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The English Constitution - Page 56
by Walter Bagehot - 1867 - 348 pages
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ENGLISH CONSTITUTION

WALTER BAGEHOT - 1873
...highest classes must, as such, have more political ability than the lower classes. A life of labor, and incomplete education, a monotonous occupation, a career...greater than that of founding a deferential nation. Respect is traditional; it is given not to what is proved to be good, but to what is- known to be old....
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The English Constitution: And Other Political Essays

Walter Bagehot - Constitutional history - 1877 - 474 pages
...most impressive part — the part that they know — culminates. The mass of the English people arc politically contented as well as politically deferential....the respectful country ; you can only use the worst wheje every man thinks he is as good as every other. It is evident that no difficulty can be greater...
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The English Constitution, and Other Political Essays

Walter Bagehot - Constitutional law - 1889 - 468 pages
...; and the highest classes must, as such, have more political ability than the lower classes. A lite of labour, an incomplete education, a monotonous occupation,...greater than that of founding a deferential nation. Respect is traditional ; it is given not to what is proved to be good, but to what is known to be old....
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The Works of Walter Bagehot ..., Volume 4

Walter Bagehot - English literature - 1891
...highest classes must, as such, have more political ability than the lower classes. A life of labor, an incomplete education, a monotonous occupation,...greater than that of founding a deferential nation. Respect is traditional : it is given not to what is proved to be good, but to what is known to be old....
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The English Constitution, and Other Political Essays

Walter Bagehot - Constitutional history - 1893 - 468 pages
...existence; who cannot lead the life that becomes a man. But the most miserable of these classen *io not impute their misery to politics. If a political...greater than that of founding a deferential nation. Respect is traditional; it is given not to what is proved to be good, but to what is known to be old....
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The Federalist: A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States

Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, James Madison - United States - 1901 - 225 pages
...highest classes must, as such, have more political ability than the lower classes. A life of labor, an incomplete education, a monotonous occupation,...greater than that of founding a deferential nation. Respect is traditional; it is given not to what is proved to be good, but to what is known to be old....
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Universal Classics Library, Volume 12

Oliver Herbrand Gordon Leigh - Literature - 1901
...have more political ability than the lower classes. \ 208 THE ENGLISH CONSTITUTION A life of labor, an incomplete education, a monotonous occupation,...greater than that of founding a deferential nation. Respect is traditional; it is given not to what is proved to be good, but to what is known to be old....
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The Works and Life of Walter Bagehot, Volume 5

Walter Bagehot, Richard Holt Hutton - English literature - 1915
...rules that society, in whom all its most impressive part — the part that they know — culminates. The mass of the English people are politically contented...greater than that of founding a deferential nation. Respect is traditional ; it is given not to what is proved to be good, but to what is known to be old....
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The Nineteenth-Century Constitution 1815-1914: Documents and Commentary

H. J. Hanham - History - 1969 - 512 pages
...experience, an existence by which the judgement is incessandy exercised, and by which it may be incessandy improved. A country of respectful poor, though far...where every man thinks he is as good as every Other. Bagehot, English Constitution, pp. 236-9 18 8. Freeman traces the constitution to Anglo-Saxon origins,...
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Victorian People: A Reassessment of Persons and Themes, 1851-67

Asa Briggs - History - 1975 - 312 pages
...in it; and the highest classes must, as such, have more political ability than the lower classes.... A country of respectful poor, though far less happy...to be respectful, is nevertheless far more fitted to the best government. You can use the best classes of the respectful country; you can only use the...
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