21 APRIL 1866, Page 2

Lord Eleho on Thursday was amusing, but in a-. rough

way, and with little genuine Liberalism. He allowed a dislike of feeling to any Reform Bill to crop out in spite of, denials whieh• areintellectually true,—praising, for example, Lord Palmerston's " calm and judicious" refusal to touch the matter at all. Calling the Bill the "first page in the Book of Numbere was a poor pun, and there is not a great deal of point in nicknaming Mr. Glad- stone Saul,. and Arr. Bright his armour-bearer ; but Lord Eleho was effective in describing the hesitation and disgust with which many members will walk into the Government lobby, and in the heavy rebuke he administered to Sir W. Hutt, who is openly sacrificing his convictions to the will of some electors of Gates- head. The only defect in. that part of the argument was that courage comes easily to. an Earl's eldest son, who under any-con- ceivable suffrage is nearly sure to be returned for his father's lands.