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SeLnom has the Sovereign's Speech on the opening of Parliament been anticipated with a more anxious interest than that which Queen Victoria hail to deliver on Thursday. The...

The public has been manifesting itself and its feeling much

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more in its customary unstudied modes than in the set form of public meetings. We know pretty well what it thinks from the tone of the press, which necessarily in the main...

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We have at last some explanation of the Pupture between

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the Persian Court and the British Mission at Teheran ; but the ex- planation is still imperfect. Mr. Murray is blamed for having suffered a rupture to occur when politic reasons...

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PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OF THE WEEK. Horn or Loans. Thursday. January 31. Opening of the Session—The Ad- dress, in reply to the Queen's Speech, moved by Lord Gosford, seconded by L...

The kingdom of Oude is "sequestrated," and by that simple

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act one nest of corruption and disorder in India is abolished. The act does not violate the objection to expanding our Indian territory, which is in fact rendered more compact ;...

The " difficulty " with America again threatens further trouble,

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if not mischief. It is reported from the United States, and not contradicted here, that President Pierce has demanded the recall of Mr. Crampton ; threatening, in case of...

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TIIE QUEEN has had a good spell of business this week. On Wednesday morning, she arrived at Buckingham Palace from Windsor Castle ; and held a Court and Privy Council in the...

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The Administrative Reform Association, after a long period of inac- tivity, held a meeting on Saturday, at the London Tavern, "to take into consideration the circumstances...

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The Members for Manchester, Mr. Milner Gibson and Mr. John Bright, met some of their friends at a gathering in the Corn Exchange, on Mon- day evening. The admission was by...

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Dr. Paul Cullen will not lose any sheep if by the unsparing issue of " pastorals " he can keep them in the fold. One of the portentously lengthy productions of the prelate was...


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The requisition calling on Mr. Adam Black to become a candidate for the representation of Edinburgh was signed by 1124 electors—upward s of a sixth of the registered electors,...

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,f r SUM—Since it has been determined, at the request of England and Russia, so says gossip rumour, to hold the peace conference—" con- gress" the French papers call it—at...

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Negotiations for peace are not arresting preparations for war, if we may judge from the fact that a committee of Cabinet Ministers—consisting of Lord Palmerston, Sir George...

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Both Houses of Parliament sat last night-the House of Peers

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for a few minutes, the House of Commons for nearly five hours. The busi- ness in the Upper House was confined to the reading of the Queen's re- ply to the Address ; and a notice...


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SATURDAY. The news of the morning is, that the first formal step towards a peace, to which the Allies are parties, has been taken at Vienna. A telegraphic message states that,...


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On the 24th January, at Brussels, the Wife of J. T. Houlton, Esq., of Farleigh Castle, Somerset, of a son. On the 25th, at Edinburgh, the Wife of Lieutenant-Colonel Onslow, of a...

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The Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland, the Lord Chancellor, and almost every

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"person of note" in Dublin, attended the inaugural banquet of the new Lord Mayor, on Thursday. The Earl of Carlisle said, he should hail peace, when all claims of faith and...

Both Houses of Convocation sat yesterday at Westminster. In the

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Upper House a letter was read by the Vicar-General from Sir George Grey, in reply to the address of Convocation to the Queen, praying that her Majesty would grant her Royal...

A utation headed by Sir James Duke, yesterday waited upon

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the Lord C 'ef Justice at the Court of Queen's Bench, to obtain a rule from his. Lordship and the other Judges to make two o'clock p. m. on Satur- days the close of the day for...


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STOCK Examen, FRIDAY AFTEnNoON., The increasing expectations of peace continue to operate favourably out the various markets for commercial traffic, and to which the English...

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The ifforiaing Herald affirms, in somewhat confident terms, that Her

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Majesty's Theatre is to be reopened this season by Mr. Lumley, who has engaged Jenny bind ; and that the theatre is to be wider the joint ma- nagement of Mr. Lumley, M. Otto...


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A grand ballet entitled Le Corsaire, written by MM. Saint-Georges and _ -4 .auilier ' and composed by M. Adolphe Adam, has been produced with . .nfillished success at the Opera....


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THE PROMISED PEACE. PEACE is promised to Europe, once more, and at once : the third year of campaigning is dispensed with, and we are to have an ac- commodation upon conditions...

The Merchant of Venice, a prominent piece in the Windsor

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list, has been repeated at the Princess's Theatre, with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kean as Shylock and Portia. It had not previously been played at the same house for four years, and...

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Mr. Clunics.Mathews having imitated Mr. Anderson at Drury Lane, in the farce called The Great Gun Triek,.)fr. Anderson retorts by en- gaging Mr. Leigh Murray to imitate 2Mr....

The concert given by the Amateur Musical Society on Tuesday

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even- ing, in aid of the funds of the Cambridge Asylum for the widows of non- commissioned officers and soldiers of the British Army, was brilliant, and we should think...

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T IEB public spirit of Mrs. Bloomer has not been entirely thrown away ; there is still a hope for the " rights " claimed by Madame Roland in public places of trust and power. In...


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IN giving judgment on a ease of vital importance to a gentleman 'Whom the law excludes from redress, the Master of the Rolls ascribed the failure of justice to "the gross,...

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[TRANSLATED FROM TRE PREESSISCHES WOCHENBLATT.1 From that first project of the Vienna note, which the French Cabinet sent to St. Petersburg in June 1853, to the last...


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Cukarry is charitable according to its motives. The man who in a fit of spleen cuts off his heir with a shilling, and "leaves his fortune in charity," does not dispense the...

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MEDICAL MEN AT FAULT. . 234 January 1856. Sin—You are quite right in saying, "In the recent poisoning cases the medical men appear to be at fault' .; but I think you are too...

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SIR — We all remember with what demonstration of the work to be done the Charity Commission was introduced by the noble Lord who created it. For forty years the dirt had been...


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Snt — I must apologize for troubling you with another letter so soon after the insertion of my last one on the Scandinavian Alliance : but there is an important subject on which...

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[From the Official Return.] Ten Weeks of 1846-55. Week of 1854. Zymotie Diseases 237.4 222 Dropsy, Cancer, and other diseases of uncertain or variable seat 49.9 43...

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PROM THE LONDON GAZETTE, TAN1TAItY 29. Partnerships Dissolved.—Needham and Co. Leeds, glass-bottle-manufacturers; as far as regards G. Needham—Paris and Sons, Tiverton,...

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FROM THE LONDON GAZETTE, FEBITARY 1. WAR Derairramms Feb. 1.—Caralry.—Royal Regiment of Horse Guards—Lieut. W. W. Hartopp, from 1st Drags. to be Lieut. vice Brunt, who...

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3 per Cent Consols Ditto for Account 3 Per Cents Reduced New 3 per Cents 1 . 0 fig Annuities Annuities 1885 Bank Stock, 8 per Cent India Stock, 10 4 per Cent Exchequer...

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Louden Printed by Josses CLATTON;Of 320, Strand, in the County

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of Middlesex, Printer, at the office otJoszru CLAM - ION, NO. 10, Crane Court, id the Parish of St. Dunstan's in the West, in the City of London ; and Published by the...

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WHITTINGHAN'S NOTES ON THE LATE EXPEDITION TO JAPAN AND EASTERN SIBERIA." IN March 18,55 Captain Whittingham was on the eve of relin- quishing the command of the Royal...

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FEBRUARY 2 1 1856.

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017E, TENT IN THE CRIMEA. * THIS volume will not supply

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what, in spite of the multiplicity of books, is still a desideratum—a judicious and critical account of the events connected with the campaign in the Crimea and the assault on...

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the influence of names, in spite of Shakspere's famous interrogative : a "rose by any other name would" certainly not "smell as sweet " ; and Lord Peter is only the...


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essay on The Influence of Christianity upon National Law has the merits of treating its subject with a pregnant brevity and of not reading like a prize composition. A clear...

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11ACRAT'S LUMP OF GOLD. * IF popular favour were the sole

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test of poetical eminence Charles Mackay would mow a higher position than some better poets. Nor is there any difficulty in discovering the cause of his suc- cess. He has a very...

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IN our notice of the Quarterlies last month, we were unable to include the two eldest Reviews on account of their not making their appearance for some weeks after the others....

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Eciots. no _History of the Church of England in the Colonies and Foreign 11,4 pendeneies of thel3ritish _Empire. By the Reverraid James S. M. Anderson, DIA.,. Chaplain in...

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THE SITE OP Sr. PETERSBURG ; PETER'S MOTTVE.—Those who ima- gine that Peter chose that site without consideration, or because he had de- rived his only ideas of a city from...


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RUSKIN'S MODERN PAINTERS.* THE interval between the appearance of the second and the third volumes of Modern Painters has extended almost to ten years. Meanwhile, Mr. Ruskin...

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This week, the three pictures so acceptably bequeathed by Mr. Ro- gers to the National Gallery have made their appearance on the walls. Of the Guido,—a head of Christ crowned...

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GLOVER'S TAM 0 1 111IANTER.* This cantata was first brought forward at a concert of the New Phil- harmonic Society last season; and it excited so much attention that it was...

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This treatise, printed in a cheap but clear and handsome form, is a number of the. serial publication entitled " Novello's Library for the Dif- fusion of Musical Knowledge." It...

IL TROVATORE FOR THE PIANOFORTE.* This opera ' it will be

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remembered, was produced at the Royal Italian Opera at the beginning of the last season, when it served to introduce Madame Ney, the great tragedian and singer, to the...

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THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, AT THE OPENING OP THB SESSION, JANUARY 31, 1866. Acland, Sir T. Dyke, Devon, Acton. Joseph, Wigan. Adair, H. E., Ip.terieh. Adair, R. A. Shaft°,...

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Perhaps the most practical mode of testing the position of parties on the paramount question of the time, would be, to ascertain what the strength in votes of what is known as...


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The banks of Victoria are compelled by law to furnish every quarter full particulars of their financial position, which are published in the Melbourne Government Gazette. The...

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LONDON JOINT-STOCK BANKS. The following table exhibits, approximately, the progress that joint-stock banking has made in London during the past year : we cannot show it with...

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Many persons have an apparently well- g rounded apprehension that in- surance companies have of late years sprun g up too rapidly, the supply exceedin g the slow- g rowin g...

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,427,790 .. 1,510,044 Wheat... bushels 4,848,679 5,063,074 I Beans and Peas* Year 1864. Yeaz 1865. Tear 1854. Year 1855. Barley... „ 7,645,328 6,092,970 bushels 1,081,263...

THE CORN-TRADE OF SOUTHERN RUSSIA. The States Committee of Odessa

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p r epared a report of the corn-trade of Russia since 1824, which has been inserted in the _Berlin States Annual for 1856 ; Dr. Michelsen has translated it into En g lish. The...


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Prizes were offered by the Paris Exhibition Committee of Canada for the two best essays on Canada. A score of competitors entered the lists' the first prize was awarded to Mr....