13 DECEMBER 1851

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Something very like the maximum of press-restriction has been attained

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in Austria. The military governor of Vienna has forbidden the newspapers to notify any arrests that may be made, or publish the names of persons arrested, because " this...


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THE usurpation in France looks baser and blacker the more closely it is examined. It has been carried into effect with wanton mas- sacre, and is supported by fraud and lies. The...

The foreign dynasty, which the wisdom of the European Powers

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set up in Greece, is hard put to it to maintain an ascendancy. The Xiephti dispute every inch of ground with it. The state of affairs revealed in the course of criminal trials...

The home news of the week appears of very secondary

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conse- quence in presence of the alarming intelligence from France. It is not merely that our domestic movements are less attended to, in consequence of the eagerness with which...

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The latest arrivals from the Cape announce " decided advan-

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tages" over the Caffres. Those "decided advantages," however, leave the termination of hostilities apparently as remote as ever. Indeed it is admitted, that their most probable...

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Ties Queen has not this week extended her exercises beyond the circuit of the Royal grounds, but she has begun again to receive company. Prince Albert has once enjoyed the sport...


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The Corporation Municipal Reform Bill was brought up again to the Common Council on Thursday from the Freedoms Committee, revised in those particulars which the Recorder said...

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The electors of Lisburn have not easily been,able to get a candidate to their mind in room of their deceased Member Sir Horace Seymour. Several persons have been named : one of...

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The farewell dinner to Mr. Sharman Crawford by his constituents was g iven in the Public Hall at Rochdale on Friday the 5th. Mr. John Bright and Mr. Cobden made the speeches of...

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A large and influential demonstration against the Maynooth grant was made on Tuesday by the inhabitants of Edinburgh, under the auspices of the Scottish Reformation Society. The...

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FuseecE.—Louis Napoleon Bonaparte is now, according to the au- thorized accounts of the Usurping Government, complete "master of the situation." The army has been everywhere...

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Cabinet Councils were held again in the Foreign Office on Saturday and on Monday, with a full attendance of Ministers. We understand that Mr. B. Peacock, Queen's counsel, is to...


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SA.TITRDAY. It is plain, both from the fuller accounts of past days now appearing in the organs of the Usurpation, and from such trifling indications of later events as...

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The Protectionists made a demonstration at the London Tavern yes-

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terday, to/else the cloud which hangs over their party,—to clear and make firm a policy lately rendered doubtful and wavering by recent Protec- tionist speeches; to whip up and...

Lord Palmerston 'finds it an easy matter to parry awkward

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inqiiiries in the'House of Conimmits, An oppoittinitYis now afforded hint of dis- playing hiS skill of fence in another field. The'Emperor of Austria, it is confidently stated...


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Many private letters frciin Paris have reached us this week. Much of their contents is the minute confirmation, on testimony the value of which we kA0V7 petsonally, of the...

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Even if that great desideratum, a fertile writer of real comedy in the English language, could be found, we fear that a diffioulty would arise in finding an audience fit to...


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STOCK EXCHANGE, PRIDAT AFTERNOON. The present week has been one of less excitement in the money-market than its predecessor ; and, like the last, the state of France has been...

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A series of musical performances, called the " London Thursday Con- certs," has been begun at Exeter Hall. The first took place on Thursday evening. The speculation seems...

The gentlemen Who formed the Council of the late Orchestral

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Society have addressed to the subscribers .a statement explaining the reason of the failure in giving the first concert as announced, and of the consequent dissolution of the...


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THE LOWER EsfPIRE. WICATEVER honour can be awarded in our time to successful crime—successful thus far—belongs of right to President Bona- parte. Of course he has violated his...

The very admirable manner in which Mr. Phelps has played

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'Sir .Por- tinaz irSyeophant in Macklin's has of the World—following out the ex- treme minuteness with which the character is written, with the utmost finish of histrionic...

At the Princess's Theatre, Miss Frankland has shown, by her

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per- formance of Portia in The Merchant of Venice, an average capability for sustaining the juvenile line of business.

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Timm is always in favour of the well-disposed. If at times it seems to tell against them, the reason is that we have not the whole truth. In the recently-unveiled ease of Lord...

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THE convict Smith is not to be hanged, but transported ; and the Times is scandalized at the act of " mercy." Smith lived with a woman of bad character ; although himself...


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Earn pars meet; not perhaps so often as the assertion is made, but sometimes in a very striking aspect. An adventurer starts up from the outskirts of London society, and, after...


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Fainsn, pestilence, mortality, exile, misery in every shape, have passed over the Irish, yet the race is unchastened. The murder of Mr. Thomas Douglas Bateson at Castleblaney is...

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HEAD'S FAGGOT OF FRENCH STICKS. • IT appears that Sir Francis Head had not been in France since he served there with the Army of Occupation. In the spring of this year he...


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THE fall of the houses at Kensington has come as if for a fatal proof that our allusion to the fallacious style of building in Lon- don was not unwarranted. The verdict of the...

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these three volumes relates to the subject of " the Ansayrii" or the Assassins ; and that portion is little more than a narrative of the author's adventures amongst them, with...

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SPIRITUAL ALCHEMY. * This fiction possesses a unity and distinctness from

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the moral pur- pose of the writer, which the actual power displayed as a novelist might not have attained. There is indeed a dramatic spirit en-. hibited ; the characters are...