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