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Chapter IV.-Working Boys.
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Chapter XVIII.-Suggestions. the recommendations and directions provided, and is deeply obliged to those several friends who have
Chapter XIX.-The Present Condition of the Question this for the obvious reason of being enabled to insue taken the trouble to give hin the benefit both of their the book in a convenient and portable form, and at theoretical knowledge and practical experience.
(In November. 5. THE CURSE OF DRUNKENNESS.
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that stand out in a strong relief as possible a perfectly clean sweep of the mental, social, and from the ordinary humdrum puppets of social life, it has domestic cobwebs which 365 days have accuniulated, and to combined a very clearly-marked and unbroken plot, with its have in view the pleasing excitement of beginning again-all crisis and its moral. It began socn after the deposition of this, to an ordinarily sanguine mind, is accompanied with a the Conservatives from power by a decided popular vote on a good deal of interest and not a little satisfaction. Of course, distinct issue fairly challenged, and the substitution of a there are persons of a gloomy and misanthropical temperament Liberal Government; its work has been the creation of one to whom the future only differs from the past in its deeper destructive measure, carried successfully against every argushadows and more unmitigated discomfort ; green spectacles ment and effort that could be opposed to it by a not despicable are as indispensable to the mental vision of such individuals, and a thoroughly-in-earnest body of dissentients. Its result as are rose-coloured ones to that of others. But it is out remains to be seen, but there are unmistakeable indications of the question to invite guests of this kind to our board at of what it will be. Yule-tiàe : they ought all to be collected by Government And now that we have closed one eventful volume, what is inspectors and shut up in dark and empty cupboards at the heading of the next ? There is at all events one circumWhitehall
, or sent to test the sportive powers of our jocose stance from which we may well take courage, and which is Chancellor of the Exchequer.
of a very different tendency to most that have happened of Little excuse, however, is needed by us, as Conservatives, late. It is impossible to deny that, from whatever causes, in entering at such an appropriate time upon a review of the Conservatism has made during the last few months, and still present position of political affairs, especially as they affect continues to make great progress in popular sympathy. In our own party and prospects. The twelvemonth whieh has the first instance, any one acquainted with the figures of the just closed has been to us one of disaster and disappointment, last election, and the influences so largely employed on the and it must be with no lack of anxiety that we contemplate Liberal side, is perfectly well aware that the large and cohesive the probable course of the irremediable future. During the majority in the House of Commons is by no means a true year of Disgrace (as we shall ever chronicle it in the annals exponent of the actual majority of electors of the United of England), 1869, the Conservative party has met with a Kingdom. The relation must always be inaccurate to a congreat, decided, and unexpected rebuff at the hands of the siderable extent, so long as county representation is swamped majority of the middle and lower classes of the population. by the towns, and large constituencies by small and corrupt They have been compelled to submit to the forcible infliction boroughs. Even in the face of these disadvantages, the gains of a legislative revolution which not oniy ran counter to their made in the constitutional interest were remarkable and deepest and sincerest principles, not only was utterly opposed notorious. Still, the existence of such a disparity of forces to their most unqualified convictions, and in their firm opinion in Parliament proved, as might naturally be expected, very struck a fatal blow at the very roots of the constitution of discouraging to the minority, and the subsequent submission the country, but which also indirectly dragged into its muddy of the Upper House to Mr. Gladstone's tyranny did much to vortes, and defiled by its slimy touch, that branch of the take away what confidence still remained to the disheartened legislature where Conservatism is always strongest, and which Conservative party throughout the country. has hitherto been looked upon as the last and a chivalrously Few Prime Ministers in England have had such an opporunyielding champion of our national honour, greatness, and tunity for success, or such power concentrated in their own history against the ceaseless inroads of a Godless democracy. hands, as Mr. Gladstone. But the opportunity has been too Nor have these been our only calamities ; in the very season great for him, the power too intoxicating.
The measure of of our weakness, an inscrutable Providence has removed from conciliation, of which he declared himslf to be the herald, us that leader whose genius and daring seemed so peculiarly has proved already, as was expected by its opponents, to be needful in this extremity. It may not be long, in much but another apple of discord offered to a distracted people ; probability, before the inexorable logic of facts abundantly without satisfying any class of malcontents, except indeed justifies the touching and prophetic words with which Lord those Priestly agitators who accept it as an instalment of Derby closed his Parliamentary career ; but it will be long future fa it has alienated and mortally offended those indeed before that pathetic ending of a long and honourable who only had been the steady and loyal upholders of the and historical life fades from the memory of those English. I Queen's Government; the prospect which he has shown o: further “conciliatory” action of a similar kind, has thoroughly vigilance. There are evident symptoms, which we should do alarmed and disturbed that class which must, from the nature our utmost to foster, that all classes are learning the real of its position, be the most interested in securing the significance of what is miscalled Liberalism, and are appreciaimmunity of law and order, and has also merely excited a ting the value of principle as compared with revolution. It more extensive cupidity and more imperious demands from is for those who really love their country and believe in the ignorant and profligate. The promised era of peace has absolute truth and right, to summon every available recruit been inaugаrated by more abundant robbery, violence, and to their standard, and en it will not be a vain hope to see murder ; the prophesied reign of religious forbearance and the day when the Radical rabble is again resolved into its sympathy has opened with more rampant intolerance than many and discordant elements, and the Church and State of ever, more glaring degradation of sacred places and offices ; England may look forward to some freedom from tinkering the incense of a grateful people's acknowledgment of the and outrage. If we wanted an appropriate motto for Conwisdom and generosity of Parliament, has stunk in the servatives at the present juncture, it would be Tu ne cede nostrils of their rulers at the very earliest opportunity, and malis, sed contra audentior ito. their offering of thanks taken the peculiar though truly Hibernian form of sending a convicted and atrocious felon as their chosen representative. This same administration of
THE INDELIBILITY OF ORDERS. "All the Virtues has with rare tact created a widespread feeling of indignation and soreness in our most valuable The Pall Mall Gazette has but put into words what every colonies; and, to complete the picture, at home has nearly intelligent Protestant must feel to be the truth-that on none caused a disruption of the National Church, has simultaneously but the Catholic hypothesis is there any reason for demanding swindled and jeered the most hardly-pressed tax-payers, has that Holy Orders should be considered indelible. An earnestbrought the defences of t?:e country to the lowest possible minded and pious gentleman feels himself called to study the point, and irretrievably ruined many of the most struggling Bible, and qualify himself for teaching others what he conpart of the population by its false economy.
ceives to be its meaning, and how to direct their lives and This then being the indictment against Mr. Gladstone and devotions according to its rules. In addition to this he will his colleagues—and the facts are well known—it can hardly lead and conduct the public prayers, and administer various be said that his position is as strong as when he first entered solemn rites and Sacraments. In harmony with this kind of upon office, nor is it easy to believe that as much confidence occupation, he will abstain from secular employments as a is placed in his statesmanship by the nation, as when its means of gaining money, and will lead a quiet regular life of fruits were still to be tasted. And that this is the case the domestic peace befitting the solemnity and dignity of his votes at recent elections have shown, as well as the remarkable work. The regulations of the Church of England require vitality of what the Radical press sneered at as a phantoin as him to pass through a form called Ordination previous to his long as they dared-Conservatism among the working classes. undertaking these duties, and he prepares himself for it with
But while we have every ground for hope that before long grave and devout feelings, trusting that the blessing of God our principles will prevail if only the British Empire survives will descend upon him, and that he may be Divinely assisted the vindictive onslaughts and perpetual worrying of Gladston- in his heavenly work. The time comes when he no longer ianism, we have also every need of circumspection and caution. feels called to spend his life in the manner described. Other At the present moment the party is without a recognised occupations equally useful, and more fitted to a changed and leader in the House of Lords, where its strength is greatest, developed state of mind and powers, commend themselves to and in fact supreme. Whoever may be chosen to occupy that him as more desirable. Perhaps he feels, and very truly, that most important and delicate post, we can only trust that he many of his people are more fitted to teach him than he to will be one who will justly secure the undivided allegiance of teach them. Perhaps he cannot, with advancing years and all members of the constitutional force, and who will neither deepening thought, believe all the strong language to which alienate them by temporizing or timidity, nor cause divided he unthinkingly subscribed in his youth. Perhaps he gets counsels by a selfish ambition. With the advice given recently tired of repeating the commonplaces which are all that his in the Quarterly Review, always inclined to gloom and of an mind supplies ; or, perhaps, he feels that such work is but electic tendency—that the Tory party should adopt a course dull compared with the active interests and discoveries which commonly associated with Japanese customs, and by way of are open to those wlio are engaged in the world's labours. patriotic policy assume an entirely negative attitude, we dis- So he casts about to see why he should not abandon his proagree in tuto.
As soon as l'oryism is identified in reality, as fession, and though he finds practical obstacles in his way, it often is now popularly, with pure obstructiveness, it must and general opinion against him, he sees no real reason why and will cease to be a power in the State. It has never been the Clerical profession should not be abandoned (for instance) an English characteristic to acquiesce in defeat ; it is con- for the medical, as well as vice versa. On his own belief he is pletely alien to the English nature simply to stand still and quite right. He believed that he had simply embraced a utter protests. Nothing could be conceived more certain to profession, not that a supernatural change has passed over hasten the ruin of the State, and to delight the Radicals and him, and he does not know that that objective change cannot revolutionaries, than for Conservatives generally to make up be undone, any more than the change which has made him a their minds to a continued abstinence from oflice and to con- | man instead of a boy. tent themselves with futile criticism and doleful vaticinations. Among Protestant bodies, of course the whole matter is
It is a very different policy which commends itself to us, easy enough, but when Protestants unknowingly take Holy and we should trust to most supporters of the constitution, Orders in the Church, they have got themselves into an ineras true patriotism and wise foresight. So far irom standing , tricable difficulty. They may feel, and the best of them do still, we would strain every nerve to promote the spread of feel, that they have pledged themselves to the service of God, our principles by local organizations, by the press, by educa- and have no right to draw back; but when they become contion, and by every just and open influence. So far from vinced that they can serve God better in another way, this offering a merely negative opposition, we would employ every argument will not weigh with them. The existing state of Parliamentary tactic at the right time to oust the Radicals the law, which nominally hinders a man from pursuing a from the seat of government, where every day's possession secular calling after having taken Iloly Orders, and the popular gives them further opportunity for ruining the empire. It is feeling which regards a secularized life as a degradation, are no slight trust that we have to guard, no time to relax our surviving witnesses to the Catholic belief in the supornatural