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THE RE has been a lull in politics this week—unusual even at this dull season. No one has said anything except Mr. Roebuck, who has said - exceedingly little, and Mr. Stansfeld,...

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WIRE-PULLING POLITICIANS :—MR. Tit URLOW WEED. /THERE is a sharp controversy raging amongst the French savan,s on the question whether the vesicle produced by the fermentation...

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T HE Emperor of the French has no adviser so dangerous as the Due de Persigny, for he has no other at once so systematic and so convinced. The late Minister of the In- terior is...

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INDIAN STATE TRIALS. T HE dread of native rebellion, the worst

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legacy left to India by the mutinies, has developed in that country a class of trials quite new and eminently disagreeable. Pre- vious to 1857 prosecutions for treason were...

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1 - F there still exist Liberals in England who want to com- prehend the difference between democracy and liberty, between the representation of a nation entire with all its...

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of Prussia, respects it, and is the most suave of

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men, but the their connection with others,—things which you cannot instant another will is manifested differing from his or oppos- hinder, and of which you must still bear the...

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addressed "to those who love God and His truth" a very earnest and, in its own narrow way, rather striking exhortation in the shape of a preface to a "cam" intended to obtain...

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IT is not difficult to understand why the publication of "La Religieuse" has so profoundly irritated the Ultramontanes of France. The book is not in a literary sense very able,...

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A LL devotees of croquet must be satisfied with the progress made in the en/04s of their favourite game during the pre- sent year. For the last three years and more the game has...

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H ENRY FREDERICK, his successor, had been summoned to the House of Peers March 21, 1639, as Baron Mowbray, vote l against the attainder of the Earl of Stafford, and took the...

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[FR011 OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] Washington, August 12, 1864. THE New York papers which will reach London with this letter will contain all the meagre but sufficient...

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Geneva, August 29, 1864. THIS city has just been the

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scene of a most wanton and shocking outrage. It is true that Geneva is a microscopic State,—its politics cannot be expected to command general interest and to excite general...

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WONDROUS STRANGE.* IT is the endeavour of the author of this book—an endeavour attended with a certain limited measure of success—to combine the strong interests and startling...

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M. Gurzox calls his book "meditations," btit it is not a meditative book. It is a book of some ability, and in parts or not a little wisdom, but the thought is of the abstract...

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THE JEST BOOK.* Iv is an odd ambition to be

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the Joe Miller of your age for every- body thinks scorn of that grandfather of jest-books. And yet we very much doubt whether it is not still the best of its kind. It is so good...

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"WIVES and Daughters" in the Cornhill promises to be a real addition to this year's list of readable novels. In the num- ber for last month there was a sketch of a child which...

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A Theodicy ; or, Vindication of the Divine Glory as

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manifested in the Constitution and Government of the Moral World. By Albert Taylor Bledsoe, LL.D., Professor of Mathematics in the University of Virginia. (Saunders, Otley, and...

Shakespeare and Stratford - upon - Avon, a" Chronicle of the Time," com- prising

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the salient facts and traditions, biographical, topographical, and. historical, connected with the poet and his birthplace, together with a. full record of the Tercentenary...

The Christ, the Book, and the Chwr.h. The Inaugural Address

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to the Annual Assembly of the Congregational Union of England and Wales. May, 1864. By the Rev. Henry Allen, Chairman, Minister of Union Chapel, Islington. (Jackson, Walford,...


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An Etymological Dictionary of the Romance Languages. By T. C. Donkin, B.A. (Williams and Norgate.)—The author has based his work on the second edition of the well-known...

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The Syntax and Synonyms of the Greek Testament. By the

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Rev. W. Webster, M.A. (Ilivingtons.)—Mr. Webster has employed his scholar- ship to excellent purpose in this work, which will be found an admirable companion to the New...

Taormina and other Poems. (T. Cantley Newby.)—The author of these

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precious compositions ventures to denounce Milton as a "cold selfish despot in his home," and to say of him that,— " Trampling on free affection, he preferred A servile...

Memoirs of the Distinguished Men of Science of Great Britain

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Living tn Me . Years 1807-8. Compiled and arranged by William Walker, jun. Second Edition. (E. and F: N. Spon.)—These memoirs were originally compiled to accompany an engraving...

Godii Word and Man's Heart. Sermons preached befOre the 'Univer-

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sity of Oxford by the Bishop of Lincoln. (W. Skeffingt2n.)—In the first four of these five sermons, which are all more or less addressed a the theological questions of the hour,...

The House Among the Hills. (Smith, Elder, and Co.)—These poems

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all harp on one theme, a disappointment in love, and are therefore all labelled with the label which forms the title of the volume. The lady who had favoured the author's suit...

Sonnets. By the Rev. Charles Turner, 'Vicar of Grasby, Lincoln

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(Macmillan and Co.)—Lovers of the sonnet will find these good speci- mens of that form of composition, almost always coldly graceful. This they remain in Mr. Turner's hands, but...

Linnet's Tried Two volumes. By the author of "Twice Lost."

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(Virtue, Brothers, and Co.)—Linnet is Miss Leonora Osborne, who marries Yore Forester at the commencement of the story. His plan is to sell out of the army and devote, himself...

A Change and Many a Change. (Hatchard and Co.)—A very

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plea- sant little tale, in which are traced the fortunes of Fanny Powell, her brother Harold, and Beatrice Lennox. The two latter are engaged very rapidly, and Fanny finds a...