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time. Sidney Herbert, Roundell Paliner, GagGladstono and Manning. kell, Tait, and Cardwell, to say nothing of

Gladstone, all frequently assisted in the proTHE PRINCIPALS IN THE GREAT RELIGIOUS CON.

ceedings of the mimic parliament. But


orator was beyond doubt Henry Manning, so (London Correspondence of the World. )

had cultivated his voice with a degree otattenThere was something very pathetic in that tion approached by none of his rivale; he sentence of Archbishop Manning's recent let. thorough y understood the art of gesture and

the ter concerning Mr. Gladstone's pamphlet,

secret of emphagis. Mr. Gladstone,

on the other hand, spoke with an earnestwherein the prelate said that the statesman's

ness which was often ponderous, and with an attack upon the Catholic Church bad clouded intensity wbich was sometimes painful. Con"the friendship of forty-five years." When

viction was stamped on every word he utDr. Manning and the late Mr. Hope-Scott left tered, just as the determination to persuade the Church of England for the Church of peatly cut sentences of the then Mr. Manning.

was visible in the well-turned phrases and Rome, some twenty years ago, Mr. Gladstone You had but to look at the two young men to said that he "felt as if he had lost his two detect the difference between them. Glad

Mr. Gladstone and the present Arch- stone, of Christ Church, was careless to a bishop of Westminster were not simply edu. proverb of his toilet;

his cravat was notoricated at Oxford together; they were while ously awry, his clothes notoriously ill.cut. there the private pupils of the same tutor- As you passed him in the street it was plain Charles Wordsworth-and although they be that his mind was occupied with some untalonged to different colleges they were intimate thomable topic dimly looming through an 20friends. Gladstone belonged to Christ Charch finite vista ot space. The last person in the College, Manning to Balliol. One who seems world of whom he was thinking was himn. to have known them very well thus speaks of self.” them as they were at college:

These two men were drawn closer together " There are many persons who can recollect after they left college. In 1833 the Tractarian the slim, well-dressed figure, the bright, pol. movement asserted itself, and they had the isbed, fascinating manner of 'Henry Manning, same feelings concerning it. in 1333 Mr. Gladof Balliol. Perhaps no young man of his time, stone published his book on Church and State, Mr. Gladstone alone excepted, had matricu. and this increased their intimacy. Mr. Manlated at the university preceded by such a ping was then the Rector of Lovington, and public school reputation. He had carried ev

Mr. Gladstone, who had entered Parliament, erything before him at Harrow. He was not spent all his leisure time at the rectory with merely an elegant scholar; he was a fair crick. Manning, and there, too, Hope Scott was a eter, a fair raquet player, and an active strat. requent visitor. In 1854 Mr. Manning and egist in the football fields. But it was his Mr. Hope-Scott went to Rome, but Mr. Gladrich combination of social qualities that itone remained behind. The friendship and specially distinguished him. That Heory ntimacy, however, between the two college Manning was a hard worker no one ever riends did not cease; nor has anythiag oc doubted; but no one ever knew when all the urred to overcast it until this pamphlet of work was done. He seemed to have leisure for he ex Premier on the Vatican decrees apeverything-leisure to devote to the readiny of peared. the newspapers and all the current literature of the day, of which he was an insatiable consumer;

leisure to devote to the Union debates, leisure to devote to long afternoon stretches over the Berkshire downs and the Oxford wolds. No one ever asked Henry Manning to join in an expedition or a pastime and received a refusal on the ground that he had no time; no one ever doubted that he would take a first class in the schools. It was in the debates of the Oxford Union that Henry Manning's greatest prestige was acquired, and it was as a speaker here that he became aware of the existence of W. E. Gladstone long before they laid the foundations of their future friendship in the rooms of Mr. Wordsworth, now the Bishop of St. Andrew's, in Christ Church. Henry Manning was in: comparably the most effective and accom. plished elocutionist of his time. His man. ner I shall best describe by saying it was alto. gether in advance of his years. There was no lackotable debaters at the Oxford Union at this

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