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Journal 1851-2.
The army master of France
Comparison with the 18th Brumaire
Aggressive acts of the President
Coup d'État planned for March 1852
Socialism leads to despotism .
War necessary to maintain Louis Napoleon
State prisoners on December 2

Napoleon's devotion to the Pope .
Latent Bonapartism of the French .
President's reception at Notre Dame
Frank hypocrites :
Mischievous public men
Extradition of Kossuth
January 29, 1849.
Sumner's account of it contradicted
The Second Napoleon a copy of the First
Relies on Russian support
Compulsory voting
Life of a cavalry officer .
Victims of the Coup d'État



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Letters in 1852-3.
Effect of the Orleans confiscation on the English
Firmness of Prussia
Mr. Greg's writings


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Communication from Schwartzenberg
New Reform Bill .
Democracy or aristocracy
Reform Bill not wanted .
Twenty-five thousand men at Cherbourg .
Easier to understand Lord Derby than Lord John
Preparations at Cherbourg a delusion
Conversation with King Leopold
No symptoms of aristocratic re-action in England
England's democratic tendencies
Idleness of young aristocrats .
Death of Protection
Revolutions leading to masquerades
Tory reforms
Imperial marriage.
New Reform Bill a blunder

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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 army and navy
Emperor cannot tolerate opposition
Will try a plébiscite

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Letters in 1853

Blackstone a mere lawyer
Feudal institutions in France and England
Gentleman and Gentilhomme
Life of seclusion
Interference of police with letters ·

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Contents of the Second Volume.



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Mrs. Grote's conversations at St. Cyr
Great writers of the eighteenth century
Political torpor unfavourable to intellectual product
English not fond of generalities
Curious archives at Tours
Frightful picture they present
Sufficient to account for the Revolution of 1789
La Marck's memoir of Mirabeau
Court would not trust Mirabeau
The elder Mirabeau influenced by Revolution.
Revolution could not have been averted .
Works of David Hume .
Effect of intolerance of the press
Honesty and shortsightedness of La Fayette
Laws must be originated by philosophers
Carried into effect by practical men
Napoleon carried out laws
Too fond of centralisation
Country life destroyed by it
Royer Collard
Madame Tallien
Tocqueville independent of society.
Studious and regular life
Influence of writers as compared with active politicians

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