15 OCTOBER 1864

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T HE Lancashire people are squeezing speeches out of Mr. Glad- stone like sugar out of cane. He has spoken this week at Bol- ton on the utility of people's parks and the...

The First of the Papers on the GREAT GOVERNING FAMILIES

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of SCOTLAND is unavoidably postponed to next week. The HAMIL- TON-DOUGLAS Family will be the subject of the first paper, expected on the 22nd inst.

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MR. GLADSTONE AT LIVERPOOL. T HE first obstacle in Mr. Gladstone's road to power, whether his goal be the Premiership or only the lead in the House of Commons, is the popular...

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A BRAWLING BISHOP. B OTH our Bible and our Prayer-book take

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what we must call a singularly moderate and even diffident tone in speaking of the Bishops. The one allusion to them in the Morning Service expressly admits that the healthful...

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A HAB having secured the vineyard, it is expedient for his courtiers to prove that Naboth deserved his fate. Mr. George Bunsen has in England undertaken the task, and no man...

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. 1 4i CURIOUS paragraph has been going the round of the morning papers which implies that the Parliament is likely to be dissolved next spring. The notion seems to be that a...

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the account. comparably the first in Asia. India makes England

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a first- 1. The case of India differs from that of the colonies in class Power on two continents instead of one, without one very material feature. The resources of the...

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THE DAVENPORT KNOTS. T HE Invisible Agencies, whatever they are, which

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whisk about'. tambourines and guitars, tie and untie complicated sailors' knots, and manifest gelatinous hands without visible arms and bodies, have gained a distinct step in...

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T HE tradition of ability adheres to the Papacy, and is one of its most formidable powers. The misgivings felt, for example, as to the result of this Convention are chiefly...

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[FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] Naples, October 2, 1864. NAPLES has just seen a very remarkable demonstration of political feeling in reference to the proposed transfer of...


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T HE success of Mr. Boucicault's play " The Streets of Lon- don" throws a curious light upon the present taste of the English public. Night after night for sixty nights the...

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MILITARY events of interest and possibly of great importance have

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taken place within the last few days. Two corps of the Army of the Potomac are again north of the James River and within six miles of Richmond, one of them having already taken...

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A DICTIONARY OF SLANG.* Tars is a very valuable book, and though the author is quite aware of its incompleteness it is much fuller and much more satisfactory than we have any...

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THE difficulty of the household novel, the story which describes the fortunes of a family rather than those of an individual, would seem to be this,—the author is driven by the...

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[SECOND NOTICE.] GOTTIIELY'S " Kaserei" may be taken as a type-picture of Bernese village life. Two other works, " Geld and Geist" (" The Soul and Money"), and "Wie Anne Bahl...

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ALL history derived from written materials carries us but a little way back into the past. Before the history of each race begins there is always a period which has either been...

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C UR RENT LITERATURE • The Earth's Crust. A Handy

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Outline of Geology. By David Page, F.R.S.E., F.G.S. (W. P. Nirame.)—The author's object is to " diffuse knowledge" by a "pleasant and perspicuous outline." Details are irksome...

Results of the Irish Census of 1861. With a special

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reference to the condition of the Church in Ireland. By the Rev. A. Hume, LL.D. and D.C.L. (Rivingtons.)—The author of this pamphlet is a member of five learned societies and...


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Tuts is rather a disappointing book, for it is not until far on in the story that the reader is compelled to give up the hope of a good novel which he had entertained at its...

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The Science of Exchanges. By N. A. Nicholson, MA ,

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Trinity College, Oxford. (Effingham Wilson.)—This is the second edition of a useful little book by which a clear idea of a complicated subject may bo gained without much...

French naturalist has here recorded in a simple and popular

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form the result of his inquiries into the obscure subject of generation. The main result at which ho arrives is that the process of gemination by which some individuals...

Physical Geography for Schools and General Readers. By M. F.

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Maury, LL.D., Commander in the Navy of the Confederate States of America. (Longman and Co.)—We presume this very clear little elementary treatise is one of the results of...

composition, clear and precise, and perfectly free from any intermixture

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of polemical bitterness. Dr. Tulloch remarks with truth that the picture of our Lord presented to ns by M. Renan is the outcome of the Positi- vist line of thought, just as...

Organic Philosophy; or, Man's True Place in Nature. Vol. I.

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Epioos- mology. By Hugh Doherty, M.D. (Thabner and 0o.)—This book is so dis igarel by a profuse employment of most uncouth and even unin- telligible technical terms that it is...

to discover "the conditions of human spiritual life," the knowledge

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of which is truth, and obedience to which is virtue. The author seems to proceed as follows :—He first lays it down as "a necessary first truth" that the will of the Creator...

Elijah: Four University Sermons. By W. W. Shirley, Professor of

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Ecclesiastical History, Oxford. (Macmillan and Co.)—Those earnest and eloquent discourses are a strong protest against certain forms of thought prevalent at the present day. He...

The Two Worlds, the Natural and the Spiritual. By Thomas

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Brevior. (F. Pitman.)—In this very curious and on the whole senfible produc- tion the history of supernatural phenomena - as manifested among the Jews and the heathen, in the...

Geraldine Maynard ; or, the Abduction. A Tale of the

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Days of Shakes- ' peare. By Captain Curling. 8 vols. (Charles J. Skeet.)—One would always desire to speak favourably of a posthumous publication, and if Captain Curling has...

C. Ramsay, F.R.S., Second Edition. (Edward Stanford.) —This oditlon has

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been thoroughly revised and corrected—some parts have been enlarged—and a small map of Great Britain geologically coloured is prefixed. Those who desire to acquaint themselves...

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The Rained Castles of North Wales. With photographic illustrations by

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Sedgfield, Bedford, and Ambrose. (Alfred W. Bennett.)—This pretty little drawing-room volume contains some half-dozen photographs on a small scale, but of quite extraordinary...

The Works of Oliver Goldsmith, Illustrated. With a Life by

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John Francis Waller, LL.D. (Cassell, Petter, and Galpin.)—This is a very handsome volume—paper, typo, and binding are all of the best. The illustrations are numerous, and if...

The New Gospel of Peace according to St. Benjamin. Book

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Third. (American News Agency, New York.) —We have before called attention to the earlier parts of this very humorous little squib. This third portion is in no way inferior to...


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Which is the Winner? by Charles Clarke, 3 vole (Chapman and Hall)--Gencrel Gazetteer, by A. Keith Johnston;• Calendar of State Papers, 1202.1509, by Raweden Brown ; Handbook of...