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ht + Micfhrven, and Mr. Waley, have no univers March 1, 1856.] * * on sinie occasions, the most polyelzomatic gown in the Uni- Fersity, and looking over the few-nud-fur-botmreen exercises sent Jn for mosical degrees—bis reward being a fruction of theequally jeolated and meagre fees extracted from the candidates for that onour. "The utter contempt into which Ge musical degree ins fallen is as discreditablo to: the Universities as i i injurious to the best i Save in the comparatively rare instances of musicinns of first-rate eminence who. have. been Cathedral towne, dr connected offealy nth eesledns, tal uatigtions whore an cade pref or nie tore sae might bo supposed to have weighty mofo of gur most cmigant Enog srosiitne ave graduated ‘af the. Univeriten de susie degree as aot, for ages past affected nthe slightest Gegrar the station or estioaiion of the musa! professor Soe Lie brethren. Wor ie ths all,” Tndferenee fw nat the orig fealing entertained toward the Afvs, Zee. Oson- orto the Ae Doc. Cantab.. Hiv title (thee of Dootor especially) s tu may instances tho plaguo of hin life—e gtaudag. Joke among He with som ho fs Brougit into moat eguent cantact An facts aro ovorsthng in a question lice thi let us fake a few esraples from the diferent clades of out living Boglsh Musca, tad seo low Far the Uairersty degree nes hes carsted by sem, Anoag thoge who have diatigntshod igemsolves inthe Mier hrancics of compostion—in the ersterey the syraphony the inno forte couata, and instrumental thambor mute generally Are Glpriaai Potter, Bringipal of to tayal Andongo Me, Mr. Lucas, Conductor of the same institution ; Ay. Stemneute Beaustt, Mfr. Grelsinch, Mx: Chaves Lovley, Aft. Leste, Ate iy degrees, "The ame remnck appli to our opera composers, Ns dan Barnett Mr. Tully, and Mre Wallace Of ous iaatramonial porfarmers —acvoral of tem eminent alsa as omporert—Afe Thode Adaya (lie greatest meter of extempore vane that lus appeared ia fie cbutury), and Als. Best and Mix Mleory Smart (io of our best orznnas), have no wbivensity degrees, Messrs. Lindnay Shope, Osborne, and alamen, anion our planet aro tw te Tike predicament; a0 are Mostrs; Blagrove, Hill, Howell sua Netioleo, mong ‘ove orchertral pertormers, A doyres ‘sa hover been conferred on, or songht by, any one of our great aingers of sacred music, e. . Messrs. ‘he last artleuan or Braba ia eration, or Ms." Sims. Reeves in this, nor are the the inosi remarkable of our lecturers and public Mr. “Edward Taylor (Gresham Professor), of Mi ‘Hullah—preceded or followed. by academic titles. It svould be easy to lengthen this list indefinitely, could, the multiplication ‘of instances streagthen our ense, or did it require strengthening, Seer is of a awhole a profe ae ania that, in tho absence of any special and exeoptional motive, tho majent Of its most eminent inombers have shown the utmost mdiies ‘ence to such honows as Oxford and Cambridge would, on com- Pliznee with a few necessary formalities, have been ready to- stow upon them. ‘The Musical Chair at Cambridge is at this moment-vacant and the University has it in its power, by choosing an occu. ‘pont who can and will put life into the effate Professorahip, and. funke ta veulty, to reales aa important eervice to Art, €a fo extend and confirm its orn relations with the outer world... We fre not called upon here to prove that the Fine Arts lave a function to fulfill in the formation of character, and eannot safely bo excluded from any sclieme of education worthy ef the miime of “liberal,” orentitied to be regarded as complete in referenes to « University. Taking this for granted, let us consider for a ‘moment in whab particular way the new’ reat professor, sup- ‘posing him appointed, could make himself useful. Music. admits of divect and of indirect teaching.: By direct ching we mean, of course, clear exposition of the priuciples of the science, and patient, direction in the practice of the art, to ‘those who, whether as members of a class or as individuals, are teady to secompany and share the fatigues-of thei teacher by torresponding labour oa their own par. Dy indieot teaching = meat epee 5 ‘marsupbon tat day of Masts fay iene aca! And so ¢n, in undeniable inmbies, tolerable rhyme, and sent the point consists in roferences The Saturday Review. [Mareh 1, 1856, ants whic you cannot exactly call bad, dhrough about three- burue of the fret columa, ‘Near the Lotlom o gbell ind ‘Cabinet Council” or a * Bremer at Home,” or a * Seeneat xe Admiraly"=of which the principal features will be that Lord Palinoraton drope his collec titles, and takes certain conven- tional iberties with them, ninking great use of the place "my dear fellow.” ‘Thus, Sir Chatiea Wood, ia a discugeibn about the Gonterences. at Paris, says, "I could easly go;" and Lord Palmerston answers, “Nota bit move easly thoa'we could apare ‘you, my dear follow.” Anotlee great eoiteo of amnusontog. Zalling the Premior “Pam” There is probably. some pect harm in this, sw it is so frequonlly repeated sbuiTall the pleamres of fe wre transitory and when youkeve used waielname 2 carlin number of tes, is no, more. than an ali ‘The Pugs which ao put info. Pan's" mouth aro open to the Sbjcetion that they do not appear to prove more tha that the satirist eupposes iat Lord Putmerston i in tho labit of malaig ery bal Sen "Suzy would gute as amnaing to sl up large typo overy wosk the words, ‘Wa anu or ofinion tat Loup Paratenezow guequustriy saunas ‘bab F045, a4 0 goon zuakig then hit and spetiying ton at ful feng Wo Want fo ghost to tell us thnt a nian ie not wise who ia pes petually divelling on the eivoumstanee that done may mean eit Sheated or peefovmed, ox who, wien « Seotehtian [POLO thee in" Armenian” ike reminds him that "*gobd works ray-bo use either in a miliary or ina theological sons. ‘The remainder of our contenporary's funny columns will he Aled up with minor witelsms, Whi fal of themselves into the soe Milter forny ns ths “A wag on befig told at Me. Doutoan was a candidate for Cambridge, and Gut Mr. Helps eat on Lis commitien, by forved thai no doubt Ms. Diauian would be glad of any nde tional Hfetos and assistance ‘A funny fellow, housing of the fll of Kars, remarked tia in Roman triumphs the Cats went up the hil et the Capital, but ‘hatin modern wars out shame lay in the fall of rare ‘A wit Dolnglauglied at for an article which many persons coosi- dered silly, colupased an epigram to tho followingeelfoct =" proprictors of the Savurday Review, wishing tostep ils circulation, applied to ald writer to deatroy the value of theit property, ‘is Perot apolied to sn, they cold ste st down themnlvenf they liked.” ‘Pevhaps, there a fant in the last gem, itis thats ie application was not altogether probablo, tho acer was nob alto. her wimaturul. If ye wanted to “kill our now. Review,” we shogl ply give wp it publi. Punoh Nas a farwider populaely than the Press, aud in some resjeets as Uetier chim to it fle cevialures which HE contains avo often extollent, and it ‘hus at times enjoyed the assistance of writers host’ collected. contibutious we 4 real nadition to Iiveralie. “Ae dhe uithors ofthe papers foferad tohave sulmequovtly pubiiated them with thelr™nanes We are guilty of uo breach af otiquetic in thus alluding fo then, “Some Of Ab, ‘Thackeray's Afisellanis, his prizo navels for example, to admivable, Mr. Locel’s Guunie_Adbuay, and As, Doqhes Manners and Customs of the Baghied; nave photographed foe fatave generations many” curiously chordotorstio traces of the lio of their ancestors; and mms? individual atiles™ such for exannpley'as thee welldinown’ description of the Derby. Lot" have obtained a desorved popularity. Bat inasmuch ts tventy- four colinns wookly ato to be filled with uo, the general tose of the paper is stupid to a degeee hardly conesirable, [is great ovals is no af dhe most curious al utrtons of ho nalish character. Tn second-class railway ‘carriages, fn the lover.forms of a public echool, amongst the-comsietsil geutle mon at a country inn—whererer there is litle eduealion and 4 good allowance of animal spiite-—Punch is greeiily neath Tu tho higher clas of collee-houses or cube in Labdoo, 2ter ait article oF two has been slimmed, and the caricatures ave heen glanced at for a moment, itis thrown aside, In compaction 0 out readers, we give sparing illustrations of {he eapraces ‘nase of rubbish with which the really good asticle are ence ered. ‘The following oceur in the nutiber of te aged of las ‘oat Some ine sey slays nln ea hun you ae tld, When onan eet Sou sentdans, of eats) with hugs alvnge blcvea gros al ‘Archdotdon nis ls preparing @ le work aa « eyapanion to tho Thveo inert of iio le Mchdcen’e ok no We eal Pe Rape ree (or mere) Tivtages How well we can fancy a stupid fellow shouting into our eara Jp salluay cutting Have you sean Punch this wecl, sir? ‘There i an admirable thing in it about Archdeaeon Hale, ‘he pluralist, you know. ‘Three or more livings:’ ‘hal Weeausy he's ¢ pluralist, sir, Don't you see?" Again— _ When may «uot be si to be lilcrly mere in busines? When he’ stg artoing enon, : : ‘Mr. Cornwall (i) Lewis as not only to canted ith tho pation fens dee), but bo has to struggle Wath hig en, “Av ephenerah popaterity. ‘The popularly of Price Albert ae a Field arma dectisigoren © aC est natu ‘es eigen eid fat hx, Wilson ll or enclosing Tempstsad Heath ‘wah s comple bugbear. Be itso, snywit Mr. Attorne, 1 ie hu thar is ol to be borae. ‘Thero are other jokes, quite unworthy of publication, of whioh to the vorions meanings of mil, 8 machine, or a fight—lWoicing a trumpet, Blow out, a feast; Uown away (with aut ‘allusion to raising the wind)—commereo, connexion, or trnde—sidéing in parliament, and silting (or portrait) in Parliament-strect— maintaining 4 question, and ‘maintowance in the sense of livelihood orders ia tavern, and orders of maerit. Fun like this is at least, harmless, aud may possibly be amusing to same people. The longest articles i Punch are far the wotst, Tis polities aro always taken from the commonest elaptraps of tho day. When a folly has become contemptibie, Pusch is always wendy to say so—when the ‘Timer haa paesed fontence, Punek comes in like the secular arm to gibbet the sufferer.” On the occasion of tho Papal Aggression agitation, Exeter Hall brayed no louder than Pench, Whenever the ‘innos calls a general a coward, a liar, a fool, nud an aristocrat, Punch ig always ready to repeat the gibe without in ‘When the Zines: praises the new Order of Merit, chimes ia with such pretty xhymes as these,— hunch ‘Of genuine pluck an pith, We irtely don, that hone conse nar ‘TU Tit Bits private Sth ‘When the Times hins Tid it down tat, in order to get a good Court of Appeal, we inust alter the consiitution of the, House of Lords by a hole-and-eomer coup d'état, Punch gives ila assent in the following erushing sareasm: non abrly argued that life pornges Like that of Wensleydale wre in ores to fatale n wuliont Safuson of egal alt int dap oper Toute," Dut if Tega tal iw hereditary, there wil always be log told in i itouse, As fogas there are sone of lw os, or sve nec, fey of neceasily wile la fords too, wale the conalittional dacttine gf honesty desetnt ns ell by a grat majority of existing ln lo, war, ‘Wo are far from saying that our contemporary bas no original pions, Jas a eautittionaltondency to kind of brandy. and-waler gentimentality, and certain sympathy with well known thetorical elaptraps of what may be called the Love and Meroy school, which breaks out in awful tirades about. capital punishments, the horrors of war, the wickedness of the Emperor of Russia, and the rapacity of lawyers. ‘Take, for example, the following patriotic rebukes administered to the Czar. After describing how one of the wounded men visited by the Queen at Chatham had lost his eyes, the writer proceeds :— ‘hus doe wa fen out human eer ol nonlers wh avr ann in ‘his nlery die with this on eyes glaring woke fa their aocketa, Anotivey man had his jaw broken, and lund lost his teeth =~ Brates that are the wilfl eo of sel as atrocity espire with their fang cnt i thebr tube jane - me _ Athitd was shot throngh the'mouth. Yet’ ‘No retributive bullet smashed the noso and mouth of the tyrant who sit balls lying by thowmngs and tens of thousaade. Whe wretch departed this Tie grinning with wll fs tect Now comes the high moral line :— ‘Heo departed this like op what then? | Well—{whnt fonee in that word ! ‘Toy it would make the gallery at Ghe Vitorinhustal, and erg, Ike meters fof Congress, “Go it!"| “That is forthe demos to oder wo initiate thee horrors. Hore illo son teefo mom, fr which wo hae no oom, at unliappy wretelles who. consider sue language * bad tas,” ad Asn dhat ie ial rong to epeal orl of your exemica, Where jupon our eloquent friend, after observing that in his opinion wo Ihave “milion of deasous™” for considering Nicholas, kad "the fellow sho bas suegeeded him,” yore than Greenner’, oaslales with the folloving erushing sentiment "Nay." (a capital word {o begin a sentenéo will) "think of the tornebut eyes" the that tered jas, for whick the world is indebted to your’ agust per: sonago,””” The Snverted commas aro sa withering Sareaem, “Bal!” (Nay ia not enough). “ Bussue euch curses of the earth an Wild Beasts whi Uvings ‘Hang thom up as scarecrow when dead" ' ‘With thie'mild: éxpression’ of opinion we will'conclude our extracts. But tlerd is one subject connected with the popula of Puch which is tort aotigig on higher grounds ‘tan aay hich concer the talent or diterition of its contributors. NO pipet gives a0 strange a moasure of tho charactor of Hogi en. Joyments. A perfectly decorous, solemn, heavy. reapectabily Forrades alte fo. ato Ge siueenenls st ladys eel The jolking is conduted with the strictest regard to propricty” Pusch isa pernbted pleasure, “Like Mr” Albere Smiths “Mout. Blanc," if ix not foruidden to Tamilics whore theatres are considered wong, balls wonldly, tod even novela question able.” Teles, nforeover, on the” extzemo verge ‘of uch indulgences, and {has erefore, with many of V6 readers, sort of wild flavour, “suggesting tho great naughty: world: TE ie’ an inevitablo-eoosequoses of this that. a: geal propor: tion of ite articles ead like sermons proached bys fan who feels himself under «solemn obligation tomak threo puns anda jingle in every page, We will not tire out readers by turther extra, ‘hich, afterall, ould only exemplify dlaess; Dat we would seft ‘those tho ave eurious on tho eubject to. a perfectly willy aril. called Bones aud Antidotes, which seems meant to prove {hit Jouiaopetly ig abstrd, beeéuse an ounce of gunponder would ae March 1, 1856.) rot Yo a sulleent chergo for a rosngh shell tmention an arGcle (Dee. 52) n favont ofa veny-exollen st tion, the Printer Alrshouse Fundy which Ate Banal cannot conscientiously reeommend, though sineorely and goodsateante cagr todo 0, without malcing titilo joke. about the nade boing used for'shooting rubbish, and about the proud position of the prese not preventing it fom thank tally recoting te amos toncibation : ti simply” impossible to take the world Ifa. men ean conseiontiously say that gubject lenis in is working the yeti of sesety aon rakes substantially sound-if he thinks that tho didlnere onder ot Eecity are thoi ight places that the gommon relations aca concer of lie prooeed wisely and healthiy= thet the cones anions about man's occupations hore aud lia destiny hesenhon sd the relations between the tro. ary, it the mata, teen sesnale—ha i hoppy san but es ola «pions be a mteat vit. Tho hypothesis upon Which Habeas Montage vif, Storo, Volts and ereh mn a eetais mete A a ee Bascal proceed is" he word i out of jnt, nd am sot bore toet it ight.” The voeston of wach weiter ito point out ta rhavkind the grotesque reales ato whieh they are lel by fall ing out what, ia the view of tielr censors. axe false and cooteas Gietory hypotheses, From this pont of Vow, uo Goubl & my night pour out endless foods of vidiee, week by: wee on at Truman’ alfars. ‘Ie might even go the dread lone eye hich Pascal vontusay in that geleleated lotion, not to be quod or red vwithout a shudder, in which ihe yudtifon the due of Feicule agtinat sin by tho awl words -Juspusiac s Pao, a mort qui cet Letom oh tear lad ga Th las deplore lepus triste La sogore divine oindra le mugheria ef le vice iT contamnara © des sagplioes 2 ta vougeance ef & ta fuveur ternels—In interitu sestro ridebo et subsannabo. human life from a py We may also in both ways, to some irregu: ‘Those who eannot look, at anakes it alle, fares, uclanckoly or ludicrous as the ease may be, would do well not to make a business of being witty forthe may be sure tat, if they keep consistently to: dheir wit it. wi destroy their convictions, and if they keep to their eonvictions they will lose their wit, "We aro not in inich fear for our con. fomporary’s faith, but his fan appears to us to be, for the most part, past praying for. | LAW REFORM, JE, forms if we ad at Inst sone doinite prompest of a systematic zoform of tho law. Tl is vory-desitable at the exact nature of thb proposed meaniro should widely Luowe 4 pomiblo, in ordor-thae its importance may not be oveemmeal and that ib may not be considered a bar to thaee thor at roraments to which, if itia to bo orth anything, it ough to ‘ie introduction, ‘The proposal of the Law Auehdoiest So. sity, 8 developod in theit Report, which we beliove ia generally adeistood to hive boon prepared by My. Patt Taylor 4 that oh edition of the Statutes at Lange, excluding private afd Tova! ned Petsoual Avis, as well aa thogo swhieh havo expel, and Hose rich eve Dh epee in Whos on peta smlang nazginal references wherever a prior statulp laa hoon, mode by subsequent logislation-should be published bythe aatho- iy of Government, at'a modernie. expense; and. further; thet all Acts aud parts of Acts omitied fron this edition should bo repealed by Ene general provision. Ii iy faster peoyestd to elisfy much Statutes a8 romain unde® four gomeek heads Jncladiug respectivoly Uioae which relate exclustvely: to Sent. ‘and, Treland, or tha Colonies, aud those of which the persion ‘not so limited. ‘The scheme includes the preparation of lsle of obsolete statutes, with a view to their seped, ond of catch ents as to the repeal or revival of which doubts exes with & Hecgdemltin of be doa, "Provion lo uae or 8 omission of merely formal recitals, though not, we rears! to sbscrvé, for the selaction of short titles for Acts se present uae lorie with them, or for the substitution of e ndmenclatre founded upon the yeux of our Lord jpe tho present eumberrouie and unintelligible’ moda, of referring to the year of the reign Some notion may be foitied of the extent to'thich etek ate: fest would compress the Statute Book, from tho fact bye a fiuilar wore las actually been. uadartaken and’ ereontel, by Pitete entesprse. The result i, that whereas tho States 66 atge consist of ninety-eight. closely printad octave, volnmen, Mr. ‘Chitty, has found meine to eowpress inte, fowr solarses slmost the Whole of the existing Statute Lave, with the nldition of a ast thass of notes of reported cases, "Bo complete io ‘his-ollekion that Lord Campbell ns slated i iho. Hoase of Lords, thal in all his experience: he hardly ever iesed¢ Mahuto refelred fo in argument at the bar which was aot to be found ini. This fet goes far to show that the proposal Of the Law Amendment Socisty i as feasblo ag it wold be uses and it las the great merit of being sot forward in 20 definite & manner thai, if-it should be adopted, wo shall’ be. sn htle er of tocing the scheme Inwered array (as seems to eve Beta the ce with the Statute Law Commision) ty. the sasiete of tres or four Commissioners to. encumber themselves ait Jum of labour which would lve: taxed to. tho very wonort the powers often times their number, ‘Another recommendation of the scheme before ua ie the ap- parent consciousness, on thopart ofits promoterm of fe feet st The Saturday Review. 345 series of stops which will havo to be tok befor the Taw eu be brought toa oan In whet couifeaton will bo posable. Ttis one feature of tery propose that the mew edition of the states should he ony « sfeppinge stone towards consolidation: For iw obviously one tideg £9 suc, ithin ‘ceri Tt wht they and oli elnasify it under ite approprinte heads. Ite one thing tobe Hoe, an nnothoe tla oot the lock who waken® “QVeS every repealed Act is expunged ftom the statute bock, wil Ui be necessary, in onder to ascertain, tho law upon Ey rabjs fo compare Togetier vast variety "of aut, ualfying;. expiaaing, and enlarging ‘one austher in ever? recto” tuts as Sve noticed sed secant omsnom, tne of Gon, TV cote on he ue ha power of ocr sentence of death in al capital cates except thon of murder. statute of the following eigu gives tho judges “the samo powresin all vespects” in cases of murder as in other capital cared, Both {ete statutes ‘vould appear in to edition proposed by the Lay Amendment Sovity ; ne they would be eoneelitated intow single enactment in that fudare edition to which the one now proposed is intended to be an introduction, Je os bon dogged hat th athe in question woud dash vith Sit Fitzroy ‘Kells propoecal to consolidate forthwith et fences aguinst tle person, kad'ihose which renulate tee Tee oe Inking to bill of Gxehange; and we have been told. that wo ought to bo on onr guard: against such measures, lest they. Should nbrotice casrfications, which might. heawsfler “Eo found to proceod upon principles faulty Ti themblves, and nol in agebrdunee with thoso adopted ia other para ef the wader Biel bie, ahaa appre tous to be well founded: “Anything which might tend’ to district” the Attention of the persoos entrusted ‘with the ‘mow elifion oF the Statutes would le, no doubt, a most, serious evi Oug only chance of extsiating. our lawy from ite present conioeed gig lien og one thing a ie nid dang well tu if Sy taney Key aw aeedy wo fr nia the next step in tho procaca as lo have actually consolidated {us two fae ora branelis ofthe Iw to stich is lato motion toler re amnot seo why we should not have the benaft of hielaboaee, ‘When Pariamoat has ven the weight of its sanction to the wadoiakngpenoted fy the Taw Amcudiene‘Socttyy te execution ‘will not, 2 lux ey re can seo, be.‘in any’ way infuonced by the sulwequent legislation of thi-Seesion Te ty ertdin that che labours of tote who may ultcately hare to coneos lidate the Sfatutes when they ave bucu sifted, will be manor Hightened hy any Coosotidation Acts passed in the’ meantang ‘Nor do we think? that there is any fea of the intwoduclion of false principles of elassifiestion by secepting Sic TF. Welly's pro: posal,” ‘The distinetion betsoen codification and coussidattos x, Hint the ono supplies what the other takes agit finds, Toammteh a anunber of Abts have actualy been passed in rolaiion to bills of exchange and offeucen against. the person, wo eannol see how* titre can be any objection to the process of combining them fe spss no Sl enacinenis, nd tren th, each Consolidation Active principal judicial detsions rolerrag to fee subject. we ad ate lovever great may be the benefits reeultiig from expurgation and consolidation, there willboa wideinterval between thosiatect ‘hinge whieh these oporations will produce end a gode, “tee not it is only the ficst in a easy to-make the difference plain to a mind not familiar’ with Jaw; and even those who arg acquainted with our own. syétein, {o,the exclusion ofallothers may not at once appreciate the dis: fistiog. We millilostnte our meaning by an ample. eve Compass oa ona Tnherance Act (y and.g WT S06) wk fhe Mtie‘of the Onde Cini which Sefors to Succestons (Mori tit 1}, we shall Gnd. hat they are constructed on entiealy iE ferent principles.” ‘The object of the Code Givi is to deveibe a Sei hve of ich exactly elon oe any pate offi was putsupon paper syatenwhich is tomotate 3 Hilf, and whith is destined fo vas fhe test of fire cone siento, and’ not mevely to, sinpify the ergumente oF to tes more ie doubts” of gominentators. Ii boxing, accordigte, by stating fn about Hala octavo page; ow the rit 6 sche arlaetivho, under cerain croumalance, hall-be prewamed to havetmherited-andat what moment;and ‘ander what mati the property sm an inheritance veser Lt pryceods Louder wis tro capable of inheriting and fn what order they ave to ges, Upon this abject