The Republican Volume 6

The Republican Volume 6

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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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...may see that they have no alternative but to retire among the ranks of Corruption's host, or to advance and join the Republicans. They are hypocrites and deluders to remain where they are. He (Mr. Canning) well said, that to reform the House of Commons without reforming the House of Lords would be nugatory. He knows well, and we all know well, that to reform the House of Commons would be a means of reforming the House of Lords: but he attacks the Moderate Reformer upon this ground: --"You. profess io admire the form of Government; the three 'Estates of King, Lords, and Commons; now if J van show yon that your desired Reform of the House of Commons will inevitably lead to a change or abolition of the other two Estates, I drive you from the position you have taken, and lave you no alternative but to avow a support in full of the present system, or to avow yourselves Hepublicans." Those who cant about Moderate Reform, about the British Constitution, or a desire to preserve the Monarchy and Ariitocracy in all their present assumed privileges, are tbemrst inconsistent of beings to talk about Reform: and Ao such: men Mr. Canning has well applied his lnh. Not man of them will venture to answer him upon the point he vimttfken; they cannot do it, without making greater tools and-bypocTiterof themselves than hitherto. I read Mr. Canning's, speech on this su bject with great pleasure, as Isaw in a moment thafcit would be productive of great good in forwarding the cause of Republicanism; I saw that he had disarmed the whole of his enemies excepting the avowed Republicans. There w now no alternative for the Moderate Reformer butf to advance to an avowal of Republican principles, or to prove himself corrupt by falling back to the support of Mr. Cunning...show more

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  • Paperback | 422 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 748g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123651713X
  • 9781236517135