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time. Sidney Herhert, Ronndell Paliner, Gag.. Gladstone 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 the best TROVERSY AS THEY WERE AT COLLEGE.
orator was beyond doubt lienry Manning. He (London Correspondence of the World.)
bad cultivated his voice with a degree of attenThere was something very pathetic in that tion approached by none of his rivale; he sentence of Archbishop Manning's recent let. thoroughly understood the art of gesture and
the ter concerning Mr. Gladstone's pamphlet,
secret of emphagie. Mr. Gladstone,
on the other hand, spoke with an earnest. wherein the prelate said that the statesman's
ness which was often ponderous, and with an attack upon the Catholic Church had 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 neatly 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. Gladeyes. 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 bis mind was occupied with some untalonged
to different colleges they were intimate 'thomable topic dimly looming through an infriends. 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 hitzto 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 1893 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, bari matricu. and this increased their intimacy. Mr. Manlated at the university preceded by such a ming 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 pent all his leisure time at the rectory with merely an elegant scholar; he was a fair crick. Manning, and there, too, Hope Seott w9.9 2 eter, a fair raquet player, and an active -trat. frequent visitor. In 1854 Mr. Manning and egist in the football fields. But it was nis Mr. Hope-Seott 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 anything oc. doubted; but no one ever knew when all the surred to overcast it until this pain phlet of work was done. He seemed to have leisure for
he ex Premier on the Vatican decrees ap. everything-leisure to devote to the readin, of peared. the newspapers and all the current literature of the day, of which he was an insatiable con. sumer; 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 re. ceived a refusal on the ground that lie 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. gather in advance of his years. There was no lack tabla debaters at the Oxford Union atthis