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Parliament meets on Tuesday, and we trust that Lord Stanley

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will have the nerve to resist steadily a form of pressure which will be applied to him energetically. The fossil Liberals, men of the Mr. Lusk type, are going to make him pledge...

The Lord Mayor's dinner was not very eventful. Lord Derby

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was not there, and Mr. Disraeli professed to feel coy. Lord Derby, he said, would, if he had been present, have "taken stock" of the general condition of affairs, but he himself...

It is worthy of remark that this condescending manifesto was

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issued on the 12th inst., after the Emperor had received a de- spatch from General Menabrea, dated 7th inst., in which the Italian Premier says, "we expect the French Government...

The real lesson of Montana is this. The French Government

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has got a weapon quite equal to the needle gun. All the reports coincide in stating that the fire of the Chassepot was as "quick as the ticking of a clock," like the "swing of a...


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rpHE topic of the week has been the Conference proposed by 1 the Emperor of the French to settle the Roman question. We have discussed the obstacles to such a Conference...

It is stated by the Morning Pose that the vacant

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Bishopric of Lichfield has been filled up by the translation of the Hon. and Right Rev. Horatio Powys, D.D., Bishop of &dor and Man, from the retired Isle of Man (in which he...

The Italian Government having performed the kotow before his throne,

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the Emperor is disposed to be gracious. In the true Chinese style, the Moniteur informs the world that the Government of France has "learnt, with most lively satisfaction, the...

Lord Lyons,--the new English Ambassador at Paris who suc- ceeds

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Lord Cowley,—was presented to the Emperor of the French this day week with the usual state. Our new Ambassador com- mented, of course, on the benefits which had resulted to...

General de Failly's official report to the Minister at War

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on the incidents of Mentana quite bear out this view. He says he lost only two soldiers killed and 36 wounded, though the Pontifical Army suffered more severely ; but the...

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Five and twenty London butchers have published a round robin

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affirming that the average price which they have given for best beef this November has been 9id. per lb. They make no remark about mutton, however, a subject upon which we can...

The terms of peace offered by Brazil to Paraguay have

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been published. Only two of the clauses are importaut,—that Lopez shall exile himself, and that Paraguay shall limit her army by treaty to the number required for internal...

Lord Stanley said less than Mr. Disraeli, but perhaps what

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he did say meant more. He answered to the toast of "The House of Commons," and claimed for it that in one respect it differed from any other legislative assembly "that ever...

Another fearful mining accident has occurred in Glamorgan- shire, not

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far from Merthyr Tydvil, in the Ferndale Colliery. Yesterday week, at about half-past one, there was a terrible explosion, which shook the colliery, and a great volume of flame...

Mr. Thaddeus Stevens, the leader of the American Radicals, has

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issued an address to his friends, in which he declares that all persons born or naturalized in the Union must be treated as citizens, without distinction of colour, and...

The Conservative working-men at the Crystal Palace on Mon- day

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were compelled to be satisfied with Lord John Manners and Mr. Mowbray, as the representatives of her Majesty's Government. Mr. Disraeli was compelled to stay away, and Lord...

Mr. Osborne made one of his jocose political speeches to

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his Nottingham constituents on Monday night: It was rather forced, and not always very courteous pleasantry. He began by saying that his colleague Lord Amberley was at that...

The Times has fallen into a singular mistake about American

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finance. In its first leader of Wednesday, it states that "by far the greater part of the American Debt is in terminable annuities," and that "the interest is not only interest,...

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The new Lord Mayor, Mr. Allen, has carried out the

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wish of the mercantile community, put down the State coach, cut off the footmen, and ordered the cavalcade to move at a trot. All that, if the pageant is not to be transformed...

A curious fact has come out to illustrate how what

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the physio- logists call "reflex action" works on soldiers in their first battle. Official returns of the battle of Gettysburg, quoted by the Pall Mall Gazette, show that of the...

Mr. Hardy has pardoned Maguire, the Marine convicted at Manchester

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of having taken part in the Fe n ian rescue. The act has been promptly done, and Mr. Hardy adds, in the official note, that he believes Maguire's statement to be true, a...

Mr. Laing, M.P. for Wick, unable to visit his constituents,

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has addressed to them a letter very Whiggish in tone. He is inclined to let the existing redistribution remain as a "resting-place," hopes the workmen will show political sense,...

The Horse Guards have issued a circular informing all persons

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interested what a soldier's career really is. He receives, say the authors of this document, board, lodging, clothing, and 2s. 6d. a week to begin with, and after three years'...

The seat for Manchester is vacant by the death of

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Mr. Edward James, and Mr. Jacob Bright is again a candidate. His address is not very promising, being full of the Radicalism of a past away period. He wants a reduced franchise...

The inquiry into Farnham Workhouse is going on, and as

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yet the result is this. Every statement made by the Lancet and analyzed in our columns is shown to be literally true, and rather too mildly stated. For example, the Union...

The Times' correspondent in Berlin states distinctly that on 8th

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October a copy of a secret treaty between Italy and France was handed to the Pope. In it Napoleon, who was thinking of war with Prussia, bound himself in the event of war to let...

Consols opened on Monday at 94 to for money, and

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92i to 93 ex. div., for the 5th of December ; since then the market has been tolerably firm, and prices have been on the advance, Consols • for transfer having touched 941 to 1....

The closing prices of the leading Foreign Securities yesterday and

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on Friday week are subjoined:— Friday, Nov. 8. Friday, Nov. 15. M exican ... ... ... ... ... ... 141 ... 141 Sp anish Passives ... ... „. ... ... 19 ... 20f D o. Certificates...

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THE ROMAN CONFERENCE. p ERPLEXED and troubled by his victory over Italy, a victory only less disastrous for him than a defeat, the Emperor of the French is casting about for...

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T HE speech made by Mr. Childers on Wednesday se'nnight to his constituents at Pontefract is in one way the most note- worthy of the many delivered during the Recess. It shows...

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not the strongest of men, but he and Mr. Walpole, though they can scarcely be said to represent the mind of the Conservative Government, do in some respects represent, even...

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11 - 1 R. DISRAELI, in the letter which he wrote to the 1YJL Working-Men's Conservative Association which dined at the Crystal Palace on Monday, remarked that "there are some...

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W E do not wonder that Englishmen whose sympathies during the war were with the South now attack the Republican party, for we find it difficult to be patient with them...

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THEOLOGY AND RELIGION. N .OTHLNG is commoner than to hear men

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speak in the present day of their disgust for Theology, and their love for Religion. They associate the one with a system of dogmatic thought, deduced and linked together with...

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O NE of the most puzzling of all psychological problems is the difficulty that " grown-np people" feel in understanding children. They have all been children, and one would...

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MPERFECT as is our account of the vestiges of Early London, 1. it may bethought by some readers that we have devoted too large a space to the results of mere antiquarian...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,-All men, Conservatives as well as Liberals, appear to be agreed that the state of Ireland will be one of the most pro- minent subjects...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:] Ste,—Your pleasant correspondent, " Wild Ass," makes some state- ments in his letter of last Saturday which may, I think, mislead public...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—The sad disclosures which have recently taken place in connection with Trades' outrages in Sheffield must necessarily place the town in...

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LANGUAGE AND THE STUDY OF LANGUAGE.*- IT is probable that to a great majority of English readers, even among those who have devoted some attention to linguistic science, the...


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Lizanus, that weary Lazarus again !- Why can't a man rest quiet?" So Dives spake With Lazarus' petition in his hand. Then laying it on the table, let it wait Through all the...

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THE ROMANCE OF A GARRET.* THE author of this book,

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Mr. Sydney Whiting, is a true humorist, and may even prove to be one of no mean order. We do not remem- ber for many years to have met with any character sketched with richer...

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vague and empty idealist. • THE two new volumes recently

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published by M. Ardslee Thierry But it is somewhat remarkable in a ho o k w hi c h has so much are among the most interesting of those which he has devoted to humour and talent...

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ANNE JUDGE, SPINSTER.* CONSIDERABLE dramatic power utterly wasted. Such is

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the con- clusion at which we have arrived, after painfully reading through these closely written volumes, compelled to the task by a certain curiosity as to how heavily certain...

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Tito is a very original and enjoyable edition of one of our favourite classics, but on more than one point it challenges dissent and criticism. We are not sure that the notes...

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Theiitre Francais Moderns. A Selection of Modern French Plays. Edited

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by the Rev. P. H. Ernest Brett°, B.D., Charles Cassall, LL.D., and Theodore Karcher, LL.B. (Triibner and Co.)—Modern French plays for young English readers ! What, people will...


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The Story Without an End. From the German of Carove. By Sarah Austin. With illustrations printed in colours, after drawings by E. V. B. (Sampson Low.)—We have here a most...

Up and Down the London Streets. By Mark Lemon. (Chapman

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and Hall.) —The chapters which compose this book appeared in London Society, a fact from which it may be inferred that they are light and gossipy in their tone, and that their...

Visible Speech : the Science of Universal Alphabetics ; or

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Self-inter- preting Physiological Letters for the Writing of all Languages in one Alphabet. By Alex. Melville Bell. Inaugural Edition. (Simpkin, Marshall, and Co.)—We cannot...

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A Catechism without Questions; or, Elementary Instruction in Natural and

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Revealed Religion. By Edward Higginson. (Whitfield, Green, and Son.)—As a teacher of many years' experience, Mr. Higginson objects to books arranged in formal questions and more...

lrene's Repentance. By Christian Eyro. Two vols. (Hurst and Blackett.)—This

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is one of those domestic stories which are very good in every respect, but very irritating. The author is merciless to both heroine and reader. Irene is a girl of nineteen,...

A Golden Heart. By Tom Hood. Three vols. (Tinsley.)—This novel

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is also irritating, but it is not also good. It is a compound of melodrama, farce, sensational novel, police report, workhouse revelations, and poetic justice. Mr. Tom Hood has...

The Last Crusader. A Poem in Four Cantos. (Saunders and

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Otley.) —The author of this string of rhyme spells "poesy," "courtesy," "chivalry," "minstrelsy," and all other similar words, " poesie," "courtosie," "chivalrie," "...

The Complete Works of Horace. Edited by the Rev. J.

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E. Tonga. (Longmans.)—With a patriotism which must seem laudable to an Eton man, Mr. Yonge has sent forth this edition of Horace to take away the reproach of idleness which...

The English Archoologist's Handbook. By Henry Godwin, F.S.A. (Parker.)—If we

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could but quote the table of contents of this volume, we should testify more abundantly to its value than we can by praising its completeness. In a short compass it gives a...

Ornithology and Odlogy of New England. By Edward A. Samneb3.

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(Boston : Nichols and Noyes ; London : Low, Son, and Marston.)—A. handsome, well printed, and well illustrated work, which does credit to its American writer and its American...

Thoughts on Reading the Bible. By Homo. (H. K. Lewis.)—One

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of those collections of Biblical eccentricity which seem written for the express purpose of amusing the scoffers. A man who argues that there ought to be no paid local ministry...

The Spirit Disembodied. By Herbert Broughton. (Edinburgh : Nimmo.)—There is

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much thought in this book, some of the arguments are good, and most of the analogies are telling. Its object is to prove that the soul exists independently of the body ; that...

Chambers's Encyclopfedia. Vol. IX. (W. and R. Chambers.)—The articles in

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this volume, so far as we have examined them, are correct, brief, and to the point; they are illustrated with small woodcuts, and the maps which are given for each country are...