10 APRIL 1886

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He then went on to remind the House that by

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separating the Legislatures of Sweden and Norway, and the Legislatures of Austria and Hungary, power had been gained, not lost. He thought that Mr. Parnell, in giving up the...

As the Customs and Excise, so far as Excise is

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connected with Customs, would be imposed at Westminster and not in Dublin, Mr. Gladstone proposes to hold the Irish Customs and Excise so collected in trust for the Irish...

The Irish Legislature he proposed to create would be one

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of a five years' period, would consist of 204 or 206 Commoners, —of whom the present Irish Members would be 103, while 101 more would be elected by the same constituencies,...

It is hopeless to summarise such a speech. We can

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only touch on a few principal points. Mr. Gladstone began by emphatically insisting that the policy of the Government in relation to Home- rule could not be severed from its...

The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in any case.

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HE excitement at Westminster on Thursday afternoon was quite unequalled in our history, the House of Commons being crowded from floor to ceiling,—applications for plaoes under...


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It is our intention occasionally to issue gratis with the SPECTATOR Special Literary Supplements, the outside pages of which will be devoted to Advertisements. The Siateenth of...

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We deeply regret to record the death of Mr. W.

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E. Forster, which occurred at his house on Monday, the 5th inst., after an illness which had lasted eight months. The actual cause of death is said to have been a result of...

Mr. Trevelyan then rose, and made a speech fall of

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manliness and fine passages, but too long and too discursive, part of it containing his reasons for entering and quitting the Cabinet, part of it an argument about the social...

The struggle in the United States between the State Govern-

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ments and the "Knights of Labour" continues, the Knights in Kansas and Missouri resisting by force the orders to leave the railways free. The Knights, however, are said to be...

The Prime Minister was immediately followed by Colonel Waring, Mr.

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Macnaghten, and Mr. O'Neill,—gentlemen not usually prominent in debate. They had not much to say, but that little was important, because they express the average opinion of the...

Mr. Trevelyan's alternative plan for administering Ireland is to have

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a Secretary for Ireland in the Cabinet in fall control of the Executive, and to leave him responsible for law and order ; to entrust all local work, like education, public...

The Powers have adhered to their decision that the Prince

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of Bulgaria must accept the Governor-Generalship of East Roumelia for five years. As the Prince exercises all the power of a Sovereign, either his action must be legalised, or...

Mr. Parnell rose after Mr. Trevelyan, and was eagerly heard

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; but his speech was entirely below the occasion. He occupied much time with a wrangle about Mr. Trevelyan's statements, and had spoken for many minutes before he really reached...

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The Oxford and Cambridge Boat-race was rowed on Saturday, and

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was won by Cambridge, after the best race for many years. The crowd was as great as usual, but the interest in the race as a great event is obviously dying away. That is not to...

The following figures, which exactly show the comparative resources of

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Great Britain and Ireland, should be widely circulated :— Kingdom. 17eited Ireland. Proport ion of Ireland to Total. Imports and Export:, in millions 700 45 1 in 15 Net...

Mr. Leatham carried the second reading of his Church Patronage

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Bill on Wednesday without a division, and with something like the unanimous approval of the House. Certainly there was opposition, but it was rather to the moderation of the...

An old Harrovian, full of gratitude towards the late master,

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Dr. Butler, has presented £10,000 to the school to purchase the football-field as a memorial of him. That is splendid liberality, and the newspapers ask why the donor should...

Mr. Leatham's speech was a very good one. He enforced

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with great power on the friends of Disestablishment the duty of improving so far as they can the condition of the National Church, of which they are trustees so long as the...

Yesterday week, a crowded meeting was held in the Guildhall

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to protest against the contemplated dissolution of the Union with Ireland. Sir John Lubbock, who made a very temperate and excellent speech, moved the first resolution,—" That...

Mr. H. R. Grenfell, who also spoke at some length,

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and said how often and how ardently be had supported Mr. Gladstone, held that the time had at length come once more when Liberals should unite even with the party opposite to...

Bank Rate, 2 per emit. Consols were on Friday 100ff

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to 100f,

On Tuesday, Mr. Caine was returned for Barrow-in-Furness by a

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very much increased Liberal majority, though he had in his speeches expressed considerable doubt whether he could support the Home-rule measure attributed to Mr. Gladstone, and...

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MR. GLADSTONE'S SPEECH. - 1 , IT HATEVER may be said of the wisdom of Mr. Glad- stone's policy, it would be the mark of a simpleton to deny that his speech contains a policy, a...

MR. GLADSTONE'S GUARANTEES. T HERE is one point in Mr. Gladstone's

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plan upon which, we trust, the British people will make no mistake. If his Bill passes, the Irish people will govern themselves as com- pletely as if they were foreigners, will...

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T N Mr. Forster, England has lost a considerable statesman, who had an opinion of his own and dared act on it. That, and the consequent trust in his intellectual fortitude, is...

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T HE result of the Barrow-in-Furness election seems to show at least as much as this,—that the Irish leaders cannot turn the balance of an ordinary English constituency at...

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AV E can see no ground for all this alarmist talk of renewed tension between France and Germany, and take it to have been got tip by politicians, either in Paris or Beilin, for...

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m it. COURTNEY KENNY has introduced a Bill which - is probably typical of a whole class of measures that will be brought forward in the present Parliament. An ardent Member,...

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T HE issue of the Local Taxation Returns for the year 1883-84 has just been completed. They are, it will be observed, two years behind time—a surely unnecessary backwardness—and...

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I T has long been a mystery to the non-legal mind why land cannot be as easily and cheaply transferred as a ship or shares in a company. The day of reform in this particular...

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P ROFESSOR HUXLEY'S concluding paper on "The Evolution of Theology" is even more unsatisfactory than the first. So far as he confines himself to the exposition of the...

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T HE general public were a little amazed when Mr. Justice Smith last week allowed the Court dressmaker, Madame Mercier, to add 40 per cent, to the price of her goods as reason-...

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A FTER an absence of forty-five years, Liszt has again visited England, and the attention of the entire musical world has been directed during the past week on this extra-...

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THE " SPECTATOR."j SIR,—I have just received the particulars of an extraordinary interference with law in the West of Ireland, and as no means- should be neglected to open the...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."f Ssa,—On February 10th last, at the Westminster Palace Hotel, one of the speakers at the meeting which inaugurated the "British Home-rule...


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IRELAND AND RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION. 1. 1. 0 THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR "] SIR,—Having read the article on "Lord Hartington and Home- rule" in the Spectator of April 3rd, I...

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[To TEE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.] SIR,—In my letter in last week's Spectator, I said that Arch- deacon Denison's pamphlet " seemed to me to be written throughout without any...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIH, - I am very glad to see Mr. C. C. Cotterill's "Suggested Reforms in Public Schools" reviewed with hearty commenda- tion in the...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.'] SIR,—I ask of your courtesy to permit a brief remonstrance with regard to your article on "Railway Wrath." Of course, it is patent that...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SFECTATOR."1 SIR,—.1 am very much obliged to you for the substantial help which your kind notices of my work and its needs have given me. In addition to...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SLR,—In your issue of April 3rd, you have inserted an advertise- ment, headed " Flaubert's Salambo," which we think must have crept in...

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PRE-RAPHAELITISM. THERE has been during the past two months a curious revival of interest in what is usually called pre-Raphaelitism, a revival which will probably find its...

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MARY FRAMPTON'S JOURNAL.* MART FRAMPTON, the daughter of a gentleman living on his estate in Dorsetshire, saw a great deal in her younger days of what is called "high life,"...

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DEMO S.* Tars is a novel of very considerable ability,

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though it falls short of the highest power. It is evidently written by a man who has a very intimate knowledge of the working classes, and not a little sympathy with them,...

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THE theory of Tory Democracy has not been long in getting itself reduced into writing. Tory Democracy is not above five years old, yet it has already found in Mr. Standish...

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ME. MIDDLETON had no need to make any excuse for writing this book. The Ancient Rome of to-day is a different place from the Ancient Rome of even ten years ago. Much energy has...

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IT /9 not of much use now to notice magazine articles on Ireland, for events carry us beyond their standpoint in the discussion ; but we may say that Mr. Courtney, in the...

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The Prime Ministers of Queen Victoria. By G. Barnett Smith.

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(ffoutledge.)—A young lady once informed the present writer that she was reading Macaulay's History, and found it dull. That is the class of reader who will profit by The Prime...

Annie's Story. By S. Selous. (Edward Jones.)—This is a story

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in verse, lively, graceful, and in parts pathetic. The verse is a little monotonoue, and wanting in variety of rhythm and movement. The objection to it as a story is that Philip...


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Sunday Talk. Edited by W. W. Tulloch, B.D. (Nisbet and Co.) —This is the first number of a new series, and gives good promise of usefulness. There is a considerable variety of...

The Atlantic Monthly. (Ward, Lock, and Co.)—A. poem by John

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Greenleaf Whittier is the chief distinction of this number. It is entitled "Revelation," and is an eloquent protest against Mate- rialism, the opening stanzas being particularly...

English Letters and Letter. Writersof the Eighteenth Century. With Explanatory

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Notes. By Howard Williams, M.A. Illustrated with Portraits and Fac-similes. First Series," Swift and Pope." (Bell and Sons.)—This octavo volume of about 550 closely printed...

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In his Own Hand. By Mrs. G. Linnwus Banks. 3

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vols. (F. V. White and Co.)—Mrs. Banks's books, occupying as they do a sort of middle ground between fiction and truth, have a well-defined character, which distinguishes them...

Grace Balmaign's Sweetheart. By James Ranciman. (Chatto and Windus.)—The "

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sweetheart " is a young fellow who loves very much above him ; for his father is a pensioner, and Grace's father is a long. descended squire. But Harry Leighton—that is the...

Spiders and Flies. By Percy Fendall. 3 vols. (Ward and

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Downey.) —We do not recognise either "spiders " or " flies " as very distinctly described in the dramatis persona of this story. True, there is a very handsome adventuress, who,...

Cradle and Spade. By William Syme. 3 vols. (Swan Sonnen-

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schein and Co.)—Both " cradle " and "spade," it may be explained, are the names of miners' tools, used in gold-digging and gold-washing. The story, in fact, is a story of...

Conjectural Emendations on Passages in Ancient Authors. By Christopher Wordsworth,

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D.D. (Rivingtons.)—The notice of this little volume comes long after date, but we should be sorry to leave unacknowledged the last contribution to classical scholarship of one...

One and a Half in Norway. By" Either and Both."

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(Began Paul, Trench, and Co.)—This curious title is explained early in the book by the statement that husband and wife are allowed to travel on Nor- wegian steamboats and...

Without Home, without Faith. Translated from the German of "

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Detlef Stern," by Nellie Hampson Simpson. (James Blackwood and Co.)—The chief interest, or intended interest, in this volume is in the heroine's conflict with a Jesuit father,...

An Exposition of the Thirty-nine Articles. By Robert Louis Cloquet.

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(Nisbet and Co.)—" A Protestant Exposition of our Pro- testant Articles" is Mr. Cloquet's description of his work. There is no doubt abont the *Protestantism of tho exposition,...