Philosophical Radicals of 1832; Comprising the Life of Sir William Molesworth, and Some Incidents Connected with the Reform Movement from 1832 to 1842

Philosophical Radicals of 1832; Comprising the Life of Sir William Molesworth, and Some Incidents Connected with the Reform Movement from 1832 to 1842

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ... Melbourne's majority is a very inconsiderable one, and he maintains himself in the Ho. of Commons chiefly by making use of the Radicals against the Tories, and of the Tories against the Radicals. If by any accident these two should be united in a vote upon a question of importance, his ministry must be demolished.... "A few years' enjoyment of power and patronage has inspired the present Ministry and their supporters with all those faults which used to be the exclusive attributes of the Tories. Little or nothing would be lost by the accession to power of Sir Rob. Peel just now, and this at least would be gained--that we should then have a respectable popular opposition.... "You of course are familiar with the peremptory declaration made by Lord John Russell on the first day of the Session, proclaiming the absolute finality of the Reform Act, declaring war against Ballot, Triennial Parliaments, and any extension of the suffrage.... The affairs of Canada Mr. Austin was at this time employed on the inquiry into the condition of the Maltese, along with Mr. George Cornewall Lewis. have turned out most calamitous: the discontents in Lower Canada were so bitterly aggravated by the resolutions passed by the English Parliament last spring, that there has been open rebellion, and the Ministry have been driven to propose furthermeasures of coercion against that colony, resisted by some fifteen Radicals in the Ho. of Commons, amongst whom I was one. But Peel compelled them to drink some bitter cups of humiliation during the passing of their bill for suspending the Canadian Constitution.... "The degeneracy of the Liberal party and their passive acquiescence in everything, good or bad, which emanates from the present Ministry, puts the...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236643798
  • 9781236643797