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He met the half difficulty ; we have to surmount the whole one . We have to frame
such tacit rules , to establish such ruling but unenacted customs , as will make the
House of Lords yield to the Commons when and as often as our new ...
People would say , “ it was too clever by half , ” and in an Englishman ' s . mouth
that means a very severe censure . The English people would think it grossly
anomalous if their elected assembly of rich men were thwarted by a nominated ...
The parties concerned would almost always be better for hearing the substantial
reasons which induced the negotiators to make the treaty , and the negotiators
would do their work much better , for half the ambiguities in treaties are caused
The presidential government , by its nature , divides political life into two halves ,
an executive half and a legislative half ; and , by so dividing it , makes neither half
worth a man ' s having — worth his making it a continuous career - worthy to ...
The women - one half the human race at least - care fifty times more for a
marriage than a ministry . All but a few cynics like to see a pretty novel touching
for a moment the dry scenes of the grave world . A princely marriage is the
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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