDAY, FEB. 18. agricultural, when all were at this mo
The Marquess of Loudonderry moved, ment equally suffering, and it was obvi.
“That the "Report of the Agricultural ous that an immediate and general re Committee of the last Sessions, together medy was beyond the reach of their with the petitions laid upon the table Lordships' power. He would also call during the last and present sessions, their aitention shortly to the growing stating the extent of agricultural distress, produce of the revenue, which would at- be referred to a committee, to inquire into ford evidence that the wealth of the coun- those distresses, and to report their obsertry had encreased in a yet greater pro- vations to the House." which was apportion, and that the chief evil of taxes pointed, and consisted, with very few exin their tendency to setter the growth of ceptions, of the same members who compublic resources had not been operative in posed thecommittee of last session, our own case. The total amount of our
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 20. exports for the years 1787, 8, and 9, was
Mr. Hume presented a petition, signed about £12,852,000; during the years 1819; by 4000 inhabitants of the town of Pres20, and 21, they were £40,146,000. The value of imports during the tirst-men- ing the interference of that House, to
ton, Lancashire, and it's vicinity ; request. tioned period was £13,000,000.; during mitigate the punishinent at present inthe latter £36,179,000. With regard to ficted on Mr. Hunt, and concluded by tea, the consumption had encreased in a moving: --" That the petition be brought latter, there was an encrease of from up,” which was read and ordered to be 10,000,000 to 14,000,000; the consump
Lord Archibald Hamilton rose to move, tion of tea had experienced an increase that the reports of the select committees from 10,000,000 lb. to 22,600,000 lb. Another article of excise was candles, and upon Scotch burghs should be referred to a in the year 1792, when there was a tax of committee of the
whole House, when after
some debate the House divided : one half pemuy per pound, the accounts for
For the motion,
46 the years showed that the quantity so
81 taxed and consumed was 49,900,000 lbs.
Majority, Against it - 35 In the year 1819, the quantity was no less than 83,559,000lbs. being an encrease of
THURSDAY, FEB. 21. oue-third beyond that of our population.
Lord Althorpe brought forward his proBut there was likewise another exciseable mised motion on the state of the country, article, as to which there could be no fal- and concluded by moving a resolution, lacy, and which was one of universal con
that the plau of relief proposed by mivis. sumption. In soap also the consumption ters had disappointed the expectations of had nevertheless gone on encreasing, and the country, and did not meet the justice was in 1821, the last year, 643,963 cwt.
of the case, and moved an amendment, In leather, bricks, and salt an equal en
when after considerable debate the House
divided crease of consumption had also taken
126 place ; and Lord Liverpool came now to
For the original motion,
234 the measures which were proposed to alle
For the amendment, viate the distress which it could not re
-108 move. The first was to reduce our estab
FRIDAY, FEB, 22, lishments: the next to dispose of the sur Mr. Home moved that there should be plus which the reductions would occasion, laid before the House the returns of the And here he was happy to say, that Go- amount of the wages, of victuals, wear and vernment was enabled to propose a remis- tear, and ordnance for the seamen and sion of taxesof more than a million. And he marines to serve in his Majesty's fleet, for might be per mitted to hold out the prospect the year 1822, previously to going ivto a of farther relief in future years, by the suc- Committee. cessive reduction of the interest on public Mr. Croker said that this was the securities, and the diminution of the expen. first moment in which, during the space diture in our establishments, occasioned of more than 160 years, the vote of the by their magnitude during the last war. Navy Estimates had been opposed, even His Lordship concluded by moving for in it's preliminary stage, and after exthe finance accounts of the year 1821; posing the false calcnlations of Mr. Hume which, atter some few observations by other at very considerable length, the House Peers was agreed to without a division. divided
For Mr. Hume's motlon, 64 and moved the appointment of a pommittee
to enqnire into the particulars stated in Majority,
00 the petition from the Corporation of LowMONDAY, FEB. 25,
don, which was lost by a Majority of 128. Mr. James called the attention of the Mr. Calcraft brought forward his moHouse to a violation of the privileges of tion for leave to bring in a Bill for the grait's members, and moved, " That it is the dual repeal of the duty.on salt, when after opinion of this Honse that any person considerable debate, the House divided. breaking open, detaining, or suppressing For the motion,
165 any letter or letters addressed to or by Against it,
169 any member of this House, is guilty of a
Majority, direct breach of the privileges of this
FRIDAY, MARCH 1. House.
In the Committee of Supply, the ChanAfter much debate the House divided, cellor of the Exehegner stated his intenwhen the numbers were
tion, as soon as the finance accounts of For the motion,
60 the present year were arranged, to proAgainst it,
167 pose a Committee for the purpose of Majority,
107 simplying the publiç accounts, In thaf The Chancellor of the Exchequer rose Committee it would be open for consi. to propose an object for the adoption deration, whether any new mode of arof Parliament, the effecting of which ranging the Simkiag Fund ought to be had always been looked upon as affordadopted, and they would then consider ing a most striking proof of the great re whether the surplus of the five millions sonrces of the country, and of the extent was to be applied to the reduction of taxes, of public credit. The reducing the in, or should be suffered to accumulate at terest of the 5 per cents. which would have compound interest. the effect of giving relief to the extent of Sir J. Osborne, after stating that consis £1,150,000 per annum. The amount of derable reduction had been made in the stock on which the proposed reduction contingent expenses of the Admiralty, was to operate was £149,500,000, and was moved that there shonld be granted to his composed of the navy 5 and the Irish 5 Majesty the sum of £57,616 16s. Id. to deper cents. It was proposed by his Ma- fray the expense of the Admiralty Office jesty's ministers that the stockholders for during the present year. every £100 at present receiving an inter Sir M. Ridley moved a reduction in the est at 5 per cept. should receive £105 vote of £2,000 being the amount of the stock, bearing interest at 4 per cent. The salary of two of the Junior Lords of the individuals who consented to this exchange Admiralty. would continue to receive 5 per cent. in Sir J. Sebright looked upon the continuterest until the 5th of July next, but after ance of these places as convenient for that time they would receive only 4 per his Majesty's Ministers; but the House, cent. npon the encreased stock then in their as the guardian of the public prrse, was bands, which encrease would yield an ad- bound to have them reduced. ditional interest of four shillings per cent. Mr. Bernal, Mr. Maryatt, Lord Al All that government had a right to do, thorpe, Admiral Harvey, Mr. Gipps, Mr, was to force the bolders of stock to accept Ellison, Sir C. Cole, the Chancellor of the payment of their capital at par. They had Excheqner, and Lord Londonderry ope po right to compel them to accept the proposed it, and the House divided, wheq posed terms of transfer; that must be there were, entirely a voluntary act on their part. For the amendment, 182 But the terms which were proposed to Against it,
121 them were so favourable, that it might be Majority against Ministers reasonably concluded that the greater On the motion, that there be granted part of the stockholders would accept to his Viajesty the sum of £31,304 Is. 6d, them. In the confidence that this great for defraying the expenses of salaries and operation would be completed, he had contingencies of the Navy Pay-Office for proposed to the House the repeal of the the year 1822, Mr. Hume proposed a malt-tax. He concluded by moving his reduction of 25 per cent. from the whole first resolution for carrying into effect the of the salaries, which was lost by a large project, the particulars of which he had Majority. stated.
MONDAY, MARCH 4. Several Members spoke upon this ques Mr. Gooch wished to know when the tion, which was ultimately carried without remission of the duty of Is. a bushel on a division,
Malt should take place, and whether it THURSDAY, FEB. 28.
would be extended to the stock in hand. · Mr. Alderman Wood called the atten. · The Chancellor of the Exchequer said, tion of the House to the transactions it was his intention to take off the duty of which occurred at Knightsbridge barracks, Is. per bushel from the Poth February,
the day when the former resolution passed, reached it's final destination on and to make an allowance upon all stocks tinent, and concluded by moving of malt in the hands of the maltsters, tioa to the following effect,—“ whose stocks had been taken by the of the opinion of this House, that th cers of excise, of one shilling per bushel, and solemnity which by ancier to be repaid by four instalments, which have been observed at the funer would afford immediate and general re Queens of England, have been lief from this portion of the duty.
funeral of her late Majesty Que Lord Palmerston submitted the army line, unnecessarily and indecor estimates, and moved that there be allowed lated.” for his Majesty's land service, at home Mr. Hobhouse said, it did nc and abroad, except the regiments em that the Queen had wished the ployed in the possessions of the East India be private. Obey the injun Company, 68,820 men, from the 25th of the Queen's will" was the December, 1921, to the 21th December, it suited the purpose. Troo 1822, both inclusive, being 365 days. not to have been sent.
A lady Mr. Hume moved that 39,802 be substi- dance on her Majesty bad entre tuted for 68,802 men.
they should not, and foretold ti For the Amendment, 51
quences. Against it,
196 Col. Cavendish said, the sold Majority,
-145 pelted as soon as they appeared. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6.
friend would not deny that soldie Mr. H. G. Bennett rose for the pur- ever might be the distinction of pose of bringing under the consideration military, had a right, whien att of the House the circumstance attendant defend themselves. on the funeral of her late Majesty. He After much debate, in which then went through the whole detail from tions of the motion were wholly re it's leaving Brandenburgh House till it motion was negatived without a
COURT OF ALDERMEN.
Committee of the House of Comn SATURDAY, MARCH 9.
the Orphans' Fand, for various A Special Court of Aldermen was held which were read, and the Cha this day when the Chamberlain reported directed to make the Returns re the surplus in hand of the Orphans' Find applicable to the discharge of the debt, COURT OF COMMON COI which being read, the Court directed the
THURSDAY, MARCH. 21 sam of £23,200 to be paid off and dis At the Court held this Day, v charged, and instrncted the Chamberlain most numerously attended, M to take the requisite measures to inform moved a vote of severe censure the parties interested therein. Commis William Cartis, for the observati sioners of the Court of Reqnests for the Hon. Baronet in the House of month of April next were appointed. The reflecting on the Court of Comn Chamberlain laid before the Court sundry cil, which after a protracted de Orders le bad received from the Select carried by a large majority.
SATURDAY, FEB. 23.
County of Montgomery.- Th Member's returned to serre in Parliament. Hon. Charles Watkin Williams V
Borough of Blechingly.--The Right The King bas been pleased to Hon. Francis Levison Gower, commonly the Rev. James H. Monk, Bachelo called Lord Francis Levison Gower, in nity and Regius Professor of Gre the room of the Hon. William Henry Ca- University of Cambridge, the D vendish Bentinck, commonly called Mar- his Majesty's Cathedral Church o quis of Titchfield, who has accepted the borough, void by the death of 1 Chiltern Hundreds.
Dr. Thomas Kipling late Dcau th