29 JANUARY 1910, Page 3

Lord Rosebery in Glasgow yesterday week made an amusing speech

on the Peers' disabilities and political posters. "The sensation with which a Peer paraded the streets at this moment recalled to his mind the melancholy position of David Copperfield after a domestic misadventure in which he bore a discreditable but not wholly inexcusable part, when he went to school, and having in the agony of a beating bitten the hand of his stepfather, his new master put on his back a placard with He bites' on it. And when for the purpose of walking about the streets he divested himself of the ermine and coronet, which, as was well known, was the habitual attire of a Peer, he was uneasily conscious that something like this moral placard was on his back."