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LONDON:
CHAPMAN AND HALL, LIMITED,
11, HENRIETTA STREET, Covent GARDEN, W.C.

1884.

[The Right of Translation is reserved.]

LOX DON :

FRISTED BY J. S. VIRTUE ASD CO., LIMITED,

CITY ROAD

CONTENTS.

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PAOB
ARNOLD, Arthur, M.P. Parliamentary Reform

30
ARTISAN, A London .

Social Reforms for the London Poor. 21
BERT, Paul .
The Religious Question in France

781
BLACKLEY, The Rev. Canon
William Lewery

The Juggernaut of Poor Men’s Provi.
dence

537
BRADY, W. Maziere .

A Plea for an Anglo-Roman Alliance 453
BROADHURST, Henry, M.P. The Enfranchisement of Urban Lease.
holders.

314
BRODRICK, The Hon. W. St.
John, M.P. .
The Bursting of the Bubble

754
BURNABY, Fred., Colonel Possibilities of Ballooning

668
BUTCHER, Prof. S. H.
Sophocles

794
CAMPBELL, R.

Lord Ripon's Indian Land Legislation . 625
COLANI, T.
The Anglo-French Alliance.

163
COLLINGS, Jesse, M.P.
Occupying Ownership

256
CONDER, C. R., Capt., R.E.. The Guide of Islam

267
CONSERVATIVE, A Manchester The Lords and the Reform Bill

683
CORBET, W. J., M.P.
Is Insanity on the Increase

482
COURTNEY, W. L..
Recasting the Oxford Schools

675
DILLON, William
Assassination and Dynamite

510
Es TT, T. H. S.
Mr. Hayward

414
FARRAR, Frederic W., Arch-
deacon .
Frederick Denison Maurice

463
G.
England's Foreign Policy

705
GANEM, H.
Europe's Stake in the Soudan

645
GORST, J. E., Q.C., M.P. The Kingdom of the Nizam.

522
GOSSE, Edmund W. .
Equestrian Sculpture for London

531
GREGORY, Augusta, Lady Glimpses of the Soudan .

377
GREIG, David, Rey.

The Speculative Basis of Modern Un-
belief

655
GRIFFIN, Sir Lepel, K.C.S.I. . A Visit to Philistia

50
The Harvest of Democracy

387
HERBERT, Auberon, Hon. A Politician in sight of Haven

354
St. Leger, C.M.G. . Our Colonial Policy

241
JEBB, Prof. R. C. .
Old Comedy on a New Stage

89
Homeric Troy

433
KEBBEL, T. E..
Two Biographies

99
The Tory Party under Wyndham and
Bolingbroke,

49

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LABOUCHERE, H., M.P..
Radicals and Whigs

208

LAING, S., M.P.

Rational Radicalism

75

LAW, E. F. G.

International Rivalries in Central Africa 819

LILLY, W. S.

Life and Death . .

118

LUBBOCK, Sir John, M.P. Liberal versus Conservative Finance'. 143

LYTTON, Earl of
.. Le Style C'Est L'Homme

712
MacCOLL, Malcolm, The Rey. Russia Revisited

: 593
MYERS, Frederic W. H. • Personal Recollections of Leopold, Duke
of Albany ·

611

O'BRIEN, R. Barry.

Mr. Goldwin Smith: Present and Past. 202

PLOWDEN, Trevor Chichele Turkish Arabia .

190
SENDALL, Walter J. .
Charles Stuart Calverley

736
SMITH, Goldwin
The Fallacy of Irish History

37

STATHAM, H. H.

Mozart.

226

STEPHEN, Sir J. F.

Blasphemy and Blasphemous Libel 289

SWINBURNE, A. C.
Post Mortem

65

TORY, An English

Job and His Comforters : Elihu's Parable 319

Joseph and his Brethren: An Eastern

Apologue with a Western Moral 812
TRAILL, H. D..
Six Sonnets of Contrast .

385
WARR, Earl De La
Some Educational Errors

637
WEDMORE, Frederick.

Hablot Browne and Book-Illustration. 67

WILLERT, P. F.

Machiavelli

328

WINGFIELD, Lewis, Hon. Realism behind the Footlights.

472

WILSON, A. J..

A World in Pawn, I.

402

11.

724

Diana of the Crossways

763

Mr. Hayward: Postcripta

549

The Radical Programme, V.-Free Schools

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VI.-Religious Equality

569

Home and Foreign Affairs

138, 278, 426, 557, 693, 829

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THE

FORTNIGHTLY REVIEW.

No. CCV. New SERIES.—JANUARY 1, 1884.

THE RADICAL PROGRAMME.

V.-FREE SCHOOLS.

THERE is a manifest reluctance to renew the education controversy. The struggle of 1870-76 was lacerating and exhausting, and repose was welcome on almost any terms. But the result was a compromise, which left in our school system elements of partiality, injustice, and inefficiency. The final honours of the contest remained with the reactionary party ; but it was a truce and not a peace which was concluded, and the Liberal party expressly reserved its right to reopen the question when a favourable opportunity should offer. Twelve years have gone by since Mr. Forster's Act was passed ; much laborious work has been done ; a large field has been planted ; a vast array of figures have accuinulated, representing, without doubt, a great advance and supplying a primâ facie answer to any attempt to disturb the basis on which the system rests. But although the statistics in the Blue Book stand for much, and especially prove how criminally neglectful the nation had previously been, it is not improper to ask whether they are not showy in a great degree, and whether they do not conceal a large amount of friction, extravagance, and waste of power, which might easily be removed or reduced. Granting that the results are in a great measure tangible, are they not obtained at a disproportionate cost ? Is the system economical in the true sense, that the best product is obtained with the least necessary outlay and effort ? If it can be shown that it fails in the two essentials of economy and efficiency, the nation will not refuse to look the question fairly in the face, or will not be satisfied short of obtaining a thorough rather than an ostentatious system of education. Here is another reason why the existing arrangements will soon have to be reconsidered. Those who bear the brunt and burden of the compulsory school law,are threatened with a fresh turn of the screw. The school boards are at a deadlock about fees, and some of them are asking for summary powers to enforce payment of them. At the same time the chiefs of the

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