27 MARCH 1875

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The chief interest, however, of Mr. Disraeli's speech was foreign

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to the subject in debate, and consisted in a personal explanation.' Mr. Butt had quoted the passage from the Prime Minister's Mansion-House speech, in which almost every one but...

Mr. Disraeli's speech was mainly devoted to show that Eng-

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land had been much more severely coerced under the famous six Acts of Lord Castlereagh than Ireland under the Peace Preservation Act, and he was very entertaining in his...

It is officially announced that the Prince of Wales is

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going to India in November for a tour of a few months, attended by Sir Bartle Frere as cicerone. Some of our contemporaries are greatly exercised over this expedition, which is,...


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fr HE debate on the modified Coercion Bill for Ireland, to take the place of the laws which expire in December next, occupied Monday and Tuesday evenings without producing any...

We regret to record the death on Monday of the

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French Ambassador in London, the Comte de Jarnac, at the age of 60. A member of one of the oldest families in France, yet half an Irishman by blood and residence, a thorough...

4 V The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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The Cabrera " convenio " has evidently failed, and the

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Madrid correspondent of the Times draws a gloomy picture of the con- dition of Spain. He says that Spain has now 247,000 men under arms, and is levying 70,000 more, without whom...

Mr. Froude has explained his views as to the administration

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of the South-African Colonies, in a lecture to the merchants con- nected with the Cape and a letter to the Times, and they appear- to amount to this :—The South-African dominion...

All manner of statements are current as to some action

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taken by Germany to induee other Powers to threaten that unless at the next vacancy a moderate Pope is elected ) they will refuse- him recognition. It was at first affirmed that...

The public is a little surprised to find that this

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Government is- just as "stingy "- as the one which preceded it. It has sanctioned. an Arctic Expedition indeed, and has winked at a job or two, but it has not raised everybody's...

Mr. Froude, in his letter to the Times, tells a

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story which throws the British contempt for the dark races and for idleness into very high relief. "When," he says, "I spoke in Natal of immigra- tion from England, I was told...

The Oxford and Cambridge Boat-race came off on Saturday, an

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usual, and Oxford won by seven or eight lengths. The crowds were very great, though the day was cold and the east wind keen, but there was rather less interest than usual taken...

It is stated that one result of the last Session

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of Congress has been to raise Mr. J. G. Blaine, a Pennsylvanian, who, however, resides in Maine, to theafirst position as the next Republican candidate for the Presidency. Mr....

Sir George Jessel on Wednesday attended an anniversary festival in

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aid of the funds of the Jewish Hospital, and made a speech showing how rapidly Jewish disabilities had been swept away. Twenty years ago he could only practise by sufferance, no...

John Mitehell, who was, we suspect, very improperly dragged over

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here by the importunities of his friends, only to kill himse/f hi an utterly fruitless Parliamentary contest for which his broken constitution was wholly unfitted, died at...

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An instance of the very great hardship inflicted under the

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Masters and Servants' Act was brought before the House of Com- mons yesterday week. Luke Hills, who was a carter in the em- ployment of a Sussex gentleman, Captain Hyde, and was...

Lord Shaftesbury is a man of many gifts, but none

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of these gifts certainly can have been received by him with a better grace than that presented to him on Wednesday by the costermongers, of whose society he is president,—a...

literary papers, if at all respectable and sober in their

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judg- ments, must take care what they are about. A Scotch jury has just given a verdict for 11,275 against our contemporary, the Athenaeum, for an otherwise very sober and...

Mr. Justice Denman has, we perceive, repented of his some-

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what hasty action in sentencing W. Craddock, the prisoner acquitted at Hertford for uttering base coin, to a year's im- prisonment for contempt of Court. The Home Secretary on...

Yesterday week Sir Charles Dilke brought out all the blots

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in the Ballot Act, showing how differently different local authorities interpret its provisions ; how some try to give validity to the vote if they can, so long as it is clear...

The Master of Balliol, Professor Jowett, has quite a remarkable

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faculty of preaching what one may fairly call suspensive Christ- ianity. That is, he combines a curiously profound vein of Christian sentiment with a somewhat morbid respect for...

Consols were at the latest date 9234.

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THE ROYAL VISIT TO INDIA. 1\10 Anglo-Indian will, we thinjr, venture a confident opinion IN oii the effect a the Heir Apparent's visit to India, and we do not know that it is...

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has no doubt been More or lesateste'd by tine emergencies, Sinapl3r proved this. And it is hardly possible to doubt that with amounts to - Saying that-in a- time - . of profound...

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P EINCE BISMARCK is fighting a ghost, and the fight bothers him dreadfully. He knows how to hit and to hit hard with a bludgeon, how to inflict dreadful cuts with a sabre, and...

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; HE Irish orators in Parliament are certainly cultivating moderation of speech. Except Mr. O'Connor Power,_who spoke after the old style of Irish denunciation, though not...

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cute private piques between clergy and people ; and the

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"It has been seen in Chapters H. and IV. that the condition of the power to search for documents has been made the means people in the great rice tracts of Durbhunga,...

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T HE declaration of Koloman Tisza that he renounced the policy of separatism did more than terminate the stand- ing quarrel between the Federalists and the Repealers in the Home...

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M R. ALFRED RUSSELL WALLACE certainly has as good a right to the attention of literary and scientific men, when he speaks with weight and earnestness, as any writer of the day....

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T HE Report of the Royal Commission to inquire into the Labour Laws has been awaited with a good deal of interest by many different classes, by employers and workmen, and by...

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MR. GLADSTONE AND THE PROTESTATION OF 1789. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR"] SIR, —I have read the letters signed "An Outsider," "J. T.," -and "Fair-Play," in your last...

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who have sympathy with sufferers will be grateful-to* to you for your article in Saturday's Spectator on "The Mora Consequence of Vivisection" If the "Society for the prevention...


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SIR, — The author of an article.on the Maka , a1Ronsequence of Vivisection" in your last number alleges thak -last.* year I'-did not -express such strong disapproval of certain....

ITO THE BOrroa Or TH11144SPECTATOLt think that in your article

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on'"Yiviseetion," in - buit week's Spectator, you are somewhat unfair to "The Sodiety for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals." Prior to the presentation of" the Memorial, the...

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• [TO THE EDITOR 01 , Till " SPECTATOR:1 8i. -Pray allow me a Word - or.two on that letter from Mr. J. G. MacCarthy under the above heading which appeared in your issue of last...


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OLD AND NEW. * Bee Plinym "Nat. mat," lib. 8; an4 speaator, Feb. 6, 1875. ONLY a slave in Rome of old, A slave for whom none cares ! Slaughtered in dungeon-deeps, and rolled...

;too biLa s 80FILIEMANN'S ' • - 11.17 UT/AM:0 FAIT911.

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10F .`13PaCeA.704.1 • "•-• §laer-114 YMIX.,UOtiCit ISclrliemaen's Troye e in the Speetattir of Saturday Jask iitsiipremarked. that. " - the tapithet 1 '2teeics . froc * ja...

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MR. SPENCER ON THE POLITICAL ORGANISM.* . THE essays in this third volume of the revised and collected series betray no falling-off in Mr. Spencer's acknowledged power of...

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quarter of a century must have passed since Mrs. Oliphant first charmed us with her first novel. Her hand, how- ever, has not lost its cunning, and the story before us is in...

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• TILE OLD COACHING - DAYS. * THE old gentleman to whom

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we are indebted for this spirited and humorous collection of anecdotes, incidents; and circuni- stances of coach-travel hi old times, laments—or - rather, does not lament, { for...

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E would testify cordially to the ability and industry with which the Oxford Editors have performed the task of introducing to the public Messrs. Longman's new edition of Hume,...

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WE do not grudge any man an honest living, and in these days of high-pressure, with the overwhelming power of capital on one side, and of competition on the other, it is...

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The Sanitary Condition of aribrdshire. By Gilbert W. Child. (Long-

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mans.)—that br: Child's book Ought td the carefully reatlis qidte certain, not thit less so because it is extremely depressing. Dr. Child is Officer of Health for the county. He...

Some of Our Girls. By. Mrs. Eiloart. 3 vols. (Tinsley.)—This

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is not e x actly a pleasant novel, but it is written with the best intontions, and may really be found' of some use. The author starts with - four , heroines, whom chance hits...


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-Joseph Mazzini. A Memoir by E. A. V. With Two Essays by Mazzini. (Henry S. King and Co.)—This volume is, we find, "dedicated to the working-classes by P. A. Taylor, M.P." "To...

Come of Her Vow. By Elise Thorp. (Town and Country

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Publishing Company.)—What, indeed, might not come of such a vow ? Catharine Wardine, being about to enter the family of a certain Sir Crysto Innis, vows to her lover, Eustace...

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Men Whont hullo Has Known. By J. T. Higginbotham. (Madras

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: Higginbothatn. London : Ricbardson.)—This is a second edition. It is far from complete as, indeed the editor candidly allows, but yet it is full of useful and sometimes...

From the Plough to the Pulpit, rid Cambridge. By Luke

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Wesley Church. 3 vols. (Tinsley Brothers.)—Mr. Fishpond, the hero of this tale, is a sort of spiritual Quixote of the Wesleyan order, who becomes, however, converted in the end...