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THE PUBLIC LIFE

OF

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE

EARL OF BEACONSFIELD, K.G.

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“But as for Lycurgus, they thought of him thus : that he'was a mar. borne
to rule, to conimaunde and to geue order, as hauing in him a certaine naturall
grace and power to drawe men willingly to obeye him."

PLUTARCH (North's Translation, 1579).

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

CHAPMAN & HALL, 193, PICCADILLY.

1879.

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CONTENTS.

CHAPTER VIII.

STILL IN OPPOSITION.

PAGS

Death of Lord Raglan-Fall of Sebastopol-Austrian Intrigues --Re-opening

of Parliament- The Mercantile Marino Bill-Peace-The Budget of
1856–Italian Affairs, The American Difficulty- End of the Session-
Mr. Disracli's Review--Chinese War-The Lorcha Arrow and Sir John
Bowring--Indian Mutiny-Foreign Policy of the Coalition Government

- The Secret Treaty-Discomfiture of Lord Palmerston-Debate on the
China War-Mr. Disraeli's Speech-Defeat of the Government- The
Dissolution-The General Election-Mr. Disraeli's Address-Parlia.
ment Re-opens-Indian Mutiny--Mr. Disraeli's Speech-Lord Granville
"taken by surprise"-A bold and statesmanlike Policy--Parliament

adjourned-Commercial Panic, Parliament hastily summoned-Debate

on the Address-Indian Mutiny-Unpreparedness of the Government-

Attempt to assassinate Napoleon III.-Count Walewski's Despatch and

the Addresses of the French Colonels-Lord Clanricarde's Case--The

Conspiracy to Murder Bill-Mr. Disraeli's Action-Defeat of the Govern.

ment-Lord Derby sent for- The New Ministry.

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CHAPTER IX.

IN OFFICE, 1858–59.

Lord Derby reluctant to take Office-Mr. Disraeli's Address-Speech from

the lustings – Foreign Policy of the Government – Roform — The

French Alliance-Lord Malmesbury's Despatch--The Emperor's Pam-

phlet - The Cagliari Business—Mr. Disraeli's Speech--General Business

of the House-Reform-The India Bill-- First reading-Compromiso-

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