26 JULY 1879

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The debate was not a good one. The Liberals insisted

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too much on Mr. Lowther's change of front, in promising en- dowments for the first time in the House of Commons. Lord Cairns had really held out the same promise in the House of...

Mr. Gladstone's speech drew attention to one feature in the

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plan of the Government which is of real importanee,--the proposal to take the new endowments as annual Parliamentary votes, instead of putting them beyond the region of annual...

*** The Editors cant,not undertake to return 3fanuscript Zo any

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The Irish University debate of Thursday in the House of

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Com- mons ended in a considerable victory for the Government, who, after defeating Mr. Shaw'e amendment, carried the second reading without a division. This result was obtained...

Sir Garnet Wolseley telegraphs to the Government from Port Durnford,

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on the 8th July, that he has halted the Marine Battalion and all other reinforcements on the way to the front, as he believes the war to be over. And he adds :—" Do not send out...

NEWS OF THE WEEK • O N Wednesday arrived at last

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the news of a victory over Cetewayo on July 4th, which, in Sir Garnet Wolseley's esti- mation, is not unlikely to prove the end of the war. Sir Garnet Wolseley himself, who had...

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It is certainly a misfortuy for the Government, iu dealing

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with the so-called Obstructionists, that they themselves have been more irregular, as regards questions of order, this Session, than any Government of recent days. They are...

If there had, been any doubt before that a public

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monument in Westminster Abbey to the late Prince Imperial may be calcu- lated to convey very false and very undesirable notions to the people of France, in relation to the...

As we have always expected, the Bonapartists are still in

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disorganisation. They held a caucus on Saturday, which was but thinly attended, only 64 Senators and Deputies, out of 115 who call themselves Bonapartists, being present. Even...

M. Jules Simon is doing all he can to defeat

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the seventh and bad clause of the Ferry Education Bill, while M. Pelletan, who is also on the Bureau of the Senate which is to report on that Bill, is doing all he can to save...

Mr. Hanbury's speech was nominally seconded and really answered by

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Sir H. Drummond Wolff, who comes back from Rounielia a reformed diplomatist, and the most effective of all the witnesses against the abominations of Turkieh rule. He spoke of...

On Wednesday, Mr. Grissell and Mr. Ward were ordered to

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attend at the Bar of the House of Commons, to answer to the charge of having committed a breach of privilege of the House, in connection with the Committee on the Tower...

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We have a great respect, a respect which we have

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often and -earnestly expressed, for the political work of Mr. Tracy Turner- ; but we are not sure that he is not carrying his beneficent function almost to extremes, in...

The division on Lord Hartington's motion concerning Flogging in the

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Army, shows that a great many of his ordinary followers absented themselves without pairing,—being in high dudgeon at his sudden change of front on a oubject on which they had...

The Rev. Henry Roe, of Poyntington Rectory, Sherborne, has disclosed

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a new weather theory, in a letter to last Satur- day's Times. His notion is that our summers are good or bad in cycles of three years at a time, and that every year which,...

Archdeacon Denison is very naturally greatly exercised about the vote

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of Convocation on the Vestments question. He himself is not responsible for a blunder against which he warned Con- vocation, but for that very reason, being the magnanimous...

We regret exceedingly to see that the India Museum at

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South Kensington is to be abolished, and its contents dispersed. It costs 29,000 a year, and its abolition is dictated by economy, and by the argument which, to our surprise,...

Consols were on Friday 98 to 98i.

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The Birmingham School Board are carrying out their difficult resolve

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to teach morality without touching on religion, in a truly heroic spirit. On July 4th a debate on the subject arose in the School Board, when an amendment to the resolution con-...

Mr. Bright, and Mr. Ghose (the native gentleman sent to.

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England to lay the alleged grievances of his countrymen before the British public), complained at the meeting of Wed- nesday last, in strong terms, of the restrictions placed....

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THE VICTORY, AND ITS CONSEQUENCES. W E have gained our modest victory at last, and very thankful we should be that we have gained it. But it is certainly a modest victory. That...


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T HE Irish Members appear to have given up their principle. of educational equality. They are willing at least, for their own purposes,—for the excellent purpose of unsettling...

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T HE attacks made by both Liberals and Conservatives on Lord Hartington for his recent action in relation to the Army Discipline and Regulation Bill, were of course to be...

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T HE Dean of Westminster made a mistake, a generous mis- take, but a complete mistake, nevertheless, with respect to the proposed monument to the Prince Imperial. He allowed...

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N EARLY the most inept criticism which could be passed on the Debate of Tuesday night, is the criticism of some of the partisans of the Government—that the tone of the Opposi-...

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T WO of our correspondents have contested the interpretation placed in our last number on the action of Convocation in the matter of Vestments. Mr. Charles Wood declines to...

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" W ERE we to be driven out of India to-morrow" (i.e., December 2nd, 1788), said Burke, in one of the most eloquent of his speeches, "nothing would remain to tell that it had...

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T HE appearance of a volume of " Essays " from the pen of George Eliot, must have brought home to some among its many readers a certain surprise at the reflection that the class...

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W E are very jealous in England of our Testamentary Free- dom. When any one proposes a law which would limit that freedom, as it is limited, for instance, in France, there is a...

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A LAZY JOURNEY.—I. T HAVE never been able tosfind, in Mangnall, Marcett, or Mark- 1 ham, the three " M's " of my infancy, the exact boundaries of Cockaigne. Time was when,...

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(To TRH EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.'] Sut,—Will you allow a

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warm admirer of your admirable article on the Bishop of Peterborough's definition of cruelty to append to the thanks it calls forth, a protest against an assumption which seems...


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THE VIVISECTION DEBATE. [TO TIM EDITOR OF TUB " SPROTATOR."] Sfa,—The reports in the morning papers of my speech on Vivi- section were no much condensed, that I do not...

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you permit me to make a few remarks touching certain fallacious statements made by the advocates of Vivisec- tion in the late debate in the House of Lords,—statements which were...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE SPEOTATOR."I Six,—Allow me to make two observations on your article of the 19th inst., headed "The Episcopal Victory." English Bishops have their faults,...


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Sin,—There is much truth in your remarks on the strict legal force of the new Ornaments Rubric, and on the lack of statesmanship exhibited by the Lower House of Convocation in...

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THE "SPECTATOR."] Sut,—Permit me to point out what appear to me to be misapprehensions of the Report of the Wine Dutiee Com- mission, in your paragraph on that subject in your...


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MISS MARIANNE NORTH'S INDIAN SKETCHES.* WHAT is it in a landscape or a country that makes the one or the other suitable for pictorial representation P Why is it that many...

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A FRENCH BOOK ABOUT MODERN GERMANY.* M. COHEN, the author of Lee Deicides, has spent several years in Germany since the war of 1870-1871, and has given us, in a series of...

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THE name of Mr. Richard Dowling is unfamiliar to us, and as its title-page records no previous literary achievements, we; are justified in inferring that The -Mystery of Milani...

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A NEW poet has generally much to contend against. Critics are shy of acknowledging his power, and readers are prone to measure him by familiar standards. His very originality is...

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these criticisms with considerable interest. We cannot agree with Mr. Stephen on some points, we do not think his remarks on others very original, and we believe that in nearly...

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Her Friend. Laurence : a Novel. By Frank Lee Benedict.

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(Samuel Tinsley and Co.)—Mr. Benedict can write well, and he ought not, therefore, to write as be does in this novel. It is poor as a novel, and its moral drift is bad. The...

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/Tow I Volunteered for the Cape. By T. E. Fenn. (Samuel Tinsley and Co.)—This is a young Volunteer's diary of nine months spent at the seat of war in South Africa, in active...

Destruction and Reconstruction. By Richard Taylor, Lieutenant. General in the

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Confederate Army. (Blackwood.)—This book would, we think, have been better without the last three chapteis. The writer's criticisms on the military operations of the war,...

The Book of Ruth. By Samuel Cox. (Religious Tract Society.

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—A popular exposition. This little book,-worthy oven of the ex quisite old poem in prose with which it deals, consists of an introduc- tion, a translation, the exposition...

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NEW EDITION8.—We have received new editions of Industrial Bio- graphy

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: Iron-Workers and Tool-Makers, by Samuel Smiles. (John Murray.)—Business, by James Platt, "the fifty-first thousand." (Sinopkin and Marshall.)—Pcaey's Rome Paulinae, edited...