nrtr A DREAM OF HINDOSTAN. visum teneatis, amici THE longer one lives, the more one learns," Said I, as off to sleep I went, Bemus'd with thinking of Tithe concerns, And reading a book, by the Bishop of FEBSS,* On the Irish Church Establishment. But, lo, in sleep, not long I lay, When Fancy her usual tricks began, And I found myself bewitch'd away To a goodly city in Hindostan- A city, where he* who dares to dine On aught but rice, is deem'd a sinner Where sheep and kine are held divine, And, accordiiigly-never drest for dinner. "But how is this?" I wand' ring cried- As I walk'd that city, fair and wide, And saw, in every marble street, A row of beautiful butchers' shops- What means, for men who don't eat meat, This grand display of loins and chops ? Ju vainT ask'd—'twas plain to see That nobody dar'd to answer me. So, on, from street to street I strode And you can't conceive how vastly odd The butchers look'd-a roseate crew, Inshrin'd in stalls, with nought to do; While some on a bench, half-dozing, sat, And the Sacred Cows were not more fat. Still pos'd to think, what all this scene Of sinecure trade was meant to mean, And, pray," ask'd 1-11 by whom is paid The expense of this strange masquerade? The expense !—oh that's of course defray'd] (Said one of these well-fed Hecatombers) By yonder rascally rice-consumers." -What! they, who mustn't eat meat "X 0 matter- (And, while he spoke, his cheeks grew fatter,)' The rogues may munch their Paddy crop, But the rogues must still support our shop. And, depend upon it, the way to treat Heretical stomachs that thus dissent, Is to burden all that wo'n't eat meat, With a costly MHAT ESTABLISHMENT." On hearing these words so gravely said, With a volley of laughter loud I shook; And my slumber fled, and my dream was sped, And I found I was lying snug in bed, With my nose in the Bishop of FERNS'book. T. MOORE. An indefatigable scribbler of anti-Catholic pamphlets.
dPucral JttrillØ. h' A FREE PARDON has been granted by her Majesty to Thomas Glenny, convicted at the late assizes for Surrey, at Kingston, for the murder of his illegitimate child. This decision has been arrived at in compliance with the recommendation of the judge (Baron Maule) who tried the case. REMOVAL OF THE VERNON GALLERY.—On Saturday the authorities at the National Gallery received the official instruc- tions for the removal of the Vernon collection from Trafalgar- square to Marlborough House, the residence of the late Queen Dowager, where the collection will be opened to public inspec- tion on Whit-Monday. RAILWAY ACCIDENTS.—Last week a return to Parliament was printed, showing that from the 1st of June to the 31st of December last there were 106 persons killed, and 112 injured on all the railways open for public traffic. The number of passengers conveyed during the half-year amounted to 34,924,469. Of the passengers 54 were injured from causes beyond their own control. 11 passengers were killed and 10 injured owing to their own misconduct or want of caution. 2 servants of companies or of contractors were killed, and 3 in- jured from causes beyond their own control. 62 servants of companies or of contractors were killed, and 37 injured owing to their own misconduct or want of caution. 28 trespassers and othe: persons, neithe passengers nor servants of the com- pany, were killed, and 7 injured by improperly crossing or standing on the railways. One child was killed and one in- jured by an engine running off the rails and entering a house. There were 2 suicides. The number of miles of railway open on the 30th of June was 5,447, and 5,996 on the 31st of December last. The increase during the half-year was 549 miles. MR. ARCHER, builder, of Portland Town, was robbed last week in an omnibus, of E209 in gold money, which he had just got from the Bank of England to pay his men.. The robbery was remarkably schemed and carried out.. Husband and wife got into the omnibus, and sat near Mr, J rcher, the wife carry- ing an ailing infant which engaged much attention near the Angel, the woman went into hysterics, and in the confusion of getting her out Mr. Archer was robbed. Going to the chemist's shop where he left the woman, he found that she had received sudden benefit from the restoratives administered, and that man, woman, child, and money, had alike cleared off. A CURE OF SOULS FOR SALE.—Notice has been given, that the perpetual advowson and next presentation to the vicarage of Braintree is for sale; and, as an inducement to purchasers" it is stated, that the present incumbent is in his 79th year. Braintree is a town in Essex, the large majority of the inhabit- ants being Dissenters, who have for many years past resisted Church-rates, and who originated a case which has frequently come under the consideration of our courts of judicature. The present patron of the living is the Rev. J. Lewis, M.A., rector of Ingatestone and Rivenhall, the value of whose united bene- fices (Braintree not included) is £ 1,151 per annum. IT is understood to be in contemplation to erect a monastery on an extensive scale near the Roman Catholic chapel in Rugby, land having been purchased for that purpose. Several novices are at present in course of probation for this new religious foundation.-A1.is' 8 Birmingham Gazette. AUXILIARY EXPEDITION IN SEARCH OF Sllt J. FRANKLIN.— Lady Franklin has just purchased the ketch Prince Albert, of ninety tons, of the Messrs. White, of Cowes, to proceed to Prince Regent's Inlet, and send parties across from Brentford- bay to the western side of Boothia, which will explore to the Strait of James Ross; whilst another party will explore the eastern side of Bpothia as far as Lord Major's Bay, in search of her ladyship's gallant husband. The Prince Albert will be immediately fitted out at Aberdeen, and will leave that place in about three weeks. By permission of the Admiralty, who answered his request immediately it was received, Commander Codrington Forsyth, an experienced surveying officer of the royal navy, will command this expedition, THE SPEAKING Coups-E.-Eliza Driscoil, a woman who spoke with a strong Cork brogue, was brought before Sir P, Laurie, on Friday, charged with acts of imposture, by Mr. S. Cooper Christmas, of 4, Wood-street, Cheapside. The prisoner is well known as an imposter the most accomplished. Ladies have been her victims for the last six or seven years. She called upon a lady at Stratford, and pathetically represented that she had a child lying dead, and was without the means of laying it in the ground. The lady said, that, before she would render aid, she must ascertain the truth of the statement. The pri- soner thereupon conducted her home, and pointed to the bed, on which there appeared to be a coipse with a sheet over it. The evidence being quite satisfactory, the lady contributed half-a-sovereign, and retired. Upon leaving, however, it oc- cuivred to her that; she might possibly have been imposed upon, and she listened under the window, when she heard a voice cry out in a querulous tone, "Mother, how long am I to remain dead ?" Sir P. Laurie said he should give her an opportunity I of deciding between a city and a county gaol for the term of three months. A LARGE illicit manufactory of soap was discovered at Stoke f Newington, last week. Two well-known smugglers were ap- I prehended on the premises, and it is obvious that the works have been in active operation for many years. JACKSON, the American Deer," has been running a race against two horses, at Bingamon, in the United Stages. The horses; were to trot ten miles against the man's five miles and a half. J. he horses performed their distance in 29 minutes 4 seconds Jackson his in 29 minutes 51 seconds the nln thus losing by 47 seconds. The stakes were a thousand dollars. WHILE the hounds were out at Coalbrook Park House, one of the horses fell into a blind quarry-hole," and was killed on the instant; the rider, who sat firm, escaped quite unhurt. AN AMERICAN SAILOR was found at Sunderland in the streets greatly excited with drink, and he was taken to. the police- station. When there, he suddenly started from a bench, gained a yard, and clambered over some iron rails a policeman at- tempted to save him, but the sailor slipped from his grasp, and fell a depth of forty feet. None the worse for his tumble, lie climbed a wall, and got into the street. He was pursued; he leaped into the river, was chased in vain for some time by a boat, but was at length caught by the jacket as he 1'o:oe from diving under the boat. He was soon after given up to a party of shipmates, as his vessel was then on the eve of sailing. WEIGHTS AND MEASURES.—On Monday the bill in the House of Commons to alter and amend the laws relating to weights and measures was printed. It contains twelve clauses, and will effect some important alterations. Former acts on the same subject are to be repealed, and the present examiners are to cease to hold office. Inspectors appointed under former acts may enter premises and inspect weights and measures, and when defective take them before a justice. In case of convic- tion, the weights, &c., are to be forfeited, and a fine to 4Cs. may be imposed. 1:1 Justices may appoint the chief and other consta- bles of counties to be inspectors of weights and measures. Weights must be produced when required by the inspectors. Inspectors are to have no portion of the penalties, and by this bill an appeal is given to the quarter sessions. MUTTON FROM AMERICA.—A vessel which has arrived from New York has brought 58 barrels of mutton, as a portion of her cargo consigned, the produce of the United States of America. No previous importation of this description of animal food has lm taken place from the United States, either in a fresh or salted condition, if we except some small importations, at uncertain intervals, of hams made from mutton legs, and termed mutton hams, and which, not being smoked and entirely prepared for use as hams, according to the common acceptation of the term, have been admitted duty free. The present importation of mutton from America is therefore of some interest and import- ance. THE number of vessels built and registered in 1849, in the ports of the United Kingdom, amounted to 730, including 68 steamers, of which the tonnage was 117,953. The number of steam and sailing vessels employed in the trade of the United Kingdom, in 1849, was inwards, 37,072, of which 13,425 were foreign; and outwards, 37,603, of which 15,275 were foreign. THE GORHAM CASE.—Lord Campbell said The objection urged by Sir F. Kelly was, that Mr. Gorham had no right to bring the appeal from the decision of the Judge of the Arches Court to the Privy Council, but to the Upper House of Convo- cation. Alter a very careful consideration (observed the learned judge), we are all of opinion that the objection is un- founded, and that Mr. Gorham had a right to pursue the course, which he took to have the judgment reversed. The Rule for a Writ of Prohibition was accordingly refused. The decision of the Court appeared to give the greatest satisfaction. NEW DEER PARK.—Lord Brougham is about to convert some of his fine lands near Brougham Hall into a deer park, the high walls of which are making rapid progress towards completion. It will be stocked by deer from Lowther.—Car- lisle Pati-iot. THE WHOLE HOG,-An exchange gives us tiiis :-11 1 say, Pete, some darned Whig stole hfflf my pig last night." "How do you know it was a Whig, Bill ?" Because, if it had been a Loco, he'd have taken the whole of it."
Y CYDIRY" IN SCOTLAND. TO THE EDITOR OF THE PRINCIPALITY. Siit,-A.Io-,t of your readers probably are aware that, in a mining district in Scotland, there is at this time a considerable number of Welsh people. Among them there are not a few who appear to be imbued with the spirit of that holy r ig on which has exerted so powerful an influence overthiir Hat V country. Though deprived of a ministry which they can un- derstand and appreciate, they nevertheless e\-ince a ell s're to preserve their religious tendencies unimpaired, and are up wea- riel in their efforts to supply a deficiency which a prospect oi greater worldly comfort has occasioned them. Indeed, the spectacle is touching. There is to be seen, debarred from the abundance of religious means formerly enjoyed, a number of people originally members of different denominations in Wales, uniting hand and heart to carry on a common cause. The harmony is complete. Forgetful of incidental differences they are impelled by a common feeling and desire to liarmonicuj co-operation. Now, sir, this is the case which I wish to lay before the readers of your paper. These Cambrians deeply feel their des- titution of religious privilege, and well know that they could but partially support a ministry among themselves. At the same time, they have not forgotten the great characteristics of the nation of which they form a part. They remember the fellow feeling which distinguishes their countrymen, and the warm strains in which the language of their nationality flows. Hence it is suggested, in what better channel could these feelings now ? In what nobler actions could those -lofty sentiments sometimes uttered find embodiment ? A united effort to. aid these brethren in the following way would be worthy of sttch. 1 he writer is informed that the various Welsh denominations have their respective home or county missions. If one deno- mination were to send a missionary for a definite period of time,, to be succeeded by another from a different denomination or society, I doubt not much good might be accomplished. A very slight pecuniary aid from the society in addition to what would be cheerfully raised among the people themselves would, support the agents thus employed. The field offers ample op- portunity for Christian labour, and the religious teacher would perhaps be surprised to find, in the midst of another nation, a congregation by no means discouraging as to number, listening, to the word of truth conveyed in their own native accents, and tongue, with a vivacity and devotion which never fails to in- spire. The attention of the Welsh religious public is requested to, these few facts. Perhaps, sir, you would interest yourself in, this affair, and call the attention of ministers likely to svi-npa, thise to the case. The people at whose request these lines are written come principally from the counties of Glamorgan and Monmouth, and would appeal especially to the usual Christian, earnestness of the leaders of the people" in those parts. Would not Messrs. Rees, of Rendle, Jeffries, of Ebbw Vale,, Jones, ot Sion, Merthyr, Roberts, of Blaenaq, Jenkins, of Tre- degnr, Owens, of Nantyglo, &c.7 take upon them to bring thp case before the various denominations r In doing so it is be- lieved their missionary effort would be most wisely expended. Sir, if nationality should be permitted to utter its peculiar entiments, pouring them forth in melodious song—if it be. awful for a moment to indulge feelings which terminate on one. but have breathed the same air and have uttered their 1st thoughts in the same tongue—if land of birth confers a istinction which true patriotism delights to recognise and less—then is it wrong to appeal to that feeling which has not bet become extinct, and which a Welshman will not willingly yet die ?;' But there are higher principles to inspire to Chris- lian action, in which the former are merged, and such princi- tples, it is hoped, the present case will call into exercise. I am. Sir, yours most truly, Glasgow. D. M. EVANS.,
(teimtgs. —♦ LVDIES don't know whether they like smoking or not; with special favourites, "they like itwith general favourites, they dO.l't dislike itand, with no favourites, they detest it." A SCOTCH duchess was present at a charity-school question- ing. The teacher asked, What is the wife of a king called r" A queen, was the answer. Of an emperorr" An em- press. The wife of a duke A clrake," DRAWING AX INFERENCE.—-Mr. Ralph Waldo Emerson, lec- turing in New York, set his audience agape by declaring that we eat gas, drink gas, tread on gas, and are gas Then it's a great shame," cried a calculating Yankee," that gas is so dear!" REPEAL OF THE ADVERTISEMENT DUTY.-Yesterday an enor- ius meeting of advertisers of all denominations took place in alace-yard. Sir. Jenkins, as representing a class (the large class of domestic servants), was unanimously bellowed to the chair. From what we could gather of the sentiments of the speakers, they were (in fragments) as follow "A Wet Nurse, a Respectable Young Woman, thought it was like their impudence that she couldn't offer to take charge in the newspapers of a precious baby from the month, without paying eigliteenpence duty to that Lord Russell. "A Lady's-maid turned 20" who understands hair dressing and millinery, gave it upon her honour and word that that eighteenpence was shameful—abominable—and if the Queen only knew it-it was her (the Lady's-maid's) opinion—her Mij esty wouldn't permit it, that she wouldn't. "A Housekeeper to a Single Gentleman or Tradesman," said They had only to be unanimous to put down the eighteenpence for evei and for ever. If they warn't attended to this time, she gave' em warning for her part—let the ministry look to his windows (cheers) "A Butler in a quiet Family where a Footman is kept," said, it was well known that the corn laws was repealed, only that the eighteenpence might go into the Lord Chancellor's pocket. He hoped he had always been loyal—always in his own person rallied round the altar and the throne,—but the eighteenpence on advertisements was a fundamental blow at habeas corpus. He only hoped—it was his daily prayer—that he should not be druv to join the chartists. "A Footman, single-handed," said it was hinfamous—■ "A Groom, or to Drive a Brougham," cried—" shabby A Waiter to an Hotel" asked, if they stood the eighteen- pence, what next were to follow ? And then began a multitudinous roar, hundreds of advertise- ments—advertisers we should siy-ccndemniiig the eighteen- pence. ".The Natural Standard of SheiTy,"—hiccuped "shameful" The Most Approved Stores roared "disgusting"- The Everlasting Gold Pen" would write it down- "A Revolution in Light" would show it up—- What to Eat, See. would not digest it— And, in fact, every advertising interest—represented and declared after its peculiar manner—so emphatically denounced the continuation of the eighteenpenny tax on the advertising industry and commerce of the country, that The noise of the meeting coming to the ears of the Chancellor ot tne Exchequer, whilst in the House, he was seen to bend over to Lord Russell, and heard to say, I sea how it is we must give the eighteenpence up. 'Tis only a trifle after all- ançl-yesl III manage it,"—Punch. A LANDLORD (^-RATIFIED,—"i ANKEE THICK.—A Yankee— but whether he was a trader or not I can't say—stopped at a tavern" a way up north" in the state of New York, called for fixins," and after swallowing a pretty considerable bill, retired. Meanwhile the landlord and interlopers were busily engaged in conversation. By-and-bye Yankees and Yankee tricks were discussed. The landlord informed his bar-room company there was a live Yankee in the house, and if'twere possible lie would have a trick or two out of him before he left, while the aforesaid hangers-on" or lingerers" were to be witnesses. After a pleasant smile all around, at the landlord's expense, they mizzled. Next morning landlord and company were ready to snap at Mr. Yankee as soon as he made his ap pearance. Breakfast being over, in walks Jonathan, with an air peculiar to folks daoun east," paid his bill, and was about to depart, when the landlord accosted him with, "Y 011, it's plain to be seen that you're a Yankee. Can or will you oblige us with a trick or two ? for I can assure you we are ready to be tricked if you can do it." Wall, dunno' 'bout that. Hev dun a new in my time, but dunno' as I kin dew anythin' smart this mornin' Oh, do. Let's have a trick," exclaimed the eager crowd. "Wall, seein' it's yeou, I'll dew it jest to please you. But I swow you musn't git mad." Oh, no,"not at all," landlord. "I'll go his security," chimed iii old Rum- nose. "I reckon," says Jonathan, "yew sell a prodigious sight of licker in these parts, and good at that. Yeou have a pipe of wine in the cellar, eh?" Oh, yes, rale stuff, too, I tell you." "Wall," says Jonathan, q come along all yeou that want to behold the miracle performed and down they went into the cellar. The said pipe was pointed out. Neow," says the Yankee, gentlemen, yeou see that pipe of wine, dew YCOU ?" A nod of assent went the round of the crowd. -,ou t Wall, now, I kin take brandy out of one end, and gin out of t'other." Do it, and you can take my head for a football," exclaimed the landlord. Jonathan coolly took from his pocket a small gimlet, and bored a small hole in one end of the pipe, which hole the landlord was requested to cover with his thumb, lie did so, and soon a hole was bored in t'other end." Jona- than kept a sober phiz during the operation, and requested the landlord to stop the t'other hole while he went after somethin' to put the da n xl stuff in. The landlord complied with his I request, and, stretched across the pipe, resembled a man-of- i%,ar's-mL,iii abou' to receive a dozen with the cat. Jonathan meanwhile decamped, he did. The landlord's back began to ache, and he began to think the Yankee was a long time getting vials to put the licker in. Soon the vials of his wrath began to bile over, and words too deep for human ears were struggling for utter snae, and he, holding on, endeavoured to keep the wine from leaking out. The hoax now began to leak from the heads of the outsiders." By-and-bye one gave a laugh, and guessed the landlord was done a leetle the brownest of anything he'd ever seed and didn't the walls of the old cellar ring again with bursts of laughter? Well, they did. The landlord raved and swore almcst—he was a deacon in the church; and at last he broke forth with, Dog my eternal cats, if I luin't a been tricked by that confounded Yankee." He tried to get some one of the crowd to supply his place, but old Rumnose "never let a good opportunity slip;" he thought 'twould be well, inasmuch as the landlord had allowed himself to be tricked by Mr. Yankee Doodle, that he (the landlord) should treat all hands, wlii.Ii the landlord did, and was released from his tire- some position, after losing his patience and some of his wine.
STATE OF THE CHURCH AND DISSENT IN THE DIOCESE OF LLANDAFF (Continued from our last Number.) TO THE EDITOR OF THE PRINCIPALITY. Table No. 6, showing the number of services* performed in places of worship attached to the Established Church in the Diocese of Llandaff; also the number of services performed in every Dissent- ing place of worship in each parish distinguishing, in either case, the language in which such services are performed. The Welsh attach themselves to that place of worship, whether Church or Sectarian, in which their own language is alone used." —Bishop Coplestone to Sir G. Grey,bart., 1819. "Yicb Parliamentary Paper, Session 1849-50. PARISH OF ABEliYSTRUTH. Church Services.—1 Welsh. 2 English. Welsh Dissenting Places of Worship. Not Licensed. t Occasionally English. t Exclusively EnglIsh. B.-Baptist. I.-In(lopeiidei-it. C. M.—Calvinistic Methodist. iv.-IVeslc,yaii. .y o o +j jJ S o o o Or- O T1 T' T O é3 +: r* Ëj Names "S of .3 <v. ri) S 2 S o a c Chapels. g | | g g> £ | p | fi A °$ Berea I. 1841 450 2 2 Hermon. B. 1850 1,100 2 2 Salem B. 1849 700 2 2 New Gabel B. 1838 200 2 2 Salem C.M 1833 500 2 2 Bethel. W. 1827 500 2 2 Hope. C.M. 1840 200 2 2 t W. 1825 200 2 2 W. 1845 80 2 2 Morea. W. 1842 100 2 2 t Salem B. 1842 130 2 2 Eleven 4,160 22 22 PARISH OF BASSALEG. Church Services.—0 Welsh. 2 English., Bethesda B. 1845 500 2 2 Bethel B. 1825 400 2 2 Ebenezer 1. 1840 30 2 2 Three 930 6 6 PARISH OF BED WAS. Church Services.—0 Welsh. 2 English. Tabor. I. 1829 250 2 ~1T Bedwas B. 1842 200 2 2 Two 450 (41 4 PARISH OF ST. BRIDE'S WENTLEOG. Church Services.—0 Welsh. 1 English. Providence I. 1820 120 2 2 Rehoboth. B. 1838 100 2 2 Two 220 4 4 PARISH OF GOETRE. Church Services.-O Welsh. 1 English. Saron IT 1825 i 160 2 2 Capelhed C.M. 1808 40 2 2 Two 1, 200 4 4 PARISH OF HENLLYS. Church Services.—0 Welsh. 1 English. Zou-f j B.. 1844 70 2 I 2 PARISH OF LLANBADOG Church Services.-O Welsh. 1 English. Glasgocd I B. 1817 1601 2 2 PARISH OF LLANFFOIST. Church Services.-O Welsh 2 English. Castell y Prydydd B. 70 1 1 JGainddyrysin. W. 1835 50 2 2 J B. 1848 50 2 2 -1- Three 170 5 5 PARISH OF LLANELEN. Church Services.-O Welsh. 2 English. B, 65 1 In this parish there are eight unlicensed rooms used in turn as places of worship. < PARISH OF LLANIIIDDEL. Church Services.—1 Welsh. 1 English. Llanhiddel "I B. 1838 1601 2 2 PARISH OF LLANOFER, INCLUDING BLAENAFON. Church Services.-O Welsli. 0 English. Hanover L 1839 25U 2 2 Bethlehem 1. 1840 350 2 2 Ebenezer B. 1828 350 2 2 Horeb B. 1838 350 2 2 Penuel. C.M. 1848 250 2 2 t B. 1847 200 2 2 X P.M. 1830 180 2 2 Seven 1 1,930 14 14 PARISH OF LL AN Fill ANGEL LLANTAllNAM. Church Services.-O Welsh. 2 English. Pen y waen I. 1818 200 2 2 + Elim I. 1844 160 2 2' Two 360 4 4 PARISH OF LLANFRECHFA. Church Services.—0 Welsh. 1 English. + Pontrliydyryn B. 1836 400 2 2 f Bethel 1. 1838 200 2 2 Siloam B. 1839 250 2 2 + W. 1840 150 2 2 I P. M. 1844 30 2 2 Five 1,030 10 10 PARISH OF LLANWENARTH. Church Services.—0 Welsh. 1 English. Llanwenarth. B. 1808 700 2 2 Pwll du B. 1828 100 2 1 Two 800 4 3 PARISHES OF BEAUFORT AND ST. ARYAN'S. Church Servi,-e,I, Welsh. 3 English. No Dissenting Places of Worship. SUMMARY OF THE ABOVE TABLES. Established Church. j No. of No. of churches Sunday Welsh. English. Alter- Parishes. &c. servie'es. j nate. Parishes. I. servie'es. j nate. 16 19 31 6 25 0 Dissenting Places of Worship. ■S §, 'Z-r ? ^.a:f -g-Ss 5.2 o'r o ci £ £ O &Q q > <D <D f ofj o > £ £ ^0 £ £ t 16 43 83 58 25 57 25 165 (To be continued in our next number.)
TO THE EDITOR OF THE PRINCIPALITY. Si it,' -Allow me, on behalf of the Committee of the Cardiff Working Men's Institute," a brief space in your columns, for the purpose of replying to a letter signed, a Committeeman of the Cardiff Athenaeum," that appeared in your paper a week or two back, and addressed to the former committee, in which letter the writer urged upon the attention of the committee the advantages to be gained by amalgamation with the Cardiff AthenBeum. Whilst as a committee we fully appreciate the kindness of the motives that prompted that letter, we beg to differ from him with regard to the advantages likely to be gained by our giving up our present organisation, and hope that we may be allowed to differ without involving a discussion upon those advantages inasmuch as the committee of the Cardiff Working- Men's Institute hav.e taken those advantages into their mature consideration, and unanimously agreed to proceed with their own society. But in doing so they desire it to be distinctly understood on their part, that they have no hostile intentions to any other exist- ing institution their sole object being to assist in promoting the intellectual elevation of the masses, by giving them in- creased facilities for acquiring knowledge, the desire for such intellectual elevation being proved by the hearty support which, large numbers of working men have already given to the Institute, and which support daily increases. We are as a committee well aware of the difficulties to be encountered in commencing an institution of this kind, but nil desperandum is our motto, and a large mass of mind our field for action; and though it is not in mortals to command success, yet we can do more, we can endeavour to deserve it." We launch our little Institute with all its faults and failings, buoyed, up with the hope that if it does possess but a small amount of power to, do good, the working men of the town will rally around us, and enable us to increase our means, and extend our sphere of usefulness. Should we fail, we hope to be supported by the consoling assurance that we have done all in our power to command its prosperity but for the present we have no belief in failure, and hope that both the Cardiff Athenaeum and Working Men's Institute will live to see the whole mass of mind in the country thoroughly illuminated with sound knowledge, and ignorance hide its head in a corner. I am, Sir, on behalf of the Committee of the Cardiff Working Men's Institute, Yours respectfully, J. W. MANNING, Hon. Secretary.
DEATH OF WILLIAM WORDSWORTH.—The poet Wordsworth died on the 23rd ult., at Rydal Mount, Windermere. Win. Wordsworth was born in the year 1770, at Cockermouth, in Cumberland. His parents were of the middle class, and he was educated at the Hawkshead Grammar School. It is stated that at thirteen years of age he first made an effort at composition, but it was not until ten years had elapsed from the time of this attempt that he ventured to appear in print. When at school Wordsworth was distinguished by his devotion to his classical Studies. In 1787 he entered St. John's College, Cam- bridge, where he graduated. Shortly after he made a pedes- trian tour in Franee, Switzerland, and Italy, of which there- suit was a volume of poems, entitled, Descriptive Sketches in Verse." He afterwards went to Paris, but was compelled by the Reign of Terror" to return to England. He then made a pedestrian tour in his own country, the result of which was, that he settled down for a time in a cottage in Alforton, in Somersetshire. It was here that he began that i timacy with Coleridge which so much influenced the subs quent intellectual life of both. Another result of this sojourn was the publication, in 1798, of a volume of poems, which he entitled Lyrical Ballads." Soon afterwards he went, accom- panied by his sister, on a tour in Germany, where he was joined by Coleridge. In 1803, Wordsworth married Miss M. Hut- chinson, of Penrith. They resicLd at Grassmere, in Westmore- land, In 1807 Mr. Wordsworth published a second volume of the "Lyrical Ballads," and his other poetical works appeared at intervals, sometimes of one, sometimes of two, three, or more years. In 1809 he gave to the world a prose work, now almost, forgotten, the object of which was to stimulate the national feeling against the French, by advocating the war in Spain. In 1811 he published his large work, the Excursion and in the following year The White Doe of Rvlstone." His next pub- lications were "Peter Bell," and "The Waggoner." His River Duddon," a collection of descriptive sonnets, appeared in 1820, fallowed at long intervals by other works, in which" the nobler characteristics of his genius were developed. Mr. Wordsworth had early received the appointment of distributor of stamps for the counties of Westmoreland and Cumberland. This, with the tardy though sure profits of his works, enabled him to live in independence, in the midst of those beautiful scenes by which so much of his best poetry had been inspired. On the death of Southey lie was nominated to the post of poet laureate. In this capacity he Ni-o-c an ode on her Majesty's visit to Cambridge. Of the late years of the life of this honoured poet, whose name is already enshrined with those of the most illustrious, there is notl ing further to record. Dying at foui score years of age, Wordswo th enjoyed the happiness of contemplating the certainty of his own fame. THE Hev. Mr. Gannet reckons that each individual averages, three hours of conversation daily, at the rate of a hundred words a minute, or twenty pages of an octavo volume in an hour. At this rate we talk a volume of 400 pages in a week, and fifty-two volumes in a year. There is a lady who talks a large circulat- i.1g library every twenty-four hours. PARLIAMENTARY NATURAL PHILOSOPHY.—Condensation of vapour lakes place when the newspapers epitomize Mr. D sraeli's speeches. Evaporation occurs (among hon. members) whenever Mr. Chisholm Anstey rises to speak. Evolution of heat is invariably occasioned when anybody comes into collision with Lord Brougham.— Punch. THE BACHELOR AND THE BENEDICT.—"Would it were lawful to marry two wives exclaimed an enthusiastic yourg bache- lor desperately in love with a couple of country cousins. "Try one to begin wiih," was the remark of a surly old Benedict.