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The pleasantest incident in Captain Mahan (U.S. Navy), rethe session of 1893 was when sponded,- charming fellow. Then my father went to Marlborough I responded, and proposed the Dean,
the Dean proposed the Burgesses. House in July as one of a
and he responded, and proposed deputation of five members to Ch. Ch. It was rather a job to present the Address of con- speak after two such men as Rosegratulation from the House of bery and Paget. However, they all Commons to the Prince and said. I praised Rosebery for having
seemed well pleased with what I Princess of Wales and the Duke kept up his classical training, and and Duchess of York on the said that any man might own a good marriage of the Duke of York. horse, but it was not every one who
could give him a good name (Ladas) My father had a great admir- and send back to Juvenal.1 ation for Lord Rosebery, and his When we came back to the Deanery pleasure in the Ch. Ch. Gaudy our young friend kept us going till was always enhanced by Lord midnight. Rosebery's presence. there in June 1894 as Prime
propos of this speech, I
remember my father telling us Minister, and just after he had
afterwards that when Lord won the Derby.
Rosebery made the quotation, “ June 22, 1894. – I had a very his neighbour (a divine, I think) pleasant visit to Oxford, and a good nudged him in the ribs and deal of chat with the Bishop and said, “Why doesn't he finish Mrs Creighton : he is evidently a very able man, and not a mere divine the quotation? why doesn't and historian. Commemoration was he finish the quotation ?-Bedull and the day wet. Merry of
cause I persecuted the Church course first-rate, although he did not of God.' The question of the say enough about Coleridge. Rosebery arrived at the Deanery soon
Welsh Church was just then after 6. His first question in the the question of the day. drawing-room was, Where are the In 1894 my father visited children?' so they were sent for, and the Crimea with Sir John he began to romp with them, and
Pender, on his steam - yacht they made such a row running about the gallery. We dined a little over
Electra. There were on board 100, and it was a real delight to sit Lord Wolseley, Sir Evelyn next to my young friend Rosebery, Wood, Mr Bayard, the Amerias I called him. The Dean made
can Ambassador, Lord Kelvin, very good speeches,-'Queen,' Prince of Wales,' "The Christ Church Prime
and others.' I give some exMinisters of Queen Victoria,'-Peel, tracts from his diary :Derby,' "Gladstone, Salisbury, • Rosebery. The last responded so “ Aug. 19th.— I appeared on deck at delightfully, and enlarged on all the 7 A.M., exclaiming, “Est in conspectu Ch. Ch. Premiers of century_xix. Tenedos ?' Wolseley answered, 'I
Lord Grenville, Duke of Port- knew you would say so.' We had land, Lord Liverpool, Mr Canning such a delicious time with Tenedos He said he was the least of the on our left
Besika Bay, Sigeum, apostles, not worthy to be called an Mount Ida. Troy behind a low hill. apostle.' The Dean proposed the new Scamander towering out from the D.C.L.'s, to which Sir E. Fry, and plain, and the tombs of Achilles,
Ajax, and Patroclus. Then we passed light a bonfire on some commanding
coachman drove. Osman Pacha (the
hero of Plevna) sat opposite to him.
The Sultan drove himself backwhich even Wolseley did not know. driving alone with no servants, al
“Aug. 22.- Arrived at Sebastopol. though attended by people on foot Black Sea mild as Marmora, and and horseback. During service we amiable as the Ægean after the had Russian tea with lemon, and boisterous Bosphorus. The place were invited to go to another kiosk has surprised me. There are here (that of the Ambassadors). There and there a few bouses shattered by we found the Italian Ambassador the siege. But the whole town is (Signor Catalani) and his son, a practically rebuilt,-- looks as bright youth of eighteen (grandson of old as Naples and much cleaner, and Musurus), who has just left Har: does credit to Russian energy. Left row after gaining the first prize cards on the Governor, Admiral, and for Shakespeare and Latin. His General. Drove to Flagstaff Bastion, father introduced me to him, and afterwards to Cathcart's Hill, then, I had a good deal of chat. Amleaving Redan to left, to Malakoff. bassadors were necessarily intended The Governor and Admiral of the to have an audience. Mr Bayard Port in full uniform dined with us was introduced by his Minister. and the British Consul.
last. We “23rd.-Started at 8 in four car- taken upstairs, through two rooms riages, each with three horses. into the presence - chamber, where Drove to Alma, twenty miles very were the Sultan and his Chamberlain, rough road. Walked to Telegraph Munir Pacha. The room was very Hill and various spots on the battle- dark. Abdul Hamid looks much field. Lunched in a cool spot outside older than his age (fifty-two), is very an orchard shaded with poplars and Jewish, with an aquiline nose, and willows on bank of the river.
dignified. He shook hands with us “24th.–Started at 10 in a launch all separately. Then the chief dragfor Inkerman Bridge, a beautiful oman to our Embassy presented each twenty minutes' run to mouth of one-speaking in Turkish. The SulTchernaya. Then Pender, our con- tan spoke in Turkish. The dragosul, and I went along the Tchernaya man translated the Sultan's speeches under the heights of Inkerman, saw into English, and our replies, which the spot where the astounding folly were in English, into Turkish. To of the charge of the Light Brigade Lord Wolseley, who was first, the blotted our Balaclava victory. Wol. Sultan said very little. He addressed seley, Wood, Portsmouth, and Ardagh Sir J. Pender next, then Lord Portsrode. Had tea with the Gover- mouth, and Lord Kelvin. He then nor and his wife and her sister said to me he hoped I liked his and brother ; sat at table in a large country. I told him I had visited balcony, · tea, wine, and fruit. it before, and was delighted to have Ladies talked English. The Russian an opportunity of seeing it again. Black Sea fleet espied in harbour- He said it did not look well now six ironclads. Torpedo-boats, &c., all in consequence of the earthquake. ready to start for the Golden Horn I replied England had sympathised
I when required! I am more struck with the sufferers at Constantinople, than ever by the folly and futility of and we had done what we could to the war into which we drifted in express our sympathy. Sir Evelyn 1854, and I should like to send the Wood's turn came next, and the effigies of Aberdeen and Gladstone to Sultan asked if he had been in the
Crimean war. He said he had. He those who were in the Gallery, all was then in the navy, and served coming up to congratulate. People in the trenches. His Majesty looked on both sides said I had the honours more animated and pleased during of the day.” his talk with Wood than at any other time. Then he asked some He and his candidate no casual question of Sir J. Ardagh, doubt had the honours of the and added he was sorry he could not see more of us as it was a very
but from the moment Mr
day; busy day (being his Accession day Gully was elected my father, seventeen years ago), and he had to as he has said in a previous give so many audiences. Then he article, conceived the highest shook hands again with each of us separately, and we bowed ourselves opinion of his powers and of separately, and we bowed ourselves his firmness and knowledge out and retired.
“Returning, went through the of the ways of the House. Canal recently opened."
When the time came for the In April 1895 my father was
new House to meet, with a
150 for Lord greatly gratified by being asked majority of to propose Sir M. White Ridley Salisbury's Government, and for the Speakership, by the feelings were divided as to special desire of both Mr Bal- whether the majority should four and Sir Matthew.
He disregard what had happened wrote on April 8 :
earlier in the year and elect
a Speaker from among them“Whitbread and I have conferred, selves, my father exerted his and we shall not abuse each other or each other's candidate. The Speaker
influence strongly in favour has just given us a most charming of the constitutional practice valedictory address, quite like him- of retaining a Speaker, with self; so when Gladstone and two the result that he had the generations of Peels have passed unique experience of proposing away, it almost seems time for me to go also.”
as Speaker, in August, the
candidate he had opposed in And on April 10:
April. There was nothing “You will like to know how the forced or insincere in what he speech' went off. I think I may said in August, as Mr Speaker without vanity say it was a distinct Gully had won golden opinions success.
I have been overwhelmed from him by his management with compliments, not only from our own side, but from Tim Healy, who of the House during May and told me there was so much fun and June. wit in it, and Blake, who said, “Sir He has already mentioned John Mowbray, why don't you speak having presented the address oftener in the House ?' John Burns said I had almost converted him ;
from Oxford University on Willie Redmond, that I had converted her Majesty's Jubilee in 1897. him, Dr Tanner, &c. Walter Foster He enjoyed doing so extremely, told me they were all delighted on
and was delighted with the the Treasury bench, and George Lefevre said it was the best speech I
show made by Oxford, the had made in my life. The House was deputation (consisting of about with me all through, and I made two thirty) being headed by Lord or three distinct hits. Whitbread Salisbury in full robes, his looked as if he did not like his task.
train borne by two grandsons. You would have been amused, too, at the 'perfect ovation' I got at the Cambridge sent twenty, headed Carlton – members of our House, by the Duke of Devonshire,
with Mr Victor Cavendish as careers he specially watched I train - bearer. London Uni- may mention Mr Asquith, and versity mustered about a dozen. in later years Sir E. Gray ; It was a
beautiful scene, the and, above all, Lord Curzon Throne Room was lined with of Kedleston, whom he had the Indian Imperial Service watched from his Eton days, reCorps in their magnificent uni- joicing in the brilliant speeches forms, and he specially noted which he made whilst Under how well the Queen looked Secretary for Foreign Affairs, and how admirably Lord Salis- and often saying, “They must bury read the Address. The take him into the Cabinet.” question as to the Fathership During the many years of his of the House after Mr Villiers' parliamentary life there were death afforded him some amuse- very few members for whom ment. I may add that he he had not a good word, and never had any doubt himself in return, I believe, few who as to his right to the title. On had not a kindly feeling for the first day of the session of him. Mr Justin M'Carthy has 1898 he wrote:
spoken in his Reminiscences of
his pleasant intercourse with “Things have been very pleasant and amusing. First the policeman's my father, and the feeling of greeting, 'Hope you are quite well, respect and regard was mutual. Sir John ; you have quite recovered With the Labour Members also your colour. Then the chorus in the he was always friendly. His House and lobbies is, 'How well you dislike of Mr Bradlaugh's opinlook !' Cohen said, You want to be the Father of the House, but I shall ions did not prevent him from vote against you on one ground only holding a very high view of - you look too young, you look Mr Bradlaugh’s capacity. With younger than you did last year. The Mr John Burns he was on most Speaker's greeting was very pleasant and I hope significant : as he shook friendly terms; and he had quite me by the hand he said, “I suppose
I a bond of union with Mr Broadmust greet you as Father of the hurst in the love and admiraHouse in spite of what I read to the
tion they both felt for Oxford, contrary' Men of all shades of
Christ opinion seem to take the same view,
and, above all, for and if I draw
Mr Broadhurst often any conclusion, the feeling of the House is very much referred to the time when he in my favour. Dr Tanner said, "Now had worked on the repairs to the you are the Father, we must look Cathedral, now many years ago. after your health.' The three Clerks all greeted me in a row. Palgrave
My father went to the opensaid something on saluting the ing of Parliament on February 7, Father, Milman followed, and said 1899, and wrote his last letter Undoubtedly, and then Jenkinson about the House on that day :joined in chorus." My father's interest in young up to this House, where all people are
“ It does one good always to come men was very marked, and I without exception so kind. Everythink that it grew stronger as
where the same remark greets me, years went on.
'We are all so glad to see you lookman of promise on either side ing so well. I have had most satisof the House attracted his at- Ellis, and they both agree to help to
factory chats with Halsey and John tention. Amongst those whose carry on the Committees.”
He voted against Mr S. position. They had no sympathy with Smith's amendment to the the Ritualism of this fin - de- siècle Address, with regard to dis- age.
Pusey and Keble and many
others had no sympathy with what cipline in the Church of Eng- attracts so many of our younger land, and then left the House — clergy and offends the English laity. only to return for the Budget
And it is well that the truth should speech on Thursday, April 13. be set forth by one who knows what He went there again on the
he is writing about. Mr Walsh's
80-called “History' of the movement following Monday, when he left is nothing of the kind.” it to return
His love for it remained to the This was probably the last last, and no ending to his life letter he ever wrote, and it may
, could have been more fitting fitly conclude these fragmentary than that he should have reminiscences-showing him to spent the last hours he passed
have been in the truest sense out of his own house in "qualis ab incepto"--consistent
“” that other House which he to the close. had known and loved for seventy years.
I have said nothing here as In previous articles (Sir John to my father's views on Church wrote) I have said something of questions, nor is this the place the great figures at Westminto do so at length. From a ster during my earlier political constitutional point of view, I career.
A word or two now know that he regretted that about one or two of the most the Public Worship Regulation distinguished of my later conAct of 1874 had not been sub- temporaries. Mr Bright, of mitted to Convocation before course, was one of the great being introduced into Parlia- figures of this period, as he ment, and to the end of his life was of the earlier which ended he was what I suppose would with the death of Palmerston. be described as an old-fashioned It is not necessary to add to High Churchman. The follow- what I have said already about ing letter to Mr Nye, written his eloquence. He was always on April 15, a week before he very greatly in earnest. died, may
be of interest collect his once saying someshowing the freshness of his thing or other in the Quaker interests and the tenacity of vein, and Palmerston, in replyhis judgment up to the last :- ing, referred to him the
“Reverend Gentleman”! There “A heavy domestic affliction has was no love lost between the involved my absence from London
two. But Mr Bright was in for more than two months. Upon
earnest about everything. His my return I find your kind letter with your valuable book, "The Story keenness in voting for the
' of the Oxford Movement. I accept Union, and in upholding it in your kind gift with much gratitude, all matters and not merely in and I may add that I had previously
the Irish Question, was extraread it with great satisfaction.
"You place the Oxford Movement ordinary. He was a very simand most of its leaders in their true ple man. I remember once VOL. CLXVII.-NO. MXI.