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A CCORDING to a coarse expression attributed to Count Bismarck, the German armies have been giving the Parisians " a day or two to cook in their own juice,"-in other words, pur-...

We understand, on the authority of a telegram to the

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Daily News, that General Trochu does not intend to content himself with fighting from behind his fortifications ; but that a very large force-not less, it is said, than 80,000...

The blockade of the German towns on the Baltic has

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already been withdrawn,-the French needing their sailors and marines for the defence of Paris. This looks more like a real intention to stand a siege than any bit of news yet...

*V The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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The great news of the week,-were not the apparently imminent

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tragedy at Paris so absorbing,-is the entry of the Italian army into the Roman territory. On Sunday, after repeated discussions in the Council of Ministers, the order to enter...

The information as to the negotiations is very vague. M.

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Thiers has come over here on a sort of mission to get the Neutral Powers to propose what is really equivalent to any sort'ofierms short of a territorial surrender. There has...

- A curious contest is going on between the Papal

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and Evangelical papers as to the signs of the displeasure of Heaven. The Record points out that on the very day when the proclamation of the dogma of Papal infallibility was...

NOTICE.— We beg to state that on and after the

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1st of October the postage of the SPECTATOR to any part of the United Kingdom will be reduced to one halfpenny per copy. Terms of Subscription (payable in advance), viz. :-One...

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The Duc de Fitz-James, who, as a French witness, is

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of course hardly impartial, sends from Paris to the Times, under the date of the 12th September, his account of the horrible affair at Bazeilles, some six miles east from Sedan,...

The proclamation of the French Republic or Provisional Government and

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its declaration against the aggression on Ger- many has decisively turned the current of English sympathy on the war, and the feeling becomes stronger and stronger, especially...

The German armies seem to have sullied their hitherto noble

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reputation for humanity both in the cruel affair at Bazeilles before Sedan, of which the fuller English accounts are very shocking, and in the treatment of the defeated army...

For a man of real genius, who knows the difference

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between this and that, there never was silly, shrieking inflation like Victor Hugo's. The address he has put out to the Germans, entreating them not to pursue the war, is hardly...

The Revolution has had, on the whole, a salutary effect

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on the minds of the French people, whose cruel suspiciousness and fury against foreigners has decidedly abated during the last fortnight, while their worst papers have improved...

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Consols were on Friday evening 94 to 92i.

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The Times of Tuesday states that information has been received

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at the India Office that the telegrams from India reporting that a native regiment at Allahabad threw down its arms in a spirit of insubordination were utterly untrue. "The...

A rebellion has broken out in Nice and Mentone, where

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the French yoke has been thrown off and an Italian republic declared, —or rather, we suppose, a Nizzan republic, for there does not seem any sign of an Italian republic...

It is curious what a lot of popularity the Government

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of the United States manages to obtain by promptly recognizing repub- lics, however ephemeral,—recognizing them " by telegraph," lest they should cease to exist before the...

Our Eastern visitor, Keshub Chunder Sen, took leave of his

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Eng- lish friends last Monday, at a crowded gathering in the Hanover- Square Rooms, previous to his return to India. After a few speeches from representatives of various...

Germany seems to be even now not strong enough to

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let her :people talk harmless politics freely. The Central Brunswick -Committee of the German section of " The International Work - -men's Association" issued on the 5th inst. a...

Professor Huxley, as President of the British Association, which met

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at Liverpool on Wednesday, adopted the excellent principle of devoting his address to the discussion of a single subject, instead of to one of those perplexing resumes of...

The Orleans Princes—i. e., the Duo d'Aumale, the Prince de

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Joinville, and the Duc de Chartres—went to Paris incognito im- mediately after the revolution, and offered their services to the Provisional Government. The reply was that the...

The Government of Spain seems to be in a very

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hesitating state of mind as to the attitude it should take to France. Senor Olozaga, writing on September 8, stated to M. Jules Favre that "he has received instructions from his...

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THE DUTY OF GERMANY. A S we have always held that whether the King of Prussia and his advisers mean to be satisfied with such terms of peace as the Provisional Government of...

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T HE manner in which the Italian occupation of Rome has been brought about, makes it almost impossible to con- centrate attention on the event itself and the great issues...

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us some considerable opportunities of - seeing how the fall of the French Empire, the proclama- tion of a Republic in France, and the change thereby imported both into the tone...

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E VEN in the midst of the excitement caused by the war, of the speculations as to the probable fate of Paris and the chances of mediation which engross almost every thought, the...

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Ritual Commission is, in its relation to the Athanasian Creed, a curiously unanimous confes- sion that the Church is hampered with a formula which she does not like, which does...

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TN almost the last letter written by Lieutenant-Colonel Pember- .1 ton from the seat of war before his untimely death, there was a passage which strikes us as describing one of...

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T HE word itself is a curious study, so significantly has it changed, or, to speak more accurately, narrowed its meaning. Everyone is familiar with its use in the Authorized...

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T HE question whether the Ex-Emperor of the French has been gifted with a conscience, and if so, what it is like, what he has done to give it keenness of nerve, in what fashion...

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O NE fact seems to have been deeply impressed upon all who saw the great battle which ended the other day in the un- conditional surrender of 80,000 men, and of a not...

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A HOLIDAY IN THE TYROL AND SWITZERLAND. VI.—ST. Moarrz TO BERNE. [TO THIS EDITOR OF "THE SPECTATOR. "] Berne, ,September 10, 1870. Sin,—Can you tell me whether the French...

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AT LYME REGIS. SEPTEMBER, 1870. I. CALM, azure, marble sea As a fair palace pavement largely spread, Where the gray bastions of the eternal hills. Lean over languidly,...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. " ] SI/1,—Will you allow me to call attention to the advertisement in your columns announcing that Lady Amberley has most kindly offered to...

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MR. CHEY.NE'S BOOK OF ISAIAH.* THE character of Messrs. Macmillan, as publishers of books of more than ordinary merit, gave us expectations when we saw this volume announced by...

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TRY LAPLA.ND.* WE certainly might do worse. Captain Hutchinson made

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the trial, and had no cause to regret it. We gather from the pages of his light, loose, superficial book that he saw fine scenery, was hospitably treated, found some openings...

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interesting matter. It contains the essence of a great blue-book, the Report of the Commissioners wha were appointed to inquire into the employment of women and children in...


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THE author of Britannia's Pastorals is a Devonshire worthy. He was the contemporary of Herrick, and as the one lived at Tavistock and the other held the living of Dean Prior, it...

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A BOOK of this kind, well done, would be a kind of summary of human history. Obviously, therefore, to do it well a man must know a great deal. Not that he can pretend to carry...

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Woman: Her Position and Power. By W. Landels, D.D. (Cassell

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and Co.)—Here we have the virpietate gravis who comes forward to still the tumult of the angry crowd which is tossing to and fro such missiles as "woman's rights," "woman's...


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Sketches of C•eation. By Alexander Winchell, LL.D. (Sampson , Low and Co.)—Dr. Winchell's book is meant to give readers who have not the inclination or ability to study science...

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Our Ironclad Ships. By E. J. Reed, C.B. (Murray.)—There is

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a satisfaction, not felt now for the first time in our history, in looking from our Army to our Navy. We could scarcely land a corps (Farm& in Belgium, if need should arise,...

We have received a second volume, not, as far as

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we can remember, preceded by a firsf - , of Dramatic Works of Laughton Osborn: Tragedies. (The American News Company.)—Mr. Osborn's first tragedy boars the title of " Ugo da...

SCHOOL Booss.—Hints towards Latin Prose Composition. By A. W: Potts,

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M.A. (Macmillan.)—When we class this little work among "School. Books" we ought to add a qualification. It is intended for scholars who. have already made a considerable...

The Wealth of Nature. By the Rev. J. Montgomery. (Simpkin

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and Marshall.)—This is the first volume of a proposed series, and deals with the subject of good supplies from the vegetable kingdom. Every kind of plant, and every part of it....

The Beaver-Trappers, and other Stories. (Tegg.)--The principal tale is one

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of a somewhat sentimental and conventional sort about Indian life, taken from a German source, and certainly not good enough to leave "Rip van Winkle " following at its tail,...