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81 ENGLAND'S BEST HOPE. WE have dwelt on the present and the past, as well with reference to our neighbours as ourselves. If we have shewn that we have little regret in any still remaining difference between the inhabitants of the opposite shores, and much to fear from a growing resem- blance between them ; - if we have successfully hinted at the grounds of our own real superiority, and the possibility of maintaining, and even increasing our greatness, to any extent consistent with human imperfection ; - if we have, in the two preceding chapters, anticipated what might be our ultimate degradation, whilst in the first we had pointed at the E 5