then Britannia's God of War," and he ruled the waves with a will.
He, and the Minister, and all their subordinates and understrappers, naval, military and judicial, firmly believed that no other nation upon the face of the earth had any rights of their own, and that all the privileges they enjoyed were so many grants from Great Britain, to be resumed at her own good pleasure.
Innumerable causes of quarrel necessarily sprung up with our neighbors across the Canadian line, as well as with John Bullon the ocean.
We looked upon them as they have always looked upon the French since the wars of Edward III., five centuries ago; that is to say, we regarded them as our natural enemies; and forty-five years of peace have not entirely eradicated that impression.
It is hardly wonderful, then, that the arrival of the Duke of Kent created no extraordinary sensation in Boston.
A few old Tory families, of pre-revolutionary times, were still in existence.--Doubtless these paid their duty to him,