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The vision splendid the dream of some glorious imagined time; the phrase is originally a quotation from Wordsworth from ‘Ode. Intimations of Immortality’ (1807).

the vision thing a political view encompassing the longer term as distinct from short-term campaign objectives. The expression comes from the response of the American Republican statesman George Bush (1924– ) to the suggestion that he turn his attention from short-term campaign objectives and look to the longer term.

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