A History Of Our Own Times, From 1880 To The Diamond Jubilee (volume 2) by Justin Mccarthy

A History Of Our Own Times, From 1880 To The Diamond Jubilee (volume 2)

byJustin Mccarthy

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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. 1880. Excerpt: ... ity was already gone. Each succeeding day showed more and more the change that had taken place in public feeling. Defeat was turned into disaster. Disaster became utter rout and confusion. When the elections were over it was found that the Conservative party were nowhere. A majority of some hundred and twenty sent the Liberals back into power. No Liberal statesmen in our time ever before saw themselves sustained by such an army of followers. There was a moment or two of hesitation--of delay. The Queen sent for Lord Harrington; she then sent for Lord Granville; but every one knew in advance who was to come into power at last. The strife lately carried on had been the old duel between two great men. Mr. Gladstone had stood up against Lord Beaconsfield for some years and fought him alone. He had dragged his party after him into many a danger. He had compelled them more than once to fight where many of them would fain have held back, and where none of them saw any chance of victory. Now, at last, the battle had been given to his hands, and it was a matter of necessity that the triumph should bring back to power the man whose energy and eloquence had inspired the struggle. The Queen sent for Mr. Gladstone, and a new chapter of English history opened, with the opening of which this work has to close. CHAPTER LXVII. THE LITERATURE OF THE REIGN: SECOND SURVEY. The later period which we have now to survey is more rich in scientific literature than that former period which we assumed to close with the Crimean war. In practical science, as we have already shown, the advance made during the reign of Queen Victoria has been greater in many ways than the advance made from the beginning of civilization to that time. Sir Robert Peel travelled from Rome to London to assum...

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Title:A History Of Our Own Times, From 1880 To The Diamond Jubilee (volume 2)Format:PaperbackDimensions:276 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.58 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217662412

ISBN - 13:9780217662413

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