18 MAY 1867, Page 3

Mr. Disraeli on Monday informed the House that Mr. Walpole

had resigned, but hinted that he would remain in the Cabinet. If so, it is a pity he should think it beneath his dignity to take the Duchy of Lancaster, to be vacated by Lord Devon. He is a bad Home Secretary, but he is a thoughtful and high-principled man, who knows what a proposal means, and who brings to the Cabinet an element of conscientiousness which, with all its Dukes, that body rather lacks. Minister of Justice he cannot be, but he would snake a capital Minister of Grace.