29 SEPTEMBER 1866, Page 2

Who composed that overpowering eloquence poured forth on Mr. Bright

at the Reform meeting.on Monday at Manchester, and which Mr. B4ght endured like a hero, without more than the faintest indication of a desire to smile ? We could scarcely find its match without going either to a Fenian meeting or a United States caucus. "The cry for Reform resounds throughout the North, rolling in determined tones over the plains. of Lancashire, rushing along her valleys, and eeheingfrom hill,to hill." That is pretty well. How does a ery "roll in determined tones?" We understand a cry uttered in determined tones, but-when the cry has once set off rolling it has apparently got into metaphor, and therefore, we should have-thought, left its "tones,' which are not metaphorical, behind it. When, too, at the next stage, it rushes' along the valleys, it seems to have returned into metaphor, the metaphor of a stream, but then, again, it is afterwards echoed -from hill to hill,' whieh is not after-the usual fashion of a stream. Then, there is a good deal more about "laurels," and " unfading lustre," and" impending future," and all the regular stuccoed -rhetoric. Mr. Bright, who is a great master of style, must-have ;shivered as- he listened.