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TRADERS WITH RUSSIA.I

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I A NEW WARE.

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I THE QUEEN'S FIRST PROCLAMA-…

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THE QUEEN'S FIRST PROCLAMA- TION. It is quite possible that the proclamation which summoned the ante-Christmas session of Parliament may be the last important proclamation issued by the Queen this century, and it may not be without interest to look back upon the first proclamation of her Majesty, issued immediately after her accession. Most of us would stare aghast were such a document issued to-day. It was quite a sermon-in the London Gazette I its object|was the encouragement of piety and virtue," and the "preventing of vice, pro- faneness, and immorality," and such prac- tises as "may justly bring down Divine vengeance on our kingdom. We do hereby strictly enjoin and prohibit all our loving subjects of what degree or quality soever," the proclamation, ran, "from playing on the Lord's day at dice, cards, or any other game whatsoever; and we do hereby require and command them and every one of them decently and reverently to attend the worship of God on every Lord's day, on pain of our highest dis- pleasure, and of being proceeded against with the utmost rigour that may be by law; and for the more effectual reforming of such persons, who, by reason of their dissolute lives and conversations, are a Bcandal to our kingdom. AR officers and magistrates are commanded to be vigilant and strict in the punishment of such persons who drink too much and swear too much. And so on.

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THE CASERTAS. I

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ITHE WOMAN'S WORLD. I

I MARKET NEWS.

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