10 OCTOBER 1863

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The Crown Prince and Princess of Prussia have arrived in

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England for a " lengthened stay," or, in less diplomatic lan- guage, are temporarily banished. The King appears deter- mined to pursue his policy of disregarding the...


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T HE event of the week has been a harmless -but widely-felt earthquake, which shot across the island from west to east at 3.20 a.m. on Tuesday morning, wakening a considerable...

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Of course, all the scared Britons at once confided their

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sen- sations and those of their wives and children to the Times, which--opened wide its columns to receive them, printing on Wednesday and Thursday fifty-three personal letters,...

Little intelligence has been received from Poland this week. There

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are rumours that the Three Powers intend to announce that the Treaty of Vienna is at an end, but they are onlyrumours, greatly despised by General Berg, whose last act has been...


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interest now appears in the SPECTATOR, and will be continued, either weekly or at short intereals,gicing an Account of the Great Governing Families of England in Bel dion to...

Archbishop Whately died on Thursday. He was a good representative

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of a school of theology now certainly not in the ascendant, which we may call the Hard Church. His mind was strong, genuinely liberal, masculine, shrewd, didac- tic—not very...

Another seat lost to the Liberals! Mr. Arthur Peel has

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been beaten at Coventry by Mr. Treherue, the Conservative candidate, by a vote of 2,263 to 2,129. The election is very discreditable to the borough, Mr. Treherne being in the...

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Madame Schwartz, an Anglo-Swiss, living in Rome, smocked at the

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cruelty to animals habitual amono. Southern races, translated a little tract on the subject into Italian. She submitted it to the censor, who returned this reply The little work...

The intelligence of the week from America adds little to

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our knowledge of facts. The extent of General Rosecranz's defeat is explained, as appears in another column ; but the moot points whether General Burnside can reach Chattanooga,...

Loyally can be very troublesome sometimes. The Prince and Princess

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of Wales and the King of' the Greeks visited the Adelphi on Wednesday, to see the American actress, Miss Bateman, who is playing the part of Leah. They were regu- larly mobbed,...

The year 1862 was rather a good one for the

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underwriters, only 1,827 wrecks having occurred, with a loss of 690 lives. Of these wrecks no less- than 700 were colliers employed between Newcastle and the Thames, the ships...

We regret to notice the death, at Florence, of Mrs.

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Frances Trollope, the novelist, at the age of 84. ThougIt'she began writing nearly forty years since, her works still sell, and, with some exceptions, deserve their popularity....

Paris has been greatly interested in a balloon ascent. M.

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Nader thinks he has discovered a plan for an ceromotive, and in order to raise the funds for his experiment he intends to give two ascents in a giant balloon. The first came off...

The Mexican Deputation offered the Imperial Crown to the Archduke

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Maximilian on the 3rd inst., with some graceful words abort the memories attaching to the ancient rule of his House. The Archduke replied in a singularly guarded speech. He was...

The cottage movement is scarcely begun in England, and experiments

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like those of Messrs. Rayner, near Lynn, where they have built six-roomed cottages at 1251. a piece, will not do much to advance it. A Count de Madre, in Paris, has, however,...

A project has been started in the City of a

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somewhat novel character, viz., to lend money to Bengalee holders of land. It is called the Indian Land Bank, with Mr. Laing for managing director, and its idea is to borrow...

The Ionian Parliament has voted the annexation of the Septinsular

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Republic to Greece. As the members lose in allowances, officials in salaries, merchants in trade, the peo- ple in wages, and all classes in protection abroad, the vote is a...

The German Diet resolved in its sitting of the 1st

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of October that the Government of Denmark had not fulfilled its federal obligations in Holstein-Lauenburg, that federal execution must be enforced, and that Austria, Prussia,...

The Registrar-General of Ireland has published the returns that "

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Officials who have taken the oath to be submissive I of the acreage under cultivation in Ireland "during the pre- sent year." The account was taken in June after planting, but...

The Queen has announced her intention to be present at

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the uncovering of Prince Albert's statue in Aberdeen. The ceremonial has been postponed to Tuesday next. This is the first appearance of her Majesty in public since her hus-...

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Pauperism in Lancashire is still declining at the rate of

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1,500 a week ; but the men employed on public works com- plain that they do not earn enough. They cannot, of course, expect the wages of prosperous times ' • but when set to...

M. Re ville, whose eloquent sermon at Dieppe was noticed

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by our Long Vacation Correspondent, "Vacuus Viator," three weeks ago, writes us a very courteous letter to offer three explanations. The first is as to the spelling of his name,...

Two more strenuously misleading writers than the Times correspondent at

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New York, and Mr. James Spence, its Con- federate correspondent in Liverpool, were never employed on that able journal, which usually recognizes the wish of the public to know...

Lord Brougham and Mr. Lindsay, M.P., have both spoken on

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the American question,—Mr. Lindsay at an agricultural meeting in Middlesex yesterday week,—Lord Brougham in his inaugural discourse at the Social Science meeting at Edin- burgh...

Mr. Spence is not much more accurate. In a letter

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to yesterday's Times he enumerates n11 the great battles of the war to show that the Confederates have won seven decisively, drawn an eighth, and only once been defeated. His...

A curious mail-bag robbery took place recently in York- shire.

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The postma ster of South Cave, after leaving the office unguarded for—as he says—only a few moments, on his return, found the mail-bag gone. It was afterwards found, minus a...

Consols are at 924 93 for money, and at 93*

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93+ for the Account. India Stock is 224. Enfaced 5 per Cents, 108. Mexi- cans are at 42 42g. Greeks are at 33} 34i. Spanish Passives are at 34 34i. A new bank has been started,...

On Monday the Rev. H. W. Beecher made a speech

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at Glasgow which might match iu taste the effusion of Mr. Lindsay, though it was, of course, on the other side. lie stated that wine was early regarded as a nuisance by himself...

Mr. Spence makes another misstatement, which, among so many, it

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is, perhaps, scarcely worth while to expose. Ile says, " There is no evidence, nor is there any probability, that troops had been sent to General Bragg from any" of the other...

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THE DANISH DANGER. T HAT the end cannot justify the means is sound morality ; but, then, can the means ever be held to justify the end? We may not do evil that good may come ;...

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"REGISTER, REGISTER, REGISTER." P ROBABLY the General of an army never

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quite appre- ciates the sacrifices which his soldiers make for him. When he declares that he must have that bridge or that bat- tery, he knows that, however great the sacrifice...


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A NOTHER swing of the pendulum. Even now, after two years of expectations always deceived, the public scarcely perceives that the American struggle is not a more ordinary war,...

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not then a party chief 111 but a political novelist, busily engaged in outlining rather- warm love scenes and pillaging the Political Register for original thoughts, offered a...

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k NGLO.INDIANS have for some time been expecting bad news from India. Five consecutive years is, if we may judge by the history of the century, a great deal too long a cycle of...

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" L ORD BROUGHAM," once said an acute reviewer, " has enough of misanthropy to be a philanthropist ;" and if we supplement this ingenious observation by the remark that he has...

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E seem to have narrowly escaped, if we have even yet completely escaped, a direct trial of our national courage, fortitude, and faith, not unlike that of which we wrote last...

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A RE there no magistrates in the Tower Hamlets ?—because, if there are, they are very grievously neglecting their duty. Their business at this moment is to earn the "position"...

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THE BENTINCKS.—SINCE THE REVOLUTION. the second Earl, was a widely

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different person from jj his father. A man of so sweet a disposition that it is said all were at ease around him, he had neither his father's bad manners nor his unerring...

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[FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] New York, September 26, 1863. GENERAL ROSECRANZ has received a severe check on his south- ward progress. He has been compelled to retreat from...

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To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR." Tar my run this year I have, as usual, made such inquiries as I could about the most important of all questions—the condition of the people....

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MR. CLOUGH'S POEMS. NEW EDITION.* IT is creditable to English taste and culture that these fine poems, in spite of much ignorant, and some unexpectedly ignorant, criticism, have...


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THE only two noteworthy theatrical events of the past fortnight followed in most rapid succession. Mr. Webster, after closing the Adelphi with a speech in which he assured the...

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volumes of the " Annals " of this century's. wars Sir Edward Cost had tracked Napoleon to the summit of his power and glory, and had sketched the faint, but signideent...

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STORIES OF MONOMANIA.* Tuts is a remarkable book. Imaginative power

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is apt, in general, to misrepresent life in one almost invariable direction. Whether it deal with the play of character, or the force of passion, or the pathos of sentiment, it...

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Iv is not, perhaps, difficult to understand why these Essays have passed through thirty editions, or why the thirtieth has been included in a series which contains nothing that...

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THERE is a story that one of the brothers Grimm once received a visit from a little girl who inquired if his name was Grimm, and if he had written the German Fairy 'rules, and,...

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The New Review. September, 1863. (Hodges, Smith, and Co., Dublin.)—Our

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contemporary has now reached its fifth number. Tho political article is a careful review of the session of 1863, but written in a temper which we cannot but think little...

The Alpine Journal. September, 1863. Edited by H. B. George,

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M.A., Fellow of New College, Oxon. (Longman and Co,)—The third number of this magazine contains five average papers, four devoted to the Alps and one to the Pyrenees. We confess...


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Thoughts on Population and the Means of Comfortable Subsistence. By Agrestis. (Longman and Co.)—We have little hope that writers of the calibre of this gentleman will ever be...

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Dismissal of the Ionian Judges. A Letter to the Right

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Hon. Lord Stanley, M.P. By Franklin Lushington, late member of the Supreme Council of Justice in the Ionian Islands. (Macmillan and Co.)—A kindly defence of two old colleagues,...

The Word of God and the Ground of Faith. Six

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Discourses by the Bishop of London. (Murray.)—The Bishop has endeavoured to make, and completely succeeded in making, these sermons " as little as possible controversial." But...