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The women so unfairly and unwisely committed to prison by

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the Chipping Norton magistrates have been released on the ex- piration of their sentence, and have of course been received with eager popular demonstrations by the agricultural...

1Ve have made some comments elsewhere on the way to

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receive the Shah, and it appears that he has hitherto seen little except armies, which do not interest him much ; great receptions, at which he must be horribly bored, for he...

We have noticed elsewhere the substantial complaints alleged by the

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Trades Unionists, who made their demonstration in Hyde Park on Whit Monday, against the Criminal Law Amendment Act, the Master and Servants' Act, &c. The demonstration is said...

There would appear to be trouble coming in Constantinople. According

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to both Russian and German journals, the Sultan has fallen into a state of melancholia, or even madness, which at times so incapacitates him for business that there is talk of a...


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T HE MacMahon Cabinet is losing no time. It has already removed many Prefects solely for being faithful to M. Thiers, and the Minister of the Interior has issued a menacing...

The Right does not seem to understand its business very

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well. It wants to get the Municipalities into its own hands, and so diminish the power of universal suffrage, but does not quite see how. So it has proposed a Bill under which,...

The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any case.

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The Joint Committee of Lords and Commons has rejected the

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first great plan of amalgamation, that of the London and North- Western and Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Companies. No reasons are given, but it is believed the Committee...

The Spanish Cortes has met, and is busily engaged in

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veri- fying its powers. It is well understood, however, that it con- sists by eight to one of Moderate Republicans, who in the changed situation of France are almost Unitarios ;...

The Claimant and his Judges have had their Whitsuntide holiday,

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like the rest of us, so that the days of trial during the last week have been few, and the upshot of the witnesses' examination is not of great moment. Stonyhurst witnesses have...

The Times has received a full report from Newfoundland of

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the voyage of the American ship Polaris, which, after reaching the 82° 16', lost its commander, Captain Hall, apparently by apoplexy, on the 8th of November, 1871, and a...

M. de Lesseps should go to America, get the aid

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of Jay Gould,. " finance " a Pasha for Nicaragua, and cut the Darien Canal. It wants cutting to shorten the voyage of English vessels. He will make nothing of his grand plan of...

Poor Mr. Bradlaugh did not get much by his mission

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from the Republicans of England to the Republicans of Spain. The Ministry would have nothing to do with him, the Madrid muni- cipality would not give him a dinner, and even the...

Lord Fitzwilliam has had rather a remarkable conflict with his

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colliers. A man named Hargreaves refused to join the Union, and the Unionists, after threatening him, demanded that he should be dismissed, thus, as Lord Fitzwilliam says,...

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Admiral Pothuan, lately French Minister of Marine, recently issued a

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circular warning insurance agents that an American was trying to sell a machine, a small torpedo. for destroying over- insured ships with impunity. It looks like a block of coal...

The death of Sir Thomas Western creates a vacancy in

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the Lord-Lieutenancy of Essex which it will be very difficult to fill up. There is scarcely a Peer in the county, and hardly a block out of which one might be carved, except,...

The Octopus in the Aquarituu at Brighton has curiously vin-

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dicated that representation of its powers by Victor Hugo which was so often denounced as exaggerated. Mr. Charles Collette, an actor in the theatre at Brighton, who had learnt...

Even contemporary tradition is very untrustworthy. We find that we

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did not give in our last impression either the whole of the now very widely-disseminated epitaph on Mr. Lowe, nor the correct Latin version really attributable to him, nor the...

The Police Magistrates are beginning to do justice as between

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man and the lower animals, no less than between man and man. At Bow Street, on Wednesday, Henry Taverner, a pawn- broker's assistant, was charged with cruelty to a cat, which he...

Our anticipation last week as to the real origin of

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the " curi- ous coincidence" between passages in the Daily Telegraph letters from Russia and contributions to All the Year Round and other periodicals has proved to be correct....

The Times publishes a despatch from its Berlin correspondent 'saying

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that a Russian detachment from Turkestan is believed to have reached Khiva between May 15 and 20. That may be true, as St. Petersburg would hear the news earlier than Calcutta,...

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L ANCASHIRE has this week been commemorating the late Lord Derby by putting up, on Tuesday, a marble statue to him in the beautiful park of Preston ; and on the same day...


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• THE PLAN OF THE RIGHT. T HE plans of the Right are rapidly developing themselves, and are at once more constitutional and less sensational than they were at first supposed...

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T HE Whit-Monday Demonstration in Hyde Park was not, of course, distinguished by any great sobriety or reason- ableness in the declamation in which the various speakers...

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Al lt. LOWE promised on the 22nd ult. to introduce some modification of the Bank Act. The City, always sensi- tive to any alteration in the system upon which it builds its...

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E VERY possible evil that exists in the state of Spain is described, often in exaggerated terms, in London every day. The Carlist war is not nearly so formidable to order as our...

THE RECEPTION OF THE SHAH. T HE English people very much

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wish to impress the Shah, whom, we suppose for the same historic reasons which make them think of Persia as a very grand and antique Empire, they believe to be one of the...

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IV ADAME ARNOULD PLESSY and Mademoiselle Aim6e Descl6e are the leading representatives of their respective wholly distinct orders of dramatic art. The latter is a recently risen...

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P OETS have so long sung of the cold, chaste Moon, pallid with weariness of her long watch upon the Earth (according to the image used alike by Wordsworth and Shelley), that it...


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THE PRACTICAL ISSUE OF THE LETTERS ON "THE CHURCH AND THE CLERGY." [TO TR& EDITOR OF TR SPROTATOR."] Six,—The conclusion of the remarkable series of letters on "The Church and...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR. "] SIR,—I hope that in losing the late Bishop of Argyll and the Isles, we of the Episcopal Church in Scotland have not lost our only...


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THERE is certainly a quality in books, even of pure discussion like the present, which makes them strong or weak quite independently of the amount of just intellectual...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—The reply of "A Poor Clergyman" bears upon two sepa- rate questions,—(1) for what the clergyman's fee in the case of burials is really...

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* Harcourt. By G. L. Tottenham. London : Smith, Elder, and Co. IT is interesting when an author leaves a distinct impress of him- self on the mental retina of the reader, and...

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To Professor Cairnes' many friends and admirers, it will be a sincere pleasure to know that illness has not prevented him from collecting these valuable essays in a form in...

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LORD HOUGHTON'S " MONOGRAPHS?* THE words "Personal and Social" by

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which this series of sketches is to be distinguished from another volume that Lord Houghton Monographs, Personal and Social. By Lord Houghton. London: Murray. 1873. is...

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M. LITTRE'S DICTIONARY.* HOWEVER antagonistic philosophers may be to archbishops

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and to academies, they are useful at times ; and at least one of the parties, the Academie Francaise, has already admitted the fact by proclaiming the most famous disciple of...

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Tins volume of Dean Mansel's works contains little that is wholly new. A lecture on Utility as the Ground of Moral Obligation ;" a fragment on Berkeley's philosophy, being an...

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Blackwood becomes terribly injudicious. A stinging political article, pessimist in tone, and full of pungent personalities which make us laugh, while the unbounded credulity of...

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The Asiatic in England. By Joseph Salter. (Seeley.)—The late Mr. Venn, who was for so many years connected with the Church Mis- sionary Society, wrote a preface for this book,...

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Etruscan Inscriptions Analysed. By Alex. Earl of Crawford and Balcarres.

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(Murray.)—" My object," says the author in his preface, "was not, properly speaking, to give an accurate interpretation of the Etruscan inscriptions, but to show that the...

The Ritual of the New Testament. By the Rev. 1'.

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E. Bridgett. (Burns and Oates,)—We do not feel inclined to quarrel with Mr. Bridgett's views about " ritual." We are, anyhow, more in sympathy with them than with the views of...

Monuments and Monumental Inscriptions in Scotland. Vol. 2. By the

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Rev. C. Rogers. (Griffin and Co.)—Mr. Rogers has now completed for the whole of Scotland his " Old Mortality" work. Paper and print are in their way loss perishable than stone,...

Lost for Gold. By Katharine King, Anther of "The Queen

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of the Regiment." (Hurst and Blackett.)—It is always pleasant to record an advance on the part of a young novel writer, and in the instance of Lost for Gold the pleasure is the...

The Teachers' List. Edited by Phillips Bevan. (Stanford.)—This second edition

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of The Teachers' List is a very complete directory for all that concerns educational boards, colleges, schools, and the like. The present writer happens to have some small...

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Essays on Astronomy. By Richard A. Proctor. (Longmans.)—The astronomical papers

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which have appeared from time to time in Fraser's Magazine have been read with so much admiration and pleasure that the re-appearance of them in a collected form, together with...

First and Last. By F. Vernon White. 2 vols. (S.

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Tinsley.)—This is one of the stories of love-making in fashionable life for which, to judge from the continual appearance of such works, there must be some demand, but which...