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The Gambettists rely upon the support of the Extreme Left,

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which in Paris has become to a high degree Chauvinist. M. Rochefort is for making no apology at all, and even M. Clemenceau, in La Justice, says enough has been done,—that...

The funeral of Turguenieff, the Russian novelist, on October 9th,

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at St. Petersburg, was raised to the dignity of a national event. No less than 126 deputations from every part of the Empire, including the Caucasus, Finland, Siberia, and even...

Most men, in these dull times, will read the speech

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of the Marquis of Waterford, who followed Sir Stafford IsTortheote, with a certain intellectual pleasure. It is not often one comes across anything so consistent and so...

As a rule, while in Ulster, Sir Stafford Northcote carefully

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avoided saying anything of the slightest interest to any living being, except that the Union must be maintained. Upon Saturday, however, he dropped some very curious hints as to...

If it be a success to make Irishmen hate one

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another, Sir S. Nortlicote's tour in Ulster has been a great success. He has said very little, except that the Union must be maintained ; but he has enabled all Orangemen and a...


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MHE Spanish incident in Paris is not yet closed. A good • deal of needless mystery is kept up, but, according to the beat accounts, the Spanish Government demanded that an...

IV The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in any

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The French are quite alarmed at the number of foreigners

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who crowd into France. It has rapidly increased of late years, and now includes 1,001,000 persons, nearly a thirtieth of all the souls in France. About one-half of the...

A well-informed correspondent of the Times declares that the- ancient

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and severe repression of the Russian Press has within two years become more determined than ever. The provincial newspapers are all subjected to the "previous censorship,' which...

We have noted elsewhere one grand difficulty of governing France

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through a Chamber wielding sovereign power, namely,. its possible incompetence to manage negotiations. There is,. however, another. The Chamber is as extravagant as an...

Mr. Osborne Morgan made, on Monday, an able speech to

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the people of Wrexham, upon the necessity of stricter organisation in the Liberal Party. The next election would be fought under the Corrupt Practices Act and with household...

Some members of the Metropolitan Board. of Works are not

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pleased with the letter from the Treasury, discussed elsewhere in our columns, refusing to extend the grant of the coal anti wine duties after 1889. They say they did not ask...

Sir Evelyn Wood on Wednesday gave the Fishmongers' Company a

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most gratifying account of the progress made in forming an Egyptian Army. He had drilled and organised 6,000 natives, with whom, it is said—he did not say, it—he is willing to...

The British in Egypt have at last attempted to force

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one practical reform upon the Egyptian Ministry. Acting, it is believed, upon the advice of Mr. Clifford Lloyd, now Adviser- General to the Department of the Interior, the...

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A remarkable report by Mr. Shirley Murphy, Medical Officer of

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St. Pancras, on the recent outbreak of typhoid in that parish, was read on Wednesday. It showed conclusively that the dis- ease was conveyed through the milk consumed in the...

Those who are interested in watching the change in the

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modern religious temper shauld read carefully the address of Dr. Fairbairn, Principal of the Independent College, Airedale, Bradford, delivered before the Congregational Union...

We are not entirely in favour in Asiatic countries of

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what is " equality " between Europeans and natives. It is some- times needful, in order to secure to the European his leadership, without which he can do nothing, to protect...

The Standard publishes a letter from a correspondent at Colombo,

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stating that on September 5th,—" We witnessed a very extraordinary phenomenon on Sunday, about five p.m., when we were driving on the Galle Face promenade. Minnie looked up and...

Sir Evelyn Baring will not, we venture to predict, be

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long popular in Egypt. He is too independent of the opinion of the European Colony, which considers that in many respects it is " Europe " present on the spot. This colony is...

Mr. Teale, a surgeon of standing, is President this year

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of the Aealth Department of the Social Science Congress, and in his address on Monday he attacked modern education, on a partly new ground. While repeating the assertion that...

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ENGLISH COLLECTIVISM. I S English Liberalism about to undergo a change, to modify its traditional doctrines, and to accept, whether with pleasure or reluctance, a strong...

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T HERE are just three living forces left in Fra:ice, the Chamber, the Army, and the Mob of Paris ; and of the three, the Chamber is, for the moment, the one which governs. Its...


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T HE remarkable book, or rather collection of pamphlets, which Professor Seeley has just given to the world,* may have one mischievous effect. It may strengthen the hands of...

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I T is a remarkable illustration of the small importance of London as a political and social entity, that the long and weighty letter of the Secretary to the Treasury to the...

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T HE case of Warden, the late Manager of the London and River Plate Bank, who was brought before the Magis- trate at Guildhall last Monday, on a charge of theft, raises some...

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M R. HOWARD VINCENT, in his opening address to the section of the Social Science Congress which concerns itself with the Repression of Crime, dealt with a number of questions...

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M R. GIBSON speaks far too much and poses far toe frequently as the all-round politician and rattling partisan ; the Tories will never take every Somebody's lieutenant as their...

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T HE neutrality of Switzerland has endured so long, and come to be regarded so much as a part of the established order of Europe, that we are apt to overlook the dangers to...

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W E always read Mr. Mark Pattison with pleasure, and a. wish that he would bestow his lighter thoughts on us more frequently, but we do not exactly follow the discourse on...

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THE COST OF LIVING IN SWITZERLAND. 91HE superstition that living

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abroad is necessarily cheaper than living at home still lingers, and hundreds of families every year betake themselves to the Continent, in the hope of bettering their condition...

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W E confess that we regard with much suspicion the outcry which is heard from time to time now-a-days against our system of Elementary Education, on the ground that it is...

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[TO TIER EDITOR Or THE " SPECTATOR?' 1 Sta,—As a constant reader of your excellent paper, I have been: much interested in the letters on "Longevity." Regarding the instance...


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DR. CLIFFORD ALLBUTT ON COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONS. IT° VIZ EDITOR OF mas "SPECTATOR."] Sta,—I note an interesting query in your recent comments upon Dr. Clifford Allbatt's...

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IVO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.'] SIE•jill your interesting article on the above subject, you say :—" To raise the race, the growing boys and gills must be Led too, and the...


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[TO THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR."] 01E, — I observe in the Spectator this morning a remark (with regard to the intrusion of French recidivistes in Australia) that 4' it is...


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LTO THE EDITOR OF THE " $PECTATOR."J SIR,—I ask with diffidence for authority for a phrase now so commonly in men's mouths,—" The Church of England as by law established." Can...


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LTO THE EDITOR OP THE " SPECTATOII.1 Sta,--It seems to me your correspondent from Colorado Springs is himself in error in stating that the word "cuss," when em- ployed in the...


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(To THE EDITOR or THE "SPECTATOR.] Sift,—In your article on "Professor Flower at Reading," you say that the Clergy quake lest the doctrine of Evolution may interfere with the...


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AN ENGLISH HOME. DEEP in a hazy hollow of the down The brick-built Court in mellow squareness stood, Where feathery beeches fringed the hanging wood, And sighing cedars spread...

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IN AN EAST-END BIRD MARKET. Oir, the sky, the sky, the open sky, For the home of a song-bird's heart ! And why, why, why, why Do they stifle here in the mart ? Cages of...


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MASON'S "HARVEST MOON." TUE etching which Mr. Robert Macbeth (one of the most recently elected Associates of the Royal Academy) has executed of the late George Mason's...


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PROFESSOR GREEN'S PROLEGOMENA TO ETHICS.* [SECOND NOTICE.] WE have already fully expressed our objections to Mr. Green's. analysis of "free-will," and it cannot, of course, be...

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ilyrnotrun there is a slight flavour of the political pamphlet about the two volumes in which Mr. George Omond, an Edin- burgh advocate, has traced the history of the most...

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THE WENTWORTH PAPERS.* IT may be doubted whether, on principles

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of the highest literary morality, the publication of such a volume as the present is altogether defensible. It is quite certain that the horror of the person to whom these...

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EDWARD HAWKE, the subject of this memoir, was born rather more than a century and a half ago, and during his lifetime was a good servant to his country. No separate biography of...

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WE have read this novel with great attention, not only because it is a first attempt, but because in the first volume we found promise of an unusually attractive sketch of...

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says the author of this book, "has the his- tory of the book-plate, from its origin to the present time, been adequately investigated." "And in France," he adds, "the rage for...


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The Expositor. (Hodder and Stoughton.)—Dr. Robertson's article on "The Graphic Element in the Old Testament" is a very interest- ing contribution to the illustrating of...

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We gladly renew our annual welcome to the year's volume

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of Aunt Judy's Magcnine, edited by H. K. F. Gatty. (Bemrose and Sons.) We hope that it holds, and will continue to hold, its own against all rivals, so thoroughly good is it of...

Rambles with a Fishing Rod. By E. S. Roscoe. (Blackwood

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and Sons.)—Now that most people, a few salmon fishermen excepted, have put away their fly-rods, it is pleasant to read such a book as Mr. Roscoe's. He has no miraculous take of...

The Church Quarterly Review. October. (Spottiswoode and Co.) —The longest

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and most interesting article in this number is that on "Edward Henry Palmer." This is founded, of course, on Mr. Besant's book, but it appears to be written by one who had a...

The Month.—The articles in this number are too short—an average

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of ten pages for each—and somewhat thin. Much more might, for instance, have been made out of a curious book which Mr. W. F. Dennehy has lighted upon—the biography of Thomas...

In this volume, which belongs to the "Dublin University Press

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Series," Professor Tyrrell has essayed the difficult task of giving a literal translation which shall suggest the spirit as well as the letter of the original, and he has...

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NOVELS.—Jack's Cousin Kate. By E. C. Kenyon. (Reming- ton.)—Jack is

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a medical student. Kato is the daughter of a man who writes three-volume novels under the absurd name of " Tamogen," and of necessity leaves his family unprovided for at his...

Henry Irving, Actor and Manager. By William Archer. (Field and

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Tuer.)—This is a careful and, we should say, a just criticism of a great actor, of a very different quality from the hurried remarks which have to be put together between the...

POETRY.—Miscellaneous Verses, by Georgiaua Ferrer. (S. W.

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Partridge.)—Miss Farrer writes some six or seven thousand verses, to which we can really allow no higher merit than that of good inten- tion. Not the strongest sympathy with her...

Eight Years in Japan, 1873-1881. By E. G. Holtham. (Kegan

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Paul, Trench, and Co.)—Mr. Holtham went out from England to assist in the making of Japanese railways, and he recounts in this volume the experiences of eight years spent in...

William Ewart Gladstone, and his Contemporaries. By Thomas Archer. Vol.

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IV., 1860-1853. (Mackie and Son.)—Mr. Archer completes in this volume what is practically a history of England during the last fifty years. We have taken occasion to speak of...

Theory and Practice of Teaching. By the Rev. Edward Thring.

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(Cambridge University Press.)—It is probable that any one resorting to this volume for actual instruction in the "theory and practice of teaching" will close it with...

Specimens of French Literature, from Villon to Hugo. Selected and

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edited by George Saintsbary. (The Clarendon Press.)—This volume is published as a companion to the editor's "Short History of French Literature," which, indeed, it is intended...