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JOURNALS KEPT IN FRANCE AND ITALY,
FROM 1848 TO 1852. With a Sketch of the Revolution of 1848. By the late NASSAU WILLIAM SENIOR. Edited by his Daughter, M. C. M. SIMPSON. In 2 vols. Post Svo.
“The present volume gives us conversations with some of the most prominent men in the political history of France and Italy . .
.. as well as with others whose names are not so familiar or are hidden under initials. Mr. SENIOR has the art of inspiring all men with frankness, and of persuading them to put themselves unreservedly in his hands without fear of private circulation."-Athenæum.
“The book has a genuine historical value." --Saturday Review.
“No better, more honest, and more readable view of the state of political society during the existence of the second Republic could well be looked for.”— Examiner,
“Of the value of these volumes as an additional chapter in the history of France at the period when the Republic passed into the Empire, it is impossible to speak too highly.”—Public Opinion.
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ONE DAY in the year 1833 a knock was heard at the door of the Chambers in which Mr. Senior was sitting at work, and a young man entered who announced himself in these terms: 'Je suis Alexis de Tocqueville, et je viens faire votre connaissance.' He had no other introduction.
Alexis de Tocqueville was at that time unknown to fame. His great work on America had not yet appeared.
Mr. Senior, however, perceived at once the extraordinary qualities of his new acquaintance. M. de Tocqueville became a frequent visitor in Mr. Senior's house, and the intimacy thus begun was continued by letter or conversation without interruption indeed every year drew it closer) until the premature death of Tocqueville in 1859.
Soon after that event Mr. Senior collected and are ranged his letters and conversations with a view to