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An historical writer does not feel this difficulty : he deals only with the past ; he
can say definitely , the Constitution worked in such and such a manner in the
year at which he begins , and in a manner in such and such respects different in
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 . In the mean time our statesmen
have the greatest opportunities they have had for many years , and likewise the ...
Much of the change which might have been expected from the Act of 1832 was
held in suspense , and did not begin till that measure had been followed by
another of similar and greater power . The work which the Duke of Wellington in
... Commanding - in - Chief downwards ; she could dismiss all the sailors too ;
she could sell off all our ships of war and all our naval stores ; she could make a
peace by the sacrifice of Cornwall , and begin a war for the conquest of Brittany .
Every assembly is divided into parties and into sections of parties , and in France
each party , almost every section of a party , begins not to clamour but to scream ,
and to scream as only Frenchmen can , as soon as it hears anything which it ...
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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