14 NOVEMBER 1863

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Mr. Villiers addressed his constituents on Monday, at Wolver- hampton,

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in a speech containing the strongest declaration of Northern opinion yet made by a member of the Cabinet. He compared the case of the South boldly to that of Ireland. Repeal was...


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T HE Emperor's speech, as the 21 1 oniteur anticipated, is re- echoing throughout Europe, but there spouses are scarcely such as Napoleon would desire. Russia has not replied,...

Alderman Rose has been for a year Lord Mayor of

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London ; but even that proud position, which Frenchmen think almost regal, has left him a disappointed man. He wanted to be a baronet, and as he and the City entertained the...

Mr. Lincoln has been tested as few governors have ever

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been tested, and though he may not always have risen fully to the level of a great emergency, he has seldom failed to display a noble im- partiality, a great firmness of...

The Poles have accepted the Emperor's speech as a promise

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of war in the spring, and the National Government is therefore about to redouble its efforts. Its presses have lately been seized, and in Warsaw the Russians have exacted their...

Lord Palmerston, who was enthusiastically received, had little to say

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at the Mansion House on Monday. He received, he said, not only the highest personal gratification from the Lord Mayor's splendid entertainments, but " acquaintances are formed...

The Emperor has followed up his speech by a letter

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to the crowned heads; to the Germanic Diet, and to the Swiss Re- public. The letter, which was first published at Frankfort, and then reprinted in the llioniteur, and is...

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The war appears to be costing the American Government about

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150,000,000/. a year ; at least, the official statement of the indebt- edness of the Union on 1st May, 1863, was 964,000,000 dollars, and is for 1st September 1,228,000;000...

The artist correspondent of the Illustrated London News, who seems

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to have been in the harbour of Kagoeima during the bom- bardment, supplies some additional information. According to him—though the sketch looks very much as if it had been...

There is but one important item in the American war

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news. General Sherman has effected his junction with the army of the Ten- nessee, and so enabled General Hooker to push across the river to the left bank, and drive the...

The Court-Martial on Colonel Crawley commences on the 17th inst.

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at Aldershot.

The King of Prussia opened his Parliament on November 9th

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in a speech of excessive length, which has been differently under- stood. Our interpretation will be found in another column, but we are bound to observe that the language of...

Mr. Walter made a good speech on Friday last at

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the annual meeting of the Berkshire auxiliary to the Propagation Society. He showed that the society had two objects—the extension of the Church in the Colonies and of...

On the 18th of October the German Radicals in the

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United States held a " Convention " at Cleveland, under the presidency of Dr. Greiner, of Newark. Thirty-one cities- and societies, among others, Washington, New York, St....

The King of the Greeks issued his first proclamation to

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his people on October the 30th. " He brought," he said, " to Greeee, neither experience nor wisdom, but he came 'With confidence and sincere devotion, and promised to devote his...

The late Mr. Gilbert, the well-known writer on the prin-

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ciples and practice of banking, seems to have resented the esteem with which the public regarded his services. He has actually bequeathed a sum of money to trustees to be...

The Independent Liberals are bitterly irritated with this act of

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inexcusable barbarism—so irritated that the occurrence may yet displace the Ministry. Mr. Cobden has addressed to the Mayor of Rochdale a letter which, though marked by a...

General Rosecranz has shown, like most of the displaced Northern

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leaders, but more than all of them, great magnanimity in his temporary disgrace. His speeches at Cincinnati on the 27th October betray no spark of spite against his Government,...

The Republicans have gained the New York State elections by

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a majority estimated at from 15,000 to 20,000 votes, and even in the city the Democrats are said to have lost 10,000 votes as com- pared with last year. That disreputable party...

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During the greater portion of the week the markets for

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home, foreign, and railway securities have been greatly depressed. Yesterday, however, a better tone generally prevailed, and the quotations improved. In the Foreign House the...

The latest rumours from Mexico do not sound pleasantly to

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French ears. It is affirmed that the provinces are rising fast to . support Juarez, that he has gathered an army of 27,000 men, that the French are threatened on all sides with...

The name of Mr. Church has been freely mentioned as

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one on whom the choice of the Crown may fitly fall to replace Dean Stanley in the chair of Ecclesiastical History at Oxford. A better appointment could not be made. Mr. Church...

The Directors of the Bank of England have made no

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further change in their minimum. price for money ; but, in Paris ; they quotation has been advanced to 7 per cent. The return of the Bank of France is very unfavourable. It...

Dr. Trench has been raised from the Deanery of Westminster

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to the Archbishopric of Dublin, and Dr. Stanley is to succeed him in the Deanery. Both appointments are as good as the case admitted, and, with regard to the latter, the case...

Our correspondent in New York has been called away to

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Canada by an urgent private engagement, but his letters will pro- bably be resumed next week.

Dr. Baylee, of St. Aidan's College, Birkenhead, we understand, denies

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entirely the truth of the Venerable Archdeacon Allen's charges against him, which we recorded last week, and says they are not the first false charges the Venerable Archdeacon...

Consols, which left off this day week at 92i to

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1 for transfer, closed yesterday afternoon at 92k, 1 for money, and 911,1, ex div for account. The following table shows the week's changes in the value of Foreign Securities...

The Bishop of Oxford opened on Thursday his triennial visita-

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tion of his diocese in Aylesbury, and delivered a charge which has only the defect of charging a good many different ways at once. The clergy were not to be uncharitable to...

Sir David Brewster said last week, in his great address

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to the Edinburgh University, that Scotch Christianity appeals not to the imagination but the judgment. If he had said to the "day of Judgment," he would have been nearer the...

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W E have shown how utterly inconceivable it is that the Princes of Europe, or their plenipotentiaries, should flock together at the instance of the Emperor, bent on opening...


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THE EMPEROR'S VISION. E UROPE will, it is clear, reject the Imperial call to Council. The magnificent vision expounded last week to the Legislative bodies of France, and this...

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of Commons' committee-room are very often comic, but the comedy does not often survive the processes of reporting. The reporters being officials are just a thought too...

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O N the brightest of autumn days the King of Prussia met his new Parliament in the White Hall of the Royal Palace, and addressed it in words which Europe weighs and scrutinizes...

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M R. NEATE, the new member for Oxford, is in some re- spects a remarkable man—at least, he has made a some- what remarkable speech. A former Professor of the University, and a...

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N OTHING, after all, is so remarkable in the pitiless and scien- tific murder with which London has been startled this week, as the great skill which has been tasked and baffled...

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EIROM the days when the " Arabian Nights" were related in- I. stead of read—how long ago it seems, yet it is not a thousand years !—didactic people have been accustomed to...

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W E are again among Norman magnates, men of the blue blood, descendants of those who really conquered the land, and then stood forward for successive ages in the front rank of...

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November 12th, 1863. THE " Emperor's Speech " has, for the last eight days, been so thoroughly sifted and discussed in every European periodical, that it would ill behove me to...

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MR. FROUDE ON QUEEN ELIZABETH.* lime commencing the reign of Queen Elizabeth Mr. Froude has entered upon the most important as well as the most interesting portion of his work,...


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To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR." Stn,—I am much obliged by your courtmy in sending me proofs of " J. O.'s." letter. I never undertook to refute his story. I said it was...


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To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR." SIR,—My friend Mr. Thomas Hughes has forwarded to me here a criticism which he published in your impression of the 31st October, upon a paper...

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Tilts book is by an anonymous author, and the preface, by a different hand, is also anonymous ; but as we happen to know the writer of the preface well, and know him to be a man...

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THERE is no subject of every-day domestic interest on which the English popular mind is so strangely behind the age as on that of the vine and its produce. Prejudices of all...

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ALTHOUGH the study of philology and of critical scholarship has made such huge strides forward within the last thirty or forty years, still it may be doubted whether there has...


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Meteorographica. By Francis Galton, F.R.S. (Macmillan and Co.)— Admiral Fitzroy has made meteorology a fact; but it has, perhaps, hardly as yet attained to the dignity of a...

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A Ramble through North Wales. By Damon. (Hamilton, Adams, and

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Co.)—This would be a very agreeable and sensible little book if there were less wit and less fine writing. During the first half of his tour the author was accompanied by a...

Prize Essays on Physical Education. (Longman and Co.) — The Athletic Society

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of Liverpool held its "second annual great inter- national Olympic festival " at the Mount Vernon Parade-Ground, on Saturday, June 13, 1863, where, before flat races, and hurdle...

Letters from the Crimea. (Emily Faithfull.)--Theso are letters written by

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a rifleman, who was killed at the last unsuocessful assault of the Redan, to his relatives at home. They add nothing to our know- ledge of the incidents of the siege, but they...

Alcohol versus Teetotalism. (Longman and Co.)—The second and third chapters

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of this book contain a very plain reaunut of the argument in favour of alcohol as a substitute for food, for it seems it is not food properly so called. The writer contends that...

A Class Book of Scripture History. By the Rev. Robert

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Domaus, the influence of any theological school, fit for home study or class read- ing, intelligible to persons ignorant of the classics, and as ho could not find those...