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On Thursday, the debate had much more spirit. It was

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opened by Mr. Bentinck, who expressed the longing for Australia which he felt for the first time on hearin g that in that colony there were no Liberals or Conservatives ; — he...

Gambetta arrived in Paris on 26th June, and left ou

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the 28th for Bordeaux, where he delivered a speech on the 29th. He is said to have accepted the present Government, declaring that a Government which could make laws, raise...

Monday's debate on the Ballot was one of the dreariest

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and 'fri g idest of the whole session, though it commenced with a pro- misin g speech in its favour from Mr. Henry James (Q.C., M.P. for Taunton), who was as candid' as to the...

Mr. Forster urged with his usual force the argument that

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the recent addition of so many needy electors to the electorate made it essential they should be properly protected in the exercise of their vote, and maintained that bribery...


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T HE French Loan of £80,000,000 has been a great success. Inspired, it would seem, by the defeat of the Socialists, by the financial speech of M. Thiers, and by the apparent...

Lord Harlington spoke in favour of the Ballot for Ireland,

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declaring his belief that in many places it would set the electors free to support the Government, and that even if Ireland sent up a united " Home-Rule " party, it would be...

The Prussian system does not appear entirely to prevent quarrels

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between employers and workmen, while it makes them terribly serious when they do come. On 28th June the men employed at the ironworks of Konigshiitte, near Breslau, in Prussian...

41 ,,,* The Edttors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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Mr. Disraeli's speech was only directed to show that all

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the evils against which the Ballot was directed are ou the decline, and to stick a few pins into his opponent. It seemed obvious that his i own objection to the Ballot was not...

A good deal of discussion has arisen at the latest

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meetings of the London School Board as to compulsory subjects. " Social economy" is to be taught to both boys and girls, though not prac- tical cooking and washing even to the...

Mr. Oilgcr on Monday delivered a lecture on the International,

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but we cannot make out from it what position he assumes. Ile repudiates bloodshed and fire-raising as means, but is far from explicit about the end. Does he or does he not...

The London School Board has agreed upon its general scheme•

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of education in a report brought up by Professor Huxley,—who- was the chairman of the Committee which drew it, and has won himself a deservedly conspicuous position on the Board...

sry great extension of the suffrage, and on the proportional

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in- --es., ewe in the number and weight of those considerations which suire secrecy. A small body exercisins very responsible duties (4 n behalf of others, must vote in public...

The Government has decided to strengthen the Judicial Committee of

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Privy Council. The amount of property under litigation from India alone between 18U3 and 1868 was .C13,390,000, but the Treasury cannot bring itself to give full salaries. The...

Some scandal has been given at Rome by the conduct

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of an English peer, which seems, however, to have been rather impru- dent than scandalous. The Earl of Gainsborough and his son went there on deputation to the Pope, and while...

Yesterday week Mr. Ayrton threw down the glove once more

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to. Mr. Edward Barry and his friends in the House of Commons by a deliberate attack ou him for wasting the public money. He said, in answer to Mr. G. C. Bentinek, that it was...

On the first division which took place on the question

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of adjournment, the "mechanical majority,"—in this case not quite mechaui,jal,—was 122 (340 against 218). On the question of going into Committee itself, the "mechanical...

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The Cobden Club,—.which, in curious contrast to the nature of

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the man whom it commemorates, assembles but to dine and talk, .—hold its annual meeting last Saturday, when the talking, under Lord Granville's presidency, was, as we must...

Mr. Bernal Osborne has given notice that on Monday he

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will ask the Home Secretary if the ends of justice are not likely to be promoted by passing a Bill enabling the Chief Justice of the Common Pleas (Hr. Justice Bovill) to sit...

The annual dinner at the Trinity House, attended by every-

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body except pilots, came off on Saturday. The Duke of Edin- burgh, the Master, and the Prince of Wales, proposed the toasts in speeches of the usual sort, and the replies were...

Direct telegraphic communication has now been established between Shanghai and

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London, and on 28th June a message, dated that morning, was received from Mr. Markham, Acting Consul at that port. It announced that the expedition recently despatched by the...

On the evening of Tuesday Mr. Beresford Hope attacked sthe

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Chief Commissioner of Works again, denominating him, in relation to his claim to teach the public manners, " the -Chesterfield of the nineteenth century" (transformed by the...

Lord Granville's speech chiefly dwelt on the satisfaction with -which

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Mr. Cobden would have regarded his success in keeping this English people, the " moat combative" of existing races, out of the war, and in showing the difficulty of doing so he...

Consols were on Friday 02i to 921.

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Lord Lyveden on Tuesday brought up the question of the

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right of the Indian Government to impose a rate for education on pro- perty hold under the Perpetual Settlement. We have discussed the general question of these rates elsewhere,...

Mr. West on Wednesday withdrew a Bill which will one

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day be quoted as evidence of the social system of England in 1870. lie wanted to abolish the power of churchwardens to allot seats in churches, and so to make every seat...

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M. TRIERS AND HIS POLICY. "IVV E must not allow our dislike for M. Thiers' pseudo- Republic, a Republic maintained by the bayonet and subjected to a dictatorship, to blind us...


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A fR. LOWE was thought a terrible pessimist for predicting in , 1 the debates on the Reform Bill of 1866 the speedy advent of that dead-level democracy, in which molehills would...

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T HE Peers ought to understand India better than the Commons, for they have more instinctive conservatism, and India is conservative to the toes, but in their little debate on...

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W E suggested a year or more ago that Mr. Ayrton, having really earned some forbearance,—if it be unreasonable (as no doubt it is) to speak of any feeling so tender as gratitude...

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W E do not feel certain that the Government could not, if 1 1' V it pleased, effect a compromise with the Lords upon the Army Bill. Upon the main principle of that Bill, the...

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QOOTLAND is becoming restive under a keen sense of Ll Parliamentary neglect, hard to endure because so thoroughly undeserved. For more than twenty years she has been striving to...

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good one for the public, as it gives unknown men a fair chance, widens the area of knowledge in the newspaper offices, and enables those who understand particular subjects to...

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G EORGE ELIOT has given us in the July number of Mac- millan's Magazine another striking and touching poem on the mingled selfishness and disinterestedness of the impulses of...

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XXVIII.—JAMES TT has been the misfortune of Roman Catholicism in England 1 that the only two Sovereigns since the Reformation who have openly identified themselves with its...

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PRESENT POSITION OF PHILOSOPHY IN GERMANY. Berlin, 24th June, 1871. TUE interest always felt throughout England and Scotland in the prevailing forme of philosophical thought...

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A VIEW OF THE ATONEMENT. (To THE EDITOR OP TED `. SPECTATOR:1 SID, —Will you kindly allow me to express through your , columns a thought suggested by - a sentence in your...


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[TO TUN EDITOR OF rims " SPIDOTAT011.1 Sin,—I think that there are very few of your readers who have not felt unmixed pleasure at your article on "A Book of Common Praise,"...

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And know not the wine in my blood,— Bacchante ! Nor Christian, nor human,— Bacchante I Nor evil nor good. "Repentant "? Because men desired me ? " Sobered"? Can wine be made...


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FRANCE BEFORE EUROPE.* THIS pamphlet of M. Michelet (for such it really is, though it exceeds the usual dimensions of a pamphlet) has already passed under a censorship far more...

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FLATTERING homage to the dramatic genius of England is un- ostentatiously rendered in a few of the earlier pages of this book. The title-page bearing the imprint of Philadelphia...

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IT is a universal feeling that if it were not for the courage and fearlessness of the young, who do not wait to count too carefully the cost, the work of the world would hardly...

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WE notice these two books together because they are both. intended to illustrate the works of the same author, Except in * Men): ,Select Letters, ronMA Enrelish Introdnetions,...

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TirE practicability of an overland route for travel and traffic between the south-west part of China and British Burinah has long been discussed. But Mr. Cooper, being more...

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time, when educational measures are prominently before the public, wo hail with great satisfaction a work on the education of the hitherto much-neglected class of the blind. We...

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"CAPTAIN CHARLES EaEteroN VERSCHOYLE, 17th Lancers," comes home from the Crimea wounded and an invalid. Walking, while Ito is yet too weak for the exertion, through the streets...

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The Book of Preserves. By Jules Gouff3, translated from the

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French , by Alphonse Gouff6. (Sampson Low.)—M. Jules Gouff6 is chef to the• Paris Jockey Club ; his translator is "head pastrycook to Her Majesty the Queen ;" recommendations...

Pilgrimage to the Caaba and Charing Cross, By Hafiz Ahmed

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Hassan. (W. H. Allen and 0o.)—The author of this book was in the service of the Nawab of Tonk, and the purpose of his book may be supposed to be, under the form of relating a...


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Materials and Models for Greek and Latin Prose Composilion. Selected and arranged by J. Y. Sargent and T. F. Dallin. (Rivingtons.)—The idea on which this volume is constructed...

The Prophets and Kings of the Old Testament. A Series

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of Sermons preached in the chapel of Lincoln's Inn by Frederick Denison Maurice, M.A. Third edition. (Macmillan.) 1871.—This is a now edition of one of Mr. Maurice's fluost...