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Probably Mr. Disraeli himself was not very anxious to do

'more that get up a decent and specious appearance of heat at his great defeat. Rumour says that when he heard of Lord Salisbury's ominous outbreak against Mr. Gladstone's "arrogant will," and his generally warlike advice to the Lords on Tuesday night, he scornfully remarked that "the young man's head was on fire ;" and whether he made any such remark or not, there can be little doubt that he used all his influence with Lord Cairns to promote that private negotiation with Lord Granville by which the question was settled. Mr. Disraeli is fairly sick of the Irish-Church majorities, and sees no chance for himself till he can get on to some question on which the opinion of the constituencies is not so terribly well known.