27 MAY 1876

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The rumours of an insurrection in Bulgaria may be taken

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to be confirmed. Its extent is not yet clear, but it is certain that the inhabitants of the mountainous country have been provided with arms, that they threaten the plain, and...

Lord Sandon's Education Bill has been printed and circulated, and

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we have written elsewhere on the very serious deficiency which we find in it. There is, however, another great defect besides its inefficient equivalent for a directly...


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L ORD DERBY has definitively declined to adhere to the propo- sals formulated by the three Chancellors at Berlin, and his refusal has created some excitement at Vienna, the...

Lord Carnarvon moved the second reading of the Government Vivisection

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Bill on Monday night, in an eloquent speech, in which he pointed out the abuse of the practice abroad, the increasing tendency of our physiological students to study abroad, the...

M. de Marcere is showing great Parliamentary ability in the

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French Senate, in his new character of Minister of the Interior. Nothing could be better than his reply to M. de Franclieu's interpellation last week, as to the meaning put by...

The wisdom or unwisdom of Lord Derby's policy depends almost

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entirely upon the instructions he has issued to the British representative at Constantinople. If he has distinctly ordered Sir Henry Elliot to inform the Sultan that he has...

• The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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The meeting at Exeter Hall in the evening, under the

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presidency of Mr. Mundella, was equally remarkable. Another attempt to divert the meeting to the false trail of universal suffrage was made, and again it failed. Mr. Fawcett was...

Mr. Fawcett made a very able speech on the Commons

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Bill on Thursday night, pointing out the five principal blots in it,— that it gives no security against enclosures being illegally made and without the sanction of Parliament ;...

There was a strange shindy in the House of Commons

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on Monday night, a propos of Mr. Disraeli's elaborate and certainly dignified refusal to amnesty the remaining " Fenian " prisoners. Mr. Disraeli stated that there are but...

Lord Winmarleigh, and Lord Cardwell (the President of the recent

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Commission), both spoke cordially in support of the Bill, though Lord Winmarleigh appeared to regret the fifth clause, which exempts dogs and cats from liability to these...

Mr. Fish's Note to the American Chargé d'Affaires in London,

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in reference to the refusal of the British Government to surrender Winslow without an undertaking that he should not be tried for any crime except that for which he is...

A very remarkable conference of labourers' delegates was held in

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the Farrin gdo n- Stre et Memorial Hall on Wednesday, under the pre- sidency of Mr. John Morley. Almost all of them were delegates of the National Agricultural Labourers' Union,...

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Lord Granville also made a very interesting speech this week,

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in distributing the prizes to the medical faculty of King's College on Tuesday. He told the students that he had been listening on the previous day with great interest to the...

In the House of Commons on Thursday night he was

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attacked again on the subject, but this time chiefly about the new ex-, emptions,—the exemption of everybody with an income under £150 from the tax, and the subtraction of 1120...

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has been a good deal

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attacked this week, as well by deputation as in Parliament, on the score of his affection for the Income-tax. On Tuesday, a deputation waited upon him to persuade him that it is...

Lord Granville made an entertaining speech at the Victoria Hospital

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for children this day week, on occasion of the open- ing, by the Princess Louise, of the new building at Chelsea, at the end of Cheyne Walk. Lord Granville quoted Mr....

There has arisen close to the St. James's Park Station

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of the District Railway within the last year a fantastic building, in it Brobdignagian style of architecture, a dozen storeys high. Here Mr. IL A. Hankey has spent, or is...

The City entertained the Prince and Princess of Wales yester-

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day week with great magnificence. Guildhall was enclosed in a sort of palace of wood, improvised to accommodate the extraordinary number of guests invited for the ball. The Duke...

- Consols were on Thursday 95,1 to 95i.

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ENGLAND AND THE TURKISH -QUESTION. T HAT, according to all the probabilities of the case, the Memorandum to which England was invited to assent was one containing most...


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seldom shown to better advantage than in the humanity it has displayed in relation to the painful subject of Vivisection. Lord Henniker was the first to take it up. When it...

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LORD BANDON'S BILL. L ow SANDON'S Bill is certainly not a

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Bill to enforce, even indirectly, the education of all healthy children, but only one to provide additional inducements and facilities —the actual extent of which seems to us...

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THE FENIAN PRISONERS. -T LIIME are only two conditions that can

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demand the pardon of persons who have been justly convicted of treason. One is the repentance of the offenders, coupled with a corre- sponding change in the temper of those who...

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IT was plain from the first that nothing practical or imme- diate could come from the Motion about the City Com- panies. Mr. James made out what Mr. Gladstone justly called a...

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KENSINGTON. DASSING through Mr. Frank Buckland's collection of fish, and all things appertaining to fishing, at the South Ken- sington Museum, is not a bad preparation of the...

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S IR HENRY THOMPSON has this week been repeating to Lady Jane Ellice, as head of the Ladies' National Temper- ance Convention, an opinion which, if we mistake not, he has before...

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THE ALLEGED POISONING OF NATIVES IN QUEE.NSLAND. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Sin,—As in your opinion, the English public are entirely in- credulous about the wanton...

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(To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:I . SIR,—Your habitual fairness in dealing with opponents leads me to hope that you will not refuse a place in the Spectator to this letter,...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR."' SIR,—The writer of the admirable article on "The National Antipathies of Individuals," in your paper of April 29, which has just come before...

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NOBODY! LEFT there, nobody's daughter, Child of disgrace and shame,— Nobody ever taught her A mother's sweet, saving name : Nobody ever caring Whether she stood or fell, And...


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THE ROYAL ACADEMY. [FOURTH NOTICE.] IN our previous articles on this Exhibition, we have mentioned the greater portion of the more important pictures, and this week we intend...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF TEl "SPECTATOR."] Sin, —I have just witnessed so interesting a phenomenon that I can- not forbear sending you an account of it. I had heard that the water...

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WHEN noticing the last series of the Songs of Two Worlds, we remarked on the beauty of the poems in which a new and spiritualised meaning was given to the legend of Action, of...


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DR. ABBOT1"S EDITION OF "BACON'S ESSAYS." . * Tars edition of Bacon's Essays forms one of Messrs. Longman's "Series of English Classics," and is, in all outward respects, an...

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THE AMERICAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE,* VERY appropriately at the present

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time Mr. J. M. Ludlow has published a handy book on the grave American question which existed a hundred years ago. Few, we suppose, will, from its title, misconceive the...

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GOOD GARDENING.* OF all the arts of prime utility, none

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is perhaps less thoroughly understood by us, and therefore less efficiently practised, than that of Gardening. This assertion may at first sight seem un- warranted, when the...

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Ancient Classics for English Readers. Levy. By the Rev. W. Lucas Collins. (Blackwood and Sons.)—We welcome the appearance of a supplementary series of the "Ancient Classics for...

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Social Architecture. By an Exile from France. (Samuel Tinsley.) —The

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author's efforts for the reconstruction of society not having been appreciated in the country of his adoption (he is himself a native of Styria), be has been good enough to give...

Her Dearest Foe. By Mrs. Alexander. 3 vols. (Bentley.)—We shall

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not be doing any injury to the prospects of a novel which deserves a very considerable success, if we give so much of the plot as the author herself allows her readers to see...

Aunt Charlotte's Stories of Greek History for the Little Ones.

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By Charlotte M. Yonge. (Marcus Ward.)—Miss Yonge's style is as bright and lively as usual, in this little volume. No one knows surer charms to attract young listeners, whether...

Heavy Stakes : a Novel. (Charing-Cross Publishing Company.)— The odd

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thing about this story is that its author should have limited himself to one volume. There seems no possible reason why it should not have been three, or for that matter, four...

Sketches of British Insects. By Rev. W. Houghton, MA., F.L.S.

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(Groombridge and Sons.)—Entomology has an advantage over other departments of zoology, independently of the intrinsic interest of the subject, that it may be practically...

Class - Book of Chemistly. By Edward L. Youmans, M.D. (Henry S.

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King and Co.)—The text-books on this science are so numerous, that we might despair of finding originality in a new one. We can con- gratulate the author, therefore, on having...

Recollections of Four Years in Venezuela. By C. D. Dance.

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(Henry S. Ring and Co.)—This volume, we learn from the preface, has already accomplished one good thing. The author began it during a time of illness, and it so absorbed his...

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Winter Sunshine. By John Burrows. (Hurd and Houghton, New York.

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Sampson Low and Co., London.)—An art of essay-writing, which is not very successfully cultivated among us, seems to flourish on the other side of the Atlantic. This pleasant...

NEW Enrrrons.—Prehistoric Man. By Daniel Wilson. 2 vols. (Mac- millan.)

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This valuable work appears in a third edition, "revised and enlarged," and in fact, to a considerable degree, rewritten. Dr. Wilson's position as Professor in a University on...

Science made. Easy. By Thomas Twining. (Chapman and HalL)— The

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author has been for many years a leading spirit amongst those who have endeavoured to popularise science among the working classes, and knows well the difficulties that...

A very useful little volume, which has been noticed more

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than once in these columns, appears in a third annual issue, The Student's Hand- book to the University and Colleges of Oxford. (Clarendon Press.) Every information about...