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mind-Profound grief of the Nation8- The Funeral-Deep sense of the loss a of the Queen to Parliament–Tributes to Iming grief of the Queen- Address from rince Consort to the cause of social progress
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contederation into a powerful Protestant empire ; while France, crushed and conquered in a brief war, has been compelled to surrender two fair provinces to Germany. Perhaps no period of ten years in the history of Europe ever witnessed more memorable events, more extraordinary and unexpected vicissitudes. These things, in spite of our neutrality, cannot but be deeply interesting to Englishmen, and the reader will accordingly find the great wars, revolutions, and negotiations of America and the Continent described at some length in the following pages.
The differences between Great Britain and the United States arising out of the depredations of the Alabama, and other cruisers of her class—the negotiations which succeeded in adjusting those differences by a treaty referring them to international arbitration and the proceedings of the Tribunal of Arbitration appointed under that treaty, will be found narrated, in their proper sequence and connection, in the forty-fifth and forty-sixth chapters.
A narrative of the progress of English Art during the last twenty years will be found in Chapter XLI.
Her Majesty Queen Victoria still reigns, as she reigned when the last preceding Volume of this History appeared, over a loyal and united people. After the great and crushing sorrow of her life, it has pleased Providence to send her no scanty share of those alleviations which help us to bear mortal ills with resignation ; she has seen, since the death of the Prince Consort, most of her children happily and honourably married ; death has made no more encroachments on the family circle; and the young life of blooming grandchildren has come to lead her thoughts towards the joys and interests of a new generation. That a similar immunity from great afflictions may attend Her Majesty during the next decennial period of English history, must be the sincere prayer of all her subjects.
That a due proportion has invariably been observed in the narration of events so near to us, or that amidst the embarrassing abundance of materials, nothing has been omitted which ought to have been noticed, nothing related which ought to have been omitted, it would perhaps be hazardous to assert. It is hoped, however, that the moving picture of English and European life, from 1861 to 1872, has, on the whole, been transferred to these pages with fidelity and impartiality; and in this hope the Ninth Volume of CASSELL'S ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF ENGLAND is confidently commended to the indulgent judgment of the public.
The Portrait of H.R.H. the Princess of Wales (see Frontispiece) is copied, by permission, from a photograph
by Messrs. W. and D. Downey.
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS TO THE NINTH VOLUME.
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PAGE Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and
Princess of Wales .. Frontispiece The Queen holding the First Investiture
of the Order of the Star of India
Merrima: ... ..
Ships ... ... ** *** Captain Speke ...
* William Ewart Gladstone Presentation of a Sword to Garibaldi, at
the Crystal Palace ... Planting "Shakespeare's Oak" Storming a New Zealand Pah Scene at a Belfast Riot Sir George Grey .. Count Bismark The Exchange, Copenhagen Engagement before Düppel Prince Frederick Charles ... Maximilian, Emperor of Mexico ... Arrival of the French Troops in Mexi Entrance to the Cathedral of Mexico ... 103 Hurricane at Calcutta John Stuart Mill View of tbe Matterhora Arrest of Charles O'Connell Sir Joseph Paxton ... King Leopold I. Funeral or Lord Palmerston ir
minster Abbey ...
... 145 Tbe Jamaica Iasurrection : Volunteers
Firing on the Mob
Justice of England
sion on the Reform Bill ...
in the Gazelle
ceiving the Pope's Blessing ...
451 View in Orleans
and Screen ... ... ... ...
Thanksgiving Service in St. Paul's
Cathedral ... ... ... ... *
*** * View of Funchal
516 President Grant
317 View of Geneva
522 The San Juan Question: Map of the
Alabama Claims at Geneva
540 The New Opera House in Pa
541 View of Versailles
546 Demonstration of the Paris Preemasons 547 Colonel Rossel...
552 Jardin des Plantes , The Cemetery of Père la Chaise ... Insurgents Ravaging the Streets of Paris Mr. Childers, M.P. Mountaineers of Afg nistan Indian Fakir . Assassination of the Viceroy of India ... Mazzini ... Saltaire ... George Stephenson. St. Katherine's Docks, London Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester 88 Robert Stephenson ... .
589 Isambard K. Brunel ... . The Mont Cenis Railway . The Victoria Bridge at Montreal Opening of the Suez Canal ... Mr. Bessemer ... ... ... Baron Liebig ... Nasmyth's Steam Hammer... ... Sir W. Fairbairn
Dundee ... | Work-girls at Wigan Collieries ...
The Emperor of R
277 Salzburg ... Naval Review at Spithead in honour
the Sultan of Turkey ...
hibition at Paris, 1867
Captive ... ... ..
Grave... ... ... ***
337 The Right Rev. Dr. Magee, Bishop of
the House of Lords
354 Malaga ...
355 Burgos ...
360 Night Scene in the Bay of Jeddo: Fishing
by Fire The Duke of Richmond ..
300 Collision between the Bombay and the Oneida ...
367 Professor Henry Fawcett ...
372 Mr. W. E. Forster
373 Mr. Mundella ... Attack on the English Travellers
Greek Brigands ... Cathedral in Athens ...
Dickens ... *** "**
in the Bois de Boulogne