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The speech of the Viceroy was an adequate one. The

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cool critic may detect in it a trace of magniloquence, as when be speaks of the " representatives " of a fifth of the human race being present at that Durbar ; but it is...

The Venezuelan question has entered on a new stage. President

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Roosevelt having declined the role of arbitrator, the Powers have fallen back on the alternative to which they committed themselves in advance,—viz., the Hague Tribunal. The...

The Viceroy, after reading the King's letter noticed above, praising

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the Princes for their aid in war and in the famine, and promising—rather vaguely—a reduction of taxation, con- cluded his fine speech by a hearty expression of his belief that...


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T HE Coronation Durbar at Delhi, in some ways the most imposing ceremonial of this generation, has been carried through this week with a success which reveals in Lord Curzon an...

We cannot with our limited space hope to given even

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an impression of the marvellous scene amid which the accession of Edward VII. to the Imperial throne of Hindostan was proclaimed on Thursday. The scene was a mighty amphitheatre...

IV The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in any

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The Paris correspondent of the Times contributes • to Wednesday's

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issue a long and interesting letter on France in 1902. Of the stability of the Republican regime he takes a somewhat gloomy view, while admitting that tbe Repub- licans have...

It was officially announced on Wednesday that the Govern- ment

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had decided to accept the services of a contingent of two hundred and forty Boers, commanded by General Viljoen, to take part in the Somaliland Campaign. • We hail this...

The Morocco news continues as bad as ever. The Sultan

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is at present being besieged by the rebels in Fez, from which the water supply has been cut off. It is also said that the fanatical inhabitants of the capital have had their...

The author of this remarkable indictment, which we can hardly

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suppose is simply the °biter dictum of the corre- spondent, and not based upon some foundation, which, how- ever, he cannot disclose, goes on to say that "only the Emperor's...

The New York correspondent of the Times sends a most

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trenchant telegram to Thursday's issue in regard to the German Emperor and America a propos of the Emperor's telegram vid, the new German Atlantic cable, and his hope that the...

The Egyptian Budget for 1903, summarised in Monday's Times, is

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a highly satisfactory document. In proof of the financial stability of the country, Sir Eldon Gorst notes that neither the epidemic of cholera nor the low Nile in 1902 has...

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A charge of assault preferred against a grocer named Edwards

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on December 23rd at the Stratford Police Court by an elderly man named Garland has led to the discovery of what appears to be a terrible triple murder. Inquiries made by the...

Mr. Chamberlain showed his characteristic courage and frankness in the

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impromptu speech delivered from the balcony of a hotel on the following evening. Contrasting the in- difference and apathy formerly displayed by England towards her Colonies...

Mr. Chamberlain was welcomed at Durban, where he landed on

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Friday week, with the utmost enthusiasm. At the luncheon given in his honour on the same day Mr. Chamberlain's main theme was reconciliation. " Two proud and kindred races had...

The Bishop of London's New Year's letter to his diocese

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was published on Thursday. The Bishop, who, we are glad to learn, is recovering from his recent illness, makes a notable reference to the Education Bill. As regards the question...

The Queen's Dinner—" Alexandra's Feast" as Punch has happily called

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it—to the widows and children resident in London of soldiers who fell in the late war was held last Saturday at the buildings of the Alexandra Trust in the City Road....

An instructive paper on the " Needs of the University

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of Oxford" appears in Tuesday's Times. So far from the Uni- versity profiting from the Rhodes Scholarships, it is worse off than before. Not a penny has been added to the...

Bank Rate, 4 per cent.

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New Consols (2i) were on Friday 93i.

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THE DELHI DURBAR. TT is objected to the Delhi Durbar that it is too large 1 and grandiose. too costly. too full of histrionic' display, in a word, too Asiatic. Is not that...

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I N commenting last week on the suggestion that the German alliance was due to " Court influence " we pointed out how entirely inconsistent such a view was with the working of...

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THE CRISIS IN MOROCCO. T HE crisis in Morocco may possibly

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prove the most momentous event of the year that is before us. No doubt things in the East—Morocco is morally, though not physically, in the East—move with astonishing quick-...

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M R. MATTHEW ARNOLD in his admirable and severely urbane essay on the literary influence of academies declares that " in the bulk of the intellectual work of a nation which has...

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T HE old Universities are bad beggars. This is not from want of practice, for of late years they have con- stantly been in need, and they have not been slow to take the public...

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T HE tendency of the age is to find excuses ; to persuade ourselves that an action which at first sight looks detestably bad is in reality not one which the community ought to...

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L ORD ROBERTS attended on Sunday last the special military service held at the Central Synagogue in Great Portland Street for Jewish members of the Regular and Auxiliary Forces....

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I N midwinter, and in the New Forest, the wild life of primitive England is seen at its lowest denomi- nator. Even now in great districts of the primeval Forest and waste man...

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THE PRIME MINISTER AND THE CROWN. [To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTLT011.1 SIR,—A view of "The Venezuelan Imbroglio" has been ad- vanced in your correspondence columns and...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] Stu,—The views expressed by the Spectator on the Anglo- German Alliance and the punitive action of the Allies on the Venezuelan littoral are...


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[TO THE EDITOR OW THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR, —In your issue of October 25th, 1902, the following para- graph appears in a letter signed " Cautus " " A few years ago some sailors...


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[TO THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR,—Your correspondent, Mr. J. D. Drummond, writing from a suburb of Berlin, in the Spectator of December 27th takes exception to my letter...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " STECTATOR.1 Srn,—The sympathy that has been expressed throughout England with the central idea of Mr. Kipling's poem makes it the more necessary that we...


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SIR,—In a well-informed leading article in the Spectator of October 4th, 1902, you drew attention to the general rising in Macedonia which is threatened for next spring, and...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR:1 SIR,—Captain Molyneux, R.N., in the Spectator of Decem- ber 27th impugns my statement as to the Empress of India' on two grounds : firstly,...


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[TO THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR...) SIR,—May I be allowed, with all due deference, to ask your readers to doubt the statement that a blue-tailed bee-eater (Merops philippinus)...


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[To THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR.") SIR,—On the ground that Cambridge has produced some prominent politicians, whom he names, your correspondent " Trin. Coll. Cam." in the...

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A ROYAL HEART. RAGGED, uncomely, and old and grey, A woman walked in a Northern town, And through the crowd as she wound her way One saw her loiter and then stoop down,...


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[To THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR.] SIR,—Very many right-minded people will thank you for your article on " The Hartopp Case " in the Spectator of December 20th. It is well that...


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(TO THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR. "] Sin,—The writer of the article on the " Zoo " in the Spectator of December 27th seems to be under a complete misapprehen- sion as to the...


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THE LIFE OF QUEEN VICTORIA.* SHAKESPEARE and Queen Victoria, two of the very greatest and most glorious names in the annals of Britain and the English-speaking race, yet...


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[To THE EDITOR OP THE "SPECTATOR. "] SIR,—Whilst the memory of our late venerable Archbishop is still fresh in men's minds, it might interest your readers if you could kindly...

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MR. FANsas.wE's new guide to Delhi appears fells oppor- tunitate at the moment when all eyes are turned towards the pageant which is being held under the walls of the famous...

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CAMPBELL, addressing the "Mariners of England," should have concluded his poem with a stanza reminding our Admiralty , and Harbour Boards that, although "Britannia needs no...


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THE study of origins differs in this from that of mature works of art, that in many cases interest attaches to peculiarities, which may in themselves be of the nature of...

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THE drift of Mr. Lathbury's article on " The Clergy and the Education Act" in the Nineteenth Century may best be under• stood from a few quotations :- " What the Bill does is to...

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THE EARTH AND THE FULLNESS THEREOF.* ACCEPTANCE of the mainspring of the plot of The Earth and the Fullness Thereof involves no undue effort of imagination on the part of the...

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Richard Gordon. By Alexander Black. (Lothrop Publishing Company, Boston, 1J.S.A.)—Although

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there are things in this novel which may offend the reader's taste, the book is on the whole interesting, and has not the fault of extreme thinness which is apt to be...

Outlaws. By Clarke Little. (Ward, Lock, and Co. 3s. 6d.)—

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A Fair Freebooter. By Basil Marnan. (Cassell and Co. 8s.)— We put these two novels together because they are curiously alike in temper and subject. They are conspicuous examples...

Unofficial. By the Hon. Mrs. Walter R. D. Forbes. (A.

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Constable and Co. 6s.)—Mrs. Forbes begins with a "Prologue" in which a dying father commends his daughter to a certain villainous M. Dubose, and recommends M. Dubose to the...


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• [Under this heading we notice such Books of the week as have not been reserved for review in other forms.] Lectures on the History of the Nineteenth Century. Edited by F. A....

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Lord Curzon in India, 1898 - 1903. By H. Caldwell Lipsett. (R.

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A. Everett. 2s. 6d.)—Mr. Lipsett is a little beforehand in telling the story of a Viceroyalty which has yet some time to run, but these are times when there must be no lingering...

Dovedale Revisited. By the Amateur Angler. (Sampson Low, Marston, and

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Co. 2s. 6d. net.)—We are always glad to meet the "Amateur Angler." He is modest; he is not provokingly success- ful; he is not too proud to turn the laugh against himself. He...

Boors of REFERENCE.—We have received the sixty-fifth annual issue of

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Burke's Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage, 4c., edited by Ashworth P. Burke (Harrison and Sons, 42s.) The Dictionary, it will be remembered, is " Genealogical and...

Hymns of the Holy Eastern Church. Translated from the Service

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Books. With Introductory Chapters by the Rev. John Brownlie. (Alex. Gardner, Paisley. 3s. 6d. net.)—Mr. Brownlie has done good service already by bringing into notice some of...

Literary Studies of Poems New and Old. By Dorothea Beale.

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(Bell and Sons. 4s.)—These studies of Dante, Spenser, Milton, and Browning, besides their general literary merit, have a special fitness for their educational purpose. Nothing,...

The "Vanity Fair" Album. (Vanity Fair Office. 42s.) — This volume is

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certainly an "institution," as the editor remarks with pardonable pride. It is not a little changed from what it was in early days, retaining by reasonably faithful portraiture...

The Story of Alchemy. By M. M. Pattison Muir, M.A.

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(G. Newnes. 1s.)—Mr. Muir adds to his title "and the Beginnings of Chemistry," words which help us to understand the way in which he regards his subject. "We should never...

For Efficiency. By Arnold White. (E. Hutton and Co., Manchester.

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6d.)—Mr. Arnold White has collected here a series of letters written by him to the Daily Dispatch, and described as "reflecting on the incapacity of the ruling classes and...

The Early Eucharist. By W. B. Frankland, M.A. (C. J.

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Clay and Sons. 6s. net.)—Mr. Frankland has published in this volume, with some change, an essay which obtained the Hulsean Prize in 1900. He has put together the passages which...