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CHAPTER III
PUBLIC LATTERS 1848-1849

letter from Landor was published in the Examiner of November 18 :
European Revolutions.
In my views on politics I have given offence to many good and sensible men. Perhaps I may be erroneous in some of my opinions, but is it quite certain that they themselves are exempt from fallibility in all of theirs? Permit me to ask whether they have given proofs to the world of more research, more intellect, more information, more independence. I come forward not to offend, but to conduct ; not to quarrel, but to teach ; and I would rather make one man wiser than ten thousand friendly to me ; yet I profess no indifference to the favourable opinion of those writers who influence the public judgment. I suspect both of moroseness and of falsehood such as are guilty of this arrogant and contemptuous demeanour. It is only small dogs that run after the stones cast at them; and these small dogs, importunate to be petted and prompt at tricks, are of a breed not remarkable for sagacity or fidelity.
Dependent on no party, influenced by none, abstaining from the society and conversation of the few public men I happen to be acquainted with, for no other reason than because they are in power and office, I shall continue, so long as I live, to notice the politics and politicians which may promote or impede the public welfare.
It is undeniable that new forms of government are about to supersede the old throughout the continent of Europe. Some fancy they see the origin of this antagonism in the commencement of the French Revolution ; others look a little higher up on the North American Congress. In fact, the destinies both of America and Europe were irnmovably fixt when the spirit left the body of Old England and transmigrated into the New. Religion and Patriotism fled together from before the throne of Charles ; they sought only a narrow asylum, and they laid undesignedly the foundation of the widest and most powerful empire the earth was ever to contain. Religion at the present time exerts but a feeble influence over any portion of the globe. The unwieldy wealth of the priesthood has overturned it on the high road of the continent, and shortly will break it into fragments here, leaving the ore at the

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