7 JULY 1866, Page 2

Mr. Gladstone made his farewell speech as Chancellor of the

Exchequer on Thursday evening. He was moving for an ad- journment to Monday, and took the opportunity of expressing to those who had supported his Reform Bill the thanks of the entire Cabinet, and more especially his own, " because I am sensible that there may be many disadvantages under which they have had to act, in consequence of any part or influence I may have had in the matter." This is, we believe, the only occasion on which Mr. Glad- stone has alluded to the personal bitterness entertained towards him by a section of the House, and the allusion was gracefully made. Let him wait quietly and abstain from agitation, and he will not have to thank Liberals for following him, but they him for march- ing at their head. Rancour is long-lived, but the rancour excited by Mr. Gladstone is nothing to that which once followed Sir Robert Peel, and which he survived.