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The Committee 'for managing the

Waterloo subscription have resolved to Bread, butter, bacon, 5 pay,

the widows of the soldiers who fell cheese, and vegetables 1,121, 19 10 in the Battle of Waterloo an annuity of Butcher, poulterer, and 101. by two half-yearly payments, as fishmonger

3,441 13 15 long as they remain unmarried. Beer and cyder

586 9 0 Wax and tallow lights .. 1,460 19 Grocery, oilery, lemon,

&c. tea, milk, and Items of Expenditure in the Civil

3,235 15 TETO List, according to the Report of a Se Wioe

2,120 3 10 lect Committee:

Lamps.

818 6'71 Washing

210 18 0 £. Fuel

1,090 16.0 clock for Carlton House

Stationer

96 19 6 (French) ... 735 0 Tanner and brazier

375 10g A pair of girandoles for ditto

China and glass

259- 19 3 (French)

525 0
Linen

101.13 3. Two pair of candelabras for ditto (French) 1,5750

14,890 14 81 * Two cabinets for ditto(French) 1,000 Ö Kew Palace... One ditto for ditto (French) 500 0

Windsor Cottage

137 1908 A 24 light lustre for ditto

Disbursements and enter(French)

8400
tainments

6,250 00 Two Gothic lanterns for ditto (French) 1,113 0

21,278 13 84. A pair of bronze satyrs for

Her Royal Highness the ditto (French)...

525 0

Princess Charlotte 2,614 09 An oval salver (French).... 502 0

Gardens

4,575 5 04 A brilliant star

558 O Treasury and Exchequer An ornament for plateau

fees

20 10 @ * (French) ...

787 0

Salaries to of. A plateau (French)

1,781 0

ficers and serA salver

596 0

vants, includTwo ornaments for dessert

ing wages and (French) ...

1,126 15 board wages 4,800 3 % A brilliant George

1,517 is Compensation A rich cbased stand for side

allowance in board (French)

583 13

lieu of tables 2,245 0 6 A brilliant badge

8,653 0 Ditto to rePlate for various officers of

tired officers 1,192 10.0 the honsehold..... 4,403 0 Superannuated Ditto for ambassadors to fo

allowance and reiga courts

..18,091 0

bounties to A white Arabian stallion.. 1,050 0 poor servants, Two new landaus

1,892 0

and anoual

bounties to Tbe amount of the home secret ser

widows of device inoney is 10,0001.

ceased officers

and servants 4,206 11 S The Ministers from France, Austria,

-19,444 14 Bavaria, Holland, Brussels, Persia, and Portugal, were presented with snuff

Total.. £40,942 3' 61 boxes, wbich cost 15,8101. 11s.

COUNTERFEITING COIX.

Return to an order of the Honour. An Account of the Expense of the able House of Commons, dated 7th May, Prince Regent's Living, as given in the 1816, for Lord Steward's Department : the fol. An Account of the Number of Persons loving are the items of the quarter prosecuted by the Officers of his Maanged be sth of January, 1816 :

jesty's Mint, for counterfeiting the

.... 114

....21

Current Gold or Silver Coin of the rewards for apprehending criminals

. Realm, or for uttering the sanie, The following are the rewards which from the 1st of January, 1812, to are accoully given by Acts of Parliathe 1st of January, 1816, distinguish. ment, according to the evidence of Sir ing each Year.

John Sylvester, the Recorder of Lon

don No persons have been prosecuted, during the above period, for counter

1. By 4 W. and Mary, cap. 8, forly feiting or uttering the gold coin of the pounds on the conviction of every bighrealm.

wayman... The following number of persons have č. By 6 and 7 Will. III. cap. 17, been prosecuted for counterfeiting or forty pounds on the conviction of every uttering the silver coin of the realm :

person who has counterfeited the coin, Years. Counterfeiting. Uttering. Total. or clipped, &c. the same, or has brought 1812...... 4..

140.

iwto the kingdom clipped or counterfeit 1813...

155.... 166 coin. 1814.....,18.,

1-6.. 144 3 By 5 Anne, cap. 31, forty ponnds 1815......17

140.

on conviction of every burglar or bouse

breaker. 60 561 621 4. By 14 Geo. II. c. 6. ten pounds

on the conviction of every sheep.stealer, Joan Vernon, Solicitors to his

&c. WM. FRANKLIN, , Majesty's Mint. 5. By 15 Geo. II. c. 28. forty pounds 14th May, 1816.

for conviction of any person of treason or felony, relating to the coin upon this Açt ;, and, ten pouds upon conviction for counterfeitiug copper money:

6. By 16 Geo. Il. c. 15. lwenty Among the many topics which have · pounds upon conviclion of a person been investigated by the Police Com- returning from transportation before mittee, recent circunstances, perhaps, the expiration of his term. give a great interest to the system of

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6 YSTEM OF REWARDS FOR THE CONVIC

TION OF FELONS.

THE

LONDON REVIEW,

AND

LITERARY JOURNAL,

FOR SEPTEMBER, 1816.

QUID SIT PULCHRUM, QUID TURPE,' QUID UTILE, QUID NON.

The Antiquary: a Novel. By the description-nothing of romantic ter

Author of Waverley and Guy Mun ror, little of pathos or the deeper pasnering.

sicus - the Antiquary is exhibited too

often; and whilst the other characters T" This novel is, we understand, to are slightly sketched, this is erchru (to

complete a series of fictitious par. use a technical expression) with tedious ratives, intended to illustrate the man. minuteness—but the beggar Edic Ochil. ners of Scotland during a considerable tree, the true hero of the piece, baffles part of the last century. With much of criticism he is infinitely more attracthe family likeness to be expected, it is, tive than the Gypsey of Guy Mannering, perhaps, without the prominent bean- and would alone extort for the author ties or defects of its predecessors. The the homage due to real gevius. story flows in uninterrupted succession ; Of Meg Merrilies--that uncarthly be. but there is in it less of picturesque, ing of poetical creation-the humanized

sprceress — invested with portentous justly boasted herself on all ordinary and terrible sublimity; it is difficult to occasions, was, by this great loss, terriconceive the palpable existence,- she fied into silence and submission, and Boats before us like a spirit of night, conipelled to hide from her husband's with which we can associate nothing we observation the bursts of her female sorhave known, suffered, or enjoyed, and is rów. 'As he had rejected food ever since scarcely to be recognized as belonging the disaster had happened, and not dar. to our terrestrial sphere. With Edic ing herself to approach him, she had that Ocheltree, on the contrary, we are fas morning, with affectionate artifice, emmiliar from the first glance; though ployed the youngest and favourite child strikingly original, he has the warm to present ber husband with some nou. life-blood quality in his composition: rishment. His first action was to push --we insensibly catch his idioms, his it from him, with an angry violence Jooks, his tones ;-bis gestures dwell on that frightened the child ; - his next, to our inemory by that bappy mixture of snatch up the boy and devour bim with arehness and simplicily, of humorous kisses : ye'll be a bra fallow, an ye be quaiotoess and manly feeling, be soon spared, Patie, but ye'll never, never can wins our heart, and we almost regret be, what he was to me. He has sailed the we cannot offer him our home. Never coble wi me since he was ten years auld, porbaps since the inspiration of Cervan. and there was na the like of him drew tes, has a creature been imagined so a net betwixt this and Buchanness. They happily formed to delight the lovers of say folks maun submit-I shall try. In genuine nature. In the following de- another corner of the cottage, her face scription of a rustic funeral, the author covered by her apron, which was flung exerts his powers for simple pathos: over it, sat the niother ; the nature of

"In the inside of the cottage was her grief, sufficiently indicated by the a scene, which our Wilkie alone could wringing of her hands and the convul. have painted, with that exquisite feeling sive agitation of the bosom, which the of nature that charactorizes his ens covering could not conceal; two of her chanting productions. The body was gossips, officiously whispering iuto her laid in its coffin within the wooden bed ear the common-place topic of resignaslead, which the young fisher had occu. tion under irremediable misfortune, pied while alive. At a little distance seemed as if they were endeavouring to siood the father, whose rugged weather. stuu the grief which they could not conbeaten countenance, shaded by his griz. sole. The sorrow of the children was zled hair, had facedinany a stormy wight, mingled with wouder, and the preparation and right-like day. He was apparently they beheld around them, and at the revolving his loss in his mind, with that unusual display of wheaten bread and strong feeling of painful grief peculiar wine, which ihe poorest peasant or to harsh and rough characters, which fisher offers to the guests on these almost breaks forth into hatred against nournful occasions ; and thus their the world and all that remains in it, af. grief for their brotber's death was alter the beloved object is withdrawn. most already lost in admiration of the The old maa bad made the most despe- splendour of his funeral. But the firate efforts to save his son, and bad only gure of the old grandmother was the been witbheld by main force from re most remarkable of the sorrowing newing ihem at a momeut when, with group; seated on her accustomed chair, out the possibility of assisting the suf- will ber nsuai air of apathy, and want ferer, he must, bimself bave perished. of interest in what surrounded her, she All this, apparently, was hoiling in liis seemed every now and then mechanirecollection :- his glance was directed caliy to resume the motion of twirling sidelong towards the coffin, as to an ob- her spindles. She would then cast ber ject, on which he kcould not steadfastly. eyes about, as is surprised at missing look, and yet from which he could not the usual implements of her industry, wilbdraw bis eyes ;

;--bis answers to the and appear cought by the black colour necessary questions which were occasi-, of the gown in which they had dressed onally put to him, were brief, harsh, her. But she spoke not a word, neither ard alnsost fierce:- his family had not had she shed a tear, nor did one of the Şet dared to address to him a word, ci-: family understand, either from look or iber of sympathy or consolation ;--his expression, to what extent she compreManchline wife, virago as she was, and hended the uncommon bustle around abapluie mistress of the family, as she lier; so she sat ac os tie funeral as

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seinbly like a connecting link between Conversations on Political Economy, in the surviving mourners and the dead

which the Elements of that Science are corpse which they bewailed,-a being familiarly explained, by the Author in whoin the light of existence was al of Conversations on Chemistry, 1816. ready obscured by the encroaching shadows of death."

The object of this work (as the author modestly states), is, simply to bring

within the reach of young persons a Geography for Youth, adopted to the science which no English writer has yet different Classes of Learners. By the presented in an easy and familiar form. Rev. John Horticy. Second Edition. We apprehend it will be found to sup

The first edition of this work, which ply a desideratum in literature to a was originally composed for the use of the much larger class of readers than the Moravian Seminary at Fulneck, in York- young persons alluded to; political ecoshire, has been almost exclusively en- pomy being a subject of all others the grossed by the Schools of the United least calculated to come within the scope Brethren; happily, the publication of of general comprehension, yet possessthe present volume will be circulated be- ing the strongest attractions for the yond the pale of that society. And we public. It is no longer to be considered congratulate the instructors of youth as a question of abstract speculation, or on the acquisition of a work, which curious controversy to us, and to our comprises inore information and exhi- age; it is become an object of universal bits ihe elements of the science more interest, and, in effect, is constantly compendiously, than any introduction operating on the conduct, the comforts, to geography with which we are ac and convenience, of almost every memquainted.

ber in the community. The lessons are simple and compre.

In a commercial country, political hensive, and exemplifying a method of economy is, after the moral and religiteaching admirably calculated to engageous code, the subject on which it is the attention, and exercise the memory, most necessary to disseminate sound of the pupil. In a future edition, it knowledge, and to establish correct will be proper to make some emenda- principles. In the calculations of this tions in the chapter on India, for which science, vulgar errors are pot merely our geographical knowledge has been to be deprecated as injurious to intelconsiderably extended by the embassy lectual iniprovement, but to be strenoof Elphinstone to Caubol, and the tra. ously resisted as inimical to national vels of Pottinger through Belochistan, greatness and prosperity. It has opened both of which were published subse a new field of forensic disquisition, inquently to this elementary; and, as they dependent of chartered laws and privicould not have been anticipated, were leges, on which sages and patriots legis. at least not overlooked, by its intelli- late to little purpose, if they fail to pro

duce conviction in the people.

proporlion as that people shall be enThe Naiad, a Tale, with other Pocms. ligntened or ignorant, limited or en8vo. pp. 63.

larged, in its conceptions, the study of An interesting story, told with much political economy will be baneful or bepathos of expression and simplicity of neficial to the community. language. It is formed on the legend In furnishing this elementary volume, of a Scottish ballad, somewhat similar replete with good sense, candour, and to Gaëthés “ Fisherman,” related in philanthropy, the author has conferred Madame de Stael's “ Germany,” and, a real benefit on society; and when we to the lovers of the marvelous. cannot add that it is worthy of comparison fail to be highly interesting: The ver,

with her · Conversations on Chemistry,' sification is in the style of Coleridge; and

we pronounce its honourable eulogium though there are many very inferior and in common with that work. The tract unequal passages, yet the execution of on political economy is communicated the whole is highly creditable to the po- in dialogues: we cannot but regret that etical abilities of its anonynious author. the epistolary form was pot substituled. There are a few smaller poems subjoin. The various subjects are discussed in seed, which rather add to, than detract parate chapters on property, the divifrom, the merit attached to the preced-sion of labour, capital, wages, and poing composition.

pulation, the condition of the poor, ro

gent author.

Fenue in all its branches, value and calculated to allay the prejudices which price, money, commerce, expenditure. are often created on that subject by nis. în combating a visionary scheme of guided zeal, and even fostered by cre. coality and poverty, the author has dulous benevolence. introduced the following pleasing sketch Ulrs. B.-" The invention of machi. of the people in Switzerland :

nery, I allow, is, at first, atteuded with Mrs. B.-" The Swiss are governed some partial and temporary inconveby mild and equitable laws, which ren nience and hardship; but, on the other der them a virtuous and a happy people; hand, the advantages resulting from it and if they are not a rich and populous are almost incalculable, both in extent nation, it proceeds not from any want and duration. When any new machine, of industry, but from the obstacles op or process, whatever, which abridges or posed, both to agriculture and trade, by facilitates labour, is adopted, the comihe nature of their country ; for they modity produced by it falls in price, are, on the contrary, uncommonly ac- the low price enables a greater number tive and enterprising. I have often seen of persons to become purchasers, the theo carry on their shoulders baskets of demands for it increases, and the supply manure up steep ascents, inaccessible to augments in proportion; so that evenbeasts of burden, and this for the pur- tually more hands are employed in its pose of cultivating some little insulated fabrication than there were previous to spot of ground, which did not appear the adoption of the new process: when, worth any such labour. The country for instance, the machine for weaving women wear their knitting fastened stockings was first invented, it was conround their waists in order to have it at sidered as a severe hardship on those hand to fill up every little interval that who had carned a maintenance by knitoccurs in their domestic employments. ting them; but the superior facility with If a Swiss woman goes to fetch water which stockings were made in the looni, from the fountain, or faggots from the rendered them so much cheaper, that Food, her burden is skillully poised on those who before were unable to pur. her head, whilst her fingers busily ply the chase them could now judulge the comneedles : but industrious as they are, the fort of wearing them : and the prodiresources of the country are too limited gious increase of demand for stockings to enable a father of a family to provide enabled all the knitters to gain a live for all his children; some of them are, lihood by spinning the materials that therefore, obliged to emigrate and seek were to be woreu into stockings. To their fortune in a foreigu land, wbich this argument it is ohjected, that the offers grealer resources lo iheir industry; vocation of spinning was suspended by thence the number of Swiss merchants, Arkwright's inventivo of spioniog jengovernesses, shop keepers, and servants, nies." that are to be met with in almost ail Mrs. B.-"Where there is capital the countries. Would not these people. be poor will always find employment. In happier if they found means of exercis- countries possessed of great wealth, we ing their industry and their talents in a see prodigious works undertaken : roads couotry to which they are all so much cut throngh hills, canals uniting distant attached, and which they have so much rivers, magnificent bridges, splendid edireason to love. To the energy of youth- fices, and a variety of other enterprises, ful vigour, men may often quii their which give work to thousands, indeown country, and live happily in a fon pendenily of the usual employment of reign land ; but inquire of the parents capitalin agriculture, manufactures, and who are on the point of separating from trade. What is the reason of all this? their children as soon as they have ob it is jo order that the rich may employ tained the hopeful age of manhood, whe their capital; for; in a secure and free ther their country would be less happy government, no man will suffer any part for offering them the means of employs of it to lie idle; the demand for labour ment and maintenance at borne.” is, therefore, proportioned to the ex

In the chapter on capital, having as tent of capital. ludustry, we have al.. sumed the principle, that, to encrease ready observed, hvows no viher limits : the consumable produce of the country, the capitalist who employs a new machine is to coofer the greatest good on the la- is, no doubt, the inmediate gainer by bouring classes of the community, the it, but it is the public who derive froin author offers some observations on the it the greatest and most lasting advanintroduction of machinery, admirably take. It is they who profit by the

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