14 JANUARY 1871

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ENERAL CHANZY has evidently been too confident of his IX own strength. The bold enterprise of sending off General Bourbaki to attack General Werder in the East, raise the siege...

For the rest, General Bourbaki's singularly rapid and secret movement

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from Bourges into Alsace,—though it has proved disastrous, as leaving Prince Frederick Charles to direct his whole force against the army of Le Mans,—has not been without a...

The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any case.

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There seems to be a fatality attending French movements, even

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when they are successful. It is now certain, from the accounts of the correspondent of the Telegraph with the German camp, that in the action of Bapaume on the 3rd inst....

The accounts from inside Paris are not certainly worse, hardly

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indeed so indicative of languor and disheartenment as those of last week; but the worst result must be expected from the news of Chanzy's defeat, of which it is certain that Von...

The illoniteur Universel, the official organ of the Government at

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Bordeaux, is publishing a kind of history of the French Navy during the war. Never was there such a record of imbecility. It was proposed to send two Fleets to the Baltic, one...

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The law is bard upon Mr. Tillett, M.P. for Norwich.

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He stood for that borough in 1868 on purity principles, and it was shown in evidence tried honestly to act upon them. He was, however, obliged to submit to a coalition with Sir...

The " sympathy-with-France " meeting at St. James's Hall on

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Tuesday last was a considerable fact. Although it was heralded by a very slight amount of advertising, and was graced by no single M.P. speaker, area and galleries were alike...

The reception of Jules Favre, if he comes to London,

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is likely to be a very imposing affair, perhaps as great an affair as the reception of Garibaldi. The Trades' Unions and the great Benefit Societies have taken up the project...

The following paper, which was read by Mr. Lloyd Jones,

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and stated to rest on the highest authority (understood to be that of the French Embassy), contains some statements as to the pre- sent condition of France, which, whether...

The Daily News publishes a telegram from its correspondent at

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Vienna, stating that Austria intends, with the consent of Count Bismarck, to propose terms of peace at the Conference. The terms are believed to he the cession of five (German)...

The mysterious shuffle in the smaller appointments of the Ministry

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has taken place precisely as we explained last week,— that is, that Mr. Knatchbull-Hugesson has left the Home Office for the Colonial Office to replace Mr. Monsell, and Mr. Shaw...

Lord Derby on Saturday delivered a speech in the Guildhall

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of Preston. The occasion was a distribution of prizes to the Volun- teers, but the speech ranged over the whole question of our arma- ments, which, said the Earl, must be...

A most extraordinary case was tried before the Recorder of

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London on Tuesday. Mr. A. H. W. Lamb, a barrister, was accused of stealing and selling books from the Library of Lincoln's Inn. There was no doubt that he had had possession of...

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Mr. Carlyle, in a published letter of the 27th December

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last, intimates that he could wish to be a German, and still young, in order to fight before Paris on the German side ; and General Garibaldi, in another published letter, of...

Count Bismarck is perfectly reasonable about the English col- liers

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sunk in the Seine, as we always anticipated that he would be. The following is the most important part of a message sent by him to Lord Granville on the subject :—" You are...

Consols were on Friday 921 to 921.

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A telegram from Berlin affirms that Herr Miihler, the Prussian

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Minister of Education, has not resigned, but the statement wants • confirmation. It is quite possible that the King has been unable to part with a Minister he must approve so...

The death of Marshal Prim appears to have resulted from

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con- gestion of the brain, caused by the inflammation from his wounds. His physicians were, from the first, aware that no other result was possible ; but concealed their...

Sir Charles Dilke, at Chelsea, on Monday, took a mach

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stronger line, and was at least as hearty in denouncing the German attempt to wrest Alsace and Lorraine from France at the cost of all this bloodshed as the Spectator. He...

Mr. Winterbotham and Sir Charles Dilke, though they went together

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as Knights of the Red Cross to the seat of war, and are supposed to act a good deal together in Parliament, certainly Appear to take very opposite views of the war in its...

The sudden death of the Dean of Canterbury (Dean Alford)

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will be felt widely in the English Church. The Dean was hardly a scholar or theologian, and still less a high philosophical thinker ; but he was a man of great common-sense, of...

Mr. Martin, the Nationalist elected for Meath, on the declara-

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tion of the poll made a strong Separatist speech to the electors. lie regarded the election as a proof that Irishmen believed Ireland to be an independent kingdom by...

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T HE friends of France would excite a good deal more sympathy for their very just cause, if they Would study to be quite fair to the cause against which they are struggling....


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THE NEW FRENCH DISASTER. T HIS week has been one of 'heavy trial for France and the friends of France,—of disaster which multitudes in this country will feel like a personal...

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W E agree with Mr. Trevelyan that the first step in Army Reform must be the removal of the present Com- mander-in-Chief, though we have little sympathy with the kind of personal...

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" y OU Englis'," said a well-known Italian editor one day to the writer, "you Englis' are so dam happy, you will do not'ting for nobody." That quaint sentence, uttered to...

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I T is a sorry admission to be obliged to make, but it is the truth,—and we believe that the policy, no less than the duty, of those who seek to reconcile the people of England...

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T HEIR political skill, which has often been considerable; appears just now to be deserting both the English and Irish Catholics. Nothing—apart altogether from the merits of the...


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AIR. LLEWELLYN DAVIES has taken for the subject of a very wise and interesting article in the " Contemporary Review " the debt which Theology owes to what is commonly called the...

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T HE ladies who are attacking and defending the housewifely character of Englishwomen seem to us to miss, purposely, one grand element in the question, and that is the extreme...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE"SPECTATOR."] SIR,—The letter from " A Whig," in your last number, ought not to pass unanswered by those who think that their hatred of tyranny is as...


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MR. CARD WELL. • [TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIR,—The most recent episode in the discussion on our military preparations at home—a discussion which may be said to have...

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SONNET TOTHOMAS CARLYLE. (SUGGESTED BY AN ARTICLE IN THE LAST "SPECTATOR. ") OH graphic writer of the rugged pen, Who scornest the true bard's enraptur'd rhyme, By which into...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.") SIR,—As a faithful subscriber for many years to the Spectator, its weekly advent is to me the expected visit of a welcome and congenial...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR:' Sin,—Those who,' like myself, though not Rugleseians, regard the prosperity or adversity of the greatest school in the land with eyes and...


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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] Sin,—The Pall Mall Gazette commented as you do, in your last number, upon a letter of mine to the Daily News, to the effect that Mr....

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TO T. C.

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["Old lion, smooth thy mane: no need to bristle, 'Tis but a puny rhymster's penny whistle] Mn. CARI.YLE, you earnest man, Preach to a frivolous world you can, Preach to a...


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MR. CORDERY'S ILIAD.* IN a note to the second volume of this translation, Mr. Cordery adopts the profession of faith laid down by Mr. Matthew Arnold in relation to the...

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THIS can scarcely be considered a story likely to captivate the novel-reading public, yet it affords a greater promise of really good work from the same pen than many a more...

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PROFESSOR SEELEY has now collected and reprinted several lectures and essays, which have appeared at various times in the last three years. One series of lectures, that on "...

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" SIX MONTHS HENCE." * " 11 Oct. 18—See what

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Mr. Charles Armitage thinks of his dream this day six months." This entry in Maria Secretan's diary is the key-note of this strange, but generally powerful story. The writer...

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AT first sight, nothing seems clearer than the mechanism of an action at law, or the method of recovering by legal process a debt that is owing, or the compensation due for an...

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Crrwksrs for Christmas. By E. Knatehimil-Hugessem M.P. (Mac- millan.)—The author

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gives us here a second volume of the same kind as was his "Stories for my Children," which we noticed at length last year. The best of the stories is, we think, " The History of...


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There is still a gleaning to be gathered up of "Christmas Books," or books which may be conveniently described by this title ; which, like the shooting stars, appear...

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Church Designs for Congregations. By James Cubitt. (Smith and Elder.)—Mr.

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Cubitt deals with a difficulty which in these days of Church building has made itself very strongly felt,—the unfitness of the ordinary type of Gothic church, the nave with...

The Life of Arthur Tappan. (Sampson Low and Co.)—Mr. Tappan,

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was, as Mr. Newman Hall describes him in the preface of this volume,. the "consistent advocate throughout a long life of emancipation, tem- perance, education, sabbath...

The Piccadilly Annual. (J. C. Hotten.)—There is no need for

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Mr. Rotten to hint an apology for the appearance of his new annual. If the authors or their representatives have received anything from Mr. Rotten for his republication of their...

Gurney's Handy Dictionary of the Holy Bible. Edited by the

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Rev. J. G. Wrench. (Tegg.)--This book was originally written nearly a century ago ; the present editor has sought to bring it up to the present state of Biblical criticism and...

Poems by Thomas Campbell. (Griffin.)—The Rev. C. Rogers has furnished

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a memoir of Campbell to this edition of his poems, which con- tains also we see, a piece never before published. The day has gone by, if indeed it ever was, when a new or...

Walter Raleigh Sinjohn. By H. C. Ross-Johnson. (Bentley.)—This is a

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fairly readable tale, with plenty of adventure in it and well written too, some slang phrases which here and there come in very inappropri- ately, excepted. But we must, take...