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THE BIRTH OF WILLIAM.

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THE BIRTH OF WILLIAM. In the dewy hush of a swart December eve, while the dying glories of the orient sun were purpling the snowy hills, two travellers were seen descending an and plain which skirted tbe vine-clad heights of H»warden. On a sudden, as they looked towards the craeey fastness, a blazing meteor sbot from its central tower and lit the azure vault with radiant inc-ndescence. All nature marked the signal and rejoiced, for it told to a waiting world that its William was born into it. The lightning pealed, the thunders hurtled through the murky em- pyrean, and amid the elemental strife were heard the twittenne of song-birds and the Joyous chorusing of the nymphs of the glade and the dryads of the fount, the stars danced in their courses. tho ftreams babbled in glao laughter as they trickled seaward, and the sprites and houris of the glen sl, eked their shining chignons in rapture ineffable. The news sped from north to south, from fat: to west, from pole to pole, and all humanity heard with exulting heart of the hirth of Wil'iam. Hf was a fine-grown, forward child. and took notice wonder- fully. From the cradle wherein he lay that December flight, a pink and scarce-breathing atom, he has risen to become Chief Minister of an empire which stretches over 875,609.327 412,958 3 97 square inches of territorv, and is inhabited by sonic 224.000,000 souls, not to speak of babies yet unborn. And berei having outlined the origin and chmacterioofthts colossal child and colossal man, we might leave bim it) peace until Death has silenced the inane babblings of fulsome toadies, bul that the largest circulation in fhe world p'Rces within ^Our power to make him supremely ridiculous in bis lifetime. It is well that the people should know somewhat of the inner life and personal surroundings of iheir WilliaHrt, and what pen so richly qualified to do them such service as that of his own Bellowgrapherl William Ewart Glad stone, be it known, stands five feet nine in his shoes, and is much glvfen to the wearing of Bluchers. His eyes are a tender blue, which kindles alike to the emotions of a most susceptible nature, either ih the steely coruscations which bespeak a noble wrath; or itt the HOlt etfolgeMe reflecting a beaming beneficence. His hair is not mlicb to speak of, but It may be interesting to krioW that he uses the Nikourene approved by Major Brown, bt Brighton. He is slight and frail in appearance, but is in reality a perfect athlete. being in the constant habit of putting on the gloves with some of the most redoubtable b xers of the dsy. He describes himself as "good any day for a forty miles walk," and is ready to back himseif to walk a thousand miles in a thousand hours, fair toe and heel, against all the world Nevertheless his physi- cal strength is far inferior to the stupendous force of his mind and his capacity for intellectual labour. He has been known, within the space rof four hours, to talk an old woman into a lundic tisjium, to translate five books of the Iliad, and to dictate a hndget^layingon tile lful) all the time. Next to his inftiusiry, hts powers or arranging anli-methodising bis wbrk are most remafkablei His de$k is. a marvel g £ vne/»tnessi%he ,always'knows whereftafi hi^ Tpep ajad ^nk b-^utV all b „s used envelopes And wasti' paper fhto-bis wkste-p.aper basket, and has never been known to fail In crossing his t's and dotting his i's. Among his other ^finable qualities are. his humility and teltdeniit). Never Has an English statesman reproduced in public life so beautiful an example of the gracelul anrl tonching characteristics of Uriah Heep; and tbe self-denial cf the Li'ieral out 01 place. who strove to defeat the Tory Reform Bill, has long since passed into a proverb. Nor can we pass over hit- signal exemplification of that noble virtue, consistency, which is diplayed in his conduct towards the Irish Church. To avow himself at one time its most earnest champion, and at another its implacable enemr," is one of those triumphs of consistency which few states- men can afford to imitate. AN, hen he has disestablished the Church of Eng and, and forced Professor Huxley into the episcopate, his labours in this direction will have attained a glorious consummation. We are aware that Mr Gladstcnp has himself fixed the age of fixty, as the date when a statesman should prepare to withdraw him- .ell from official cares, but if this kindly and «ympathetio notice ot himself and his labours should tend to deepen and prolong bis attachment to public life our purpose will have been fully answered.- Gaily BeUoicgmph.

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