The rate of progress was necessarily slow, apart from any liability to interruption by other undertakings and failures in bodily health.
The crisis was by no means a sudden crash, and even when the failures began to take place they were spread over a period of sixteen weeks.
But in spite of the old man's litany of failures, Dean suspected he was holding back something important.
Undaunted by many failures, she dramatized several of her novels with moderate success - Francois le champi, played at the Odeon in 1849, and Les Beaux Messieurs de Bois-Dore (1862) were the best; Claudie, produced in 1851, is a charming pastoral play, and Le Marquis de Villemer (1864) (in which she was helped by Dumas fits) was a genuine triumph.
Lowe was a rather cut-anddry economist, who prided himself that during his four years of office he took twelve millions off taxation; but later opinion has hardly accepted his removal of the shilling registration duty on corn (1869) as good statesmanship, and his failures are remembered rather than his successes.