19 JULY 1879

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On Tuesday, the debate on Flogging entered on a new

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phase. Lord Hartingtou, who, even while rebuking Mr. Chamberlain on the previous Monday, had intimated that he supported flog- ging only because the Government deemed it...

Should Cetewayo still hold out, Ulundi would be stormed in

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a few days, General Newdigate's column and Sir Evelyn Wood's being actually in sight of the kraal, though large bodies of Zulus lie between them and Ulundi, and intend, it is...


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T HE latest intelligence from Zululand comes down to July 1st, and points distinctly towards peace. The great kraals near Ulundi having been burnt by the advancing columns,...

On Thursday, therefore, Lord Hartington moved that no legislation which

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"provides for the permanent retention of cor- poral punishment for military offences would be satisfactory to the House." He affirmed most positively that he and his friends had...

Lord Cranbrook made a great party speech at the Crystal

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Palace on Wednesday, to the West Kent Conservative Associa- tion, in which he exulted that, at all events, that division of Kent, —West Kent,—had never been " polluted " by the...

The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuecript in any, case.

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The Government have almost smuggled a Bill through Parlia- ment

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placing an income-tax of 1 per cent. on the incomes of Charities, for the purpose of paying the expenses of the Charity Commission. The friends of the Charities are indignant,...

Mr. Parnell's motion of yesterday, week disapproving the action of

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the Speaker in ordering notes to be taken of the pro- ceedings of Committees without any communication with the House, was supported by himself and Mr. O'Connor Power, in...

The Prince Imperial was buried on Saturday, at Chislehurst, with

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a stately military ceremonial, the Queen herself depositing a wreath of laurels in gold upon the coffin ; and the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Connaught, the Duke of Cambridge,...

The Committee on Foreign Wines has reported against the existing

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method of calculating the duties. We now levy a duty of a shilling a gallon on wine below the alcoholic strength of twenty-six degrees, and of half-a-crown on wine above that...

In the House of Commons discussion upon the course of

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business on Monday, Lord Hartington fell foul of Sir Robert Peel, whom he described as "the most irregular Member in the House," an expression which he qualified, when Sir...

The unmeaning Bill called the Irish University Bill passed its

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second reading on Monday, and its third on Tuesday, in the House of Lords, in the former case after a slight discussion, in which Lord }hilly made a very telling criticism upon...

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On Tuesday Lord Truro introduced into the House of Lords

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-a Bill to abolish absolutely all vivisection of vertebrate animals, —an impracticable and even undesirable proposal, since every vaccination and inoculation is—under the terms...

Mr. Tracy Turnerelli is going for his holiday, leaving the

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re- jected wreath, "fully paid for," in the hands of his banker, and leaving, he says, his " efforts" to serve Lord Beaconsfield "to a just, unbiassed, and discriminating...

Last Saturday, Lord Beaconsfield distributed the prizes gained in the

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Westminster Industrial Exhibition of Technical Inven- tions. In praising the exhibition, he ventured the very ques- tionable dictum that in a great many people "vice is sheer...

Lord Carnarvon said that of 481 experiments licensed, only sixteen

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had been accompanied by appreciable pain. But the question is whether those sixteen ought to have been permitted, and whether they did not involve torture rather than pain. We...

The Bankruptcy Bill has been talked out. The Attorney , General

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on Wednesday proposed the second reading, and. after a sensible debate, during which Mr. Serjeant Simon proposed the total abolition of the bankruptcy process, leaving debtors...

It seems not impossible that the French Senate, instead of

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deferring the consideration of M. Jules Ferry's Education Bill till next Session, may strike out its most objectionable clause, Clause 7, and pass it at once, In the Bureau on...

Bishop Piers Claughton and the Bishop of Peterborough have had

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a short controversy in the Times this week on the effect of the new Rubric proposed by Convocation in relation to the Athanasian Creed. Bishop Claughton maintains that the only...

Consols were on Friday 97i to 98.

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PRINCE BISMARCK'S NEW ATTITUDE. P RINCE BISMARCK'S speech of Wednesday week, and the startling announcement which has immediately fol- lowed the prorogation of the German...

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T HE splendid gathering at the funeral of the Prince Im- perial testifies strongly to two of the great changes which have passed over Europe in recent years,—the extinction of...

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T ORD HARTINGTON has unmistakably changed his IJ opinion about Flogging, and it is not unnatural that his opponents should think he has changed it for party reasons, and...

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W E should be loth to affirm that India is in any danger from the Eastward that statesmen would be prudent in taking into practical account. The danger to India from China, if...

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O F course there were no " negotiations " with the Roman Catholics in February last concerning an Irish University Bill, Lord Beaconsfield says so, and Mr. Lowther says so, and...

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G REAT as the victory of the Bishops in Convocation looked last week, it looks greater still now. They have not only subdued the representatives of the Clergy—that, con-...

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W E rather envy the man who, on the eve of a General Election, has discovered the Scottish S.P.C.K. question. It is not merely that he has "found a silver vein" of some hundreds...

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T if E Bishop of Peterborough has earned some right to be thought a thoroughly manly Bishop. He was not ashamed to say that if, between the two frightful evils of drunkenness...

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M R. JOHN HOLLINGSHEAD, lessee of the Gaiety, is exult- ant over his profits, and lest anybody should over-rate them, he takes the whole world into his confidence. London paid...

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WORD SWORTH' S LIMITS. [To TIM EDITOR. OF TRH SPECTATOR,1 SIR,—In your article last week, on "How to Popularize Words- worth," you remark that he "is not, and never will be, a...


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(TO TIM EDITOR 01' THE " SPEOTATOR:) SIR, — In ease Mr. Lowe should not send a rejoinder to the answer given to him in your last number, may I presume to ask a question or two...


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ins and outs of the debates in Convocation, are no doubt, sufficiently perplexing to any one who was not present. I have, however, carefully read the report in the Guard/at, and...

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TUE "BLACK AND WHITE" EXHIBITION AT THE EGYPTIAN HALL. [SECOND NOTICE.] As showing the pictorial capacities of our recent island acqui- sition, the four etchings, No. 144, by...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE EPEOTATOR.") Sra,—You were good enough a year ago to insert in your columns a letter referring to the movement then lately initiated by the Senate of the...

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JOHN CALDIGA.TE.* WITH one recent exception, we mean the little Irish tale, An Eye for an Eye, there has been so great a falling-off in Mr. Anthony Trollope's recent novels...

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worth while to criticise in detail, as far as its renderings from the Greek are concerned, the work of scholars so accomplished as are Messrs. Butcher and Lang. There are...

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WE had read this bright little story with zest, and were about to praise it with a clear conscience, when, as luck would have it, we chanced on Mr. Frederick Harrison's lecture...

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THE DANGERS OF JOINT-STOCK BANKING.* Tim volume will, we think,

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add to the reputation of the author as a writer who combines a grasp of economical principles, * Banking Reform. By A. J. Wilson. London: Longraana and Co. 1870‘ with...

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IT is always pleasant to read of flowers—which, to some of us, are dear as friends—when a man knows how to write about them. Mr. Bright loves a garden, and has written his notes...

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Modern Philosophy, from Descartes to Sehopenhauer and Hartmann. By Francis

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Bowen. (Sampson Low.)—Translations of the writings of philosophers are as the author says, apt to be much more obscure than the originals ; and what we want, if we care at all...

Wild Life in a Southern County. By the Author of

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"The Game- keeper at Home." (Smith and Elder.)—The writer comes with an introduction which cannot fail to secure him a welcome. He has already shown himself to be a genuine...


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The Philebus of Plato. Edited by Charles Badham, D,D. Second Edition. (Williams and Norgate.)—Dr. Badham's work is sure to be good and scholarly. As an °mender of corrupt...

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The Church Missiomary Atlas. With Thirty-one Maps, Chronolo- gical Chart,

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&c. (Church Missionary House : Seeleys.)—This is the sixth edition of a work which was originally published in 1857. Its originator was the Rev. W. Knight, but in its present...

Entombed Alice, and other Songs and Ballads. From the Chinese.

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By George Carter Stmt. (William 11. Allen and Co.)—It was a mistake to put such a very ghastly performance as "Entombed Alive" in the first of this collection, though it gives a...

Common Mimi Troubles, and The Secret of a Clear Head.

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By J. Mortimer Granville. (Hardwick° and Bogne.)—These are two little books which deserve considerable praise. in both Dr. Granville gives his renders some shrewd advice, and...

Heronden ; Or, Some Passages of Country Life. 2 vo l e .

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By G. Goldney. (Provost.)—We are to consider this, we suppose, a first Work, If so, we look upon it as showing very considerable promise. The improvement which is discernible...

Church and State ; Chiefly in notation to Scotland. By

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Robert Rainy, D.D., lord Moncrieff, and A. Taylor Innes. (Nelson and 601113.)—Wo can speak highly of the ability and candour with which these essays, for the most part, arc...

Sketches of French History. By T. Adolphus Trollope. (Bickers and

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Son.)—These sketches are, for the most part, reprinted from vari- ous periodicals. "They consist," the author tolls us, "of passages from history, chosen for the sake of the...

Lcssing's Dramatic Works. Vol. II. Ernest Boll, M.A. (George Bell

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and Sons.)—This volatile contains eight of Lessing's plays (comedies) ; of those, tho first five are now for the first time trans- lated into English. " Damon ; or, True...

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An Historical Sketch of the Life of Our Lord. By

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W. T. Gordon, M.A, (Blackwood and Sons.)—This book is not intended by its author, nor is it suitable from its plan, to be placed side by side with the works of a similar title...

The Globe Encyclopedia. Vol. VI. Edited by 3. M. Ross,

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LL,D. (T. C. Jack, Edinburgh.)—This is the concluding volume of Messrs. Jack's compact and well got-up encycloptcdia, the publication of which was begun at the close of 1874....

NOVE Ls. — All the World's a Stage. By Mary A. M.

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Hoppus. 3 vols. (Sampson Low and Co.)—This is a clover novel of life, by a writer who evidently has a good knowledge of the social and political affairs of the last thirty...

s c hiner's William Tell. Translated into English Verse, with an Introductory

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Essay, by D. C. Campbell. (Williams and Norgate.)— Schiller's great historic name can scarcely win a wider popularity in Germany than that which his genius has long ago achieved...

The Dark Shadow ; or, the Blast. A Tale. (R.

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Washbourno.) —This is a small book, with many purposes, some of them (such as the desire to help prisoners on their discharge by giving them a reasonable hope of better things ;...

We have received from Mr. Murray the sixteenth edition of

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his capital Handbook for Travellers in Switzerland, which is now bound up in two parts, for convenience, the second part being devoted to the Alps of Savoy and Piedmont. Plans...

The Kingdom of Judah, by the Author of "The Wide,

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Wide World" (Nisbet and Co.), one of the "Golden Ladder Series," contains in a remarkable degree that mingling of luxury and piety so notice- able in the works of some American...