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The King of Prussia has dissolved the Prussian Parliament, in

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order to convene a new one, which shall include a representative for the annexed provinces. The Ministerial recommendation states that it is much better to mark the new era by...

Mr. Disraeli is to be entertained at a great banquet

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at Edin- burgh on the 29th of next month. It is intended to be a very imposing affair, as it is already given out that fifty beers and other persons of distinction have...

The Conservative Association of Halifax has been holding what it

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considers a demonstration ; but it was a violent party affair, and somehow, in these manufacturing towns of the North a party Conservative meeting can never get beyond a...

It is said that the Council of the Reform League

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have decided to call a meeting to ",sympathize with" Garibaldi on his arrest. If so, the Council of the Reform League appear to wish to make fools of themselves. Garibaldi was...

The F , liscopal Congress at Lambeth has been held in secret,

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with Ow doors,—the most reverend and right reverend prelates having ..ovided themselves with two shorthand reporters, who are fort lden, for the present, to publish their...


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M HE great event of the week is the arrest of Garibaldi on Mon- day at Sinalunga,near Sienna, on his way to the Papal frontier. The previous day he had said publicly at Arezzo,...

Mr. John Hardy, M.P. for Dartmouth, who has recently worn

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the -honorary cap and bolls of the Tory party, and who has- been amusing himself in his vacation by assaulting a neighbour's servant as a trespasser on his land, throwing his...

It is announced with some parade that the bread of

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the Episcopal Communion service at Lambeth was inade of Bethlehem corn 'and that the wine was a product of Jerusalem grapes. We con- clude that this is to be understood as a...

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The number of papers read before the Social Science Association

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was of course amazing. Mr. Henry Dix Hutton read two of the best and most interesting, on Stein's great Prussian land reform, and on a scheme for increasing the number of small...

With regard toIreland, Mr. Hutton observed that what is wanted

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there is not capital, but the disposition on behalf of the tenant to apply his capital to the land. "The French, Belgian, and Ger- man proprietor invests his savings in...

Mr. Hamilton Hume is probably as good an advocate as

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Mr. Eyre could procure, but he is not quite straightforward enough to be influential. He tried to persuade the public last week that - the admission of the deposition of the...

Viscount Nevill, who also %yoke at the meeting, Was very

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emphatic in congratulating his friends That "this great country hafi not yet adopted the doctrines of Messrs. Beales and Bright.?' We don't know about the doctrines, but, as we...

The elections both in California and Maine have been unfavour-

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able to the Republicans. In California, from local reasons, from the disgust excited by one or two jobbing republican politicians, the State has been wholly lost to the...

Lord Dufferin's introductory address at the Belfast Social Science Congress,

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the main points of which we mentioned last week, produced a little emeute by its boldness in advocating a division of the Irish Protestant Church property among the various...

One of the best addresses delivered at the Social Science

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Asso- ciation, which became, we are told, very much ennuyie (an association is surely feminine?) before it drew to an end, was Mr. Justice O'llagan's, on "Jurisprudence and...

Nothing more has yet been heard of the Fenian prisoners

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liberated by violence in Manchester last week,—Captains Deasy and Belly. We fear they have escaped, by the help of their in- numerable Irish friends. The police, it is said,...

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Lord Carnarvon presided at the annual meeting of the High

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Clue Agricultural Association on Thursday, and scolded the successful competitors in ploughing and farm labour for not -having come up to the level of previous years. In his...

In printing, last week, a letter attesting the sympathy felt

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in Italy with Admiral Persano, we inadveitently printed also a sentence which should not have appeared in it, reflecting very harshly, and we imagine very unfairly, on Admiral...

The closing prices of the leading Foreign Securities yesterday and

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on Friday week are subjoined : — 'Friday, Se t. 20. Friday, Sept. 27. Mexican alt 15i Spanish Passives .- .. .. .„ .. 19 .. 20 Do. Certificates .. .. .. .. .. 16 .. 17...

Mr. Grant, the celebrated author of the History of Physical

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Astronomy, writes to the Times of Sept. 20 to demonstrate again what seemed scarcely to need further demonstration,—that the Pascal and Newton correspondence exposed by Sir...

This abominable system of lodgings purposely kept and adver- tised

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for women who want to be confined without the knowledge -of their acquaintances, and for the unhappy children thus born, seems to be increasing in London, and to be producing...

A correspondent of the Daily News, who has been in

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the Tyrol, seems to have been very unfortunate in his inns, and speaks with quite pathetic earnestness on the subject of the bread, the beds, and the feeding generally. Be...

Large sales of Stock having been effected, the market for

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Home Securities has been heavy, at drooping prices. Yesterday, 'Consols, both for money and account, closed at 94, ; Reduced and New Three per Cents., 921, ; Exchequer Bills,...

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mutiny could hardly be suppressed. tary principle as would threaten

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the Established Church of Still, Mr. Disraeli is a man of inexhaustible enterprise, and England. That should be, and doubtless would be, his line of he very well knows that,...

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T HE Lambeth Conference has indisputably met, though no one knows what its members have said and done. Seventy-six Bishops of the English, American, Scotch, and Colonial...

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GARIBALDI'S DELIRIUM G ARIBALDI has been the ecstatic element in Italian

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poli- tics, and a very noble ecstatic element, no doubt ;—nor are we among those who deny that there may be,—very rarely,— a true and noble sphere for ecstasy even in...

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W E noticed a fortnight ago with approbation the germs of a movement among the working-classes for introduc- ing into the Reformed Parliament a certain number of direct...

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COLLEGES OR UNIVERSITIES? T HE question started by Professor Rogers at

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Dundee, by Mr. Gold win Smith at Belfast, and by the Liberals in the Select Committee on Mr. Ewart's Bill, is really whether we are to have a centralized or a localized...

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T HE character and the career of this remarkable potentate are equally strange. He unites in himself the most opposite and conflicting qualities, and his public conduct is a...

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rrtHE Magistrates of Bucks must certainly have been studying the teaching of our Lord as to those acts of humanity to the lower creatures of our universe which it is lawful to...

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O NCE in seven years was the period which Lord Macaulay assigned in his essay on Byron for the spasmodic bursts of righteous indignation to which the British public is liable....

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.1 SIR,—Have you done justice in this discussion to your great and' pregnant idea of " communion " with Christ ? Has a doctrine so. primal as...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—Though you have bestowed high—not exaggerated—praise on the ability which is exhibited in Mr. Forster's speech at Brad- ford, I...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.1 SIR, —On Friday last, September 20th, I took the opportunity of attending one of the evening and one of the morning services preliminary to...

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SIR,—I see that you speak with cutting sarcasm. of Bishop Gray "exuding saccharine matter," &c., because he talks of the pain which he felt at having to proceed against...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR, —May I ask for a line or two in the paper which I value so much to suggest the crying need there is for a new, great, and truly sound...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Pontresina, September 21, 1867. Sin,—Really it's rather nice, you know, seeing one's own ideas in print. We have got my first two letters,...

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Mn. LEWIS tells us in his introduction that this is a fair sample of Herr Reuter's Low German tales, and that Herr Renter's Low German tales and poems are so popular that many...

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WE think Major Scott deserves the hearty thanks of every true Northerner. Never, perhaps, did the wisdom of the wish, "0 that mine enemy would write a book !" receive more ample...

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Tars is a jolly little book. We have not the slightest idea who wrote it, but we are quite sure the author, or authoress, has a touch of genius, as well as plenty of playfulness...

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himself intimately acquainted with the religious movements which were emancipated or awakened by the events of the Civil War and Protectorate, but he has found it a difficult...

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A Shilling Book of Golden Deeds. Selected from A Book of Golden Deeds. By the Author of the Heir of Redelyffe. (Macmillan.)—The Book of Golden Deeds is well enough known for...

Six Short Sermons on Sin. Lent Lectures at St. Alban

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the Martyr, Holborn. By the Rev. Orby Shipley. (Rivingtons.)—If Mr. Shipley was not so evidently in earnest, these sermons would be positively mischievous. Yet as we are...

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How to Cook Game in One Hundred Different Ways. By

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Georgiana Hill. (Routledge.)—There is a sublimity about many of Miss Hill's aphorism& which, however fully we may recognize their truth, makes us feel pain- fully the want of...

Cattle and Cattle - Breeders. By William McCombie. (Blackwood). —There is an

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absence of system and method in this book, but the hints it gives are based on practical experience, and it is thoroughly readable and amusing. Mr. McCombie has the advantage of...

Poems. By Claude Lake. (Alfred W. Bonnett.)—After Mr. S win-

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burne's hymn to Mazzini, it is not to be wondered at if other admirers of the prophet break into verse, but the prophet ought to persuade thetrt not to print it. Mr. Lake is not...