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British Press (Newspaper) - February 25, 1820, London, Middlesex ' ,1 Number SS^S. LONDON, FRIDAY, PflBRUARY 2b\ 1820. PKK^li. 7d. OliATORIOS. THEATRE-ROYAL, COVENT-GARDEN. Under Ibc iinmediiile liirecliun of Mr. Bikbop. ra^HE Nobility, Gentry, and lite Public are M. most respectfully Bcquainled, lliat although it is fnlly the inteiiiioii of Ihe Manager of these Oratorios to five evi-i y possible Novelty and Variety in the Performances, in conse-qneiice of the cxtraordiuary success with which the first Oratorio of the Season was honoured by a nio|, Air. Dunisfl ; Sir Arllnir Wardour, Mr. Chapman; I".. vaiey-19. Ou Illumination by Elertricity-20. Origi- "d Poetry, Winter Scenes, Light, &c'.-21. Varieties, lileiary and Scieulific-22. New PublicalioBB, with Criii-'jI lUinarks-23. New Inventions and Discoveries-24. i)-ui,,iic Notices-25. Reports, Literary, Meteorological, ^-'ieMllural, and Commercial-26. Historical Digest of *"l.iir�l Events, Funeral of his late Majesty, and of the |'"ke ..f Kent-27. Interesting Occurrences, Promotions, '"JliS Marriages, aud Deaths; with Biographical Particn-uf Ihe most celebrated Persons. i.�iidon: Printed for Henry Colburn nod Co. CtmduU-lo wliom communicatious for the Editor are requested lu lie addreised. Ffibruauy 23, 1820. W'E.STMINSTER ELECTION. ' T a IMEETING of the FRIENDS of the Hon. GEORGE LAMB, held this day at the Com- ; mittee.rnom, 42, Kimj-slrect, Covent-garden, JAMES MACDONALD, Esq. MP. at the request i.f Ihe Geiiile- '. men prisriiltook the Chair, when Ihe following Resolutions � wrrf uitaniinouhiy agreed lo :- : That Ihe public condurt of the Hon. George Lamb, dur- i ing Ihe short perioescril>rri(r whatever is remarkable for Antiipiily, Grandeur, Elegantfe, or Rural Beauty'; illns- | Irateil by Hislor^cal anil Biogiapltical Anecdolcs. To which is pit tixed,'a Concise Description of the Metropolis, brousht down to Ihe ucesent Time. Almost every Article has undergone revision ; and upwjrds of one bundred uf the Deactip-tiiiiis are either entirely new,or have been rc-wrillcu. To this Edition is added an Appendix, containing accu. rate Lists of Hie principal Colleftious uf Paintings within Ih'' Circuit dehcribed. Printed for Scatcherd and Letlerman; Longman, Hurst, RreS, Orme, and Brown; Bahlwiu, Cradock, unU Joy, J. Richa-dsou ; G. nud W. B. Whitl�ker; J. Harris; J. As. perii.e; J. Cawthornc; T. Hughes; iind T. Hamillon. DR. GOLUS.M!TH'S HLSTt WITB qu�3>. Tb� day is poljltBUedj'"pfii!^^'i.''*i�w�iid, wellt-printed on good p�per, ' N ABRIDGMENP of the HISTORY of fcNGLAND, from Ihe Invssioa,of Julius Caisar to the Death of George Ihe Second. By Dr.GOLDSMlT'rl. Wiih a CoulinUalion iu the Year 1819. To whieh are now first added, (Questions to each Chapter-Genealogical Tables of British Sovereigns-Contemporary Princes-and other Improvements, by Alexander Jamieson. Printed for F. C. and J Rivingtoii; Scatchei'd and Letter-man; Cadell and Davies; Longman,, HursI, Kees, Orme, and Brown; Baldwiiij Crailock, and Joy; J. Richardson; J. M Rich.irdson ; Sherwood, Neely, and Jones ; G and \V. B. Whiiiaker; J. (Soaker; James Black; W.Ginger; Sirop-kin and .Marshall; and E. Williams. Where may be bad. The conimnn Ediiion of DR. GOLDSMITH'S HISTORY of ENGLAND, without the Quesiions; price 3s. 6d. This day is published, a new Edition, with Additions aud Correclions, price 3s. ftd. bound, KEY to WALKINGAME'S TUTOR'S ASSISTANT; containing Solutions to Ihe Questions, with Refereuces as they stand in the last Edition of that Work. By T. HEWITT. Printed fur Scalchrrd and Letlerman, Ave-Maria-lane ; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown ; F. C and J. Rivir.gKin; Baldwin, Cradoch, and Joj; G. apd W. B. Whit-laker ; Harvey and Darton ; and Baltics Black. Where may be had. price 2s. the only genuine Edition of The 1 UTOR-'S ASSISTANT ; being a Compendium of Arithmetic, and a complete Question Book ; by Francis Walkingamc. None are genuine but what are signed at the back of the title page James Scalchcid. BOOKKEEPING BY SINGLE ENTRY; containing Ihe most approved and simple Method of keeping a Tradesman's Accounts; wilh a copious Culleclion of Practical Examples : at once serving to facilitate a ready Calculation in Business, and exemplify the Practice of Book-keeping, intended as a Supplement to VValkiugaine?*-Arithmetic; by the Bftilor of that popular Work. The price by itself. Is.; if bound up with^.lVaJ^kingaea^Sl'rujgfr'f Asaislaqt, 3s. ALGEBRA FOR SCHOOLS. This day is published, price 43. bound, r|lHE ALGEBRAIST'S ASSISTANT; be- ing a Compendium of Algebra, upon Ihe plan of Walkingame's Tutor's .Issistanl : containing-1. The Ele-mcutu of Algebra, plain and fractional; wilh concise Ex-plaoatioos apd uunrerous Examples, with their Answers annexed-11. Equations, bolli simple and quadratic; Ratios, Jic; wilh the first Steps for the Solution of the more difli-cult Problems-III. Application of Algebra to the luvcsli-gatiou and ExteDsion of Ihe Rules of ArithinMic-IV. Dynamics, or First Principles of Mechanics-V. Application of Algebra to Geometry, with Diagrams-VI. The RcsBlu-tiun of Equations by Approximalinn; and Indeterminate Analysis-VII. A numerous and miscellaneous Collection of Examples, for further Practice. The whole designed as a Question-Book, fur the Use of Schools and Private Study. By JAMES HARRIS. Teacher of ihe Mathematics, Walworth. " Nil lam dilFicule est, quiu quSeiendo iuvesligari posset." TF.a. Printed for Scatcherd and Letlerman, Ave-Maria-lane; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown; F. C. and J. Rivinglon; Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy ; G and VV. B. Whit-taker; Harvey aad Darlou; and James Black. This day is published, in 8vo. handsoiuely printed, Ihe Fourth Ldition, with numerous Addilious, Correclion.s, and Improvements, price 6s. boards, TREATISE on LAND SURVEYING, in seven Parts.-L Definitions and Problems in Geometry.-11 Rules for finding the Areas of Plane Figures.- 111. To Survey with ihe Chain and Cross.-IV. To Survey with Ihe Chain only.-V. Rules for parting off any given Portion of a Field in form of a Triangle, Square, or Paral-lelograin.-VI. A full Explanation of the Method used by Ihe most ciMlnent Surveyors in measuring aud planning a Farm or Lordship with the Chain only; wilh Plates, exhibiting the progressive steps of planning a small Farm.- VIL To Survey by measuring Ihe Angles and Lines. By THOMAS DiX. The whole illustrated wilh upwards of two hundred Diagrams, and a coloarcd Plan of -an Estate. Printed for Scatcherd and Letlerman; and. G. and VV. B. Whiiiaker, Ave-Maria-lane, LiH^fe-streel. SHERIDAN IMPROVED. This day is published, in square 12mo. price 3s. 6d. the Genuine Edition of GENERAL PRONOUNCING and EXPLANATORY DICTIONARY of the ENGLISH LANGUAGE, for the Use of Schools, Foreigners learning English, &c. In which it has been allempted lo improve on the Plan of Mr. Sheridan ; the Discordances of lhat ce. lebrated Orthoepist being avoided, and his Improprieties corrected. By STEPHEN JONE.S. Slereolypcd and printed for Scatcherd and Letlerman ; Longman and Co.; Lackington and Co.; G. and W B. Whiitiaker; J. Rich.irdson ; J. M. I'ichardsuu ; J. Nunn ; A. K. Newman; Black aud Co.; James Black; E. Edwards; and J.Souter. Tins day is published, well printed with a large type, of a convenient size for the pocket, price Is. 6d. in common binding; an inferior Edition, price Is. COMPANION to the ALTAR, shewing the Nature and Necessity of a Sacramental Preparation, in order le our worthy receiving the Holy Communion. To which are added,. Prayers, Meditations, and Hymns; with en Introductory Essay on the Origin, Nature, and Tendency of ihe Lord's Supper. Chiefly selected from the Writings of HUGH BLAIR, D.D. Printed for Scatcherd and L'etlerniull, Ave-Miiria-lane. Wlme may be had, 1. The DAILY COMPANION, wilh Chrisiian Supports under the Troubles of this World, price Is. bound. 2. Tlie DEVOUT SOUL'S DAILY EXERCISE . in Prayers, Cuuleniplatipns, and Praises.. By H. Parker, D.D. Price Is. 3. DIVINE BREATHINGSj or,B Pious Soul thirsting afler Christ. Price U, FOR PARLSH CHURCHES AND CHAPEI.S. This day are published, price 2s. 6d. sewed in purple paper j or 4s. fid printed on superfine paper, bol-pirssed, 8E! ECT PORTIO\'S of. the NEVV VER-S10.\ of PSALMS, for every Sunday throughout .the Year; wilh ilie principal Feslivals and F-isis. For the Use of Parish Cliuiches. The Words selected by the Keverend GEORGE HAY DRUMMOND; the Music selected, adapted, and composed by EDWARD MILLER, MuS. Doct. The Twenty.second Ediiion, to which are now 6i�t added. Hymns, selected from iiie beat Authors; suitable for particular oer.isions. London : Printed (by ossianroent from W. Miller) for Scalchrrd and Letlerman, Ave-Maria-lane. TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By Mr. EVANS, At his House, No. 96, Pall-Mall, on TUESDAY NEXT, February 29, and Seven following Days, THE CURIOUS and VALUABLE LI-BRARY of AMOS STRETTELL, Esq. including Cicero on Old Age, emprynled by Ca-3Hon ; Hieryiiymi Epis. tolas, Ezgrsteyn, I4TO; Lodge's Portraits, i'8 Parts, large paper. Proofs; Dugdale's Muuaalicon, 18 Parts, large .paper-; r,oxe's Life of Sir R. Walpole, 3 vols, large paper; Homeri Opera, a Chuke, 4 vols, large paper; Cento Novelie Antike, very rare, 1.026 ; ChauCer's Assemble of Foules, unique, by Wyiiltyu de Worde, 1530; Lodge's Nettle for Nice Noses, 1591; Shakspeare's Venus and Adonis, excessively rare, 1602; Ihe Husband, a Poem, unique, 1612, &c. &c. IMPEIilAL PARLIAMENT. HOUSE OF LORDS, Thursday, February 24. PAPERS. Mr, Brrtdley, from the IVJin.t Offife, |)re!�eiited certain pupf rs relnlive to the coinage, the prices of gold iitul Sliver, &c. ordered some tune ago, on the motion of tlie Ejrl of LauderdaLE.-They were laid on the table, and ordered to be printed. IRISH ELECTIONS. On the motion of the Earl of DoNOOGHMOllE the Irish Elections Bill was read a second time- Ihe motion I'or a committal was n�{�atived, and the Bill ordered to be read the third time lo-m�rrow. ANNUAL INDEMNITY. On the motion of the Earl of LiVEBPOOL, the Annual Iiideniniiy Bill was read a second time. EXPIRING LAWS. The Expiring Laws Bill passed lhrouj;h a Committee, was reported without any anieiidmentsi, and ordered to be read Ihe third time to-morrow. LOCAL JURISDICTIONS-MUTINY ACT. The Local Jiirisdictiuns Act and the iVIutiny Act passed severally through u Committee, were reported without any aroendinentii, and ordered to be read the third time to-morrow, PRIVILEGES OF THE HOUSE, The Earl of Lauderdale then rose to propose the Resolutions of which he had given notice. He was happy to say that-the question to which he was about to call their Lordsbips' alteMlion lay within tt very narrow compass; it was so clear, that, as he conceived, nothing more was necessary than a sim[)le statement,'to convince every one of their Lordships thill the act of power on the part of the other House, of which he complained, was totally unprecedented in the history of Parliament, and of such a nature as to threaten seriously Ihe privileges of this House, if their Lordships did not interfere. When he had yesteriJay moved that ihe House should be summoned for this day, his object was to alford an opportunity, of examining Ihe t|ues. tiuu minutely, and in all its bearings; hut in looking itilo it liinii.elf, be had found it to be more clear than lie had at first supjiosed. The custom and law of Parliament was, that no sums of public money could be raiked or disposed of without the consent of the whole Legislature-without the authority of an Act of Parliament. At the same time he perfectly well knew, that after certain stuns had been grauted to the Crown for the support of Ihe army or navy, or other braiiches of the public service, it had been the practice to apply parts of them occasionally by Resolutions of a Committee of Sujiply ; but then these Resolutions were always I'orlilied by a subsequent Act of PurliuQient: and he ap|ireheiided that a Resolution of the Committee of Supply of the other House, if not followed up by an Act of the three branches-of the Legislature, was, on the dissolution of Par-lijmeiit, but as a piece of waste paper; it had no binding force, and the right and authority to apply money in a particular manner, arose solely out of the will of the Legi.'.lature, expre.>.sere�Biun that it was to be dissolved, and that provision wus to be made for the necessary demands of the public service; and how had It made this provision } by breakin{>; through all Idw, and setting ut detiaiice atl preee-Jent, for .they bud voted the money required in a Committee of Supply ; and when he found by their vote� that no Appropriation Act had passed, he was justified iu saying that it was iu viuiutiuu of all prece- dent, and he defied the Noble Lord to produce any �i\e instance of it, Sonie'lnng similar had nccnrred in I8O7, but it was without any attempt lo emroiich _ on th�ir Lord�rhips' priviUgrs-ibe case nHs perfectly dift'erent. The Hrm^ie of Coniimnit now look on them to dispense witli a\\ Uw. On tl'.ece grounds he begged leave to snbniit hi- ResoiuliDns. But he must advert to the sort of f!efence kIii^Ii, ju'lsj'ng from what had taken pi ic-- fist i)i(�liti the Noble Lord (Liverpool) meant lo set np. If he wished lo mHke hia argument j^noit f'T any thing, he would be obliged to say, thiit tins [Innse had, on the pre-nent occasion, resolved to fmes^o its owii-privilege*, ' leave it to the other H'inse lo do every ihin;;, and stand silent and iinH-Uke � of its iiiur-paiion. He had thongl.i indeed ihat Iiik iMiij'-.-ly's Ministers woiild have been extremely cinitnins in sanctioning such an exere!>iB and urtiver.�iil suffrage, could fiicceed in niodeUing mi Act of Parliament agrfeii(>ly lo tlieir wishes, and obtaining a seat there, mie of their fii-st steps Would be to imitate this measure, ami i'o declar*; that the interference of tlii> Ilnuse in their prnceed-iiigs was useless. The N'-.ible EhiI ihvii rciiil his Resolutions.  The first siiilfd, that Ui-- Ci:niinoiis House of Parlitiiiieiit had vn-.cil certain Ue:.olnliun';, and recited the votes objecltil to in liie CoiBiniltri; of Supply. The second stated that the House of Commons had affected to (rranl in u Cn-nnnltee of Supply expired annuitie.", to be coiitinjjeii for a certain period, whicli couid t)iil,v, con-islijiilly with constitutional principles and fnnnr-r' |;recedeiiis, be continued by an Act of P.ii li-.tiient. Tne thirfl imported, that under these (�iii.iitnstaiices the House considered it its duly tn decare, tliuc feeling these proceedings lo be i;icon^rs'.eiit uiUi the law and usage of Parliiiineiit, ai;il Of.jjo.-ed l.> iheir privileges, they were yet induced, in consequence of the state of public busim-.vs, lo fnibear interfering in a case which must iiotwitlistandin;; be looked upon as an inlr.iction of the best principles of the Conslilution. 'i'he last i!esolnt 1011, the Noble Eatl added, cU-.ivly shewed it\,ii lit not on this occasion actuated by party .S'^rf, o!" ati intention lo embarrass the nieasnrcs oi his AJiijesly's Government, but merely from a desire tliat it might not be drawn inio prrcedent. The Resolutions having been read from tlie Woolsack, The Earl of LtYEltPOoT. Slid, tliiil the Resolutions proposed threw very great censure on the House of Commons, and he was conlvlent that before adopting them iheir Lold^hi;J.-nould pause, at least till they were convinced that any llnng hail been done in the House of Couunona whieh had not been sanctified by its ci'tiducl on an.iiy former occasions, and the approbation, if not express, at least lo be implied from ii� acquiescence, of this House, He thought lhat there was noiiiing in this contrary to the practice of that House, or lo the principles of the Constitution, as ^slniili.-heil at the Revolution or downwards. He a|jjire:ienried that there was a clear distinction between money to be raised, and money to be granted in Minjily. It was this, that since the year 1(538, no infJiiey had been levied off the public except by auihortty of the whole Legislature. To such an esient ivas this principle carried, that it was applied 10 a loan ; for though that was contracted for by the First l.ord of the Treasury and the Chancellur of the chequer, and though the first ii.^iaiijient was usually paid within a few days, yd i; �vas deposited in the, and no i\Jinisti-r, lie believed, had ever yet ventured lo touch a pennv (if it, till its provisions had been sanctioned by I'ai lianieiit. But with respect to a supply, the practice was extremely different. It had been she i.-iactice of every House of Conituons lor a tiuiiiber id' yetirs to vote sums of money for specific purposes, and these sums had been appropriated accurdingly witli-out any approbation expressed by this House, It was an invariable practice, and someiunes lulf Ihe supplies granted for the year weie ilisposed of in lhat manner, and without any Ait of Parliament, and the resolution of the- House of Commons of 1784, quoted by the N(.b!e Lord (Lauderdale) in supjjort of his arguiiient, was, in fact, a coiifirinution of the lisage which lie (Lord Liverpool) wag coiilending for. For what was its history.' Every one who had any acquainiance with the political history of this connuy, knew that at that time it was suppo-ed to be the object of Ministers lo dissolve the Parliament. It was the wish of the majority of the. Houie of Commons to preveiit it, and ihey'liad accordingly passed the Resolution ii (jjiestion.- But the very circumstance of llnir ininking it necessary to ailopt such u preventive ijieasure, proved the preceding usage to have been such as he had described it. It shewed their cntiviciimi, that weie it not for their recorded opitiinn, tlie public money would have been applied after llie di.>'>olution to specific uses, as it had been brlme, niihout ihf authority of an Act of Parliameni ; it eslnblished that such was the understanding id' the Hnuse of Commons. From that lime to tiie present llif^ uniform practice of I'arliament �a-< as he had stated. Certainly an appropriate Act fullnwed nlii-mately ; but in 1784 and 1.'3U7, iiioney had been BO appropriated after the dissoluttoo of Parliament, and according to the Noble Lord's argument, the whole of it should have been voted over again in the new Puifuoient.-� Where, he asked, was the difference of this from ordinary cases ? If the Treasury �as every Session empowered to apply money by votes of a Committee of Supply, which applications were confirmed by an Act at Ihe end of the Se.�sion, did it not come to the same thing whether ihe Act were passed at the end of this Sessioi), or of the first of the new Parliament? He could not think the objections of the Noble Lord well founded, at the. lame titne he was not unwilling to meet any fair views of tlie subjecl. But lie could scmcely believe that the Noble Lord hoped the House would agree to Resnlutions which conveyed su strong and direct tt censure on the procieedings, in this rtsptct. ;