19 JUNE 1926, Page 3

We regret to record the death of Lord Dunraven, who

has been for so many years an attractive figure in the public eye. He inherited high position in Ireland and South Wales, but the multiplicity of his interests pre- vented absolute achievement in any one sphere. His unsuccessful efforts to win the America Cup made his name perhaps more prominent than anything else, though he took no small place on the Turf. His work as a special correspondent in Abyssinia in the 'sixties and in the Franco-Prussian War was undertaken from love of adventure, but he did other serious work as Chairman of the House of Lords Commission on Sweating (we remember the verses in Punch with the refrain, " Quoth Dunraven, ' Nevermore ! ' ") and as Parlia- mentary Under-Secretary for the Colonies. Though generally a Unionist, he developed independent views on Irish questions and had a powerful influence upon the Devolution movement when Mr. George Wyndham was Chief Secretary. He became a Senator of the Free State. He was generous, not to say reckless, with money. He saw many lands and seas and many sides of life, and his experience and versatility made him a commentator who will be greatly missed.