To-morrow and to-morrow and to-morrow Creeps on this petty pace from day to day, And all our yesterdays have seen the route Unknown and .unsurveyed.
Well, Sir, my hon. friend assuredly reached a climax -when, in a grave discussion of this character, bristling with figures and intended to be serious, he so far relaxed as to introduce into this debate this effusion, of which in a moment of weakness, flirting with the spirit of the muse, he had become the guilty progenitor.
I must not take this compliment. Mr. Chairman. Let me refer my right hon. friend, who seems to be in doubt about this, to act 5, scene 5 of Macbeth-I dare say t:e may have heard of the author of that play.