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On the 17th September, General Cadorna crossed the Tiber at

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Casale, and demanded admittance into Rome. His demand was refused on two successive days, but on the mediation of the Prussian Ambassador, Baron Arnim, he gave a delay of...

All the French fortresses still hold out, but it seems

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that the defence of Strasburg—pressed by the heaviest artillery, and with two of its outworks captured, and, as it is asserted, a practicable breach made,—draws near to a close,...

The only event of the week within the lines of

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the besiegers at Paris has not been favourable for the Parisians. The attempt to defend the slopes of Sceaux (near Versailles) against the Germans on Monday the 19th,...


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n ig Monday, 19th September, the investment of P aria was com- pleted; and on Tuesday, 20th September, Rome was entered by the Italian troops. So France has for the present lost...

'V The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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NOT10E.—We beg to state that on and after the 1st

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of October the postage of the SPECTATOR Co any part of the United Kingdom will be reduced to one halfpenny per copy. Terms of Subscription (payable in advance), viz. :—One year,...

The Power whose movements are now the chief subject of

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specn- lative news, is Russia. We are told that she will not allow the pre- cedent of an annexation of provinces of German race to Germany, as the same precedent may be followed...

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That Count Bismarck has made up his mind not to

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make peace without Strasburg and Metz, including Alsace and part of Lor- raine, two circulars of his, addressed to the representatives of the North-German Confederation abroad,...

An appeal has been made from the seat of war

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for sufferers who seem to be in even more urgent need of help than the sick and wounded themselves. A Daily News' correspondent, who wrote from amongst the volunteers for the...

The French Government, with all the foreign Ambassadors, has removed

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to Tours, and even there it does not seem to be quite safe. It was stated on Thursday that the Prussians had entered Pithiviers, a town about twenty miles north-east of Orleans,...

The Cabinet broke silence on the war just too late

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for our last impression; and here we would give a hint to the theologians by observing on the clear evidence of original sin furnished by the malignant tendency of...

What is the Prussian home Administration thinking of? Here is

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the celebrated old Democrat, Herr Jacoby, who was so often elected by Berlin, arrested at Konigsberg, and imprisoned "by order," it is said, of "the Council of War," whatever...

The great majority of the German Catholic Bishops (most of

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whom opposed the Infallibility definition) have, as we always expected, given in, and declared the authority of the Council final. There was never any substantial choice between...

Besides what he said on mediation, Mr. Lowe congratulated the

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country very justly on the evidence that Prussia has given that educated troops are not only as good as, but much better than uneducated troops ; and he indulged in pacific...

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Two other addresses besides the President's were of the first

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popular interest. To one, Sir John Lubbock's, on his favourite savages, we have referred at some length elsewhere. The other was Professor Tyndall's, on "The Scientific Uses of...

A good story is told of a little Paris urchin

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who, urged by an English resident to cry " Vive in Rdpublique !" gave the vivat - with all his might. Thereupon the tempter, pulling out two sous, -said, "Now, cry Vive...

It is said that the same M. Rothschild whose villa

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at Ferrieres has been used by Count Bismarck for the negotiations with M. Jules Fevre has enrolled himself among the National Guard of Faris, and is taking of course his full...

Professor Tyndall concluded his lecture by a passage on the

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de- velopment theory, in which he contended that if our traditional view of matter had been Goethe's view, that matter is "the living gar- ment of God," instead of Young's, who...

The British Association broke up last Wednesday, after a session

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which, though it had some of the interest taken out of it by the war, was full of interest. The lucid address of the President, Professor Harley, of which we gave a brief notice...

We are glad to see that the working-men of London

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are beginning to take steps to secure themselves a substantial influence over the mew metropolitan School Board, which will consist, we believe, in all, of sixty members, and...

The controversy as to the conduct of the Prussian Army

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at and after Sedan, in the terrible affair of the burning of Bazeilles, and the subsequent treatment of the surrendered army, has been going on briskly all the week, Mr. Alfred...

Consols were on Friday evening 92i.

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PARIS IN ECLIPSE. L AST week Paris had only just passed into the penumbra cast by the Prussian Army. It was the week of flight. The railways were besieged all day by crowds of...

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W E cannot feel as sanguine as many of our contempor- aries that peace will come to prevent, at the eleventh lour, a siege of Paris. That the Provisional Government, who have...

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—some mortifying repulses She can do this because the question then at issue is a question of the rights of the parties But when you come to speak of mediation after the sword...

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C ORRESPONDENCES respecting Neutrality are becoming the by-play of great wars. No sooner are two belliger- ents in the field than their diplomatists get busy with the neu-...

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T HE amount of subscriptions acknowledged daily by the National Society shows that the country has responded well, and is still responding, to the call which was made upon it....

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T HOUGH for some months there has been much talk in Ireland about the policy of Federation, though a society was formed which exhibited a zealous activity in the distribu- tion...


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S IR JOHN LUBBOCK'S remarkable address at Liverpool on the "social and religious condition of the lower races of man," contains certainly the most complete conceivable proof...

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T HERE is one significant omission in the summary of casualties which a Greek or a Roman historian appends to his narrative of a battle. There is no mention of the wounded. "...

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GERMANY IN WAR TIME. [To THE EDITOR. OF THE "SrEctirolt.1 Cologne, Septeniber 13, 1870. SIR,—" What do Englishmen in general, and readers of the Spectator in pal ticular, think...

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[To TRH EDITOR OF TOR "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—/ send you another letter from the same French friend as one from which you have already published an extract. I think it will speak...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Stu,—As you have admitted Miss Collet's letter, the animus of which is evident, on the subject of the apostacy of Gonesh Sun- dari, I do not...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIE,—The money is not coming in to the Irish Church Body, and some are putting the blame on the lethargy and inefficiency of the body. From...

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FALSELY TRUE.* THERE is a great deal of power in this story ; and not a little of it is shown in the sketches of character, though less, we think, than in the conception of...


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THE VOICE OF NEMESIS TO THE REPUBLIC. THE Empire's dead : in open day France scans with dauntless eyes her fate. But will your nursling freedom stay The swift avenger at your...


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To Him who from eternity, self-stirred, Himself hath made by His creative Word ! To him, supreme, who causeth Faith to be, Trust, Hope, Love, Power, and endless Energy ! To...


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Ott! not when filial voices sung Thy praises in our own sweet tongue,— Not 'mid the stir of English life, Where freedom reigns secure from strife,— Not there I felt the...

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PEASANT LIFE IN SWEDEN.* Tins volume is in substance a

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miscellaneous collection of Swedish customs and traditions, made by an Englishman whose residence in the country has given him ample opportunities for observation. Mr. Lloyd...

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13y some oversight, the first edition of this book passed unnoticed in our columns, and the fact that it has already reached a second -edition may seem a practical refutation of...

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SHERIDAN'S TROOPERS.* Tins book has the merit of being interesting

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to two distinct • classes of readers ; a charming book of adventure for boys satiated -with Captain Ballantyne's narratives, and on the look-out for -something quite as...

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THE Record-Office publications already comprise several docu- ments from the great Abbey of St. Alban's, and we have here the first half of another instalment, the annals of St....

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ALTHOUGH the subject of Captain Townshend's present work is much more hackneyed than the one treated in his Ten Thousand Miles of Travel, Sport, and Adventure, which we reviewed...

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Handbook of the Swahili Language, as spoken at Zanzibar. By - Edward Steere, LL.D. Swahili Tales, as told by Natives of Zanzibar. With an English Translation by Edward Steere,...

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Memoirs of Archbishop Jason and his Times. By the Rev.

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W. H. Marah. (James Parker.)—Mr. Marah is quite wrong when he says that Juxon is "entirely forgotten." On the contrary, his name is par- ticularly well remembered,—is known to...

Ancient Classics for English Readers : Virgil. By the Rev.

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W. Lucas Collins, M.A. (Blackwood.)—Virgil is obviously one of the best of the subjects with which Mr. Collins and his coadjutors have undertaken to deal. We do not speak of the...

Patronymica Cornu-Britannica ; or, the Etymology of Cornish Surnames. By

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R. S. Charnock. (Longmans.)—Dr. Charnock has collected from various sources nearly 1,400 surnames used in the county, for which_ he accounts with unfailing ingenuity. Many of...

Before the Conquest ; or, English Worthies in the Old

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English Period. By W. H. Davenport Adams. (Nimmo.)—Mr. Adams tells, with no inconsiderable amount of help from Mr. Freeman, among others, the story of Alfred the Great, Dunstan,...

Traditions and Rearthside Stories of Iirest Cornwall. By W. Dattrell.

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(Trialener.)—Mr. Bottroll, who calls himself "an old Colt," has collected some curious information, which, however, ho does not arrange in a very- attractive form, and some...

The Student's Flora of the British Islands. By J. D.

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Hooker, C.11_ (Macmillan.)—" The object of this work is to supply students and field botanists with a fuller account of the plants of the British Islands them the manuals...