9 AUGUST 1879

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The Irish University Bill has passed the House of Commons,

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with the prospective clause empowering the Senate of the new University to draw out a scheme for fellowships, scholarships, and exhibitions, to be conferred, both for"...

The news from South Africa is a little ambiguous. On

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the one hand, it is certain that a great many of the coast chiefs— the chiefs in the neighbourhood of Port Duniford—have made their submission, and are disposed to accept...

Lord Salisbury praised the House of Lords for having passed

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in two hours the Army Regulation Bill, which took the House of Commons 198 hours to get through ; -while Sir Stafford Northcote praised the House of Com- mons for shaping, and...


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T HE Ministers were feasted by the Lord Mayor at the Man- sion House on Wednesday, and made their usual 4loge of their own doings during the Session. The most important feature...

Lord Chelmsford has resigned his command, and received leave to

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return home. Sir Garnet Wolseley has disbanded some of the expensive irregular cavalry, and though again send- ing forward some of the force beyond Ulundi, until the poli- tical...

It is still less satisfactory to have it stated, as

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the Daily News' Special Correspondent, Mr. Archibald Forbes, reports—and Sir Garnet's own latest despatch partly confirms—that Sir Garnet Wolseley is adopting the old policy...

*** Tlte Editors cannot 'undertake to return Manuscript in anyease.

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In the House of Commons the resistance made was stouter..

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Lord Hartington objected strongly, though only in the abstract, to mixing up a vote of thanks to the Army with a vote of thanks to the Viceroy, and quoted Sir Robert Peel's...

Lord Northbrook made a speech in the debate on the

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Bill for raising the 22,000,000 which is to be lent to India without interest, by way of financial help to the Afghan campaign, which violently excited Lord Cranbrook and Lord...

Yesterday week Mr. Chamberlain delivered a very eloquent and instructive

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speech on the affairs of South Africa, which commanded tributes of respect from all parts of the House. He recalled the history of the Kaffir war of 1811 and 1819; of the war of...

Sir Michael Hicks-Beach, while complimenting Mr. Chamber- lain on his

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speech, threw his shield, as usual, over Sir Bartle Frere, whom the Government appear always to reprove when they write despatches, and always to defend when they make speeches...

At Nancy, on Tuesday, was unveiled a statue of M.

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Thiers, who, as liberator of the French soil after the Franco-German war, is the great hero of the towns near the borders of the lost provinces of Alsace-Lorraine. He is...

In both Houses of Parliament on Monday, votes of thanks

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wore proposed,—to the Viceroy of India, for the ability and judgment with which the resources of the British Army in India had been applied to the support of the military...

It is obvious that the French Government rather rely on

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their bad education law for bringing them a certain amount of demo- cratic popularity during the recess, and probably it may succeed in doing so. At least, they take every...

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In the case of "Barns v. Johnson," which was tried

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this week before Mr. Justice Grove at Bury St. Edmund's, a case in which the question turned on whether or not Mr. Johnson had represented a picture sold to Mr. Barns as a...

From Constantinople the rumour comes that Safvet Pasha is to

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be Prime Minister, instead of Aarifi Pasha; that Mahmoud Nedim Pasha (the old Grand Vizier of Russian leanings) is to be Minister of Marine,—a step towards elevating him to...

The Comte de Chambord'e new manifesto from Frobsdorf, —the letter

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addressed to the Marquis de Foresta on July 26th,—is very curious in the appearance of unhesitating faith in his own restoration with which the letter con- cludes :—" No ; I...

The thunder-storm of last Saturday night, or rather Sunday morning,

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was one of the most severe and the most universal over known in England. But, fortunately, the most destruc- tive part of it—the hail-storm—was not universal, or we should...

Sir H. Drummond Wolff, M.P. for Christchurch, the English Commissioner

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in East Roumelia, received a banquet at Bourne- mouth from some of his constituents last Saturday, and made them a speech, in return for the toast of his health, in which he...

The Emperor of Germany has ennobled the only son of

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Dr. Falk, late Minister of Public Worship, for the "great ser- vices" of his father, in passing the Falk-laws against the Roman Catholics. Dr. Falk himself declined this honour...

A French translation of th Armen appointing the new Khedive

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of Egypt has, it io ...id, been approved in principle by the Powers, who, nr , nele8s, demand to see the Turkish text, -. b in order to co „„ fr aire it with the French...

Consols were on Friday 974 to 97.

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onNSFLELD IN THE CITY. LORD BEACONSFIELD, in "- - ..epting one of those many gold boxes containing the certificat,, .4 his honorary member- ship of City Companies with which...

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L ORD SALISBURY'S "historic consciousness" may well compare with Lord Beaconsfield's for accuracy, after the former's Bank-holiday speech on the foreign and colonial policy of...

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THAT on the 9th of August we should still be speaking • ef the Harvest as "coming," and not even near, is in itself an e-ril portent. Late harvests have occasionally been...

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E seeds of discord sown in the ranks of the Bonapartists I by the death of the Prince Imperial are germinating, and everything indicates the probability of a rich crop of...

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F OR some time past there has been a dispute in progress between China and Japan, with respect to the sovereignty of the Loo Chow Islands—each Power claiming the ruler of...

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A RCHDEACON DENISON may be counted happy in having got hold of a new movement. What remains to him of life, he tells the editor of the Standard, will be devoted to bringing...

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UNDER this title, Dr. Mandsley dilates, in the August U number of the Fortnightly Review, on the lessons to be learned fromMaterialism, and on the injustice of the reproaches so...

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I N days which long preceded Mr. Disraeli's theory of "a melancholy ocean," with its action upon the sister-isle, and the awakening of the world to the conviction that Irishmen...

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A LAZY JOURNEY.—III. YES ; it was a very lazy journey, for Mrs. Balbus and I thoroughly fulfilled our plan. We scarcely changed our where- abouts half-a-dozen times in the...

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rEo THE EDITOR OE THE "SPECTATOR.'] SIII, — The Bishop of Peterborough's speech in the House of Lords in favour of Vivisection, has for a certainty lessened him considerably...


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THE COST OF ELEMENTARY INSTRUCTION. (To THE EDITOR OF THE "SPECTATOR.") Sm.—Those who know nothing about our elementary schools but what they learn from speeches in...


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[To THE EDITOR OF THE " SPECTATOR.") Sin,—In your article on "Mental Cures of Physical Disease," you comment on a case of a man bitten by a rabid cat, who three months...

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MR. GRUNDY'S RECOLLECTIONS.* CONSIDERING that Mr. Grundy is not only unconnected profes- sionally with literature, but has been engaged to a large extent in out-of-doors...


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(TO THE EDITOR 017 THR SPROTATOR.1 SIR,—Will you kindly allow me to correct two misprints in my letter of last week P In the last line of the fourth paragraph, from "those...


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THE PLEA OF THE MUTE. (sir: Ochone, Mote Ilachreell DOCTOR MAGEE, would ye murder and drown P Ochone, Doctor Magee ! Faith, it doesn't agree wid your clerical gown, Ochone,...

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THOSE of our readers whose literary recollections date back thirty years and more, will easily remember that there then flourished a clasel of literature which has almost ceased...

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THE TURKS IN INDIA.* So little is known of the

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history of India, even among tolerably well-educated people in this country, that not a few of Mr. Keene's readers will probably learn, with surprise that the Turks ever ruled...

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AmoNo the persons, certainly not very numerous, who interest themselves in legal reforms, no question has been debated more earnestly than whether it be possible to reduce into...

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on "St. Neot's, in Cornwall," which makes one "feel like

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going there," as Americans say,—and that, we take it, is the first intention of travel-papers in holiday-time. The writer pleads with spirit and humour for home tours, asking,...

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The Ilielory of Indian Literature. By Albrecht Weber. Translated from

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the second German edition by John Mann, M.A., and Theodor 2achariae, Ph.D. (Triibner and Co.)—The reappearance of Pro. fewer Weber's valuable work, revised and with...


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From a Quiet Place. By the Author of "Recreations of a Country Parson." (C. Kogan Paul and Co.)--The friends and admirers of 4 ‘ A.K.H.B." will welcome another volume of his...

Claudius. By Mrs. R. Knight Caueton. (Hatchards.)—Claudius is a tale

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of Christianity in Rome in tho clays of Domitian. The author deserves all praise for the care with which her work has been done ; but we cannot honestly say that we found it...

The Joyful Sound, by William Brown (W. Oliphant and Co.,

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Edinburgh), is a series of familiar addresses on the fifty-fifth chapter of Isaiah, given originally to the members of a Young Women's Bible. class. The author proclaims the...

Glen ;Wavle. By Agnes Smith. 3 vols. (Hurst and Blackett.)—

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The author provides herself with two heroines, damsels of ancient lineage, of whom one is an heiress, and the other portionless ; and with two heroes, both sari howl:nes, but...

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The Dramatic Works of W. Goethe. Translated from the German.

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(George Boll and Sons.)—" The Wayward Lover," a pastoral drama, which, together with the "Fellow-Culprits," was written during the stugent-peried of Goethe's life, represents...

Morning Clouds, By Henry Bellyse Baildon, B.A. (D. Douglas, Edinburgh.)—Mr.

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Baildon has a certain gift of verse.writing, but is too fond of what used to be called Pindaric metres (before it was understood that Pinder followade? ry rigid rules of...

Poems, Epigrams, and Sonnets. By R. E. Egerton-Warburton. (Pickering.)—Mr. Egerton-Warburton

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takes one hack to the eight- eenth century, by his verse. His "Simple Sermons for Cottagers " and his "Looking-Glass for Landlords" might have been written by Arbuthnot or...

Bean Nash ; or, Bath in the Eighteenth Century. By

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William Harrison Ainsworth. 3 vols. (Rontledge,) The King of Bath ; or, Life at a Spa in the Eighteenth Century. By Mrs Hibbort Ware. 2 vols. (Charles J. Skeet.)—It is rather...

A Nook in the .Apennines ; or, a Sumner beneath

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the Chestnuts. (C. Kogan Paul and Co.)—A family, wearied out with the heat of Florence in Juno, migrate to a charming spot among the mountains, and, first and most obvious of...

Leisure-Time Studies. By Andrew Wilson, Ph.D. (Chatto and Windus.)—Dr. Wilson

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republishes in this volume fifteen "essays and lectures" on subjects, "chiefly biological," which have appeared from time to time in various periodicals. The writer travois over...

The Dream of Melzar, and other Allegories, By Rev. Thee,

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J. Corr, M.A. (Marcus Ward and Co.)—This little book consists of five parables, or as the author styles them, allegories, written in the thoroughly orthodoe vein and headed by...

My S071, Give Me Thine Heart (Macmillan and Co.), is

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the title chosen by the Master of the Temple for a small collection of sermons, preached before the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge in the years 1876-78. Though, of course,...

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Obituary Notices of Astronomers. By Edward Dunkin. (Williams and Norgate.)—Mr.

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Dunkin, who was Hon. Secretary to the Royal Astronomical Society from 1871-1877, publishes these notices, which were for the most part written for the annual reports of the...

Flaxman's Classical Outlines : Notes on their Leading Characteristics, with

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a Thief Memoir of the Artist. By John C. L. Sparkes. (Secloys.) TT . his volume contains the outlines, numbering one hundred and forty- six in all, with which Plaxman...

August, we have received :— Among magazines and p

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Tinsley's 3fagazine.—Pa1t 2 of the Etcher, containing speci- mens of the work of Messrs. E. S. Chattock, E. L. Montefiore, and C. P. Slocombe, respectively, in copies of...

The Mount. By Thomas Sinclair, M.A. (Trfibner and Co.)—The title

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of this book seems to us very absurdly chosen, and as to its con- tents and style, we cannot speak favourably. The title is paraphrased into " Speech from English heights,"...

A Ministry of Health, and other Addresses. By B. W.

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Richardson, M.D., F.R.S. (Ciliate and Windus.)—Dr. Richardson republishes in this volume nine essays, which well deserved preservation. The scope of that which gives its name...

Schiller's Wilhelm Tell. Translated into English blank verse. By Tarkari.

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(Hamilton, Adams, and Co.)—The works of the great masters in any language will always provoke those who love both tongues to translate them from the original into their own,...