The Prospects of Peace

Richard Watson Dixon

General Description

Date: 1856
Genre: Prose essay

Scholarly Commentary

Guest Editor: PC Fleming


In this essay, Dixon continues his discussion of the Crimean war begun the previous month. Russia agreed to terms of peace at the end of January, and Dixon, who in the earlier essay had championed England as the nation “employed by Providence as the means of overthrowing whatever power has become predominant in Europe” (69), now laments the peace treaty, on the grounds that England and France should force Russian borders back even further.

Printing History

First printed in The Oxford and Cambridge Magazine , March, 1856.

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