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" ... a small class which it would be much better for themselves if they were not enfranchised, because they have no independence whatsoever, and it would be much better for the constituency also that they should be excluded, and there is no class so much... "
The Annals of Our Time: Supplement ... from February 28, 1871 to - Page 144
by Joseph Irving - 1876
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Town, City, and Nation: England, 1850-1914

Philip J. Waller, P. J. Waller - History - 1983 - 339 pages
...reservations were required. During the Reform Bill debates of 1867 Bright observed: At this moment, in all or nearly all boroughs, as many of us know,...constituency, of almost hopeless poverty and dependence. The residuum were ruinous to themselves and society, the pawns of publicans and, therefore, of unthinking...
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Defining the Victorian Nation: Class, Race, Gender and the British Reform ...

Catherine Hall, Keith McClelland, Jane Rendall - History - 2000 - 303 pages
...better for themselves if they were not enfranchised, because they have no independence whatsoever, and it would be much better for the constituency also...is no class so much interested in having that small 12 Ibid., p. 273. 71 Cited in Breuillyet a\., Era of the Reform League, p. 27. class excluded as the...
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Civilising Subjects: Metropole and Colony in the English Imagination 1830-1867

Catherine Hall - History - 2002 - 556 pages
...better for themselves if they were not enfranchised, because they have no independence whatsoever, and it would be much better for the constituency also...which there is in almost every constituency, of almost helpless poverty and dependence.1'1 Excluding the 'residuum', as Keith McClelland argues, 'was to create...
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