tongue are theirs whether they would or no. There are men who
say that Britain in her age will claim the glory of having planted
greater Englands across the seas. They fail to perceive that she has
done more than found plantations of her own—that she has
imposed her institutions upon the offshoots of Germany, of
Ireland, of Scandinavia, and of Spain. Through America, England
is speaking to the world.
Sketches of Saxondom may be of interest even upon humbler
grounds: the development of the England of Elizabeth is to be
found, not in the Britain of Victoria, but in half the habitable globe.
If two small islands are by courtesy styled “Great,” America,
Australia, India, must form a Greater Britain.
C. W. D.
76 Sloane Street, S. W. 1st November, 1868.
CONTENTS OF THE FIRST VOLUME.
II. THE NEGRO
III. THE SOUTH
IV. THE EMPIRE STATE
VII. UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
VIII. THE PACIFIC RAILROAD
X. LETTER FROM DENVER
XI. RED INDIA
XIII. ROCKY MOUNTAINS