A great revolution has happened — a revolution made, not by chopping and changing of power in any of the existing states, but by the appearance of a new state, of a new species, in a new part of the globe. It has made as great a change in all the relations, and balances, and gravitations of power, as the appearance of a new planet would in the system of the solar world.As for my esteeming it a hard destiny which should force me to visit the United States, I will borrow Goethe's words, and say, that “not the spirit is bound, but the foot” ; with the best will in the world, I have never yet been able to
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