Sir George Bowyer took advantage of the Foreign Policy Kdehate
yesterday week to pour out his genial bitterness,—the -worthy baronet tells yon you are a villain with a jovial laugh in his eyes,—upon Prussia and Italy. Prussia not being Catho- lic, is an "ultra-buccaneer," Austria a just man under misfor- tune, and Italy guilty of "corrupt bargain and conspiracy " for liberating Venetia from foreign rule. Mr. Gladstone, in the course of a noble reply, which we have analyzed elsewhere, gently chaffed Sir George Bowyer as a man whose speeches were perused as we "peruse those of the Marquis de BOissy," and who possessed the "truly admirable faculty of giving utterance to accusations the most violent and invectives the most severe with a degree of .,good humour which is absolutely surprising." It is, however, really too bad to chaff the honourable member for Dundalk. What with the cession of Venetia, and the coming evacuation of Rome, and the defeat in Mexico, and the collapse of Austria, and the rise of Prussia, and the humiliation of Bavaria, and the temper -of Cardinal Cullen, and Mr. Gladstone's popularity, and all the other works of the devil, a decent Ultramontane is obliged to think that the world will soon be punished dor its iniquities. Now, as the world is a very pleasant place to Sir George Bowyer, he does not feel happy at a prospect which he still believes to be thoroughly deserved by the sine of very nice people with whom he dines with great pleasure, and whom he-would not put in thumbscrews unless ids confessor made a point of it.