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M R. GLADSTONE will probably move the second reading of the Franchise Bill on Monday, when Lord Randolph Churchill is to move :—" That, in the opinion of this House, any measure...

On Thursday, there was a crowded House assembled to see

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the drawing of the Birmingham "badger," as Lord Randolph Churchill had termed Mr. Chamberlain, by the Woodstock terrier. The terrier, however, turned out to be rather too little...

Mr. Chamberlain commenced his reply by a somewhat too indignant

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attack on Lord Randolph for having explicitly made in Birmingham, and made on several different occasions, a very different series of charges from those now preferred against...

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When Lord Randolph rose to attack Mr. Chamberlain, it was

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obvious that he was conscious of having to make all the play he knew. He began by referring to Mr. Gladstone's strong con- demnation of violence on the first night of the...

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The debate was continued by Mr. Muntz, the Conser- vative

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Member for North Warwickshire, who called Mr. Chamberlain's speech a fresh proof of his audacity ; by Sir Hardinge Giffard, and others ; and by Sir Stafford Northcote, who was...

The amendment to the Address moved by Mr. Harrington, impugning

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the verdicts in the trial for the Maamtrasna murders, has occupied three nights in the week, the mover attacking Lord Spencer and the Irish Administration generally with an...

The Germans have been holding their general election, but the

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results will not be known till next week, the rule that a. candidate must have a clear half of all the votes given compelling many double appeals to the polls. It is known,...

Before our next issue appears, the election to the American

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Presidency will have been decided. The issue is as doubtful as ever ; but we should say Mr. Blaine's chances had slightly in- creased, the agitation having rearoused party...

The rumours of the week from Egypt are all unfavourable;

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but there is no evidence that any of them are true. It is asserted in Cairo that Khartoum has fallen; but the officials deny it, and it is impossible that such a secret should...

The debate raised by Sir Henry Holland on Wednesday about

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South Africa, did not advance matters much, though it elicited a speech of some importance from Mr. Ashley. It is clear from that speech that the Government refuse to deal with...

On the other hand, Mr. Trevelyan, Sir William Harcourt, Mr.

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Gladstone, and the English Attorney-General all made very powerful speeches to prove that Lord Spencer had been entirely right, and had been supported by the judgment of every...

There is scarcely any reason to hope that Colonel Stewart

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has escaped. The reports from spies are unanimous ; and Lord Hartington informed the House of Commons on Monday that from the communications he had had with Lord Wolseley he was...

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It is said that the Tories seriously intend to call

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for a Com- mission of Inquiry into the state of trade and agriculture, and on Wednesday Mr. Chaplin delivered an address upon that subject. He wanted an inquiry, he said,...

The extraordinary ignorance which still exists as to the plainest

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economical laws, is well illustrated by a recent corre- spondence between Mr. Fawcett and some stupid people, who complain that the paper for postage-stamps is bought abroad....

An attempt has been made in letters to the Times,—which

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receive a certain amount of encouragement from that journal, —to advocate the appropriation of the incomes of Deaneries to Suffragan Bishoprics, and to abolish the Deans...

Lord Malmesbury, whose Reminiscences and whose sagacious worldly judgments we

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have criticised in another column, has had almost more success than his rather confused memories of his youth deserved in eliciting a letter, first from Lord Blachford, and then...

Paris is, it appears, vexed with the same problem as

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London, —the failure of the price of bread to decline with the price of flour. So great is the discontent caused by the present price of the manufactured article, that the...

Canon MacColl has achieved a remarkable success in the City

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by uniting with him the Nonconformists of his parish in an earnest effort to enlarge the usefulness of his church in Botolph Lane. On Thursday, the Dean of St. Paul's preached...

The Times correspondent in Paris wishes greatly for English mediation

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between France and China, and recommends a plan of campaign to M. Ferry which is positively absurd. He advises that the coast of China should not be attacked, that Formosa...

Bank Rate, 4 per oent. Consols were on Friday loci+

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to lool.

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LORD RANDOLPH CHURCHILL AND MR. CHAMBERLAIN. T HE reports of the debate and division of Thursday night will be read by the graver men of all parties with that sense of anxiety...

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T HERE is no justice whatever in describing the Instructions issued by the Government to Lord Wolseley on his depar- ture from Cairo for Dongola as weak and indecisive. They are...


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A FTER the debate on the Maamtrasna murder trials, we are not greatly surprised to hear that almost all the members of the Parnellite Party have declared their intention of...

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M R. MORLEY did a public service by the second half of his speech at Birmingham on Tuesday, which was really an appeal to the electors to express their view as to the future of...

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I T is a little difficult to take more than a speculative in- terest in German elections. The body of the German people, convinced that their international position is before...

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LAW COURTS AND LAY COURTS. T HE opening of the Law

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Courts this year in the month of October is as significant, perhaps more significant, an event, as it is far more unprecedented, than the opening of Par- liament before its...

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THE DREAD OF OLD AGE. T HERE is nothing to surprise

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us in the interest displayed all over the world—often in such kindly and graceful fashion—in the hundredth anniversary of Sir Moses Montefiore's birthday. Apart from the dignity...

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I F, after a four years' residence in a great Lancashire town, we were asked. to summarise the features, agreeable and the reverse, of its society—using the term in its widest...

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M R. RUSKIN'S Oxford Lectures are not so repotted, even in the Pall Mall. as to give one a clear idea of the connection between the different parts of his subject ; but we can...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] Sta,—May I remind you that what you call "a blunder" at the beginning of Mr. Trevelyan's career, finds a curious parallel in the early...


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POLITICALLY NEUTRAL CONSTITUENCIES. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIE, — You say,—" Where is the difficulty of standing neutral in a single-seat constituency ? Is not...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIR,—Your argument in respect

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to the Woman Suffrage, i.e., that women are better off when represented indirectly, is very well for those women who are in lawful possession of a man of their own, and may be...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR. "] am one of the generation of those who, fifty years ago, learned, or tried to learn to think, in the school of Coleridge. And while I...

[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—In your article

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on " Mr. Trevelyan " I find the following words :—" It is becoming more and more the belief of wise men, in spite of Carlyle's clumsy ridicule, that no good-will on the part of...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—In your current issue yon say, in an editorial note to a letter on " Woman Suffrage," that "the indirect representation of women...

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" SPECTATOR...1 Sin,—Kindly allow me a few words in answer to your corre- spondent "E. B. H.," who seems to forget that real unanimity of opinion among earnest religious...


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This memoir, judged as a whole, is undoubtedly one of great and permanent interest. But we wish, in spite of Mr. Fronde'a flowing and brilliant style, that it could have been...


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SAMUEL RABBETH. [" Greater love bath no man than this,"] It was an offering rare that thou didst yield To this poor world and Him who died for thee. Few nobler deeds of...

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own reputation, Lord Malmesbury has made no blander in publishing these Memoirs. They are garrulous, ill- digested, occasionally indiscreet, and full of errors of memory ; but...

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THE Hibbert Lectures of Dr. Reville form delightful reading. The impression, however, which the book has made on us, is that it is more the work of an artist and an advocate,...

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LANCELOT WARD.* Tuts story presents a more hopeless farrago of

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worn-out incidents, shadowy characters, and dull, but malicious political disquisitions than is often presented even in Tory political novels. The style and grammar, as Well as...

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Sin MOSES MONTEFIORE'S century of existence has certainly been a century of active life; and it has been consecrated, with his wealth, his position, and his energies, to the...

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DR. HOLDEN'S " CECONOMICUS OF XENOPHON."* WE have expressed more

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than once in these columns our regret at the narrow limits, seldom extending beyond the demands of educational utility, within which the work of classical scholar- ship in this...

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The Inferno of Dante. A Translation, with Notes and an

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Intro- ductory Essay. By James Sibbald. (David Douglas, Edinburgh.)— The Inferno has, naturally, not been in such favour with translators as the Purgatorio. There is much that...


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Hard Battles for Life and Usefulness. By the Rev. I. Inches Hillocks. With an Introduction by the Rev. Walter C. Smith, D.D. (W. Swan Sonnenechein and Co.)—The best part of Mr....

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The Atomic Theory of Lucretius. By John Masson, M.A. (Bell

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and Sons.)—Mr. Masson's object is to contrast the theory of Lucretius —(or rather, of the Greek philosophers from whom the Roman poet derived it)—with modern doctrines of atoms...

Indian Game. By William Rice. (W. H. Allen and Co.)—Some

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years ago, General Rice published a book about tiger-hunting. Some scenes from this have been reproduced in the volume before us; and there has been prefixed a great quantity of...

R. collections of John Pounds. By Henry Hawkes, B.A. (Williams

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and Norgate.)—Every one may not remember that John Pounds was the philanthropic cobbler of Portsmouth. "Philanthropic," indeed, is scarcely the right adjective for the man. It...

Foxglove Manor. By Robert Buchanan. 3 vols. (Chatto and Windus.)—We

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deeply regret to see the name of Mr. Robert Buchanan on the title-page of such a novel as this, which we could not truth. fully characterise without using epithets that we...

The Sixth Book of the .Eneid. Translated into English heroic

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verse. By J. W. Moore, M.A. (Parker and Co.)—Mr. Moore tries hard to persuade us that heroic rhyme is a better vehicle for the translation of Virgil than blank verse. We cannot...

A Week of Passion. By Edward Jenkins. 3 vole. (Remington

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and Co.)—This is beyond doubt a powerful novel. It is disfigured, indeed, by various blemishes, more or less serious, but the ability with which it is constructed and the...

Antinous : an Historical Romance. By George Taylor (Professor Hanstrath).

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Translated from the German by "J. D. M." (Long- mans.)—A great interest, in which, however, there is mingled something of a sinister kind, attaches to the personality of...

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POETRY. — The Lady of Ranza, and other Poems. By. G. Eyre.

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(Alex. Gardner, Paisley.)—The principal poem in this volume is a story of love and battle, formed on the ordinary type, and told in indifferent verse. Mr. Eyre has not caught...

An Amateur Angler in Dove Dale. (Sampson Low and Co.)—"

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How I Spent my Three Weeks' Holiday," is the second title of this little volume. The writer makes no pretences or attempts to disguise the truth. He was, he frankly says, an...

Hygiene : a Manual of Personal and Public Health. By

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Arthur Newsholme, M.D. (Gill and Sons.)—Dr. Newsholme discourses on "Food" and "Diet," on "Fermented Drinks," on " Water," on " Ventilation," " Clothing," " Sewage," "...

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THE EXPLORERS OF CENTRAL ASIA.* THIS is a flagrant, but acknowledged, and from its opportune- ness perhaps justifiable, piece of book-making. It consists of abstracts, with...

?Literary 0tippiriiiriit.

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so sane and bright a mind as Sydney Smith, it is hardly possible to learn too much ; and Mr. Reid's im- portant though modest supplement to Lady Holland's biography of him...

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A COUPLE OF ONE-VOLUME NOVELS.* Personal Recollections of Peter Stonnor,

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Esq., is a record of practical jokes narrated autobiographically by their unconscious victim, and the substitution of the words "practical joking" for " personal " in the title...

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MR. DAY'S COLLACON.* THIS is the flourishing age of book-makers,

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and Mr. Day may be credited with having produced the bulkiest collection of quota- tions extant. It is difficult to say what use can be made of this * Day's Collation : an...

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Or all the departments of modern Greek literature, perhaps none is so fully represented as that of translations. At all times in the course of the last four centuries, the...

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A STRONG effort, and one worthy of all encouragement, is being made to train deaf children upon the German or " oral " system, so that dumbness may be abolished. The advantages...

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virtue, but is not of itself sufficient to make a man poeticaL It may arouse and quicken poetical gifts, but it can do no more. We are prepared to admit that Mr. Clark Kennedy...

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The Temple of the Andes. By Richard Inwards. (Vincent Brooks

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and Day.)—The temple which Mr. Inwards describes is situated in Peru, near Lake Titiaca, and nearly 13,000 feet above the level of the sea, and is a very remarkable monument of...

Under Two Queens. By John Huntly Skrine. (Macmillan.)—This volume of

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"Lyrics written for the Tercentenary Festival of the Found- ing of Uppingham School," though primarily interesting to a limited public, has so much literary merit, that it...