Our English Cousins

Our English Cousins

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Our English Cousins

Our English Cousins

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The Derby, whatever it may have been to the English people in the past, seems to be chiefly patronized to-day by coster-mongers and Americans. I saw at the last Derby about forty thousand coster-mongers and gypsies, and some twenty thousand Americans, equally divided between well- known actors and the people you meet on the steamer. Of course there were other classes there, the idle rich and royalties, but they were not on the scene at all. They had as little to do with it as the Roman senators painted on the back drop in "Julius Cæsar," who remain stiff and dignified whatever befalls, have to do with the super senators who run up the stage crying "Kill, burn, destroy!" They formed a cluster of black hats in a corner of a grand-stand that rose as high as the Equitable Building--a wall of human beings with faces for bricks. The real . . .

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