But nothing could have been kinder than the Gladstones' reception of them and of us.
Our cheap Gladstones have come upon us like universal suffrage.'
By-election after by-election had gone against Mr. Gladstones Government.
Wherrys (and Gladstones) favorite hymn, O God, our help in ages past.
He took occasion on the Address to pay a handsome tribute to Mr. Gladstones long public service and personal fame.
They saw what they took to be a succession of feeble surrenders before Mr. Gladstones prestige.
It prepared Mr. Gladstones mind for the reception of other impressions which were to reach him later.
In 1886 Mr. Gladstones Administration lay under deep suspicion.
All Mr. Gladstones Peers were present, there were scarcely any absentees and much practical business was settled.
Even in Scotland, Mr. Gladstones stronghold, his immediate followers fell from 61 to 43.