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gious Life--Manor-House School, Chiswick-Harsh Treatment-His

First Great Grief-Mistaken Views of Education - A Sad Childhood-

Removed to Harrow-New Influences—State of his Mind on Religious

Questions--First Visit to St. Giles's House-Love of Country Scenes -

Cranborne Chase-A Strange Scene at Harrow-Determines to Espouse

the Cause of the Poor-An Autobiographical Fragment—Oxford -

Takes First-Class in Classics-Extracts from an Early Diary—“Fugi-

tive and Desultory Notes"--Elected Member for Woodstock at age

of Twenty-five-Birthday Thoughts—In France-Supports the King's

Government -- Canning's Eloquence — Letter from Mrs. Canning

Friendship with the Duke of Wellington-Early Labours in Parliament

_"Cursed with Honourable Desires ”—Diary – Self-depreciation-

Change of Ministry—Canning, Premier-Place Offered—Office Declined

-Grounds of Refusal-State of Political Affairs-At Strathfieldsaye-

Letter from Duke of Wellington-Death of Canning-In Wales—Studies

Welsh-Misgivings as to Public Career-Letter from Lord Bathurst-

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Treatment of Lunatics—State of the Lunacy Laws—Mr. Robert Gordon-

First Important Speech in Parliament--Diary-Letter from Lord

Bathurst — Appointed Commissioner in Lunacy - Investigation into

State of Asylums-Efforts in Literature-Work for India-Bishop

Heber-With the King –Works of Charity-Forgiveness-Scientific

Pursuits-Family Affairs-Astronomy and Sir James South-Catholic

Disabilities, Foreshadowings of Future Career-Self-depreciation and

Despondency– Robert Southey– Elected Member for Dorchester-

Marries Emily, Daughter of the Fifth Earl Cowper-Successfully Con-

tests Dorset-Election Expenses in 1831–Correspondence with Duke

of Wellington-Petition Against the Dorset Election ---Pecuniary

Embarrassments—Letter from Ernest, Duke of Cumberland - A Second

Triumph-Letter from Mr. Follett-Letters from Southey-Condition

of the Working Classes, State of the Times—Sir Robert Peel's Policy

--Cotton Supply and Manufacture-Progress of Inventions-Condition

of the Lancashire Operatives—Child-Jobbers and Child Labour- The

Apprentice System-Outline of Early Factory Legislation - Michael

Thomas Sadler, M.P. for Newark-Newark Disfranchised - Mr. Sadler

Loses his Seat in Parliament–Lord Ashley becomes Leader in the

Factory Agitation - The Parting of the Ways-Correspondence with

Lord Morpeth-Pays Tribute to Mr. Sadler and other Labourers

States his Views on the Factory System-Explains Principles on which

the Agitation shall be Conducted-Letter from Mr. J. R. McCulloch-

Opposition of Master Manufacturers-Address of the Operatives of

England and Scotland- Report of Commission of Inquiry-Introduces

Bill to Limit Hours of Labour “for Women and Young Persons”

to Ten Hours a Day-Opposition of Lord Althorp-Bill Defeated, but

Principle Established that Labour and Education should be Combined .

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