30 OCTOBER 1875

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The King of Bavaria has not only refused to receive

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the address which his Chamber passed by a majority of three, but has adjourned , t;iis Parliament to the firstweek in January. Then it will reassemble, the Ministry will not be...

The speech . of M. Germain, Deputy for Mn, and a

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wealthy financier of most moderate opinions, is almost as important as that of M. Gambetta. M. Germain tells his constituents that M. Buffet has not put himself at the head of...

Sir Henry James made a very able speech at Taunton

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on Tuesday, to many parts of which, and especially that on the Fugitive-Slave Circular, we have drawn our readers' attention at some length elsewhere. For the rest, Sir Henry...

Sir Stafford Northcote made a speech at Ilfracombe on Monday,

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in which he laboured very hard to show that the worst featura in his Friendly Societies' Act was a beauty, and not a disfigure- ment. To the main thread of his argument we...


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GAMBETTA has issued, in the form of a letter to the 111.• Liberals at Lyons, a most important manifesto. He do- 'dares that the Constitution, though received by all France with...

The German Parliament was opened on the 27th inst., the

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Speech from the Throne being read by the President of the Chancellerie, Herr von Delbriick, as the Emperor is confined to his room by a cold. It contains few points of interest,...

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

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The rain has been fallingin floods, the waters are out

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everywhere, and the Times therefore discourses of the way to meet droughts. The argument is that the surplus water ought to be stored against a dry season, which now that...

Sir Robert Phillimore is to become a member of the

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nigh Court of Judicature, and he will decide ecclesiastical cases no longer. This, perhaps, is for the best He has always been a learned and, from his own point of view,...

Safvet Pasha, Foreign Minister of Turkey, has addressed a circular -

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to the representatives of his country abroad explaining the decree of repudiation. fre states that the Sultan has abolished the a addition to the tithe and forgiven all-...

The Pall Mall Gazelle publishes a curious correspondence between Mr.

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Saunders, the British Resident at Hydrabad, and Sir Saler Jung, the able Administrator of the Deccan. The cor- respondence will not bear condensation, but the drift of it is...

Lord Darnley has been convinced that he was in the

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wrong, and he has said so frankly. In a letter to Mr. Lake, published in all the journals of Wednesday, he states that he was not justified in giving him notice to quit on...

We wish a stop could be put to speeches on

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education. We might just as well have speeches on washing and dressing, or eating and drinking. Man is condemned to wash and dress him- self during his earthly life, and to eat...

The Prince of Wales left Suez on the 26th of

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October, after investing Tewfik Pasha, the Khedive's eldest son, with the Star of India. This is considered to be a recognition by England of the alteration in the law of...

Mr. Baillie Cochrane seems to have lashed himself rather into

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a fever last week, in the Isle of Wight, about the disposition of the people to put a severe construction on the acts of persons in authority. He was quite excited about the...

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We have commented elsewhere on Bishop Bickersteth's won- derful decision

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that " Requiescat in pace" is a prayer for the dead which no Evangelical Protestant could properly use. In the meantime, it has come out that, within the Province of Can-...

Mr. Knatchbull-Hugessen addressed his constituents at Deal on Thursday in

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a humorous speech, in which he rambled over all - the topics of last Sessieu, down even to the summons of the printer of the Deily News, and decided that while Sir S. North-...

M. Jules Ferry, an eminent French Republican, lately made a

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4, civil" marriage, and did not have it consecrated at any church. His friend, M. Bardoux, not only a Deputy, but an U.nder-Seere- taryof State at thel!dinistry of Justice,...

The political speeches of the week have been numerous, but

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-with the exception of Sir H. James, not important. On Wed- nesday week, Mr. Newdegate told the Farmers' Club at Coleshffi, Warwiekshire, that the past had been a "very official...

We see with much pleasure that it was proposed at

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a private meeting, held last Wednesday, to consider the best mode of commemorating the name of Bishop Thirlwall, both to erect a statue to him in St. David's Cathedral, and to...

Mr. Bright has written a letter against expensive funerals and

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expensive mourning, recommending the practice of the Society of Friends to the imitation of all true friends of society. We heartily hope his advice may be taken. The silliness...

The accounts of the Arctic Expedition are most favourable. 'The

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weather, it appears, is determined not to disgrace itself in all parts of the world at once. In Europe and Asia it has been most unreasonable, and if swearing be a crime, has...

Consols were at the latest date 94 to sq.

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SIR HENRY JAMES AT TAUNTON. S IR HENRY JAMES is hardly what the French Liberals call a Liberal "of the Eve." He waits till the morning is fully come before he adopts any...

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T HE most important paragraphs of the great manifesto just issued by M. Gambetta, a manifesto which for thoughtful moderation might have been written by an English Whig...


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L ORD DARNLEY has been true throughout to his proto- type, Mr. Trollope's Marquis of Trowbridge. Like him, he was capable of imagining insult, of misunderstanding his rights,...

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I F Irish Home-Rulers can be taught by experience, theyluay learn much from the conflict now raging in Bavaria. ',The difficulty there is precisely the one which would...

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S IR STAFFORD NORTHCOTE seems determined to burn boats, bridges, and everything else that can possibly be of use to him if he should ever wish to retreat from the position he...

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WHU the military operations of the Madrid Govern- nt against the Carlists are so languid that the adherents of the Pretender after every disaster are given time to recover their...


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T HERE is one great danger of Tory Rule which is hardly sufficiently remembered by the Tories themselves, yet which is likely enough to relieve the country of it even before the...

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I F our Clergy and Bishops, in the stringency of their orthodoxy, are going to devote their attention to all the doctrinal inferences to be drawn from the inscriptions on...

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I T is a pity that the Alexandra Palace people were allowed to mix themselves up with the Balaclava Festival, but the Times seems to doubt the wisdom of the Commemoration...

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G OING down the Wye, the boatman tells his fare that on his left hand, from Lydbrook downwards for an indefinite distance, lies the Forest of Dean. We wonder how many of the...

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ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") Sin,—Mr. Crosskey asks, "Why is the old free grammar- school system to be overthrown'?" "by what right" do we sub-...


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SIR,—Mr. Abbott so fairly states the counter-case to the poei- tion for which I contend, that I see no reason for prolonging my share in the controversy, and am content to leave...

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[TO THIS EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR."] SIR,—Mr. George Lefevre has such a well-deserved reputation among all lovers of open spaces for strenuous and successful efforts in their...

[TO THE Rorroa OF TEl " ancreaoR.1

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Sra,—In the discussion which has arisen between the advocates of the Free Grammar-School system and that of the selection of meritorious scholars from the primary schools, in...


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y011, in reference to Dr. Abbott's statements, allow me to make the following remarks? A newly-elected classical scholar, at the great schools which he mentions, generally...

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HENRY THOMAS BUCKLE.* THIS volume is the record of a journey in the East, and the con- versations and reflections to which it gave occasion. It seems to have been modelled on...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR.'] Sin,—Your correspondent "J. H." tells us that the Parliamen- tary position and "enormous " incomes of the Bishops put a stumbling-block in...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—The article in your last impression on "Lord Darnley on 'Feudal Ties," reminds me of the following authentic anecdote : —A certain...


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PORT MEADOW. O wirox wan waste of waters, where no breath Ruffles the mirror-surface ; where the grey Of clouds above is real, as if the day Were no less gloomy to a world...

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Miss Armin. is not an imaginary character. She is the lady whose name appears so frequently in the diary of Sir Joshua Reynolds, and who gained an extraordinary and far from...

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LIBER HUMANITATIS.* Is touching any book of essays, we always

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assume that the writer has something special to say upon the subjects of which he treats, and if, as is often the case, the volume be a reprint, we may con- clude he imagines he...

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Ma. Durrox COOK does not lose his humour, but in the cleverest of these tales—the very best of which, we think we may say, is the first—he combines it with a pathos that now and...

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Mn. CURLEY'S book is a startling innovation. It looks like the prettiest of Christmas volumes, got up in a gorgeous fashion, in scarlet and gold, with gilt leaves, blue...

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Religion and Theology : a Sermon for the Times. By

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John Which, D.D. (Blackwood.)—We cannot do better than let Principal Tulloch speak for himself by a short extract, though, indeed, our extract is only intended to send our...

Castle Nowhere: Lake-Country Sketches. By Constance F. Woolson. (Boston U.S.,

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Osgood ; London, Triibner.)—The scene is laid in the country of the great American lakes, and there is a certain novelty and strangeness about both nature and man in that...


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The First Book of the Epistles of Horace. With English Notes. By Thomas Nash. (Longmans.)—Mr. Nash always treats his author in an intelligent and scholarly fashion. And after...

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Nortondale Castle. (S. Tinsley.)—This would be a fairly good story,

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were it not haunted by the ghost of the irrepressible "Claimant." Here the agent of a property makes his own son personate a deceased baronet (baronets seem in an especial way...