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men of all parties, such traits of his kindness, his generosity, and his goodness-I have heard of such instances of his thoughtful benevolence—that I can feel what Ireland must have lost by his departure-and a sorrow all the deeper from the cause that produced it.
"If it be policy to extinguish the Viceroyalty, Lord Carlisle should never have been among the last to hold it."-Blackwood's Magazine, Nov., 1864.
Lord Wodehouse was selected to fill the vacant office of Viceroy. On his arrival he was presented with an Address by the Corporation of Dublin.
In reply Lord Wodehouse said :—
"MY LORD MAYOR, ALDERMEN, AND BURGESSES OF DUBLIN,-I thank you for the Address you have presented to me. I accept your kind expressions of welcome in the spirit in which they are offered, as a mark of loyalty and attachment to our gracious Sovereign whom I have the honour represent. I need scarcely assure you that I entirely share your deep concern at the illness which has unfortunately rendered necessary the resignation of Lord Carlisle. Ireland has lost in him a most accomplished statesman, of whom it is not too much to say that he secured the respect of the whole community by his unvarying uprightness and honesty of purpose; whilst by the amiable qualities of his heart he has endeared himself to all who have the happiness of his acquaintance."
The following Address was presented from Trinity College, manifesting the esteem of that learned body for the late Viceroy:
"MAY IT PLEASE YOUR ExcellenCY,-We, the Chancellor, Doctors, and Masters of the University of Dublin, beg leave to present to your Excellency our respectful congratulations on your appointment to the high office of Her Most Gracious Majesty's representative in Ireland.
"We lately lost, in your distinguished predecessor, one whose cultivated intellect, kind heart, and genial temper, won for him a well-merited popularity. In his retirement from public life, which we trust will be but temporary, he bears with him the esteem and affection of all ranks and classes of Irishmen. However widely they may differ on questions of public policy, they must all gratefully remember his gracious and benignant demeanour, his earnest solicitude for the interests of the country, and his zeal-attested by lasting memorials-to do honour to the names of our illustrious dead."
DEATH OF LORD CARLISLE.-" Lord Carlisle died at Castle Howard to-day, 5th December, 1864."
Such were the words of the magnetic telegraph (brief, but painfully distinct), which conveyed the announcement of the melancholy event.
The public press in Great Britain and Ireland teemed with leading articles, lamenting the premature loss, and describing, in glowing language, the pure, the virtuous, and the noble life of Lord Carlisle.
The "Daily News," in an elegantly written article, after some preliminary observations, says:
"The sorrow, the enthusiasm for the man, the recoil from the thought of his death, which were manifested when he became virtually dead to society, were such as the greatest statesman might covet. It was his exquisite moral nature, together with the charm of intercourse which grew out of it, which created this warm affection in all who approached him, and through them the rest of the world received the impression of a man of rare virtue being among them-of singular nobleness of spirit and gentleness of temper, and sympathy as modest as it was keen and constant."
"His private life had never been more beautiful and beloved than now. Instead of the irritability and depression which usually accompany the disease, even where the intellect remains unaffected, there was in him a serenity and even cheerfulness, as unmistakeable as the clearness of his mind. He was as willing as ever to receive what others said, without manifesting any harassing need to reply. His drives in the fine autumn days among the woods at Castle Howard were a keen pleasure to him, as he watched the changing beauty of their foliage. Sad as it was, his decline was so much less grievous and terrible than it must have been in a man of a lower moral nature, that it was endurable even to those who loved him best. When it became known that his career was closed, the echoes of his old eloquence must have awakened in many minds the West Riding electors, who had heard his best-remembered speech; the Leeds mechanics, to whom he had spoken as a lecturer on Pope; and the Americans and the Irish, to whom he had spoken frankly and affectionately on the interests of their country; and finally, the lovers of Shakspeare, who heard his last public utterances, and could perceive through them how much poetry had contributed to the happiness of a thoroughly
Literature was, indeed, a solace and delight to him from the opening of his reason, through all the labours and trials of life, and at last in his decline, when all but mental pleasure had become extinct for him. The tradition of him will remain as the best and most beloved man in the company of statesmen of his day and generation."
“Lord Carlisle died on Monday afternoon at Castle Howard, after a short illness. To many the news of his departure will come as a surprise and to many as a calamity. He was a good, kind nobleman in the best sense of the word, who made many friends, and never made an enemy."-Times. "His courtesy was overflowing. There was probably no man ever admitted to his presence who was not charmed with his graceful and kindly manner. And that grace was not the mere torpor that varnished over indifference; it sprang naturally from the real and thorough kindness of his heart."-Morning Herald.
"It is no wonder that in Ireland he was so widely popular, considering that his popularity was founded not merely on such qualities as a kind and genial manner, the purity and liberality of his convictions, and the scholarlike language in which they were expressed, but on deep excellencies of heart and thorough earnestness.
"His generous hospitality, his hatred of bigotry and intolerance, and his broad, unswerving love of constitutional liberty and religious equality, taught him the importance of calling out the self-reliance of those whom he so honestly and impartially governed."-Daily Telegraph.
"Though the fatal blow was long expected, we cannot but feel the personal and public bereavement, and mourn the loss of a great and good man as a personal friend and public benefactor."-Freeman's Journal.
"As a man, Lord Carlisle had not, and never could have had, an enemy. In amiability, courtesy, and combined elevation and kindness of bearing, he was the very type of the gentleman. His charities were numerous, and without ostentation. His aid was ever promptly responsive to the invocation of struggling merit. Of his polished scholarship it is unnecessary to say a word, where so many recollect his graceful speeches, which, on the most ordinary occasions, bore the stamp of intellectual superiority."-Dublin Evening Mail.
"A kinder nobleman, a more polished gentleman, a more finished speaker, a more accomplished scholar, did not exist than Lord Carlisle. No man could more happily conceive a thought, or clothe it in more appropriate language; no man was more earnest in the cause of charity; and to secure his presence, or his aid, it was only needful to say that there
His last official act but one, in Dublin, was to visit the prisoners, and speak to them a few kind words. So long had he resided in Ireland-so completely had he identified himself with us that we regarded him as our own; and he, in turn, loved this country and her people well. In him Ireland has lost a friend, and she had but few. His death will be lamented throughout the length and breadth of Ireland this day by a people never unmindful of a kindness-most, perhaps, by those who on some points differed from him, and the sincerity of whose respect was proved because they did differ, and could yet admire."-Irish Times.
Vain would be the attempt to give expression to the deep feelings of regret that affected all classes of society-vain, indeed, to describe a nation's sorrow.
The all-pervading sense of the national loss was profoundly felt by every portion of the Empire.
In Ireland the sad announcement of Lord Carlisle's decease was received with deeply mournful distress, and chilled the warm hearts of the people.
Party spirit and prejudice were for a time laid aside-all combined to honour the memory of a great and good man who had passed away.
A grand Concert of sacred music in Memoriam was given in Dublin, which was the first demonstration by the citizens of their profound sorrow."
IN MEMORIAM--THE LATE EARL OF CARLISLE.
"Last evening one hundred of the ladies and gentlemen of Mr. J. J. Gaskin's Choral Society performed an appropriate selection of sacred music, in honour of the memory of our late well-beloved Viceroy, in the large Concert Room, Rotundo, which was crowded by a highly fashionable audience, who had all received special invitations. The entire of the walls and mirrors were hung with sable draperies; and at the southern end of the apartment, above the orchestra, an admirable portrait of the deceased nobleman, painted by C. W. Nicholls, R.H.A., was suspended. At the top and at either side of the painting the following quotations were exhibited in white letters on a black ground::
"Gloria in Excelsis Deo;'
'We shall go to him, but he shall not return to us.'
'God shall wipe away all tears.'
"Though lost to sight, to mem'ry dear.'
One of the first public occasions where the presence of the noble and chivalrous Carlisle was sensibly missed was at the ensuing inaugural Banquet of the Lord Mayor of the City of Dublin, in January, 1865.
The Right Hon. Frederick Shaw, the Recorder of Dublin—a just, impartial, and venerable Judge—with feelings of emotion and sorrow, nobly discarding the memories of party struggles and political differences, observed:
"When we last met here, the late lamented Lord Carlisle was amongst us; he appeared in perfect health; he spoke with his usual eloquence and overflowing kindness. We were soon after concerned to learn that, on ac
"A well-executed bust of Lord Carlisle, draped in crape, was placed on a pedestal in front of the orchestra. Chaplets of laurestines, chrysanthemums, and immortelles, were strewn on the dais, immediately in front of the bust of the lamented Viceroy. Pastiles were kept burning during the whole of the performance; while hundreds of wax lights, in rich candelabra, festooned with crape and white silk, threw a chastened and subdued light on the sad and affecting scene. The ladies and gentlemen of the orchestra were dressed in mourning.
"The ancient Irish Bardic Caoine concluded this Memoriam Concert. In the translation, Mr. Gaskin altered the original words of the Irish Requiem to:-
"O Son of Howard, why didst thou die? Royal-Noble-Learned—
O Son of Howard, why didst thou die ?'
"This grand old piece of Celtic harmony, chanted by one hundred voices, produced
a magnificent effect, and was heard by fifteen hundred persons with deep and melancholy interest. During the performance the most solemn silence prevailed.