16 JANUARY 1892

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We have said enough on this sad event elsewhere, but

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may point out here that _ it is of some political importance. Although the Queen has, we believe, more than seventy living descendants, the direct line passes through the Prince...

Cardinal Manning died on Thursday morning, in the eighty- fourth

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year of his age, about an hour and a half before the Duke of Clarence, as to whose condition he had been very anxious during the night. He was one of the later converts whom the...

The private installation of the Duke of Devonshire in the

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Chancellorship of the University of Cambridge took place at Devonshire House on Tuesday ;—Cambridge, of course, will be the scene of the public installation, which will not take...

NOTICE.—With this week's number of the " SPECTATOR " is

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issued, -gratis, an Eight-Page Supplement, containing the Half-Yearly Index and Title-Page,—i.e., from July 4th to December 26th, 1891, inclusive.


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T HE country has been saddened this week by the death of the Duke of Clarence and Avondale, the ultimate heir to the Throne, whose betrothal to the Princess Mary of Teck has...


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With the " SPECTATOR" of Saturday, January 30th, will be issued, gratis, a SPECIAL LITERARY SUPPLEMENT, the outside pages of which will be devoted to Advertisements. To secure...

The influenza spreads so fast, and is becoming so deadly

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in its assaults on all weak constitutions, that any preventive which seems effectual deserves attention. A correspondent of the Times declares that in the office of the Royal...

*.* The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in any

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Sir Michael Hicks-Beach addressed a gathering of working men at

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a dinner of the Bristol Working Men's Conservative Association on Wednesday, and maintained that the Govern- ment had shown some constructive power in the recent legisla- tion...

The English also have suffered a repulse in Eastern Africa..

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Commissioner Johnston, aided by a hundred Sikhs under Captain Maguire, and some Negro police, has been attacking the slave-stealers on the south side of Lake Nyassa with great'...

The Chilian Government is anxiously endeavouring to con- ciliate that

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of the United Stites. The roughs who attacked Ainerictrn sailors have been severely punished, the rebels who took refuge in the American Legation have been allowed to oscape,...

Germans there occupying the Tanga district recently im- posed a

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tax which indirectly annoyed the independent Wadigo tribe, who incited some German villages to pull down their German flags. This was insurrection, so Captain Kreuzler, in...

Things do not look well at Tangier. Three thousand in-

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surgents, of whom 1,500 have rifles, are threatening the city, and the inhabitants of the suburbs show a disposition to join them. The result would be a massacre of Europeans,...

The Duke's speech in reply, on a portion of which

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we have commented in another column, was pithy as well as dignified. As the son of the late Chancellor, he said, he must not pay the customary tribute to his predecessor, who...

The death of the late Khedive of Egypt has created

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less embarrassment than was expected. The Sultan, it is believed, hesitated for a moment, and thought of sending a Special Com- missioner to Egypt ; and as the death of Sir W....

It is stated semi-officially that the Prussian Parliament, which commenced

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its Session this week, will be asked to make important changes in the Education Department. The Ministry of Education is to be abolished, and its powers transferred to the heads...

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In his speech to his Birmingham oonstitnents on Wednesday, the

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Home Secretary (Mr. Henry Matthews) denied altogether the claim of Ireland to a distinct national genius and life " He denied that Lord Roberts and Lord Wolseley were of a...

Mr. Matthews also made some remarks on the occupation of

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Egypt. He said that since our occupation, justice had been better administered in Egypt than at any time since the days of Moses. Did he perhaps mean the days of Joseph P We...

The Turks announced recently that they had suppressed the rebellion

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in Yemen ; but they admit that it has broken out again, and the intelligence is confirmed by news from Aden, where they ought to know everything that happens in South Arabia,...

Mr. Whitley's death on Thursday, from bronchitis, vacates the seat

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for the Everton Division of Liverpool, and deprives the Conservative Party in that great borough of its ablest and most popular leader. The seat, however, is safe enough. Mr....

Bank Bate, 31 per cent.

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New Consols (21) were on Friday 95i.

The Municipal Council of the City of Oxford have unani-

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mously accepted the proposal made by the Duke of Norfolk, in the name of the sub-committee appointed to determine on the best site for the proposed statue to Cardinal Newman,...

It is not quite easy to follow this remarkable piece

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of prac- tical logic. Supposing that in future years a statue is erected to Mr. Gladstone within a hundred yards and in " immediate eight" of the statue of Lord Beaconsfield at...

Nevertheless, and in spite of the unanimity of the municipal

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body to whom the proposal was made, a feeble protest has been pub forth by Mr. Harman Keble in the Times of Tuesday, and by Canon Lice in the Times of Wednesday, on grounds of...

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I T is very difficult to think of Lord Hartington as the Duke of Devonshire, for to some extent it seems like an attempt to merge the greater character in the less,—the...


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THE DEATH OF THE DUKE OF CLARENCE. T HERE is something truly tragic in the fate of the Duke of Clarence and Avondale, though he died in his own bed, surrounded by loving faces,...

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ABBAS II. T HE easy transmission of power from Tewfik to

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Abbas supplies good evidence that the British occupation of Egypt is neither abnormal nor injurious to the world, but corresponds to some felt necessity of the European situa-...

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A STATELY figure disappears from England by the death of Cardinal Manning,—the figure of one who has probably wielded more influence in turning the genius of the Roman Catholic...

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I T is to be hoped that the letter in which Lord Rose- bery announces that he will not again seek to represent the City in the London County Council, need not be taken to mean...

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ITALY AND THE POPE. T HE foreign correspondents who deal with

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affairs at the Vatican commonly begin by saying that nothing can be known of the Pope's intentions, and then go on to tell us all about them. The exercise of a little...

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O NE of the first duties of Parliament, when it meets in February, will be to order an exhaustive inquiry into the information collected as to the Influenza. The ignorance of...

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PREACHING FOR APPLAUSE. T HERE is a statement in last Sunday's

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Sun that, speaking in relation to the question whether preachers should or should not be encouraged and stimulated in their sermons by the usual indications which secular...

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O NE of the many charges which have from time to time been brought against Christianity, is that its moral code seems to consist of nothing but " Nots." Its votary, instead of...

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A WRITER in the last number of a medical journal, the Hospital, while defending the practice of cigarette- smoking in moderation, took the bold step of advocating an extension...

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CLERICALISM IN IRELAND. [TO THE EDITOR Or THE " SPECTATOR. "] SIR, —Your correspondent " Hibernicus " really goes beyond all sense and reason in basing a charge of clerical...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIR, May I be allowed to add my protest to that of your- correspondent " A. W.," against the cruel aspersions of Carlyle on the character of...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] Sin,—Your number for January 9th contains a letter from a correspondent ("Hibernicus "), describing the intolerance of some Roman Catholic...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "' SIR,—In your article of January 9th, headed "The Latest Folk-Lore," you speak of Madame d'Aulnoy, the author of the fairy-tales, as having...


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FELICITY. A squaLin, hideous town, where streams run black With vomit of a hundred roaring mills,— Hither occasion calls me ; and ev'n here, All in the sable reek that...


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[To ruz EDITOR OF TEE " SPECTATOR."' SIR,—In the article on "Hymnology," in the Spectator of January 9th, speaking of hymns beginning with " 0 " or " Oh," you say :—" We turn to...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.'] Sis,—In your article of January 9th on Mr. Brudenell Carter's letter, there are two passages I should like to say a word on. You endorse Mr....


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] Sin,—Will you allow me to correct a slight error made by your reviewer in noticing the above work in the Spectator of January 2nd P The...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR." ,Sis,—The article in which you review Dr. Tnckey's book on hypnotism points to a discovery of a very extraordinary nature which, if...

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THE SOCIAL LIFE OF ENGLAND 1N THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.* Mn. SYDNEY deserves some credit for expending a good deal of labour in the compilation of this book, and readers ignorant...

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THERE seems a special fitness in the history of the capital of the Holy Land being written by one bearing the name of that strange and impenetrable personality whose biography...

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TWO BOOKS ON SKATING.* OF the two interesting and valuable

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works by which the literature of skating has been recently enriched, the " Bad- minton Library " volume claims prior notice, on the score of its wider scope and greater literary...

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Ma. LELAND has embarked on the gigantic and rather hazardous task of presenting to the public Heine's " Collected Works" in an English garb. We are not quite sure whether the...

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ENTHUSIASTIC C011eCtOFS will soon be able to show, not a single shelf, but a small bookcase exclusively devoted to the housing of Dickens literature. If what everybody says must...

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Furneaux's edition of the Annals shows all the admirable qualities which distinguished the first. The Prolegomena run to an unexpected length, being almost identical in amount...

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The Young Queen, and other Stories. By E. S. Vicars:

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(George Bell and Sons.)—Miss Vicars's stories are clever, some of them vary clever, if we may judge by six out of the nine that we have read carefully. " Giles " is admirably...


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Vanity Pair Album. (182 Strand.)—We are disposed to repeat the words of the preface to the Album, "that it is unnecessary to say more of it than has been said of its...

The Year - Book of Commerce, 1892. Edited by Kenric B. Murray.

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(Cassell and Co.)—This volume is compiled under the authority of the London Chamber of Commerce, and contains, in addition to the editor's work, contributions from various...

The eighth volume of the new edition of Chambers's Encyclopmdia

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brings the work down to " Roumelia." It contains a number of important biographical and other papers, including "Poetry," by Mr. Edmund Gosse ; "Rabelais," by Mr. Walter Besant...

Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage, 1892. (Dean and Sons.)—This work

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has now reached its "one hundred and seventy- ninth year of publication." It is divided into two nearly equal parts, each extending to between eight and nine hundred pages. The...

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We have received a second edition of The Practical Guide

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to Algiers, by George W. Harris (Philip and Son). This has been revised and enlarged, and comes with a hearty commendation from Mrs. Burton, who knows no one so capable of doing...

The Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell. With an Intro-

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duction by Thomas Hughes, Q.C. (Macmillan and Co.)—A com- plete collection of Mr. Lowell's verse, grave and gay, should be a most welcome addition to the " poet's corner " of...

Across England in a Dog - Cart, from London to St. Davids

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and Back. By James John Hissey. (Bentley.)—Mr. Hissey, who; has made frequent tours through England in his own carriage, understands the art of enjoying scenery and country...

Valencia. By Maggie Fearn. (Religious Tract Society.)—This is essentially, and

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indeed ostentatiously, a religious tale, in the sense that it is the story of a pretty, capricious, self-willed, and, in a small way, self-indulgent girl, who is brought over to...