The Letters of Queen Victoria, a Selection from Her Majesty's Correspondence Bewteen the Years 1837 and 1861 Volume . 1

The Letters of Queen Victoria, a Selection from Her Majesty's Correspondence Bewteen the Years 1837 and 1861 Volume . 1

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...of Parliament, but your Majesty's advisers will hardly be able to recommend to your Majesty such a step. The cry against the Poor Law is sure to be taken up by the worst politicians of the Tory party, and, as at Nottingham, may be successful against that most useful law. The friends of Government who represent counties will be taunted with the proposal to alter the Corn Law. Bribery is sure to be resorted to beyond anything yet seen. A defeat of the Ministry on a dissolution would be final and irreparable. On the other hand, their successors in the Government would have to provide for the excess in the expenditure pledged against the best measures that could be resorted to for the purpose. It would be a difficulty of their own seeking, and their want of candour and justice to their opponents would be the cause of their own embarrassments. The moment is a very important one, and the consequences of the vote of Friday, or probably Monday, cannot fail to be serious. Memorandum by Mr Anson. "The Ministry in jeopardy." (Heading in the Prince Albert's hand.) Windsor Castle, 4th May 1841. Lord Melbourne came down from town after the House of Lords. I went with him to his room for an hour after the Queen had retired. He said the main struggle would take place on the Sugar duties on Friday. His impression was that the Government would be beat, and he must then decide whether to go out or dissolve. He leaned to the former. I said, "I trusted he would not dissolve unless he thought there was some prospect of increasing his strength, and begged him to remember what was done would not be considered the act of the Government but that of himself and the Queen, and that he individually would be held as the responsible person." He said he had...show more

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  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 404g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236655427
  • 9781236655424