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Aberdeen, Earl of, Coalition Minis-

try of, i. 230; Resignation of,

Absenteeism in Ireland, Mr. Bright's

Proposals for Abolishing, ii. 281.
Acland, Mr. T. D., Opposes Mr.

Bright_at Birmingham, i. 506,
513; Failure of the Coalition,

Adderley, Sir C., Opposes Inquiry

into the Discontent in Nova

Scotia, ii. 370.
Addison, quoted by Mr. Bright, ii.

' Adullamites,” so styled by Mr.

Bright, ii, 201, 203 4.
Afghan War, Mr. Bright on, ii.

478-9, 540.
Agricultural Hall, Islington, Re-

form Demonstration at, ii. 248-9.
Agricultural Labourers, Represen-

tative Meeting of, at Exeter

Hall, ii. 461.
Alabama Incident, Mr. Bright on,

ii. 92, 110, 156; Claims, ii. 390.
Albert, Prince, Appeals for the

Support of the Ministry in the

Crimean War, i. 416.
Aldis, Rev. John, First Meeting of

with Mr. Bright, i. 15; Estimate

of his Oratorical Power, 15.
Althorp, Lord, Shelves the Corn

Law Question, i. 125.
America, Mr. Bright Contrasts the

Financial Condition of England
with, i. 296, 412-13; ii. 28; Con-
trast between, and Europe, as to
Sobriety, 492

American War of Independence,

Mr. Bright Alludes to, i. 373;
the Civil War, Commencement
of, ii. 79; Threatened War with

England, 80-1.
Annexation, Mr. Bright upon, ii.

Anti-Corn-Law Association, For-

mation of, in London, i. 129; at
Manchester, 132-3; Organ of,
137-8, 164, 173; Issues Reports
of Work Done, 178, 194; Purges
the Electoral Registers, 189-90,
194 ; Noble Responses to Appeals
of the League for Financial Aid,
196-7; Great Bazaar of, Opened,
192 ; Results, 200; Dissolution
of, 222-6; Temporary Revival

of, 229.
Armitage, Mr. B., President of the

Manchester Reform Club, ii. 403.
Ashley, Lord, his Amendment to

the Government Factory Regu-
lation Bill, 101; Opposed by
Mr. Bright, 101-5; Dramatic and
Personal Result, 105-7; Motion
Finally Rejected, 108 ; Intro-

duces the Ten Hours' Bill, 279.
Ashton, Mr. Samuel, Immunity of

his Factory from Fatal Accidents,

i. 202.
Ashworth, Mr., his Tour with

Messrs. Cobden and Bright, i. 173.
Atlantic Cable, Alluded to, by Mr.

Bright, ii. 224.
Austria, Position of in the Crimean

War Stated by Mr. Bright, i.

390-1, 411-12.
Ayrton, Mr., on Her Majesty's Se-

clusion, ii. 244.


Processions, 549-50 ; Triumph,

Ball, Dr., Disparages Nonconformist Birmingham Post, Remarks in on
Ministers, ii. 325-6.

Mr. Bright's Appearance at the
Ballot, The, Mr. Bright upon, i. 75, 1868 Election, ii. 345.

378, 449, 478-9, 496 ; ii. 219, 233, Bowring, Sir J., Moves for Aboli-
259, 343, 365, 439; Mr. Berkeley's tion of Flogging in the Army,
Motion on, i. 320, 378, 477.

i. 285; Supported by Mr. Bright,
Baring, Mr., as an Authority on but Lost, 285-6; Blamed by
Finance, ii. 72-3.

Mr. Bright for the China War,
Baring, Sir F., his Regret at the ii. 16.

Result of the Vienna Con- Bradlaugh, Mr., and the Parlia-
ferences, i. 406.

mentary Oath, 564-9; Defends
Bastiat, M., on the Social Mission himself, 566; Taken into Custody,
of Woman, i. 342.

but Released, 568; again Ejected,
Beach, Sir M. Hicks, Opposes Mr. 569.

Meldon's Irish Reform Motion, Bright, Jacob, the Statesman's
ii. 510; Proposal of, as to Sunday Father, i. 3; as a Man of Busi-

Liquor Traffic in Ireland, 515. ness, 3-4 ; his Numerous Family,
Beaconsfield, Lord, at Aylesbury on 5; his Character and Death, 6.

the Eastern Question, i. 402 ; Bright, Jacob, the Statesman's
Attacked by Mr. Bright for his Brother, on his Manchester De-
War Policy, 422-4; Signs the feat, i. 436; Elected for Man-
Berlin Treaty, 425; Waning chester, ii. 427.
Popularity of his Government, Bright, John, Pedigree, i. 2-3;
483-4; its Dissolution, 543 ; his Father, 3-6; Mother and Family,

Manifesto, 543. (See DISRAELI.) 5; his Birth, 5; his Character, 6;
Belfast, Banquet at, in Honour of Delicate as a Child, 7;

his Edu-
Mr. Bright, i. 347.

cation, 7-8; Fond of Fishing, 7,
Beresford-Hope, Mr., his View of 8; Enters His Father's Mill, 8;

Marriage with a Deceased Wife's First Interest in Public Ques-
Sister, ii

. 370 ; Moves Rejection tions, 9; Naturally a Liberal, 10;
of the Burials Bill, 524.

Family Connection with the
Berkeley, Mr., his Motion for Adop- Society of Friends, 10; his First

tion of the Ballot, i. 320, 378, 477. Speech, 11-14 ; his Sympathy
Berlin Treaty, Mr. Bright on, ii.550. with the Temperance Movement,
Birmingham, Peace Congress at, 14, ii. 146; Addresses a Bible

i. 296, 340; Mr. Bright Nomi- Society Meeting at Rochdale, i.
nated for, 440-3; and Returned 15; Partiality for Cricket, 16;
445 ; Reform Movement at, 468, Attains his Majority, 17; First
479; Mr. Bright again Returned, Visit to the Continent, 18; Helps
for, 514; New Exchange Opened to form the Rochdale Literary
at, ii. 181; Immense Reform and Philosophical Society, 18;
Demonstrations at, 216, 256; Mr. Address on Abolition of Capital
Bright's Third Return for, 358- Punishment, 19-24 ; Shares in
60; Fourth, 397; Monster Meet- Various Discussions, 24-6 ; Visits
ing at Bingley Hall, to Welcome the Continent and Palestine,
Mr. Gladstone, 458; Political 26-8; Lectures upon his Tour,
Prominence of, Referred to by 27-8; Expresses his Senti-
Mr. Bright, 460-1 ; Liberal Club ments upon Church Establish-
Organised at, 535-9; Reception

ments, 28-30; Formation of his
of Mr. Bright at, after the Dis- Friendship with Mr. Cobden
solution of 1880, 545; Torch-light through the Education Ques

tion, 32-3 ; Opinions on Factory
Legislation, 33-9; Replies to Mr.
Fielden's Pamphlet, 34-9; Criti-
cises his Remarks on Foreign
Competition, 35; Advocates Abo-
lition of the Corn Laws, 37;
Issues an Address to the Roch-
dale Reformers, 40; Attacks
Toryism in that Borough on the
Church Rate Question, 41; De-
precates the Immoral Conduct
at Elections there, 42 ; Regards
the Poor Law Amendment Bill
as a Tory Stalking-horse, 43-5;
Effect of his Address, 46; At-
tachment to his Sovereign, 46, ii.
244; Shares in the Church Rate
Agitation at Rochdale, i. 49-54 ;
Contributes to the Vicar's Lantern,
54; Attacks the Bishops, 55, 241,
331 ; First Marriage, 56; his first
Wife's Death, 56-7; Receives
Mr. Cobden's Sympathy, 57;
Builds himself a Residence, 57;
his Successful Career Prophesied,
59; Contests Durham City, 60;
First Election Address, 60;
Speech at_the Hustings, 61-4 ;
Cause of Failure, 65; Farewell
Address to the Electors, 65-6 ;
again Enters the Field, 67 ; Ad-
dresses his Friends, 68; Expresses
Strong Sympathy with
Working Classes, 69-71; Stirring
Address to the Electors, 73-6;
Speech at his Nomination, 78-83;
Returned, 84; Enthusiastic Re-
ception, 85; General Influence of
his Election, 85-6; Important
Demonstration in London, 86 ;
Enters the House of Commons
as a Free Trader, 87 ; his Success
at Durham an Anti-Corn-Law
League Triumph, 89, 90; First
Speech in the House, 91-4;
Opinions upon, 94-5; Misunder-
standing with Lord Ashley, 107-8;
Speaks upon the Game Laws at
St. Albans, 114-16 ; Addresses
an Anti-Corn-Law Meeting at
Rochdale, 138-9; at Bolton, 140;
Assists in Forming a Branch of
the League, 140; Proposes Reso-

lutions at Meetings in Manches-
ter, 143; Estimates Mr. Cobden's
Powers on his First Appearance
in Parliament, 145 ; Describes at
Manchester the Depression and
Distress in the Manufacturing
Districts, 148; Moves a Resolu-
tion thereupon, 148-9; Addresses
Meetings of Free Trade Delegates
in London, 150, 152-3; Waits
upon the Duke of Sussex with a
Deputation, 154 ; upon Sir James
Graham and Lord Ripon, 155 ;
Fii Public Meeting with Mr.
Gladstone, 155 ; Opposes the
Chartist Agitation, 156-9; Tour
with Mr. Cobden through the
Midlands, 159; Important Anti-
Corn-Law Speech at Manchester,
160-1; Estimate of his Talents,
161-2; Speaks at the Free Trade
Hall, 164, 169; Correspondence
with Lord Brougham, 164; De-
fence of the League, 167-8; Pro-
poses an Address to Mr. Cobden,
170 ; Speaks at Drury Lane
Theatre, 172 ; Visits the Agri-
cultural Districts, 173; Speech
at Dorchester, 174-5; Hunting-
don, 175-7 ; Quells Opposition in
Newcastle-on-Tyne, 177; Speaks
on Abolition of Monopolies at
Wakefield, 181 ; on Corn Law
Repeal, at Covent Garden Thea-
tre, 185-7, 191-2; on the Justice
of League Principles, 188 ; on
Permanent Prosperity, 190-1; on
the Popular Organization of the
League, 196-7 ; at Manchester on
the Potato Famine, 206 ; on the
Policy and Responsibility of Sir
R. Peel, 202, 208 ; on the Pro-
gress of the Free Trade Contest,
and the Constitutional Power of
the People, 210-14 ; on the Dis-
solution of the League, 223-5 ;
Addresses his Father's Work-
people, 226-7; Reception by his
Durham Constituents, 227 ; Pre-
sentation for his Services to the
League, 228-9; Consents to be
Nominated for Manchester, 234 ;
Addresses the Electors, 234-6;


Speech on his Unopposed Return,
238-42 ; Disturbance by Opera-
tives, 238-9; Defends his Vote
against the Ten Hours' Bill, 240;
his Second Marriage, 244 ; Issue
therefroin, 245; Visit to Ireland,
264 ; Advocates its Claims at
Manchester, 267 ; Receives an
Address of Gratitude from the
Irish Residents, 268 ; Speech in
Reply, 268-70 ; on Religious
Equality in Ireland and Dis-
establishment, 271-5; Proof of
his Deep Interest in all Public
Questions, 277-8; at Manchester
on the Indian Cotton Supply,
292-3; Writes an Introduction
to Evidence of Committee on
the Game Laws, 307-8; on Re-
form, at Manchester, 339 ; on
Peace Policy, at Birmingham,
340 ; on Papal Aggression, at
Manchester, 341; Becomes Presi-
dent of the Rochdale Freehold
Land Society, 342 ; Declines to
be Nominated for Rochdale, 343;
Moves a Sympathetic Address to
Kossuth, the Hungarian Patriot,
344-5 ; the Relations of
Members of Parliament and
their Constituents, 345 ; on the
“Manchester School," 345-6; on
Biography, 346-7; Second Visit
to Ireland, 347; at the Belfast
Banquet, 347 ; again Roturned
for Manchester, 348; on the Im-
pending War in the East, 348-9;
as a Friend of Civil and Religious
Liberty, 350 ; Sentiments on the
British Defence of Turkey, 353;
at the Edinburgh Peace Con-
ference, 355-9; Reply to Mr.
Watkin Declaring the War Un-
justifiable and the Government
Policy Imbecile, 382-5; Indig-
nation Evoked by it, 385-6; De-
fends himself before his Consti-
tuents, 387; Burnt in Effigy,
387; Effect of his Eloquence in
Parliament, 395-7 ; on the Com-
mercial Consequences of the War,
399 ; at Manchester on Non-
Intervention, 405, and on the

Follies of the “Government of
Lords," 405-6; Utterances on
the War at Rochdale, etc., and
at Manchester, 419-21; Con-
sistent Conduct throughout, 422;
First Illness, 423; Offers to Re-
sign his Seat for Manchester,
426 ; the Offer Sympathetically
Declined, 426-7; Visits Scotland,
424; Trip to Algiers, Italy, and
Switzerland, 424-5 ; Interview
with the Empress of Russia at
Nice, 424-5; Letter regarding
his Nomination for Manchester,
429-31; Cause of his Defeat, 432;
The Press upon, 434-5; Fare-
well Address to the Electors,
436-7; on the Prospect of Re-
form, Retrenchment, and Free
Trade, 438-9; Nominated for
Birmingham, 440-3; Issues his
Address, 443-4; Duly Elected,
445 ; _Apologises for Absence,
and Expresses his Views on the
Indian Question, 447-8; on Par-
liamentary Reform, 448-9; on
Indian Famines and Indian Go-
vernment, 473-5; First Meeting
with his Birmingham Consti-
tuents, 479-80; Announces his
Reform Programme, 480-2; De-
fends his Viewson Foreign Policy,
484-8 ; ii. 136; Receives an Ova-
tion at Manchester, i. 489; on
Reform on the Basis of House-
hold Suffrage, 490-2; Agitates
the Reform Question in Scotland,
494-9; Provisions of his Reform
Scheme, 494 ; Eulogy at Rochdale
on Mr. Cobden, 506 ; Opposition
to his Re-election at Birmingham,
506 ; Addresses his Constituents,
508-10, 511-13; Triumphant Re-
turn, 514; Speech to the Non-
Electors, 514-15; Utterances on
Reformat Huddersfield and
Liverpool, 527; the London Re-
form Conference Approves of his
Bill, 528; at Manchester on
Groundless Fear of the French,
ii. 9-10; on the House of Lords,
39, 58, 155, 573 ; on Strikes, 52,
182; Addresses his Constituents


in 1861, 58; at Rochdale on the
American Civil War, 80-86 ; his
Foresight with regard to the
Cotton Famine, i. 289, 293 ; ii.
86-7; on the Indian Cotton Sup-
ply, 89-91 ; Sympathy with the
North in the American Struggle,
91-93, 98-9; on International
Rights, 93-4; on the Assistance
of the United States in the Lan-
cashire Distress, 96 ; and the
Slavery Question, 97-9, 103, 131 ;
Addresses Trades Unionists on
the United States Contest, 100-2;
Eulogium on Mr. Garrison and the
Anti-Slavery Workers, 110-13 ;
Gratitude Shown him by the
United States People, 113-15 ;
President Lincoln's Staff Be-
queathed to him by Dr. Smith,
114-15 ; at Rochdale on Feudal-
ism with Regard to Land, 118;
Defends Mr. Cobden and himself
from the Times' Strictures, 121-2;
on the Laws of Primogeniture
and Entail, 124-5; Proposals con-
cerning Reform in, 125-6; on
American Emigration and Land
Division, 128; Refers to his
own Patriotic Labours, 129, and
Recapitulates the Reform Mea-
sures Advocated by him, 130-8 ;
on Cabinet Councils, 137; on
Governor Eyre and the Legal
Murder of Mr. Gordon, 165-6 ;
Last Visit to Mr. Cobden, 170;
Sketches his Life and Labours,
174-6; at his Funeral, 178; at
Birmingham on the Power of the
Industrial Interest, 181-2; Ad-
dresses his Constituents on the
Reversal of the Foreign Policy,
and on Reform, 181-8; Declines
to Stand for Rochdale, but Sup-
ports Mr. Potter, 188-9; Issues
his Address for Birmingham,
189-90; Returned Unopposed,
192; on the Tory Attitude to-
wards the Reform Question,
190-2 ; Letter from, to his Con-
stituents Mr. Gladstone's
Reform Bill, 205-6 ; Urges Im-
mediate Organization, 206; at

Birmingham Town Hall on Re-
form and the Derby Administra
tion, 217-20; His Reception at
the Manchester Demonstration,
221 ; again attacks the Derby
Ministry, 221-2; on Force as a
Last Resort in a Just Cause, 222 ;
Ovation at Leeds, 223 ; on In-
equality of Representation, 223-1;
at Glasgow on the Inadequate
Representation of the Working
Classes, 225-6; Considers a Hap-
hazard Parliament Preferable,
226; Refers to his own Pro-
minent Position in the Reform
Movement, 229; Third Visit to
Ireland, 232; Letter of Invitation,
274-5; Reply, 275 6; Reception
at Dublin, 232; Advocates an Ex-
tended Suffrage as a Remedy for
Irish Grievances, 232, 283 ; Re-
ply to the Cork Farmers as to the
Land Question, 232-3; Addresses
Irish Working Men on Parlia-
mentary Reform, 233-4; Regards
the Established Church and Land
Tenure as the Great Causes of
Discontent, 279; Unfolds his
Scheme for Restoring Middle-
class Proprietorship of the Soil,
281-5; his Careful Study of the
Question, 286; Reception at the
Manchester Reform Banquet,
234 ; on the Unequal Distribu-
tion of the Suffrage, and the
Chances of a Tory Reform Bill,
235-8; at the London Trades
Demonstration on Co-operation
for Political Objects, 239-40,
and the Insufficient Representa-
tion of the Working Classes,
240-2; Defends himself from
the Charge of Promoting Dan-
gerous Excitement, 241-2; on
the Queen's Bereavement and
Seclusion, 244-5; his Detractors,
245-6; Sympathy Shown him by
his Workpeople, 246, and the
Rochdale Townspeople, 247-8;
at the Birmingham Demonstra -
tion, on the Tory Reform Bill,
256; Eulogises Mr. Gladstone,
257-8; at St. James's Hall on


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