30 JUNE 1866, Page 1

Earl Grey concluded the debate in a speech the greater

part of which was upon the now extinguished Reform Bill. He stated, however, that in his judgment the Government had no right to resign, the House of Commons, while defeating their Bill, having shown much anxiety to retain them in power. They ought "to have eaten humble pie," and not have wasted an entire session, advice which comes oddly from a statesman who might be Premier to-morrow,—we wish heartily be were,—if he could only be persuaded to believe that it was impossible for him to mono- polize all the intellect and conscientiousness in the world. If Earl Grey were a man who could under any circumstances whatsoever "eat humble pie," the country would have had none of this difficulty.