10 NOVEMBER 1866

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The Bishop of Natal is to have his arrears of

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salary. On Tuesday the Master of the Rolls (Lord Rornilly) - gave judgment in his favour against the Trustees of the Colonial Bishopric Fund. His Lordship pointed out that the...

The Moniteur de r Arme'e, a strictly official journal, denies

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that the Emperor intends to form a National Guard. His plan is a much wider and more expensive one. The effective strength of 400,000 men is never to be diminished in time of...

A suggestion has been offered this week for the enlistment

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of Sikhs, who could be obtained in any numbers, who are excellent soldiers, and who are willing to volunteer for European service. There are two formidable objections to that...

Mr. Renter received on November 6 a statement that the

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Emperor Maximilian had resigned. On November 9 this was denied, doubtless to the advantage of all who had bought Mexican bonds. It does not matter a straw whether the statement...

The India House has published Lord Napier's report on the

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measures by which he has quelled the famine in Ganjam. We have quoted the most interesting paragraphs elsewhere, but would merely mention here that the whole merit of the work...


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T HE right is winning fast in America. The elections to Con- grew for New York, New Jersey, Tllinois, Wisconsin, Massa- chusetts, Delaware, Michigan, and Missouri came off on...

The Kaiser, it appears, does not respect Nathan Rothschild's advice

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never to deal with a very unlucky man, for he has ap- pointed Baron von Beust Minister for Foreign Affairs. The Baron has issued a circular, saying that, baying become an...

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A telegram from Tientsin, dated 25th October, las reached the

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London and China Telegraph, stating t h at -the French, have de- clared war on the Ckireans. The people of the Corea, the-great peninsula on the East of China, are...

We-are informed that peace between Brazil and - Patneetiay nearly -

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certain. The great defeat 'of .Curupaitar shook the Slave Empire, and peace is to be signed on the basis of the Paraguayan Dictator's -proposals, which will, we imagine,...

The text of the Papal Allocution ofeltaly . has, arrived.

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is less turgid in-style than usual, And more intelligible in meaning, but it is much more severe against Itely than - was at" first sup- posed. The 'Government Of 'the ....

Sir James Lewis Knight Brace, the late Lord Justice, has

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died, for all practical purposes, in harness. He had not resigned his datim for a fortnight before his death, which took place at Roe- bampton on Wedeesday afternoon, at the age...

There is a rumour that Lord Chelmsford may, resign the

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Lord (Cheincellorshipeand , take /the place likely to be vacated by' Okief Justice Erie, - the - Chief - Jnisticeatrip of - the 'Common - Pleas, in which case Sir Hugh Cairns-...

Clergyinsh:" writes- to' the Times complaining that the prayer against

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the.eattle,plagne has not been suspended, although the cattle .plagne Jam. -- He_ must( we fame be a "literate," that correspondent. Does he not know that it is a cardinal...

In his speech to-the rworkhig men of Dublin-yesterday-week, Mr. Bright

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explained more clearly his scheme for buying up the great landed esteem and selling them 'to the tenant-farmers. The Government, he said, lends money to Irish landlords already...

A treinendous hurricane broke cieei'lselikiesu• and the lealiiimas on the

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9th Of October. 'The ,gild . 4preiid - oirot scene '100 di 180 Miles, blowing her Mijoistra "/Vinible lisliore; destroying or driving to sea some hiiiidiede of meieliatitmen,...

The Bishop of Salisbury is .very , °Noy -with- LordSidaey Godolphin

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Osborne, not because be often writes- rtrash which nobody would reatinuless 'written by. a dukets son, -but because- he recently-affirend e in a very sensible letter, that an...

'Mr. Hennessy' defended himself very skilfully last' Satinday in an

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address to the • Wexford electors against Mr. Bright's onslaught upon him at'Dtiblin. 'Mr. Might only said that Mr. Henitessy eagerly imppented the Tories in the last'...

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The corretpandent of the Pall Mall Gazttte Who' ethbrted his

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fellcrw-citizens, if they wished really to enjoy alittle comedy, to go 'and see Meg's Diversion at the New Royalty *at rittite right. We fellaWed his - Counsel last...

At the special sessions held at Newington on Wednesday, sixty-

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-eight tradesmen were fined for' having in their possession unjuit weights, scales, and measures. This. offence is increasing until it amounts to a very severe tax upon the...

Mr. Coleridge on' Wednesday pronounced the 'apeech ' at the

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'annual Meeting of the Articled Clerks' Society, and tdek ocittation tO read a sera* leetUre to the eilibiyci atterneys, - advisintthein to beware of the "vulgar Vanity,.the...

The Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol preached a sermon last

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Sunday intended to account for the Ritualistic movement fairly, first, and then discourage it. He said it arose from two motives besides the artistic one,-- - the desire for...

The Directors of the 'Bank of England have reduced their

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Minh:nem - rate of'dlicOtint from 44 to 4 per cent. ' In the open Market-, the bett' bills - are 'taken at lit !per cent. The Bank of Efigland ' Main IS very favourable, and...

appears - to be at last deffiiitblYitetbed 'to Piiifettor Seeley, of

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University College, London. The 'author 'Complained in his recent pieface of its being SuppOted 'that 'he could Wish to Mystify the public as to the drift of his treatise. "We...

The Fortnightly Review has become the-for-thezpresent‘every- other-Fortnightly Review; in other

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words, it is to be named after the fortnight and appear by the month. It takes the German language to express this adequately in a title. .Die far jetzt einmal in zweimal...

Dr. Tyndall has written by far the . ablest defetice . of Mr. E'

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policy in Jamaica hitherto printed, :bidet even he breitirs doirn hopelessly, we conclude there is nothing more to be said. His Line of argument is to point to the 'terrible'...

The' &Hewing 'table shows the Closing plied - Of the '

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lending Foreign' Securities Sr - est:Tay 46iff 'FilditY frisasiMor: 2; Pliary, Icor. O. lati Ifil '14 is b bs 1St 881 .. 081 s P iir 4 Seiltkci e .aini °tartish 0 per...

The Stock Exchange markets are almost . generally flat, and

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, there is very little -business doing. Censcrie cicised yesterday at -894 4 for money, and of ;et div. for -- acceint.

'" j 'tritisli t ttairikirs yilaktly •• 1 The closing prices-of the I and

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on Friday week are satifebied It rage Eastir8 usteatwort lawn .. " = W al e = eoairsire. lejodott ini4 Brighton .. Lwddnaud North-Western London sad South-Westara ,Lopdon,...

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THE DANGER OF PARLIAMENTS. T HERE is a change of feeling going on among Liberals all over the world, which demands more attention than it has received, for if it lasts it may...


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L ORD ROMILLY'S judgment in the case of "Bishop Coleus° versus the Trustees of the Colonial Bishopric Fund," is exceedingly clear, and, if supported, of the highest moment to...

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rpHE easiest and the surest way of preventing frauds in the management of Railways is to appoint an official Director- General, with a seat at every Railway Board. We made that...

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T HE importance . of the great crisis so hardly averted in Baltimore consisted in this, that the American revolution threatened. for the first time to overstep the bonds of...

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M R. POPE HENNESSY knows how to defend himself, and in a speech to the Wexford electors has just struck Mr. Bright, as he modestly observes, "as fair a hit as he can," in return...

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T HE feeblest and foolishest form of bigotry yet discovered has broken out in an exceedingly unlikely place,—University College, London. That institution has always hitherto...


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L ORD NARLLICS report on the famine in Ganjam, pub- lished on Friday, is one of the ablest papers which has ever reached England from the Indian Empire. His Lordship, it will be...

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T HERE is perhaps no section of this journal which excites so much comment among our habitual readers as that which contains the letters of our American Correspondent. At least...

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[FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] New York, October 19, 1866. SOME time ago the Spectator said, "The democracies seem to be all going wrong upon the question of Free Trade."...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—Like most of the measures brought forward either by the Irish or their flatterers, Mr. Bright's resolves itself into a scheme for...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] S,—You gave us the other day a chapter on Ritualism. I went last Sunday to St. Alban's, Holborn, to witness for once the cele- bration of...

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MR. MANSEL'S REPLY TO MR. MILL.* Tars is a very sharp reply by Mr. Memel to Mr. Mill's very sharp criticism upon Hamilton and himself. Agreeing with neither party in the...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—May I intrude once again, and ask your correspondent "M. D.," and-others who think and feel with him, not to wait at this juncture for...


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You care not for the splendour and the passion, The march of music and the glow of speech, Would rest, not strive, content with this world's fashion, To heights beyond your...

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IT is difficult sometimes to look at a picture plausibly clever, attracting attention almost magnetically by force of its deep- toned colouring, yet false in its tendency, and...

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THREE ILLUSTRATED BOOKS.* Tax only limitation -which we should like

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to put on illustration, is that the subject illustrated should be capable of receiving some additional force or meaning, some original commentary, from the illustrating artist....

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ALTHOUGH the earlier part of Professor Wilson's translation of the Rigveda has been before the world for a good many years, the recent appearance of the fourth volume, and of a...

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Little Henry and his Bearer. Illustrated. (Houlston and Wright.)— This little book is one of the half-dozen or so in existence which utterly baffle critics. It is inconceivable...

Heber's Hymns, Illustrated. (Sampson Low.)—An exquisitely printed edition of these

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popular hymns, profusely illustrated with borders and vignettes by artists of mark. The illustrations strike us as best when they are least ambitious, Mr. W. Lawson, for...

The Lays of Ancient Rome. Illustrated. (Longmans.)—The edition would be

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perfect, but for two things. The print is one degree too small, so small that it is a work of high art to print clearly from it, and the binding, as usual with all fancy binding...

Archie Lovell. By Mrs. Edwards. (Tinsley.)—A very pretty story indeed,

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very well told, with incidents which are both possible and natural. The leading figure, a French bred English girl, who, in pure ignorance, gets into a sad scrape against the...

%* In a review of Mr. Swinburne's pamphlet last week

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(p. 1229, line 28), we find that "Aristotle" appeared by an absurd slip of the pen for "Aristophanes," in some mention of the latter's comedies. We are requested to notice that...