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Journal in 1853.

Prosperity in Paris

Dangers incurred by overbuilding.
Discharged workmen effect Revolutions .
Probable monetary panic
Empire can be firmly established only by a successful war
Agents undermining the Empire
Violence and corruption of the Government
Growing unpopularity of Louis Napoleon
Consequences of his death
He probably will try the resource of war
Conquest would establish his power
War must produce humiliation or slavery to France
Corruption is destroying the

navy
Emperor cannot tolerate opposition
Will try a plébiscite

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Contents of the Second Volume.

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Extracts from Mr. Senior's Article.

. Description of political parties

Imperialists

Legitimists

Orleanists

Orleanist-Fusionists form the bulk of the Royalists

Legitimists unfit for public life

Republican party' not to be despised

Parliamentarians

Desire only free institutions
No public opinion expressed in the Provinces.
Power of Centralisation.
Increased under Louis Philippe
Power of the Préfet
Foreign policy of Louis Napoleon .
Of former French Sovereigns.
Invasion of Rome prepared in 1847
Eastern question, a legacy from Louis Philippe
Fault as an administrator
Mismanagement of the war
His Ministers mere clerks
Free institutions may secure his throne
English Alliance
Russian influence
Revolutions followed by despotism
Lessons taught by history

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Letters in 1855–6.

Tocqueville burns his letter

Conversation of May 28

Amusing letters from the Army


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