Intimately acquainted with the conditions of his native island, Crispi adopted efficacious remedies.
Crispi had attacked him in the Chamber, as dividing the country by his republicanism.
He had a bitter quarrel with Crispi, who was fast sliding down the decline of respectability.
But Crispi had the art of making enemies, nor has he lost it.
Crispi, though not the author of the Triple Alliance, entered with enthusiasm into its spirit of hostility to France.
Within four months the death of Depretis (29th July 1887) opened for Crispi the way to the premiership.
Therefore you and we are natural allies, as your far-sighted politicians like Crispi perceived.
The internal situation inherited by Crispi from Depretis was very unsatisfactory.
But with the final disappearance of Crispi the relations of the two Latin neighbours became more natural.
The incident, whether due to chance or guile, brought about the resignation of Crispi.