(A chart illustrating points to which Miss Brand referred in her talk of last iveck will be found on page 467.)
CARPETS occupy a large place in the domestic budget, from which even the ' flat habit' has failed to oust them, and their Wear and tear gives many an anxious quarter of an hour to the person whose unpleasant lot it is to replace them when the ravages of many, feet can no longer be concealed. In this talk Miss Violet Brand , who has already told listeners how to make their clothes last longer, will give some practical hints for , postponing the evil day.
THE Elizabethan sea-dogs were a hardy and healthy breed, and much honoured in our history ; but they left us cursed with the moral horrors of theslave trade. In this talk Mr. Lambert will describe how, two centuries after Hawkins died, the moral standards' of the English people had progressed sufficiently to make possible Wilberforce's great Crusade.
He will tell the story of the first attempts to interest Parliament in the abolition question ; of the first motion for gradual abolition followed by a long series of defeats in the Commons and the Lords, extending from 1795 to 1807, when success was finally achieved. And, in addition, he will discuss the question whether credit can be awarded to Wilberforce for his zeal on behalf of the African slaves, without blame also being given to him for his blindness to the almost equally hideous sufferings of the industrial population at home.
Dorothy, Lady Kennard
'Through Russia to Persia before the War'
Readers of that great Victorian traveller, Frederick Brunsby, the author of 'A Ride to Khiva,' will know something of the difficulties and even dangers of journeying in the vast spaces of Asiatic Russia half-a-century ago. Dorothy, Lady Kennard's travels took place more recently than that, but even in those pre-war days of which she speaks the railway stopped short at Batburh, and much of her travelling was done on the roads. Those who want to learn how journeys are made in countries that are still in the post-chaise and diligence stage of transport will do well to listen to her talk to-night.
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