21 NOVEMBER 1908, Page 19

At the present stage probably the less said the better

on the whole subject. We must, however, point out the great courage which the Archbishop of Canterbury has shown in acting as he has acted. He has brought upon himself the fierce opposition, nay, denunciation, of the extremists in the Church, and he has done this with his eyes open and fully knowing what his action entailed. Since, however, he believes himself to be acting not only in the public interest, but in the highest interest of the Church, he has been content to bear the brunt of attack even from those whom for other reasons be is anxious not to offend. We greatly regret to note that the Archbishop met with an accident at the beginning of the week, involving a painful muscular strain. It is greatly to be hoped that be will be restored to full physical activity before the new Education Bill reaches the Lords.