13 NOVEMBER 1897

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T HE Indian news of the week cannot be very consoling to anybody. The danger of a great battle in one of the terrible frontier passes is apparently over, but the tactics of the...


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With the " SricarsTon" of Saturday, November 20th, will be issued, rah.% a SPECIAL LITERARY SUPPLEMENT, the outside pages of which will be devoted to Advertisements. To secure...

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LORD SALISBURY AND HIS SPEECH. W E have never doubted, as our readers know, that Lord Salisbury is not only a supremely able man, but also in many respects a supremely able...

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T OED LANSDOWNE makes, we believe, an excellent 41 Minister of War, but he was most unfortunate at the Guildhall on Tuesday in the illustration he selected to show the...

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THE LATEST ATTEMPT AT ASSASSINATION. N OBODY not pecuniarily interested in

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the Republic is attending closely to the affairs of Brazil, but the attempt to assassinate Colonel Moraes, the President, and the actual assassination of General Bittencourt,...

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I T may, we think, be assumed that the engineering strike, which has lasted nearly five months, and has been fought with such stubborn resolution on both sides, has come to an...

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• T HE views which we ventured to put forward on October 23rd as to the probable course of German -internal politics has received this week some unexpected confirmation. We then...

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M R. CHAMBERLAIN never forgets that he first made his mark in municipal politics, and it is creditable to him that he still manifests so eager an interest in this branch of our...

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THE BISHOP OF WAKEFIELD'S WILL. T HE Bishop of Wakefield was

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doubtless in the right in descending to such explanations in his will, or at all events his object was clear and laudable. Dr. Walsham How was aware that as he had inherited...

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B Y the death of Mr. Brown, the poet who wrote "Betsy Lee" and "Fo'c's'le Yarns," the world has lost a true poet. Many lovers of poetry never managed to read even "Betsy Lee,"...

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T HE Guildford Natural History Society have recently advanced a proposal that Wolmer Forest should be preserved as a sanctuary for wild birds. It is a matter of satisfaction to...

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TENNYSON'S RELIGIOUS PHILOSOPHY. [TO THE EDITOR 07 THE " SPECTLIOR."] SIE,-Mr. Leslie Stephen in his study of Tennyson in the National Review, in spite of his admiration fu. ,...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOE:] Sin,— May I humbly venture to question your judgment on Burke ? You seem to base it mainly, if not exclusively, on his impeachment of...


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[To THE EDITOR or THE "siuccvirou.•1 SIR,—A few words on the note about frozen meat under heading, "News of the Week," in the Spectator of November tth. " Free-trade " (you...


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THE SENSE OF DIRECTION. [To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. " ] - 31R, - 4 have just finished reading your article on "The Sense of Direction" in the Spectator of September 25th,...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR:9 SIE,—Both the writer of the article in the Spectator of October 30th and, to some extent, Mr. Herbert Torr in his reply of last week appear to...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") SIR,—It is comforting to learn from your article on " Goats at the Dairy Show," in the Spectator of October 30th, that at last this...

SIR,—The warm interest you have always taken in everything which

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pertains to the welfare of birds and animals makes your paper the best medium I know to make a humble sug- gestion widely known. This is a time for tree-planting, and some of...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—Has it been often observed that squirrels will swim ?- This morning (November 8th) as I came from Rydal a squirrel ran across the road...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] BIR, — In the interesting article under this head in the Spectatvr of November 6th is not the writer forgetting Plato and Cicero when, in...

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[TO TIM EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR."] may not be uninteresting to place on record Tom Hughes' own words with reference to the character of Arthur in 'Tom Brown." In reply to my...


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OLD AGE. DEAR, though the first sweet sting of love be o'er, The sweet that almost venom is ; though youth With tender and extravagant delight Pass off; there shall succeed a...


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MRS. BROWNING'S LETTERS.* THE poets and thinkers whom any generation finds it most hard to judge truly are the poets and thinkers of the genera- tion immediately preceding its...

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"BABIES don't want to hear about other babies." So said Dr. Johnson ; but he was wrong. Babies are just the very thing that other babies do want to read about, and hence almost...

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IN these handsome volumes, which display throughout the industry and erudition of their editor, the University of Oxford does a tardy honour to one of the greatest of her eons....

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THE one fault we have to find with this very interesting volume is its rather misleading title. We took it up expecting to find a work on that ever-fascinating theme, the...

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IT seems strange that we owe the most painstaking and) interesting appreciation that has yet been written of Words- worth's early life to a French critic. As Matthew Arnold...

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THE clever joint authors of An Irish Cousin and gaboth's Vineyard have once more collaborated with signal success in The Silver Fox, a short novel in which the conflict of...

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Sturdy and Stilts ; or, Firm Friends. By Annette Lyster.

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(S.P.C.K.)—A good description of a friendship is rare in litera- ture. Possibly the cause is that the grown-up people who write books have mostly forgotten what friendship...

Miss Bobbie. By Ethel S. Turner (Mrs. Curlewis). (Ward, Lock,

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and Co.)—This is a very lively story of children and their ways from the other side of the world. The young people who hold their heads to the Southern Cross seem to be very...

Little Grown-Ups. With Illustrations by Maud Humphrey and Stories and

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Verses by Elizabeth S. Tucker. (Gardner, Darton, and Co.)—Here we have some dozen or so charming pictures of children playing at the amusements or occupations of their elders....

Olga ; or, Wrong on Both Sides. By Viii. Vincent.

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(Griffith, Ferran, Browne, and Co.)—The Earl of Grantown and his son, Lord Tempeston, are certainly as awkward a pair as ever had to live together. The author is quite impartial...

The Homeward Voyage. By Harry Collingwood. (S.P.C.K.)— A fast Australian

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clipper, just before leaving port for England, has a consignment of two millions-worth of gold. Not, however, before an audacious Yankee gets wind of the affair and ships with...


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GIFT-BOOKS. More Beasts (for Worse Children). Verses by" H. B." Pictures by " B T. B." (Edward Arnold.)—Mr. Belloc and Lord Basil Blackwood—the secret is, we understand, an...

Vince the Rebel. By G Manville Fenn. (W. and R.

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Chambers.) —This is a story of Monmouth's Rebellion. We do not see much of the fighting. for the scene is mostly laid at the old house sur- rounded by bog; but Vince, the nephew...

The Adventures of a Stowaway. By Fred. Whishaw. (Griffith, Ferran,

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Browne, and Co.)—It must be confessed that the lachry- mose little boy who is introduced to us in the first chapter, and to whom his schoolfellows not unnaturally give the name...

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Contributions to the Science of Mythology. By F. Max Muller.

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2 vols. (Longmans and Co.)—Professor Max Muller stoutly defends, with the help of the learning in which he has few rivals, the theory of a comparative mythology founded on...

Paris at Bay. By Herbert Haynes. (Blackie and Son.)—The story

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begins with Sedan, or, rather, with the attack of the Bavarians under Von der Tann on Bazeilles, for the catastrophe of Sedan occupies, in one way or another, chaps. 2-5. In the...

The Ancient Volcanoes of Great Britain. By Sir Archibald Geikie.

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Illustrated. 2 vols. (Macmillan and Co.) —Sir A. Geikie has devoted two sumptuous volumes to the now happily extinct volcanoes of Great Britain and Ireland, which, however, is...

Stories for Children in Illustration of the Lord's Prayer. By

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Mrs. Molesworth. (Gardner, Dayton, and Co.)—These eight stories are well adapted for their purpose,—a purpose not very easy to carry out with success, for a moral, when it has...

The Naval Cadet. By Gordon Stables. (Blackie and Son.)— The

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Naval Cadet is Scotch, of course, and we have the usual preface before embarking on voyages which take in Benin, and end up with the Chino-Japanese War, in which the hero,...

Teaching and Organisation, with Special Reference to Secondary Schools. Edited

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by P. A. Barnett. (Long,mans and Co.)—This is a volume of some four hundred printed pages, containing four- and-twenty independent treatises upon some branch of the vast science...

The Churches of Shropshire. By D. H. S. Cranage, MA.

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(Hobson, Wellington.)—This part contains descriptions, illus- trated with eight plates of interiors and exteriors of churches, a churchyard cross, a triptych (a very remarkable...

Billy and Hans: a True History. By W. J. Stillman.

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With Pictures by Miss Lisa Stillman (Bliss, Sands, and Co.)—This is an extremely pretty little picture of two squirrels, who spent their little lives in Mr. Stillman's...

Lord Bolingbroke : being Extracts from the Political Writings of

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Henry St. John Viscount Bolingbroke. Edited (with an Intro- duction), selected, and arranged by the Hon. Stuart Erskine. (The Roxburghe Press.)—Mr. Erskine's extracts from...

Greek Oligarchies : their Character and Organisation. By Leonard Whibley.

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(Methuen and Co.)—Democracy in its modern sense was unknown to the Greek States. In those where political privilege was most widely extended it was still reserved to a class....

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Cameos from English History. By the Author of "The Heir

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of Redelyffe." (Macmillan and Co.)—This is the eighth volume of the "Cameo Series." It carries on the story as far as "the end of the Stewarts," and includes rather more than a...

Rochester Cathedral and See. By G. H. Palmer, B.A. (Bell

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and Sons.)—Though Rochester does not rank very high among the English cathedrals, it is made the subject of an interesting narrative in Mr. Palmer's hands. He traces the history...

Vedic India. By ZenaTcle A. Ragozin. (T. Fisher Unwin.)— This

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volume, one of the series of "The Story of the Nations," begins with a des::ription of India, its climate, fauna, and flora, and goes on to speak of the Aryan race (the recently...

MAGAZINES AND SERIAL PUBLICATIONS.—We have received the following for November

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: — The Century, Scribner's Magazine, St. Nicholas, the New Review, Macmillan's Magazine, the Eerie tv of Reviews, Blackwood's Magazine, the Cornhill Magazine, the Expository...

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Adams (J.), The Herbartian Psychology applied to Education, Cr 8vo (Iebister) 3/6 Ansted (A.). A Dictionary of Sea Terms, Cr 8vo (L. U. Gill) 7/6 Atteridge (H.), Butterfly...

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to the PUBLISHER, 1 Welling! on Street, Strand, W.C. Established

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