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Under such circumstances, schooled as all mankind have been in the senti- ments of aristocracy and legitimacy, and imbibing as they do, almost with the first elements of education, a settled adherence to the prin- ciples and institutions of monarchy, it is not a matter for surprise that they should entertain prejudices in relation to our country, as settled as their national character.
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The arts, too, having ex- hausted every resource of ingenuity, appeared to have copied with exactness, and embodied in perfection, all the nicest proportions of nature.
Her system of religion had borrowed its features most directly from the sacred pages of inspiration ; her literature was more extensive, chaste and refined than that of any of her cotem- poraries ; her scholars were foremost in the pursuits of science ; her specimens of the arts were conceived in the purest taste, and exe- cuted upon the most exquisite models; in short, every thing in ber internal structure and domestic regulations, as well as every thing in her foreign relations contributed to render indisputable those claims which she had set up to pre-eminence and distinction.
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claims to distinction ; Statuary, its most interesting models in the persons of those who have attained to eminence in some department of labor connected with the public interest ; Architecture and Sculp- ture, their noblest objects in the erection and embellishment of monuments, designed to point out the spot " where sleep the wise, the good, the talented, the brave." These considerations are en- tirely general in their nature, and admit of no particular local appli- cation ; but there are those which bear directly, and with peculiar force, upon the interests of our own nation.
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