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Gloucester, in September, 1831, at which were

PORCELAIN PAINTING. present two officers, one Captain of the infantry* the other Lieutenant

Mrs. M'han has given a report to the Counci? of the dragoons. Two stranger ladies of the Government School of Design, of a journey were introduced by Captain - and Mr.

undertaken by her to Paris, and to the Staffordafter a time one of the Gloucester gentlemen (be- shire Potteries, during which she inspected the lieved to be Mr. Goodrich) expressed an opinion processes of porcelain painting at the different as to the character, &c., and description of the manufactories; the result of her comparison of ladies, and as Captain declined to give any the artists of the two countries is by no means explanation as to who the ladies were, the suspicion unfavorable to English ability. was strengthened, and subsequently confirmed ; At Messrs. Copeland's manufactory, in Stafa great sensation was excited, and ihe ladies ex- fordshire, more especially, she saw specimens of pelled, and the genilemen (the officers) left too. flower painting in porcelain, equal to the best

. After some time Mr. Goodrich represented productions at Sèvres, where that branch is most the circumstances to Colonel of the admirably executed. This, she remarks, implies, Dragoons, and he brought it under the notice of in the English artist, a much greater degree of the officers, and Lieutenant was offered his merit, because he has been wholly unassisted ; choice of sending in his resignation, or to stand a development of talent being left to individual court-martial ; he preferred the former and left the energy and perseverance ; whilst in France he has regiment.

had the advantage of systematic and special train" • A similar representation of the facts was ing for the employment, and the emulating patafterwards made to his Royal Highness the Duke ronage of a royal manufactory, munificently supof

(Colonel of the -), and Captain ported by the government. was called on to leave the regiment, which

The colors used by the French, she observes, he did, it is believed, at the recommendation of a are superior to those of the English; for flesh court of inquiry.

tints, they have reds and yellows, that will mix ". The ladies were from London, and had been and burn together, which, with the colors used in intimate with Captain and followed him to our potteries, is chemically impossible; the media Cheltenham, and he brought them to Gloucester. made use of by the French are also superior. In Captain had known Lieutenant neither country is there any attempt at originality and prevailed on him to join him in this frolic, in design, the artistical labor consisting in a conafter dining with him. Mr. -'s case ex. tinual process of copying. Mrs. M'Ian thinks cited considerable sympathy at the time, as he that if, in the Female School at Somerset House, was not the original offending party, and it was a class was formed for studying the art of painting in consequence of this feeling that Captain porcelain in a superior manner, the more skilful was complained of to his commanding officer.'

pupils would find employment at their own homes, “ The act complained of in this instance was

as the manufacturers would be happy to transmit 'not cognizable by a court of law,' and could to them work for execution. not be considered a breach of military discipline,' and nevertheless the military authorities were pre

From the Examiner, 17 May. pared to grant a court-martial if the officers implicated had not preferred the offered alternative of

AMERICAN DESIGNS REGARDING OREGON. retiring from the service."

Mr. Calhoun, after having recapitulated the hisThe duke, in reply, referred to the drivelling tory of the Oregon negotiations, asks— letter above quoted, and declined any further cor- “ Has the time arrived when it would be wise respondence.

and prudent for us to attempt to assert and mainThe Duke of York, we are sure, would have tain our exclusive right to the territory against the come to a very different conclusion. He would adverse and conflicting claim of Great Britain ? I not have allowed a charge of falsehood to rest answer-No, it has not; and that for the decisive upon one of two officers without clearing it up one reason, because the attempt, if made, must prove way or the other, and either disproving it or re-unsuccessful against the resistance of Great Brilieving the service of the officer who had brought tain. We could neither take nor hold it against disgrace on it.

her; and that for a reason not less decisive-that The doctrine that a charge of falsehood does not she could in a much shorter time, and at far less come under the class of offences against discipline, expense, concentrate a far greater force than we in behavior unbecoming the character of an officer could in the territory. We seem to forget, in the and a gentleman, has been reserved for the Duke discussion of this subject, the great events which of Wellington's advanced age. The boast of an have occurred in the eastern portion of Asia durintrigue may be licensed in the new chivalry of ing the last year, and which have so greatly the army, but that is not all in this case ; the extended the power of Great Britain in that alleged boaster denies the boast, and he and the quarter of the globe. She has there, in that brother officer who so reported him are left most period, terminated successfully two wars; by one awkwardly at issue as to a matter of fact. The of which she has given increased quiet and staquestion to be answered, as Mr. Barker has bility to her possessions in India ; and by the shown, is, has Sir W. Russell slandered Cap-other, has firmly planted her power on the eastern tain Sutton, or has Captain Sutton in effect coast of China, where she will undoubtedly keep slandered Sir W. Russell, by denying words up, at least for a time, a strong military and naval which the other truly asserted he had uttered? force, for the purpose of intimidation and strengthIs it for the credit and honor of the service ening her newly-acquired possession. The point that such questions as these should remain un. she occupies there, on the western shore of the answered ?

Pacific, is almost directly opposite to the Oregon * In the statement sent to the commander-in-chief the territory, at the distance of about 5,500 miles names and regiinents are given.

from the mouth of Columbia river, with a tranquil ocean between, which may be passed over in six | commercial advantages, which will in time prove weeks. In that short time she might place, at a to be great. We must not overlook the important moderate expense, a strong naval and military events to which I have alluded as having recently force at the mouth of that river, where a formi- occurred in the eastern portion of Asia. As great dable body of men, as hardy and energetic as any as they are, they are but the beginning of a series on this continent, in the service of the Hudson of a similar character, which must follow at no Bay Company, and numerous tribes of Indians distant day. What has taken place in China will under its control, could be prepared to sustain in a few years be followed in Japan, and all the and coöperate with it. Such is the facility with eastern portions of that continent. Their ports, which she could concentrate a force there to main- like the Chinese, will be opened; and the whole tain her claim to the territory against ours, should of that large portion of Asia, containing nearly they be brought into collision by this bill. I now half of the population and wealth of the globe, turn to examine our means of concentrating an will be thrown open to the commerce of the opposing force by land and water, should it become world, and be placed within the pale of European necessary to maintain our claim. We have no and American intercourse and civilization. A military or naval position in the Pacific Ocean. vast market will be created, and a mighty impulse Our feet would have to sail from our own shores, will be given to commerce. No small portion of and would have to cross the line and double Cape the share that would fall to us with this populous Horn in 56 degrees of south latitude; and turning and industrious portion of the globe, is destined to north, recross the line, and ascend to latitude 46 pass through the Oregon territory to the valley of north, in order to reach the mouth of Columbia the Mississippi, instead of taking the circuitous river-a distance from New York (over the and long voyage round Cape Horn, or the still straightest and shortest line) of more than 13,000 longer, round the Cape of Good Hope. It is miles, and which would require a run of more mainly because I place this high estimate on its than 18,000 miles of actual sailing on the usual prospective value, that I am so solicitous to preroute. Instead of six weeks, the voyage would serve it, and so' adverse to this bill, or any other require six months. I speak on the authority of precipitate measure which might terminate in its one of the most experienced officers attached to loss. If I thought less of its value, or if I regardthe Navy Department. These facts are decisive. ed our title less clear, my opposition would be We could do nothing by water. As far as that less decided." element is concerned, we could not oppose to Mr. Calhoun then goes on to show that the her a gun or a soldier in the territory. But, as only means by which Oregon can be secured is to great as are the impediments by water, they are, bide our time. “ All we want,

says he, “ to at present, not much less so by land. If we as- effect our object in this, is wise and masterly inacsume some central point in the State of Missouri tivity." as the place of rendezvous, from which our military force would commence its march for the territory, the distance to the mouth of the Co

From the Congregational Magazine. lumbia river will be about 2,000 miles; of which

AND IS THERE CARE IN HEAVEN ? much more than 1,000 miles would be over an unsettled country consisting of naked plains or mountainous regions, without provisions, except

In heavenly spirits to these creatures base ?"--SPENSER. such game as the rifle might supply. On a great On that this palled but hungry soul, could find portion of this long march the force would be That bread of life which stays the fainting mind, liable to be attacked and harassed by numerous Drink of that living spring whose waters flow, and warlike tribes of Indians, whose hostilities At once to cleanse the heart and heal its woe; might be readily turned against us by the British Or catch some kindly voice, whose cheering sway traders. To march such a distance without oppo- Might wake this palsied will to soar away, sition would take upwards of 120 days, assuming Trusting no more its refuges of lies, the march to be at the usual rate for military Touched by a power descending from the skies, forces. Should it be impeded by the hostilities In showers as gentle as the summer dew of Indians, the time would be greatly prolonged. That dropt on Hermon, and as copious too. I now ask, how could any considerable force sustain itself in so long a march, through a region so Oh! to launch forth from earth's perplexing dream; destitute of supplies? And how could supplies be Oh! for a draught of that immortal stream, found to return, if a retreat should become neces- Which, redolent of heaven transports us there, sary? A few thousand regulars, advantageously And on its crystal wave makes haste to bear fortified on the Columbia river, with a small The sympathies of angels back to men, naval force to support them, could, with the aid And raise the spirit from the dust again! of the men employed by the Hudson Bay Com- Are they not ministers who day and night pany, and the coöperation of the Indians under its Stand round the throne in robes of spotless white ? influence, bid defiance to any effort we could make And all the care these bending myriads know, to dislodge them. If all other difficulties could be Lives it not only for this world below? surmounted, that of transporting a sufficient bat. And thrills there not even in this widowed breast, tering-train, with all its appurtenances, to so great A chord in tune with those which never rest, a distance, and over so many obstacles, would be cold though it be, and impotent to raise insuperable. After showing that Great Britain Its voiceless breathings in the Father's praise ? would infallibly resist, and that America would have no chance, Mr. Calhoun continues :—" But it Yes there are cares and sympathies above ; may be asked, "What then? Shall we abandon And earth, the wedded of those realms of love, our claim to the territory?" I answer, 'No.' I Partakes the glory, and reflects the bliss, am utterly opposed to that. The territory has | When that world's fulness overflows on ihis.

" And is there care in heaven? and is there love

From the Spectator. suppose that such a Protestant monarch as George MAYNOOTH: A VOICE FROM THE PAST.

the Third would ever have permitted the orginal

establishment of Maynooth, could the most lynxThe Protestant Gathering, in the course of their eyed bigotry, in a state of reason, have detected church-militant agitation, have concocted a circular Romanism in it: and with respect to amount, a in support of “our common Protestantism,” which large addition might be claimed as a mere matter bears the respectable signature of their chairman, of bargain, from the increase in prices, the more Sir Culling Eardley Smith, and has been freely expensive, the genteeler style of living among the addressed in all directions. Unluckily, as it turns middle classes, and, greater than all, the effect out, one of these letters-missive was sent to the which our improved and improving modes of locoVery Reverend Heneage Horsley, the son of that motion have had in equalizing prices between the Bishop Horsley whose "mighty spear,” in the capital and the provinces. All things considered, words of Gibbon, "has repeatedly pierced the it is probable that 1,0001. a year, in Ireland in the Socinian shield of Priestley ;'whose labors in the last century, was equal in real value to at least cause of biblical literature show that to zeal he 2,0001. now. united knowledge, (which is not always the case ;) There is more of Bishop Horsley than of his and whose Toryism, or rather whose resistance to son in this letter to Sir Culling ; the writer's own unconstitutional change in church or state, is well arguments are chiefly incidental or subordinate. known. A short residence in Ireland, added to Two points, however, are so well put—the talk other opportunities has convinced Mr. Heneage about the uselessness of “conciliation," and the Horsley that “there are but two ways by which fact of the state of Maynooth (denied by some the Irish church can be preserved: the one is, by Protestant orator)—that we will quote them for the acts of conciliation, similar to the one now pend- benefit of Sir Robert Inglis and the rest, who will ing in Parliament; the other, by holding Ireland come up on Monday like giants refreshed to opas a conquered province ; to accomplish which, it pose the third reading. will be necessary to maintain constantly within “I have heard it frequently asked, in the course her borders a standing army of not less than of my last visits, and more ihan once in the four 60,000 men. Mr. Horsley, therefore, could not days I have now been here (in Dublin)—what is the go along with the views of the exclusive Protes- use of conciliation? what benefit is to be expected tants of Exeter Hall and the Crown and Anchor ; from it? what good has it as yet effected ? "Conand having, a year or two ago, before this May- CILIATION, sir! why, this is surely mockery. nooth extension was thought of, explained his Does anything which the British parliament has opinion to the Archbishop of Dublin, he did not as yet done to improve the condition of the Roman feel inclined to submit to the imputation of a want Catholics in Ireland, when the manner of the of Protestant principle, which the Crown and doing of it, and the delay in the doing of it, are Anchor circular imputes to those who refuse to taken into consideration, deserve the name? The admit the infallibility of the self-elected holinesses. old adage, . Bis dat qui cito dat,' is in no instance Instead, however, of putting forward his own ar- of greater force and verity than when applied to guments, Mr. Horsley, in a short pamphlet before cases of legislative grace and favor. When conus,* falls back upon his father ; and shows, by ferred promptly, cheerfully, and freely, they do win extracts from his speeches in the house of lords, the hearts and affections of those on whom they from 1791 to his death, that, fifty years ago, are conferred; but when wrung from an unwilling Bishop Horsley was prepared to advance further senate by fear and apprehension, they are totally than Sir Robert Peel is even now—that, besides valueless. Where, in the name of all that is advocating the abolition of the penal laws to the equitable and just, has been the 'cito,' in the alleextent of Catholic emancipation, he was really viatory dealings of England with Ireland ? prepared to recognize the Pope, and pay the Rom- I remember well the period of the union. I ish clergy. These extracts are interesting for was then at an age when the discussion of such their vigorous and manly style ; but still more cu- topics of exciting interest by men of powerful rious for their suggestions. How slow is the pro- minds, as those topics were that were connected gress of opinion and “the march of mind !” Half with that measure, leave a lasting impression on a century ago, all the great political leaders of the mind. It was my good fortune frequently to every party—Pitt, Fox, Burke, Grenville-were hear such discussions, at the table of my father, anxious to concede Catholic emancipation, to en- of Lord Thurlow, of Mr. Windham, of Sir John dow the priests, (if paying them is endowment,) Cox Hippesley. On all these occasions, and on and to open up diplomatic relations with Rome"; several others of a similar kind, I heard it averred whilst one of the most eminent prelates and stout- again and again, that one of the most powerful est champions of the established church was wil- inducements employed to reconcile the Irish peoling to march with them pari passu. Now, a ple to the union, was an explicit promise given by miserable addition of 17,0001. a year is denounced the then rulers of the country, that emancipation, as destructive," and "damnable," and certain or in other words the repeal of the penal laws, to draw down the direct vengeance of Heaven should follow hard upon.' Was a delay of nineupon the whole country by those who take upon and-twenty years a following hard upon ? No themselves to

wonder, sir, that hope so long deferred made the

hearts of the Roman Catholics sick. No wonder " Deal damnation round the land.”

that a people should fret and groan, and become Yet as a matter of principle, it is impossible to clamorous, unruly, and turbulent, under such long

procrastinated justice. Then again, this silly--for *"A

Letter from the Very Reverend Heneage Horsley, silly it really is— Protestant agitation, and revival to Sir Culling Eardley Smith, Bart., on the subject of the of the absurd • No-Popery' cry about Maynooth!! Maynooth Grant ; embodying the opinions of the late Sir Culling, I have visited the establishment measures of legislative relief to the Roman Catholics." there. Two years ago, I narrowly inspected all Published by Longman and Co.

its miserable, and wretched, and destitute, and, I


will add, (I mean no offence, for it must be the that I had never been accustomed to office duty; poverty of its means and not the will of its direc- that I feared I should ill perform the services tors that consents,) its dirty, and nasty, and filthy required of me; and that a permanent residence in economy; and I confess, sir, I blushed for the town would most materially affect my health. meanness of my countrymen, that can dignify the “ As these objections still remain in full force, paltry pittance their government at present doles it would be inconsistent in me to accept an apout to the institution, with the title of an act of pointment of so much greater importance, the bounty to the Irish Roman Catholic church. duties of which I am informed are not confined to

No, sir ; such acts of bounty and conciliation the military profession alone, but are intimately will effect nothing. They must be of a different connected with the financial expenditure of the character : more in number, and more promptly country.' (or they will come too late) and more cheerfully But if not a very great, Lord Hill was a very rendered : and even then it will take time to good man. In boyhood his tenderness of disposisoften down and entirely extinguish the asperities tion had been so remarkable, that his old schooland bitterness of feeling which a long train of mistress could not afterwards believe that Hill injury and oppression have engendered. But, was conspicuous in the bloody battles of which under God, time will extinguish them.”

the newspapers were full : and the same kindliness of feeling attended him through life, except

when professional duty interfered. His domestic From the Spectator.

affections were strong, and equally permanent : SIDNEY'S LIFE OF LORD HILL. the same may be said of the simplicity of his

tastes. During the most bustling period of the The late Commander of the Forces was rather a Peninsular war, and in the height of his greatness good lieutenant than a great captain. His orderly as commander-in-chief, his letters to his family are habits and his kindness of heart made him an full of home affections, and home reminiscences of excellent administrator; for his influence extended dogs, plants, field-sports, and neighbors. The not merely to material but to moral results. His love of gardening and rural improvements stuck to military skill, his courage, and experience, ren-him to the last; and a short time before his death, dered him a successful subordinate, as his prudence in his last letter, he is full of a pond he appears to made him a safe commander : nor was he devoid have been draining, of daring conception and “ warlike wiles" in sec- The family of the Hills, though unennobled, ondary affairs. But he was too merely a soldier was old and respectable—one of that “ Old Engever to have been a great chief; who must have a lish gentleman" class which is perhaps peculiar to large portion of the statesman in his capacity, to England, and has strongly operated upon the naplan his campaigns with a view to ultimate effects, tional mind. This, in fact, was the character of to render his victories resultful, and his defeats the general himself; and, according to one of his only a pro tanto loss, not entire destruction. As officers, his appearance greatly influenced the rusfar as fighting goes, mere soldiers may often fight tic recruits, he looked so much like a country genbattles not less skilful, and much bloodier, than tleman in regimentals ; whilst serious soldiers from the Marlboroughs, Bonapartes, or Weilingtons ; the towns looked up to him for his relationship to but the “be-all and end-all” is so many killed, the Reverend Rowland Hill—whose fame, good wounded, and missing. The operations do not, man, is dying away. His mind was as much aflike Blenheim or Ramilies, Marengo or Monte- fected by his real status as his appearance. He notte and its suite, the passage of the Douro or had none of the genius of the adventurer, and none Torres Vedras, (without fighting at all,) clear a of his vices, or pretence, or littleness. A dutiful country of the enemy. Lord Hill wanted this loyalty to the crown was an impulse of his nature; larger power; for although it may be said that he but beyond this, he seems to have looked upon had no opportunity of displaying his qualities as a life with a philosophic eye-weighing wealth, commander, it is tolerably certain that he could rank, and fashion, as extrinsic circumstances, and not seize them when working out before his eyes. taking his own advancement very quietly, as someIt seems clear from his letters when he was with thing that came to him in return for services, and the army in the Peninsula, that he had not a to which he was entitled, but not as a thing that glimpse of the strategy of his chief, but thought had changed him. Nor, in truth, did it seem to that the occupation of Portugal was dependent on have enlarged his comprehension : his range what a day might bring forth.

might expand with his elevation, but his style of In justice, however, to this worthy English considering things was much the same. gentleman, it should be said that he made no pre- There is nothing very striking in the life of tensions to be chief or politician, but had the good Lord Hill beyond what is known from the Gasense to refuse office in either capacity. In 1827, zette. He was born in 1772; and having chosen the command of the Forces in India was offered the army for his profession, was sent to a military him, but declined, partly on account of his health. academy at Strasburg. He was appointed to an He was twice offered the Ordnance : and the last ensigncy in March, 1791 ; and in 1800 had attime he gave his reasons for refusing the Master- tained the rank of colonel, through luck, interest, ship, in a letter to the premier, Lord Goderich. and strict attention to his duties, conjoined with

My feelings of gratitude," he said, “ for so his services at Toulon. He subsequently served marked a proof of his Majesty's gracious favor, in Egypt and Ireland ; went with the absurd exare, if possible, increased by the very flattering pedition to the Weser; was with Moore during terms in which your lordship has been pleased to the Coruna campaign; embarked with Wellington address me on the subject. It will probably be in on the first expedition to Portugal; served throughyour recollection, that when offered the Lieuten- out the whole of the Peninsular war; and comant-Generals rip of the Ordnance some years ago manded the army in the Netherlands during the by my friend the Duke of Wellington, I assigned Hundred Days, till Wellington's arrival from the following reasons for declining it-namely, / Vienna. In 1828 he was appointed to the office of commander-in-chief; he resigned it from failing information on the subject. If I had received such health in August, 1843; and died in the following an application, I would have told him what I have December.

told others, that the subject was too serious to be The volume which gives the narrative of Lord trifled with; for that if any real authenticated hisHill's life is not so overdone as many late biogra- tory of that war by an author worthy of writing it phies ; but it is not a very striking or skilful pro- were given, it ought to convey to the public the duction : being impeded by reflections, and inter- real truth, and ought to show what nations really rupted by needless remarks upon the original ma- did when they put themselves in the situation the terials the author is using. We suspect the hero Spanish and Portuguese nations had placed themhad better have been allowed to tell more of his selves; and that I would give information and own story, by means of his correspondence, and materials to no author who would not undertake the journal or memorandums of his life that he to write upon that principle. I think, however, was in the habit of keeping, and which are used that the period of the war is too near; and the by bits in the volume before us. The true function character and reputation of nations, as well as inin Lord Hill's case was an arranging editor rather dividuals, are too much involved in the description than a compiling biographer : for the real value of these questions for me to recommend, or even of the work consists in its anecdotes and letters, encourage, any author to write such a history as which require little more than telling or explain- some, I (fear,) would encourage at the present ing. Many of these are interesting from their do- moment. mestic character, or from the persons and events This is my opinion upon the subject in gento which they relate. We will take our extracts eral ; and I 'should have conveyed it to Mr. from the latter class. The following letter from Southey, if he and his friends had applied to me. the Duke of Wellington exhibits the duke's way “ In respect to your reference to me, I receive of offering a loan, Hill's father having got involved it, as everything that comes from you, as a mark in difficulties. The offer is handsome, liberal, and of your kind attention to me. Unless you approve business-like ; settled at once, without any neces- of the principle which I have above stated, there sity for further discussion.

is nothing to prevent you from giving Mr. Southey Paris, 20th Feb., 1816.

any information you please. But I should wish “My dear Hill-I received only yesterday as that would be, in fact, to involve me in his

you not to give him any original papers from me, evening your letter of the 16th ; and I am very work without attaining the object which I have in much concerned for the unfortunate circumstances view, which is a true history. which have occasioned the necessity for your “Believe me, ever yours most sincerely, return to England. I consent to it, as well as to

“ WELLINGTON.” that of Sir Noel. Let him apply through the official channel ; but he need not wait for the an

From some passages in the volume it would swer.

seem that William the Fourth stuck closer by the "In the existing state of public and private reform bill than some at the time supposed him to credit in England, I am apprehensive that you will have done, and took upon himself a canvass which find it difficult to procure the money which you rather belonged to the premier, one would think. will require. I have a large sum of money which reform bil greatly tried him. No slight honor is

“The position of affairs at the period of the is entirely at my command; and I assure you that I could not apply it in a manner more satis. due to his memory from his own political party, factory to me than in accommodating you, my dear for the way in which he maintained his indepenHill, to whom I am under so many obligations, dence in office at that time. Not only did he and your father, for whom I entertain the highest remain firm under the difficulties of being opposed respect, although I am not acquainted with him. to the government, but he was unmoved by the I trust, therefore, that if you should experience intimation of the king himself, his kind and indulthe difficulty which I expect you will in finding gent master, that his majesty wished him to vote money to settle the disagreeable concern in which for the bill. "Sir H. T.,' he says in his memoyour family is involved, you will let me know it, randa, 'communicated to me H. M.'s wish that I and I will immediately put my man of business in should vote for the second reading of the reform London in communication with yours, in order to

bill. I gave no reply; but said I would consider apply it to you. Ever yours most sincerely,

the subject.' “WELLINGTON."

“When the bill was again brought forward in

the house of lords, the following conversation took There is another letter in reply to one from Hill, place between his majesty and Lord Hill. I give who had had an application from some common it from his lordship's own notes. The king sent friend for papers for Southey's history of the Pen- me a note desiring my attendance at the palace. insular war. The duke had observed the laure- His majesty, after speaking on the subject of the ate's leaning to the Spanish patriots ; who were college, said, the discussion on the reform bill such objects of admiration thirty or forty years was about to be again brought forward in the ago to those who knew nothing about them. It house of lords ; and that he could not but wish also conveys his idea of what a true history ought that it should go into committee, which would to be.

show the country that the lords were not averse to London, 25th October, 1821. some reform, and might make alterations when in · My dear Hill—I have received your letter ; committee. In consequence of what Sir H. Tayand sincerely congratulate you upon the success lor said to me on this subject about a fortnight of your nephew, (in his election,) and this fresh ago, and from the manner in which the king spoke instance of the deserved respect in which you and to me, I felt that he expected me to state my senyour family are held in the county of Salop. timents and intentions. I therefore told his maj

“In respect to Mr. Southey, I have heard in the esty, that on the last occasion I had acted in a way whole that he was writing a history of the war in which I understood was satisfactory to him, namely, the Peninsula ; but I have never received an appli- by not voting at all ; that I still entertained the cation from him. either directly or indirectly, for I same objection to the bill; and that, according to

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