12 APRIL 1879

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It should not be forgotten that the Khedive is very

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powerful in Constantinople. He is the only vassal remaining who actually sends troops when his Sovereign is in difficulty ; he can provide a large gum occasionally, when the...

Garibaldi has left Caprera on a visit to Rome, and

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has been received there as only Garibaldi is received, the vast crowd. hushing itself, as the whisper went round that he was ill. His arrival has excited a degree of...

NEWS OF THE WEEK • T HE Government is under anew

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embarrassment. The Khedive of Egypt has struck his stroke, and terminated the Anglo- French Protectorate. Moved, it is believed, by dislike to Mr. Wil- son's forthcoming budget,...

The British Army just now has a disaster a week.

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Last week, a troop in a crack regiment of cavalry was drowned in Afghanistan, and this week some sixty men of the 80th have been slaughtered in the Transvaal. The accounts are...

The Pall Mall Gazette of Thursday cynically acknowledges that the

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pretence of caring for Egypt on philanthropic or Im- perial grounds is mere pretence. It says, in Egypt, "The finan- cial situation is the whole situation. What else is there in...

Mr. Richard on Monday asked Sir M. Hicks-Beach whether Cetewayo

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had declared to the Government of Natal that he had never desired the war, that he had conceded all Sir B. Frere's original demands, and. that he was ready to make peace? The...

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

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The last hope of the unfortunate Trustees who happen to

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hold shares in the City of Glasgow Bank among their trust property has disappeared. On Monday, the Law Lords—seven being present—decided unanimously that although, as Lord...

The arrangement for the mixed occupation of East Roumelia hangs

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fire. The Turkish Government, though willing to yield, wishes to be paid for yielding, and there is nobody to pay it; while Germany, France, and Italy decline to send troops to...

The prisoners in custody on suspicion of being concerned in

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the murder of Mrs. Thomas at Richmond on the 2nd March were brought up before the Richmond magistrates on Wednesday, when a good deal of evidence was taken,. resulting, of...

Prince Bismarck's new tariff has been elaborated by the Tariff

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Commission, has passed the Federal Council, and will, it is believed, be accepted, after a short struggle, by the German Parliament. It is excessively detailed and elaborate,...

The world has taken a profound interest during the last

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week in the action for libel brought by a lady's-maid, Jane Jones, against the Duchess of Westminster,for writing, in answer to an application concerning her character, that...

The London School Board have made a reply to the

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attack of the Education Department on their premature contracts,. which appears to place the Department rather than the School Board in the wrong. In brief, this answer is that...

A very odd statement came from Bombay through Reuter on

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Thursday. It is affirmed, on the authority of a messenger from Cabal, a native of course, that Yakoob Khan has broken off all negotiations, because the British demanded the...

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It is stated that a successful burglar, who escaped with-

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out detection, has, after four years' use of his spoil, made restitution of it to the person robbed,—Mr. Gibbons, an extensive agriculturist and corn-dealer, near Alton,— -with...

Dr. Newman received yesterday week an address of congratu- lation,

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on his elevation to the Cardinalate, from the Irish Catho- lic Members of Parliament, and replied to their address in that inimitable style of perfectly unstudied simplicity and...

It has been proposed in Bristol to erect an appropriate

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memorial to the late Miss Catherine Winkworth, the translator of the " Theologia Germanica," the " Lyra Germanica," and the constant friend of the higher education of women, by...

A great effort is being made so to organise the

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profession of Teaching that competent teachers, like competent medical men, shall in future be distinguishable by a diploma. A Bill introduced by Dr. Lyon Playfair, Sir John...

Mr. Justin M'Carthy, the author of the successful book which

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we recently reviewed, called "A History of Our Own Times," has been returned without a contest for the county of Longford, in the place of Mr. Myles O'Reilly, who has accepted...

A curious account was published early in the week of

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the election of the new Bishop of Toronto,—the result of the con- test between High Church and Low Church being that a very moderate Low Churchman, Archdeacon Sweatman, was at...

Or, at least, the only way of doing so successfully

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is for the Archbishops and Bishops themselves to be penetrated with sympathy for the people. If we may trust the rumour that the parishioners of Rivington, in the diocese of...

Consols were on Thursday 98 to 98k, and the Dank

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dropped its rate to 2 per cent.

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THE EGYPTIAN MUDDLE. I T is a very odd destiny for a strong man always to be kicked by the little boys, and never to be able to punish them at once, but that seems to be the...

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T HE Report of the Committee appointed to inquire whether or not Sir Bryan O'Loghlen vacated his seat for Clare by accepting office under the Government of Victoria, may not be...

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1H] PROSPECT DT SOUTH AFRICA. T HE deepest anxiety is now

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felt in London as to the next news from Natal. According to Messrs. Donald Currie and Co., who have charge of the arrangements for the transmission of intelligence, their...

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TN the new French Education Bill,—especially as it has now been altered by the Committee,—we have exactly what we have most feared from the Republicans, the outbreak of intoler-...

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in the coffin of Unlimited Liability. That is, we believe, the first, perhaps the only, result of the great judgment delivered by the House of Lords on Friday week, in the case...

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THE SPEAKER AND HIS TENANTS. T HE Memorandum which the Speaker

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has addressed to his tenants is interesting, on more grounds than one. In the first place, it gives us the opinion of an able man and a good landlord on the present agricultural...

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W HETHER the "intelligent foreigner" who has his eye on all the organic phenomena of the British national life is likely to take too much or too little note of the University...

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T HERE is something, to our minds, curiously picturesque and separate in the career of Sir Anthony Panizzi, whose death, at eighty-one years of age, is recorded this week....

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T HERE was very little to see in the Boat Race last Saturday, but the number of those who went to see it was as large as ever. Cambridge won from end to end in the hollowest...

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'THE DIFFERENCE IN AIM OF ENGLISH AND FRENCH ART. (TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR.1 Sta,—My paper in the Nineteenth. Century seems to have had a peculiarly irritating effect...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:1 observe with much regret that the Spectator treats as "an astounding fact" the suggestion of Sir Bartle Frere, that British authority and...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sia,—In the letter, signed "J'. G.," in your issue of April 5th„ on the policy of the Government with regard to County Boards, there seems...

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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR:] Sra,—May I correct a misprint, or error of some sort, in my letter on this subject ? I did not write, "Look, again, at the action of the...


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THE SPECTATOR." Sur,—You have done well to call attention to the cowardly recklessness of a G'o'vernment that will leave any amount of Debt to posterity, rather than face the...


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LORD CARNARVON'S "AGAMEMNON."* • A g amemson. Translated from &saying. By the Earl of Carnarvon London: John Murray. LORD CARNARTON has more than succeeded in his effort to...

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SCIENCE AND FAITH.* THERE are not many unbiassed and capable

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persons among us who would deny that the increased knowledge of the natural world, which is the most marked characteristic of our day, has- been accompanied, in almost direct...

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Clarke wrote the powerful and painful story which, under the title of His Natural Life, gave us a picture of the old times of "transportation," never to be forgotten, and whose...

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IN this unpretending little volume, we have what it is rarely the good-fortune of the reviewer to find,—a subject both in- teresting and important, discussed by a writer of the...

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Ma. HAMILTON'S subject is not a new one, for a volume called The Lives of the Poets-Laureate was published about a quarter of a century ago. He has, however, bestowed some...

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ALTHOUGH, as we shall presently see, the publication of these two volumes is, at the present moment, of the highest political importance, the author personally deserves the...

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with the Mosaic record of the origin of things has been generally a failure. It does not necessarily follow, as some have gone so far as to assert, that the two are really at...

The Revolt of the Women. A Free Translation of the

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Lysistrata of Aristophanes. By Benjamin Bickley Rogers, M.A. (Bell and Sono.) —We regret that Mr. Rogers is compelled to relinquish his scheme- of publishing the complete...

Life in Faith. Sermons at Cheltenham and Rugby. By T.

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W. Jex-Blake, D.D. (Murray.)—We are ashamed to see the date 1876 on the title-page of this volume. Let us repair, as far as may be, our neglect, by saying that it contains some...

The Black Squire ; or, a Lady's Four Wishes. By

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Davus. 3 vols. (Samuel Tinsley.)—It is possible we may be explaining obscurum per obscurius, when we say that a "black squire" is the same as a " squar- son." Let it be...

Tennysoniana. Second Edition, revised and enlarged. (Pickering.) —This is, it

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is needless to say, an interesting book. It is not quite so much a matter of coarse that it is written with good-taste. It is con- ceivable that a poet should wish that all...

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Letters from Egypt to Plain Folks at Home. By M.

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L. Whately. (Seeley, Jackson, and Halliday.)—This is a small book, written by one of the daughters of the late Archbishop of Dublin, who has now for fifteen years carried on her...

Sea Songs. By W. C. Bennett. (Chapman and Hall.)—We wish

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that Mr. Bennett would realise a little more vividly that it is a very difficult matter to write a good song. A song should be like a jewel, a great treasure in a small space,...

Life of the Right Hon. William E. Gladstone, M.P. By

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a London Journalist. (Houghton.)—We cannot say that we like these bio- graphies of living statesmen. Nor can we perceive any special fitness in the "London Journalist" for a...

Gleanings of Past Years. By the Right Hon. W. E.

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Gladstone, M.P. 2 vols. (Murray.)—These volumes take us over topics which are discussed elsewhere than in these columns, and we therefore briefly note their contents. In the...