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[101] Charles Dilke as “an active and intelligent mixed race of Spanish, Indian, and negro blood,” with “an infusion of Italian, French, and Irish blood.” “We must look forward to an eventual protectorate,” he adds, “which, great as is the weight of the United States in the world, will bring to it an increase.” 1

These words, from the highest recognized English authority on such matters, may well make us pause and reflect whether we really desire to see these Hispano-American states exist as republics, and work out their own salvation; or whether we wish for them the probable fate of the Boer republic, as European colonies. Dr. Jameson, taking his way back to England nominally a prisoner, was immediately sung as a hero by the new poet-laureate, and came very near to being a petted lion in London society. It is a matter seriously to be considered by us whether it is best or not best that every Hispano--American state in America should have its Jameson. This at least may be said: The test of one's real love of liberty and of republican government is that one should not believe them to be the destiny of a single race or language only, but of all nations.

1 Dilke's Problems of Greater Britain, I890, p. 98.

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