Mephistophiles [!] In England, Or, The Confessions Of A Prime Minister (volume 2)

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byRobert Folkestone Williams

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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. 1835. Excerpt: ... motion; but when I entered Parliament I determined to act according to circumstances. I had observed, by continual attendance at public meetings, political dinners, and by mingling frequently with men of all parties, that 1 had no chance of obtaining the distinction for which I panted, if I became a partisan of the Conservatives. There was a strong popular prejudice running against the Tory party, which 1 thought no talent could stem; and any one professing their principles, 1 felt assured, would share in their unpopularity. Liberal sentiments were becoming so general, that anything of an opposite nature was scarcely ever heard. The coterie at Lady Julia's, among whom I frequently met the principal ministers, talked of nothing but patriotism, liberality, and the people. The countess usually contrived to speak to me on the same subject; and her observations were produced in so winning a manner, that it was impossible to leave her without being convinced of her sincerity. It was evident that she wished me to profess similar opinions The night of the debate arrived. I was early in the house, and listened attentively to the speeches of the different orators. One of the secretaries of state introduced the measure in a long speech of several hours' duration, in which he explained the nature of the abuses in the church, endeavoured to prove the utility of the proposed alterations, and described the manifold advantages which would be produced by a settlement of the long-agitated question upon a basis of justice and religion. He was much cheered as he proceeded, and sat down amid very general applause. An Irish member, called O'Blarney, followed, whose hatred of the established church and democratic principles were well known. He commenced a violent tirade against...

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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. 1835. Excerpt: ... motion; but when I entered Parliament I determined to act according to circumstances. I had observed, by continual attendance ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217513255

ISBN - 13:9780217513258

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