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In the mean time our statesmen have the greatest opportunities they have had for
many years , and likewise the greatest duty . They have to guide the new voters
in the exercise of the franchise ; to guide them quietly , and without saying what ...
Most clever men who are in such a good place as the House of Lords plainly is ,
will be very unwilling to lose it if they can help it ; at the clear call of a great duty
they might lose it , but only at such a call . And it does not take a clever man to
She is not performing a great duty , but perpetrating a great injustice . She is
injuring posterity by ... Enormous customs duties are necessary , and it would be
all but impossible to impose equal excise duties even if the Americans desired it .
You cannot put on a great series of such duties without cramping trade in a
hundred ways and without diminishing their productiveness exceedingly .
America is now working in heavy fetters , and it would probably be better for her
to lighten ...
... and render himself permanent ruler according to his own will and pleasure ,
even though he might govern well , he could never inspire the people with any
sentiment of duty towards him : his sceptre was illegitimate from the beginning ,
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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