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JAN. 27.-HILL, R., Lewes, Sussex, upholsterer,

BANKRUPTCY SUPERSEDED. LYON, A., and N. J., Calisher, Birmingham, and George-street, Jewry-street, wholesale jewellers..

the many things that can be said in laughed to see, one moment after, a favour of field sports, I should think shoal of vermin pour forth; how I them sanguinary and unjustifiable. But have laughed to see the dogs snap them I never had this feeling about me at a up, the boys bewilder one another with rat-hunt. A rat-hunt is laudable in cries of "There they go! there they every view that one can take of it. The go! there they go! and the men, wretch itself is odious to the sight; it after roaring to the boys not to strike is an animal always on the look-out before the dogs; not to hit the dog's for thefts; it lives in no settled man-noses; give way to the general enthuner, and in no particular place; hor siasm, and knock and bang and tramearth nor water can be called its pro- ple and hollow as loud as any.-THE per element. for it lives in both; nor STRAW IS BEING MOVED. 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 (according to the naturalists) its aged pa rents and devouring its feeble young! It has no one good quality, and yet devours 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. A rat-hunt, therefore, has charms, for me unbounded at all hours, in all weather, any day, I am ready for the chasse aur rals. I go to it in perfect lightness of heart; for, if any-thing cat make it justifiable to amuse oneself in observing the arts of the timid, unoffending and harmless hare when pursued by enemies, how much more justifiable to amase 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 progress of this sort of fun. How I have laughed when all the straw has been

ATKINS, A., Gloucester, merchant.
BROADLEY, J., and J. Watson, North Moor,
Lancashire, cotton-spinners.
FALLOWS, W., Stafford, inu-keeper.
GRIFFIN, T., Belvedere-road, and Essex-
place, Prince's-road, Lambeth, timber-

HALL, T., Wigan, Lancashire, shop-keeper.
HARRISON, J., Hammersmith, coal-mer-
LASKEY, R., Exeter, baberdasher.
LLOYD, H., Palsgrave place, Temple, scri-


SUMMERS, H., Manchester, lace-manufac-
MUNRO, J. Liverpool, iron-founder.


WILBY, S., Aldermanbury, vintuer.
WINN, T., Leeds, victualler.
WOOD, A., Great Tower-street, and South-
ampton-street, Camberwell, carpenter.

JAN. 31.-INSOLE, G., Cardiff, brick-

JAN. 31.-STEVENSON, T., Chesterfield, joiner.


MACDONALD, A., and A. Campbell, Regent

street, St. James's, ariny-agents.

moved to within a few trusses of the
bottom: then begins the sport. The
dog's sagacity, the boy's rashness, and WEBB, S,, Reading, builder.
the man's experience-how all these
are severally displayed when it comes
to within a few trusses of the nests of
the nasty, stinking, plundering herd.
A general rustle under the little remain-
ing straw makes every creature intent.
And, Oh my God! how I have

BANKRUPTS. AUGHTERLONÝ, J. R., Great Ormondstreet, dyer.

BOND, R., Plymouth, printer.
COULSTOCK, J., Reigate, Surrey, miller.
HAMER, W., Wigan, Lancashire, coach-
HAWKSWORTH, E., Almondbury, York-
shire, grocer.


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

JONES, D., Cynwyd, Merionethshire, victuailer.

KIDD, J., Brook green-terrace, Hammersmith, baker.

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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 com-,

PADDON, F. W., Plymouth, printer.
PEARSE, J., Sidbury, Devonshire, victualler.plete things; but the sale not so free as last

SPURR, S., Warnford-court, Throgmortonstreet, merchant.

THOMSON, R., Liverpool and Earston, mer

chaut and farmer.

TIPTON, R., Glocester, scrivener.

week. The best Downs continue at 4s. 6d. The Beef Trade is full as good as this day 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

WHITE, W., Leamington Priors, Warwick-made in only a few instances.-Though we shire, upholsterer.


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 au advance in 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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have a larger market than last Monday, yet every thing will be sold. Beasts, 2,460 Calves, 140; Sheep, 20,600; Pigs, 150.

MARK-LANE.-Friday, Feb. 4.

derate, and the prices the same as on Monday. The supplies are still small, the demand moEnglish arrivals.



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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.


TBOOK, 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, Placemen, 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. [Price Is. 2d. :

ANN, COUNTESS DOWAGER OF MORNINGTON, mother of Marquis Wellesley,, of the Prince of Waterloo, of Lord Maryborough, of Lord Cowley, (now Am-, bassador 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 Book, just published by Mr. E. WILSON, Royal Exchange, p. 467.

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."


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

Kensington, Feb. 8, 1831.

which have finally led to the present state of things.

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 Ir is now evident that this country, FLOWER of the English nobility." the richest in products of all the con- The French "sans-culottes" (fellows tinent of Europe; this country of Lin- without breeches) as they were called, colnshires; this country of industry and in derision, drove them, "flower" and. probity; this country of fortresses with-all, before them; and Dukey York, havout end: it is now evident that this ing had the good luck to reach THE fine country, with its three or four mil- HELDER, got safe across to old Englions of people, are about, speedily, to land himself, leaving the second in be reunited to France! My readers will command to make a capitulation, by hardly need to be reminded, that, from which it was agreed that the remnant the moment I heard of the fall of Charles of the English army should be perX., I stated that this reunion would be mitted to come away, upon condition one of the first and most important that eight thousand French sailors, then 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


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royalty and aristocracy, the French which this event filled the borougharmy was, on this memorable occasion, mongers and all those who lived on the commanded by a man who, only people. They from that time looked twelve years before, had been an ap-on the industrious part of the nation as prentice to a printer, at LIMOGES, a so many beasts of burden, made to city in a southern province of France, called the LIMOSIN, whence he went under the appellation of "the printer's boy of Limosin."

work for them and to administer to their luxuries and their sport. All became military in this country, the laws of which once detested the idea of a standing soldier. No reduction of military expense: the answer to every complaint on this score was, “the gratitude due to the heroes of Waterloo"! The consequences of these things are now before us, and need not be dwelt on here.

BELGIUM, thus won by France, was (and with the hearty good-will of the people) incorporated with the French Republic; and thus it continued until the year 1814, when Napoleon was banished to ELBA. Then this fine country, with its industrious and pious Thus were the chains, apparently for and moral and brave people, were, by a ages, rivetted on the unhappy people of treaty to which England, Austria, Belgium, whom the king-makers had Prussia, Russia, and (by compulsion) saddled with Judge Bailey's blessing, the Bourbons, were parties, severed from a national debt; that is to say, with part France, and united to Holland (detested of the debt of Holland and with the by the Belgians), and the two countries amount of part of the expenses which were formed into "a kingdom," of Austria and Prussia had incurred in enwhich the Dutch Stadtholder was made slaving them! Their king, who hated king, having the royal dominion over them because they hated him, treated these countries GUARANTEED to him by the five Powers above-mentioned.

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them accordingly. His Dutch subjects were Protestants, the Belgians were CaIn 1815, on the return of Napoleon tholics, and there soon arose disputes from Elba, Belgium became the scene very much resembling those between of the battle that finally decided his fate. the Protestant Government and the CaWATERLOO, which is in Belgium, and tholic people of Ireland. The press, at a few miles distance from the city of always the object of hatred and oppresBrussels, witnessed that base treason by sion with tyrants, unless they can corwhich the defeat of Napoleon was rupt it to their purposes, was honest, occasioned. There were one million and therefore was persecuted. Impriand eleven thousand men, all to be paid sonment, banishment, or ruinous fines, by the people of England, to fight were the certain lot of all men who against the French people on this occa- used the press for the public benefit, sion; yet, had there been no treachery, and in defence of the people's rights. all would have failed. However, these Taxes the most oppressive and most things were overlooked; it was the odious were imposed, and enforced with interest of our government, and its a degree of rigour approaching to that endless swarms of tax-eaters, to as- of our Excise and Custom laws. The cribe the victory solely to our own jails of Belgium rang with the cries of valour and that of the Hanoverians, and the victims of the fiscal system. to cry up the commander as something In this state was Belgium, in July far surpassing Alexander or Cæsar. He last, when the brave people of Paris, was created a Duke by our Prince setting at nought the cannons and the Regent, and "Prince of Waterloo" by bayonets of the mercenary and bloody the King of Holland. But the great Swiss, drove their tyrants from their evils to us were, first the immense sums palaces and their throne. All men of of our money heaped upon him, amount- sense, accustomed to think of such ing, in the whole, to more than a million matters, saw that Belgium would of pounds on this one man! A greater speedily revolt against the king that evil, however, was, the insolence with had, as above stated, been forced

vour of the necessity of fighting, more courage than St, DUNSTAN discovered in all his immortal battles with the devil. Far otherwise is it in the present case. Here is a marriage in

upon them. Revolt they did; and, In short, this thing is done. Fielding with the cordial good wishes of every says, that, when both parties are of a just man on the face of the earth to mind, whether it be to fight or to marry, cheer them, they, without organization, it is extremely difficult to keep them without commanders, without any pre-asunder; but that, if either of the paration for the combat, finally suc- parties have no stomach for the enterceeded in driving their oppressors from prize, a team of horses will not get their country. Having done this, they them together; a striking instance of had to settle upon a new government. which latter I once witnessed in a man A Congress, chosen by the people, who was always boasting of his pugilhave, for many weeks, been deliberating istic might and prowess, but who, on this subject. What the people having taken a cuffing and kicking as wanted was, a re-union with France silently as a wool-pack, and having at once; but, LOUIS-PHILIPPE and his been driven (in order to save his coward Chambers (for they are not those of the hide for the moment) to postpone the French people) being essentially fund- sequel of the salutation by the accepting holding, and thinking that such re- of a challenge for the next day, disunion would rouse the other four gua-covered, in shuffling out of the chalranteeing Powers to war, and knowing lenge, more ingenuity than timid hare that war would shake to its foundation ever discovered to avoid her pursuers, the funding system of France, have and, in resisting the arguments in fabeen constantly against this re-union. Then, the other four Powers have been working, too, towards the same point. At first, they expressed their resolution to adhere to their guarantee of 1814, and to compel the Belgians again to submit question; and the parties are both to their Dutch king; but, though they probably had the fund-holding government of France along with them, they had not the French people with them. They next insisted, that the Belgians should have for king some one of the family of the Dutch king. But the Belgians having observed, I suppose, that wolves do not breed lambs, thought, apparently, that like father like son; and, therefore, they rejected that proposition. Next, the guaranteers insisted that they should have a King of some breed or other, but that he should not be of French breed! Alas! the Belgian Congress have finally fixed their choice upon the DUKE DE NEMOURS, second son of LouisPHILIPPE! And this is, in fact, neither more nor less than a resolution to be re united with France. The news of to-day is, that LOUIS-PHILIPPE will not assent to this! Poh! His scruples will be soon overcome! The first grand review that he has on the Champ tail is now producing riots and fires and de Mars will remove all his scruples, and make him as bold as a country girl at her second appearance before a quorum, one half of whom are her lovers.

of a mind, and ready to leap into each other's arms. It signifies not a straw, therefore, what Louis-Philippe and his insolvent bankers may think or say of the matter: the rich and beautiful bride offers her hand to her brave and strong and ardent lover; and it is not the intrigues of the old grannies and the fribbles at Vienna and Whitehall; no, nor their weighty arguments into the bargain, that will keep the parties asunder for any length of time.

This reunion will be, and must be, accomplished; and what an event is here! An event that at one blow oversets all that was accomplished by the twenty-two years of war that our THING carried on, and by the six hundred millions of debt that it contracted, and by the six annual millions of poorrates, and the six annual millions of Dead Weight, which that war has entailed upon us, and which accursed en

all sorts of calamity and disgrace. France must give the fashion to Europe. There she is, having swept away tithes, now sweeping away the nasty dregs of

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