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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1034
AUTHOR: Thomas Carlyle (1795–1881)
QUOTATION: That a Parliament, especially a Parliament with Newspaper Reporters firmly established in it, is an entity which by its very nature cannot do work, but can do talk only.
ATTRIBUTION: THOMAS CARLYLE, Latter-Day Pamphlets, no. 6, pp. 14–15 (1850).
SUBJECTS: Legislature