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And this is as far as it goes a just objection , but I do not imagine that it goes far .
The great bulk of treaties could wait a little without harm , and in the very few
cases when urgent haste is necessary , an Autumn session of Parliament could
16 , 712 , 000 1871 • • • . No one who knows anything of the working of
Parliamentary Government , will for a moment imagine that any Parliament would
have allowed any executive to keep a surplus of this magnitude . In England ,
after the ...
The French people said , “ We will be governed by the one man we can imagine ,
and not by the many people we cannot imagine . " The best mode of
comprehending the nature of the two governments , is to look at a country in
which the two ...
... imagine a world in which this change would not be a great evil . In a country
where people did not care for the outward show of life , where the genius of the
people was untheatrical , and they exclusively regarded the substance of things ...
Grave and careful men may have domestic virtues on a constitutional throne , but
even these fail sometimes , and to imagine that men of more eager
temperaments will commonly produce them , is to expect grapes from thorns and
figs fyom ...
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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