When The London Times states a fact, a fact it is, with very few exceptions. Should The Times ever prove irresponsible, it would, after years of utmost solicitude, utterly disconcert the digestion of a vast Commonwealth. Likewise the editor of The Times. His position is well nigh that of a state official. His most private statement, his most guarded whisper, will, if overheard, be received with attention, credence, close scrutiny. Editors of The Times are therefore tight-lipped gentlemen, seldom heard from outside their own...

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