21 NOVEMBER 1868

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Mr. Disraeli has destroyed his partyall over the United Kingdom;

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but nowhere so completely as in Essex, once the most faithful of Tory counties. At the last election but two Liberals were returned for the ten Essex seats. This year the...


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T HE Elections have been going on all the week, and the general result is a triumphant majority for the Liberals. Up to Thurs- day night 439 members had been elected, of whom...

The arrangements made in consequence of the Bishop of London's

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translation to Canterbury are not so satisfactory. The Bishop of Lincoln, Dr. Jackson, a man of considerable admin- istrative power, and the highest character for Christian...

The Yorkshire boroughs exhibit a curious contrast to the Lanca-

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shire boroughs in their votes, probably because the Irish labourers play a less important part there in the competition for work,— while Catholicism is less feared, therefore...

The Glowworm, an evening paper which appears to be an

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organ of the Red party, stated on Wednesday with some show of authority that on the defeat of Mr. Disraeli, Lord Granville will be requested to form a Ministry. The report is...

* * We give this week, as a Supplement, the

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Names of the • * Members returned to the New Parliament for all the Boroughs in England and Wales, Ireland, and Scotland, of which we had authentic intelligence up to the time...

The Bishop of London is to be made Archbishop of

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Canter bury. Dr. Tait is no theologian, but he is the most liberal prelate on the Bench, excepting perhaps the Bishop of St. David's, and not only liberal, but firm, masculine,...

The Opposition has sustained one serious, though we trust tem-

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porary, loss in the defeat of Mr. Austin Bruce at Merthyr Tydvil, where he has been beaten by an ironmaster named Fothergill and a Dissenting preacher named Richards. It is...

Mr. Milner Gibson has lost his scat, quite uncontested at

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the last election, for Ashton-under-Lyne. The probable explanation is the passionate Protestant and anti-Irish feeling to which the notorious Mr. Murphy appealed so successfully...

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The minority principle has worked admirably. Wherever the constituency was

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completely Liberal it has increased the Liberal representation, wherever it was fairly divided, it has enabled the minority to secure a fractional representation. Glasgow, with...

All the leading Adullamites except Lord Elcho and Mr. Lowe

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seem to have come to grief. Mr. liorstuan has been compelled to fly first from Stroud and then from the Falkirk Burghs ; Mr. Laing is believed to have no chance ; Sir E. Watkin...

We must add our strong impression that the exclusion of

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Baron Rothschild, an exclusion we greatly regret, for he is far more of a representative man than half the metropolitan members, was due in part to over-cleverness. Only one...

The French Government is not succeeding in this Baudin affair.

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All the newspapers which publish the subscriptions have been fiued by the tribunal, but the speeches of their advocates are twice as treasonable as the subscription, and are...

The only English Catholics who, as far as we know,

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have offered themselves in the boroughs, Lord Edward Howard at Preston, and Sir John Acton at Bridgnorth, have been rejected,—Lord Edward Howard standing lowest on the Preston...

Mr. Disraeli was retained on Thursday, and made a speech

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to his constituents, in which he almost admitted a complete defeat. It was an apologetic review of his administration. He quoted this election as proof that nothing was to be...

Mr. Gladstone said one thing in his speech at Widnes

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on Monday night which should rejoice the hearts of all his political followers, whatever their faith. " In one sense," he said, " he was not a friend of Protestantism, for there...

The explosion in Merionethshire, where Mr. Wynn has been driven

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from a seat occupied by Tories for generations ; the success of Colonel Stepney,—a man who in his devotion to his party has entered Parliament when nearly eighty years of...

We have not space for Spanish news this week, which,

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indeed, is unimportant; but we have studied it, and wish to record a distinct impression which we have long resisted, that General Prim is play- ing either for a Dictatorship or...

We naturally looked with some interest to see how far

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the change of the borough suffrage to a household basis would alter the re- lation of the show of hands to the ultimate result as taken at the poll. On the whole, we think it...

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Owing to the withdrawal of one million sterling in Imperials

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for transmission to Russia in payment for the Alaska territory, the Money Market has been comparatively firm during the week, and the Directors of the Bank of England raised...

Very few contested County elections have as yet come off.

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In East Kent the Liberals have been defeated, and have lost a seat. In Hertfordshire they have carried two of the three seats and have gained one ; in North Devon Sir Stafford...

We have not forgiven Mr. Hughes yet for leaving Lambeth

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to become a preserve for rich candidates, but we congratulate him heartily on his return for Frome. It was a great struggle, not only between men and masters, but between...

Mr. Mundella's great triumph in Sheffield is the more satis-

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factory, that he has strongly expressed his determination to put .clown all sorts of coercion by Trades' Unions. The Pall Mall Gazelle, which has recently been devoted to Mr....

•• Throughout the week the Standard has continued to assert,

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in the teeth of facts and figures, the triumph of its party. Some of our contemporaries call it unscrupulous, but they are unjust. It does but obey the kindly, if somewhat lax,...

Mr. Butler-Johnstones return at the head of the poll for

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Can- terbury, in spite of his defection from Mr. Disraeli on the subject of the Irish Church, and his avowed wish for its disestablishment, is one of the best signs of the...

Mr. Henry Matthews is probably returned for Dungarvan, hav- ing

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defeated Mr. Serjeant Barry, and will enjoy the inestimable privilege of representing Fenianism on the Conservative side of the House. Mr. Matthews is a man of abilities so...

Blackburn cannot boast of its conduct in this contest, which

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will, we hope, be the subject of judicial inquiry ; but it may boast of its Mayor. He talks broad Lancashire,—perhaps on purpose,— but he is a man who can govern. Eighty...

The rout of the Conservative lawyers in these elections has

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been something unique. The Attorney-General, Sir John Kerslake, has been defeated at Exeter, and his brother, Mr. E. K. Kerslake, has been defeated at Colchester. The...

Nov. 13.

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Great Eastern 441 Great Northern 1051 Great Western 501 Lancashire & Yorkshire 126 London .8 Brighton 501 Lon. & North-Western 112f Lon. & South-Western 81 Nov. 21 Nov. 13...

Nov.13. Nov. 20- , Nov. 13. Nov. 20. Brazilian, tans

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771 781 Russian (Anglo-Dutch) 901 94 Egyptian, 1884 811 en Spanish, 1867 I 341 351 Italian, 1861 44 551 Turkish, 1858 Mexican 151 15} , 1462 I "

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THE PLEASANT SIDE OF THE BOROUGH ELECTIONS. T HERE is a bad side to these Borough Elections, but there is also a good one, and we do not know that it is not for once the more...

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T HAT the first Household Suffrage Parliament has proved itself in the boroughs heartily Liberal and heartily loyal to the great Liberal leader we have just seen, but there are...

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THE NEW PRIMATE. T HE new Primate of All England is

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the one prelate who has officially congratulated the Church of England on that comprehensiveness which can find room at once for Professor Jowett's intense " love of truth " and...

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M R. LOWE'S speech after his election by the London University was very like himself, extremely able, quite independent, very unconciliatory, and full of a rooted dislike for...

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18-11 AND 1868.

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T HE London Elections are over ; the large Conservative minority in the City has regained its representation ; Westminster has shown herself incapable of keeping a great man...

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T HE great majority of county elections will be concluded next week, and we would once more press on the county constituencies the question we have asked so often, why they as a...

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A BISHOP of the English Communion said a few months ago, 11 in a remarkable sermon, noticed by us at the time, and re- published in a recent number of Good Words,* that the...

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T HE tyranny of fashion in dress is no doubt very absurd, but it is not half so absurd as the tyranny of fashion in upholstery. There is some sort of reason for the one, but...

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V ICTOR HUGO has bid hard for his fame,—he has written much and hastily, he has composed in many manners and on all subjects, he has (to use his own sublime kind of phraseology)...

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[TO THE EDUCE OF THE " SPECTATOR:1 Sin,—In your last number you have called the attention of your readers to a passage in one of Mr. Bright's speeches at Birmingham, in which,...


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[To THE. EIHTOH OF THE "SPECTATOR:] Sfn,—A journal like the Spectator may be as severe as it pleases upon those who have the audacity to differ from it, but it should not stoop...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE uSPECTATOR.1 SIR, —In a short notice in the April number of the British Quarterly Review of Vol. IX. of Bunsen's Bibelwerk (" Das Reich Gates and das...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "EPECTATOR.1 Sin,—In the last number of the Spectator strong objection is taken to certain opinions which are ascribed to me, on the evidence of a report...


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THE MORAL REDBREASTS.* Oux pleasure in welcoming our old, old friend in this new and charming dress is considerably diminished by the unwarranted. liberties which the editor of...

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The names of New Constituencies and Members are in italics. The phrase " first elected" refers to the particular constituency in question, and not to the Member's first...

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London: Printed by JOHN CAMPBELL, of No 1 Wellington Street,

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in the Precinct of the Savoy, Strand, in the County of Middlesex, at 18 Exeter Street, Strand; and Published by him at the " Sewer-mit " Office, No. 1 Wellington Street, Strand,...

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THE WOMAN'S KINGDOM.* Oxx, and that the commonest, art of

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the novelist the author of the Woman's Kingdom does not condescend to use. She expends, and warns us that she will expend, no skill on the construction of a plot. There are no...

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THERE la a certaindi fficulty in reviewing the thoughtful and masterly sermons in which Mr. Church has discussed the great problems of the day, how far Christianity and...

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" THERE are," says the Talmud, " who dive into the ocean and bring up a potsherd ;" and the collectors of so-called "gems of sacred poetry" are certainly too often such divers;...

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IF we are to understand the word " homely" ou the title-page of this novel in the sense most often attached to it by people who wish to spare the feelings of others, we may...

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The Chronicles of St. Mary's. By S. D. N. (Masters.)—If

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there are good things in this book. Father Neville 's discourse on natural affections addroaaed to one of the sister's exaggerated notions about self-denial, ttc., is...

The Dervishes ; or, Oriental Spiritualism. By John P. Brown.

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(Triibner.)—Mr. Brown, who describes himself as Secretary and Drago- man to the United States' Legation at Constantinople, gives us in this volume the results of what wo should...

A Handbook of Poetry. By J. E. Carpenter. (Sampson Low

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and Co.)—The sight of twenty volumes of "poetry" which have to be noticed does not dispose us favourably towards a book which describes itself as "A Guide to the Art of Making...


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Popular Objections to the Book of Common Prayer Considered. By E. M. Goulburn, D.D., Dean of Norwich. (Rivingtons.)—Dr. Goulburn probably represents a large class of Churchmen,...