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THE HOMER OF HIS AGE. I

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THE HOMER OF HIS AGE. I 'At a public performance there are only two items which will fetch man, woman, and child to their feet. The one is the National Anthem, the Guaer the "Hallelujah Chorus." In this latter case one's rising is all a matter of uncon- scious mimicry. When they came to the Chorus at the Handel centenary, George III., his eyes streaming with tears, rose, and the whole audi- ence filling the Abbey in sympathy did the same. It. is 182 years since the "Messiah" was first per- formed it is 145 years since its composer died. "I did think I did see all Heaven before me and the great God himself," he said of the period in which he composed his oratorio. "Remember Handel? Who that was not born Deaf as the dead to harmony, forgets, Or can, the more than Homer of his age?" So wrote Cowper, but he was keen as mustard in his condemnation ef the apotheosis of the composer. "A religious service, instituted in honour of the musician and performed in the house of God, is a subject that calls loudly for animadversion," he asserted. It was reasonable to suppose, he declared, that next year the name of Handel would be added in red letters: to the calendar of saints, for it would puzzle the Pope to add anything to his canonisation. Well, loving oblations have been poured at the shrines of saints whose gifts of blessing to the world have been of more dubious character and quantity.

A GRANT FROM THE BLACK PRINCE.

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I THE WRECKED SUBMARINE. I

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--THE BUDGET. .

. FOXWELL LIBEL SUIT.

THE KING AND PHYSICAL TRAINING.

IDEATH OF MISS JENNER.

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FLIGHT OF THE MULLAH. I

KILLED IN THE STREET.