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CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

England.—Circumstances of the Country at the commencement of the year

1851—Prevalent Feeling of the Nation respecting the Papal Aggression—

Anticipations of the Great Exhibition of Industry—State of Trade, Re-

venue, and Condition of the Lower Classes—Complaints of the Agricul-

tural Interest—Opening of Parliament by the Queen in Person, on the

4th of February—Her Majesty's Speech from the Throne—Debates in

both Houses—In the Lords, the Address is proposed by the Earl of Effing-

ham, and seconded by Lord Cremorne—Speeches of Lord Stanley, the

Duke of Richmond, Earl of Winchilsea, Lord Camoys, and the Marquis of

Lansdowne—The Address is agreed to nem. con.—In the Commons, the

Address is moved by the Marquis of Kildare, and seconded by Mr. Peto—

Speeches of Mr. Roebuck, Sir R. Inglis, Mr. J. O'Connell, Mr. A. B. Hope,

Mr. Chisholm Anstey, Mr. Plumptre, Mr. Hume, Mr. Bankes, Lord John

Russell, and Mr. Disraeli—The Motion is carried without a Division—

Retirement of the Earl of Shaftesbury from the Office of Chairman of

Committees, and Election of Lord Redesdale in his room—Tribute of

Respect to the Memory of Mr. J. H. Ley, late Clerk of the Table in the

House of Commons. Ecclesiastical Titles Bill—On the 7th of February

Lord John Russell moves for leave to bring in a Bill for counteracting

the Aggressive Policy of the Church of Rome—His able and interesting

Speech on that occasion—The Debate on the preliminary question of

introducing the Bill is protracted during four nights by successive Ad-

journments—The Motion is supported by the Attorney-General, Mr. W.

Page Wood, Sir George Grey, Sir R. H. Inglis, Mr. Disraeli, Mr. Napier,

and numerous other Members—It is opposed, among others, by Mr. Philip

Howard, Mr. Roebuck, Mr. Hume, Mr. Moore, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Keogh,

Mr. A. B. Hope, Mr. Oswald, and Mr. Frederick Peel—On a Division the

Motion for leave to introduce the Bill is carried by 395 against 63;

Majority, 332 Page [1

CHAPTER II.

Agriculture And Protection.—Mr. Disraeli's Motion in favour of Relief

for Agricultural Distress—His Speech—The Debate is continued for two

nights by adjournment—Answer of the Chancellor of the Exchequer—

Speeches of the Marquis of Granby, Sir James Graham, Mr. Booker, Mr.

Labouchere, Mr. Cayley, Mr. Cardwell, Mr. Cobden, and Lord John Russell

—After a Reply from Mr. Disraeli, the Motion is negatived by a majority

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