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Mr. Bright's great speech in Dublin on Tuesday was delivered,

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it is said, under a good deal of difficulty, from both huskiness of voice and general indisposition. Nevertheless it was a very fine one. Its practical suggestions we have...

The Emperor of the French has ordered a Commission to

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report on the reorganization of the French Army. The Commission includes six Ministers, the Marshals of France, and several Generals, of whom Fleury and Trocim are the best...

On the following day Mr. Bright received a deputation from

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the Cork Farmers' Club, and addressed them with as much reti- cence and caution as he had shown in his great speech of the previous day. He spoke very highly of the present...

The Princess Dagmar of Denmark professed the Greek faith on

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the 24th of October, and on 26th of October was betrothed to Alexander, Heir Apparent of Russia. Should this lady live, she and her sister, the Princess of Wales, a few years...

Some tailor or other has, it is said, been shooting

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at the Kaiser. His name is not given, there is no proof that the pistol was loaded, and the whole story looks very much as if the Viennese police, who are very clever, had got...


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V ENETIA has voted herself Italian by 641,758 to 69, which, considering that Venice was Italian by the will of Heaven, whether she voted it or no, is highly satisfactory. It is...

On 29th October the Pope delivered two Allocutions to his

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Cardinals, one complaining that.4ussia has violated the Concordat of 1848, which is of no importance; the other declaring that the temporal power is essential to his spiritual...

Lord George Manners has made an important speech. Speaking on

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Wednesday to the Farmers' Club at Newmarket, Lord George suggested that it was becoming necessary to tempt the labourers to stay, and he thought the best way to do it would be...


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SEVERN will commence next week.

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The Ironworkers have, it is said, agreed to form a

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single trades? union for England, Wales, and Scotland, the first, we thinkiwhich has ever in any trade included the whole island.

The Brazilians, it would seem, ,are at last aware that

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they can, not conquer Paraguay. A telegram from Rio admits that the Brazilian army was defeated at Curapaity, with-the lass.of 8,000 men, and we believe it will by and by be...

Mr. Stanton is said to be on the eve of

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retiring from the office of Secretary at War, and the successor named to him is General Sherman, —undoubtedly an able, perhaps it may be, too able man.

Mr. Stafford's. Ministry iaNew Zealand. has been ejected, and reconstituted

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by additions from the' WeldAlinistry. Mr. Fitz- herbed, one of the ablest and most honourable men in the colony, is - to be Colonial Treasurer ; Mr. •L E. Richmond, a .man-of...

The fire in Quebec on the 16th nit-seems to have

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been of the most disastrous kind. The -city is mainly built, of wood,,and in less than twelve hours from the outbreak, of the flames 2,400 houses were destroyed, Worth about...

The season for speeches out of doors, which the Times

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chooses to call "extra-Parliamentary utterances," an abominable phrase, at once ungrammatical, stilted, and vulgar, has fairly set in. Sir R. Collier and Mr. Morrison, the...

The Globe has taken to publishing the sensation stories for

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which the Press was once famous, and which never turned out true. This week it has been busying itself about Denmark, which is, it appears, to be swallowed whole, Jutland going...

The Town Council of Sheffield have agreed to send a

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deputa- tion to the Home Secretary praying him]to appoint a Royal Cora- mission of Inquiry into trades' outrages at Sheffield. At the meeting called to consider • the subject, -...

The Queen is making extensive improvements at Windsor Castle,

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and is going, according to the newspaper report, to improve away the view of the two - mile - long avenue, commonly known as " The Long Walk. " The grand staircase, it is...

We have expressed elsewhere a-fear that the next revolution in

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Europe will be one in Spain, and that it will involve the over- throw of the dynasty. We may add here that French journals received since that paper was in type look confidently...

La Presse has a story, which Renter has telegraphed, of

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an alliance formed between St. Petersburg and Berlin. Prussia is to have the old Duchy, and Russia Galicia, and leave to do as she likes in European Turkey: Considering that...

The Duke of Somerset's examination before the Totnea Com- mission

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came simply to this, that the Duke was pretty well aware of the sort of intimidation, the sort of influence exerted over his tenants, and wielded by his agent at Totnes, but has...

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We regret exceedingly to learn that the.Dean of Emly, who

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- would adorn a bishopric, is not to have the See of T118,01. The Hon. and Rev. Charles Broderick Bernard, Prebendary of Conk, and brother of the Earl. of Bandon, is or will be...

Although the supply of money for,coratnercial pnrposes is very large,

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the market for national securities has been very inactive this week. Nevertheless, scarcely any change has taken place in the quotations. Consols for money have been done at...

Mre. Elizabeth Cady Stanton is: a candidate for ' Congress in

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one tif the districts of New York. She is both republican and free-trader, and hopes to supplant the Hon. W. E. Dbdge. Should she succeed, she will probably:earn the title of...

The Bishop of Argyll and the- Isles,. Dr.. Ewing, has

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given , a • strong proof of his own dislike to the ritualistic practices which assume and' signify transubstantiation, by prohibiting all rites con- trary to the custom of the...

A terrible catastrophe is reported - from New York.. The Even-

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ing Star, a badly found steamship, left New York for New - Orleans loaded . with a hundred or so of ordinary passengers, an opera. , troupe of about fifty, aud „ninety - three...

The Record is, of course, very savage - about Mr.

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Mattrice ' s election to the Knightsbridge Professorship of Moral Philosophy, Moral Theology, and Casuistry, at Cambridge; but has not regained . suffieient presence of mind to...

Earlfowis opened the new building . for the Cambridge Union

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Debating Society on Tuesday in a very able speech, which was followed 13y an admirable inaugural address by Lord Houghton, on souse points of . which we have said...

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Friday, Oct. 24. Friday, Nov. 2. atoot.Eaotara.. •11.1 000. ••• 222 „ „ 26 Groat Northem 117 .. 1181 - Great Western... 64 • A Oak Lancashire and Yorkshire • ......

The following statement shows the closing prices of the prin -

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cipal Foreiga Securities yes day and on,Friday week :- Fatay, 044.26„ Fall./SoT. Mexicali •• 154 151 8panlalPasatve 2 21 • • 211 Do. Certificates .. 14 . .. 141...

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FROM O'CONNELL TO BRIGHT. M R. BRIGHT was wisely cautious in giving his endorse- ment to the reputation of the great Irish agitator. "It would be a very base Irishman," he...

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I F the Tory journals in this country understood their busi- ness, which they do not, never being fairly en rapport with the conservative instincts of those they represent, they...

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: V a proof were wanting that Cresarism is unsuited to modern Europe, it would be found in the fact that Napoleon is not a completely successful Ca3sar. The man understands his...

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A i r R. GLADSTONE has the best of it this winter. He has JL gone to witness with intelligent eyes, under an Italian sky, and in a scene alive with associations, the final...

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T HERE are, we believe, among us men who are to poli- ticians what some collectors are to artists, that is, not politicians but curious in politics, delighted to examine new...

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T HE opening of the building in which the Cantabs intend for the future to locate their University Debating Society, has afforded Earl Powis and Lord Houghton an occasion for...

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TN 1856, teu. years ago, London was worth 225,673,2601.; or I.' at least that is the price which any individual wanting 5 per cent. for his money would have had to pay for its...

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[FROM-OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] New York, October 11, 1866. Bnrnsu readers of New York newspapers will probably have noticed that there has been apparently a somewhat unusual...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—Your recent observations on the so-called Athanasian Creed induce me to believe that you will not regard the following obser- vations as...


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THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—The very virulent and, I cannot but add, very vulgar abuse, which certain clerical journals and clerical persons have levelled against the Vestry of...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sin,—Mr. Tennyson's subscription to the Eyre Defence Fund will have caused deep pain to many, to whom his fair fame is not much less dear...

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ARCHBISHOP WHATELY.* Thou who knew the late Archbishop of Dublin only by his pub- lished works, will gain a very much higher impression of him in every way than they were...

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MR. SWINIIIIIINE has, as we understand him, reissued with another publisher the volume of poems and ballads which Messrs. Moxon withdrew, and with it a very foolish and furious...

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MODERN German literature has produced few more remarkable works of fiction than those of the Swiss pastor, Albert Bitzius, better known as Jeremiah Gotthelf. Bitzius, who died...

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CONSIDERING that athletes of all nations have been training themselves and several other varieties of beast for at least three thousand years, one would think that the art would...

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Henry Holbeach, Student in Life and Philosophy. 2 vols. Second

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Edi- tion. (Strahan.)—In this now edition of his interesting work our author introduces some fifty pages of fresh matter. He replies in a friendly way to his critics, and he...


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Letters on the Insuperable Differences which Separate the Church of England from the Church of Rome. Letters to tha late Charles Butler. By H. Philpotts, Di)., Bishop of Exeter....

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The Resurrection of the Just and Their Condition in a

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Future State, Considered Chiefly with a View to the Doctrine of Mutual Recognition. Eight Sermons by Rev. J. T. Plummer, MA., Rector of Hartley Mandit, Hants. (Rivingtons.)—We...

A Synodal Address. Delivered at Perth, September 11, 1866. By

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G. Wordsworth, D.C.L., Bishop of St. Andrew's. (Macmillan.)—We can scarcely imagine the Scotch folks, even in their present state of indig- nation, being much affected by the...

A Quarter-Century of Jamaica Legislation. By J. M. Ludlow, Bar-

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rister-at-Law. Jamaica Papers, No. 4. (Jamaica Committee.)—The Jamaica planters, it seems, endeavoured to wean the negro from habits of idleness by every means in their power...