The essence and foundation of house of commons debating is formal conversation. the set speech, the harangue addressed to constituents, or to the wider public out of doors, has never succeeded much in our small wisely-built chamber. to do any good you have got to get down to grips with the subject and in human touch with the audience.
Happy is the house that shelters a friend! It might well be built, like a festal bower or arch, to entertain him a single day. Happier, if he know the solemnity of that relation, and honor its law! He offers himself a candidate for that covenant comes up, like an olympian, to the great games, where the first- born of the world are the competitors.