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(Newcastle or Maitland, probably), will be formed. The colony of South Australia is also forthwith to be erected into a new diocese, and its first bishop will be the Rev. Augustus Short, M. A., of Christ Church, Oxford, now rector of Ravensthorpe, Northamptonshire. So soon as the Colonial Bishopric Fund shall admit, the Cape of Good Hope and Sierra Leone, with other places, will be constituted separate sees.-- Globe.

For ALEXANDRIA.-Mr. Boyd, Dr. Black, Mr. Knight, Capt. and Mrs. Ponsonby, Miss Rodd, Hon. Mr. Jocelyn, Miss Elliott, Mr. R. Justice, Mr. Keith, Mr. Nicholson, Mr. H. Swallow, Miss Henderson,

Per Oriental, from Southampton, April 20, to proceed, per steamer Hindostan, from Suez.

For MALTA.-Mr. Hutchinson, Miss Hutchinson, 1 child; Mr. Hutchinson, Mr. and Mrs. Hack, and i child and i infant; P. de Candie, Anna Mareda, Maj. gen. Vernon.

For ALEXANDRIA.-Mr. E. M. and Mrs. Suert, and Eur. female servant, Mr. T. Prid.

For ADEN.-Miss Gray, Miss Franckland, Mr. Havelock, Rev. Tyrwhitt.

For CEYLON.-Mr. Teesdale, Mr. Moorpart, Lord and Lady Torrington, Hon. Miss Byng. Mr. W. D. Bernard, Capt. Airy, 2 Eur. female servants, i Italian female servant, Mr. M'Carthy. Mr. Potts, Mrs. Marshall, infant, and native female servant; Col. Windbam, Capt. Cathcart, Capt. Maclean, and Eur. man servant ; Mr. S. W. Dyson.

For CALCUTTA.-Mr. J. Sutcliffe, Mr. Cargill, Mr. A. W. Rus. sell, Mr. Armstrong, Mr. M‘Dougal, Mr. Ibbetson, Lieut. C. and Mrs. Nicholson, Mr. Vos, Miss Weston, Mr. Gibbon, Mr. R. Mor. gan, Mr. and Mrs. Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Boddam.

For MADRAS.-Mr. and Mrs. Layard, and Eur. female servant; Mr. Pollen, Mr. Gordon, Mr. Pagh, Mr. Colman, Dr. Aldred, Mr. Anderson.

For Hong-Kong.-Mr. E. Webb, Mr. Broughall.

VESSELS SPOKEN WITH. Arrow, Walker, London to_Cape, March 30 ; lat. 49 deg. N.; long. 7 deg. W.-Bangalore, Parsons, London to Batavia, April 6; lat. 46 deg. N. ; long. 9 deg. W.-Anne and Jane, Smith, Liverpool to Batavia, March 7; lat. 3 deg. N.; long. 21 deg. W.-Lady Houden, Stone, London to Hobart Town, March 5; lat. 3 deg. N.; long. 26 deg. W.-Pauline Houghton, Nicholas, London to Mauritius; lat. 38 deg. S.; long. 21 deg. E.-Diana, Vincent, Calcutta to London, Feb. 20; lat. 34 deg. S.; long. 23 deg. E.-Eucles (of Greenock), March 3; lat. 2 deg: ; long. 21 deg. W.-Duke of Richmond, Barclay, London to Adelaide, Dec. 21 ; Investigator's Straits. Haddington (steamer), Warner, Southampton and Cape of Good Hope to Mauritius and India, Feb. 4; off Cape Receife.- Amelia Mulholland, Wilkinson, London to Mauritius, Feb. 14; lat. 24 deg. S.; long. 24 deg. W.

SHIPPING.

ARRIVALS. APRIL 2. Berkshire, Whyte, New South Wales.—3. Victory, Potter, Bombay; Menzies, Whetton, Cbina; Robert Clive, Mercer, Mauritius ; Ripley, McAlister, Manilla; Hindostan, Lamb, Bombay.-5. John Bull, Crawford, Moulmain ; Queen, Devey, Bengal; Drie Marias, Verbeck, China.-7. Marquis of Bute, Bannatyne, China.-8. Cassiopea, Jackson, Singapore ; Eleanor Russell, Jeffries, Shangbae. — 9. City of Derry, Were, China; Isabella Watson, Thompson, Bengal ; Oriental, Wilson, Bengal.-10. Thomas Blyth, Thompson,

Mauritius ; Palatine, Stubbs, Bengal; Robert Rulsford, Hoodless, Bengal; Dumfries, Green, Shanghae. — 12. Malacca, Shettler, Hong-Kong; Agincourt, Neatby, Madras; Meg Merrilies, Luckie, Mauritius; Minerva, Brown, Manilla; Borderer, Willis, Hong-Kong ; Caroline, Short, Zanzibar; Fleetwood, Richardson, Mauritius.–14. Royal Albert, Balderston, Manilla; Guisachan, Phillips, Bombay.-15. Gazelle, Robertson, Mauritius ; Iris, Safstrom, Batavia.-16. Charlotte, Carter, Mauritius.-19. Barham, Gimblett, Bengal; Southampton, Bowen, Bengal; Enchantress, Essenbigh, Cape ; Caractacus, Barber, Samarang.–20. Competitor, Hyde, Adelaide. – Velore, Bell, Shangbae ; Amiga, Penny, HongKong; Helena, Hilton, Singapore.-21. Wellesley, Toller, Bengal ; Chieftain, Robertson, Shanghae; William Ackers, Jobps, Manilla; Atkol, Lang, Bengal.-22. Victoria, Williamson, Singapore.-23. Calcutta, Wrankmore, Hobart Town; Harry, Dare, Algoa Bay.

DEPARTURES. From the DowNS.-APRIL 2. Gem, Glendining, Algoa Bay; Emily, Anderson, Calcutta ; Vibilia, Roberts, St. Helena; John Fleming, Hamlin, New South Wales ; Alverton, Buckland, Cape and Calcutta ; Bangalore, Parsons, Batavia.-6. Augusta Jessie, Wakebeld, Bordeaux and Mauritius ; Diadem, Walker, Algoa Bay; Jara, Pickering, Singapore; Susanna Christina, Hockstra, Batavia; China, Ferguson, Madras.—7. Bucephalus, Small, Penang ; Elizabeth, Morris, Calcutta.-10. Reflector, Manning, Cape ; Eleanor, Mills, Mauritius.-11. Royal Albert, Scaulan, Bombay.-13. Somnauth, Skinner, Bombay.-14. Scindian, Cammell, Calcutta ; Josephine, Smith, New South Wales ; Margaret West, Bauer, Ba. tavia.–15. Cambria, Shaddock, Ceylon ; City of London, Longridge, Bordeaux and Mauritius.-16. Ramillies, McLean, New Zealand; John Barllett, Woodward, Adelaide ; Lochnagar, Dalgarno, Port Phillip and Launceston.-18. Morning Star, Heyward, Ceylon ; Brahmin, Taylor, Bombay; Ganges, McDonald, New South Wales.-21. Emily, Harvey, Ascension.-22. Persia, Morris, and Surge, Pixley, Bombay; Mangistein, Aden.

From the CLYDE.—APRIL 5. Hope, Grange, Bombay.-12. Ellen, Salter, Batavia and Singapore; John Bright, Hamlin, Calcutta. 13. Earl of Harewood, Aikin, Ceylon and Madras.–14. Isabella, Noble, Maulmain.-19. Scotland, Ritchie, Singapore.

From LIVERPOOL.-APRIL 1. Sullej, Corkhill, Calcutta.-2. Jenny Wren, Varien, Calcutta.-6. Earl of Chester, Blackstone, Bombay.-10. Matilda, M'Dowell, Hong-Kong; Dwarka (steamer), Tribe, Cape and Bombay.-11. Patna, Mann, Hong-Kong.-14. Monarch, Percival, Shaughar; Hindoo, Drake, and Bland, Hosken, Calcutta ; Ariadne, Goodsir, Calcuita.-15. Mary Sparks, Bushby, Hong-Kong ; Pekin, Herderschi, Batavia ; Hannah Salkeld, Robertson, Calcutta; Orixa, Christian, Bombay; Bahamian, Hawkins, Hong-Kong; Richard Cobden, Leadbitter, Bombay.

- 16. Soutler Johnny, Ellis, Shanghae; Serampore, Lovett, Cantod.-17. Lochlomond, Rankin, Calcutta; Ann Bridson, Bragg, Bombay.-21. John Matthie, Groom, Calcutta ; Menzies, Whitten, Bombay.

From Cowes.-APRIL 14. John Woodall, Mossop, Hobart Town.

From PLYMOUTH.-APRIL 13. Brilish Sovereign, Cow, South Australia.–14. La Belle Alliance, Van der Vord, South Australia. 17. James Campbell, Batavia.

From PORTSMOUTH.—APRIL 14. Stratheden, Burton, HongKong; City of Poonah, Nelson, Cape and Madras.

From GRAVESEND.-APRIL 8.--Chebar, Harrison, Antwerp and Bombay.

From SAIELDS.-April 7. Cassibelanus, Armstrong, Aden; Eustace, Scaddan, Hong Kong.- 16. Queen, Gordon, Singapore.17. Columbia, Ramsey, Aden.

From HULL.- APRIL 12. Charlotte, Hawkins, Bombay.
From CASTLETOWN.-APRIL 10. Bidston, Soutter, Calcutta.
From NEWPORT.-APRIL 3. New Zealand, Smith, Niogpo.
From LEITH.-MARCH 30. Panama, Wilson, Calcutta.

From TROON.- March 29. Phænix (steamer), Harrington,
Cape.
From BORDEAUX.-APRIL 16. Rockliffe, Clendon, Mauritius.

PASSENGERS DEPARTED. Per Steamer Tagus, from Southampton, April 3, to proceed per Sriel from Malta.

For MALTA.-Mr. J. W. Allen, Lieut. Venables, Rev. J. Venables, Lieut. Rivers, Ens. Candon, Mr. Sard, an Egyptian.

DOMESTIC.

BIRTHS. April 11. The lady of Capt. J. B. Woosnam, Bombay artillery, daughter, at Woodford, Northamptonshire.

12. The lady of Major T. H. Ottley, Bombay army, son.

14. The lady of William Sheffield, Esq. late of the Madras civil service, son, at Feltham-hill, Middlesex.

17. The lady of Lieut. col. H. R. Osborn, of the Bengal army, daughter, at Gloucester.

March 25. The wife of Robert Saunders, Esq. of Calcutta, daughter, at Warminster.

MARRIAGES. Feb. 16. Charles James Bird, Esq. Madras Civil Service, to Emily Honor, daughter of James Webster, Esq. at Cheltenham.

April 6. Alexander Shank, Esq. of the Bengal Civil Service, eldest son of Henry Shank, Esq. of Gloucester-place, and Castlerig, county of Fife, to Harriet Georgina, daughter of Lieut. col. Henry Dundas Campbell, of Northend-house, Hants; at St. Mary's, Bryanstone. square.

Lieut. Henry Park Wildig, 34th Bengal Native Infantry, to Laura Matilda, daughter of Thomas G. Brewer, Esq. at St. Mark's Jersey.

7. James William Newcombe, Esq. to Frances Anne, daughter of Capt. Thomas B. P. Festing, late Bengal Army, at Brighton.

14. William Byers Sealy, Esq. M.D. son of Lieut. general Sealy, of the Hon. East India Company's service, to Matilda Ano, daughter of George Christopher, Esq. at Chiswick.

William P. Gillanders, Esq. of the Hon. East India Company's service, to Agnes, daughter of William Brown, Esq. at St. Pancras church.

Arthur Trewman, B.A. son of the late Major General Trew. mao, of the Madras Army, to Susan, daughter of George Jeffreys, Esq. at Eglwysvach.

17. James Wright, Esq. to Charlotte, daughter of the late Thomas Hoole, Esq. late of the East-India House.

21. Arthur Hathaway, Esq. of the Madras Civil Service, to Mary Cecilia Hamilton, daughter of the late Major Hogg, of the Bombay Army, at Wimbledon, Surrey.

22. Capt. Thomas Carpenter, to Caroline Finistrina, daughter of the late John Goldsborough Ravenshaw, Esq. at Trinity Church, Marylebone.

- Charles George Barnett, Esq. to Marianne Jane, daughter of Edward St. John Mildmay, Esq. at St. George's, Hanover-square.

DEATHS. Jan. 16. Lieut. Frederick William Chapman, H.M.'s 84th regt accidentally drowned off the Cape of Good Hope, while on his passage home from Madras, in the Robert Small Indiaman, aged 27.

Feb. 8. Sir Walter Scott, of Abbotsford, Bart. Lieut. col. 15th, or King's Hussars; at sea, on board the ship Wellesley.

March 30. Frances, relict of the late Capt. Charles Beach, at Cheltenham, aged 46.

April 2. Barbara, relict of the late Colonel M. Fitzgerald, of the Bengal cavalry, at Bath.

12. Captain Henry Fenwick, 19th Bombay N.I. at No. 6, Devonshire-street, Portland-place, aged 30.

13. Captain William Scafe, late of the 28th regt. Madras N.I., at Teignmouth, Devon, aged 35.

14. William Downes Farrer, son of Captain Farrer, Hon. Com. pany's service, and of the Trinity-house, London, at Lea-terrace, Black heath, aged 18.

16. Mary Matilda, wife of Fred. S. Danvers, Esq. at Brighton.

17. Major Alexander Macarthur, late of the Hon. E. I. Co.'s service, in the Albany, Piccadilly.

20. Mr. A. G. Watson, late purser in the Hon. E. I. Co.'s service, at 5, Coborn-street, Bow-road, aged 69.

Marie Françoise Foi, widow of the late Colonel W. C. Oliver, Hon. E. I. Co.'s Madras establishment.

Mary Augusta, daughter of the late Major George Newton Prole, of the Bengal army, at Weston-super-Mare, aged 15.

MILITARY.
Bengal Estab. -Brev, maj. Richard Richard C. Moore, artillery.

Capt. James Spens, engineers.
Cornet Charles Wyndham, 9th lt. cav.
Lieut. Charles B. E. Bacon, 3rd N.I.
Capt. Peter Innes, 14th N.I.
Lieul. col. Robert Ross, 71st N.I. (arrived at

the Cape of Good Hope).

Surg. John Davidson.
Madras Estab.–Lieut. Henry T. Campbell, 13th N.I.

Col. Francis Haleman, 25th N.I.
Maj. John M. Boyes, retired list.
Surg. Acheson A. McAnally, 2nd N.I.

Surg. John Morton.
Bombay Estab.-Surg. Archibald Graham.

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MILITARY.

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Finance and Home. - 119 119 Lw Years to serve.

EAST-INDIA COMPANY,

For the Year 1847, with the dates when first elected.

Bengal Estab. —Lieut. Hungerford M. Boddam, artillery, over

land, 20th April. Capt. Thomas Renny, engineers. Lieut. Walter K. Haslewood, 1st Europ. Fu

siliers, by the Seringapatam, in lieu of overland. Lieut. Richard C. Germon, 13th N.I., over

land, 20th May next. Lieut. Charles A. Nicolson, 25th N.I., over

land, 20th April.
Lieut. Fleming M. Martin, 52nd N.I., over-

land, 20th April.
Capt. Francis Shirreff, 65th N.J.

Ens. James T. Norgate, 69th N. I. MadrasEstab.-Capt. the Hon. Hugh Arbuthnot, 3rd lt. cav.,

overland.
Capt. Edward T. Cox, 5th N.I.
Capt. Sampson Gompertz, 6th N.I.

Assist. surg. James Peterkin.
Bombay Estab.–Capt. George F. Sympson, 1st Europ. fusiliers.

Assist. surg. David Davies.

2 FH

ECCLESIASTICAL.

3 Chairman. Henry St. George Tucker, Esq., April 12, 1826
2 Dep. Chairman. Lt.-gen. Sir Jas. Law Lushington, G.C.B., July 25, 1827

William Wigram, Esq., May 10, 1809
PM

Sir Robert Campbell, Bart., July 23, 1817 3 FH

John Loch, Esq., April 11, 1821 3

RJL Charles Mills, Esq., Aug. 28, 1822

John Masterman, Esq., M.P., Nov. 26, 1823 2 FH

John Petty Muspratt, Esq., March 23, 1824

George Lyall, Esq., M.P., April 14, 1830 3

RJL Henry Shank, Esq., April 7, 1830

RJL Russell Ellice, Esq., Feb. 23, 1831
FH

Sir Richard Jenkins, G.C.B., June 27, 1832
PM

John Cotton, Esq., April 30, 1833

4 FH

Bombay Estab.— The Rev. Richard E. Tyrwhitt.

2 FH

GRANTED AN EXTENSION OF LEAVE.

CIVIL
Madras Estab.– Mr. James Silver, 6 months.
Bombay Estab.—Mr. Godfrey L. Farrant, 6 months.

MILITARY.

RJL William Butterworth Bayley, Esq., July 23, 1833
RJL Sir Henry Willock, K.L.S., Jan. 30, 1838
RJL Martin Tucker Smith, Esq., Dec. 12, 1838

Bengal Estab.—Lieut. John C. Fitzmaurice, 17th N.I., 6 months.

Capt. Andrew Fisher, 35th N.J., 6 months.
Capt. Charles Campbell, 42nd N.I., months.

Lieut. John A. H. Gorges, 57th N.I., 6 months. Madras Estab. - Capt. Robert L. J. Ogilvie, 33rd N.I., 3

months.

Assist. surg. Alexander C. McNeill, 6 months. Bombay Estab.—Capt. John Penney, Ist It. cav., 6 months.

Lieut. Harry R. Parker, Ist It. cav., 6 months.

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PERMITTED TO REMAIN.

MILITARY. Bengal Estab. - Maj. John P. Ripley, 1st Europ. fusiliers, till

July.

PM

PM

Major-gen. Archibald Robertson, June 2, 1841 Elliot Macnaghten, Esq., June 8, 1812

PERMITTED TO RETIRE FROM THE SERVICE.

ام اسر ا وا امراه

PM

MILITARY.

RJL John Clarmont Whiteman, May 15, 1844

Ross Donnelly Mangles, Esq., M.P., April 14, 1847

Bengal Estab.–Capt. John S. Gifford, 1st N.I. Bombay Estab.-Capt. Edward Bowen, 26th N.I.

PM

APPOINTMENTS.

MARINE.

The following gentlemen are out by rotation in April, 1847, viz. Hen. Alexander, Esq., Mar. 8, 1826 Major Jas. Oliphant, Jan. 24, 1844 Sir Wm. Young, Bart., Mar. 20, 1829 Hon. William Henry Leslie Melville, John Shepherd, Esq.; June 17, 1835 July 9, 1845 Francis Warden, Esq., July 13, 1836

EAST-INDIA HOUSE.

April 7th, 13th, 14th, and 21st, 1847. ARRIVALS REPORTED IN ENGLAND.

Bengal Estab.—Mr. Charles James Little, appointed a yo

lunteer for the pilot service. Bombay Estab.—Lieut. Henry A. M. Drought, of the Indian

navy, now in England on furlough, has been appointed lst lieutenant of the Company's steamer Ajdaha. Lieut. Henry W. Grounds, ditto, ditto, to be 2nd lieutenant, ditto, ditto.

MISCELLANEOUS. Second-lieut. J. B. Spurgin, Madras fusiliers, has been ap

pointed to do duty at the depôt at Warley, from 1st May next, in succession to Brev.capt. A. C. Pears, who will vacate that appointment.

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published at the price of one of the volumes of an ephemeral novel. The great judgment displayed by Mr. Bohn in the selection of works, and the care and expense bestowed in their publication, have obtained for his library a position in the literary world seldom reached. The present volume contains a portrait of Rhodolph of Hapsburgh, which, as a specimen of engraving, is deserving of high commendation.

CHANGES AND PROMOTIONS IN H.M.'S REGIMENTS SERVING IN INDIA.

WAR OFFICE, 9TH APRIL, 1847. Bengal, 14th Lt.Drags.- Capt. William Wilmer, from_16th

lt. drags., to be capt., v. Tonge, who exchanges. Dated

9th April, 1817. Madras, 25th Foot.—Ens. Henry Veitch, from 91st foot, to be

ens., v. Parrott, whose appointment has been can

celled. Dated 9th April, 1847. Assist, surg. James King Carr, M.D., from 63rd foot, to

be assist. surg., v. Swift, who exchanges. Dated 9th

April, 1817. 63rd Foot. - Assist. surg. Benjamin Swift, M.D., from

25th foot, to be assist. surg., v. Carr, who exchanges.

Dated 9th April, 1847. Bombay, 86th Foot. - Ens. William Carpendale Baird to be

lieut. by purch., v. Kelly, who retires. Dated 9th

April, 1847.
Ens. the Hon. William Henry Lysaght, from 3rd foot, to

be ens., v, Baird. Dated 9th April, 1847.

A Pocket Dictionary of English and Hindustani. By Captain

Robert SHEDDEN DOBIE, Madras army. London, 1947. Madden.

A LAUDABLE publication, affording to the English student at a glance good Hindustani, for almost every purpose for which a word can be wanted. It is in our eyes an additional recommendation that the type is bold and legible.

LITERARY NOTICES. The History of Painting in Italy, from the Period of the Revival

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To speak of the merits of Lanzi's work would be out of place here. Few lovers of art but are acquainted with this celebrated history, and of the few who know it not, still fewer are willingly in that state of ignorance. The present edition has undergone a careful revision, and, possessing an amazing advantage in point of price over the original edition, cannot fail to command a large sale. The work will be completed in three volumes, and will then be a miracle of elegance and cheapness. A splendid engraving of Raffaelle's portrait by himself accompanies the present volume, which in carefulness of getting up and beauty of typography yields to none of its predecessors in Mr. Bohn's series ; and in saying this, we bestow on it no mean praise. China : Political, Commercial, and Social Treaties, and Inter

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and Progress of Christianity in China- Past and Present and Future State and Prospects of the Empire-Appendix of Oficial Documents. London, 1847. Madden.

The fourth part brings this valuable work to a close. We may probably at a future time cull from it some scraps for the information of such of our readers as do not possess it, though we apprehend that the number of persons interested in the East who do not give it a place on their shelves will be very small. It is a China library, and he who studies it attentively will know more of the subject than if he waded through the many pon. derous volumes, the essence of which is concentrated here, together with a mass of new information not to be found anywhere else.

The Works of William Cowper : his Life and Letters. By

William HAYLEY, Esq. Now first completed by the introduetion of Cowper's private correspondence. Edited by the Rev. T. S. Grimshawe, A. M., Rector of Burton, Northamptonshire, and Vicar of Biddenham, Bedfordshire. Author of the Life of the Rev. Legh Richmond. Vol. I. London, 1847. Tegg & Co. To seek a lasting fame, and honour from posterity, is the aim of every poet; but to how few is the accomplishment of this end permitted! Where one lives in after ages, hundreds are forgotten.

“Eheu, fugaces, Posthume, Posthume,

Labuntur anni"and seal the doom of many, who make

"a vain attempt to give a deathless lot

To names ignoble, born to be forgot." Not so with Cowper. His poetry was of an enduring kind; his verses were not destined to be soon forgotten, while his manifold sufferings, and gentle nature (for he had

“ No frame of adamant, no soul of fire") have combined to sustain that interest which his writings could not fail to excite. To the noblest subjects was his pen devoted. To inculcate the precepts of religion and morality was to him both a duty and a pleasure, being ever conscious that it is the peculiar province of poets to

“attempt the noblest work they can,

Praising the author of all good in man." And he has found his reward in the applause of posterity, and the admiration of all whose hearts are not steeled against the better influences of our nature. Though fame may be

- "a fancied life in others' breath,” yet nevertheless to secure an honest reputation after death is a work worthy of the greatest philosopher or most celebrated hero, but to few is it awarded. Of this comparatively small band, however, Cowper is a conspicuous member, and mentally behold. ing the approbation of future generations, he might have sung in the beautiful words of the old poet:

" Exegi monumentum ære perennius

Regalique situ pyramidum altius ;
Quod non imber edax non aquilo impotens
Possit diruere, aut innumerabilis
Annorum series, et fuga temporum.

Non omnis moriar." An accomplished scholar, and an elegant writer, he succeeded in both branches of composition, and whether we regard his poetry or his prose, eacb claims our admiration and esteem, and though his wit was great and his satire keen, yet both were tempered by moderation, and neither was employed in the furtherance of malice, but always in advancing true

__"happiness, our being's end and aim." What he wrote still lives, and still shall live, while England has a language of her own, or a people capable of appreciating poetry.

Led away by the interest of the subject, we have been so diffuse on the merits of the Poet himself, that we have left ourselves but little space to notice the many excellencies of this beautiful edition of his works.

The present volume contains his life and letters, edited by Mr. Grimshawe, and is to be succeeded at intervals of a month, until the whole is completed, which it is proposed to accomplish in eight volumes. The execution of that now under consideration is most praiseworthy in every respect, and, in typography and elegance of appearance it cannot be surpassed. When we state that the price is but three shillings, and that each volume is adorned with two splendid steel engravings from the pencil of Harding, and engraved by Finden, we offer irresistible inducements to

History of the House of Austria, from the foundation of the Mo.

narchy, by Rhodolph of Hapsburgh to the death of Leopold the Second: 1218 to 1792. By WILLIAM Coxs, F.R.S., F.A.S., Archdeacon of Wilts, and Rector of Bemerton. Third Edition. In Three Volumes, Vol. II. London, 1847 : H. G. Bohn. We have great pleasure in noticing the publication in Mr. Bohn's admirable library, of the second volume of Coxe's History of Austria, which brings the work down to the year 1705, concluding with the death of Leopold the First. The next volume will complete the work, when we sbalt behold the somewhat unusual novelty of a standard historical work, in three thick and handsome volumes,

our readers to become purchasers of this edition of England's gentle Poet. The illustrations to the first volume are a beautiful view of the town of Berkhampstead, and one equally commendable of the residence of the poet's father in that pleasant locality,—both will bear the closest inspection.

of having to perform so long a voyage ; but the validity of this objec. tion is disputed, and who, in these days of practical science, can suppose it to be insuperable, even if existent? It has yet to be ascertained whether the grain would heat if more thoroughly dried, or if carried in iron ships, or if penetrated by perforated air pipes, to give an effectual ventilation. There can be very little doubt that the difficulty can be overcome, if, on further experiment, it is proved to exist; provided only there be sufficient temptation to make the attempt; and the amount of this temptation may be judged of from the following official return of the relative prices of grain in India and England in 1845 :

History of the French Revolution. By J. Michelet. Translated

by C. Cocks, B. L., Professor (Brévelé) of the English language in the College Royal. Introduction, and Books the First and Second. London, 1847. H. G. Bohn.

This is a valuable translation of a standard work. Perhaps no period of history could have been chosen better suited to give scope to the descriptive powers of the historian than the time selected by M. Michelet; and of this circumstance he has availed himself in the production of a highly wrought, but not overcharged history of the French Revolution. The present volume brings the work down to October 6, 1789, and is divided into two books, preceded by an introduction, of its value as a history we need scarcely speak, after the high encomia bestowed on it by statesmen and scholars, both in this country and in France. The destruction of the Bastille is a masterly effort of description, and cannot fail to excite interest. The price of the volume is so small as to ensure it a large circulation, and the excellence of its getting up reflects the greatest credit on Mr. Bobn. The second volume, completing the work, will, we perceive, be published next month.

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The Parlour Library. II. Memoirs of a Physician.

By ALEXANDRE Dumas, author of the Count of Monte Christo, &c. Part I. Joseph Balsamo. Vol. I. London and Belfast, 1847. Simms and M‘Intyre.

The Memoirs of a Physician have obtained in France almost as high a reputation as was achieved by Monte Christo. To say that it is equal to that far-famed work of the eccentric but gifted aufhor, would perhaps be according to it too much praise, but to esteem it as much inferior would be equally unjust. As a sketcher of exciting scenes and extraordinary cha. racter, M. Dunas is perhaps unrivalled. The reader is led on by the fascination of the author's style till he almost believes the reality of the scenes described. The present volume is one of Messrs. Simms and MʻIntyre's cheap-very cheap-series, and will without doubt sustain the well-earned reputation of this series, established by the first publication.

The Parlour Library. III. Wood Leighton, or a Year in the

ADVERTISEMENTS.
Country. By Mary Howirt. London and Belfast, 1847.
Simms and M'Intyre.
ANOTHER volume of this extraordinary series, and graced by a

East-India House, 14th April, 1847. name which carries with it a charm. Mary Howitt, whether in

TO THE PROPRIETORS OF EAST-INDIA STOCK. prose or verse, cannot fail to delight. Before opening a volume Ladies and Gentlemen,bearing her name, we know that it will be rich, fresh, and bloomWe began offer you contier gratefu lack merveing wine inte finne English feeling. Such is Wood Leighton, the very name of Direction.

Tru sting that the Proprietors will ever find us deserving of the confidence which speaks to the national heart. The name, indeed, though they have

reposed in us, happily chosen, is fictitious; but the locality is real, as is thus

We have the honour to be, with great respect, gracefully explained by the authoress :

Ladies and Gentlemen, “I have chosen, as the scene of the following stories and charac

Your most obedient and very humble servants, ters, tbe town and neighbourhood in which my own youth was

W. B. BAYLEY,

RUSSELL ELLICE, spent, -not only because it afforded ample material for one who

A. GALLOWAY, desired to make a book characteristic of English country life, but

Rp. JENKINS, also from the great delight I had in recollecting scenes associated

J. MASTERMAN. with the pleasures of my earlier years, and from the uncommon beatuy of these scenes as fair specimens of an English Arcadia ; and so far my work has indeed been a labour of love."

TO THE PROPRIETORS OF EAST-INDIA STOCK. Who will forbear to read a book to which this is an intro Ladies and Gentlemen,duction ?

HE Election of Mr. MANGLES has removed from be

vice to great advantage in the priority of his applications for supp ti. might Railways in India. By an ENGINEER. London, 1847. John reasonably expect that I should give way to him; and the large majority by Williams and Co.

which his election has been carried, gives me the confident expectatio of suc

ceeding similarly at the next vacancy. This is a very elaborate exposition of the advantages which I have already made known the particular services, on the ground of which must follow the establishment of a judicious and wellorganized

I have presumed to offer myself as a Candidate for the East-India Directi n.

Having entered the Civil Service in 1809, I closed my career in India, in 1843, system of railway communication in India, and we commend it as a member of the Supreme Council. to the notice of every one interested in the subject. The follow

The hopes of success that I entertain on this ground are confirmed by the

flattering reception I have met with from a large number of proprietors; an-1, ing passage has a strong interest in reference to the circum

under the confidence derived from the assurance of their support, I have not stances of the times :

hesitated to pledge myself to go to the poll at the next election.

It is on this account, and that I may better ascertain the full strength of the “In sugar, cotton, and other tropical productions a large export support on which I can rely, that I take the liberty to address myself to you trade already exists; and in grain-of which very little has hitherto

in this form, and to solicit your vote and interest specifically for the next bern brought from India to this country-a large trade will proba

I have the honour to be, Ladies and Gentlemen, bly spring up, so soon as the railways enable it to reach the coast,

With great respect, by diminishing the expense of transport. It is true some doubt has bren thrown upon this anticipation by the allegation that the grain

Your most obedient and obliged humble servant, is liable to heat and become deteriorated in quality, in consequence

H. T. PRINSEP. 37, Hyde Park Gardens, April 15th, 1847.

Vacancy.

ALLEN'S MAPS OF INDIA, CHINA, &c.

All from the latest surveys and best authorities,

TO THE PROPRIETORS OF EAST-INDIA STOCK. Ladies and Gentlemen,THE Election of yesterday at the East-India House havnow the honour to inform you that it is my determination again to proceed to the ballot on the next vacancy in the Direction.

Taking into consideration that Mr. Mangles entered the field before me, and had, previous to the commencement of my canvass, secured the support of many of my powerful friends, who are now ai liberty to give me their assistance, I feel justified in announcing to you that I entertain the most confident hopes of success.

Anxious to devote my best energies to the service of India, I aspire to a share in the administration of your affairs, as affording an honourable field of use. fulness in the advancement of measures calculated to benefit our native fellow. subjects, by elevating their character, by ameliorating their institutions, and by promoting their moral and social improvement. I avail

myself of this opportunity to express my grateful thanks to those friends who have so warmly supported me, and

I have the honour to be, with great respect,

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Your faithful and obliged servant,

WM. J. EASTWICK. London, 22, Sloane Street, April 15th, 1847.

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TO THE PROPRIETORS OF EAST-INDIA STOCK. Ladies and Gentlemen,

A MAP OF THE WESTERN PROVINCES OF

HINDOOSTAN,

The PUNJAB, CABOOL, SINDE, &c. Including all the States between Candahar and Allahabad-1846. On four sheets-Size, 4 ft. 4 in. wide; 4 ft. 4 in. high. £i. Ils, 6d.; or

on cloth, in a case, £2. 5s.

and grateful acknowledgments of the distinguished support with which you have honoured my canvass.

The number of votes I have polled, through your confidence and kindness, have realized all the expectations I could flatter myself with on this occasion, considering that my favoured competitor, Mr. Mangles, was so much my senior in point of time in his canvass; but as numerous pledges of support have been given me by influential parties who lately supported that gentleman, I am ani. mated with the assurance that success must attend your continued countenance of my exertions to obtain a seat in the direction of your affairs on the next vacancy.

If placed in that responsible situation, I hope to merit your approbation by my devotion to your interests, combined with my strenuous advocacy of all measures to promote the moral and intellectual advancement of the people of our Indian empire, the prosperity of which is so essential to the commercial, maritime, and general interests of Great Britain. I have the honour to be, Ladies and Gentlemen, Your faithful and obliged servant,

J. CAULFEILD. 82, Eaton Square, April 15th, 1847.

MAP OF THE SIKH TERRITORY, AND PROTECTED SIKH STATES IN THE NEIGXBOURHOOD OF THE

SUTLEJ RIVER.
Compiled by order of the Hon. Court of Directors of the East-India Company.

By John WALKER.
One sheet, 48.; or on cloth, in a case, 6s.

A SKETCH MAP OF THE PUNJAB AND SIKH

TERRITORY; Shewing the tract of Country annexed to the British Possessions by the late

Proclamations of the Governor-General of India ; also the present extent of the Dominions of the Sikhs and Gholab Singh.

On one sheet, 4s.; or on cloth, in a case, bs.

THEd.

MAP OF AFFGHANISTAN AND THE ADJACENT

COUNTRIES. Compiled from the latest Surveys of those Countries, by the Officers attached

to the Indian Army; and published by Authority of the Hon. Court of Directors of the East-India Company, On one sheet-Size, 2 st. 3 in. wide; 2 ft. 9 in, high. 95. ; or on cloth,

in a case, 12s.

TO THE PROPRIETORS OF EAST-INDIA STOCK. Ladies and Gentlemen,

HE Annual General Election having this day termiof offering myself as a candidate for the honour of a seat in the direction, in accordance with the flattering and spontaneous offer of support which I have received from a large circle of influential friends.

In soliciting your votes, I may be permitted to state that it is upwards of 20 years since I entered the service of the East-India Company, during the greater portion of which period I held high and responsible situations in China.

Having subsequently been transferred to the Civil Service of India, and hav. ing visited nearly all the parts of that vast empire, I have imbibed a warm interest in its welfare and good government.

It is with mixed feelings of delicacy and pain that I allude to the active and honourable services of my revered father as a Director of your affairs during the unprecedented period of 47 years, which I trust may enhance my own pretensions to be placed in the responsible office to which I aspire.

I shall take the earliest opportunity of paying my personal respects to the Proprietors in general, in the confident hope thai I may be favoured with their encouragement and support. I have the honour to be, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Your most obedient humble servant,

JOHN HARVEY ASTELL. Everton House, Biggleswade, April 14th, 1847.

MAP OF THE OVERLAND ROUTES BETWEEN

ENGLAND AND INDIA,

WITH THE OTHER LINES OF COMMUNICATION. On one sheet_Size, 2 ft. 9 in, wide; 2 st. 2 in. high. 9s.; or on cloth, in a case, 12s.

MAP OF THE ROUTES IN INDIA, With Tables of Distances between the principal Towns and Military

Stations-1846. On one sheet-Size, 2 ft. 3.in. wide; 2 ft. 9 in. high. 98.; or on

cloth, in a case, 12s.

MAP OF CHINA. One large sheet_Size, 2 ft. wide; 2 ft. 2 in, high. 8s.; on cloth, in a case, 11s.

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TO THE PROPRIETORS OF EASTINDIA STOCK. Ladies and Gentlemen,

R. MANGLES having been this day elected to a seat intention of proceeding to the ballot on the occasion of any future vacancy that may occur, when I shall have the honour of again addressing you. The assurance of support which, in the course of my canvass, I have received from a large proportion of the Proprietary, encourages me to hope that I shall at no distant period attain the object of my ambition ; and I beg again to repeat, that should I be so fortunate as to realize these expectations, my time and energies will be exclusively devoted to the duties of a position, the importance of which is most fully appreciated by,

Ladies and Gentlemen,,
Your faithful, obedient servant,

J. A, MOORE,

late Military Secretary, Hyderabad, Deccan. 21, Park Crescent, April 14th, 1847.

MAP OF INDIA AND CHINA, BURMAH, SIAM,

THE MALAY PENINSULA, &c. On two sheets-Size, 4 ft. 3 in. wide; 3 ft. 4 in. high. £1. 1s.; or on cloth,

in a case, £1. 10s.

London: WN. H. ALLEN and Co., 7, Leadenhall Street.

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