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Marvels in Marine Natural History,
MISCELLANEOUS,-British Opinion of Jona.
Edwards, Burying Alive, 141.--The
Transformation of the Locust, A Ready
Pen, Curious Legacy, African Exploration,
142.-Remarkable Feat in Metal Casting,
170-Famine in Jerusalem, 180.-Reli-
gious Toleration in China, 202-A Mis-
take, 280.-Anecdotes of the Swan River
Natives, 284.-Telegraphic Communica-
tion between France and England, A
Poem by Abd-el-Kader, 285.-Scraps from
Punch, Lord Palmerston in Paris, Inaugur-
ation of a Synagogue, 286.-An unpub-
lished work of Linnæus, Painting and
Painters, 287.-The Nebula, Should Study
be confined to one subject? 425.-Dissolu-
tion of the Society of Useful Knowledge,
Indian Vocabulary, 429.-Wholesome un-
fermented Bread, Pronunciation of Indian
Proper Names, Increasing Strength of the
British Navy, 430.-Detached Thoughts
from Jean Paul Richter, 431.--Literary
Impositions, 570.-Detached Thoughts
from Jean Paul Richter, Drunkenness in
Cork, 571.


Nelson, Lord, Despatches and Letters of,-
North British Review,

Newcastle, Duchess of, Margaret Lucas,
Fraser's Magazine,

Newspaper Press in France,-British Quar-
terly Review,


Parliament and the Courts; or, Question of
Privilege, Edinborgh Review,
Pilgrim's Progress, Modern, Blackwood's

Planet, The New Discovered,

Political Parties in Spain, State of,-Foreign
Quarterly Review,

Poets, Last Lines of,— Edinburgh Torch,
POETRY-The Other Day, To My Daughter
on her Birth Day, 137.-Farewell Life-
Welcome Life, The Tree and the Spring,
Believe Me, The Death-Bed, Sleep, 138.-
Early Flowers, Lines to a Motherless
Babe asleep, Hymn, 139.-An Evening
Hymn, Have Faith in One Another, 140.-

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Fragments of Life, 281.-Two Marys at
the Tomb of Christ, Old Friends, Sleep,
Three Mansions, 282.-Stanzas to the Art
of Printing, Alone, The Harmony of Na-
ture, 283.-Truth and Beauty, A Day of
Spring, 426.-The Real and the Ideal,
The Living and the Dead, A Victory,
Memory, 427.---Blind Girl's Lament,
Morning, Sonnet to Truth, 567.-Deeds
not Words, The Grave of Two Sisters,
Life according to Law, Labor's Thanks-
giving Hymn, 568-A Steed in the Desert
for me,
A Night Thought, 569.

Popular Superstitions of the Middle Ages,-
Pretender, the Young, and the Rebellion of
'45,-Eclectic Review,


Royal and Illustrious Ladies, Letters of,-
British Quarterly Review,





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Shetlanders, Manners, Traditions, &c, of,-


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372 Spain, State of Political Parties in,-Foreign

Quarterly Review,


Steppes of the Caspian,

Travels in,-For-

eign Quarterly Review,



St. Bernard, The Great,-Metropolitan,

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From the Edinburgh Review.
[The following eloquent and manly defence
of liberty has been imputed to the pen of Lord
Chief Justice Denman. Though specially de-
signed to rebuke an encroachment upon pop-
ular rights which does not exist here, its
noble principles and fervid arguments will find
a response in every free heart.-ED.]

1. Minutes of the Proceedings of the House
of Commons, July 5, 1845.

2. Minutes of the Proceedings of the House
of Commons, Aug. 5, 1845.
3. Minutes of the Proceedings of the House
of Lords, July 10, 1845.
4. Report from the Select Committee (of the
House of Lords) appointed to search for
Precedents in reference to the Petition of
Thomas Baker for protection.

who conceived themselves injured by false evidence, given against them behind their backs, to Committees of either House, brought actions for the purpose of vindicating their character from the slander; and that each House, on being informed, by petition of the party sued, that such action had been brought, sent for the plaintiff and his attorney, and, by direct menaces, compelled them to stay their actions, and so far submit to the imputations which the evidence had brought upon them. This was said to be done in exercise of Privilege of Parliament.

The fact cannot fail to awaken the most serious reflections in all constitutional minds. To interpose the authority of either House between any one of the Queen's subjects and the remedy which the law may give him against another for an invasion of his personal rights, would appear to be a most questionable practice; yet the step 5. Minutes of the Proceedings of the House was taken by the House of Commons almost of Lords, 10th and 14th of July, 1845. as a matter of course; in a thin house, to6. Lord Brougham's Speech on Privilege wards the close of a session, with scarcely of Parliament. With his Protest against the form of a debate, and without any divithe decision of the House of Lords. July, sion. This vote of the Commons became a precedent for a similar vote, on a similar occasion, in the Lords. The greatest judicial body in the empire was strongly warn


THE proceedings of both Houses of Parliament above referred to, show that persons VOL. VIII.-No. I.


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