24 MAY 1873

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TILLERS is again the centre of European interest, and this — 1 1 the gallant old man well understands, and buckles himself to his task of ruling the waves of French political...

The battle began yesterday with a debate on M. de

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Broglie's interpellation, which has been already signed, it is said, by 315 deputies, in which the Government is told that, "considering that the gravity of the political...

Lord Salisbury defeated the scheme of the Endowed Schools' Commissioners

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for the reorganisation of King Edward's School, Birmingham, on Monday, by getting an address voted to the Crown asking Her Majesty to withhold her consent from it. his arguments...

The Assembly met in a very excited state, and the

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Right nucceeded in appointing 14 Right or Right-Centre Presidents for 14 out nf the 15 Bureaux, and in re-electing M. Buffet President of the Asset:ma 7 by 359 votes against...

The trial of the Claimant approaches its crisis. On Tuesday,

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the reading of the evidence in the former trial having been con- cluded, the Crown proceeded to call witnesses to prove that the person named in Australia and elsewhere "Castro,...

The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any case.

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The Irish Juries' Amendment Bill, introduced by Lord Hart- ington

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into the House of Commons, will not do what so many The Irish Juries' Amendment Bill, introduced by Lord Hart- ington into the House of Commons, will not do what so many people...

On Thursday night Mr. Stansfeld carried without a division the

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second reading of his two Bills,—his Rating Liability and Valuation Bills,—of which we gave some account last week. The discussion on the Bills was extremely vagrant and...

Mr. W. Fowler moved on Wedne&day for the repeal of

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the Contagious Diseases' Acts, when a debate ensued, remarkable for the strength of the assertions on the opposite sides, and the apparent firmness of conviction with which...

The Committee proposed by the Government for receiv- ing the

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evidence of the Iris t National Board of Education as to their dealing with the O'Keeffe ease consisted of Mr. Cardwell, Mr. Gathorne Hardy, Mr. Whitbread, Mr. Bourke, and the...

The Ashantee war is likely, we apprehend, to become a

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some- what unpleasant question, and the line of defence taken by the Colonial Office on the subject is not of a kind to propitiate opinion, which does not like to hear a public...

A dismal story comes this week from a dismal region,

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from "the realms of the Boreal Pole," whither the Americans sent two years ago the ship Polaris, built and baptised for a service which still fascinates the souls of modern...

A rather unprofitable discussion took place on the Navy Esti-

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mates in Committee on Tuesday, Sir James Elphinstone leading the attack on Mr. Goschen in a speech which began with the allegation that, as we have no vessels fit to protect our...

Mr Miell introduced his resolution condemnatory of the Established Churches

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of England and Scotland on the evening of yesterday week, too late for our last impression. With his usual magnanimity in dealing with this subject, Mr Miall touched but lightly...

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Mr. Vernon Harcourt, in a very impatient House, insisted, with

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his usual tenacity of purpose when he has anything ad captandum to say, on pointing out that religious equality, as interpreted by Mr. Miall, would repeal the law of Settlement,...

The Examiner of last week had no less than fifteen

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distinct and individual tributes to the merits, personal, philosophical, scien- tific, and otherwise, of the late Mr. John Stuart Mill, of which Mr. Thornton's reminiscences of...

The Australasian Customs' Bill passed through Com- mittee in the

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Lords on Tuesday, intact, though Lord Grey continued his homily on the dogma that Free Trade is an article binding on the faith of all the Parliaments of the Empire. If so, the...

We call attention with pleasure to the letter of Mr.

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Spaight in another column, vindicating the populace of Limerick from the charge made against it of rather barbarous behaviour on the occasion of the recent visit of Lord and...

The Debate has published some very . curious letters which have

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been discovered from the great Marquis Mirabeau to a M. Reybaz (a Genevese, born at Nyon, in the Pays de Vaud, in 1737), in which Mirabeau admits continually that AL Reybaz was...

After a short speech (interrupted by cries of "Divide ")

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from Mr. MacLaren, who seconded the motion and main- tained that the Voluntary system was much more productive of energy and zeal in Scotland than an Establishment, in proof of...

Consols were on Friday 93-i to 91.

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• THE SITUATION IN FRANCE. F RANCE, whether in weakness or in strength, is certainly as much as ever the heroine of the story of the political life of Europe. The great new...

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T HE Government has hitherto scraped through the Session since its defeat upon the Irish University Bill about as well as "could be expected." It has not escaped supple- mentary...

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N O positive and unquestioned information has yet been received to confirm the statement that Khiva was captured by the Russians early in May. A bald contradiction, unsupported...

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T HE prospect of a dissolution has had a somewhat depress- ing influence on Mr. Miall's "favourers." No doubt last year his demand for inquiry was supported by a few votes,—...

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the lot of the honest Dissenter who objects to an

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establish- frightful responsibility to delay passing it, when the delay may ment and the honest Churchman who desires it. The National be the cause of an agonising death to...

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W HATEVER may be the fate of the Lord Chancellor's Bill for "the simplification and security of the title to land, and for facilitating its transfer," the introduction of the...

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GRAY. - T HE monopoly of that mysterious subject which in the French phrase "La Femme" seems to mean something different from and more than it means in the English phrase...

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1T11° will be the next Pope ? We are not alone in putting this question, and there are a great many persons con- siderably more interested in the answer than we are. At the...


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THE CHURCH AND THE CLERGY.—VII. [TO THB EDITOR OF THE "SPEOTATOR:] SIE, —Out of consideration for you and your readers, I must bring these reflections on the influence of the...

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170 THE EDITOR OF TRH "SPEOTAT011.1 SIR,—As you have brought this subject so prominently before your readers, in a leading article last week, I venture to send you a short...

[TO TRH EDITOR OF THS"SPECTATOR."] SIR,—I have read with great

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pleasure and interest the letters of your correspondent "A." on the "Church and the Clergy." As one of the clergy, I fully acknowledge the force and truth of much which he has...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Zut,—There is a curious coincidence worth noting between the -circumstances attending the production of the now famous bur- lesque at the...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—" A Very Poor Clergyman" seems to be niisinformed as to the subject he writes about. No fee whatever is paid to the -clergyman for the...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.'] SIR, —There is a short review in the Spectator of 10th May of M. About's "Handbook of Social Economy," which contains the follow- ing...


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SIR,-1 trust you have seen in the Times my denial of the grossly-exaggerated account it gave of some insignificant demon- strations of disloyalty during the visit of the...

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A CLASSICAL NOVEL.* Tins is a classical novel, or, more strictly, a classical romance, and there is some force and fairness in the consideration that, since the subject is...

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LA. MERE ANGELIQUE.* THERE are few things more interesting to

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the student of history when following up to its source some movement of modern thought, than to trace out the side-streams which have contributed their waters to the growing...

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THI8 work, which purports to be a sequel to the History of Sign- Boards, might more appropriately be called a Dictionary of London Clubs, Coffee-Houses, and Taverns, for under...

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a subject of real interest to Englishmen, in spite of the pro- verbial determination of their representatives in Parliament never to attend to, or even at, an Indian debate. The...

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Mn. GILBERT can do better work than this. Of course, if his object has been to show what kind of novel we might expect at the hands of a feeble-minded, vain woman,—if, with...

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THE INTELLECTUAL LIFE.* Ma. HAmEnToN has written a book which

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peculiarly illustrates his own views of intellectual life. It is clear, careful, thorough, dispassionate, and disinterested. We use " disinterested " in his own sense ; that is,...

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Essentials of New-Testament Study. By W. E. Little wood, M.A.

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(Long- mans.)—This is a very complete book of its kind. A brief account of the MSS. of the New Testament, and of each writer, with the special and distinguished characteristics...

The Childhood of the World: a Simple Account of Man

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in Early Times. By Edward Clodd, F.R.A.S. (Macmillan and Co.)—Mr.Clodd's little book is a first essay in a work which will have to be done. Children will have to be taught about...

Republican Superstitions. By Moncnre D. Conway. (H. S. King.) —The

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title-page adds, "as illustrated in the political history of America." Mr. Conway's readers, therefore, will not be surprised to hear that the superstitions which he denounces...

Effle's Game. By Cecil Clayton. 2 vols. (H. S. King.)—This

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is a simple, pretty love-story. Effie and her sister Constance go to live with a bachelor uncle, who has a general's command in Portsmouth. Constance'e fortunes are easily told....

The Autobiography of a Cornish Rector. By the late James

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Haruley Trogenna. 9 vols. (Tinsloy.)—Why arc we not allowed a word of preface or introduction to tell us something about "Janice Hawley Tregonna "? We are haunted with a doubt...


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The Fool of Quality ; or, the History of Henry, Earl of Moreland. By Henry Brooke, Esq. Newly revised, with a biographical preface, by the Rev. C. Kingsley. (Macmillan.)—Most...

Our readers will have observed that through an un- fortunate

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mistake in printing the extract from the Life of Mr. Grote which we gave in our last number, the evidence as to the early date of M. Thiers' conviction that a republic had...

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Musical Criticism and Biography. From the writings of Thomas D.

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E tton. Selected and edited by his Son. (Longmans.)—Here we have a volume of papers, essays, reviews, itc., some of which have not before been published, forming altogether a...


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EXHIBITION IS NOW OPEN, 5 Pall Mall East, From 9 till 7. Admittance Is, Catalogue 6rL ALFRED D. FRIPP, Secretary. T HE CROCKFORD'S AUCTION HALL COMPANY (Limited). Nos. 50, 51,...