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M R. GLADSTONE has replied to the Limerick Amnesty Association that, anxious as the Government are to carry clemency to the Fenian convicts to the furthest limit consistent with...

A meeting was held in the British Hotel, Cockspur Street,

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on Wednesday, and attended both by Lord Shaftesbury and Dr. Pusey, to promote the rather hopeless object of preventing Dr Temple's nomination and election to the See of Exeter....

For reasons which we have endeavoured to explain elsewhere, the

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manifesto has been received by the Parisian revolutionists with cries of rage. It is regarded as an act of treachery, and some of those who signed it, such men as Pelletan and...

This manly and wise declaration of policy does not come

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too soon. At Limerick, where the meeting was held and the memorial issued to which Mr. Gladstone's letter was the reply, the arrogance of some of the crowd, carefully stimulated...

ill,* The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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The North German Correspondent, which is, we believe, the organ

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of the Government of Berlin, endorses a statement originally published in the Cologne Gazette as to the great weight Lord Clarendon has exercised in French affairs. The Emperor...

The Deputies of the French Republican party have been eagerly

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urged to proceed to the Chamber on the 26th inst. and demand admittance, the allegation being that under the Constitution the Emperor was bound to open the Session on or before...

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The Republican movement in Spain has been apparently com- pletely

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suppressed. All the cities except Bejar have surrendered, Valencia in particular having been regularly taken after some hours' bombardment ; the army is victorious "all along...

President Grant has been seriously, though most unjustly, sus- pected

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of complicity in the gold speculation. The keystone of that speculation was a belief that the Treasury would not sell gold without giving notice in the papers. Mr. Fisk said he...

The members of the Free Irish Church have decided three

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points of great importance this week. The Lay Conference has determined that the lay representatives in the constituent body or "General Synod" shall be elected by all male...

The Indian papers are full of gloomy financial statements. According

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to the Times' correspondent, the deficit for 1868-69 alone, which was calculated, apart from extraordinary works, at £1,070,000, will be £2,500,000, the difference having been...

The policy of the Government on the New Zealand question

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is certainly very shabby. We quoted last week from the despatch in which the Duke of Newcastle approved the policy now so bitterly assailed by Lord Granville and with the...

Lord Derby has been dying all the week, and it

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is very likely that he may be no more before these pages are in our readers' hands. The Countess has injured her own health by unremitting attendance on her husband's protracted...

Dr. Temple's reception at Manchester on Thursday (where he attended

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a discussion on the subject of the proposed "Permissive Bill" for excluding drink-shops from any districts where two- thirds of the ratepayers object to them) was a notable...

The Archbishop of Dublin (Dr. Trench) charged the clergy of

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his diocese on Tuesday in reference to the prospects of the Dis- established Church. He approved the right of voting by orders in the Church Body, but disapproved, but without...

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The Queen has agreed, if her health permit, to open

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the Hol- born Viaduct in person on the 6th November, to the great joy of the City, which has, however, resolved to give no entertainment on the occasion. A rumour was circulated...

In the course of his speech, Mr. Grant Duff took

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occasion to repudiate in the most emphatic terms any idea of annexing Northern Burmah, but stated that the attention of Government had been directed to the neglected valley of...

The people of Cattaro are up in arms against the

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Austrian Government. The pretext is the new conscription for the landwehr, the real reason that the Montenegrins behind want an outlet of their own to the sea. They are clients...

Consols were on Friday evening 93i to 931.

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The Bishop of Peterborough (Dr. Magee) made an excellent speech

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to a working-class meeting at Leicester on Wednesday, of which the chief point was that whatever wealth and enjoyments the progress of material civilization might bring to the...

The papers quote an account of an Association which is

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to be formed to watch the Police of London, and prosecute every in- stance of delinquency. We suppose this is a joke, but it pre- cisely expresses the feeling of the public. It...

Mr. Grant Duff, on Wednesday, addressed his constituents at Elgin,

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in a long and striking speech. After his annual review of Continental affairs, in which he contrived to hint an impression that disturbances might arise in France, and a...

Mr. Holt, the Member for North-East Lancashire, spoke at a

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great Conservative demonstration at Newchurch-in-Rossendale on Wednesday, when he carefully coquetted with the Protectionist movement, declining to say that the Lancashire...

Bristol has reduced her death-rate from 28 per thousand to

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22f, saving about 1,000 lives a year. This is due mainly to a system established and maintained by Mr. Davies, an energetic officer of health. Under him are four inspectors, and...

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THE IRRECONCILABLES AND THE IMPATIENTS. T HE Reds of Paris, who are hooting M. Bancel and declar- ing M. Pelletan a Judas, ill-advised as they are and disastrous as their...

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W HY everybody seems to expect Mr. Gladstone to act weakly, and is surprised when he acts,—as he always does,—with strength and pertinacity, it is not very easy to -say. Perhaps...

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T HE Quarterly seems, after a long and curious hesitation, to have finally thrown Mr. Disraeli overboard. In a paper, evidently written either by Lord Salisbury or some one whom...

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T HE only excuse for the agitation against Dr. Temple is the old excuse, that on questions of orthodoxy and heresy men really seem not to understand the meaning of either acts...

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W E wonder if the Duke of Argyll ever swears. Dignified and Presbyterian as he is, he must have felt grievously tempted towards that lawless method of securing mental relief...

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B YRON. T HE Quarterly Review has attacked Mrs. Stowe's story from the side on which we always held confutation—if confutation were possible—to be most probable,—the side of...

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M R. MILL asserts in his book on the Subjection of TVomen that in India women have, on the whole, proved themselves greater administrators than men, and it is undoubtedly true...

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ST. JANUARIUS. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR:1 SIR,-I have just returned to London from the city of St. Januarius, and seeing for the first time your remark in the Spectator...

On Monday we divided ; L. and E. drove to

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Pozzuoli to test the miracle there, while Antonio and I went to the Cathedral again. The Cavaliere was saying mass at one of the side altars when I looked in from the...

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[TO THB EDITOR OF THE ° SPECTATOR...3 Srx,—Sharing as I do both the sympathy and the misgivings which you have expressed with reference to the policy of the Bir- mingham...

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[TO THE Bum OF THE " SPECTATOR:7 Sra,—There is so much tenderness and pathos and piety, as well as so much manifest earnestness and sincerity, in the man Dr. Pusey and in Dr....

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[70 THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR."] SIR,—I rather wonder at the line you have taken about Byron in the Spectator. Surely he was a man made up of contradictions ; there certainly...


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I . TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Stn,—I have read your careful notice of my Reasons of Faith with the attention which it well deserves, and I should have thankfully...


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[The following letter appeared in the Standard of Wednesday last :—] "To THE EDITOR. "Sir,—' The writer of an article in Temple Bar states his disbelief in Mrs. Stowe's...

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(To THE EDITOR OF TEE " SPECTATOB.1 Ste,—The question raised in your issues of the 2nd and 16th inst. as to the election of Matthias ought not to disappear with- out further...


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Sirt,—In your current number you speak, with the respect he merits, of that very remarkable man who bids fair to be hereafter numbered among the goodly fellowship of the...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:1 SIE,—I have just read your remarks on the Irish Lay Conference of last week, and as I was a member of that Conference, and as I value the...


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LORD LYTTON'S HORACE.* MANY readers—translators, actual or intended, almost of them- selves make up a public—must have been waiting with interest to see what Lord Lytton would...

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THE literature which aims at the delineation of real life is of all orders, ranging from the very frontier of the higher poetry to the very frontier of matter-of-fact chronicle...

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MIRY QUEEN OF SCOTS.* ALTHOUGH Mary, Queen of Scots, has

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been dead for nearly three centuries, the narrative of what some writers deem her misfortunes, and other writers her crimes, retains its freshness and interest still. Men...

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THIS is a pleasant and truthful little book, somewhat slight and sketchy, but entirely without pretension and affectation. We doubt if Miss Eden does full justice to some of the...

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M. JULES SIMON'S beautiful little book, recently published, though written, he tells us, thirty years ago, and dedicated to Victor Hugo, is one which has the merit of bringing...

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The North British Review, No. Cl. (Edmonston and Douglas.)—The North British Review commences its second century of issue with a very able number. The article on the "Massacre...

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Gulielmi Shaksperii Julius Ccesar. Latino reddidit Henricus Deni- son. (Parker.)—We

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quite agree with Mr. Denison that translation is very much to be preferred to "what is called by courtesy 'original composition' in the teaching of the classical language." But...

Lectures and Speeches. By Elihu Burritt. (Sampson Low and Co.)

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—We have every wish to be respectful to Mr. Burritt, who has done hie beet to help more than one good cause, has laboured earnestly for freedom, education, and peace, but this...

Love Me for My Love. By the Author of Flirts

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and Flirts. 2 vols. (Bentley.)—There is more than an average amount of merit in this novel, though it is scarcely agreeable to read, and though the story scarcely excites the...

The Dublin Review, October, 1869. (Barns and Co.)—The Dublin should

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take more pains with its politics. The article on the Irish land law is hesitating, abstract, in a word, not up to the mark,—certainly not written by a politician who deeply...

Dr. Harold's Note-Book. By Mrs. Gascoigne. (Longmans.)—This is a volume

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somewhat slight in texture, but pleasantly written, generally developing a fair amount of interest in the plot and of a most unexceptionable morality. Some of them have already...

Early Englund and the Saxon-English. By W. Barnes, B.D. (J.

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R. Smith).—This modest little volume is full of carefully selected and arranged information, which is not rendered less attractive by the peculiarity of Mr. Barnes' style. He...

Lord Austin's Bride. By Rowland M. Ford. (Freeman.)—The title suggests

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to the reader what a few pages will convince him of, that this tale would be appropriately found not in the green-cloth cover of the ordinary novel, but in the more popular...

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Reynard the Fox, in Words of One Syllable. By Samuel

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Phillips Day. (Cassell, Potter, and Grdpin.)—The self-imposed necessity of rejecting all words of more than one syllable, with the exception of proper names, has cramped Mr....

The Magic of Kindness; or, the Wondrous Story of the

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Good Huan. By the Brothers Mayhew. (Cassell, Petter, and Galpin.)—A. boy whom early neglect has rendered a cripple is turned into a giant by the Spirit of Revenge, and resolves...

On a Coral Reef: the Story of a Runaway Trip

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to Sea. By Arthur Locker. (Cassell, Potter, and Galpin.)—This is a thoroughly pleasant boy's book, telling us by its title what we are to expect, and not dis- appointing us. We...