16 JANUARY 1864

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W E published last week, in a late edition, the gratifying an- nouncement of the birth of a son to the Prince of Wales on the 8th inst. The Princess had only that day been...

Notes between the British Government and that of Saxony upon

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this subject were published on Saturday, but they amount to very little. Earl Russell reiterates very strongly the English view, that if Denmark has broken faith with Germany...

Sir George Grey's plea that the Act 3 and 4

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Victoria, cap. 54, providing that " it shall be lawful " to do as he has done, left him no discretion in the matter is clearly unsound. These words are not " a legal term...

The discussions in the French Legislature, mentioned in another Place,

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brsame on Wednesday and Thursday still more sharp, until the PreeiRent interfered to prevent one speaker from expressing the idea that the oppoeition might have a majority, and...

Samuel Wright, the man who murdered his paramour in the

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Waterloo Road, was executed on Tuesday in front of Horsemonger Lane Gaol, amidst a very remarkable scene. The windows usually let at high prices were all empty, the shops wore...

The drift of the Schleswig-Holstein affair has through the week

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been, on the whole, pacific. Nobody has conceded anything, but there has been a lull, allowing time for reflection. The position today, shortly described, would appear to be...

NOTICE —A delay has occurred in the issue of the

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Title-Page and I ruler to the Sreerkroxt for the past year in consequence of the preparation of a • more perfect one than that hitherto given. Cloth covers for the volume are...

The more we hear of the Townley case the more

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monstrous the circumstances of his reprieve appear. It is now admitted that the Lunacy Commission appointed by Sir G. Grey found substantially no evidence at all of his...

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The Star of Wednesday published a statement, which it had

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" reason to believe," that at the date of the latest advices from India the Government of India were in hourly expectation of a Sikh revolt. The statement tallies with a very...

The remarks of the Field-Marshal Commanding-in-Chief on the Crawley case

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have been published, and are sensible, though feeble. Lieutenant-Colonel Crawley, having been fully acquitted, is retained in command of the 6th Dragoons, and the officers most...

A correspondent of the Times furnishes a personal sketch of

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the Duke of Augustenburg, which makes that important personage a little more visible and less mythical than he has hitherto been. He is a tall man, over six feet high, with...

Dr. Stanley was installed as Dean of Westminster on this

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day week, and preached his first sermon in the Cathedral on Sunday afternoon, from the words of St. Paul's Roman epistle, about " presenting the body a living sacrifice truly...

John Buckley was tried on Friday last at the Middlesex

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Sessions, before Mr. Bodkin, the Assistant-Judge, for assaulting James Blake. Blake was landlord of a public-house, and tried to pre- vent Buckley hitting a guest. Four men then...

The pleasant news from Japan has been confirmed. The Prince

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of Satsuma has given in, has paid the indemnity (25,0001.), has promised in writing to bunt for Mr. Richardson's murderers, and has agreed to build a mausoleum over his remains....

Mr. William Forster addressed his constituents at Bradford, on Friday

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last, in a long and very suggestive speech, distinguished as to foreign politics by a disposition to interfere only when the interests of England required, but pointing out...

The Duke of Argyle made a very good speech against

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Bibliolatry, at Glasgow, on Monday last, at the meeting of the National Bible Society of Scotland. " I conceive it wholly unjustifiable," he said, "to claim on behalf of the...

Lord Palmerston is fatal to Bishops. Another see has just

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fallen into his gift by the death of Dr. Turton, Bishop of Ely, a man greatly respected for his personal virtues and old-world learning, but of no other note. An impression...

Mr. Grant Duff, the member for the Elgin boroughs, has

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written an interesting letter to the Times, describing the Russian prisons in Wilna and Warsaw in a manner very favourable to the humanity of the Russians, and expressing his...

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The demand for money at the Bank of England and

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in Lombard Street has been moderately active, and the lowest quotation for short bills is 61 per cent.

The stock of bullion in the Bank of England has

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declined to 13,708,5971. The return of the Bank of France shows a re- duction in the supply compared with the previous month of 1,764,8001.

M. Mazzini has absolutely denied all connection with the asserted

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plot to destroy the Emperor, and all knowledge of three out of the four men connected with it. Greco he knew, and had some intercourse with, nine or ten months ago, and gives...

Mr. Thomas Barnes, M.P., made a speech to his constituents

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at Bolton, on Thursday evening, in which he gave a remarkable account of his own experience of negroes. In December, 1862, he purchased 200 acres of land in Jamaica, and...

Miss Emily Faithfull, who has already done so much in

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opening the printing trade to women, has also opened a fresh branch of the Victoria Press in Princes Street, namely, a bookseller's and stationer's business. Shopwomen are...

The International Financial Society has performed the difficult feat of

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striking out a new idea for a Joint Stock Association. This is a land securities company, intended to make advances on real estate, and every charge arising upon real estate,...

The precise relationship of the German Powers to the Schleswig-

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Holstein dispute was tested by a vote on the removal of the Duke of Augustenburg from Holstein. The voted for it Austria, Prussia, Hanover, Luxemburg, and the group of...

A new Danish loan of 1,200,0001., in a 5 per

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cent. stock, at 93, has been brought forward. The new French loan of 12,000,0001. has been introduced in the Bourse. It is in a 3 per cent. stock, at 66f. 30c.

Mr. Home, the medium, is at Rome, and was summoned

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before the Papal police for practising magical arts on the 3rd of January, and went accompanied by a friend to the room of the Advocate Pasqualoni, where he was asked, " After...

Subjoined is a comparison of yesterday's closing prices of the

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leading Foreign Securities, with the latest quotations of Friday week :— Greek Do. Coupons .. Mexican . Spanish Passive •• Do. Certificates 14 Turkish 6 per Cents., 1818.• 591...

In Baron Channell's judgment in the Alexandra case, we observe

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that, after stating that " building " is not prohibited by the Foreign Enlistment Act, he continues, " I do not pretend to say whether any particular act, as fixing the ship's...

On Saturday last Consols closed at 91. for money, and

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911 for account. Yesterday they left off at 94 for transfer, and 91* for time.

Mr. F. Peel at Bury made one of his wonderfully

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dull speeches to an apparently grateful audience on Wednesday evening. He explained what the Government had done and what it had not done, and dilated on the financial marvels...

The Confederate loan has been very sensitive, and has touched

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48 ; but nearly all other foreign as well as national and railway securities have ruled inactive, and prices have declined.

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EMPEROR LAX. We explained some months since to our readers the Imperial character of the plans for which Mr. Lay, or some of his friends had in Blackwood endeavoured to prepare...

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T HE German slow match is burning still, but as yet there is no flame, and consequently no explosion. The Duke of Angustenburg—a person apparently six feet high, blond, with...

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A S there are men who permit themselves a sort of prodigal munificence in expenditure up to a certain point, and ensure themselves, as it were, against the results of that pro-...

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I T is greatly to be regretted that the debates in the French Legislature attract so little attention in England. Few men ever see the Afoniteur except when filed in a library...

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Court of Exchequer being equally divided, thb Alexandra case has ended for the moment in a drawn battle. If the rule in obedience to which the junior Baron withdrew his judgment...

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I S the Dean of Cape Town a fair representative of the standard orthodoxy of our Established Church ? It seems to us that he fairly and apparently ably represents at least that...

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T HE wonderful clumsiness exhibited by most Englishmen in the management of a pageant is not, perhaps, hard to ex- plain A class essentially untheatric is set to do theatric...

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N o more appropriate motto could be suggested for the great Shakespeare movement than the title of that play which records the wisdom of Dogberry and the profundity of Verges....

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W E include the Osbornes, as we shall include the Fitzroys r among the governing families, partly on account of their possessions, but chiefly because the popular voice assigns...

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{FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] New York, December 26, 1863. CONGRESS has adjourned for the holidays ; there are no important military movements on foot, except the weaving...

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HEINE'S BOOK OF SONGS.• PROFESSOR KerriEy ARNOLD has lately delineated Heine to the world as an insurrectionary poet, the great assailant of the modern Philistines, the sworn...

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THE CODEX SINAITICUS.* AVE can imagine the satisfaction with which

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Bentley would have opened a volume containing iu a neat compendious form a com- plete collation of the oldest and most perfect manuscript of the New Testament in existence....

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MEADOWLEIGH.* Tins " story of country life " at least

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possesses what are in these days three very remarkable merits. It is a novel, and not a sensation one ; it is by a lady who neither attempts to conceal her sex nor affects...

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A TAMIL DRAMA.* CONSIDERING that England has been sovereign in

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Bengal for a hundred and eight years, and in India for seventy, it is remark- able how few Indian works have been translated into English. The laws of Munoo, part of the Vedas,...

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HERE we have a family's private stock of original fairy.tiles, "a collection of stories," says the editor, " for the most part orally handed down through many years in a...

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" Can You Forgive Her ?" A story in monthly

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parts, by Anthony Trollope. Illustrated by Hablot K. Browne. No. I., January (Chap- man and Hall.)—Mr. Anthony Trollope has begun well. We have here both a man and a woman who...


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The National Review. January, 1864. (Chapman and HalL)--The most brilliant paper of a number which is above the average is decidedly that on Joubert, a French writer of the time...

The Home and Foreign Review. January, 1864. (Williams and Norgate.)--Military

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courts-martial is a subject which is handled with rare impartiality. The writer suggests three remedies for the evils of the present system-1. To appoint a lawyer to be...

A Treatise on the Fishery Laws of the United Kingdom.

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By James Paterson, M.A., Barrister-at-Law. (Macmillan and Co.)—The passing of the recent statutes for regulating the salmon fishing of the three kingdoms has induced the author...

the Westminster Review. January, 1864. (Trubner and Co.).—A decidedly heavy

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number. "The Tunnel under Mount Cenis," the "Depreciation of Gold," the " Inspired Writings of Hinduism," and Russia," are subjects which promise very little anataement, and...