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a subject with which his name was afterwards prominently associatedthe state of the Irish Church. In 1826, Mr. Stanley was returned for the borough of Preston, where his family has always possessed great influence, from the time when his great ancestor suffered there for his loyalty in the time of the Commonwealth. Soon after his election, upon the formation of the Canning-Goderich Ministry, he was appointed Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies. As the appointment involved the necessity of a new election, he again became a candidate for Preston He was defeated, and a seat was procured for him in the Royal borough of Windsor. He now entered heartily into the struggle to pass the Bill for Roman Catholic Emancipation, but in doing so he encountered or provoked the hostility of Daniel O'Connell, between whom and Lord Derby there were continual passages of arms. With the death of Mr. Canning, the official life of Mr. Stanley was brought for a time to a close. When, however, Earl Grey succeeded to office, he resumed his Ministerial life, and was appointed to the post of Chief Secretary for Ireland. His official exertions were not, however, limited to the affairs of Ireland. He was a constant debater in the exciting contests which took place after the introduction of the Reform Bill. Here his singular skill in debate, and his powers as an accomplished orator, were frequently evidenced. About the same time he succeeded in passing the Bill for National Education in Ireland. In 1833, he was prominent as the champion for the reform of the Irish Church, which he pressed to a successful issue. The powers of Mr. Stanley led to his elevation to the post of Chief Secretary for the Colonies, in which office he signalised his Administration by the passing of the Act for the Emancipation of the Slaves in our West Indian Colonies. He gave his assent to the measure for the reduction of the number of the Irish Bishops; but when the Government of Earl Grey showed an inclination to accept the motion of Mr. Ward for the partial disendowment of the Irish Church, Mr. Stanley at once resigned the office of Colonial Secretary. On the retirement of Earl Grey, in 1834, Mr. Stanley, though prepared to give an independent support to the Administration of Sir Robert Peel, declined to accept office under him. For seven years he remained in Opposition to the various Liberal Administrations which from time to time followed, and it was not until 1841, when Sir Robert Peel was again called upon to form a Ministry, that Mr., now, by the death of his grandfather, Lord Stanley resumed his official duties as Secretary of State for the Colonies. In 1844, he was raised to the Peerage by the title of Lord Stanley of Bickerstaffe. When, however, in the course of the next year, Sir Robert Peel decided upon a change of policy with reference to the Corn Laws, and introduced his Bill for the repeal of the differential duties on foreign corn, Lord Stanley retired from the Cabinet, and offered his determined opposition to this measure. The fall of Sir Robert Peel's Administration, soon after, was followed by the formation of a new Ministry, under the direction of Lord John Russell. In 1851, the Prime Minister tendered his resignation. In June of the same year, by the death of his father, Lord Stanley succeeded to the family title, and became Earl of Derby. As he declined to assume the responsibility of forming an Administration upon the resignation of Lord John Russell, this resignation was recalled, and for some months longer the Whig Administration remained in power. In 1852, upon the second resignation of Lord John Russell, Lord Derby formed an Administration, with Mr. Disraeli as Chancellor of the Exchequer. In December of the same year he resigned office, and was succeeded by Lord Aberdeen. The dissatisfaction felt by the country at the irresolute conduct of the Government, which was the main cause of the Crimean War, and at the mismanagement of the war itself, led to the retirement of Lord Aberdeen and to the return of Earl Derby to office in 1858. One of the first measures which was introduced by the new Government was a Reform Bill. This measure was defeated in the House of Commons on the second reading of the Bill by a majority of 39. Lord Derby appealed to the country, and the result was favourable to the Conservative Administration; not, however, so favourable as to secure a majority in the Lower House of Parliament. Having been defeated in the month of June, the resignation of the Ministry immediately followed. The fall of the Administration of Earl Russell, in 1866, again led the Queen to summon Lord Derby to her counsels, and he lost no time in forming his third Cabinet. By this Ministry, the Reform agitated for by Farl Russell, but which he had failed to carry through, was undertaken and brought to a successful conclusion. The passing of this Bill led to the dissolution of Parliament, and with it ended the Ministerial life of Lord Derby; for, though still nominally Prime Minister, the reiterated attacks of the gout prevented his taking any very active share in the affairs of Government. In February, 1868, at the assembling of the new Parliament, he was still Chief Minister of the Crown, but at the end of that month continued ill-health compelled him to place his resignation in the hands of the Queen; and Mr. Disraeli was called upon to occupy the vacant post. From that time Lord Derby rarely appeared in the House of Lords, with the exception of the short period when the Bill for the Disestablishment of the Irish Church was under discussion; when, surmounting by the vigour of his will the depressing effects of disease, he for the last time electrified the House by his noble oratory. During a life of wonderful activity, Lord Derby found solace from the cares of office by indulging his literary tastes. His first work was a little volume on the Parables, addressed to children, and written in the form of dialogues. This volume is on the list of the S.P.C.K. His last work was a translation of the "Iliad" into blank

verse, which has already reached seven editions. The proceeds of the sale have been devoted by Lord Derby to the foundation of a scholarship at Wellington College. On the death of the Duke of Wellington in 1852, Lord Derby was unanimously elected Chancellor of the University of Oxford, and on the retirement of his second Administration he was made Knight of the Garter. In 1825 Lord Derby married the Hon. Emma Caroline Wilbraham, second daughter of the first Lord Skelmersdale, and leaves behind him two sons, Lord Stanley, the member for King's Lynn, and Frederick Arthur, member for Preston, and one daughter, Emma Charlotte, married, in 1860, to Colonel Talbot. By the death of this lamented nobleman a Garter is at the disposal of Mr. Gladstone; the Chancellorship of the University of Oxford is vacant, as is a seat at King's Lynn, for which Lord Claud John Hamilton is the Conservative candidate.

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One of the most curious and interesting ancient English Chasubles that exists belongs to an old R.C. family of the name of Davey at Dorchester, Oxfordshire. Though it has been clipped and cut, most of the embroidery is perfect. On the back is a crucifix most devotionally depicted with winged angels in albs holding chalices to receive the Precious Blood.

The progress of decay, which has already been noteworthy in the Munich glass pictures-we cannot say stained glass-in the Cathedral at Glasgow, continues, as we are informed, in a manner which is unfortu nate for all concerned. Neither money nor trouble was spared in this country in procuring these elaborate, very costly, very unsuitable, and perishable transparencies.

The Jesuit, Bernardino Stefonio, was one of the most distinguished of the dramatic writers of the Society of Jesus. He wrote a comedy in Macaronic Latin, called "Maccaronis Sforza," but he ordered it (when he was dying) to be burnt, as being of too gaya character to survive him. It did, however, survive, and is about to be published under the editorship of M. Edélesland du Mérel. Only fifty copies will be printed, and at the low price of 6 francs each!

corridor of the North Court, a series of admirable reproductions, by the At the South Kensington Museum may now be seen, in the eastern electrotype process of Messrs. Franchi and Son, from the famous plate at Countess Delawarr, and comprise a candelabrum; two magnificent tables, Knole, Kent. These works have been thus copied by permission of the and ebony; a charmingly designed chandelier, and irons, vases, mirrorone of which is entirely of silver, the other composed of that metal frames, some of which show extraordinary beauty in design and execu tion; sconces, dishes of varied forms and services, and bowls.

By the statement of the Central Jury of the Netherland Exhibition, just published, we find that there are 1,317 awards. The diplomes d'honneur have been distributed somewhat proportionately to the number of exhibitors from each country, France receiving 19, Great Britain 14, Belgium 13, North Germany 6, and Austria 4, out of a total of 68. This is not the case with regard to the gold medals, of which there are altogether 142; for France takes 49, Belgium receives 32, Austria 19, North Germany 15, whilst the United Kingdom has but 9; and of these only 5 are awarded in respect of actual manufactures exhibited, the remaining 4 being of a public character. Our manufacturers cannot be congratulated upon this result; and some explanation is due, for the articles shown from this country came more strictly within the programme of the exhibition than did those in most of the other foreign departments. Peru has been disturbed by a prediction that the conjunction of sun and moon at a given date last month would occasion awful destruction by tidal waves and earthquakes. We had a similar prediction here at the beginning of this month, omitting the earthquakes. But in Peru the shocks came before their time, and Arica and Inquique, not yet recovered from the disasters of last year, again suffered severely. The inhabitants fled to the hills; where the shore was precipitous huge masses toppled over into the sea, and the sea was agitated in a way which betokened an outburst from a submarine volcano a few miles from shore. The island of St. Thomas and places on the eastern coast have also been sh ken, all of which confirms the statement made by Professor Phillips, of Oxford, in his book on Vesuvius, that the earth is now passing through one of its periods of great volcanic activity.

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At a Meeting, on Friday, of the Committee nominated at the British Hotel, Cockspur-street, on Wednesday, present, among others, the Dean of St. Paul's, the Archdeacon of Taunton, Mr. Fowler, M.P., the Revs. C. W. Page and J. W. Buckley, it was resolved to solicit signa ures to the following memorial to Her Majesty:

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I-That it is generally reported and believed, that your Majesty has been advised to recommend the Rev. Frederick Temple, D.D., to be elected to the vacant See of Exeter.

II-That the said Dr. Temple is the author of the first of the essays in a volume entitled "Es ays and Reviews."

III. That on the 12th of February, 1861, the Archbishop of Canterbury, in reply to an address presented by some of the Clergy to his Grace, and laid by him before his Episcopal brethren, used the following words:-"We cannot understand how these opinions cau be held consistently with an honest subscription to the Formularies of our Church, with many of the fundamental doctrines of which they appear to us essentially at variance." To the declaration contained in these words were appended the signatures of the Archbishops of both Provinces, and those of twentyfour Bishops.

IV-That as it appears from the Chronicle of Conrocation the Upper House on June 22, 1864, passed the following resolution:-" That this Synod having appointed Committees of the Upper and Lower Houses, to examine and report upon the volume entitled, Essays and Reviews, and the said Committee having Beverally reported thereon, do thereby synodically condemn the said volume as containing teaching contrary to the doctrine received by this United Church of England and Ireland, in common with the whole Catholic Church of Christ."

The foregoing resolution having been sent to the Lower House, that House on June 24, 1864, resolved:"That this House respectfully and heartily tenders its thanks to his race the President and the Bishops of the Upper Huse, for their care in defence of the faith, and that this House does thankfully accept and concur in the condemnation of the book by the Upper House, to which their concurrence has been invited by the Upper House."

V.-That Dr. Temple has never, so far as we are aware, withdrawn from his connection with the said volume of "Essays and Reviews," nor publicly expressed his dissent from any of the doctrines contained therein, but, on the contrary, has permitted his essay to be reprinted in several editions of the said volume, thereby g.ving to the whole of its contents the support and influence of his name as one of the contributors.

VL-That under the circumstances we believe that the appointment of the said Dr. Temple to the See of Exeter would occasion grievous scandal and distress to the great body of the Clergy and Laity of the Church; and would be injurious to the highest interests of the Diocese of Exeter, and of the whole Church.

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No. 3.-Vol. I.




WEDNESDAY, Nov. 3, 1869.

As regards the late Lord Derby's successor in the Chancellorship of Oxford University, Intrigue, in lawn sleeves and a black satin petticoat-to Intrigue's deep disgrace-was painfully active several days before his lordship's death. And long before the family vault received his honoured remains, Intrigue in other habiliments, neither so beautiful in themselves nor so becoming to the wearer, was hard at work in endeavouring to promote discord in the Conservative party. For the present the Liberals appear secure enough in their tenure of office, but, as Mr. Gladstone pretty plainly notices, there are dangerous breakers ahead; and, therefore, if but his political opponents can be induced to take such steps as may bring about fresh weakness in their ranks, such a policy on their part will present many charms for him. It has been this motive which has so often induced the Liberal papers to be so inquisitive and curious regarding the position which Lord Stanley, now the Earl of Derby, is likely to occupy. They are most anxious to know where they may be likely to find him. Of course they would greatly desire that he should be found ranged on their own side, or that, at all events, he should be in a position to create a third party-the existence of which they clearly see could only tend most surely to weaken the Tories in the House of Peers. That he will at

any time seek to depose Mr. Disraeli, who, through evil report and good report, has done so much for the Conservatives, is utterly improbable.

But there are other dangers, and from other quarters. It will have been noted that a little mob of eccentric persons— undeterred by the death, burial, and failure of the Peelite sect-are trying to play over again a game which has never been successful. Watchers and observers of current events know who they are, and note what they are doing. They think to hold the balance at future crises, and to wield a power out of all proportion to their numbers. But the policy is dangerous and cannot succeed. They may weaken the Tories proper, but they will never attain any great strength for themselves. Their names are not altogether unknown at the E.C.U. office, where they beg the thoughts and do the bidding of other people. Fear and dislike of Mr. Disraeli seem to be two of their leading notions.

such effort.

As regards Lord Salisbury, of course a strong effort will be made by several sections of politicians to push him to the forefront. If we may judge by the current number of the Quarterly Review he himself may not be indisposed to join in For the whole burden of the whine political there printed is that if Lord Salisbury had been leader of the party instead of Lord Derby and Mr. Disraeli, its present position would have been better than it is. Of course it is easy enough to make charges and complaints like these, with plenty of buts" and "ifs" interlarded, but their value is small and their importance inconsiderable.


The conduct of many of the Conservatives towards Mr. Disraeli, and especially the attitude of the Saturday Review, have simply been a disgrace to their order, as men are gradually finding out.

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If the rank and file, however, are true to their principles, generous in their allegiance, honourable in their bearing, and devoted to their chief, the Intriguers, who are busy with their tongues and pens, busy on all sides, with the activity of the ant and the vigour of the wasp, Faction may be defeated and Intrigue exposed.

For our ourselves we cannot believe that any serious attempt is being made to dethrone Mr. Disraeli. If it be, only new divisions will be created, and failure stare us in the face.

The hyper-fantastic folly of the Quarterly, does not deserve. serious attention. When its author's name is known a key to its meaning is at once furnished. We are quite willing to give Lord Salisbury his due meed of praise. He is no doubt all that the Liberal papers represent him to be. To lead' however, he must first serve; to rule well he must have learnt to His laudable obey. His turn will come all in good time. ambition can be perfectly satisfied hereafter. At present Mr. Disraeli-no experimentalist, but a veteran statesman-grasps the reins, and nineteen-twentieths of the party, remembering his services during the past thirty years, do not at present feel disposed to cashier the greatest and most consistent political leader of this century for a young nobleman whose abilities, however great, will become all the more notable and all the better appreciated when he prepares himself to govern in the future by practising a generous and proper obedience now. In the light of these facts, therefore, we watch, and shall continue to chronicle the progress of Intrigue.


ALL those who are neither partizans nor the dupes of party leaders, must be appalled by the rapid progress of demoralization which has taken place of late in the Church of England. Men of old, who were far-sighted, like Richard Froude, had prophesied that it would come; but few imagined how soon all principle would be totally and utterly repudiated and scattered to the winds by so many high in authority and influence in the National Church. And now that the ugly sight is before our very eyes, many amongst us, calling evil good, and good evil, turn away from contemplating it, and hang upon the lips of the prophets of disruption and destruction, who wildly go about promising their followers an ecclesiastical Utopia, rather than face the fact.

Wherever we turn, we look in vain for the existence of any principle for which men are prepared to suffer. High-sounding threats and effeminate bombast are to be had in abundance, both in the leading articles of the High Church Radical press, as well as in the explosive speeches of their hired orators. But with such action begins and ends. These men are impotent and inactive because they act on no principle whatsoever. The vulgarest hand-to-mouth policy is all that is ever recommended, and expediency, the guide of the blind who lead the blind, the motive power of their deeds.

Our remarks naturally flow from the appointment of Dr. Temple to Exeter by Mr. Gladstone. The Premier's nomination is explicable only on one assumption, and on one assumption only, viz., that it is done in order deliberately to weaken

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