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LAND AND NATIONALITY                   335
In some of his speeches Parnoll had made personal attacks on Mr. Gladstone. I thought those attacks undeserved and told him so. Ho said: * What have I said ? ' I replied, ' You remember as wull an I/ * 1 called him an old gentleman/ he said. * Well, he is an old gentleman; there is no harm in that,* 1 said : * I wish you would take this matter soriouHly/ ' Well, but/ he repeated, * what have 1 said ? What have I called him ? Tell mo/ * Wall/ I rejoined—' you will probably smile, but it is not, after all, a smiling matter—you called him "a grand old spider/* I met Morloy (who is not unfriendly to you) in the Lobby and he said, "Do you think I can have anything to do with a man who called Mr. Gladstone * a grand old spider' ? " ' Parnoll Bmilod and answorod : * I think that in complimentary— spinning all kind.H of wobs and devices, that's just what ho docs/ 1 said : * I wish you would take thin matter seriously, it in really unworthy of you. No man lias avoided peftionalititm all thoso yuan* mores than you. Why should you                to thorn now ? * Parnoll
(angrily): * You all           to mo to complain. I am
fighting with my back to the wall, and          blow I hit
is criticised by my friends. You all           how I am
attacked. You only coma to find fault with mo. You arc all against mo/ I said : * I do not think you ought to Bay that. If I worn againnt you 1 would not bo horo. T do not como an Mr* Uladstotiu's friend; f coma an yours, because I fuul It IB unworthy of you/ * You are right/ ho said, suddenly placing his hand on my shoulder; 'pm'Honal alum*) in wrong. I, havo Hide! theso things and forgotten thoin tin Hcifinim I hav« html thorn. But you tin.! right in talking about it/
Upon anothur OCCAMOU I Haul that Mr. CilatlHtono wctll of Irubiutl, atltling, 4 Almtmt all that has
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