29 OCTOBER 1864

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T HE trial of Miiller, the German accused of the murder of 11r. Briggs on the North London Railway, commenced on Thursday morning at the Old Bailey. The judges are the Chief...

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THE POPULAR IMPRESSION OF MR. GLADSTONE'S POLICY. IT is curious to watch . the rapidity with which Mr. Glad- ]. stone's star is rising. Up to the death of Sir Cornewall Lewis...

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know of the inner life of the Slave States of America the more evident it becomes that they cling to slavery, not merely and not chiefly with that tenacity with which men cling...

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many thousands of coloured persons without employment or rupees is

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of course a mere blunder, but he is corn- borne, who were decimated by disease and death of the most pelled to refer questions which tit all previous periods -• frightful...

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THE MINERS' COMMISSION: aERE are few occupations which have greater

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claims on the consideration of the community than that of the miner, yet there are few which are perhaps less often made the subject of the efforts of philanthropy. Out of sight...

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I F any politician needs evidence of the injury worked by the Irish Viceroyalty he has only to read the mighty Blue- Book just issued on Irish taxation. There he will find...

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have seldom committed a more curious or more provoking blunder than in desiring the election of General M'Clellan. Prejudice does not often blind them to their own immediate...

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ADOPTED CHILDREN. THERE is a certain absurdity in the story

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which was going the - round last week of the lady who asked a Board of Guardians for "a -child only two years old, with blue eyes, and light hair, and a complete orphan." One...

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son, postponed making his will, and died suddenly intestate, leaving

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MISS HELEN FAUCIT satisfied and more than satisfied the his adopted child to enlist or emigrate as he might choose. In a still dramatic taste of a very different period from...

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THE HAMILTON-DOUGLASES.—(SECOND PERIOD.) MHERE is little need to account for

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the antagonism between the Stewarts and the Douglases. The Douglases, if they did not aim at the throne, did aim at independence, and the violent character of the family, a...

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[Fnom OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] .Naples, Oct. 1864. To form a just estimate of the present condition of Naples it would be necessary not merely to look into things as they are...

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To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTA.TOR." Belfast, October 18, 1864. SIR,-Mr. Rowell's essay on the cuckoo, of which you gave an account in your number of the 8th, contains what I...

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THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE" Mn. BRYCE has expanded a good " Arnold " essay into a most valuable monograph. Very learned, over full of facts and dates, and printed in the way which...


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To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR." SIR,—In the Spectator of the 30th of July last there are a few remarks on the state of the Indian medical services, evidently written under...

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kinds of books,—those which are the utterances of a powerful character and an irresistible ben t,—those which are the creations of artistic skill,—and those which are...

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Miss LUC - Y AIKIN had all the qualities of it lively converser—not merely lively in the feminine sense, that is, full of animation and intellectual tact, but lively also in...

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Tills is a laborious and a valuable book, though in parts not a little clumsy in its structure. As a first instalment of a general repertory about English writers, Mr. Morley...

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Nortusle is more curious at first sight, though nothing more natural at bottom, than that an age like our own, in which the multiplication of all means of intercourse, material...

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Crosses of Childhood; or, Alice and her Friends. (S. W.

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Partridge.)— This is an admirable children's book. The little group of children whose sayings and doings form the subject of the work are real living children, their faults of...

The Quarterly Journal of Science. 'October, 1864. (John Churchill and

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Sons.)—This valuable publication continues to flourish. Six original articles extend over the whole field of science. The editor treats of "The Source of Living Organisms,"...

A Series of Metric Tables, in which the British Standard

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Measures and Weights are compared with those of the Metric System. By Charles Hutton Dowling. (Lockwood and Cg.)—Whether Mr. Ewart's Bill legalizing the use of the metric...

The Ophthabnic Review. No, 3. October, 1864. (Robert Hardwicke.) —The

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editors of this periodical are Messrs. J. Z. Laurence of London, and Thomas Windsor of Manchester, and it is published quarterly. The papers are clear and well written, and...

The Month. October, 1864. (Simpkin, Marshall, and. Coo—This. Roman Catholic

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monthly magazine has now reached a fourth month, and contains besides an instalment of a tale by Lady Georgiana Fuller- ton a capital notice of the famous Madame Roomier, which...


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The Diaries and Pocket Boob for 1865, published by Messrs. De la Rue, are even more attractive in appearance than usual, and certainly not less useful. The arrangement of the...

The Art Journal, September and October, 1864. (James S. Virtue.)

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—This old friend of the lovers of art maintains its reputation. Of the en- gravings Mr. Lightfoot's plate after O'Neill's "Foundling" preserves the various and forcible...

Westminster Review. October, 1864. (Triibner and Co.)—Solid sub- jects are

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always the staple of the Westminster, and the paper on "The Patent Laws" is as good a specimen of the solid quarterly article as is often to be met with. Its main propositions...

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Philosophical Papers. By N. A. Nicholson, M.A. (Effingham Wilson.) —Such

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of these papers as are original are written in that affectedly logical style which the English Deistical writers have commonly chosen. The others are culled from Bentlaam, the...

A Grammar of the French Language. Third Part. Exorcises by

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Henri van Lama. (Triibuor and Co.)—Wo welcome the publication of the completion of M. van Latin's grammar, written for pupils acquainted with Latin. This system connects the...

Visions in Verse; or, Dreams of Creation and Redemption. (Trfibner

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and- Co.)—It is certainly a thoroughly American idea to treat the problem involved in the existence of sin in a volume of octosyllabic metre, which in its form recalls that of...

A Romanized Hindiistdni and English Dictionary. By Nathaniel Brice. (Tritbner

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and Co.)—Some time ago the possibility of applying the Roman character to the Indian languages was much discussed. The practice has, however, gradually won its way, and its...

Transactions of the Philological Society. 1864. (Asher and Co.) — The transactions

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of this verylearned body appear to consist of four treatises of some of which the value very greatly exceeds the attractiveness. First we have a very learned treatise on the...

Index to the Times." 1863, By J. Giddings. (William Freeman.)

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—The volume for 1862 apparently supplied a public want, as it is now followed by this. The "Index to the Times" bids fair to become an institution. Mr. Giddings has certainly...

Mathematical Exercises. By Samuel H. Winter, F.R.A.S. (Longman and Co.)—Mr.

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Winter is actively engaged in military tuition, and has collected this volume of papers in pure mathematics, statics, dynamics, and hydrostatics. They are carefully arranged in...

The Cairngorm Mountains. By John Hill Burton. (W. Blackwood and

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Sons.) —Mr. Burton has here given a curious discursive account of his favourite district for a ramble. His moral, though how ho gets it out of his narrative is not very easy...


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The Backwoodsman, by Sir C. F. L. Wmxall, Bart. ; Askerdale Park, 2 vols. (John Stazwen k Co.)—Black and Gold, by Captain W. H. Patten-Saunders, 3 vols.