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PREFACE.

“ You have not come to the bottom of the conduct of “Great Britain, until you have touched that delicate and “ real foundation cause, we are too large and strong a “ nation.

“ This is in my judgment the right of the whole matter. “ A distingui-hed clergymen of London, personally kind, “ and friendly to me, said to me in these very words, Mr. “ Beecher, you may just as well have it said to you, you “ have been growing so strong that we had got to take you “ down, and we were very glad when the job was taken out “of our hands by your own people.' When Mr. Roebuck “ declared the same fact in Parliament, it was cheered “ immensely.”—Jr. Beccher's Speech in Brooklyn.

In the same speech, Mr. Beecher analyses English society, and states what he believed to be the spirit of the different classes in regard to this country. His conclusions, in substance, are as follows:

“ The great commercial clan is againut us. The influen“ tial clergymen and laymen of both the Established Church " and the Disnenters are, as a boly, again-t us. The nobility, “ as a cla-s, are against us.

" Parliament, in nympathy and wi-les, is five to one "against 119.

“ The collmervative intelligence of Great Britain is " against us, and all there is on the surface of society repre

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