Reminiscences and Reflexions of a Mid and Late Victorian by Ernest Belfort BaxReminiscences and Reflexions of a Mid and Late Victorian by Ernest Belfort Bax

Reminiscences and Reflexions of a Mid and Late Victorian

byErnest Belfort Bax

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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. 1920. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V PERSONALITIES OF THE SOCIALIST MOVEMENT IN ENGLAND The first place in any characterization of the individuals who have played a part in the Socialist movement in Great Britain must be given to the man who is in every way the founder of that movement, Henry Mayers Hyndman. I first became acquainted with Hyndman in 1882. He was then living in Devonshire Street, Portland Place, and was regarded generally by Liberals and orthodox Radicals as an eccentric political freelance who was working in the Tory interests. This was largely owing to the fact that he had strongly opposed the Russophile agitation of Gladstone from 1876 to 1878, during the crisis which led up to the RussoTurkish War, and during the war itself. His proTurkish and anti-Russian views on the war had naturally thrown him into contact with the Tory party and with Beaconsfield, at that time its leader. His relations with Beaconsfield, Salisbury, and other Tory celebrities will be found given in detail in his two autobiographical volumes entitled respectively "The Record of an Adventurous Life" and " More Reminiscences." Another circumstance which led with some enthusiastic Radicals to suspicions as to the thorough going character of Hyndman's democratic sentiments was that at the preliminary meeting at which the Democratic Federation was founded in the Spring of 1881, over which he presided, he had opposed a motion to place the immediate abolition of the monarchy on the practical programme of the Federation. This was imagined at the time by some of those present to be an expression of Tory respectability and loyalty to the throne. It was really nothing of the kind, but simply due to a desire not to encumber the new platform with " planks " for the time being inexpedient. The old Dilke Re...
Title:Reminiscences and Reflexions of a Mid and Late VictorianFormat:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217269680

ISBN - 13:9780217269681

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