13 MAY 1876

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Sir Henry James, in his effort to be _sober, was,

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perhaps, a little too technical and minute, but be showed it to be probable that in three out of every four documents issued even in this country which bear the title of the...

On Thursday night the House of Commons were asked to

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debate the question whether or not the Proclamation fairly carries out the engagements given by the Government in relation to the limitation and localisation of the new title of...

Strenuous demands have been made upon the Porte for redress,

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and German, Austrian, Russian, and British men-of-war have -been despatched to Salonica. The Turkish Government has pro- mised everything—the execution of the murderers,...


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A N outbreak, which may prove to be important or trivial, but .11 is probably the former, has occurred at Salonica, the second city - in European Turkey. A girl of fourteen, a...

The Prince of Wales returned safely from his Indian tour

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on Thursday, and was warmly welcomed in Portsmouth and London by great crowds. The tour has undoubtedly increased the Prince's popularity, and has certainly as a grand State...

Mr. Childers, who spoke, however, when the House was empty-

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ing for dinner, made the most conclusive, though the calmest . speech of the evening. He showed that under the usages- - of the Colonies, the full title would be used in all the...

The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any case.

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M. Ric*, the French Minister of the Interior, whose death,

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we regret to see, was reported on Friday evening, has addressed circulars to the Prefects directing them not to refuse or suspend the right of public sale of books or journals...

It looks very much as if we should have another

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African war on hand. That execrable tyrant, the " King " c f Dahomey, was not at all alarmed by the fate of his neighbour, the King of Ashantee, who, he said, had suffered no...

The Khedive has cut the knot of his finance by

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" unifying " all his debts—the public debt, the floating debt, and the Daira or - private debt—into one consolidated stock, at 7 per cent., issued at different rates, in...

Mr. Baillie Cochrane raised a debate on Friday - week on

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the progress of Russia in Central Asia, and especially her conquest of the Khanate of Khokand. His idea is that Russia will take Merv, that she will then be too near Herat, and...

The Conference of the Russian, Austrian, and German Chan- ce]lors,

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called at Berlin to consider Turkish affairs, commenced on Tuesday. Prince Gortachakoff, Count Andrassy, and Prince Bismarck are all attended by the permanent heads of their de-...

But the temper of the House was so adverse to

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anything but personalities, that while the vapid declamation of Dr. Kenealy and Sir Robert Peel was heard with enthusiasm, Mr. Osborne Morgan could not get a hearing at all, and...

The Irish Peers have made a grand coup for themselves.

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Lord Inch iquin recently introduced a Bill to forbid the creation of more Irish Peers, to seat four more representative Peers, to introduce the minority principle, and to allow...

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The Congregational Union held its first meeting for the year

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on Tuesday, in the City Temple, Dr. Aveling, of Kings- land, delivering the address. Dr. Aveling was very scornful towards the scepticism of the day. "Like Cadmus," he said,...

The Telegraph calla attention to a death which certainly appears

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to demand more inquiry than it has yet received. Mr. C. D. T. Bravo, a rising and wealthy barrister of thirty, living at Balham, died on the 21st April at his residence, having...

The Lord Mayor entertained the representatives of Literature at a

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public dinner at the Mansion House this day week, the speeches at which can hardly be regarded as any accession to the literature on behalf of which they were delivered. Lord...

On Wednesday Lord Granville, as Chancellor of the University of

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London, presented the degrees and other honours gained by its students, and made a speech, in which he dilated at some length on the changes suggested by the Government in...

The standing quarrel between Solicitors and Barristers made itself visible

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in Parliament on Wednesday, when Mr. Norwood moved the second reading of his Bill giving Counsel the right to sue for their fees, and suitors the right to punish them for mis-...

Lord Granville is to move on Monday next, in the

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House of Lords, that "in the opinion of this House, it is desirable that the law relating to the burial of the dead in England should be amended,—(1) by giving facilities for...

The contest in West Aberdeenshire has ended in a fresh

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triumph for the Liberal candidate, but the Conservatives have apparently gained ground, since the Conservative on this occasion, Colonel Lines, of Learney, polled 813 votes,...

Consols were at the latest date 964 , to-96.

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THE BERLIN CONFERENCE. I T is quite evident, whatever comes of it in the end, that this Conference of the three Imperial Chancellors at Berlin is intended to be a very serious...


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S IR HENRY JAMES and Mr. Childers had a most dis- couraging audience for the unanswerable case which they pubmitted to Parliament on Thursday night. Nobody apparently wanted to...

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T HE decision which Parliament must soon pass upon the Birmingham Improvement Scheme will be one of the most important it has given for years, and will probably affect the whole...

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T HE Prussian Chamber of Deputies has read the Railway Bill a third time, and it is generally expected that the mea- sure will also pass the Upper House. The Times, a fortnight...

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to judge of and provide for the interests of trade

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in their if he had been able to add that the delay in giving effect to own dominions than bureaucrats sitting at Berlin. Briefly the recommendations of the Commissioners does...

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T HE Khedive's decree for the unification of the Egyptian Debt, issued on the 2nd inst., seems intended as a perfect illustration of our thesis of a fortnight ago, the excessive...

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T HE recent incident at Salonica, the murder of two European Consuls in a religious riot, has again called attention to that unknown factor in the politics of Western Asia and...

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O NE of the Universities having chosen Dr. Johnson's Satires as their English subject for the local examination, those brilliant recasts of Juvenal's Third and Tenth Satires,—in...

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THE WEST-INDIAN QUESTION. [To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR:] Srit,—It is difficult to argue with your correspondent who signs himself "An Old, but not Hereditary West-India...

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S2R,—Mention was made in your paper of the advantage that would flow from a confederation of the Windward Islands, in that it would promote emigration from Barbadoes to the...


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[TO THR EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:1 SIR,—In a letter which appeared in the Spectator of last week, and which criticises Mr. John Bright's speech against the second reading of...

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A PROTESTANT MASS. WITITLN the memory of the present generation, there has beem certainly no event of so much interest to all English lovers of music as the two recent...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR"] SIR,—Few of the readers of the article on miracles in this week's Spectator will stumble at the two words which I italicise, respecting "the...


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[TO THE EDITOR Olt Till "SPECTATOR:] SIE,—In your article a fortnight ago on "Vivisection," founded on Professor Jevons's paper in the Fortnightly Review, you drew attention to...

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THE ROYAL ACADEMY. (SECOND NOTICE.) WE shall in this notice proceed to mention the most striking of the Figure-subjects exhibited this year, leaving all men- tion of the...

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LORD HOUGHTON'S POEMS.* IT is a pity that Lord Houghton did not act, in his preface to this edition of his collected poems, on the hint which he * The Poetical Worie of...

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growth of Political Institutions is not only in- dispensable to a proper understanding of the events of general history, and of the true meaning of the lives of many of the...

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April 12, 1709, was- a memorable day in English literature. The watcher of the skies who discovers a. new planet would scarcely be entitled to feel the exhilaration Richard...

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ARCHERY IN SCOTLAND.* Tips history of the Queen's Body-guard for

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Scotland is a com- pilation from the Minutes of Meetings which have been regularly kept since its embodiment in 1676. It possesses, says the author, authentic records covering a...

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How are we to do justice to a book like this in the Space at our command ? Six hundred and four pages on the Emotions and- the Will—every page as full of matter as an egg is...

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The Dublin Review. April, 1876. (Burns and Oates.)—This number contains an article, which the Protestant world will read with some in- terest, on" Tradition and Papal...

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Sermons. By the Rev. Stopford A. Brooke. Second Series. (Henry - S. King and Co.)—Mr. Stopford Brooke, in the first sermon of this , series, expresses his belief that we have...

British Populre Customs. By the Rev. T. F. Thiselton Dyer,

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M.A. (Bell and See.,.)—The extension and progress of education, the conse- quent der :me of superstition, and the non-observance of several Church holy?..ys have given the coup...

British Manufacturing Industries (Edward Stanford) — Acids, Alkalies, Soda, Ammonia,

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and Soap, by Professor Church, M.A., F.C.S.; Oils and Candles, by W. Mattieu Williams, F.C.S., F.R.I.S.; Gas and Lighting, by R. H. Patterson, F.S.S.—The fresh batch of this...

The Master of Riverswood. By Mrs. Arthur Lewis. 3 vols.

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(Samuel Tinsley.)—This is a novel of unusual excellence, but with grave faults, which we shall frankly indicate. The action of the tale begins when we are some way advanced in...

The Portfolio for May. (Seeley and Co.)—The "Etching from the

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National Gallery" this month is the well-known "Landscape, with the Death of Procris," by Claude Lorraine—or, as it seems we ought to say, Claude do Lorraine—the notes, as...

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Angelic Beings: thew Nature and Ministry. By the Rev. Charles

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D. Boll. (Religions Tract Society.)—We cannot say that from the reading of this volume, we have learnt very much about the nature of angels. When Mr. Bell tries to prove that...

Character-Studies in the Old Testament. By James Rankin, M.A. (W.

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Black wood and Sons.)—Character-studies are generally interesting, if there is any kind of freshness in them, and these, having a spice of that quality, are no exception to the...

T'illage Preaching for a Year. By the Rev. S. Baring

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Gould, M.A. (W. Skeffington).—These discourses have no doubt been considered lively and entertaining by their hearers, and abound also in whole- some rebuke and exhortation,...

Bonze Words for Wanderers. Sermons preached abroad to English Worshippers.

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By Arthur T. Thompson, B.D. (Henry S. King and Co.) —This is a volume of sermons which are, for the most part, exegetical, and are the work of a thoughtful and painstaking...

Redeeming the Time. By Maxwell Nicholson, D.D. (W. Blackwood and

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Sons.)—This is a volume of sermons published at the request of the congregation of a deceased clergyman, who was evidently a devout and painstaking pastor.

The Lord's Prayer, by C. J. Vaughan, D.D. (Strahan and

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Co.) ; Words from the Cross and Thoughts for These Times, by C. J. Vaughan, D.D. (Macmillan.)--Dr. Vaughan has probably a wider influence than any other clergyman of the Church...

Memorials of a Ministry on the Clyde. By Rev. R.

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Macallan. With St Memoir by Professor Bruce. (Tilaclehose.)—These are sermons by a Minister of the Free-Church of Scotland, who died while still in early life. They are the work...

The Angel of the Lord. By the Very Rev. W.

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P. Walsh, D.D. (Seeley and Co.)—Dean Walsh's book seems to us an example of that method of interpretation which finds much where only little is given, and therefore often...

London Sermons. By C. M. Davies, D.D. (Tinsley Brothers.)—Dr. Davies

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tells us in one of these sermons that he confeases himself to be among the number of those who "feel often commissioned (one dares not say inspired) to speak of the results of...