26 NOVEMBER 1864

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M R. LINCOLN was re-elected on the 8th November by a crushing majority, the returns to the Electoral College being 213 votes for him against 21 for his rival. Under the...

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THE RE-ELECTION OF MB. LINCOLN. T HE re-election of Mr. Lincoln, rail-splitter, attorney, and President of the American Union, affects interests much wider and more permanent...

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TR! crisis in the North has been decisive, and has been, as ,ve believe, a crisis of convalescence. But the crisis in the South has scarcely been less momentous, and we fear it...

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COBDEN has been very frank at Rochdale. He has IT explained to his constituents how his virtues have stood in the way of his attaining to the Premiership ; and in spite of this...

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added to his book upon Parliamentary Government, republished this week, two new chapters upon reform in the popular representation. If they do not create any present stir,...

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Canadian statesmen, and there are men among them who would

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do honour to any country, are trying to work out a problem which in some of its data is entirely new—to change a group of colonies into a great State, which shall be in-...

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I N every country in the world, be its form of government what it may, place is the reward of power, and the executive must conciliate its supporters with the good things in its...

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T HE Durbar held on the 17th October at Lahore was not a great political event, but it was a most striking ceremonial, one which had it occurred in any other country of earth...

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popular imagination, should be banished by law from office, from the army, from diplomacy, from every department of life which the ambitious seek and the able feel to be theirs...

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AI R. WALTER BAGEEIOT is one of the very best of our English literary critics, and his recent essay (to which we briefly referred last week) on "The Pure, Ornate, and Grotesque...

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THIS mighty family, which, under its two heads, Dukes of .1 Argyll and Earls of Breadalbane, now reigns from the foot of Loch Tay to the Western Isles, though repeatedly crossed...

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a election here differs so much from one of yours that my real rs may be interested in knowing how ours are conducted. The day and the mode are of course fixed with great...

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To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR." SIR,—The purveyor of mares' nests for the Tories has just found a notable one, which was held up in the columns of the Standard on Monday last...


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MR. MERIVALE ON THE CONVERSION OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE.* THESE are learned and thoughtful lectures, brief but artistically arranged, and enriched with valuable notes ; and they are...

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THE MAN IN CHAINS.* The Man in Chains sounds neatly

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sensational, with a triple flavour of Newgate, Tyburn, and Old Smithfield. Expectant novel-readers, however, ought to be warned at once that the only flavour of this kind is in...


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volumes contain 1,525 pages between th , and tell the story of the British Navy from the year 700 o our • The llistory of the British Navy. By C. D Yew. In Two Volumes oudon...

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THERE is a quality in some novels which is not subject to precise analysis, and that is readableness. It is like metaphysical sub- stance, the resulting product of many...

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Intuition or Revelation? By the Rev. A. Boyd, Incumbent of

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Pad. dington. (Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday.)—A sermon preached before the Church Missionary Society, in which the author demonstrates with equal reason the necessity for a...


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Exercises in Translation from English Poetry into Greek and Latin Verse. By Henry Hayman, B.D., Head Master of the Cheltenham School. (David Nutt.)—If we were to hazard a...

The New Gymnastics. By Dio Lewis, M.D., Boston. (W. Tweedie.)

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—This volume is prefaced by an introduction written by Mr. Tyler, Principal of the London School of Physical Education. As we criticized the principles on which Dr. Lewis's...

. e Application of Cast and Wrought Iron to Building

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Pwposes. Bf Fairbairn, C.E., F.R.S., F.G.S. ThirdEdition. (Longman and This valuable work, which has been some time out of print, is now tdered to the architect and engineer in...

The Orator. Parts I., IL, and III. (H. A. Viles.)—The

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plan of this publication is rather to give specimens of oratory than the speeches of orators. Few harangues are given entire, the parts in which the slie - aker was discussing...

An Essay upon Composition Deeds and Other Modes of Arrangement

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Jvith Creditors under the Statutes 24, 25, Viet., cap. 134. By Thomas Erskine Holland, M.A., Fellow of Exeter College, Oxford, and of Lin- coln's Inn, Esq., Barrister-at-Law....

Peter Parley's Annual for 1865. A Christmas and New Year's

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Pre- sent for Young People. (William Kent and Co.) —A pleasant volume profusely illustrated with wood-cuts and coloured prints, showy if not very refined. The spirit of the...

Sight and Touch. An Attempt to Disprove the Received Theory

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of Vision. By T. K. Abbott, M.A., Fellow and Tutor of Trinity College, Dublin. (Longman and Co.)—A bold repetition of Mr. S. Bailey's attempt to overthrow Bishop Berkeley's...

The Simplicity of the Creation ; or, the Astronomical Monument

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of the Blessed Virgin. By William Adolf. Second Edition. (Barns and Lambert.)--Another of the many treatises which have appeared of late, which in the opinion of their authors...

The Working Men's Club and Institute Magazine. No. I., Oetober

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; No. IL, November, 1864. (John Jarrold and Sons.)—This sensible and practical little work is the organ of the Working Men's Club and Institute Union, to which Mr. Gladstone has...

The Classification of the Sciences. By Herbert Spencer. (Williams and

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Norgate.)—Mr. Spencer seems to have written this pamphlet mainly to prove that he does not agree with the late M. Comte. This', we think, he establishes,—whether it was worth...

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Fun and Earnest; or, Rhymes with Reason. By Darcy W.

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Thompson. (Griffith and Farran.)—Nursery rhymes Written, like the "Cookery Book" which Dr. Johnson projected, on philosophical principles, and illustrated with real humour by...

Famous Girls. By John Maw Darton. (Virtue Brothers and Co.)—

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The title is a misnomer. The parsons whose lives are here given are not famous girls, but famous women, and not always quite that. Is the Dowager Duchess of Sutherland quite...

The White Wife. With other Stories. By Cuthbert Bede. (Sampson

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Low, Son, and Marston.)—These stories, "supernatural, legendary, and romantic," have been collected by the author from the inhabitants of that singular promontory of Argyllshire...

Campion Court. By Emma Jane NVerboise. (Virtue Brothers and Co.)—The

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authoress has on this occasion given her youthful readers a historical novelette. The story opens with the death of Cromwell and ends with the fire of London, and it depicts the...

Going to the Dogs. By A. S. Roe. (Virtue Brothers

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and Co.)—The history of a young man educated at the University, but brought up to no profession, mainly through the foolish pride of his mother. His father loses his property...

The Gypsies of the Danes' Dike. A Story of Hedge-side

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Life in England in 1855. By G. S. Phillips. (Sampson Low, Son, and Maraton.)—The author, who is better known by the sobriquet of January Searle, was, it seems, at one time...

Poems. By John Le Guy Brereton, M.D. (Sampson Low, Son,

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and Marston.)—This volume is certainly above the average of occasional poems. The versification is very good, and the feelings and sentiments . expressed are those of a highly...

The English and Australian Cookery Book. By an Australian Aristo-

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logist. (Sampson Low, Son, and Marston.)—The writer of this cookery book has fallen into an error very common with young authors, and sacrificed his book to his literary...

Golden Light; or, Scripture Histories for the Young. (Routledge, Warne,

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and Routledge.)—Simplicity is the leading feature of this work, which is illustrated by Mr. A. W. Bayes. More elaborate composition; it is thought, are beyond the comprehension...

A Dangerous Secret. By Annie Thomas. Two volumes. (Sampson Low,

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Son, and Marston.)—In her preface ?ass Thomas defends herself from the charge of writing too fast by explaining that the success of "Denis Donne" has caused a demand for her...

New Echoes, and Other Poems. By Eliza Cook. (Routledge, Warne,

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and Routledge.)—In the first of these poems the poetess attempts the style of Lord Byron's "Beppo," but we thiuk "New Echoes" does not rise above the level of a good magazine...

The Life and Lessons of Our Lord. By Dr. Cumming.

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(John F. Shaw and Co.)—We have more than once noticed this work as the different numbers issued from the press. The comments on the Gospel narrative are rather obvious and...


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The Small Hence at Ailington, by Anthony Trollope (Smith, Elder. and Co.) Lilian Gray, by Cash lts.ue ( Elder, and Co.) Litliehope Hall, by H. Lushington (Smith, Elder, and Co.)...