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Excerpt from Fourteen Years in ParliamentThe following pages do not pretend to be a complete history of the fourteen eventful years with which they deal. (The time has not yet arrived for pronouncing final judgment on the causes which led to theMoreExcerpt from Fourteen Years in ParliamentThe following pages do not pretend to be a complete history of the fourteen eventful years with which they deal. (The time has not yet arrived for pronouncing final judgment on the causes which led to the extraordinary success which attended the Unionist Party during the earlier part of this period, and to its even more phenomenal ruin at the end.) Nor are they an autobiography or a diary. A diary in the strict sense I could never keep, nor would I presume to inflict on the reader an account of my own personal doings. I have aimed simply at narrating in order a series of events which happened around me, and of most of which I was an eyewitness, and at recording the impressions made on my mind at the time. It would be idle to deny that my outlook on to the political world is that of a Churchman, a Conservative, and a Tariff Reformer, and I have not attempted to disguise my opinions. At the same time I have tried to be fair to political opponents, and have always realised that in this country happily we may differ profoundly with a mans opinions, and yet respect and even admire him personally. In this spirit this book is offered to the public, and I hope it may prove to be not devoid of interest to students of modern politics.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.