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The Thirteenth

Greatest of Centuries

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Author: James J. Walsh
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 199,137 / 592 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.6
LoC Category: CB
Downloads: 801
Added to site: 2012.01.31
mnybks.net#: 31265
Genre: History
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entity; that constitution of which all the other free constitutions in the world are copies, and which, in spite of some defects, deserves to be regarded as the best under which any great {xiii} society has ever yet existed during many ages. Then it was that the House of Commons, the archetype of all the representative assemblies which now meet, either in the old or in the new world, held its first sittings. Then it was that the common law rose to the dignity of a science, and rapidly became a not unworthy rival of the imperial jurisprudence. Then it was that the courage of those sailors who manned the rude barks of the Cinque Ports first made the flag of England terrible on the seas. Then it was that the most ancient colleges which still exist at both the great national seats of learning were founded. Then was formed that language, less musical indeed than the languages of the south, but in force, in richness, in aptitude for all the highest purposes of the poet, the philosopher, and the orator, inferior to

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