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THE ARTS, LITERATURE, &c. AMONGST books which have lately been introduced we might mention Man's Age in the World according to Holy Scripture and Science." By an Essex Rector. "More about Farm Lands." By the Author of "Ploughing and Sowing," and others. Edited by F. Digby Legard, M.A. "Ice Caves of France and Switzerland a Narrative of Subterranean Explora- tion." By the Rev. G. F. Browne. History of the Viceroys of Ireland; with Notices of the Castle of Dublin and its Chief Occupants in Former Times." By J. T. Gilbert, Esq. His Royal Highness Prince Alfred comes of age on the 6th of August, and we observe that a portrait of the Prince (by permission, after a recent photograph by Mr. May all), printed on toned paper and suitable for framing, is announced to be presented gratuitously with the number of Cassell's Family Paper" which will be published on the 2nd August. In this number, being the first number of the second volume of this popular periodical, will be commenced a new novel, entitled "Bound to the Wheel," by the author of Guy Waterman's Maze." MR. J. MCGILCHRIST, who appears to have de. voted his attention to biographical literature, has not only given us a striking life of Palmerston, which at the election time sold freely, but has since brought out a handsome little volume, with photographs by Ayling, illustrative of the life and character of Richard Cobden; and the author has, in a very, re- markable manner, pictured the virtues of this peace- hero, and leaves us to suppose that such a man had no vices. MR. BRANGWIN, an English architect, hag obtained the prize offered by the Belgian Guild of St. Thomas and St. Luke for the best design for a parish church. A PIECE of antique church plate of remarkable exe- cution has just been discovered at Toulon in pulling down an old Roman building. It consists of a vessel for holy water suspended by chains to a holy spirit with extended wings, the whole being in massive silver repoussS. This work of art belongs to the earliest age of Christianity. THE very ingenious plan submitted by M. Janicot, a Paris architect, for a construction to serve' the two- fold purpose of a covered area for military evolutions and for the Universal Exhibition in Paris of 1867 is under consideration. M. Janicot proposes to sustain a roof extending over half the area of the Champs de Mars (about fifty acres), by means of one central tower and a series of iron ties. The plan has been favourably entertained by the Imperial Commission of the Uni- versal Exhibition. A RETURN to an order of tno ot Commons concerning treasure-trove, informs us that some articles have been, between March 1st, 1864, and May 10th last, claimed by the Crown, and states how the finders have been recompensed. A gold coin found at Tiong Crendon,Buckinghamshire, of the estimated value of £3, was retained for the British Museum, and.£2 of the estimated value paid to the farmer on whose ground it was discovered; we trust the remaining £ 1 went to the finder.62 gold coins were found in an earthern jar at Stockeston, Leicestershire; thay were esti- mated at .£58 value; five were granted to the lord of the manor on payment of their value, ten were presented to the Leicester Museum; the value of the coins was paid to the fincler.-6,000 silver pennies, temp. Henry the Third, were found at Eccles, Man- chester, of unknown value; these were delivered to the Duchy of Lancaster, according to Royal grant by charter.-760 silver pieces found at Holwell, Newark, worth X15, are undisposed of.—5 gold pieces, foundat Wimborne, valued at 416 17s., were retained for the British Museum; their value was paid to the finders. The Archaeological Institute have now completed the arrangements for their congress at Dorchester. The inaugural meeting will be held on August 1 in the Town-hall, when the usual congratulatory addresses will be presented, and afterwards the antiquities of the town will be visited under the direction of the Rev. C. N. Bingham. On Wednesday, after a paper by Mr. Barnes on "Ancient Dorset," and another by Professor Willis, on Sherborne Abbey Church," an excursion will be made to Maiden Castle. On Thurs- day, Sherborne will be visited, when Professor Willis, president of the architectural section, will accom- pany visitors in an examination of the Abbey Church, after which they will be entertained at Sherborne Castle by Mr. Wingfield Digby^ On Friday, the Dean of Chichester will read a menioir of Cardinal Morton; Mr C. T. Newton (President of the section of anti. quity) will read a paper on Phoenician Art and Professor Willis will discoiurse on <GastonAbbey The excursion to Wareham, and Corfe Castle, and Wimborne Minster will take place on Saturday. On Mondav the 7th, Athelhampton and Milton Abbey, Bingham, Melcombe, and Walters ton • On the 8th, the general concluding meiChlmWf' The reception-room will be the Counoil Chamber in the Town-hall. The meetings of sectl0^ be held in the Town-hall. The miiseams of kwal antiquities will be farmed at the infants' school-room, where the conversazione will be held. —♦

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