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black marks in a book opposite their names — and the curious punishment seems to have good effect, in many cases.
A great change has also been effected in the Provinces.
Forty years ago, they were years behind the Metropolis, Liverpool and Manchester were only country cousins to London, and the people of the country were very far behind Liverpool and Manchester; whereas now, a fashion coming out to-day in London will be out, to-morrow, in every village, almost, in Britain.
Of course, theManchester; whereas now, a fashion coming out to-day in London will be out, to-morrow, in every village, almost, in Britain.
Of course, the railway, the telegraph, and the Universal Providers are the causes of this universal transmission of metropolitan ideas and tastes.
This is desirable in a great measure, because it has a stimulating and quickening tendency on provincialism, and militates against stodginess.
If we could only be sure that no matter vitiating the moral fibre of the nation also ran along the arteries of the land from its heart, we should have cause for congratulation; but, if the extremities of the land absorb th
k into my own eyes, weigh with my own mind, and be myself again.
In Africa, where I am free of newspapers, the mind has scope in which to revolve, virtuously content.
Civilisation never looks more lovely than when surrounded by barbarism; and yet, strange to say, barbarism never looks so inviting to me as when I am surrounded by civilisation.
Returning to England
When returning to Britain from the Continent, I am not struck by the great superiority of that land over France, Italy, Belgium, and Germany; in some things it is decidedly inferior, as in the more substantial structure, and more pleasing appearance, of the homes abroad: they are bigger, loftier, cleaner, and handsomer, the public buildings more imposing.
France and Italy shine with whiteness, Britain appears in a half-cleaned — up state, after being drenched with soot; its sky seems more threatening, and though the leafage and grass in the fields are pleasantly green, the stems and twigs are exceedingly black.