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It is tolerably evident that General Tchernaieff and the Civil

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Government at Belgrade are not quite at one as to the policy to be pursued, and that the view of the - General has the greater • weight of the two. Prince Milan, though he has...

Lord Beaconsfield naturally evaded receiving the deputation appointed by the

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Guildhall meeting of last week to convey to him the resolutions arrived at on the Eastern Question,—to which Lord Derby, however, listened on Wednesday with that air of...

When these words came, they were certainly words of what

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the Lord Mayor meant by "otherwise." Lord Derby was specific only about the demand for the punishment of the Turkish authors of the atrocities. AS for the Autumn Session, he...


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T HE prospect is again very warlike. General Tchernaieff, who is master of the situation in Servia,—at all events, till some one of the Great Powers risks an intervention by...

The real attitude of the various Governments does not seem

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to be very clear. It is said that Russia wished to insist on the " political " autonomy of the Christian States, which Austria opposed, and that Lord Derby wished for the word...

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Mr. Gladstone has declined to preside at the proposed meeting

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of working-men at St. James's Hall, and in doing so observed, in relation to the "notice bestowed upon him by the Prime Minister in his speech at Aylesbury," that "Lord...

Cardinal Manning, in laying on Tuesday the foundation-stone of a

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new seminary for the education of young priests for the diocese of Beverley, made a remark on the re'filme of force which had succeeded to that pastoral authority of the Pope in...

Sir Stafford Northcote also addressed on the same day a

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monster Conservative meeting at Nostell Priory, near Wakefield, at which it was calculated that 25,000 persons were present, though very few of them, of course, could have heard...

There is too much reason to fear that the blood-thirst

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of the Turk awakened in Bulgaria has spread into Asia, and that a good many Armenians, the peacefulest of all Christian sects, have fallen victims to the wave of homicidal...

Sir Stafford described the position of England in the Eastern

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Question as a leading and a " proud " position, and as one which would probably enable her to give the cue for a such settlement as would ensure the Christian provinces of...

This day week Mr. Gladstone made an animated and very

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effective speech to the Liberal Association at Staindrop, in South Durham, which the Tory papers speak of as deliberately putting the Topular policy on the Eastern Question on...

Lord Derby's reply was so little to the liking of

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the Guildhall deputation, that on retiring from the Foreign Office they held a meeting, in which they passed unanimously—Mr. H ubbard, M.P., who deprecated any direct opposition...

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The American Presidential campaign is still devoid of note- worthy

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incident. Mr. Hayes has disposed of the charge brought against him of having made a false return of his income during the war, but his competitor, Mr. Tilden, though promising...

The Pall Mall Gazette has made a political discovery. It

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is that Mr. Gladstone's action in relation to Turkey and Bulgaria is due to his sympathy for a certain "corrupt and stagnant Church,"—we suppose, the Greek Church,—and that the...

The Hell-Gate explosion was effected on Sunday last most suc-

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-eessfully. No fewer than 4,462 holes had been drilled in the subterranean rocks, which were charged with 52,206 lb. of dynamite. At ten- minutes before three on Sunday...

The lectures for the London artisans given by University men,

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which were so popular last winter in Shoreditch (Dr. Martin and Messrs. j. E. H. Gordon, Hallam, Tennyson, G. Campbell Macaulay being the lecturers), are to be followed up in...

On Tuesday the Archbishop of Canterbury commenced his second visitation

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of the diocese in Canterbury Cathedral, and there delivered an address to his Clergy, which referred to many aspects of the duty which devolves upon the Church as the Church of...

The United States Government is to be congratulated on its

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success in inducing several of the Indian tribes that wander over the region lying on the head-waters of the Missouri to consent to their removal to the Indian territory. It was...

The firing from the 81-ton gun began at Shoeburyness on

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Wednesday. The great gun was removed successfully last week from Woolwich, where the previous firing had given results even more satisfactory than had been expected. On...

Fortunately, the Roman Catholics are not all, or chiefly, of

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Cardinal Mannin,g's mind. At an Irish meeting, held in the Albion Hall, London Wall, under the auspices of the Home- rulers, at which Mr. F. H. O'Donnell took the chair, those...

The Austrian and Hungarian Ministers have at length brought to

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a conclusion the negotiations, so often resumed and broken off, for the renewal of the Dual system established in 1867. On all points but one an agreement has been come to. The...

Consols were on Friday 9E4 to 98k.

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ENGLAND AND THE EASTERN QUESTION. T HE Eastern Question is getting beyond Lord Derby's con- trol, and it is some little compensation to the English people for the mortification...


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"VAS est ab hosts doceri" is a feeble and inadequate mmdm It is not simply lawful, but right,—it is not merely your best wisdom, but your highest duty,—to learn all you can from...

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If AS the recent manifestation of public feeling on the sub- ject of the atrocities in Bulgaria been perverted to party ends? Two opposite answers are constantly given to this...

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W ITH that bland determination to be satisfied with every- thing Turkish as long as possible which constitutes the special Tory attitude on the Eastern Question, Lord Derby...


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WEEM Lord Derby intimated the other day that at least O b n I e European Power would resist, probably even at the cost of war, "the substitution of a Sclavonic for a Turkish...

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I T will scarcely be questioned by the warmest friend of the ference; shareholders. When the case is inquired into, it is found that there is great dissatisfaction with the...

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N OW that we have before us a full report of Professor Barrett'e paper and of the discussion upon it, we may be permitted to express our hope that the British Association will...

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THOUGHTS BY THE WAY ON A BEATEN TRACK.—III. mum OUR SPROUL CORRESPONDENT.] Berne.—Is there any natural law of house-architecture ? I think M. Taine, who would derive all the...


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I F l3adeker would only come to England and Ireland, and apply his method to the production of Guides to our English Counties, we suspect he would soon reap a great harvest of...

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A DRIVE IN DEVONSHIRE.—HL [TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:] SIH,—The stars were shining brilliantly, and Phcebe Junior was beginning to betray a strong opinion that every...

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tro THE EDITOR OF THE usaaareveal SrR,—You have personally agrieved me, but even " constructive imagination" does not suggest that you will be much moved by that. Well, then,...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPROTATOR."3 Sin,—Permit me to point out the curious fact that whereas the- Tory papers are constantly telling their readers that the " atrocity- mongers...

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[TO THE ED/TOR OF THII SPROTATOR.1 have no doubt that Canon Trevor has seen by this time that the report he alluded to from Sir H. Wolff's speech has been declared to be a...


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• [TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPBOTATOR.1 have read with much pain your remarks of Saturday on the state of affairs at Barbadoes. The "previously-expressed opinions" to which you...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE"SPECTATOR."] Sra,—I am not a gentleman myself, but I often meet persons of that " persuasion," and I am sure that it will do you good to know the...


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LEAL SOUVENIR! [WORDS UNDER A PORTRAIT IN THE NEW WING OF THE NATIONAL GALLERY, BY JOHN VAN EYCK.] Is it a friend who is painted here, Rugged of feature, and homely of dress?...

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THE NATIONAL GALLERY. THE occasion given by the Wynn-Ellis bequest to the nation has been taken advantage of, and a thorough rearrangement of pictures made at the much-abused...

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FREEMAN'S NORMAN CONQUEST.* Mn. FREEMAN has now finished his great work on the Norman Conquest. In earlier volumes, he has told us how the Conqueror gained the land and how he...

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" Mucrx quotation of any sort," says Sir Hugo Mallinger, in George Eliot's latest novel, "even in English, is bad. It tends to choke ordinary remark. One cannot carry on life...

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A minor Italian poet, one Pontanns, having asked in a Latin , distich what it was that grew bigger the more you took from it, got for his answer, " Pontano demas carmina, major...

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THE appearance of a book on Cuba is welcome and opportune. The echoes that reach us of the events which are passing in "the Queen of the Ahtilles" are very faint and few. Save...

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(CONCLUDING NOTICE.) IN our previous notice of this book, we referred to the aocount here given of local government in foreign countries as a valuable aid, in any consideration...

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Epistles, Satires, and Epigrams. By James E. Thorold Rogers. (Bentley.)—A

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satirist ought, above all things, to be strong. If he claims to lay on the lash, he ought to be able to lay it on with pre- cision and effect. It cannot be said that Mr....


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characters more or less in need of rehabilitation. Mr. Frost, looking for a subject of this kind, has made his choice not unwisely, and certainly with courage. The "wicked Lord...

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Dans le Champs. Par Joseph Romano. (Dnff and Stewart.)—This little

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scherzo pastorale is very light and pretty, and should find favour amongst organists as well as pianists. A difficult chord occurs at the commencement of bar 9, page 3.

The Joyful Peasant. Arranged by J. E. Newell. (J. Bath.)—

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Schumann's music is too well known to require any criticism from us. The original music gains nothing from Mr. Newell's arrangement.

Fifty Waltzes by Mozart. Edited and arranged by Josiah Pitman.

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(C. Lonsdale)—Mozart's music requires no comment, and nothing can be said for or against Mr. Pitman's arrangement.


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Gavotte et Musette. Par Henry Loge. (Goddard and Co.)—This is a quaint little piece. Being fairly written, and not difficult, it should find favour with young pianists.

Fleurs de Mai. Par Fritz Spindler. (Goddard and Co.)—A graceful,

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light, easy, and flowing Bluette ; simple, and at the same time effective.

The Wedding March of a Marionette. By Charivari. (J. Bath.) - .

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Evidently this piece has been composed side by side with Gonnod's "Funeral March of a Marionette." It is anything but original, and lacks the brightness, vivacity, and style...

Fadeless Bloom. Words by Mrs. Hemans. Music by Giuseppe. (Goddard

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and Co.)—Both words and music are good.

David. By the Rev. T. Barber. (Simpkin and Marshall)—This little

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volume, without pretending to original research, has sufficient interest and value to deserve success. Mr. Barber has been diligent in consulting the best authorities, and he...

To Maud. Words by Tennyson. Music by Giuseppe. (Goddard and

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Co.)—This song has been too long associated with the original melody written for it, and is too good, for us to wish for a change in the music. M. Giuseppe's arrangement being...

s Old Words and Modern Meanings. Edited by T. Whitcombe

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Greene. (Longmans.)—The plan of the author whose works Mr. Greene has re- Irked and completed, is to exhibit the change of meaning which words have undergone in the English...

_History of the Burgh and Parish "Schools of Scotland. By

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James Grant. Vol. L, "The Burgh Schools." (Collins.)—" Burgh-schools" are Anglice " Grammar-schools," and the information which Mr. Grant has so diligently collected about them...