The London Quarterly Review Volume 83

The London Quarterly Review Volume 83

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...years after his appointment can form no conception of the state of agitation in which he lived. He lived in the midst of an atmosphere of intrigues, opposing craft with craft. He had compensations, however, in the unlimited confidence which Bismarck showed him, and in the lively desire of the Pope to secure peace with Germany. There were compensations also in the frequent banquets given by cardinals and prelatcs in Rome and in the country, particularly in those of Genzano, in the villa of Cardinal Jacobini, where he and Galimberti were entertained and passed the Sunday in pleasant freedom from care. The kinsfolk of the deceased cardinal still recall those days of country life and the toasts proposed by the Minister of Prussia to the Pope and religious peace between the Holy See and Germany. The negotiations were drawn out for five years. In May 1886 the greater part of the laws of the Kulturkampf were abrogated. Schloetzer died at Berlin last May at the age of seventy-two. He had some intention of publishing his recollections of Rome. It is probable that some day they will see the light, as a tribute to his own memory and a description of a notable passage in the history of the Pontificate of Leo XIII., and in the diplomacy and the struggles of Bismarck. (July i5).--Signor Bonfadi's appreciative paper on President Carnot occupies the first place in this number. It refeis to the circumstances of his election when Ferry, Freycinet, Saussier, and General Boulanger were competitors with him for the high position. The multiplicity of candidates made people's minds turn more eagerly to Carnot. The election of Jules Ferry threatened to give full effect to those agreements between extreme parties which, at the end of 1870, saw in the...show more

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  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 304g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236773985
  • 9781236773982