10 OCTOBER 1868

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We sincerely regret to hear it stated that Sir William

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Heath- cote is about to retire from the representation of the University of Oxford. Though a Conservative, he is a Conservative of so high-toned and earnest a character and so...

The Pope, whom Mr. Disraeli has thus hastily summoned as

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a sort of grand spiritual scarecrow to frighten away the flocks of voracious Liberals from the seed-corn of the Irish Establishment, has, unfoituhately for him, seized the...

Such is the substantive part of Mr. Disraeli's official manifesto,

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which is strictly antiquarian, not containing a single forecast of his future policy, either towards Ireland or any other part of the empire. The rest of his address is all...

It will be a glorious opportunity for Oxford to redeem

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her reputation. To return Mr. Gladstone once more, at the very moment when he is leading the attack on the Irish Establishment, would be a most noble act of penitence and...


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M R. DLSRAELI'S " word of power " to the electors of Bucking- hamshire came forth this day week as if it had been conjured into life by our demand ; and very powerful it was—in...

Mr. Disraeli's address has not been well received in Ireland,

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where it is called a "war-whoop," "a shriek compounded of malignity, of defiance, and of despair." But that is Irish exag- geration. There is no malignity, and no defiance, in...

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The Times, as the Pall Mall Gazette remarks, is sometimes

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very silly at this time of the year, but we have seldom read an article at once so pompous and so silly as its diatribe yesterday against Professor Fawcett's address on "...

Though the Pope has not invited) Protestants to the Council,

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he has invited Bishops of the Greek and Eastern Churches, over whom he evidently hopes,—vainly, we suspect,—to regain his power. But he has nothing to offer except pardon, and...

The Hungarian Diet has at present before it a question

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of "tenant right." When in 1848 the land was relieved from feudal burdens, the vineyards were not included in the general measures then passed, in consequence of the difficulty...

The Bishop of Capetown has appealed, we are told, against

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the decision in Natal which affirmed Dr. Colenso's episcopal rights and the legality of his patent. The appeal cannot be heard until January. We trust the appeal may cover not...

We call attention to the accounts by correspondents in another

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column, of the disgraceful scene at the meeting of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, on Tuesday, on occasion of the proposal to vote 2,000/. to Mr. Green, the Dean...

The only remarkable election address of the week is Mr.

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Goschen's, which is written with unusual terseness, precision, and force. Mr. Goschen reminds the electors that at the general election thirty-three years ago the question of...

The news from Spain this week is not much, but

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the Revolution having succeeded all over the Peninsula, no news is good news. General Prim has joined Marshal Serrano in Madrid, and they have been chosen jointly to carry on...

Mr. Goschen made a speech on Thursday, in the City,

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against the minority principle, especially as applied to London. He called it an "arithmetical puzzle,"—so it is, and so is 3 and 4 make 7, to a very stupid person ; but Mr....

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Throughout the week there has been a steady feeling in

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the market for Home Stocks ; but yesterday Consols closed weaker at 94+ 1 for money, and 941 1 for the November account. Reduced and New Three per Cents. were 93 to 1. The...

Mr. Charles Buxton told a curious stlry of Irish agriculture

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at a meeting at North Walsh= on Thursday. He bought a small Irish estate, containing very rich land, soon after the famine of 1847, near Dingle, at the very low rate of 3/. an...

Yesterday and on Friday week the leading Foreign Bonds left

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off at the annexed quotations :— Oct. 2. Oct. 9. Oct. 2. Oct 9. Brazilian, 1865 761 774 Russian (Angle-Dutch) 90/ 9 0 4 Egyptian, 1864 834 ad. 821 Spanish, Ma 381 331-...

As the Pall Mall Gazette is in a pet at

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criticisms of ours which it perfectly well knows to be strictly just, we will recite in the -driest way the line of conduct on its part, which we have, -with great surprise and...

All bright-coloured socks are now pronounced perilous in the 'extreme.

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Magenta socks are full of arsenic. Orange socks Are full of picric acid. Other socks, again, contain aniline. The chief danger is to those who get hot "when the Thespian sock is...

The Bishop of Capetown has, we believe, departed at last,

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and 'with him his schismatic auxiliary, Mr. Macrorie, still only in the un- developed episcopal germ, having obtained no mandate to conse- -crate in the United Kingdom. Some of...

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THE PREMIER'S BLAST. if B. DISRAELI is greater in "furbishing up" very old political furniture than any politician of his generation. We have never seen our very feeble old...

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ly1 R. DISRAELI has made two very clever ecclesiastical appointments,—good for him, and one of them certainly good for the country,—appointments that will gain some little...

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W E have already expressed our regret at the unfortunate universality with which Liberal candidates are pledg- ing themselves to the Ballot. It is in truth especially lament-...

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I T was quite natural that the Social Science Congress should take up the question of the property of married women, and should carry on the practical discussion originated by...

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I N the prevailing hopelessness of English public opinion as to a solution of Irish land difficulties, it seems most desirable to understand clearly what has been elsewhere...

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ASARRYING BY LOT" is, or rather was, one of the customs of the Moravian Church. In the American, and, as we should imagine, in the English communities belonging to that body it...

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A CURIOUS paper in the new number of the Fortnightly Review, by a man of considerable ability and still greater acquirements, Mr. Alexander Bain, the Professor of Logic in...

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(nom A CORRESPONDENT.] As every one knows, the northern border of Spain, near San Sebastian, is the quarter by which the Duke of Wellington crossed from France into Spain,...

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RL AND. V.—THE GRANDE CHARTREUSE. the Chartreuse,—a wild place in his own diocese,—and seven stars rising from the ground which went before him to show him the way to the...

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Fro TILE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR.1 SIR,—As the Spectator has lately more than once referred to the subject of the Eastern Church, your readers may perhaps be interested by some...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—You will have heard

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that the S. P. C. K. yesterday voted a grant of 2,000/. to Mr. Green, the Dean of Maritzburg, and the "Church Committee" in Natal. Perhaps you will allow me to give a few...


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NATAL. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR-"] SIR,—You will have seen that the result of the meeting of the Christian Knowledge Society has placed a grant of 2,000/. practically...

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(Locu CORUISK, SKYE.) r . THE Torrent fills the air 1Vith a terrible voice of prayer : "God the Lord ! From the hollow of Thy hand, In the darkness of the land I was pour'd ;...


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[TO TUE EDITOR OF TIIE "SPECTATOR:'] SIR,—Though it is generally undesirable to notice criticisms, unless to profit by them, an exception may be made when they are unjust. In...


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CELEBRATED WOMEN.* WE can understand these essays being peculiarly attractive to a lady translator, and they are in some sense characteristic of the talent of their author....

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Mn. PATTER,SON hardly does himself justice by calling his book the Science of Finance. We doubt, in the first place, if his subjeci is, properly speaking, "finance." The word...

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THERE are some clever sketches, and some of the elements of novelistic success, in these two volumes ; but it does not seem to have ever occurred to the author that she was...

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JURISPRUDENCE in its various branches has been the science in which America has accomplished the most solid and enduring success. The writings of Jefferson and Webster on...

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'Ins magazines seem to multiply as each month begins, and their quality does not improve or keep pace with their quantity. Ever since the National Review invented that...

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The great ornament of the October number of the Fortnightly Review is the exquisite poem by Mr. Morris called "The Two Sides of the River." For the rest, this periodical, which...

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Outlines of General History. By W. F. Collier, LL.D. (Nelson.)—

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Dr. Collier seems to have put as much of the history of the world into his small octavo volume as could be managed by human ingenuity. His leading facts are well chosen, and, as...

Love ; or, Self-Sacrifice. A Story. By Lady Herbert. (Richard

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Bentley, 1868.)—Lady Herbert has written a pretty story, all the main facts of which she says are true, apparently to prove how wonderfully all events turn out well for good...

Sermons on Unity. By F. C. Masaingberd, M.A., Chancellor of

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Lincoln. (Rivingtons.)—In the Sermons on Unity we can see little merit but that of brevity. Three sermons in twenty-four small octavo pages,—that ought to satisfy the most...

Johnny Robinson : the Story of the Childhood and Schooldays

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of an "intelligent Artisan." By "The Journeyman Engineer." 2 vols. (Tinsley.)—This book is certainly good fun ; but it is very little more. The "Intelligent Artizan " was sent...

The Sues Canal, the Eastern Question, and Abyssinia. By W.

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Vesey Fitzgerald. (Longmans.)—Mr. Fitzgerald seems to have something to say that is worth hearing, but in attempting too much he fails to do jus- tice to himself. A good book...

Sermons by the late Rev. Charles Watt, ..11.A. (William Blackwood

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and Sons.)—Early death is always more or less sad and touching. Particularly so when the icy hand is laid upon the young rich in promise, of high aspiration, and with evident...

The Church Establishment in Ireland. The Freeman's Journal Church Commission.

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(Duffy, Dublin.)—This volume is an important contri- bution to the literature of the great question of the day, and contains a vast amount of information about the history and...

Representative Men. By Ed ward Watford, M.A. (Bennett.)—Mr. Walford selects

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nineteen men, three of whom, Thackeray, Faraday, and Whewell, are no longer living, as "representative men in literature, science, and art." This selection it would, of course,...