The Letters of John Stuart Mill - Vol. 2

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in political life, are more worthy of the privilege of knowing you than Lord Amberley, who, while he is one of the very best of our rising politicians, is even more interested in the intellectual movement of mankind than in the political. He is likely to keep always in the front rank of his contemporaries, and I fully share the general hope of his friends that he will be as useful to the coming generation as his father has been to that which is past.

1867 Aetat. 61.

I wish I could share with him the pleasure and benefit of hearing from your lips your commentary on the present state and prospects of mankind. To me it seems that our two countries, on the whole the two most advanced countries of the world, have just successfully emerged from a crisis, essentially similar though by much the gravest and most trying in the United States, which has shaken up and dislocated old prejudices, set the stagnant waters flowing, and the most certain consequence of which is that all the fundamental problems of politics and society, so long smothered by general indolence and apathy, will surge up and demand better solutions than they have ever yet obtained. To those who like me regard stagnation as the greatest of our dangers and the primary source of almost all social evils, this is a very hopeful and promising state of things, but it will make a most serious demand upon the energies of all cultivated minds, to obtain for thoughts which are not obvious at first sight their just share of influence among the crowd of notions plausible but false or only half true.


TO W. T. THORNTON,

on an article by him in the Fortnightly Review.

AVIGNON, 19th October 1867.

DEAR THORNTON,--I have just finished reading your chapter in the Fortnightly, and I put down my observations while my mind is full of its contents. In execution I think it excellent, and of good augury for the success of the book, for, beginning with so luminous a statement of principles

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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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