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of carrying out a holy war or securing into them every time they much-desired loot, they may at once stirred. in one moment be gathered together by the prestige and the force of some

How can Mr Morley or Sir learler that may arise among them. William Harcourt, a smaller And so it is with the enemies we are Englander than even his faithconfronting. At any moment a Mahdi ful henchman, who, indeed, or a Mad Mullah may arise, and they will bear down upon you to carry out says that he is not one at all, the Jehad and to carry

away the loot. thereby indicating the existence I therefore entreat you, notwithstand- of another rift, ever reunite ing these flattering symptoms, to re- with a section which the memmain in your ranks and to keep your ber for the Montrose Burghs powder dry. There may be plenty

describes for you to do much sooner than

as something between expect.”

a monkey and a toad, with the

tail of the one and the fasting We see no signs of the new powers of the other ? The prophet at present. The Lib- creature is not a chameleon eral party, if it can be said to which lives on insects. It is exist after Mr Asquith’s evis- a Liberal Imperialist like Mr ceration of it, is in much the Asquith and Lord Rosebery, same plight as Sir William who live on open questions ; Harcourt

told the or, to judge by Mr Asquith, on Armenians were in, after help shadows. In this flattering had been promised them, as he description of Lord Rosebery's alleged, by England. They following Mr Morley includes must, he thought, be crying the chameleon's power of changout with the lady in Bluebeard, ing its hues, and on this point “Sister Anne, Sister Anne, do Mr Asquith had to listen to you see anybody coming ?" If an unpalatable truth. He has all the Liberals can see by changed “the broad-brimmed looking out of the window is hat and drab attire of the Sir Henry Campbell - Banner- Quaker for the plumes and man, truly they are in “a flashing scarlet of the Crusaparlous state.” Mr Morley has der.” He admits that he made resigned his post, and Mr As- a mistake in condemning the quith cannot leave his briefs. Egyptian expedition when it If it were possible for Sir first set out, and that he now William Harcourt to come applauds it, because of its brilback again he would be less liant success. His opposition able to command the allegiance to it was very likely quite of the whole Liberal party in honest, but what

to the House of Commons than he think of his judgment ? The was before. The compliments Government who despatched it recently exchanged between Mr had no doubt of its success, Asquith and Mr Morley are not and they were right. Mr forgotten in a hurry. If the Asquith chose to prefer his rent were patched up the

the own private opinion, and was sections of the party would be wrong. With what face can only pinned together, with the any public man who has made probability of the pins running such a dangerous mistake this

are we


himself away.

come forward to solicit

our great Radical changes which confidence in his sagacity or may hereafter become living restatesmanship? He has given alities, he declares that they can

only be carried out by a party We know not how Mr Mor- which is "catholic, comprehenley distinguishes between the sive, disciplined, and united.” "pagan pride of empire” and We are glad to hear this, as we the British pride of those great may still sleep in peace. And soldiers and statesmen “ who he adds: “If there were in made the

the majesty of this their midst the strife and anirealm. Mr Asquith talks mosities of sections and the much more common-sense when factions which some people behe refers to the conduct of the lieved existed, they must be Rosebery Liberals on the Fash- trampled down and cast out oda question. To show that before the party could England was unanimous was more become a potent instruthe surest means of preventing ment of reform.”

We comwar. He very naturally resents mend these words to Mr Morley the imputations thrown broad- and Sir

Sir William Harcourt. cast by Mr Morley on his former To be trodden under foot by colleagues, and refutes them Mr Asquith would be scarcely with a warmth which augurs ill a political euthanasia. . But it for any future reconciliation is delightful to see how these Pointing to the phantoms of Radicals love one another!



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My father, Josceline Percy, “ House of Lords " from having was born in 1784. At thirteen several noblemen's sons on board years of age he was appointed of her, and, naturally, these as a volunteer of the first olass youngsters came in for an extra to H.M.S. Sans Pareil, carrying share of rough treatment. I Admiral Lord Hugh Seymour's remember my father saying flag, and joined her at the Nore. that for two years he never His uncle and aunt, the Duke sat down to a meal, as he and and Duchess of Northumber- the other lads who had just land, having given him,, the joined were not allowed to former a chest of plate, and enter the midshipman's mess, the latter a medicine-chest, to but had to snatch their food as take to sea with him, the boy best they could. was so laughed at for bringing My father was afterwards such luxuries that he threw the appointed to the Victory, under medicine-chest overboard, and Lord Nelson, on the Mediterthe plate would have shared ranean station, who sent him the same fate had it not been with private despatches to the handed over to the charge of Queen of Naples, and letters to the ship's purser. The Sans Lady Hamilton, which he was Pareil was ironically called the instructed to deliver into her

1 Admiral Percy was a son of the Earl of Beverley. His eldest brother subsequently succeeded to the dukedom of Northumberland, on the death, in 1865, of his first cousin, Algernon, the fourth duke.




own hands.

The Queen pre- another kingdom, more especisented him with two magni- ally when that title and posificent old silver lamps; and, on tion is already held by a native his return from Naples to re- of that kingdom.” join H.M.S. Victory, Lord Nel- At that time there was son gave him a sword, saying Portuguese Marquis d'Abrantès. to him, “Young man, I envy Every morning Junot used to you! at your age, and in these take out a miniature of his wife times, you ought to have a fine and kiss it.

She was a very career before you.”

beautiful woman. After the Convention of On leaving my father's ship, Cintra, when the French agreed Junot gave him a magnificent to evacuate Portugal, he had dressing-case with gold fittings. orders to convey General Junot, Whilst at La Rochelle, my then a prisoner in the hands of father was invited to dine with the English, to La Rochelle. the French naval officers there, Junot and my father became but he thought it more prudent great friends. He meant to

He meant to to decline the invitation, lest he have made himself King of might not be permitted to rePortugal. He told my father turn to his ship. that he was the son of an

Junot himself came to urge avocat, and owed his advance to him to accept it, and pledged being able to read and write, his honour that all would be which in those days was an well, and that no deception honourable distinction in the was intended. French line regiments. He pledge your honour that, should acted as Secretary to Napoleon, orders arrive from Paris to when the latter was the col- seize me and detain my ship, onel of the regiment in which you would not feel obliged to he, Junot, was a sergeant. On obey them?” asked my father. one occasion (I forget at which Junot replied that he could battle the incident occurred) he not do so, should such orders was writing on a drum-head at arrive, and retired. His visit Napoleon's dictation, when a was followed by one from the cannon - ball struck the earth French Admiral, who also close to them. “Nous ne man- urged him to accept their inquerons pas de la poussière, vitation. My father told him

colonel," he remarked, that, though he had implicit calmly. He began his brilliant confidence in the honour of the career from that day, and, when French officers, he could not talking of it to my father, said, accept their hospitality. “Now Napoleon is an emperor, cause,” said he, “I do not acand I am a duke !”

knowledge your Emperor, and “We do not acknowledge in will not trust his Government.” England that General Bonaparte is an emperor," replied My father always spoke of my father to

this remark; Lord Nelson as having a singu“neither do we admit that he lar power of attaching all under has a right to confer titles in his command to himself, from

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the highest officers to the low- the greatest seaman in the est cabin - boy serving under world. Captain Hardy took his flag. Lord Nelson's sense their request to Lord Nelson, of religion was sincere and and urged him to comply with strong. He brought it with it. Notwithstanding the Adhim into his profession, and it miral's peevish reply of — never left him. My father, “What in the world is there who knew him intimately, said, to see in an old withered fel

Though it ” (his religious low like myself ?” he ordered feeling) "did not keep him that they should be admitted. from the great error of his Lord Nelson always wore life, it ought to be remem- short breeches and silk stockbered that few were so ings, and at that moment his strongly tempted; and I be- legs were bound up at the lieve that had Nelson's home knees and ankles with pieces of been made to him what a wife brown paper soaked in vinegar, of good temper and judgment and tied on with red tape. This would have made it, never had been done to allay the would he have forsaken it.” irritation arising from A great cause of quarrel and quito-bites. Quite forgetting dissension between Lord and his attire and the extraordinary Lady Nelson was the latter's appearance which it presented, son by a former marriage, who Lord Nelson went deck was not a satisfactory person and conducted the interview from Lord Nelson's point of with the Spanish captains with view.

such perfect courtesy that his

singular appearance was quite My father never forgave obliterated by the charm of Captain Hardy for turning his manner, and the Spaniards up all hands, and ordering left the ship with their high the ship’s tailor to sew up his opinion of him thoroughly conpockets on the quarter-deck, firmed. My father had had the early He was very peevish about morning midshipman's watch; trifles, and would sometimes it was in the North Sea, the say to Captain Hardy, “Hardy, weather was bitterly cold, and it is very hard that I cannot Hardy had found him with his have my breakfast punctually hands in his pockets.

when I order it!”

Nelson subsequently got my When Lord Nelson was com- father his lieutenancy, and he manding the Mediterranean was appointed to the Diadem, Fleet, and was lying off the whose boats he commanded at Spanish coast, the captains of the capture of the Cape of Good two Spanish frigates, just ar- Hope. In 1810 he was given, rived from America, sent to appropriately enough, the comentreat an audience of him, mand of H.M.S. Hotspur. merely to give themselves the I recollect hearing from him gratification of seeing a person that on one occasion, when the whom they considered to be Hotspur was ordered to destroy

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