6 APRIL 1872

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T HE event of the week has been the demonstration in Man- chester in honour of Mr. Disraeli. It was a very striking affair, thousands assembling to welcome him at the station,...

After a curious and obsolete homily on the danger of

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a standing army commanded by purely scientific officers to English freedom, in- tended to soothe the Lord-Lieutenants, who are aggrieved at seeing their influence over the...

Mr. Stansfeld made a speech at Halifax on Wednesday while

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Mr. Disraeli was speaking at Manchester ; and what he said would certainly go to some extent to confirm Mr. Disraeli's imputations on the ambiguous position—not of Mr....

The Agricultural Strike extends. We have news of large com-

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binations in Cambridgeshire, where the labourers are very badly off ; and Lincolnshire, where they seem to be singularly success- ful; and Herefordshire, where they ask for more...

• * The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript in

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any case.

Mr. Disraeli spoke for three hours and a quarter on

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the Throne, the Peers, the Commons, Church and State, Noncon- formity, Education, the Army, the Admiralty, and our recent Foreign Policy, and handled all his subjects with his...

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Mr. Vernon Harcourt returned on Thursday to his r6le of

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dilettante Joseph Hume, by moving an amendment in Committee of Ways and Means to the resolutions of the Chancellor of the Exchequer,—an amendment asking for a reduction of...

The Farmers seem still undecided as to their policy, and

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inclined to compromise for 15s. a week, but their literary advocates bring forward three arguments. One is, that the labourers are amply paid in perquisites, though not in...

The jury returned a verdict in the Troehu case on

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Tuesday. They found that the Figaro had not been guilty of libel, but had been guilty of "outrage on an official," and the editor and manager were sentenced to fines of £120 and...

The Volunteer Review came off as usual on Easter Monday.

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About 24,000 men appeared, and went through a mimic attack and defence of Brighton very creditably, doing a hard day's work without serious contretemps. It was, however, still...

The French Assembly separated on Saturday for the Recess, and

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M. Thiera delivered a somewhat optimist speech, in which he stated that the reconstruction of the Army was the "true revenge 'r of France, that there was no danger either of war...

Mr. Caird has sent to the Times a history of

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an incident of which we shall hear a great deal yet. Mr. George Hope holds the farm of Fenton Barns, East Lothian, under the Right Hon. Nisbet Hamilton, and has with his father...

Dr. Guthrie made a remarkable statement in Edinburgh on Friday

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se'nnight. He was speaking of the waste of clerical power involved in the religious divisions of Scotland, "the Gospel, for example, in Lerwick, running like waste water"...

The Times' correspondent telegraphs from Philadelphia to Thursday's Times, in

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relation to the Alabama question, that Lord Granville's note has been received and considered by the Cabinet ; but that, "according to official intimations, the American...

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The Record " ventures to indulge the hope" that, "in spite

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of all the grievous mischief that Mr. Maurice did by his erroneous teaching, his efforts after a more genial Christianity than that taught in the Scriptures of truth did not...

Lord Lisgar, better known as Sir John Young, is about

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to quit 'Canada, and Lord Dufferin will be appointed Governor-General -of the Dominion. That is a good selection. The Governor- 'General of Canada should be a sort of King, a...

Australian speculators seem to have the courage of their con Tictions,

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and perhaps just a little impudence besides. If we may trust the Times, a scheme is on foot to construct a railway from Port Augusta on the south to Port Darwin on the north,...

The dispute about the Parks' Bill was settled on Thursday

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by a -statement from Mr. Ayrton that the public meetings in the Parks would be authorized under the Act, and the trouble is at an end ; tat the whole affair has been most...

It appears from the Agricultural Returns that Great Britain, -with

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her 25,000,000 of people, has only 30,838,567 acres under -cultivation, of which only 9,675,261 acres are under corn, and 12,435,442 under permanent pasture, the remainder being...

The Times' correspondent gives an account of a new religions

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teacher who has appeared in the Puttiala territory, and who declares himself an avatar or incarnation of Christ. He teaches holy life and proscribes caste, but has as yet made...

The great religious teacher who will long be chiefly remembered

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as chaplain of Lincoln's Inn,—though as Professor in King's College, London, as the centre of the Christian Socialist movement which ended in so great an impulse to co-operative...

A curious rumour has been afloat for some time that

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Govern- ment intended, should a war with the United States ever become imminent, to declare Canada independent.. The rumour was reported in so many quarters that there was a...

A very motiveless sort of murder was committed at Hackney

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-on Tuesday. A man named Stanley, lodging at the house of one -James, a boot and shoe manufacturer, had had a dispute with -James on a trade question, when James told him to...

Consols were on Friday 92f to 92f.

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THE WARWICKSHIRE STRIKE. • T HE Agricultural Strike is far from over, is rather spreading to more counties, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire especially, but the conditions of the...


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A T Manchester Mr. Disraeli has said many things, but not much. His speech is certainly not of the kind which makes or unmakes governments. In a discourse three hours and a...

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L ANCASHIRE has given Mr. Disraeli a splendid reception. When every allowance has been made for the desire to see a distinguished man, for adroit organization, and for the...

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T HE condemnation of Liebknecht and Bebel, the well- known leaders of the German Socialists, on the charge of Preparation of High Treason (Vorbereitung des Hochver- raths), is...

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P OLITICAL events in Australia are ripening the public opinion of the various colonies for a great Colonial Federation, such as that on which the Dominion of Canada has already...

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T HE world is beginning to pay, and to pay heavily, for the exorbitance of the terms which Germany was permitted by Europe to impose upon France. There is not a State of the...

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CHIVALRY IN THE CITY. rE recent meeting of the Middle-class School

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Corporation brought to light a fact which, in the absence of further ex- planation, is not very creditable to the governing body of that foundation. It seems that Mr. Rogers,...

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TN Frederick Denison Maurice England has lost one of her most striking and characteristic figures, and a not incon- siderable number of Englishmen one of those unique friends...

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E NGLISHMEN, and especially town-bred Englishmen, are often puzzled by those coloured caricatures of their com- patriots which appear to be such favourites with some of the...

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THE WARWICKSHIRE AGRICULTURAL MOVEMENT. [TO THE EDITOR OF THE SPECTATOR:1 Sns,—The mass meeting of the South-Warwickshire labourers held in the Town Hall here last night was...

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CLEAR vision, born of high desire That seeks Truth only evermore, As one who, from the eternal shore, Beholds the sea of glass and fire ; Or climbs the granite peaks alone, And...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.'] :Sin,—With your permiqsion, I cannot allow Mr. Seebohm's reply to my letter of the previous week to pass without one word of rejoinder. He...


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A THANKSGIVING FOR F. D. MAURICE. 'THE veil Lath lifted, and hath fallen ; and him Who next it stood, before us, first so long, We see not ; but, between the cherubim,' The...


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[TO THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR."] &n, —As you have been discussing the costs of a M.A. degree,— and justly distinguishing between the payment to the University (which alone...

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RALSTON'S SONGS OF THE RUSSIAN PEOPLE.* IT is one of the familiar features of Russian life, on which every traveller dwells, that the shop and the eating-house, the noble-...


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How much does England lose in losing thee !— The wise, large heart, the fearless intellect, The spirit formed to counsel and direct By sympathy wide-spreading like the sea, And...

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Tars volume possesses the merit of being eminently readable. It smelts into almost portable shape the immense mass of materials. relative to Byron, and gives a picture of the...

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COBDEN CLUB ESSAYS: SECOND SERIES.* IT would be impossible, within

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the limits usually accorded in this newspaper to a single review, to discuss all the subjects which are treated in the present volume. We should have to pass rapidly from the...

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M. DE MIISSET is still as great a favourite as was his wont in the time of the boisterous debates of Classiques and Romantiques. He has more admirers and fewer detractors, and...

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Miss CRAM'S story should either have ended with the seventh or begun with the eighth chapter of the first volume. It is, indeed, two stories in one,—very different in subject...

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writers of fiction are not always, indeed are not often, good essayists. They are too much used to com- manding apace, and being discursive or concise just as they please, to...

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WE have already noticed the first instalment of this annalist of St. Alban's, and gleaned from him some carious particulars of the lawsuits and courtly connections, the bad...

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Rude Stone Monuments in all Countries. By James Ferguson, D.C.L. (Murray.)—Dr. Ferguson's book deals with questions which it is im- possible to discuss at all adequately in...

Life Beneath the Waves, and a Description of the Brighton

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Aquarium. (Tinsley.)—A sensible little book, except that it has a somewhat absurd title. It contains some practical directions for those who are attempting the somewhat...

of employments—in Columbia College, New York. He belonged to the

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Episcopal Church, and was inclined to be High, as we gather from one or two indications in his memoir. Amongst the numerous subjects which he "professed," political economy...

Cecil's Tryst. By the Author of "Lost Sir 'Massingberd." 3

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vols. (Tinsley.)—This is a novel which the author very probably would like the critics to leave alone, that is to say, if their criticism is to extend, as it commonly and, for...

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POETRY.—The Duff Family Album. (Longmana.)—The authors of this volume "venture,"

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they say, on publication, not because they think their verses good, but in the hope that their book will be regarded in DOMO respects "as a curiosity." They are, they tell us,...

Another "literary curiosity" of a different kind is the Setting

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Sun : a Poem in Seven Books. By James Hurnard (Kitto.)—Mr. Hurnard has thought it necessary to give the world a narrative of some passages in his life, and for some inscrutable...

Poems. By Joseph Skipsey. (Blyth : W. Alder.)—The author is,

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we -understand, a genuine working miner, who went down into the pit when he was five years old, and is working in it when he is between thirty and forty. Here, it is clear, is...