6 JULY 1867

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T HE House is craning a little at its big leap. There is a dispo- sition to delay visible, which, as there are only twelve work- ing days before August, has called up Mr....

General Peel burst out into revolt on Monday, in the

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debate on the clause for giving increased representation to the great cities, in a short but very characteristic little speech in his own peculiar cheerily pugnacious,...

In reply to Lord Houghton on Thursday, Lord Derby rather

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changed his tone with regard to the Luxemburg guarantee. He now maintains only that " technically" no party to a collective guarantee can be called upon to enforce it, if any...

Mr. Lowe made a clever speech in favour of cumulative

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voting in the three-cornered and four-cornered boroughs on Thursday. He was not, he said, going to argue for the representation of minorities, but he did think that all...

The event of the week is the execution of' the

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Archduke Maxi- milian, who was shot by order of Juarez on the 19th of June. No details are known, but there appears to be no room for hope, tele- graphic inquiries from Vienna...

The grand debate on the concession of additional members to

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great cities ended on Monday in a somewhat unexpected way. Mr. Horsfall proposed to confer a third seat on Liverpool, Man- chester, and Birmingham, and Mr. Adderley opposed him...

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The House of Commons cannot make up its mind whether

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it likes bribery or not. The necessity of expense protects the mono- poly of the rich, but then the rich hate spending. A motion, therefore, proposed by Mr. Candlish, that no...

The special correspondent of the Times at Rome says there

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are now between eight and nine hundred Catholic Bishops in the world, of whom 480 were present at the canonization of the Grand Inquisitor of Aragon. Forty-three Cardinals...

During the past week the proposed new University constitu- ency

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which the English Reform Bill, if carried, will bring into existence,—the constituency of the University of London, has seen one Liberal candidate withdrawn from the field,...

Sir John Lubbock, who contested West Kent with great spirit

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in the Liberal interest in 1865, has been this week put for- ward by Mr. Carey Foster, B.A., and Dr. Odling, F.R.S., graduates of the London University, as a candidate,...

Englishmen have the oddest ideas of dignity. The Viceroy of

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Egypt is coming to London, and it was at first intended to let him be the guest of his agent, Air. Larkins, of Blackheath. The wiln remember that the Pasha entertains every S...

Mr. A. S. Hewitt, a Pennsylvanian ironmaster, has been ex-

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amined before the Commission on Trades' Unions. He says that unions exist all over America, and described a case at Pittsburg in which three or four murders had been committed...

What makes more noise than a pig under a gate?

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Two pigs. That is an ancient conundrum, but Mr–Bottaieault says it is based on a fallacy. The two pigs do not make more noise. At least he says a thousand musical instruments...

The Emperor Noppleoo Aistributed the prieealo:exhil/itgra on the Is:, J,sli,

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a'nZinarlet knlekilititretietiott;;?ieEtcli.:. fi:4 (jailed the Exhibit;cirg igt- diiit i tde g ithes of the world, in which all nations seem to launch...

A brilliant breakfast in Mr. Garrison's honour was given in

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St. James's Hall this day week, Mr. Bright taking the chair, and Earl Russell (to whose generous recantation of error we have elsewhere referred) and the Duke of Argyll joining...

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Professor Beefily is one of those too numerous men of

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ability - who, to a dangerous and sometimes very mischievous extent, 4‘ believe in the contrary." He cannot hear anybody saying something, even if it is true, without the...

The Great Eastern Railway is in the Gazette at last.

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A receiver has been appointed by the Court of Chancery, and the state of affairs seems to be briefly this. There is a net revenue of 900,0001. a year, of which 500,0001. is...

Colonel Wilson Patten, in addressing his constituents in North Lancashire

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after his re-election as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, appears to have been a little inarticulate as to the treasons which led him to think it his duty to take office...

A peculiarly English form of courage has been illustrated this

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week in a rather striking way. A countryman about twenty years old was watching the bears at the Zoological Gardens when he dropped his hat. He knew nothing, as he subsequently...

The transactions in all National Securities during the week have

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been only moderate, yet prices have continued steady. Yesterday Consols, for money, left off at 94, 3; ditto, for account, 943, jr ; Reduced and New Three per Cents., 933, 3 ;...

Yesterday and on Friday week the leading British Railways left

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off at the annexed quotations Great Eastern.. Friday, June 28. .. sai .. Friday, July 6. 263 .Great Northern .. •• -. 114 114 Great western.. .. • e. • •...

The closing prices of the leading Foreign Securities yesterday and

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on Friday week are subjoined :— Friday, June 26. Friday, July 6. Mexican 183 • . 183 Spanish Passives . • 233 • • 233 Do. Certilloatas 143 • . 153...

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THE POSITION OF THE GREAT CITIES IN OITR POLITY. T HE great misfortune of English cities is that highly placed Englishmen do not live in them. West London being excepted, we...

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L ORD RUSSELL'S recantation of his error concerning the nature of the American conflict, at the banquet given - to Mr. Garrison last Saturday, has struck every fair mind with...

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IF Parliament separates without punishing the officials who 1 are mainly responsible for the Famine in Orissa, at least by a solemn vote of censure, it will grossly neglect its...

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in many respects one of the very best Colonial Secretaries we have had. Short as was the period of his official life, he had time to display qualities of firmness and judgment...

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M R. DISRAELI is trying to Sheffieldize somebody, and we should like to know who and what for. All this week his organs have been trying, without the smallest apparent...

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THE FATE OF Ar A XIMILIAN. T HE curtain has fallen

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on the Mexican tragedy. There is no longer any reason to doubt that Juarez, overpowered by the clamour of his followers, or sincerely believing in the necessity of extreme...


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has given, in his farewell lecture INJL at Oxford, reproduced in the July Cornhill Magazine, not only a broader definition, but broader practical illustrations, of what he...

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W E are apt at times to feel annoyed at the great and increasing attention devoted to Salmon, and to be jealous that the same interest is not manifested in codfish, turbot, or...

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L ORD DERBY'S third Administration came into power on the 6th of July, 1866, and has, therefore, been in existence twelve months. The anniversary of the transfer of the Seals of...

B EFORE nine years, however, had elapsed, we find the Kentish

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men once more in revolt against the authority of the King's Ministers, and playing a decisive part in the great civil contest which was then convulsing England. The Duke of York...

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[To TUE EDITOR. OF THE " SPECTATOR. Sin,—Among the many vagaries in which the Anglican party has lately indulged, it might be difficult to find any one more prepos- terous...

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4 4 SPECTATOR. " ] SIR,-.Will you permit one who has paid a little attention to the subject to say a word or two regarding the Celtic Element in Literature, and to illustrate...

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THE "SPECTATOR."] SIR, -It is not usual to offer any criticism on reviews of books, but there are two circumstances which, I think, entitle me to appeal to your accustomed...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.") Sin,—Six of my fellow-creatures, of whom I had not until this day heard, by names Esther Hendra, Ellen Cossentine, Mary Bowden, Richard...

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RAYMOND'S HEROINE.* Tins is a thoroughly pleasant novel,—a well conceived story, bold with a good deal of art, though without any of that power of portraiture which ensures a...


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Ma. Marrnsw ARNOLD has lamented the want in England of an Academy for the regulation of the style of our literature, and the widening and purifying of our intellectual...

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Tins is a book which at all times would have commanded atten- tion, but at this moment must especially attract interest. In it we have the intimate outpourings, in a...

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IF we are often tired of books, tired of the subjects which seem to us treated in a dead, unpractical manner ; if, looking around us, we think we see barrenness and dryness...

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The Loyalist's Daughter; a Novel, or Tale of the Revolution.

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By a Royalist. Four vols. (Adams and Francis.)--An historical story of the school of Mr. G. P. R. James. The Revolution is that of 1688, and we are treated to much abuse of...


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--s— A Dictionary of Science, Literature, and Art. Edited by W. T. Brande and the Rev. George W. Cox. 3 vols. (Longmans.)—For the space they cover these volumes are a...

poem which gives its name to this volume is made

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up of several short lyrical pieces strung on a thread of narrative. Longfellow's "Wayside Inn" may have served as a model for Mr. Whittier's "Tent on the Beach," and in addition...

Rustic Songs and Wayside Musings. By James R. Withers. Fourth

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Edition. (Darton and Co.)—It is with considerable, and very natural, pride that Mr. Withers publishes a fourth edition of these simple verses. He is modest enough not to...

Rustic Poems. By Joseph Verey, author of the Gentle Philosopher.

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(Elliot Stock.)—Some of the humorous verses in this volume are good Rustic Poems. By Joseph Verey, author of the Gentle Philosopher. (Elliot Stock.)—Some of the humorous...

Prize Essay on the Great Importance of an Improved System

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of Educa- tion for the Upper and Middle Classes. By the Rev. William Nassau Molesworth. (Longmans.)—This essay gained the prize offered by the Rev. D. Emerton, President of...

Low's Handbook to the Charities of London. Corrected to March,

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1867. By Sampson Low, jun. (Low, Son, and Marston.)—This little work contains the names, objects, incomes, and expenditures of more than eight hundred charities. We need not...

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The Sewage Question. By Frederick Charles Kropp. (Longmans.)

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—It is amusing to see how each new writer on sewage pooh-poohs his predecessors, and while proving the absolute perfection of his own sys- tem, cuts away every inch of ground...

The Life and Letters of Florence MacCarthy Beagle, Tanist of

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Carbery, MacCarthy Mor, with some Portion of " the History of the Ancient' Families of the South of Ireland." Compiled solely from unpublished documents in Her Majesty's State...

Ure's Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines. Edited by Robert

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Hunt, F.R.S. Three vols. (Longmans.)—The sixth edition of a standard work, carefully revised and brought down to the present state of scientific knowledge. It is impossible to...

A Handy Book of the Law of Shipping. By Charles

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Stuart Smyth. (Effingham Wilson.)—Lawyers generally mistrust short cuts to law, but handy books are useful if they are not too implicitly trusted. Mr. Staylli'a little book"...

A Treatise on the Locus Standi of Petitioners against Private

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Bills in Parliament. By James Mellor Smethurst. Second Edition. (Stevens and Haynes.)—This is rather too much like modern law books in collect- ing cases instead of referring...