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" Wellington is gone, and where is his successor I"

'Spectator, 28th April.

Wellesley ! thou shouldst be living at this hour! England bath need of thee ! Through all, our ken Finds jarring feebleness : Forme, Tape, and Pen, Stiff, blind Routine, have saddened hall and bower, And paralyzed our ancient English dower Of stubborn energy ; all soulless men! Thou art gone from us ; is.there none, again To lead with order, insight, boldness, power ?

Method and means with thee dwelt not apart ; Thou hadst a voice whose sound came o'er the sea Ringing of triumphs won, of fields to be ; Thy hand could guide the battle's vast array ban . To victory assured ; and yet thy heart

- The chiefs least duty on itself did lay !

Committee Room, No.17 ; 4th Hay 1856. F.