The Derbyites and the Coalition; Parliamentary Sketches. Being a 2. Ed. of the History of the Session 1852 - 3

The Derbyites and the Coalition; Parliamentary Sketches. Being a 2. Ed. of the History of the Session 1852 - 3

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...who, before his success, suspected that Lord John Russell, as amateur pilot, was de trop in a calm, among a crew coalesced on the comprehensive basis of administrative ability. Sir C. Wood may not have liked the overwhelming contrasts candidly thrust on his attention between this Budget and his beggars' wallets. The Whigs, generally, are not pleased that the coup, on which all depended, should have been made by the Peelite portion of the Ministry, and that Mr. Gladstone himself should so prominently present the Cabinet as taking up the work of Sir Robert Peel--a connexion in following which the Whig element and interregnum between Peel in 1842, and Gladstone in 1853, are likely to be overlooked. But Mr. Gladstone is revelling in his own proper fame; talks exultingly--he treated poor Pakington, on Tuesday, as Pakington would have treated, say Chisholm Anstey--and, generally, is in such superb good humour, that he is half inclined to add a million or two of his private fortune to swell the surplus, and, at any rate, is supposed to be ready to get rid of all the grumbling by altering the licences grievance, and by giving the Radicals what they want about the newspaper taxes. That is the least concession he could make for so much complimenting as he has been the recipient of since the beginning of this week; and he will increase the amount of the gift, by the good grace with which he will confess an error. Apelles consented to alter the shoe of the Venus. In such a beauty of a Budget, little defects may be allowed by a consummate artist. But a bad Budget gives good debates; a good Budget has entailed on a dull public unenlivening discussions. The monotonous admiration of the House has been like the invariable Oh--h--h's of the crowd, wondering at more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236509935
  • 9781236509932