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Disraeli wrote a personal letter to Gladstone, asking him to place the good of the party above personal animosity: " Every man performs his office, and there is a Power, greater than ourselves, that disposes of all this ..." In responding to Disraeli Gladstone denied that personal feelings played any role in his decision then and previously to accept office, while acknowledging that there were differences between him and Derby " broader than you may have supposed.
Jenkins wrote 19 books, including a biography of Gladstone ( 1995 ), which won the 1995 Whitbread Award for Biography, and a much-acclaimed biography of Winston Churchill ( 2001 ).
Looking back in 1883, Gladstone wrote that " In principle, perhaps my Coalwhippers Act of 1843 was the most Socialistic measure of the last half century ".
In a ' Declaration ' signed on 7 December 1896 and only to be opened after his death by his son Stephen, Gladstone wrote:
Gladstone wrote to Cobden: "... the great aim — the moral and political significance of the act, and its probable and desired fruit in binding the two countries together by interest and affection.
Gladstone wrote in 1859 to his brother who was a member of the Financial Reform Association at Liverpool: " Economy is the first and great article ( economy such as I understand it ) in my financial creed.
When an unemployed miner ( Daniel Jones ) wrote to him to complain of his unemployment and low wages, Gladstone gave what H. C. G. Matthew has called " the classic mid-Victorian reply " on 20 October 1869:
George Howell wrote to Gladstone on 12 February: " There is one lesson to be learned from this Election, that is Organization ... We have lost not by a change of sentiment so much as by want of organised power ".
Both Tory Democracy and this new Liberalism, Gladstone wrote, had done " much to estrange me, and had for many, many years ".
Gladstone wrote to Herbert Spencer, who contributed the introduction to a collection of anti-socialist essays ( A Plea for Liberty, 1891 ), that " I ask to make reserves, and of one passage, which will be easily guessed, I am unable even to perceive the relevancy.
In January 1894 Gladstone wrote that he would not " break to pieces the continuous action of my political life, nor trample on the tradition received from every colleague who has ever been my teacher " by supporting naval rearmament.
A few days after he relinquished the premiership, Gladstone wrote to George William Erskine Russell on 6 March 1894:
On 15 January Gladstone wrote to James Bryce, describing himself as " a dead man, one fundamentally a Peel – Cobden man ".
On 2 January 1897 Gladstone wrote to Francis Hirst on being unable to write a preface to a book on liberalism: " I venture on assuring you that I regard the design formed by you and your friends with sincere interest, and in particular wish well to all the efforts you may make on behalf of individual freedom and independence as opposed to what is termed Collectivism ".
Lord Acton wrote in 1880 that he considered Gladstone as one " of the three greatest Liberals " ( along with Edmund Burke and Lord Macaulay ).
He believed that Gladstone had taught people to combat materialism, complacency, and authoritarianism ; Buchan later wrote to Herbert Fisher, Stair Gillon, and Gilbert Murray that he was " becoming a Gladstonian Liberal.
On the day of Albert Victor's death, the leading Liberal politician, William Ewart Gladstone, wrote in his personal private diary " a great loss to our party ".
On 15 June 1841, Hope wrote to Gladstone:
In 1874, when Gladstone published his pamphlet on The Vatican Decrees, Lord Acton wrote during November and December a series of remarkable letters to The Times, illustrating Gladstone's main theme by numerous historical examples of papal inconsistency, in a way which must have been bitter enough to the ultramontane party, but ultimately disagreeing with Gladstone's conclusion and insisting that the Church itself was better than its premises implied.
Gladstone offered wavering Conservatives a compromise a little short of enfranchisement and redistribution, and after the Queen unsuccessfully attempted to persuade Salisbury to compromise, he wrote to Rev.
On 14 May Bright came to London and wrote to the Liberal MP Samuel Whitbread that Gladstone should withdraw the Home Rule Bill and that he should not dissolve Parliament is the Bill is put forward for a second reading and is defeated in a vote: "... it would only make the Liberal split the more serious, and make it beyond the power of healing.
On 27 November his son Albert wrote a letter to Gladstone in which he said his father had " wishes me to write to you and tell you that “ he could not forget your unvarying kindness to him and the many services you have rendered the country ”.
Native Blackfeet folk singer Jack Gladstone wrote a song dedicated to Russell titled " When the Land Belonged to God.

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There was a final weak Gladstone ministry in 1892, but it also was dependent on Irish support and failed to get Irish Home Rule through the House of Lords.
It extends from The Paseo and Independence Avenue through Indian Mound on Gladstone Boulevard at Belmont Boulevard with many historical points and architectural landmarks.
( Gladstone is seated in the centre ; Rosebery, a future Prime Minister, is sitting on the carpet in front.
After his electoral defeat in 1874, Gladstone resigned as leader of the Liberal Party, but from 1876 began a comeback based on opposition to Turkey's Bulgarian atrocities.
The budget speech ( delivered on 18 April ), at nearly five hours length, raised Gladstone " at once to the front rank of financiers as of orators ".
However with Britain entering the Crimean War in February 1854, Gladstone introduced his second budget on 6 March.
Gladstone had to increase expenditure on the Services and a vote of credit of £ 1, 250, 000 was taken to send a 25, 000 strong force to the East.
Gladstone proclaimed that " the expenses of a war are the moral check which it has pleased the Almighty to impose on the ambition and the lust of conquest that are inherent in so many nations ".
By May £ 6, 870, 000 was needed to finance the war and so Gladstone introduced another budget on 8 May.
Between November 1858 and February 1859, Gladstone, on behalf of Lord Derby's government, was made Extraordinary Lord High Commissioner of the Ionian Islands embarking via Vienna and Trieste on a twelve week mission to the southern Adriatic entrusted with complex challenges that had arisen in connection with the future of the British Protectorate of the Ionian islands.
Some of the duties Gladstone intended to abolish in 1860 were the duties on paper, a controversial policy because the duties had traditionally inflated the costs of publishing and thus hindered the dissemination of radical working class ideas.
And since the profit motive and the propensity to save were considered of paramount importance for the economic progress of all classes, this meant in particular that taxation should as little as possible interfere with the net earnings of business ... As regards indirect taxes, the principle of least interference was interpreted by Gladstone to mean that taxation should be concentrated on a few important articles, leaving the rest free ... Last, but not least, we have the principle of the balanced budget.
Due to his actions as Chancellor, Gladstone earned the reputation as the liberator of British trade and the working man's breakfast table, the man responsible for the emancipation of the popular press from " taxes upon knowledge " and for placing a duty on the succession of the estates of the rich.
When Mr Gladstone appeared on the Tyne he heard cheer no other English minister ever heard ... the people were grateful to him, and rough pitmen who never approached a public man before, pressed round his carriage by thousands ... and thousands of arms were stretched out at once, to shake hands with Mr Gladstone as one of themselves.
As Chancellor, Gladstone made a speech at Newcastle on 7 October 1862 in which he supported the independence of the Confederate States of America in the American Civil War, claiming that Jefferson Davis had " made a nation ".
in 1868 Gladstone proposed the Irish Church Resolutions to reunite the Liberal Party for government ( on the issue of disestablishment of the Church of Ireland – this would be done during Gladstone's First Government in 1869 and meant that Irish Roman Catholics did not need to pay their tithes to the Anglican Church of Ireland ).
One afternoon of November, 1868, in the Park at Hawarden, I was standing by Mr. Gladstone holding his coat on my arm while he, in his shirt sleeves, was wielding an axe to cut down a tree.
After a few minutes the blows ceased and Mr. Gladstone, resting on the handle of his axe, looked up, and with deep earnestness in his voice, and great intensity in his face, exclaimed: ‘ My mission is to pacify Ireland .’ He then resumed his task, and never said another word till the tree was down.
At a speech at Blackheath on 28 October 1871, Gladstone warned his constituents against social reformers:
In his election address to his constituents on 23 January, Gladstone said:
According to the working-class financial reformer Thomas Briggs, writing in the trade unionist newspaper The Bee-Hive, the manifesto relied on " a much higher authority than Mr. Gladstone ... viz., the late Richard Cobden ".

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