17 JUNE 1882

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T HE long-dreaded catastrophe in Egypt has occurred, though its proportions have not been cataclysmal. On Sunday, the lower Arab population of Alexandria took advantage of a...

IV The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in anycase.

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The Italian Minister for Foreign Affairs has made a speech

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on Egyptian affairs which contained some remarkable statements. He said the policy of Italy was to maintain firmly its alliance with the three Powers with which it bad hitherto...

Arabi Pasha may or may not have instigated the entente.

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Accounts conflict, except upon the single point that there was organisation among the rioters, who used clubs instead of swords, but the whole advantage of the incident accrued...

The discussions on Egypt both in the House of Commons

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and the French Chamber have been numerous this week, but uninstructive. Jingoes in both countries are wild with rage ; the traders inter- ested in Egypt are reasonably irritated...

Lord Salisbury has surpassed himself. We can recall nothing in

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the history of the last eight years so full of malignant purpose as his speech of Thursday. Though informed that discussion was inexpedient, he declared that the Fleet had done...

In the irregular discussion of Wednesday which arose on Sir

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H. D. Wolff's moving the adjournment of the House, in order to press his criticisms on our Egyptian policy, Mr. Parnell took occasion to comment on the growing number of Irish...

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The Czar has, by decree, removed General Ignatieff from the

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Ministry of the Interior, replacing him by Count Tolstoy, for- merly Minister of Education, and a reactionary obscurantist of the deepest dye. The official reason assigned is...

Lord Dalhousie made a very able speech on Monday in

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favour of the Bill legalising marriage with a deceased wife's sister. He said that the Bill avowedly dealt only with a single case, instead of putting the change of law on any...

Prince Bismarck has been again defeated. After a severe debate

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of two days, during which the Chancellor delivered two long speeches, and a declaration that he regarded the measure as the corner-stone of his edifice, the Bill establishing a...

The debate on Thursday, which was preceded by a catechism

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of no less than 88 questions,-68 put after notice given, and 20 with- out notice given,—was one in which the policy of Obstruction was unmistakably pursued. It turned on the...

The discussion in Committee on the Intimidation Clause in the

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Prevention of Crime (Ireland) Bill, after lasting for three pre- vious days, again occupied the whole of yesterday week, as well as a considerable part of Monday. It was agreed,...

The French Chamber is getting hopelessly out of hand. On

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Saturday it rejected the Government Bill suspending the irre- movability of Judges until a remodelling had been accomplished, and decreed removability as a principle by 282 to...

The Government appears to have been needlessly obstinate in relation

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to the clauses making an offence of participation in public meetings which the Viceroy may prohibit,-especially con- sidering that the Irish Government has assumed, and, we...

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The chief speaker against the Bill was the Bishop of

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Peter- borough, who, if we may trust the report, did not speak with anything like his usual ability. He insisted that the only effect of legalising these marriages would be that...

A meeting in support of the Society for Training Teachers

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of the Deaf, by the German or oral system, which teaches them to watch closely the movement of the lips and to distinguish words by that method, was held at the Mansion House...

The last number of the Medical Press contains a curious

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account of what it calls a " phenomenal canary,"—a curious vulgarism of our medical contemporary, who surely never sup- posed that any one could describe a canary that was not...

Miss Ormerod, in the very interesting report which she has

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just published on injurious insects during the year 1881 (pub- lished by Swan Sonnenschein and Co.), gives an interesting description of the oak leaf-roller moth (Tortrix...

The Spanish Bondholders in England have accepted S. Camacho's final

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offer for the conversion of Spanish 3 per cent. bonds into 4 per cent. stock, at the price of £44 12s. 6d., includ- ing commission. The effect of this arrangement is to reduce...

The division list shows that the Prince of Wales, the

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Duke of Edinburgh, and the Duke of Albany all voted for the Bill, and that the Duke of Connaught paired for it; but not a single Bishop (unless we count the Bishop of Ripon, who...

Consols were on Friday 10011 to 1001 n.&

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THE EGYPTIAN CRISIS. T HE trouble in Egypt, always more complex than the public imagine, has suddenly been complicated still further by two discoveries,—one of the most...

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W E must say that the facts disclosed by Mr. Trevelyan on Wednesday, in relation to the Evictions in Ireland, seem to us to render it the absolute duty of the Government to...


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T HERE can be little doubt that the excessive prominence of Irish affairs in Parliament is beginning to disgust the British Constituencies, and as little that the Irish Members...

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I T is positively stated that the Government have determined, whenever it is possible to return to the resolutions on procedure, to consent to the compromise urged upon them by...

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T HE extraordinary separateness of Prince Bismarck's posi- tion among European Premiers comes out more strongly month by month. We can remember nothing in modern history in the...

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T HE judgment given in the Queen's Bench Division on Tuesday will set at rest a question which has for some time past been wrongly treated as open. It will no longer be in the...

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W E know of no subject upon which the opinion of experts in Asiatic affairs is so hopelessly divided as that of • Oriental Patriotism. A great number of the keenest of them, and...

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M R. LESLIE STEPHEN has told us that "nothing is less poetical than optimism," and assuredly pessimism has taken a strong hold on the minor poets of our day. Thus, in a series...

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THE CANAL-BOAT POPULATION. (To Its EDITOR OF :HZ "SPECTATOR. "] have read some of your correspondent's letters upon this subject. I have had for many years a great deal to do...

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Sta,—May I ask for a little space in which to describe the aim and object of the Young Women's Help Society, which, I think, may he able to furnish to the young women and girls...


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LTO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] Sin,—Those must be exceptionally-constituted persons who will not endorse the views of your correspondent (L. E. Scarth) last week. Almost...


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have read your notice of this book in the Spectator of Jane 3rd, and as I have the charge of an extensive canal system between Birmingham and the Bristol Channel, and as the...

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[To THE EDITOR OF TEE " SPECTATOR."] Sta,—Some years since, I had considerable opportunity of observing, and indulged in some speculation as to the causes of, the variation in...

r.TO TEE EDITOR OF ERE "SPECTATOR. ") SIE, — May I be allowed

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to say, in reply to Mr. Scarth's letter and your own strictures on my letter, that I do not presume to be an authority on the value of exercise. As Mr. Scarth observes, it is a...


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[TO THE EDITOR OP TEE " tincrAroal SIR,—" Except fame, what did Jenner gain by vaccination ?" asks the Spectator, in its number for June 10th, in an article on " Professional...


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MR. WARD'S "DICKENS."* WE cannot say that we think Mr. Ward successful in his esti- mate of Dickens. He is moderate in his praise and moderate in his blame,—rather...

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WITHIN the last few years, whilst the number of visitors to Scandinavian lands, and to Norway especially, has increased very largely, the number of books that have been written...

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Tars is an American novel, and, as the title-page informs us, its author's third production. Her two previous ones are ad- vertised on the fly-leaf as having been compared...

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HUNTING IN SOUTH AFRICA.* Tama who look upon hunting of

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all descriptions as a noble occupation will be delighted with a book which gives such a picture of one " to the manner born " as does the work of Mr. Selous, who, at the age of...

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STORM'S ENGLISCHE PHILOLOGIE.* IF there were, as there ought to

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be, a Professor of English, as well as of Telugu and Chinese, at Oxford, this book would not be long without a translator. Even as it is, such a translation, if duly condensed,...

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ALMOST every want of the traveller in the main island of the Japanese Empire, whether of an inquisitive turn of mind or of the mere " globe-trotter " species, is met by this...

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Here and There : Quaint Quotations. Selected by H. Sidney

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Lear. (Rivington.)—Mr. Lear, himself a notable master of humour, has put together a capital collection of good things. There is little or nothing that we should mark for...

American Men of Letters : Washington Irving. By Charles Dudley

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Warner. (Sampson Low and Co.)—Washington Irving was certainly the first American man of letters to make a distinct impression upon the Old World. He was known in this country...

The Encheiridion of Epictetus. Translated from the Greek, by T.

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W. II. Rolleston, B.S. (Kegan Paul, Trench, and Co.)—Tho Encheiri- dion has been translated before into English. Mr. Long translated it, along with the other remains of...

A Prodigal's Progress. By Frank Barrett. (Bentley.)—This is not one

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of those books which have some special hobby to advocate, or lesson to teach ; its aim is simply to be amusing, and if all novels fulfilled their destiny in this respect equally...

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Ancient India, as Described by Ctesias. By J. W. McCrindle.

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(Calcutta, Thacker and Spink ; London, Triibner and Co.)—Ctesias is receiving something of the same kind of rehabilitation as regards his truthfulness which Herodotus long ago...

How I Became a Sportsman. By Avon. (Chapman and Hall.)—

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This is a pleasant book of sporting reminiscences, experiences of hunting, shooting, and fishing, told, all of them agreeably, with just the little tincture of letters that all...

How India is Governed. By Alexander Mackenzie. (Kegan Paul, Trench,

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and Co.)—Mr. Mackenzie's little book tells us a number of facts about which most English readers, it may safely be affirmed, know nothing,—facts relating to the economical, as...

The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri Inferno. Translated by Warburton

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Pike. (Kenn Paul, Trench, and Co.)—We do not claim to have compared this version with the original, and can only speak to its being intelligible and readable, with something, at...

NEW EDITIONS.—Catherine and Craufurd Tait: a Memoir. Edited by the

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Rev. W. Benham. (Macmillan.)—This is an abridged edition of the biographies which were read with so eager an attention when they appeared, some time ago. The principle of the...

Belcaro. By Vernon Lee. (Satchell and Co.)—The "Essays on Sundry

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iffsthetical Questions," as the author describes her book, in its second title, are marked by all the qualities which distinguished her " Studies of the Eighteenth Century in...