In the dusty corridors of power, Disraeli was an exotic orchid whose drag enlivened many a boring wet Monday.
But the essence of Disraeli's genius as a courtier was his ability to make it all about her.
Disraeli affectionately (and with irreverence that shocked everyone but la reine) referred to Victoria as the "Faery Queen."
Such are the f-stops on what Disraeli called “the greasy pole.”
On a somewhat crucial occasion he quietly said: 'I once asked Mr. Disraeli whether newspaper abuse was injurious to a public man.
July 4, 1864, Mr. Disraeli brought forward his motion of "no confidence."
This last feature of their ministerial character was most especially exemplified in the commons by Mr. Disraeli.
The elder Disraeli has a chapter on this subject in his Amenities of Literature.
For Dickens, like the young men of the time—Disraeli, Bulwer, and the rest—was a great fop.
Peel seemed too cautious, Gladstone too subtle, Disraeli too insincere.