31 JANUARY 1880

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Of course, Lord Sandon attacked Mr. Gladstone,— first, for not

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caring about foreign politics ; next, for caring wrongly about foreign politics; then, for thinking more of the welfare of the Christian subjects of the Porte than of the...

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On the other hand, the Government of India is intent

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on ex- tending its operations. Telegrams from all sides announce that Sir Richard Temple is forming a new column of Bombay troops, which before March 15th will be ready to hold...

Lord Ramsay, the Liberal candidate for Liverpool, has, we fear,

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allowed himself to concede too much to the Home-rulers of the borough. He has not, as is alleged, in any way expressed any favour for Home-rule, but he has been persuaded to say...


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rlE news from Afghanistan is all b. It i admitted even by ad tenter that the Afghans under Mahommed Jan intend to attack General Roberts again on or about Feb. 24th, and it...

Lord Sandon spoke at Liverpool on Tuesday, at Hengler's Circus,

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on behalf of the Conservative candidate, Mr. Whitley. He quizzed Lord Ramsay for falling back rather ostentatiously on the patronage of Lord Derby. He declared that the Con-...

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Baron Haymerle, the Austrian Chancellor, made on Tuesday a "

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reassuring " speech to the Delegations. He said he did not apprehend danger, either from France or Russia. France was earnestly desirous of peace, and had been assured that the...

Lord Derby made a good speech on Education on Monday,

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before distributing the annual scholarships, prizes, and good- attendance tickets granted by the Liverpool Council of Educa- tion to the scholars of the public elementary...

Mr. Adam, the Liberal Whip, addressed the East and North

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of Scotland Liberal Association at Edinburgh on Wednesday. After referring to the remarkable increase of Liberal Peers and eldest sons in Scotland, Lord Rosebery, Lord Fife,...

The Daily News affirms, upon what it believes to be

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full authority, that the Government intend to bring in a Bill which will cause landed property, in the event of intestacy, to devolve like personalty, and will allow the...

Mr. John Locke, Q.C., the shrewd and able Member for

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Southwark, died on Thursday, at the age of seventy-four. He was a strong Liberal, and a man of much humour, of whom it used to be said that he was the only Member of Parliament...

The Government appears disposed to go some little way towards

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meeting the wish of the tradesmen that Civil Servants should no longer be connected with Stores. They will be very powerful in medium boroughs at the elections. By a circular,...

Sir Wilfrid Lawson made a sharp attack on the Government

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at a meeting at Whitehaven on Tuesday, maintaining that their- great fault had been that from first to last, from the cry against harassing interests, to the invasion of...

The impression produced in Germany by Prince Bismarck's demand for

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27,000 more men in time of peace is very deep. Nevertheless, it is understood that when the Bill reaches the Reichstag it will be supported by the National Liberals, and this...

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Consols were on Friday 981 to 981.

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The incapacity of the Jingo party to weigh evidence in

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any matter relating to the Eastern Question received certainly a conspicuous illustration in the famous controversy on Turkish impalements in Bosnia. Dr. Liddon, the Rev....

The weather in London during the week has been among

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the -worst we can remember. Between Saturday and Friday, the - thermometer frequently registered fifteen degrees of frost; while a permanent yellow fog, deepening at intervals...

Francis William West, a gentleman of independent means. living at

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Hazlewood Cottage, West Clifford, near Torrington, was tried on Monday, at Exeter, by Baron Pollock, for the wilful murder of his wife, during the night between 20th and 21st...

The School Board of London on Wednesday discussed the wisdom

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of paying a salary to the Chairman of the School Board, and showed a very wholesome reluctance to commit themselves to that policy,—at all events, as a fixed policy. We think...

A meeting was held at the Mansion House on Wednesday

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in support of Commander Cheyne's proposed expedition to the North Pole, in the prosecution of which he intends to avail - himself of the aid of balloons,—partly for...

Cardinal Newman, as president of a Catholic education meet- ing

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held on Tuesday at Birmingham, delivered a fine address on the decay of English Protestant prejudices against Roman Catholics, some points of which we have enumerated in another...

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LORD BANDON AT LIVERPOOL. T HE stock entreaty of the Conservative Press to Liberal speakers—which has now, for some time back, been to "let by-gones be by-gones," and to...

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T HE Times has attempted to influence the Liverpool election, by making a sharp attack on Lord Derby for joining the Liberals. It maintains that Lord Derby was re- sponsible—"...

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AT is the world coming to ?" We confess that perfectly useless and very feminine platitude is the one which rises first to our lips, as we read that Prince Bismarck has asked...

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I T is reported on all sides, and we believe accurately, that Lord Lytton is desirous to return to Europe at the earliest convenient opportunity, and at all events, before the...

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MR. BRIGHT ON IRELAND. T HE defect in Mr. Bright's great

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speech on Ireland is its in- completeness. It should have contained, in addition to all it did contain, besides the deep sympathy, and the historic truthfulness, and the careful...

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M ETTERNICH tells us in his autobiography that the Czar Alexander I. once asked Lord Grey if he could advise him how best to introduce into Russia a political Opposition ; • but...

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C ARDINAL NEWMAN'S striking address on the causes of the gentler and more friendly feeling towards Roman Catholics which is now to be found in English society, is, as he himself...

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T HE object of our article of last week on" Donors' Difficulties" seems, in some quarters, to have been rather seriously mis- conceived, it has been taken to be a cynical...

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LAND-LAW REFORM rro THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.'] Six,—Professor Blackie and Mr. T. H. Farrer, in articles con- tributed to two of the leading Reviews for the current month,...

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(TO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:) Sla,—We notice in your issue of this day you give " Longman's " name as the publishers of Isaac Taylor's "Greeks and Goths." It should be...


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on the above subject in last week's Spectator gives expression to views which are now almost universally held on the points in question. To the oft-repeated complaints of the...


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(TO THE EDITOR Of THE " SPECTATOR:1 Sia,—In your review of Mr. Arnold's " Essay " on Roman provincial administration (January 24th), you state that the phrase " Imperium et...

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AEOLIAN. His soul is tuned to subtler harmonies Than our dull music ; never mortal touch Woke such wild sweetness from the well-tuned harp; Nor mortal touch from him can draw...


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THE GROSVENOR GALLERY. [SECOND NOTICE.] BEFORE noticing the water-colours in this gallery, we must say a few words on the drawings and studies sent for exhibition by Messrs....

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MRS. WEBSTEWS NEW DRAMA.* IT is probable that the critic who opens a new poetic drama, does so with some of the feelings with which he might approach a latter-day painting of a...

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THE HIGHER LIFE IN ART.* Tam book contains much that

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is subtle, delicate, even poetical, in thought and feeling, but it is thought and feeling pushed much further in the direction of literature than in that of art; and the truths...

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WIIAT Tacitus affirms of antiquity in the opening sentence of his Agricola may, without any qualification, be predicated of our own age. It is nothing, if not biographical....

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THERE are some qualities in the illustrator of another man's ideas that we require beyond all others, and the first of these seems to be a suppression of the illustrator's...

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ONLY the highest order of minds has undertaken successfully that kind of imaginative work to which this book belongs. Shakespeare, in The Tempest, has temperately and without...

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Songs of the Hebrew Poets, in English Verse : The

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Life of David. By the Rev. J. Benthall, Vicar of Willen, Bucks. (Sampson Low and Co.)—The author of this volume appears to have had two objects in view. The first, which is to...

The Imitation of Christ. Fac-simile edition. (Elliot Stock.)—A beautifully printed

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and bound edition, in imitation of the original, preserved in the Royal Library at Brussels. Every sheet has been reproduced by photography, and the paper is identical with that...

The Gentle Shepherd : a Pastoral Comedy. By Allan Ramsay,

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with Portrait and Twelve Engravings by David Allan, and a Glossary. (W. and A. K. Johnston.)—This is a very handsome edition of a poem which many people talk about, but very...

Vivian, the Beauty. By Mrs. Edwards. 1 vol. (Bentley and

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Son.) —Mrs. Edwards will be fortunate if she does not make an enemy or two of the various "professional beauties," who will fit on the cap she has here offered for competition....


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British Quarterly Review. January. (Hodder and Stoughton.)— The place of honour in this number is worthily occupied by an article from the pen of Dr. Freeman, "The Lords of...

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Work-Men and Women. By a Working-Man. (Tinsley Brothers.) --The "

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Working-Man " is quite the "candid friend" in describing and criticising his fellows. Of the twenty species which he discerns as subordinate to the genus that is his subject,...