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Korlh wo wundurud In lliu tw'i'lght,
In the twilight wnmlurutl wo
And I'nlr l.nnit In hur Kplcndor
ltoau and suuinuil to smllo on mo.
Unshod wan all thu world iiround iih
And wu niovi'd on slluntly,
Wlilluutu- t-oiil nitunud with imturo
, llrcuthud In 1)1 Inttt ill harmony.
High tin moon ul li wail tliu liunvcn
Itodu in iiniJi'Hiy illviiui
CiihiIiik wlurd fimt al It- lmloue
'Ninth thu gontl niching plnu.
I,onr we'd walked, how lonj; 1 Know nut.
Km- old Tlmo was naught to mo,
And 'twas llttlu thought ordinal I
II' tliu world won- hound or I'roo.
'1'lrod nt last wo sought a howcr. '
And upon a rustic seat
Silt vu long In nlliiiii'.n listening
'l'o our hearts harmoiiioim bunt.
Oh I what love, whatjoy what rnpturu
Killed my cup at love's behest
Ah thu dainty head coTilldlny,
ICoKtud gunily on my breast.
Then lmr-t J'oith thu pout up passion
Into rlmpsoilj sublime,
Till tlio words of Iomi'h llrst pleading
Shinned thu poetV noblest rhyme.
Hut ulasl Icnrtus pinioned
All too lofty was my lllijht, .
IVom tho lofty trenchi row height.
Love tliun UUo a dangerous euro
l'li'il unfaithful uvuimoru
Ah up throuijh thu stilly air
('ami' a tiny llttlu siioro.
MIC King of England was dead. On
tJAt I lie inotningol tiicuih day ol .lune
'7, Victoria was proclaimed queen. The
preceding reign had marked a change
in Enirllsh allui.is and English progress.
Tim Mouse ol Commons had gradually re
ccived thti' authority which makes il the
motive power in England. .Ministers no
longer held their positions when they had
once lost the confidence of the Mouse,
and Hie Lords shrank from a contest with
the people's champion. The negro had
been emancipated not by a fierce and
cruel war, but by a wise act of govern
mcnl, appropriating 20,000.000 of pounds
lor his liberation; an example which the
A nv riean Congress might well have Ibl
lowed. English statesmen have accom
plished much. Tlie fruits of their legis
lalion are appuront. But it was only by
long and continued strugglo that any ro.
form bill was passed. The Conservatives,
iho stays of monarchy, opposed, tho Lib
erals, the friends of democratic liberty
and reform advocated new laws laws for
the good of the Crown and people. For
iv score of years two men havo been be
fore England as leaders Gladstone ua
championing the cause of the Liberals,
Disraeli that of the Conservatives.
Disraeli, "tho beautiful," "in a bottle green
frock Copland avalstcoat of white," has
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by tin- true law of ifiwruBHjpreeedcd in
political power Gladstono'Mlio useful."
To da) there are many in England who be
liuvu Ihey are thepmlcetorsol'all Europe;
that no war should hi; entered upon un
less England takes a part; no treat' made
exetfpt by her consent. Even al the ex
penae of home enlerpriv), the Couservn
live. demand a foreign policy of muclj
force and vigor. Disraeli represents this
class, and the dill'erence heuveen Ulad
stone's policy airtj trnit ol DUracM comes
lo this: shall the'-ivlojirces of England
and the colonies, the home induMrics be
encouraged and sustained, rather than a
display of royalty abroad and a foreign
policy iuierlering with the all airs of the
Coulinenlal nalionsV Or in oilier words
what Is the duty ol England y It is tin
impuraiive right of all nations lo protect
and legislate for their cili.ens. And wh)
should not England devote her energies
to the improvement of the United King
doni and the colonies? England is truly
grant Mer miuiatiine supremacy is
scarcely questioned, and her Heels whiten
cvofysea. Mow is this power to be retain
ed T Other nations may extend their hor
.dini4Ml.tilUl,tiv,ivjtU UuVir, ej;rUury in
one body. England h confined to the
narrow isle and all her acquired territory
is nccessariU distant. There is, and can
be but one wax for England lo maintain
hei supremacy, and that is to work in
harmony wiih the colonies. B, that
faithful union of Mie two which should
exist, England's licet may still triumph
antly sail Iho sea. When this tie is once
severed, down falls the proud queen ol
the wateis. By wlnt right can Euglund
interfere with the Continental uutionsV
She owns not a fool of laud in Europe
save Giliraltor rock. ITnr colonies have
no interest in the balance of power theory,
and the farther England adv nees in such
a II airs, the more loose becomes the tie
that unites them together. The queen
now rules over possessions on which the
sun never ceases to shine. Who can de
sire more? Gladstone when before in of
lice, directed the talents of his ministry to
improving and reforming England, to
uniting more fully the difi'orent parts, of
the Empire. Tt was under his ministry
Hint the Irish church was disestablished,
the tenure of land in Ireland modified,
riots banished on days of election and
military promotion made dependent upon
ability rather than purchase. England
was at peace with all nations.
In this manner did Gladstone manage
alVairs. But in 1874 ho was forced to re
sign. And six years of pump and dis.
play, mingled with foreign wars and no
legislation for home improvement, have
rolled away. The Disraelian ministry
came into power to make the supremacy
of England felt. England must be in the
ascendency wus the motto; Russia must
bow lo England or sillier Ihc penalty, was
the watchword. Think of the thrill of
disgust, the Iceling of alarm, heightened
even lo fierce demand for war, if the Rus
sian C.ur should declare that Russia is
and must be recognized ns the leading na
tion of the old world, that Russian inter
est must be uppermost, come what may.
That the Eastern question is a vexed
iiul knotty problem nor.o will deny.
That Russia is fast advancing in wealtli
ind civilzialion; that Turkey's time of po
litical life is pnsl, even Oonsei vativos ad
mil. Yet the Disiaelian ministry chain,
pioned Ihc cause ot Turkey. Why? For
injustice done her, or for political pol.
icy? Turkey, expiring by the just sen
tenco of Christendom, Turkey, whoso po
lillcal pulse was falling fast, Turkey, the
home of discontent and bloodshed, the
persecutor ol Christians, Christian Eug
lund had lo protect. What has been the
result? Homo industry paralized, dis
content in Engluni1 Ireland fierce be
cause of bad government and famine, tliu
finances it a wretched condition, a war
leaving England and Russia enemies,
Franco and England alienated, Europe
agilalcd, and the dark thundering war
eldtiilliiw WoU -by Iho'-luti'tm, vlt1n.c
for a favorable In (eze lo tend in black
ening the whole political In avens. "If
this be the result ol thy foreign policy,
) noi.le Earl of Heaconsfield, if Ibis be
Conservatism, we want it not" lias been
England's latest answer. Beaconsfiold
has fallon. Ris greatness is of the past,
and England may well rejoice with
Gladstone again as premier.
Gladstone and Disraeli arc character
that havo very little in common.. The one
refined, mild and peaceful, ruling by cub
tiireand intelligence, striving to benefit
man, lo render more easy and delightful
his position. The other stern, pompons,
imaginative, and ruling with an iron
hand. Disruoli is like the mountain
stream whose course is checked, cramped,
and impeded, but whose velocity is in
creased by the ver.y obstacles themselves
after they have once been passed. Glad-
lone is as the broad curving river into
which the former flows, whose heavy
weight and strong velocity bears all be
fore it. Disraeli is vehement and passion,
ate, lilted to incite, but not to govern.
Gladstone is cool, reserved, and one who
as leader will be true to himself, his par
ty and his country.
Such are some of the characteristics
and differences of Iho two men. Glad,
stone is now at the head of the govern
ment. What is to be expected ? A reign
of progress and reform, Ireland relieved,
foreign wars ended, and legislation for
the people, the colonies, and not for the
Crown. But however prosperous Eng.
land may be, let her not forget those dark
and dreary days of commercial depression
when Disraeli was premier. N Z.S.
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