22 AUGUST 1885, Page 1

Mr. Wordsworth, the new Bishop, is a moderate Conservative, which

may, perhaps, partly explain his appointment. He is a fine scholar, with an almost unique knowledge of Latin, and is believed to be engaged on an edition of the Vulgate which, if he now ever completes it, will be quite a monument of scholarship. His influence at Oxford has always been far greater than his rather dry reputation for scholarship could explain, the truth being that he has either inherited or reproduced for himself some of the finest traits in the singularly fine character of the late Bishop of Lincoln. We hope that he will exert as considerable and as healthy an influence over the Bench of Bishops as he certainly exerts over Oxford undergraduates, for he seriously endangers a great career in pare learning by becoming a Bishop.