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elaborate dogmatic test now administered to hundreds of whom to

63. A subsequent amendment in favour of the right of the scarcely a unit accepts it with any intelligent conviction ; Mr. press to trial by jury was lost only by a vote of 188 to 65, and Henley became irrelevantly coarse, as he is apt to do, about these increasing majorities seem to have alarmed the Emperor. Oxford men of all creeds " hunting a pig with a greased tail down His reply to the whole Address; given on Thursday, was unusually High Street," the pig in question being apparently a personifi- mild and formal: He asked " what attraction his power would cation of an eclectic religion ; and Lord Cranborne, with his usual have for him if separated from the love of justice," whether he hard banter, proposed a committee consisting of Sir G. Bowyer, " could have borne the weight of Government for the last eighteen Mr. Coleridge, Mr. Bright, Mr. Hadfield, Mr. Baines, Mr. J. S. years, with its incessant anxieties and heavy responsibilities," but for Mill, and Mr. Butler-Johnstone, to report to the House what is the sense of duty. He also desired liberty, but "a liberty based upon meant by " unsectarian religion, upon the general basis of good intelligence, generous instincts, and the noble exertions of labour, feeling, without any creed or basis of belief." The division showed not a. liberty bordering upon licence. For fifteen years France, an immense majority of 114-217 for the Bill and 103 against it, had developed and increased, and her high destiny would be ful- but Sir Stafford Northeote maintained that many of his party filled." The meaning of all this is that the Emperor is not quite had gone away not expecting a division,—an assertion echoed on so convinced in March that France likes repression as he was in real drift of the amendment of the forty-six.