The Living Age Volume 104

The Living Age Volume 104

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...to be directed on the shores of the Republic, those who leave us, leave us for the most part resenting the' indifference with which their loss is regarded. They part from us as from a hard stepmother. They are exiles from a country which was the home of their birth; which they had no desire to leave, but which drives them from her at the alternative of starvation. England at the same time possesses dependencies of her own, not less extensive than the United States, not less rich in natural resources, not less able to provide for those expatriated swarms, where they would remain attached to her Crown, where their well-being would be our well-being, their brains and arms our brains and arms, every acre which they could reclaim from the wilderness, so much added to English soil, and themselves and their families fresh additions to our national stabilit '. And yet we are told by polit1cians--by some directly in words, by almost all in the apathy with which they stand by and look on--that the direction of our emigration is of not the slightest consequence to us, that there is no single point in which an emi ant who settles on the Murray or the St. awrence, is of more value to us than one who prefers the Mississippi. In either case, if he does well for himself, he becomes a purchaser of English goods, and in this capacity alone is he of use to us. Our in terest in him, so far as we acknowledge an interest, isthat he should go wherever he can better himself most rapidly, and consume the largest quantity of English calico and hardware in his household. It is even argued that our colonies are a burden to us, and that the sooner they are cut adrift from us the better. They are, or have been, demonstratively loyal. They are proud of their...show more

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  • Paperback | 658 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 34mm | 1,157g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236993284
  • 9781236993281