John Thadeus Delane, Editor of the Times; His Life and Correspondence Volume . 2

John Thadeus Delane, Editor of the Times; His Life and Correspondence Volume . 2

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...consequence, as the news is less positive than was expected. Not a word from Bismarck has reached Paris to-day, but the King of the Belgians, who is at Berlin, telegraphed that he found "a disposition to receive favourably des propositions acceptaoles." It is also said on some positive authority that the Prussians have begun to remove their cannon from Luxemburg, and have made no attempt to repair the fortifications, which they would almost certainly do if they expected to have to defend the place. Slight as the news is, therefore, it is, as far as it goes, favourable, and we ought to press more and more upon Prussia that she should put the matter in the hands of her friends, and be guided by their advice. The French profess to be very grateful for our bons offices hitherto, and if we could prevent a war which looked so imminent we should gain almost as much glory as if we had been engaged in it and so brought it to a satisfactory conclusion. Saturday, 6p.m., April 27, 1867. I have just heard that Prussia makes the necessary concession and that therefore peace is safe. I will write again if there is any doubt of the fact. Pray blow the trumpet of the mediators and make it as easy as possible for both the principals to accept the arrangement. France, of course, has rather the best of it, for though she has not got all she asked for, she has got more than she had, and has so far improved her position. It is a great danger well avoided, and there is something in diplomacy after all. I shall be back on Monday evening if all goes right. Sunday.--A very wet day. Went with Lady Airlie to the Sulpice, and dined with her and Mrs. Grote. Monday.--Left Paris and came over with Cochrane and Abraham Hayward pleasantly enough. To work in the evening...show more

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  • Paperback | 130 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 245g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236583655
  • 9781236583659