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CHAPTER V
PUBLIC LATTERS 1853-1855

Parliamentary Reform is the stalking-horse which will step forward between us and Russia. We must keep it back, and walk straight forward. Unless we now repress the aggression of Russia, we never shall. Unless we curtail her power and territory, she will enlarge them year after year. All that at present we seem ready to attempt, is to induce her quietly to retrace her steps. Does the tiger take his spring by crouching when he sees his enemy before him? no: this is the moment when he is the most formidable. We must either make the Tzar restore all that has been added to his empire, by fraud and violence, from the accession of Catherine (now with God) or we must wrestle with him in the hhyber Pass. Whatever was once Poland, I have said it, and I repeat it, must again be Poland; and Hungary must not draw a lengthening chain thro' Vienna to Petersburg. Austria is utterly useless to us in alliance: Hungary would take our merchandise, and furnish our garners. Austria is fertile; but the produce of Hungary would soon quintuple that of Austria.
It is wonderful that no merchant has calculated our commercial losses since the occupation of the Danube by the Muscovite : wonderful that no Parisian baker has inquired how much more his flour has cost him ; whether ten, or eleven, or twelve per cent. The people feel before they reason, and then the solidity of their reasoning is shaken by the intensity of their feelings. The sagacious and energetic Sovran who now rules over them, will not hazard his popularity by any unworthy compromise with the Autocrat ; neither his safety nor that of Europe can allow a man so formidable and so faithless to retain the future power of devastating the most fertile lands in Europe. If twenty millions are deducted from his population, more than forty millions will continue under it. These forty millions in five-and-twenty years (years of peace, to which he must be constrained) will again amount to sixty millions. Be it so; neighbouring States will have strengthened around; and his satellites will have slunk away, both on the Danube and on the Rhine.
There is no thoughtful head in Europe, no, nor even a crowned one, which the danger of Russian power and preponderance has not struck. Our Ministers are afraid to know it; but know it they must at last. Desirous as we are of peace, and sensible as we are of the benefits it has long conferred on us, we see the continuance of it

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