13 NOVEMBER 1869, Page 1

A stronger compliment than even Mr. Gladstone's is to be

paid to America through Mr. Peabody. A funeral service has been performed over his remains in Westminster Abbey, thus conceding to him the honours of burial in the British Pantheon ; but the body is to be carried to America in a man-of-war commissioned for that express service, while the journals publish a paragraph, evidently from Windsor, and written by Royal order, describing the Queen's regret at his death, and the gracious attention as to a personal friend which Her Majesty had paid him in life.. The act is wise and graceful, and Mr. Peabody deserved his honours ; but one cannot help thinking,—suppose he had earned a shilling and given away sixpence, as many a hungry labourer does ?