A Century of Empire, 1801-1900, Vol. 1 of 3: 1801-1832 (Classic Reprint)

April 24, 2018|
A Century of Empire, 1801-1900, Vol. 1 of 3: 1801-1832 (Classic Reprint) by Herbert Maxwell
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Excerpt from A Century of Empire, 1801-1900, Vol. 1 of 3: 1801-1832

Mankind, toiling up the vast slopes of Time, with little prospect of agreeing as to their Whence and Whither, make effort, at least, to establish some notion as to their Where abouts. We of Europe, not content with the natural notation by years and seasons, months and days, still less so with the accidental one by dynasties and reigns, have devised for our need the arbitrary fashion of bundling time into centuries. So deeply has this method of mapping history settled itself in civilised habit of thought, that we have come to regard centuries past and future as actual cosmic entities, instead of a convenient trick of numeration. The impression of reality has been confirmed to citizens of the British Empire by the near coincidence of certain events, profoundly affecting its constitution, with the Opening of each of the last few hundred-year cycles. Thus in 1603 the union of the crowns of England and Scotland brought to a close that weary, wasteful warfare between two nations which were never meant to be but one. Who can measure the mutual benefit they have derived from the legislative union which followed in 1707, restoring to the weaker realm resources so cruelly drained in the struggle for independence, and bringing to the stronger one the sup port of a frugal, industrious, and warlike people? A third momentous stage was reached in the first year of the nineteenth century, when the legislative union of Great Britain and Ireland rounded off the evolution of the United Kingdom, a far-reaching act of state, concerning which - its manner of doing and its result when done - unanimity of Opinion still tarries.

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Title:A Century of Empire, 1801-1900, Vol. 1 of 3: 1801-1832 (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:420 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.86 inShipping dimensions:420 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.86 inPublished:24 avril 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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