The Living Age Volume 239

The Living Age Volume 239

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...charge in Lord Salisbury's case, but he met it frankly. "Do not tell me," he said, "that these are 'Socialistic sentiments. Nothing would induce me to adopt the Socialist remedies, but the socialistic cries broken. and the conditions that cling round it are dissipated. Its power for good is gone. It may be in the power of future Parliaments in some degree to repair the evil, but they never can recall the past. This, at least, they can do. They can put a stop to the further progress of assaulting interests for the purpose of showing the industry of Parliament. They may--and I believe that is the policy they ought to pursue--they may return to the paths of conciliatory legislation."---Speech at Hertford, October 17, 1878. I convince me that there is an evil, and that Parliament is deeply responsible for not giving its whole time to it." His attitude towards the "masses" was manly as well as humane. He refused to flatter the working-men, or even to consider them as a class apart from the rest of the population. In one of the brilliant speeches by which he established his reputation, in the debates on Mr. Giadstone's Reform Bill of 1866, he deprecated the adulation of "the future sovereign," who was expected to be "the great power in the State against which no other power will be able to stand" --My own feeling with respect to the working men is simply this, that we have heard a great deal too much of them, as if they were different from other Englishmen. I do not understand why the nature of the poor or working men in this country should be different from that of other Englishmen. They spring from the same race; they live under the same climate; they are brought up under...show more

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  • Paperback | 468 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 830g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236934520
  • 9781236934529