7 JULY 1883

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'IV The Editors cannot undertake to return Manuscript, in any

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Are England and France quarrelling about anything, or is the

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Parisian Press suddenly stricken with a cholera panic ? The Paris correspondent of the Times talks of an article in the Temps about England inspired by M. Challemel-Lacour which...

The Corrupt Practices Bill has been under discussion all the

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week, and sincere as the House evidently is in its determination to curb the influence of wealth, we begin to fear that the Bill is too elaborate, and its prohibitions too...

Mr. Healy has carried Monaghan for Mr. Parnell, receiving 2,376

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votes, or within 262 of a clear half of the registered electors. His Tory rival, Mr. Monroe, obtained 2,011 votes ; and the Liberal, Mr. Pringle, only 274, an instance of...

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NEWS OF THE WEEK T HE Comte de Chambord is reported dying. The latest accounts represent him as mending, bu t that always happens in the illnesses of very great persons, and...

Lord Derby, on Wednesday, announced that the Government had determined

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to reject the annexation of New Guinea. The Colonial Office had received despatches from Queensland, and had, found no reason for the action of the local Government, except a...

On Tuesday night, an hour or more was wasted owing

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to the unseemly behaviour of Lord Randolph Churchill, Sir Henry Wolff, and Mr. Gorst, who on their return to the evening sitting wanted to insist on the re-reading of an amended...

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Mr. Chamberlain presided at the annual meeting of the Cobden

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Club last Saturday, and delivered an admirable speech, which he commenced by quizzing the Observer,—"a paper which is the organ of those whom Mr. Disraeli used to call 'superior...

A great controversy has been raging in the Standard as

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to the quantity of education now given in Board Schools. Corre- spondents, usually female, report that the hours are too long, that the work to be done at home is too heavy,...

On the same day, a banquet was given to Mr.

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Benjamin, Q.C., on his retirement from the Bar. The Attorney-General proposed Mr. Benjamin's health, in a speech which referred with more of honorific feeling than we could...

Mr. Thorold Rogers, in responding to the toast of the

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Cobden Club, referred to Tenniel's admirable picture of Mr. Chamberlain as the daring duckling launching out into the pond of Radicalism, and ventured to suggest that, like Hans...

There is no brutality like that of the panic-struck. The

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deaths at Damietta from cholera exceed one hundred a day, though the population is only 30,000. A cordon of troops has been accordingly drawn round the wretched town, with...

We regret to record the death of the Duke of

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Marlborough,. one of Lord Beaconsfield's Dukes, a most respectable, most manageable man, who could always be educated, and therefore sat in Cabinets. He knew something of Church...

The l'istes has published a summary of Lord Randolph Churchill's

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evidence against the Khedive. With the exception of one item, it amounts to very little. The exception is that Tewfik Khedive is said, on "reliable authority," to have for-...

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Mr. Spottiswoode was buried in Westminster Abbey on Thursday, at

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the request of a great number of eminent men, who, when they made their request, probably thought more of their own admiration and esteem than they did of the very limited space...

Mr. Irving's speech was not remarkable,—a speech of cordial thanks

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adequately expressed ; but the Minister of the United States, who always speaks well, spoke . even better than usual, happily defending the United States from the charge of...

A. meeting was held in Exeter Hall on Wednesday to

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pro- mote a scheme for lending money to Indian peasants at reason- -able rates. They now pay 24 per cent., which Mr. Bright, who spoke on behalf of the scheme, considers fatal...

A frightful accident, which seems to have -cost about 120

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!lives, occurred on the Clyde on Tuesday, when a vessel -christened Daphne,' built by Messrs. Alexander Stephen and Sons, Linthonse, Glasgow, for the Glasgow and Londonderry...

Bank Rate, 4 per cent.

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Consols were on Friday 100 to 104 KA.

Lord Salisbury distributed the prizes to the Arts and Science

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Faculty of King's College, London, on Tuesday, and in his remarks echoed (though mildly) the general complaint of the number of examinations. Lord Salisbury should lead the late...

The banquet to Mr. Irving at St. James's Hall, on

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Wednes- day, was a very enthusiastic one. Five hundred sat down to table, and some 400 ladies assembled in the galleries before the speaking began. Lord Coleridge presided, and...

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W E do not see how it is possible to misread the lesson of the Monaghan Election. Mr. Healy's victory, which was quite complete, for he beat both his opponents put to- gether,...


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MR. CHAMBERLAIN ON THE COBDEN CLUB. Ca t t li h l i 3 s t a L y A w I m l i d r o a b muchl e speech e a x t t l n i g e u C i s o h b dt t he memory of the trifling mistake...

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H P to five o'clock on Friday, the death of the Comte do Chambord had not been announced in England ; but it is believed that his recovery is hopeless, and the end is imme-...

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MB GLADSTONE ON CABINETS. N OTHING is more remarkable in modern

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English politics, or, indeed, in the politics of all free States, than the slight interest felt by the outside public in the mechanism of the Executive. An old statesman like...

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T HERE can be no doubt that the House of Commons is really in earnest as to the Corrupt Practices Bill, per- haps in part because it honestly wishes to diminish the growing...

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"THEIR NOBLE SELVES." T HE Dinner given by the Bar to

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Mr. Benjamin was remark- able on two grounds. The first, of course, is plain to every one. Mr. Benjamin's professional career has been some- thing altogether out of the common...

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N O Englishman will easily forget the feeling of pride he experienced when, for the first time, he saw the grim, grey nass of the Rock of Gibraltar rising from the blue...

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T HE panic which the Cholera is apparently exciting in Egypt will hardly increase the respect in which the Western world is held by Orientals who have to submit to its guidance....

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0 1JR Jewish contemporaries are quite annoyed because we recently suggested, a propos of the trial at Tisza Esslar, that if evidence were ever produced in favour of the absurd....

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T HE arrangement of the Exhibition of Irish Lace at the Mansion House is not altogether satisfactory. It does not convey the impression that either accurate knowledge or...

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BISHOP COLENSO. LTO THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR."] SIR,—I shall be permitted, I hope, to point out in your columns that a wrong impression, as it seems to me, is likely to...

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[To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR?') Sin,—May I correct one or two errors in your notice of "Ant Coesar aut Nihil" ? It would be an affectation to strain at the- gnat of truth,...


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TWILIGHT. THE Sunrise waits behind Heaven's gates, Unclosed of lagging Morning ; In shadows slow the world below Fore - greets it, self - adorning. • The sweet song-bird is...


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(To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.") Sin,—In your two last numbers letters have appeared from correspondents in the country complaining that Liberal M.P.'s are lukewarm, if not...

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MR. FREEMAN ON THE AMERICAN.* *Tax book in which Mr. Freeman records his impressions of the 'United States will, no doubt, find many readers. The subject is one of abiding...

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ACCIDENT has left us late in the field with a review of a worthy piece of work. The memory of Alfred de Mnsset's . Night of May, Night of August, and Night of October, the last...

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'Tuts is a graceful little sketch of German life in the eighteenth 'century, so graceful, that it is almost disappointing in its scantiness. The main subject of the idyl is left...


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Tins is in many ways a pleasant book of travel. Mrs. Scott- Stevenson is possessed of a good deal of varied information and knowledge, and occasionally shows some power of...

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Ma. Come:noun publishes in these volumes his experiences during a journey in the early part of last year across China from Canton to the Burmese frontier, and the first lines of...

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THE larger Magazines are not at their best this month, no one of them containing any article of first-rate importance, and many of them publishing papers which do not fulfil the...

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The most interesting article in the Month is the editor's continua- tion of his account of "A Personal Visit to Distressed Ireland?' Several matters well worthy of note are to...

Teutonic Mythology. By Jacob Grimm. Translated from the fourth edition,

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with notes and appendix, by James Steven Stallybrass. 2 vols. (George Bell and Sons.)—These volumes are as full as might be expected of curious information. Literature, legend,...

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The History of Antiquity. Translated from the German of Pro-

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fessor Max Duncker by Evelyn Abbott, M.A. Vol. VI. (Bentley and Son.)—Professor Duncker continues in this volume the history of the "Empire of the Medes and Persians." His first...

Life as I Hare Found It. By General Ainslie. (Blackwood

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and Sons.)—General Ainslie, though he seems to have risen to almost the top of his profession, seems to be by no means satisfied with his career. He has not, indeed, had the...

We are glad to see that a volume of verse,

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giving many proofs of culture and elegant taste—Poems, by Charles H. bole (Parker and Co.)—has reached a second edition. The chief poems are classical, having for their subjects...

On the Wing : Rambling Notes of a Trip to

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the Pacific. By Mary E. Blake. (Lee and Shepherd, Boston, U.S.)—This pleasant little volume, which, published this year, has already reached a second edition, well deserves a...

Sandringham, Past and Present. By Mrs. Herbert Jones. (Sampson Low

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and Co )—It is always something of a surprise to find what a number of interesting associations there are with places of which scarcely any one beyond the neighbourhood has...

A Woman's Glory. By Sarah Dandney. 3 vols. (Bentley and

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Son.) —" To love perfectly and entirely,—that is a woman's glory." This is Miss Doudney's summing-up of the whole matter, and she works up to this conclusion with a good deal of...

Agriculture for India. By Lieutenant Frederic Pogson. (Thacker, Spink, and

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Co., Calcutta.)—The writer's brief preface puts the pro- blem which has to be met very clearly. The soil of India is decreas- ing in fertility, and various causes are at work,...

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We have received a second edition, "thoroughly revised," of California,

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for Health, Pleasure, and Residence. By C. Nordhoff. (Sampson Low and Co.) We may specially commend to our readers the chapter on the culture of the vine in California....