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Mr. Gladstone's speech

--The London Post, of the 25th April, remarks editorially.

Mr. Gladstone's speech at Manchester, yesterday, was spirited and eloquent. It was devoted to some two or three subjects, on each of which the Chancellor of the Exchequer expressed himself with originality and animation. Reform of Parliament Mr. Gladstone was prepared very resignedly to see it given up. Financial reform, however, he insisted on with much emphasis, especially complaining, but in the general terms which on this subject he always adopts, of the excessive expenditure of the country. The eloquent speaker passed from this subject to the American war, and it is indubitable that the tone of his remark was somewhat favorable to the South. Mr. Gladstone's main argument was that it the South was heartily determined to be separated from the North, it would be impossible for the North to retain it; and secondly, that if it could, the heart-burnings and enmities which would remain would make the restored Union a curse instead of a blessing We cannot help saying that an ornament of this kind sounds very extraordinary in the month of a Minister of the Cross.

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