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would seem as if the training and ex, inconsistency, the offence committed perience of all our public men, during by Lord John Russell at Vienna, is forty piping years of peace, had nar. vacillation, feebleness, or treachery in rowed their ideas of the policy and dealing with the enemy, under what. means of government, to a scheme of every party-flag the operation may be party tricks and combinations, and conducted. If Lord Palmerston has caused them to forget that the reality strength of vision to enable him to peof national danger has power to evoke netrate the mists that surround Lon. influences before which faction must don clubs, and cliques, and offices, and wither. The great majority of the to perceive the signs of public opi. people, in ordinary times, look with nion, he will know his course; he will indifference, or with the placid inte. require resolution and a strong will to rest of the beholder of a dramatic enable him to shape it safely. The ob. spectacle, upon the intrigues and even vious difficulties with which he will upon the honest struggles

of profession- have to contend will be, the Parliamenal politicians. Roman Catholic Eman- tary opposition of the avowed peacecipation, Parliamentary Reform, the party directly, and the indirect, but Abolition of Slavery, the Repeal of much more dangerous, hostility of rival Restrictive Customs' Duties, were all factionaries, some of them fully pledged carried by the exertions of individual to the Russianism of Messrs. Bright leaders, and by a skilled employment and Cobden ; others riding at single of the machinery of associations and anchor, and ready, at a moment's noleagues. But for such agencies, not tice, to slip and hoist the flag either of one of those changes would have been Russia or England. That this cateeffected at this day. While peace gory may include a large number of seemed durable, and a millennium of members of the House of Commons, industrial exhibitions--veritable towers will be admitted by the candid reader, of Babel-was in course of initiation, who recollects the parrow escape of the the requirements of faction establish. country from utter disgrace, last ses. ed a Peace Congress; but where is sion, by a majority of but three carrying the machinery by which the country the resolution guaranteeing the Turk, has been roused to a determination to ish loan. In the anti-national minoresist Russian aggression, and to fight rity upon that occasion, Mr. Disraeli to the last in defence of national inde- and Mr. Walpole voted, and thereby pendence? There is no war congress,

laid the foundation of those rumours of no anti-Russian league, no constitu. the coalition of the first-named gentle. tion-preservation society, with staffs man with Messrs. Bright and Glad. of hired chairmen, clerks, and lectur. stone, to which some degree of corroers, labouring day and night to stir boration has been lent by the tone of a society to its depths of cupidity, pas- journal supposed to be influenced by sion, and vanity. The trading patri- his inspiration. Whether or not the ots and professional politicians are all articles of alliance have been signed of counsel for the other side ; but the between those high contracting parties natural instinct of freemen, conscious will probably not be certainly known of danger to their hearths and forums, until the meeting of Parliament, and has banded the whole nation together the occurrence of the first opportunity as one man, and set at nought the to strike a blow at the minister. It craftiest devices of faction. The same is, however, undeniable that the leader overruling force of public opinion of the House of Commons, under Lord that has brigaded together in the field Derby's administration, did, as one of the English Protestant, the French his latest acts last session, lead the opRoman Catholic, the excommunicated position to the guarantee of the Turk. Sardinian, and the faithful follower ish loan, to which the honour of the of the Prophet, has obliterated from nation was pledged; and the fact dethe popular mind of England all re- mands the gravest consideration of spect for the old distinctions of party those members of the Conservative The ancient rallying-cries of faction are party, who may still remain so imperno longer intelligible to the masses. fectly acquainted with the state of Consistency is now taken to mean public opinion as to imagine that party fidelity to the national cause in com- juggling in the House of Commons bination with any faithful associates : will be permitted to make or unmake a ministry. The time requires-among that they should prove their fidelity to honest men the time always requires that flag, by the most scrupulous abplain speaking, and we feel that we stinence from every act of factious opshould imperfectly discharge the duty position, by the most explicit and we have undertaken, if we did not warn candid statements of their views upon all whom it may concern of the ex. all proper occasions, and by a straighttremely dangerous character of any forward and ready support of all measuch delusion. Again, we repeat, the sures of the Government calculated to nation requires that there shall be a advance the great work in hand, or Government strong enough to prose- which they cannot show to be likely to cute the war to its proper termination retard it. Such a course would, we -a peace secured by weakening the hope, often bring our most respected aggressive power of Russia and push- Conservative friends into the same ing back her frontier to a defensible Jobby with Lord Palmerston; they may barrier line. A few electiou agents be assured that it would never lower and local place hunters may desire to them in the estimation of any respect. carry Lord John Russell, or Lord able portion of their constituents. Nor Derby, into office; but the intention should Lord Palmerston's tactics be in of the people is what we have stated, any respect different. He will soon and no other. It is plain then to our learn, if he will be but true to himself mind, that the lines of duty and of and go straightforward, whether fac. self-interest coincide, as well in the tion or patriotism prevails in the House case of independent members of Par. of Commons. If it shall turn out that liament, as in that of Lord Palmerston. he cannot, by the loyal aid of the prePatriotism requires, and regard for sent representatives of the nation, ad. their personal position ought to sug. minister public affairs in accordance gest to respectable men - Conserva- with the national wish, it only remains tives, Whigs, or Radicals — that, at for bim to give the constituencies an least so long as the nation considers opportunity of selecting wiser and the object of the war not to be attain. honester men—he must DISSOLVE Par. ed, they should own no allegiance to liament. any party but that of the country, and

INDEX TO VOL. XLVI.

Ainsworth, W. Harrison, Ballads, reviewed,

227.
Alberico Porro, a Tale of the Milanese Re-

volution of 1848, by an Officer of the
Sardinian Service-Part I., 98 ; Part II.,
182; Part III., 360 ; Part IV., 469;

Part V., 566.
Alison, Sir Archibald, History of Europe

from the Fall of Napoleon, in 1815, to the
Accession of Louis Napoleon, in 1852,

Vol. IV., reviewed, 1.
Allingham, William, The Music-master, and

Day and Night Songs, reviewed, 229.
Anacreon, two Odes of, translated—I. On

the Winepress ; II. On Gold and Wine,

374.
Antique Glimpses, Stanzas, 372.
Austrians, the-Postscript of a Letter to the

Editor, 253.

Dramatic Writers of Ireland, Notices of ;

Atkinson, Joseph, 147.
Banim, John, 558.
Boyd, Rev. Henry, 147.
Carysfort, John Joshua, Earl of, 141.
Cherry, Andrew, 148.
Cooke, William, 146.
De Vere, Sir Aubrey, 449.
Griffin, Gerald, 562.
Jackman, Isaac, 144.
Lyons, Charles, 144.
Macnally, Leonard, 141.
Macready, William, 144.
Maturin, Rev. C. R., 444.
Moore, Thomas, 436.
Oulton, Walley Chamberlaine, 145.
Pilon, Frederick, 138.
Preston, William, 146.
Sheil, Richard Lalor, 548.
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley, 38.
Sullivan, William Francis, 147.
West, Rev. Matthew, 141.
Whiteley, James, 144.

Educational Reform, 499.
Egyptian, How I became an, 610.

Ballads from the German: The Oak Har-

vest - The Fire-Bell of Cologne - The

Monk of Heisterbach, 496.
Barrow, the, Part I.-Irish Rivers, No. XII.,

621 ; Part II.-Irish Rivers, No. XIII.,

685.
Beasts, Mystery of the, 281.
Bellot, Lieutenant, 712.
Bennett, W. C., War-Songs, reviewed, 233.
Brewster, Sir David, Memoirs of the Life,

Writings, and Discoveries of Sir Isaac

Newton, reviewed, 308.
Bunsen, C.C. J., Egypt's Place in Universal

History, Vol. II., reviewed, 273.

Fall, the, of Day, Stanzas, 297.
Flow and Ebb, in two parts, 738,
Forest Trees, 236.

Canada, the Rail in, 127.
Christmas Contemplation, a, 643.
Civil Service, the, 409.
Collins, Mortimer, The Amateur Haymakers,

114; Brictric of Bristol, a Chronicle in

Rhyme, 341.
Collins, Mortimer, Idyls and Rhymes, re-

viewed, 228.
Curran, W. H., Sketches of the Irish Bar,

with Essays, Literary and Political, re-
viewed, 348.

Geological Surveys; their Objects and Utility,

679.
Germany, the Universities of, 82.
Glencore, the Fortunes of. Chap. I., A

Lonely Landscape, 164; Chap. II., Glen-
core Castle, 168 ; Chap. III., Billy
Traynor, Poet, Pedlar, and Physician,
256; Chap. IV., A Visitor, 260; Chap.
V., Colonel Harcourt's Letter, 264; Chap.
VI., Queer Companionship, 267; Chap.
VII., A Great Diplomatist, 270 ; Chap.
VIII., The Great Man's Arrival, 397 ;
Char. IX, A Medical Visit, 401; Chap.
X., A Disclosure, 404; Chap. XI., Some
Lights and Shadows of Diplomatic Life,
700; Chap. XII., A Night at Sea,

707.
Government, the, The Departments, and the

War, 116,

Dark brothers, the Old House of — Part J.,

598; Part II., 664.
Diplomacy, Old English, a Glimpse of, 321.

Grey, Sir George Polynesian Mythology,

reviewed, 18.

Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 463.
Helps, Arthur-The Spanish Conquest in

America, and its relation to the History
of Slavery and to the Government of Co-

lonies, Vol. I., reviewed, 577.
Holly and Ivy, by Anthony Poplar, 633.
How I became an Egyptian, 610.
Hughes, Edward, Reading Lessons, First

Book, reviewed, 499.
Hunt, Leigh, Stories in Verse, reviewed,

226.

Irish History, a Missing Chapter of, 719.
Irish Rivers. No. XII.-The Barrow, Part

I., 621; No. XII.- The Barrow, Part.

II., 685.
Italian Literature during the Tercento, 288.

239; Sebastopol, from the German, 241;
Retrospect, by M. E. M., 242; The Vil-
lage Elm, from the French of Gresset,
244; the Mirror of Hope, by M. EM,
245; Attributes of Virtue, from the Italian
of Folgore di San Gemignano, 247; La
Memoriam V.M., by M. E. M., 247; The
Fallen Pine, from the Greek of Zebtus,
248; The Fir-Tree, from the German,
248; On an Anniversary, by M. E M.
249; The Lover's Lay, from the Spanish,
250 ; The Confession, from the Proren-
çal of Guglielmo de Bergadan, 251; The
Ruin, by M. E. M., 252; The Fall of
Day, 297; Brictric of Bristol, a Chronicle
fn Rhyme, by Mortimer Collins, 341 ;
Odes of Anacreon - LII. On the Wine
Press ; LXV. On Gold and Wine, 374;
Lady Clare, by Mary C. F. Monck, 460;
The Oak-Harvest, from the German of
Karl Simrock, 496; The Fire Bell of
Cologne, from the German of J. Seidl,
497 ; The Monk of Heisterbach, from the
German of Wolfgang Muller, 498 ; Sonnet
on the War, 699; Flow and Ebb, 738;
Memory, 635; The Willow, 637; The
Silver Bell of Rath Maighe, 638 ; De

cember, 639; The Ingle-Nook, 640.
Poetry, Papers on, No. II.—The Ballads of

Spain, their Age and Origin, 70; No
III., Spanish Romantic and Chiralrous

Ballads, 171.
Political Horizon, a Sweep of the, 741.
Polynesia, 18.

Leatham, W. Henry, a Selection from the

Lesser Poems of, reviewed, 231.

M'Carthy, Denis Florence, The Bath of the

Streamns—Stanzas, 218.
Mac Donald, George, Within or Without, a

Dramatic Poem, reviewed, 234.
Men-o'-War's Men, Our, 649.
Meredith, Owen, Clytemnestra, and Other

Poems, reviewed, 484.
Mid-day with the Muses, by Anthony Pop-

lar, 221.
Monck, Mary C. F., Lady Clare, 460.
Muller, Wolfgang, The Monk of Heister.

bach, from the German, 498.
Mystery, the, of the Beasts, 281.

Napoleon III., Les Oeuvres de, reviewed, 56.
Newton, Sir Isaac, Life of, by Brewster, re-

viewed, 308.
North-About; or, Notes of a Yacht-Cruise

from Forth to Clyde, 427.

Old House, the, of Darkbrothers, Part I.,

598 ; Part II., 664.
Orton, James, The Enthusiast, or the Stray-

ing Angel, reviewed, 222.
Our Allies the Austrians, 253.
Our Men-o'-War's Men, 649.

Railroads in Canada, 127.
Reviews.--History of Europe, from the Fall

of Napoleon, in 1815, to the Accession of
Louis Napoleon, in 1852, Vol. IV., 1;
Polynesian Mythology, by Sir George
Grey, 18; Les Oeuvres de Napoleon III.,
56; Wine, its Use and Taxation- an In-
quiry into the Operation of the Wine
Duties on Consumption and Revenue, by
Sir James Emerson Tennent, 208; The
Enthusiast, or the Straying Angel, by
James Orton, 222 ; Lyrics of the Heart
and Mind, by Martin F. Tupper, 228;
Stories in Verse, by Leigh Hunt, 226; Bal-
lads, by W. Harrison Ainsworth, 227; Idyls
and Rhymes, by Mortimer Collins, 221;
The Music-Master, and Day and Night
Songs, by William Allingham, 229; A
Selection from lesser Poems of Mr. Henry
Leatham, 231 ; War-Songs, by W.C. Ben-
nett, 233; Within, or Without, a Drama-
tic Poem, by George MacDonald, 234;
Egypt's Place in Universal History, by a
C. J. Bunsen, Vol. II., 273; Memoirs of
the Life, Writings, and Discoveries of Sir
Isaac Newton, by Sir David Brewster,
K.H., 308; Maud, and other Poems, by
Alfred Tennyson, 332; Sketches of the
Irish Bar, with Essays Literary and Peli-
tical, by W. H. Curran, Esq., 348;
Papers relating to the Re-organisation of

Papers relating to the Re-organisation of the

Civil Service presented to Parliament by

command of Her Majesty, reviewed, 409.
Plan, the, of the War, 383.
Poetry—The Amateur Haymakers, by Mor-

timer Collins, 114 ; Eighth Idyl of Theo-
critus, translated, 202; The Bath of the
Streams, by Denis Florence M.Carthy,
218; Going out of Port, by M. E. M.,

the Civil Service, presented to Parliament
by command of Her Majesty, 409; Cly-
temnestra, and other Poems, by Owen
Meredith, 484; Reading Lessons, First
Book, edited by Edward Hughes, 499 ;
The Spanish Conquest in America, and
its Relation to the History of Slavery,
and to the Government of Colonies, by

Arthur Helps, Vol. I., 577.
Russia, the Progress of, 509.
Russian Literature, 298.
Russians, their Origin, 451.

Tennent, Sir James Emerson, Wine, its Use

and Taxation, an Inquiry into the Opera-
tion of the Wine Duties on Consumption

and Revenue, reviewed, 208.
Tennyson, Alfred, Maud, and other Poems,

reviewed, 332.
Tupper, Martin F., Lyrics of the Heart and

Mind, reviewed, 224.
Twenty-five Years Ago, 1.

Universities, the, of Germany, 82.

Sea-Songs, Our, 153.
Seidl, J., The Fire-Bell of Cologne, from the

German, 497.
Session, the, of 1854-5, 375.
Sicilian Hours_Translation of the Eighth

Idyl of Theocritus, with Notes, 201.
Simrock, Karl, The Oak-Harvest, 496.
Spain, Age and Origin of the Ballads of, 70.
Spanish Romantic andChivalrous Ballads, 171.
Sultan Akbar's Love, or the Siege of Chit.

tore, a Tale from Oriental History, 531.

War, the Plan of the, 383; Sonnet on the,

699.
Whitelocke, Bulstrode, some Notions of the

Embassy of, to the Court of Sweden,

321.
Wine-Sir J. E. Tennent's book reviewed,

208.

Yacht-Cruise, Notes of a, from Forth to Clyde,

427.

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