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LITERATURE. ABfD THE ARTS. SOME anxiety is being felt at the long absence of Du Chaillu, who went in search of gorillas, from whom nothing has been heard for the last two years. A facetious contemporary suggests that perhaps he has been made king of the gorillas in the Gaboon country. GEORGE LINLEY, perhaps our greatest ballad-writer, died last week. Out of 1,000 of his popular songs we may name, Thou art gone from my gaze, Ever oi UNDER the title of "The Bath: How to Enjoy it and Profit iby it," a code of rules or suggestions has been drawn up by Mr. Erasmus Wilson, the eminent surgeon, for the City of London Baths, Golden-lane. This document is circulated among the bathers. A VERY useful little book was brought out some years ago by Messrs. Cassell, Petter, and Galpin called Cassell's Guide to Employment m the Civil Service. This work has been enlarged, revised, and corrected up to the present time, and is an invaluable assistant to any one in search of Government employment. THE first part of a history of the borough, castle, and barony of Alnwick, by Mr. Tate, has just appeared in this interesting border town. Forty years ago the then Duchess of Northumberland wrote and ably illustrated a very clever history of the Castle of Aln. wick, gaining thereby an honourable place among noble authors. The theme is an admirable one in competent hands. The park adjoining the castle is remarkable for possessing the remains of two abbeys, Alnwick Abbey and that of Hulme. The latter was the first abbey of Carmelite friars in these kingdoms. ARTEKUS WARD, the humorist of whom we have heard so much lately, and who promises to lecture here during the coming winter, has prepared a new book detailing his adventures among the Mormons, which Mr. Hotten, of Piccadilly, will publish this week. The book has been edited by Mr. Z. P. Hing. ston, an English gentleman now in London, who accompanied "A. Ward" with his" on paralleled show" through the Mormon territory and California. In an introduction the editor gives some curious par- ticulars of the social condition of these mysterious polygamists. The book is divided into two parts I. On the Rampage;" II. "Perlite Literatoor." By a previous arrangement the copyright has been secured in both countries. MESSRS. CASSELL, PETTER, AND GALPIN'S edition of "Gulliver's Travels" is now complete, and has made its appearance in a handsome volume, profusely and admirably illustrated. The Morning Star says that this is one of the best editions of any English classic which has appeared for many years. It is not only the outward appearance, but the notes which are appended by Professor Waller are so clear that the reader is made acquainted with the political aspects of the period, and thoroughly to understand the witti- cisms and satire of Dean bwitt. IX.' M. GTJSTAVE DoRfc—SO widely known by his magnificent illustrations of Dante's "Inferno and Don Quixote—has, says the Athenceum, drawn two plates illustrating the late terrible accident to English mountaineers on Mont Cervin; one represents the triumphant completion of the first part of the task, the travellers arriving at the before untr odden summit of the mountain, and the second the catastrophe. M. Dore has availed himself of all the dramatic power which he possesses to exhibit the immensity of nature and the corporeal littleness of the beings who undertook so bold and so dangerous a task. THE demands for space at the Paris Exhibition of 1867 have been numerous, and the ground has already been allotted. France, of course, takes the largest share, with 64,000 metres. England comes next with 23,000. Prussia, Austria, and the Germanic Con- federation each want about 7,500. Belgium, 7,250. Italy requires nearly 4,000; and the United States about 3,350. MANCHESTER, having succeeded in obtaining a magnificent and most convenient building for the As. size Courts, which is of Gothic character, seems in- clined to try if there is any risk of failure in the use of the so-called "Italian style;" Doric columns, thirty feet in height, are to form a" portico," destined to unite two wings of the building, and be enclosed by them, and face a central mass. The edifice is proposed to have two fronts, which resemble each other in all important particulars. WE regret to learn that Mr. Charles Dickens who is now in Paris, has had a sun. stroke. He was quite in- sensible for some hours; bat, we are happy to say, speedily recovered, and is now quite well. Mr. Dickens is a great walker, and does his ten or twelve miles every day before dinner. This, no doubt, is the secret of his bodily health and freshness of spirit; but it w^s hazardous to pursue his English habit under the almost tropical heat of Paris in the month of August.




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