27 MAY 1865

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The Due de Persigny has published a pamphlet on the

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Roman question as the result of his visit to Rome, which looks not un- like an attempt to break to Italy the intelligence that if the Pope does quit Rome, France will not rd the...

At home the effervescence of the approaching elections has already

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begun. Mr. Disraeli put forth on Monday a very curious address to the electors of Buckinghamshire, defective in grammar, somewhat obscure in meaning, but redundant in point. Mr....


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Air R. JEFFERSON DAVIS was captured by General Wilson's .a 1. cavalry at Irwinaville, Georgia, seventy-five miles south-east of Macon, at daybreak on the 10th inst. There is a...

On the 4th inst. General Dick Taylor surrendered to General

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Canby at Magee's plantation, fourteen miles north of Mobile, on the same terms as General Lee. This completes the final sur- render of the armies east of the Mississippi. West...

There will be apparently other great political criminals for trial

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as well as Mr. Davis. Governor Brown, of Georgia, bad been forwarded under guard to Washington a day or two before Mr. Davis, and members of Mr. Davis's Government have been...

The Prince Napoleon has made a great speech at Ajaccio

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in Corsica on the career of the First Emperor, and on the American situation, on occasion of inaugurating a statue to Napoleon I. He regarded it as the mission of the great...

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Why do not Mr. Whalley's friends look after him? Not

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only is he degrading the demeanour of the House of Commons to that of an ordinary music-hall by the passionate desire which he seems to inspire in the members to hear him "...

The Working Men's Club and Institute Union are giving a

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series of social meetings at Exeter Hall, to enable the working classes to discuss with the thinking mien in other classes the various problems bearing on the organization of...

On Thursday night the second reading of the Irish Record

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of Titles Bill was carried without a division, but not without a foolish and alarmist speech from Mr. Whiteside against it. As it is only a permissive Bill, and will certainly...

Dr. Temple has had a very interesting correspondence with the

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alitor of The Daily News on the subject of the representation of classes. Both parties are evidently in earnest in trying to catch the point of view of the other, but highly as...

Dr. Norman M'Leod, editor of Good Words, and Dr. Robert

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Lee, in the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, on Tuesday and Wednesday last, made a capital onslaught on the ineffable folly of the party which objects to allowing...

At the dinner of the Newspaper Press Fund this day

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week Mr. Dickens, who was in the chair, announced that in advocating the claims of this fund on the public he held a brief for his brothers, on the ground that he had once been...

The Union Chargeability Bill was read a third time in

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the House of Commons on Tuesday, no division being taken, iii deference to the manifest wish of the House. Mr. Henley re- peated his old objections, and Mr. Bentinck and Mr....

It appears that the report which attributed to Mr. R.

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Long, the candidate for North Wilts, the preposterous assertion that he had as much plate on his sideboard as the rival candidate, Sir G. Jenkinson, was erroneous. He himself...

The rumour of Sir Charles Wood's elevation to the peerage

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is again gaining ground, as it was quite sure to do before a general election. The ever new buoyancy which seems to press Sir Charles Wood upwards to " another place " is, we...

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"Iron-Clad," an English naval officer, apparently on the North American

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station, gives in The Times of Thursday the conclusions to which he has come as to the state of the United States' Navy. He says the dislike amongst American sailors to the navy...

On Saturday last Consols left at 901 1 for money,

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and 89 for account. The closing prices yesterday were, for money, 91 to 911; for time, 891 ex div. The Directors of the Batik of Eng- land have reduced their minimum rate of...

The Northern Assam Tea Company are seeking to raise 250,0001.

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additional capital, to make their total 400,0001., by the issue of 25,000 B shares of 101. each, 21. to be paid on application and 11. on the 10th July next, these new shares to...

The Bishop of Natal gave a very interesting account of

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his missionary experience in Natal at a meeting of the Anthro- pological Society last week. He protested against the view that the only stimulus adequate for such missions was...

The leading British. Railways left off at the following prices

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yesterday and on Friday week :— Caledonian Great Eastern .. Great Northern .. Great Western.. Do. West Midland. Oxford Lancashire and Yorkshire London and Brighton .. London...

The London Steam Collier and Coal Company (Limited), capital 300,0001.,

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in 10/. shares, has been formal for supplying a want in the transit of coals to London and elsewhere by means of iron screw steamers. Negotiations are in progress for the...

Mr. T. C. Murray Aynsley writes to The Times a

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very remark- able account of his capture by brigands near Salerno on the 15th inst. He and a friend., with their wives, were driving from Paestum to Salerno, when their carriage...

The treatment of paralysis and apoplexy by the application of

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ice to the spine has yielded some very remarkable results, which are detailed in The Medical Times and Gazette for the 6th inst. In one case the patient, a gentleman, had been...

The Share List of the Metropolitan Extension Railways of the

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London, Chatham, and Dover Railway Company will close this day for London and on Monday for the country. The certificates are quoted at 31 to 41 premium. The shares of the...

The following table shows the closing prices of the leading

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Foreign Securities yesterday and on Friday week :— Greek Do. Coupons .. Mesieen Spanish Passive • • .. Do. Certificates Turkish 6 per Cents., 108.. 1862.. „ ConsolUida.. • ....

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THE TORY MANIFESTO. T HAT curious and accomplished gossiper Mr. Isaac Dis- raeli once recorded his strong desire to write a " history of events which have not happened ; " and...

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A CHARGE of jobbery is like horse-radish, which, cut down in one place, instantly sprouts out in half-a-dozen others with renewed vigour. It seems as though there would be quite...

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THE English ruling class have made one great blunder about 1 the po wer and temper of the United States of which even its greatest organs are obviously conscious. Public opinion...

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P E military scandal which has been seething so long, which has now boiled over and set the Clubs, and the War Office, and the House of Commons by the ears, involves matters of...

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A CURIOUS little controversy has arisen between The . Owl and The Observer. The Owl asserts on the " best authority " that the dissolution of Parliament cannot take place before...

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A T the dinner of the Newspaper Press Fund on Saturday last Mr. Dickens gave a very amusing reminiscence of his life as a reporter for The Morning Chronicle during the six or...

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T H ERE are few points on which Englishmen are so thoroughly j_ agreed as in their abhorrence of argumentative people, and the causes of this peculiarity, when we look into...

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TITHE origin of the Hays-now represented by three peerages- Erroll, Kinnoull, and Tweeddale, is lost in obscurity. The family legend is a manifest attempt to explain the name...

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[FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] Nor York, May 12, 1865. Time prospect of a speedy restoration of all the conditions and relations which pertain to a country at peace becomes...

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New York. I HAVE often had occasion in the course

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of this correspondence to correct misapprehension, and to contradict and disprove mis- statement in regard to this country by those to whom the British public look for...

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To TUE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR." SIR,—In a recent article in The Spectator it was remarked that it will be• time enough to consider Mr. Mill's proposal to extend the...


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" SPECTATOR." SIR,—I beg leave to point out that the wording of your article on Mr. Lay was calculated to mislead your readers. The article says, " Nanking fell, and the first...

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THE FRENCH AND FLEMISH EXHIBITION. No enterprise started purely for private gain is likely to produce more decided public good (after its kind) than the Exhibition, now happily...

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MR. J. S. MILL ON SIR WILLIAM HAMILTON.* [Finer NOTICE.] WE hold this to be Mr. Mill's greatest book, requiring far greater powers both of imagination and exposition than are...

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" A. K. H. B." AS A TYRO.*

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"A. K. H. B.," who probably thinks the writers in The Spectator harsh and ungenial critics, will scarcely believe the joy with which we hasten to praise his last book. His...

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PEnnArs one of the most remarkable tendencies in the present day among Englishmen is shown in the eagerness with which they swallow any assertion which goes to prove that the...

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MR. TROLLOPE'S HUNTING SKETCHES.* Mn. Tam-Lore is great in the

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physiognomy of all practical pur- suits. There is no other writer who catches so skilfully the various forms in which professional tasks or duties combine with personal...

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Doron. Poems by Dorothea and Donald °gilt (William Black-

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wood and Sons.)—Dorothea has the lion's share of volume, and the result is that it is marked to the fall by that dole us gloom which is the prevailing atmosphere in which...

General Todleben's History of the Defence of Sebastopol. A Review.

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By W. Howard Russell. (Tinsley Brothers.)—For the substance of General Todleben'a splendid work we must refer our readers to the elaborate review which appeared in our columns...

The Law Magazine and Law Review. May, 1865. (Butterworth's.) —The

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editorship of this magazine has, we are informed, recently changed hands, and an effort is to be made to impart to it, not perhaps a popular, but at least a less technical...

The Persecution of the Knights Templars. By Anthony O'Neal Haye.

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s(T. G. Stevenson.)—We cannot say that Mr. Haye seems to us to have added anything to our knowledge of this subject, but he has told the , story well and plainly. On his own...

Epoch Men. By Samuel Neil. (W. P. Nimmo.)—This ridiculous name

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is prefixed to eight biographies of Charlemagne, Gregory VII., Roger Bacon, Dante, Chaucer, Copernicus, Lord Olive, and James Watt. The two first and the last may perhaps be...

Fresh Springs of Truth. A Vindication of the Essential Principles

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of Christianity. (Charles Griffin and Co.)—Compared with many of the vindication which are still issuing from the press this deserves very high praise, for it is written in a...


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Evenings in Arcadia. Edited by John Dennis. (E. Moron and Co.)— Conversations on the English rural poets by three friends, who must, we suppose, be taken to have a real...

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Greasy and Poitiers. By F. G. Edgar. (S. 0. Beeton.)—We

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think that the merits of Mr. Edgar's stories are not enhanced by the informa- tion the publisher gives us that they were designed to show the "state and growth of England." No...

Sign's History. A Norwegian tale. By Magdalene Thoresen. Trans- lated

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by the Rev. M. R. Barnard. (Chapman and liall.)—Kolbein Starker (Strong Karl) is the richest farmer in a secluded parish of Norway, unpopular from his pride, but passionately...

A Bit of Bread.' Part IL Translated from the French

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of Jean Mace by Mrs. Getty. (Saunders, Otley, and Co.)—This volume relates to animal; as the first did to man, and we can give it no higher praise than at the time of its...

Guide to Every-Day Knowledge. By the Rev. Dr. Brewer. (Cassell,

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Patter, and Galpin.)—A quaint little work, intended to supply the want of a school-book,-which teaches "common things "—what to do when a person-ants himself—the reason of all...

Wornan's Work in the Glusreh. By John M. Ludlow. (Alexander

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Straban.)—The subjeot of this work has been handled so frequently of Lite that it is only fair to the author to say that it was mostly written twelve years ago, and was -...

Strive and Wait. By John Rose Bain. (William Freeman.)— Regarded

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in itself, this book cannot be praised. The author narrates far too much, and the love-passages of Philip Marsham have absolutely nothing -to do with the development of the idea...

A Splendid Fortune. A novel. By the Author of The

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Gentle Life. S vols. (Sampson Low, Son, and Marston.)—This is a very good speci- men of the ordinary novel of the circulating libraries. The story is well put together and, if...

Life in Java. By William Barrington D'Almeida. Two vols. (Hurst

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and Blackett.)—We know so little of Java that it would be captions indeed to quarrel with what Mr. D'Almeida gives ns, a very agreeable description of what he and his wife saw....

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Beatrice Leigh. A novel in 2 vols. By Laura Jane

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Curling. (T. C. Newby.) Behind the Curtain. A novel in 3 vols. By Lieutenant-Colonel H. R. Addison. (Maxwell and Co.)—Neither of these novels calls for much criticism, nor have...

Paid in Full. A novel in 3 vole. By Henry

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James Byron. (Max- well and Co.)—Mr. Byron writes easily and pleasantly, and has produced a novel which is very readable, where he treats of a kind of life of which he has of...

The Angle House. A novel in 3 vols. (T. Cantley

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Newby.)—The author of this work must be a disciple of Zadkiel. The Angle House is built in the form of "the Taautic Cross," which is "the perfect symbol of the Infinite...