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CONSUMPTION AND ITS CAUSES.

A WARNING AGAINST DISSIMULATION.…

AMERICAN COPYRIGHT AND LITERARY…

Ilfoallwras Jhttelligenu.

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SELF-ESTEEM.

"THE FIRST GENTLEMAN IN EUROPE."

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"THE FIRST GENTLEMAN IN EUROPE." It would seem, from the Cornwallis coidespondence, that the English were just in their estimation of that bad man. H.R.H. having quarrelled shamefully with his parents, and with Pitt, had thrown himself into the hands of the Opposition, and appears to have corre- sponded occasionally with Cornwallis, who had two votes at his command in the Commons, during that nobleman's first Indian admir oration. In 1790, Lord Cornwallis, writing to his brother, the Bishop of Lich- field and Coventry, says You tell me that I am accused of being remiss in my correspondence with a certain great personage. Nothing can be more false, for I have answered every letter from him by the first ship that sailed from hence after I received it. The style of them, although personally kind to excess, has not been very agreeable to me, as they have always pressed upon me some infamous and unjustifiable job, which I have uniformly been obliged to refuse, and contained much gross and false abuse of Mr. Pitt, and improper charges against other and greater personages, about whom, to me at least, he ought to be s;lent." Three or four of the Prince of Wales's letters are given at length. They all prove "the first gentlemen and scholar of his day" to have been a very illiterate and unscrupulous jobber. In one of them he proposed to the Governor-General to displace a black, named Alii Cann," who was chief criminal judge of Benares, in order that a youth, named Pellegrine Treves, the son of a notorious London money-lender, might be ap- pointed to that office. Lord Cornwallis replied, that Ali Ibrahim Khan, though a native, was one of the most able and respected public servants in India, and that it-would be a most difficult and unpopular step to remove him; and that even if his post were vacant, the youth and inexperience of the money-lender's son ren- dered him utterly ineligible for such an important trust. One of the causes of complaint which H.R.H. urged against his royal parent was, that he, also, was not entrusted with higher military corama;nd.- Cornhill Magazine..

THE PARIS CATACOMBS.

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THE STRUGGLES OF A SELF-TAUGHT…