THE COURT. THE Prince of Wales, accompanied by his Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh ani Prince Teck, and attended by Colonel Kingscote, Major Teesdale, the Hon. C. Carington, and the Hon. E. Yorke, at- tended the Guard mounting parade, at the Horse Guards on Saturday, in honour of her Majesty's birth- day. The Princess of Wales, attended by the Countess of Macclesfield and Lieut.-General Knollys, was also present. The Prince and Princess of Wales and the Duke of Edinburgh were afterwards present at the christening of the infant daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Sutherland, at Stafford-house. His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Denmark, attended by General Kauffmann, Count Danneskjold, and Captain Lund, arrived at Marlborough- house, on a visit to the Prince and Princess of Wales. In the evening their Royal Highnesses went to tne Royal Ttalian Onftra. Covent-Ilarden. THE Prince and Princess of Wales, the Duke of Edinburgh, and the Crown Prince of Denmark, with the Countess of Macclesfield, Major Teesdale, the Hon. E. Yorke, and Count Danneskjold in waiting, attended Divine service at the Chapel Royal, St. James s, on Sundav morning. The Communion Service was read by the Rev. J. V. Povah, the Rev. C. F. Tarver, -and the Rev. Chas. M. Arnold. Mr. Cooper presided at the organ. The sermon was preached by the Rev. J. V. Povah from Gospel of St. John, ch. iii., v. 5. The Duchess of Cambridge, the Grand Duchess of Meck- lenburg- Strelitz, Princess Mary of Cambridge, and Prince Teck attended the service. ON Saturday afternoon, at half-past three o clock, her Majesty the Queen, with their Royal Highnesses Princesses Helena, Louise, and Beatrice, Prince Leopold, and suite, left Windsor Castle for Cliveden- house, the seat of the Dowager-Duchess of Sutherland, near Maidenhead. The Queen was in an open carriage, drawn by four greys, and arrived at Cliveden at half- past four. Her Majesty and the Royal family occupy the main building, an elegant square structure, in the Italian style. The magniifcent drawing-room, thelibrary, drawing-room, and boudoir are en suite, and on a level with the top of the south terrace, from which is obtained a view co-extensive with that from the Terrace at Windsor, of some of the loveliest scenery in England. The members of her Majesty's household and the Royal domestics reside in the east and west wings, the whole of the mansion having been vacated by the Duchess's establishment. THEIR Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales left Marlborough-house on Monday for Titnesa, near Ascot, for the race week. The Prince and Princess were to return to town on the following Saturday. THE 20th birthday of her Royal Highness Princess Helena Augusta Victoria was celebrated at Windsor on Friday, with the customary honours paid to the members of the Royal Family. On the same day her Majesty the Queen gave an entertainment to the wives and children of servants connected with the Royal establishment. About 450 assembled in the spacious orangery at four o'clock in the afternoon, where tea and other refreshments were abundantly supplied. Numerous toys were given to the children, and dancing to the band of the Royal Horse Guards was kept up till eight in the evening, when the happy party broke np#
POLITICAL GOSSIP. A NEWLY. ISSUED Parliamentary return shows that during the command of Vice-Admiral King in the Chinese Seas-between the 24th of June, 1865, and the 18th of February, 1866-71 piratical vessels were captured 30 of these vessels were burnt, and 23 given tip to mandarins. No award of prize-money has yet been made for any of these captures. THE electors of Halifax are about to make a hand- some present of plate to their late representative, valued at £ 1,000. It consists of two soup tureens and stands, together with six dozen silver dmner plates and two dozen soup plates Upon one of thetureena is the following inscription:— 1866. From the electors of Halifax to the Right Honourable Viscount Halifax, G.C.B., in recognition of his high character and of the long service which, as Sir Charles Wood, he rendered to the borough whilst representing it in the House of Commons, from the time of its constitution under the Reform Act of 1832 until the dissolution of Parliament in 1865." Each piece of plate also bears the brief inscription The gift of Halifax," and the arms of the new nobleman's family. THE number of new members returned to the House of Commons since the assembling of the present Par- liament has now been increased to 24. The new mem- bers are :-Lord J. Hay, Ripon; Mr. Candlish, Sun- derland; Mr. R. Arkwright, Leominster; the Hon. G. Denman, Tiverton; the Earl of Brecknock, Breck- nock Mr. M. Wyvill, Richmond Mr. H. A. Herbert, Kerry; Mr. M. Staniland, Boston; Mr. H. Whitmore, Bridgnorth; Sir E. Lechmere, Tewkesbury; Mr. Eckersley, Wigan; Mr. J. Goldsmid, Honiton Mr. J. E. Gorst, Cambridge; Mr. C. Capper, Sandwich; Sir J. Hay, Stamford; the Hon. Mr. Lascelles, North- allerton; Mr. R. Eykyn and Mr. Edwards, Windsor; Mr. Campbell, Helston; Mr. B. Osborne and Lord Amberley, Nottingham; Mr. D. Fordyce, Aberdeenshire, and Lord Eliot and Mr. M. Chambers, Devonport. The Conservatives gained one seatatBridg- north and another at Sandwich, but they lost one seat in Aberdeenshire and two seats at Devonport, so that the Liberals have thus far gained one seat, counting two on a division. On the other hand, a petition is now pending in regard to the late return for Helston, and Mr. Bernal Osborne has hitherto proved himself a very independent politician. Further, there are seats still vacant at Bridgwater by the unseating of Mr. Westropp; at Lancaster by the unseating of Mr. Schneider and Mr. Fenwiok; at Reigate by the un- seating of Mr. Leveson Gower; and at Totnes by the unseating of Mr. Pender. Of these five gentlemen four were Liberals, so that these vacancies reduce the strength of Ministers by three votes. Deducting from this result the previously indicated gain of two, it follows that, comparing May, 1866, with July, 18o5, when the new Parliament was elected, Ministers have lost just one vote out of a majority estimated at frem 75 to 80. IN dusting out a cupboard in a loft of the palace the other day a bust of William II. of Prussia was dis- covered, where it had been thrown during the Revolu- tion. Soap and water having been freely administered, the physiognomy looked quite fresh and comfortable, and as if it had turned up in happy times. The Prussians considered this an important omen that their old Sovereign should have been taken out of the dirt at this moment, and think it augurs that the same srood fortune awaits the reigning Sovereign of Prussia. A MEETING was held last week at Woolwich, with the object of taking such measures as would induce the Government to divide the borough of Greenwich, making the districts of Woolwich, Charlton, and Plumstead into a separate Parliamentary borough. Mr. Hughs, the agent for the Conservative candidate at the last election, presided, and the principal resolu- tion was proposed by Mr. Wilson, well-known as a member of the Conservative party. The Observer savgThe promoters of the meeting were opposed, as several persons present believed it was simply a Conservative 'move,' Sir John Maxwell having had a majority of votes in the districts for which separate representation was now sought. THE unrepresented towns of Yorkshire are exerting themselves to secure the utmost advantage obtainable from the Government Reform Bill. Batley and Heck. mondwike seek to be grouped with Dewsbury, and it is urged that Keighley and the district around it, having altogether a population of about 60,000, should now have independent representation in 1 The Liberals of Dewsbury are taking for granted that their town will be enfranchised, and have already ob- tained a large number of signatures to a requisition to Mr. E. A. Leatham to become a candidate. THE Junior Lordships of the Treasury vacant by the appointment of Mr. Hugessen to be Under- Secretary for the Home Department and the resigna- tion of Col. White, will, says a contemporary, be filled by Mr. Bonham Carter, member for Winchester, and Mr. John Esmond, member for Waterford. Mr. Bon- ham Carter has given excellent proofs of his business capacity during his Parliamentary career, and it is understood that henceforward the departmental busi- ness of the Treasury, which is increasing, will be be divided among the Junior Lords, so as to take some of the heavy weight off the shoulders of the financial secretary. This arrangement will be at once and very materially aided by Mr. Bonham Carter's accession to office. THE third part of the return relative to the election expenses of the several candidates in the United King- dom at the last general election has been issued. It continues the information respecting borough election expenses, commenced in part two, and goes from "Hythe to Southampton." LOUD AMBERLEY and the Solicitor-General for Ireland have been paired-not politically for any event on any bill, but statuesquely, as being the two smallest men in the House of Commons. THE Sunday Gazette says that the statement of the Owl that Sir John Michel is about to give up the com- mand of the forces in Canada is altogether incorrect, and is no doubt founded on the probability that the gallant general may be obliged, owing to private affairs, to seek leave of absence to England shortly. As yet, however, even his temporary withdrawal from Canada is not settled. THE boroughs in England and Wales which have a population of less than 10,000 and more than 8,000, according to the census of 1861-17 in number-are Reigate, Poole, Lewes, Frome, Windsor, Christchurch, Shaftesbury, Tavistock, Wilton, Helstone, Chipping Wycombe, Rye, Malton, Chichester, Stamford, Guild- ford and Haverfordwest (district).
THE ARTS, LITERATURE, &c. __—+ Miss ISA CRAIG has been presented with a testi- monial on resigning her post as assistant secretary of the Social Science Association, on the occasion of her marriage. She has reoeived a silver tea service and salver, the latter beariag the inscription, "To Isa Craig, from her grateful and attached friends of the National Social Science Association, 17th May, 1866." FATHER PROUT, the Globe's Paris correspondent, died some days since in Paris. Every one has a good word to say of him now that he has gone, and what is rare and valuable, none said an unkind thing while he lived. He was witty, learned, an enthusiast in the cause of liberty, political and religious. Mr. C. Dickens gave him his firat appointment as a foreign correspondent, and this able judge of literature sent him away from his country for his country's good, for what appeared in the Globe might be fairly so rated. THE first quarterly section of a valuable work, which is being re-issued with many additional illustrations and improvements, under the title of the Now toned paper edition of Cassell's Illustrated History of England," is now offered to the public. When Messrs. Cassell, Petter, and Galpin com- pleted their popular History of England about two years ago, they placed in the hands of the humblest artisan the opportunity of possessing, at the lowest possible price, a history of his country by names eminent in literature, and affording a guarantee that it would be written in no spirit of political partizanship, but in accordance with the views of the latest standard authorities in English History. The immense success of the publication, and the encomiums of the press, bore ample testimony to its appreciation by the public, while the eulogistic tarms in which it was spoken of by Lord Brougham at the Social Science Congress, must be held as a very valuable testimony to its excellence. The fined toned paper on which the new edition is printed greatly enhances the beauty of the illustrations. Produced professedly, and as far as price is concerned, in reality for the people, it is fit for the library of the gentleman, and will bear favourable comparison with works pub- lished at far higher prices. Such enterprises as this are of very considerable value in the work of education, and in the formation of well-digested political opinions amongst our countrymen. Who would be without the knowledge of the history of his country ? was one of the sayings of Franklin; and if in his time the want of such knowledge was a reproach, what must it be now, when, in such a handsome and elegant form, it is placed within the reach of the humblest apprentice ? SPEAKING of the Royal Academy, the AthenceUm says:-It is worth while to note that a position over a door at the Exhibition has become quite a place of note, such as testifies to the value of the pictures that may be fortunate enough to be hung there. This year, for the honour of the artists to whom that distinction has been vouchsafed, let us point out that of the total number of seven places, which are so dispesable, no fewer than five are occupied by works of merit: 1, Mr. Legros's "Martyrdom of St. Stephen;" 2, Mr. A. Moore's The Shulamite "—these are figure pictures 3, Mr. E. Edwards's "Sunrise;" 4, Mr. H. Moore's Pilot Cutter; 5, Mr. J. C. Robinson's Quirang, Skye." The ceiling litfe, once so strongly objected to, is now a level of honour, for are not M. Daubigny's Moonrise," the Glandovery of Mr. T. Danby, the "Peace of the Valley," by Mr. Anthony, and half-a- dozen more pictures of noble quality in that dis- tinguished position ? A ROMAN sculptor (Antonio Bisetti), who exhibited a statue, Trust in God." at the Dublin Exhibition, complains that during the time it was away a cast was taken of it. IT is said that the month of September is to see the placing of the four lions of Landseer on the pedestal of Nelson at Trafalgar-square. What do they repre. sent? asks a contemporary. We have heard it said that the British lion is the article intended, but in this case we need not fear; the British lion is the only animal of his kind, and stands alone without parallel. WE understand that her Majesty has already given sittings far the portrait to be presented to Mr. Peabody, in acknowledgment of his more than princely gifts for the benefit of the poor of London. THE Edinburgh Museum of Science and Art was opened on Saturday. This building has been erected by means of special and successive grants by Parlia- ment sinoe 1854. The building adjoins, on the west- ward, the Edinburgh University. Capt. Fowke was the architect; Mr. Matheson the practical constructor on the spot of this building; Mr. Gamble has directed the decoration of the interior, in conjunction with Messrs. C. and J. Moxon. IT is thought that this year's exhibition of the Royal Academy will be the last held in the National Gallery, Trafalgar-square, which may account for the number of paintings by eminent artists being so much less this year than in preceding years.
The Reform Question. It is true that Parliamentary Reform is a practical question, and no solution of it can ever be hoped for free from anomalies, but there is no reason why we should perpetuate anomalies which could easily be re- moved, still less why we should create anomalies un- necessarily. The supporters of the Government scheme urge that it can at all events be said of it that it may pass, and this is their strongest argument in its favour. It loses, however, the greater part, if not the whole, of its force when it is added that the bills, if they did pass, would serve only as a makeshift, and that it would soon be necessary to remodel afresh our re- presentative system. No one desires such a result, and it is manifestly the duty of Parliament to make the best possible settlement of Reform now that we have gone so far. If the session be too far advanced to recast the Government scheme, we ought frankly to acknowledge as much, and make up our minds to the consequences; but it would certainly not be too late even now if the good sense of all parties were brought to bear upon the subject. It would be necessary that the Opposition should exchange faction for patriotism, and that the Government should be ready to receive and profit by independent criticism, instead of warning off discussion by threatening to stand or fall" upon some pet combination. Whether it is too much to expect from Parliament such self- denial and patriotism will soon appear; never was there a fairer opportunity for their manifestation, and never would the country welcome more cordially a sincere attempt to settle by mutual concession and compromise this long-contested struggle.—The Times. The Church-rate Question. In England the tests abolition and the admission of Dissenters to the Universities are questions which all sensible Conservatives are glad to have removed out of the way; and the church-rate question is more im- portant still. Every sagacious Tory expectant of office knows full well that he must linger hopelessly in the cold shade of the Opposition benches whilst the constant grievance relating to church matters remains a stumbling block in his way to place or power. The Tories must, therefore, be really grateful to Mr. Glad- stone for his practical device for setting this trouble- some question at rest. Nothing can be more simple or workable than allowmg every man to select whether he will pay church-rates or not; and at the same time providing that only those who pay them shall have a voice in the management of the affairs of the Church. No reasonable Dissenter desires to meddle with Church affairs; he only desires to save his conscience from compulsory contribution; the Dissenters, therefore, Iare glad to accept the relief as it is proposed. The i Tories desire to have it out of the way, with the other questions of the same sort, so both sides are satisfied, and the bill of Mr. Gladstone will probably be passed, and added to the by no means barren results of the session of 1866.-0bserver. Stephens, the "Head Centre," in Paris. Native American sympathy with Mr. Stephens is out of the question. The Irishry of the cities regard him as a hero, and the less scrupulous demagogues of the democratic party may, perhaps, try to turn him and them to political account. But the American people feel towards him as the English people do. Mr. Stephens will receive only such attentions as are prompted by curiosity, and not such as are dictated by respect. The interest felt in him will be that which might be felt in a political Jack Sheppard and a politi- cal Barnum combined-in a clever prison-breaker and a clever charlatan. He has the gifts which impose on maid-servants and on ploughboys, and which seduce turnkeys and policemen from their duties. But these are not the qualities which sway a nation or its states- j men. But we must not be too hard even on Mr. Stephens. He himself is a result of misgovernment. The history of Ireland has made a conspirator of a man whom nature intended for a clever, bustling attorney, fertile in expedients, and not over scrupulous in employing them; who, with a more legitimate opening in life, might have been a respectable local notability, in due time, it may be, a borough magistrate, very hard upon offenders, and especially upon all promoters of privy conspiracy, sedition, and rebellion.-Daily News. The Proposed International Congress. There does not appear to be any chance for a solution of the European struggle by a Congress, and not very much, perhaps, of the assembling of the Con- gress itself. Yesterday week, before the Whitsun recess, Lord Clarendon said that" confidential com- munications-he could scarcely describe them as having the character of negotiations "-by the way, Mr. La-yard did so describe them the same evening in the Commons, but then Mr. Layard is not a very adequate representative of his chief—" were at the present moment going on, and he hoped they might terminate in a meeting of all the Powers con- oerned. He could not hold out any hope that these proceedings would terminate in peace." That is not very sanguine, certainly, and last Thursday Mr. Gladstone did not think there was anything of consequence to add to the short statement made in another place by my noble friend the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs." And certainly he did not add much. He spoke of England as acceding to the proposals made," so that at least we have not been the fussy originators of this probably useless talk. Mr. Gladstone was rather vague sa to the proposed subject of the Conference. Mr. Disraeli asked him whether it was to agree on territorial compensations which wouldooffer indemnities and satisfaction to the olaims of Prussia, Austria, and Italy." That was not exactly it, Mr. Gladstone said, and it would be "dangerous to say in precise terms" what it was. All which means, that a Conference to discuss a meteorological expedient for dispersing clouds is pro- posed as a remedy for an inevitable and very formid- able storm. -Spectator. Garibaldi on the War. General Garibaldi has written the following letter to General Pettinengo, Minister of War, in reply to the communication appointing him Commander of the Volunteers:— Caprera, May 11th, 1866. "SIGNOR MINISTER,—I accept with real gratitude the arrangements made by the Ministry and approved of by his Majesty in respect to the Volunteer Corps, appreciating the confidence reposed in me by entrust- ing the command to me. Please explain to his Majesty these my sentiments. I hope soon to be able to co-operate with the glorious national army in the completion of the national destinies. I thank you for the courtesy with which you have informed me of the fact.—Believe me, yours devotedly, "G. GARIBALDI." This is one of those documents which honour not an individual, not a party, but a whole nation. Gari- baldi, the leader of thousands, states he appreciates the confidence reposed in him by giving him the com- mand of the volunteers. Garibaldi, the liberator of a great part of Italy, expresses his hope of being able to help her glorious national army in completing the national destinies. Garibaldi, who was wounded at Aspromonte, accepts with real gratitude the arrange- ments made by the Ministry. Garibaldi, the hero of Monte Video; Garibaldi, the ex-republican, who still wishes for Italian unity by the side of Mazzini; this, Garibaldi begs of the minister of the King of Italy to explain to his Majesty his sentiments of real grati- tude." If there ever was a man in the Peninsula, or out of it, who had doubted for an instant the complete dis- interestedness and spirit of self-abnegation—in a word, of the true and incomparable greatness of Giuseppe Garibaldi, he ought now to bow his head, and ask pardon of his conscience, and join in the universal cry, Long live the Captain of the People."—L'Alleanza, Milan Paper.
OUR MISCELLANY. A Jamaica I-Iousehold.-My English servant, on our paying a visit to a certain house, where she dined with the coloured folk, said, Oh, ma'am, the niggers stand round the table, and are thrown bits like dogs." And so I found it afterwards, in my own kitchen. If you engage a certain number of servants, be sure they are nearly doubled. A groom keeps his assistant—some wretch too idle to work hard, or who is trying how long he can subsist without wages, on the scraps that fall to him; the cook ditto; the odd- job man ditto; besides these, are friends who have de custom of de house," and come in for scraps too, nowise abashed. On the entrance of the mistress, an introduction takes place, and the friend makes a per- sonal remark on the lady, usually complimentary: Dis is Miss Mary Anne, ma'am: Miss Mary Anne, dis my missus." And a nice buckra lady, too," says Miss Mary Anne, quietly eating my substance.— Black is not quite White," in All the Year Round. The Honey Guide.—The honey guide is an ex- traordinary bird, How is it that every member of its family has learned that all men, white or black, are fond of honey ? The instant the little fellow gets a glimpse of a man he hastens to greet him with the hearty invitation to come-as Mbia, translated it-to a bee's hive and take some honey. He flies on in the proper direction, perches on a tree, and looks back to see if you are following him; then on to another and another, until he guides you to the spot. If you do not accept his first invitation, he follows you with pressing importunities, quite as anxious to lure the stranger to the bees' hive as other birds are to draw him away from their own nests. Except while on the march, our men were sure to accept the invitation, and manifested the same by a peonlia,r responsive whistle, meaning, as they said, "All right, go a-head, we are coming." The bird never deceived them, but always guided them to a hive of bees, though some had but little honey in store. Has this peculiar habit of the honey guide its origin, as the attachment of dogs, in friendship for man, or in love for the sweet pickings of plunder left on the ground ?- LivinÇ/:tone' sZambesi. Advantages of Poverty.—Given twopoys, with equal push and ability-the one the son of nobody, who keeps your crossing clean, and who, when he shuts up shop, by, as it has been neatly put, sweeping the mud up on the pavement," goes away to sleep in some wretched lodging; and the other, the son of a man earning three, or four, or five hundred a year, shall we say; put them out in life, the one as errand boy the other as junior clerk: which of these has the best chance of success ? The one is educated, the other is not; the one is socially much higher than his fellow, the other is but, in the world's estimation, as the mud he once swept aside from his crossing; the one has friends to help him, the other must take his leaps for himself; the one, apparently, has far the best chance, the other has, so far as can be seen, every circumstance dead against him-and yet, look ye, the poor boy gets the lead of the race, because he is not weighted unduly; because he has been enabled to steal ahead, while no one was thinking of him-no one criticising how he rode. The rates and the taxes, the eating and drinking, the clothing and servants, the opinions of friends, the ideas of society, all tend to keep a man of the middle class in the valley of mediocrity all his life. He is influenced by his sur- roundings his next door neighbour is a person of con- sequence in his eyes-Mrs. Grundy a power which he fears to ignore.- Once a Week. A Frenchman's Opinion of English Girls. —This is the cry of rapture that a distinguished French writer, M. Talne, raises after contemplation of the young ladies of EnglandNothing more simple than the young girls; among lovely things there are few so lovely in the world; well-shaped, strong, sure of themselves, so thoroughly sound and open, so exempt from coquetry. Impossible, unless one has seen it, to imagine this freshness, this inno- cence. Many of them are flowers-flowers just burst- ing into bloom; only the morning rose, with its pure and delightful tints, with its petals studded with dew- drops, can give an idea of it. Far in advance this of the beauty of the South, with its distinct, finished, fixed outlines, constituting a definite design. Here all reminds us of the fragility, delicacy, and continual flow of life; eyes full of candour, blue as violets, look- ing without consciousness of what they are looking at; at the slightest emotion, the blood diffusing itself over the cheeks, the neck, even down to the shoulders, in purple-tinted waves you see emotions flitting on these transparent flashes like the varying tints that play upon their meadows; and this virgin purity is so genuine that you feel an impulse to lower your eyes in respect. And yet, all natural and artless as they are, they are not languid and listless; they enjoy and can bear active service like their brothers; with their hair floating in the wind, they are to be seen, when only six years old, galloping on horseback, and taking long walks. In this country a life of action fortifies the phlegmatic temperament, and the heart becomes more simple while the body is becoming more sound." History of a Slang Phrase. One summer, when returning from Hampton Court races, on the box of a four-horse drag, with poor Charley Sheridan, who possessed a large portion of the talents of that truly able family, by my side, we overtook an elderly gentleman on the bridge, whose retund appearance no amount of Bantingism could have reduced, and who hailed us to pull up. Our well-bred amateur coach- man, Fitzroy Stanhope, obeyed the summons, and Sheridan, descending from his seat, asked the stranger his pleasure. I see you are full outside and in," was the reply; "you drive a little too fast, coachman, during these crowded days; who is the proprietor of your ooach ?" "I am not aware," responded the descendant of the immortal Richard Brinsley. Not aware! echoed the other, the blood mounting in his rubicund face, and giving us the idea that a fit of apoplexy would follow. When does the next coach go by?" he continued, "I prefer a pair of horses to your scampering four." "I am not aware," again said Charley, with a most bland and winning smile. "And your name, sir, for I presume you are guard." I am not aware." Come along, my boy," shouted Fitzroy, we shall be late," as Sheridan pro- ceeded to resume his seat. Late 1" exclaimed the obese gentleman, why, what o'clock is it ? "I am not aware," shouted Charley, as we drove off at the rate of twelve miles an hour, towards London, leaving eur "fat friend" in a great state of excitement. D tiring our dinner, which took place that evening at Crook- ford's Club, the subject turned upon "cant words," and a small wager was made by Sheridan that he would get I'm not aware" into as great a popularity as belonged to other sentences. The expiration of the Goodwood race week, which was shortly to follow, was the time allowed for the general introduction of the phrase. Of course you'll assist me," said Charley, addressing me. You may depend upon my services," I responded, and fully did I act up to my promise. Upon reaching Good wood-house, where fifty questions were put to me, as honorary secretary of the racing club, I replied, I am not aware," until at last others caught up the words, and the phrase became general. After dinner, on the second day, I replied to General Peel, who asked me what time the races began, in the cant phrase; but he retorted upon me, for on my asking him the name of one of his young horses, he answered, "I am not aware." "So let it be," said I, "an excellent name," and from that moment the son of Tranby was called I am not aware." With such notoriety the phrase became universal, and Sheridan won his wager.-Memoirs of Lord William Lennox. Manners and Customs of the Gauls.-The Gauls were tall in stature, their skin was white, their eyes blue, their hair fair or chestnut, which they dyed, in order to make the colour more brilliant. They let their beard grow; the nobles alone shaved, and pre- served only long moustaches. Trousers or breeches, very wide among the Belgae, but narrower among the Southern Gauls, and a shirt with sleeves, descending to the middle of the thighs, composed their principal dress. They were clothed with a mantle or saic, magnificently embroidered with gold and silver among the rich, and held about the neck by means of a metal brooch. The lowest classes of the people used instead an animal's -ikin. The Aquaitanians covered themselves, probably according to the Iberic custom, with cloth of coarse wool unshorn. The Gauls wore collars, earrings, brace- lets, and rings for the arms, of gold or copper, accord- ing to their rank; necklaces of amber, and rings, which they placed on the third finger. They were naturally agriculturists, and we may suppose that the institution of private property existed among them, because, on the one hand, all the citizens paid the tax, except the Druids, and, on the other, the latter were judges of questions of boundaries. They were not unacquainted with certain manufactures. In some countries they fabricated serges, which were in great repute, and cloths or felts; in others they worked the mines with skill, and employed themselves in the fabrication of metals. The Bituriges worked in iron, and were well acquainted with the art of tinning. The artificers of Alesia plated copper with leaf-silver, to ornament horses' bits and trappings. The Gauls fed especially on the flesh of swine, and their ordinary drinks were milk, ale, and mead. They were reproached with being inclined to drunkenness. They were frank and open in temper, and hospitable towards strangers, but vain and quarrelsome; fickle in their sentiments, and fond of novelties, they took sudden resolutions, regretting one day what they had rejected with disdain the day before; inclined to war and eager for adven- tures, they showed themselves hot in the attack, but quickly discouraged in defeat. Their language was very concise and figurative; in writing, they employed Greek letters. The men were not exempt from a shame- ful vice, which we might have believed less common in this country than among the people of the East. The women united an extraordinary beauty with remarkable courage and great physical force. Among their other customs, they had one which was singular; they considered it as a thing unbecoming to appear in public with their children, until the latter had reached the age for carrying arms. When he married, the man took from his fortune a portion equal to the dowry of the wife. This sum, placed as a common fund, was allowed to accumulate with interest, and the whole reverted to the survivor. The husband had the right of life and death over his wife and children. When the decease of a man of wealth excited any suspicion, his wives, as well as his slaves, were put to the torture, and burnt if they were found guilty. The extravagance of their funerals presented a con- trast to the simplicity of their lives. All that the defunct had cherished during his life was thrown into the flames after his death; and even, before the Roman conquest, they joined with it his favourite slaves and clients.—" History of Julius Ccesar." By the Emperor Napoleon III. Vol. II.
EXTRACTS FROM "PUNCH" & ,fFITS," Three Visions of One Head. She wore a wreath of roses The night that first we met; Her lovely face was smiling, Beneath her curls of jet. Her curls of jetty brightness, Were charmingly in tone, With the colour on her features, For the hue was Nature's own. I saw her but a moment, Yet methinks I see her now; With the hair that Nature gave her, Above her snowy brow. A head of Paris fashion When next we met, she wore; The expression of her features, Was sharper than before. And standing by her side was one, Who seemed to give her pain, As he rubbed the reddening fluid on What should have held a brain. I saw her but a moment, Yet methinks I see her now, With the barber's nasty liquid, Smeared on her snowy brow. And otlca again I met her, No radiant looks were there; An unmistaken wig she wore Instead of lovely hair. She weeps in silent solitude, Because she looks so queer! The barber's poison has destroyed Her hair from ear to ear. I saw her but a moment, Nor want to see her now, With those ugly proofs of folly, Above her snowy brow. Come Live with Me and be MyrsLove." Come live with me and be my love," It is not much that I can offer, But all that I possess, sweet dove, For your acceptance now I proffer: Of course you would not mind it, dear, My revenue is far from stately, Per annum just two hundred olear- My salary has risen lately. Come live with me "-in soma new home Built up with economic quickness, Where draughts and wiBdil can always come, With walls of mere brown paper thickness; Whose chimneys never cease to smoke, Whose pipes perpetually need mending—, With drains in chronic state of choke, With gas on which there's no depending I "Come live with me "-one common will Our mutual love shall order dcilv— That love which in December chill Shall warm our hearts like summer truly. Some Phyllis neat, if she be so- Shall love our needs to be supplying, Yet maids of all work-well we know!— Are sluttish, fond of stealing, lying! What, if sometimes our dinner's cold, Our meat is very far from tender, And painfully the fact we're told That after all our income's slender ? We still can love—oh! bliss to speak! Yet have I found, poor feeble sinnet: Our human nature is so weak, There is a great deal in a dinner Come live with me and be my love! My life 'tis true is rather shady, But while there is a sun above, Of course I still shall love you, lady! Still think of this, my gentle maid, If I'm not Plutus you're not Venug, But nothing that I now have said, Of course will interfere between us Aberg-eldie, ÂIR-H Roy's Wife." Wrang horse that Abergeldie! Wrang horse that Abergeldia! Wot ye hoo he lat in me ? Soarce ane of a' the lot excelled he. Wrang horse, &o. He looked a braw an' bonnie steed, I liked his name the best of ony; But, ah! Lord Lyon took the lead- He won the race-I lost my money. Wrang horse, &o. My beast was naewhere in the oourse, Sae mony heels in front beheld he. Wad I had backed the winning horse, Or ta'en the odds 'gainst Abergeldie! Wrang horse, &0- "Go Ye, and 'Don't' Do Likewise." (A hint to Dizzy and Co. for the next General Election. A bad precedent for sinning At Elections Epsom makes, When the Bribery Colt's near winning The thumping Derby stakes! A Musical Note. The individual who advertises in feho followingr man- ner clearly possesses the "full organa" of invention and impudence, if we may judge from the artfulness of his plan and the audacity of his announcement of it:— A PRIZE of £ 2 is offered for the beat Original Anthem for s. A. T. B. and full Organ. Enclose twelve stamps. Every composition must bear a motto, but no name. The successful motto will be announced in this paper. The copyright will belong to the prize-giver, Mr. U.B.- Pressure of business will prevent the adjudicators deciding before July. A good Pianoforte and Harmonium for Sale. It is notorious that whenever a prize is offered for a musical composition the competitors are very nu- merous, and our friend's spirited speculation is to make them find the money for the prize themselves — not to mention a possible small balance besides. More- over, he obtains, without expense, the copyright of the best piece submitted. What a" good pianoforte and harmonium for sale has to do with the competition we are at a loss to see, but we think every educated musician will agree with us that any one who counten- ances the scheme will richly deserve to be sold as well as the instruments in question.
FASHIONABLE ON DIT,-In consequence of the Duke of Sutherland's having set the fashion of gentle- men starting as Volunteer Fire-Brigademen, it is rumoured that a certain noble marquis has already instituted a Yolanteer Ramoneur Corps, to assist the professionals. They commenced proceedings, we believe, on the Great Ramoneur Festival of the First of May. On the Derby D.y several people who had lost a sweep applied for information to his Lordship in command of the Black Broomaweepers. The Re- ward of Merit will be the Order of the Jack-in-the Green, and efficiency in the art will be recompensed by the volunteer being raised to the peerage by the title of My Lord." For the band fund (the band consists of a fine drum and unrivalled pandsein pipes) an amateur performance will soon be given, on which occasion a chimney-piece will be played. NELSON'S SLY'UNS (Trafalgar- square).—The largest lion now in the Zoological Gardens baa refused to sit as a model for the fourth lion in Trafalgar-square. This, we believe, is the fact; and not, aa at first stated, that Sir Edwin Landseer positively refused to sit for the largest lion in the Zoological Gardens. The noble beast (meaning the lion) objected to his head being taken off." The very same objection was taken by Sir Edwin. We sincerely trust that some timely mediation may remove the existing difficulty. NON SPLENDIDIORES VITRO -In a recent charge a west country archdeacon says A man often spends £ 100 on a beautiful memorial window. But," suggest the excellent and arch deacon, how much more goo those X100 would do if dedicated to the ill-paid curates of the parish! We don't know. All windows let in light upon us, but all curates don't. ON the whole, Mr. Archdeacon, we think it is safer to stick to the glazier. i A WRINKLE.—We see a<>ver IA:;D :—" Harrison's patent eccentric swell adapted to all looms." Sureiy it would save the patentees some expense in advertising if they were to call their invention simply The Dtm- dreary." i DERBY NOTE.—Nicholas in hia Vi,ion last week put one of his "fits" between "inverted kommeis," bat the "fit" under which the City laboured must be considered altogether inverted commerce." VERY LIKE A WHALES.—Great excitement prevailed in Ryde yesterday, owing to a report that the Prince of Wales was in the neighbourhood. The mistake arose from the statement of a gentleman, who, riding home the horse of a friend who had fallen off, gave himself out to be the successor to the thrown." Music AND SpoRT.-A. hunting friend, who is also a fiist-rate musician, says that when dressed for the sport he occupies the quarter of an hour before break- fast in singing tantivy to his own chords. THOUGHT BY A BOOKMAKER AT A BOOK-STALI. That the race for wealth is not the Derby. A BAR SINISTER.—A turnpike. A TISSUE OF LIES.—A forged bank-note. VISIBLE SPEECH.—" Taking a sight."
Opening of a New Park at Bolton. On Thursday the inhabitants of Boltoa devoted one day of their holiday week to the opening of two new places of popular resort-a recreation ground and a park. From the houses banners were displayed in profusion, and throughout the day the town was in a. stgte of unusual excitement. The first portion of the day's programme was commenoed at noon, when a prooes. I sion, including many members of the town counciJ, j visitors, and inhabitants, formed in the Market- place, and proceeded to open the Heywcod Reoreation Ground, which is situated in Lsver-street. In 1862 Mr. Robert Heywood, who is an alderman of the Bolton corporation, presented to the town four acres of land for the purposes of a recreation ground. Sinea that time the town council have purchased from the trustees of the adjacent property about five acres, of the land which belonged to the late Mr. Holaea. It was resolved to name the ground after the mimifieent donor, who on Friday publicly executed the deed con- veying his gift to the public; and the ground was de- clared to be opened.