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THE great trial is over; the prosecution and the defence have been heard at almost e'\"ery hearth in England. A combination of the press and of newsvendors last summer endeavoured to stifle the terrible revelations which, notwithstanding, rang through the country till they forced t.he oft-deferred Criminal Amendment Act to become law. But no newspaper could afford to ignore a public trial lasting three weeks, and the heart of the nation has been profoundly stirred. The defence has been set forth in the hearing of the whole world, and we must lay to heart the lesson it has taught.