11 MAY 1872

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The Carlist revolt in Spain seems to be over. Don

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Carlos entered the country himself, gliding through France, it would seem, under ecclesiastical protection ; but his force was defeated by General Moriones, and he himself...


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O N Monday, Mr. Gladstone and Lord Granville are to make a full and frank confession in the Upper and Lower Houses of Parliament of the condition or the negotiation on the...

Prince Bismarck is to take leave of absence for some

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months, as soon as he can be spared, and, according to the Lancet, must abstain from all political tasks. Incessant anxiety and labour have brought on a persistent...

General Chanzy appears to be rising rapidly in the estimation

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of the Assembly. He has been elected leader of the Left Centre and has made a speech in which he announces that, although Monarchist at Bordeaux, he has resolved to adhere to...

At the Literary Fund annual dinner on Wednesday, his Majesty

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the King of the Belgians took the chair,—discharging his duties very respectably,—and Mr. Disraeli, who supported him, was quite in his element. The Duke of Edinburgh and all...

▪ * The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in

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any case. •

The" Liberal Republicans," who have seceded from the party "which

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supports General Grant, have held their Convention at Cincinnati, and greatly to the surprise of most Americans, have -accepted Mr. Horace Greeley as their candidate for the...

The only other "curiosity of literature" was a remark in

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Count Beast's speech. He replied for the "Ambassadors," and said that he had been fixed upon to represent them, not as the oldest, but as the youngest member of the Corps, and...

The Duo d'Audriffet Pasquier, President of a Committee appointed to

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inquire into Imperialist contracts, has made a sensa- tion by a speech in which, after exposing the corruption which paralysed the War Department, he contrasted this "generation...

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Sir W. Lawson moved the second reading of the Permissive

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Bill on Wednesday, in a speech of the usual kind about the evils of intemperance, and the necessity of removing temptation from the people. The debate would have been feeble,...

There was a great debate on Friday week about the

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old Bank of Bombay, Mr. Gregory, Mr. Bouverie, and others arguing that the Government, which held one-third of the shares of the Bank and appointed official Directors, was...

Messrs. Blews and Co., the gas contractors for Moscow, have-

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written to the Times to say they are now forged to the conclusion that their servant Mr. Bauer was murdered, a conclusion, as our- readers may remember, which at the time we...

Mr. Fawcett called attention yesterday week to the relatiorw between

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the Law Officers of the Crown and the House of Cum. mons. He pointed out the need of having law officers who could give an undivided service to the Government, especially in...

A very important declaration has been issued by the Dissenters

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who do not agree with the Birmingham League in wishing to ex- clude religious teaching from the public elementary schools. It. runs thus :—" As strenuous efforts are being made...

The Ballot Bill has now passed through every stage except

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the Third Reading, upon which it is said there is to be a great divi- sion, ending, if the Tories can manage it, in a majority for Government so small that the Lords may with...

The Government suffered a curious defeat on Monday night. Mr.

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Gordon moved an instruction to the Committee on the Scotch Education Bill, directing them to embody in it provisions con- tinuing "the law and practice" of existing Scotch...

Lord Dufferin on Tuesday moved the second reading of a

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Bill for repealing the Party Processions' Act, an imbecile statute authorizing Government to treat party processions in Ireland as criminal offences. As the Government deals...

The Attorney-General (Sir J. D. Coleridge) expressed on Mon- day

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night a rather surprising opinion, that, according to his own reading of the various Acts imposing and repealing Disabilities, there is nothing to prevent either a Roman...

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The Duke of Wellington's prize for the best essay on

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Tactics has fallen to Lieutenant F. Maurice (son of the late Professor Maurice), Royal Artillery. His work is described by Colonel Hamley—a first-class authority—as an essay...

London has been interested this week in the trial of

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a Glouces- tershire solicitor named Edmunds for killing his wife by a blow with a brush five years ago. Ann Brad.!, a servant-girl, swore that she heard a quarrel between Mr....

The New York Times describes what, if it really exists,

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implies something like a real difference of species between the American women and our own. It says that there are places for lending out gala clothes, and that an American lady...

The Bishops, having first abdicated their proper lead in relation

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to the question of the modification or discontinuance of the use of the Athanasian Creed in the ordinary services of the Church, on being informed of the opinion of the Lower...

In 1842, it was believed that a military harbour at

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Alderney was essential to the perfect defence of the Channel. Accordingly a million-and-a-half was spent in beginning one, especially in making a vast stone breakwater. A year...

English law is usually held to be deficient in elasticity,

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but it sometimes meets peculiar cases in a very remarkable way. George Hurry. for instance, was technically guilty of manslaughter. He refused to call in a doctor to his child...

The power vested in four Cambridge professors, to appoint to

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the Cambridge chair of Casuistry, Moral Theology, and Moral Philo- sophy, vacated by the death of Mr. Maurice, has been exercised by the election of the Rev. Thomas Rawson...

Consols were on Friday 92f to 921

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HORACE GREELEY FOR PRESIDENT. T HE nomination of Mr. Greeley by the Cincinnati Conven- tion is a surprise, but we are by no means certain that he is a bad candidate for the...

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with America from which it was bound to disentangle us

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And then, of course, follows the tragedy for the Govern- if possible, and honourably sensitive to its own repute, is ment. In Foreign Affairs no one can say that the tolerably...

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11 MORE bizarre decision than that taken by the House of Commons on Monday night in relation to Scotch Edu- cation it is scarcely possible to imagine. In a political sense...

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MHE immense importance attached in France to the speech of M. d'Audriffet Pasquier on the Imperial Army con- tracts is not at first sight very intelligible to Englishmen. The...

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M R. HENLEY'S speech on Wednesday on the Permissive Bill is one of the ablest ever delivered for or against restrictions on the Liquor trade, and will, we imagine, exercise a...

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T HE Report which the Endowed Schools' Commission have just presented to the Privy Council is, as we have already said, not an exhilarating document. It was hardly, we suppose,...

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IF Mr. Darwin's works have established anything, they have established that one of the great active principles of the universe is, so to say, the principle of tentative...

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S O very little is yet known in England about the diamond diggings of the Cape, that some of our readers may be interested in a few hints on the subject, which we have collected...

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ASSISTANT-MASTERS AND THE RUGBY PRECEDENT. [TO THE EDITOR, OF THE "Srscraroa.'] SIR,—Every one connected with our public schools is now watching with painful interest the...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPEOTATOE.1 Sin,—Must we really believe, with the Bishop of Natal, that "the great system of Levitical law "—whose literature is so redolent of the air...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THR "SPECTITOR."] Zia,—Having had a little spare time last week, I was listening with some interest to the laborious endeavours of learned and able divines in...

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APRIL, 1872. Wno has not known some Author, Artist, Saint, Whose image he has worshipped from afar, But, drawing near, has felt the light grow faint, Found meteoric stone for...


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THE WORLD AND THE CHURCH.* Tins volume forms an attempt, at once conciliatory and courageous in tone, to produce, on the side of modern thought opposed to Christianity that...


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UNSEEN. AT the spring of an arch in the great north tower, High up on the wall, is an angel's head, And beneath it is carven a lily flower, With delicate wings at the side...

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AN AMERICAN MINOR POET.* THERE are a few English and

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many American readers who will recognise in this pleasant volume old acquaintances taken from a larger and in some respects more characteristic collection of poems which...

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WE have in this volume a very thoughtful, almost exhaustive, treatment of a subject too often handled by mere dilettante writer*, who dismiss as unworthy of notice the problems...

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THE LIFE AND REIGN OF EDWARD 1.." 1 THE volume entitled

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The Greatest of the Plantagenets, which was published anonymously some years ago, attracted considerable attention at the time of its appearance, and has been referred to very...

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WHEN we spoke a week or two ago, in noticing the Swiss novel Soul and Money, of the advantage to English readers of good translations of foreign fiction, we assumed a...

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THE widening of historical bounds and the removal of historical landmarks, the merging of individual in national action, have so altered the conditions of the world that it is...

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on the questions at issue between Mr. Mill and the intuitive school. Indeed, the number would be below the average in interest, but for a very lively and humorous article on Mr....

Essays by a Birmingham Manufacturer. By William Lucas Sargent. Vol.

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III. (Williams and Norgate.)—Mr. Sargent always has something interesting to say. In his present volume the principal essay is on "The New Academy." "Our aim," he says in the...

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Sampson Low and Co.)—This is certainly one of the most

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sensible books on the subject that we have ever seen ; and, at the same time, it is not a little amusing. Dr. Beard's remarks on the increase of consumption and nervous diseases...

The Judge's Sons. By Mrs. E. D. Kendall. (Tegg.)—This is

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a good little story, written with much liveliness and sound sense, which would have been better, in our judgment, if the " total- abstinence " moral which is insinuated had...

The Fuel of the Sun. By W. Mattien Williams. (Simpkin

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and Marshall.)—We do not know that any one has been seriously discom- posed by the theory, not uncommon among astronomers, that the solar beat and light have diminished in time...