... FORM WHICH THEY HAVE ASSUMED IN ENGLAND 254 No . IX . Its History ,
AND THE EFFECTS OF THAT HISTORY . — ConCLUSION · · · · · 272
INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND EDITION THERE is a great difficulty
INTRODUCTION TO THE SECOND EDITION THERE is a great difficulty in the
way of a writer who attempts to sketch a living Constitution — a Constitution that
is in actual work and power . The difficulty is that the object is in constant change .
This difficulty has been constantly in my way in preparing a second edition of this
book . It describes the English Constitution as it stood in the years 1865 and 1866
. Roughly speaking , it describes its working as it was in the time of Lord ...
There is a peculiar difficulty in answering this ques tion . Generally , the debates
upon the passing of an Act contain much valuable instruction as to what may be
expected of it . But the debates on the Reform Act of 1867 hardly tell anything .
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 ...
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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