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" To state the matter shortly, the sovereign has, under a constitutional monarchy such as ours, three rights — the right to be consulted, the right to encourage, the right to warn. And a king of great sense and sagacity would want no others. "
The English Constitution - Page 73
by Walter Bagehot - 1872 - 291 pages
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...We must not let in daylight upon magic. The English Constitution "The Monarchy (continued)" (1867) 5 this house, which The English Constitution "The Monarchy (continued)" (1867) PJ Bailey English poet, 1816-1902 1 Ye are...
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A Year with the Queen

Robert Hardman - Biography & Autobiography - 2007 - 272 pages
...ministers and dissolve Parliament. Above all else, Bagehot denned the Monarch's greatest powers as follows: 'The Sovereign has, under a constitutional monarchy...of great sense and sagacity would want no others.' Bagehot's conclusions have stood the test of time and today remain the most authoritative guide to...
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On Royalty: A Very Polite Inquiry into Some Strangely Related Families

Jeremy Paxman - History - 2008 - 384 pages
...superstition and history. But, as for powers available to the monarch, 'to state the matter shortly', he said, 'the sovereign has, under a constitutional monarchy...of great sense and sagacity would want no others.' 20 Consultation, encouragement and warning have become accepted as the only three legitimate political...
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British Government and the Constitution: Text and Materials

Colin Turpin, Adam Tomkins - Law - 2007
...and powers. As a source of influence on government she has, as Bagehot remarked (above, at p 111), 'three rights - the right to be consulted, the right to encourage, the right to warn'. Occasions for the exercise of these rights still exist, for instance in the Prime Minister's weekly...
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Virginia Woolf and the Nineteenth-Century Domestic Novel

Emily Blair - Literary Criticism - 2012 - 300 pages
...function, at least in Walter Bagehot's famous 1867 statement of a constitutional monarch's legal powers: 'the right to be consulted, the right to encourage, the right to warn' (111)" (117). 21. See Harris for an in-depth analysis of the real-life connections between women's...
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The Monarchy and the British Nation, 1780 to the Present

Andrzej Olechnowicz - History - 2007 - 327 pages
...acts as a disguise: it enables our real rulers to change without people knowing it . . .' There was the right to be consulted, the right to encourage, the right to warn.4 Into this frame we can so easily slip other pictures of ineffectual foppery and all-too-effective...
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The Board Book: An Insider's Guide for Directors and Trustees

William G. Bowen - Business & Economics - 2008 - 256 pages
...Bagehot, an early editor of the Economist, once described the constitutional authority of the monarch as "the right to be consulted, the right to encourage, the right to warn."- In this context, we add the right to elect, to set compensation, and to dismiss. Although electing,...
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