29 APRIL 1882

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EXPENDITURE. RECEIPTS. National Debt S31,415.000 Customs £19,300,000 Army 15,458,000 Exciio 27,230,000 India Home Charges 1,100,000 Stamps 11,145,000 Navy 10,484,000...


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R EUTER mentions a rumour prevalent at Constantinople that Lord Dufferin will succeed Lord Cowper as Lord-Lieu- tenant of Ireland. That would be an excellent selection, Lord...

Mr. Gladstone explained his thirteenth Budget,—the third which he has

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brought forward since the formation of the present Administration,—on Monday night. It was not possible, in a Session of which so much time has already been wasted, to make it a...

*** The Editors cannot undertake to ret urn Manuscript in any

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The debate on Mr. Redmond's Bill for the Amendment of

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the Irish Land Act, on Wednesday, was a very remarkable one. Mr. Redmond's tone in moving the second reading was as different from that of the Irish Irreconcilables during the...

Society has been greatly interested this week in the marriage

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of Prince Leopold to Princess Helen of Waldeck-Pyrmont. The ceremony came off on Thursday at Windsor, and was notable for a certain sustained and perfect stateliness and...

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A very remarkable movement against Germans in the Baltic provinces

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of Russia has at length attracted the attention of the Government, and is being sharply put down. It is really like the movement against the Jews, communistic. The peasantry who...

The chief interest of the Budget statement turned, however, on

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Mr. Gladstone's demonstration of the sluggish condition of the Revenue, and its causes. Mr. Gladstone showed that the improvement in the yield of the taxes in this last...

The Times, which has always hitherto proclaimed that land- lords

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are essential to a well-ordered society, has apparently flung over Irish landlords altogether. In a most curious leader, pub- lished on Wednesday, it suggests that the landlords...

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The remains of Mr. Darwin were interred on Wednesday in

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Westminster Abbey, by the side of those of Sir John Herschel, an immense crowd of all kinds, from the members of his own family to men of eminence of all sets and views,...

Sir William Harcourt made a very telling speech at Derby

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on Tuesday, on the present state of parties. He pointed out that there were absolutely no personalities of Mr. Gladstone's own in the great Midlothian campaign to excuse or...

Colonel Gordon has resigned his command in the Mauritius, and

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the Ministry at the Cape have asked him to take the position of their chief military adviser. The Colonel was going to Syria, but his friends believe that he will at once accept...

The debate on the Corrupt Practices Bill has been going

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on all the week, and it is pretty clear that while the Bill will pass,. its most stringent provisions will be modified in committee. They go far beyond opinion, and in...

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The influence of the Irish vote is felt even in

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Canada. The Parliament of Ottawa, which represents the whole Dominion, has, with the consent of Sir J. Macdonald and the Ministry, carried a resolution for an address to the...

We publish in another column a correspondence between Sir John

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Lubbock and one of his constituents, Mr. Henry Cobb, on the subject of Sir John Lubbock's resistance to the Closure, if carried by a bare majority. We have a great respect for...

Professor Kuenen, of Leyden, who is delivering a coarse of

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Hibbert Lectures, both in London and Oxford, devoted the most interesting which he has yet given to the subject of "The Popular Religion of Israel : Priests and Prophets of...

The poisoner Lamson, though twice respited, was executed at nine

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a.m. on Friday, the Home Secretary finding no reason in the evidence sent from America to justify interference with the law. That evidence only proved that the convict came of a...

Mr. Leighton on Tuesday evening moved a resolution con- demning

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the system of allowing private persons to profit by the continued incarceration of lunatics, and affirming that all lunatics should be committed to the care of the State. An...

We greatly regret to announce the death on Sunday last

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of Mr. W. B. Rands, better known, perhaps, under the sobriquets of Matthew Browne and Henry Holbeach, or as the author of " Lilliput Lev6e," a subtle and charming writer, who...

Consols were on FrIday 101; to 1011.

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Professor Tyndall wrote a most elaborate letter to the Times

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of last Saturday, describing Professor Koch's experiments on the inoculation of rabbits and guinea-pigs with the germ of tubercular disease, which he finds to be a minute,...

The Standard publishes a rumour which may prove of great

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interest for archaeologists. If we understand a rather confused statement, information has been received in Paris that M. Charnay, a French explorer, has discovered in the...

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T HE Irish Irreconcilables will have the satisfaction of think- ing that they have exerted even more influence than the most sanguine among them could have conceived, in...


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THE IRISH CRISIS. T HERE is no doubt but that the debate of Wednesday points to what the Arctic explorers call a "lead" of clear water, amidst the almost hopeless pack-ice of...

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I T is of no use in politics to be impatient. Circumstances will no more grow because we are anxious for them, than the trees will. Nothing, of course, could be more vexatious...

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T HE divergence, possibly temporary, but more probably per- manent, between the political opinion of London society and that of the country at large, is now an accepted datum...

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T HE social questions which come up before the Colonial Office, as the ultimate referee from forty States in all degrees of civilisation, are naturally endless ; but few can be...

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T HE interest of the Duke of Albany's Wedding consists, for us, in the interest of the public in it. We have rather a special wish that this particular Prince should be...

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T HE great naturalist and thinker who was buried on Wed- nesday in Westminster Abbey owed no small part of his vast influence over European thought to his comparatively secluded...

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L OOKING from Geneva towards the south-west, a wide gap, so well defined and clearly cut as to seem the work of men's hands, is seen in the line of the Jura. On one side of this...

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THE UNIVERSITY OF LONDON AND THE CLOTURE. [We have received the following correspondence between Sir John Lubbock and one of his constituents.—En. Spectator.] Wealdstone House,...

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Wealdstone House, Harrow Weald, April 24th, 1882. DEAR SIR,—I have

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to thank you for your letter of the 21st inst., and to apologise for again troubling you. It is quite possible that I may have written under a misapprehension, but I do not...

34 Queen Anne's Gate, Westminster, April 261h, 1882. DEAR SIR,—I

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have duly received your second letter, and can only repeat that we understood that the question of confidence was on the acceptance of the Cloture generally, and that afterwards...

34 Queen Anne's Gate, Westminster, April 21st, 1882.

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DEAR SIR,—I have duly received your letter of 17th inst., which is evidently written under a misapprehension. The Government have never said that the question of a two-thirds...


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THE FARMERS AND TENANT RIGHT. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTAT011."] SIR,—Mr. Bear, in his letter to you, complicates a very simple question by all sorts of confused and...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] Sts,—Can your correspondent, Mr. Oxenbam, really suppose that the "principle" of all Anti-Ritualists is an objection to wear any "Popish...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.'l SIR,—My good friend the Dean of Wells has tried his hand at an Eirenicon, but there are no signs of its being acceptable, or of its...


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LTD THE EDITOR OF THE " SPE CT•TOR."] Sia,—There seems to be one solution of the question of Ritual in the future which has not been touched upon by your many correspondents....

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[TO TEE EDITOR OF THE " SPECT ATOR:] you allow me to call your attention to one sentence in your very interesting review of Professor Asa Gray's " Natural Science and Religion...


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ON "THE BEACONSFIELD BOUQUET." FLOWERS, the Eastern poets taught, Are the symbolic speech of thought. Plain meanings pleased their healthy taste ; Roses were loving, lilies...


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PROFESSOR JEBB'S " BENTLEY."* • PROFESSOR JEBB'S volume on Bentley, which has just been added to Mr. Morley's series, presents a considerable mass of knowledge and criticism,...

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WE imagine that most persons associate the White Sea with the town of Archangel, yet here is a volume of travels in that sea and on the adjoining peninsula, without either...

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IN MAREMMA.* GENIUS and sublime rubbish seem: not too far

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removed to have a certain affinity, and an author's productions will sometimes differ from one another as widely as Turner's best pictures do from the meaningless daubs he...

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learned and as entertaining and, perhaps, we should add, occasionally as provoking, as we should have expected any work of his to be. He has gathered together all the more...

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the work of an anonymous writer, the genuine- ness of the narrative is guaranteed by the publishers, and we have, therefore, no hesitation in accepting it as a page from real...

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PROFESSOR BURROWS has done here better work for the Camden Society than, as far as we know, he has done for his University. Yet this, too, is in a sense done for the University....

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THE late Bishop of Ohio clung to the Evangelical school in the Church with the tenacity with which ivy clings to old walls, be- lieving that that school alone maintained in its...

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IT is pleasant to think that there are people in the world who, though common-place, engrossed in the petty concerns and anxieties of every-day life, and not above occasional...

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"American Men of Letters :" Noah Webster. By Horace E.

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Scudder. (Sampson Low and Co.)—This is a volume of a series which is under the editorship of Mr. Charles Dudley Warner, and which promises well. Webster certainly achieved a...


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The British Quarterly Review, April. (Hodder and Stoughton.)—For solid value, this is an excellent number, though it might have been ad- vantageously relieved by an article of a...

Thirty-eight Years in India. By William Tayler. Vol. I. (W.

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H. Allen and Co.)—Mr. Tayler our readers will probably remember as Commissioner in Patna in the time of the Indian Mutiny. The reasons for his treatment by the authorities, a...

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A Compendium of Italian History. Translated from the Italian of

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Giovanni Bosco, and completed to the present time by J. D. Morell, LL.D. (Longmans.)—It is not easy to see why Dr. Morell has taken the trouble to translate this very...

Genji Monegatari. Translated by Suyematz Kenchio. (Triibner and Co.)—It is,

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perhaps, as well that Western readers should have the -opportunity of seeing what the translator, doubtless with truth, de- scribes as "the most celebrated of the classical...

POETRY. — From America we have three small books, the first of

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which, Songs and Lyrics, by Ellen Mackay Hutchinson (Osgood and Co.), notwithstanding a few little affectations, belonging to what one might call the Sunflower Superstition, is...

My Old Playground Revisited. By Benjamin E. Kennedy. (Hurst and

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Blackett.)—This is an account of a ten weeks' tour in Italy. The writer and his wife started on the last day of February, and re- turned to London on May 9th, and tells the...

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Rambles in Rome, by S. Russell Forbes (Nelson and Sons),

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seems to be an intelligently-written and well-arranged guide-book for strangers in Rome. It is profusely illustrated with woodcuts, maps, and plans, and yet is bound so as to be...

Essays on the Kindergarten, being a Selection of Lectures read

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before the London Froebel Society (W. Swan Sonnonschein and Co.), contains in an unpretending form a very great deal of important information, more especially useful to mothers...

The Day-Dawn of the Past, by an Old Etonian (Eliot

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Stock), con- sists of six lectures on science and revelation as seen in Creation. They were given in the first instance in connection with a Sunday afternoon Bible class for...

Modern Heroes of the Mission Field. By the Right Rev.

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W. Pakenham Walsh, Bishop of Ossory. (Hodder and Stoughton.)—We confess that on seeing the names of Henry Martyn, of Judson, of Williams, Carey, Morison, and Bishop Patteson,...

Sparks from the Philosopher's Stone, by J. L. Basford (David

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Bogue), is a peculiar little book, in eight divisions, and each of these divisions cut up into unconnected sentences, intended to be considered as proverbs, we presume, for a...

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Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage. Edited by R. H. Mair,

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LL.D. (Dean and Son.)—To the present issue (the 169th) of this depository of information anent our titled families, 129 pages of new smatter have been added, and it is Arrected...

City of London Directory for 1882 (Collingridge).—The twelfth annual issue

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of this useful directory is a considerable increase upon the previous volume. The additions include a street index to fire hydrants, and a list of the dividends paid by public...

"I am glad to hear that you are about to

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publish an English edition of the Life and Times of Frederick Douglass,—in his youth a slave in the State of Maryland, now holding an honourable office in the District of...

A Pocket Guide to British Ferns. By Marian S. Ridley.

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(Bogue.) —The point in which this account differs from other popular manuals on the same subject lies in the prominence given to tabular descriptions of each species, such...