11 JULY 1868

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A little item of news comes home by the Cape

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mail of June 4th of which we may hear again. The Boers of the Transvaal Re- public disapprove the protection which the British extend to the Basutos, and have sent home two...

On Tuesday night the Duke of Buckingham moved the second

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reading of a Bill for relieving the Consolidated Fund of a payment of 20,3001. for purposes connected with the Church of the West Indies. Lord Carnarvon seized the occasion to...


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E Premier on Thursday brought down the Message from the Throne, requesting Parliament to grant an annuity of 2,0001. a year for two lives to Sir Robert Napier. The usual grant...

The Convention of the American Democratic party, held at New

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York on 4th July, have, after twenty-two ballots, nominated Mr. Horatio Seymour for President. They have, however, at the same time accepted a " platform" which it has not...

On Monday the Princess of Wales had a little girl,

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and on Thursday both Houses of Parliament congratulated the Queen, to use Lord Malmesbury's imposing words, on "Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales having given birth to a...

Yesterday week, too late for our last impression, Lord Malmes-

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bury gave way about the amendments to the Scotch Reform Bill proposed by Lord Beauchamp, but gave way in a peevish and fretful speech, in which he bitterly complained of the...

The same evening the Bishop of Oxford fell upon Lord

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Hough- ton, for remarking, in the course of a conversation concerning the relation of the Natal officials to the Colenso controversy, that Dr. Coleus() had been treated with a...

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The Liberals in Glasgow and Birmingham seem very confident in

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their strength. They intend in each place to fight for all three seats; but not, we fear, in the best way. Instead of nominating working men, they are trying to secure the...

The Emperor of the French, wishing to civilize his people,

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has introduced bull fights into France. A grand spectacle of the kind was given at Havre on Saturday, the 4th inst., at which twelve bulls, tortured with burning darts and spear...

The Upper House of Convocation agreed yesterday week to an

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Address to the Queen, asking for power to organize a more effec- tual representation of clerical opinion in the Lower House of Con- vocation ; if it had been to organize lay...

This conduct of Lord Cairns provoked a repetition on Tuesday

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night of the scene on Friday week,—Lord Granville and Lord Russell attacking the members of the Government for their un- candid refusal to apologize and withdraw erroneous...

Dr. Stanley did not, of course, succeed in convincing Convoca-

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tion that the Roman Catholic Church should be established in Ireland, and found so little support that eventually he withdrew his motion without dividing, and the Lower House...

Mr. Gladstone presided on Saturday last at a meeting of

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the Social Soience Association, called to consider the relations of capital and labour. The meeting was well attended both by members and workmen, and resolved that strikes and...

Lord Shaftesbury moved the second reading of his Bill for

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the suppression of Ritualism on Thursday in a long speech, the object of which was to prove, first, that the practices condemned, though venial in themselves, are intended to...

The Pays is in a great state of mind. It

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appears that a meeting of Reds has been held in London, in which the Emperor Napoleon has been declared hors la loi , and therefore, as the Pays thinks, liable to assassination....

The Upper House also carried a resolution for negotiating such

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an intercommunion with the Eastern Church " as shall enable the laity and clergy of either to join in the sacrament and offices of the other, without forfeiting the communion...

Mr. Disraeli has once more remodelled his Bribery Bill, falling

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back this time upon his first and best idea. Three new judges are to be added to the ordinary list, who will, besides their regular work, assist any of the Courts, such as the...

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The Bishop of Argyll and the Isles preached a very

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striking sermon at Westminster Abbey last Sunday, from which we have had occasion to extract one remarkable sentence elsewhere. It was upon the text, " God is light, and in Him...

The Pall Mall Gazette calls attention to the systematic bullying

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practised on every one who lands from abroad in the port of London, the boatmen and porters usually extorting from four to -eight times the proper fare by terror. No policeman...

Sir Morton Peto was discharged by the Bankruptcy Court on

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Monday. It was stated that as far as the firm of Peto, Betts, -and Crampton were concerned there would be no dividend, the free assets being insufficient even to pay expenses....

Mr. Spurgeon has answered the Bishop of Oxford's silly attack

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upon him for at once preferring Voluntaryism to Establishment, and at the same time lamenting the miserable salaries of many dissenting ministers. His letter to the Times of...

Although the dividend payments have been commenced at the Bank

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of England, the business transacted in Home Securities this week has been very moderate, and prices have slightly declined. At one period, Cousols, fur money, were quoted at...

The members of University College, London, this day week frankly

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and justly elected Mr. Grote, the historian of Greece, their President, in the place of the late Lord Brougham. Learning and culture should always jealously protect their own...

Many of our readers will remember a Captain Negroni, who

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some time since exhibited a remarkable collection of jewels plun- dered by him from the Winter Palace near Pekin. He has come to grief. He pledged some of his jewels for...

We remarked a fortnight since op the difficulty of framing

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a law which would suppress Newgate literature without also sup- pressing a book like Paul Clifford, just as likely to injure an -excitable lad under circumstances favourable to...

Yesterday and on Friday week the leading Foreign Bonds left

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off at the annexed quotations :— Friday, July 3. Friday. July 10. B razilian, 1865.................. Egyptian, 1864... ... Italian ... Mexican Russian (Anglo-Dutch) Spanish,...

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THE LIBERALS AND THE LORDS. A GOOD deal of the talk in which some Liberals are indulging to their constituents about the House of Lords is very vague, and some of it is not a...


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T HE Session of 1868 runs some risk of being called in future the Session of Short Temper. The days on which there has been no pertness and no truculence in the House of Com-...

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T HE French Government, we perceive, has granted a con- cession for a submarine cable to be laid down from Havre to New York, to MM. Erlanger and M. Julius Reuter. We are...

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N OTHING is of so much importance to the fair trial of the new Reform Act as the suppression so far as may be, the detection and punishment where it must be, of electoral...

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I F the entire body of Members in the House of Commons and the entire body of English Journalists cannot abolish a grievance which closely and personally touches them all,...

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M R. JOHN MORLEY, the editor of the Fortnightly Review, has not entirely despaired of his country ; but he has poured forth in able and tragic sentences his almost positive...

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T HE writer came away from the Prince of Wales Theatre one night this week with a thought in his head which, in justice to a much abused profession, may be worth putting down....

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IN speaking of the county families and principal towns of this Province, we have necessarily mentioned several of the events connected with its history from the time of the...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.") read the Spectator every week carefully, and therefore cannot fail to notice that the Clergy of the Church of England are rarely or never...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sum,—Can you do with two or three more facts about the Society of Friends, without prematurely " tapping the rock " in a weari- some year ?...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—Your anonymous correspondents who kindly undertook on Saturday to set my mind at ease on the subject of my letter of the 22nd have much...

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MR. A. D. COLERIDGE'S TRANSLATION OF EGMONT.* Egmont is one of Goethe's finest works, and we wonder that there have been so few attempts to render it into English. Seldom has a...

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Tin: reviewer's task is pleasant indeed when he has nothing more to do than to read such a book as this, and give the public a general idea of its contents. All he can say is, "...

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A COMPREUENSIVE study of animal life involves more than a knowledge of the properties of healthy structure and time • The Practitioner, a Monthly Journal of Therapeutics. Edited...

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Mir people experience a certain weariness in taking up a fresh book of Shakespearian criticism. And, indeed, there has been so very much of Shakespearian criticism that the...

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'Tim author of this very instructive handbook of the History of Philosophy regards his subject from a Hegelian " stand-point," but relieved from the strictly logical character...

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Macmillan contains two excellent papers, the "Fall of Magdala," by Mr. Markham, geographer to the expedition ; and au account of Cardinal d'Andrea, by his friend Mr. Wreford....

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The Theological Review. July. (Williams and Norgate.)—Of the seven articles in this number the best, wo think, as judged by a literary standard, is Mr. J. Frederick Smith's "...

Brakespeare ; or, the Fortunes ofa Free Lance. 3 vols.

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By the Author of Guy Livingstone.—We have never before had so much pleasure in meeting the Author of Guy Livingstone. In fact, the chain mail of a Free Lance suits his...

Photographs from the Queen's Book. Forty-Two Views. By O. W.

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Wilson. (Marion and Co.)—An admirable collection of photographs of Scotch scenery, soft, clear, and well chosen. One of Edinburgh Castle from the Grassmarket is almost perfect,...

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The Founders of Christianity. By the Rev. James Cranbrook. (Trfibner.)—Mr.

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Cranbrook proposes to account for " the origin of Christianity," of which he announces himself to be an opponent. Accordingly, he gives us in this volume a version of the...

The Medea of Euripides literally translated into English Verse. By

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Augusta Webster. (Macmillan.) — It is possible, doubtless, to make a translation at once very close and very attractive. But then the writer should be content to give a day to...

Thoughts of a Lifetime. By the Author of Utopia at

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Home- (Triibner.)—" Genius," says the author, in his preface, "is the greatest. of all crimes. I have been very, very guilty." This self-accusation is, as far as we are able to...

The Shilling Shakespeare. (Rontledge.)—This is, probably, the cheapest book ever

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published, intended, of course, to pay. It might, we fancy, challenge comparison even with the books which the religions societies print at a loss, with the cheap Bibles, for...

Abyssinia and the Galles Country. From the MSS. of the

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late Walter Michele Plowden. (Longman.)—Mr. Plowden's Journals, printed under the care of his brother, Mr. Trevor Michele Plowden, contain an account of his travels in Abyssinia...

The World Before Them. 3 cols. By Mrs. Moodie. (Bentley.)—Mrs.

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Moodie reminds us that she is the authoress of Roughing it in the Bush. We had agreeable recollections of this book, and were, we must say very plainly, proportionately...

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Flosculi Cheltonienses. Edited by Charles S. Jerram, M.A., and Theodore

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W. James, M.A. (Rivingtons.)—This is a volume of selections from the Cheltenham Prize Poems, Greek and Latin, of the last five-and-twenty years. The editors tell us that they...

The Origin of the Four Gospels. By Constantine Tischendorff. (Jackson,

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Walford, and Hedder.)—Mr. W. L. Gage translates from the latest edition of Professor Tischendorff 's work, and this, we are given to understand, has been revised and enlarged....

The History of France. By Eyre Evans Crowe. Vol. V.

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(Long- man s.)—Mr. Crowe completes in this volume a work on which he has bestowed a great amount of conscientious labour, and which will doubtless possess a permanent value. We...