An advertisement for the annual general meeting of the Australian Library and Literary Institution.
The Empire's editorial writer comments on the recent production by the University of Sydney of plays by Terence and Moliere. While the writer admits there are advantages to the presentation of plays in Latin and French, [he] is ‘decidedly of the opinion that English dramas should not be excluded from the University play bills. Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, and Beaumont and Fletcher should take their place with Terence and Moliere, and the public might thus be much entertained on the one hand as the the students would be improved on the other.'
A column on the benefit performance for comic actor G. H. Rogers at the Prince of Wales Opera House.
A correspondent from the Birmingham Post provides an 'uncomplimentary description' of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton's address on the occasion of a farewell dinner for Charles Dickens prior to the latter's departure for a US tour.
Correspondence in support of Richard Stevenson, signed by ‘over five hundred persons, all resident with the police district of Grafton, and on analysis of the signatures is herewith appended, viz. four clergymen, three hundred and fifty-three freeholders, fifty-four leaseholders and forty-one mechanics, labourers, etc.’