14 APRIL 1894

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Lord Bowen, in former years one of the most brilliant

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of the contributors to this journal, died early on Tuesday morn- ing after several weeks of serious illness, to the universal regret of all who knew him and within a few months...

The Clerical party in Hungary has received a severe blow.

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For some reason, to us inexplicable, they not only demand a religions marriage of all faithful Catholics, which is, of course, in accordance with the tenets of their Church, but...


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T HE Budget is fixed for Monday night, and the public interest in it is for once so keen that the speculation as to its details is almost endless. The secret has been very care-...

King Humbert of Italy has made an effort to approach

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France, through an interviewer on the staff of the Figaro, --an effectual if not perhaps a dignified way. The King in his speech GO the reporter denies absolutely that Italy...


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With the "SPECTATORS" of Saturday, April 28th, will be issued, gratis, a SPECIAL LITERARY SUPPLEMENT, the outside pages of which will be devoted to Advertisements. To secure...

'ff,* The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in any

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The Press of Europe is jubilant over a victory won

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by the journals over the Hungarian Parliament. The reporters, it appears, had access to the lobbies of the Lower House, and either formed acquaintance with the Members, or...

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The Moplah rising in Malabar, reported this week, is not

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a new symptom of discontent. Though originally Hindoo converts, they are the most fanatic Mussulmans in the world,. firmly believing that whenever they die in battle with the...

On Tuesday, the House of Commons began the discussion of

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the Navy Estimates. Mr. Arnold-Forster made a speech. which deserved the praise it obtained from all sides. The programme was, he considered, a very fair one.. He did not...

The proceedings of the Board of Conciliation, recently established to

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settle coalminers' disputes, have been roughly interrupted. Lord Shand, the chairman, declined, it seems, to place the right to a" living wage " among the "Rules " of the Board,...

Mr. Balfour made a speech at Bradford on Wednesday in'

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favour of Lord Randolph Churchill's candidature for the- Central Division of Bradford, which now returns Mr. Shaw- Lefevre. He endeavoured to imitate the provident policy of...

On Monday, the Chancellor of the Exchequer moved for leave

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to take Tuesday and the morning sitting of Friday for Government business for the rest of the Session, of which only one month had elapsed, and declared, frankly enough, that...

On Friday last, Mr. Woods raised the favourite question of

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the politically inept—the system of royalty-rents and wayleaves- in mines. They injured our great industries, and ought to be acquired by the State. Royalties in foreign...

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The Westminster Gazette was quite eloquent the other day on

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the indifference of the weekly journals to serving up their reviews of Mrs. Hamphry Ward's new novel hot and hot on the first practicable occasion, and contrasted this apathy...

An extraordinary story comes in from America, which may be

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'nonsense, and may be exceedingly important. A person named -Coxey, a Califoinian, who claims, according to the Herald, to be some sort of "Incarnation," has, it is said,...

The Convocation of the University of London, which met on

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Tuesday, was well advised in determining not to hinder the great experiment which the recent Commission has proposed in the way of combining a great teaching University in the...

The Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem, in a letter to Friday's

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'Times, gives some facts which show that the Jews are pouring into Palestine. About one hundred thousand Jews have -entered the Holy Land during the last few years, and " the...

Bank Rate, 2 per cent.

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New Consols (21) were on Friday, 100.

The Government has, it is believed, resolved to retain Uganda,

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governing it, in a sense, directly,—that is, through a Commissioner, who, with thirteen assistants, will control the King's native Administration. This is the Egyptian plan with...

On Sunday a meeting was held at Nenagh, which was

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attended by both sections of the Anti-Parnellites,—i.e., by both Dillonites and Healyites. Mr. Healy made no reference to the split within a split, but stated that "in a few...

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MANNING THE NAVY. T HE debate on the Navy was satisfactory

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except in one particular. It showed that the Admiralty is fully alive to the needs of the situation, and that a real, and not a mere Parliamentary, effort is being made to put...


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THE COMING CHANGE IN THE COMMONS. M ONDAY was a great era in the history of the House of Commons, though it was an era the meaning of which will not be sufficiently understood...

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LORD SHAND AND THE MINERS. T HE attack of the Nottinghamshire

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miners on Lord Shand, Chairman of the Board of Conciliation re- cently appointed to settle coalminers' disputes, may prove a most disastrous incident in the great labour...

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I N his speech at Bradford on Wednesday Mr. Balfour, taking for granted that even his opponents admitted the necessity of a Second House of Legislature, as they themselves had...


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S IR GERALD PORTAL'S report on Uganda is a most characteristic document, characteristic, we mean, of the conclusions at which an able Englishman always arrives after he has...

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A N annual expenditure which only just falls short of two millions sterling is something of a draw upon the resources even of such a city as London. If, indeed, this were all...

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O F all those greater ornaments of our generation who touch life with the fine irony of a classical delicacy and depth, the most distinguished that was left to us has passed...

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" r E old order changeth," and it is with a tinge of melan- choly that the naturalist feels that altered times fore- shadow the future extirpation of the race of our largest...

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A S regards what are usually called " sanitary laws," the men of science will win. In Europe and North America, they have completely convinced the educated classes, including...

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U NDER the heading " Fashionable Dinner-Parties," the Daily News had a good deal to say the other day about the favourite form of English hospitality. " Dinner," accord- ing to...

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THE BUSINESS OF PARLIAMENT. [To TIIE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIR,—In your article in the Spectator of April 7th approving, upon the whole, of my proposal in the House of...


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[To maa EDITOR OF THE " SPZCTLTOR:] SIR,—Mr. Bernard Shaw's reply to Mr. Mallock (Spectator, April 7th), which, whatever its effect on that gentleman, has certainly enhanced the...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] Sin,—It was very interesting to many of us to read, in the- Spectator of April 7th, that, owing to the extension of deer– forests in...


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[TO THE EDITOR OP THE " SPECTATOR.") cannot expect you to afford me the space in your- columns necessary to go into the details connected with Mr.. Solly's letter in the...


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[To THE EDITOR 01 THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIR., —I have been much interested in " Witchcraft in Somer- set," as I was born in that county ; but for several years I have lived in...

[To THE EDITOR OP THE " SPECTATOR.") SIR, — Does not your

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review in the Spectator of April 7th miss the point of the Socialist criticism of Mr. Mallock ? The Socialist freely grants that " labour " is powerless without skilled...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.'] SIR,—May I call your attention to two errors in the very kindly notice you were good enough to give last week of one of my books P The...

ice THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. " ] SIR,—There may be a

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great seal of witchcraft in Somerset, but there is quite as mach, if not more, in Devon. The fol- lowing is a charm used in charming handkerchiefs to be tied round the limbs of...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. " ] SIR,—The poem in Longman's, which you mention favourably in the Spectator of April 7th, is not, as you suppose, by me, but by my brother,...


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T HORPE UNDE RW 0 OD. THERE is a house set on a lonely hill In a green Midland shire, It fronts the rolling uplands dim and still, It greets the westering firc. And pines of...


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OP THE " SPECTATOR. "] SIR,—May we appeal to your readers who love intellectual pleasures, scientific research, and the like, to come and help us P We want help in our classes...

[To THZ EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. " ] SIR,—After reading the letters

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of your correspondents upon " Witchcraft in Somersetshire," I questioned one of. my ser- vants, a most respectable woman, who has lived with me for ten years, upon the subject,...

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LADY GRANVILLE'S LETTERS.* WE presume that the increasing bulk of literature of which these volumes are but another specimen, finds more and more readers as time goes on. In...

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of the special reporter, of that type of impressionist expert in journalism whom we despatch, note-book in hand, to the seat of war, or to interview some magnate of politics,...

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THE JACOBEAN POETS.* IN The Jacobean Poets, Mr. Gosse undertakes

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for the first time to concentrate attention on the verse produced during the twenty-two years of the reign of James I., and observes that the unparalleled wealth of poetry in...

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not often that we have a grievance against an author whose works we read with pleasure, but we own to a grievance now, in discovering that Dr. George Macdonald's book of...

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SOME VOLUMES OF SERMONS.* No apology is needed for a

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volume which supplies the reader with characteristic specimens of the teaching given from the . University pulpit of Cambridge. Most of these sermons attain a high level of...

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SHEPHERDS and sylvans have been so long the puppets and mouthpieces of authors and poets, that we must go back almost to the days of Theocritus, or of Amos among the herds- men...

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The Poet and the Man. By Francis H. Underwood. (Lee

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and Shepard, Boston, U.S.)—Dr. Underwood seems to have known Lowell intimately. He saw much of him in private life, and he was his colleague in the conduct of the Atlantic...

William Blake. By Alfred T. Story. (Swan Sonnenschein and Co.)—This

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book deals in great part with the intellectual side of Blake's genius. Mr. Story is not an indiscriminate worshipper; but he goes beyond the limits of admiration which a quite...


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Platonics. A Study by Ethel M. Arnold. (Osgood, McIlvaine, and Co.)—It is a question that will excite the curiosity of the reader of this impressive little tale, whether it was...

admirably suited for children's acting. But why does Miss Jackson

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shrink from making Cinderella's sisters mutilate their feet in order to get them into the glass slipper ? That is a rose-waterish literary proceeding which children will hardly...

convenient one, for it shuts the mouth of any critic

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who might be disposed to comment on the probability of the incident. That is indeed a consideration with which it is needless to trouble oneself. We have a capital story, moving...

Joseph," and "Moses." There is no special novelty in the

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treat- ment of these subjects ; and Dr. Blaikie, quite rightly, we think, ignores the criticism which would relegate the pre-Mosaic history to the region of legend. The...

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The Storehouse of General Information. " India — Morison." (Cas- sell and

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Co.)—This work is in fact an encyclopaedia more after the manner of " Chambers's " than of the " Britannica." It consists, that is to say, not of elaborate monographs, but of...

The First Saints. By James Rankin, D.D. (Blackwood and Sons.)

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—These "Character and Church Studies in the New Testament" take a wider range than the limits of the Anglican Calendar. Dr. Rankin is himself a Presbyterian minister, and does...

Samuel Taylor Coleridge. By J. Dykes Campbell. (Macmillan.) —" This

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memoir," writes Mr. Campbell in his preface, " is mainly a reproduction of the very able biographical sketch prefixed to the one-volume edition of Coleridge's Poetical Works,'...

We have received : — The City of London Directory, 1894. (W.

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H. and L. Collingridge.)—This is the twenty-fourth annual issue of one of the most complete directories issued in this country. We have often borne testimony to the utility of...

A highly interesting volume, from the view both of Church

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history and of the history of the English language, is The English Psalter of the Great Bible of 1539, edited, with Introduction and Notes, by John Earle, M.A. (John Murray). It...

Come Ye Apart. By the Rev. T. R. Miller, D.D.

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(Sunday School Union.)—This is a volume of " Daily Readings," arranged for the whole year. The author dates, we see, from Philadelphia, and this is a copyright edition. It is...

Wholly for God is "a series of extracts from the

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writings of William Law." (James Nisbet and Co.)—The Rev. Andrew Murray has made the selection, and adds an introduction which will serve as a profitable preparation for the...

Side - Lights. By James Runciman. (T. Fisher Unwin.)—Mr. Grant Allen writes

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an appreciative memoir of his friend by way of preface to this volume. James Runciman was indeed, both in mind and person, a remarkable man, and his essays are characteristic of...