5 JULY 1879

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There is evidently a grand fight going on at Constantinople.

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The Sultan is sick of Khaireddin, his Tunisian Grand Vizier, who always advises concession to the Powers, who has not solved the financial question, as he promised, and who...


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T HE Revolution in Egypt has so far marched quietly enough. Tewfik Pasha was proclaimed withOut opposition, and on June 30th Ismail Pasha, after a vain attempt to obtain permis-...

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*** The E (Wore cannot undertake to return Manuscript in any ease.

In the House of Lords, on Thursday, two reconnaissances were

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made by Lord Granville and Lord Oranmore and Browne, to discover whether the Government intended this abortive Bill only as a beginning of legislation, or as payment in full of...

Lord Cairns's University Bill was produced on Monday, and turns

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out to be either a mutilated fragment, or a deliberate defiance to the Roman Catholics. It proposes nothing that anybody wants, and takes away no disability that anybody feels....

The special correspondent of the Daily News at head- quarters

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forwards, on 6th June, a connected history of negotiations with Cetewayo. Certain of his Indunas, sick of the war, told him that he must make peace ; and the King, after a burst...

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The Prince Imperial's will—dated on February 26th last, and written

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at Chislehurst—has been published, and is a very harm- less document indeed. It chiefly consists of a number of kindly legacies and bequests. But in a sort of postscript, he...

Lord Beaconsfield. on Tuesday received a deputation from the Worshipful

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Company of Grocers, to take his declaration as a freeman of the Company, and to present him with the emblazoned certificate of membership, in a golden casket. In reply, of...

Mr. Forster addressed his constituents at Bradford, on Saturday last,

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in St. George's Hall, telling them what, in hie opinion, both the Liberal party and the country at large would be prepared to do, if, after a general election, the Liberals come...

The Cassagnac prosecution has failed, and a very good sign

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it is, for the French manliness and love of freedom, that it has failed. No doubt M. Paul de Cassagnac's language in speaking of the present French Government in his articles in...

The Prime Minister has refused the gold laurel-wreath which Mr.

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Tracy Turnerelli has taken such pains to obtain for him, by collecting tributary pence from upwards of 50,000 of the English people,--.--pains on which, according to Mr. Tracy...

Lord Lawrence died unexpectedly athis residence in London, on the

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28th ult. He was only sixty-eight, and although his con- stitution had been much shattered, his death was not expected. Under any other Government, his pre-eminent services—for...

There is no serious doubt remaining that the Prince Imperial

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was deserted. The correspondent of the Times with General Newdigate's column, who has obviously access to the official documents, publishes Lieutenant Carey's own report....

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The Convocation of Canterbury has made a new attempt to

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deal with the " Ornaments Rubric," and apparently has again failed. The Upper House, indeed, agreed upon a rubric which, if adopted by the whole of the Convocation, and...

The Times of Monday publishes a detailed report of the

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condition of the Army in Great Britain. It will be remembered that the Government took six millions to fill up all gaps, and for two years has been talking of nothing but war,...

The Peshawar correspondent of the Times gives a melancholy account

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of General Browne's Division, the first, now returning from Guudamuk. The war having concluded, it was necessary, ." for financial and political reasons," to march back the...

It has been announced in both Houses that the Government

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have advised the Queen to create a new University in the North of England, to be called the Victoria Uni- versity, of which Owens College is to be the collegiate nucleus. Our...

Mr. Fawcett, on Tuesday, moved that the House of Commons,

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while accepting the contract for the purchase of the East India Railway, would not regard the arrangement as a precedent. He contended, and proved, that the India Office, by...

Prince Bismarck is carrying out his new policy to the

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end. His new party has carried the Tariff Bill for him, and will carry the Bill making all the Railways the property of the Government. He will, therefore, as he believes, place...

Consols were on Friday 98i to 981 ox. div.

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THE OFFER TO THE ROMAN CATHOLICS. T HERE has hardly been such a case yet of replying to a request for political bread with the frank offer of a stone, as the Government's...


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A VERY strong man, a man who, under other circumstances, might have been reckoned in his old age like Welling- ton among the resources of the Empire, has passed away this week....

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T HE difficulties of her Majesty's Government in Egypt are only just beginning. Hitherto, they have been assisted by unexpected and, we must add, most undeserved good-fortune....

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T HE point which strikes us in the debate raised by Lord Carnarvon, on Friday week, on the condition of the Ar- menians, is the extraordinary view of the responsibility of the...

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THE FARMERS AND PROTECTION. T HE Farmers are striking out somewhat

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wildly, in their vexation at the past and despondency at the present. Even in the highly influential meeting held on Wednesday at the rooms of the Society of Arts, with the...

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T HE result of the appeal in the case of " Martin v. Mac- konochie " has, at all events, the advantage that it relieves a lay journalist from the necessity of forming an opinion...

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" T ELL 'co What it is, Geoarge," said, with Stanleyan and Livingstonian impressiveness, a bucolic person who had come up from the " Noarth," to a friend who had done likewise,...

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IN the new number of the British, Quarterly Review, Mr. Gladstone has a remarkable article on "The Evangelical Movement ; its Origin, Progress, and Issue," the chief point of....

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T HE Contemporary Review did, we think, a considerable service to English society, in publishing the collated opinions of eminent physicians upon the effects of alcohol. The...

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MISS RYE AND THE DISPOSAL OF OUR PAUPER CHILDREN. [TO TIM EDITOR OP TIIa " SPECTATOR.1 Sur,—Your article on " The Use of Stimulants in the Treatment of the Sick Poor," and the...

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[To ME EDITOR OF TITS SPEOTATOR.1 Sfa,—The suggestion of " G. " has much force. It may be well illustrated by a fact with which I am acquainted. Nearly fifty years ago, taking...


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[To VIE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR:'] Sin,—Under the above heading, an article appeared in the Spectator of the 7th inst., containing statements injurious to the Society under...

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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE a SPROTATOR."] . SIR, — The following statement, the accuracy of which I can guarantee, may perhaps interest some of your readers. On Saturday last one of...


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THE ROYAL ACADEMY. [FINAL NOTICE.] IN this, our last notice of this year's Academy, we continue our mention of the chief pictures of general interest, beginning with No. 212, in...


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[To TDB EDITOR OF THE " EPEOTATOR.1 SIR, — In your article of May 31st on" The United Presbyterians and the Westminster Confession," you repeat the current language about the...


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"THE SOLDIER'S PETITION." [AIR : " MORE OR LESS.1 I ' LISTED one day in a marching brigade— More fool I; And in a rash moment turned soldier by trade, (Don't know why,) For I...

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RODERICK HUDSON.* We learn in a prefatory note that Roderick Hudson was origin- ally published in Boston in 1875, and hence we suppose that it is not a later work than The...

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M. WIESENER has made an elaborate and interesting study of a highly interesting period. The early years of Elizabeth were years of infinite peril, and she walked, like Christian...

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Tiroz Memorials will be interesting to that large circle of friends to whom the subject of them was personally known, and endeared by his deep as well as his lighter social...

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REMBRANDT AND TITIAN.* THE spirit of the art of Rembrandt

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seems to have been the out- come of his yearning to raise the familiar native paths of Amsterdam art to the levels of that greater dignity and sublimity which had been reached...

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TIM Magazines are becoming a difficulty for reviewers. So much of the thought of the day is flowing towards them, and they occasionally contain so many good papers, that it is...

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Our Schools and Colleges. By F. S. do C. Bisson.

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(Simpkin and Marshall.)—This is not a perfect handbook of its subject, though it is a considerable improvement on anything of the kind that we have seen before. Mr. Bisson has...

Lara. Illustrated by C. B. Birch. (Art Union of London.)—Mr.

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Birch has illustrated Byron's poem with twenty correct and elegant drawings. Lace is not one of the poet's happiest efforts, resembling, so far, moat other continuations. "No...

Epitaphs of the Catacombs. By Rev. J. Spencer Northcote, D.D.

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(Longmans.)—This is a valuable and interesting book, not aiming at being exhaustive, of the nature, indeed, of an abridgment, but qualified to form an excellent introduction to...

Our Vicar. By Wynter Frore Knight, B.C.L. (Samuel Tinsley.)— Mr.

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Knight undertakes to describe the sorrows of a high-minded curate, who is brought into relations with a vicar who is anything but high-minded. The author concedes in his preface...

Utopias ; or, Schemes of Social Improvement. From Sir Thomas

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More to Karl Marx. By the Rev. F. Kauffmann, M.A. (C. K. Paul and Co.)—The author has attempted too much,—not, we believe, from want of ability to deal with his subject, but...


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A Memory of Thomas Moore. By S. C. Hall. (Virtue.)—Mr. Hall republishes, with corrections and additions from his "Book of Memories," these recollections of Moore. Their chief...