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atwut tlte WutUi. j Here is an interesting extract from tfce Life ot J. K. j Brunei, written by kis son::â I I have passed Sallusc some time, but I am sorry to say I did not read all, as Dr Morell wished me to get into another class. I am at present reading Terence and Horace. I like Horace very much, but not as much as Virgil. As to what I am about, I have been making half-a-dozen boats lately, till I have torn my hands to pieces. I have also taken a plan of Ho-, c, which is a very amusing job. I should be very muck obliged to you if you would ask papa (I hope he is quity well and hearty) whether he would lend me his long measure. It is a long eighty-foot ttpe he will know what I mean. I will take tare of it. for I want to take an exact plan, though this is pretty exact I think. I have also been drawing a little. I intend to take a view of all (about five) the principal houses in that great town Hove. I have already taken mJ or two. From the reports already received it is much to be feared that the scientific observation of the total eclipse of the sun â OH the 22nd of December, ao; a whole. has not proved a very great success. Around the chief point of observation in. the island of Sicily the weather was ex- tremely unfavourable, but notwithstanding this some sub- stantial results have been obtained. Mr Loekyer, the leader of the Sicilian detachment, briefly reports that the American observations of last year are confirmed. The Spanish detachment had exceptionally bad weather. The corona was seen for nearly three minutes con- siderably over the duration of totality but the clouds seem to have destroyed all chance of detecting any except atmospheric polarisation. The observations with the spectroscope were also greatly interfered with, and the best instrument was'rendered entirely useless. At Areas the observers had better fortune, and at Xeres, the station of the American expedition, there was a break in the clouds which lasted somewhat more than half of totality. Lor,l Lindsay's party, who went near Puerto, on the mainland opposite Cadiz, seem to have had the most favourable weather, and they obtained some good photo- graphs and pictures of the con'na. The Algerian party, according to report, set-in to have been quite excluded by he clouds. The New York papers report a lecture by Mr Emerson on the Early Puritans. In closing his remarks, Mr Emerson referred to England and to American relations with England. He said- Kngland has a great deal of cheap wit upon America. he dislikes our manners, gives us kiiid council, and is often quite right in her criticisms; we make the same ourselves. But is this the real opinion of England which we read in the London Times, Punch, an,1 other journals? I think not. I rather choose to read liritish opinion maiulyîn the immense immigra- tion (,f English penplt to these shores, the immense commerce that is carried on between London anil New York, the immense investment of liritish capital in this country. (Applause.) The American sits secure in the possession of his vast domain, sees its inevitable force unlocking itself in elemental order day by day and year by year, looks from his eoal-tields, his wheat-bearing prairies, his gold mines to his two oceans on either side, regards with security not only the annexation of English colonies, but -the annexation of England. ¡!Treat appl:lI!.sO.) En;Iand hn" long been the cashier of the world, but the English merchant must soon pass from India by the Pacific 'Kailro.rd, and must make his exeliames in New York. This is lint a type of many â¢other changes. AW' read without pain what they say to the ad- vantage of England and to the disadvantage of America, for are we not the "Percy is tut the facta' good my Lord." (i,zi,i,liter.) England has made herself the founder of her coloniesâeducating the native population in good schools, putting them in good employment, aiming to put them in a con- dition to tend their own affairs. England should say, "Go; I have given you English etiuality, English lawu. manners, and customs; de-Anglicise yourselves if you can." We see for our- selves that her own foreign interest is to assure herself at all times of the friendly relations of America, which is one with her by speech, by religious equality, and by equal civilisation. In all the dangers which are likely to threaten her from other nations, America is sure to sympathise with her, and extend a protection as noble to bestow as to receive. It i4 vaiia to hope that Mr Cardwell's critics will be- lieve in anything he says or does, but the following state- ment which lie gives in a letter to Mr Gladstone, with respect to the number of breechloaders in store, may help to caltn the fears of some timid souls Jsnider rifles and carbines: â At home stations Oil the 8thof August, ls70. 231,240 At foreign stations, including India, by the htest accounts f.3,039 Total number of Snider arms in store.. 234,279 Carbines and muskets of other descriptions â At liouie stations 1G 500 At foreign stations 'l44 300,923 Why will many French sympathizers in this country persist in making themselves ridiculous or offensive? They have a cause for which a good deal may be said, and with which a large number of thoughtful men sympathize; but it is enough to drive ordinary men to the other side to hear Mr Merriman and his friends. At the recent meet- ing in London, we read Sir Men iman proposed that Mr Gladstone should go forward and bursting the trammels of precedent, should declare to the relatives of the ^ueeu that they should be shut out from her social communion, and that Buckingham, Windsor and the other palaces should be closed to them if thev refused to show sympathy with the suffering French people. That is the ludicrous side. At the same meeting the fol- lowing offensive conversation passed ° Dr Kenealy, Q C., in supporting the resolution said he wished the French had hanged ten Prussian soldiers for one Franc-tircur. A VoiceâBetter hang the wooden-headed King. Br KenealyâWell, I would not be sorrv to see him on the gallows. (Oh. and cheers.) The speaker then referred to the sinking of English ships at Havre, and exclaimed, "Oh, for one hour of Chatham, Nelson, or Cromwell "â(cheers)âadding that when the facts of this affair became known there would be -Teat indignation excited throughout the length and breadth of the land, because our Government had made no remonstrance. A VoiceâLet us sink sixty Prussian ships. (Laughter.) Dr Kenealy I wish you were Prime Minister,'sir, to do it. (Laughter.) Now the factâwhich Dr Kenealy, as a lawyer, ought to have knownâis, that the Prussians acted legally in sink- ing the ships We are almost all beginning to wish the Germans would follow: higher motives than ever actuated any nation, and moderate their demands but this un- reasonable advocacy will alienate rather than win the sympathies of England for Frtnee. The style in which the Standard writes is not much better. France mi "lit be an Arcadia, from the following description We might expatiate upon the absurdity and injustice of Mon- ifving Paris with Fianceâas much of an absurdity and an in- justice as if we were to persist in identifying England with London, or America with New Yorkâand we mightâwe say it regretfully-contrast the life of provincial France with the life of provincial England dismally to the disadvantage of our own favoured country. In no other region of the habitable globe are there purer ideals of domestic existence and family virtue to be met with than in France. Only let us set in juxta-position the atmosphere in which the French labourer or mechanic and the English representative of the same order have their being. Large capitals can never be Edeiis of puritv. Their life is and must be more or less artificial What Paris'is other capitals are and worse wIllIe to the provincial life of France there cIiii, something of delicacy and refinement which we mav look for Tu vain elsewhere. Now that conservatism is throwing John Bull over, and holding France up as a model, what a fate must be ours This war seems as fatal to common sense here, as it is to human life over the water. Witness these ravings about France, and the disgraceful clamour about war and war- like armaments which we have heard of late. We are apt to imagine that the spectacle of a dissenting clergyman preaching in a Church of England pulpit is a novel one but the last century was not a!to:'eth"r out these encouraging signs of corning union]'' The Rev- Andrew Fuller, a well-known Baptist divine, ,,ive. Dr Ryland an account of how he came to preach in Bray- brook Church. A young man who was dead had ex- pressed a wish that Mr Fullei should preach his funeral sermon, and the chapel was too small. A proposal made by Mr Fuller in pleasantry, that the church might be lent,_ was seriously taken up, and the clergyman was applied to. Mr Fuller's narrative continuesâ I have no objection,' said the old man (who is a "ood-tem- pered man, but lies under no suspicion of either evangelical sentiments or of being righteous over-much), 'if it could be done with safety but I reckon it would be unsafe.' Mr B. took this for an answer in the negative. But the same day the old clergyman rode over to Harborouizh, and inquired, r suopose of some attorney. He was told no ill consequences would follow towards him if any, they would fall upon me. He hen cme back, and, jusc before the funeral, told Mr B. what he had learned, I do not wish Mr F. to injure himself: but, if he chooses to run the hazard, he is welcome to the church- Mr B. told me tlils. We then carried the corpse up to the church, and the old man went through the service out ,,{ doors It was nearly dark, very cold and damp and about five hun- dred or six hundred were gathered together. The meeting- house would not hold above one hundred, and I should have taken a great cold to have been abroad. I did nnt helieve the at- torney s opini.'ii toa they could hurt me, unless it were through the clergyman. r, therefore, went up to him, thanked him For his offer, and accepted it. He stayed toheArnw i, r ,⢠truly say I aimed and longed for his salvation Aft' he shook hands with me before all the people saving T ? you, sir, for your serious pathetic discourseMX :f,hank sequences will befall either thee or me.' Next ,Tr â¢j}} câ¢- him some miles on my way home. 'I like chari'tv s-iirl^Y Christians should be charitable to one another.' f 'i. V(. ,lp j nothing since, and expect to hear no more about it "eam The Liverpool Town Council, as became the rulinTbodv in a great city, devoted much time and expenditure of parochial eloquence, last week, to the important questionâWhether or not a Mayor of Liverpool would be degrading himself to dine publicly with the scavengers of the borough ? Mr J. G. Livingston thinks it would be a dangerous thing for him to patronize such humble crea- tures as scavengers "officially." It would "let in the thin end of the wedge," and be the beginning of that levelling period when labouring men can dine with Lord Mayors without feeling overjoyed. Happily, for the credit of the Liverpool Town Council, all the members are not so snobbish. At the meeting in question, a former Mayor (Alderman Dover), in a spirited speech, vindicated the countenance "f the scavengers, saying that to elevate thewor^ng classes those above them must mix with them. ine day oefore he had entertained the scavengers he had entertained the Grand Jury, and he did not feel elevated by the presence of the latter, or lowered by that of "he former, nor did he feel that the office of -Nfalvor was degraded by association with deserving working men Ihe trial of the Norwich petition alms another bW at »f* -a&J can W Mcum) in .p.ietoS' strange instance of the conservatism f W A contemporary says-- OUr 111:ititutions. At the last election there was a meeting of t mitteeof Ku-ssell and Tdlctt, to arrange means } J0int show of hands. Great stress was placed on the shoVoTfem IG although, tor our own part, we could never see that it i a anyone but timorous people, who preferred to stayVI'lflue!iml the day of an election rather than run the risk of gkting'their heatis broKcn by a lured in,.1. of rnffi uis. At this meeting v- W. Russell an 1 Mr T.Uett attended, but it does not appear^ the evidence that the hitter took any part in the discussion. Mr Coak, a solicitor, in the course of his evidence on Friday, said that when the question of the show of hands came on for (lis- cussion. Sir W Russell said, It is a serious matt?,-whatdoes it involve I AVituc-si, wita one eye steadily fixed on the monev consideration, and the other firmly closed to the le-al view of the question, frankly admitted that at other elections it ha l cost t ,o or -40. t Sir W. Russell was not thinking of money, and asked .t it were .egal, whereupon the legal adviser of the com- mute*; (Mr Coals; declared that "it would not void the seat'- TMW? there?''r.e arranged to secure the show of hands." Mr Tillett was .s.tting close to Sir W. Russell when this interesting Con\eis ition toon place. There is, therefore, no doubt that fr? j ksw fer til- proposed expenditure. The question is, is it legal 1 c. fcribottuuu not to vote, "but to show then hands," toss their ca|*s in-he air, and with all the fervour of unbought patriots, to shunt, Snooks for ever," or "Noodle for ever," as the case may be ? Fer-haps, if to buy the show of hands" proves illegal, the ceremony may be itself abolished.

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