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He must paint it as it stood at some one time , or else he will be putting side by
side in his representations things which never were contemporaneous in reality .
The difficulty is the greater because a writer who deals with a living government ...
... and a professed friend of the people , have not that confidence ; if that is so ,
we will never vote for you again . ” Many Radical members who had been asking
for years for household suffrage were much more surprised than pleased at the ...
bargainers ask for the highest possible price , but they never expected to get it .
Altogether the Liberals , or at least the extreme Liberals , were much like a man
who has been pushing hard against an opposing door , till , on a sudden , the
... which drift down to it , and are brought before it ; it almost never settles its
topics ; it can only decide upon the issues of those topics . And in settling what
these questions shall be , statesmen INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND
EDITION . xix.
Now the House of Lords will never consent to a very numerous life peerage
without a storm ; they must be in terror to do it , or they will not do it . And if the
storm blows strongly enough to do so much , in all likelihood it will blow strongly
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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