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The trumpeters in a row,

With a note as clear as a bell,

And all the flutes and the fifes below,

And the brazen throats, and the strings of fire,
To let the people know

That the Mother, the Queen, the heart's desire,
From her palace forth doth go.

Princes, form in array!

Great ye are, and greater may be;
But only guards and vassals to-day
To the Lady enshrined in duty and love;

Pacing forth on her way
In weakness of age, and in power above

All words we can sing or say.

The streets that sound like the sea
When the tumult of life is high,

Now, in a murmur of voices free,

Hum and ripple and rustle and stir,
Straining each eye to see—

To gaze and to watch and to wait for Her
Whose subjects and lovers they be.

Sons and lovers and subjects all,

The high and the low together—

From Princes that ride in the festival

To us in the crowd who but shout and gaze;
Rendering, every man and all,

Thanks to our God for her lengthened days
And the nation's festival.


Hark! whut is this which hushes the crowd?

A sound of silence amid the noise; The sweep of a pause through the plaudits loud— A moment, a stillness, a start, a stir—

The great heart of the multitude Holding its breath as it waits for Her,

One being in all the crowd.

She is coming, is coming! the Queen! the Queen!

Here is our moment in all the day.
One voice for all, and the air serene
Quivers, as if a storm blew by:

A little more, and there had been
Gates burst apart in the very sky,
To hear a whole nation shouting on high—
The Queen! the Queen! the Queen!


Acquisition, A Doubtful, 810.
Africa, changes in, during the Victorian
era, 616.

Alexander I., legend respecting the

Czar, 257 et seq.
All - British Trans - Pacific Cable,

Thk, 269.

Amateur Naturalist, Evolution And
Thk, 561.

Amateur naturalist, value of a know-
ledge of Darwinism to the, 563 el seq.

Anaesthetics, the discovery of, 605, 620.

Another Year's Progress In Egypt:
Lord Cromer's Report, 592.

Arctic, Franklin And The, 238.

'Ascent of Woman, the,' by Mrs Roy
Devereux, notice of, 104, 106 et teq.

Atterbury, Bishop, conspiracy of, 91—
defence and equivocation of, 98.

Australia, growth of, during the Vic-
torian era, 613.

Bannockburn, account of the battle of,
from Sir T. Gray's Chronicle, 51 et leg.

Barrie, Mr J. M., 'Margaret Ogilvy'
by, notice of, 481.

Beaconsfield, Lord, hold of, on the
popular mind, 426—attack on Eastern
policy of, 427—his Eastern policy the
national policy, 428—vindication of
Eastern policy of, ib. et seq.—services
rendered by, to Balkan States, 442.

Billiards, Concerning: Gossip About
The Game And Its Devotees, 545.

Billiards, the game of, origin of, 545
— modern developments of, 546 —
peculiarities in players of, 549 —
championship of, 551.

Bishop's Plot, The, 90.

Blachford, Lord, connection of, with the
'Times,' 705, 710.

Blessington, Lady, novels of, 639 et seq.

Blue Jar, The, 553.

Books, RecentFrench And English,

Breaking of retrievers, the, 745 et seq.
Brest, alleged betrayal of the English
attack on, by Marlborough, 798 el seq.

British navy, proposed additions to, 572
—men required for, 574 et seq.

Brown, Mr A. L., scheme of, to defeat
the bill for a close-time for trout in
Scotland, 875.

Burma, now The Famine Came To, 536.

Burma, the famine of 1896-97 in, 536
et seq.—description of the upper and
lower provinces of, 536—districts of,
where crops have failed, 539 — the
small peasant proprietors of, 540—
opening of famine works in, 541—
private charities in, 543.

'Burns, The Centenary,' by W. E.
Henley and T. F. Henderson, notice
of, 464.

Busted Blue Doll, The, 700.

Cable, the Trans-Pacific, outline of the
history of the scheme, 269 et seq.
the present position of the project,
275—the objections to, ib.—the best
route for, 276—the cost of, 277—
the strategical importance of, 278.

Cabot, John : An Anniversary Story,

Cabot, John, discovery of North America
by, 840 et seq.—documents regarding
expeditions of, 841—conclusions as to
voyages of, 844, 848—relics of second
expedition of, 851.

Cabot, Sebastian, early life of, 844, 846
—treacherous conduct of, 844 et seq.
—discovery of North America claimed
by, 846.

'Cabot's Discovery of North America'
by G. E. Weare, notice of, 840.

California, Some Impressions Of
Southern, 172.

California, Southern, country life in,
172 —the wild-flowers of, 173—the
climate of, 175—invalids and, 177—
the fauna of, 178.

Callwell, Major C. E., 'Effect of Mari-
time Command on Land Campaigns
since Waterloo ' by, notice of, 405.

Canada, growth of, during last sixty
years, 616.

Canal-boat, from Edinburgh to Glas-
gow in a, 601.

Canning, Harcourt And, 877.

Canning, Mr, utterances of, in Spanish
war of 1823, 878—Sir William Har-
court's references to, at the Eighty
Club, 881.

Celtic Renascence, The, 181.

Celtic Renascence, M. Renan and the,
181—Matthew Arnold's connection
with the, 182—Mr William Sharp and
the, 184—Ossian and the, ib.—erron-
eous claims made by believers in the,
187 et seq.

China, the encroachment of Russia on,
280—the partition of, 281—the con-
cessions of, to Russia, 282—the war
between Japan and, 284 — the true
British policy regarding, 285 et seq.
the expansion of English trade with,
288—the Christian Powers in, 289—
the position of Germany in, 290—Li
Hung Chang and the Government of,
293—railway - making in, 294 — hin-
drances to development in, 295.

Chinese Oyster, The, 280.

Chesney, Sir George, notice of 'The
Dilemma' by, 223.

Chronicle, A Soldier's, 45.

Church, changes in the, during the
Queen's reign, 617.

City Of Many Waters, A, 485.

Close-time For Trout In Scotland,
A, 869.

Close-time for trout, a, in England and
Wales, 870—in Ireland, 871—want of,
in Scotland, ib.— recent legislation
regarding, 872 et seq.

Comyn, account of Bruce's murder of,
by Sir T. Gray, 50.

Concerning Billiards: Gossip About
The Game And Its Devotefs, 545.

Corn-growing, decrease of, in Britain,

Corps of Guides, the, formation of, 625
—equipment of, 626—early gallantry
of, ib. el seq.—march of, from Pesha-
war to Delhi, 628—services of, during
the Mutiny, ib. et seq.—distinction of
"Queen's Own" conferred upon, 632
—campaigns of, in Afghanistan, ib.

Cotes, Mrs Everard, 'The Story of
Sonny Sahib' by, 225.

Cotton, Sir Arthur, report on the Goda-
very district by, 856 — engineering
works carried out by, 857 et seq.
success of the experiment of, 861—
testimony of, as to prevention of Indian
famines, 868.

Couch, Mr Quiller, 'The Splendid Spur'
by, 189.

Cretan question, debates on the, in the
House of Commons, 736 et seq.

Croly, Rev. George, the novels of, 647.

Cromer's, Lord, Report: Another
Year's Progress In Egypt, 592.

Dariel: A Romance Of Surrey,
Chapters xn.-xv., 58—xvi.-xx., 192
—xxi.-xxrv., 367—xxv.-xxx., 514—
xxxi. -xxxiv., 668—-xxxv. -xxxvm.,

D'artagnan, The Real Monsieur: "a
Gentleman Of France," 759.

D'Artagnan, M., the 'Memoires' of,
759 — early career of, 761 — life in
Paris of, 763—joins the Mousquet-
aires, 765 — enters the service of
Cardinal Mazarin, 766 —secret em-
bassies of, ib. el seq.—promotion of,
by King Louis XIV., 769—command
of the Mousquetaires bestowed on,
770—death of, 771.

Days, Halycon, 37.

Devereux, Mrs Roy, 'The Ascent of
Woman ' by, reference to, 104 et seq.

'Dilemma, The,' by Sir George Chesney,
notice of, 223.

Disraeli Vindicated, 427.

Doll, The Busted Blue, 700.
Dollar, The Land of the,' by Mr G. W.
Steevens, notice of, 471.

Domestic lighting, improvements in,
during the Queen's reign, 605.

Doubtful Acquisition, A, 810.

Dress, various fashions in, during the
Queen's reign, 623.

Early Victorian Fiction, 636.;

Eastern Question In The Twelfth
Century, The: Saladin And King
Richard, 389.

Education Bill, clauses of the, 449—
misrepresentations regarding the, 450
,i seq.

Effect of Maritime Command on Land
Campaigns since Waterloo' by Major
C. E. Callwell, notice of, 405.

Egerton, Mrs Fred., 'Life of Sir Geoffrey
Phipps Hornby' by, notice of, 405.

Egerton, Mrs George, 'Keynotes' by,

Egypt, Another Year's Progrfss In:
Lord Cromer's Report, 592.

Egypt, Lord Cromer's report on the
financial condition of, 592 el seq.—
railway traffic of, 593—the continued
British occupation of, 597.

'Eight Days' by Mr R. E. Forrest,
notice of, 223.

Electricity, triumphs achieved by, during
the Queen's reign, 609.

Elgiva, Queen, cruelties practised on,

Elrick Walks, 823.

'Engineering Works of the Godavari
Delta, the,' by G. T. Walch, noticed,
853 et seq.

'En Route' by M. J. P. Huysmans,
notice of, 455.

Evolution And The Amateur Natu-
Ralist, 561.

Famine, A Lesson Of The: An Indian
Eomance, 852.

Feminism, The Psychology Of, 104.

Fiction, Early Victorian, 636.

Fiction, Thf. Indian Mutiny In, 218.

Fiction of the early Victorian school,
the, 636 et seq.—three groups of, 63S
—the Society novels of, ib. et seq.—the
historical novels of, 645—the adven-
ture school of, 648 et seq.

Field, Mrs, 'Bryda,' a novel by, noticed.

Field, Mr Cyrus W., connection of, with

Atlantic cables, 269.
"field, The Senatf. And The," 733.
Fitzgerald, Admiral C. C. Penrose,

'Life of Sir George Tryon' by, notice

of, 405.

Flinders, Matthew, voyages of discovery

by, 241 et seq.
'Flotsam,' by Mr Seton Merrimau,

notice of, 226.
Forrest, Mr R. E., novels of the Mutiny

by, 223.

Forty-onk Years In India, 297.

France, M. Anatole, 'L'Orme du Mail'
by, noticed, 455.

Franking letters, the practice of, 602.

Franklin And The Arctic, 238.

'Franklin, Life of Sir John,' by Mr H,
D. Traill, review of, 238 et seq.

Franklin, Sir John, early life of, 240—
presence of, at the battle of Copen-
hagen, 241 — appointment of, to the
Investigator, ib. —at Trafalgar, 243
—first Arctic voyage of, 244—second,
ib., 246—third, ib., 247—diplomatic
mission of, 250 — Governor of Tas-
mania, 252-story of the last voyage
of, 254 et seq.—character of, 256. Start, A, 158.

"gentleman Of France, A:" The
Real Monsieur D'artagnan, 759.

Gisborne, Mr F. N., originator of the
Atlantic cable, 269.

Goat, The: His Useful Qualities,
And now He Came By Them, 398.

Goat, the, contrast between, and the
sheep, 398 — liberal supply of milk
from, 399—climbing powers of, 400—
peculiarities of, 402—future of, 404.';!

Godavery delta, engineering works
carried out at the, 855 et seq.—com-
pletion of the works at the, 862—
wonders wrought at the, 867.

Gordon's Staff-officer At Khartoum,

Gray, Maxwell, 'In the Heart of the

Storm ' by, noticed, 224.
Gray, Sir Thomas, account of the ' Scala-

cronica ' by, 45 et seq.
Great Siberian Iron Road, The, 1.

Greeks, Sir William Harcourt's sym-
pathy with the, 877.

'Green Fire,' by Miss Fiona Macleod,
notice of, 189.

Guides, The Queen's Own, 625.

Gunnaram Aqueduct, building of the,

Gun-shyness, uselessness of dogs affected
with, in sport, 748—instances of, due
to mismanagement in breaking, (ft.—

"prevention of, 750—cure of, 757.

Halcyon Days, 37.'

Hannson, Fru Marholm, 'Modern
Woman' by, notice of, 108.*

Harcourt And Canning, 877.

Harcourt, Sir William, utterances of,
in the war between Greece and Tur-
key, 877 et seq.—conduct of, in the
Transvaal difficulties, 880—statements
of, as regards the motives of the Eu-
ropean Powers, 883.

Harrisse, Mr, researches of, on the
Cabot expedition, 841 et seq. passim.

Henty, Mr G. A.,Indian novels by, 225.

'Hindu-Kush, the Kafirs of the,' by .Sir
George Robertson, notice of, 364.

Hopper, Miss Nora, the poems of, 189.

'Hornby, Life of Sir Geoffrey Phipps,'
by Mrs Egerton, notice of, 405.

House-furnishings, changes in, during
Victorian era, 621 et seq.

How The Famine Came To Burma, 536.

Hungarian Love-story, A, 100.

Huysmans, M., 'En Route' by, notice
of, 455.

Hyde, T)r, peasant songs of Ireland by,

Ibsen, Henrik, notice of 'Little Eyolf,'
by, 113.

India, Forty-one Years In, 297.

India, the route to, shortened by the
Suez Canal, 611—the Queen as Em-
press of, ib.

Indian famines, the problem of prevent-
ing, 854 et seq.

Indian Mutiny In Fiction, The, 218.

Indian Mutiny, the, an epoch-making
date in history,297—false security be-
fore, 298—causes of, ib. et seq.—Lord
Roberts' part in, 300 et seq. — real
nature of, 303—results of, 305, 612.

Indian Romance, An: A Lesson Of
The Famine, 852.

Ireland Really Overtaxed, Is? 118.

Irish Home, Recollections Of An,

Irwin, H. C., 'A Man of Honour' by,

notice of, 230.
Is Ireland Really Overtaxed? 118.
James, G. P. R., the novels of, 648.
Jar, The Blue, 553.
"J6!" A Hungarian Love-
'[story, 100.
Joe, Travelling, 420.

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