5 OCTOBER 1867

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THE week has been more Churchy than religious. The Epis- copal Synod held its last sitting yesterday week, and it is now generally understood that the report of its proceedings...

tion of the Church from the State, had the courage

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to ief use Westminster Abbey for the concluding service of the Conference, but with his usual courtesy and profound desire to promote the best social understanding between men...

There was an extraordinary panic on the French Bourse on

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Wednesday. All sorts of lies were invented by persons who win fortunes by inventing them, and believed by persons who were ruined by believing them. There was a revolution in...

The Synod have published a sort of Encyclical addressed to

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"the faithful in Christ Jesus," which we have discussed at length else- where. It defines no dogma,—that would have been dangerous, —but it masks one or two, as we have sho:Vii...

Garibaldi's arrest has been taken very quietly, on the whole,

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especially by the General himself, who seems to have been willing enough to be sent back to Caprera. He refused, it is true, to make any conditions as to giving up his purpose,...

The Fenian guerrillas have apparently reached London. Early on the

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morning of this day week, between 2 and 3 a.m., two bandsmen in the 2nd Life Guards, not in uniform, had some dis- cussion with some Fenian sympathizers, at a public-house in...

The Bishop of Cape Town has been presented by his

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admirers, with Mr. A. J. Beresford Hope, M.P., at their head, with a pastoral staff, in token of his " firmness " in dealing with his heretical suffragan. The legend upon it...

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The vacancy at Bradford caused by the death of Mr.

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Wickham seems likely to be competed for at present by three Liberal mem- bers. What the Conservatives may do under the new Act is un- certain; but with the present constituency...

The Revenue accounts for the half-year are not very favourable.

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The yield of the first half-year is always much worse than that of the second, and it may be that there will be no deficit, but there seems little chance of a considerable...

A considerable commotion has been created in Manchester by the

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handcuffing of the suspected Fenians, who are also chained together in couples during the examination in Court. As they are still uncommitted for trial, and their innocence,...

Sir J. Trollop% the Member for South Lincolnshire, has been

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assisting at the annual dinner of the Lincolnshire Constitutional Registration Society, and doing the Tory speechmaking for that auspicious occasion. He recommended the...

The West Norfolk Members do not seem quite so much

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delighted as Sir J. Trollope with the work of last session. The Hon. T. de Grey said, at a meeting near King's Lynn, on Thursday, "A Reform Bill has passed, and whether for good...

At the Church Congress at Wolverhampton, Lord Lyttelton read a

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paper on "The Best Means of Bringing Nonconformists into the Church," which, though it was not so bold as we should wish, was a very great advance on the ordinary " non-possumus...

Mr. Paget, the eminent surgeon, has told his brother surgeons,

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at the annual dinner of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, that the health of the Princess of Wales was, when he left Wiesbaden, "superlatively satisfactory." She will not, however, he...

Lord Lyttelton's audacity called up Archdeacon Denison, who was evidently

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horror-struck. He thought the Church should yield nothing, make no sort of change in her creeds, or services, or anything else, should not even have power to deal with her own...

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Yesterday and on Friday week the leading British Railways left

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off at the annexed quotations :— Friday, Sept. 27. Friday, Oct. 4. Great Eastern 1.4 •• all .. 31} Great Northern .. 1111 ... 110 Great Western.. . •• .. 47i...

It seems clear that neither will Miss Braddon throw any

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light on the authorship of the stolen novel by the soi-disant Babington White, nor will the Pall Mall Gazette throw any light on the authorship of the letter forged in Miss...

Yesterday week, Louis Bordier, the Frenchman whose gentle and affectionate

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manner of murdering his wife we discussed a month ago, was found guilty of the murder,—his counsel having, -of course, attempted to get him off only on the ground of insanity,...

The prospectus of the English Assurance Company has been issued,

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with a capital of 500,0001., in 25,000 shares of 201. each. The Company purposes taking both Fire and Life risks, and will afford the usual facilities for obtaining loans,...

Mr. Archer Hirst has published a curious discovery as to

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the ori- ginal of some of the passages put into Newton's mouth by the French forger whose voluminous inventions of a Pascal-Newton-Leibnitz, correspondence we mentioned last...

Archdeacon Denison got into another controversy on another 'day of

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the Congress with the Hon. and Rev. W. II. Lyttelton, who, in speaking of the relation of the Bible to Science, had said, very truly, that St. Paul defines the scope of the...

. Mr. Harley, the Rector of Tfirweston, wrote to the

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Times of last Saturday to defend himself for his act of cruelty to the dog the root of whose tail he anointed with turpentine on Sunday week, -after evening service. He says he...

The closing prices of the leading Foreign Securities yesterday and

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on Friday week are subjoined:— Mexican Spanish Passives Do. Certificates Turkish 6 per Cents., 1853 „ 1862 United States 5.20'S .. .. .. • • Friday, •• • • • . • - ••...

Considerable heaviness has prevailed in the market for National Stocks,

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and prices have suffered a further decline. Yesterday, Consols for money closed at 94k, ; ditto, for next acco 941-, ; Reduced and New Three per Cents., 92*, ; xeiIquer Bills,...

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MR. DISRAELI'S POSSIBLE PALME1ISTONIAN1SM. T HE Saturday lIeciew of last week, in one of those (now somewhat rare) articles of brilliant and dashing satire which gained it its...

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TIME Lambeth Conference was held in the dark, and it _1.. seems that the majority of the Bishops are even now, if not BO ashamed of what they have done, so little proud .of it,...

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HERE is one great side of the Austrian embarrassment 1. which has not been adequately appreciated in this country. We understand fairly enough the difficulties which arise to...

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A BOUT eighteen months ago, immediately before the first suspeision of the Habeas Corpus Act in Ireland, when t he Irish landlords and the propertied class generally had begun...

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I I' any credence is to be placed in rumours prevalent in the diplomatic world, the Roman question is likely to be once more the order of the day. It is not, perhaps, very easy...

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I N a recent article, in many respects of no common merit, on Mr.- Swinburne's poetry, and one, like almost all those which have hitherto appeared in our contemporary the...

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TrIHE Bishops who signed the mimic apostolical epistle "to the faithful in Christ Jesus" which has been published this week, can scarcely conceive the sense of profound...

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O F the many harvests which are now gathered from the sea, the Herring harvest is perhaps the most interesting ;—it is not only a very remunerative, but it is likewise a very...

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[FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] Frankfort, September 23. THERE can be no better place than Frankfort to visit for any one who wishes to make himself acquainted with the force...

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"SPECTATOR."] the aim and spirit of your recent article, entitled "Quarter Sessions," and in many of the statements and sugges- tions it contains, most of those, I hope, who are...

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LTO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sin,—Some of your correspondents seem to forget that any National Church must have some "practical centre." We see that the present system...


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11'0 THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] Chur, September 28, 1867. SIR,—Our holiday culminated, or, as the Almanacks say of the moPP, "eQ4thed," at rootresina, for there it passed...

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MR. FITZGERALD'S TRANSLATIONS.* MR. FITZGERALD has at least chosen his subjects wisely. It has often been observed that Euripides approaches more closely to modern thought than...

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THE STARLING.* DR. Ktazon's writing is always worth reading, often

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worth studying. We have ere now observed that his weightiest sentences are often uttered in so light a tone, they scarcely strike with their full force till afterwards recalled....

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Mn. TROLLOPE is very modest in the preface to his new under- taking. He is very anxious to assure his readers that "there is no settled conviction in the minds of any of...

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Ma. CANDY'S critical revision of the text is little more than the introduction of the varieties of reading presented by the Codex Sinaiticus. This MS., he thinks, has been...

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The Arab's Pledge : a Tale of Morocco in 1830.

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By E. L. Mier& (Hatchard.)—This story was written more than twenty-five years ago, and may be skimmed by rapid readers in as many minutes. It turns on the treatment of the Jews...


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--*-- THE .11AGAZ1NES. — We have always a pleasure in making the amends honorable, and in acknowledging that those whom we have censured have departed from their errors. After...

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Crab, Shrimp, and Lobster Lore. By W. B. Lord, R.A.

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(George - Routledge.)—A loosely concocted little book, containing much miscel- laneous and some curious information, but a good deal spoilt by cockney comiealities of writing....

Brussels, Maiines, and Louvain. By Charles Sulky. (Simpkin and Marshall.)—A

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plain and matter-of-fact account of an ordinary trip, written for those who have never been abroad, by one who has been abroad for a few weeks. There is really nothing to notice...