24 JUNE 1854

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THE decline of Ministers continues to be marked by the events of the week ; and it must now be estimated as considerable, since, from the combined influences of unsafe counsels,...

The latest reports from Silistria only tend to strengthen those

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received last week. Prince Paskiewitoh is still represented as re- tiring to Jassy; but the reasons for his doing so are now manifold. Silistria has not only succeeded in...

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The French Minister of the Interior, M. de Persigny, preparing

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to retire from office—at least so it is understood—leaves behind him a memoir on the state of the country as it comes within the purview of his department, and presenting...

The great Western R2public is undergoing characteristic move- ments in

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all parts. In the South, the Government is repressing that active preparation against Cuba which the efforts at repression only appear to stimulate ; in the North, the...

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PRINCIPAL BUSINESS OF THE WEEK, Horn OP LORD8. — Monday, June 19. The Eastern Question ; Lord Lyndhurst's Speech—Excise-duties Bill read a third time and passed. Tuesday ,...

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THE Royal Family returned from Windsor to Buckingham Palace on Saturday. The Queen held a Court on Wednesday. Mr. Edward Strad had an audience of her Majesty, and resigned the...

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The King of Portugal and his brother the Duke of Oporto were re- ceived at the Mansionhouse on Monday, by the Lord Mayor and Cor- poration, in state. The business of the...

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The election for Morpeth, consequent upon Sir George Grey's accept- ance of office, took place on Saturday. The rain fell in torrents, but the Town-ball was well filled. Mr. T....

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FRANCE.—The Moniteur of Wednesday filled ten of its columns with a report from M. de Persigny to the Emperor, reviewing the conduct of his own office, the Ministry of the...


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The Dublin Gazette of Tuesday contains two proclamations ; one re- voking the application of the Peace Preservation Act 11th Victoria to Queen's County, except as regards the...

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Letters from the Baltic in the morning journals fully confirm the ac- counts of the doings of Admiral Plumridge at Brahested and Uleaborg, supplied by the telegraph last week....

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SiTUSIDAY. In the House of Commons, last night, Mr. LAYAltD gave notice, that on Thursday or Friday next week, if convenient to the President of the Council, he would move a...

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OXFORD Uurvaitsrrr Brim—Third reading; Monday, June 26. (Lord Ionx STAMI'-DUTIE8 BILL—Committee; Monday, June 26. MISCELLANEOUS ESTIMATES—Resumed; Monday, June 26....

Several English engineers, who, in spite of great obstruction, escaped

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from St. Petersburg on the 5th of this month, called at the Admiralty yesterday, by the direction of Lord Bloomfield, for the purpose of seeing Sir James Graham. Sir James was...

The Brevet includes the following Members of the House of

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Commons. To be Generals—Sir John Fitzgerald, the Honourable Hugh Arbuthnot, Sir George Berkeley, Henry Wyndham. To be Lieutenant-General—Sir De Lacy Evans. To be...

"Paris, Friday Evening.

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"Advises from the Danubian Principalities state that General Dannenberg has succeeded to the chief command over the Russian forces, in consequence of the wounds received by the...

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Miss Arabella Goddard's concert, on Wednesday evening at the Hano-

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ver Square Rooms, and Mr. Benedict's yesterday morning at Covent Gar- den Theatre, have been the great benefit concerts of the week. Miss Goddard, young as she is, has...

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The French company at the St. James's have begun to redeem their credit with the public, and to fill their half-empty theatre, by doing what they ought to have done from the...

PARISIAN Tazezaresis.

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Aladdin from a lamp could raise whatever he pleased, and M. Ostrowsky, a French dramatist with a Polish name, has raised a piece Out of the famous lamp of Sir Humphry Davy. La...

Grisi reappeared on Thursday, and repeated Iuerezia Borgia with un-

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diminished energy. We regret, however, to say that Mario's weakness and languor seem to increase. He sang sotto voce during the evening, and made no exertion till the last...

The Philharmonic Society terminated its season on Monday, with a

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concert of first-rate excellence. The greater the excellence of these con- certs, the less room there is for description or criticism. The best con- cert is that which consists...


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STOCK EXCHANGE, FRIDAY AFTERENOOH. A considerable improvement has occurred this week in Government Se- curities; and the anxiety of the late operators for a fall to close their...

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JEALOUSY, NOT CONFIDENCE. THE reply made by Ministers to the representations of Lord Lynd- hurst on the subject of the several treaties to which the Western Powers and the...


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AMONG all the weapons of controversy, who would have thought of choosing logic to use against Mr. Spooner? There could have been no Spooners upon earth in the days of Euclid. If...

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WHEN Lord Ellenborough proposed, last week, to dissolve the con- nexion between the North American Colonies and the Mother. country, he could scarcely have known how entirely...

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IT is clear that those who are now complaining of the iron and steel tools furnished to the Army, as bad for pioneer purposes, do not fix their regard upon the real object which...


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So long as there is any force in the implied obligations of social usage, young men at college will, for the most part, follow the fashion of the day, and will regulate their...

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THE EGYPTIAN COURT. Tun art of the Crystal Palace begins where the world's art began— at Egypt. Strange to think that the earliest remaining monuments of this land bad seen...


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THE King of Portugal does not disdain to recognize his own youth and its necessities. "I have undertaken this voyage," he said to the City deputation, "not for my amusement, but...

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Bayswater, 81h ..Tune. SIR—As you frequently do you have in this matter taken a sounder view than your contemporaries, and were the first to indicate that you were not...

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MEDICAL DEPARTMENT ON THE ARMY. SIB.I have read with pleasure a letter which appeared in your paper of the 10th instant, signed "An Old Officer." It certainly does appear very...

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35, Norland Road, Notting Hill, 22d June 1854. Sin—The rare manliness with which you ever incline your ear to the remonstrances of dissidents, induces me to send a few words...


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1 Adam Street, Adelphi, 5th June 1854. Sni—I should be much better pleased if Mr. W. Mill could prove his case than I mine, in the matter of the "reeking abominations ' of...


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Gloucester, 22d Tune. Snt—Permit me to call the attention of the public to what appears to be a proof that the recently-published Census of Education very greatly over-...

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BIRTHs. On the 13th June, in Warwick Terrace, Belgravia, the

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Lady of John Brady, Esq., M.P., of a daughter, still-born. On the 15th, at Baleworth Rectory, Lady Frances Brid g eman Simpson, of a son. On the 16th, at Freeland Lodge,...


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THE BREVET, Wax-orrice, June 20.—Officers promoted by the following Brevet will receive their promotions subject to new regulations about to be promulgated by Royal War-...

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Tuesday, June 20. Paarrarasnirs DISSOLTF.D.-E. and W. Williams, West Derby, joiners-W. 'and J. Leach, Liverpool, grease-refiners-Lightfoot and Filter, liowden, curriers- Ninnes...

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BRITISH 3' i per Cent Consols I 1 IINDS. (Closing Sdiord. Mond.7.,7*.esday. Prices) If Wass . Thum Friday: shut — --- — -- Ditto for Account 911 ex d. 931 93 931...

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London : Printed by leaven Li seven, of 320, Strand,

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in the County of Middlesex, Printer, at the Office of JOSEPH CLAITON, No. 10, Crime Court, In the Parish of St. Dunstan's in the Wi at, in the City of London ; and rublIalid by...

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THE fashion of travelling, induced by modern facilities of locomo- tion, has given rise to so many books of travels that the ground is exhausted wherever steam can search. It is...


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ERSKINE'S HISTORY OF INDIA UNDER HABER AND IITJMAYIIN. * THE necessity of association or sympathy to excite interest in a reader, is clearly shown by the little regard paid to...

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KATHARINE ASHTON. * VERY good books, like very good persons, are

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apt to be a little prosy ; and Katharine Ashton is hardly free from the quality that accompanies the record of remarkable virtue in fiction. The idea of the work is...

T RAN SMUT A TI 0 N. * Tills tale belongs

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to a class of fictions which have appeared at inter- vals during the last five-and-twenty years. The object of the authors has always been satirical, but the subjects have...

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Is life, in art, in mechanics, in "exhibitions," action is equally important as in oratory. A busy pigmy is of more account than a slothful giant ; an active minnow is more...

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Boons. History of the Byzantine and Greek Empires, from 1057 to 1453. By George Finlay, Honorary Member of the Royal Society of Literature. Alexandria and her Schools. Four...

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THE NATIONAL GALLERY. We are glad to find that the Trustees of the National Gallery have not lost a good opportunity lately presented to them by the sale of Mr. De Bammeville's...