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1t 58, Great King Street, Edinburgh, George Joon-ton, Jun. Esq., East Wemyss, fite, to Jane, third surviving daughter of the late William Sibball, sen., Leith.

At Holy Trinity Church, Brompton, the Hon. Henry Arundell, son of the late Righi Honourable Jarre's Everard, ninth Lord Arundell, of Wardour Castle, to'lJizabeth Emmeline, only daughter ot' Joseph Esdaile, Court, Surrey.

Major Mariott, of Selleisbrook, to Catherine, daughter of the late G. Griffin, Esq of Newton, Monmouth.

At Marylel one Church, London, the Rev. B. G. Bridges, son of the late Sir B. W. Bridges, Bart., of Kent, to Louisa, daughter of the late E. Chaplin, Esq. of Lincoln.

At Philadelphia, Dr. Gilman Kemball, to Mary, eldest daughter of the late Dr. Henry Dewar, of Laxodie.

At Rolvenden, Kent, Major G. Willock, K.L.S. to Charlotte, only daughter of the Rev. J. R. Combe, of Sparkes, Rolvenden.

At St. George's, Hanover Square, London, the Hon. F L. Brown son of the late, and brother to the present, Lord Kilmaine, to Lucy, dlaughter of Sir J. and Lady F. Wedderburn, of May lair

At St. George's, Hanover Square, London, J. H. Holley, Esq. of burgh, Norfolk, to Horatio, third dauvhter of Vice Admiral Windhamn, of Feibrigg Hail, in that county.

At St. George's, Fianover Square, London, the Hon. Theobald Litzwalter Butler, eldest son of Lord Dunboyne, to Julia, second daughter of the late William Brander, Esq. of Morden Hall, Surrey.

At. St. James's, Colchester, Captain Schreiber, late of the 19th Hussars, 10 Anne, daughter of A. W. Hume, Esq.

At Taunton, J. Hole, Esq., Thorverton, Devon, to Mary Ann, daughter of the late Lieutenant. Colonel Kinysburg, 2d Royals.

DEATHS On 3d May, near Mambamgæin, Malacca, En. sign George Holiord Walker, third sou of Joshua Walker, Esq. of Ivy Lodge, St. John's Louige.

On llth May last, Mrs. Burke, the lady of the Governor of New South Wales.

In May last, at Mussooree, in the Hunalah Mountains, David Thomas, the infant son of Colonel Harry Thomson.

On his passage from India, on 19th June last, Lord George Thynne, sixth son of the Marquis of Bath.

At Quebec Estate, Jamaica, on 29th August, William Lambie, Esg,

At Toulouse, in France, on 14th September, Donald Cameron, Esq. of Lochiel.

At Benfield, near Cupar Fife, on 220 September, Mr. James Inglis.

At Baltimore, North America, on 20 October, James Burn, Esq., son of the late William Burn, merchant, Edinburgh.

At Edinburgh, on 5th October, Andrew Steele, Esq. of Crosswood-hill, W.S.

At Dunblane, on 7th October, William Stirling, Esq., writer.

ái Banff, on 9th October, George Lemmon, Esg , merchant.

At laverock Bank, on 9th October, Alexander Philip, late insurance broker, London.

At Old Greenlaw, on 10th October, Mr. Alex. ander Hogg, farmer.

At Inverary, on Ilth October, Duncan Campbell, Esq. of Duncholgine, late Sherifl-Substitute of Argyleshire.

On 13th October, Lord Macdonald of Thorpe, near Bredlington, in the county of York, and of Armadill Castle, Isle of Sky, North Britain, a lieutenant-general in the Army.

At Dumfries, on 13th October, Mr. Thomas Daniel.

At the Manse of Chapel Gariock, on 14th October, James Dalrymple, youngest son of the Rev. Henry Simson.

At Greenlaw, on 5th October, Mr. Peter Haig, feuar and carrier.

Ai Edinburgh, on 15th October, Mary Brown, relict of Colonel James Brown.

At Portobello, on 16th October, Mrs Robert. soll, widow of Lieutenant-Colonel Donald Robert2011,

At Edinburgh, on 17th October, John Rutherford, carrier.

On 17th October, Mrs. Dunkin, widow of the late Lieutenant-Colonel Dunkin, of the 11th Ree giment.

At Undercliff, Isle of Wight, on 18th October, James Carnegy, eldest son of James Carnegy Ar. buthnot, Esq. of Bulmamoon.

At Forres, on 18th October, Cadet James Innes, son of the late Captain John lunes, of his Majesty's (6th Regiment of Foot.

At Dundee, on 15th October, Mr. John Millar.

On 19th October, Mr. Willian Linton, preacher of the gospel, and Rector of the Grammar School of Brechin.

At Edinburgh, on 19th Octo'er, Donald Mack. intosh, Esq. W.Ś.

At Wood Eud, near Chichester, on 19th October, the Right Honourable Lady Emily Charlotte Berkely, wife of Admiral the Hon. Sir George Berkely, G.C.B.

At Dumfries, on 20th October, Anthony Arm. strong, and on 21st, Christopher Armstrong;

At Perth, on 20th October, Licutenant James Hay, of het regiment, Bengal Army.

On? th October, Sir Willian Rowley, Bart, of Tendring Hall.

At Mayne House, in the county of Louth, Ireand, on : 1st October, Anne, wife of Perkeley Buckingham Stal!ord, Esq. of Mayne, and third daughter of Licutenant-Colonel Tytler, Edinburgh.

At 23, Union Place, Edinburgh, on 21st October, Mrs. J. R. Marder, wite of Henry Maruer, Esq., Cork

At 17, Duke Street, Edinburgh, on 21st Ociober, Mrs. Barbara Kermock, relict of Mr. Charles Kermock, fuar in Ceres, lifeshire.

At Worthing, on 220 October, Robert William Scarlett, Esq. eldest son of Sir William A. Scar. lett, late Chief Justice of Jarraica.

At Liverpool, on : 20 October, Margaret Steel, wife of the Rey, David Thom.

At 8, South Gray Street, Newirgton, on 22d October, Agucs, third daugliter of Mr. Carfrae, junior.

At Pearse Street, Brechin, on the 22d October, Lieutenant Alexander Young, late of the 21st regimient, or Royal North British fusileers.

At Dalkaith, on 2330 October, Mrs. Marion Douglas, wife of Mr. William Douglas.

At the Burn, on 23d October, John Ramsay, Esq. of Barra.

At Chessington, Surrey, on 230 October, General William Tombes Dalrymple.

At Dalhousie Castle, on 25th October, George Lord Ramsay.

At Pathhead, Fifeshire, on 26th October, David Millie, Esg. of Cameron Bridge.

At II, South Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, on 26th October, Mrs. Duthie, widow of the late James Duthie, Esq. Stirling.

At Inverness, on 26th October, Mr. Alexander Fraser, wood merchant.

At l'entland, on 26th October, Mr. Alexander Thomson, farmer.

At 6, John's Place, Links, Leith, on 26th Octo. ber, Miss Margaret Goodlet, daughter of the late Mr. Alexander Goodlet, Leith.

At Stanmore, on 27th October, Catherine, re. lict of the late Robert Lambert, Esq. Commissioner of the Royal Navy.

At Edinburgh, on 27th October, John Gordon, seu ior, Esq. W. S.

At Bath, on 28th October, Joanna, widow of the late Rev. Richard Slade, vicar of Thornbury, Gloucestershire.

At London Row, Leith, on 28th October, Mar. garet Reid, spouse of Captain Alexander M. Vicar, R. N.

At Haddington, on 29th October, Catherine Pringle, wife of Mr. Andrew Pringle, tanver and wool merchant.

At 47, Hope Park End, on 29th October, Mr. William Miller, of the Bank of Scotland,

At 13, Monteith Row, Glasgow, on 29th October, Mr. Richard Griffin, bookseller.

At Thurso, on 30th October, Miss Alexandrina Brodie, daughter of the late David Brodie, ksq.of Hopeville.

At Aberdeen, on 31st October, George Hozarth, Esg. of Marshalmeadows,

At Torquay, Devonshire, on 31st October, At Shooter's Hill, on 9th November, Licutenant Thomas Keeling, Esq. of the Island of St. Bar. Colonel General Cuppage, Royal Artillery, and tholomew, and late of Mornington Crescent, Inspector of the royal Carriage departinent. Hampstead Road.

At London, on 9th November, Colonel Robert At' Pavia, on 31st October, Antonia Scarpa, Broughton, of the Hon. East India Company's Professor of Anatornv.

service. At Edinburgh, on 31st October, Miss Margaret At Meadow Place, Edinburgh, on 10th Novem. Watson, daughter of the deceased James Watson, ber, Captain James Lunn, late of the Soth regiEsq. of Saughton.

ment. At Ladyfield Place, Edinburgh, on 31st Octo At Gatehouse of Fleet, on 11th November, Mrs. ber, John Edgar, Esq. late accountant of Excise. Janet Gordon, relict of the late Hugh Gordon,

At Moffat, on 31st October, Mr. Thomas Hark minister of Avoch. ness, sen., writer, Dumfries.

At Dumfries, on 11th November, Miss Susan At Raehan Cottage, Peebles-shire, on 1st No. Copland, youngest daughter of the late Alexander vember, Lady Raeburn, relict of the late Sir Henry Copland, Esq. of Colliston. Raeburn.

At Haddington Place, Edinburgh, on 11th No. At Glasgow, on 1st November, Mr, Patrick vember, Mary, wife of Mr. Duncan Black. Macfarlane.

At Dale Park, on 11th November, Frances, Dow. At 29, Bernard Street, Leith, on 2d November, ager Marchioness of Bute. William, eldest son of William Lorimer, Esq. At Brighton, on Ilth November, Henry Arthur solicitor.

Broughton, Esq. of Great Marlborough Street. At Elderslie House, on 20 November, Archi. At 14, Roxburgh Place, Edinburgh, on 12th bald Spiers, Esq. of Elderslie.

November, Mr. John M'Laren, Spirit merchant. At Edinburgh, on 30 November, Mr. John At Ilfracombe, on 13th November, Michael Bow. Laing, surveyor of taxes.

man, Esq. Surgeon, Harley Street, Cavendish At Edinbnrgh, on 30 November, Ann, eldest Square. daughter of the late John Ouchterlony, Esq. of At Belgrave Square, London, on 13th Novem. Guynd.

ber, Letitia, wife of Vice Admiral Sir Charles At Edinburgh, on 30 November, Mr. John Ogle, Bart. Morison, late merchant, Leith.

At Inveresk, on 14th November, Miss Margaret At Ravelston, on 4th November, Sir Alexander Hay, daughter of the late Major George Hay. Keith of Dunnottar, Knight Marischal of Scot At Edinburgh, on 15th November, Mr. George land.

Gillespie, Builder. At Russell Square, London, on 4th November, At Westmains of Glaok, parish of Daviot, on the Right Hon. Charles Lord Tenterden, Lord 23.1 September, Thomas Forster, student. Chief Justice of his Majesty's Court of King's At Elie, Captain John Smith, R. N. Bench,

At Blandford, Dorset, the Hon. A Stuart, forAt London, on 5th November, Helenora, widow merly of the Queen's Hays, the only (and twin) of Claud Alexander, Esq. of Ballochmyle, and brother of the Earl of Moray. daughter of the late Sir William Maxwell, Bart. At Bonanc, county of Kerry, the Rev. Randall of Springkell.

M.Finnan M.Carthy, R. C. C. On the 5th November, James Smith, Esq. of At Dumbreak, Kirkintilloch, Marion Fergus, Swan Walk, Chelsea.

relict of the late Mr. William Stewart. At Eliot Vale, Blackheath, on 6th November, At Milan, Lord Clinton. Frederica Augusta, relict of William Lock, late At Ramsgate, Sir James Lake, Bart. of Norbury Park, Esq.

At Ryde, Isle of Wight, the Rev. Horatio Pitt At Cheltenham, on 6th November, Colonel John Shewell. Herries.

At Waterford, Samuel Sprigg, Esq. At Leith, on 6th November, Mrs. Margaret Ro. At the Manse of Carlavrock, the Rev. Dr Wil. bertson, relict of Mr. John Thomson, merchant, liam M.Morine. Leith.

At Madras, Lieutenant.Colonel H. T. Shaw of At Kinghorn, on 7th November, James Mel. the 45th regiment. drum, late tenant ot Craigton.

At Barrackpore, Licutenant E. C. Macpherson, At Linlithgow, on 7th Nov. James Rae, Esq. 48th regiment, N. I. Sheriff Substitute of Linlithgowshire.

At Winkerstones, Mr, Robert Thomson, farAt her seat, Kyne House, near Tenbury, on 8th mer. November, Mrs. Pytts, relict of the late Jonathan At Bath, Volant Vashon Ballard, Esq. C. B. Pytts, of Kyne, county of Worcester, Esq.

Rear Admiral of the White,

PROFESSOR SIR JOHN LESLIE. We mention, with sincere regret, the loss of this eminent philosopher; a regret deepened by the diffi. culty of filling up the place he has left vacant in our University, and in the field of scientific discovery. The death of Professor Leslie was the more afflicting to his friends, from being quite unexpected. He was at his place in Fife, busy with out-door improvements, previous to his winter duties in Edin. burgh and in his class. A neglected cold, followed by erysipelas in the legs, with his habit of body, proved rapidly fatal. He was no more, before his friends here were well apprised of his illness. Sir John Leslie was in his 66th year. He was a native of Fife, and the son of a decent farmer. This is not the place for a history of his pursuits, inventions, or discoveries. They will not be forgotten. Apart from his merits as a man of science, Professor Leslie was highly valued by his personal friends as a kind, unassuming, single-hearted man, who never thought it worth while to affect that mysterious carriage of the body which is used by inferior men to veil defects of the spirit.

THE EDINBURGH PEACE MEETING.

GRAND TORY DEMONSTRATION.

This desperate and unprincipled faction have made a sudden and simultaneous movement throughout the three kingdoms. They have sprung their cunningly-laid mine, and hope, by a bold coup-de-main, either to hoist out the Government or greatly to influence wie elections. The Whigs, taken by surprise, have not had sufficient nerve at once to meet the exigency, and to crush the mischief in the egg ; and the Radicals have held aloof, not we bope from recollecting the way in which their late hearty. co-operation has been requited, though Bath and Middlesex warrant something like this. This must not be. The country is more than any party soreness All merges in its danger from the Tory machinations ; and its truest interests call upon every man to rally round the administration, and at once to defeat this cunoing device of its enemies—those who, living in the bosom of Britain, have seized the moment of her danger and difficulty to play the game of traitors. The meetings got up in London, Edinburghi

, and Dublin, with so fair a gloss of purpose, are really meant to strengthen the Dutch King in his mulish obstinacy, to encour. age the despots of the North of Europe in a new crusade against freedom, and to raise the hopes of the expelled Bourbons ; and this effect they must_have: nor do the secret instigators of these meetings care one jot for any mischief that may result from them, whether to the honour or the peace of the country, so that they may profit by the occasion to advance their own selfish objects. They are like thieves, who set fire to a house that they may profit by the conflagration to rob.

When we support the Whigs, the probability is, that they are in the right. The part we have played has not been that of their apologist or their partisan, The Tories, as they think, have fairly caught the Wbig Ministry at an advantage. From knowing how averse the people are to war, the Conservative leaders have got up what they are pleased to call ** Public Meetings," (although the public are carefully excluded,) to protest against the conduct of the Ministry in involving the country once more in war, in an unjust and unnecessary,war,” according to these new friends of peace—a war against an ancient ally," in furtherance of the selfish views of our “natural enemy" France. One of these meetings has just taken place in Edinburgh, to the proceedings of which we shall shortly advert'; but, as the endless protocols have so tired the public, that few recollect the nature of the question, we shall first refresh the minds of our readers by a short summary.

Belgium was given to Holland by the Holy Alliance, at their settlement of Europe ; not joined to Holland in perfect equality, but given to Holland, it may be said, as a prey: The Dutch King and the Dutcli National Debt were fixed, by Castiereagh and his royal accomplices, round the necks of the Belgians, without their consent, and grievously against their will. The Belgians resolved to be free, and rose against their owners. A fierce war ensued. It was stopped by the humane interference of the Five Great Powers of Europe. Both Holland and Belgium agreed to abide by the decision of these Powers. Belgium promptly fulfilled its part of the award of the Five Powers, while Holland remonstrated, and refused to abide by the same award. By obstinate perseverance, Holland obtained better terms than were originally fixed by the Five Powers; but, not contented with this, Helland, after two years spent in protocols, persisted in stopping the navigation of the Scheldt, and in retaining possession of the citadel of Antwerp. The robber kept his grasp of the throat of his victim, in disregard of justice and the demands of the hystanders to whom both he and his victim had appealed. °France and England, the only two of the Five Powers who have any sympathy with a nation that wishes to be free, warn the Dutch that, if they do not evacuate the Belgian citadel, they will compel them to do so by force. The Dutch King refuses ; and the English and French execute their threat, without the concurrence of the other three Powers of Europe, whose sympathies are all on the side of despotism ; and mark the patriotism of the Tories. This is the critical moment which they choose to abet the King of Holland in his mad purpose, and play into the hands of a state with which Britain is at war.

By none is war more abhorred than by ourselves ; and by none is interference with the affairs of the Continent more deprecated. We hold that it was quite wrong in the Duke of Wellington's Government to interfere with the Dutch and Belgian quarrel at all: Not that we had no right to interfere. It is not only lawful, but laudable, to interfere, on the side of humanity, in every case of gross oppression, whether of a nation, or an individual. If a strong man attack a weak man, unjustly, every hystander is bound to interfere to protect the weak man from the strong; and, it a powerful nation attack a weak, other nations are acting a just and proper part if they interfere against the powerful aggressor. Neither an indi. vidual nor a dation is called on to interfere in a quarrel where they cannot do so without great injury to themselves ; and our National Debt is quite sufficient reason for our declining to take any part in Continental quarrels. But having interfered between Holland and Bela

frum; having spent two years in protocols, we think the British Ministry acted for the best when they resolved, in conjunction with France, to force the Dutch King to quit his gripe of the key of Belgium. The rig'it to use force, in this case, we think indisputable ; and the expediency scarcely less clear. Suppsoe the end of all the prot«cols had been our leaving the Dutch and Belgians to tight out their quarrel, the disgrace to us of this issue of our interference would have beeu the least part of the evil. That gereral war which the Tories are so loud against, now that we are to fight on the side of liberty, would have been far more likely to ensue, than it now is. France would not have abandoned Belgium to the tender mercies of the Dutch King ; and had France moved alone to the aid of Belginm, the three dispozic Powers would instantly have made war on both these countries, Could we, oppressed with debt and taxation as we are, have stood aloof, and contemplated, across the narrow channel which separates this country and France, the principle of liberty put down, and our gallant neighbours overrun with the armies of despotism? Impossible. There is, indeed, among us a vile taction that would act this base part; nay, would act still more basely. We have no doubt that the Tories would, in such a case, loudly call for our interference on the side of the despots, to crush French freedom, as the first step towards strangling liberty in our own country. Notbing is too base for that detestable faction. But, fortunately, the Tories have no longer the power of doing that mischief which it is their nature to do. Their power is prostrated, never to rise again ; and any interference of this coun. try with the atlairs of the Continent, will be to support liberty, and not despotism, as of old, under the Tory regime.

What may be the result of the movement of France and England against Holland, it is impossible, when this goes to press, to foresee. But, be the consequence what it may, we call upon every man, who wishes his cruntry well, to support the Whig administration against the insidious attempts of the Tories to ruin them in public opinion, on account of a piece of foreign policy, which, after the interference had gone so far, they could not aroid, and which we inaintain to be boih just and expedient.

And who involved us in this dilemma? Before the Whigs had accepted of office, the Duke of Wellington's Goverument had recognised the new French Dynasty, and guaranteed the integrity of Belgium ; and England had accepted the office of mediatrix, which traitors at home hive laboured to prevent her from bringing to a successful issue. The first protocol of the London Conference had in fact been published at Brussels before the Duke of Wellington was driven from office.

And who are these lovers of peace; these shudderers at war ; these shrinkers from interference with foreign quarrels ? 'A e they members of the Society of Friends ? Are they the ministers of religion, and men distinguished for their meekness and piety? No, no. They are the bloody Tories, the remains of that insolent faction, who, driven from their rotten böroughs, and other fastnesses of corruption, now seek to rouse the people against the men who till the places they think theirs by inheritance.-Lovers of peace! They are the men who dragged this re uetant e untry into that war to put do.vn Frenel liberty which has almost made us nationally bankrupt; the men who never lost an opportunity of interfering with the quarrels of every nation of Europe ; and never failed to assist the oppressor in his oppression. Nay more, tbey are the men who originated the interference in this very quarrel, and continued the interference till they were driven from oflice, ainidst the people's execrations, to make way for better men. They disclaim being actuated by party motives ; but are any but those of their own party found at these " Public MEETINGS," unless, perbaps, an occasional traitor, who thinks he may safely drop his mask? And they talk of economy too! the unprincipled extortioners and spendthritts,--and of peace, and humanity, and religion, the selfish, designing, and contemptible hypocrites! Faugh!

At the Edinburgh meeting, it was plain, that it was not war simply they deprecate, but war ju alliance with what they desiguate “ Revolutionary France.” Tory eyes cannot abide the Tri-color. They like it as a slave-owner likes the Bible of a missionary. At the late Public Meetings, none of the very great have appeared. To catch all sorts of fish, the Tories have woven their nets ch ser in the meshes this time. Their game is to alarm the fears of the people for another of those wars of which we have had such blessed foretastes. To engage the general sympathy, second-rate men, in rank and fortune, and those as little as possible, mixed up with party politics, are ostentatiously thrust forward. But, easily is it seen, who dexterously uses the cat's-paws, and plays the wires of these puppets. Among the former of these, at the Edinburgh Meeting, was Mr. Johnston, the soi-disant liberal member for Dunfermline. We say so in charity; for it is better to be a puddleheaded unconscious tool, than the other character suggested by the line of conduct he has adopted. The room in which the Tories met was about three fourths filled ; the meeting was carefully packed with their creatures, and the public excluded, by the terms of their advertisement, and by the payment of one shilling at the door. Yet fully one-third of the persons present were evidentiy opposed in sentiment to the speake: s, having gone out of curiosity merely We have heard of no reformers being present except one or two con. nected with the press, who were there in their professional capacity, and Mr. Johnston of Straiton,

“ Among the faithful, faithie-s only he." And this the impudent Tories, and their lying Journals, will, as they have done before, call a PuBLIC MEETING of the INCITanisef IDINEUG!.

TAIT'S

EDINBURGH MAGAZINE.

POLITICAL MORALITY OF MODERN STATESMEN.

No. 1.-SIR ROBERT PEEL.

Tue following paper will be devoted to an examination of the political character of the Right Honourable Sir Robert Peel.

In this examination we shall be thoroughly outspoken : conventional phraseology, and all the bland hypocrisies of private life shall be discarded. However necessary such amenities may be to preserve the peace and well-being of society in its every-day intercourse, they are in the highest degree mischievous in public affairs. Truth is here of paramount import. So vast are the interests involved, so wide-spreading may be the evil resulting from error, that we cannot afford to tamper with the matter, or to risk the great and terrible sacrifice that might follow on any undue estimation. The simplest, that is, the right names, shall be employed to designate the conduct of which we may have to speak ; and should our language appear harsh, the evil must lie at the door of those who performed acts that may thus be rightly described not at ours, who have told the simple truth on the occasion.

To sift the worth of existing reputations, is at the present time pe.. culiarly necessary. We are beginning a new era ; new rules will guide the conduct of those who govern, since new ends will have to be sought by them. During the past, the great business of all who have presided over public affairs, has been to pursue one object and pretend another ; to forward, in fact, the interests of a class, under specious pretences of providing for the public welfare. The great art has been, to coin apt phrases to blind the multitude, to forge plausible schemes to deceive them ; under the guise of intense solicitude for the general weal, dexterously to fill particular pockets; to describe, with shew of reason, all existing evils as necessarily inhering in the frame-work of society, and all existing good as flowing from the wonderful sagacity of themselves and predecessors. He who was successful in these pretences, obtained unbounded renown and power; part of the deep-laid plan of depredation being to poison, at the fountain-heads, the public morality of the people, to corrupt as well as to deceive their judgments, and thus to make them the active instruments of their own degradation. To purify, and render uncorrupt this popular estimation, to strip the deceivers of their decent coverings, to expose the rotten and hideous deformity which their NO, X, VOL, II,

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