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40 The Saturday Review, {Jan. 8, 1859. tescept perhaps ina fond inother''dceem, in tho selection of tho Souny arstocra's'voation within the iside rig. ‘Ths ono, exception which might, be. urged ocears in that one rofersion i whoee ato lifo-pocragen already exiet, But wo all that aristocratic Uislope eanot be ‘ow appointed in auth - nalere ta dus. the Tas eontary. How slauds the matter in Foleronee toto three other profersions—the bar, the army. and Xho nary 1? your srgument were eound, you would be able to show ht the eae won nthe Uppet Bonzo by meters afte thre profi, comida fallen tothe shareof young menof tte. Hox manydo you suppore dhave:heon son dur fhe prevent ceniury Fo the beet oF my ecollestion, tho Tollowiny lst inclndes the whole mimber. ‘The Honourable'T. Erskine, after trying both army aad navy, won the Grent. Seal and a postage.” Tn the army, tbe Honourable ‘Avthur. Wellesley, Sir Stapylton Cotton, and Lora Fiteroy.| Somersctreached the House of Lords; and.the Fel of Hopetoun ud an English: poceago confeesed upon him GOB. Buewar, hha incon, catered on, hey when ik suceession to the peerage of Londonderry was virllly cera Tn the navy, 10 Instanee is Yo be found—the Hongurabe W. Waldagenvs having been made Lord Rndstock in the Trish peer. age threo days helore the expiration of te eighteenth ceitury, While the Barony of Prados, eonfereed. on the actuol Dake Nortbusibarlaad shen all’ Lord Algernon, Perey, was. not specially grinted for. naval services, “the Tice of there feta Pie uscletstoeontetd, ax you do, that the" young lord insta Iie choice to thore fone jroftssions bssuuse they. are. apt’ to ito the peerage, which you term "the only practieable aid satisfuctory mark of onan” TE we thre in thst pre-cwinent instocmtie, but Timited profission, "diplosney,” whic bot fo and 1 forgote-youwill only slightly alréagihen your ease Beponngon i with eer and wi peennt the dea if is the rout consideration, aud tne opening xt for his hoy of new Ersions less expeusivo in Chel outht, and lees espensive ta tho hubs of fe they engender, may to often as great a chuity (> the Tord of Uroad, yet henvily-charged notes, gs the Goveraitent ‘emigration bout i fo-the lahguter who mows his. pleasate- ground: ‘Wherice, tien, dee tie piciadieo agains the outside, and i fivour of tho inside; professious precoed? It is tomy mind simply a, spuvions aftorgrorth of Tepalitm, tik the “easton hich so Jong prevailed ernonig the stoidest members af society obec lel ord tw tat thy oe ane fr tho etiquette which prevailed (ill the invention of the leveling son, wih muletod tr Drs on sgl ie ate of « * Post-ehrise, ecwue only atforneys eould demican themselves to Ree tho eogehe-or the Horror that exited not more than thi | years ago among young’lashionnbles of being ean driving up You party ina back eatriage’ We way now afford to laugh at | all less and:many toynate absurdities, hut they once exercised | tyranny as potent-over.the mind, of society ay the aybiguona {position which the outside professions sill hold and yet they Hare enccessively died amy in the lifeting of tea who began ‘heir active career while they were in full Fore, and io hav eon der pir long botos he nd ela good ol age Ay Lord Dake, who a quartes af a coaluty since posted dave the Novth-road in his chariot and four, now hustling at Fuston- faquare cr King’s-cross for his ticket, aymbolizes a social evolu. fon as wonderfal ng that which I foreshadow. "Tue. pseudocfoudal ‘chaineler. of the objection to such pre, fessions is algo shown by Ue existence of large class of coset. ations whi 4 peerage, and work beth enerous in itsamount and of a kind ely frequentiy to gal, by ite subsorrienteharacter, a proud ous- teptiblonature, yet whiol ie; for allthat, considered legitimately ‘open ta the soma of uo noblesse: “I mean the long rol of ofiees AF Court, inthe Houses-of Psrliament, in publie departments tnt ist elie cooale appointments,” Why a thes ftitocratie rank? Because they lave to do with dignitaries, Gecause’ their occupants ure’ the: immediate servants either of ‘Majesty of of the. high powers of the State; Nothing” can boseo dhorougiy foul a te rewon, and ¥ quite adn oreo, while 1 easitond thet. other professions, exueting aeregoa of a fous dependent nature ought be tabooed.. Curcusly tenonghy in old Seotiead—preeminently feudal and wristocralic a4 {t ‘vas--medicine used to be an “inside profession.” ‘he part ‘which Dr. Cameron—Loehjels brotherplayed in 1745; Will ‘Be familiar to all shudenle of tae lime. DBnd, T do-nat for one moment urge (88 you almost seem to assume) that any lord tiny Honourable onght to be forced into an outside profession. What T argue for is free-trade, Let the aristooracy-—'who nd Jonger strat about girt with sword, and no longer teap. the ‘highways in their somehes and four—conform to ho times in one ore particular lao, of no inconsiderablo.jnsportance to" their ‘yn andlesal and social well-being, by agvecing, under. tacit ‘| consent, to leave it open, withous frown or shoke-6f the head of ‘igh; 10 their sons to follow their bent inlany proferions tho * mnembors: of which. already write “Enq.” after thoir names,” IF foany. avail themselves of this liberty, their nmbors will show ‘that the egncession. was not made Vefore it wes wanted: TE tow do, then thone for will bo gainerd By the concession, nd’ tho rest of the vrorid will goon 9 before.’ ‘The bold speculators -in favour and avocesa who look to tho. House, ‘Lords for tho lad of cighteon, wil look to it stil. ‘The fe mney af Fast bed| ‘Tho Honournbla | Tombjno very moderate stipends, no prospects of |. "more nncierdus and lew aspiring numbers, who eee nothing more Th orders, the tat, the ering, dnd the navy, than « gentleman's Seapedtable ay of spending is time and eataing hisubsiatenee, ‘not do'po the lat Tor the change, altioug, for Uuowe who ike it oben waye'as-gendlemanly and respestable ia thee even have been ofkned up. Thote, on the other and, who are now forced into the inside profegeions agains de geaiay will Sd thelr fray to moreleongenia| means of lielinood. “To the members of the enftarichised professions themselves, whether the number of trinocttis crue they eount been or analy the potentiay spot era they count be i otal hozeletlp Sng otic ite Lorn, wil prove advantageous to the arstoerasy /HIaciF oj widening the eirles of ose who feel «dice sympathy | with 4 «Soar, short, from. weakening the eatin of the | tristocraey ih England, the chaiize will, I believe, exténd and frenglben is legtiote-induese, by breakage oven that ape | posed anfaggnisny whic come neers amuse iemjeelven with | fosering betveen. the so-aled upper" end-so-aled “upper ‘midla clanes " ‘Your semavka upon the spesinl aplication whieh T-mske.of theory ta jowalnn, wich fore tha, second head ‘of your alice: may be move brie treated Tn proportion you prove your-own tage, you prove mine. ‘Tho lees formed jourallen is ava peofesian, Uho note It needs forabaton and graduation in 1 Lae wll ise it "do aot ue any ono bsg forced into it. All iat T aay a, lecittbe open to any onto rho petses to eaters writer Gr nee porter, and the. higher his social position is, the more will he | Benet ia ening, Cogether with hineelf"Wateunge the rapidity ‘with which alia ofc talent con sake hinselfa waster, and tbe Tacikly wit jhiels ho ean combine journals with oter pate sions. Grail, for arguments esc, dat you do not understate {ho pecutisy ving nesdod to wield the pen edleentiy. T reply, fo" shut the more reason Tor the clever youth. of fantly-uot%6 emur to-ating kis money ou the daly ov weekly press,“ But,” say you, ‘"joliala ure of such different classes""-some more, some les especiales Go. aro tg gradations of ll professions ‘The highest ud ho lowest paper cstot ve morodorent inthis ineraie han Butler or Seeker nas from the drunken parson whom | Hozarh puted, or the bacolie viens whom, Sinllet deserved. ‘The High Clazncery barrister wold notenily brook comparison wih the OW Boy yasionn it th exten Feapesiable blanch dote not operate againa the selection of th inside prufestons by men of highieth, Leb thenbe ae sensible inregerd to Journalism, an the il indrealyeoatribue othe onparative purification even cf the Jena desirable. csea oF fourunl: gue argument draw from the small income derie- Able; generally epetiing, from jouinalinn, does tot weigh with mno.”“Itwme tke your inside" professions all-rotpd, Lhelewe dnot:ths avenge het income wineh ean vo eotidown a atretly professional yonid be Tar blow rooofa yenr. Tie journalist Tina neither 4 keep n. curnte and: largely subsidize the village fehloolsand cbavties; noc bo snk eoitalin commissions and open {in eviaus wp aie on cmd eforme and expenuie epee fond ifthe fndb. tliat occupation dose not como to him, thera fe md ourt-whielr be mist frequent with etiply bag—oa chainbers on ‘Shieh he stadt waite Wis'anmnes He daasorery that he em {hen lis, vocation, aud he belakes himself io some other soureo of income, "|" remain, Sit, yours fauhfully, = ‘A J.B, Bizsronp Hors, (REVIEWS. HE ’brais TRIAL: : OWELUS State Trials oxtend from the prosseding’-againat "Thomns{icBteket in. 1163 to the tral of Tistlewood and others for thd Calo-street Conspiracy in. 1820." Since that time, ‘thirey-cight fears uve passed, wlich hare. boon wacked by-a large atimber oF erivinal proseedinge of the vory lighten interest, We puble [aad private ts Uslope. that se ony fadees, somo gompetdnt parton to continue this great historical collection Sento or da ion, we prope a atampe to hon, a ell ts our limits fill permit, how tmipaxtant in every point of vow ‘uch work ould be : Sonio yeas since, a gentlemai who pissed. some, months! in avin md we aoxiou 4 make ol fami ith the Ine guage and character of tho people, was advised to obtein th hject by Sequeoting the tent,” He prefereed to devote hi : aoa attendance atthe erin court and what ‘ever may be thought Of his taste, we have dite doubt of the cormectnoes of ie judgeent. ‘There js Sndeed m0 place do the ‘Word wherg|e0.gfeat and so interesting a, variety of hupian ‘ranagotione i desoribod a int court of erimainal justice, and the dlaeriptions Given hero have the advantage of being invested. ‘with all the eithentiity that the most oareful precautions can Seoure, : The] subject-matter of a: deimiaal teal is-alwaye of & ‘Geamatic nature, at it. bas. two enormous advantages over dramatic reprbeentations in point of interes ‘Bet place, there in so Mlosion or deception. Everything’ slick fa éeecribed © Gompiee Calaction of Sate Trias ond Bricedingn for igh ‘Digan ster Cegeond Mindonntours om the BONIae Peed ihe Pear 7 By EB Howell snd 2 oH ibralle 3 yo ee Ton, 8, 1859.] The. Saturday Review. < 41 all ig described. as ib really happened, and. not as some Rhaggnative pereon considers tha it might have happened. And Inrtepagotd cy the yore felt nh eis oy Trought forward to amuse the spectators, bul moat ser Ipunitees, upon the issue of which liberty, and gomotimes life, fepends and tomards the due transaction of which tue presence oftnumerous spectators ie a most important sid. ‘Theve eon- Siderations suflclentiy agsount for the interest with which the fuministration of erraaal juste has always been regarded, and they supply the strongest pomible proof of he value-and soekl intereat of trustworthy zeporte pf impostant cases, Tn this county, howerer, tho meze spell Dearings of tle ae atone taro, ufo the nado by eh historiet importance, Notoriove as the Tact apt to forgets cireumatance which greatly enhances ils interest Mipland fo the only considerable nation im the. world that ean ‘out of aystem of criminal jutice whish has for any Jengih of He en fo iannged at t@ nmmand uta peal Sa vont ‘every other part of Wrurope, und expecially in France «Before the Hevottionthore was a waol, nos only of tue publicity nd of te fasaeas, but of the woty whichis abuolately essential {Such arooull- IC hus penne a sor of eommoaplacs fo speak of Hoglond. a an dlogial unsystomatie untio, in which. great design aad well-proportioned impivutions are nowhere 10. be Gran Gur mode of conducting the administration of juice is Jenne ettonget peas at eal be gnen of he fe ol Bf his opinion. Til within the Tank siniy oF seventy years, there was hardly n nation in Europe excopt our own that pror Geeded upon any aystent nt all in the moet important ofall tho ~ Hasta nadone arco Gaphge, TE Un age nylliog a0" iroguler, so, complicated, so. contradictory and ‘FRoymenlary ag, the. ereangements of iho old Peach Coutts, Tnleer it Be the lay whieh they administered. Our, present fyatem hay retaived. the mein ollines of its plan for faly Fhe centurieg, and they may be ttced, to avery consider- ole Jegrepadoed, in JosUtations“bt which some are certainly Toolde the dayy of Houry I, whilst others existed under the Roplo-Soxone. he history of Baliament itsell is hardly more isbuctite ta political point of view thon that of our courte Of justice, and. chis history ie ld with, incomparable vivacity, uthentichy, and falness in the State Trievs. ‘Th apport of what we lave sai, we will altetapt to illusteate ‘ely Be historia, socal, and lege isyortance ofthis great TalecKions Tis contents may be divided into two great parts, Sue of mich conssts of reporta of public, andthe other of Poposte of private tale, The first is Muck thelarger and much etter Enorof tet, The pipe! prod of our inary QUAREE potteal trials have been both common dnd: of vital Me noriance to th State are the reigns of Charla 1, Chetles IL, ‘Janes Th, nnd. George TIL; and i is hardly too much to dat act hone pods us to ge prin elma which {ee uion has elwapa been divided were brought foee to ioe in {he courte of law fo detide their didurences. This fact is one of tiemont mangle andakgonea the mod lonouin the wole PeeercE Tinglends Ie could have happened ia no other country, or hore inc other country (except thowe which dvivetherinat Eetiue from ourselves) ia whieh tho- absolute supromacy of the Taroufen over the agents of the exegttive power baa been un {Enraly fecognised ont ected upon, See the day when our oldest Iopet erites Ing it down that (pee rox debot eave. «sub Deo eee Pepe, atva-lee Tall reget, this uation has been diatn oe Eomsall other by dhveireurostance that no pover what sgiehed Someta ne Government aa teh, exeept that which the fret toa We neither have nor ever havelund what in France Hea by the jusily odious name of "dott administra” Tn Bene serpdda could never have tested the legality of ship. Eine nor would any eotion -havo lein-aguinst constables or Teldcs we ght have throw de Seren Bedapy into pach, S8ihout & tril, gr tamed, Hore, Tooke and. the, Corresponding. Sono ao hor rela arya Tatra mee free om iaaking fools of thomeeves. "Thon reflestions, which isnot nmeeeasy to reel fa days honour iastitulions are cilified by tyrants on theone lind, and by netant demagomuon and shallow popular writers theater, ate, $eetren as tc archey are true. THs perhaps, ales fmilarseme That the State hia, like most othe origisal historieal authori. saat ee cateong lesson of moderation... Tere ave certain periods ‘of history upon which @ sort.of political orthodoxy demands that eee abe pertisnus, very one is bound blievs, that forezemple as potobly an odfoug eration, but that spe reuetroua mad barefuced wolation.of the law,” IF any keane o put malin te poton af ie ude Petire how Hampden eto was argued, and: will read ‘tie tar of ano azgumente-on both sides thst were adarensed to ‘them, we think Sie wil soar abo, sonra neat ‘elo eed prineiple thal money can only. bo raleed by. Parlin, aa a rly, ealabniae our pide iat ne ay sot indeed to ancedate it, ‘Tho precie point of the sre ery #2 Me Gohan bad is aoclaen wana mel, narrower ‘ekTtimel mors dol one nn any ove woald lene oho sad tec withthe conventional views of listory, uscally cufrent amongst us, A somewbat similar Vesa to: be. ‘atret Fom mare recent trials” -We aro accustomed tolook upon sea jecenions for libel which were s0 eqmmon all trough the Jet pn ef fe teh andthe ery pnt of th prevent ‘ootmry, as fundamentally unjuat'and tyrannical, and fo suppose sebagai gard eo wpe Soyoil meet tl eee etd sega og fea ion et He al pee rene onthe ed ee cin phe awe of ogy exe om sete etn Joe bate aT et ma Tore fod Se a a at fenfesst Rinkizo heroes have een to sapertbondanth cree, are eri hee ee feuding which Se, sti aaaece naa one siagular result of recurring to original eouroes of informs : sy jean tots fone pression, bowerts a moat fot ope, ‘Tho real gi Which thade: kine great speaker vas his extraordioary Total powerless SP Muon ‘cdrious etupletenem and symmetry. Suriving sontemporniclinve compared them fo the speeches of Sir Was alte Thy aredilgured here and therewith tbe egotem which Ganslag teted so Kap inte AsteJacobin, snd with somes ria tarany pieces of dacionatZn,wbieh i ni, wero laerted iy te uthor afer the specches i mhich they are now found had ten dalvered and when they wercalleiedforzepablention; Gut Hen one of Kamore famous and encensful cura be analysed, | fe So tound ta have been consteusted on a most vgideelieme. ‘Bothaps the best yeteetonthne|can be given of thin is hia eguctent before te fall Count set the ele ofthe erdiet a Denn of St Asap’ aso. is gofon of Haul, in whieh fon toinsacity which Ae led ks Lime given fe to 90 mush conttovory, is anather Hones of tho sane thing: It fol a aor of preface to Lord Ghar Fos ockbarn'e Mageideent defence. of MacNaghn. Fhe dence of Lord Thanet and Als. Berson for a nota Goan te Madaone sols tho same poculanty ia @ ght even Sue powerfa, Mr. O'Connor,a, pleat named O'Cogly, and Dime Rivers, were tried at Matdaton, by 2 Special Commission, HELGA eeoson- O'Connor was cogutted, and as enothor arrest es oot agnnst i, he atlempled to Torce his Surat Goure bette he could He taken, “A. great. tumult Smeal ish Lord: Thanet end| Re Fongueot (oe of the sams ee Ube prconcs) mere aid to have taken part. Taas. seers ten ox await, peopio wer pking eachother about Be ctadlelght in ano parago te scene was naturally one BF great cotfasion; but the neatnese with whioh Hrskine picked 2 rat ear incident; and picked thd whola sony together Ge Se cts enbinet work is wouerfuly curious. To show Ue #0 Th desertion gf euch fens, # an mast, Have: por- Sates Rimeelf rho ud that a'peson jumped on toa blow ow Jere Aeetaee he ealy aid jump upon i em great fxiumplt of TAa cer eit whieh enables mento argue upon queslions of at Peay tly any ous whose ntjon of Erskine was donved ort common Llores would have up Setnentlyditinguabed for his ecoom Ste “Phe moat curious part of La SRT, uses ne sect t hare boehinoeeat, le was convicted, AUN yoy tee Sul gat whish Lord Hlentorough (hen Br. Law} wy eased Sheridan, who was ellled fo give evidence for ‘he defendant : Te would be endo to meation ata ofthe Stato Triage ges ae % Tees ce do impression Gt Tord Maclay spoke Ta {het they esa smansner of Loy. We heve aol seed the ear Naseonars trl; bubonraaly he TESMsel strongly on the pote which we WBsover, “Hadeed, he: wobt further than Beret ‘at period accustomed to goin Sota rt ponmr weet le yesh enero Spammer ya Nanoomars ta, Impey refered to is al, a Re UYRLy in conuenuonea of 1 ho Would read to the jury the seit ite lue choc which had bam made by th couse ont Tomar wee i Gene fuk te ehnrge erougtout ren weit tuned to produ an sequiual An however we He re et Ue evidence, we my ba maton aso fa ral ‘itmacters bat Lord Macaulay show, we think, have disnsted ‘Thanet’s trel, however, ls historic doubts to whicl “We may, however, obsorre | The “Saturday Review. i t (Jon. 8, 1859. J Pear ees ae aecptievo Winco eer entnce Jal err ig zhang ta repre Niners ent but Ltmpey ought at any rate to liaye had eredit for teyiog tho fa HERS Foro ind gente to fal were he grett cb of tho Stal Tal Yo common teers i ‘fo light whieh they throw upon a thousand. apparently trivial. SAT Muy cactus olden Re'presal doy Marek ast iba al clases wilh toe mon esol ial a te eo eee aad Tk spose fo, Fea cance be gue oe sere of the Sender ta ry the texapey of tie flirdul wt, and amd Suet dettotasceetn'n tal al tp cso are he ayenbia there rer or msec) ameter stated fr ture to be derered ax probably would. Feecarthecaumn nu spe baowily tla ote lis eee et Pty it tig tat ayn: Pe alleciieehagpeeds Wereaer of th Ste Ziel any es ut let conten neath ce spe meteione hich there of ip mega au clivond of the Het Ted IN A fo eck despoun Hany Ono ere ee eee {Upye ust a hnndrad yenrs'ago, he cannot do bettor tenn reed ‘fe tala (whieh mado al Hngiond sing) of Ehbnbeth Canning fr Potion. "Pho substenes of her story was, that eho was foraibly away #6 a house at Enfiold, where slo was imprisoned for tea sho flected ber eseape to London. Cortainporsona att {Hed upon this ebarge, and jervards sho wis trod for perjury. The charge was supported most minute description of he house and the habita of the Plople who lived there, a3 well as by-an-alidi on the part of Eértain iipsies who, ap sho sui bad been involved ia the ernie, ‘ey sueneeded. in tracing thoir route from Abbotsbury in Dorsetahire to Enfleld, by calling witnesses who remembered. age aa rllge alan, & Bool whory one of tho gain gt ‘1 across the waters on horseback, and a number of the other small matters of which everyday No ig composed. No novel buld bring the common poople aad their average daily pursuits iy before the mind. ‘Tho goperel result of reading a lange nomber of sich sores i eteecdingly curious. Theyostablinh the identity of the shtjonal charactor Uhrodgh several coakurios with an esaolnoss ahd miniteness whieh is. perfectly imarvellous, Asiy one who is oe to Westminster” Hall, tho Old” Bailey, «and. the izes, feels wb onco that ‘uhalf da our ho would ‘have been faite at homo-in auy English court that os sat for many gene tiona, Joven Jefferies aud the Bloody Cireutt-are net, toetelr a feaon, sho unintaligitie aud horrible plastoms which they mre ‘he’ mere readers of THume or Lor Maciulay. A lawyer only got to iumaging tho Dench oovupied by” tho realest aokgutsl that ever browat witnesses atthe Cid Bailey, and ‘resollee- how that gentleman behaves yo lu i in his worst par, and hab ovo ee him Aan ein) whan bo 1 Vttle dunk, and hewill ive as pevfact a patuse of Jotaries ‘need bo dosired.. ‘ho prisonors and tho witaosgesave lad ously ike moder prigonere and vitnesses, aad the whole enfel Furnituceand lining af the bavriatere call nt idontieal, ough of course their spestal detpoatonr varies with the period dwt tho state-of public feeling. Ie ig however, no ditoult Patter, after making #ich allowances, to donvo.a very acourato foion of tho courts not only of tho Stuarts, Dat o¥su of tho Fedor, Goma kaowledge of tho courts of Queen Vislora, fie resemblance between the witnesses at iho differant periods $Peven more striking nn th reeblnes between he Inwpers, ‘appeare more elensly ia jrvalo: than. political tale as lates alwaye involve flings amore or loss exeaptionel. “Ag ‘latration, we" may tofer to tho case of u clergyman aimed fawrkins, who wae teled for teft-at Avlesbary, Vetore. Chiat oe (then Chief Busou) Halo, in che raga of Chal I. “Tho on waa eoneogied by. rome df his porehioners who had a fepgeinat his, All tho iuldents of ecas, dowa tothe tons iehthe prisoter(who is als the reports) Als the stary'of =F fis acquittal, ng, with a ery fow alterations; boroproduecd in Thee ag ooeurzenees of our own day without exiting any seicon ay fo thelr authetiiy. nda, i any one vised fo jain'a vivid and culhentic: notion of the: English people... story that ever was written can be for a moment compared to iSpessive tan ord aeasays oa elaine Tit she eves about over continued tho ns: by hich fis fete prodaord should bo tadioualy, borne in wit Te on eau of nfl tale yong da oe fligogen of rte and de" toet tarsporaut tate oo nts of law, are Fepored verity tha pyatsiuaions of ‘wi oy being Givar fo thu ine parc ia qualton an wut i comment or abbroriation being” sladioualy auppretc. ‘this is seldom doues though ye, could mention forma encom’ Panes il t any al soa tegen a csvous paper publinhed every moni, yt chy aaones ng fo beg verbaln report-of the trials ot tho Old ‘bath veported | 45 porporing fo ‘Bolley, 2 destitute of pletorlal velve, es i only gives the anb- atgnco of thopeidence end ot dren any notice. the epesshen ‘of cowusel or the suromingeap of tho judge. A vast bumber of tals havglocowszed within tho last forty yoars witch wight very properly find a piace in such a poleetin. - Queen Curae’ Usil"tho trials of O'Connell in ‘1834 und 2849, and of Bros, Williams, and others, in r840~the tial of Bernard the trials of Smith O'Brien, Mitobel, and the other Tesh trifors end flone of ‘that poriod-the trial of the London rioters in 1848-—th trial of the Ghagow Trade’ Union cnapiztor and some oar, throw ‘oro light on tho social, politieal, and. yerionel history of Yngland dariog the present generation than whole volumes ot ennys on the subject. At to tho privnto crimes which have {aken place ih che ame poriod, any number of volumes ‘night Do led id te woos. chrious’ reports of them—zeporte which would illustiate the state of society amonget us betier than All the novels that eter wore writtan.. Tp tako x single: tase which drery one remembors—ie tral. oF Palmer—ivkat can zivea better notion of the rowtine of beting man’s life, of an Ailness ab ait inn_at a. country: town; of the common business eapsetions pwhiolt take place ator a death, or of the vay in ‘which inguadfe axe. held, dina tho evidenee given on, that ceca: Hon? Solong as tho ful report of that teal zomiina, twenty Tair avorage [pictures of every-day Hoglish inidde life in the nineleonth century will. bo stereotyped for tbo instruction of the world-—t6 ony nothing of tho amfal tragedy with which they ‘wero connotea. “Tho wat, pf bis mimitencss, wid tho habit of condensation snd selestion, utterly dosteoy ‘the value of soveral attempts which Ihave boon made to form eol.celions of tials. ie Canoes Celébron, 6 far a8 wo avo aequainted with i, is all ‘but worihless. Ils g tclletion of very odd stories tld all ia the same style, and fencing tho peader noting whatever either about Preach law or about Franco. Some Frenchreporta are, howeven; very good. ‘Tho brial-of Madame Loffacgo 1vas well veported, and we a een ofhers frhich deserred the. some prnso, but a report :| wich isagd ac roport Duta history, is, of no" teen all. “Ms Townahendll odors’ Stato Trials xppeate tous to be. ‘otal faire ga this aceount, IP suoli a book is to be published fall, those sro but two ways of doing it properly. ft should ‘either contaif a verbatini report of exerythiog, that took swith a fall edpy’ of ever tho form of more'l point of view. In dl document; or it should be.thrown into, Sere send ba oea cue iat cuenta a Baad a eS a ie pen Mater between the two, it: raste paper, pea from ‘the: reer ees ‘historical: Talus oF each, a work, its Ac em scl oa nr Te ea lk ga rportnes Tous ern, nga eo i be sie ta, we acing ere ace than fan hs, geal fn ame ngerespie orth of th lt creep mere a ee oe fullest “development.- Probably it will soon be considerably fei eran gm beonaeey roe net, rn eee elated ott eee eee ofeswmsg hc gamer then change yo i bee TRIED CS eT ele moore Sen een ad ae meres 3 Us ee erty ca dy en oot ak tay SLT pit ay dk ap: hk frp came pl yy otf, ie eoneh om, tel pe tll ual cade tre Soe Pa re odrmae ol e ed like competent skill, + water Wit arp'DO wii re NOTICE inserted by Means, Blackwood at the beginnin af, these volanses informs us atthe whole manasorpt wae. jn theirhandl soine months before Sit Edward BulwesLy tion took tog, to tuk wo tre deprived of tho salistution of fhipking that fone of tho Sdorotaries of-State doyotea as leisure hours: fo ou ‘nvusement, | What wild He do with 12) $s nothing more dun tho latest peddoetion of the author of Peliam,-Zanon, ata tho Grstone, "Whom ro xexoomber how many. years itis ince Pelham waahvritten, and into what enilees diversity of occupa {fons terery and other, ta author fe ange carried bis induaiey snd his enerdy, vo moay well bo surprgod to fad thet wht must same hi Ten Goel al 0 gad Sie jrart Lyton's septation wonld have stood quite Sy ‘What wild He do wae 17 hndnovoc boon wrt; but Wo spud sot have. lf 'no melt eta fo dan his powore, We ‘havo nd edamplon of oxhaueted novelists salilenty’ name: 19Ue and sullelontly Tecent to make us. appresiate te vigour SoSEEE Talal Wa Da pcos of are ua ha es 0 may predecessors. Sit award, Lytton his ation mich Heiter novels! But uo hay also writen worse. OF th plot and haracters of a'vork which all novel readers arewure to read, fr canectsely to aponk in detaly but nn in is Yory yop “spocitien of [io average, novel whieh Sir Edward. Lytton ‘por esr al iho apeociity Yo pooh ott Gos arbre oto ‘more matked characteristics that appear in his novels. generally, nd in ie Janta moh aa aay Sone: What wth do with 217 By Btraba Ovaton, ava da ‘Blackwoot andi ve a