the second MARRIAGE. OR! think not I can calmly see Thy second nuptial morn, Thou k no west wi;ii what delighted glee I hili (t its former rlawn; flow prt&d, how joyous did I feel Thy I u'cd one tu.'ittend, And with a bridesmaid's eager zeal Adorn my gentle friend. I clasped the sir:tt,- )f c(,,Il.v pearls, Thy gift in courtship's hours, I phiced upon her shiiiinsr curls The wreath of oian-re flowers O'er her sweet face I flung the veil, Yet drew it half aside, That thv triumphant gaze might hail Th,- I)eatity of (ii.v hi-i(le And when I knew her in the sphere Of calm, domestic life, How did [ honour and revere The virrllt's of thy wife; She turn'd froin Flattery's syren voice, And pleasure's splendid dome, To bless the hushand of her choice, And grace his tranquil home. < » It Nay, weep not thus !-new duties bind Thy thought's to this low span. Thou ever, while she lived, wert kind — Thine is the faith of man Mine is more firm-my woman's heart Loves on, though hope be flrd- This day can nouhthut grief impart To one w ho mourns the dead M. A.
ANSWER TO "REMEMBER ME!" REMEMBER thee O yes, my love— Whilst life within this bosom dwell, No powr on earth shall ever move Thy image from its sacred cell. Remember thee! 0 ves, till deati) Thy name so long my living zest, Shall linger in my latest breath, And soothe me to eternal rest. And fancy then shall paint thy fare With features of angelic chamis j I'll ffreet it with my last embrace, And grasp the shadow in my arms Oh, could our souls together leave, Or your sweet soul on mine depend- I'd not one Miler day survive. But rush to death's relentless hand C n. Z.
BANKRUPTS. FROM TUESDAYS GAZETTE. P. Morriss and S. Smith, Friday-street, warehousemen. S. Tebbutt, Islington, wine-merchant. S. Hall, Duke-street, West Smithfield, brazier. 1, B. Horner, Bilton with Harrowgate, Yorkshire, joiner. J. Williams, Liverpool, joiner. q J. Daws, W. Davts, and M. Daws, Lenton, Nottingham' shire, butchers. FROM Friday's GAZETTE. II H. Donne. Cardiff, Glamorganshire, scrivener. E. Bardett, Liverpool, victualler. J. Stewart, Great Haywood, Colwichj Staffordshire, sur- geon. W. Snei), East Stonehonse, Devonshire, coal-merchant- J, Parker, Birmingham, pearl button-maker. S. Hutchinson, Westminster, engraver. F. Maskery, Birmingham, linen-draper. R, Hill, Rotherham, Yorkshire, brewer. J. Barker, Lay ton, Sussex, brewer. tel J. T. Loiiia's &- F. Cooke, Dover-street, Piccadilly, tailors* CERTIFICATES—OCT. 25. ) J. A.. Zwinger, Auction Mart Coffee-house, and Wands- worth-road, Surrey, niei-eliant-G. Cliattibei-s, Black- I burn, Lancashire, (I i-aper-J. Bell, Oporto, wine-merchant -T. Swift, Pine Apple place, Ed.eware-road, horse-dea- ler—J. James, late of Meeting-House Court, Old Jewry, merchant—J. Leeson, Nottingham, hosier—J. Cooper, Aylesbury-street, Clerkenwell, cil ran t, i till i Oxford, corn-tactor-T, E. Weller, Cheltenham, book- 1;^ seller-J. And rew, Nottingham, money-scrivener. ■*•
MARKETS. r MARK-LANE, Oct. \0i We had a small supply of all descriptions of Grain last week, and we had but few fresh arrivals this morning, but there was a tolerable good show of Wheat samples which came up by land carriage from Essex and Kent, the finest runs of which met a free sale on full as good terms as this day se'nnight, but there was little or no deman 1 for light and inferior descriptions, the prices of which we merely nominal. Free Foreign Wheat had a steady sale, and fully supported the quotations of last week. There being no fresh arrivals, of Barley from the Suffolk Coast, that of fine Mailing quality wasscarce, and the few small samples that were left over from last week were rea- dily disposed of at from 40s. to 42s. per quarter, and pick- ed superfine samples obtained 43s. The ordinary descvip- tions were taken off by the distillers at from 34s. to 38s. per quarter. Oats fully maintained last Monday's prices, in conse- quence of the shortness of the supply, but the sales were brisk, as the principal consumers hold off buying in expec- tation of large arrivals on the change of wind. The price of Fioti i- remains the same. In Beans and Pease there is little or no alteration. Mark-Lane. A. SCRIVENER. Jnn. Wheal. 50s to 72s Rye 34. to 33s Barley 30s to 36, Malt. 54s to 64s Outs 21 s to 27 s Polands 20s to 26 White Peas 38s to 46s -grey.37. to 4s White Peas 38s to 46s grey 37s to 42s Tick Beans 36s to 4as Harrow ditto. 40s to PRICE OF FLOUR. I Per Sack of Five Bushels, or 28Ofts. Fine English Flour 50s to 60s Second.38s. to 485 Price of Hops in the Borough. POCKFTS -P S. G v. Farnhaui 9 0 to 9 9 Kent 1 15 to 6 0 Sussex 3 10 lo 5 0 Essex 0 0 to 0 Ü I HAGS £ s. £ s. Kent 1 10 to 5 12 Sussex 0 0 to 0 Essex 0 0 to 0 0 Old ditto 0 0 to 0 (j Essex 0 0 to 0 0 I Old ditto 0 0 to 0 (j SMITIIFIELD, Oct. 10. The supply was short to-day-Beef, for the best Scots, went off at from 3s. 6d. to 4s. Mutton, for the finest Downs, from 4s. 6d. to 4s. IOd. per stone. In Veal, fine Calves, fetch 4s. 6d. to 5s. per stone, and Dairy-fed Pork- I' ers, 5s. to 5s. 2d. per stone. 13easis, 21923.-Sheep, 18,250.—Pigs, 190.—Calves, 160. Price of Meat, extUusioe ofthe Offal, ver Sionid-of SMS. ) Befef 3s 6,! to 4s <M | Veal 4s 61 to 5- 0J Miittou 4s 6J to, 4s lOd | Pork 5s Oil to 5i 2d Lamb 43 6d to 5s 2d Price of Tallow and Candles in London. I s. d. TownTallow per cwt. 46 0 Russia ditto Yellow. 41 0 White ditto 42 0 Soap ditto 0 0 Melted Stuff 34 0 Candles, 8s. 6d, perdoz. g. Rough Stuff 22 0 Greaves J*4 0- Mottled 68 &■ -Yellow ditto 62 0 Raw Fat, pr. 81 bs 2 I Moulds, 9s. 6d. perdoz. Prize of Leatnhr al Leadenhallper lb, d. d. Btifcts 40 to 651bs. 20to22 Dressing Hides 14 16 Fine Coach Hides.. 16 18 Crop Hides,30to45lb, 12| 15 -50 to60lb. 14t 17 d. II. CalfSkins,45to561b. 20toi$j 11 Ditto 60 to 751b. 19 £ 22 i Ditto .5)0to 1201b. 16 18 Tanned Horse Hides 14 19 i Small Seals (Greeul.) 20 21 ;r .r--jõ"J" BRISTOL PRICE CURRENT. SUGAR. S. S. Muse, brown per cwt.43 a 44 Di-v ditto 45 a 46 Middling. 4T a,49 Good ditto. 50 a 52 Good 53 a 51 Fine 55 a 56 Molasses 23 a 24 COFFEE. Jamaica, triage 48 a 501 Ordinary 52 a 56 Good ditto 58 a 60 Fine ditto 62 a 65 Middling 66 a 70 Good ditto 72 a 76 COFFEE. S. 9' Fine ditto. 78a 80 Very fine. S&a flf s. d. s. d; Jfa«Kiioi (prgaj.) 1 10 a 3 c Leeward Isle. 1 7 9 LOGWOOD. X S. Jamaica(pr.ton.) 6 6 a 6 10 St. Domingo 6 10al 0 Campeachy 7 15 a 8 0 Fustic, Jamaica. 6 0:37 0 Cuba. 8 0 a S..Ilry OIL. s. d. s. d. Gallipoli (prtun) 45 0 a 46 0 Sicilly 43 Oat44 0 Curreitt Prices of Grain per quarter. Wheat, £ 2 17s. Od. I Barley,.Cl 13s. Od. I Oats„el 3s. Oil. t PRICES of LEATHER at the BACK-HALL. I d. d. Heavy Crops, per lb. 16tol8 Light and Middling. 13 15 Best Saddler's Hides 17 IS Common ditto 14 15 Inferior ditto Shoe Hides 14; 15 Welsh ditto 14^ 15j Bull ditto 13 15 Buffaloes. 12 14 Horse Hides j English 13 16 ■ — Spanish 16 19 d. d. Close Butts 17to 19 Best Pattern Skins.. 23 24 Common Ditto 21 22 HeA-vy Skins 16 18 Welsh ditto 16 IT Irish ditto 14 J5 Kips .15 1<8 Small Seals. 19 20 Bellies 8 9k Shoulders II 1 Bazells 10 12 HIGH WATER AT THE FOLLOWING.PLACES, FOH THE ENSUING WEEK. ICarmar- Cardigan Tenby Burry then and and and Bar. Bristol. Milford. Swansea. H. IK. H. M. H. »r. H. W H. M. 1 15 2 0 2 0 1 30 3 SO 2 3 2 48 2 48 2 18 4 18 2 51 3 36 3 36 3 6 5 6 i 3 59 4 84 4 24 3 54 5 45 4 ST 5 12 5 »2 4 42 6 42 5 15 6 0 6 0 5 30 7 30 6 3 6 48 6 48 6 18 8 18 j
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H,) USP, OF LORDS, fl-ednesdail, Oct. 5. The royal assent was signed bv commission to the wine duties bill, the administration of justice (Ireland) bill, the London coal bill, and the game bill. Papers relating to Portugal were laid on the table by Earl Grey. A number of petitions were again presented in favour of the reform bill, and a few against it. On the presentation of one of the latter by Lord Wharncliffe from certain bankers, merchants, &e. of London, stated to be signed by 800 individuals, a long and rather warm conversation took pitce respecting some intemperate language alleged to have been used at the Birmingham meeting. REFORM BUX.— Earl Dudley addressed the House. He said that the present measure would effect an entire change in the settled institutions of the countr),-ttiere would be a change in the law of the land, and in the patronage of the Crown, as well as in the composition of the House of Com- mons, which was now the most important branch of the state—all would be lost.-Never was there such an enor- mous change proposed. Noble lords were called upon to stigmatize the valued institutions of their foitfithers- (Hear. hear.) Was it not extraordinary that a-Goveinment, which could not gain the confidence of Parliament for any one measure of fifrttllce-the alteration of a tax on the regu- lation of the timber duties—as to be entrusted with a mea- sure for the complete change of the Constitution, to alter it from monarchical to democratic? (Cheers.) The people had been duped with the notion that the Reform Bill would produce some practical benefit; that trade would flourish; that wages would be higher; and that bread would be cheaper. These were held ont as what would result from Parliamentary Reform, and hence the present outcry for it. He coufd not believe that such n bill ought to pass, nor that the fatal consequences anticipated by some would result from rejecting it. (Hear.) The Marquis of Lansdowne admitted that changes were evils in themselves, and only justified by the progress of events, and the wants of civilization: and he was ready also to Bd'iiit th ,t nothing could be safe except property gave a certain degree of influence. But there was one in- ference tfs;it had been drawn, namely, that the character of our institutions was remarkable for offering a rigid re- sistance to binges-tiTz,.t he must most resolutely deny. He had not so read the history of the changes that had taken place in this country; he had read it very differently. To secure the institutions ofthecountry, to meet puplicopinion, to concede to the wants of improved civilizat on, the laws had been made to bend-to break, if they liked the word better—before the just demand of circumstances. (Hear, hear.) Therefore, so far from the character of out- itisti- tutions having offered rigid resistance tochange, its charac- ter was that it had met the demands of circumstances, and thus secured our institutions. The people had embarked on the voyage of reform, but not without a due sense of the perils to which they exposed themselves; but still regard- less of dififculties to themselves, they had ellgaged in it. Certain noble lords had also embarked, and were dropping down to St. Helen's, tojoin in the voyage, if they thought it expedient. (Cheers and laughter.) If they thought that those who now came forward, to attempt a cure, (wherever they admitted there was a complaint) were impostors and empirics, it was rather hard towards the country to allow them to put off their bad wares and poisons. (Cheers and laughter.) Those who thought themselves, by prescription, the state physicians, would not prescribe, would not let them know what ought to be administered, so that there was no remedy but to have recourse to the quackery of the noble earl (Grey). (Cheers and laughter.) Noble lords had expressed alarm at the extension of popular represen- tation. The noble duke said the £10 electors would be open to corruption but he forgot that all housekeepers were included above =610, so that there would be house- keepers of = £ "10,000 as well as £ 10. The noble duke had described the rise and history of the demand for reform, the greatest part of which he "attributed to the events which took place in France in the month of July. He disputed that position. (Hear.) The desire for reform wasgrowing -i rc for many years, even long before the American war, and it had ever since been acquiring strength. (Hear.) It was in the nature of things that such a feeling should Dot make progress with certain tegularity but that it should advance by slow, uncertain, and irregular degrees. In addition to other objections to the measure it was said it would affect the future existenceof their lordship's house. But when they should pass the bill into. a law, notwithstanding the assumption of the noble lord, there would 4e no one consti- tutional privilege at fashed to ihe house described by any lawyer, or claimed by any statesman, that would not re- main in full vigour. ^Hear.) That house would only be deprived by the bill of a corrupt share in the abu-ies of the I other house. The Marquis of Londonderry thought that the bill was unjust, unconstitutional, and unprincipled. It was unjust, -because it robbed men of their vested rights; it was uncon-, stitutionnl, because it subverted every institution of the country j and it was unprincipled, because, if noble lords followed the course of the debates in the other house, they would find its object was to made Whiggism supreme in the country. He would give his decided vote against the bill, in the certainty that he was supporting the cause of the peo- ple-of tbe country-and his GOD, (Hear.) Lord Goderich advocated the bill, and detailed the rise atjd progress of the question of Reform. Lord Haddington opposed the bill. He bad b^en uniform- ly a supporter of the noble earl; but he could, not sacrifice what lie considered to be the best interests of the country, and the constitution itself, for the sake for supporting that noble earl. Lord Radnor contended tbatthe great number of petitions from all parts of the country in favour of reform was an incontrovertible proof that the measure was popular. (Hear, bear.) The noble lord went on to say that there- formers were not to be saddled with the difhcullies of the country. On the contrary, it was a.query with bim if these difficulties were not altogether occasioned by the absence of reform. (Hear.) Man was a creature of habit, and ad. verse to the. grievance of change but when a greater grievance arose from want of change, any wise man would instantly.;tdopt the former, even in matters of private in- tcrest-in short, every thing was changing around us; in- stitutions were changing; the ideas of the people were changing; therefore to contend against change, was to con- tend against a principle of nature—fhear). He trusted that tioble lords would support the bill. to prevent those calami- ties which might otherwise ensue for his own part, he cor- dially gave the measure his suppoit.— Adjourned. THURSDAY, OCT. 6. REFORM.—A nnmber of petitions upon this subject were presented, almost all in favour of the Bill. The debate was then resumed. The Ejr) of Falmouth, in a very lengthened speech, op- posed the Hill, prillcipallyon the grounds taken by all those Noble Lords who had hitherto spoken on that side of the question. If the desire of the frniners of the Bill was to produce a Republic, he thought they had better at once have said so, rather than have contemplated a change which would destroy eventually the Upper House. Some reasons should have been adduced before they attempted to unset- de all tbe olrl institutions It was the Bishops in the reign of James the Second who gave a tone to the people, and lie hoped the Bishops would now do the same, and preserve the equipoise, which was indispensable to the existence of 'he Constitution. The Noble Earl (Cre.N) had talked of standing or falling by the Bill, but he hoped he would not bow down his head with sorrow to the grave. He would most strenuously op- pose the Bill, The Fail of Roseherry would support thesecond reading, because he believed some measure of the kind was neces- sary. He was bound to say that the late Government had rendered a plan of Reform necessary; their Lordships therefore otiglit not blindls, to teject the Bill, but to im- prove it as much as possible. Ministers would have de- ceived the King and the people, if they had proposed a plan le-s extensive. The Earl of Carnarvon was of opinion the Bilr went to substitute a new Constitution for that now existing He contended that the present cry for Reform was in conse-; quence of the transactions on the Continent. If Reform was necessary, a gradual one was the plan which the Consti- tution pointed out. The present Ministers, however, were .secret in all their measures; they were secret in their bud- gets, and when the secrets escaped, what a pretty collec- tion the public were made acquainted with, and how they treated them; Now, the Noble Earl (Grey) in 1810had made an eloquent speech upon the state of the nation, ;in(i the subject of Reform, in which he aid that 11 after twenty )Cars, experience, and after a serious and dispassionate attention to the subject, he thought much good would arise from a gradual Reform." The Noble Earl objected to (he measure in toto, because it r.sked the safety of the consti tution upon the cast of the die. Lord Plunkett contended, that if the Bill was resisted successfully, there was something worse to be feared than danger to [lie constituiioti.-Adjourned. FRIDAY, OCT. 7. After their Lordships had received numerous petitions in favour of the Reform Bill, the debate on the subject was resumed. Lord Wvnford, in opposing the Bill was convinced that this country was now on the verge of a great and dreadful crisis he deemed it the duty of every man, be his abilities as slender as they may, to employ those abilities in endea- vouring to extricate his country from the political difficul- ties which now impend over it.—He was quite sure that the feeling in reference to this Bill is fast dying away, and that a delusion in favour of the Bill will soon evaporate. There is, 1 grant, a feeling throughout the country favourable to Reform, but that feeling is not in favour—and if it were, woe to England I-of ameasure like tbe present, which, if not revolutionary, necessarily, inevitably will produce it. The Earl of Eldon had felt it an incumbent duty, at the hazard of his age, and infirmity, by reason of those threats which had been held out to their lordships, and more parti- cularly addressed to himself, to stand up, and ivith respect to those threats, from whatever quarter they might come, to declare that he would rather die in the execution of these threats, after hpving lived so long in this blessed country, still to remain, he hoped, the happiest and most glorious nation on earth,—he repeated it, he would rather die in con- sequence of these threats than desert that last duty he should have it in his duty to discharge. (Hear.) He had heard doctrines slated with respect to the matter very extraordi- nary, and when he heard it stated in the preamble to this Bill, that it was expedient to destroy all the acknowledged rights of property, and all charters in the country when under the notion of putting an end to close Corporations, an end wis to be put to all Coi-por-itions that were not close, and the influence of all property was to be taken away, he could not consent to that doctrine of expediency, unless much more was done than was intended, preparatory to the introduction of this measure. If they were abused to the detriment of the people, they ought to be taken away, but not without giving them an opportunity of hear- ing the abuse proved in their presence at their Lordships' bar, and having an opportunity, by judicial proceeding, le- gislative proceedings, of vindicating theirrights. His Lord- ship's speech was delivered in solow a tone, as to beoearly inaudible. The Lord Chancellor rose amidst some confusion, and was for a short time partly inaudible. It appeared to him. with great deference to their Lordships, that the debate should be closed in the course of this night, and that he could not contribute more effectually to an end so desirable as by choosing this moment to address the house. If he could have foretold in his earliest years he should ever have lived to stand in the place he now occupied, andjan such an occasion, he would have devoted every year and every hour of that life which had passed to the preparing of himself for the task which he even felt as if he would sink under, to ga- ther from all the sources of ancient wisdom, lessons which might have tenderl to guide him on so eventful a crisis, and to have enabled him to correct every infirmity of mind which might tend lo impede the discharge of "tbe solemn duty he had undertaken of ad vising their Lordships: but, above all, to eradicate from his mind every thing that might interrupt the most perfect candour and impartiality, of judgment. He advanced then to the task he had now to perform with those feelings on the one hand, but cheered on the other by the persuasion that he had no personal inte- rest in the question-no sinister view at stake—nothing that could cast even the shadow of a shade ofslilf-interesi in the the discharge, he would hardly say of his legislative duty, but rather what he should call his judidal duty. He had heard in the course of these five nights' debate a vast num- ber of objections to this measure and having heard the ar, guments that had been urged to repel those objections, he, careless of whether he gave offence in any quarter or not, he mmt say that he was so far induced by some things he had heard, to he ready to reconsider certain matters on which he had previously thought his mind was sufficiently made up. On the other hand, in the great prop ortion of objections that had been urged, he certainly could not con- cur—viewing them as-dispassionately, and as impartially as he believed any Member of that House had ever listened to arguments either for or against a measure, he was bound to say they had not influenced his judgment in respeet to the utility and principles of the measure. His noble friend, in reconnoitring the bill, had begged the question from be- ginning t') ell d. He assumed the bill was revolutionary — that it was a measure for a change. And no doubt if it was revolutionarn--if it was a mere measure for a change, his noble friend's illustrations and observations would have been unanswerable; but he (the noble and learned Lord) would shew that it was a bill entitling itself to no such cha- racter—a bill that savoured nothing of revolution, except so far as it went to prevent it.—His Lordship (hen reviewed and remarked on (he speeches of sevetal of the speakers against the measure.—The great charge made against the Bill was, that it was based upon population, and that this was a great change in the Constitutiou. Would you say of the English county representation, that population was the basis of it, you would be met with derision. Freehold was property-copyhold was property, and all that was left as it was. The basis of the bill was property, and that only. Tbeten»pound qualification HI London and tbelarge towns, be would admit was low but in the countrylt assumed a different aspect, for in most piaces-a person paying .£10 retit wasa man of some consideration in the world," A no qualification was the first intended, but on inquiry Govern- ment found that in a town of 15,000 population there were [onlySO persons paying £ 20 rent, when by reducing the qna- lification of X10they secured a constituency of 15,1)00 vo- ters. By the present system, what security had we from an alien of the enemy ? Who was to secure us from a Nabob of Arcot, who by purchasing some old walls and other things equally valuable, might send twenty Members to the House of Commons, which would seriously incommode any Government ?--Prytyne enumerated O boi-ouctis, of which 16 were in Cornwall alone, and except the Univer- sities they were mean and poor, sent up by the returns by the Sheriffs, and interested persons, by bribery and feasting, not/by prescriptions or charter—some few ex- cepted, since the rfeign of Edward the 'Fourth, before which time they never sent Member#to any Parliatnfcnt.-f- Now, to another point, which was testified by the report of the Commissioners in 1623 and 1624, of-which Mr. Sergeant Blanell was Chairman, and there were Members of it,some of the greatest luminaries of law or history, Lord Coke, Mr. Selwyn, and Mr. HOv, who agreed to certain resolu- tions. The first was, that there being no ancient-custom or principle as to who were electors or who were not, re course must be had to common right, and that'all men, in- habitant householders resident within the borough ought to have a voice in elections. What then became of the doc- trine that the fight of election belonged to the burgage te- nures, to the freemen, or to the freeholders? Where'was that right vested but in the inhabitants; to the householders, not to the £10 householder, but to all householders, whe- ther the house is worth a shilling or worth = £ 1,000. He would declare on his own authority, and looking at the right,of,c #mop law,-Iliat .if the Crown were advised to itstte a writ to Manchester, authorising it to return Mem- bers to Parliament, that writ, there being no previous cus- tom, would, by the common law, call on every householder to assert the elective franchise, what then, became of the exclusive privileges of corporations, when it was clear that every householder should have the light of voting. Were then the Min iseers speculators or idle reasoners of things when they limited the common right, and had not even gone the length of it. He would advert to a high Churchdigna- tary,who,onarecentsotemn occasion, in delivering the sword of justice to the King, pronounced an exhortation, you shall restore and reform that which is amiss, and maintain that which is in good order."—(Cheers.) He (the Lord Chancellor) would say maintain the franchise, hut confirm it to the scot and lot voters. He remembered that he served (hat Monarch, who had sworn to restore that which had gone into decay, and reform which had gone amiss.—(Cheers ) He would help that Sovereign while he had health and the honour of serving him. He called upon any noble and learned or lay Lord to state whether that Jaw which regulated elections, which apportioned the franchise, which controuled the exercise of the votes, should undergo no change, when a seat in Parliament was now esteemed a very different thing, to what it formerly was, not a burden to be got rid of, but an advantage 10 he co- veted. They then were not the innovators but the restorers of the law. But il was said the system worked well. It had neither worked well for the constiiuency nor the repre- sentatives. It had worked well for the borough-owner, and plunderer. You stand on the brink of a great event, it behoves you to consider, when men tell you to be unmoved by clamour, to disregard intimidation, that there is no worse folly,—no more base, despicable kind of fear, than for men of firm mind and sound principle to resist what is right from fear of being charedwith yielding to intimida- tion. Their Lordships were placed in this dilemma, that if they refused Reform upon (hat fallacious notion, of being perfectly assured jour Lordships may live to see a measure of ten thousand times the extent of The present brought for- wat-d atid carried from the upper down to the lower class of society all would be linked against them, for they alone stood between them and their wishes. (Tremendous cheer- ing.) He begged of their Lordships to beware of what they were doing. It was true that the throwing out of this measure might for a time postpone the giving of the elec- tive franchise to large towns. It might, for a time delay the wishes of the people, but this he could assure their Lord- ships, that in coming to such decision they would not raise the respect for their Lordships, or conciliate the affections of the people,-My Lords (continued his Lordship,) 1 wish you because I belong to you I wish, because I am a good subject to the King; I wish, because I am a friend to my country, because 1 have been devoted during (he whole of my life to perpetuate peace.—I most earnestly and siii cerely beg of your Lordships for these reasons-I pray and I beseech of you not to reject this Bill. I call upon your Lordships by till you hold most dear, call upon every one of your Lordships, unless you think no Reform is necessary -for that is the only consistent vote,-(Loud cheers.) I call, my Lords, upon every noble Lord, unless he is opposed to all Reform, by this solemn appeal, L call upon, and put myself in the same vessel with your Lordships, and 1 call on your Lordships, I entreat of your Lordships, and on my bended knees I implore of your Lordships not to reject this Bill,-(The noble Lord sat down amidst the most enthusias- tic cheering that was ever heard within the tialls of that House.) Lord Lyndhnrst opposed the Bill. The noble and learned Lord contended that the present measure would bring de. struction on the proposers of it, and after an earnest ap- peal to the House to do its duty, regardless of the menaces of an infuriated press, sat down amidst loud cheers from his side of the house. Lord Tenterden said that if the Bill was passed into a law, it would establish a precedent furnishing an argument for the annihilation of all other rights. The Archbishop of Canterbury wits sincerely attached to our happy constitution. If their Lorpships threw out the Bill, and if popular violence, as predicted, was the conse- quence which he did not expect, he would willing bear his share in the general calamity. The Duke of Sussex said the vote he should give he consi- dered of vital importance, and one in which his character as a Member of Hanover, and as a Peer of England, was deeply implicated. If the Bill was thrown out, to the peo- ple he would say—" be firm, but peaceable—You will car- ry your measure at last." But if, inii-ks of violence were shown, he for one would extremely deprecate it, because it was not the mob, but the national, educated, middle, re- spectable class of society, which was anxious to secure the Bill. The Duke of Gloucester opposed the measure. Earl Grey then rose to reply at a quarter-past fouro'clock which he concluded by saying if your Lordships throw out the Bill, it will rest with myself and my conscience how I shall shape my future conduct. But I will not abandon the helm of affairs so long as I can be useful to my King or my coiintry.-(Friiinense cheering, which lasted for a consider- able time, and many of the ladles enthusiastically clapping their hands.) FOR THE SECOND READING. Not Contents. S Prt's.ent.150 Not Contents. l<P.ies. 49-199 Contents c— Majority against the Bill. 41
HOUSE OF COMJIOJVS, Tuesday, Oct. 4. Mr. J. Campbell brought in a bill respecting fines and recoveries, which was read a first time, and ordered,for a second reading on Monday. Colonel Evans moved for papers respecting Jhemilitnry preparations in the Tower of London in November tast; but after some conversation he agreed to withdraw his motion. The House went into a Committee on the Scots Reform Bill. The discussion on the first clause was postponed on the motion of Lord Althorp, that clause A stand part of the Bill. Mr. Gillon moved an amendment to leave out the words respecting Peebles and Selkirk, in order that they might each have a Member. After they had a discussion of some length the Committee divided, when there appeared for the original clause 138; against 60; majority foi' Ministers 73. In the next clause. Sir George Murray moved that two Members each be returned for the counties of Aberdeen, Ayr, Perth, Forfar. Edinburgh, Banff, Fife, and Renfrewi Lord Althorp opposed the motion, observing that the in. crease of Members fof Scotland from 45 to 53 it was under, stood would "be srtisfactory the present motion would increase the numbers to 61. After much discussion the Committee divided, when there appeared for the amend- ment 61; against it 113; majority for the original clause and for Ministers 52. The House then resumed, and the Committee was ordered to itagain on Thursday. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 5. Lord Ebrfngton enquired whether Mr. O'Connell intended to press his mottoA for a" call of the House" on Monday. Mr. O'Connell having replied in the negative, Lord Ebringfon stated that he should, to morrow mote that on Monday the House be called over bee-ttise, in case of an event taking place, which he trusted would not arise, he should,,oo that clay, deem it to be his duty tosubfiilta motion to We House, in reality, on the state of the public mind. There were very few Members present when the notice was given; it was received without any manifesta- tion of feeling-in fact," in dead silence," and "more in sorrow" than with any other apparent sentiment. Lord Ebrington, Sir F. Burdett. and other Members im- mediately afterwards left the House. The further consideration of (he Bankruptcy Court Bill, e*i its second read lug, was then essoined, and -again ledia extended discussion. Mr. J. Williams strongly defended the Bill, maintaining that just attention to the mercantile interests required the abolition of the present Lists of Commissioners, and that it was monstrous to have so many "Judges" at the same time practising as Barristers.—Adjourned. THURSDAY OCT. 6. PRElti OF TRE RFALM.-Mr.!W.,ilks moved for an address to the following effect4 That there be laid before the House an account of all offices, Vtaeeg, situations, ployments, in the army, navy, or civil departmeuts.of the State, with all pensions, retired allowances, reversionary r rt grailts, and ecclesiastical preferments, held by each of the Peers of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, bavins aseat in Parliament, and by his family and relations, specifying the amount or pay, salaries, fees, and other emo- luments, of each of such offices, places, situations, nnd em- ploy ments, and of such pensions, retired allowances, rever- sionary grant?, & ecclesiastical preferments, respectively." Lord Ingestrie presented a petition from forty beneficed Clergymen of Ireland, against the obstructions opposed to the collection of tithes. Tttisledto a debate which was concluded by MrrStanley, who thought the period very in- convenient to interfere. Col. Perceval then madea motion against the non-resi- dent Irish Lord Lieutqnants, whith after a prolonged dit. cassion was withdrawn- Mr. Powlelt Thomson moved fora 4Commi ,ttee to enquire into the state of our West India interests, which was agreed to, and the Committee appointed. FRIDAY, OCT. 7. €ol. Evans presented a petition, praying for the repeal of the taxes on knowledge., especially that upon Newspapers. Mr. Hilht hlso-presented a petition from Finsbury, against the tax on newspapers,—Adjourned. FUTURE PROSPECTS OF THE KING'S THEATRE.—The New Lessee of this theatre has issued a Prospectus of the plan intended to be pursued in the direction of the Italian Opera.—It promises great changes both before and be- hind the curtain, mauy of tlieni of a very beneficial na- ture, and some which will only be carried into effect with great difficulty, if they even prove at ali pavticubie. That' the Italian Opera has of late years been most unskilfully managed,-that the subscribers, the public, and many of the performers have been treated in a manner flllly justi- fying the strictures which proceeded from an independent part of the press at tin close of the late season, is a fact admitted by all who are enabled to judge the question, and are unbiassed by ihe recollection of favours received or by the hope of future civilities. The reduction of or- ders will go far to purify the theatre, by improving the description of the audience, and in getting rid of a host of claqueurs and puffers, by whose efforts the b,st aiid worst, right and wrong, were confounded and too commonly reduced to a level, the public were blinded, honest criti- cism was rendered effectual, and taste was rapidly de- teriorating. Such practices we all along have hinted at, and exposed the consequences sesulting from tliet i' which we have brjen charged with entertaining prejudiced opinions and with indulging hostile feelings-accusations which only provoked a smile, well knowing that truth was on our side, and that time, the best, though slowest of arbitrators, would fully justify a! I that we felt it our duty to advance respecting the management of the King's Theatre. We refer to our columns, and beg our readers to compare wliat we have repeatedly said, with the main points in Mr. Mason's unflinching, ge it tlei-na ii like pro- spectus, when it will be seen that his marks, drawn from facis which of course he has thoroughly examined, corro- borate, we believe in every instance, what has from time to time fallen from us on the subject to which, as future director, he has thought it necessary to allude.—Mr. Ma- son possesses, we understand, many high qualifications for the task he has undertaken: his appeal to the fash- ionable world and the public generally for support, shows that he is alive to the defects of the present system, and willing to correct the many abuses which prevail. We heartily wish; him all the success that his enterprising spirit and liberal sentiments entitle him to expect; but our hope that he will be able to accomplish his wishes is not unmingled with a fear that he has consented to burden himself with conditions which never ought to have been required, and that he is but very imperfectly acquainted with all the difficulties against which he will have to con- ten (I.-Ilariiionicon Yoi- Oct. 1. MEASURE FOR MEASURE.-Spagnoletti, who led the band at the conserts given by Paganini, lias been obliged to have recourse to legal measures to obtain what was due to his services Such a fact, the profits of those perfor- mances being considered, is almost incredible neverthe- less, it is indisputably ti-tic.-Dilettahte, in Harmoniconfor Oct. 1. ANGLING EXTRAORDINARY.—A few days ago, a youthful angler, being desirous of knowing experi- mentally what a poor trout's sensations were on being catched, contrived to get a hook fastened in his gullet, which was much easier done than undone. Surg-ical assistance was immediately procured and the hook ex- tracted, but not *vith,.)ut coiisi(teritbl(,. difficulty to the operators, and pain to the curious patient.-Perth Ad- vertiser. ALL HUMBUG I-When Stephen Kemble was Mana- ger at Newcastle, and the houses were rather flat, no less a.personage arrived than the Prince Anamaboo, who offered his services for a moderate consideration. Accordingly the bills of the day announced that, between the acts of the play, Prince Anamaboo would give a lively representation of the scalping operation he would likewise give the Indian war-hoop, in all its various tones; the tomahawk exercise, and the mode of feasting at an Abyssinian banquet. The evening arrived, and many 'people attendedt6 witness these princely imitations. At the end of the third act, his Highness walked forward, with dignified step, flourish- ing- his tomahawk, and cut the air, exclaiming, Ha ha—ho ho Next entered a man with his face black- ened, and a piece of bladder fastened to his head with gum the Prince, with a large carving knife, sommen- ced his scalping operation, which he perloi-mcxi in a style truly imperial, holding np the skiti in tokerTof triumph. Next came the war houp, which was a com- bination of discordant sounds. Lastly, the Abyssinian banquet, consisting of raw beef-steaks these he made into rolls as large as his n.outh would admit, and de- voured them in a princely and dignified manner. Having completed his cannibal repast, he flourished his tomahawk, exclaiming Ha ha, ho ho and made his exit, Next day, the manager, in the middle of the market place espied the most puissant Prince Anama- hoo selling penknives, scissors, and quills, in the cha- racter of a Jew pedlar. What!"said Kemble, iny Prince, is that you? Are you not a pretty Jewish scoundrel to impose us In that manner?" Moses turned round, and with an archflook, replied Prince be-, t vash no prince, 1 vash acting a-like you you vash kings, princes, emperors, to day—Stephen Kemble to- morrow I vash humbug, you vash humbug, all vash humbug." How is your husband t,o-day?" said a physician of this city, to a poor woman whose husband he was attending. "Why, Sir," she replied, "I do flatter myself as he's wuss."—BristolMercwy. A WOCIID-HE NESTOR.—A few days ago an elderly man, of singular habits, attended by a servant, arrived at Perpignan. He takes no aliment that has been cooked, living upon fruit, milk, and eggs, with some herbs and ropts in their crude state, rendered solid by abundant slices of raw veal and beef. His drink is water; his couch the ground, or occasionally a chair. In an exposition of his motivesJor adopting this mode of life, he says the result will be to keep himself in health and strength for 200 years.—French Paper.- Elf he live half the time, he will see rare changes.] A LAWYER OUTWITTED.—Some time since, a young gentleman, Mr. C., well known about town, went to consult a certain legal gentleman of Lincoln's inn, about carrying off an heiress. "You cannot do it without danger," said the COtIDCellor; 11 but let her mount a horse, and hold the bridle and whip do you then get up behind her, and you are run away with by her, in which case you are safe." Next day theCoun- sellor found his daughter had run away in the afore. said manner with his client. MARCH OF INTELLECT.—The following anecdote was received from a gentleman who witnessed the same A few nights past a gentleman .was returning to his residence about a quarter before 12, and was greatly surprised to see a light in the parish church .^tefc^ving the door■• partly open* be cautiously listened, attd soon discovering some voices which were familiar to his ear, he ventured in, and bivran to inquire of the party assembled, what was the object of their meeting' at that place, and at that solemn hour of the night t to whichrtiie clerk of the parish most gravely replied, that a young man, and one of the present company, was subject to fits, -and that they were then waiting till the church clock struck 12, in order to commence saying The Loiti's Prayer backwards; which he as- serted, would prove an infalliblecure for the unfortu- nate sufferer. The gentleman, however, not having so much confidence in the remedy and the charm, as the sage clerk and his friends, ordered them to desist from their profane folly. This, circumstance occurred not twelve miles from, Bath, and proves how much the "dark ageS" are eclipsed by the brilliancy of the nine- teenth century."—Bath Herald. Talleyrand had, a: polifidential servant excessively de- voted to his interests, but withal superlatively inquis- tive. Having one day intrusted him with a letter, the prince watched his faithful varlet from the window of his apartment, and with some surprise observed him coolly reading the letter en route. On the: next day a sirmnilar comissiart was confided to the servant, and to the second letter was added a postcript, couched lin the. following terms:—"You may send a verbal an- swer by the bearer lie is perfectly acquainted with the whole affair, having taken the precaution, to read this previously to its delivery." -Such a postcript must have been more effective than the severest re- proaches, proaches.