7 AUGUST 1869

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All the accounts received this week confirm the serious view

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we took of the Carlist movement. The correspondent of the Times is especially emphatic, and obviously doubts the Army. Pampeluna was to have been given up, but Prim got wind of...

The Senatus-Consultum, liberalizing the Constitution of the French Empire was

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introduced into the Senate on Monday by M. Rouher. It contains twelve articles, which declare that the "initiative in proposing laws belongs to the Emperor and the Corps...

Every letter from Ireland is full of the good effects

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already apparent from the destruction of ascendancy. The governing Board of Trinity College have formally signified through Dr. Ball that they are willing to admit Catholics to...

The Report of the Committee on Parliamentary and Municipal Elections

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has been published. It is not yet official, as the Com- mittee will reassemble next session, but it is understood that Lord Hartington's Draft Report will be accepted. According...

The strength of Turkey and Egypt in an armed struggle

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would probably be found unexpectedly equal. The Sultan is Caliph, a character in which he can call on all Mohammedans for aid ; he has a fair ironclad fleet, and Omar Pasha...

The Pail Mall Gazette says that to turn the Irish

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landlord into the mere owner of a rent-charge would be confiscation. Of course it would, without fair compensation for possible increase of value ; but that granted, what moral...

** The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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I T is fortunate that both the Sultan and the Viceroy of Egypt are always in want of money. Otherwise there might this autumn be trouble in the East. The Viceroy, having been...

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The Bishops of the Irish Church show symptoms of understand-

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ing at once their epoch and their flocks. Those flocks, brought up by the side of Presbyterians, are quite determined that the substan- tial control of the Church shall remain...

An invention was laid before the British Medical Association at

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Leeds which may hereafter be found of great importance. Dr. R. W. Richardson has ascertained that a cut inflicted by a circular knife revolving at a speed of 25 revolutions to...

Nothing was said of importance in the debate which followed

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the Indian financial statement, but, of course, a member—Mr. Fowler this time—got up to denounce that "demoralizing" opium traffic. It really is too wearisome to hear this...

The Home Secretary is giving great and, we mast say,

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very just offence by his defence of the policemen accused by Mr. Knox of perjury in giving evidence about a Haymarket riot. They said some clerks struck them and were drunk,...

The Nottingham petition against Mr. Seely has failed. The petitioners

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withdrew it on Monday, each side paying its own costa. Baron Martin said all the charges had broken down. The evidence about bribery was ridiculous, the petitioners only alleg-...

The Bill permitting marriage with a deceased wife's sister, or,

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as Mr. Beresford puts it, "for the abolition of sisters-in-law," has been withdrawn. It has been talked out by the party which opposes it on religious grounds, but will be...

Mr. Grant Duff made his financial statement on behalf of

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the Indian Government on Tuesday. The speech was an excellent one, a little too long, and a little too full of details which can be .ascertained much more easily from the...

The death of the Bishop of Salisbury places his first

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Bishopric at the disposal of Mr. Gladstone. The late Dr. Hamilton was one of the highest of High Churchmen, as nearly a Catholic as an English Bishop could be, and maintained on...

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The Association for the General Welfare of the Blind (Treasurer

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H. S. Thornton, Esq.), 20 Birchin Lane, is just now in urgent need of funds. This association provides maintenance or work at home for all placed upon its list by the...

The meeting of the British Medical Association was held at

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Leeds this year, and among the subjects on which the opinion of the profession seems well agreed is the advisability of a change in the method of vaccination. The lymph, it...

Lard Lytton, in a very eloquent speech on the uses

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of Arcbasology, -delivered on Monday at St. Alban's, before the British Archreolo- gical Association, enunciated a theory as to the battle of lan- guages which requires a...

Mr. Barnett Lyons, Jewish pawnbroker, of Cardiff, has a .daughter

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of 19, named Esther. The young lady was discontented -or badly used, and on March 28, 1868, fled to the house of the Rev. Nathaniel Thomas. Mr. Thomas, moved, apparently, by his...

The Austrian Government is inquiring vigorously into the Cracow scandal.

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According to the Univers, the nun Barbara Ubryk was certainly mad ; but the confessor, who revealed the secret while intoxicated, has since died, it is suspected of poison, the...

The battle of the sites for the new Law Courts

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has ended in favour of Carey Street. The Select Committee has reported that the site is the most centrical ; that it is most convenient to the profession, and therefore to the...

The North and South are quarrelling about a new question.

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The Southern planters are anxious to fill up their estates with Chinese, who they think will take low wages, obey orders, and work hard, and they are employing a Californian...

The half-yearly meeting of the London, Brighton, and South Coast

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Railway was held on Tuesday, when Mr. S. Laing made the regular speech of a railway oligarch. The shareholders, he said, had spent 14,000,000 in building branch lines, which...

The Bill authorizing invalid Bishops to resign upon /2,000 a

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year, or one-third of their allowances, and authorizing Go- vernment in cases of permanent mental infimity to appoint a coadjutor Bishop, with right of reversion, may be...

'Consols were on Friday evening 921 to 9 n.

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feld has hardly had occasion to open his mouth, while

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the The Peers have not turned out a new man any more than the credit of any work he has performed has been almost of neces- Commons, for Dr. Magee is protected by his mitre from...

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T HE Senatus-Consultum introduced on Monday is a little more liberal than the letter in which the Emperor promised it. Its provisions amount to the grant of a new Constitution...

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M R GLADSTONE will soon, for the first time in his life, have to make a Bishop, very probably more bishops than one. The public watches with interest, and in some quarters, it...

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M R. LOWE, Tory on so many points, is proving, in his own department, the most Radical member of the Cabinet. He has not been nine months in office, yet already the entire stock...

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W HAT ever is to become of all the stupid boys ? Life is closing up round them like the walls in the story of the Iron, Shroud, and in a few years, if the process goes on, they...

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A DEPUTATION lately went up to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, to solicit the exercise by the Crown of its old forestal prerogatives for the purpose of preventing private...

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T HE affair at Cardiff, the so-called " abduction " of a young Jewess by a bigoted Welsh Calvinist, who thought she was doing God and her Church service by aiding a hot-tempered...

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W E do not know a peculiarity in the British character which is more puzzling or unaccountable than its persistent malignity about Nunneries. We can understand an Italian being...

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ji VERY ancient tradition prevails in the mountain districts which surround Mount Pelion, that during the night of the Feast of the Transfiguration (August 6) the heavens open,...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—The Earl of Carnarvon fears that if teats be abolished in the Universities, there will be no security for the moral and religious...


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THE BISHOP OF PETERBOROUGH. [To THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR.") SIR,—I desire to thank you very earnestly for the truly kind and liberal words with which you have rebuked the...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") Sra,—Allow me to call the attention of your correspondents to a passage in Plutarch (Mor. 781 F.), where the actual phrase ioiTrpoll occurs...


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you allow me to state somewhat more explicitly than in my former letter the reasons which, it seems to me, should determine us, notwithstanding the lapis specularis theory...


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find that a letter which appeared in your last number, signed "Helen T.," has been mistaken by many of my friends for mine, and this is not the first time that such signatures...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sut,—Your correspondent at Munich seems to describe the Speak- ing Machine there altogether as a novelty, but it is about twenty years since...


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SIR,—In your kind notice of my little book, the Perfect Man, you say it has its origin in Ecce Honw. It was written, all but a few pages at the end, in the summer of 1866, from...


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SIR,—" E. D.'s " commentary on 1 Cor. xiii. 12 breaks down when brought to bear on 2 Cor. iii. 18, where St. Paul has evidently the same idea in his mind, though in the latter...

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PRO MORTUIS. WHAT should a man desire to leave ? A flawless work ; a noble life : Some music harmonized from strife, Some finish'd thing, ere the slack hands at eve Drop,...


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THE DUKE OF ARGYLL ON PRIMEVAL MAN.* THE object of this little brochure, which is written with all its author's usual clearness and strength of thought, is not, as we understand...

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how little most people know of the principles and practice of the Society of Friends, and how much of what they think they know is pure misunderstanding. There are still many...

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THERE is much complaint nowadays of the dearth of original pro- duction in this country - . Fiction and poetry seem to be in danger of becoming lost arts through the multitude...

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LUDIBRIA LUN WE have read this poem with great pleasure,

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partly from its intrinsic merits, and partly from the freshness and independence of its style and composition. It is, we believe, the author's first work ; yet he writes in a...

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PROFESSOR SEELEY continues his essay on "Roman Imperialism" in Macmillan. The second chapter is as full of thought as the first, but from the natUre of his subject, the fall of...

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Kottabos : a College Miscellany. (Dublin: W. McGhee; London :

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Bell and Daldy.)—Kottabos comes from Trinity College, Dublin, and is, we suppose, the first number of a periodical intended to give to the world without some enjoyment of the...

The Blameless Prince, and other Poems. By Edmund Clarence Stedman.

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(Boston, Fields and Co.; London, Trahner.)—There is so much power in this volume as to make us feel no inconsiderable regret in passing on it the severe censure which it seems...


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The Annab of our Time. By Joseph Irving. (Macmillan.)—We cannot do better, by way of giving an account of this volume, than quote the descriptive title. It is "a diurnal of...

Under Lock and Key. By T. W. Speight. 3 vols.

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(Tinsley.)—Those readers who admire Mr. Wilkie Coffins' Moonstone may here read another story about the adventures of a great diamond. This jewel, during the very short period...

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Pare Wine, and Row to Know It. By J. L.

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Denman. The chapters. on the processes of wine- king, on what ought and what ought not to- take place in them, are woTth reading. The perfect fermentation of wine. means that...

My Insect Queen. By the Author of "Margaret's Engagement." 3

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vols. (Bentley.)—The autobiographical form is, on the whole, not an eligible one for a novel ; at all events, it requires to be managed with much skill. One essential is that...

The House of Austria during the Thirty Years' War. Two

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Lectures by Adolphus W. Ward, M.A. (Macmillan.)—The lectures, crowded as they are with the results of wide research and bold original thought, could hardly, we should say, have...

The Phenomena and Laws of Heat. By Achille Cazin. Translated

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by Elilhu Rich. (Sampson Low.)—When everything, it may be said, is reduced to some phenomenon of heat, or heat enters into every kind of action, an exhauitive book on this...

The Rights and Liberties of the Church. By the Rev.

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S. Kettlewell. (Skeffington.)—It may easily be understood from the title of this book that the writer's notions of "the Church" differ tote coslo from our own. He looks upon it...