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of a kind to attract attention by their singularity, their majesty, or their scenic portentousness. They are, indeed, often commonplace in their nature; and, as civilisation improves, they tend to identity in all nations. But the conduct of the people in view of constitutional requirements, or anticipated constitutional change, may present the utmost diversity from country to country, and from age to age. It is here that supreme and unselfish conscientiousness, in the absence of all mere excitement, is truly tested. It is here that the value placed by a people on liberty, and on the opportunity of a free moral life for all, is put to the proof. It is here, and here alone, that a people can show whether they know what is the worth of that which they have inherited, what are its shortcomings, what is the cost of handing on to their successors the good things they have, and whether they are willing to endure the silent but stern sacrifices which may be required to defray it.

INDEX.

Appropriation Act, the, 97, 98

Arbitration, International, motion
ABERDEEN, LORD, opinion of, on on, carried against the Govern-

the Prince Consort's title, 241 ment in 1873, 180, 181
--- suggestions of the Prince Con Army and Navy Administration,

sort to, as Prime Minister, du necessity of Parliamentary
ring the Crimean War, 253, 254 vigilance as to, 391, 392
- letter of the Prince Consort Articles of War, Act enabling the
to, as leader of the Opposition, Crown to publish, 267
256-259

Ashburton Treaty, the, 183
--- letter of the Queen to, pre ASHLEY, LORD (EARL OF
vious to a Russian debate in SHAFTESBURY), motions of, for

the House of Lords, 317, 318 educational and factory re-
-- royal pressure on, in the Cabi. | form, 132, 133
net, 372

Asia Minor, obligations under.
Admiralty, the High Court of, a taken by England with regard

permanent Court of Prize, 208 to, 377; 382, 383; 388
Afghanistan, correspondence of Associations, political, 64, 65
the Queen during the war in,

AUSTIN, MR. John, paper of, on
330-334

Centralisation, 138, note
- English mission to, 378, 379 Australia. See Colonies, Depen-
-- war with, 379, 380; 398; 400 dencies, Victoria, &c.
Alabama Case, 207

Australian Colonies Government
ALBERT, PRINCE. See PRINCE | Act, 1850, 160
CONSORT.

Authority, the supreme, where
ALTHORPE, LORD (see also LORD situated and how limited, the
SPENCER)

main inquiry with regard to a
- Bank Act of, 123

Constitution, 2, 3
-- elevation of, to the House of - Mr. Lowe on the supreme, in

Lords, vacating the leadership England, 26-28

of the Commons, 303
ANDERSON, MR., amendment

B
moved by, to the Crown Private

Estates Amending Act, 220 BADEN POWELL, MR. G., on the
Appellate Jurisdiction Act, 1876, bi-cameral system in Victoria,
BAGEHOT, MR. WALTER, work of, 1 signation of the latter, 291,
on the Constitution, 1

292
--- on the consequences of the BEACONSFIELD, LORD, comments
Reform Act of 1832, 18

of, on the conduct of Sir R.
- on the extent of the Royal Peel and the Duke of Welling.
Prerogative, 360

ton, with regard to Corn Law
Ballot Act of 1872, 37-43

repeal, 318-350
Ballot, views of Mill and Grote - on the dependence of Parlia-
on the, 39; 41, 42

ment on the Prerogative, 354,355
Bank Act of 1833 (Lord Al. - conduct of, in 1868, in leaving
thorpe's Act), 123

the Queen to determine whether
Bank Charter Act of 1844, 123 the Ministry should resign or
126

not, 355-357
Bank of England, constitution of --- novel relations between the

the, in its present relation to Executive and Parliament, es-
the State, 123-125

tablished during the Govern.
Banks, legislation with regard to, ment of, 468
126

Bedchamber Question, the, 233,
Bankruptcy and insolvency laws, 234 ; 235-238
reform of, 136 ; 455

Belligerents, shipbuilding for, 207,
BATH, MARQUIS OF, opposition 208

of, to the subjection of Crown BENTHAM, influence of, on Crim-
private estates to rates and inal Code reform, 436
taxes, 219

BENTINCK, LORD GEORGE, com-
BEACONSFIELD, LORD, criticism ments of, on the Prince Consort's

of, on the Duke of Wellington's presence at a Corn Law debate,
remark on the House of Lords, 251
32

Berlin, Congress of, 377, 378
- on the finality of decisions of Berlin, Treaty of, 290; 383; 388
Election Judges, 44, 45

BERRY, MR. GRAHAM, on the
- on the Committee of Foreign differences between the two
Loans libel publication case, Houses in Victoria, 163, 164
80

BETHELL, SIR R. (LORD WEST-
-- on the pre-eminent importance BURY), opinion of, on the law
of Foreign Affairs, 179, 1-0

and practice of Parliament
- speech of, on Lord Palmer. as not applicable to Colonial
ston's Conspiracy Bill, 186

Legislatures, 176
--- speech of, on the Royal Titles - opposition of, to the Russian
Bill, 214, 215; 375

Securities Bill, 205
-- view of the Bedchamber ques. - opinion of, on the testamentary

tion presented by, in Co rights of the Crown, 220
ningsby,' 234

Bill of Rights, relation of the
- criticism of, on the Prince Sovereign to the country as
Consort's presence at a Corn

determined by the, 325
Law debate, 251, 252

- provisions of, with regard to a
-- motion of, in May 1855, in standing army, 385-387
favour of carrying on the war, -- popular reference to, as a
256

bulwark of liberty, 422
--- correspondence of, with Lord Bills. See Money Bills, Private

Carnarvon, relative to the re-1 Bills, &c.

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BIRKBECK, PROF., on the Russian

Securities Act, 206, note
BLACKBURN, MR. JUSTICE, opi- | Cabinet (see also Ministry,

nion of, on the imposition of Ministers)
Colonial taxes by the Imperial - the, an outgrowth of the Privy
Legislature, 158

Council, 267-270; 271–274
BOUVERIE, MR., comment of, on - relation of the, to Parliament

Mr. Disraeli's attempt to make and the Crown, 267-268
the Queen responsible for a - Council, origin of the term,
dissolution, 357

269, 270
BOWEN, SIR G. F., on the Victorian - the first Whig, 270, 271
Constitution, 165

- Sir G. C. Lewis on the legal
BRAND, MR., Speaker of the House theory of the, 275, 276

under Liberal and Conservative - Sir G. C. Lewis on the unity
Governments, 358

of the, 276-278
Bright, MR., part taken by, in - Mr. Gladstone on the internal

debate on the Russian war, in relations of the, 278-281
1855, 258

- Earl Grey on the internal
British Columbia Government Act, relations of the, 281-283
1858, 404

- illustrations of the internal
BROUGHAM, LORD, dispute of, relations of the, 283-295

with Lord Melbourne, on the - secresy of Members of the, as
designation of the Duchess of Privy Councillors, 295-298
Kent, 225, 226

-- relation of the Sovereign to the,
-- opposition of, to the settlement 299-328

of the Prince Consort's pre - relations of the, with Parlia-
cedence by Royal Prerogative, ment, 336-421
240

- possible influences at work in
- dislike of William lv. to, a, 371-373
expressed to Lord Melbourne, - doctrine of the omnipotence of
303

a, supported by Parliament,
-- part taken by, in prison reform, 468
437

CAIRNS, LORD CHANCELLOR, on
BUCKINGHAM, DUKE OF, account the Chancellorship as the

of the Queen's first change of Speakership of the House of
Ministry by the, 300, 301

Lords, 101, note
BURKE, misuse of the doctrines of, - letter of the Lord Chief Baron
on representation, 34

to, on the secresy of the Privy
- speech of, at Bristol, on the Council, 295-298

functions of a Member of Campbell v. Hall, 156
· Parliament, 47; 50-52

Canada, constitution and con.
- on party ties, 66, 67

federation of, 152-154
- suggestion of a sale of the - admission of Hudson's Bay into
· Crown Lands by, 224

the Dominion of, 172, 404
- constitutional relations of — differences between Lord Lorne

England and the Dependencies and the Parliament of, 419
treated by, 374, 375

Canadian Confederation Act of
- on the changing character of 1867, 152-154
despotisms, 410

CANNING, definition of a patriot,

by, 412

Cape of Good Hope, memorial of term Cabinet Council,' 269,

the Colonists of Natal against 270

confederation with the, 420, 421 CLARENDON, LORD (the late),
CARNARVON, LORD, retirement of, sanction given by, to political

from the Cabinet in 1876, correspondence of the Prince
290-292; 376

Consort with Napoleon III.,
- on Imperialism, 410-413

262, 265
Caucuses. See Political associa Coast of Africa and Falkland
tions

Islands Government Act, 1843,
Centralisation, two sorts of, 157; 174
138-140

--- -- Amendment Act,
-- Mr. John Austin on, 138, note 1860, 174
Chancellor, tre Lord, as Speaker COBDEN, speech of, in debate on

of the House of Lords, 101, 102, the Russian war in 1855, 258
note

COCKBURN, SIR ALEXANDER,
---- Lord Cairns on, 101, opinion on the law and practice
note

of Parliament as not applicable
------ Mr. Locock Webb on, to Colonial Legislatures, 175, 176
101, note

Coditication of Common and
Chancery, Court of, jurisdiction of Statute Law, 137

the, over Endowments and Cha COLERIDGE, S. T., on the Idea of
ritable Trusts, 107; 118

the Constitution, 12
Charitable Trusts Act of 1853, - on the omnipotence of Parlia.
118

ment, 14, 15
Charity Commissioners, appoint - on the distinction between a
ment of, 118, 119

person and a thing, 426
CHELMSFORD, LORD, communica Colonial Branch Mint Act, 1866,

tion of the Queen with, in 177
reference to the Zulu war, 330, Colonial Laws Act, 1865, 175
331

Colonial Legislatures, created by
China, war with, in 1857, 366

Parliament, 151
-- and Japan, extra-territorial - (Canadian,) 152-154
jurisdiction on the coasts of, - (South African,) 154-156
188

- Parliamentary control of, 157-
Church, the Established, relation 159; 175–177 ; 394 seq.

of, to Parliament and the State, - (Victorian,) 160-167

104-107; 109, 110; 112, 113 - territorial jurisdiction of, 167
- recent legislation relating to, -- Acts of Indemnity of, valid in
109-112

this country, 444
Church Courts, reform of the, 105; Colonies (see also Lependencies)
110, 112

-- Confederation of distinct, 152-
Church rates, abolition of compul 156
sory, in 1868, 105

- history of the North American,
Civil List, the, of William IV., a precedent for Colonial or.
216, 217

ganisation, 152; 173
- of Victoria, 221–223

- Crown Lands in the, 161 ; 221
- Sir S. Northcote and Mr. - having no Constitution, govern.
Gladstone on the, 228-231

ment of, 173-175
CLARENDON, (EDWARD HYDE, - extension of Acts of Parliament

EARL OF), on the origin of thel to the, 151; 176, 177

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