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co NTENTs.

H is to R Y OF E U Ro P E.
chapter I.

SrATE of affairs and of Public Opinion at the commencement of the year —Opening of Parliament by the Queen in person-Her Majesty's Speech—Debate in the House of Lords on the Address—Speeches of i. Ducie and Lord Lurgan, the mover and seconder—Attack on the Foreign Policy of the Government by Lord Brougham-Speeches of Lord Melbourne and of the Duke of Wellington; emphatic Language of the latter with respect to France—Address agreed to–Debate in the House of Commons—Address moved by Lord Brabazon, seconded by Mr. Grantley Berkeley—Discussion on Foreign Policy of the Govern- > ment—Speech of Mr. Grote in opposition to it—His concluding Remarks on the Domestic Policy of the Ministers—Defence of Foreign Policy by Lord John Russell–His Answer to Mr. Grote on the Princiles of the Ministry—Speeches of Mr. Hume, Mr. Milnes, Sir Robert eel, and Lord Palmerston—Address agreed to without division-Remarks on the Queen's Speech, and the Debate, and reflections on the Foreign Policy of the §."bi. on bringing up the Report on the Address—Sir R. H. Inglis’s remarks on Repeal Agitation in Ireland—Lord J. Russell's Answer —Votes of Thanks carried in both Houses to the Officers engaged in the Syrian Expedition-Remarks of the Duke of Wellington on the Bombardment of Acre—Letter of Sir Robert Stopford in acknowledgment of the Vote

CHAPTER II.

Poor-Law Amendment Act-Expiration of the power of the Commissioners—State of Public Opinion and division of Parties with respect to the Law—Efforts of the Press—Lord John Russell moves for leave to bring in a Bill—Wehement Opposition of Mr. Wakley and other Members—Speeches of Sir F. Burdett and Lord John Russell—Debate on second Reading—Speeches of Mr. D'Israeli, Mr. Wakley, Mr. Gally Knight, Sir Robert Peel, Wiscount Howick, and Lord John Russell— Division on the second Reading—Motion of Mr. Townley Parker, that the Bill should be committed that day six months, rejected by a large majority—Strictures of Sir Robert Peel on the language used by the Commissioners. in their public Documents—Observations of Lord G. Somerset and Wiscount Sandon to a similar effect—Renewal of power of Commissioners for five years carried—Discussion upon Union Schools and compulsory Education—Speech of Sir Robert Peel thereupon–Mr. Colquhoun’s motion for the appointment of Chaplains to Unions—Remarks—Ultimate fate of the o at the dissolution of Parliament— Return of Mr. Walter for Nottingham–Progress and working of the Poor-Law in Ireland—Inquiry in the House of Lords respecting Clonmel Union—Resolution of the House respecting the Secretary to the Poor-Law Commissioners in iro, - - - [23 ar

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