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and puts on his broad-brimmed hat, a hum of applause runs round, and teams and barrows are freely promised. Sometimes the canal, the bridge, the city, may prove a failure—but this is not concealed; the prophet's human tongue may blunder even when he is communicating holy things. “After all," Brigham said to me one day, "the highest inspiration is good sense-the knowing what to do, and how to do it."
Brigham's head is that of a man who nowhere could be second.—Greater Britain, Part I., Chap. 14.
SIMILARITY AMONG CHINAMEN.
It is said to be a peculiarity of the Chinese that they all look alike : no European, without he has dealings with them, can distinguish one Celestial from another. The same, however, may be said of the Sikhs, the Australian natives, of most colored races, in short. The points of difference which distinguish the yellow men, the red men, the black men with straight hair, the negroes from any other race whatever, are so much more prominent than the minor distinctions between individuals, that individual characteristics are sunk and lost in the national distinctions. To the Chinese in turn all Europeans are alike; but beneath these obvious facts there lies a solid grain of truth. Men of similar habits of mind and body are alike among ourselves in Europe.
Irish laborers—men who for the most part work hard, feed little, and leave their minds entirely unploughed -are all alike. Chinamen, who all work hard, and work alike, who live alike, and who go farther, and all think alike, are, by a mere law of nature, indistinguishable one from the other.-Greater Britain, Part I., Chap. 23.
THE MONROE DOCTRINE,
In all history nothing can be found more dignified than the action of America upon the Monroe Doctrine. Since the principle was first laid down in words, in 1823, the national behavior has been courteous, consistent, firm ; and the language used now that America is all powerful, is the same that her statesmen made use of during the rebellion, in the hour of her most instant peril. It will be hard for political philosophers of the future to assert that a democratic republic can have no foreign policy. . . Where the conqueror marries into the conquered race, it ends by being absorbed ; and the mixed breed gradually becomes pure again in the type of the more numerous race. It would seem that the North American Continent will soon be divided between the Saxon and the Aztec republics. . . The French mission in Mexico was the making of that great country a further field for the Latin immigration ; and when the Californians marched to Juarez's help, it was to save Mexico to North America.-Greater Britain, Part I., Chap. 25.
SQUATTER ARISTOCRACY IN AUSTRALIA.
The word “Squatter” has undergone a remarkable change of meaning since the time when it denoted those who stole government land, and built their dwellings upon it.
As late as 1837 Squatters were defined by the Chief Justice of New South Wales as people occupying lands without legal title, and who were subject to a fine on discovery. They were described as living by bartering rum with convicts for stolen goods; and as being themselves invariably convicts or “expirees.” Escaping suddenly from these low associations, the word came to be applied to graziers who drove their flocks into the unsettled interior ; and thence to those of them who received leases from the Crown of pastoral lands.
The squatter is the nabob of Melbourne and Sydney --the inexhaustible mine of wealth. He patronizes balls, promenade concerts, flower-shows ; he is the mainstay of the great clubs, the joy of shopkeepers, the good angel of the hotels ; without him the opera could no be kept up, and the jockey-clubs would die a natural death.
Neither squatters nor townsfolk will admit that this view of the former's position is exactly correct. The squatters, the townsfolk sometimes say, may well set up to be a great landed aristocracy, for they have every fault of a dominant caste except its gencivus vices. They are accused of piling up vast hordes of wealth, while living a most penurious life, and contributing less than would so many mechanics to the revenue of the country, in order that they may return in later life to England, there to spend what they have wrung from the soil of Victoria or New South Wales. The occupation of the whole of the crown lands by squatters has prevented the making of railways to be paid for in land on the American system. But the chief of all the evils connected with squatting is the tendency to the accumuiation in a few hands of all the land and all the pastoral wealth of the country-an extreme danger in the face of democratic institutions, such as those of Victoria and New South Wales. --Greater Britain, Part III., Cap. 4.
EXTENT OF THE GREATER BRITAIN.
The countries ruled by a race whose very scum and outcasts have founded empires in every portion of the globe even now consist of over 9,500,000 square miles and contain a population of 300,000,000 of people. Their surface is five times as great as that of the empire of Darius, and four and a half times as large as the Roman empire at its greatest extent. It is no exaggeration to say that in power the English countries would be more than a match for the remaining nations of the world. . . No possible series of events can prevent the English race itself, a century hence, from numbering 300,000,000 of human beings of one national character and one tongue.
The ultimate future of any one section of our race is of little moment by the side of its triumph as a whole ; but the power of English laws and English principles of government is not merely an English question. Its continuance is essential to the freedom of mankind.Greater Britain, Part IV., Chap. 23.
DIMITRY, CHARLES PATTON, an American journalist, novelist, and poet, son of the Hon. Alexander Dimitry of New Orleans, was born at Washington, D. C., July 31, 1837. He was educated at Georgetown College, from which he received the degree of M.A. in 1867. During the Civil War he was a private in the Louisiana Guard, Confederate Army. He was afterward connected with many prominent papers in the larger cities of the United States--Richmond, Washington, Baltimore, New York, New Orleans. His writ. ings, both prose and poetry, have appeared under various names, “ Braddock Field” and “ Tobias Guarnerius, Jr.," being his most familiar pseudonyms. Of his novels, the best known is The House in Balfour Street (1868). He also wrote Guilty or Not Guilty (1864); Angela's Christmas (1865); and The Alderly Tragedy (1866). “ His works,” says J. Wood Davidson, writing more particularly of Mr. Dimitry's novels, “are all distinctly able, and all clearly above the popular novels of the day; there is nothing commonplace, or flimsy, or feeble, about any of them." Among his poems is the following :
And wheel me my chair where the sun