13 JULY 1878

Page 1

The theologians have discovered a prophecy of what has hap-

The Spectator

pened at Berlin in the eighth chapter of Zechariah, and the last verse :—" In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations,...

The drift of France towards Republicanism appears to be steady

The Spectator

and consistent. Twenty more elections for seats invali- dated by the Chamber were held on Sunday, and the Republi- cans carried fourteen, all previously held by Monarchists. At...


The Spectator

T HE secret was revealed on Monday, and is a big one. On that day the Government announced in both Houses that on the 4th June they had signed a Treaty with the Sultan by which...

4 . 111 The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

The Spectator


The Greek question has been settled by the betrayal of

The Spectator

the Greeks. Lord Beaconsfield steadily resisted their claims, and M. Waddington and Count Corti, who fought for them, were only able to induce Congress to advise the Porte to...

The " magnificent resistance" of Lord Beaconsfield to the cession

The Spectator

of Batoum turns out to be histrionic merely. Ile had the Secret Treaty in his pocket, and accordingly Batoum was given up ; the Lazes, whom Dr. H. Saudwith proves to be merely a...

Sir Garnet Wolseley has been appointed Governor of Cyprus, on

The Spectator

a salary of £5,000 a year, and the island, Sir Stafford Northcote stated on Thursday, will have a garrison of 10,000 men, 7,000 of them natives of India. As these troops will be...

In the despatch in which Lord Salisbury, on May 30th,

The Spectator

in- structed Sir H. Layard to make this arrangement., and which is submitted to Parliament in explanation, it is expressly stated that the Government of this country fears that...

Page 2

The House of Commons is certainly in one sense a

The Spectator

truly practical Assembly, though hardly perhaps in the best sense. It can always appreciate the value of what is near and close to it, whatever and however dazzling or alarming...

Lord Granville was as usual the most lively of the

The Spectator

speakers. He dwelt with much entertaining illustration on the determination avowed by the College to prepare women for the degrees now opened to them by the University, but...

The election for the Flint Boroughs terminated yesterday week in

The Spectator

the election of a Liberal, Mr. Roberts, by a considerable majority. He gained 1,636 votes, against 1,511 given to the Conservative, Mr. Pennant, and his majority, therefore, was...

Yesterday week Mr. Edward Jenkins moved in the House of

The Spectator

Commons a series of resolutions against Ritualism, ask- ing for a Royal Commission to inquire into its excesses, into the character of the party in the Church opposed to the...

The Criminal Code, although so well received, is not to

The Spectator

pass this year. The majority in the Commons might have been induced to pass it without discussion, and so give the country some compensation for the enormous expenditure they...

On Tuesday, University College, London, celebrated its first jubilee, the

The Spectator

fiftieth anniversary of its birth, in a public festival, at which Lord Granville, as Chancellor of the whole University, laid the first stone of a new extension of the...

The second reading of the Bill providing for additional Bishop-

The Spectator

rics, which came down from the House of Lords, was moved on Monday in the Commons by Mr. Cross, and carried after a short debate by a majority of 128 (188 to 60). Mr. Dillwyn...

Page 3

It is satisfactory and worthy of note that the House

The Spectator

of Peers do not seem inclined to let the Vivisection Act remain a dead- letter. When Earl Delawarr moved on Thursday week for the names of the hospitals or other places...

Emil Hodel, the journeyman tinsmith who attempted to shoot the

The Spectator

German Emperor on May 11th, was tried on the 10th inst., convicted, and sentenced to death. It was clearly shown during the proceedings that Hide!, a man who from childhood had...

The decision of the case against Mr. J. R. Herbert

The Spectator

for declining to let a picture which was signed with his name, but was a forgery, leave his possession without the name being struck out, exposes a monstrous defect in the law....

The Select Committee of the House of Commons on the

The Spectator

business rules has made its Report, the main suggestions of which are two,—first, that the Speaker may propose that an Obstructive whom he has found it necessary to 44 name "...

On Wednesday, Mr. T. B. Potter moved the second read-

The Spectator

ing of his Bill to make the law of intestacy for real pro- perty the same as that for personal property, and was defeated only by a majority of 36 (193 to 157). The opposition...

Consols were on Friday 96t to 96.

The Spectator

The will of Mr. Jacob Yallowley Powell, merchant, of Limo

The Spectator

Street, who died on May 12th, leaving personal property to the amount of /160,000, is worth notice. lle leaves £5,000 to the Libera- tion Society, a number of large legacies to...

Montreal was expected to be in disorder on the 11th.

The Spectator

The Orangemen were determined to hold a procession through the city on that day, and up to Thursday night, though forbidden by the Mayor, had not given way. The Mayor adhered to...

Page 4


The Spectator

THE ANGLO-TURKISH TREATY. W E cannot believe that the English people yet understand the magnitude of the responsibility which her Majesty's Government, by the Secret Treaty of...

Page 5


The Spectator

L ORD BEACONSFIFLD will doubtless, on his arrival, enlighten the country by showy speeches, clever epigrams, and perhaps some magniloquent prose poetry, as to the meaning of his...

Page 6


The Spectator

T HE telegram of the 7th inst. from Calcutta published in the Times on Monday should greatly interest all poli- ticians who study Indian affairs. The Government of India has at...

Page 7

OUR PERSONAL GOVERNMENT. T HMIE is a story going about, founded,

The Spectator

we believe, on good authority, that when some one quoted " Tancred," two or three months ago, in Lord Beaconsfield's presence, the Prime Minister remarked, " Ah ! I perceive you...

Page 8

SMATI, LANDOWNERS IN IRELAND. T HE Report of the Committee on

The Spectator

the Irish Land Act, 1870, which has just been presented to Parliament, is well worthy of consideration, and will, it is to be hoped, lead to early legislation. The Committee was...


The Spectator

TR. GLADSTONE'S speech on Thursday, on the unworthy and spendthrift system by which so many of our Chari- ties are now administered,—the system of giving the Charity's...

Page 10


The Spectator

W E discussed last week at some length, a propos of a paper by Mr. Romanes, the curious difference between the view which the old and the young take of the flight of time, and...

Page 11


The Spectator

A REVIEWER, himself a naturalist, discusses at some length in another column to what the vast popularity of White's "Natural History of Selborne" is due, and arrives, we...

Page 12

PARIS LN JUNE, 1878.—No.

The Spectator

S HORTLY before the opening of the Exhibition in 1867, France had lost her two great historical painters, Ingres and Eugene Delacroix. The years that have intervened between...

Page 14


The Spectator

THE INTERNATIONALISTS AND THE GOVERNMENT. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. ") SIR, —By the time that these lines are in print, Lord Beacons- field will be preparing to return...

Page 15


The Spectator

[TO TIES EDITOR OF THE EPEOTATOR.1 SIRS Will you kindly allow me to make known through you a very simple plan for giving innocent and invigorating pleasure to children growing...


The Spectator

[TO THE EDITOR Or THE "SPECTATOR:1 send you, for your amusement, the following extract from 16 Histoire de Venise," par F. Valentin (Tours, 1852). The date spoken of was 1489,...

Page 16


The Spectator

[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] An English Liberal " introduces into his last letter the name of Mr. Knight. It is done deftly, and is, no doubt, intended to suggest a very...


The Spectator

[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIR,—In a letter with the above heading, in last week's Spectator, Mr. Malcolm MacColl calls upon me to justify my statement in the Pall...


The Spectator

[TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR.1 SIR,—Will you allow me a very few lines for a reply to " J. C.'s " second letter ? As to my assertion that the Thirlmere Bill did not pass on...

Page 17


The Spectator

[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.") SIR,—In the hope that the line of thought indicated in the article on " Reflex Effect of Acting '•' (Spectator, June 29th) may be followed...


The Spectator

[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") Stn,—Perhaps I may be allowed, while thanking you for your favourable notice of my " Chapters of Early English Church History," to disclaim...


The Spectator

BELL'S SELBORNE.* GILBERT WHITE is the only man whose writings on natural history have distinctly elevated him to the position of a classical author, and his work has run...


The Spectator

[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") have not had the advantage of reading Mr. Romance' article on " The Sense of Time," which you criticise, but apparently he does not remark...


The Spectator

[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") SIR, —In the review of Canon Bright's "Early English Church History," you refer to the "legend embedded in the Purgatorio ' to the effect...

Page 19


The Spectator

most unequal bit of translation we have ever seen. In some portions it is rude to ugliness, and in others powerful and pathetic beyond the mark of any other translation we know....

Page 21


The Spectator

To write a "Story of Religion" even "in England," is to undertake a most invidious task. Many will be ready to ask, " Who is there that occupies so elevated a position that he...

Page 22


The Spectator

WERE it not for one especial feature to which we shall presently allude, this novel might be dismissed with but few words of comment. It has many of the usual characteristic...


The Spectator

SnscE Dr. Doran's last book was put into our hands for review, the versatile author has passed away from the world of authors • Basile. By the Author of " Four Messengers," ac....

Page 24


The Spectator

Macmillan's Magazine for this month will, of course, be chiefly read for George Eliot's "Breakfast Party," which we have already criticised at length ; but it contains also a...

The Cornhill Magazine. — " Daisy Miller : a Study," is finished,

The Spectator

and we have nothing to say about it, except that its author ought to be made to read Minerva-Press novels for a month, as penalty for wasting all that subtle observation and...

A Legacy; being the Life and Remains of John Martin,

The Spectator

Schoolmaster and Poet. Written and edited by the Author of "John Halifax, Gentleman." 2 vols. (Hurst and Blackett.)—This is a very pathetic record of a life saddened by poverty,...

Old - Testament Portraits. By Cunningham Geikie, D.D. With fifty Illustrations, by

The Spectator

A. Rowan. (Strahan.)—These papers, reprinted from the Day of Rest, describe in vigorous and picturesque language fifty Old-Testament characters, beginning with Noah and ending...

Friendship. By " Ouida." 3 vols. (Chatto and Windus.)—The story

The Spectator

of Fr iendship is striking, though it is anything rather than pleasing. Prince Ions, an Italian noble, suffers himself to become the slave of a selfish and profligate...

Page 25

Blue Bell, by M. Bramston. Summer Snow, by Sarah Tytler.

The Spectator

(Marcus Ward and Co.)—These two novelettes are the beginning of what the publishers call the " Blue Bell Series," which is intended to furnish the public with cheap fiction of...

Dr. J. H. Newman dedicates a new edition of his

The Spectator

essay on the Developentent of Christian Doctrine (Pickering) to the President of Trinity College, Oxford, which has done itself the honour of electing him an Honorary Fellow....

GREEK AND LATIN CLASS-130010.—The Theban Trilogy of Sophocles. By the

The Spectator

Rev. W. Linwood, M.A. (Longmans.)—Tbe title-page adds, " with copious explanatory notes, for the use of elementary students," and this description of the editor's purpose will...

A Latter-Day Novel. By Lieutenant-Colonel C. E. Mansfield. 2 vols.

The Spectator

(Chapman and Hall.)—Tho hero of this story is Count Krapski, a young Anglo-Pole. His early days are spent in England. He is taken thence by his grandfather, a Polish patriot of...