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"The book, indeed, has in it that which would not be grasped by a body of wise men to whom the Daily Chronicle would almost give the power to suppress. They, like the 'London Chronicle, would (if it would), even before they had come to find out the work's meaning, be ready to suppress it. For, being selected because of the expert knowledge of letters possessed by them, they would have, along with this knowledge, the sort of wisdom and prudence, and caution—lest they should lose something—to which a work of this character, because of the fact that it is seen to be different from their own, is ever an offense.

The immovable power and strength, which British reviewers, without being able themselves to explain why, have recognized, to be in the work, rests not in the figures or letters, among which writers on the Chronicle have so diligently sought, but the might of it is spirit. And the work is one that is never to be suppressed. For in it is something that, though tribunals, too were established to put into operation despotism in connection with literature, is stronger than imperial conduct; stronger than are they,—and it is the end of the methods by which countries large have come, at times, to take their land, and their right to self rule, away from peoples little."

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