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THE PUBLIC LIFE

OF

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THE

EARL OF BEACONSFIELD, K.G.

THE PUBLIC LIFE

OF

THE RIGIIT HONOURABLE THE

EARL OF BEACONSFIELD, K.G.

ETC. ETC.

IY

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."

PLUTARCH (North's Translation, 1579).

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:
CHAPMAN & HALL, 193, PICCADILLY.

1879.
[1111 rights reserred.]

LONDON : BRADBURY, ACNEW, & co., PRINTERS , WHITEFRIARS.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER VIII. '

STILL IN OPPOSITION.

PAGS

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---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 Hustings — 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-Compromise-

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