are the greatest, the wisest, the best, the happiest people in the world, and keep on repeating that, I don't doubt but what I might be Prime Minister.
I have seen Prime Minister's made in my experience precisely by that process.
The same great apostle of homely sense, on another occasion bluntly remarked in a similar spirit to the House of Commons—We generally sympathise with everybody's rebels but our own.
In both these respects I submit we Americans are true descendants from the Anglo-Saxon stock; and nowhere is this more unpleasantly apparent than in any discussion which may arise of the motives which actuated those of our countrymen who did not at the time see the issues involved in our Civil War as we saw them.
Like those whom Cobden addressed, we like to glorify our ancestors and ourselves, and we do not particularly care to give ear to what we are pleased to term unpatriotic, and, at times, even treasonable talk.
In other words, and in plain, unpalatable English, our min