22 AUGUST 1863

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T HE Emperor of Austria arrived at Frankfort on Monday, and by Tuesday every Prince now reigning in Germany, except the Lord of Lippe, the King of Denmark, and the King of...

The latest telegram from America brings a rumour that General

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Meade has tendered his resignation for the third time, and now insists upon removal, and that General Grant is to be appointed in his place. It is very possibly a false rumour,...

Lord Clyde died on Friday, the 14th inst., from disease

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of the heart. The son of a journeyman joiner named M'Liver, he took as a boy his mother's name, obtained a commission through the interest of some of her relatives, and fought...

The war news this week is extremely meagre. The situa-

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tion on Morris Island is unchanged. General Meade pushed a reconnaissance in force across the Rappahannock on the 1st August. The Confederates retreated fighting on Culpepper,...

The war began in New Zealand by a brilliant little

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exploit of Colonel Cameron's on the 4th June, exactly a month after the murders. Acting with the greatest secrecy, so that none of the detachment knew of the expedition before...

The Austrian proposition may be thus briefly described. The Germanic

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Diet is to be swept away, to make way for an organi- zation composed of four separate chambers. First and lowest, the Chamber of Delegates, 300 in number, 200 of whom will be...


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interest now appears in the SPECTATOR, and will be continued, either weekly or at short intervals, giving an Account of the Great Governing Families of Englund, in Relation to...

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- The identity of the person arrested at Ajmere as

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Nana Sahib appears by the latest accounts to be pretty clearly established. A Brahmin living near Bithoor, the Peishwah's seat, and who had repeatedly seen the Nana, had his...

The testimony of the new special correspondent of the Times

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in the North, in letters from Baltimore and Washington to the "social revolution" which is going on as regards slavery, is exceedingly striking. There is not, he says, a single...

A case was heard at Croydon on the 20th inst.

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which reads more like a story out of a jest-book than a grave legal report. "Dr." Snow Beck had a friendly acquaintance and some business relations with Mr. Sterne, occasionally...

A most singular case of slander was tried at Bristol

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on the 15th inst. Mr. Stogdon, a farmer, was engaged to a Miss Leet,e, but, discovering that he drank hard, the lady broke off the engagement and contracted herself to a Mr....

The Archduke Maximilian has not yet publicly signified his acceptance

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of the Mexican throne. It seems to be under- stood, however, that he will accept, upon certain conditions, and active negotiations are proceeding between him and the Emperor...

In order to understand the full injustice committed in this

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case it should be compared with another, tried at Liverpool five days after. Mr. Fenton, manufacturer, was en gaged to Miss Barber, daughter of a cottou broker. The engagement...

The Emperor of the French has read the Ultramontane Bishops

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of France a greatly needed lesson. The Archbishops of Cambrai, Tours, and Rennes, and the Bishops of Metz, Nantes, Orleans, and Chartres actually issued a sort of round robin on...

It seems advisable for people to be cautious about announc-

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ing an intended Continental trip too openly. Dr. Melia, a Roman Catholic priest, who had signed the contract for the erection of the Italian Church in Hatton Garden, had paid...

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The evidences of exhaustion in the South become every day

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more frequent. The intercepted letters of President Davis showed a great want of men, and on 1st August he issued a strong appeal to all soldiers absent from duty. He declares...

The election for the Montgomeryshire boroughs has ended in the

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return of the Palmerstoniau Mr. Tracy, in spite of the great local influence of the Conservative candidate, Mr. Pugh, who is said to have had all the great influence of the...

A telegram has arrived from Japan via' Shanghai, of the

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4th July, which is not a little mysterious. On the one hand, the Japanese have paid the indemnity demanded, on the -other, the "Mikado had issued orders to expel the foreigners,...

Judge Betts, of the Key West Prize Court, has condemned

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the Peterhoff steamer on the ground (1) that she was laden, in whole or in part, with contraband of war; (2) that she was not destined to the port of Matamoras ; (3) that the...

The King of Dahomey has found a new admirer in

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a cor- respondent of the Times ' who signs himself "An African, " and who seems much offended with M. Jules Gerard's atta ck upon that potentate. M. Jules Gerard, the French...

The Wesleyan Methodists now number 329,704 members, -and have been

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increasing at a uniform rate of about 4,400 a year for the last eleven years.

General Lee has formally denied, in a despatch dated 21st

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July, the statement contained in an official despatch from General Meade that the Federal army captured a brigade of infantry, two pieces of artillery, and some small arms, when...

The friends of Poland in London are quarrelling with Earl

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Russell. They asked him to receive a deputation carrying some strong resolutions passed at a large metropolitan meet- ing, but he declined. Consequently they appealed to the...

Mr. Boucicault passed through the Bankruptcy Court on the 19th

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August, amidst a shower of compliments from com- missioner and attorneys. He stated that in one year in Eng- land he had, with his wife's assistance, made 23,000/., and at one...

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THE "MASS MEETING" ON SLIEVENAMON. M ENACES which do not terrify always excite amusement, and the mixture of laughter and scorn with which all decent Englishmen read the...

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O NE of the hundred reporters present in Frankfort relates, or invents, a most characteristic incident. The Kaiser sent on to the city a state carriage drawn by eight horses,...

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O UR British economists have long familiarized us with the truth,—once so incomprehensible to our commercial men — . that the gain of any one nation by its international trade...

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I T is not often that on this side the Atlantic we can catch a glimpse of what educated Americans think about the great contest in which their country is involved. Our news-...

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T HE first "distant and random gun" of that dropping fire of oratory which relieves the silence of the long vacation has been fired this week at Tavistock by Sir John Trelawny....

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T HE evidence obtained by the Bombay Police as to the career of Nana Sahib previous to his capture greatly increases both the importance and the ominous character of the...

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W ITHIN the last few weeks the contempt, nay, the vivid dis- like and almost desperate dread, felt for the modern culture by the most eminent representative of it both in...

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T HE Stanleys continued under the Tudors what they had been under the Plantagenets—a powerful, efficient race, greatly beloved by their immediate followers and neighbourhood,...

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20, 1863. THE 15th of August is come and gone, but all the brilliant expec- tations grounded on the Saint-Napoleon have been cruelly de- ceived. An overwhelming manifestation of...

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Frankfort-on-the-Main, August 19, 1863. 1 AM in a position to give you, from sources of information on which I can fully rely, the following real history of the Congress of...

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New York, August 8, 1863. A PURPOSE which I had of endeavouring to explain the relations of race in this country and their influence upon its politics in ordinary times, and...

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Mus i c, ONE is constantly hearing at this time of year

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of some one or other of the different phases presented by the supposed universal exodus from London. People are leaving town after the fashion of a social Bull's Run, or as if...

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MR. BARTER'S ESSAYS.* BAD novels and weak essays make up between them more than one-half the literature of the day. A man without observation, without imagination, without any...

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SCENES AND SAGAS OF ICELAND.* WE readily distinguish in these

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travels three sorts of components, which, like the materials of a volcanic soil, are intermingled but seldom found in intimate union, and which we may call the cyclopa3dio, the...

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THE CHORALE-BOOK FOR ENGLAND.* THE chorale, or psalm-tune, is essentially

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a child of the Refor- mation. With its grave, measured movements, which require no elaborate skill to execute, and appeal to the great primary im- pulses of religion which are...

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CAN A GOVERNESS BE HAPPY?* THE authoress of Margaret Stourton

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(for it is not unfair to assume that a writer who systematically prints in italics the least important words of the least important sentences is a lady) has written the feeblest...

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THE ILLUSTRATED UNIVERSAL GAZETTEER.* THE compilers of gazetteers, like the

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makers of atlases, are very painstaking, and, on the whole, improve ; but they still do not quite understand what the public want them to do. In the first place they make huge...


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Shilling Guide to the Charities of London. By Sampson Low, Jun (Sampson Low, Son, and Co.)—In this very useful little volume Mr._ Low has given us the names and addresses of...

into one small volume several miscellaneous papers on subjects con-

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nected with education. That his views on matters of this kind are worthy of respectful attention there is no room to doubt ; but we fear that their utility will, in the present...

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The Shakespeare Treasury of Subject Quotations. By W. Hoe. (Lock-

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wood and Co.)—The object of this small work appears to be to enable any one to illustrate any subject by an apt quotation from Shakespeare at a moment's notice ; and the means...

Handbook of Income - tax Law and Practice. By C. Senior, Esq.

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(Simpkin, Marshall, and Co.)—There is, we believe, in common parlance, a very considerable difference between income-tax law and practice, the law being that every one is bound...

George Beattie of Montrose. By A. S. Mt. Cyrus, M.A.

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(Edinburgh : Nimmo.)—This volume contains a sketch of the life and a selection from the works of a comparatively unknown Scotch poet, who flourished in the early part of the...

Poems. By Jean Ingelow. (Longmans.)—It would be a great in-

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justice to confound this volume with the mass of so-called poetry, the perusal of which is one of the heaviest inflictions to which the critii of the present day is compelled to...

The Historical Works of Giraldus Cconbren.sis. (H. (I. Bohn.) — This edition

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of Giraldus Cambrensis, which forms the new volume of Bohn's antiquarian library, is a kind of joint-stock production, different portions of it having been translated by...

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The Holy Gospels. By the Rev. G. W. Brameld, M.A.

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(Longmans.)— This is a new translation of the Four Gospels from the original Greek, executed by a beneficed clergyman of the Church of England. Mr. Brameld has expunged those...

The Book of Bible Prayers. By J. B. Marsh. (Simpkin

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and Marshall.)—Mr. John B. Marsh, of Manchester, has taken the trouble to gather together all the separate prayers the utterance of which in recorded in the Bible and publishing...

We have also received a pamphlet containing the address of

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the French Protestant pastors to the ministers of Great Britain on the sub- ject of American slavery, the reply of the British ministers, and a report of the ministerial...