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ENGLAND AND FRANCE. Ii LETTER FROM MR GLADSTONE. I A Dalzie'i'o telegram from Paris saya:—Mr. GifldEOcne has sent the following letter to the "Figaro" in response to a request for bus cpiDion upnn a closer rapprochement Irriveen Engiatid and France .-— "Cannes, February 13, 1896. "Dear Sir,—I believe h is now 40 years aw since the døv when I declared in the House of Commons that France and Er.clard appeared to me, by teason of special Hrcumsca-nces, de- signed for reiatiocs other than those of ordinary j friendship. Among these circumstances I mentioned tbe proximity cf the two countries, the facility of intercourse between them, the ab-xeiice of all cause of rivalry, and the expe- ner.ee gained since 1830 tliat their cordial union j had been favourable to the peace of Europe, a^d hnJ in no way lessened tneir good under- standing with the other Powers. I am awtu-c that the ohanc-e-s broug-ht about by time can | —and sometimes inu-st—modify the decree cr ")nn of a rule to apply to c'jrrent even -.c; yet, for my part. I have never in tho ipajt resrreti-ed having made a declara:ion, nor iiad the iea«t d«sire to alee-- it in any way whatsoever. But, j now that I have retired from pubiio life and have arrived at a very advanced aye, I do not consider that I ha7e any longer a right to give an opimcn on the foreign policy of my ooumrv, exL-eptinc where its jrood faith, pledged in i«3t t ansactions> is concerned. It d-nes not seem to me quite right that an old nerrant cf the Crown should manifest his opinion on all ccca^ions—a thing he cannot do without- risk— but a.h 3 in oppOlJing the ViPW3 and acts of t.hose who are rosjionsible before a nation which governs itself. I am often oblige! to make this reply to those who in my country or in others He still pleased to ask my opinion on the course of public events, and I must ask you to be content with the same answer. The great kindness which has been shown me in Prance makes me hope that you will not accuse me of either want of courtesy or cf too rigo- rous reserve.—I rem •»=* ''ear sir. yours, W. E. GLADSTONE.' <