28 NOVEMBER 1863

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On Thursday last, on occasion of the thanksgiving appointed by

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the President for the success of the United States, Mr. Adams made a really remarkable speech on Mr. Lincoln's achievements. When the President came into office, a man utterly...

Diplomacy is busying itself with the question of Schleswig- Holstein,

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but no agreement seems as yet to have been attained. It seems certain that King Christian claims Holstein under the treaty of 1852, and that the Germans outside the two great...

The dead-official journals have been instructed to deny, in words

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very carefully selected, the rumour mentioned by us last week, that Earl Russell intended to quit the Ministry. The Earl remains, after all, Secretary for Foreign Affairs,—the...

Mr. Seward has made a speech at Auburn on the

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parable of the Prodigal Son. The South is the prodigal son. Mr. Seward opens his arms to the prodigal, and promises him a fatted calf,—hinting that the fatted calf means a...

Messrs. Bright and Cobden made two remarkable speeches at Rochdale

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on Tuesday. Mr. Cobden, who spoke first, disposed completely of the tariff excuse for the American war. He found, when he travelled in America, in 1859, no interest at all taken...


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Tr HE official despatches upon the question of Congress were pub- fished too late on Friday evening for remark. Their drift completely confirms the views expressed elsewhere ;...

The Emperor of the French consented, it would seem, after

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all, to lay down the bases on which the Congress of Paris should be held. He proposed for discussion five subjects,—Rome, Venetia, the Danish Duchies, Poland, and the Roumanian...

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The long contest about the new site for St. Thomas's

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Hospital has ended at last. The hospital is not to be carried into the country, or built on the site of Bethlehem, but to be erected at Stang Ito, on seven acres of ground to be...

The American war news is almost nil. General Meade has

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again crossed the Rappahannock. On the 7th November he drove in the enemy's outposts at Rappahannock station, capturing, it is said, 2,000 prisoners, and now occupies Culpepper,...

The King of Prussia has made one concession to his

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people. On the 20th inst., the Chamber, by a vote of 278 to 39—the first great party vote —declared the ordinances on the Press illegal and opposed to the Constitution. On the...

The Tribune reports that a plot has been discovered in

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Canada for seizing the Northern steamers on Lake Erie, attacking Sohn- son's Island, releasing the prisoners there, and with them attack- ing Buffalo. The plot appears to have...

The Act passed last Session to permit the appointment of

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Roman Catholic or Dissenting chaplains to gaols, at the discretion of the county magistrates, has already been carried into operation in some places. In Liverpool, a Roman...

Mr. Drury, the Rector of Claydon, Suffolk, has been fined

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51., with the alternative of two months' imprisonment. This eccentric individual, who patronizes Brother Ignatius and other buttresses of the Church of Rome—buttresses, because...

The Crawley Court-Martial drags on, as it will for weeks

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drag on, every day displaying more fully the ineptitude of such tri- bunals. On Thursday the Court actually listened to the hearsay report of the vague talk of a deceased...

Lord Clarence Paget last Friday took the occasion of the

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elec- tion of a new mayor for Deal to make a speech to his constituents. He spoke, of course, of his own department, and said that in a few years all the sailors would be...

The latest intelligence from Japan adds another annoy- ance to

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our position there. A Frenchman has been killed, and the French Admiral is about to exact reparation. The British will join him, and a conjoint war on Japan seems to be daily...

Two verdicts have been passed this week against the Guardians

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of Bethnal Green, and two surgeons of eminence, one of them Dr. Letheby, have confirmed the worst statements of the condi- tion of Hollybush Place. The local vestry have,...

Mr. Seward has refused to permit recruiting in the United

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States on behalf of the Government of Juarez, thereby vindicating the consistency of the American policy, which refused to permit England to recruit in the United States at the...

Guildford has still to be civilized. As soon as the

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soldiers were with- drawn , the roughs who infest the town recommenced their accustomed amusements—breaking the constables' windows, demanding money from Mr. Piper, the Mayor,...

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Dr. Stanley preaches his farewell sermon to the University of

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Oxfo d to morrow. No worthier son of the University as scholar, fellow, tutor, and prof.esor has left its walls in the last generation, and the liberals will find it hard indeed...

We deeply regret to record the premature death of Mr.

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F. T. Conington, Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, some time scientific examiner in the University, and for the past three years one of the ablest contributors to our...

The Emperor of the French has addressed a curt letter

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to the Bishop of Arras,in answer to a present from that prelate of a reply to Renan's "Life of Jesus," entitled "Jesus eat Dieu." Whatever other of his uncle's ideas the Third...

At the commencement of the week the Consol Market was

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firm and business was done at 93 cum div. for transfer. Prices, how- ever, have since declined. Nearly all Foreign Securities have been heavy ; but Railway Shares,...

But this anxiety for quiescence is not limited to Oxford.

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The new High Steward of Cambridge University, Earl Powis, who was installed on Tuesday as Lord Lyndhurst's successor, gave expression to a profound aspiration that Parliament...

We are very happy to announce that Mr. Henry Fawcett,

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of Trinity Hall, whose high claims to the Professorship of Political Economy in Cambridge we advocated some months ago, has been elected to the chair. The poll showed for Mr....

Subjoined is a comparison of yesterday's closing prices of the

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leading Foreign Securities, compared with the latest quotations of Friday week :— Greek Do. Coupons .. Mexican .. Spanish Passive • • .. Do. Certificates Turkish 0 per...

Captain Alexander Bowers, of the Royal Naval Reserve, has performed

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an exploit as important, if not as interesting, as the dis- covery of the source of the Nile. He has taken a thousand-ton aliip into the heart of China, ascending the Yang-tee...

Some additions have been made to the supply of specie

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in the Bank of France. It now amounts to 8,200,000/. Although bar silver has declined id. per ounce, and although the demand for bullion for export purposes has not been to say...

Lord Palmerston has, it seems, while in office, created eighteen

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Peers—Lords Wensleydale, Aveland, Lyons, Belper, Fermoy (Trish), Eversley, Ebury, Macaulay, Chesham, Llanover, Lyveden, Taunton, Westbury, Fitzhardinge, Seymour, Houghton,...

The demand for money, both at the Bank of England

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and in Lombard Street, has fallen off, and the supply of capital on offer its the general discount market has increased. The minimum quotation for accommodation in Threadneedle...

The Egyptian Trading Company are making advances to the Pasha

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of Egypt to the extent of 700,000/. About 550,000/. has already been despatched, and the remainder-150,000L—will be forwarded to Alexandria next week.

Oxford, the intellectual and spiritual mother of so many famous

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- heresies, has just given birth to a new and very strange aspiration for—orthodoxy we can scarcely say—but intellectual quiescence. It seems that at a large meeting of...

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THE ADMIRALTY ON KAGOSIMA. L ORD CLARENCE PAGET is not the official to whom Government should have entrusted the defence of an ugly business. The man has no plausibility. For a...


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W E seldom hear or read the masterly speeches of the two great free-trade orators without being convinced anew of the great difficulty of the task which we in this journal have...

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S CHLESWIG - HOLSTEIN still worries the world. Throughout the past week every new fact received has- seemed to add to the prospect of serious international trouble. It is...

FAILING CONGRESS—WHAT? T ITE controversy which has been evident in the

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Cabinet all the past week, which has produced four successive Cabinet Councils on as many days, and has led to at least one offer of resignation, has apparently ended, and for...

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American struggle, that it is a revo- lution, and not a revolt, a drama in which campaigns are scenes and great battles only incidents, seems at last to have been accepted. We...

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OXFORD VIEWS OF PROFESSORIAL APPOINT- W remon- strances, have received

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from Oxford a good many warm one of which from a high authority we publish elsewhere, against the language used in our short paragraph of last week on the rumoured Oxford...

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A LADY has this week added a most important contribution to our knowledge of the criminal class. The " Prison Matron" who some months since depicted the life of female convicts...

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rilHE Bishop of St. David's has delivered and published a charge to his clergy which, though interspersed with other topics, forms an almost connected chain of thought on the...

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T HE Leveson-Gowers are the luckiest of the great English families. They have risen within two hundred and fifty years from simple country baronets into the greatest, though not...

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[FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPOEDENT.] New York, November 14th, 1863. ALways fancyirg myself so embarrassed by a wealth of topics that I fear, like the man who went through the...

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OF THE "SPECTATOR." SIR,—I cannot think that the letter of Dr. M'Hale to Mr. Glad- stone is deserving of the contempt which the Times bestowed upon it. So far as the Archbishop...

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To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.' Sra,—The paragraph in last Saturday's Spectator relating to the Oxford Professorship of Ecclesiastical History has occasioned much surprise to...


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MR. LONGFELLOW'S NEW POEMS.* IT is rather a remarkable fact that the most striking characteristic common to all the more eminent American authors is not one of substance but one...

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By the publication of this volum3 Dr. Twiss completes his task, having surveyed the rights and duties of nations in time of peace in a volume published . 801n1 eighteen months...

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Jr Bayard Taylor has not placed himself, as we are half inclined to suspect, in the front rank of novelists, he has produced a very re- markable book, a really original story...

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IN 1851 Mr. de Vigne, having well nigh exhausted Eastern travel, left England with the intention of visiting, as a traveller for pleasure, the whole continent of the New World....

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IN Mr. Wills's novels,—at all events in this, the last and much the ablest of the number,—masculine power and strength of con- ception rise to the very verge of genius, which...

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The Course and Current of Architecture. By Samuel Huggins, archi-

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tect. (John Weale ; Day and Son.)—Mr. Huggins traces the progress of architecture by "a disposition of the styles," which is a "compromise between the chronological and...

Famous Ships of the Btitish Navy. By W. H. Davenport

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Adams. (James Hogg and Sons.)—The author seems to have intended this work as a stimulant to lads intended for the Navy, and it is, perhaps, well adapted to excite the nautical...


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Sermons on the Saints' Days. By Henry Whitehead, M.A., Curate of Clapham. (Bosworth and Harrison.)—In days when it is thought a mark of ability for a preacher to weary out the...

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27ze Newcastle Daily Chronicle. From Au g ust 25 to September 4,

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1863,—Durin g the sittin g s of the British Association for the Advance- ment of Science, The Newcastle Daily Chronicle, abdicatin g for the time its political functions, issued...