19 JUNE 1886

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Lord Hartington's Manifesto, issued on Thursday, is a dignified and

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worthy paper, a little too long. Like Mr. Chamberlain, he denies that Home-rule was included in the programme of 1885, and regrets that " if it is now the deliberate opinion of...

The rest of the address imputes to Lord Salisbury the

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intention of governing Ireland for twenty years by coercion,—a gloss on his speech, for Lord Salisbury only spoke of twenty years of " resolute " government, after which it...


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T HE strange drama lately enacted in Bavaria has ended in a tragedy. King Louis was carried away from Hohen- schwangan to the Castle of Berg, in Lake Starnberg, under the...

The political situation has not changed during the week. Mr.

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Gladstone, Lord Hartington, Mr. Chamberlain, and Mr. Goschen have issued their addresses, but there is nothing in them modifying their previous attitude. All but the Premier...

Mr. Gladstone's address to the electors of Midlothian appeared on

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Monday. He speaks of the issue to be submitted to the nation as "the gravest and likewise the simplest which has been submitted to it for half a century." He laments that the...


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It is our intention occasionally to issue gratis with the " SPECTATOR" SPECIAL LITERARY SUPPLEMENTS, the outside pages of which will be devoted to Advertisements. The...

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

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Mr. Parnell expresses great indignation at "'the disgraceful and unscrupulous

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volte-face executed by (the l'os7 Party last January, when they found that our vote was not numerous enough to keep them in office." As there is not a tittle of evidence to...

Lord Hartington suggests as an alternative plan that statu- tory

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bodies, strictly controlled by Parliament, should manage strictly local affairs, and believes that if the majority of the United Kingdom declare that they will concede no more,...

Mr. Chamberlain's Manifesto appeared on Saturday. It is much too

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long,—is, indeed, almost a speech against the Home- rule Bill ; but it is vigorous and definite. Mr. Chamberlain declares that Mr. Gladstone's measure is inconsistent with his...

Mr. Chamberlain, therefore, will resist the Bill, and would propose

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instead, while maintaining the law, which, if the law is just, is not to be called coercion, to create "a complete system of local self-government, alike in its main features...

Since our last issue, Mr. Parnell and Lord Carnarvon have

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both furnished to the papers supplementary statements con- cerning their interview in July last, each, of course, supporting the general view which he had given to Parliament....

Mr. Goschen's election address is very clear and firm. "

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I object," he says, " to the establishment of an entirely separate Executive in Ireland, responsible not to the Parliament at West- minster, but to a Parliament in Dublin. These...

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Lord Spencer made a speech at Chester on Wednesday which,

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to us at least, it is somewhat painful to read,—not, of course, because we doubt the absolute sincerity of that high-minded and heroic Viceroy, but because we see in it signs of...

Mr. Chamberlain has founded a new Radical Union at Birmingham,

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and on Thursday addressed its members in a most vigorous speech. He ridiculed the charge of inconsist- ency brought by a Government which changed its mind as to the details of...

A great volcanic eruption in the Northern eland of New

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Zealand took place at the beginning of this month, on the borders of Lake Tarawera, between 38° and 39° of Southern latitude, by which whole villages are said to have been...

The French flag would really seem to have been hoisted

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on the New Hebrides on June let, when French soldiers were landed and left on two of the islands. The information comes in from too many quarters to allow of doubt. Mr. Bryce....

Bank Rate, 21 per cent. Consols were on Friday 101

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to 101i

In the Times of Wednesday, a correspondent, who signs him-

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self " Gioia" calls attention to the speech made by the late Sir Robert Peel on April 25th, 1834, against the repeal of the Union. Not only the extracts which " Civis " gives,...

Nova Scotia is seriously inclined to follow the example of

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Ireland. The Colonists of the Province are discontented with the Dominion on the ground of its expense, a Home-rule project has been formulated, and at the election of the local...

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MR. GLADSTONE'S ADDRESS. M R. GLADSTONE has shown himself the skilful captain he always is, in so sharpening the point of his election address that it will present a very plain...

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T HE Manifestoes issued by Lord Hartington and Mr. Chamberlain differ much from one another in tone, and somewhat in the ideal they suggest as to the ultimate settlement of the...

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W E see no reason whatever for the suspicion, which we perceive lingers in some quarters even here, and is widely diffused upon the Continent, that King Louis of Bavaria was in...


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TA ORD ROSEBERY is an entertaining speaker, who is sure to command cheers from a popular audience which belongs to his party. He has his Dickens at his fingers'-ends. He can...

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T HE Commons have agreed, in the last hours of a dying Parliament, to a most important change in the law of elections. By an arrangement between the Government, the Parnellites,...

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T HE debate on the expulsion of the French Princes was a remarkable one. It is long since the Chamber of Deputies has heard so much good speaking, or been told so many wholesome...

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T HERE are few intellectual puzzles less intelligible than the fancy, which apparently grows stronger instead of weaker, of men like Mr. Arch and Mr. Leicester for magniloquent...

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I N writing last week of the very great difficulty of observing and recording what passes before the eyes in travel, we spoke of a literary impressionist as of the most rare as...

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D EPRESSING to even the most determined playgoer is the aspect of the vast theatre which has been so unfor- tunately selected for Mr. Mayer's second venture of the year. Dirty,...

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A SUGGESTION ON THE IRISH DIFFICULTY. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR. "] Sia,—In the Home-rule debate it was frequently said by those who favoured the Bill that there were...

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(To MR EDITOR OF ms SPECTATOR."J you allow one who always has been, and who still is, an earnest Liberal, and who shares your unqualified admiration of our late leader's...

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[To THE Rurron OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIR,—Of all the misleading twaddle sounding just now through newspapers and public meetings, surely this of " Conciliation v. Coercion" is...


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SIDECTATOR."] Sut,—Will you permit me to suggest some considerations with reference to the rating of ground-rents, which are only slightly " Diem° Paws. &coati Series. No. 7....


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR. "] S1R, — The following is an extract from Mr. Gladstone's speech on bringing in the Land-purchase Bill. He has been limiting the obligation...


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[TO THE EDITOR OP THE " SPECTATOR." J Sue, — The passage from Mr. Thomson's " City of Dreadful Night," referred to by your reviewer in the Spectator for June 5th, and again by...

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[To THS EDITOR OP THE " BPSCTATOR." I have only just seen, at page 754 of the Spectator of June 5th, a passage (quoted from a recent work on Frederick Robertson) which is full...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. ") SIR, —Permit me to reproduce in your columns the following statements, which appear in the Intransigeant of June 8th, and which entirely...


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Wasted with cruel care, Climbing, wearily climbing A thronging gallery stair ; Only a people's concert Crowded from roof to floor, Only a fair girl singing They never had heard...


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THE ROYAL ACADEMY. [THIRD NOTICE.] WE continue our survey with the third room, and may say of Mr. Edward Brewtnall's landscape, that it is a large replica of the water-colour...

[To THE EDITOR OF THE SvccrAroa."1

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Sta,—With reference to Mr. Harper's very interesting letter on "Melencolia" in the Spectator of June 12th, it is worth while, in justice to Thomson, to point out to your readers...

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and his book must be taken into account by every

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student of the subject. Limiting ourselves to that part of his work now before us, we cannot regard his treatment of the history as satisfactory or adequate. The main reasons...


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Horse and Man : their Mutual Dependence and Duties. By the Rev. J. G. Wood. (Longmans, Green, and Co.)—Considering how long the horse has been man's faithful companion and...

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NEW EDITIONS. Lectures and Essays. By the late William Kingdon

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Clifford. Edited by Leslie Stephen and Frederick Pollock. (Macmillan and Co.)—The introduction, written by Mr. F. Pollock, has been revised in this edition, and two of the more...

ScHooL-Boons.—Andocides de Mysteriis. By W. J. Hickie, M.A. (Macmillan.)—This volume

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is, or should be, a welcome addition to our slender stook of good and easy Attic prose. A short speech—its length is about two-fifths of that of the " De Corona"—and remark-...

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THE FRENCH REVOLUTION.* Tan apology which Mr. Stephens thinks it necessary to make for the publication of his History of the French Revolution is rendered entirely unnecessary...

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NOTWITHSTANDING the utmost care in bottling and transmission, connoisseurs in the finer but least alcoholised Burgundy wines, say that much of their aroma is lost before they...

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THAT this work should have so soon reached a second edition is a proof of the anxiety in the public mind to attain to a mocha vivendi between Evolution and Revelation. In truth,...

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THAT there is a touch of genius in Mr. Arthur Sherburne Hardy, both his stories show, though in this latter of the two there is a blurring of the narrative, and a superfluity of...

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INTO two moderate volumes Mr. Boyle has compressed an account of England's proceedings in regard to Egypt, beginning with the purchase of the Canal shares in 1875, and ending...

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pen of a ready writer, of a too ready writer, indeed. She is always fluent, readable, and interesting. The present volumes are quite up to the old mark of At Home in Fiji or A...

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A n}13iARK.IBLE change, not before it was wanted, has begun to take practical shape in this country, in the publication of the best old and new literature at very low prices. In...

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Jottings from the Pacific. By A. Wyatt Gill. (Religious Tract Society.)—Mr. Gill brings together in his volume a number of very interesting facts. The varieties of Polynesian...

The Greek Islands, and Turkey after the War. By Henry

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IL Field, D.D. (Sampson Low and Co.)—This is for the most part a terrible piece of book-making. For instance, the author seizes upon the fact that he passes in a steamer by...

The Ghost of an Old Love. By Violet Whyte. 3

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vols. (F. V. White and Co.)—This novel might perhaps have been more appropriately called " A Father's Troubles." Mr. Kennedy, a country squire, has five pretty daughters, and...

Baylerbay ; or, Strangers in Turkey. By Lieutenant-Colonel J. C.

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Fife-Cookson. 2 vols. (Chapman and Hall.)—One Henry Thirl- well, an ex-Guardsman, finding himself in shallow water through the failure of his father, seeks a commission in the...

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The Palate and the Hospital ; or, Chronicles of Greenwich.

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By the Rev. A. G. L'Estrange. 2 vols. (Herat and Blackett.)—This is a good subject extremely badly handled. The subject is a better one even than Hampton Court, which has been...

The Book-Lover : a Guide to the Best Reading. By

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James Baldwin, Ph.D. (Patnam's Sons, London.)—Sinoe the rather hopeless attempt recently made to decide upon the one hundred volumes best worthy the reading, several small...

Floating Flies, and How to Dress Them. By Frederic M.

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Halford. (Sampson Low and Co.)—Some one will probably ask " What is a ' floating fly r " Taking it for granted that the inquirer is an angler, we may recall to his recollection...

The Works of John Dryden. Illustrated with Notes by Sir

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Walter Scott. Revised and corrected by George Saintsbary. Vols. VII. to XII. (Paterson, Edinburgh).—Eight volumes of this fine edition of Dryden's works are filled with his...

Siegfried's Crown. By Mrs. C. Hunter Hodgson. (Griffith, Ferran and

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Co.)—This is a story of the training, the trials, and the successes of a great musician, told with some force of expression and with abundance of sympathy, but in a style which...

Killed in the Open. By Mrs. Edward Kennard. 3 vols.

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(Chap- man and Hall.)—Mrs. Kennard mixes her ingredients of love and sport with average skill. The mixtures, however, would have been better without the bitter flavour of...

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A. Romance of Two Worlds. By Marie Corelli. 2 vole.

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(Bentley.) —These volumes are written with a certain eloquence ; but their subject is so remote from ordinary experience and sympathy, that they can hardly meet with the success...

Thackeray's London. By W. H. Rideing. (J. W. Jarvis and

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Son.)-- This is a pleasant little account of the places which are connected either with the actual presence of the great novelist, or with the scenes of his fiction. The...

The Loadetone of Love. By Jean Middlemass. (F. V. White

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and Co.)—This is a well-told story of a mysterious disappearance. The weak spot is the motive which made the " Gipsy " abduct Colonel Grantley's daughter. We do not believe in...