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The confiscation of monastic pro- well. Three days afterwards, howperty stands upon a wholly differ- ever, the Governments of France, ent footing.
Germany, Italy, Russia, and Mr Balfour went to the root of America were all discussing a the matter when he spoke of the proposal submitted to them by property of the Church being used the English Government for joint for the corruption of the people. intervention between two Sacrilege is bad enough. But belligerents. Two refused the sacrilege of which the object is offer; two didn't even bribery is a special crime reserved it; and only one agreed to it. for our modern Puritans. The This is described by Lord Rosefact is, that religious equality bery as an “extraordinarily favourmeans in the mouths of many able reception ” of the British propersons simple plunder -- a com- posals. It had been publicly stated munity of ecclesiastical goods. that Government had despatched In the mouths of others it no a circular to the Powers, and had doubt means something less ig- met with a rebuff. Oh dear, no ! noble than that: but in as far as There had been no circular, but it is different, the term is utter- only an all-round communication : ly misleading. Religious equality no rebuíf, but only a distinct refusal
, only means that all religions shall by two Powers, and contemptuous be equal in the eye of the State, silence on the part of two others. just as all individuals are equal in The agitator, says Mr Balfour, the eye of the law. There are to who does not know how to wrap be no immunities, no privileges, no up a bad policy in fine language, disabilities; and there are none is not fit for his work, and should either in the English Church or be dismissed without a character. among English Dissenters.
The Perhaps this is what some of Lord Bishops sit in the House of Lords Rosebery's colleagues are thinking in virtue of their temporal baron- about their chief. ies; and as for property, there is The Irish party will, of course, no more reason why one religious lend their assistance in overthrowbody should not be richer than ing the House of Lords. Mr Dilanother, than why one individual lon, speaking at Glasgow on the should not be richer than another. 15th of last month, made no Equality as a political term does secret of that. Of course the Irish not extend to such differences as will do all they can to make themthese.
selves masters of Great Britain, Passing for a moment to foreign which in the absence of the House affairs, we find Lord Rosebery of Lords they will be. Whatever
more at his old game on their internal dissensions, they the subject of China and Japan " well drilled " enough for and the emergency Council. What that. We earnestly beg the British the Cabinet was summoned for public to note well the real charon that memorable occasion, and acter of the present crisis, and why all Europe was thrown into the danger which lies ahead of confusion by so sudden and un- them, not in the fitful energy of expected a portent, we are left irresponsible cliques or individuals,
But the object of it but in the unprecedented attitude -So we are to understand- now assumed by the Ministers of wholly unconnected with the war the Crown, Surely both Scotchbetween China and Japan. Very men and Englishmen can under
stand what the absolute suprem- last eight years, heartily and acy of Irish politicians in a powerfully supported by the voice House of Commons uncontrolled of the people. They have their by any second chamber must fortunes in their own hands. If necessarily mean: that it would they do not choose to save themlead to methods of government selves from the hateful tyranny wholly irreconcilable with
irreconcilable with the which awaits them on the delaws of political economy, with struction of the House of Lords, the most elementary rights of pro- nobody else can save them. If perty, and with all those prescrip- they will not strike a blow in tions and traditions which defence of the great social fabric necessary to the maintenance of which is now threatened ; in deour Indian and Colonial empire. fence of the commerce, the credit, Ireland has proved over and over and the capital on which their again her incapacity for self- prosperity is dependent; in degovernment. How, then, can she fence of the political constitution be trusted to govern others, and by which alone these are those others ourselves? We must protected; and for the sake of not forget, either, the power that that ancient religion of whose lurks in the background of Irish implacable enemy the Separatists supremacy, or the uses to which are the secret agents,—they deit would certainly be converted by serve the worst that can befall the Roman Church. All these dan- them when England has lost her gers, no longer fanciful, remote, or place among the nations, and her despicable, but real, imminent, and wealth, her power, and her emformidable, can only be successfully pire, which now support her teemencountered by the combination of ing population, have departed for parties which has prevailed for the
VOL. CLVI.--NO. DCCCCL.
INDEX TO VOL. CLVI.
Abyssinia, French designs regarding, opinion amongst Hindoos regarding
sacredness of the, 389.
Boulevards of Paris, modern changes in
* Brave Fille,' by M. Calmettes, review
172 et seq.-training of, for war, 176
et seq. - traditionary recklessness of,
in the field, 1so.
France and Germany arising out of OF THE, 169.
BROOKE, FELICITY, 818.
Buddhist temples of Java, the, 90 et
of, 611 – enters the Order of St Budget Bill, the, in the House of Lords,
CAVALRY ARM OF THE BRITISH SERVICE,
Cavalry, rôle of, in modern war, 170—
et seq.—amusements of the exiled Court of, in British service, 173— training
gested improvements in British, 178.
gramme of, 891 et seq.
Charles Edward, Prince, entry into Edin-
culty in identifying eggs of, 57-keep- of, at Preston, 99-march of troops of,
on London, 102-the battle of Falkirk
Chiffoniers of Paris, the past and present,
China, stationary condition of civilisa-
dition of troops in, 718-state of forti- EPISTLE FROM HORACE, AN, 793.
of the, 447.
brigandage in Apulia by, 254 et seq. FAREWELL TO BEN VRACKIE, 571.
forces, at Naples, 270—release of, 271. FEUILLET, LA FEMME DE M., 370.
of, 371 et seq.-youth of, spent at St
by Prince Louis Napoleon, 375 –
M. Octave Feuillet to, 385.
an ancient inn at, 845 — story of of Morocco received at, 478 — new
try of Sultan into, 484.
Finance Bill, provisions of the, regard-
tender, 238—escape of the Pretender FOREIGNER, A, 727.
Forest fires of India, the, 405.
GERMANY, THE NEW
AFRICAN CRISIS WITH, 145.
FRIGATE, AN OLD “SEVENTY - FOUR,”
FROUDE, JAMES ANTHONY, REMIN-
Gaelic language, the relationships of,
Galla race, characteristics of the, 358—
William Harcourt's provisions regard- Gentili, Don Luigi, an Italian spy,
General Church's treatment of, 259
GEOGRAPHERS, POETS AND, 515.
for the study of, 515-modern esti-
workmen, 701–proposed counterac- romance of, on Shakespeare and Mil-
ton, 519 et seq.-inspiration received
indebtedness to, 525.
WITH FRANCE AND, 145.
Golf, the playing of, at Cannes, 552—at
coercing captured wild elephants, 406. 552.
garding the appearance of, 27—title of, Moment,” 778.
HAILEYBURY, MEMORIALS OF OLD, 107.
HAKKALAND, A RIDE IN, 600.
123 et seq.
262 et seq.
Hale, Edward, Master of Eton, charac- Kinglake, A. W., influence of the liter-
teristics of, 695—influence of, at Eton, ary style of, on contributors to the
Korea, policy of China regarding, SSO
et seq.-probable future of, $85.
of the city of, 363—hairdressing of LEAVES FROM A GAME-Book, 543.
tender at Bar-le-Duc by, 233-recep-
of, at the battle of Falkirk, 104 et seq. Pretender's farewell to, 215.
powers of, as regards taxes on land,
sirability of establishing, 709 et seq.- Lodging - houses, establishment of, in
Glasgow, 704–in London, 706 et seq.
Longo, Maestro, an Italian revolution-
ity of the, 444–barrier presented by
Irish party in overthrowing the, 902. XVI., 325—XVII.-XX., 455—XXI.-XXIV.
Lourdes,' M. Zola's, review of, 5S4.
acteristics of the inhabitants of, 312 Lupo, Occhio, a noted Apulian brigand,
Mackerel, fishing for, with fly-rod, 421.
absence of true martial spirit in sol. biographical notices of the seven sons
A REMARKABLE FAMILY,
China on future position of, 887 et seq. of, 217—career in India of, 249 et seq.
-marriage of, 252—labours of, during
79--the cinchona plantations of, 82- in England, 253—his death, ib.
July: Life of General Sir Hope
emanating from, 30 --- growing reli- spondence of Mr Joseph Jekyll with
political power of the Stanley, 1818-1838, edited by the Hon.
Algernon Bourke, 135 – Letters of
edited by her Son, the Hon. F.
Reminiscences of Lord Augustus Lof.
es, by Helen, Lady Duflerin (Countess