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The Pope has created six more Cardinals. Two of them,

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Mgri. Giannelli and Bartolini, are Italians of no eminence ex- cept as officials of the ecclesiastical departments in Rome, but the other four are men of considerable mark in...

Mr. Disraeli must certainly be aiming at producing by his

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Government the effect of a perfect artistic contrast or foil to that of his predecessor. Mr. Gladstone's Government was said by its enemies to be a Government of strenuousness...

We should not wonder if some trouble were at hand

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in • Burtnah. It is evidently suspected that the attack on the British Expedition to Western China and the murder of Mr. Margary were prompted by the Burmese Court, and it is...

We mentioned last week that the Bill introduced by Mr.

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Assheton Cross to create and endow a Bishopric of St. Albans, did not look very like any intention on the part of the Govern- ment to give the cordial support they appeared to...


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iur BUFFET read to a frigid Assembly yesterday week a sum- Ale mary of the principles of the new Government, and chal- lenged fer it some expression of immediate disapproval, if...

The tone of M. d'Audiffret-Pasquier is very different from that

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of M. Buffet. He was on Monday elected President of the National Assembly by 415 votes to 30 given to M. Martel, and -8 to M. Laboulaye, and on Tuesday told the Assembly that...

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

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A conversation arose in the House of Lords on Thursday

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on the point whether the Government intended to propose a revision of the Marriage Laws of the United Kingdom, in conformity with the recommendations of the Commission which...

The penal Bill disendowing without disestablishing the Roman Church in

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Prussia is sure to pass, and it is even stated that it is to be followed by severer measures intended to destroy the Roman Catholic Episcopacy altogether, by making the lay...

Mr. Goschen took the second reading of the Bill intended

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to limit the Scotch Banks of Issue to Scotland on Wednesday last. We have discussed the subject elsewhere, but may add here that. in the short debate which ensued Mr. Gladstone...

Mr. Watkin Williams pointed out, in a very sensible letter

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to Tuesday's Times, that the real ground of the unpopularity with the Bar of the Court of Appeal proposed in the Judicature Act is simply that it is not a really independent and...

Earl Stanhope, in a letter to the Times, agrees with

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us in con- demning the proposal to remove the scene of the Oxford Encwnia to the Divinity School and to abolish Commemoration Week. He suggests that rowdyism should be prevented...

The Government has been firm on the Regimental Exchanges Bill,

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which has passed the Commons, and is going to be firm on the Artisans Dwellings Bill, which Mr. Cross, in spite of much criticism, especially from Mr. Fawcett, who affirms that...

Nothing, however, could be apparently less welcome to the Government

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than the notion of taking anything big in hand, whether on a favourable opportunity or otherwise. Sir Stafford Northcote, having made a speech showing that he understood the...

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The Indian Budget was presented in Calcutta on March 14,

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and has been telegraphed to London, and is further explained by papers presented to Parliament. It shows that during the year 1873-74 the expenditure exceeded the revenue by...

The Times' Paris Correspondent says Baron de Waldeck, a painter,

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living in Paris, is 108 years old. There is a case which ought to be susceptible of thorough verification, and in one way a very important one. The best argument the doubters...

The law or custom of succession to the Chinese throne

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appears to be gradually becoming clear. Like everything else Chinese, it is quite unique, very odd, and not a little inconvenient. In the event of an Emperor dying childless,...

Two men were tried for passing bad coin at the

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Herefordshire Assizes. One named Craddock was acquitted. Another named Kent, whom counsel said Craddock had tempted, was convicted. Craddock on quitting the dock whispered to...

The last debate on the Regimental Exchanges Bill came off

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on Monday and Tuesday. The Government refused to accept any amendment, applied their majority, and carried the Bill through a Committee unscathed. The final debate, however, was...

Many readers of the Spectator will have heard of the

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school for poor Italian working-men and boys which was founded by Mazzini in Hatton Garden. The management of this school has now fallen into the hands of a certain number of...

It has been asserted that we did not correctly state

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last week the grounds on which the Commissioners in Lunacy ordered the discharge of Miss Wood, the lady whose soul cleaves unto the New Forest Shakers, but whose kelations will...

Ramon Cabrera, Conde de Morella, has, it is stated, started

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for Spain, to arrange a " convenio " between King Alphonso and the Carlists. As the most successful leader of the party from 1833 to 1839, he has great influence with them, and...

Consols were at the latest date 94-3.

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M. BUFFET'S DECLARATION. T HE declaration of lffinisterial principles which M. Buffet put forth yesterday week has caused a dissatisfaction which has since grown almost into...

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P ROTESTANTS as well as Catholics are pleased to hear of Archbishop Manning's elevation to the Cardinalate. A heretical nation must be glad to find that its greatest religious...

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T HE Cabinet have given another proof of the radical weak- ness which seems to be almost the very principle of the present Government. The Prime Minister eats his own words as...

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T 1:114 Church of England i said to be the richest in the- world, and certainly includes among its worshippers an unusual number of millionaires, but the difficulty it finds in...

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1VOTHING can surpass the dullness of Europe from the 1.1 point of view of the journalist and politician—except its disquiet. Toryism is everywhere in the ascendant, and Toryism...

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I F the Government Bill on Tenant-right were only serious. if it were not over - ridden by the Contract Clauses, which allow an owner to exempt himself from its provisions, if...

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W E have never felt any doubt at all that the process known in the terminology of Evangelical Churches as ' conver- sion ' is in very many cases indeed a real one, though it is...

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ITHERE is a sentence in Mr. Gladstone's speech of Monday, on Military Exchanges, which the rich in England will do well to lay to heart. They are accustomed to allow that wealth...

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Cruelty to Animal s' appear to be taking their time in relation to the subject of Vivisection. It is admitted on all hands that the present law -against cruelty to animals,...

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MR. GLADSTONE AND THE IRISH CATHOLICS. [TO TUB EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:1 Srn,—There is an inaccuracy in my recital of Mr. Gladstone's statements concerning the Protestation...


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SIR,—As one who takes considerable interest in the questions connected with the controversy that has arisen out of Mr. Glad- stone's criticisms on the Vatican Decrees, I have...


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SIR,—The Spectator's own idea of what is "fairly straight- forward" probably differs enough from "An Irish Catholic's 't to ensure the insertion of the following note of...

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MR. PATTLSON'S "ISAAC CASAUBON.". IT may seem but vulgar praise to say of history or biography that it is as interesting as a romance. Nor would it appear to be ap- propriate...

(TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:1 :Sut,—The Irish Catholic

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whose letter you publish professes to be at a loss to "conceive where Mr. Gladstone can have dis- covered any assurance from the Irish Catholics, not merely that Papal...


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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE “Bvscrrevoa.1 Silt, — Will you allow me to make one or two remarks upon this subject, by way of explanation of the course adopted by the University...

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THERE seems no reason to doubt that this is a very complete collection of the songs of Lancashire. It includes alike tales of three centuries and a quarter old, and the poetic...

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[SECOND NOTICE.] An attempt to compress into limits like ours any statement of what we hold to be the answer to the great problem which has • Vie Methods of Ethic?. By Henry...

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[SECCIIM NOTICE.] Dr the pottery which forint' : a piorninent feature in Dr. Salle- mann's discoveries, four classes are especially important. First, those vases which have a...

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MR. Swns - nunble is doing an important service to students of Elizabethan letters in republishing the works of George Chapman, known to most general readers only by name, and...

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The Portfolio. March. (Seeleys.)—The attractive illustration of this number is the fac-simile engraving of "A Girl carrying a Lamb," after M. W. A. Boug-noreau. Fac -simile...

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The Curate of Slisre. By the Rev. Charles Anderson. (Henry

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S. King and Co.)—Mr. Anderson describes his book "as a record of parish reform, with its attendant religions and social problems." His curate is one of the men, a class, one_...

The Decline of the Roman Republic. By George Long. Vol.

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V. (Bell And Sons.)—Mr. Long here concludes what, with all its faults, is a work of sterling value. The faults, indeed, are of form and manner, rather than of substance. It may...

The Diary of B.M. the Shah of Persia. By J.

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W. Redhouse. (Murray.)—Having already given at some length our impressions of this Diary when it appeared (partly translated and partly analysed by Herr Schindler) in the...

Studies in Verse.. By Charles Grant. (John Pearson.)—These verses have

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a good deal of feeling in them, but they want strength. There is simplicity, nature, at times some music in them, but even the best seem to fall short of the- impression they...

As Innocent as a Baby. 3 vols. (Bentley.)—This is one

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of the novels which we should like to disroiss, if such a criticism were likely to satisfy either the public or the author, with the simple comment "good." We found it very...

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We have to notice the Thirty - fourth issue of the Local

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Government Directory. (Knight.)—" The Local Government Board "is the first item in the table of contents. With this we have a table giving the Inspectors and the...