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The English Constitution (1867)
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As soon as we see that England is a disguised republic we must see too that the classes for whom the disguise is necessary must be tenderly dealt with.
By the structure of the world we often want, at the sudden occurrence of a grave tempest, to change the helmsman—to replace the pilot of the calm by the pilot of the storm.
The natural impulse of the English people is to resist authority.
Cabinet governments educate the nation; the presidential does not educate it, and may corrupt it.
The Crown is, according to the saying, the 'fountain of honour'; but the Treasury is the spring of business.
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