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Unfortunately, the debate turned almost entirely on the blots we

have indicated, against which a furious attack was directed by the Irish party, Mr. Dillon asserting that as be could neither to-operate in such legislation, nor condone a policy of assas-

sination, he saw nothing for it but to retire from public life ; Mr. Healy declaring that he would rather address an assembly of Zulus than the House of Commons ; and Mr. Parnell•him- self denouncing with much passion the new measure of coercion. So far as we can see, if this be not to some extent simulated rage, it is at least excessive anger against incidental blots which a great many Liberals will disapprove as sincerely as the Irish Members. But it is unfortunate for the Government that the circumstances under which the Bill was prepared e)id not admit of that calm revision which would doubtless have resulted in the exclusion of irritating as well as very supererogatory inva- sions of Irish liberty.