13 MAY 1882, Page 2

In the House of Commons, Mr. Gladstone, who only with

the greatest difficulty succeeded in getting through his short speech, spoke of the late Mr. Burke as one of the ablest, most upright, most experienced, and most eminent members of the Civil Service ; while of Lord Frederick Cavendish he did not venture to speak by name at all, referring to him only as one still nearer home struck by the hand of the as- sassin, one possessed of a heart among the very noblest that ever beat in an English breast, a heart " full of love for Ireland, fall of hope for her future, full of capacity to render her service." Sir Stafford Northcote, in a few warm and well- chosen words, seconded Mr. Gladstone's motion ; while Mr. Forster bore eloquent testimony to Mr. Burke's popular sym- pathies, as well as to his courageous devotion to the service of his country. " Over and over again he had decided a question for the tenants, and if there was a case of hardship on the part of the landlord towards the tenant, Mr. Burke, of all the men I met in Ireland, was the most likely to denounce it." Happy the men whose death is lamented in such terms as these, even though that death was violent and was the cause of unspeakable anguish to those whom they leave behind.