26 JULY 1873

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The Bishop of 'Winchester (Dr. Wilberforce) died this day week

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an awfully sudden, though in many respects a happy death. He was going down with Lord Granville to Mr. Leveson Gower's, at Holmbury, near Dorking, to meet Mr. Gladstone. Horses...

The Spanish Government has again been changed. The ,Cortes, fearing

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that Pi y Margall was secretly aiding the Irre- .eoncilables, or allowing some of his Ministers to do so, deter- mined to remove him, and he was removed by a vote of 119 to 93....


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W EDNESDAY is not often an important Parliamentary day. It is reserved for the crotchetty people, philanthropists, and theorists, who can get a Member to propose, and another to...

* The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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Lord Westbury died a few hours after his old antagonist.

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Their chief encounter was in the House of Lords, on occasion of the celebrated " Oxford Declaration " that the Scriptures not only "contain" but " are" the Word of God. Lord...

In the midst of all this, the Finance Minister appears

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to have _found some resources, for he telegraphs to the Financial Com- missioner in London that he is sending the funds necessary to pay the coupons on the external debt, and...

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The Duke of Richmond succeeded on Monday night in doing

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a most mischievous thing,—in reopening the question of Purchase in a manner almo-t fatal to discipline. He demanded a Royal Commission of Inquiry into the grievances of officers...

The Duke of St. Alban's was attacked on Thursday in

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the House of Lords by the Duke of Richmond, for bringing the Queen's name into the thick of party conflict at the Nottingham banquet of last week, and did not make matters...

Mr. Gladstone on Monday introduced a Bill enabling the Queen

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to bequeath real property to the Prince of Wales in such a way that he could alienate it at will. He can always do this with personalty bequeathed to him, but some lawyers think...

The new Endowed Schools' Bill is passing through Committee in

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the House of Commons, but seems still to have dangers to meet in the House of Lords. On Thursday, Mr. Hardy made an effort to strike out the clause which treats endowments of...

The German occupation of France will end in a few

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days, Verdun alone remaining in their hands till September.

There has been an alarm as to a case of

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cholera in London, which has proved to be a false one. It was a case in Limehouse, and was due to a blow in the abdomen which caused inflamma- tion. There is no sign of any...

M. Jules Favre's Interpellation on the internal condition of France,

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an interpellation condemned both by M. Thiers and M. Gambetta, ended in nothing. He made a strong speech to show that the Government was Bonapartist, but the Duke de Broglie...

The great dispute in the Building Trade of London is

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at an end. The men asked 9d. an hour for 9 hours' work, and to leave work at 12 on Saturdays, thus claiming 36s. 9d. a week and a Saturday half-holiday. The masters, after a...

The discussion on the proposal of the Commons to merge

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the Ecclesiastical Court of Appeal in the General Appellate Court was taken in the House of Lords on Thursday, and agreed to, though not without modification, the Lord...

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We have received a somewhat acrid reply from Mr. Sidgwick

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to Dr. Appleton's letter of last week in relation to the " Asso- ciation for the Organisation of Academical Study" at the Uni- versities, to which, —as it would tend to prolong...

It is so much harder to rhyme in Greek than

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in Latin, that we venture to print the following very happy rhymed Greek version of the celebrated Lowe Epitaph, by an Oxford scholar. It seems to us a perfect monument of...

Mr. Vaughan, it appears, is going to put down a

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real nuisance, the invention of startling news by boys who speculate in the Globe, sell it at 9 o'clock at night, and charge sixpence for it on the strength of some startling...

Mr. Monsell will, we think, have to modify his new

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decree taxing the transmission of coins, bank-notes, jewellery, watches, and postage stamps. He says they tempt the letter-carriers. Very true, and although we do not see why...

A New York jury has brought in a verdict of

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murder in the second degree against Frank II. Walworth, who will be con- demned to imprisonment for life, and in a few months pardoned. He had killed his father for writing...

Mr. Fitzjames Stephen has issued an address to the electors

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of Dundee, in which he announces himself a cordial supporter of the present Government. He thinks that the measures carried 'by it constitute a strong claim upon the country for...

The Liberals have lost their " Whip" by the death

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of Lord Wolverton, and.the consequent elevation of Mr. George Glyn, M.P. for Shaftesbury, to the Upper House. Lord Wolverton has enjoyed his peerage for only four years, the...

Consols were on Friday 92i to 92t.

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T HE evidence taken before the Committee of Public Accounts - with respect to what is called "the Post-Office Scandal" is now before us, and very curious evidence it is. We...


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THE MANIFESTO OF WEDNESDAY. T HE cry is found, and it is a good cry. Mr. Forster, it is true, spoke on Mr. Trevelyan's Household Franchise (Counties) Bill as a private member;...

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L ORD WESTBURY'S intellect, though it was not backed by that kind of character which is so much more than intellect in political life, is a genuine loss to the country. He was...

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I N the Bishop of Winchester the English Church has certainly I lost almost the ablest, and the most popular of her Bishops. It would be mere affectation in us to write as if we...

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T HIS Election for East Staffordshire will be watched by politicians as anxiously as they can watch anything, under a degree of heat which, if it were permanent, would soon...

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T HE first difficulty in Spanish polities just now is to understand why every party and division of the country and every individual is so deplorably weak. The Carlists keep on...

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T HE question of the wealth of the Royal family has of late years been always turning up in Parliament, and is always settled in one way,—the way the Crown pleases. There is...

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T HE most ancient of the Arts, that of Needlework, has a specially human interest, which comes out strongly in the large and precious collection at the South Kensington Museum....

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THE EDUCATION ACT AMENDMENT BILL. (TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") SIR,-It has been admitted on all hands that Mr. Forster's " Educa- tion Act Amendment Bill," however...

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SIR,—A fortnight ago I ventured to offer one or two reasons why Parliament should hesitate to pass the " Factory Acts' Amendment Bill." Will you allow me space for a few remarks...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THR I SPECTATOR "] Stit,—As I am the oldest member of the Society for Promoting the Employment of Women, and have for several years made a study of their...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF TRH "SPEOTAT08.1 SIR, —I have some practical knowledge of tigers and tiger-killing, and I doubt whether the failure of the native " shikarees " (hunters) to...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF TES " SPEOTATOR.1 Six,—The characteristic letter of your French correspondent , admits of a brief rejoinder. Of all questions of cookery, the- saying holds,...

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" SPEOTATOR."] SIR, —In the interesting article on " Modern Materialism" which appeared in the last Spectator, it is said of the upholder of a cer- tain set of doctrines that, "...


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LITTLE HODGE.* WHEN a book has already reached its thirteenth thousand, it is a little late to call attention to its pages, yet our inadvertent delay in noticing the little...

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THE DOLOMITES.* Mrss EDWARDS exhibits many qualities essential to the

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writing of a pleasant book of travel. She is interested to the point of enthusiasm in the places which she visits, and well informed about them to the point which stops short of...

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HERE are fourteen authors who have, by their spokesman, Mr. Henry Kendall, made a manly protest, in a paper entitled " Men of Letters in New South Wales," against the injustice...

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Tars is a very elaborate monograph, having special interest and value for the Scotch lawyer and the minute student of Scotch history, but, through want of first-rate political...

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IN the preface to the second of these volumes, Mr. Dalgairns tells us that he has " exercised such a supervision as was compatible with his occupations and limited knowledge of...

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W>•; are disposed to quarrel with the title of this volume, and with the announcement which follows it, which declares it to be not only a description of a month in Switzerland,...

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A WEEK or two ago we happened to be present at an animated discussion over a circular which had been sent out by the head master of one of our public schools. It called the...

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Historical Tales and Anecdotes of the Time of the Early

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Khalifiths. Translated from the Arabic, and Annotated, by Mrs. Godfrey Clerk. (H. S. King.)—Those who like stories full of the genuine colour and fragrance of the East should by...

The Crossing-Sweeper; or, a Broken Life. By Felix Weiss. (Grif-

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fith and Farran.)—A former tale by Mr. Weiss was favourably noticed in these columns. The present one was written, as the preface informs us, many years ago, when the author was...


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The Westminster Review. July. (Triibner.)—The Belles Lettres are, as usual, well represented in this number of the Westminster. Nothing, for instance, could be better than the...

4 . * ERRATTIN.—In page 930 of our last number, column 2,

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linos 26 and 27, read, "of Augustus and Hadrian and the worthies who were buried in their respective mausoleums."

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The Wrong Man. By the Hon. Mrs. Alfred Montgomery. 2

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vols. (Hurst and Blackett.)—Might we hazard a conjecture that Mrs. Mont- gomery has become, and was not born, a Roman Catholic ? Such things would ordinarily be no concern'of...

Porrev.—The True Cross : a Legend of the Church. By

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G. J. Whyte- Melville. (Chapman and Hall.) Mr. Whyte-Melville, after a successful career as a novelist, desires, it would seem, to win a reputation as a poet. Some short pieces...