10 OCTOBER 1885

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We have discussed the causes of this revulsion elsewhere, and

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need here only speak of the future. There must, of course, be fusion of some kind ; but it is argued that the Monarchists, who were elected to defeat the Republicans in power,...


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4, T HE French," said the late Mr. Bagehot, talking to a journalist, "the French you have always with you." The French Elections of Sunday were expected to be dull, but they...

Lord Salisbury on Wednesday addressed an immense audience at Newport,

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in a speech which is intended to be the Tory pro- gramme. The speech, though it does not glitter like some of the orator's best efforts, is a goo I one, and will probably gikie...

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

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Prince Hohenlohe, the German Ambassador in Paris, who has been

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appointed Stadtholder of Alsace-Lorraine, and is one of Prince Bismarck's most confidential agents, has taken a very strong step. He has expressed to the Paris Correspondent of...

The Irish Boycotters appear determined to try conclusions with the

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law. It appears, from a telegram in the Telegraph of Friday, that the Cattle Trade Association of the South of Ireland have required the Cork Steam Packet Company to refuse to...

The figures as yet show that the Monarchists have secured

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187 seats out of 584, and the Republicans of both shades only 136; but there are 222 second ballots to be taken, and all Parisian returns to be ascertained. It is 'asserted that...

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Upon foreign politics Lord Salisbury apologised for necessary reticences. He

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said nothing of Egypt, and was silent about Sir H. D. Wolff ; but on Bulgaria he spoke out. His conten- tion is that he was right at Berlin, for had Bulgaria been united then,...

It is as well to be fair, even when those

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who plead for fairness are hopelessly in the wrong. The Government of Selior Canovas del Castillo recently proposed, it is believed, to expel from Spain the correspondents of...

There is no news this week from the Balkans. It

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is known that the two Bulgarias are to remain united ; but all attention is concentrated on Servia. If King Milan does not move, the truce will last till the spring ; but if he...

Mr. Goschen also on Wednesday gave out his Manifesto as

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,representative of the Moderate Liberals. His speech was full ; but we do not see that he differs seriously from Mr. Gladstone, though there is sometimes a difference of tone....

Lord Hartington began speaking in Lancashire on Thursday, at Bury,

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but as yet he has not said much, his first speech being mainly occupied with proving that Mr. Philips, the Member for Bury, MO a good Member ; that the condition of the people...

The last formidable leader in the Soudan seems to be

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really dead. The Abyssinian Commander-in-Chid, Ras Alula, who was despatched to the relief of Kassala with 8,000 men, met him and his Hadendowas at Kufeit on September 23rd. A...

As regards County Government, Lord Salisbury was not quite distinct.

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He concedes Elective Councils, but wishes to limit their power, using the very odd illustration that he would allow the Councils to shut up public-houses on Sundays, but not on...

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It is affirmed that General de Conrcy, the Commander-in- Chief

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in Tonqnin, has demanded reinforcements of 18,000 men. According to current statements, he declares that the Black- Flags have reappeared in force ; that he cannot defend even...

We would call attention to the letter in another column

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de- scribing the business methods of the American Congress. It is from an Englishman who has resided for years in the Union, and is greatly interested in the mechanism both of...

It is impossible for us, in the deluge of speeches,

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to notice all, and we can only say of Sir C. Dilke's in Chelsea, that he affirms Mr. Chamberlain's programme, but created most enthusiasm by defending the abolition and not the...

Several correspondents express annoyance, or rather pain, that we should

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have called Lord Shaftesbury's faith a narrow one. They say his opinions on cremation—which, oddly enough, he favoured—on vivisection, on missionary enterprise, on many most...

'We perceive from Lord Salisbury's speech at Newport that he

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half doubts whether there are properties in Essex on which the public payments amount to 10s. in the pound. We made the statement on good authority, and have since received the...

The Church Congress, held this year at Portsmouth, opened on

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Tuesday. If we may judge by the fellness of the reporting, the proceedings excite unusual interest, though as yet semi- political questions have been rather avoided, and the...

The leading thought raised in the minds of any Churchman

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by these discussions will, we believe, be that reform and revival of Convocation is, next to Establishment, the question that most concerns the Church. Clergy and laity are...

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THE UPRISING IN PRANCE. T HE result of the French Elections is one more illustration of that terrible silence of the people which, as time goes on, will be more and more the...

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attentive study. It is not like himself ; but there is a good deal in it. It is not like himself ; for it is almost devoid of rancour, it is wanting in brilliant invective, and...

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E:need not say that me welcome Lord Salisbury's state- :meat of his policy in Eastern Europe with unqualified geasure ; but for the Premier to state that policy and then talk of...

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W E cannot but think the letter of the President of the English Church Union upon the forthcoming Elections exceedingly ill-advised. In the first place, it is not wise at this...

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r E new man, whoever he is—and we doubt if it will be either Lord Mount Temple, who is too open to impres- sions; or Lord Brabazon, who is too viewy—who takes up Lord...


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S TRIKES are often so rashly undertaken, and their positive results, in the shape of pecuniary loss and household suffer- ing, so palpable, that we are too apt to forget that...

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N OT a little insight may be obtained into the character of individuals by observing their different methods of amusing themselves, and the attitudes, physical and moral, which...

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Itli most disaimilar, to things are often found be closely elated to each other. Toryism and Democracy, if Lord Randolph Churchill is not mistaken, are an instance in point....

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[COMMUNICATED.] W HA.TEVER may be the shortcomings of the third French Republ;o, there can be no doubt of the good effect its political tolerance has produced upon the Parisian...

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CONGRESS. [FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] THAT the Speaker should be the most powerful Member of the American House of Representatives is as striking a proof of the contrast...


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FREEDOM OF RELIGION. [To THE EDITOR OF THE " EPECTATOR."f SIR,—Mr. Lee Warner, mentioning that the strength of Mr. Chamberlain's case against a Church Establishment rests on...

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pro THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR." SIR,—I am much obliged to Mr. Impey for the further informa- tion he supplies respecting the case of Thomas Bush, in reply to the questions...


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Impey, in his letter which appeared in the Spectator of October 3rd, respecting small holdings, states that he has " systematically " inspected the parish of Epworth, in the...

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ANTHONY ASHLEY COOPER, EARL OF SHAFTESBURY. DIED, OCTOBER 1ST, 1885. HE, holding Sin and Misery as one, Stern to the strong, yet shielding tenderly The weak, went forth ;...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR." J Sia,—There is a way to counteract Boycotting which I believe it would be in many ways desirable to make part of the perma- nent law in...


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rTo THE EDITOR OF THE " Spam...Ton:1 have just had sent to me a letter of a Rev. James Wallace, of Redcar, dated August 14th, inserted in your paper, which is so untrue, and so...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sin,—In your issue of October 3rd you have drawn attention to an "ideal system, imagined by a French economist," by which it is proposed to...


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PROFESSOR NETTLESHIP'S "ESSAYS IN LATIN L 1TE RATURE." IT must seem to outsiders that a large proportion of these Essays is filled with matter of small importance. But...

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THERE are few writers of the time who can come near Mr. Grant Allen in talent, versatility, and industry. His versatility and industry are, indeed, such that even one of M....

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notwithstanding its misleading title, a dis- tinctive interest of its own. The "sport, travel, and adventure" are of the most meagre kind : a little fishing, a little shooting,...

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THE Fortnightly cannot be reproached with want of political Catholicity. Its editor allows three writers—Mr. R. B. Brett, Mr. E. Dicey, and Mr. H. Labouchere—to state their...


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So far as it is possible to pass judgment on the merits of a translation without comparison with the original, this seems to be a very creditable version of an original and...

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The School of Life. Seven Sermons by Late and Present

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Head Masters. (Rivingtons.)—These discourses, addressed to "public- school men," and recommending the objects which the public-school missions, Toynbee Hall, and similar...

Modern English Sports. By Frederick Gale. (Sampson Low and Co.)—Mr.

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Gale always writes pleasantly, and with a certain amount of knowledge, whatever the subject he may be engaged with; but it is evident that cricket is his forte. Cricket, it is...


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In the September and October numbers of the Scottish Church there have been some good literary papers, particularly an article in the one on "Victor Hugo," and in the other on...

The Flower of Poem, and other Stories. By M. Betham-Edwards.

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(Ward and Downey.)—The chief story in-this volume is of the melo- dramatic kind. The hero is an Irish patciot who seeks. to effect his country's liberation by dynamite ; the...

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The Land of the Broads. By Ernest R. Suffiing. (L.

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17pcott Gill.) —Our notice of this little volume is not, we hope, altogether too late for the present season. There is some pretty fishing for coarse fish during October ;...

The Diary of an Actress. With an Introduction by the

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Rev. H. C. Shuttlevvorth. (Griffith, Ferran, and Co.)—This diary, Mr. Shuttle. worth assures us, is "a plain record of real life." The writer says, "I have been looking over the...

A Handbook to Political Questions of the Day. By Sydney

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Buxton, M.P. Fifth Edition. (John Murray.)—Mr. Buxton's industry has produced a fifth edition of this useful work within less than a year after the fourth edition ; but the...

The Wine of Life. By J. Newcome. (Remington and Co.)—This

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is a little story which has no particular plot and no very profound study of character, and yet is readable. If it has no particular merit, it gives no offence; and its...