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... allude to persons who were living and to events which were happening when it
first appeared ; and I have carefully preserved these. They will serve to warn the
reader what time he is reading about, and to prevent his mistaking the date at ...
Persons in such an unpleasant predicament can scarcely criticise effectually, and
certainly the Liberals did not so criticise. We have had no such previous
discussions as should guide our expectations from the Eeform Bill, nor such as
But it is not unnatural that persons of high rank and of great ability should be
unwilling to bend to persons of lower rank, and of certainly not greater ability. A
few of such peers (for they are very few) might say, " We had rather not have our ...
But it would be no protection against minor mistakes ; any error of judgment
committed bona fide, and only entailing consequences which one person might
say were good, and another say were bad, could not be so punished. It would be
... to considerate and fair persons, but not to have to account to inconsiderate and
unfair ones. At present the Government which negotiates a treaty can hardly be
said to be accountable to any one. It is sure to be subjected to vague censure.
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Walter Bagehot was editor of the Economist and his name is still on the weekly page about England. This book describes the English Constitution and compares it favorably with the United States Constitution. Read full review