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PUBLISHED FOR HENRY COLBURN
BY RICHARD BENTLEY, NEW BURLINGTON STREET.

LONDONi

Printed by William Clowes,

Stamford-street.

CONTENTS

THE THIRTY-SIXTH VOLUME.

THE

NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE.

JANUARY 1, 1832.

HISTORICAL REGISTER.

POLITICAL EVENTS.

Great Britain I

The Colonies 8

Foreign States 0

CRITICAL NOTICES.

Ste wart's Visit to the Sooth Seas—Roby's Traditions of Lancashire—Letters on the State or Ireland—Considerations oo a National Banking and Annuity System— The Chameleon—Elliott's Letters from the North of Europe—Sermon on the I'nknown Tongues, by R. M. Beverly, Esq.—Essay on the Elective Right and the Rejected BUI—Geographical Annual —Gate to the Hebrew, Arabic, and Syrlac unlocked — Introductory Lecture to the Study of tbe Civil Law—Catechism of Health — Bassola per lo Studio Pratico dtfUa Li up) a Itattam—Hood's Comic Annual—Cliauut of the Cholera: Song* for Ireland—Selections from Soatbry's Poems—Divines of the Church of England —The Social System: On the Principle of Exchange—The Seventeenth Century a Beacon tor the Nineteenth—Edinburgh

Pa«a

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

Drawing room Scrap-book ... 11

THE DRAMA 23

FINE ARTS . . 25

PROCEEDINGS OF SOCIETIES . . M

VARIETIES 33

FOREIGN VARIETIES .... 35

RURAL ECONOMY . . . 37

USEFUL ARTS 38

NEW PATENTS 31

NEW PUBLICATIONS .... 40

LITERARY REPORT .... 41 BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIRS OF PER

SONS LATELY DECEASED . . 42 INCIDENTS, ECCLESIASTICAL and CIVIL APPOINTMENTS, MARRIAGES, and DEATHS .... 42 PROVINCIAL OCCURRENCES . . 45 COMMERCIAL REPORT ... 45 METEOROLOGICAL REPORT . 47 BANKRUPTS 48

POLITICAL EVENTS.

GREAT BRITAIN.

HOUSE OF LOKDS.

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 Gkntlemkk, "I have called you together that you may resame, wiihoot farther delay, the important duties to which the circumstances of the times require your immediate attention; and 1 Binccrely regret tbe incooTenience which I am well aware you moat experience from Bo early a renewal of your labours, after tbe abort Interval allowed you for repose from the fatigues of tbe last Session.

"1 feel it to be my duty, in the first place, lo rerommeud to your most careful consideration Jan,Vol. xxxvi. No. Cxxxiii.

the measures which will be proposed to you for a Reform in the Commons House of Parliament. A speedy and satisfactory settlement of this question becomes dally of more pressing importance to the security of tbe State, and to the contentment and welfare of my 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 feel 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 its progress has neither been so extensive nor so

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