22 JUNE 1867

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There are several gentlemen's names already mentioned as likely to

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be put forward for this new University constituency in the Liberal interest, and we rejoice to learn that measures have been taken to decide the choice of the Liberals between...

We pointed out last week the glaring inconsistency of grouping

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two Universities, one of which was founded on the principle of absolute religious equality, — free inclusion in Convocation of men of all faiths,—and the other of which was...


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T HE Reform Bill is rushing on, and some sanguine persons expect that it will pass within the ensuing week. There are, however, some important details still to be settled, such...

Mr. Laing's motion was defeated on Monday by a majority

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of 8,—or 247 to 239. The motion was strictly Conservative, Mr. Laing's object being to diminish the absurd disparities between the importance and the power of great and small...

The Peers are waking up a little. One reason for

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the bad attendance is that the elder Peers, and more especially Lord Derby, steadily snub the younger Peers, if by intervening in the debate they delay dinner. Lord Shaftesbury...

Mr. Lowe headed the resistance and spoke against the amalga-

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mation with Durham in two very vigorous speeches, the last of them, that of Tuesday, one of the first ability. But he did not stand alone. To Mr. Grant Duff and Mr. Denman was...

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The spirit of militarism, that curious Continental disease, seems just

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now strong in the House of Commons. Certain Comtists, with their prophet, Mr. Congreve, at their head, had prayed the House not to let the soldiery be harsh to Fenians, and...

A telegram is said to have been received in Paris

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announcing the safety of the Archduke Maximilian. Another telegram, dated New York, 12th June, announces, " on doubtful authority," that he has issued a proclamation to the...

Mr. Brasseur, authorized agent for the firm of Langrand, Du-

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monceau, has addressed a letter to the Italian journals, on the contract of the Italian Government with his house, Rattazzi's con- tract, which fell through. The point of his...

It is stated, on fair authority, that Pio Nono contemplates

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a step which will endanger the whole future of Catholicism. He wishes to convert the vast assembly of prelates now gathering at Rome into an (Ecumenical Council, and to declare...

Mr. Disraeli withdrew the proposal to give any Reform Bill

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at present to Ireland on the ground of the political state of the country, last Tuesday, with singularly little apology for leaving Ireland without Reform and with a " hard and...

Lord Amberley's Bill authorizing lectures on Sunday with money taken

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at the doors was on Wednesday defeated, the main argument against it being that it would open the door to theatrical entertainments, and thus to ordinary work. Theatres are much...

The Moniteur this week contained, in its official part, a

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para- graph beginning with this extraordinary sentence, " We omitted to mention the departure of the King of Prunsia,"—which had taken place three days before. The words are of...

A terrible calamity has fallen on the Mauritius. An epidemic

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fever struck the island four months ago, and on 18th May was still raging, having slain 22,000 persons. In Port Louis alone, with its population of 80,000 persons, 11,662 have...

The proposal to vote by voting-papers in any but those

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University elections where the voters are most of them necessarilynon-resident, was defeated on Thursday night by a majority of 38,-234 for, to 272 against it. The best speech...

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The Boundary Commissioners named are Lord Eversley, Presi- dent—an admirable

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selection—Mr. Walter, Mr. Bramston, Sir -John Duckworth, Mr. Bouverie, Mr. Russell Gurney, and Lord Penrhyn. It is understood that Mr. Hastings Russell declined to be one of the...

During the week Home Securities have been very inactive, and,

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after some fluctuation the quotations remain almost stationary. On Monday, Consols for money were quoted at 94-i, f ; and 91*, for the 10th July. Yesterday the price for...

We have commented elsewhere on the shocking revelations made this

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week at Sheffield, but we must add here our deep regret that the Commissioner allowed Broadhead's evidence to be .received. The man, by his own statement, has systematically...

Scotch demons don't seem to be very formidable. According to

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the last accounts of them, they devote themselves to making people faint in hot churches on hot Sundays,—which is certainly a mild manifestation of Satan. Dr. Boner, a Free...

Sir F. H. Doyle has been elected Professor of Poetry

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at Oxford, the other two candidates, Dr. Kynaston and the Dean of Emly, polling an exactly equal number of votes. Sir F. H. Doyle obtained 294, and the other two 203 each. It is...

The closing prices of the leading Foreign Securities yesterday and

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on Friday week are subjoined:— Friday, Jane 14. Friday, Jane 21. Mexican............ Spanish Passives .. .. .. • . Do. Certificates . .. .. • • Turkish 0 per Cents., 1868...

Yesterday and on Friday week the leading British Railways left

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off at the annexed quotations :— Great Eastern.. .. •. Great Northern .. Great Western.. .. Lancashire and Yorkshire .. London and Brighton London and North-Western London...

How little statesmen agree about what we are bound to

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do is , evident from Lord Derby's and Lord Russell's different views, ex- pressed on Thursday. " If France," said Lord Derby, " in violation -of this treaty, should take...

The Committee of Investigation into the affairs of the Brighton

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-and South-Coast Railway have presented their report. The Com- mittee comprises Lord Westbury and Sir Charles Jackson, people who know what they are saying, and they report that...

Peers, and commoners, and almost everybody except our- selves, are

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in favour of the guarantee of the neutrality of Lux- emburg, on the ground that it prevented war, though nobody -quite agrees as to the nature of the obligations it imposes upon...

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THE MENTAL CONFUSION OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. P ROBABLY no living man can recollect a condition of the House of Commons in which the confusion and, so to say, dizziness of mind...

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T HE most wonderful fact about this Reform Bill is, that the majority of those who are carrying it profess the most absolute ignorance as to the goal they expect one day to -...

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SE Riots at Birmingham reveal, not for the first time, THESE new danger and a new want in our social organization. The danger is the presence in our midst of a population not...

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I T is not unnatural, though it is very unjust, that the revela- tions made this week at Sheffield should be considered fatal to the claim of the Trades' Unions to legal...

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M R. AYRTON is a curious example of the power of im- mense Parliamentary knowledge and lucid business- capacity, apparently without any higher qualities, and in spite of some...

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A T last, and not before old evils had become intolerable,. the War Office has set itself seriously to work to re- form the defective administration of the Army. There can be no...

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O F the endless series of scandals about the reigning House o f Great Britain circulated by historians, memoir-writers, gos- sips, and liars, only one has had a long and, so to...

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M OST people have wondered why the criticism of theatrical and musical performances,—by the common admission of all educated persons the most contemptible of all departments of...

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W E have already, in speaking of the Cinque Ports, and

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in our general history of Kentish affairs, referred to the import- ant part played by Sandwich. The first mention of it is in Eddius' Life of Wilfred, who landed here, after...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR, —I concluded my last letter with the statement that the centre of gravity of the whole question of Panslavism (in so far as it is of...

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[To TILE EDITOR OF TILE " SPECTATOR.") SIR,—In your admirable article on the nature of a miracle, you decline to lay down any precise theory, any dogmatic definition, of a...

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MR. ARNOLD ON THE CELTIC GENIUS.* MR. ARNOLD has done nothing in the way of criticism so valuable as this. His attacks upon Anglo-Saxon Philistinism have all been vigorous, and...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] the interesting remarks contained in your current number upon my attempt to clear up the confusion which appears to me to hang about the...

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Da. DOLLINGER is deservedly regarded as the leader of the liberal Roman Catholics. A profound scholar and able theologian, with- out a tinge of controversial bitterness, he...

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Da. LONSDALE is just the man to have undertaken this task. He is a clever writer and a well informed one, and he is gossippy, garrulous, and prejudiced besides. To write a...

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A LITTLE friend of ours, a child of eight years old, lately showed us • a story which she had written (in pencil) " all out of her own head." It may be a capital thing in its...

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IF any readers are to be found who will wade faithfully through this bulky volume, they will certainly be of those favoured few to whom Mr. Aveling may look as realizing the...

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to g se

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says, " of the name of Barrington." After the sermon, Barrington de,.rve as a sketch of the leading features of the period with which it

guide to business men, and condenses in a small compass

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the contents of numerous blue-books. Weights and measures, territory and popu- lation, natural resources and production, trade and commerce, shipping a nd railways, great...

believe, at Trevecca College, settled at Wigan. My chapel was

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built for name (somewhat clumsily) indicates, and much more. It is a complete him. There he instrumentally converted Mr. Roby, who succeeded him edition of the poet's works, and...

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The Life of Edward John Eyre, late Governor of Jamaica.

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By Hamilton Hume. (Bentley.)—In the earlier part of this book Mr. Hume comes forward as a witness to character, arguing that a man who plunged , into deep water before he...

The Political Writings of Richard Cobden. 2 vols. (Ridgway.)-- These

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two volumes contain Mr. Cobden's pamphlets on "England, Ire- land, and America ;" " Russia ;" "1793 and 1853 ;" " What Next and Next ?" and "The Three Panics." Each of them is...

A Few Plain Sermons for Home Reading. By a Curate.

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(Rivingtons.) —The title-page fairly describes the book. The sermons are plain, and they will be found suitable and suggestive for home reading, but they are not worked out, and...

Holiday Excursions of a Naturalist. (Hardwicke.) — The fortunate writer of these

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chapters has roamed over a great part of England and a small part of the Continent, and has looked about him, when his eyes - were not, like Melancholy's, fixed oa the ground....

Begg'd at Court : a Legend of Westminster. By Charles

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Knight. (Chapman and HalL)—In order to spare his eyes while occupying his mind, Mr. Charles Knight has dictated this one-volume story, and begs us to excuse the imperfections of...

Wine and its Adulterations. By J. L. Denman.—Mr. Denman has

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issued another pamphlet on his favourite subject, full of new facts clearly strung together: Of course, his point is that light wines, Greek wines especially, are wholesome, and...

Idols of Clay. By Mrs. Gordon Smythies. Three vols. (Saunders

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and Otley.)—We have no wish to deprive any of Mrs. Gordon Smythies' competitors of their hard-earned laurels, when we state that this novel is without exception the silliest...

Xenophontis Opuscula Politica, Eguestria et Venatica, cum Arrians Libello de

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Venation. Ex recensione et cum annotationibna LudovicI Dindorfii. (Oxonii e Typographico Clarendoniano.) HOMETOU Bios kai Poiemata. Pragmateia historike, kai Kritike upo Ioannou...

Joubert's Thoughts. Translated by George H. Calvert. (Boston, Spencer; London,

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Trlibner.)—After Mr. Matthew Arnold's "Essay on Joubert," most readers will feel grateful to Mr. Calvert for thus present- ing the exquisite thoughts of the French Coleridge in...

The Dark Year of Dundee.. A Tale of the Scottish

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Reformation.. (T. Nelson and Son.)—There are two stories in this volume, both of them Scotch in their language and reforming in their tendency. As containing portraitures of...

A Book on Angling. By Francis Francis. (Lougmans.)—The object of

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Mr. Francis in writing this book has been to condense into one. volume the fullest and most varied information on every branch of angling. He has been collecting his materials...

Dabneny ; or, the Laird's Secret. By Jane H. Jamieson.

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(C. Griffin and Co.)—This is a fair average story, which would be better if the incidents were left out. We have had too much of prior marriages and wives reported to be dead...

The Sophistes and Political of Plato : with a Revised

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Test and English Notes. By the Rev. Lewis Campbell, MA., Professor of Greek in the University of St. Andrew's. (Oxford : Clarendon Press.)—This edition of two of Plato's...

An English Dictionary for the Use of Schools. By John

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Ogilvie, LL.D. (Blackie and Son.)—This sohool *dictionary is an abridgment of Dr. Ogilvie's Student's English Dictionary, and is brief and perspicuous. The pronunciation is put...