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M. D. Con Way On England

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Day
21
Month
January
Year
1887
Copyright
Public Domain
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Mr. Moncure D. Conway has begun a series of lectures here on the various aspects of England, the first one of which was delivcred a few days ago. Mr. Conway knows Eiigland about as well as America, having lived there fora numberof years.and livedright in with the people. He has been as much interested in English movwnents as in American, and he has even started "niovemc;nts" of his own there. Now he has come back and settled in Brooklyn, where so many popular preachers go, and he is employing his leisure in giving tho result of his English observations. He is a clever observar, and says a good many shrewd things about England not altogether complimentary. Ileseems tobare a good opinión of the Prince of Wales, and scouts the idea of the PriiiceSs of Wales not beín a perfectly happy wonmn. He thinks that the prince is goin to be the most popular ruler that England has had in many a long timo, and he also thinks that the cjueu; is one of the most unpopular. Headinits that the prince is not a brilliant man, but he insists that he is amanofgrüat cultivation at thesame time. He says that he speaks a niuuber of languages fluontly, and that he is well informed on all subjects on which it is necessary forhim to be informed; and he quoted one instance of a speech that the prince had made on the fisheries question, after the delivery of which Mr. Huxley turned to Mr. Conway and remarked that it showed as much and as thorous;h knowledge of the subject, as he should haveexpected from a scientific man. Mr. Conway said a good many thinus that I did not agree with, but that is not a fault in a lectm-er. It is better to make his audience feel a little combativo than tosendthem away fimply pleAsed because they aitreed ■with all that has been said. He was al most bitter in his remarks upon the diplomatic service, and seemed to think that a man could not be a man ] and be a diplomatist. He thought it was an unnecessary expense, and a very badoccupation for an American to spend his time at a forekrn ijDurt; and he furthermore added that the newspapers were the best arbitnitors, and that diplomats are unnecessary when we have journalists,_ which was very complimentarv to lournalists,

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