A History Of Parliamentary Elections And Electioneering; From The Stuarts To Queen Victoria

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byJoseph Grego

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1892. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... to the occupations of the candidates; the voters are declaring, "If the gin-merchant [Ladbrooke] gets in, gin will be cheaper." Other electors refer to Gascoyne and Calvert as " two very good beer-makers." On the opposite side of the river is shown Sampson Gideon, a prominent financier of his day, and afterwards knighted,--he is conducted by Satan, and his hat is filled with gold for purposes of bribery; he is eager to tamper with the balance of the boxes in the "great Up and Down machine; "--" If I was over I would turn the poise, though it cost me the profits of the last Lottery." Gideon was a strenuous supporter of those who voted for the Jews' Naturalization Bill, and, before the repeal of that measure, held hopes of getting into parliament. He is frequently alluded to in the electioneering squibs of the time. That he had substantial reasons for interesting himself in behalf of those in power appears from the "Eeport of the Committee appointed to investigate the Lottery of 1753," where it is stated that "Sampson Gideon became proprietor of more than six thousand tickets, which he sold at a premium." Preference allotments, being highly profitable, were useful as administrative patronage. The city election is further illustrated by an engraving called, "A Stir in the City; or, some Folks at Guildhall," which represents various groups of citizens and persons prominent at the time, assembled before the Guildhall, while the six candidates are borne along on a long frame with six seats, and supported on men's shoulders, the procession being headed by a bishop; the party is received in state by the sheriffs, who are assuring the prelate, "as my Lord Eabbi," that "the Guildhall is not the Synagogue," and "no sons of Levi have place here; "--in general, the ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1892. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... to the occupations of the candidates; the voters are declaring, "If the gin-merchant [Ladbrooke] gets in, gin will be cheape...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217153380

ISBN - 13:9780217153386

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