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The French Circular issued on Monday explaining the Emperor's view

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of the new prospects of Europe is a very able document, and no doubt t reassuring' so far as this, that it prepares France for acquiescence, at least at present, in the changed...

Mr. Henry Ward Beecher has gone over to the enemy.

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He has written to the Convention of Loyal Soldiers and Sailors, at Cleveland, Ohio, declining to attend it, on the ground that the Constitution has " no place for a State except...

A rather serious disturbance has broken out at Palermo, which

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has for the time cut off the communication between Palermo and the rest of the Italian kingdom. The priests, who always blunder, had long plotted to seize the occasion of the...


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rit weather has been better. It still rains every day, but with mparative rareness and moderation, and the gloom is no longer a dull weight on the intellectual faculties. The...

Everything seems to indicate a complete triumph of the Repub-

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lican or Congress party in the approaching American elections, in spite of the desertion of their principles by men so influential as Mr. Raymond, Mr. Beecher, and Mr. Bryant,...

To this result the President has contributed far more than

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any man of the opposite party. He has been " stumping " in the North with such fatal effect for his own party that the New York Times, now his special organ, cries out in pain...

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There seems to have been really some kind of fighting

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in Crete, though the reports received via Athens are of so vague and ques- tionable a nature that we are not sure of the business-like character of the engagement. It is quite...

Sir Samuel Baker, however, is moderate in tone to a

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certain Mr. J. H. Elliott, whose letter Mr. Carlyle has thought valuable enough to send to the press. This eloquent and impulsive person begins in the following lofty (if not...

Sir J. P. Grant has begun his administration in Jamaica

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by an act rather of good sense than of grace. He has liberated Mr. Levien, the editor of the County Union newspaper, who was arrested by Mr. Eyre under martial' law ; and,...

The Paraguay army appears to have inflicted a heavy repulse

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on the allied armies of Brazil and the Argentine Confederation on the 16th and 18th July. As the report comes through a Brazilian °channel, the engagement was probably even...

Sir Samuel Baker is an adventurous traveller and a very

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amusing writer, but he is like the man who supposed that he had a right to dogmatize about the King because he once took off his hat to the Duke of York. He wrote a column and a...

Archbishop Manning preached at Leeds on Thursday week an eloquent

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sermon in favour of what he called the temporal power, but might, if he is right in his description of the reasons for it, be rather more justly called the temporal weakness of...

The evidence-of Liberal bribery before the Totnes Commission has been

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going on this week, and some of it very clearly impli- cates the agent of the Duke of Somerset in the intimidation of voters. John Brigg.said he voted for Dent and was turned...

The Southern loyalists whO assembled in Philadelphia after the Copperhead

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Convention, naturally take a very different view of the calming and soothing process from comfortable Mr. Beecher. They are speaking their minds there with their lives in their...

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The Potteries had their Reform demonstration last week at -Stoke-upon-Trent,

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when from 25,000 to 30,000 persons are said .to have been present at the open-air meeting. In the evening a Reform meeting was held in the- Music Hall, when about 1,400 persons...

The West Riding ladies are going to form a Committee

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to superintend the local examination for girls of the University of Cambridge in connection with the West Riding Educational Board. Mr. Fitch, one of the Assistant-Commissioners...

Although the return is favourable, the Directors of the Bank

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of England have made no change in their rates of discount, and the minimum remains therefore at 5 per cent. The supply of bullion held by the Bank is 16,223,5161., and the...

A horrible band of murderers, who have committed, as is

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admitted by themselves, between twenty and thirty murders, have been arrested in Nelson, New Zealand, and were to be tried in August at Wellington. The first murder which...

The Social Science Association meets at Manchester on Wed- nesday

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week, October 3rd, and the session lasts till the 10th. Lord Shaftesbury is to replace Lord Brougham as President, but Lord Brougham is still President of the Council, and he is...

The closing prices of the leading Foreign Securities yesterday and

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on Friday week are.subjoined Friday, Sept. 14. Friday, Sept. 21. Mexican .. .. .. .. 17 .. 151 Spanish Passive .• .. .. Do. Certificates — ...... 12 23 1 .. — .. .. 224...

The following statement shows the-closing prices of the leading British

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Railways yesterday and on Friday weelce-- Friney;Septr. 14. FrIday, , SipBaL Great Eastern .. .. 00 . Great Northern .. .. .. 1til 2 118 14 Great Western.. .. .. 00 68...

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THE EMPEROR'S MANIFESTO. rP Emperor's Circular,—for by common consent it is his own, and signed by M. de Lavalette only in form,— vindicates once more for France, under his...

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W HILE the sky clears over Western Europe, in the East clouds are ominously gathering. Ten years ago the Treaty of Paris was hailed with joy by many both in this country and on...

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IT was the - opinion of the date Lord Palmerston that -the chief obstacle to the negotiation of a satisfactory Extra- dition Treaty, was the fact that no confidence could be...

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Under-Secretary for the Colonies, 1. has been giving his constituents in North Staffordshire a little dissertation on the importance and value of brotherly love in Parliament....

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reporting, which has lately reached so high a pitch of excellence in this country, is a great gain to newspaper readers, especially in the dull season of the year ; but we are...

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N� BUCHANAN, whose poems show us how high is his own _1 standard of imaginative reality and sincerity, has written an interesting essay iu the new number of the Fortnightly...

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T HE adaptation of Mrs. Gaskell's story of Mary Barton which has been just brought out at the Lyceum is worth seeing, and there is some very good acting in it, but it is not on...

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W HATEVER doubt there may be as to the truth of Mr. Darwin's speculations on other points, there is no doubt that they are applicable to the coast cliffs of north Cornwall. No...

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IV..--THE WEST COUNTRY :-THE AMALGAMATION OF TIIE BRITONS AND SAXONS. OWEVER little we may know of the history of the West 1. Country during the eariler Roman period, we know...

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SCHUMANN, who dares to mount with thee, must dare Of pain and peril all a man may know ; Battle, and the cry to them that will not spare Their charioting ; glory and blood and...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR." Sin,—Mr. Morley charges me with making him say diametrically the reverse of that which he did say in the article on " Social...


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REMINISCENCES OF A BENGAL CIVILIAN .z TEE later chapters of this book contain a reprint of Mr. Edwards' interesting narrative of his personal adventures during the Indian...

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sort of help to art in looking at life through the spectacles of a past age that there is in looking at a landscape through a camera, or as it is imaged in the waters of a lake....

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THERE is really - very little to be said about this book in the way of comment. It is the simple record of a simple life, told for the most part in familiar letters, and...

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ALTHOUGH schoolboy days, like most other days, may seem all the pleasanter the further they are removed from us, yet they really did contain some recurring periods which we are...

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WE are glad to be able to praise heartily the care, conscientious- ness, and completeness with which this book has been edited.. Whitney's Choice of Emblemes lies before us,...

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- Murray has at last annexed the English Lake district. The-pleasure of "She feedes on her owns maw unnaturall, travelling is so intimately associated with the familiar red...

laren, Edinburgh.)—An.interesting volume might have been made out of the

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life of the.shrewd and sturdy Scotchman, the son-in-law of Knox, who manfully resisted the prelatical schemes of James I., was banished in consequence, spent sixteen years...


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The Secret of L. Eight sermons preached at Nottingham. By There is, however, another sphere into which emblems have ciliation is at hand between many Christian communities....

Poems. By Robert Leighton. (Howell, Liverpool.) We cordially man's experience

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cannot fail to be interesting. Mr. Leighton is a man Who with the bliss of others pines awaie. who has not read many books, but has reflected deeply on life and all And what...

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History of Slavery in Massachusetts. By G. H. Moore. (Appleton,

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New York.)— The librarian of tho New York Historical •Society is- rather angry at the airs that Massachusetts gives herself in connection with the Anti-Slavery movement, and...

The Brown Papers. By Arthur Sketchley. Reprinted from Fun. (Fun.

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Office.)—Our old friend Mrs. Brown has visited a good many places since we met her at Queen Victoria's own theatre, and discourses amusingly upon what she has seen. She is...

America During and After the War. By Robert Ferguson. (Long-

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mans.)--This ie a very readable volume of a-singularly unpretending character. The author is a shrewd observer, has a fund of quiet humour, visited most places of interest North...