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Abdison, theory that the 'Spectator' contained
the germ of the modern novel, 15; the opinion
controverted, 15, 16

Alsace and Lorraine, the German demand for
their restoration dates earlier than the present
war, 258; French for two centuries, 294; the
French youth will regard their recovery as the
first of national duties. 296

Anarchy in France, risk of a long period of, 296.

Anne's (Queen) place in history, 1, 2 ; effects of her
death on political parties, 14; position of lite-
rary men under, 16; comparative happiness of
her age, 17; the young squire of her time, 19.

Arbuthnot's ' History of John Bull,' 205

Armstrong's gun recognised as the best for war-
like purposes, 216

Army (the) its constitutional history, 128 ; effects
of the revolution of 1688.129 ; subjected to the
control of Parliament, 130; enormous embez-
zlement in military administration under
(jeorge TIL, 132; Lord Amherst placed at its
head, 134 ; command of the army prior to the
Crimean war, ib.; how the Great Duke's aver-
sion to change should be understood, 135, 136;
attacks on the Ordnance system, 136; Ix>rd
Palmerston as Secretary-at-War, 138 ; the Duke
of Wellington's opposition to a consolidated
War-Office, 139; Ix>rd Hardinge as Secretary-
at-War, 140; Lord Kaglan as Master-General,
ib.; mismanagement of the Crimean Expedi-
tion, 141 ; the Duko's letter to Sir John Bur-
goyno, 142, 143; abolition of the Ordnance
Board, 143; enormously increased expense of
administering the army since the amalgama-
tion of military offices, 144; Committee of In-
quiry into the effects of alterations in military
organisation, 145; Lord Hartington's Com-
mittee of Officers to inquire into the Supply of
Stores, 146; comparative mortality in the
lish, American, and French armies, 148; Lord
Northeote's Committee, ib.; enactment of the
War-Office Bill, 149,150; Mr. Cardwell's diffi-
culties, 150; project of creating a Staff Corps,
152 ; the Commander-in-Chief subordinated to
the Secretary of War, 153,154 ; Order in Coun-
cil revolutionising our whole military system,
154. See British Army

Arndt's song of the ' Fatherland,' 257

Austria and Prussia, their alliance in 1792, 246

Austrian empire paralyzed, 167

Autocracy, for a sovereign to claim personal re-
sponsibility is to claim, 200

Avatars, Hindu system of, 107

Barry (Dr.) on education, in ' The Church and the
Age,' 24

Basle, policy of the peace of, 253

Baths and Bathing-places in different ages, 80;
Seneca's visit to Baiip, 81 ; public baths of an-
cient Kome, 82; promiscuous bathing, ib.;

baths of Brussa, 83: springs dedicated to hea-
then gods transferred to Christian saints, ib.;
the waters'of Aix infesttnl by a lutin or demon,
ib. : immorality of Spanish baths, 84; the well
of St. Winifred, ib.; the first picture of Euro-
pean bath life since the decay of the empire,
ib.; baths of Lucca, 85, 86 ; of Pyimont, 86;
account of the foundation of the baths at Bux-
ton, ib. ; the clergy of all ages patrons of bath
life, ib. ; Pepys's comical account of his bath-
ing, 87, 88; baths of Knaresborough, Harro-
gate, and Tunbridge, 88 ; Turkish bath, 89;
efficiency of the baths of Bormio'on sterile la-
dies, 90; Sir John Floyer's advocacy of cold
bathing, 91;amusement of Aix-la-Chapelle and
Spa, ib. ; wells and pump-rooms close to Lon-
don, ib.; enumeration of baths at greater alti-
tudes. 94; the two highest baths in Europe,
ib.; therapeutic action of mineral waters in
different diseases, 95; ladion' baths par excel-
lence, ib. ; the iron-cure, 95, 96

Bazeilles, conduct of the Germans at the burning
of, 238; horrible scenes, ib.

Benedetti, treaty relating to Belgium, 166

Bernard's (Canon) Essay on Scripture and ritual,

Bismarck (Count) and his policy, 157; circular
letters to foreign Courts, 291 ; they are au ac-
knowledgment that Prussia expects to be judg-
ed by neutral nations, 292; the German de-
mands for an extension of frontier, 293; paci-
fic Germany a mere diplomatic commonplace,
294 ; the true security against future war, 297

Blenheim, battle of, described, 7

Bolingbroke's drunkenness and debauchery, 17

British army, its inefficiency, 274; Mr. C'ardwell,
when he came into office, accepted a heritage
of blunders, ib.; the doors of the War-Office
closed against military men of large practical
experience, 275 ; amount of the estimates, 276;
the military history of a few years, 277; in-
efficiency of preparation for the Crimean war,
ib. ; the foreign legions valueless, ib.; the re-
suscitation of the militia, 278 ; the Indian mu-
tiny due to defects in the system of recruit-
ment, ib.; amalgamation of the Indian local
with the Imperial army, 279 ; the Army Trans-
port Corps, or Military Train, ib. ; colonels of
French regiments requesting leave tomarchon
London, ib.; the Minie compared with the
Prussian needle gun, 280; General Peel ap-
pointed to the War-Office, ib.; his measures,
280, 281 ; Sir John Pakington as War Minis-
ter, 281 ; England's concentration of her mili-
tary strength at home, ib. : Canada exasperat-
ed at the removal of the British troops, 2H2;
weak state of the cavalry regiments, ib.; ac-
count of the artillery, 283; not one of our for-
tresses armed, 284; militia service in the
United States, Switzerland, and Belgium, 287;

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