This is undoubtedly the age of humanity-as far, at least, as England is concerned. A man who beats his wife is shocking to us, and a colonel who cant manage his soldiers without having them beaten is nearly equally so. We are t very fond of hanging; and some of us go so far as to recoil under any circumstances from taking the blood of life. We perform our operations under chloroform; and it has even been suggested that those schoolmasters who insist on adhering in some sort to the doctrines of Solomon should perform their operations in the same guarded manner. If the disgrace be absolutely necessary, let it be inflicted; but t the bodily pain.