31 JULY 1880

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The news received from Cabal is, so far as it

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goes, reassuring. All was reported "quiet" there yesterday afternoon. The force there was estimated at 20,000, and "a strong division was ready to move sonthwards." Mr. Lepel...

Turkey has replied to the Collective Note of the Powers,

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and her reply is to the effect that she cannot give up Janina to Greece, on the ground that it is almost wholly Mussel- man; Metzovo, on the ground that it is strategically...

4 * * The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in anycase.

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A GREAT disaster has fallen upon us in Afghanistan. We -a. have more than once expressed our anxiety lest Ayoub Khan's advance from Herat on Candahar might end in mis- fortune,...

The Compensation for Disturbance (Ireland) Bill was read a third

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time on Monday by a majority of 66 (303 to 237), in a House from which at least a hundred Members must have been absent. Mr. Forster moved the third reading, in a masterly...

All telegraphic communication between Candahar and the Viceroy has been

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broken since eleven a.m. on Tuesday (27th), so that we really know nothing since that hour. The nearest force to General Primrose (who has in Brigadier-General Brooke a very...

The accounts from South Africa are rather more favourable. We

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hope we may avoid a Basuto war, after all,—especially if Sir Bartle Frere is promptly recalled. With the evidences accumulating upon us of the long array of evil consequences...

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Lord Randolph Churchill's reputation for Parliamentary

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talent is growing rapidly. He has already eclipsed, in the opinion of the best judges, Lord George Hamilton,—has shown more judgment, more humour, and less of mere smartness. In...

Mr. APCoan, in a thoughtful speech founded on personal experience,

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expressed the view that the Mahommedane suffered quite as much as the Armenians from the misgovernment of Armenia. Mr. Ashmead-Bartlett delivered a violent and foolish oration...

Mr. Bryce called attention, on Friday week, to the miserable

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condition of Armenia,—a district about 200 miles long, by 250 broad,—in a very able speech. The Armenians were suffering from frightful and constant outrages by the Kurds ; from...

A Middlesex Conservative demonstration took place this day week at

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the Alexandra Palace, when the chief speakers were Lord John Manners and Lord George Hamilton. Lord John Manners contributed a very bad nursery rhyme, of which the chief idea...

Mr. Dodson, the head of the Local Government Board, in

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order to make sure that his second election at Chester, which was uncon- tested, should be cancelled, if it were not ab ball.° void, has ae- cepthd one of the offices under...

The debate on the Hares and Rabbits Bill, on Thursday

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even- ing, revealed that though Mr. Brand and many of the Liberal landowners are disaffected to the Bill, that disaffection is more than compensated by the disposition of those...

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The fasting doctor in New York is now believed to

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have con- tinued without any food, except whatever may be contained in water, for thirty-two days, in which period of time he has lost weight to something like the amount of a...

Mr. Rathbone has, we regret to say, refused to contest

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Liver- pool in the Liberal interest ; and unless he could rely on a large number of Conservative votes, he was, douttless, right. It appears, as we ventured last week to...

On Monday, a Cambridge Undergraduate, James Reginald Nash, was indicted

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before Baron Pollock for perjury, the charge being that on April 29th he falsely swore that an Undergraduate friend Shad not been in Jesus Lane, where a carman complained of...

An inquest was held on Monday at Guy's Hospital on

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the body of Louisa Morgan, a young married woman, (sick of hysteria and consumption, whose death had been, in the opinion of the medical staff, either caused or accelerated by...

There was a dinner at the Trinity House on Saturday,

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when the Lord Chief Justice of England proposed the toast of her Majesty's Government, in a speech carefully designed to inti- mate that he thought it an ill-judging and...

The Victorian Parliament, now twice dissolved within six months, has

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on each occasion of a dissolution changed its mind. In February, the dissolution which took place during the administration of Mr. Berry resulted in a majority -of about twelve...

Consols were on Friday 98 te 98i,

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The Commission named to inquire into the Livery Companies of

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the City of London is a very strong one. Lord Derby is to be its chairman, and he is to be supported by the Duke of Bedford, Lord Sherbrooke (better known as Mr. Lowe), Lord...

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THE DISASTER IN CANDAHAR. M EN reap what they have sown. The British have under- taken no enterprise in Asia so unjustifiable as the second invasion of Afghanistan, and have...

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T HE question as to the duty of the House of Lords in rela- tion to the Irish Disturbance Bill, must be discussed on very different principles from the question as to the duty...

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T HE debate on Armenia shows very clearly the dense ignor- ance about Turkish rule and administration which still prevails among educated people in England. Mr. Bryce opened the...

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T HE discussion of Thursday evening ought to convince the Conservatives that a virulent resistance to the Hares and Rabbits Bill will be not only a great folly, but about the...

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D O the public—the serious, well-principled, politically- minded, morally disposed public—really wish to put a stop to Bribery at Elections ? That they appear to wish it we all...

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M R. ARNOLD, in selecting from his prose writings the passages* which most clearly mark and most brilliantly express his leading ideas, has not merely provided us with a number...

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M ACAULAY has told us, writing of Byron's sudden punish- ment at the hands of' Society," how periodically fits of out- raged virtue break out in that mystic body, as a...

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W E have endeavoured, in a previous article, to set before our readers the first dawn of this controversy, as it appears in the pages of one whose writings .hold, in germ, the...

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T HE case of presumptive manslaughter in Guy's Hospital seems likely to be actively used for the purpose of mis- leading the public as to the recent controversies affecting...

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ENGLAND AND THE FRENCH REPUBLIC. go THE EDITOR OF TEE "SPECTATOR."] Sra,—The interest with which I read the article in last week's Spectator on the subject of "English...


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LTO TER EDITOR OF TER SPECTATOR.") Sia, — The Spectator of the 17th contained an article the writer of which, after reflecting upon the former management of Lord. Lansdowne's...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.'] SIII, — The real facts of

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the Trench management were not made known in the "Realities of Irish Life," but were first published to the world by Mr. Thomas Crosbie, the correspondent of a -Cork newspaper,...


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the review of my "New Poems" contained in your last number, after noticing the two poems of " SaIvestra" and " Thorgerda," that fill 155 pp. of the book, you state that the...


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Sra,—In ycur note of last week on Lord Lansdowne's letter, you make the following quotation from Mr. Senior's book on Ireland :—" One of my father's great difficulties at...


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[We are requested to insert the following letter from Prebendary , Harland to Sir Henry Taylor, in reply to the letter to Lord Blach- ford published a fortnight ago in the...


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SIR,—What is happening at St. Peter's, Bournemouth, has an interest for many other places. At St. John's, Richmond, the Vicar, a Low Churchman, died last year, and the patron...

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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") Sin,—Perhaps you will admit a small correction in your article on "Mr. Bright and the Liverpool Election," in to-day's paper. Leeds is not...


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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR, — When I read Dr. Carpenter's letter in your last number, I feared it would be misunderstood ; and that fear was con- firmed by an...


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"FIAT LUX." WORRY and talk—and obstruct and bore— Make better men than yourselves your sport ; Down with the many, and up with the few ; Yet which be the judge in the last...


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SIR, — Without questioning the conclusions of your argument on the coming Liverpool election, many persons will probably hesitate to endorse the argument for general...

(To 711R EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.") Sin,—Whilst fully admitting

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that the anthropomorphic idea of God presented in many parts of the Old Testament does not rise above the level of the age in which it was conceived, I may, perhaps, protest...

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ITALY AND HER INVADERS.* THE names of Goth, Hun, and Vandal are very familiar to us. This is undoubtedly due to Gibbon's great work, to which we instinctively turn when we wish...

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THE Purcell Papers of Mr. Le Fans', though some of his earliest, include also some of his most striking literary creations, and the interesting memoir which Mr. Graves has...

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little book, inasmuch as it comprises in a small compass a short catalogue of the principal works in all the chief galleries of Europe, both the titles and the numbers of the...

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Ir is a pity that a work so admirable in many respects as this is should be marred by fault of omission and commission which a little extra care on the author's part might have...


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IT seems almost a work of supererogation to tell the habitual -novel-reader that a novel which is by the author of Mr. Smith and Cousins, and which is published by Messrs....

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Memoirs of a Cynic. Edited by William Gilbert. 3 vols.

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(Tinsley Brothers.)—The Cynic seems to have been driven into his better philosophy by dwelling on the iniquities of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, who drew a very large...

The Religious Condition of Christendom, edited by the Rev. J.

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Murray Mitchell, M.A., LL.D. (Hodder and Stoughton), is . a volume containing "a Series of Papers Presented to the Seventh General Conference of the Evangelical Alliance, held...


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Path and Goal ; a Discussion on fits Elements of Civilisation and the Conditions of Happiness. By M. M. Kalisch, Ph.D., M.A. (Long- mans.)—Gabriel de Mondoza, the descendant of...

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Croker's Boswell, and Boswell : Studies in the Life of

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Johnson. By Percy Fitzgerald, M.A. (Chapman and Hall.)—Mr. Fitzgerald has expended, we will not say wasted, a vast amount of labour and in. genuity on his subject. The result is...

An Essay on the Scriptural Doctrine of Immortality. By the

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Rev. James Challis. (Rivingtons.)—We must confess that, having given not a little careful attention to Professor Challis's treatise, we have not had the success in understanding...

The Three Witnesses ; or, Scepticism Met by Fact. By

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Stephen Jenner, M.A. (Longmans.)—As Paley has compared, in his well- known work, the "form Peelings," the Epistles of St. Paul with what is recorded of him in the "Acts," so...

Studies in Religion under German Masters. By J. Frederick Smith.

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(Williams and Norgate.)—The subjects of Mr. J. F. Smith's Essays are Franck, Lessing, Herder, Goethe, and Lang. A few sen- tences from the essay on Franck will best explain the...

Hubbard's Right-Hand Record and Newspaper Directory (H. P. Hubbard, New

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Haven, Conn.) is a complete list of all American newspapers, and all the leading newspapers in the world. The infor- mation about non-American newspapers is very slight and...

The Cobham Journals. (Stanford.)—Miss Caroline Molesworth made observations on temperature,

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atmospheric phenomena, the flowering of plants, ripening of fruit, &c., during many years, at Cobham Lodge, near Esher. Of these records, Miss Eleanor A. Ormerod (who dedicates...

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The Geography of Northern Europe. By the Rev. C. E.

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Moberly. (Rivingtons.)—A geography without a vestige of a map cannot be regarded as a "self-contained" book. The author might have recommended an atlas to his readers, as a...

The Constitution of the Earth. By Robert Ward. (G. Bell

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and Sons.)—That the author of this book is likely to entertain many original views, and to undertake, with a full sense of competence, the demolition of current theories...

Wandering Will ; a Story of Adventure, founded on Fact.

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(Remington.)—The author of this volume has a decided power of writing in a readable fashion. He tells the story of his boyhood in a cathedral city with some touches of humour,...

Chapters from thd Physical History of the Earth. By A.

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Nicole. (C. Kegan Paul and Co.)—The geological and the palmontological sections of this book are equally sound in substance and interesting in treatment. Here are to be found...

A Year's Work in Garden and Greenhouse. By George Glenny.

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(Chatto and Windus.)—The flower garden, the fruit garden, and the frame garden are discussed in the first three chapters of this useful garden manual. Then we find concise...