28 DECEMBER 1872

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The Times' correspondent at Berlin telegraphs, under date December 26,

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that the British Ambassador at St. Petersburg has delivered a note to Prince Gortschakoff disclaiming any intention of interfering with Russian progress in Central Asia so long...

This day week Mr. Gladstone delivered the prizes to the

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students of the Liverpool College, and after doing so made a speech on Education, of which we have noticed the most remarkable part,— that on the religious scepticism of the...

On the same day, Mr. Bruce, the Home Secretary, made

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an Education speech at Cowbridge, in Glamorganshire, while per- forming the same office as Mr. Gladstone performed for the Liver- pool College, and he too deprecated the...

We call attention elsewhere to the strained relations which may

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by and by exist between the United States and Spain. General Grant, as we read his action, may very soon be tempted to say the war in Cuba must end, even if he does not say that...


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P RINCE BISMARCK has resigned the Prussian Premiership. An Imperial rescript, dated 21st inst., informs him in the coldest manner that his application has been accepted, and...

The Cesarevitch would appear to be seriously ill. It is

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a rule at most Courts not to publish bulletins about the Sovereign or the Heir Apparent until grave symptoms appear, but on Wednesday afternoon a bulletin was issued in St....

Besides putting forward this plea for the higher studies even

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when not likely to be professionally useful, Mr. Gladstone insisted with some significance on the inadequate use made of the noble edu- cational endowments of our secondary...

6 ,,,* The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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Also on Saturday last, Mr. Muudella, in distributing the prizes

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to the Bristol Trade and Mining School, passed a warm eulogium on the admirable and admirably graded technical schools of Ger- many, into which yoang artisans pass from the...

Mr. Talbot has replied to the Home Secretary and the

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Spectator at the same time, but we cannot see that he makes out much of a case. He says that he never said that the children of the poor when possessing great capabilities ought...

In reference to our remark last week that in an

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elaborate defence of the Conservative Oxford policy about Dr. Stanley's select preachership, a member of the minority had pleaded that Oxford ought not to beturned into a "...

The Thirty tyrants are, as we expected, becoming reasonable . On

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Friday last their two sub-committees agreed that two Chambers were necessary, that M. Thiers should suggest a plan for those two Chambers, and that M. Thiers must be compensated...

It is announced by telegraph that Lord Northbrook will probably

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abolish the Income-tax and take off the export duty on wheat. The Income-tax in India has been too thoroughly condemned to be maintained when Government has a surplus, as it...

Lord Folkestone has no delicacy of feeling, or he would

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not contradict so late as Friday the report of a speech which was copied in the Times of Tuesday, and so give endless trouble to conscientious editors who had taken his supposed...

The Duke of Somerset delivered an incisive and epigrammatic but

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utterly misleading speech at Newton Abbott, on Monday evening. We have discussed its main thesis—the superiority of the men of science to the politicians—elsewhere, but wish...

A service was held on Friday night in several of

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the Established Churches of London, to offer up special intercession with the Almighty for the increase and success of Missionary work. The move- ment is specially favoured by...

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A brutal and cruel murder, but one apparently of a

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common type, has been committed in Great Coram Street. A woman, by name Clara Boswell, lodging at No. 12 in that street, and employed in some ballet, took home with her on...

Mr. Rathbone, the Member for Liverpool, has delivered an address

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on the local taxation of great cities which we hope to discuss hereafter at some length. It is full of knowledge and practical suggestion. At present we would only note his...

Dr. Pusey's letter to yesterday's Times curiously illustrates the horror

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of the High-Church party for teaching which does not bring on a "battle of beliefs." He writes to explain why he did not' vote against the Dean of Westminster as select...

We have referred elsewhere to the light thrown on the

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character of the present Head-Master of Rugby by the correspondence which the Times published on Thursday. From that it would appear that Dr. Hayman suspected Mr. Scott of...

One never knows whether the New York Herald is writing

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for effect or not, but if its statements about the fire in the Fifth Avenue Hotel are correct, there is a heartlessness among certain classes there to which we can show no...

Mr. Arch is a thoroughly able man, but he hardly

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knows even his own world,—Warwickshire,—yet. He has been answering quite seriously Mr. Newdegate's accusation that the Jesuits had educated him and prepared him for his...

The Americans do not mince matters in their dealings with

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the Red men. The Commissioner for Indian Affairs in his last report recommends that the remaining Indians, now about 300,000 in number, should be placed under a rigorous...

Consols were on Friday 911 to 91g.

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PRINCE BISMARCK'S POSITION. W E cannot but think that our contemporaries have some- what mistaken the meaning of the contest which has for some time past been raging in Berlin,...

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TH E curious expression of hatred attributed to Lord Radnor and his son, Viscount Folkestone, at the Salisbury Conservative Association on Wednesday week, which was at first...

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N O man in English politics polishes an exaggeration like the Duke of Somerset, and no man formulates a false axiom with greater clearness of expression. His denunciation of the...

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AI R. GLADSTONE has been much attacked for intro- ducing into his Liverpool speech on Education his sketch of Dr. Strauss's scepticism and proposed substi- tute for faith,...

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T HERE was only one sentence in the Message recently for- warded by President Grant to Congress which appeared to indicate latent hostility to any European Power. That one, how-...

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T HE letters of the late Marquis of Hertford produced in the Irish Court of Queen's Bench last Friday, during the libel case of " Stannus v. Finlay," are most instructive...

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T HE correspondence which has appeared in the Times about Dr. Hayman and Rugby, incomplete though it is, is quite sufficient to enable the public to form a very distinct...

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A FEW weeks ago died in his house at Brompton a scholar whose name, though known to comparatively few, will always be associated with some of the most brilliant feats ever...

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MRS. MONTAGU.* DR. DORAN, whose industry is almost equal to that of the late Mr. Timbs, has concocted a pleasant book out of some complete and several fragmentary letters...


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THE " CORNHILL MAGAZINE " ON SOCIETY IN AMERICA. [TO THE EDITOR OF rag "Ben-urea:1 SIR, — Your notice last week of an article in this month's Cornhill en the social relations...

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THAT present events should have prompted a new work on the so-called schismatic Church of Utrecht is natural. Even when that community was lying shrank almost out of sight, its...

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MR. RODEN NOEL'S POEMS.* WE can very well believe that,

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as Mr. Noel tells us somewhere in this volume, few of Nature's children love her as he loves her. And this love gives him a genuine poetical inspiration, an inspiration which,...

CHARLES DICKENS AS A READER.* THAT Dickens's career as a

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reader was eiceptional in the life of an author does not seem to us a sufficient reason for publishing a separate account of that career. Because a thing is exceptional it does...

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Tins masterly work of Dr. Dorner, so successfully rendered into' English by the present translators, will more than sustain the reputation he has already achieved by his...

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book to a great tree, standing from age to age, and every year producing a new crop of leaves, and blossoms, and fruits, which we call essays and commentaries. And Chaucer says...

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SCIENCE AND COMMERCE."' IF treated properly, there are few subjects

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that furnish materials for a more valuable work than the interdependence of Science and Commerce. What, for instance, has been the exact influence of the growth of the...

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PLAIN PULPIT TALK * THE world, or at least the

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English portion of it, is by this time pretty well acquainted with the name and history of the remark- able man who has just thought fit to publish the little volume before us....

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Rome. By Francis Wey. With an Introduction by W. W. Story. Chapman and Hall.)—It may seem a doubtful encomium to say that this is the very largest of the Christmas books which...

Traditions, Superstitions, and Folk-Lore. By Charles Hardwicke. (Manchester: A. Ireland.

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London : Simpkin and Marshall.)—Though Mr. Hardwicke deals with the superstition of Lancashire and the North of England, he has collected a mass of carious facts from all...

CHRIST3IXS BOOKS.—The Home Affections Pourtrayed by the Poets.

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Selected and edited by Charles Mackay. Illustrated with 100 Engravings. (Routledge.)—Mr. Mackay has made his selection with taste and judge- ment from a very wide range of...

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