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A wide circle of friends will be saddened by Lord

Harmsworth's death. Cecil Harmsworth was a very different type from his brother Alfred ; recognising that to the full himself, he always spoke of

Northcliffe with a kind of rather amused family pride. Harms- worth was quiet, literary, intensely public-spirited, with a good deal

of the temperament of the ardent fly-fisherman that he was. He did solid work in the House of Commons as a junior Minister before he moved up to a more placid place, but he will be chiefly remembered for the leading part he played in saving Dr. Johnson's house in Gough Square for the public and in safeguarding many other public rights in his capacity as chairman of the Commons

and Footpaths Preservation Society and the Council of ,the Garden

Cities Association. To such useful and unostentatious lives this