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I THE ARTS, LITERATURE, &c. A NATIONAL memorial to the late Captain Speke is to be erected in Kensington Gardens. It is to be massive granite, which will be brought, ready hewn and chiselled into shape, from Scotland, and then be piled up in blocks of different sizes in a pyramidical form to the eight of 34 feet. A MARBLE bust of the Prince of Wales has been placed in the Library of the Middle Temple. It is the gift of Mr. R. H. W. Ingram, of Tots worth-house, Slough, and sculptured by Mr. M. Edwards. The full- length portrait of the Prince of Wales is also to be placed in the library. THE Athenaeum says that one of the mosb extraor- dinary of the many mistakes that present themselves at the National Portrait Exhibition is that which describes No. 906 as portraits of the Cabal Ministry. It is, in fact, neither more nor less than a composition of portraits of musicians-doubtless those attached to the royal court—in their customary uniform dress. WE understand (says a contemporary) that the Lords of the Committee of Council on Education have deeided that the Exhibition of National Portraits at South Kensington will be closed on Saturday, the 18th of August, and that from Monday, the 6th of August, to the close the price of admission will be reduced to < 3d. each person; and children of schools for the poor, accompanied by their teachers, will be admitted on i payment of Is. for every 30 students and one teacher. THE southern transept of the pariah church of Mont. ( gomery, usually known as the" Lymore Chancel," or t Lymore Chapel," is now being restored at the cost of the Earl of Powis, to whom it belongs. This ( curioua old building contains several monuments of interest, both historical and archfeological. The ( largest is that of Sir Richard Herbert and his wife, I the parents of the first Lord Herbert, of Cherbury, and f of George Herbert, the Doet. I AN extract from the London Gazette, of the 26th ult., I has been published, giving an account of the regula- tions respecting the nature of the rewards and the composition of the juries appointed to the Paris Universal Exhibition, 1867. By this it appears that .£32,000 will be given in prizes, awarded by inter- national juries; of this sum ^81,000 is appropriated to the arts section in seventeen grand prizes of £ 80 each, thirty-two first prizea of £ 32 each, forty-four second prizes of £ 20 each, and forty-six third prizes of < £ ltj each. The distribution of the above will take place on the 1st of July next. Jurymen may compete for these awards. DURING the restoration of Barnstaple Church some singular discoveries have been made. Over the north arch of the tower, behind some boarding and under two coats of plaster, was found a mural painting in blaok outline, of which portions of three figures only could be preserved, owing to its mouldering state. They represent a queen and king crowned, supporting a hawk on his left hand-an emblem of nobility. When this discovery was first made, portions of other figures were visible, two or three on the left hand, and what has been called a negro on the right. Partly from the dress, and the long pointed shoe on one of the figures, it is supposed to date from the 14^h century. The subject undoubtedly represents the Last Jvidgracsit, interesting examples of which were of frequent occur- rence in Engliah churches daring the 14th century. ONE of the latest announcements of interest to collectors of Shakespeareana is a small volume of essays entitled Shakespeare's Delineations of In- sanity, Imbecility, and Suicide," written by Dr. A. O. Kellogg, assistant physician of the State Lunatic Asylum, Utica, New York. Part I. treats of the insane -Lear, Hamlet, Ophelia. &o. Part IL of the imbe- oiles-Bottom, Malvolio, Pistol, Bardolph, Nym, Dog- berry, Launce, Caliban, &o. Part III. of suicide- Othello, &c. These esaaya seek to exhibit a phase of the intellectual character of the groat dramatist which has been little considered hitherto. He might have added to the book a treatise on those who have been rendered insane by Shakespeare, and of the insane efforts to distinguish that in him that there is not—to make him out a tailor, a seaman, a lawyer, a. physi- cian, &c. 'C.

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