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It is evident that the revolution had been long carefully

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planned. The Times' Paris correspondent had given many by no means enigmatic hints of what he expected in his letters of last week. For instance, in one dated on the very day of...

How far the revolution has really spread it is not

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by any means easy to ascertain ; that Cadiz and Seville are in the hands of the insurgents seems pretty certain. It is said that Cordova had joined them, but had been regained...


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T HE "dumbfounded Spaniard" has risen again,—let us hope not to subside this time till he has laid the foundations of a government so liberal and strong, that even in Mr....

Dr. Milman, the Dean of St. Paul's, and author of

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the scholarly, liberal, and wise, though it may be to some extent colourless, his- tories of the Jews, and of Christianity, is dead, after a serious illness of about a week. He...

We have a little additional information via Panama and St.

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Nazaire of the fearful earthquake in Peru, and, oddly enough, there is nothing in it to confirm the intelligence given by the first Atlantic telegram that Ecuador suffered much...

Lord Carnarvon broke the terrible monotony of agricultural meetings very

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appropriately at Newbury on Tuesday, by telling his audience something of the terrible earthquake force, from which England is so free, and which so suddenly swallows up not...

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Mr. Disraeli is evidently anxious to do all in his

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power to obliterate the bad impression caused by appointing so incapable a man as Lord Mayo to govern India, by showing great prudence in his more recent recommendations. Since...

Captain Shemrd Osborn has put out an admirable address for

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Birkenhead, which he is going to contest with Mr. Laird. He is a true Liberal and Gladstonian, and maintains, as a naval officer who has studied the subject minutely, that naval...

The fruits of the attempt of the Georgian planters to

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exclude the negroes from the Legislature and to keep them in their old subjection have been a serious riot at Camilla (reported by Atlantic telegraph) between white " Democrats...

Of course there cannot but be some anxiety as to

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the part Napoleon will play towards Spain. He cannot wish to have a great republic just now set up in his immediate neighbourhood, and yet he cannot wish to interfere actively...

A disgraceful scene took place yesterday week in the City,

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where Brother Ignatius (the Bev. J. L. Lyne) had been preach- ing. This gentleman has preached on previous Fridays on the sins peculiar to the City, and seems especially to have...

Mr. Stansfeld made a remarkable speech on naval expendi- ture

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at Halifax last Monday night. He pointed out that when Sir John Pakington came into office, he immediately, as has been his wont, made a great flourish of trumpets about the...

So also is the King of Prussia's speech at the

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Hamburg Bourse, where he said very peremptorily, and we must say rather arbi- trarily, "The language I have already used at Kiel should have been accepted as a most emphatic...

Much has been said this week of a supposed" flank

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movement" meditated by Mr. Disraeli on the Irish Church question. It is asserted, in one of the letters to the Scotsman, that Mr. Disraeli will propose complete...

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The charge against the Llanddulas stationmaster, Samuel Eaton, has brought

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out the fact that, but for the escape of the petroleum trucks, there would have been no danger of collision, as had pre- eriously been supposed. The danger signals were properly...

Mr. Fawcett has sent to the Liberal papers a very

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just and temperate defence of Mr. Odger, the working-class candidate for Chelsea, against an attack in the Pall Mall of yesterday week, so furious, and,—what is exceedingly rare...

The veterinary surgeons are proving very satisfactorily in the Times

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that a dog's bite is just as dangerous at one time of the year as at another, and may occasionally produce tetanus, like any other bad wound, whether the dog be "mad" or not....

One sees whence Brother Ignatius derived his remarkable defi- .eiencies

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in that sort of wisdom which Lord Bacon calls "counsel." Brother Ignatius's father,—Mr. Francis Lyne,—published in the Daily Telegraph of Wednesday a long and very maundering...

Mr. Knatchbull-Hugessen and Mr. Brassey have both indig- nantly denied

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all knowledge of the infamous election placard aimed at Mr. 1Vorms's Judaism, which we quoted in these columns last week ; and both of them have condemned it in the warmest...

There has been a general absence of business in all

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departments of the Stock Exchange. Nevertheless, the market for Home Stocks has ruled firm, at advancing prices. Yesterday, Consols left off at 94i, 1 for money, and 94/, / for...

Yesterday and on Friday week the loading Foreign Bonds left

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off at the annexed quotations :— Sept. 18. Sept. 21. Sept. 18.1Sept. 21. Brazilian, 1885 78fx. d. 781 Russian (Angio-Dutch) 9:11 981 Egyptian, 1884 871 87 Spanish, 1887 331...

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THE REVOLUTION IN SPAIN. G ONSALEZ BRAVO, who on his first appearance as a minister contrived to taint the name of his young Queen, then still a minor, or at least only enabled...

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E VERY really great popular contest comes back at last, and it is right that it should be so, to a question of confi- dence in men. No doubt the question of principle must be...

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T HE discussion about the National Expenditure is entering on a new stage. From an argument as to the amount of Tory and Liberal budgets, and the comparative success of the two...

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lk {R. BRIGHT once, if we are not mistaken, in one of his 1 most fiery philippics against the House of Lords, scorn- fully denounced " that creature of monstrous, nay, of...

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I N one sense the Report of the Royal Commission on the Irish Church Establishment is a great success. We may read through both Report and Schedules without suspecting that...

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W E can scarcely believe the rumours that the Duke of Buck- ingham is disposed to recommend a royal mandate for the consecration in England of a new Bishop, without diocese,...

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T HE exhibition of gross brutality with which not only Mr. Lyne, but, as appears by a considerable mass of evidence, the unhappy ladies who are suspected of sharing his views...

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IT is easier to chronicle by means of a few plain words that the " great " Herring Fishery has this year been a great failure, than to say either how that failure has arisen,...

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M.—VEVEY TO SIXT. Sixt, September 21, 1868. SURELY there is no more curious working of the human mind than that which gives rise to the varieties of costume, and to the most...

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THE Laird of Canna might fitly be styled its King

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; for over that lonely domain he exercises quite regal authority, and he is luckier in one respect than most monarchs—he keeps all the cash. His subjects number four score—men,...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sin,—Will you have the goodness to permit me to second the appeal of "S. C. O.," but with this difference, that instead of addressing high...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] Sin,—In reference to a placard maligning Mr. Worms as a Jew, you say that it looks more like the malignity of a Recordite than the vulgar...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF TIIE "SPECTATOR."] shall expect to hear by an early American mail that all the " cars " have been turned into carriages in consequence of the overwhelming...

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(A Contribution to Ifr. Grant Whites Collection of "Impossible National Hymns.") FLING out the Starry Flag, Men of the kingless land, The hour of duty is tolling, Be ready...


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POEMS BY ROYALISTS AND LOYALISTS.* THE object of this collection, according to Professor Morley's introduction, is "to blend the voices of true poets who lived in the time of...

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4 ' DON'T trouble yourself too much about the light on your statue," said Michael Angelo one day, "the light of the public square will test its value." Mr. Sherring has heartily...

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IN the noble lecture delivered by Professor Huxley at Norwich 4 ' On a Piece of Chalk," printed in this month's number of Mac- millan's Magazine, the following passage occurs...

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THERE are many indications that an interest in the Natural Sciences is making great and rapid progress in the popular mind, and few phenomena of our time have a more hopeful...

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The Diamond on the Hearth; or, the Story of Sister

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Anne. By Marian James. Second Edition. (Tames Hogg and Son.)—The words "second edition " dispense us from a detailed account of this pleasant and un- affected, though not...

Tinsley's Magazine. October. The most noticeable thing in this number,

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which has a general London-in-the-middle-of-September look, is the essay on Mr. Dallas's edition of Clarissa, a very able and eloquent criticism of Richardson's great romance....


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The Search after Livingstone. By E. D. Young. Revised by the Rev. Horace Waller, F.R.G.S. (Letts.)—This little book gives us as vivid a picture of African travel as we have...

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Where is the City? (Sampson Low, London ; Roberts Brothers,

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Boston, U.S.)—This is a book written with much ability and in a fine spirit. The reader will appreciate this praise when he learns that it contains an inquirer's search after...

Education and Training. By a Physician. (Churchill.) — "A Physician"

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at least aims high enough. Ile would have education made compulsory for all children between the ages of six and fourteen. Government aid should be given to all schools that...