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7191. REFORM, Gradual.—

A forty
years' experience of popular assemblies has
taught me, that you must give them time for
every step you take. If too hard pushed, they
balk, and the machine retrogrades.—
To Joel Barlow. Washington ed. v, 217. Ford ed., ix, 169.
(W. 1807)