20 JANUARY 1866, Page 1

The Queen has presented a silver idol'of the late Prince

Con- sort, clad in armour like Christian in the Pilgrim's Progress, to Prince William, the eldest son of the Princess Royal, as well as to Prince Albert Victor, the eldest son of the Prince of Wales. Both images are adorned by the same verses, said to be from the hand of Mrs. Prothero. The statues and statuettes to the good Prince Consort are multiplying a little more rapidly, we think, than would have suited his own taste. If he can see us now, does he not think, as St. Paul of the Athenians, that we are " in these things too superstitious?" Would he not say that we were giving ourselves to idolatry, and his " spirit be stirred within him ?"