2 SEPTEMBER 1882, Page 1

It is bad news for the Church of En g land that

the Arch- bishop of Canterbury is in imminent danger, having been attacked, three weeks ago, according to the Lancet, by weakness of the heart, congestion of the lungs, and thrombosis, or clots of blood in the veins, all indicative of great constitutional weakness. His head seems perfectly clear, when he is roused from the drowsiness which seems. to be his usual condi- tion. The Archbishop has probably made more mark in the Church than any Archbishop of this century, and has certainly made the Church of England more popular with the nation at large than the ablest of his predecessors. He has had a policy of his own, and has pursued that policy with moderation and dignity, and has combined with his policy great personal graciousness and unwearied industry. All England scans the 'accounts of his illness with the keenest eagerness for favour- able symptoms, but the accounts of Thursday night and Friday morning were certainly not encouraging ones.