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able position of being the only nation which has never despoiled the poor old hermit, and perhaps of being her sole disinterested cham- pion in a world of wolves. For the rest the treaty went too far. It permitted unlimited immigration which later fell foul of our west- ern coast and the Labour Unions.
Facing the screams of the Shanghai press this strange embassy proceeded in state to Lon- don. An Oriental more or less, or one or two brigades of ambassadors were no novelty in England and the populace seemed to proceed on their accustomed way in spite of the em- bassy. But the results obtained from the Gov- ernment were as far-reaching in their way as the American Treaty. The Queen gave an audience at Windsor, the stately castle later to give name and title to the ruling House of England. And Lord Clarendon, a liberal peer who had recently been given the portfolio of Foreign Affairs, took Burlingame into counsel. The consequence was a total reversal���