A GLIMPSE INTO THE FUTURE
WE have seen New England as it was--and glimpsed at it as it is. To picture New England as it is to be--will require some such further examination of existing facts and figures as are found in the following Chapters. Inasmuch as these make dry reading, I am summarizing their contents so that the impatient reader may skip to the final caption without doing violence to his conscience. The time that is saved by accepting my conclusions without cheeking up the data upon which they are based, will perhaps be used to devise means for perpetuating the culture that originated with the passing Yankee. It is too late to do much for the Yankees as a people.
While I am with those who recognize Divinity in human prescience, I am inclined to think that most prophecy is built on careful observation and logical deduction. A fool who looks into the crystal ball of the necromancer frequently sees things that never eventuate. The man of or-