3 AUGUST 1861

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It is rumoured that Lord Granville will speedily quit the

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Cabinet, and accept the Embassy to Paris, in order to leave to Earl Russell the, unquestioned leadership of the House of Lords. The Ministry will not lose much strength in a...

The appointment of Lord Elgin to the Indian Viceroyalty has

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been demi-officially announced, and will be received with favour everywhere but in India. There his Lordship is the object of an official prejudice which it would be hard to...


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L ORD John Russell took his seat in the House of Lords on Tuesday as Earl Russell, of Kingston-Russell in Dorset, and Viscount Amberley, of Ardsalla, in Meath. Most Whigs will...

I grange scandal, discreditable to all parties concerned, has been

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repprted this week from Rome. A Roman soldier wounded a French one, and GeneralGoyon demanded his surrender, which Mgr. de Merode, Bishop and Minister at War, refused. Some...

The Duke of Buckingham, a magnate remarkable as a young

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man for having carried the only successful amendment on the Reform Bill, the well-known " Chandos clause," and as an old one for the utter ruin which suddenly overtook him, died...

The Ministerial fish dinner came off on Tuesday, and the

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few members left in town are drinking up with wry faces the lees of debate. The only Parliamentary incident of any interest has been Lord Pal- merston's expression of hope that...

The great battle which is to decide the fate of

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the American Re-- public has not been fought, but General McClelland has cleared. Western Virginia, and an advance still further to the South seems at last imminent. The scene...

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Irtrig.—Each Chamber of the Hungarian Diet on the receipt of

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the imperial rescript, appointed a committee of eight to consider it, and these two committees have since amalgamated into one. They have not yet decided on their mode of...

itosia.—The people of Warsaw have offered a tribute to the

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English Consul, Colonel Staunton. On the 21st ult. all the young men collected in the Saxony Garden, on a preconcerted marched off to the house of the Consul, where they threw...

lartrira.—We have advices from America to the 20th instant. The

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Federal army commenced its march upon Richmond on the 17th instant, and was interrupted at Dulbram, where the Confederates drove back the advanced guard, but the position was...

Sfak—The Pays of Paris gives a semi-official account of the

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fracas between Monsignor de Merode, the Pope's Minister for War, and General Goyon. The words in which the story is told are not a little curious, when it is remembered that the...

Stanti.—The French journals ate still occupied with Lord John Russell's

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speech on Sardinia, and the supplementary vote for iron-clad steamers. On the former question, the Monitear contains a single para g raph among its " London correspondence!' The...

fermaq.—The National Union of Germany, of which the Duke of

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Saxe-Coburg is virtually- the head, has terminated its sitting at Dantzig, and has passed resolutions which express briefly but energetically the new policy which the...

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MONDAY, JULY 29TH. Ox Saturday, the Court of Probate and Divorce rose for the holidays. Since the commencement of the legal year in November last, Sir Creswell Creswell, who...

5littio.—The Governor-General has sanctioned a mission to pro- ceed to

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Llassa and Ladakh, and probably thence to China. Its object is to improve our commercial relations with those countries. Great foods of rain had fallen in Bengal.

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HOUSE OF LORDS, Monday, July 29.—Appropriation of Seats (Sudbury and St Albans) Bill—Committee—Municipal Corporations Act Amendment Bill ; second- reading—East India Civil...

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BOTH Houses of Parliament sat yesterday, In the House of Lords a large number of bills were read a third time and passed. A bill, introduced by the Lord Chancellor, was read a...

, 464t taut. OSBORNE, JULY 26.—The Queen, the Crown Princess of

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Prussia, Princess Alice, Princess Helena, and Princess Louise drove out yesterday afternoon. JULY 27.—The Queen, the Crown Prince and Princess of Prussia, and Princess Alice,...


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Subscriptionsto the " OVERLAND FRIEND OF INDIA," will be received by Mr. : A. E. Galloway, at 1, Wellington-street, Strand. Terms : Per Annum, payable in advance Postage free.

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THE MEANING OF THE CITY RUCTION. T HE election of Mr. Western Wood for the City was triumph for the Whigs. They did not, it is true, par- ticularly wish to elect him, though,...


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STOCK EXCHANGE, FRIDAY AFTERNOON. TEE demand for money during the week has been very trifling, and, as was generally expected, the Bank of England reduced their rate of...


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General Ignatieff has had an audience of the Sultan, and presented to his Majesty an autograph letter of congratulation on his accession, from the Emperor of Russia. Aali Pasha...

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T HE Lord Chancellor's Bankruptcy Bill has passed, shorn of its most objectionable feature. The new judgeship, which Lord Chancellor Bethel!, with Christian generosity, bad...

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THE COMMERCIAL SITUATION. T HE decision arrived at on Thursday by

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the Bank of England again to lower their minimum rate of discount to five per cent. which is perhaps justified by the state of the Bank returns, furnishes us with a good...

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THE BEGINNING OF THE END. T HE retirement of Lord John

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Russell to the Lords teaches us the melancholy lesson that Whigs are not immortal_ The leaders who have led the Liberals of England for many years, in the inevitable course of...

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LORD PALMERSTON ON AUSTRIA. -FI ORD Palmerston once described himself as

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bottle-holder to Europe ; but his idea of his duties in that capacity appears rather confused. It is not the business of that useful functionary to stand with his hands in his...

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W HO is the author of the documents known to mankind as Treasury minutes ? To judge by the last speci- men which has fallen under our notice, we should be inclined to put them...

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P ROBABLY most men who live "within the hounds of rature," or suppose that they do so, when in fact they live soul and body within the bonds of custom and the respectabilities,...


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I N our last number, speaking from memory as to this particular document which was not at the moment in our possession, we narrated the substance of the Duke of Modena's...

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THE BUILDING STRIKE. Old Square, Lincoln's Inn, July 31, 1861. Sta,—I forward you another letter which I have received in rela- tion to the masons' strike. I trust you will...

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TEE Royal Italian Opera closes this evening, and this is the end of our London musical season. But now begins a busy musical season in the country. The practice of provincial...

At a meeting last week of the committee of the

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Birmingham Musical Festival, it was announced that Mademoiselle Patti had been added to the list of singers engaged, and that she will Biotin the two miscellaneous concerts: in...

The Emperor of Russia has commissioned Tamberlik to form a

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powerful Italian company—himself, of course, included—for next season. He has made a number of engagements here, and, with his recruits, is to depart for Warsaw at the end of...

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AUGUSTUS WELBY PUGIN. BEFORE the din of battle between the Gothic and Classic style of architecture has entirely subsided from the arena of the House of Commons, and while it...

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EGYPTIAN SEPULCHRES AND SYRIAN SHRINES.* TRESE volumes consist, as their title sufficiently indicates, of a record of a journey through, and a somewhat protracted residence in,...

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A FAMILY HISTORY.* Tiffs is a pleasant miscellaneous sort of

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book, without any pretence at artistic unity, winding with the windings of a governess's career, inlaid with the accumulations of an amiable woman's dull didactic wisdom,...

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IN his preface to this book, the author very needlessly disclaims the character of a professional writer, for no professional could have BO wasted materials of so much interest....

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remarked by close and sardonic observers of human nature, that there is a touch of instinctive wiliness about any con- scious feebleness. Mr. Thackeray is always asking us to...

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IT is somewhat promising in these times of the development of fic- tion out of the internal consciousness, to meet with a novel purport- ing to be, in great measure, founded on...

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WE must commence our notice of the Coruhell this month by a re- monstrance with its editor. Why will be so misuse the opportunity the "Roundabout Papers" afford ? The design was...

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but they certainly seem to us to bear out the

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explanation placed branch of the Church at the present day; the character of her services, her discipline, her system of government, and her relations to slavery. on the...

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Bankrupts.—Henry Sivyer, Woodall-place, Brixton-road, grocer—Arthur Flughe g Aylesbury, saddler—James Selman, tipper Baker-street, Portman-equare, Thomas Wagstaffe, Sheffield,...


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On the 26th ult., at Abbot's Moss, Cheshire, the Hon. Mrs. Cholmonaeley, of a daughter. MARRIAGES. On the 26th ult., at St. George's, Hanover-square, by the Rev. Primal limey,...

Elementary Geometrical Drawing. Part II. The Practical Geometry of Planes

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and Solids ; comprising the Elements of Descriptive Geometry, with its Ap- plication to Horizontal and Isometric Projection, and the Projection of Solids and Shadows. By Samuel...