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DEATH OF LORD STOWELL.

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Madame de Beaumont, only daughther of the late celebrated Baron Dupuytren, the French surgeon, is now one of the riches, ladies in France, having by the death of her father succeeded to a fortune of seven millions of lrancs. Paganiui has written to a friend ill toivn to say that he is composing a new grand concerto, which he calls Kieordanxa dell Inghilterra," and intends to visit London about April next. We hear most flalteiing descriptions of the talent of a Monsieur Bull, a Danish violinist. We are told that in addition to a surprising mastery over his instrument he has a genius for the creative in art," wlllch '"akes him a most accomplished artist. He is shortly expected in this country. SIGNOR VACCAJ- This celebrated composer is now busily engaged tn the completion of his opera for f.a at Jilan, where it is expected to apepar for the hist tune in the course of next month. Tbe subject he has clu, sen is Jane Grey After superintending tle production of his opera at Milan the author intends revisiting- London, where he is expected to arrive jn the latter end of March. FASHION IN PARIS. The last ball at the Tuile- ries furnishes a thousand useful hints for the female toilet. The greatei part of the fair sex wore the- hair plain in front, and turned up behind u la (wreeque, and either decorated with pearls or with limall wreaths of artificial flowers, which formed two circles, the larger ot the two touching the fore- head. There were seveial Ladies who had a large curl on each side ot ihe temples, and a branch of flowers ou the top ot the head, which waved, like the tail of a bird ot paradise, 011 one side. The most remarkable costume was a gown of light red satin, open in front, and retained so at equal distan- ces by bows of pearls: the white satin slip, thus discovered, was ornamented with a flounce of silk lace. The body, open before in the shape of a heart, showed the white satin beneath. The head- dress was an arrangement of pearls, terminated on each side by pearl tassels that fcllllpoll the neck. An original costume was the foltowing:-A straw- colo ired crape gown, open in front, and decorated with straw coloured roses, the edges of which wee formed of black velvet. A black lace cape con- cealed the body. The ct, iflitrewas a turban of straw-colour, surrounded with black jet beads terminating in two long tassels on one side. '1 he shoes are round upon the instep, and are bordered with a plaited ribbon, in imitation ot the fashion during the reign of Louis XV. EXTRAORDINARY OCCURRENCE AT .MANCHES- TER. Manchester, Jan. Ihe Commissioners of Police have been, for two or three years past, applying the funds at their command to the opening of a magnificent thoroughtare tiom the Lxchange to communicate with the new road 10 Bury. To do this it was necessary to erect an immense .stone wall on the banks of the 11. in-er Irwell, the average height of which was Hity feet. About 120 yards of this have been completed- xoct opposite were the works of Messrs. Collier and Co., extensive wool-combing machine makers, hese explana- tions are necessary to give the a clear con- ception of the extraordinary devastation produced by the accident which occuned this morning. This immense wall, two handled feet in length, of the average height above stated, iell this morn- ing a little after eight o'clock, 111 one connected mass, into the river [nv £ l'- ie consequences are almost incredible, viz. the total destruction oi the works of Messrs. Collier and to. on the oppo- site bank of the river. The immense mass of brick and stone work falling entire, and with its broad side, into the river, made so great a swell in the water that the waves were dnven violently against the works and levelled them with the ground. Some lives, it is feared, have been lost, and had the accident happened much sooner or later than it did upwards of fifty workmen would have been on the premises, when the lo.;s ot Ide would have been much more serious. Fortunately, however, it occurred at an hour when the men were absent at breakfast. The loss will he ffreat, but it is ex- pected that Messrs. Collier will be indemnified by the town, < DEATH OF LORD STOWELL. This venerable and most accomplished nobleman died on the 20th ult. at his seat, Early Court, near Reading, in his gist year. It is an anecdote not generally known that Mrs Scott (his Lordship's mother) when in an advanced state of pregnancy, fled from Newcastle on account of the robe's, in the famous year 1745, and took refuge within the County of Durham, here her son William (Lord Stowell) was born. This circumstance, then the occasion of great anxiety and distress, was in all human probability, the cause of the future greatness, not only of his Lordship, but of his younger brother, the Earl of Eldon. His birth in Durham entitled him to stand for that county Felloe snip in University College, Oxford. This brought his brother John (Lord Eldon) there also: and it was there the foundation of their subsequent greatness was laid.- Lord Stowell was generally considered one of tile most learned men that this kingdom has produced, and it is well known, that his brother, the Lord Chancellor (nulli seeundnsj often consulted him in questions of extraordinary difficulty. During a long period of time this highly distin- guished person has filled a very considerable space in the eye of mankind. His knowledge was profound and multifarious, combining all the materials that indefatigable research, close and minute observation, and intense study could provide for tiie supply of an acute, vigorous, and capacious mind. Ilisjudgments in the several Courts in which he presided arc univer- sally estimated as models of sound and powerful reasoning, and of the purest classical eloquence; those which he gave as Judge of the Court of Ad- miralty are now generally recognised as law by the maritime nations of the world. In his political principles and conduct lie. m,as in- variably tiie uncompromising supporter of the estab- lished Constitution of his country hi Church and State. In private life he was the charm and ornament of every so iety of which he formed a part; in conversa- tion passing from "grave to gay, from lively to severe," with a happy facility, which at once called forth the strongest feelings of admiration and delight. It may be truly said of him, "Nil tetigit, quod non ornavit." Sucli is a faint, brief, and hasty sketch of the quali- fications and character of a person who was one of the brightest luminaries of the age and country i1 which he lived, and who has lelt benind him an imperishable name. His Lordship had been twioe married—in 17S2 to Anna Maria, daughter of John Bagnal, Esq. and in 1813 to tiie Dowager Marchioness of Sligo, woo was the daughter of the celebrated Earl Howe. Lord irtowell's only son died lately. His only daughter (the widow of Tuomas I ownsend, Esq.) is married to Viscount Sidmouth. The title is extinct.

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