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   British Press (Newspaper) - February 15, 1820, London, Middlesex                                I.i. ING of LIVERYMEN, MEftCHANTS nANkEftK ,,a (>'heT, FRIENDS of Ite Right Hoo���bU the LORD MAYOR, Md at the Lon'dqtl Tavern. Riihpps^le-.lrtel, OH Friday, the lllb d�y of <'ebt��ry. 1820, Sir CLAO DllJS STEPH EN HIJJ5JIEB, Bart, in the Chair} VRUEHT, Sir Richanl Csrr Gl;d, Bart. ani) Ald ter, Es^. .Stc. &c. &c.       �     � It traa moved     George Barneit, E,'q --�cci)n|fd by Mr. Alderman C. Smith-and rrtmrveJ iiriiwjiinouriy, lal.Tbat it the welfare of the Brituh MbtropoU'^ that it ahould be re-' pretented in PArrmnent by Gcntlein^*-*bo aije aleady in iheir attachment to the Cuoatilulion uf the coii'njrj, and lu the riglilJ andpriv"ilej(e> of tbeir fellow.citiiius, experienced and iiiierested to ber cdmmelrcial prospferily, and  rtrir>l independence and honour; and that they, iherefure, r rd Mayor baa Receded to rhe wiahes uf Jiia Frienda.in pro|i�4ii|a.iMlw.P<^ Besulved unanimonaly, 7th, That the proreedioga of tbe Meeting be published in the Moruiug and Evening News, papers. Tbe Deputation having waited on tbe Lord Mayor, and relifriied to the Meeting, reported- That tbe Lord Mayor bad expressed bis most grateful thanks fur tbe ubligatiun that so numerous and respeclable a Meeting bad c'6nferr� 0tii^^be happy to presebt himself to the Livery, aad share lhe'labaurs.Vibich bisfrieuda had so kindly begun in bis behalf; and that, although he felt it to be his duty to sup. pbi t Ihe Government wbilsl they acted faitbfnily in discbarge ftf their duly, yet be trusted that be should ever preserve It's perfect independence; and if lie had the honulir lu be ilecfed, give hi.4 Vole in Parliament according in the beslof Insjudgment for tbe benefit of bis country, and tbe advan-tige uf bis fellow-ciliiens. ." N.B. The Cummillee will sit dafly at tbe London Tavern lintll after hii late Majeaty'a Fuiiural; and it is requested ibat'all coiomunicatioua relating to the Election may be wade to the Chairman or Deputy Chairman. GAS LIGHT AND COKE COMPANY, w    v+v, . Loudon, Febrn* J 14,18��.; > NOTICE" i� hereby" {fiveii, tlutt a �t>efial Coiirt oT the Proprietors of this Oompany,' will be bridtfn WEDNESDAY'thelatdayof March next, at EI�tbi  ised'iu tbis.�uuntry, gives a lone to erery muscular fibre uf tbe paliciil, reslurcs his animal spiVils, and re.eal�blialies his vigour without infljiniiiK the roiistitntiuu, anil thus ex. puling him lo the lUngers uf a relapsp. Sdiy, in Strictures of tlie Ureibra, .Mrksrs. Curric and Co.'s plan yf IrealrarnI has SI) far SMrpansrd every ulher method uf cure, that Ibry have excited the astouislinicut and apprubalioo uf the must ditiinguisbed medical uien,by elTeciiug in three wetks cures which defied all Ihe resuurces of their skiU. Mewn. Curri* and Cu. uf late have bad several patiruts who have bveo weak rnuugh lu place Ihtmselve^iiiider Ibe rare, and *ub> wittu tbenindeuf .IrcatiBent of men utterly unakilled iu tbecurs of this ibmt �Mn|!er0us' and painful eomplaiuii and trben. aflefi tbe loss jrf''m>(|l.lilBe'aad muoryj, thvj ap. plie^ lu tfcrm, and felt the efficacy, vfllielr plan, ibfy^Kve been invariably as warm iu, their COipmeildatiuDS of ib^ skiij "0 which Ibey owed, tbeir fritoratioo, a� fiMng ia their fwi* sure of ibe i|;'iiaraiiC8 lo ivtiicb Ibey'bad liearly fallep Patiems in Ihe country *re desired ti^ slate |>trl>cill'ii's "f the casrs; tbeir ietters must bcpsblliald, ettih>M tion, in 2 vols. 8vo. embellished .with several coloured Plates, price 28s. bds. ETTEKS IroiD the COURT olTRU'OUV, written duriiig a Ten Years' Residence Ibat Country. Published fruui the Originals, in Ihe possession of tbe Family uf tbe late RICHARD TULLY, Esq. the British Cuusul. " Like Lady Wurlley Montagu's, these pages have tbe merit uf bringing every thing immediately before tbe eye; but Ibey far exceed her's in the importance of their statement*, and ai the same lime, never awaken iu the mind of Ibe reader a sunpiciun Ibat the author has been mure anxious tu say a good ihinglban a true one."-Eclectic Review. Primed fur Henry Colburn aud Co. Cuuduit-street. T URGENT DISTRESS. COMMITTEE of   the WIDOWS' E , FRIEND and BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, in returning their cordial Ibaiiks lo a benevolent Public fur Ihe ready answer ihey have made tu their urgent call fur aid in favour of the distressed poor of the metropolis, think it due lu Ihe kindness of their friends to offer the followihg statement uf the mode iu which such aid is at present applied. They are eni;aged iu relieving 500 case^, cuiisistiug of aliout 2,000 individuals, by personal visits, by the gift of money, potatoes, soup, coals, mattresses composed of straw in the cheapest covering, bUukels, and rugs; arlicles either of so mean a description, or so stamped witlt tbe mark uf the Society, as to lessen the prdbabilily of tbeir being pledged or seized fur rent. In cases of dangerous sickness, both clerical and meilical aid has been obtained, by which it is hoped bulb Ibe spiritual aud temporal maladiea of the suffefers have beeu clfectnally relieved. Stilt much and pungent distress presents itself to tbe inquiries of Ihe Cummittee; and as it. is their object to administer relief iu the most eii^tual mode, by enabling tbe distressed poor to obtaiu tbeir .own Jiyelihuod, it' ia not only exnedient tu redeem rndny necessary articles from pledge, and lo furnish Iheni with small sums uf muuey, that by Ihe Iralfic of fish, fruil, &c. Ibfy may procure. Iheir daily suppurt, but also to afiuid ti| wue, Lang-burn, and Cu. A Lady, by F. Cappell, Esq. - 5  0 -By Messrs. Draaiidnnd. M.G. .        lOs ScL J.Cit.       -, 6  0_ Cunlributiovis uf clnlhak for the poor are gvnerally neelvi ed by the Kev. H. Build, New Bridge-slreel; and Mr. T. ^rajvard, Salisbury-square; aud vf ^nian�y, at. tb*. foHP*-iag Baukrrs:-Messrx. Huanr, 37, Fi�5el,slr�el j. Jlessra. telttotiadod, Cbaring.crvsa; tH^n. Bruwiie^ Uto^iirui and Co.-Bijeklri^biiry ^ likeH&'e'by* lllisairs. Hatcbaird: and C. w. O. V. T. Hamlet, Esq. T H. P. By Messrs. Hatcbard and ' Son. A I.ady in Hampshire Mi.s P. A Udy Miss ReynardspB Colonel Armstrong It. SutloH, Esq. V.G. A. F. G. Juhu Pearson, Esq. t 10 I 1 S 1 2..�d. 1 b b   0 THE JKADWHt^Sy^^tipAY NIOHT. , Or^U the pdemrof Barj|ii>the t'otfof's Sntur-daif Night is uiiiversiilly; f�tt^�t� be the most h^i^^i^ ful .'Ri^ iiitetestiiig. ^ TJ)^>picture of dnmesti.b peafr; 9^d;purity was dnmti^ tliepoot wlten his was peaceful alYdn|ire ; aitd nocoriiingly, ther^� attie^s over it a diil#:tn(i^iiQinoiiblr(J i�ght, ihrough. which the. virttiet^ t|b4>^i�doin, uod h lqtigU, .and that S�iru� chrered his Iriwd and noble heart duriug thl^}^>l by which lie supported, liisfittberTa^iHiiefim^ with the strains that hrougbtyiyidly beftwieiU l^�itea of all the mctst sacred things by which that IjtotFehold ttlessed. It ig.iiot possible la' imagioe^My- spectacle more glorious to a: country thai) l^tpfauch a ptusaot so eooplfiye/f.. Poor, but ii1|r^iHiiing-toiliti^, but iiot overborne-almvtit^a^liilW yea    bitt a luta bliud to theydestiiiiyi' iit tmce- ip dark aird so bfi|;b!, that WU� awaiting htm-^and^et, wo may well sop* i pose,,iiotutvviii /Atfre-i*u(k^dtlrat |i<^i^4ftt'beHiniihi nonr as the peet and beoefaetor of her peo^^le. This poem was ccAnpoaed in his heart beneath the suhshiite and,tii� clouds; and when (he bonfs of bodily toil and mental ioipiratioit were gmtk fay (aitd with Burns iliey ,w�rs (he satne], he reituined at nigbt-fall lo hi* father's house, uud snl down revereiitiy. in presence of the^rey' hairs wh"tt;h he kept sacred from the ashes of poverty uiid affliction. Tlie poem, therefore, is one ofsnstained and almost perfect bi^ty-for every morning he brought toil a heart fresh with joyfuln^ss aud virtue, while .the 'iutervaU of compoMiioii were thus filled w'tlh'all the thoughts, feelings, and-images that his genius lias rendered immortal. ^The subject 'was a happy on ^ with a due sense of the virtues of England, tloes there exist among tbe peasantry a uni(>n of knowledge, inorality, and religion, so universal, and so intense, and so solemn, us to constitule national character- to hallow and Hublime that NIOHT, which feels, as it were, the itifiueuce of the approaching sabbath, and tu render it a weekly featival, held both in mirth'-ful gladsoroeaegv, and in piotM comiiosure of heart. It is the spirit oT religion thiU makes the Cottar's Sdturduy>night at once deligbtful fiiid awfiil tp out imagination, and fit subjetrt for the very highest of all -poetry. We know that on that tjight the Bible is opened in ten tbousauti dwellings-and that ijie voice of psalms and of prayer is heard tfeep down in tfae^ glens, and hi^h upvn the hills of Scotland. -On that night I wil^�ot'sar^Mit the hardships aiid �r�ia*:erio^Tjr1if�iti� iiilt �^t�>#b^ thtHe tsfiose lot it is to^eudure theni-r-for sti-on^ and tenacious mustneedsbiitbeaiemory of thepoor; but Iwill aay, that if their hardships and wants are not then forgot> ten, so neither are their enjoyments and their blessings; ihatin the calm confidence which Ihe humble feel when on their knees before God and iheir Redeemer, fear and sorrow miulaler unto piety, that it is sufficient for their grutitit �ide-<-the sami: venerable i'nMge that he was iiaarly twenty years ago, mity liis locks, if possible, more perfsi:lly and purely; white, bis cheeks sodtewhiit. more wau< iiiid his eye� ulntost as dim as those ol" bhiidtieas' itself.' His daughter, who had bseuthe beauty of tlie |jarisb,��hen 1 was at school, was uow a lueeit and gentle'Hiattroa, and carried an Jnfaut in her urtRsj wl�iK**lier ^children, with eyes and feata�es lilice tlieir lnot|ier'i ^*TOf uaiwi'^ it was then that I saw in his tottering steps that the. hand of time had touched him more heavily than, at firiit sight, I had aupposedt After 1 had iiarrbted the tinple story of my own life, I leariit that of theirs-ih8t;it|pjt|>ing had happened to Vliem of hen youth, anii that �ik tihddreii had been born, of whore two, and the mother mentioned it with a low voice, but without tears, had been taken to their .Maker. The husband afterwards' came in. and before our simple evening meal was over, I felt as if I bad beeu for years an inmate of the happy and innocent family. The ofd than then said to me, with a kind voice, that he hoped..I had npt forgotlen, in the life I had led in foreign (;oi^ntries, llie- religious observunclw of (hp peasantry of my native land/ And, aS 'he was speaking, his grand-dangbter,, it jb(eautit^ {(.trf flf aboiit ,�i*ieen .yeaM*,:;broyglrt 1^ '^le,"^ atiid,4�id^^ geiitly'np^Ji6'*ko�^ My eyey are not so good," said tirie pious ^itriariih, " as when yon aiid your school-companions used to cometo visit us of old, but thtfre is MiA light enoujih left in them whereby to read the word of God." Nothing could be more alteeting than the iremulnns voice of .the old man, whose fray hairs were so soon to belaid in the earth, as he read, amidst the profoundest silence, that chapter of the New Testament that records the cruciti.vion. Aud afterwards when the p'ulm waa sung-those same feeble and almost mournful tones were beyond meusufe touching, as they bleitded with the small pipesof the children, aud the sweet melody of the fpfnafii voices. During the prayer that followed, I could out help looking around on the kneeling family-and 1 saw close to the white locks of him whose race was nearly run, the bright and golden head of his little favourite grandson, who, during almost the whole evening, had been sitting on his grandfather's knee. The love of God seemed to descend alike on infancy and old age. The purity of the one allied itself to the piel^' of the other- and the prayer of him who was just leaving life sec;med to bring a bjessing oil tbe head of bim who wiis but just entering upon it. When we all arose tojfether from the prayer a solemn hush prevailed for a few minutes over the room, 'till our hearts, by (Agrees, returned to Ihe thoughts that had previously possessed them-and our conversation, though somewhat mofe grave than before,:recurred to the ordinary topics and business of life. I need not narrate that-conversation, for it was interesting lo me, chiefly frolB ' its kindness, its calmness, and the wisdom of its innocence. I had many questions, too. to ask about the families 1 .had known in my yobth,, all of which were answered with pleasure and a sort of pride biy those who were deli^h*J^d,t heartbat I.had nut forgotten the littfnble friimds of btiierifays j; and ihds iheltoarf-' stole away tilt it was mtdiiight before the son-in-law shewed roe into my bed-chamber, a room at neatly furnished as if it had been in the great city, and kept for the accomroudalion of the few visitors that, whether of kin, or strangers like myself, came in the course of a year to this secluded dwelling. I lay for some horn's awake, reflecting, with the purest delight, on the happiness, the worth, and the piety, of the little family that by this time were all lying around me in sleep. No doubt, thought I, they have their frailties and also their griefs, but that life is enviable which contains, within itself, so many evenings like the one I have now witnessed. So long as there.is a Bible in every cottage in Scotland, and the dust is not safiered ,to lie upon it, Ihe people will be good, and wise, and Hi^ppy. With thoughts sUch as these, 1 at last gently felt away into sleep. I have heard of people who never were conscious of having dreamed-for myself I never sleep but 1 dream, yet after all my dreams I have been able lo discover few of the causes by which they are pro-dured or modified. This night, however^ I had a dream that rose out of the impressions which that family worship had left on my sleeping mind. But though all these impressions were calm, peaceful, and blessed, yet was the dream iUelf which they occuvioned distorted, hideous, and ghastly, us if hell itself were suddenly to glare out ^trough a vision uf heaven. I fancied that I had lost my way on a wide moor during >a night of storms,- and at last came upon a solitary hut, into which I entered for shelter. With that distressful feeling so common in dreaniM I knew not whence I had come, or vrhither I was journeying ; a sense of-unsupportable weariness was alt I knew of life. Soon as I eut�rred tbe cottage I felt u* if l had been there before,: though ey^ry thing seemed wofully aud ruefully io havehieenichangeil. The wet, 'staiAed, clammy, and naked'walls breath, ed over the room the cold air of discomfort and de. sertion-the few articles of furniture were fitted foir th^mean, vile,' and miserable dwelling-and the flickering liglit from a smiill oil-lamp on the clay-fljor, by which the wretchedness around was visible, at times seemed tu expire utterly, as the gusts of wiiid blew tbrough tlie broken panes of a window half jclpsed up with rags autl with straw. . I felt over my whole body the shivering tremor of thnt supierstilious fear that strikes tite heart iu datk, wild,, aud solitary placeo, and that congeals one's very life-blood, as it assails us when reason fs en-ch�ined by sleep. In this ghastly loneliness I heard a long, deep, broken groan; and as I looked in-teiisely into the gloom, an old man seemed sitting before me,-by the dead ashes of a scanty fire, with l�uig locks, whiter than the snaw, and cheeks us suufcenandiaswanas if he had risen from his grave. Can this ghost, Ifiought I in dim perplexity, lie he whom 1 have often seen kiieeliug iu> prayer among Ins family, aud whose reverent! countenauce felt, iipt inanv liights ago, the Chei-rful light of that happjii^t fireside ? What dreadful thing-has hjippehed tp.bim Or to n.-  ^his loneliness, but the words were III frbzeblit my breast, and 1 stubd convulsed itt tUe di|mb:uieiss of .liKbnivingpas^^ INDIA. HADBAS, OCTOOM 8. .Colonel Babnerttlan, Governor of Prini'e of XValrs's Island, died on the eth of Aisgi�M. Hi* funeral w^s celeraled with marks of ap{(l!U|{t>ati; ho-iiourt and on the receipt of the news at iVfadtas minlite guiis, corresponding with his agr (he was in hi� �t. The last Dutch iVJuil, whicli arrived on Friday, conluined an exti(uct fruiti the Batiinian CouranI, uf Ihe 3Ut July, titut'u.ig.tliut iM. IVluntiiiglte, the Commissioner at Paleiubung, hud been forced to retire from that place, with tlM-troops, to the island of Banca. Tile Penung Gazelle, of the I7'h July, mentioiia-that the Dutch were driven from pHlenibung, with, the loss of many men, not by the Chief who was' Set a>ide by ihe Netherlands' Governuietit, ou ills' restoration of the Dutch jiosaeSMun*. but by lliv rrinstuted Sultan, on whom iini'licit dependence had been placed., It may be remembered, that while Java was under our dominion. Pu|embai>g wut-ceded by the Sultan to Great Brtlaiii,�.ii iherxpres� coiKlittuit that he should be maintained ou bi* iltruiie, and supported in his dignity by tbe Briti>h G'lvern-meiit. By a distinct and separute article in the TrC'tiy of 1814, this island was also truioferred la tlie King of the Netherlands; but ou the coniliiions, and subject to those cooipacls which had existed between the King of Great Britain and the Sultan. The tirHact, however, of the Dutch Comtuissionera who were sent from Java-afier tbe truiwfer of Pj-lembang, was tu depose tbe Sultan, whom we had protect^ and seat another on the throne. It is this otb^r irhoi iias expelled the Dutch from his AevcM^ie^^'Fhe' Malays are said tn have opened a battery of thirty pieces of caiiiten upon the Dutch soldiers, who three times stormed their strong hold in vain, and with the loss of 117 men aud two officers killed. Nor does it appear that Itiey liavt been allowed to remain in quiet possession uf the H island of Banca, in which they retired after tbt>|| defeat. In the Svpplement to the XUdius Gazelle, of Oct. 6, it is stated that the news is conliruied uf a revult uf the natives of Banca against thein. There is every reason to conclude, therefore, that the db-piitiion of the Dutch in these possessions wiM not be easily established. MADRAS. OCTOBER 5. Advices have been received from Rangoon, by the Z^rituniiia, stating that the King of Ava died on the 6lh of last June, and was succeeded on the sajiiejday by his grandson. JMocHA.-Accounts from this place brought by. the Hon. Company's cruiser Aurora, coiijirluitte former ones, of the whole coast being uiidfr. ihe control of Ali Pacha. A rumour wus jirevaleut at this place that the Russians had taken Cotisian-.; tiiiople. We can scarce credit this report, but we are told that an universal panic had seized the Turks in the Red Sea. Ali Pacha's sliips wer�all dismantled and laid.up at Judda. The cuminer-cial accounts front this place are satisfactory on the whole; though cofi^ee continued high, yet Indian goodt yielded large profits. Bombay.-Accounts irom Seiiid state Runjefet. Singh to have conquered Kashmeer, KuTCH.-We are concerned to state, that there ha!* beeu a dreadful hurricane, iu the vesterii (nirt of this country. It lasted one day aud two nights': every tree has beeu lorn up by tlie roots, and eviry' kind of cultivation laid waste, towns and villages have been deluged and all perfectly destroyed.- But few people have lost iheir lives; cattle, however, of all descriptions, excepting buflaloes, have in many places been nearly extirpated ; the water generally ill the open country, was running four feet deep, and carts in the fields were carried away-many miles, by the force of the wind. The hurricane bad not been felt at Bhooj on the 2dth of last mouth, but they had experienced eight days of higb*ind, rain, and such constant clouds, that the snu w s a stranger to that capital. The rains, ihuuj^b not heavy, had yet'been constant, since the'13th of July ; nut a seed of cotton had beeu aown Up to the farmer date, whilst the grain crops had rotted. SEPT. 95. A frigate of 46 guns, for bis Majesty's service, was fl-iaied out of the Bombay dock on the 5th in-stani : she is named the Seiringapatam, aud is sta|(!d - to be constructed on a theory calculated lo combine the greatest stability with the l^t paiisible rvsistautre to her sailing; und i� considered altogether to be one of the most formidable ships of war, of her class, known. The fnllowing are given io the Bombay Pap�ts�v tbe dimensions uf the Seringapalam :- - Fttt. Iiuhu Lenith of lower deck................. �7     0 -r-r-keel for tonnage..........I3�     Oj Breadlb (xireiM.....................  40     0 Ueplbiahuld.......................   W     e Burdtiaiinoos, 1,158 J^. .Ki�e�
                            

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