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him and his sister Hannah More (Lady Trevelyan, mother of his
biographer), 555—he is noticed by the Marquis of Lansdowne, who
offers him the borough of Calne, 557-excitement of the House at his
speech on the Reform Bill on March 2nd, 1831, 558—his new
social relations, especially with Holland House, where he meets
Talleyrand, 559—his description of the host and hostess, 560—sits
for Leeds, and is appointed to the Supreme Council at Calcutta as
its legislative member, 562—his return to England, 565-makes a
tour in Italy, 565-letter from Mr. Gladstone, 566 – sits for Edin-
burgh, 567—begins his History of England, 568—supports Lord
Palmerston, 568—participates in social breakfasts, and regularly
attends the dinners at The Club,' 569—his strong memory, 570–
unfriendly review of his History in the Quarterly Review, 572–
his sudden illness, 573—immense sale of his History, 577-his
gradual decline and death, 580.
Mac Donald, Mr. G., 336. See Scotch Novels.
Mayo, Earl of, review of Mr. Hunter's Life of, 387—his character as
an Indian administrator, 388 et seqq.his experience in the Irish
Secretariat, 388-previous Viceroys of India, 389—proper position
and functions of an Indian Viceroy, 393—Lord Lawrence's view
thereon,'395—his exertions to maintain due authority, 396_imposing
appearance of Lord Mayo, 397—he adopts the policy and foreign
administration of his predecessor, 399—his reply to the chiefs of
Rajpootana, 403—the subject of Indian Finance, 404–the income-
tax and the salt duties, 409_his reductions in the military expendi-
ture, 410—his interest in agricultural improvements, 412—his plans
for irrigation and railway extensions, 414—his method of finding
ways and means to meet local requirements, 416.
Oliphant, Mrs., 323. See Scotch Novels.
Railways—their profits and losses, review of works treating of, 352–
results of Watt's discovery of the mechanical uses and appliances of
steam, 352—more especially as regards railways, 355-speedy
travelling, 356— Captain Tyler's General Report, 358—passenger
and merchandise traffic on our railways, 358-canal and coasting
traffic, 361-carriage of minerals on railways, 361–total receipts
from the working of railways of the United Kingdom, 362– statisti-
cal returns as to passenger traffic, 362-weights of carriages, 365—is
the mineral traffic a loss or a gain? 367—relative cost of fast and
slow traffic, 371–M. de Franqueville's report on the system of public
works in England, 374—relative cost of locomotive and stationary
power, 376—Stephenson and Brunel, 377—the rapid increase in
weight and stoutness of engines, carriages, and rails, 378—considera-
tions offered for promoting economy and ensuring increased profits,
380—the French railways, 383—conclusion, 384.
Scotch Novels, recent, review of, 317—the Scotch character, 317—the
Waverley Novels, 320—Sir Walter Scott, 320—Lockhart, Wilson,
and Galt, 321-Mrs. Oliphant and her novels, 323 et seqq-her
Mrs. Margaret Maitland,' 323–her · Merkland,' and 'Harry Muir,'
327_her Katie Stewart,' 330_her Minister's Wife,' 331-her
· Valentine: and his Brother,' 334_Mr. George Mac Donald's works,
336 et seqq.-his ‘David Elginbrod,'336—his • Alec Forbes of How-
glen,' 339_his Robert Falconer,' 344—his Malcolm,' 347-Mr.
W. Black's novels, 349 et seqq.-—his Princess of Thule,' 350-his
"Daughter of Heth,' 350.
Scotland, secondary education in, review of books treating of, 511-
Reports of the Royal Commissioners, 512—sang schools,' 514-
burgh or grammar schools, 514-schools attached to monasteries, 515
-educational condition of Scotland at the Reformation, 517—the
Grammar School of Perth, 518--classics not sufficiently studied
thereat, 521—the Ayr Academy, 523- the University of Glasgow,
525—the Aberdeen Grammar School, 526—the Dick Bequest, 528
-poverty of the secondary schools, 532—mode of obtaining increased
salaries for their masters, 535—'wasted endowments' might be so
applied, 538-income of Heriot's Hospital, 539_Professor Sellar's
Address, 541—-suggestions by the Rev. John Stark, 542.
Stair, Earls of, review of Mr. Mackay's work on, and other works, 1
-Mr. Graham's work, 3-Mr. Story's, 3-education and early
career of the first Earl of Stair, 4–signs the Declaration in 1662,
but refuses to sign the Test in 1681, 7-his dismissal by James II.
and retirement to Holland, 8—accompanies the Prince of Orange to
England in 1688, 8-and is re-appointed President of the Court of
Session, 9-his son, Sir John Dalrymple, 10—is imprisoned in the
castle of Edinburgh, 11-is made Lord Advocate, 12–disgust of
the Presbyterians at his accession to office, 14-important services
rendered by him to William III, in establishing Presbyterianism in
Scotland, 16—the massacre of Glencoe, 20_how far Sir John Dal-
rymple was implicated in it, 21-dismissed from office by the King,
24_-special letters of. remission, 24–Lord. Macaulay's view of his
guilt, 25-assists in the Treaty of Union of England and Scotland
in the reign of Queen Anne, 27-Mr. Mackay's strictures on parts
of Lord Macaulay's history, 28—the Earl of Stair as an author, 32
-superior to his son in legal acquirements, but not so great or so
remarkable a man, 33.
Suez Canal, the, review of books treating of, 250—probable motives
leading to the purchase of the Khedive's shares therein, 251—mode
of the purchase, 251—its precipitancy, 253—Parliament should have
been called together, 253—iinpolicy of Government holding shares
in any joint-stock company or commercial enterprise, especially a
foreign one, 254–signal service rendered to the French shareholders
by the purchase, 256-how the shares therein were distributed on
July 1st, 1875, 257-leading features in the original Act of Conces-
sion of the Suez Canal, 258-cost of its construction down to the
end of 1874, 259—the consolidation of interest,' 259 note-ruinous
terms enforced on the Khedive, 260-annual charges on the Com-
pany for 1874, 261—the statutes of the Company, 262——as to the
division of profits, 263—as to the management, 264-amount of
shipping using the Canal, and the flags under which they sailed, 265
note~enormous expense of keeping the Canal in a working state,
265—the system of measuring a ship's tonnage, 266—high hand
with which M. de Lesseps carried out his views, 268_our newly-
purchased shares give us very small voice in the management, 269—
and an uncertain hold on the Khedive, 270—the political advantages
gained by the purchase of small account, 272—what use could we
make of the Canal in time of war? 277.
Telegraphs, Post-Office, review of Reports treating of, 177—necessity of
inquiry into the Government system of purchasing and working the
telegraphs, 177—the Act of 1868, 178—recklessness in the conduct
of the negotiations for purchase of Telegraphs by Government, 180
-untrustworthy estimates of working expenses and profits, 181—the
Post-Office scandal of 1873, 182_inaccuracy of the Telegraph
accounts, 183—-suggestions of the Committee of Inquiry, 185—unfair
concession made to the Newspaper Press, 186-Mr. Weaver and his
Thirlwall, Connop, D.D., Bishop of St. David's, review of his · Charges,
1842 to 1872, 281-his early life, 283_his career at Cambridge, 286.
-his translation of the Introduction to Schleiermacher's St. Luke,"
287—his views on Inspiration of the Scriptures, 290—his connexion
with Mr. John Stuart Mill, 291—his translation of Niebuhr's History
of Rome,'292_his ‘History of Greece,' 294_his theological labours,
298—his preferment to the Bishopric of St. David's, 300—his Epis
copal Charges, 301-his views respecting the Tractarian party, 305
-on the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, 306—the Public Worship
Bill, 307—Ritualism, 307—the Gorham controversy, 309—the Atha-
nasian Creed, 310—his action with regard to 'Essays and Reviews,
Dr. Williams, and Bishop Colenso, 311-'Supernatural Religion
wrongly attributed to his pen, 315—his views on the Broad Church,
the High Church, and the Low Church, 315.
Wagner Richard, Herr, and the modern theory of music, review of
books treating of, 141—music now almost more a science than an
art, 143—Herr Wagner formerly depreciated, 143—Ritter's lectures
on the 'History of Music,' 146—Gluck the direct precursor of Wag-
ner, 147—what Wagner essays to represent, 149_his ideal theory as
worked out in his 'Tannhäuser,''Lohengrin,' and 'Tristan und Isolde,'
154—his contempt for rhythm, 158—sketch of his Tristan und
• Isolde,' 160—his libretto mere doggerel, 163—his projected opera
Der Ring des Nibelungen,' 165—his mannerism and trick, 166
-Beethoven and his detractors, 169—his symphonies, 171-his
superiority as a composer to Wagner, 175.
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