23 SEPTEMBER 1882, Page 13


L'ro THE EDITOR OF THE " SPEOTATOR."1 SIE,—In your last number, you say that, "The House will, ap- parently, meet in October, with all Tories, all Whigs, and all Radicals on one side ; and Sir W. Lawson, Mr. Passmore Edwards, and the Parnellites on the other." While deploring the silence of so many Members, which gives you room to say this, allow me to point out the grave injustice which you do Mr. Bright, in omitting his name from those "whose voices have been raised against the Egyptian Expedition." Mr. Bright gave up office and association with an admired leader, solely because he believed the war to be a departure frona national morality, and, therefore, from the principles of the Liberal Party; and in the few words which he spoke on that occasion, there was the ex- pression of the deepest conviction. Mr. Bright is no longer young. Probably he feels the difficulty of attacking the policy of his old colleagues, but none the less have his actions and his words, though few, spoken against that policy; nor is it the first time that he has stood with the few against the many.—' am, [We do not understand Mr. Bright to oppose the Egyptian War in particular, but all wars.--En. Spectator.]