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From an attentive consideration of the above statement, which is drawn up with as much accuracy as possible, from the Rolls and Journals of both Houses of Parliament, the following facts may be deduced :

In the first place it appears, that, since the year 1509 (when it is generally supposed that the duration of Parliaments was extended beyond one year), only four Parliaments have existed beyond seven years, and that only ten more have had a sexennial duration.

In the second place, it is sufficiently evident, that, of the rest, only ten Parliaments have lasted above five years, only six Parliaments above four, and three above three years.

Thirdly, of the remaining number, only eleven existed above two years, and no less than thirty-seven for a shorter period.

Lastly, it is certain, that, one Parliament with another, the duration of each, since the reign of Henry VII., does not exceed the space of two years and about nine months, even including the long Parliament in the reign of King Charles I., and the still longer one which his son retained in existence for the enormous period of about seventeen years.

PRESENT POPULATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM (1871).

England
Scotland

Ireland...

...

22,704,108

3,358,613

5,402,759

OFFICERS OF STATE.

THE LORD STEWARD'S DEPARTMENT.

The estate of the Queen's household is entirely committed to the Lord Steward, to be ruled and governed by his discretion; and all his commands in court are to be obeyed; his authority reaches over all the officers and servants of the Queen's house, except those of the Queen's chamber, stable, and chapel. Under the Lord Steward, in the compting-house, are the treasurer of the household, comptroller, cofferer, master of the household, clerks of the green cloth, &c. It is called the compting-house, because all the accounts and expenses of the Queen's household are daily taken and kept in it.

Lord Steward.

1874, March 2, Earl Beauchamp.

Treasurer of the Household.

1874, March 2, Earl Percy.

Comptroller of the Household.

1874, March 2, Lord Henry Somerset.

Master of the Household.

1866, March 6, Sir John-Clayton Cowell, K.C.B.

Secretary.

1851, May 10, Edward-Mash Browell, esq.

THE LORD CHAMBERLAIN

AND HIS DEPARTMENT.

His office is to take care of all the officers and servants (excepting those belonging to the Queen's bedchamber, who are under the Groom of the Stole) belonging to the Queen's chambers, who are sworn in their places by him. He hath the oversight of the officers of the wardrobes at all Her Majesty's houses; and of removing wardrobes or beds; of tents, revels, music, comedians, and, what is not common in other nations, although a layman, he hath oversight of the Queen's chaplains, and of all the heralds, physicians, apothecaries, &c. It is his place to inspect into the charges of coronations, marriages, public entries, cavalcades, funerals, and into all furniture for and in the parliament houses and rooms of addresses to the Queen.

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1866, July 13, Hon. Mortimer-Sackville West.

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Lieut.-Col. William-Henry- Frederick Cavendish.
Colonel Hon. Augustus Liddell.

Hon. Sir Charles Augustus Murray. (Extra.)
Lieut.-General Francis H. Seymour.
Lord F. H. Kerr, R. N.

Captain W. G. Stirling, R.N. (Extra.)
Donald Cameron of Lochiel, esq.
Captain Sir John-E. Commerell, R.N.
John-Francis Campbell, of Islay, esq.

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1865, Jan. 13,

Countess of Caledon.

Duchess of Roxburghe.

Dowager Countess of Mount Edgecumbe. (Extra.)

1867, Oct. 29, Viscountess Clifden. (Extra.)

Viscountess Jocelyn. (Extra.)

Countess of Erroll.

1872, July 17, 1872, Dec. 31, 1873, Jan.

Countess of Mayo.

7,

Countess of Gainsborough. (Extra.)

Women of the Bedchamber.

1837, July 17,

1855, Nov. 10,

Dec. 9,

1856, June 10,

1859, May 14,

1866, May 25,

1867, Oct. 29,

1870, April 16,

1873, Oct. 30,

1874, Nov. 6,

Lady Caroline Barrington.
Viscountess Forbes. (Extra.)

Viscountess Chewton.

Hon. Lady Gordon.
Lady Codrington.

Lady Sarah-Elizabeth Lindsay.
Hon. Mrs. Robert Bruce.

Lady Charlotte Copley. (Extra.)
Hon. Lady Biddulph. (Honorary.)
Hon. Mrs. Grey. (Extra.)

Lady Augusta-Frederica- Elizabeth Stanley. (Extra.)
Mrs. Pratt. (Extra.)

Lady Elizabeth Philippa Adeane.

Hon. Flora-Clementina-Isabella Macdonald.

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THE MASTER OF THE HORSE.

Ilath the charge of all the Queen's stables and horses. Also power over equerries and pages, footmen, grooms, farriers, smiths, saddlers, and all other trades any way relating to the stables. He has the privilege of applying to his own use one coachman, four footmen, and six grooms, in the Queen's pay, and wearing the Queen's livery. In any solemn cavalcade he rides next behind the Queen.

Master of the Horse.

1874, March 10, Earl of Bradford.

Master of the Buck Hounds.

1874, Earl of Hardwicke.

CAPTAIN OF THE BAND OF GENTLEMEN AT ARMS.

1874, March 2, Marquis of Exeter.

CAPTAIN OF HER MAJESTY'S BODY GUARD OF YEOMEN

GUARD.

1874, March 2, Lord Skelmersdale.

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