Literary Intelligence.

[Feb. was Grand Podesta, or Governor of Par. 1816, 1817, and 1818; containing an Ac. ma, where is now the wife of Napoleon count of the principal places in the South as Grand Duchess! An important letter of France, and most interesting parts of from the Duc de Cadore explaining the Italy, by James Wilson. intentions of the Emperor relating to A visit to the Province of Upper CaHolland, the various united propositions nada, in 1819. By James STRACHAN, Bookof France and Russia to accommodate with seller, Aberdeen. The Work will contain England, and a variety of anecdotes of the every kind of information desirable for an author, of Napoleon, and of his family. Emigrant. Although this work may contain many The First Part of a History of England events already known to the public in a during the Reign of George the Third, by general way, yet coming from the hand of Mr. Robert Scott. one who was on a Throne, and who had Royal Military Calendar Army Service an immediate share in all that occurred, Book, and Military History of the last joined to his universally acknowledged Century, by Sir John PHILIPPAR'T. probity and good faith, form together The Emigrant's Return, a Ballad, and an unanswerable motive for giving it the other Poems. By J. M. BARTLETT. preference over any other modern pub An Historical Poem, with copious Notes, lication, and it is assuredly next in point occasioned by the Cardinal Fontana's Letof interest to a work from the pen of Na. ter, and Dr. Oliver Kelly's address to his poleon himself. It is already enquired Roman Catholic Clergy and Laity of the after with eagerness upon the Contiueot Archdiocese of Tuam. in Holland it will be particularly inte Picturesque Tour from Geneva and over resting, as it contains an accurate state. Mount Simplon to Milan, in one Volume, ment of the political and financial situ- imperial 8vo. This Work, which caouot ation of that Country during a most im fail to claim the particular attention of the portant gra; and as it is written with the Continental Traveller, will contain 36 coutmost candour, and is totally exempt loured engravings of the most interesting from any expressions which might offend scenery in that romantic tract, and espethe most partial Bourbonist, it will find a cially ihe most striking points of view in wide circulation in France, where, the au. the new road over the Simplon. The enthor being known to be somewhat opposed gravings will be accompanied with copious to the maxims of his brotber's government, Historical and Descriptive particulars reit will be likewise read with equal avidity specting every remarkable object along by the most decided Ultras,

tbe route. Memoirs of Napoleon, by Himself, cou. taiping his History of the eventful Year ROYAL ACADEMY OF INSCRIPTIONS AND 1815, particularly of many details of the

Belles LETTRES, PARIS. Battle of Waterloo hitherto unknown. This academy bas proposed the fol

History of the Anglo-Saxons, by Swa- lowing question as the subject for the RON TURNER. A new edition.

prize to be awarded in 1821: British Genius Exemplified in the Lives " To compare the monuments which of Men, wlio by their Industry, or Scien- remain of the autient empire of Persia lific Inventions and Discoveries, &c. have and Chaldea, either edifices, basso-reraised themselves to opulence and disting- lievos, stalues, or inscriptions, amulets, tion, by Cecil HAULEY, A. M.

engraved stones, coins, cylinders, &c., Life of Whitfield, by Mr. Philip. The with the religious doctrines aod allegories materials of this Memoir have been col. contained in the Zend Avesla, and with lected from various British and American the indications and data which have been sources.

preserved to us by Hebrew, Greek, latin, Memoirs of Dr. Walton, Bp. of Ches Oriental writers, on the opinions and custer, and editor of the London Biblia Po. toms of the Persians and Chaldeans, and lyglotta, with important notices of his co. to illustrate and explain them, as much adjutors in that illustrious work; by the as possible, by each other.” Rev. H. J. Topp.

The prize is a gold medal of 1,500 The Iliad of Homer, translated into francs value. The essays are to be writEnglish Prose : with explanatory Notes. ten in Latin or French, and sent before By a GRADUATE of the UNIVERSITY of the 1st of April, 1821. The prize will be OXFORD.

adjudged in July following. Cicero's works complete, in eleven vo. lumes, by Dr. CAREY, Editor of the “ Re. Tup Roxa! ACADEMY OF Sciences. gent's Pocket Classics,” of which these Vo. At its sitting of the 8th of November, lumes are a continuation.

appointed Sir Humphrey Davy to be foThe Second and Final Volume of Mr. reign associate, in the room of the late Morell's Studies in History.

Mr. Watt. The ordinance confirming this A Journal of two successive Tours upon appointment. was issued on the 17th of the Continent, performed in the Years December.

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HOUSE OF LORDS, Feb. 17. his sacred person, and to assure him that The Earl of Liverpool presented the fol the experience of the past, as well as our lowing Message from his Majesty :

confidence in his character and virtues, “ GEORGE R.- The King is persuaded can leave us no doubt that his efforts will that the House of Lords deeply partici be invariably directed to promote the wel. pates in the grief and affliction of his Ma fare of the Country and the happiness of jesty, for the loss which his Majesty and

his Subjects.” the Nation have suslained by the lament The Marquis of Buckingham and Lord ed death of the King his father. This Darnley concurred in all ihe sentiments melancholy event imposing upon bis Ma proposed to be addressed to his present jesty the necessity of summoning, within

Majesty. a limited period, a new Parliament, the King has taken into consideration the pre In the Commons, the same day, Lord sent state of public business, and is of Castlereagh brought down a Msssage from opinion that it will be, in all respects, his Majesty to the same effect with that most conducive to the public interest and presented this day in the Upper House. convenience, to call the new Parliament On the motion of the Noble Lord, it was without delay. The King, therefore, re ordered to be iaken into consideration tocomiends to the House of Lords to con morrow; his Lordship thioking it right cur in such measures as may be found that a day, at least, should be afforded indispensably necessary to provide for the for considering one part of it; but he was exigencies of the public service during the convinced the House would feel the prointerval which 'must elapse between the priety of offering an immediate Address termination of the present Session and the of Condolence on the Death of the late opening a new Parliament. G. R." Sovereign, and of Congratulation on the

After the Message was read by the Lord Accession of the present. His Lordship Chancellor, and next by the Clerk, Lord accordingly proceeded to panegyrize the Liverpool said he should propose an Ad character and conduct of his late Majesty, dress tomorrow on that poiot which re who had, by his mild and amiable quali. commended the conce

rence of the House

ties, secured the esteem of the Nation, and on the measures indispensably necessary during whose unusually long reigo this for the public service. With respect to country had grown up to rank, power, and the first part, there could be no difference commercial splendour, unequalled among of opioion among their Lordships, and he the Nations of the earth. He then eugo. should therefore move an Address of Con. lized his present Majesty, from whose de. doleuce to his Majesty forthwith. His claration, that he would make the example Lordship then made a few observations, of his Royal father the basis of his conwhich were in substance comprized in the duct, the country had to hope for a prosmotion, with which he concluded, viz. perous reign. He trusted that this expec.

“ 'That an humble Address be presented tation would be fully verified, and that his to his Majesty, to express our deep and Majesty, though he might not have to unfeigned sorrow at the death of the late achieve any additional glories in war, King, whose virtues had so justly endear. would add the only remaining laurel to ed him to all classes of his subjects. To his brow, by looking in peace, 10 policy, assure his Majesty, that the many bless justice, and moderation in the administra. ings which we have enjoyed under his tion of his Government. His Lordship Royal Father's mild and paternal Govern. concluded wiih moviog an Address to the ment can never be effaced from our minds; same effect as that proposed in the House and that we most gratefully acknowledge of Lords. the signal advantages which the Couotry Mr. Tierney cordially concarred in the has derived during this loog and eventful Address, with the exception of what alperiod, from the augmentation of all the Juded to the experience of the past," great sources of our National prosperity, which, he thought, might better have been and from the splendid and unparalleled let alone. He wished to bury all the past achievements of his Majesties Fleets and in oblivion. He would turn his back upon Armies. That whilst we cóndole with bis it, and only look forward to a new reign. Majesty ou the loss which the Nation, in That, he trusted, would be such as to recommon with bis Majesty, has sustained, flect credit on the Sovereign, and be of we beg leave to offer to him our most sin- advantage to his people. The Address cere congratulations upon his 'Accession was then put, aud carried unanimously ; to the Throne. To testify to his Majesty and it was, on the motion of Lord Castle our loyal and affectionate attachment to reagh, ordered, that in consideration of


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166 Proceedings in the present Session of Parliament. (Feb. his Majesty's illness, the Address be pre- priety of its own dissolution was entirely sented by such Members of the House as unprecedented ; so was that of postponing were of his Majesty's Most Honourable until the meeting of a new Parliament the Privy Council.

settlement of the Civil List, and the other Lord Castlereagh then moved an Address questions connected with the commenceof Condolence to his Majesty on the Death ment of a new reign. Were their mea. of the Duke of Kent, which was unani. sures in contemplation now of a different mously agreed to, and ordered to be pre nature from those which took place in the sented in the same manner as the former. accession of Queen Anne, Geo. I. Geo. II. A Resolution of Condolence to the Duch and Geo. III. ? Was it also intended by ess of Kent was also agreed to.

a side wind to procure the sanction of Par.

Jiament to the permanent increase of the House of Lords, Feb. 18.

army in time of peace, by procuring its

consent to the Mutiny Bill, which it would The Marquis of Cholmondeley laid on

be absolutely necessary to pass under ex. the table his Majesty's answer to the Ad- isting circumstances ? dress of yesterday. It concluded with

Lords Harrowby, Bathurst, and the Lord stating that his Majesty was impressed

Chancellor, supported the motion, which with the deep sense of the duty of follow-

was opposed by Lords Grosvenor, Lauder. ing the great example which had been set

dale, Carnarvon, and King.-The motion him, and assured them of his endeavours for the Address was then carried without a to promote the happiness and prosperity division. of the Nation.”

On the motion of Lord Liverpool, an Address of Condolence to his Majesty on . In the Commons, the same day, Lord the Death of the Duke of Kent, and a Castiereagh, on the same grounds as those message of Condolence to the Duchess of advanced by Lord Liverpool in the Upper Kent, were agreed to. The Noble Lord House, moved an Address of Thanks to bigbly panegyrized the conduct of the bis Majesty for his communication reDuchess.

specting the intended dissolution of ParIn these praises Lord Rolle sincerely liament. The motion was supported by concurred. So close, he said, was her at Mr. Van sittart and Mr. Cunning, and optendance on the Duke in his last illoess, posed by Mr. Tierney, Mr. Brougham, and that for five days she never had put off Mr. M Donald. her clothes : but she had her reward in In the course of the discussion, Mr. Vanthe look which her Royal Consort gave her sittart stated, that the hereditary revenue before he expired, and which proved his was no longer applicable to the Civil List, feeling of her conduct, and the consola- having been appropriated to the purposes tion it had afforded him.

of the Consolidated Fund ; its amount The Earl of Liverpool then rose to move might he between 5 and 600,0001. a year. an Address to his Majesty io answer to He intended to propose a vote, enabling that part of his Message which related the Crown to make payments out of the to the dissolution of Parliament. His Civil List during the quarter commencing Lordship expatiated on the inconvenience April 5, and ending on July 5. That of which would result to the public business 1812 would be strictly adhered to ; and, from entering on the discussion of the Ci- instead of any additional burden being vil List, and other matters incident to the laid on the people for the purpose of decommencement of a new reign, under cir- fraying the expenditure of the Civil List, cumstances which, from a prospect of a he hoped that some considerable saving certain dissolution in the course of a few would be made. The money measures months, would preclude that attendance would be confined to 500,0001, for the and due deliberation which it was desirable army, and provision for one quarter of to obtain. He concluded by moving, that the Civil List beyond the 5th of April. an Address be presented to the King, In answer to a question from Mr. Hume, thanking his Majesty for baving taken as to a provision for the Queen, her ininto his Koyal consideration the present come as Princess of Wales being now exstate of public business, and concurring in tiuct, Lord Castlereagh said that a comthe opinion that it would be most condu munication would probably soon be made cive to the public interest to call a new on that subject. Parliament without further delay; also Lord John Russell, after some discusassuring his Majesty of the readiness of sion, obtained leave to bring in a Bill for their Lordships to concur in such mea. suspending the writs for Barnstaple, Gramsures as may be necessary to provide for pound, Peuryn, and Camelford, till the the exigencies of the public service until new Parliament met. the opening of the new Parliament.

Lord Jocelyn appeared at the bar, and The Marquis of Lansdown said, the mea. read his Majesty's most gracious answer sure of submitting to Parliament the pro to the Address of the House.



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NETHERLANDS. In the Chamber of Deputies on the 26th

Several parts of Holland have been sub. ult. the Minister of Finance presented the ject to the most dreadful inundations; for Project of Supply, or Estimates of Expen

a statement of which see our “ Domestic diture for the year 1820, after delivering

News ;" where an account is given of the an introductory speech, in which be mi- subscriptions entered into for the relief of nutely detailed the various items. It ap- the distressed sufferers. pears, that the estimate of the total ex

SPAIN. penditure for the current year amounts

News from Madrid, dated the 8th of Jan. to 511,371,550 francs ; which, added to state, that “the agents of the rebels of 228,341,200 f. for the interest, charges, America had sown the seeds of insubordi&c. of the Public Debt and Sinking Fund, nation in the army of the intended expegives a total of 739,712,750 f. (some dition stationed in the villages about Cadiz, what more than 30,800,0001.) There is Granada, and Seville. It spread from the an increase of expenditure this year of out-posts to the head-quarters, where they 3,900,000 f. compared with 1819; but to seized the person of the Commander in counterbalance this, it is stated by the Chief, who had no troops with hiin but his Minister that sums to the amount of guard of honour. On the 3d, the mutineers 11,000,000 f. are included in this year's endeavoured to take possession of the inaestimates, which formed no part of the gazines, but were alarmed by the appeare' expenditure of last year. The project ance of the militia of Cadiz in arms; they was ordered to be printed and distributed. accordingly dispersed, and their leaders

escaped across the mountains. The troops ASSASSINATION OF THE Duke de Berry.

of the expedition, under the orders of Don Feb. 14. At eleven o'clock at night, his Manuel Freyre, had, on the 5th, begun Royal Highness the Duke de Berry was

their march to restore and inaiotain tranassassinated on leaving the Opera, by quillity.” Louvel, a saddler's servant (garcon sellier),


that Madrid is in an agiformerly a soldier in the old Imperial tated state; the troops parading the streets Guard, who appears to have been im with drawn swords to keep the people pelled to this dreadful act by the most

within doors. Ferdinand is stated to have atrocious political fanaticism.

He was

demanded 25,000 men from the King of immediately arrested; not having, indeed, France, to put down the rebellion, made any effort to escape. He declared Bayonne, Jan. 18.-In the night of the that he had meditated the crime for four 1st of January, six battalions of the expeyears. The Prince was immediately car ditionary army, encamped oear Cadiz and ried into one of the saloons of the Opera Seville, broke out into open insurrection. house, where all the assistance the me Their force amounts to 5 or 6000 men. dical art could supply was administered Their chiefs, cominanders of the said bat. to him, but without effect, the weapon talions, Quiroga and Riego, and Lieutehaving penetrated 100 deep not to inflict nant colonel Miranda, an intrepid man a mortal wound, and he expired at 6 and extremely able military officer, took o'clock in the morning; all the Princes the lead. They seized on the person of of the Royal Family, and even the King Count Calderon, Commander-in-chief, and himself, being present with the Duke in General Sancha Salvador, Chief of the his last moments. Political fanaticisin Staff, whom they imprisoned in the Castle armed the hand of this wretched assassin, of Arcos. They have also arrested Geneas formerly religious fanaticism armed ral Cisneros, Governor of La Isla de Leon. that of Ravaillac. The last words wbich They seized on the military chest, arms, the Prince uttered were in favour of his &c. The garrison' of Cadiz made a sortie assassin. He entreated his uncle 10 spare in order 10 oppose the progress of the inthe life of this wretched man. It is inci. surgenis. The latter were beaten and dentally mentioned in some of the letters, forced to evacuate La Isla.

Gen. Freyre that the widowed Duchess is enceinte, was at the head of the Royalist troops, which may give the Royalists the pros The cavalry and artillery, it is said, have pect of a Prince in the lineal descent, as taken no part in the insurrection. heir to the Crown. Some have imagined, The Cadiz Papers of the 28th ult. conthat the assassin perpetrated the crime in lain the following Proclamation, dated the presence of the Duchess, with the view

Jan, 25 : that the shock might deprive the nation “ The Governor is penetrated with graeven of this feeble hope,

titude for the faithful and heroic conduct (A Memoir of bis Royal Highness will of the worthy inhabitants of this city, in be given in our next Number. ]

the deplorable event of last evening. A


Abstract of Foreign Occurrences.

[Feb. handful of factious persons were led on by contest with the Sultan of Palembang ; Colonel Nicholas Santiago Rotalde, who while discontent and insurrection threaten was officer of the day at the Marine Gate, them at Sappoora, at Macassar, in the and who, wanting to the confidence of the Isle of Ceram, at Banca, and in the imGovernment, wished to disturb the tran mediate neighbourhood of Batavia itself. quillity of this noble and illustrious city. The natives appear tired of the Duich You are aware that the plot was foiled, Government. The new settlement at Sin: and I fatter mysell, that similar seeds of capoor, founded by Sir Thomas Raffles, is discord will not again be re-produced, but rapidly advancing in strength and popuyou ought also to know that similar crimes lation. cannot remain unpunished, and that in

AMERICA. making use of my authority, I am bound It appears by the American papers, to take the most energetic measures, in that most of the States are earnestly laorder that all good men may enjoy repose bouring to banish slavery from the Union in their houses and families. Wherefore the

altogether. Congress is occupied with said Rotalde having fed in order to avoid the adınission of young States as indethe punishment he deserved, I command

pendent inembers of the Union. the inhabitants of this city, if they disco The American Government is employver him, to deliver up to me the person of ing an expedition to explore the Copper this rebel, or to point out to me the place Mine River: this is described as part of where he may be. At the same time I a system of measures, for the security of recommend you to prevent all assemblies the North-Western frontier of the United being held within or without the city, and States, and for the protection of their fur if they take place, I command that they trade. be dispersed by the armed force. Inha Io Congress, on the 17th December, a bitants of Cadiz, I thank you for your resolution was submitted for preparing a conduct, and I hope that, henceforwards, bill to indemnify those citizens of the you will in the same manner correspond United States who lost their property in to my esteem and affection for you.

consequence of the general conflagration “ ANTONIO RODRIGUEZ VALDES."

by the enemy on the Niagara frontier, DENMARK

during the lale war. The Annual Trea. The shutting of the English ports sury Report was presented by the Ame. against foreign corn begins to be sensibly rican Government to Congress on the 10th. felt in the Baltic. A Copenhagen article,

This document contains a full exposition Jan. 1, inserted in the foreign journals,

of the amount of the revenue for five years says, “ The prohibition to import corn past; viz. from 1815 inclusive. It exa into England, and the high duty imposed

hibiis likewise a concise account of the on it in Sweden, having contributed still public debt in its separate branches. The more to depress the prices of grain, to the whole revenue for 1815 was 49,555,642 great prejudice of the farmer, it has been dollars; in 1816, the second year of peace proposed to lay a duty on the importation with England, 36,657,904 dollars; in 1817, of foreign corn into Denmark, which is to 24,365,227 dollars; ju 1818, 26,095,200 prohibit it for some time."

dollars; and in 1819 (calculated at) PRUSSIA.

25,827,824 dollars. The customs in 1815, An ordinance has been issued by the

when the ports of Argerica were first King of Prussia, for strictly prohibiting opened to the introduction of British merthe introduction into his dominions of any

chandize (after the war), amounted to

upwards of 36,000,000 of dollars; 1819, newspaper in the German language, published either in England or France; and

about 20,000,000 of dollars. The public of all papers published in the Netherlands,

expenditure for the last year is stated at

25.492,387 dollars, leaving a small baexcept with licence of the Prussian Ambassador at Brussels,

lance in the Treasury. The total of the

public debt unredeemed on the 1st Jan, RUSSIA.

is estimated at 88,885,203 dollars. The The Emperor Alexander has signalized

revenue for 1820 is estimated at 22 milhis birth day by releasing his subjects en

lions dollars, being about 4 millions less tirely from the burden of war-laxes. than 1819; of this sum the customs are ASIA.

taken at 19 millions, which is less by one Accounts from Batavia, in the Dutch million than their produce last year-a papers, confirm representations received proof that the Government is not sanguine by previous letters frotn thence, and ex in its speculations as to a speedy increase hibit a very unfavourable picture of the in the prosperity of foreigu commerce. state of the Dutch colonies in the Indian The expenditure for 1820 is estimated at Archipelago. The Dutch tenure of those 27,000,000, being 6,000,000 more than insular possessions even seems in a high the revenue; and the reporter adds, that, degree precarious. The authorities of the “ it is probable, that the estimate for King of the Netherlands are carrying on a succeeding years will exceed, rather than


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