14 APRIL 1866, Page 2

Oxford had a Reform meeting yesterday week, in which Mr.

Neate attacked Earl Grosvenor in a very personal way, urging that on the ground of some academical failure he was entirely un- fit to mediate among the great intellectual forces of Parliament. We never knew that Oxford attempted to gauge political capacity. Has Mr. Bright ever gone through the schools, or even shown that he could have distinguished himself there? Mr. Cardwell was equal to the occasion,—it is the kind of occasion to which he is always equal,—and rebuked his colleague with grave and regret- ful surprise, extracting, however, only a half apology by a remon- strance that might have wrung team from a less determined offender.