19 JANUARY 1867

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A TERRIBLE calamity took place in Regent's Park last Tuesday evening, just as it was growing dark, a little before four o'clock. The frost was not so keen as it had been, and...

The Marquis of Exeter died on Wednesday. He was the

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descendant of Elizabeth's Lord Burghley, the son of Miss Sarah Hoggins,—the original of Tennyson's "Lady of Burleigh," and said to have been worthy of the poem,—and the greatest...

The weather of the week has been detestable. The frost

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set in on the night of Friday, the 11th inst., and during the seven days we have had but one thaw, which lasted only for an hour or two. At 5 p.m. on Monday the thermometer in...

Professor Fawcett made, in some respects, a very good speech

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to his constituents at Brighton on Monday. He was not gloomy about the last session. The Tories, if they had joined the Liberals, he said, might three years before the repeal of...

The Queen is to open Parliament herself,—" with the same

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state," says the Times, " as last year." Does this mean that she will not read the Speech herself? We hope she may, for she reads much better than Lord Chelmsford. If the State...

The distress in London is becoming excessive. The failures among

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contractors have produced a stoppage of many large works, there is a strike among the shipwrights, who have formally rejected a written offer of Gs. 6d. a day, many trades are...

The Count de Chambord, last of the French Bourbons of

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the elder branch, on 9th December issued a sort of manifesto to his party. It is in the form of a letter to General de St. Priest, and informs him that the year has not been...

The Allgemeine Zeitung publishes a statement, which the demi- official

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journal of Berlin characterizes as only inexact in form, upon the demand made by the Emperor of the French after the signature of the preliminaries of peace between Austria and...

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Mr. Mowbray, the Judge-Advocate, and the D uke of Marlborough

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have been speaking on behalf of the Tory party at a great demon- stration at Durham. The tendency of both speeches, over and above a glorification of Conservatism, was to argue...

Some suggestions made by Captain Henry Toynbee upon this subject,

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in a paper read on Wednesday before the Society of Arts, seem eminently practical. He wants an addition made to the food which owners are bound to supply, particularly of the...

The new Bishop of Calcutta is to be the Rev.

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Robert Milman, of Exeter College, Oxford, and nephew of the Dean of St. Paul's, "a High Churchman, but not a Ritualist," it is said, author of a life of Tasso, of Meditations on...

Dr. W. D. Stone has forwarded to the Times a

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report on the sanitary condition of the British Mercantile Navy. He finds on visiting the Docks that the ships employed in the East India trade are large and well found, but the...

The Duke of Rutland exonerated the Tory party this day

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week from Mr. Bright's accusation of waiting for the Irish famine before they would be persuaded to give up Protection. That was true, he said, of Sir Robert Peel, but not of...

S. Scialoja, Italian Minister of Finance, has brought forward his

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Budget for 1867, which shows that the deficit for 1867 will be 7,200,0001. This sum, however, like the deficit of 1866, will be covered,by the sum of 14,400,0001., which Mb in...

The British workmen in Paris are to receive every facility

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in seeing the Universal Exhibition which the French workmen them- selves receive. This has been formally decided by the Council of the Exhibition.

A very important decision was given by the Court of

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Queen's Bench on Wednesday. The Leeds branch of the United Boiler Makers and Iron Shipbuilders' Society was sued by a member under the Friendly Societies' Act for 24/. The...

The Prussian Parliament has decided by a vote of 178

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to 106 that members elected in Prussia to the German Parliament shall be paid. The Government did not interfere, though they are sup- posed to wish that members should receive...

Mr. Goldwin Smith has been delivering a spirited lecture at

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Manchester on "Pyin," the revolutionary chief of our Civil Wars, —" the greatest master," says Mr. Goldwin Smith, "that the House of Commons ever had,"—far greater than Sir...

The Scotsman publishes a letter written on the 25th of

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February, 1846, by the late Lord Macaulay to a correspondent in Edinburgh, against the universal suffrage which the Chartists were then de- manding. He denounces it very...

Messrs. Grindley and Co. forward to the Times a telegram

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received by them from India, "Decor lack° appointy to finlo come out this season if possible," which the constituent to whom it was addressed asked them to interpret. It is...

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Mr. Renter's Atlantic Telegraph agent in New York has- become

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rather more intelligible, but even less instructive, than before, this week. On Monday last we heard, "There are indications that the present attempt to impeach President...

Since the present Bank statement was made up, a large

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supply of bullion has been withdrawn from the Bank of England, 361,0001. having been taken out for transmission to the Continent. The Consol market, however, has maintained a...

Mr. Charles Buxton addressed the people of Cromer on Tuesday

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evening on the events of the past year. He had not much new to say, particularly to Cromer, but he made one statement worth notice. "I have not noticed," he said, "one feature...

The Law officers of the Crown have, we believe, replied,

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as we -expected, to the case submitted to them by the .Council of Uni- versity College, London, that the Council were legally obliged to summon a special Court of Proprietors,...

The closing prices of the leading Home and Foreign Securities

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yesterday and on Friday week are subjoined :— Friday, Jan. U. Friday, Jan.18. Mexican Spanish Passive .. .. .. 171 .. 212 .• 19 211 Do. Certificates 141 .• 141 Turkish...

The news from Natal is very good. The laity in

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the colony -are almost unanimous against the schismatic movement of the Gray conspirators. The people of Pine Town, at a vestry meeting, have repudiated their clergyman, Mr....

The conduct of the Society for the Propagation of the

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'Gospel in superseding the lawful authority of the Bishop of Natal, and confirming the dismissal at the end of the current year of Mr. Tonnesen, one of its missionaries, has led...

The stock of bullion in the Bank of England on

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Wednesday evening last was 19,280,845/. In the supply held by the Bank of France there is a diminution of 106,000/. The beat short-dated bills were discounted yesterday as low...

The Pall Mall Gazette of yesterday pounced on a most

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amusing blunder (to all but the blunderer, who may, we hope, survive it) in last week's Reader. The critic of that journal was reviewing Latham's edition, of Johnson's...

The following statement shows the closing prices of the leading

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British Railways yesterday and on Friday week :- Great Eastern.. •• Great Northern .. • 4 .4 •• Friday, Jan. 11. 921 .4 12 9 1 Friday, Jan. 15. ,. 35 • • 122 Great...

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OLD WHIGS IN A TWITTER. I T is thought by some experienced politicians that the coming session will be almost the bitterest in political personalities which we have had for...

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T HE very remarkable paper on the foreign policy of Sir John Lawrence, published this week in the Edinburgh Review, will probably find few readers. Outside a special section of...

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P ROFESSOR FAWCETT, in his excellent speech to his constituents at Brighton last Monday, concluded by saying, "I already observe signs, and hear sinister rumours, which tell me...

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T HE Standard is quite in a rage with our paper of last week on the failures of the House of Commons, and calls us Socialists, Utopians, and several other names which it is the...

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M R. LUDLOW'S plan for the Reorganization of the Empire is a wider one and a worse one than we thought. He does not desire, as we imagined, to introduce Members for the Colonies...

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P ERHAPS the most extraordinary moral situation in which any man has stood in this century, for the purpose at least of witnessing and sharing an immense variety of conflicting...

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A T the commencement of the last term, Sir Joseph Arnould, Judge of the Supreme Court of Bombay, delivered judg- ment in a case which has been proceeding for years, and which...

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L ORD DERBY and his colleagues received the seals of office in the beginning of July, and have consequently been in power rather more than half a year. In this brief period the...

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[FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] New York, December 14, 1866. MY letter entitled "The School for Suffrage," long as it was, told only one part of ray story, or rather only one...

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SI; —I wish now to consider the means by which the reforms I have urged could be set on foot. I would begin by saying that I hold the object of establishing closer and more...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.1 SIR, —In your article on "An English Gnostic," you "suppose no Western mind, at all events in Christian ages, has ever even glanced at such a...

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70 THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] have no desire to

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controvert the theosophic views you express in an article on the remarkable "Papers of a Suicide" now appearing in the Reader, but they are accompanied and weakened by an...


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"SPECTATOR."] Sus,—In the article in your number of January 12, upon the "Reconstruction of London," you say, after quoting the rents at which it is proposed to let the rooms in...


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SIR FRANCIS DOYLE'S POEMS.* SIR FRANCIS DOYLE is the most important rival of Mr. Ruskin in the candidature for the Chair of Poetry at Oxford, vacant in the spring, when Mr....

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THE BISHOP OF NATAL'S SERMONS.* As a refutation of the

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Bishop of Oxford's reckless charge that all who went to hear the Bishop of Natal were inclined to Infidelity or open Atheism, the publication of this volume is timely enough....

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NONE of the specialcorrespondents employedduring this German war have made any special mark. The war was a very great one, and BOMO very good men were "out," but one unnoticed...

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to a sound decision of any question is that its terms be well defined. In order to decide who " invented " the Electric Telegraph, we must set out with something like a...

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The Imperial Bible Dictionary. Edited by Rev. P. Fairbairn, D.D.

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Illustrated by numerous engravings. 2 vols. (Blackie and Son.) — One's first impulse on looking at these two handsome volumes is to wonder why so much labour and capital should...

Three Hundred dEsop's Fables. Literally translated from the Greek. By

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Rev. G. F. Townsend, M.A. With Ill illustrations designed by Harrison Weir, and engraved by J. Greenaway. (Routledge.)—We have here our old friend /E3op in a now and very...

William Hogarth's Essays on the Man, the Work, and the

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Time. By (IA. Sala. (Smith and Elder.)—This reprint from the Cornhill Magazine is not without considerable merit of a certain kind. Mr. Sala's digressive and interjectional...