National Life and Character

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NATIONAL

LIFE AND CHARACTER


A FORECAST



BY

CHARLES H. PEARSON

HON. LL.D. ST. ANDREWS, LATE FELLOW OF ORIEL COLLEGE, OXFORD
AND SOMETIME MINISTER OF EDUCATION IN VICTORIA
AUTHOR OF 'A HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THE EARLY AND MIDDLE AGES'; AND OF
'HISTORICAL MAPS OF ENGLAND'



'Dir wird gewiss einmal bei deiner Gottahnlichkcit bange'



London
MACMILLAN AND CO.

AND NEW YORK
1893


'All rights reserved



First Edition, January 1893
Reprinted, July 1893



CONTENTS

PAGE
Introduction 1

CHAPTER I
The Unchangeable Limits of the Higher Races 29

CHAPTER II
The Stationary Order in Society 86

CHAPTER III
Some Dangers of Political Development 134

CHAPTER IV
Some Advantages of an Enhanced National Feeling 180

CHAPTER V
The Decline of the Family 227

CHAPTER VI
The Decay of Character 259

Appendix A

345

Appendix B

347

Index

349

This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.