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SETTING FORTH THE CONDITION OF ENGLISH POLITICS
PRECEDING AND COTEMPORARY WITH
THE REVOLUTIONARY JUNIAN PERIOD,
AND SHOWING THAT THE GREATEST
ORATOR AND STATESMAN
WAS ALSO THE GREATEST
Epistolary Writer of his Age.
Search then the ruling passion; there alone
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1856, by
the Southern District of New York.
THE MOST POPULAR ENGLISH WRITER OF A FORMER PERIOD,
Is Dedicated to
THE MOST POPULAR ENGLISH WRITER OF THE PRESENT,
By one repeatedly thankful to him for the pleasantest reading hours of his life—since the morning of Ivanhoe, and the Bride of Lammermoor-and a sincere admirer of the resolved and genial democrat, who, being the most famous and flattered author of his time, has always chosen to stand by the side of the people, laboring for and with them, and sympathizing with their wants, feelings and interests; and who now seems willing to advance a new claim to a more general applause, by the opinion that all his countrymen should learn the use of arms, and thus be enabled to stand erect, on a level with the people of other nations in the Old and New World.*
* See “ Household Words,” No. 319, p. 363.