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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 severe though not unfriendly critic of our institutions said that "the cure for admiring the House of Lords was to go and look at it."

He believes, with all his heart and soul and strength, that there is such a thing as truth; he has the soul of a martyr with the intellect of an advocate.
It has been said that England invented the phrase, 'Her Majesty's Opposition'.
History is strewn with the wrecks of nations which have gained a little progressiveness at the cost of a great deal of hard manliness, and have thus prepared themselves for destruction as soon as the movements of the world gave a chance for it.
Conquest is the missionary of valour, and the hard impact of military virtues beats meanness out of the world.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: The English Constitution, ch. 4 (1867).
R: Referring to Gladstone. Historical Essays," 'Mr. Gladstone'
A: See" HOBHOUSE. The English Constitution," 'The Monarchy'
N: Physics and Politics, ch. 2, sct. 2 (1872).
K: Physics and Politics, ch. 2, sct. 3 (1872).

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