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The Author of these pages cannot resist the opportunity of alluding to the melancholy event of the other day, the loss of the "Solway " steam-ship, and of recording the noble conduct of Captain Duncan, who in his death has done a heroic service to his country, by an example to all British seamen and soldiers to stand and sink with their vessels, or perish on their posts when duty demands the sacrifice.
Here was a man of the peaceful profession of the commercial seaman, and free from the excitement of battle and its emulations, calmly standing on the deck of his sinking vessel with the water up to his middle, and with active exertions and under the anxiety and responsibility of a brave man hurrying women and children into the boats: and as the water rose upon him, deliberately getting up on a higher stand, and giving his last commands to his sailors to save themselves in the rigging. Perhaps in the annals of danger there is scarcely to be found a picture of more calmness, humanity, and gallantry than exhibited by Captain Duncan, as described by the surviving officers and passengers of his vessel.
HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE BRITISH ARISTOCRATIC POWER, FROM THE
THE NATURE OF THE ARISTOCRATIC POWER, AND THE ANALYSIS OF IT.
The question that extreme misery leads to the early connection between
ARISTOCRACY, OR MONOPOLISM, WOULD CHECK THE BOUNTY OF NATURE, AND
Refutation of the doctrine that there is no room at nature's feast for a vast
Principles applied to persons—Synopsis of national wealth and income—
ARISTOCRATIC INSOLVENCY, AND THE MIDDLE CLASSES.
Contrast between the very wealthy portion of the aristocracy and the poor
THE LEGISLATIVE AND POLITICAL EYE.
The natural eye is placed in front—Motion is the order of nature—Man
No. 1. Decennial Periods of British History
2. Beware of Majorities of One
3. A few Sibylline Leaves blown out
5. The China War .
6. The Last Word .