Life of Robert, Marquis of Salisbury

Life of Robert, Marquis of Salisbury

Life of Robert, Marquis of Salisbury

Life of Robert, Marquis of Salisbury

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The articles which Lord Salisbury contributed to the Quarterly Review, for the most part between the years 1860 and 1870, though often written under the influence of controversies which have long since vanished, contain many passages illustrative of his more permanent attitude and opinions. Some of them offer themselves directly as biographical material. This is notably so with those dealing with the Reform question in their bearing upon the struggle which culminated in his rupture with Mr. Disraeli in 1867. But with others, this is not the case, and their inclusion in the body of this book would have hampered the development of its story. A certain number of extracts -- difficult of selection where so much is available -- have therefore been placed in an appendix to this volume, grouped in connected form under the three headings of Foreign Policy (mainly concerned with the Schleswig-Holstein dispute), Church and Religious questions, and Finance. Those who are interested to know his views upon these subjects during this time of his young manhood -- views which suffered little material change later -- can study them there. Others can ignore these chapters with-

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