Then followed a debate on the history of the Devastation,
which it had been elaborately rumoured would be a historically exhaustive debate, a debate of revelation, to the point almost of impeachment. There was an evident fullness of expecta- tion and preparation. But Lord Henry Lennox forthwith took to "roaring as gently as a sucking dove." And after all, nothing came of it. We give some account of the debate elsewhere. Mr. Goschen somewhat scornfully referred in reply to the charges that had been expected to be made, and that had been rather freely made in Mr. Childers's absence, but to which he was still denied the opportunity of reply, in the one only proper place for such a reply ; and he was easily able to give Lord II. Lennox alt the useful information required.