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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 tibsposite benwies, from Sir Robert Piddpwn;fol�Ir; Peter Borthmck/^^ only stare with a fopKsh face of wbndfer., Theinan whom they declared to have been miltyof^^" false arid scandalous lilbel," and who was tnerefoxe to be reprimanded, .^'avouched it to their heads," reiterated every syllable of it, and they dared not to Open their lips to caJl the attention of the chair to this fresh indignity, this accumulatied insult. Lord Maidstone toM the House on Monday that if he had tamely put up witlLthe affront offered in Mr. O'ponnell's speech at the.Crown andAnchor^ he should have expected his constituents, when neK:t he met theni, " one and all consecutively to spitin his faccx" After what passed on Wednesday nighty and the unchecked re-assertion of the charge by the original author of it in his presence, does his lordship consider himself quite free from the danger of the anticipated inflictionP What! could not oneof all.the high^blooded and high-minded, Tories rise to move that the honourable and learned member's words be taken down, prepjaratory to the severest visitation of the House for the "false and scandalous libel" in the first instanccy alnd its daring and unqualified reiterar tion afterwards P No: all were mute-aU craven! Well might Lord John Russell Ntaunt them on Monday with their ,** pitiful pusillanimity, which could send a poor printer to Newgate for abusing the House of Conimons, but which dared not to touch a hair of the hea,d of a m^ like Mr. O'Connell." Had the honourable and.learne^ ihember for Dubtin required A new triumph still more to endear him to his countrymen, and to add to his mighty power and influence among them, he would have been indebted for it to the Tories. The Speaker discharged his fainfiil duty with the calm dignity becPming his station, n his address lie preserved the tone of reproof which he no doubt deemed necessary to support the moral influence of the great assembly over whicn he was appointed to preside; and had the circumstances justified the reproof, it would, from ii^ style, have been most effective. While Mr." O'Connell declared his entire adherence to the expressions delivered by him at the Crown and Anchor, he judicipiisly refrainedfrom the uselessly offensive repetition of them, and it was obvious to those who heard him that he would willingly have withdrawn the objectionable words, could he have done so without sacrificing the force of their import. In his speech which followed, andwhich terminated by a motion for a committee, to be nained;l)y the Speaker, to investigate the truth of the charge he had. brought forward; he was studious to avoid the employment of any terms stronger than such as were absolutely necessary to illustrate his meaning. His great position was that, at all events, if what he had asserted of election committees were libellous, it was not false, arid he dared the Tories to give him the opportunity of proving by members who had sat upon such tribunals, and by counsel employed before them, that their decisions were not only guided but governed by political interests. He adverted to Mr. Bul-ler's measure on this subject, now standing for the second reading, and complain?^ tbat it would preserve (p?iny of ;