The Gladstone Colony: An Unwritten Chapter of Australian History (Classic Reprint)

The Gladstone Colony An Unwritten Chapter of Australian History Classic Reprint Excerpt from The Gladstone Colony An Unwritten Chapter of Australian History Lord Rosebery in that spirit of persiflage combined with shrewd common sense which is the special characteristic of his sp

  • Title: The Gladstone Colony: An Unwritten Chapter of Australian History (Classic Reprint)
  • Author: James Francis Hogan
  • ISBN: 9781330366257
  • Page: 229
  • Format: Paperback
  • Excerpt from The Gladstone Colony An Unwritten Chapter of Australian History Lord Rosebery, in that spirit of persiflage combined with shrewd common sense which is the special characteristic of his speeches, told Mr Gladstone on one occasion that, when the time came to write his life in full, the work would have to be undertaken by, and distributed amongst, a limited liabExcerpt from The Gladstone Colony An Unwritten Chapter of Australian History Lord Rosebery, in that spirit of persiflage combined with shrewd common sense which is the special characteristic of his speeches, told Mr Gladstone on one occasion that, when the time came to write his life in full, the work would have to be undertaken by, and distributed amongst, a limited liability company As the proverb reminds us, there is many a true word said in a joke, and this is certainly a case in point, for it is obvious that no single handed biographer, within the limits of an ordinary book, could possibly do adequate justice to the marvellous and many sided career of Mr Gladstone Statesman, orator, Colonial Administrator, theologian, essayist, controversialist, philanthropist, Homeric student an interesting and instructive volume might be written on Mr Gladstone in each of these capacities I have ventured to constitute myself the Colonial member of Lord Rosebery s Gladstonian biographical syndicate It will probably be a surprise to many of the present generation to learn how close and intimate were the relations that subsisted for many years between Mr Gladstone and our Colonial Empire The surprise will be shared by most of those who have already written what profess to be biographies of Mr Gladstone, and who have either entirely ignored, or dismissed in a few lines, his career as a Colonial Administrator and as the searching critic of the Colonial policy of his opponents when they were in power Mr Gladstone has for so long been chiefly concerned with problems of domestic statesmanship that it is necessary to recall, for the information of not a few, the fact that from 1832 until 1852 for the first two decades of his unparalleled career in the House of Commons Mr Gladstone s political talents and activities were mainly devoted to Colonial affairs About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at forgottenbooks This book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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