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must not be excluded from the maa Whigs avowed that their intention nagement, but they must not be al was to reform all corporations and lowed to obtain a majority. The in- municipal institutions as they bave stant they do so, the balance is sub- done those of Scotland, by subjecte verted; the great weight of public ing them at once to the direction of opinion runs down to the wrong office-bearers eleeted by the tenside, and the machine is destroyed pounders. If such was their design by the acting together of the forces in October 1833, we much fear more which were intended to keep it in moderate councils are not likely due equilibrium, by exerting their to prevail in May 1835, after an respective influence in opposition to alliance offensive and defensive has each other.

been formed with the Radicals, and It was with a view to the esta- O'Connell has been installed in his blishment of a system which, abo- important office, that of the secret lishing at once and for ever all self- and irresponsible ruler of Governelection and close management, ment. If any such rude and Radical should establish Corporate and Mu- innovation as this is brought forward, picipal Reform on such a safe and we call upon Sir R. Peel and the Conconstitutional basis, that Sir Robert servatives to oppose it to the utterPeel, we are persuaded, continued most in the Lower House, and upon the commission which the Whigs had the Peers at once, to reject it in the issued. Something required to be Upper. The subject of Corporate done. Abuses in many places ex- Reform is not like the Irish Tithe isted; corporations had dwindled Bill, pressing, and productive of caaway to a few members, and funds lamity if delayed : it is one which had been diverted from their des- may, with perfect safety, be rejected, tined ends to the purposes of indi. and which bad infinitely better be vidual aggrandisement, — all this, rejected an hundred times over, than the result of the want of due public permitted to lead to the establishcontrol over those intrusted with ment of such an execrable system as the management, required a reme- the management of municipal or cordy; but let us beware, lest, in avoid- porate institutions by the ten-pouning Scylla, we fall into the jaws of ders; in other words, by a clique of Charybdis. The Corporate Reform needy, rapacious, and, for the most which the Conservative would have part, unprincipled adventurers in introduced would have been one every city, who have acquired the based on the true principles, found- dominion of the people by flattering ed on the remedy of acknowledged their passions. We denounce such abuses, without the concession of a system, as fraught with the very more democratic control than was worst possible effects, as calculated necessary to guard against their re- instantly and irrevocably to fasten vival. This would neither have upon the country abuses and corbeen innovation nor revolution, but ruptions tenfold greater than it rerenovation and improvement; which, moves—as subversive of the natural without departing from the fun. and only safe order of Government, damental principles of European and utterly inconsistent with the society which have subsisted in whole system and fabric of Eurothese realms for a thousand years, pean society. We denounce it would merely have cut off the still more, as laying the axe to the abuses which time had fastened on root of the true nursery of freedom, its institutions, and restored those which is to be found in the associachecks which experience has proved tion of men in situations of trust and to be essential to their permanent local power in every part of the well-being.

country-who are held together by What the Corporate Reform of the durable bond of common intethe O'Connell Administration will rest and profession, and as likely to be we know not, though we own destroy thosestrongholds in which inour anticipations are of the very fant liberty in modern Europe found worst kind. In the close of their its first refuge and surest support. official pamphlet on the Reform Mi- We tell the people of England that Distry and the Reform Parliament, the ten-pounders are notbing but published in October 1833, the an aggregate of numbers from a

particular class in society, without alike our civil and religious liber. any community of occupation, pro- ties, from the rapid strides which fession, or durable interest, held to- Catholic ambition, going hand in gether by a rope of sand—that no hand with infidel impatience and permanent or lasting efforts in favour democratic despotism, has recently even of liberty are to be expected made. We trust that the well-dis. from their exertions—that no free. posed and rational part of the Engdom ever yet subsisted six months lish people will see that Corporate which was established by the agency Reform is nothing but the sop of such a heterogeneous multitude, thrown out to Cerberus, while the and that in the lapse of years they perilous gates are passed ; the peaceinevitably and invariably sink under offering presented to the populace the despotic rule of a single or during the important crisis when an limited number of leaders who have irretrievable inroad is effected upon made their passions the means of the Protestant constitutions of the destroying the bulwarks of real empire. It is just because the O'Conliberty in the land. We say this not neli Ministry clearly perceive that from the mere deductions of history the nation has become alive to this or foreiga observation-not merely danger that they will infallibly prefrom a contemplation of the utter sent the municipal and corporate and irrevocable prostration of free- institutions of the empire as the dom which has resulted from the next holocaust to be offered to destruction of the corporations and the spirit of Revolution, and the overthrow of the old municipal sys- most effectual means of diverttem in France, but from a practical ing the public attention from the acquaintance with the working of real objects which they have in the proposed change in our own view; and it is for that reason, as country, and a melancholy recogni. well as on account of the enormous tion in the Scottish towns, under the peril with which the measure itself, Burgh Reform system, of all the if based on Radical principles, is innumerable abuses and evils which attended, that all friends to their historians and observers of foreign country should combine to resist convulsions have unanimously con- the momentous change. Let the curred in representing as following people of England, therefore, supits establishment in other states. 11, port Corporate Reform, but resist after such warning, both from his. Corporate or Municipal Revolution. tory and experience, the English are Let them cling to that Conservative deluded enough to swallow the bait amelioration which can alone remeof Radical Corporate Reform, they dy the evils of the close system, deserve to suffer all the incalculable without inducing the woful corevils which follow in its train. ruption of a ten-pounder Admini

But we confidently hope for bet- stration; and by furthering the imter things. We trust in the effect provement, but resisting the deof the general burst of indignation struction, of our institutions, at which the monstrous alliance be- length put a bar to that feverish tween Whigs and Radicals has oc- passion for innovation which procasioned. We trust in the at-last- mises to bury in one common ruin awakened sense of the nation to our liberties, our religion, and our the enormous danger which awaits national existence.


Aird, Thomas, poem by him of the Surplus Revenues of the Irish Church,

Christian Bride, in Three Cantos, 810-Battle of the Constitution must

be fought in the Registration Courts,
American Starling described by Audu- 758.
bon, 116.

Chateaubriand, his Conversations, 620.
America, Democracy in. M. Alexis de Chatham, Lord, his letters to his Son

Tocqueville, Remarks on his Book, 759. William Pitt, 7, et seq.
Annuals, German, for 1835, reviewed, Chouan, the Land of the, 354.

Christian Bride, a Poem, by Thomas
Antique Greek Lament, by Mrs He- Aird, 179.
mans, 535.

Conservative Government, shall we have
Audubon's Ornithological Biography, a, 431-Gradual Ascent of Conserva.
vol. II. reviewed, 107.

tive Principles, 432-Reverence to old
Boyton, Rer. Charles, deputed to repre. Institutions a commendable feeling,

sent the condition of the Protestant 435- Remarks on the Character of
Church in Ireland, 211-His observa- those that form the Movement, 438
tions on the Income of the Clergy of the Of Radicals, ib.-Retrospect on the
Irish Church, quoted, 212.

Ministeries of Grey and Melbourne,
British Months, Poem by Mant, review- and on the Causes that led to their
ed, 681.

Dissolution, 439, el seq.-Refutation
Brüder, die feindliche, remarks on, 513. of the Charge against the Tories that
Buccaneer, Dana's, 416.

they have been Enemies of the Coun-
Bull, Fragments from the History of try, 432- Absurdity of supposing a

John, Chap. XI., 18-Sham Fight Government has nothing to do but Re.
between Dan and Allsop when he rob-

form, 441.
bed Patrick's House, 18-Chap. XII. Conversations of M. Chateaubriand, 620.
-How Buckram behaved when he Cruise of the Midge, Chap. XI- The
went to visit Sister Peg's quarters, 20 Devil's Gally, 319_Chap. XII. My
-Chap. XIN-How John was Sick- Uncle, 417-Chap. XIII. The Sui-
ened at Breakfast, Poisoned at Dinner, cide, 579--Chap. XIV. The Moon-
and nearly Burned at Night, 23- beam, 767— Chap. XV. The Break-
Chap. The Last-How John desired ing Wave, 777—Chap. XVI. The End
his servants to walk about their busi. of the Yarn, 893.
ness, as they could not agree, and took Curse of Kehama. Character of Kailyal,
his old steward back again, 26.

Butler, W. Archer, The Even Song of Dana's Buccaneer', 416.
the Streams by him, 856.

Delta, Poem by him. The Child's Bu.
Canada question, 909. Evils of Canada rial in Spring, 792.

imputed to its division into two Go- Democracy in America, by M. Alexis de
vernments, which created two rival Tocqueville, 758.
Empires, 910—Speech of Mr Lymbur. Devil's Gully, Cruise of the Midge, 319.
ner in 1791, 912.- Financial Doings Dudevant, Madame, her account of Tal.
of the House of Assenibly, 915--Com- leyrand, 76.
position of the House of Assembly, Dunbar, his poems, edited by D. Laing,
918_Grievances complained of by this reviewed, 288.
House, 919.

Early Called, the, Chap. I. By the
Change of Ministry, 796–Present Par- author of Chapters on Churchyards,

ties in the House of Commons, ib. 82—Chap. II. 196.
Prospects of Conservatives more fair Elections, remarks on the result of, 428.
now than they have been since the Ettrick Shepherd, a Screed on Politics by
Death of Pitt, 797— Present Views him, 634.
of the Radical Party avowed, 799- Exeter, Bishop of, and Lord John Rus-
Danger now apparent to all, 801-

sell, 145.
Encouragement from the sentiments of Faëry Queen, Legend of the Red-Cross
the most influential Journals, 804- Knight, No. v. of Article entitled
Admirable conduct of Sir R. Peel, 807 Spenser, reviewed, 49_Reviewed, No.
- Remarks on the appropriation of the VI., 540.

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Fall of Melbourne Ministry, 30.

Legendary Tale, with very little lore,
Farnese, Alexander, Sketch of his Life, 906.

Liberal Wbig, Letter from a, 125–His
Father O'Leary's Sermon, 859.

Remarks on Sir R. Peel's Address to
Female Characters. Modern Poetry the Electors of Tamworth, 126–His
considered, No. I. 815.

Recommendation of a Coalition, 127-
Foreign Military Biography, Alexander His Opinion as to the Manner in
Farnese, 957.

which Government ought to act in
Fox, Character of his Eloquence, 173– Church Matters, particularly as regards

His Character at his greatest Eleva- Dissenters, 375; as regards Church
tion, 567.

Rates, 376; as regards Commutation
Fragments from the History of John of Tithes, Non-residence, Exclusion of
Bull, 18.

Bishops from House of Lords, 377;
French and German Belles Lettres- as regards a more just Apportionment

Remarks on “ La Magnetiseur, and of Income among the Working Clergy,
Die feindliche Brüder," &c. 513.

378_Coalition again Recommended,
German Annuals for 1835, reviewed, 380, et seq.- His Views of the Re-

form which may yet be safely given,
German and French Belles Lettres, re- 383 - Reprobates the Spirit of the
marks on, 513.

Whig Addresses at the Elections, 386
Goriot, Le Père, a true Parisian Tale of -Contrast betwixt the present position
the year 1830, 318.

of Whigs and Tories, 937— Appropria-
Hamlet, German Critics on, 236.

tion of Church Property, 910— Ad-
II. B. Sketches, by, No. 1. 72-L- mission of Dissenters to English Uni-

B-m to a great personage, ib. versities, 942.
Lord B-m to Lord A-th-e, 74- Magic Key, the, 391.
No. II. L-d B-m to Joseph Gri- Magnetiseur, La, Remarks on, 513.
maldi, Esq. on a coalition, 410.

Mant's British Months, reviewed, 684.
Hay, William. Translations from the Melbourne Ministry, Fall of, 30— This
Greek Authology, 652.

the Work of Retributive Justice, ib.
Ilollings, The Type of Prometheus, 651. Whigs may again succeed to Power,
IIeman’s, Mrs, her poem of a Hugue- but will cease to be Whigs, ib.— Their

not's Farewell, 233—Antique Greek Destruction the Result of their own
Lament, 535—Poem by her. Despon- False Principles, 31 — Their Gross
dency and Aspiration, 793.

Mistake in supposing the Reform Bill
Horn, his Remarks on the Scene with the was to perpetuate their own Power,

Gravedigger, &c. in Hamlet, 254– 32- Three circumstances in this Coun-
His criticism on the play of Julius Cæ- try bave counteracted or delayed the
sar quoted, 754.

natural tendencies of the Reform Bill,
Ilow Swift is a Glance of the Mind, a 33; viz. 1. Religious Feeling of the

People ib. ; 2. Firm Conduct of the
Howitt, Mary. The Seven Temptations Aristocracy, 34; 3. Decision of the
by ber, reviewed, 613.

King, 35–Sergeant Spankie's Letter
Huguenot's Farewell, a poem, by Mrs quoted, 36—Gradual deterioration of
Hemans, 233.

the Whig Cabinet after the passing of
Ireland, Deputation from the Irish Pro- the Reform Bill, 37-Retrospect on

testants to the People of England, 210. the measures of the Whig Govern-
Johnson, Dr, Observations on his man- ment, 38 — Their West Indian Po-

ner of criticising Shakspeare, 237. licy, 41-State in which the Whigs
Judge Not, and other Poems, by Edmund have left our Foreign Relations, 44–
Peel, reviewed, 677.

The Internal State of the Empire, 45
Jungfrau of Lurlei, the, 536.

- Prospects of the new Government,
Kailyal, in the Curse of Kehama, her 46.
Character, 815.

Michael Lynx, the man who knew him.
Keywest Pigeon, described by Audu- self, 730.
bon, 119.

Middle Ages, Stories of the, 505. Queen
Laing, David, his Edition of Dunbar's Semiramis, 506 - The Ungrateful
Poems reviewed, 288.

Man, 509.
Lamartine, M. de, notice of his Souve. Midge, Cruise of the — Chap. XI. The

nirs, Impressions, &c. during a voy- Devil's Gully, 319.-Chap. XII. My
age in the East, 875.

Uncle, 417–Chap. XIII. The Suicide,
Land of the Chouan, 354.

579—Chap. XIV. The Moonbeam,
Last Journey, the, 534.

767—Chap. XV. The Breaking Wave,
Lays of the Levellers, No. I., 446—No. 777-Chap. XVI. The End of the
II. The Grand Junction, 657.

Yarn, 893.

poem, 928.

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Municipan and Corporate Revolution, clines to join the Rockiogham Admi.

964— Unequivocal symptoms of re- nistration, 12, 13–Uopopularity of
action against the Revolutionary Sys. the King in the First Part of his
tem, ib.--Corporate Spoliation the Reigo, 13–Manner of the Dissolution
first inroad on private property, 965 of the North Ministry described, 14-
-The advantages pointed out of a Firmness of the King on the Disasters
representation of classes, not of indivi. of Cornwallis in America, 15, 16.
duals, 966-Self-election of Town- Part 11,- Pitt becomes a Leader in
Councils was the true evil that re- Parliament, 162–His early Conduct
quired a remedy, 967-Survey of the in regard to Parliamentary Reform, ib.
disastrous operation of the new Mu- -His Motion on this Subject in 1782,
nicipal Constitution given to the 163–Misconceptions pointed out of
Burghs of Scotland in 1833, 967– the True Rights of Man in Sveiety;
Great power of the Cliques in the also, of the True Theory of the British
large towns interfering with the Free Constitution, 164, 165_The British
choice of the Electors, 972-Corrup- Constitution has more to dread from
tions in the new system of Election the Democratic than Monarchical
by Ten-Pound Voters, 974—Possible Power, 166_Pitt named Chancellor
to devise a system better than either of Exchequer, 168. Part III.
the old or new, 975.

Coalition Ministry of 1783, 477–
Nights at Mess, Chap. IX., 225_Chap. Fitzpatrick, 475_ Pitt's Bill for abo.

X, 627–Chap. XI, 723_Chap. lition of Fees in Publie Offices, 481-
XII., 929.

The King's dislike to the Coalition
Noctes Ambrosianæ, No. LXX. Re- Ministry, 482_Fox's plan of Reform

marks on the Grassmarket Meeting, in India, 481-Pitt's opposition to that
138_Other Political Remarks, 135, plan, and Bill rejected, 486—His great
et seq. —No. LXXI., 256.

difficulties and uncommon firmness at
Notes of a Traveller, by M. de Lamar- this crisis, 487. Part IV.- Parallel
tine, 875.

betwixt the present time and 1783,
Nursery Rhymes--A Summary of the when Pitt assumed the Ministry, 557
Times, 95-467-950.

-Character of bis Eloquence, ib.-
O'Sullivan, Rev. Mortimer, deputed to The King's encouragement of Pitt has

represent the condition of the Protes- a decisive influence on events, 560—
tant Church in Ireland-His Charac- Character of Fox at his greatest ele-
ter of Mr Whitty, 215_His Speech vation, 567— Continued firmness of
at Leicester quoted, denouncing the the King on the farther defeats of
intended Spoliation of the Irish Pitt, 571-Rise of public opinion in
Church, but admitting the necessity of favour of Pite's Ministry, 573-Disso.
Reform, 217, 218-His Speech at lution of Parliament, 577.- Part V.
Bath, referred to and partly quoted, 843.- Reflection on the late Dissolution
220–His Speech at Lincolnshire on of Parliament, 844 – Westminster,
the disregarded Oaths of the Roman Election of, 1784, 847–His bill for
Catholics, on which they obtained Parliamentary Reform, 818-Finan-
Political Power, referred to and partly cial System, 850—His Views regard.
quoted, 221.

ing the Test and Corporation Acts,
Old House in the City, 860.

851-Reflections on the early stage of
Ornithological Biography, Audubon's, the French Revolution, wben tbe pro-
Vol. II. Reviewed, 107.

perty of the Church was adjudged to
Parliamentary Report on Lighthouses. belong to the State.

Letter from Alan Stevenson, 884. Prince Talleyrand, 76– Madame Dude-
Peel, Edmund, his Judge Not,and other vant's account of him, ib.
Poems, reviewed, 677.

Poetry- Poems by William S. Roscoe,
Père, le, Goriot, a true Parisian Tale of

reviewed, 153— The Christian Bride,
the Year 1830, 348.

by Thomas Aird, 178— The Hugue-
Pilot Fish and the Shark, 908.

not's Farewell, by Mrs Hemans, 233
Pitt, William, Part I.1.-His Birth and - Ancient Scottish Poetry, No. I.,

Entrance at College, &c. 5-His Stu- Dunbar, 287-Sonnet on the Duke of
dies and Habits at College, 6-Letters Wellington, by Lady Emmeline Stuart
from bis Father, Lord Chatham, 7, Wortley, 353— Whig or Tory, 445–
et seq.-Called to the Bar, 9- First Lays of the Levellers, 446— Town
Appearance in Parliament, ib.Sabse- Eclogue, London University, 502-
quent Appearances in Parliament, and The Last Journey, 531 - Antique
extraordinary applause attending them, Greek Lament, by Mrs Hemans, 535
10, et seq.-Character of his Elo- - The Jungfrau of Lurlei, 536-On an
quence on these occasions, 12-De- insulated Rock on the summit of Mow-

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