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Opposition in 1738, and afterwards upon the present Government. by the Whigs on the several occa- This is the dictum of the great sions we have mentioned, they statesman whom the rising generanever went so far as to urge on tion recommended by Sir the Government of the day the William Harcourt to adopt as their duty of tearing up treaties, re- guide. It is a pity Sir William pudiating engagements, and snap- had not some one in his youth to ping their fingers at the other do the same kind office for himself ; parties to the contract.

for perhaps had he studied Canreserved for the Liberals or the ning's policy attentively while his Radicals of to-day to take this intellect was still pliant, and before great step in advance, and place he had entangled himself in the it to the credit of democracy. meshes of party, he might really Canning would have said, as in- have been able to act on the deed he does say, in the passage maxims conveyed by it. As it is, we have quoted, “However good he is unable to digest them. A your cause, and however bad your name, however, by itself goes a adversary's, treaties must be ob- long way, if it is continually quoted served until they are repealed, in favour of any given course of or modified with the consent of action, without remark. We were all who were parties to them." determined that the deception thus This is the political canon which practised on the public should not Mr Canning has left us, clothed in go unexposed, as far as our humble words of great power and precision, efforts could avail to unmask it; elicited from him by the same kind and with that object alone has this of pressure which has been placed article been written, .

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22ND JUNE.

The trumpeters in a row,

With a note as clear as a bell,
And all the flutes and the fifes below,
And the brazen throats, and the strings of fire,

To let the people know
That the Mother, the Queen, the heart's desire,

From her palace forth doth go.

Princes, form in array !

Great ye are, and greater may be;
But only guards and vassals to-day
To the Lady enshrined in duty and love;

Pacing forth on her way
In weakness of age, and in power above

All words we can sing or say.

The streets that sound like the sea

When the tumult of life is high,
Now, in a murmur of voices free,
Hum and ripple and rustle and stir,

Straining each eye to see-
To gaze and to watch and to wait for Her

Whose subjects and lovers they be.

Sons and lovers and subjects all,

The high and the low together-
From Princes that ride in the festival
To us in the crowd who but shout and gaze;

Rendering, every man and all,
Thanks to our God for her lengthened days

And the nation's festival.

VOL. CLXI. --NO. DCCCCLXXX.

30 Hark! what is this which hushes the crowd ?

A sound of silence amid the noise ; The sweep of a pause through the plaudits loudA moment, a stillness, a start, a stir

The great heart of the multitude Holding its breath as it waits for Her,

One being in all the crowd.

She is coming, is coming! the Queen! the Queen!

Here is our moment in all the day.
One voice for all, and the air serene
Quivers, as if a storm blew by:

A little more, and there had been
Gates burst apart in the very sky,
To hear a whole nation shouting on high-
The Queen! the Queen! the Queen!

INDEX TO VOL. CLXI.

THE, 269.

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ACQUISITION, A DOUBTFUL, 810. British navy, proposed additions to, 572
Africa, changes in, during the Victorian -men required for, 574 et seq.
era, 616.

Brown, Mr A. L., scheme of, to defeat
Alexander I., legend respecting the the bill for a close-time for trout in
Czar, 257 et seq.

Scotland, 875.
ALL - BRITISH TRANS - PACIFIC CABLE, BURMA, HOW THE FAMINE CAME TO, 536.

Burma, the famine of 1896-97 in, 536
AMATEUR NATURALIST, EVOLUTION AND et seq.-description of the upper and
THE, 561.

lower provinces of, 536-districts of,
Amateur naturalist, value of a know- where crops have failed, 539 - the

ledge of Darwinism to the, 563 et seq. small peasant proprietors of, 540—
Anästhetics, the discovery of, 605, 620. opening of famine works in, 541-
ANOTHER YEAR'S PROGRESS IN EGYPT : private charities in, 543.
LORD CROMER'S REPORT, 592.

Burns, The Centenary,' by W. E.
ARCTIC, FRANKLIN AND THE, 238. Henley and T. F. Henderson, notice
Ascent of Woman, the,' by Mrs Roy of, 464.

Devereux, notice of, 104, 106 et seq. Buster BLUE DOLL, THE, 700.
Atterbury, Bishop, conspiracy of, 91- Cable, the Trans-Pacific, outline of the
defence and equivocation of, 98.

history of the scheme, 269 et seq.-
Australia, growth of, during the Vic- the present position of the project,
torian era, 613.

275—the objections to, ib.- the best
Bannockburn, account of the battle of, route for, 276—the cost of, 277-

from Sir T. Gray's Chronicle, 51 et seq. the strategical importance of, 278.
Barrie, Mr J. M., Margaret Ogilvy: Cabot, JOHN : AN ANNIVERSARY STORY,
by, notice of, 481.

838.
Beaconsfield, Lord, hold of, on the Cabot, John, discovery of North America

popular mind, 426-attack on Eastern by, 840 et seq.-documents regarding
policy of, 427—his Eastern policy the expeditions of, 841-conclusions as to
national policy, 428- vindication of voyages of, 844, 848— relics of second
Eastern policy of, ib. et seq.-services expedition of, 851.

rendered by, to Balkan States, 442. Cabot, Sebastian, early life of, 844, 846
BILLIARDS, CONCERNING: GOSSIP ABOUT -treacherous conduct of, 844 et seq.

THE GAME AND ITS DEVOTEES, 545. --discovery of North America claimed
Billiards, the game of, origin of, 545 by, 846.

- modern developments of, 546 - 'Cabot's Discovery of North America'
peculiarities in players of, 549 by G. E. Weare, notice of, 840.
championship of, 551.

CALIFORNIA, SOME IMPRESSIONS
Bishop's PLOT, THE, 90.

OF
ANOTHER

SOUTHERN, 172.
Blachford, Lord, connection of, with the California, Southern, country life in,
"Times,' 705, 710.

172 — the wild - flowers of, 173—the
Blessington, Lady, novels of, 639 et seq. climate of, 175-invalids and, 177-
BLUE JAR, THE, 553.

the fauna of, 178.
Books, RECENT-FRENCH AND ENGLISH, Callwell, Major C. E., 'Effect of Mari-
455.

time Command on Land Campaigns
Breaking of retrievers, the, 745 et seq. since Waterloo ' by, notice of, 405.
Brest, alleged betrayal of the English Canada, growth of, during last sixty

attack on, by Marlborough, 798 et seq.

years, 616.

187 et seq.

Canal-boat, from Edinburgh to Glas- CROMER'S, LORD, REPORT :
gow in a, 601.

YEAR'S PROGRESS IN EGYPT, 592.
CANNING, HARCOURT AND, 877.

DARIEL : ROMANCE of SURREY,
Canning, Mr, utterances of, in Spanish Chapters XII.-XV., 58—XVI.-XX., 192

war of 1823, 878—Sir William Har- -XXI.-XXIV., 367—XXV.-XXX., 514-
court's references to, at the Eighty XXXI.-XXXIV.,

668—XXXV.-XXXVIII.,
Club, 881.

772.
Celtic RENASCENCE, THE, 181.

D’ARTAGNAN, THE REAL MONSIEUR: "A
Celtic Renascence, M. Renan and the, GENTLEMAN OF FRANCE,759.

181— Matthew Arnold's connection D'Artagnan, M., the Mémoires' of,
with the, 182–Mr William Sharp and 759 — early career of, 761 — life in
the, 184-Ossian and the, ib.--erron- Paris of, 763-joins the Mousquet.
eous claims made by believers in the, aires, 765 – enters the service of

Cardinal Mazarin, 766 — secret em-
China, the encroachment of Russia on, bassies of, ib. et seq. - promotion of,

280—the partition of, 281—the con- by King Louis XIV., 769—command
cessions of, to Russia, 282—the war of the Mousquetaires bestowed on,
between Japan and, 284 — the true 770—death of, 771.
British policy regarding, 285 et seq.- Days, HALYCON, 37.
the expansion of English trade with, Devereux, Mrs Roy, The Ascent of
288-—the Christian Powers in, 289— Woman' by, reference to, 104 et seq.
the position of Germany in, 290—Li • Dilemma, The,' by Sir George Chesney,
Hung Chang and the Government of, notice of, 223.
293 --- railway-making in, 294 — hin- DISRAELI VINDICATED, 427.

drances to development in, 295. DOLL, THE BUSTED BLUE, 700.
CHINESE OYSTER, THE, 280.

Dollar, The Land of the,' by Mr G. W.
Chesney, Sir George, notice of “The Steevens, notice of, 471.
Dilemma' by, 223.

Domestic lighting, improvements in,
CHRONICLE, A SOLDIER'S, 45.

during the Queen's reign, 605.
Church, changes in the, during the DOUBTFUL ACQUISITION, A, 810.
Queen's reign, 617.

Dress, various fashions in, during the
CITY OF MANY WATERS, A, 485.

Queen's reign, 623.
CLOSE-TIME FOR TROUT IN SCOTLAND, EARLY VICTORIAN FICTION, 636. ;

EASTERN QUESTION IN THE TWELFTH
Close-time for trout, a, in England and CENTURY, THE: SALADIN AND KING

Wales, 870—in Ireland, 871-want of, RICHARD, 389.
in Scotland, ib. - recent legislation Education Bill, clauses of the, 449%
regarding, 872 et seq.

misrepresentations regarding the, 450
Comyn, account of Bruce's murder of,
by Sir T. Gray, 50.

Effect of Maritime Command on Land
CONCERNING BILLIARDS : GOSSIP ABOUT Campaigns since Waterloo' by Major

THE GAME AND ITS DEVOTEFS, 545. C. E. Callwell, notice of, 405.
Corn-growing, decrease of, in Britain, Egerton, Mrs Fred., “Life of Sir Geoffrey
621.

Phipps Hornby' by, notice of, 405.
Corps of Guides, the, formation of, 625 Egerton, Mrs George, 'Keynotes' by,

-equipment of, 626-early gallantry 405.
of, ib. et seq.-march of, from Pesha- EGYPT, ANOTHER YEAR'S PROGRESS IN :
war to Delhi, 628-services of, during LORD CROMER'S REPORT, 592.
the Mutiny, ib. et seq.-distinction of Egypt, Lord Cromer's report on the

Queen's Own ” conferred upon, 632 financial condition of, 592 et seq.-

---campaigns of, in Afghanistan, ib. railway traffic of, 593—the continued
Cotes, Mrs Everard,

The Story of British occupation of, 597.
Sonny Sahib' by, 225.

Eight Days' by Mr R. E. Forrest,
Cotton, Sir Arthur, report on the Goda. notice of, 223.

very district by, 856 - engineering Electricity, triumphs achieved by, during
works carried out by, 857 et seq.- the Queen's reign, 609.
success of the experiment of, 861– Elgiva, Queen, cruelties practised on,
testimony of, as to prevention of Indian

488.
famines, 868.

ELRICK Walks, 823.
Couch, Mr Quiller, ' The Splendid Spur' 'Engineering Works of the Godavari
by, 189.

Delta, the,' by G. T. Walch, noticed,
Cretan question, debates on the, in the
House of Commons, 736 et seq.

• En Route' by M. J. P. Huysmans,
Croly, Rev. George, the novels of, 647. notice of, 455.

A, 869.

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