The Life of William Ewart Gladstone Volume 1

The Life of William Ewart Gladstone Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...Eook, it will be a noble crowning to t he work of the present Parliament. We must all resume its consideration with an enrnest desire to acknowledge the large and generous spirit with which the Government has addressed itself to the subject.and co-operate w ith the high purposes it has in view; and as the erroneous impression conveyed by Mr. Gladstone's allusion to Sir Robert Inglis and the Pope could not pass without notice, I have written this letter with a view of getting it out of the way before wo come to the real business."' Mr. Horsman--' What is the date of that letter?' 'The date is 7, Richmond Terrace, Feb. 15, and it is signed "Edward Horsman." I have read the House the letter, and in the early part of the evening they have been furnished with the comment. And now I will say this--Whatever faults you mny find with The fact that the Government were willing to give up the 'gaging clauses, ' combined with the admission that they had never intended to sanction the wholesale affiliation of diocesan colleges, afforded a momentary but delusive hope that the measure might ultimately weather the storm. Sir W. Harcourt, who spoke on the third night of the discussion, supported the bill, though he was far from admitting that it was a successful specimen of legislating according to Irish ideas. Dr. Ball vigorously attacked the measure, and Mr. Bernal Osborne expressed his surprise that a Cabinet with eight double first-class Oxford men in it could have so blundered in a matter of education. Mr. Cardwell said that all the points which had been objected to were open for discussion in committee, and there was nothing to bind the House to abide by the bill as it stood. This admission had the unfortunate effect of damaging instead of...show more

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  • Paperback | 414 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 735g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123662680X
  • 9781236626806