16 FEBRUARY 1878

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T HERE was another great "scare" on Wednesday. It was re- ported everywhere, and especially in the House of Commons, that Lord Derby had again resigned, that the Russians had...

In the course of the discussion, Mr. Fawcett protested against

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the desertion of the Opposition by its leaders, after some of them had made the strongest possible speeches against the vote ; to which Mr. Forster replied by saying that he had...

Against the financial proposal Mr. Gladstone protested as warmly as

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ever, though he declined to be a party to any farther resistance after fairly recording his vote against it, and the reason of that vote. He could find no precedent for such a...

Yesterday week the discussion as to the Vote of Credit

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came on in Committee, and on that occasion a somewhat stronger minority opposed it than on the previous day, when the division was on the question whether the House should go...

Admiral Hornby, with eight British men-of-war, entered the Dardanelles on

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the morning of the 14th, and the Turks, though pro- testing, did not resist. Leaving, therefore, two ironclads at Gallipoli, the Admiral steamed on with the remaining six to...

On bringing up the report of the Vote of Credit

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on Monday night, a discussion arose which was chiefly remarkable for the eloquent outburst by Mr. Joseph Cowen, the Member for New- castle-on-Tyne, against Russia, and in favour...

* • The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in

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any case.

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Sir Stafford Northcote gave in substance the same account, but

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called the despatch a " protest," and stated that the Govern- ment, besides refusing to acknowledge that the cases were parallel, had denied that the entrance of the ships into...

The Duke of Richmond brought in the Government Bill to

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prevent epidemics among animals on Tuesday. The principle of the measure is, that all foreign animals used for food—of .which 1,317,000 were imported in 1876, against 37,000,000...

Lord Derby and Sir Stafford Northcote both explained the situation

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on Thursday night. Lord Derby informed the Peers that the Fleet, or rather " the ships sent up," are at Prince's Island, the Porte having contented itself with a protest,...

We notice that several of the war papers advise that

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if the Russians enter Constantinople, the British Government should refuse to enter Conference until• they have. marched out again. If that course is recommended merely as a...

The Turkish Parliament has disappeared. It was .atated.,at first that

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it was prorogued, but subsequent telegrams affirm that it was dissolved on the 14th inst., the Sultan pleading the crisis, but giving some hope that he will some day summon " a...

Mr. Leatham's resolution condemning simoniacal evasions of the law against

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the sale of next presentations was counted ont on Tuesday night, after a very able and very moderate' speech from the mover. He illustrated the corruption of the practice, and...

In the Upper House of Convocation on Tuesday the Bishop

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of Lichfield brought up a declaration, signed by 15,000 clergy and 30,000 laity, against the principle of Lord Harrowby's amendment to the Government's Burials Bill of last...

After Sir Stafford. Northcote's statement on Thursday, Mr. Edward Jenkins,

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M.P. for Dundee, made a rather trenchant and injudicious speech against the Government for its insults to Russia, and for its " disingenuousness " in not telling the House, in...

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Mr. Sclater-Booth moved the second reading of - his County Boards

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Bill on Thursday, and Mr. Stansfeld commenced the debate with an amendment which means that the Union ought to lie' the electoral area, and that the boundaries of Unions and...

A curious case affecting the legal definition of " cruelty

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to animals" was decided on Tuesday in the Exchequer Division of the High Court of Justice, at the Sittings in Banco. The magis- trates of Upper Geneur-Glynn, in Cardigan, bad...

The news from Rome is of little importance. The Cardinals

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have decided that the Conclave shall be held in Rome, within the Vatican, and that it shall commence on the 20th, and we have given elsewhere an account of the fierce conflict...

The Times last Saturday gave an account of a curious

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action brought by Mr. Davis against the Charing-Cross Publishing Company, on the ground that a novel published for him by them had not been properly got up, or given an adequate...

Mr. Lowther, till now the Under-Secretary for the Colonies; has

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been offered and has accepted the Chief Secretaryship for Ireland,—without at present a seat in the Cabinet. The appoint- ment of Sir Michael Hicks-Beach to the Secretaryship...

Consols were on Friday 95+ to 951.

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We must not pass over the death of Dr. Alexander

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Duff, of the Scotch Free Church, by far the greatest and most successful Missionary of our day. Dr. Duff landed in Calcutta in 1830, and at once adopted the plan he never...

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WHY SHOULD WE GO TO WAR? T HE question which moat puzzles us, amidst these daily " scares" is the reason which the anti-Russian party, if it succeeds in its efforts, will assign...


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T HE scenes in the House yesterday week and on Thursday last, show how discontented the Radicals are with the extreme reserve and even timidity of their chiefs. To some extent...

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IT is one of the many misfortunes of Great Britain at the present crisis that it should be represented at Constanti- nople by an Ambassador so little fitted for his especial...

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T HE notion which no small part of the English public have taken up, that the honour of the Government is pledged to prevent Constantinople from falling even temporarily into...

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this obstinacy and these illusions more than any belief of

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party or principle are cloven by the lines of nationality. The Turkey's that England would, under certain conditions, send right of saying " Accedo ad —" possessed by each...

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JUDGE-MAKING IN THE CITY. AT E fear that the Corporation of

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London is going to dis- regard the unanimous advice of all impartial friends and its own manifest interest in regard to the Recordership. The talk runs that Sir Thomas Chambers,...

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LEATHAM had an easy part to play 'on Tuesday. in The Sale of Livings is one of those indefensible practices which bear a charmed life, because'it is so difficult to put an end...

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T HE remarkable letters of " Verax " on the relation of the Crown to the Cabinet,* which have attracted so much attention, raise a very large question. We have said as strongly...

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W E have received a pamphlet by Dr. E. G. Loring, of New York, apparently an oculist, and judging by the attention which his views have excited, a man of some local professional...

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HELP FOR STAMBOUL. [TO THE EDITOR OF TER " SPECTATOR.") Sin,—I believe cases have occurred in which Parliamentary grants have been made for the alleviation of great national...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.1 SIR, —The dearth in China to which Sir Thomas Wade has lately drawn attention, and which is perhaps the widest-spread and most fearful...


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A VISION. PALE, blood-stained, who are these, that are thronging the throne of God ? Their faces are ashen with anguish, their garments soiled from the- sod ; Wide and wan as...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] Sin, —I have read with great interest your article on Mt.- Herschell's Bill for the abolition of actions for Breach of Promise- of...

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"0 SWEETNESS that can never more return Thou art passed out of life,—and whither flown ? The hard-pruned bough may heal, and sprout anew, And some light hearts may all too...


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MRS. OLIPHANT'S DANTE FOR ENGLISH' READERS.* IF all's well that begins well were as safe a maxim as " All's well that ends well," we might look upon the success of " Foreign...

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PERAK AND THE MALAYS.• PERAK—pronounced " Payrah "—came into notice,

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as Major- McNair reminds us, in 1875-6, through the murder of the British. Resident, and the despatch by our Government of a combined naval and military force to exact...

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Trims Sermons bear the deep impress of the mind to the influ- ence of which on our generation the erection of Keble College is due. Not that there has been any attempt to turn...

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WE have been a good deal tantalised by this novel. It starts remarkably well, is vivaciously and clearly written, contains bright glimpses of landscape-sketching, does not drag...

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Fraser is very cross with the Spectator this month. The editor is offended with our notes on his magazine, questions the Fight of a weekly periodical to review a monthly one or...

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British Quarterly Review. January. (Hodder and Stoughton.)— This is a good number, though it does not contain any article of com- manding excellence. It is not the less pleasing...

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By Love and Law : the Story of an Honourable

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Woman. By Lizzie Aldridge. 3 vols. (Smith and Elder.)— The title of this story is not a happy ono, and does not in any way suggest the real subject which Miss Aldridge has...

The War Correspondence of the "Daily News,"1877. (Macmillan.)— These letters,

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some of which are the most remarkable of their kind that have ever been written, well deserved to ho preserved in a more permanent and accessible form than is afforded by the...

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Marie : a Young Girl's History. A Translation originally from

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the Danish. (Cassell and Co.)—This tale has been twice translated, and has lost, doubtless, something of its original freshness in the process. Here and there the connection of...

The Statesman's Year-Book, edited by Frederick Martin (Macmillan), has now

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reached its fifteenth annual publication, and comes to us corrected up to the end of December, 1877. As regards the revenue and expenditure of the United Kingdom, the receipts...

A Sheaf of Verse. By Henry G. Hewlett. (Henry S.

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King.)—This is not one of those volumes, full of crude and immature efforts, which try beyond all other kinds of literary or quasi-literary productions the patience of the...

By Land and Ocean. By Fanny L. Raines. (Sampson Low

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and Co.) —When we have quoted the second title of this volume, we have almost discharged our critical duty. It runs thus, "Or, the Journal and Letters of a Young Girl who went...