assured by the Spectator
(July 1), which is on the whole the most reasonable of the great London
weeklies, that “it was no small honor [for the Queen
] to receive thus the homage of New England
, and to feel that she was greeted not merely as the Queen
, but of the English
It is worth while to know at last what was the equivalent supposed to be given for all these receptions at Windsor Castle
, these reviews at Aldershot
were supposed to bring “homage” from a once rebellious colony, now grown to a nation.
It is a good thing to understand this.
Hereafter, when the Worshipful Society
of London Fish-mongers or the Fabian Society
visits this country and is “received” by the Mayor
of New York, we shall know that he is receiving in turn the homage of England
, and is greeted not merely as the head of Tammany Hall, but of the English-speaking race.
Leaving these various dignitaries and delegations to settle their own affairs, one may be permitted to point out that there has been of late, especially among those disapproving the President
's Venezuela policy, a touch of this kind of homage.
Never have there been so many compliments to the position and policy of England
, so many implied pledges to rally