22 APRIL 1882

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Sir Stafford Northiote behaved more than well in this debate,

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—with great 'dignity, statesmanship, and good feeling. Appre- hending rightly that the Government would not support the Circular, and that the effect rnight be to weaken the...

*** The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuecriptin any ease.

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A VERY serious debate arose in the Commons on Thursday on a circular, said to have been issued by the Police Inspector of Clare. The circular, the text, of which is given...

No other speech of any importance was made till the

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evening, : after Lord Salisbury's and Sir Stafford Northcote's departure, when Lord Sandon delivered a regular oration on the old Jingo . li nes,—on the iniquity of letting...

There was a final demonstration at Lwerpool.yesterday week, when Lord

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Salisbnry,'addressing the Junior Conservative Club , recently opened by his eldest son, Lord Cranborne, 'who is president of the club, expressed his belief that times were,...

Mr. Charles Robert Darwin, the most eminent of the scien-

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tific naturalists and thinkers of this planet, died on Wednesday afternoon, in his own house at Down, after a short illness of only about twenty-four hours, from some affection...

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The trial of Roderick Edward MacLean for high treason, for

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firing a pistol at the Queen, on March 2nd last, at Windsor, took place before the Lord Chief Justice and Mr. Baron Huddle- ston on Wednesday, at the Reading Assizes, and ended,...

Mr. Ashton Dilke, on Thursday, moved the second reading of

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a Bill providing that the expenses of elections should be thrown upon the ratepayers, and that, when a successful can- didate was supported by less than half the electors, there...

The Redcar Conservatives must have had sufficient experi- ence of

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the use of language as an offensive weapon (to Liberals) in the demonstration of this day week, when Lord Zetland thought that in dealing with the land of Ireland the Govern-...

Sir Drummond Wolff on Tuesday brought up the old story

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of the negotiations between the Government and the Vatican in a new form. He moved a resolution which assumed the existence of communications between her Majesty's Minis- ters...

Lord Selborne deserves no little credit for his admirable reply

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to Mr. Sumner, who had written to him to know whether Mr. William Hardman, Chairman of the Surrey Quarter Sessions, and Recorder of Kingston-on-Thames, could be regarded as the...

Mr. Marriott addressed his constituents at Brighton yesterday week, in

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a speech in which lie tried to justify his desertion of his party on the subject of the Closure, and to justify his attack on Mr. Chamberlain. On the first head, what be had to...

The Austrian Government reports the suppression of insur- rection in

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Bosnia-Herzegovina, but it does not propose to reduce- the very large force posted there in garrison. On the contrary,. it desires so strongly to keep that garrison intact, that...

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A letter to the Times of Tuesday, written by Mr.

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Booth, "the General of the Salvation Army," and dated "Head - quarters, 101 Queen Victoria Street," is remarkable for the evidence it seems to afford that a new sect of very...

Why should not all questions be put on private Members'

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nights P The practice would be a capital test of the sincerity of obstractives, while serious questions could be answered just as fully. As it is, the Government loses four...

The Fishmongers gave a grand banquet on Wednes- day, presided

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over by the Prime Warden, Mr. W. S. Shoo- bridge. The chief speakers were Lord Fortescue, Mr. Goschen, and Lord Sherbrooke. Lord Fortescue, having taken advantage of the toast...

We regret to record the death of Sir Henry Cole,

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so well known for his efforts to found in South Kensington a Museum of Science -and Art. Originally a civil servant and second-class htterateur, he had the good-fortune to...

A biography of M. de Giere, the new Foreign Minister

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and Vice-Chancellor of Russia, has been published in the Times. According to this, he is sixty-one years old, of Swedish origin, though by training entirely Russian, and has...

Consols were on Friday 101: to 101

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A very extensive series of frauds has been discovered in

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the North of England. Three or four confederates, behind whom a clever lawyer is supposed to stand, have for some time past kept offices in Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield,...

Lord Sherbrooke,in answering for the Universities, responded only for two

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of them, ignoring altogether the University of London, though he occupies a distinguished place in its Senate. He warmly eulogised the changes made iu the final class list at...

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LORD SALISBURY ON THE FUTURE OF CONSER- T HE speech which Lord Salisbury delivered at Liverpool on the last day of the Conservative festivities,—the speech, we mean, in which...

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T HERE have been few episodes in history so exciting, so. continuously dramatic, as this duel between the Russian Czars and the Nihilist Secret Committee, which has now lasted...


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T HE debate of Thursday on the conduct of the Irish Police will do more to weaken public confidence in the present method of administering Ireland, than anything which has yet...

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W E confess to a certain discontent with the attitude of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland. ThEi diffi- culties of her managers are most serious, but we cannot but think that...

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O N Wednesday last, the anniversary of Lord Beaconsfield's death, many of his admirers, in Parliament and at the West End, displayed primroses,—Lord Beaconsfield's favourite...

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B Y the death of Charles Darwin, which occurred on Wed- nesday, England has lost the most original, as well as far the most celebrated, of modern men of science,—the one man...

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W E trust the swindlers now under examination in Man- chester and Birmingham are not "constant readers " of the Spectator. It looks as if they were. Certainly, they have taken...

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E LECTRIC LIGHTING is so interesting, and still so little understood, that we publish the following account of the various systems, though it is more fitted for the columns of...

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THE TRUE PRINCIPLE OF TENANT-RIGHT. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—"Under ordinary circumstances, I would not ask you to allow me in your Columns to comment on your...

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I To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. ") SIR,—The interest you have shown in Dean Plumptre's proposed Eirenicon, and your severe, though friendly criticism, tempts me to plead, by...


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[To THE EDITOR OP THE " SPECTATOR. " ] Sin, —The letter of your correspondent in last week's Spectator is more ingenious than convincing. It is surely useless to say that the...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. " ] SIR, - I have read with interest the correspondence in your columns under the above heading. The letter of "H. M. D.," of April 8th,...

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IDYLLS OF THE " ILIAD."—VI. LYCAON. Down from the crags of highest Pergamus, In broken lines of tillage, eastward sloped King Priam's orchard ; where through frequent rocks The...


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SPECTATOR. " ] Sia,—As Mr. Herford not only misquotes the words of my former letter to you (making it appear that I wrote a sentence which is neither grammar nor sense), but...


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THOMAS CARLYLE.* [SECOND NOTICE.] THERE can be no manner of doubt that Mr. Froude has donee his work admirably, nay, if anything were perfeet, perfectly. The biographer is...

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EDITIONS DE LUXE.—FIELDING- AND DICKENS.*: THESE volumes are what publishers

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call " editions de lwce," the English tongue being, we suppose, inadequate to express the attractions of works so beautifully "got up." It is, perhaps, scarcely necessary to...

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AN AMERICAN LIFE OF VOLTAIRE.* As a life of Voltaire,

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this is a very unsatisfactory performance. As a book about Voltaire to be dipped into, much as one dips into a volume of ana or an encyclopaedia, it may, by a good- humoured or...

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of the Clarendon Press, are alike to be congratulated on the production of the first systematic collection of Greek Inscriptions that has appeared in English. Ground was broken...

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A BOTANIST ON EVOLUTION.* THE unpretending little volume which we

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would introduce to our readers, whatever may be said against it, is, at all events, not the result of superficial knowledge, or of interested study. Dr. Gray is, we believe, the...

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THERE is more plot in Mr. Payn's latest novel than there was in its immediate predecessor, A Grape from a Thorn, upon whose heels it treads with surprising closeness. For Cash...

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Two on a Tower. By Thomas Hardy. Part I. (Triibner and Co.) —We are anxious to draw the attention of such of oar readers as do not object to making acquaintance with stories by...

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Notes on the Canons of the First Four General Councils.

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By been done for some years past by successive occupants of the Chair of Ecclesiastical History at Oxford. Professor Bright, who edited the text of the Canons, some four or...

NEW EDITIONS. — An Exposition of the Creed. By John Pearson, D.D.

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; revised and corrected by the Rev. Temple Chevallier, B.D. ; a new edition by the Rev. Robert Sinker, B.D. (Cambridge Uni- versity Press.)—This handsome octavo of nearly eight...