vision of the perfectibility of man. Man was free at last--freer thanhis would-be liberators had ever dreamed of making him--and he used hisfreedom like a beast. For the multitude had risen--that multitude whichno man could number, which even the demagogues who ranted in its namehad never seriously reckoned with--that dim, grovellingindistinguishable mass on which the whole social structure rested. Itwas as though the very soil moved, rising in mountains or yawning inchasms about the feet of those who had so long securely battened on it.
“Mr. Carington—he went away a bit back. I didn’t see him, sir. I was getting cedar bark for smudges.”
"The truth of course is that all the three have one and the same speciality: that of running England. That country is lawyer-ridden, as Egypt was priest-ridden, or Babylonia scribe-ridden. The English being too proud to be stingy or petty in money matters, do not mind their rulers, the solicitors-barristers-judges, because these deprive them eventually only of what the English do not hold in great esteem, small sums of money. In France, where people cling fanatically to a penny, the barristers have not been allowed to become judges.[Pg 28] In France specialisation in law has triumphed, where in England it has failed.详情 ➢
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