Considerations on Representative Government

John Stuart Mill

Chapter XIV
Footnote #02

Not always, however, the most recondite; for a late denouncer of competitive examination in the House of Commons had the naïveté to produce a set of almost elementary questions in algebra, history, and geography, as a proof of the exorbitant amount of high scientific attainment which the Commissioners were so wild as to exact.

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