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'esterday week a meeting of 1,200 of the work-people of

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Messrs. John Bright and Brothers was held in the public hall at Rochdale, to present to Mr. Bright " an address of entire sym- pathy with and sincere respect for him, under the...

The Rev. W. J. Butler, M.A., Vicar of Wantage, still

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hovers uncomfortably on the verge of consecration. His most reverend and right reverend advisers, his Grace of Canterbury and the Lord Bishop of Oxford, " have concluded that...

The usual Ministerial banquets are ordered for the 4th, but

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Mr. -Gladstone will give no dinner, to the amazement of many, who forget that Opposition dinners before the session commenced with - -, Lord Melbourne. The Clubs will have it...

Some of the Professors of University College have issued an

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elaborate and ingenious document, in which they defend the recent action of the Council. In it they abandon the line first taken up, and if we are not mistaken, to some extent...

Sir Edwin Landseer's lions, so long ordered for the base

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of Nelson's Monument, were uncovered on Thursday without any official fuss. The popular verdict upon them seems singularly uncertain, and the artistic one has yet to be pronounced.


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• T HE Emperor of the French has allowed the Tribune to be re- erected in the Corps Legislatif. As it was taken down be- cause it gave individual speakers too much importance,...

The Spanish Government has reorganized its Army by decree; Everybody

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is to be liable to conscription at twenty, but out of about 100,000 lads who annually reach that age only 43,000 will be drawn, and distributed among army, navy, and marines....

In the magnificent effort of oratory reviewing his own political

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career, delivered in the Rochdale Theatre last Wednesday, Mr. Bright passed in review his conduct on the Corn Laws, the Game Laws, the " taxes on knowledge," the Irish question,...

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Lord Elcho delivered an able address this day week to

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the miners of Midlothian at Dalkeith, in which he pointed out how much the law had done for collieries, and how much more it could do for the protection of miners, by provisions...

The Bavarian Government has followed up its declaration that it

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will adhere to Prussia, by a note calling on all South German Governments to hold a conference for a common military organization upon the Prussian basis. The meaning of all...

It is annonnce&.,but only in one of Reuter's summaries, that

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two journals in Washington supposed to reflect the President's ideas threaten that he will artn- Heawiu call_ on. the Army and Navy, rather than endure treason. Navies cannot do...

Mr. Gladstone arrived in London on the 29th ult., after

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a short stay in Paris, where he accepted an invitation from the Society of Political Economy. He made them a speech of some length, about which the French papers are...

Mr. Horsman made also a very telling defence of his

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Reform policy at Stroud on Thursday,—advocating for his own part a reform of the suffrage on the model of the Poor-Law suffrage,- with plural votes, varying with rental and...

The President has selected the Times' correspondent at Wash- ington

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for his political confidant, whO' communicated Mr. John- son's ideas in an able letter to the Times of this day week. On the general tenor of these political confidences we have...

A subscription has been set on foot to defray the

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expenses of the suit with Sir Thomas Maryon Wilson, to determine the 'rights of the Lord of the Manor and of the Copyholders respectively in Hampstead Heath, which deserves...

Mr. Seward, wanting the Fenian vote for his master, took

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it upon himself last October to ask for a record of the Fenian trials in Canada, couching the demand in words which implied that as the buccaneers had come out of the Union he...

There are, it appears just 89,786 houses with a rental

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of 100/. or upwards situated in Parliamentary boroughs, and of these 20,541, or more than one-half, are in London. Only three towns, Manchester, Liverpool, and Birmingham, have...

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Lord Clarendon took the opportunity of a meeting of the

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West Herts Agricultural Association to defend the system of giving prizes to labourers. He said the man who remains many years in the same place, who brings up many children...

A conference, which includes some eminent names, is sitting at

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Exeter Hall, of persons interested in reforming the present system of licensing. It appears from the discussions on Tuesday and Wednesday that Reformers of nearly all sections...

Further sums of gold have been withdrawn from the Bank

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of England, and all importations, amounting to about 250,0001., have been purchased for export to France. Altogether the export movement to France during the last fortnight has...

A deputation of the Ilarveian Society waited on Monday on

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Mr. Walpole, to call his attention to the increase of infanticide. The society propose nearly twenty preventive measures, the princi- pal of which are—that infanticide should no...

The Greek Government is about to raise its Army to

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31,000 men, of whom 14,000 will be active. This is intended as a reply to certain menaces from Turkey, the Sultan being extremely in- dignant at the aid afforded by Greece to...

Great Pastern Great Northern Great Western..

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Lancashire and Yorkshire .. London and Brighton London and North-Western London and South-Western London, Chatham, end Dover titeiropolitan Midland_ .. North-Easterr, Berwick...

The coroner's jury assembled to inquire into the accident in

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the Regent's Park has returned a verdict equivalent to one of accidental death. They add that it arose from the heedlessness of the crowd, recommend that the police should have...

The following statement shows the closing prices of the leading

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Foreign Securities yesterday and on Friday week :— Friday, Jan. 25. Friday, Feb. 1. Mexican. . .. 171 .. 171 Spanish Passive 22 .. 22 Do. Certiticates Hi .. 14 Turkish G...

The dealings in the Consol market have been limited, and

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prices have been occasionally depressed. Yesterday, however, the Three per Cents. left off at 901 for the present, and sot for the next account. Chili= scrip has ruled flatter,...

The Pall Mall Gazette points out one more of the

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many peeu- aiary oppressions to which Londoners are exposed. The price of fish in bulk at Billingsgate is probably not half what it was thirty , years ago, while its price at...

It is pretty evident that the cue of the Liberal

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chiefs just at present is to be quiet. Mr.,O,Villiers, who is a genuine Reformer, and who can speak, has been asked to address a meeting in his own borough, but declines, on the...

We have at last a trustworthy account of the French

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expedition Against Corea, which appears to have been a somewhat dis- creditable affair. Admiral Roze took his fleet up the river to Kanghoa, the Corean capital, and summoned the...

Mr. Milner Gibson met his constituents at Ashton on Tuesday,

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And his speech was reported to London by telegraph. It was not worth the expense. He said trade was flourishing, and praised the French Treaty ; said that the policy of a...

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IMMEDIATEPROBABILITIES. A N oddprocess, though a very natural one, is just now going on in political society. Everybody is asking with a genuine interest, which, as usual when...

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M R. BRIGHT has seldom pronounced a speech,—and he does pronounce,' rather than merely speak his speeches, though he has one of the simplest of styles, for every syllable with...

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O NE of the strangest of the many strange phenomena of sleep, is the power which the mind appears to retain of carrying on certain processes. The problem which puzzled the...

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Italy is about to commence a very great and, it may prove, a very dangerous enterprise. In a country where the Church has for centuries been all- powerful, and among , a...

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IF proof were wanting of President Johnson's deficiency in political sagacity,—which unfortunately it is nok—it could not be better illustrated than by his recent somewhat...

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[The following are the real reasons of real men,—written without either of them having seen or discussed the other's reasons,— who both believe in the Divinity of Christ, for...

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I DON'T go to church, and I do not know why I should mind 1. stating, in the interests of truth, the reasons which really induce me to abstain from that usually beneficial...

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WIGHT.-GEOGRAPHY. T "position occupied by Hampshire is that of the central county of the Southern district of England. As such, it does not seem to be connected more closely...

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[FROM ORR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] New York, January 11, 1867. PRESIDENT JohNsoN will not be impeached. Many months ago, when the subject of his impeachment was first broached, I...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] Sts,—The desire for female suffrage is daily gaining ground in the estimation of so many women of cultivated intelligence and generous...

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[The following is a note from M Ma77jni to the same friend to whom the one printed in our last was addressed, upon our article of last week. It will be read with interest by our...

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Mazzini will have too much to do just now to spare time for newspaper controversy, would you kindly allow space for a very small dose of Mazzini-and-water? I think that you...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—I have read with much interest the account which has appeared in most of the papers of the discussion which took place on Monday last...


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MEDLEVAL MYTHS.* FIFTY years ago the expression " myth " was unknown in Eng- land. It is now a recognized popular term. The diffusion of this word is at once the sign and...


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as I read your interesting article of last Saturday, that here was an admirable modern example of what happened to St. Paul at Athens. He saw an altar " To the Un- known God,"...


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offer one or two suggestions of a remedial kind with regard to the grievances mentioned in your article on " The Workmen on Church-Going." The first grievance stated by you is...

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THESE two fine introductory lectures on Ethics, in which the young commencing Professor at Glasgow compares, without dis- credit to himself, with the veteran philosopher and...

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STATE PAPERS OF CHARLES H.* Tars series of Calendars is

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probably the most generally interest- ing of all those which are being published under the direction of the Master of the Rolls, as the period which it covers is the latest, and...

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not profess to be more than a com- piler, we might be doing him injustice if we subjected his book to any higher test of criticism. Perhaps his worst fault is that he is so...

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The Vegetable IVorld : a History of Plants, with their

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Botanical Descrip- tions and Peculiar Properties. By Louis Figuier. Illustrated with 446 en- gravings, interspersed through the text, and 24 full-page illustrations,. by M....

Lessons in Physiology. By Thomas H. Huxley, LL.D., F.R.S. (Mac-

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millan.)—Professor Huxley has condescended to write a very useful little manual, which should be received with acclamation. His object, in his own words, has been to set down in...


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Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott. With a biographical and critical memoir by Francis Turner Palgravo. (Macmillan and Co.).—This is a very good and complete edition of Sir...

11f6noires dune Enfant. Par Madame Michelet. (Hachette.)—In this. volume the

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wife of the eminent French historian tells, in a charmingly brilliant, though artless style, and with genuine though ingenuous feel- ing, the story of an interesting childhood,...

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M'Culloch's Geographical Dictionary. New edition, carefully revised, with the statistical

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information brought up to the latest returns. By Frederick Martin. 4 vols. (Longman.)—This new edition of Mr. M'Culloch's well known work cannot fail to command the attention of...

L'Oiseau. Par J. Michelet. Eighth edition. With illustrations by Giacomelli.

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(Hachette.)—Speaking of M. Michelet, we wish to draw attention to this magnificent edition of one of his favourite works. It is splendidly printed on toned paper, and S....

Leaves from Mae Book of Life. By Charles Shaw. (Saunders,

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Otley, and Co.)—A collection of short stories, all virtually independent of each other, but grouped round the person of the supposed narrator. This narrator is descended from...

Twenty - Nine Illustrations. By J. E. Millais, R.A. Designed for the

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Cornhill Magazine. With extracts descriptive of each picture. (Smith and Elder.)—Twenty-Seven 17/aerations. By F. Walker, &c. (Smith and Elder.)—Twenty-Five Illustrations. By F....

Bandy - Book of Rules and _Tables for Verifying Dates. By John

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J. Bond, Assistant-Keeper of the Public Records. (Bell and Daldy.)— Everybody who has had anything to do with dates is aware of the con- fusion that is occasioned by the...