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Baraguay d'Hilliers and Randon
Lent in the Provinces
Chenonceaux
Montalembert's speech
Cinq Mars
Appearance of prosperity
Petite culture in Touraine
Tyranny more mischievous than civil war
Centralisation of Louis XIV. a means of taxation
Under Louis Napoleon, centralisation more powerful than ever
Power of the Préfet
Courts of Law tools of the Executive
Préfet's candidate must succeed
Empire could not sustain a defeat
Loss of aristocracy in France .
Napoleon estranged Legitimists by the murder of the Duc d'Enghien.
Louis Philippe attempted to govern through the middle classes
Temporary restoration of aristocratic power under the republic.
Overthrown by the second Empire .
Legitimists inferior to their ancestors
Dulness of modern society and books
Effects of competition :

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Letters in 1854-5.
Tocqueville attends the Academy
Proposed visit to Germany
Return to France .
English adulation of Louis Napoleon
Mismanagement of Crimean War
Continental disparagement of England
Necessity for a conscription in England .
Disastrous effects of the war for English aristocracy.
Peace premature :

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Contents of the Second Volume.

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Despotism of Louis Napoleon consolidated by it
Centralisation in Algeria
Criticism of Mr. Senior's Article
Places Louis Napoleon too high
English alliances not dependent on the Empire
Louis Napoleon will covet the Rhine
Childish admiration of Emperor by British public
Real friends of England are the friends of her institutions

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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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