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Mr. Morley's speech in accepting the freedom of the City

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of Dublin, dwelt a good deal on the Lord Mayor's remark that the mass of Irishmen are not Separatists; but no one supposes that they are, so long as they perceive clearly that...

The speeches of Lord Ripon and Mr. Morley were good

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of their kind,—good, that is, as speeches of convinced Home- rulers. Lord Ripon, in accepting the freedom of the City of Dublin, and remarking on the great rareness of that...

The Vienna correspondent of the Times believes, upon infor- mation

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from Berlin, that the Russian Government has almost succeeded in arranging with some French bankers for a loan of 300,000,000 roubles, or, say, 223,000,000. The Rothschilds...

Considerable interest has been taken this week by Parisians in

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a sort of formal reconciliation between the Russian Govern- ment and M. Floquet, now President of the Chamber. M. Floquet, who is a Radical of the Clemenceau stripe, has...

lo lt The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in any

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• In his evening speech, Mr. Morley repudiated Mr. Davitt's

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Socialist views, and anticipated that, an Irish Parliament once established, and the Irish peasantry once made freeholders, property would be as safe in Ireland as in France....


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M R. MORLEY and the Marquis of Ripon have visited Dublin this week, and have been received with an en- thusiasm which has been carefully stimulated as a counterblast to the...

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A controversy has been got up in the Times as

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to the reason why a Home-rule conversazione in Dublin was substituted for a Home-rule dinner, and the reason given by the Home Secretary and others was that at a dinner the...

Mr. Goschen's address as Lord Rector of the University of

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Aberdeen was delivered on Tuesday, and was singularly in- teresting. The Chancellor of the Exchequer pleaded for carrying the intellectual temper not only into all studies, but...

On Tuesday, just one day before the Nationalist demonstra- tion

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in Dublin, the morality of the movement was once more dreadfully illustrated. Two brothers, named Fitzmaurice, held a small farm near Listowel, in Kerry. They were evicted, but...

The Scotsman of last Monday published a remarkable report from

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four Edinburgh Liberal Unionists who went over to Ireland to judge the question for themselves, and who say :— "We made it one condition of going to Ireland that our hands...

Mr. W. H. Smith made a useful and sagacious speech

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on Monday night to the Chelsea Conservative Club. The Govern- ment proposed, he said, to ask the House of Commons to con- duct its business in reasonable hours, and to end its...

Mr. Goschen also maintained that Sc3tland does not need the

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lesson he was enforcing half as much as England. The Scotch education is from the first more "rousing." Youthful dialectics began in Scotland at an earlier age than in England....

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It is said that the relentless prosecutor of Mr. Bell

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Cox intends to apply to Lord Penzance, giving evidence of the con- tinuation of the ritualistic practices which have been condemned, and thus to obtain an order for his...

The Times is a little unjust on one point to

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Cardinal Manning's political economy. His Eminence only said that profit was not always spent in reproductive work, which is perfectly true. Suppose the profit-maker buys...

Another examination has been made of the Crown Prince's throat,

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followed by the usual crop of contradictory telegrams, according to many of which the Prince is rapidly recovering. The following is, however, the official bulletin signed on...

The German Government has just brought in a Bill lengthening

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the duration of Parliaments from three years to five. The Bill is supported by the Conservatives of all sections, who argue that, under the present system, one year is lost in...

Bank Rate, 3 per cent.

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Consols were on Friday 102a to 104.

Mr. Herbert Gladstone, in a speech to his constituents at

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Leeds, delivered yesterday week, remarked on an element in recent Conservative speeches which to us seems quite invisible, "an expectation of defeat,"—and said that as the...

An important deputation, including men like Cardinal Manning, the Bishop

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of Bedford, Lord Herschell, Lord Comp- ton, ;lad many noted philanthropists and leaders of Trade Societies, waited on Wednesday on the Premier, to press on him an inquiry into...

We regret to notice the death of Mr. Edward Lear

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at San Remo last Sunday, at an advanced age. He is best known in England by the admirable "Book of Nonsense," which is as great a favourite with grown-up children as with those...

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J T is most characteristic of Englishmen to have considered the speech of the Hungarian Premier as, on the whole, tending to peace. The Stock Exchange, on reading it, actually...


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THE HOME-RULE DEMONSTRATION IN DUBLIN. N O candid man will deny that the people of Dahlia have done all that they could do, short of singing "God Save the Queen," or cheering...

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p ROFESSOR HUXLEY, in his essay in the Nineteenth Century on "The Struggle for Existence," wishes to alarm us all, and, we doubt not, will succeed in alarming a great many, and...

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M R. GOSCHEITS speech at Aberdeen was nothing if not "rousing." And as no education is what it ought to be, according to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, unless it be rousing,...

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T HE Times of Monday contained a letter, signed " Catho- lions," and dated from Dublin, which states with great force and clearness a view of Irish politics which is not common...

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T HE elaborate communications to the Times, and the original articles which the Times has itself published, on the subject of the so-called Teaching University for London, have...

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W E are surprised to see in Mr. Traill's interesting paper in the Fortnightly for February, on "The Evolution of Humour," that he revives the old view of Hobbes that laughter...

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'11HE popularisation of Art criticism and knowledge was the subject chosen by Mr. Edward Russell for his address at the distribution of prizes at the Liverpool School of Art on...

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I T seems to us that, in spite of the incessant discussion of the topic, the true argument for work and the true apology for idleness are almost constantly missed. It is assumed...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOH."] SIR,—I do not think instances of the survival of exceptional faculties in man are as utterly unknown as you say. I know a bright, placid,...


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MR. S. SMITH, M.P., AND TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION. [To THE EDITOR OF THE " $PECTITOli."] SIB,—My attention has been called to a reference to myself in your article on "Technical...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIE, — In your issue of January 28th, you quote a story, told at Oxford by the Warden of Merton, of a Free Church minister who once offered...

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THE GROSVENOR GALLERY. [SECOND NOTICE.] ON the whole, the impression given by a second visit to this collection substantiates our first estimate. Despite many short- comings,...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF TEE "SPECTATOR."] Sin,—In your issue of January 28th, I notice a racy story about the Rev. W. Whistler, once Rector of Hastings. May I match it by another...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") STR,—A propos of your interesting review of Mr. Tutin's selected poems of Crashaw, will you permit me to remark that Crashaw is not really so...


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ENGLAND TO IRELAND. SPOUSE whom my sword in the olden time won me, Winning me hatred more sharp than a sword— Mother of children who hiss at or shun me, Curse or revile me, and...

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MR. AUBREY DE VERE'S ESSAYS.* Mn. AUBREY DE VERB is a charming essayist. If his writing is not marked by that unity of purpose, by that desire of the critic to keep his eye...

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the Wyon family has filled the post of "Chief Engraver of her [or hisi Majesty's Seals" during the greater part of the century, it is not surprising that one of the series of...

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THE publication in an English dress of Dr. Deiters's interesting study of Brahms, will, we fear, be regarded as little less than an affront by a large section of our native...


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"I DAVE never seen a novel in which there was so much to read," was the verdict pronounced on Paul Pato"' by an unpro- fessional critic whose opinion the present writer has...

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M. RECLUS ON EARTH AND OCEAN.* WE cannot pretend to

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be able to estimate the scientific value of these truly wonderful and delightful volumes. Nor, fortunately, is it necessary to do so. In the scientific world, they are already...

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THE Contemporary begins with a strongly written statement of the comparative progress of Mahommedanism and Christianity in India, the writer's conclusion being that India will...

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It is really remarkable how the editor of Temple Bar manages to keep up with the time in its demand for fiction without neglecting the interests of his original clientele that...

annuals. Yet it contains a great deal of entertaining as

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well as of instructive reading; and some of the lighter articles—such as "New Old Maids" and "Anglo-Indian Boys "—may be read with more pleasure when they are seen in the yearly...

a rather well-worn topic treated in a somewhat fresh style.

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The writer seems to be a Scotchman who has settled in the United States as a Presbyterian minister. These sketches were originally addressed to the students of Yale Theological...

As we had occasion to note some falling-off in St.

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Nicholas during 1887, it 113 both a duty and a pleasure to chronicle a decided recovery in 1888,—at all events, if the year may be judged by the February number. There is...

Cassell's Family Magazine has so decidedly a character and a

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constituency of its own, that all one needs to consider when a new number appears, is whether the character is sustained in such a way as to satisfy the constituency. This may,...

John Bull's Army, from a French Point of View. By

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Hector France. (Whittaker and Co.)—M. Hector France quotes on his second page the well-known saying of General %gem:0 :—" The British infantry is the most redoubtable in Europe....

Memoirs of the Princesse de Ligne. Edited by L. Perey.

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Trans- kited by Laura Ensor. (Bentley and Son.)—This is, on the whole, a readable translation of a very delightful book ; but we fear that we cannot say much for the...

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The County Families of Lancashire and Cheshire. By James Croston.

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(J. Heywood, Manchester and London.)—" The Palatine Counties of Lancashire and Cheshire," says Mr. Croston, "have been aptly described as seed-plots of gentility.'" Of some of...

EltRATIIM.—In the review of the "Dictionary of Christian Biography," the

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article on "St. Athanasins " was attributed by mistake to Canon Yenables. It is the work of Canon Bright, Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Oxford.


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EM 210 Pa g e Quarter-Page 5 2 10 5 12 0 I Narrow Column 0 Half-Column 6 Quarter-Column F.3 10 6 1 15 0 0 17 0 Six lines and under, 5s; and 95 per line for every additional...


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On the 1st inst., at 37 Ridge Road, Hornsey, N. (the residence of her daughter, Miss Mary E. Johnson), Mrs. Mary Edwards, late of New Barnet, in her 75th year, deeply regretted.