24 FEBRUARY 1866, Page 1

On Thursday night Mr. Gladstone proposed in committee that a

monument should be erected in NVestminster Abbey to Lord Palmerston, and that the country should bear the expense. He quoted the precedents of Lord Chatham, Mr. Pitt, and Mr. Perceval, but oddly enough forgot Sir Robert Peel, his own finan- cial master, and had to get up a second time, after Mr. Disraeli had spoken, to apologize for forgetting him. He spoke with his usual skill, but scarcely perhaps with his usual animation, of Lord Pal-