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TESTIMONIAL TO SIR H. SMITH.âOn Thursday a public dinner was given to Sir H. Smith at Whittlesea, in the Isie of Ely, when a superb piece of plate was presented to him, subscribed by his fellow townsmen, in grateful acknowledgment of hts military achievements in India. The Rev. Mr Peyton was in the chair; on his right sat Sir H. Smith, Earl Fitzwilliam, the Earl of Aboyne, Lord Milton, Mr. Childers, Professor Sedgwick, Colonel Allix, and the Dean of Peterborough and on the left, the High Sheriff, the Earl of Hardwick, Lord Charles Russell, Mr. Townley, Colonel Hardy, Admiral Morris, the Rev. W. Selwvn, Rev. H. Fardell, the Rev. George Burgess, &e.. at the other tables were seated the officers of the Yeomanry Corps, and many of the gentry of the neighbourhood. The dinner, to which about 250 sat down, took place in a spacious tent elegantly fitted up for the occasion, with flags, flowers, and evergreens. Immediately behind the chair was a transparency with a good representation of the hero of Aliwal at the lower end was a gallery filled with ladies, among whom were Lady Charles Russell and Lady Smith, with their friends. The usual intro- ductory toasts having been duly honoured. The Chairman proposed the toast of the day, and preseuted the testimonial in the shape of a piece of plate, to the Gallant Generai who had honoured them as a guest. The piece of plate, which is valued at E300, consists of a magnificent epergne standing about three feet high, and tastefully decorated with martial insignia. It was the result of local subscription. Sir H. Smith, who was received with unbounded applause, spoke as follows :â Lives there a man with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land ?" Fain would I thank you for the honour you have done me thi day in this assembly, and the sumptuous* banquet you have prepared for r.(- but when the heart is fail the tongue refuses to obey it. (Cheers.) It is true, as our worthy president has stated, that 42 years ago I left my native land. Upon that occasion I parted with an affectionate mother; and dear to me is this day the com mem.) ration of her birth. (Cheers.) The last '[\rds she made use of tome were, I pray you, never eu;?r a public billiard room to play, and if you should be engaged with the enemies of your country remember you were born an Englishman." That mother had three sons at the battle of Waterloo. Providence pro- tected us all three though -we were" engaged in the hottest part of the fight, and, I believe, there is no such thing on record-those three are now here present to feel and thank you for the honour done to me and the memory of my parent. (Cheers.) How I fulfilled the first part of h^r affectionate admonition I well know, for I never did play in a public billiard room, and. therefore, I never was drunk in my life. (Cheers.) How I per- formed the latter part of my promise, my Sovereign, the Duke of Wellington, my country at large, and you, my fellow townsmen, have declared. It becomes me alone to acknowledge the feelings of enthusiasm with which universally, as well as locally, I have been received. (Cheers.) If it has been my good fortune to render any service to my country, it was from having been placed in those prominent situations which would have been equally well filled by others for, believe me, it is to the soldiers it was my good fortune to command that I am indebted for every honour I have received. (Loud cheers.) I never yet appealed to the courage of a CntisT) soldier that he did not readily respond to my call, and support me in the most trying emergencies. (Cheers.) Gentlemen, I hope that war may be far distant, for, believe me, war, though a glorious, is a horrid profession. (Cheers.) Since the battle of Waterloo, that wonderful battle which has established pestee in our land for 32 years, I have been almost entirely absent from this country. But on my return I see all around me the beneficient effects of peace, in the improvement of the arts, in the progress of science, in the social and moral advancement of the people. (Cheers.) My earnest hope therefore, is, that we may continue to enjoy, under the blessings of Providence the benign fruits of a prolonged peace. (Cheers.) I accept with gratitude the piece of plate which you have offered to me; it shall be perpetuated in my family. (Cheers.) I have no children of my own but I have two nephews who were in India, and they are worthy of the coat they wear, or I myself would be the first to strip them of it. (Cheers.) I trust no individual of my family will ever disgrace this day's memorial. (Cheers.) To have been receh ed as I have been, by my Sovereign, by the Duke of Wellington, and by my countrymen, must, as you well know, be far more gratifying to me than I am able to express. I feel the honour not the less. (Cheers.) As allusion has been made to future services, I will only say, I shall be most happy if they be not required; but if they be, my only apprehension is lest I should fail to fulfil the expectations which my kind friends may have formed, or secure to the same extent those great results which in some degree I have already Cfntribnted to attain. ?Cheers.) My first martial order was created in the* Whittlesea troop of Yeomanry Cavalry, which I have this day inspected, (cheers); and I ha'.e had a great gratification in observing that they are even superior to what they were in those days. (Cheers.) I believe it was once said by a Minister to the King, in allusion to the French Revolution, and the state of Great Britain at the time, If your Majesty is afraid to arm your subjects, your throne totters to h.n- J' 'Ã_- =- ",L_a. iio uaar. upiiaiuii IlUW Hi) uiai, su lung as our nobles are true to the throne, the people will be true to them, and England will stand as she does now, para- mount in the world. (Cheers.) I will not longer detain voti. My heart is far too full for expression. Be assured of this, that however much I appreciate the many proofs of kindness and attention I have received after a long and eventful absence from my country, this mal k of attention in my native isle, from my fellow townsmen, goes deeper to my heart than all others. If I have been fortunate enough to be honoured, it is because I served in the school of that great commander the Duke of Wellington. (Loud cheers.) I have seen that wonderful hero in the most responsible situations; I have seen his generals and soldiers often anxious what was to come next but the moment he rode in among us, there was a smile on the countenance of every man, conifdence was restored, victory was secure. (Loud cheers.) If I have been honoured it was because ] had set before me his high example-because I fought like an Englishman, proud of my country,-and because I was taugnt humility by that rev. pastor my worthy tutor, Mr. Burgess, whom I am delighted now to see before me. (Loud cheers ) To you, my loids, who have come from other parts to do rue honour, I feel deeply grateful. Thus received and honoured by you the friends of my youth, many of you my schoolfellows and playmates, all of you so much respected and revered by me, I return to you the heartfelt thanks of an honoured but humble and most grateful townsman, Henry Smith. (Loiid cheers.) The conviviality was kept up tin a late hour. TO LADIES. 11 Avi-c de mauvais dents jamais lomme n'etoit belle. Arec de.julis dents jamais femme N'etoit laide.- J. J. KCJCSSBAU. VALUE AND IMPORTANCE OF ARTIFICIAL TFRTH.â MR. HOWAIID'S PATKNT.âThe teetli influence the form and expression of the countenance much more than is Ktncraily imagined, and the finest face is disfigured if aiiv of the teeth ;,re lost, and a disagreeable impression is prouueNi.- Where the teeth are good, there is when speaking, or smiling especially, a fascination present, which prevents further examination of the countenance. The new Patent Incorrodible Teeth, introduced by Mr. Howard, Surgeon-Dentist, 61, Berners Street, Oxford- street, LODUOII, arc fixed without extracting any roots of

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