The False Islanders.
392. The climate, the want of wine, and lack of beautiful scenery, have all been obstacles in the way of English Kultur.-- H. V. TREITSCHKE, P., Vol. i., p. 222.
393. The English nationalism is also cosmopolitanism: the service of his own nation appears to the Englishman the service of mankind. For he regards his own nation as the mistress of the highest Kultur- treasures, to which other nations look up in order to admire and imitate. Thus Anglification is identified with the furtherance of human Kultur.-- G. V. SCHULZE- GAEVERNITZ , B.I., p. 49.
394. England's strength resides in arrogant self- esteem, Germany's greatness in the modest appreciation of everything foreign. England is self-seeking to the point of insanity, Germany is just even to self- depreciation.-- TH. FONTANE (about 1854), E.B., p. 389.
395. At the time of the illness of the Emperor Frederick, Treitschke, at the end of a long speech, summed up his sentiments in these words: "It must


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