27 JANUARY 1883

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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 Fourth of...

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Lord Hartington, in the same speech, expressed a strong opinion

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that the present Parliament could deal, and ought to deal, with the questions between landlords and tenants. He gave no hint of the method to be pursued, but significantly said...


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T HE" crisis " in France still continues, but is a little less acute. The Chamber on Tuesday appointed the Committee to consider the Bills proscribing Princes, and elected six...

Lord Hartington made a remarkable speech to his Lancashire constituents

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at Bacup yesterday week, on the general char- acter and tone of which—especially in its relation to the Irish policy of the Government—we have commented elsewhere. Here, it may...

The French Government has not proposed to prohibit the exhibition

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of religious emblems. The statement was either an invention of the Times' Correspondent in Paris, or an illustra- tion of his careless credulity. He did not, it will be...

Lord Hartington, in the first speech at Bacup, told the

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Con- servatives plainly that they would never come back to power till they had made up their minds whether or not they were going to be Conservatives or Tory Democrats. While...

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On the subject of reform in Ireland, Mr. Forster declared

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for applying precisely the same principles to Ireland as are applied to England ; and rather for delaying an Irish Reform Bill, in case Ireland should seem to be still in a...

The Judges of the Queen's Bench, Ireland, delivered judg- ment

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in the cases of Mr. Healy, Mr. Devitt, and Mr. Quinn on Wednesday. The Crown accused these persons of language inciting to sedition, and argued that the Court was bound to...

Mr. Herbert Gladstone made a good speech at Leeds on

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Friday week, in which he gave the following cheering figures, to prove the operativeness of the Irish Land Act and Arrears Act :—" Up to January 13th, the total number of...

The American Congress, being anxious to get rid of the

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sur- plus in the Treasury, is making a bold attempt to revive the shipping trade, ruined by British competition and the Protective laws. The House of Representatives has passed...

Mr. Goschen spoke at Ripon on Monday, assuming the posi-

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tion of an independent supporter of the Government, and warmly defending their Egyptian policy, and their policy in proposing the reform of Procedure in the Commons. He pro-...

Cetewayo has arrived at Ulundi, and, therefore, may be considered

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fully restored. The correspondents contradict one another with the directness only observed in South-African , despatches, but the balance of evidence is in favour of the belief...

Mr. Forster delivered a very important speech to the Leeds

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Liberal Club on Thursday, the drift of which was that he desired to see a strong Redistribution Bill, and not a mild one; that he inclined to a very considerable step in the...

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The Times defends the great aggregations of land in single hands

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in England, by saying, on the authority of Mr. West, our Minister at Washington, that greater aggregations exist in the United States. There it has been a custom to encourage...

The Times gives some curious statistics of the Quaker body,

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or, as they call themselves, "The Society of Friends." They are now reduced to 17,977 members, or probably 7,000 families, a majority of whom, we believe, reside in Ireland, and...

Miss Ada Leigh, of whose remarkable work in Paris we

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gave some account in our issue of December 23rd last, writes to yesterday's Times to record the terrible fact that infant suicide in France has actually destroyed twice as many...

Gustave Dore, the well-known artist, died in Paris on the

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13rd inst. He was a singular example of a French artist who, though thoroughly French in spirit, found appreciation princi- pally in England. His pictures, despised in Paris,...

Mallow election has gone for the Home-ruler by an im-

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mense majority, Mr. Naish, the Solicitor-General, having polled -only 89 votes, against 161 given for Mr. William O'Brien, the -editor of United Ireland. Mr. Sexton, in...

Bank Rate, 4 per cent.

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Consols were on Friday 102f, to 102i.

The curious case of poisoning by oil of bitter almonds

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at West Mailing resulted on Wednesday in a verdict by the Coroner's jury of manslaughter against Mr. Timins, the -clergyman who administered the teaspoonful of oil from which,...

The discovery on the Thursday of last week of the

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body of a girl, probably of thirteen years of age, in a starch-box which had been sent as long ago as the 11th December last, through Messrs. Carter, Paterson, and Company,...

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THE PANIC IN PARIS. T HE Liberal politicians of France—for it is not the people which is in motion, and the Reactionaries are only defending themselves—present just now a...

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T ORD HARTINGTON'S speeches have very marked charac- I teristics. For one thing, he has a positive scorn for making things appear better than they are ; and not only so, but he...

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THE REVELATIONS EST DUBLIN. T HERE is something in the news

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of the last few days which is almost appalling to the friends of Ireland. Most of our contemporaries are exulting in the recent revela- tions in Dublin, because they think that...

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T HE Government is about to try to rule Egypt through an unacknowledged Resident, who will be called "Financial Adviser to the Egyptian Government," who will be the servant of...

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M R. GOSCHEN, in his speech at Ripon last Monday, made some interesting remarks on the unnecessary cynicism of the political world in criticising the position of ex-Cabinet...

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T HE attitude of the public towards a workmen's strike is usually determined by considerations with which personal interest has little to do. Occasionally, the consumer may...

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I S there any decrease in the respect felt by the educated for the nudity of Human Life? To a good many of our readers, especially those who attend chiefly to English opinion,...

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D R. BALL has delivered a lecture recently at Paris, of which the St. James's Gazette gave an interesting account last Wednesday, on "The Frontiers of Madness," a frontierland...

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T HE term " Book-making " has, within the last few years, acquired a peculiar and somewhat opprobrious signifi- cance. To be called a book-maker is, with the vast-majority of...

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POLITICS IN NORWAY. [To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."' Elft,—In some foreign newspapers, there has, of late, appeared every now and then rather alarming news from Norway. The...

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Sin,—I gladly believe, with you, that "most Churchmen" are ins favour of the Burial Act. Would that you could say the same- of most clergymen who, under present arrangements,...


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rro THE EDITOR Or THE " SPECTATOR:] SIB,—It is a curious proof of the ignorance about Church matters which is to be found among Nonconformists, that so cultivated and capable a...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPEOTATOR."1 S111, — In his able speech at Ripon last Monday Mr. Goschen said that "even M. Gambetta, Liberal as he was, was utterly unable to persuade...


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I TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SrBi — The Bishop of Manchester has often been twitted with his inconsistency in denouncing Ritualists for breaking the law, whilst breaking...

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OF THE " silicmoz."1 Bru,—With reference to Mr. Edward White's letter in your issue of January 20th, I must ask you to allow me to state that Mr. Dening has made no "refusal"...


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[To THE EDITOR Or THE " SPECTATOR.1 'Sra,—If the Ritualists, as a body, are prepared to endorse the -opinion expressed by "A. H. W.," that "the whole principle of the Mass and...


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ROSSETTI AT BURLINGTON HOUSE. [srcorrn nouns.] IN our first article upon those works of Rossetti which are exhi- bited in this gallery, we scarcely did more than glance at some...


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IDYLLS OF THE ILIAD.—VIII. CORCEBUS. OP all who, in her hour of need, to Troy Came from far lands to fight against her foes, Corcebns was the youngest. Him nor greed 'Of...


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Kut in the sunny South she lingers, Yet slowly comes along, With fairy garlands in her fingers, With snatches of sweet song. Her eyes with promises are beaming, Her smiles will...

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SIR WILLT A m ROWAN HAMILTON.* Tem volume, which belongs to the Dublin University Press Series, is the first instalment of a work which, when completed, will be a worthy...

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WE hope we shall not be accused of "sinning our mercies," when. we avow a feeling of satisfaction on finding Mr. Payn's newest story less amusing than several of its...

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DANTE GABRIEL ROSSETTL* THE fame, mysterious and shadowy as it

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was, which Rossetti enjoyed, or which his admirers claimed for him, in his lifetime, is just at present being put to more than one severe test. That the pictures of any...

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OF Mr. Hudson's sixty days' scamper over the Atlantic, through America to California, and back by Canada, the record of some forty is interesting enough ; the remainder of the...

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THESE three literary portraits of Emerson are all in different ways so admirable and interesting, that it would be difficult, and were it easy, it would be invidious, to place...

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THE perusal of this clever and thoughtful novel leaves the reader with a half-feeling that he has been spending his time with some of that family in The Princess who were in a...

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lona other works by the same author, this is a pleasant record of travel and sport ; but instead of tracking the writer's foot- steps among the Tyrolese Alps, we are now called...

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THE pkysique, so to speak, of this series, which consists of six readers and two primers, is excellent. The paper is good, the type large and clear, and the illustrations, which...

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The new number of the Edinburgh Review has a dull,

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disappointing, behind-date look. Why should we have an article at this time of day on "Henry Erskine and his Times," not to speak of the imperfect view taken in it of Thomas...

There is little to be said of the new number

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of the Dublin, Review,. except that it is almost all Ireland and Roman Catholicism, and full of St. Martin, St. Patrick, and St. Francis. We could wish, how- ever, that a large...

There is much erudition in the new number of the

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Church Quar- terly, although not a little of it, as in the articles on "The Use of Unfermented Wine in the Holy Communion," and "Marriage with a Deceased Wife's Sister," looks...


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The Quarterly Review makes a good start in 1883 in all respects but the political one ; the January number is a decided improvement upon its predecessor. As we have already...

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Days of Grace in India, a Record of Visits to

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Indian Missions, by H. S. Newman, Leominster (Partridge and Co.), is a curiously inter- esting book. Rather commonly got up, and with a portrait of the Prince of Wales at the...

A Brief History of the Indian People, (Triibner and Co.),

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by Dr. W. W. Hunter, is warmly to be commended as a high-class school- book, and also as an introduction to the other and larger books on the same subject. It is admirably...

The Caravan Route between Egypt and Syria. By his Imperial

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Highness the Archduke Salvator Austria. (Chatto and Windas.)— 'This book is translated by the Chevalier de-Hesse Wartegg, and so well done, that it is only here and there, when...

The Hebrew Student's Commentary on Zechariah. By W. H. Lowe.

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(Macmillan and Co.)—The Second Book of Samuel. Edited by C. F. Kirkpatrick. (Deighton, Bell, and Co.)—These are both scholarly works for scholars, due to the impetus lately...

Alick Treherne's Temptation. By Alarie Carr. (Smith, Elder, and Co.)—The

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author of this novel ought to have written a better one. He—or should we say she P—possesses some of the qualities requisite for the writing of readable and enjoyable fiction,...

The Hem of Christ's Garment (Hodder and Stoughton), is the

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title of the first of twenty collected sermons of Dr. Mellor, with a bio- graphical notice by Dr. H. R. Reynolds, of Cheshunt College, intro- ducing his recollections of this...

There are several articles of popular, or at least of

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lay, interest in the new half-yearly part of The Journal of Psychological Medicine, such as the papers on suicide, lunacy, and lunacy-law reform. Dr. Winn, who writes on Darwin,...

The Home Life of Henry W. Longfellow, by Blanche Roosevelt

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'Tucker Machette, (Carleton and Co., New York), should be of in- terest to English readers, on account of the glimpse it affords of the literary circles in America, and the...

Health Resorts, and their Uses. By J. Burney Yeo, M.D.

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(Chap- man and Hall.)—This is not, as its title might suggest, a were pain- phlet, but quite a good-sized octavo volume, in which the subject in hand is treated exhaustively....

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James Russell Lowell (Triibner and Co.) is a short biographical

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sketch, by Francis II. Underwood. The illustrations, paper, and type are superior to the narrative, which is eulogistic rather than discriminating.

Mr. Alfred Rimmer, no doubt, intended his Early Homes of

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Prince Albert (Blackwood) to do service as a gift-book. As such, it is likely to be much appreciated. The paper and type are very good, and the illustrations—the subjects of...

Snort? STOEIES. — Whoever desires to have a supper—or, to be strictly

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accurate, three meals—of horrors, should read the stories of morbid passion which Mrs. Horace Dobell has published, under the title of Dark Pages. (Remington and Co.)—There is...

the preface, we learn that during 1882, only one title

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in the Peerage, " Netterville," has become extinct, while four new dignities have been created. Fourteen Peers and twenty-seven baronets have died since December 1st, 1881; two...

Under the title of England's Essayists (Macniven and Wallace, Edinburgh),

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the Rev. Peter Anton writes both with judgment and with enthusiasm of Addison, Bacon, De Quincey, and Lamb. He would, in our opinion, however, have done still better, had he...