17 NOVEMBER 1866

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We believe it is generally known that Professor de Morgan,

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one of the greatest living mathematicians, and certainly far the ablest living thinker and teacher on the logic of mathematics, has resigned his chair in University College,...


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- M R. SEWARD has written a letter to Sir Frederick Bruce refer- ring to the conviction and condemnation of the Fenian pri- soners Lynch and MacMalion, who are citizens of the...

Sir J. P. Grant had opened the session of the

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new Legislative- Council in Jamaica, before the last mail left, with a very able and practical address, full of that hard sense which shakes people somewhat rudely into...

Lord Derby received a deputation about the "Conscience Clause" on

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Tuesday, and dismissed it without saying anything very definite. As far as we can see, the recalcitrant clergy have now arrived at this point,—that they don't object to act...

The Princess Dagmar was married on the 9th inst. to

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the Czarewitch with all due splendour, the first snow of the year falling around them. The Russian dignitaries appear to have been very grandly dressed in blue and green...

The expected shower of meteors fell on Tuesday night, or

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rather Wednesday morning, and were seen in great perfection in , Lon- don and its neighbourhood. They were thickest between 1 and 2 a.m., no leas than 276 having been noted in...

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Our contemporary the Nonconformist, which is usually intelli- gent, attempts

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to answer what we said last week on the subject of the University College Professorship of Intellectual Philosophy in its last number, but what is written is evidently written...

Mr. Richard Hodgson, the Chairman of the North British Rail-

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way Company, does not seem likely at present to come off with such flying colours as Sir Morton Peto. For one thing, Mr. Hodgson and his friends , only possess 1,500,000/. worth...

Lord Derby did not say much at the Mension House

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yeisterday week, but what he did say was very favourable to the policy of settling our differences with the United States; and the warm support which this idea has had from both...

The Saturday Review of last week startled the public, and

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none more, we believe, than the Oxford Colleges themselves, by a very amusing description of the growing taste for costly " vestments " among undergraduates there; and...

Lord J. Manners, in closing the Industrial Exhibitionnt Isling- ton

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on Monday, spoke on the general progress of artiamongst British workmen, and on kindred matters. 500,000 persons have visited the Exhibition since it was opened, and -the...

The issue of those questionable London, Chatham, and Dover' debentures,—whether

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irregular, and without any value as securi- ties to the trustful Finance Company, or regular in ferns, but illegal, because beyond the legal amount, to the public,—seems to have...

The Atlantic Telegraph tells us that General Sherman is - gone to

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Mexico, but Why and with what design it does not'tell us. All things, however, seem tending to a very speedy evacuation of Mdxico by the French and Maximilian, and to something...

On the 3rd inst. the Baltimore struggle came to a

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head, and a compromise was effected. The old police commissioners of Baltimore having been tried, condemned, and (formally) ejected from office by Governor Swann, in his...

Mr. Bernal Osborne made a very amusing speech to his

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con- stituents at Nottingham last week in favour of the licensed vic- tuallers, and against the Permissive Bill,—two lines of thought not necessarily identical, but probably...

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Dr. Lee has delivered a remarkable address to the theological

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Faculty of the University of Edinburgh on the importance-of perfect freedom for professors of theology and spiritual advisers generally, as distinguished from priests with any...

A report, appar-ently sprung from nowhere, and without visible significance

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to the Stock Exchange, was circulating about London last night that the Prince of Wales had been thrown from his horse in hunting in Russia and killed. It 'WAS apparently with-...

The Consol Market during the week has ruled firm, and

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rather an important advance has taken place in the quotations. The Three per Cents., for money, have sold at 94, and for account at 891, ex div. Yesterday, however, owing to the...

The report of the Directors of the Gresham Life Assurance

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Society states that the income has increased to 257,479/. 48. 10d., of which amount 231,241/. 4s. was derived from premiums, and 26,238/. Oa. 10d. from interest on investments....

Even yet the spirit fostered by Orangeism in the home

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of -Orangeism seems as bad and rampant as ever, and so fond -of violence for its own sake that it sometimes indulges in violence against men of its own party, simply, we...

A carious mode of inducing a man upstairs to come

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dowa and wake the porter at the door is related this week. A telegraph clerk, working the wire in a top storey of a London office, could not be got at by a correspondent of a...

A fine statue of Noble's to Sir John Franklin was

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unveiled near Waterloo Place on Thursday by Sir John Pakington. It is a statue in bronze, said by Lady Franklin and the late Sir John Franklin's friends to be exceedingly like...

The Star called attention in an amusing article last week

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to a pension conferred by Lord Derby which more than surpasses in stupidity Lord Palmerston's pension to Mr. Close, the Poet Laureate of King Pepple. In last Wednesday's Times...

The following table shows the closing prices of the leading

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Foreign Securities yesterday and on-Friday week :— The following table shows the closing prices of the leading Foreign Securities yesterday and on-Friday week :— Psiday,-Nov....

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LIGHT ON JAMAICA. T HE last news from Jamaica is full of graphic and instruc- tive material for estimating the condition of the colony. It tells us pretty plainly what sort of...

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LL Europe is arming, and the British nation is unable to get soldiers. The Governments of other countries take the men they need by force, which they call law. Here recruits can...

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L ET an Englishman imagine the Premier stationed at Balmoral during the entire Session of Parliament, and he may have some idea of the inconvenience which the Viceroy's...

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W E. are curious to see what effect the victory of the chief Protestant Power in Germany and the union of most of the Protestant States will have on the power of the Papacy....

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zeal to enlighten English Philistines hies as to what the higher political lore can do for Ireland beyond letting the Irish leave the country as fast as they please, has quoted...

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T o "the great Olympian "—as the great Olympian calls him- self—the old-fashioned thunder and lightning specially belong. Young Jupiter, it seems, looks after the comets,...

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E ARLY on Tuesday or Wednesday morning some 240,000 small bodies called shooting stars passed the earth in n cluster, penetrating the upper regions of its atmosphere, and...

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D R. P USEY, in his letter to Wednesday's Times, speaks strongly in favour of the "liberty" to confess sins, but pru- dently omits to notice what is the chief point in dispute,...

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IX.—Tun WEST DOWNS AND THE VALLEY OF THE SEVERN.. -GEOGRAPHY. W E have grouped together these districts, because though the northern and southern extremities have but little in...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sin,—The perplexity hanging over the notion of the Infinite, and apparent in its treatment even by a thinker of the ability of Professor...

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THE WATER-COLOUR INSTITUTE. Tart Exhibition of sketches and studies at this Institute reveals qualities in some of the members which could scarcely be inferred from the works...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—In your number of November 10 you speak with deserved commendation of Lord Napier's report on the famine in Ganjam. You contrast with...

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MR. CONINGTON'S 2ENEID. , PROFESSOR CONINGTON has at least succeeded in doing all in his translation of the ..deneid to which he himself, in his graceful pre- face, lays claim....

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THERE is no disguising the fact that Captain Spencer is a remark- able man. He is none the less remarkable that - he 'does not stand alone in unapproachable originality, but...

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Tun object of this little book is to show the good and bad points in the horse by a "series of graphic and descriptive illustrations." As a chapter of "hints to purchasers of...

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Elgin, and a Guide to Elgin Cathedral. By the Old Cicerone. (J. C. Hotten.)—The Old Cicerone is playing tricks on the public. Under the pretext of exhibiting his cathedral he is...

The Child's Garland of Little Poems. By Matthias Barr. (Cassell.)—

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We have only one objection to this little book—the poems are good enough to be printed on bad paper and published in a limp binding. They are fit for children to murmur over and...

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A Dictionary of British Birds. Reprinted from Montagu's Ornitho- logical

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Dictionary, with additions. Compiled and edited by Edward Newman, F.L.S., editor of the Zoologist. (Van Voorst.)—This new calition of Colonel Montagu's famous dictionary...

The Public School Latin Primer. Edited with the sanction of

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the Head Masters of the Public Schools included in Her Majesty's Commis- sion. (Longmans.)—The pros and cons in relation to this important publication have been so fully...

Memoirs and Services of the late Lieutenant-General Sir S. B.

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Ellis, K.C.B. Edited by Lady Ellis. (Saunders and Otley.)—The late Sir S. B. Ellis performed the duties that devolve upon an officer of marines with satisfaction to his country...

Croquernitaine. Freely translated by T. Hood. Illustrated by Gustave Dor&

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(CasselL)—Not the best of Gustave Dore's works. Some of the many scores of small illustrations are specimens of his moat grotesque mood, but in the larger plates he seems to us...

De la Rue's Red-Letter Diary and Improved Memorandum-Book, 1867. De

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in Rue's Improved Indelible Diary and Memorandum-Book, 1867. Bound in maga (large size), for gentlemen, and in gilt morocco, for ladies. De Its Rue's Improved Red - Letter...

The First Man, and his Place in Creation. With an

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Appendix on the negro. By G. Moore, M.D. (Longmans.)—Dr. Moore has written this volume to show that what is recorded in Scripture concerning the origin and destiny of man is in...