30 MARCH 1878

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The Congress is almost certainly at an end, and at

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an end in consequence of the action of England. What we lament most of all, however, is that the coup de grace has been given by a statesman who has proved himself so hearty a...

In the House of Commons on the same evening, Sir

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Stafford Northeote stated the point on which negotiations as to the Con- gress had been broken off. England had demanded that the com- munication of the Treaty between Russia...

A most lamentable occurrence has clouded the week. H.M.S.

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' Eurydice,' a 26-gun wooden sailing-frigate, of 921 tons dis- placement, was passing Dunnose, in the Isle of Wight, on Sunday afternoon, at half-past four. She was on her way...

The Premier immediately rose to say that in Lord Derby

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" the Queen had lost the services of one of her ablest counsellors ; those onlywho had served with him could fully appreciate his capacity for affairs, the penetrating power of...

lie The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any

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T HE scene has changed once more, and this time it seems as if a catastrophe were immediately at hand. On Thursday evening the House of Lords was startled by a report that Lord...

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Mr. Gladstone has made two speeches in eight days,—one to

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the Greenwich Five Hundred, and one to a deputation from Leeds. Both were received with enthusiasm. The points of both were that the war had been one acceptable to Providence,...

Yesterday week Sir John Lubbock moved a general resolution in

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relation to the unsatisfactory state of maritime law in relation to the rights of belligerents, for the purpose of raising a discussion on the point for which the United States...

The Due de Broglie has again appeared in politics this

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week, to justify, or rather to make a feeble attempt to justify, the wholesale Press prosecutions by which his Government was distin- guished. The Press Offences Amnesty Bill...

A telegram from Philadelphia to the Times informs us that

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the President intends to recommend payment of the sum (£110,000) given under the award of the Halifax Fishery Commis- sion, and that the Senate will accept the recommendation,...

The Chancellor of the Exchequer made a speech on Saturday,

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at a dinner given by the Metropolitan Board, of little interest in itself—though he remarked en passant that valour was sometimes the better part of discretion—but which...

The debate which followed showed that neither by the Govern

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ment nor by the House had the question been really thought out in the ten years since it was last discussed. Sir William Harcourt delivered a very able speech, showing that...

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Lord Beauchamp's Bill for creating four new Bishoprics,—the Bishopric of

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Liverpool, severed from the diocese of Chester, and to be subsidised by revenues from the Bishopric of Sodor and Man ; the Bishopric of Newcastle-on-Tyne, to be assisted in the...

Sir James Ingham has reported on the case of the

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Fenian con- vict McCarthy, who died suddenly from heart complaint im- mediately after his release from prison, and whose death has been attributed to the severity of his...

Consols were on Friday 94i to 941.

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The Zulu chief Cetywayo has hit upon a notable remedy

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for the war-fever which appears to be common to Zulus and Lon- doners. On the advice of persons learned in natural magic, he ordered up all his regiments, and administered an...

We made the error last week, in our reference to

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the proposed memorial to M. Claude Bernard, of attributing to that celebrated French physiologist an experiment described at some length in the evidence before the recent Royal...

It would really appear as if the Police were powerless

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against those who steal only jewels, and that the mere possession of them is an invitation to burglars. At a great wedding some months ago, the presents, chiefly jewels, were...

Some of the Irish Members got up an exciting "

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scene " in the House of Commons on Monday, in denouncing the address of Mr. Justice Keogh to the Grand Jury of Londonderry, on March 18. Mr. Justice Keogh was reported to have...

The Liberals sustained a severe defeat at Worcester on Thurs-

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day. The borough has usually been Liberal, and at the last election Mr. A. C. Sherriff beat the highest Tory (Mr. J. D. Allcroft) by 2,284 to 1,958, and the second Liberal was...

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LORD DERBY'S RESIGNATION. L ORD DERBY'S resignation is a catastrophe. We have never been able either to admire or to support his foreign policy, which has seemed to us feeble...

LORD DERBY AND THE CONGRESS. A LL true Liberals,—and from our

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point of view, we might fairly say, all genuine Conservatives,—will deplore the loss of Lord Derby. He was the last mainstay of a prudent and patriotic policy, and now that he...

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T HE French Senate has lately been the theatre of a per- manent quarrel and a momentary truce. The quarrel - is the outcome of the long-standing difference between the Right and...

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keen insight into the worldly side of ecclesiastical life, and on the whole,— we think we may say so without any injustice to him,—rather prefers it, we will not say exactly to...

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THE " BRIBE " TO AUSTRIA. T HAT the War party

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in this country should just now be very angry with Austria is not at all unnatural. They often mistake Hungarian expressions of feeling for Austrian expressions, and have...


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W E wish it were possible to bring home to the proprietors of English journals the responsibility now falling on them for the selection and guidance of their foreign Corre-...

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T HERE is reason for sorrow at the loss of the Eurydice,' the beautiful ship, and the trained officers, and the 300 men or more, so young and so hopeful, for the loss is as...

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TN the remarkable account which the Times published last week of the Atheism of Berlin, one feature was very pro- minent,—the tendency to substitute the vox populi for the vox...

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THE EFFECTS OF SHORT-SIGHT. [TO THB EDITOR OF THE " SPZOTA.TOR.1 Sin,—Twice, within a few months, allusion has been made in the columns of the Spectator to a paper written by...


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C OMPARED to a cat, a dog is a very simple and transparent creature. Sometimes, indeed, he is guilty of acts of decep- tion and hypocrisy, but they are crude and ingenuous...

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AT THE THEATRE. ON the stage an acted horror, A King crime-haunted to death ; Around me glitter and glare, And fans that harry an air That stifles me breath by breath ; And...


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[TO ME EDITOR OF MR " SPECTATOR:1 Sim,—Mr. Harper says, in the Spectator of the 16th, that " the national churchyards and the national churches built upon them must go...


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[TO TEE EDITOR OF THE " EPROTATOR.1 SIR,—No good cause ever gains by being overstated. Your correspondent, Mr. E. S. Roscoe, has not, I think, taken quite sufficient care to...

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THE TURNER DRAWINGS. [CONCLUDING NOTICE.] " THE Sixth Group, 'Meditation, England Passing Away,' "—it is thus that Mr. Ruskin heads his sixth group of Turner drawings, the one...

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MR. GALLENGA ON THE EASTERN QUESTION.t THESE interesting volumes were published six months ago, but it is by no means too late to call attention to them now. On the contrary,...

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THE interesting analysis by Mr. Froude, in the February number - of Fraser's Magazine, of the argument of Celsus against Christi- anity, answered by Origen, deserves a fuller...

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IN days when the wishes of "the pious founder" are not regarded with any superstitious respect, it is, we suppose, natural that the wishes of the poetic letter-writer should be...

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WE often hear it said, in these days of great armies and of con- tinuous improvements in military organisation, that Europe has been turned into a vast camp. From a perusal of...

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THE struggle of the human will against the power of some inherited doom has at all times been a favourite theme of tragedy - and romance. In darker ages, the belief in prophecy...


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The Wise Alen of Greece, in a Series of Dramatic Dialogues. By John Stuart Blackie. (Macmillan.)—" I have attempted," says Pro- fessor Blackie, in his preface, " to give the...

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Examples of Fret-Cutting and Wood-Carving. By J. E. Hulme, F.C.S.

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(Marcus Ward.)—Undoubtedly this work, especially that part of it which is devoted to carving, will be of great help to the professional carver, but to the amateur the examples...

Artist or Amateur ; or, the Surface of Life. By

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Mrs. Caddy. 3 vols. (Chapman and Hall.)—Elma Deane is a young lady of strong artistic tastes, which seem, before their work is subjected to practical tests, to amount to genius....

Thomas Brown's Will. By Adolphus Pohl. 3 vols. (Tinsley Brothers.)—This

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novel might have been called " Thomas Brown's Will and Tudor Brown's Bill,". and so acquired the attraction of rhyme. More than seven hundred pages of somewhat close print are...

Servetus and Calvin. By R. Willis, M.D. (Henry S. King

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and Co.)—This is a very interesting and valuable monograph on what the author rightly describes as an "important epoch in the early history of the Reforma- tion." Servotus was a...

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NEW EDITIONS AND REPturrs.—The Fight of Faith : Sermons Preached

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on Various Occasions, by the Rev. Stopford A. Brooke, M.A. (Henry S. King and Co.)—The Story of Christianity, by the Rev. Andrew Reed, B.A. (Hamilton and Adams.) Mr. Reed seeks...