On my arrival (in St. Petersburg) I had an interview with the Russian Minister of Finance, Count Cancrin; I saw the son of a Jew from Lithuania...
I had an audience on my arrival in Madrid with the Spanish minister, I saw one like me, the son of a new Christian, of a Jew from Aragon.
As a result of what happened in Madrid, I went directly to consult the president of the French Council, I saw the son of a Jewish Jew.
We look at Prussia... Count Arnim entered the cabinet, I saw a Prussian Jew.
So you see, my dear Coningsby, that The world is governed by very different personages to what is imagined by those, who are not behind the scenes.
-- Coningsby, page 207, edition of 1844