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No law compel, that has a thousand shapes,
And yet no definite one to seize and hold, -
That somewhat that is noisy, vulgar, low,
Has no high aims, no lofty purposes,
That clamours loudly, and then sneaks away,
That brags, and blusters, and pretends, and brays
And bows before its God—the God of gain,
Excluding from its thoughts the gain of God.

This is your People with its voice of God!
A seething, heedless, hurrying crowd, of whom
Each one decries the virtues of the mass,
Each secretly despises it and scorns
Its foolish judgments. Yot unto this vague
Unbodied somewhat, each bows down and says,
As you say, “ 'Tis the power we must obey,
For 'tis the voice of God—the People's voice.”

So in this turbulent cauldron of the world
Stirred up by strife, ambition, lust of wealth
And lust of power, with lack of principle,
What rises to the top? Its bottom dregs.
That Virtue, Honour, high Integrity,
Which once informed us has been sapped and drained
By Greed and Luxury Material Gods
We worship now: all others are but dreams.
Mere sounding names and phrases for effect.
Something to talk about, not act upon.
What we can see, taste, handle, purchase, sell,
Alone is real. Oh! of course we have
Our church, religion, prayer-book, principles,
For Sunday wear, when all the 'shops are shut;
But in our work-day world all that pretence
We lay aside—'tis not for daily use.
Ours is the real world of men and things,
Of speculation, business, banking, trade-
Not the ideal world. Ah! that, indeed,
Is good for women, poets, parsons, girls,
To write and sing and talk and preach about;
But who would carry that into tho mart
Must be a fool or madman-perhaps both.

I hear you sneer,

" Aristocrat." Ah! well,
It harms me not, for, to confess the truth.
I do believe in Aristocracy,
You in Democracy. But, let us see,
What mean these words what is Democracy'
Simply the plan that power, rule, government,
Shuuld on the Demos only be conferred.
And what the plan of Aristocracy?
Why, only that this self-same power should be
Confided to and exercised by whom?

Simply the best, the Aplotou! So, you see,
I'm for tho ruling of the best, and you
The ruling of tho mass, the crowd, the mob.

Ahl from that hurrying, jostling, noisy world,
With all its clamorous colfishness and strife,
Its low mean passions and coarse: rivalries,
Its base hypocrisies and lying craft,
Hov gladly even the worldliest of the crowd
At times would shake the dust from off his feet
And Aling hiniself on Nature's breast to feel
Tho sweetness of her cilent colitudes !
There, far from men, forgetful of the world,
In perfcct pcaca, vhat joy it is to lie
Stretched out boncath como broad and shadowy tree
And let the spirit wander as it will
Into the realm of dreams! Now gazing up
To watch the great white continents of clouds
Sail slowly drifting through the azure gulfs
Of the unfathomcd sky; now with shut eyes
Listening tho cock's faint crow from far-off farms ;
Oi, acarer, the swcoc jargoning of birds
In the green branchcu hid, -while, fresh and pure
And fragrant with the breath of flowers, the breeze
Comc3 stealing o'er the fields to fan the brow,
Or, sifting through the trees with whisperings soft,
Sats all the quivering leaves astir, and not
The leaves alone, but many a memory dim
Of youthful years, and many a tender thought,
And many a gentle dream and vanishcd voice,
That on the bustle of the busy world
No moro are heard, and yet are dear and sweet
Beyond all telling to the hcart of man.

Ah! here, my friend, in the dim woods, alone,
Listening and drcaming, you perchance may hear
Far down within your heart a still small voice
That is not oi the Peoplc-but of God i

INDEX TO VOL. CXLVI.

A

Aberdcon Cabinet, formction of the, 847 the Duchess of Cleveland, reviowed,
-ito overthrow, 840.

223.
ACOUT TOB UMBRDILA MENDEB Bod.cham bor Plot, tho, 040.

STUD?, by Beatrice Farradon, 122 Bewick's ovan, 323.
Agnosticism of tho 'Babaiyát,' 618. Bhamo. Yonnan railway, tho, 655.
'Alcott, Louica L: her Life, Lottora, Birds, WINTER 319.

cod Journals,' by Ednah B. Chenoy, Bismarck'e, Princo, policy tɔards Bus.
reviewed, 868.

cia, 700,
Alsace Lorraino question, the, 765 et ceq Boihvoll Casket, the, and its probablo
AHERIOAN CoumoiWEALTH, THE, by contanti, 701.

James Brycz, M.P., D.C.L, Regius Boulargiem, 793.
Professor of Civil Law in the University BRITION AND AUDRICAN DENCOBAOY,
of Oxford, roviovcu, 270.

376-the cystem of the Amorissa cor.
Ancrican conditions of public lifo, 282. moncalth, b.-low the infianco oro
Accling myths, crowth ci, 232.

chonco majority is checkmacod, 278.--
'Anglin; Songs,' by Thorica Tod Stod. patronago in the hands of tho Presidont,

dert, with a Piemoir by Anna 11. Stod. 279--the two Housos of Congress, 280
dart, roviovc?, 719.

--unlinitod power oi tho British Per.
Animal movements in intca, 090.

liament, 081... American conditions of
Antelope, the Tibetan, 672.

public life. 282 — position of party
A LOADIAN SUMMER, AN: TIC ZIPBAI. leaders in Britain and America, 2034

SIONS OF AI! IuPROSICITICO, VI.-I., dom.ccratic influences in Britain, 235-
132-5701ch of angliog myihs, 10.- the Home Rule question cow its icCLC?,
breakfasting by ilo coccidc, 134 - 3 280 - Pederai authority, 233 - iho
clerical ciory-tollcr, 295-griculturci 17orthloosness of the contederacy, 201.
viovis ca divino governincut, 737- BRITISI SETTLEMENT, DE, AT CAPD
thoucit on podtry, 150—3 builcovca. JUDY, TORTI • W[3T AFRICA, by

turo oud what resulted from it, 121. Doucid 91cckeozie, 412—the @panish
Arnied borchontzea, 680.

ciaimo to iho north-west coast of Aicica,
Art in Scotland : ita Origin and Pro. 413-ilo cltempo of Captain Clas to
gress,' by 20usri Brydall, rovioved, form o iraiing girlion, 414--prepara-
859.

tiono for sounding a coillement la
Anz of SacCTIITC, TIIS, 407--introduc- 1073.70, 115—itz oucccc), 416—cxpcdi.

tion ci co lowlig-picco for sporting tiocuinto ilo iniorior, 117—(23ccro and
purposes, C0.-shooting aying, 460– toisra Coucan, 118-opposition of tho
chooting in the cightccath century, 470 Snitou or Iorocco to the Cape Juby
- cimilcsity of grouca and partride, coiiicmai, 411---aiiitudo oi iho British
shootics, #72--shooting with dogs, 274 Goveremoni, 190.
- picconi-chooting, 475 – ground. Buchanan's, Georcu, anal opinion of Mait.
Gon30, 277 - training the eyo, 180- land of Lothington, 795.
prospects cad dovoloparca ts of tho Bubur.c.Siir-CANA BAILAY, TIE,
ccicacy of choosing, 103.

by Holt D. Hollett, 017-3 2209 market
Accuni of Ilon, tho,' by lucthilde Blind, for Dritica manusocturci, .-iinpore
rovio cd, 273.

cochoitio projccicu cailocy, 643 — ilo
Balfour, ur A. J., and his roputation 43 Britica oso a cic, 650-opposition
a torking politician, 430.

to the railway, 659--cho choroctor of
Baičio Abloy Roll, chc, ita como cho country cicas tho sair, 654-ho
Account of cho Normca Liacages,' by Boccio. Yeauna scily, GGG - ligi.

AND

culties in Chinese territory, 656--the CRITICAL POSITION OF EUROPEANS IN
Maulmcin couto, 658-prospects of tho CENTRAL AFRICA, 144 - progress of
enterprise, 159.

African exploration, ib.- the Araba
Bato family, the, and their connection the uncompromising enemies of civilisa.
with Cardiff, 488.

tion, 145-dangers of Europeans on the
CAMPED OUT UNDER THE CUILLINS : A Congo, 147—Presbyterian missions in

REGION OF DESOLATION, by Colonel East Africa, 149-Marquis of Salis.
Pilkington White, 211--characteristice bury and the Zambesi question, 150
of the Cuillins, ib.--comfortable inn at Matabeleland under British protection,
Sligachen, 213-a long day's tramp, ib. 151-policy of the Imperial British
-climbing the Cuillins, 214-a danger. East African Company, 163 – tho
ous chasm, 216–descending the face of struggle with slavery, 165 — prospects
Glac Mhor, 216-geology of the dis of Stanley and Emin, ib.
trict, 217-preparations for encamp. CROFTERS, THz: I. THE CROFTER COM.
ing, 219-fishing for sea-trout, 220 MISSION, by Reginald MacLeod, 517—
dangers of the Cuillins, 221.

revolutionary character of the Crofters
Cardiff, the Castra Didii of the Romans, Act of 1886, ib.-proceedings of the
485.

Commission, 518-wiping out arrears,
Cardiff Castle, 486 d seq.

619-crofters of the Hebrides, 622-
Carnot, M., and his influence in France, relief from local taxation, 523-con-
729.

struction of railways and harbours, 624
CASKET LETTERS, THE,

MARY -emigration, 525. II. THEIR CONDI.
STUART : A REPLY TO CERTAIN CRITICS, TION AND PROSPECTS, by an Islesman,
by John Skelton, 790-importance of 626—the present aspect of the crofter
the letters in the Marian controversies, question, ib. the subdivider and
ib.—their gencsis, 791-discussions as squatter, 629-extension of holdings,
to their value, ib.-is the Glasgow let. 531 – the Hebrideau fisheries, 534–
ter a forgery? 792—rocent contribu ostension of holdings, 638-Govern.
tions to Mary Stuart literature, 793– ment colonisation, 641.
their purpose . and value, 794 – the CRUISE OF TH3 CHRYSALIS, THB, OVER
• Edinburgh Review' on Ýr Skelton's THB NORTE SEA TO HOLLAND, AND
estimato of Maitland of Lethiugton, ib. THROUGH HOLLAND, FRIESLAND, AND ON
-Buchanan's final opinion of Mait. THE ZUYDEB ZEE, by G. Christopher
land, 795--alleged suppression of docu Davies, 171--the yawl and its accom-
ments, 796–Drury's gossip regarding modation, ib.--the voyage to Rotter-
Queen Mary, 797--interception of the dam, 173-visit to Gouda, 174-canal.
Bothwell Casket, 798 Maitland's sido villages, 175-Haarlem Meer, 176
death, 799—come of the Casket letters -the North Holland Canal, 177-visit
addressed to Derpley, 300—the pro to a butter and cheese farm, 179—the
ceedings at Hampton Court, 802 et seq. Zuyder Zee, 180—a Dutch cattle-mar.
-pedigree of tho declaration einitted ket, 182–character of the North Hol.
by Morton, 804—tho mystery of the land coast, 185.
Casket and its contents, 807.

CURRENT INFLUENCES ON FOREIGN POL-
Casket Letters, the, and Mary Queen of

ITICS, 747.
Scots,' by T. F. Henderson, referred to, Declaration of Paris, the, and the law of

privateering, 676.
CENTRAL AFRICA, THE CRITICAL Posi. DEFENCE OF THE BRITISH MERCANTILB
TION OF EUROPEANS IN, 144.

MARINE, by Lieut. Wm. Caius Crutch.
Channel passage, the, 636.

ley, 674--its extent and importance,
'Clothed with the Sun : being tho Book ib. water - transport of food for the

of the Illuminations of Anna (Bonus) United Kingdom, 675-duty of keep-
Kingsford,' edited by Edward Mait. ing our ports free from raiders, 676
land, reviowed, 274.

privateering and the Declaration of
Colonisation, State-directed, 37 prac Paris, ib.-relative number of the Brit.
tical, 40.

ish and French mercantile navy, 677
Congress, the two Houses of, 280.

-damage to our commerce in war-time,
CONVERSATI0118, RECENT, IN A STUDIO, 678-subsidies to steamers, 679_armed

by W. W. Story, 381–Landor's 'Ima. merchantmen, 680 — functions of the
ginary Conversations,'381-remarkable Royal Naval Reserve, 682.
inemories, 386-French realism, 892- Democracy, the new, 554.
canon of proportion, 400—delirium Demociaticinfluences in Great Britain, 285.
vision, 408.

DETERMINED ARISTOCRAT, A, DENOUNCES
Cossacks, the, 759.

THE DOCTRINE OF Vox POPULI Vox
Crimo, sentimental tenderness to, 168. DEI, 879.

794 et seq.

AN

DIART OF AN IDLE Doctor, by Axel East, ib. - French hatred of Qormany,

Mantho, 692 - political agitations in 765— Prince Bismarck's policy, 706–
Capri, ib. Paris toys, 601-menagerie, the rolntinns betwcon Rucsia and Gor.
608.

many, 767-Austris as an ally of Cor-
Dogs, shooting witb, 474.

many, ib.--the Italian Alliance, 768–
Drury's gossip regarding Qacon Mery, probablo issue of a struggle between
797.

Franco and Germany, 769.
“Dundreary, Lord,” 863,

Foulis Brothers, Glasgow, 862.
Edinburgh in the boliday season, 25 4. France, transformation of, in 1789, 725.
EMIGRATION, NATURAL, by John Mar. 'French and English,' by P. G. Hamer
tiueau, 36.

ton, reviewed, 200,
EMPRESS FREDERICK, TO THD, by the FRENCI ELECTIONS MEAT, WHAT TAE,
Duchess of Rutland, 826.

by the Baroncsu Blazo de Bury, 724
· Études sur l'histoire de Mario Stuart,' the world - fair in Paris, 16.--tran 8.

par Martin Philippson, quoted, 794, formation of France in 1739, 725-
803.

meaning of the late elections, 726–
Europeans on the Congo, dangers of, M. Carnot cu a factor of the situation,
147.

729-iniqcnco of the new generation,
Exodus from Ireland, the groat, 46.

731 power of the “lover middle
Funny Burney and her Friends,' by J. clas3c9,” 732-vorship of mere talent
B. Sooley, reviowed, 864.

in Franco, 733 - Governmont aid of
FEUDALISM, A ROMANOB OF: THB ROLL primary education, 734 - pormanont
or BATTL2, 228.

inluence of the Exhibition, 735--ccay
Financial condition of Russia, 763.

of the influenco of Paris, 737-Boulang
FitzGEBALD, EDWARD : AFTER ism, 738-political democracy, 740.

MATH, by Francis Hindco Groome, Freuch hatrait of Germany, 765.
615-recollections of, 26.-his chari. 'Triend of Man, the, and his friends the
tics, 616-disliko of politics, 617--10 Poets,' by Frances P. Cobbs, reviewed,
ligious opiniono, 610—contributions to 709.
•Suffolk Notca and Qucries,' 619-20 Geology of the Cuilling, 217.
eclectic roader, 622-interviewing his Germany, French hatrce of, 705.
old housekcoper, 623 – a FitzGerald Gladstone's, Br, desertion by bis lato
scrapbook,625 - budget of Fitz. Cabinet colleagues, 430.
Gerald's lottora, ib. ct cca.-specimen Goldfinch, tho, 824.

of his postical translotions, 631. Hebridean Eshories, the, 534.
FOLEION Politics, CUDDENT INFLU. Home Rale question, the, and its 188ues,

ENCES ON, 747-manifcstations of the 286.
aggressivo policy of Germany, ib. - 'Howitt, Mary : an Autobiography.'
statesmanship supersoding the old di. edited by her daughter, roviewed,
plomacy, 748—resources and military 712.
strength of nations a factor in their HUNTER IN THE HIMALAYAS, THE, G61
policy, ib.

- the league of peaco an -roseronces to the Himalayas in the
alliance for war, ib.--national interests Vedic hymns, ib.-spell of tho moun.
of the great nations, 749- Germany tains, 662-mighty hunters oi the past
and Franco, i).--Turkey and Russia, generation, 663--tho big game of the
750--decay of tho porsonal influenco region, 664 - 8 trip with General
of tho Czar in Russia, 751— Austria, Macintyre, 666--the bunter's danger,
ib. -Italy, 752-strength of the Ger. 668-sport on the Pir Puncbal. 669
man army, 753-military resources of superstition of the Hindu shikeroes,
the Fronch, 754-position of Austria 671--oxcursion to Ladakh, ib.- the
as & military Power, 755 — military Tibetan antolops, 672.
strength of the Ottoman empire, 756'Ideala : a Study from Life,' reviewed,
-the Russian army and its organisa. 257.
tion, 758 - Sir Charles Dilko's mis. Illustrated 'Treatise on the Art of Shoot.
takos, 759—the raw material of the ing,' by Charles Lanccuter, raviewed,
Russian army, 760 – the ignorant 467.
pricathood of Russia, 761 — moral IMPRESSIONS OF AN IMPRESSIONIST: AB
training of tho Turkish peasant, ib. ARCADIAN SUMMER, VI.-X., 132.
Rucsian army dcficient in good officers, Ireland, the great exodus from. 46.
762 - diversity of nationalitics and Irish Cousin, an,' by Geilles Herring
racca in the Russian army, 763–sinan. and Martin Ross, reviewed, 702.
cial condition of Russia, ib. - the IsfahÁN TO BUSDIRE: ROADS AND RB.
French desire to regain Alsaco and BOURCES OF SOUTHERN PERSIA, by
Lorraine, 764—Russian projects in the Col. Mark Sever Bell, 96-1)e Kárún

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