Foreign News: In a Decent, British Manner

When Wellington thrashed Bonaparte, As every child can tell, The House of Peers, throughout the war, Did nothing in particular And did it very well. . . .

—lolanthe

In the crowded House of Lords one day last week, more than 200 barons, viscounts, earls, marquesses and dukes sat like sardines. The noble lords were aroused. Shaking his mittened hands, 83-year-old Viscount Cecil of Chelwood inveighed against tyranny. Cried he: "What happened in Berlin yesterday and Moscow today may well happen in London tomorrow!" What was up? It was the perennial question:...

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