This large bell, which was said to have the sweetest sound, for its size, of any bell in the world, and which was intended for the new Houses of Parliament, London, is cracked, and will have to be re-cast. It was suspended a few feet from the ground, waiting the arrival of the four quarter-bells, before it was hoisted to its resting-place in the tower, and was regularly struck at one o'clock, to keep it in tune. The accident is supposed to have arisen from the fact that too large a hammer was used before it was properly hung.