25 JUNE 1887

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The scene in Westminster Abbey was very imposing. The Queen,

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on the dais facing the altar, had the Prince of Wales, with his brothers and brothers-in-law, and her grandsons, on her right hand, and the Crown Princess of Germany, the...

• .* The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in

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any case.

The Irish have not been quite justly treated by the

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Press in descanting on Jubilee incidents. Everywhere outside Dublin and Ulster, they have abstained from joining in the gratulations ; and in some places they have behaved very...

The scene which followed the conclusion of the religions ser-

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vice appears to have taken the vast assembly quite by surprise. The Queen returned the salutation of the Prince of Wales by a kiss, and then embraced all the Princes and...

It is not our business, of course, to report the

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incidents of the Jubilee, even if we could do it. Next to the demeanour of the Londoners, which marked a distinct advance in civilisation, the most impressive feature of the...


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"DROVIDENCE has been kind to the Queen. Her Jubilee Day, June 21st, has come and gone, and the most note- worthy fact about it is that it was not spoiled, either by failure, by...

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Sir Charles Russell made a speech at Brixton on Wednesday

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against the Irish Crimes Bill, which consisted chiefly in a very feeble argument against the Times' charge that the Parnellites had deliberately lent their sanction to the party...

Other amendments were discussed, and at 10 o'clock Sir Charles

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Russell was declaiming against the motion that Clause 6 stand part of the Bill, when the Chairman of Committees rose, and the Parnellites left the House in a body. The proposal...

The Jubilee has suppressed polities for the week. The country

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has drawn a deep breath of relief at the momentary dis- appearance of the Irish nightmare, and scarcely any news, good or bad, has come in from abroad. A rumour obtained...

A good many people must have been disappointed by the

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distribution of honours. It has not been a shower, but a drizzle. Six new Peers have been created, viz. :—Sir John St. Aubyn, Sir W. Armstrong, Sir J. McGarel Hogg, Mr....

The victory of Friday week was striking and complete. In

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the early part of the evening there were several discussions on Clause 6 of the Crimes Bill, the most important being that moved by Mr. H. Fowler, and advocated by Mr....

The idea of a Jubilee for children from the London

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schools was a very kindly one, and does credit to its originator, the editor of the Daily Telegraph. It was very well carried out, too. Great ladies were induced to help, which...

One of the most remarkable incidents of the week of

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Jubilee has been the eagerness with which the people leaped at the suggestion of fires on the hilltops. Hundreds of hills were lighted up, and an observer in a balloon high...

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A rumour gathers strength in Vienna that the King of

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Servia, who is distracted with troubles, political and domestic, intends to abdicate. He has taken a holiday to drink the waters at an Austrian bathing-place, and it is asserted...

It is certainly the age of women. In Part I.

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of the Cambridge Classical Tripes examination for 1887, there is no single male student placed in the first division of the first class; while miss Ramsay, of Girton College,...

The discussion of Thursday night as to the exclusion of

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girls from employment at the mouth of coal-pits, was decided by a majority of 76 (188 to 112) against interference. The Home Secretary, however, agreed to exclude both boys and...

Vienna was on Wednesday disturbed by a report that Colonel

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Matkoaroff, the Bulgarian Minister of War, had dismissed the Regents and proclaimed himself Dictator. There was no truth in it ; but it was not an absurd report. The latest plan...

Sir A. West, at the Jubilee dinner of the civilians

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engaged in managing the Inland Revenue, mentioned a curiously significant fast. Under the Income-tax Acts, it is lawful for the towns to collect the tax under Schedules D and E,...

The Lord Mayor gave a dinner at the Mansion House

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this day week to the representatives of Literature, Science, and Art, in which Dr. Smith, the editor of the Quarterly Review, was amongst those who responded for Literature, Sir...

Rather a foolish ceremony came off in the House of

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Commons on Thursday. The House on Monday resolved that a man, named Reginald Bidmead, had forged signatures to some petitions against the abolition of the London coal-duties,...

Lord Randolph Churchill addressed this day week what is called

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the Trowbridge " Habitation " of the Primrose League. He of course congratulated his audience on the extraordinary popularity of the Primrose League; but this part of his speech...

Bank Rate, 2 per cent.

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Consols were on Friday 1O1 to unix&

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N OTHING is stranger than to look back to the state of opinion and belief which prevailed in England at the time of the Queen's coronation. That was a time when in the Church...


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THE JUBILEE. T HE Jubilee ceremonial was a success. Great and unusual as the occasion was, long as had been the preparations, and restless as men's imaginations had become,...

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A N occasion like the Jubilee brings out very sharply the singular social position of the Royal caste of Europe. That caste, which consists essentially of two families or clans,...

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TT would be a mistake to regard the carrying of the Irish I_ Crimes Bill through Committee on Friday week as the type of a proceeding likely to become common as between ordinary...

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T HE brilliant success in the Classical Tripos at Cambridge achieved by Miss Ramsay, of Girton College, whose name has come out the only one in the first division of the first...

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T HE side-incidents of great events often draw to themselves a disproportionate amount of interest. Among all the excitement of the Jubilee week, time has been found for a good...

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D URING the great "function" of the week, nothing has struck us—who, unhappily, remember many great func- tions—more forcibly than the change in the disposition of the people...

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N OTHING is more remarkable than the tendency among the natural philosophers of the day to deduce agnosti- cism, or our ignorance of the governing principle of the universe,...

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A T this Jabilee-tiine, when the whole nation is in the full tide of rejoicing, a man has gone to his rest of whose passing small note will be taken by busy and jubilant...

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I F the dead of old time that lie buried within silent camps, by Druid circles, or on the topmost ridge of many a lonely, wind-a wept hill in England and in Wales could on...

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THE LESSON OF THE BODYKE EVICTIONS. [To Ter EDITOI Or TIM SesoTaTOIL - 1 SIII, — Yon were good enough to allow me to urge in your columns the necessity of perfecting the new...

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EVICTION AND BANKRUPTCY. [To Pax Roma op pax "BpsurAPoa." SIR,—Yon

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say in your issue of June 18th :—" If a man buys coffee on speculation, and cannot pay for what he has bought, he is deprived of his home just as much as if he were a defaulting...


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ITO TRH EDITOR OW TR. SPECTATOR:1 you allow me to express the surprise with which have read the letter on "The Flight of the Albatross," which appears in your number for June...

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[To THE EDITOR 01 TIM "131201■102:1 Sit,—Permit me to correct some other inaccuracies. It is not prudent to accept as tree all one reads or hears ; it is not - the regular...


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[To urn Erma or raz Brieriroa.") !8l,—The Spectator comes to my house a week late, and as I 'disagree strongly with its politics, I do not always read it. But when I do read...


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HODGE ON THE JEWBILLEE. WE lives in a biggish villidge, sum calls it a smallish town, An' we thinks ourselves good Churchmen, au' we're all for Queen an' Crown : An' Parson he...


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[TO THY EDITOR OF TH. Elesawrozt."] Sin,—" F. P. C." has greatly improved upon the original story of the "beastly cow." It was a member of the Committee of the "Waifs and...

[To ran EDITOR or ran "Eirsouron."]

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Sre.,—" F. P. 0." is humorously severe upon my objection to the swallowing of raw animal food. He seems to think that became raw milk is an naturel, that must settle the...


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SON." [TO TKO EDIFON OF III "arremoa...] BIR,—I think that you allow to those whose works are reviewed in the Spectator a single privilege. It is that of correcting a...

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[SECOND woricEi In our first notice of this Gallery, we spoke only of the contents of the first room; we now propose to mention, as briefly as possible, a few of the more...


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TEE first wild rose in wayside hedge This year I wandering see, I pluck, and send it as a pledge, My own Wild Rose, to thee. For when my gaze first felt thy gaze, We were...

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CHEZ PADDY.* DIMING the course of a brief visit to Ireland last summer, M. de Mandat.Grancey contrived to amass the materials for as good a book on the Irish Question as it is...

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interesting and valuable ; both are incomplete, and therefore unsatisfactory, though in different ways and for different reasons. Death has brought the emiuently promising...

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RECENT NOVELS" Miss FAIRFAX EMIRS is a writer who has

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taught us to expect mach from her, and whom we instinctively and fairly judge by an exceptionally high standard. We will not say that in the present novel she falls...

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THE idea of this interesting little book appears to have been suggested by The Unseen Universe. Professor Minohin is not one of those who are impressed by the argument that, as...

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SOME JUBILEE BOOKS.* To review in detail the collection of

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essays to which Mr. Ward has given the title of The Reign of Queen Victoria, would be to repeat in substance, with or without recantations, a large part of the articles and...

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Mr. Punch's Victorian Era. (Bradbury, Agnew, and Co.)—The proprietors of

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Punch have had the happy thought of reproducing for the Jubilee iteecaricattuos of political events daring her Majesty's reign. This collection is issued in parts at two...


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Robert Browning, Chief Post of the Age : an Essay addressed primarily to Beginners in the Study of Browning's Poems. By William G. Kingsland. (Jarvis and Son.)—Mr. Kingaland is...

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In the Way. By " J. H." (Barns and Oatea.)—This

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is a tale of Protestant conversions to. Roman Catholicism, by a skilful and thoughtful writer. The oonverts dealt with are very humble people, not at all to be included in the...