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BARRY EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY. VISIT OF MR. HILAIRE BELLOC, M.P., NEXT WEEK. ONE of the most important and interest- ing events in the life of Barry this winter is the approaching visit of Mr Hilaire Belloc, the newly-elected Liberal Member of Parliament for South Salford. Mr Belloc, though still young, being only 35 years of age, has rapidly leaped into the front rank as an author, and he has been described as one of the three cleverest young men in London, the other two being Max Beerbohm and Gilbert Ches- terton. Mr Belloc is of French extrac- tion, but he -has lived in this country since he was three weeks old. After a brilliant career at Oxford University, where he was in residence at Baliol College, and his personality, it is said, is still a tradition at the Oxford Union Society, he devoted himself to journalism and literature, and is recognised as an authority upon the French Revolution period. He has just written the intro- duction to Carlyle's book on the Subject for Dent's Everyman's Library, and also monograms on Danton and Robespierre. A new volume by him is shortly to be published by Messrs. Methuen on "Marie Antsinette." Mr Belloc has been a great traveller, having worked before the mast and as a stoker. His books on travel are most interesting, The Old Road" and the "Path to Rome" being their titles. Another of Mr Belloc's varied experiences has been in the French Army, where he served for twelve months as an artilleri&t. Mr H. W. Massingham recent- ly described Mr Belloc as one of the most brilliant of the younger writers, and one of the most remarkable personalities of modern Oxford." Of the writers of the present, Mr Belloc most challenges Mr Chesterton in the ardour of his attack upon all that is meant by the reaction. He possesses in singular combination the capacities of rhetoric and of satire the whole conveyed with a kind of elemental energy which is the perpetual wonder of his friends. No one in the new Parlia ment will be watched with livelier ex- pectations. Mr Belloc is an orator with almost a Celtic declamatory manner, and his recent maiden speech on the Address in the House of Commons was said, by its brilliant fluency and ease, and even richness of style to attract and hold the House. He is on his mother's side of an old Catholic family, well known in the Midlands, and the Bishop of his Church have done him the honour of appointing liim as their representative on the Catbolic Education Council. Though a thorough J)emocratj Mr Belloc has expressed his hostility to Collectivist ideas, as well as to Women's Suffrage. He is of opinion that it was possible to make a woman a domestic being, but not a political being. The subject of Mr Belloc's lecture, which is to be illustrated by lantern slides, is "The Influence of Physical Geography on the Destiny of Nations," ought to be peculiarly interesting to Welsh people. Many of our readers will remember Mr O. M. Edwards' brilliant introductory chapter on this subject in his History of Wales." The lecture is to take place at the Congregational Hall, Barry, on Wednesday evening next, under the auspices of the Barry Educational Society.

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