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MT. Disraeli is going to Ireland. A la bonne heure

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I There is an Irish legend that the Disraelis, coming from the Land of Israel, arrived in England, vici Venice and Dublin, where the uncommon, if not unique name is, it appears,...

Lord Ripon's conversion to the Roman Catholic faith was announced

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formally last Saturday, and the English journals have since been employed in vying with each other in a helpless sort of lament over it. It is to be deplored mainly as...

Two seats in Parliament were vacated by death on Tuesday,—

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that for Cambridgeshire through the death of Lord George Manners, brother of the Postmaster-General, and that for North- ampton through the death, after a long illness, of Mr....

• The change of Government at Madrid evidently did not

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mean so much as we were disposed to anticipate when first hearing of it last week, and the new Ministry, so far from being more Conservative, is rather more Liberal than its...


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T Carlists have made one attempt, perhaps two, to irritate the Germans into intervention in Spain, but they have not succeeded. The first was by deliberately firing on the...

The Oxford Conservatives assembled, and apparently enjoyed themselves, on Thursday

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in the Swan Brewery grounds, St. Thomas's, the excuse being mutual congratulation on the _posses- sion of a Conservative Member in Mr. Hall. Mr. Mowbray, M.P. for the...

*** The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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The Danish Slesvigers appear to be in a bad way.

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The bitterest complaints are made of the grievances to which they are subjected by the German Government in Slesvig, by which Danes appear to be ordered into exile without even...

It is well that Parliament is not sitting, for if

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it were, we should certainly be compelled to witness that always nauseous operation, an honourable member's eating his own words, or paying with his person for not so doing. Sir...

In Frome, also, Conservatism has been exalting its horn. The

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Marquis of Bath and Mr. Sclater-Booth both made speeches there on Thursday, the general drift of which it is almost as easy to imagine as to describe. Of course the Conserva-...

The Univers has been again suppressed, or rather suspended, for

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a fortnight ; and on this occasion, even his warmest admirers will have little sympathy with M. Veuillot in his temporary seclu- sion. The offence is a seandalum magnatum, gross...

The Chancellor of the Exchequer is following the lead of

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his chief in trying to keep the attention of the public fixed on ecclesias- tical questions. He took the chair at a meeting held at Exeter on Tuesday in aid of the Church...

Sir Charles Dilke, being invited on Monday night to address

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the Ancient Order of Foresters, at Hammersmith Town Hall, in a political, but not in a party speech, found no difficulty in dis- charging his task, by firing volleys into both...

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West Hartlepool will not receive Sir Henry Thompson well, if

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that eminent surgeon's services should be soon required in that borough On Tuesday last, Mr. Turnbull, a convert to Sir Henry Thompson's views on Cremation, brought forward a...

We call attention to a very able letter, by Mr.

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John George MacCarthy, which appears in another column, in reply to Mr. Freeman's article on Home-rule. We agree with a great part of Mr. MacCarthy's answer to Mr. Freeman, not...

The Working-Men's International Congress is now assembled at Brussela, and

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shows apparently diminished numbers and in- creased violence of intention and language. If the Times may be trusted, the number of the delegates is small, and they appear to...

The Oxford and Cambridge Conjoint Scheme for inspecting the 'Seeonelary

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education of the country,—a scheme which is soon, we believe, to be worked in conjunction with a third University, that of London,—is now fairly under weigh, and a list has...

The Comte de. Chaudordy, who is the new French Ambas-

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sador to. the Government of Marshal Serrano, fills a somewhat exceptional position among French statesmen and diplomatists. He, is one of the few who feel it consistent with...

It is a pity that there is no way of

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punishing a crowd in its collective capacity short of grape-shot. The crowd at Calais which by its furious yells and hisses taunted M. Duruof into obviously imminent risk of his...

Therworst railway accident since that of Abergele occurred on- - the

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Great Eastern Railway, on Thursday night, at Thorpe, two miles from Norwich. But unlike Abergele, an accident in which - the-purely accidental element of a truck of petroleum...

Consols were on Friday 921-92/.

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Tar, EXPLOSIVE FORCES OF EUROPE. T HE Conservatives have been holding a high feast this week in Oxford and elsewhere. They are delighted, very naturally and harmlessly...

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S IR CE ARLES DTLKE is an impartial man. As he honestly told the Foresters at Hammersmith on Monday night, if he had addressed them while the Liberals were in office he would...

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T HE Septennate subsists, but it does not march. No sign has yet appeared indicating the advent of that organisa- tion which is to confer stability on French institutions. The...

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"IN vain is the net spread in the sight of any bird," especi- ally if the bird be as keen-eyed as Prince Bismarck. The Carlist attempts to irritate Germany into...


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L ORD RIPON has joined the Roman Catholic Church, and as a consequence, has thrown up his Grand 'Mastership of the Freemasons, for the Roman Catholic Church refuses to allow of...

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NV-11 T has directed the Kaiser to his long-neglected city A of Prague ? We believe it was either on the eve or on the morrow of Sadowa, that he last set foot within the...

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lifFR. RICHARD CONGREVE has devoted a great part of his .111 life to the teaching of the Ritualistic Atheism which Comte revealed to the world in one of those fits of insanity...

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A, STUFFED Animals' Company (Limited) is a comical notion in itself, and the result of its operations, on view just now at the Crystal Palace, is odd and interesting to a degree...

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PARIS REVISITED, 1874.—IL I skin in my last that France was ready to obey any ruler, provided it can only . make money and be at peace. I do not thereby mean to say that...

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MR. FREEMAN, THE HISTORIAN, ON HOME-RULE. (TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") Sin,—Many of your readers will have read with interest the able article on Home-rule by Mr....

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(To THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOli.1 SIE,—You give some Very good reasons why we Justices should not, if we can help it, commit for trial by a jury, but you omit one which would...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.'] SIR,—It is encouraging to find the Spectator taking some count of our position,—that old methods of recruiting the Clerical Order are...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF TEE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—The interest excited by Professor Tyndall's Belfast address does not appear to have abated, if I may judge by the letters of your...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—The Russian Government has offered even better terms to the Mennonite settlers than appears from your article of last week. After...

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JERVIS'S HISTORY OF THE CHURCH OF FRANCE.* MR. JERVIS has certainly written a very careful and complete . historyof "The Church of France." as that term is commonly under,...


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TO A POET. Thou who singest through the earth,— All the earth's wild creatures fly thee ; Everywhere thou rearrest mirth ; Dumbly they defy thee,— There is something...

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ONE of the most curious little facts concerning modern fiction is the relation of mothers and daughters as described by minor novelists. Clearly the doctrines of natural...

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LEICESTER SQUARE.* THE recent rescue of Leicester Square from its

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prolonged dis- reputable condition, its embellishment in a style with which— except that we do not think a statue of Shakespeare is an appro- priate decoration for a place...

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THE utility of such a work as Genealogical Tables prepared for the companionship of Modern History must be so generally admitted, that our remarks need scarcely go beyond...

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The Huguenots in France after the Revocation of the Edict

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of Nantes. By Samuel Smiles. (Strahan.)—Mr. Smiles's former book on the Huguenots, which seems to have taken, as indeed it deserved, an established place in English...


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A Handbook of Weather Folk-Lore. By the Rev. C. Swainson. (Blackwood.)—This learned little compilation of "proverbial sayings about the weather" supplies a curious proof of...

class " schools may adopt this dictionary with great advantage.

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It is a work for which we have been long looking, and for which we can per- ceive the greatest use. Every teacher of Latin who studies at all the wants of his pupils knows how...

Reminiscences of a Soldier. By Colonel W. K. Stuart, C.B.

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2 vols. (Hurst and Blackett.)—This is one of the most curious pictures of mili- tary life that we have seen; the strangest medley conceivable of things horrible and things...

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The Magic of Love. By Mrs. Forrest-Grant. 8 vols. (Samuel

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Tinsley.)—Possibly. a lady is not bound to know the difference be- tween a barrister and a solicitor, yet one is prejudiced against a novel by reading on p. 8, that "an...

the existence of" an uncreated spiritual power of evil "to

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be proved by Scripture and by human experience ; and attributes mach of the unbelief, and the haziness and cowardice of belief, in our day, to the want of faith in "a great evil...

The Epistle of the Apostle Paul to the Rotnans. A

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New Translation, with Notes, by John H. Godwin. (Hodder and Stoughton.)—Professor Godwin explains that his translation is intended for exegetical purposes. He wants to make...

Grantley Grange : Benedicts and Bachelors. By Shelsley Beau- champ.

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3 vols. (Tinsley Brothers).—It must be allowed that this writer, though he does not want literary ability, tries somewhat severely the patience of his readers. He describes...

Flora Cheviot : a Novel. By Anna M. de Jones.

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(Morgan and' Hebron.)—This is a harmless, not very intelligible story, written in long and involved sentences. It is well-meant, but not interesting, and the moral is more...