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The Clergy in the Seventeenth Century-The Penn Contro-
versy— History,' Vols. III. and IV.--Death---Early Com-
positions — Biographies’- On the Corn Laws — Hannah
More-Life' by his Nephew-Dickens--'Pickwick Papers'
- 'Sketches by Boz' - Bentley's Miscellany - Nicholas
Nickleby '-'Oliver Twist - Master Humphrey's Clock'-
• Barnaby Rudge'-On Literary Piracy—'A Word in Season'
- A Christmas Carol'—'Evenings of a Working Man'-
• The Chimes '—Ben Jonson's • Every Man in his Humour'
- The Cricket on the Hearth'-Newsvendors' Benevolent
Institution - Household Words Started — Dickens's Public
Readings— Little Dorrit '-All the Year Round Begun-
Household Words Incorporated-Death of Dickens-Obituary
by Chorley-C. Dickens, jun.-Mystery of Edwin Drood'-

Life' by Forster-H. F. Chorley-Birth-Early Life—'The

Winter's Wreath '- Contributes to Atheneum--Gives Fare-

well Dinner-Death-Friendship for Dickens--Poems con•

tributed to AthenicumHymn of the Old Discoverers '-

Statue of Joan of Arc' ... ... ... ... 511-544

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The Clergy in the Seventeenth Century—The Penn Contro
versy— History,' Vols. III. and IV.-Death-Early Com
positions — Biographies’-On the Corn Laws – Hannah
More-Life' by his Nephew-Dickens,'Pickwick Papers'

- 'Sketches by Boz' – Bentley's Miscellany – Nicholas
Nickleby -Oliver Twist '—*Master Humphrey's Clock'-
'Barnaby Rudge'--On Literary Piracy-'A Word in Season'

- A Christmas Carol' -Evenings of a Working Man-
• The Chimes'-Ben Jonson's 'Every Man in his Humour
-The Cricket on the Hearth'-Newsvendors' Benevolent

Institution - Household Words Started — Dickens's Public

Readings—'Little Dorrit '-All the Year Round Begun-

Household Words Incorporated - Death of Dickens-Obituary

by Chorley-C. Dickens, jun.-'Mystery of Edwin Drood'-

'Life' by Forster-H. F. Chorley—Birth-Early Life—'The

Winter's Wreath'-Contributes to Atheneum—Gives Fare

well Dinner-Death-Friendship for Dickens-Poems of

tributed to AtheneumHymn of the Old Discoverers'–

•Statue of Joan of Arc'.... ... ... ...

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CHAPTER XII.-JOHN FRANCIS, 1881–1882.

Signs of Weakness— Increasing Illness—Death of E. J. Francis

-Of John Francis-Obituary --Burial-Newsvendors' Benevo-

lent Institution and John Francis Pensions ... 545–350

Outbreak at soldiers refused to accept them, although it Meerut,

was distinctly stated that they had not been greased.* On the next day eighty-five of the men were tried by court-martial and sentenced to various terms of imprisonment. On the following Sunday, as the bell was ringing for evening service, the native troops rushed to the gaol and liberated the prisoners; and at the same time the ith and 12th Regiments of

*“It had been determined to improve the efficiency of the native army by the introduction of the Enfield rifle, the cartridges of which required to be lubricated. They were made up for the rifles in the laboratory at Dumdum. On the 22nd of January, Capt. Wright informed Major Bontein, commanding the depôt of musketry at that station, that a very unpleasant feeling existed among the Sepoys who had been sent there for instruction, regarding the grease used in preparing the cartridges. It appears that a mechanic attached to the magazine had asked a Sepoy of the 2nd Grenadiers for water from his lotah, or brass water-pot ; the Sepoy refused it, on the ground that he did not know to what caste he belonged ; when the mechanic immediately retorted, “You yourself will soon have no caste left, for you will be required to bite cartridges smeared with the fat of pigs and cows ’...... It was then discovered, for the first time, that a report had been disseminated through the native army that it was the design of Government to destroy the caste of the Sepoys by constraining them to bite off the end of greased cartridges." -Memoirs of Major-General Sir Henry Havelock, K.C.B.,' by John Clark Marshman.

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break at soldiers refused to accept them, although it

was distinctly stated that they had not been greased. * On the next day eighty-five of the men were tried by court-martial and sentenced to various terms of imprisonment. On the following Sunday, as the bell was ringing for evening service, the native troops rushed to the gaol and liberated the prisoners; and at the same time the lith and 12th Regiments of

*" It had been determined to improve the efficiency of the native army by the introduction of the Enfield ride, the cartridges of which required to be lubricated. They

were made up for the rifles in the laboratory at Dumdum. On the 22nd of January, Capt. Wright informed Major Bontein, commanding the depôt of musketry at that station, that a very unpleasant feeling existed among the Sepoys who had been sent there for instruction, regarding the grease used in preparing the cartridges. It appears that a mechanic attached to the magazine had asked a Sepoy of the 2nd Grejadiers for water from his lotah, or brass water-pot; the Sepoy refused it, on the ground that he did not know to what

caste he belonged; when the mechanic immediately retorted. You yourself will soon have no caste left, for Vou will be required to bite cartridges smeared with the Sot of pigs and cows'.....It was then discovered, for the Srst time, that a report had been disseminated through the native army that it was the design of Government to destroy the caste of the Sepoys by constraining them white of the end of greased cartridges. "-"Memoirs of

pior. General Sir Henry Havelock, K.C.B.,' by John

pk Marshman.

order has been delayed by the necessity of bringing another European regiment to Calcutta. The capital has for the last two years been left almost unprotected. Formerly there was always a European regiment in the fort and 1,200 artillerymen at Dumdum, eight miles off. The transfer of the Artillery headquarters to Meerut left only one regiment in Calcutta, and that is sometimes reduced to a wing. There are 5,000 Sepoys at Barrackpore. There is a bad spirit among some of them, and it is barely possible they may refuse to obey the order, or may display their sympathy in a manner involving a breach of discipline. In that case the fort, if not the town, would be in danger, and Government has acted wisely in providing against the possibility of resistance. With two European regiments on the spot and three batteries in reserve, the Sepoys, however excited, will obey in silence. I said the sentence was inadequate. As I write the papers bring intelligence of a mutiny among the Madras troops at Vizieragram. The Madrassees have no caste, and their discontent must, therefore, proceed from other causes than the cartridge order. The truth is, we are at this moment passing through one of those periodical crises which every now and then remind us that Government in India 'sits on bayonets.' The Sepoys are restless and dissatisfied. They have no particular grievances, no particular leaders, no particular wants. A war on this side of India would at once remove every disaffection."

On the 19th of May the Times, in a letter from its Calcutta correspondent dated April 9th, said :

“The 19th Regiment of Native Infantry has been disbanded. The Government ordered it to march to

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