In his address Mr. Gladstone only touched on the poor law and the Corn Law.
Shall we undertake without suspension to modify the existing Corn Law?
They are threatening the Roscian law, and even the Corn Law.
The concluding words of Peel's great Corn Law speech ran through his memory, and thrilled it.
He then goes on to join the temporary relief of Irish distress with the permanent arrangement of the Corn Law question.
But the corner-stone of Protection was the Corn Law, and this remained in force, modified, but in principle untouched.
The outer hall was completely filled, and the minority of Corn Law repealers were very noisy.
He asks, "is the Corn Law in all its provisions adapted to this unforeseen and very special case?"
The Government appear to be waiting for some excuse to give up the present Corn Law.
Here his "meteor pen," as the author of the Corn Law Rhymes aptly called it, passes like sunlight over the glowing page.