Foreign News: Romantic Randolph

Not a single college debating society in the U. S. is taken seriously by public, press or politicians; but when a young Briton makes a brilliant maiden speech before the Oxford Union the whole Empire knows of it next morning, and cases are not few in which such a speech has made the young man's whole career—witness the late Marquess Curzon of Keddleston.

Jammed to suffocation last week was the Union's rather dingy hall, as there rose to make his maiden speech, a youth (18 years) of pink and white complexion, a nervous but...

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