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Feb. 16, 1856.] The Saturday Review. members, ‘This undorstanding, however binding among themselves, hins not hitherto been allowed to operate ne supinst creditors. In favour of these, the law has allways presumed an wetter ignoraneo of the fict—howaver notorious it may have boow to the world—Unt the individual share. olde Ind embarked their money in she undertaking on ‘ho candition that their liability should not execoil n certain amount and consequently, ruin has always threatened, and feequonily overtaken, thest who hrve ventured to. become meinbers of stich associations. Tudependuntly of the injustice ‘nd injury which this doctrine has thus inflicted on thorns, it is also chargeable with the serious evil of huving deterred from many useful and beneficial selemes thase whi were last, fitted to ensure thoir success; for in such astate of the law, the wise and prudent shrank from such selomes, aiid Jefe them but too commonly in the hands of adventurers and dupes, ‘Me, Lowe now proposes, with the eovdial approval ofthe House of Commons, a complete and satisfactory remnedy for this grext commercial and social grievanee, Instead of resurving to the Legislature, or to the Bound of Trade, the power of doling ow’ to n few wealthy applicants, as ‘an exeeplional privilege, the permission to form companies with limited Iiability, io boldly declaves such permission’ to. he the common and nudoubted right of all; and he thus into, duces into our mercantile code a principle as valuable aud fartilo of good as that which was the foundation of Sir Roamer Poe's commercial reforms, ‘Tho fall and usémmmelid freedom of association is, in truth, the comploijont of the fieedom of trade; and Me. Lown inay be eougratulated on laving had the courage and ‘good fortune to inaugurate £0 auspicious a change, Into the details of his Bill for the incorporation and 16. gulation: of Joint-Stock Companies, we eamiot at present enter, It is probably destined to effect greut and admimble improvements. Tt throws open to tho wise, the honest, aid the philanthropic, many usofil and promising enterprises which have hitherto been suffured cithor to lie dormant, or to be mismanaged by ignorant and imespousible adventurers; suid ib extends to the humbler classes fatilitis, which were formerly too costly to be within their reach, for combining their scanty means in the pursuit of logitiniato gain, We ‘welcome this loug-necded reform ai bringing our taws into consonance with the dictates of justico and good sense—being fiosily persyaded that, in the conduet of hanan affairs, what fp just is expediout, and that nothing which is not right in the abstract ean over be permmently produotive of good in practice. RELIGIOUS JOURNALISI, TE emer to hear of any partioubir individual thot he was cininently religious, what kind of person should wo espect to Seok. As the word “religion " is novw cencrally used to denole the aura total of the aelations between mau and his Maker, andnot sueroly, as was once thie easo, the extomal ceremonial of sors, ‘we sould have a right to expect thab a very religious man would differ from his neighbours, not so much ii the apparont objects or in tho ordinary habits of Tite, as in being eminently vise and geod—n man of truth, principle, honour, and charity—x judicious adviser,a man whosewword could be trusted, one who Feared nothing’ in the path of duty. Tn short, we should look for a man fearing and Joving God, ‘aad acting ‘upon these prineiplos in all lie dealings with men. If we were to hear of a newspaper us dis. Hnguished)by the same peculiarity, we ought, by. a parity of Tetgoning, |to expect in it similar-qualities.. ‘The fumetion of a Rewepaper ia to report-and to comment upoit passing events. A nis newspaper, one would suppose, ought to bo distinguished Salournbe nol wo characlevized by eomcating more thf, and toro generously, and morewisely than other newspapers upod the oturrenes which might allrctitanotiog. Words, however are not xéadily divested” of their appropriate. menting, ued though the usage of tho-day sauy seem to sanction te notion ‘hat the word ‘religious’ is equivalent to righteous, it is somes times used in its original seis of addieted,” wisely or uot "t0 fermonplobpreancayAfe wor ho teda diver, ve eno difficulty in understanding what is ment by the “religous eis, and| by tho seligious’” world wich opments The ‘pitas, og thin hypotlet, wll denote that part of seis aed Those pastculae newspapers whl ate dittugeshed by eee =gonerally, sincerely enough—a peculiar itmportance tote cots ol ts ort al ato Habla couse of language, and of thought which are urutly aaseinten ah devotion. Hvery ono knows that iu orery theological denon uation theo ar povslanities which ditaggaaks thoes va fuss the atrictest adhereuca to its principles. “We do. not Gigs te ticle or to tmpata sasiseendy totlaco who ssop tn ‘wo knew nothing whatever about two given individuals, ‘xeopk tho fact that the ond did ond tho other dif not exiubit a ‘ecullaritis, wo should think that there was some evidence {hat dhe es rs a hotter man than the aeeoed, "Tho" aggropa af those bois is what it generally caed te "religous eoehd al the fanetion of religious nowapapers i to Septanoce ako inions, Fecings and interests ot the arin case tg shee 37 divided. The untverat.profegson of these paper iv ae they wish fo pepmotg the snterets of tru platy, her a at weno! yon at fonda aos eget i= “true pity ts that which i befell and dono by te tuy pipes “ue Fog th oa fn etn pee fexlain tanner "The principles and the way oF Spring thon Bro suc alse, ‘he perdons who Held aed ce es Hots thie section of the reliloae arid which wo. repregent Gon the whole the body "which ra roprenent is tral. rows, and oy reqrnening the Relies, wiser, pion, ad iret Wear tulocating tho eau of tre pty Now, inasmuch as such bodies aro distinguished, nob only by thet pty int by the pectanties bieh So have montane sundae i nel eases to resngoise the outrun ond sate an tha. the inward a pital peace whl gives i oa elute Re sowsnper whieh repeeseals ify pretty es forthe, sake oe onventoneo sdditinginess, f9 dzsoy the sigh which acy oe souchtsive evidence of the spinal condvon hich suaree ssocriinod. Hall red-haired men mere eminently consivetonal ‘nevsinpe etablsued on tonsitutional priueipies would boeey spl to Uiseus all whose hes were black broken oF atop ee when ay lille" heated in poltieal ‘coutesy, thoy ould. aot feruple“of coutee, with every expressin of fondsfnde fo noe Bir ied etna asf wordt si al dows sho did not comply wie the. tent, ot on the phoma of aoe hinenes of edt the ground fete stooaly Acta to hiseinetanstanc the belie ery pony quitestee tthe insite signifeance of she questians ut Tes an there will no longer bony eause for sutprie. at the Rightia eb ence and consiant diregort of truth wife arecnisaclaly sociated in our minds with tho words Feligious: nomspapeee Wellnve vulgar papers, we have vaprinipledprpers we fara disingenuous papers, and ore havo abe paperes bad the All byikernes whic the lumian ear is enpable oF feeling the Ri Fog "which ti sablo of capers t bein novlicte bt a teligious pepees, “We tase of ne, egal sore gif than Wot dP lus" writer wil curvis. spite anc taxing is'gencrdliy‘eay, marron eon tpt ito wonds tho tages ania to bad bend ant gloomy imayjnation. "We Kuow of no more avd responsi than that of being a permanent aeandal and. stumblingblock. £5 Bios wo wish fo ove amt to serve hair Maker, and pomp gesasion to the cups of religion to blapheme. Semaine, ie the mith of such displays iy iedly yous to eae Smile ab 2 bundesing Heracity whieh, is at once: amutigy ead cust “Tako, 0 example, the Florine estas tae ompressed) from a antee fa last-week's alla on Crise Bigtone ‘The devil, aécondng tt, Augustine, laa certnia mor atéibutes. Ho fonmot get drunk. “te is: industrigns, Mle i emfvently fateligeny, aad Spal ih te it tinge ss Hm pure any one of te gods colleges. Like the devil, the poople of Protesane Bra ‘umasingly indusicins, an cei, ‘ie industry bed 2 Sutanse Did te Wovil erate ust ‘We may ace in Bitestant England eae lusay wich amoy he tecme Siteni, a tomperance ‘wack is elanie eed fn inlligeneo hie iy Satanic. ‘Thin daidifgnee makes ea ge" emiste nd wisn ike yor aad well dora, ectatny CaS Beg thai a to Gi we acne he peed ren atl dogron whic ial fc to Uh egaentaton ofthe acreage, se firing ofits to wsinilte the ioral ehnractr of mach to that of Satan oa aan by Hed eiernat leiturtrs [poor Lawl Stanley]. ota hates foiaing a bell-upe curt.” As mien ow, 10 ell Bis seap., Persia’ teak ae lve "by sory prat inst wol Jonrifed win one shar oath Lr the Inst. em wise Sede {Grout Brityin wilh ts disastrous funcrea sbdow, We. suppoio. the inuider of ‘Miss Hinds wai only potty Paddy's ‘vey, and that tho nino’ unfortunate visto hase he sear in Tilia’ were Cathle margen” Our eostomptany Proceeds = : “Wo have frst tho Senda’ flony [mises isdemennous would! hace donna fngl a eles a? of de Bear meRT Rl aro TIE greener "Son ae tee a {ie expan of ispaleny Aer Te ei att Scene we er kis some comfort to reflect {hat Palmer is no! yot convicted. But it dove vot fellow tint Bogland i aell porate Pee laghas a elamany figure and couse red hse" horwere Sees Hscovorod vwilhin a’ mouth ‘of those Nepuies cy t-ararly sie ranula before “Ebwlittseret nig azo probubly-ony the lat elonts of to flow” prea ticking ‘ist! to rest; aud wo are uot sony that the lraed sf bessorte foe dows aud tho ebagsgerden-should cary the {nto a sptere fa whieh if Gay: aggravates the sya chironis dioaso, instal af threslonsae te tonee : Captinly:the conduet of many of the Irish Roman Catholies has adt heen such as to incline ua either-ta- ‘Fespect orto admiro ‘them. Thoro is, hoyiever, a. body in England of which wo wish to spink wilh tho sineorese sespost and whieh ‘ar meey eee | oabied alalns to our atmicntign, "Tre cavescurt Ua dogs ds bitter ox tha Tudit, but less abloy aid ‘more totally teed ‘pulous, We allads 0 the Evangelical party and the Bes viruleneo mis. oF Rgsspyer, No eno:wht ina fend to"the Chuck of ener iid'sau doubt fist tho Brongoicl party. has ieuica 204 ‘The great religious revival of the last govern. ment, conducted with extraordinary aki! and vigcur, of somo of our most eminent charitable socicties—the names of puck’ men ts Seott, Vea Newton aud Sic, and of many living persona who nit unworthily represent theirepititual ances fore, ago moat unquestionable ile torespeet, naa evil hou, not only for thémselves, but for the peace of English sovicty, they have allowed themselves to bo represented. by a paper bitter «fils, and miiguant. to an exten ltnost ineredible. OF the theology of the Record wo will sny nothingas we do not agreo with our contemporary in thinking that auch subjects can be profitably discussed in'a ‘We will content ourselves ‘with stating a genera im vwoithinke, will be shared by all entitled to judge. Lot any one compare books which tho Recordsvould greek withadudns'skiss—I1. Venn's Complete Duly of Aan, J. Vemn's Sermons, or Wilberfores's Practinal Chrié fianity — with “the theological articles in the Meeord, and S will feel the pure ail a shoek whieh would be occasioned the substitution of tho photograph of a cozpse for the par- Maitof a fice. In dhe one, bo wil find some, pesulastin of expression and of opinion with which he sould. porlimps not Ho inclined to sympathize, but he would also find in'erery page the deepest marks of tho lovo of God and the love of man. Ln tho other, he would find the same expressions, anil a eatieatiro of fhe stmo opinions, petrified into sho which would Jad him 0 suppose that, whilst the objoct of the Master served hy the be al of ters es ‘eae te worl the chlarii he ing worsliipped by the others was to prepare and Lo rejoice in its destruction. No doubt the eofumarof the Resond ave hl ot Jamentations over human wickedness and the consequences to which it tends, but it is impossible to read them without, per- ceiving that they aro crocodile's tears, and that in reality the “writer rejoices over the eorruplions which appear to prove his conclusion, At the hend of te column of eorsespondeuce in the Record, siands this notice—“"We shall not insert anything opposed to the fundamental truths of the: Gospel, without, an immediate refutation.” On the 7th January, a letter, contain- ing the following passage, was published in thal column without nole or comment, under the euxious signature of calls the Editor's attention to" A work called Boyle whick ought 10 be, devoured by every Englishman, wholher Protestant, Dissontor, or Catholic.” Why? Becawao, " never swas:n man co clearly convitod of iying, slander, and detraction ‘2a Cardinal Wiseman in this book. 15 wuld be wrong to say [but not to insinuate] that he is also convicted of perjury, but the ‘statement of facts. is euch as to throw very strong suspicion on" :his afidavits. We have no particular love for Cardinal ‘Wisernan, but we should be omy to think Juim perjured. This a “fandamental truth of the-Gospel,” thet there is joy in heaven over one sinner that repentoth ; but it would seem that there is Joy inthe pages of tho esr over tho dtesion of ary one ‘who needs tepentance. ‘The Records estimate of itself is perhaps as. surprising as its judgment of its neighbours. In a well-known essay, an eminent writer had maintained the opinion that many persons who make little or no profession of religion aro neverthéless distinguished by exompany conduct, an thats fle and unchavitale to say {that such actions are merely external, and have no spiritual value, On the gt of last month, the ‘Record published an article upon thie mubjct, othe else that ‘Uhero we a. great difienco be. ‘tween Mz. Jowett’s theory and the fact. “Ho assorted that the chureh and the world wore separatod from exch other by very slight distinctions, and ‘*besought us not to keep up auch: rig line of demareatiou;" whereas, says the Zecord, hoi wicked aro all: the Courts of Europe (“for obvious reisons, ‘excepling our own and that of Franc"), How-wieked tho Bresident of the United States would be, if he could—it is worth whilo to remark not only the chanity of the assumption, but the ingent with which, by an'aftcr-thought, a foreseen objection is silence How wicked ‘the respectable classes are—hott wicked railway directors are—how wicked are the poor, ss is shown by hus- ands beating their wives! Tn short, “ the present state of the Tnuman race, oF ab leagt of ninoty-nine hundredths of it, is dos. rately wicked.” ‘For these reasons the Retord justifies itselé $n “enforcing a rigid line of demareation.”” “Wher! the Pliarisee in the parable arrived at the conclusion thal he wai not as other ‘men, he had af least the graco to express hia thankfulness, The Record does not even think it worth while'to slate the fuet, but eaves it to bo inferred. It rigidly marke itself off from tho rest of the world—tho ninoly-nine hundredths are." des- peratély wicked.” ‘What, can we infer but) that the other one Inimdredth “is ‘unimpeachably. good? Berliaps,.in some future edition, Mr. Jowett will draw “the other side of the picture, and show’ thet, ax the world has many of the virtues of the church, the church is not exempt from the fruilties of the world.” Perhape, amongst othor things, le would ‘ty, ** How timid our spiritual reprovers are "| Ls the Emperor of the French so spotless that lic alone ia admitted to share ‘with the Queen, the Editor, and the admirers of the Record, the fold of tho little lock? Or eau it be that the “obvious reasons" ‘which exempt him from remark are mero cowardice and time: ) serving? Cai we imagine Blijah saying to Iaracl, «Heur, O ‘rae te pees ar Vry wick, Ue people are vary winked, ‘tho thadosmen of Jezreel are very wicked. In eliort (Hough, for inestimable service. eontury — the foundation,« the maintenanes, and. th OP.” Tt . Wiseman, ‘obvious roatons, what I says no reference to Ahab and Sezclel) inoly-uine out of erety hundred of you aro desperatly wicked? Indeed, our contemporury's clumsiness puts his loyally on a par with bis chusty and his gournges for he ins placed in the seme tatogory, and for tho niko nestons, our ona Sorercign, anda manwlive friendship even worldiy-minded people sceept with tone reservations. ‘One of the most curjous circumstances inthe conduct of the Feeord is tho nature of its punedianship over that shel it the marks off Leia petiy, spiteful, na tncof a beadlo who ia ep occupted a repping ike oye who Took olf their prayer-books in church, that te ban zo time to listen tothe sermon, aod Hite inclination to join in the prayers. On tho rth of last month, tho Reeord published a favourable roview of tho Life of Captain Vicars, a pious and gellant offer Kiled in tho trenches at Bebustopa. "Very rightly Ecusidering much subject most useful at the prosent Cine the Ieeord devotes somthiag more than to columns to it, but the tithoress as 49 unforLinnlo as to inset in ne book sever tiolations from enoyeon'a poema, atl to call th love of wou ibe his molhor ove of "the Fillet affections of ina'e heat,” going on, moreover, to say, that througit the instrumentality of Fine adction Caplain Vieg's was led to higher alfeetions gil This would nolesoent very horeteal, but the Ravord considers hie 3 sounds far mord like the language of tho Maurician seliool than the language of tho. Now Levtamenf and proceeds tosny, thnbeuch feolingsaflorall havo in Ueny as the Artila expreisesity "the nature of sin-"” Its, perhape, fortunate for i sinful yor thal we have not all boon ep auscessful as out tronitor in mortifying the earnal virtues of the unregenerale Front, Mitte fustioron,aoferenco,on the pavt of Captara Views to Newton's Cordiphonie, suggest to his grt a late lesturo of Mr. Alford's, and he concludes tis" Hedley ‘Vienes hnd not solearned Christ, He hac his Hibleexperimeaally "plainly topgesting that Afr. Alford, who is dragged fato tho question wlllcut wing tho aljghtet! connexion ith iy is destitute of “oxperimental” nequaintanee with the Bible, hose who knw thab this ignoraiea in understood to imply, will shudder at thp toalignity ich make t tho subject of a ilnatuved tmeer- A iter on, he suhoret i eoqrored for quoting 9 on the poot laureate, but “oven Wills and Longfeliow,® who “all belong to te pantheistic school of Parker'and Emerson,” A criteam about'as just and as intelligible ab it would be to say that they all-embince the “heresies of Dr, Newman andi brother tie Professor, «Charity thinketh no evi." The ‘Record thinketh nothing bat evil> Ono would have supposed iit the most ineane and invotorato enmity could have toon no hhatm in Mp. Macmiay's statemont that tie excollont Genera Mckay eaid on a pattioalar oveasion, “God's will bo dose, But tho Recon! bat the microveopic eye and ‘avaie. proboscis ‘which. ave chamneteristi of some of tho leap suroury "parts of thot ston, Tn ta on the pana, any th the expression. retlly was, “Tho will of tho Lord be dono," fig semarks tat. many minds Till recognize “the existence of God which will shrink fom naming the Lord Jehova obviously. imputing to Mr, Mucuilap disbolet of ‘the yOld ‘Testamont, beeause he substitutes one equivalent for another. = ‘The way in which, the Record treats the public in'genetal govbines a ove quale vic seomen Eonour aud good fling repudiate. If aay ‘ono wishes to soe a specimen, of the mig which ipo aes od eaggat hecuaios svhicl i ns neither the courage to male good, hor the modesty to rolract-nif ho wishin to seo tho kindest actions yiiied, tbe Tost intentions misrepresented, and vomon dragged betore the publie and loaded with coarse’ cbuso—let him seed the articln bh the Nightingsle Fuad whieh appeared in the Record between the 14th and the 28th of January last,” ‘Taieeds Chie re Bint periodical eres over tele ainda crv. ance abt unllce dist which wan once welded: by-ihe ge and the Sativish. We do not of course, suppose tint. the Read trades in husk-money; bute dotay tatit lads upon sand ead ts tte ypocrisyt profess todo so upon religious grounds Sap: pote re wero pulllsh amaceount of the pursuits of al the persons Connerted ith Sapporo emerta sey Ble A. inshehatitat going to sloop in church, whlst Bir. preashos sermons bought SEM. Cab 25, Gd. geal. Mt. D, beats hs wie + My. Il: dicks foo mich port wind | aud its a fact that when Mr. i dined at ‘Mr. Gs, fiey passe al heir tnt in tallingcenndal aout Me HE and Mx. J." Would our contopporary's just indigeation be aiid byte ret tat ar dnd var pubs won Seligious grou, folshow people that thoy ongat-netto-put cou fldouce in thoi taghers, and that we plastered them ovor wth ‘quotations from the Biblo? Yoh this lu whut thoy do wook by ‘week contiutnlly.. On the th of last month thoy had to vetract Tilphetatoments wlibl they had wade about te Piva aie of the Duchess of Buccleuch, and fad the impudoneo fo make thelr ‘elracation he ovession of insulting comments upon the amount of tho confidence existing between that lady and. her hor band, “We have not forgotion how, some. years since, they nnd the basences to employ upg to And out whether grace said at tho tgblo of « party of genllion with whoge ule ‘ey ind ae much todo an with the balances at thoir bauer They eondescended to hunt up ihe aise ofthe Oxford Uuoh and iho King's Colleye Debating, Socicty: Tn fanny aostanct, they avo published fo all tho world the fagt of tho pantcipation "Feb. 16, 1886.] The Saturday Review. 295 ‘felergymen in ameements, tho proptcty of which is surely 2 gousral end su open qucstion nnd whilst they have thes fofuowaly poled asording to thir view of palisting the oe fie of the cup and the patter, what hs bean thet eooae with epost to the weightie matics of te law? Who would eves Tor the Record tp loan helo a war wea just, alae i 8 Silistey worthy of conftence? The render yl ft these come nents on “nude” (it so indecent io uy nrked) statuary eseeh Poll lf co passonagen ofthe Kingdgsa wth prustent sasooge, Ho will at cluma afer column of indie fulnear eons tho Hand in the Paves andthe opening of inv Crystal Bence a Sunday; but he will fad’ verp lle. wobth, reettng tn tho greee questions which involve che honour and eos seience of the nation. If we turn to the, Prophets or to the Genpla, we shall find thatthe stan which sada Cots pulse ments on people are. injustice, loodguilt spocrisy, iecood, tyranny. Tivo turn fo" tbune Sia have. heared lume in chese days tort freqeonty on thee Hs we hall a Uae wan, pestilenee, and fhnine are poured eat upat ase lint at the worst aren more fhan a ew sasignesge ester Fyimpboms of sin, aud what are, in many eases; inore raalters oF ‘fangemeat or aesidentaue a the superseripon of & ies tho endowment of a college, of tho proposad ‘opouing of the ‘British Museum on a Sunday. Q Of all the phases of modera journalism, there is none more Abestable thin that witch would Toad ah ‘yoorent seals to suppose tat either religion is principally eotternod wilh ten toll ceremonial observance, or tbat ii tho aeknand sue oF Sspoorsy and th conreneat tool of malice LONDON AND PARIS IMPROVEMENTS, t TQNDON and Paris ero both of them, mending their ways, Tt aro severally earrying out thn! Taube: proses fe rmanner ontentalioualy characteristic and distinctive cit Pasi igulio works ate dhdered by the Goverament andey excented. In Londda, bil-by-bit-schomos are titsidly propos fuwely “enoountered-—droppd, delayed Yencwel-abengiene mended, sometimes marred. The business is sometimes done, sometinies loft undone—ditener hialf-done. A pregnant example ofthis hap-hatard way of teling with Sparen ntereta to ‘be found ia the proposal for bisecting St. James's Park, which— after the positive assuranee that it was to be, and the equally festive aarurneo tha it wos tt to becand las not fat tg ludicrous dilemma ii which it has placed Sir Benjamin Hall, of Taving to dorawone his jopulasity or yilipend ye own ellal dignity is foally to be started, alvag with & iumbles projet fer stlining the sie end trons hea olore a Select Comics af ie Commons. Bithor the Par, aati, ita be thrown ones for genoraleatrage tre, ora bridge and'road, with or wihout a viaduct, aro to be carried across the gardeus and the water. ‘The later scliomie, which ves hastily started on tho supposition {hat would be popula, proves to be the exact reremio; and Wo ato not sorry thabrit, should be 80, for, bo it intuition or accident, the public happens in. this instance to have taken the right view, in point of taste. ‘The garden in St, Jamos's Park, yp the mats which Sore ita Jesdng feature, sa gpacnes of Jjandscapp gardening—a very good ons of its set, and aagulan 22 fpr ts positon ia large iy Cub te asda to, sndfis entire effets gone “you leave nothing put tres repulse Hot of grosid, neil of dom conn slo adequate efor tse brsbéhuty. Do real tenuity of size which de laying ont of tle grounds had masked, becomes at once and for ever patent. Hal urden been of the formal class like the Charmps Wivsces; or tipCollege Walls at Cambridge, the ease would have been holly diltent. ” With, chat azsien (the almost wnireril one ‘or divic. gardening .out jof England). the straight road, the Uidge, and possibly. the raduet, perfestly scconded; but ep ba ae th ony sytem as breed and after the lapso of years has brought, it inte full porfucson, fo apoit all by the intongruitice oF ay ofa. alts tibuant 5a ee lan ‘9h enti pit of tp wont We ‘te not enlerng into thy comparative mets, for tora. got denihg, of the Tandseape land the formal styles, Both: Keno their merits, and both déserve to ho treated according to these merits, . Hero tho ostensible object for which the Vandalism is Propdied, is to facilitate general transit.’ ‘The object no doubt is on} but the more humble schéme of throwing open the whole of Stamos Park, round antl except the garden, sod of eating ‘gop Opening near Spring Gardens, quite sufleieutly meols Ihe Fo ukod> Tore eaanot bo, we imagice, with mon of eonse, one 1 Afiomentis- hesitation. Which ‘plan to accept. But whatever is ‘adopteds-the transaction in itaélf is eminently charasteristio of ‘the Ruglish method of dealing with public improvements. + y Fate do nos despair of the amelioration of tho metropolis, 8 to taste and freedom of transit. London resombles, it ‘his matter a stout selfilled younleer run wild, who lina wiry {lll repels for his legitimate fuardians aad peecoptors Sek ‘lo EY heap, be would any ono ltr So go ane is| every now anc en picking up improvement for SHE pe ne ora or mech cet boa Ges op it row wiser a well as biggor with vecclving game Spite of te tereible pickle ho is alvraye getting ator” Path + to othet baud, is tho perfection ‘of hugh eduction, endured F eh 6 adopte solendewalento—the best governeses, he most expensivemasler ite most echerche’ costae, tho newest ater the, han Atigas, te wariest of Duennes, andthe Taos exalted chip rohage. To pursue the simile a liltle further, the above-named stripling and’ damsel must be considered cousins, who bave, through the days of childhood and early youth, kaown, heted, and. areaded cack ther, but to, fo all het seem Nok neha to make a match. As friends of both families, let it be our busi- ness fo warm the young couple of Chte senpective rl Dropping mtaplor, wo ‘st i each capital, tho renut of @ aigantl ncident.. London, to sonfve ourelees in the fet iat Sianoe to cur awn metropolis, je what i i fram, tho forttong conditions of the vatious properties over which it has rambled. Private interest waa steonge enough, oven with the ruins of 1666 Atill smoking, to overrule’ Wron's Tmagnifeent coneeplion of aa fvliatc rebuilding, and tha ous opportunity huvsng, been Toss iis Tike yever sefurned. Tho " Gay” af London secoringhy ro00 ge ‘upon its ol foundations the difference eing that ihe. fids architecture o hares I, replaced the pietaaquo aicty of the national style of the Eawarda and ee Bensves td the rationate of thd wubecquent. growth ofthe lenget ore ie tho, world sto bo found ta the attoraoy9 oe and tae builded coustingttous, "Teas the simplouychecked compat tion offsival esttee eeu. into tbe marke to Hust aguoet Sach ilies, A vise atd provident ystems of town extension would lve brought inthe ir frou above, which cost noting wile fe ‘would uave spared te ground belo ia which, square fet were Counted at a golden ‘value. Bat aoe tu aradgement would havo beon fatal tothe peciniany objects of the then heldees of the remoter dots, besides invatring te ‘eenteal speculators — ‘lolicr landowners or buddors—in, th eatra exponsen Of exe tolid and lofty eonstrustions, Which fey were fot: rrghted fnougla tose. ‘Accordingly each esto ran up ifs dwartid and foraliag feneinta als nat foe the pete Yona fo the aetual oreupent nfo, while lating fe the gest propratr to Iusauscessiresiarein th booty. The ulimatefrutef thin found in ths enormous distances of London and ia tho. milo and mules of miserabl, undrsied, eacaredfor tenements dotined to lodge bur working popaleson-ay, and clases of society more opalegt fuud more intalligeut than tere operates to the nell ot the ‘Now, and tho eastward ofthe City Roal—houses which merely repeat, in proportion to wad they ought to bo, te analogous tort comings of more cotapicuous nelghtowioode, "How the Landon Squares ever came int exstenee, an the faouof tis sym, seems almaoet a mirscley and even they, vith very few osoeptgn, are alte be fount i artes’ niboathond, ‘Bu pen such principles, or nonprinipes, ino wader that. London, {n proportion to is sie and. adrantages of ite fort has daly ddvantages, ia ita heond creeent age and its yndaeing Baan sing gly from tho rory waters brak to the Regie of Hampetesd nnd Highgste-auoud be the least beaut sty In the world. Nor iste only thus mauting tx beauty, but so onventenoe: through the deficioney of tose artoges of mata ommanicaton wich axe aot only iadipensable tothe tailo of ton ofits fz, but an important clemea of esthetic render. Houid soto otherisp Barrage oe a Webern, fox huntane, eepeatively hawid the Porland esfath—thortore {ey man down to Oxford-snect Gill go indifeteatiy saueht, bog toss beng-s parochial ud eta. boundary all the tay ‘rh all the einuosides of a mssbgpen ernb-braieh and dese Tro atseota yee but the types of macy ols. Matters df douse aro mending, and have ten so, however Sncompltely, for aboot forty years. With al that fo hus to sme for, George LV. at lett deserves pric for hnving given Lis name"if'no' mose—to. the * Regent's” Tinprovesunt’— Sel thd Park, Stave then, manos publ nad yuu pubi lags have grown np, trying at leat o be something beter thna theold publi offices of Deaingestroct. ituella gare the frat example of more bouniful allotment of squats with plessare-geounts than lind been dreaaé of previously Belgrnr End Tybomnia have trunped {ao eufe and, wita al hee fale eplay-pareulasly. the later and lator ngion—aatyle fae diforens fom hae of anyother quaster, Pal Mall tt least (Ganka tp the Cheb movesient)ine-besom on one side strot Of sately-mandous} andouo public bulding a all evante-tbe Palace of Westmiastor-ina grown up on © gigentio sale and (rith al thy faults which jut or unjuntontcise muy deserts Thi» worthy of cle usdon and of the metropolis while the tdious termfol impovt tho idea of eiesif noth ele ints the ‘pul notions of Gneieuction.” New paris have been fora, Mille the movensent for model iodgiog-Ronses presents’ wat Tange and lofy stevetures, which i deficient in any. positive esac at lates Ho the postive es of pllub an sual, and posseas the slid advantages of leslie, coors fa decent ce : “Tn one els aé lest of edifpee—tho places of worship built ax itivere fa ivaley within the ast Seen poste by Onurchieny ‘Rotuin Cuilotco and (to theow the Ievingies tn) Dissenters; gah nso Inge solesin of blige, mow as various phascs of Gothic, and of-véry different degrees of merit, Teuing fool ts bignac sxoelliuae 6 tho loweit Ferecbay bucgia ‘as a whole—their number specially taken into consideration—the fro.a moet romartable contribution to tho architectural value Gf ‘London, whether regarded, near at hand, or in tho spirea which ‘they add fo duck panoramic views of te metropolis 4 ey