13 JULY 1867

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The week has been full of receptions. The Viceroy of

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Egypt arrived on Monday, 2,400 Belgian Volunteers on Thursday, and the Sultan on Friday. The public is only interested in the last, but each gives rise to a certain amount of...

The Derby regime is very fatal to judges. Dr. Lushington

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is ill, and has resigned his seat, after a career during which he may be said almost to have made maritime law, and Lord Justice Turner died on Tuesday. He did not fill a large...

The Figaro publishes a long account of the death of

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the Archduke Maximilian, which, it says, was published in a Queretaro paper on the 20th June, sent to the Picayune at New Orleans, and thence flashed through the Atlantic Cable...

Mr. Disraeli was nearly as bad as Mr. Gabriel. In

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his most solemn manner he told the " snub-nosed Saxons," as he calls them, assembled at the banquet of Thursday, that the Pasha had "applied all the resources of modern science...

It is worth notice with regard to the division on

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the Cumu- lative Vote that about 62 per cent. of the majority who opposed the measure were men above fifty years of age,—i. e., men whose political ideas were likely to be...


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T HE Reform Bill has passed through Committee, schedules and all. On Monday night the amendments proposed by private members were all rejected or withdrawn, and Mr. Disraeli...

The division on cumulative voting yesterday week was a very

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curious one. Of the 173 who voted with Mr. Lowe for cumu- lative voting, in three or four-cornered constituencies, 96 were Liberals and 77 Conservatives, the Liberals therefore...

Mr. Disraeli's speech against the motion was one of the

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most democratic in tone and rollicking in manner which he has yet de- livered. He began by striking somewhat heavily at Mr. Gorst, the Conservative member for Cambridge, who had...

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Mr. Seward has made a somewhat noteworthy speech at Boston.

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He says the one thing required to keep the Union intact is that the people should submit to the President of their own choice. If they will but do that, he would engage in...

At the opening of the Alexandra Orphanage for Infants at

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Hornsey Rise last Saturday, Lord Granville made some admirable remarks on the vices of the system of election to these charities, involving, as it does, all the machinery of a...

The Bishop of Carlisle (Dr. Waldegravc) made on another clause

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of the Bill, which permits State officials to attend in their robes of office, at their own place of worship, one of the narrowest and foolishest speeches which even a Bishop...

M. Thiers made a great speech on Mexico on Wednesday,

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which reads rather dull to Englishmen. Its great point is that the Emperor made a blunder which he would not have made had the Chamber had the courage, through responsible...

Complaints are appearing in the papers of the way in

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which officers invested with the Star of India receive their decorations. They are sent in a brown paper parcel from the Heralds' Office, and no Knight has in England been...

It is possible, apparently, that we shall invade Abyssinia in

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the cold weather. The King refuses absolutely to surrender our messenger, Mr. Rassam, the Consul, the missionaries, and the Euglish workmen whom he has seized, and Lord Stanley...

It is instructive to contrast Lord Derby's language about the

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execution of the poor Emperor Maximilian with that of his " noble relative," as he always calls Lord Stanley,—perhaps " my noble son" would sound awkward. Lord Derby on...

On religious questions the Lords seem almost more liberal than

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the Commons. When the Offices' and Oaths' Bill, as passed in the Lower House, providing for the opening of the Lord Chancel- lorship of Ireland and other offices to Roman...

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The Co-Operative Societies are, it appears, threatened with a Trades'

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Union of masters against them, who send them to " Coventry " for underselling. The Council of the Agricultural and Horticultural Association recently sent to Messrs. J. and F....

The Earl of Shaftesbury asked the Archbishop of Canterbury on

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Monday, in the House of Lords, on what authority he had stated in a published letter that the opinion of Convocation would be taken on any changes recommended by the Ritualistic...

Mr. W. E. Forster made a good speech on the

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Education Bill, introduced by Mr. Austin Bruce, and the second reading of which was discussed on Wednesday. The principle of the Bill was to give any community rating powers to...

The imposing collection of prelates and priests at Rome was

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- scattered somewhat rapidly. The cholera broke out, and the railways could hardly carry the flying clergy. It is said that the tone of the vast assembly has greatly...

The Bill, authorizing the Government to extend the exceptional powers

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of the Sheffield Commission to other places passed through -committee in the Lower House on Thursday. The provision which enables the Commission to condone any crime as a reward...

An effort is being made by the Paris Excursion Committee

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of the Working Men's Club and Institute Union to render the visits of English artizans to the French Exhibition one of permanent instruction as well as mere amusement. The...

The issue of the first reports of the Council of

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Law Reporting is a matter of more than mere professional interest. The storm of opposition which prejudice and self-interest raised against the Bar scheme of establishing a...

The closing prices of the leading Foreign Securities yesterday and

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on Friday week are subjoined:— The closing prices of the leading Foreign Securities yesterday and on Friday week are subjoined:— Friday, July 5. Friday, July 12. Mexican...

Although a fair average business has been transacted in National

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Stock this week, and although the dividend payments have been commenced to the public, somewhat numerous fluctuations have taken place in the quotations. On Monday, Consols for...

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1Ith CORONATION OF THE HOUSEHOLDER. TilE English Revolution marches fast. Monday night is fixed for the third reading of the Reform Bill, and though Mr. Gladstone will...

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COTCHMEN are supposed to be thrifty, and Frenchmen S are au fond parsimonious, Germans want twopenceworth for every penny, and Italians would "do without " their skins if their...

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M R. BIDDULPH, the Member for Herefordshire, and a Liberal, is to propose,—if he can find an opportunity on the report of the Reform Bill,—what Mr. Disraeli says will -raise...

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THE GOVERNMENT'S RAILWAY BILL. A LL who prosper on the ruin

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of Railways, and the class is- a very large one, are in a terrible panic. Their prey is about to escape them. The profitable combinations which they have built up with such...

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W E noticed only a month ago the light thrown upon Mr. Disraeli's argument for increased representation for the counties by the curious Wiltshire game-law case; which was...

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T HE Government intends to extend the Sheffield Inquiry to several other towns, and to trades not connected with metals, more especially the brickmakers and the builders. It is...

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M R. HELPS, in some one of his pleasant essays, says the first rule for success in life is to get yourself born, if you can, North of the Tweed, and Americans seem disposed to...

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W E do not agree with Professor Beesly that we have heard " almost enough " of the horrid system of organized murder which has recently been going on in Sheffield ; but we are...

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THE ANCIENT MASTERS. WHAT other large towns occasionally strive to procure for them- selves with great labour and difficulty, London has long had supplied to it without any...

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" SPECTATOR."] SIR,-I concluded my previous letter on the Orthodox Church in Russia (a letter with which, I confess, I should never have troubled you, but for the Orthodox...

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THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,-I trust you will allow me to correct a strange misappre- hension of the drift and object of my former letter, which under- lies the whole of your comment...

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From thy gracious paths have stray'd, Cold to thee and

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to thy kindness, Wilful, reckless, or afraid, Through dim clouds that gather round us Thou halt sought, and thou hest found us. Oft from thee we veil our faces Children-like to...


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THE LAST CHRONICLE OF BARSET.* MR. TROLLOP); is, after all, a little bit of a hypocrite. His title and his concluding page are put forward by him as merits for the sake of...

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1852, Massimo d'Azeglio never again figured as the ruling Minister. Henceforth he occupied, indeed, an exceptional position as a great unattached, who still in critical momenta...

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THERE is much poetry in this drama, some fine poetry, but it is not equal to Philoctetes, and if conjecture in such a case were * Orestes. A Metrical Drama. By William P....

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must admit, a very interesting biographer. His subject had a career well deserving record, he has ample materials and he writes clearly enough, but he heaps up uninterest- ing...

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THE OPEN POLAR SEA.* Tins remarkable book is not a

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work of science, but, in fact, the popular part of that which if published in full would be a work of science in the proper sense, namely, the record of a scientific exploration...

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So many important questions of international law have arisen in England within the last few• years, that we turn with consider- able interest to a new edition of what is...

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Egypt's Place in Universal History. By C. 0. T., Baron

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Bunsen. Translated from the German by Charles H. Cottrell, Esq., M.A. With We can do no more than copy out this title-page, and announce the completion of the English...

—Mr. Plumptre's translation of Sophocles deserved the honours of a

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second edition. But though this new edition has been fully revised, we think there are still some passages where the spirit of the original is not preserved, or its force...


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The Private Letters of St. Paul and St. John. By the Rev. Samuel Cox. (Arthur Miall.)—It is refreshing to come upon a little book like this whose worth stands in inverse...

ment base their argument on Scripttme, they will be rather

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surprised to find in this book an argument from Scripture against the doctrine which they teach. We confess that we should be inclined to think their sur- prise natural, though...

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Body and Mind; the Nervous System and its Derangements. By

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George Yates Hunter, M.R.O.S., L.S.A. (Churchill.)—We may safely recommend this book to parents and guardians, for its teaching is gonna and sensible, and they will not be so...