Like most people, Lowe dated his old age from his entry to the House of Lords. It was an institution to which he had always been indulgent. Even when, after 1874, he complained that its Tory majority removed the last restraint on Beaconsfieldism, he blamed not so much the Lords for permitting the outrage as Disraeli for taking advantage of it.
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- 2.Lowe to Tupp, 28 September 1881, quoted in Arthur Patchett Martin, Life and Letters of the Right Honourable Robert Lowe, Viscount Sherbrooke, London, 1893, vol. 2, p. 458.Google Scholar