15 JANUARY 1870

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T HE French Empire has been struck by a thunderbolt from the blue. Everything was going on excellently, when it pleased Prince Pierre Bonaparte, a son of Lucien and member of...

A petition has been drawn up and circulated amongst the

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Bishops of the Council earnestly requesting the Council " in explicit words, which may shut out all room for doubt, to sanction the final (supremam) and therefore infallible (ab...

M. Emile 011ivier has behaved admirably in the affair. He

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arrested Prince Pierre at once on his own authority, sent him to Mazes, and with the consent of the Emperor summoned the High Court of Justice, which alone can take cognizance...

The event at Auteuil is the more untoward because the

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new Ministry was reaping golden opinions. It had superseded M. Haussmann and some twenty " devoted " Prefects, had warned the remainder not to interfere in elections, had...

There is no prima facie reason to believe that the

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High Court will not do justice. It is far less liable to illicit influence from the Throne than an ordinary Court ; its jury, which is very large, being composed of men selected...

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

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The Tablet, which of course represents the Ultramontane hopes in

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the matter, asserts that the opposition to the dogma will not number 1 in 7 or 8, whilst not 1 in 100 will venture to oppose the dogma on its merits rather than on the question...

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The full accounts of the new Chinese Treaty do not

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dispose us to regard it with more favour, and we doubt if it will be ratified. We have really got nothing from the Chinese except an exemp- tion from transit duties in nine...

The Times Irish correspondent says the Synod of Down Connor

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and Dromore, have agreed, after a division, to the following clause in their future organization :—" In case the Bishops dissent from the two orders with respect to any proposed...

The accounts of the ravages of the Bengal fever in

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the counties of Hooghly and Burti wan are dreadful. Those counties grow rice, and are full of sluggish streams, deep foul tanks, and water- covered rice-fields reeking with...

We have discussed Mr. Bright's various Birmingham speeches so fully

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elsewhere, that here we will only add that his emphatic declaration as to the wish of the Government to show mercy to the Fenian prisoners if only they could do so without any...

But when will that be ? It might go on

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for fifteen years, like the Council of Trent, at this rate, only that Bishops who live in the Arctic circle or Japan or even in Kamtschatka can hardly take a run home for a...

Why is the Irish correspondence of the London papers so

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often a tissue of fables? We have ourselves been recently led into three somewhat serious errors by the minuteness of these fabulous inventions. First, there was the man (Mr....

The situation is very curious in Austria. The Ministry is

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divided into two sections, the one German and centralizing, the other decentralizing and federal, and it is assumed in all the Vienna papers, and is apparently true, that the...

Our Roman correspondent states that we were mistaken in supposing

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that the Bishops in partibus itifidelium who have seatein the Roman Council are mainly missionary bishops ;—and no doubt we had overlooked the fact that there are amongst them a...

We did injustice to Mr. Martin, the candidate for Longford,

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in calling him a Fenian. He is a Nationalist, but not a destructive, respects his Church, and has always declared himself against violence and treason.

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We publish to-day a very interesting article on the actual

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state of the evidence as to Irish landed tenures in the sixteenth century ; but we cannot quite concur with the writer that because historical precedent furnishes us with no...

It looks a little as if the Government were thinking

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of a com- promise of the Education question something in this sense,— that the towns should have rate-paid schools and directly compulsory education, while in the country...

The Established Church in Jamaica is to be finally disestab-

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lished and disendowed, life-interests only being .preserved. The Governor, Sir J. P. Grant, in announcing to his Council that the Church Bill would expire on the 31st of...

A false report has been spread by the Church Herald

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that the Archbishop of Canterbury, who was formerly Head Master of Rugby, had congratulated Mr. Hayman on his appointment ; but the report has been contradicted by Mr. Hayman...

Why do the Police hate " crawlers" so much ?

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The cabs so called—cabs seeking a fare—are a nuisance in the City, but an accommodation everywhere else, and Mr. Bruce's plan for abolish- ing them by refusing them all legal...

There seems to be daily more hope for Mr. Odger

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at Southwark. Indeed, many of the best informed canvassers seem to think that if Sir Sydney Waterlow and Sir F. Lycett both go to the poll the -contest will be between Mr. Odger...

Consols were on Friday evening 92-1 to 921.

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A report is current, partly guaranteed by the Licensed Victuallers'

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Guardian, that a Licensing Bill is to be brought in next year. It will enable the magistrates to restrict the number of liquor shops in their districts, and will, it is said,...

The Ministerial crisis has ended in Spain in the return

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of Topete and Rivero to the Ministry ; Rivero,—a determined man of Radical opinion, taking the Interior. Prim tells the Cortes that he is still seeking a King, and it is...

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THE TRAGEDY AT AUTEUIL. T HE French Empire is terribly unlucky. In the very instant of repentance, at the very moment when it was transmuting itself from a despotism into a...

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Li t all. He is not only becoming but become prudent, and there is nothing explicit that the most lynx-eyed reader can 'extract out of his speeches beyond this, that the...

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T HE magnitude of the change which has occurred in France becomes clearer day by day. It is a revolution which is being worked out without violence, or bloodshed, or great...

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T HE new Bishop of Manchester will certainly not strengthen the weakest side of the English Episcopate,—that side of it which represents the Evangelical sentiment of the Church...

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A S far as we can see, the British Government has only one course to pursue with the insurgent "Winnipeggers," as derisive Americans call them, and that is to wait quietly till...

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A N animated controversy has been going on during the last three weeks in the columns of the Standard newspaper between Mr. Charles Buxton and Professor Brewer. In some respects...

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W HILE the modern world delights itself with dwelling on the potent spells over nature which the course of recent science has placed within the power of man, it has always...

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T HIS word expresses what is perhaps the most aggravating and perplexing of the many difficulties which beset the relation of master and servant. There are two methods of...

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CXXX.—YoRKsmRE :-SAXON PERIOD. T HE present county of York was, there can be no doubt,. included within the great kingdom of Northumbria, which. emerged out of the darkness in...

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Rome, January 8, 1870. Six, —Allow m e to draw your

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attention to an error of fact into which you have been drawn in your article of January 1, on papal infalli- bility, about the real constitution of the Roman Bishops is par-...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—It is curious in the story you quote from the life of Gibson how the point has been missed. I well remember hearing Miss 'learner tell...

ERRATUM. In the letter of "Angliconus," in the Spectator ty.

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January 8, for "Deans" read "Deacons." The declaration in question is only required from Deacons, not front Presbyters or Bishops.


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Sin,—In your review of the charming " Life of Gibson" which Lady Eastlake has given us, you remark that what " puzzles" you in the great sculptor is " not so much his disbelief...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SrEcTATool SIR, —Will you permit me to say a word on this subject? Mr. John Maxwell is not, and never was, the owner of the copyright of the book. Of that...

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RAMSAY'S PRO CLUENTIO.* THE authorities of the Clarendon Press have done wisely in including in their series of classical text-books this admirable specimen of editing. Like...

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ON the whole, this is a depressing book. " Gold, gold, nothing but gold," the metal glitters in almost every page till we are not quite sure if our very eyes are not jaundiced...

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IT had been well for Mr. Dixon's skill in nomenclature had this book appeared under some other title, and better for his character as an historical romancist if it had not been...

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• The Univeree; or, the Infinitely Greta and the Infinitely Little. Translated from the French of F. A. Pouchet, M.D. London : Mackie and Son. BOTH the nature and object of...

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The Dublin Review. January, 1870. (Burns and Oates.)—This is an able number. The first article, on denominational education, ex- plains very clearly and vigorously the case of...

Agnes Wentworth. By E. Foxton. (Philadelphia: Lippincott. Lon- don: Triibner.)—If

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we may judge of the merits of a tale of manners when the manners are not our own, we should praise this little book. The plot is of a kind which seems to have been coming into...