Friday, November 16, 2012


The Idiots of the Earth

Sydney Smith (1771-1845), letter to Mrs. ——— (September 7, 1835):
Who, but the idiots of the earth, would fling a country like this into confusion, because a Bill (in its mutilated state a great improvement) is not carried as far, and does not embrace as much, as the best men could wish?

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