26 OCTOBER 1867

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The Bishop of Gloucester and Bristol (Dr. Ellicott) has gone

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in for the High-Church view of the Church's entire independence of Parliament on all questions of doctrine and faith. The late Episcopal Conference, he said, "did not and could...

According to the latest telegrams the first portion of the

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ex- pedition will be in Abyssinia by 2nd December, and the remainder a month afterwards—rather a late date, even if the weather remains tolerable till June. A writer in the...

Cialdini is in politics somewhat of a dark horse, but

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his " record " is that of a determined Liberal, and in Italy he is believed to be almost "Red." He dislikes Garibaldi, and indeed anything which savours of anarchy, but he is a...

As we expected last week, the evidence of Mrs. Janman

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against Groves, for the murder of the bandsman, APDonnell, has com- pletely broken down, and fifteen out of the seventeen on the coroner's jury expressed their opinion "that the...

Mr. Gilpin made a clever and straightforward, though rather partizan,

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speech to his constituents at Northampton on Monday afternoon, "to celebrate the passing of the Reform Bill," which he did by praising the gift and assailing the givers,...

Since the conclusion of the inquest a man, Samuel Moggeridge,

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has charged himself with the unintentional murder of MiDonnell, and given himself up to justice. It seems, however, that he was under some delusion, due either to hard drinking,...

Ali the King's horses and all the King's men cannot,

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apparently, hold Garibaldi. An entire fleet was stationed round Caprera, but he escaped, according to one account, in an open boat, in which he sailed by night to Sardinia,...


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T HE Italian Government has proved unequal to the situation it had itself created. After a hesitation of some days, Napoleon decided that be could not afford to let France think...

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The West Londoners are getting at last a full hearing

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for their pet and very real grievance, the excessive prices charged by retail dealers. Nothing which rises goes down again. The cattle plrigne is over and sheep are...

The Council of the Reform League is divided against itself

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upon the question of Fenianism. • At a meeting of that body on Wednesday, a letter was read from the President, Mr. Beales, con- demning the Fenian movement as a "sanguinary and...

Mr. Coleridge and Mr. Acland made able speeches at Exeter

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on Thursday evening, the ability of which, however, was chiefly confined to criticisms on the past session. Mr. Coleridge did full justice to Mr. Gladstone. "He has all...

The Emperor of Austria arrived in Paris on Thursday, and

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was well received by the Parisians, who see in him, first, a possible ally ; and, secondly, a capital mode of satirizing their Govern- ment. So they praised him loudly for...

There has been a dispute in the City about the

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Lord Mayor's show. The great merchants want it abolished as a nuisance, and Alderman Allen, who does not see the " dignity " of riding through London in an absurd gilt van, is...

The Parliament of North Germany has abolished all laws against

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usury. The majority of Germans have long been aware that a legal maximum for money is as absurd as a legal maximum for coals or corn, but the landowners have a notion that it...

The Bank of Liverpool stopped on Monday, with liabilities estimated

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at about a million, but the shareholders being fully responsible, a call of 5/. per share has been agreed to, and business will be resumed. The chairman, Mr. Banner, Made an...

Mr. Ducane, Civil Lord of the Admiralty, addressed the Hinckford

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Agricultural Club, North Essex, on Tuesday. He had not much to say, though he said it in a sprightly manner. He affirmed, of course, that Reform had been carried on the old...

There has been a somewhat serious riot in Penang. Two

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of the Hoeys, or Trades' Unions, quarrelled some time in August, and at last descended into the streets to fight it out with muskets. The Government objected, but the Chinese...

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We print with great pleasure in another column a very

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frank and manly letter from the Bishop of Argyll and the Isles, explain- ing why he objected to sign, and why ultimately he consented to sign, the Lambeth Encyclical, though it...

The dealings in National Stocks this week, both for money

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and time, have been only moderate ; nevertheless, the quotations have had an upward tendency. On Monday, Consols were done at 93f to f ; yesterday, they closed at 94f to f....

Dr. Gray, the " lion-hearted " Metropolitan of Cape Town,

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as he is now so often termed, has had a paper war with the Times, completed last Saturday, in which we need scarcely say that the Bishop got very much the worst of it. It was...

Though the Episcopal Conference decided that, on the whole, it

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was too ashamed of its discussions to publish the report which had been taken of them, from one source or another a good deal -of information on the subject gradually creeps...

Yesterday and on Friday week the leading British Railwaia left

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off at the annexed quotations :— Great Eastern.. Great Northern .. • • Great Western.. Lancashire and Yorkshire London and Brighton Loudon and North-Western London and...

The November meteors are to be most brilliant this year

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in America, on the night between the 13th and 14th of November. It seems that the American display of celestial fireworks takes place usually the year after the European, the...

Mr. Clay, Member for Hull, in a speech to his

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constituents, in which he warmly supports the Reform Bill and his own course in joining the Tea-Room party, strongly advocates national education. In a previous speech, however,...

The closing prices of the leading Foreign Securities yesterday and

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on Friday week are subjoined:— Friday, Oct. 18. Friday, Oct. 25. 14} .. 15 18/ 19 161 lot 60 611 621 04 68 621 Mexican Spanish Passives Do. CertXioatee Turkish 6 per Cents.,...

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NAPOLEON AND ROME. T HE only probable explanation of the series ,of incidents which we call the "Roman crisis," is the one lying upon the surface. A dozen other explanations are...

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NV E are not disposed to expect that Lord Derby will pay any very anxious attention to the views of the Spectator on the -considerations which should govern the choice of a new...

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S IR STAFFORD NORTHCOTE'S last speech in Devon has scarcely attracted the attention it deserves. It was full of important information, and pervaded by a spirit which we are...

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E wonder whether the Rouen Chamber of Commerce, when it invited other Chambers abroad to enlighten France on the present depression of her trade, really harboured a single doubt...

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W E have had enough addresses to constituents, especially from Liberals, this week, to furnish a great debate in Parliament, but we cannot say that any of them seem to us...

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T HE outburst of loyal enthusiasm throughout Austria which has followed the Kaiser's snub to the Bishops, is perhaps the most significant event of an eventful year. It' means...

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were, at least in the first years of their re-adop- tion in society, a " note " of the anti-disciplinarian, anti-repres- sive school. It is clear that, in one respect at least,...

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W E do not know that we ever saw in any review, or magazine, or newspaper an article quite so good as the one on the Talmud in the new number of the Quarterly. How should we?...

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I T must be a source of much regret to all interested in the prosperity of our fisheries that Mr. John' Mackie, of the Northern Ensign, Wick, has not only made up his own mind...

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[Facial A CORRESPONDENT. A Maar has bsen taken from the Episcopal Bench during the last week of whom we should like to say a few words. Dr. Loiusdale will not be remembered by...

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W E now arrive, in the course of our historical sketches, at the Metropolis of the British Empire—for we employ the term LoNnoet in its widest, and not in its restricted and...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] Sru,—I but ,saw your paper of the 5th inst. yesterday,—that in which you ,express surprise at my having signed the late Address from...


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[ro THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Stn,—Allow me first to thank you for two very fine papers which appeared in last Saturday's Spectator on "The Dark and * Much light on tho...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sin, —I have just read the two articles on the "Future of Human Character," which appear in the current number of your journal. I have not...


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[To THE EDITOB OF THE "SPECTATOR."] cordially agree with the tone the Spectator has adopted towards the late Pan-Anglican Conference, and with the views expressed regarding the...

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MR. BUCHANAN'S NEW POEMS.* Tars book, by its ornamental appearance, excellent engravings, and somewhat premature birth—it is dated 1868—would seem to • be one of the candidates...


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IN WATERLOO PLACE, BY BARON MAnocnerri.] WANDERING o'er our dreary pavements, lounging down our dingy streets, What black images of heroes every now and then one meets ; Grim...

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BIRDS OF PREY.* EVEN from the author's own point of

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view,----usually the fairest, for it is unjust to blame a book for not being what its writer never intended it to be,—this is a poor story. The theory of the sensa- tional...

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Mn. PARRIdAli has done ample justice to his subject. Candid and impartial, with an insight into character unclouded by any mists of prejudice, he has succeeded in bringing...

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Tim majority of symbolic usages and implements have been devised for practical purposes, and have become symbolic from the popular mode or fashion - of looking at them. It is,...

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The Adventures of a Griffin on a Voyage of Discovery. Written by Himself. (Bell and Daldy.)—This is a pleasant, lively book of travel, taking us in an exploring ship to Madeira,...

The Romance of Charity. By John de Liefde. (Strahan.)—This is

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a condensation of the author's Six Months Among the Charities of Europe, and presents the more generally attractive features of those establish- ments. We have read it with...

The Doom of the Gods of Hellas, by Arthur H.

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W. Ingram (A. W. Bennett); Me/usine and other Poems, by Edward Yardley (Longmans); The Light House, by Thomas Bradfield (Elliot Stock); Erdline the Arctic Explorer (W. Kent and...

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Domestic Management; or, Hints on the Training and Treatment of

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Children and Servants. By Mrs. Charles Doig. (W. P. Nimmo.)—This is an excellent book of its kind, a handbook to family life which will'do much towards promoting comfort and...

The Ordinance of Levites. By James Suter. (W. P. Nimmo.)----

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A quaint book, which is not likely to be read by any who do not wish to make fun of it. Mr. Suter suggests that one in every twenty of the population, rich or poor, should be...

Exercises in idiomatic ha lion, through Literal Translation from the

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English. By Maria Francesca Rossetti. Aneddoti Italiana (Key to the above Exercises), One Hundred Italian Anecdotes from 11 Compagno Passeggio Campestre. Selected by the Same....

Maya Papers about Paris. By Henry T. Tuckerman. (Low, Son,

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and Marston.)—As the title of this book implies, it contains some map- sine papers on the subject of the French capital. On such productions, when they appear before us in a...

Sermons from the Studio. By Maria Sibree. With an Introduction

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by the Rev. T. W. Aveling. (Jackson, Watford, and (Jo.)—The title of this volume is inappropriate ; the introduction is calculated to mislead the reader. The connection between...

Distinguished Englishmen: a Series of Biographical Essays. By the Rev.

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E. Hall. (Kent and Co.)—We are not acquainted with the Christian Ambassador, from which these papers are reprinted, or with the editor of the Ambassador, who has supplied them...

A Peep at the Pyrenees. By a Pedestrian. (Whittaker and

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Co.)— One of the few things that struck us in this record of French travel was a sample of the English spoken in Germany and Switzerland. Not that the little book is empty,...