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y them. The field, then, was left open to chroniclers and antiquaries, who made out such a story as they pleased; and it pleased them to say that the accession of England to the conqueror was an "acquisition," not a "conquest." "Acquisitio, non-conquisitio," so it is called by Blackstone, who wrote very little more than a century ago. To us it seems to have been the most thorough of all possible conquests. The Normans were masters. The English were slaves, that was all. Yet, ever since Edmund Burke first uttered his nonsense in the House of Commons about the Anglo-Saxon race, every fool whose mother tongue is English considers it a high honor to be a descendant of these serfs to the Normans; for they were no better. The English have certainly been a great people; but alas! for their Anglo-Saxon progenitors! If such a feeble struggle as that of the Saxons is worthy of such commendation as this, in what terms does the defence of our liberties, in which we are now engaged, deser