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THE BIRTH OF THE YOUG PRINCE.

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To the Editor of the Advertiser and Guardian. j SIR. —It is melancholy to contemplate the vast number of suicidal cases that have occurred during the last month within the metropolis. The London papers have been literally teeming with inquests and accounts of attempts at self-destruction. Not a Police Import could yoti lool-, over but one or two cases ol I II is descripion were sure to meet yovireye. It is extraordinary too, that not only "as the crime itself become quite a fashionable rage, but the self-same inean-i of comrnilling it are sought after by the votaries of the prevailinff milnia with the greatest assiduity. Last year, in Paris, the ummie of Buonapartes Column, in Place Vendome. was the object then, the Monument, in London, be- came notorious from the like cause; but now ttlackfriar's Bridge seems to be the Eldorado" of all would-be-self-destroyers. As an absolute fact, it was stated lalc-ly to the Magistrates in Guildhall, that the interference of the police was required three or four times a night to prevent per- son* from hurling themselves ott the parapets of this bridge. Seriously speaking, to all considerate thinkers, this is a matter of grave reflection. Is it from our habits having become more dissipated, and the depressing effect of dreary damp and dis- mal weather (in this respect, this year, October seems to have oui-Novembered the melancholy month) upon minds thtls enervated, that there is this proportionate tendency to suicide? or can it be from the fashionable vices of extravagance and speculative folly (now seeming to infect all classes alike, from the Aristocracy downwards) and their natural consptjuencfs. -ii,n and wretchedness, that the brand of self murder is likelv to be fixed on our national character ? That either of these ouses will lead, in many instances to a dreadful termin- ation, "e most, without h-sitaiion. admit. At the same time, we kcolV not how to reconcile wi'h our notions ot the Lu-^lish character, the scarcely cre- dible ac!, that very many of the suicidal attempts (the greater portion too, by females) have pro- ceeded from the most trivial ca,-Res-siicti for instance as, one young woman on account of being discharged from her [dace; another because re- buked by her lather, ai tempting to drown them- selves; and a third, after ihree months of wedded i e, taking a doocp of oxalic acid, on account of some slight matrimonial squabble, with stiridry o1 hei s that could not be enumerated, of a l ike oes- criplioll." I his is an enigma that must be solved by more philosophical heads than our own. It can hardiy be possible lhat, together with the customs and habits (now so much in vogue) of our conti- nental neighbours, we are about to assume their naiional characteristics, exchanging our strong sense of principle for speculative fancies and ima- ginative susceptibilities? God forbid, that the steady sober-minded way of thinking so peculiar to the Kuglish nation, should ever he merged in the moibid spnsibililies of a frivolous Frenchman." It is sincerely to be desired, should this month be as fruitful as the last in this abominable crime, that Sir Peter Laurie, and other magistrates in London, by continuing to make example of those who would commit self-murder, solely on s(inic fanciful grievance, by sending them to Pi ison for trial, and thus giving them time 10 repent of their egregious folly, will be enabled, in some degree to drive this national cilillility iird epidemic pest from out of the metropolis. I ilm. Sir, YOllrs obediently. ALPHA. Bridgend. Nov. 18, 1841. Tllp. MORMONITR FANATICS—Last week a body of Mormons, numbering about seventy inr ividuals, passed fhrcti^h this city on iheir way to Navoo, Illinois, 10 iuin their fellow fanatics in that settle- ment. I hey were from Gloucester, England, and ariived at Quebec in the Collina. They appeared to be quiet tn' ffensive people and possessed of soma means. — Jlontrcal Herald.

THE BRITISH MAGAZINE.—November.

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-Saturday, November 27, 1H41.I