25 OCTOBER 1884

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No amendment on the Address was moved in the Lords

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; but Lord Salisbury made a speech which Lord Granville said reminded him of Emile 011ivier when he went to war with such a light heart. He satirised the language of the Message...

In the House of Commons, after two good speeches from

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Mr. S. Howard and Mr. Summers, the mover and seconder of the Address, Sir Stafford Northcote, who complimented both, but condemned rather sharply the political tone of Mr....

Lord Salisbury made a speech at Dumfries on Tuesday which

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was regarded by many not, indeed, as giving any hope of con- cession, but as shutting the door less absolutely against it than he had done in previous speeches. He was very...

Lord Granville replied in a more serious vein, though he

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admitted that he was "somewhat deaf and often lame," and declined to take the responsibility for all Mr. Chamber- lain had said in public meetings, unless Lord Salisbury would...


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It is our intention occasionally to issue gratis with the SPECTATOR Special Literary Supplements, the outside pages of which will be devoted to Advertisements. The Eighth of...


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T HE Autumn Session was opened on Thursday with an un- usually short message from the Crown. Parliament is informed that it is brought together in order "to give further...

• * The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in

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any case.

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On Monday Mr. Chamberlain addressed a still larger and more

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enthusiastic meeting at Denbigh, and made a mach more temperate speech, in which be compared the line taken by the Lords on the Franchise Bill to the declaration of the owners...

At Kensington, on Monday, Sir Charles Mike commented in contemptuous

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terms on Lord Randolph Churchill's blundering criticism of the Draft Redistribution Bill. He showed that almost all Lord Randolph's facts and figures were wrong, and, therefore,...

The Chancellor of the Exchequer also addressed his con- stituents

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at Pontefract on Monday ; and while ridiculing the fancy calculations of Mr. W. H. Smith and the Conservatives, and indeed all calculations founded on the absurd supposition...

The Prime Minister has written a very interesting and wise

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letter to the Diocesan Conference at St. Asaph, of which he is a member, on the subject of "The Duty of Churchmen in regard to Disestablishment," confining himself to the...

Mr. Chamberlain has been keeping an old engagement to address

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meetings in Wales ; and on Saturday last delivered a rather neellessly-bellicose speech at Newtown, in Montgomery- shire, against Lord Randolph Churchill and Lord Salisbury....

Mr. Childers also made a very interesting calculation designed to

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show us what the vote of the House of Lords on the Fran- chise question would have been, had it been limited to eminences, —and amongst eminences he calculated eminences of all...

But the most remarkable part of Lord Salisbury's speech at

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Dumfries was the emphatic condemnation of Sir Robert Peel's Free-trade policy,—not that he condemned Sir Robert Peel,—which it contained. If we understand Lord Salis- bury...

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A correspondent of the Telegraph reports a conversation at Vienna

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with a statesman of mark, who believes that the most serious subject of discussion at the coming Conference at Berlin will be the method of legalising annexations made in...

All movement in France is now governed by fear of

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the elections. It is understood that the peasantry dread war with China, and consequently it is not declared ; while foolish little credits of £400,000 are demanded for Tonquin...

The medical world has reason to be proud of one

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of its members who died this week, as the consequence of a really heroic act performed in the course of his professional duty. Dr. Samuel Rabbeth, a young man of only...

Two Continental Upper Houses are undergoing reform. The Hungarian Government

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has brought forward its Bill, which virtually composes the Upper House of such hereditary Peers as hold land paying a ground-rent to the State of £300 a year, —or, in other...

M. Joubert has resigned his position in the Executive of

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the Transvaal Republic, in a letter declaring that he will not consent to hold it since the Government of Pretoria has formally broken its engagements with England, and the...

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It is evident, from the proceedings of the Incorporated Law

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Society at its annual meeting this month, that the solicitors look with favour upon a compromise between the present system and the fusion of the two branches of the profession....

The news from China is not reassuring for the French,

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or indeed, for Europe. The Chinese are pouring troops into Ton- qnin in such numbers, that General Briere de l'Isle, in supreme command there, demands reinforcements of 10,000...

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MR. GLADSTONE'S DECLARATION. M R. GLADSTONE'S speech in the House of Commons on Thursday night will not only put a new heart into the Liberal Party, but will bring over to it,...


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p ERHAPS the most serious feature in the existing situa- tion is that many of the eminent Tory Peers are living in a dream. They are convinced that if they resist the Fran-...

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MR. TREVELYAN. T HERE is some satisfaction in hearing of the

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admission of Mr. Trevelyan to the Cabinet. He has proved, as no other of the younger statesmen have yet proved, that he can "endure hardness" as a true soldier of the State....

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T ORD SALISBURY stands among the Tory Peers like J Saul among the Israelites ; but he sometimes makes it difficult for Liberals to believe that he is really a great man. He is,...

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P EOPLE in this country, unless they happen to be students of European history, care very little about the sums- Bien to the Dukedom of Brunswick. The principality, with its...

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B R. CRICHTON BROWNE must have had enough of it this time. He has whirled and flashed his intellectual sword round the head of his redoubtable adversary, Mr. Fitch, till the...

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M R. FROUDE makes of his last two volumes of Carlyle's life and letters one constantly recurring and perpetu- ally reiterated vituperation of cant; but what cant is, except that...

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I T is not wonderful that Mr. Ruskin should place high the claim of Art, for Art has been to him more than a nursing- mother. She has been mother, and father, and country, and...

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LORD PENZANCE ON THE HOUSE OF LORDS. f To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPEC/LTC/E."] SM,—Lord Penzance's letter, published in the Times of the loth inst., appeals to such high...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " $PECTLTOR."1 SIR,—Are you not rather hard on the Birmingham rioters ? Taking the Hyde Park palings as a precedent, their proceeding is exactly the vox...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR." Sin,—" Bismarck" is a mastiff, a monster of high pedigree, with a nature gentle and unaggressive, but yet when roused to self- defence not...


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(To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sta,—You express great contempt for the two-Member system ; but it reflects better than any other the natural instinct of the average man....


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.] Sin,—As the Spectator is always fair, even against itself, will you permit me to point out that the Clergy of this country have long possessed...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—In your article of the 11th of this month, on "Race- hatred in India," you say incidentally that the Englishman "is not seen and talkei...

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THE GALWAY MARE. rAtit :—" Nora O'Neale."1 IN the course of my wand'rings, from Cong to Kantark,— And a man of his honour is Jeremy Burke,— I've seen many horses, but none, I...


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THOMAS CARLYLE.* [FIRST NOTICE.] IT is more than doubtful, we think, whether Mr. Froude's Life of the great Rembrandt of English literature will do what be expects for his...

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has used an opportunity forced on him by the fire at Messrs. Kegan Paul and Co.'s house in Paternoster Row, where the unsold copies of his chief poems were destroyed. He has...

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was the habit of historians to sneer at the French loyalists who, at the beginning of the great Revolution, left their country to serve in the army of Conde, and to earn their...

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BETWEEN TWO OCEANS.* THERE are so many books about America

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that we do not want another, will probably be the thought of many on taking up this volume. But the same objects are viewed so differently by each traveller, that a certain...

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THE German novel and novelette are apt to be a terror to reader and reviewer. Badly written and composed, dull, fall of "drowsy placidity," and void of wit or humour, to get...

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The Landlords and the National Income. (W. H. Allen and

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Co.)— it is difficult, without illustrations, which are not included in the plan of the Spectator, to give an idea of this brochure. It describes itself as " a Chart showing the...


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The Scottish Review. The contents of the new number of the Scotch quarterly axe less Scotch and more varied than those of some of its more immediate predecessors. There is,...

The Eclogues of Virgil. Translated into English verse by Edward

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J. L. Scott, M.A. (Kegan Paul, Trench, and Co.)—Mr. Scott chooses the octosyllabic metre, though he gives to the fourth Eclogue the more dignified form of the heroic couplet. He...

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"who scrawls

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With desperate charcoal on the blaokentd walls." Whatever the work to which he was set—and his friends gave him more than one trial—he would draw ; and he was right, for he...

&Holm Boous.—Homer : Iliad, LAIL With an Introduction, a brief

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Homeric Grammar, and Notes. By D. B. Monro, M.A. (The Clarendon Press.)—Mr. Monro's book, intended "to furnish a com- panion volume to Mr. Merry's school edition of the '...