Foreign News: Death of Birkenhead

To "The Galloper" who tamed wild Irishmen, to scathing "F. E.," master of acrid but urbane debate in both Houses of Parliament, to Great Britain's youngest Lord Chancellor, to the great and frankly snobbish Earl of Birkenhead whose aristocracy was that of "first class brains," came last week a strangely gentle Death.

Propped up in bed a short while before his final, sudden relapse into coma, Lord Birkenhead scanned London papers, learned that he was "now almost recovered from his long illness." He died believing he...

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