Memoir of the Public Life of the Right Hon. John Charles Herries in the Reigns of George III., George IV., William IV. and Victoria Volume N . 2. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: 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: ...knew that he was writing to a man who although strongly attached to his party, and a decided opponent of the Liberal Ministry, would never, like the Liberals during the whole of the great war, sacrifice national interests to party animosity. A question here presents itself. Is it not in the highest degree probable that the step taken by the foreign plenipotentiary to obtain the intervention of a leading member of the Conservative Opposition was made known to Lord Palmerston in the course of the frequent conversations which must have been held on the state of affairs; if, indeed, the intention to take it was not previously communicated to his Lordship, who may possibly even have suggested the writing of the note? Taking the same view as his diplomatic friend, Mr. Herries lost no time in recommending the matter to the attention of a political manager, from whom he received the following answer:--'Your correspondent is quite right in saying that the articles in question are playing the game of France, but not equally so, I suspect, in supposing that the writer does not understand the question. Whether he misstates I know not, but am satisfied that he does understand the question. Between ourselves, they come from a person who has some knowledge at least of the French policy on the Eastern affairs;... but if you could satisfy me that the course taken by the paper (which commits only itself) is injurious to the Party, I have probably sufficient influence with to stop the course, or at least I would try it; but, as at present advised, though approving Palmers ton's policy, I see no harm that can arise from the paper's taking its own line. After all, however, when we talk of Party, does one remain, for any useful purpose?' At the time when one of Lord Palmerston's...
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