Statistics for occurrence #1 of “France” in chapter 1 of Matthew Arnold, Civilization in the United States: First and Last Impressions of America.:
...s, and so many actual enemies.
It is like the indignant astonishment of George Sand during the German war, to see Europe looking on with indifference to the danger of such a civilization as that of France .
But admiration and favour are uncompellable; we admire and favour only an object which delights us, helps us, elevates us, and does us good.
The thing is to make us feel that the object does th...
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