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INDEX. FROM dULY 2nd TO DECEMBER 31st, 1892, INCLUSIVE. TOPICS OF THE DAY. 1E DILE, a Many-Headed (in connection with the London County Council) 760 Africa :— — Macbonaland,...

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ORD SALISBURY has issued an address or manifesto J to the electors of the United Kingdom. He declares himself deeply sensible of the importance of the new ques- tions of...

Parliament has been dissolved. The Royal Proclama- tion was issued

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on Tuesday, and the meeting of the next Parliament is fixed for August 4th next. One unopposed election, that of Lord Randolph Churchill, was taken yester- day, and by the date...

Mr. Gladstone further said that if the House of Lords

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threw out a Home-rule Bill carried in the Commons, there would be no occasion or justification for a Dissolution, which means, we suppose, that in that case Home-rule would be...

Mr. Gladstone's speech at Edinburgh on Thursday was very important,

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very animated, very eloquent, and very mischievous. He laid it down that the supremacy of the Central Parliament at Westminster is to be supremacy of just the same type as that...

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

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Mr. Gladstone spoke at Chester on Saturday in spite of

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an injury which was inflicted on him by a woman, said to be often the worse for drink, who threw,—apparently in a frenzy of admiration, for she is said to be an ardent...


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With the " SPECTATOR" of Saturday, July 9th, will be issued, gratis, a . SPECIAL LITERARY SUPPLEMENT, the outside pages of which will be devoted to Advertisements. To secure...

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Russia is threatened with another terrible calamity,—an outbreak of cholera,

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which is officially admitted to be spreading itself from Meshed, through the Khanates, southward into. the Caucasian provinces. Great efforts are made to keep it - out of...

The only assumption of Mr. Balfour's which we regret, and

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know to be mistaken, is that of Monday's speech to the effect that "if Mr. Gladstone had not been put in a minority in 1885, we should never have heard of Home. rule." That is...

We find with regret that old Madras officers are deeply

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hurt by our recent reference to the White Mutiny of 1859.. They say that our description of that singular episode in Indian history was too broad, that the regiments differed...

Germany is all in commotion as to an impending struggle

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between the Emperor and Prince Bismarck. The ex-Chan- cellor has been excited by his reception in Dresden, Vienna, and Munich, and has been talking too freely to interviewers,...

Mr. Goschen, in his admirable speech at North Shields on

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Wednesday, exposed many of the " inventions " of the Glad- Etonian orators. First they said that he in his finance had uniformly preferred the interests of Capital to the...

Mr. Balfour has made a series of speeches this week

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which, if delivered at any less busy political epoch, would one and all of them have deserved separate notice. Mr. Gladstone says that the Unionists have abandoned argument, and...

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The Rev. J. Guinness Rogers maintains in the Times of

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Thursday, that an Irish Nonconformist cannot exist, since there is no Established Church in Ireland to which he could have been asked to conform. We should not at all care to...

The French have been a little shocked by the result

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of a duel. The Marquis de Mores, a fanatical anti-Semite, having in a recent article libelled the French Jews, accepted a chal- lenge from one of their number, Captain Mayer....

Bank Rate, 2 per cent. New Consols (2!) were on

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Friday 96f.

One of the funniest replies to the difficulty that if

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Irish representatives were to be retained in the Imperial Parliament, the British Ministry might be dismissed in consequence of an Irish vote determined solely by Irish...

Mr. Balmer, writing to Thursday's Times, points out the inconsistency

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of the GLadstonis.ns in crying out for "One man, one vote," at the very time at which they are demanding that Irish voters shall vote both for representatives in the Parlia-...

Mr. Gladstone and the Nonconformist Council are both making political

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capital out of the statement that Mr. Balfour at one time "held out hopes of the endowment of a Roman Catholic University," which is not true ; while it is certainly true that...

Perhaps the most effective of the election addresses,— 'certainly the

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most effective written by any man who has held the position of a statesman, though Mr.. H. M. Stanley's is quite as effective from its special point of view,—is Lord Randolph...

Sir William Harcourt has shown that since Mr. Plimsoll gave

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up his seat at Derby to Sir William, he has exerted him- self with some strenuousness to secure the progress of the beneficent measures on behalf of the seamen of our mercantile...

From July 1st any letter under half-an-ounce in weight can

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, be sent anywhere out of England for 20. The rate is -uniform, whether the destination of the letter be Paris or Pekin. The Post Office has been gradually advancing towards...

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MR GLADSTONE'S EXPLANATIONS. it/LB. GLADSTONE'S first Midlothian speech is the most important that he has uttered for many years. It does, at any rate, clear up what he means...

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W E cannot profess to be quite content with the form of the Premier's manifesto, published on Tuesday. With his pen in his hand, Lord Salisbury abstains from the "flouts and...

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W E agree with Mr. Gladstone that the revival of direct religious persecution in Ireland is, on the whole, improbable. Nay, we will go even further, and maintain that, if under...

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I T is possible, according to the rumours received from Berlin, that the German Emperor is about to commit what may prove to be the gravest mistake of his reign. It is one of...

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I T cannot be said that the reply of the English Non- conformist ministers to the address of their Irish brethren is a very satisfactory document. It is an attempt to apply a...

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Still, the news that the cholera has started on its journey westwards can never be other than disturbing. Medical science is seen to be so impotent in its presence, that we are...

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T HERE is nothing more remarkable than the apparent difference between the various sources of restlessness. At the present moment, no doubt, we should be disposed to regard...

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rr HE large prices obtained for the pictures sold at Lord Dudley's sale on Saturday appear to have been some- thing of a surprise to the public ; we scarcely know why, unless it...

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A CASE of a rather unusual character was tried in the Central Criminal Court early this week, which is worthy of notice not only on account of the remarkable nature of the...

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TF the Oxford and Cambridge match, with Henley to follow, produce in most minds a positive dislike to the notion of lunching out of doors, that is probably the fault, not of...

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W Ii have just read with interest an ably written little book, in which the author, Mr. William Clarke, endeavours, with considerable force of argument, and in a tone laudably...

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[To THE EDITOR Or THE " SPECTATOR." j Si,—In view of the approaching General Election, will you kindly afford space for the following figures, just published, showing the...


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MR. GLADSTONE AND THE VETO. [To THE EDITOR Or THE " BPZOTATOR."1 Sru, — The words in Mr. Gladstone's address which refer to "Local Option," deserve more attention than has...


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[To THE EDITOR Or THE " SPICTATOR.1 Sin,—In reference to your interesting article on "The Ulster- man in America," which I hope will be as widely read as it deserves, might I...

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SULLY PRUDHOMME.* FRENCH verse is undoubtedly alien to English ears, perhaps from some physical diversity of testhetic sense, as of historical association which has apparently...

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"A WORK written in a loose effeminacy of style, and appeal- ing to the debauched taste of the better vulgar." So wrote Warburton of a popular novel of the eighteenth century. We...

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BROWNING'S CRITICISM OF LIFE.* SPEAKING of the abundance of Browning

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literature which has of late been showered upon the world, Mr. Revell urges, half apologetically, that his book is "only a little one." His modest plea will avail him more...

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Ix an amusing burlesque upon Mr. Oscar Wilde's new comedy, now being played as The Poet and the Puppets, the author- bard declines to invoke the Muse to help his efforts, as •...

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THE making of a book out of the life of Charles Keene seems a priori to be a rash attempt. His existence was too uneventful to render his personal biography interesting, while...

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IT is a strange faculty, that of the true poet, being often, it would seem, independent of himself. The Fortnightly Review for this month gives the post of honour to a long "...

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was Professor of Theology in Maynooth College. There is much that is interesting in his Essays,—in that, for instance, on" Liberty of Conscience." He is guarded in his...

Hutchinson's Australasian Encyclopedia. By G. C. Levey. (Hutchinson and Co.)—The

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information compressed into these four hundred and fifty pages—so far as it is correct— can only be found in larger and much more expensive books, such as the various...

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Motherhood. By Dr. Alice Ker. (J. Heywood.)—This is a book

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of practical advice to women, put into plain, sensible language, a book that may be recommended to the readers for whom it is intended, among whom, of course, children or quite...

Society.)—This missal belonged to Nicholas Lythington, Abbot of Westminster from

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1362 to 1380. Besides the liturgical part, it contains the attestation of the oath of John Islip (elected Abbot in 1500) to observe the Westminster statutes, and a calendar. A...

Miss Falkland. By Clementine Black. (Lawrence and Bullen.) — Miss Falkland

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is the title of a collection of six slight stories, of which some have already appeared in magazines, and which call for no particular remark. The volume is fairly readable,...

The Deluge. A Historical Novel of Poland, Sweden, and Russia.

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By Henryk Sienkiewicz. Translated from the Polish by Jeremiah Curtin. 2 vols. (Osgood, McIlvaine, and Co.)—It might have been well—in fact, it may be said without hesitation...

A Dark Plate of the Earth. By Alfred Clark. (Sampson

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Low and Co.)—Mr. Clark has written one of those improbable but decidedly interesting and exciting stories of adventure which may be said to owe their existence to the success of...

manners of the day" is not pleasant reading. M. Regis

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de Fagan is divorced from his wife, after a process in which there has been collusion. His daughters are allowed to see him occasionally. He falls in love with a woman who is...

Marriage and Disease. By S. A. K. Strahan, M.D. (Kegan

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Paul, Trench, and Co.)—There is a. great deal of valuable information in this volume. Dr. Strahan has studied his subject carefully, and treats it with discretion, and in a...

The People's Bible. Vol. XV. By Joseph Parker, D.D. (Hazell,

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Watson, and Viney.)—Dr. Parker has in this volume brought down his large enterprise, wh;ch he terms "Discourses upon Holy Scripture," to the nineteenth chapter of Jeremiah. It...

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The Great Men. By John Davidson. (Ward and Downey.)— There

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are some forcible things in this book. The "Schoolboy's Tragedy" is perhaps the best. The intentionally humorous things have failed to amuse us, and extravagances which claim to...

Editions of English, French, and German Classics are now so

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numerous, that it is quite beyond the power of a critic to appre- ciate them. Their value can really be tested by use alone, and that is impracticable. In English we have...

Victory at Last. By E. G. May. (Elliot Stock.)—It requires

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something like genius, or, at any rate, a kind of talent which is far from common, to write a story for children and young people which shall be distinguished by an unmistakable...