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1 SOUTH WALES TIDE TABLE.

Family Notices

j TO CORRESPONDENTS.

SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1872.I

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NEWPORT SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION.

LOCAL LAW CASE.

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ART CRITICISM Mr. Ruskin is in a very bad temper. At least he was in that unhappy frame of mind on the 23rd of Jane, when he wrote the following lines from Venice, for pub- lication in the current number of Fors Clavigera — I can't write this morning, because of the accursed whistling of the dirty steam-engine of the omnibus for, Lido, waiting at the Quay of the Ducal Palace for the dirty population of Venice, which is now neither fish nor flesh, neither noble nor fisherman-cannot afford to be rowed, nor has strength nor sense enough to row itself; but smokes and spitS: up and down the piazzetta all day, and gets itself dragged by a screaming kettle to Lido next morning, to sea-bathe itself into capacity for more tobacco." That is a pretty handsome burst for 4 gentleman whose disposition ought to be softened by the con- templation of the beautiful. Overleaf, however, Mr. Raskin begins again, thus- This miserable mob, which has not brains enough to know so much as what o'clock it is, nor sense enough so much as to go aboard a boat without being whistled for likeMogs, choking the sweet sea air with pitch-black smoke, and filling it with entirely devilish noise, which no properly bred human being could endure within a quarter of a mile of them—that so they may be suffici- ently assisted and persuaded to embark, for tLe washing of themselves, at the Palace Quay." Curiously, as we find from another note, Mr. Ruskin was still at Venice next day. Perhaps the fit of dys- pepsia had gone off.

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