of thought suggests the presence of an underlying law.
Are shades of colour, grades of power?
In every part of Europe
people in the upper ranks are fairer than people in the lower ranks.
, countries mostly occupied by a swarthy race, the leading families are fair.
One rule holds good on the Danube
and on the Dneiper.
Nearly all the Muscovite princes and princesses are blonde.
is the home of raven hair, yet this artistic city has an upper class with blue eyes and golden locks.
, in Bavaria
, in Switzerland
, the better blood is almost always wedded to the lighter skin.
All through the South
, where the masses are dark, the kings and emperors are pale.
The kings of Spain
, and Greece
The emperors of Austria
The royal families of England
, and Sweden
are exceptionally fair.
The conquerors of Sadowa
are very fair.
The. Sultan is fairer than the ordinary Turk
, and the Khedive of Egypt
, are comparatively fair.