12 OCTOBER 1872

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If the statement made so circumstantially by the Times' corre-

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spondent in Paris be true, that M. Timaschef, the Russian Minister of the Interior, privately qualified the congratulations he had formerly addressed to M. Thiers, and warned...

We have analysed carefully elsewhere most of Lord Derby's dispassionate

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objections to the various plans for improving the position of the agricultural labourer, and for amending the evils resulting from the Game Laws, in his inaugural address to the...

The Church Congress at Leeds, which met on Tuesday, has,

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as usual, been "a success," but one of which the successful element is not very visible to the mere readers of the daily papers' reports. The Archbishop of Armagh appears to...

The Pennsylvanian, Ohio, and Indiana State elections have yielded a

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result which pretty nearly secures General Grant in his second term of office. We have explained the figures carefully elsewhere, but may say here that the result in Indiana, as...

The first Cabinet of the season was held on Thursday,

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and was chiefly occupied, it is understood, with the subject of the French Commercial Treaty. On this no doubt there will be very strong differences in the Cabinet. Every one...


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J GAMBETTA has been the week's subject in France. The it is Permanent Commission has discussed and censured M. Gam- loetta. The Russian Minister of the Interior has privately...

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

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The Archbishop of Canterbury has adopted the very sensible course

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of subdividing his Charge into short addresses, each on a- single subject. We noticed one of these, touching on the degreein which even Dissenting-sects are compelled to refer...

Mr. Denman, Q.C., and M.P. for Tiverton, has, it is

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stated, accepted the puisne judgeship vacant by the death of Mr. Justice Willes. His elevation to the Bench has been long expected. He is not an orator, but a sound lawyer, a...

Lord George Cavendish has come out as a wag, not

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very success- fully. At the Bakewell Farmers' Club last week he first mis- quoted Charles Lamb, making indeed quite a hash of him,—and then made a horsey sort of apologue of the...

Mr. Jacob Bright has- found a new argument- against the -

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Established Church, which be explained to his Manchester con- stituents in the Free Trade Hall on Tuesday. night. It is- that' the Established Church is a Parliamentary Church,...

Mr. Bentinck, M.P. for West Norfolk, has gone in definitively

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for a fairer representation of the agricultural districts in the House of Commons,—not for more voters, but for more members. We must say this is a stroke of rather barefaced...

The Baptists have had their annual meeting, and have reported

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on their own progress,—which seems considerable, as they say that they now number 180,000 souls. They have, of course, put their spoke in the wheel of the Elementary Education...

Bishop Gray, the Bishop of Cape Town, is dead, at

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the age- of sixty-three. His death seems to have caused universal> mourning at the Cape, where he is spoken of as a man of alto- gether heroic mould. We have no doubt that very,...

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Field-Marshal Sir George Pollock, G.C.B., Constable of the - Tower, and

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the resolute leader who forced the Khyber Pass in the Affglian war of 1842, and liberated Sir Robert Sale and his garrison, -died suddenly at Weimer last Sunday morning, aged...

The Daily Telegraph, or one of its correspondents, has had

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a vision quite as extraordinary as that of Bernardette Soubirous. He has seen "spirit-faces," and describes the facts quite seriously in Thursday's paper. Of course, he puts in...

Dr. Magee, the Bishop of Peterborough, in an annual confer-

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ence of lay and clerical representatives of his diocese held last -week at Northampton, made an attack on the Bill for permit- ting occasional lay sermons to be delivered in...

A frightful accusation is brought against a woman now lodged

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in Durham Gaol, commonly called Mary Anne Cotton, of having poisoned some twenty persons ;—the children of four families (two of them her own, and two families of step-children...

The proprietor of our contemporary The Tablet is to be

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the Roman Catholic Bishop of Salford, so that we are to have a "Mitred contemporary," as we prematurely imagined a year or two ago, after all. Dr. Vaughan, like all men, Roman...

An enormous French pilgrimage to Lourdes,— a little town on

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the French aide of the Pyrenees where a child, called Bernardette Sonbirous, is supposed to have had a vision of the Virgin Mary in 1858,—took place at the end of last week ;...

Mr. Seward, regarded for a long time as the greatest

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of all the members of the Free-soil party, and even after he had missed the Presidency often regarded as the good genius of Mr. Lincoln's Administration, died at Auburn on...

The Bank of England advanced their rate of interest on

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Thurs- day. from 5 to 6 per cent. at one bound. The Funds closed at from 92f to 92k.

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L ORD DERBY never speaks without good sense dropping from his mouth as thick as the pearls and diamond% from that of the princess in the fairy tale, but then his good sense is...


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THE ISSUES OF M. GAMBETTA'S CAMPAIGN. W E pointed out last week how unfortunate had been M. Gambetta's policy in giving so sectarian a tone of Radicalism, so revolutionary a...

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P RINCE BISMARCK has set all Europe astir by appointing Herr von Keiidell, his right-hand man, German Ambas- sador at Constantinople. What does it mean? is the question bandied...

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for the Presidency of the United States has been practically decided by the State Elec- tions in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana. As we have for some weeks anticipated, the...

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I T is refreshing at a Church Congress to get anything so distinct, strong, and sound in its meaning as Lord Salisbury's speech on the Church's comprehensiveness. He maintains...


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would not speak with disrespect of so benevolent a statesman as Lord Shaftesbury, but really it is difficult to treat seriously his letter in Thursday's Times, with its over-...

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the old - Heathenism, the new Platonism, and Christianity,—or in any of , the

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Italian -republics at _the time Of the revival of learning, there -was a more striking and in -its way a more instructive phenomenon than that which almost every number of 'the...

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M R. WILLS'S "historical play" Charles 1. is neither historical, nor strictly speaking a play, in the sense of a connected series of events presented in the dramatic form. It is...

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MR. STANSFELD AND SANITARY REFORM. (TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") Sra,—These are bard times for Liberals who happen to take a personal interest in scientific, and...

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SIR, —In your paper of last Saturday is a letter signed, "A Radical, Squire," in which reference is made to an objection to the proposal to abolish entails, on the ground that...


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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") SIR,—I agree with "A Radical Squire," in your last number, that the question of cottage-building is much clearer if we distinguish its...

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Bra,—Whence does "A Radical Squire" gather the notion that rune through his letter that - the sixth proposition which I advanced for the establishment of free trade-in land...


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(To THE EDITOR OF THE "spseraroa.1 Sta,—I shall feel much obliged by your permitting me to say a few words on the "Irish University question." I quite think with you, that...

"[*** Mr. F. G. Heath requests us to notice that

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"farmer" was by an error of the press substituted for " former " in his letter of last week on the above subject,—the reference being not to the farmer, but to the clergy. We...

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[To THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR.") SIR,—Mr. Bennett is undoubtedly right in explaining that the of the root bara in the Old Testament is clearly not that of creating out of...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] your candid article upon the policy of the School Board, you convict us of "failing to utilise the denominational schools as fully as they...


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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sin,—It is an old thing with county newspapers in the Tory and Clerical interest to argue that Dissenters ought to agree to an...


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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") you permit a Catholic priest to recall your readers' attention to a passage in the review of the "Life of St. Jane Frances," which appeared...

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A MODERN SCOTTISH RABBI.* IN the matriculation-books of the Marischal College and Uni- versity of Aberdeen there occurs the following entry, under the year 1810-11 :—" Joannes...

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BESSIE.* ONE always opens a novel by Miss Kavanagh with

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an anticipation of pleasure, which has its negative as well as its positive side. There are some good things which one thinks it probable one may find in such a novel, there are...

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WE doubt the wisdom of republishing these letters in one colleo- tion. Letters, whether private or published, however valuable at the moment when they are written, are, and are...

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THE tendency which leads to the production of " Pastiches " and "Suppositions d'Auteur," though a natural, is apt to become a dangerous one. Every youthful admirer smitten by a...

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UNTIL we met with the Story of England, we confess we were-un- aware of the extremes to which Irish nationalism, grown morbid under contumely and infuriated by restraint, can...

MISS COBBE'S ESSAYS:* - SEVERAL of Miss Cobbe's essays—which, it

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may be said in pass- ing; take the breathless critic over a very wide and rarefied region of theology and metaphysics—have been noticed from time to time in the Spectator. For...

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Chester As It Was. By the Rev. J. S. Howson, D.D., Dean of Chester, and Alfred Rimmer, Esq. (Longman.)—This is a very interesting book, which any one who has seen Chester would...