legion, and, in many cases, touching and eloquent. Two of these deserve special mention in this volume—the one by Sir Hector Langevin, the acting leader of the House, and the other, the brilliant oration of the Hon. Wilfred Laurier, the leader of the Opposition, which will, for all time coming, be ranked among the noblest efforts of scholarly statesmen. As was fitting, the country which he loved so well gave him a national burial, the like of which was never before witnessed. In Ottawa and Kingston thousands of strong men with tear-dimmed eyes followed the bier. Faction and party spirit for the time were hushed as the hero " of a thousand glorious wars " was laid be-side the dust of kindred.
'Tis little, but it looks in truth
As if the quiet bones were blest,
Among familiar names to rest, And in the places of his youth."
And so we leave him to the verdict of posterity, which is for the most part just. The web of life is often very tangled and perplexing, but after death the pattern and colors come out iii bolder relief. Incidental faults and imperfections are lost sight of in view of the grand results accomplished.
" Peace while we shroud the man of men, Let no unhallowed word be spoken ; He will not answer thee again,
His mouth is sealed, his wand is broken.
Some holier cause, some vaster trust, Beyond the veil he may inherit, 0, gently earth receive his dust,
And heaven soothe his troubled spirit