Political and Literary Essays, 1908-1913

Political and Literary Essays, 1908-1913

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The "courtly Claudian," as Mr. Hodgkin, in his admirable and instructive work, calls the poet of the Roman decadence, concluded some lines which have often been quoted as applicable to the British Empire, with the dogmatic assertion that no limit could be assigned to the duration of Roman sway. Nec terminus unquam Romanae ditionis erit. At the time this hazardous prophecy was made, the huge overgrown Roman Empire was tottering to its fall. Does a similar fate await the British Empire? Are we so far self-deceived, and are we so incapable of peering into the future as to be unable to see that many of the steps which now appear calculated to enhance and to stereotype Anglo-Saxon domination, are but the precursors of a period of national decay and senility?show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 200g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514379767
  • 9781514379769