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THE ARTS, LITERATURE, &e. THE Parisian park of Champ de Mars now containe 10 equestrian statues of sovereigns, amongst which ar, those of Charlemagne, Philippe Augustus, Leopold I.r King of the Belgians, the King of Prussia, the Emperos of Austria, and the King of Bavaria. BY the will of Mrs. Locke, widow of the late Mr. Joseph Locke, M.P., there has been bequeathed to the Institution of Civil Engineers, the historical full-length portrait of that distinguished engineer, by Sir Francis Grant, and a sum of XI,000 free of legacy duty. THE monument to the late Lord Feversham is to take the form of an obelisk or monument, to be erected in Duncombe-park, or some other part of the estate. About X2,000 will be required to carry out this object. IN the centre of the English department in the Paris International Exhibition is a very splendid embroidered bed, which is exhibited by Lady Carrington. It is a scarlet velvet, the embroidery of which, by Lady Carrington, is exquisite. The work is said to have been a labour of five years. Some of the Paris papers have passed enthusiastic eulogiums upon this specimen o English art. THERE is now every probability that Foley's statue of Edmund Burke, which has for some time been in the hands of the bronze-founder, will soon be placed on its pedestal at Dublin. The subscription list is nearly full. His Excellency the Marquis of Abercorn has given X20, and the Board of Trinity College have increased their subscription from .£50 to £100. The statue is to be erected in the front of Trinity College, in a line with Mr. Foley'* figure of Goldsmith. A FEW days ago Mr. J. W. Caley, of Norwich, had the honour of submitting to the, inspection of her Majesty the Queen, duplicate copies of the magnificent shawls now displayed by the Norwich manufacturers in the Paris Exposition, from which the Queen was graciously pleased to make a selection, thereby testify- ing her Majesty's continued appreciation of the superior design and texture of these beautiful articles. The rich self-coloured poplins manufactured in the same city also received the Royal approval and patronage. THE editor of the Athenceum writes as follows "Will any btle- "oblige the public with a few particulars of what occurred behind the scenes on the occasion of the performance of that remarkable comedy just enacted at Paris—the award of medals ? All that the public see of it is certainly droll. Eight medals of honour were to be distributed among contending nations, each accord- ing to the merits of its artistic work and of these eight medals France has been judged worthy to receive four, while England has been declared unworthy to receive one The eight medals have been awarded in this way To France four, to Prussia one, to Belgium one, to Bavaria one, to Italy one. The English School of Art is therefore nowhere and we are spending £100,000 in Paris in order to procure a public judgment against ourselves, which will have the appearance of being European, that we have actually no school of Art deserv- ing to be recognised in presence of such superior schools as those of Bavaria and Italy Will anybody, we repeat, be good enough to enlighten the public as to how this wonderful decision has come to be pronounced ? GENERAL GIUSEPPE GARIBALDI, it is stated on we know not what authority, has commenced a three- volume novel, with priests for its principal characters, and Rome for the scene of actioti. He is also engaged on a history of his public life." TI-IE New Tor?:, Ledger contains the first chapter of the Rev. Henry Ward Eeecher's story, Norwood or, Village Life in New England." Mr. Beecher takes especial pains to warn his readers that they need look for nothing sensational, and remarks :—" Our simple story of domestic life will take us to a point intermediate between the rugged simplicity of mountain towns and the easier life of the cities. A HANDBOOK to the Charities of London has just been published. This is a useful little volume, affording a ready means of ascertaining the leading features of upwards of 800 charitable institutions and funds, giving their objects, the dates at which they were founded, the in- come and expenditure, the officers of the society, and other points of interest. We learn from the preface that these institutions in London collect a gross income from voluntary sources of little short of two millions per annum.



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