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LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF MARTIN…

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LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT. Such of our readers as are acquainted with the neighbour- hood of The Monument," in London, will recognise the truthfulness of the following picture TOWN AND TODGERS'S. You couldn't walk about in Todgers's neighbourhood, as you could in any other neighbourhood. You groped your way for an hour through lanes and bye-ways, and court-yards and passages and never once emerged upon anything that might be reasonably called a street. A kind of resigned distraction came over the stranger as he trod those devious mazes, and, giving himself up for lost, went in and out and round about, and quietly turned back, again when he came to a dead wall or was stopped by an iron railing, and felt that the means of escape might possibly present themselves in their own good time, but that to anticipate them was hope- less. Instances were known of people, who, being asked to dine at Todgers's, had travelled round and round it for a weary time, with its very chimney-pots in view; and finding it, at last, impossible of attainment, had gone home again with a gentle melancholy on their spirits, tranquil and un- complaining. Nobody had ever found Todgers's on a verbal direction, though given within a minute's walk of it. Cautious emigrants from Scotland or the North of England had been kfiown to reach it safely by impressing a aharity- boyf town-bred, and bringing him along with him or by clinging tenaciously to the postman; but these were rare exceptions, and only went to prove the rule that Todgers's was in a labyrinth, whereof the mystery was known but to a chosen few. Several fruit-brokers had their marts near Todgers's; and one of the first impressions wrought upon the stranger's senses was.of oranges—of daiqaged oranges, with blue and green bruises on them, festering in boxes, or mouldering away in cellars. All day long, a stream of porters from the wharfea beside the river, each bearing on his back a bursting chest of oranges, poured slowly through the narrow passages while underneath the archway by the nublic-house. the knots rested and regaled within, were piled from night. Strange solitary pumps were found hiding themselves for the most part in blind ping company with fire-ladders. There were toy dozens, with many a ghostly little church- pwa with such straggling yegetatvott as up spontaneously from damp, and graves, and rubbish. In some of these, dingy resting-places, which boremudl the same analogy to green churchyards, as the pots of earth for mignonette and wall-flower in the windows overlooking the(irp"did"tO TUstic g:ír(Jells-=- tháe were trees; tall trees; still putting forth their leaves in each succeeding year, with such a languishing remembrance of their kind (so one might fancy, looking on their sickly boughs) as birds in cages have of,theirs. Here, paralysed old watchmen guarded the bodies of the dead at night, year after year, until at. last they joined that solemn brotherhood and, saving that they slept below the ground a sounder sleep than even they had ever known above it, and were shut up in another kind of box, their condition can hardly be said to have undergone any material chjnge when they, in turn, were watcbd thcms"hes.

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THE SOLITARY STAR.

EXTRAORDINARY CHARGE OF BIGAMY.

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PUBLIC ENTRY OF LORD ELLENBOIIOUGH…

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j < HOUSE OF LORDS.

HOUSE OF COMMONS,

BUTE DOCKS. CARDIFF.

GLAMORGANSHIRE CANAL.

FORTH CAWL SHIPPING LIST.