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Four Years in Parliament with Hard Labour

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Condition:used good slightly worn on edges and top-1980 edition- "It is not bodily exertion to a certainty, for of this we have not enough, nor much mental effort either, that makes the labours of Members of Parliament hard, but rather the sedentary life we lead and the long and late hours we keep. For the last two years, it is true, we have kept earlier hours in the House of Commons than we used to keep before our new rules were passed, when it was customary to sit until two and three o'clock in the morning. I well remember in the course of my maiden speech, which appropriately enough was on the Woman's Suffrage Bill, hazarding the opinion that at the late hour we had then reached to wit, 1.30 A.M. we were in too jaded a condition to give due consideration to a measure which involved a vast constitutional change. The expression of this, as it turned put, naive sentiment raised a general titter."

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Author(s):
C. W. Radcliffe Cooke
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Used: good
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Hardback

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Condition:used good slightly worn on edges and top-1980 edition- "It is not bodily exertion to a certainty, for of this we have not enough, nor much mental effort either, that makes the labours of Members of Parliament hard, but rather the sedentary life we lead and the long and late hours we keep. For the last two years, it is true, we have kept earlier hours in the House of Commons than we used to keep before our new rules were passed, when it was customary to sit until two and three o'clock in the morning. I well remember in the course of my maiden speech, which appropriately enough was on the Woman's Suffrage Bill, hazarding the opinion that at the late hour we had then reached to wit, 1.30 A.M. we were in too jaded a condition to give due consideration to a measure which involved a vast constitutional change. The expression of this, as it turned put, naive sentiment raised a general titter."

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C. W. Radcliffe Cooke
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Used: good
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Hardback

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