If Parliament don’t take their abominable courses under consideration, this country’s ruined, and the character of the peasantry gone for ever!’
But of course they will get you into parliament at the election before Christmas, and these sudden shiftings and changes are no bad preparation for political life.
There were assembled, in that lower house of the domestic parliament, the women-servants, Mr. Brittles, Mr. Giles, the tinker (who had received a special invitation to regale himself for the remainder of the day, in consideration of his services), and the constable.
…being in some sort tempted by time, place, and opportunity, to give utterance to certain soft nothings, which however well they may become the lips of the light and thoughtless, do seem immeasurably beneath the dignity of judges of the land, members of parliament, ministers of state, lord mayors, and other great public functionaries, but more particularly beneath the stateliness and gravity of a beadle: who (as is well known) should be the sternest and most inflexible among them all.
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Throughout Europe, parliaments are debating how much power to give to the European Union.
The Sheik of Kuwait was admired for voluntarily creating a parliament to share power with him.