6 AUGUST 1864

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THE preliminaries of peace were signed at Vienna on 'Monday, the 1st August, by the Plenipotentiaries of Austria, Prussia, and Denmark. The terms as far as Danmark is concerned...

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But Denmark, argue the men, who in weariness of the

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MR. LINCOLN never displayed his remarkable shrewd- subtle device for overthrowing the President. They sent into Canada certain agents clothed with that kind of authority which...

and without an approach to its rich mineral wealth. struction

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of China than by an earthquake which swallowed The population bears about the same proportion, being up Paris. But force is as essential to the development of 1,400,000, or...

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T OUGHOUT the past Session the House of Commons rTa ' s been doing the work of a great Vestry, and it is matter of some interest to examine how the work has been done. As the...

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A MIDST the stir of nearer events, the death-struggle of a race which Englishmen understand, the fierce dispute whether to resist or to acquiesce in a new German aggression,...

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curious than the vitality of a bugbear. It is very hard to impress the public imagi- nation with a new terror, but when it has once got a firm grasp of men's minds it retains...

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1VI R. RICHARD THWAITES, late or present of 10 High- bury Terrace, Islington, ought to be a proud man. It is not given to every resident in that somewhat uninviting locality to...

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W E have often wondered in past years that swimming was so little cultivated in England. One would have thought - that our insular position and our sea-going propensities should...

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• Transadions and Results of the National Association of Coal, Lime, and Ironstone Miners of Great Britain, held at Leeds, November 9, 10, 11 12, 19, and 14, 1862. London:...

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A NOTHER of Charles IL's brood, and the most Stuartlike .11 of them all. The Lennoxes are descended from a natural son of Charles II. and Louise Renee de Penencourt, of...

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[FRO3I OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] New York, July 23, 1884. WE have news this morning that General Johnston, after march- ing (backward) about 170 miles, after abandoning three...

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GERMAN BALLADS.* • Ballads from this Getman. By Henry Inglis. London: Blackwood. 1864 Mn. INGLis has presented the reader with an agreeable volume of ballads, containing very...


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"SPECTATOR." Sin,—Whenever Mr. Maurice speaks of the relations between God and man, there is much in his words with which I unreservedly agree, and for which I feel heartily...

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FOREIGN REPORTING.* POLITICAL reporting, the art of the special correspondent,

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though so new among us that we have not yet found it a name, is rising to high importance. Every year the interest of the country in foreign politics seems to increase, and with...

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MR. D'A.1.51EIDA has written an entertaining account of Dutch life in Java rather than that of the Javanese proper. He does not pretend to enter into any of the more recondite...

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PARIS EN AMERIQUE.* THE severely repressive regime applied by the

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second French Empire to the newspaper press has had one noteworthy result. • Paris en Amirkue Par is Dr. Rend 1 efebvre. TLird Editiun. CID.rp3u- Dan 18.8. It has compelled...

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Letter to W. P. Andrew, Esq., on the Importance of the Euphratts Route. By Captain W. B. Selby. (W. H. Allen and Co ) —A very succinct and clear pamphlet, setting out the...

The Fine Arts Quarterly Review is like a coach-and-six with

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only one passenger, the sole difference between No. IV. and former numbers being that Mr. Hamerton has hero taken two places instead of ono. Under the somewhat tall title of...

The Story of Carey, Hardman, and Warc4 the Serampore Missionaries.

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By John Clark 31arshman. (Alexander Strahan and Co.)--A popular edition of a book which will not cease to be read so long as men admire the heroic devotion of a life to an...

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plain every word of the text which can need explanation,

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are commend- ably terse, and are placed at the bottom of the page in a form in which the eye can catch them in a moment. This is just what is wanted, and his preface on...

A Plea for Holy Scripture By the Rev. Thomas Griffith,

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A.M., Prebendary of St. Paul's. (Macmillan and Co.)—The author of this very able pamphlet shows conclusively that the Articles and Homilies teach that Holy Scripture contains...

Address at the Anniversary Meeting of the Royal Geographical Society.

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By Sir Roderick I. Murchison, President.—This address gives a most clear and interesting account of the progress of geography during the peat year. The most remarkable feat has...

Colonial Essays. Translated from the Dutch. (Sampson Low, Son, and

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Marston.)—If it were only as a specimen of modern Dutch literature, with which most of us are entirely unacquainted, these essays would be in- teresting. They are, however, of...

An Earnest Appeal to Evangelical Episcopalians. By Matthew Bridges, Esq.

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(Longman and Co.)—The author informs us that he was once an Evangelical, and that his brother, the Rev. Charles Bridges, is still a light of that party. Mr. Matthew Bridges has...

The Spirit of the Giant Mountains. By M. C. R.

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From the German. (Murray and Co.)—A charmingly written little volume in honour of Rubezahl, the Lord of the Mountains which separate Silesia from Bohemia and Moravia. The...

from straining after rhetoric than those of most Nonconformist minis-

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ters, and probably as a consequence have much more original thought in them. Without endorsing all Mr. Brown's views, he seems to us to have made an honest and vigorous effort...

A Grammar of Countmpoint. By John Hullah, Part I. (Longman

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and Co.)—An attempt to popularize the study of counterpoint by giving not merely the rules, but the principles on which they rest. At the same time the subject is treated with...

Missions Apostolic und Modern. By Frederick W. Briggs. (Hamilton, Adams,

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and Co.)—This book is really a commentary on the 13th and 14th chapters of the Acts of the Apostles,—the reference to modern missions being of a very cursory and unsatisfying...

Notes on Wild Flowers. By a Lady. (Rivingtons.)—The first of

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these volumes is in part founded on MSS. left by the late Professor Henslow of Cambridge, and is intended as introductory even to the text-books of botany. It is clear and well...

modern fashion, as essays. They put the religious view of

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life,—the unchangeableness of the human heart—very strongly as against the progress-of-mankind and advance-of-science theories. "Some people," says the author, with considerable...

Greek grammars were written at a time when the theory

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of language was imperfectly understood, and that the rules they lay down are con- sequently absurd. Ho would have the dead languages taught just in the same way as living...

Judas Maccabocus. An heroic poem in twelve books. By Edmund

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Peel. (Macmillan and Co.)—The mind of the author is evidently familiar with high and noble thoughts, and his verses are those of a man of cultivated and even severe taste. But...

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Bgreteme—On the 27th josh, in London, William Brig- ham, Esq., F./iC.S., of Brigham, Yorkshire, and Easley House, Lynam, Cheshire, ILI.P


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British and Garden Botany, by L. H. Grindon (Rout- ledge, Warne, & Co.)—.Arnold's Lulu:Verse Composition (Rivington & Co.)—Meditations on Christianity, by ht. Guizot (John...