The Letters of John Stuart Mill - Vol. 2

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your abilities, and your candid appreciation of opponents, of which I have had a striking instance in my own case. Unfortunately, however, if I were to volunteer that testimony on the occasion of the vacancy in University College, and if when given it were of any value to you, it could only be so by being prejudicial to another candidate who, though I have no reason to think his claims superior to yours in any other respect, would certainly teach doctrines much nearer than yours to those which I myself hold on the great philosophical questions. Now, though this in itself is far from being a paramount consideration with me, the opportunities are so few and unfrequent of obtaining for opinions similar to my own their fair share of influence in the public teaching of this country, that if I myself had a vote in the disposal of the professorship, I should think myself bound, in the general interest of philosophical thought no less than of my own form of it, to give the preference to a candidate otherwise sufficiently qualified, who would teach my own opinions, in one of the very few chairs from which those opinions would not be a peremptory exclusion. You are perfectly capable of entering into this feeling even if you do not approve of it, and I can only add that I do not think I have ever in any instance regretted so much my inability to support a similar candidature.

1866 -- Aetat. 60.


TO ROBERT PHARAZYN, of New Zealand.

ST. VÉRAN, 21st August 1866.

SIR,--The great occupation of my time in the latter part of the session has prevented me from more promptly acknowledging your letter of 14th April. I am glad to find that a student and thinker, such as you evidently are, finds so much in common between me and himself. The author of the article in the Westminster Review from which you quote (who is not, as you suppose, Mr. Lucas) is quite right in saying that I have thrown no light on the difficulty of reconciling the belief in a perfectly good God with the actual constitution of Nature. It was not my business to

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vi
  • List of Illustrations vii
  • Chapter IX - 1864-1865 1
  • TO ALEXANDER BAIN. 3
  • To Earl GREY, 6
  • To ROBERT HARRISON, 11
  • To MAX KYLLMAN, of Manchester. 14
  • To JAMES BEAL, 16
  • To the Secretary of the Co-operative Plate-Lock Manufactory, Wolverhampton. 18
  • To JAMES BEAL, 21
  • To W. E. HICKSON, the educational writer, 26
  • To J. F. D. MAURICE, 28
  • To PARKE GODWIN, 30
  • To EDWIN CHADWICK, 31
  • To EDWIN L. GODKIN, of New York, 35
  • To MAX KYLLMAN, of Manchester 38
  • To a Correspondent, on a point raised in the "Liberty." 40
  • To RICHARD CONGREVE, on Mill's book on Comte. 42
  • To Professor T. H. HUXLEY, 43
  • To J. BOYD KINNEAR, 44
  • To a Correspondent in Southport, Connecticut 45
  • To a Schoolboy of Fourteen, in reply to a letter asking Mill's opinion on the question, "Is flogging good or bad for boys?" 46
  • Chapter X - 1866-1867 51
  • To the Secretary of the Commons Preservation Society, on the formation of that body. 53
  • To the Speaker's Secretary. 56
  • To JOHN CAMPBELL, of Liverpool. 57
  • From J. A. ROEBUCK to EDWIN CHADWICK, 58
  • To Mrs. CAROLINE LIDDELL, 59
  • TO DARBY GRIFFITH, M.P. 62
  • TO ROBERT PHARAZYN, of New Zealand. 62
  • To Mr. JOHN MORLEY, 63
  • TO DAVID URQUHART, the diplomatist, 66
  • TO DAVID URQUHART 68
  • To EDWIN CHADWICK. 71
  • To H. S. BRANDRETH, 72
  • To the Rev. T. W. TOWLE 74
  • To W. R. CREMER, 77
  • To R. RUSSELL. 79
  • To Archdeacon JOHN ALLEN, on Woman Suffrage. 80
  • TO G. W. SHARP, 81
  • TO WILLIAM WOOD, 82
  • To a Bond Street tradesman, 83
  • To the Rev. STEPHEN HAWTREY, 84
  • TO R. W. EMERSON, - introducing Lord Amberley 85
  • TO W. T. THORNTON, 86
  • TO Mr. OSCAR BROWNING. 87
  • To ALEXANDER BAIN. 90
  • To EDWIN CHADWICK. 92
  • To R. W. EMERSON, 94
  • To E. W. YOUNG, 96
  • To Miss FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE, 97
  • Chapter XI - 1868 106
  • To NICHOLAS KILBURN, 107
  • To JAMES TRASK, 108
  • To PETER DEML, a journalist of Vienna. 109
  • To Mr. GOLDWIN SMITH, 110
  • To a Correspondent, 115
  • To the Secretary of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. 116
  • To JAMES HENDERSON, of Glasgow, 119
  • To CHARLES ELIOT NORTON. 121
  • To THOMAS BEGGS, a member of Mill's election committee at Westminster, 122
  • To a Westminster Voter, 123
  • To EDWIN CHADWICK. 126
  • To the Right Hon. E. P. BOUVERIE, M.P. 127
  • To a Correspondent, 128
  • To a Westminster Voter, 133
  • To a Westminster Voter, 136
  • To J. H. FLETCHER, of Northampton, 137
  • To CHARLES BRADLAUGH, 138
  • To ALFRED STEINTHAL, Secretary pro tem of the Manchester Women's Suffrage Committee. 141
  • To GEORGE GROTE. 142
  • To ARCHIBALD MICHIE, of Victoria. 149
  • To the Hon. General Secretary of the Chelsea Work­ ing Men's Parliamentary Electoral Association, 151
  • To a Minister of New Zealand. 154
  • To the President of the Edinburgh Women's Suffrage Society, 155
  • To an Elector of Westminster, 157
  • To JAMES BEAL, 158
  • To Dr. E. L. YOUMANS, 159
  • To W. T. MALLESON, Hon. Sec. of Mill's Election Committee, 163
  • To PHILIP H. RATHBONE, 164
  • TO GEORGE HOWELL, 168
  • Chapter XII - (1869) 169
  • TO D. MCLAREN, M.P., 172
  • TO GEORGE W. SMALLEY, 173
  • TO W. T. THORNTON. 174
  • TO STANDISH O'GRADY, 175
  • TO E. JONES, 177
  • To the Secretary of the American Social Science Association, 178
  • TO HEWETT C. WATSON, 179
  • To a Youth of Fifteen, 180
  • To JAMES BEAL, 181
  • To the President of a Committee, 182
  • To T. CLIFFE LESLIE. 186
  • To PASQUALE VILLARI, 187
  • To HENRY FAWCETT, 190
  • To A. H. LOUIS, 192
  • To Lord AMBERLEY. 193
  • To A. LALANDE, 195
  • To EDWIN CHADWICK, 197
  • TO T. CLIFFE LESLIE, 198
  • To A. M. FRANCIS, of Brisbane, Queensland, on various political questions. 199
  • To A. LALANDE, 200
  • To P. A. TAYLOR, M.P., 202
  • To Dr. CAZELLES, 203
  • To ALEXANDER BAIN. 206
  • To ALEXANDER BAIN, 209
  • To G. CROOM ROBERTSON, 210
  • To Mrs. BEECHER HOOKER, 212
  • To ANDREW REID, of the Land Tenure Reform Association. 213
  • To T. CLIFFE LESLIE; 214
  • To FREDERI MISTRAL, 215
  • To Mrs. P. A. TAYLOR, Secretary of the London National Society for Women's Suffrage. 217
  • To W. T. THORNTON. 218
  • To Dr. CAZELLES, 219
  • To HENRY FAWCETT. 223
  • To JAMES M. BARNARD, of Boston. 226
  • To J. E. CAIRNES, 228
  • To the PRINCESS ROYAL OF PRUSSIA, 230
  • Chapter XIII - 1870 233
  • To PASQUALE VILLARI, on the education of women. 235
  • To Judge CHAPMAN, 235
  • To WILLIAM MALLESON, 237
  • To Lord AMBERLEY, 238
  • To HORACE WHITE, of the Chicago Tribune; on Chinese labour. 239
  • To ALEXANDER CAMPBELL, of Glasgow. 242
  • To FANNY LEWALD-STAHR, 243
  • TO SIR ROBERT COLLIER. 245
  • To Mrs. HICKSON, 245
  • To H. TAINE, 246
  • To a Lady, 249
  • To ALEXANDER BAIN, 250
  • To Sir CHARLES DILKE, 254
  • To GEORGE ADCROFT, 255
  • To J. BOYD KINNEAR, 262
  • To H. K. RUSDEN, of Melbourne, 263
  • To HENRY FAWCETT, 265
  • To HENRY KILGOUR, 266
  • To P. A. TAYLOR, 269
  • To Mr. (afterwards Professor) JOHN WESTLAKE. 270
  • To Sir CHARLES DILKE, 271
  • To JEAN ARLÈS-DUFOUR, 273
  • To FREDERIC BOOKER, 275
  • To Mr. JOHN MORLEY, 276
  • To Mr. JOHN MORLEY, 277
  • To HENRY FAWCETT, 278
  • To Mr. LEONARD COURTNEY, 281
  • To Mr. JOHN MORLEY, 282
  • TO ALEXIS MUSTON. 286
  • Chapter XIV - 1871 291
  • TO Mr. JOHN MORLEY. 292
  • To C. L. BRACE, of New York. 293
  • To the New York Liberal Club, 298
  • TO PASQUALE VILLARI. 303
  • TO Mr. MARK H. JUDGE, 306
  • TO WILLIAM MARTIN WOOD, 306
  • TO JOSEPH GILES, of Westport, New Zealand, 308
  • TO C. L. BRACE, of New York. 308
  • To WILLIAM L. ROBINSON, 310
  • To T. CLIFFE LESLIE, 313
  • To CHARLES DUPONT-WHITE, 315
  • To ALEXANDER BAIN. 321
  • Chapter XV 326
  • To Dr. W. B. CARPENTER. 328
  • To PASQUALE VILLARI. 330
  • To GEORG BRANDES, 332
  • To Colonel T. A. COWPER, 336
  • To T. S. BARRETT, 338
  • To EDWIN ARNOLD, 338
  • To J. E. CAIRNES. 340
  • To COSTANTINO BAER, 340
  • To J. E. CAIRNES. 343
  • To Sir CHARLES DILKE, 343
  • To LEWIS SERGEANT, 344
  • To the Secretary of the Nottingham Branch of the International Working Men's Association, 345
  • To W. T. THORNTON. 346
  • TO G. CROOM ROBERTSON, - on the Woman Suffrage Movement 348
  • To J. E. CAIRNES. 349
  • Appendix A - Mill's Diary--January 8 to April 15, 1854 357
  • APPENDIX B - Tract on Right of Property in Land 387
  • Index 397
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