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EDITOR’S NOTE - John Stuart Mill, The Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, Volume XIX - Essays on Politics and Society Part 2 
The Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, Volume XIX - Essays on Politics and Society Part II, ed. John M. Robson, Introduction by Alexander Brady (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1977).
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3rd ed. London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green, 1865. Reprinted from the 2nd ed. (London: Parker, Son, and Bourn, 1861), and 1st ed. (London: Parker, Son, and Bourn, 1861). Identified in JSM’s bibliography as “ ‘Considerations on Representative Government’ an 8vo Volume, published in April 1861” (MacMinn, 93). There are no corrections or emendations in the Somerville College Library copies of the 1st, 2nd, and People’s Editions.
For a discussion of the composition of the work, see the Textual Introduction, lxxxv-lxxxvii above.
The text below, that of the 3rd edition (the last in JSM’s lifetime), has been collated with those of the 2nd, 1st, and People’s editions. In the footnoted variants, the 3rd edition is indicated by “65”, the 2nd by “612”, and the 1st by “611”. JSM quotes from his “Recent Writers on Reform” (see 499n) and Thoughts on Parliamentary Reform (see 491-5, 495n-496n, 496-7, and 498-9); the changes are indicated as variants, in which “591” indicates “Recent Writers on Reform,” and “592” indicates Thoughts on Parliamentary Reform, 2nd pamphlet ed. Substantive variants between the People’s Edition and the Library Edition of 1865 are given in Appendix E.