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Ernest Jones had pilloried the Victorian middle-class Liberal whilst Chartism used to be nonetheless a residing strength: “Against the slave exchange he had voted, ‘Rights of Man’, resounding nonetheless; Now, basely turning, brazen-throated. Yelled opposed to the 10 Hours invoice. ”2 and while Samuel Fielden denounced the “cotton moral sense” in 1849, he was once commenting on a subject matter which have been frequent to Lancashire and Yorkshire working-men for two decades: “These masters approximately Stalybridge, he heard, have been mostly dissenters, and lots of of them unitarians, his [Mr. Fielden’s] personal set-[Laughter]—and he believed he was once between a really undesirable lot; for precise it was once, that unitarians and quakers have been the worst politicians in lifestyles. that they had agitated, defended, and handed extra measures tending to enslave and oppress the bad guy than any set of guys within the nation. Their cry of civil and non secular liberty the entire global over used to be now pretty much understood. It intended liberty for them to aid themselves, and placed down all who have been within the manner in their doing so. those have been the boys who made all of the hubbub approximately black slavery, yet who suggestion not anything of operating their very own humans to death…”1 What was once new within the years after 1851 was once the frequent energy exercised via the breed of Wilberforce and the Stalybridge masters in each box of public lifestyles; the permeation of the humanities, the sciences, of all highbrow existence via lots of their attitudes; the expanding complacency of a effective classification, surfeited with wealth and vainness; and the nice extension within the rentier type which drew its dividends yet took no direct half within the exploitation of labour. For Morris, it used to be continuously Dickens’ encouraged bankruptcy, “Podsnappery”, in Our Mutual good friend (1864-5) which defined (for his mingled satisfaction and fury) the attribute attitudes of this classification. Mr. Podsnap used to be “well to do, and stood very excessive in Mr. Podsnap’s opinion”: “Beginning with a very good inheritance, he had married an exceptional inheritance, and had thriven highly within the Marine coverage method, and was once fairly happy. He by no means can make out why every person used to be now not particularly happy, and he felt awake that he set an excellent social instance in being relatively good happy with such a lot issues, and, notably different issues, with himself. ” different international locations he thought of “a mistake”, and could brush off their customs and tradition with the devastating commentary, “Not English! ” Mr, Podsnap’s international used to be fullyyt well-regulated and decent: “The international acquired up at 8, shaved shut at 1 / 4 earlier, breakfasted at 9, went to town at teh, got here domestic at half-past 5, and dined at seven. Mr. Podsnap’s notions of the humanities of their integrity could have been acknowledged hence. Literature; huge print, respectfully descriptive of having up at 8, shaving shut at 1 / 4 previous, breakfasting at 9, going to town at ten, coming domestic at half-past 5, and eating at seven. portray and Sculpture; versions and pics representing Professors of having up at 8… track; a decent functionality (without variations)… sedately expressive of having up at eight…” yet Mr.