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Anthony Trollope: How wars are arranged

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Anthony Trollope: Leader appointed to save the empire – with warships

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Anthony Trollope
From The Prime Minister

Does not all the world know that when in autumn the Bismarcks of the world, or they who are bigger than Bismarcks, meet at this or that delicious haunt of salubrity, the affairs of the world are then settled in little conclaves, with greater ease, rapidity, and certainty than in large parliaments or the dull chambers of public offices? Emperor meets Emperor, and King meets King, and as they wander among the rural glades in fraternal intimacy, wars are arranged, and swelling territories are enjoyed in anticipation.

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