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a sum than 1817. in taxes to the State.
In 1824 there were published in the United Kingdom 266 papers in all, thus divided: London, 31; in the country, 135; in Ireland, 58; in Scotland, 33; in the British Islands, 9. In the present year the aggregate number is 1,585. Estimating the news sheets printed in 1824, we cannot place the number at more than thirty millions of sheets. At the present period, we do not doubt that the issue is six hundred and fifty millions of sheets
The Post-Office Directory for the year 1824 gives the names of 136 master printers in London. The present year's Directory gives the names of 777. We subjoin the list of daily papers, morning and evening, published in 1824. The curious in such matters should examine the list of weekly papers issued in London at that period, and also the lists including the country papers, and for Ireland, Scotland, and the British Islands.
and Cheltenham Ga-
Cornwall Gazette (Truro).
Tuesday and Saturday.
Hue and Cry, every 3d week. Dorset Chronicle.
Essex Herald (Chelmsford).
Ga- Hampshire Chronicle
Notices to Correspondents.
R. S-T.-Ravaillac asserted that twice, at the sign of the "Ecce Homo," near Estampes, the idea came into his head to kill Henri IV. The motives alleged by Ravaillac were that the king would not compel those of the Reformed Religion to become Roman Catholics, and that Henri was about to make war "against God, inasmuch as the Pope is God, and God the Pope."-See the "Trial of Ravaillac," at the end of the Mémoires de Sully.
M. T. PRESTON.-The line is neither Pope's nor Dryden's. The former has (Imit. of Horace, Book ii., Ep. 1):
"Praise undeserved is scandal in disguise"; but it is a quotation from the author of a poem To the Celebrated Beauties of the British Court. Dryden, in the dedication of Don Sebastian to the Earl of Leicester, says
"Where Praise is undeserved 'tis Satire."
PAL.-For Streater, or Streeter, see Pepys, Pinkerton, Redgrave, &c. For his work at St. Michael's, the following extract speaks for itself:-"1672, 15th November. Ordered that Mr. Streater, the Painter, who hath bin discoursed with to paint Moses and Aaron, the Ten Commandments, the Beliefe, and Lord's praier, in the chancell, and hath required for it 301., he performing it as he hath proposed, shall have that sum for it."-Accounts of Par. of St. Michael, Cornhill.
C. A. W.-C. B. T. (Eton) writes:-"The architect of the Tenison School was Frederick Marrable, who died suddenly last year. He was the first superintending architect under the Metropolis Local Management Act. Hayter Lewis's work in the square was the Alhambra.” J. P.-The first article of the sort was Noah's Ark. JAYDEE.-See p. 64 of present volume.
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The various type of Ports and Sherries, in Butts and Pipes. exhibited by me in No. 5 Vault at the Royal Albert Hall, are Shipped direct from the Lodges of Messrs. SILVA & COSENS. Villa Nova (Oporto), and from the Bodegas of F. W. COSENS, Jerez de la Frontera (Cadiz, and can be Tasted by any gentleman giving his Card to the Attendant. Half-Pint samples can also be taken away on Payment. HENRY HOLL, 18A, Basinghall Street, E.C.
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REPORT adopted at the Half-yearly General Meeting, 6th August, 1874.
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AN any one tell me in which number of the Private Life of Cardinal Della Genga, afterwards Leo XII." I find he was raised to the Pontificate, September 28, 1823.-M. B., care of Messrs. Adams & Francis, 59, Fleet Street, E. C.
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Episode of Highland History; with an Enquiry into its Causes, and an Attempt to Identify the Clans engaged in it. By ALEX ANDER MACKINTOSH SHAW.
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