15 DECEMBER 1855, Page 10

The .Phorrnio of Terence is the " Westminster Play "

of the preaeat year ; and it has been acted by the Queen's scholars with more than average applause, and less than average humour. Last year, the anxiety occasioned by the war was deemed a sufficient reason for converting the usually comic epilogue into a serious oration. This year, we suppose the mental malady is assumed to be rather chronic than acute ; for the epi- logue is restored to its old function of satirizing in a dramatic form some topics of the day. The statute for the protection of wives, the change in the law of evidence, and the results of the " ticket-of-leave " system, are touched upon with much fancy and felicity, and the halls of St. *eter shake with the sounds of mirth.