6 JUNE 1868

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T HE House rose in anger yesterday week for its Whitsun holiday, and it reassembled in anger on Thursday night after its Whit- sun holiday. Lord Elcho, in one of his most...

Mr. Bright made another, and a much finer, speech on

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Thursday at Liverpool,—containing a vehement attack on Mr. Disraeli's political sincerity, and reporting the late Mr. Cobden's judgment thereupon. Going back from the House one...

Mr. Childers, who is rapidly taking a very high place

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in the Liberal ranks, brought up a very serious question on Thursday night. He asked Mr. Disraeli whether he intended to take a whole year's supplies, or, if not, bow much, and...

A great majority of Welsh farmers are Nonconformists, and their

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political action is a little peculiar. On secular questions they are apt to follow their landlords, but on religious or semi- religious questions their Members must follow them....

Russia would appear to have made another advance in Central

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Asia. According to St. Petersburg papers of June 4, General Kaufmann had been compelled to declare war on the Emir of Bokhara, and had advanced to Samarcaud. From a bulletin...

On Thursday night, after the recess, the scrimmage took the

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form of a cross duel, beginning with Sir Thomas Bateson's attack on Mr. Gladstone for attributing to the Government, in his Wor- cestershire letter, the wish to endow the...

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A still more remarkable feature of Mr. Justice Blackburn's charge

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was his strange mode of disposing of the, injustice alleged to have been done by Mr. Eyre to Dr. Bruce and Mr. Phillips, who were arrested at Vere, beyond the precincts of...

The two boys Arthur Forrester Smith and Hector Augustus Smith,

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who have been several times remanded since their first apprehension for the attempt to murder Mrs. Nunn, of Catherine Court, in Seething Lane, were last Monday committed for...

The Hon. G. C. Lytteltou, Liberal, who will vote for

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Mr. Gladstone's Suspensory Bill, was on Monday returned for East Worcestershire. He had polled 2,688 votes againt 2,429, showing a majority of 259. The Tories argue that the...

Chief Justice Blackburn delivered his charge to the Grand Jury

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in Mr. Eyre's case on Monday, after which the bill against Air. Eyre was ignored by a majority of 21 to 2. As a very similar result followed Chief Justice Cockburn's charge in...

Mr. Disraeli addressed on Monday an audience of agriculturists gathered

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at Halton to hear him, and see an industrial exhibition fostered by the Rothschild family, who possess very large estates in the neighbourhood. Nobody does this kind of thing so...

The Standard of Wednesday indulges at some length in the

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ex- pression of its satisfaction at our mistaken calculation as to the result of the impeachment of the President. The article is evidently a belated one, which should have...

The American Liberals, in their rage at the acquittal of

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Presi- dent Johnson, are committing sad blunders. With the trial still unended, the House of Ilepreseutatives has ordered an inquiry partizan. into the corrupt practices by...

Mr. Eyre published on Thursday a letter showing by extracts

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from a despatch of Sir J. P. Grant,—an excellent authority,— that disaffection had really been widespread in januiica at the time of the outbreak, and that there were undoubted...

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A week or two-since we asked the Lancet to state

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once more, for - the benefit of the public, the evils known to arise from tight-lacing. The Lancet complies, and gives a formidable list of the evils arising from the practice....

The continued influx of gold, and the prospect of increased

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ease in the Money Market, have given great firmness to the market for Home Stocks, and prices show a considerable advance on the week. The heavy fall in the price of wheat, and...

The Marquis of Hastings in Hermit's year lost, and paid,

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100,0001. in bets upon the Derby. The facts were mentioned in most English papers, were indeed notorious to the world, and the Marquis was received when he next appeared" ith...

The Boundary Committee have undone almost all the Boundary 'Commission

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did. In almost all the more important cases they have restored the old boundaries. It is not very satisfactory, but time presses, and the great boroughs were obstinately opposed...

The proposals of the Neutrality Commission are so good and

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effectual that they deserve special treatment, for which this week we have not room. We will only say now that we could wish Mr. Vernon Harcourt's proposal, that we should...

Friday, May 29. Friday, Juno 6.

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16} Spanish ...371 38} Turkish 6 per Cents., 1 . 838 _. 63 ••• 63} United States 5.26's 721 „. 721 Yesterday and on Friday week the leading British Railways left off at the...

M. Jules Simon, one of the Deputies for Paris in

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the Legislative Body, has just published his discourses in the Chamber, which -contain what is believed to be the programme of the French Radicals. Its items are liberty of the...

Dr. Raleigh, an able London Congregationalist minister, has been in

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trouble for asserting that there are errors in the Bible. In a letter defending himself against the attack of the English independent, he points out that if the Bible reveals...

A report seems to be current in Athens that Greece

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and - Tttrkey are on the verge of war. The Greeks wish certain , ,deputies from Crete to be admitted to the Assembly, thereby 'declaring Crete, as they think, annexed. The...

Our readers will remember " the Edtnunds' scandal," the state-

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ments which some months since obtained general currency that Mr. Leonard Edmunds, Clerk of the Patents, had misappropriated Crown fees. The Crown sued hint in the...

We are happy to say that we have a letter

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from an English clergyman denying entirely that the majority of his brethren are, so far as he knows, likely to change their votes where they have hitherto been given on the...

The Working Men's Club and Institute Union have invited a

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member of delegates from clubs in the provinces to be present at -their Anniversary Meetings on Monday and Tuesday next, and to be their guests during both days. In order to...

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THE CHICAGO CONVENTION. T HE proceedings of the Republican Convention which ended on the 21st May, have been in every respect except one most creditable to the party. The...

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W E may assume that we have at last done not only with Mr. Eyre, but with the terrible story of the 'Terror in Jamaica for which it has been found impossible to call Mr. Eyre to...

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THE PROPOSED MUM - FINICAL COUNCIL. T HE rumour that Pius the Ninth

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intends to summon an Ecumenical Council, a sovereign Parliament of the- Catholic Church, to meet in Rome in December next, is once- more acquiring consistency and form. It is...

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T HE effect of the judgment of the House of Lords in the case of " Routledge v. Low " will, in our opinion, be most advantageous to the cause of international copyright. For...

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T IBERALS may learn a good deal from the result of the 1..J election in East Worcestershire, and it is very important that they should learn it now. Ever since 1832, and their...

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W E congratulate the Liberal party on a resolution which the proprietors of the Daily News have this week announced to the world. From Monday next that journal, which, with...

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CRACROFT. IN the new number of the Fortnightly Review there is a paper by Mr. Bernard Cracroft, on Holman Hunt's picture of " Isabel" and her pot of sweet basil, which seems to...

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LXV.—BEDFORDSHIRE, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, AND HUNTINGDON- SHIRE :—EARLY HISTORY. T HE early history of the counties which we include in this Province is extremely obscure. Bedfordshire...

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IF the British public is as ignorant of other things

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as it is about Australia, it must be quite as ignorant a public as Mr. Matthew Arnold would have us believe. It appears to be under an impression that Australians habitually...

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OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—In the remarks on the Royal Academy by " A Mere Visitor" printed in a recent Spectator I seem to see a typical example of a certain point of view in...

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THE "SPECTATOR." SIR,-1. The source of Art is the love of the beautiful. Its aim is the excitement of the imagination. 2. The source of Literature is the love of the true. Its...


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A BALLAD FOR GROWN-UP CHILDREN. I. 0 sages ! 0 sages! Whose wits are all at strife To put in formal pages Some settled law for life,— Who seek in creeds concrete and clear,...

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THE SPANISH GYPSY.* WE are not amongst those who can profess to determine out of hand the intellectual calibre of any considerable effort of an author of true genius. Such...

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GENERAL GuAxr, the most successful soldier of the Secession War, is the first-born of parents residing in Clermont County, Ohio. All here recorded of his father is that he was...

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THE half-crown magazines are somewhat deficient in interest this. month. Spiritualism in the United States is described by a writer in Fraser, who has attended many seances,...


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A GOOD Encyclop ae dia for 4/. 10s. is a wonderful thing, and this is a very good one, is, for its object, perhaps the best now extant in the language. That object, we take it,...

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Long Resistance and Ultimate Conversion. (Burns.)—Wo cannot dis- cover any

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particular value or interest in this convert's record of his experiences. It is the old story of the discovery that there are two sides to a question. In this case it seems to...

The Massacre of St. Bartholomew. By Henry White. (Longmans.) —This

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book well deserves a more detailed notice than wo are able to give it. Its title does not adequately describe it. It is, in fact, a complete and careful representation of one...

The Fate and Fortunes of the Earls of Tyrone and

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Tyrconnel. By the Rev. C. P. Meehan. (Duffy: Dublin.)—Father Meehan seems to raise for his heroes the double plea with which the speeches of Fenian con- victs have made us...


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The North British Review. June. (Edmonston and Douglas.)—This is a good number, though it cannot be said to contain anything very striking. The recent literature of School and...

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The World's Jubilee; or, Some of the Benefits to be

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derived from Mutual and Co-Operative Societies. By W. Hann. Fifth edition. London. 1868. —Here is a pamphlet reaching a fifth edition proceeding from a writer who is evidently...

Book of the Artists. American Artist Life, comprising Biographical and

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Critical Sketches of American Artists, preceded by an Historical Account of the Rise and Progress of Art in America. By Henry T.. Tuckerman. (Sampson Low.)—Although written in a...

Father Fernie, the Botanist. By James Nicholson. (Porteous : Glasgow.)

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—Botany, attractive as it is in practice, is singularly uninteresting in books, and Mr. Nicholson is quite justified in seeking to enliven it by the help of fiction. We cannot...

A School Manual of Health. By Edwin Lankester, M.D. (Groom-

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bridge.)—We are not all prepared to allow that "the elder scholars in our national and other schools " ought to be taught "those facts which must be known in order to secure the...

Sorrow on the Sea. 3 vols. By Lady ;Wood. (Tinsley).—Lady

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Wood's last novel, Sabina, was a tale of very considerable power. It contained at least one character, that of the old seaman, Lieutenant Rock, which will not easily be...

Practical Notes on Wine. By Edward Lonsdale Beckwith. (Smith and

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Elder.)—The pleasant chapters which compose this little book are a reprint, with additions and corrections, of Mr. Beckwith's official report on the winos at the Paris...

Half-flows with the Telescope. By Richard A. Proctor. (Hardwicke.) —Mr.

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Proctor has not found a very good title for his book. It suggests the idea of talk about the wonders of astronomy, a topic, by the way, which we have no wish to depreciate, but...

The Lord of All. 2 vols. (Chapman and Hall.)—Why does

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the- writer of this novel suppose that we shall not be interested in the scenes of life in Rome except the principal actors therein are our own country- men ? On the contrary,...

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The Silver Trumpet and other Allegories. By E. H. (Warne.)—E.

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H. mixes up fact and figure very strangely. A lady gives her little boy a silver trumpet which has the art of speaking texts, and sends him from her drawing-room—say, in...

Views in Central Abyssinia. (Rotten.)—These are sketches of scenery, together

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with some figure drawings of Abyssinians and Gallas, originally executed in pen and ink, and now reproduced by photo-lithography. They wore taken, we are told, by a German...

attaches to Mr. Max Mfiller's researches in philological science. His

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subject and method do not admit of the introduction of collateral topics, but his speculations are exceedingly acute and ingenious, and display a knowledge of language which in...

State Papers concerning the Irish Church. By W. Maziere Brady,

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D.D. (Longmans.)—This volume contains a number of letters addressed to the Home Government by various Irish officials, lay and ecclesiastical, during the period 1563-1593. Most...

Aids to Classical Study. By J. G. Sheppard and Dawson

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W. Turner (Longmans.)—This book aims at supplying the sort of teaching which a schoolmaster or private tutor would give to pupils whom he was "coaching" for a scholarship. We...

The Dear Girl. 3 vols. By Percy Fitzgerald, M.A. (Tinsloy.)—

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Mr. Fitzgerald paints on a larger canvas, filled with more figures, the same picture which he has already presented to the readers of All the Year Round. It is the same sort of...

The Sling and the Stone. First and Second Series. By

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Charles Voysey, B.A. (Triibner.)—These are two volumes of sermon& about which we find it difficult to speak with moderation, the more difficult because we prize that right of...

Subsidies Primaries. Parts I. and II. By the Editor of

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the Public School Latin Primer. (Longmans.)—It is impossible to judge of the value of a school book without a trial, and for this a critic cannot com- mand the opportunity. We...

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Mosta—Among the instrumental music that we have received we may

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mention Coote's Royal Lancers and the Jupiter Galop, by the same composer (Hopwood and Crew), both of them exceedingly good and spirited dances of their kind. We may bestow the...

We have received new editions of The Life and Letters

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of the Rev. F. 'W. Robertson, of Brighton, by the Rev. Stopford Brooke (Smith and Elder); of The Church of the Fathers, by John Henry Newman (Burns); and of The Church and the...