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... if that is so, we will never vote for you again." Many Eadical members who had
been asking for years for household suffrage were much more surprised than
pleased at the near chance of obtaining it ; they had asked for it as bargainers
The candidates only said they would vote with Mr. Gladstone, ... The remains, too,
of the old electoral organization were exceedingly powerful ; the old voters voted
as they had been told, and the new voters mostly voted with them. In extremely ...
the new voters mostly voted with them. In extremely few cases was there any new
and contrary organization. At the last election the trial of the new system hardly
began, and, as far as it did begin, it was favoured by a peculiar guidance.
promise to do as he likes if he will only tell them what it is ; that, as he now holds
the casting vote in our affairs, both parties will beg and pray him to give that vote
to them. I can conceive of nothing more corrupting or worse for a set of poor ...
... organized, and superior voting power. The courage which strengthens an
enemy, and which so loses, not only the present battle, but many after battles, is a
heavy curse to men and nations. In one minor respect, indeed, I think we may see
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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