27 NOVEMBER 1869

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The other document is a letter written at Dr. Tait's

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request since his seizure by the Archdeacon of Canterbury to the Vicar of Margate, in which the Archdeacon says that Dr. Tait had felt great anxiety before his illness, and has...

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M. 011ivier, the coming Minister of France, has been injuring

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his prestige during the week in all sorts of ways. In the first place, he talked rather too much about his appointment before all was settled, so that when negotiations broke...

And as was the nomination, so was the polling. Plenty

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of threats had been circulated by the Fenians against those who should dare to support Mr. Heron, so that, as we have pointed out elsewhere, more than two-thirds of the ordinary...

A private letter from M. Ledru Rollin to a friend

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in Paris has been published, which shows how the public exaggerates the ideas even of the extreme Reds. He says that after "young Roche- fort's" visit his hesitation entirely...

The Archbishop of Canterbury has been lying in imminent danger

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at his house, near Broadstairs, all the week, though we are happy to observe a slight amendment in the latest reports. He was seized on Thursday week with a convulsive attack...


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T HE Tipperary Election has been a great triumph for the worst kind of Fenian terrorism. It began on Monday with a very disorderly hustings scene, in which a Catholic priest, by...

The Elections in Paris have gone fairly well. M. Rochefort

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has, indeed, beaten M. Carnot in the first circumscription by 17,900 votes to 16,000, a result due mainly to the bitter dislike felt towards the Empress as a Spanish devote; but...

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Dr. Livingstone has been again heard of. A letter from

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Ujiji (near Lake Tanganyika), dated May. 13, 1869, has been received from him, and is quite satisfactory. He has apparently been detained a year or so in the same region where...

The next session will hardly pass over without a furious

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debate on the effect which has followed the abolition of the shilling duty on corn. Mark Lane, which is always running risks, seems this year to have been more wrong than usual...

Mr. Buxton, M.P. for East Surrey, wrote two very good

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letters on security of tenure to Monday's and Tuesday's Times. What he proposes is to give all farmers, properly so called, who have been already three years on their...

The King of the Belgians has been visiting Windsor, was

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enter- tained_at the Mansion House on Thursday, and presented with the freedom of the City, has received addresses from Volunteers and others, and has given most friendly...

No member of the Ministry is attacked like Mr. Childers,

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because no member has had so many reductions to make among men who can scream when the knife touches them. Every useless clerk dismissed writes to the papers to say he is...

A grand fight is raging between General Prim and the

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Times. The Times said it had authority to state that the Duke of Genoa would not accept the throne of Spain ; the authority, it appears, colligating of assurances from the...

A most important statement has been made by the Prussian

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Government, that, in its judgment, the right of extending the jurisdiction of the Federal Parliament belongs to that Parliament alone. Consequently, it might claim rights which...

Mr. Goschen has published an able Minute on the necessity

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for co-operation between the London Boards of Guardians and the London Charities. He wants them to combine, and to institute registry offices in which lists of all persons...

The Imperial Government has slipped for the present out of

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the difficulty presented by the Treaty with Great Britain. A Special Commission, as we should call it, has been appointed to report upon the working of that agreement, and its...

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British Columbia is, it appears, to be included in the

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Canadian Dominion, which will then stretch across the continent from ocean to ocean. The colonists are not disinclined to the change, but are anxious, according to Governor...

Dr. Carpenter gave a very interesting account to the Royal

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Society on Monday night of the scientific results of his last autumn's dredging expedition in the neighbourhood of the Faroe Isles. Of the curious variations in the temperature...

The death of Mr. Justice Hayes leaves a vacancy on

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the Bench which might allow of Sir R. Collier's promotion, but it is said the vacancy is not to be filled np. It was rumoured also in the beginning of the week that the Speaker...

A man has been cured of rheumatic fever by a

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railway collision. At least "L. B." says in the Times he was so cured on the 17th inst. He was travelling on the Midland from Manchester to London, racked with pain. "My weak...

A terrible lesson was read to shareholders in Assurance Societies

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on Wednesday. In 1849 the Family Endowment Society sold a deferred annuity to General Pott. In 1861 the Society sold itself to the Albert, and was dissolved. When the Albert...

A grand meeting of the leading colonists in London took

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place on Wednesday last at the Cannon Street Terminus Hotel, to protest against the policy of the Colonial Office in its attempt to disintegrate the Empire. Mr. Wilson, of...

At Southwark, the workmen held a meeting this day week,

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in which they determined on supporting Mr. Odger as their candi- date, and that meeting, in spite of some opposition from one or two friends of Mr. Bradlaugh, supported him most...

F. Hinson, carpenter, 30 years of age, was abandoned some

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eight years ago by his wife, and took one Maria Death, a gover- ness, to live with him. She remained with him seven years, and bore him six children, but in October he suspected...

Consols were on Friday evening 93i to 94.

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THE TIPPERARY ELECTION. W E hardly know whether the election of O'Donovan Rossa for the county of Tipperary, or the unbounded elation of the Tory papers at that event, is the...

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T HERE is a chance,—a faint one, perhaps, but still a chance —that the Ministry may have energy and time to face a third great initiatory Bill this Session. They must bring...

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P MUS has, on the whole, behaved well in the Elections. The electors of the Fourth Circumscription, though some- what tired of "young Rochefort," as Ledru Rollin slightingly...

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O N Thursday, a "twelve days' war against Satan," as some of the High Churchmen who proclaimed it have ventured to call it, terminated in this metropolis,—not, we will hope,...

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W HITEWASH is good, Health officers say, as a cheap dis- infectant; but whitewash thrust into the mouth,—can that be good for the digestion even of very bad babies ? This is the...

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T HE result of last Saturday's election was a surprise to every one, and, we cannot but believe, to all who look with hope and interest to the future of the greatest school in...

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W E remember the time when careful nurses and anxious mothers used to believe that there was nothing in the world so nutritious as jelly. It was quite a rude shock to us when...

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W E do not see that Captain Galton has contributed very much towards the discussion of the true point at issue in this matter. His book is a very clever one, though it belongs...

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L1 CIRCUMSTANCE has just been brought to light through the careful study of the photographs of the recent total solar eclipse which is full of interest and significance. When...

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CXXIV.—LANCASHIRE :-THE LAND AND THE TOWNS. MHE reserved possessions of the Earldom and Duchy Palatine of Lancaster were very considerable in extent, but by no means of...

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THE WORKING-MAN IN AMERICA.—I. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR.") Stn,—Thinking it possible that the readers of the Spectator might care to hear the present condition of that...

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go THE EDrros OF THE "SPECTATOR,"] Sut,—May I avail myself of the spirit of candour and fairness for which the Spectator enjoys so high a character, to obtain a hearing for a...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.) Sin, — Yon have several seemingly learned correspondents on this subject, but I venture to think they have missed the mark through too great...

—could it be by the same reviewer ?—as having "charms

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of language and method which made it exceedingly attractive." I am conscious of having very definite ideas of the subject about which I was writing ; and whatever my faults RR a...

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Sin,—Before Parliament meets and takes the question of the Irish land out of the hands of the Press and the outside public, I hope you will permit me, who am neither a landlord...


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HOOD AND DORE.* DORE'S greatest powers and his greatest deficiencies are alike illustrated in the eight engravings of this splendid book. Hood could be grotesque and grim, and...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.'] Sin,—You appear to me somewhat to misinterpret the intention of the letter which you did me the favour to publish last week. It was not, I...

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which Dr. Schenkel lately delivered to the Protestant Union of Germany, and of which most of our readers will have seen a summary in the newspapers, exactly represents the...

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WE are indebted to Mr. Weld for so many pleasant books of travel that it is sad to have to think of this as the last. It is evident, too, that had the author lived to publish...

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VESTINA'S MARTYRDOM.* This tale is an unusually crude and disagreeable

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specimen of the objectionable kind of fiction which caters for two unhealthy appe- tites at once, by mixing the horrors of physical suffering with the spiritual excitement of...

SUSAN FIELDING.* WE do not exactly see how to convey

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to our readers our opinion of this book without exciting expectations which the story will unquestionably disappoint. The main plot, it is true, is original, and so well worked...

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The Student's Book of Common Prayer, by William Gibson Hamphry,

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B.D. (Bell and Daldy), is a prettily got up prayer - book, with tasteful adornments of rubrics, &c., and also furnished with an historical and explanatory treatise. In this we...


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St. Clement ot Rome : the Two Epistles to the Corinthians. By J. B. Lightfoot, D.D. (Macmillan.)—This is the first instalment of a com- plete edition of the Apostolic Fathers ;...