19 OCTOBER 1867

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rpHE danger of the Roman question is, we may hope, over ; but 1 all through the week it has looked most dangerous. It has been clear that Rattazzi either could not, or would...

This arrangement, it is evident, can only be short-lived, but

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it is possible that it may last until the death of Pio Nono, and the position produced by the sensitiveness of France, the impatience of the Garibaldians, and the intriguing...

Lord Derby and the principal members of his Cabinet,— excepting

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only Mr. Disraeli, who is to have an entertainment all to himself the week after next in Edinburgh,—was entertained at a great banquet by the Conservative Association of...

Lord Stanley answered to his own name in a short

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but vigorous speech, in which he stated that he believed the Government had in the Reform matter done the very best it could for the country, otherwise he would have resigned ;...

Mr. Miall was defeated on Monday at Bradford by a

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somewhat large majority. The constituency numbers 5,700, of whom 3,956 voted,-1,802 for Mr. Miall, and 2,154 for Mr. Thompson. The latter gentleman, a local manufacturer of...

Sir Stafford Northcote made a speech, very much in Lord

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Derby's sense, on Wednesday evening, at Barnstaple, at the Rose Ash Agricultural Association. He said that Reform was carried by Lord Derby in order to prevent change,—to keep...

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The people of Lyons are petitioning for the right to

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elect their own Municipal Council, which, as in Paris, is appointed by the Prefect. The budget, they complain, has been increased in six- teen years, from 200,0001. a year to...

The Irish Bishops have published their resolutions against receiving any

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emolument from the English State. They are chiefly resolutions agreed to on former occasions,—in 1833, 1841. 1843, and 1863, and only now reverted to, and again endorsed. The...

Mr. E. A. Leatham and Mr. Baines made good speeches

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at the Leeds banquet to commemorate the passing of the Reform Bill. Mr. Leatham devoted himself to a very amusing ex- posure of the Government, to whom he professed no gratitude...

All the papers publish a demi-official denial of the statement

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that Lord Stanley has sought a concordat from Rome. The Cork Examiner, however, reiterates its assertion, which is repeated by a Limerick paper of repute, and almost confirmed...

It is believed in Austria that the matter of the

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Concordat will, for the present, be arranged by treating it as legally a dead letter. The Pope will not modify it, and the Kaiser will scarcely bring himself to assent to an Act...

We suspect that the Brazilian Government begins to find the

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conquest of Paraguay more than it can well manage. According to the latest telegrams the Brazilian ironclads were hemmed in in the Paraguay, unable to ascend or descend, while...

Prince Hohenlohe, the Bavarian Premier, opened the session with a

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speech on foreign affairs, the substance of which is that Bavaria will join neither Austria, Prussia, nor France, but will wait very much as she is. We have analyzed the speech...

The signs that the Dissenters of England have made up

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their mind to the necessity of that national system of education of which they were once so jealous are numerous and decisive. We have spoken of the great Voluntaryist's, Mr....

The Berlin correspondent of the Times states, on what would

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appear to be official authority, that the Emperor of the French entirely failed in his design at Salzburg. He found that the Southern Governments would not help him to resist...

It seems probable that the last prize fight has been

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fought in England. On Tuesday the Champion, Jem Mace, and O'Baldwin, who was to have fought him for the Belt, were arrested by thg police, and bound in heavy recognizances not...

The bolt shot by the Austrian Bishops has missed fire.

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Twenty- five of them, with Cardinal Rauscher at their head, recently pre- sented an address to the Kaiser, praying him -to maintain the Con- cordat, and declaring that its...

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Mr. Moncrieff, Member for Edinburgh, met his constituents last Friday,

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and made a speech on Reform. It was, as usual with Mr. Moncrieff, moderate, sensible, and liberal, but without originality. He thought the way in which the Reform Bill had been...

A dinner was given to Father Lavelle, parish priest of

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Partry and Fenian sympathizer, in the Rotundo, at Dublin, on Wednes- day evening. The diners appeared to be almost avowedly sedi- tious. Instead of " The Queen " and the other...

A sharp controversy has been going on in the Times

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on the sub- ject of the medical aspects of boat races, which Mr. Skey, an -eminent surgeon, pronounces prolific of disease to the athletes en- gaged in them. Mr. Skey even calls...

Although the Dividend payments have been commenced, the market for

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Home Securities has been heavy, at depressed quota- tions. On Monday, Consols closed at 94 to ; on Wednesday, they were quoted at 93.1 to i; and yesterday, they left off at 931...

We publish in another column a letter from our correapondent

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4I A Yankee," which is valuable in its way, but seems to us made up chiefly of ipse dixits without reasons assigned. Our corre- spondent states categorically that the President...

Groves, the man charged with the murder of the bandsman

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1PDonnell, has not yet been committed for trial, and it seems still doubtful whether evidence at all adequate to convince the magis- trate can be produced. A woman's...

A curious experiment seems likely to be tried in New

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Zealand. Mr. MacLean, the Superintendent of Hawkes' Bay, has introduced a Bill into the Lower House of Legislature to add four Maori representatives to the Chamber, to be chosen...

The closing prices of the leading Foreign Securities yesterday and

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on Friday week are subjoined :— Mexican Friday, Oct. 11. • ■• Friday, Oct. 18. 111 Spanish Passives 191 181 Do. Certificates 161 • • 181 Turkish 6 per Cents., 1858...

Great Eastern . • Great Northern

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• • Friday, Oct. 11. 021 • .. 110 ,. Friday, Oct. 82 110 Great Western.. .. 471 • • 461 Lancashire and Yorkshire .. •• • •• 1271 1::61 London and Brighton .. .4...

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LORD DERBY AT MANCHESTER. L ORD DERBY'S great speech at Manchester and Sir Stafford Northcote's at Barnstaple come out almost as if expressly intended to reply to the charge of...

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T HERE is no point of view, that we can perceive, from which an English Liberal can regard this Roman move- ment with cordial satisfaction. Explain it as we may, it is tainted...

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T is interesting to note that the Record is evidently re- gretting too late the first fruits of its alliance with Dr. Pusey, the armistice concluded between the Evangelical and...

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SERVICE. rrITIS dead-lock in Melbourne is a very bad busines, not 1 because dead-locks matter in Victoria—with wages at 5s. a day, and mutton at lid. a pound, no political...

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T HE speech of Prince Hohenlohe on the opening of the Bavarian Session explains the position of South Germany with sufficient clearness, indeed with a frankness which may prove...

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T HE Chamber of Commerce of Rouen is at its wits' end. Baffled in its attempt to trace out the causes of the crisis which " at this moment is raging over the commerce and...

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M R. CARLYLE, with his peculiar views as to liberty and government, is not the only man of our generation who is troubled with melancholy forebodings for humanity. Amidst the...

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W ERE the preceding article a complete statement of the facts, civilization would seem on the eve of stereotyping itself, and the destiny of man would appear to be sterile...

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New York, September 27, 1867. THE Republican party in this

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State has held its Convention for the nomination of minor State officers, to be elected in November, and for the promulgation of its platform. A political platform in this...

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[To TILE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR. " ] do not want to enter the lists against a lady, especially against one who handles her pen with so much point and effect as does " A Wife on...

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THREE ENGLISH STATESMEN.* GOLDWIN SMITH is deservedly reckoned a master of the English language. He has, perhaps, no equal in the art of writing pun- gent sarcasm, weighted...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—IS not what Dr. Wilberforce said to some working-men the other day strikingly true of almost all religious utterances? The Bishop had...

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" 0 WHY will not God let us have what we like, and be happy in this world in our own way ? she groaned, instead of making us always be lifting up our eyes strainingly to a...

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MR. EMERSON'S POEMS.* Mn. EMERSON fails as a poet. This

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book is very interesting reading considered as Mr. Emerson's philosophy chaunted with an emphasis that gives it a vitality it would not otherwise have, but the full depth and...

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WE scarcely know why this lively novelette was not thrown into what seems to us its natural form,—a comedy, rather than a tale. Perhaps it is that tales suit the taste of modern...

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Thorley's Farmers' Abnanack for 1868 is an almanack with very

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highly coloured illustrations, devoted to chronicling the events of a farmer's year,. which are, however, all rendered subordinate to panegyric on Thorley's food for cattle, the...

Alwyn Morton ; Ms School and Schoolfellows. A tale of

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St. Nicholas' Grammar School. With illustrations. (Sampson Low.).—This is a good schoolboys' tale, modelled, of course, as most schoolboys' tales now are, on Tom Brown's School...

A Shilling Book of New Testament History, for National and

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Elementary Schools. By the Rev. G. F. Maclear. (Macmillan.)—The plan of this work is good, and the execution more than worthy of it. Mr. Maclear begins with a short account of...


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The Last Words of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. By the Rev. R. S. Cobbett. (Rivingtons.)—Mr. Cobbett is Curate of Twickenham, and this book contains a course of seven...

Sportascrapiana. Edited by C. A. Wheeler. (Simpkin, Marshall, and Co.)—For

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a collection of anecdotes on an extremely popular subject this. book is unjustifiably dull. We have waded through it with difficulty, and cannot undertake to hunt up the few...

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Words for the Anxious. By Brownlow North. (W. Hunt and

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Co.)— In this little book we have four plain and excellent addresses to those who are too easily discouraged, or who do not go the right way to work when they would conquer...

Manual of Swimming. By Charles Steedman. (Lockwood and Co.) —We

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should be rash indeed if we were to dispute the soundness of con- clusions formed by the champion swimmer of England and Australia. Not that we have any wish to dispute them, or...

Doctrine of the Person of Christ: an Historical Sketch. By

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Octavius Glover, B.D. (Bell and Daldy.)—We may best describe this book, in Mr. Glover's own words, as "a sketch of the various opinions on the Person of Christ which have...

Notes on the Catechism, for the Use of Public Schools.

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By the Rev. Alfred Barry, D.D. (Bell and Daldy.)—We infer from the preface and from the occasional references to Cheltenham College sermons that Dr. Barry, as Principal of...

Lives of the Queens of England. By Agnes Strickland. Abridged

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edition. (Bell and Daldy.)—The six volumes of Miss Strickland's favourite work have been condensed into one for the use of schools and families, and without comparing the two...

Among the Squirrels. By Mrs. Denison. With Illustrations by Ernest

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Griset. (Routledge.)—The story in this book is somewhat disappointing, or at least it contrasts unfavourably with the pictures. They are remarkably good, perhaps the best we...

Modern Inquiries : Classical, Professional, and Miscellaneous. By Jacob Bigelow,

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M.D. (Boston : Little, Brown, and Co.)—The papers contained in this volume are reprints of essays and addresses pub- lished or spoken at various times and in various places....