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The least wise and least fair part of Mr. Forater's

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speech was his criticism on the Minority principle. He made it appear that its object was to secure the third seat in three-cornered boroughs for the party left in the...


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T HESE Fenians will not let us off without hanging some of them. They tarn up in the most improbable places, and insult society at large in little groups of desperate men bent...

Count Bismarck has just published a most important circular letter

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on the Salzburg interview, which has already given great offence in France. Its tone is intentionally haughty, and even imperious in the noli me tangere vein, and we can easily...

The North German Federal Budget is not as yet a

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very im- posing one. Turning dollars into English money, the expenditure is about 10,823,000/., of which 10,350,0001. is called ordinary, and 473,0001. extraordinary...

Mr. Forster made a very able and elaborate speech to

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his Brad- ford constituents on Tuesday,—apologetic for the Tories, con- ciliatory to the Government, sympathetic and courteous, rather than strongly loyal to Mr....

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One other very grave charge, which no impartial person will

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receive on such utterly untrustwo rthy evidence as Bishop Gray's, that pre- late brought against Dr. Coleus° :—" That bishop, who had himself fallen away from the faith, but...

At Salisbury the other day, Dr. Gray, Bishop of Capetown,

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after exuding preliminary saccharine matter about his love for his brother of Natal, brought his charge against him :—" What was it that he [Dr. Gray] had left behind him in his...

Mr. Disraeli does the country squire better and better every

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year. Most men, beginning by being local, become rather more universal as their experience widens, but Mr. Disraeli goes the other way. Just as Hegel's Idea starts from " pure...

Archdeacon Denison has presented a memorial to the Arch- bishop

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of Canterbury, pointing out the great " unreality" that will attach to the Conference of Bishops, if it does not discuss the one thing all the Bishops, and almost all the...

There must be surely some very refined enjoyment in getting

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your member not only face to face with you, but on his legs, quite apart from any word which may happen to pass "the bar- rier of his teeth." For the third time within three...

The Bishop of Louisiana, in his sermon at St. Lawrence's

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Church, explained oneof the chief reasons of the loss of our American colonies to the British Crown,—the omission to send out a single Anglican bishop before the great...

Lord Dufferin opened the Social Science Congress on Wednesday night

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at Belfast, in a speech in which he is stated to have defined the object of Social Science as "the acquisition of such knowledge as shall enable the human community to reach the...

Mr. Rochfort Clark, who has been expressing to the Bishop

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of St. David's his fear and expectation of the return of idolatry—image worship—to England, will be horrified to learn that an idol of the goddess Ceres, executed in corn,—head...

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Some of Mr. Tupper's admirers are anxious, " now at

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length, to give him a testimonial, " in acknowledgment of his services to literature and religion." One of the most zealous of them appeals to the public in the following...

Sir J. P. Grant, the Governor of Jamaica, has published

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a - very masterly minute in answer to some remonstrances he has received from the parishes of St. Ann's and Trelawny against his new taxes. He shows that he did not put on new...

An increased quantity of Stock having been absorbed by the

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public, and the Government Broker having continued his pur- chases on account of the Sinking Fund, Home Securities have been firm this week. In prices, however, very little...

A correspondent, " Viator,". writes to us to remove an

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impres- sion which he thinks may be produced by a .statement of our rather flighty correspondent, " A Wife on Her Travels," with respect to a particular inn at Bale. That...

A statue is to be raised to the memory of

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the late Lord Dun- Irellin, liberal M.P. for A Galway, by his constituents, we suppose in commemoration of the successful amendment in favour of rating -which turned out Lord...

We were mistaken in saying last week that the Manchester

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Trades' Outrages' Commission had produced any evidence of out- rages sanctioned by any other than the Brickmakers' 'Union. That is at present the only Union there inculpated,...

Mr. Hamilton Hume, — Governor Eyre's Mr. Hamilton Hume,—is much

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elated at having got hold of that Con- -federate Captain Edenborough who gave evidence two years ago that the late Mr. G. W. Gordon, of Janiaica, had -wished to buy from him...

Yesterday and on Friday week the leading British Railways left

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off at the annexed quotations :— Great Eastern Great Northern .. .. .4 itiday., 1 13ept. 18. Friday, Sept. 23. .. 30.1 • • 91)/ .. 112 .. 113 Great Western.. • . .. 481x....

The closing prices of the leading Foreign Securities yesterday

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and on Friday week are subjoined :— Sept...13. Friday, Sept. 2). Mexican Spanish Passives Do. Certificates Turkish 6 per Cents., 1558 .. 1812 .. Unitia States 5.20's .. .• •...

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THE FENIAN MOSQUITO. T HE true annoyance of this Fenian torment, which naturally, though excessively, rouses English impatience, is its entire incalculability. There is no more...


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I T is nothing new for Mr. W. E. Forster to be something- more even than candid,—kindly,—in the view which he takes of his parliamentary opponents. His great influence in...

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has' been written' and spoken of late about Trades' Unions, yet one side of the subject seems almost to have escaped notice,—their influence on the position of the unskilled...

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The Railway Spring Makers' Society is more- explicit :— MHE trumpet has been blown in Zion. Lord Russell has "Considering that the trade whereby we live is our property, made...

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TRIAL BY JURY. T HE attention which was directed last week

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to the case of Augusta Mitchell, and which led the jury that tried the case to memorialize the Home Secretary in favour of the prisoner, has already, it is said, brought about...

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r E Bishop of Cape Town is in dejection. Neither the prospect of the Pau-Anglican Synod, nor the reverential affection of the 200 young persons whom Brother Ignatius led in to...

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T WENTY years ago there lived—perhaps still lives—in a German University town the widow of a Professor, who had a certain connection amongst, and regard for, the young English...

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I F you are determined to cut your own or your neighbour's throat, do it while Parliament is sitting ; if you make up your mind to run off with another man's wife, or to take up...

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[FROM A SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] Berlin, September 15. Sin,—As I have been travelling about Germany and mixing with representatives of the•most opposed political parties, I...

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FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] Washington, August 29, 1867. THE political sky here is so portentous that I am tempted to write about it to readers with whom for many months I...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] Sra,—It appears to me, that Christianity being the actual religion of the English nation, the Church ought to include all Christians who...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—I have just received curious confirmation of the accuracy of the account of Admiral Persano's conduct at the battle of Lissa, given in...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] Pontresina, September 14, 1867. SIR,—I didn't like to let Mamma and Sophy know, for they both doat on me, and it would have frightened them...

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MR. TROLLOPE'S SHORT TALES.* TROLLOPE'S characteristic power is not shown in anything -like a proportional degree in his shorter tales. It is a kind of power which needs space...

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Tim motives which had led to large concessions on the part of the English Government to the claims of the Irish patriotic party in 1782 no longer existed in 1798. In the former...

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THE CURATE'S DISCIPLINE.* IN many respects this is a remarkable

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novel ; it is certainly one which we have read with much pleasure, and which deserves hearty praise. Perhaps the worst we can say of it is that Mrs. Eiloart's name is new to us,...

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IT may be open to question how far an enlightened public will be benefited by the rough-and-ready pen-and-pencil sketches of a half educated American coming fresh from...

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Physical Geography. By Professor Ansted. (W. H. Allen and Co.)—

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This volume does not profess to be more than an outline, but we must. give Professor Anted full credit for the care and completeness with which that outline has been traced....


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• Woodburn Grange. By William Howitt. 3 vole, (Charles W. Wood.) —This is a good specimen of the chatty, sketchy novel, without any central characters, or any clearly defined...

Paul's Courtship. A Novel. By Hesba Stratton. Three volumes.

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(Charles W. Wood.)—Miss Stratton "cannot plead the feeble excuse of hasty composition" for the faults of her second noveL She may fairly urge in mitigation of punishment that...

Letter to His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch on the

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Quadrature and Rectification of the Circle. By James Smith, Esq. (Simpkin and Marshall.)—For some years, we believe, Mr. James Smith has been pro- claiming that the British...

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Longman and CO — The Complete Works of Honice, by the Rev. J. E. Yonge, M.A.; Johnston'', College Examiner, by M. A. Johnston ; Fiscal Legislation, 1812- 1865, by John Noble;...


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Pensouss—Seorr—At 6 Mansfield place, Edinburgh, on Tumidity, the 17th inst., by the Rev. A. 3f ackenzi e, of Free Tolbooth Church, Mr. James Double Burgess, of London, to Maggie...

NOTICE to CORRESPONDENTS and CONTRIBUTORS.—The Editor cannot under- take the

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responsibility of returning MS. of which he cannot avail himself his suggested that Cor- respondents and Contributors should keep Copies of such Documents as they value.