12 FEBRUARY 1859, Page 11

A private letter from Paris reports rather a curious incident.

In his tour, the Comte de Paris was received at Seville with the honours due to a King's son. The French Ambassador at Madrid protested; and at a subsequent stage the young Count was received only as a private gen- tleman. On hearing of this, the Duke de Montpensier was seriously offended, and at once resigned all the Spanish titles which have been conferred upon him as husband of the Infanta Luisa. It is even said that he contemplates leaving Spain. The occurrence has caused some feeling of embarrassment.

A lecture " On some of the Grounds of Dissatisfaction with Modern Gothic Architecture" WRS given at the Royal Institution last evening by Mr. E. B. Denison, Q.C.