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Mesars Hurd and Houghton, of New York, Miss Braddon's Belgravia still maintains its are bringing out an edition of Dickens's works, character of being the cheapest, and at the same with beautiful steel-plate illustrations by Darley, time one of the most entertaining of our maga, in addition to all the original English illustrations, zines. Miss Braddon's tale, “ Birds of Prey,” which they are having re-engraved in America. loses none of its interest as it proceeds. The proprietors of the British Workian have

Messrs. Hogg's Belgravia has a remarkable been frequently asked to print that work in

frontispiece, containing about a hundred porlarger type, but have felt unable to comply with traits, drawn by Brunton. We notice that the the request; they have, however, endeavoured

proprietors advertise for sale the right of pubto meet the demand for a large-type magazine fishing a magazine under the title of Belgravia. by adopting the Friendly Visitor, a work com

Keith Johnston's Royal Atlas. We have menced more than forty years ago by the Rev. Carns Wilson. Of this they have commenced a

before us two new maps by Dr. Keith Johnston,

engraved for his Royal Atlas, comprising the Dew series, printed in large type, and illustrated in the same erpensive and elegant manner as the

explorations of recent travellers in Africa, and

the marvellous transformations effected by the Band of Hoque Reriew, and other publications, issued ander the same able management as the

seven weeks' war and subsequent negotiations

in Prussia and neighbouring States. The proBritish Forkmax. Messrs. Cassell, Petter and Galpin announce

prietors appear resolved that no exertion shall

be wanting to make this Atlas the most perfect that they have made arrangements for the publication of a new serial, to be called “Cassell's

of its kind. Their plan appears to be to limit Magazine, " to be published in penny weekly

every edition to a reasonable number, and in

the interval between each issue to look out for, numbers, and in sixpenny monthly parts. It will be illustrated.

and incorporate all new discoveries and modifi

cations of boundaries as they occur, so that Cawls Choral Music is a new serial that deserves a large amount of success.

It is well

any fresh issue of the Atlas will present some

new feature, and keep abreast of the progress printed on good paper, full music size. The Contents of Part I. are—“How Soft the Shades of Geographical Science. of Evening Creep," a part song, the words by

The Flying Dragon, the only Chinese paper Bp. Heber, set to a composition of Henry

printed in this part of the world, has met with Smart's; "In Going to my Dreary Bed," a

so much success that the proprietor has imported madrigal, written and composed by Richard Ed.

a fount of Chinese type. The Dragon contains wardes in 1560; "Now Fie on Love," written

a summary of home intelligence, and carries by Thomas Goffe in 1656, and set to music by

news of our doings and institutions to all the G. A. Macíarren ; Flora

ports of China with which we have connection,

gave me Fairest Flowers," a madrigal, composed by John Wilbye

to the Phillipines and to Japan. Advertisein 1598; and, lastly, an English version of the

ments of English machinery and manufactures "Ave Verum" to Mozart's music. It will there.

are inserted, but they are translated into Chinese, fore be seen that the selection is all of high-class

and by this means are brought within reach of music, much of which will be copyright in itself.

the inhabitants of China, Japan, Siam, Java, The editor, Mr. Henry Leslie, will re-mark the

and all parts of Eastern Asia. In some of these wbole, and thos give a new value to the older

countries the editor tells us European arts and portions by adapting them to modern usage.

machinery are eagerly discussed. The Kings of

Siam are most anxious to improve their subjects The first part of Cassell's Illustrated Book of by introducing Western Arts and Education. Sacred Poems also appears this day under the The great Daimio-Princes of Japan are all more editorship of the Rev. Robert H. Baynes, accom. or less alive to the advantages to be derived from panied by a brilliant impression of Doré's “Crown

the adoption of European methods of warfare of Thorns," from his great Bible. Some of the and commerce. The Chinese are, perhaps, the Ulustrations are excellent. The Dean of Emly, Mr. Alexander, and his wife, are among the chief

most reluctant to adopt new measures, but they contributors

have, however, found that foreign rules, even in

the military art, are better than their own-that That useful little annual, the “ London Catalogue of Periodicals and Newspapers,” has just

foreign rifles surpass the old matchlock—that

shot and shell can be cast, and cannon, too, maite its appearance ; it is one of the most carefully simpiled works of reference with which we

better by foreigners than by themselves. Eviare softainted. But for this we should have

dence of this is supplied by the facts that they no idea where the Last Vials or the Latter Rain

have, under Colonel Gordon, C.B., and Brigadier are to be found ; that there is a Net in Amen

Staveley, submitted to and practised European Coruer; that the Anti-Tea-pot Review is pub

drill--and under Dr. Macartney, have established quarterly; the Earthen Vessel monthly;

lished a shot and shell-foundry at Soochow and and the penny Tailor weekly.

a cannon foundry at Shanghai. They have also There is good news for valentine writers.

begun to print with movable metal type in the Mr. Hotten bas just published St. Valentine's

European manner. Pocket Book, a whole anthology, culled from

Newspapers for New Zealand or Australia, English authors of every age. Authors that

sent via Panama, will in future be liable to the are known, and anthors that are unknown, are

following rates of postage, which must be paid pressed into the service, and compelled to yield

in advance : For each newspaper duly registered

at the General Post Office for transmission their sweets. Most of the specimens are complimentary, but many are just the reverse.

abroad, not exceeding four ounces in weight,

4d. ; above four ounces, and not exceeding halfThe Turks have taken a lesson out of the

pound, 8d. books of their more civilized neighbours; the Chambers's Journal for 1866, a portly volume, authorities at Constantinople, finding the com, ments of the Levant Herald, a newspaper printed

contains a complete novel, by Thomas Speight,

called “ Brought to Light,” and another, "Mirk in English, unpalatable, have instructed their Abbey," by the author of “Lost Sir Massing: gentlernan in black to suspend the publication for berd.” Another, by the author of "Lady Flavia,' å month. The editor, Mr. McCan, has appealed is to run through the early numbers of the preto the English Minister.

sent year ; the title is “ Lord Ulswater.”

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OUR NATURAL INSTRUCTORS. -The Scotch Mr. Murray has brought out a comple seem designed by nature to be our instructors. edition of Lord Byron's Works, with all tł If a man has the good fortune to have been born notes and copyright matter, for three shilling on the other side of the Tweed, his instinct is, and sixpence in cloth, or half-a-crown not to stay there, but to cross for the purpose of paper. advancing the interests of Englishmen. Not only A shilling edition of Byron is announced h does he exhibit this philanthropy in commercial Mr. Dicks, uniform with his shilling Shakspeare affairs, but he displays it equally in science and First, it will be issued in penny numbers. Part literature. He is as ready to show us how to contains 64 closely-printed crown 8vo. pages, si write, and speak, and think, as he is to show us illustrations, and a portrait, of the author. how to turn a penny.

The education of the Messrs. Macmillan have added the poetica human mind, particulary of the English mind, is, works of Sir Walter Scott to their *Glob he believes, his forte. Nor is this assumption Library ;' it is edited by Mr. F. T. Palgrave. fictitious. He really supposes his pretensions to Books WANTED.—We agaiu have to warn ou be based on fact; and when he arrives among subscribers that no notice will be taken of thei us, his allies who have preceded him are equally lists of “Books Wanted" unless the rules lai credulous with respect to his merits. So loud and down be observed :--1. No list should contain so emphatic, indeed, are testimonies adduced more than five books, with the name, making in his favour, that the public itself is almost com- six lines. 2. The books must not have been pelled to take the estimate laid before them. At advertised for in any other publication, non one time it was thought that Jeffrey was the great recently in this. 3. Books advertised for or critic of English literature; that Reid and Stewart, special subjects, e.g., Any Work on Animal and Browne were our only great philosophers ; Magnetism" -or“ catalogues wanted;" also, any that M'Culloch was the only authority on politi- excess of the number, or those that have been cal economy; and that Sir William Hamilton was advertised for before, must be paid for at the rate the most eminent metaphysician that had ap- of sixpence a line. Lastly, lists must be received peared above our horizon. And not only for the not later than the 26th of the month. We repeat sight shed by such elevated studies as were pro- this caution, as, notwithstanding the notice in fessed by these men are we indebted to Scotland : last BOOKSELLER, several lists have been received we have to thank them for turning their atten- which, not being in conformity with our rules, tion to subjects usually considered of smaller have been omitted. importance. Just as we are assured they speak Mr. John Timbs has just completed his fortieth the English language, with the proper accentua- yearly volume of Facts in Science and Art. The tion and modulation of voice, only at Inverness, first eleven under the title of the “Arcana of and some other remote towns in Scotland, so are Science and Art ;" the others under the present we told to believe that the Scottish intellect is title of the “ Year-book of Facts. We wish the most trustworthy criterion with respect to some one with sufficient influence would repreEnglish education. The works published in sent to the proper authorities how hard Mr. Scotland for the use of schools are so extremely Timbs has laboured in the cause of education, and numerous, and treatises on arithmetic, on gram. in the dissemination of useful knowledge. Were mar, and on English literature, are compiled such a course taken, we feel sure an honourable in such abundance, that we begin to think there pension would be granted him. must be some institution in the North for turning WRITING INK. —Not being good writers, we out the works on the principle of division of generally find something amiss with our pen, or labour. Reference to our list of educational the paper, or the ink, and lay all the blame of works will fully exemplify our meaning.

our bad copy on one or other of the articles A WELL PRINTED BIBLE. - Mr. Mackenzie, named. To-day we have no fault whatever to of Glasgow, has printed a small number of what find with the ink,pas we have been making exhe calls his “Hundred Guinea Edition" of the periments with some specimens of Houssard Holy Scriptures; an edition with which his name Jonquet's, forwarded for the purpose by the will always be associated. It is the most sump- London Agents, Messrs. Peel and Co. The tuous and best printed Bible ever produced in

first is called Encre noire Anglaise à Copier." this country. The size is Atlas Folio, the type This we can speak of very highly; it flows easily used is a beautiful, sharp-cut great primer, set from the pen, and even deposits itself over slightly up in two columns, with two narrow central greased parts of the paper. We have not tried columns of references, a thick red border line is the experiment, but the proprietor says that printed outside the text, the paper made use of several copies of a letter written with it may be is very thick, made specially by Dickenson, taken in the press. No. 2, stoel pen writing costing, we believe, as much as fourteen pence fluid, writes blue, and turns black afterwards; a pound. Twelve copies only have been printed, appears to possess no advantage over Stephens's, and the probability is that whenever a copy to which it bears a great resemblance. No. 3, turns up for sale it will fetch some fabulous Encre Violette Carmine ; this is an ink which price.

may be recommended as pleasant to use, and as We have to thank Messrs. W. H. Smith and a novelty, it turns almost black as it dries, and Son for an exceedingly useful table, showing may also be used as a copying ink. Apart from the selling prices of works, sale price for the any excellence it may possess, there will be a same, and what each volume nets after the odd large demand for it on account of its novelty. copies, with five, ten, or fifteen per cent. have No. 4, is a common black ink, “Encre Noire been deducted. We do not know whether copies double,” neither better nor worse than our of the table are for sale.

ordinary best black. No. 5, Encre Bleu, is a The severe frosts during the past month, for bright colour, but suits a quill better than a the first time since the opening of railway com- steel pen. No. 6, Encre Rouge, a brilliant red. munication, put a stop for several days to the very limpid, one of the brightest coloured inks postal communication between this country and we have seen. No. 7, and last, Encre Violet; the continent, and even interfered somewhat this will become a favourite with the ladies-it seriously with the transmission of letters between is pleasant to use and pleasant to the eye, and London and the northern parts of Scotland. possesses the great charm of novelty.

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Among the most recent curiosities of adver- DRAMATIC COPYRIGHT. - Dramatic authors tising is the following, which appears daily in seem to be a difficult class of people to deal the Tires and the other morning journals :- with. Mr. Lacy wrote a farce which he sold ** Setting aside the Penny Papers, the circula- to his landlord–or, rather, gave him-in part tion of the Pall. Vall Gazette already greatly payment of the latter's claim for rent. His exceeds that of any other Daily Journal (Morn- landlord was the proprietor and manager of ing or Evening), the Times alone excepted.” the “ Cabinet," a private theatre in the Euston Fancy the roach saying-“When the salmon, Road; and, when he became possessor of the the grayling, the chub, and the trout are away, farce, he granted permission to Mr. Toole, I am the biggest fish that swims in the river, the Adelphi comedian, to play it. This Mr. the pike alone ercepted !"

Toole did, it appears, in several provincial Captain Jayne Reid appeared before the theatres ; and afterwards Mr. Lacy brought an Commissioners in Bankruptcy on the 10th inst.,

action against him in the Court of Common Pleas to pass his examination and ask for his order of te recover £12, for six 40s. penalties. On the discharge His debts and liabilities were repre

hearing of the case, on the 17th, the landlord sented to amount to £7,490, of which £4,242

put in the following letter, signed by the author, were to secured creditors, and of the balance,

dated, December 12, 1863 :£1,357 were without value. The Captain's

“In anwer to your letter of the 10th instant, assets are thus returned :-Doubtful debtors, I beg to say that I accept the offer you therein | £39; property surrendered to assignees, £755 ; make me, and agree to the conditions you pro

property in the bands of creditors, including a pose for cancelling my debt to you, viz., to let maison called the Ranche (Mexican for country. you

have

my

drama of Doing for the Best' in hoase), at Gerrard's Cross, Bucks; the copyright

discharge of £10 of the sum due, and to furnish of the “Headless Horseman," and other works, you with a little piece in a couple of months in £9.794 On the part of the assignees, the case payment of the balance." submitted presented very favourable features,

Mr. Lacy contended that he meant to give his and it was estimated that a balance of £4,000 landlord liberty only to produce the farce at the would remain, after realization of the property

Cabinet,” and not to allow him to license Qrrendered and in the hands of creditors. Messrs. other persons to play it; but the judge held that Osborne and Stevens, of Uxbridge, opposed, and

the plaintiff's letter was an absolute assignment disputed the statement as to the value of the of the copyright; and the jury, taking the same ** mansion," a3 it was called. Upon examina- view, gave a verdict for the defendant. Authors tirn, the bankrupt stated that there were debts

should be cautious, when they write letters, to of £249 due to him at the time of his bankruptcy.

say just what they mean, and no more; and Vests. Chapman and Hall were amongst his

that the judge was of that opinion is clear, for debtors. Mr. S. 0. Beeton, the publisher, owed he gave the plaintiff leave to “ move the full him £250 ; but he had not entered that, as he Court” to reverse the jury's decision. – On a doubted whether it would be paid. Mr. Brown,

subsequent application for a rule to enter a pablisher of the “ Boys' Journal,” owed him verdict for the plaintiff, it was argued, on his 2100 int literary services; but there had been behalf, that the copyright in a printed book was accommodation transactions between them. assigned in a certain way; but that the Act said About three years ago he commenced building a nothing about the mode in which the right of mansion for his own residence, which was valued representation in a drama should be assigned. ** £7,000, more than the whole of his debts. It was

The Dramatic Copyright Act said, however, leasehold property, held from Brasennose College, that no assignment of the copyright of any book Oxiord, for 80 years, at £25 a year. He had other shall convey a right to perform any piece, or property in the shape of copyrights; also free

musical composition, unless an entry were made hold and leasehold property. He had a riding

at Stationers' Hall, of the express intention of borse, a horse for his brougham, two ponies, a

the parties that such right should pass by such pony carriage, and other horses, when he was assignment. Mr. Justice Keating said that the bankmpt.-- The Commissioner, without calling point was of some importance, and therefore upon the bankrupt's counsel, said that he was of granted the rule. pinion that nothing had been shown to delay

The Government has acceded to the expressed his discharge. The property at Gerrard's Cross desire of the East-enders for a local museum, and was endently of considerable value, and he did has sanctioned the removal of the “Brompton not think the bankrupt was amenable to the Boilers” to a piece of parish ground near Vic. charge of contracting debts without reasonable toria Park. The estimated cost of the removal means of payloent. The accounts had been care- and re-erection of the “ Boilers" is £20,000. It

fully examined, and certitied to be correct; the is understood that there will be no difficulty in | order of discharge was therefore granted. stocking the new East End Museum ; many re

The average circulation of the Daily Telegraph sident gentleman offering the gift or loan of during the past year is stated to have been curiosities, and the authorities of the British 138764. The abolition of the compulsory stamp

Museum and other governmental establishments deprives advertisers of any practical test as to the presenting objects which exist in duplicate. The numbers of daily and weekly newspapers actually

idea of an East End Museum was originally printed.

started by Mr. Barber Beaumont, but in this A fire broke out in Salisbury Square during the country it takes thirty years to mature and night of the 17th, on the premises of an ana- carry into practice any notion, however good, lytical chemist, whereby some damage was done that does not originate with some member of the to the prioting-office and stock of Lloyd's Weekly government or the aristocracy. Varnuper, and the warehouse of Mr. W. Bone, In 1831, the notorious bookseller Carlile was bookbinder.

fined £10 at Guildhall for selling a cotton handBy a fire which took place in Newgate Market, kerchief having an almanack printed on it. The on the morning of Monday, the 21st, some of the defendant pleaded that a recent Act of Parliai

printed stock in the warebouse of Messrs, Virtue, ment, 1 William IV. c. 17, freed all printed publishers, Ivy Lane, sustained damage by water cotton goods from taxes ; but the plea availed

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The Reader has committed suicide-it has such as wish to act correctly, may obtain a copy done so deliberately. For two or three weeks of this Portuary" from Messrs. Parker. The its leading article pointed to this mode of termi- compiler has succeeded in discovering that the nating a painful existence. The Reader was feast of St. Alban should be the 22nd, and not commenced in January, 1863, by some gentle. the 17th of June, but he is disposed to acquit men, who believed that a literary journal, the compilers of the Common Prayer Book of conducted by men of high principle, uninfluenced any other blame than that of “simple inad. by any considerations of trade or profit, criti. vertence,” for committing so serious a crime. cising books solely on the score of their merits It is hard to say how many persons may not or demerits, and irrespective of their source. have been led astray by the oversight, and have could not fail to be successful. The first editor commemorated St. Alban on the wrong day; was Mr. J. Malcolm Ludlow, and the second, by so doing we may infer that their misdirected Professor Masson; they secured as contributors work has been in vain. The author of this a large number of the most erudite men of little work has also just ready a “Portuary the time--but the work did not succeed. Many for the use of the Laity ;” and has had an of the articles were excellent essays upon the English translation of the Sarum Missal in MS. subjects of the works under review, but were for three years. This he will publish as soon as not reviews at all. The writers strove to show a sufficient number of subscribers' names have how much better they themselves could have been enrolled. written, had they attempted the work, and, in proof of this, they appended their names

It will be a cause for regret that Mr. J. E. B. or initials to their articles. The reading public

Mayor has found it necessary to resign the office did not appreciate this style of writing-it

of University Librarian at Cambridge, the reason required information about the books themselves

given being "that there is not any recognised -facts, not opinions. This disgusted the pro

sphere of activity for the Librarian.” He also jectors of the Reader, and, after losing a con

considers that the Librarian ought to be entrusted siderable sum of money, they retired from the

with the liberty of purchasing books without field, leaving the work in the hands of a more

obtaining the previous sanction of the Syndicate. mercenary class of men. It several times after- Messrs. Blackie and Son announce that they wards changed hands, and, having ceased to will shortly publish an English Dictionary, have either influence or circulation, there was at Etymological, Pronouncing, and Explanatory, last no other course open to the latest proprietor, for the use of schools, by John Ogilvie, LL.D., than that which has just been taken.

editor of the “Imperial” and the “Student's” Mr. Theodore Martin, the intimate friend and Dictionaries. They have also in the press “ A con frère of the late professor Aytoun, and joint Digest of Nautical Terms ; or, Naval Terms and author of the “Bon Gaultier" ballads, is busily Phrases, old and new, registered and explained. engaged upon a biography of the deceased. It Compiled, during service in every rank of the will contain copious selections from his corre- Royal Navy, by the late Admiral Henry Smyth, spondence, and will probably be published during F.R.S., F.RA.S., F.R.G.S., &c., and edited the summer.

by Vice-Admiral Sir Edward Belcher, C.B., We perceive that the long-promised volume

F.R.A.S., F.R.G.S., &c." by Mr. Thomas Purnell, entitled “Literature A second edition of Mr. Nathaniel Holmes' and its Professors," is at length announced by essay on the “Authorship of Shakspeare” has Messrs. Bell and Daldy, as “ready." We pro- been issued by Messrs. Hurd and Houghton, of pose to notice this volume at some length in our New York. In January, 1856, an article ap. next, feeling sure that all who are interested in peared in "Putnam's Magazine," in which donbts the æsthetics of literature will gladly welcome were thrown on the generally-accepted fact that its appearance.

Shakspeare was the author of the plays and London Society for this month is capital ; it is poems attributed to him ; and it was somewhat very properly a Valentine number, and will fur. positively intimated that Lord Bacon's was the nish abundant means, of conversation between real hand by which the said plays and poems gentlemen who send and ladies who receive had been penned. This ingenious theory created billets-doux containing flaming hearts, Hymen's some little discussion among the critics of the torches, or Cupid's archery.

day, but it was almost universally pronounced to The discussion respecting the alteration made be untenable. This article was found to have in the “Christian Year,” after Mr. Keble's death, been written by Miss Delia Bacon, who in the has not yet come to an end; the executors following year published her speculations, under appear to feel that they have no discretionary the title of “The Philosophy of the Plays of power, but must obey their trust to the very Shakspeare Unfolded,” with a preface by letter. This is much to be regretted, as there Nathaniel Hawthorne. But, meanwhile, Mr. can be little doubt that the usefulness of the Holmes had his attention directed to this temptbook will be impaired.

ing theme ; and, considering the fact that no The French are introducing the word boot-jack scrap of Shakspeare's actual writing—other than into their vocabulary : dry toast is becoming an

his will and his signature to various legal docuarticle of daily cons

onsumption, and they are ments-has come down to us, and the remarkable trying to find some eqnivalent for toast-rack. silence of contemporary writers as to his manuThe French jaws bend more readily to the toast script plays and poems, he has arrived at the conthan to its English name.

clusion that Shakspeare was rather the editor of The Portuary Kalendar, for 1867, is a little other men's works than an original author; and work, deserving notice on account of the that to Bacon must be given the palm. This solemn silliness of its compiler, wbo appears theory, which is both an enlargement and a conto be in the communion of the Church of England, densation of Miss Delia Bacon's notion, he sub- į but to have very mediæval proclivities. The

mits to "the consideration and judgment of the compilers of the Prayer Book were guilty of general jury of candid readers," in a thick and gross negligence and carelessness," he says, in by no means unattractive volume, printed at the not preparing a kalendar worthy of the name, celebrated Riverside Press, near Cambridge, but, fortunately, we are now set right; and Massachusetts.

COPYRIGHT.–The re-hearing of the case be- Mr. R. H. Major, who is well known as an tween liessrs. Wood and Boosey came on at the authority on the history of navigation and all Court of Queen's Bench on the 12th inst. The matters connected with geography, has been aporiginal action was for the alleged infringement pointed Keeper of the Maps and Charts of the of the copyright in the pianoforte score of British Museum ; and Mr. Charles Rien, ProNicolai's opera the “Merry Wives of Windsor." fessor of Persian at University College, has been The plaintiff was nonsuited, and he now moved promoted to the post of Keeper of the Oriental to set aside the noosnit and have a verdict MSS, in the national collection. entered in his favour. The opera was produced Louis Rochford, of Dalston, described as a in Berlin in 1849, and in the following year the printseller and picture-frame dealer, was fined representative of the composer, now deceased, £50 and £4 4s. costs, at the Worship-street assigned his score to Mr. Wood, the plaintiff, police court, on the 20th inst., for having which assignment was registered at Stationers' “knowingly sold twenty printed copies of two Hall, pursuant to the International Copyright prints, the property of Mr. Henry Graves.” Act. Mr. Boosey employed M. Bresler to make a

The prints

so pirated were respectively entitled, pianoforte arrangement of the overture and "Train up a child in the way he should go, principal airs in the opera, which arrangement and “ Ordered on Foreign Service ;" the title of

he published. The Lord Chief Justice, in deliver- the latter on the spurious copies being altered to 1 ing judgment, said --" The question was whether that of “The Soldier's Destiny." In each case

the requirements of the Copyright Act had been the pirated copies were of German manufacture. complied with. It had been admitted that the Dr. Manning, Catholic Archbishop of Westpianoforte arrangement, the subject of the action, minster, has written to one of the newspapers had not been made by Otto Nicolai, the composer denying a statement that he is connected, either of the opera, and further, that it had not been directly or indirectly, with the Westminster published until after Nicolai's death. They had Gazette, a new Roman Catholic journal; or

then to consider whether the arrangement was that he has ever written a line in its columns. | the work of Nicolai op of M. Bresler, by whom A subscription has been commenced for the

it had been actually made. If it were the work purpose of presenting a testimonial to Mr. George of the latter, then the defendant was entitled to Glenny, who has passed a long life in the praisejudgmeat, the name of M. Bresler not appearing worthy attempt to improve the gardens and gar oa the registry, and the plaintiff not having the dening of rich and poor. Her Majesty has sent a Copyright of his work. It had been contended donation of fifty pounds, and we trust that the that in effect, although not in fact, the arrange

effort will be successful. Mr. Glenny is now Dent was the work of Nicolai, being founded

in his 73rd year. upon the opera which had emanated from his We hear that the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, mind, and had been the offspring of his musical the distinguished American clergyman, and genins. That was, no doubt, an ingenious way brother to Mrs. Stowe, is engaged to write for of patting it; but every one acquainted with Bonner's Ledger, a New York paper of large Lazic knew that it was no ordinary matter to circulation, and that he has a retaining fee of make an arrangement such as that referred to 25,000 dollars, or $5,000. Possibly--though from the full score of the opera. To do so re- the news would astonish some people-Mr. quired musical attainments of a high order. It Spurgeon or the Rev. Mr. Binney, would not seemed to him impossible for any musician, object to write for the Daily Telegraph or however eminent as a composer or an executant, Weekly Dispatch at the same rate. with the original score of an opera before him, The Daily News, of January 15, understands to play from it on a separate instrument. The that “a new political and literary paper, to ese and mind would be unable to bring the whole be called The Chronicle, will shortly make its before them for the purpose. The arrangement

appearance among our weekly contemporaries. from the opera was a work that required not Its origin is due to persons connected with the caly time and reflection, but great skill, and he late Home and Foreign Review, the principal could not bring his mind to consider that such contributors to which will form part of its staff. an arrangement as that in question was, or Its politics will be frankly.liberal, and its should be regarded as, other than a substantive and separate work. To hold that it was not

literary department will include a systematic

criticism of all the leading publications in this would, he thought, lead to serious consequences.

country and abroad.” It must, therefore, be taken that the arrangement was the work of M. Bresler, and his name

A portrait has been published in an illustrated 65 appearing in the register, the action could

sporting, paper" by permission of Sir Richard Dot be maintained. It was not necessary in the

Mayne," of **Stephens, the Fenian Head Centre."

The portrait represents the great political bogey present case to decide the other point raised as to the address of Mr. Wood not appearing on

as a rather good-looking, benevolent man of the register ; but he was inclined to think

that

fifty, with a long beard, and a somewhat bald

head. Mr. Stephens says, that after his escape such was not necessary in the case of an assignee, although it clearly was in the case of an original

from gaol he remained some time in Ireland, and proprietor. Under all the circumstances, the

owes his escape partly to the attachment of

friends, but more than all to the fact of his never rule to set aside the nonsuit must be discharged. This would not, however, prevent the plaintiff,

having had his portrait taken till after he got to

America. with fresh evidence, trying his right should the Mr. Goldwin Smith has delivered his promised copyright in other portions of the work be in- series of lectures on the Political History of Innged." From this judgment it will be seen England, at the Town Hall, Manchester. Be. that great precision is necessary.when publishers ginning with “John Pym and the Parliamentary make an entry at Stationers Hall. The Head Mastership of the Birmingham and

Struggle against Charles the First,” and thence Edgbaston Proprietary School, lately vacated

passing to Cromwell and the Revolution, he by Dr. Badham, has been conferred on Mr.

professed to Pitt, and the events and causes which Robertson, Rector of the Inverness Royal

have led to the civilization of England under Victoria. The lectures will, no doubt, be shortly

Academy.

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