10 FEBRUARY 1883

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METE Report of the Committee of the French Senate on the 1_ Expulsion Bill was read by the Reporter, M. Allon, on Thurs- day, and somewhat frigidly received,—probably because it...


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It is our intention occasionally to issue gratis with the _SPECTATOR Special Literary Supplements, the outside pages .of which will be devoted to Advertisements. The Fourth of...

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

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At the Cabinet Council held on Tuesday, both Lord Spencer

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and Lord Hartington were escorted by detectives. It was not at first apparent why the Minister of War should be in danger of attack, but it appears that Lord Hartington's speech...

The most jealous precautions were taken on Lord Spencer's return

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to Ireland to protect him from assassination. He was surrounded by dragoons, detectives filled the carriages behind him, and a tunnel under which he had to pass was occupied by...

Messrs. Healy, Davitt, and Quinn all went to prison on

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Thursday. Repeated offers were made to provide the necessary recognisances, but they were all refused. Mr. Healy, before surrendering, offered to resign his seat; but his...

The Liberals lost Haddingtonshire on Monday, by a large majority,

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Lord Elcho being returned by 492 votes, against 400 given for Mr. Finlay. This is the worst beating the Liberals have had since 1865, and the majority against us is more than...

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Mr. Courtney "addressed his constituents at Liskeard on Monday in

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a speech of much ability and illimitable self-con- fidence, on the Egyptian part of which,—on the stewing of that mess of political pottage, which he is so desirous to...

The fear of the Nihilists in St. Petersburg is on

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the decrease. The Czar has quitted Gatschina, and is giving entertainments at the Winter Palace, during which he moves freely among the guests, who, however, are closely...

Mr. Gibson, on Monday, made a curious speech in Dublin.

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He first roundly condemned the Government policy in Ireland,. accusing the Ministry of having used the Land League, and of then being defied and beaten by it, and of failing to...

The Farmers' Alliance, at its annual meeting on Tuesday, resolved

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unanimously to press on Parliament two demands,— compensation to tenants for unexhausted improvements, and the prohibition of any increase of rent, based on the value which...

Mx. Healy's very moderate speech on Wednesday, on county government

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for Ireland,—sketching out the mode of electing county and provincial boards,—the latter to be elected by the county boards, and to take charge of the Irish Private-Bill...

Sir Robert Peel, as a politician, seems to have lost

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his head altogether. At Warrington, on Thursday week, in a speech which was not reported in London, he not only burst into a furious tirade against the Liberals, charging them,...

Last Sunday, Mr. Frederic Harrison took for the theme of

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his discourse to his Positivist friends the career of Gambetta, whom he spoke of as the first statesman of European import- ance to recognise Comte as his master alike in...

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Mr. Herman Merivale sends to Thursday's Times rather curious evidence

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of the very subjective way in which biographers often describe facts. Mr. Forster, and a more recent student of Dickens,—Mr. A. W. Ward, who wrote the study of Dickens in Mr....

Mr. F. W. Cory, writing from Buckhurst Hill, Essex, to

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Wednesday's Times, appears to show that by the use of the spectroscope a much surer indication of coming rain or fair weather can be obtained than by any other of the habitual...

The Swansea Chamber of Commerce did honour to Mr. - Chamberlain

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yesterday week, when Mr. Chamberlain made a speech chiefly concerning the forthcoming Bankruptcy Bill, in which he did not spare the Bill introduced by the Associated Chamber of...

A curious attempt was made in Winchester yesterday week to

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revive in England the Oriental fancy for playing chess with living pieces. The object was to raise a certain amount of money for paying off a debt on St. Lawrence's Church, Win-...

Bank Rate, 4 per cent. Console were on Friday 102

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to 102i.

A grave scandal has occurred in Austria. The construction of

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the Galician Railways has been entrusted to a single con- tractor, Baron Schwarz, instead of many contractors, against the recommendation of a Committee of the Reichsrath. It is...

We made an error in noticing last week the appointment

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of Mr. F. Pollock to the Corpus Professorship of Jurisprudence at Oxford, which we erroneously spoke of as the Professorship of English Law. It is the Vinerian Professorship,...

The coal-miners of the North, having obtained an increase from

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the masters of ten per cent. on their wages, have decided, it is stated, to decrease out-put. Their Unions intend to restrict work to five days a week, and the working-day to...

The Jewish, World, the organ, we believe, of the Reformed

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-Jews in England, pronounces this week in most unmistake- able language against all projects for a restoration to Palestine, -or for setting-up a Jewish State there. It...

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THE PROGRAMME OF THE SESSION. p E first Cabinet Council has been held, and the order of the measures to be introduced this Session has probably been discussed. We wish to...

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M R. COURTNEY, in his speech at Liskeard on Monday, shrank from his own conclusion. That is not usual with him, for, as a rule, his confidence in his own opinion is only...

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I T is quite possible that Tenant-right for Great Britain may occupy an unexpected share of attention in the coming Session. Many, influential politicians are pressing a strong...


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ALLOITS report to the Senate concerning the Expul- • sion Bill was, we are told, languidly received by that body, though it probably represents the feeling of the great majority...

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coming election of a Proctor for the Clergy in Convocation to take the place of Canon Wilkinson, Prebendary Cadman will be opposed as too friendly to Ritualism, will surprise...

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T HE Viceroy of India has not, we fear, been wise in once more bringing forward the old "Black Act," but it is absurd to accuse him of "sentimentalism." Lord Macaulay was no...

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S INCE Monday, much ingenuity has been displayed, both in Scotland and here, in explaining the fact that on that day Lord Elcho who is a follower of Lord Salisbury, but an...

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W E just drew attention last week to the remarkable letter in the Daily News of February 2nd, on the creed of M. Ells& Reclus, the great geographer and socialist, who...

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T HERE are plenty of Etiquettes in the world—too many, most reasonable folk would say—but yet we feel inclined to suggest an addition to the number. We want it to be made an...

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THE EAST-LOTHIAN ELECTION, AND ITS LESSONS. [To THE EDITOR OF THE "SrEcreTon."] SIB,—There is no Tory reaction in East Lothian. Mr. Finlay's supporters allege this morning, in...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.'] Sfa,—Yon are unjust to the Bishop of Manchester, and your injustice is all the harder to bear, because you attack him on a point on which a...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " Spice reroil."] will only trouble you with a very short note of explana- tion, in answer to your question about my remarks of last week. I do not wish...


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(To THE EDITOR OF THE " SrEcrAToa."1 Sin,—I have read with pain, almost with distrust of the future, your article on "Ireland and the Proposed Reforms." True it is that you...

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[To as EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOB."1 Sra,—Allow me to point out one factor in the causes of the- distrust which, as you very truly say, High Churchmen feel for- Episcopal...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTAT011.1 SIR,—Your correspondent agrees with me, I am glad to find, on many points,-:-possibly we are pot so widely at variance as lie imagines on...

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IN that small group of artists who may be said to have given a new character to the painting of English country life, and to have shown the possibility of treating that subject...


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[To not EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.1 • Sla, — In the review of my "Camps in the Rockies," which -appeared in the Spectator of January 27th, your reviewer passes what, in my...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIEf—With reference to the notice of my book which appeared in the Spectator of February 3rd, I would ask you, in all humility, if your...


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SPECTATOR "1 '&11,—We dwellers at the Lakes have been electrified to find that whilst men slept, the proprietors of certain slate quarries on Honister Pass have got a Railway...


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NEPENTHE. THE north wind follows free and fills Our rounding sail, and overhead Deepens the rainless blue, and red The sunset burns on quarried hills ; And peace is over all,...

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THE COMMERCIAL RESTRAINTS OF IRELAND CONSIDERED.* Tins book is a reprint of a rare, but important, work that appeared at a very critical epoch in the history of Ireland. Mr....

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Mrs. Lorimer will attract the critics more than the public. The latter will, we fear, declare that the beginning is fall of forced humour, that the ending is needlessly...

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cathedral churches of Dublin, SL Patrick's, and that of the Holy Trinity, commonly called Christ. Church, is an event of our time which is to be regarded with great...

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SCIENCE AND SENTIMENT.* 'TEE question as to the true province

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of feeling and imagina- tion, as assistants to the intellect in the discovery of truth, has always seemed to us a very interesting one. It is sometimes the fashion among...

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TRAVELS IN BALUCHISTAN.* THOSE of our readers who recollect the

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interesting volumes in which Sir Charles Macgregor described his travels in the Persian province of Khorasan four years ago, will turn to his present book with expectations of...

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LAMBETH PALACE.* Tins handsome volume has attractions and excellences apart

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altogether from the late Dr. Tait, who wrote the introduc- tion to it. An author at once so modest and so much in love with his subject as Mr. Cave-Browne here shows himself to...


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THIS story contains anfficient of the supernatural to make it a sort of cross between the ordinary novel and fairy-tale. It pur- ports to be narrated by one Paul Griggs, who...

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Regimental Legends. By J. S. Winter. (Chatto and Windus.)— Three

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more volumes of soldiering stories, by the author of Cavalry Life, to which the above remarks equally apply. In "A Regimental' /Esthete," there is a welcome reminiscence of the...

The new number of the Magazine of Art is only

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an average one. There is nothing very remarkable either in the art or the literature of it. The best articles are Mr. Champneys' "The Interior of St. Paul's Cathedral," Mr....


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Except in point of illustration, the February number of Harper's Magazine is rather poor. Mr. Black's story of " Shandon Bells" is becoming, indeed, somewhat more interesting,...

With the February number, Chambers's Journal enters on its fifty-

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second volume. The conductors of this magazine deserve great credit for the manner in which they keep up its high reputation. Except the poetry, which is neither better nor...

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French Examination Papers (D. Nutt), is, perhaps, a misleading

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title. The book contains a collection of papers in French grammar and literature, including passages for translation into and from French, set at the University of London, at...

Chambers's Historical Readers, Book III. (W. and R. Chambers), comprises

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a series of short chapters on the History of England, from A.D. 1327 down to the Revolution of 1688. It will be found useful in schools, and its simple, easy style will...

A History of the English Language and Literature, by Dr.

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F. J. Bierbanm (G. Weiss, Heidelberg ; Triihner and Co., London), con- tains a great deal of useful information in a very small compass. Considering that it is the work of a...

Clare Stellar. A Novel. By Mrs. J. Galbraith Lunn. (Remington

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and Co.)—The chief fault that we have to find with this book is that ibis called a novel. This is a misnomer ; the story is one merely of and for children. It is rather too...

Clare Weisman. By the Author of "Pansies and Asphodel." (Remington

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and Co.)—The " Clare " of this story is a man, and a sculptor. A great deal of sin, sorrow, death, parting, and unmerited misfortune is piled up in the one small volume to which...

Samos and Samian Coins, by Percy Gardner, M.A. (Macmillan and

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(1o.), is a reprint of a most valuable article, which many of our readers may have noticed in the Numismatic Chronicle last year. That ibis scholarlike, learned, and exhaustive,...

The Gallynipper in Yankeeland. By Himself. (Tinsley Brothers.)— We have

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not the advantage of knowing what a gallynipper is, but this slim volume affords internal evidence that a great deal of vulgarity, slang, and impudent imitation of certain...

P. Vergili Maronis Opera. By T. L. Papillon, M.A. (Clarendon

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Press Series.)—The object of this edition is to provide something intermediate in quantity between those of Conington and Professor Kennedy. The first volume contains the text,...

In Locke on Words, with Introduction and Notes by F.

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Ryland, M.A. (Sonnenschein and Co.), some readers probably will fail to re- cognise a reproduction of the third part of John Locke's "Essay concerning the Haman Understanding."...

A Preparatory Book of German Prose, by Hermann B. Boisen,

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A.M. (Ginn, Heath, and Co., Boston, U.S.), has been added to Martha's Vineyard series of text-books of modern languages. It is well calculated to introduce the youthful student...

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Our Iron Bocds, by Frederick S. Williams (Bemrose and Sons),

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is the title of a brief popular history of the rise and progress of rail- ways in this and other countries, for which there has been found so wide a demand, that it has reached...

Ups and Downs of Spanish Travel, by H. B. Graham

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Bellingham (London Literary Society), are lively and amusing enough, but can scarcely claim to be more. The author takes us not only to Madrid, Malaga, Granada, the Escurial,...

Wanderings in the Land of Lorne, and the Outer Hebrides.

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By Robert Buchanan. (Chatter and Windus.)—We do not understand why a book the preface of which was written in October, 1882, and which was already in the hands of the public in...

Witch Stories, by whomsoever they are collected and compiled, will

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always be sure of attentive and eager readers ; and we may be sure that they will not be the worse for being told by Mrs. E. Lynn Linton. Messrs. Chatto and Windas, therefore,...