6 MARCH 1886

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S IR HENRY JAMES addressed his constituents at Bury on Monday, to explain his 'position in declining to join the present Government, which he did in a singularly dignified and...

Lord Salisbury made one of his most effective party speeches

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at a dinner at the Crystal Palace, on Wednesday, in honour of the Conservative victories in Lambeth. Unfortunately, his most telling passage amounted to a charge of hypocrisy...

Sir Henry James repudiated all intention of entering "a Cave,"

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the atmosphere of which, he said, never suited him. Bat he hoped to be able to do something, on the one hand, to help to maintain the authority of the Queen over her Empire,...

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

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The Radicals in the French Chamber on Thursday proposed once

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more the expulsion of all Princes belonging to houses which had formerly reigned in France. M. de Freycinet vigorously re- sisted the proposal, declaring privately that if it...

After endless difficulties, the Servian Government on March 3rd signed

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a Treaty of Peace with Bulgaria, consisting of a single article. This simply affirms that peace is re-established between the Kingdom and the Principality. King Milan absolutely...

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The Spanish Court is not merciful. It is quite fair

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that the leader of insurgents at Cartagena should be shot, for he killed a General, and, unless they are Irishmen, revolutionists every- where stake their heads ; but the...

We regret to notice the death, at a great age,

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of Sir Henry Ricketts, one of the ablest civil officers who ever was in the employ of the Indian Government. His specialty was com- prehension of native needs, and his...

We wish to cell special attention to the letter from

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Mr. Take, perhaps the most reasonable of all our philanthropists, which will be found in another page. We have never seen the ultimate cause of the Irish land dilleulty stated...

The Report of the Turkish Commissioner on the Egyptian Army

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was published in Friday's Times. 31oukhtar Pasha advises that the Egyptian Army should be raised to 16,000 men, officered by natives, as of old, and that 12,000 men of this Army...

Mr. Holmes, the Irish ex-Attorney-General of the Conserva- tive Government,

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made a false move on Thursday night, in moving that the House were not willing to grant the Irish Supplies without having some information as to the Irish policy of the new...

There was another debate in the House of Commons ou

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Friday week on the conduct of the police on February 8th, raised by Professor Stuart, who wished to transfer the police to local authorities ; but it came to nothing. The Home...

A debate on Egypt was raised ou Monday by Mr.

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Bradlaugh, in the form of a motion to refuse half the sum required for Sir Drummond Wolff's mission, and was interesting because it brought up a new man, Colonel Duncan, the...

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And on another subject, his Grace of York has not

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exhibited a very felicitous statesmanship. In deciding to have a Lay House of 144 members, he insisted strongly that the elective members should be freely elected by the...

The following is a copy of a resolution proposed by

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the Arch- deacon of Durham, and carried nem. con. by the Lower House of Convocation of York, on Thursday, February 25th. 1886 :— "That this House is of opinion that, in the...

Meteorologists are remarking on the weather with almost tl.e same

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interest as the public, which, if elderly, or inclined to bronchitis, or poor, is dying of it. There has been no severe cold this winter, no strong ice, and only one severe fall...

The Archbishop of York was in a very contentious mood

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last week. The Standing Orders of the York Convocation direct that when the Archbishop sends down a message to the Lower House asking them to take any subject into...

Bank Bate, 2 per cant. Consols were on Friday 10

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o 101A.

Lord Randolph Churchill made an immensely long speech at Manchester

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on Wednesday, the main ideas of which were that the Tory Government had managed foreign policy very well, that it had annexed Burmah, that it tried to foster British trade by...

We accept that test with the utmost cordiality. But how

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does it apply to the case of the Welsh Church, which Mr. Dillwyn is to bring forward next Tuesday We think it doubt- ful whether any man could affirm in relation to the...

One of the strangest feats of the Obstructives VMS performed

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on Tuesday night, when the Parnellites managed to discuss the principles of the Irish borough franchise a propos of a Belfast Main Drainage Bill, Mr. Sexton being very much...

General Goldsworthy, the Conservative Member for Hammer- smith, related some

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striking instances of Irish outrage, especially one in which the tenants had cat down the woods on an estate, and bad buried the timber, and had threatened to cut off the ears...

At the London Diocesan Conference, on Tuesday, Bishop Temple delivered

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a lively defence of the Church of England against the view of those who insist with so much emphasis on religious equality. "Formerly," he remarked, "a great deal used to be...

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SIR HENRY JAMES AT BURY. T HE speech of Sir Henry James at Bury on Monday sets the kind of example which, if it proves contagious, may yet give to our first really Democratic...

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I F Lord Salisbury has any control over his colleagues at all, he is ill-advised in allowing Lord Randolph Churchill to make these perpetual appeals to the Moderate Liberals. He...


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T HERE has been a very persistent and confident rumour prevalent this week that when the Irish policy of the Government is stated, we shall have no legislative change pro- posed...

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T HAT Lord Randolph Churchill meant mischief when he made his speech at Belfast, is very probable indeed. The Puck-like element in his character enters into its very grain, and...

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T HE real evil of our position in Egypt is that there seems no end to it. We are spending, as was admitted in the debate of Monday on Sir Drummond WoIff's mission, some...

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I F lunatics knew their own interest, they would long ago have managed to identify themselves with one or other of the two great parties. The fate of Governments would then have...

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T HE Stepney Election Petition bids fair to last as long as the celebrated Westminster Election Petition of one hundred years ago, when Pitt managed to prevent Fox taking his...

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A LITTLE too much has been said recently about reading, and to our minds the interest of Mr. Goschen's lecture of Saturday at the Mansion House, upon "Reading, Hearing, and...


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p ROFESSOR HUXLEY'S article in the Nineteenth. Century on "The Evolution of Theology" is not, we think, worthy of his great ability. Perhaps the concluding part, which will, we...

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THE IRISH PROBLEM. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE •• SPECTITOR.1 SIR,—The attempted solution of one of the greatest difficulties which besets the Government by the proposed...

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you allow me, as a constant reader and admirer, to -enter a protest against the tone of your recent articles on Ireland? It seems to me that in all your arguments on this...


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. 1 SIR, — The Spectator, holding with Milton that "opinion is but knowledge in the making," always permits any discussion of opinion which may lead at last to wise action....

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR."] SIR,—I beg to be allowed to correct a misapprehension con- cerning myself which I see in the Spectator of February 27th. You describe me as...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR...1 S111, — I read in the Spectator of February 29th (p. 275) an asser- tion which will astonish many as much as it did me, and which must...


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LTO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR." J SIK, — Latitudinarianism, in the bad sense, must be, I suppose,. indifference to the essentials of Christian unity. In non- essentials...

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LTO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOE."1 SIR, — In your excellent and timely article on Lord Aberdeen you speak of him as a Presbyterian. Is not a little miscon- ception likely...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—May I point out that the reviewer of Mr. Miuchin's translation of the Divina Corn media into terza rinza is mistaken in supposing his...


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THE " SPECTATOR."1 la,—The remarks of the Spectator on the sensitiveness of the literary character as constituting a hindrance to the accom- plishment of great national...


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LTo THE EDITOR OF THE 'SPECTATOR?'] SIR, — It is a matter for sincere regret to some of us who are advocating the granting to leaseholders compulsory power to purchase the...

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TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.'] S1R,—With reference to a paragraph in the Spectator of February 27th, commenting on a table of returns of the busi- ness of certain...


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MIN. [" For a great God is in them, and he groweth not old." — Cimaus.] OPT of the Mother we sung, Oft of the deep and its might, Oft of the Moon that is hung High in the...


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TIRYNS, " TUE Prehistoric Palace of the Kings of Tiryns," is an im- posing title, in the style with which Dr. Schliemann has made us familiar, and is undoubtedly well fitted to...

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THERE is a large amount of beautiful and interesting poetical work in this pretty little volume, which will serve as a very pleasant pocket companion for an out-of-doors lounge...

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Fortune's Wheel is by no means a novel of the first order, or even of the second ; but, nevertheless, it contains some lively sketches of character and incident, and paints one...

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IT is needless to say that Mr. Jowett's translation of Aristotle's Politics is all that a translation should be as a model of English style. If Aristotle is ever to he known by...

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THE number of Irish articles in the magazines of this month is considerable. The most instructive paper is one by Mr. Gillen, in the Nineteenth Century, in which he tries to...

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Englieh Life in China. By Major Henry Kuollys. (Smith, Elder, and Co.)—We opened this book with hope. This hope changed into disappointment as we proceeded to read ; and that...

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The Duke of Saint Simon. By Edwin Canaan, B.A. (B.

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H. Black- well, Oxford.)—In this neat volume of 169 pages, originally the Lothian Prize Essay of 1885, we have a clear, jadicious, and, we venture to think, a sufficient...

Very it's Georg ice, L-IL Edited by A. Sidgveick, M.A.

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(Cam- bridge University Press.)—We are always glad to see Mr. Sidgwick's works, though we are inclined to complain that such industry, scholar- ship, and taste should be...

In the series of "Elementary Classics" we have Ciceronis Ltclius

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; or, De Amicitia, edited by E. S. Shuckburgh, M.A. (Macmillan.)— The De Amicitia has been excellently edited before, notably by Mr. J. S. Reid, who leaves nothing to be said....

Easy Latin Prose Exercises. By H. R. Ileatley. (Rivingtons.)— This

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volume contains a number of short sentences for viva voce lessons, prefixed to each exercise. It is Mr. Heatley's idea, and the notion seems a good one, that these should be...

angler to read. Mr. Green has had no exceptional experiences

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as to the character or the locality of his sport. He began with such bumble sport as the ordinary ponds and streams of a Midland county supply, learned to catch trout in Wales...

Cornelius Napes. Edited by James Stobo, M.A. (J. Thin, Edin-

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burgh.)—Here is another edition for beginners. Notes are not supplied, bat a full vocabulary has been given. Some teachers find vocabularies useful, and, indeed, young boys...

Tripartita, First Series, by F. T. Holden (Rivingtons), is an

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effort to furnish work in Latin exercise-writing for junior forms that shall be adapted to the threefold division of the year, and also recognise the fact that a form consists...

New Guinea. By Charles Lyne. (Sampson Low and Co.)—Mr. Lyne

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was sent as a special commissioner by the Sydney Morning. Herald to New Guinea, to furnish an account of the various incidents in the establishment of a British Protectorate...

Macmillan's Latin C•atrse.—First Year. By A. M. Cook, M.A. (Macmillan.)

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—Mr. Cook thinks that the books naw in use err in three points,— that there are net enough exercises, too many words introduced at once, and more rules given than are...

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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., and the Journal of

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his Tour to the Hebrides. By James Boswell. Illustrated by Sir Joshua Rey- nolds. Edited by Henry Morley. 5 vols. (Routledge and Sons.)— A fineredition of one of the finest...

Ye Eallie L'agly;:he Almanack, 1886 (Pettitt), is quaintly and pleasantly

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got up, and contains the usual information, and something more, on dates of flowering of various plants, &c.

A Schoolmaster's Retrospict. By Maurice C. Rime, M.A. (Simpkin,

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Marshall, and Co.)—Mr. Hume, in reviewing a period of somewhat more than eighteen years of a schoolmaster's life, takes the opportunity of stating some experiences and...

Irish Pride. By E. Noble. 1 vol. (Bevington and Co.)—This

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book—written in very bad English, and by no means correct even in its grammar—is a volume of the most unmitigated trash it is possible to conceive, unredeemed by a single...

The Vivisector's Directory. Edited by Benjamin Bryan, with a Preface

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by Frances Power Cobbe. This is published by the two associations (Victoria Street and International). It gives an alpha- betical list of vivisectors, with an account of what...

Mere vole. By Mrs. John Bradshaw. (Sonnenschein.)—This thoroughly well-meaning book

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is evidently meant to exemplify the sentence from Carlyle which stands as its motto, — " There is in man a Higher than love of HappinEns : he can do without Happiness, and...

Sir Centuries of Work and Wages : the History of

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English Labour. By I. Thorold Rogers, M.P. New Edition, revised in 1 vol. (Swan Sonnenschein and Co.) —We welcome this new and much more con- veuient edition of a book which...