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most numerous constituency of the largest county in England to be the colleague of one of the greatest and most popular statesmen and orators of that day. And after ably and consistently maintaining these principles as the chosen of the people and a peer of the realm for nearly forty years, he has departed, having throughout that long period possessed the respect and admiraration alike of his political friends and opponents. He received the highest honours which the Crown could bestow, and represented his Sovereign in our sister isle, where he early conciliated and happily retained the affections of a warm-hearted people. Among the republicans of America he inspired feelings akin to those with which he was regarded in his own country; and some of the last lines dictated by the late historian of the southern continent were expressive of his regard for his illustrious friend. In every relation of life, in every society, in every country, he called forth the admiration and respect of all, and has left only pleasant memories: these must pass away with the living, but his eminent public services, and their grateful recognition by those best able to estimate them, will be unmistakeably handed down to future generations, so long as the Irish Roll and Yorkshire Vase shall remain in the library of Castle Howard.

It is not for us to intrude upon domestic relations; but from the sincere respect and heartfelt sorrow expressed by the public, we can readily imagine how warm must have been the affection, how deep is now the sorrow, of those connected by the ties of blood and friendship. With that sorrow we sincerely sympathize.

Entertaining the deepest respect for the memory of the late Earl of Carlisle, as a nobleman distinguished in public life, we shall at the same time gratefully remember him as the kind friend, the indulgent landlord, and the promoter of all that was good, liberal, and enlightened.




Education-Royal Grammar Schools in Ireland.-Speech of LORD CARLISLE at the Royal Portora School, Enniskillen, July 24th, 1863.*


I BELIEVE there has been a rule laid down by rhetoricians for the guidance to public speakers, that they should begin their addresses by endeavouring to conciliate the good will of their audience. I think I am acting in accordance with that precept, when I announce to you that Mr. Steele has been good enough to accede to my request to grant an additional week's holidays. I can with all truth assure you that it has afforded me pleasure of no common kind to have found myself able to accept the kind and friendly invitation of Mr. Steele, and pay this visit to Portora. I need not add, that I could not fail to be gratified and touched by the heartiness of the welcome I have received from all grades and all ages. I wish, indeed, that I could reply to some of the effusions which have been addressed to me in the same harmonious accents and sounding rhythm; but not to me, or such as me,

"Is that diviner inspiration given,

The pomp and prodigality of heaven."

And therefore I must beg you all to accept such thanks as I can give you in the most homely, but most truth-telling prose. In one respect I was indeed inclined, even if I had not been confirmed by what has been said to day, boldly to challenge the gratitude of my present audience. I indeed should have felt great scruple in laying claim to the gratitude of any other audience in Ireland, because, in the discharge of my ordinary duties, I must be well aware of my many shortcomings, and of how few-though I must say that I had the will-I have been able to effectually serve. But I do with confidence claim the thanks of an audience at Portora, since it was my happy privilege to place Mr. Steele in the position which he fills, and which he adorns. The best attestation to his merits is the present condition of the School; and all the accounts I have received of it before confirm what has fallen under my personal inspection within the last twenty-four hours, and convince me that I may safely leave this matter to the knowledge of his nearer neighbours, and of those more immediately connected with the welfare of the School. I do indeed feel that it is of no mean importance to the gravest interests of Ireland

Portora Royal Grammar School, founded by Charles I., and richly endowed. See page xxxi in the Introduction.

that the rising youth of her gentry and the mercantile classes should receive the advantages of an education that is at once religious, moral, scholarly, and gentlemanlike, whereby our young men would be initiated into all manly studies and all manly sports. I agree with Mr. Steele in the propriety of not setting apart any special classes with a view to particular professions, because I think the aim of a good public School ought to be, so to bring up the young men that are received there, that, when the time comes for leaving it, they shall be qualified by the education they have received-after such special preparation as may subsequently become necessary, and after having had the opportunity of considering the responsibility which attaches to their own choice, which I conceive to be no mean ingredient of success in after life--to enter into any profession or calling, be it the Church, the Bar, the Army, the Navy, Civil Engineering, or the duties of the Counting-house; in short, any calling which a gentleman and a citizen of this free country might choose for himself, and might hope, by performing his duty in it, to confer advantages upon the country to which he owes so much. In one respect I find that the practice of the Portora School differs from the opinion of the Legislature, inasmuch as I find you do occasionally resort to Vote by Ballot, whereas a resolution to adopt the Ballot was negatived last night in the House of Commons. I assure you I rejoice to find that, in addition to all the historic renown of this old and loyal borough, and its associations with the military prowess of the country, it should have secured in Portora a home for the Sciences, and a haunt for the Muses. I seized with eagerness the opportunity that presented itself for coming here, because I do really feel anxious, in accordance with the sentiment that has been expressed by the excellent and accomplished Rector of this town, to employ the whole weight and effect of the high office which it is my honour to fill, in making it a testimony to the great work Mr. Steele is doing in this country. I thank all present very sincerely for the kind and hearty welcome which they have given me; and especially to you, my young friends, I would add to these thanks my most hearty wish and prayer for your credit in the world which you are now about to enteryour credit, and fame, and happiness in this world, and your lasting welfare beyond it.


Shakspeare Tercentenary Festival-Characteristic Bill of Fare.

THE following was the characteristic Bill, of Fare at the Tercentenary Festival of Shakspeare's birth, Stratford-on-Avon, April 19th, 1864, at which Lord Carlisle presided as Chairman.

Grace before meat was said by the Rev. G. Granville, Vicar of Stratford. Part of his prayer was in the words of Shakspeare

"Now, good digestion wait on appetite, and health on both!"

"Ladies, a general welcome."—Henry VIII., 1. 4.

"Pray you bid these unknown friends to us welcome; for it is a way to make us better friends, more known."-Winter's Tale, IV., 3.


"Why, here he comes swelling like a turkey cock."-Henry V., v. 1.


"A very, very peacock."-Hamlet, III., 2.


"There is a fowl without a feather."--Comedy of Errors, 111. 1.


"Item, a capon, 2s. 2d."-I. Henry IV., 11., 4.


"O dainty duck !"—Midsummer Night's Dream, V., 7.


"Like a full-acorn'd boar."-Cymbeline, 11., 5.


"Sweet stem from York's great stock."-I. Henry VI., 11., 5.


"Silence is only commendable in a neat's tongue, dried."-Merchant of Venice,

I., 1.


"They are both baked in that pie."-Titus Andronicus, v., 3.

* See page 125.


"Epicurean cooks sharpen with cloyless sauce his appetite."--Anthony and Cleo patra, II., 2.


"Was never gentle lamb more mild."-Richard II., II.,



"What say you to a piece of beef and mustard?

A dish that I do love to feed upon."-Taming of the Shrew, IV., 3.


"Come you to seek the lamb here?"-Measure for Measure, v., 1.


"The Turkish preparation."- Othello, I., 3.


"There's no meat like them; I could wish my best friend at such a feast."-Timon of Athens, 1. 2.

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"Mince it sans remorse.".


Timon of Athens, IV., 3.


"From the banks of Wye and sandy-bottom'd Severn."-I. Henry IV., III., 1.

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'Cry to it, nuncle, as the Cockney did to the eels when she put them i' the paste alive."-Lear, II., 4.


"The queen of curds and cream."— Winter's Tale, IV.,



"They call for dates and quinces in the pastry."—Romeo and Juliet, IV.,


"For so work the honey bees."-Henry V., 1. 2.



"Hercules did shake down mellow fruit."- Coriolanus, IV., 6.


"The roll! where's the roll?"--II. Henry IV., 111., 2.

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