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Mr. Frederick Peel, probably on account of his misfortune in

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losing his seat at Oldham, partly also, one would surmise, because he finds the Government wanting in any energetic desire to find him a new place in the House, has resigned the...


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S EPTEMBER is come without the cholera, which keeps circling round the basin of the Mediterranean, and seems to have at present no Northern impulses, so we may reasonably hope...

The Portsmouth gathering appears to have been a brilliant affair, — physically

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brilliant we mean, - with plenty of blue lights, rockets, fireworks, and other luminous appearances. First there was the dinner to the French Minister of Marine and the Admirals...

_ The Convention of Grasteinhas been published in extenso, andagrees

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pretty closely with our account of it last week. Kiel is to be the port of the Federal fleet, and the ships of war both of Prussia and Austria are to lie in it for the present,...

The autumn concourses have begun. The Queen has 'in- augurated'

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a new statue of the Prince Consort at Coburg with a considerable English attendance in the town. The fete to the French fleet at Portsmouth has attracted great crowns. And our...

The Queen, who is staying at Rosenau, near Coburg, was

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present this day week, the late Prince Consort's birthday, at the removal of the veil from the colossal statue of him just erected in that city, and laid her garland, with those...

Holland is beginning to complain of a cattle disease like

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ours, which of course it considers imported, as there is always an allevia- tion in regarding one's calamities as the fault of another. Every additional week, however, convinces...

Our Consul-General in Warsaw reports that when a similar disease

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prevailed in Poland in 1857, no remedy was so efficient as strong iron water. It was first discovered by observing that the cattle which drank at a strong chalybeate spring...

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Lord Lyttelton made a creditable speech on Monday, on oc-

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casion of opening the "Birmingham Exhibition of the productions of the hard-working class," as he called it, in order to keep his right to the title of a working man himself. He...

The Morning Post, usually suppose' to have inspiration from Lord

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Palmerston, is obviously becoming a mare retailer_of French canards. On Wednesday it had an article, very French in tone, professing to give an account of a secret article in...

The University of Vienna has conferred honorary degrees on three

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eminent Englishmen—Sir C. Lyell, Sir R. Murchison, and Mr. John Stuart Mill.

There was great excitement in New York on the 16th

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August, caused by a colossal failure and still more colossal fraud. One of the richest firms in New York, that of Ketchum, Son, and Co., failed for an immense amount, the...

Lord Amberley has written an answer to Mr. Disraeli's Church

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speeches in the new number of the Fortnightly Review. Lord Amberley does not exactly declare himself on the question of a State Church, but the drift of his arguments is clearly...

At Wakefield on Thursday Lord Houghton did the same kind

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office for the Industrial and Fine Art Eshibition of that town, deli- vering a very thoughtful address, in which he pointed out that almost all of even the merest mechanical...

Dr. Chapman publishei a pamphlet to show that in the

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appli- cation of ice to the spine he has found a powerful remedy for cholera and the slighter complaint of diarrhcea. He has only had the chance of trying his theoretic remedy...

The Regius Professorship of Divinity, vacated by the elevation of

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Dr. Jacobson to the See of Chester, has been filled by the appointment of the Rev. R. Payne Smith, sub-librarian of the Bodleian Library. Mr. Payne Smith is a great Hebraist and...

Constance Kent has confessed, but not anything that we did

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not know before, except that she had secreted the razor some days beforehand in contemplation of the deed,—that she rose in the middle of the night and carried the child in the...

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The style of "Our Special Correspondents "at this time of

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year alters sensibly for the worse, owing, we take it, to a relay of fresh hands, whose eloquence is supposed to pass muster at a time when no critical readers are to be found....

On Thursday week the Bishop of London, in consecrating St.

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Michael's Church, was guilty, salt seems to us, of an act of tyranny not at all in accordance with his liberal principles. The church had been decorated in Puseyite style, and...

The former correspondent of the Times in the South writes

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to that paper to contradict strongly the assertions made by its present able correspondent in the North concerning the treatment by the South of the Northern prisoners. Mr....

The private correspondence in the Times, whenever anything unusual gives

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sufficient play to it, is so prolific in suggestions 'worthy of consideration that they would almost repay analysis and republication. In view of the cholera, Dr. Fuller writes...

There has been a scandal in Italy which will operate

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very unfortunately, we fear, for the Government in the approaching elections. A few weeks since a colonel of a regiment was accused of having shot in cold blood, after...

Yesterday and on Friday week the leading Foreign Securities left

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off at the following prices :— Friday, August 21 Frilay, Sept .mbe 1. Do. Coupons .. .. ——— __ Meajoan .. — Spanish Passive • • .. .. .. .. 29 .. 23 Do. Certificates .. .....

On Saturday last Consols left off at 891, 1 for

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money, and 89i for account. Yesterday they closed at 89, for delivery, and 89.1 for time. The transactions on the part of the public have been limited, but the more settled...

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THE BALANCE OF POWER' OUT OF REPAIR. T HE Convention of Gastein has probably given the coup de grlice to most sensible men's faith in the European political instrument called...

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To our minds the discreditable conduct of Sir George Brown in the business affords ample proof that he was utterly unfit for any post of large responsibility whatever. What he...

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W E are well pleased to see that the singularly prejudiced letter of last week from our able correspondent in New York, concerning the aversion to the Negro felt in America, has...

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IF Bentham had lived in the present day, he would have been I amazed to find that a vast number of those thoughts upon Law reform to the expression of which he—neglecting an...

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T HE charity schoolboy who was asked at the annual tea-

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gathering on the clergyman's lawn whether he would have a bun, a tart, or a cheese- cake, burst out crying, because, as he said, "One was as nice as t'other." Plums are tooth-...

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T HE Bishop of Oxford spoke the other day with a solemnity which, if sincere, could not be too deep, of "the miserable voice" which has gone forth to the diocese of Natal...

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L OOKING down from the old battlements of Rochester Castle —regal domain of the Conqueror, usefully appropriated by the noble Earl, its present owner, to picnic parties, at the...

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Illi Gordons of Handy are now represented by the Duke of ichmond and Lennox and the Marquis of Hardly. The male line of Gordon (of this family) terminated in an heiress, who by...

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[FROIK OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONOENT.] New York, August 18, 1865. I PROPOSE to correct in this letter two grievous errors in regard to our late civil war, which thereafter may be...

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fTe TMi EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Upper Norwood, August 27. SIR,—.As an American who has had some opportunity of forming an opinion on the subject in question, I venture...

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CAN YOU FORGIVE HER?* CAN we forgive her ? asks Mr. Trollope. Certainly, if it were worth while, but we scarcely care enough about her for either a forgiving or unforgiving...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—Will you permit me to correct a sentence in my letter pub- lished in your last number, which as printed is unintelligible. "The Paraguay...


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Barlaston, 29th August, 1865. SIB, —Allow me as an American to protest against the statements of your New York correspondent in his letter of the 11th inst. being taken as in...

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THE foreigner in England is a being whom we rarely meet without regretting that he ever came, and wondering why he remains. Driven into London by political or pecuniary adversi-...

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"Where men are ready, lingering over hurts." "Dominion cannot suffer partnership: This needs no foreign proof nor far-fet story. Rome's infant walls were steep'd in brothers'...

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TRENCH'S GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS.* Fon a lecture on a hero the

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Archbishop of Dublin may be con- gratulated on having selected a pure and brilliant example, by the old definition, "Who noble ends by noble means obtains." His model has been...

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THERE is a growing tendency in all our periodicals to throw themselves on a circle of regular subscribers, and discourage the casual reader. Formerly a magazine was something to...

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Spells and Voices. By Ada Keyne. (Trubner.) — Qui " Claribel" non

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odit, amet twt carmina, is all that we can say to the authoress of Spells and Voices, and we trust that the ladies do not understand Latin. Per- haps the present volume is a...

Geology and History. By Bernhard von Cotta, Professor of Geology

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at the Academy of Mining, Freiburg, Saxony. (Trubner.)—Lake Habitations and Prehistoric Remains in the Turbaries and Mast - Beds of Northern and Central Italy. By B Gastalde,...

Notes on the South Slavonic Countries in Austria and Turkey

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in Europe. Edited, with a preface, by Humphrey Sandwith, C.B., D.C.L. (Black- wood.)—All persons who take an interest in the political questions of the day have certainly got to...

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Saturn and its System. By Richard A. Proctor, BA. (Longman.)—

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Mr. Proator may fairly claim the title of the historian of Saturn. All that is known about that planet, and all that can be conjectured by a well-trained mathematical mind, is...

Intervals of Rest and Refreshment. By a Labourer in the

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Vineyard.. (Hatchard.)—These poems, it appears from the preface, written by the Bishop of Ripon, have been composed daring brief intervals of relaxation by one of those "pions...