21 MARCH 1868

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Mr. Gregory,—who, though sitting on the Liberal side of the

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House, is a half-Conservative,—he was one of the great political allies of Mr. Jefferson Davis a few years ago,—followed Mr. Butler-Johnstone, and delivered a speech rather less...

Of Mr. Gladstone's great speech we have spoken so much

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at length elsewhere that here we need only say that his attack both on the proposed University and on the let-alone Church policy was received with great enthusiasm on the...

The last night of the debate, Monday, was opened by

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Mr. Monsell in the dull and cautious, but fortunately short speech, of a Roman Catholic ex-official treading on delicate ground, and not quite comfortable as to the disposition...

Mr. Disraeli's reply was one of his most felicitous displays

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of intellectual pluck, and certainly the most utterly infelicitous of all his many infelicitous suppressions of logic. " Laughter " occurs in the Times' report of his speech...

The Irish debate was resumed yesterday week by Mr. Chichester

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Fortescue, but the speech of the evening,—in many ways the great speech of the debate—was Mr. Bright's, of the power of which we have attempted to give some impression in...


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T HE struggle of the session commences on Monday or Tuesday night, when Mr. Gladstone will produce the text of his resolu- tion for the disendowment of the Irish Church, and...

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The Prince of Wales is about to visit Ireland in

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order to be admitted to the Order of St. Patrick, to evoke the loyalty of Dublin, and to attend the Punchestown races.

Miles Wetherill, the Todmorden murderer, was tried on Saturday, convicted,

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and sentenced to death. No new evidence was produced at the trial, and the only defence attempted was that the unprovoked brutality of the murders proved insanity itself—the...

The emeute has probably hastened the publication of a pamphlet,

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believed to be by the Emperor, but at all events republished in the Malheur, upon the title of Napoleon to the throne. It is a mere Est of the number of votes by which Napoleon...

Ludwig, the second King of Bavaria, is, -it is said,

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about to abdicate in favour of his brother Otho, a lad of nineteen. The House of Wittelsbach seems to have a talent for abdication, this being the second within twenty years....

All the intelligence received from France shows the extreme unpopularity

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of the new Military Law. The summons to join the Garde Mobile has been resisted by force in no less than six places, and in Toulouse the resistance was serious. The workmen...

last twe gentlemen will be of some use in the

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House of Peers. Mr. Stirling—as we fancy he ought to be called—is a scholar, and litterateur of merit, of great possessions, and a fancy for titles, having assumed a baronetcy...

The Irish Reform Bill was introduced by Lord Mayo on

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Thurs- day night. It is remarkable as a violation of nearly every principle hitherto laid down by Mr. Disraeli. It leaves the county suffrage untouched, but reduces the borough...

Lord Hardwicke, Lord-Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, called a meeting of the

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Cambridgeshire Registration Society for Saturday, to consider future operations. His Lordship himself attended, and his son, Lord Royston, M.P., and a Mr. Hicks ; but not one...

The Senate has fixed the 23rd inst., next Monday, for

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the trial of President Johnson, whose answers must be presented on that day. The charges are nine in number—the removal of Mr. Stanton and appointment of Lorenzo Thomas,...

The Duke of Richmond has accepted a proposition originally pnt

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forward in the Economist, watered it down for Parliamentary consumption, and embodied it in a Bill. The Economist proposed an official audit of Railway accounts. The Duke...

Mr. Disraeli, when dismissing Lord Chelmsford, offered to recommend him

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for any favour he might be disposed to request of the Crown. Lord Chelmsford has asked nothing, but Mr. Disraeli, with a fine sense of the expediency of making an enemy...

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Yesterday and on Friday week the leading Foreign Bonds left

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off at the annexed quotations :- Friday, Friday, March 13. Friday, Mare 5 : x. 20.. d. Spanish New — – . .. — 5 85} ••• ... 851 Turkish 6 per Cents., ..... ... ...... ......

Mr. W. H. Gladstone made his maiden speech on Monday

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during the dinner hour,—very naturally selecting a time when his father was not in his seat. He looked somewhat nervous ; but his speech was polished, graceful, and well...

In the early part of the week there was an

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improved feeling in the market for Home Securities, and prices had an upward tend- ency. Since then, however, it has become inactive, and a portion of the advance has been lost....

On Wednesday, Mr. J. A. Smith brought on a curious

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debate on his proposal to restrict the hours for opening public-houses on Sunday. He proposes to abolish altogether the opening of public-houses for drinking on the premises on...

Charlotte Wingfield,—the widow who tortured her poor little nephew with

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the malignant ingenuity on which we have com- mented in another column,—was found guilty, of course, without a moment's deliberation on the part of the jury, and the Lord Chief...

What are the Times' reporters about? Half the best touches

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in Mr. Disraeli's speech of Monday are spoiled in its version of it. Mr. Gladstone's "dangerous candour" appears as his "generous can- dour ;" " the young Ascanius of the hour"...

The Poor Law Board has at length given its verdict

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upon the investigation into the facts disclosed by the report of the Lancet Commissioner of Inquiry. By dint of accepting every statement of the accused, Dr. Lambert and Dr. E....

The prospectus of the Foreign and Colonial Government Trust Company

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has been issued. The promoters propose to operate in various Foreign Stocks to the extent of 1,000,0001., and to issue certificates of 100/. each at 85, bearing interest at the...

We are happy to observe Mr. E. A. Leatham's triumphant

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return for Huddersfield. He defeated Mr. Sleigh, the Conserva- tized Radical,—Tory Democrat perhaps he would now call him- self,—by 322 votes; Mr. Leatham obtaining 1,111, and...

A gentleman of the name of Johnstone, who dates from

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Burleigh Street, W.C., is entreating English laymen and clergy- men in our Church to sign a long narrow strip of paper addressed to the Archbishop of Canterbury, on which is...

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THE SITUATION IN A PARTY SENSE. T HE resolution, notice of which is to be given on Monday night, declaring the extinction of the Irish Establishment a political necessity has...

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T HE Irish Debate has not been barren either of great speak- ing or greater doing. In political life words are often deeds ; that is, the resolve which usually immediately...

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1 R. DISRAELI does not often spoil a new idea or a great epigram by misapplication for temporary purposes, but he did spoil one in his great speech of Thursday. He wanted to...

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E VERY twenty years the Constitution of the State of New York, which is for New Yorkers almost as important as that of the United States, undergoes revision, and the process has...

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T HE Duke of Argyll and Mr. Goldwin Smith have both, during the last week, made formidable onslaughts on Mr. Disraeli, the one speaking, of course, as a politician in the House...

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C OUNTRY clergymen of the better sort, the men, that is, who wish heartily to magnify their offices by making them really beneficial to the people, have often to contend with...

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W E have no intention of horrifying our readers and paining ourselves by a recapitulation of the horrors which Charlotte Wingfield (or Winfield), widow and resident of Brighton,...

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T HE block of land comprising these two sister counties forms, with the county of Essex on the south, the great shoulder of England on the east, between the estuary of the...

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have been much interested by the letters of " Moderator " on Trinity College, Dublin. On the whole, they convey a very faithful impression of the state and working of that great...


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[FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] New York, March 7, 1868. PRESIDENT Jonlesole is impeached, but he will not be found guilty. He has done what heretofore he carefully avoided...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR"] SIR,—Utilitarianism has lost one of its most conspicuous professors. Mr. Lowe, who in 1866 turned out Mr. Gladstone, because he could not bear...

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THROUGH SPAIN TO THE SAHARA.* Miss MATILDA BETHAM EDWARDS begins her new volume with Catullus and ends it with an earthquake. If Miss Edwards is not a sensation writer...

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LOVE OR MARRIAGE'?* Tars novel, painful in its subject, and

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a little careless and slipshod in style, as if in parts it were written by a foreigner,—the author uses "voyage," for instance, in the foreign sense of " journey," and here and...

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SIR HENRY ELLIOT was one of the many meritorious but unhappy Indian officials who, coming to that country with brilliant talents and unbounded zeal and industry, had a future of...

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BIBLE READINGS.* Astrnsr the vast heaps of rubbish which the

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religious press piles up to heaven, and with which it oppresses the children of earth, it is not wonderful if a gem is now and then lost, at least to the use of the public....

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Quinti Horatii Flacci Opera. Curs. H. W. Dfilman, D.D. (Murray.)

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—A smaller edition of Milman's Horace, if our memory serves us. But in any case it forms a very handsome and tasteful volume, with engrav- ings from classic originals, and...


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Life in the Light of Gods Word. Sermons by William, Lord Arch- bishop of York. (Murray.)—We know to some extent what wo may expect from the Archbishop of York. Of course, his...

London and Westminster : City and Suburb. By John Timbs,

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F.S.A. 2 vols. (Bentley.)—Curiosities of London. By John Timbs, F.S.A. New Edition. (Longmans.)—It is now some years since Mr. Timbs made himself a name by the publication of...


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Mn. MASON is well known as the author of an English grammar which has enjoyed an extensive circulation, and has been favourably mentioned by the conductors of the Cambridge...

considered worthy of remembrance in the course of their compiler's

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reading. We have every reason to congratulate Mr. Rolfe on the extent of his reading and the catholicity of his taste. His book may be dipped into with pleasure and profit, and...

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Natural Philosophy Popularly Explained. By the Rev. S. Haughton. (Cassell,

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Petter, and Galpin.)—:The elements of statics, hydrostatics, pneumatics, dynamics, hydrodynamics, acoustics, light, and heat are shortly described in this useful book, and we...

Piebald. By R. F. Boyle. 2 vols. (Chapman and Hall.)—In

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spite of its being a ghost story, and of its ending badly, this book is a pleasant one to read, and is worthy of being recommended. We should have liked it better if it had not...

The Shadow on the Hearth. By Mrs. Mackenzie Daniel. 3

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vols. (Skeet.)—Parts of this novel are interesting, but the whole is marred by a wildness and extravagance for which we have to thank the chief male characters. Mrs. Daniel's...

Memorials of a Theological College ; or, Preparation for the

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Church in the Nineteenth Century. (Houlston and Wright.)—This book is so very bad that it is not worth condemning, and the shortest way is to throw it down on the floor without...