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Mr. Lindsay, in a letter to the Times, affirms that

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Mr. Roebuck's report of his conversation with the Emperor was sub- stantially correct. Notes were made of the interview, and will, it is said, he produced in the House of...

The New York journals attack the Pennsylvanians for their cpathy

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in meetine ° General Lee's cavalry raid. The Governor has called out 50,000 volunteers, who do not appear to arrive, New Jersey has recalled her contingent, and Illinois...

On Thursday night Lard Palmerston moved the second reading of

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the Bill for providine ° the expenses of the fortifi- cations. Sir F. Smith moved, as an amendment, that no further expenditure should be incurred on any but the more advanced...

The Federals have had one little piece of success which

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has been a bitter disappointment to the South. The success, a Confederate iron-clad, which has long been preparing, and was to do wonderful things, came out of Savannah on the...


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G ENERAL HOOKER has been removed, at his own request, from the command of the army of the Potomac. He has been succeeded by General Meade, a West Point man, unconnected with any...

No answer to the despatch on the Six Points has

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yet heca received from Russia, and a demi-official announcement warns the public that the rumours of a conciliatory reply rest as yet upon no foundation. The Russian Government...

The Indian Government offers to the holders of the £5,000,000

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of debentures due in October and the £3,000,000 of debentures due in April, 1862, the option of a 4 per cent. stock, irredeemable for twenty-five years.

A French serjeant, writing from Mexico to his friends, calls

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the graveyard at Orizaba noire jardin d'acelimatation.

The revolution in Madagascar, described in another column, seems to

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have excited the Anglophobia always latent in France. The people fancy that Radama the Second, a half- savage drunkard, was their especial friend, and the papers insinuate that...

THE CLEAT GOVERNING FAMILIE3 OF ENGLAND.—NEw Fusrustr..-21. .1eature of some

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interest will appear in the Spam-a-roe, and be continued, either weekly 'or at short intervals, giving on Account of the Great Governing Nana, s of Engload, Comfy by County. in...

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TheNational Rifle Association has been at work at Wim- bledon

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all the week, with clear and bright, though terribly hot weather. The contest among the public schools ended for the first time in the victory of Eton ; but the matches between,...

The Commission appointed to examine into the employment of children

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report, among other matters, that the practice of using boys to sweep chimneys still continues. Some two- thousand boys are so used, though the practice is forbidden by law, and...

Mr. James Spence has fallen into discredit in the Confe-

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derate States for promising on their behalf that the independ- ence of the South should issue in the destruction of slavery. The Richmond Enquirer, like the Richmond Examiner,...

Another totally useless China debate. On Monday night Lord Naas,

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in a most exhaustive but dreadfully dry speech, recapitulated the history of our recent connection with China, and pointed out that we were trying to secure the government of...

The Privy Council have decided, in the case of the

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Rev. William Long, of the diocese of Cape Town, that no colonial clergyman who swears obedience to his Bishop is understood to owe that obedience in anything which might not be...

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The British Government is the most unsuccessful architect in the

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world. Its buildings are always either mean, like the National Gallery, or too small, like the British Museum, or completed at extravagant cost, like the Houses of Parliament....

The Hon. George Augustus Hamilton Chichester, heir- presumptive to the

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Marquisate of Donegal, has this week appeared in the Divorce Court for the third time. He was co-respondent in the ease of "Lloyd v. Lloyd and Chichester," and then in that of...

On Friday night, last week, Mr. Caird produced the great

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Manchester grievance—Sir Charles Wood's neglect of all means for increasing the Indian cotton supply, and moved for a com- mission of inquiry. He was supported by Mr. Cobden,...

The report of the Commission employed to examine into the

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health of the Indian Army shows a most wretched state of affairs. Every regiment of 1,000 men loses by diseese a company every twenty months, or its entire strength in every...

Disturbances among the troops are reported from Athcns. A body

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of troops there stationed, instigated, apparently, by the l Republican party, broke out on the 4th of July, and attacked the Bank of Athens. They were repulsed, but not till...

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Suffolk seems to be just now the chosen place of

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ecclesias- tical oddities. "Brother Ignatius," of Claydon, announces that he is not going to Scotland, but intends to found a sort of monastic school, to be superintended by his...

The House of Lords have compelled the Government to produce

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the charges which they had so unfairly insinu- ated against the two Ionian judges, whom, contrary to almost all precedent, they removed from the Supreme Council of Justice,...

The Penal Servitude Commission has reported (except on the subject

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of transportation) arguments and conclusions very similar to those reported by the Social Science Association some months since, and the report will give a great impulse to the...

The expedition from Galicia into the Volhynian frontier has failed.

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General Wysocki, aided by the Austro-Polish proprietors, succeeded in getting two thousand men over the frontier in two bodies, one under his own command and the other under...

We have a curious incident from the Mississippi army, illus-

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trating the feeling and attitude of the negroes. Captain Dwight, one of four brothers serving in the Northern army, in riding from his own camp to that of his brother, General...

Yesterday week, too late for our last impression, Lord Russell

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presented to the House of Lords the petition from 106 Oxford Fellows, Tutors, and Heads of Houses against requir- ing Masters of Arts to subscribe the Articles and the Thirty-...

Fifteen months ago—on 30th March, 1862--a little girl named Elizabeth

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Hunter, seven years old, living in Ward's place, Islington, suddenly disappeared. The child's sister, aged twelve, says that a man took hold of her hand, saying, "Will you take...

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THE ROOT OF THE KENSINGTON JOB. P EERS, and more especially political peers, and most espe- cially political peers with an ecclesiastical turn of mind, should never cry in...

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EUROPE AND POLAND IN 1815 AND 1863. T HE very remarkable

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record of secret negotiations concern- ing Poland in 1814 and 1815 just presented to Parlia- ment, reveals a very curious resemblance and a still more remarkable change, in the...

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T HE Times of Thursday, July 2nd, astonished and alarmed all who had any familiarity with the methods adopted in the treatment of convicts in England and Ireland by a vehement...

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T HE new proprietors of the North Pole seem to entertain the Asiatic idea that bigness is the equivalent of grandeur. When an ancient Rabbi wanted to raise the Hebrew conception...

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I N this country privacy is almost impossible. Somehow or other everything gets divulged, and people who either want to do good or do evil in private must go to some land -...

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T HE hour of the British Exodus is at hand. The Cabinet Councils probably discuss nothing but the comparative merits of the Trafalgar and the Crown and Sceptre; the Law Courts...

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NGLAND is governed in times of excitement by its paoplc; 1. 1 .4 in quiet times by its property. That is, we believe, a true as well as a brief description of that "...

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T HE revolution in Madagascar, in spite of the bizarre incidents which preceded and attended it, derives all its importance from the interest it has excited in France. The...


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I T is a fact that fire-engines have become more fashionable than knights. Last week there was a tournament of steam fire- extinguishers at the Crystal Palace, and this week...

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[FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] .Tune 9, 1863. IT is of no earthly use whatever to indulge in self-delusions, especially in political questions ; sober truth remains...

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To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR." New York, June 21st, 1863. SIR,-1[11 the Spectator of May 30th, in the first leading article, you say, "it is no doubt shocking to English...

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To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR." Sin,—In commenting last week upon a letter recently addressed to the l'intesby " A West Londoner," describing the objectionable manner in...

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I int art s.

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THE OLD WATER.COLOUR SOCIETY. No apology is needed for drawing attention to the exhibition of pictures at the Old Water-Colour Gallery, even at this some- what late period of...

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Madame Ristori drew a crowded audience to the Brighton Theatre

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on Thursday last, when she acted the part of Medea ; and although the great actress could not feel at home on that narrow stage, she succeeded more than once in rousing a some-...


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Yes ; with silver dashing Of a show'r just shed, On the gloomy beech-tree, Wet were leaves o'er head. Wet were all the roses On the garden wire, Wet were all the corn-fields'...

Music ait tc !MM.

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Tan punctual arrival of tire hot weather together with the dog- days has unquestionably precipitated the close of the season. Mr. Mapleson's optional ten additional nights of...

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THE ROMAN POETS OF THE REPUBLIC.* THE ROMAN POETS OF THE REPUBLIC.* To many of those who see the title of this book for the first time, it will appear an entirely new idea that...

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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES.* ABLE talkativeness is, we think, the phrase which

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most exactly describes the specialty of Mr. Senior's style when not cross- examining statesmen. Then, as in his book on Greene, the talkativeness disappears, and only a...

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THIS is a kind of baby "Strange Story,"—like it in style, method, theme, philosophical pretension, ostentation of pro- found analysis, everything but bulk, in which it is...

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the two volumes which are now before us, having spent some time, during the latter part of last year, in the Con- federate States, have alike arrived at the not unnatural...

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MR. SAUNDERS still fails to do himself justice. His new collec- tion of tales,—for Martin Pole is a mere screen on which to hang sketches,--s marked by all the faults which...

THE TAEPING REBELLION.* TRUSTWORTHY information concerning China, at all times

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interesting, has now a special value. Opinions differ widely as to the course that should be taken by England, * Th! Taeging Rebellion : a Narrative of its Rise and Progress....

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NOT long ago, Mr. Thurston Thompson produced a collection of photographs from the original drawings of Turner's Libel- Sta- tlioriem in the South Kensington Museum. In the...


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Recollections of Mrs. Anderson's School. By Jane Winnard Hooper.. Second edition. (Virtue and Co.)—This is a simple and straightfor- ward narrative of life at an old-fashioned...

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The Evangelic Theory. (Tresidder.)—We confess to not having been able

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to arrive at any definite idea of the precise object aimed at by the author of this small volume. He declares himself an adherent of 'Christianity as opposed to Theism, to...

Memorable Events in the Life of a London Physician. (Virtue.)—

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' This volume does not consist, as its title might naturally lead the reader to suppose, of a collection of narratives drawn from the experiences of a London doctor, after the...

Natural Phenomena, the Genetic Record, and the Sciences. By Alexander

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M'Donald.—(Longmans).—This is really a portentous little book. Mr. DI'Donald, its author, appears to believe in the accuracy of the Mosaic account of the Creation, and his...

account of its author's early life, which seems to have

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been principally spent in a wood, where he was fortunate enough to meet with a friend who turned out to be a man after his own heart, with whom he was wont to discuss topics of...

The Principal Baths of Germany, etc. By Edwin Lee, M.D.

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Fourth Edition. (Churchill.)—This is a new and enlarged edition of a portion of Dr. Lee's well-known treatise on the mineral waters of the Continent, of which we have already...

The Nullity of Metaphysics as a Science among the Sciences.

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(Longmans.)—The object of this clever little volume is to establish the position that metaphysics have no claim to be regarded as a science. A science which never deals with...

The History of Ireland. By Townsend Young, LL.D. (Dublin :

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M'Glashan and Gill.)—This is a very creditable little compendium of Irish history, designed for the use of schools, and distinguished by as small a display of party spirit as...

The In - door Gardener. By Miss Dialing, author of "In-door Plants."

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(Longmans.)—This prettily got up volume contains a clear and copious code of instructions for the in-door cultivation of plants, adapted to gardeners of all resources, from...

doctrine of the eternal damnation of the vast majority of

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the human race, and endeavours to show that its adoption is not, as is generally supposed, a necessary consequence of belief in the Bible. Without venturing to commit himself to...

Yesterday and To - Day. By Cyrus Redding. Three vols. (Newby.) —The

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announcement of this work as a sequel to Mr. Redding's "Fifty Years' Recollections, Literary and Personal," appears to us to involve a certain misconception, either of the...

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Continental Excursions. Cautions for the First Tour. By Viator Fenix,

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M.A., M.R.I. (Ridgway.)-The object of this pamphlet is to warn all gentlemen who may be intending to travel on the Continent with ladies, of "the annoyances, shortcomings,...

The Apostle of the Alps. By the Author of "Moravian

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Life in the Black Forest." (Hall and Co.)-This story, which is, we imagine, designed principally for young readers, is a pleasantly-written version pf the building of the...

Sketches of Ancient History to the Death of Augustus. By

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James Murray, Author of "French Finance under Louis XV." (Day.)-The object of this volume is not to furnish a manual or book of reference, but to give such an arrangement of the...

Moses, the Man of God. (F. Algar.)-This is a rather

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formidable- looking poem in blank verse, preceded by a longish introduction in the Spenserian stanza, the object both of poem and introduction being the glorification of Moses....


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The Word of God and the Ground of Faith, by the Lord Bishop of London (John Murray).-A Modern French Grammar, by Leon Contanseau (Lougmans).-The Grave Lesson-Book, by Charles...

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LOWDON : tiled by Joe!: CANPDELL, of No. 1 Wellington street, in the Precinct of the Savoy, Strand, in the County of Middlesex, at No. 18 Exeter street, Strand, and Published by...

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