8 APRIL 1876, Page 3

On Thursday night, again, Lord Morley tried to expunge the

clause which associates three delegates from each College with the Commission, for the purpose of making statutes relative to that College. Lord Lansdowne said the proposal was like saying to a prisoner, "We are anxious to give you every opportunity, but we will not allow you to employ counsel. We will, however, let you put a few personal friends of your own upon the jury." Of course, Lord Cairns was down upon Lord Morley at once for likening the Colleges to "a prisoner at the bar." But strictly speaking, though the comparison was not compli- mentary, it was very much to the point. What is complained of now is, that the Colleges keep too much of their revenues to themselves, and think too little of the good of the University. To give each College three votes on every issue of the kind, is to provide that it shall not be condemned, unless the Commission is so unanimous against it that there are not even two members who can be won over to the same side. Lord Morley's amendment was, nevertheless, rejected without a