Pamphlets, 1831; Parliamentary Reform

Pamphlets, 1831; Parliamentary Reform

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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. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ... and strong, that all consideration of disturbing the habit of reverence for establishment is lost in the necessity of providing for their interests, and fulfilling their expectations. If the experience of history did not afford the most incontestible proofs of the fatal ignorance of the rulers of nations, as to the feelings and sentiments of those they govern, we must have been astonished at some recent examples of this ignorance in other countries, and our own. Had some "' Politic. book ii. c. 5. The chapters vary in different editions; the reference is to that of Schneider. of the great men among us possessed the opportunity, or cultivated the means of becoming ac'quainted with the public sentiments on the subject of Parliamentary Reform--if they had endeavoured to ascertain the temper of the people with or against whom, and by whom they had to act, in the conduct of public affairs, we should not have heard those unseasonable declarations on the subject of Reform, which so powerfully contributed to the dissolution of.the late administration. " I have noted," says Lord Bacon, " that some " biting and sharp speeches, which have fallen " from princes, have given fire to sedition. Caesar " did himself hurt in that speech, ' Sylla nescivit " ' Ziteras non potuit dictare;' for it utterly cut " off that hope which men had entertained, that " he would, at one time or other, give over his dictatorship. Surely princes had need, in tender " matters and ticklisk times, to beware what they " say; especially in these short speeches, which " fly abroad like darts, and are thought to be shot " out of their secret intentions: for, as for more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236869435
  • 9781236869432