31 OCTOBER 1868

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Candidates, electors, journalists, and all persons who read news- papers

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were shocked on Tuesday by a rumour that Mr. Disraeli intended to postpone the elections. A universal groan went up from political society, all women did suffering angels,...

Baron von Beust seems to think that Sadowa has not

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weakened Prussia. At least he has asked the Military Committee—that is, the joint delegation from the Austrian and Hungarian Diets—to fix the strength of the Austrian Army at...

With regard to the future Archbishop, there has been already

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much hasty speculation, to which we do not desire to add more than the general considerations laid down elsewhere. But we may say that we believe the Church would be injured by...

It seems to be the fashion just now to praise

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Mr. Gladstone's policy, but run down his speeches, and we are told that Mr. Bright does much more effectively what it is a pity that any one should be compelled to do at all. To...

Nothing has occurred in Spain this week. The Provisional Government

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has done a few trifling things, such as decreeing absolute liberty of the press, abolishing all classical education and aubstituting the " ologies," demanding a loan of...

And yet the positive part of Mr. Gladstone's speech was

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scarcely more powerful than his indignant and lofty attack on the vacillating and dishonest policy of the Conservative Government, "sometimes watered down to the extreme of...

A map, or rather a set of three maps, said

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to have been pre- pared by the Emperor, has been published in Paris. They show the frontiers of France at three periods, and are intended to prove that she is stronger than...


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T HE Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of All England, died at Addington Park, on Tuesday night, of bronchitis, from which he had been suffering ever since his return from the...

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Mr. Applegarth made a very effective speech against Mr. Roe-

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buck, and in favour of Mr. Mundella, in Sheffield, last week. He fully sustained, by individual instances, the charge which we have always made against Mr. Roebuck, that his...

Mr. Bright made an address to his constituents on Monday,

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not, perhaps, in his happiest vein. He said, indeed, that "power was not necessarily happiness, or a vote necessarily wisdom," and his peroration, in which he called on the...

Mr. Brodrick is making a fight at Woodstock, noteworthy for

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more than one reason. He has a Duke against him who can ruin half the voters,—though his Grace has been compelled to say he will not try,—yet be has the courage to fight the...

A letter from the Bishop of Natal in last Saturday's

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Times shows very strikingly to what gross misrepresentations of the struggle the Bishop of Oxford has, unhappily, committed himself. Towards the end of last session the Bishop...

We trust if the new Government comes in in December

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it will publish an official account of all that its nominee has effected in Jamaica. The island seems ever since the arrival of Sir John Peter Grant to have sunk into profound...

The Rugby Tories have been distinguishing themselves this week. if

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the Archbishop of Canterbury were elected by the suffrage of all educated men in Great Britain, Dr. Temple would be the inevitable Archbishop. He went in, however, like any...

We observe with regret that the Oxford Radicals who are

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sup- posed to go farthest have not added their names as yet to the list of Sir Roundell Palmer's supporters. While the Marquis of Salis- bury has waived even wider...

The chances for Mr. Odger at Chelsea seem to be

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improving. lie made a good and manly speech at Chelsea on Tuesday, which he commenced by announcing that his offer to Sir H. Hoare to determine which of the two should be the...

Dr. Colenso remarks, in the same letter, on the rashness

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of Lord Carnarvon in giving credence to information "furnished under the seal of secrecy," charging the Bishop of Natal with gross acts of persecution towards the clergy who did...

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We shall be curious to know whether the recent shock

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of earth- quake in Ireland was a symptom of any simultaneous shock in the true earthquake countries,—the South American States. It is remarkable that on the 15th of August,—one...

An almost general fall in the Foreign Exchanges and a

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strong demand for gold for export have weakened the market for Home Securities. Consols at one period were very dull at 941 to 941, but yesterday they closed with more firmness...

The death of the Duchess of Sutherland on Tuesday is

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a social -event too important to be passed without notice. This lady, 'besides her high character and great influence in private, was once the most powerful and respected of...

It will be seen by an interesting historical letter in

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another column that England has been by no means so free from earth- quake as is usually supposed. Only last Saturday, Ireland was visited by a severe shock, passing from north...

Mr. Doulton, Adullamite M.P. for Lambeth, and promoter of various

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societies, has been tried at Brussels in his absence on a -charge of obtaining money on false pretences. The gist of the accusation was that Mr. Doulton obtained a concession...

Lord Salisbury made a great speech at Manchester on Tuesday,

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.chiefly upon India Railways. He believes the extension of com- merce in the Empire depends on the extension of Railways, and wants them pushed on without so much regard to...

Lord Salisbury also told his audience that he thought the

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question of the House of Lords would speedily come up, and he wished it would. No institution which cannot show cause for its existence can in these days endure long, and he had...

There is, again, very bad news from New Zealand. The

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natives exiled to the Chatham Islands, headed by a "Han Han" prophet, escaped from those islands on the 4th of July, seized an English vessel, and compelled the crew to navigate...

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Oct. 93. Oct. ao Oct. 23. Oct. 30. Brazilian, 186.5 78i 77A Russian (Angio - Dutchy itlf 01 Egyptian, 1864 82 82 ipanish, 1867 331 341 Italian, 1861 ,031 641 rarkish, 1858...

The Conservative Whip, Colonel Taylor, is promoted to the Chancellorship

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of the Duchy of Lancaster, and, we conclude, to the Cabinet, as the last Chancellor of the Duchy, Colonel Wilson- Patten, was in the Cabinet. The great symbol of "the tribes of...

Mr. J. Norman Lockyer has succeeded in obtaining and observ-

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ing the "bright gaseous prominences" on the sun's surface without an eclipse,—a feat hitherto thought impossible. The process is rather one of fishing for them with the...

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Oct. 23. Oct. 30. Oct. 23. Oct. 30. Great Eastern 411 42i iLon..Chatham,&Doro 17 A I7i Great Northern Great Western 1071 481 104f INIetropolitan 4,4 IMManit 106A 1131...

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THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY. N o one can help regretting the refined and stately Christian gentleman who has just left us after ruling the Church of England with a gentle but...

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-" S IR RICHARD MAYNE has retired, receiving in acknow- ledgment of his long and valuable service to the State a baronetcy and a pension equivalent to full pay. Sir Walter...

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N O incident could reveal the deplorable condition of Europe more clearly than the speech delivered on Tuesday by the Austrian Premier to the Military Delegation. Setting aside...

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W E always knew that our able correspondent "A Yankee" was a humourist,—indeed, where is the able Yankee that is not ?—but we hardly knew the full extent of his unconscious as...

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A IOST Englishmen are, we believe, under the impression J. that the wealth of the United States in land is practically inexhaustible, that no pressure for subsistence will be...

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T HE long struggle between the votaries and the opponents of Tobacco, which has ragel at intervals for the last three hun- dred years, is, we suspect, very nearly at an end. The...

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T HE Victoria Institute, which is a London theological debating society, not a little frequented by the clergy, has been attempting to define the distinction between the lower...

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[FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENI.] New York, October 9, 1869. MY letter of August 13, published in the Spectator of August 29, has been honoured with sufficient notice on both...

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111VA TSIEN KI.* G01:7111E, who was, in his old age at least, very fond of the proprie- ties and decorousnesses of life, even where they clearly passed the bounds of...


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(TO TILE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR:1 Sllt,—In to-day's Niwelator, page 1227, you say, "The essay [ill the Westminster Review] on Middle-Class Schools' does not im- press us very...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR:] Sitt,—I am reminded by your article on the children whom one meets with on the Continent of an American family whom I met with in a pension...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."1 Stit,—At a moment when the question of an earthquake in Ireland is being discussed, it may be interesting to your readers to learn that...

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THE titles which the Journeyman Engineer has selected for his first and his latest published book, aptly characterize their differ- ence. In Some Habits and Customs of the...

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WE cannot but regret that Mr. Longfellow has published these tame and undramatic plays. There is little art in them and no vigour, and the reason Mr. Longfellow himself gives...

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RECOLLECTIONS OF OXFORD.* REMINISCENCES extending from the dawn of the

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French Revolu- tion down to the establishment of Italian liberty, from 1789 to • Recollections of Oxford. By G. V. Cox, MA., late Esquire Bedel and Coroner in the University of...

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THERE are few things pleasanter than in an idle mood to come across some book of unexciting travel, and, giving ourselves up into the writer's hands, to let him lead us on our...

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The Contemporary Review. October. (Strahan.)—This number of the Review derives a greater and more permanent interest than usual from the Dean of Canterbury's striking article on...

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The names to the Solent. By J. B. Dashwood. (Longmans.)—Mr.

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Dashwood made his way from the Thames at Weybridge by the Surrey and Sussex Canal into the Arun, descended the Arun to the sea, and sailed round to Portsmouth. He does not seem...

Tea:at...knees AND VERSES.—The Agamemnon of rEschylus, revised and translated by

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John Fletcher Davies, B.A. (Williams and Norgate). We will content ourselves with giving one specimen of Mr. Davies's re- vision of the Agamemnon. On lino 7, , g" - fe-;ou Too'...

NEW EDITIONS AND REPRINTS.—We have before us two very elegant

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examples of the Handy - Volume Series (Bradbury and Evans). Shen- stone's Essays on Men and Manners, though often trito and common- place, are too good for the general oblivion...

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The Nooks and Byways of Italy. By Craufurd Tait Ramage,

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LL.D. (Liverpool : Howell.)--This is a record of a most interesting journey undertaken forty years ago, through the southern portions of the Italian peninsula, and our author...

A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene. By .7. C. Dalton,

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M.D. (Sampson Low.)—Dr. Dalton is a Professor of Physiology in the New York College of Physicians and Surgeons. His book is intended for non- professional readers, who, if we...

Crowned. By A. G. Tainsh. 2 vols. (Chapman and Hall.)—This

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is a book written with much power and worth attention, though it will pro- bably weary some readers, and excite the antagonism of others. It consists of a number of studies of...