29 JANUARY 1876

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Nothing whatever has transpired in France as to the chances

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of each party in the Senatorial elections of Sunday, the 30th inst., but those who declared that they would be mostly Conservative are now obviously hedging. They say all the...

Mr. Bright delivered his annual address to his constituents at

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Birmingham on Saturday evening. We have analysed and com- mented on it elsewhere, but may remark here that it was de- voted to two subjects alone,—the services which the Liberal...

Mr. Forster, on Monday, addressed the members of the Brad-

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ford Chamber of Commerce upon the subject of the Suez Canal. He observed that Lord Derby had made, or rather proposed to roake, the Queen a partner with M. de Lesseps and Co.,...

The Berlin correspondent of the Standard telegraphed to London on

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Tuesday the text of two Reports addressed by the German Chancellor to the Emperor. One was sent in to his Majesty on December 5, 1872, and one on April 14, 1873. Both are dated...

We have discussed this remarkable correspondence elsewhere, but may here

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remark that a son of Count Arnim's complains that the allusion to England should have been made with- out explanation as to the quarter from which the expres- sion of dislike...

So they had, also, if they had only lent 24,000,000

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to the Khedive for twenty years. The affair must, however, be considered on its political side, and the point for Lord Derby would be to prove that he had, by "legitimate...


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A FRIGHTFUL accident occurred on the Great Northern Rai- n_ way on Friday week, near the Abbot's Ripton signal station, six miles north of Huntingdon. A coal train of 33 waggons...

The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any case.

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Sir Charles Dilke on Monday addressed his electors in an

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in- teresting, but very discursive and rather wild speech, of which we find it simply impossible to give any general idea. He talked upon everything, from the suffrage, upon...

The Pera correspondent of the Times is positively assured that

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the Sultan insisted on receiving the full dividend in cash for his Turkish bonds, valued at £8,000,000. The money was therefore paid him in cash in full, without coupons. The...

The meetings held in Brighton, Lambeth, and many other places,

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to protest against the second Fugitive Slave Circular, no less than the first, sufficiently show that the position of the Government in relation to this matter will be a very...

The usual spring campaign against the Carlists has commenced already,

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and the plan reported to the Times is a simultaneous attack on the enemy in Guipuzcoa, Navarre, and Biscay. The three attacking corps are commanded by Generals Moriones,...

A seat for Manchester has been vacated by the death

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of Mr. Callender, and the consequent contest will be one of great interest to the whole country. Manchester ought to return a Liberal, as Mr. Callender was only a third Member,...

A very interesting letter in Friday's Times shows the vast

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importance of leaving to our commanders a full personal discretion, instead of fettering them by a bad rule in this difficult matter. "A Captain who has served ten years on the...

The correspondence on the Burials Bill has been as active

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this week as if it were announced that the Government intend to make it one of their leading measures. A Scotch Presbyterian describes in Monday's Times a funeral in a...

Secretary Fish has transmitted to Congress his dispatches to the

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American Minister at Madrid, which have recently been, by order, circulated to the Powers. In these documents the American Government reiterates its complaints against the...

The contest for the American Presidency has commenced, the Republicans

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of Maine having nominated Mr. J. G. Blaine for President, while the Democrats are everywhere preaching up Governor Tilden, of New York. These, with General Grant, are the most...

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Consols were at the latest date 94 to 94i.

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Mr. Alfred Newton writes a striking protest to yesterday's Times

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against the wholesale slaughter of birds for the sake of ornamental feathers. He quotes the proceedings of a single sale of feathers, to show that to supply that sale alone...

Yesterday week the Lord Chancellor delivered the judgment of the

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Judicial Committee of the Privy Council on the dispute whether or not a Wesleyan minister is entitled to describe himself as " Reverend " on a tombstone in an English churchyard...

It is pleasant to finds Swedish paper full of a

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story of the hero- ism displayed by English villagers in rescuing the crew of the Swedish steamer Gustave ' from drowning. The story is told in the Dagens IVyheter, of...

At Bath on Thursday, Sir Wilfrid attended an Alliance meeting,

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and quoted there a very beautiful verse which had been sent to him, apropos of the recent assertion of the Times that every man in Lancashire gets drunk as often as he can. The...

The question as to the legality of the restrictions imposed

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in Hertford College on the candidates for some of the recent fellow- ships, is to come before the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice, in the form of an...

Sir Wilfrid Lawson, speaking on Monday at Carlisle, described the

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Liberal party as Macaulay had described one of the armies in his "Roman Lays," "In the battle those behind cried ' Forwards !' and those before cried ' Back !" Lord llartington...

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MR. BRIGHT'S PROGIVAINE. M R. BRIGHT should have waited one more year before he delivered his speech of Saturday at Birmingham. It is from end to end an effort, and a highly...

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M R. FORSTER took occasion, in his speech at the annual meeting of the Bradford Chamber of Commerce, to maintain the right of the Opposition to criticise the purchase of the...

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I T is clear that some of the Clergy think we have dealt hardly with them in relation to their attitude on the Burials Bill. But it will appear also, we think, from the...

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T HE two Memoranda or confidential Reports to the King just published by Prince Bismarck in the Reichsanzeiger have almost as much interest for the student of history as for the...

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E NGLISHMEN may be paying too little -attention to the relations between Spain and the United States. If the documents just presented to Congress are serious at all., they are...

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E VERY Railway accident is a sensation, but it has always been a matter of wonder to us that the world takes Railway accidents as calmly as it does. There is a kind of thrill,...

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T HE name written above will probably be read for the first time by a great number of our readers, yet no young lady with a flesh-and-blood existence is likely to be half as...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR."] Sin,—Af ter reading your remonstrance addressed to us of the Clergy very carefully, and doing my best to reach a right conclu- sion, I venture...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR."] SIR,—I regret that Professor Ramsay should endeavour to give a personal turn to the discussion of a public question. 1 shall not follow his...


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STR,-1 am not ashamed to own that "the humiliation to them- selves [the Clergy] of allowing heretics and schismatics to enter the places which are called Churchyards" is a...


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SIR,—The admirable letter of your correspondent "E. S." appears to me to put the question on its right basis. I, like him, look upon Disestablishment as a great evil, to be...

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SPECTATOR:1 r,—In reference to your article on the above subject in the Spec- tator of January 15,1 appeal to your well-known sense of fairness to be allowed to say that,...


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have no doubt you meant to be fair in your article on "The Morality of Piecework" a fortnight ago, but excuse my saying that a pin's point will pierce your argument fatally. You...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—In your article of last week on Wordsworth's prose works.: you quote a Latin epitaph, beginning, "0 nimium dilecta ! vocat Deus," as...


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you allow a small employer of labour, who has lately had to consider practically the question of piece-work versus day- work, to state the reasons given by an intelligent...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR:1 Sut,—Allow me to point out the first public result of the dismissal of Mr. Oscar Browning from Eton College. The boys in the "First Hundred"...


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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECIAT0R.1 Sin,—The arguments cited by your correspondent "C. 1). C." for reading in Milton "barbaric pearls and gold," rather than "kings barbaric,"...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPEOTATOR:1 SIR,—Your reviewer of the "Homes of the London Poor" shuns up admirably much that needs to be said on the subjects of legislative...

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[" What the working-man wants is thrift."—Monsas Thmaramrosisr.] THE WORKING-MAN'S REPLY. - WHAT'S the use o' savin', when there's nowt for a man to buy? Cow, and cottage, and...


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WHEN the wind softly sways the azure sea, My languid spirit kindles at the sight, And then the land is no more a delight, Only the mighty main seems sweet to me. But when the...


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ARTHUR SCHOPENHAUER.* Miss ZIMMERN has written a very interesting life of the great German Buddhist and pessimist, without having at her disposal what would seem at first sight...

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Causes cilebres are always interesting reading, not only for experts- who can Understand and appreciate the legal and political bearings - of the questions raised, but for all...

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of living Scandinavian authors who have won a European reputation, that of Dr. Brandes is not the least known or the least honoured. In Germany, in France, in Italy, and even in...

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OUR BISHOPS AND DEANS.* Tins is a book which is

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a good example of many of the literary productions of our day. Without the system of circulating libraries, and without a demand among the public for works which combine a...

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THE object of all editors of Shakespeare may be presumed to be the presentation of as pure a text as possible—a text, that is to say, purged, on the one band, from such...

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THE BROAD CHURCH IN HOLLAND.* THE pamphlet of Mr. Wickstead,

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to which we call attention, con- tains a brief and clear account of the chief Protestant ecclesi- * The Ecclesiastical Institutions of Holland. By Philip H. Wickstead. London:...

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Thucydides. Books IIL and IV., with English Notes. By G. A. &nacos. (Rivingtons.)—This is one of the" Catena. Classicorum " series, and is, on the whole, a good specimen of...

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The Two Angels, and other Poems. By Alexander Anderson. (Simpkin

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and Marshall.)---Mr. Anderson has worked and still works as a "surface-man," though his occupation permits him, it seems, to pay a visit to Rome. That he has poetical power...

Sport and War. By Major-General Bisset. (John Murray.)—This book records

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the experiences of thirty years and more in fighting and hunting in South Africa. The fighting took place in the Kaffir wars, wars which the present generation, we fancy, know...

A History of Eton College, 1410-1875. By H. C. Maxwell

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Lyte. (Macmillan.)—The history of the foundation of Eton is sufficiently well known ; the vicissitudes of its subsequent fortunes are familiar to but few. Mr. Lyte has chosen a...

Lascare : a Tale. 3 vols. (Samuel Tinsley.)—This story seems

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to us to bear marks of composite workmanship. It is a story of the Cornish 'coast, of the loves and adventures by sea and land of the smuggling population of the little town of...

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One for Another. By Emma C. Wait. (Samuel Tinsley.)—This tale

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begins with a sort of application of the famous casuistical question, "Whether it is lawful to give false information to a murderer pursuing an innocent victim?" The...

Original Plays. By W. S. Gilbert. (Chatto and Windus.)—The first

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play in the volume is "The Wicked World," it had a certain fame of its own, and got more, perhaps, from a burlesqne which the Censor's inter- ference made celebrated. Reading it...

Reboisement in France. Compiled by J. C. Brown, LL.D. (Henry

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S. King and Co.)—The second title of this book is "Records of the Re- planting of the Alps, the Cevennes, and the Pyrenees, with Trees," 4fre. Dr. Brown's object is to induce...

The Poems of Sir Walter Scott. " Handy-Volume " Edition.

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(Bradbury, Agnew, and Co.)—This edition, besides being prettily bound and cheap, has in our eyes but one merit, but that is a great one. It is the easiest and pleasantest to...

Sisjer Louise; or, the Story of a Woman's Repentance. By

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C. J. Whyte-Melville. (Chapman and Hall.)—Mr. Whyte-Melville, looking about for a scene for a new story, chooses the Court of Louis XIV. The choice is, in one sense, a discreet...

Erasmus in Praise of Folly. (Reeves and Turner.).-.-A very sumptuous

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edition of Erasmus's famous Encomium, printed in type that it is a pleasure to read, and on paper which it is a delight to touch. And then we have tbe original illustrations,...

East and West London. By the Rev. Harry Jones. (Smith

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and Elder.)—This is a book to be read by parsons and laymen. Mr. Jones was an energetic parish priest in the West of London. He is now an energetic parish priest in the East....

Beauchamp's Career. By George Meredith. 8 vols. (Chapman and Hall.)—Nevil

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Beauchamp was a young gentleman of family, who re- volted from the politics of his order to become a Man of the People. But his career has much more to do with the three women...

.The Life of Hebich. By Two of his Fellow-labourers. Translated

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from the German by Colonel J. G. Halliday. (Seeloys).—Here is the marvel of what reads like a perfectly candid biography. Samuel Hebich laboured for many years as a missionary...

Little Minnie's Troubles. By N. D'Anvers. (Henry S. King.)—This is

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a prettily told little story, meant to teach little girl's to be thoughtful and obedient, even if they have a stern governess with the ugly name of Miss Brown. It can hardly...

Bandy-book of Ornamental Conifers. By Hugh Fraser. (Blackwood and Sons.)—Those

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who take a pride in ornamental shrubberies, and wish to know the best method of growing, and the geographical habitats of the shrubs and trees in them, should peruse this...

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We must be content with a brief description, or even

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enumeration, of many important theological works, which would demand for any detailed treatment space and time which we have not at our command. Among these are the Biblical...