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Commons vote by ballot, as the Chamber of | laugh. Laugh out; not stifle it, but
Deputies voted? Would the hon. Member
be contented that his vote should be unknown? laugh out; move their bodies back-
Would he like to have to say, "Oh! I assure ward and forward in the attitudes of
you I voted for that question;" instead of laughter; shake their sides, and hold
seeing his name in those printed lists that their foreheads: would this be a posi-
were now circulated? It was not a system tive infringement of six acts, or, would
which could be applied to that House, and it be a "conspiracy to evade" six acts?
was therefore plainly imperfect. It was a
new-fangled passion of a certain class of doc- I have thought of this a good deal.
trinaires, who imagined that they had found
Wednesday, Dec. 22, 1830.
out, in the nineteenth century, a remedy for
all abuses. If it were introduced into that
HOUSE OF LORDS.
House, it would overthrow the monarchy, and LORD FARNHAM made a string of ob-
to such a proceeding he would be no party. servations upon the state of Ireland.
He was born under a monarchy, and so he
wished the country to remain, and he should
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
always oppose the introduction of the ballot.
Nothing done.

December 23, 1830.
HOUSE OF LORDS.
Nothing important.

Mr. D. W. HARVEY declared, that when he was convinced that the feelings of the great body of the people were as much in favour of ballot, as they were in favour of reform, he, for one, should never oppose it by his vote. When it could be shown to him that the respectable body he represented were friendly to the Ballot, he would yield his individual opinion to the general opinion.

The feelings of the great body of the people seem to be more in favour of the ballot than of reform. In short (and it is one of the most awful things that we have lately witnessed), the cry for the ballot proceeds more from the middle than the labouring classes. It is clear, then, that these want to vote for other men than they have been accustomed

HOUSE OF COMMONS. TREVOR.-TREVOR comes in here; but I have dispatched Trevor in the Regis ters of the 25th of December and 1st of January, That is, in No. 26, Vol. LXX. and No. 1, Vol. LXXI. The reader will turn to these numbers, therefore, if he should want to refer to TREVOR's pranks. But I do not remember that I thanked Trevor for this eulogium on me; at least, for this formal acknowledgment of my power, my immense power (for who can deny it now,

by their finding themselves ruined by their present representative. Nothing can be clearer than this. So, yield, Mr. D. W. HARVEY.

to vote for; and this desire is produced without calling Trevor liar?) namely, "The publication" (dear little Register!) to which he referred was one "that was circulated very extensively, "and that laboured unceasingly in ef "forts of excitation-efforts that, if not

MR. CURTEIS denied that the tithes were felt by the agriculturists as a burden; and maintained that if a vote by ballot, were conceded, it would involve the country in all the horrors of a civil war. He allowed that the great majority of people were favourable to Parliamentary Reform; but he denied that they were favourable to the ballot.

arrested in their progress, would, sooner or later, destroy that and the "other House of parliament!" There, you vile wretches that pretend to despise me! There's a sixpenny pamphlet for you! A sixpenny pamphlet that can destroy the collective wisdom of the nation," that can destroy the "noblest assembly of free-men in the world! What, and the other place too, Trevor! Why, I never thought of that! I remember hearing of some lady who said that the handsomest compliment ever

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I am sorry to do any-thing" tending "to bring either House of Parliament "into contempt," because it is contrary to law to do so; but, for the life o' me, I can't help laughing now-and-then. By-the-by, suppose a parcel of men, a hundred, for instance, were to go down and plank themselves opposite the paid her she received from the lips of a House of Commons; in that square, drunken coal-heaver, who came reeling now, (I forget the name of it) near out of a pot-house, and seeing her Abingdon Street; and suppose they sitting in her carriage drawn up close were to stand and do nothing, but to the curb-stone, in the carelessness of

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drunkenness, exelaimed, " God bless you, let me light my pipe by your eyes!" And, accordingly, as this lady always felt grateful to the drunken coalheaver, so, TREVOR, I shall always feel grateful to you; for, say what you may, Trevor, as that pair of eyes which could seem to the drunken coal-heaver bright enough to light his pipe must be very bright indeed, so that pen which could seem to Trevor powerful enough to destroy two Houses of parliament (and such Houses!) must be indeed powerful!

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JOBS.—Mr. HUME gave notice, that, on the second Thursday in February, he should move for a Select Committee to inquire into the office of King's Printer in England and

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upon which such pension had been granted,
It would be his duty, when the funds for
to divide the House (if he stood alone) on
ment of those peusions would be applied for,,
every pension which might not appear to have
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Mr. HUME, in seconding the motion of his extremely unpleasant, in the discharge of his hon. Friend, would say, that although it was duty to his constituents; to be compelled to bring forward the case of an individual, yet there was no other mode of putting a stop to viduals out of the taxes, but by taking up and the practice of improperly pensioning indibringing before the House individual cases, (Hear.) He concurred in the opinion expressed by his hon. Friend, that when the wife of a Member of that House received a peusion, it was in direct violation of the spirit of the Act of Parliament for such a Member to retain his seat in the House. (Hear.) The whole of the Pension List ought to be inves-tigated by a Committee of the House. The manner in which that list was accustomed to be filled up for some reigns past, was one of the main causes of the present distressed state of the country.

Scotland.

Lord ALTHORP asked whether the hon. Member might not add the King's Printer for Ireland?

Mr. HUME said that he thought that office had been abolished-that, in fact, the Government had been beforehand with him, but he should be happy to adopt the noble Lord's suggestion. He would take that opportunity of asking the noble Lord whether it were true, that unless the patent was challenged before the 1st of January in the ensuing year, it would become free from further objection? He understood that the patent was at an office somewhere in the Adelphi, and had lain there for nearly a year, and at the end of that time would be valid.

Lord ALTHORP knew nothing of such a law, but would inquire about it.

PENSIONS:-Mr. GUEST, in moving that there be laid before the House the Warrant or

other Document, of date 5th January, 1823, whereby a certain Pension was granted to Mrs. Harriett Arbuthnot, read to the House the particulars of numerous other Pensions, the details of which we could not correctly ascertain, in consequence of the extremely low tone of voice and rapid utterance with which the hon. Gentleman spoke. He contended that Members of that House obtaining pensions for any members of their family, especially for their wives, virtually vacated their seats in that House, as much as if they had themselves accepted them by name. He could not but think, that as the reigning King had himself but a life-interest in the revenues of the Crown, he could only dispose of them for

How many years have I been at these pensions, sinecures and grants! All my readers know how fond I am of country affairs. Country occupations, country amusements, all things appertaining to country life, are enticing to me. But, when even a boy, I had my scruples at some of its amusements. Who has followed in a hare-hunt; seen her started from her seat of tranquillity and innocence, and flee before six-and-thirty blood-thirsty and roaring dogs, and perhaps as many hollowing boys and What has she done to deserve this? men, without thinking to himself, Who has seen her, in the course of the hunt, soaked in mud and wet, stopping and pricking up her ears to find if her double have defeated her pursuers, her eyes starting from her head with terror, every muscle quivering, and her heart beating so as even to be heard three or four yards off; who has seen this, without, at least, wishing her safe from her foes? But who, on seeing her after

his own life, as in law a subject can transfer all her amazing exertions to save her life

to others only the interest which he himself

by law possesses. He (Mr. Guest) thought, therefore, that the pensions granted during any reign ought to terminate upon the demise of the Crown, unless Parliament should approve of their continuance. He was desirous that each particular pension in the present List should be laid before the House, for the purpose of an examination of the grounds

by flight, and by many dexterous arts to deceive; who has seen her give up all hope and run half the length of the last field uttering the most appalling shrieks of death; who has seen and heard this and not felt that hare hunting has its alloy? I cannot; and were it not for

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the many things that can be said in
favour of field sports, I should think
them sanguinary and unjustifiable. But
I never had this feeling about me at a
rat-hunt. A rat-hunt is laudable in
every view that one can take of it. The
wretch itself is odious to the sight; it
is an animal always on the look-out
for thefts; it lives in no settled man-
ner, and in no particular place; nor
earth nor water can be called its pro-
per element. for it lives in both; nor
town nor country, but both; it feeds
on no particular species of food; flesh,
fish, grain, all are alike its food, and
in every way disguised; nothing comes
amiss to it, and its gluttony is be--
yond comparison. It is, too, a most
unnatural thing, neglecting (accord-
ing to the naturalists) its aged pa
rents and devouring its feeble young!
It has no one good quality, and yet de-
vours more, or spoils more, than any
created animal it has appetite for
every-thing, and never seems satisfied.
It is, in short, the pensioner of nature;
and all useful and industrious creatures
are interested in its destruction.
rat-hunt, therefore, has charms, for me
unbounded: at all hours, in all wea-
ther, any day, I am ready for the chasse
aux rats. I go
to it in perfect lightness
of heart; for, if any-thing can make it
justifiable to amuse oneself in observing
the arts of the timid, unoffending and
harmless hare when pursued by ene-
mies, how much more justifiable to
amuse oneself at seeing those of the
rat, whose destruction is positive good!
For this reason I like rat-hunting; I
recommend rat-hunting. It is really
amusing. How often have I stood in
the floor of a barn, watching the pro-
gress of this sort of fun. How I have
laughed when all the straw has been
moved to within a few trusses of the
bottom: then begins the sport. The
dog's sagacity, the boy's rashness, and
the man's experience how all these
are severally displayed when it comes

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laughed to see, one moment after, a, shoal of vermin pour forth; how I have laughed to see the dogs snap them up, the boys bewilder one another with cries of "There they go!, there they go! there they go and the men, after roaring to the boys not to strikė before the dogs; not to hit the dog's noses; give way to the general enthu siasm, and knock and bang and trample and hollow as loud as any-THE STRAW IS BEING MOVED,

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HOSKIN, R., Manchester, silk-mercer. JACKSON, J., Shad-Thames, Horslydown, coal-merchant.

JONES, D., Cynwyd, Merionethshire, vic

tualler.

KIDD, J., Brook green-terrace, Hammer-
smith, baker.

PADDON, F. W., Plymouth, printer.
PEARSE, J., Sidbury, Devonshire, victualler.
SPURR, S., Warnford-court, Throgmorton-
street, merchant.

THOMSON, R., Liverpool and Earston,

chant and farmer.

LONDON MARKETS.

MARK-LANE, CORN-EXCHANGE, JAN. 31.We had for this morning's market rather a short supply of English Wheat, and at an early hour our millers were tolerably free purchasers, and for fine quality we obtained an advance in the prices since this day se'nnight. of full 1s. per quarter, but not being able to establish an advance iu Flour, the market closed heavily, although the stands were pretty well cleared. Fine Malting Barley fully maintains last Monday's value; but the inferior qualities are dull sale. Beans of both sorts are rather dearer than otherwise. Oats sell slowly at somewhat higher prices. In White and Grey Peas, or other articles no variation.

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The only difference to-day is in Lincoln Mutton, which is not called higher than 4s. 2d. with an exception that regards a very few complete things; but the sale not so free as last week. The best Downs continue at 4s. 6d. The Beef Trade is full as good as this day mer-se'nnight, at the same terms: a few choice Scots, as then, making 4s. 6d. Some call the best Veal over 6s.; but, if so, it has been

TIPTON, R., Glocester, scrivener. WHITE, W., Leamington Priors, Warwick-made in only a few instances. Though we have a larger market than last Monday, yet shire, upholsterer. every thing will be sold. Beasts, 2,460; Calves, 140; Sheep, 20,600; Pigs, 150.

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fine...................... ...41s. to 44s. Peas, White ................. 35s. to 44s. --Boilers ................................ 45s. to 48s. Grey Beans, Small Tick

30s. to 39s. . 35s. to 46s. 35s. to 44s. 20s. to 27s. 30s. to 31s.

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Oats, Potatoe
Poland
Feed ...................................... 20s. to 24s.
Flour, per sack
63s. to 65s.

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60s to 64s.
28s. to 42s.
30s. to 40s.

HOP INTELLIGENCE. BOROUGH, Monday, Jan. 31.-The demand for new Hops still continues pretty steady: in prices there is no alteration.

PROVISIONS.

Bacon, Middles, new, 40s. to 42s. per cwt.
Sides, new...38s. to 42s.
Pork, India, new.. 112s. 6d.

Mess, new... 57s. 6d. to~s. per barl.
Butter, Belfast 96s. tos. per cwt.
Carlow ......91s. to 98s.
Cork.......96s. to -s.

Limerick...96s, to ―s.
Waterford..92s. to -s.
Dublin
....92s. to 94s.
Cheese, Cheshire ....40s. to 70s.

Gloucester, Double.. 48s. tó 56s. — Gloucester, Single...44s. to 50s,

.40s. to 46s.

Cheese, Edam
Gouda... 42s. to 45s.
Hams, Irish.... 45s. to 56s.

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Oats.

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MARK-LANE.-Friday, Feb. 4.

derate, and the prices the same as on Monday, The supplies are still small, the demand mo

English arrivals.

Foreign.

Irish.

5,710

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4,240
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THE FUNDS.

Fri. Sat. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thur 80 80 80 81 8080

Church, State, Law, and Representation. Re-written, newly-arranged, and corrected throughout from the latest Official Returns, by the Original Editor, and complete in One Volume, 8vo. 14s. in black cloth, with a characteristic Frontispiece.

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HE EXTRAORDINARY BLACK BOOK; comprising the United Church of England and Ireland, the Civil List, and Hereditary Revenues of the Crown; Incomes, Influence, and Privileges of the Aristocracy; Diplomatic and Consular Establishments; Law and Courts of Law; Revenue and Colonial Abuses; the Debt and Funding System; Bank and East India Company, with Thoughts on Renewal of their respective Charters; the Representation, with the Prospects of Reform under the New Ministry; also, correct Lists of Pluralists, Pensioners, Place. men, Sinecurists: presenting a complete View of the Cost, Influence, Patronage, and Abuses of Government in Church, State, Law, and Representation.+

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VOL. 71.-No. 7.]

LONDON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH, 1831.

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ANN, COUNTESS DOWAGER OF MORNINGTON, mother of Marquis Wellesley, of the Prince of Waterloo, of Lord Maryborough, of Lord Cowley, (now Ambassador at Vienna), and of another Wellesley, who has two or three great livings in the church; this Countess Dowager, the mother of all these, has a pension of 600l. a year, paid out of the taxes raised on the people.From the BLACK Вook, just published by Mr. E. WILSON, Royal Exchange, 467.

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[Price 1s. 2d.

The Poor Laws provide, that the children of every poor, old, blind, lame, or impotent person, not able to work, shall (if they have the means) relieve and maintain such poor parent, according to the rate at which they shall be assessed by the Justices of the county where the parties live, in order to prevent parishes being burdened with unnecessary charges.

"A petition," says the Morning Chronicle of the 31st Jan., " is in preparation, "in the neighbourhood of BALLYDUFF, County of Waterford, Ireland, which will "be intrusted to Mr. Hume, praying that the invidious distinctions which at "present exist between Parish and State Paupers may be abolished; and that "it may in future be a general rule, that all persons who depend on the public bounty for subsistence shall be distinguished by a peculiar dress."

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BELGIUM.

"But, what shall we do with the Duke! My God!" exclaimed Peel to LORD KEY, "What shall we do with the Duke!"

which have finally led to the present state of things.

Kensington, Feb. 8, 1831,

It is now evident that this country, the richest in products of all the continent of Europe; this country of Lincolnshires; this country of industry and probity; this country of fortresses without end it is now evident that this fine country, with its three or four millions of people, are about, speedily, to be reunited to France! My readers will hardly need to be reminded, that, from the moment I heard of the fall of Charles X., I stated that this reunion would be one of the first and most important consequences of that fall. But, now, it prisoners of war in England, should be may be useful to give my readers a instantly surrendered to France! And, short history of the circumstances as if here were not enough to humble

BELGIUM, of which BRUSSELS is the capital city, was, before the French Revolution of 1789, under the dominion of AUSTRIA; and it was the policy of England (chiefly for the sake of Hanover and Holland) to keep it in possession of Austria. The French Republicans took the whole country, after having beaten the armies of Prussia, Holland, and Austria, together with the unfortunate English army, under the command of the renowned Duke of York and “the FLOWER of the English nobility." The French "sans-culottes" (fellows without breeches) as they were called, in derision, drove them, "flower" and all, before them; and Dukey York, having had the good luck to reach THE HELDER, got safe across to old England himself, leaving the second in command to make a capitulation, by which it was agreed that the remnant of the English army should be per mitted to come away, upon condition that eight thousand French sailors, then

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