13 MAY 1882

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The posts vacated by the assassinations have been rapidly, though

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not easily, filled up. It had previously been decided that the Lord-Lieutenant being in the Cabinet, the Chief Secre- tary should not be, and this excluded at least two...


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A GREAT crime, unprecedented, in some of its features, for atrocity, has appalled and saddened the United Kingdom. 'On Saturday, shortly before eight p.m., two shop-assistants...

IV The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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In the House of Lords on Monday, Lord Granville, in

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moving the adjournment of the House, declared that, having known Lord Frederick Cavendish intimately for many years, " he had never known a man of a higher and finer nature," a...


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It. is our intention occasionally to issue gratis with the SPECTATOR Special Literary Supplements, the outside pages of which will be devoted to Advertisements. The Third of...

As yet, this is practically the whole of the trustworthy

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evidence, though an immense mass of detail has been added, much of it irrelevant or useless. What may be taken as cer- tain is that four men, in dark clothes, mounted on an...

The impression made by this event, both in England and

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Ireland, was tremendous, and, on the whole, of a satisfactory kind. In London, indeed, there has been a cry for drastic measures, and the abandonment of remedial legislation ;...

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Sir William Harcourt introduced the new measure for strengthening the

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administration of justice in Ireland at nine o'clock on Thursday night, after the return of the Members who had attended the funeral of Lord F. Cavendish. The Bill is dis-...

Sir John Lubbock, in a graceful speech, referred to the

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loss sustained by all learned bodies, and one the grievous character of which had been specially recognised by the Convocation of the- University of London, in the death of Mr....

In the House of Commons, Mr. Gladstone, who only with

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the greatest difficulty succeeded in getting through his short speech, spoke of the late Mr. Burke as one of the ablest, most upright, most experienced, and most eminent members...

and on Thursday, Lord Frederick Cavendish was interred at Chatsworth,

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amidst a scene which had much di. the aspect of a great State ceremony. The House of Commons had adjourned, to allow its Members to be present, and it is believed that three...

On Wednesday, in the absence of Lord Granville, the Chancellor

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of the University of London, who was prevented by the tragic death of Lord Frederick Cavendish from at- tending, Sir George Jessel, the Master of the Rolls, and the...

Unfortunately, the debate turned almost entirely on the blots we

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have indicated, against which a furious attack was directed by the Irish party, Mr. Dillon asserting that as be could neither to-operate in such legislation, nor condone a...

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The Church Association does not repent in the least of

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its persecution of Mr. Green. It sees, indeed, that imprisonment is too severe a punishment for the temper of the present day; but it will only remit that punishment on...

The Archbishop of Canterbury has explained to Con- vocation his

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intention to introduce into the House of Lords a short Bill for the release of Mr. Green, on the lines of the suggestion which we made some weeks ago. The diffi- culty at...

We deeply regret to notice the death of Dr. John

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Brown, author of " Rah and his Friends," who expired in Edinburgh, on Thursday, after a short attack of inflammation of the lungs. Though his work was not great in amount, it...

Lord Cairns told the Irish Church Missions Society on 'Tuesday

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that the only remedy which had never failed, and never -would fail, for such evils as those of Ireland, was the conver- sion of the people to the full and true Gospel,—a Gospel...

Egyptian affairs seem to have reached a crisis at last.

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The Khedive has refused to sanction the sentences passed by the Courts-martial upon the Circassian and Tutkish officers who threatened Arabi Pasha, and has commuted them to...

A letter from Michael Davitt, published in the StEndard of

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Thursday, is so creditable to him in many respects,—especially the hearty denunciation of all outrages,—that we wish the Government could see their way to grant him a free...

On the second reading of Mr. Morgan Lloyd's " Contuma-

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cious Clerks Bill,"—the Bill prepared, we believe, by the Church Association,—which was moved on Tuesday night, there arose a discussion,—ending in the adjournment of the...

The trial of Mary Jane Fearneaux for the frauds of

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which we recently gave an account ended with unexpected suddenness. The prisoner, who had represented herself to be Lord Arthur Clinton, and plundered many scores of persons,...

CorRn 1 A were on Friday 101; to 102.

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THE TRAGEDY OF THE WEEK. T HE emotion of half-incredulous horror produced by the news which was circulated throughout England on Sun- day morning, was composed of various...

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W E can see no reason, in the great crime which has sad- dened the United Kingdom, for any departure from the remedial policy the Government had previously adopted ; rather, We...

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T T is a curious instance of that irony of fate which has so often been visible in the history of Ireland, that at this crisis, when Government most needs the aid of local...

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T HOUGH there are blun,ders in the new Irish Protection Bill which we deplore, and hope to see removed, it is not very easy to understand the attitude of the Irish Party in...

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T HE speech of M. de Freycinet, on Thursday, though in- tentionally reticent, throws some light upon the danger- ous situation now existing in. Egypt. It explains, to begin...


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T HE trial of Osmond Brand, who was yesterday week con- victed of murder on the high-seas, is a sickening record of brutal cruelty, indulged in without provocation, and for its...

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I T is difficult when reading a paper like the dreamy, and in parts touching, "Pilgrimage," in this month's Macmillan — a vision of a soul just entered upon the Elysian...

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I AGREE so entirely in the main principle of the foregoing, —that life in this world and the next mast be strictly continuous, so far as regards the inward condition of the...

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W E have already briefly referred to the representation of the Antigone of Sophocles, as given in the Convocation Hall of University College, Toronto, with Mendelssohn's music,...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " EPECTATOR.1 SIR,—While in London a year or two ago, I had the honour of assisting in the formation of a society under the above name. One aim was to...


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DR. CARPENTER AND SIR CHARLES BELL. [TO THE EDITOR Or THE " SPECTATOR...] 'SIR,—An article by Dr. W. B. Carpenter, in the Fortnightly Review for April, entitled, " Sir Charles...

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The Sun uprises now, The darkness falls away, Pink flush on mountain brow Declares the birth of day. Sing, Poet, sing ! No song sing I ; The Sun sings songs of light ; Man must...


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THE GROSVENOR GALLERY. [FIRST NOTICE.] PRE-RAPIIAELITISM is dying quickly, even in this its latest retreat. The Grosvenor Gallery is approaching the Academy in dullness and...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR." SIR,—Readers of your notice—April 29th—of Professor Tyndall's letter to the Tines on the nature and properties of tubercle, may be interested...

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MR. LECKY'S ENGLAND IN THE EIGHTEENTH C ENTURY.* Tills second instalment of Mr. Lecky's History of England in the Eighteenth Century strikes us as an improvement on the first....

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THE ETHICS OF DOMESTIC ART.* IN a series of lectures

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delivered in Birmingham, London, and Nottingham, Mr. William Morris has stated plainly his hopes and fears for what may be called the lesser arts. His subject, he says, "is that...

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occasion, pointed out what seems to us to constitute the literary charm of Lord Beaconsfield's speeches. But Lord Beaconsfield was not merely a brilliant debater ; he was twice...

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"If I had only had this book when I first married, what a number of foolish mistakes and ignorant extravagances I should have been spared !" was the exclamation of a lady, now...

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A STORY OF TWO YEARS.* As this is, in point

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of fact, a religious novel, before proceeding to criticise it we wish emphatically to disclaim any desire of sneering at true religions feeling, in any shape or form, or of...

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A SCOTTISH MINISTER.* Jr only in respect of the length

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of time covered by this bio- graphy, and the importance to Scotland, at least, of the ecclesiastical events which took place within the period, this biography is of great...

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Ely Lectures on the Revised Version of the New Testament.

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By B. H. Kennedy, D.D. (Bentley and Son.)—The Quarterly Review has embarked on a crusade, conducted with a traditional ferocity, against the work of the Revisers. The changes...

Catharine d' Aragon, et lee Origines du Schism Anglican. Par

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Albert du Boys. (Victor Palm°, Paris.)—M. du Boys' work can only be described as a chastened pamphlet; he himself would probably not claim for it that it is a sober and...

The Odyssey translated into English Verse. Books XIII.-XXIV. By General

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Schomberg. (John Murray.)—General Schomberg's second volume differs as little as possible in quality and execution from the first. It has, regarded as a translation simply, the...

Ingall's Foreign-Stock Manual, 1882. (Effingham Wilson.)—This is a useful little

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manual, instructive, and even, we can imagine, entertaining, to those who are not made unhappy by the possession of riches. It gives the indebtedness of the world, stating the...


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Haunts and Homes of the Italian Poets. By Frances Eleanor Trollope and T. Adolphus Trollop°. 2 vole. (Chapman and Hall.)— These two volumes contain thirteen sketches in all,...

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Report of the City Day Census, 1881. Second Edition. (Longman.)

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—This is an interesting document, quite justifying by its results the action of the Corporation of London in making the enumeration. The upshot of the whole is that there are...

Reform in Parliament. By W. M. Torrens, M.P. (W. H.

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Allen and Co.)—Mr. Torrens' great device for facilitating the action of Parliament is "Grand Committees." He would reform in other respects its antiquated methods of procedure ;...

Translations and Original Pieces. By the late Charles Gipps Prowett,

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M.A. Edited by C. H. Monro, M.A. (Deighton, Bell, and Co., Cambridge.)—This volume is naturally intended, in the first place, for the many friends whom Mr. Prowett had attracted...

Blackfriars' Bridge. By Rose Metcalfe. (Remington.)—There is power in this

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story which practice should develope into a very useful literary faculty. Esther Brook loves Robert Cleaver; but she finds that he has drifted away from the anchorage of belief,...

Road-Scrapings : Coaches and Coaching. By Captain M. E. Haworth.

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(Tinsley Brothers.)—Captain Haworth celebrates the revival of coaching, which has been one of the phenomena of recent days, tells anecdotes of the old times, when coaching was...

Latin and Greek Verse Translations. By Charles D. Maclean. (Began

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Paul and Co.)—There are some pretty verses here, not of the very first quality—and it may be said that none but such should appear—but still elegant and polished. We note here...

The Captives. Translated from Plautus by H. A. Strong, M.A.

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(G. Robertson, Melbourne.)—Professor Strong has made his trans- lation readable, though it is, to our mind, somewhat too free. The rhyme which he uses seems, if he will excuse...

The Story of Our Volunteers. By G. B. L. Woodhouse,

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B.A. (Newman and Co.)—Mr. Woodhouse begins with giving us a brief sketch of the Volunteer movement of 1803, when between four and five hundred thousand men were enrolled, a...

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MAGAZINES, Exc.—We have received the May numbers of the following

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:—Part 12 of English Etchings, the subjects being "John Phillip, R.A.," by A. W. Bayes ; " The Yew Avenue, near Queen- wood College," by M. Snape ; and " The Thames at...