of the day have at least the merit of originality.
Addressing a meeting of Conservatives at York on Monday night, he seems to
have distinguished himself greatly by the display of perspicacity which has
enabled him to detect designs on the part of Mr. GLADSTONE which have hitherto
been hidden from the rest of the world.
It appears that the Prime Minister’s object in introducing an institution
with a “nasty humbugging French name” is to “shut-up” the House of Commons
and the Nation. Intoxicated by the example of France, Mr. GLADSTONE desires to
force all manner of French institutions upon this country.
Sir William solemnly warned his hearers of the inevitable consequences. “
All over France at this moment they saw most violent attempts at anarchy and
confusion;” and, in his opinion, it is evident that we shall soon see a similar
state of things in England if we once allow Mr. GLADSTONE to carry the
Sir William WORSLEY’s originality, as we have said is remarkable; but it
must be confessed that the worthy Baronet’s speeches ought to be allowed to get
to the print. The bogey of French Revolution may still frighten a roomful of
children or farm laborers; but it is sadly out of place in the columns of
the daily press.
The next time Sir William wishes to flaunt the antiquated French spectre
before the eyes of his friends, he should be careful to do it in private,
unless he wishes to make himself ridiculous.