27 JULY 1878

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L ORD BEACONSFIELD has been made a KG., and has ob- tained the remaining Garter for his faithful colleague, Lord Salisbury. The Prime Minister received investiture as Knight of...

To this resolution Mr. Plunket is to move an amendment,

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proposing an Address to her Majesty to thank her for communi- cating to the House the Treaty of Berlin, the Protocols of the Congress, and the Convention between Great Britain...

On Saturday last Mr. Gladstone delivered a speech to the

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Southwark Liberal Association, in the Drill Hall, Bermondsey, and after speaking of the duty of organisation, and the emergency which should induce Liberals to sink their...

The annual meeting of the Cobden Club was held last

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Satur- day, at the Ship Hotel, Greenwich, under the presidency of Mr. W. E. Forster, who delivered a very weighty speech, chiefly con- cerned with the question of the day. When...

Lord Hartington is to move on Monday a somewhat long

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xesolution, beginning with a "while," which carries his admission of the partial good accomplished by the Congress, but ending " regret " that Greece has not been better treated...

Lord Beaconsfield is carrying the policy of secrecy so far

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that he may disgust even his own followers at last. With relation to the acquisition of Cyprus and the Anglo-Turkish Convention, he has produced no scrap of correspondence...

* * The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in

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any case.

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Sir Garnet Wolseley arrived at 'Larnaca, in Cyprus, in the

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Himalaya,' on Monday, and immediately assumed the govern- ment, and our troops have been arriving ever since. A procla- mation was put forth, in English, Turkish, and Greek,...

On Thursday a message from the Queen announcing the approaching

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marriage of the Duke of Connaught with the Prin- cess Louise, third daughter of Prince Frederick Charles of Prussia, was considered in both Houses of Parliament. Lord...

In the House of Commons, Sir Charles Dilke moved an

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amendment to the motion for the Speaker's leaving the chair, asking for returns of the precedents of former reigns in the case of such family provisions, Sir Charles maintaining...

In the debate brought on by Mr. Gladstone's motion with

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respect to the Indian Vernacular Press Act, the arguments were all on one side. His speech was temperate and friendly to Lord Lytton, and his request that all proceedings under...

A very discreditable bit of official spite has come out

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this , . week. It appears that on Lord Salisbury's retiring from the Chairmanship of the Middlesex Quarter-Sessions, some of the Court had wished to elect Lord Carnarvon in...

The prospect of an immediate dissolution seems to have some-

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what diminished in the week. At least Sir William Hart-Dyke, the Conservative Whip, who said something at the dinner to Cranbrook which was supposed to indicate an immediate...

Mr. Fawcett, who was present as a guest, took the

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opportunity of congratulating Mr. Forster with great emphasis on his re- marks concerning the duty of boldly facing Parliamentary majorities, and hoped that the Liberal leaders...

The Anglo-Russian Agreement published from a surreptitious copy by the

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Globe is not to be presented to Parliament. In answer to Mr. Gladstone, Mr. Bourke said on Thursday night that it could not be laid on the table unless it were accompanied by...

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A telegram from Melbourne, dated June 11, and received via

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Brindisi, states that the Victorian Government have resolved on Constitutional Reform, and indicates that what they wish to intro- duce is the principle of the Plebiscite,...

At Eastbourne on Wednesday, Lord Hartington distributed the prizes gained

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in the recent Cambridge local examinations, and complimented the Universities highly on the spontaneous and excellent work they were doing in relation to their local examinees....

Viscount Cranbrook had a difficult task on Wednesday, namely, to

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make a long, non-political speech to his Kent friends, who gave him a congratulatory banquet at Cranbrook on the occasion of his elevation to the Peerage. As Lord Cranbrook said...

The Paris correspondent of the Times of Wednesday continues a

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long account of a conversation which the writer had had with M. Gambetta on the subject of the Treaty of Berlin. He says that he felt as M. Gambetta spoke, that the Treaty would...

Joseph Garcia, the Spanish sailor arrested for the murder of

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the Watkins family at Llangibby, near Newport, in Monmouth- shire, was fully committed for trial at the Caerleon Petty Sessions on Monday. Two of the elder girls were not at...

Consols were on Friday 951 to 951.

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At a Conservative meeting at Wolverhampton held yesterday week, a

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cousin of Mr. Gladstone's—the Rev. J.E. Gladstone, Vicar of St. Matthew's, Wolverhampton,—remarked that what his eminent cousin wanted, was the patience of Lord Beaconsfield...

In the House of Commons on Thursday the Irish Intermediate

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Education Bill passed through Committee, an amendment by Mr. Courtney to exclude the payment of reaulto-fees,—the only Tart of the measure which encourages general education,...

We anticipated last week that the Australian Cricketers would be

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beaten by the Cambridge Eleven, but we had no expectation of so great a defeat as they actually experienced. The Cam- bridge men, in their first innings, obtained 285 runs, and...

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LORD HARTINGTON'S MOTION. THE terms of Lord Hartington's motion are studiously, and almost immoderately, moderate. We do not object, be- cause, moderate as they are, they...

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T HE Standard has usually kept its head even during the wildest gyrations of the Tory counsels, but when it said on Tuesday, in writing on Mr. Gladstone's and Mr. Forster's...

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THE INDIAN VERNACULAR PRESS. T HE debate on the Indian Vernacular

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Press Law was, to a certain extent, unreal. Members on either side of the House of Commons hinted at, but refrained from stating, the true issue. The question before them was...

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I N dealing with Copyright in Books, the Commissioners had their work pretty plainly marked out for them. With the exception of Sir Louis Mallet, none of them seem to havebeen...


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VO'reasonabIe Inuit will doubt either the coniage or the good-faith of Sir Charles'Dilke in tetieting the' proposal to 'tare's provision'fOr the Duke of Connaught' on his marri-...

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C ONSIDERABLE credit is due to the Government for their Epping Forest Bill, which has now reached the House of Lords. They have had the courage to reject the recom- mendations...

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H OW completely our social system and prevailing ideas assume the poverty and extreme limitation of the aims of evil-deers, is sufficiently illustrated by the unusual horror and...

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Oxford and London : J. , Parker And Co. A NYone who really desires to study that very curious creature, the typical John Bull as he comes out when nxo,diffed by genuine...

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will be interesting to learn whether any noteworthy advance 1. will be made in our knowledge respecting the Sun during the total solar Eclipse of Monday next, visible in the...

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THE ANGLO-TURKISH CONVENTION. [TO THE Enrrort OP THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—In a leading article in the Times of July 22nd, I read as follows :—" Our defence of Turkish...

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[TO THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—In your number of July 13th you insert a letter from Mr. Maltman Barry, in which, under the heading of "The Inter- nationalists and...


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MORE IMPRESSIONS OF JAN. [SEE " SPECTATOR," APRIL 297n, 1876, p. 5594 Jan.—Wall, Gearge, my man, why what's up now ? Ees, ees,—you'd need to mop your brow ; 'Tis plaguy...


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" SPECTATOR.") SIR,—Will you let me lay before your readers a passage from a. book that is full of wise judgments, set off by a noble rhetoric, "A Survey of History ; or, a...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—It is no light matter to appear as a witness in a controversy so embittered as that now waged upon the Eastern Question. But I have...

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THERE came a cloud over yonder hill, When the wind was muttering low, Round and white as the sails, that fill When the winds o'er the ocean go. And the skirts of the cloud were...


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MELSSNER'S ROCOCO PICTURES.* AUGUST Gorruse MEISSNER is a now totally forgotten literary celebrity of the last century—the author of numerous romances and plays—who...

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GEORGE MOORE.* Oun first impression upon taking up this volume

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was that Dr.. Smiles had painted his portrait of George Moore upon too large a scale, and after a careful perusal, this impression has been con- firmed. The author's hand has...

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some few portions of Alpine Europe where "time-hallowed customs and relics of medimval life" have not altogether disappeared, before the annually increasing, ruthless horde of...

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[FIRST NOTICE.] THOUGH it has long since been observed how clearly de- fined, as a rule, have been the epochs of the highest human attainment, preceded and followed by...

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AT the end of this little book, before parting with his readers, Mr. Ram seems to feel that some words, not exactly of apology, but of deprecatory comment, were required or...

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THE vulnerable point of most modern biographies is prolixity. It is therefore, at first sight, discouraging to encounter one of the most memorable exceptions to this censure...

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early days in British India, the days when we were yet strangers in the land, or slowly making our way to that power which now overshadows the whole. The modern historian has to...

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A Young Wife's Story. By Harriette Bowra. 3 vols. (Sampson

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Low and Co.)—It is always an act of courage when a novelist accepts the advice that is so frequently offered, and begins a heroine's story with her marriage. Of course it is...

Stanford's Compendium of Geography and Travel: Central Amerka, the West

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Indies, and South America. Edited by H. W. Bates. (E. Stanford.)—This volume, like that dealing with Africa, which we noticed some months ago, is based upon Hellwald's "Die'...

Fantasy and Passion. By Edgar Fawcett. (Roberts Brothers, Boston, U.S.)—This

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is a volume of verse, wrought out with much care, and no little success. It is rash in these days, when culture is so widely spread, and there is so much of the questioning...

The Siege of Constantinople. By C. R. Eaglestone. (Tinsley BrOthets.)—This

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is an "historical romance," which the special interest now felt in its subject may tempt the reader to take up. He will flha the story of the fall of the city and the last...

Caleb Booth's Cie I. By Mrs. G. Linnains Banks. 3

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vols. (Hurst and Blackett.)—This novel is not as good as "The Manchester Man," but that indeed was hardly to be expected. In that tale Mrs. Banks had a rare stock of originals...

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The Florist and Pomologist. July. Edited by Thomas Moore, F.L.S.

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(Published for the proprietors, by Messrs. Kent.)—This valuable publication has, we observe, been enlarged from "royal " to " imperial " size, a change which, without...

A Fallen Angel. 3 vole. (Tinsley Brothers.)—There are angels, we

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are told, that "excel in wisdom." Such certainly was not Mildred Heath; nay, she was not wise even for a mortal woman. For what girl with the least grain of sense would not know...

Mr. Jenkinson's Practical Guide to No, th Wales (E. Stanford)

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comes recommended to the tourist by more than one decided success of the author in the same line. "While writing this Guide," he says in his preface, "the author has strictly...

Corr*. By the Author of "Marley Castle." 2 vols. (Tinsley

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Brothers.)—There is a mixture of farce and tragedy in these volumes, but we cannot say that ono pleases us more than the other. The " green " young subaltern, whose weakness...

The Expositor. Edited by the Rev. S. Cox. Vol. VII.

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(Hodder and Stoughton.)—This volume contains the editor's continuation of his expo- sition of the Book of Job. Here ho deals with the "Second Colloquy," chapters xv.-xxi.,...

Bible Studies. By M. M. Kalisch, Ph.D. Part I. The

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Prophecies of Balsam (Numbers xxii.-xxiv.) ; or, the Hebrew and the Heathen. Part II. The Book of Jonah, preceded by a Treatise on "The Hebrew and the Stranger."...

Ania. By the Author of "Estelle Russell." 3 vols. (Blackwood

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and Sons.)—The novel opens with a striking description of two pic- tures by Titian, representing, says the writer, the same woman, one in the freshness of her innocent youth,...

Ten Times Paid: a Story of the South. By Bruton

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Blosse. (Samuel Tinsley.)—By " the South "is meant the Southern States of the Ameri- can 'Union, and the story supposes a condition of society which has happily passed away...