The Fortnightly Volume 2; V. 8

The Fortnightly Volume 2; V. 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ... why should the new voters stir? If they are only to replace the wretched Ministry of 1865, why cross the street to claim a vote or to give one? 'V113' should the new voters so much as move a finger to send one more Radical to be 0. hewer of wood and drawer of water for patrician _ to vote for Bills which move some thousandth fraction of an moh towards an end after which we are all ardently longing, to support elaborately unsatisfactory solutions of fifth-rate questions? The truth is, that people are weary of the old divisions and the old issue and the old names, because they have lost all their meamng' Whig and Tory mean nothing, and point to nothing, and ten us nothing about the men who are so called. The true and substantial division now is between the Obstructionist party and the National Party, between the party of Privilege and the Party of the Nation. Good old Tories are said to be thankful that, I1, n n W111 nW_n longer call them Conservatives. They are mistaken. accirzzgle 5:111 'Lot Perish. It will describe many of them more their f y an.efTe, and they will receive a whole wmg frgfll ormer enennes. Conservative will continue to be the pomB name for Obstructionist. Whigs and Tories both will find their obstructive resources more severely taxed than ever. If the Reform Act means anything--and though it does not mean so much as many people hope, still it does mean something--it implies the certain growth of a greatly enlarged conception of national life and activity. We shall not any longer--unless, once more, we have got to the Dutch state--endure the thought that a great nation is to profess in the ears of the whole world its inabiity'to educate itself, to lend the hand of effective aid to its poor, more

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  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 626g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236762231
  • 9781236762238