31 MAY 1879

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It is believed almost universally that Government has re- solved

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on peace, but this is premature. The Government is, no doubt, alarmed at the excessive expense of the war, which Sir G. Wolseley, who sailed on Friday, is said by Mr. Richard to...

It would seem that the Archbishop of Aix certainly did

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not attack the French Government from the pulpit of Château Renard, either by calling them swine who had overeaten them- selves and were about to die of the gorging, or in any...

A summary of the terms of peace with Afghanistan has

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been forwarded through Reuter to London. The Ameer allows Great Britain to place a Resident, with an escort, in Cabul, and to appoint Agents when necessary at Herat and ether...

The sitting of this day week in the French Chamber

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was a very stormy one, — M. Gambetta, as President, hardly, perhaps, retaining sufficiently that insouciant decision of manner which was the secret of M. Grevy's success. Of...


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TH Government has suddenly changed its front in South. A E frican affairs. On Monday night, Lord Beaconsfield in the Lords, and Sir Stafford Northcote in the Commons, announced...

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The war between Chili on the one side, and Bolivia

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and Peru on the other, tends, for the present, to the advantage of the Chilians, who are undoubtedly in the right. They had worked the nitrate mines of Bolivia under an...

The Russians, who are always cheating and betraying, in the

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English journals, have, it appears, left a large surplus in the Bulgarian Treasury,—enough, it is said, for the improvement of a harbour on the Black Sea. They have, moreover,...

The Indian financial debate ended on Friday week, without a

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speech from Mr. Gladstone, who proposes to speak at a sub- sequent stage after Whitsuntide. Mr. Lowe, however, spoke, and made, "with his life in his hand," he said, a proposal...

The Egyptian Bondholders cannot give up their hope that some

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Government or other will distrain on Egypt to recover. their bad debts. At first the British and French Governments were to act in concert and depose Ismail, then France was to...

The opponents of the O'Conor Don's Irish University Bill had

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a meeting on Monday, Mr. Courtney in the chair, when resolutions were moved condemning the Bill, and charging it with being a Bill for endowing denominational education in...

What would be the effect of sending all Indian opium

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as Government property to England every month, and selling it here instead of in Calcutta by auction for export to. China ? Our impression is, though we ought not to make such a...

Parties in the United States are beginning to organise them-

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selves for the next election. The Democrats have resolved to support Mr. Tilden for the Presidency, provided his health will allow him to accept the nomination, and the...

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In the General Assembly of the Free Church of Scotland,

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on Tuesday, a division took place on the alleged heresy of Professor Robertson Smith as to the date of Deuteronomy, which was, in effect, a clear victory for the Professor. Dr....

Limerick has, of course, returned a Home-ruler, Mr. Daniel Fitzgerald

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Gabbett, in the place of Mr. Isaac Butt. He was elected last Saturday by a majority of 202,—Mr. Gabbett obtain- ing 860 votes, against 658 given for Mr. Spaight, who, however,...

Against Katharine Webster a true bill has been found, but

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her trial for the murder of her mistress, Mrs. Thomas, of Rich- mond, is to be postponed, with the assent of the Treasury, till the next sittings of the Central Criminal Court....

Mr. Samuel Charles Whitbread, who was M.P. for Middlesex during

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the ten years between 1820 and 1830, died on Tuesday, at the good age of 82. He was hardly a very notable figure in Par- liament, though his father had been an idol of Cobbett's...

There seems to be an Oxford party, represented in a

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letter to last Saturday's Times by the Master of Trinity, the Rev. J. Percival, which wants to persuade Lancashire and Yorkshire to give up their notion of a Northern...

Lord Carnarvon, in accepting the honorary freedom and livery of

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the Cutlers' Company, on Thursday week, in a ban- quet given at Freemasons' Hall, made an interesting speech on the sagacity, growth, and power of London. London, he said, had,...

Consols were on Friday 99 to 99/t.

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THE CHANGE IN SOUTH AFRICA. T HE country is a little disposed, in its thankfulness at the supersession of Sir Bartle Frere and Lord Chelmsford, to exaggerate the immediate...

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THE PEACE WITH AFGHANISTAN. T HE terms of Peace with Afghanistan

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have at last reached London, but they will not modify the judgment pro- voked by the rumoured arrangements. The Peace is a botched- up affair, bringing Great Britain nothing but...


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S HREWD Conservative Members will tell you with one voice that nothing is less probable than a Dissolution in the autumn,—and as shrewd Conservative Members will cer- tainly...

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COMMUNISM IN CALIFORNIA. R ESPECTABLE Americans are amazed and alarmed at

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the new Constitution adopted by California, and if we may judge from the imperfect accounts which have as yet reached this country, they have reason for apprehension. The Labour...

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e r s u t p a n t d h e t i r h e m V . o d l u s n t t h a a r 3t7,i all s , c — h u t h r c e h R e a n d d i c o a w l m s w e n h t o s by the State are infractions of the...

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T HE United Presbyterians would evidently be still more united than they at present are, if their minds had been formed solely by the Westminster Confession of Faith, instead of...

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W E have been a little struck with the reception which a wild story from Brisbane about a new method of suspending animation for indefinite periods has received from a portion...

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THE NEW WORLD AND THE " NE'ER-DO-WEELS." [TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR?) SIR,-I have read with much interest in your issue of April 26th the review of a book entitled...

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(To THE EDITOR OF TH1 "SPECTATOR.") Sin,—" A Scotchman in London," at the close of his letter in your last week's issue, bearing upon the advancing liberalism of religious...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF TUB "SPECTATOR."] SIR, — May I trespass on your space with a few remarks on the important problem of providing relief for the in- debted peasant proprietary...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THB "SPECTATOR."] SIE,-Will you permit another " Scotchman in London" to say a few words on this subject? While I believe generally, with your correspondent of...

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(To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:1 Sin,—On my return from abroad, I have seen the notice you - took, in your "Current Literature" of May 10th, of my article in the...


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SIR.—Allow me to point out that in addition to those great religious qualities which, in your review of Mr. Plumptre's recent work, you signalise as the strength of Roman...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THS SPECTATOR:] &n,—In your article of the 24th inst. on "Indian Finance," you say that the national faith is pledged for the payment of the interest of the...

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LINES BY AN EAST-END J.P. AUGUST: a flood of sunshine

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in the street,— August,--and "quite a stench" (Observes a coster, whom I chance to meet) "Of clover in the air." Chockful of saws most wise, most modern, fair, Round-bellied...


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PHILOCTETES' FAREWELL TO LEMNOS. [" Xsip' piAceepom HOME that hast watched with me, farewell! And Nymphs that haunt the springs, or dwell In seaward meadows, and the roar Of...


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THE GROSVENOR GALLERY. [SECOND NOTICE.] IN our first notice of this Gallery, we spoke only of the works: of three painters, wishing chiefly to point out the difference-...

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MR. BROWNING'S DRAMATIC IDYLS.* Tim is by far the best book which Mr. Browning has pub- lished for many years. Though not reaching the level of his Men and Women, or of the...

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historical writer have been so fully recognised, through his Hoyses of York cund Lancaster and his editorship of the Paston Letters, that his new book will be welcomed by...

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THE word "sketch," as opposed to a completed design, is a very familiar term to-day, but is not infrequently employed with a more or less sketchy or hazy idea as to its definite...

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ALTHOUGH so much has been written in a general way about Anglo-Indians, it has occurred to but very few to describe the daily life of any special class save the military one ;...

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TWO BOOKS ON EVOLUTION.* THE non-scientific world is probably almost

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nauseated at this time by the ever-recurrent subject of Evolution. It is, however, one of such interest in itself ; its growth has been so rapid, and its relation—whether...

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Spent in the Service: a Memoir of the Very Rev.

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Achilles Daunt, D.D., Dean of Cork. By the Rev. F. R. Wynne, MA. (Hodder and Stoughton.) — This book depicts with sympathetic vividness a character of unusual beauty and...

The Kabul Insurrection of 1841-42. By Major-General Sir Vincent Eyre.

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Edited by Colonel G. B. Malleson. (W. H. Allen.)—This is a very seasonable reprint (with additions and reflections suggested by subsequent events) of a narrative which .made a...


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Socrates : a Translation of the Apology, Crito, and Parts of the Phaedo of Plato. (Charles Scribner's Sons, New York ; Sampson Low and Co., London.)—This volume should meet...

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Coward Conscience. By F. W. Robinson. 3 vols. (Hurst and

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Blackett.)—There can be no doubt that this is a clever book, but as little, we think, that it is not a good novel. It wants the necessary characteristic of attractiveness....

Round the World in Six Months. By Lieutenant-Colonel E. S.

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Bridges, Grenadier Guards. (thirst and Blackett.)—The author explains, in a preface of a few words, that the number of inquiries received from friends and acquaintances about...

Classic Preachers of the English Church. Second Series. (John Murray.)—It

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will be sufficiently high praise to say that this series of lectures forms a worthy successor to a volume of the same title, which we noticed some time ago in these columns. The...


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Bernays (A. J.), Skeleton Notes on Analytical Chemistry, 12mo ...(Chorch111) 2/6 Boultbee (T. P.), History of the Church of England, 8vo (Longman) 15/0 Bowman (A.), New...

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