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OCCULTATIONS OF PLANETS AND FIXED STARS BY THE MOON,
VISIBLE AT GREENWICH.
† A near approach.
# Star below the horizon.
A TABLE OF THE DURATION OF MOONLIGHT AFTER SUNSET AND
BEFORE SUNRISE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.
The figures under the name of each month denote the number of hours nearly between sunset and sunrise. The number of points denote the hours of darkness; and their position ....**** indicates the one ..... before, the other **... after midnight.
ECLIPSES IN 1852. January 7. MOON. A total eclipse, Greatest eclipse at 4h. 59.3m. in longi
visible at Greenwich. Begins at 4h tude 57° 18' W., and latitude 65° 44' S. 20-9m. A.M. mean time at Greenwich; Magnitude (Sun's diameter 1) 0.783. middle at 6h. 10m.; ends at 7h. 59·1m. July 1. MOON totally eclipsed, invisible Magnitude of the eclipse (Moon's dia- at Greenwich. Begins at lh. 37.2m.
meter - 1) 1.667 on the northern limb. P.M. mean time at Greenwich; ends at January 21. SUN partially eclipsed, in- 5h. 144m. Magnitude of the eclipse
visible at Greenwich. Begins on the (Moon's diameter = 1) 1.530 on the earth generally at 5h. 326m. A.M. mean northern limb. time at Greenwich, in longitude 24° 10' December 11. SUN totally eclipsed, in. W., and latitude 56° 55' S.; ends on the visible at Greenwich. Begins on the earth generally at 8h. 51.9m. in longitude earth generally at lh. 26.2m. A.M. mean 161° 38' E.; and latitude 45° 35' S. time at Greenwich, in longitude 87° 25' Greatest eclipse at 7h. 12.2m., in longi. E., and latitude 390 47' N.; ends on the tude 1240 24' W., and latitude 680 59' earth generally, at 5h. 54.6m. in longiS. Magnitude (Sun's diameter 1) tude 1700 8' E., and latitude 21° 36' N. 0.455.
Central eclipse at 3h. 24:3m. in longiJune 17. SUN partially eclipsed, invisible tude 127° 18' E., and latitude 37° 28' N.
at Greenwich. Begins on the earth ge. December 26. MOON. A partial eclipse nerally at 2h. 56-2m. P.M, mean time at invisible at Greenwich. Begins at 11h. Greenwich, in longitude 1060 15' W., 33.3m. A.M. mean time at Greenwich; and latitude 470 9' S.; ends on the middle at lh. 2.6m. P.M.; ends at 2h. earth generally, at 7h. 2·1m. in longi- 31.9m. Magnitude (Moon's diameter tude 330 3' W., and longitude 35° 8' S. = 1) 0.677 on the southern limb.
THE FOUR QUARTERS OF THE YEAR.
June 21 7 29 morning.
Sept. 22 941 afternoon.
Dec. 21 3 13 afternoon.
TERMS AND RETURNS.
EASTER TERM begins 15th April-Ends 8th May.
TRINITY TERM begins 22nd May-Ends 12th June.
Mich. ....Oct. 10-... Nov. 12 m., Dec. 16 Begins. Ends. The Commencement will be July 6. Lent Term ........Jan. 14...... Apr. 3
TERMS IN ENGLAND
Usually taken in Leases.
Candlemas ...Feb. 2 Lammas .. Aug. 1 CAMBRIDGE TERMS.
Whitsunday* May15 | Martinmas.. Nov. 11 Begins. Divides. Ends.
* This term in Scotch leases does not depend Lent....Jan. 13.... Feb. 22 n .... Apr. 2
upon the moveable Feast of Whitsuntide, but is Easter.. Apr. 21.... May 30 m....July 9 permanent.
:} Jan. 5, July 5 Transfer; but no Transfer can be made
TRANSFER DAYS. The Transfer Days are now Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Divi. dends are due at the following dates after an interval of three days, or if a Sunday intervenes of four days. AT THE BANK.
shut, by paying at the Bank, India House, Bank Stock
Apr. 5, Oct. 10 and South Sea House, 2s. 6d. extra for each 3 per Cent. Cons. 3 per Cent. 1726..
. 3 per Cent. Reduc.
.... Apr. 5. Oct. 10 Transfer at the Bank must be made by New 3 per Cent. Annuit. Apr. 5. Oct. 10 half past 2 o'clock; at India House by 3; New 5 per cent. Annuit. Jan. 5. July 5 at South Sea House by half- 2. Annuities for Terms of Years, ending 10th Oct.
Expense of Transfer in 1859, pursuant to 10th
Bk. Stock, 251. & under, 5s. ; above that sum, 12s. Geo. IV.
Apr. 5, Oct. 10
India Stock, 1l. 108.; non-transfer days, 28. 6d. Annuities for Terms of
extra. Years, ending 5th Jan.
Powers of Attorney for the Sale or 1860, pursuant to 10th
Transfer of Stock must be deposited at Geo. IV.
the Bank, &c. for examination, one day Long Ann. ending 1860 .. Apr. 5, Oct. 10 before they can be acted upon; if for re
ceiving Dividends, it is sufficient to preAT THE SOUTH SEA HOUSE. sent them at the time the first Dividend
The expense of a Power of Attorney is Old 3 per Cent. Ann. .... Apr. 5, Oct. 10 11. Is. 6d. for each Stock separately, but 3 per Cent. 1751
Jan 5, July 5 for Bank, India, and South Sea Stock,
11. lls. 6d.; and when required to be AT THE EAST INDIA HOUSE. made out on the same day, half-past Stock
Jan. 5, July 5 Twelve o'clock is the latest time for receiv. Interest on India Bonds,
ing orders. The boxes for receiving Powers
Mar. 31, Sep. 30 of Attorney for Sale close at Two o'clock. Tickets for preparing Transfer of Stock All Probates of Wills, Letters of Admi. must be given in at each Office before 1 nistration, and other proofs of decease, are o'clock. - At the East India House before 2. required to be left at the Bank, &c., for Private Transfers may be made at other Registration from two to three clear days, times than as above, the Books not being exclusive of holidays.
New 3 per Cent. Ann.::} Jan. 5, July 5
HOLIDAYS KEPT AT THE PUBLIC OFFICES IN 1852. By an Act of Parliament passed in 1834, much of the money business of the Exchequer is removed to the Bank of England. At the Exchequer all holidays are abolished except Christmas Day and Good Friday.
CUSTOM-House, Excise, STAMPS, AND Taxes Offices. Good Friday, April 9. Day appointed to be kept as the Queen's Birth-day. ;
Prince of Wales's Birth-day, Nov. 9. Christmas Day, Dec. 25. All the above days are also ordered to be kept as holidays by the officers and servants
of the Dock Companies of the United Kingdom. At the Stamps and Taxes Office, the Restoration of Charles II., May 29; Whit Monday and Tuesday (May 31 and June 1), are kept in addition,
Christmas Day, December 25.
BANK OF ENGLAND.
Christmas Day, December 25.
SOUTH SEA House.--Same as Bank of England.
BRITISH MUSEUM. The Public are admitted on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, between the hours of
Ten and Four from the 7th September to the 1st of May; and between the hours of Ten and Seven from the 7th May to the 1st September. The Reading Room is open
every day, except holidays, an hour earlier, but closes at the same times. The Museum is closed between the 1st and 7th January, the 1st and 7th May, and the
Ist and 7th September, and on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and Christmas Day. Any Special Fast or Thanksgiving Days ordered by Authority are kept in addition by
all the above establishments,
IN THE SEVERAL COUNTIES OF ENGLAND AND WALES. By the Act 1 Will. IV. c. 70, it is enacted that“ in the year 1831, and afterwards, the justices of the peace in every county, riding, or division, for which Quarter-Sessions of the Peace by law ought to be held, shall hold their general Quarter-Sessions of the Peace in the first week after the 11th of October, in the first week after the 28th of December, in the first week after the 31st of March, and in the first week after the 24th of June.” The following list has been computed according to this rule.
The Act 4 and 5 Will. IV. cap. 47, allows a discretionary power to the Justices of Peace as to the time of holding the Spring Quarter-Sessions, and empowers them to alter the day for holding the Sessions, so as not to be earlier than the 7th of March, nor later than the 22d of April. BEDFORD— W. Jan. 7, April 7, June 30, as Sussex, West Div. Peterborough, W. Oct. 20.
as Bedford. Berks—Tu. Abingdon, Jan. 6, April 6, NOTTINGHAMSHIREJune 29, and Oct. 19.
Nottingham, M. as Cheshire. BUCRS— Aylesbury, Tu. same as Berks. Newark, F. as Cambridge. CAMBRIDGE - Cambridge County, F. Jan. 9, East Retford, M. after Newark.
April 9, July 2, Oct. 22. For the Town, Town of Nottingham-Two days after the Monday before.
the County Sessions. Cheshire-Chester, M. Jan. 5, Apr. 5, NORTHUMBERLAND– The County Sessions June 28, Oct. 18.
are held alternately at Newcastle-onCORNWALL-Bodmin, Tu. same as Berks. Tyne, Morpeth, Hexham, and Alnwick. CUMBERLAND_Tu. as Berks, Jan. and June Th. same as Northampton. Town of
at Carlisle, April & Oct. at Cockermouth. Newcastle, W. previous. DERBYSHIRE—April Sessions at Chester- OxrORDSHIRE--Oxford, County and City, field, the others at Derby, Tu. same as M. as Cheshire. Banbury, the preceding Berks.
Saturday. DEVONSHIRE-Exeter, Tu. same as Berks. RUTLANDSHIRE-Oakham, Tu. as Berks.
Exeter City, on preceding Monday. SHROPSHIRE-Shrewsbury, Tu. as Berks. Dorsetshire-Dorchester, Tu. as Berks. For the Town, the Monday preceding. DURHAM-M. same as Cheshire.
SOMERSETSHIRE-Wells, M. Jan. 5, Apr. 5. ELY, Isle of-W. as Bedford, at Wisbeach, Bridgewater, June 28. Taunton, Oct. 18. or Ely.
Bath on the following Monday. Essex-Colchester and Harwich, M. same STAFFORDSHIRE-Stafford, W. as Bedford.
as Cheshire. Chelmsford, Tu. as Berks. SUFFOLK--Beccles, M. as Cheshire, WoodGLOUCESTERSHIRE-Gloster, Tu. as Berks. bridge, W. as Bedford, Ipswich, F. as HAMPSHIRE-Winchester, Tu. as Berks. Cambridge ; and Bury, M. following. HEREFORDSHIRE-Hereford, M. as Cheshire. SURREY-New Sessions House, Newington, HERTFORDSHIRE -- Hertford, M. same as Tu. Jan. 6. Reigate, April 6. Guild
Cheshire. St. Alban's, the same week. ford, June 29. Kingston, Oct. 19. HUNTINGDONSHIRE- M. same as Cheshire. SUSSEX -- Eastern Division : Lewes, M. KENT-Canterbury, Tu. Jan. 6, Fr. Apr. same as Cheshire. Western Division :
9, Tu. June 29, Fr. Oct. 22. Maid- Petworth, Th. Jan. 8, and April 8. Hor. : stone, Th. Jan. 8, Tu. Apr. 6, Th. July 1, sham, July 1. Chichester, Oct. 21. Tu. Oct. 19.
WARWICKSHIRE-Warwick, Tu. as Berks. LANCASHIRE Lancaster, M. same Coventry, on preceding Monday.
Cheshire. Adjournments are held at WESTMINSTER-City, are generally held on
Preston, at Salford, and at Kirkdale. the Thursday preceding the Quarter-SesLEICESTERSHIRE-Leicester as Cheshire. sions for Middlesex. LINCOLNSHIRE--
WestMORELAND- Appleby, W. as Bedfd., Lincoln city | Sat. Jan. 10 Apr. 10 July 3 Oct. 23 and by adjournment at Kendal. Parls of Lindsey.
WiltshiRE-Tu. Devizes, Jan. 6. Salis, Kirton. Fr. Jan. 9 April 9 July 2 Oct. 22 Louth Tu. April 13 Oct. 26
bury, April 6. Warminster, June 29. Spilsby ... Tu, Jan.13 July 6
Marlborough, Oct. 19. Bourn and Boston, Tu. as Berks; Sleaford,
WORCESTERSHIRE-Worcester, M. same as and Spalding, Th. Jan. 8, April 8, July
Cheshire. Worcester Citythe day following. 1, Oct. 21.
YORKSHIRE-York City, M. as Cheshire. Middlesex-General or adjourned Ses
East Riding: Beverley, Tu. as Berks. sions are held at least twice a month at
West RIDING: Knaresborough, Tu.Jan. the Sessions House, Clerkenwell, usually
6. Wakefield, W. Jan. 7. Sheffield, M. on the alternate Tuesdays; and ad
Jan. 12. Pontefract, M. April 5. Skipjourned Sessions are also held at West. ton, Tu. June 29. Bradford, W. June 30, minster (Broad Sanctuary). The Lon. Rotherham, M. July 5. Knaresborough, Don Sessions are held four times a year
Tu. Oct. 19. Leeds, W. Oct. 20. Don. at the Guildhall. The Tower Liberty
caster, M. Oct. 25. NORTH RIDING : Sessions are held eight times a year at
Northallerton, Tu. as Berks. the Sessions House, Wellclose-square. MONMOUTHSHIRE-Usk, M. as Cheshire. The Quarter Sessions through North and NORFOLK - Shire House, Norwich, W. South Wales are held by the same rule
same as Bedford; City of Norwich the · as the foregoing, the magistrates deterday before.
mining the day of the week on which NORTHAMPTONSHIRE ---- Northampton, Th. I the Sessions shall commence.