13 FEBRUARY 1909, Page 25

Joseph Cowen's Speeches. Revised by his Daughter. (Long- mans and

Co. 2s. Gd. net.)—The subjects of these speeches are the Near East, foreign and Imperial affairs, and the British Empire. We are glad to see their publication. There are, indeed, some things in them from which wo differ, but they are the eloquent utterances of a single-minded man, Politicians who cannot get on with their party, and change their standpoint, are often inconvenient people, but they are also often enlightening. We are glad to see that, " later on, a biography and complete edition of Joseph Cowen's speeches will appear."