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the nation much sooner than men who seek to enlist wild popular passions and delusions in their cause. What we should seek to reconstitute is not a party of agitation, which will only strengthen the hands of the Tories, but a party of government which may one day succeed them. It would be premature to enter into details. It would be invidious to canvass names, although there are names to which we cease not to look with confidence and hope of future greatness and power. But no superstructure can be attempted until we have secured a solid foundation—a foundation of concrete and not of sand —and in our judgment that foundation consists in those constitutional principles which are identified with the traditions of the Whig party.
No. CCLXXXV. will be published in July.
Bismarck, Prince, his policy to the Church of Rome, 368.
British Museum. See Libraries, Ancient and Modern.
Central Asia. See Eastern Toorkistan.
Church and State in Germany, review of works treating of, 360—the
relation in which the Church and State stood towards each other in
1815, 360—changes since then, 361-5—Church and State in Prussia,
365-policy in regard thereto of Frederic William III. and his suc-
cessors, 365-6—the Austrian Concordat, 367—the General Council
of 1869, 368—Count Bismarck friendly towards the Catholics until
the Franco-Prussian war, 368–70-grasping assumptions of the
Ultramontanes, 371-2-vigorously resisted by the Prussian Govern-
ment, 373–5–Dr. Falk's four church laws, 375–7—their arbitrary
and repressive nature, 378—the Royal Court for Ecclesiastical
Affairs, 379–80—Prince Bismarck's arrogant and dictatorial lan-
Coleridge, Sara, Memoir and Letters of, review of, 44–her parentage,
45–8–her early literary acquisitions and labours, 49—remin-
iscences of, by Sir Henry Taylor, 49–50—Wordsworth's poem
(“The Triad'), 50–1–her engagement to her cousin, Henry
Nelson Coleridge, 51—and subsequent marriage, 52-letters
addressed by her to him, 52–3–her 'Pretty Lessons' and
* Phantasmion,' 54-5-her letter on occasion of her father's death,
55-6-death of her husband, 56-letters to friends, 58-devotes
herself to the education of her son, 58—her literary labours and
theological studies, 59-64-death of her brother, Hartley Coleridge,
64-5-letters to Mr. De Vere, 66–7–her failing health and death,
Competitive Examinations, reports in relation to, 330—first tried as a
test of competency in candidates for the Indian Civil Service, 330-1
-objections to, overruled, 331-3—the competitive system not the
best possible one for recruiting the public service, 334-serious
reasons against it, 335–40 — remedy suggested, 340-51 — the
* cramming' system, 351-5-summary, 356–9.
Diplomatic Service, the, review of works relating to, 68-Lord
Clarendon's evidence on, before the Committee of 1870, 68-9,-the
Service open to criticisms and attacks, 69-70—Lord Cowley's
evidence, 71-career of Lord Stratford de Redcliffe, 71-2-change
made in the mode of appointments in 1855, 72-3-hardships of the
system of examination, 74-regulations drawn up by Lord Granville,
75—the cramming' system, 76–7—ameliorations suggested, 77-8
-Mr. Morier on the block’ in the Service, 80-4-advantages
and disadvantages of the various posts, 85–8—confidential reports,
Disraeli, Benjamin, Right Hon., M.P., review of his Inaugural Address
and Speeches delivered at Glasgow Nov. 1873, 271–Whig em-
barrassments causes of hopeful anticipations to Tories, 271–3–
change of political feeling in the working classes, 273-4-generic
difference between Toryism and Liberalism, 275-9-objects of the
Radical party, 279-80-Free Latour and Free Land—what is
meant by those who agitate for them, 281–3–leading topics in Mr.
Disraeli's Glasgow speech, 284-6-unreality in all Mr. Disraeli's
professions, 287–Tory prospects, 288. ,
Eastern Toorkistan, review of works treating of, 289—its various
names, 289, note-its geographical position, 290—its products, 291
-its rulers, 291–8—career of Yakoob Beg, ruler of Kashghur, 299–
316—assumes the title of Atalik Ghazee, or Protector and Champion
of the Faith, 303—his iron rule, 305-6—his independence of the
Chinese Government, 307–9—his relations with the Russian Empire,
309-12-efforts made by English travellers to promote friendly
feelings between him and the English rulers in India, 313-6-
principal exports and imports, 316-7-principal routes taken by
merchants and travellers, 319–25, and notes—prospects of Russian
commerce by water inter-communication with Central Asia, 325-6
—the Kirghiz, 323, 326–English trade with Central Asia via
Education Act, the, reports on, 213—necessity of legislation, 214-6-
defects of the old system, 216-7-what the Act mainly has in view,
218-20—the duties of School Boards, 221-4—their defects—224-5
-the London School Board, 225-6_effects of the Act upon the
Voluntary System, 227–36-school accommodation, 236–8-school
attendance, 239-40-compulsory attendance, 240–2-probable effect
of the new system upon the general education of the nation, 242-6.
Elliot, the fourth Sir Gilbert. See Minto, First Earl of.
Froude, J. A., review of his 'English in Ireland in the Eighteenth
"Century,' 468—its well-timed appearance, 468—state of Ireland
under its native Parliament, 469-70—the author's impartiality of
judgment, 470–1–Parliamentary corruption, 472-5-need of strong
government, 475-8-landlords and tenants, 479–80-absenteeism,
480—1—the Whiteboys, 482-4-disorganisation of society, 485-7--
Fitzgibbon, the Earl of Clare, 487—the Union, 488–90—the United
Irishmen, 491-6—the insurrection of 1798, 496–506.
Gladstone, W. E., Right Hon., his Address to the Electors of Green-
wich. See Whig Party, the.
Heer's Primeval Life in Switzerland,' review of, 151-general igno-
rance of Switzerland's Fauna and Flora, 151-2-a palæozoic survey
of the country, 152 et seq.-geological features of the Swiss Alps,
153-6-rare fossils in the neighbourhood of Schambelen, 156–8—
meaning of the term 'Jurassic,' 158—the Jurassic Sea, 159-63—
formations in Switzerland during the Eocene epoch, 163–8—and
during the Miocene epoch, 168–75-the Inter-glacial period, 175-7
-the Glacial epoch, 178–80.
Ireland. See Froude, J. A.
Libraries, Ancient and Modern, review of works treating of, 1-
scarcity of books in 1471, compared with their abundance in 1873,
1-2-Mr. Edwards' history of libraries, 2-3—the ancient period, 3-
9—the medieval period, 9-15--the modern period, 15 et seq.-the
Vatican Library, 19-23—the Imperial Library at Vienna, 23-4-
the National Library at Paris, 25-35—the Imperial Library at St.
Petersburg, 35–7-the Library of the British Museum, 37-43.
Lytton, Lord, review of his unfinished novel · The Parisians,' 383—its
great merits, 384—his long and successful literary career, 384-8—
history and purpose of “The Parisians,' 389–93—its leading cha-
racters, 393-400--Isaura Cicogna the crowning triumph of his
versatility of talent, 401-3—her letters, 403–7–Graham Vane,
Rameau, De Mauléon, and other actors in the story, 400–13—the
plot, 414-5-the author's skill in delineating shades of character,
Mill, John Stuart, review of Autobiography by, 91-his character,
habits, and vast intellectual strength, 91-2—his Autobiography com-
parable only to the Confessions' of St. Augustine and the Confes-
sions' of Rousseau, 92-3-his precocious boyhood, 93-6-severity
of his studies under his father, James Mill, 96-102—his father's
character and opinions, 103-5-John S. Mill obtains an appoint-
ment in the East India Service, 105-6-becomes connected with Mr.
Bentham and the Westminster Review,' 106-8—his share as a
writer therein, 108–10—change in his mode of thought and literary
pursuits, 110-15—John Austin, 116-7-Mill's - receptivity,' 117-9
-influence exerted over his thoughts and feelings by the lady whom
he marries, 119–25-her death, 125-6—his devotion to her me-
mory, 126-his position in the realm of letters as a writer on Logic,
Political Economy, and as a Parliamentary Orator, 126-9.
Minto, First Earl of, and the fourth Sir Gilbert Elliot, review of Life
and Correspondence of, 181-his ancestral seat, 181–his ancestors,
182-6-sent to France when a boy, and confided to the care of
David Hume, 186—had Mirabeau amongst his schoolfellows, 186–7,
and note-enters Parliament, 187—his political views and career,
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