Bridgewater and its Election
Politics, Charlatanry, Natural History, Design, Creationism
Begins with an extract from the Pall Mall Gazette describing corruption at a recent election in Bridgewater, Somerset. Following the 'revelations brought about by the Bridgewater Commission', the writer insists that 'there can be no doubt that, for illustrations of design in the natural history of Electioneering, as in that of Creation, we cannot go to a better source than the "Bridgewater Treatises" between bribers and bribees in that now indignant and immaculate borough'.
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