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I LORD BEACONSFIELD AT THE MANSION t HOUSE. Lord BEACONSFIELD has spoken, and the Liberal press is up in arms. They barely waited for the telegraph to bring a completion of the report of his Lordship's Mansion House speech before commencing a torrent of invective, such as could only be accounted for on the plea that the articles were written in advance, if not absolutely in type, and that therefore they must appear. His LORDSHIP, as usual, deceived the whole of his enemies—we will not say opponents —for the honourable ones amongst them can make those allowances which one honourable mind makes for another. His enemies expected him to be as foolish as themselves, and as stupidly outspoken as their favoured leaders. But the I PREMIER remembered his antecedents, and was J equal to the occasion. He was brilliant as usual antithetical, as a matter of course, and so severely punitive in his statements that the slain of his enemies might be said to lie in heaps everywhere. And yet his LORDSHIP showed no fight, in the vulgar acceptation of the term. There was no vituperation like that which dis- graced Mr. BRIGHT'S speech at Manchester; no condescending to the fair-ground slang of Mr. LOWE, and, we need scarcely say, not an approach to the vulgarity of Mr. BAXTER, Mr. LEATHAM, and Mr. DODSON. Of course these men, at present, are the "outs," and they are making desperate efforts to let their little world know that they are still willing to serve their country at so many thousands a year. Lest their existance should be forgotten, they have shouted, until they ought to be hoarse, in language very far from that which becomes an expectant of office in any future Government. We are thankful to say that on the Conservative side there has been nothing even in the way of retort unbecoming a Conservative and a gentle- j man. It is a marvellous fact that whenever the Liberals wish to manifest their potency for place of the highest order, they invariably forget the claims under which English gentlemen are supposed to lie, and thus, undoubtedly, seriously demoralise themselves and their party in the eyes of all who love fair play, honourable im- putations, and respectability of diction. Lord BEACONSFIELD took his large audience of 900 of the leading gentlemen of England into his confidence on Monday; but as he had nothing wonderful to tell, he had the good sense to affect nothing but the commonplace and the every dav. He was able to appeal to our doings in India as having fully met the policy which he fore- shadowed in November last; and claimed for it all the success which he then stated we were warranted expecting. He touched with sufficient brevity upon the extremely gratifying improve- ment taking place in all our markets, and showed how familiar he was with the various depart- ments of trade and commerce and he was able to give a reason which satisfied his auditors, and will satisfy the general public, for the hope which he held that at last our dark night is being followed by the tokens of a brighter day. His LORDSHIP was peculiarly happy, as he usually is, when referring to Ireland. The brilliant Irishman is a phrase which will not be easily forgotton, nor that of the melancholy ocean;" and the hope which he holds out to Ireland of help if it is absolutely needed, will enable its friends to see that the Conservative party, at least, will be equal to any emergency which fail- ing crops may bring about. Lord BEACONSFIELD'S reference to Lord LYT- TON was worthy of himself. He invariably sticks by his friends; and he often does what his predecessors in power so frequently refused to do—he goes out of his way to pass encoiaiums upon the younger men, and the younger states- men of our times, who are serving their country to the best of their ability. The position which Lord BEACONSFIELD claims for England, as an arbiter in the affairs of Europe, will go right home to every real English gentleman. Foreign affan-s are too often interpreted by the Liberals as the affairs of foreigners; with Conservatives, foreign affairs means the affairs of Englishmen in all quarters of the globe. We send from this little overpeopled island of ours emigrants, missionaries, travellers, and traders to every part; and we have taught them from their earliest days to claim the protection of the mother country under all circumstances, and in every clime. We have taught them to believe that there is no seaport at which an English vessel of war may not be found; and that the re is no real grievance which an English army will fail to redress. We have gone upon the theory that all squabbles oi Continental Europe are more or less likely to involve us, or our colonies, or depen- dencies, or those under our protection, sooner or 1 later in trouble; and that our duty is to see that if any fighting has to be done in compelling troublesome nations to keep the peace, that that fighting shall be done out of England at least, whatever be the cost. That policy has secured us a pre-eminence amongst the nations of the world of which we are all ready to boast, and a peace and prosperity which makes our landed property invaluable, our very three per cents, always the safest of investments, and our mercantile engagements in any portion of the globe as sure as a powerful and protecting arm can make them. The present Government will do nothing to weaken our standing abroad, and we have no doubt that for many years to come reference will be made by Englishmen in all j quarters of Her Majesty's dominions, to the motto which Lord BEACONSFIELD suggested on Monday as the motto for a British Minigtry, Imperium ei Libertas.

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