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The Peerage, Baronctage, and Knightage of Great Bri-,, diffuse, an easily-attainable knowledge of the titled orders,

tain and Ireland, for 1849, including all the Titled and the different members of the aristocracy. It is illusClasses. By Charles R. Dod, Esq., Author of the trated with twenty-four representations of the insignia “ Parliamentary Companion,” &c. London: Whit- || peculiar to the different orders of the nobility, including taker and Co.

those of the blood royal. A Most useful and comprehensive book of reference in relation to the existing personages of the nobility and | Dr. Eadie's Biblical Cyclopedia. John J. Griffin & Co.

, titled classes generally, including Bishops, Judges, Privy London; R. Griffin & Co., Glasgow. Councillors, the different classes of Knights, and the The success of this work is certain ; it is a popular, junior branches of the nobility. Mr. Dod has bestowed illustrated Commentary on the Scriptures, in an alphagreat labour on this history of the titled and honourable betical form, issued at a very moderate price. of the land ; and the information furnished, though neces- It seems to contain all that is attainable in the way of sarily given in a condensed form, of the titles, parentage, || explanations for the ordinary reader who studies for selfand descent, ages, marriages, professions, residences, public improvement. Dr. Eadie avoids all the scientific affectsservices, offices, &c., is, in general, correct. Upon a pretty tion of excessive minuteness in zoological, botanical, or close examination, we have detected very few inaccura- || geological technicalities, giving what is required, and no cies, and only one or two omissions. One important feature of the work is the introduction of every Lord He avoids the equally inconvenient habit to which of Session in Scotland, every Scots Episcopal Bishop, “ the cloth” are so much addicted of tedious dissertations and every person who, by courtesy or office, bears the on contested points in Theology. We think this is wisely prefix of Lord, Lady, or Honourable. The classification done. Allow the people to read their bibles for thema of the work is admirable, and the introductory article on selves, induce them to do so by all proper means, and in " Precedence” contains all that is required to be known due time we should see more of Christianity and less of regarding this most important point; the grounds for | Sectarianism. each claim to precedence being examined and explained We hold a number of books, some of them, indeed, for at length, under the head of every office or dignity. | two or three months, which we should have noticed ere The work has not the pretensions, and is on a different now, and have been prevented by other engagements, plan from the larger and more expensive publications of We purpose to overtake all of them in our June num. Burke, and Debrett; but it forms a volume of convenientber, even if we should put an extra sheet into the Magazine size and moderate price, and embraces, without being tool for that purpose.

more.

POLITICAL REGISTER. The political events of the month have been || and nearly four thousand men have been killed last most important, and several of them unfortunate. // month in this unfortunate war.

The city of Brescia, in Lombardy, rebelled We noticed, in last number, the defeat and the dis

against the Austrians, in the expectation that the persion of Charles Albert's army. The Austrians | Piedmontese would be able to re-enter Lombardy. have not yet closed the anticipated treaty with They attacked the Austrian soldiers in the garriPiedmont and its new King. They are said to de- || son, and overpowered them. It is added, that they mand four millions, and the fortress of Alessandria, gave no quarter. In turn, they were attacked, until payment be made ; and are offered two mil- sand persons are said to have perished.

their city stormed and destroyed, and fifteen thoulions four hundred thousand pounds. Genoa had

The Neapolitans have re-commenced the conrevolted from the Piedmontese, but has been re- Il quest of Sicily, with prospects of success, because duced. France threatens to occupy Savoy unless neither the British nor French admirals will interpeace be immediately established, and with the fere farther. It would have been well if they had

never interfered. The Neapolitans stormed the view of protecting Piedmont. France has committed one of the most deplorable of the inhabitants.

city of Catania, and a great slaughter was made

The Sicilian forces attacked blunders a republic could ever make in sending an the Neapolitans, and occupied the city a second army to restore the Pope. The French are the time. They were expelled a second time, with a last people on earth who should interfere to put || destruction of life equal to the first. Syracuse has down republics and restore kings.

surrendered. Palermo will probably be taken ere The elections for their Legislative Assembly this time; and Earl Minto's mischievous dreams occur during the current month, and will render regarding Sicilian independence, have cost already it one of bustle and excitement.

many thousand lives. The Germans have invaded Denmark, and their The most arduous struggle of the month has most unjustifiable attack of last year on that weakll covered the Hungarian plains with the dead, and state is renewed.

Europe with reports that leave us in ignorance of The German ports are all blockaded, but the the current of the war. The Austrian forces have Danes have lost by mismanagement at Eckernforde, been handled with great severity by the Magyar a ship of the line, and a fine frigate. They have | Hungarians, and the Poles in their connection. been also on the whole unsuccessful in the land || A number of battles have been fought. Within fighting. A number of engagements have occurred, the month, nearly thirty thousand men have died

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in battle. The insurgents are under the walls of taking another tax, which he did not specify. His Pesth at our latest date, and the citizens have been guests, invited to this unwelcome meeting, wisely alarmed with continued cannonading in their neigh-refused to commit themselves to unknown measures, bourhood, without knowing the result.

in an unconstitutional manner; and the implied The end of the war may be distant; but Austria rebuke of Sir Lucius O'Brien to Lord John Rusis tough, and will cling to her old possessions with sell for proposing unconstitutional arrangements a death grasp. The Magyars are an exciteablo was a rare affair, The Premier was in agony for people, but they want the cunning and perseverance the place, and certainly stepped out of the common of their foe.

Our Sikh war has been settled for the time by The repeal of the Navigation-law Bill, notwiththe total route of Shere Singh at Goojerat. Lord standing every opposition and no support from withGough closes his career in India with a brilliant out, has been read a third time in the House of vietory, and has settled the Sikh question for Commons. sepen to ten years.

The majority is 61. Last year it was 117. The In this country we hear occasionally of the difference of 56 marks a revulsion of feeling on pacific state of the world. It is a profound error. the subject. The Peers are said to have a maNobody now alive has remembered the world, sojority of 40 against the measure, and are afraid to full of wars and rumours of wars, as at present. use it; because they dread the competence of Lord More lives have perished by the sword, either in the Stanley to form a cabinet. past month, or at the dates which have reached this They will, we hear, reject the bill ; and they country in the currency of the past month, than have no reason to dread Lord Stanley's weakness died at Waterloo, and these deaths have settled in this business of Cabinet making. Lord John nothing

Russell did not close the door against himself and The Easter recess interrupted our Parliamen- | friends, when he allowed Mr. Labouchere to intary proceedings. Since the re-assemblage of the terfere with navigation business. He made Mr. two houses, some business has been transacted Baines, of Hull, his wedge, and still keeps the door in the Commons, and none in the Peers. The of the Treasury open, and the roof over his head, Irish Rate-in-aid Bill has been carried in the by the aid of that gentleman's negative. Commons by a smaller majority than were ex- The Government might resign in the event of depected to vote on the question. The Irish mem- feat, but these Greys, Elliots, and their cousins bers seem to have retired from business, as few || downwards, are numerous, while blood is stronger more than one-half of the number were present. I than principle. Lord John Russell had an interview with a We supported not the measure because it is not number of members belonging to that country before a free trade scheme, but a bastard bill-one of the final debate in the Commons. He desired those crosses between freedom and monopoly that them to decide on accepting the rate-in-aid, or the Whigs have an undoubted tendency to produce

RAILWAY AND JOINT STOCK BUSINESS OF THE MONTH. The absence of bustle and excitement arising out of the Connected, to some extent, with the foregoing transactions, half-yearly meetings of February and March, has been was the Extraordinary General Meeting of the Midland amply compensated for in the affair of Mr. Hudson which Counties Company, on Thursday, April 19th. The object has been the great railway topic of the month of April. We of this meeting, was to appoint a Committee of Inquiry inreferred to this matter in our notice of the Eastern Counties to the whole affairs of the Company, as the revelations in Railway half-yearly meeting in last month's summary, and connection with the York, Newcastle, and Berwick shares sball only again briefly notice it in connection with the have greatly disquieted the proprietors. The business opened events of the month, as the subject is fully alluded to else- || hy the reading of a letter from Mr. Hudson,announcing his re. where. The committee appointed to investigate the share | signation of his office as chairman of the company. He says:transactions charged against Mr. Hudson, made their repori “It must have been obvious to every one that the Great Norabout the middle of the month, accompanying that document thern Rail way, when opened, must of necessity materially with the evidence on which they came to their decision. The affect the existing lines of railway in the districts through report fully establishes the fact that Mr. Hudson purchased which it passes. To the formation of that railway I gave a number of Great North of England shares, which he im- my most strenuous and uncompromising opposition. I bemediately afterwards sold tothe York, Newcastle, and Berwick lieved its formation 10 be unnecessary, and I felt that the Railway, at a profit of £7,185 above the market price. Subse- benefits to be derived from it were not suficient to justify quently it appears that Mr. Hudson, on the plea tbat the ave- an expenditure of the immense capital requisite for its conrage price of the shares had been too highly estimated, repaid struction. It pleased the legislature to view the question 22,874, leaving still a balance in his favour of nearly five otherwise, and the consequence is, that this line will very thousand pounds--this is the first transaction referred to shortly be brought into active operation. The existence of in the report. Another item of £990 189. 9d., charged by that company cannot now be disregarded, and it may be that Mr. Hudson, for brokerage on shares sold by him to the the interests of these different railways may not be found 10 company, is severely commented on by the committee. be identical. Therefore it is that, after due deliberation, These are the main points established by the inquiry, which I have thought it might be more satisfactory to the implicates all the Directors of the York, Newcastle, and shareholders of the Midland Company that I should Berwick Railway, nearly as much as Mr. Hudson, resign the office of their chairman," The letter

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was not received in a very friendly spirit, as the impres- || wick Railway. The half-year's rent of the railway, due on sion was, that the resignation was more an act of necessity | the 1st of January last, baving been paid before the end of than virtue. After some discussion, the following commit- that month, the directors declared an intermediate dívidend tee of investigation was appointed :-Charles Arkwright, of at the rate of 3 per cent., for the half-year ending the 31st of Dunstall, Stafford, Esq.; W. M'Crackan, of Liverpool, Esq.;|| December, 1848, which was paid in February; an intermé. William Smith, of Sheffield, Esq.; J. Cartwright, of Lough- diate dividend had also been made for the previous balf-yearton, Esq.; W. Watson, of Ayr, Esq.; John Starkey, of Hud

West London Railway.-The adjourned half-yearly meet. dersfield, Esq.; and John Mercer, jun., of Bristol, Esq. Alling of this company was held in London on April 4. The similar proceeding may be expected on the 4th of May, when || business was merely routine, and consisted of the re-electhe York, Newcastle, and Berwick Company meets at York. tion of the directors, and the usual matters transacted at

The other meetings of the month of April will be found such meetings. in the following summary, in the order of the dates at which

Dublin and Kingstown Railway. The half-yearly meeting they took place.

of this company was held in Dublin, Saturday, April 7. The Edinburgh and Northern Railway. The balf-yearly meet. report stated that the balance applicable to dividend, this ing of this company was beld at Edinburgh, on March 27. || year, is £17,654 1s bd., from which a sum of £9,800 was ap The Directors' report furnished the following state of the plied as a dividend of 4 per cent., for the half-year ending Company's affairs up to the 31st December. Inclusive of || 31st of August, leaving £7,854 ls. 6d. now available, from the balance at the close of the previous balf-year, the net which the Board declare a dividend of 3 per cent. for the revenue at the disposal of the proprietors, after deducting past half-year, amounting to $7,350; and a balance of £504 working and other expenses, and a sum of £10,499 109. of 1s. 6d. will be carried to the next account. The report was interest, is £23,711 10s. 5d. Out of the free revenue, as unanimously adopted. above stated, of £23,711 10s. 5d., the Directors recommend, South Devon Railway.-An extraordinary meeting of this in the first instance, that £3,634 10s. be applied in payment company was held at Plymonth on Tuesday, April 10. The of nine months' dividend at the rate of 5 per cent. per object of the meeting was to consider the propriety of andum, on the late Granton Company's preference capital | raising additional capital by the issue of fresh sbares, of £96,930, payable on 20th April next. On the other Power was given to the directors to raise the neces. stocks of the company, they recommend that a dividend | sary capital required, by an issue of new shares, and for eight months should be declared, at the rate of 2 per the meeting was adjourned till May 10, to receive the cent. per annum, payable on the 30th June next, in the directors' report on the matters referred to them. following proportions, viz. :

North Wales Railway.- A special meeting of the sbareOn £24 of the £25 shares (1845), 6s. 4fd. per share.

bolders of this unfortunate scheme took place in London on 11 (1846), 2s. lld.

April 10, to consider the propriety of appointing a commit6 (1847), 18. 4d.

tee tn wind up the scheme. A resolution, in pursuance with 15 (1847), 9 d.

the above object, after a long discussion, was agreed to. On full amount of the £20 (original Granton) 5s. 4d. On £7 of the £20 (Granton shares, No. 1) 1s. 10 d.

The chairman and the secretary, in the course of the On £8 of the £20 (Granton shares, No. %) 9jd. month, have been committed, by order of the House of

Lords, for coutempt, in carrying out a division of the assets After payment of which, there will remain a surplus of

of the company without taking the proper steps for a legat £8,308 3s. Id. to be carried to the credit of next account.

dissolution, and otherwise mismanaging affairs. They were The report was agreed to. The line was stated to be rapidly in the course of completion. It is proposed to change the and promising amendment, they were discharged on Mon

kept in custody for about a week, and, after apologising name of the scheme to the “Edinburgh, Perth, and Dundee

day, April 21. Railway Company.” The meeting was afterwards made special, when the following bills were approved of:-1. A bill meeting of this company took place in Glasgow, on April

Glasgow, Kilmarnock, and Ardrossan Railway.-- A special to enable the company to raise a further sum of money. 2.

18, in order to have a full explanation of the affairs of the A bill to vary their Dunfermline branch, in the parish of

company from the directors. A loug discussion took place, Dunfermline, so as to pass under the Townhill and Halbeath

which resulted in the chairman (Lord Eglinton) engaging tramways, and to connect the same tramways therewith,

to submit all the papers of the company to the examination and for other purposes in relation thereto. 3. A bill to con

of Mr. S. A. Anderson and Mr. H. Brock, bankers, on code struct a low-water pier and otber works at Granton, and to

dition of their divulging nothing that would prejudice the provide for the better rogulation, management, and control

company. of the general railway station at Perth, and for other pur.

East India Railway.—A special general meeting of this poses. The Chairman intimated, in regard to the last bill, that the directors had abandoned the clauses in it which re

company was held in London, on April 10, to consider the

propriety of acceding to the terms of the East India Comferred to the general railway station at Perth. Of these three bills none of them were expected to be opposed except || dition to the free grant of land for the use of the railway,

pany. The terms are that the East India Company, in adthe second.

shall guarantee 5 per cent. on a capital of £500,000. Newcastle and Carlisle Railway.—The half-yearly meeting Great Grimsby Docks. The foundation stone of this, the of this company was held at Newcastle, on Tuesday, March eastern terminus of the Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolu27, Mr. M. Plummer in the chair. It appeared from a state- shire Junction Railway, was laid with great eclat on April ment of the capital account, that the share capital of the 18---Prince Albert officiating on the occasion. The docks company on the 31st of December, 1848, amounted to

are to be rivals to those of Hull, on the other side of the £1,165,000, the borrowed capital to £445,037 10s., making, || Humber, and are to cost £500,000. with current accounts, reserve fund, and land re-sold, a total This constitutes all the actual business of the month. of £1,648,811 5s. 4d. No revenue account was exbibited, Rumours prevail that the report of the Eastern Counties the railway having been let from the 1st of January, 1848, at | Ruilway, which is to be ready by the first of the mooth, will

& rent calculated to produce for the present £6 per cent. per be of a most unfavourable character. It is stated that the annum on the share capital, and having been since May last || dividend cannot be more than 25. a share, instead of 51. Bd., worked in connection with the York, Newcastle, and Ber-Il as declared at the half-yearly meeting.

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The railway bills before Parliament have been classified || length, was opened. The following week the Lincoln and into 12 English groups, two Scotch, and one Irish. Three Gainsborough portion of the Great Northern scheme was of these groups have commenced sitting.

opened, thus completing the chain from London to Great The following is an abstract of the increase or decrease in Grimsby. the mileage and earnings of the leading English railways in The share market shows but a trifling change from the 1848 as compared with 1847:

previous month. Some depreciations have taken place in Incd, miles

the lines connected with the Hudson interest ; the others in 1848.

Increase. Decrease. have either remained stationary or slightly improved. The 57 London and North-Western... £

6,818 following statement will give the variation in the price of Bt Great Western

11,101

tbe shares of the leading railways within the month:481

Lapcasbire and Yorkshiremini 69,772 914 Midland .....mmmmm. 27,109

Amount

Price 69

Price
York and North Midland

3,897

Name.

of Share

March 31. April 25.
York, Newcastle, and Berwick 42,810

paid.
Eastern Counties...um.wmowe 80,410

Aberdeen
Boutb-Westeri.....ummum

£50 £164
24
26,183

£171

20 Birmingham and Oxford

254

26 35 Brighton

20,985
Caledonian

50 17

11,240 South-Eastern

231

254
Chester and Holyhead

50 18 173
Eastern Counties
£278,370 21,985

9 463

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Edinburgb and Glasgow

50 42
21,985
Great North of England 100 235

2945
Net increase for 1848 m

Great Northern

20 11
£256,385
Great Western

100 95

941 The increase in expenditure on these lines is, as near as pos- Hull and Selby

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994 sible, the same as the increase in earnings by £256,779. Lancashire and Yorkshire

86 65 London and Brighton

50 373 395 la the month of February last, no less than 120 railway

London and North-Western 100 134 meetings were held.

London and South-Western 50
Midland

100 77 Opening of New Lines.—The Liverpool, Preston, and

Norfolk

100 41 88 Ormskirk Railway was opened on April 2, thus forming a North Staffordsbire

174 145 134 direct communication between Liverpool and Preston, re- North British

25 141 14 Scottish Central

25 ducing the distance from 384 to 25 miles. On the same

241 237 South-Eastern

331 23 211 day, the portion of the Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincoln

York, Newcastle, and Berwick 25 24 22: shire railway between Brigg and Gainsborough, 18 miles in York and North Midland

50 45

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up to 1747 held the hereditary sbrievalty of Wigtownshire. SIR ANDREW AGNEW, BART.

On its abolition in that your, when the heritable jurisdicAt his residence, Rutland Square, Edinburgh, on the 12th cions of Scotland were universally abolished, the then reApril, of debility, consequent on fever, Sir Andrew Agnew, presentative of the family received £4,000 as compensation. Baronet, of Lochnaw, in Wigtownshire, in the 56th year of Soon after Sir Andrew had succeeded to the estate bo his age. He was the seventh baronet, and succeeded bis introduced several important and judicious improvements grandfather in 1809. Born in 1793, he was the son of of his property, for which there was abundant scope. LochAndrew Agnew, Esq., by the eldest daughter of the 26th Lord naw Castle, the patrimonial seat, a very ancient, and once Kingsale, in Ireland. He married, in 1816, the daughter of strongly fortified, edifice, stands on an eminence, in the parish Sir David Carnegie, Baronet, of Southesk, by whom he had of Leswalt ; and on the west side of it, in the olden time, several children. He was vice-lieutenant of the county of lay the waters of the Loch from which it derived its name. Wigtown, which he represented in Parliament from 1830 This beautiful sheet of water, nearly half a mile long, bad to 1837. He voted for the Reform Bill, and, in general, been drained, and its bed turned into meadowland; but Sir his conduct, as a member of the Legislature, was marked | Andrew, with excellent taste, restored it to its pristine conby a liberal and independent course of politics. The in- dition, raised a noble plantation around it, and improved trodaction of his famous Sunday Trading Bill, however, 1) and decorated the adjacent grounds, till the ancient seat of rendered him a conspicuous butt for the shafts of ridicule his family soon became the grand attraction of the parish, and abuse ; and he endured a storm of raillery and revile- After his retirement from Parliament, Sir Andrew conment which would have overwhelmed almost any other tinued to have great political influence in Wigtownshire : public man. The measure caused nearly as much excite- II and the importance of his position was increased by ment, especially in London, as even the Reform Bill | the disruption of the Church of Scotland in 1843, itself, and was thrown out in Parliament. He did not, He is succeeded in his title and estates by bis eldest however, abate one jot of his efforts in behalf of the “bet- son, Captain Andrew Agnew, R.N., who married, in ter observance of the Sabbath,” as his constant and inde- 1846, Lady Mary Arabella Louisa, a daughter of the fatigable, and, it must be adınitted, able and disinterested, Earl of Gainsborough. A daughter of the deceased Hrocacy of the Sabbath railway closing movement abun- baronet married, after the disruption, the Rev. T. B. dantly testified. Indeed, his last appearance in public was at Bell, Free Church Minister of Leswalt, and one of bis 4 meeting of the Scottish Central Railway Company, a short sons is a Minister of the Free Church. Sir Andrew Agnew time before his death, when he took part in the proceedings. was buried on the 19th April, in the Grange Cemetery, near Though too rigorous for England in his notions, Sir Andrew Edinburgh, in a grave next to those of Dr. Chalmers and Was sincere and well-meaning, and his name will long || Mr. Graham Spiers, late Sheriff of Edinburgh. The corebe remembered, as it was chiefly celebrated in his life, for his | mony was public, and six, out of seven, of his surviving sons, championship of the sacredness of the Sabbath. The family followed his remains to the grare, one being presented by to which Sir Andrew belonged was a very ancient one, and indisposition from attending.

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THE REV. DR. MACDONALD OF URQUHART.

famous Persian prince. Two years afterwards appeared On the 16th April, the Rev. John MACDONALD, D.D.,

from his pen, “Ayesha, the Maid of Kars," also in thres minister of the Free Church at Urquhart, in the barony of volumes, which is considered inferior to his other works. Ferrintosh, Ross-shire, in the 70th year of his age. About

In 1811 he published the “Mirza," in three volumes, & two months before his decease, the pressure of a tight boot

series of Eastern tales. Besides these works of fiction, caused a slight bruise in one of his feet, which was, unfor.

Mr. Morier was the author of “ Journeys through Persia, tunately, neglected, and mortification ensued. The hurt,

Arminia, and Asia Minor,” which abound in interesting spreading, terminated in his death. Ile was a native of descriptions of these different countries, their people, and Reay, in Caithness-shire, where his father officiated as cate

government. He also edited a translation from the German, chist, and was born on the 12th of November, 1779. He was

called “ The Banished," a Swabian historical tale; being a educated in the parish school of Reay, and in his eighteenth

story of the Swabian League in the 16th century. By Mr. year went to King's College, Old Aberdeen, where he com

Morier's death, a considerable pension, which he enjoyed pleted the usual course of theological studies. In 1805 he

for his diplomatic services in Persia and Mexico, rererts to was licensed to preach, and, for about two years, he seems

the Crown. He has left a widow, and an only son, Mr. G. to have acted as a missionary or occasional preacher in the Morier, who holds a situation in the Foreign Office. Highlands. He was ordained in 1806, and in 1807 he was

DR. GEORGE GARDNER. appointed successor to the Rev. Mr. Maclachlan, in the Gaelic Chapel, Edinburgh. Six years afterwards he re

At Coylon, suddenly, from apoplexy, Dr. GEORGE GARDceived from Mr. Forbes of Culloden, the patron, a presen

NER, superintendent of the Botanic Garden, Peradenia tation to the parish of Urquhart, having been the free choice

Kandy, Ceylon. He was a pupil of Sir W. J. Hooker, the lata of the people. For the long period of thirty-six years he

Professor of Botany in the University of Glasgow, and soon Jaboured in that remote district, with great zeal and success, after leaving that city he undertook the enterprising journey and became one of the most popular and influential clergy: recorded in his “ Travels in the Interior of Brazil." Upon men in the north of Scotland. His flook were strongly his return from Brazil, about five years since, he was apattached to him, and his frequent journeys throughout the pointed superintendent of the Botanic Garden, at Kandy: kingdom made his name extensively known. His preaching since then he has been actively engaged in preparing matewas distinguished by fervour and energy, and crowds of

rials for a Flora of the country. This zealous naturalist people everywhere flocked to hear him in the pulpit. Per- expired in the prime of life, not being above thirty years of haps no man ever preached more sermons in the same num

age. ber of years. He often preached twice, and even thrice

MAJOR-GENERAL FORBES. a day, for weeks in succession. Iis manner was earnest

At Aberdeen, on the 29th March, Major-General FORBES, and animated, and, to a Gaelic congregation, irresistible.

C.B. Ile entered the army as Ensign, in 1793, and was At the disruption of the Church of Scotland, in 1843, Dr. for many years connected with the 78th Regiment, or RossMacdonald was one of those who, from conscientious mo

shire Buffs. In 1794-95, he was engaged in active service tives, seceded from the Church. He was twice married in Holland. He afterwards accompanied the 78th to first, to Miss Georgina Ross of Glad field, Ross-shire, who Quiberon Bay, and was at the taking of the Isle of Dieu in died in 1814; and, secondly, to Miss Janet Mackenzie, | 1795. The following year he proceeded to the Cape of Good daughter of Kenneth Mackenzie, Esq., of Millbank. By Hope, and was present at the capture of the Dutch fleet in both marriages he had issue.

Saldanha Bay. In November, 1797, he accompanied bis

The late Rev. John Macdonald, of Calcutta, was his eldest son.

He was prema

regiment to India, and served with it during the campaign turely cut off by a fever, in 1848, and his remains are in

in Oude in 1798 and 1799. He also served during part of terred in Calcutta, the scene of his missionary exertions.

the Mahratta campaign in 1803. In Java he particularly

distinguished himself, having been present in every action JAMES MORIER, ESQ.

in which his regiment was engaged there during the years At Brighton, on April 2d, James Morier, Esq., the author | 1811, 1812, and 1813, including the forcing of the enemy's of "Hajji Baba,” and several other popular oriental ro

position at Welterveden, the storming of the lines of Cormances, at the age of 66. About ten days before his death, nelia, tho heights of Serandah, and other strong places. he was struck with an attack of apoplexy, from which he

In May, 1813, he quelled an insurrection which broke out never recovered. Mr. Morier was for soune time Secretary in the east end of Java, when Lieutenant-Colonel Fraser of Embassy to the Court of Persia, a situation which afforded || and Captain M‘Pherson, of the 78th, were murdered by the him abundant opportunities of obtaining a knowledge of insurgents. For his services in Java be received a medal

, the customs and manners of the East. The first part of the land was five times thanked in general orders. In 1817, he “Adventures of Hajji Baba, of Ispahan," appeared in 1824, // retired on balf-pay, and in 1838 was made a militay comin three volumes. The second part was published, in two

panion of the Bath. On the occasion of the brevet in 1846 volumes, in 1828. The bero of the tale is a personage of

he became a Major-General. the Gil Blas class; who, after various amusing adventures,

M. JULES SLOWACKI. becomes Secretary to the Persian Embassy in England.

At Paris, M. JULES SLOWACKI, one of the most disThe work evinces a minute and familiar acquaintance with the habits and customs of the Persians, and on its publica- || tinguished of the Polish poets, at the early age of thirty-nine. tion attained a standard reputation. In 1832, Mr. Morier

CARDINAL MEZZOFANTI. produced “ Zohrab the Hostage,” in threo volumes, an At Rome, Cardinal MEZZOFANTI, celebrated for his exhistorical novel of the time of Aga Mahommed Shah, a traordinary power in the acquisition of languages.

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