30 JUNE 1866

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In the Houle of Commons on Tuesday Mr. Gladstone explained

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With even more dignity, and much more grace, than Lord Russell, the reasons of the Cabinet for thinking it absolutely impossible to accept Lord Dunkellin's victory as a victory...

Earl Russell informed the Lords on Tuesday night that his

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resignation had been accepted. Her Majesty had at first con- sidered the vote a question of detail, and requested him to resume office, but after explanations not described to...

The Prussians have invaded Bohemia in three columns, and have

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met with some important successes. Prince Charles, with the old army of Saxony, has descended from Zittan and Roiehen- berg upon Turnau and Manchengratz ; the Prussian Guards...


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MHE interregnum continues, and in all probability will con- tinue for nearly three weeks more, as Lord Derby is not pre- pared to publish his list till Thursday, and part of...

Mr. Bernal Osborne having been elected for Nottingham by a

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coalition of Tories and ultra-Radicals, took the opportunity of saying on Thursday that he did not intend to offer a "factious opposition" to Lord Derby, and of saying the...

The Italian army has made its first bold stroke, and

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failed. On the 23rd June (this day week) the force under the King and La Marmora, advanced in three corps each 30,000 strong, the left ap- proaching Peachiera, the right nearly...

Earl Grey concluded the debate in a speech the greater

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part of which was upon the now extinguished Reform Bill. He stated, however, that in his judgment the Government had no right to resign, the House of Commons, while defeating...

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A very serious &ode has occurred in Ms. lrid. On

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the 22nd inst. a regiment of artillery, aided by some cavalry, in :1111,200 men, seized the barrack of St. Gil, murdered their colonel, a major, and some of the staff, and...

The Army of Hanover has surrendered at last. The King

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of Prussia, who has "Legitimist" sympathies which may yet embarrass his action, offered to guarantee the King his throne if he would surrender, and join the new Band to be...

The Lords of Session have decided by ten votes to

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two that Campbell of Glenfalloch, the present possessor, has a better title to the earldom and estates of Breadalbane, e., to Taymouth Castle and Scotland from thence to Oban,...

The Fenian movement against Canada has done one good ser-

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vice to the colonists. It has shown them how far they can rely on their own strength. The summons to the volunteers, writes Lord Monck, was instantly answered, the river was in...

The debates in Convocation on Ritualism are scarcely edifying reading,

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though the Dean of Ely and his colleagues have evidently given the most devoted industry and no little research to dis- cussing in their recent report all the various important...

The Bishops, too, have had their little battle over a

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more im- portant matter,—whether or not they should declare, on the motion of the Bishop of Oxford, the Church of England to be • out of communion with Dr. Colenso and in...

Mr. Farnall is holding another inquiry, this time in Paddington

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Workhouse, where it appears they have a habit of taking the pillows from under the heads of the dying, from motives of humanity, to make them "go quicker." It has occurred to...

The Reconstruction Amendment has passed both Houses of Congress by

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a two-thirds majority, and therefore only wants the assent of the States to become part of the Constitution. It is exceedingly moderate, only providing that every person born in...

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The Dean of Westminster, Dr. Stanley, made a beautiful and

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eloquent speech in distributing the prizes to University College, London, this day week. He denied all ground for rivalry between Oxford and the University of London, the need...

The stock of bullion in the Bank of England is

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now 15,042,3991., and the reserve of notes and coin amounts to 5,218,409/. The supply of bullion held by the Bank of France has further increased, the stock being 25,985,000/.

During the early part of the week the Consol market

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was firm, at improving prices. On the announcement that the Directors of the Bank of England had determined to make no change in their rates of discount, the market became fiat,...

Mr. J. S. Mill made a good speech to his

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constituents in West- minster this day week. He told them that if the Queen followed the old constitutional practice of sending for the leader of the victorious party, she ought...

The closing prices of the leading British Railways yesterday and

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on Friday week were as follows :— Friday, June 22. Fclds,y, June 29. Greet Eastern .. Great Northern Great Western.. Do. West Midland, Oxford .. ,r,it Si. — Lancashire...

Members of Parliament are as bad as actors, they cannot

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bear to be hissed. It has been a practice during the past week for a crowd to collect in Palace Yard, and hoot or cheer the members as they pass in. The practice hurts nobody...

Yesterday and on Friday week the leading Foreign Securities left

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off at the annexed quotations :— Mexican Spanish Passive .. Do. Certificates Turkish 6 per Ceuta., 1858.. . 1562.. United States .20's • - .. •• Friday, June 22. Friday,...

Professor Hoprais has resigned the Professorship of Mental Philo- sophy

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and Logic in University College, London ' after a long and meritorious professoriat of thirty-six years. There is but one man in London who could adorn this professorship 'with...

Political feeling appears to be rather acrimonious at Derby. At

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a Reform meeting held last week in the market-place, the Mayor, Mr. F. Longdon, presiding, a certain Wesleyan reformer, Mr. Griffith,—appears to have tailed the aristocracy...

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THERE is a hitch, that i clear, if only from delays so long 1 that they incline the country to suspect that a Govern- ment may, after all, be a superfluous luxury. The vote on...


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THE REASONS OF THE MINISTRY FOR RESIGNING. I T is a curious phenomenon of English politics that scarcely any great party succeeds in its most pertinacious and best planned...

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T HE blow which has fallen upon Italy is about one hun- dredth part as severe as that which fell upon the North at the battle of Bull Run. She has been repulsed in a very...

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rEr Beams now but little doubt, whether we look to nt E rinsic probabilities or -to the assertions of political rumour, that Lord Stanley is to be Lord Derby's Foreign mister,...

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W E strongly recommend the new Ministry, when once in working order, to devise, or borrow, or steal a pro- gramme of some kind, if it be only that of Administrative Reform. At...

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?THE Lords have thrown out a Bill by which dramatists were to have been prevented from living on novelists, and the reasons given by Lord Cranworth and Lord Granville are that...

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T HE painstaking discussion in Convocation on Ritualism has • certain air of sad unconscious humour about it, to those who- know the sort of problems which are really occupying...

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I F Mr. James Fergusson were only a slightly vulgar man, with a tendency towards extracting fees from successful grocers and other citizens who build villas, what a blessing it...

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HE Italian campaign has opened with a resolute advance and a sharp defeat to the Italians, which has shown what excellent stuff they are made of, and brought vividly before the...

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THE Jocelyns have a respectable pedigree, but there seems 1, to be no evidence of the descent claimed for them from Charlemagne. The name Jocelyn, Joscelin, or Gosselin, is so...

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[Fnom OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] New York, June 15, 1866. THE Fenian movement towards Canada or anywhither no longer attracts public attention. The inferior officers arrested...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—I must apologize for trespassing once more on your kind- ness to allow me to offer a brief respOnse to the challenge of "An...


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EXHIBITION OF FRENCH AND FLEMISH PICTURES. A FEW pictures only redeem this otherwise mediocre Exhibition from a perilous insipidity. It is scarcely sufficient in its thirteenth...

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PHILOCTETES.* Tess is a fine poem, beautiful in detail, powerful as a whole ; leaving the same sort of impression of sad majesty upon us as many of the finest Greek dramas...

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THERE is probably no country in the world about which the average Englishman is so densely ignorant as Persia. lie knows that it is rather a large place—indeed, contrary to his...

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Joan BILLINGS,—or Mr. Shaw, of Poughkeepsie, for that appears to be his real name,—is a shrewd man, who has found it answer to put on the mask of a clown, and say generally...

TIIE SONNETS OF SHAKESPEARE.* ONCE more upon the waters, the

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turbid waters of Shakespearian autobiography, thick with the mud of critics. As the light litterateur skims over them, he is now and then startled by the voice of some diver,...

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COLONEL CHARRAS, whose patriotism was of quite a different stamp from what his countrymen call Chauvinisme, tried, both as a soldier and a citizen, to account for Napoleon's...

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The Gentle Philosopher; or, Home Thoughts for Home Thinkers. (James

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Blackwood.)—Our author describes herself very fairly as "a person of some culture and knowledge of the world," who delights much in nature, but more in human nature. He can...


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6 * * By a printer's error the Municipal Corporations' Directory, noticed by us in our "Current Literature" last week, was printed " Universal Corporations' Directory," a title...

Charity He/stone. A Tale. By Mrs. Carey Brook. (Seeley, Jackson,

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and Halliday.)—Mrs. Brook writes stories which are very popular in Evangelical households, and especially delightful, we should think, to Evangelical clergymen. One of these is...

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Dainty Dishes. Receipts collected by Lady Harriett St. Clair- (Edzionstone

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and Douglas, Edinburgh.)--Lady Harriett St. Clair, dating from Derneburg, is of opinion that English cooking is the worst and the most ignorant and the most extravagant in the...

Biblical Studies. By W. Robinson. (Longmana.)--There is nothing remarkable about

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this 'volume. It belongs to that exegetical school which considers that it is doing service to revelation by applying to Scripture the dictum of Talleyrand that language was...


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Richard Bentley—Paul Pendril ; Up the Country, by the Hon. Emily Eden, 2 vols. A. Strakan--Master and Scholar, by E. H. Plumptre. Saunders and ()Hey— Mary constant. Walton and...

The Home Life. By J. Baldwin Brown, B.A. (Smith. and

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Elder.)— This is a remarkable volume. A volume of sermons, it is true, but such that are almost models of what sermons should he, and of what if they were, men would go to hear...

Free Thoughts on Many Subjects. By a Manchester Man. 2

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vols. (Long- mans.)—These essays, reprinted from Fraser, have the advantage over the deluge of works of the same kind with which the present age is over- Isavhelmed, that they...

Life and Writings of Mazzini. Vol. DI, Autobiographical and Political.

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(Smith and Eider.)—This velum° continues the story of Mazzini's life from the failure of one of his many conspiracies in 1831 to his settlement in England in 184 when he claims...

the Editors cannot undertake to return rejected pbil i

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MACMILLAN — At Streatham Lane, Upper Tooting, William Alexander, youngest 50a of Alexander Mac- millan, aged two years and four mouths. June 22.