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[360] to promote this reflux of the tide. An emigrant, as such, receives no help in getting back; yet thousands and tens of thousands are now fighting their way home to Liverpool and Cork. Ten years ago you never met a Munster peasant or an Essex labourer who had been in America. America was a paradise from which no Munster peasant, no Essex labourer, ever dreamt of coming back. To-day there is another tale to tell. In every hamlet round Cork you find peasants who have tried Chicago and St. Louis. In the neighbourhood of Ongar and Brentwood you hear labourers talk of the Kansas crickets. They have trod the land of promise, and have slipt away to their ancient homes.

Germany appears to offer no richer crop of future settlers than the British Isles. Indeed, she offers less; for Prince von Bismarck is directing his attention to the cause of this Teutonic movement-so important to the Fatherland-and seeking to remove that cause.

Like England, Germany made her supreme effort of emigration in one decade, after which her movements seemed to dwindle of themselves. In the first ten years of the same period (1820-60), Germany, including

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