Half a Century of English History: Pictorially Presented in a Series of Cartoons from the Collection of Mr. Punch

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G. P. Putnam's sons, 1884 - Caricatures and cartoons - 293 pages

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Page 144 - to prepare the mind of the country, and to educate— if it be not arrogant to use such a phrase— to educate our party. It is a large party, and requires its attention to be called to questions of this kind with some pressure. I had to prepare the mind of Parliament and the country on this question of Reform.
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