27 MAY 1882

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The second reading was carried by 383 votes against 45,

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and amongst the 45 the party of Mr. Parnell numbered only about twenty. A considerable number of the moderate Irish party, however, including Members like Mr. C. Russell, Mr....


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T HE situation in Egypt was on Friday more strained than ever. On the arrival of the English and French squad- rons off Alexandria, Arabi Pasha and the French Consul. General...

The Consuls-General of France and England, finding that Arabi was

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unmoved by the arrival of the ironclads, on Thursday afternoon delivered to the Khedive an ultimatum from the two Powers. They repudiate any idea either of vengeance or re-...

*** The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in anycase.

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The adjourned debate on the Prevention of Crime (Ireland) Bill

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was resumed yesterday week by Mr. Sexton, in a philip- pic against the details of the Bill, and indeed against the Government of Ireland generally, from which it would appear...

It is not very easy to ascertain the precise position

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of the Powers with regard to armed intervention in Egypt, but it ap- pears to be this,—England and France have agreed, though with many qualms, to employ Turkish troops, on the...


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It is our intention occasionally to issue gratis with. the SPECTATOR Special Literary Supplements, the outside pages of which will be devoted to Advertisements. The Third of...

Mr. Parnell on the same night made a speech of

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very remark- able moderation, though denouncing the chief provisions of the Bill in very strong terms. He believed, he said, in the good intentions of the Government, and in...

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Lord Justice Holker died on Wednesday morning, after being Lord

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Justice for only a few months. He is a great loss to English law, and probably to English justice, though his career as a Judge was too short to give any evidence of his powers....

The Arrears Bill, of which the second reading was carried

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on Tuesday afternoon, by a majority of 112 (269 against 157), the amendment having been previously negatived by a majority of 115 (296 against 181), was debated through a great...

Mr. Parnell, who resumed the debate on Thursday, began with

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an apology for Mr. Dillon, which really came to this,— that by long converse with him in Kilmainham, he knew Mr. Dillon's horror of outrages better than Mr. Dillon knew it him-...

The Government of Russia is taking serious steps to prevent

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the further persecution of the Jews. It has issued peremptory orders to all Governors to use military force both in preventing and punishing outrages, and has issued them in...

In the rest of the debate, the speech of most

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interest was Mr. Trevelyan's, which gave, on the whole, satisfaction to the Irish Members, by its promise not to employ the Executive resident magistrates who set the Police to...

Through the evening sitting of Tuesday, the afternoon of Wednesday,

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and through Thursday, was prolonged the debate on the motion for going into Committee on this Bill, Mr. Charles Russell making a very powerful speech against every part of the...

Lord Salisbury made what is for him a rather moderately

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bitter attack on the Government, at a Stratford meeting of the South Essex Conservative Registration Association, on Wed- nesday, his main contention being that the trouble in...

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Michael Davitt on Saturday made a speech in Manchester marked

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by much ability and total irreconcilability. He denied that landlordism was essential to British supremacy in Ireland, the fact being that it was the weakest point of British...

Yesterday week the resolution in favour of opening the British

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Museums and other such places of quiet recreation on Sundays was discussed in the House of Commons, and rejected by 208 against 83 (majority, 125). Mr. Broadhurst opposed the...

Lord Carnarvon, in a speech at Hanley, after strongly cen-

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suring the conduct of the Ministry in Ireland—they were always, he said, too late—affirmed that "great and honoured names were withdrawing from their allegiance to Mr....

Mr. Childers has made an excellent selection for the office

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of Inspector-General of Fortifications, in the person of Sir Andrew Clarke, an officer who, in various and distinguished employment, has always risen to the level of his task,...

Consols were on Friday 102,; to 1021.

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The French Ministry has been very near a great defeat.

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A great many Members dislike M. Leon Say as Finance Minister, because he rigorously checks all projects of expenditure, and is .opposed both to the purchase of the railways, and...

The Trish in America are making very determined efforts to

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remove Mr. Lowell, the - United States Minister in London. A petition, signed by 100,000 Irishmen, has gone up to the Presi- dent, and it is believed that the whole vote of the...

The St. Gothard Tunnel was opened for traffic on Wednesday,

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May 24th, a heavy train, conveying forty-three members of different Embassies and some five hundred visitors, of every nationality except the French, running from Lucerne to...

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THE GENERAL SITUATION. T O see a way out of the wood, we must get a little above the trees. The incidents of this Irish struggle are so numerous, have such a quality of...

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M R. DILLON'S speech on Wednesday adds a remarkable feature to the Parliamentary history of a remarkable party. Mr. Gladstone termed it "heart-breaking," and, no doubt, it might...

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T HE news from Egypt is not pleasant. The situation there, always serious, because it may at any moment produce a rupture among the Powers, is greatly complicated by the in-...


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T ORD SALISBURY'S speech at Stratford on Wednesday 4 was not one of the virulent personal attacks which he so often directs against Mr. Gladstone. It is true, indeed, that he...

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T HE plan just sanctioned by the Government of In lia for the " extension of self-government " throughout the Empire, and described in a long telegram to the Times, is not...

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W E all recognise, we suppose, as matter of fact, that Assassination is becoming a very potent influence in human affairs—this week, for example, the Czar's coronation is...


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I T is not always easy to understand the policy pursued by the Ritualist party in the Church of England. We are not now thinking of their refusal to recognise the judgments of...

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"r we want to secure for Wordsworth his true rank as a poet," says Mr. Arnold, with his usual critical dis- crimination, " we must be on our guard against the Words- worthians."...

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T HE progress of these Examinations for Women is well worthy of note. From the accompanying table, it will be seen that in the year 1877, when the examinations began, there were...

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"SPECTATOR. "] SIR, — Now that the Irish Question is again so prominently before the public, it seems desirable that the opinions of those who look upon it from different points...


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THE " TREATY OF KILMAINHAK " [To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] ' SIR, — As an Irishman, I thank you for your articles of the 13th -on Irish affairs. I quite agree with your...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:1 Sia,—I have to apologise to you and your readers for not having made sufficiently clear the point to which I wished to direct attention ; in...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:1 Sia,—As having been one of the Commissioners for Lincoln. College, may I be allowed to offer one or two remarks on a note which appears in...


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THE ROYAL SOCIETY OFPAINTERS IN WATER- COLOURS.* THE " Royal Society of Painters in Water-Colours," as it is now to be called, has inaugurated its new-found dignities by...

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MR. PERRY'S GREEK AND ROMAN SCULPTURE.* Tax author of this lively and interesting book has stated with, so much precision, in his preface, the objects which he has had in view...

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LONGFELLOW'S heroic young man, who requests the Psalmist not to tell him in mournful numbers that life is but an empty dream, takes upon him, in the course of his admonitory...

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MR. ROBERTSON SMITH'S "PROPHETS OF ISRAEL."* LIKE revolutions generally, the

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critical revolution is busily engaged in devouring its own children. Already those who * The Prophets of Israel, and their Race in History to the C10143 of the Eighth C.nturg...

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KITH AND KIN.* Tun novel has been a surprise to

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us, as we cannot doubt it has been to many other readers. Miss Fothergill's previous fictions, The First Violin and Probation, were noticeably clever and inter- esting books,...

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To the unlearned in medical matters this is a most serviceable guide to health. It is full of practical rules, but the rationale of the rules is very clearly indicated...

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The Acharnians of Aristophanes. Translated into English verse by Charles

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James Billson, B.A. (Kegan Paul, Trench, and Co.)— Mr. Billson makes the task of his critics very easy, by telling us, in his preface, that " English readers must not, of...

From Sword to Share; or, a Fortune in Five Years

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at Hawaii. By Captain H. Whalley Nicholson. (W. H. Allen and Co.) —A gentleman • who has devoted himself to the use of the "sword " and the " share " • may be excused for not...


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The New Ceylon. Written and compiled by Joseph Hatton. (Chap- man and Hall.)—When we say that Mr. Hatton holds a brief for the North Borneo Company, we do not mean to suggest a...

Lectures on Architecture, delivered at the Royal Academy. By Edward

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M. Barry, R.A. Edited, with Introductory Memoir, by Alfred Barry, D.D. (John Murray.)—Mr. Barry was Professor of Architecture at the Academy from 1874 to 1880, and these twenty-...

An Account of the Harvard Greek Play. By Henry Norman.

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(Osgood and Co., Boston, U.S.)—This is an account, written by one of the actors, of the representation of the tEdipue Tyrannus of Sophocles at Harvard. A most readable account...

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Codex Cottonienus. Edited by F. W. Gotcb, M.A., LL.D. (Williams

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and Norgate.)—Dr. Gotcb, President of the Baptist College at Bristol, has edited here some fragments of the Cotton MS. of the Septuagint, destroyed by fire in 1731. These had...

Pathways of Palestine. By H. B. Tristram, F.R.S. (Sampson Low

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and Co.)—Canon Tristram has associated his name so honour- ably with the exploration of Palestine, that any contribution of his to our knowledge of that country is certain to be...

We have received from Messrs. T. and T. Clark the

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third and fourth volumes of A System of Christian Doctrine, by Dr. F. A. Dormer (of Berlin), the translation being the joint work of Professor Cave (of Hackney College) and...

The Transactions of the National Association for the Promotion of

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Social Science. Dublin Meeting, 1881. (Longman.)—This octavo volume, of nearly nine hundred pages, contains, as usual, a store of information on the variety of topics which "...

The Great School»ten of the Middle Ages. By W. J.

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Townsend. (Hodder and Stoughton.)—Jo`m Scotus, or Erigena, and William of Ockam, both of them natives of these islands, mark the beginning and the end of the remarkable movement...

History of the Elementary-School Contest in England. By Frank Adams.

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(Chapman and Hall.)—This volume is a defence of the Birmingham League, and an attempt to direct attention to what yet remains to be done in the way of education. Without...