William Ewart Gladstone; A Biographical Study

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byFrank Wakeley Gunsaulus

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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.1898 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. JUNIOR LORD OF THE TREASURY AND AUTHOR. Lord Grey resigned in 1834, and the King summoned the Duke of Wellington to constitute a Government to his liking. Wellington was sensible enough to know that the will which had conquered at Waterloo might be stiff enough, but scarcely mobile enough, to serve the purpose of England at this time. The Iron Duke unwittingly urged a man whose temper of mind would enable him to lead the Conservative party further, if such a thing were possible, as he had already led the party far in the direction of something quite as important as the repeal of the Corn Laws. A middle-class man was Robert Peel, yet he held the heart of the aristocracy of England in his hand. The Duke strongly urged Peel as the leader of the new Administration, and it was not long before he accepted the task and formed a Ministry. He immediately called Gladstone to the office of Junior Lord of the Treasury. The young man had already given intimation of that genius for finance which made him at last the most skillful and philosophic expositor of a Budget the Anglo-Saxon world has ever known. Gladstone was then twenty-five years of age, and he had been lifted, in his first Parliament, to a position to which his natural taste fitted him, and in February, 1835, after having made it clear that he had the capacity and training to fill almost any position in English political life, he became Under Secretary of the Colonies. Here his great business ability demonstrated itself for a better regulation of the carriage of passengers in merchant vessels. Prose was made to yield to poetry, for he touched every topic with the light of imagination. But more than intellect and fancy were here. In this very Bill which he proposed humanity and justice to the oppre...

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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.1898 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. JUNIOR LORD OF THE TREASURY AND AUTHOR. Lord Grey resigned in 1834, and the King summoned the Duke of Wellington to ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:134 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217417833

ISBN - 13:9780217417839

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