18 NOVEMBER 1882

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The division gave the Government a majority of 44 (304

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to 260), and there were, besides, thirty-four pairs. Thus the num- ber of Members who took part in the division, including the Speaker and the four tellers and all the pairs,...

We have noticed the rumours afloat as to the coming

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changes in the Cabinet elsewhere, but may observe here that they are all denied on authority, and are certainly all premature. That the Cabinet Must be reconstructed is certain,...

Of Mr. Sexton's speech, which breathed fire and slaughter against

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the British Parliament, and exulted in the success of the Irish party in undermining British liberty, we have said enough elsewhere. Sir Patrick O'Brien replied to it with even...


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M R. GLADSTONE made his promised statement on Egypt on Tuesday. He confined it in form very strictly to finance, but in reality, as we argue elsewhere, it went further. The...

We regret to notice that Sir Stafford Northcote, though not

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seriously ill, is sufficiently out of health to have justified Sir W. Jenner in orlering him to the Mediterranean, We fear the Autumn Session has not increased his strength....

* 4 , 5 The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in any

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The French Chamber has all the week been debating the

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Clerical Budget, after an unintelligible fashion. The Deputiea apparently are not prepared to disestablish the Church, and refused a proposal of M. Roche to cut down the total...

The third resolution, debated on Wednesday and Thursday, and. slightly

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modified in the course of the discussion, requires, " That when a motion is made for the adjournment of a Debate, or of the House, during any debate, or that the Chairman of a...

The second resolution was agreed to in a modified form,

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after a discussion of rather more than two days,—the form accepted having been that suggested by Mr. H. Fowler, the able Member for Wolverhampton, to whose amendment Mr....

According to the Times correspondent in Paris, it was King'

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Alfonso who overthrew the Conservative Cabinet of S. Canovas, and introduced S. Sagasta into the Spanish Ministry. He is now inclined to replace S. Sagasta and the Moderates by...

Sir Lewis Pelly has made a capital suggestion. He fancies

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that now the Closure is accepted, Members will be silenced, and, therefore, recommends that they should establish a journal, to contain "all the speeches they wished to...

The Emperor of Germany opened the Prussian Parliament on Tuesday,

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in a speech which was of interest chiefly in rela- tion to finance. The Emperor could assure the Reichstag that he expected peace, but the necessities which had induced him to...

The first resolution, as amended and carried yesterday week, runs

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as follows :—" That when it shall appear to Mr. Speaker, or to the Chairman of Ways and Means, in a Committee of the whole Houle, during any debate, that the subject has been...

The progress of the debate on Thursday night was satis-

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factory, both the fourth and fifth resolutions being agreed to, in the following slightly modified forms :—" 4. That, after the House has entered upon the Orders of the Day or...

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M. L6on Say is anxiously calling the attention of his

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country- men to their finance. In the Journal des Beonornistes, he points out that the passion for Public Works, especially for State Rail- ways, has increased, till the burden...

The most important questions raised by the new School Board

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Elections in London seem to us to be chiefly two,—(1), whether the general policy of previous Boards should be con- tinned and developed, and therefore whether the hard-working...

Mr. Raikes, the Tory Chairman of Committees, is proposed by

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the Conservatives of Cambridge University for the seat rendered vacant by the retirement of Mr. Walpole. This selec- tion is not fortunate. Mr. Walpole is not only a very accom-...

An attempt was made on the life of Mr. Justice

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Lawson last Saturday, which was fortunately foiled by the vigilance of one of the Army pensioners who were with him as a guard. A man of the name of Patrick Delany, who had...

Strong pressure is to be placed upon the Government to

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put .down slavery in the Soudan, and, indeed, slavery in Egypt itself; and if the British are to protect the country, this must, of course, be done. The difficulty is that the...

Dr. Siemens, on 'Wednesday, gave a lecture at the Society

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of Arts, John Street, Adelphi, on the comparative cost of lighting by gas and electricity. He held that electricity was the cheaper, the annual cost of an incandescent lamp...

Console ware on Friday 101i to 102. Bank Rate, 5

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per cent.

A meeting was held at Lord Salisbury's house in Arlington

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Street on Thursday, to determine on a memorial to Dr. Pusey, at which the very wise decision was taken to purchase Dr. Pusey's great library for the University of Oxford, and to...

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MR. GLADSTONE'S STATEMENT ON EGYPT. T HE statement made by Mr. Gladstone on Tuesday upon the affairs of Egypt, though simple in form and ap- parently confined to one subject,...

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T HE singular attempt to represent the majority of last week in favour of the power of closing debate as "a majority much less than bare,—fictitious and illusory," is...

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T HE speech of Mr. Sexton on the last night of the great Debate on the Closure was a very striking one, not so much for its eloquence,—Mr. Sexton is always more or less...

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T HE tragedy at Maamtrasna, investigated this week in Dublin, almost unique as it is in the annals of the United Kingdom, brings out in strong relief two facts Which English-...

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T HE air this week has been full of personal rumours, most of them untrue, but some of them probable, and all showing a fact of considerable interest to the country,— the great...

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T HE recent performances of the English Fleet off Alex- andria have drawn attention to the British Navy, and to the various undecided questions concerning the construc- tion and...

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T HE failure of Mr. Tenuyson's piece at the Globe Theatre is certainly not due to any want of power on Mr. Tennyson's part to conceive character, and even homely character,...


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THE letter from Mr. Archer Gurney which we printed last week is a manifesto—if anything so mild can be ealled a manifesto—from an "Association for the Promotion of the Reform...

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GIRTON "ASKS FOR MORE." G IRTON wants some more money, and

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ought to have it. We cannot make ourselves collecting-agents for the hundreds of philanthropic schemes which are every year pressed on our attention, and so far as we can, we...

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J UST as each ingredient of a pudding contributes something to the general flavour, so each element in the composition of a nation is ever—whether consciously or not—exercising...

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A COUNTER-PROTEST. [To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."1 So.,—Thank you for your good-humoured defence of a harmless joke, which should not have required defending. I hope that...

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WAS it a dream from out the ivory gate, The same sad dream that ever, night and day, Mocks me with fond delusion, and hot shame Mantles upon my forehead, that the man That is...


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STORIES FROM LIVY.* Tux severe illness to which Mr. Church refers in his preface as his reason for omitting the criticism he had intended to offer or the difficulty of...

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DR. MARTINEAU'S " SPINOZA."* Ix is by no means to

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be regretted that Dr. Martineau was unable to compress this study of Spinoza within the limits assigned to the writers of Blackwood's "Philosophical Classics," for which it was...

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L1:LAND has returned to his old love, and. he will meet with a hearty welcome. There are those of us for whom the myetori- ma and picturesque figures who wander through these...

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PORLOCK MONUMENTS.* Mits. HALLTDAY's book was "originally intended only for

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private circulation ;" but it is published, and is to be bought. Still it '1' A Description of the Monirrnunt and Effigies in Poriock Church, Somerset, ttc. By Maria Halliday....

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131tiliNSTJERNE DAVISON is as much a poet as he is a novelist. We are not sure that he is not more the poet than the novelist. Of plots, he is as innocent as his native...

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ILLUSTRATED AND OTHER GIFT-BOOXS.—IL Quality of paper and type, a superabundance of illustrations, and substantial proofs of the truly 1:esthetic uses to which wooden boards...

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A Paladin of Finance : Contemporary Manners. By Edward

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Jenkins. (Triibner and Co.)—This book has disappointed Mr. Jenkins's friends and admirers, and it cannot please very greatly' the general public. It is clever in a way - , and...

Schiller. By James Sime, M.A. (Blackwood.)—Mr. Sime gives an excellent

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account of the poet's life, and discusses fully the nu- merous contributions which he made to almost every branch of Gorman literature. We do not much like the plan of devoting...

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Mother's Idol. 3 vols. By Lydia Hope. (Tinsley Brothers.) —At

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wearisome length, Miss Hope relates the love-trials of Muriel Sterling, a young lady of good family, who was obliged to earn her living as a governess. She is engaged by a Mrs....

Pen - skating, by N. and A. Goodman (Sampson Low), is at

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all events a timely reminder that winter will soon be upon us. The practical part of this little work needs no commendation, as the art is one which enlists on its side the...

Geological Sketches at Home and Abroad. By A. Geikie,

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F.R.S. (Macmillan and Co.)—Here are fourteen papers—some of which we have seen before, but are glad to welcome again—in a col- lected and permanent form. Reprints of papers arc...

The Adelphoe of Terence : the Phorntio of Terence. By

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W. Wagner, Ph.D. (Deighton, Bell, and Co., Cambridge).—These are two more of the handy reprints from Dr. Wagner's edition which we noticed some weeks ago. They form part of the...

The Enchiridion of Epicietus, and the Golden Verses of Pythagoras.

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Translated by the Hon. Thomas Talbot. (Sampson Low.)—This little brochure, which comes to us from across the Atlantic, is, apparently, the production of a gentleman in the...

Chronological Chart. By E. J. Eason (E. Stanford.)—For readi- ness

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of reference, whether for ascertaining contemporaneous events, or for treeing backwards or forwards the influences of events at different periods, no system is so clear as that...

Marchcroft Manor. 2 vols. By C. A. Roberts. (Remington and

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Co.)—A graceful and unpretentious love-story, showing a vein of tenderness and a kind of humour for which we have learnt to be thankful. Two men, Julian do Treseaney and Roger...

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Sensation and Pain. By C. F.Taylor, M.D. (Putnam's Sons, New

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York, 1881.)—This book is an interesting lecture on Sensation and Pain, in which much emphasis is laid upon the distinctions between objectively caused pain and emotional pain,...

CRRISTALls CAR96.—NOW that so much artistic work is lavished on

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Christmas Cards, and that their production has attained its present proportion, it is impossible to overlook or ignore them, however much we may personally rebel against them as...

MAGAZINES, ETC.—We have received the following for November : —Men

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of Mark, the subjects of the photographs and biographies being F. Hall, A.R.A. ; C. T. Newton, C.B., D.C.L. ; and 3. MacWhirter, A.R.A., H.R.S.A.—The Antiquarian Magazine—Col-...

Poetry for Children, selected by E. A. Helps, Part II.

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(G. Bell), designed for young people between ten and twelve years of age, follows well in the wake of a former series as a class book. • The poems chosen deal mostly with...