and his life of Moore, will be disposed to deny.
If it be objected that the Duke of Wellington once said "Lord John (Russell) is a heat in himself," It must be remembered that he said nearly the same thing of Sir Hudson Lowe, and that he praised Talleyrand as one of the most upright men in Europe.
Whatever may be the disposition of the French Emperor, he will never act without the concurrence of the English Government, and that he will never get while Palmerston is Premier, and Lord Russell Foreign Secretary.
The reply of Lord Russell is characteristic enough.
He fears that a proposition like that indicated by France might not be relished at Washington.
There it is. He is afraid of offending Lincoln and Seward.
This is the bugbear that has haunted him throughout the war. It is manifest that he stands in mortal terror of the Yankees, and the debates in Parliament last session showed that he was not alone in his fears.
Other members expressed direful apprehensions about Canada