Doctor," said old Mr. Powderell, a retired iron-monger of some standing—his interjection being something between a laugh and a Parliamentary disapproval; "we must let you have your say.
Brooke is not a bad fellow, but he has done some good things on his estate that he never would have done but for this Parliamentary bite.
But Hawley tells me that if they send up a Whig at all it is sure to be Bagster, one of those candidates who come from heaven knows where, but dead against Ministers, and an experienced Parliamentary man.
—coming back, it was to be hoped, quite cured of Parliamentary fever and pioneering.
Mr. Farebrother’s prophecy of a fourth candidate "in the bag" had not yet been fulfilled, neither the Parliamentary Candidate Society nor any other power on the watch to secure a reforming majority seeing a worthy nodus for interference while there was a second reforming candidate like Mr. Brooke, who might be returned at his own expense; and the fight lay entirely between Pinkerton the old Tory member, Bagster the new Whig member returned at the last election, and Brooke the future…
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The country is abandoning parliamentarianism in a rush to authoritarianism.
a Westminster-style parliamentary system borrowed from Great Britain