17 MARCH 1855

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_Tti the excessively multifarious discussion kept up in both R ouses

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,v2v favour of Supply, motions, or questions, several topics have beeii Grey—usefully military matters still taking the lead. Lord that the estimates for -a.e Ordnance,...

The war has taken the foremost place in Parliament this

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week -and although the business transacted in either House has not been unimportant, it has given place in the general interest entirely to the inquiry before the Sebastopol...


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THE first step has been taken at Vienna—Congress has been formally constituted, and the Russian Plenipotentiary has agreed to negotiate on the basis of "the four points."...

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PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OP THE WEEK. Howns or LORDS. Monday, March 12. Lord Lucan's Case—Secretaries and Under-Secretaries of State (House of Commons) Bill read a second time—Debate...

Spain as well as England is discovering that colonies can

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only be peaceably and safely retained by conceding a large share of local government. The Ministers of Queen Isabella the Second are endeavouring to save their most valuable...

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TETE QUEEN held a Council, at Buckingham Palace, on Saturday. Mr. Edward Horsman was sworn of the Council, and took his seat at the board. The Earl of Carlisle took leave of...


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The Directors of the East India Company gave a banquet on Saturday in honour of General Vivian, the officer selected to organize the Turkish contingent. Among the great company...

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FRANOE. — The Prussian General Wedell returned to Paris last Satur- day. He had an interview with M. Drouyn de Lhuys on Tuesday, and with the Emperor on Wednesday. Nothing is...


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Lord Carlisle arrived in Dublin on Monday. On Tuesday Lord St. Germans held a farewell levee ; and he left Dublin on Wednesday. General Lord Seaton arrived at the Royal...


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Viscount Duncan met with no opposition in Forfarshire : he was re- elected on Saturday, on the nomination of Mr. Lindsay Carnegie, se- conded by Mr. D. Drimmie. The sailmakers...

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Lordlifonck, appealing to his constituents of Portsmouth to ratify his appointment as a Lord of the_ Treasury, encountered a smart canvassing opposition at the eleventh hour,...

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Some controversy has this week been actively carried on as to the re- lation of Lord Shaftesbury to the Government of his father-in-law. The story is, that he was offered a...

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The Congress at Vienna, according to a telegraphic despatch in the _Morning Post, has already led to one important step. " Vienna, March 16, (Friday Right.)—At the meeting of...

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Les leux Innocens, written in French verve by M. Fonssier—Anglice, A Genie of Romps, written in English prose by Mr. J. M. Morton—shows, when produced at the Princess's Theatre,...

The House of Commons was chiefly occupied last night in

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hearing ex- planations of two important measures,—one on National Education, in- troduced by Sir John Pakington ; the other on the management of the Metropolis by local...

The telegraphic summary of the contents of the Overland mail

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arrived this morning from Trieste. The dates are—Bombay, February 17; Hong- kong, January 22. "Dust Alahomed received the Governor-Generars letter with great re- spect; and has...


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BioCK ExcuANoR, FRIDAY AFTERNOON. The English Stock Market has experienced a decided improvement this week, equal to about 1 percent; and the purchases of some influential...

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Mr. J. Stirling Coyne, to whom we are indebted for

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so many delinea- tions of English comic life, and from whom the French, who are rather the pillaged than the pillagers in matters dramatic, did not disdain to borrow the plot of...

The Philharmonic Society had their first concert of the seasonon

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Mon- - day. Ent for one circumstance, the concert would have furnished very :little for remark ; as the selection, -though made np of :masterpieces, did not preterit a single...


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COMMERCIAL SIDE OF THE VAit QUESTION. " THERE is little analogy," observes Lord anville, 4 iietweei th ease of a landowner borrowing money a -three, four; or five pe cent, in...

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GOVERNMENT is acting with respect to the Newspaper-Stamp as if it had handled a hedgehog : the promised measure is announced, postponed, delayed, said to be given up, then...


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Two answers may be made to the Times and its exposure of the sale of places in the Civil Service, but to make the answer would be to confess something more than the charge....

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Tin Anglo-Saxon will never cease working at the seaboard of Africa, with efforts to penetrate the interior, until the whole of that continent be subdued to civilization. There...

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KINGSLEY'S WESTWARD HO! . MR. KINGSLEY has secured the first requisite of success as a novel- ist, by choosing an interesting subject, which both excites and jus- tifies the...


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Lea/cells How, Ambleeide, 14th March 1855. Sin—The Reverend E. G. Parker, one of the witnesses who gave his evi- dence before the Committee of inquiry relative to our Army in...


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15th March 1855. , Sin—You have done good service to literature by protesting against the - ambition of "fine writing" which has seized some writers in the present slay, an...

fetus to tbr ititur. ALMONERS FOR THE POOR.

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London, 12th March 1855. SIR—May I be permitted to say a few words in reply to a letter which appears in the columns of your last number ? By the tone of your corre- spondent's...

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had the effect of lessening the supply and. increasing the price of the raw materials for cordage and linen. If the interruption to Russian trade were more strenuously carried...

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OWEN MEREDITH'S romits.• THE affectedly natural style in poetry which

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is now predominant, is perhaps not so much a fashion as a reaction against long-esta- blished artificial modes, which influenced thought and manners as well as the belles...

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BOOBS. Westward ! or the Voyages and Adventures of Sir Amyas Leigh, Knight, of Burrough in the County of Devon, in the reign of Her Most Glorious Majesty Queen Elizabeth....

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Mr. Hogarth has published a lithograph from a sketch by Sir Edwin, evidently done in a hurry, but forming one of the most individual portraits we know of the late Emperor of...

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THE NATIONAL INSTITUTION. The presence of a fair sprinkling of works showing praiseworthy achievement or promise in some qualities of art, but without any one so striking in...


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The thirty-two days' sale of this large and varied collection—for it is to keep dilettanti and purses on the stretch no less a time—are running their course. The first six days...

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On the 5th March. at Foss House, Lady Menzies, of Menzies, of a son. On the 6th, at Edinburgh, the Lady Cardross, of a son. On the 7th, at Bescot Hall, Staffordshire. Mrs....


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WAR-OFFICE, March 13.-7th Regt. of Foot-Lieut.-Gen. S. B. Auchmuty, from the 65th Foot, to be Col. vice Lieut.-Gen. Sir G. Brown, K.C.B. removed to the Bide Brigade. 44th...


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ADMIRALTY, March 1.-Corps of Royal Marines-First Lieut. A. de H. Nepean to- be Capt.; First Lieut. H. Sprain to be Capt.; First Lieut. G. E. 0. Jackson to be Capt.; Second...


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Tuesday, March 13. PARTNERSHIPS DISSOLVED.—T. and J. T. Younghusband, Old Bailey, carriers- Bray and Bridges, Birmingham, attornies-Tallent and Christie, Amersham, Buck-...

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SHARES. Mast Official Quotation during the Week ending Friday Evening.) R•ILWAT1-• Bristol and Exeter Caledonian Edinburgh and Glasgow Eastern Counties Great Northern Great...