21 OCTOBER 1882

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p A.RLIAMENT reassembles on Tuesday, the 24th inst. As the Houses were only adjourned, and not prorogued, there will be no Queen's Speech ; and, properly speaking, all business...

Baker Pasha has submitted his plan for the organisation of

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the Egyptian Army to the Khedive, it has been accepted in i principle, and s published textually. It is a better plan than the one attributed to the Pasha, but still imperfect....

Yesterday week was a day of many political speeches. Lord

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Northbrook and Mr. Fawcett made considerable speeches in Liverpool, while the Duke of Richmond and Gordon and Sir Stafford Northcote addressed a select audience of Scotch...

A furious struggle is said to have been raging in

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the ruling circle at Constantinople. The "fanatics," whom we should call the Conservatives, headed by Mahmoud Nedim, advise the Sultan to demand that England shall fix a date...

The only intelligence from Egypt received this week has referred

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to the trial of Arabi. Having mutinied to expel Europeans, he has demanded European Counsel to defend him from the consequences of mutiny. The demand was backed by the British...

4 : 4 ,* The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in any

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Lord Carnarvon last week told the people of Newbury that

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"three-fourths of tile literary power of the country, and four. fifths of the intellectual ability," were on the Conservative side. A writer in the Tiniest takes the trouble to...

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'Lord Northbrook's evening speech was a defence of the policy

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of the Government, especially in relation to Ireland. He showed the great diminution of agrarian crime, especially of crimes of violence to the person,—which had been reduced...

Mr. Fawcett's speech was notable for its courage in dealing

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lucidly with a rather 'abstract subject,—the socialistic scheme for the nationalisation of the land. To an audience of 4,000 persons, it is not easy to speak effectually on...

If the Radicals are thoroughly loyal, there is evidence that

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'the recalcitrant Whigs are returning to their allegiance. Mr. A. Peel addressed his constituents at Warwick on Thursday, and while speaking somewhat apologetically of his vote...

Sir Stafford Northcote himself descanted on the independence' of the

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Scotch character, and the peculiar suitability of the Con- servative cause to engage on its side that independence of charac- ter, since nothing is more alien to men of...

There is every sign that the Radicals are quite as

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loyal to the Government as they were even in the time of the general elec- tion. At Swansea, this week, Mr. Dillwyn addressed his con- stituents, pointing out the absolute...

At Inverness, the Duke of Richmond and Gordon, assuming his

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position as a great Scotch proprietor and politician, welcomed Sir Stafford Northcote to Scotland, to inaugurate "The Consti- tutional Association of the Northern Counties." The...

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Mr. Parnell's programme, as accepted, binds the National League to

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seek first of all an Irish Parliament, that is, in fact, not Home-rule, but Repeal; secondly, the sale of the land to the tenants by the State, for a price to be paid in...

All the semi-official papers in Paris assert that the President

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will probably not receive the Envoys from Madagascar. They have come to complain of French demands, and it is intended to tell them that their Queen is not Queen of Madagascar,...

A new political movement has broken out in Spain. The

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Liberals of almost all shades think S. Sagasta, though nominally a Liberal, far too reactionary, and have asked Marshal Serrano to be the mouthpiece of their ideas. The Marshal,...

Mr. Childers has hardly had enough credit for his military

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administration, nor should we deny a good deal to that of his predecessors, from Mr. Cardwell to Colonel Stanley. The ad- mirable letter by Mr. Childers to his constituents at...

The Irish National Conference was held in Dublin on Tuesday,

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end was attended by about 800 delegates, half of those invited. The proceeding s were full . of repressed excitement, but were brief, and ended in a victory for Mr. Parnell. He...

The final appointment of Count Hatzfeldt as Foreign Secre- tary

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for Germany—of course, under the Chancellor—may have important effects upon the situation in Egypt. The Count is a favourite with Prince Bismarck, he has been long at...

Lord Plunket has found out that Disestablishment has not injured

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the cause of the Protestant Clergy in Ireland, but saved them from the machinations og the Land League, and that, in fact, Disestablishment has been " over-ruled" for their...

Consols were on Friday 101f to 1011.

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THE TRIAL OF ARABI PASHA. I T would be difficult to imagine a better illustration of the enormous difficulties in the way of Mr. Gladstone, than this discussion about Arabi...


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T HE Conservatives are dispirited, and consequently are picking holes in their Chiefs. We are far from regarding those chiefs as perfect. The Marquis of Salisbury appears to us...

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T HE Times articles on the Closure probably suggested to Mn, Arnold his recent remarks on the English deficiency . in lucidity. They are not the articles of men who take the...

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T "general result of the struggle among Irish Extremists, which ended for the hour in the meeting of Tuesday in Dublin, is, we think, sufficiently clear. Mr. Parnell's Anglo-...

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T HE French Government have evidently determined to Occupy the time during which they are paralysed in Europe in carrying out a policy of Colonial expansion. It is, too, a...

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T HE 13lue-book on the Channel Tunnel ought to dispose of the scheme until the Millennium. When wars have become matter of history, and nations have no longer any motive for...

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J OHN STUART MILL'S assumption, so often repeated by men without his intellectual right to utter an insolence, that "the Tories are the Stupid Party," naturally irritates...

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W E called attention, in a few lines in our paper on "The Magazines," in the Spectator for October 7th, to Mr. Kegan Paul's essay on this subject in the current number of the...

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C ONTEMPORARY art in its public expects may be con. sidered a huge game, in which one side is taken by the artists and exhibitors of pictures, and the other by the great...

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ROLLING-STONE RAMBLES.—I. BY THE AUTHOR OP "A LAZY JOURNEY." 44 D ID you aver see such a winter as this I" asked one sufferer of another. "Yes, last summer," was the answer....

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ANIMAL INTELLIGENCE. [To THE EDITOR Or THE " SPECTATOR."] Sia,-0 wing to my distance from town, my attention has only just been called to your review of my book on "Animal...

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TWO EPITAPHS. I" Memento mori," "Gedenke zu Loben."] "Think of Death !" the gravestones say,— " Peace to Life's mad. striving !" But the churchyard daisies,—" Nay, Think...


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, [To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Slit, — A man of some note among the working-men of London has died this week. It was in the year 1866 ‘ that I first saw Thomas...


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[To THE EDITOR OF' THE " SPUTA TOR."] SIR,—Some of your readers may possibly be aware that a Society entitled the" Society for Psychical Research" has lately been established,...


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SIR, — In an article in the Spectator, October 14th, on Vols. IV. and. V. of "An English Garner," the following lines are quoted from a poem called " Nosce Teipsum" :— " We...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] • Su,--Permit me to correct an error into which the writer of your last week's article on "Interpreters in the East" has fallen. Instead of...

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A SHORT HISTORY OF FRENCH LITERATURE.* A BOOK of this kind, dealing with a large and varied subject within narrow limits, and intended chiefly to subserve educa- tional...

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THE dissolution of the literary partnership recently ter- minated by the death of Mr. James Rice, lends additional interest of a melancholy kind to the remarkable novel which...

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WE suppose that it is essential for controversial books of this kind to have aggressive titles, by way of calling public attention - to their aggressive character,—and this is...

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THE late Mr. Gilchrist's Life of Blake is too well known to need either praise or description on its appearance in a new edition, The book forms one of that small class where...

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Tics first of these stories is a pleasant, quiet tale, in one volume, containing nothing exciting or striking, very slight and unpretentious, not aiming at depth of plot, close...

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The Holiest Manhood, and its Lessons for Busy Lives. By

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Jolla Ellerton, M.A., Rector of Barnes. (Macmillan and Co.)—The unity of purpose, with variety of subject, which arc to be found in these sermons mark them off from the common...

The Burgomaster's Wife, A Tale of the Siege of Leyden.

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By George Ebers. Translated by Clara Bell. (Macmillan and Co.)— This is a novel of the historical order, relating to the famous siege of Leyden, in 1574, when it was besieged...


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The Faiths of the Iforld (William Bhickwood and Sons), a concise history of the groat religious systems of the world, is a series of lectures delivered in the Cathedral or St....

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The Prince of Wales's Garden Party : and Other Stories.

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1 vol. By Mrs. J. H. Riddell. (Chatto and Windus.)—This collection of stories is likely to disappoint Mrs. Riddell's admirers, who have been accustomed to get stronger work in...

Haverfordwest, and its Story. By H. Holdefast. (L. Brigatocke.)— The

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growing importance of Milford Haven as a commercial centre is the author's excuse for compiling this book, which gives a chatty description of the immediate neighbourhood, and...

Faustino. 3 vols. By "Rita." (Tinsley Brothers.)—Aniong the minor sciences,

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none is pleasanter than that which is called " coin- parative folk-lore," and " Rita " has given us, not anything new, but the opportunity for seeing how close is the connection...