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Atlas (Newspaper) - March 3, 1838, London, Middlesex ^ 0eneral ^tMi^pu^tv mrt tTotttnal ni literature. ON THE LARGEST SHEET PRlNtED. N 134 iPoUco Reports......134 AGCtdentB and Offences .... 134 Omnium . . .......185 iBanking and Monetary Atlas . . 135 Weekly Retrospect of the Money Market . . .... . 136 Saturday.......... 137 Xeading Articles......137 Damascus and Palmya . . . .138 Theatricals . . . ... . . .138 UTSkATCBE. ' Men of Character.' . . . . . 138 DAY CONTAINS s- FAOB Thoughts on Tactics and Mill^ tary Organization.....139 Scandinavia, Ancient and Modem........ . . 139 An Historical Essay on the real character and amount ofthepre-cedent of the Revolution of 1688 140 A History of Russia.....140 Literary Memoranda-Distinguished Men of Modem Times . .... . . . . .141 Music and Musicians.....141 Fine Arts........141 Literary and Scientiflc Institu- Uons.........141 Army..........141 Gazettes.........142 Births, Marriages, and Deaths . 142 The Markets.......l^^ Advertisements......143 THE POLITICIAN. CHAftACTER OF LORD MELBOURNE. HoNTHLY Chronicle-Brought up from his youth in the intimacy andthe principles of Charles Fox, giving promise of ho ordinary ability in the commencement of his career-^Lord Melbourne came into office late in life when compared with the majority of politicians, equal to him-sdf in talents and soci&l position. To this he owed a certain freedom df thought and largeness of understanding vately to he found amongst men whose early' years have been passed amidst the minutia? of official latbour. To this too he owed that leisure which had gifted a reflective and inquiring mind with very various and even profound acquirements: A graceful and erudite scholar, with a niatural tendency to meditate and reason-on the materials which Ins industry had collected, of cool and wary jud^ent, and endowed with a keen insight into the motives and characters of men, he possessed many of the qualities, which, if his ainbition had been directed towards a less turbulent career, might have distinguished him as a philosopher and historian. But his disposition did not lead him to exaggeratethe advantages of his oWn acquirements; nor indeed had his administriation been marked by that favour towards men of letters which has usually characterised the goveniment of statesmen attachied to liter^ pursmts. Perhaps no minister was ^ver more free nqm aU^:^fi^^ speculative theories and scholt^Mc-dognias. Shaping his politics, not merely ac-. cording to tibs
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