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Walter Bagehot
(1826-1877) born on
Feb 03
English economist, editor, critic, analyst. He founded and edited "The Economist" 1860-77; wrote "English Constitution," 1867.
A schoolmaster should have an atmosphere of awe, and walk wonderingly, as if he was amazed at being himself.

But of all nations in the world the English are perhaps the least a nation of pure philosophers.
In early times every sort of advantage tends to become a military advantage; such is the best way, then, to keep it alive. But the Jewish advantage never did so; beginning in religion, contrary to a thousand analogies, it remained religious.
An element of exaggeration clings to the popular judgment: great vices are made greater, great virtues greater also; interesting incidents are made more interesting, softer legends more soft.
An ambassador is not simply an agent; he is also a spectacle.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Hartley Coleridge" (1852; repr. in Literary Studies, vol. 1, 1878).
R: The English Constitution," 'The Monarchy'
A: Physics and Politics, ch. 2, sct. 2 (1872).
N: "The Waverley Novels" (1858; repr. in Literary Studies, vol. 2, 1878).
K: The English Constitution, ch. 4 (1867).

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