in six months. But this military man, at that time, had not suppressed the Boers.
Such utterances are, of course, merely the voice of English petulance that our house, when divided against itself, did not fall.
United, we were a disagreeable competitor for England.
Moreover, the Union's triumph might affect England's getting Southern cotton, it was feared; and in Lord Russell's evasions over the Declaration of Paris, and in the sailing of the Alabama, and in the welcome which London gave Benjamin (of Davis's cabinet) when he came there to live after the war, England's hostile undertone to the Union speaks out plainly.
We had friends there: the Prince Consort, and through him the Queen; John Bright and the Manchester men. But the rank and file of the aristocracy were full of virtuous rage at our presuming to be a great nation.
No more than Grant does Jefferson Davis seem to have looked for a grave struggle.
He and the few leaders, who took the South into Secession, managed to ma
may always trust Mr. Ropes' information, but not always his judgment.
History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850.
By James Ford Rhodes.
(New York, 1895-99: Harper Brothers.) Unfinished.
This work is steadily taking the features of a classic.
No writer of any period of our history combines so many gifts,--interest, weight, thoroughness, serenity.
the history of the last Quarter-Century in the United States (1870-95). Volume I. By Elisha Benjamin Andrews.
(New York, 1896: Charles Scribner's Sons.) Entertaining, undigested, readable.
A good cartoon of the period.
XIII. * Campaigning with Grant.
By General Horace Porter, Ll.D. (New York, 1897: The Century Company.) An engaging and charming book.
Grant's personality is nowhere better drawn.
A Bird's-eye view of our Civil War. By Theodore Ayrault Dodge.
（Boston and New York, 1897: Houghton, Mifflin & Co.) As a book of quick reference, a table of contents, so to spea