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Excerpt from Memories of Four Continents: Recollections Grave and Gay of Events in Social and Diplomatic Life
N writing these recollections of a varied life, Iduring which I have met many celebrities and seen many interesting outposts of Empire, I have given very few dates except historical ones, because I have been backwards and forwards so many times to Newfoundland, our oldest Colony, to Canada, and elsewhere, when my husband was appointed to official positions or was summoned to aid with his advice and experience in crises and emergencies, political and industrial. These visits are mentioned in these pages, and if I gave the dates of my frequent comings and goings, the book would assume the character of a journal - generally tedious reading. Nevertheless, I hope these impressions, which are written as they occur to my memory, and are not by any means given in chronological order, will interest some of that large majority of people who have been unable to visit the places in our Dominions which I have tried, however inadequately, to describe.
Watching the development and psychology of nations is a very interesting study, and the more we do so the better we are likely to understand other nations and sense the position of our own.
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publisher: Forgotten Books (May 18, 2017)
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