Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
William Ewart Gladstone (180998)
As the British Constitution is the most subtile organism which has proceeded from the womb and the long gestation of progressive history, so the American Constitution is, so far as I can see, the most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man.
WILLIAM E. GLADSTONE, Kin Beyond Sea, The North American Review, SeptemberOctober 1878, p. 185.