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[TO THE EDITOR Or THE "SPECTATOR.'] SIR,,—In a recent review of Mr. Trevelyan's " Life of Bright" you spoke of Bright's absence of gesture in his public speak- ing. Now I heard Bright's speech in the House of Commons on March 19th, 1869, on the Irish Church Bill, and was struck by the quantity of gesture in it—in some passages there seemed almost to be a separate gesticulation for each word. If Bright's manner was the same on other occasions it would be quite contrary to fact to say that his speeches were marked

by absence of gesture.—I am, Sir, &c., K.