The throne, and the prince consort Volume 1

Paperback | May 5, 2014

byWilliam Ewart Gladstone

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ... of Corn Law Repeal, nor of cheap postage, nor of relief of the press from taxes, nor of the further extension of the franchise, nor of the Abolition of Church Rates, nor of Irish disestablishment, nor of the Irish Land Act: not to mention that moderate Liberalism, except on the occasions when it recalcitrates, is as much eschewed by the Tories as the Liberalism dubbed immoderate. So that my proposition stands. Can Mr. Lowe fail to perceive how telling, how grave a fact this is, if it be a fact at all? It is surely one broad enough to sustain the superstructure I have laid upon it, which is simply this: that now, when we have enfranchised one full half of this class, which felt and judged on the greatest matters so much more soundly than we did, and that half the more questionable of the two, it will not be well to withhold the corresponding boon, demanded by equality, by growing intelligence, and by unquestioned docility, from the other moiety. Indeed, until this great basis of fact, on which we stand, can be shaken, it appears to me that we might be warranted in declining to adduce argument on details, and might simply ask our opponents to present their proof that the working population, who, to say the very least, have not opposed the good and great measures that have been so uniformly resisted by the majority of the higher class, ought hy rights to be shut out from the franchise which that higher class enjoys. 9. I have indicated that it is, on the whole, in the moral sphere that we are to look for the causes of a superiority, which is within its own limits undeniable. Moral elements of character are as true, and often as powerful a factor, in framing judgments upon matters of human interest and action as intellectual forces. But...

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ... of Corn Law Repeal, nor of cheap postage, nor of relief of the press from taxes, nor of the further extension ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:May 5, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217220266

ISBN - 13:9780217220262

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