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Nothing quite like it at least can be found in England; nothing in the least like it, I fancy, was ever found in America.
One peculiarity of this middle-class was that it really was a class and it really was in the middle.
And I may remark in passing that, having lived to see Mafeking Night and the later Jingo lyrics, I have retained a considerable respect for those old and pompous patriotic songs.
I rather fancy it was better for the tradition of the English tongue to hear such rhetorical lines as these, about Wellington at the deathbed of William the Fourth, For he came on the Angel of Victory's wing But the Angel of Death was awaiting the King, than to be entirely satisfied with howling the following lines, heard in all music-halls some twenty years afterwards: And when we say we've always won And when they ask us how it's done We proudly point to every one Of England's soldiers of the Queen.
But a light began to break on my father, who had thought his way through all the High Church and Broad Church movements and was well-read in such things.
But I prefer to believe that common sense is something that my readers and I have in common; and that they will have patience with a dull summary of the facts.My father, who was serene, humorous and full of hobbies, remarked casually that he had been asked to go on what was then called The Vestry.At this my mother, who was more swift, restless and generally Radical in her instincts, uttered something like a cry of pain; she said, "Oh, Edward, don't! We never have been respectable yet; don't let's begin now." And I remember my father mildly replying, "My dear, you present a rather alarming picture of our lives, if you say that we have never for one single instant been respectable." Readers of Pride and Prejudice will perceive that there was something of Mr.My father was a Liberal of the school that existed before the rise of Socialism; he took it for granted that all sane people believed in private property; but he did not trouble to translate it into private enterprise.His people were of the sort that were always sufficiently successful; but hardly, in the modern sense, enterprising.