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man amongst them? The first Napoleon used to complain of what he called "les frondeurs" in the army of Italy, the fellows who were so beautifully candid that they always thought the enemy did everything better than themselves-not merely fought better, but fed their people better, doctored them better, and rewarded them better.
To do him justice, he made very short work with such folk when he once got hold of them. We, on the contrary, caress and fondle them, we listen to their sentiments, and mould our own to their liking; and even when we see them cross over and join our adversaries, we are so magnificently generous, that we not only forgive the defection but actually exalt the deserters. Would Pitt have suffered this? would the Great Duke have endured it? Are the Whigs of our own day so Christian-like in forgiveness that they would make room on their benches for men who never rise but to vote against them?
The cry of our day is, "There is no party;" but how can there be party, when the men who take no oath of allegiance to a leader are deemed as faithful as the sworn soldier who fights bravely to the death? There is no army if there be no discipline, and this is exactly what we see amongst the Conservatives. The rewards are not given to the valiant, nor are the renegades handed over to the provostmarshal.
We have not outgrown party in England. To say we are too liberal, or too enlightened, for party, is to talk balderdash; but party has ceased to have its distinctive marks, because certain people have invented a uniform that enables them to fight with either army, and take pay from both! For, these hybrids
I speak of take the bounty from us, and draw their pay from the enemy.
What has brought this reproach that we hear every day, of a want of policy on the Conservative benches, but these men who bridge over party, and contrive to make the Opposition benches a sort of outpost of the Treasury? They have got up the cant, Pam is doing our work. Ay, but I answer, and he is taking the wages too. There is no such need as people say to make common cause against the Radicals. John Bright is a clever fellow enough, but neither he nor his following ought to frighten us for the future of the Constitution. Both the monarchy and the coal-fields have a good many years before them, and "the Great Tribulation Coming" will not proceed out of Manchester, nor will Richard Cobden be its Prophet.
I am far more afraid of small defections than of great defeats, and I own I'll never believe in the discipline of party till the day comes that we hang a mutineer!
Once for all, then, I say, no caresses, no flatteries for those men who are not true to you. No blandishments for those delicate followers who require to cross over from time to time to the Government benches for a little warmth and sunshine, as invalids go to Italy for climate. No converse with the political ventriloquists who sit on one side of the House and talk from the other. If these people get acceptance, once that they are unmasked and exposed, political honesty is but a sorry affair. Party, in its honourable signification, cannot exist where they prosper; and of the constituencies that return them, I say, as Chief Baron O'Grady did of the disreputable counsel of a worse client" May you never be separated."
INDEX TO VOL. XCVI.
Adelung, Johann Cristoph, 334.
Alton Locke, remarks on, 297.
America, recent losses of the Romish
Americans on the Continent, character-
Anthologies, the early, 330.
Armitage's Ahab and Jezebel, remarks
Arnold, friendship between, and Whate-
ART, by W. W. S., 240-state and pros-
AUNT ANN'S GHOST STORY, 742.
Aylmer's Field, Tennyson's, 564.
Banks of London, the, 371-their ope-
Bank-brokers of London, the, 372.
Bates, Mr, on the languages of the
Beer-drinking in Germany, 522.
Biographical dictionaries, on, 343.
Bistritza river, the, 39-the monastery
Blainville on Aristotle, 154.
Branwhite, Mr, painting by, 97.
Britannia training-ship, course of teach-
Bucharest, sketches at, 351.
Burton, Mr, painting by, 97.
Butler, Mr, on the public school sys-
Byzantine art, the early remains of,
Calderon, P. H., painting by, 88.
CENSURE, THE VOTE OF, 243.
Benjamin, Mr, Confederate Secretary of Chevalier, M., his work on Mexico,
77 note, 81.
Child-murder, frequency of, in Germany,
Christ, the early portraits of, 580 et seq.
CITY OF GOLD, THE, 367.
Civil service examination system,
Cobden, Mr, on the vote of censure,
Coleridge on Othello, 171-on Hamlet,
Colet, John, the founder of St Paul's,
Collier, Jeremy, the Dictionary of,
Comte, his views of the dawn of
CONFEDERATE STATES, A VISIT TO THE
Confederate cavalry, the, 653.
Demi-monde, the, 287,
Denmark, review of the conduct of
Despotism, cheapness of government
Dickens, the tales of, 187.
Dictionary, the first, 326.
Divorce, the new law of, in England,
Drinking, prevalence of, in Germany,
Duelling, former prevalence of, and its
Dumas on the Demi-monde, 287.
EASTLAKE, Lady, the HISTORY OF OUR
Eating, excess of, in Germany, 519.
Continent, the, comparative expense of EDUCATION AND TRAINING OF NAVAL
living on, 601.
Cooke, E. W., Ruins of Roman Bridge
Cooper, the animal paintings of, 95.
Corbould, Mr, Morte d'Arthur by, 97.
Cotton, variations in imports of, 498.
Credit companies, the new, 376.
Crime, comparison between, in Eng-
Criminals, biographies of, 346-Ger-
Dedicated monasteries of Moldavia, the,
OFFICERS, THE, 18*.
Elizabeth, Queen, Kingsley's defence of,
Elmore, Mr, Excelsior by, 89.
Continent, 46-as the representative
ENOCH ARDEN, 555.
Ersch and Gruber, the Lexicon of,
Etymologists, eccentricities of, 330.
Exports, ratio of their increase, 495.
Faed, Thos. and John, the works of,
Fagging, at Harrow and Rugby, 236—
Fergusson, Colonel, the Life of, 337.
Fitzpatrick's Memoirs of Whately, re-
Florence, former state of, 289, 291.
Fripp, Mr, the paintings of, 97.
Gambling for the million, 16—preval-
Germans, the national character of the,
Germany, conduct of, towards Denmark,
Gettysburg, the battles of, 658 et seq.
GOLD, THE CITY OF, 367.
Goodall, F., Messenger at the Wells of
Gordon, Sir John Watson, the portraits
Grandmother, the, Tennyson's, 564.
Grant, General, comparison between,
Greek Church, recent gains of the, 73.
Grumble, a, by Cornelius O'Dowd, 1.
Haag, Mr, painting by, 97.
Hamerton, Mr, the paintings of, 99.
Hardy, F. D., painting by, 94—G.,
Harris, Captain, on the system of na-
HARROW AND RUGBY, the Public
Hastings, Sir Thomas, system of in-
Hayllar, J., The Queen's Highway by,
Hellbrun, the pleasure-grounds of, 724.
Hessey, Dr, head-master of Merchant
Hill, General A. P., 658.
HISTORY OF OUR LORD, THE, 573.
VOL. XCVI.-NO. DXC.
HUGO, VICTOR, ON SHAKESPEARE, 164.
Indexes, the early, 326-notices of, 328.
Insurance offices of London, the, 371.
Intoxicating Liquors Bill, the, 17.
Italian convention, O'Dowd on the, 590.
Jackson, the pugilist, dietary of, 613.
Jameson, Mrs, the works of, 575 et seq.
Jeffrey and Talleyrand, anecdote of,
Jensen, Mr, portraits by, 92.
Jones, E. B., the paintings of, 98.
Juarez, the overthrow of, in Mexico,
Kafirs, curious custom of, as regards
Kean, Charles, anecdote of, 279.
Kippis's Biographica Britannica, 343.
Lake scenery of the Tyrol, the, 725.
LANGUAGE, MULLER'S LECTURES ON THE
Law books, the indexes to, 329.
Lawyers, pretensions of, 282.
Lee, General, notices of, 657 et seq.-
Leighton, Mr, the works of, 86-his
LEONARDO DA VINCI, Padre Bandelli
Life, Aristotle's views on, 156 et seq.
Limited Liability Act, the, 379.
Longstreet, General, at Gettysburg,
Lottery, prevalence of the, in Germany,
Luxury of liberty, the, 390.
Macbeth, the criticisms on, 171.
Mathematics, teaching of, at Rugby,
Mathews, Charles, the first appearance
Maunder's Treasuries, 350.
Maximilian, the Archduke, his election
Metal-workers, German and English,
Meteorology, Aristotle's work on, 153.
climate and capabilities of, 74 et
Michel and Fournier, their Histoire des
Midas, the Etymologicum Magnum of,
Millais, Mr, My Second Sermon by, 94.
Moldavia, society and politics in, 39.
Montezuma, state of Mexico under, 76
Motion, Aristotle on, 151.
Mulgrave, Lord, 289.
MULLER'S LECTURES ON THE SCIENCE
Munich, sketches in, 735 et seq.
Musicians and their works, 277.
Naples, lightness of taxation under the
Napoleon III., his character and gen-
NAPOLEONIC IDEA IN MEXICO, THE, 72.
Negro question, O'Dowd on the, 4.
Nuremberg Chronicle, the index to the,
O'Dowd, CORNELIUS, UPON MEN and
Mountaineers and ballooners, O'Dowd Osborne, Bernal, on the vote of censure,