Latter-day Pamphlets - Vol. 3

Latter-day Pamphlets - Vol. 3

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Latter-day Pamphlets - Vol. 3

Latter-day Pamphlets - Vol. 3

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From all corners of the wide British Dominion there rises one complaint against the ineffectuality of what are nicknamed our 'redtape' establishments, our Government Offices, Colonial Office, Foreign Office, and the others, in Downing Street and the neighborhood. To me individually these branches of human business are little known; but every British citizen and reflective passer-by has occasion to wonder much, and inquire earnestly, concerning them. To all men it is evident that the social interests of One hundred and fifty Millions of us depend on the mysterious industry there carried on; and likewise that the dissatisfaction with it is great, universal, and continually increasing in intensity, -- in fact, mounting, we might say, to the pitch of settled despair.

Every colony, every agent for a master colonial, has his tragic tale to tell you of his sad experiences in the Colonial Office; what blind obstructions, fatal indolences, pedantries, stupidities, on the right and on the left, he had to do battle with; what a world-wide jungle of redtape, inhabited by doleful creatures, deaf or nearly so to human reason or entreaty, he had entered on; and how he paused in amazement, almost . . .

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