24 DECEMBER 1887

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Lord Salisbury passed on to answer Sir W. Harcourt, and

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expose his historic ignorance in quoting the examples of Hungary, Norway, and the United States as applicable to Ireland; and ended with a historic sketch of the relation of the...

Lord Salisbury made a speech at Derby on Monday which

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it surprises us to find rather depreciated by his own friends as containing nothing. It strikes us, on the contrary, as one of the most effective he ever delivered. It was, of...


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T HE Continental situation has become grave. No Government has taken any step to pacify the alarm in Eastern Europe, and it is stated on all hands that the preparations in...

It is to be specially noted that while no definite

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reason for war other than mutual alarm in Russia and Austria is so much as pleaded, the few great persons who speak all admit the existence of danger. We quote Lord Salisbury's...

*** Vie Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in any

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The Times' correspondent in Paris gives a curious account of

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a conversation between M. Clihnenceau and a friend on the day of the President's election. M. almencean admitted that he had worked for IL Carnet, but he had no expectation or...

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The contest between the small educated class in Russia and

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the Czar's Government appears to grow more acute. Within the month," disturbances " have broken out in five Universities, including those of Moscow and St. Petersburg, and they...

Lord Herechell made at Newcastle-on-Tyne yesterday week, one of those

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singularly moderate and fair speeches in defence of Home-rule which always make us speculate as to the course events might have taken if the movement had been guided less by Mr....

The College, it would appear from Lord Granville's speech, has

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begun modestly with only twenty-eight students,—though it will accommodate nine times as many. Nevertheless, it would have been very difficult to arrange for any large number at...

Lord Randolph Churchill has gone to SL Petersburg, and as

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the weather is severe, and he is never very strong, all kinds of gossip is current as to his motives. He intends, it is reported, to explain to the Czar that even if Lord...

Professor Dicey delivered a powerful address at Glasgow on Tuesday

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night to the members of the Radical Union, on the moral aspects of the issue between the Unionists and the Home- rulers. He insisted that so far as nationality involved only...

The Freeman's Journal, which, while professing to discredit it, had

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given publicity to a gross attack on the Bishop of Limerick as an intriguer with the Government in the interest of the landlords, and an enemy of Home-rule, has had to publish a...

In the Royal Holloway College, which the late Mr. Holloway

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built at Egham for the promotion of women's education, a statue of the Queen by Prince Victor of Hohenlohe (Count Gleichen), was unveiled yesterday week by the Princess...

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Mr. E. Lyulph Stanley, appointed to investigate the affairs of

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the Cardiff Savings-Bank, has sent in to the Treasury a most hopeless report. He finds that the Bank had been defrauded by its actuary, Mr. R. E. Williams, for twenty yeers. His...

At the Conference of delegates of the National Liberal Association

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at Gloucester, on Tuesday, the Rev. William Tuckwell, speaking on the allotments question, made a state. meat of far greater interest than any made by the purely political...

The accuracy of the reports as to the gold-field said

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to have been discovered in Wales still requires confirmation, previous explorations there having resulted in disappointment. The owner, however, from his letters seems to dream...

At the same Conference, Sir William Harcourt made a speech

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which seems to us a mere burst of political wrath against the Liberal Unionists. He represented the gist of Lord Salisbury's speech at Derby as being this :—" Ireland has been...

The daily reports from San Remo are all of them

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favourable as are also the extracts published from the letters of the Crown Prince himself. It is, however, unhappily the fact that his health is a subject of speculation to...

Bank Rate, 4 per cent.

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Consols were on Friday 1011 to 101ixd.

Mr. Mackonochie, the devoted Ritualist clergyman, formerly of St. Alban's,

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Holborn, about whose Ritualist practices the Eccle- siastical Courts were so much exercised a few years ago, was frozen to death near Loch Leven on Thursday week, and found in...

Sir Edward Watkin is a sanguine man. In his speech

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to the shareholders of the South-Eastern Railway on Thursday, he held out great hopes of carrying the Channel Tunnel Bill next Session, on the ground that Mr. Gladstone favours...

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H AS any Great Power in Eastern Europe an interest, an immediate and pressing interest, in getting up a war scare / It may be so, for the dynasties have sometimes interests...


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LORD ROSEBERY'S CLAIM TO THE LIBERAL LEADERSHIP. A CORRESPONDENT who is certainly thoroughly informed as to what goes on in the higher world of Liberal politics, maintains...

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L ORD SALISBURY'S speech on Monday at Derby will be read with pleasure, if not by all men, at least by all cultivated men in Britain, for this reason. He lifts the great...

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P ROFESSOR DICEY'S speech at Glasgow on Tuesday, on the nature of the moral issue between the Unionists and the Gladstonians, has not attracted the attention it deserves. It is...

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L ORD SALISBURY has scored another triumph in diple- macy. He has succeeded in doing what all English statesmen would have been heartily glad to do for the last six years,—he...

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T EE advocates of anarchy in London are getting on. There was some room for curiosity as to the way in which they would take Mr. Justice Stephen's sentence on Harrison, the man...

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THE Dean of Westminster's most fascinating book on 1 "Job,"—which places before us a popular summary of all the literature of the subject made by a scholar of large learning,...

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B EYOND and above the vocabulary which a person uses in common with his fellows, he will have a certain number, varying in individual cases, of words and phrases and turns of...

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W E wish Mr. Frederic Harrison, when he next lectures, would relax for a moment in his effort to improve the world by making it agree with him, and tell us, with his reasons,...

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THE SUCCESSION TO THE LIBERAL LEADERSHIP. [To on EDITOR ON on "ssacntoe."1 Sia,—Your article of December 17th on "The Succession to the Liberal Leadership" raises one of the...

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[To Tan germs OP TIM “SPSCTATOR.1 Sra,—Reckless statements made, and religions antipathies shown by prominent Unionists, increase much the difficulties we Irish defenders of...


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LTO THS EDITOR OF THE "BrIICTATOR..1 Sta,—Will you allow me in your columns to enter a little pro- test against the extraordinary arguments and conclusions in your article of...

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[To irm EDITOR Or THE SPECTATO....] Sra,—I quite agree with the general drift of your article on this subject. As a matter of fact, the impalement which Dr. Liddon and I...

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EST-IL POSSIBLE P [To Tax Burros or rax "i3rscraxaa."]

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Sra,—The Devizes Gazette for December 15th contains the report of a Radical meeting at Seend in support of the Home-rule movement, at which addresses were given by Mr. Fuller,...


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[To ram Roma Or THE SYZCILT013."] Silt —Upon Monsignor Persico's report to the Pope, and the Pope's consequent action or inaction, I believe the general feeling of the mass of...


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Sur,—The paragraph in the Spectator of December 17th on the Irish Landlords' Convention seems to be founded on an in- accurate report of the transactions of that body. So far...


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[To THZ EDITOR Or TH5 " Srzeuroa.1 SIR,—The publicity which you have given to the letter of " Small Squire " in your issue of December 17th, may possibly spread an erroneous...

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[To TEE M.08 OF THE SPECTATOR." J SIR,—Your reference to me on December 17th entitles me to ask you to let me point out to your readers in what respect your views in connection...


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NATURE. NATURE is like a sister to my eyes, A maiden playful, petulant, and shy. Deep in her face sweet meanings I espy Which now she fain would hide, as the far skies Hide...


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[SECOND NOTICE.] As a rale, our readers will agree with us that babies do not form, perhaps, the moat interesting subject for pictures, but Mr. Gregory's baby, in a red dress...


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[To Tag EDITOR OF TEE . SPECTATOS."] SIR, —In the Spectator of December 17th, there is a paragraph referring in terms of condemnation to Lord Randolph Churchill's "attack on...

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THE LIFE OF WILLIAM BARNES.* THE verses of William Barnes, the Dorsetshire poet, present so many strange and interesting problems in connection with the explanation of their...

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THE passion to know all about the personality of a great man is rarely gratified without a certain amount of disillusionment. It is as well, therefore, to say at once that with...

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MADAME DR STAEL.* Ix is impossible even now—and her latest

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biographer has certainly found it so—to study the life and character of Madame de Stall without being moved to a sort of interest which lies deeper than admiration. Her writings...

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THESE letters, it is scarcely necessary to say, have already appeared in Scribner's Magazine, and it is probable that they are familiar to the admirers of Thackeray. It is well,...

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TWENTY-FIVE YEARS IN A. WAGGON.* UNDER this quaint title, we

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have a really interesting book about South Central Africa, measuring that territory from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic, and "from the 15° to the 30° South latitude," over the...

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OUTSIDE PAGE, TWELVE GUINEAS. £10 10 0 Narrow Column 23 10 0 HaSPage 5 5 0 Half-Colnmu 1 15 0 Quarter-Page 2 12 6 Qoarter.Coltimn 017 6 Six lines and under, 5.; and Del per...


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Abiding in Thee: a Selection of Poems, imp eq (Hawkins) 2;6 Apologia ad Hebraeos, the Epistle (and Gospel) to Hebrew., by Zenon (Clark) 10/6 Bacon (T. AL The Beginnings of...

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To the looker-on at the ways of society in these restless days, its successive fads are not a little amusing, and the least enduring of them are the most entertaining. They will...

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Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography. Edited by James Grant Wilson

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and John Fiske. Vol. I. Aaron—Crandall ; Vol. II. Crane—Gritushaw. (D. Appleton and Co., New York.)—American Biography is intended to contain an account of all persons who have...

Herr Baedeker adds to his series of "Handbooks for Travellers,"

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Great Britain. (K. Baedeker, Leipzig; Dulau and Co., London.)— Greet Britain includes England, Wales, and Scotland as far as Leah Maree and the Cromarty Firth. The maps number...

John Wesley and Modern Methodism. By Frederick Bookie, M.A. Fourth

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edition, mach enlarged. (Itivingtons.)—No one who is at all conversant with the subject has any doubt that John Wesley was throughout his life a Churchman, and that from first...


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With a new volume beginning in December, the Scottish Church makes a new departure, under the new designation (or, rather, the old title revived) of the Scots Magazine. The...

Men and Letters : Essays in Characterisation and Criticism. By

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Horace E. Scudder. (Houghton and Co., Boston, U.S.A..) — Beflned criticism expressed in good English is always pleasant to read, and this Mr. Scudder gives us. The writer is a...

The Broken. Vow. By W. J. Knox Little. (Chapman and

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Hall.)— Canon Knox Little tells one of the many "ghost-stories" which most of as have beard, and tells it with considerable skill. In this case, it is a story of two revenants,...

Right Onward ; or, Bays and Bays. By Ismay Thorn.

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(John F. Shaw and Co.)—It is doubtless difficult nowadays to write a story of schoolboy life that shall be at once original and amusing. The area for invention is limited, and...

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We have received the Owens College Calendar, 1887-88 (J. E.

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Cornish and T. Bowler, Manchester; Macmillan, London), and the similar publication of the University College, Dundee (J. Lang and Co., Dundee). As the question of the presence...

We have received The British Almanac and Companion for 1888.

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(Stationers' Company.)—The " Almanac " contains the usual details about times and seasons, facts astronomical, ecclesiastical, and official ; the "Companion," now in its...

Vanity Fair Album, 1887. (Vanity Fair Office.)—This volume, the nineteenth

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of the series, strikes us as being above the average in merit. The complaint that there were not eminent men enough in the country to furnish a new portrait every week, has been...