28 MARCH 1874

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On the other hand, it is also clear that the

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Viceroy was, on November 10th, and indeed before, very uneasy about means of anything beyond expressing his uneasiness, and assigning some Commissariat officers to Bengal, that...

The remarkable speeches of the evening, however, were the Irish

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Secretary's, Sir M. Hicks-Beach, and Mr. Sullivan's. Sir M. Beach took a singularly frank and earnest tone, appealing to Ireland not to judge him untried, and promising to throw...

A correspondent of the Pall Mall Gazette, apparently well informed,

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made on Friday a statement which if true overshadows all other news from France. He affirms that if the two elections of Sunday, one for the Gironde and one for the Haute Marne,...

The first batch of papers on the Bengal Famine, which

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the India Office carefully calls "the Drought in Bengal," have been issued in a form which renders it all but impossible to read them. Nothing so badly and yet so carefully...

The battle on which the fate of Spain, for the

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present at least, depends, was raging when we went to press. Marshal Serrano was attempting to carry the lines of Samorrostro, and had appar- ently on Friday evening carried the...


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T HE reports of Prince Bismarck's health begin to be discourag- ing. The correspondent of the Standard reports sleeplessness and inability to eat, and the North-German Gazette,...

Yesterday week Mr. Butt used the debate on the report

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of the Address as a mode of testing the strength of the Home-rule party in the House, affirming that Ireland does not enjoithe full benefits of the Constitution, and pledging...

lo it ik The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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Alexandrovna has been presented to Parliament. It provides. that the

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Duchess shall enjoy free exercise of her religion, but. attend a Protestant church on State occasions, and that the- children shall be brought up as Protestants. Her Royal High-...

Sir George Campbell comes out of these early papers well,

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but there was something wanting in him. He thoroughly foresaw the calamity, and on November 10 declared "the most pressing measure was the scattering broadcast of relief houses,...

The annual dinner of the Institute of Civil Engineers was

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marked by speeches from Mr. Hunt, the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Carnarvon, and Lord Granville, all of them happy in their way. The Lord Chief Justice said the Engineers reminded...

In one grand case the Viceroy showed his dislike to

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" prema- ture " action—that is, to spend money—in the strongest way. It is given at page 34, and as Dinajpore is one of the districts in which, as we believe, the danger was...

Lord Salisbury on Friday se'nnight explained his immediate financial policy,

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which is to take power to borrow ten millions at 4 per cent. on Indian account, he hoping, however, to do with much less. If the House of Commons liked to guarantee the loan, he...

To set against the very decisive verdict of the county

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of Dublin, we have Mr. F. H. O'Donnell's return in the Home-rule interest for the borough of Galway. Mr. O'Donnell polled 579 votes against 358 for Mr. Joyce,—majority, 221. The...

The county 9f Dublin, at all events; has expressed itself

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pretty clearly about Home-rule. Mr. Parnell, the Liberal Home-ruler,. received last week only 1,235 votes against 2,183 given to Colonel) Taylor. In 1865, when CaptainWhite...

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The Committee for aiding the wounded on both sides in

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the Spanish civil war are now really at work, and have already sent out a considerable quantity of lint, surgical apparatus, and drugs for their patients. But they want more...

Lord Granville proposed the toast of the evening, describing 'himself

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as selected for that duty in consequence of the leisure -secured to him by "something like a general lock-out." He told the engineers a story of a distinguished foreigner who...

Lord Cairns introduced his new Land Transfer measures into the

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House of Lords on Thursday. They are modest, and evi- dently aim at nothing beyond simplifying titles, and making it -easier for real owners to give a good title ; but if that...

The German Upper House (Council of Princes) has passed the

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new Ecclesiastical Laws for interning and banishing refractory priests,—the only dissentient principality being that of Reuss- Schleiz (population, 89,000, or, say, equal to...

The friends of Mr. J. Goddard, the parish priest of

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Chisle- hurst, are much hurt at our saying that his sermon during the re- cent ceremonial was very bad, and in style of the Chadband kind. We, of course, relied upon the Times'...

Vice-Chancellor Malins delivered his judgment in the Hayman Case this

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day week, and,—being the respectable lawyer he is,— delivered it, of course, in favour of the demurrer, that is, affirm- ing the right of the Governing Body to dismiss Dr....

Colonel George Chesney proposed at the United Service Insti- tute

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yesterday that as we can't have a great army we should have one of the most unequalled efficiency,—his idea being that we might get so highly-finished a development of the...

A humotuist who lives at Rochester writes to the Athenieum

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:— " Permit me to suggest that an edition of Dickens's Works should be brought out in classical English. The words used in the author's works are extremely disagreeable to read....

Consols were on Friday 91i to 92.

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THE HAYMAN IMBROGLIO. I T is impossible not to rejoice that the Hayman case is over at last. Rugby may gain something even from a serious calamity, if all concerned in her will...

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W E have a pleasant bit of news to announce from India, a bit which to most Anglo-Indians will, we think, be a relief from the dreary horror of the hour, or the Cassandra- like...

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I T seems absurd, just as the quarrel between Oarlists and Republicans hangs undecided upon an effort to storm an entrenchment, to write about the causes of Spanish weak- ness,...

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THE INCOME-TAX. H OW Sir Stafford Northcote must long for the

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Budget night, or rather for the day after it, when he will be free of his bag of gold! The deputations are at him still, till he must dream of deputations ; while the...

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views of alarmists on the condition of the Army and

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Navy, ten of the fifty ironclad vessels can be rendered useful for But already, when Parliament has hardly settled down to its Naval purposes." This is an official statement...

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T ELE Home-rule Party has opened its campaign by pro- posing a platitude in amendment of the Address, and defending it in a debate which, if possible, diluted its mean- ing. It...

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T HE death of poor "Joe," the Chimpanzee, from consumption, caused by the climate to which, for the sake of English children and English lovers of the animal world, be has been...

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T HERE is something humorous in Dr. Schliemann's way of deal- ing with the great Trojan controversy. He comes down from the clouds, from the speculations about the Sunrise and...

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T HIS is too elaborate a joke, not without a certain element of mild humour, but with a strain put on it that the amount of humour will hardly bear. It is evidently written by a...

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THE FRENCH "SUGAR DEBATES." [TO SUR EDITOR OF TEX "SPECTATOR:] SIR,—The letter of your correspondent last week suggests the question—a very vital question just now to the sugar...


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[TO TIER EDITOR OF TIM "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—You appear to have misapprehended the meaning of some words of mine, on which you make this comment :—" Even Dr. Thirlwall, while...

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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") SIR,-With reference to the paragraph in your journal of the 21st inst. (p. 355), on the subject of the grievances under which the Royal...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") Sin,—Even if it is the case as you say, that the beer-drinker pays. the brewer's licence, I do not see how the argument justifies the tax....

[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") SIR,-A very large number

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of persons will agree with the opinion which the Bishop of Manchester has so ably and courageously expressed, and will withhold their subscriptions from the Bengal Famine...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") see that in the Spectato of this date you have a review of Dr. Wynter's lately published volume of essays, in which you reproduce his remarks...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "EPEOTATOR."3 SIR,—The logical process by which Mrs. Grundy has arrived at the conclusion that, for purposes of recreation, paterfamilias may use his legs...


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THORVALDSEN. * 'ONE of the most acute of living critics has thought it no paradox to close a series of essays on the bast secondary work produced in the Renaissance of Art by a...

THE PILLARS OF THE HOUSE. * WHOEVER is acquainted with the

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writings of the author of the Heir of Redclide will be prepared to find a new work of hers couched either in one of two styles, the transcendentally sentimental or the minutely...

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MR. GARRETT'S RELIGIOUS TALES:* THE fertility of Mr. Garrett's brain,

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in inventing painful inci- dents, generally resulting in the new birth, in the lives of persons of the lower middle-class, is something truly marvellous. The • Crooked Places....

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of the Niam-niam to whom Dr. Schweinfiirth paid his respects was Nganye, the resident prince of a beautiful park-like district. The natives regarded the white man curiously, but...

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FIVE hundred pages about the study of old prints !—that will be itself a revelation to many of us of the existence and importance of an almost ignored art. But that is nothing...

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The Lovells: a Tale of the Danish War. By Mrs.

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Webb Peplos. (London: Hatchards.)—This is a very prolix and otherwise very unobjectionable tale of a number of most amiable and excellent people. The English is careful and...

Threading My Way. By Robert Dale Owen. (Trilbner.)—Mr. Owen is

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the son of the famous Robert Owen, and the most interesting part of his "twenty-seven years of autobiography" is that which records his recollections of the great Socialist...

The Plagues of Egypt. By Thomas S. Millington, Vicar of

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Wood- house-in-Raven. (Murray.)-r-The best thing, we were nearly saying the only good thing, in Mr. Millington's book is the illustrations. He shows no breadth of view or power...


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Royston Winter Recreations in the Days of Queen Anne. (Longmans.) —Mr. Hervey, Rector of Ewelme, has here translated into Spenserian Terse a Latin poem, the work of a certain...

Church and No Church. By the Rev. A. H. Here.

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(Hayes.)—This is a book written apparently by a Ritualist of the most extreme type,— at least, it is full of the audacious statements which characterise these religionists. Let...

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By No Fault of Their Own. By Miss Tailor. 3

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vols. (Tinsley Brothers.) —A tedious story this, of the love affairs of two young ladies, a third to whom we are first introduced being happily married before the first - volume...

Golden Day. By Jeanie Hering, Author of "Truth will Out."

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(Cassell and Co.)—When we have transcribed the second or descriptive title of this book, and thus let our readers know that it is "a tale of girls' school life in Germany," and...

Gabriel Denver. By Oliver Madox-Brown. (Smith and Elder)—Mr. Madox-Brown does

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indeed "pile up the agony." Before he reaches his fortieth page he gets his dramatis persona, on board a ship, the said persona being Gabriel, his cousin Deborah, whom he has...

Jupiter's Daughters. By Mrs. Charles Jenkins. (Smith and Elder.) —In

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her speciality —the description of French character and manners —Mrs. Jenkins is as admirable as before. Nothing could be better than the picture of society in St. Gloi, a...

NEW EDMON8. — The Alton Sermons, by Augusta a W. Hare (Isbister.

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—These sermons have not been reprinted, if our memory serves us, for nearly thirty years. Their author died in the prime of life, leaving behind him the memory of a piety...