25 JULY 1874

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T HE French Assembly has rejected the Casimir-Perier proposi- tion to proclaim the Republic by 374 to 333. It has also rejected a proposal to dissolve by 369 to 344' The...

The Endowed Schools debate has been raging all the week,

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and making the House of Commons as hot morally as physically. We have reviewed the general tenor of the debate elsewhere, but may add here that the ball was opened on Monday by...

The Lord Mayor, satiated with Ministers, Mayors, and foreign Sovereigns,

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has been pleased to recognise Literature and Art by a banquet at the Mansion House. The names of those who attended are not published, the names of those invited being alone...

The debate on the Regulation of Worship Bill was continued

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on Friday week, with the result which we have described else- where, viz., that the Government stands pledged to support a Bill to be brought in next year, to extend the...

The Marshal-President is extremely anxious to pass the new Electoral

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Law, accepted by the Committee of Thirty on Tuesday, the 21st inst. By this law all males in France under twenty-five are disfranchised, all elections are to be by single-seat...

** *The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any case.

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The Prince of Wales gave a fancy ball on Wednesday,

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and the Times of Thursday devoted three columns to an elaborate descrip- tion of the principal dresses worn by both sexes, the general effect being that men nowadays, in...

In reply, Mr. Disraeli laboured to show that he had

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made the Session very busy and fruitful, in spite of the very short notice he had had. The Empire, under the auspices of the new Govern- ment, would not, he hoped, be...

The Ministerial banquet at the Mansion House on Wednesday was

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not very interesting, except in revealing the unsuspected character of flowery and almost Persian poet, which lay hidden beneath the unpretending exterior of the Lord Mayor...

The Dean of Cheater, Dr. Howson, has entered the lists

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as a firm opponent of any relaxation of the law as declared in the Pushes case against the Eastward position of the eelebrant in the Communion Service, on the ground that the...

In the second night's debate, Mr. Gladstone commented most powerfully

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on the inconsistency of the defenders of the Bill in alleging, first, that the old Commissioners could not carry out new principles, and secondly, that there were no new...

A meeting held at the Westminster Palace Hotel on Monday,

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to discuss the best means of defeating Lord Sandon's Bill, gave very fair evidence of the way the wind is blowing in the Liberal party. Hardly a single speaker failed to exult...

Even then the practical debate had hardly more than begun.

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All Wednesday and Thursday the war raged fiercely, first over the clause transferring the reorganisation of the Endowed Schools to the Charity Commission, which was ultimately...

Parliament has voted an annuity of £15,000 a year to

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Prince Leopold, the youngest son of the Queen, and Mr. Disraeli, in moving the grant, took occasion to describe him as as invalid student of " no common order "—which was the...

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Nothing has yet been ascertained about the Hanley Dog.. fight.

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Mr. Greenwood, the reporter of the fight, has visited Hanley, in company with Mr. Colam, the Secretary to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, but has failed to...

Mr. Disraeli, on Saturday last, assisted in opening the new -

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workmen's town, building near Lavender Hill by the " Artisans, Labourers, and General Dwellings Company (Limited)." This Company, of which Lord Shaftesbury is the soul, is...

Dr. Pusey writes an interesting and somewhat pathetic letter to

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yesterday's Times, explaining how powerless he has always been to restrain the excesses of the extreme men of his party, for want even of an Archdeacon's dignity to give him the...

We can form no decided opinion as to the Carlist

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atrocities. 'Spanish civil wars are always stained by crimes, but Spanish accounts of anything are always deformed by exaggerations, and the correspondents at Madrid must rely...

Dean Close would hardly have seemed the man most certain

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to suffer under the Bill " to put down the Ritualists." But he appears to be at present the only certain victim of Mr. Disraeli's reforming zeal. In a letter to the Times of...

The death of Marshal Concha seems to have roused both

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-Carlists and Republicans to new energy, and, we must add, to new acts of violence. Don Carlos has issued a proclamation, in - which he promises not to resume the Church /ands...

Consols were on Friday 92i-92f.

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THE PRFMIER'S STRATEGY. E VERY day's debate on this Public Worship Regulation Bill seems to show more clearly the magnitude of the issues Mr. Disraeli has contrived by his "...

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L ORD BANDON, as everybody knows, is an excellent young man. Everybody who assails the measure with which Parliament has this week been so deeply embroiled,—and all such...

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N INETEEN of the Left Centre have refused more to act on their convictions, and the debate of Thursday, which was to have decided the fate of France, was therefore a miserable...

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I T is, so far as we can perceive, the duty of the British Government to annex Fiji, and the question of our right to annex it becomes, therefore, one of minor importance. Some...

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adopt. THE invisible figure of a dramatic situation often holds the disendowment of the Irish Church was first introduced (in 1868) into the House of Lords, Lord Salisbury...

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M R. FAWCETT, in his striking speech on Monday evening, made incidental reference to the history of a Charity in his own borough of Hackney which is at this moment under- going...

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lUrR. C. IL LAKE, in an able and interesting letter which in we publish in another column, takes up the physiological cudgels for the Neceasarian view of human character,...

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A YEAR or two ago, Messrs. Routledge published a little book professing to teach young women how to dress in a respect- able and even " lady-like " manner on fifteen pounds a...

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IRISH NATIONAL EDUCATION. (To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIRS I venture to think that the animal before which Mr. Murphy says I wish to put the Irish Education cart is not...


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SIR, —I cannot let pass without a protest Sir Edward Strachey's letter in the Spectator of the 18th, where he classes us Irish Liberals with Bismarck and his party. Bismarck has...


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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIR,—In reference to the notice of Dr. Carpenter's "Mental Physiology" in your last number, I may cite a case where, from other causes, the...

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['To THE ED/TOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:') Szn.,—The artist in

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the popular print of the " Gladiators " hair. borrowed the dress, arms, and action of the combatants from one of the bas-reliefs discovered on a tomb at Pompeii, viz., , from...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:') appears to me that there is one feasible though at present untried plan for remedying the domestic miseries complained of by the lady...


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Ito THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. ") SIR,—Will you allow me a word of explanation in reference ttt , your criticism of my essays ? A reader of your article would, I think, infer...


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[TO THE EDITOR Of THE " SPECTATOR:1 Sun,—Being a Relieving Officer, I have read with much interest your review of " The Seven Ages of a Village Pauper." I found some mistakes...


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[TO THE . EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.") Srn,—It is probably owing to a misprint that Horace (in Mr. Octavius Ogle's letter) is made to say " retroque police laudabit,"' instead...

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TJ1Rl SONNET. TO NATURE IN HER. A.SO:RIBED CHARACTER, OF UNMEANING AND .4.‘ToRgAt'PRMTP.ICi VOACB. 0 NATURE ! thou whom I have thought to love, Seeing in thine the reflex of...


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SUPERNATURAL RELIGION.* [FIBER NOTION.) WE give a hearty welcome to this learned and able work. When we add that the conclusion which it aims at establishing is one which we...

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MR. Nom, has given us here much verse that is beautiful, as well as a fair proportion that is not so, but he has not, to our minds, managed to mould his poem into a whole. There...

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(FIRST NOTICE.] ON the 19th of April, 1878, two American gentlemen, Mr.. Schuyler, chargé d'affaires of the United States at St. Petersburg, and Mr. MacGahan, correspondent of...

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title, there has lately been published at Paris the first volume of a work which treats of the Tridentine Synod up to the time of its return from Bologna to Trent. The manner In...

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THE publication of another volume by Mr. Ross Neil is a matter of literary interest. His Lady Jane Grey and Inez showed beyond all controversy that he possesses some of the...

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A History of Booksellers, the Old and the New. By Henry Curwen. (Chatto and Windus.)—If authors suffer many things at the hands of booksellers, they at least can avenge...

won by the lovely grand-daughter, whom he meets by accident.

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The alienated grandfather is taking in the novels of to-day, the place which a few years ago was occupied by the bigamist with the golden locks, and the meek, estimable,...

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Ivan de Biron; or, the Russian Court in the Middle

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of Last Century. . By the Author of " Friends in CounciL" 3 vols. (Isbister.)—Sir A. Helps has been amusing himself, it would seem, by writing in the style of Mr. G. P. R....

Rose and Rue: a Novel. By Mrs. Compton Reade. (Bentley.)—

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The handsome, rich, and high-born gentleman who falls from hid horse, or by the pistol of a highwayman, conveniently close to the farmhouse, where a lovely girl lives in rustic...

The March to Coomassie. By G. A. Henty. (Tinsley).—Mr. Henty

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was " Correspondent " to the Standard, and in this volume he republishes his letters. How many volumes have already been written on this subject, we fear to say. What a task...

Illustrated Games of Patience. By Lady Adelaide Cadogan. (Sampson Low

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and Co.)—Florestan, ex-Prince of Monaco, found, it will be remembered, his principal subject, M. Blanc, proprietor of the gaming-table, amusing himself with "Patience," of which...