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Notes and Queries, Number 36, July 6, 1850

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1850
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,255 / 54 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.2
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 468
Added to site: 2004.11.13
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Genre: Periodical
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air; but the right hon. gentleman, proving the truth of the saying, "None so blind as he who will not see," never perceives them until just as a division is about to take place, when he invariably orders them to withdraw. When a member wishes to exclude strangers he addresses the Speaker, saying, "I think, Sir, I see a stranger or strangers in the house," whereupon the Speaker instantly directs strangers to withdraw. The Speaker issues his order in these words:--"Strangers must withdraw."

C. Ross.

Strangers in the House of Commons.--As a rider to the notice of CH. in "NOTES AND QUERIES," it may be well to quote for correction the following remarks in a clever article in the last _Edinburgh Review_, on Mr. Lewis' Authority in Matters of Opinion. The Reviewer says (p. 547.):--

"This practice (viz., of publishing the debates in the House of Commons) _which, &c., is not merely unprotected by law--it is positively illegal_. Even the presence of auditors is a violation of the

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