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Art. I.-The Greville Memoirs, p. 45. Mr. Reeve gives lists of five
Cabinets, or Administrations, as he indiscriminately calls them; and
four of his lists are wrong.' We should have said that all five are
wrong. In his list of Lord Melbourne's second Cabinet (1835) as
originally constituted, he includes Lord Morpeth and omits Lord
Holland. In his list of Lord Melbourne's first Cabinet (1834) he
erroneously includes Mr. Poulett Thompson (afterwards Lord Syden-
ham) as well as Mr. Edward Ellice.

P. 50, line 3 from the bottom. For 'Green Room of the Garrick,
read • Green Room or the Garrick.'



1.-Macready's Reminiscences, and Selections from his

Diaries. Edited by Sir Frederick Pollock, Bart., one

of his Executors. 2 Vols. 8vo. London, 1876 - 305

II.-1. Statement exhibiting the Moral and Material Pro-

gress and Condition of India during the Year

1871-2: presented to Parliament by Her Majesty's

Secretary of State for India, and ordered by the

House of Commons to be printed. London, 1873.

2. Indian Missions. By Sir Bartle Frere, G.C.S.I., &c.,

late Governor of Bombay. Reprinted from The

Church and the Age.' London, 1873.

3. Lecture on Missions, delivered in Westminster Abbey

on December 3rd, 1873. By Max Müller, M.A., Pro-

fessor of Comparative Philology at Oxford ; with

an Introductory Sermon by Arthur Penrhyn Stanley,

D.D., Dean of Westminster. London, 1873.

4. Report of the General Missionary Conference held at

Allahabad, 1872-3. London, 1873.

5. Statistical Tables of Protestant Missions in India,

Ceylon, and Burma for 1871. Prepared at the request

of the Calcutta Missionary Conference. Calcutta,

1873 - - - - - - - - - 345

III.—Life of William Earl of Shelburne, afterwards first

Marquess of Lansdowne, with Extracts from his

Papers and Correspondence - - - - - 378

IV.-1. The Reports of the Commissioner of Education,

Washington. Government Printing Office. For the

Years 1868–1873. 6 vols.

2. The American Journal of Education. Published

Quarterly. Edited by Henry Barnard, LL.D. 1856–

1872. 21 vols. Hartford, Connecticut.

3. History of the Common-School System of the State of

New York. From its Origin in 1795. By 8. S.

Randall, Superintendent of Public Schools in New

York. New York and Chicago. 1871.



4. Public Education in the City of New York: its

History, Condition, and Statistics. An Official Re-

port to the Board of Education. By Thomas Boese,

Clerk of the Board. New York, 1869.

And other Reports -


V.-1. A Letter addressed to his Grace the Duke of Norfolk,

on occasion of Mr. Gladstone's recent Expostulation.

By John Henry Newman, D.D., of the Oratory.

London, 1875.

2. The Vatican Decrees, in their Bearing on Civil

Allegiance. By Henry Edward, Archbishop of West-

minster. London, 1875.

3. A Reply to the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone's

Political Expostulation. By the Right Rev. Mon-

signor Capel, D.D. London, 1875.

4. Vaticanism: an Answer to Reproofs and Replies.

By the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone, M.P. London,


- 459

VI.— The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central

Africa, from 1865 to his death. Continued by a

Narrative, &c. &c. By Horace Waller, F.R.G.S.,

Rector of Twywell, Northampton. In two volumes

8vo., with Portrait and Illustrations. London, 1874. 498

VII.—1. L'Empire Romain en Orient. Par Gaston Boissier.

Publié dans la 'Revue des Deux Mondes,' Juillet


2. La Statue Vocale, de Memnon, considérée dans ses

rapports avec l'Égypte et la Grèce. Par Jean

Antoine Letronne. Paris, 1833


VIII.-1. The Era of the Protestant Revolution. By Frederic

Seebohm. London, 1874.

2. Geschichte der auswärtigen Politik und Diplomatie

im Reformationszeitalter, 1485-1556. Von Karl

Fischer. Gotha, 1874

- 540

IX.-England and Russia in the East. A Series of Papers

on the Political and Geographical Condition of Central

Asia. By Major-General Sir Henry Rawlinson,

formerly Envoy and Minister at the Court of Persia.

London, 1875

- 568



ART. I.The Greville Memoirs : a Journal of the Reigns of

King George IV. and King William IV. By the late Charles
C. 8. Greville, Esq., Clerk of the Council of those Sovereigns.
Edited by Henry Reeve, Registrar of the Privy Council. In
3 volumes. London, 1874. Second Edition.
VE approach the critical examination of the late Mr. Charles

Greville's Journal with a sense of more than ordinary responsibility. It has attracted an unusual amount of attention : it has been widely circulated, at home and abroad : our estimate of it differs essentially from that of the great majority of our contemporaries in the Press; and as they have been, we think, unduly prodigal of commendation, the invidious duty is forced upon us of redressing the balance by dwelling more on the demerits than the merits of the book. It has raised, moreover, a question of no slight importance to society: a question which cannot be summarily set aside by assuming that, provided people are interested or amused, it matters little or nothing what feelings are wounded, what confidence is broken, or what reputations are assailed. The very first consideration forced upon us by the perusal was, whether many of the most popular passages ought to have been published for the next fifty years: whether many ought not to have been wholly obliterated or permanently suppressed. But before laying down and applying what we take to be the sound and received doctrine on these points, we must come to a precise understanding as to the position and character of the writer, the conditions or circumstances under which he wrote, and the moral or honourable obligations imposed upon him.

Only two meagre paragraphs are devoted to his biography by Mr. Reeve:

Of the Author of these Journals it may suffice to say that Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville was the eldest of the three sons of Charles Greville (who was grandson of the fifth Lord Warwick), by Lady Charlotte Cavendish Bentinck, eldest daughter of William Vol. 138.–No. 275.

Henry, Henry, third Duke of Portland, K.G., who filled many great offices of State. He was born on the 2nd of April, 1794. Much of his childhood was spent at his grandfather's house at Bulstrode. He was educated at Eton and at Christ Church, Oxford; but he left the University early, having been appointed private secretary to Earl Bathurst before he was twenty.

. The influence of the Duke of Portland obtained for him early in life the sinecure appointment of the Secretaryship of Jamaica, the duties of that office being performed by deputy, and likewise the reversion of the Clerkship of the Council. He entered in 1821 upon the duties of Clerk of the Council in Ordinary, which he discharged for nearly forty years. During the last twenty years of his life Mr. Greville occupied a suite of rooms in the house of Earl Granville in Bruton Street, and there, on the 18th of January, 1865, he expired.'

He was born in a wing or side-building of Burlington House, Piccadilly, which had been lent to his father for a residence. He was admitted a student of Christ Church on the 24th December, 1810, on the nomination of Canon Dowdeswell, having entered as a commoner a few days before. He retained his studentship till December 24th, 1814,—as long as he could retain it without taking a B.A. degree; but he resided or kept only seven terms, from January 1811 to June 1812 ; when, being then in his nineteenth year, he became private secretary to Lord Bathurst. He also obtained a clerkship in one of the public offices; we believe, the Board of Trade. He always regretted that his father's circumstances did not allow of his remaining longer at the University. Once upon a time, pointing out to a lady the rooms he had occupied in his undergraduate days, he paused before a window from which he and two others had dropped after the college gates were closed, to reach a spot where a chaise and four was waiting for them. They dashed off to London to witness the execution of Bellingham, the assassin of Mr. Perceval. Having satisfied their curiosity, or love of excitement, they dashed back again, and were lucky enough to escape discovery.

His net income from his two offices exceeded 40001. ; and as, with little or no private fortune, he died worth 30,0001., he was probably a gainer on the turf.' He took to it very early in Îife, and was wont to relate that, having lost 30001. which he was unable to pay, he applied to his uncle, the Duke, who readily lent him the money. As soon as he was in funds, he procured three new Bank of England notes of one thousand pounds each, and presented himself to discharge his debt. Oh, no, Charles, keep the money by all means. It will bring you luck. I never meant it as a loan.' Greville made some show


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