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WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 1872. .


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THE COPENHAGEN EXHIBITION. An exhibition has just been opened at Copenhagen, by the King of Denmark, which seems from all reports to bo very creditable for the little country which organised it. The building erected for tho purpose, but destined to survive the few summer months, and to be converted into a permanent institutibn, has found its placo in tho largest and most important of the four passages connecting the inner -town with the suburbs. It is placed in the Western Passage, close to the re- nowned pleasure ground, the Tivoli, partly on the even ground and partly in what was until two years ago a portion of the ditch. The four wing3 of the main building enclose a glass-covered court, upon which all the four storeys of surrounding galleries open, and in this large space, where all the lions of tho Exhibition have been collected in picturesque variety, the opening solem- nity was performed. The inner Court lying a goad deal detper than the principal entrance from the street, the hall or vestibule leuds to a double fliglit of descending stairs, forming between them a broad platform, with a balustrade, flanked by two of Thorwaldsen's master- pieces—Mercury the Argus-killer and Venus with tho apple. From this platform, dominating tha central Court and easily to be secii from all parts of the crowded house, the Royal family assisted at the opening, surrounded on both sides by the members cf the different Committees, the Ministers, the Corps Diplomatique which was present in pleno, the high dignitaries, civil and military, and galaxy of notabilities from all classes. On the arrival of the King a new cantata was sung, written for the occasion, at tho end of the first part of which the Prime Minister made a spcecn to the King, giving a short history of the Exhibition. The King answered with some few words, spoken in a firm and loud voice, i wishing success to the undertaking and prosperity to the arts and industry of tho three Northern kingdoms. The King then declared the Exhibition open, the foun- tains, which had hitherto been diy, began to play as if by magic, "and tlie motionless engines all ovor the large area awoke suddenly to life, mingling the splashing sounds of the water and the busy clatter of the wlieela with the majestic sounds of the psalm with which the cantata concluded, that old tune of A tower of strength is God the Lord." After stopping some time to wander through the building, the Royal party returned to their summer residence, BeiiistorfF Castle. In the evening a dinner was given to tho different Committees and Foreign Commissioners by the Industrial Union of Copenhagen!


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