30 OCTOBER 1869

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The " young men " in the great drapers' shops

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of Paris are out on strike. They are badly paid, wages ranging from £50, with food and lodging, to £200 for a first-class salesman, inclusive of commission, without food, and...

We are far from confident that Dr. Temple is making

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a change in the world which will be for his own happiness, though we hope it may be for England's. The Pall Mall Gazette of yesterday prints the following evidently authentic...

Archdeacon Freeman has been abusing newspapers, from which revilings, naturally

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enough, the Daily Telegraph recoils as from a sort of blasphemy. What seems to shock the Telegraph is that the Archdeacon should be vexed with the daily newspapers for being...

A correspondent of the Times forwards a picturesque account of

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a sudden rise of the Nile on the night of the 10th inst. He was sleeping in a house, in a village four miles south of the Pyramids, when he was awakened by a Bedouin, who warned...

The Cattaro acute seems to be getting serious. The insur-

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gents have formed themselves in the mountains, and are joined by hundreds of Montenegrins. It is necessary to ask leave of the Forte to pursue them, and it is believed that the...

Mr. Powell, an English gentleman hunting and exploring in Abyssinia,

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was murdered, with his wife and servants, by a Shan- galla tribe. No redress was to be expected from Government after its recent experience, and accordingly two brothers of the...

The Amalgamated Engineers are going to start their Secretary, Mr.

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William Allen,—a man of much ability,—for the seat vacated in Southwark by the transfer of Mr. Layard to the post of our Minister in Spain. Mr. Allen would be supported, it is...

£344,604, while the difference, £764,719, found its way into the

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pockets of certain persons," from whom the liquida- tors seek to recover it. The " companies represented by Mr. Mowatt, Chairman of the Credit Foncier Company, received .upwards...

The Bishop of St. David's (Dr. Thirlwall) has been delivering

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this week a remarkable charge to his clergy, chiefly occupied with the recent great Church measure in Ireland and its probable conse- quences. He insisted on the justice of the...

Consols were on Friday evening 93/ to 931.

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THE EARL OF DERBY. A FTER a political career of about forty-five years, during which he has been three times Prime Minister, the Earl of Derby has at last vanished from the...

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L ORD STANLEY is a man of so much capacity, that if he had not a certain impatience of a great proportion of the Parliamentary wrangles which go on for one session after...

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T HE public mind is advancing rapidly upon this question of Irish Land Tenure. Scarcely a year ago the Spectator stood alone in advocating fixity of tenure, rents settled by a...

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W E want to know why everybody assumes that the present frightful situation in Spain—a situation involving every element of national ruin—must shortly end in the...

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I T is possible to be righteous overmuch in politics as well as in theology, and the comments of some of our contem- poraries on the recent appointments seem to us to be much...

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D R. TEMPLE has proved anew his special capacity for the duties which Mr. Gladstone has devolved upon him, by showing a noble jealousy for the liberty of the clergy of our...

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n XFORD had a much greater loss last Saturday than that of her brilliant Chancellor,—translator, and spirited translator, of Homer though he was. The Professor of Latin was one...

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I T is a little unfair to discuss the very remarkable paper which Mr. Deutsch has contributed to the Quarterly, for it is but the first of a series, and he may be much better...

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CXX.-LANCASHIRE :-GEOGRAPHY. T HE county of Lancaster is one of the most irregular in shape of the counties of England. It may be described in a general manner as consisting of...

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UNSECTARIAN EDUCATION. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:1 SIRS I had looked forward to the Birmingham Education Meet- ing with the most anxious interest ; its actual result to...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR. "] have been much interested by the discussion in your columns touching the election of Matthias ; may I be permitted to suggest some reasons...


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THE LIFE OF SIR WILLIAM HAMILTON.* SOME thirty-three years ago, any day between November and April, and between the hours of twelve and one o'clock, a notice- able figure might...


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SIR,—I have perused with peculiar interest your article on Dr. Ewing's charge to the clergy of his diocese, in which you refer to the election of Matthias and to the use of the...

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MR. CONINGTON'S HORACE.* Tins is scarcely a welcome task that

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we undertake. One function of criticism,—which though it was but seldom indeed that in dealing with such a scholar as Professor Coningtou a critic did not feel his own...

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Bur for the writer's preface, the criticism of Veronique ought to have been a simple matter. Without pronouncing on its goodness or badness, which are phrases of wide meaning, a...

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THE authoress of Flemish Interiors is a most indefatigable writer. We have scarcely closed her account of the B6guinages of Belgium before we find her opening a new vein in...

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THE HUMAN INTELLECT.* To read, digest, and reproduce in an

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abridged form all the writings of all philosophers of note on every phase of the, intellect's activity ! What an undertaking ! It were superhuman not to have failed sometimes,...

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The Volsung Tale. By F. Scarlet Potter. (Martin, 9 Lisson

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Grove.) —This little poem appears in a most modest guise, but it is ten times more worth reading than most of the volumes of "minor " poetry that reach us. Mr. Potter has no...

The Shakespeare Treasury of Wisdom and Knowledge. Charles W. Stearns,

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M.D. (Sampson Low and Co.)—Shakespeare is, of all poets, the one whom one likes the best, or, as some doubtless would rather have it, dislikes the least, to read in extracts....


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The Open Secret : Sermons. By the late Rev. A. J. Morris. (Miall.)— This is a volume of posthumous sermons, but they stand in little need of the indulgence which this...

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Three Weeks in Central Europe, by T. Sopwith, M.A. (Willis,

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Sotheran, and Co.), is an unpretending record of journeyings through Bavaria, Saxony, Prussia, &c., tho writer principally concerning himself with matters of art.