31 JULY 1897

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T HE considerable force sent against the Wuzeerees guilty of the treachery at Maizar has as yet accomplished nothing beyond the destruction of a village or two, the clans- men...

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A CLOSE TIME FOR SOUTH AFRICA. AI R RHODES has triumphed. There is no use in pretending otherwise in face of the fact that the Government are not going to take any action on...

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I T is waste of time for the moment to discuss the situation in Constantinople. The evacuation of Thessaly, though admitted in principle, is as far off as ever. The world must...

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I T is possible that a group of capitalists is trying to " boom " the goldfields of British Columbia, the existence of which has been known for some months past, but it is more...

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THE AGGRESSIONS OF AMERICAN WEALTH. D IMING the Presidential campaign last

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year a remarkable letter written by one of the Professors in the Stanford University of California was given to the public by the Literary Bureau of the party who supported Mr....

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I N the present want of interest in home politics we are grateful to the Forward Radicals for the prospect of a new "rallying cry." If we were ourselves Forward Radicals we...

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N OBODY, not the most experienced of soldiers or frontier Magistrates, knows whether the up- risings at Maizar and in the Swat Valley are really important or not. They certainly...

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W E entirely agree with Lord Charles Beresford's strong plea for a Royal residence in Ireland. We are not so foolish as to imagine that the purchase or building of a palace in...

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I T is a little difficult to argue with Mr. Birrell because owing, we must say, as much to defective art on his side as to dullness on the part of his readers, it is nearly...

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H OW is it that dandyism has ceased to exist as a social force ? We do not, of course, deny that people think as much about fine clothes as ever, and pay as much attention to "...

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M R. WALTER ROTHSCHILD has procured for this country, and installed in the Zoological Society's collection, the oldest living creature in the world. It is one of the giant...

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THE UNDERGRADUATES AND NEWNHAM COLLEGE.—A CORRECTION. [To THE EDITOR OF THS " SPECTATOE."] SIR,—In a letter which appeared in the Spectator of June 19th, under the heading "The...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THZ EPICS/TOR:] SIE,—I have read your article on this subject (Spectator, July 17th) with great interest and general agreement. Surely the paralysis of the...

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pro THE EDITOR OF THE •` SPECTATOR."' Sin,—The authorities quoted by Sir Charles Elliott in the Spectator of July 24th, as I anticipated, say nothing which differs from my own...


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[TO TEE EDITOE Or THE " SPI.CTLTOR71 SIE, — Has not "A Student of History," in the Spectator of July 24th, in his zeal for Sir Charles Napier and Sir Henry Lawrence...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—The following extract from a letter from a friend may interest your readers :—" The other evening, as L, and I sat out on the verandah...


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130 THN EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR'] SIR.—You may be interested in the use of the word "to lamm "—in a variant spelling—and the derivation given in " Peveril of the Peak," chap....


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rro THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:] SHI,—Your correspondent "D. S.," in the Spectator of July 24th, under the heading "Irish Visions," touches an interesting subject and of...


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[To TER EDITOR OW TRH “13111CTATORn Sut,—The following statement of what I take to be a genuine coincidence may possibly interest your readers. A few weeks ago, being at Milan,...

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THE HEIGHTS AND THE DEEPS.* THIS is the summit, wild and lone. Westward the Cumbrian mountains stand. Let me look eastward on mine own Ancestral land. 0 sing me songs, 0 tell...


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DUMAS'S TRILOGY.f A TRANSLATION of Dumas's trilogy into modern American is not an event of literary importance. A vagueness of style, a novelty of spelling, and a reckless...

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MOST English readers who know anything at all about Barere have taken their ideas of him from Macaulay's review of these Memoirs which appeared in the Edinburgh Review of April,...

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IT is not often that an accomplished and experienced " house- mistress " gives a younger generation the benefit of all the wise ways and excellent methods which she has worked...

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an article recently published, insisted strongly on the curious change in modern literature that has been brought about by the entrance of all the world into the literary...

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JUDGING by the translation before us—we have not seen the original—Monsieur Le Baron de Nervo's sketch of the life and times of the great Spanish Queen, Isabella the Catholic,...

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RECENT NOVELS.* ADVANCING years have not modified, but rather confirmed,

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Dr. George Macdonald's sense of the responsibilities attaching to the novelist's calling. The plot of Salted with Fire is painful, even repellent, but it is handled with a...

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A Visitor's Handy Guide-Book to England and Wales. By Edward

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Smith. (George Allen.)—This is written by an American for the special use of his countrymen when on a visit to the "old home." For this purpose it will be most useful. Nor will...


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Round about Armenia. By E. A. Brayley Hodgetts. (Sampson Low, Marston, and Co.)—There are some terrible things in Mr. 'Hodgett's Armenia, and even if we allow him to have a very...

The Rise of the Empire. By Sir Walter Besant. (Horace

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Marshall and Son.)—This is the first of what is called "The Story of the Empire Series," a number of volumes which are to appear at intervals of two months. Sir Walter Besant...

Hampshire. Edited by A. R. Hope Moncrieff. (A. and C.

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Black.)—A new edition of Messrs. A. and C. Black's guide-book. The plan of mentioning places in the supposed order of their popularity tends a little to confusion, but a good...

Naples in the Nineties. By E. Neville-Rolfe. (A. and C.

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Black.) —This book provides excellent reading both for the amateur antiquarian and for the lovers of modern Italy. The chapter on "The Buried Cities of the Campania" is...

Dictionary of National Biography. Edited by Sidney Lee. Vol. LI.,

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Scoffin—Sheares. (Smith and Elder.)—A volume that contains the names of William Shakespeare and Walter Scott is necessarily above the average in interest. Shakespeare has been...

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On the Broads. By Anna B. Dodd. (Macmillan and Co.)—A.

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very charming account is this of a cruise on the Broads, with an idyllic love-story to add a strong human interest to it. The scenery of the Broads affords some very pretty...

Wild Sports in /re/and. By John Bickerdyke. With Illustra- tions.

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(L. Upcott Gill.)—Mr. Bickerdyke as an author has displayed a variety of accomplishments. He has produced three novels, he has written two or three volumes of sporting...

Fanti Customary Laws. By J. M. Sarba,h. (W. Clowes and

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Sons.)—This is a sort of digest, or rather, by means of cases, a series of illustrations, of the native laws, as they are allowed to stand, and as they have been amended, in the...

Paradise Row. By W. J. Wintle. (j. Milne.)—This is a

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volume of sketches of North Country life, very vigorously drawn, and full of pathos well relieved with humour. Everything is so good that we cannot easily choose any parts for...

Tobias Smollett. By Oliphant Smeaton. (Oliphant, Anderson, and Ferrier.)—This is

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a thoughtful and able sketch of Smollett's career. Mr. Smeaton, while he places the enduring qualities of a wonderfully facile writer before us with a hearty enthusiasm, does...

In the West Country. By Francis A. Knight. (Simpkin, Marshall.

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and Co.)—There are scene charming descriptions of that romantic West Country, Clovelly, Westward Ho, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Winscomb, and the Mendips, in these collected articles of...

My Theatrical and Musical Recollections. By Emily Soldene, (Downey and

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Co.)—Emily Soldene's reminiscences are of tho usual kind,—a long succession of persons, plays, and theatrical anecdotes. The book is brightly written, however, has not too much...

Old Dorset. By R. Cameron Rogers. (G. P. Putnam's Sons.)—

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Dorset is the Dorset of New York State, and it is the life of such a village a generation ago that Mr. Rogers describes in six sketches, each with its story of mingled pathos...

Mr. Spinks and his Hounds. By F. M. Lutyens. (Vinton

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and Co.)—There is a close resemblance to Surtees' sporting novels in the adventures of young Spinks, who is the son of a wealthy hair- dresser, though we have not the abundance...

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The Young Beetle - Collector's Handbook. By Dr. E. Hofmann, Curator of

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the Royal Natural History Museum at Stuttgart. With an Introduction by W. Egmont Kirby, M.D. Illustrated by 20 Coloured Plates comprising over 500 figures. (Swan Sonnen-...

The Ecclesiastical Architecture of Scotland. By David Mac- gibbon and

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Thomas Ross. (David Douglas, Edinburgh.)—To all who are interested in early British—and not exclusively Scotch —architecture this volume ought to be especially interesting. It...

The White Slaves of England. By Robert Harborongh Sherard. (James

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Bowden.)—In a preface to this truly sensational book, "descriptive of the horrible slavery to which so many thousands of our country men and women are subjected," Mr. Sherard...

A Manual and Dictionary of the Flowering Plants and Ferns.

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By J. C. Willis, M.A., Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Ceylon. 2 vols. "Cambridge Natural Science Manuals." (Cambridge University Press.)—This is a student's manual...

The Evolution of the Aryan. By Rudolph Von Ihering. Translated

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from the German by A. Drucker, M.P. (Swan Sonnenschein.)— The author of this work was a Professor of Roman Law, who died leaving it unfinished. He has attempted to apply his...

[*** EstrisTura.—We regret that in our notice of Mr. Lionei

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Horton Smith's book on " Sophocles and Shakespere" the word " Conceditur " was, by an error of the Press, printed as " Conceditor."]

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