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APRIL, MAY, JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, AND
SIMPKIN MARSHALL, LONDON; AND JOHN CUMMING, DUBLIN.
With much satisfaction we observe a number of additions to the Newspaper Press, all on the side of the people. We have The Glasgow Argus, The Leeds Times, and The Devonport Independent, advocating Radical Reform in the best sense of the term, that is thorough reform, without regard to party; and all of them conducted with ability, if we may judge from the single numbers of the Leeds and Devonport papers we have seen. With the talent employed on The Glasgow Argus, we are well acquainted. The editor is William Weir, Advocate, a gentleman to whom we have been indebted for many excellent papers. We have looked with no careless eye for manifestations of talent among the young writers of our day, and have found few, indeed, in Scotland, who come near Mr. Weir as a writer, on either political or literary subjects. Had he remained at the bar, Mr. Weir was entitled to aspire to the very highest distinction in his profession. He is one of the few young men of genius which Scotland can boast of. But he is also a man of extensive knowledge and industrious habits. We venture to prognosticate that his career will not be an obscure one.
So much servility to party yet prevails, that we observe the independent vote of our worthy and highly esteemed Representative, Mr. Abercrombie, on the Courtmartial clause, with no small pleasure. Mr. Abercrombie did not, as was generally supposed, vote against Mr. Hume, on the question of Naval and Military Sinecures. He did not vote at all.
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Several approved articles, in both prose and verse, have been necessarily postponed till our next number.
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If the Magazine is sometimes later of reaching the Scottish towns than Mr. Blackwood's, the lateness is owing to our giving a Monthly Register, and to the wish that our remarks should have reference to the latest events of the month.
An Index to Vol. II. of this Magazine, comprising Nos. VII. to XII. will accompany next Number.
The Postscript on the Irish Coercion Bill, which was written for last Number, after the part of our cireulation which goes to London was despatched, is given with the London copies of this Number.