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We hear with g reat re g ret that the bodies of some

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of the En g lish killed in the skirmish of Kassasin were found to have been mutilated, and trust that the En g lish officers will take some pains to restrain their troops from...

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It is bad news for the Church of En g land that

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the Arch- bishop of Canterbury is in imminent dan g er, havin g been attacked, three weeks a g o, accordin g to the Lancet, by weakness of the heart, con g estion of the lun g...

The gallantry of our troops throu g hout has been all that

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Englishmen could desire. We stated last week that Sir Garnet Wolseley had found Arabi in some force at Ramses,- i.e., some ei g ht miles west of Ismailia, on the railway line to...

The skirmish of Monday was a more serious affair. The

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advanced g uard, under General Graham, was at Kassasin Lock, on the Sweetwater Canal,—a g ood deal in advance of the rest of the troops. The En g lish, tired out by feints of...


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S IR GARNET WOLSELEY, advancin g throu g h the Land of Goshen, has fou g ht the enemy twice durin g the week of which we have now the record,—once, when he was attackin g , on...

The way in -which Mr. Hickman worked his two g uns

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on Thursday week a g ainst the ten or twelve g uns of the enemy, the drivers takin g up the servin g of the g uns when the artillerymen were worn out, and compelled to take some...

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Turkey and Greece have had a brush at Zorbas, ou

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the northern frontier of Thessaly, where the new Turkish frontier meets the Greek frontier. There was considerable fighting there on Sunday and Monday, each side alleging, of...

There was an able paper also read by Mr. Selater-Booth,

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as President of the Economic and Statistical Section of the British Association, yesterday week, on the subject of local govern- ment in rural districts. He objected strongly to...

Politics have been quiet for the last ten days, but

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the Conservatives did manage to get up a blood-and-thunder meet- ing at Frome yesterday week, at which Lord Henry Thynne took the chair, and in which Lord Henry Thymic said that...

The spirit of discontent among the Irish Constabulary, which has

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been manifesting itself in little outbursts of various kinds The spirit of discontent among the Irish Constabulary, which has been manifesting itself in little outbursts of...

The Military Convention between Turkey and England is not yet

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concluded, and hangs fire, apparently, on two points,— the proclamation of Arabi as a traitor, to which the Sultan had agreed, but from which he is always trying to be excused ;...

Yesterday week, a deputation, composed of the Lord Mayor of

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Dublin and some members of the Corporation, waited on Lord Spencer, to represent to him the desirability of altering the law which allows. Judges to inflict arbitrarily heavy...

On Friday week, Sir R. Temple read a most striking

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paper before the British Association on the cradle of the Tartar world, the gigantic Asiatic plateau, usually 4,000 feet high,. which stretches from the Himalaya to the Altai...

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The artillery fight at Chalouf on August 20th, which had

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been represented as a massacre by the British iu some of our own journals, turns out to have been a strictly legitimate operation of war, though one which was provoked very...

We observe that Sir W. Thomson,in his address on Friday

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week to the British Association, declared authoritatively that " ease- 1 ul observation with the barometer, thermometer, and anemo- meter, at the time of new moon, full moon,...

Amongst other curious illustrations of the deeply-implanted bigotries of this

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professedly tolerant age, is the publication in Monday's Times of a very silly and chaffing letter, by "A Vicar::General," on Mr. Green's case, in which the Vicar-General...

Ina paper by Professor Sclisvedoff, on " The Origin of

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Hail," read before the Association on Monday, evidence was produced —we arc not told exactly what—of a hailstone "as large as an elephant," which took three days to melt. Oddly...

Dr, Siemens, on bringing the meeting of the British Associa-

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tion, over which he has so ably presided, to a close, expressed a view which, popularly accepted though it is, seems to us utterly false. He said that "it seemed to be a law of...

Consols were on Friday 99: to 99i.

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On Monday, the British Association decided to hold its meet-

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ing of 18 84—two years hence—in Montreal (Canada), the meet- ing o f next year being fixed for Southport. Considering that there are a good many of the Association who cannot go...

There was also a very vehement diScussion the same clay

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on the Channel Tunnel, Sir Frederick Bramwell doing all in his power to cover with ridicule those who have opposed it. But ho did not make much way. Sir William Armstrong quite...

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EUROPE, TURKEY, AND EGYPT. I T ie not surprising to us that the Sultan of Turkey vacil- lates as to the course he shall take in Egypt more than the barometer itself, and we...


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T r Mr. Trevelyan would only devote as much attention to the proper organisation of the Irish Constabulary as he is devoting to the more general question of the proper mode of...

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W HATEVER we may think of Mr. Wilfrid Blunt's capacity as a politician and a discerner of character, there can be no question about his honesty and moral courage. In the article...

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A S our readers are aware, the real belief of those who write in these columns is very far indeed from one of sympathy with Ritualism, as such. The present writer, at least,...

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interest g and, in many respects, a favourable estimate A N of the S. lvation Army, is given by Cardinal Manning i.) which appea to the new number of the Contemporary Review. It...

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I F the recent disturbances, marked though they were by the assassination of the King and Queen, in the remote and little-known country of Corea, were not likely to exercise an...

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I N time to come, when the comic journals and pictures of this period shall form an important portion of the material on which the historian will rely for his description of its...

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P ROFESSOR MOSELEY, of Oxford, who delivered before the British Association, on Monday night, a most inter- esting and amusing account of some of the features of deep-sea life,...

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I T would be superfluous to dwell on the details of Australia's "crowning victory" in the cricket-field. They are as familiar now as "household words," and very unpleasant...

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SPOILING THE EGYPTIANS. ITO TEE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.") Sin,—Although I do not agree with Mr. S. Keay in the view he takes of the objects which dictated our joint action...


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ITO TIM EDITOR OF TEE " SPECTATOR.") SI11, — You do a great injustice to King Darius, in comparing him to the Attorney-General. Darius repented of his P. W. R. Act, the moment...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] Sin,—Your argument, excellent as

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far as it goes, must go one step further. Mr. Green, when for a time deprived of his church by inhibition, continued his official ministrations as Vicar; now that he is...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE 41 SPEOTATOR."] SIR,—The following proofs of intelligence in a cat you may deem worthy of a space in your columns :—A literary friend of mine at Bath had...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—Dr. Littledale's usual accuracy has, surely, deserted him in this matter P Of the names which he gives as cases of sur- names in Royal...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIR,—May I be allowed to contribute, in illustration of the mys- terious brain or "will "-power supposed to exist, a story which appears to...

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MR. MALLOCK ON SOCIAL EQUALITY.* MR. MALLocit's book is too ambitious, as well in its title as in its style. So far as the science of which he announces himself as the unfolder...


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Y WYDDFA. (THE SUMMIT OF SNOWDON.) " LIB Place of Presence !" Viewless phantoms crowd In mist and cloud ; And in deep chasm and dark abyss beneath Hides dreadful Death. Not...

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"30th August, 1864.—To-morrow, alas l being my last day at the Horse Guards, I went to take leave of his Royal Highness. Nothing could be more gratifying than his reception of...

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us the first instalment of a work in which the growth of Wordsworth's genius can be studied, as well as its fruits appreciated and admired. And it is most satis- factory to find...

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a pen de bons livres," says D'Olivot, " dont on ne puisse faire une critique tics-bonne." The remark is a just one, and compels us to make some excuse for the following notice...

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LAC 0 RDAIRE.* THE life of Lacordaire is too important

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to be adequately treated in a volume like the one Mrs. Lear has just published. We have no wish to underrate the appreciation she shows of his character, nor the graceful style...

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A Candid Examination, of Theism. By " Physions." (Triibner.) —"

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Physicus," after a subtle, though not what we regard as an adequate analysis of the Theistic question, though it will well repay the most attentive study, finds himself, to his...

SERMON8. — The Restoration of God's Banished Ones, and Other Ser- mons,

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by the late Rev, G. J. Proctor (Hodder and Steughten), contains a Prefatory Memoir (by A. M'Kennal, B.A.), from which it appears that the painful life of Mr. Proctor, which was...


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Through Dark to Light. (Remington and Co.)—"To are sorry that we cannot find much to admire in this work, as the author rightly terms it. It is divided into two parts, called "...