3 JULY 1886

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Mr. Gladstone made a powerful speech at Manchester on Friday

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week, though he began it by enlarging more than he need have dune on the ability and merits of the existing Cabinet, in which he picked out Lord Rosebery as " the man of the...


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. T HE struggle has fully begun, the first contested election having taken place at Colchester on Thursday. There, Mr. H. J. Trotter, a Conservative, has kept his seat against...

Mr. Gladstone's speech at Liverpool on Monday was the speech

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which apparently elicited the most remarkable enthu- siasm. Yet it seems to us one of the most unsound of these great speeches. Be vehemently attacked Lord Hartington for...

Lord Hartington, in his speech at Cardiff on Wednesday, replied

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with great power to Mr. Gladstone's assertion that he had condemned the Parnellites in 1881 because they were wrong, and supported them now because he knew that they were right....

Lord Hartington's speeches grow stronger and firmer as the campaign

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goes on. At Sheffield, on Monday, he delivered a very powerful speech, in which he commented on a letter of Mr. Gladstone's denying that for fifteen years back he has himself...


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It is our intention occasionally to issue gratis with the " SPECTATbR " SPECIAL LITERARY SUPPLEMENTS, the outside pages of which will be devoted to Advertisements. The...

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Mr. Frederic Harrison is in the field against Sir John

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Lub- bock, as candidate for the suffrages of the University of London, and his supporters boast that he has over three hundred pro- mises. As Sir John Lubbock counts over a...

A threefold dispute has taken place this week between Lord

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Salisbury, Mr. Gladstone, and Mr. A. J. Balfour as to the nature of Mr. Gladstone's offer to give the recent Tory Government cordial support if they would propound a Home-rule...

Lord Salisbury on Tuesday delivered a most powerful speech at

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St. James's Hall. He denied most absolutely Mr. Parnell's statements as to the Tory Cabinet having considered Home- rule, declaring that he himself had told Lord Carnarvon...

Mr. Morley, at Newcastle on Saturday, repeated in even stronger

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terms his objection to the grant of municipal liberties in Ireland. He says the rates are increasing in Ireland every- where. and not, as Mr. Goschen had said, only in districts...

Mr. Bright's first great speech on the Irish crisis was

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delivered at Birmingham on Thursday, in thanking the Central Division for his re-election—without a contest. It was a very great speech, rich in its humour, vigorous in its...

Mr.. Parnell has been speaking at Portsmouth, Plymouth, and Cardiff,

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and at all places has been received with a courtesy which, we fear, would not be shown, say, to Mr. Bright in any Nationalist town in Ireland. He has everywhere repeated his...

The Times' correspondent in Paris, who, it must be remem-

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bered, is greatly exasperated by the expulsion of the Orleans Princes, calls constant attention to the acts of General Boulanger, Minister of War. This officer, a very good...

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The Prince of Wales, on Monday, with considerable cere- monial,

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laid the foundation-stone of the People's Palace at Mile End. The Palace is to be an institution for " the rational re- creation of the people," in accordance with the idea of...

Commemoration Day at Oxford was remarkable for the honorary degrees

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conferred on Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes and Mr. Bright, both of them worthy of honour in even a Utopian Republic, though for very different reasons,—Dr. Holmes for bringing...

Bank Rate, 2f per cent, Consols were on Friday 101f

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to 101fxd.

The accounts from Burmah are still unsatisfactory. The dacoits face

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the Sepoys behind stockades, and are not always defeated. On the 19th inst., for example, Major Hailes, with three officers and 200 Sepoys and Ghoorkas, attacked 1,500 men,...

The relations between Russia and Bulgaria are said to be

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becoming more " strained" than ever. The semi-official Russian Press declares that Prince Alexander "presumes to disregard the decisions of Europe," and the non-official Press...

The Holloway College for Women was opened at Egbarn by

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the Queen last Wednesday with groat state, an address being presented to her in a gold casket by Mr. Martin-Holloway, who has carried out his brother-in-law's wishes, and a...

The great railway from the Atlantic to the Pacific across

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the Canadian Dominion was opened on June 28th, when the first train started for the through journey. The Canadians hope that, besides opening up their own territories, and...

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TAKING UP MR. GLADSTONE'S GLOVE. T N the eloquent speech delivered on Monday at Liverpool, Mr. Gladstone represented his cause as that of justice and the people, against the...

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anxieties of personal arrangements. He avows the great We have

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thought it better, in the interest of our readers, pain which it has caused him to separate himself from to skim the cream off Mr. Bright's great speech, rather than Mr....

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U PON one subject Mr. Parnell is steadily consistent and, we believe, sincere. He invariably, even in the heat of debate, repudiates with angry vehemence the idea that his party...

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W E suppose, in the long-run, say forty years hence, it will be found that Mr. Gladstone's method is the best, as well as the quickest, way of carrying the people. His method,...

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W HEN Mr. Beaumont, now more than forty years ago, left £12,000 to "provide intellectual improvement and rational recreation and amusement "for the inhabitants of East London,...


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T HE uneasiness with which many English politicians are watching the course of events in France is probably a little premature, but there is some ground for it. It has long been...

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p ROFESSOR JOWETT'S remark, made after Mr. Irving's Oxford lecture last Saturday, that the drama is " the only form of literature which is not dead, but alive, and is always...

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rpHE Times of Wednesday, in one of the many articles it has -I- published of late in which sound reason and considerable force of expression are spoiled by a ferocious rancour...

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THE BLUE MOUNTAINS OF NEW SOUTH WALES. [PROM A CORRESPONDENT.] Tan protests of the Spectator against the imperfect way in which travellers commonly record their impressions of...

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your issue of June 19th, I tried to show that the whole case relating to it is by no means complete, if we confine ourselves to the only two alternatives for its solution which...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:q Sia,—The Spectator contrasts honourably with most journals in its readiness to admit that a person may agree with its opinion as to the end,...


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ITO THE EDITOR OF THE SrEcreros."1 SIR,—The " Lady Felon," authoress of " Letters from Donegal," shows herself so astonishingly ignorant, that I would advise English readers to...

We have received the following telegram, with a regular address

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given for our own satisfaction :- [To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:1 SIR, — An extraordinary statement, said to be taken from a book entitled " A Lady Felon's Letters from...


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SPECTATOR:1 S111,—Your correspondent, "IL W. S.," charges me with being " incomplete and inaccurate " in my knowledge of the details of the construction of the Royal Society of...

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[To TER EDITOR Or rya " SPECTATOR."1 SIR,—When, in my letter of last week upon Pasteur's failures, alluded to his proposed Institute, I knew that it would be something hideous...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.'] SIR, — Under the above heading, I venture to ask for help for a home and evening club for the working girls and mothers of South London. It...

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HODGE ON THE IRISH QUESTION. THOUGHT as it all were over, an' ere we're at it again, Jus' like last long winter, wi' snow, an' slushin', an' rain, Niver no end but a muddle,...


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THE ROYAL ACADEMY. [LAST NOTICE.] IN this, our last notice of the Royal Academy Exhibition for 1886, we shall endeavour to complete our survey of the few rooms which have not...

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MR. COURTHOPE'S "POPE."* WITH the ninth and tenth volumes now before us, this great edition of a distinguished poet comes to a conclusion as far as Mr. Courthope's editorial...

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NOBODY can well read this book without coming to the con- clusion that the Prince of Wales acted wisely in sending his sons to sea. The elder of them is, in all probability,...

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THE PARLIAMENT OF 1880-1885.* This collection of the disjecta membra

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of Mr. Lucy's running comments on men and manners in what he calls the Glad- stone Parliament, has to some extent two contradictory faults. It is at once too full and not full...

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FARRAR'S "HISTORY OF INTERPRETATION."' THE wonderful anthology of bizarre interpretations

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of Scripture which Archdeacon Farrar has collected in his Bampton Lectures recalls the remark of Erasmus, that he understood the New Testament until he read the commentators....

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MR. STOPFORD BROOKE ON TURNER.• Tins is not a book

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which will be of interest to the general reader, but it will be welcomed by those who have a genuine love and admiration of Turner, and who are already in sympathy with Mr....

NOT A LOVE-STORY.* THE novel as a record of domestic

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incident whose main turning- point is love-making, owes its origin to Richardson. Scott and Cooper added to it adventure, the other great feature of the old romances. The more...

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The Asiatic Quarterly opens with a bright picture of some of the native Indian principalities, particularly Rewab, a State in which British supervision has recently worked...

THEOLOGY.—Lectures on Ecclesiastes. By the Dean of Westminster. (Clarendon Press.)—These

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lectures, ten in number, delivered on Saturday afternoons in Westminster Abbey, are admirable examples of their kind. The writer begins by a candid examination of the theories...

The July number of the Scottish Church. wears a vacation

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look. There are no polemical papers in it—unless this description can, by straining words, be given to a historical article on "The Claim of Right "—and the most readable of all...

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A Lucky Mistake, by Cecilia Selby Lowndes (S.P.C.K.), is a

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very pleasant little story, not at all "goody," which is the great fault of many stories intended to do good, and showing a sense of humour which makes the story pleasant...

Economic .Aspects of Recent Legislation. By William Watt. (Longmans.)—One can

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fancy without much difficulty what havoc an " economist " let loose on some recent Acts would make. Mr. Watt has some very sharp things to say about Irish legislation, for...

A Lucky Young Woman. By F. C. Phillips. 3 vols.

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(Ward and Downey.)—There are different ideas of " look," and some might think that Marcia Conyers does not meet with such exceptional good-fortune as makes her lucky par...