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FOREIGM INTELLIGENCE.

¡MR. BRIGHT ON EDUCAITON.

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DEATII OF COLONEL SIBTHORP.

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DEATII OF COLONEL SIBTHORP. It is our painful duty to announce the disease of the well-known Colonel Sibthorp, member for Lincoln. The name of the gallant Colonel has long been a household world as the embodiment of honest but unreasoning Tory prejudice; down to the very last he showed himself a politician of the extinct school erf Lord Eldon and the late Duke of Newcastle, whom he thoroughly revered, and consequently, in these days of divided parties and allegiance, he found himself as greatly opposed to the great Conservative party as the late Frederick Lucas to his Liberal allies. The deceased gentleman was a descend- ant from an ancient family settled upwards of a century and a-half at Canwlck-hall, near Lincoln, many of whose members from time to time have reprsented that city in Parliament. His father, the late Mr. Humphry Waldo Sibthorp, sat for several years at the commencement of the present century. His son, Charles Delaet Waldo Sibthorp, was first elected in the high Tory interest in l^ and wuh the exception of the brief Parliament of 1833-4S chosen under the excitement consequent upon the passing of the Reform Bill, he continued to represent Lincoln to the day of his death. The Colonel's influence "among the registered electors, upwards of 1,300 in number, consisting of freemen, resident and non-resident; but it did not extend so far as to be able often to secure the second seat for a Tory friend, the predilections of the constituency being rather personal towards himself than based on any political grounds. Thus, although Colonel Sibthory could generally reckon on the support of some 600 voters, and in consequence I was usually returned at the head of the poll, in 1835 and 1837 he was usable to prevent the then Radical, Sir Edward Lytton Bulwer, from being chosen as his col- league, while in 1847 Mr. Charles Seely, and in 1848 Mr. Thos. Hobhousewere elected against Tory candidates, and Mr. G. F. Heneage secured the second seat at the general election in 1852. Once, and once only, did the gallant Colonel's good fortune fail him, and that was, as we have said, in 1833, when a majority of 88 displaced him to make room for Sir E. Bulwer. The gallant Colonel was born, we believe, in 1782, and 1813 married Maria, daughter of the late Mr. Ponsonby Tottenham, many years M.P. for the borough of Fethard, in the Irish House of Commons, and by whom he leaves issue several children. His brother, the Rev. H. Waldo Sib- thorp, late Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, became a Roman Catholic some few years since, but soon after- wards returned to the English church. Colonel Sibthorp was for many years a magistrate and deputy-lieutenant for the county of Lincoln, and in 1852 was gazetted to the colonelcy of the South Lincolnshire Militia. He strenuously and consistently opposed in all their stages Catholic Emancipation, the Reform Bill, and the Aboli- tion of Jewish Disabilities, and was one of the minority of 53 who censured free trade, when Lord Derby was in office in November, 1852.

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