24 AUGUST 1867

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A Cardinal has died doing his duty, which, to judge

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by the chorus of applause in the Ultramontane Press, is an unusual thing for a Cardinal. Cardinal Alfieri, prince by birth as well as eccle- siastical rank, was Bishop of...

The Queen's Speech, it will be noticed, contains the first

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official announcement of waewith Abyssinia. There is, we imagine, no chance that Theodore, who is amusing himself, like a Nero or a Bishop of the fifteenth century, by enclosing...


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up ARMAMENT was- prorogued on Wednesday, the Queen's .1 Speech being read by commission. It is unusually long, interest- ing,-andgrammatical. Each Minister has something to say,...

The meeting of the Emperors came off as arranged at

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Salzburg on Monday. Napoleon's reception by the Austrian Court was most cordial, by the people very dubious. The particulars of the interview have, of course, not transpired,...

Lord Malmesbury will not admit that he, by himself, accepted

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Lord Cairns' proposal to increase the lodger qualification. In a letter to the Times he says that the Cabinet had previously agreed to accept it, and that Lord Derby...

The Archbishop of Canterbury has promised that the primary Report

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of the Commission upon Ritualism shall be published at once. It is understood that it condemns excess in ecclesiastical millinery very severely, and advises that it should he...

The great question of the legality or illegality of picketing

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was set at rest on Wednesday. The master tailors tried it by indicting the leading members of the Operative Tailors' Associa- tion, and under circumstances which brought out the...

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The Chief Commissioner of Burmah, Colonel Fytche, has found it

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necessary to issue a confidential circular to officers in the pro- vince, warning them that Government will not tolerate the con- cubinage always rife there. The connections...

The reform expected in Paris for some days has appeared,

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and 'turns out to be a decree authorizing an expenditure of eight millions in ten years on country roads, which ought to have been built years since, and would have been built...

An " Indian Field Officer," to whom the Times allots

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very big type, complains of a furlough grievance. Under the rules of 1854 each officer was allowed three years' furlough in his service, but if on the Staff lost his appointment...

The Organized Trades of Sheffield have, we are happy to

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per- ceive, 'excommunicated the Sawgrinders' Union. The recent resolution of that body refusing to desert Broadhead has proved too much for the workmen's patience, and the...

An " insurrection " has been raging in Spain all

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the week. After careful consideration of both sets of accounts, the official one and the Liberal one, we have come to the conclusion that both are false as to details, but that...

The Bishop of Chester has published a reply to a

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memorial addressed to him by 9,000 laity of his diocese, praying him to do what in him lies to prohibit Ritualism. The Bishop agrees in principle with the memorialists, but...

Mr. Bright has recommended. ,the Reform League to keep in

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existence, in order to help new electors to register, and to com- mence an agitation for the ballot as a protection for electors against bribery and intimidation. It would be no...

A storm broke over London on Monday night of quite

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exceptional violence. The lightning played, more or less, over West London, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m., but between 11 and 3 it was perfectly terrific. The flashes were frequently...

The workmen are beginning to perceive the power which the

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new franchise puts in their hands. Messrs Potter and Hartwell have put forward an address calling upon them to return only men who will do "justice to labour " and legalize the...

The American correspondent of the Times furnishes an account of

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the taxation now levied on the inhabitants of the great cities by the Union, the State, and the Municipality. Every man in New York now pays 6/. 16s. ; of Philadelphia, 41. 17s....

The gas stokers of London say they are oppressed, and

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seem to have a very good case indeed. They allege that they are compelled to work twelve hours a day, for seven days in the week, before -huge fires, under a temperature which...

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Sir Richard Mayne may, by possibility, be wanting something to

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do which will illustrate his regime. We earnestly recommend to his attention the suppression of beggars. They have increased in London, are increasing, and ought to be...

A letter from Dr. Henri Blanc, one of the prisoners

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confined by Theodore of Abyssinia, suggests a possible explanation of his conduct. He is possessed, the writer says, with hatred of white men. He hoped by their aid and his...

The Edinburgh Courant publishes an unusually long letter from -a

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" Practical Man," apparently an educated gamekeeper, upon the 'recent disease among the grouse. The result of the letter, as far as we can see, is that he knows no more about...

The old question whether natives of India are to be

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admitted to posts in the Civil Service has again come up this week. A party of Anglo-Indian philanthropists waited on Sir Stafford Northcote to urge—we are quoting a report...

Madame Frigard, the murderess described in our columns last -week,

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has confessed her crime, but states that it was committed with prussic acid. The elaborate evidence given to prove that she 'could have strangled Madame Mertens was, therefore,...

' Great people seem to have at last hit upon a

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mode of enter- taining each other which is a little picturesque. On the visit of the Emperor Napoleon to the Kaiser, the hills around Salzburg 'were lighted with beacons ; the...

'The Sultan, as a first consequence of his visit to

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the West, has .ordered his Ministers to improve the finances, the army, the 'marine, and the administration of justice, which is extremely -satisfactory, as satisfactory as an...

Mr. Johnson has mustered - up courage to dismiss, or rather

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to suspend, his 'Secretary at War. We have 'described the affair elsewhere, but may here notice the excuse which the President's friends have invented. A military -tribunal...

Rather large sales of money stock having been effected on

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account of the public, the market for Home Securities in the early part of the week was heavy, at drooping prices. At one period, Consols for money were done at 941, 3....

Friday, August 16. Friday, August 23.

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'' • • ..16 111 .. 21 .. am- ts 141 16_ • • 69 6o 571 .. 58 Unit.721 States 5S0's .. .. .. .. .. 731 .. 761 Yesterday and on Friday week the leading British Railways left...

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THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF THE SESSION. T HE Session has not developed a new man. Many reputa- tions have been increased, and many more have waned, but no previously unknown member...

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ITIHE "language of the two Emperors Napoleon and Francis JL Joseph towards each other," says the Moniteur, "has been most affectionate, and their interviews have been of a...

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PRESIDENT JOHNSON'S LAST ACTS. T HE constitutional conflict in America, which

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seemed a few weeks ago to have ended in the submission of the Pre- sident, has broken out more violently than ever. Mr. Johnson appears resolved to drive Congress to...

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HE Government of Ireland is, we greatly fear, passing the thin line which divides espionage from treachery. We have never been able to accept, although we deeply respect, the...

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BARON BRAMWELL ON UNIONISM. T HE charge delivered on Wednesday by

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Baron Bramwell in the trial of the three tailors accused of terrorism deserves the attention of every Unionist throughout Great Britain. It expresses, with an exaggeration which...

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T HEE are few subjects which, interest the public more, if one may judge from the literature provided for them, than Wills and Will-Making. In the majority of novels some...

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T HE season for travel has begun, would indeed, but for the protracted sitting of Parliament, be somewhat far advanced, and the papers are treating us all to their annual...

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A QUESTION which was originally started by a journeyman engineer in the Pall Mall Gazette, and was briefly argued in the same columns by two barristers, has now been more fully...

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03LFORDSHIRE, AND BUCKINGHAM- SHIRE :-THE CITIES AND BOROUGHS. W E have spoken of the origin of the Saxon town of Oxeneford, or Oxford. In the time of King Edward the Confessor...


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it LITTLE work on the Champagne country, just published in America by Mr. Tomes, late United States' Vice-Consul at Rheims, contains a great deal of information which might...

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[Film A. CORRESPONDENT.] SIR,—Have you ever travelled through France or Switzerland in a third-class railway-carriage? Of course not. No one ever has ; at least no one whom any...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sgt, —41 number 2,041 of your paper, there occurs at page 889 a confusion between two objects, the difference between which I will endeavour...

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MR. T. TAYLOR ON ACTING. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sin,—I venture to ask space in the Spectator for a letter in which I have taken the liberty of excepting to a...

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" Sin,—On the principle of audi alterarn parteni, which I believe to be as salutary in art as in law, I ask a little space in your columns for the reasons why I differ from your...

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11.8. MCCALLUM is the Wordsworth of Art ; and, like Words- worth, must be content without the appreciation of the multi- tude. He has genius, and may well be content to bear its...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE 41 SPECTATOR." Sin, — I quite expected a stoning for my letter inserted in your number of the 10th inst. As, indeed, neither of your correspon- dents...

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GEORGE THE THIRD.* THE student of English history may thank Mr. Donne for a valu- able addition to his library. The seven hundred and fifty four letters contained in these...


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$&R;—Your correspondent "The Reviewer of Valerius " has so fully dealt with the question of quantity in English verse, that toy second encroachment on your space need not be...

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M. Dumas the younger, the brothers Goncourt, and novel-writers of the same stamp too nwnerous to be mentioned, are, it seems, not to have the production of French novels quite...

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FIVE HUNDRED POUNDS' REWARD.* WE believe, from internal evidence, that

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this novel is written, as it professes to be, by a barrister, or at least by some one familiar with daily life in Lincoln's Inn ; and also that it is a first venture. It has...

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DR, WYLDE having, in the course of his varied experience as musician, conductor, doctor in music, Gresham Professor, observed that musical literature " consists chiefly of...


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Catholic Psychology ; or, the Philosophy of the Human Mind Simplifia and Systematized. By J. X. Hart. (Simpkin and Marshall.)—By catholic - Mr. Hart means universal, and he uses...

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Irish Homes and Irish Hearts. By Fanny Taylor. (Longman.)—The homes

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visited and described by Miss Taylor are religious institutions, and the hearts of which she speaks are devoted to deeds of charity. Mach of the book is painful to Englishmen,...

takes it name are pretty and pleasing. But we cannot

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say more than this, and it would be easy to say less about some of the remaining pieces. - The "Dirge on Lord Palmerston," though no doubt sincerely felt by the author, might...

The Fouling and Corrosion of Iron Ships; their Causes and

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Means of 11-evention. By Charles T. F. Young, C.E. (London Drawing Associa- tion.)—The plan recommended by Mr. Young for warding off the foul- ing and corrosion which are the...

Hanabook for Travellers in Yorkshire. (Murray.) — Compared with his foreign handbooks,

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Mr. Murray's English handbooks are like micro- scopes by the side of opera-glasses. Here is the largest county in Eng- land, occupying nearly as many pages as either half of...

.zEtna. Revised, amended, and explained, by H. A. J. Munro,

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M.A. (Deighton and Bell.)—As Mr. Munro states in his admirable commentary on this poem, he was led to undertake the work of transcribing and editing it by the discovery of an...

At Home in the Wilderness. By " The Wanderer." (Hardwieke.) —

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The real name of the Wanderer is John Keast Lord, F.Z.S., and if any of our readers wish to settle in a region where there is no tax-gatherer, no houses, and nothing ready to...

The Spas of Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, France, and _Italy. By

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Thomas Moore Madden, M.R.I.A. (Newby.) — The chief bathing- places of the. Continent have been visited by Dr. Madden, and are described in this volume. For general readers there...

Among new editions we must give a prominent place to

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Messrs. Blackwood's cheap re-issue of Adam Bede, as the first volume of the stereotyped edition of George Eliot's novels. Nothing can be more compact and handy than the volume...

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Our Soldiers and the Victoria Cross. Edited by S. 0.

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Boeton. (Ward, Lock, and Tyler.)—The chapters which compose this volume appeared in a boys' magazine, and the book itself is intended for boys. No doubt, such an audience will...

British Grasses. By Margaret Pines. (Reeve and Co.)—This is a

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very full account of the various kinds of grasses, and it is illustrated by sixteen coloured plates, which will be useful to those who are not suffi- ciently versed in the lore...

Tinsley's Magazine. The first number of this now competitor for

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public favour has reached us, and is not bad. The first numbers of new magazines usually are very bad, and we have therefore some hope in the new one. It is well printed, though...

Euchologion; or, Book of Prayers ; being Forms of Worship

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issued by the Church Service Society. (Blackwood.)—The Church Service Society is an association of ministers of the Church of Scotland, and its object is the study of Christian...

The Man of Sorrows, and His Relationships. (Elliot Stock.) — As the

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author of this little work admits that his views are not novel, and as the statement of them is not so powerful.as to make up for any want of originality, we do not see that ho...

attain its object. But we think it was rather unnecessary

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to open the book by a discussion of the question whether deceased infants can be saved, and as the object of the work is to comfort parents who have been bereaved, it would be...