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THE PUBLIC LIFE

OF

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE

EARL OF BEACONSFIELD, K.G.

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THE PUBLIC LIFE

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THE RIGIIT HONOURABLE THE

EARL OF BEACONSFIELD, K.G.

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LY

FRANCIS HITCHMAN.

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

PLI'TARCH (North's Translation, 1579).

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LONDON BRADBURY, AGREW, & w, PRISTI AS WAITLFRIARS

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER VIII.

STILL IN OPPOSITION.

PAGE

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

of Parliament—The Mercantile Marine Bill--Peace—The Budget of
1856—Italian Affairs—The American Difficulty- End of the Session-
Mr. Disraeli'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 --MIr. 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. Disracli's Address-Speech from

the Hustings — Foreign Policy of the Government — Reform - The
French Alliance-Lord Malmesbury's Despatch-The Emperor's Pam-
pllet-The Cagliari Business-Mr. Disraeli's Speech-General Business
of the House--Reform-The India Bill—First reading-Compromise

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