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T HE week has been historic, being marked by one of the most successful feats of war ever performed. Late on Tues- day night, Sir Garnet Wolseley broke up his camp at Kas-...

Before six ou the morning of Saturday, Arabi, having re-

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ceived information that the advanced guard at Kassassin Lock was weak, made an attack in force. He moved out his whole army, opened fire with thirty guns• upon the camp ; and...

Throughout Egypt there are signs of the Oriental fooling that

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the results of battle proclaim the will of Destiny, and that the victor has moral rights. Not only are the Egyptian officers and soldiers everywhere submitting, which might be...

On Tuesday, therefore, the stroke was struck. The Army the

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ordered to march by night to Tel-el-Kebir, and commence h e_attack at daylight. The men rested and slept two hours ha l f way, on the sand-hills, and than at five o'clock,...

Ten thousand men submitted in Cairo, and 5,000 in Kafr

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Dowar. Roubi Pasha, commanding in the latter place, on hear- ing of the capture of Tel-el-Kebir, begged permission to sur- render at discretion, and as an earnest of his...

That rush ended the war. Arabi fled early to Cairo

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by train, arrived there alone, and went to his own house. His men, de- serted and helpless, never attempted to rally, and Sir Garnet kept up a fierce pursuit. The Indian...

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The Italians are unintelligibly angry with England for send- ing

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an expedition to Egypt. Their interests are not interfered with,—are rather promoted, like those of all other civilised States ; but for weeks the Italian Press has been...

The language of foreign journals upon British proceedings does not

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signify much, as they seldom reflect accurately either governments or peoples. We may, however, record that in all countries, Turkey excepted, admiration has been expressed at...

Sir George Grey, a Whig administrator of mark, half- forgotten

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by this generation, died at Falloden, Northumberland, on the 9th inst. He was through a long life a useful politician, though with no pretension to originality; and in April,...

No tragedy would be complete without its comic element, and

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this has been supplied at Alexandria. The correspondent of the nines states that up to the 14th inst. the Khedive had been left nearly alone in his Palace at Ras-el-Tin. The...

No hint has yet been given of the manner in

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which the mutinous officers and soldiers of Egypt are to be treated. None of them have been cruelly treated, the two men keel- hauled having been ordinary plunderers, captured...

The transport arrangements of the Army seemed for a time

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to be in serious jeopardy, in consequence of the obstinate opposition of the Turkish Government to the embarkation of the mules bought in their provinces. An article in the...

The disposition to force on alterations of the law by

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obstruct- ing its execution appears to spread even in England. A knot of curates have recently impaired the value of advowsons by violently interrupting their sale by auction,...

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The Times publishes a synopsis of some papers on the

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" tremors Of the earth" by the Committee appointed to measure the lunar disturbance of gravity, and by Mr. G. Darwin, which contains some statements new to the public. It is...

Mr. Charles Russell on Wednesday delivered a rather remark- able

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speech to a rifle association at Limerick. He said he thought that at least one cause of the long war of classes in Ireland was rapidly disappearing. That was religious differ-...

As yet, Sir Wilfrid Lawson is the only noted Liberal—for

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the Parnellites are not Liberals, but Secessionists, and only speak from hatred of England—whose voice has been raised against the Egyptian Expedition. Mr. Laing, Mr. Baxter,...

The Czar has broken, for an instant, through his rigid

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seclu- sion. On the 11th inst., the fete of St. Alexander Newsky, the Emperor and Empress left Peterhoff, and drove into St. Peters- burg. They passed through the city to the...

Console were on Friday 991 to 99g.

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The week brings us a painful item of news from

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Ireland. The desperate efforts made to save Francis Hynes, the man convicted of murdering John Doloughty, a herdsman, for serving a boycotted tenant, all failed before the...

We have great respect for Abdiels, and on the Egyptian

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question Sir W. Lawson is the Abdiel of his party ; but Abdiel !shwa not talk nonsense. Speaking at Aspatria, in Cumber- l and, on Tuesday, the Member for Carlisle, after....

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THE FALL OF ARABI. S IR GARNET WOLSELEY has conquered Egypt at a blow. Something is due to the failure of the Egyptian troops, who, as we said last week, were just not brave...

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T HE "Egyptian Question " must to-day be pressing upon her Majesty's Government more severely than ever, though the form of pressure may not be precisely that in which the...

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W E have often spoken of that strange irony of fate which has placed the Irish, essentially a peasant race with soldierly instincts, in an island where only Dutchmen, a race...

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T HE French, it is clear, have not lost their confidence in M. de Lesseps. They think him still the most success- ful of modern speculators, and have this week responded to his...


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S IR GEORGE GREY, who died on Saturday, was the last survivor of the band of Whig statesmen who possessed an almost unbroken monopoly of power from 1832 till 1867. A near...

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T HE nights are beginning to lengthen, and the annually- recurring question, " What is to be done with our bur- glars ?" again presses itself on the attention of timid house-...

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T HE Englieh Middle-class of to-day is singularly free from Fanaticism. It has its little enthusiasms, no doubt, and can grow eager for or against a cause ; but of true fanati-...

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I T is a fact of melancholy significance, for what an old writer calls the " reproof in the whole frame of the world "—and what, apart from any theologic ideas, most of us...

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F ROM the days when Horace delighted Roman society with his sharp-cut verses, the "old lady" has been more or less the butt of unkindly criticism ; and she is still, in various...

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[TO TEE EDITOR OP THE " SPECTATOR."] Sin,—You have more than once assumed that Mr. Green's benefice will necessarily become void, at the end of three years from the monition....


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LT0 THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.") SIR,—In your interesting article on the "Moral Effects of Wealth and Poverty," there is a statement with regard to the working-classes of...


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MR. GODKIN ON IRELAND. [TO TEE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIR, --Since writing to you a week ago, Mr. A. V. Dicey's article in the July Contemporary Review, on " Home-rule...


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[TO TEE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] Sra,—In the Spectator of September 2nd, the reviewer of Mr. C. Elton's " Origins of English History " remarks, " Mr. Elton has made out a...

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A ROUND TRIP.* [FIRST NOTICE.] Tins is the most interesting book of its comprehensive kind since Greater Britain. The lucky engineer who found himself in possession of a...


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LIFT THINE EYES. 0 Taousr.,ED Soul of mine ! lift up thine eyes Unto the mountains mighty and serene. Full strangely chequered hath their fortune been ; And they have suffered...


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[TO THE EIDITOIC Or THE "SPECTATOR."3 SIR, —As one of "the little things authors should guard against " (Spectator, p. 1,169), may I venture to call your at- tention to the "...

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MR. STANPORD'S Compendium of Geography and Travel is well known, or ought to be well known, to all readers who wish for accurate information about the world they live. in. The...

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WIIEN a story is founded upon, or meant to illustrate, a sentence of Holy Writ, the writer ought to take the very moderate pains necessary to verify a quotation from that acces-...

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THE TRUTH ABOUT OPIUM.* MR. Reeitiefols's book is a valuable

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one to all who are inter- ested in this controversy, but it is injured by its tone. The author, a solicitor of standing in Hong Kong, who was for many years confidential adviser...

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A STRANGE JOURNEY.* FOR the majority of readers, especially at

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the present time, one of the principal attractions of this book will lie in the fact that the scene of the heroine's apprenticeship to the master-passion is for the most part...

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Prudence r a Story of /Esthetic London, By Lacy C. Lillie. (Sampson Low and Co.) — As a pretty sketch of esthetic life, this novelette will serve to pass an idle hour. It is...

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Angeline : and Other Stories. By "A. M. Y." 1

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vol. (Chapman, Hall, and Co.)—To criticise these Wee seriously would be as useless as it is unnecessary. Probably they have been written for the author's amusement, and,...

The Balance of Emotion and Intellect. By Charles Waldstoin. (Kegan

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Paul and Co.)—It seems to us that this book might have been more properly described as "Outlines of Philosophy," or as an "Introduction to the Study of Philosophy." At least...

A Royal Amour. By R. Darcy. (Remington and Co.)—This novel

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is noticeable as giving further evidence of the interest felt by educated Americans in the history of the mother-country. Mr. Darcy has laboriously qualified himself to write a...

Scoon-Booxs.—Ssloct Satires of Horace, by J. I. Beare, B.A. Homer,

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Odyssey, Book IX., by Malcolm Montgomery, M.A. The Troades of Euripides, by R. Y. Tyrrell, Regius Professor of Greek, Dublin. (Brown and Nolan, Dublin ; Simpkin, London.)—We...

fairy tales, the best of three sisters. Of the other

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two, one is a beauty and the other a blue-stooking. " Lady Beauty " is simply a good and charming woman, who seeks to do her duty in life, and does not forget that one important...