Six Months In The Federal States (volume 1)

Paperback | January 7, 2012

byEdward Dicey

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1863. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... AMERICAN SOCIETY. I May say without vanity, that during my sojourn in the States I had considerable advantages in entering society. I was amply provided with letters of introduction : I came at a time when foreign travellers were rare ; and also, from an impression that my sympathies were more Northern than those of the bulk of my fellowcountrymen, I was received with, perhaps, undeserved kindness. Still, my great passport to society consisted in the fact that I was an Englishman. That this should have been so, is a fact which throws a good deal of light on American Society. An American once said to me: "I always envy you to " whom England is a home; but, then, I think you ought " to envy us for our feelings when we visit England. " To you, after all, it is only a country, more or less in" teresting, where you make and spend your money: " to us it is a sort of enchanted land, where everything " that is old to you is new to us. You look upon Eng" land as a husband looks on his wife; we see her as a " lover sees his mistress." The words were spoken half-jestingly, but there was still a good deal of truth in them. The average of educated Americans know as much about English literature, and more, perhaps, about English history, than the average of educated Englishmen. Their language, their history, their literature are those of England. There are few who cannot remember relatives that have come from the Old Country--who do not know of some town or village in the United Kingdom in which they have something of a personal interest. A visit to Europe and, above all, to England, is the great dream of all Americans who have not crossed the Atlantic--the holiday-time, as it were, of life to those who have performed the journey. I always found there was no subject ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1863. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... AMERICAN SOCIETY. I May say without vanity, that during my sojourn in the States I had considerable advantages in entering s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217877451

ISBN - 13:9780217877459

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