30 JUNE 1883

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The Bishop of Peterborough on Tuesday consecrated the extended and

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restored Church of All Saints', Narborou g h, and in doing so referred incidentally to the Deceased Wife's Sister Bill, saying that the Cler g y should imitate the example of...

Atter some hesitation on the part of Lord Dalhousie, who

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was probably influenced by weighty advisers outside the House of Lords, the Marriage with a Deceased Wife's Sister Bill was so altered as to render such marriages legal in any...

The ex-Khedive Ismail has been interviewed by the Times Correspondent,

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and has given his opinion on Egyptian affairs with his usual shrewdness. He admits that the En g lish possess Egypt, and must retain it, but maintains that the easiest method of...


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MHERE is a panic in E g ypt. The cholera has appeared in Damietta, and according to the most favourable accounts eighty deaths occurrsd in three days, in a population of 30,000....

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

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The Lords have changed their minds once more. The second

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reading of the Bill le g alising Marriage with a Deceased Wife's Sister, was carried by a vote of 165 against 158. The third reading of the same Bill was rejected on Thursday...

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Leo. XIII. has addressed a letter of twelve pages to

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M. Grevy personally, a sketch of which has been communicated to the Times Correspondent in Paris. The Pope comments on the legislation of the past three years, the expulsion of...

Lord Spencer, who is travelling in Ireland, on the 27th

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inst. made an important speech at Limerick to the Agricultural Society. He said that the insecurity of the farmer had now disappeared, and that he saw signs of agricultural...

Lord Salisbury made a speech at the annual dinner of

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the Constitutional Union on Wednesday at St. James's Hall, which contained something more than the old criticisms on the parti- coloured character of the Liberalism of the...

A telegram from Shanghai was received by the Chinese Legation

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in London on Thursday, denying that any settlement of the Tonquin difficulty had been arrived at. Li Hung Chang, the official entrusted with the negotiations with M. Tricou, had...

Sir Henty James, with all his astuteness, is hardly a

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good manager of the Bills of which he has the charge. In the Gra,nd Committee on Law he first disseminated the impression that he' would report the conduct of particular...

Nor will Mr. Alfred Austin's, who spoke later, and who

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maintained that "the tendency of mature intellect is towards Conservatism," on the ground that Mr. Froude is a Conservative of the anti-Irish kind, and Matthew Arnold a...

The trial of Scharf and the other Hungarian Jews for

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the murder of a Christian girl at the Passover still continues, and the evidence gradually elicited discredits the prosecution, which appears to have been dictated by the worst...

Quite an excitement has arisen in America about pauper emi-

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grants from Ireland. It is stated that two or three ships have re- cently landed emigrants from Irish poor-houses who are too feeble to work, who have no money, and who will be...

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We regret to perceive that the projea of sending Lord

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Reay to the Cape as Special Commissioner has been abandoned. Mr. Gladstone stated on Monday that he had been prepared to send the Commission, and to lay its instructions on the...

Two Presidents of the Royal Society have died on successive

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-days of this week,—Sir Edward Sabine, the aged Arctic explorer, and an eminent student of the phenomena of magnetism, on Tuesday ; and Mr. William Spottiswoode, Pre- sident of...

Nothing is more remarkable in the recently-published "Acts -of the

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Holy See relating to the affairs of Ireland," than the -confidence which the Pope, as a statesman, expresses in the justice of the present Administration. In Leo XIII.'s...

Bank Rate, 4 per cent.

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Consols were on Fridak 1001 to 100a x.d.

There is a remarkable letter from Rome in the Times

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of. 'Tuesday, on the subject of the extraordinary fibs told in the Roman Press, and thence transmitted to Ireland and elsewhere, -on the subject of the Pope's attitude towards...

The Standard's correspondent at Sierra Leone relates at great length

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and with full detail a shocking story. It had become necessary for the authorities in Sierra Leone to punish a chief named Gbow, for constant and cruel raids upon protected...

The fighting between the two English parties, or rather the

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wings of the two parties, is now so bitter, that it is positively pleasant to find a Tory leader standing up to defend the Liberal Government. Colonel Stanley did this on...

James Carey, the informer, has left Kilmainham at last, after

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having greatly embarrassed the Government by a demand for police protection in Dublin. This was refused, as every day would have produced a separate riot, and he at last agreed...

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LEO XIII. AND FRANCE. T T is to be regretted, in the interests of contemporary history, that the acts and words of Leo NHL are not more carefully noted and recorded. He does...

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T HE Lords are not high-minded and have no proud looks. They follow the Psalmist's admonition to refrain their souls, and keep them low, like a child that is weaned from its...

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I T is not very evident why Liberal Members should be so eager to get to the conclusion that the experiment of Grand Committees has failed. That Conservative Members should take...


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A T St. James's Hall on Wednesday, Lord Salisbury was very condescending to the middle and lower classes. It was they, he said, not the millionaires, not the great nobles, on...

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T HE European public has a curious instinct about Egypt, a feeling that, however well matters may look there, nothing is permanently settled. The slightest event, a rumour, a...

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W E wish greatly that some Member of Parliament possessed of the ear of the House of Commons would endeavour to strengthen the "Cheap Trains Act" which Mr. Childers is passing...

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T HE cruel sentence passed this week upon the Parisian lecturer, Louise Michel, for inciting the people to plunder bakers' shops, calls attention once more to that curious...

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T HE Sixpenny Cornhill is admirable if the Sixpenny public really prefers illustrated stories to anything else ; by the way, if any one in this world can give conclusive...

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D URING the past few months, .occasional allusions have been made in the English newspapers to an agitation which is going on at present in America concerning the condi- tion...

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THE CHANNEL TUNNEL—A PARALLEL. GODS built the walls of Troy, and Fates decreed THE CHANNEL TUNNEL—A PARALLEL. GODS built the walls of Troy, and Fates decreed That they in...


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THE LIBERAL LEADERS AND THE PROVINCES. LTO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECIATOR.".1 Sra,—Your correspondent, " Publius," has done good service. I can wholly confirm, from my own...


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LTO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—Though so appreciative to one side of the character of the late Bishop Colenso, I cannot think that your late notice does full justice...


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TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR." Sra,—About twenty minutes to two by my watch, and a quarter to two p.m. by the church clock, to-day (Monday), we experienced a really violent...


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To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR?'] SIR,—Mr. Stamford Raffles laments the difficulty of "procuring information of University progress." He seems to be unaware of the "Oxford...

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DR. WACE ON CHRISTIAN EVIDENCE.* Du. Wact is one of the most thoughtful of those believers who do not clip and pare Christianity of what is most characteristic in it before he...

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THESE books are the first serious efforts that have been made in this country to rescue the careers and characters of two re- markable Flemings of the fourteenth century from...

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Vti r t have derived much more pleasure than we at first expected to receive from the " reminiscences " of a comparatively young man, naturally restrained from much personal...

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AN ENGINEER'S AUTOBIOGRAPHY.* Tins is a volume which deserves, and

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will, no doubt, obtain, an extensive circulation. It illustrates the moral to be drawn from Dr. Smiles's Self-help, and will prove of special interest to young readers, not only...

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WE have termed the curious phemonenon to which we are about to call our readers' attention " Brahmo.eclecticism," but that is not the proper title for it. " Brahmo-syncretism "...

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THE remembrance of Miss Yonge's first novel carries back readers who have reached middle-life almost to their childhood. She has given to the public in the interval more books...

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Diary of Royal Movements. Vol. I. (Elliot Stock.)—This pro- mises

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to be a work of preposterous size. Forty pages are devoted to the eighteen years which preceded the Queen's accession to the Throne. This is moderate enough ; but what are we to...


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Bentley on the Epistles of Phalaris. Edited by the late Wilhelm Wagner, PhD. (Bell and Sons.)—Dr. Wagner's edition has now been added to "Bohn's Classical Library." Most readers...

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Q. Horatii Flacci Oarminum Libri 1V. Edited, with Introduction* and

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Notes, by T. E. Page, MA. (Macmillan.)—Mr. Page, after editing the four books of the "Odes" separately for the series of "Elementary Classics," has published in this volume a...

The Suppliant Maidens, of Aeschylus. Translated into English verse by

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E. D. A. Morehead, M.A. (Kegan, Pant Trench, and Co.)-.-- The Supplices has been very little read, partly, doubtless, on account of the corrupt state of the text, and of a...

John Leech : a Biographical Sketch. By Fred. G. Kitten.

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(G. Redway.)—This is a very pleasant sketch of a man for whom we cannot but have a higher regard the more we know of him. Leech was intended for the profession of medicine, and...

Hints on Home Teaching. By Edwin A. Abbott, D.D. (Seeley

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and Co.) —There are few teachers so experienced or so skilful that they may not learn much from Dr. Abbott. The First Part of his book is devoted to "Moral Training," and...

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Herbert Spencer on. American Nervousness. By George M. Beard, M.D.

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(G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York.)--.Dr. Beard, whose book on American Nervousness we noticed in these columns some little time ago, claims, and, it seems to us, rightly claims,...