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At Nocton, Lincolnshire, aged 20, Edward, twin son of the Rev. Edward Wilson, M.A., Vicar of that parish.
At his residence, Hornton-st., Kensington, aged 60, Peter Smith, esq.
Dec. 5. At St. Clairtown Bank, Fifeshire, James Bogie, esq., of Balbie.
At Brighton, aged 74, Frederick Nash, esq., member of the Old Society of Painters in Watercolours.
At Poole, aged 37, Ann Strong Stevenson, wife of c. Keats, esq., and dau. of the late Win. Adey, esq.
Dec. 6. At County-terrace, Camberwell, aged 67, Stephen Westbrook, esq., late proprietor and editor of the “Oxford Chronicle."
At Witton-house, North wich, Cheshire, aged 80, Frances, relict of the Rev. William Yates, Rector of Eccleston, near Chorley, Lancashire.
At New Bridge-st., Blackfriars, aged 74, Ann, wife of Mr. Thomas Masters, publisher of “ Bell's Weekly Messenger."
Dee. 7. At the Elms, Shirley, near Southampton, Mary, eldest dau. of Henry Grimes, esq., late of Coton-house, Warwickshire.
Dec. 8. At Greenwood, Hants, aged 35, W. H. West, esq., Ist Madras Fusiliers, fourth son of
Lieut.-Col. West, late Scotch Fusilier Guards, and grandson of the late Lieut.-Col. West of the same Reg., and Lieut.-Governor of Landguard Fort.
At Pulteney-st., aged 64, Capt. Robert Stuart, R.N.
Dec. 9. At Queen Anne-st., Cavendish-sq., aged 69, Maj.-Gen. Sir Archibald Chalmer, R.A.
At Isleworth, aged 73, William Mount, esq., formerly of Leytonstone.
Dec. 10. At Gadlys, Aberdare, South Wales, aged 63, George Rowland Morgan, esq., J. P. for the county of Glamorgan.
Dec, Il. In London, aged 42, Wm. Frederick Lewis, esq., one of the Puisne Judges of the Supreme Court of Jamaica, second son of the late James Lewis, esq., Commissioner of Slave Compensation.
Dec. 12. The Lord Almaric Athelstan Spencer Churchill, son of his Grace the Duke of Marlborough, by the Hon. Charlotte Augusta Flower, second Duchess of Marlborough.
At Fulham, aged 77, John Waller, esq., late cashier in the office of Woods and Forests.
Dec. 13. At Springwood-house, near Huddersfield, aged 64, John Starkey, esq.
At Cumberland-st., Warwick-sq., aged 47, Capt. H. Murrey E. Allen, R.N.
TABLE OF MORTALITY IN THE DISTRICTS OF LONDON.
605 | 43 10 | 25 6 | 402 | 42 8 | 409
PRICE OF HAY AND STRAW AT SMITHFIELD.
NEW METROPOLITAN CATTLE-MARKET.
To sink the Offal—per stone of 8lbs. Beef
.3s. 6d. to 58. 2d. Head of Cattle at Market, Dec. 15. Mutton .As. 4d. to 58. 6d. Beasts.
6,748 Veal 4s. 41. to 56. 4d. Sheep
16,090 Pork .4s. 2d. to 5s. 2d. Calves ..
P. Y. C., 59s, 3d.
Combings, 12d. to 16d.
124 METEOROLOGICAL DIARY, BY H. GOULD, late W. CARY, 181, STRAND.
From Nov. 24 to Dec. 23, 1856, both inclusive. Fahrenheit's Therm.
50 50 49 47 47
26 2 25 3 27 4 37 5 30 648 7 54 8 | 54
54 38 44 48 49 37 37 36 35 38 36 37 57 56 57
16 30 85 do. do. rain 17 32 80 do. snow 18 30 72 rain, snow 19 40 81 fogly, rain 20 56 70 rain, cloudy 21
57 eldy. rain, fair 22 54 42 do. do, do. 23
57 51 53 53 54 47 45 40 38 38 42 48 48 48 48
54 29, 34 cldy. rain, fair 51 34 rain, cloudy 48 , 38 cloudy, rain 45 29 do. fair
48 do. do. 40 58 do. 36 30, 20 do. foggy, fair 36 58 do. 42 29, 90 |do. 45 30, 10||fogsy 42 33 cloudy, rain 45 30 do. fair 45 25 do. do.
16 do. do. 45 29, 76 do. do.
38 45 45
2dis.2pm. 5. 8 pm.
24 | 2164 25
2153 26 2164 27 2164 28 216 29 D.1 2151
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933 sh. 941 93
93 93 93 93% 93 93% 94 933 93%
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EDWARD AND ALFRED WHITMORE,
Stock and Share Brokers,
17, Change Alley, London. PRINTED BY MESSAS. JOHN HENRY AND JANES PARKER.
127 138 149 158 164 173 178 185 192
MINOR CORRESPONDENCE.-John Britton, Esq.-Tolling of the Great Bell of St. Paul's
College, 199; Genealogy of the Stuart and Douglas families, 200; Decimal Coinage,
Monument at Braithwell, 203; The Meade family
Joshua Reynolds and his Works, 208 ; Ivors, 210; Cheever's Lectures on Cowper,
Late Reflections-St. Anselm's Meditations—The Great Law of the Human Mind
Association, 218; Archæological Institute, 220 ; Yorkshire Philosophical Society........
Milford -- Sir Hugh Richard Hoare, Bart. - General Milman, 238; Rear-Admiral
Hugh Mi ler, 244; William Ruff, Esq.
Diary-Daily Price of Stocks
246 247 248
BY SYLVANUS URBAN, GENT.
JOHN BRITTON, Esq., F.S.A. “No one,” he says, “until very lately, has
questioned the propriety of placing public memoMR. URBAN, -It might have been ex. rials within the walls of churches; but we know pected that some memorial of a higher
that these sacred spots and honorary privileges character than a mere “tablet” would
have been most woefully misused, and eren dis
graced, on too many occasions. A respected friend have been proposed as a record of the late has (in a recent work) agitated this subject. He Mr. Britton's name and services. Salis- most justly reprobates all the vulgar and tastebury Cathedral has been selected, very pro
less slabs, sculpture, and inscriptions that have
too long defaced the architectural beauties of perly, to receive this memorial, but I would Christian temples."— Appeal for the Restoration suggest that, instead of a tablet, an altar- of Redclif' Church, 18-12, p. 20. sercen should be erected to supply what is
In Winchester Cathedral now so palpably wanting. The good example which has recently
“There are several slabs and monuments in
serted in and attached to the walls, and which been afforded at Ely, where a costly memo- are not only injurious to the effect of the whole, rial has been rendered subservient to this but some are destructive of the architecture. sacred purpose, would thus be followed,
" It is much to be regretted," Britton continues,
" that our venerable and noble cathedrals should and the proportions of the beautiful build- have been disgraced and distigured by petiy ing in question would be restored.
monumental tablets, often ruinous to the stabiIt is needless now to speak of the mis
lity of buildings."--History of Winchester Ca
thedral, p. 79. deeds which were perpetrated at Salisbury, at great cost, and doubtless with the best May we not hope that the proposition intentions, in the days of Bishop Barring- submitted to the Royal Institute of British ton. But no one can enter Salisbury Ca- Architects, on the 12th inst., to erect a thedral without being struck at once with tablet to Britton's memory, in Salisbury the absence of an altar-screen-the cus- Cathedral, will be at once withdrawn, and tomary and fitting termination of a choir a more satisfactory memorial substituted. —and without feeling a strong wish that
J, H. MARKLAND. it should be supplied.
The screen would, of course, be attached Bath, Jan. 1857. to the columns supporting the three beautiful eastern arches, and one act of ruthless
TOLLING OF THE GREAT BELL destruction would thus be repaired. The
OF ST. PAUL'S. name of Britton, and the occasion which gave rise to this memorial, might be re
Mr. URBAN,- In the programme, pubcorded on a brass-plate at the back of the
lished by the cathedral authorities, for the screen.
installation of the present Bishop of LonIf this proposal should not meet the views
don (Dr. Tait), it is announced that during of those who seek to do honour to his the progress of the procession from the memory, another appropriate memorial chapter-house to the cathedral, “the great
bell will be tolled.” Now I, as one of the might be selected. One of the windows in the Chapter-house might be filled with public, have been led to believe (probably painted glass, and be treated as
a popular error) that the "great bell” is rial window ;” thus added beauty would
tolled only upon the death of a member of be imparted to that exquisite structure,
the royal family, the bishop of the diocese, and the plan of those who are engaged in
or the lord mayor during his mayoralty. its restoration would be further carried
That it should be tolled for a bishop still out.
in esse, though officially defunct, is neverWith respect to a tablet, I must add a theless an anomaly which perhaps you can few words, not only from my own long. reconcile. cherished dislike to that most unmeaning,
Was it typical of this abnegation, abro. idle form of sepulchral memorial, but that gation, or divesture of the official existBritton's friends and admirers ay be fully
ence of the late diocesan, indicating that aware of the strong opinions which he “Othello's occupation's done ?" himself entertained on this subject:
Yours, &c., Civis.
THE HOUSE OF LORDS IN 1857. The younger members of the House of Peers must regard with peculiar satisfaction the consideration which this exalted branch of the legislature at present enjoys in popular estimation, and the influence which it exercises upon public opinion. The veteran statesmen and great debaters of the upper chamber were always sure of an audience as often as they chose to address the House and the country. When Lord Lyndhurst reviewed a Whig session, or the Great Duke solemnly advised their lordships to agree to the repeal of the Corn-laws, every tone and syllable vibrated through the land. But these great occasions were comparatively rare, and their lordships seemed tacitly to recognise the inferior and secondary rôle in public affairs which they were condemned to fill.
About the time, however, when the present century, if it had been a German Benedict, would have been keeping its golden wedding, a few young peers began to be dissatisfied with the position which their order occupied in the political world. They found their college contemporaries in the other House occupying a large share of public attention. Their speeches were in all the newspapers ; they were attacked or praised in leading articles; they were regarded by this or that party as men of promise; and were, in short, bringing their talents to bear upon the political instruction of their countrymen. Our young noblemen likewise felt the stirrings of a noble ambition. They, too, longed for a share of fame and influence, and were half-disposed to regret that the accident of birth had removed them from a chamber in which almost all political power and influence seemed to be centred. They took counsel together: they visited the reporters' gallery. Having satisfied themselves that, in the first place, they could not be heard, they sought for suggestions from the representatives of the press, and took Sir Charles Barry into the conclave. The gallery was brought nearer to the speakers. Still the result was unsatisfactory, and still the young peers persevered. What they did and whom they consulted are matters which probably belong to the secret history of the period. At length they received a hint from an influential quarter, that if they tried the experiment of making good speeches, they would most likely receive the same attention that was given to similar speeches in the Lower House. The advice was judicious, and the prophecy sound. The picture was better painted when the limner took more pains. The arts of oratory suited to a hall of oratory began to be cultivated. Voices rose, or attempted to rise, to the true oratorical pitch, and the complaints against Sir C. Barry began to subside. Slip-shod