Excerpt From A History Of England For The Use Of SchoolsThe Increasing Study Of History In Our Schools Is, Doubt Less, A Hopeful Sign For The Future Of The Republic A Free Government Depends For Its Honor, If Not For Its Very Life, Upon The Good Sense And Moral Steadfastness Of The People And These May Be Greatly Reinforced By The Experience Of Mankind And, Surely, The History Of Which We Can Least Afford To Be Ignorant Is That Of Our Mother Country.That Branch Of The Great German Race Which Was Planted Fourteen Centuries Ago On British Soil, Grew, Under Exception Ally Favoring In Uences, To Be The Admiration Of The World The History Of The Long Series Of Popular Conquests, Nobly Won And Firmly Held, From Magna Charta To That Bill Of Rights Which Was The Prelude To Our Own Declaration Of Independence, Contains A Fund Of Political Wisdom Which No Nation, And Ours The Least Of All, Can Safely Neglect.Though There Is A Certain Literal And Obvious Patriotism In Placing The History Of The United States First, Or Even Alone In The School Course Where But One Book Can Be Studied, Yet We Do Well To Remember That English History Is, In A Very Special Sense, Our Own And It Is Difficult To Imagine How The Spirit Of American Institutions Can Be Understood, Without Some Knowledge Of The Circumstances In Great Britain Which Led To The Formation And Afterward To The Independence Of Our Earliest States.About The PublisherForgotten Books Publishes Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rare And Classic Books Find At Www.forgottenbooks.comThis Book Is A Reproduction Of An Important Historical Work Forgotten Books Uses State Of The Art Technology To Digitally Reconstruct The Work, Preserving The Original Format Whilst Repairing Imperfections Present In The Aged Copy In Rare Cases, An Imperfection In The Original, Such As A Blemish Or Missing Page, May Be Replicated In Our Edition We Do, However, Repair The Vast Majority Of Imperfections Successfully Any Imperfections That Remain Are Intentionally Left To Preserve The State Of Such Historical Works.
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- A History of England
- Mary Elsie Thalheimer
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