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Thiers On The English

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au. ïDiere was au aumirer 01 lue mglish people, but uncompromisingly hated their law of primogenitnre for a reason whieh English old maids will appreoiate. What coiúd be more decided and sweepingthan tlio following ? " The Engliah are the only people I respect; the Italiana the only people that I love; all the rest - the Russians, the Germana, the Spaniards, the Americana- excite my detestation or contempt, or more frequently both. But among your institutions there are some ao opposed to my sympathies and judgment that I would not submit to them iu order to obtain all your wealth and all yonr civilization. I mean the aaariflce oí a whole family to ono of its members. It is your detestable rigut oí primogeniture ■which forces you to makes slaves of a lmndred millions of iiindooa in order to enable an English younger son to consumo the reverme thnt would feed flfty j ludían familiep, and to bring )aek a pro-consular fortune. It is primogeniture which makes half of your gentlemep exiles and half of your ladiea old maids,"


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