10 SEPTEMBER 1859, Page 1

The dead season of politics has been enlivened in various

quarters of the United Kingdom with some sectional efferves- cenoeof fanaticism, very partial in their character, although to a °Alin extent wide in their geographical range. The "re- vivals" that have been going on for some weeks or months as a sort of summer manifesto in Ireland and Scotland, are really less remarkable than an attempt to introduce the same exhibitions into England ; the scene being the military neighbourhood of Woolwich, and the performance having taken place under the patronage of a clergyman in an official position. This so-called religious agitation presents the exact opposite to the still more sectional performances of St. George's-in-the-East, where a party emulating the pageantries of the Catholic Church has occasioned a local scandal, and amen upon itself the formal animadversion of Bishop Tait. If easy conclusion can be drawn from the oc- currence, it is, that tinder the existing constitution of the Church, the governing officers do not possess sufficient power to maintain order.