The Life and Political Career of the Earl of Beaconsfield

The Life and Political Career of the Earl of Beaconsfield

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...claimed to have "educated' his party to the passing of the Reform Bill, and which gave considerable umbrage to some of his adherents, were published " by authority " with the title of "The Chancellor of the Exchequer in Scotland, being two speeches delivered by him in the city of Edinburgh, on the 29th and 30th of October, 1867." This question of D'Israeli having "educated his party" was animadverted upon very strongly at the time, and reference was also made to it in the House of Lords by Earl Russell, to which Mr. D'Israeli--with questionable taste--gave a reply through the public journals. According to Earl Russell, Mr. D'Israeli boasted at Edinburgh that, while he had, during seven years been opposing any reduction of the borough franchise, he had all the time been educating his party with a view of bringing about a much greater reduction of the franchise than that which his opponents had proposed. According to Mr. D'Israeli, what he did in reality say, was that the process of "education" to which the Tories had been subjected was not one conducted by himself, but was merely the result of the experience which they had gained duringthe interval which elapsed during the failure of their Bill in 1859, and their more successful attempt to deal with the subject last year. Nothing could be more different than the two things; but, unfortunately for Mr. D'Israeli, his version of that famous speech was not supported either by the report which appeared in the newspapers at the time, or by the authorized edition subsequently published by Messrs. Blackwood. In the first the words attributed to him were "I had to prepare the mind of the country and--if it be not too arrogant to use such a phrase--to...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236562674
  • 9781236562678