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as that edifice is already, they intend, by the removal of the very slight impediments at present existing, to render it one of the safest, most certain, and expeditious means of exit this metropolis can offer. They are also in treaty for the iron gallery at St. Paul's, but have not yet agreed upon terms with the Dean and Chapter.

An offer for the sole privilege of using the top of the Duke of York's column is about to be made in the proper quarter, for the convenience of West-end subscribers.

The proprietors and shareholders of Waterloo Bridge have likewise entered into an arrangement with the Company on most advantageous terms, by which the very few guards that at present interfere with this place of popular resort will be entirely removed; and the proprietors have further agreed with the Company to engage none but deaf toll-keepers, and use every precaution to prevent assistance through the officiousness of watermen or mistaken philanthropists. The Company, in return for these unprecedented advantages, have engaged to present a hundred free shares (entitling the bearers to all the peculiar advantages of this institution) to the original bondholders of the Bridge Proprietors, for their own personal ease and enjoyment.

As a further inducement, the Directors have also the pleasure of stating that they have received an official intimation from the Government, which, with its customary solicitude for the privileges of property, has kindly permitted the approaches to the Serpentine in its most dangerous parts (heretofore accessible to the public at large) to be exclusively appropriated to the shareholders of this Company. The Directors have also entered into an agreement with the Committee of the Humane Society to preserve its usual apathy, so as to prevent the slightest possibility of disturbance or intrusion.

Subscribers who prefer the now nearly obsolete ways of going out of the world-hanging, shooting, and poisoning-will find their predilections have been attentively regarded. The provisional board of management has already secured the eminent professional aid of JOHN KETCH, Esquire, (whose abridged duties since the amelioration of the Criminal Code have enabled him to accept their proposals,) and who has engaged to instruct such shareholders as shall be desirous, in the easiest and most elegant way of tying themselves up. The propri etors of Vauxhall Gardens (uninfluenced by any paltry feeling of competition or rivalry) have proffered the use of their extensive grounds for the exercise of this part of the Company's business; and the Directors will, at their own expense, throw open a view of the Penitentiary of Millbank, for the purposes of deepening the gloomy feelings of such of the subscribers who may not have completely made up their minds.

The selection of POISONS has been confided to an eminent chemist, who has succeeded in preparing a formula of the most deadly and efficacious. The company proudly invite public investigation to their preparation of prussic acid. Many eminent brewers, distillers, and wine-merchants, have offered some valuable assistance in this branch of the undertaking.

Retired places in the Company's grounds, and a commodious shooting gallery, (embellished with views of Frescati's, and the principal London hells, the different race-courses, the Stock Exchange, and Westminster Hall, will be appropriated for the patrons

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of SHOOTING. Hair-trigger pistols, with percussion caps, by the best makers, will be devoted to the use of subscribers, under the immediate superintendence of a retired officer of artillery, who will give the necessary instructions to the nervous or inexperienced.

Such ladies and gentlemen whose resolutions are not completely formed on the subject, will have the necessary encouragement afforded them by the committee of management.

Prospectuses of all the joint-stock companies, and schemes of foreign funds and lotteries, will be regularly taken in, and filed, and will at all times be open to the free perusal of the subscribers and the works of Paine, Volney, and the most eminent Deists, Atheists, and Free-thinkers, will be provided for the exclusive enjoyment of the Company. The directors are also in negotiation with a gentleman of distinguished newspaper celebrity, for a course of lectures on Mr. Owen's principles, in which conjugal infidelity, and the encouragement of independence, will be powerfully recommended.

Independent of its claims for social improvement, and its adaptation to the national characteristic, the Company possesses strong attractions to the capitalist and monied speculator. The patronage it has already secured of the respective coroners throughout the kingdom,-the number of eminent undertakers who have taken shares, and solicited to become part of the directory-and, above all, its close connection with the principal metropolitan cemeteries, insure a handsome return for the capital embarked.

The Company will commence business on the first of November next, and confidently anticipate to be in active operation during that month.

Applications for shares (each admitting the holder to a free parti. cipation in all the advantages above enumerated) to be made to the Secretary of the Company, JOHN MATTOCKS, Esquire, Church-yard Court, Temple.

SONNET.*

(Written on the 21st of October, 1839, the Anniversary of the Battle of Trafalgar.)

BY EDWARD HERBERT.

GREAT deaths have been borne greatly; men have died

In honour'd martyrdom, the patient death;

Torture hath only clung to hearts that sigh'd,

Which, mastering pain hush'd with pathetic breath :

Ridley and Latimer, in pious pride,

Offer'd their lives, like prayers; though fires beneath
Their palms and eyes, licked upwards on each side;
The fatal flames that form the martyr's wreath!

Three deaths have ever seem'd sublime to me,
And will be wondrous to my dying day!—

Nelson's all splendid parting life at sea!

When Victory lit him on his awful way!—
Russell's stern hour-his wife, no more to be

His sacred joy !-The death of sweet Jane Grey !

"The most triumphant death is that of the martyr; the most awful, that of the martyred patriot; the most splendid, that of the hero in the hour of victory!"

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Book the Second.
Chapter V.The Doctor's reflections on his return.
Chapter VI.A jury of blockheads sits on the body of Skinwell. Colin advises
Fanny Woodruff upon a subject of some importance.

Chapter VII-Colin seeks an interview with Squire Lupton. An unexpected ad-
venture takes place, which raises him to the station of a hero, and promises great
things to come.

Chapter VIII-Gives a description of Fanny's visit to the madhouse, and of her in-
terview with her Father.

Chapter IX. Is so very necessary between the eighth and tenth, that it could not
possibly be dispensed with.

Chapter X.--Plot and Counter-plot. The difference between two sides of the same
question curiously illustrated.

Chapter XJ.--Colin prepares for his undertaking, and exhibits great stubbornness of
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