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THE

PEOPLE'S BOOK ;

COMPRISING

THEIR CHARTERED RIGHTS

AND

PRACTICAL WRONGS.

· England cever can be ruined but by a Parliament.”

Lord Burleigh

LONDON:

W. STRANGE, 21, PATERNOSTER ROW.

M.DCCC.XXXI.

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LONDON: Johnston, Printer, Liverpool Street, Bishopsgate.

PREFACE.

The editor of the People's Book commits the result of his labours to the public, with some degree of confidence that it will be found to merit their approbation. Neither labour nor expense have been spared to render the Analysis of the late House of Commons accurate and complete, and it is apprehended that it comprises a nass of information relative to the members, and the places for which they sat, not to be met with in any other work. The “Peep at the Peers” is a reprint, with some few corrections and additions, of the original work bearing that title; and the egitór does not take upon himself to vouch for its accuracy, in every instánce. He believes it to be sufficiertly accurate upon the whole, however, to furnish a fəir specimen of the manner in which the national resources have been hitherto employed, for the purpose of creating and securing support for corrupt and profligate governments. The various other matters comprised in the work were deemed necessary to complete a full development of the representative system of England, both in theory and in practice.

It was originally intended to have given, in addition to the topics now embraced in the following pages, an

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