Some words of consolation for those voters likely to be disappointed with the result of today’s British election – all of them, the way things are looking – from Wilkes’ great contemporary Dr Samuel Johnson:“How small of all that human hearts endure, That part which laws or kings can cause or cure! Still to ourselves in every place consigned, Our own felicity we make or find. With secret course, which no loud storms annoy, Glides the smooth current of domestic joy.”
Trans.: If you think that some politician is the answer to life’s problems, you must be one already.