Society, Manners and Politics in the United States

Society, Manners and Politics in the United States

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Mr. Chevalier's chief merits as a traveller consist in the fact, that he directs his attention to the most important concerns and interests of the people, among whom he travels. He has a profound sense of the worth of Humanity, and he values manners, politics, institutions, only as they bear on its progress. He clearly perceives that industry must hold the chief rank among the material interests of mankind, and consequently he bestows, as he ought, the greater part of his attention upon the state of industry and the industrious classes. We wish every traveller would do the same, not in our own country only, but in every other. By so doing the materials might at length be collected for a real history of mankind.

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ISBN-13: 9783849651541
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
Publication date: 03/08/2018
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Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 636
File size: 590 KB

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die of consumption, and will leave behind nothing but ruins, poetical, perhaps, but still none the less ruins, that is, death and desolation: unless indeed a new blood be infused into its veins, or in other words, unless it be conquered like unhappy Poland. f LETTER II. LIVERPOOL AND THE RAILROAD. Liverpool, Nov. 7, 1833. I Have just come back from Manchester by the railroad, which is a fine piece of work ; I know of nothing that gives a higher idea of the power of man. There are impressions which one cannot describe; such is that of being hurried along at the rate of half a mile a minute, or thirty miles an hour (the speed of the train as we started from Manchester,) without being the least incommoded, and with the most complete feeling of security, for only one accident has happened since the opening of the road, and that was owing to the imprudence of the individual who perished. You pass over and under roads, rivers, and canals; you cross other railroads, and a great number of other roads, without any trouble or confusion. The great forethought and spirit of order which in England they suck in with their mothers' milk, preside in every part, and make it impossible that the trains should fall foul of each other, or that the cars should rim down unlucky travellers, or the farmers' wagons; all along the route are gates, which open and shut at the precise momentof time, and watchmen on the look out. How many persons in France would be benefitted by this short trip, did it serve only as a lesson of order and forecast! And then the Mount Olive cut is as well worth seeing as Roland's Breach ; the Wapping tunnel will bear a comparison with the caves of Campan ; the dike across ChatMoss seems to me as full of interest as the remains of the most famous Roman ways, not ex...

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