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Intelligence from the Cape down to August 19th was received

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on Thursday, and is, upon the whole, favourable. Cetewayo has not been caught, but flies from kraal to kraal as the detach- ment under Colonel Barrow pursues him, and there is...

There is a serious probability of war with Burmah. King

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Theobau has, it appears, laid claim to the Karenee country, a district between the Salween and Sitang, in north-eastern Pegu, which was declared independent by Lord Dalhousie,...

The new Ministry at the Cape is not very favourable

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to con- federation. The Premier, Mr. Sprigg, judging from a speech on the native territories, briefly reported in the Times of Thurs- day, dreads the expense of military...

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The war, though objectionable, for reasons explained elsewhere, would not

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be a difficult one. The strength of the Burmese monarchy was always exaggerated, probably from the weakness of the races, Peguans, Assamese, Mughs, and Shans, whom it subdued,...


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A LULL has occurred in the bad weather. For six entire days there has been in South England no gale, no thunderstorm, no heavy rain, and no intimation from New York that...

Mr. Raikes is shocked at Mr. Gladstone. Not content with

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disestablishing the Irish Church, and revolutionising the rela- tions of landlord and tenant in Ireland, and starving the national armaments, a nd "violating the Constitution to...

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Mr. Stanhope was very lively also. He told his audience

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that he did not know anything about the Dissolution, any more than a lawyer usually did about law. The lawyer looked wise, but when his cliept had gone, he opened a book and...

The Cutlers' Feast at Sheffield was not this year attended

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by any Cabinet Minister. Lord George Hamilton and Mr. Stanhope were the only Ministers present, but they both made, perhaps, all the better speeches. Lord George Hamilton was...

A very strong appeal is being made to the British

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people to annex Cashmere. It is stated that half the population of the beautiful little State has perished of famine, and that this famine has been . deliberately intensified on...

The gossips of the different capitals are still amusing them-

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selves with reports about Imperial alliances.. Acdording to one set of rumours, Prince. Bismarck mid Count Andrassy, in a. conversation of some hours—which certainly took...

The Invalirla Russo publishes a long and probably inspired article,

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the object of which is to state that, although General Loinakin is not going to Merv, but only to chastise some Turkomans, the understanding between Great Britain and Riissie,...

The Thitieh Envoy to Cabal, Sir Louis Cavagnati, wee received

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by the Ameer with even-- ostentatious honour. The Afghan Minister for Foreign Affairs metthe Envoy and his escort four miles from the capital, the entire garrison Was turned out...

The Turkish Government, at its wits' end for money, has

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proposed to increase the taxes . upon foreigners. A Committee, appointed by the English residents in Constantinople, have, there- fore, presented to Sir A. Layard a memorial, in...

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A long correspondence has been going on in the Times

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on the diet in public schools, which is said to be insufficient and badly cooked. The utility of the discussion has been a little dimin- ished by the reluctance to mention...

In a letter published in the Times, Dr. Hassan makes

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sonic remarks on the great diminution iu the practise of adulteration, and the successful operation of the Sale of Food and Drugs Act. The per-centage of adulteration of...

We publish elsewhere an account of some of the facts

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elicited at the trial of the Nihilists recently condemned by the military tribunal at Odessa. As-usual in Russia, the actual leader was a thoroughly educated man, but his...

Mr. Parnell is making tactical blunders. He wants, he says,

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to secure Home-rule and fixity of tenure for the Irish people by constitutional means. As he can secure them only with British consent—for he repudiates insurrection—his 'first...

Mr. Tracy Turuerelli has let the cat out of the

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bag. He has explained, in a lecture to an audience at Ryde, delivered in pre. Bence of the Golden Wreath —a lecture which he means to repeat 230 times—why he collected 52,000...

Sir Wilfrid Lawson made a sharp speech in West Clamber ,

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land on Thursday, full of jokes, and full also of bitter denun- ciations of the Ministry. The Tories, he said, complained of agitation in the Recess, evidently considering...

Mr. Eirington, Member for Longford, has taken a far more

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practical course. In a letter to his tenantry, in which he remits rents to the extent of from te n to fifteen per cent., he declares that, in his judgment, the objects of...

The Times' correspondent at Simla draws a depressing picture of

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Anglo-Indian morality. He declares that it is much more lax than that of England, and intimates that at Sheila the cavaliers servente is a recognised as well as an existing...

Consols were on Friday 971 to 971.

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THE CONQUEST OF BURMAH. I T is by no means improbable that the sensation of the Recess will be the conquest of Burmah. The Government of India for some years past has doubted...

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A FTER months of negotiation, often of a very acrid kind— negotiation, that is, accompanied by menace—an Austrian Division has received orders to enter Novi-Bazar next Monday....

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YOUNG BLADES AT SHEFFIELD. T HERE are times when Cabinet Ministers

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not only deserve rest, but are bound, in justice to themselves, to take it. It is impossible just now for any responsible member of the Government to make a speech which shall...

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O UR Ritualist friends have by this time pretty well repented of their flirtation with the Bishops. The truth is, a Bishop is not at all the kind of lover that it is safe to...


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A MONG the five Nihilists who were hanged at Odessa and Nicolaieff a few days ago, by sentence of the military tri- banal of Odessa, was one whose revolutionary career affords...

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REBUILDING THE TEMPLE. A LTHOUGH the threatened demolition of Elm Court

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has evoked a great deal of very pretty writing, richly garnished with much second-hand archteological allusion, it is odd that the few practical points worth public discussion...

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S IR ROWLAND HILL was buried on Thursday in the Eng- lish Pantheon, to which he was admitted with the ap- proval of all Englishmen, and it may be worth while to consider for one...

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IT is with a certain feeling of relief, almost amounting to positive pleasure, that we see the approach of Autumn. With its shortened days and bright hearths, indoor pursuits...

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A LAZY JOURNEY.—VII. (coNcLusioN.) Wnxig we reached Ville-en-Mer, our journeying was over. We had made it our end and object to settle down for a time some- where by the sea,...

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NATIONAL JUD MENTS. go THE Berm OF THE ,, apacreaon.1 Sili,.—Although the Warden of Keble's thoughtful and weighty letter puts forward with much force the argument from the...

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THACKERAY.* WE are glad to welcome the almost simultaneous publication of Mr. Trollope's criticism on the great novelist and. of the splendid and costly edition of Thackeray's...


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[TO Tee EDITOR OF TDB " BPROTAT011.1 you allow me, as one feeling some personal interest in the matter, to correct what I believe to be a mistake in the very interesting paper...


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SPEOTATOF.,1 Swinburne is always so grateful to have his mistakes about Shakespeare corrected, that I am sure he will thank the Spectator for allowing me to assure him that he...

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THE title of this book raises expectations which are far from being fulfilled,—and this, perhaps, not so much that the per- formance is indifferent, as that the title promises...

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of Art, Michael Angelo, directed a con- stant glance of so searching a nature into another world than the one externally perceived, that his expressions of opinion were apt to...

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Till Magazines are not very rich this month. Perhaps the best, certainly the most entertaining paper in them, is. Mr. Froude'a account in the Nineteenth Century of Alexander of...

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A Molting Expedition to the Transvaal. By D. Fernandes das Neves. Translated from the Portuguese, by Mariana Mcnteiro. (Bell and Sons.)—Senor das Neves is a patriotic...

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The History and Principles of Wearing. By Alfred Barlow. (Sampson

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Low and Co.)—This purports to be an exhaustive history of the textile arts and the inventions connected with them, intended for general readers, but we venture to predict that...

A Pace Illumined. By Rev. E. P. Roe. (Ward, Lock,

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and Co.)— Mr. Roe, an American writer of some note, will add to his reputation by this well-written and thoughtful work. The idea is novel, and the story is good throughout. A...

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Pictorial Guide to the Environs of London. (Ward, Lock, and

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Co.)— This will be found a pleasant and readable book to those making visits or excursions to places lying within the twenty-mile radius of. the metropolis.

MAGAZINES, ETC., FOR SEPTEMBER.—We have received the follow- ing :—Blackwood,

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the Corn/till Magazine, Time, and the Gentleman's Magazine, all of which will be noticed next 1w:wk.—Belgravia, containing a pleasant story of the childhood of the late Prince...

Torquay : Past and Present. By Spencer Thomson, M.D. (J.

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and A. Churchill.)—This brightly-written sketch of one of our most delightful sea-side resorts will not fail to interest many readers. It is as a winter residence that Torquay...

Roman. Antiquities at Lydney Park. By the late Rev. W.

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H. Bathurst. With Notes, by C. W. King. (Lougmans.)—This is a very interesting memoir of a remarkable group of Roman remains. Lydney lies near the bank of the Severn, between...

The Martyr of Menem. By Robert Somers. (Sampson Low and

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Co.)—Mr. Somers deserves, wo think, some credit for his treatment of a theme so oft rehearsed ; but in spite of all efforts to be patient, we have been "sin this long while...

Stamford's Tourist's Map and Visitor's Guide to tho Isle of

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Wight.— A handy and reliable guide for those who purpose making walking- tours on the island.