20 NOVEMBER 1869

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The Impatients are not prospering. The sensible Reds have com-

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bined against them, and have issued a manifesto in which they say they will not take up arms unless their voices are stifled by force ; that they will put an end to personal...

The Liberals held their annual dinner at Bristol on the

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13th inst., and Mr. Stansfeld answered for Her Majesty's Ministers in an eloquent speech full of cheerfulness and confidence, which delighted his audience, but which had...

The Bishop of Orleans, Monseigneur Dupanloup, has taken up, in

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a letter to his clergy, a line precisely opposite to that of Arch- bishop Manning with reference to the (Ecumenical Council and the Infallibility of the Pope. Archbishop...


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M HE latest and most credible report as to the nature of the forthcoming Tenure Bill is that it will establish two principles, one, that a tenant has a right to full...

** The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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It is asserted, on fair authority, that the Emperor Napoleon

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has resolved to meet his Legislature with a new Ministry, in which M. Emile 011ivier will be Premier. He would take the portfolio of the Interior and bring in with him M....

Mr. Kinnaird and Dr. Merle d'Aubigne have agreed to pray

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hard for the Roman Catholics on the day on which the (Ecumenical Council assembles, and during the whole of the rest of the month of December,—the prayers to begin, indeed,...

The Suez Canal was opened, as promised, on the 18th

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inst., that is to say, a Russian steamer drawing 171 feet, and the Empress Eugenie's yacht PAigle, drawing 13 feet, and about forty smaller steamers, went through. There were...

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The Universities of Glasgow and Aberdeen have returned a Tory,—Mr.

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Gordon, —in the place of the late Lord. Advocate, Mr. Moncreiff. At Aberdeen the Conservative majority was very large ; at Glasgow very trifling. The truth was that Mr. Archi-...

At Hastings and Whitby the Liberal candidates came in by

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respectable majorities. At Whitby there seems to have been a good deal of violent party feeling displayed on the official declara- tion of Mr. W. H. Gladstone's success ; and...

The Times strongly confirms our recent account of the revival

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of industry in South Italy. In the Terra di Lavoro, say its correspondents, life has completely revived, and people are draining the marshes along shore. A dozen cotton, silk,...

The Sultan wants £12,000,000, and is raising it as a

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6 per cent. loan at 54, while, according to the reports of Friday evening, his agents are negotiating for a second loan, to be raised by lottery. If any of our readers are...

could not be so vast as the conquest of a

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territory greater than Egypt iteelf. The Pall Mall Gazette, however, of Friday, publishes an extract from a letter from Sir S. Baker, in whibh that traveller gives the...

There is one point about these massacres in the St.

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Pancras infirmary to which we should like to call the attention of Mr. Gladstone, and that is the demoralizing hatred which is felt towards the present system of rates. The poor...

We publish elsewhere an article on Paraguay, under a well-

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known signature. The account it contains is striking, but the writer has allowed the horror excited by recent accounts of Lopez to carry him too far. The evidence of his cruelty...

The Pope has apparently felt so strongly the duty of

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at least providing machinery for converting "Dr. Cumming, of Scotland," in case he should ultimately decide to go to Rome, that he has sent Archbishop Manning a second letter,...

The engineers deputed by the City Corporation to report on

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the state of the Viaduct report that it is quite safe, bat- that as to the cause of the fissures in the granite they will give an opinion by and by, when Mr. Bidder comes to...

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Our Roman Catholic contemporary the Tablet, in answering are- mark

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of ours made a fortn ight ago, to the effect that if ever the Roman Catholic religion should again gain the upper hand in England, we might properly expect a little wholesome...

The Central English Amnesty Committee—the Committee of Irishmen in England

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appointed to maintain an agitation for the release of the Fenian prisoners—has dissolved itself. Mr. Merri- man, the chairman, had proposed that a deputation should wait upon...

A correspondence was published in the Standard of yesterday, between

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Sir George Grey, ex-Governor of New Zealand, and the Colonial Office, which shows how exceedingly little that office really knows of its own business. Sir George Grey shows that...

Mr. Burgon, Vicar of St. Mary the Virgin, Oxford, and

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dating from Oriel College, writes to the Guardian of this week a protest against Dr. Temple's appointment to the Bishopric of Exeter. Twenty years ago Mr. Burgon says he was an...

The Control Department of the Army has at lest been

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constituted by Royal Warrant. The meaning of that is that the separate and jarring departments of Transport, Works, Pay, and Commissariat have been consolidated into one office,...

A Connecticut man has invented a head-rest to be attached

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to the side of the pew by which the possessor may obtain for himself a comfortable nap, without liability to that terrible bobbing which brings the heat to so many faces...

Lord Granville is unlucky as Colonial Minister. It is not

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his fault, of course, if the Red River Settlement has risen in insurrec- tion, but he will get the credit of the annoyance. According to a telegram from Ottawa (17th ind.), the...

Consols were on Friday evening 93i to 94.

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M. PREVOST-PARADOL AND THE REDS. rrt lectures which M. Prevost-Paradol has been delivering Edinburgh upon the condition of France, lead up directly to a deduction of which we...

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W E are not quite slue that, from the point of view of mere policy, Bishop Ullathorne was wise in calling together the Catholics of Birmingham on Monday night to protest against...

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TEE five or six thousand gentlemen who constitute the , Ilandlords " of Great Britain must as a body be worthy people. If they were not, they never could have impressed the...

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f R. GLADSTONE'S ten Peers have, at least, done thus .1! 1 much,—and they would have done it better had they been fifty,—they have awakened the country, and probably the Peers...

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I T is doubtful whether the whole annals of mankind present a more extraordinary tragedy than that which has been acted out in Paraguay during the last seven years. It stands...

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T HE Spectator has never been counted among the journals which recommend emigration as the panacea for every social evil. It has always seemed to us that for a State to get rid...

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I T is remarkable enough that no great teacher can teach, without a controversy immediately springing up as to what it is that he has taught, —and this often in his own...

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TT is a habit of the English people, one of the many character- • istic habits which have made them so beloved throughout the- world, to forget the very names of the races whom,...

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CXXH --LANCASHIRE :-.-GENERAL HISTORY SINCE TEE NORMAN CONQUEST. L ANCASHIRE was one of the districts from which Earls Morkare and Eadwine raised forces in their first rising...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.] Sirt,--In an article you have recently written on the Irish Land question, you say that if the Irish landlords became mere holders of...


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WHAT IS THE CURE? (TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR.) SOME one who has a keen eye to a fact, has drawn up a petition to be signed by the labouring classes out of work, asking that...

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SAINTE-BEUVE'S LAST VOLUME.* Os the day following Sainte-Beuve's death was published the eleventh volume of the Nouveaux Lundis, containing the last critical papers we shall...

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Mn. RICHARD DOYLE has long been known for the humour and delicacy of his fancy as an illustrator of fairy stories, but he has never done anything so elaborate and brilliant as...

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MR. FREEMAN has here undertaken one of the most difficult tasks that any writer could impose on himself, that of becoming the interpreter to children of the leading ascertained...

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THIS will be the account of the Abyssinian Expedition for professional reference, if not for popular reading. With too much modesty, Captain Hozier disclaims any pretension to...

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PUBLICATIONS OF THE CHAUCER SOCIETY.* Tx publications of the Chaucer

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Society are already of sufficient extent to give a fair idea of their method and value. The society is attempting a difficult work in seeking to do for Chaucer what has been...


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The Practitioner. November. (Macmillan.)—The editor (Dr. F. D.. Anstie) gives us in this number the second part of his article on the Vaccination controversy, dealing with the...

The Bahamas : a Sketch. By Surgeon-Major Bacot. (Longmans.) — These

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hundred pages are very readable and interesting. They give a, sketch of the history of the islands from the day when Columbus discovered them down to the event which lately...

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Anacreon in English. By Thomas James Arnold. (Hotten.)—Mr• Arnold tells

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us that his translation is "attempted in the metres of the .original." We doubt whether he quite understands them. The ordinary metre of the odes is a line of three iambic feet...

The Vestments of the Church: an Illustrated Lecture. By the

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Rev. W. B. Marriott., M.A. (Rivingtons.)—Mr. Marriott gives in this lecture some specimens of the copious knowledge which he has collected in his elaborate work on "Christian...

Essays of a Birmingham Manufacturer. By William Lucas Sargent. Vol.

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I. (Williams and Norgate.)—The first of these essays is the only characteristic one. It is a gallant defence—with a good deal of offence too, for Mr. Sargent is not content with...

Franconia Stories. By Jacob Abbott. (Hodder and Stoughton.)— We do

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not know whether these stories are old or new. If they are new, Mr. Abbott, whose "Young Christian" forms one of our earliest recol- lections of "Sunday reading," must be a...

Mr. Murray publishes a new edition, in which, indeed, the

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changes and additions are so extensive that the book may be almost said to have been rewritten, of his Handbook for Travellers in Wiltshire, Dorsetshire, and Somersetshire. With...

.Necermore ; or, Burnt Butterflies. By John Gaunt. 2 vols.

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(Tinsley.) —Mr. Gaunt brings together in the pages of his novel a number of people more or less vicious, or disagreeable, or weak. Some of them combine all these qualities,...

My Brides. 1 vol. By Emily G. Nesbitt. (Newby.)—This is

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a love story, or rather a succession of love stories, simply and prettily told. The narrator, for the form of the book is autobiographical, tells us how certain young ladies of...

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13epizebah : a Christmas Story for Children. By Luoy Field.

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(Griffiths and Farran.)—A, bright, healthy little tale of a small child stolen by tramps and rescued for civilized life by a kind-hearted old woman living on a solitary common....