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LONDON: W. H. ALLEN & CO., 13 WATERLOO PLACE. S.W.

LONDON:
FRINTED BY W. H. ALLEN & co., 13 WATERLOO PLACE,

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ADAMS, Rev. Coker
Lord Macaulay and Madame D'Ar-

461
ALBERTI, Conrad

The Writings of Gustav Freytag 80
AUSTIN, Alfred .

On the Killing of the Chimæra 395
Mr. Matthew Arnold on the Loves
of the Poets.

768

BADEN - POWELL, George,

C.M.G., M.P.

Practical Tory Administration 565

BANFIELD, Frank

The Eruptive Force of Modern Fana-
ticism

268

BLAZE DE BURY, Madame The New Electorate in France and

the Men of the Third Republic 219

COURTHOPE, W.J..

Keats' Place in English Poetry

11

CRIPPS, C. A.

Competition and Free Trade

341

EBRINGTON, Viscount, M.P.. Parliamentary Procedure

125
The Prospects of Fair Trade .

831
- EGERTON, Hugh E.
Two Views of the Novelist

607
EVERSHED, Henry .
The Truth about Allotments

25

FARQUHARSON, H.R., M.P. Cobden's Dream

70

FLORIS, Chas. L.

Comfort and Safety in London
Theatres.

313
FOTHERGILL, J. M., M.D. Effects of Town Life upon the
Human Body

166
FULLER, Rev. Morris, M.A. Rise and Progress of the Poor-Law

System in relation to the Church 685
GREGORY, Canon

Extension of the Episcopate. 799

GRESWELL, William

Our First Amphictyonic Council. 251

HARRIS, William J.

Decay of British Agriculture . 297

A Reply to Lord Randolph Churchill 441
HEATON, J. Henniker, M.P.. The Centenary of Australia

857
HOLLOWAY, George, M.P. An Easy Solution of the Irish Land
Purchase Question

515
How to Revive British Industries
without Taxing Food.

779
HUXLEY, Leonard
St. Luke's Summer .

267
KAUFMANN, Rev. M.

Latest Phase of French Socialism 355

KEBBEL, T. E..

Tory Foreign Policy Sixty Years

Ago

326

LAYARD, Florence

What Women Write and Read 376

LEG., T. W., M.P.

Personal Experiences of Bulgaria. 626

LYMINGTON, Viscount, M.P.. Richard Jefferies, and the Open Air 242

MAGNUS, Lady.

Charity in Talmudic Times

701

MALLOCK, W. H.

“Go Ye and Teach."

478

MANNERS, Lady John

Are Rich Landowners Idle ?

836

MAVOR, James.

The Trade Malaise and its Causes 637
MORGAN, E. Strachan
Rome and Malaria

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READE, Amos
SHAND, Alexander Innes
SHORE, Lieut. H. N., R.N.
SMITH, Prof. Goldwin.
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Correspondence

139, 289, 429, 582, 722, 871
Lord Salisbury's Foreign Policy. By “ Q.

591
Politics at Home and Abroad .

133, 281, 422, 575, 716, 866

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Slipshod English. By I. G. S.

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The Protectionist Fallacy. By A LIBERAL UNIONIST

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THE

NATIONAL REVIEW.

No. 55.-SEPTEMBER, 1887.

MR. GLADSTONE'S CONCESSIONS.

THERE can be no doubt that Mr. Gladstone's so-called concessions have operated to the advantage of his party in recent bye-elections; and candidates fighting under his standard have made especial use of what he is supposed to have conceded with regard to the retention of Irish members at Westminster. Sir George Trevelyan presents the most striking illustration of the effect produced by these concessions. So completely have they captivated him, that he has lost all patience with other Liberal Unionists who refuse to join him in his renewal of allegiance to Mr. Gladstone, and heaps reproaches on his former associates. They must (he says) be Tory Unionists, and only poor Tory Unionists into the bargain; traitors to the sacred cause of Liberalism, and contumacious rebels against the divine right of the Liberal party to rule the country. Moreover, they are wilfully ignoring or misrepresenting Mr. Gladstone's explicit declarations. That a statesman “with such a past” as the late Prime Minister should have been rebuffed when holding out the hand of friendship to effect a reunion of the Liberal party, fills Sir George with humiliation and indignation. And he is amazed that any Liberal Unionist leader should hesitate to enter into conference with a politician so simple and straightforward, so plain-spoken and invariably lucid in his meaning as Mr. Gladstone. A few reflections, therefore, on the real extent and value of these concessions, which have entranced Sir George, may be offered by a Liberal Unionist, to whom even the disruption of the Liberal Party appears to be a light calamity, when weighed in the balance with the disruption of the United Kingdom.

There were four main points in Mr. Gladstone's Irish policy of last year, about which division arose in the Liberal ranks. They were (i.) the employment of British credit for buying out Irish landlords, and the consequent liabilities imposed on British taxVOL. X.

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