7 APRIL 1866

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The Volunteer Review came off as usual on Easter Monday.

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Brighton was again selected, the review was attended by the Prince and Princess of Wales, and the number of citizen soldiers on the ground exceeded 20,000. The most noteworthy...

The situation in Germany continues with little alteration. On March

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24th, Count von Bismark addressed a note to the minor German States accusing Austria of menaces, declaring that a reform of the Confederation was essential, and asking each...

Mr. Goschen's speech was a very good one against the

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Reform Bill, but he appears to have supposed that it was a speech in its favour. He hitt down the very sound doctrine that we ought not to make represehtation a mere means to...

The ex-Queen of the French was buried on Tuesday, in

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the Roman Catholic Chapel at Weybridge. The mournful ceremony was attended by the King of the Belgians and the Prince of Wales, by some of the most illustrious adherents of the...

Sixty electors of Caine, more than a third of the

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constituency of that village, have addressed a letter to Mr. Lowe severely re- buking him for "running from his allegiance to the Liberal cause on a vital point," and for "the...


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rpHE "Liberal Legislation Society" of South Lancashire gave a grand banquet to the Chancellor of the Exchequer at Liverpool, on Thursday evening. Mr. Gladstone's reception was...

The Queen, finding that Mr. Peabody could not as an

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American citizen accept either a Baronetcy or a G.C.B., which she offered, wrote him an autograph letter, dated Windsor, March 28th, to express her gratitude, or rather, as...

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A great West Riding meeting was held in Leeds, in

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the Cloth Hall Yard, on Tuesday afternoon, in favour of the Reform Bill, presided over by Lord Houghton. The noble chairman, amidst some excellent remarks to the "would-be...

The Times publishes a somewhat startling letter from Moldo- Wallachia.

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The writer, who evidently knows his subject, affirms that the people of the Principalities are quite determined to have a foreign prince for their sovereign, and- if the...

Mr. Bright has made three speeches this week at Rochdale,

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one to Sunday school-teachers and two on Reform. His speech to Sunday-school teachers was frank, manly, and noble in tone. He did not feel ashamed of his work, and, hearty as...

The French papers affirm that under a Convention concluded between

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France and Mexico, the French troops are to be with- drawn in three detachments, the last of which will leave in November, 1867. New financial arrangements are to be made, the...

St. Patrick's Day passed off in the United States without

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any demonstration against Canada, and General Sweeny now says he does net know where he shall strikedrat. lisaffetiorance is shared by all other Fenians, and it is probable...

• Sheffit i ld had its little meeting, too, at which Mr.

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Roebuck of course engaged very fiercely some invisible slanderer, who appears, If any such there be, to have intimated that Mr. Roebuck had turned his back upon Reform, but was...

In Edinburgh, Mr. bilLaren and the Lord Advocate praised the

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Bill, and were praised by their constituents in return, the Lord Advocate asserting that the Constitution does not enfranchise "classes," but only "men," and deprecating the...

Various other meetings of less moment have been held in

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favour of the Reform Bill. In Lambeth Mr. Doulton criticized the Bill very freely, and was freely criticized in turn ; only Mr. Hughes's influence gained him a hearing as his...

A pamphlet has appeared this week in Paris ; which, though

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not official, is probably issued with the intention of accustoming French minds to regard an affiance between- Paris and Berlin. as at all events possible. The writer contends....

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The Consol market has been firmer during the week, and

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prices have improved- The closing quotations on Saturday last were 861, for money, and 861, for account. Yesterday the latest official prices were :—For transfer, 861, ; for...

Rev. John Keble, some time Oxford Professor of Poetry, the

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author of The Christi= Year—a book which went through eighty editions in half as many years—and of other inferior volumes of religious poetry, and one of the leaders of the...

The closing prices of the leading British Railways yesterday and

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on Friday week were as follows :— Thursday, Marsh 23. Friday, April G. Great Eastern .. .. .. •• • . 43 40} Great Northern .. ... .. ... 112} ... 123 Great Western.. .....

Mr. Bright's speech on laying the foundation-stone of the new

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Rochdale Town Hall was a mere panegyric on the municipal elections of this country, by way of suggesting the inference that the electoral franchise for Parliameutary purposes...

Yesterday and on. Thursday week the leading Foreign Securi- ties

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left off at the annexed quotations :— Yesterday and on. Thursday week the leading Foreign Securi- ties left off at the annexed quotations :— Thursday, March 23. Friday, Apel...

A dangerous hoax was playel off on the fat April.

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About 300 tickets were sold, for a penny each, signed " Wildboar," purPorting to admit people to the Zoological Gardens on Sunday, and pro- mising that all the beasts should...

Dr. Westland Marston has brought out a new comedy called

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the Favorite of Fortune, at the Haymarket, of which some of the dramatic critics speak with rapture. It seems to us a rather laboured performance, in which the points are far...

The prospectus of the London and Paris Freehold Estates Company

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(Limited), has appeared. The object of this undertaking is to purchase freehold property in England and France, and to erect buildings on eligible sites. The directors propose...

One Edward Owen Greening, of Manchester, is, it seems, cir-

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-culating a lithographed letter suggesting that the leading Reform Associations should form a National Union, declare the 12th April a national holiday, run cheap excursion...

The tailors strike in London has ended in a partial

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victory foi the men. They have given way on minor points, but the masters have conceded an additional penny an. hour, or say five shillings a week. For the past six months, we...

A terrible affair has occurred. at Barletta, in the Marches,

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which we ought to have noticed last week, but disbelieved. The priests there have for some time past been stirring up the people against the Protestants, and on March 19 induced...

A case of some importance was tried at Kingston OD.

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Tuesday, 'before Lord. Chief Justice Erle. Dr. G. L. Strauss, it appears, published a novel called the Old Ledger, which the Athenzum de- scribed as exceedingly bad, inane,...

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T HE members of the Government are of course very natu- rally annoyed that any Liberal should at once pretend to wish earnestly for a real enfranchisement of the working class,,...


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MR. GLADSTONE AT LIVERPOOL. M R. GLADSTONE'S speech at the Liverpool banquet was a good blow well struck at Mr. Lowe, and a very fair answer to those who desire to resist...

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THE news of the week from Germany is, if anything, a i til: Tlhaile more pacific. It is true that the text of the order placing the Army on a war footing has appeared in the...

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T HE revelationsmade before the Nottingham Committee will not, we trust, be lost upon the country. The ver- dict has not been pronounced, and there are some witnesses yet to be...

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I N this country we have got pretty well tied of Fenianism, its origin, its symptoms, and its ture. Everybody has discussed it until the gloss has been quite worn off the sub-...

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AIR. CARLYLE, though now, as he tells the students of AL Edinburgh, in his seventieth year, shows us all the radical boyishness of his great genius as completely unimpaired by...

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T ""-Sty-lea" were invented in bright climates and before smoke was. They are therefore unsuited to London, which was built under. a climate originally grey and cold, and has...

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T UE Boyles, who are now represented in the Peerage by the united Earldoms of Cork and Orrery and by the Earldom of Shannon, have played a considerable part in history, not only...

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[FRO31 OUR SPECIAL CORRESrONDENT.] New York, March 16, 1866. Jr to fill a large space in the eye of the world is an aspiration of the Irish heart, his present importance must...

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LANCASHIRE POETS.* This is an age of plentiful verse-making, of one or two really great poets, but not of popular poetry. And by popular poetry we do not mean poetry written...

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STEVENSON'ff ELT2ABETHAN STATE PAPERS.v 'THE first volume of this calendar

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of foreign State papers covered only a twelvemonth, and the present covers only seven months of the reign of Elizabeth, viz., from October, 1559 (soon after the death of HenrilL...

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ever quarrelled with Sir Walter Scott for an ana- chronism in Quentin Durward. There is no reason why we should not ask for accuracy from Professor Kingsley. A historical -...

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WEIGHED down by the heavy shackles imposed by the Imperial re- gime, French newspapers can hardly be considered as the true repre- sentatives of French thought, as the unerring...

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MR. LEWIN makes his Fasti extend from B.C. 70 to A.D. 70. There can be little question about the propriety of terminating them at the latter date, for the destruction of...

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The Cattle Plague.. With Official Reports of the International Veteri-

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nary Congresses held in Huniburyh, 1863, and in Vienna,18G5. By John Gamgee. (Bardwioke.)—This balky volume contains every kind of in- formation with regard to the cattle plague...


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.The Sixth Work, or the Charity of Moral Effort. By S. Meredith. (Jackson, Walford, and Hodder.)—Mrs. Meredith .finds six duties pre- .The Sixth Work, or the Charity of Moral...

The Judgment Books. By Alexander Macleod, D.D. (Edinburgh:

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Elliot.)—The author of this volume, who must be distinguished from Dr. Norman Macleod of - Good Words, -writes with a good deal of power, but in a narrow spirit -which reminds...

Imperial Gazetteer is worthy of this reputation. It is, with

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the "Atlas," to consist of thirty parts, price two-and-sixpence each ; and the articles are to comprise "topographical designations down to Villages and hamlets ; natural...

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Poems, Pastorals, and Songs. By Francis Alexander Mackay. (Ful- .1arton.)—This

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is positively too bad. In these days of education it is- not allowable to print-such verses as these :— " 'Tis Easter—the blue sky breaks, the fresh wind Through the casement...

Where Shall We Get Meat? or, the Food Supplies of

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Western Europe.

Our Reptiles. By M. C. Cooke. With original figures of

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every species and numerous woodcuts. (Hardwicke.)—This is one of Mr. Hardwieke's pleasant little volumes of popular natural history. The author makes no pretensions to...

The Quadrilateral (Saunders and Otley.)—Three gentlemen have combined their efforts

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to produce this small volume of verses, whicla they dedicate to a friend. Thus a quadrilateral is formed, which see suppose is to stand four square to all the winds of criticism...