Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Great Britain” in chapter 1 of George Bancroft, History of the United States from the Discovery of the American Continent, Vol. 8:
...tinuing sovereignty of the king, before whom they presented themselves as beadsmen, the United Colonies, as a nation dealing with a nation, a people speaking to a people, addressed the inhabitants of Great Britain .
From English institutions they had derived the principles for which they had taken up arms, and their visions of future greatness were blended with their pride as men of English descent.
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