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“The great inheritance of man is a commonwealth of blunders. One race spend their lives in botching the errors transmitted to them by another. The main cause of all political-i. e. all the worst and most general blunders-is this. The same rule we apply to individual cases we will not apply to the public. All men consent that swindling for a horse is swindling: they punish the culprit and condemn the fault. But in a state there is no such unanimity. Swindling! Lord help you, it is called by some fine name, and grows grandiloquent, and styles itself policy.' In consequence of this, there is always a battle between those who will call things by their right names, and those who pertinaciously give them the wrong ones.”—Sir E. B. LYTTON.