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The Moniteur of Thursday affirms that the fate of Rome

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cannot now be settled between Italy and France, but must be referred to a Congress of the great Powers. Propositions of this kind have been for some days in circulation, and can...


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mliE Roman Question has been the grand, almost the sole, topic of the week, and so contradictory are the telegrams, so perplexed is the action of the fean great parties to the...

The Edinburgh speech was quite without interest with relation to

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the future. The greater part of if it was very tedious, being an attempt to vindicate the constitutional right of the Tory party to propose a Reform Bill if they liked, which...

Mr. Disraeli, on his way down to Edinburgh this day

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week, did an odd thing at Galashiels station. A score or more of curious Scotchmen were, it seems, there assembled to catch sight of him, if possible, and Mr. Disraeli, on...

The present position of affairs is, of course, full of

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danger, the Emperor and the King having now marched on Rome, at the risk of clashing en route, while Garibaldi and the Pope will obey neither. There are rumours afloat of a...

The Liberal papers all over Europe keep publishing state - - ments

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about the interference of Count von Bismarck in the Roman affair. As we have elsewhere reasoned, it is quite pos- sible that he has interfered so far as to express the general...

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The Protestants of Ulster held a grand open-air meeting at

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Hillsborough on Monday, to protest against any interference with "the endowed Protestant Churches of Ireland, which," says the second resolution, in a somewhat Irish fashion,...

The result of the elections in Pennsylvania is creating great

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excitement in the United States. The Democrats have decidedly improved their position, and American politicians have an idea that as Pennsylvania goes, so will the Union go, an...

The Upper Chamber of Bavaria has very nearly brought the

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country into trouble. It refused to enter the new Zollverein unless Bavaria were allowed a veto upon the prozeedings of the Zollverein Parliament. This demand was at once...

A letter from Mr. Bassein, the Envoy imprisoned at Magdala,

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dated 7th September, has been published, rather imprudently we should say, in the daily papers. Mr. Kamm announces that the rebellion has become general all over Abyssinia, that...

We have noticed the Lancet's report on the Farnham Work-

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house elsewhere, but we may mention here that Mr. R. Eager, surgeon at Guildford, confirms its statement in all essential points from his own observation. He had been called in...

The speech to the working-men was very Conservative in tone.

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Mr. Disraeli deprecated being supposed to have any solutions on the principal questions,—the Irish Church, the Education, the Workhouse Reform questions, and others which the...

The scene which Florence presented on Garibaldi's arrival must have

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been a strange one, even for Florence. The population was wild for resistance to France, the King's Palace was hemmed in with troops, all the bridges and points of vantage were...

Poor as the greater part of Mr. Disraeli's speech was,

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the peror- ation contained a really fine rendering of Mr. Arnold's simile for England as the Titan with deaf ears and labour-dimmed eyes staggering on to her goal,— " Bearing...

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According to a telegram published in the Times of Friday

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(second edition), dated Leghorn, October 30, two brigades of French troops reached Rome on that day, and were received in dead silence by the population. It is remarkable that...

In the same paragraph Mr. Banner is called Chairman of

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the Liverpool Bank. He is an eminent accountant, who is to be .official liquidator in the affairs of the Royal Bank, and he did not make the speech ascribed to him on bank...

There has been more firmness in most departments of the

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Stock Exchange this week, and the quotations have been on the advance. On Monday, Consols, both for money and the account, opened at 94 to 94i on Thursday (yesterday being...

Mr. Alfred Wigan, one of the most accomplished of modern

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actors, has opened a new and very beautiful little theatre on the site of St. Martin's Hall,—the Queen's. The decoration is very good, the stalls are roomy, and there is no...

Mr. Anthony Trollope has retired from the Post Office, and

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his friends and colleagues have commemorated that event by a dinner given to hint last Thursday at the Albion, at which nearly a hundred persons were present. Mr. Scudamore, the...

Dr. Norman MacLeod has received, both at Glasgow, and only

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yesterday in London, very gratifying and well deserved proofs of the esteem and love with which he is regarded on the eve of his proposed journey to the East. At Glasgow the...

A correspondent writes to the Times suggesting that as Leicester

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Square has at length fallen into the hands of the Metropolitan Board of Works it should be turned into a provision market. The suggestion is not a bad one, if -the neighbourhood...

We have to apologize for a paragraph in our last

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week's issue which contained two important errors. Instead of saying "the Royal Bank of Liverpool" had stopped, we said "the Bank of Liver- pool,"—the Bank of Liverpool, it...

The King of the Hellenes, Prince George of Denmark, brother

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-of our Princess of Wales, was married on the 27th ult. to a Russian .Grand Duchess, a match which will be popular among the Greeks, who now expect to obtain both English and...


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Mexican Spanish Passives ... ••• Do. Certificates .. :.•. Turkish 6 per Cents., 1859 1852 • • • United States 5.20's ... ... ... 15 — — 19 ... ... 161 ... ... 611 — 611...


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THE ITALIAN CRISIS. THE progress of events in Italy during the week has been . almost unintelligible. It is only by looking steadily through the rain of manipulated telegrams,...


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jR. DISRAELI'S great speech at Edinburgh has only 1 thrown colouring on the cloud in which his purposes and policy are enveloped,:—not even thinned, much less. dis- pelled it....

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T HERE is one serious consideration which those Bishops who agree with the teaching of Bishop Ellicott's late charge, should ponder rather more gravely than they appear to have...

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T HE true lesson of this Farnham Workhouse story, which for the past fortnight has interested and horrified all England, is, we greatly fear, that our " institutions " are...

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W E do trust that before Parliament meets the Liberal party will have made up its mind what to do and say about this Abyssinian Expedition. As far as we can judge, the country...

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by Mr. F. T. Palgrave, Oil " The Reign of Law"

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in relation to religious faith. It is curious, and not in itself insignificant, how much of the true poetry of the day is philosophy in verse,—not such dry and abstract stuff as...

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E VERYBODY is abusing the Butchers of West London, and we dare say they deserve to be well abused. They are very nearly a close corporation, the trade demanding special tastes,...

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THE origin of London is wrapped in obscurity. The first .JL mention we have of it under the name of LONDINIUM is by Tacitus, in describing the revolt of the Iceni under...

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TO THE SPIRIT OF UNREST. Thy hands are at my

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throat, thy knee Knit firm upon my breast : I am spent ; I have no more strength to see— And thou—what wouldest thou more with me, 0 Spirit of Unrest ? Time was, thou kuowest,...


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I. I reverence thy rugged grasp of truth, Strong champion of right manhood ! Yet methinks Wise old may stray as far as hasty youth. With equal drops God's rain on each that...


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EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—You may be right in complaining of the " safe " men whom Prime Ministers are apt to select for the Episcopal Bench, but I believe there has been...

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MOXON'S MINIATURE POETS.* THE editor of this selection from Sir Walter Scott's poems, Mr. Mortimer Collins, calls the author of Marmion the Homer of Scotland. This title of...

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IF the Latin verse-writing is at length giving place to more use- ful accomplishments at our public schools, the love of classical composition cannot be said to be involved in...

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Wau.e the Rev. James Fraser was laboriously collecting the materials for his late Report, a private Commission of Inquiry was being conducted by two enterprising English ladies...

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THE question whether the end justifies the means is one on which, ever since it was first stated, mankind has b.!en divided in opinion. In our own experience, we have found that...

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TnE few with whom the Arcadia is already a familiar book will, probably, be unwilling to exchange the stately folio to which they have been accustomed for a volume of more...

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Is Roman d'une Veuve. Par Louis Enaalt. (Hachette.)—Recalling to our

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minds with some pleasure a former story of M. Mundt's, and thinking of the part that widows play in works of fiction, we took up this book with some curiosity. As soon as we...

The Last Thirty Years in a Mining District. By Ig,notus.

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(Longmans.). —"Scotching and the Candle versus the Lamp and Trades' Unions" is the second title of this book, and as may be supposed, the old state of things is shown to be...

diaries and calendars. The two larger ones contain photographs of

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the extinct lunar volcano "Copernicus," which is chosen not as being the largest, though it is forty-five miles across, but as exhibiting almost. every variety of detail which...


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SCHOOL Boons.—Among smaller educational works to which we cannot give a separate notice, we must bestow a few lines of praise on the Rev. Percival Frost's edition of the sixth...

The Champagne Country. By Robert Tomes. (Roatledge.)—As American Consul at

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Rheims for nearly two years, Mr. Tomes had good opportunities of tasting champagne, witnessing the process, and learn- ing the secrets of its manufacture. We have read before—in...

The Art of Conversation. By Roger Boswell. (Cassell, Petter, and

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Galpin.)—We pay this book a compliment, and one which it deserves, when we say that it is remarkably sensible. It is not brilliant, it does not attempt to be, but we have no...

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The Silver Skates a Story of Life in Holland. By

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M. E. Dodge. (Low, Son, and Marston.)—Internal evidence leads us to conclude that this story has not crossed the German Ocean, but the Atlantic. It is well worthy of either...

Constance Lora, and other Poems. By Robert C. Caldwell. (A.

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W. Bennett.)—Ono of those books of verse which it is difficult to blame, and impossible to praise. Yet Mr. Caldwell has once or twice attained a higher level than that of...

Herne's Oak. By W. Perry. (Booth.)—What Mr. Perry undertakes is

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to show that the tree which lives in the traditions of Windsor Park and in Shakespeare's Merry IVives was not cut down in 1796, but fell from natural causes in 1863. Some might...

Twelve Years in Canterbury, New Zealand. By Mrs.Charles Thomson. (Low,

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Son, and Marston.)—" The Voyage Home after Twelve Years in Canterbury, New Zealand," would be a more fitting title for this book, as only twenty-three pages of it are devoted to...

philosophy of the human understanding, and forgot it all but

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the last chapter, which unfortunately he could not understand. His own book is very small, and is quite easy to understand, but will scarcely fare better than the great book in...

there is novelty in the character of the heroine, and

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great skill is shown in its delineation. The saintly and devoted sister, whose praises Captain Berthier is never tired of singing; who goes out in the early morning, with bare...

kfalse and a true akin. Yet this is by no

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means the only , marvel in store for unscientific readers. They will find it stated that while their right hands are more perfect in the sense of touch than their left hands,...

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ. By the late Robert Macpherson,

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D.D. (Blackwood.)—The lectures of which this volume is composed contain the materials for a larger work, which its author did not live to finish. Taking "the Resurrection of...