12 FEBRUARY 1859

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The Ionian question has made some little advance towards a

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solution. When Mr. Gladstone suddenly pulled up the Assem- bly in its unconstitutional career of appointing a Committee to take measures for uniting the islands with Greece, he...

NEWS- OF THE Inn . .

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THE Emperor of the French has spoken, and Europe is not con- vulsed. Those who had read the signs of the times, and re- flected on the great difficulties of all the parties in...

The war in India is gradually falling within narrower limits.

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The British columns in Oude are dotted about like pieces on a chess-board, precluding escape to the remaining rebels. Lord Clyde has pressed northwards to the very edge of the...

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Parliament has made some progress in business, none in that

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more imposing business which fills the minds of all men— Reform. Ministers have presented a crowd of bills on neutral subjects. The Losd Chancellor's measure fusing, but not...

Some activity has been shown in other home matters.

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Convocation is sitting, and fruitlessly tilting at the Divorce Acts. Banbury has refused to elect Mr. Miall, who went to the poll in the Bright interest, and who, by persisting...

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PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OF THE WEEK. Horse or LORDS. Monday, February 7. Trustees Relief Amendment ; Lord St. Leonards's Bill read a second time—Bankruptcy and Insolvency ; the Lord...

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The City reformers got up a requisition to Lord Mayor Wire, asking for a public meeting in the Guildhall. It was summoned, and on Satur- day it was held, the Lord Mayor...

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itt (Curt 'THE QUEEN has taken out-door exercise with her

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usual constancy-. On Thursday, the anniversary of her marriage, the band of the Life Guards played on the East Terrace at day-break. In the evening her Majesty gave a concert to...


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The Convocation of the prelates and clergy of the province of Canter- bury met on Wednesday, and has sat until day. The Upper House did little business on Wednesday, and none on...

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Mr. Charles Baillie, Lord Advocate of Scotland, was on Saturday, elected Member for the county of Linlithgow, in the room of Mr. George Dundas, appointed Governor of Prince...


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The Convocation of the Prelates and Clergy of the Province of York met on the 4th, and, as usual, was instantly prorogued until August next. The Reverend Mr. Dodd vainly...

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fortIgu ant( if olantal.

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fratar.—The French Chambers were opened on Monday with the usual state ceremonies at the Tuileries. The only novel incident was the appearance of the Princess Clotilde, who...


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Mr. Smith O'Brien has sent a five pound note to a fund now in course of collection to aid in the defence of the Phcenix Club conspirators, cal- led the "Fair Trial Fund," and a...

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The Calcutta mail which arrived last night contains the announce- ment that the Government has resolved that a separate Lieutenant-Go- vernorship for the territories on the...

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SATURDAY. The proceedings in both Houses of Parliament last night are of in- terest, although neither House seems to have yet entered heartily into the business of the year....


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ON and after Saturday next, the 19th instant, we shall issue an edition of the SPECTATOR in time for the early morning trains, so that it can be delivered in every town of the...

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The elute of Colonel Dickson and the Earl of Wilton

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has come before the Court of Queen's Bench in the form of an action by Colonel Dickson against Lord Wilton for damages for the publication of a slanderous libel imputing the...

A private letter from Paris reports rather a curious incident.

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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...


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Mr. J. G. Crace's latest advice to the public on the application of art in manufactures delivered in the form of a lecture at the South Mar sington Museum, is spread over the...

A deputation from the Anti-Taxes upon Knowledge Association waited upon

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Lord Derby yesterday to urge the repeal of the paper-duty. The Premier said he had never concealed his opinion of this onerous tax. All he could say was that the state of the...


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STOCK EXCHANGE, FRIDAY arreinroorr. Business in the English and Foreign Markets has been active although of an unsettled character all the week. The first quotations in the...

One of the most distinguished leaders of the Free-trade party

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is re- ported to have received, just before Sir Robert Peel's change of action, a severe remonstrance from a friend, for showing signs of surrender, in ex- pressing a desponding...

The meeting of the Society of Arts on Wednesday next,

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will be graced by . the presence of the Bishop of London and Lord John Russell, both of w hom will speak upon the occasion. A full meeting may, therefore, be expected. The...


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(From our own Correspondent.) If ball dresses are costly and intricate, every-day and visiting dresses arc more simply made than ever. Velvets, plaid-velvets, and watered...

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On Wednesday next Madame Celeste will take her benefit at

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the Ly- ceum, and bring out a new drama entitled the kat Hope, and in the course of the week Mr. Wright is expected to reappear at the Adelphi.


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One of those long farces, peculiar to the Palais Royal, has recently been produced at that mirthful theatre. An elderly gentleman has a niece awl a stuffed bear, in which he...


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The only remarkable concert of the week has been that of the Vocal Association at St. James's Hall on Wednesday evening. This society appears to be thriving under its new course...

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The Invisible Prince, a burlesque originally produced at the Hay- market, has been revived at the Adelphi, just to remind the world that there is a gentleman living among us...

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Dr. Monk, known as a composer of good sacred music,

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has received from the Dean and Chapter of York the appointment of organist and choir- master of the cathedral, with a salary of 2001. year. Dr. Camidge, who has held the office...

Paris is now in the height of its artistic season,

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and events of no ordi- nary interest occupy the minds of the lyrical and musical world. The secession of Mademoiselle Artot from the Imperial Opera has been fol- lowed by that...


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" GOD AND THE RIGHT." MANY honest politicians are at a loss just now. Deprived of the ordinary card and compass by the confounding of party and the displacing of old standards,...

At this time, before the London "season" begins there is

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much more music in the provinces than in the metropolis. Al most all our vocal and in.strumentral favourites are scattered over the three kingdoms ; some singly, others...

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THE Ronman States have constituted themselves a unity in a somewhat unexpected fashion. The great diplomatic conflict of Paris turned upon the union of the Principalities under...


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IT is impossible to deny that the question of industry in the West Indies has arrived at an entirely new stage, and with a fair use of discretion and common sense we may find...

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IRELIND has had the start of England in law reform ; the West Indies, as we showed last week, have facilities for disencumber- ing estates which we do not possess ; and South...


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1st common with the British press, the House of Commons, and "even military men themselves," we have been rebuked by a daily evening contemporary for ignorance of the working of...

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Ix incident in the West of Ireland illustrates the old truth that anything will do for a cause of religious quarrel; where there's a will, there's a way. A poor little child was...


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Is order to see clearly the effect of the alterations in the law of Debtor and Creditor, proposed by Lord-Chancellor Chelmsford, it will be neces- sary shortly to explain the...


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THE French, who can do everything, from making revolutions of different sizes to "getting the Pentateuch up in five nets," send us, this week, a new map of Europe. Lombardy,...

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WE have all along suspected that the resumption of cash payments by Aus- tria would turn out to be a sort of gloomy joke, and the Vienna correspond- dent of the Times more than...


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Locan life is the marrow of English opinion and yet one cannot help smiling at any principle or policy connected with the name of some merely local place. Mr. Bright's speech at...


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Mn. COBDEN in writing a letter to the Ballot Society says, that in watching the progress of Mr. Bright's measure on Parliamentary Reform, "I am struck with the similarity of the...


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By LEIGH HUNT. No. V. TEE Faioca Emrssoa's 3fovorsata.— What is the Secret of it? — Corn parisons of him and his Uncle—Diplomatic Inquiries into the Moustache : and Conclusions...

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BRITISH INSTITUTION. The early spring meeting which precedes the great struggle in May at Trafalgar Square, does not hold out much promise this year. There are no striking...


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The arrangement announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the House of Commons, on Tuesday , evening, will be quite satisfactory to every class of the community. The...


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Hogarth, of the Haymarket, has been permitted to exhibit a small portion of a fresco attributed to Raphael, pourtraying a female saint's head, which has been entrusted to him to...

The Lord-Lieutenant has just laid the first stone of the

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New National Gallery for Ireland as the northern wing to the premises of the Royal Dublin Society, which is intended as a " Dargan" testimonial. It will contain a library...

Last week at the sale of ancient Roman medals and

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coins at the Hotel Droust in Paris, the following prices were realised—A Julius Collar, head uncovered, in gold, 16/. 16s. ; Augustus, crowned with laurel by the koddesa of...

[For Booxs see the accompanying Supplement.]

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On the 16th of November, at Victoria. Hongkong, the Wife

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of George Whiffing. ham Caine, Esq., Officiating Secretary to 11.31.'s Plenipotentiary, of a son. On the 4th of February, at 13, Chester Street, Belgmve Square, the Wife of...

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BR ITIS IL FUNDS. (Closing Prices.) Seined. Mowday. Tisasslay Wanes. Shurs. Friday, S per Cent Consols Ditto for Account per Cents Reduced New 3 per Cents Long Annuities...


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FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 8. Bankrupts.-GE060E All - BONE DRAGE, Olney, Buckinghamshire, boot-manufac- turer-HARRE RICHARD Timm, Kingston-upon-Thames, builder-Joins...

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FROM THE LONDON GAZETIE, FEBRUARY 11. WAR-OrricE, Pall Mall, February . I I.-Cavalry-lst Regiment of Dragoon Guards-Lieut.-Col. T. Pattie, from the 16th Light Drags, to be...

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London Printed by Tosern Ci.srron, of 285, Strand, in the

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County of Middlesex, Printer, at the oMee of losers Ci.sT - TON, 17, Bourerle Street, in the Precinct of White-fuses. lathe City of London ; and published by the aforesaid...

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The Quarterly Reviews have not been behind hand in fasten- ing on the subjects of the day. That which has stirred the minds of all thinking men—Reform—occupies a place in all...

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FEBRUARY 12, 1859.


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JOHN STUART MILL ON LIBERTY, THIS is one of those remarkable works whose appearance forms \ an event in literature, as its perusal constitutes an epoch in the reader's mind....

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THERE is a peculiar attraction in descriptive topography whose source is not so obvious at first sight. There is little in it that the statist would call " information" ; not...

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is a puzzle. "Reason frowns on war's unequal game, Where wasted nations raise a single name." Discoverer after discoverer fails or perishes, that the last and lucky adventurer...

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IN the early part of 1857, the Society of Arts announced that "two hundred guineas had been placed in their hands," [by Mr. Henry Johnson,] for the purpose of bestowing that sum...

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Information is the predominant characteristic of the more important publications of the week; though their grade may not be of the highest; and in that point of view may be...

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Professor Browne of King's College, is about to give a series of lec- tures on Homer at Queen's College. The plan as unfolded in the sylla- bus is good, though deductionrd...