19 MARCH 1898

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T HE country heard on Tuesday with some alarm that Lord Salisbury had suffered a slight relapse. He had driven from Hatfield to Arlington Street to hold a Cabinet Council and...

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LORD SALISBURY'S ILLNESS. F OR the moment, owing to his illness, Lord Salisbury is Premier and Mr. Balfour Foreign Secretary, and we cannot say we should be sorry if the...

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I F we are to judge only by the appearances of the hour, everything seems to be pointing to a peaceful solution of the differences between Spain and the United States. The tone...

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"HOME-RULE ALL ROUND." T HE chief comment we feel called upon

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to make, after reading the abortive debate in the House of Commons on that figment of the brain known as "Home- rule all round," is that it involves, for the - United Kingdom,...

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p ARTIES have characteristics as strongly marked, and often also as contradictory, as have individuals. At the present moment nothing is more remarkable than the conflicting...

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N O problem in all the confused welter of modern politics is quite so interesting as the fate of China, nor is there any upon which it is so difficult for a European mind to...

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CLERICAL WORK IN THE COLONIES. T HE universal passion for painting

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all new enterprises in the brightest colours that the artist's palette supplies is nowhere more predominant than in the ecclesiatical province. The world has been on the eve of...

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YOUTH v. AGE. T HE young have recently scored a point

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or two in their standing contest with the old, and it was almost time they did. For a generation past they have been beaten, as it were, at every turn. The old have become so...

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"AN Y trick is a good one until you find it out." That will be the comment of hundreds of people who read or hear about the elaborate record of Mrs. Piper's trance phenomena...

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T I HUNG CHANG is believed to be the richest man in the world. This belief certainly gains credit from a glimpse at one portion of his invested capital which has recently made...

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THE SOCIAL REVOLUTION IN CHINA. [To THE EDITOR 07 THE " SPECTATOR:1 Sin,—Having just returned from England after a seven- months' absence the change in China socially is so...

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THE HUT - TAX IN AFRICA. Pre THE EDITOR OF THE 'SPECTATOR.] Sin,—In the Spectator for March 5th there is an article on "The Position of Britain in the World" that is the most...

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[TO THE EDITOR Or THZ " SPECTATOZ.1 SIR,—Though everything is quiet now, the steady drift of events is towards a war between the United States and Spain, probably beginning...

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[TO THE EDITOR Or THE "SPECTATOR."] thank you for the supposition that I am "a human being," but although I may be "a very credulous one," I am not quite so credulous as to...


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[TO THE EDITOR Or TEl "SPECTATOR."] Sin,—In your interesting article on "Blank Verse" in the Spectator of March 12th, you allude casually to Longfellow's " Hiawatha ; " but as I...

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FAIRY GOLD. May—that's the month for gold ! The fields hold out their gowns of green Till the sun coins his yellow sheen, And fills them full as they can hold With fairy gold....

SIB, —My attention has just been called to an article

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in the current number of the Contemporary Review, in which, after referring to certain well-known Oxford names, the writer continues :— " And a Professor at the sister...


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MR. GREGORY'S LETTER-BOX, 1813-1830.* LADY GREGORY has brought together in this volume a large amount of valuable, curious, and often very amusing informa- tion relating to one...

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WE infer from certain passages in this work that M. Louis Proal is a French Judge of that upright type which, in spite of many bad features in France at the present time, is...

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AMONG the obiter dicta of the late Master of Balliol which have not found their way into his biography was one that conveyed a singular doctrine of ecclesiastical history. Con-...

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FOWLING, as dealt with in Mr. Macpherson's handsome volume, comprises all modes of taking birds other than by the use of the gun or of the hawk. It is the most ancient and one...

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TARIFF AND TRADE.* EXPERIENCE has taught us some distrust of

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a writer on an economical subject who begins by appealing to business experience as against professorial theory. We hasten to add that any misgivings we may have conceived on...

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THE ABYSSINIAN MISSION.* THE mission of Mr. Rennell Rodd to

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King Menelek of Abyssinia was a new departure on the part of this country in recognition of an important change in the present condition and possible destiny of the Abyssinian...

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THE MINOR MAGAZINES. The Expository Times for March is a good average number. The reviews of books, especially of" foreign theology," are careful and to the point. The notices...

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Sart Dictionary of the World's Press. By Henry Sell. (167 Fleet Street. 7s 6d.)—This elaborately compiled volume contains an account of all newspapers and other periodicals...

An Almanac of Twelve Sports. By William Nicholson. (W. Heinemann.)—Mr.

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Nicholson's pictures are admirable. Their style is that of the poster, in which the art of suppression is carried to the furthest limit. But where much is left out much is...

The Store of Marlborough. Told in Fifty-two Coldured Designs by

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Caron d'Ache. With a Descriptive Text by the Hon. Frances Wolseley. (Grevel and Co. 103. 6d.)—Why. the pictorial advocate of the Franco-Russian Alliance should set forth the...

, The Renaissance in Italian Art. By Selwyn Brinton. (Simpkin,

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Marshall, and Co.)—This little book, which is the first part of a series, aims at giving a sketch of the early art of Florence, Pisa, and Siena. The author approaches his...

Historical Portraits. By H. B. Wheatley. (G. Bell and Sons.

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108. 6d.)—This volume of the " Connoisseur " series gives short accounts of the principal portrait painters who were either English or who worked in England, from Holbein to...

Examples of Old Furniture, English and Foreign. Drawn and described

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by A. E. Chancellor. (Botsford. 25s.)—To the student of furniture this book will be of use, enabling him to identify styles and periods. The characteristics of different epochs...

Herbert Fry's Royal Guide to the London Charities, edited by

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John Lane (Chatto and Windus), appears in its " thirty-fourth annual edition." The lists of charities are arranged elphir- betically (a classifying index being also given), with...

Souvenir of Julius Cwsar. (Published for Mr. Tree by the

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West End Review.) — Mr. Ernest Rhys has written a short study of the tragedy, in which he points out how many sUggestions Shake- peare has adopted from Plutarch. This souvenir...


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The Sculptor. (20 Bucklersbury, E.C.)—This, the first number of a magazine devoted to sculpture, has an account of the Boadicea statue, and a variety of matter connected with...

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The Magistrate's Annual Practice, 1898. By Charles Milner Atkin- son.

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(Stevens and Sons, and Sweet and Maxwell. 18s.)—This is the third annual issue of a book intended to give Magistrates, by which term is meant generally Justices of the Peace...

The Clergy Directory, 1898 (J. S. Phillips) gives, as usual,

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the necessary information about the clergy, parishes, diocesan establishments, and patronage of the Church of England in a small compass and at a moderate price. There is also a...

MAGAZINES AND SEE= Postacemroxs.—We have received the following for March

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:—The Century, Pall Mall Magazine, St. Nicholas, Macmillan's Magazine, the Review of Reviews, Blackwood's Magazine. the Condo:11 Magazine, the North American Review. the...

How to Draw from Models and Common Objects. By W.

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E. Sparkes. (Cassell and Co.)—This is the work of a man who has had a large experience of a practical kind. As art master in a training college he has to teach teachers, an...


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Addison (W. I.), Boll of 'Graduates of University of Glasgow, 1727 to 1897, 4to (Macmillan) 21/0 Altsheler (J. A.), A. Soldier of Manhattan, or 8vo (Smith & Elder) 6/0 Audubon...

Booss RECSIVED.—Incles to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland, 1536-1810. Edited

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by Sir Arthur Vicars, Ulster King of Arms. (E. Ponsonhy, Dublin.)—Prisoners on Oath, Present and Future. By Sir Herbert Stephen, Bart. (W. Heinemann.)—The Liberty and Free Soil...

Haw Eornows.—In the "Temple Classics" (J. M. Dent and Co.),

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The Iliad of Homer, translated according to the Greek, by George Chapman, 2 vols.—A Student's Manual of English Con- stitutional History. By D. J. Medley, M.A. (B. T....

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Cheques, anti (Post-Office Orders 369 Strand) payable to "John Baker."

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NOTICE.—In future the bream to the "SPZerarea" will be published

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half-yearly, instead of yearly from January to June, and from July to December), On thl third Saturday tin January and Tull/. Cloth Cases for the Half-yearly Volumes may be...