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    WE are glad to notice that a decided step has been taken towards the preservation of our ancient monuments. Sir John Lubbock has succeeded in getting the following resolution adopted in the House of Commons:—“That pending the introduction of a general measure dealing with the ancient monuments of the kingdom, and in order as far as possible to protect them from further injury, it is desirable that Her Majesty's Government should appoint one or more inspectors with authority to inspect and report upon such ancient monuments.” Mr. Shaw-Lefevre, on the part of the Government, assented to the motion, and added that it was their intention to bring in a Bill dealing with the subject in which the hon. baronet took so much interest. Thus Sir John Lubbock's determined perseverance in important matter is likely at last to meet its reward.

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