BRITISH EMPIRE: Death of Morley

Viscount Morley of Blackburn, better known as John Morley, the philosopher-statesman friend of Gladstone, died last week at the age of 84 from heart failure.

Morley's chief fame rests on a literary basis. Educated at Cheltenham College and Lincoln College, Oxford, he became a professed Liberal in politics, a die-hard Conservative in his writings. His volumes on Voltaire and Rousseau are typical examples of this literary conservatism. In these books he is nothing if not thorough, he scrupulously avoids equivocation but he deals only in the straight and narrow paths of inquiry....

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