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brated by Lord John in a parody,
52 n; murder of -
Perrin, Judge, i. 480
Perry, Mr. (editor of the Morning
Chronicle), i. 129
Persigny, Count (French ambassador
in London), ii. 319, 320, 331
Peterloo, the affair at, i. 12o
Petty, Lord H. (afterwards, Lord
Lansdowne), Chancellor of the Ex-
chequer, i. 18, 19, 27; defeated in
the contest for Cambridge Uni-
versity, 31; see Lansdowne, Lord
Peyton (Westminster scholar), i. 8
Philipps, Sir R. B., made a peer, i.
474, 475 - -
Piedmont, her part in the Italian revolt
against Austria, ii. 34
Pitt, Rt. Hon. William, i. 13, 16, 18,

88, 476
Playfair, Professor, i. 45–47, 57–60, 63,
83; ii. 110, 286
Plunket, Lord, i. 123, 48o
Pocklington, Mr., i. 32
Polhill, Mr., i. 163 n
Polignac, Prince de, i. 163, 164
Ponsonby, Captain, i. 25
Ponsonby, Colonel, i. 31
Ponsonby, Frederick, i. 138
Ponsonby, Lady Emily, quoted, i.
468 n
Ponsonby, Lady Fanny, i. 5
Ponsonby, Lord, bet with Lord John,
i. 56 n ; advises the Sultan to reject
Mehemet Ali's propositions, 366;
proposes the deposition of Mehemet
Ali, 37o; extends the blockade of
Alexandria, 374; conduct defended
by Lord Palmerston, 375, 376; ten-
sion between him and Palmerston,

ii. 48
Ponsonby, Mr., i. 5, 11o
Pope (actor), i. 9
Pope, General, ii. 360
Pope, the, forced to quit Rome, ii. 26,
75; issues a Bull dividing England
into twelve sees, 118; his remark to
Mr. Odo Russell, 339 n
Porchester, Lord, motion for an inquiry
into the Walcheren expedition, i. 5on
Porte, the, and the Montenegrin in-
surrection, ii. 178; the Russian de-
mands from, for protection of the
Greek Church, 181; urged by Sir
Stratford de Redcliffe to reject them,
181; alterations in the Vienna Note,
187; advised to make concessions
to Russia, 194; outrages by its
Mussulman on its Christian sub-

jects, 195; destruction of fleet at
Sinope, 201
Portland, Duke of, i. 29
Portugal, ‘England's hereditary ally,”
i; 38; partition of by Napoleon, 39
the convention of Cintra, 39; again
occupied by the French, 42; insur-
rection in, ii. 9-13; affairs in, 37
Portugal, Maria, Queen of, her rela-
tions with the English Court, ii. 9;
unpopularity of her husband, 9; ap-
peals for intervention by the Powers
on the rebellion of her subjects, 9;
arbitrary measures of her advisers,
Io, II
Potato famine in Ireland, i. 422, 448,
451, 454 ; 11. 72
Poyntz, Mr., i. 142 n.
Presbyterians, the, in Ulster, ii. 73
Preston, Lord, i. 6, 9; see Ludlow,
Lord
Prince Regent, birthday of, i. 25; re-
strictions on his appointment, 51 ;
see George IV.
Privy Council, judgment in the Gorham
case, ii. 116, 117
Prudhoe, Lord, i. 475
Prussia, King of, ii. 253
Prussia, Prince of (Emperor William),
ii. 253
Pusey, Mr., ii. 115
Pym, Mr., i. 30

QUAADE, M., his opinion on the
Danish question, ii. 398 n
Quadruple Treaty, the, ii. Io, 11

RADETzKY, Marshal, ii. 33; defeats
the Piedmontese at Novara, 40, 41
Radical party, action of the, in Parlia-
ment, i. 121, 127, 277; nickname
Lord John “Finality Jack, 303
Raglan, Lord, i. 35; ii. 239
Railways in Ireland, i. 460
Rancliffe, Lord, i. 163
Rattazzi, Signor, visited by
John, ii. 284; his Cabinet, 327
Rawdon, Colonel, i. 96
Rawdon, Miss, marriage to Lord
William Russell, i. 96; Byron's
encomium on her beauty, 97; see
Russell, Lady William
Rawdon, Mrs., i. 240 m
Rechberg, Count (Austrian Foreign
Minister), ii. 319, 325, 331
Redcliffe, Lord Stratford de; see Can-
ning, Sir Stratford
Redington, Sir T., i. 469 m ; illness of,
ii. 67; consulted by Lord John on

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the endowment of the Roman Catho-
lic clergy, 73; his scheme for bring-
ing this about, 74
Reeve, Mr. H., i. 478; quoted, ii. 9
Reform Bill, the first, rejected in the
Commons, i. 174; the second,
carried in the Commons, 176;
thrown out by the Lords, 179; the
third, passed in the Commons, 183;
defeated in the Lords, 185; passed
and receives the royal assent, 186,
187; pamphlet on the principles of
the, 331; ii. IoI, 129, 143,206, 207,
3O4, 424 -
Registration of births, marriages, and
deaths, established, i. 27o
Reshid Pacha (Prime Minister to the
Sultan), ii. 189; Lord Stratford de
Redcliffe's warning to, 195
Retford, East, bribery at, i. 150, 151,
I52
Rianzares, Señor, ii. 3
Ribblesdale, Lady, her children by her
first husband, i. 239; married to
Lord John, 241 ; death of, 323
Ribblesdale, Thomas (third Lord), i.
239, 401, 418; ii. 130; reply to Lord
John's remonstrance on his purchase
of General Peel's race-horses, 175 n;
marriage with Miss Mure, 175; hires
Lord John's estate of Rodborough
manor, 283; death of, 467
Rich, Mr., ii. 220
Richmond, Duke of, i. 172, 185, 209,
2Io, 213
Ripon, Lord, i. 209, 213
Roden, Lord, moves for a committee
on Irish affairs, i. 328; visit from
Orangemen on the anniversary of
the battle of the Boyne, and its
results, ii. 82 ; his name struck
out of the commission of the peace,
82
Roe, Mr., i. 48o
Roebuck, Mr., i. 456; his motion ap-
proving Palmerston's policy in the
Greek dispute, ii. 58; his criticism
of the Irish policy of the Whig ad-
ministration in 1849, 81; motion ap-
proving Palmerston's foreign policy,
Io6; motion on the conduct of the
Crimean War, 241 ; motion in oppo-
sition to Government carried, 246;
gives notice of motion based on re-
port of the Sebastopol committee,

275 - -
Rogers, Rev. William, ii. 480 m
Rogers, Samuel, i. 137 m ; anecdote of,
143 m, 184 m, 288, 300, 301
VOIL. II.

Roman Catholics, disabilities of, i. 135,
4Io; enhancipation of 145, 153, 191 ;
endowment of their clergy, in Ire-
land, proposed, ii. 61, 74
Rome, occupied by the French, ii. 48
Romilly, Lady G. (Lord John's half-
sister), i. 61
Romilly, Sir Samuel, i. 113,480
Roscoe, Mr., i. 31
Rose, Colonel (chargé d'affaires at the
Porte), summons the British fleet, ii.
I8o
Rose, Right Hon. George, i. 50 m, 129
Ross, Mr., ii. Ioo m
Rossi, M., ii. 33
Rothschild, Baron, i. 474, 475; ii. 91,
151 n; acknowledges Lord John's
services on behalf of the Jews, 307
Rouher, M., ii. 408
Roumelia, Mussulman outrages in, ii.

I95
Rowan, Colonel (Commissioner of .
Police), ii. 64
Royal Society, the, ii. 145
Russell, Lady Agatha (Lord John's
daughter), ii. 17
Russell, Francis Albert Rollo (Lord
John's youngest son), ii. Ioo, 283
Russell, Francis (Lord John's uncle
William's eldest son), i. 37
Russell, Lady Georgiana A. (daughter
of Lord John), i. 281 ; see Peel
Russell, Gertrude (Lord John's uncle
William's eldest daughter), i. 38, 60,
163
Russell, Lady John (Lord John's first
wife); see Ribblesdale, Lady
Russell, Lady John (Lady Fanny
Elliot), second wife of Lord John, i.
393; birth of a son (John), 402;
attacked by fever, 405; lines on her
husband's fifty-first birthday, 406;
verses to Lord John and his reply,
4.17, 418; illness at Edinburgh, 418;
urges him to accept the Premiership,
426; reminiscences of him, 449,
450; recovery from serious illness,
465; account of her life at Pembroke
Lodge, Richmond, 466; her diary
quoted, 478; quoted on Irish affairs,
490; reading to her husband at St.
Leonard's, ii. 27; on Lord Palmer-
ston, 41; quoted, 66; birth of her
second son, 66; on a tour in Ireland
with her husband, 71; her husband's
dog-Latin letter to her, 92 m ; on the
interview between Lord John and
Sir James Graham touching the offer
of the Admiralty, 99; birth qf a

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third son, 96, 105; lines on her hus-
band, 111; on the Scotch tour, 1.12;
account of her husband's home life
and social gifts, 110 ; description of
a tour with him in Wales, 131; ill-
ness of, 156; on the effect of office
on her husband's health, 164; on
his acceptance of office in the Aber-
deen Ministry, 165; note on his
tenure of the Foreign Office, 168,
17o; birth of her only daughter, 175;
story of Palmerston, 189 n; quoted,
214; visits her sick sister Harriet at
Paris, 241; opinion of her husband's
mode of resignation, 242; her lines
on the marriage of her step-daughter,
346; joy at the termination of her
husband's official career, 436; on
his failing health, 461 ; letters of
condolence from the Queen and Lord
Beaconsfield on the death of her
husband, 468
Russell, Lady Rachel, letters of, i. 107
Russell, Lady Victoria (daughter of
Lord John), i. 323, 357 n., 425 n :
her marriage to Mr. Villiers, ii. 345;
her mother's lines on the event,

345
Russell, Lady William (daughter of
the fourth Earl of Jersey), death of

l. 37
Russell, Lady William (Lord John's
sister-in-law), her marriage, i. 97;
illness of, 157; letter to Lord John
in answer to an offer of his official
residence at Whitehail, 171
Russell, Lord Arthur, i. 2
Russell, Lord Charles (Serjeant-at-
arms), ii. 206
Russell, Lord Edward, private secre-
tary to Lord John, i. 337
Russell, Lord John, at the age of
eleven, 1 ; inherited bad health, 3;
early days at Stratton Park, 3; at
school at Sunbury, 4; his mother's
letter ‘to the best of all good boys,'
4; death of his mother, 4; his father
becomes Duke of Bedford, 4; ex-
tracts from his journal, 5; accident
when out shooting, 6; at Westmin-
ster School, 6; first school flogging,
7; plays Tom Thumb at West-
minster, 8; record of a week's holi-
day from school, 8; ‘fagged' by his
brother, Lord Tavistock, 9; his
views on “public school' life, 9, Io;
at a prize fight in Tothill Fields, Io;
leaves Westminster, and has for
private tutor Dr. Cartwright, 11 ;

his tutor's method of instruction, 12;
early essays at dramatic composition,
11, 12; starts a commonplace book,
11; his first volume of poetry dedi-
cated to Rt. Hon. W. Pitt, 13; his
later opinion of Pitt's policy, 13 n ;
with Mr. Smith, Vicar of Woodnes-
boro', 13; friendships formed at
Woodnesboro', 13; starts a diary,
14; order of life at the new school,
14; dinners as a boy of twelve, 14;
at the theatre at Sandwich, 14;
betting at school, 15; juvenile satire
on Lord Melville, 15; physical char-
acteristics at the age of thirteen,
16 m; recess at Woburn, 16; in
private theatricals at Kimbolton, 16;
oem on the marriage of Lady
adalina Sinclair, 16; letter from
his father, enclosing money, with in-
structions for its disbursement, 17 ;
account-book entry of said disburse-
ment, 17; playing in private thea-
tricals at Woburn, 17; a prologue
written at thirteen, 17; parody on
the dagger scene in “Macbeth, based
on Lord Hawkesbury's proposed
successorship to Pitt, 18; epigrani
on Lord H. Petty, 19; poem on the
fall of the Tories, 19; five nights out
of eight at theatre in London, 19;
shooting and horsemanship, 20; his-
tory of “Mrs. Witty' (his dog), 20 ;
cost of her keep, 21 ; suspicious
death of “Mrs. W., 21 ; backward
in his studies, 22; translations of
Virgil and Horace, 22; holiday-
making, 22; hard on Lord Melville,
23; at the sheep-shearing at Wo-
burn, 24; in Ireland at the Viceregal
Lodge, 24; costume at a fancy ball,
24; physical characteristics at four-
teen, 25; his new journal and account
book, 25; at Woodnesboro', 25;
journal entry on Fox's death, 26;
remarks on Jones's ‘Letters from a
Tutor, 26; on Yeates's ‘Conversa-
tions on Chemistry' and Lord Hol-
land's ‘Lope de Vega, 26; too bad
a shot to keep a game-book, 26 n ;
references to the general election and
to Napoleon, 27; attractions of the
playhouse, 27; at Holland House,
considers Sydney Smith ‘very amus-
ing, Charles Fox “a very clever
boy, 27; again in Ireland, 27;
writes a prologue for theatricals, and
appears as an old woman at the ball
at the Royal Hospital, 28; back at

Woodnesboro,” 28; keen interest in"
the general election of 1807, 30;
letter on the Bedfordshire election
from Dr. Cartwright, 31 n ; on tour
in England and Scotland with his
parents, 31; in the Lake Country,
31 ; his criticism of Dr. Watson, 31;
encounters a Yorkshire utilitarian on
the banks of Derwentwater, 32;
meets Sir Walter Scott, 32; cost
of his journey from Ayton to Wood-
nesboro', 35; his political opinion
of the Duke of Gloucester, 35; on
the Copenhagen expedition, 36 n :
rook-shooting, 37 and n ; at
Woburn, 37; at Lord Tavistock's
wedding, 37; course of his studies
at Woodnesboro’, 37 n ; Lord and
Lady Holland's proposition of a tour
in Spain, 38; his sympathy with
Spain and hatred of Napoleon, 40;
at Coruña, 41; abandonment of the
line of tour in consequence of the
French advance, 41 ; arrives at Lis-
bon, 41; description of the caval-
cade en route, 41; at Seville, 41 ; de-
tained by fever at Badajoz, 43; re-
turn to England, 43; dissatisfaction
with Whig Opposition on the subject
of Spain, 44; course of his studies
while on the Spanish tour, 44; ac-
quisition of languages, 45; at Edin-
burgh with Professor Playfair, 46;
his estimate of the Professor, 46;
course of study at Edinburgh, 47 ;
elected a member of the Speculative
Society, 48; interference with his
studies through sickliness of consti-
tution, 48; debates and work in the
Speculative Society, 49; his article
in the Whig Register (?) on Par-
liamentary Reform, 50 ; parody of
‘Lochiel's Warning, 50 m ; con-
trast of his early and later views on
the conduct of reform, 51 ; political
parody on the Witches' Chorus in
‘Macbeth, 52 m; second visit to
the Peninsula, 54; at Gibraltar, 54;
disapproves of proclamations offer-
ing rewards for deserters from the
French, 54; at Cadiz, his letter to
his father on Spanish affairs, and
his brother William's postscript, 54
and n ; interview with Sir Arthur
Wellesley at headquarters in the
lines of Torres Vedras, 55; reads a
paper on the proceedings of the
Spanish Cortes at the Speculative
Society, 56; on tour through the
Io2 ; translation of Fifth Book of the
Odyssey, 103, 104; historical works,
105 – English Government and
Constitution, 105; ‘Life of William,
Lord Russell, IoG ; ‘Causes of the
French Revolution, 106; his stand-
ing as an historian, 107; ‘Affairs of
Europe, 108; ‘Turks in Europe,"
108; qualified appreciation of his
historical works by the public, 109;
appreciation by his friends, 109;
poem suggested by the early reviews
of his works, 110–112; again elected
for Tavistock, 113; Parliamentary
speeches in 1819, 114; on the ces-
sion of Parga, 114; on Parliamen-
tary Reform, 114; letter to Lord
Holland on foreign politics, 115;
political advice from his father, 116;
letter from Lord Dudley on “Doulo-
cracy’ at Cassiobury, 116 n : an-
other foreign tour, 116; offer of
pecuniary help to Moore, 117; ac-
companied by Moore to the Continent,
I 18; sonnet to Madame Durazzo on
leaving Genoa, 119 n; recall by
his party to Parliament, 121 ; his
resolutions for the disfranchisement
of Grampound, 123, 124; is for
moderate against radical Reform,
121 m ; his Bill for suspending the
issue of writs to Penryn, Camelford,
Grampound, and Barnstaple, 125;
sits for Huntingdonshire in the
Parliament of 1820, 125; petition
to the King on the introduction of
the Bill of Pains and Penalties,
127; independence of Court favour,
127 m ; taciturnity in society, 128;
parody on William Spencer's ‘The
Year 1806, 129, 130; reintroduces
the Grampound Bill, 130; met by
Stuart Wortley's amendment, 130;
resolutions on bribery and the direct
representation of populous places,
131; his Bill for the suppression of
bribery, 134; defeated in his canvass
of Huntingdonshire, 135; commits
his Bribery Bill to the charge of Lord
Althorp, 135; letter to Lord Althorp
on bribery, 136; another Continen-
tal tour, 137; translates Fifth Book
of Odyssey at Geneva, 137; offered
the Irish borough of Bandon Bridge
by the Duke of Devonshire and
elected, 139; Moore dedicates his
‘Epicurean' to him, 139; writes a
“smart’ prologue for private theatri-
cals in Florence, 139 n ; supports

manufacturing towns of England
with Professor Playfair, 58; opinion
of Dr. Parr, 58; views on English
manufactures and manufacturers, 58,
59; his return to Edinburgh Univer-
sity, 59; lines on Dugald Stewart,
60; drilling with Militia in Bedford-
shire, 60; another foreign tour, 61 ;
unexpectedly meets his brother
William at Portsmouth, 61 m ; his
twentieth birthday at sea, 62; a new
diary of his fifth tour, 62; in Portu-
gal, 63; on the battlefield of Sala-
manca, 65; mixed up with the re-
treating British army, 66; on the
battlefield of Barrosa, 68; an even-
ing adventure, 68, 70; reaches his
brother at headquarters, 71; illness
en route, 71; engages a servant,
71; their travelling aspect, 71; the
priest's Latin syllogism at Plasencia,
71 n; member for Tavistock, 74; at
Saragossa, 75; at Wellington's head-
quarters at Vera, 75; his song on
Spanish women, 76 n ; return to
England, 76; opposes in Parliament
the forced union of Norway and
Sweden, and the renewal of the Alien
Acts, 76; becomes a member of
Grillion's Club, 77; tour in Italy,
78; interview with Napoleon at Elba,
79; views on Italian art, 80 m; reports
the popular feeling in Italy to be in
favour of Napoleon, 81 ; at Bologna
and Modena, where fighting prevails,
81 ; notes the sharp contrast be-
tween the German and Italian races,
82; protests in Parliament against a
new war, 82; summary of his career
from boyhood to manhood, 83, 84;
lines from an essay on Vanity, 84;
denounces the bloated national ex-
penditure, 89; opposes income-tax
successfully, 9o, 91, and army esti-
mates unsuccessfully, 91 ; infrequent
appearance in the House, 91; speech
against suspension of Habeas Corpus
Act, 94 ; withdrawal from Parlia-
mentary life, 95; Mr. Moore's
“Remonstrance, 95; attractions of
society on the Continent, 96; medi-
tates abandoning politics for travel
and letters, 96; works published by
him from 1819 to 1829, 98; ‘The
Nun of Arrouca, 99, 129; success
of his ‘Essays and Sketches, 99;
illustration of his literary style, 1oo;
rank as an essayist and as a poet,
IoI ; his tragedy ‘Don Carlos, IoI,

the Canning Ministry of 1827, 140 ;

letter to Moore on Canning's death,
141 ; his anecdote of Rogers, 142 n ;
the champion of religious liberty,
145; motion supporting the de-
mands of Dissenters and Roman
Catholics, 146-148; passage in the
Commons of his Bill for disfranchis-
ing Penryn and enfranchising Man-
chester, 150, 151; the same rejected
by the Lords, 151; addresses the
King for the settlement of the
Roman Catholic emancipation ques-
tion, 152; proposal of a Central As-
sociation for organising the country
and for petitioning Parliament in
favour of religious liberty, 153;
letter to Lord Lansdowne on the
Catholic question, 154; asked by
an extreme Tory to reintroduce
his Reform Bill, 155; writes ‘The
Captive of Alhama, 155; extract
from his ‘The Bee and the Fly,”
156, 157 m ; letter from Madame Dur-
azzo on his rumoured intended mar-
riage, 156; letters from his brother
William on the same subject, 157;
at Geneva, 157; his opinion of the
battle of Navarino, 158; letter from
Lord Holland on Russian ascen-
dency, 159; his motion on behalf of
Greece, 160; rejection of his Bill
to allow Manchester, Leeds, and
Birmingham to return members, 161;
fails in general election of 1830, 162;
in Paris, 162; efforts on behalf of the
Prince de Polignac, 163, 164; offered
the Paymaster-generalship by Lord
Grey, 165; address to the electors
of Tavistock, 167; his only official
act of importance in the four years
of the Paymaster-generalship, 169;
salary attached thereto, 169; his
London and country residences, 17o;
time spent on the Continent, 170 m;
his first dinner-party and the guests
thereat, 171 and n; letter from Lady
William Russell declining the offer
of his official residence, 171; invited
by Lord Durham to frame a plan
of Parliamentary Reform, 172; his
plan of Reform, 172; his speech and
its reception on the introduction of
the first Reform Bill, 173; sanguine
letter to Moore on its chances of pass-
ing, 175; elected for Devon, 176;
introduces his second Reform Bill,
which is carried through the Com-
mons, 176, 177; admitted to the Cabi-

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