The Life of Young Sir Henry Vane, Governor of Massachusetts Bay

The Life of Young Sir Henry Vane, Governor of Massachusetts Bay

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The Life of Young Sir Henry Vane, Governor of Massachusetts Bay

The Life of Young Sir Henry Vane, Governor of Massachusetts Bay

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It fell to the present writer, a few years since, to prepare a life of Samuel Adams (American Statesmen series, Houghton, Mifflin and Company), who, according to his kinsman John Adams, was "the wedge that split apart" America from the land of our fathers. It falls to the writer now to prepare a life of young Sir Henry Vane, of whom it has been said that "his name is the most appropriate link to bind us to the land of our fathers." To treat each of these great historic figures has been for the writer a grateful task. There are few in America, perhaps at the present time there are few in England, who think it not well that England and America were severed. As to the usefulness of the work in which Samuel Adams was a main agent, doubt is not often entertained. But how as to the coming together again of the English-speaking race into some kind of a bond, moral if not political? Are there many who think it either feasible or desirable?

The aspiration after such a coming together is . . .

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