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miliation in a spirit of proper self. mortification. I ardently hope that they feel it to be a day of sackcloth and ashes; and indeed, if angels could be supposed to weep for members of Parliament, they might shed some tears for such misery. Why, in this age of universal literature, has nobody thought of skeleton speeches for sucking politicians? The parsons have got skeleton sermons, wherein they supply the “padding” themselves, and the blandest disciple of highand-dryism, or the sternest denouncer of mundane enjoyments, can fit himself in a moment. I am told, too, that since Bishop Colenso's defection, discourses can be had in which Joshua is treated pretty much like the author of “Junius, so that, in reality, no shade or tint of opinion need have to look far for an exponent. I wish some enterprising publisher would engage me in the task; and I bind myself to supply “the trade” on the most reasonable terms and the shortest notice. Mr. Moses fits his clients in Yorkshire or the Land's End by a few general measurements — the width of the shoulders, the girth at the waistband, the length from the hips, &c. Now I promise, on equally brief information, to send off by the night-mail a true-blue address,
a Whig “apostasy,” or a Radical
“rouser,” done in a true, finished, and workmanlike mannner. I remember a friend of mine, to whom Nature had not been gracious in muscular development, having once to perform a part in a private play where tight-fitting pantaloons were essential. He addressed himself to one of the minor theatres for counsel, and the costumer, to whom his case was referred, immediately called out, “Ah, sir, I see it at once; you want Mr. Matthews's legs. Fetch them down, James.” Now, if any country gentleman wants the Palmerston legs, or, more ambitious still, the Gladstone—or should he ambition the sturdier
pair that support John Bright— I'm his man. “P.S.—Any gentleman taught ‘Bernal Osborne' in two lessons. Persons whose education has been neglected made perfect “Roebucks', in one. A line, addressed Cornelius O'Dowd, to the care of his Publisher, will be immediately attended to. None treated with except principals; the strictest secrecy observed.” I promise you, constituencies will benefit by the change. As a respectable tradesman, who wants to extend his custom, I'll not sell them any castoff wares, nor vamp up any stale Joe Millers. Never a word shall they hear from me about that strange beast, the Civis Romanus, of which the Zoological Garden has not even a specimen. I'll neither bully the French, nor flatter them. I, only bargain for one plagiarism. If it be a Whig oration, I must wind up with a few words for “the glorious harvest.” This, you will admit, is fair. The Whigs have ripened the wheat ever since the Reform Bill, and we ought to be grateful to them. Newspaper adulation, in a tone that must be ineffably offensive to the ears it was intended to charm, has invented the phrase the “Queen's Weather.” Let me suggest the propriety of exchanging the term “Harvest Moon” É. the “Pam. Quarter;” so that, while we replenish our granaries, we should remember the Government. The Conservatives have many faults—they have done much they ought not to have done, and omitted some things they ought to have done; but in nothing have they erred so egregiously as in tolerating within their ranks these men of rotten allegiance. Nor was it mere toleration, but they have actually gone out of the way to conciliate them. This attempt to widen the base of a party by greater liberality, as it is called, is often very fatal. You may beat your guinea too thin. And who, I ask, were these people for whom you made these sacrifices —not only of opinion, but of conscience? Was there one really *man amongst them? The first Napoleon used to complain of what he called “les frondeurs” in the army of Italy, the fellows who were so beautifully candid that they always thought the enemy did everything better than themselves—not merely fought better, but fed their people better, doctored them better, and rewarded them better. To do him justice, he made very short work with such folk when he once got hold of them. We, on the contrary, caress and fondle them, we listen to their sentiments, and mould our own to their liking; and even when we see them cross over and join our adversaries, we are so magnificently generous, that we not only forgive the defection but actually exalt the deserters. Would Pitt have suffered this? would the Great Duke have endured it? Are the Whigs of our own day so Christian-like in forgiveness that they would make room on their benches for men who never rise but to vote against them? The cry of our day is, “There is no party;” but how can there be party, when the men who take no oath of allegiance to a leader are deemed as faithful as the sworn soldier who fights bravely to the death? There is no army if there be no discipline, and this is exactly what we see amongst the Conservatives. The rewards are not given to the valiant, nor are the renegades handed over to the provostmarshal. We have not outgrown party in England. To say we are too liberal, or too enlightened, for party, is to talk balderdash; but party has ceased to have, its distinctive marks, because certain people have invented a uniform that enables them to fight with either army, and take pay from both l For, these hybrids
I speak of take the bounty from us, and draw their pay from the enemy.
What has brought this reproach that we hear every day, of a want of policy on the Conservative benches, but these men who bridge over party, and contrive to make the Opposition benches a sort of outpost of the Treasury? They have got up the cant, Pam is doing our work. Ay, but I answer, and he is taking the wages too. There is no such need as people say to make common cause against the Radicals. John Bright is a clever fellow enough, but neither he nor his following ought to frighten us for the future of the Constitution. Both the monarchy and the coal-fields have a good many years before them, and “the Great Tribulation Coming” will not proceed out of Manchester, nor will Richard Cobden be its Prophet.
I am far more afraid of small defections than of great defeats, and I own I'll never believe in the discipline of party till the day.comes that we hang a mutineer
Once for all, then, I say, no caresses, no flatteries for those men who are not true to you. No blandishments for those delicate followers who require to cross over from time to time to the Government benches for a little warmth and sunshine, as invalids go to Italy for climate. No converse with the political ventriloquists who sit on one side of the House and talk from the other. If these people get acceptance, once that they are unmasked and exposed, polical honesty is but a sorry affair. Party, in its honourable signification, cannot exist where they prosper; and of the constituencies that return them, I say, as Chief Baron O'Grady did of the disreputable counsel of a worse client—“May you never be separated.”
Adelung, Johann Cristoph, 384.
Alembert and the Encyclopaedia, 339.
Alfieri, sketch of 292.
AlphabeticALs, The, 325.
Alton Locke, remarks on, 297.
America, recent losses of the Romish
Church in, 73.
Americans on the Continent, character-
istics of 602.
Anthologies, the early, 330.
Antietam, the battle of, 635.
ARistotle, Lewes's, 147.
Armitage's Ahab and Jezebel, remarks
on, 85. -
Arnold, friendship between, and Whate-
ART, by W. W. S., 240—state and pros-
pects of, in England, 84—and reli-
gion, the relations between, 573.
ART-Season, the London, 84.
Aryan language and people, the Sup-
AUNT ANN's Ghost SroRy, 742.
Austria, conduct of, toward Denmark,
Aylmer's Field, Tennyson's, 564.
Baillot, Mr., his translation of Victor
Hugo on Shakespeare, 164.
Bakou, sketches at, 44.
Ballooners, O'Dowd on, 389.
Balzac, the novels of 186.
Bank of England, the, 368.
Banks of London, the, 371—their ope-
rations, 36 et seq.
Bank-brokers of London, the, 372.
BANting on CoRPULENCE, 607.
Banting, Mr. O'Dowd on, 764.
Bates, Mr., on the languages of the
South American tribes, 405.
Bavaria, consumption of beer in, 522.
Be always ready with the pistol, 190.
Beccani, Mr., portrait by, 92.
Beer-drinking in Germany, 522.
Benjamin, Mr., Confederate Secretary of
Biographical dictionaries, on, 343.
Biographie Générale, the, 345.
Biographies, French and German, 342.
Bismarck, policy of, as regards Den-
Bistritza river, the, 39—the monastery
Blainville on Aristotle, 154.
Boxall, W., portrait by, 92.
Branwhite, Mr., painting by, 97.
Brett, Mr., the Bay of Naples by, 99.
Brillat-Savarin, the Physiologie du
Goût by, 613.
Brisson, Barnaby, 834.
Britannia training-ship, course of teach-
ing in it, &c., 24 et seq.
Bucharest, sketches at, 351.
Bullion, imports and exports of 502.
Burghersh, Lord, as ambassador at
Florence, 289, 290.
Burton, Mr., painting by, 97.
Butler, Mr., on the public school system,
Byzantine art, the early remains of,
Calderon, P. H., painting by, 88.
Cambridge, Kingsley's attack on, 297.
CARLINgroRD, CHRoNICLEs or : THE
PERPETUAL CURATE, Part XIII.,
111—Part XIV., 199—Conclusion,
CENsure, THE Wote or, 243.
Centenaries and commemorations, 394.
“Challenge,” the, at Westminster
Chambers, Ephraim, the Encyclopaedia
of 339, 347.
Chambers's Encyclopaedia of Useful
Charterhouse, fagging at the, 464—the
Public Schools Report on it, 467.
Cheap article warranted, &c.,
Chevalier, M., his work on Mexico, 77
Part I., 645.
Confederate cavalry, the, 653,
Conjurors, the old and new, 13.
Constantinople, the Patriarch of his
revenue from the Dedicated Monas-
teries, 42, 43.
Continent, the, comparative expense of
living on, 601.
Conversationists, Irish, 3.
Cooke, E. W., Ruins of Roman Bridge
Cooper, the animal paintings of 95.
Co-operation, the system of 379.
Cope, C. W., Contemplation by, 89.
Copplestone, friendship of Whately
Corbould, Mr., Mort d'Arthur, by, 97.
Cortez, state of Mexico in the time of,
Cotton, variations in imports of 498.
CouzA, PRINCE, His Coup D’ETAT, 351
—notice of 40 —his confiscation of
the Dedicated Monasteries, 42 —
sketches of, and his policy, 45,
352 — his appearance and character,
Credit companies, the new, 376.
Creswick, S., A Beck in the North by,
Crime, comparison between, in England
and Germany, 533.
Criminals, biographies of, 346 — Ger-
man, class from which taken, 535,
Crowe, E., paintings by, 88.
Cuneiform inscriptions, the, 401.
Curwen, Dean, the sermons of 394.
Cuvier on Aristotle, 154. -
Danish Conference, the, 194.
Danish question, conduct of England on
Dedicated monasteries of Moldavia, the,
39, 40 et seq.
Demidoff, Prince, 289.
Demi-monde, the, 287.
Denmark, review of the conduct of Eng-
land to, 246.
Despotism, cheapness of government
Dickens, the tales of, 187.
Dictionaries, remarks on, 330—of Quo-
tations, on, 330.
Dictionary, the first, 326.
Dignified Attitude, the, 760.
Discount-houses of London, the, 373.
D'Israeli, Isaac, his account of the
Trevoux Dictionary, 341.
Divorce, the new law of, in England,-
of, in Moldavia, 52 et seq.
Dolomite Mountains of the Tyrol, the,
Drinking, prevalence of, in Germany,
Duelling, former prevalence of, and its
Dumas on the Demi-monde, 287.
Dutch, the, in the United States, 655.
Dyce, Mr., the frescoes of 100.
Early, General, 659.
EASTLARE, LADY, THE HISTORY of our
LoRD, BY, 573.
Eating, excess of in Germany, 519.
Education AND TRAINING or NAVAL
OFFICERs, THE, 18*,
Elizabeth, Queen, Kingsley's defence of
Elmore, Mr., Excelsior by, 89.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, the, 340—the
various editions of it, 3.17.
Encyclopædias and their compilers, 335.
Encylopaedists, the French, 339.
England, light in which regarded on the
Continent, 46—as the representative
of constitutionalism, 73 — her conduct
in the intervention in Mexico, 79–
state and prospects of art in, 84—her
conduct on the Danish question, 181
—her conduct towards Deumark re-
ENoch ARDEN, 555.
Ersch and Gruber, the Lexicon of 343,
Etymologists, eccentricities of 330.
Ewell, General, at Gettysburgh, 658.
Excellent training ship, gunnery, in-
struction in the, 25.
Exports, ratio of their increase, 495,
Eyb, Albertus de, the Margarita Poetica
Faed, Thos. and John, the works of,
94, 95. -
Fagging at Harrow and Rugby, 235 —
system of, at Westminster, 458 —
at the Charterhouse, 464—at Winches.
ter, 702. .
Fergusson, Colonel, the Life of 337.
Findlater, Andrew, 342.
Fitzpatrick's Memoirs of Whately, re-
view of 472. -
Florence, former state of 289, 291.
Fokshanee, sketches of 351.
Foster, Birket, Kite-flying by, 97.
France, support of Prince Couza by, 43
—as the representative of the Romish
Fripp, Mr., the paintings of 97.
Froude's History of England, remarks
Gambling for the million, 16—preval-
ence of in Germany, 525.
Germans, the national character of the,
519 et seq.
Germany, conduct of towards Denmark,
Gettysburg, the battles of, 658 et seq.
Gilbert, Mr., Falstaff by, 97.
Giulietta, by W. W. S., 241.
Gladstone, O'Dowd on, 10.
Goethe on Hamlet, 172—sketch of,
Gold, THE CITY or, 367.
Goodall, F., Messenger at the Wells of
Moses by, 90 et seq. — painting by,
o Sir John Watson, the portraits
Grandmother, the, Tennyson's, 564.
Grant, F., portrait by, 92.
Grant, General, comparison between,
and McClellan, 641.
Grattan, anecdote of 190.
Greek Church, recent gains of the, 73.
o; Lord, and Archbishop Whately,
Grumble, a, by Cornelius O'Dowd, 1.
Gunnery, instruction in, for the navy,
Herbert, Mr., the water-glass painting
Hessey, Dr., head-master of Merchant
Hill, General A. P., 658.
History or our Lord, THE, 573.
Home, the spiritualist, O'Dowd on, 14.
Horsley, Mr., the paintings of 95.
Horsman, Mr., on the vote of censure, 243.
Hugo, WicroR, on SHAKESPEARE, 164.
Hunt, C., the Banquet Scene by, 94–
Holman, paintings by, 86.
Hybrid Conservatism, O'Dowd on, 767.
Immortality, Whately on, 476.
Imports, increase of 1840-1863, 495.
IN THE GARDEN, 447.
Indexes, the early, 326—notices of 328.
Indifferentism, the prevalent, 1.
Inns of the Tyrol, the, 731.
Insurance offices of London, the, 371.
International Land Credit Company,
the, 376. -
Intoxicating Liquors Bill, the, 17.
Ireland, abuse of 188.
Irish viceroyalty, the, 603.
Italian convention, O'Dowd on the, 590.
Italy, taxation in, 390.
Jackson, the pugilist, dietary of 613.
James river, oil. movement on,
Jameson, Mrs., the works of 575 et seq.
Jassy, sketches at, 46 et seq.
Jeffrey and Talleyrand, anecdote of,
Jensen, Mr., portraits by, 92.
Jesus, THE LIFE or, 417.
Jöcher, the Lexicon of 343.
Johnson, authority of his Dictionary,
333,334—his letter to Lord Chester-
Jones, E. B., the paintings of 98.
Jopling, Mr., Fluffy by, 97.
Juarez, the overthrow of, in Mexico,
Kafirs, curious custom of, as regards
their 1 , 405.
Kean, Charles, anecdote of 279.
Keble, influence of, over Newman, 301.
Keepe, the, in Germany, 530.
Kinglake, Mr., his amendment on the
vote of censure, 245, 250.
KINGSLEY, REv. CHARLEs, AND DR.
Kippis's Biographica Britannica, 343.
Knight, J.P., portrait by, 92.
Kotzebue, General, his opinion of the
Lake scenery of the Tyrol, the, 725.
Landseer, paintings by, in present Ex-
LANGUAGE, MULLER's LECTUREs on THE