29 MARCH 1873

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The state of affairs in Spain appears to grow daily

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more anarchic, and the chances seem to lie between the Federal Republic and Don Carlos, whose troops hold their ground in several pro- vinces, and even in Catalonia have got a...


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T HE week has been .politically one of rather anxious com- plaisance on the part of the Government,—not the sort of complaisance which is due to conciliation and deprecation,...

In that part of his speech which referred more particularly

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to the toast of "Her Majesty's Ministers," Mr. Gladstone of course made a pointed allusion to their recent " fall " and "recovery," —he might almost, we think, have used with...

A great dinner was given by the Lord Mayor of

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London at the Mansion House on Wednesday to two hundred provincial Mayors, in whose honour the Prime Minister and other members of the Cabinet were invited to attend. The dinner...

The debate of yesterday week on the "Three Rules" of

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the Treaty of Washington came to an amicable ending in the with- drawal of Mr. Gathorne Hardy's resolution. Mr. Forster replied to Mr. Hardy that the Government agreed very much...

* The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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The Canton of Geneva has voted -the law ordering the

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Cures to be elected by the people bya, vote of some 9,000 voters against few or none. The Catholic voters, who are saidnot.to exceed 6,000, all abstained from the. poll. But...

A rather lively currency debate took place in the House

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on Tuesday night, in which the honours remained with Sir John Lubbock and Mr. Fowler (M.P. for Cambridge) ; but they had not a very formidable antagonist in Mr. Anderson (ALP....

A very enthusiastic meeting took place at Exeter Hall this

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day week in support of Mr. Plimsoll's Billagainst unseaworthy ships. Lord Shaftesbury .made an eloquent,- perhaps too eloquent, speech on behalf of Mr. Plimsoll, and Mr....

The general effect of Mr. Gosahen's statement is to satisfy

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us that: he is wisely, firmly, and successfully carrying out the great lines of Naval policy and administration settled5by Mr. Childers when he was at the Admiralty. As we have...

Mr. Goschen stated the Navy Estimates on Monday evening. In

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deference to his appeal that the first vote should, if possible, be taken that night, Lord H. Lennox and Mr. Brassey postponed the motions of which they had given notice...

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'On Wednesday,-Mr. Osborne 'Morgan brought on . ' -his' Burials' Billfor opening

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the Church graveyards to Dissenting rites, so long those rites are "decent and solemn," and where not liturgical, limited to hymnsand- prayers, in a speech of. some ability,...

What has induced the Board of Trade to make an

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enemy of Mr. Plimsoll ? It is evident that some one at -the Board has done so, for in declaring his intention to appeal to the Prime Minister, and never to go to the Board of...

The Analnseador of the German Empire at.our Court, Count von

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-Bernstorff, died of the painful disease' from which he has been sot long .suffering, on Wednesday night, at 'the age of 64. He seems to have been one of that steady, patient...

To this Mr. Hughes, who made much the most liberal

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-and much the most .religious speech of the debate, • mid that the Church, by virtue of her national position, was bound to accept the national duty of burying all whom no other...

It appears. that, by a blunder in the" Wild Birds'

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"Act, linnetg and chaffinches were not-enumerated amongst the kinds of birds to be protected during breeding time, and that the , birdcatchers therefore pursue their calling as-...

Lord Stanhope has applied on behalf of the Society of

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Anti- quaries to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to provide, money for an investigation of the Barrows of the Troad, especially those called the Tumulus of Achilles, of Hector,...

Lord Romilly has this week taken leave of the Rolls'

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Court, after receiving the usual compliments of the Bar. He has been a very sensible and hardworking, though not a great Judge,—and has never dropped, and we trust will not...

The spokesmen of the Queen's University deny that any of

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their graduates received honours with only a score of 15 marks out of 124. They say that the 15 marks were marks given in excess of an undefined limit which was regarded as the...

Consols were onTriday 92 to 921.

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whether deprecating it or not, certainly predicted,—an early dissolution. "Men of political intelligence, unaffected by personal interest, incline to the opinion that it is not...

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T O RD NORTHBROOK weenie to understand that a Viceroy 1.41 who bears the responsibilities of office should also wield its patter ; that he is not in the position of a Premier at...


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rilElErimutenseantdortexpected, access ef rpopular' sympathy 1. which:hats giseirto eneettrage -Mr. 'hie plead- ing -for cur Sailors) has' appalled- and disoondortedf a vast...

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D EBATES on the state of the Navy are for some time. to come likely to be in all essential respects expositions or vindications of the policy of Mr. Childers. Mr. Goschen's...

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TR. FAWCETT'S highly-stretched moral indignation on _Al the night of last Friday week led him to divide the Committee of Supply three times after one o'clock, to prevent votes...

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opening of Lord Lytton's posthumous novel, " Kenelni Chillingly," there are some admirable remarks on the moral responsibilities of parents for the names they give to their...

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W E have no wish to misrepresent our contemporary the Pall Mall, or indeed any other contemporary, but, as has been often - observed, the right way of judging whether there has...

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I RE we not inclined to laugh sometimes at the stories of Africans and other races, who make gods of men,.and let these gods beat them, and then worship them all the mere rever-...

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PROPERTY IN RELIGIOUS RITES. [To THE EDITOR OF THE "SFECTITOR. - ] nt.,—Because you always write about Church questions in a spirit of fairness, and because you refuse to...


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SIR,—I think you are unjust to the Clergy in your remarks upon their opposition to the Burials' Bill of Mr. Morgan. The question between the Church and the Nonconformists in...

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[TO TKO EDITOR OF TER EPROTATOR.1 Sin,—If not too late, I should wish to make a few , remaskicon your artiole on the last new forgery in your issue of the 8th. As to the...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.] confess it was not with my wonted feelings of sympathy I read the article in the Spectator of last Saturday, entitled as above,—rather, to be...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sin,—In your notice of Mr. Stephens' "Life of Clarysostom there occurs the following sentence :—" Though the son of a. Christian mother, he...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.] San—Although you have decided to close the controversy in your columns for the present, I trust you will allow me the parlia- mentary...

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THE THEOLOGY OF THE LATE DR. MACLEOD CAMPBELL.* THIS volume will be opened by many with interest, and by a few with emotion. There are some here, and more in Scotland, to whom...

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"Iv you do not love Florence, this book will bore you," is the author's intimation preceding the title-page. But it could not bore any one. It is faulty, but fascinating, it is...

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WE think, on the whole, that this is the ablest work we have had from the pen of the Author of Friends in Council since he delighted literary epicures with that little volume....

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THE recent revival of interest in Bishop Berkeley is a fact of no little significance. His Idealism met the fate usually accorded to great thoughts on their first appearance....

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WE cannot altogether compliment Mr. Edward Garrett on im- provement as an author since we noticed his Premiums Paid to Experience. No doubt he has pruned away something of the...

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TIIAT architects, designers, and manufacturers need to have their attention directed to the production of more beautiful forms of ornamentation, no one who observes the poverty...

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Our American Cousins at Howe. By Vera, Author. of "'Under,

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the Red Cross." (Sampson Low and Co.)—"Vera" seems to have been muoir pleased with her tour, which, however, did not -extend beyond the more civilised regions of the Union....


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The Life and Writings of St. Peter. By the Author of "Essays on reader's attention. Its main feature is, as may be supposed, the con- troversial argument, as it is pressed...

Two Worlds of Fashion. By Calthorpe Strange. 3 vols. (Tinsley

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Bros.)—The most nauseous and.shameless of French novels profess and even trade upon a certain morality. They will often describe the retribu- tion that waits on visa, -while...

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A False Heart. By J. E. Muddock. 3 vols. (Tinsley.)—Has

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Mr. Muddock ever seen, we wonder, any one of the numberless parodies of the melodramatic novel which humoarists, great and small, have given us? Surely he must have seen...