During all these years the 'chartists' had been vainly struggling to force Parliament to proceed with reform of their grievances.
If so, the chartists have more of my sympathy than I was aware of.
In fact, stripped of its false ornament, all its practical part is simply the revolutionism of the chartists.
The chartists were tried for causing riots, and many were put in prison.
Very early in the morning the chartists gathered, in large bodies, at each separate rendezvous.
At that meeting of 10,000 working men the chartists were driven off the ground.
“Political power our means, social happiness our end,” is now the clearly formulated war-cry of the chartists.
At the outset, he took the ground now occupied by the chartists.
The old idea of a “holy month,” a general strike, broached in 1839 by the chartists, was revived.
As to the chartists, it is only a pity in my mind that you have not more of them.
1839 in English political history, in reference to the reform party active 1836-48, from "The People's Charter," which contained their principles. Related: Chartist (1838).