13 APRIL 1878

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Lord Granville did not oppose the address, but vindicated Lord

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Derby from the imputation of being a lunatic, as Lord Beaconsfield had suggested, and Lord Beaconsfield himself from the imputation of having only a few days previously paid...

The debate in the Commons was commenced by Sir Stafford

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Northcote, in a speech which we have described elsewhere, and which was in the main pacific, though it contained one curious reference to the necessity of protecting our...

61 .• The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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Lord Beaconsfield moved on Monday, in the House of Lords,

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an address to the Queen, thanking her for the Message in which she announced the necessity for calling out the Reserves. After a somewhat tedious recital of the proceedings...


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T HE week has been outwardly more peaceful than the last, but nothing is settled. The effect of the debate in both Houses, which begun on Monday, was, on the whole, pacificatory...

Lord Carnarvon, criticising the clumsiness of the diplomacy of Russia,

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still insisted that there was no pretence for war, and that if we went to war,—which he never desired to prevent merely by weakening English resources, — we should not really...

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The resistance offered to the additional tobacco-duty yester- day week

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and again on Thursday was not very serious. Yester- day week only 17 votes were given against it, while 100 were given in its favour ; and on Thursday the vote was not...

We fear we must not make too much of the

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great meeting held at the Memorial Hall, Farringdon Street, on Wednesday. It was attended by upwards of 400 delegates, most of them from separate towns or from very large...

Out of fifteen seats in the French Chamber of Deputies

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filled up last Sunday by fresh elections, the Republicans have already gained fourteen, and are morally certain of the fifteenth, the two highest candidates being both...

Sir U. Kay-Shuttleworth on Friday week raised a somewhat important

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debate on the Municipal Government of London. In a very good and not too lengthy speech, he moved that the pre- sent system was unsatisfactory, and asked for a central and...

The debate in the Commons on Tuesday was very much

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quieted by the distribution, in a third edition of the Times, of a Memorandum appended by Prince Gortschakoff to his answer to Lord Salisbury, published in St. Petersburg and...

There were, of course, during the debate of two days

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many minor speeches, all indifferently reported, and none of them very interesting. Sir Wilfrid Lawson, in defiance of his leaders, moved an amendment regretting that Government...

The Privy Council have issued stringent orders that in future

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the minority of the Judges on the Judicial Committee shall *mem strict silence as to their judgments, so that only the judgment of the majority shall go forth ; and they ground...

The only important speech of the second night's debate was

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Lord Hartington's. The official leader of the Liberals declined to propose or vote for any amendment, but animadverted on the refusal of the Government to say straight out...

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One of the most devoted and one of the most

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manly of our English Bishops is gone from amongst us. The Bishop of Lich- field,—better known as the Bishop of New Zealand,—the athletic Bishop who could swim, and build, and...

The confidence of Englishmen in the class of medical men

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who pass opinions on the sanity of their fellow-citizens, will hardly be increased by the opinions (published in Tuesday's Times) of the doctors who were asked to examine the...

"Madame Rachel" has again given the town a scandal to

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talk about. Mrs. Pearse, a daughter of Mario, the singer, and wife of Mr. Godfrey Pearse, of 40 Ebury Street, a lady of twenty- three, fancied some " wash " would do her...

Consols were on Friday 941 to 95.

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In an interesting lecture delivered last week at the London

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Institution, on the history of the domestication of animals, Pro- fessor Rolleston gave it as his opinion that mammals were domesticated long before birds ; and that of the...

Cardinal Manning, on returning to London on Wednesday evening, after

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his five months' absence, was met at Charing Cross by a number of Roman Catholic noblemen and gentlemen, with an address of welcome. The Cardinal replied by some reference to...

The Common Council of the City elected the Common Serjeant

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on Thursday, and seems to have taken a good deal of pains to make the worst choice it could. After two preliminary winnowings, there remained before the Council as candidates...

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PRINCE GORTSCHASOFFS MEMORANDUM. T HERE is, of course, no security for peace while Lord Beaconsfield reigns. He wants either war, or a visible humiliation of Russia ; or, as...

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T HE two Debates of this week on the Eastern policy of the Government, present many features of unspeak- able importance, some of which have not yet been adequately recognised...

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LORD DERBY'S DEFENCE. T HE debate of Monday in the Lords

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will do much to improve the position of Lord Derby with the public. We do not mean that portion of the public which is wild for war, which cares nothing for statesmen unless...

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very vigorous and a not altogether unjust charge against the Public Opinion of this country. "If it were true in any respect," he said, "that English influence in the East was...

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W E acknowledged last week, not without pleasure, one of the good points of Lord Beaconsfield's Administration. He has always taken trouble to find out, and encourage, and...

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BANKRUPTCY LEGISLATION. T WO Bankruptcy Bills are now before Parliament. Indeed,

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Parliament would not be itself, if it had not one or two such measures in incubation. Nothing usually comes of them. They always prove addled. They are to the Bills upon which...

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with the sieges of Urumtsi and Mantis in the autumn of 1876, and which. was brought to a close with the fall of Kashgar in December last, is beyond doubt the most remarkable...

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T HE Report of the Select Committee of the House of Commons on the Law of Lunacy is a painstaking and useful document, but it cannot be called a satisfactory one. It does not...

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I T the "Women's-rights women," as they are called, knew their business a little better, they could, we suspect, make a very serious argument out of this case" of "Schwabe v....

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W ALKING through the Seven Dials, you may see in the little news-shops a placard announcing "The Latest War-songs," and obtain for a penny seven closely-printed pages of songs,...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR.") SIR,—It is pleasant to observe the rapid progress which the Con- servative party is making in its "education." Sympathy with subject peoples...


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THE RATIONALE OF DECLARATIONS. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sna,—What are the circumstances which justify a call for a "Declaration "? Such a question has probably been...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.') SIR,—Though a Worcestershire incumbent, I am well acquainted with the remote part of Ireland to which the late murders have given a...


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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") SIR,—I understand that a Congress of representatives of Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will be held in Paris this...

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BISHOP TH1RLWALL'S REMAINS.—VOL. III.* WHILE quite agreeing with all that has been said in praise of the first two volumes of the Literary and Theological Remains of Connop...


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[To THE EDITOR OF TUB "SPECTATOR.") Sin,—Would you allow me, as a cat-fancier of nearly thirty years' standing, to corroborate, by a personal experience, Mr. Balfour's...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") SIR,—In his letter printed by you on the 6th, the Rev. F. W. Harper says that Logic, the Liberationists, and Sir Wilfrid Lawson declare that...

[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") SIR, — Mr. Murphy ought to

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know the law in his own country better than I, but I think he is wrong in saying that "a few years before Disestabliahment, an Act gave to Nonconformists in Ireland all that the...


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(To THE EDITOR OF THE ..sescrszoa."1 is no doubt unfair, as a general principle, that extra burdens should be borne four-fifths by the classes liable to Income-tax, and only...

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we met on breaking-up occasions, or at a crisis of their school- girl existence. When, therefore, the author of Dorothy takes us to Ivy House, Putney, an "establishment for...

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LADY BARKER'S book is rather lively than instructive. She has a happy facility of being able to produce a chatty, readable book out of very slender materials ; but she certainly...

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OF the historical sites round which are centred mankind's sacred memories, the one which must be placed first, Jerusalem, is un- fortunately that which has been most irrevocably...

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THERE are few periods of English history that combine for us equal interest and instruction with the era of the Puritan Revolution. The great current of political and religious...

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out the different provinces in which the human mind has

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exerted itself in recent years, and to take from each an illustrious example of patient and successful toil. There is one character common to all,— all were distinctly religious...


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The British Quarterly Review, April. (Hodder and Stoughton.)-- Nothing is this number pleases us more than a very vigorous reply by Miss Martin to Mr. Frederic Harrison's...

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Young Musgrave. By Mrs. Oliphant. (Macmillan and Co.)—Pity that a

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thoroughly successful writer should be stirred by the natural but rather childish ambition to show that his or her power is not limited by ono style, or one tone of feeling, or...

Lectures on Mediaeval Church History. By Richard Chenevix Trench, D.D.,

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Archbishop of Dublin. (Macmillan and Co.)—These lectures were originally delivered to a class of girls at Queen's College, and are now printed at the request of the author's...

The Living Wesley. By J. H. Rigg, D.D. (Wesleyan Conference

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Office.)—In writing this interesting little book, it has been the aim of Dr. Rigg to correct certain impressions about John Wesley which may have been made by recent works...

Glimpses of God through His Word: a Handbook to the

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Theology of the Bible. (William Poole.)—This is one of the many bcoks which, professing to explain and magnify tho popular theology, might prove keen weapons in the hands of its...

Love Lost, but Honour Won. By Theodore Russell Monro. 3

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vols. (Samuel Tinsley.)—There is some power in this story,—the nemesis which waits on wrong-doing follows and overtakes a prosperous man, one whose stern will and haughty temper...

Happy with Either. By " A. L. 0. S." 2 vols.

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(Remington.)—'*e have found this a well-told and interesting story. Andrew Macdonald, a man of low birth, who has raised himself in life, takes occasion, from being factor for...

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We have to notice the third volume of The Works

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of Robert Burns. (William Paterson, Edinburgh.)—This volume concludes the "Poetry." It contains some few pieces which are either wholly or partially new to the public, but...