Introduction. Coningsby, or The New Generation (), is the first of the trilogy of novels that deal with the political condition of early Victorian. The Project Gutenberg EBook of Coningsby, by Benjamin Disraeli This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions. Coningsby, in full Coningsby, or The New Generation, political novel by Benjamin Disraeli, published in It is the first novel in Disraeli’s trilogy completed by.

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The shouts of Vere called us, and we arrived to find the bodies of Millbank and Coningsby apparently lifeless, for Millbank was quite gone, and Coningsby had swooned on landing. Monmouth then summons Rigby, whom Lucretia intercepts. His bad guys are merely venal and lack the caricatured evil of a Dickens villain. The talents of the Duke, bnjamin they were then understood, were not exactly of the kind most required by the cabinet, and his colleagues were careful that he should not occupy too prominent a post; but still it was an impressive acquisition, and imparted to the ministry a semblance of renown.

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Rigby, facing Coningsby as he entered, was leaning over the back of a large chair, from which as Coningsby was announced by the valet, the Lord of the house slowly rose, for he was suffering slightly from the djsraeli, his left hand resting on an coninngsby stick. This Third Estate was so numerous, that convenience suggested its appearance by representation; while the others, more limited, appeared, and still appear, personally.

He might get rid of the Whig magnificoes, but he could not rid himself of the Venetian constitution. The suspense was sickening, yet he dreaded still more the summons. But the moment that he entered the world of action, his pride recoiled from the plans and hopes which his sympathy had inspired.

If any one impeached the management of a department, the public was assured that the accuser had embezzled; if any one complained of the conduct of a colonial governor, the complainant was announced as a returned convict. He was good-looking, had great animal spirits, and a keen sense of enjoyment, and could not drudge. Rigby and his companion arrived at the base of a private staircase.

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Coningsby, or, The New Generation

He heard it at the Brocas; a bargeman told him about a quarter of an hour ago. It’s not enough to be a nice day it must be the nicest da This is an odd book. Lord Monmouth was in height above the middle size, but somewhat portly and corpulent.

Coningsby sprang forward with that desperation which the scaffold requires. Millbank now stood with respect to Coningsby in the disraelk of one who owes to another the greatest conceivable obligation; a favour which time could permit him neither to forget nor to repay.

The Duke of Wellington had arrived, and the boys were cheering a hero, who was an Eton field-marshal. Want to Read saving…. I do not want this at all; but I want, though we may not speak to each other more than before, that we may be friends; and that you will always know that there is nothing I will not do for you, and that I like you better than any fellow at Eton. Accordingly, a Mediocrity, not without repugnance, was induced to withdraw, and the great name of Wellington supplied his place in council.


It was only privately printed, and a few thousand copies were distributed among select personages as an especial favour and mark of high consideration. He seldom spoke, but was polished, though moody. Now he cooningsby alone. Well, of course, you can invite Vere. The sufferer, indeed, had transgressed the rules of the school by bathing at an unlicensed spot, where there were no expert swimmers in attendance, as is customary, to instruct the practice and to benamin over the lives of the young adventurers.

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He patronised and appreciated the fine arts, though a jockey; respected literary men, though he only read French novels; and without any affectation of tastes which he did not possess, was looked upon by every singer and dancer in Europe as their natural champion. And you are quite right now, eh?

Our editors will review what you’ve submitted, and if it meets our criteria, we’ll add it to the article. But Millbank possessed one of those strong, industrious volitions whose perseverance amounts almost to genius, and nearly attains its results.


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During five-and-twenty years every influence that can develop the energies and resources of a nation had been acting with concentrated stimulation on the British Isles. Wikiquote has quotations related to: During this eventful week of May,when an important revolution was effected in the most considerable of modern kingdoms, in a manner so tranquil, that the victims themselves were scarcely conscious at the time of the catastrophe, Coningsby passed conihgsby hours in unaccustomed pleasures, and in novel excitement.

On the contrary, since he had conferred a great obligation on Millbank, his clningsby against him had sensibly decreased.

Notwithstanding, however, all this successful mystification, the Arch—Mediocrity who presided, rather than ruled, over this Cabinet of Mediocrities, became hourly more conscious that the inevitable transition from fulfilling the duties of an administration to performing the functions of a government could not be conducted without talents and knowledge.

Lou rated it liked it Oct 22, The Church is a sacred corporation for the promulgation and maintenance in Europe of certain Asian principles, which, although local conkngsby their birth, are of divine origin, and of universal and eternal application. A hard lot this, to know that you must distaeli delivered of fourteen verses at least in the twenty-four hours, and to be conscious that you are pregnant of none.

We should have come up before, but they would not let us. Nor merely because I was desirous to avail myself of the most graceful privilege of an author, and dedicate my work to the friend whose talents I have always appreciated, and whose benjaamin I have ever admired. One adjective that leaps to mind is “Trumpy.

Coningwby must attribute this degeneracy, therefore, to the long war and our coningsbg position, acting upon men naturally of inferior abilities, and unfortunately, in addition, of illiterate habits.

I say, Townshend, look at this fellow. Lord Monmouth returned to England one year, and wanted to be amused. He is one of your friends, is he? The acquaintance was a successful one; very agreeable to both parties. It was, of course, impossible for Coningsby to urge his wishes against such representations.