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Opposition in 1738, and afterwards upon the present Government. by the Whigs on the several occa- This is the dictum of the great sions we have mentioned, they statesman whom the rising generanever went so far as to urge on tion recommended by Sir the Government of the day the William Harcourt to adopt as their duty of tearing up treaties, re- guide. It is a pity Sir William pudiating engagements, and snap- had not some one in his youth to ping their fingers at the other do the same kind office for himself ; parties to the contract.
for perhaps had he studied Canreserved for the Liberals or the ning's policy attentively while his Radicals of to-day to take this intellect was still pliant, and before great step in advance, and place he had entangled himself in the it to the credit of democracy. meshes of party, he might really Canning would have said, as in- have been able to act on the deed he does say, in the passage maxims conveyed by it. As it is, we have quoted, “However good he is unable to digest them. A your cause, and however bad your name, however, by itself goes a adversary's, treaties must be ob- long way, if it is continually quoted served until they are repealed, in favour of any given course of or modified with the consent of action, without remark. We were all who were parties to them." determined that the deception thus This is the political canon which practised on the public should not Mr Canning has left us, clothed in go unexposed, as far as our humble words of great power and precision, efforts could avail to unmask it; elicited from him by the same kind and with that object alone has this of pressure which has been placed article been written, .
The trumpeters in a row,
With a note as clear as a bell,
To let the people know
From her palace forth doth go.
Princes, form in array !
Great ye are, and greater may be;
Pacing forth on her way
All words we can sing or say.
The streets that sound like the sea
When the tumult of life is high,
Straining each eye to see-
Whose subjects and lovers they be.
Sons and lovers and subjects all,
The high and the low together-
Rendering, every man and all,
And the nation's festival.
VOL. CLXI. --NO. DCCCCLXXX.
30 Hark! what is this which hushes the crowd ?
A sound of silence amid the noise ; The sweep of a pause through the plaudits loudA 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.
A little more, and there had been
INDEX TO VOL. CLXI.
ACQUISITION, A DOUBTFUL, 810. British navy, proposed additions to, 572
Brown, Mr A. L., scheme of, to defeat
Burma, the famine of 1896-97 in, 536
lower provinces of, 536-districts of,
ledge of Darwinism to the, 563 et seq. small peasant proprietors of, 540—
Burns, The Centenary,' by W. E.
Devereux, notice of, 104, 106 et seq. Buster BLUE DOLL, THE, 700.
history of the scheme, 269 et seq.-
275—the objections to, ib.- the best
from Sir T. Gray's Chronicle, 51 et seq. the strategical importance of, 278.
popular mind, 426-attack on Eastern by, 840 et seq.-documents regarding
rendered by, to Balkan States, 442. Cabot, Sebastian, early life of, 844, 846
THE GAME AND ITS DEVOTEES, 545. --discovery of North America claimed
- modern developments of, 546 - 'Cabot's Discovery of North America'
CALIFORNIA, SOME IMPRESSIONS
172 — the wild - flowers of, 173—the
the fauna of, 178.
time Command on Land Campaigns
attack on, by Marlborough, 798 et seq.
187 et seq.
Canal-boat, from Edinburgh to Glas- CROMER'S, LORD, REPORT :
YEAR'S PROGRESS IN EGYPT, 592.
DARIEL : ROMANCE of SURREY,
war of 1823, 878—Sir William Har- -XXI.-XXIV., 367—XXV.-XXX., 514-
D’ARTAGNAN, THE REAL MONSIEUR: "A
181— Matthew Arnold's connection D'Artagnan, M., the Mémoires' of,
Cardinal Mazarin, 766 — secret em-
280—the partition of, 281—the con- by King Louis XIV., 769—command
drances to development in, 295. DOLL, THE BUSTED BLUE, 700.
Dollar, The Land of the,' by Mr G. W.
Domestic lighting, improvements in,
during the Queen's reign, 605.
Dress, various fashions in, during the
Queen's reign, 623.
EASTERN QUESTION IN THE TWELFTH
Wales, 870—in Ireland, 871-want of, RICHARD, 389.
misrepresentations regarding the, 450
Effect of Maritime Command on Land
THE GAME AND ITS DEVOTEFS, 545. C. E. Callwell, notice of, 405.
Phipps Hornby' by, notice of, 405.
-equipment of, 626-early gallantry 405.
Queen's Own ” conferred upon, 632 financial condition of, 592 et seq.-
---campaigns of, in Afghanistan, ib. railway traffic of, 593—the continued
The Story of British occupation of, 597.
Eight Days' by Mr R. E. Forrest,
very district by, 856 - engineering Electricity, triumphs achieved by, during
ELRICK Walks, 823.
Delta, the,' by G. T. Walch, noticed,
• En Route' by M. J. P. Huysmans,
853 et seq.