Vol V – English Traits(1856)

   I First Visit to England  II Voyage to England  III Land  IV Race  V Ability  VI Manners  VII Truth  VIII Character  IX Cockayne  X Wealth  XI Aristocracy  XII Universities  XIII Religion  XIV Literature  XV The “Times”  XVI Stonehenge  XVII Personal  XVIII Result  XIX Speech at Manchester


Chapter XI Aristocracy

The feudal character of the English state, now that it is getting obsolete, glares a little, in contrast with the democratic tendencies. The inequality of power and property shocks republican nerves. Palaces, halls, villas, walled parks, all over England, rival the splendor of royal seats. Many of the halls, like Haddon, or Kedleston, are beautiful…