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THE

NEW MONTHLY

MAGAZINE

AND

LITERARY JOURNAL,

183 2.

PART III.

HISTORICAL REGISTER. ·

LONDON:

PUBLISHED FOR HENRY COLBURN

BY RICHARD BENTLEY, NEW BURLINGTON STREET.

LONDON:
Printed by WILLIAM CLOWES,

Stamford-street.

CONTENTS

THE THIRTY-SIXTH VOLUME.

THE

NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE.

JANUARY 1, 1832.

HISTORICAL REGISTER.

POLITICAL EVENTS.

Great Britain 1

The Colonies H

Foreign States ...... 0

CRITICAL NOTICES.

Ste wart'8 Visit to the South Seas—Roby's Traditions of Lancashire—Letters on the State of" Ireland—Conaiderations on a National Banking and Annuity System— The Chameleon—Elliott's Letters from the North of Europe—Sermon Od the I iikMown Tongues, by R. M. Beverly, Esq.—Essay on the Elective Right and the Rejected Bill—Geographical Annual —Gate to the Hebrew, Arabic, and Syriac unlocked—Introductory Lecture to the Study of the Civil Law—Catechism of Health—Bussola per lo Studio l'ratico ctelia Lingua Italian?—Hood's Comic Annual—Chauut of the Cholera: Songs for Ireland—Selections from Southry's Poems—Divines of the Church of England —The Social System: On the Principle of Exchange—The Seventeenth Century a Beacon lor the Nineteenth—Edinburgh

Cabinet Library: Early English Navigation—Treatise on Geometry—The Cabal, a Tale of the reign of William IV.—The Usurer'sDaujthter—Newton Forester—Cavendish, or the Patrician at Sea—Fisher's

Drawing-room Scrap-book ... 11

THE DRAMA 23

FINE ARTS ...... 25

PROCEEDINGS OF SOCIETIES . . 28

VARIETIES 33

FOREIGN VARIETIES .... 35

Rt'RAL ECONOMY .... 37

USEFUL ARTS 38

NEW PATENTS 3)

NEW PUBLICATIONS .... 40
LITERARY REPORT .... 41
BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIRS OF PER-
SONS LATELY DECEASED . . 42
INCIDENTS, ECCLESIASTICAL and
CIVIL APPOINTMENTS, MARRIA-
GES, and DEATHS .... 42
PROVINCIAL OCCURRENCES . . 45
COMMERCIAL REPORT ... 45
METEOROLOGICAL REPORT . . 47
BANKRUPTS 48

POLITICAL EVENTS.

GREAT BRITAIN.

I10U5E OF I.filin:-,

Dec. 6. This day having been appointed for the reasserablingof Parliament, the House met soon after one, and at two the arrival of the Sovereign was announced by double salutes and flourishes of trumpets. His Majesty entered the House, surrounded by the Cabinet Ministers, and took his seat upon the Throne, when the Commons were summoned, and on their arrival the Lord Chancellor, kneeling, handed to his Majesty the written copy of the Speech. His Majesty read, as follows:

"My Lords, And Gkntlemek, ** I have called yon together that you may resame, without farther delay, the important duties to which the circumstances of the times require your immediate attention; and I sincerely regret the inconvenience which 1 am well aware you moat experience from so early a renewal of your labours, after the short inlcrvalallowed yon for repose from the fatigues of the last Session.

"1 feel it lo be my duly, in the first place, to recommend to your most careful consideration

Jan.Vol. xxxvi. No. cxxxiu.

the measures which will be proposed to you for a Keforin in the Commons House of Parliament. A speedy and satisfactory settlement of this question becomes daily of more pressing importance to the security of the State, and to the contentment and welfare of ray People.

"I deeply lament the distress which still pre. vails in many parts of my dominions, and for which the preservation of peace, both at home and abroad, will, under the blessing of Divine Providence, afford the best and most effectual remedy; I feci assured of your disposition to adopt any practicable measures, which you will always find me ready and anxious to assist, both for removing the causes and mitigating the effects of the want of employment, which the embarrassments of commerce and the consequent interruption of the pursuits of industry have occasioned.

"It is with great concern that I have observed the existence of a disease at Sunderland, similar in its appearance and character to that which has existed In many parts of Europe. Whether it is indigenous, or has been imported from abroad, is a question involved in much uncertainty, but Us progress has neither been S-j extensive nor ao

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