Conclusion, Part 6 to blupete's Essay
"A Country's Constitution"
And the last words we give to Walter Bagehot:
"It is often said that men are ruled by their imaginations; but it would be truer to say they are governed by the weakness of their imaginations. The nature of a constitution, the action of an assembly, the play of parties, the unseen formation of a guiding opinion, are complex facts, difficult to know, and easy to mistake."20
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