3 APRIL 1880

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W E said in 1874 that the Liberal party had been smitten hip and thigh, from Dan even unto Beersheba. It is too early to say this positively of the Tory party of 1880, as we...

We have won up to the time we write a

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seat in Andover, Bath, Bedford, Berwc, Bolton, Bradford, Brecknock, Bucking- ham, and Bury St. rimund's, two seats in Cambridge, a seat in Carlow, Chelsea, Chester, Cheltenham,...

The City of London gives a more complete Tory vote

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than ever before in our recollection. The Tories might easily have carried all four Members, and their poll was very nearly two to one that of the Liberals,—Alderman Cotton...

One of the most remarkable of the Liberal victories is

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that at Oxford, where Mr. Hall, a great favourite with the people, as well as a brewer, who is commonly supposed to exert no small amount of political influence by virtue of his...

One of the most noteworthy features in the Election is

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the Liberal gain in towns in the Eastern Counties. In Norwich, Mr. Colman and Mr. Tillett come in almost as a matter of course ; but in Ipswich, Mr. Jesse Collings, of...

The Tories are amusing themselves by pointing out that many

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seats have been carried by very small majorities, and that many small boroughs have turned Liberal. There are small majorities in every election, and the Tories should not...

*** The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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Most of the innumerable electioneering speeches of the week are

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already obsolete. They are merged, as it were, and super- seded in the elections which they were intended to influence. But there are one or two exceptions. Amongst them is the...

Mr. Gladstone, on Wednesday, in a most respectful and temperate

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reply to Lord Grey's letter, criticised very genially Lord Grey's amazing statement that even if Lord Granville and Lord Hartington remained the leaders of the party, they would...

The Bereg, the new official journal in St. Petersburg, states

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that of all "propagandists" of Nihilism discovered between 1873 -and 1878—that is, before the assassinations began-80 per cent. were the sons of nobles, merchants, officers,...

The recent etiquette for a Cabinet decidedly beaten at the

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Polls has been to resign, without encountering an adverse vote in Parliament ; but the older precedent is in favour of waiting, and Lord Beaconsfield will be acting...

We are not going to bore our readers with many

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more Election speeches. A noteworthy address or two may still be made in the counties, but politicians thank God that they see a prospect of daylight and silence at last. Lord...

Earl Grey has written a letter expressing his wish that

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the Liberal party may not succeed in carrying the country, which was published in the Times of Wednesday. Like almost all Lord Grey does, it indicated the quarter precisely...

The controversy raised by the First Lord of the Admiralty

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last Thursday week as to the relative merits of the previous and. the present Administration in regard to the development of the Navy, has been continued this week, in letters...

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The latest report about Continental affairs is that the Russian

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Government, having quarrelled with that of France about the Hartmann incident, is now deeply interested in re-establishing the league of the three Emperors. Prince Gortschakoff,...

The news of the week from Afghanistan is of some

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import- ance, even if we reject the telegram in the Chronicle announce- ing that 12,000 Afghan troops have collected in the Maidan. Nothing further is known of Abdurrahman's...

The Liberals will suffer a great loss, if Sir John

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Lubbock's defeat at Maidstone should not be cancelled by his success in some other constituency. We have not always agreed with him, —especially during the period in which the...

The decrees concerning the unauthorised religious Orders in France have

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been published. There are to be no banishments ; • not even the foreign Jesuits are to be exiled. But all the societies of Jesuits in France are to be dissolved within three...

Consols were on Friday 98 to 98k.

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From all parts of Ireland come intimations that Mr. Parnell's

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influence is melting away under the outbreak of Liberal feeling evoked by Lord Beaconsfield's attacks and the now pronounced hostility of the priesthood, who steadily oppose any...

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THE ELECTIONS. OTHING surprises people more in the Elections than the 1.1 evidence they give how easy it is to live in England, and not know anything about the real opinion of...

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T HE consequences of the Liberal victory may not be in the long-run exactly what Liberals expect, for Governments are always profoundly affected by the course of events, but...

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THE COMING ARMENIAN QUESTION. T HE Conservative leaders have repeatedly asked

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during the Elections what the Liberals would do in foreign politics, and especially in Turkey, if they came into power. The best way of answering a question of that kind, which...

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T HE riot at Enniscorthy, in which Mr. Parnell was so roughly handled, is one more proof of the unsoundness of many popular English ideas about Ireland. There is a fancy in this...

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Air DE FREYCINET has done his disagreeable, and we hope unwelcome, duty without any ostentation of satisfaction in it. A sacrifice had to be made to the bigotry of the...

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I N the April number of the Nineteenth Century, Mrs. Latlibury writes a very interesting and thoughtful paper on the special effect which the spread of Agnosticism must have on...


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I F Earl Grey had written the letter which appeared in the London newspapers last Wednesday with a view of announcing his conversion to the Conservative party, it would hardly...

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A GOOD deal is being said just now against what is declared to be the novel practice of English statesmen of "taking to the stump," and what is said finds an unusual number of...

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I FOUND myself conversing the other night, at Mrs. Leo 1. Hunter's, with my old friend Count Smorltork, who, with his ally Baron Torltork, has been a good deal in society of...

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THE CANDIDATE OF THE CONTINENT. (TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sin,—In your article headed "Lord Beaconsfield, the Candidate of the Continent," you tell an anecdote. It...


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[To TI1E EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIE, — At this critical moment in public affairs, it is the game of the Conservatives to paint their foreign policy in glowing colours, and...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF Till "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—In your excellent article, last week, on "The Clergy and the General Election," you have omitted one subject which has probably more...


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TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.'] SIR, —A review in your last issue, closing with an appeal OD behalf of this person, has stirred much compunction in my- mind. I, like the...


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[TO THZ EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.'] Sin, — I have thought repeatedly, in the course of the present electioneering agitation, that it would be well if some one could hint to the...

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THE LIFE OF THE PRINCE CONSORT.* [SECOND NOTICE.] THROUGHOUT the closing year of his life, it seems evident that -the Prince Consort laboured under a certain amount of physical...


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go THE EDITOR OF THE 4 . SPECTJITOE.1 Sin, — Pray complete the kindness you did us in publishing our letter last week, by adding the addresses of the writers, the Omission of...


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THE EBB OF LOVE. A LOVE that wanes is as an ebbing tide, Which slowly, inch by inch, and scarce perceived, With many a wave that makes brave show to rise, Fails from the shore....

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claim to be called the founder of the science of history ? So far is this from being the case, that in our opinion, his work amounts to no more than a passing phase in the...

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Tins is a story of more equally mixed power and weakness than any that we have read for a long time. A glance at the title and the opening pages nearly wrecked it in our good...

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that there are few of our readers who are not acquainted with the ethical lectures which Mr. Maurice de- livered to the students of the Working-Men's College in Great Ormond...

SOME DERBYSHIRE CHURCHES.* AMONG those students to whom Mr. Cox

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specially appeals, his reputation has long been made, and did we think of them alone, we should hardly deem it necessary to do more than announce the appearance of the...

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PERHAPS the best, certainly the most interesting, paper in the Magazines of this month is one signed "Golden Horn," and called " Backsheesh," in Macmillan, describing the...

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Loyal and Lawless. By Click Ralph Burke. 2 vols. (Chap- man and Hall.)—Mr. Burke's novel deals with subjects which are not appropriate to these columns. "Loyal" and "Lawless"...

Parish Sermons. By Walter Farquhar Hook, D.D., P.R.S., late Dean

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of Chichester. Edited by the Rev. Walter Hook, M.A., Rector of Porlock. (Bentley.)—In these sermons, it may be truly said, the great and good Vicar of Leeds, for it is in that...

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Thomas Whitwell : a Biographical Sketch. Edited by William Thomlinson.

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(Middlesborough Gazette Office.)—An interesting record_ of a noble life. The manly piety of Thomas Whitwell was am admirable thing, of which it is well that some memorial should...

Scripture Readings for Schools and Families, by Charlotte 31. Yonge

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(Macmillan and Co.), is the fifth volume of the series, carry- ing the readings and comments down through the Apostolic times to the close of the book of the Revelation. Parts...

Shakspere's Hamlet : the First Quarto, 1603. A Fac-simile, in.

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Photolithography. By William Guff ; with Forewords, by Frederick J. Furnivall, M.A, (Published by W. Griggs), suggests to students of Shakespeare an interesting question as to...

The Elements of the _Anatomy and Physiology of Man. By

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G. G. P. Bale, M.A., St. John's College, Cambridge. (Remington and Co.)— " The aim of this small work is to give, with the greatest brevity con- sistent with clearness, as much...

St. Matthew's Gospel : with the Parallel Passages in the

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other - Evangelists, showing their Agreements and Differences. With Notes and Comments. (Nimmo, Edinburgh and London.)—The anonymous author of this volume appears to have...

John Brown, Working-Man. (Routledge.)—John Brown is an hereditary pauper in

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England (though not without some manly feeling that gives the impulse to rise), who becomes a working-man, respected and prosperous, in America. There is much that is worth...

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Christianity and Reason. By R. S. Wyld, LL.D. (Edinburgh :

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Douglas.)—This is a very well-meant little book, but we are afraid it will not do much either for believers or unbelievers. The first will be able to think that too much is...

Tender and Trite. By William Arthur Law. (Remington.)—Mr. Law's hero

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improves as he goes on. The first impression, made by his soliloquy on p. 6, "What do I mean to do ? I'm banged if I know !" is scarcely favourable. We doubt whether he is...

POETRY.—The Legend of Allandale : a Tale of the Rising

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in the North. By Felix Morterra. (C. Kegan Paul and Co.)—Mr. Morterra imitates (if he will pardon the expression) Sir Walter Scott with very credit- able skill and success. Here...

Triplicate Papers on Triunities. By A. F. Morgan. With an

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Introduction by the Bishop of Manchester. (Eliot Stock.)—This is a small, fanciful book, the product, we conclude, of the leisure hours of a devout and thoughtful professional...

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