[Offprint of article attacking 'the ubiquitous apostles of revolutionary and Socialistic doctrines'.] The Ethics of Politics. II. (Reprinted from "The Liberty Review.")

The Liberty Review; Watts & Co., London publishers [ United Kingdom General Election, 1892 ]
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London: Watts & Co., 17, Johnson's Court, Fleet St. Undated [ late nineteenth century ].
SKU: 18847

8pp., 12mo. Stitched pamphlet. Aged, and with central vertical fold. A call for 'political instructors who shall [...] impress the first principles of political morality on the minds of the newly-enfranchised masses'. With reference to the General Election of 1892, gives examples of 'methods of politically educating the enfranchised masses' employed in 'recent years' by 'the ubiquitous apostles of revolutionary and Socialistic doctrines', as for example: 'So the assembled villagers in a Gloucestershire parish were gratified by a local demagogue with the information that "the land was theirs, that they would soon become possessors of it, that they might then give some of it to the farmers, and that, if any of it was still left, they might let the present owners have it." | In another part of the same county the obscure phrase, "Home Rule," was explained to some rustic voters as meaning that every one of them was to have his house for his own home, and be lord and master of it! At a by-election at Wisbech labourers were told that "Unionists" meant people who would put paupers into the Union workhouse, instead of giving them outdoor relief!' No other copy traced, either on OCLC WorldCat or on COPAC.